Desert Island Disc blog

Elena Croft

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About a week ago a very sweet friend of mine sent me a little message that contained a recording of my late grandfather on Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs! It was such a wonderful thing to hear and I have even started reading some of his favourite poems because of it. It has been a lovely insight, as I miss him terribly.

This latest find made me think about my own Desert Island Discs, so I thought I would blog about them!

You can listen to my grandfather below; his choices are ultimately superior to mine:

My choices:

1. Solsbury Hill – Peter Gabriel

2. Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac

3. Here Comes the Sun – James Taylor

The above 3 songs are just snippets of what I grew up listening to. If I could, I would throw a lot more in there.
(It was very hard not to add a Phil Collins song).

4. Whisper of a Thrill – Thomas Newman

This song is, in my opinion, part of one of the most beautiful film scores. Thomas Newman is an astounding composer.

5. Spellsong – Nick Croft

This is a song written by my Dad, who is coincidentally a songwriter. It’s absolutely beautiful and if I could only be deserted with one song, it would be this.

6. Autumn Leaves – Nat King Cole

Beautifully delivered and one of the most simplistic, yet emotive, songs I know of.

7. Rock Me Baby – BB King

This song makes me happy the moment I hear it. I love BB King, especially when drunk.

8. I Can Love You Like That – John Michael Montgomery

I absolutely, categorically, LOVE country music. Especially the cheesy kind and THIS is the cheesiest.

9. Ignition – R Kelly

I have never been to a party where this song hasn’t blown up the room. End of.


Book: One Hundred Years Of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

Luxury Item: Photo Album


If anyone else would like to blog about his or her Desert Island Discs, then please feel free!