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    • #9795
      Tim
      Keymaster

      I wrote an article ages ago about the best diabetic music:

      https://www.shootuporputup.co.uk/2009/04/the-ultimate-diabetic-mix-tap/

      Any other top diabetes-suitable songs you can think of?

    • #10185
      Annette A
      Participant

      How about ‘Sugar, sugar’ by The Archies?(I think)

    • #10188
      Hairy Gnome
      Participant

      “Sweets For My Sweet”, but I can’t remember who recorded it…. doh!

    • #10193
      Tim
      Keymaster

      @annette – it was indeed The Archies. What a great track (by “great” I mean, of course, awful)
      @teloz – it was originally by The Drifters.

    • #10199
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      ‘Honey honey’, Abba. Our favourites!

    • #10205
      Cecile
      Participant

      Continuing in that sweetly sentimental and ABBAtic vein, how about Honeyloo?

    • #10246
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Brown Sugar by the Rolling Stones?

      … What? Not actually about sugar? Don’t be absurd!

    • #10249
      Tim
      Keymaster

      @mike – it’s a good song, so you still get points

    • #10251
      Cecile
      Participant

      Thus far, things are tilted towards hyperglycaemia. Let’s get some balance with the traditional “Sweet and low” and “Swing low, sweet chariot” (or rev it up with Dizzy Gillespie’s take on that, “Swing low, sweet Cadillac”…that is, if you’re not wirelessly connected like @annette, and your attitudinal Kittish Lac won’t budge before you fuel up)

    • #10253
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Down Down Deeper ‘n’ Down – Status Quo?

      Oh no hang on, I’ve just spotted your ‘points for good song’ ruling… So that’s me stuffed.

    • #10255
      Annette A
      Participant

      ‘I Want Candy’ by Bow Wow Wow? Or maybe ‘Pour Some Sugar on Me’ by Def Leppard, or ‘Feeling Low’ by James Moody?

    • #10256
      Tim
      Keymaster

      @mike – the Quo rock! :-)
      @annette – he he he! We need to create a Spotify play list with all these good suggestions

    • #10257
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Look this is no good. I’m getting no work done at all.

      Hey Ya by Outkast? – “Gimme some sugar… I am your neighbour!”

    • #10258
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Actually he seems to be having quite a severe hypo, what with all that ‘shaking like a polaroid picture’

    • #10290
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      How can I not have thought of this… anything by ‘The Low Anthem’

    • #10455
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      http://open.spotify.com/user/sneve44/playlist/6cd3quXhawiNFV2iY1HgYF

      I use my time in strange ways… Go collaborate!

    • #10465
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      I should clarify what on earth the link is… Someone, a while back in this post, suggested that we shoud have a Spotify Playlist. We now have one. The link should open a spotify playlist, which if you already have spotify, will open up in your spotify playlists list. If you don’t have spotify, I doubt that very much will happen. As it’s a clever collaborative playlist, you should be able to add songs to it if you so wish, and everyone will get them. Magic really.

      So far, on the playlist, we have (all checked by my good self for quality – I didn’t just pick them for the names…):

      Honey honey – Abba
      High Low and In Between – Mark Wills, from his exceptional ‘Country Linedancing’ album
      Hypo Full of Love (The 12 Step plan) – Alabama 3
      Sweetness – Yes
      Santa Claus gave me Diabetes – Stuckey and Murray, from the album ‘Destination: Rock Bottom’. It’s not quite a cheery song, this guy needs Shoot Up.

      More as you wish!

    • #10476
      Tim
      Keymaster

      Coo! I have spotify – I’ll have a go when I’ve finished dedicating every evening of my life to painting the house. It may be some time.

    • #10488
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      SWEET LIKE CHOCOLATE by shanks and bigfoot
      :D

    • #10669
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Late to the party –

      ‘Bad Medicine’ by those Bon Jovi chaps.

