After a very trying weekend (I’ll tell you about it sometime) I was driving home from the school run, listening to #2’s Top Gear CD (what? Nothing wrong with a bit of soft rock) when all of a sudden, Electric Light Orchestra’s Mr Blue Sky came on. What a great track. It doesn’t matter that I’ve had the crappest weekend from crapsville, it instantly made me grin. Then I thought ooh, that’s kind of like #2. Whatever you’re doing or however miserable you are, the plain irreverence of him just makes you want to join in.
Hey there Mr Blue
We’re so pleased to be with you
Look around see what you do,
Everybody smiles at you
So then I started to think about #1. He should be something like Clocks by Coldplay, one of those tracks you always want to turn up loud: all that drama, a solid bass line, but then you’re kind of surprised by the beautiful rolling piano. That’s #1.
And of course I can’t ever listen to Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel Make Me Smile (Come up and See Me) without thinking of Hubby: complicated, deep and a bit quirky. Perfect for him.
So then what about me? I guess I’d be something a bit upbeat - nothing too profound or serious – but not too fluffy either. I’d like to think I’m a bit Ella Fitzgerald, but I’m probably more mainstream, to be honest. Ooh, I know – what about Gwen Stefani: Cool. Funky, not too complicated, but with a sweet melody.
So come on then - what’s the soundtrack to your life?