We made it dear readers! All the way from A to Z!
Huge thanks to everyone who has joined me along the way, extra special thanks for the comments & likes. You all make me feel very happy indeed.
So let’s end on a positive note….have a wonderful day everyone!
I was lucky enough to meet Straight No Chaser after one of their gigs in Cardiff back in 2012. What a lovely bunch of guys?! I was hugely impressed with their performance (they sing acapella with no instruments, each & every sound from the stage is made with their voices – mega talented people) and even more impressed by how handsome, lovely & gentlemanly they were. I quickly became a new fan!
I especially love the little mash-up in this song – listen out for it – you’ll soon see why I love it.
I strongly recommend you check out one of their albums – their version of Wonderwall is the BEST I’ve ever heard.
Prince is just amazing. He is an all-time music legend. I’m fully aware how often the term ‘Legend’ is over-used, but in this case it is truly deserved.
The elephant in the room is the fact that Kiss starts with a K and not a X……can you cut me some slack here dear reader? It’s really bloody hard to find a song – never mind a good one – that begins with the letter X.
If you think of one, let me know?
In the meantime, enjoy this epic remix of this epic song.
Ain’t no particular sign I’m more compatible with
I’ve chosen this song purely because it’s an AWESOME song to boogie to and I LOVE IT!
No other reason, no interesting anecdote, nothing. Sorry.
It’s just an epic disco track.
In my school, all the cool girls chose to perform a dance routine in our Annual Eisteddfod (a Welsh traditional festival of music, poetry & performance) I desperately wanted to be like them and I can remember watching a group of them rehearsing the Vogue routine in our school gym.
I went home and tried to remember the moves (we didn’t have YouTube then, kids) and made my arms sore from swirling them around my back. I felt like I nailed it.
But only in the safety of my bedroom, I would never have been confident enough to let anyone see.
Confession….I was a secret Vogue-r.
Starlight Express was the first ever West End musical I saw. I was aged 8 and it blew my mind.
This song (another break-up song!!! MAN! How much heartache can one girl handle?! LOTS!) is a homage to the great Country classics – just like D.I.V.O.R.C.E. and features in the show when Greaseball ditches Dinah for Pearl (what a rotter!)
Was I corroded or overloaded?
India Arie is a bit of a hero of mine. She is clever, strong & gorgeous and a woman I admire greatly.
This is another one of those songs I use to lift my mood if I’m feeling a bit miserable & ungrateful.
It’s a reminder that it doesn’t cost a thing to smile. Paradise is in your mind.
I hope this makes your day a bit nicer. There’s hope.
Me and my sister were the Kids from Fame. We often performed the ENTIRE album (12inch vinyl) in our parents’ front room complete with fully choreographed routines.
If called upon, we could probably still cut it right now (never lost it)
This song opens the album and takes me straight back to being a child, singing and dancing with my sister.
Baby I’ve got plans tonight you don’t know nothing about…
Wearing my red high heels gives me confidence. I walk in a totally different way – a sassy sashay – and this song combines both this feeling & my love for country music.
Country music tells stories, often about heartbreak (we’ve already established my passion for a good break-up song) and this one is proper cheesy. I love it!
I’m about to show you just how missing me feels
American boybands. Love em.
N*Sync, EYC, O-Town and of course Backstreet Boys all featured in my 90s CD collection (told you I wasn’t interested in being cool)
Tight harmonies, cheesy lyrics & slick dance routines….what’s not to love?
Did you have a favourite? (It’s gotta be Justin from N*Sync, right? Those curls….I wonder whatever happened to him…)