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Since most of us won’t be invited to do the actual show, I’m interested to know what 8 records you’d choose if stranded on a desert island, and which one of those is your favourite. Can be songs that are special to you for sentimental reasons, or simply your 8 favourite songs!

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This is impossible but would be something like this

 

Joy Division - No Love Lost

The Cure - A Forest

Public Enemy - Nighttrain

The Orb - Blue Room

Gustav Holst - Jupiter

Dead Kennedys - Holiday In Cambodia

Tindersticks - A Night In

Louis Prima - Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody

 

Book? Fearless: The Amazing Underdog Story of Leicester City by Jonathan Northcroft

 

Luxury? A nice smelly blue cheese

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I love my music and so limiting myself to eight songs would be very painful.  I'd want these and lots more:

 

The Shadows - Wonderful land

Procul Harum - Whiter shade of pale

Love Affair - Everlasting love

The Kinks - Waterloo sunset

Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge over troubled water

Moody Blues - Nights in white satin

Led Zeppelin - Kashmir

Pink Floyd - Shine on you crazy diamond (Part one)

 

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Gigantic - Pixies

Clair De Lune -Debussy

The Girl and the Robot - Röyksopp

In Between Days - The Cure

I See A Darkness - Bonnie Prince Billie (though not sure which version)

Cortez The Killer - Neil Young (ugh, just one Neil Young song)

Lay It Down Slow - Spiritualized

Ice Hockey Hair - Super Furry Animals

 

If @Dr Marco hadn't already put God Only Knows, I might have chosen that too, but I want to avoid duplication.

 

I could have a completely different list tomorrow, though the top too are pretty locked in. When I think of the acts, and even genres, I've omitted from that list, I feel sick to the stomach!

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On 24/05/2019 at 17:31, MrsJohnMurphy said:

Book? Fearless: The Amazing Underdog Story of Leicester City by Jonathan Northcroft

 

Luxury? A nice smelly blue cheese

You’d have to eat that cheese pretty quickly! 😁 I’d probably be a nerd and choose The Histories of Herodotus as my book, and my luxury as Of Fossils and Foxes.

 

Though if a book as a luxury is stretching it, count me in for a large vat of port 🍷😝

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18 hours ago, Trav Le Bleu said:

I could have a completely different list tomorrow, though the top too are pretty locked in. When I think of the acts, and even genres, I've omitted from that list, I feel sick to the stomach!

I know, I felt bad not having any Bowie or Velvet Underground. Don’t crucify me, but I even considered Republica - Ready To Go just to remind me of going to watch Leicester at the Walkers c.2004 lol

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Probably something like,

Pixies – Debaser (I probably would just go with eight Pixies songs really, but for the sake of not making this too boring...)
R.E.M. – Country Feedback
The Cure – Just Like Heaven
The Beatles – A Day in the Life
Bob Dylan – The Times They Are A-Changin’
Slothrust – Magnets Pt. 2
Husker Dü – Chartered Trips
Fleetwood Mac – Landslide

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Roisin Dubh - The Dubliners

Heroes/Helden - David Bowie (fave)

Hurts so good - Susan Cadogan

Badlands - Bruce Springsteen

New Rose - The Damned

Whole wide world - Wreckless Eric

Fantastic voyage - The Mekons

The only way is up - Yazz

 

(A good range of emotional impacts for the isolated life there, but could pick 8 others I'd like just as well)

 

Book: "Ulysses" by James Joyce

Luxury: My photo albums

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It's so mood dependent but if I had to choose right here right now, I'd pick these I think..

