Music playlist week #16
Welcome to Damson's weekly feature.
Every week we share 10 great tracks with you. This week we asked our Operations Manager to give us her top 10 tracks of all time.
The Boomtown Rats - I don't like Mondays
While this seems like a relatively chipper take on the fact that Monday's suck, it's actually a rather glum commentary on Brenda Ann Spencer opening fire on students at a school in Cleveland in 1979. Not such a sing-a-long classic now is it, eh?
Giorgio Moroder & Phil Oakey - Together In Electric Dreams
Anything that involves Moroder is instantly brilliant. There, we said it. Much cheesier than anything Moroder ever did before, but we're fine with that. Even if you don't think you know this song, trust us, you do. Some of the catchiest melodies ever written.
Queen - I Want To Break Free
To some, this is Queen's most controversial track. While there's not much to be offended at by the song itself, the video seemed to really get up some people's noses when it was released, getting banned in quite a few countries. Thankfully, things have changed a lot since then and no one would bat an eyelid if it came out today.
The Killers - Human
Yeah, we know, the lyrics are stupid and don't make sense but The Killers know how to make catchy synth/pop/indie/rock anthems that make you want to sing at the top of your voice after a few drinks. This song is no different. The Killers deserve a lot more credit than they get.
The Flying Picketts - Only You
An a capella group doing a cover version of a song by Yazoo sounds like it should be horrific. While we're sure there are plenty out there who aren't fans of this, we are. We'll file this one under guilty pleasure.
Billy Joel - We Didn't Start the Fire
Quite simply one of the greatest songs ever written, and if anyone disagrees with us they need their head testing. It's incredibly smart and witty, and just all-around great. We love it. You should love it too. But, it is a real bitch to sing at Karaoke.
Guns N' Roses - Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Better than Bob Dylan's version? Yep. Better than Eric Clapton's version? Yep, that too. GnR released so many hits, but there's a good argument that this is their best release. So what if they didn't write it. It's irrelevant when their take on it is as epic as this.
Oasis - The Masterplan
The album "The Masterplan" was made up of B sides. Let that sink in for a moment. What band can create that many amazing songs that can't even make it onto full-length releases? Oasis, that's who. This is the highlight of that album. I defy anyone to find a more perfect album closer.
James - Sometimes
When Brian Eno describes producing this song as one of the highlights of his musical career, you know it must be good. And it is. While the likes of Laid, Sit Down and She's a Star may get more attention, this for us is the band at their absolute best.
The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
Where do you even start with this? Their greatest song from their greatest album? Very probably. To be honest, you could choose one of fifty Beatles tracks and they would all be absolutely incredible. Are they the greatest band ever? That's the question isn't it?
November 21, 2019