Day 13: A song that is a guilty pleasure #30dsc

30 day challenge day 13: A song that is a guilty pleasure


This single came out in 1993 and reached #42 in the UK. The artist is Efua Baker (her first name is pronounced Ef-wah).

I feel like I’m in some kind of support group writing this.

“Hello, my name is Gareth and I own Efua—Somewhere on cassingle.”

I own this song on cassingle (remember those: cassette singles?). I own it not because I bought it but because our local record store—Borderline, I think it was called, in Galashiels—had a habit of giving away reasonably out-of-date singles for free when you bought a full-price album.

I picked up quite a few cassingles that way, including Efua—Down is the Drop and The Beautiful South—36D.

And, I have to say, I really like it. It’s definitely my guilty pleasure. A song so out of character for me.

I like it in part because it brings back happy memories of my final year at university; partly because it’s just fun and silly; and partly because I just really, really love her voice.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Former Scrum master at Safeguard Global, Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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