2017 3 years blogiverasy Blogiversary Giveaway Giveaway Guest Post HarperImpulse Katey Lovell
3rd Blogiversary: Guest Post by Katey Lovell + Giveaway
The Blogiversary celebrations continue today with a Top Three by author Katey Lovell and a Giveaway of her debut novel. I really enjoyed Katey's book, so it's an honour to welcome her to the blog. And as it's St Valetine's Day, Katey is sharing her favourite love songs with us:
Favourite Love Songs by my Favourite Bands
1) Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me - The Smiths
This might not be considered the most uplifting track as it's about the lack of love within life rather than the pleasure and security of requited love, but it's a song that perfectly captures an overwhelming sense of longing and loneliness. The haunting melody combined with this songs poignant, heartbreaking lyric never fails to stir my emotions and makes it one of my favourite songs of all time.
2) What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction
I considered choosing 'Drag Me Down' or 'Fireproof', but 'What Makes You Beautiful' is such a joyful, bouncy song and that's why I had to include it. People can say it's cheesy (it is, unashamedly!) but I love it anyway. If you've ever been to a One Direction concert you'll know what I mean when I say it's a highlight of their live show. Yes, it's been played to death, but there's something very special about the song that started the phenomenon.
3) Another Crack in my Heart - Take That
This isn't one of Take That's biggest hits - it's a track hidden away on the Everything Changes album that was never selected as a single and was only ever played live on one tour. Yet from the twinkly refrain of the piano at the beginning of the song to the slightly dodgy lyric of 'I am just one man with just one pair of eyes', this has always been a favourite of mine. The ghostly vocals of the middle eight set against electronic mixing really shouldn't work, but does. I love everything about this song.
Thank you so much Katey for sharing your favourite love songs with us. Totally feeling the love now!
And now, here's your chance to win a signed copy of The Singalong Society for Singletons, Katey Lovell debut's novel. The perfect read for musical lovers!
The Giveaway is open to Europe and the winner will be contacted via email. They will have then 48 hours to claim their prize. Good luck!