We’re only making a short hop from last week’s stop in the year 1998 where I got you pumping your muscles to Madonna. This week, we’re heading to the year 1995, where you’ll all have some time to relax and listen to a song that has helped me become the person I am today. Is that a bad thing? No, certainly not, but you can decide. Ready for takeoff in Hugh’s music time machine? Welcome to the year 1995.
Earlier this year, I wrote an open letter of thanks to this week’s featured artist when I heard the news of his death. You can read the letter by clicking here. Robert Miles was not only an excellent DJ, but he was a musician who produced a brilliant array of music. Let’s have a listen to my favourite track from Robert.
First released in Italy, Children failed to chart. However, thanks to the record label behind the track, it was taken to the U.S.A and played in a nightclub in Miami. Not only did the crowd love it, but so did a member of staff from another record label who was at the nightclub one night. He managed to persuade Robert to allow the record label he worked for to re-release the track in Europe. Not long after, the track became a worldwide hit, charting at number one in more than 12 countries, and becoming a top five hit in every European country that had a singles chart (apart from Hungry, where it only reached number 23).
I mentioned in my opening that this song helped me become the person I am today. Why? Well, of all the music tracks I love listening to, this is the track that has most inspired my writing. I can almost guarantee that if I put on my headphones and play this track on repeat, I will produce a short story or blog post. Is that magic, or what? That’s why I wrote to Robert and thanked him.
Do you have a favourite song you write or work too? Share a link to that song in the comments section.
Thank you to everyone who left a link to a favourite song in the comments section of last week’s post. And a big thank you to Marie, Barbara, Ruth, and Kat who joined in with publishing a blog post of a favourite song.
Want to join me in building up your 51 favourite songs from the past? Leave a link in the comments section below and showcase your next song.
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