I Must Confess…Music That I Love
Are you ready for another round of confessions, revelations and surprises courtesy of I Must Confess?
I am. Let’s do this thing!
Firstly, as always, I want to thank those of you who participated last week. I’m loving that quite a few of you are becoming regular confessors and that means a lot to me. At the very least it makes me feel a little less alone in being a chronic oversharer and general nosey parker!
Now, this week’s prompt was to share your musical tastes, questionable or otherwise. A quick look around my blog will show you that I am a big lover of music. I usually share a music post every Sunday, dedicated either to a particular genre of music, a specific theme or to one of my favourite artists. I absolutely love sharing music on the blog.
Music has always been a core part of my life. From my first Village People LP (which was cruelly and deliberately broken by my little brother – I will NEVER forget the pain of that day!) through to the first ever cassette tape that was mine alone (Smash Hits ’87 for those of you playing at home) through to my very first compact disc (a CD from 90’s Australian band CDB that was given to me at my cousin’s wedding), music has always been there for me.
I remember making mixed tapes in my room as I listened to Barry Bissell’s Top 40 Australia every Sunday night and getting up early on a Saturday morning to watch the Top 50 on Rage. I was lucky enough to have been exposed to a wide range of 60’s and 70’s music care of my parents and thus developed an eclectic taste that has followed me throughout my life. Which is why you can find the 5th Dimension, The Prodigy, Spice Girls and the Bee Gees all now happily living on my iPhone!
Despite going through a Triple J phase as well as following a number of other alternative music paths, my first love has always been pop music. As music has often been a source of comfort and escape throughout my life, it’s a no brainer that most of what I listen to is upbeat, fun and peppy. And I make absolutely no apology for liking music of the lowest common denominator.
If it makes me feel good, I’ll listen to it, whether it’s considered cool or not. So in the interests of full disclosure, here are my top 5 favourite artists of all time:
My absolute number 1 favourite band of all time. Jay Kay is a genius and the funk/soul/pop/jazz fusion he has created is literally music to my ears. This band just keeps evolving and getting better and better with every album. I’ll try to stop gushing now…
2. Robbie Williams
I am a Take That girl from way back but Robbie obviously hit his stride once he left the boy band that made him famous. Sing When You’re Winning is a sublime album and I’ll never forget how good he was in concert when promoting it – a true performer.
3. Lenny Kravitz
Lenny is one cool dude. He has an eclectic back catalogue of music that ranges from soul, rock and pop to amazing power ballads. Are You Gonna Go My Way is burned into my memory as THE song of my HSC year at school – great memories and good times!
4. Maroon 5
Two words – Adam Levine. But they’re also a pop/rock band with an eclectic sound and a raft of hits. I cannot decide between This Love or Makes Me Wonder or Moves Like Jagger for the title of my fave Maroon 5 song so they are going to have to share it.
5. Brand New Heavies
A UK acid jazz band from the 90’s, they are seriously smooth. I lived off their grooves through my uni years and still find my happy place listening to their music.
Honourable mentions have to go to Kylie Minogue, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men & Simply Red who also played a huge part in my musical development – I will always have a soft spot for the 90’s!
Now, it’s over to you. Do you have any embarrassing musical loves? Or do you have something else to get off your chest? As always, you have come to the right place – go ahead, make your confession and feel all the better for it!
Eternal thanks to the wonderfully generous Rhianna from A Parenting Life for working out how to show the code for my button. Thanks Rhi, there is no way that my technologically challenged self would have ever worked that out on my own!
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Next week’s confession prompt – come clean about your most hated household chores!