Tunetastic Tuesday FT Charlie & Our Altered Life

Songs you should have on your ipod. Feel good songs

Welcome to this weeks Tunetastic Tuesday. The time of the week where we get to share some feel good tunes from a blogger/reader’s playlist. If you missed last weeks then you can have a listen here – Sarah & Whimsical Mumblings.


This week sharing her top 5 tracks is the lovely Charlie who blogs over Our Altered Life. Over to you Charlie!

I was always the girl who bought smash hits especially for the lyrics of the latest hits. I would go home and revise them like a test and after analysing the meaning of them (some 90s ‘hits’ proved quite the challenge) I would sing along proudly.

The legacy of my teenage years is that I dissect the lyrics of a song and get frustrated by the parts I don’t know. It’s something I seemed to have passed on to my 12-year-old son too – Sorry about that Oliver.

So, when I was asked what my top 5 songs of the moment were, I knew I’d be putting more thought than just ‘which tunes do I enjoy’ into it. Here are my choices and reasons.


Dua Lipa – New Rules

I love this because it’s the advice I could have done with having in my late teenage /early twenties when I felt that I was in love with my knight in shining armour who turned out to be a twat in tinfoil!


Pink – What about us

I have seen Pink live three times and every time she blows me away. Shes an incredible artist both in terms of the vocals she belts out and the performance she gives. As a gymnast (I think) the control she has over her body and voice is amazing. I love her as a person, an artist and a role model. I think its safe to say I am a little bit in love with Pink! This song is another political message, like Dr Mr President was and I love her style and passion. #GirlCrush


Rita Ora – Your Song

I love Rita’s Energy and this song always cheers me up. Songs totally determine my mood to the point where the teacher I worked with could tell by my mood whether I had been listening to upbeat or depressing tunes on the journey in! Here Rita says she’s sick of listening to sad, mad and bad songs and only wants to hear the love songs. I love that!


Rudimental – Feat James Arthur

This song is a brilliant example of how a live performance changes your appreciation of an artist. I was never a huge fan of James Arthur but I saw him recently at V Festival and loved him. Listening to this song now transports me back to the festival atmosphere and the people who were smiling and singing along with James as he belted this one out brilliantly. It probably wouldn’t be in my top 5 had I not seen him sing it live. I highly recommend going to see live music whenever you can!


Sigala, Ella Eyre – Came here for love

Ooooo I love this! When I hear this I am transported back to my cross trainer work out in the ‘dark room’ of my gym – a place where the lights are down, the music is loud and if youre in there alone you can sing your head off as you work out! I love the energy in this song and the bright colourful music video (and Ella’s lovely flat tummy) inspires me to work extra hard at the gym. Like, your song, this is another song that I sing my head off to in the car. Yes, I see people staring at me. No, I don’t care!


What great tracks! You can follow Charlie on the following channels. Please do pop by and say hello when you get the chance.




If you would like to share your top 5 tracks then please email me at stickymudandbellylaughs@gmail.com and I will get you fetaured!



  1. HelenSeptember 12, 2017 / 12:52 pm

    Totally agree on needing to know the lyrics! I was never allowed to buy Smash Hits so I had to rely on recording and rewinding the top 40 time and again. I had some very dodgy lyrics I now realise!
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  2. Sophie's NurserySeptember 12, 2017 / 4:44 pm

    Ah I remember buying Smash Hits as a teen! Great song choices 😀 x

  3. JonoSeptember 13, 2017 / 4:57 pm

    I love this blog series. Interesting choices. Did guys buy Smash Hits? I was a ‘Look-in’ kid. Remember that? It all eventually progressed ended in buying NME, Kerrang and Q.

  4. JeannaSeptember 16, 2017 / 12:42 am

    Thanks for the tunes, I don’t really know where to go to find good songs anymore. I usually go on iTunes and it takes a long time to find enough new songs to make me happy.

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