XFM's Top 1000 Songs...(989-979)


8 déc. 2010, 19h40m

989. New Rose - The Damned
Racy guitars, driving bass and throaty vocals. Punk as it should be.

988. Everything Must Go - Manic Street Preachers
90s rock revival track with immense choruses and sublime strings.

987. Crosstown Traffic - Jimi Hendrix
One of Jimi's most accessible and popular tunes - and it's easy to see why. Catchy and quick he shows how to make a rock classic in just 2 minutes 18 seconds.

986. She's Electric - Oasis
One of my favourites from Oasis showing their fun side with droll lyrics and bright chords. A soud that defined the 90s.

985. Otherside - Red Hot Chili Peppers
A moody, dark Chili's song from 2000 brilliantly depicting the thorny subject of battling drug addiction.

984. The Great Beyond - R.E.M.
Not heard this before I don't think...first thing that strikes me is the bizarre, surreal imagery. Quite hard to understand but sometimes the best songs are!

983. Spread Your Love - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
One of the best bands of the 21st century and Spread your love demonstrates why - dirty, gritty, and just plain kickass. Sounds fresh and vintage at the same time. Which other rock bands have the guts to use harmonicas these days??

982. I'm Not OK (I Promise) - My Chemical Romance
A song that seemed to become every teen geeks anthem. Actually sounds better to me than it did then. Take it with a pinch of salt.

981. Maybe Tomorrow - Stereophonics
Beauiful and melancholy. Kelly Jone's vocals are delicious here.

980. Every You Every Me - Placebo
This one doesn't do much for me as I generally find Placebo quite samey although i quite like the grisly lyrics here - "my body's broken, yours is bent..."

979. She's So High - Blur
Great slice of early britpop. Not as simple as it may sound on first listen - there's a lot going on here but of course the predominant part is the repeating grimy lyrics "she's so high....I want to crawl all over her" all sung in Damon Albarns wonderfully cockney accent.


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