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Music – An obsession and a true love


I actually don’t think I go a day without listening to it. We have devices to play and stream, pretty much in every single room of our house. I listen to the radio, Spotify and even sometimes CDs in my car.

Music means so much to me. I was brought up listening to it as my Dad was similar. I remember him getting up early with my brother and me at the weekends, sat in his chair with his headphones on, as we chilled and watched weekend telly. After he and my Mum split up he used to make me tapes of what he thought I would like and post them through the letter box. Happy memories.

Nowadays, I still like a lot of chart music and do still listen to Radio 1! My current favourite band is London Grammar. I love them! But I recently went to see a folk singer from New York, Suzanne Vega. So, I’m quite eclectic sometimes.

I decided to ask a group of bloggers what their favourite songs were at present. I got quite a mix and not all current.

“Anything by Luke Bryan. He’s my future cowboy husband and I’m obsessed with him.” Jenna from And Then There Were Three.

“It’s not a very ‘cool’ answer but… ‘You’re Welcome’ from Moana. Who can even just say You’re Welcome anymore?! You have to sing it, right?!” Holly from Little Pickle’s Mom.

 “I am still absolutely obsessed with Coldplay & Chainsmokers ‘Something Like This’. I’m a huge Coldplay fan anyway but I love the dance vibe to it – and the whole family love it.”  Rachel from Coffee, Cake and Kids.

“Riptide by Vance Joy. It was on the radio the other day and I’ve not been able to get it out of my head. Mostly because I DO always get the words wrong.” Hayley from Devon Mama.

Chameleon Days by Neil Finn. It’s stuck in my head constantly – but it’s beautiful, so I don’t mind!” Cat from Pushing The Moon.

” Captain Crash by Bon Jovi. It’s one of my faves and reminds me of my husband and I. It has such an upbeat sound but it’s also so romantic and references Bowie! I can’t stop singing it in my head. It makes the bad days better.” Kelly from Kelly Allen Writer.

” Loving Under a Million Lights by Tom Chaplin at the moment. Can’t wait for his new Christmas album!” Jenny from The Gingerbread House.

“Can’t Stop the Feeling, Justin Timberlake. Makes me want to move and sing along every time I hear it… plus, it reminds me of my girls who love dancing to it when they watch Trolls!” Jenny from Confessions of a New Mummy.

Insomnia by Faithless. It is the one song that gets me back in the gym.” Beth from Twinderelmo.

“Power by Little Mix ft Stormzy.” Carol from Virtually All Sorts.

“Dakota by Stereophonics. Just a great song.” Pete from Household Money Saving.

“Kickstarts- Example. I just adore it, I know all the words and so I feel such a boss blasting it singing like a mentalist!” Emma from Ready, Freddie, Go!

“I love the new Avicci and Rita Ora Lonely Together. Just takes me back to pre-baby festival days. Fond memories of muddy wellies and too much beer!” Becky from Mommy and Rory.

“Mullally and She Don’t Know Me. Reminds me of the stuff i listened to as a youth without feeling like an embarrassing uncool mum. Plus I never hear it on the radio so makes me feel “cool” and doesn’t get overplayed!”  Laura from The Chatty Chronicles.

” I am going very retro here. I am loving Dignity and Chocolate Girl by Deacon Blue. Going back many years, when I first bought the album they are on, I listened to it over and over again. It was in Autumn and I remember walking along listening on my Walkman (it was the 80’s!) and kicking up the Autumn leaves. So now, these songs are and forever will be – my Autumn soundtrack.” Nikki from Yorkshire Wonders

“Angel Annie lennox alwyas makes me feel so happy!” Lianne from Anklebiters Adventures.

“My all time favourite song is Stereophonics Have A Nice Day, it always puts a smile on my face.” Leanne from A Slice of My Life in Wales.

“Ed Sheeran’s Eraser, can’t listen to it enough, it resonates so very deeply.” Renee from Mummy Tries.

“Bloom by The Paper Kites- it’s a song that I listened to all the way through my pregnancy with Lawson and now it’s become our little song.” Hayley from Land of Lawson.

“Anything by the Mad Caddies I am listening to their album ‘Dirty Rice’ at the moment. I have seen them live twice this year after discovering them at Slam Dunk Festival in May. I think once you have seen songs performed live they mean so much more!” Carly from Mummy and The Chunks.

“Sam Smith Too good at goodbyes, absolutely love his voice and I’m a softy at heart” Nigel from DIY Daddy.

“The Sky Is A Neighbourhood by Foo Fighters. The lyrics are equally beautiful and loud (and my Small knows the words so we sing along.) Sinead from Sinead Latham.

“Tin Man by Miranda Lambert. In fact, anything by Miranda Lambert! I LOVE her.” Leslie from Messy Blog UK.

“I’m stuck old school and one of my favourites at the moment is Copacabana – great for running too….. honest!” Laura from Life With Baby Kicks.

“Atomic by Blondie always makes me sing along…” Debbie from My Boys Club.

“Evermore from Beauty and the Beast.. I love that song so much! My children think I am mad!” Sarah from Mummy Cat Notes.

“Recently discovered Alessia Cara – her voice and lyrics are brilliantly uplifting!” Han-Son from Daddilife.

“Greek Tragedy by The Wombats, bit of an older one but hadn’t heard it before and it’s so catchy!” Kayleigh from Candyfloss and Dreams.

“Liam Gallagher – For What it’s worth After a pants time recently it reminds me of good times, old Oasis and being young and care free.”  Cat from Rock and Roll Pussycat.

Quality music playback is essential some good wireless speakers from Panasonic would help. I love my headphones and always plug myself away when working. It just spurs me along.

How about you? What’s your favourite song?

Disclosure – this is a collaborative post.