1500 Favourite Songs

  1. Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run (Born to Run, 1975)
  2. Sugar – If I Can’t Change Your Mind (Copper Blue, 1992)
  3. Elvis Costello – Oliver’s Army (Armed Forces, 1979)
  4. Billy Joel – Say Goodbye to Hollywood (Turnstiles, 1976)
  5. Sha-Na-Na – Those Magic Changes (Grease OST, 1978)
  6. R.E.M. – At My Most Beautiful (Up, 1998)
  7. The Beach Boys – Wouldn’t It Be Nice (Pet Sounds, 1966)
  8. Carbon Leaf – What About Everything? (Indian Summer, 2004)
  9. The Beatles – Here Comes The Sun (Abbey Road, 1969)
  10. They Might Be Giants – Birdhouse In Your Soul (Flood, 1990)
  11. The National – England (High Violet, 2010)
  12. Bruce Springsteen – You’ll Be Comin’ Down (Magic, 2007)
  13. The Gaslight Anthem – The Diamond Church Street Choir (American Slang, 2010)
  14. Barenaked Ladies – It’s All Been Done (Stunt, 1998)
  15. R.E.M. – Aftermath (Around the Sun, 2004)
  16. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – The Waiting (Hard Promises, 1981)
  17. The Fratellis – For the Girl (Costello Music, 2006)
  18. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – The Impression That I Get (Let’s Face It, 1997)
  19. Bryan Adams – Cloud Number Nine (On A Day Like Today, 1998)
  20. Glen Campbell – Rhinestone Cowboy (Rhinestone Cowboy, 1975)
  21. Band of Horses – Dilly (Infinite Arms, 2010)
  22. Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now (Jazz, 1978)
  23. Emmy the Great – Phoenixes (Second Love, 2016)
  24. fun. – At Least I’m Not As Sad (As I Used to Be) (Aim & Ignite, 2009)
  25. The Gaslight Anthem – The Patient Ferris Wheel (The ’59 Sound, 2008)
  26. Danny and the Champions of the World – Every Beat of My Heart (Hearts & Arrows, 2011)
  27. Roger Whittaker – Streets of London (New World in the Morning, 1971)
  28. Steven Page – Over Joy (Page One, 2010)
  29. Barenaked Ladies – Falling for the First Time (Maroon, 2000)
  30. Bruce Springsteen – Badlands (Darkness on the Edge of Town, 1978)
  31. R.E.M. – Near Wild Heaven (Out of Time, 1991)
  32. They Might Be Giants – New York City (Factory Showroom, 1996)
  33. Adam Again – Stone (Perfecta, 1995)
  34. Billy Joel – Only The Good Die Young (The Stranger, 1977)
  35. Matt Monro – We’re Gonna Change The World (Close to You, 1970)
  36. Brian Fallon – A Wonderful Life (Painkillers, 2016)
  37. Stroke 9 – Washin’ + Wonderin’ (Bumper to Bumper, 1995)
  38. Bruce Springsteen – Land of Hope and Dreams (Wrecking Ball, 2012)
  39. The Hold Steady – Stuck Between Stations (Boys & Girls in America, 2006)
  40. Bruce Springsteen – Thunder Road (Born to Run, 1975)
  41. The Pogues ft. Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale Of New York (If I Should Fall from Grace With God, 1987)
  42. Steel Train – Bullet (Steel Train, 2010)
  43. R.E.M. – Fall On Me (Lifes Rich Pageant, 1986)
  44. Bruce Springsteen – Incident on 57th Street (The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle, 1973)
  45. The Mutton Birds – Come Around (Envy of Angels, 1996)
  46. They Might Be Giants – The End of the Tour (John Henry, 1994)
  47. Richard Hawley – Tonight the Streets Are Ours (Lady’s Bridge, 2007)
  48. Butch Walker – Spark: Lost (Stay Gold, 2016)
  49. Barenaked Ladies – Go Home (Maroon, 2000)
  50. The Gaslight Anthem – Meet Me By The River’s Edge (The ’59 Sound, 2008)
  51. Against Me! – Because of the Shame (White Crosses, 2010)
  52. The Boomtown Rats – I Don’t Like Mondays (The Fine Art of Surfacing, 1979)
  53. The National – Racing Like a Pro (Boxer, 2007)
  54. The Divine Comedy – The Pop Singer’s Fear Of The Pollen Count (A Secret History… The Best Of, 1999)
  55. Less Than Jake – The Rest of My Life (In With the Out Crowd, 2006)
  56. Cerys Matthews – Oranges to Florida (Don’t Look Down, 2009)
  57. They Might Be Giants – Climbing the Walls (The Else, 2007)
  58. The Magnetic Fields – All My Little Words (69 Love Songs, 1999)
  59. Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes – I Don’t Want To Go Home (I Don’t Want to Go Home, 1976)
  60. Bruce Springsteen – The River (The River, 1980)
  61. Bleachers – Like A River Runs (Strange Desire, 2014)
  62. Catatonia – I Am The Mob (International Velvet, 1998)
  63. Dave Hause – With You (Bury Me in Philly, 2017)
  64. The Fratellis – Six Days in June (Half Drunk Under a Full Moon, 2020)
  65. The Gaslight Anthem – Great Expectations (The ’59 Sound, 2008)
  66. Paul Simon – You Can Call Me Al (Graceland, 1986)
  67. The Fratellis – Rock ‘n’ Roll Will Break Your Heart (We Need Medicine, 2013)
  68. R.E.M. – Daysleeper (Up, 1998)
  69. Coconut Records – West Coast (Nighttiming, 2007)
  70. Darlene Love – All Alone on Christmas (Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Ost, 1992)
  71. Bruce Springsteen – Downbound Train (Born in the USA, 1975)
  72. Val Doonican – King Of The Road (Sounds Gentle, 1969)
  73. The Corrs – So Young (Talk on Corners, 1997)
  74. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – Free Fallin’ (Full Moon Fever, 1989)
  75. Billy Ocean – Love Really Hurts Without You (Billy Ocean, 1976)
  76. Soul Asylum – Runaway Train (Grave Dancers Union, 1992)
  77. The Records – Starry Eyes (Shades in Bed, 1979)
  78. Bruce Springsteen – No Surrender (Born in the USA, 1984)
  79. Bruce Springsteen – Bobby Jean (Born in the USA, 1984)
  80. Barenaked Ladies – Life, in a Nutshell (Maybe You Should Drive , 1994)
  81. The Polyphonic Spree – Section 9: Light & Day (The Beginning Stages of.., 2002)
  82. Catatonia – Road Rage (International Velvet, 1998)
  83. The National – Sorrow (High Violet, 2010)
  84. The Shirelles – Will You Love Me Tomorrow (Tonight’s the Night, 1961)
  85. The Smiths – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (The Queen is Dead, 1986)
  86. Steps – Neon Blue (Tears on the Dancefloor, 2017)
  87. They Might Be Giants – Don’t Let’s Start (They Might Be Giants, 1986)
  88. R.E.M. – What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? (Monster, 1994)
  89. Blondie – Union City Blue (Eat to the Beat, 1979)
  90. Guided by Voices – Hold On Hope (Do the Collapse, 1999)
  91. Queen and David Bowie – Under Pressure (Hot Space, 1981)
  92. ABBA – Angeleyes (Voulez-Vous, 1979)
  93. Barenaked Ladies – Odds Are (Grinning Streak, 2013)
  94. Oasis – Whatever ((Oasis single), 1994)
  95. CHVRCHES – The Mother We Share (The Bones of What You Believe, 2013)
  96. James – I Know What I’m Here For (Millionaires, 1999)
  97. Meat Loaf – Alive (Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose, 2006)
  98. Less Than Jake – The Science of Selling Yourself Short (Anthem, 2003)
  99. OPM – Heaven is a Halfpipe (Menace to Sobriety, 2000)
  100. The Magic Numbers – I See You, You See Me (The Magic Numbers, 2005)
  101. The Push Stars – Drunk Is Better Than Dead (After the Party, 1999)
  102. Vonda Shepard – Confetti (By 7:30, 1999)
  103. They Might Be Giants – Canajoharie (Join Us, 2011)
  104. Barenaked Ladies – Quality (Barenaked Ladies Are Men, 2007)
  105. Paul Williams – Surf Music (Surf Music, 2018)
  106. The Gaslight Anthem – Old White Lincoln (The ’59 Sound, 2008)
  107. fun. – Why Am I The One? (Some Nights, 2012)
  108. The Menzingers – Farewell Youth (Hello Exile, 2019)
  109. The Magnetic Fields – Born On a Train (The Charm of the Highway Strip, 1994)
  110. Catatonia – Londinium (Equally Cursed and Blessed, 1999)
  111. Soul Asylum – Without A Trace (Grave Dancers Union, 1992)
  112. Roger Whittaker – New World in the Morning (New World in the Morning, 1971)
  113. Dave Hause – C’mon Kid (Resolutions, 2011)
  114. Dawes – A Little Bit of Everything (Nothing is Wrong, 2011)
  115. The 5th Dimension – Wedding Bell Blues (The Age of Aquarius, 1969)
  116. Morrissey – I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris (Years of Refusal, 2009)
  117. Pet Shop Boys – Suburbia (Please, 1986)
  118. Cerys Matthews – Spider and the Fly (Don’t Look Down, 2009)
  119. Billy Joel – Scenes From An Italian Restaurant (The Stranger, 1977)
  120. Danny and the Champions of the World – Talkin’ About the Weather (Stay True, 2013)
  121. A-ha – The Sun Always Shines on TV (Hunting High and Low, 1985)
  122. Being Around – Star Sign (Volume One, 2022)
  123. Biosphere – Poa Alpina (Substrata, 1997)
  124. Simon & Garfunkel – I Am A Rock (Sounds of Silence, 1966)
  125. Bleachers – Rollercoaster (Strange Desire, 2014)
  126. Butch Walker – Stay Gold (Stay Gold, 2016)
  127. Pet Shop Boys – Always On My Mind ((Pet Shop Boys single), 1987)
  128. R.E.M. – (Don’t Go Back To) Rockville (Reckoning, 1984)
  129. The Swingin’ Medallions – Double Shot (Of My Baby’s Love) ((The Swingin’ Medallions single), 1966)
  130. Childish Gambino – All the Shine (Camp, 2011)
  131. They Might Be Giants – I’ve Got A Match (Lincoln, 1988)
  132. Billy Joel – Sleeping with the Television On (Glass Houses, 1980)
  133. The Kinks – Waterloo Sunset (Something Else by The Kinks, 1967)
  134. Jon Fratelli – Oh Shangri-La (Psycho Jukebox, 2011)
  135. Andy Williams – Home Lovin’ Man ((Andy Williams single), 1970)
  136. Bruce Springsteen – Backstreets (Born to Run, 1975)
  137. Brian Eno and David Byrne – Life Is Long (Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, 2008)
  138. Bruce Springsteen – None But The Brave (Essential, 2003)
  139. Codeine Velvet Club – Hollywood (Codeine Velvet Club, 2009)
  140. Barenaked Ladies – In The Car (Stunt, 1998)
  141. Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes – Love On The Wrong Side Of Town (This Time It’s for Real, 1977)
  142. Meat Loaf – Blind As A Bat (Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose, 2006)
  143. Lori McKenna – The Lot Behind St. Mary’s (The Tree, 2018)
  144. The Magic Numbers – Forever Lost (The Magic Numbers, 2005)
  145. Mama Cass – Make Your Own Kind Of Music (Bubblegum, Lemonade, and… Something for Mama, 1969)
  146. Soul Asylum – Misery (Let Your Dim Light Shine, 1995)
  147. They Might Be Giants – Experimental Film (The Spine, 2004)
  148. Keane – Everybody’s Changing (Hopes and Fears, 2004)
  149. The Fratellis – Laughing Gas (In Your Own Sweet Time, 2018)
  150. Sia – Breathe Me (Colour the Small One, 2004)
  151. The National – Mr. November (Alligator, 2005)
  152. Billy Joel – Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song) (The Stranger, 1977)
  153. The Dream Academy – Life In A Northern Town (The Dream Academy, 1985)
  154. Morrissey – First of the Gang to Die (You Are the Quarry, 2004)
  155. Jimmy Eat World – You With Me (Integrity Blues, 2016)
  156. Against Me! – Borne on the FM Waves of the Heart (New Wave, 2007)
  157. The Beach Boys – God Only Knows (Pet Sounds, 1966)
  158. Renaud – Je vis caché (Boucan d’enfer, 2002)
  159. Bruce Springsteen – Racing in the Street (Darkness on the Edge of Town, 1978)
  160. Roy Orbison – Only the Lonely (Lonely and Blue, 1960)
  161. Gwen Stefani – Cool (Love. Angel. Music. Baby., 2004)
  162. The Muppets – Life’s A Happy Song (The Muppets OST, 2011)
  163. Jimmy Eat World – The Middle (Bleed American, 2001)
  164. Barenaked Ladies – Fun & Games (Barenaked Ladies Are Men, 2007)
  165. Darlene Love – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) (A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector, 1963)
  166. New Radicals – You Get What You Give (Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too, 1998)
  167. R.E.M. – Driver 8 (Fables of the Reconstruction, 1985)
  168. Geoff Byrd – Before Kings (Shrinking Violets, 2005)
  169. Ryan Adams – I Just Might (Ryan Adams, 2014)
  170. Kanye West – All of the Lights (My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, 2010)
  171. Simon & Garfunkel – The Boxer (Bridge Over Troubled Water, 1970)
  172. Taylor Swift – Getaway Car (Reputation, 2017)
  173. Barenaked Ladies – Jane (Maybe You Should Drive , 1994)
  174. The Fratellis – Baby Don’t You Lie To Me (Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied, 2015)
  175. James Taylor – Carolina In My Mind (James Taylor, 1968)
  176. Michael Kisur – Who You Wanna Be (Dark Horse OST, 2014)
  177. Meat Loaf – Dead Ringer for Love (Dead Ringer, 1981)
  178. R.E.M. – Imitation of Life (Reveal, 2001)
  179. Steps – One For Sorrow (Step One, 1998)
  180. Soul Asylum – Homesick (Grave Dancers Union, 1992)
  181. Alphabeat – What is Happening (This is Alphabeat, 2007)
  182. Lady Gaga – The Edge of Glory (Born This Way, 2011)
  183. No Doubt – Spiderwebs (Tragic Kingdom, 1995)
  184. The Monkees – Daydream Believer (The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees, 1968)
  185. Squeeze – Up the Junction (Cool for Cats, 1979)
  186. Same Difference – Karma Karma (The Rest is History, 2011)
  187. They Might Be Giants – Destination Moon (John Henry, 1994)
  188. The National – Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks (High Violet, 2010)
  189. Barenaked Ladies – Everything Old Is New Again (Maybe You Should Drive , 1994)
  190. Morrissey – That’s How People Grow Up (Years of Refusal, 2009)
  191. Neil Sedaka – Next Door to an Angel ((Neil Sedaka single), 1962)
