Musical Monday : Desert Island Discs

I was asked by Kate over at The Five F's to choose my Desert Island Discs - just eight pieces of music that I would be prepared to to listen to over and over again.  This sounds easy but it isn't.  Music affects people in many different ways, especially according to what mood they are in when they listen to it.  I spend more time hitting 'NEXT' on my mp3 player than I do actually listening to the tracks.

Anyway, here are a few that are stock favourites.  Songs or tunes that make me catch my breath and stop for a few minutes to sink into the arrangement of sounds and words.



Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush - Don't Give Up



Duran Duran - The Chauffer
(well, there had to be at least one Duran Duran one in here, didn't there...)



Crockett's Theme



Together - Hardcore Uproar



Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere



Oceanic - Insanity 



The Bangles - Hazy Shade of Winter




Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
(A classical piece but it's also the haunting music used in the film "Somewhere In Time" - one of my all time favourite films)


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Post Script
There were LOADS of tracks that just missed the cut for one reason or another.  If I'd have written this blog post yesterday at least three of them probably would have been in the list.  They included:
Beautiful - Christina Aguilera
The Voice Within - Christina Aguilera
Because Of You - Kelly Clarkson
Amazing - Janelle
Affirmation - Savage Garden
Running Up That Hill - Placebo


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What about you?  What are your ultimate favourite pieces of music that you never tire of listening to?  In the true spirit of memes I'm supposed to pass this one so feel free to pick it up and link back to me when you've done it.

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