I was asked to embark on the challenge of compiling a list of the
top ten for this Christmas I thought "Ahhhhh...THAT'S EASY!"
six decades of music to choose from, it seems almost unfair to compile
a top ten - so even though these are numbered 10 through 1, they
all deserve the top spot on my list.
The Proclaimers: 500 Miles
Now I don't know if it's their funny glasses or the happy-go-lucky
melody to this one that gets people dancing like a flea on petrol,
but it's a tune that's guanteed to either completely get on your
nerves or get you acting like a pillock. NB The dah-dah-dah-dah's
are after verse 2, OK? Listen out for that one next time your at
KC & The Sunshine Band: Give It Up
Now here's one of those tune's that always left me thinking "What
on earth is this song called...". Two months ago I found out
and have been playing it to death ever since. Another cheesy centre
just like the Proclaimers I guess - and a few others coming up later
in my all-time top ten. Na-na na-na na-na...
Tight Fit: In The Jungle
Now here's a song you won't often hear being played at 800W! A cracking
tune that more and more people seem to like, the more you play it!
And who seems to like it most of all? Those in their 20's. Simon
Cowell eat your heart out!
terrible hairstyles didn't hold the Brummy band back
The Foundations: Build Me Up Buttercup
This has got to be the big anthem of 2002! Don't ask me why but
it seems that if you're not playing it, you're being requested to
do so. And those asking won't give up (and all seem to be in their
Van Morrison: Brown Eyed Girl
A song that would have definitely clinched the number one spot last
year. An all-rounder - not a huge dance floor filler, but good enough
to play to any crowd. All together with the chorus now...
Mad House: Like A Prayer
Remember this one from Madonna. Just when we thought about playing
the Vogue collection again this young and dancing group called Mad'
House decided to cover not just one, but all of Madonna's hits.
The beats to this song are just incredible. It's really preserved
the old feel, the girl who sings it sounds like Madonna and it's
got a pretty tasty bass line too. :-)
Status Quo: Fun Fun Fun
Who said the oldun's are the best? Why not take the oldun's and
make them newun's? Because that's exactly what Status Quo did a
few years back with this Beach Boys classic. And a pretty good job
of it they did too. Just listen to that way it builds up...
Katrina & the Waves: Walking On Sunshine
Still an all-time feel-good factor favourite to warm up any dark
and dingy winters day. It's still one I would use to kick off a
night if I want people on the dance floor from disc 1. And the younger
ones will always help out on the "Woo-oh's".
Bryan Adams: Summer Of '69
It seems that every time I play this song it just gets better and
better. From the moment you press play you're hit with this incredible
reverberated drum beat and overdriven guitar riff. Just a lush track
all around. And why did they ever fade such a classic?
Bonjovi: Livin' On A Prayer
It's a loud, end of the night, 10+ pint track. It has still got
to be top of my list, however, because who doesn't really like it?
Name and address please if you've never joined in to the chorus
of this one.
that concludes my top ten all-time greatest...but as it's Christmas...
Merry Xmas Everyone
Still an all-time classic to scream out at the top of your voice
at Christmas. Overplayed? Yes - but why not? IT'S CHRISTMAS!