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November #MakeHistory Playlist

November 27th | 2014

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 Track List

1.        Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
2.       Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
3.       Sweet Like Chocolate - Sharon Woolf
4.       Gettin' Jiggy Wit It - Will Smith
5.       Clint Eastwood - Gorillaz
6.       Guerilla Radio - Rage Against The Machine
7.       Anthem Part Two- Blink-182
8.       She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
9.       Ms. Jackson - OutKast
10.     Nas Is Like - Nas
11.     Off The Wall - Michael Jackson
12.     Little Bit of Luck - DJ Luck, MC Neat
13.     LK - DJ Marky, XRS
14.     We Are Your Friends - Simian, Justice
15.     Friday I'm In Love - The Cure
16.     Naive - The Kooks
17.     Cassius - Foals
18.     Sweet Disposition - The Temper Trap
19.     For Emma - Bon Iver
20.    Family Business - Kanye West
21.     Shuffle - Bombay Bicycle Club
22.    So Good To Me - Chris Malinchak
23.    Happy - Pharrell Williams

So this month's playlist is a bit of a special one as I'm working with Jim Beam on their #MakeHistory campaign; they asked me to showcase what #MakeHistory means to me. As you know music is a really big part of my life, each of the tracks in this playlist reminds me of specific points in my life where a certain song has made that moment poignant to me. The #MakeHistory campaign embraces the idea that there are different ways you can #MakeHistory in your life whether it's taking that leap to make a big change  or even that time you made a small change in your life that made a big difference or even when you recognised you stayed true to yourself.

If I took you through why I decided to pick each song we would be here until we'd listened to the playlist 10 times; so here are a couple of my choices explained. I chose the Stevie Wonder and Otis Redding tracks because they remind me of my Dad. He has a love for Motown and as a kid growing up it was these tracks that really sparked my love for this genre of music which I still love today. Every time I hear them I'm reminded of him and how he has guided me. Sweet Like Chocolate by Sharon Woolf, it was the first CD single I remember buying with my own money and playing it on repeat. It reminds me of the first time I saved up enough money to buy something for myself. Naive by the Kooks reminds me of when I went travelling on my own and the first time I felt properly independent.

I've had the best time making this playlist and taking a trip down memory lane revisiting the nostalgic songs that have made history to me. From songs when I just started secondary school to the first songs I heard from a certain genre that sparked my love for it. Each one holds a different memory to me.

Which track is you favourite? Do you have any songs that mean something to you?

Steve.