Urghh. This week has really draggeeeedddddd. And its only Wednesday. The first 10 days of the month are important for deadline meeting and as a result – people are extra grumpy, muchos snappy and extremely quiet, making the office sound like a newborn baby in the middle of a silent meditation group.
Its at times like this where my music, is sooooooo important to me. I listen to music whenever I can. Much throughout my life, music has been, and continues to be a very big influence. I am very much an ‘across the board’ kind of girl. My mother is a big influence on me with regards to what I listened to growing up – she was in a band with her siblings and they performed at various weddings. Of course, it was just a passion for them and they didn’t take it further, which is a shame as my mother has a lovely voice – she sang to all of us every night to sleep.
Growing up, I was, and still am, heavily influence by the 70’s, 80’s and the early 90’s. Me and my brother were Milli Vanilli (I have the embarrassing pictures!) I loved pretending I was in a concert and performed to whoever would listen. My brother, 7 years older than me, is very much an 80’s boy, and so groups like The Carpenters, Dire Straits, Duran Duran, Wham, INXS, The Eagles, Queen, Guns N Roses, Hall and Oates and Fleetwood Mac among a billion others are like a staple in my phone. Don’t get me wrong, I’m no flintstone and I do appreciate the more recent artists – Coldplay, Gaga, Maroon 5, Florence and the Machine, Stereophonics, Lana Del Rey and Rihanna – and a few more, all have regular play in my playlist.
More recently, I’ve been listening to Johnny Cash, Phil Collins, ELO, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift and Erasure. Eclectic mix? Indeed.
Here are my top 25 songs of the month:
Do you have songs that you just have to listen to? Me too!