Reader Chloe has put together a perfect playlist for Chocolate Box Girl Summer… what do YOU think of her choices?
My first song for Summer is 'This Love' by Taylor Swift. The song itself is about a romance with a real person, but for me the song's lyrics perfectly express Summer's love for ballet. For example… 'this love is good, this love is bad, this love is alight back from the dead…' To me, this shows Summer's love for dance but also her fear of it as being something slightly bad and dangerous which has lead her into all kinds of pressure, stress and disordered eating. It's a love-hate relationship, but as in the song, the flame will be re-lit as Summer makes her recovery and rediscovers her love of dance. The song comes from Taylor Swift's '1989' album.
The next song I've chosen is 'Some You Win' by Nina Nesbitt. Although it is from an older viewpoint, it does reflect the romance between Summer and her first boyfriend Aaron. 'I don't need you to be my blanket, someone else can keep me warm, this is not the way I planned it, someone else might come along…' And of course, Aaron is not the right person for Summer at all; Alfie Anderson will be there in the future for her, although it takes her a while to see this. The song comes from Nina's album 'Peroxide'.
My final song for Summer comes from the musical Billy Elliot - the song is 'Electricity' and was written by the legendary Elton John. The whole song reflects the way I imagine Summer must feel when she dances: 'It's like that there's a music playing in my ear, and I'm listening, and I'm listening, and suddenly I disappear…' I think that these feelings show how much Summer loves and needs ballet, and how it helps her to express herself and let go of all her troubles. If you're keen on ballet, I recommend watching the musical DVD or the film itself… although you may need to get your parent/carer to agree as there are some language issues! It's a brilliant story though, and a great history lesson - I like to think it's a film Summer would go crazy for!
Aww, I am a big fan of the Billy Elliot DVD too, though I have never seen the musical… better put that right soon! Did you like reading Chloe's song choices for Summer? Would YOU add in anything extra? COMMENT BELOW to add your suggestions, or email me your playlists for a fave CC character!