Blondie, Spice Girls and Tears for Fears: the London-hailed soul singer is throwing it back with her dreamy nostalgia playlist.
There’s nothing like a heady dose of nostalgia to transport the mind and memory to another place and time. The crackle of a record, the bounce of an intro and the sudden trigger of a chorus all carries that contagious happy quality – and one artist celebrating all of her favourite old-school records today, is London-hailed singer JONES with her nostalgia playlist.
Artist Cherie Jones-Mattis has been making waves for a while now with her sultry neo-soul balladry, and her mesmerising recent drop “Camera Flash”.
And now, featuring Stevie Wonder, Spice Girls and Tears for Fears, listen to her nostalgia playlist below…
Stephen Moccio – “Fracture”
I adore this piece of music. I came across this recently but it gives me a sense of nostalgia as if remembering an old friend. It makes me feel like “ahh… and breathe.” I love putting this on to soothe my mind it does something magical to me.
Bob Marley & The Wailers – “Three Little Birds”
This takes me all the way back to being a little girl and my mum driving me around in her Ford Escort car in the summer, us singing along and laughing. Ultimate nostalgia.
Blondie – “Denis”
This one was always being played on my mum’s record player – I remember singing along as a kid and having absolutely no idea what the words were but loving it.
Tears for Fears – “Mad World”
Recently I have eerily heard this one echoing in my head, if I had to choose a soundtrack of the last 3 months it would be this one…
Spice Girls – “Wannabe”
I had to… I really had to! This song is like a time portal back to my origins of dreaming about being a singer, what little girl didn’t want to be one of them? My favourite was Geri Halliwell.
Stevie Wonder – “My Cherie Amour”
Another special piece of my history, Mr Stevie Wonder who I consider to be my surrogate uncle. I was named after this song and it was a repeated anthem in my house growing up.
Bobby Caldwell – “What You Won’t Do For Love”
I’m basically ‘rinsing’ my Mum’s old record collection here but here is another one from that train. Feels like being a child and not feeling like I would ever grow up, wondering what he was singing about (having had no heartbreak in my life thus far).
Tame Impala – “Lost In Yesterday”
Now this is a new song but I had it on repeat the moment I heard it, the bass line in this reminds me of something from Michael Jackson’s prime musical era. And also that title itself is pretty nostalgic.
CHIC – “I Want Your Love”
Throwing it right back – it wouldn’t be right to not dedicate part of this playlist to disco music. I still listen to this one today, good old Nile Rodgers (CHIC).
Anita Ward – “Ring My Bell”
Feels a great one to end on. It’s been the ‘getting ready to go out’ song of two Jones generations… thanks Mum!