‘The whole Vengaboys back catalogue is sick’: Katy B’s honest playlist

Tearin’ Up My Heart by ’NSync. My mum and I used to go to Peckham Woolworths every Saturday. She never used to let me buy singles, she’d always say: “Wait for the album,” but she let me buy this one because it was in the bargain bin. That’s when my love affair with Justin Timberlake started.

Last Night a DJ Saved My Life [by Indeep]. As soon as it starts, the beat is pure funk. Also you can make someone else do the rap, so it’s functional when it comes to getting people up who don’t really want to do karaoke.

DJ Pied Piper and the Masters of Ceremonies’ Do You Really Like It? I had that on tape and I made up a dance routine to it. When it comes on I’m like [starts rapping] “Hardcore, you know the score … ” I just played it to death.

Like Glue by Sean Paul. The music video is my idea of a sick house party. In terms of when to play it during the night, I’d say it’s best when things are winding down. It’s still got energy to it but it’s not “ompf, ompf, ompf”.

R U Sleeping by Indo. I think it would be a funny song to play at my funeral. I can have an open casket and everyone can sing “You better wake up” to me.

I was a massive Vengaboys fan when I was younger. At primary school We Like to Party! (The Vengabus) was kicking off at every party and disco. I actually put it on earlier and it made me so happy. Their whole back catalogue is sick, but I have to pick that one as my favourite.

Someone asked me the other day who I would listen to if I could only listen to one artist for the rest of my life, and the first person to come to mind was Erykah Badu. My favourite is Didn’t Cha Know. It’s a nice, warming, comforting song.

I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor. It’s kind of seen as a silly song but when it comes on I actually get quite emotional. I start welling up. It’s such a victorious song. It can relate to any situation where you’ve come out the other side. The strings in it are amazing, her voice is amazing, I’m even getting goosebumps now just talking about it.

Katy B’s Peace and Offerings EP is out now.

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