If you had to go away for awhile and you could only take five of your favorite albums with you, which ones would you choose? Yes, we know it isn’t a fair question, but that hasn’t stopped us from asking music fans who happen to be recording artists in their own right. This edition of Desert Island Discs comes courtesy of singer/songwriter Terry Radigan, whose latest release, The Breakdown of a Breakup, is out February 14. Visit Terry’s site for samples of her music — after reading her Desert Island picks, of course.

I have a penchant for sad songs in minor keys, but if I were stranded I’d probably opt for my feelgood tunes. I have a “Good Morning T” mix that I play nearly every morning to start my day.

If I had to choose five tunes, they would be :

“Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive,” Peggy Lee

I could listen to this track all day long. Impossible to be bummed while listening to this tune & Ms. Lee is my true north.

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“Let A Little Lovin’ Come In,” George Jones

The possum & a baritone guitar solo – ’nuff said!

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“Feeling Good,” Nina Simone

Brilliant singer + BRILLIANT artist = perfection.

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“Lovely Day,” Bill Withers

This man can do no wrong — and this song makes everything lovely.

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“I Smile,” Kirk Franklin

This song makes me smile, every time. Hallelujah!

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Now that you’ve read Terry’s Desert Island picks, take a look at the IndieGoGo campaign video for her upcoming album, The Breakdown of a Breakup — and if you like what you hear, visit the campaign page to help make its release a reality:

The Breakdown Of A Breakup Indie GoGo from terry radigan on Vimeo.