Featured Songs

Here is an alpha list of the songs that feature in my posts.

I intended to choose them randomly but pretty soon it became apparent they would choose themselves based on what was happening in the news, in my own life, or indeed the seasons. Sometimes a thread develops however and it’s fun to just run with it until it reaches a natural conclusion.

The A Team – Ed Sheerin (2011)
After The Fox – The Hollies (featuring Peter Sellers) (1966)
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers (1971)
Airport – The Motors (1978)
Alfie – Cilla Black (1966)
Alison – Elvis Costello (1977)
Almost There – Andy Williams (1964)
Almost Always True – Elvis Presley (1961)
Alone Again Or – Love (1967)
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life – Monty Python (1991)
Always On My Mind – Elvis Presley (1972)
Amar Pelos Dois – Savador Sabral (2017)
America – Simon and Garfunkel (1972)
An American Trilogy – Elvis Presley (1972)
Angela (Theme from Taxi) – Bob James (1978)
Angie Baby – Helen Reddy (1975)
Anything For You – Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine (1988)
Aretha – Rumer (2010)
Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do) – Christopher Cross (1981)
Ascension – Holly Johnson (2016)
At Seventeen – Janis Ian (1975)
Autumn Almanac – The Kinks (1967)
Back Stabbers – The O’Jays (1972)
Back For Good – Take That (1995)
Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969)
Baker Street – Gerry Rafferty (1978)
Be My Baby – The Ronettes (1963)
Belter – Gerry Cinnamon (2017)
Big Girls Don’t Cry – The Four Seasons (1963)
Black – Dave (2019)
Blindsided – Bon Iver (2008)
Blockbuster – Sweet (1973)
Blue Moon – The Marcels (1961)
Boogie Wonderland – Earth, Wind and Fire (1979)
Book of Love – The Mudlarks (1958)
Bookends Theme – Simon & Garfunkel (1968)
Born Free – Matt Monro (1966)
Both Sides Now – Joni Mitchell (2000)
The Boxer – Simon & Garfunkel (1969)
Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl) – Looking Glass (1972)
Breaking Up Is Hard – Alton Ellis (1969)
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do – Neil Sedaka (1962)
Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel (1970)
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison (1967)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme – Nerf Herder (1997)
By The Time I Get To Phoenix – Glen Campbell (1967)
C Moon – Wings (1972)
Caledonia – Frankie Miller (1991)
California Dreamin’ – The Mamas & the Papas (1965)
Cape Breton Song – Capercaillie (1991)
Changes – David Bowie (1972)
Careless Whisper – George Michael (1984)
Cavatina (Theme from The Deer Hunter) – John Williams (1979)
Changing Partners – Patti Page (1954)
Christmas Is All Around – Billy Mack (2003)
City Of Stars – Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone (2016)
Clouds Across the Moon – The RAH Band (1985)
Come Back My Car Share Buddy – John Redmond/Peter Kay (2018)
Come Together – Arctic Monkeys (2012)
Could It Be Forever – David Cassidy (1972)
Cowboys and Angels – George Michael (1991)
Crazy For You – Madonna (1985)
Cruel Summer – Bananarama (1983)
Crystal Blue Persuasion – Tommy James and The Shondells (1969)
Dakota – Stereophonics (2005)
Dancing In The Moonlight – King Harvest (1972)
Dancing In The Moonlight (It’s Caught Me In Its Spotlight) – Thin Lizzy (1977)
Daydream Believer – The Monkees (1967)
December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night) – The Four Seasons (1976)
Defying Gravity – DD (2011)
Denis – Blondie (1978)
Desafinado – George Michael (with Astrud Gilberto) (1996)
Diamonds and Pearls – Prince (1991)
Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time) – The Delfonics (1969)
A Different Corner – George Michael (1986)
Different Drum – The Stone Poneys (1967)
Dignity – Deacon Blue (1988)
Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) – Frank Wilson (1965)
Do The Stomp – The Snowdroppers (2007)
Donald Where’s Your Troosers – Andy Stewart (1960)
Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me – George Michael and Elton John (1991)
Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis (1996)
Don’t Put Your Daughter On The Stage, Mrs Worthington – Noel Coward (1934)
Don’t Sleep in the Subway – Petula Clark (1967)
Don’t Stop – Fleetwood Mac (1977)
Don’t Talk To Me About Love – Altered Images (1983)
Don’t Turn Around – Aswad (1988)
Downtown – Petula Clark (1964)
Driving Away From Home (Jim’s Tune) – It’s Immaterial (1986)
Duel – Propaganda (1985)
Elephant Love Medley – Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman (2001)
Empire State of Mind – Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys (2009)
Escape (The Piña Colada Song) – Rupert Holmes (1979)
European Song – Aberdeen FC & Supporters (1983)
Evergreen – Barbra Streisand (1977)
Everything Changes – Take That (1994)
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Bryan Adams (1991)
Eye Level – Simon Park Orchestra (1973)
(Eye To Eye) Contact – Edwin Starr (1979)
Fade To Grey – Visage (1980)
Fastlove – George Michael (1996)
Feeling Good – Nina Simone (1965)
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Roberta Flack (1972)
A Fifth of Beethoven -Walter Murphy (1976)
The 59th Bridge Street Song (Feelin’ Groovy) – Simon & Garfunkel (1966)
5 Colours In Her Hair – McFly (2004)
Flaming Star – Elvis Presley (1960)
The Floral Dance – Terry Wogan (1978)
Fly Me To The Moon – Julie London (1963)
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra (1964)
Fog On The Tyne – Lindisfarne (1971)
Football Crazy – Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor (1962)
For What It’s Worth (Stop, Hey What’s That Sound) – Buffalo Springfield (1967)
Forbidden Colours – David Sylvian and Ryuichi Sakamoto (1983)
Forever Young – Audra Mae (2009)
Frankie – Sister Sledge (1985)
Freedom – Wham! (1984)
Freedom! ’90 – George Michael (1990)
Friday On My Mind – The Easybeats (1966)
Galveston – Glen Campbell (1969)
The Gambler – Kenny Rogers (1978)
Gaudete – Steeleye Span (1973)
Georgy Girl – The Seekers (1967)
Girl From Ipanema – Amy Winehouse (2011)
Give A Little Love – The Bay City Rollers (1975)
God Only Knows – The Beach Boys (1966)
Going Home – Mark Knopfler (1983)
Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky) – DeEtta Little and Nelson Pigford (1977)
Grease – Frankie Valli (1978)
The Great Gig in the Sky – Pink Floyd (1973)
Guilty – Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb (1980)
Handbags and Gladrags – Rod Stewart (1969)
Haitian Divorce – Steely Dan (1977)
A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall – Walk Off the Earth (2012)
Harvest Moon – Neil Young (1993)
He Was Really Sayin’ Somethin’ – The Velvelettes (1965)
Heal The Pain – George Michael (1991)
Heart Of Glass – Blondie (1979)
Hearthammer – Runrig (1991)
Hell Raiser – Sweet (1973)
Hello Mother Hello Father (A Letter From Camp) – Allan Sherman (1963)
Here Comes The Moon – George Harrison (1979)
Heroes – David Bowie (1977)
Heroes – Måns Zelmerlöw (2015)
Hocus Pocus – Focus (1973)
Hold On – Wilson Phillips (1990)
Home Thoughts From Abroad – Clifford T Ward (1973)
Hooked on a Feeling – Blue Swede (1974)
A Horse With No Name – America (1971)
A House Is Not A Home – Chris Golfer (2010)
How Can You Mend A Broken Heart – The Bee Gees (1971)
How Deep Is Your Love – The Bee Gees (1977)
How Long Will I Love You – The Waterboys (1990)
Húsavík – My Marianne (2020)
I Believe In Father Christmas – Greg Lake (1975)
I Can’t Tell You Why – The Eagles (1979)
I Only Have Eyes For You – The Flamingos (1959)
I Say A Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin (1968)
I Started A Joke – The Bee Gees (1968)
I Think I Love You – The Partridge Family (1971)
I Was Only Joking – Rod Stewart (1978)
I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston (1992)
I’d Really Love To See You Tonight – England Dan and John Ford Coley (1976)
If I Can Dream – Elvis Presley (1969)