  192. Joe Grushecky – Billy’s Waltz (American Babylon, 1995)
  193. The Magnetic Fields – California Girls (Distortion, 2008)
  194. Blondie – Picture This (Parallel Lines, 1978)
  195. College – A Real Hero (Drive OST, 2011)
  196. Bruce Springsteen – Take ‘Em As They Come (Tracks, 1998)
  197. Smallpools – Centerfold (The Science of Letting Go EP, 2017)
  198. Natalie Imbruglia – Maybe It’s Great (Firebird, 2021)
  199. Butch Walker – Wilder in the Heart (Stay Gold, 2016)
  200. The Gaslight Anthem – Blue Dahlia (Handwritten, 2012)
  201. Carbon Leaf – The Boxer (Echo Echo , 2001)
  202. Burkhard Dallwitz – It’s a Life (The Truman Show OST, 1998)
  203. Tim Minchin – White Wine in the Sun (Ready for This, 2009)
  204. Robbie Williams – Come Undone (Escapology, 2002)
  205. Bruce Springsteen – I’ll See You in My Dreams (Letter to You, 2020)
  206. Barenaked Ladies – You Run Away (All in Good Time, 2010)
  207. The War on Drugs – In Chains (A Deeper Understanding, 2017)
  208. Bruce Springsteen – Out in the Street (The River, 1980)
  209. The Alan Parsons Project – Don’t Answer Me (Ammonia Avenue, 1984)
  210. Smashing Pumpkins – 1979 (Melon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, 1995)
  211. They Might Be Giants – Ana Ng (Lincoln, 1988)
  212. A-ha – Take on Me (Hunting High and Low, 1985)
  213. The Killers – When You Were Young (Sam’s Town, 2006)
  214. Brian McFadden – Irish Son (Irish Son, 2004)
  215. Strawbs – Part of the Union (Bursting at the Seams, 1973)
  216. Warren Zevon – Keep Me In Your Heart (The Wind, 2003)
  217. Pulp – Common People (Different Class, 1995)
  218. Travis – Turn (The Man Who, 1999)
  219. The Shins – Girl Inform Me (Oh, Inverted World, 2001)
  220. Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen (Too-Rye-Ay, 1982)
  221. Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah (Grace, 1994)
  222. Butch Walker – Ludlow Expectations (Stay Gold, 2016)
  223. Billy Joel – Piano Man (Piano Man, 1973)
  224. David Bowie – Life on Mars? (Hunky Dory, 1971)
  225. The Mamas and the Papas – California Dreamin’ (If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears, 1965)
  226. R.E.M. – Man-Sized Wreath (Accelerate, 2008)
  227. Sandi Thom – What If I’m Right (Smile… It Confuses People, 2006)
  228. U2 – Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of (All That You Can’t Leave Behind, 2000)
  229. ABBA – When All Is Said and Done (The Visitors, 1981)
  230. White Plains – When You Are A King (My Baby Loves Lovin’, 1971)
  231. Ryan Adams – Feels Like Fire (Ryan Adams, 2014)
  232. Sambassadeur – The Park (Migration, 2007)
  233. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – American Girl (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, 1976)
  234. Ben Folds – Landed (Songs for Silverman, 2005)
  235. Madonna – Frozen (Ray of Light, 1998)
  236. Bruce Springsteen – This Life (Working on a Dream, 2009)
  237. Codeine Velvet Club – Vanity Kills (Codeine Velvet Club, 2009)
  238. Keane – The Lovers are Losing (Perfect Symmetry, 2008)
  239. R.E.M. – Leaving New York (Around the Sun, 2004)
  240. Alex Jonestown Massacre – Shake Me, Judy! (Fear of a Flat Planet, 2018)
  241. Sharon van Etten & Angel Olsen – Like I Used To ((Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen single), 2021)
  242. The Shires – All Over Again (Brave, 2015)
  243. Vonda Shepard – Ask the Lonely (Ally McBeal OST, 1998)
  244. Eminem – Stan (The Marshall Mathers LP, 2000)
  245. The Pretenders – Angel of the Morning (Friends OST, 1995)
  246. Joe Grushecky – Homestead (American Babylon, 1995)
  247. They Might Be Giants – Out of Jail (John Henry, 1994)
  248. The Fratellis – Look Out Sunshine (Here We Stand, 2008)
  249. Barenaked Ladies – Bull In A China Shop (Barenaked Ladies Are Me, 2006)
  250. The National – Mistaken for Strangers (Boxer, 2007)
  251. Sam Philips – Where the Colors Don’t Go (Cruel Inventions, 1991)
  252. The Gaslight Anthem – Desire (Handwritten, 2012)
  253. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – Christmas All Over Again (A Very Special Christmas 2, 1992)
  254. Michael Jackson – Man in the Mirror (Bad, 1987)
  255. Travis – Tied to the ’90s (Good Feeling, 1997)
  256. Bowling for Soup – Girl All the Bad Guys Want (Drunk Enough to Dance, 2002)
  257. The Drifters – Saturday Night at the Movies ((The Drifters single), 1964)
  258. El Vy – Silent Ivy Hotel (Return to the Moon, 2015)
  259. Better Oblivion Community Center – Dylan Thomas (Better Oblivion Community Center, 2019)
  260. The Divine Comedy – Everybody Knows (Except You) (A Short Album About Love, 1997)
  261. Meat Loaf – Paradise by the Dashboard Light (Bat Out of Hell, 1977)
  262. ABBA – Waterloo (Waterloo, 1974)
  263. Scooch – More Than I Needed to Know (Four Sure, 2000)
  264. Frank Sinatra – Summer Wind (Strangers in the Night, 1966)
  265. Pulp – Disco 2000 (Different Class, 1995)
  266. They Might Be Giants – Mr. Me (Lincoln, 1988)
  267. Eagle-Eye Cherry – Been Here Once Before (Living in the Present Future, 2000)
  268. The Beach Boys – When I Grow Up (To Be A Man) (The Beach Boys Today!, 1965)
  269. Bruce Springsteen – The Promised Land (Darkness on the Edge of Town, 1978)
  270. Chris Rea – Driving Home For Christmas ((Chris Rea single), 1988)
  271. R.E.M. – Bad Day (In Time: The Best of 1988-2003, 2003)
  272. fun. – The Gambler (Aim & Ignite, 2009)
  273. Barenaked Ladies – Down to Earth (Barenaked Ladies Are Men, 2007)
  274. Dave Hause – We Could Be Kings (Devour, 2013)
  275. Ronnie Milsap – A Legend in My Time (A Legend in My Time, 1975)
  276. They Might Be Giants – Can’t Keep Johnny Down (Join Us, 2011)
  277. Sixpence None the Richer – Kiss Me (Sixpence None the Richer, 1997)
  278. Against Me! – True Trans Soul Rebel (Transgender Dysphoria Blues, 2014)
  279. The Format – She Doesn’t Get It (Dog Problems, 2006)
  280. U2 – Angel of Harlem (Rattle and Hum, 1988)
  281. Bleachers – Stop Making This Hurt (Take the Sadness out of Saturday Night, 2021)
  282. The Gaslight Anthem – Orphans (American Slang, 2010)
  283. Barenaked Ladies – Adrift (Barenaked Ladies Are Me, 2006)
  284. R.E.M. – Nightswimming (Automatic for the People, 1992)
  285. Michael Jackson – Smooth Criminal (Bad, 1987)
  286. The Magnetic Fields – The Luckiest Guy On The Lower East Side (69 Love Songs, 1999)
  287. The National – Not in Kansas (I Am Easy to Find, 2019)
  288. Kanye West – Runaway (My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, 2010)
  289. Bleachers – I Miss Those Days (Gone Now, 2017)
  290. Guided by Voices – Glad Girls (Isolation Drills, 2001)
  291. Dixie Chicks – Not Ready to Make Nice (Taking the Long Way, 2006)
  292. Ellis Paul – The World Ain’t Slowing Down (Me, Myself & Irene OST, 2000)
  293. Emmy the Great – We Almost Had A Baby (First Love, 2009)
  294. The Polyphonic Spree – Lithium (Wait EP, 2006)
  295. Emmy the Great – Canopies and Drapes (First Love [bonus], 2009)
  296. They Might Be Giants – No-One Knows My Plan (John Henry, 1994)
  297. Deacon Blue – That’s What We Can Do (The Hipsters, 2012)
  298. U2 – The Sweetest Thing ((U2 single), 1987)
  299. Bruce Springsteen – Lucky Town (Lucky Town, 1992)
  300. The National – Demons (Trouble Will Find Me, 2013)
  301. The Beach Boys – Fun, Fun, Fun (Shut Down Volume 2, 1964)
  302. The Gaslight Anthem – Mae (Handwritten, 2012)
  303. The Fratellis – Seven Nights Seven Days (We Need Medicine, 2013)
  304. Bruce Springsteen – Better Days (Lucky Town, 1992)
  305. Emmy the Great & Tim Wheeler – Home for the Holidays (This is Christmas, 2011)
  306. ABBA – Fernando ((ABBA single), 1976)
  307. Kirsty MacColl – They Don’t Know ((Kirsty MacColl single), 1979)
  308. Guided by Voices – The Best of Jill Hives (Earthquake Glue, 2003)
  309. Phil Collins – Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) (Against All Odds OST, 1983)
  310. Panic! At the Disco – Nine in the Afternoon (Pretty. Odd. , 2008)
  311. R.E.M. – Find the River (Automatic for the People, 1992)
  312. Jenny Lewis – Just One of the Guys (The Voyager, 2014)
  313. Catatonia – Don’t Need the Sunshine (International Velvet, 1998)
  314. Morrissey – Everyday Is Like Sunday (Viva Hate, 1988)
  315. Steven Page – Clifton Springs (Page One, 2010)
  316. Charlotte Nilsson – Take Me to Your Heaven (Charlotte, 1999)
  317. Barenaked Ladies – Rule The World With Love (Barenaked Ladies Are Me, 2006)
  318. The Gaslight Anthem – Here’s Looking At You, Kid (The ’59 Sound, 2008)
  319. Bruce Springsteen – Rocky Ground (Wrecking Ball, 2012)
  320. Billy Bragg and Wilco – Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key (Mermaid Avenue, 1998)
  321. Bon Jovi – Livin’ on a Prayer (Slippery When Wet, 1986)
  322. Tony Christie – Avenues and Alleyways (The Protectors OST, 1972)
  323. Emmy the Great – 24 (First Love, 2009)
  324. Brian Fallon – Smoke (Painkillers, 2016)
  325. Chris Farren – The Way That I Love U Has Changed ((Chris Farren single), 2018)
  326. They Might Be Giants – Memo to Human Resources (The Spine, 2004)
  327. Alphabeat – Fascination (This is Alphabeat, 2007)
  328. Dixie Chicks – Top of the World (Home, 2002)
  329. Animal Collective – My Girls (Merriweather Post Pavilion, 2009)
  330. Bee Gees – You Win Again (E.S.P., 1987)
  331. The Fratellis – Starcrossed Losers (In Your Own Sweet Time, 2018)
  332. The Corrs – Summer Sunshine (Borrowed Heaven, 2004)
  333. Bruce Springsteen – Brilliant Disguise (Tunnel of Love, 1988)
  334. Alphabeat – I Don’t Know What’s Cool Anymore (Don’t Know What’s Cool Anymore, 2019)
  335. The Ronettes – Be My Baby (Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica, 1963)
  336. The Left Banke – Walk Away Renee (Walk Away Renée/Pretty Ballerina, 1967)
  337. Bruce Springsteen – Sherry Darling (The River, 1980)
  338. Billy Joel – The Entertainer (Streetlife Serenade, 1974)
  339. The Gaslight Anthem – The ’59 Sound (The ’59 Sound, 2008)
  340. Jackson 5 – I Want You Back (Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5, 1969)
  341. R.E.M. – The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite (Automatic for the People, 1992)
  342. Bruce Springsteen – Girls in their Summer Clothes (Magic, 2007)
  343. Barenaked Ladies – Alternative Girlfriend (Maybe You Should Drive , 1995)
  344. Kanye West – Devil in a New Dress (My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, 2010)
  345. R.E.M. – Endgame (Out of Time, 1991)
  346. The National – Conversation 16 (High Violet, 2010)
  347. Guided by Voices – Teenage FBI (Do the Collapse, 1999)
  348. Sun Kil Moon – Carry Me Ohio (Ghosts of the Great Highway, 2003)
  349. They Might Be Giants – Hey Mr DJ, I Thought You Said We Had A Deal (Don’t Let’s Start EP, 1989)
  350. Patrick Wolf – House (Lupercalia, 2011)
  351. Weezer – Island In The Sun (Weezer, 2001)
  352. Julee Cruise – Falling (Floating into the Night, 1989)
  353. Catatonia – You’ve Got A Lot To Answer For (Way Beyond Blue, 1996)
  354. The Fratellis – Shameless (Here We Stand, 2008)
  355. Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger ((What’s the Story) Morning Glory, 1995)
  356. Counting Crows – Hanginaround (This Desert Life, 1999)
  357. Steps – Better Best Forgotten (Step One, 1998)
  358. Toploader – Dancing in the Moonlight (Onka’s Big Moka, 1999)
  359. The Cure – Friday I’m In Love (Wish, 1992)
  360. Katy Perry – Dark Horse (Prism, 2013)
  361. Bruce Springsteen – Long Time Comin’ (Devils & Dust, 2005)
  362. Against Me! – White Crosses (White Crosses, 2010)
  363. Brian Fallon – Rosemary (Painkillers, 2016)
  364. The Shires – State Lines (Brave, 2015)
  365. Meat Loaf – It Just Won’t Quit (Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell, 1993)
  366. Adrienne Pierce – Arizona (Small Fires, 2002)
  367. Edison Lighthouse – Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) ((Edison Lighthouse single), 1970)
  368. Phil Collins – Something Happened on the Way to Heaven (…But Seriously, 1989)
  369. They Might Be Giants – Someone Keeps Moving My Chair (Flood, 1990)
  370. Keane – Can’t Stop Now (Hopes and Fears, 2004)
  371. The Gaslight Anthem – Boxer (American Slang, 2010)
  372. Meat Loaf – You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Bat Out of Hell, 1977)
  373. Catatonia – Bleed (Way Beyond Blue, 1996)
  374. Billy Joel – The Downeaster “Alexa” (Storm Front, 1989)
  375. Veracocha – Carte Blanche ((Veracocha single), 1999)
  376. Brandi Carlile – Hold Out Your Hand (By the Way, I Forgive You, 2018)
  377. Less Than Jake – Overrated (Everything Is) (In With the Out Crowd, 2006)
  378. Giorgio Moroder with Philip Oakey – Together in Electric Dreams (Electric Dreams OST, 1984)
  379. The Isley Brothers – This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You) (This Old Heart of Mine, 1966)
  380. Barenaked Ladies – Ordinary (All in Good Time, 2010)
  381. They Might Be Giants – Put Your Hand Inside The Puppet Head (They Might Be Giants, 1986)
  382. Jon Fratelli – The Band Played Just For Me (Psycho Jukebox, 2011)
