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The best 5 songs that describe our British Adventure

June is a great month for us, summer is getting closer, holidays back home are getting closer and we mark our anniversary of this British Adventure. So this time we’ve thought we will share with you the best 5 songs that have helped us cope with the challenges of immigrating and settling in UK. Those songs that had a positive effect on all of us. Here we go:

#1 Impossible, James Arthur’s version

Ok, we know now this is a love song of a break-up story BUT on our first year, 2013, right before coming it became quite popular in Spain and for us hearing the word IMPOSSIBLE meant that we were turning the tide against all the challenges of leaving our home and adventuring ourselves to a new country. For us, it seemed “impossible” but we made it!

#2 Do you hear the people sing? from Les Miserables

You can see, we are quite dramatic in this family, LOL, but in a time when we were facing my husband’s unemployment in UK due to sorting out his residence status, THIS was the right song for us. Was England playing the role of “France” and we were raising against the injustice? Maybe, we felt like fighters anyway, and at the end, we overcame that rock as well.

#3 Don’t worry from Madcon feat Ray Dalton

Aha! we like to party (party-parents) of course, we don’t go wild anymore! haha but we heard this song on our first Summer holidays in Barcelona, and yep…we definitely felt like we didn’t need to worry about a thing! Beach, sun cream, family, friends…and “party” all day 😀 The pleasures of coming back home.

#4 Hace calor from Estilo Libre (It’s getting hot!)

No worries, nothing dodgy in the video! just another Summer hit we heard in Barcelona. This song though, we like to sing it here in Manchester every time it gets really cold, hailing, snowing or raining… we turn on the car and listen to this song! The irony of it helps us go through the bad weather and have a laugh about it. See, reverse psychology 😉

#5 Wrecking ball from Miley Cyrus

No need to show you Miley half-naked so this video will just work fine. Why do we like this song? Well, you can laugh about it, but I gave birth with this song! haha, seriosly, I was feeling like a “wrecking ball” about to “wreck” so in the hardest time Miley was there LOL

In my family, J and I are music lovers, while Sam doesn’t bother that much, unless for Les Miserables (he can be hours listening to the Soundtrack) but I think and feel that music has the power to bring you back to a place, to a memory, to somebody. It helps you ease the toughest challenges, it can uplift you when you’re feeling down or make you have a great time. These are not the only ones that have marked this adventure but just a few. I know we’re still building our own “soundtrack” so who knows which ones will come in the future…

What about you? What are those songs that had an impact on your life?




  1. Friday June 3rd, 2016 / 01:37 PM

    Oh I love Impossible. What a great song. I don’t really listen to music very often now though unless it’s on in the background somewhere.

    • elituesbay
      Friday June 3rd, 2016 / 02:49 PM

      I know.. It seems it gets hard as we grow older :S xx

  2. Friday June 3rd, 2016 / 02:12 PM

    Some great choices. The song that has impacted me the most is the song from our first dance at our wedding, whenever I hear it, it takes me back to the day where it all began X

    • elituesbay
      Friday June 3rd, 2016 / 07:49 PM

      aw that is so lovely! we do have a special song too that takes us back to that DAY 🙂 Thanks for your comment Laura! xx

  3. Friday June 3rd, 2016 / 04:13 PM

    Muy buenas canciones, menos la de estilo libre que no me mola nada. Como dices la música tiene ese poder, yo hago algunos VDLN especiales para recordar momentos y situaciones de vez en cuando.
    Un saludo

    • elituesbay
      Friday June 3rd, 2016 / 05:56 PM

      Sin duda alguna! Esta genial poder recordar momentos por medio de la música 🙂 gracias por comentar!

    • elituesbay
      Friday June 3rd, 2016 / 05:56 PM

      Thanks! Especially the memories they bring to us 🙂 xx.

  4. Dean of Little Steps
    Friday June 3rd, 2016 / 09:02 PM

    Laughed out loud at the “No need to see Miley half-naked … ” I so agree with you. Fab songs, btw 🙂

    • elituesbay
      Friday June 3rd, 2016 / 10:34 PM

      Haha I know, right? Thanks! Xx

  5. Friday June 3rd, 2016 / 10:02 PM

    me encanta hijita!! y si q es verdad…la musica te transporta!!!!…puedes revivir buenisimos momentos!!!

    • elituesbay
      Friday June 3rd, 2016 / 10:34 PM

      Gracias mami!

  6. Saturday June 4th, 2016 / 11:42 AM

    Me quedo con el tema de Los Miserables! Peliculón!

    • elituesbay
      Saturday June 4th, 2016 / 12:07 PM

      jaja, si, es cierto, es muy buena! la verdad es que nos gusta esa y todas las de la pelicula.
      Gracias por pasarte por aqui 🙂

  7. Saturday June 4th, 2016 / 07:46 PM

    Good choices and I wonder how Val Jean would feel about meeting Miley lol. It must have been tough settling but I hope that it has become easier for you!

    • elituesbay
      Saturday June 4th, 2016 / 10:07 PM

      Thank you Ana. Indeed we had our ups and downs, everything has become easier now for sure 🙂 but yeah, it would be quite shocking for Van Jean..haha

  8. Saturday June 4th, 2016 / 09:47 PM

    Aww lovely choices, I love how music can bring back memories and inspire us!

    • elituesbay
      Saturday June 4th, 2016 / 10:07 PM

      So true Emilee 🙂 xx

  9. Saturday June 4th, 2016 / 10:47 PM

    What an awesome choice of songs! I LOVE that you gave birth to Wrecking Ball. I have to give this a go 🙂

    • elituesbay
      Saturday June 4th, 2016 / 11:22 PM

      Haha thank you Harriet! Yep, that’s a good one 😉 xx

  10. Sunday June 5th, 2016 / 08:05 PM

    Buenas canciones! Tampoco comulgo mucho con Estilo libre, pero es el poder de la música, que está siempre atada y entrelazada con recuerdos, momentos y personas 😉
    Y eso es lo bueno de los #VDLN, que escuchas músicas distintas, canciones con las que no te pararía de otro modo, y descubres sonidos nuevos y grupos distintos 😉
    Bienvenidos a los #VDLN 😉

    • elituesbay
      Monday June 6th, 2016 / 12:16 PM

      Gracias jose! Así es, todo un placer 🙂

  11. Monday June 6th, 2016 / 06:01 AM

    Some great songs here – you are so right they can really take you back in time to a memory or situation!! I gave a lot if favourites from my teenage years!! Xx

    • elituesbay
      Monday June 6th, 2016 / 12:17 PM

      Me too! Xx

  12. Tuesday June 7th, 2016 / 10:02 PM

    Fab variety of songs! I adore music and it truly can transport you to another place and time xx

    • elituesbay
      Wednesday June 8th, 2016 / 10:00 PM

      So true Hannah.. Thank you for stopping by 🙂 xx

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