If Leaving Me Is Easy – Phil Collins (1981)
If You Were There – Wham! (1983)
If You’re Looking For A Way Out – Odyssey (1980)
I’ll Be There – Chic (2015)
Ill Wind (You’re Blowin’ Me No Good) – Lonette McKee (1984)
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers (1988)
I’m Gonna Make You Love Me – Diana Ross & The Supremes and The Temptations (1969)
I’m Not In Love – 10cc (1976)
In A Big Country – Big Country (1983)
In Dulci Jubilo – Mike Oldfield (1975)
In My Room – Fiona Apple and Jakob Dylan (2018)
Ingerlaliinnaleqaagut – Nanook (2013)
The Irish Rover – The Pogues and the Dubliners (1987)
(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes (1987)
It Was A Very Good Year – Frank Sinatra (1965)
It’s Getting Better – Cass Elliot (1967)
It’s Not Easy Being Green – Andy Hallett (2001)
It’s Oh So Quiet – Björk (1995)
It’s Too Late – Carole King (1971)
It May Be Winter Outside (But in My Heart It’s Spring) – Love Unlimited (1975)
Je T’aime…Moi Non Plus – Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg (1969)
The Jean Genie – David Bowie (1972)
Jeans On – David Dundas (1976)
Jessie – Joshua Kadison (1993)
Jilted John – Jilted John (1978)
Jimmy Unknown – Doris Day (1955)
Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry (1958)
Jolene – Dolly Parton (1976)
June Is Bustin’ Out All Over – Cast of Carousel (1956)
Just The Way You Are – Barry White (1978)
The Killing of Georgie (Part I and II) – Rod Stewart (1976)
The Killing Moon – Echo & the Bunnymen (1984)
The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll – Prefab Sprout (1988)
King Of The Road – Roger Miller (1965)
Kinky Boots – Patrick Macnee and Honor Blackman (1990)
Kiss Me – Sixpence None the Richer (1998)
Kissing a Fool – George Michael (1988)
Knock Knock Who’s There – Mary Hopkin (1970)
Kylie From Connecticut – Ben Folds (2008)
Labour of Love – Hue and Cry (1987)
Last Christmas – Wham! (1984)
Le Freak – Chic (1978)
Let The River Run – Carly Simon (1988)
Let’s Go to San Francisco – The Flower Pot Men (1967)
Letter From America – The Proclaimers (1987)
Life On Mars? – David Bowie (1973)
Little Brown Jug – The Glenn Miller Orchestra (1939)
Live And Let Die – Wings (1973)
Live It Up – Mental As Anything (1987)
Lo-Fi Tennessee Mountain Angel – Whiskeytown (1995)
Loch Lomond – Runrig (1991)
The Look of Love – Dusty Springfield (1967)
Lost Weekend – Lloyd Cole and the Commotions (1985)
Louise – The Human League (1984)
Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) – Edison Lighthouse (1970)
Love Is All Around – Wet Wet Wet (1994)
Lovely Day – Bill Withers (1978)
Lucille – Little Richard (1957)
Lucky Stars – Dean Friedman (1978)
Lust for Life – Iggy Pop (1977)
Lyin’ Eyes – The Eagles (1975)
MacArthur Park – Donna Summer (1978)
Maggie May – Rod Stewart (1971)
Man on the Moon – R.E.M (1992)
The Man with the Child in His Eyes – Kate Bush (1978)
Make Your Own Kind of Music – Cass Elliot (1969)
Martian Hop – Ran-Dells (1963)
Martika’s Kitchen – Martika (1991)
Mary’s Prayer – Danny Wilson (1988)
Massachusetts – The Bee Gees (1967)
Millennium – Robbie Williams (1998)
Mirror in the Bathroom – The Beat (1980)
Misirlou – Dick Dale (1962)
Misty – Ray Stevens (1975)
Moondance – Van Morrison (1977)
Moonlight In Vermont – Willie Nelson (1978)
Moonlight Serenade – The Glenn Miller Orchestra (1939)
Moonlight Shadow – Mike Oldfield feat. Maggie Reilly (1983)
Moonlighting Theme – Al Jarreau (1987)
Moonshadow – Cat Stevens (1971)
More, More More – Andrea True Connection (1976)
More Than A Woman – The Bee Gees (1977)
Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song) – Billy Joel (1977)
Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra (1978)
Nathan Jones – The Supremes (1971)
Nervous Wreck – Radio Stars (1978)
Never Forget – Take That (1995)
Never Enough – Loren Allred (2018)
Never Had a Dream Come True – S Club 7 (2000)
New Rules – Dua Lipa (2017)
The Night – Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons (1975)
