Do you listen to songs and immediately get transported to a time in your life, or a place that means something to you? It happens for me quite a lot. Music and memory has an amazingly strong link, and I’m fascinated by how a single bar of a song can spark up a memory that means a lot. So, I’ve made a playlist for London – all the songs that remind me of my time living there and those classic tracks everyone associates with the city.
A playlist for London: some personal highlights
Gin and Juice, The Gourds – the song we accidentally had our first dance to at our wedding, oops!
Heroes, David Bowie – the song of the Olympics, which was such an incredible time for London
Killing in the Name, Rage Against the Machine – remember the campaign to knock X-Factor off the Christmas #1 spot? We bagged tickets to the live gig RATM put on in honour of their chart win
A playlist for London is part of a new series on This City Life – curated playlists about the songs that remind me of my favourite cities. Look out for next month’s: Las Vegas.