‘I can sing Wuthering Heights so perfectly, it makes people’s jaws drop’: Peaches’ honest playlist | Peaches

The first song I remember hearing
Joy to the World by Three Dog Night on the radio in the family car. It came out in 1971, so we would have been driving from our house to our little cottage north of Toronto. That song seemed to come on the radio every two minutes, and we’d all sing along.

The first single I bought
I like to tell people that it was Bad Girls by Donna Summer that I used to listen to in the car with my dad. But really it was Love Will Keep Us Together by Captain & Tennille. I bought it from Sam the Record Man, this record store with a big flashing neon sign – so far more embarrassing!

The song I do at karaoke
I can sing Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush so perfectly, it makes people’s jaws drop and go: “Wait! I don’t understand!”

The song I inexplicably know every lyric to
Probably every pop song between 1973 and 1985, so I’ll pick Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler. I love a good cheesy power ballad. They make me feel whole.

The best song to play at a party
No one ever says that they don’t like My Neck, My Back (Lick It) by Khia. It’s not too fast, not too slow, makes everybody feel sexy and warms everybody up.

The song I streamed the most
Tears from My Pussy by Christeene, because I performed it with her and had to learn the lyrics, so at the end of the year, it was the number one song I streamed.

The song I can no longer listen to
I’m really an oldie, soldie, doldie … But I can’t listen to American Pie by Don McLean. It’s so annoying, it goes on for ever, I hate it. Shut up.

The song I can’t help singing
Kill V Maim by Grimes because it’s so ridiculous. I love it.

The song I wish I’d written
I Touch Myself by the Divinyls is so good. I like its swagger and its laziness, but also its candour at the same time.

The song I want played at my funeral
Fuck the Pain Away by Peaches. It’s my song, everybody loves it, I love it, they’re gonna remember me fondly. Everybody’s happy.

The Teaches of Peaches Anniversary Tour will be visiting the UK from 10 to 16 June.

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