Night Boat To Cairo – Madness (1979)
Nightswimming – R.E.M. (1983)
Nine Million Bicycles – Katie Melua (2005)
No More Heroes – The Stranglers (1977)
Nobody Does It Better – Carly Simon (1977)
Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinéad O’Connor (1990)
November Twilight – Julie London (1956)
Oh Lori – Alessi (1977)
An Old Christmas Card – Jim Reeves (1963)
On Moonlight Bay – Doris Day (1951)
On The Beach – Chris Rea (1986)
On the Border – Al Stewart (1977)
One Day I’ll Fly Away – Randy Crawford (1980)
One Love – Bob Marley & the Wailers (1977)
One Of Us – ABBA (1981)
The One on the Right is on the Left – Johnny Cash (1966)
Our House – Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (1970)
Pacific State – 808 State (1989)
Party Fears Two – Associates (1982)
Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy – David Bowie and Bing Crosby (1982)
Perfect Christmas – S Club 7 (2000)
The Perfect Year – Dina Carroll (1993)
Petite Fleur – Chris Barber’s Jazz Band (1959)
Pinball – Brian Protheroe (1974)
Pink Moon – Nick Drake (1972)
Please Mr. Postman – The Carpenters (1975)
The Power of Love – Frankie Goes to Hollywood (1984)
Praying for Time – George Michael (1990)
The Prince – Madness (1979)
Puppet On A String – Sandie Shaw (1967)
Radio Ga Ga – Queen (1984)
Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head – BJ Thomas (1970)
Raining In My Heart – Buddy Holly (1959)
Rainy Night In Georgia – Randy Crawford (1981)
Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part 3 – Ian Dury and The Blockheads (1979)
Reet Petite – Jackie Wilson (1987)
Riders on the Storm – The Doors (1971)
Right Said Fred – Bernard Cribbins (1962)
Rip It Up – Orange Juice (1983)
Rise Like a Phoenix – Conchita Wurst (2014)
The River – Bruce Springsteen (1981)
Road to Rhode Island – Brian and Stewie (2000)
Roadrunner – Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers (1977)
Rubber Bullets – 10cc (1973)
Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town – Kenny Rogers and The First Edition (1969)
Sad Sweet Dreamer – Sweet Sensation (1974)
The Same Old Feeling – Pickettywitch (1970)
Saturday Love – Cherrelle with Alexander O’Neal (1985)
Scenes from an Italian Restaurant – Billy Joel (1977)
School’s Out – Alice Cooper (1972)
See My Baby Jive – Wizzard (1973)
September – Earth, Wind & Fire (1978)
7 Seconds – Youssou N’Dour featuring Neneh Cherry (1994)
Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four) – The Eurythmics (1984)
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles (1967)
Shades of Gray – The Monkees (1967)
She’s Leaving Home – The Beatles (1967)
She’s Like The Wind – Patrick Swayze (1987)
She’s Not You – Elvis Presley (1962)
Shine On Harvest Moon – Leon Redbone (1977)
Should I Stay Or Should I Go – The Clash (1982)
Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend) – Mel and Kim (1987)
Single Girl – Sandy Posey (1967)
Sitting In The Park – Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames (1967)
Sleigh Ride – The Ronettes (1963)
Sleep On The Floor – The Lumineers (2016)
Somebody To Love – George Michael and Queen (1993)
Someone Else’s Baby – Adam Faith (1960)
Someone Like You – Adele (2011)
Somethin’ Stupid – Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman (2001)
The Sound of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel (1966)
South American Getaway – Burt Bacharach (1969)
Southern Freeez – Freeez (1981)
Star People ’97 – George Michael (1997)
Starman – David Bowie (1972)
Stay – Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs (1960)
Steady – Denise Marsa (2012)
Strawberry Fair – Anthony Newley (1960)
Street Life – The Crusaders (1979)
Street Life – Roxy Music (1973)
Stumblin’ In – Chris Norman and Suzi Quatro (1978)
Sugar Town – Nancy Sinatra (1967)
Summer Breeze – The Isley Brothers (1974)
Summer Holiday – Cliff Richard and The Shadows (1963)
Summer In The City – The Lovin’ Spoonful (1966)
