Music Tag Thingy

Lucky, lucky me I got tagged by “the world’s sexiest blogger alive” Phil Taylor in his latest Music Monday blog post. Go check out his list of answers and his blog. Whilst you’re there you may as well vote for his book Time to Lie (yes he’s actually written a whole entire book) to win the book cover of the month competition. The quick link to do this is here.

This music tag post will be a nice precursor to my new Friday morning music feature. Every week I’ll be posting my top ten songs from a particular year. I’ll be starting with the year 1976 this Friday.

Right, so now I answer the same music based questions that Phil answered and I’m also meant to tag other bloggers to do this, whilst I’d really love to hear both Em Linthorpe’s  (who wrote the wonderful Women of Rock guest post) and Steve at Talk About Pop Music’s answers, I would actually love to hear anyone’s. So feel free to create your own post answering these questions and tag me, so I can see. Cheers!

A song that reminds me of home: “We Don’t Talk Anymore” by Cliff Richard. Hahaha, so I’m not choosing this one because I love it, BUT it does remind me of home as when I was a child in the 80s my Mum played it and sang it aaaalll the time. I so wish it was something cool, but I don’t want to lie you.

Five songs that are must haves for road trips:


A song that inspires me: Anything by Bjork inspires me to be more creative, but I’ll go with “Hyper-Ballad” (in particular the Brodsky Quartet version).

A song that puts me in a good mood: Without a doubt that’ll be “A Little Respect’ by Erasure

A song I know all the words to: “Buffalo Stance” by Neneh Cherry. I know, I’m pretty cool. You can find out about my love for Neneh here

A song that annoys me: Urgh, “Ebony and Ivory” by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder is up there (but no doubt there’s many, many more). I mean, I’m totally here for the sentiment of the song, but fuck me you don’t get more nauseating lyrics as “Ebony and ivory live together in perfect harmony, Side by side on my piano keyboard, oh Lord, why don’t we?” I’ll tell you why Paul & Stevie, because human beings are deeply flawed and generally repulsive. Jog on, lads.


A song I used to like, but don’t anymore: Well, as a child I loved Stevie Wonder’s “I Just Called to Say I Love You’, but as I matured and became naturally wiser, I learnt it is possibly the worst song he ever wrote (I feel terrible mentioning Stevie twice in a negative light as he is one of my all time favourite artists).

A song I thrashed to: It’s got to be “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana, hasn’t it?

A song I like to play loud: I’m going to steal Phil’s answer here- “Song 2” by Blur.

A song that makes me want to dance: Jump Around” by House Pain. Resistance is futile.

That’s me done. I tried to answer these questions honestly, rather trying to be cool (we all know I do that naturally anyway). Let me know what your answers would be. Cheers to Phil for tagging me.





  1. Judy E Martin · November 14, 2017

    I love your answers, poor old Stevie, but I know EXACTLY what you mean though with those two songs! 🙂

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    • thebeasley · November 14, 2017

      I know. I absolutely love him, but they were career lows for him. Thanks Judy x

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  2. SickChristine · November 14, 2017

    Love, love, love it. I’ll let you slide on Stevie. He’s brilliant, but has had a couple of less than stellar moments in music. Jump Around, good choice!

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    • thebeasley · November 14, 2017

      Thanks mate. It felt kind of sacrilegious talking about him in this way. I’ll make it up to him somehow.

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  3. amindfultravellerblog · November 15, 2017

    Brought back memories there with Buffalo Stance! I thought I was pretty cool too back then rappin’ along with Neenah!! Lol…. 😉

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  4. Shailaja V · November 16, 2017

    Aww, I still love Stevie’s ‘I just called to say I love you’ and I’m 40. Don’t hate me? 😀

    I like Sweet Home Alabama too! Perfect for road tripping. Kind of keeps with the whole pace!

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    • thebeasley · November 16, 2017

      Haha how can I hate you? I guess I have some kind of affection for it as it reminds me of my childhood. Cheers x

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  5. Carol · November 16, 2017

    I love your song choices particularly Sweet Home Alabama…my pet hate is Perfect Day that song just makes me cringe..My teeth are on edge now just thinking about it…lol

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    • thebeasley · November 16, 2017

      Oh I totally get that. It was such a great song, but has fallen victim to being over played. Cheers Carol.

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  6. emfletche · November 16, 2017

    Yo man, whadda you expect, the guy’s a gigolo man… know whadda I mean? 😉

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    • thebeasley · November 16, 2017

      No money man can win my love, it’s sweetness the I’m thinking of, we always hang n a Buffalo Stance, We do the dive every time we dance etc etc Tuuuuuunnnne.


      • emfletche · November 16, 2017

        I’m guessing, like me, you didn’t have to Google those lyrics 😆

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      • thebeasley · November 16, 2017



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  9. Matthew · November 30, 2017

    I also love Cyndi Lauper’s “I drove all night” – in fact I was listening to that album when I drove to work..

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