Twist, Shout, Dream and Sing – My Top Ten Beatles Songs

Ever since I can remember, I’ve been a massive fan of The Beatles. My Dad always used to listen to the songs in the car and sang along when I listened, trying to figure out what the stories behind them were about. The Beatles have influenced many musical fans for many, many years and their music is still going strong. So to celebrate the work of this amazing band, I decided to share with you guys my top ten Beatles songs of all time. I hope you guys enjoy it.
This post is dedicated to the late John Lennon (1940 – 1980), who was cruelly taken away aged only 40. His memory will live on through the hearts and souls of music lovers everywhere.

10. Twist and Shout – A moving, grooving song, You’ll certainly have a whizz of a time with this one.
9. When I’m Sixty-Four – A song about unrequited love when a couple think of the future, this song demonstrates the dreams and questions of the life of a person who worries about living on his/her own.
8. Here Comes the Sun – A lovely song for your loved one, as it describes love and memories rising like the dawning sun.
7. Girl – Another song about a girl who made love for the first time, “Girl”, with it’s cleverly written lyrics describe the feelings of a woman, looking into her mind.
6. All You Need is Love – No description to this song for me, as this does just that. ūüėä
5. Help – A song that’ll get you singing along and dance on the floor, “Help” is a classic, one that will be stuck in your head for ages and ages.
4. I Saw Her Standing There – Again, no description for this one, as the song will tell all.
3. Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds – A song about a girl living in a fanasty, paradise island (or heaven; I don’t know which), this song explains the fantasies of dreams and reality. This is one to check out.
2. With A Little Help From My Friends – This upbeat, happy song is prefect for a playlist if you were going to create one for a friend or loved one. You can certainly make someone brighten their day with this song.
1. Hello, Goodbye – This is my number one song because it’s cleverly written and has a funky tune (especially the guitar solos). I can listen to it over and over again if I could…
What’s your favourite Beatles song? Do you have your own top ten list? Please share them in the comments below . Also, if you want me to another top ten list of songs, or just anything in general, just give me a buzz in the comments and I’ll get round to them straight away.
Hope you’ll have a great day today, but remember where you go, always take the weather with you. ūüėČ
Gigi Xxx

Can Music Bring People Together? And What’s Your Favourite Music, Artist and Song?

They say that communities, schools, clubs and Universities bring people together; friendships are made through these connections, sometimes lasting forever.

But what about music? Does it fit into the same categories? Well, it does.

Last week, I had a moment at Drama school where my friends and I were in our dressing room, waiting for our queue to go on stage. I was bored, so I started to watch YouTube videos on my mobile phone. Then, I began to research music; old¬†school music. Suddenly, I listened to songs from my favourite childhood band S Club 7. Not long after, one of my friends asked me what I was listening too. And before I knew it, I took my headphones out, turned the volume up loud and were singing along until we were called to the stage. We had other students looking at us; some with confused looks and others with interest. But we didn’t care. We carried on and on.

sclub 260107¬†S Club 7 was my favourite childhood band and one of the first pop bands that got me into modern music and celebrity life; they even taught me about Endangered Wildlife, through one of their Children’s shows, “S Club 7 Go Wild!” They’ve showed me that anything is possible and helped me go through tough times; way a go, guys. ūüôā

A lot of my friends at Drama school like the same artists as I do; Jessie J, Spice Girls, Black Eyed Peas, Busted, etc. And sometimes, we would like the same songs! (Which is pretty awesome. ūüôā )

When I have looked at the world today, I’ve realised that music has changed a lot. If you had lived back as far as¬†Medieval times, you could only listen to music in¬†religious places. But properly before the early 20th century, some types of music were restricted to different cultures since radio and television weren’t invented yet. Today, music doesn’t exclude cultures to listen to their own music; there are many people listening to different genres of music – Jazz, Blues, Pop, Rock n’ Roll, Musical Theatre, Indian,¬†African, Country, you name it. So without music, there would be no community.

I will know leave you with my favourite songs and artists and I would like to know what you’re favourite songs and¬†artists in the comments section below. I would love to share with your opinions and who knows, maybe we may share the same songs.

My Favourite Girl Band/s:¬†Girl’s Aloud, The Saturdays & Spice Girls

My Favourite Boy Band/s: McFly, Busted, Queen, & Take That

My Favourite Mixed Gender Band: S Club 7

My Favourite Solo Male Artists: Gary Barlow, Michael Bublé, Elton John & Ronan Keating

My Favourite Solo Female Artists: Lady Gaga, Jessie J, Rachel Stevens & Kelly Clarkson

My Favourite Songs: Happy by Pharrell Williams, You by S Club 7, Domino by Jessie J, We Will Rock You by Queen, These Days by Take That & Hallejuah Song by Julianne Hough

My Favourite Happy Songs: Alive by S Club 7, Dancing In The Street by Martha and The Vandellas & Spice Up Your Life by Spice Girls

My Favourite Sad Song: Because of You by Kelly Clarkson

My Favourite Celebration Song: Celebration by Kool & The Gang

My Favourite Inspirational Songs: The Whole World Is Watching by Within Temptation & Dave Pirner, Bring It All Back by S Club 7, Who You Are by Jessie J, Let In the Sun by Take That & Over the Rainbow by Eva Cassidy  

My Favourite Birthday Song: Birthday by Katy Perry

My Favourite Love Songs: With You by Ronan Keating, (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams, Truly by Lionel Richie,¬†True Colours by Phil Collins &¬†Cindy¬†Lauper, Hungry Eyes by Eric¬†Carmen, Glory of Love by Peter Cetera,¬†Amazed by Lonestar,¬†Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship, &¬†Time of My Life by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes

My Favourite Musical Song:¬†Defying Gravity from Wicked (I really, really like India Menzel’s and Kerry Ellis’ own versions too)

My Favourite Opera Song:¬†Faust’s The Jewel Song

My Favourite Childhood TV/Movie Songs:¬†You’ll Be In My Heart & Strangers Like Me by Phil Collins, When A Mermaid Comes of Age (from the 1975 film “The Little Mermaid”) & Colours of the Wind by Vanessa Williams

My Favourite Religious Song: Amazing Grace

My Favourite Instrumental Song: Storms In Africa by Enya 

My Favourite Mediation Song: Book Of Days by Enya

My Favourite Disco Songs: 5,6,7,8 by Steps, Tell Me Ma by Sham Rock, Oops Upside Your Head by The Gap Band, Grease Megamix, Saturday Night by Whigfield, Macarena by Los del Rio, Stop by Spice Girls and Reach by S Club 7

My Favourite Song I Have Sung In Karaoke: Mercy by Duffy

My Favourite Oldie Songs:¬†Crocodile Rock¬†by Elton John (the original version; sorry Gnomeo and Juliet fans),¬†My Destiny¬†&¬†All Night Long¬†by Lionel Richie,¬†We Built This City by Starship,¬†I Wish¬†by Stevie Wonder,¬†Ain’t No Mountain High Enough¬†(Sister Act 2 Version), We Will Rock You¬†by Queen, Uptown Girl by Billy Joel &¬†I Love Rock n’ Roll¬†by Joan Jett

My Favourite New Songs (early 2000’s):¬†Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars, Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding, Let In The Sun by Take That, Shake It Off¬†&¬†Enchanted¬†by Taylor Swift, All Fired Up¬†&¬†30 Days¬†by The Saturdays, Uptown Girl by Westlife, Star Girl by McFly, Year 3000¬†by Busted¬†& You’re My Number One by S Club 7