The VH Playlist

The VH Playlist

Ever since the global pandemic hit in, our lives have been 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 unfold in each and every day.  And so it was that I started to send out weekly bulletins instead of the monthly newsletters.  Primarily it was to update each of you of the enormous difficulties we were experiencing in product shortages and of course the massive problems with deliveries, which continue to be ongoing.

But more than that, I felt driven to share our collective thoughts on an emotional level, all the while remaining optimistic that there would be light at the end of a very long black tunnel.  We had to trust and we had to believe and sporadically I would include a song at the end of each Weekend Read, because music is tremendously healing and if we could experience that healing, even for a few moments of time, then we could come together as one in an attempt to overcome.  As such, I featured Bruce Springsteen's version of 'We Shall Overcome' twice.

Such was the response from so many of you, I then begun to include a song each and every week.  Some of these songs were chosen by me, some were chosen by you, but essentially I feel that together they tell a story of our journey through these unprecedented times.  They tell a story of the hurt, the trauma and pain, but they also tell a story of the determination and strength we find in each other.

So The VH Playlist.  The songs are listed in date order, with the most recent song at the top, which of course we will update with each passing week.  I wanted to put this Playlist together because at any given moment we can each refer to it and listen, once again, to the songs that we have sung together.  At times we laugh, at times we cry, at times so many of these songs express the vulnerability we are each feeling.  But above all else, we sing with one voice.  And that voice has become the very foundation of our campaign to uphold the core of our health and wellbeing.  As we seek our own truth in all that we are and all that we do.  Let us sing.  The songs.  

Gill x

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