I am super super busy today, in fact probably every day this week, so I’m going to try and get these out of the way earlier rather than later! I hate feeling like this BEDM challenge is a hassle, but honestly some days I’m just like “arghhhh I still have to write my blog!”. Also I’m massively sorry that I haven’t even really been reading people’s blogs recently, let alone commenting. But I’ll hopefully catch up soon.
What are your top 5 favourite albums and why?
This topic is once again a tricky one for me. I love all sorts of music and all sorts of genre. Its rare that I take a liking to a particular artist, but instead usually judge each song individual. I actually find it sort of frustrating when people ask what kind of music I’m into, as I just have such a varied interest – but at the same time can hate something you might assume I love.
As such I’m sort of editing this music love post.
Michael Jackson’s History album – love him or hate him, very few will deny that he made good music. This album was the very first album I ever bought. I remember saving up week after week to buy it, till finally I had enough. It was purchased for a Woolworths store in Louth, the town I lived in at the time. I actually still have this CD, one of the very few.
Raggajam – Ragga album. I don’t really remember how old I was, but I do remember where I lived at the time so I would estimate between 16 and 18 years old, but I was bought a “boombox” for my birthday. My brother who is 3 years younger than me, bought me this CD. It was from the local co-op, I think it cost about £2.99 and I absolutely loved it. The cd rarely even left my CD player and again I still have this album now.
Lifehouse’s No Name Face album – I first became aware of this album when I was around 19 or 20 I think. A boy I had met on the internet called Jeff (Wsomething I can no longer spell) told me about a song called “Hanging by a Moment”. After having it on repeat day after day for several days (as we did at that age), I soon loved the song. I also loved one called “Breathing” from this album too. Every mix tape, or mix CD as it was then, ended up featuring this “Hanging by a Moment” song. Anyone I met, I told them about this song. Anyone asked what my favourite song was, that was my answer. Again I still have this album and both Lifehouse and this album are still my favourites. The band aren’t really that well known in this country but have toured a couple of times. I was lucky enough to attend their Smoke and Mirrors tour (their new album) and they were amazing.
Darius’ Dive In album – I’m sorry. I know. I can even imagine the way you’re all looking at me… but I liked him, okay? Not when he was originally on our screens for Popstars, but instead when he got through in Pop Idol. I loved his first song Colourblind and I bought this album on the first day it was released. I have memories with at least two ex-boyfriends and this album – not to mention after crushing on Darius for years and years, I did finally get to meet him a couple of years ago. I had my picture taken with him and he signed my programme (we’d gone to see him in his Big Bands tour) and within moments of getting home my crush was over. I’ve never looked back since. Still, some amazingly good memories.
Wicked – The Musical album. I love musicals. Not gonna lie. My favourite by far is Phantom of the Opera, but I have seen so many over my life and I’m so glad to have had to opportunity. Wicked was something me and Amy bonded over in the early days of our friendship. We both liked musicals, we both loved Wizard of Oz, we both liked Idina Menzel (who was coming over to the UK to play Elphaba for the first year) and we planned to see it together in London. Amy bought me this album for my birthday one year, I would guess about eight years ago. I listened to it, loved it and couldn’t wait to see the musical. It took us about 3-4 years I think, before we finally got around to it, but we did go. I have been twice since as well and would happily go again. Amy and I also dressed up as Elphaba and Glinda for fancy dress once. Wicked is probably my second favourite musical of all time, but definitely my most watched.
These are more like 5 albums that mean something to me, rather than my five favourite. If you are a regular reader of my blog you will also know I consider Matchbox Twenty to be my favourite band of all time. I genuinely think my life would be very lacking if it didn’t have music in it. I love singing, I love dancing, I love fooling around with the kids. My iphone, ipad and laptop are all packed full of music and I would be lost without it. I don’t think it matters what you’re into or why, just so long as you enjoy it. This post has actually been a very fond trip down memory lane.