I have a varied taste in music. I think I have an OK ear, as in quizzes and competitions I often only need to hear the first few notes or bars before identifying the track and artist, but regrettable I have no talent whatsoever on the performing side. I took lessons and played guitar during the 70’s but I was truly dreadful.

After Hans‘ death I find it a bit difficult “just” listening to music, i.e. without doing anything while listening. I suppose being left alone with the emotions raised by music and lyrics is too much for me at the stage I am at now. Hans was a big fan of Frank Ocean and one of his favourite songs was Forrest Gump. He would walk around the house trying to whistle the ending, failing miserably – it sounded terrible. Besides the music I need to instruct Body Combat the only other song on my iPhone is Forrest Gump. I will cry when I hear it, but some times, that is what I need.

Here is my top-25 list of artists and tracks. Music that I would have on my playlist and  listen to over and over again:

  1. Mozart – Requiem in D-minor
  2. Blondie – Heart of Glass
  3. Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
  4. Streets – Never Went to Church
  5. Beatles – Long and Winding Road
  6. Louis Armstrong – What a wonderful world
  7. David Bowie – Absolute Beginners
  8. Björk – It’s Oh So Quiet
  9. Adam Lambert – Mad World
  10. Lily Allen – The Fear
  11. Pink Floyd – Time
  12. Billy Joel – New York State of Mind
  13. Mike Oldfield – Far Above the Clouds
  14. Adele – Set Fire to the Rain
  15. Rolling Stone – Paint it Black
  16. Madonna – American Pie
  17. Beautiful South – Perfect 10
  18. The Who – My Generation
  19. Yazoo – Only You
  20. Bon Jovi – Livin’ On a Prayer
  21. Hair Cast – Hair
  22. Scooter – Fire
  23. Jay-Z – Empire State of Mind
  24. Fallulah – Out of It
  25. Dido – White Flag
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