  383. Geoff Byrd – Plasti-Queens (Shrinking Violets, 2005)
  384. Barenaked Ladies – Angry People (Barenaked Ladies Are Men, 2007)
  385. Cerys Matthews – Blue Light Alarm (Never Said Goodbye, 2006)
  386. Los Campesinos! – Death to Los Campesinos! (Hold on Now, Youngster.., 2008)
  387. Paul Williams – Absent Treatment (Jungle River Adventure, 2015)
  388. The Magnetic Fields – Too Drunk to Dream (Distortion, 2008)
  389. Colin Hay – Overkill (Scrubs OST, 2002)
  390. Bruce Springsteen – Loose Ends (Tracks, 1998)
  391. The National – Runaway (High Violet, 2010)
  392. Lily Allen – Who’d Have Known (It’s Not Me, It’s You, 2009)
  393. Bruce Springsteen – Hungry Heart (The River, 1980)
  394. Billy Joel – The Longest Time (An Innocent Man, 1983)
  395. R.E.M. – Perfect Circle (Murmur, 1983)
  396. fun. – Sight of the Sun (Girls OST, 2013)
  397. They Might Be Giants – Bangs (Mink Car, 2001)
  398. Ocean Colour Scene – The Day We Caught the Train (Moseley Shoals, 1996)
  399. Toad the Wet Sprocket – Walk on the Ocean (fear, 1991)
  400. Less Than Jake – Fall Apart (In With the Out Crowd, 2006)
  401. Marc Cohn – Walking in Memphis (Marc Cohn, 1991)
  402. Barenaked Ladies – I Saw It (All in Good Time, 2010)
  403. Radiohead – No Surprises (OK Computer, 1997)
  404. The Smiths – Cemetry Gates (The Queen is Dead, 1986)
  405. “Weird Al” Yankovic – Hardware Store (Poodle Hat, 2003)
  406. The Fratellis – Slow (Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied, 2015)
  407. Bruce Springsteen – Jungleland (Born to Run, 1975)
  408. The Beautiful South – Don’t Marry Her (Blue is the Colour, 1996)
  409. Band of Horses – Factory (Infinite Arms, 2010)
  410. The Beatles – Penny Lane (Magical Mystery Tour, 1967)
  411. Goldfinger – Superman (Hang-Ups, 1997)
  412. Neil Young – Sail Away (Rust Never Sleeps, 1979)
  413. They Might Be Giants – I Palindrome I (Apollo 18, 1992)
  414. The Shires – Tonight (Brave, 2015)
  415. David Guetta ft Sia – Titanium (Nothing But the Beat, 2011)
  416. Bruce Springsteen – Livin’ in the Future (Magic, 2007)
  417. Nil Lara – Fighting for My Love (Scrubs OST, 2002)
  418. Billy Joel – Allentown (The Nylon Curtain, 1982)
  419. LeAnn Rimes – Suddenly (Twisted Angel, 2002)
  420. Pet Shop Boys – Memory of the Future (Elysium, 2012)
  421. Texas – Summer Son (The Hush, 1999)
  422. R.E.M. – It Happened Today (Collapse Into Now, 2011)
  423. The Gaslight Anthem – Selected Poems (Get Hurt, 2014)
  424. Hawksley Workman – Battlefords (Median Age Wasteland, 2019)
  425. Lily Allen – Chinese (It’s Not Me, It’s You, 2009)
  426. Barenaked Ladies – Testing 1, 2, 3 (Everything to Everyone, 2003)
  427. M. Ward – Epistemology (Hold Time, 2009)
  428. They Might Be Giants – The Communists Have the Music (My Murdered Remains, 2018)
  429. Wheatus – Teenage Dirtbag (Wheatus, 2000)
  430. Vanessa Carlton – A Thousand Miles (Be Not Nobody, 2002)
  431. Elliott Smith – Say Yes (Either/Or, 1997)
  432. A*Teens – Upside Down (Teen Spirit, 2001)
  433. Men at Work – Down Under (Business as Usual, 1981)
  434. The Echo-Friendly – Same Mistakes (Girls OST, 2013)
  435. Los Campesinos! – Straight In at 101 (Romance is Boring, 2010)
  436. Alice Band – One Day at a Time (The Love Junk Store, 2001)
  437. The Weepies – Gotta Have You (Say I Am You, 2006)
  438. R.E.M. – Leave (New Adventures in Hi-Fi, 1996)
  439. Meat Loaf – Good Girls Go to Heaven (Bad Girls Go Everywhere) (Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell, 1993)
  440. Bruce Springsteen – The Ties That Bind (The River, 1980)
  441. fun. – All the Pretty Girls (Aim & Ignite, 2009)
  442. Barenaked Ladies – Helicopters (Maroon, 2000)
  443. Dave Hause – Sandy Sheets (Blood Harmony, 2021)
  444. Electric Light Orchestra – Wild West Hero (Out of the Blue, 1977)
  445. Billy Joel – The River of Dreams (River of Dreams, 1993)
  446. The National – Graceless (Trouble Will Find Me, 2013)
  447. Billy Ocean – Red Light Spells Danger (City Limit, 1980)
  448. The Beach Boys – Sloop John B. (Pet Sounds, 1966)
  449. Bruce Springsteen – Night (Born to Run, 1975)
  450. Val Doonican – Two Streets ((Val Doonican single), 1967)
  451. Bruce Springsteen – Ghosts (Letter to You, 2020)
  452. Fleetwood Mac – As Long As You Follow (Greatest Hits, 1988)
  453. The National – All the Wine (Alligator, 2005)
  454. Rick Astley – Together Forever (Whenever You Need Somebody, 1987)
  455. The Beatles – Eleanor Rigby (Revolver, 1966)
  456. Meat Loaf – Everything Louder Than Everything Else (Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell, 1993)
  457. R.E.M. – Texarkana (Out of Time, 1991)
  458. Fleetwood Mac – Seven Wonders (Tango in the Night, 1987)
  459. Big Bird & Alyson Court – Easy Goin’ Day (Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird OST, 1985)
  460. The Cure – Just Like Heaven (Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, 1987)
  461. They Might Be Giants – I Should Be Allowed To Think (John Henry, 1994)
  462. The Gaslight Anthem – Bring It On (American Slang, 2010)
  463. Catatonia – Jump or Be Sane ((Catatonia single), 1997)
  464. Reel Big Fish – Good Thing (Cheer Up!, 2002)
  465. The Magic Numbers – Love Me Like You (The Magic Numbers, 2005)
  466. She and Him – This Is Not A Test (Volume 1, 2008)
  467. Elton John – I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues (Too Low for Zero, 1983)
  468. The Polyphonic Spree – Section 12: Hold Me Now (Together We’re Heavy, 2004)
  469. Same Difference – Souled Out (The Rest is History, 2011)
  470. Travis – 3 Miles High (Everything at Once, 2016)
  471. Nate Ruess – Great Big Storm (Grand Romantic, 2015)
  472. Bruce Springsteen – Jackson Cage (The River, 1980)
  473. The Magnetic Fields – Papa was a Rodeo (69 Love Songs, 1999)
  474. Dave Hause – Autism Vaccine Blues (Devour, 2013)
  475. Ellie Campbell – So Many Ways (Ellie, 1999)
  476. fun. – Be Calm (Aim & Ignite, 2009)
  477. Meat Loaf – What About Love (Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose, 2006)
  478. Electric Light Orchestra – Sweet Talkin’ Woman (Out of the Blue, 1977)
  479. R.E.M. – New Test Leper (New Adventures in Hi-Fi, 1996)
  480. Recliner – Leaving Hollywood (Tranquilizer, 2006)
  481. Barenaked Ladies – I Have Learned (All in Good Time, 2010)
  482. Manic Street Preachers – A Design For Life (Everything Must Go, 1996)
  483. Coconut Records – Any Fun (Davy, 2009)
  484. Joe Grushecky – No Strings Attached (American Babylon, 1995)
  485. Morrissey – Staircase at the University (World Peace is None of Your Business, 2014)
  486. Bruce Springsteen – Waitin’ on a Sunny Day (The Rising, 2002)
  487. The Decemberists – Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then) (The Crane Wife, 2006)
  488. Childish Gambino – Kids (Keep Up) (Camp, 2011)
  489. Bob Dylan – Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (Blonde on Blonde, 1966)
  490. The Polyphonic Spree – Sonic Bloom (Wait EP, 2006)
  491. The Magic Numbers – Mornings Eleven (The Magic Numbers, 2005)
  492. Kacey Musgraves – Happy and Sad (Golden Hour, 2018)
  493. deadmau5 – Strobe (For Lack of a Better Name, 2009)
  494. Wire – Outdoor Miner (Chairs Missing, 1978)
  495. R.E.M. – Radio Free Europe (Murmur, 1983)
  496. The War on Drugs – Holding On (A Deeper Understanding, 2017)
  497. Coldplay – Viva La Vida (Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends, 2008)
  498. Britney Spears – Lucky (Oops!.. I Did It Again, 2000)
  499. Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes – This Time Baby’s Gone For Good (Hearts of Stone, 1978)
  500. Sigur Rós – Hoppípolla (Takk…, 2005)
  501. The National – I’ll Still Destroy You (Sleep Well Beast, 2017)
  502. Hem – Not California (Funnel Cloud, 2006)
  503. Brian Fallon – Watson (Sleepwalkers, 2018)
  504. Cerys Matthews – Arlington Way (Don’t Look Down, 2009)
  505. The Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger (Costello Music, 2006)
  506. Cracker – Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out With Me (Sunrise in the Land of Milk and Honey, 2009)
  507. I’m From Barcelona – The Painter (Let Me Introduce My Friends, 2006)
  508. Steps – Scared of the Dark (Tears on the Dancefloor, 2017)
  509. Sugar – Hoover Dam (Copper Blue, 1992)
  510. Dr. Dre – Talking to My Diary (Compton, 2015)
  511. Eminem – Lose Yourself (8 Mile OST, 2002)
  512. The Gaslight Anthem – Howl (Handwritten, 2012)
  513. “Weird Al” Yankovic – Everything You Know Is Wrong (Bad Hair Day, 1996)
  514. Talking Heads – Once in a Lifetime (Remain in Light, 1980)
  515. R.E.M. – Life and How to Live It (Fables of the Reconstruction, 1985)
  516. Jon Fratelli – Magic and Mayhem (Psycho Jukebox, 2011)
  517. Brian Fallon – Tin Pan Alley (Georgia EP, 2016)
  518. Lighthouse Family – High (Postcards from Heaven, 1997)
  519. Danny and the Champions of the World – Soul in the City (Hearts & Arrows, 2011)
  520. The Gaslight Anthem – The Backseat (The ’59 Sound, 2008)
  521. Barenaked Ladies – This Is Where It Ends (Born on a Pirate Ship, 1996)
  522. Keane – Spiralling (Perfect Symmetry, 2008)
  523. fun. – I Wanna Be The One (Aim & Ignite, 2009)
  524. The National – Bloodbuzz Ohio (High Violet, 2010)
  525. Teenage Fanclub – The Concept (Bandwagonesque, 1991)
  526. Interpol – Next Exit (Antics, 2004)
  527. The Magic Numbers – Love’s A Game (The Magic Numbers, 2005)
  528. Carbon Leaf – Mary Mac (Echo Echo , 2001)
  529. Danny and the Champions of the World – You Don’t Know (My Heart is in the Right Place) (Hearts & Arrows, 2011)
  530. Morrissey – I’m OK By Myself (Years of Refusal, 2009)
  531. The Killers – This River is Wild (Sam’s Town, 2006)
  532. Bruce Springsteen – I Wish I Were Blind (Lucky Town, 1992)
  533. Frankie Avalon – Beauty School Dropout (Grease OST, 1978)
  534. Emmy the Great – Mia (First Love, 2009)
  535. The Format – Time Bomb (Dog Problems, 2006)
  536. Lady Gaga – Poker Face (The Fame, 2008)
  537. The Magnetic Fields – I Looked All Over Town (i, 2004)
  538. Vonda Shepard – Hooked On A Feeling (Ally McBeal OST, 1998)
  539. Barenaked Ladies – New Disaster (Detour de Force, 2021)
  540. R.E.M. – We Walk (Murmur, 1983)
  541. Divinyls – I Touch Myself (Divinyls, 1990)
  542. Brian Fallon – Painkillers (Painkillers, 2016)
  543. The Magnetic Fields – The Nun’s Litany (Distortion, 2008)
  544. Danny and the Champions of the World – (Never Stop Building) That Old Space Rocket (Stay True, 2013)
  545. Cocteau Twins – Cherry-Coloured Funk (Heaven or Las Vegas, 1990)
  546. The Shins – So Says I (Chutes Too Narrow, 2003)
  547. Ludovico Einaudi – Experience (Starkey Remix) (In a Time Lapse: The Remixes, 2013)
  548. Patrick Wolf – The City (Lupercalia, 2011)
  549. Childish Gambino – Fire Fly (Camp, 2011)
  550. Ramones – My Brain is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg) (Animal Boy, 1985)
  551. The Housemartins – Happy Hour (London 0 Hull 4, 1986)
  552. The Drew Thomson Foundation – Pace Yourself (The Drew Thomson Foundation, 2019)
  553. The Long Blondes – Once and Never Again (Someone to Drive You Home, 2006)
  554. Morrissey – One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell (Years of Refusal, 2009)
  555. Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes – Without Love (This Time It’s for Real, 1977)
  556. The Fratellis – Ole Black and Blue Eyes (Costello Music, 2006)
  557. fun. – All Alright (Some Nights, 2012)
  558. R.E.M. – Wall of Death (Beat the Retreat, 1994)
  559. Leigh Nash – Angel Tonight (Blue on Blue, 2006)
  560. The Gaslight Anthem – Old Haunts (American Slang, 2010)
  561. Bruce Springsteen – Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) (The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle, 1973)
  562. Natalie Imbruglia – Glorious (Glorious: The Singles 97-07, 2007)
  563. Chuck Mangione – Land of Make Believe (Land of Make Believe, 1973)
  564. The Explorers Club – Forever (Freedom Wind, 2008)
  565. Bryan Adams – This Side of Paradise (Room Service, 2004)
  566. Guided by Voices – Chasing Heather Crazy (Isolation Drills, 2001)
  567. Phil Collins – I Wish It Would Rain Down (…But Seriously, 1989)
  568. Britney Spears – Oops!.. I Did It Again (Oops!.. I Did It Again, 2000)
  569. The Shins – Kissing the Lipless (Chutes Too Narrow, 2003)
  570. Bleachers – Wake Me (Strange Desire, 2014)
  571. Bruce Springsteen – If I Was the Priest (Letter to You, 2020)
  572. Tommy Tutone – 867-5309 (Jenny) (Tommy Tutone 2, 1981)
  573. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – Even the Losers (Damn the Torpedoes, 1979)
  574. Barenaked Ladies – Celebrity (Everything to Everyone, 2003)
  575. They Might Be Giants – Everything Right Is Wrong Again (They Might Be Giants, 1986)
  576. The Fratellis – I’ve Been Blind (In Your Own Sweet Time, 2018)
  577. The Hold Steady – Big Cig (Teeth Dreams, 2014)
  578. Steps – Something in Your Eyes (What the Future Holds, 2020)
  579. The National – I Should Live in Salt (Trouble Will Find Me, 2013)
  580. Morrissey – Alma Matters (Maladjusted, 1997)
