Top 777 Songs: 120 – 111

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Murry The Hump
Valley Girl

Songs Of IgnoranceTaken From: Murry The Hump – Songs Of Ignorance (2001)

“Valley girl, get yourself protection. This valley boy forgot his contraception.”

Last time I described this song as ‘charmingly sleazy’, which I’m quite happy with as a description. It’s not on YouTube, but you can listen via Mixcloud, of course.

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Suede
Since You Went Away

Can't Get EnoughTaken From: Suede – Can’t Get Enough (single) (1999)

“Since you went away, every night and day, I’ve been drinking too much wine.”

Last time I specified the acoustic version of this song (from the Sessions CD), but I don’t really have a preference between them now – they’re pretty similar really. A simple but effective song.

118

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Les Miserables Soundtrack
On My Own

Les MiserablesTaken From: Les Miserables Soundtrack

“Without me, his world will go on turning. A world that’s full of happiness that I have never known”

I haven’t specified a year for this as there isn’t a particular soundtrack I’m referring to – I just love the song in general. Some people sing it better than others, don’t get me wrong, but I’m not even sure who’s singing it in the version I’ve got on MP3 and have put on Mixcloud (though from watching the video below, I think it’s probably Lea Salonga). I first saw Les Mis at some point in my mid-teens and my favourite character has always been Eponine. I’m a sucker for an unrequited love story, what can I say? This might explain why I’m usually single…

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The Dresden Dolls
Dirty Business

Yes, Virginia...Taken From: The Dresden Dolls – Yes, Virginia… (2006)

“She’s the kind of girl who leaves out condoms on the bedroom dresser. Just to make you jealous of the men she fucked before you met her.”

The first Dresden Dolls song I remember hearing, plus still my favourite. Back in the days of MySpace, you could embed a last.fm widget on your page that acted as a personal radio – playing songs that you’d scrobbled to last.fm. Of course I had one on my page, plus so did my boyfriend at the time (though this might have been before we got together). Anyway, I was on his MySpace page one time (we actually met via MySpace) and this song came up on his last.fm radio widget. I was instantly grabbed by it and got hold of the song myself as soon as I could. If you’re not familiar with it, have a listen – maybe it’ll have the same effect on you.

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Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci
Let’s Get Together (In Our Minds)

Gorky 5Taken From: Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci – Gorky 5 (1998)

“You’re supposed to be in love. So am I. So what the hell, let’s meet up in our minds.”

Last time I just said how this is a brilliant song and one of Gorky’s’ best. I wish I could add more to that now, but I don’t think I can. Hopefully the song speaks for itself.

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Slow Club
It Doesn’t Have To Be Beautiful

Yeah SoTaken From: Slow Club – Yeah So (2009)

“It’s like your head is stuck in a tightening vice. Your ears are deaf to your friends’ advice.”

It was hard to choose between this and Giving Up On Love as my favourite Slow Club song, but this just won out.

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Los Campesinos!
Death To Los Campesinos!

Hold On Now...Taken From: Los Campesinos! – Hold On Now, Youngster… (2008)

“I’m better off with artificial intelligence

My favourite Los Campesinos! song. It’s short, it’s punchy, it’s got people pretending to be robots… It’s ace.

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Alanis Morissette
You Oughta Know

Jagged Little PillTaken From: Alanis Morissette – Jagged Little Pill (1995)

“It was a slap in the face, how quickly I was replaced. And are you thinking of me when you fuck her?”

I feel like this song encapsulates the mood of the album, to a large extent. I remember singing it with my sister at karaoke in Sorrento on the evening of her wedding! Probably not the most appropriate song for such an occasion, but Alanis is one of the few artists we both like.

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Melys
Cuckoo

CuckooTaken From: Melys – Cuckoo (single) (1997)

“You say you love me the way I am. You should, you made me too.”

As this song isn’t on any of the albums, and it took me a little while to get the back catalogue of singles, I first heard this song (or a clip of it, anyway) on the Ankstmusic documentary that was on S4C at some point circa 2000/2001. That clip was enough to captivate me and I still find it captivating now. It was later also released on the Suikerspin compilation, which is a great collection of songs. No YouTube video, but that’s what Mixcloud’s for.

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The Tears
Autograph

Here Come The TearsTaken From: The Tears – Here Come The Tears (2005)

“It’s all just complication and too complex to ever last.”

I find this song quite interesting in that I wasn’t particularly fussed about it for quite a long time. As you can see, it didn’t chart last time, whereas most of the other songs from the album did, as I was slightly obsessed with it at the time. At some point I just fell in love with this song though, totally unexpectedly – I’m not even sure when (though it was probably 2007 some time, judging by my scrobbles). It’s now my most listened to song by The Tears – largely because I don’t really seem to get sick of it or want to skip it if it comes on. Here’s a live performance of it:

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

119. Space – Avenging Angels

117. Suede – Filmstar

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