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.

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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.

The Clash – White Riot (Starters for Ten #127) 7/10 (13)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #127: Top Ten Punk anthems: 190507

The Clash – White Riot (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 the 13th, featuring my top ten punk anthems and running between 1st and 10th May, here’s the first single from ‘The Clash’ – White Riot – released in 1977.

 

The Adverts – Gary Gilmore’s eyes (Starters for ten #124) 4/10 (13)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #124: Top Ten Punk anthems: 190504

The Adverts – Gary Gilmore’s eyes (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 the 13th, featuring my top ten punk anthems and running between 1st and 10th May, here’s Gary Gilmore’s Eyes from ‘The Adverts’. The song reached No. 18 in the UK Singles Chart in September 1977 and earned the band an appearance on Top of the Pops.

It was originally intended to be included on the band’s debut album, ‘Crossing the Red Sea with the Adverts’, but was dropped at the last minute. It has, however, been included in most subsequent reissues.

 

The Undertones – Teenage kicks (Starters for ten #123) 3/10 (13)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #123: Top Ten Punk anthems: 190503

The Undertones – Teenage Kicks (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 13th, featuring my top ten punk anthems and running between 1st and 10th May, here’s “Teenage Kicks“,  the debut single from The Undertones. Written in the summer of 1977 by the band’s principal songwriter, John O’Neill, the song was recorded on 15 June 1978 and initially released that September on the independent Belfast record label ‘Good Vibrations’, before the band—at the time unobligated to any record label—signed to Sire Records on 2 October 1978.

Sire Records subsequently obtained all copyrights to the material released upon the Teenage Kicks EP and the song was re-released as a standard vinyl single upon Sire’s own label on 14 October that year, reaching number 31 in the UK Singles Chart two weeks later.

On hearing the original ‘Good Vibrations’ release, influential Radio 1 DJ, John Peel proclaimed it as ‘…the archetypal perfect pop record…’, an accolade he maintained until his passing in 2004.

The single was not included upon the original May 1979 release of the band’s self-titled debut album but was included in the October 1979 re-release together with the band’s second single ‘Get over you’.