Friday 26 February 2016

Favourite Songs, Part Three

Favourite Songs, Part Three

The songs are getting longer but the idea remains the same. These are the songs I dumped into a playlist as I thought about my favourite songs. Arranged in order of each songs duration it's basically four and a half hours of eclectic sonic genius. To me it is anyway.


1. Don't Think Twice, It's Alright by Elvis Presley
2. White Man in the Hammersmith Palais by The Clash
3. The Only Living Boy in New York by Simon and Garfunkel
4. Atlantic City by Bruce Springsteen
5. Show Me Around by Luggage
6. Metaphor by Sparks
7. Revolution Blues by Neil Young
8. Hallelujah by John Cale
9. Road Runner by The Modern Lovers
10. Police and Thieves by Junior Murvin
11. Leave the Capitol by The Fall
12. Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft by The Wedding Present
13. Wide Open Road by The Triffids
14. King Ink by The Birthday Party
15. God by John Lennon
16. Ne Me Quitte Pas by Jacques Brel
17. Cities by Talking Heads
18. Strawberry Fields Forever by The Beatles
19. Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops by Cocteau Twins
20. Baby Lemonade by Syd Barrett
21. Heart of Glass by Blondie
22. Street Spirit by Radiohead
23. Eid Ma Clack Shaw by Bill Callahan
24. Making Plans for Nigel by XTC
25. Caroline Says II by Lou Reed
26. Starman by David Bowie
27. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free by Nina Simone
28. T. V. Eye by The Stooges
29. On Raglan Road by Luke Kelly
30. Shore Leave by Tom Waits
31. High Cost of Living by Threat
32. Hope There's Someone by Antony & The Johnsons
33. Satta Dub by Augustus Pablo
34. Apology Accepted by The Go-Betweens
35. Anthrax by Gang of Four
36. Cruel by Prefab Sprout
37. Superstition by Stevie Wonder
38. Ohio River Boat Song by Palace Music
39. Straight Outta Compton by N. W. A
40. Rescue by Echo & the Bunnymen
41. Dry Your Eyes by The Streets
42. Desperadoes Waiting for a Train by Guy Clark
43. Midget Submarines by Swell Maps
44. Both Sides Now by Joni Mitchell
45. Into the Groove(y) by Ciccone Youth
46. Theme from Shaft by Isaac Hayes
47. Schizophrenia by Sonic Youth
48. The Boys are Back in Town by Thin Lizzy
49. Record Player by Female Hercules
50. Creeping to the Cross by That Petrol Emotion
51. lets get falling down by The Revenants
52. Down in the tube Station at Midnight by The Jam
53. Dum Maro Dum (Take Another Toke) by Kronos Quartet & Asha Bhosle
54. Here Comes a Regular by The Replacements
55. Stranger than Kindness by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
56. Killing Me Softly With His Song by Roberta Flack
57. Rock Lobster by The B-52's
58. My Death by Scott Walker
59. Flat of Angles by The Fall
60. Friction by Television
61. Jacques Derrida by Scritti Politti


  1. Another great list. So much good stuff on here: Road Runner, Police and Thieves, Cities...I could go on. (Fear of Music is one of my fave albums.) Interesting to see Jacques Derrida on your list, too. I played SP's Songs to Remember to death when I was young. Green Gartside pops up on BBC 6 Music every now and again, sitting in for Guy Garvey or Gideon Coe when they're away on hols. He's always worth listening to.

    1. I too am a big fan of Fear of Music - http://theknockingshop.blogspot.ie/2013/05/top-102-albums-no-8-fear-of-music.html I have Jacques Derrida on 7' and played it to death. Indeed I still play it, post mortem. Must look out for Green on BBC6.

    2. Great to see cruel.

    3. It's the gospel that sets us all free.