Reeling in the Years is a cultural phenomenon – one which few aside from the Irish really recognize. Attempt to clarify the idea to somebody who has by no means seen or heard of the present and as a rule, your enthusiasm is met with clean, glassy-eyed stares. Their loss, am I proper?
Heavy-handed on the nostalgia, the collection might be greatest described as a visible (and audio) time capsule. Gathering collectively the entire most memorable moments from any given 12 months, every episode provides us the excuse we have to settle in for the night and talk about all of the highs and lows that life in Eire entails. From Teresa Mannion’s iconic climate report alongside the Salthill Promenade to the second Rihanna was reprimanded for her outfit alternative by a neighborhood farmer up in Bangor, Co Down, the collection is Irish TV at its greatest. The gold commonplace if you’ll (which… I’ll).
And with a music like Steely Dan’s Reelin’ In The Years as its theme tune, it’s clear that music was at all times going to play a central position within the present. As followers of the programme will know, every episode is centred round a selected 12 months, with all the things within the episode courting again to that interval in time, together with the music. A mixture of basic hits that many people forgot ever existed, one pay attention and subsequent factor we all know, we’re down a Spotify rabbit gap – frantically trying to find each music so as to add to our private playlists.
Songs equivalent to T Swift’s We Are By no means Ever Getting Again Collectively, Set Fireplace to the Rain by Adele and From Eden by the uber-talented Hozier.
Saving us all the effort of constructing a listing and checking it twice to make sure no music has been missed, RTÉ has compiled an “final combine” for every episode of the brand new collection – releasing them weekly in keeping with the present. Granted, a number of different Reeling within the Years playlists exist, but it surely’s very useful to have all the things categorised completely by 12 months.
Explaining how the soundtrack for every episode is determined up, RTÉ mentioned, “when creating every episode of Reeling In The Years, producer John O’Regan compiles his personal distinctive soundtrack for the 12 months within the highlight, comprised of songs from that 12 months, a few of which then make it into the episode of the present itself.”
Thus far, solely 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 have been lined however there’s lots extra the place that got here from, and the opposite playlists will be a part of them on the RTÉ Reeling account quickly. The playlists that can assist you improve your property listening habits, one music/12 months at a time.