 

Boys of Summer - Don Henley

Africa - Toto

Down Under - Men At Work

Chasing Rainbows - Shed Seven

Through The Barricades - Spandau Ballet

Red Light Spells Danger - Billy Ocean

Something About You - Level 42

It's My Life - Talk Talk

 

 

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On 25/05/2019 at 09:17, Crinklyfox said:

I love my music and so limiting myself to eight songs would be very painful.  I'd want these and lots more:

 

The Shadows - Wonderful land

Procul Harum - Whiter shade of pale

Love Affair - Everlasting love

The Kinks - Waterloo sunset

Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge over troubled water

Moody Blues - Nights in white satin

Led Zeppelin - Kashmir

Pink Floyd - Shine on you crazy diamond (Part one)

 

If I asked my old man to list his favorite eight songs, I reckon it would look exactly like this :D (you weren't born in '49 by any chance were you Crinkly?)

 

Edit: Just saw your profile mate, you're a few years younger than my Dad but the same great taste in music :thumbup:

 

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On 27/05/2019 at 08:16, Izzy said:

If I asked my old man to list his favorite eight songs, I reckon it would look exactly like this :D (you weren't born in '49 by any chance were you Crinkly?)

 

Edit: Just saw your profile mate, you're a few years younger than my Dad but the same great taste in music :thumbup:

 

I bet I'd get on well with your Dad.

 

I love threads like this as I have always been into my music but as I grow older I listen to less and less new music, so no surprise that my favourites are rooted in the past.  I look at the favourites from other contributors and then listen to some of them, it gives me an appreciation of good music released after 'my era'.

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2 hours ago, Crinklyfox said:

I bet I'd get on well with your Dad.

 

I love threads like this as I have always been into my music but as I grow older I listen to less and less new music, so no surprise that my favourites are rooted in the past.  I look at the favourites from other contributors and then listen to some of them, it gives me an appreciation of good music released after 'my era'.

I think I listen more to music as I get older and always want to hear something new, be pretty depressing if all I listened to was old music....desert island picks are always likely to be older music though as its rooted in memories or music you grew up with which always means more I think.

 

Pretty embarrassing to admit I've ran through my desert island discs in my head many times over the years....it always changes I'm sure when I choose mine on here i'd probably want to change it soon after.

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2 hours ago, purpleronnie said:

I think I listen more to music as I get older and always want to hear something new, be pretty depressing if all I listened to was old music....desert island picks are always likely to be older music though as its rooted in memories or music you grew up with which always means more I think.

 

Pretty embarrassing to admit I've ran through my desert island discs in my head many times over the years....it always changes I'm sure when I choose mine on here i'd probably want to change it soon after.

I have old hand written notes from my teenage years with my top 40s in music, books, films, computer games, knocking around somewhere. If I stumble across them, I will post them up for a laugh. I'm pretty certain Vienna by Ultravox will be top, as it was for many years, yet nowadays it's not even my favourite Ultravox song and Ultravox are far from being my favourite band (though Midge Ure solo at the Minack Theatre is still one of the best gigs I've ever been to). How time changes you.

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Just now, Trav Le Bleu said:

I have old hand written notes from my teenage years with my top 40s in music, books, films, computer games, knocking around somewhere. If I stumble across them, I will post them up for a laugh. I'm pretty certain Vienna by Ultravox will be top, as it was for many years, yet nowadays it's not even my favourite Ultravox song and Ultravox are far from being my favourite band (though Midge Ure solo at the Minack Theatre is still one of the best gigs I've ever been to). How time changes you.

That's great, I don't remember having anything like that myself, apart from a few Leicester scrapbooks I have from back in the day.

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On 24/05/2019 at 17:31, MrsJohnMurphy said:

This is impossible but would be something like this

 

Joy Division - No Love Lost

The Cure - A Forest

Public Enemy - Nighttrain

The Orb - Blue Room

Gustav Holst - Jupiter

Dead Kennedys - Holiday In Cambodia

Tindersticks - A Night In

Louis Prima - Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody

 

Book? Fearless: The Amazing Underdog Story of Leicester City by Jonathan Northcroft

 

Luxury? A nice smelly blue cheese

Such a great song from an amazing album.  Probably my favourite singing voice ever.  X

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This is tough but I'll go for..... 

