Music we can bank on this Holiday
It’s a bank holiday weekend and most of us are heading out of town! So here is MKC’s suggested playlist for your own carpool karaoke this weekend to help you beat the traffic blues.
Mr Blue Sky, ELO
Always guaranteed to put everyone in a good mood and because we all start out the weekend with the expectation of sunny weather and blue skies, conveniently forgetting that we’re not in the Mediterranean and it’s only the end of April! This video of a Cork flash mob always makes me smile.
From the days when Rock n Roll had an air of danger to it, Thunderstruck will blow away any remaining cobwebs after a hard week at the office. They don’t make Rockers like they used to! Vintage from AC/DC.
I Wanna Dance with Somebody, Whitney Houston
The radio almost instantly gets turned up no matter what car I’m in when this comes on. This one transcends all ages and everyone seems to know the lyrics so an instant sign-along breaks out. A sure fire way of beating the motorway blues!
Ride of the Valkyries, Wagner
A bit of class from Wagner, although I always imagine this to be most suitable to those roaring down the motorway on a Harley’s as opposed to tootling along in a Quashqai or Skoda! You’ll recognise this piece of classical music from the 1979 film Apocalypse Now, where the music is played as the American helicopters bombard a Vietnamese village.
American Idiot, Green Day
“Don’t want to be an American idiot, Don’t want a Nation Under the New Media, Information Age of Hysteria ” sings Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong; For some reason this 2004 political protest song seems to be more relevant these days… Still the upbeat tempo avoids it killing your long weekend buzz.
Anything by Bruce…
There’s only one Mr Springsteen who is much loved in MKC towers but Born to Run is nominated for anyone pounding the pavements in the many 5k and 10k races around the country this weekend.
Skin, Rag’N’Bone Man
An ‘overnight success’ after over 15 years of hard graft, Rag’n’Bone Man has an amazing voice and Human
Shape of You, Ed Sheeran
The man can do no wrong, although his Galway Girl did attract some derision. Shape of You is dance hall infused pop at its best and for this MKC’er evokes the delicious potential that comes with Summer evenings in the pub when you never know how the night will end up or who you will end up with!
Pull Up to the Bumper, Grace Jones
The innocent MKC’er who suggested the Divine Ms Jones for our playlist was shocked to learn the lyrics weren’t about parking a car! But we think this is a good one anyway…
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake (Trolls Movie)
Justin has introduced himself to a whole generation of fans with this one. It’s a sure fire winner to get everyone singing and ‘dad dancing’ and we think it’s a great anthem for a Bank Holiday Friday!
Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac
It’s a great uplifting song. That is all.
“Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles
Because it’s a Bank Holiday weekend and this song represents the triumph of hope over expectation!