10 Things: BEDN #7

Today, on BEDN, the blog post prompt was ‘Ten Things’. I’m pretty sure that I’m supposed to write a list. I’m a great list writer. At the start of every year, I write a list of plans and goals for the year, and then I review them each month to see if I’m on track to complete them or not. It usually works really well and there’s nothing I like better than being able to cross something off my list with a sense of achievement. On the year I turned 35, I planned to try 35 new things before I reached 36. It nearly worked too!

For various reasons, my list of goals for 2013 went somewhat awry. But, I’m not one to be defeated and  in the coming month I shall be spending a considerable amount of thought on what I’d like 2014 to look like. I’ll probably share those plans on here, because there’s nothing quite like telling the world your plans to make you want to stick to them!

But today, I’m turning this list making on its head a bit, because I want your help. On Sunday, my beloved girl turns seven and she’s getting her first iPod for her birthday. It might seem a bit extravagant but she loves music and dancing, and I know she’ll adore it and get lots of use out of it. Every time I buy her toys they only seem to be played with for a few days before they find themselves languishing, unused, with all the other stuff, so I decided that it was worth the expense to buy something I’m sure she’ll use for ages. I’m going through the settings making sure that I set the volume control so she can’t deafen herself, and most importantly, adding songs to it.

This is where you come in. What I’d really like to know is this: what ten songs should definitely be added to the playlist?

I’m looking for great, great music. The songs that you think everyone should hear. Nothing over sexualised or with swearing, obviously. But tell me what you’d add; classics, fun stuff, your favourite song in the whole world, whatever you think should be on there. I’ve already added some songs she’s asked for, and believe me when I tell you, we need a bit more quality music – especially because she’s getting a little speaker too, so we’ll all get to enjoy what she plays and I can only take so much Gangnam Style!

So, help me out? Add your song suggestions in the comments and lets see if we can make a ‘Top Ten Songs’ playlist for my birthday girl…

17 Responses to 10 Things: BEDN #7

  1. dakegra says:

    First thought which leaps to mind is Plastic Bertrand’s Ca Plane Pour Moi. Impossibly perky and boppy.

  2. Avon Ewens says:

    Pop punk! When my cousin’s daughter was about that age she loved it and generally it’s pretty PG friendly.

  3. Lyndon says:

    Oh God, where do I even start? Some ideas with no swearsies or sex: Iggy Pop, The Passenger; Pixies, Gigantic; Neko Case, Local Girl; Blondie, Dreaming; Buffalo Tom, The Bus; PJ Harvey, Water; Otis Redding, Been Loving You Too Long.

  4. Foxy says:

    Queen- don’t stop me now! Uplifting, energetic and will lift anyone, whatever their mood. It’s in my top 5! Also Knock on Wood by Amii Stewart but perhaps not age appropriate. That’s my karaoke number.

    • dakegra says:

      ooh, LB also loves Bellowhead. Some of their stuff is slightly more… fruity than you’d perhaps like her to listen to, but she loves Lillibulero and some of the instrumentals – Sloe Gin set etc.

  5. Amy says:

    I am terrible with music – I’m pretty sure most people with any taste would deplore my playlist choices! But one song that always makes me smile is ‘Mr Blue Sky’ by ELO. Perfect for doing silly dances to!

  6. Jo Winwood says:

    You have to have some ABBA! I’d go with Dancing Queen or Waterloo but they’re all great!

  7. Ian Street says:

    7 songs for your daughter’s 7th birthday and your 7th post of November. These will blow some socks off:

    1. Happy House – Siouxsie and the Banshees
    2. Heroes – David Bowie
    3. Party Rock – LMFAO
    4. Little Fluffy Clouds – The Orb
    5. Harder Than You Think – Public Enemy
    6. Blitzkrieg Bop – The Ramones
    7. Get Up Offa That Thing – James Brown

  8. ‘Song 2’ by Blur (you would have to check the volume though!)

    And I agree about Abba and ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’. My son loves Abba, so I think their stuff is probably very kid-friendly.

  9. Toni says:

    Walking on Sunshine – Katrina and the waves (I think)
    Dancing Queen – Abba
    Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
    Reach – S Club 7

    Agree with Don’t Stop Me Now

    I like bouncy songs with positive themes. Lol. 🙂

  10. Walking on Sunshine – Katrina and the waves (I think)
    Dancing Queen – Abba
    Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
    Reach – S Club 7

    Agree with Don’t Stop Me Now

    I like bouncy songs with positive themes. Lol.

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