THE FRIDAY FIVE – 8.3.2013

1. Stereophonics – Dakota
2. Simple Minds – Broken Glass Park
3. Biffy Clyro – Black Chandelier
4. David Bowie – These Stars (Are Out Tonight)
5. Nina Nesbitt – Boy

It’s International Women’s Day, you quite fancy a chart for the women whose music we have enjoyed, and inspired.

FIVE SONGS BY FEMALE SINGERS

1. Stevie Nicks – Edge Of Seventeen
2. Dusty Springfield – Sone Of A Preacher Man
3. Madonna – Rain
4. Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time
5. Carly Simon – Nobody Does It Better

FIVE SONGS BY GIRL GROUPS

1. The Bangles – Manic Monday
2. The Ronettes – Be My Baby
3. Girls Aloud – The Promise
4. Strawberry Switchblade – Since Yesterday
5. The Pipettes – Pull Shapes

FIVE SONGS WITH GIRLS NAMES

1. The Killers – Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine
2. Dion – Runaround Sue
3. Glasvegas – Geraldine
4. The Who- Pictures Of Lily
5. Suggs -Cecilia

FIVE SONGS WITH GIRL/WOMAN IN THE TITLE

1. Tori Amos – Cornflake Girl
2. White Town – Your Woman
3. Billy Joel – Uptown Girl
4. Cliff Richard – Devil Woman
5. Garbage – Stupid Girl

THE FRIDAY FIVE – 25.5.2012

1. Alex Clare – Too Close
2. Gotye – Eyes Wide Open
3. Ben Howard – Only Love
4. Little Boots – Headphones
5. General Fiasco – Rebel Get By

It’s Eurovision!!!! Oh yes, it’s that time of year. When Englebert Humperdink was announced, I did a Eurovision Top Five. It would be rude to let this weekend pass without a chart, so here’s the Top Five from last year.

FIVE EUROVISION 2011 SONGS

1. A Friend In London – New Tomorrow
2. Anna Rossinelli – In Love For A While
3. Jedward – Lipstick
4. Getter Jaani – Rockefeller Street
5. Lucia Perez – Que Mi Quiten Lo Bialao

This week saw the unveiling of the trailer for the new James Bond movie. So, in honour of this, here’s a Top Five of Bond themes.

FIVE BOND THEMES

1. Carly Simon – Nobody Does It Better
2. Duran Duran – View To A Kill
3. Louis Armstrong – We Have All The Time In The World
4. Alicia Keys and Jack White – Another Way To Die
5. Chris Cornell – You Know My Name

It’s Paul Weller’s birthday today. I only know this because I saw it on Twitter. So, in honour of this, here’s a Top Five of Paul Weller solo songs.

FIVE PAUL WELLER SONGS

1. Changing Man
2. Mermaids
3. Sunflower
4. Instant Karma
5. From The Floorboards Up

This Monday sees Noel Gallagher’s birthday, so here’s the Top Five from his solo album, which I can’t urge you enough to buy.

PS : As a side note, i’ve applied for tickets to see him at Itunes Festival. Hopefully, if I do win, I get enough notice to get flights arranged, unlike when I won Manics tickets last year.

FIVE NOEL GALLAGHER SONGS

1. AKA ……. What A Life
2. I Wanna Live In A Dream
3. Everybody’s On The Run
4. AKA …… Broken Arrow
5. Stop The Clocks

Well, this week saw us have our one week of Summer and Sunshine. So, in honour of this, here’s five sun and five summer songs, to cheer you up when it starts pissing rain next week.

FIVE SUN SONGS

1. Crowded House – Distant Sun
2. Zoe – Sunshine On A Rainy Day
3. The Beatles – Here Comes The Sun
4. Elliott Minor – Solaris
5. Jamiroquai – Seven Days In Sunny June

FIVE SUMMER SONGS

1. Don Henley – Boys Of Summer
2. Bananarama – Cruel Summer
3. Lovin Spoonful – Summer In The City
4. Lostprophets – Last Summer
5. Squeeze – This Summer

THE FRIDAY FIVE – 25.11.2011

1. Florence and the Machine – What The Water Gave Me
2. Beyonce – Love On Top
3. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Everybody’s On The Run
4. Ken Dodd – Happiness
5. Caro Emerald – The Other Woman

As last week was Movie Week on X-Factor, I suppose I might as well have a movie chart.

As ever, with X-Factor themes, they appeared to make it up ast hey go along, often having to explain what movie it came from. Surely if it was a well known song, they wouldn’t need to explain it.

The best pisstake was when Marcus Collins sang ‘Higher And Higher’ by Jackie Wilson …….. from Ghostbusters.

The song was used only as a snippet in a scene where they are performing experiments on goo. Hardly the theme tune of the movie.

FIVE MOVIE SONGS

1. Carly Simon – Nobody Does It Better
2. Simple Minds – Don’t You Forget About Me
3. Harald Faltermeyer – Axel F
4. Tom Petty – Walls
5. Joe Esposito – You’re The Best Around

Meanwhile, BBC4 are showing a documentary on Prince on Friday night. And to think, some people are thinking of getting rid of BBC4.

I love the music documentaries that are on BBC4 every week, and the theme nights, and the icing on the cake, the Top Of The Pops repeats from 1976.

In short, BBC4 is bloody wonderful. So here, is a Top Five Prince Songs.

FIVE PRINCE SONGS

1. Prince – Gold
2. Prince – Batdance
3. Prince – Raspberry Beret
4. The Bangles – Manic Monday
5. Prince – 1999

This week saw the 14th anniversary of the death of Michael Hutchence. I’ve left out the majestic ‘Afterglow’, recorded with JD Fortune in 2006, but I suggest you check out that song, to focus on songs with Hutchence

FIVE INXS SONGS

1. Baby Don’t Cry
2. New Sensation
3. Beautiful Girl
4. Mystify
5. Disappear