 

The Smiths- There is a light that never goes out

 

Oasis- Slide away 

 

Queen- Bohemian Rhapsody 

 

Paul Weller- Brand new start

 

The Verve- The drugs don't work

 

Nirvana- Drain you 

 

Simple minds- Don't you forget about me

 

2pac- Troublesome 96/ to live and die in LA

 

 

 

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It changes from day to day, but I reckon I could go with:

 

Lynne Anderson - Rose Garden

British Sea Power - Carrion

Morrissey - Suedehead

Julian Cope - They Were On Hard Drugs

Super Furry Animals - Ice Hockey Hair (thanks for reminding me about this, Trav)

Gorky's Zygotic Mynci - Spanish Dance Troupe

The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love

The Darkness - Love on The Rocks (with no ice)

 

I feel very dirty picking a Darkness song over Led Zeppelin, The Who, Black Sabbath or whatever but there you go

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I think I was a bit too hasty in just choosing songs from my favourite artists - I think it may be better to choose songs that transport you back or remind you of a specific point in your life. So:

1. Go Betty Go - C'mon

(Playing burnout on the ps2 as a kid with my older brother)

2. Drake Bell - I Found A Way

(Kids tv nostalgia watching Drake & Josh)

3. Republica - Ready To Go

(Reminds me of my first season going to Leicester games in 2002)

4. Digitalism- Circles

(Yes, FIFA was my childhood 😂)

5. Michael Palin/Monty Python - The Lumberjack Song

(Love Monty Python to bits)

* 6. France Gall - Bebe Requin

(Beautiful French singer brings me back to studying my French A-Levels, my first musical crush as well)

7. Glenn Miller - Chattanooga Choo Choo

(My favourite WW2 era song, also my favourite historical era)

8. Dinah Shore - Buttons And Bows

(My grandma's favourite song as a girl, and reminds me of her)

 

I think that's better but once on the island I'd probably go crazy without The Smiths lol 

 

 

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The Supremes - Stoned Love

Oasis - Slide Away

Morrissey - Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself?

The Beatles - We Can Work It Out

Eric Prydz - Pjanno

Arctic Monkeys - Piledriver Waltz

The Notorious B.I.G. - Long Kiss Goodnight

Elvis Presley - Stuck On You

 

 

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Blondie - Atomic

The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever

Oasis - The Importance Of Being Idle

The Kinks - Autumn Almanac

Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues

The Jam - Down In The Tube Station At Midnight

George Michael - Careless Whisper

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Holy Mountain

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5 hours ago, What the Fuchs? said:

I think I was a bit too hasty in just choosing songs from my favourite artists - I think it may be better to choose songs that transport you back or remind you of a specific point in your life. So:

1. Go Betty Go - C'mon

(Playing burnout on the ps2 as a kid with my older brother)

2. Drake Bell - I Found A Way

(Kids tv nostalgia watching Drake & Josh)

3. Republica - Ready To Go

(Reminds me of my first season going to Leicester games in 2002)

4. Digitalism- Circles

(Yes, FIFA was my childhood 😂)

5. Michael Palin/Monty Python - The Lumberjack Song

(Love Monty Python to bits)

* 6. France Gall - Bebe Requin

(Beautiful French singer brings me back to studying my French A-Levels, my first musical crush as well)

7. Glenn Miller - Chattanooga Choo Choo

(My favourite WW2 era song, also my favourite historical era)

8. Dinah Shore - Buttons And Bows

(My grandma's favourite song as a girl, and reminds me of her)

 

I think that's better but once on the island I'd probably go crazy without The Smiths lol 

 

 

Then one day you see a boat in the distance and it's Morrissey rowing towards you, but he's not come to sing, he's here to talk politics.

 

Yay!

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Could easily pick 80 songs for a desert island but 8 is a tough one. . I've sorted 4 nailed on songs so will try and finish the list but may take a while longer haha! 

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