Lifecycle 3: Approximation of a playlist §64

1 09 2013

A partial playlist

Whilst no-one has actually asked me what I listened to during the leg ride from Nevill Holt to University Park (see this post for details of the ride) I thought I would nevertheless offer a record of some of the songs played on the way round. Not all are ideal cycling music but they worked for me.

Start! – The Jam
Lightning Bolt – Jake Bugg
Back of My Hand – Jags
There There My Dear – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
North Country Boy – Charlatans
My favourite game – The Cardigans
Rat Trap  – The Boomtown Rats
Honey Be Good  – The Bible
Good Vibrations  – The Beach Boys
Rococo – Arcade Fire
Brand New Fear  – Albino
Getinvolved-Cropped-714x355 Generals and Majors – XTC
Ship of fools  – World Party
Books  – The Teardrop Explodes
Road to nowhere – Talking Heads
You Keep Me Hangin’ On – The Supremes
Peaches – The Stranglers
Uptight (Everything’s Alright) –  Stevie Wonder
While You See a Chance – Steve Winwood
Rusholme ruffians – The Smiths
I Travel – Simple Minds
Somewhere In China – Shop Assistants
Keep On Keeping On –  The Redskins
Do you remember the first time?  – Pulp
Everest – Public Service Broadcasting
Crash – Primitives
Rocks – Primal Scream
Love Is A Bourgeois Construct  – Pet Shop Boys
I’m in love with a German film star  – The Passions
Hey Ya!  – OutKast
The Riverboat Song  – Ocean Colour Scene
Rock ‘n’ roll star –  Oasis
True faith  – New Order
These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ – Nancy Sinatra
Nowhere to Run – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Echo Beach – Martha and the Muffins
Everything must go – Manic Street Preachers
Titanium – Kraftwerk
Transmission –  Joy Division
Velvet Underground – Jonathan Richman
Tightrope –  Janelle Monáe
The Passenger – Iggy Pop
(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang  – Heaven 17
Times Like These –  Glen Campbell
Right Down the Line  – Gerry Rafferty
The Night –  Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) – Frank Wilson
Don’t Stop – Fleetwood Mac
Container drivers – The Fall
Missing (Todd Terry remix) – Everything but the Girl
One Day Like This – Elbow
Never stop – Echo and the Bunnymen
Sticky Wickets – The Duckworth Lewis Method
Pounding  – Doves
Hello, I Love You  – The Doors
River Jordan – Dog Is Dead
I’ve been to a marvellous party  – The Divine Comedy
Just Can’t Get Enough – Depeche Mode
Where Are We Now? – David Bowie
Le Freak  – Chic
The Greatest – Cat Power
Everybody’s happy nowadays – Buzzcocks
Girl from Mars – Ash
I say a little prayer – Aretha Franklin
Live & Let Die – Paul McCartney & Wings (which was playing when I crossed the finish line)

So, something there for everyone. But really just for me.

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Hair goes: approximation of a playlist §63

20 04 2013

Songs or artists concerned with hair, styles etc

(Warning – some of these are really limp…)

