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25 Songs 25 Days #25 A Song You Could Listen To All Day And Never Tire Of

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Nearly Witches- Panic At The Disco

I adore this!! It is mad and totally over the top, perfect for me!! And I have an insane urge to dance the Argentinian Tango whilst it plays!! And frequently do!! Hey!! It has Witch in the title. What more can I say!!

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25 Songs 25 Days #24 A Song You Have Danced To With Your Best Friend

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Ultravox – Vienna

Aaah the Eighties!! Aaah the make-up!! Aaah Vienna!! Like what I did there!! This was possibly the best track never to make number one!! But boy was it difficult to dance to!! Picture if you will a dance floor filled with painted mannequins, all starey distant eyed and sucked in cheeks. Swaying ever so slightly. Until the middle bars, when the track suddenly sped up, and no-one quite got the moves right, and everyone did a sort of embarrassed jiggle!! Hilarious!!! My Best Friend and I included!!

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25 Songs 25 Days #22 A Song Someone Has Sung To You

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Wandering Star – Lee Marvin

My Father was not a hands-on type of Dad, more a Victorian children should be seen and not heard type!! But occasionally he let his guard down, and we actually have him on audio tape singing this. One of my fonder memories of him.

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25 Songs 25 Days #21 Your Favourite Song

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She Drives Me Crazy – The Fine Young Cannibals

Ugh!! How can I ever choose a favourite song!! I have about six hundred!! But this one is right up there!! I loved The Fine Young Cannibals, and just the first few bars of this will have me running to turn the volume up!! They also did a fabulous cover of The BuzzcocksEver Fallen In Love With Someone, both tracks are brilliant. But oh boy, those eighties videos left a lot to be desired!! No wonder we spent more time watching live gigs!!

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25 Days – 25 Songs #19 The First Song Alphabetically On Your ipod

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paloma faith30 Minute Love Affair – Paloma Faith

Have you ever watched someone on TV and thought I want them to be my Best Friend Forever? Paloma Faith is my choice!! She is gloriously outrageously mad, with the most wicked giggle, and a voice that blows you away!! My absolute favourite of hers is the cover of the Inxs track Never Tear Us Apart which is my Torn-Apart anthem. And I adore Upsidedown as well. If you haven’t discovered her yet, enjoy!! She is incredible!!!

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25 Songs 25 Days #18 A Song You Love But Very Rarely Listen To

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flanders and swanThe Warthog Song – Flanders and Swann

My primary school was a vestige of  Britishness, all blazers and straw boaters and speech days!! The headmaster would treat the sixth form to an hour of musical appreciation once a week, which involved him sitting, eyes closed, at the front of the class, a record playing on the small portable player. I seized the opportunity of the closed eyes to act out the story being told by the music, until one day my classmates were unable to stifle their laughter, and I was caught mid-dance, and henceforth made to sit at the front of the class!! That particular piece of music was Dance Macabre by Saint-Saens, but my most favourite of all was Flanders and Swann, giving me the chance to assume some incredibly mad characters! This particular song was the best of all, with its wickedly sharp lyrics!! So very English!!!

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25 Songs 25 Days #14 A Song That Reminds You Of Your Boyfriend

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You To Me Are Everything by The Real Thing

During the early days of our relationship, my Torn-Apart dumped me unceremoniously for a female who was much given to wearing very fluffy mohair jumpers!! I was absolutely devastated, although he can’t even remember what she looked like now!! It was a short lived fling, and he begged me to take him back. I stubbornly refused all his pleas, until one evening he put this song on the juke box in our local bar, and sang it to me in front of everyone!! How could I resist?!

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25 Songs – 25 Days #11 A Song On The Soundtrack Of Your Favourite Movie

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Love Lift Us Up – An Officer and A Gentleman

Ok, you always knew it was going to be a weepy!! I have lost track of the number of times I have actually watched this film, and I still sob at all the right places. Richard Gere is obviously meant to be married to me, as he will realise when he finally meets me. Of course, I will have to turn him down, because no-one can ever be more delicious than Torn-Apart!!

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25 Songs – 25 Days #10 A Song By Your Favourite Band

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Kasabian – Fast Fuse

I love Kasabian!! My Nearly Non-teen takes the merciless mickey out of me for this, as he reckons that all their songs sound exactly the same, but I don’t care! Really hard to pick just one track, but this one just edges the others out of the running!!

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25 Songs – 25 Days #9 A Song That Makes You Feel Hopeful

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Take That – Let It Shine

This was my “right you have gone far enough now time to start getting back to you” song!! I am not a Take That fan, in fact their dance routines reduce me to hysterical giggles, but the lyrics to this song seemed very apt, and I still play it now, when I am feeling despondent, just to get me right back on track!

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