Top 777 Songs: 160 – 151

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The Bluetones
Carnt Be Trusted

Expecting To FlyTaken From: The Bluetones – Expecting To Fly (1996)

“Everything she had, she handed to you. And what she didn’t give you, you stole.”

Last time I said “I’ve gotten into this song more and more as time’s gone by.” Clearly that’s still continued to be the case as it’s charted even higher. Another of those songs I’ll very rarely skip as it just makes me happy to hear.



Me And You Vs The World

SpidersTaken From: Space – Spiders (1996)

“I hit him on the head with the only thing that was anywhere near me. A tin of baked beans and a Woman’s Weekly.”

I love that The Bluetones are followed by Space here, as I’m seeing both of them in Manchester in a week and a half’s time. Yay!! This is currently my favourite Space song, so it should probably be higher really, though I mentioned before how Space missed out a bit in this chart as I hadn’t been listening to them much at the time I decided on the rankings. I’d definitely include more of their songs again now, plus put them higher, but hey, these things are just a snapshot of my tastes at the time they’re done. It’s still a decent placing for an awesome song. Especially great live.



Crazy Little Thing Called Love

The GameTaken From: Queen – The Game (1980)

“She gives me hot and cold fever, then she leaves me in a cool, cool sweat”

I love the style of this song. And the bassline. It does indeed make you want to swing and jive.



The Broken Family Band
St. Albans

Please And Thank YouTaken From: The Broken Family Band – Please And Thank You (2009)

“You’re only in St. Albans ’cause you thought you were having sex”

My favourite song by The Broken Family Band and a definite instant favourite on this album. I love everything about it – the lyrics are great, the music’s great, plus I love the choice of St. Albans as a place to sing about – largely because I grew up in Hemel Hempstead, which isn’t far away, so I know it relatively well.



The Hot Puppies
The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful

Under The Crooked MoonTaken From: The Hot Puppies – Under The Crooked Moon (2006)

“‘Cause he wants her and I just want somebody there”

Written like an agony aunt letter to Mariella Frostrup; I love the story to this song. It’s about someone trying to compete with their boyfriend’s dead ex and basically becoming that person. It’s also a song that makes me aware of how quickly time has passed, as the first line mentions how the person in the song is 25, which was the age that I happened to be at the time this song was released. As I’m now a tad older *ahem* (you can do the maths), the start of this song always comes with an element of ‘oh my god, how has it been that many years since this was released? Where has that time gone?? Aghhhhh!!!’ Yet, I still love it. Plus the video has a pleasing little dance routine in it.




We Are The PigsTaken From: Suede – We Are The Pigs (single) (1994)

“And we’ll move like Nureyev that night”

Another song where I love the style and the bassline – especially towards the end of the song. It’s charted pretty consistently too. Plus Whipsnade itself is another location not far from Hemel – the zoo being the obvious attraction, which I most recently went to last summer.



Jeff Buckley
Lilac Wine

GraceTaken From: Jeff Buckley – Grace (1994)

“I think more than I want to think. I do things I never should do.

My favourite Jeff Buckley song. Another cover, though I haven’t actually listened to the original. It’s just incredibly beautiful and haunting. For some reason I was sure that it featured in the film The Edukators, but I just checked and that’s Hallelujah. I’m sure I got excited about hearing this song pop up in a film once though… *googles*… Ooh, it was possibly the French film Tell No One. I’m fairly sure I watched both those films around a similar time, so am blaming that for having mixed up the Jeff Buckley songs!




Get InTaken From: Kenickie – Get In (1998)

“We didn’t drink on weeknights when we were young”

Previously my favourite Kenickie song, though now my 2nd favourite. Not an obvious choice, I’d imagine, though it was one of the first songs of theirs that I downloaded and I just fell in love with it.



Hawksley Workman
Dirty And True

Last Night We Were...Taken From: Hawksley Workman – (Last Night We Were) The Delicious Wolves (2001)

“Basic human needs are just below the surface”

The first song to chart from this album, though it definitely won’t be the last! I’m pretty sure I’ve put this on a fair few mix CDs over the years as it’s such an impressive song. Quite theatrical really, which I love. It also features awesome use of a megaphone.



The Bluetones
Cut Some Rug

Expecting To FlyTaken From: The Bluetones – Expecting To Fly (1996)

“It’s easy living in a bubble. No complication or trouble. But it’s hard to have responsibility. And judging by you, a personality.”

Why was this so low last time?? Madness. It’s a song that does indeed make you want to cut some rug. Here it is on TFI Friday:

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

159. Suede – Weight Of The World

157. The Verve – Bittersweet Symphony

153. Razorlight – Golden Touch

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