I’m a rare species of person in that I’m not really keen on music and I’m still unsure of who or what FKA Twigs is.
However, as one of those musical theatre people (but not one who does stretches right in front of you to show how bendy I am – mainly because I am not at all bendy and stretches hurt me deeply), I’ve been known to enjoy the odd soundtrack or two.
Here’s a little list of what I’ve been enjoying so far (jazz hands are optional).
The Billy Elliot soundtrack. This one’s flipping good if you want to get a bit angry and passionate about miner’s rights (it’s a bit PG, this one – unless you want your children/cousins/nieces/nephews belting out “you f*cking Geordie sh*ts” in perfect harmony)…
The From Here to Eternity soundtrack. This musical had a tiny West End run and then disappeared off the face of the planet and straight into my iPod. Listen to “Love Me Forever Today” if you want a cute, fuzzy feels trip.
The Heathers soundtrack. Get your knee-high socks on and dig out your smallest school skirt, this is just. so. sassy. “Candy Store” is a personal favourite; it makes me want to do a high ponytail and wear a blazer in my everyday life.
The Legally Blonde soundtrack. Elle Woods is essentially an icon, am I right? Her banging one-liners are actually pretty inspiring (my current favourite: when asked if she got into Harvard Law, she replies “What, like it’s hard?” Iconic.), so if you want a shot of girl power, have a listen to “So Much Better” while you’re getting ready in the morning.