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Diana Vickers interview – Music And Me


The girl who designs pretty clothes and occasionally sings answers MP!’s Q&A on her musical history:

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The first song I remember hearing is…
The Shadows’ album.
The first song I bought was…
‘Sweet Like Chocolate’ by Shanks and Big Foot.
I listen to my music mostly on…
iPod.
What music-moment first made you think “I want to be a pop star”
It was either when I discovered the Spice Girls or Tina Turner.
Have you ever illegally downloaded a song?
Probs back in the day but I feel awful when I think about illegal downloading!
What’s the most played song on your iTunes?
Umm I dunno maybe ‘Pickup Truck’ from KOL or Band Of Horses ‘No One’s Gonna Love You’.
How many songs do you have in iTunes?
Oh goodness. Hundreds and hundreds?
The most shameful?
Probably Paris Hilton ‘Stars Are Blind’. That somehow crept on there way back when!
If you could make 3 artists more known who would they be and why?
Judy Garland for her sensational albums (not just being known for ‘The Wizard of Oz’), The Golden Silvers and 2 Bears.
Can you play any musical instruments?
Yep trumpet – Grade 8.
Can you make a musical note using your body? Or shape?
Ye both for sure probs!

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What song do you wish you had written and why?
‘Fairytale Of New York’.
Last album you bought and regretted playing?
Pink Floyd, Dark Side Of The Moon re-mastered. I bought it by mistake instead of the original. Nowhere near as good as the original!
What do you listen to when you’re feeling sad?
Bon Iver or Beach House, or Judy Garland.
What’s your getting ready song?
Getting ready song is probably ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’ by Lionel Richie that ALWAYS makes me wanna dance and go out.
Last album you bought?
Aaaah ummm last album was Swan Lake The Ballet I think.
Best album ever?
Now That’s What I Call Music 23.
Favourite music video?
Duck Sauce – ‘Barbra Streisand’ and Cliff Richard – ‘Wired For Sound’.
What radio station do you listen to?
6 Music.
Is your iTunes collection organised?
Ummm I have playlists. But no not really an organised kinda gal.
Best artist you discovered on YouTube?
Azealia Banks
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