I’m a lazy toad at the best of times but there is one physical activity that is totally my jam and that’s walking in the Autumn.
It harks back to my time living alone in Vancouver, a very introspective period of my life. While I was doing my ‘single life’ navel gazing, there were a couple of tunes that just kept popping up as I stomped about getting shit done.
I’m a creature of habit really, so if a song makes my rotation, it very rarely gets booted off again. So I’m basically listening to these songs still, my Fall anthems. In no particular order:
- Edge of Seventeen – Stevie Nicks
- Everywhere – Bran Van 3000
- Army of Me – Bjork
- Be The One – The Ting Tings
- Maps – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
- Cheap & Cheerful – The Kills
- Buffalo Stance – Neneh Cherry
- Rhiannon – Stevie Nicks
- Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry
I don’t think these songs need any introduction, I just love them, and feel strong and motivated when I listen them. I actually might go out for a little wander around the park in a bit, those fallen leaves aren’t going to crunch themselves underfoot.
You can have a cheeky listen to my Autumn Jams here:
What are your favourites?
We all have songs that remind us of specific periods and events in our lives. Twenty years from now, which song will remind you of the summer of 2014? Via The Daily Post (24th July 2014)
This is quite easy really. My jam of the summer is Clean Bandit’s Rather Be (featuring Jess Glynne).
Not only does it remind me of my newest friend (Frannie Dee of Double Gym & Tonic), it just makes me happy. This is the year I started to take care of my body and this song has remained firmly on my workout playlist.
FACT: It’s impossible to listen to Rather Be without belting it out loud. Try it. You can’t.
But since this is such a fun topic, here’s the perfect summertime playlist in my opinion.
Mint Royale with Lauren Laverne – Don’t Falter
Tuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuune! No bad moods with this on the wireless.
Paramore – Ain’t It Fun
This is relatively new but I love it. It’s so perky. Much like Hayley Williams herself.
The Ting Tings – Be The One
Reminds me of pounding the streets of Vancouver during my Summer of Freedom. Yes yes yes.
Marvin Gaye – Got To Give It Up
This song is a classic and I feel like it was written about me! Do you think Marvin Gaye had an awkward chubby redhead in mind when he wrote this? Probs.
Stevie Nicks – Edge of Seventeen
One does not simply leave Stevie Nicks off a heady Summertime jam list.
So there you have it. For more Summer Jams of a decidedly cheesy nature, go here. You’re welcome.