Every week, we invite music lovers to share the songs that have soundtracked their lives. This week, we speak to Charlotte Ryan, who starts as the host of RNZ's Music 101 this Saturday at midday.

1. Iko Iko – Cyndi Lauper

True Colours was my first ever tape and I loved Iko Iko, which is a cover. It's a traditional South American song but I was addicted to Cyndi's version. I was six years old and did a jazz dance to it because I did jazz dancing. That tape is so iconic and such a brilliant album. I loved her.

2. Paint it Black – Rolling Stones

3. Shoop – Salt N Pepa


4. Best Girl – Miss June

5. Ruler of My Heart – Irma Thomas

6. Bam Bam – Sister Nancy

7. Tusk – Fleetwood Mac