Saturday, 4 February 2012

Desert Island Discs

I'm happy to join Anne of Marmalade and Catmint, who asked bloggers to contribute to her Virtual Desert Island Discs challenge. 8 favourite tunes needed to be picked to take to a desert island along with 1 book to read and 1 luxury item. Here are my choices. They may not appeal to all and they may offend some. Enjoy the ones you like and pass over the ones you don't.


What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong

I love Louis' rendition of these beautiful lyrics, plus it was featured at the end of the television version of Hitch-hikers' Guide to the Galaxy.


I Love to Boogie by T. Rex

It just makes me want to dance.


Whispering Grass by Windsor Davis and Don Estelle

Don Estelle's voice is haunting.


Living Doll by Cliff Richard

Like Anne's Donny Osmond and David Cassidy, teenagers of my era either liked Cliff Richard or Adam Faith. Most of my friends took a shine to Cliff and I felt sorry for poor old Adam so I said I fancied him more! I also liked Cliff. He liked him aswell!



Imagine by John Lennon

I love the lyrics to this one too.


Go West by the Pet Shop Boys

This is such a stirring song, which ever way you interpret it.


I'd Rather Be Dead by Harry Nilsson

This is not everyone's cup of tea but I like it. A large group of elderly people made up the backing group.

My luxury would be a small glass of sherry to be taken just before an afternoon nap. It does get rather hot on a desert island so I would need a siesta.

My book would be:-

I would be able to sing to my heart's content (good exercise for the lungs) and I could learn all the words to the songs (good exercise for the brain - stop me going crazy!) and I could dance to the song once I'd learnt all the words (good exercise for the body).

 This would mean that I would be in pretty good shape for when I would be rescued. (Hopefully a fortnight after I'd been ship-wrecked. I don't want to overdo things.)

There's method in the madness!

Welcome aboard, Amber, I hope we don't get shipwrecked or you may think I am mad!

Altogether now.


  1. 2 and 8 are my favourites here :)

  2. 1 and 6 get my vote. There is good method to your madness.

  3. Sheesh, just played clemintine. Haven't heard that for a while. Thanks for fun memories.

  4. There's only a couple there that I don't know. I love What A Wonderful World, my daughter sung that as part of her last singing exam.

  5. I'm with you on all of those except Windsor & Don mum .... great choices .... pop over to my blog there is an award for you x

  6. I like quite alot of those too but I have never sat down and thought what I would choose,perhaps I should!

  7. Super choices Mum. Thanks for sharing.

    Sft x

  8. Like all those above apart from the last one (8).

    Good list.


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