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Guardian Music have just launched Six Songs of Me, a unique celebration of the songs that have shaped peoples’ lives.

The service asks each user to answer six simple questions about the songs that have shaped their lives, namely:

1. What was the first song you bought?
2. What song always gets you dancing?
3. What song takes you back to your youth?
4. What is the best song you’ve ever heard live?
5. What song would you have played at your funeral?
6. What about your encore? your wildcard? one.more.song…

In conjunction with Six Songs of Me we’ve got 1 x Numark PT01-UBS portable turntable to give away.

PLUS @NeilProperMag picked his own 6 answers to the questions above, and you’ll get those thrown in on vinyl to accompany your turntable.

Want to win?

Just go over and create your own playlist here then come back and leave a link to your selections in the comments below.

That’s it. We’ll pick a random winner. You’ve got until a week on Friday, the end of the month… yep, that’s the 31st August.

There’s also a chance to win one of 5 x iPads over at the Guardian Six Songs of Me site. All you have to do is head over and create your own playlist, and drop the URL into the box over at this competition page to be in with a chance of winning.

Here are Neil’s answers.

1. What was the first song you ever bought?

The Tide is High by Blondie

2. What song always gets you dancing?

Shake Your Rump by the Beastie Boys

3. What song takes you back to your youth?

White Lines by Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five

4. What is the best song you’ve ever heard live?

Raspberry Beret by Prince

5. What song would you have played at your funeral?

Who knows where the time goes by Fairport Convention

6. What about your encore? your wildcard? one.more.song…

She Sells Sanctuary by The Cult


I had pizza for tea.

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  2. 1. First – Neighbourhood – Space
    2. Dance – Step On – Happy Mondays
    3. Youth – Live of Riley – Lightning Seeds
    4. Live – Day we Caught the Train – Ocean Colour Scene
    5. Funeral – Live Forever – Oasis
    6. Wildcard – Liberty of Norton Folgate – Madness

  3. margaret summers

    1…Nature boy nat king cole
    2…In the mood glen millar
    3..max steiner Theme from a summer place
    4…Ella Fitzgerald Every time we say goodbye
    5.. Bridge over troubled water Simon and garfunkle
    6 Ruby Tuesday Rolling Stones

  4. Gary Guite

    http://sixsongsof.me/Playlist/SixSongs/gary.guite,20934,20858

    01 First Song. The Goodies – The Funky Gibbon
    02 Dancing. Lenny Williams – When I’m Dancing
    03 Takes You Back. Freeez – I.O.U.
    04 Love Song. Stephanie Mills – Never Knew Love Like This Before
    05 Funeral. The Staple Singers – The Weight
    06.Encore. MFSB – Love Is The Message

  5. Paul FromStockport

    First song – Goodbye to Jane by Slade
    Gets me dancing – Waterfall by The Stone Roses
    Back to my Youth – Judy Teen – Cockney Rebel
    Best Live – Fake Plastic trees by Radiohead
    Funeral song – There is a light by The Smiths
    Wildcard – Anarchy in the Uk by the Sex Pistols

  6. 1. What was the first song you bought?
    Turtle Power by Partners In Kryme

    2. What song always gets you dancing?
    Every Little Step by Bobby Brown

    3. What song takes you back to your youth?
    Magic Dance by David Bowie

    4. What is the best song you’ve ever heard live?
    I Wanna Be Adored by the Stone Roses, Heaton Park June 2012

    5. What song would you have played at your funeral?
    Regret by New Order

    6. What about your encore? your wildcard? one.more.song…
    Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) by Frank Wilson

    (Link isn’t working, I’ll post it again shortly)

  7. Ian Wells

    1. First – Kung Fu Fighting – Carl Douglas
    2. Dance – Love Hangover – Diana Ross
    3. Yoof – Jam On It – Newcleus
    4. Live – Occasional Rain – Terry Callier
    5. Funeral – What Goes On – Velvet Underground
    6. Wildcard – Make Me Yours – Phyllis Dillon

  8. Straight Line 2

    First song I bought was Banana Splits by The Dickies.

    A song that always gets me dancing is Twenty Five Miles by Edwin Starr

    A song that takes me back to my youth is Pass The Dutchie by Musical Youth.

    The best song I’ve heard live is I Hate People by Anti Nowhere league

    At my funeral I would like Voodoo Ray by A Guy Called Gerald to be played

    The Encore song – Faithful man – Lee Fields

  9. 1. First song :Uptown Top Ranking by Althea & Donna
    2. Gets you dancing : I Want Your Love by Chic
    3. Takes you back : Too Much Too Young by The Specials
    4. Perfect love song : For The Love Of You – Part 1 & 2
    by The Isley Brothers
    5. Funeral song : One Day I’ll Fly Away by Randy Crawford
    6. The encore : Street Life by The Crusaders

  10. Lee rampling

    First record dexys come on eileen
    Gets me dancing your the one for me – d train
    Takes me to my youth – I.O.U freeez
    Best song live L.S.F kasabian
    Funeral song – black and white town doves
    Encore – love is a wonderful color the icicle works

  11. 1 Parklife – Blur
    2 This Old Heart of Mine – The Isley Bros (great intro)
    3 Girl from Mars – Ash (just shaded The Day we Caught the Train)
    4 The Drugs don’t Work – The Verve (V98 Temple Newsam)
    5 This is the One
    6 Midnight Train to Georgia – Gladys Knight and the Pips

  12. Harry McNally

    1.First record was Run for Home by Lindisfarne.
    2.Gets my dancing is You never said a word by Yvonne Baker.
    3Takes me to my youth is First picture of you by The Lotus Eaters.
    4.Best song live is Light and day/reach for the sun by The Polyphonic Spree.
    5. Funeral song is Ghost of rock school by Belle and Sebastian.
    6. Encore is Different drum by Mike Nesbith .

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