XFM's Top 1000 Songs... (1000-990)


6 dec 2010, 21:03

...of all time.
Ok for some reason I've decided to start this mammoth task of listening to all the songs on the list - partly through being fed up of listening to the same songs all the time, wanting to hear so called classics that I've never actually listened to, rediscover stuff, and just to see if the list is any good!
This is going to require dozens of journal entries but I'll try and do them in some sort of batch. Here we go....

1000. Sound and Vision - David Bowie
As you might guess from looking at my top artists I already know and love this song. Very interesting track with sparse lyrics combined with an upbeat, chirpy melody.

999. This Ain't A Scene,It's An Arms Race - Fall Out Boy
Personally I don't like Fall Out Boy but I suppose this is a good singalong type of thing for pop rock fans.

998. Where Is My Mind? - Pixies
Never heard this one before (as Bowie said "the best band you've never heard of" although, I have heard of them). I like this track with the dark refrain of "where is my mind...?" and the anthemic choruses. Nice use of bass.

997. The Bitter End - Placebo
Energetic yet lyrically dark (as the title suggests) and still radio friendly.

996. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd don't really do much for me but I love the mournful guitar and poignant lyrics on this classic which has clearly had an influence on so many songs since.

995. Map of the Problematique - Muse
Dramatic, theatrical, epic. Everything you would expect from Muse.

994. Two Doors Down - Mystery Jets
Fantastic song that uses far too many keyboards and horns to not belong in the 80s. Classic indiepop tale of "young love" (see what I did there?..) which always has me singing and dancing.

993. Set The Fire To The Third Bar - Snow Patrol feat. Martha Wainwright
Gorgeous, haunting single from Snow Patrol's Eye's Open album with Martha Wainwright dueting on vocals. Deserves top spot in their ballads list - miles ahead of Chasing Cars.

992.Leaders of the Free World - Elbow
Angry and heavy, this song really packs a punch and will strike a chord with most who are "sick of working for a living..."

991. La Tristesse Durera - Manic Street Preachers
Apparetly about Vincent Van Gough. Fresh, cool track from the Manics.

990. Devils Haircut - Beck
90s classic that mixes rock with danceable beats brilliantly. With some distorted screaming thrown in at the end.


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