1. Clair De Lune – Claude Debussy
This is one of the most beautiful pieces of music and I have loved it for years. My mum plays piano and I keep asking her to learn to play it for me but she never does. I don’t really know why either any more. I could listen to this over and over again for hours and not get bored.
2. etta james – at last
This was the song that John and I had our first dance to. I had always planned for it being this song because the words were so perfect for us. Our first dance was incredibly cringy though and I hated every single second of it! We didn’t have the traditional wedding so our dance was at a reception party when we got back into the country.
3. frozen – let it go
I honestly can’t believe I’m adding this one to the list. During my time working as a soft play manager I refused to watch Frozen because of how many birthday cakes with this theme we did. But, when I was pregnant with Erin she loved this song. My sister bought us the DVD and Erin kicked the whole time. Then, when I was in labour and Erin stopped moving we had to play this to get her going again! This song makes me think of Erin now.
4. David Bowie – dance magic dance
5. The Little Mermaid – Under The Sea
Okay, so if you’re stranded on an island in the middle of nowhere you’re going to want songs to cheer you up, right? Well, what better than a singing crab with a funny voice to do that. Also, you could probably find things to make your own instruments out of to sing along to it.
6. Christina Aguilera – The Voice Within
7. Jennifer Hudson – And I am Telling you I’m not going
I think Dreamgirls is one of my favourite musicals ever and Jennifer Hudson’s voice is amazing. Okay, Beyonce had a pretty big and amazing song too but this one if by far my favourite. Jennifer Hudson’s voice gives me goosebumps. I’m super excited to go and see this in London next month!
8. The Human League – Don’t You Want Me
I honestly can’t believe I managed to get through 8 songs without picking at least 1 from a boyband. My husband would probably say I have the worse taste in music but I like to think my taste is really eclectic. Would you have picked any from my list?