The xx’s Romy Madley Croft – My Music

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My first record…
Run DMC vs Jason Nevins – It’s Like That
“I remember watching it with Oliver (Sim, fellow xx member) on Top Of The Pops and thinking it was the best thing in the world.”

A tearjerker for me…
Fleetwood Mac – Dreams
“I love Stevie Nicks’s lyrics, they really cut to the quick.”

I wish I’d made…
CocoRosie – La Maison De Mon Reve
“I think they made it just to distribute to friends. I love the way it isn’t too polished or too pristine.”

My Guilty Pleasure…

Maiah Carey – Fantasy
“I’m actually a bit of a Mariah Carey fan: ‘Fantasy’, ‘Heartbreaker’, ‘Dream Lover’, ‘Be My Baby’, all that.”

At my own funeral…
The Kills – Gipsy Death And You
“It’s from the start of their career, when all their stuff was more about heavy, distorted guitar.

To make me dance…

Fuzzy Logic featuring Egypt – In The Morning
“I wouldn’t say I was the most confident dancer in the world. But I’ll always get up there and do it.”

My karaoke song…
Sign Your Name – Terence Trent D’Arby
“It’s quite Prince, isn’t it? I’m never sure whether he was in Mili Vanilli or not.”