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10 Songs That Saved Your Life


Blog by | October 16th, 2012


I recently stumbled upon a blog based out of Paris which asks artists, musicians, writers, designers about the ten songs that saved their lives (http://www.tensongsthatsavedyourlife.com). An absolute audio obsessive for my entire life, the thought of choosing only 10 songs to represent you was a terrible task which kept me up at night. Eventually I was able to whittle down 10 moments in time that influenced me, shifted my thinking and made me sit up and go "aha!". Starting back as far as I can remember I have loved music and I believe it has literally shaped me as a person - from moving countries from Canada to England to investigate the music scene (which then led me to my wife) to my career in the music industry to becoming a DJ. Songs can transport you right back to a particular moment and another place, more so than a photo album or even your own memory. Anyways here is my 10 as heard for the first time in a Hamilton roller rink in the 80's, a sweaty underground nightclub in Soho London, a German satellite radio show recorded on cassette tape, a sacred piece of vinyl in our communal London flat and my childhood living room.
prince - little red corvette
the clash - magnificent seven
led zeppelin - black dog
chemical brothers - leave home
nina simone - my baby just cares for me
grandmaster flash - adventures on the wheels of steel
augustus pablo - king tubby meets rockers uptown
shannon - let the music play
the dave pike set - mathar
ramsey & co - love call (restless soul remix)
prince - little red corvette http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDduqH5cciQ
the clash - magnificent seven http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcHL8efKKPE
led zeppelin - black dog http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymkjimQyHC4
chemical brothers - leave home http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DE5iDd4iHA
nina simone - my baby just cares for me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsMS5w_nchw
grandmaster flash - adventures on the wheels of steel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXNzMVLqIHg
augustus pablo - king tubby meets rockers uptown http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztq7-kkygZk
shannon - let the music play http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB_dYLTHsPA
the dave pike set - mathar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R5gbO6H8NY
ramsey & co - love call (restless soul remix) not on YouTube http://www.bbemusic.com/data.pl?release=BBECD051
I've added the YouTube links where I can - now that I told you mine, what's yours? Cheers, BFAD
I recently stumbled upon a blog based out of Paris which asks artists, musicians, writers, designers about the ten songs that saved their lives (http://www.tensongsthatsavedyourlife.com). An absolute audio obsessive for my entire life, the thought of choosing only 10 songs to represent you was a terrible task which kept me up at night. Eventually I was able to whittle down 10 moments in time that influenced me, shifted my thinking and made me sit up and go "aha!". Starting back as far as I can remember I have loved music and I believe it has literally shaped me as a person - from moving countries from Canada to England to investigate the music scene (which then led me to my wife) to my career in the music industry to becoming a DJ. Songs can transport you right back to a particular moment and another place, more so than a photo album or even your own memory. Anyways here is my 10 as heard for the first time in a Hamilton roller rink in the 80's, a sweaty underground nightclub in Soho London, a German satellite radio show recorded on cassette tape, a sacred piece of vinyl in our communal London flat and my childhood living room.

  1. prince - little red corvette
  2. the clash - magnificent seven
  3. led zeppelin - black dog
  4. chemical brothers - leave home
  5. nina simone - my baby just cares for me
  6. grandmaster flash - adventures on the wheels of steel
  7. augustus pablo - king tubby meets rockers uptown
  8. shannon - let the music play
  9. the dave pike set - mathar
  10. ramsey & co - love call (restless soul remix)

 

  1. prince - little red corvette http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDduqH5cciQ
  2. the clash - magnificent seven http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcHL8efKKPE
  3. led zeppelin - black dog http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymkjimQyHC4
  4. chemical brothers - leave home http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DE5iDd4iHA
  5. nina simone - my baby just cares for me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsMS5w_nchw
  6. grandmaster flash - adventures on the wheels of steel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXNzMVLqIHg
  7. augustus pablo - king tubby meets rockers uptown http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztq7-kkygZk
  8. shannon - let the music play http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB_dYLTHsPA
  9. the dave pike set - mathar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R5gbO6H8NY
  10. ramsey & co - love call (restless soul remix) not on YouTube http://www.bbemusic.com/data.pl?release=BBECD051
     
I've added the YouTube links where I can - now that I told you mine, what's yours? Cheers, BFAD