Beating the January blues with Hudson Taylor
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15th January 2018. The third Monday in January. We've arrived at, reportedly, the most depressing day of the year. For students especially, that may not actually be too far from the truth. Are you struggling through January exams? Still wishing you were stretched out on the sofa at home in a Santa hat while mum brings you a Baileys? Caught that inevitable post-Christmas cold? Yeah, we feel you. If the above rings a little too close to home then don't fear. Brothers Harry and Alfie of Irish folk duo Hudson Taylor have picked out a list of some happy, feel-good anthemes for you to stick on while you power through Blue Monday. You're smashing it. For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield Harry: "Such a feel good 60s counterculture anti-war song! The intro is so distinctive and always gets a smile out of us. We first heard it in the soundtrack of Forrest Gump when we were kids." Back in Black - AC/DC Harry: "Just a classic. We used to do a cover of this song in our gigs a few years ago. That guitar riff and Brian Johnson's voice is a hilarious bit of craic to mime on the dancefloor wherever you find yourself." Want You Back - Haim Harry: "I was introducted to this song by the music video of the three Haim sisters just walking down the street. It's just a feel good stomper." Victoria Falls - Flyte Harry: "Flyte were my favourite band of 2017, hands down. Saw them play a few times and every set moved me to tears of joy. This is their big pick-me-up tune." Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes - Paul Simon Harry: "You can't help but smile at this song. Paul accompanied by the South African male choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Love how it starts completely accapella then turns into such a jam."
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