Top 100 ish compilation songs
Between my forays in to talking books, both familiar and new and seeking out new music to enjoy. I like to return to favourite tracks that inspire and invigorate me, or just plain bring back cherished moments from the past. As you can tell for the title above this list has grown quite long. Let me take you on a musical tour of my world.
Accidents Will Happen – Elvis Costello. As with all the songs on this list this track is evocative of latter days, but it also reminds me that when things don’t go as I’ve planned, that’s life. A bit stoic but sometimes you need reminding of the fact.
Ace of Spades – Motor Head. This is the first of the pure freedom songs, I find when I’m cycling to work; this gets the miles eaten up. Also it works in conjunction with Tetris on an ancient Game Boy to give me an Adrenaline boost.
All Things Dull and Ugly – Monty Python. A perfect argument to All things bright and beautiful, I appreciate the balance of this song.
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life – Monty python. When I am driven to the edge, this song reminds me of the big picture. Take a big sigh and relax.
Are you Gonna go my Way – Lenny Kravits. Another booster song.
Back to the Future End Song (Johnny be good) - Michael J Fox. Some feel good moment’s are worth revisiting time and again, I can’t always wait through a whole film, and so now I can enjoy it on the fly (or even mcfly).
Beautiful stranger - so upbeat, so 60's, so Austin Powers, so listen to it.
Benson Arizona – Carpenter, Taylor and Yager. This is the title music for Dark Star, a classic in every sense.
Bicycle Race – Queen. Uplifting and about bicycles, need I say more.
Big Mouth Strikes Again – The Smiths. Open mouth insert foot, your not alone.
Black Dog – Led Zeppelin. One of the anthem tracks from my local boozer in my formative years.
Blue Velvet – Bobby Vinton. I got in to this from the film of the same name, I also enjoy Love letters, and one day it will be on this list.
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen. An anthem of a generation, when Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me, those peddles get a pounding.
Bring me Sunshine – Morecambe and Wise. Great comedians, great song. I can’t help feeling at peace with the world when these two guys stat singing.