Mix-Tape Monday #9 – Pop Star Crush

Mix-Tape Monday is back!  Hooray!

And to start the year off, the theme is…

Pop Star Crush

As in a song by your first pop star crush.  Honestly, it’s only January – couldn’t we wait for the more embarrassing songs/artists until later in the year?

Oh well…  Here goes *runs and hides in the corner*

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Mix-Tape Monday #8

The Mix-Tape Monday theme this week is…

Your Favourite Christmas Song

I can’t believe it’s Christmas already!

I struggled to decide between Wham’s Last Christmas and Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas; but then I remembered…

THIS is my favourite Christmas song.  Enjoy!

Eartha Kitt – Santa Baby

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Mix-Tape Monday #7

The theme for Mix-Tape Monday this week is…

A Song That Means Something Special

I actually didn’t know where to start with this one.  As I looked through  ‘My Top Rated’ playlist on iTunes, each song reminded me of something special.  From a dance, to a drive with Hub, to an ex-boyfriend to Vinay.

My first instinct was to use Fly Me To The Moon (Frank Sinatra) as that was our first dance song at our wedding.  But I’m sure I’ve mentioned that one several times before!

Then I stumbled upon this one.  An old favourite.  A classic.

I was only five and we somehow got a copy of the 1984 American Music Awards on video.  Does anyone remember it?  It’s the one where Michael Jackson won 9 awards?  Anyway, my sister and I watched this video over and over and over again.  Lionel Richie was presenting and one of our favourite songs at the time was ‘All Night Long’.  He sang it during the awards and we watched the video repeatedly.

At our wedding reception, as a surprise (maybe she was just as surprised?), my sister got on stage and sang it!

And here’s a picture of Hub and I dancing to it!


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Mix-Tape Monday #4

I can’t believe it’s Monday again!  Where is the time going??  Oh well, at least it’s a Mix-Tape Monday 😀  

The theme for this week is:

A Song From The Best Gig You’ve Ever Been To

One of the things I miss about living in London is going to concerts.  The first one I went to was a Madonna concert.  1987, Who’s That Girl?  I was nine and it was FAB!  I went to see Michael Jackson the following year (BAD (the album, not the concert)) and again when his Dangerous album came out.  I’ve been to three Prince concerts, Lenny Kravitz, Justin Timberlake, Bon Jovi, Tina Turner, Luther Vandross, R Kelly, Beyonce, Destiny’s Child and even *whispers* MC Hammer (please don’t tell anyone).  I loved going to Capital FM’s Party in the Park in the summer as well!

I’ve been thinking long and hard…  One song?  Just ONE?  

I decided to go with…. 

Prince – Purple Rain

I was a HUGE fan when I was at school.  The second concert I went to, my sister wrote to school (pretending to be my mum) to let them know that I had her permission to leave for the night:)  My walls were plastered with Prince posters and I was quite pleased that he was the same height as me!  He may be a little…  Eccentric, but he’s a wonderful performer and his voice is undescribable.


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Mix-Tape Monday #3

Hooray – it’s Mix-Tape Monday again!  This meme, invented by Boo’s mummy, is great!  It’s got me listening to music I haven’t heard in aaaaaaages 🙂

This week’s theme is…

Songs that you listen to when you’ve got that lovin’ feelin’.

‘This can be interpreted however you like, from seduction tracks to the song that reminds you of your other half.  From your first slow dance at a school disco to the song playing while your baby was conceived.  Be as personal or vague as you like.’

I didn’t have to think about this one.  It’s one of my all-time favourite songs, by one of my favourite artists.  This man’s voice sends shivers down my spine, and if you haven’t already got it – you must get True Love: A Collection.  The whole album is a seduction album 😀


Al Green – Let’s Stay Together


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Mix-Tape Monday #2

Oh dear Lord…  This week’s Mix-Tape Monday theme (set by Boo and Me) is…

Guilty Pleasures

I have hundreds of songs I could have chosen from – but the first one that came to my mind when I saw the theme, was this one.  So I decided to stick with it!

It’s uplifting, it makes me feel happy and it’s ever so embarrassing!

So, I present to you:

Colourblind by Darius

*hides in corner while everyone laughs*


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Mix-Tape Monday #1

A new meme! This one was created by Boo and Me, and I knew I had to take part 🙂  

You can read all about what Mix-Tape Monday is and how it was born here.

I love listening to music, and as I mentioned in my Music as Therapy post, I don’t really get much of a chance to listen to what I want to listen to anymore.  For instance, today I listened to Row Your Boat, Old McDonald and Baa Baa Black Sheep fifty million times!  

Apart from not listening to music of my choice, I feel so sad that I’m not really up-to-date with what’s out now and who sings what.  

This week’s theme is: 

‘A song that makes you want to get up and dance’

It sounds so easy – but there are *so* many of them!  I had to really trawl through my iTunes library to choose just one!

It took awhile, but I settled on:

Destiny’s Child: Independent Women

I LOVED Destiny’s Child and this song reminds me of going out clubbing (back in the day) with my sister and two cousins.  As soon as this song came on we’d rush to do the dance floor!  I think there may have been a few nights when I actually refused to go home until they played it!

Love it!

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