      The ironic joy to be derived from this track is unquantifiable. Such gems as

      “I ain’t got a fever, got a permanent disease”
      “Gonna take more than a shot to get this poison out of me”
      “I don’t need a needle to be giving me a thrill”

      and of course:

      “There ain’t no doctor that can cure my disease”

    • #10671
      Tim
      Keymaster

      @clara – ha ha! Nice one – I never knew Bon Jovi were so diabetes-aware!

    • #10819
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Well I think maybe a little more focus on where we SHOULD be, rather than these extremes of highs and lows…:

      The Inbetween is the Everything – Grand Island

      Seems to fit the bill?

      And on the hyper side again, apologies for the foreign language, but the title is pretty good, I think?

      Toxic Blod – Kaizer’s Orchestra

      Yes, Blod means blood… I was tempted by ‘Medicine and psychiatry’ by them, but I’m not sure I want to start associating diabetaids with mental health issues too! Fliprons ‘The Man Who Was Eaten by a Pie’ has a certain, erm, metaphorical(?!) appropriateness… (As in: If we eat too much pie, it will, literally, eat away at us!)

      I may return with more at some point, any excuse to raid the CD rack!

    • #10875
      Cecile
      Participant

      Maybe “Weird Al” Yankovic should redo
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cBcSok7K5Y>this one and replace “love” with “hate” and “insulin” with “sweet blow all”.

    • #10969
      Cecile
      Participant

      Maybe “Weird Al” Yankovic should redo
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cBcSok7K5Y>this one and replace “love” with “hate” and “insulin” with “sweet blow all”.

    • #10877
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Hi all – I think the lateness of my reply, may result in my choice tracks getting listed on “volume 2”.

      Anyways, to start off – anything from BLOOD SUGAR, sex, magic by the RHCPs. I used to wonder if I was the only person who noticed the link to blood sugar in the title of this album. :D

      “Low” by Cracker

      and my personal favourite – “Girlfriend in a coma” by The Smiths.

    • #10971
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Hi all – I think the lateness of my reply, may result in my choice tracks getting listed on “volume 2”.

      Anyways, to start off – anything from BLOOD SUGAR, sex, magic by the RHCPs. I used to wonder if I was the only person who noticed the link to blood sugar in the title of this album. :D

      “Low” by Cracker

      and my personal favourite – “Girlfriend in a coma” by The Smiths.

    • #12848
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      I just found this gem. It’s not until about half-way through it’s diabetes related, and then it is a stark warning for us all!

      http://youtu.be/8v5EcJIA5YY

      I just hope this ‘Danielle’ isn’t a diabetes hater! :P

    • #12849
      Tim
      Keymaster

      Blimey! Some of those lines almost rhyme… ;-)

    • #12856
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down” from Mary Poppins.

    • #12857
      Dave
      Participant

      Sweet Like Chocolate – Shanks and Big Foot
      Choclate Salty Balls – Chef from South Park
      Down Down – Status Quo
      And one for the hypo assisters: Higher and Higher – Otis Redding
      And lastly, for the bad days: I Want To Break Free – Queen

    • #12886
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      i’m surprised no-one has mentioned “Too High” by Stevie Wonder or “Cold Sweat” by James Brown.

      For a jazzier take on blood glucose, how about Wayne Shorter’s “It’s a long way down”, Eric Dolphy’s “Out to lunch” or Jan Akkerman’s “You can’t keep a bad man up”, or anything by Blood, Sweat and Tears.

      Regarding the amount of clutter to which our lives are subject, two tracks from the Miles Davis album “Miles in the Sky” seem appropriate; “Stuff” and “Paraphernalia”.

      And just as a warning to the non-pancreatically challenged, an old jazz standard, written by Johnny Burke and Jimmy van Heusen and featured on dozens of jazz albums, how about “It could happen to you” (try the version on the “Dial ‘S’ for Sonny” by Sonny Clark).

    • #12935
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      With recent events Kaiser Chiefs need to rename their song. I Predict A Diet. Or even I Inject A Unit

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