  581. Brian Fallon – Red Lights (Painkillers, 2016)
  582. Christian Lee Hutson – Talk (Beginners, 2020)
  583. Smallpools – Killer Whales (LOVETAP!, 2015)
  584. Jimmy Eat World – The Authority Song (Bleed American, 2001)
  585. Alphabeat – 10,000 Nights (This is Alphabeat, 2007)
  586. Scooch – For Sure (Four Sure, 2000)
  587. The Highwomen – Crowded Table (The Highwomen, 2019)
  588. Bleachers – I Wanna Get Better (Strange Desire, 2014)
  589. Natalie Imbruglia – Build it Better (Firebird, 2021)
  590. Keane – Perfect Symmetry (Perfect Symmetry, 2008)
  591. Coconut Records – Easy Girl (Nighttiming, 2007)
  592. Carbon Leaf – Blue Ridge Laughing (Ether-Electrified Porch Music, 1999)
  593. The Magnetic Fields – I Don’t Really Love You Anymore (i, 2004)
  594. The Fratellis – Lupe Brown (Here We Stand, 2008)
  595. Lady Gaga – Bad Romance (The Fame Monster, 2009)
  596. M83 – Midnight City (Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, 2011)
  597. ABBA – The Winner Takes It All (Super Trouper, 1980)
  598. The Police – Every Breath You Take (Synchronicity, 1983)
  599. Marillion – Kayleigh (Misplaced Childhood, 1985)
  600. The Fratellis – Alive (Half Drunk Under a Full Moon, 2021)
  601. Humate – Love Stimulation (Paul van Dyk Mix) (Cielo: Sunrise, 1998)
  602. Bruce Springsteen – The Wish (Tracks, 1998)
  603. Johnny Cash – I Hung My Head (American IV: The Man Comes Around, 2002)
  604. Semisonic – Closing Time (Feeling Strangely Fine, 1998)
  605. Kanye West – Bound II (Yeezus, 2013)
  606. Against Me! – We’re Breaking Up (White Crosses, 2010)
  607. Steps – Love’s Got A Hold On My Heart (Steptacular, 1999)
  608. Meat Loaf – Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are (Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell, 1993)
  609. R.E.M. – I’ll Take the Rain (Reveal, 2001)
  610. Phillip Bailey with Phil Collins – Easy Lover (Chinese Wall, 1984)
  611. Travis – What Will Come (Everything at Once, 2016)
  612. Against Me! – I Was A Teenage Anarchist (White Crosses, 2010)
  613. Butch Walker – East Coast Girl (Stay Gold, 2016)
  614. Barenaked Ladies – Say What You Want (Silverball, 2015)
  615. Emmy the Great – Social Halo (Second Love, 2016)
  616. Communards – Don’t Leave Me This Way (Communards, 1986)
  617. Bruce Springsteen – Ain’t Good Enough For You (The Promise, 2010)
  618. Eminem – The Way I Am (The Marshall Mathers LP, 2000)
  619. Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel – Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me) (The Best Years of Our Lives, 1975)
  620. Los Campesinos! – My Year in Lists (Hold on Now, Youngster.., 2008)
  621. Prince – Little Red Corvette (1999, 1982)
  622. Shawn Mullins – All in My Head (Scrubs OST, 2002)
  623. Alanis Morissette – Head Over Feet (Jagged Little Pill, 1995)
  624. Green Day – Minority (Warning, 2000)
  625. Cindy Bullens – It’s Raining on Prom Night (Grease OST, 1978)
  626. Taylor Swift – King of My Heart (Reputation, 2017)
  627. Robbie Williams – Sexed Up (Escapology, 2002)
  628. The Ark – The Worrying Kind (Prayer for the Weekend, 2007)
  629. Taylor Swift – Out of the Woods (1989, 2014)
  630. Counting Crows – Mrs. Potter’s Lullaby (This Desert Life, 1999)
  631. Dave Hause – Meet Me at the Lanes (Resolutions, 2011)
  632. Jimmy Eat World – Pol Roger (Integrity Blues, 2016)
  633. They Might Be Giants – Museum of Idiots (The Spine, 2004)
  634. Darker My Love – Snow is Falling (The Christmas Gig, 2010)
  635. Sha-Na-Na – Tears on My Pillow (Grease OST, 1978)
  636. Blondie – Maria (No Exit, 1999)
  637. R.E.M. – The Outsiders (Around the Sun, 2004)
  638. The National – Pink Rabbits (Trouble Will Find Me, 2013)
  639. They Might Be Giants – ‘Til My Head Falls Off (Factory Showroom, 1996)
  640. Tim Minchin – The Fence (Live at the O2, 2010)
  641. Adam Rickitt – I Breathe Again (Good Times, 1999)
  642. Billy Coulter – It’s Christmas Day (Holiday Feast Vol. 8, 2005)
  643. The Clash – Hitsville UK (Sandinista!, 1980)
  644. Queen – Killer Queen (Sheer Heart Attack, 1974)
  645. Tracey Ullman – They Don’t Know (You Broke My Heart in 17 Pieces, 1983)
  646. Roger Whittaker – Durham Town (New World in the Morning, 1971)
  647. Elaine Paige & Barbara Dixon – I Know Him So Well (Chess OST, 1984)
  648. Against Me! – Paralytic States (Transgender Dysphoria Blues, 2014)
  649. Billy Joel – All About Soul (Remix) (River of Dreams, 1993)
  650. The Gaslight Anthem – Here Comes My Man (Handwritten, 2012)
  651. The National – Oblivions (I Am Easy to Find, 2019)
  652. Robbie Williams – Strong (I’ve Been Expecting You, 1998)
  653. Steps – Since You Took Your Love Away (Steptacular, 1999)
  654. Smallpools – Million Bucks (The Science of Letting Go EP, 2017)
  655. Bruce Springsteen – Where The Bands Are (Tracks, 1998)
  656. Bleachers – Don’t Take the Money (Gone Now, 2017)
  657. Neil Sedaka – Breaking Up is Hard to Do ((Neil Sedaka single), 1962)
  658. Mika – Grace Kelly (Life in Cartoon Motion, 2007)
  659. Gareth Gates – Anyone of Us (Stupid Mistake) (What My Heart Wants to Say, 2002)
  660. Emmy the Great & Tim Wheeler – Snowflakes (This is Christmas, 2011)
  661. Barenaked Ladies – Sell Sell Sell (Maroon, 2000)
  662. Sugar – Helpless (Copper Blue, 1992)
  663. Brandi Carlile – Sugartooth (By the Way, I Forgive You, 2018)
  664. Meat Loaf – If God Could Talk (Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose, 2006)
  665. The Killers – Mr. Brightside (Hot Fuss, 2004)
  666. Lightning Seeds – Sugar Coated Iceberg (Dizzy Heights, 1996)
  667. R.E.M. – Time After Time (Annelise) (Reckoning, 1984)
  668. Catatonia – Fuel (Paper Scissors Stone, 2001)
  669. Boyzone – Key to My Life (Said and Done, 1995)
  670. Morrissey – The Bullfighter Dies (World Peace is None of Your Business, 2014)
  671. Kacey Musgraves – Merry-Go-Round (Same Trailer, Different Park, 2013)
  672. Bruce Springsteen – Meet Me in the City (The River Outtakes, 2015)
  673. Billy Joel – Summer, Highland Falls (Turnstiles, 1976)
  674. The Horrible Crowes – Behold the Hurricane (Elsie, 2011)
  675. ABBA – Lay All Your Love On Me (Super Trouper, 1980)
  676. Phil Collins – Two Hearts (Buster OST, 1988)
  677. Band of Horses – Laredo (Infinite Arms, 2010)
  678. Better Than Ezra – A Lifetime (Before the Robots, 2005)
  679. Danny and the Champions of the World – Heart and Arrow (Hearts & Arrows, 2011)
  680. Keane – This Is The Last Time (Hopes and Fears, 2004)
  681. Taylor Swift – Love Story (Fearless, 2008)
  682. The Fratellis – Flathead (Costello Music, 2006)
  683. The Magnetic Fields – Yeah! Oh, Yeah! (69 Love Songs, 1999)
  684. They Might Be Giants – The World’s Address (Lincoln, 1988)
  685. Belinda Carlisle – Heaven is a Place on Earth (Heaven on Earth, 1987)
  686. Bryan Adams – Summer of ’69 (Reckless, 1984)
  687. Jimmy Eat World – Through (Integrity Blues, 2016)
  688. Taylor Swift – All Too Well (Red, 2012)
  689. The Decemberists – 16 Military Wives (Picaresque, 2005)
  690. ABBA – Super Trouper (Super Trouper, 1980)
  691. U2 – With Or Without You (The Joshua Tree, 1987)
  692. Scooch – One of These Days (Four Sure, 2000)
  693. Steps – It’s the Way You Make Me Feel (Buzz, 2000)
  694. “Weird Al” Yankovic – The Night Santa Went Crazy (Bad Hair Day, 1996)
  695. Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes – This Time It’s For Real (This Time It’s for Real, 1977)
  696. Simple Plan – Grow Up (Scooby-Doo OST, 2002)
  697. Nate Ruess – Nothing Without Love (Grand Romantic, 2015)
  698. Dave Brubeck Quartet – Take Five (Time Out, 1959)
  699. Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx – Nightcall (Drive OST, 2011)
  700. Steps – Last Thing on My Mind (Step One, 1998)
  701. No Doubt – Don’t Speak (Tragic Kingdom, 1995)
  702. They Might Be Giants – Why Must I Be Sad? (John Henry, 1994)
  703. ABBA – One Of Us (The Visitors, 1981)
  704. The Beatles – All You Need is Love (Magical Mystery Tour, 1967)
  705. A-ha – The Living Daylights (Stay on These Roads, 1987)
  706. The Gaslight Anthem – Mulholland Drive (Handwritten, 2012)
  707. Billy Joel – Miami 2017 (I’ve Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway) (Turnstiles, 1976)
  708. Take That – Rule The World (Beautiful World, 2006)
  709. Ronald Reed Jackson – Cold New Orleans Rain (Cold New Orleans Rain, 2002)
  710. Ryan Adams – Gimme Something Good (Ryan Adams, 2014)
  711. Brian Fallon – Forget Me Not (Sleepwalkers, 2018)
  712. Joe 90 – Drive (Dream This, 1999)
  713. The Polyphonic Spree – Section 24: The Fragile Army (The Fragile Army, 2007)
  714. The Gaslight Anthem – I Coulda Been A Contender (Sink or Swim, 2007)
  715. Taylor Swift – London Boy (Lover, 2019)
  716. The National – The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness (Sleep Well Beast, 2017)
  717. Smallpools – Passenger Side (The Science of Letting Go EP, 2017)
  718. Barenaked Ladies – Maybe You’re Right (Barenaked Ladies Are Me, 2006)
  719. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – Here Comes My Girl (Damn the Torpedoes, 1979)
  720. Chris Farren – Say U Want Me (Can’t Die, 2016)
  721. Travis – Flowers in the Window (The Invisible Band, 2001)
  722. Taylor Swift – Dress (Reputation, 2017)
  723. Jimmy Eat World – Hear You Me (Bleed American, 2001)
  724. Bruce Springsteen – Roulette (Tracks, 1998)
  725. Barenaked Ladies – Get Back Up (Silverball, 2015)
  726. Steps – Story of a Heart (Tears on the Dancefloor, 2017)
  727. The Fratellis – Stand-Up Tragedy (In Your Own Sweet Time, 2018)
  728. La La Land – Someone in the Crowd (La La Land OST, 2016)
  729. Jimmy Eat World – It Matters (Integrity Blues, 2016)
  730. They Might Be Giants – Meet James Ensor (John Henry, 1994)
  731. The War on Drugs – Strangest Thing (A Deeper Understanding, 2017)
  732. Guided by Voices – Game of Pricks (Alien Lanes, 1995)
  733. They Might Be Giants – We’re The Replacements (Miscellaneous T, 1987)
  734. Barenaked Ladies – Boomerang (Grinning Streak, 2013)
  735. The Gaslight Anthem – Rollin’ and Tumblin’ (Get Hurt, 2014)
  736. Butch Walker – Can We Just Not Talk About Last Night (Stay Gold, 2016)
  737. The Fratellis – Until She Saves My Soul (We Need Medicine, 2013)
  738. The Human League – Don’t You Want Me (Dare, 1981)
  739. R.E.M. – Losing My Religion (Out of Time, 1991)
  740. Aztec Camera – Somewhere in My Heart (Love, 1987)
  741. Cerys Matthews – A Captain Needs a Ship (Don’t Look Down, 2009)
  742. El Vy – It’s a Game (Return to the Moon, 2015)
  743. Tal Bachman – She’s So High (Tal Bachman, 1999)
  744. R.E.M. – Shaking Through (Murmur, 1983)
  745. Sam Fender – Hypersonic Missiles (Hypersonic Missiles, 2019)
  746. Cerys Matthews – Open Roads (Never Said Goodbye, 2006)
  747. The Beach Boys – Help Me Rhonda (The Beach Boys Today!, 1965)
  748. The Beatles – Please Please Me (Please Please Me, 1963)
  749. Bruce Springsteen – The Ghost of Tom Joad (The Ghost of Tom Joad, 1995)
  750. Guided by Voices – Motor Away (Alien Lanes, 1995)
  751. Morrissey – It’s Not Your Birthday Anymore (Years of Refusal, 2009)
  752. The Fratellis – Imposters (Little by Little) (Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied, 2015)
  753. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – Learning to Fly (Into the Great Wide Open, 1991)
  754. Meat Loaf – Prize Fight Lover ((Meat Loaf single), 2010)
  755. Phil Collins – Another Day in Paradise (…But Seriously, 1989)
  756. Barenaked Ladies – Take It Outside (Everything to Everyone, 2003)
  757. Vonda Shepard – Searchin’ My Soul (Ally McBeal OST, 1998)
  758. Catatonia – Is Everybody Here on Drugs? (Paper Scissors Stone, 2001)
  759. The National – Heavenfaced (Trouble Will Find Me, 2013)
  760. Park Jiha – Communion (Communion, 2018)
  761. Counting Crows – American Girls (Hard Candy, 2002)
  762. Neil Sedaka – Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen ((Neil Sedaka single), 1961)
  763. Dave Hause – Paradise (Kick, 2019)
  764. The Fratellis – She’s Not Gone Yet But She’s Leaving (We Need Medicine, 2013)
  765. Tommy James and the Shondells – Crimson and Clover (Crimson & Clover, 1968)
  766. Stevie Wonder – Superstition (Talking Book, 1972)
  767. Sheena Easton – Morning Train (9 to 5) (Take My Time, 1980)
  768. George Michael – Careless Whisper (Make it Big, 1984)
  769. The Corrs – Humdrum (Borrowed Heaven, 2004)
  770. Sugababes – About You Now (Change, 2007)
  771. Travis – Side (The Invisible Band, 2001)
  772. They Might Be Giants – Man It’s So Loud In Here (Mink Car, 2001)
  773. Bowling for Soup – 1985 (A Hangover You Don’t Deserve, 2004)
  774. The Undertones – Teenage Kicks (The Undertones, 1978)
  775. R.E.M. – Half A World Away (Out of Time, 1991)
  776. Britney Spears – ..Baby One More Time (…Baby One More Time, 1999)
  777. Gary U.S. Bonds – Soul Deep (On the Line, 1982)
  778. Steps – Back to You (Step One, 1998)
  779. ABBA – Ring Ring (Ring Ring, 1973)
  780. Leona Lewis – One More Sleep (Christmas, with Love, 2013)
  781. Keane – Sovereign Light Café (Strangeland, 2012)
