Friday, 26 June 2009

The 50 Greatest Songs In The World Ever Part...oh you get the gist

Kev is right about the lists, I make them all the time, if not physically then mentally. I am drawn to lists often skirting over the rest of a written word to the list. Lists are good. H Allen Smith said “The human animal differs from the lesser primates in his passion for lists.” H Allen knew his stuff.
Yesterday I gave you the 54 songs I felt were the best ever written, they were at least to me in 2001. Today in 2009 the songs that would still make it into a top 50 are below, with songs that I believe are the best ever written padding the list out. Sadly Mo-ho-bish-opi didn’t make the cut.

Nobody Love You When You're Down And Out by John Lennon

These did.

The Next Episode by Dr Dre
Don’t Falter by Mint Royale Featuring Lauren Laverne
Being Boring by The Pet Shop Boys
Come On My Selector by Squarepusher
Jerusalem by Billy Bragg
Back together by Babybird
Here I Go Again by Country Joe and The Fish
Gentle on my Mind by Dean Martin
Teenage Kicks by The Undertones
Wichita Lineman by Glen Campbell
The Killing Of Georgie Parts 1 and 2 by Rod Stewart
I Am I Said by Neil Diamond
The King Of Carrot Flowers Parts 2 and 3 by Neutral Milk Hotel
Since You Been Gone By Rainbow
It’s Lulu by The Boo Radleys
Heroin by The Velvet Underground
He Stopped Loving Her Today by George Jones
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain by Willie Nelson
Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley
No Distance Left To Run by Blur
Stood On Gold by Gorkys Zygotic Mynci
Yasmin The Light by Explosions In The Sky
Someone To Watch Over Me by Frank Sinatra
Frank Mills by Hair OST
Everything’s Falling Apart by Hefner
Where is my Mind by Pixies
Nobody Loves You When You Are Down And Out by John Lennon
I Do by Weezer
My Man A Sweet Man by Millie Jackson

One Man Guy by Rufus Wainwright

These are the new entries.

Don’t Stop Believing by Journey
Disney girls by The Beach Boys
Little Democracies by Darren Hayman
Heartbreaker by The Rolling Stones
One Man Guy by Rufus Wainwright
Since You Been Gone by Kelly Clarkson
Takes Her Place by Mary Prankster
The Far Side Banks Of Jordan by Johnny Cash
The Beast In Me by Johnny Cash
Scavenger Type by NOFX
Beelzeboss (The Final Showdown) by Tenacious D
Queequeg by The Evangenitals
Off you by The Breeders
The Snake by Al Wilson
Down by the Seaside by Led Zeppelin
Tongue by Antony Harding
Books About UFO’s by Husker Du
About You Now by The Sugarbabes
At the Chime of a City Clock by Nick Drake
What Do I Do Now by Sleeper
Avant Garde Music by Ballboy
This Is Just A Modern Rock Song by Belle And Sebastian

What Do I Do Now By Sleeper

Nothing from this year, or last by the look of it, so that’s my new updated 50, must get them onto CD for the car.


  1. Is that The Snake the one about the woman that takes one home? If so, it's the daftest song after The Baron Knights!

  2. Bollocks towl it's a metaphor, basically if you mess with things that you think may bite you, they are going to bite you, no matter how you treat them. Besides its a great northern soul tune.

  3. It's a metaphor? It's a metaphor for not taking dangerous or exotic animals home that might bite you.