Day 29: A song from your childhood 

Ain’t no doubt by Jimmy Nail

If you know anything about this blog you’ll know one of the reasons it exists is to analyse music and pop culture from my childhood. So for today’s challenge I didn’t want to be too obvious. I’ve gone left field – Jimmy Nail. 

Now, I have vague memories of the Nail being a huge star. Probably more as an actor but he definitely had his fair share of chart success. 

This song makes me nostalgic for rough looking popstars and earnest geordie-breathy rapping. And phone boxes. 

Day 28: A song that makes you feel guilty 

Human Nature by Madonna 

I wasn’t sure how to interpret today’s challenge. I briefly thought about guilty pleasures but then thought that’s been done to death. Then I got thinking about times music has made me feel guilty. Then I thought of course, Madonna. 

I first got into Madonna in the late 90s Ray of Light era. It was about then I started buying her back catalogue. I quickly discovered there were some songs that I had to listen to very quietly on my massive Sony headphones.  I would have been mortified if anyone caught me listening to it. It was filth. By today’s standards it’s all fairly tame but wowza was I scared and confused at the time. 

Here’s one of the many shame filled listens…

Friday Pick: Boyzone

I had one of those moments this week. I was in Boots at Gatwick Airport keeping them in business buying travel toothbrushes and Garnier micellar water. Isn’t it a wonder by Boyzone started playing. I had forgotten this song even existed. In seconds, I was 12 again, singing along next to the sanitary products much to my husband’s bemusement/ embarrassment/ contemplation of divorce. Don’t you love it when that happens?