The VH Playlist

The VH Playlist

September 2022: When the global pandemic hit in, our lives were turned inside out and upside down and it was extraordinarily apparent that we needed to stay as close as we possibly could.  None of us knew the extent of the difficulties that were to follow, and so I began sending out weekly bulletins instead of the monthly newsletters, with various updates on the many prevailing circumstances of that time.

As music is such a great healer, it seemed appropriate to share our vulnerability as we walked into the unknown holding hands, seeking comfort and support from the words of the songs chosen to help uphold the very core of our health and wellbeing.

The songs told our story of the hurt, trauma and pain that so many of us felt, and indeed are still feeling today. They tell of our collective journey, as we continue to experience and witness great adversity in our lives.

Over the past few months, I have added more songs whenever I felt it appropriate, but with Bruce Springsteen's version of 'We Shall Overcome' featured twice, let that be our overriding anthem to illustrate the love and strength we find in each other.  We have also added a link to Spotify for all who wish to download the VH Playlist in its entirety. 

Gill x

 To listen on Spotify click here.

1st October 2022 Waterloo Sunset + Days by Ray Davies
24th September 2022 Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac
17th September 2022 I Believe by Andrea Bocelli and Katherine Jenkins
3rd September 2022 God Only Knows by The Beach Boys 
27th August 2022 A Hole In The Bucket by Harry Belafonte & Odetta
20th August 2022 You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman by Carol King 
6th August 2022 Class of 99: Wear Sunscreen
30th July 2022 Reach Out And Touch by Heather Headley
23rd July 2022 The Joshua Tree by U2
16th July 2022 Hey Jude by The Beatles
9th July 2022 Eleanor Rigby by Paul McCartney
2nd July 2022 Golden Slumbers: Live At The Royal Albert Hall 1997 by Paul McCartney
25th June 2022 Stairway To Heaven Led Zeppelin by Heart
11th June 2022 If Not For You by George Harrison
21st May 2022 Dancing In The Dark by Bruce Springsteen
30th April 2022 I Am What I Am by Gloria Gaynor
23rd April 2022 I’m Still Standing by Elton John
16th April 2022 Take It Easy by The Eagles
2nd April 2022 April Come She Will by Simon & Garfunkel
19th March 2022 The Prayer by Andrea Bocelli and Céline Dion
5th February 2022 My Way by Frank Sinatra 
29th January 2022 Let It Be by The Beatles
22nd January 2022 Human Touch by Bruce Springsteen
15th January 2022 Perfect Day by Lou Reed
8th January 2022 Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen
18th December 2021 The Show Must Go On by Queen
11th December 2021 Bed Of Roses by Bon Jovi
4th December 2021 Jar Of Hearts by Christina Perri
27th November 2021 Ave Maria by Sumi Jo
20th November 2021 Heart of Gold by Neil Young
13th November 2021 Brothers In Arms by Dire Straits
6th November 2021 November Rain by Guns n’ Roses
30th October 2021 Reason To Believe by Rod Stewart
23rd October 2021 I Dreamed A Dream by Ruthie Henshall (Les Miserables 10th Anniversary Concert – Royal Albert Hall); 
16th October 2021 The Sound of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel
9th October 2021 Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds by The Beatles
2nd October 2021 October by U2
25th September 2021 Blowin’ In The Wind by Bob Dylan
18th September 2021 Wiegenlied by Jessye Norman
11th September 2021 Fields of Gold by Eva Cassidy
4th September 2021 Only Yesterday by Carpenters
28th August 2021 Stop Crying Your Heart Out by Oasis
21st August 2021 You’ve Got A Friend by James Taylor
14th August 2021 Why Worry by Mark Knopfler
7th August 2021 Tougher Than The Rest by Bruce Springsteen
31st July 2021 Something Inside So Strong by Labi Siffre
24th July 2021 No Regrets by Edith Piaf
24th July 2021 Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien by Edith Piaf
17th July 2021 Ain’t Got No, I Got Life by Nina Simone
10th July 2021 As Tears Go By by The Rolling Stones
3rd July 2021 With A Little Help From My Friends by Joe Cocker
3rd July 2021 Menopause Rhapsody
26th June 2021 These Are The Days Of My Life by Queen
19th June 2021 The Story by Sara Ramirez
12thJune 2021 One by U2
5th June 2021 Everybody Hurts by R.E.M
29th May 2021 I’ll Stand By You by Chrissie Hynde
22nd May 2021 Somewhere Only We Know by Keane
15th May 2021 lo Ti Penso Amore by David Garrett featuring Nicole Scherzinger 
8th May 2021 Always Remember Us This Way by Lady Gaga
1st May 2021 Fall On Me by Andrea Bocelli, Matteo Bocelli
24th April 2021 True Colors by Cyndi Lauper 
17th April 2021 Angel by Sarah McLachlan and Josh Groban
10th April 2021 The Prayer by Andrea Bocelli and Céline Dion
3rd April 2021 Moon River by Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck
27th March 2021 Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
20th March 2021 God Only Knows – BBC Music
13th March 2021 Somewhere by Barbra Streisand
6th March 2021 Don’t Give Up by Peter Gabriel featuring Kate Bush
27th February 2021 You Raise Me Up by Josh Groban
20th February 2021 Bridge Over Troubled Water from The Concert In Central Park
13th February 2021 One Day More from The 10th Anniversary Concert of Les Misérables
6th February 2021 If I Should Fall Behind by Bruce Springsteen
30th January 2021 Land Of Hope And Dreams by Bruce Springsteen
23rd January 2021 Dancing In The Dark by Bruce Springsteen 
16th January 2021 Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
2nd January 2021 We Shall Overcome by Bruce Springsteen
24th October 2020 Letters To You by Bruce Springsteen
16th May 2020 We Shall Overcome by Bruce Springsteen
11th April 2020 Lean On Me by Bill Withers