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Music Monday: Winter Warmers

Music Monday: Winter Warmers


As I stepped out my door this morning I was greeted by the sharp winter bite of  late November, I wrapped my ridiculously long Doctor Who scarf around my face, jammed in my earphones, set up my Monday morning tunes and pressed play. Want to know what I’m listening to in order to battle this chiller of a morn? Well, here you go.

Following the heartbreaking episode of Doctor Who that aired on Saturday just gone… <highlight for spoilers >> I had to pay homage to Ms. Clara Oswald with a bit of the Impossible Girl to start. I am planted firmly in the camp of Clara fandom – she will be missed. <<< spoilers>

And since we’re on the Doctor Who kick and need to energise for the winter, nothing will get you going like the theme song played masterfully by Sonya Belousova.

At this time of year I always find myself re-visiting the Tolkien cinematic universe, the end credit songs for all six of the Tolkien movies are great tunes. Ed Sheeran‘s ‘I See Fire’ is probably my favorite.

Compose yourself with this stunning interpretation of Galadriel’s song of Eldamar, sung in Quenya (that’s an Elvish language).

Right, time to kick it up a notch. I am a huge Queen fan. Nearly everyone is familiar with the likes of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, or the haunting ‘Who Wants To Live Forever’, but for me Queen are at their best when they are blasting out cheeky rock tunes like this one

Back to modern day for some cracking tunage from Glaswegian synthpop maestros Chvrches. I have had their latest album Every Eye Open on a constant loop since its release. This is the opening track and the first single to be released.

Finally, just as I arrive at the doors to my office building, this tune kicks in. Incubus are one of these bands I keep forgetting exist, then I stumble back across them and I remember that they have some crackin’ songs, ‘Pardon Me’ is one of those tunes, here it is in all its glory, setting me up for another week of the rat race. Time to drop kick this sucker!

Fair thee well for the rest of this week. Wrap up warm and enjoy some good music, because life is too short to be listening to bad tunes.