#FEBBL Day 1: Desert Island Discs
Eight pieces of music that would keep you going if you were stranded on a desert island (compilations and playlists not permitted)
1. Song of Freedom, Murray Gold
This is one of my favourite pieces of music, ever. Murray Gold composed it for the finale of Doctor Who’s 4th series. The lyrics are a quote from Seneca: “As long as we are among humans, let us be humane. (In silence, we cry.)” If I ever do get married, this music shall be played. It can lift me out of a bad mood and make me wistful at the same time.
2. Caliban’s Dream, Underworld
A beautiful piece of music that formed one of the highlight of the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, where the young athletes lit the Olympic Flame. It’s still on my high-rotation playlist.
3. Cry To Me, Solomon Burke
You just can’t help but start to sway when this starts. You just can’t. Go on, try it… Told you, didn’t I? It simply cannot be done.
4. Push The Button, Sugababes
Perfect, flawless upbeat little gem of a tune! I will stop what I’m doing in a club and go and dance to this when it comes on, up to and including getting served at the bar.
5. Madness, Muse
I can lose myself in the bass. One of the poppiest of Muse’s tracks but one of my utter favourites.
6. Underneath Your Clothes, Shakira
A sweet love song, the accoustic version is even better (see below).
7. Wake Me Up When September Ends, Green Day
I remember watching this video without having heard the song before, and it made me cry. So powerful.
8. Clair De Lune, Debussy
Such a sweet, relaxing piece! With this playing I could close my eyes on the beach of the desert island, utterly content with my lot in life. Assuming I had access to gin and tonic.