I kind of missed the Spotify boat. There was The Boyfriend lining up playlists left, right and centre while I was listening to Chris Moyles on Radio One. Then Mr Moyles went away, and I was all ready to Spotify – only to discover that you know have to join via Facebook and confess what you’re listening to. Yeh, with my musical taste that’s not happening. No-one should know how many times I play Olly Murs in a day.
Other people though obviously don’t have such concerns, as Spotify have recently announced the top tunes people listen to while they work out – Don’t You Worry Child by Swedish House Mafia was number one, Sweet Nothing by Calvin Harris number two, and a personal fave, Gangnam Style is number four.
However, nosy little creature that I am, I was more interested in their celebrity playlists. They’ve got gymnast Louis Smith (No 1 choice, RIP by Rita Ora and Tinie Tempah apparently), Michelle Obama (Signed, Sealed, Delivered by Stevie Wonder) but I was most interested in Ellie Goulding as she’s a runner – and I’m supposed to be one!
Obviously however Ms Goulding is a far more keen or relaxed runner than I am. My running playlist is frantic beats of madness designed to keep me moving, but all of the songs on her list are really, really chilled. So, what does she listen to? Here’s the first five on her list.
1) Heartbeats by The Knife
2) Give In (For The Fame) by Kehrye-oo
3) Blue by Joni Mitchell
4) Genesis by Grimes
5) Runaway by Kanye West
If you want to try it out yourself, you can link to it directly on Spotify here. Let’s face it, you’ll look far cooler with her list than my Gangham Style/Murs combo!
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