Soundtrack Of My Life – Peter Serafinowicz

Actor, comedian, director and literally the voice of Darth Maul on the songs that shaped his life.

The first song I remember hearing
Rod Stewart -‘Sailing’
“It just made me feel very emotional, sort of very wistful and sad. When I was a little kid, this song was on all the time. It was just on the radio for years. It was a popular song in the ’70s when I was little but now I can’t even remember the last 
time I heard it.”

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The first song I fell in love with
Herbie Hancock – ‘Rockit’
“I remember seeing the video for it on Tiswas and we recorded it on our VHS video recorder. We used to record lots and lots of things then – it was like our own analogue YouTube. The video was kind of all these weird robotic mannequins and Herbie Hancock was barely in it.”

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The first album I bought
Adam and the Ants – ‘Kings Of The Wild Frontier’
“I didn’t go to a shop to buy it – I bought it off 
a friend who sold it 
to me for £1. I was a bit disappointed because side two was a bit scuffed, but I didn’t have any statutory rights in 
this transaction. I had 
no legal recourse.”

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The song I can no longer listen to
Frank Ocean  – ‘Super Rich Kids’
“It was a combination of loving the song too much and playing it too much but I also had some weird virus that knocked me out for months around the time the song came out. A side effect of this thing was that I couldn’t get songs out of my head. I had ‘Super Rich Kids’ in my head every night for weeks on end.”

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The song I do at karaoke
Paul McCartney 
& Wings – ‘Bluebird’
“I would probably do a Paul McCartney song. About three years ago, 6Music did this Christmas gig at the Union Chapel with Paul Weller. They had little comedy bits in between and I did my Paul McCartney impression. I think people were disappointed because, given the line-up, it was quite plausible that Paul McCartney would be there. I felt like I’d ruined people’s Christmas.”

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The song that makes ME want to dance
Psy – ‘Gangnam Style’
“I still listen to this quite 
a bit. But I don’t go 
to any dancefloors – not even in my teens and early twenties.”

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The song I want played at 
my funeral
Louis Armstrong – ‘What A Wonderful World’
“I want everyone to be very sad when I’ve died.”

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Best song I’ve directed a music 
video for
Hot Chip – ‘Don’t Deny Your Heart’
“I did ‘I Feel Better’ and ‘Night And Day’ too, 
but I think there’s something very special and very beautiful about ‘Don’t Deny Your Heart’.”

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