Tracks of my years

Tracks of My Years – Handful of Halfpennys

This week’s Tracks of My Years is from the lovely Nat who writes a blog called Handful of Halfpennys. When she’s not blogging Nat can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

So, Nat, it’s over to you and the Tracks of Your Years.

I’m one of those people who listens to music all the time, while I’m cooking, as I get ready in the morning. I have always had different songs I associate with different times in my life so when I heard about The Tracks of My Years series I was excited to take part because I knew I’d find it easy to come up with the songs. My only problem has been narrowing them down. 

Maybe after this, I’ll have to do my own two-disc greatest hits. 
The first one is Jolene by Dolly Parton.

My Mum is a huge Dolly fan and we always had her playing at home. This song sticks out for me as I think it must have been the one I learnt first and I loved belting it out. 
Next is Turn Back Time by Cher.

My Dad had a cassette of Cher on in the car so whenever we went anywhere we would end up listening to this. I still love it now and my kids all know the words.

Spice Girls – Spice Up Your Life

I was about 6 years old when The Spice Girls exploded onto the scene and I loved them from the word go. I must have been 8 or 9 when Spice Up Your Life came out and I remember first hearing it on Live & Kicking or some other Saturday morning TV show before a family holiday in Butlins. I spent the entire time singing the words I knew and acting out the music video on one of the helicopter fairground rides. 
S Club 7 – Reach

Once The Spice Girls had their day I became obsessed with S Club 7. I knew all the words, I had the videos to learn the dance moves and everything. I still know the moves to ‘Reach’ today, I’m always thrilled when it comes on at kids parties. 

Blazing Squad – Crossroads

As I move on to teenage years I can only think of this classic tune. My Nan would take my sisters, my cousin and I on holiday in a caravan every year and we seemed to always have one song we would play to death. I think by this time we were on to CD’s but that meant we couldn’t play them in the car. The hours we spent discussing who our favourite member of Blazing Squad was! 
Stacie Orrico – I’m Not Missing You

I actually had to do some searching for this next song. I couldn’t leave it out as I knew there was a soundtrack to my years age 16-20. I’d listen to this when my latest relationship had gone south, which was often. 

Britney Spears – I’m Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman

Finally, the most emotional addition to this little collection. I have never really been a big fan of Britney Spears but my sister was always a huge fan. She had the films, the perfumes,the albums. We played this at her funeral and I always have to stop and listen if I hear it now. It means a lot more now than it did when I first heard it probably ten or more years ago. 

Thank you, Nat, for sharing your tracks with us. There are some great tunes on your list. You and I are very similar in that we both play music all the time and associate different times of our life through the music we listen too. I loved S club 7 Reach (and still do *cough, cough*) it is such a feel good song and used to always be playing in the cheese fest of a club that I used to go to in my uni days. Oh, and Nat definitely make that greatest hits CD…

What do you think to Nat’s Tracks? If you’d like us to feature the tracks of your years contact us and we’ll happily share your list too.

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