A few years ago a good friend of mine Kati Volitich introduced me to a wonderful radio program called Desert Island Discs. The premise of the show is that celebrities go on, and select 7 songs which they would take with them if they were to be stuck on a desert island. Naturally during the show the celeb will discuss their pics and what the songs mean to them. Last week I decided that I would do my very own game of desert island discs, albeit with just 5 songs instead of 7. Check out my pics and then why not play the game afterwards.
Change is Gonna Come – Otis Redding
This Sam Cooke song was perfected by Otis Redding and I could listen to it all day. I love the combination of desolation and troubles mixed with an eternal optimism that things can change. This will no doubt make me feel hopeful for a savior when I am stuck on my desert island.
September – Earth, Wind and Fire
I figure that if I am going to be stuck on some desolate island in the middle of nowhere, far from home and without friends, I am going to need something to put a smile on my face. This funky number from Earth, Wind and Fire will most certainly be enough to get me up and dancing in my island paradise.
Wait and Bleed – Slipknot
At some point during my time on the island, I am sure to get angry about the state of affairs that I find myself in, and I’ll need some of the best music to help me get those emotions out. Slipknot’s stomping Wait and Bleed from their first album is the ideal song for this moment, and I will be able to shout as loud as I like without worrying about people hearing me and complaining.
Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon and Garfunkel
Sometimes you have to embrace sadness and keep hope going strong and this song will be the perfect antidote to both problems. The song reminds me a great deal of my family so it will be nice to have something to make me think of home, plus on a sunny day on my island, Art Garfunkel’s voice blaring out will most definitely put a smile on my face.
Man in The Mirror – Michael Jackson
I could select from any number of Michael Jackson’s hits to take away with me on the desert island, in fact I could have happily selected all five discs from the King of Pop himself. I settled on this one because the hits have been heard over and over again, and I wouldn’t want to get sick of a song. Man in the Mirror is powerful sing along which I don’t think that I would ever tire of, so this makes up the last disc on the list.
What would your 5 discs be? Let us know in the comments below.