Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Favourite Songs, Part Four

Favourite Songs, Part Four

This is the final part of my long, long shortlist of 'Favourite Songs'. This part includes the songs from five minutes onwards and includes a few each by Dylan, Bush and Morrison. To be long and remain essential takes an extra something.


1. Love Action by Human League
2. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) by Sly and the Family Stone
3. Pusherman by Curtis Mayfield
4. Piss Factory by Patti Smith
5. Who Knows Where the Time Goes by Fairport Convention
6. Junco Partner by James Booker
7. Cloudbursting by Kate Bush
8. Rat Trap by Boomtown Rats
9. Brimful of Asha by Cornershop
10. Safe From Harm by Massive Attack
11. Step On by Happy Mondays
12. Love Sick by Bob Dylan
13. Flame Into Being by Momus
14. Temptation by New Order
15. Pull Out the Pin by Kate Bush
16. Hospital by The Modern Lovers
17. How to be Invisible by Kate Bush
18. Inner City Blues (Make me Wanna Holler) by Marvin Gaye
19. Pale Blue Eyes by Velvet Underground
20. Rock Bottom Riser by Smog
21. I Am Damo Suzuki by The Fall
22. Heaven by The Knocking Shop
23. Mercy by Wire
24. You're No Good by Ken Boothe
25. Walter Tevis by The Nectarine No.9
26. Anxiety Montage (1952-1955) by Carl Stalling
27. Like a Rolling Stone by Bob Dylan
28. The Old Gold Shoe by Lambchop
29. I Can't Tell the Bottom From the Top by Kevin Rowland
30. Saint Dominics Preview by Van Morrison
31. Tokyo Storm Warning by Elvis Costello & The Attractions
32. I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man by Prince
33. Tom Traubert's Blues (Four Sheets to the Wind in Copenhagen) by Tom Waits
34. How Soon is Now? by The Smiths
35. Pinky Reggae Party by Bob Marley & The Wailers
36. Cyprus Avenue by Van Morrison
37. Tupelo by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
38. The Robots by Kraftwerk
39. Cortez the Killer by Neil Young
40. Never Give Up In Babylon by Pancho Alphonso
41. What Went Wrong by Grant McLennan
42. Move On Up by Curtis Mayfield
43. Freddie Freeloader by Miles Davis
44. Desolation Row by Bob Dylan
45. Papa Was a Rolling Stone by The Temptations

46. This is What She's Like by Dexy's Midnight Runners


  1. Seamus, I can't wait to sit down and listen to all four parts especially the stuff I don't know as the material I do know on this list is great. Cheers, Ciaran

    1. Hope you enjoy them Ciaran. I made a bunch of cds from the playlist which were in the car for a good while. They seemed to work for most people most of the time. Which is as good as can be hoped for. Everyone has their personal blind spots. (Or should that be deaf spots?)

  2. Just realised that Thank You Falletinme Be Mice Elf Again didn't copy over and so there is five minutes of silence. Not that silence isn't also a favourite sound... I'll fix it when I get the time...