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Sunday, 16 December, 2018

Kanye, Kaleo or Julie Andrews: Lizzie Kelly has a song for every occasion

Kanye West: the perfect motivation ahead of a big race according to Lizzie Kelly
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Following on from weighing room colleagues David Bass and Tom Scudamore, Lizzie Kelly reveals the soundtrack to her life as a jockey

When I'm getting psyched for a race I listen to . . . Black Skinhead by Kanye West

It has a really good bassline. The best place to play it is in the car, where I can turn it up really loud. The louder you play it, the better it sounds and it's a really good song to get you pumped up. 

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When I'm celebrating a winner I listen to . . . Moment For Life by Nicki Minaj  

I always think that, when you've ridden a big winner, it would be lovely to be able to bottle that feeling. The lyrics are along the lines of "I want this moment for life" and it is just such an amazing, lovely feeling. You want to be able to replay it in your head and this song brings back the memories of those really big moments. 

When I'm annoyed about a loser I listen to . . . Oh Woman by London Grammar

I did think it would be hilarious to choose 'Memories' from Cats and, listening to the lyrics, it definitely works. But you might think I'm a bit strange if I pick that. The real answer is you want something soothing and I'm a massive fan of London Grammar. You don't want anything too depressing but not too over-exciting either. I just love the singer's voice and I'd just put the whole album on.

When I'm stuck in traffic I listen to . . . Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious by Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke

I always think that, if you're stuck in traffic, the best thing to do is to entertain yourself. So I listen to songs from musicals and sing along. I might start with 'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' from Mary Poppins, followed swiftly by 'Cell Block Tango,' which comes from Chicago. I love anything like that. They're great songs that you can sing along to and, before you know it, the traffic has gone and you're on your way. 

When I'm relaxing at home I listen to . . . Way Down We Go by Kaleo

Any of their music is great but that song is incredible. You can listen to it whatever mood you're in although I must say it does sound best with a nice glass of red wine in your hand. He has a really grainy, salt-of-the-earth voice and it's just a great song. 

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I always think that, when you've ridden a big winner, it would be lovely to be able to bottle that feeling

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