Guest post - Mrs B's top 5 tunes!

Today we have a guest post from Naomi A.K.A. Mrs B.

I love music.

I always have it on – in the car; when I’m cooking; while I’m chilling out; if I’m happy or when I’m sad. I’ve got quite eclectic tastes, with anything from Elvis to Elton, Guns N Roses to Girls Aloud on my iPod. I never know what a shuffle is going to pull out of the bag. Once upon a time, I was embarrassed by my musical taste – it’s not necessarily cool – but now I don’t care so much. I listen to what I like, and I like what I listen to, so there!

I really listen to songs, too. I like to listen to the lyrics, and if I’ve gone old school and bought a CD, one of the first things I do is check the booklet and see if the lyrics are in there! I used to LOVE Smash Hits with the lyrics in there!

Lyrics can make or break a song for me. For example, the Scouting for Girls song, “She’s So Lovely” annoys the whatsits out of me. Think about it - she has a boyfriend, but wants you to meet her discretely because she’s got a thing or two to teach? No, she doesn’t sound lovely at all. She sounds like a floozy who is cheating on that boyfriend of hers....

I really struggle if someone asks me what my favourite song is. Often my “favourite” song depends on what I’m doing, who I’m doing it with (ooh er!) and what mood I’m in, so the best I can do is to narrow it down to my favourite 5!

Happy song – Don’t Stop Me Now, Queen. This was the last song that played at our wedding reception and always makes me think of that.

Song to “smooch” to – You Had Me From Hello, Bon Jovi. This is a track on their Bounce album, and it’s “our” song. I love the lyrics – particularly the chorus:

“The first time I saw you it felt like coming home, If I never told you I just want you to know, You had me from hello”. Hubs and I met online, so this really rang true for me. The first time I saw him in the flesh, it felt right. It felt like home. (Vom. Sorry about that).

Sad song – Songbird, Eva Cassidy. They played this song at my Uncle’s funeral, which was the saddest day. Every time I hear it, I break down. There have been times when I’ve had to switch off the X Factor, or mute Strictly just because this is the song that is being performed.

Karaoke Song – Like A Prayer, Madonna. Ever since I vommed on the dancefloor after singing this at 17 on a student night, this has been “my song”. I never let an opportunity to nail crucify it at a karaoke pass me by!

Dance-around-singing-at-the-top-of-my-voice song – Let’s Hear it For The Boy, Deneice Williams. I can’t explain what it is about this song, but I fricking love it. Who doesn’t like a boy who’s watching every time and sings off key!?

So, what’s your favourite song? Or 5....

Thanks for reading my guest post on the lovely Leah’s blog – I hope you’ve enjoyed it. I blog (intermittently!) over at - come and join me. Or not. Y’know, the choice is yours!

Mrs B

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