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Only 1 BS song allowed, as I would like to see what other lakers musical tastes are - Mine

1 - When An old Cricketer Leaves The Crease - Roy Harper

2 - Another Day - Roy Harper

3 - Twelve Hours of Sunset - Roy Harper - These 3 set in stone the rest more fluid.

4 - Western Stars - BS

5 - Like A Hurricane - Neil Young

6 - People Ain't No Good - Nick Cave

7 - Nightporter - Japan

8 - Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell

9 - Long Hot Summer - Style Council

10 - You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller

 

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Little Children – Billy J Kramer With The Dakotas My earliest music related memory, indeed maybe my earliest memory, is getting a picture of Billy J Kramer with coupons cut from packets of tea. M

Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen  Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits  Where the streets have no name - U2 When You Walk in the Room - The Searchers  Take me home country roads - John

sorry, but I'm going 1 + 10 (Thunder road – Bruce)   Deeper Water – Paul Kelly Bow River – Cold Chisel Over the hills and far away – Led Zeppelin The day I tried to live

1.This Old Heart of Mine - The Isley Brothers

2.Once Around The Block - Badly Drawn Boy

3.Beautiful Day - U2

4.Island In The Sun - Weezer

5.Tracks of My Tears - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

6.Young Americans - David Bowie

7.Dancing in The Moonlight - Toploader

8.Read My Mind - The Killers

9.Love Really Hurts Without You - Billy Ocean

10.Prove it All Night - Unknown

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Hard to pick 10 but off the top of my head. 
 

1.  E Street Shuffle-BS

2. LA Woman -The Doors

3. California Sun - The Rivieras

4. Tombstone Shadow - CCR

5. Little Deuce Coupe - The Beach Biys

6. Surf City - Jan and Dean

7. Share the Land - The Guess Who

8. Snowblind Friend - Steppenwolf  

9  Ramblin’ Gamblin Man - Bob Seger

10  Souths Gonna Do It Again - Charlie Daniels Band  

Hard not to include “I Wish it Would Rain” by the Temptations. 

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1. Badlands- Bruce

2. Rock Bottom - UFO 

3. Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers- ZZ Top

4. All Along the Watchtower- Jimi

5. Mistaken for Stranger - The National

6. Mr. Brightside - The Killers

7. Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2

8. 2112- Rush

9. The Green Manalishi  - Judas Priest 

10. Fairies Wear Boots - Black Sabbath 

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A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum

Be My Baby - Ronettes

Da Doo Ron Ron - Crystals

Like  A Rolling Stone - Bob

Promised Land - Bruce

I'm Your Puppet - James and Bobby Purify

Steven - Alice Cooper

We Belong To The Night - Ellen Foley

Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House

Run For Home - Lindisfarne.

 

 

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1/ Stairway to Heaven ; Led Zeppelin

2/ Jungleland; Bruce Springsteen

3/ Forever Young; Bob Dylan

4/ Wicheta Lineman; Glen Campbell

5/ Bridge over troubles water; Simon and Garfunkel

6/ I just can't help believing; Elvis Presley

7/ Whole lotta Rosie; AC/DC

8/ Love's been good to me; Frank Sinatra

9/ All of my Heart; ABC

10/ True; Spandau Ballet

 

Quite a diversre selection there i'm sure you will agree.

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1. Darkness - Bruce

2. Mogwai Fear Satan - Mogwai

3. Voodoo Chile - Jimi Hendrix; not Slight Return

4. Like A Hurricane - Neil Young

5. Tupelo - Nick Cave

6. Blues X Man - The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

7. Radar - Morphine

8. Hjernen er alene - deLillos

9. Her Kommer Vinteren - Jokke & Valentinerne

10. Get Me Away From Here, I'm Dying - Belle & Sebastian

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Way too hard and could have many more.

