“I can sing Wuthering Heights so perfectly it makes people slack-jawed”: Peaches’ honest playlist | Peaches

The first song I remember hearing
Three Dog Night’s Joy to the World on the radio in the family car. It came out in 1971, so we should have driven from our house to our little cabin north of Toronto. This song seemed to play on the radio every two minutes, and we were all singing together.

The first single I bought
I like to tell people that it was Donna Summer’s Bad Girls that I was listening to in the car with my dad. But in reality, it was Captain & Tennille’s Love Will Keep Us Together. I bought it from Sam the Record Man, that record store with a big flashing neon sign – so much more embarrassing!

The song I do at karaoke
I can sing Kate Bush’s Wuthering Heights so well that people are left speechless: “Wait! I do not understand!”

The song I inexplicably know all the lyrics to
Probably all pop songs between 1973 and 1985, so I’ll choose Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart. I like a good nerdy power ballad. They make me feel whole.

The best song to play at a party
No one ever said they didn’t like Khia’s My Neck, My Back (Lick It). It’s neither too fast nor too slow, makes everyone sexy and warms everyone up.

The song I streamed the most
Tears from My Pussy by Christeene, because I played it with her and had to learn the lyrics, so by the end of the year it was the number one song I listened to.

The song I can’t listen to anymore
I’m really an oldie, a soldie, a doldie… But I can’t listen to Don McLean’s American Pie. It’s so boring, it lasts forever, I hate it. Shut up.

The song I can’t help but sing
Kill V Maim de Grimes because it’s so ridiculous. I love it.

The song I wish I had written
I touch myself by the Divinyls is so Well. I like his swagger and his laziness, but also his candor at the same time.

The song I want to play at my funeral
Fuck the Pain Away by Peaches. It’s my song, everyone loves it, I love it, they will remember me fondly. Everybody is happy.

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