  782. Arctic Monkeys – When the Sun Goes Down (Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, 2006)
  783. Band of Horses – Compliments (Infinite Arms, 2010)
  784. The Beautiful South – Perfect 10 (Quench, 1998)
  785. The Gaslight Anthem – 1,000 Years (Get Hurt, 2014)
  786. Peter Sarstedt – Where Do You Go To My Lovely (Where Do You Go To My Lovely, 1969)
  787. Smallpools – Mason Jar (LOVETAP!, 2015)
  788. Sugar Ray – Every Morning (0.624305555555556, 1999)
  789. Alphabeat – Now You Know (Don’t Know What’s Cool Anymore, 2019)
  790. The Magnetic Fields – You Must Be Out Of Your Mind (Realism, 2010)
  791. Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart ((Joy Division single), 1980)
  792. They Might Be Giants – Spiraling Shape (Factory Showroom, 1996)
  793. The Killers – Dustland (ft. Bruce Springsteen) ([The Killers single], 2021)
  794. U2 – One Tree Hill (The Joshua Tree, 1987)
  795. Shania Twain – Whatever You Do! Don’t! (Come on Over, 1997)
  796. “Weird Al” Yankovic – Frank’s 2000″ TV (Alapalooza, 1993)
  797. Bruce Springsteen – Tougher than the Rest (Tunnel of Love, 1987)
  798. Lolly – Per Sempre Amore (Forever in Love) (Pick’n’Mix, 2000)
  799. Barenaked Ladies – Bringing it Home (Fake Nudes, 2017)
  800. Meat Loaf – Bad for Good (Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose, 2006)
  801. The Beatles – I Saw Her Standing There (Please Please Me, 1963)
  802. Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You (Merry Christmas, 1994)
  803. Simple Minds – Don’t You Forget About Me (The Breakfast Club OST, 1985)
  804. The Beach Boys – I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times (Pet Sounds, 1966)
  805. The Gaslight Anthem – Miles Davis & the Cool (The ’59 Sound, 2008)
  806. U2 – I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (The Joshua Tree, 1987)
  807. Kiss – Crazy Crazy Nights (Crazy Nights, 1987)
  808. Michael Jackson – Human Nature (Thriller, 1982)
  809. Lady Gaga – Paparazzi (The Fame, 2008)
  810. R.E.M. – I’ve Been High (Reveal, 2001)
  811. The National – Lemonworld (High Violet, 2010)
  812. Carpenters – Superstar (Carpenters, 1971)
  813. The Casuals – Jesamine (Hour World, 1968)
  814. James – Sit Down (Gold Mother, 1990)
  815. M People – Search for the Hero (Bizarre Fruit, 1994)
  816. Emmy the Great – Swimming Pool (Second Love, 2016)
  817. Darlene Love – Forbidden Nights (Introducing Darlene Love, 2015)
  818. The Pretenders – Back on the Chain Gang (Learning to Crawl, 1984)
  819. Beyonce & Jay-Z – Drunk in Love (Beyonce, 2013)
  820. Frank Sinatra – Strangers in the Night (Strangers in the Night, 1966)
  821. Less Than Jake – Mostly Memories (In With the Out Crowd, 2006)
  822. Guided by Voices – The Official Ironmen Rally Song (Under the Bushes Under the Stars, 1996)
  823. Strawberry Alarm Clock – Incense and Peppermints (Incense and Peppermints, 1967)
  824. Bruce Springsteen – Moonlight Motel (Western Stars, 2019)
  825. The Beta Band – Dry the Rain (Champion Versions, 1997)
  826. The Fall – Wings (Perverted by Language, 1983)
  827. Bruce Springsteen – Kingdom of Days (Working on a Dream, 2009)
  828. Elvis Presley – In the Ghetto (From Elvis in Memphis, 1969)
  829. Vonda Shepard – I Only Want to Be With You (Ally McBeal OST, 1998)
  830. Bleachers – Chinatown (feat. Bruce Springsteen) (Take the Sadness out of Saturday Night, 2020)
  831. The Gaslight Anthem – The Queen of Lower Chelsea (American Slang, 2010)
  832. Katy Perry – Waking Up In Vegas (One of the Boys, 2008)
  833. Third Eye Blind – Semi-Charmed Life (Third Eye Blind, 1997)
  834. The Magnetic Fields – Meaningless (69 Love Songs, 1999)
  835. Barenaked Ladies – Never is Enough (Stunt, 1998)
  836. Billy Joel – Tell Her About It (An Innocent Man, 1983)
  837. Barry Manilow – I Write the Songs (Tryin’ to Get the Feeling, 1975)
  838. Jeff Rosenstock – Beating My Head Against A Wall (POST-, 2018)
  839. Deep Blue Something – Breakfast At Tiffany’s (11th Song, 1993)
  840. Against Me! – Thrash Unreal (New Wave, 2007)
  841. John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John – Summer Nights (Grease OST, 1978)
  842. R.E.M. – Strange Currencies (Monster, 1994)
  843. The National – Fake Empire (Boxer, 2007)
  844. The Animals – House of the Rising Sun (The Animals, 1964)
  845. Shakira – Whenever, Wherever (Laundry Service, 2001)
  846. Boyzone – Love Me For A Reason (Said and Done, 1995)
  847. Starship – We Built This City (Knee Deep in the Hoopla, 1985)
  848. Pet Shop Boys – What Have I Done to Deserve This? (Actually, 1987)
  849. Roger Whittaker – I Don’t Believe in If Anymore (I Don’t Believe in If Anymore, 1970)
  850. Neil Sedaka – Calendar Girl ((Neil Sedaka single), 1961)
  851. Elvis Costello – Veronica (Spike, 1989)
  852. Jimmy Eat World – Sweetness (Bleed American, 2001)
  853. Catatonia – Mulder & Scully (International Velvet, 1998)
  854. Bryan Adams – She’s a Little Too Good For Me (Room Service, 2004)
  855. Steel Train – You and I Undercover (Steel Train, 2010)
  856. Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse of the Heart (Faster than the Speed of Night, 1983)
  857. Radiohead – Karma Police (OK Computer, 1997)
  858. Better Oblivion Community Center – Chesapeake (Better Oblivion Community Center, 2019)
  859. They Might Be Giants – Answer (Glean, 2015)
  860. Bruce Springsteen – The Promise (18 Tracks, 1999)
  861. Bleachers – Goodmorning (Gone Now, 2017)
  862. Band of Horses – NW Apt. (Infinite Arms, 2010)
  863. Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova – Falling Slowly (Once OST, 2006)
  864. Billy Joel – This is the Time (The Bridge, 1986)
  865. The Menzingers – America (You’re Freaking Me Out) (Hello Exile, 2019)
  866. Dave Hause – Saboteurs (Kick, 2019)
  867. Fleetwood Mac – Everywhere (Tango in the Night, 1987)
  868. Electric Light Orchestra – Strange Magic (Face the Music, 1975)
  869. Ryan Hamilton & the Harlequin Ghosts – Far Cry (This is the Sound, 2019)
  870. The Jam – Going Underground (Setting Sons, 1979)
  871. Tears for Fears – Head Over Heels (Songs from the Big Chair, 1985)
  872. The Muppets – Rainbow Connection (The Muppet Movie OST, 1979)
  873. The Flaming Lips – Do You Realize?? (Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, 2002)
  874. Sugar – Changes (Copper Blue, 1992)
  875. The Police – Every Little Thing She Does is Magic (Ghost in the Machine, 1981)
  876. Joe Grushecky – Coming Down Maria (American Babylon, 1995)
  877. TLC – No Scrubs (FanMail, 1999)
  878. The Divine Comedy – Norman and Norma (Office Politics, 2019)
  879. Underworld – Born Slippy .NUXX (Trainspotting OST, 1995)
  880. Maroon 5 – Won’t Go Home Without You (It Won’t Be Soon Before Long, 2007)
  881. The Magic Numbers – A Start With No Ending (The Runaway, 2010)
  882. Bruce Springsteen – Happy (Tracks, 1998)
  883. R.E.M. – Make it All Okay (Around the Sun, 2004)
  884. Dave Hause – OMG (Kick, 2019)
  885. Less Than Jake – Hopeless Case (In With the Out Crowd, 2006)
  886. Meat Loaf – Cry Over Me (Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose, 2006)
  887. Jason Downs ft. Milk – White Boy with a Feather (White Boy with a Feather, 2001)
  888. Maroon 5 – The Man Who Never Lied (Overexposed, 2012)
  889. The Beach Boys – California Girls (Distortion, 2008)
  890. Pet Shop Boys – New York City Boy (Nightlife, 1999)
  891. Scooch – The Best is Yet to Come (Four Sure, 2000)
  892. The Fratellis – Jeannie Nitro (We Need Medicine, 2013)
  893. They Might Be Giants – Mammal (Apollo 18, 1992)
  894. Barenaked Ladies – Maybe Katie (Everything to Everyone, 2003)
  895. Fire Inc. – Nowhere Fast (Streets of Fire OST, 1984)
  896. Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) (Whitney, 1987)
  897. Die Arzte – Vorbei ist Vorbei (Jazz ist anders, 2007)
  898. The Magnetic Fields – Busby Berkeley Dreams (69 Love Songs, 1999)
  899. Billy Joel – An Innocent Man (An Innocent Man, 1983)
  900. ABBA – S.O.S. (ABBA, 1975)
  901. Boyzone – All That I Need (Where We Belong, 1998)
  902. Backstreet Boys – I Want it That Way (Millennium, 1999)
  903. Raspberries – Go All the Way (Raspberries, 1972)
  904. Steps – After the Love Has Gone (Steptacular, 1999)
  905. Atomic Kitten – Whole Again (Right Now, 2000)
  906. Lady Gaga – Just Dance (The Fame, 2008)
  907. Kate Bush – Wuthering Heights (The Kick Inside, 1978)
  908. The Gaslight Anthem – 45 (Handwritten, 2012)
  909. Robbie Williams – No Regrets (I’ve Been Expecting You, 1998)
  910. Meat Loaf – Out of the Frying Pan (And Into the Fire) (Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell, 1993)
  911. All Saints – Pure Shores (Saints & Sinners, 2000)
  912. No Doubt – Bathwater (Return of Saturn, 2000)
  913. Billy Joel – My Life (52nd Street, 1978)
  914. Prince – 1999 (1999, 1982)
  915. Dolly Parton – Here You Come Again (Here You Come Again, 1977)
  916. fun. – Benson Hedges (Aim & Ignite, 2009)
  917. Tom Jones – I’m Coming Home ((Tom Jones single), 1967)
  918. Elton John – Sacrifice (Sleeping with the Past, 1989)
  919. Caprice – Once Around the Sun ((Caprice single), 2001)
  920. Mark Morriss – Consuela (A Flash of Darkness, 2013)
  921. Billy Joel – Sometimes a Fantasy (Glass Houses, 1980)
  922. Jackson 5 – ABC (ABC, 1970)
  923. The Foundations – Build Me Up Buttercup (Build Me Up Buttercup, 1968)
  924. Bob Dylan – Tangled Up in Blue (Blood on the Tracks, 1975)
  925. The Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) (Sunshine on Leith, 1988)
  926. Sia – Chandelier (1000 Forms of Fear, 2014)
  927. They Might Be Giants – Doctor Worm (Severe Tire Damage, 1998)
  928. Griffin House – The Guy That Says Goodbye to You Is Out of His Mind (Homecoming, 2006)
  929. Bruce Springsteen – Two Hearts (The River, 1980)
  930. Barenaked Ladies – Golden Boy (All in Good Time, 2010)
  931. Paul Williams – Bond Themes from the Early 80s (Surf Music, 2018)
  932. Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling in Love With You (Blue Hawaii, 1961)
  933. Electric Light Orchestra – Mr Blue Sky (Out of the Blue, 1977)
  934. The Offspring – Why Don’t You Get A Job? (Americana, 1998)
  935. Kanye West – Monster (My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, 2010)
  936. Dawes – All Your Favorite Bands (All Your Favorite Bands, 2015)
  937. The La’s – There She Goes (The La’s, 1990)
  938. Queen – You’re My Best Friend (A Night at the Opera, 1975)
  939. A*Teens – Halfway Around the World (Teen Spirit, 2001)
  940. Neil Young – Like a Hurricane (American Stars ‘n Bars, 1977)
  941. Bruce Springsteen – Prove it All Night (Darkness on the Edge of Town, 1978)
  942. Uh Huh Her – Dreamer (Common Reaction, 2008)
  943. The Traveling Wilburys – End of the Line (Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1, 1988)
  944. Haim – Don’t Save Me (Days Are Gone, 2013)
  945. The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony (Urban Hymns, 1997)
  946. The Boomtown Rats – Rat Trap (A Tonic for the Troops, 1978)
  947. The Beatles – Hello Goodbye (Magical Mystery Tour, 1967)
  948. The Drifters – Save the Last Dance for Me (Save the Last Dance for Me, 1960)
  949. Sam Fender – Will We Talk? (Hypersonic Missiles, 2019)
  950. She and Him – Sentimental Heart (Volume 1, 2008)
  951. Don Henley – The Boys of Summer (Building the Perfect Beast, 1984)
  952. Roy Orbison – Crying (Crying, 1961)
  953. Taylor Swift – False God (Lover, 2019)
  954. Jeff Buckley – Corpus Christi Carol (Grace, 1994)
  955. R.E.M. – Oh My Heart (Collapse Into Now, 2011)
  956. Angelo Badalamenti – Twin Peaks Theme (Twin Peaks OST, 1990)
  957. Bee Gees – For Whom the Bell Tolls (Size Isn’t Everything, 1993)
  958. Pet Shop Boys – Being Boring (Behaviour, 1990)
  959. Against Me! – Black Me Out (Transgender Dysphoria Blues, 2014)
  960. They Might Be Giants – I Left My Body (I Like Fun, 2018)
  961. The 88 – At Least It Was Here (Community OST, 2010)
  962. Charlie Rich – The Most Beautiful Girl in the World (Behind Closed Doors, 1973)
  963. Eminem – The Real Slim Shady (The Marshall Mathers LP, 2000)
  964. Carbon Leaf – On Any Given Day (Echo Echo , 2001)
  965. Butch Walker – Pretty Melody (I Liked It Better When You Had No Heart, 2010)
  966. Phil Collins – A Groovy Kind of Love (Buster OST, 1988)
  967. The Shins – Phantom Limb (Wincing the Night Away, 2007)
  968. Band of Horses – In Need of Repair (Things Are Great, 2022)
  969. Vonda Shepard – Rainy Days (Chinatown, 2002)
  970. Nate Ruess – Harsh Light (Grand Romantic, 2015)
  971. Alanis Morissette – Ironic (Jagged Little Pill, 1995)
  972. M.I.A. – Paper Planes (Kala, 2007)
  973. Emmy the Great & Tim Wheeler – (Don’t Call Me) Mrs Christmas (This is Christmas, 2011)
  974. Fleetwood Mac – Little Lies (Tango in the Night, 1987)
  975. Hot Chocolate – I’ll Put You Together Again (Every 1’s a Winner, 1978)
  976. The Gaslight Anthem – Casanova, Baby! (The ’59 Sound, 2008)
  977. The Smiths – Panic ((The Smiths single), 1986)
  978. The Crystals – Then He Kissed Me (He’s a Rebel, 1963)
