Ages and ages ago I was going to do a shuffle playlist post. Only at the time I didn’t use Spotify, just listened to Internet radio. So I forgot.
Then we got a family Spotify account (educational expenditure when you’ve got two kids doing music performance). And Big built me a playlist, just so I could put it on shuffle.
Tonight it’s started with Your Song (Elton John). Love the lyrics.
Next up, Tears in heaven. Such a terribly sad song. Cannot imagine what it was like to play that live, I hope it helped him deal.
True Colors, Cyndi Lauper. One of Tim’s favourite songs, and I love the fragility and strength of it.
I will always love you by the one and only Dolly Parton. She is truly awesome – was reading an article yesterday about how her foundation based a basic income of $1000 a month for 6 months to everyone in Gatlinburg who lost their primary residence in forest fires. No strings, just a hand up. Brilliant.
Die a happy man by Thomas Rhett. I love country music and always have, but this was one that Big introduced me to. Brilliant stuff, simple love song.
Fields of gold, Eva Cassidy. This is my birthing music, that I listened to when Small was born at home. Makes me calm and happy to hear it any time it comes on.
Bit of a switch up, Meat Loaf, I’d do anything for love (but I won’t do that). Love Meat Loaf, have since I first encountered Bat out of Hell in early 80s. This is uni music though, soft rock, tight jeans, dyed hair. Oh yes.
Continuing with the theme… Always by Bon Jovi. Sublime.
Oh. Love me tender. The king himself, Elvis Presley. (Yes, I did say my 18 yo built this list for me, and yes, we’ve given them a fairly eclectic musical environment!)
It’s nearly bedtime, so I’m cutting you off at ten songs, and appropriately we’re finishing with Sound of silence, Simon and Garfunkel. Time for a bit of quiet for me too.
The other thing I’m doing with Spotify is building a playlist of indie artists, and if you want to check that out, it’s here.