Monday, 22 February 2016

Favourite Songs, Part Two

Favourite Songs, Part Two

More of my personal aural comfort food. These are the songs from 3 to 4 minutes in length. There is no other organising principle.

List of Songs
1. Stand by Me by Ben E King
2. Public Image by Public Image Ltd
3. White Cortina by Nun Attax
4. Half Orphan by The Knocking Shop
5. Rambling' Man by Hank Williams
6. Gangsters by The Specials
7. Bone Machine by Pixies
8. Searching for Mr Right by Young Marble Giants
9. Another Girl, Another Planet by The Only Ones
10. Shipbuilding by Robert Wyatt
11. Don't Take Your Guns To Town by Johnny Cash
12. Die Moritat von Mackie Messer by Lotte Lenya
13. Trumpton Riots by Half Man Half Biscuit
14. Can't Hardly Wait by The Replacements
15. This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us by Sparks
16. Chelsea Hotel No 2 by Leonard Cohen
17. 6 Dead 19 Gone a Jail by Big Youth
18. The Container Drivers by The Fall
19. Electricity by Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band
20. La Vie En Rose by Edith Piaf
21. 28 by Stars of Heaven
22. Strange Fruit by Billie Holiday
23. Million Dollar Hero by The Radiators
24. Psychotic Reaction by Count Five
25. You're No Good by E.S.G.
26. Consolation Prize by Orange Juice
27. Sheela Na Gig by P. J. Harvey
28. St James Infirmary by Louis Armstrong and the Hot Five
29. Talk of the Town by The Pretenders
30. Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-o-Dee by Stick McGhee
31. Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall by The Ink Spots
32. Nice and Easy by Susan Cadogan
33. Dead End Street by The Kinks
34. Holiday in the Sun by Sex Pistols
35. The Old Main Drag by The Pogues
36. Town to Town by Microdisney
37. The Light Pours Out of Me by Magazine
38. Playground of the Rich by The Drays
39. She is Beyond Good and Evil by The Pop Group
40. Talk About the Passion by R.E.M.
41. Hard Luck Story No 39 by Television Personalities
42. Autoluminescent by Rowland S Howard
43. We Are The Clash by Sparks
44. When I Get to the Border by Richard & Linda Thompson
45. Ditch Digging by Tav Falco Panther Burns
46. No More Heros by Stranglers
47. It Hurts So Good by Millie Jackson
48. Brass Buttons by Gram Parsons
49. Mood Indigo by Frank Sinatra
50. Levi Stubbs Tears by Billy Bragg
51. (I'm) Stranded by The Saints
52. Time of the Season by The Zombies
53. Do You Realize? by The Flaming Lips
54. I Say a Little Prayer by Aretha Franklin
55. Sweet Gene Vincent by Ian Dury
56. Julie Ocean by The Undertones
57. (What's so Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding? by Nick Lowe
58. Desperadoes by The Langley Schools Music Project
59. Bedsitter by Soft Cell
60. I Hate You by Monks
61. Revelations of Heartbeat by The Blades
62. Whole Wide World by Wreckless Eric
63. King Harvest (Must Surely Come) by The Band
64. Echo Beach by Martha & The Muffins
65. Transmission by Joy Division
66. Hurt by Johnny Cash
67. Working Classes by Vic Godard
68. Mardi Gras in New Orleans by Professor Longhair and the Shuffling Hungarians
69. Come As You Are by Nirvana
70. Grey Day by Madness
71. From a Silver Phial by Gene Clark
72. Longreach by Broken City People
73. It's Kinda Funny by Josef K
74. Cruel Then by Saturday  Captains
75. The Harder they Come by Jimmy Cliff
76. Sand by Lee Halewood & Nancy Sinatra
77. Got You Under my Skin by Frank Sinatra
78. Pressure Drop by The Maytals
79. Taxman by Junior Parker
80. Let's Get Lost by Chet Baker
81. Corvair by Jim White
82. Newtown by The Slits
83. Zyclon B Zombie by Throbbing Gristle
84. She's a Nurse by The Raw Herbs
85. I am the Cosmos by Chris Bell
86. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue by Them
87. I'm Not Your Typical Boy by Television Personalities
88. Painbirds by Sparklehorse
89. Across 110th Street by Bob by  Womack
90. Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes
91. In a Station by Karen Dalton
92. Uptown Top Ranking by Althia & Donna
93. Gigantic by Pixies
94. Time by Tom Waits
95. Plain Gold Ring by Nina Simone
96. Dark End of the Street by The Flying Burrito Brothers
97. A Girl Like You by Edwin Collins
98. Strange by Wire
99. Black River Swamp by Link Wray
100. (You Make Me Feel) Like a Natural Woman by Carole King
101. Hey Ya! by Outkast
102. Kitty Ricketts by The Radiators


  1. Love the inclusion of Hey Ya! Are the songs in any particular order? I see the Pixies are in there twice...two great songs from a great album but I suspect an unwritten rule has been broken...

    1. They are in order of duration, from short to long. Rules are made to be broken!

    2. There are two songs from Ghostown as well.

  2. So are you going to whittle these down to your top ten, as suggested in post #1? I can't believe you have Desperadoes from the Langley Schools on there. Now I'm going to have that thing in my head all day.

    1. Apologies on the Desperadoes front, Scott! Love that album though, intermittently. The problem with getting to a Top Ten is I only ever seem to be able to whittle it up. But really, I will try. I've still got the songs over 4 minutes in length to list. Maybe a Top Ten of the songs I've omitted...

    2. I actually love that album too - in small doses. I would love for you to hear a thematic CD compilation a friend put together that features Desperadoes as the closing track. I'll look for the - or a - Top Ten of some sort, should one be forthcoming!