The weather today in the UK has finally decided to resemble something like Spring; blue skies and sunshine and whilst the temperature may not be brilliant (8C or 47F) it's a darned sight warmer than it has been!
So as I set off on my usual little route I got out my old i-pod for a little background music...what to listen to...and then I came across a playlist made by Simon entitled 'Florida 2011'.
On our last few vacations Simon has made a point of taking note of the music being played wherever we have been and then when home he has downloaded tracks and made a playlist that the whole family has on each of their respective i-devices; a really cool and easy way to bring back those holiday memories. I feel the need to give credit for this idea to friend (and Simon's boss!) Alex who apparently came up with this idea whilst they were on a business trip to Japan a few years ago!
So this playlist has tracks we heard from all over; from the Starbucks on the way to the airport to the various parks to the boats between Port Orleans French Quarter and Downtown Disney to lounging by the pool and even the TV in our room!! And quite a varied list it is to...but I thought what better way to motivate me in my running than to listen to music associated with such happy memories.
So here goes our Florida 2011 playlist, with custom album cover by Simon - he just couldn't resist getting arty!!
(the song titles below contain links to YouTube, in case you want to sing along...)
|Super Bass||Nikki Minaj||Listening to Radio One in the car, driving to Gatwick Airport|
|I Need a Dollar||Aloe Blacc||Listening to Radio One in the car, driving to Gatwick Airport|
|Umbrella (Acoustic)||Rihanna||Starbucks at Universal City Walk|
|All You Need Is Now||Duran Duran||Universal City Walk - one of my favourite bands ever!|
|Know Your Enemy||Green Day||Universal City Walk|
|Replay||Iyaz||On the Boat from Port Orleans to Downtown Disney|
|Hawiian Roller Coaster Ride||Mark Keali'i Ho'omalu||Eating Sandwiches at Earl of Sandwich, Downtown Disney|
|Too Late For Lovers||Gin Wigmore||Apricot Lane Store, Pleasure Island|
|Mayhem||Imelda May||Apricot Lane Store, Pleasure Island|
|Born to Be Wild||Steppenwolf||Pleasure Island|
|Wicked Game||Chris Isaak||Pleasure Island, catching the bus for Fantasia Gardens|
|Surfin' Safari||The Beach Boys||Blizzard Beach|
|Love Shack||The B-52's||Blizzard Beach|
|Men In Black||Will Smith||Universal Studios|
|Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)||C+C Music Factory||Universal Studios|
|That's The Way Love Goes||Janet Jackson||Universal Studios|
|Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)||Will Smith||Universal Studios|
|Alligator Sky||Owl City||Universal City Walk|
|Going Down / Love in an Elevator||Aerosmith||Disney's Hollywood Studios - Rock 'n' Roller Coaster|
|Walk This Way||Aerosmith||Disney's Hollywood Studios - Rock 'n' Roller Coaster|
|Shake It Up||Selena Gomez||The song that was constantly playing on the Disney Channel at the hotel|
|Heart and Soul||Jonas Brothers||Disney's Hollywood Studios - Disney Channel Rocks! Parade|
|This Is Our Song||Camp Rock Cast||Disney's Hollywood Studios - Disney Channel Rocks! Parade|
|Wannabe||Spice Girls||By the pool at Port Orleans French Quarter|
|Pon de Replay||Rihanna||By the pool at Port Orleans French Quarter|
|I Like the Way You Move||Bodyrockers||By the pool at Port Orleans French Quarter|
|Whenever, Wherever||Shakira||By the pool at Port Orleans French Quarter|
|Major Tom (Coming Home)||Shiny Toy Guns||Pleasure Island|
|Glam||Christina Aguilera||Downtown Disney - watching Disney Talent Show|
|Born This Way||Lady GaGa||Downtown Disney - watching Disney Talent Show|
|I Like That (Radio Edit) [feat. Luciana]||Static Revenger||Pleasure Island|
|Perfect Day||Danny Jacob||Back Home watching Phineas and Ferb in the 2nd Dimension (DVD we'd bought on vacation)|