Friday 27 May 2011

The Friday Column

This week I thought I would share with you the music that moves me (sometimes literally). I am actually finding this quite hard as I have so many songs that I love and that mean something to me.

I know that music is very personal and it is something that can conjure strong emotions and memories in people. I like my music to lift me but I also like music to sometimes be thought provoking and contemplative. I don't take my music too seriously and most of the time I just want to sing along!

I shall start with probably my favourite song of all time

Endless Love - Lionel Richie and Diana Ross

It has to be this version and not the Mariah Carey version which I find too saccharin and warbly. I like the words of this song and want to believe that out there there really is endless love. It was the first song my husband and I danced to at our wedding and brings me out in a smile whenever I hear it.

Dolly Parton 

I am cheating a little here as I am a huge fan of Dolly's country style and in my head she can do no wrong, she does upbeat (9-5) just as well as those angst ridden songs that she is most known for .. I love singing all her songs and will put her CD on whenever I fancy a good sing song. If I had to be pressed I would say Music Man is my number one.

Cowboys and Angels - George Michael

George Michael is my favourite male artist of all time, his voice just transports me to heaven and I have all his CD's. The man is a genius. The lyrics to this song are amazing and the Saxophone (sexaphone!) solo is to die for.

Insatiable - Darren Hayes

This has to be the most sensuous song ever,  the music and lyrics are just sheer and utter perfection.

In The Ghetto & Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley

In The Ghetto has to be one of the saddest songs I have ever heard, if you listen to it you will know exactly what I mean. What saddens me is that society hasn't really changed since he sung this, I really wish that we could change it to avoid so much hurt and anguish for all.

Suspicious Minds is an Elvis classic, I adore Elvis's look and voice and well this song is all about jealousy..

Moving on the dance floor

Anything by Michael Jackson - The man was a dance legend. I had tickets to his This Is It concert and was devastated when I heard that he had died. I never had the chance to see him perform live.

Killin' Time - Tina Cousins

Euro pop at its finest, this has a fabulous beat. It is a shame she didn't do as well as she deserved to.

Hips Don't Lie - Shakira
Lambada - Kaoma

These are both hot, sultry Summer dance tunes

Finally, my list would not be complete without mentioning Christina Aguilera and more specifically her Stripped album. There is not a dud song on there. My favourites though are Fighter, The Voice Within and Can't Hold Us Down (duet with L'il Kim)

She has the most powerful and incredible singing voice I have ever heard. Every song I feel the emotion, I feel her pain and most of all I feel her energy. She is a truly versatile artist and if I could sing like anyone it would be her. Christina is the complete package.

What songs 'move' you?


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