Top 777 Songs: 110 – 101

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Pulp
Monday Morning

Different ClassTaken From: Pulp – Different Class (1995)

“Is this the light of a new day dawning? A future bright that you can walk in? No, it’s just another Monday morning.”

My love for this song has only grown in the past few years – it’s so good. It very much encapsulates the feeling of a Monday morning.

109

NEW
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Catatonia
Lost Cat

Way Beyond BlueTaken From: Catatonia – Way Beyond Blue (1996)

“Take it from where you want to grow. There’s always tomorrow.”

The only Catatonia song in the chart that’s a new entry. Pretty much the definition of a ‘grower’ in that it took about 10 years to become one of my favourites! Not that I ever disliked it, but it didn’t initially stand out to me on Way Beyond Blue. It wasn’t until Cerys started to perform it live, from about 2006 onwards, that I started to listen to it more and more and started to appreciate just how good it is. The video’s definitely a favourite too – I mean, it’s Cerys acting cat-like up a lampost, with the guys pretending to be firemen. What’s not to love there?

108

NEW
ENTRY

The Flaming Lips
Do You Realize??

Yoshimi...Taken From: The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (2002)

“You realize the sun doesn’t go down, it’s just an illusion caused by the world spinning round”

Such a wonderfully beautiful and uplifting song. My favourite memory of it is when I saw them play it at Glastonbury in 2010 and the group of us there had a big group hug type thing going on, as it does just make you feel grateful and happy to have the people you have in your life. My Glastonbury highlight, without question. Not to get too morbid or anything, but I think I’d really like it played at my funeral actually – it’s the perfect tone and message for that. Hopefully not for a long time yet, like.

107

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Ooberman
Sugar Bum

The Magic TreehouseTaken From: Ooberman – The Magic Treehouse (1999)

“It’s not for you, skinny boy”

Such a fun song and I never really seem to get bored of it.

106

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Blur
Coffee & TV

13Taken From: Blur – 13 (1999)

“There’s people there who will hurt you, because of who you are.”

This was my favourite Blur song for quite a long time. Another song has overtaken it in recent years (but which?). I have to confess that part of my initial love for the song was probably helped by the video – I spent a lot of time watching the music video channels back then and would always enjoy this video’s appearance.

105

NEW
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The Beatles
Come Together

Abbey RoadTaken From: The Beatles – Abbey Road (1969)

“Got to be a joker, he just do what he please”

I don’t know what most of the lyrics are about, though they do paint a picture. I just love the style of this song – definitely one of my most listened to Beatles songs of the past few years.

104

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Catatonia
Whale

Way Beyond BlueTaken From: Catatonia – Way Beyond Blue (1996)

“A second of thought might ache forever

Unlike Lost Cat, this one’s always been a favourite on Way Beyond Blue. As I said last time:

One of my favourite tracks on Way Beyond Blue. I love Cerys’ voice on it, it has a great breathy ethereal quality to it.

103

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Kylie Minogue
Confide In Me

Kylie MinogueTaken From: Kylie Minogue – Kylie Minogue (1994)

“We all get hurt by love. And we all have our cross to bear.”

My favourite Kylie song. This is what I said about it last time:

I think this is the only Kylie song on my playlist and therefore the only one in my chart. I grew up with Kylie and she was like my idol for years. Of course there was the time when everyone my age loved her and had her albums etc, but then it got to a point when people stopped listening to her. I kept listening to her for a while though as tend to be pretty loyal musically. Let’s Get To It in particular was the album which I owned and loved but which no-one else I knew seemed to be interested in. Confide In Me’s actually from the album she released after that when she became Indie!Kylie, though by then I’d stopped listening to her too. I was aware of this song though and really liked it and a year or two ago I caught it on VH1 or something like that, realised how great it is and decided to download it. Quite sadly I sold most of my Kylie stuff at some point. I still have a few vinyl singles but not many and I don’t have any of the albums any more which I find quite sad now really as they were so important to me at the time. I might try and get hold of Let’s Get To It and quite possibly the self-titled album this song’s from. I’m not really interested in the stuff she’s doing now, though don’t have anything against it either, but have fond memories of her early stuff 🙂

I have since bought this album on CD. Plus I’ve also acquired the CD single of Some Kind Of Bliss, as my ex was getting rid of it. Score.

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Mansun
Stripper Vicar

Attack Of The Grey LanternTaken From: Mansun – Attack Of The Grey Lantern (1997)

“If I dob on him they’ll call him plastic Scouser, but the only thing the stripper vicar wears is plastic trousers.”

This was my favourite Mansun song for quite a long time – including when I last did this chart. I still love it, but don’t listen to it as much as I used to. It still reminds me of a colleague from my time at the University of Worcester, though. He was a fellow Mansun fan and would often just randomly say ‘stripper vicar’ to me when he entered the office.

101

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Catatonia
Part Of The Furniture

International VelvetTaken From: Catatonia – International Velvet (1998)

“I’d be your angel. Ride you until you’re warmer.”

Yep, there are 3 Catatonia songs in this group of 10. I love how sultry this song is – even when it starts off with lyrics about cartoon characters. Definitely a skill.

Songs that previously charted in these positions in 2005 but have now dropped out of the chart:

105. Suede – Love The Way You Love

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