Desert Island Disks

It’s hard growing up listening to Radio 4 and not having a Desert Island Disks playlist in your head somewhere just in case they call to ask you on the programme. So for your enjoyment here is mine.

Posted on May 23rd, 2014

It’s hard growing up listening to Radio 4 and not having a Desert Island Disks playlist in your head somewhere just in case they call to ask you on the programme. So for your enjoyment here is mine.

1. Martha Reeves &┬áThe Vandellas – Nowhere To Run.

One of the first tracks we hear in anger on Good Morning Vietnam, and a track that never fails to get my feet tapping and my pulse racing.

2. Frank Turner – Eulogy.

Short and too the point, a song that says how I feel about life in general and I know all the words.

3. Kate Rusby – Awkward Annie.

I like a lot of folk but I especially like the dancy quick moving type. I’ve been in love with this track from the first time I heard it live.

4. Megadeath – Tout Le Monde.

Classic metal delivered well, another track I can’t help but sing along too.

5. Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen – Good Time.

Owl city came into my life during the run up to the 2011 Jamboree when one of the kids was playing a track from the album out of the time. I got my hands on the other albums and this track is really a fun pop song that puts a smile on my face.

6. Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine.

One of the first rock songs I was exposed too on a tape made by a friend at school. ┬áThe tape contained a number of classics but I can’t help but sing along when this comes on.

7. Muse – Stockholm Syndrome.

The hairs on my arms stand on end the moment I hear the opening to this track. A feature in many of my early running playlists and always caused me to run a little faster.

8. David Ford – Panic.

David Ford has so many awesome tracks but I picked this one because I really like how it’s strung together and despite the downbeat message it lifts me up when I hear it.

Could I choose one of these tracks to be the only one I take with me, well probably no as there is hundreds of tracks I’d choose I mean I’ve not even put any dance, or break beats on the list. 8 tracks is simply not enough but then I wonder if my iPod would be allowed as my luxury item?