Wednesday, 22 April 2015

My Playlist | #IrishBlogCollab

Hi everyone!

It's Wednesday again so that means another post as part of the #IrishBlogCollab. This week we are talking about our favorite playlists/albums. Growing up my mother always said that I knew every song on the radio! I love music and I think that a good song can really lift your mood. I don't have any particular favorite genre, my cd collection/iPod songs are so varied but if I had to make a choice I think that rock ballads would be my favourites and more often than not you can hear these types of songs blaring out of my car. I tend to listen to different types of music depending on the situation or mood that I'm in. I've decided that in going to list 2 playlists and I'll explain a little as to why.

Over the last few months, anyone that reads my blog will know that I have increased my running training significantly as I am training for The Great Limerick Run Half Marathon in May. As a result I like to listen to dance tracks when Im running because I find it much more motivating than listening to something that has a slower beat. Now I'm not talking about hard core dance tunes, more like pop/dance songs. So here is a sample playlist of songs that I like to listen to when running:
  1.  Avicii - Wake Me Up
  2. Sunblock - First Time
  3. Pitbull ft Ke$ha - Timber
  4. Calvin Harris ft Kelis - Bounce
  5. MGMT - Kids
  6. Konshens - Jamican Dance
  7. Avicii - Levels
  8. Rihanna - Only Girl (In The World)
  9. Labrinth - Let The Sunshine
  10. Bingo Players - Get Up (Rattle)

With me being a sucker for a good power ballad or anthem I had to list some of my all time favourite songs:

  1.  Queen - I Want It All (I play this when I want to give myself a lift!)
  2. Brandon Flowers - Crossfire
  3. Roxy Music - Jealous Guy
  4. Def Leppard - Long Long Way To Go
  5. Dire Straits - Romeo & Juliet
  6. The Waterboys - Fisherman's Blues
  7. Londonbeat - I've Been Thinking About You
  8. Cold Chisel - Khe Sanh (An Australian hit that always reminds me of our 2 years over there)
  9. Roxette - Listen To Your Heart
  10. Ella Henderson - Ghost (This was No 1 when Colin was born)
  11. Orleans - Still The One
  12. Bon Jovi - Livin On A Prayer
  13. Bon Jovi - You Give Love A Bad Name
  14. Jessica Simpson - For Your Love
  15. Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights
  16. Elton John - Tiny Dancer
  17. Bryan Adams - Heaven
  18. The Pogues - Thousands Are Sailing
  19. Def Leppard - Love Bites
  20. Luka Bloom - You Couldn't Have Come At A Better Time (This was our first Dance at our wedding, a little different I know but we loved it!!)

I'm sorry but I couldnt resist adding in some notes beside the songs because they just bring back some great memories!!!! I also apologise for listing the songs and not putting them on a Spotify, etc, playlist but I dont actually have an account on these websites (I'm still old fashioned in some ways!!!!). So now you have an insight into my musical tastes. I hope you enjoyed reading about some of my favourite songs, I know that I certainly enjoyed compiling the list.

Below are links to the other members of the #IrishBlogCollab:

Catherine of Breathing Silver Linings
Eimear of Chirps From A Little Red Hen
Cat of Mentally Beautiful
Lara of The Love Song of Fashion
Maeve of Thrift O'Clock
Marie of The Beaut mum
Sharon of Behind Green Eyes
Zoe of I Believe In Romeo

Until the next time, always remember to be: 

Dee-Termined To Glam & Glow

Dee x


  1. Brilliant playlist Denise! I love all the power ballads.

    1. Thanks Sharon I'm a sucker for a good power ballad!