Recently Dream Angus published an article where he listed 20 of his favourite tracks.
Here they are:
- Heaven Talking Heads
- Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
- Superstition Stevie Wonder
- Santana Black Magic Woman
- Steely Dan. Bodhisattva
- T.Rex .Get in On
- The Specials. A message to you Rudy
- The Upsetter. Return of D’jango
- The Beatles. A day in the life
- The Ramones. Swallow my pride
- Buzzcocks Ever fallen in love
- Blondie Atomic remix
- The Doors. Road house blues
- David Bowie. Moonage daydream
- The Clash. White Man in Hammersmith Palais
- The Undertones. Teenage kicks
- Mott the Hoople. All the Young Dudes
- Velvet underground Rock and Roll
- Madness. Forever young
- Kraftwerk. Neon lights
So I have put together 20 of mine , in no particular order:
- The Communards – Never Can Say Goodbye
- The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night
- Otis Redding ..I’ve Been Loving You Too Long
- Sweet – The Ballroom Blitz
- Dusty Springfield – “You Don’t Have To Say You Love “
- Squeeze – Black Coffee In Bed
- Matt McGinn: The Big Effen Bee
- Ella Fitzgerald – Summertime
- Patsy Cline – I Fall To Pieces
- T REX – RIDE A WHITE SWAN
- The Sensational Alex Harvey Band Delilah
- Alison Moyet – All Cried Out
- Queen – I’m Going Slightly Mad
- The Corries – Kismuil’s Galley
- Nat King Cole “When I Fall in Love”
- Yazz – The Only Way Is Up
- Meat Loaf – Bat Out of Hell
- Kenny Rogers Dolly Parton Islands In the stream
- The Monkees – I’m a Believer
- Bob Marley – Get Up, Stand Up
If you would like to add your own post the list in the comments and they will be added.
This link is valid for another 20 days. A great round up of Ready Steady Go music in the 60’s for (coughs) older readers. Enjoy.
When I saw this, I thought, good idea – and I also thought I wouldn’t know where to begin!!! Then I remembered, our friends Howard&Annie who live in New Zealand got married, coming up to three years ago. We couldn’t go to the wedding, as I couldn’t travel to New Zealand – what with me’ ailments, and all. So, Howard&Annie asked us to send some ideas for music for their reception, and they would ask for that music to be played, so that we could be there, in spirit.
I emailed Howard to ask did he have our original email exchange, and he did …here’s what I received this morning…..
Good idea. I have sent you the old emails with your music lists. Timely – next Weds is our 3rd wedding anniversary.
Unfortunately Weds is the day all of NZ goes into full lockdown for 4 weeks with no-one to go out or associate except for food or medical. Good thing Annie and I get on so well and live in a nice place.
Keep smiling, Howard.
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 7:42 AM
Subject: Bring on the music
Wedding in 4 weeks time – there will be dancing! We are putting together a dancing playlist with music from 60s onwards.
Send us the names of your favourite tracks, and we’ll add them and toast you!
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 at 23:40
Subject: Re: Bring on the music
Yikes – that’s come round quickly! Time seems to go more quickly, as you get older.
Well now – music choice. At the moment, Mike is in America – heading home later today, and I’m home alone with a bad cold and Fiona-Next-Door keeping an eye on me. A wheezing smallbear is not a pretty sight!
So – head full of wet cotton wool – music. I won’t go there with Zeppelin – not really to dance to, unless you’re a Zeppelin fan – they played ‘Rock and Roll’ by Zeppelin at my nephew’s weeding – the Hell’s Angel – he asked for it specially for me – and…..we danced!
Going back to the halcyon days of my youth…….’I Love to Boogie’ – T. Rex, in fact many by T Rex – ‘Hot Love’, ‘Ride a White Swan’.
‘Superstition’ – Steve Wonder – among many others
‘Kiss’ by Prince.
‘Teenage Kicks’ – The Undertones – get them pogo-ing!
‘The Jean Genie’ – Bowie. You have to have some Bowie.
Some of Mike and I will over-lap – I would suggest ‘Thank you (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) by Sly and the Family Stone – but I know Mike will choose that one, too. So, if you want just one choice for us – that would be the one. It’s also what we sing to each other – aaaaaahhhh!
Bob Marley – maybe ‘One Love’ would be a fitting choice? Or, there’s always how Bob Marley likes his doughnuts……….
Coming more up to date – ‘Lead in My Pencil’ by Paulo Nutini.
There’s so much, Howard&Annie – there’s just so much good music – I’m very pleased to say!
‘Car Wash’ by Rose Royce.
‘Relax’ by Frankie Goes to Hollywood’.
‘River Deep Mountain High ‘ by Ike and Tina Turner.
And…..just for the hell of it….’The Time Warp’ from the Rocky Horror Picture Show – learn the dance first!”
Thanks for the music tips. Knew you’d come to the party, at least in spirit!
Remember folks -You don’t have to be there, to be there!
Oh, as a wedding present for Howard&Annie, we commissioned Fiona-As–Used-To–Be-Next-Door, to write them a tune. She did so, and recorded it on a C.D – so we could send them their own, personal tune for their wedding. That’s an idea – all those musicians who have had their gigs cancelled – folk could commission tunes for special occasions – especially as they might not be able to be at the special occasions, themselves!
Where there’s a will, there’s a way – we adapt.
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