TOP TEN SONGS OF ALL- TIME

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THIS IS QUITE ARBITRARY AND TRUE FOR TODAY…

COUNTING DOWN FROM 20:

20. CLOUDBUSTING – KATE BUSH

19. STONE HEROES – PENETRATION

18. HALLELUJAH – JEFF BUCKLEY

17. CHEER UP LONDON – SLAVES

16. LISTENING WIND – TALKING HEADS

15.SIX UNDERGROUND – SNEAKER PIMPS

14. LOVERS OF TODAY – THE PRETENDERS

13. NOTHING COMPARES 2 U – SINEAD O’CONNOR

12. CRUSH IN EYE-LINER – REM

11.FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE – ROBERTA FLACK


ON ANOTHER DAY ANY OF THESE COULD BE IN THE TOP TEN

10. PROSERPINA – MARTHA WAINWRIGHT

JUST SO BEAUTIFUL AND EMOTIVE…

9. FINGERS OF LOVE – CROWDED HOUSE

THE THING THAT MAKES THE SONG IS THE SLIGHTLY DISCORDANT LEAD RIFF…

8. ISRAEL – SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES

FROM THE OPENING BASS LINE JUST MAKES THE HAIRS ON THE BACK OF MY NECK STAND- UP.

7. SONG FOR EUROPE – ROXY MUSIC

FROM THE BEST ROXY ALBUM, I’VE PROBABLY SUNG IT MORE TIMES THAN ANY OTHER SONG. JUST A MASTERFUL PIECE OF SONG WRITING.

6. SWEEP – BLUE FOUNDATION

JUST ONE OF THOSE GROUPS WHICH NEVER BREAK THE MAINSTREAM, BUT ARE INCREDIBLE

5. SOMETHING LIKE HAPPINESS – THE MACCABEES

I THOUGHT THIS ALBUM MARKS TO PROVE IT, WOULD CATAPULT THE MACCABEES INTO STADIUM FILLERS… BUT THEY DECIDED TO CALL IT QUITS… SHAME.

4. SURFACE TO AIR – CHEMICAL BROTHERS

THE SLOW BUILD AND PAY OFF ARE AS GOOD AS ANY CLASSICAL PIECE.

3. REACH OUT (I’LL BE THERE) – FOUR TOPS

JUST THE PERFECT POP SONG. LOVED IT SINCE 1966!

2. STATE OF INDEPENDENCE – MOOD SWINGS FEAT. CHRISSIE HYNDE

CHRISSIE SHOULD BE MADE THE QUEEN OF THE PLANET! BEAUTIFUL VOCAL.

1. JOHN, I’M ONLY DANCING – DAVID BOWIE

WHY IS THIS NO.1? WELL IT’S BOWIE AND HE IS GOD. BUT SERIOUSLY, THIS SONG WAS SO FLAGRANTLY OUT OF KILTER WITH THE PREVAILING HOMOPHOBIC ATTITUDES OF THE SEVENTIES. IT ACTUALLY STARTED TO CHANGE THE WORLD.

-1. SONG TO A SIREN – THIS MORTAL COIL

I FORGOT THIS! HAD TO INCLUDE IT… IT IS IN MY TOP FIVE NOT SURE WHERE.

ELIZABETH FRASER HAS THE MOST WONDERFUL VOICE IN POP MUSIC.

THANKS FOR CHECKING THIS OUT.

DALE

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