Thursday, September 16, 2010


Recently two of my favourite bloggers (and people) Megan and Naomi blogged about some of their favourite music. They have inspired me to write a post about mine, but look out, this post is epic!

I've always had a lot of favourite songs. On a night out, where there is a DJ, you'll hear me say, "I LOVE this song!" at least ten times...if the DJ is a good one. And by good one I mean one that plays my favourite songs, like Greggie DJ (he's my brother!)

Songs not only get stuck in my head, but stuck in my soul as well. When I hear them, something switches on inside and makes me feel gooooood. There are so many songs that I love. So many songs that mean something to me, take me back, take me to another place.  So here is my list of a lot some all time favourites from over 3 decades. How did I choose? If I wanted to turn them up loud, real loud, they made the cut!

Here they are...
Please click on a song to listen...just like a jukebox!

(Warning - the following content contains pop of the poppiest pop variety)

Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Brightman - Time To Say Goodbye
The Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes - Time Of My Life
Eric Carmen - Hungry Eyes
A Ha - Take On Me
Abba -  Dancing Queen
Abba - Honey Honey
Michael Jackson - Human Nature
Madonna - Cherish
Madonna - Material Girl
Madonna - Into the Groove
Madonna - Vogue
Bananarama - Cruel Summer
Bananarama - I want you Back
Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
Jackson 5 - ABC
Martha & the Muffins - Echo Beach
The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star
B52s - Rock Lobster 
Elton John & Kiki Dee - Don't Go Breaking My Heart (this is my karaoke song!)
Dire Straits - Romeo & Juliet
KC and the Sunshine Band - Give It Up
Olivia Newton John - Xanadu
Bucks Fizz - The Land of Make Believe
The Nolans - Gotta Pull Myself Together
The Monitors - Singing in the 80s (spot the Blakeney twins)
Irene Cara - Fame
Fame - Desdemona
Fame - Hi-Fidelity (I loved LOVED the Fame the Series)
Belinda Carlisle - In Too Deep
Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart
Wham - Freedom
Michael Bow - Love & Devotion
The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian
Los Lobos - La Bamba
Gyan - Wait
Wilson Phillips - Hold On
Black Box - Ride On Time
Spin Doctors - Two Princes
Hanson - MMMBop
Pet Shop Boys - Absolutely Fabulous
Kylie - Hand On Your Heart
Kylie - Celebration
Kylie - Spinning Around
Kylie - On A Night Like This
Kylie - Love At First Sight
Tina Cousins - Pray
Ronan Keating - When You Say Nothing At All
BoDeans - Closer To Free
Deep Blue Something - Breakfast at Tiffany's
The Corrs - Runaway
The Four Seasons - Oh What A Night
Lighthouse Family - High
Ben lee - Catch My Disease
Reguritator - Polyester Girl
Counting Crows - Big Yellow Taxi
ATC - Around The World
Josh Gracin - Nothin' To Lose (Oh yeah, I'm a little bit country)
Martina McBride - Happy Girl
Faith Hill - This Kiss
Lonestar - Walking In Memphis
Rascal Flatts - Life Is A Highway
INXS - Pretty Vegas
Savage Garden - Affirmation
Savage Garden - Animal Song
Savage Garden - I Knew I Loved You
The Whitlams - Don't Believe Anymore
Newton - Sky High
U2 - Beautiful Day
U2 - Everlasting Love
Howard Jones - Everlasting Love
Howard Jones - What Is Love
Howard Jones - New Song
Nik Kershaw - The Riddle
Nik Kershaw - Wide Boy
ABC - The Look of Love
deBarge - Rhythm of the Night
Kate Bush - Babooshka
Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F
Darryl Braithwaite - The Horses
Wet Wet Wet - Love Is All Around
Seal - Kiss From a Rose
Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On
Natalie Imbruglia - Torn
Christina Aguilera - Genie In A Bottle
Vanessa Amorosi - Absolutely Everybody
Nikki Webster - Strawberry Kisses (yep, seriously!)
Vanessa Carlton - A Thousand Miles
Tatu - All The Things She Said
Gwen Stefani - The Sweet Escape
KT Tunstall - Suddenly I See
Avril Lavigne - Sk8er Boi
George - Breathe In Now
Ricki-Lee - Can't Touch It
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
Guy Sebastian - Like it Like That
Kate Miller-Heidke - Last Day On Earth
Cascada - Evacuate the Dancefloor
Taio Cruz - Break Your Heart

And at the moment, these two are on repeat in my car.
My 3 year old little girl and I love them!

Kylie - Get Outta My Way
Kylie - Put Your Hands Up

It's not a very eclectic list, it's not particularly cool.
It's just poppity pop, but hey, that's me.

Did I miss any??

And what I really want to know is...

Which one/s did you click on?

PS Lucy just sent me this link via Twitter. I have to add it. How cool is this???



  1. haha i love that Hanson was in there. I used to love them! LOL I wonder where they are now?

  2. Jackson 5 - I Want You Back for me. I'm a shameless MJ fan and I can honestly say if he hadn't died, I don't think I'd be doing what I'm doing now.

  3. I really love Cher's Gypsys Tramps and Thieves

  4. I'd be here all night if I started clicking!!
    Love that music :)

  5. So much 80s - I love it!! Lots of great stuff to dance to!

  6. Thea, do you have spyware on my computer? You stole my list. Poppity pop (especially of the 80's variety) is my thing. LOVE YOUR LIST! xx

  7. Fabulous list! So many of my faves on there too.

    Shamelessly, I clicked on Belinda Carlisle, Bucks Fizz and Wham!

    A couple that would have rounded out the list for me:

  8. Nice list! When I saw A-ha in the list I thought of this: A-ha - Take On Me (Literal Version)

    I also posted my own top songs list recently - somehow managing to reduce the list to 7 (Plus 3 bonus tracks... gotta have bonus tracks.)

  9. Wham - I don't want your freedom, I don't want to play around.

    Takes me right back to when George ws straight and I was teasing the bejesus out of my fringe. :)

  10. Apart from Nikki Webster's Strawberry Kisses i love nearly all of them. No wonder we rocked shooters so easily together!!!

    Thanks you so many memories....good and interesting.

    Please add for me Hunters and Collectors, Throw your arms around many memories, so many......


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