Top Ten Tunes- 2006

Every Friday, I’m publishing my top ten songs from a single year and this week it’s the turn of 2006.

For previous top ten tunes, please click on the year: 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018


A tornado hits London and causes considerable damage.

In 2006, a whale is discovered in the River Thames in London, the football World Cup takes place in Germany, TV presenter Richard Hammond suffers a series brain injury when the jet-powered car he’s driving crashes whilst filming for Top Gear, in London Russian secret service agent Alexander Litvinenko is poisoned and dies, a tornado hits London, a series of murders take place in Ipswich– all the victims are female prostitutes, a man is later arrested and charged for the murders, Hogmanay in Edinburgh and Glasgow are cancelled due to bad weather (I know- I was there in Edinburgh!), Saddam Hussein is charged wth crimes against humanity and is sentenced to death by hanging, over 160 people are killed when seven bombs are detonated on trains in Mumbai, India and Montenegro and Serbia split and gain independence. The films Casino Royale, The Departed, Little Miss Sunshine, Night at the Museum, Volver, This is England and The Queen are all released. I celebrate my 30th Birthday.

Is this the right time to tell you that in 2006, I did an impromtu audition for Baz Luhrmann. I mean, he didn’t ask me to, but I did anyway. I was in Sydney as my better half was working at the Opera House and there was absolutely no way he was going to have fun without me over there. One night we got invited to the opening night of the Sydney Film Festival. I got verrrrrrr drunk on free champagne and myself and an actress that was in the show my husband was working on, discovered that Baz was at this party. We decided it would be a really good idea to go and audition for him. Yeah. At a party. Whilst very drunk. Uninvited. I don’t quite remember what happened, only that the “audition” involved a song and dance routine. That Baz Luhrmann look embarrassed (WHY?! We were being so cool). That I smashed my champagne glass and continued to drink from it. And that shortly afterwards someone suggested to my husband that it was time to take me home. I am nothing, but classy. ANYWAY. I absolutely love this year. It contains lots of fun pop, a heartbreaking tune and one of my all time favourite songs. So in no particular order, here’s my top ten tunes from 2006. Spotify playlist at the end as per.

1. Ain’t No Other Man by Christina Aguilera

2. Sexyback by Justin Timerblake


3. SOS by Rihanna


4. Rehab by Amy Winehouse


5. Standing in the Way of Control by The Gossip


6. Gold Lion by Yeah Yeah Yeahs


7. Us by Regina Spektor


8. Who Knew by Pink

9. I Am Not My Hair by India Arie


10. Irreplaceable by Beyonce


It’s been a while since I put a photo of myself up on these posts, here’s me on my 30th Birthday.


This week my favourite has to be Us by Regina Spector as that’s the song that I walked down the aisle to (but this wasn’t the year I got married). So, please tell me which of these songs you love the most.

See you next week for 2007!


  1. samfiftysomething · June 22, 2018

    Wow what a horrible year for the news!! You made me laugh at your Baz audition 😂 brilliant! Drinking out of a broken champagne glass? 😂 Great year for music, I can’t choose love most of them. Great post and hope you had a blast on your 30th 🙂

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    • thebeasley · June 22, 2018

      Haha. I know. What a wally, I am. Thanks Sam. There’s some great tunes there, isn’t there? X

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  2. Amy Winehouse, Pink, and Justin….all SO good!

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  3. willowdot21 · June 22, 2018

    Us. Definitely I adore Regina Spektor soooo much. Amy Winehouse too but my favourite of all time that year Immogen Heap and head lock. I relearned to walk to a soundtrack of Imogen Heap. I didn’t break my back for the second time until 2010 but Immie was instrumental in my recovery that second time.

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  4. gigglingfattie · June 22, 2018

    Ooooo YAAASS now we’re getting into my kind of music! Haha In 2006, I was 19 and most of these were definitely on my list of favourites

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  5. rachaelstray · June 22, 2018

    Loving 2006! Tunnnnnes. I think I’m gonna have to go with Rehab as I still bop along to this today.

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  6. angelanoelauthor · June 22, 2018

    This is a great list! I love the India Arie track. And of course, it’s always enjoyable to listen to Pink and Beyonce. Wow about your “audition.” Thank heavens you didn’t cut yourself with your champagne flute!! Though it sounds like you might not have felt the injury much.
    And aren’t you lovely in your red dress. 🙂

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    • thebeasley · June 22, 2018

      Am so glad you love the India track. Not many people have heard of it & I love it. And, I just love India in general. She’s a lady with a message or two to give. Pink & Beyonce are both so awesome for different reasons. I’ll always love them too. Oh and yes, I was so very lucky I didn’t cut myself. I think it was a combination of luck & also having a lovely man who always keeps one eye on me. Once he’d realised what I’d done, he had to extract the glass from my hand! Good grief. And to think I’m someone’s mother now!

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      • angelanoelauthor · June 23, 2018

        We all learn from the near-misses. And that is what scares me so much about parenthood.

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  7. Losing the Plot · June 22, 2018

    That’s weird the songs do seem like a while ago (opting for Amy’s rehab) but the news, only seems like a year or two ago. The whale and Richard Hammond, seems like no time!

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    • thebeasley · June 22, 2018

      I know. You’re so right. The news never feels like it’s as long ago as it is. It terrifies me how quickly time seems to go.

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  8. My Mashed Up Life · June 25, 2018

    I love Amy, but that Pink song is my favourite this time!

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  36. music2commute2 · January 24

    SOS. by Rihanna, before she got embarrassingly dirty. Her debut album is great.

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