  979. Black – Wonderful Life (Wonderful Life, 1987)
  980. Simon & Garfunkel – The Sound of Silence (Sounds of Silence, 1965)
  981. The Beatles – I Want to Hold Your Hand (Meet the Beatles!, 1963)
  982. R.E.M. – Harborcoat (Reckoning, 1984)
  983. Jimmy Eat World – A Praise Chorus (Bleed American, 2001)
  984. U2 – I’ll Go Crazy if I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight (No Line on the Horizon, 2009)
  985. ABBA – I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do (ABBA, 1975)
  986. Daniel Powter – Bad Day (Daniel Powter, 2005)
  987. Emmy the Great – Absentee (First Love, 2009)
  988. Gerry Rafferty – Baker Street (City to City, 1978)
  989. John Mayer – Last Train Home (Sob Rock, 2021)
  990. They Might Be Giants – She’s An Angel (They Might Be Giants, 1986)
  991. G Tom Mac – Half (G Tom Mac, 2000)
  992. The Smiths – The Boy with the Thorn in His Side (The Queen is Dead, 1986)
  993. Melanie Thornton – Wonderful Dream (Holidays are Coming) (Ready to Fly, 2001)
  994. Magic Kids – Candy (Memphis, 2010)
  995. Ash – Burn Baby Burn (Free All Angels, 2001)
  996. J. Geils Band – Centerfold (Freeze Frame, 1981)
  997. Tina Cousins – Killin’ Time ’99 (Killing Time, 1999)
  998. The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations ((The Beach Boys single), 1966)
  999. Mike Oldfield – Moonlight Shadow (Crises, 1983)
  1000. Bruce Springsteen – How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live (We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions, 2006)
  1001. Barenaked Ladies – The Humour of the Situation (Maroon, 2000)
  1002. The Psychedelic Furs – Love My Way (Forever Now, 1982)
  1003. Jellyfish – The Ghost at Number One (Spilt Milk, 1993)
  1004. Razorlight – America (Razorlight, 2006)
  1005. The Shangri-Las – Out in the Streets (Shangri-Las ’65, 1965)
  1006. Survivor – Eye of the Tiger (Eye of the Tiger, 1982)
  1007. Butch Walker – Out in the Open (American Love Story, 2020)
  1008. They Might Be Giants – Careful What You Pack (The Else, 2007)
  1009. Bob Dylan – Like A Rolling Stone (Highway 61 Revisited, 1965)
  1010. Frank Sinatra – In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning (In the Wee Small Hours, 1955)
  1011. The Byrds – Mr Tambourine Man (Mr Tambourine Man, 1965)
  1012. ABBA – If It Wasn’t for the Nights (Voulez-Vous, 1979)
  1013. Bruce Springsteen – Janey, Don’t You Lose Heart (Tracks, 1998)
  1014. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five – The Message (The Message, 1982)
  1015. The National – Rylan (I Am Easy to Find, 2019)
  1016. Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On (What’s Going On, 1971)
  1017. The Killers – Spaceman (Day & Age, 2008)
  1018. The Menzingers – I Can’t Stop Drinking (Hello Exile, 2019)
  1019. R.E.M. – Man on the Moon (Automatic for the People, 1992)
  1020. Morrissey – Irish Blood, English Heart (You Are the Quarry, 2004)
  1021. Crowded House – Don’t Dream It’s Over (Crowded House, 1986)
  1022. They Might Be Giants – Another First Kiss (Mink Car, 2001)
  1023. Grin – All Out (All Out, 1973)
  1024. The Who – Baba O’Riley (Who’s Next, 1971)
  1025. Blink-182 – All the Small Things (Enema of the State, 1999)
  1026. Lady Gaga – Hair (Born This Way, 2011)
  1027. Steps – Just Like the First Time (The Last Dance, 2002)
  1028. Alex Lahey – Awkward Exchange (I Love You Like A Brother, 2017)
  1029. The Beatles – Hey Jude ((The Beatles single), 1968)
  1030. Mac Davis – Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me (Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me, 1972)
  1031. Fotomaker – Where Have You Been All My Life (Fotomaker, 1972)
  1032. Jeff Rosenstock – 9 out of 10 (POST-, 2018)
  1033. Sam Cooke – Another Saturday Night (Ain’t That Good News, 1963)
  1034. A*Teens – Closer to Perfection (Pop ’til You Drop!, 2002)
  1035. R.E.M. – The Great Beyond (Man on the Moon OST, 1999)
  1036. LCD Soundsystem – All My Friends (Sound of Silver, 2007)
  1037. Warren Zevon – Play It All Night Long (Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School, 1980)
  1038. Elvis Costello – The Other Side of Summer (Mighty Like A Rose, 1991)
  1039. Glen Campbell – Wichita Lineman (Wichita Lineman, 1968)
  1040. Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want to Have Fun (She’s So Unusual, 1983)
  1041. Split Enz – Six Months in a Leaky Boat (Time and Tide, 1982)
  1042. George Harrison – Got My Mind Set On You (Cloud Nine, 1987)
  1043. Bleachers – Don’t Go Dark (Take the Sadness out of Saturday Night, 2021)
  1044. The Gaslight Anthem – Helter Skeleton (Get Hurt, 2014)
  1045. Bleachers – Wild Heart (Strange Desire, 2014)
  1046. Smallpools – Over and Over (LOVETAP!, 2015)
  1047. Radiohead – Creep (Pablo Honey, 1993)
  1048. Madness – Lovestruck (Wonderful, 1999)
  1049. Pink – Just Give Me A Reason (The Truth About Love, 2012)
  1050. Robbie Williams – Candy (Take the Crown, 2012)
  1051. Meat Loaf – Read ‘Em and Weep (Dead Ringer, 1981)
  1052. Cerys Matthews – Smash the Glass (Don’t Look Down, 2009)
  1053. Alex Jonestown Massacre – 007 (Shanty Town) (Run-On Death Sentence, 2020)
  1054. Bert Jansch – In the Bleak Mid-Winter ((Bert Jansch single), 1975)
  1055. Alanis Morissette – Hand in My Pocket (Jagged Little Pill, 1995)
  1056. Blondie – Dreaming (Eat to the Beat, 1979)
  1057. Billy Joel – All for Leyna (Glass Houses, 1980)
  1058. Band of Horses – Hag (Why Are You OK, 2016)
  1059. Bruce Springsteen – Atlantic City (Nebraska, 1982)
  1060. Meat Loaf – Bat out of Hell (Bat out of Hell, 1977)
  1061. Whitney Houston – It’s Not Right But It’s OK (My Love is Your Love, 1998)
  1062. Counting Crows – Mr Jones (August and Everything After, 1993)
  1063. The Magnetic Fields – If You Don’t Cry (69 Love Songs, 1999)
  1064. They Might Be Giants – Love Is Eternity (Dial-A-Song, 2004)
  1065. H & Claire – All Out of Love (Another Me, Another You, 2002)
  1066. Val Doonican – What Would I Be ((Val Doonican single), 1965)
  1067. The Magnetic Fields – I Think I Need a New Heart (69 Love Songs, 1999)
  1068. Emmy the Great – Never Go Home (Second Love, 2016)
  1069. Being Around – I’m No Fool (Volume One, 2022)
  1070. Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve) (Love Bites, 1978)
  1071. The Beatles – Misery (Please Please Me, 1963)
  1072. Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds ((Elvis Presley single), 1969)
  1073. Ryan Adams – Kim (Ryan Adams, 2014)
  1074. The Clash – Should I Stay or Should I Go (Combat Rock, 1982)
  1075. Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers – The Airplane Song (Bought to Rot, 2018)
  1076. They Might Be Giants – Your Racist Friend (Flood, 1990)
  1077. Ben E. King – Stand By Me (Don’t Play That Song!, 1961)
  1078. R.E.M. – How the West Was Won and Where It Got Us (New Adventures in Hi-Fi, 1996)
  1079. Tina Cousins – Forever (Killing Time, 1999)
  1080. Keane – Somewhere Only We Know (Hopes and Fears, 2004)
  1081. Wizzard – See My Baby Jive (Wizzard Brew, 1973)
  1082. Carole King – Where You Lead (Tapestry, 1971)
  1083. John Lennon – Imagine (Imagine, 1971)
  1084. Lorde – Green Light (Melodrama, 2017)
  1085. Ultravox – Vienna (Vienna, 1980)
  1086. Barenaked Ladies – Some Fantastic (Stunt, 1998)
  1087. The Replacements – Bastards of Young (Tim, 1985)
  1088. The Fratellis – The Next Time We Wed (In Your Own Sweet Time, 2018)
  1089. They Might Be Giants – They’ll Need A Crane (Lincoln, 1988)
  1090. The Fratellis – Baby Fratelli (Costello Music, 2006)
  1091. Elton John – Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me (Caribou, 1974)
  1092. Bonnie Tyler – Rebel Without a Clue (Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire, 1986)
  1093. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World (Ka ‘Ano’i, 1990)
  1094. Sum 41 – Fat Lip (All Killer No Filler, 2001)
  1095. Count to Infinity – Nightfall (Exploding Plastic Inevitable, 2001)
  1096. Patsy Cline – I Fall to Pieces (Showcase, 1961)
  1097. TLC – Unpretty (FanMail, 1999)
  1098. R.E.M. – Supernatural Superserious (Accelerate, 2008)
  1099. Bishi – Ship of Fools (Albion Voice, 2012)
  1100. Wyclef Jean – Perfect Gentleman (The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book, 2000)
  1101. The Gaslight Anthem – Stay Lucky (American Slang, 2010)
  1102. Hybrid – Finished Symphony (Wide Angle, 1999)
  1103. Lori McKenna – People Get Old (The Tree, 2018)
  1104. Bruce Springsteen – My Hometown (Born in the USA, 1984)
  1105. Madonna – Material Girl (Life A Virgin, 1984)
  1106. The Who – I Can’t Explain ((The Who single), 1964)
  1107. Prince – When Doves Cry (Purple Rain, 1984)
  1108. Brenton Wood – The Oogum Boogum Song (Oogum Boogum, 1996)
  1109. Buddy Holly & the Crickets – That’ll Be The Day (The “Chirping” Crickets, 1957)
  1110. Emmy the Great – Constantly (Second Love, 2016)
  1111. Tim Minchin – Leaving LA (Apart Together, 2020)
  1112. The Love Affair – Everlasting Love (The Everlasting Love Affair, 1967)
  1113. Marvin Gaye – I Heard it Through the Grapevine (In the Groove, 1968)
  1114. The Beach Boys – I Get Around (All Summer Long, 1964)
  1115. Morrissey – Roy’s Keen (Maladjusted, 1997)
  1116. Explosions in the Sky – Your Hand in Mine (The Earth is Not A Cold Dead Place, 2003)
  1117. Clout – Substitute (Substitute, 1978)
  1118. Bruce Springsteen – Open All Night (Nebraska, 1982)
  1119. Alice Deejay – Better Off Alone (Who Needs Guitars Anyway?, 1998)
  1120. R.E.M. – Gardening at Night (Chronic Town, 1982)
  1121. Simon & Garfunkel – Homeward Bound (Sounds of Silence, 1966)
  1122. Crowded House – Fall at Your Feet (Woodface, 1991)
  1123. The War on Drugs – Up All Night (A Deeper Understanding, 2017)
  1124. Barenaked Ladies – Brian Wilson (Gordon, 1992)
  1125. Bob Dylan – It Ain’t Me Babe (Another Side of Bob Dylan, 1964)
  1126. Bruce Springsteen – Growin’ Up (Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ, 1973)
  1127. Taylor Swift – Cruel Summer (Lover, 2019)
  1128. The Zombies – She’s Not There (Begin Here, 1964)
  1129. Flogging Molly – If I Ever Leave This World Alive (Drunken Lullabies, 2002)
  1130. Butch Walker – Father’s Day (Afraid of Ghosts, 2015)
  1131. Brian Fallon – 21 Days (Local Honey, 2020)
  1132. Tears for Fears – Everybody Wants to Rule the World (Songs from the Big Chair, 1985)
  1133. The Four Tops – Reach Out I’ll Be There (Reach Out, 1966)
  1134. Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight (Sugarhill Gang, 1979)
  1135. Billy Joel – Zanzibar (52nd Street, 1978)
  1136. Dave Hause – Bury Me in Philly (Bury Me in Philly, 2017)
  1137. R.E.M. – So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry) (Reckoning, 1984)
  1138. Derek and the Dominos – Layla (Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, 1970)
  1139. Butch Walker – Torn in the USA (American Love Story, 2020)
  1140. Aretha Franklin – Respect (I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, 1967)
  1141. Vonda Shepard – Neighborhood (Ally McBeal OST, 1998)
  1142. Martha and the Vandellas – Dancing in the Street (Dance Party, 1964)
  1143. The Beatles – Any Time At All (A Hard Day’s Night, 1964)
  1144. The Bangles – Manic Monday (Different Light, 1986)
  1145. Troye Sivan – Strawberries and Cigarettes (Love, Simon OST, 2018)
  1146. The Drew Thomson Foundation – A Little More Time (The Drew Thomson Foundation, 2019)
  1147. Tim Minchin – Rock’n’Roll Nerd (DarkSide, 2005)
  1148. The Temptations – My Girl ((The Temptations single), 1964)
  1149. Bruce Springsteen – Sad Eyes (Tracks, 1998)
  1150. Keane – Stupid Things (Cause and Effect, 2019)
  1151. Ashanti – Foolish (Ashanti, 2002)
  1152. Sky Ferreira – Heavy Metal Heart (Night Time, My Time, 2013)
  1153. Miles Davis – So What (Kind of Blue, 1963)
  1154. The Polyphonic Spree – Life My Way (Wait EP, 2006)
  1155. Perry Como – Christmas Dream ((Perry Como single), 1974)
  1156. The Fratellis – Whistle for the Choir (Costello Music, 2006)
  1157. Big Star – September Gurls (Radio City, 1974)
  1158. Jenny O. – Get Down for the Holidays ((Jenny O. single), 2011)
  1159. Geoff Byrd – Parasol (Shrinking Violets, 2005)
  1160. Better Oblivion Community Center – Sleepwalkin’ (Better Oblivion Community Center, 2019)
  1161. Darlene Love – Marshmallow World (A Christmas Gift to You from Phil Spector, 1963)
  1162. New Order – Who’s Joe? (Waiting for the Sirens’ Call, 2005)
  1163. They Might Be Giants – Let’s Get This Over With (I Like Fun, 2018)
  1164. Ana Lains – Quatro Caminhos (Quatro Caminhos, 2010)
  1165. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – I Won’t Back Down (Full Moon Fever, 1989)
  1166. Robbie Williams – Supreme (Sing When You’re Winning, 2000)
  1167. The Magnetic Fields – I Don’t Believe You (i, 2004)
  1168. Kelly Clarkson – Underneath the Tree (Wrapped in Red, 2013)
  1169. Barenaked Ladies – I’ll be that Girl (Stunt, 1998)
  1170. Bananarama – Love in the First Degree (Wow!, 1987)
  1171. Bennett Wilson Poole – Ask Me Anything (Bennett Wilson Poole, 2018)
  1172. Bruce Springsteen – Western Stars (Western Stars, 2019)
