Laura’s Lovely Blog is a lifestyle, parenting and book blog. Written by Laura, a Mum of two, who is slightly obsessed with handbags and has a lot of love for lovely things. A self-confessed bookworm, she blogs about parenting, books (naturally), fashion and beauty and her weight loss journey. Here is her saturday soundtrack…
I have quite an eclectic taste in music. Anything from pop, to soul, to rock and as I’m also a classically trained singer, which means I love classical music too. Today I have decided to share 5 songs that I adore and have meaning to me. All very different.
This is a wonderful song. When the sun is shining and all is good in the world, there is nothing better than having I’m Feeling Good playing loudly and allowing the sultry tones of Nina Simone to seep into your soul. It’s one of my go-to feel good songs.
Smile – Nat King Cole
This is my song for when things are tough.
‘Smile though your heart is aching Smile even though it’s breaking When there are clouds in the sky, you’ll get by If you smile through your fear and sorrow Smile and maybe tomorrow You’ll see the sun come shining through for you’
Lyrics to live by I think. If I’m having a hard day, I often sing he lyrics to myself and simply remind myself to keep going and keep on smiling.
Casta Diva – Composer: Bellini sung by Maria Callas
Maria Callas’s voice is so utterly incredible it gives me goose bumps. It was a close call between Casta Diva and Una Voce Poco Fa by Rossini, but Bellini wins it for me. This song is ethereal, bold and beautiful and I never tire of listening to it.
Sexy Boy – Air
When my husband and I first started dating, he made me a mix tape (remember those), and on it was this track from Air. I then went on to discover the whole Moon Safari album which I really love. When I had an elective c-section for my daughter, we were allowed to make up a CD to play in theatre and this album was what we decided to play while she was being born.
Prelude in C Minor – Rachmaninov
In terms of piano pieces it was a tough choice. Clair De Lune by Debussy is beautiful, but when it comes to piano solos Rachmaninov was the master. He was so immensely talented. I could have chosen more than one of his pieces to share. I have chosen here Prelude in C Minor, it’s a popular one and a very emotional piece I think.
Take me to Church – Hozier
Ballet Sergei Polunin, Directed by David La Chapelle
This was one of my favourite songs of 2015. It is a moving song, but when I discovered this performance by ballet dancer Sergei Polunin I was spellbound. If you haven’t seen it yet, then you are in for a treat.
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