I love reading the top lists of other people, whether it be music, books or film, since it helps me discover new music. This page gathers together the forty essays I wrote on my Top 40 songs. Maybe you’ve never heard of Beirut or U.N.K.L.E but if you give them a listen perhaps you’ll find some music you like.

1. Elvis Costello – Oliver’s Army

2. Manic Street Preachers – A Design for Life

3. You Am I – Berlin Chair

4. Beirut – Sunday Smile

5. The Smiths – This Charming Man

6. Madness – Night Boat to Cairo

7. PJ Harvey – Dress

8. Interpol – Mammoth

9. Faith No More – Everything’s Ruined

10. Lush – Ladykillers

11. Depeche Mode – Enjoy the Silence

12. Blondie – Atomic

13. The Clash – London Calling

14. The Cure – Primary

15. Abba – Dancing Queen

16. Suede – Animal Nitrate

17. Roxy Music – Same Old Scene

18. Squeeze – Cool for Cats

19. Smashing Pumpkins – 1979

20. Muse – Knights of Cydonia

21. Pixies – Alec Eiffel

22. Wire – Eardrum Buzz

23. Presidents of the United States of America – Peaches

24. Motörhead – Bomber

25. The Prodigy – Smack My Bitch Up

26. Grace Jones – Walking in the Rain

27. N*E*R*D – Lapdance

28. Public Image Limited – Public Image

29. Fishbone – Sunless Saturday

30. The Buzzcocks – What Do I Get

31. Kate Bush – Sat in your Lap

32. The Stranglers – (Get A) Grip (On Yourself)

33. Foo Fighters – The Pretender

34. Rick James – Super Freak

35. U.N.K.L.E. – Chemistry

36. Cheap Trick – Dream Police

37. The Pretenders – Brass in Pocket

38. Frank Zappa – Valley Girl

39. Visage – Fade to Grey

40. Rammstein – Wollt ihr das bett in flammen sehen

And I am sad there is no place for Primal Scream, XTC, The Sex Pistols, The Jam, Kaiser Chiefs, Killing Joke, Radiohead, The Sugarcubes or Sonic Youth’s Kool Thing, when I could have played this video from Simple Men:

 

“I can’t stand the quiet!”

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