  1173. Counting Crows – Accidentally in Love (Shrek 2 OST, 2004)
  1174. Supergrass – Alright (I Should Coco, 1995)
  1175. She and Him – In the Sun (Volume Two, 2010)
  1176. Mark Morrison – Return of the Mack (Return of the Mack, 1996)
  1177. Genesis – Land of Confusion (Invisible Touch, 1986)
  1178. Eagle-Eye Cherry – Save Tonight (Desireless, 1997)
  1179. Barenaked Ladies – Off His Head (Grinning Streak, 2013)
  1180. Counting Crows – A Long December (Recovering the Satellites, 1996)
  1181. Modest Mouse – Float On (Good News for People Who Love Bad News, 2004)
  1182. U2 – One (Achtung Baby, 1991)
  1183. The Alan Parsons Project – Eye in the Sky (Eye in the Sky, 1982)
  1184. Manic Street Preachers – Tsunami (This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours, 1998)
  1185. They Might Be Giants – Stone Cold Coup d’Etat (Nanobots, 2008)
  1186. Bruce Springsteen – Dollhouse (Tracks, 1998)
  1187. R.E.M. – World Leader Pretend (Green, 1988)
  1188. Against Me! – High Pressure Low (White Crosses, 2010)
  1189. LeAnn Rimes – Can’t Fight the Moonlight (Coyote Ugly OST, 2000)
  1190. Queen – These Are The Days Of Our Lives (Innuendo, 1991)
  1191. Roy Orbison – In Dreams (In Dreams, 1963)
  1192. ABBA – Take A Chance on Me (The Album, 1977)
  1193. The Fratellis – Action Replay (Half Drunk Under a Full Moon, 2020)
  1194. Keane – Silenced by the Night (Strangeland, 2012)
  1195. The Magic Numbers – This is a Song (Those the Brokes, 2006)
  1196. The Gaslight Anthem – High Lonesome (The ’59 Sound, 2008)
  1197. Taylor Swift – Betty (folklore, 2020)
  1198. Samantha Mumba – Always Come Back to Your Love (Gotta Tell You, 2000)
  1199. Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues (Transgender Dysphoria Blues, 2013)
  1200. The National – Anyone’s Ghost (High Violet, 2010)
  1201. Matt Berninger – One More Second (Serpentine Prison, 2020)
  1202. Fleetwood Mac – You Make Loving Fun (Rumours, 1977)
  1203. Miley Cyrus – Malibu (Younger Now, 2017)
  1204. Bob Dylan – Blowin’ In The Wind (The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, 1963)
  1205. Barenaked Ladies – The Old Apartment (Born on a Pirate Ship, 1996)
  1206. Coconut Records – Minding My Own Business (Nighttiming, 2007)
  1207. Brian Fallon – Among Other Foolish Things (Painkillers, 2016)
  1208. Bruce Springsteen – Loose Change (Tracks, 1998)
  1209. Bruce Springsteen – Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out (Born to Run, 1975)
  1210. Robbie Williams – Let Love Be Your Energy (Sing When You’re Winning, 2000)
  1211. Death Cab for Cutie – The New Year (Transatlanticism, 2003)
  1212. The National – Don’t Swallow the Cap (Trouble Will Find Me, 2013)
  1213. Catatonia – Strange Glue (International Velvet, 1998)
  1214. Kip Moore – Girl of the Summer (Wild Ones, 2015)
  1215. Meat Loaf – Going All the Way is Just the Start (A Song in 6 Movements) (Braver Than We Are, 2016)
  1216. The Four Seasons – December ’63 (Oh What A Night) (Who Loves You, 1975)
  1217. fun. – Barlights (Aim and Ignite, 2009)
  1218. Ryan Hamilton & the Harlequin Ghosts – Newcastle Charm (Nowhere to Go but Everywhere, 2020)
  1219. The Rubinoos – I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend (Back to the Drawing Board, 1979)
  1220. Counting Crows – Colorblind (This Desert Life, 1999)
  1221. Bruce Springsteen – Candy’s Room (Darkness on the Edge of Town, 1978)
  1222. Pet Shop Boys – It’s A Sin (Actually, 1987)
  1223. They Might Be Giants – How Can I Sing Like A Girl (Factory Showroom, 1996)
  1224. Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under (Seventeen Going Under, 2021)
  1225. Elvis Costello – Good Year for the Roses (Almost Blue, 1981)
  1226. The Beatles – It Won’t Be Long (With the Beatles, 1963)
  1227. R.E.M. – Star 69 (Monster, 1994)
  1228. They Might Be Giants – It Said Something (Phone Power, 2016)
  1229. Billy Joel – I Don’t Want to be Alone (Glass Houses, 1980)
  1230. The Shins – Know Your Onion! (Oh, Inverted World, 2001)
  1231. Del Shannon – Stranger in Town (One Thousand Six-Hundred Sixty-One Seconds of Del Shannon, 1965)
  1232. Bruce Springsteen – Independence Day (The River, 1980)
  1233. R.E.M. – Mine Smells Like Honey (Collapse Into Now, 2011)
  1234. Culture Club – Karma Chameleon (Colour By Numbers, 1983)
  1235. The Burning Hell – Fuck the Government, I Love You (Don’t Believe the Hyperreal, 2015)
  1236. R.E.M. – Belong (Out of Time, 1991)
  1237. Taylor Swift – Dancing with our Hands Tied (Reputation, 2017)
  1238. Richard O’Brien – Science Fiction/Double Feature (The Rocky Horror Picture Show OST, 1975)
  1239. Conjure One – Extraordinary Way (Extraordinary Ways, 2005)
  1240. Greenberry Woods – Trampoline (Rapple Dapple, 1994)
  1241. ABBA – The Day Before You Came (The Visitors, 1981)
  1242. Phil Collins – In the Air Tonight (Face Value, 1981)
  1243. Counting Crows – I Wish I Was A Girl (This Desert Life, 1999)
  1244. Barenaked Ladies – Bylaw (Detour de Force, 2021)
  1245. Robyn – Dancing on My Own (Body Talk, 2010)
  1246. Brian Fallon – Her Majesty’s Service (Sleepwalkers, 2018)
  1247. Emmy the Great – Algorithm (Second Love, 2016)
  1248. The Shins – Saint Simon (Chutes Too Narrow, 2003)
  1249. Phil Collins – You Can’t Hurry Love (Hello, I Must Be Going!, 1982)
  1250. The National – I Need My Girl (Trouble Will Find Me, 2013)
  1251. Barenaked Ladies – If I Had $1,000,000 (Gordon, 1992)
  1252. Keane – Better Than This (Perfect Symmetry, 2008)
  1253. Barenaked Ladies – Canada Dry (Fake Nudes, 2017)
  1254. “Weird Al” Yankovic – eBay (Poodle Hat, 2003)
  1255. The Polyphonic Spree – Section 23: Get Up and Go (The Fragile Army, 2007)
  1256. Meat Loaf – Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through (Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell, 1993)
  1257. Marah – Christmas With the Snow (A Christmas Kind of Town, 2005)
  1258. Pezband – Baby It’s Cold Outside (Pezband, 1977)
  1259. Barenaked Ladies – Alcohol (Stunt, 1998)
  1260. Mishka – Give You All the Love (Mishka, 1999)
  1261. Emmy the Great – First Love (First Love, 2009)
  1262. Emmy the Great – Paper Forest (In the Afterglow of Rapture) (Virtue, 2011)
  1263. Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes – Take It Inside (Hearts of Stone, 1978)
  1264. The Magnetic Fields – Andrew in Drag (Love at the Bottom of the Sea, 2012)
  1265. The Gaslight Anthem – We Came to Dance (Sink or Swim, 2007)
  1266. The Beach Boys – I Can Hear Music (20/20, 1969)
  1267. LeAnn Rimes – The Right Kind of Wrong (Coyote Ugly OST, 2000)
  1268. Mike Mills & Sally Ellyson – Jesus Christ ((Mike Mills and Sally Ellyson single), 2008)
  1269. The Fratellis – Need a Little Love (Half Drunk Under a Full Moon, 2020)
  1270. Everything But The Girl – Missing (Amplified Heart, 1994)
  1271. The Beach Boys – You’re So Good to Me (Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!), 1965)
  1272. Mama Cass – It’s Getting Better (Bubblegum, Lemonade and Something for Mama, 1969)
  1273. Manic Street Preachers – Motorcycle Emptiness (Generation Terrorists, 1992)
  1274. Jenny Lewis – Red Bull & Hennessy (On the Line, 2019)
  1275. The Format – The Compromise (Dog Problems, 2006)
  1276. El Vy – Happiness, Missouri (Return to the Moon, 2015)
  1277. Dave Hause – The Flinch (Bury Me in Philly, 2017)
  1278. Matchbox 20 – 3AM (Yourself or Someone Like You, 1996)
  1279. Pet Shop Boys – Heart (Actually, 1987)
  1280. Billy Joel – New York State of Mind (Turnstiles, 1976)
  1281. Manfred Mann – Mighty Quinn (Mighty Garvey!, 1968)
  1282. The Menzingers – Anna (Hello Exile, 2019)
  1283. The Four Tops – Walk Away Renee (Reach Out, 1967)
  1284. Bon Jovi – It’s My Life (Crush, 2008)
  1285. Bleachers – Reckless Love (Strange Desire, 2014)
  1286. Joe Grushecky – Chain Smokin’ (American Babylon, 1995)
  1287. Bryan Adams & Mel C – When You’re Gone (On A Day Like Today, 1998)
  1288. Billy Joel – I Go to Extremes (Storm Front, 1989)
  1289. Space & Cerys Matthews – The Ballad of Tom Jones (Tin Planet, 1998)
  1290. R.E.M. – It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) (Document, 1987)
  1291. Hall & Oates – Private Eyes (Private Eyes, 1981)
  1292. Jason Isbell – Traveling Alone (Southeastern, 2013)
  1293. Billy Joel – Big Man on Mulberry Street (The Bridge, 1986)
  1294. Chris Farren – I Was Amazing (Can’t Die, 2016)
  1295. Katy Perry – Lost (One of the Boys, 2008)
  1296. The Beach Boys – I Know There’s An Answer (Pet Sounds, 1966)
  1297. Lin-Manuel Miranda – My Shot (Hamilton: An American Musical OST, 2015)
  1298. Texas – In Our Lifetime (The Hush, 1999)
  1299. They Might Be Giants – Pencil Rain (Lincoln, 1988)
  1300. Kacey Musgraves – Oh, What a World (Golden Hour, 2018)
  1301. the brilliant green – Rainy Days Never Stays (The Winter Album, 2002)
  1302. Boyzone – A Different Beat (A Different Beat, 1996)
  1303. Butch Walker – Fuck It (I Don’t Like Love) (American Love Story, 2020)
  1304. Bruce Springsteen – Your Own Worst Enemy (Magic, 2007)
  1305. R.E.M. – Me in Honey (Out of Time, 1991)
  1306. Orson – No Tomorrow (Bright Idea, 2006)
  1307. Morrissey – I’m Not A Man (World Peace is None of Your Business, 2014)
  1308. George Michael – December Song (I Dreamed of Christmas) ((George Michael single), 2009)
  1309. Taylor Swift – 22 (Red, 2012)
  1310. U2 – Pride (In the Name of Love) (The Unforgettable Fire, 1984)
  1311. The Fratellis – A Heady Tale (Here We Stand, 2008)
  1312. R.E.M. – Bang & Blame (Monster, 1994)
  1313. Mike + The Mechanics – The Living Years (Living Years, 1988)
  1314. The Beach Boys – Surfin’ USA (Surfin’ USA, 1963)
  1315. Madonna – Beautiful Stranger (Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me OST, 1999)
  1316. Coconut Records – Ask Her to Dance (Nighttiming, 2007)
  1317. Brian Fallon – Neptune (Sleepwalkers, 2018)
  1318. ABBA – Does Your Mother Know? (Voulez-Vous, 1979)
  1319. Bruce Springsteen – Long Walk Home (Magic, 2007)
  1320. City High – What Would You Do (City High, 2001)
  1321. Eminem – My Name Is (The Slim Shady LP, 1999)
  1322. James – Laid (Laid, 1993)
  1323. Bruce Springsteen – I Wanna Be With You (Tracks, 1998)
  1324. The Fratellis – My Friend John (Here We Stand, 2008)
  1325. R.E.M. – Stand (Green, 1988)
  1326. Fugazi – Blueprint (Repeater, 1990)
  1327. The National – Day I Die (Sleep Well Beast, 2017)
  1328. Groove Armada – At the River (Northern Star, 1997)
  1329. Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nevermind, 1991)
  1330. Bee Gees – First of May (Staying Alive, 1969)
  1331. Amen Corner – (If Paradise Is) Half as Nice (Farewell to the Real Magnificent Seven, 1968)
  1332. Texas – In Demand (The Greatest Hits, 2000)
  1333. Arcade Fire – Rebellion (Lies) (Funeral, 2004)
  1334. They Might Be Giants – A Self Called Nowhere (John Henry, 1994)
  1335. Pet Shop Boys – Domino Dancing (Introspective, 1988)
  1336. Weezer – I Just Threw Out The Love of My Dreams (Pinkerton, 1996)
  1337. New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle (Brotherhood, 1986)
  1338. Joy Crookes – When You Were Mine (Skin, 2021)
  1339. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – Listen to Her Heart (You’re Gonna Get It!, 1978)
  1340. Magic Kids – Good to Be (Memphis, 2010)
  1341. She and Him – I Thought I Saw Your Face Today (Volume One, 2008)
  1342. Dean Martin – Everybody Loves Somebody ((Dean Martin single), 1964)
  1343. Madness – Never Knew Your Name (Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da, 2012)
  1344. MGMT – Time to Pretend (Oracular Spectacular, 2007)
  1345. The 1975 – I Always Wanna Die (Sometimes) (A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships, 2018)
  1346. 4 Non-Blondes – What’s Up? (Bigger, Better, Faster, More!, 1992)
  1347. Elliott Smith – Needle in the Hay (Elliott Smitch, 1995)
  1348. Daniel Powter – Next Plane Home (Under the Radar, 2008)
  1349. Ryan Hamilton & the Harlequin Ghosts – Bottoms Up (Here’s to Goodbye) (This is the Sound, 2018)
  1350. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – If We Were Vampires (The Nashville Sound, 2017)
  1351. Steven Page – Marry Me (Page One, 2010)
  1352. Don Henley – The End of the Innocence (The End of the Innocence, 1989)
  1353. Emmy the Great – A Woman, A Woman, A Century of Sleep (Virtue, 2011)
  1354. Jon Fratelli – Daddy Won’t Pay Your Bill (Psycho Jukebox, 2011)
  1355. “Weird Al” Yankovic – Couch Potato (Poodle Hat, 2003)
  1356. Miles Davis – Flamenco Sketches (Kind of Blue, 1959)
  1357. Jellyfish – That is Why (Bellybutton, 1990)
  1358. Ryan Adams – Tired of Giving Up (Ryan Adams, 2014)
  1359. Vonda Shepard – The Wildest Times of the World (It’s Good Eve, 1996)
  1360. Kip Moore – What Ya Got On Tonight (Wild Ones, 2015)
  1361. Jenny Silver – Something in Your Eyes ((Jenny Silver single), 2007)
  1362. The Fall – Eat Y’self Fitter (Perverted by Language, 1983)
  1363. Tim Minchin – The Song for Phil Daoust (Ready for This, 2009)
  1364. Blondie – Call Me (American Gigolo OST, 1980)
