The Stranglers – Peaches (Starters for Ten #280) 10.10.28

Starters for Ten 2019 – #280: Top Ten 1970’s numbers: 191007

The Stranglers – Peaches (1977)

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.

Concluding my 28th top ten – my top ten 1970’s numbers – here’s Peaches from The Stranglers, released in 1977.

Next up – starting tomorrow – my top ten drumming tracks.


The 2019 ‘Starters for Ten’ series features:
[1] Jan 1-10: Top Ten Blues Rock Stonkers
[2] Jan 10-20: Top Ten Led Zeppelin Tracks
[3] Jan 21-30: Top Ten Spinetinglers
[4] Jan 31-Feb 9: Top Ten Underworld Tracks
[5] Feb 10-19: Top Ten Acoustic Tracks
[6] Feb 20-Mar 1: Top Ten Queen Tracks
[7] Mar 2-11: Top Ten Live Tracks
[8] Mar 12-21: Top Ten Classical pieces
[9] Mar 22-31: Top Ten Soul tracks
[10] April 1-10: Top Ten Classic Rock tracks
[11] April 11-20: Top Ten ‘Ten Years After’ numbers
[12] April 12-30: Top Ten ‘Talking Heads’ tracks
[13] May 1-10: Top Ten Punk Anthems
[14] May 11-20: Top Ten Rock numbers
[15] May 21-30: Top Ten Boogie tracks
[16] May 31-June 9: Top Ten Lurve songs
[17] June 10-19: Top Ten Driving Tracks
[18] June 20-29: Top Ten Britpop/invasion tracks
[19] June 30-July 9: Top Ten Jimi Hendrix numbers
[20] July 10-19: Top Ten 2018 tunes
[21] July 20-29: Top Ten Sunday Morning tracks
[22] July 30-August 8: Top Ten Fleetwood Mac tracks
[23] August 9-18: Top Ten 2017 tunes
[24] August 19-28: Top Ten Saturday night numbers
[25] August 29-September 7: Top Ten ZZ Top tracks
[26] September 8-17: Top Ten 2016 tunes
[27] September 18-27: Top Ten 1960’s numbers
[28] September 28-October 7: Top Ten 1970’s numbers
[29] October 8-17: Top Ten drumming tracks

The Sex Pistols – Pretty Vacant (Starters for Ten #277) 7.10.28

Starters for Ten 2019 – #277: Top Ten 1970’s numbers: 191004

The Sex Pistols – Pretty Vacant (1977)

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 my 28th top ten – featuring my top ten 1970’s numbers – here’s Pretty Vacant from The Sex Pistols, released in 1977.

Jilted John – Jilted John (Starters for Ten #232) 2.10.24

Starters for Ten 2019 – #232: Top Ten Saturday night numbers: 190820

Jilted John – Jilted John (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 24th – running between 19 and 28 August and featuring my top ten Saturday night numbers – here’s Jilted John’s Jilted John from April 1978.

The Buzzcocks – Ever fallen in love (Starters for Ten #153) 3/10 (16)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #153: Top Ten Lurve songs: 190602

The Buzzcocks – Ever fallen in love (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 Ever fallen in love with someone you shouldn’t’ve?, written by the late Pete Shelley in 1977 and released by The Buzzcocks in 1978.

Sham 69 – If the kids are united (Starters for Ten #130) 10/10 (13)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #130: Top Ten Punk anthems: 190510

Sham 69 – If the kids are united (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.

Concluding the 13th – my top ten punk anthems – here’s If the kids are united released by Sham 69 in 1978 with ‘Sunday Morning Nightmare’ on the b-side. It reached No.9 on the UK singles charts.

The 2019 ‘Starters for Ten’ series features:
[1] Jan 1-10: Top Ten Blues Rock Stonkers
[2] Jan 10-20: Top Ten Led Zeppelin Tracks
[3] Jan 21-30: Top Ten Spinetinglers
[4] Jan 31-Feb 9: Top Ten Underworld Tracks
[5] Feb 10-19: Top Ten Acoustic Tracks
[6] Feb 20-Mar 1: Top Ten Queen Tracks
[7] Mar 2-11: Top Ten Live Tracks
[8] Mar 12-21: Top Ten Classical pieces
[9] Mar 22-31: Top Ten Soul tracks
[10] April 1-10: Top Ten Classic Rock tracks
[11] April 11-20: Top Ten ‘Ten Years After’ numbers
[12] April 12-30: Top Ten ‘Talking Heads’ tracks
[13] May 1-10: Top Ten Punk Anthems
[14] May 11-20: Top Ten Rock numbers

The Damned – New Rose (Starters for ten #129) 9/10 (13)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #129: Top Ten Punk anthems: 190509

The Damned – New Rose (1976)

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 13th, featuring my top ten punk anthems and running between 1st and 10th May, here’s New Rose, the debut single from “The Damned’ released in 1976.

The Skids – Into the Valley (Starters for Ten #128) 8/10 (13)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #128: Top Ten Punk anthems: 190508

The Skids – Into the Valley (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 13th, featuring my top ten punk anthems and running between 1st and 10th May, here’s Into the Valley, the 1979 single from ‘The Skids’, taken from their “Scared to Dance” album. Written by Richard Jobson and Stuart Adamson,  It reached number 10 in the UK Singles Chart on the week ending 24 March 1979.