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:
- “Fast Car” by Tracy Chapman
- “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd (I drove across the US listening to this track on repeat, so I HAVE to add it to this list)
- “I Drove All Night” by Cyndi Lauper
- “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses
- “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” by the Beach Boys
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 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?
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.