I struggled to do this I have to confess. It was a real killer to get it down to size. So much to leave out. My long list was 71 songs. Anyway, here it is (if you can read it)…
But I persevered and ended up with this. My absolute favourite songs of the noughties. Again, I will send you a copy if you want it.
What surprised me when I finally got it down to size was how few female singer songwriters made it to the final list.
OK. It’s good to go.
Anyone wanting a copy of my best of 2009 CD let me know. Here’s how it shapes up.
Eagle eyed observers will immediately spot that there is a very high presence from the hip hop and R and B world which, I have to say, has somewhat taken me by surprise. But, hey, they’re all there on merit. In fact, by my standards it’s almost mainstream.
The two stand outs for me are Empire State of Mind by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys which blew me away when I first heard it and Melody Gardot’s sublime My One and Only Thrill which I will, in fact, be performing on December the 19th.
It’s incredible how Ryanair lack taste. Everything. Absolutely everything, about this ad is crap.
I had to laugh at the story I just read about pushy parents spending up to £150 to make their kids the best turned out in School nativity plays. Apparently parents feel their kids have to learn to excel at everything from an early age.