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Player's Playlist: Grimsby Town - Adam Thompson

10 September 2018

Here's Adam Thompson's Player's Playlist interview where he discusses the reason behind his ten song choices from Saturday's game against Grimsby Town...

There's a real mix of genres in your playlist, is that what you usually find yourself listening to, a bit of a mix?

Yeah, I like all different types of music. I listen to every kind of genre apart from Opera I’d say, so my playlist reflects that I think.


Can you tell us a bit about your song choices?

My song choices are a mix of some of my family’s favourite songs and my girlfriend's, with a couple of mine as well. I asked them for their input because they come to watch me every game, so I thought I’d let them choose what they want to listen to this time.


What do you usually listen to before a game to get you psyched up?

I usually listen to quite calming music in the car on the way to the match, because I don’t want the adrenaline to kick in too early. I’m always going to be up for a game, so I don’t need music to help me, but Joe Murphy is the changing room DJ, and he plays some mixes that get the lads going.


What was the first CD you ever bought?

It was probably a Craig David album. I listened to him all the time as a kid in my Dad’s car and love his music, so it was probably one of his.


What's the best concert/gig you've been to, and why?

It would have to be either Justin Bieber or Drake. I love both of their songs, and they’re great performers.


Who/what are you listening to at the moment?

At the moment I’m listening to Drake's new album, and his older albums as well.


Singer or band, that you think the world should love as much as you do?

I think James Bay is very good. I know everybody knows one or two of his main songs, but not many people have listened to his whole albums, and I think they would love some of his less popular songs as well.


Your most hated music genre?



If you were in a band would you want to be the lead singer or play an instrument, and why?

Would be the guitarist probably. Don’t really like being the centre of attention, so I’d feature in the background.


The song that best describes your life?

I've been very lucky and blessed, so I would say The Verve - Lucky Man. I’ve got a healthy and supportive family, a great set of supportive friends and a great girlfriend. I’ve had some very testing times, but I think if you have that good support group round you, you’ll never go too far wrong. Without them, my life would be nowhere near as good as it is now, so I’m very lucky.


Whose will be the worst playlist?

I love Danny Mayor, and he’s a hell of a player, but those songs he chose the other week were a bit depressing to listen to. It was sort of rock, but slow rock! So yeah, I wasn’t sure about that!


Here's a reminder of Adam's playlist:

Track 1: God's Plan (Clean Version) - Drake

Track 2: Saturday Love – Cherrelle ft. Alexander O’Neal

Track 3: The Boss – James Brown

Track 4: Flowers – Sweet Female Attitude

Track 5: Can't Stop – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Track 6: Move On Up – Curtis Mayfield

Track 7: Numb/Encore (Clean Version) – Linkin Park ft. Jay-Z

Track 8: Fill Me In – Craig David

Track 9: Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now – McFadden & Whitehead

Walk-Out Track: Right Here, Right Now – Fatboy Slim

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