A bit of a throwback… To a time before I was even born.
I’ve been listening to a lot (and I mean A LOT) of 80’s songs this month. (I’m totally placing the blame on the new radio station that my radio’s tuned into at the moment: Greatest Hits Radio.)
There are also a couple of Pet Shop Boys songs thrown in for good measure too, because I realised that this month marks TEN YEARS since I saw them perform a medley of their songs (accompanied by Lady Gaga and Brendan Flowers no less!) at The Brit Awards in 2009… I won a competition from my local radio station if you were wondering.
So, even though I’ve no photographic evidence* and my memories of that event are getting hazier as time passes, I couldn’t resist reminiscing as much as possible about that wondrous night this month. (I was sat in a mezzanine directly above Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and everything.)
A few of the other songs that I can recall being performed that night are chucked into the playlist too!
Hope you enjoy!
*aside from the embarrassing selfies below that my friend Emma and I took in the hotel before we set off for the ceremony. We weren’t allowed to take cameras in with us, which as I’m sure you can imagine, killed me.
Just in case the Spotify playlist isn’t working, here are the links to all of the songs on YouTube!
- Shut Up and Let Me Go by The Ting Tings
- West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys
- Hard To Beat by Hard-Fi
- Cracks Between by Ten Tonnes
- Suitable by Nick J.D. Hodgson
- Regret by New Order
- Rock The Casbah by The Clash
- Echo Beach by Martha and the Muffins
- Fluorescent Adolescent by Arctic Monkeys
- Sometimes by Erasure
- Denis by Blondie
- Isn’t She Lovely by Stevie Wonder
- Disco Inferno by The Trammps
- Car Wash by Rose Royce
- What Have I Done To Deserve This? by Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield
- Greatest Day by Take That (Gary Barlow totally waved at us when they sang that…)
- Electric Feel by MGMT
- Warwick Avenue by Duffy
- Acceptable In The 80’s by Calvin Harris
- Never Too Much by Luther Vandross
- Raspberry Beret by Prince
- Love Shack by The B52’s
- Got My Mind Set On You by George Harrison
- Our House by Madness
- Easy Lover by Philip Bailey and Phil Collins
- Poker Face by Lady Gaga
- All My Friends Are Falling In Love by The Vaccines
- Not Nineteen Forever by Courteeners
I hope we’ve honed the art of selfies a bit more since 2009…