One thing that keeps us inspired is the music we listen to and the books we read so we have decided to reinstate the previously popular Saturday Soundtrack! This week we have Tina who you can find blogging at GirlsGospel (https://www.girlsgospel.com)
I want to start by saying I don’t really dance. My Saturday playlist involves me singing way too loudly, and making random arm gestures, while twirling occasionally!
1). The Killers – Mr Brightside
Being from Manchester, I’m fairly sure Indie is in my blood. This song was the soundtrack to my 20’s. I spent many a drunken weekend bouncing round dance floors to it, or singing it on karaoke! It’s my go to “cheer me up” song.
2). Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
This song is my morning song. It wakes me up gradually, and by the end of the 6 minute long track, I’ve had a wash, brushed my teeth and am singing the final verse! I can’t imagine not having this song in my life.
3). Little Girls – Annie 1982 soundtrack
Miss Hannigan is epic. She might be a gin swilling meanie, but when it comes to the crunch…. she loves those kids! I sing this song whenever my own kids are pushing my buttons. My daughter recently played Miss Hannigan in her drama club’s production and it was the proudest moment of my life. Who knew my obsession with this soundtrack would shine on stage one day haha!
4). Ironic – Alanis Morissette
My life is like a comedy of errors. If it can go wrong, it’s a given it will when I’m around. This song basically sums me up, and has already been earmarked as my funeral song. Rather than getting upset when something goes wrong, I sing this and laugh at the irony of it all!
5). Oasis – Don’t look back in anger.
This song has spoken to me for over 20 years now. At 22, when my boyfriend of 5 years cheated on me, it stopped me dwelling and hating the bit on the side. When my Dad died and I felt the hospital staff let him down, it brought me back to earth. At 30, when my son was diagnosed with Autism, it helped me focus on the fact his diagnosis was a bit of him, not all of him.
At 32, when my Mum died suddenly, it helped me to reign in my anger that she hadn’t sought treatment. Finally, when I was 33, it saw my entire city (and many others around the world) through the most horrific time in Manchester’s recent history. Whenever I hear this song, it grounds me and reminds me to focus on the positives, not dwell on what has happened.
Thanks so much for sharing Tina! You can chat to Tina about her choices her: