1. Paul Weller - Broken Stones
I've been a fan of Paul Weller for quite a few years and have seen him live a number of times, the first being at Aston Villa Leisure Centre in 92/93 and the most recent at Cannock Chase Forest in 2009. This song always get's me right 'there' when I listen to it.
2. Manic Street Preachers - If You tolerate this.
I bought the Album 'This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours' in 1998 and I must say I listened to it a lot - my husband says that it was always playing when he used to come round to my house. When I went into hospital to have my first baby in 2000 this was the album that my husband took into the hospital for me to listen to during labour - when my waters broke and it was time to push I asked for the music to be turned off (well when I say 'asked' I suspect that wasn't entirely true!), this was the track that was playing - quite apt really - "if you tolerate this then your children will be next"......
3. Oasis - Rockin' Chair.
Back in the 90's when the was a battle of the bands between Oasis & Blur I bought 'Roll With It' on CD single and this was a track that was also on there. Another one that always gets me right 'there' and I could for some unknown reason shed a tear to.....
4. Boo Radleys - Wake Up Boo!
This is a much more cheerful song than the previous, a hit in the Summer of 1995 with a line "25, don't recall a time I felt this alive" and as that's the summer that I turned 25 and did have a pretty good time another one that's quite apt - and another one that my husband remembers me playing a lot when he first met me that year!
5. Soft Cell - Say Hello Wave Goodbye
I'm not sure the year that this record was a hit bit I do remember sitting in my cupboard listening to it on my record played with my Dad's huge headphones on writing down the words, moving the needle on the record back to make sure I missed none of them, and probably scratching the hell out of the single at the same time. I still have the single somewhere.....
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