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Day 25: A song that makes you laugh #30dsc

I was first introduced to Weird Al Yankovic on a school trip to Paris when I was in 4th year at school. Angry White Boy Polka has always been one of my favourites, as it uses a lot of the songs I loved as a teenager and gives them a cunning polka twist!

Day 24: A song that you want to play at your funeral #30dsc

(Skip to 1.26, or watch the beautiful views before the hymn kicks in…)

This is what might be called a “belter” in certain circles.

Day 23: A song that you want to play at your wedding #30dsc

I may or may not be serious, to be honest it’s not something I’ve ever really thought about!

Day 22: A song that you listen to when you’re sad #30dsc

I find this song comforting. I’ve been told that this is odd…

Day 21: A song that you listen to when you’re happy #30dsc

This song makes me happy for many reasons, not least because of the happy memories of my 4th year at university when I spent many Friday nights preparing for an early Saturday morning visitor to brighten up my weekend. 😀

Day 20: A song that you listen to when you’re angry #30dsc

It’s loud, you can sing along and it can withstand repeated listening when I’m in a mood. What more do you need?

Day 19: A song from your favorite album #30dsc

I have the same problem with today as I did with Day 11. How to pick a favourite album, never mind a favourite song from that album. So I went with an album that I’ve owned for a long time and still listen to regularly, with a lot of amazing tracks.

When I was younger my best friend gave me a double compilation CD called Corrosion. It’s got loads of great bands on it, some I had known before she gave me the CD, and some that I was introduced to for the first time. It had a huge effect on my musical tastes, and probably a detrimental effect on my bank balance as I found albums by many of the featured artists.

It was hard to pick one song from the double album, but eventually I decided on 16 Stone Pig by One Minute Silence  (although As Seen On TV by Pitchshifter was a close second). I hadn’t come across the band before, but went straight to Cockburn Street the following week and bought the album. I still love it.