The River -  Bruce

God Only Knows - Beach Boys

Classical Gas - Mason williams

America - Simon & Garfunkel

Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks

Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell

Walk Away Renee - Four Tops

In My Life - The Beatles

Sister Golden Hair - America

Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson

 

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1 hour ago, stillilllife said:

I'm not familiar with the term lifer though. Does it mean songs that you can't live without and that have made a difference in your life?

That's how I took it. And I don't really like making definitive lists but thinking it over a bit I'm not sure a Bruce song would make the top ten.

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In no real order; fine lines and all that.

 

Bruce:: NYCS

Santana: Carnival  / let the children play

Bob Seger: Night moves

New order: Superheated

Meat loaf: For crying out load

Darlene love: All alone at Xmas

Ramones: A wanna be sedated 

Undertones: Jimmy Jimmy

Elvis Costello: Book of love

James: Gone baby gone.

 

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2 hours ago, Jimmy James said:

 

3. Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers- ZZ Top

 

Beer Drinkers and He’ll Raisers is a great one. Almost put “Heard it on the X” on the list. 

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1 hour ago, MacBruce said:

 

7/ Whole lotta Rosie; AC/DC

Quite

Great one, Love Rosie, always fun in concert. Considered Jailbreak on the list. 

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9 minutes ago, Stranger in town said:

In no real order; fine lines and all that.

 

Bruce:: NYCS

Santana: Carnival  / let the children play

Bob Seger: Night moves

New order: Superheated

Meat loaf: For crying out load

Darlene love: All alone at Xmas

Ramones: A wanna be sedated 

Undertones: Jimmy Jimmy

Elvis Costello: Book of love

James: Gone baby gone.

 

Bob Seger made your list and your username is Stranger in Town. I think I detect a theme. 

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Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen 

Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits 

Where the streets have no name - U2

When You Walk in the Room - The Searchers 

Take me home country roads - John Denver 

Words of Love - Buddy Holly 

In the Ghetto - Elvis 

Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison 

Close to you - The Carpenters 

Pour que tu m'aimes encore - Celine Dion 

 

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1 Jungleland- Bruce

2 Only the Good Die Young- Billy Joel

3 Rock the Casbah -The Clash

4 Ghost Town -The Specials

5 Fields of Gold - Sting

6 Sitting on the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding

7 Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran

8 Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams

9 Cry Tough - Nils Lofgren

10 Going Home - Mary Fahl

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, stillilllife said:

I'm not familiar with the term lifer though. Does it mean songs that you can't live without and that have made a difference in your life?

If you're serving a life sentence and can only hear ten songs? Sort of Desert Island Disks in orange pyjamas.

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Lifer, is bird watching terminology for a new tick or new species  never seen before, In this case I'm asking for a top ten list of your best loved songs that you have carried with you for long periods of your life. I know I've included WS in mine which is barely a year old but I'm confident this song will stand the test of time.

Fick it, I left off, We've Only Just Begun - The Carpenters

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It'll probably change tomorrow......

 

Thunder Road -BS

The Waterboys -Fishermans Blues

Motorhead -Overkill

Kate Bush -Wuthering Heights

Pink Floyd - Wish you Were Here

The Cult -Spiritwalker

Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven

Guns n Roses-You Could be Mine.

David Bowie- Heroes

Lynyrd Skynyrd -Freebird

 

 

 

 

 

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Living On The Edge of The Night - Iggy Pop
Perfect - Fairground Attraction
Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
Don't Get Me Wrong - The Pretenders
One Way or Another  - Blondie
I Beg Your Pardon  - Lynn Anderson  
All I Wanna Do - Sheryl Crow
Take it Easy - Eagles
What A Feeling - Flashdance  
Dancing in the Dark 
 

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Little Children – Billy J Kramer With The Dakotas

My earliest music related memory, indeed maybe my earliest memory, is getting a picture of Billy J Kramer with coupons cut from packets of tea. My parents had very few pop records, but did have the Little Children EP, so I guess this was my earliest favourite record. Thirty years later I got to see him a few times on 60s package shows.

