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Pauline Lafferty

I Hope That I Don’t Fall In Love With You – Tom Waits
Because I waited years to find a man who liked Tom Waits and when I found him, it played out just like the lyrics. (But we met again later.)

Lost In Madrid – Marcus Miller And Miles Davis
Sailing across a sunlit ocean with headphones in my ears after a tough personal time. But it turns out I was sailing towards the Tom Waits moment above.

Mid Air – Paul Buchanan
For its beauty and his genius.

Wild Is The Wind – David Bowie
I heard Bowie sing this when I was 16 and was speechless at the sensuality of his voice. Makes my spine tingle.

Bring Me Sunshine – Morecambe And Wise
Reminds me of happy times with our family squeezed in front of the TV, fighting over who got a seat and who had to sit on the floor. I was the youngest, so guess who lost?