Summer Nights – John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John (1978)
Summer Wine – Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood (1967)
Summertime – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince (1992)
Summertime – Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong (1954)
The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine (Anymore) – The Walker Brothers (1966)
The Sun Always Shines On T.V. – A-ha (1985)
Sunday Morning Coming Down – Johnny Cash (1970)
Sunshine on Leith – The Proclaimers (1988)
Super Trouper – ABBA (1980)
Supermoon – case/lang/veirs (2016)
Superstar – The Carpenters (1971)
Supreme – Robbie Williams (2000)
Suzanne – Leonard Cohen (1967)
Take On Me – A-ha (1985)
Take This Old Heart – Kiss of the Gypsy (1992)
Teardrops – Womack & Womack (1988)
Tears Dry On Their Own – Amy Winehouse (2007)
Teenage Kicks – The Undertones (1978)
Tequila Sunrise – The Eagles (1973)
Thank You for the Music – Abba (1983)
That’s Amore – Dean Martin (1953)
Theme From Hill Street Blues – Mike Post (1981)
Theme From The Persuaders – John Barry (1971)
There’s A Ghost In My House – R. Dean Taylor (1974)
These Are The Days Of Our Lives – Queen (1991)
This Life – Curtis Stigers and the Forest Rangers (2008)
This Masquerade – The Carpenters (1973)
Ticket to Ride – The Beatles (1965)
To Sir With Love – Lulu (1967)
Try A Little Kindness – Glen Campbell (1969)
Try To Remember – Jerry Orbach (1960)
Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa – Gene Pitney (1964)
Two Tribes – Frankie Goes To Hollywood (1984)
Up The Junction – Squeeze (1979)
Veronica – Elvis Costello (1989)
Vienna – Ultravox (1981)
Vincent – Don McLean (1972)
Virgin State of Mind – K’s Choice (1999)
Waiting For A Train – Flash and the Pan (1983)
Walking In The Rain – The Partridge Family (1973)
Wandrin’ Star – Lee Marvin (1970)
War – Edwin Starr (1970)
Waterloo Sunset – The Kinks (1967)
The Way We Were/Try To Remember – Gladys Knight and the Pips (1975)
We Are Family – Sister Sledge (1979)
We Are The Champions – Queen (1977)
We Have A Dream – BA Robertson, John Gordon Sinclair and the Scotland World Cup Squad
We May Never Pass This Way (Again) – Seals and Crofts (1973)
Wedding Bell Blues – The 5th Dimension (1969)
The Weight – The Band (1968)
We’ll Walk In The Sunshine – Gale Garnett (1964)
We’re All Alone – Boz Scaggs (1977)
Whatever It Takes – Kiss of the Gypsy (1992)
When I Get To Heaven – John Prine (2018)
Where Do You Go To (My Lovely) – Peter Sarstedt (1969)
White Horses – Jacky (1968)
White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplane (1967)
Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin (1969)
The Whole Of The Moon – The Waterboys (1991)
Wichita Lineman – Glen Campbell (1968)
Wild Horses – The Sundays (1992)
The Windmills Of Your Mind – Noel Harrison (1968)
Wives and Lovers – Julie London (1964)
Woke Up This Morning – Alabama 3 (1997)
Wonderful Life – Black (1987)
Woodstock – Matthews Southern Comfort (1970)
Woozy With Cider – James Yorkston (2007)
Wouldn’t It Be Nice – The Beach Boys (1966)
Year Of Decision – The Three Degrees (1974)
Year Of The Cat – Al Stewart (1977)
Yesterday – Himesh Patel (2019)
You Don’t Bring Me Flowers – Barbra and Neil (1978)
You – Ten Sharp (1991)
(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am – Nancy Wilson (1964)
You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry (1964)
You Only Live Twice – Nancy Sinatra (1967)
You Should Be Dancing – The Bee Gees (1976)
You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) – Dead Or Alive (1985)
You To Me Are Everything – The Real Thing (1976)
You’ll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties – Jona Lewie (1980)
You’ll Never Walk Alone – Gerry and the Pacemakers (1963)
You’ve Made Me So Very Happy – Blood, Sweat & Tears (1969)
Young Guns (Go For It) – Wham! (1982)
Young and Beautiful – Lana Del Ray (2013)
Young Hearts Run Free – Candi Staton (1976)
Your Song – Elton John (1971)