 

I’ll Get You – The Beatles

Maybe a strange choice for a huge Beatles fan. I was too young in the 1960s, although I was always aware of their existence and had one of those little plastic guitars that would be worth a fair bit of money in good condition today. Another of the rare pop records my parents owned was She Loves You, but I always liked the B side. It wasn’t until the late 1970s and 1980s that I became an obsessive and remember buying 1967-1970 from my first salary.

 

Where Do You Go To My Lovely? – Peter Sarstedt

As I started listening to the radio and getting into music this was an early favourite of mine. I saw him a few times later on, mostly as part of the 60s package shows which started in the mid 1980s. However I also saw him play a show with his brother Clive (AKA Robin) at Leeds City Varieties for an audience of probably 35 or so people and got to have a chat with him in the bar afterwards.

 

Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O’Sullivan

In the early 1970s I listened to the radio as much as I could, either Radio 1 or, in the evening, the notorious fading signal of Radio Luxembourg. So many songs are evocative of that era, I could have picked Without You, anything by The Carpenters or many others that take me back to that time of my life, but this one by Gilbert O’Sullivan seems to stand out as being especially evocative of that time.

 

Rock and Roll I Gave You The Best Years Of My Life – Kevin Johnson

No particular story, just one of my all-time favourite records.

 

Kathy’s Song (Paul Simon Songbook version) – Paul Simon

In 1975 Radio 1 ran a six part series ‘Simon & Garfunkel – Together & Alone’ which led to me becoming obsessed with their music. Much as I loved their joint records, there was something about Paul’s stripped down solo versions that appealed to me. I’ve chosen Kathy’s Song, despite it being much the same as the S&G version, as I still consider it to be one of Paul’s finest songs.

 

Scenes From An Italian Restaurant – Billy Joel

A record this length was a rarity on daytime Radio 1, however I heard it one day and it intrigued me enough that I later found myself standing in Vallance’s electrical store holding a copy of The Stranger trying to decide whether to spend the grand sum of £3.79 (or was it £3.29?). I bought it, took it home and listened to this track through headphones. I soon had his earlier albums and bought all the subsequent ones as they were released. A great live performer who I first saw at Wembley Arena in 1984, the show prior to the one that was broadcast on BBC TV.

 

Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen

I was lying in bed one Saturday morning when this came on the radio. I thought it was fantastic and went to the little record shop in town later that morning and bought the album. From little acorns …..

 

Sequel – Harry Chapin

Like most UK Chapin fans I discovered his music via DJ Noel Edmonds. I knew, and liked, songs like WOLD, Cats In The Cradle and Flowers Are Red, but it was Noel Edmonds playing Sequel every week in late 1980 on his Sunday morning show that prompted me and a friend to start to investigate his music properly. I got to see Harry live a month or two later at Leeds University and, the following night, at York University, the first touring American artist I ever saw, beating Bruce by around four months. Sadly that was his last UK tour and he died a few months later. Having met him, his death probably hit me harder than John Lennon

 

Meet Me On The Corner – Lindisfarne

For many years Lindisfarne were the act which I’d seen live most times, starting with a show at Leeds Grand Theatre the week before those Harry Chapin concerts in 1981. I saw them support Bob Dylan and Santana at St James’ Park then enjoyed so many of their Christmas Shows through the second half of the 1980s and into the 1990s. Meet Me On The Corner was another song that is so evocative of that period growing up in the early 1970s, that it probably remains my favourite.

 

 

These aren’t intended to be my ten favourite records, but are special for the reasons stated. I would have liked to have included something by The Searchers (who I’ve seen as often as Bruce), The Carpenters (Karen’s voice makes me melt), Martyn Joseph and others. I’d also have liked to include something from Jesus Christ Superstar, the first of that type of show I ever saw which blew me away and is still one of my favourite shows.

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