It’s currently half past two in the morning and I’m incredibly bored so I thought I’d post my ten favourite songs of all time.
Now these songs may not go well together in the same playlist but individually, these songs mean a lot to me. I hope you enjoy!
10. Closing Time – Semisonic
This song is on the list just for one line, ‘Every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end’. It’s just a simple but amazing line that everyone can relate to in one way or another.
9. (What a) Wonderful World – Sam Cooke
I first heard this song on an advert whilst in cinema and I instantly had to find out what the song was. It is such an underrated song from its era but every time I hear it I can’t help but sing along.
8. I Am the Resurrection- The Stone Roses
This one is just an absolute classic to sing along to, when I’ve heard it at an indie night it always gets everyone up with their arms in the air. I could’ve thrown many Roses songs on here but this is the one I went for.
7. Boxing Champ – Kaiser Chiefs
Not one of their more well known songs but the piano just gives this song a lovely feel to it compared to the usual style of the Kaiser Chiefs, I was gutted they didn’t play this live when I saw them at the Scarborough Open Air theatre.
6. Disco 2000 – Pulp
This song was a real eye opener to me when I started to understand what it meant. Cocker tells the story of how he fell in love with his childhood friend but she is much more popular than he is and he’d love to meet up with her again. I just think its a weird feeling to think that people who meant so much to you during your childhood could end up playing no part in your future life. Also it’s an absolute tune.
5. Caravan of Love
The song of Hull. The Housemartins are probably the best known act in Hull, shown by how many people turned up to their gig in 2017 at Craven Park. The song just is an absolute anthem wherever it is played and can be sang with different meaning depending on who you are. It’ll always be a special song to me.
4. The Worlds Greatest – R Kelly
R Kelly made a song which many find inspiration from with ‘The Worlds Greatest’ and it’s clear to see why people are inspired. It’s a song I can imagine people looking in the mirror and singing to themselves to when they need some motivation to reach that next level.
3. Fade Away – Oasis
Fade Away may not be one of the cleanest songs ever written but the meaning behind it is quite powerful. The song to me, is about how whilst we’re children we have so many dreams and ambitions but we never chase them because we’re too busy living our life day to day in a bubble. I can relate because whilst at school and college I was always scared to really push for my dreams incase I was judged as journalists aren’t exactly the most liked people in the world but luckily for me I’m following my dreams and studying sports journalism at uni. But for many, a dream is just a dream.
2. Tender – Blur
Tender, what a classic song, this song means a lot to me because when my mum was 8 months pregnant with me, this song was at its peak in the charts. When Damon Albarn sings ‘Oh my baby’ my mum used to sing ‘You’re my baby’ and she still does to this day. I’ve always been a mummies boy so when I feel alone at uni I put this song on to make me feel closer than a 3 hour train journey away from her.
1. The Gambler – Kenny Rogers
This song is number one because whenever I feel down, this is the go to song. The meaning behind the song is amazing and really makes you forget about your troubles and look forward to the future. It makes you want to stop worrying about any problems and just get on with life and deal with what it’s given you. This is another song which is always heard in pubs as a lot of people can relate to the feeling. So if you’re ever down don’t dwell on it, a time will come when you can be happy and appreciate what you have.
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