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Top 10 Singles
Member Name: arnoldhenryrufus
Top 10 Singles
Date: 08/08/09, updated on 09/08/09 (216 review reads)
Advantages: My choices
Disadvantages: shows my age
TOP TEN RECORDS
I was sitting listening to Dad Rocks on our way to Wales when my mind started wandering and I started to think about the kind of music I enjoy, which is very varied, I like a little of everything, but my heart goes out to music of the 60's and 70's. I don't have a top 10 of hit singles list in my mind as I like many records for many different reasons, so I thought I would write about 10 records that link to 10 certain memories from my life; it is really funny how music can transport you back in time to a special memory whether it be a sad or happy event.
The ten records I have chosen are the ones that came to mind over the couple of days, I was pondering this review, but I do have to state, if I did this again in a few months time some of my choices would be different with different memories to go with them, there are two of them that would not changes one is my all time favourite single Baker Street and the other is the album War of the Worlds.
Well here we go in no particular order.
1. War of the Worlds - the best album of all time for me, I love it. My favourite single of this has to be Nathanel, sung by Julie Covington and Phil Lennox. The thing I love about his is that it is a musical in record form, telling the fantastic H.G. Wells classic story of War of the Worlds. I can close my eyes and let my mind conjure up images to go with the music and story. I even have the 'live' version now which is excellent (thanks to sghawken for doing the review on it, otherwise I wouldn't have known about it). We went this year to see it live at the NIA as well.
2. I Feel Love by Donna Summer - this track is a sexy, raunchy disco number, it takes me back to my teenage years when I won a disco dancing competition dancing to it.
3. Promise Me by Beverley Craven - every time I hear my heart swells with love as it transports me back to when I first met my second husband, we did not have a lot of money and he did the loveliest thing. He made a tape of records to express his feelings for me. I was a taxi driver at the time and used to listen to it throughout my shift. It still makes me think of that time every time it gets played on the radio. I always phone or text my hubby to tell him I love him when I hear it too.
4. Here's To You by Billy Ocean - Now this is the opposite of the no 3, this is one I put on a tape for my hubby when we moved in together, it also introduced him to my feelings and of course the wonderful lyrics and vocals of Billy Ocean.
5. Little White Bull by Tommy Steele - I actually don't remember the Tommy Steele version, it brings back memories of my hubby singing it to my two young daughters when we used to go on trips out in the car, they loved it and kept on at him to sing it again and again. It did sing it very well.
6. The Lone Ranger by Quantum Leap - this was one of those crazy songs of the 70's and I tried my hardest to learn the words, but never got it all, but my best friend Tracy did and I was soooo impressed. The words mentioned are Taumatawhakatangihangakoayauo-
7. Maneater by Hall and Oates - this record makes me laugh as it takes me back to the worst time, the mad time and the best time of my life. Let me explain; I had just lost 6 stone in weight and was down ot a size 16, but I had also parted with my first husband (who was my best friend and still is). It hurt me to leave him, but sadly I could no longer live with him as man and wife. It became a mad time as I had lost all this weight and starting going out with work friends and possibly drinking a little too much at times, very wild moments. I even tried smoking something I shouldn't have which was the first and last time for me. During this time a lad at work said I had that look in my eyes, when I asked him what he meant he said 'a maneater looker'. To me this was totally hilarious, I had gone from feeling fat and ugly and in an unhappy marriage to being thought of as a maneater wow, (in his dreams, lol I am a lot more reserved than that). It was the best time as I met my 2nd husband although it took us another 4 yrs before we actually got married.
8. Fame - by Irene Cara - this record takes me back to the film and the TV series of the same name, which we loved at the time. It was so full of energy and hope; we went to the fame concert at the NEC with my sister and her husband. We all had to stand on our seats to see the show as everyone was standing up and dancing about. It was a brilliant experience.
9. Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty - I love the original version of this record and not the later remix. I am so glad that they had a problem when they came to record this and had to use the sax instead of the guitar solo, as it really made the record extra special. I love Gerry Rafferty and really enjoy his music which I introduced my husband to when we got together, he was really pleasantly surprised when I played him a couple of his albums.
10. You've Got A Friend by James Taylor - I had not really heard of James Taylor until my husband played a record of his to me, I am now hooked he has a lovely voice and writes some wonderful songs like this one. Every time I hear this I think by my lovely husband.
I really hope you enjoyed sharing a few memories with me, thanks for reading
Summary: a step back in time