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Songs to get me in the mood

Updated on July 14, 2011
Jordan Luck with The Exponents
Jordan Luck with The Exponents
James Reyne
James Reyne
Johnny Clegg
Johnny Clegg
Mango Groove
Mango Groove
Elemeno P
Elemeno P
Spandau Ballet
Spandau Ballet
Bic Runga
Bic Runga

These are songs that mean something, or I associate a memory, or can just play over and over again.

Music has always played a huge part in my life, and most of the men I've been involved with at some time or other have loved music and introduced me to different artists. The result is, is that I have a very eclectic taste in music, and hang onto songs because of the memories associated with them.  I can let the man go and get shot of him, but man the song, I just have to hang onto.

In compiling my top all time 25 favourite songs, I found this almost an impossible task. As I thought yes, oh my God the memory, have to include that, I immediately thought of a few others I could have included. This does probably mean a follow up list at some point, you realise that, don't you! Anyway, when faced with a difficult choice, I chose the rarer song so as to educate you music lovers out there who might not have heard of some of these songs before. 

Sometimes life in China can be quite a challenge.  It was quite difficult getting the youtube links as it's still blocked here in China for some random reason or other. I did check all the links on proxyboxonline and they all played okay, but I've just linked the songs to the youtube links without going through proxyboxonline. Hope they work. Just click on the song title and youtube should open up. (in theory).  I hope you have as much fun listening to the songs as I had reliving my old memories. 

My top 25

1. Why does love do this to me? The Exponents

2. Any day above ground James Reyne

3. Land Downunder Men at Work

4. Scatterlings of Africa Johnny Clegg

5. Asimbonanga Johnny Clegg

6. What becomes of the broken-hearted Jimmy Barnes

7. Angels Robbie Williams

8. Breakfast in Bed UB40 and Chrissie Hynde

9. Moonlight Shadow Mike Oldfield and Maggie Reilly

10. You have placed a chill in my heart Eurythmics

11. One U2

12. Through the barricades Spandau Ballet

13. Vincent Don Maclean

14. You took the words right out of my mouth Meatloaf

15. Baby can you hold me Tracy Chapman

16. Never tear us apart INXS

17. Still got the blues Gary Moore

18. Tears in heaven Eric Clapton

19. We've got tonight Bob Seger

20. You can sleep while I drive Melissa Etheridge

21. How do I live without you LeAnn Rimes

22. Special Star Mango Groove

23. Sway Bic Runga

24. Here with me Dido

25. Every day's a Saturday Elemeno P


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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      hey Cindy I saw your Twitter on this one so I am first here. Beat all you villians here. I have to agree you have some great choices here. I love Vincent, Dido, Tears in Heaven, We've got tonight. These four alone make me go all mushy inside like a tin of mushy peas....sighhh

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Yeah, for such a short hub I spent hours on it, listening to the songs, checking out the videos and generally traveling down memory lane. Thanks for that review BP!

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Was it ok Cindy?

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Excellent BP, have read through the poems and written your review. Check it out!

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Woo hoo am going to have a look. Back in a tic.

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      let me know if it's okay BP

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Oh thanks heaps Cindy that is fantastic, thanks a million. I really liked what you said. When I did yours it took me like an hour, I am a very slow writer lol, tomorrow I am getting your Hub ready, going to get all these folk here behind one of their great Hubbers....do you have that particular book available in a paperback, one of my family members is manager of a bookstore here, it has about 20 other stores in the chain. He said he would see about putting my book in the store, was thinking about your book too.

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      I'm busy getting it onto Amazon with Createspace. Once it's on Amazon, then can get some, actually, once it's on Createspace can get some, will be cheaper then directly from Createspace. But Stop the world I need to pee is available in paperback. You reading that tonight?

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Yes I am going to put my fluffy slippers on, and conservative nightwear, I am looking after two little kids, 2 and 4 aghhhhhh. So I am hoping to put them to sleep at 8.30 and if all goes well, going to pop some popcorn and put my nose in your book

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      There are a few steamy parts BP! I'm out to a friend's for dinner later, but want to be back in time to watch some rugby!

