Playlist HIAO

The title Happiness Is An Option, chosen because Fi refused to let cancer spoil things for herself and those she cared about, is a song by the Pet Shop Boys. Originating from the 80’s and known for their very danceable pop anthems, they were a band entirely suited to Fi’s upbeat attitude. The title song is, however, more than a little pensive, advising that no one has to win or lose, all we can do is to opt for happiness rather than worry about the things we cannot change.

Every chapter was named after a song – songs that were special to Fi, songs relating to our friendship in the 80s and beyond, or songs that I chose for Fi. And when I hear any one of them, she’s back…

She’s Got A Way – Billy Joel
You’ve Got A Friend – The Housemartins
(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
Young Guns – Wham
Good Life – Inner City
Love Is All Around – Wet Wet Wet
Back For Good – Take That
What It Feels Like For A Girl – Madonna
Positivity – Suede
Kids – Robbie Williams & Kylie Minogue
I Never Felt Like This Before – Mica Paris
Change – The Sugababes
Walk On – U2
Angels – Robbie Williams
Amazing – George Michael
Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap
Starlight – The Supermen Lovers
My Beautiful Friend – The Charlatans
Give It Time – The Woodentops
Thank You – Duran Duran