#Top100 Songs Part Seven: 40-31

Bringing you (almost) up to date with the Top 100, here’s Friday night’s selections – and we’re finally into the top forty (saying that, I almost feel like I should be presenting Top Of The Pops here!). If you’ve missed any of my previous #Top100 choices, you can find all of them in one place by clicking here.

40) SISTERS OF MERCY – Dominion/Mother Russia:

Epic gothness from some epic goths (although I got told off for choosing this one over some earlier Sisters material!)

39) ELBOW – Station Approach:

Another one that builds beautifully. And Guy Garvey’s voice just reduces me to jelly…

38) JANIS JOPLIN – Try (Just A Little Bit Harder):

Can this white girl sing the blues (and rock and soul…)? Hell yeah.


One of the most incendiary tracks they’ve ever recorded – musically and lyrically.

36) SOUL II SOUL – Back To Life:

Classy, sophisticated and with a funky-as-fuck groove you’d have to be dead not to appreciate!

35) DAVID BOWIE – Suffragette City:

“Ahhhhhhhh, WHAM BAM THANK YOU MA’AM!” Chosen almost for that bit alone, this is a Bowie classic.

34) NEIL YOUNG – Rockin’ In The Free World:

“That’s one more kid who’ll never go to school, never get to fall in love, never get to be cool”. Goosebumps.

33) THE WiLDHEARTS – Nothing Ever Changes But The Shoes:

Early classic from a band who really should have conquered the world. And they’re lovely to their fans too.

32) PIXIES – Where Is My Mind?:

How can you describe the unique genius of this band? You can’t. Just listen.

31) REM – Radio Free Europe:

From their superb debut LP Murmur, this is REM at their most spine-tingling and mysterious.

Last night’s choices from 30 to 21 coming right up!


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