Top 777 Songs: 380 – 371

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Super Furry Animals
Keep The Cosmic Trigger Happy

GuerrillaTaken From: Super Furry Animals – Guerrilla (1999)

“We hailed a taxi to save drinking time”

This was my favourite SFAs song for quite a few years – including back when I previously did this chart. It’s gradually slipped down and been overtaken by other songs of theirs, but I still love it, it’s ace.

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Amanda Palmer
Oasis

Who Killed Amanda PalmerTaken From: Amanda Palmer – Who Killed Amanda Palmer (2008)

“Melissa’s gonna wet herself I swear”

This song always reminds me of when I saw Amanda play a ninja gig in Wellington (New Zealand). She played this song, which I wasn’t previously familiar with (being a relative newcomer to Amanda’s music), but it pretty much became an instant favourite from that point onwards. I’d imagine it’s quite difficult to write an upbeat song about rape and abortion, but if anyone can manage it…

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The Crimea
White Russian Galaxy

Tragedy RocksTaken From: The Crimea – Tragedy Rocks (2005)

“Who knows what goes on in her pretty little head”

Apologies if I’m a bit brief in my descriptions today (or maybe you’ll all be thankful!) but this is just a great song – nothing else to say.

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Beautiful Small Machines
Superconducter

Robots In LoveTaken From: Beautiful Small Machines – Robots In Love EP (2009)

“I got the frequency to turn you on”

I was so excited when the Robots In Love EP was released – it seemed like such a long time since the songs first started to appear on Bree’s MySpace. It probably was quite a long time in fact… Anyway, this was my instant favourite on the EP – it’s so good and instantly catchy.

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Jens Lekman
An Argument With Myself

An Argument With MyselfTaken From: Jens Lekman – An Argument With Myself EP (2011)

“You wanna keep fighting? Yeah I wanna keep on fighting. Alright, fair enough.”

Jens has some great lyrics – I love the whole notion of walking down the street and having an argument with yourself. It’s very stream of consciousness – I like the bit where he checks if he has enough cash for a taxi (and doesn’t). It’s brilliant.

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Ooberman
Heavy Duty

Heavy DutyTaken From: Ooberman – Heavy Duty (single) (2000)

“Second is for losers and I am not a quitter”

Last time I recounted this story:

I can’t listen to this song without remembering the pain in the arse it was to download! In the small period of time it was available (was it just a few hours?) I happened to be at my Mum’s. I asked Nick if I could use the computer to download it but he was being stroppy for some reason and said no. So instead I texted/phoned Dad and asked if he could download it for me instead. Of course he said yes though he did have some problems with it and in the end didn’t manage to download it all before it was unavailable again. However, thankfully in the meantime Nick realised (or was probably told by Mum!) that he was being a miserable bugger and said that I could download it 🙂 And happily it worked fine for me.

Was the original free download the only version of this song that was available back in 2005?? Hmmm… maybe the only ‘Ooberman’ one I had at the time – I’ll definitely have had the Phantom309 version from the Different Places EP. I’m not sure at what point I got Hey Petrunko Plus (which has a different version on), though it’ll have been before The Lost Tapes was released in 2007. The version on The Lost Tapes is pretty much the same as the Hey Petrunko Plus one anyway, it just doesn’t have the ‘your battery is fully charged’ bit at the end (which I do really like). Anyway – there’s not really a huge amount of difference between the different versions, which is why I struggle to choose a favourite – I’ve gone for the ‘original’ one here but just because it’s the first one I heard. However, despite the multiple versions, none are on YouTube, alas.

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Franz Ferdinand
Take Me Out

Franz FerdinandTaken From: Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand (2004)

“I know I won’t be leaving here with you”

Last time I said this:

It took me a little while to get into this song for some reason but tis one of my faves now. It reminds me of seeing Space in Stourbridge last year as it played between support bands.

Huh. Random little memory there that I’d since completely forgotten. Well, not *completely* I guess – I remember the Space gig! It was actually the last time I saw them before they split up for a while. Very very pleased they’re playing again now though – their recent gigs have been ace. And I’m possibly slightly off-topic… Franz Ferdinand! Yes. Still a great song. Embedding’s disabled for the video on YouTube, but it’s here.

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Radiohead
Just

The BendsTaken From: Radiohead – The Bends (1995)

“You do it to yourself”

This was my favourite Radiohead song back in 2005 and it still is. Always gotta mention the greatness of the video too, just because. Hee hee, just because. Shut up.

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Avenue Q Soundtrack
Schadenfreude

Avenue QTaken From: Avenue Q (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (2003)

“Fuck you lady, that’s what stairs are for”

My favourite song from Avenue Q – no question. I just love it – it’s funny, it’s catchy, you get to spell a long German word – what’s not to love?

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Hawksley Workman
Wonderful And Sad

Lover/FighterTaken From: Hawksley Workman – Lover/Fighter (2003)

“I wish that happiness could just be pretended. The closest thing to that is a bottle of whiskey, dear.”

A fitting title – it’s definitely wonderful, plus sad in a beautiful way. The lyrics are great – I particularly love the opening lines, plus the lyric I’ve quoted above (I’m a sucker for mentioning alcohol, what can I say?).

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

380. The Cardigans – Losers

379. Alanis Morissette – Head Over Feet

374. The Divine Comedy – Absent Friends

373. Catch – Expensive Kiss

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