Our Creative Director Dan picks a random track, our guest adds a track that they think of in response and explains the link, then they go back and forth for 10 tracks.
Track 1 > Your Smith “The Spot”
DD: Let’s start with laid back sunny vibes from Your Smith.
Track 2 > Elliott Smith “Between The Bars”
CP: From Your Smith to Elliott Smith.
Track 3 > Robin Williams “See’Pea’s Lullaby”
DD: Lovely choice. That song was in Good Will Hunting, which featured an Oscar winning performance from the late great Robin Williams, so next up I've added "Swee'Pea's Lullaby" sung by him in the 1980 movie Popeye and written by Harry Nilsson.
Track 4 > Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes “Lullaby”
CP: Whenever I think of lullaby I always think of this track by Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes…anything but a lullaby but a great track nonetheless!
Track 5 > Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band “Maracas Bay Boogie”
DD: A rattle is an instrument you shake like maracas and a snake is a serpent, so I have added Maracas Bay Boogie from the album The Serpent's Mouth by Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band.
Track 6 > Madonna “La Isla Bonita”
CP: I absolutely love when you can close your eyes and the music transports you elsewhere… this track transported me to a beach far away from the British weather (hail snow rain and 40mph winds all in one day?!) so I’ve added La Isla Bonita by Madonna.
Track 7 > Bjork “So Broken”
DD: Great choice. I've been torn between two personal favourites - Bjork's flamenco guitar backed So Broken and Solange's Losing You with it's strong 80s Madonna vibes. Bjork wins by the toss of a coin.
Track 8 > Ed Sheerhan X Bring Me The Horizon “Bad Habits”
CP: The feeling of being ‘broken’ translates into many songs but, in my opinion, few songwriters have the ability to truly and authentically present such emotion. Ed Sheeran is one of those songwriters who can effortlessly do this. However, broken can also be associated with piecing things together, not always in the way you imagine. So, I’ve added an Ed Sheeran collaboration that on paper shouldn’t work, but on listening is - I think - one of the greatest collaborations to ever happen: Ed Sheeran x Bring Me The Horizon, Bad Habits.
Track 9 > Skrillex, Fred again.., Flowdan “Rumble”
DD: Bad Habits was co-written and produced by Fred Gibson aka Fred again.. so let’s go with his Skrillex & Flowdan collaboration, Rumble.
Track 10 > Labrinth, Tinie Tempah “Earthquake”
CP: Of course, the obvious here was ‘lets get ready to rumble’, but for the last one I’ve really dived deep so prepare yourself: rumble is a word that can be perceived as ominous: a rumble often is an indication that something is about to happen, such as an earthquake. … I’ve added Earthquake by Labrinth ft Tinie Tempah – I’ll admit, it was a toss up between rumble = hunger = Music for a Sushi Restaurant, Harry Styles, rumble = ominous = Fire and the Thud, Arctic Monkeys and Earthquake … but I think to end the playlist an earthquake seems more impactful!
Massive thanks to Chiana for joining us on Top 10-uous playlist number 15!
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PREVIOUS PLAYLISTS: TT#1 X cable tv aka JAMES YUILL // TT#2 X DAVID DEARLOVE // TT#3 X CLIVE PICKERING // TT#4 X SUE HIGGS // TT#5 X STEPHEN MEAD // TT#6 X MICHELLE STODDART // TT#7 X PAT MURPHY // TT#8 X BARRIE WILLIAMS // TT#9 X TEAM SOLO aka SCUTA SALAMANCA // TT#10 X NAZNEEN READ // TT#11 X CHLOE CORDON // TT#12 X WILL McCARTNEY // TT#13 X kiskadee // TT#14 X HAYLEY POWER
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