Top 777 Songs: 90 – 81

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Jill Sobule
Somewhere In New Mexico

Pink PearlTaken From: Jill Sobule – Pink Pearl (2000)

“Saw two lovers in the park, with that dreamy look of lust in their eyes. The whole world smiled as they passed by. It just made me mad.”

As a big X-Files fan, it’s probably not surprising that I love a song about heading out to New Mexico and hoping to be abducted. Not that that’s all it’s about. It’s a wonderful song and I love the lyrics.

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Easyworld
You & Me

This Is Where I StandTaken From: Easyworld – This Is Where I Stand (2002)

“I mix a mean martini.”

This was my favourite Easyworld song when I last did this chart. One other song’s since usurped it (you’ll find out which very soon!), but I still love me some You & Me. I still have a very slight preference for the album version, as the version I heard first, though really enjoy the single version too. Enjoy the album version on the Mixcloud mix and the single version below:

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Evelyn Evelyn
Evelyn Evelyn

Evelyn EvelynTaken From: Evelyn Evelyn – Evelyn Evelyn (2010)

“This is our birthday, so why are we weeping?”

That’s a lot of times to have to write the name ‘Evelyn’… This is my favourite Evelyn Evelyn song – I just love the dark theatrics of it – it’s an incredibly compelling way to kick off an album. Having just googled the lyrics, however, I discovered there’s one bit I’ve been mishearing. The actual lyric is ‘Do you think I should marry him? But we just met him yesterday.’ I’d thought the lyric was ‘Do you think I should bury him? But we just had him yesterday.’ Quite a different lyric!! I’d apparently made it darker than it is… Anyway, enjoy:

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Suede
So Young

SuedeTaken From: Suede – Suede (1993)

“Let’s chase the dragon from our home”

I mentioned last time how I found this song to be a grower and it’s seemingly continued to grow on me. I’m also fairly sure that it was the song I was playing when at my Mum’s one summer, whilst my grandparents were visiting, and my Grandma overheard it and said ‘ooh, who’s that singing? She’s got a lovely voice!’ Ha ha. It’s also the song that introduced me to the ‘chasing the dragon’ phrase, which I’ve since also come to associate with the awesome Guitar Hero episode of South Park! So listening to this song now makes me think of South Park. Not that that’s a bad thing.

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The Decemberists
The Rake’s Song

The Hazards Of LoveTaken From: The Decemberists – The Hazards Of Love (2009)

“Until her womb started spilling out babies. Only then did I reckon my curse.”

My favourite Decemberists song, plus probably my favourite Decemberists album. Is it concerning to have so much love for a song that’s basically about infanticide? What if it’s a really upbeat and catchy song about infanticide??

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Little Birdy
Excited

BigBigLoveTaken From: Little Birdy – BigBigLove (2004)

“I can’t figure out why you don’t leave me.”

My favourite Little Birdy song, plus another favourite of mine for putting on mix CDs, as more people need to be aware of the aceness of Little Birdy.

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The Divine Comedy
Generation Sex

Fin De SiecleTaken From: The Divine Comedy – Fin De Siècle (1998)

“The poor protect the wealthy in this world

The “I mean, it’s the ’90s!” bit makes me giggle to myself now, as it’s become so dated (even if I personally tend to live in a bit of a ’90s time warp, as evidenced by regularly listening to this song). Sadly the lyrics inspired by Princess Diana’s death are still just as relevant though – it feels like the tabloids have gotten worse, if anything. Still, it’s as brilliant a song as it was back then, and still a favourite of mine. Also, brainwave, can we please start using ‘generation sex’ instead of ‘xennial’ to describe those of us born in the 1977-83 micro-generation?? Much cooler, right?

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Easyworld
All I Can Remember

Kill The Last RomanticTaken From: Easyworld – Kill The Last Romantic (2004)

“Try and think of nothing, but think of me”

This didn’t even chart list time, though I now consider it my favourite Easyworld song. It’s a real tour de force from them. Crank the volume up and enjoy:

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Lucky Soul
A Coming Of Age

A Coming Of AgeTaken From: Lucky Soul – A Coming Of Age (2010)

“Steadfast and surefooted once. Now I just cling to the floor.”

My favourite Lucky Soul song and easily my most listened to. I just love the style of it. I definitely recommend listening to the album version, which is on the Mixcloud mix, though this acoustic session version below is also rather ace – I love the harmonising guitars:

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Pulp
Razzmatazz

RazzmatazzTaken From: Pulp – Razzmatazz (single) (1993)

“You’re trying to look like some kind of heiress, but your face is such a mess.”

The lyrics to this are just great – classic Jarvis. My favourite bit is where there’s the line ‘I’m sorry, didn’t you say things go better with a little bit of razzmatazz’ and then the ‘mah mah mah’s kick in and it’s just like YES!

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

None – they’re all still in.

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