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The Big Song List.

Day 1 - A song with a colour in the title

Fields of Gold
Eva Cassidy or Sting

Yellow River

Somewhere over the Rainbow
Judy Garland

Blue Suede shoes


Day 2 - A song with a number in the title


Janis Ian

In the Year 25/25
Zager and Evans


Three Little Birds
Bob Marley


Day 3 - A song that reminds you of summertime

Sunny afternoon
The Kinks

On the Beach
Cliff Richard

In the summer time
Mungo Jerry
Summer Breeze
Isley Brothers

Culture Club

Summer Breeze
Isley Brothers

Day 4 - A song that reminds you of someone you'd rather forget

Me and Mrs Jones
Billy Paul

Old Lang Syne

Me and my monkey
Robbie Williams
Life on Mars
David Bowie

Bright Eyes
Simon & Garfunkel


Day 5 - A song that needs to be played loudly

Land of Hope and Glory

Simply the Best
Tina Turner

Tracy Chapman Album
Tracy Chapman

Waterloo Sunset
The Kinks

Fast car
Tracy Chapman


Day 6 Theme  A Song that Makes you want to Dance

Eight Days a Week
New York New York
Frank Sinatra

Los del Río


Blame it on the boogie
The Jacksons


Day 7 A Song which is good to Drive to

Sweet Home Alabama
Lynyrd Skynrd

Handel's Messiah


Have you seen her
The Chi Lites


Baby you can drive my car


Day 8 - Drugs or Alcohol

Sex drugs and Rock & Roll
Ian Drury

Sex drugs and Sausage Rolls

Amy Winehouse

Gangsters Paradise


Day 9 - A Song that makes you Happy

Sitting on a dock of a bay
Ottis Reading

More than One Kind of Love
Joan Armatrading 

Mr Blue Sky

Pharrell Williams

Flying without wings
West Life


Day 10 - A Song that makes you feel sad

Don't laugh at me cos I'm a fool
Norman Wisdom


If tomorrow never comes
Ronan Keating

My song
Elton John

November rain
Guns and Roses
Piano Man
Billy Joel 


Day 11 - A song you never

tire of hearing 

Bach Oboe Concerto

Heard it through the Grapevine
Marvin Gaye

Kingston Town

Saturday Night
Earth Wind and Fire

I wanna be like you 
Jungle Book

Day 12 A song from your


Day Dream Believer

Have you seen her
Chi lites

Eight days a week

Michael Jackson

Day 13 Theme  1970s

I am woman
Helen Reddy

Wuthering Heights
Kate Bush

John Travalta and Olivier Newton-John

Hotel California
The Eagles


Day 14 - Song liked to be played at Wedding

Your Song
Elton John  

From this Moment
Shania Twain


Isn't she Lovely
Stevie Wonder


Day 15 - Song that is a Cover by another artist

Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
Michael Jackson

Don't leave me this way

Mama Mia - 
Abba, Meryl Streep and Colin Firth

Twist & Shout
The Beatles & Isley Brothers 

Mac The Knife
Robbie Williams


Day 16 - A Classic Favourite

Stary Night fame

Ain't no mountain high enough
Aretha Franklin

Wonderful World
Sam Cooke

Whole Lotta of Rosie


Day 17 - A Song you'd sing duet on Karaoke

I will survive
Gloria Gaynor

You're the one that I want
Olivia Newton John

You to Me are Everything
The Real Thing

We've only just begun
The Carpenters


Day 18 - A Song from the year you were born

Don't be cruel
Elvis Presley

Ghost Riders in the Sky
Vaughn Monroe

I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus
The Beverley Sisters

I heard it through the Grapevine 
Marvin Gaye


Day 19 - A Song that Makes you think about Life

John Lennon

Heal the World
Michael Jackson

Flesh and Blood
Single by the Choir for the Invictus Games

The Windmills of your Mind
Dusty Springfield


Day 20 - A Song that has many meanings for you

Fat Larry's Band

Elton John

Lionel Richie

I like it when we're together
Joan Armatrading

Day 21 - A Song with a person's name in the title

Michael Jackson

Ruby Tuesday
Rolling Stones

Sweet Caroline
Neil Diamond

Gypsy Rose
Tony Orlando and Dawn

Day 22 - A Song that moves you forward

Wild is the Wind
David Bowie

Great British Hero
The Soldiers

Walking on Sunshine
Katrina & The Waves

My Way
Frank Sinatra   


Day 23 - A Song that you think everybody should listen to

Bridge over troubled water
Simon & Garfunkel

Streets of London
Ralf McTell

The Prayer
Andrea Bocelli

Living Thing


Day 24 - A Song by a Band you wish were still


Old Friends
Simon & Garfunkel

Waterloo Sunset
The Kinks

Monday Monday
Mumas and Papas

Wish you were here
Pink Floyd


Day 25 - A Song by an Artist no longer living

Once upon a time
Donna Summer

Home Thoughts from Abroad
Clifford T Ward

Hotel California

Elvis Presley

Day 26 - A Song that makes you want to fall in love

I will always love you
Whitney Houston

When you say nothing at all
Ronan Keating

More than a woman
Bee Gees

Let's Get it on
Marvin Gaye


Day 27 - A Song that breaks your heart

Rod Stewart

Wasn't Expecting That
Jamie Lawson

Mashed potato
Dirty Dancing

They'll be sad songs
Billy Ocean


Day 28 - A Song by an artist whose voice you love

You've really got a hold on me
Smokey Robinson

Seven Bridges Road

Nature Boy
Nat King Cole

Monks and Liturgy
Benedictine Mons singing one of their services in Latin

The Bodyguard
Whitney Houston


Day 29 - A Song you remember from your Childhood

Jesus Christ Superstar
Carl Anderson
 My old man's a dustman
Lonnie Donegan

Does your chewing gum lose it flavour
Lonnie Donegan

Top of the World
The Carpenters

Day 30 - A Song that reminds you of yourself

Teenage Rampage

I'm too sexy for my shirt
Right said Fred

The National Anthem

Que Sera Sera
Doris Day


Ricci singing 'Your Song' by Elton John

Ricci singing 'Your Song' by Elton John

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Playlist of one song from each day.




The 30 Day Music Challenge was an opportunity for participants to share their favourite music as a way of communicating during Lockdown.

There was a different Theme for every day:- namely A Song that makes you Happy, A Song that makes you Sad, A song to Drive to, A Song you Never Tire of, A Song from the 1970s, A Song with a Number in the title, A Song by an Artist you love etc. 

At Peaceful Place we heard about it on Day 5 and started from Day 6.
The original idea was that the end of Lockdown, Peaceful Place will have a Big Party and it would be good to gather music for a sing along, but it developed into much more.

The Theme of the Day would go up on WhatsApp early in the morning and the contributions would just flow in throughout the day with Members and families all contributing to the Challenge.

As the songs were posted and in many cases the reasons why – others came up with their comments on the choices and we soon realised that we had far more in common in our
music tastes than we would have thought possible.

The choices brought back memories of when and where we’d heard them, Concerts we’d attended, places we’d lived. It became the background of whatever else was happening
on the day and stimulated much discussion and interest. It became clear that the same piece of music could evoke different memories, some could be both happy and sad
depending on the person and the situation.

When we reached the end of Day 30, there was the appetite to continue and go back to the 5 days that we missed.


We now have a wonderful Music Library of over 400 songs ranging from Pop, Rock, Classic and Patriotic which we will be able to use for so many different occasions once
we return to the Centre.

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