Welcome to A Song for the Weekend, a new, regular feature on my blog.
I am a big lover of music. I always have been. I used to read Smash Hits magazine at the age of 8 and memorise every single lyric printed – some of the first ones I can remember were ‘YMCA’ by The Village People and ‘Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick’ by Ian Dury and the Blockheads. Both of my Uncles ran a disco so, whenever we went over to my Grandads house – where my Uncles lived – I would go into the billiard room where the disco and all the records were stored, and have my own little karaoke session. I can remember thumbing through all of the 7 inch vinyl records, especially the top 10 which were put in order each week.
I had my own portable cassette player which I would take out into the garden on sunny days and play tapes which my Uncle had put together for me. Plus, I had an old record player in my room. It was huge! It was more like a table as it was encased in a wooden box on legs! My first ever album was a Top of the Pops compilation with Legs and Co on the front!
What I have decided to do is share some music memories and one of my favourite songs each week – usually one that I have been listening to regularly or one that I have found recently.
The first honour goes to Rosabella Gregory featuring Peter Cox and her song ‘Better Love Next Time’. I interviewed Rosabella last year after I discovered this song, and now I am a big fan of her work. This track is beautifully written and features Rosabella’s gorgeous piano playing. Definitely one that I put on every time I want to relax in the bath.