We introduced you to Penny Bridges recently, with her deeply personal soft dream pop songs. Clearly Penny’s had a lot of incredible musical inspiration, and so in light of that we asked her to give us her ten songs she can’t live without.
Fleetwood Mac – ‘Dreams’
It’s just an instant rush of good times. I think of the summer time and singing away to it with my friends or my siblings, I even smiled writing this. Good times.
This for me is my favourite Kate Bush song, I heard it on my mom’s iPod one time and I said, “What song is that mom?!” I was hooked. This song for me is timeless.
My dad would always play this song amongst many others of The Cure’s. Only when I got older I really appreciated their music. It’s a great song.
I think this is one of their strongest songs, it just has that haunting feeling about it.
When I was shown Joni Mitchell I felt my ears open and my eyes light up, she’s amazing. I think she’s an artist where you either fall in love with her or you always wonder what she was about. But either way there’s no denying that her talent is a piece of history. I listen to a lot of Joni’s songs but I think this one for me is my favourite.
Another song full of memories, they have many good songs. And they were wicked live.
“Here am I floating round my tin canFar above the Moon, planet Earth is blueAnd there’s nothing I can do”.
I was once told that in life all we have is our legacy. Bowie was the glitz and glam the guy who made wonderful imagery through his music and his fashion. I chose this because I grew up with Bowie being played by my parents, and later on I was shown songs of his like ‘Quicksand’ that made me see how brilliant he was even more.
Another childhood song, always felt like he was beyond his time. This song for me it’s simple but so effective.
The Killers were one of my favourite indie/rock bands at the time, they were great love, and I think this song though they have many classic songs is one that sticks out. It makes you reflect in a strange kind of fashion.