Happy Friday everyone!
I watched American Idol last night and it got me thinking about songs that have touched my life somehow and when that happens even if I hear them now, I still think back to that moment and remember how they first made me feel.
So here’s my list of songs that stand out to me today as signficant to my life. My personal soundtrack if you like ….
1. Britney Spears – Hit me Baby One More Time
Glee’s Britney episode for instance had me harking back to my school days when Britney ruled the airwaves and my feet were tapping away instantly. Yes it’s cheesy but God ‘Hit me baby one moe time’ is catchy and it brought a big smile to my face!
2. Alanis Morrisette – You Oughta Know
Jagged Little Pill was one of the first albums I brought as a teenager and even then when I had no experience of relationships, I caught her feeling, her anger, her bitterness, her angst. It made me think, it made me feel her pain and it made me want to sing along at the top of my lungs. I can relate more to the feeling behind the song now, who doens’ want to rant at their ex? a classic!
3. Spice Girls – Via Forever
I was a huugggeee Spice fan back in my school days. I loved their energy, their catchy songs and their attitude. Girl Power! Ahem anyway, this song I still think holds up today as a beautiful ballad that makes you think about days in the sun, holiday romances and bittersweet love.
A close second would be 2 Become 1, which reminds me of Xmas.
4. Natalie Imruglia – Torn
This song was constantly on the radio when it came out, it totally lodged in my brian. I have always loved the album it came off and I think this song is bright and breezy with just the right dusting of pain.
5. Ellie Goulding – Your Song
Elton’s classic has always been a favourite of mine. It’s so simple and beautiful. When Moulin Rouge came out, they took the song and amplified it into an epic treat. Ellie’s version has reminded me what a great song it is and I love her haunting take on it.
Now I just need someone to sing it to me!
6. Take That – Back for Good
I was a big TT fan, Robbie Williams was one of my earliest crushes. This has always been my favourite song of theirs, so simple and romantic.
7. DJ Sammy – Heaven
This was out at Uni and I loved it even though I’m not a big dance fan. Now I listen to the candlelight version. I just think it’s a dreamy song and one that will always remind me of standing on there, hands in the air, singing my drunken head off!
8. Weather Girls – It’s Raining Men
For some reason this has become the song me and my closet friends always request if we are ever in front of a DJ. It’s a tradition and we even danced to it at two of their weddings. Just a classic girl tune to sing your heart out to and will always make me think of them!
9. Taylor Swift – The Best Day
A more recent song but as soon as I heard it, I was reminded of my own mum who I’m really close to. It really moved me and makes me smile. A beautiful tribute to mums everywhere.
10. Westlife – You Raise me Up
Okay this is corny but the chorus gives me goose bumps. It’s just really uplifting and I don’t care, I love it!
So there are 10 songs that have touched my life in various ways. There are so many more but they really stick out .
Lookign at the list, I’ve just realised how cheesy I must be! Ah well, embrace the cheese I say!
What’s the soundtrack to your lives?