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 special Friday edition of Desert Island Discs list comes courtesy of singer/songwriter Neon Hitch, currently promoting her debut Warner Bros. single, “Get Over U.” Take it away, Neon!

The Beatles, Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
I’m a HUGE Beatles fan. The Beatles are timeless  — and they were way ahead of their time. I always hear something new in their songs every time I listen. It’s so intricate and I love how surreal the melodies and lyrics are. This album is my favorite, because it’s their most out-of-the-box sounding record.

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Miike Snow, Miike Snow
Their live shows are like an ecstasy trip without the comedown. I can listen through this whole album without flicking through any tracks, which is rare.

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Madonna, Confessions on a Dance Floor
Madonna is the epitome of what it means to be a pop star. Who doesn’t like Madonna? I love the production and transitions of every song on this album.

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Sia, Some People Have Real Problems
Sia has the most magical and enticing voice I’ve ever heard. It was such an honor to work with her. I could have a good cry to this album.

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Michael Jackson, Bad
Michael Jackson was the performer of our time — he defined a generation. There will never be anyone like him again. This album is full of perfect hit songs — very inspiring as a songwriter.

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Written by Sia and produced by Benny Blanco, Neon Hitch’s “Get Over U” is a summery, synth-buttressed pop gem that should be soothing broken hearts — and providing a hooky soundtrack for dreams of warmer climes — all winter long. Listen to it here, and visit Neon Hitch at Facebook or on Twitter.

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