A song for every year #5

Working on a challenge posed by a good friend to name a favourite song for every full year of my life to date, I’ve done just that over the last four instalments of this mini-series. Part 1 gave you 2014 back to 2005, Part 2 – 2004 back to 1995, Part 3 – 1994 back to 1985 and Part 4 (yesterday), 1984 back to 1975. So, to round things off, here’s the final 16 – 1974 back to the year it all started for me, 1959.

  1. 1974: Mountain – Last of the sunshine days (from Avalange)
  2. 1973: T-Rex – Born to Boogie (from Tanx)
  3. 1972: Stevie Wonder – Superstition (from Talking Book)
  4. 1971: David Bowie – Oh you pretty thing (from Hunky Dory)
  5. 1970: Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath (from Black Sabbath)
  6. 1969: Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter (from Let it Bleed)
  7. 1968: Ten Years After – Woodchopper’s Ball (from Undead)
  8. 1967: Cream – Sunshine of your love (from Disraeli Gears)
  9. 1966: The Beatles – Taxman (from Revolver)
  10. 1965: The Who – My Generation (from My Generation)
  11. 1964: The Animals – the house of the rising sun
  12. 1963: Freddie & the Dreamers – You were made for me
  13. 1962: The Tornados – Telstar
  14. 1961: Dave Brubeck – Take Five
  15. 1960: Sam Cooke – Chain Gang, and
  16. 1959: Eddie Cochran – C’mon Everybody

And the vid – no brainer – from the year it all began – 1959…

A song for every year #4

A few days ago a good friend of mine set me a challenge. Could I name a favourite song for every full year of my life so far? That’s 55 for me. Tough but doable. So far you’ve had 2005 to 2014, 1995 to 2004 and 1985 to 1994. And today, for the penultimate part, here’s 1974 to 1984…

  1. 1975: Boston – More than a feeling (from Boston)
  2. 1976: Blue Oyster Cult – (Don’t fear) the Reaper (from Agents of Fortune)
  3. 1977: Electric Light Orchestra – Mr Blue Sky (from Out of the blue)
  4. 1978: The Patti Smith Group – Because the Night (from Easter)
  5. 1979: Bad Company – She brings me love (from Desolation Angels)
  6. 1980: Mahogany Rush – Mona (from What’s Next)
  7. 1981: Tom Browne – Fungi Mama (from Yours Truly)
  8. 1982: Michael Jackson – Billie Jean (from Thriller)
  9. 1983: David Bowie – China Girl (from Let’s Dance), and
  10. 1984: Bryan Adams – Summer of ’69 (from Reckless)

And the vid – this from 1977 as it was a song played to death (yet still loved) in my first year of Art College…

A song for every year #3

Jemtunes is currently taking a break from its 2015 A-Z of music with a mini-series which came about from a challenge posed by a good friend – can you name a song for every full year of your life to date? For me that means 55 tunes and as I like a challenge, Part #1 gave you 2005 to 2014, Part #2, 1995 to 2004 and Part #3 (today) 1985 to 1994.

  1. 1985: Yello – Oh Yeah (from Stella)
  2. 1986: Rolling Stones – Harlem Shuffle (from Dirty Work)
  3. 1987: ABC – When Smokey Sings (from Absolutely ABC)
  4. 1988: INXS – Devil Inside (from Kick)
  5. 1989: Tears for Fears – Woman in chains (from Tears roll down)
  6. 1990: Zucchero – Il Mare (from Zucchero)
  7. 1991: Seal – Killer (from Seal)
  8. 1992: Rage against the machine – A bullet in the head (from Rage against the machine)
  9. 1993: Paul Rodgers – Muddy Water Blues (from Muddy Water Blues) and
  10. 1994: ZZ Top – Fuzzbox Voodoo (from Antenna)

And for the Vid? The record that sold INXS to the world and gave them their best-selling tune of all. Still gives me a kick 27 years on…

A song for every year #2

Yesterday I started a new mini-series (in between the mammoth Jemtunes 2015 A-Z of music). This came about via a challenge from a good friend to name a favourite song from every full year of my life to date. For me that means 55 songs. Yesterday you got 2005 to 2014; today you have 1995 to 2004.

