Simple Minds – Don’t You (Forget About Me)
It’s the eighties child in me that can’t help but love the brat-pack movies and their fantastically cheesy soundtracks. This one’s probably the greatest, the theme from the Breakfast Club.
Limp Bizkit – My Way
I’m not proud but sometimes a bit of cheesy skate rock is all that is needed to clear the cobwebs.
Mrs Henley thinks listening to Limp Bizkit is tantamount to a mid-life crisis. I’m inclined to agree.
Kylie Minogue – Come Into My World
Never been a big fan of Kylie but this song really stuck with me, probably because of the brilliant video by Michel Gondry:
Bryan Ferry – The Right Stuff
Again, cheesy eighties time. Always been a fan of Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music and it was a fine line between this and Avalon. This won.
The Monkees – Do I Have To Do This All Over Again?
I loved the Monkees growing up. However, after seeing their surreal, psychadelic film Head I saw the band in a completely different light. The music on the album for this film is fantastic and this is one of the tunes I keep going back to.
Dire Straits – Romeo & Juliet
So much cheese in one track. A Geordie singing a ballad about a young, Italian couple in love. What could possibly go wrong?
Duran Duran – Rio
Back in the day when I was a landscape archaeologist I used to get panic attacks digitally transcribing 1:10,000 scale Ordnance Survey maps.
Then I’d stick on Duran Duran’s Greatest Hits. Really loudly. And all would be okay again.
Duffy – Stepping Stone
I have to say despite being a fan of all things Welsh am really not a big fan of Duffy. However I do like this particular track providing fond memories of morning drives into Edinburgh with Mrs Henley on our way into work.
Sugababes – Overload
Colly beat me to the Sugababes’ Freak Like Me so going back to their first single, Overload. It’s not all bad though – singer Siobhan Donaghy who left the band after one album went on to make the beautifully trippy Ghosts
Ryan Adams – Wonderwall
Bit of a cheat here. Wanted to opt for the Oasis version of the song as Oasis are a band that I otherwise cannot stand but utterly love this song. However, Oasis aren’t on Spotify so will make do with this hauntingly beautiful version by Ryan Adams
Some near misses
So there’s my Guilty Secrets – if willing or able have plonked into a Spotiy playlist for your delectation/embarrassment * delete as applicable
Great list. Even though it never actually made it to the list, Beyonce totally threw off guard. I literally lol.