Friday 12 October 2012, 11:20
"I've just started my second year at the University of Surrey studying Maths, and 6 Music is getting me through the days until lectures start again, absolutely love your show!
This list isn't a compilation that I've made for anyone, or that's been made by me. Instead, it's a list of songs about finding one's place in life, something I found out a lot about in my first year at Uni. These are songs that I feel, as I'm sure many others do, were written purely about me and my exact life situation, despite my not having been born for another 40-50 years in the case of some of them. It's a compilation that got me through my first year at Uni, and as such is indelibly associated with all the wonderful, sad and often blurry memories of that time.
I hope you like this slightly eclectic mixture with the common theme mentioned above running through them, would get my year off to a great start were you to do me the honour of playing it."
Here's the tracklisting:
Alabama Shakes - You Ain't Alone (Boys & Girls)
The Band - The Weight (Music From Big Pink)
The Beach Boys - I Know There's An Answer (Pet Sounds)
The Beatles - In My Life (Rubber Soul)
Ben Howard - Old Pine (Every Kingdom)
Bob Dylan - To Ramona (Another Side of Bob Dylan)
Buffalo Springfield - Out Of My Mind (Buffalo Springfield)
Flogging Molly - If I Ever Leave This World Alive (Drunken Lullabies)
Gogol Bordello - Wonderlust King (Super Taranta)
Jeff Buckley - Mama You Been On My Mind (Grace)
John Mayer - Gravity (Continuum)
Joni Mitchell - Both Sides Now (Clouds)
MGMT - Congratulations (Congratulations)
Nirvana - Where Did You Sleep Last Night (MTV Unplugged In New York)
The Rolling Stones - Shine A Light (Exile On Main Street)
Tom Waits - Time (Rain Dogs)
Warpaint - Shadows (The Fool)
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