My Fathers Playlist

One of my favourite lessons taught by my father was the appreciation of good music. I grew up listening to Dylan, Springsteen, Simon and Garfunkel and Tchaikovsky. Our favourite game in the car or on a winters evening is to test each others music knowledge by taking it in turns to play one of the classics. We must guess the song in the first few bars... Our own version of the Buzzocks Intro Round

When I was last with my father, I asked him to write down for my his favourite songs. Fascinatingly many of the songs in the list would be on my own list. Some on the other hand, to my shame I had not heard of. This is why I like to exercise curiosity in peoples favourite things. Whilst we know the obvious will pop up, once in a while we will be delighted to a new treat to the ears or eyes and a new appreciation is born. 

So here it is. My father's ultimate playlist. Enjoy!

  1. Only You – The Flying Picketts

  2. Baba O’Riley – The Who

  3. Wish you were here – Pink Floyd              

  4. The Boxer - Simon and Garfunkel                                       

  5. Philadelphia - Bruce Springsteen

  6. The River – Bruce Springsteen

  7. Brothers in Arms – Dire Straits

  8. Storms – Fleetwood Mac

  9. Blowing in the Wind – Dylan

  10. Fields of Gold – Sting

  11. Sound of Science – Simon and Garfunkel

  12. Say you, say me – Lionel Richie

  13. Whiter Shade of Pale – Procul Harem

  14. Requiem – Faure

  15. Dancing in the dark – Bruce Springsteen

  16. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson

  17. Abide with them – Emile Saude

  18. White horses – Roling Stone

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