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The first playlist

The First Playlist

Published 07/06/2017
Last Updated 22/10/2020

Music inspiration for your first foray back to a world of high definition sound.
While we’re playing in an incredibly subjective space, there are some universal truths when it comes to music that resonates with all (well, most) of us. And with a new hearing aid helping you absorb the intricacy and depth of truly beautiful sound, now is a wonderful time to compile a list of knockout tracks to settle in and appreciate.

From the epic power ballad to the classical cascade, here are a few songs to kick start your audible adventure and reawaken your music appreciation.

Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen

When it comes to epic songs, we think Bohemian Rhapsody really is the pinnacle. Hurtling from power ballad, to opera to hard rock and back to power ballad, we’re stumped for where the inspiration for such a truly original and magnificent song come from.
This is surely one to sit down and strap yourself in while the 6-minute sensory explosion takes off around you.

Hello – Adele

It’s got a view count of well over 2 billion, so we feel safe in saying Adele’s Hello has pretty broad appeal. An exquisite showcase of the artist’s breathtaking talent, the song ushers us into a private world, creating a mesmerising, melancholy intimacy that lingers long after it finishes.
Definitely one you’ll enjoy.

Imagine – John Lennon

Taking a break from the anthems and back to the purity of deeply-moving lyrics, Imagine will have you savouring the ability to hear the absolute pearls Lennon sings about.
Simple and powerful, Lennon’s voice is a treasure and this song is utterly timeless.

The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I & II – J.S. Bach

Speaking of music that stands the test of time, The Well-Tempered Clavier is a two-book masterpiece Johann Sebastian Bach composed in 1722 and 1742.
Enormous in scale, it encompasses two sets of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys, and is sheer magic to the ears.
So many musicians have done it proud, however we’ve included a sample rendition by the late, great pianist Sviatoslav Richter.