Top of the Pops

I think it was @softthistle who recently asked on “What gets you out of bed?” Simple answer for me: music. Can get me out of bed, get me cleaning, even got me running (though Jonathan Roche, creator of ‘NEWO’ can take the credit for me putting one foot in front of the other).

I started making top 10 lists when I was a girl. Started in my early punk days. (How about the Buzzcocks, with Joy Division as support, for a first concert?) All through New Wave, New Romantics, a little dabble in soul (definitely not Northern Soul – ugh!), pop and electronica. Lists of songs for friends and boyfriends [cringes]. Lists of songs to play at parties

 :::On a sidenote be warned that, if you ever invite me (and DH) to your home, we will ruthlessly hunt down your CD collection and ridicule every CD that does not meet our high standards. I once counted 17 Queen CDS – on a single shelf – at an address north of Copenhagen. To our friends in Luxembourg we were known as the Music Police. :::

I don’t make top 10 lists anymore. I make iPod playlists. Here’s one I use. Every day. Amongst other things, it can ‘get me out of bed’:


  • When Love Takes Over – David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland
  • The Girl and the Robot – Röyksopp
  • This Must Be It – Röyksopp
  • This Boy’s in Love – The Presets
  • LSD Någon? – Kent
  • Vesterbro – Magtens Korridorer
  • This Boy’s in Love – The Presets
  • Dance Wiv Me – Dizzee Rascal feat. Calvin Harris
  • Knights of Cydonia – Muse
  • (Get A) Grip (On Yourself) The Stranglers

1 thought on “Top of the Pops”

  1. hopefully you wouldn't toss out our "classical" CD's over here Diane! (gasp)
    But I hope you would be pleased with my obsession with all New Romantic bands as a pre-teen to the (almost) 50 yr old today.. Yep.. even copied the clothes, hair, the lot….
    Seriously, this stuff gets me moving full speed even now. That was real music and REAL singing…

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