Soundtracks and girly music.

Meme It's this blog's seventh birthday today, but rather than try and have a surprise party (pointless because it knows what's happening soon as you click 'publish') I thought I'd have a go at that meme in which you attempt to list all of the major albums in your life year by year. To be honest it's a bit hazy before my tenth birthday. There was a lot of chart music, folk and according to my parents bagpipe music. I do remember a BBCtv Children's Favourites record and The Carpenters and the soundtracks for The Jungle Book, The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins, but I'd be lying if I arbitrarily picked a year. So instead I'll begin with the first album I bought and work forwards. I think you'll be less than surprised by the rather tragic results.

1984 "The Best of …" -- The Spinners
1985 "Silk & Steel" - Five Star
1986 "Transformers: The Movie" -- Various Artists
1987 "An Evening Wasted With ..." -- Tom Lehrer
1988 "Kylie" - Kylie
1989 "Electric Youth" -- Debbie Gibson
1990 "Graceland" -- Paul Simon
1991 "Heart In Motion" - Amy Grant
1992 "thirtysomething: original soundtrack recording" -- W. G. Snuffy Walden
1993 "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" -- Bob Dylan
1994 "Automatic for the People" -- REM
1995 "Jagged Little Pill" - Alanis Morissette
1996 "Debut" -- Bjork
1997 "All Saints" -- "All Saints"
1998 "the audience" -- the audience
1999 "Roosta Live" -- Roosta
2000 "One Touch" -- Sugababes
2001 "White Lillies Island" - Natalie Imbruglia
2002 "Love, Shelby" -- Shelby Lynne
2003 "Lost In Translation" -- Kevin Shields etc.
2004 "The Rough Guide To French Cafe Music" -- Various
2005 "Careless Love" -- Madeliene Peyroux
2006 "Goodbye Alice In Wonderland" -- Jewel
2007 "Made of Bricks" -- Kate Nash
2008 Too early to say, though I think BBC Music Magazine might be in the running just because.

Soundtracks and girly music. What else were expecting? If seven years of reading this blog has taught you anything it's that. Incidentally, to really celebrate (!) perhaps everyone could tell me when they started reading? I'd love to know if any of you have been with me since the beginning. Maybe your favourite post?


  1. Happy blog birthday! Belated, so sorry.

    I had no idea you were an Amy Grant fan. And weren't you a little young to be listening to the thirtysomething soundtrack?

  2. I was going to reply to this the other day, but then I started searching for the first post I ever read, and then one thing lead to another and I got distracted, and...well, you know how it is with the internet.

    Anyway, instead of finding the first post, I'll just tell you that it was the one about how a scene in Jerry Maguire was an homage to 'My So-Called Life'. I loved the comparison and loved that someone else loved My So-Called Life as much as I did.

    And Happy Birthday to you...

    Miss America

  3. Wow, hello. I think this is the post you're looking for:

    And you commented on that too. Thanks very much.