Paul, 61 | Engineer

Buzzcocks – ‘Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve?)’ [1978]

“This was the song that me and my wife had our first dance to many moons ago! When we were locked down in our home we would play it and dance around the living room together, which was always a great joy after some of the hard days we endured. Getting to spend so much time with my wife was the biggest silver lining of this weird time, and this song has gifted us so many special memories over the years.”

Love

Imogen, 36 | Teacher

David Bowie – ‘Heroes’ [1977]

“This song felt very poignant to me at the height of the pandemic because it seemed to be on a lot of adverts and in the background of campaigns celebrating the efforts of frontline workers. Every time I heard it, I thought about how depressing it was that we were rightly referring to these incredible people as ‘heroes’ whilst the government was failing them by refusing to raise their pay or even look after their basic needs. Being a key worker, the absent-minded clapping our government tried to convince us to join in with made me feel so misunderstood, so I can’t imagine how it felt to those braving their lives every day.”

Corruption