My Desert Island Discs

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On Saturday evening I was thrilled to be tagged by Victoria Welton over at Verily Victoria Vocalises in the Desert Island Discs thingy. Just like Victoria I love music and it’s a big part of my life, I spend most hours in front of the computer with all different music playing and this is a great opportunity to tell you all what my favourites are.

As Victoria explains, you’re allowed to select 8 pieces of music, one book and one luxury item. I have to admit that I’ve been thinking about this all weekend and I’m still struggling a little bit but I’m going to try…


#1 - Turn Me On by Norah Jones

This was the song me and the hubby had our ‘first dance’ to on our wedding day. Whenever I hear it I transport back to that most awesome day, me in my glorious ivory dress and a great big smile on my face.




#2 - The Final Countdown - Europe

This may seem like an odd choice but it always makes me smile. This is the song the hubby played on the way to the hospital when I was in labour with LP, he must’ve had it on repeat and it played loads of times. Although I was in terrible pain I couldn’t help but laugh as we hurried to the hospital.



#3 - Firework - Katy Perry

I love this song for two reasons, the first is because it makes me think of BP. The first time he heard this song he loved it and suddenly found a love of music, he can often be heard squealing away to it. The second reason is it reminds me of a trip to Alton Towers a few years ago on Bonfire Night, we were all snuggled up in our winter clothes and the weather was terrible but it was a very memorable family night.



#4 - Angel - Sarah McLachlan

I first heard this song by watching the movie City of Angels and I cry every time I hear it, the melody is amazing and Sarah’s voice is fantastic. My heart aches whenever I hear to this song and I can’t help but stop what I’m doing and listen.



#5 Family Portrait - Pink

Although this song makes me sad sometimes I just like to listen and be sad. It speaks to me in many ways and it’s another one I cry to.



#6 Spider-Man Theme - Michael Buble

I love, love, LOVE Buble. This song is cheery, my boys both love it and it reminds me to not take myself so seriously.



#7 Hold On - KT Tunstall

I only have to hear the first few beats of this song and I’m bouncing about, it gets me moving and brings a smile to my face. Oh and I love this video!



#8 Rap God - Eminem

This is not a song I ever thought would top my favourites list but the more I listen to it the more I respect this man. I’d take this with me on the Desert Island to remind me never to judge someone by first impressions, people change and grow. And those with talent will always shine. I’m not going to post a video of this as the language is… Well it’s Eminem, I think you can guess.


The book I’d take with me is Society of the Mind by Eric L. Harry - this book is a toughie to get through but if you ever have the chance I’d recommend it. I love the story and although it takes a while to read the visions that flow through the mind when reading are amazing. As for my luxury item, I think I would have to take my mattress - it’s one of those memory foam things and is truly amazing. I’m not sure I’d ever get any sleep without it now! 

I’m tagging Kim over at Northumberland Mam, Luci at Mother Wife Me and Debs at Super Busy Mum.

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14 comments:

  1. Brilliant idea for a post. I am such a music lover would find it so hard to pick 8! :)

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    1. I did. The first few were easy but it gets a little harder after three, especially if you're a music lover. :)

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  2. Ohh thanks for tagging me....I'll have to get my thinking cap on for this!! I will get round to doing it once my laptop is fixed hopefully at the weekend....I'm using one without sound at the moment....I need sound for this :)

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    1. You're welcome. Yes sound would be useful! ;) Oh I hope you get your laptop fixed quickly - I'm looking forward to reading your picks!

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  3. Great song choices Morgan, I love Pink and Eminem, in fact I forgot to add Eminem The real slim shady to my list I love that song, haha... We so like the same music, love the Katy Perry's Firework, thanks for stopping by my Desert Island list too :)

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    1. Thanks Claire. Have you listened to Eminem's new album? It's really good.

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  4. I am living this meme! Your choice of "Final Countdown" had me immediately singing it aloud, and hilarious to imagine your hubby playing it en route to the labour ward! I'd forgotten about that Pink song, you're right it's so emotive. Great picks, I am definitely writing mine up on Friday, perfect for #AllAboutYou

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    1. My trip to the hospital was certainly entertaining - picture it... heavily pregnant woman huffing and panting while singing along and laughing. :)

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  5. I so want to do this Meme! Love that you have a bit of Mickey Bubble in there!! #AllAboutYou

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    1. Buble is AWESOME! I love him. And you should write yours... I tagged you. ;)

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  6. Fantastic songs - all of them :) I particularly love Angel by Sarah McLachlin as well as 'Firework' - I never used to like that song until they played it at BritMums Live last year and I now I can't listen to it without crying! Your book sounds like a good read and I love your luxury item :) Thanks for sharing x

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    1. Thanks Victoria. I've promised myself to build up the courage to attend BritMums Live next year, don't think I'm brave enough yet. :)

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  7. We also had Turn me on for our wedding dance, predominantly because I'd played lots of tracked to my OH to choose one, and this was short (and by that time he was really bored). It's a great song.

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    1. It really is and every time I hear it I think of the hubby. :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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