#BEDM Day 29: Music
Five songs or pieces of music that speak to you or bring back memories
1. Song of Freedom, Murray Gold
This is one of my favourite pieces of music, ever. Composed for the finale of Doctor Who’s 4th series, I find it deeply moving, to the point where it has been known to make me cry. The lyrics are written in the YouTube clip below below but for reference, they are a quote from Seneca “As long as we are among humans, let us be humane. (In silence, we cry.)” It always lifts me out of a bad mood, but manages to make me feel slightly wistful at the same time.
2. The Middle, Jimmy Eat World
This comes under the “brings back memories” category. Many, many moons ago I met my friend Laurie in real life for the first time, while down in London. If memory serves we went to Popstarz and this came on just as we walked into one of the rooms. I’d never heard it before and had no clue what it was, and it took me a very long time to track it down afterwards, but something in it buried deep into me and still lives there. The lyrics and especially the music video resonates as well as I had never been to Popstarz before and had rarely been in London so was completely out of my comfort zone. So I guess as well as bringing back memories of a great night, it speaks to me as well. Two for one deal!
3. Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want, Slow Moving Millie
As much as I cannot stand the whiny, self-pitying and increasingly irrelevant dick that wrote it, I have to admit that I love this rendition of this song. I will try and avoid becoming self-pitying myself, but suffice it to say the lyrics resonate with me.
4. Caliban’s Dream, Underworld
A haunting and beautiful piece of music that formed part of the opening to the London 2012 Olympic Games (where the young athletes lit the Olympic Flame) and one that is still on my high-rotation playlist.
5. Wig-wam Bam, The Sweet
Total guilty pleasure, but it always reminds me of the discos at family weddings when I was little. Plus, it’s just gaddamned catchy!
Five is too small a number for favourite pieces of music and those above are just some of the ones that hold memories or speak to me. Some more are: We Are Young, Fun. Bang Pop, Free Energy.This Year’s Love, David Grey. Underneath Your Clothes, Shakira. Rainbow Valley, The Love Affair. Prince Charming, Adam & The Ants. Hallelujah, Rufus Wainwright. I Think We’re Alone Now, Tiffany. Dance With Me Tonight, Olly Murs. Push The Button, Sugababes.