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Forget the songs you love, it's radio dross that's the real soundtrack of your life

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Lauren Laverne’s interview with Louis Theroux on Desert Island Discs is still making me smile, days after Friday’s broadcast. After a highly respectable selection including Marvin Gaye, the Smiths and Bob Dylan, Theroux went on to introduce, in typical throat-clearing fashion, a song that reminded him of his early romance with his now-wife Nancy Strang, whom he met at a BBC Christmas party in 2002.

This song had come on at a nightclub they had gone to on their third or fourth date, explained Theroux, and seeing Strang dance to it was “a kind of catalysing moment”. “I just thought, ‘Wow’,” he said, apparently entirely deadpan. “ The way she moved, I don’t know – she just seemed to transcend and go into a different dimension of physical movement.”

By this point, of course, I was itching to find out what romantic song it was. What beautiful melody could possibly have cast........

© The Guardian