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Fraser McAlpine | 10:09 UK time, Sunday, 24 October 2010

Dan Black - 'U + Me'
Chikinki - 'Assassinator 13'
Kassidy - 'Night In The Box'
Massive Attack - 'Teardrop'
Admiral Fallow - 'Subbuteo' (via BBC Introducing)
The Neil Richardson Orchestra - 'The Riviera Affair'
Simple Kid - 'Serotonin'
Hotdjour - 'I Stand Alone' (via BBC Introducing)
Thomas Tantrum - 'Rage Against The Tantrum'
Air - 'Playground Love'
Aaron Negus - 'In Her Eyes' (via BBC Introducing)
Quincy Jones - 'Soul Bossa Nova'
Young Knives - 'Current of the River'
Air - 'Sexy Boy'
The Streets - 'Dry Your Eyes'
Justin Timberlake ft. Timberland - 'SexyBack'
Pizzicato 5 - 'Baby Love Child'
Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg - 'Je T'aime (Moi Non Plus)'
Beck - 'Lonesome Tears'
Marvin Gaye - 'Lets Get It On'

Wow...just, wow.

Look at all this lot. Just look at it! What an enormous list of astonishing songs! How is any sane human supposed to make a choice between the heartbreak of 'Dry Your Eyes', the raw sauce of 'SexyBack' or the Austin Powers theme music (Quincy Jones, in case you weren't sure)?

And that's before you even think about 'Teardrop', which is one of the most stunning, heartsparkly songs of the past 20 years. Or the Young Knives, who are one of those genius unsung bands that will be close to national treasure status, in a few years. In fact, every single one of these songs deserves a special pat on the head, a teary hug, and maybe even a back rub. But it's my job to pick a favourite, so pick a favourite I will.

Being an underdog kind of person, I'm going for 'Rage Against The Tantrum' by Thomas Tantrum. Just because it's great and it has a funny title and the band's name is amazing. That's all the excuse I need. What's your fave?

Here is the extra long Spotify version. Pace yourselves!

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