‘I’ve denied it for years, but Taylor Swift really can write’: Ben Bailey Smith’s honest playlist

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The actor and standup – AKA Doc Brown – cracks out Bowie at parties and needs the Beatles played at his funeral. However what does he unleash at karaoke?

The first single I purchased
I used to get a pound pocket cash and purchase a Milkybar – the chunky one, not the flat one – a can of D&G ginger beer and a replica of the Beano. Then my older sister [novelist Zadie Smith] started spending hers at a report shop on Willesden Excessive Street in north London, the place you possibly can get seven-inch singles for 99p. I purchased She Makes My Day by Robert Palmer, but I don’t keep in mind why.

The music I inexplicably know each lyric to
My dad was obsessed with Bob Dylan so I’m very acquainted with pretty much all of his work from the 60s. I’ve discovered the lyrics by osmosis. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue was played at my dad’s funeral, so each time it pops up on my shuffle, it’s all the time a little bit of a second.

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