Now You’re Gone

Now You're gone - Number 1 Singles - Lauren Mayhew AuthorOn the 19th January 2008, Basshunter’s ‘Now You’re Gone’ hit the number one spot.

Now You’re Gone: I have so many memories of this song. Being fifteen at the time of its release, I obviously never got to hear it in a club, which is where I think a lot of people grew to love it. I think I first heard this song at my cousin’s house. My sister and I used to go round to my cousin’s house at least once a week, if not more. We wouldn’t really do a lot, except for talking to people on MSN Messenger, remember that? Or we played silly games whilst listening to music. Continue reading


What A Wonderful World

What A Wonderful World by Katie Melua and Eva Cassidy - Lauren Mayhew AuthorOn 22nd December 2007 Katie Melua and Eva Cassidy’s ‘What A Wonderful World’ hit the number one spot.

What A Wonderful World: I vaguely remember this song coming out, but I don’t think I ever listened to it properly until now. Obviously, I know the Louis Armstrong version better than any version that’s ever been released.  This is nothing like the original, but it is a good version. There’s nothing worse than a cover of a song that is so different to the original. Luckily this one is good! Continue reading

Bleeding Love

Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis - Lauren Mayhew AuthorOn 3rd November 2007 Leona Lewis’ ‘Bleeding Love’ hit the number one spot.

So, do you remember this, when I used to write about the number 1 single from ten years ago? I’ve decided to start again, but not necessarily to write a story about myself, more to let you know how I feel about the song. If I haven’t listened to it before, I’ll give an honest review of what I think. Song reviews, but with a little of my memories in it too.

Bleeding Love: I loved this song from the moment I first heard it. I loved Leona on the X-Factor, and even though I was a fan of Ray Quinn too, I knew that Leona had to win. It’s just one of those songs that you can’t help but sing along to, even though you know you’re doing it no justice at all. Continue reading

Shuffle Play Questions

Shuffle Play Questions - Lauren Mayhew AuthorI’ve done one of these before, but I’m almost certain I cheated a little. There were either answers that made no sense at all, or I was embarrassed to admit to some of the music on my iPod. This time, I’m gonna do it properly!

Here are 20 questions that I’m answering with Shuffle Play on my iPod. Hopefully some of them work well enough to be amusing. I’m going to put the title of the song first, then the artist, then the album/ single that it’s from. Continue reading

Don’t Stop Me Now

Don't Stop Me Now - McflyI’m gonna switch this up a bit. Instead of writing a post according to what was number 1 this time 10 years ago, I’m going to write a post every week (hopefully) based on a number 1 single from the past. This means more regular posts, as some singles stayed at the top spot for 9 weeks or more and it seems silly to wait.

I’ll be selective with this, and I’ll choose songs that I know. Even though I’m writing a story about me in relation to the title of the song, I find it a lot easier if I actually know the song. Continue reading

I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair)

I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker by Sandi Thom - Lauren MayhewThe number 1 song this time 10 years ago was I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair) by Sandi Thom.

I remember this one too, and looking down the list of number one’s after this, there’s a few amazing songs coming up!

I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair): This one is going to be tricky for me to talk about because I don’t ever intend on becoming a Punk Rocker. I won’t lie, the Punk Rocker hairstyles are pretty impressive and so is some of the fashion, but I think Punk Rock is a bit too aggressive for me. Continue reading


Crazy by Gnarls Barkley - Lauren MayhewThe number 1 song this time 10 years ago was Crazy by Gnarls Barkley.


It’s been a while since I did this, so I’m going to start it up again.

Crazy: I remember this song and I absolutely loved it – still do! I think this might have been the point in my life when I started to appreciate music, and back then I was a little bit crazy. Not crazy in a psycho killer way, just not afraid to make a fool of myself. Continue reading

When the Sun Goes Down

The number 1 song this time 10 years ago was When the Sun Goes Down by the Arctic Monkeys.

I can honestly say that I’ve never heard this song before. I’m not a fan of the Arctic Monkeys, but I may give this song a listen one day…When the sun goes down by the arctic monkeys

When the Sun Goes Down: I don’t think I’ve ever properly watched the sun go down, but if I were to watch it, I’d like it to be by the coast somewhere. I can just imagine how beautiful that would look on the horizon over the sea.

Another little thing – I really am quite boring. When the sun goes down, I’m usually in bed, fast asleep. I’m not one to go out after dark. I’d rather be snuggled in my duvet, reading a good book.



Until the next time,
Lauren x

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I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor

I bet you Look Good on the Dancefloor by Arctiv Monkeys - Lauren Mayhew AuthorThe number 1 song this time 10 years ago was I bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor by the Arctic Monkeys.

I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor: No one has ever told me I look bad when I’m dancing, so I suppose that’s a good thing. I really love to dance, but not to club music. It’s not very easy to dance to a dull, monotonous beat. I prefer proper songs from an iPod, not the remix club versions.

When I was at school, I took part in the production of High School Musical. We did a rehearsal once, and I remember one of the teacher’s watching came up to me at the end and said that I really ‘lit up’ when I was performing. That was a very big compliment for me, as I was a very shy person back in school. It was nice of her to single me out and tell me that I was doing well!

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Push the Button

Push the Button by the Sugababes - Lauren Mayhew AuthorI’ve decided to do this new thing where I will tell you more about me. I’m rubbish at telling people about myself, so I’m going to use prompts to try and tell you quirky facts about me.

To do this I am going to use song titles, but not just any old song title – the Number 1 single from 10 years ago. Technically, I’d love to do this from 25 years ago, but I don’t know as many of those songs.

Obviously, if a song is at Number 1 for more than one week, I may not write something about myself every week. Unless it’s an amazing title! Some of these stories about me may be very short and others relatively long. It depends what I have to tell you all.

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