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So the book, I explained.
Lucozade, absolute Godsend with being Type 1 so wouldn’t be without it. Brazilian cos it’s obviously got the tropical flavour to go with the amazing location I’d be in 🏝😎
1. American Trilogy - Elvis Presley
Grew up listening to Elvis as a child as my parents adored him and his music. As the years have gone, his music has never really dated, and this particular track just has that goose bumps effect no matter how many times it’s played, and is just even more heart wrenching now he’s gone. I can’t imagine another artist ever living up to the king.
2. Music - John Miles
I got to know this piece of music when learning the electronic organ between the ages of ten and twenty. It was so long and so difficult, but I just absolutely loved it. The fact it went from a slow, moving piece, to such a fast section, then back, it just made it such a fantastic piece to learn for me. Still love it today. Another goose bumps track.
3. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel
I’ve chosen this version as original, but performed equally (dare I say, better?) by Presley, but another piece that moves me to tears. Again, grew up with it as a child, and I think endless plays of a track in the back seat of a Wolseley, stay with you for life. It’s not only the track, it’s the place and era it takes you to, the memories live on forever.
4. Tell Me Why I Don’t Like Monday’s - Boomtown Rats
Just makes the heart race. Has that impact to get you just there, and grew to love this track soooo much more following Bobs awesome, moving performance at Live Aid. That long pause.........beyond goose bumps.
5. Set fire to the rain - Adele
Between this and another Wolseley moment of Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond, so decided on this to bring some recent stuff with me to the desert island 🏝😎. Not that big an Adele fan, but this track is beyond stunning. Just has me singing loudly. Beautiful track.
6. Heartbeat - Wham!
Easy one. 5th form of secondary school. All massive massive Wham fans. The day the album came out, we all knew the lyrics by about day two, to every track! This was not a single, but it soon became my favourite track, and the words as we came out of school, seemed to fit so well. Vividly remeber us all singing as we skipped out of school on the last day before summer holiday six week break! About ten of us girls. Got goose bumps just typing this! As clear in my mind today over thirty years on. Magical. Of course even moreso now that the beautiful GM is no longer here.
7. Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen
Think my first memory of this song was seeing him sing it live, possibly Live Aid again, from Phillidelphia, not certain, watching him on TV and just being in awe. The song never dates, and still has me covered in goose bumps. I’m noticing a pattern re terrific sones and goose bumps 😂👍👏 as I’m typing these reasons. Guess that’s the key for me.
8. Sweet Remembrance - William Joseph
Big lover of the piano 🎹, and received this track, or part of it, within an email by chance. Had never heard of William. Couldn’t believe the impact it had. Again, goose bumps and always tears. Beautiful crescendo, and the piece of music has now become, without sounding morbid cos it’s not, but the music for my funeral, where it’s played to allow memories and reflection halfway through. Stunning piece.
There are many more I could list, but for picking a strict eight, I think these would be my choices. I’ll say again Nataly, fantastic thread! Therapeutic, in fact 🙀👍👏👏👏👏👏