Ronnie’s soundtracks

Ronnie shared this on his facebook …

Following the broadcasting of American Hustle Ronnie was interviewed about the soundtracks of his life 

Curious? Here they are …

Snooker legend Ronnie O’Sullivan: the soundtrack of my life

 Leonie Cooper  5:33 pm – Feb 2, 2017

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Ronnie O’Sullivan is a icon. A snooker legend. One of the greatest players of all time. And now he’s got himself a television show too – HISTORY’s American Hustle, which sees him exploring the Stateside story of pool. But what tunes are buzzing around in that beautiful brain? We found out. Read on for the Soundtrack Of My Life, Ronnie-style.

The first song I can remember hearing

Michael Jackson

‘Billie Jean’

“I must have been five or six years old. I became a huge Michael Jackson fan, he’s got so many great songs, but Billie Jean stuck out for me. I thought, ‘Wow, he’s a cool dude.’ He was a handsome, beautiful young man and so talented. He gave so much joy to people. He was a selfless man, because through his success he became quite isolated. It came at a price.”

The first song I fell in love with

Tracy Chapman

‘Fast Car’

“It’s a bit of a driving song and I love driving. I was in my first decent car and I was 17, 18 and I remember this song coming on and I thought ‘this is a buzz!’ I always have the CD in my car.”

The song I listen to with my son

Train

‘Drops Of Jupiter’

“It’s one of my favourite songs – they were on Sunday Brunch with us last month. I listen to it in the car with my 9 year old son – he loves it too and we play it five or six times on the trot.”

The song I wish I’d written

Ian Brown

‘F.E.A.R’

“My friend got me into him – I’d never heard of him before. We were in the car, driving to the UK Championships and he said ‘listen to this song’. Every sentence starts with F-E-A-R. I thought ‘this geezer is a lyrical genius’. He’s really thought about that one – or maybe he hasn’t, maybe it’s instinctive!”

The first gig I went to

Oasis

Knebworth, 1996

There were so many people there and everyone looked like Noel Gallagher! I went with my friend Stuart – he was a good lad. We went there and had a laugh.”

The song I do at karaoke

“I did it once at a club when I’d had a few drinks. I said to myself, ‘You will never, ever do that again’. It was embarrassing. I actually can’t remember what I sang, but I’m not a very good singer anyway because whenever I sing people say ‘you’re a terrible singer’. So that’s why I don’t sing. Once I tried playing guitar but for me it was like learning another language – I thought, ‘I ain’t got time for this!’ It didn’t really float my boat.”

The musician that reminds me of home

Rod Stewart

“He’s lives not far from where I live in Essex and when I was younger I remember my dad being into Rod Stewart and also Deacon Blue and people like that. My mum and dad were quite into their music; Tina Turner, Simply Red, Phil Collins. They were quite funky my mum and dad, they were always out – social animals!”

The song I want played at my funeral

Eminem

‘Lose Yourself’

“Sometimes you have to get so lost in something that you go into autopilot and start doing amazing things, but you have to be in the zone to do it. That’s what that song really means to me – if people can get to that space in their life where they experience that, then they’ve had a good life.”