Patti Smith – Because the Night (Starters for Ten #154) 4/10 (16)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #154: Top Ten Lurve songs: 190603

Patti Smith – Because the Night (1978)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the 16th – featuring my top ten ‘lurve’ songs, and running between 31 May and 9 June – here’s Patti Smith’s Because the Night, released in 1978 and taken from the ‘Easter’ album.

‘Because the Night’ is also my soulmate and mine’s record. We’ve still got both the 45″ presssings we brought for each other 41 years ago.

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Talking Heads – And she was (Starters for Ten #118) 8/10 (12)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #118: Top Ten Talking Heads tracks: 190428

Talking Heads – And she was (1985)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the 12th – running between 21 an 30 April and featuring my top ten Talking Heads tracks – here’s And she was from the 1985 album ‘Little Creatures’

Talking Heads – Burning down the house (Starters for Ten #117) 7/10 (12)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #117: Top Ten Talking Heads tracks: 190427

Talking Heads – Burning down the house (1983)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the 12th – running between 21 an 30 April and featuring my top ten Talking Heads tracks – here’s Burning down the house from the 1983 album ‘Speaking in tongues’

Talking Heads – Life during wartime (Starters for Ten #115) 5/10 (12)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #115: Top Ten Talking Heads tracks: 190425

Talking Heads – Life during wartime (1979)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the 12th – running between 21 an 30 April and featuring my top ten Talking Heads tracks – here’s Life during wartime from the 1979 album ‘Fear of Music’

Talking Heads – Once in a lifetime (Starters for Ten #114) 4/10 (12)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #114: Top Ten Talking Heads tracks: 190424

Talking Heads – Once in a lifetime (1980)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the 12th – running between 21 an 30 April and featuring my top ten Talking Heads tracks – here’s Once in a lifetime from the 1980 album ‘Remain in Light’

Talking Heads – Found a job (Starters for Ten #111) 1/10 (12)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #111: Top Ten Talking Heads tracks: 190421

Talking Heads – Found a job (1978)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Kickstarting the 11th – running between 21 an 30 April and featuring my top ten Talking Heads tracks – here’s Found a Job from the 1978 album ‘More songs about building and food’

Enter Shakiri – The Mindsweep (The 59) #350

The 59 2018 #350: 181216

Enter Shakiri – The Mindsweep (2015)

Jem of Jemtunes, born in 1959, has now turned 59. So ‘The ’59’ celebrates 59 years of cracking tunes with a few albums from each year – 1959 through 2018. Currently we’re at year 57 – 2015

The Mindsweep was the fourth studio album from Enter Shikari, released on 19 January 2015 through Ambush Reality, PIAS Recordings and Hopeless Records. It was recorded in 2014 with producer Dan Weller.