18
Aug

MARLETA’S DESERT ISLAND DISCS

It’s Friday and at Clearbox that means two things – the bun run to Skinners is ON and it’s time to ship one of the team off to a desert island with eight songs of their choosing.

This time, it’s Marleta’s turn. We told you last week that Dani’s playlist is the most eclectic but Marleta’s might challenge that crown.

Let’s be having you, Marleta…

Love Inc – You’re a Superstar

There are so many reasons why I love this song. I know it’s a little cheesy but growing up when my friends and I would go to discos or birthday parties, this is the one song that would get everyone on their feet and still does today. I know every word to it and while we are all up dancing to it we are also singing as loud as we can. It brings back so many memories for me and I don’t think it will ever get old.

Lulu – Shout

When I was at school, I did performing arts for GCSE and A Level and was part of the school dance team. My teacher taught a group of us a dance to this song and it carried with us every year after learning it. We performed it on so many occasions and anyone involved in any dance team or school production knew this dance. It’s an old-school classic!

Eminem – When I’m Gone

My brother loved Eminem and growing up he always wanted to be him. He’ll kill me for saying this but he pretended he was Eminem and rap to this song and I would try to copy him (embarrassing I know!)

Newton Faulkner – Dream Catch Me

I just love this song so it had to be included.

David Guetta ft. Zara Larsson – This One’s For You

I love the meaning behind the words in song, plus it will always remind me of our wee country being in EURO 2016.

Meatloaf – I’d Do Anything For Love

Simply because my dad used to sing this to me when I was younger. It always reminds me of him.

Calum Scot – Dancing On My Own 

I loved the original version of this song by Robyn. Once I heard Calum Scot sing it on Britain’s Got Talent, I loved it even more. It’s one that you definitely can’t help but sing along to and think you’re amazing… even if you’re not.

Nicki Minaj – Starships

Finally, this one goes without saying. It’s a real summer song that reminds me of the year I finished school and was just about to start university. It reminds me of all the nights out after completing my A levels. As soon as this song comes on in the club, my friends and I are always on our feet. This one definitely has to come to the desert island.

There are so many other songs I would have loved to have included, however these are the ones that jogged my memory and I would like to take them to the desert island! To listen to Marleta’s playlist, click here

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