Straight to hell – The Clash

Live and Let Die – Paul McCartney and Wings

Beachcomber – Bobby Darin

Earth angel – Crew Cuts

We Wish You A Merry Christmas – The Weavers

True Colours – Cyndi Lauper

Headstart for happiness – The Style Council

Punka – Kenickie

Are everything – Buzzcocks

Shang-A-Lang – Bay City Rollers

Shine – Aswad

Dust Bowl – 10,000 Maniacs

Twist and shout – Deacon Blue

Monkey gone to heaven – The Pixies

Boombastic – Shaggy

It’s not the fall that hurts – Caesars

Horny – Mousse T. Vs. Hot ‘n’ Juicy

I Got You – Split Enz

Kinky afro – Happy Mondays

Suedehead – Morrissey

Dreadlock Holiday – 10cc

Don’t Call Me Baby – Voice of the Beehive





Carry on: Approximation of a Playlist §62

8 12 2012

Carry on films

Sergeant Rock – XTC
The Teacher – Big Country
Cab it up! – The Fall
I spy – Pulp
Happy Jack – The Who
Lonesome Cowboy Bill – The Velvet Underground
Screaming skin – Blondie
Doctor Jones – Aqua
You Make Loving Fun – Fleetwood Mac
Welcome To The Jungle – Guns N’ Roses
Moon River – Henry Mancini
Girls Talk – Dave Edmunds
Chim Chim Cher-ee – Dick Van Dyke
Behind The Groove – Teena Marie
A New England – Kirsty MacColl
O Come. O Come Emmanuel – Belle & Sebastian
World Before Columbus – Suzanne Vega





Bella Bella: Approximation of a Playlist §61

14 07 2012

Remembering Gregory’s Girl

Chocolate Salty Balls (P.S. I Love You) – Chef
Girls On Film – Duran Duran
Careless Love – Madeleine Peyroux
Earth Angel – The Penguins
Over The Rainbow – Judy Garland
Clocks – Coldplay
The headmaster ritual – The Smiths
Crazy Chick – Charlotte Church
Mambo Italiano – Rosemary Clooney
Date stamp – ABC
I Quit – Hepburn
The Teacher – Big Country
Susan’s House – Eels
(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang – Heaven 17
Little Drummer Boy – Bob Dylan
Shake You Down – Gregory Abbott
Teenage Kicks – The Undertones
Don’t Talk To Me About Love – Altered Images
Teenage Dirtbag – Weetus





Literary pretenstions: approximation of a playlist §60

2 06 2012

Literary pretensions – songs pinching or very closely linked to the titles of books or poems

Atrocity Exhibition    – Joy Division

Lost Weekend   – Lloyd Cole & the Commotions

She   –  Peter Skellern

Tobacco Road   –    Nashville Teens

Cecilia   –  Simon & Garfunkel

Thunderball   –  Tom Jones

Up the junction   –  Squeeze

Venus in furs   –  The Velvet Underground & Nico

Charlotte Sometimes   –  The Cure

There she goes, my beautiful world    – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

Xanadu  –  Electric Light Orchestra

Wuthering Heights    – Kate Bush

Dr Faustus   –  The Fall

Arabian Knights  –  Siouxsie & the Banshees

Killing an Arab    – The Cure

Sex Crime (1984)    Eurythmics

Guns Of Navarone    – The Specials

Great Expectations –   New Model Army





Do the Math: Approximation of a Playlist §59

23 02 2012

Songs featuring something to do with mathematics

Summer Of ’69 – Bryan Adams
He’s frank (slight return) – The Monochrome Set
Birthday – Sugarcubes
Smile like you mean it – The Killers
Going Back To My Roots – Odyssey
Sign O’ The Times – Prince
Green shirt – Elvis Costello
Get It On – The Power Station
You’re So Square (Baby I Don’t Care) – Buddy Holly
1999 – Binary Finary
Heart and soul – Joy Division
Mornings eleven – The Magic Numbers
Identity – X-Ray Spex
American Pie – Don McLean
Bizarre love triangle – New Order
Circle In The Sand – Belinda Carlisle
Perfect – Fairground Attraction
Multiplication – Bobby Darin
When Will I See You Again – The Three Degrees
What’s the frequency Kenneth? – REM
The Magic Number – De La Soul
Concrete and Clay – Unit Four Plus Two





At the pool: Approximation of a playlist §58

27 10 2011

Songs referencing swimming, pools etc

Sex Bomb – Mousse T. and Tom Jones
Suzie Q – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Last nite – The Strokes

The Changingman – Paul Weller
Splish Splash – Bobby Darin
Pretty Butterfly – Andy Williams
Give Me Just A Little More Time – Chairmen Of The Board
Love On Your Side – Thompson Twins
Everybody’s changing – Keane
Water On Glass – Kim Wilde
Infinity – The XX
Slowdive – Siouxsie and the Banshees
Nightswimming – REM
Twisting By The Pool – Dire Straits
Slip Slidin’ Away – Paul Simon








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