Tuesday, June 30, 2009

“…when she was bold and strong”

My mate Tim published his current top 10 songs over on his blog, The Fat Man and his efforts inspired me. 

Trust me on this, it’s not a simple exercise.

My first draft has taken a couple of hours on and off this afternoon between the chores. After initially building to upwards of 50 tunes I’ve finally managed to prune it to the required 10. Don’t be surprised that the 70’s and 80’s are over represented, after all they were my formative years.

In no particular order;

  1. Better man - Pearl Jam
  2. A little is enough - Pete Townsend
  3. Run to the water - Live
  4. Because the night - Patti Smith
  5. Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin
  6. Fishing for Lisa - The Feelers
  7. Imagine – John Lennon
  8. Numb - Linkin Park
  9. Creep - Radiohead
  10. The Boxer - Simon and Garfunkel


I’m finally getting back to work tomorrow after nearly 3 weeks off. It’s great to be feeling better but I’m somewhat dreading what I’ll have to deal with at the office.


  1. I only recognize two, you are correct about the formative years of a person. Mine are very different choices.

  2. great list - patti smith is a superstar :)

  3. Obviously the lists change constantly but here are my current favourites:
    Richard Thompson: Waltzing's For Dreamers
    Gorky's Zygotic Mynci - Miniature Kingdoms
    Th' Faith Healers - Sparklingly Chime
    Bach Cello Suites - Yo Yo Ma's recording
    PJ Harvey - The Piano
    REM - What's the Frequency Kenneth?
    St. Etienne - Sylvie
    Eamonn Doorley etc. - Pé in Eirinn I
    The Cure - Just Like Heaven
    Stereolab - Super-Electric

  4. Wow, great job, Lou. Your top 10 most favorite songs. That's a lot of work and thought.

    Um, all I did was click on my iTunes software and it told me my top 10 most played songs, top 25 actually.

    I'm not sure I could even come up with a list of my personal all-time favorite songs. I may have to try now.

    Great job! ;)

  5. Great idea Lou. I must say I would be hard pressed to come up with just ten. But then, I am much older, har.

  6. Well I am just a little older than you...really...but I am totally in love with the 60's rock. Not the soft Beach Boys stuff blech. But Eric Burdon and the Animals, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Ritchie Havens, Santana, Screamin Ray Hawkins,The Doors, Joe Cocker, Wilson Pickett, Seeds, The Guess Who.
    Oh and there was that unfortunate fling with disco. What can I say...I like to dance.

  7. Punch: So are you going to share? I'd be interested to find out if I know many of your favs.

    sas: She is eh? She rocks!

    PV: Wow never heard of most of yours though I am also fan of The Cure.

    Tim: Yes you know me - nothing's ever easy

    Jadedj:It was hard, quite interesting though.

    Lori: lol I like JJ and Santana too and I must confess a Donna Summer song made it to my top 15 :-)

  8. Wow top 10 -- that would be hard I know of a few on the list just not sure of the order.

    Layla - Derek and the Dominos (aka Eric Clapton)
    Under Pressure - David Bowie and Queen
    Imagine - John Lennon
    With or Without You - U2

    Will think more about this and put on my own blog. Thanks for the inspiration.


Make my day and leave a comment. C'mon you can do it.