Valentine's playlist




On Valentine’s day, the Roundhouse team reminisce on their teen music crushes.

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Avril Lavigne, Complicated – Sam Hewing, Visitor Services Supervisor

The first mainstream pop punk skater girl, inspiring girls everywhere to wear ties with t-shirts and not give a damn. What’s not to love about her.

Tainted Love, Marilyn Manson – Faye Daniels, Marketing Manager Brand and Impact

This really is embarrassing but I had a pretty serious teenage crush on Marilyn Manson. Tainted Love is probably the video I remember most, although looking back the gangster-goth aesthetic is v cringe.

Peter Murphy (Bauhaus), Bela Lugosis Dead – Michelle Yee Chong, Visitor Services Assistant

I’m not expecting many people to know this one, Peter Murphy from Bauhaus.

I was studying at London College of Fashion, and a student used Bauhaus – Bela Lugosis Dead – for his final catwalk show…

Synyster Gates (Avenged Sevenfold), Bat Country – Hayley Osborn, Operations Administrator & PA

Mine was Bat Country-era Synyster Gates from Avenged Sevenfold. His solo in this video was (apart from K cider, ugh) my favourite thing when I was 16…and my best friend fancied their lead singer, good times!

David Bowie, Soul Love – Iris Wilkes, Visitor Services Supervisor

My crush was (and still is!) David Bowie singing ‘Soul Love’. Androgynous, glamorous and as the lyrics say, “love is careless in its choosing”.