Friday, 31 May 2013

Holiday Song Time!

Do you remember your childhood holidays? I do, in fact they are some of my most vivid childhood memories. I remember long hot car journeys with my brother and I regularly punching each others arms, or him pretending he had eaten all his chocolate bar when in fact he was saving it for when I was really hungry so he could eat it in front of me, what fun. The thing that always brings back the memories though, is the songs we used to listen to in the car, things from the distant past called "cassettes". Do you remember them? My dad always used to go to Asda and pick up one of the "Now" albums just before we set off. Before "Now" existed, there were cassettes called things like "Greatest hits of '86 (showing my age now) and I could sing those songs even now word for word. These days, I can of course plug in my iPhone and play songs from that. Unfortunately they just play alphabetically, so every car journey I seem to listen to exactly the same songs. Some of my favourite holiday car journey songs are:

  • Hips don't lie - Shakira
  • Nine Million Bicycles - Katie Mehlua
  • C'mon people we're making it now - Richard Ashcroft
  • Elephant Stone - Stone Roses
  • Old Man - Neil Young
  • California Girls - Katy Perry (I know I know)
  • Poker Face - Lady GaGa
  • I dreamed a dream from Les Miserables
  • Fallin' - Alicia Keys
  • Tangled Up in Blue - Bob Dylan
  • All you good people - Embrace
  • New York New York - Ryan Adams
  • So called friend - Texas
  • Sign no more - Mumford and Sons
  • This is the last time - Keane
  • Crazy as me - Alison Krauss
  • Briliant Disguise - Bruce Springsteen
A pretty bizarre mix I grant you! Thing is, I actually hardly ever get to listen to my own songs, things seem to be taken over by listening to Balamory and Timmy Time, it's time to take the music back! Course, if like me, you can't be bothered to make your own playlist, it is kind of annoying after all, you could always just use a ready made one like this one:

What's going to be on your summer holiday playlist this year?

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