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The Perfect Playlist – Reflections

This week’s special edition of the Perfect Playlist takes a trip down memory lane re-visiting the song choices made over the last few weeks as we work on our ever evolving “Ultimate” playlist. We also took a little winding road journey down my top 5 “rediscovery” list. Enjoy!

Naomi’s “Rediscovery Top 5”

A top 5 list of those epic songs recently rediscovered and loved all over again:

  1. Desafinado – George Michael and Astrud Gilberto
  2. No Ordinary Love – Sade
  3. Take good care of my heart – Whitney Houston and Jermaine Jackson
  4. Tallulah – Jamiroquai
  5. Sunrise – Simply Red

The Perfect Playlist: Ultimate Selections

So far, we have 4 “ultimate” selections successfully made, leaving 5 openings for our next set of guests to suggest songs for…

The winners so far….

2 Best song for when you are feeling sad: ME!! Avril Lavigne – I’m with you
4 The song with the best Nostalgia points: Emily White. Toto – Africa
6 Best Summer Anthem: Michelle Ward. Jamming – Bob Marley and the Wailers
8 Best song from a band that is no more:  Justin Wheelhouse. Reach – S Club 7
We are yet to decide on ultimate choices for the rest of the playlist, here are the questions we haven’t yet decided on, and the current shortlist:

1 Best song to play when getting ready to go out: 

  • This Week’s Offering: M People – Moving on up
  • Emily White: Roots Manuva – Witness
  • Michelle Ward: Marvin Gaye – My love is waiting
  • Justin Wheelhouse: Dario G – Sunchyme
  • Original Selection: Wigfield – Saturday Night

3 A special song to dedicated to someone special:

  • This Week’s Offering: The Reflex – Duran Duran – dedicated to Guy Hefford
  • Emily White: 99 Problems [clean] Jay-Z – dedicated to Dan Dempsy
  • Michelle Ward: Quincy Jones – Something special – dedicated to Mystery new buddy (?!)
  • Justin Wheelhouse: Fairground Attraction – Perfect dedicated to Becky Hobden
  • Original Selection: Jill Scott ft Anthony Hamilton, So in love


5 Most awesome School Disco memory song:

  • This Week’s Offering: Scatman John – Scatman (ski-ba-bop-ba-dop-bop)
  • Emily White: Rednex – Cotton eyed joe
  • Michelle Ward: Michael Jackson – Billy Jean
  • Justin Wheelhouse: Belinda Carlisle – Heaven Is a Place on Earth
  • Original Selection: PJ and Duncan, Let’s get ready to Rhumble

7 Best Christmas Song: Temporary Selection …. But just for fun, here’s the line up:

  • This Week’s Offering: Wham! – last Christmas… AND Chris Rea – Driving home for Christmas
  • Emily White: Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
  • Michelle Ward: Bing Crosby – White Christmas
  • Justin Wheelhouse: Boney M – Mary’s Boy Child / Oh My Lord
  • Original Selection: The Darkness, Christmas time (don’t let the bells end)

9 Best cover version you know of:

  • This Week’s Offering: Ituana – Smells like teen spirit … AND Karen Souza – Creep
  • Emily White: Junip – The ghost of Tom Joad
  • Michelle Ward: Lianne Carol – You’ve changed
  • Justin Wheelhouse: Avicii – Feeling Good
  • Original Selection: Jamie Cullum, Frontin’

So… what would YOUR perfect playlist be?

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