The challenge: to post ten anthems, songs that I love and played a major part in my life.
This may take some time. I may be a loyal lover but I’m not monogamous… and there are A LOT of songs to consider.
Number one is easy. My first love.
1981. Mrs Thatcher was Prime Minister, Charles & Di loved each other, the Dukes of Hazzard ruled and apparently I adored Adam and the Ants.
I don’t remember 1981, or it being number one, or my parents buying me the 7 inch record but this song is in my psyche and when I hear the opening: the trumpet, the drums and the horse’s whinny…it grabs my heart and transports me through time and space.
Stand and Deliver:
Adam and the Ants had two drummers, yes two, and I think it is something about that, the primal beat of the drum, that makes me love it. 33 years later (oh my god, I am old!) I still have that record. I love it and I always will.