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      oh yes you don't want to be late for the Rugby well I have my hands full here with changing diapers ewwwww and all that.

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Practising eh BP? lol. Hey, our Pest seems to have disappeared as well

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Yeah Bad, me too, saw him live in Auckland. He was AWESOME!

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      That would be good, BC!

      Lol Cabin Girl, is that why you are such a fan of BC?

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      Candie V 8 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Hey Cindy, great song list, tho there's a couple I don't know and I've gotta listen to more of their stuff.. Read your thoughts on the Teresa's monestarys..Said I want a room next to yours so I can go "oooooOOOOOoooo" in the vent.

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      Candie V 8 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      You didn't list "Voulez vous couchez avec moi ce soir" in your list of songs.. sometimes it's good to just advertise as it is, yes?

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      lol Candie yeah there probably would be some South African, Australian and New Zealand stuff you wouldn't have heard of in the States. It would be good to expand your music knowledge and give them a listen.

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      Dolores Monet 8 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Cindy, being from the States and of a certain age, a lot of this stuff I've never heard of so it's cool to be introduced to some 'new' music. Thanks for sharing, what with the videos and pix, it does look like a lot of work.

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      Tom Cornett 8 years ago from Ohio

      You have some cool choices on here....always a smile in your hubs...thanks! :)

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Dolores, yes, this hub took a lot longer than I expected, especially with having to go through proxies as so much is being blocked here at the moment.

      Cabin Girl, we should start an 'I love BC' fan club on facebook!

      Tom, glad you enjoyed my selections!

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      Candie V 8 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Ah, a BC fan club, the line starts behind me, don't ya know!! I got my cutlass ready!

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Yeah Candie, me thinks he is a rare breed, a noble pirate

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      Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Wow what a great list! I know most of the songs and I thought I'm the only one who knows Bic Runga! LOL I'd put her alongside Anggun (Snow on the Sahara) and Soraya (Suddenly)! Thanks for sharing, I know now what to sing to put you in the mood! :D

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Cris, have to admit, you were in the back of my mind the whole time I was working on my list. Not in that way, God! lol but I just knew you'd appreciate a good list with songs on that weren't the norm.

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      Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      LOL Oh I know, I was just fooling around is all. Anyway, now I'm thinking of doing a list, too. But the problem is, there's too many that I like! :( Oh well maybe someday :D

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Cris you can do a list, lots of lists, just break it into categories

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      Hawkesdream 8 years ago from Cornwall

      Robbies Angel, found myself singing along..[more like a cat in a mangle]lol

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      Whikat 8 years ago

      Hey Cindy, I like your list, but the links are not working on my favorite two! "you can sleep while I drive" and "Here with me" but they are good songs. :-)

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      Tracker Frost 8 years ago from Wyoming

      Nice Cindy! Yeah, the song ones take a while. Decide the songs, find the videos, make sure they're good quality, all the links...

      Chris, you're on a list kick, whipping out another one should be no problem. lol

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Ah Whikat, you'll have to just type the title into Youtube then. Youtube is banned here so finding these links was sooooo difficult.

      Tracker, thanks, for me you and Cris are the two music gurus here

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      Janetta 8 years ago

      I love Angels by Robbie Williams :) And Bob Seger and Eric Clapton are always excellente! good choices :)

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Hey Janetta, I saw Robbie Williams sing Angels live, absolutely magical!

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Yes Pest has gone,JJ, C.C,Sandman, GT is on the brink, damn I loved all of them....

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Oh jeez, Sandman as well????? I got an email from Pest and JJ, and am hoping they'll return.

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      Clive Fagan 8 years ago from South Africa

      Hi Guys too much too read missed this one. great tunes they certainly strike a chord with me and awaken some bittersweet and some great memories. I enjoyed your song choices but I like oldies

      Soul coaxing, McArthur Park, Sandy shores, Under the boardwalk, any Beetles tune, Imagine and so it goes oh Ruby Tuesday too.

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Yeah love Ruby Tuesday....Might have to do a hub on those oldies, Sixty!

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      Clive Fagan 8 years ago from South Africa

      Please Please!

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Ok Sixty, this weekend, I promise!

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