LIFE PLAYLIST

100 songs that most transport me, in no particular order:

 

1. Bright Eyes – Art Garfunkel

2. Jolene – Dolly Parton

3. Thankyou For Being A Friend – Theme From The Golden Girls

4. Cry Me A River – Julie London

5. Tiny Dancer – Elton John

6. The Gambler – Kenny Rogers

7. Po Karekare Ana – Kiri Te Kanawa

8. Flying Over Africa – Out of Africa Soundtrack

9. Drop The Pilot – Joan Armatrading

10. You’ve Changed – Sia

11. Another Piece of My Heart – Erma Franklin

12. I Don’t Feel Like Dancing – Scissor Sisters

13. Linger – The Cranberries

14. Too Funky – George Michael

15. Love Cats – The Cure

16. Proud Mary – Tina Turner

17. On A Night Like This – Kylie Minogue

18. Rock The Casbah – The Clash

19. I Don’t Wanna Talk About It – Rod Stewart

20. Empire State of Mind – Alicia Keys & Jay-Z

21. Scenes From An Italian Restaurant – Billy Joel

22. Something To Talk About – Bonnie Raitt

23. I Remember You – Bette Midler & James Caan

24. Young Hearts Run Free – Kim Mazelle

25. Fire & Rain – Marcia Hines

26. So Far Away – Carole King

27. Hallelujah – kd lang

28. Physical – Olivia Newton-John

29. Crazy – Gnarls Barkley

30. Superstition – Stevie Wonder

31. Somebody To Love Me – Mark Ronson feat. Boy George

32. Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield

33. Six Months In A Leaky Boat – Split Enz

34. Scar – Missy Higgins

35. Into Temptation – Renee Geyer

36. Annie’s Song – John Denver

37. Hold On My Heart – Sarah Blasko

38. Mickey – Toni Basil

39. She Bop – Cyndi Lauper

40. How Will I Know – Whitney Houston

41. Anywhere Is – Enya

42. Flashdance – Irene Cara

43. Learning To Fly – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

44. Karma Chameleon – Culture Club

45. Walking On Broken Glass – Annie Lennox

46. Heart Of Glass – Blondie

47. Brass In Pocket – The Pretenders

48. Teardrops – Womack & Womack

49. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – Kiki Dee & Elton John

50. The Beat Goes On – Sonny & Cher

51. Rooms On Fire – Stevie Nicks

52. Paper Aeroplane – Angus & Julia Stone

53. Bring Him Home – Les Miserables Soundtrack

54. Let’s Dance To Joy Division – The Wombats

55. Don’t Stop Believing – Journey

56. Take On Me – A-ha

57. Dance The Way I Feel – Ou Est Le Swimming Pool

58. Chasing Pavements – ADELE

59. God Only Knows – The Beach Boys

60. Back To Black – Amy Winehouse

61. Kids – MGMT

62. I Say A Little Prayer – Dianne Warwick

63. Kiss – Tom Jones

64. One Crowded Hour – Augie March

65. Flame Trees – The Sacred Heart School Choir

66. Walk Like An Egyptian – The Bangles

67. Head Over Feet – Alanis Morissette

68. Cecilia – James Last

69. Puff The Magic Dragon – Peter Paul & Mary

70. Cherry Cherry – Neil Diamond

71. Wish You Well – Bernard Fanning

72. Beast Of Burden – Bette Midler

73. Rhiannon – Fleetwood Mac

74. The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson

75. You’re So Vain – Carly Simon

76. Arthur’s Theme – Christopher Cross

77. Don’t Pay The Ferryman – Chris De Burgh

78. My Baby Just Cares For Me – Nina Simone

79. Tainted Love – Soft Cell

80. You’re My Best Friend – Queen

81. Mr Bojangles – Robbie Williams

82. Buffalo Stance – Neneh Cherry

83. Ruby Tuesday – The Rolling Stones

84. Anything You Want – Roy Orbison

85. Papa Don’t Preach – Madonna

86. I Just Wanna Make Love To You – Etta James

87. The Promise – Tracy Chapman

88. Handle With Care – The Travelling Wilburies

89. You Gotta Love This City – The Whitlams

90. What’s Up – 4 Non Blondes

91. I’m Your Man – Wham

92. Bright Side Of The Road – Van Morrison

93. Sweat (Aha La La La Long) – Inner Circle

94. I Try – Macy Gray

95. Sway – Bic Runga

96. One Night In Heaven – M People

97. Perfect Day – Lou Reed

98. Stay (I Missed You) – Lisa Loeb

99. Smile – Lily Allen

100. You Make Me Feel Like Dancing – Leo Sayer

People’s taste in music says a lot about them. When I look at this list, I remember the people and places who impacted on me. Some of those people, I know, will recognise themselves in this list.

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