  1. 1995 – Simply Red: Fairground (from Life)
  2. 1996 – Underworld: Pearl’s Girl (from Second Toughest in the Infants)
  3. 1997 – Reef: Place your hands (from Glow)
  4. 1998 – ZZ Top: She’s just killing me (from Rhythmeen)
  5. 1999 – Muse: Sunburn (from Showbiz)
  6. 2000 – Nickelback: How you remind me (from Silver side up)
  7. 2001 – Eric Sardinas: Texola (from Devil’s Train)
  8. 2002 РAudioslave:  Gasoline (from Cochise)
  9. 2003 – Quantic Soul Orchestra: Hold it down (from Stampede), and
  10. 2004 – HIM – Buried alive by love (from And love said no)

And for the vid? No brainer really – particularly as I’m seeing them this weekend as a part of the 2015 leg of the Dubnobasswithmyheadman tour…

A song for every year #1

A good friend of mine has recently set me a challenge – name your favourite song for every full year of your life to date. Tricky! For me that means 55 songs but, as I like a challenge, I’ve risen to it. Here’s my starter for ten covering the years 2005 to 2014.

  1. 2005: Alabama 3 – Hello I’m Johnny Cash (from Outlaw)
  2. 2006: Arctic Monkeys – I bet you look good on the dance floor (from Whatever people say I am that’s what I’m not)
  3. 2007: Dizzy Rascal – Pussyole (from Scallywag)
  4. 2008: Camille – Money Note (from Music Hole)
  5. 2009: Dogbreath – Fit in (from Pale Face Baby)
  6. 2010: Cherry Ghost – We sleep on stones (from Beneath this Burning Shoreline)
  7. 2011: Laura Marling – Sophia (from A creature I don’t know)
  8. 2012: Band of Skulls – Lay my Head Down (from Sweet Sour)
  9. 2013: Stereophnics – Grafitti on the train (from Graffiti on the train), and
  10. 2014: Royal Blood – Figure it Out (from Royal Blood)

As far as the vid is concerned, well I’ve ummed and aaahed about this for quite a while, but will have to go for this one…

December Download

Every month I put together an MP3 playlist for my i-Pod compiled from downloaded tunes and other tracks I’ve come across. Mostly new but some old, they form an eclectic mix of tunes to last until the next one. Here’s what I’ve added to that for December 2014.

[1] Samantha Fish – Money to burn

[2] J.P. Soars – More Bees than Honey (from the rather excellent album of the same name from 2011)
[3] Rival Sons – Electric Man
[4] Slash (ft Myles Kennedy) – Bent to fly
[5] Corobot – Nowhere to hide
[6] Lionise – Breather
[7] The Zico Chain – New Romantic

We caught The Zico Chain as first support to Royal Blood in Brighton on 20 December (review here). This track is from their 2014 debut album “The devil in your heart”.

[8] Marmozets – Good Days
[9] Purple – Wallflower
[10] Buzzcocks – Third Dimension (We saw The Buzzcocks again at Brighton’s Concorde II back in October – review here)
[11] The Dispersions – 12 Monkeys
[12] Jerry Case – Beyond Eyeshot
[13] The Wave Pictures – Pea Green Coat
[14] Huw Eddy – Winter Smile
[15] Royal Southern Brotherhood – Let’s Ride, and
[16] Dread Zeppelin – Ramble On

What’s on my i-pod? (October)

Elvis

Alright! Enough already! Here’s what’s hot on my i-Pod this month – the Jemtunes MacOct playlist:

  1. Godsmack – 1000hp
  2. Slash (ft Myles Kennedy) – World on Fire
  3. Blues Pills – Ain’t no change
  4. Mok – Rule the world (see below)
  5. King Tuff – Black Moon Spell
  6. Tom Sears – Beggin you please
  7. Henry’s Funeral Shoe – Overload
  8. Slaves – Where’s your car Debbie
  9. Tom Sears – Maggie McGill
  10. The Vaselines – High tide low tide
  11. Black State Highway – Sacrifice
  12. Hotfeel – Rattlesnake
  13. Desert Suns – Space Puss
  14. Southern Gentlemen – No one loves you
  15. Son of Wine – Angel’s Gone
  16. The Datsuns – Deep Sleep