Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Favourite Songs, Part One

Favourite Songs, Part One
This is simply a selection of my favourite songs, arranged from the shortest to the longest. This first part covers the songs from nought to three minutes in length.

What song needs to be any longer?

List of songs below.

List of Songs

1. You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory by Johnny Thunders
2. Outdoor Miner by Wire
3. Born a Loser by Don Ray
4. Rave On by Buddy Holly & The Crickets
5. The Letter by Box Tops
6. Don't Be Cruel by Elvis Presley
7. Summertime Blues by Eddie Cochran
8. Smokescreen by The Desperate Bicycles
9. Blitzkrieg Bop  by  Ramones
10. Candy Lips by Johnnie Ray
11. Crash Pad chick by The Golden Horde
12. We're a Happy Family by Ramones
13. Stroke it Noel by Big Star
14. So You Want to be a Rock 'n' Roll Star? by The Byrds
15. No More Auction Block by Paul Robeson
16. Underground Medecin by The Fall
17. Ein Stuhl in Der Holle by Einstürzende Neubauten
18. Tainted Love by Gloria Jones
19. The Natchez Burnin' by Howlin' Wolf
20. Human Fly by The Cramps
21. The River Bends by Ivor Cutler
22. Gary Gilmore's Eyes by The Adverts
23. Terms of Psychic Warfare by Husker Dü
24. Katie Cruel by Karen Dalton
25. Give it Up or Turnit a Loose by James Brown
26. Identity by X-Ray Spex
27. When the Revolution Comes by The Last Poets
28. I Put a Spell on You by Screaming' Jay Hawkins
29. Rumble by Link Wray
30. Get Out of My Life Woman by Lee Dorsey
31. Son of a Preacher Man by Dusty Springfield
32. Who Do You Love? by Bo Diddley
33. This is Hip by John Lee Hooker
34. Take The Skinheads Bowling by Camper Van Beethoven
35. John the Revelator by Son House
36. Touch Me I'm Sick by Mudhoney
37. Shake by Otis Redding
38. Everything Crash by The Ethiopians
39. Ghost Rider by Suicide
40. Promises by The Buzzcocks
41. Eileen by Dr Feelgood
42. Suspect Device by Stiff Little Fingers
43. Tee Nah Nah by Harry Van Walls
44. Pushing Too Hard by The Seeds
45. She's Like Heroin To Me by The Gun Club
46. Irish Blood, English Heart by Morrissey
47. Jolene by Dolly Parton
48. Hangover by Serious Drinking
49. Jimmy Jimmy by The Undertones
50. Blank Generation by Richard Hell & The Voidoids
51. Mess Around by Ray Charles
52. Black Starliner Must Come by Culture
53. Junk Shop Clothes by The Auteurs
54. Tom Cat by Muddy Waters
55. Girl Singing in the Wreckage by Black Box Recorder
56. Alligator Man by Alex Chilton
57. Last train to Clarksville by The Monkees
58. Mod Lang by Big Star
59. The Glee Club by Five Go Down To The Sea
60. Humor Me by Pere Ubu
61. I Ain't Got No Home In This World anymore by Woody Guthrie
62. Dirty Water by The Standells
63. Over the Rainbow by Judy Garland
64. Lo and Behold! by Bob Dylan and The Band
65.  The Loved Ones by Elvis Costello and The Attractions
66. Gwendolyn by Female Hercules
67. Come On In My Kitchen by Robert Johnson
68. Got My Mojo Working by Muddy waters
69. God Only Knows by The Beach Boys
70. Nightime by Big Star
71. Tired of Being Alone by Al Green
72. The Tracks of My Tears by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
73. Chinese Rocks by Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers
74. Hong Kong Garden by Siouxsie & The Banshees
75. Green Onions by Booker T & The MG's
76. Skinhead Moonstomp by Symarip
77. John Hardy by The Carter Family
78. Terminal Stupid by The Snivelling Shits
79. Never Understand by The Jesus & Mary Chain
80. Crazy by Gnarls Barkely
81. Another Nail in My heart by Squeeze
82. Ambition by Vic Godard
83. Double Negative by Vic Godard
84. Tramp by Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
85. Only Losers Take the Bus by The Fatima Mansions


  1. Some belters in there, Seamus. I'm very happy to see Siouxsie, Dusty and The Adverts in your list (Gary Gilmore's Eyes takes me right back.)

    1. Well, there are not too many from the more recent past... I may be stuck in nostalgia mode.

  2. Seamus, great list, thanks very much for posting, love the ska picks in particular. A quick trawl through Itunes and I came up with:
    1, Another Girl, Another Planet - Only Ones
    2. Promised Land - Johnny Allan
    3. Tame - Pixies
    4. Another Green World - Brian Eno
    5. Vincent O'Brien - M Ward
    6. New Rose - Damned
    7. Nothin' - Townes Van Zandt
    8. Hayday - Replacements
    9. Easy Snappin' - Theo Beckford
    10. Be My Baby - Ronettes
    11. Chicago - Tom Waits
    12. Sunny Side of the Street - Pogues
    13. I'm on Fire - Bruce Springsteen
    14. Till the end of the day - Kinks
    15. If it were left up to me - Sly and the Family Stone
    16. Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
    17. Mardi Gras in New Orleans - Professor Longhair
    18. Pressure Drop - Toots & the Maytals
    19. Sure Nuff and Yes I do - Captain Beefheart
    20. As long as I have you - Garnet Mimms
    21. Good times bad times - Led Zeppelin
    22, Place to be - Nick Drake
    23. Over the Hill - John Martyn
    24. Be my wife - David Bowie
    25. Not yet 3 - Jonathan Richman


    1. Well, Another Girl; Pressure Drop and Mardi Gras are certainly in mine. Love those Shuffling Hungarians! In fact, where is Tipitina?
      Some others are not there due to sins of omission, or close relatives are there.
      This list came out of an attempt to list my top ten songs which turned into a 294 song playlist which grows every time I look at it. And then there are all the songs that aren't on here because I only have them on vinyl.

  3. And I see Female Hercules are supporting Flamin' Groovies in Whelans in April. One for the diary.