Soundtrack Of My Life: Jamie Laing

Made In Chelsea star and confectionery entrepreneur Jamie Laing on the tunes that have followed him through his life.

The first song I fell in love with

Spice Girls – ‘2 Become 1’

“I really fancied Geri Halliwell… I fell in love with her boobies. Do you remember that Brit Awards dress? I liked ‘Wannabe’ as well – the video where Sporty Spice did a cartwheel across a table.”

The song I can no longer listen to

Kylie Minogue – ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’

“F**k that song, that’s the worst. I remember being 12 or 13 when it came out, doing exams and going to a new school. You relate songs to a s**t period and I didn’t like that time.”

The song that made me want to be a rock star

Oasis – ‘Little By Little’

“I went to T In The Park when I was 11, or maybe even 10, and someone gave me a marijuana lollipop – what a vibe. Oasis were playing. It was epic. I’ve seen Oasis live, that’s f***ing cool, right? They did ‘Little By Little’ and ‘Wonderwall’ and everyone went nuts. I was tiny. It was epic.”

First album I ever bought

Spice Girls – ‘Spice’

“They were epic, enormous. I think every boy fancied them. I got it from WHSmith on tape. I played it in my bedroom or on the tape player in the kitchen. Tapes! I used to make mixtapes for people – it was so cool to do that – but they always had the s***tiest songs, like ‘True Colors’ by Cyndi Lauper, Blue and Savage Garden. What the hell was going on there?”

The song I can’t get out of my head

Justin Bieber – ‘Love Yourself’

“I love Bieber. He’s my boy. I feel like we’d be pals. He smashes it. His new album is actually quite good. I get revved up by mellow songs more. I sing it in the shower. Also, I have f***ing savage tinnitus, so to cut it out I have to listen to music. Can I hear it now? Yep, there it is.”

The song that makes me want to dance

R Kelly – ‘Ignition (Remix)’

“That’s a good one. It’s the ‘toot toot’ bit. The first time I listened to it I was coming back from a cricket match and I was like, ‘What is this?!’ I never really idolised R Kelly, although I liked his music. ‘Trapped In The Closet’ was a weird one – that

was f***ing odd. He’s a weird bloke.”

The song I wish I’d written

Oasis – ‘Wonderwall’

“‘Wonderwall’, 100 per cent. It’s as British and epic and cool as it gets.

It’s just a f***ing great song. They couldn’t give a f*** – it was Oasis. I’m more Noel than Liam. They partied hard.”

The song I want played at my funeral

Hanson – ‘MMMBop’

“Imagine that in church. You’ve got to rock it. I don’t really remember them but

I like the song loads.”