- Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver: a song that brings back childhood memories! Mum would sing this on our return journeys from a variety of places,
2. Papa Don’t Preach by Madonna: Mandy came to live with us just before I started secondary school and brought this Madonna album with her.
- When Will I Be Famous by Bros: these guys were ‘my’ boy band, becoming popular as I turned 13. I remember Thursday nights in the Cellar at Purley Baptist when I would sit in the Tuck Shop cupboard and watch MTV as it was projected onto the wall.
- Buffalo Stance by Neneh Cherry: this reminds me of another youth club, a few years later in Selsdon Baptist church hall when we were given some disco equipment and the lads used to put on discos every Saturday night.
- Friday I’m in Love by The Cure: this reminds me of hours spent at Esther’s house listening to music and chattering about all manner of things! My first introduction to Indie music.
- I Want to Break Free by Queen: the first video I saw that made an impression! Queen are still one of my all-time favourite bands, it would be difficult to pick a favourite.
- Saturday Night by Whigfield: a nightclub anthem from my uni days! I can still remember being part of a whole nightclub doing the dance.
- Tuesday’s Gone by Metallica: Jon introduced me to a whole new world of Metallica and many other bands that I would now say are favourites. This song was the one we had our first dance to at our wedding.
- Move It by Cliff Richard: as a child of a huge Cliff fan I couldn’t complete a list like this without including one of his songs and there are just so many that I love! This was his first hit and still sounds as good as it did back when I first heard it (check out the PINK in this video!)
- Can’t Get You Out of my Head by Kylie Minogue: Kylie’s reign in the music industry began as I became a teenager so she has been the background to my adult life. This one and Spinning Around are two of my favourites.
There is SO much other music I could have chosen, the whole film soundtrack thing would be an interesting one to do, or favourite pop/rock etc but I’ll stop there for now.
How about you? What would be the 10 tracks of YOUR years?