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Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Songs of my life - a song a year 1976-2009

A few years ago I started making a playlist featuring one song for each year of my life. The songs are not necessarily my favourites, but rather ones that were representative of the year for me. I have kept this list up to date, so here it is to the present day, in fact this morning - when I bought Hockey's new single 'Song Away'. Links open in Spotify.

1976Love Really Hurts Without You - Billy Ocean
1977Denis - Blondie
1978Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
1979Video Killed The Radio Star - The Buggles
1980Tell Me When My Light Turns Green - Dexys Midnight Runners
1981Just Can't Get Enough - Depeche Mode
19821999 - Prince
1983Madness - Madness
1984Together In Electric Dreams - Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder
1985Rock Me Amadeus - Falco
1986For America - Red Box
1987We Care a Lot - Faith No More
1988Happy Hour - The Housemartins
1989Song for Whoever - The Beautiful South
1990 - Swing the Mood - Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers
1991Unfinished Sympathy - Massive Attack
1992Disappointed - Electronic

1993Break From The Old Routine - Oui 3
1994Basket Case - Green Day
1995 - The Magnificent - The One World Orchestra
1996On a Rope - Rocket From The Crypt
1997 - Santa Cruz - Fatboy Slim
1998 - I Need You - Wireless
1999Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer
2000The Bad Touch - The Bloodhound Gang
2001 - Wild World - Me First And The Gimme Gimmes
2002Home and dry - Pet Shop Boys
2003You Got The Style - Athlete
2004Mr Brightside - The Killers
2005I Predict a Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
2006 - King Without A Crown - Matisyahu
2007 - Village Green Preservation Society - Kate Rusby
2009 - Song Away - Hockey

Hey, Spotify, no Jive Bunny? Tsk.

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