Thursday 5 May 2022

My 100 Favourite Songs - Part 3

Part 3 of my Top 100 Favourite Songs, the first 80 of which I have listed in no particular order. I hope you enjoy this week's selection!

Part 1 HERE

Part 2 HERE

Hole Hearted - Extreme (1991)

(Also, a chance to lust over Gary Cherone, or Nuno Bettencourt if the 90s long hair and lycra cycling shorts look is more your bag.  Or the one with the long blond lion's mane.  Something for everyone, ha ha!)

Porcelain - Moby (1999)

Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover - Sophie B Hawkins (1992)

I do love a song of obsession!

Rescue Me - Fontella Bass (1965)

Oh I Wept - Free (1970)

One of the most emotive songs ever....

You Oughta Know - Alanis Morissette (1995)

The Girl From Ipanema - Astrud Gilberto with Stan Getz (1965)

Just so beautifully 1960s :)

Don't know why I love this, I just do.  The whole album was good, but this is the stand-out, I think.

Takes me straight back to autumn 1976 when I was pretending to be at art school (by which I mean I didn't go that often)

I had a boyfriend for a few years who played David Gray like I watch The Walking Dead.  I got to love a lot of them too - this is my favourite.

There was always something about Free that 'spoke' to me, even when I was 11 or 12.  This one makes me want to hitch down a dusty road at sunset in 1972.  
Thinking about it, lots of my choices reflect this desire!

The original and best, preferable to any other version - including the ones on those motion-activated singing fish (below).  Yes, I used to have one too.  Seeing someone's face the first time they walked past it never got old!

From Done With Mirrors, an underrated album.  Soo-ooo hard to pick favourite Aero tracks too - more to come, fear not!

Old Man - Neil Young (1972)

(Dollar dollar bill y'all)

Feel Like Makin' Love - Bad Company (1975)

Ah, happy memories of so many gigs in rock chick days!!!  This was at Donington, 1990 - I'm in the crowd somewhere!

My sister with Danny and Luke in some pub.  She just happened to be wearing her Thunder t-shirt :)


  1. Nice one, Tel! I love a few of them also, though I wouldn't go and see Neil Young if he was appearing over the road from me!

    1. Yeah but Gary Cherone - phwoooooarrrr! I agree, re Neil Young, I just love that song.

  2. Some crackers here TT. I agree with both of you re Neil Young, but I love that whole album. I love Crosby, Stills and Nash but not when Neil Young was with them. Bad Company, Free, the Climax Blues Band and Steppenwolf...excellent! Looking forward to your next lot now.

    1. Yes, Neil Young does seem somewhat up his own arse, doesn't he??!! The Climax Blues Band was a late addition - it popped up on YouTube and I thought, oh yes, I LOVED that!

  3. Guess we're on a different wave length music-wise, but you are younger than me lol
    One exception - I love David Grey and White Ladder is my favourite, too. I drive my husband crackers with it.

    1. Yes, he's great, isn't he? I first heard the Dead in the Water album - I love that title track too. As for different tastes - mine are always going to be mainly rock orientated, though almost half of the whole 100 are from the 1970s, so still your era!!!

    2. Yes, and there are a few on your list that I like. I'm a rock fan, too. But I admit to being stuck in a time warp with music. I lost interest in the music scene in the 90s. And I can't stand rap!!!

    3. I know what you mean - in the whole 100 I think there are only 4 songs from this century! And they're things I just happen to have heard; I stopped being interested in the general music scene in the 90s too, but I used to go to loads of rock gigs and festivals, etc, from 1989 - 1994-ish so was up on what was going on in the rock world. Also, I used to have MTV on at home, especially the rock shows.

      As for rap, I've always hated it too. But I've seen a few programmes about the Wu-Tang Clan in the last few years, and I've started to appreciate how the melody works so well with the words, and it as an art form generally.