Apologies for being quiet this week. My house is upside down as we change rooms around and turn the junk room into another bedroom. It's taking longer than I thought so I might be missing for a few days next week too. If I take a while to get to your blog, I'm sorry, but I will get there. I have to take a lot of breaks from lugging furniture around and I keep sneaking looks at a few blogs at a time :) Please bear with me, normal service will be resumed as soon as all the right furniture is back in the right rooms, and someone has come to move the sofa off my driveway.
This week, the theme for musical genres is chick lit. You don't know how tempted I was to include I will survive, but I resisted the urge! The songs I've picked don't all have 'happy endings' as such, but if you think of them as the first half of the book, they would all make great plots.
Number one is such a fun song. It was so so hard to pick just one track from the wonderful Kirsty MacColl that I cheated slightly, in that she wrote and recorded track number three too. In the interests of diversity though, I've picked someone else singing it. Kirsty was the same age as I am now when she was killed saving her child from a speedboat. I won't go into it, it's on Wikipedia if you're interested, but the world lost a great talent that day.
Number two is beautiful. I think of the story as really being about the person who's singing the song, not the person she's singing about. How many of us have had to watch a friend make a mistake, knowing all we can do is pick them up when they fall?
I picked number three because how can I have chick lit week without mentioning shoes? As I said before, this is another of Kirsty's songs but the person performing it here was new to me. Be warned, the girl is hawt!
Next week's genre is War. Yes, I may be expanding into sub genres but let's keep that to ourselves shall we? :)