Friday has arrived and the weekend is tantalizing close. You only need to power through a few more hours, and the Friday Feeling Playlist is here to help.
Last Friday I went to see Bianca Del Rio at The Troxy in Limehouse. It was a rip-roaringly funny evening, and to help get the crowd in the mood beforehand they were playing some 80’s classics.
I was a little surprised to discover I still remember every single word to the Theme from S’Express – which is an absolute tune – and in honour of that record, here are ten other 80’s bangers. Whitney, Grace Jones, Spandau Ballet… they’re all here.
Enjoy your Friday and let the Playlist get you ready for the weekend.
Friday is here. The weekend is achingly close. But we all need something to power through: that’s where the Friday Feeling Playlist comes in.
The biggest entertainment story around this week was La La Land’s dominance in the Oscar nominations. I had the pleasure of seeing the film at the London Film Festival; like many others, I was absolutely blown away.
So as a tribute the film’s success today we’re digging into the musicals archive; I’ve dug up an upbeat playlist of fourteen classics to get you through the rest of the day. Get your headphones in and let your foot tap away.
It’s Friday. Woo-hoo!
One of the regular features I’d like to add is a feel-good playlist to power us through Friday afternoons/help shake off the hangover/get ready for a big night out [choose the most appropriate for you]. There will be a theme to each week’s playlist – which I’ll briefly explain – and there has to be an upbeat feel to the song for it to be included.
This week’s theme is the Buggedout Weekender. By way of background, almost a year ago to the day my – then fiance, now – husband and I went to Butlins in Bognor Regis with 20-odd of our friends for a weekend of dancing, laughter and joy.
That weekend was incredibly special; it was one of the best of my life. To be with such good friends, far away from anywhere we know yet surrounded by people who were having a good time was just amazing. We partied hard. Some of my friends were still messaging a couple of weeks later saying they hadn’t recovered. But there were so many moments – highlights – that I think we’d all admit it was worth it.
Buggedout’s slogan is that its ‘just a big disco’. And it was. But it was also something a little life altering. Last week I watched a documentary on the rave culture in the early 90’s and those who attended said it felt non-judgmental, safe and free. It struck me that it was similar language to the hippy movement. And what’s most surprising to me is that, when I think back to the Buggedout Weekender, I felt like it had those elements as well, and they’re not always easy to come by.
So here is the first Friday Feeling playlist.
- Bicep – because they were brilliant that weekend, closing the event on the Sunday.
- Daniel Avery – because he was my gateway into the world of Buggedout, and I shall forever be grateful.
- Armand Van Helden – because he headlined the Saturday night and played pretty much every 90’s dance classic I can think of.
- George Fitzgerald – because his set on the Friday night was the main reason I couldn’t get out of bed on the Saturday. I went way too hard and heavy.
- Tame Impala (Soulwax Remix) – Heidi played this at the end of her set and it was magnificent.