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Zobia22: My Music

former giff-staffer

Hi guys, a couple of weeks ago, Hazel introudced our new educator series called 'My music' and last week Marion shared her music with you guys. What did you think of their song choices? 


Today it's my turn, so here goes: 


18th May 1988 - With a little help from my friends by Wet Wet Wet 



I didn't know what song was number 1 on my birthday so had to Google it. Yesterday was the first time I heard this song, and even though it's 25 years old, I can see why it was number 1 at the time - it is 'quite' catchy Smiley Very Happy 






No scrubs by TLC


I don't know anyone who didn't like this song in the 90's. I was 11 yrs old when this song was released and I remember watching the video and trying to copy the dance moves to this song. These girls were so cool! I still listen to this song to this day. It's in my 'car' playlist as the bass to this song is amazing.


A close second was 'The boy is mine' by Brandy and Monica.  



                                                                             2000s - Hips don't lie by Shakira


This one was really hard as there are so many good songs from this decade. It took me a while to decide, but in the end it had to be 'Hips don't lie' by Shakira (ft Wyclef Jean). I remember this song was released early 2006 and by the time it hit summer, this song was being played everywhere. It was definitely the anthem for summer 2006. This is my favourite live performance of the song.


A close second was Mariah Carey's ballad 'We belong together'. This song was on her comeback album 'The Emanicipation of Mimi' - one of my favourite albums. 

Nothin on you by B.O.B 

I remember the first time I heard this song on the radio and getting annoyed that I didn't know who the artist was as I fell in love with the song as soon as I heard it. After a quick search on YouTube, I was quick to downloaded the song straightaway. Three years on, it is still a favourite of mine. 
This song is another favourite of mine from this decade. 

Your all time favourite song


This isn't really an all time favourite, but these guys deserve a mention as I was a huge fan of theirs when I was a teenager. I was 13 yrs old when Blue released their debut single 'All rise'. My love for them soon turned into an obsession, but I didn't care. I was happy to cut out their faces from magazines and turn all their pictures into a collage Smiley Embarassed Enjoy: 



Hope you guys enjoyed 'my music'. 


former giff-staffer

BLUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE <3 Paying it loud in the office.

ace of spades
Thats a nice choice of music zobia Cant get the shakira song out of my head now S I.ll be singing it all day
rocket scientist

Mmm Bob by Hanson was number one when I was born O.o


I rather like 'With a little help for my friends' (And that is not just because Mumford sang it at glasto Smiley Tongue )

head honcho
Nice choice Zobia Smiley Happy

Cool music Zobia, thanks for that! Just checked, Billy Joel's- Uptown Girl was Number 1 when I was born. Smiley Tongue


Hi Zobia,


I hope I'm not breaking some earth-shattering news, but that song by Wet Wet Wet was originally released more like 45 year ago. 


It was written by a band, you may of hear of, called "The Beatles".


See here:


One of my favourite covers of this song is the 1968 version, by Joe Cocker.

(Though there aren't any really good recordings on YouTube, but here's the closest I could find)


Thanks Zobia for a great music collection. I mean, who doesn't like a bit of T.L.C.  Smiley Happy

head honcho

Can't see shakira Smiley Sad

Some good choicesSmiley Happy


can see her nowSmiley Happy


Anyone else want to see the Blue collage? LOL

former giff-staffer

Glad you all liked my music choices Smiley Happy 


Shakira's songs are really catchy so i'm not surprised you can't get them out of your heads Smiley Wink


@samwich, thanks for the info Smiley Happy 


Oh forgot to mention, twoleftfeet, I have no idea where the collage is, probably in the bin Smiley Surprised 

nice songs, i remember hips dont lie from when i was on holiday in Wales ageeees ago lol, catchy