Chilean miners – the playlist

To celebrate the amazing, lump in the throat miners' rescue in Chile, I'm sure I could come up with some insightful supply chain piece today about the copper market or managing complex projects in emergency situation.  (My emotion may have been amplified because my maternal Grandfather worked as a miner, underground, for 51 years in the Durham coal field.  From the age of 14 to 65.  He was promoted to be a foreman, but still underground.  And he had some scary stories, including losing his best friend in a rock-fall).

Back to Chile...my wife suffers from claustrophobia, so we were talking about the horror - for her- of coming up in that capsule (let alone the being stuck underground bit).  I said, I would be fine if I could have my iPod with some good music to distract me for the 20 minutes or so.

So that led into thinking of a light-hearted soundtrack for the playlist for the emerging miners or perhaps the inevitable film that will be made!  And this is what we came up with;

Going underground             The Jam

I want to break free            Queen

Freedom                             George Michael

Super massive black hole   Muse

The only way is up             Yazz

Anything by Tight Fit.  Or Hole.  Or the Red Hot Chile  (sic) Peppers....

There are, I'm sure , many more...

Voices (4)

  1. Guy:

    Bat out of Hell – Meatloaf (that would get you half way there)

    Free Me – Roger Daltrey from The McVicar OST

    We Gotta Get out of this Place – The Animals

    River Deep Mountain High – Or should that be Mountain Deep, Capsule High?

  2. David Smith:

    Up Where we Belong – Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
    Breathe – Pink Floyd
    Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
    Don’t Give Up – Peter Gabriel
    Heroes – David Bowie

  3. Jane Smith:

    …anything by Squeeze of course…

  4. David Smith:

    Down Down – Quo
    The Only Way is Up – Yazoo
    Escape – Rupert Holmes
    Escape- Muse
    Getting Out – Danial Merriweather
    Out of the darkness and into the sun – Kelly Clarkson

    etc etc

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