A guilty pleasures mix-tape, now what would I put on that?
It’s a tough choice but I will select one song from each decade, starting with the 70’s right through to the 2010’s (the Tennies?)
“A Far L’Amore Cominica Tu” by Raffaella Carra
I stumbled across this song by accident. It must have been directly after a song I constantly played and I let it play so it eventually notched up a lot of play counts in my iTunes. It soon became a most played song its own right and I very much associate it with summer holidays now. It’s just so fun!
One night, whilst watching Doctor Who, this very song suddenly appeared in this episode. I couldn’t believe it and the fact she was singing it in English just blew me away. Now, I expect everyone to join in with the dance…
“Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” by Starship
The 80’s hold so many guilty pleasure songs for me and it’s so hard to pick just one. However, this song popped up on my iPod today so I took that as a sign. It’s from one of my favourite movies of that decade – Mannequin. I’m not obsessed with mannequins but if you take a look at my post, Princess Diana then you might think I am.
“Life” by Des’ree
I shouldn’t really like this song because the lyrics are just awful. Whoever thought a lyric of the nature “I’d rather have a piece of toast than see a ghost” really needs to find a better career but it’s just so easy to listen to. “Dooo, dooo, dooo Life”
“(Is This The Way To) Amarillo” by Tony Christie & Peter Kaye
Okay, so this wasn’t originally released in the Noughties but this version was It really reminds me of a great time in my life and it just cheers me up every time I hear it. The song was re-recorded for charity, raised a lot of money and had may office workers (me included) marching around offices up and down the country – guilty as charged!
“Loved Me Back To Life” by Celine Dion
You really can’t beat a good bit of “old giraffe neck” or Celine Dion as she is more commonly known. She really knows how to belt out a tune and I know it’s probably “uncool” to like her but I’ve never really been cool anyway so I don’t care.
Now, just to summarise…