A British newspaper compiles your season's playlist! Is it good? Come see!
The British know how to do many things well. Like how to leave Europe! And…… how to make beans! But do they know how to compile a nice soundtrack for a day of getting it?
The Daily Telegraph, a London newspaper, just released The Best Songs for Skiing and Snowboarding, writing:
Skiing and snowboarding provides the perfect opportunity to appreciate the calm, cool and quiet of nature and be at one with the mountains. But it’s also bloomin’ invigorating and one of the best times to harness the power of song and belt out a tune at the top of your lungs while carving the bejesus out of a piste.
So what songs made the cut? Let’s look!
Keeping the ultimate pop star alive in our memories (and eardrums) is a duty we are happy to take to the slopes. What could be a better homage than warbling out this 1986 corker of a track, immortalised by Julia Roberts singing it in the bathtub in Pretty Woman? Hey, if it’s good enough to impress Richard Gear, it’s good enough for us.
The Who: Baba O’Riely
A synth intro that’s a perfect soundtrack for glistening snow, then when it kicks in it’s all about goosebump-inducing, fist-pumping, piste-burning energy.
Various: Let it Snow
Hopefully one to be sung joyfully among falling flakes rather than as a desperate plea.
High School Musical: Breaking Free
“We’re soaring, flying…” Yes, we are. And this guilty pleasure is a joy to sing at the top of your lungs on a wide, open piste.
Glee cast: Don’t Stop Believin’
However much of a music snob you are, you can’t pretend that this unbearably catchy rendition doesn’t get your board a’tappin’. It has the added bonus of being a duet – just let those harmonies soar as you and a buddy swoop down the piste in tandem.
Luther Vandross: Never Too Much
You just don’t wanna stop – but you should, that gravel ain’t good for boards. Whether shaking your hips to this will help your technique is unclear, but that’s not an issue right now.
Should the British stick to leaving Europe and making beans or will you update your playlist in line with these suggestions?
Read the rest (including Marvin Gaye and Sheer Taft) here!