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.
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. 🙂
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. 🙂 )
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