My melancholy playlist has had more comments (47) than my last Bass post, mostly along the lines of “Turn it off”, “Dirge” and “Trout Mask Replica“.
So here, courtesy of my Spotify history, are seven happy tracks to see you through the Distancing. This lot aren’t quite as obscure.
1) Danny Wilson – Mary’s Prayer
Played this on the morning I got married. Sentimental git.
2) Danny & the Champions of the World – These Days
Wonderful beat. Happiest video ever, too. That’s not US Dave dancing, in case you wondered.
3) David Gray – Babylon
Or should this be on the melancholy list ?
4) New Radicals – You Get What You Give
“One dance left, this world is gonna pull through,
Don’t give up You’ve got a reason to live
Can’t forget We only get what we give“
5) Allo Darlin’ – Dreaming
Their 2012 gig at Queens Social Club was the best night of my life. I only dance to this.
6) Julia Jacklin – Pressure to Party
MORE Julia Jacklin?! My most played song of 2019, pure euphoria, an “I Will Survive” for the 21st Century.
7) I’ve Got A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts played at the Abbey after a Cambridge win.
This is the 12″ version. LifeAfterFootball knows the words.
And as a bonus for the more cultured among you,
Sibelius 5th Symphony – Finale. Astonishing amateur version here.
Wot no “Spirit of Radio” or “Highway 61” ? etc etc