Soundtrack Of My Life

Matthew Lewis Harry Potter’s Neville Long­bot­tom, of course

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THE FIRST SONG I RE­MEM­BER HEAR­ING BARRY WHITE

You’re The First, The Last, My Ev­ery­thing

“I re­mem­ber hear­ing it on the ra­dio in the liv­ing room and be­ing told it was my par­ents’ wed­ding song. It’s the in­tro that re­ally gets me – when it’s build­ing up and he comes in with that beau­ti­fully deep voice.”

THE FIRST SONG I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE BEA­TLES

All You Need Is Love “For the first few years of film­ing Harry Potter, we trav­elled around a lot by minibus and I played this on re­peat. It might not be as clever as some of Len­non’s other stuff, but when I was a kid it re­ally got to me.”

THE FIRST GIG I WENT TO OA­SIS

City Of Manch­ester Sta­dium

“It was amaz­ing. To be in their cul­tural home watch­ing them and be­ing sur­rounded by all the guys who were there in ’94, all dressed in parkas, sun­glasses and bucket hats, was just the coolest thing ever.”

THE SONG I WANT PLAYED AT MY FUNERAL GUNS N’ ROSES

Don’t Cry

“I’d quite like ev­ery­body to cry at my funeral and hope­fully play­ing a song that ex­plic­itly says don’t cry would make ev­ery­one a bit emo­tional if they weren’t al­ready.”

THE SONG THAT MAKES ME DANCE WHAM!

Free­dom

“Not Ge­orge Michael’s ver­sion from 1990, but the 1984 orig­i­nal by Wham! It re­minds me of sun­shine and in­stantly puts me in a good mood.”

THE SONG THAT CHANGED MY LIFE THE VERVE

The Drugs Don’t Work “They’re al­ways seen as an­gry work­ing-class blokes with gui­tars, but there’s so much emo­tion in this song. Every one of Richard Ashcroft’s lyrics is so pow­er­ful. Even from a young age I thought there was more to their mu­sic than just an­gry rock ’n’ roll.”

THE SONG I DO AT KARAOKE THE BEA­TLES

Twist And Shout “There’s a place called Ris­ing Star at Univer­sal Stu­dios in Florida, and I sang this with Jamie Phelps, who played Fred Weasley in Harry Potter. You get a full back­ing band and the whole bar sits and watches you. I hated every minute of it.”

THE SONG I CAN NO LONGER LIS­TEN TO KINGS OF LEON

Sex On Fire

“When it first came out I loved it, but it was so played to death that it be­came un­bear­able. Every bar you went into that song would be play­ing. I still think it’s a de­cent tune, but I can’t lis­ten to it any­more.”

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THE BEA­TLES

GUNS N’ ROSES

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