E is one month old today. To celebrate, here is a playlist of songs I made for her. All of them, with the exception of the first and last, were written to celebrate the arrival of children. The first is a favourite of S and contains the line “Hey you with the pretty face/ Welcome to the human race” so seems vaguely appropriate, and the last is the story of a conception and birth and finishes with the line “We invented love/ And that’s the greatest story ever told” I hope E knows how much she is already loved.
All songs are available to buy from reputable online and physical music vendors – remember, buy your music! You’re investing in art!
ELO – Mr Blue Sky
Annie Lennox – Precious
Barenaked Ladies – When You Dream
David Bowie – Kooks
Bob Dylan – Forever Young
I Am Kloot – Ferris Wheels
Fleetwood Mac – Beautiful Child
Jesca Hopp – Intelligentactile 101
Stone Temple Pilots – A Song for Sleeping
Pretenders – Show Me
Suzanne Vega – World Before Columbus
The Mountain Goats – Pink and Blue
Neil Young – Here for You
Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat – The Greatest Story Ever Told