I’m not necessarily talking about my favourite tracks, or even about music that I regularly listen to. I’m talking about tracks that spark memories and emotions, music that grabs me and shakes me up. Don’t bother talking to me when any of these tracks are playing; I’ll be too busy ‘having a moment’.
1) Underworld – Born Slippy
Quite probably the greatest piece of electronic music that will ever be written.
Click here to listen to Underworld - Born Slippy
2) Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger
An anthem for old friends, filled with memories of growing up, moving out and inevitably moving on.
Click here to listen to Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger
3) New Radicals - You Get What You Give
Don’t let go
You’ve got the music in you
One dance left
This world is gonna pull through
Don’t those lyrics just say, well, everything that needs to be said?
Click here to listen to New Radicals - You Get What You Give
4) Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner
This vocal is, quite simply, haunting. Here are two versions, the remix that you probably know and the original that you probably don’t.
Click here to listen to DNA Ft. Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner
Click here to listen to Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner
5) Robbie Williams - Feel
Don’t judge until you have closed your eyes and listened to the full 4min 33secs! This is a song about broken hearts, mis-directed dreams and travelling an emotional road, wondering if you will ever find a place where not only are you welcome but where you truly want to stop.
Click here to listen to Robbie Williams - Feel
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