The soundtrack to my life

It’s a real honour to be asked to make a playlist for Nordoff Robbins’s Apple Music Curator page! 

Here’s my Apple Music playlist with a little explanation as to why these songs are so important to me. 

1. Easy – Lionel Richie and the commodores  

I played this a lot on piano during my recovery.

2. Let it be – The Beatles

The first thing I played on piano after the accident.

3. All that she wants – Ace of base

Reminds me of the fun times I used to have in Leeds (as this was my friendship group’s song).

4. Adventure of a lifetime – Coldplay

This has a good pace to walk to to uni to the beat, so helped me to determine the normal speed of walking. It has provided good physio in recent times while I’ve been recovering during my degree.

5. Hold my hand – Jess Glynne

Another good song to walk to uni on the beat so good to keep my pace up (acted as physio song), and also good for me psychologically as I’ve always felt happy whenever I listen to this, even though life’s different for me now.

6. Better together – Jack Johnson

Lots of Jack Johnson was played to me when I was in my coma.

7. Walk like a man – Jersey boys

The first musical I went to after the accident.

8. September – Earth Wind and Fire

Since the accident, this has reminded me of a friendship group (home friendship group) who have been very supportive since the accident, and haven’t treated me at all differently.

9. I’m forever blowing bubbles – West Ham fans

Has been a constant both before and after the accident and I’ve been to see them at Upton Park lots since.

10. Something inside so strong – Labi Siffre

My Dad’s song that always makes him think of me and the reasons for my recovery.

11. Never give up on a good thing – George Benson

I’ve noticed that the title is similar to my attitude during my recovery and it’s the song that all of my home friends have been used to, and played to me during my recovery.

12. Get Lucky – Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams

This is a song that represents my attitude as in how lucky I feel (mainly to be alive)!

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