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#TheLifeSoundtrack: 2009

A collection of stories behind the songs that form the soundtrack of my life. Each song presented here hit #1 on my personal top 10 weekly music charts, which I have documented every Sunday since January 7, 1990.

2000s

2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

2010s

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Playlist: Essential 2009

Lily Allen, ‘The Fear’

This pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for seven weeks between January 25 to March 14, 2009