Thursday, 25 June 2009

The Greatest songs In The world 2001

A respite this morning, it should have been a self made Ballboy compilation called New Balls Please but my CD player didn’t want me to listen to it. Instead I have referred in the past to a triple CD set I made myself of my favourite songs ever. The discs were compiled in 2001 and looking back now it is rather evident. Some of those songs no longer feature in my favourite ever, some artists have different songs which I adore more than others. There are 54 songs in total, listed below, in 2001 those songs were my very favourite, tomorrow I will update the list to reflect my tastes now, but for now, you get a list.

Born Slippy by Underworld
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
Television, The Drug Of The Nation by disposable Heroes of Hiphoprasy
Whole Lotta Love by James Taylor Quartet
Jerusalem by Billy Bragg
Back together by Babybird
Convenience by Bob
Cannonball by The Breeders
Take The Skinheads Bowling by Campervan Beethoven
Here I Go Again by Country Joe and The Fish
Rich and Strange by Cud
Gentle on my Mind by Dean Martin
All You Need Is Love by Elvis Costello
Yesterday Once More by The Carpenters
Where Is My Mind by Pixies
Teenage Kicks by The Undertones
Touch Me I’m Sick by Mudhoney
Mr E’s Beautiful Blues by Eels
New Tricks by Mary Prankster
The Man Who Loved Beer by Lambchop
This Is What She’s Like by Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Wichita Lineman by Glen Campbell
Say It Ain’t So by Julianna Hatfield
Name (For Nameless Things) by Mo-ho-bish-opi
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
Homophobic Asshole by The Senseless Things
The Flaming Lips by Spearmint
It’s Lulu by The Boo Radleys
Heavenly Pop Hit by The Chills
Heroin by The Velvet Underground
Barbara Ann by The Beach Boys
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
Superman by Cinerama
Wild Horses by The Sundays
Nobody Loves You When You Are Down And Out by John Lennon
I Do by Weezer
Since I Left You by The Avalanches
Autobahn by Kraftwerk
Ladyfingers by Luscious Jackson
My Man A Sweet Man by Millie Jackson


  1. Is that The Chills from New Zealand? Have you got much?

    And Journey?

  2. Journey is a song that went from quite like to love, to one of my favourite songs over the course of the last ten years, The Chills are the New Zealand band. My 50 now, is a different beast and I will post some point tomorrow, looking at it today I would say a third of that list remain. The biggest omission then was Johnny Cash, in 2001 no one song was great, the one that is likely to make it, I only heard around 4 or 5 years ago.