#SaturdaySoundtrack // Laura from Laura’s Lovely Blog

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.

I’m Feeling Good – Nina Simone

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.

If you want to share your saturday soundtrack contact me chellemccann@icloud.com

Chelle

Manic Mama of 3, wife of shouty singer Gav, blog writer, stationery obsessive, bed jumper, Brighton based social media consultant and semi-pro juggler of it all!

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