  1365. Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way (Rumours, 1977)
  1366. Emmy the Great – Dance w Me (Second Love, 2016)
  1367. Oingo Boingo – Home Again (Boi-ngo, 1987)
  1368. Frank Sinatra – My Way (Blue Lace, 1969)
  1369. Lori McKenna – Marie (The Balladeer, 2020)
  1370. Emmy the Great – Bad Things Coming, We Are Safe (First Love, 2009)
  1371. Don Henley – New York Minute (The End of the Innocence, 1989)
  1372. Joe Fagin – That’s Livin’ Alright ((Joe Fagin single), 1983)
  1373. Steven Page – Queen of America (Page One, 2010)
  1374. Meat Loaf – All Revved Up and No Place to Go (Bat Out of Hell, 1978)
  1375. Less Than Jake – In-Dependence Day (In With the Out Crowd, 2006)
  1376. Lemonheads – Alison’s Starting to Happen (It’s A Shame About Ray, 1992)
  1377. Danny and the Champions of the World – Cold Cold World (Stay True, 2013)
  1378. Jefferson Airplane – Somebody to Love (Surrealistic Pillow, 1967)
  1379. Elton John – Are You Ready for Love (The Thom Bell Sessions, 1979)
  1380. Jason Isbell – Stockholm (Southeastern, 2013)
  1381. Stereophonics – Pick A Part That’s New (Performance and Cocktails, 1999)
  1382. Danny and the Champions of the World – Can’t Hold Back (Hearts & Arrows, 2011)
  1383. The Polyphonic Spree – Section 22: Running Away (The Fragile Army, 2007)
  1384. Dave Hause – Time Will Tell (Resolutions, 2011)
  1385. Danny and the Champions of the World – On the Street (Hearts & Arrows, 2011)
  1386. Morrissey – You Have Killed Me (Ringleader of the Tormentors, 2006)
  1387. Los Campesinos! – Broken Heartbeats Sound Like Breakbeats (Hold on Now, Youngster.., 2008)
  1388. Catatonia – Arabian Derby (Paper Scissors Stone, 2001)
  1389. Josh Rouse – It Looks Like Love (Subtítulo, 2006)
  1390. Fleetwood Mac – Hold Me (Mirage, 1982)
  1391. Kimya Dawson – So Nice So Smart (Knock Knock Who?, 2004)
  1392. Blur – Coffee and TV (13, 1999)
  1393. Simon & Garfunkel – America (Bookends, 1968)
  1394. Ritchie Valens – La Bamba (Ritchie Valens, 1958)
  1395. The Polyphonic Spree – Section 30: Watch Us Explode (Justify) (The Fragile Army, 2007)
  1396. Kanye West – Power (My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, 2010)
  1397. The Magnetic Fields – Two Characters in Search of a Country Song (The Charm of the Highway Strip, 1994)
  1398. World Party – Take It Up (Goodbye Jumbo, 1990)
  1399. Catatonia – Godspeed (Paper Scissors Stone, 2001)
  1400. Coconut Records – Saint Jerome (Davy, 2009)
  1401. The Corrs – What Can I Do (Talk on Corners, 1997)
  1402. Florence + The Machine – Ship to Wreck (How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, 2015)
  1403. Bruce Springsteen – Death to My Hometown (Wrecking Ball, 2012)
  1404. Panic! At the Disco – The Only Difference Between Martyrdom And Suicide Is Press Coverage (A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, 2005)
  1405. Chage and Aska – The River (CODE NAME.2 SISTER MOON, 1996)
  1406. The National – Green Gloves (Boxer, 2007)
  1407. David Ford – Animal Spirits (Animal Spirits, 2018)
  1408. Britney Spears – Overprotected (Britney, 2001)
  1409. Girl Friday – This is Not the Indie Rock I Signed Up For (Androgynous Mary, 2020)
  1410. John Coltrane – Acknowledgement (A Love Supreme, 1965)
  1411. Steven Page – Leave Her Alone (Page One, 2010)
  1412. Hall & Oates – Out of Touch (Big Bam Boom, 1984)
  1413. Tim Minchin – Thank You God (Live at the Royal Albert Hall, 2011)
  1414. Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers – The Friendship Song (Bought to Rot, 2018)
  1415. The National – Secret Meeting (Alligator, 2005)
  1416. Keane – Stop for a Minute (Night Train, 2010)
  1417. Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love (The Game, 1979)
  1418. Ray Charles – Georgia On My Mind (The Genius Hits the Road, 1960)
  1419. Pink – Just Like A Pill (Missundaztood, 2001)
  1420. Spandau Ballet – True (True, 1983)
  1421. Joe Grushecky – Labor of Love (American Babylon, 1995)
  1422. The Gaslight Anthem – Drive (Sink or Swim, 2007)
  1423. Steps – The Slightest Touch (What the Future Holds, Pt. 2, 2021)
  1424. Sash! – Colour the World (Life Goes On, 1998)
  1425. ABBA – Slipping Through My Fingers (The Visitors, 1981)
  1426. Lana Del Rey – American (Paradise EP, 2012)
  1427. The Alarm – Sixty Eight Guns (Declaration, 1984)
  1428. Devo – Uncontrollable Urge (Q. Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, 1978)
  1429. Frank Turner – I Knew Prufrock Before He Got Famous (Love, Ire & Song, 2008)
  1430. Renaud – Manhattan-Kaboul (Boucan d’enfer, 2002)
  1431. Sam Cooke – A Change is Gonna Come (Ain’t That Good News, 1964)
  1432. Walter Mair – Off Beat (Crash Bandicoot 4 OST, 2020)
  1433. The Four Seasons – Sherry (Sherry & 11 Others, 1962)
  1434. Jason Donovan – Too Many Broken Hearts (Ten Good Reasons, 1989)
  1435. Electric Light Orchestra – Confusion (Discovery, 1979)
  1436. Michael Jackson – Billie Jean (Thriller, 1982)
  1437. Smithereens – Behind the Wall of Sleep (Especially for You, 1986)
  1438. Flamin’ Groovies – Shake Some Action (Shake Some Action, 1976)
  1439. The Hussy’s – Napoleon Dynamite (We Expected, 2007)
  1440. John Coltrane – Pursuance/Psalm (A Love Supreme, 1966)
  1441. Primal Scream – Movin’ On Up (Screamadelica, 1991)
  1442. The Magic Numbers – Which Way To Happy (The Magic Numbers, 2005)
  1443. Bruce Springsteen – Just Like Fire Would (High Hopes, 2014)
  1444. Led Zeppelin – Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin II, 1969)
  1445. Natalie Imbruglia – Torn (Left of the Middle, 1997)
  1446. LeAnn Rimes – How Do I Live (You Light Up My Life, 1997)
  1447. Arcade Fire – Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) (The Suburbs, 2010)
  1448. Guided by Voices – Exit Flagger (Propeller, 1992)
  1449. The Fall – Industrial Estate (Live at the Witch Trials, 1979)
  1450. Dave Hause – Helluva Home (Bury Me in Philly, 2017)
  1451. Becca Kaid – Where Have You Been? (Love Is, 2004)
  1452. They Might Be Giants – Damn Good Times (The Spine, 2004)
  1453. Blur – Country House (The Great Escape, 1995)
  1454. Tim Minchin – Some People Have It Worse Than I (So Fucking Rock, 2006)
  1455. The Gaslight Anthem – Have Mercy (Get Hurt, 2014)
  1456. Dion – Runaround Sue (Runaround Sue, 1961)
  1457. Val Doonican – If I Knew Then What I Know Now ((Val Doonican single), 1968)
  1458. Panic! At the Disco – I Write Sins Not Tragedies (A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, 2005)
  1459. Biosphere – Chukhung (Substrata, 1997)
  1460. Miles Davis – All Blues (Kind of Blue, 1959)
  1461. Matthew Sweet – I’ve Been Waiting (Girlfriend, 1991)
  1462. LeAnn Rimes – I Need You (I Need You, 2000)
  1463. The Polyphonic Spree – Section 8: Soldier Girl (The Beginning Stages of.., 2002)
  1464. S Club 7 – You (Sunshine, 2001)
  1465. Tony Christie – Las Vegas ((Tony Christie single), 1971)
  1466. R.E.M. – Wolves, Lower (Chronic Town, 1982)
  1467. They Might Be Giants – Lost My Mind (Nanobots, 2013)
  1468. Mez – Color Me Out of the Blue (Mez, 2017)
  1469. Ryan Hamilton & the Harlequin Ghosts – Jesus & John Lennon (Nowhere to Go but Everywhere, 2020)
  1470. Bonnie Tyler – Loving You’s A Dirty Job (But Somebody’s Gotta Do It) (Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire, 1985)
  1471. Jennifer Lopez – Ain’t It Funny (J.Lo, 2001)
  1472. fun. – Out on the Town (Some Nights, 2012)
  1473. Scooch – Syncopated Rhythm (Four Sure, 2000)
  1474. Billy Joel – Goodnight Saigon (The Nylon Curtain, 1982)
  1475. Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes – Trapped Again (Hearts of Stone, 1978)
  1476. Suede – Electricity (Beggars Banquet, 1999)
  1477. Smallpools – Street Fight (LOVETAP!, 2015)
  1478. Vonda Shepard – Maryland (It’s Good Eve, 1996)
  1479. Meat Loaf – Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad (Bat Out of Hell, 1978)
  1480. Jars of Clay – Carry Me (Dead Man) (Good Monsters, 2006)
  1481. Skyway Avenue – Taking My Chances (Comic Book Crush, 2013)
  1482. Tim Minchin – Context (Live at the O2, 2010)
  1483. Dave Hause – Gary (Blood Harmony, 2021)
  1484. Billy Joel – Angry Young Man (Turnstiles, 1976)
  1485. John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John – You’re the One That I Want (Grease OST, 1975)
  1486. Steve Flynn – Mr Rainbow (A Teenage Opera, 1967)
  1487. Bruce Springsteen – From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come) (The Essential, 2002)
  1488. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – All Along the Watchtower (Electric Ladyland, 1968)
  1489. R.E.M. – I Don’t Sleep I Dream (Monster, 1994)
  1490. Neil Young – Thrasher (Rust Never Sleeps, 1979)
  1491. No Doubt – New (Go, 1999)
  1492. Elvis Costello – (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding (Armed Forces, 1979)
  1493. R.E.M. – Talk About The Passion (Murmur, 1983)
  1494. The Magic Numbers – Undecided Love (Those the Brokes, 2006)
  1495. Less Than Jake – Landmines and Landslides (In With the Out Crowd, 2006)
  1496. Joe Esposito – You’re the Best (The Karate Kid OST, 1984)
  1497. Katy Perry – Roar (Prism, 2013)
  1498. Cerys Matthews – Streets of New York (Never Said Goodbye, 2006)
  1499. Bruce Springsteen – Last Man Standing (Letter to You, 2020)
  1500. Fall Out Boy – A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More Touch Me (From Under the Cork Tree, 2005)
  1501. Rod Stewart – Maggie May (Every Picture Tells A Story, 1971)
  1502. The Feeling – Never Be Lonely (Twelve Stops and Home, 2006)
  1503. Julian Lennon – Saltwater (Help Yoursefl, 1991)
  1504. Meat Loaf – Modern Girl (Bad Attitude, 1984)
  1505. Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers – Why Do Fools Fall In Love (The Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon, 1956)
  1506. Alphabeat – Go-Go (This is Alphabeat, 2007)
  1507. John Coltrane – Resolution (A Love Supreme, 1967)
  1508. The 1975 – Love It If We Made It (A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships, 2018)
  1509. Third Eye Blind – Losing a Whole Year (Third Eye Blind, 1997)
  1510. Carbon Leaf – American Tale (Ether-Electrified Porch Music, 1999)
  1511. Icehouse – Great Southern Land (Primitive Man, 1982)
  1512. Queen – Somebody to Love (A Day at the Races, 1976)
  1513. The Fall – Smile (Perverted by Language, 1983)
  1514. Sonique – It Feels So Good (Hear My Cry, 1998)
  1515. Echobelly – King of the Kerb (On, 1995)
  1516. Elton John – I Want Love (Songs from the West Coast, 2001)
  1517. Kanye West – Blame Game (My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, 2010)
  1518. Jimmy Eat World – All the Way (Stay) (Surviving, 2019)
  1519. The Beatles – Let It Be (Let it Be, 1970)
  1520. Lana Del Rey – Video Games (Born to Die, 2011)
  1521. The Rolling Stones – You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Let it Bleed, 1969)
  1522. Kim Richey – A Place Called Home (Rise, 2002)
  1523. Elvis Presley – Jailhouse Rock (Jailhouse Rock, 1957)
  1524. The Corrs – Hideaway (Borrowed Heaven, 2004)
  1525. Stevie Nicks – After the Glitter Fades (Bella Donna, 1981)
  1526. Alex Jonestown Massacre – Emma Durutti (Run-On Death Sentence, 2020)
  1527. Adam Green – Jessica (Friends of Mine, 2003)
  1528. Carbon Leaf – Life Less Ordinary (Indian Summer, 2004)
  1529. DJ Sakin and Friends – Protect Your Mind (For the Love of a Princess) (Walk on Fire, 1999)
  1530. The Rolling Stones – Sympathy for the Devil (Beggars Banquet, 1968)
  1531. Dave Hause – Fireflies (Kick, 2019)
  1532. ABBA – Chiquitita (Voulez-Vous, 1979)
  1533. Deerhoof – Wrong Time Capsule (The Runners Four, 2005)
  1534. Will Echo – Fly Away (Two Sides, 2018)
  1535. The Menzingers – The Obituaries (On the Impossible Past, 2012)
  1536. Wizzard – Angel Fingers (A Teen Ballad) (Wizzard Brew, 1973)
  1537. Travis – Magnificent Time (Everything at Once, 2016)
  1538. Bruce Springsteen – Lonesome Day (The Rising, 2002)
  1539. Billy Joel – Vienna (The Stranger, 1977)
  1540. Jigsaw – Sky High ((Jigsaw single), 1975)
  1541. Japanese Breakfast – Be Sweet (Jubilee, 2021)
  1542. Miles Davis – Blue in Green (Kind of Blue, 1959)
  1543. Bread – Dismal Day (Bread, 1969)
  1544. The Beach Boys – Darlin’ (Wild Honey, 1967)
  1545. Television – Marquee Moon (Marquee Moon, 1977)
  1546. Gigolo Aunts – Cope (Flippin’ out, 1993)
  1547. The Offspring – The Kids Aren’t Alright (Americana, 1998)
  1548. Geoff Byrd – I Will Be There (Shrinking Violets, 2005)
  1549. Roy Orbison – You Got It (Mystery Girl, 1989)
  1550. John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John – We Go Together (Grease OST, 1975)
  1551. Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes – Havin’ A Party ((Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes single), 1978)
  1552. The Killers – Quiet Town (Pressure Machine, 2021)
  1553. John Lennon – (Just Like) Starting Over (Double Fantasy, 1980)
  1554. Slade – Far Far Away (Flame, 1974)
  1555. Barenaked Ladies – Paul Chambers (Detour de Force, 2021)
  1556. The Magnetic Fields – Seduced and Abandoned (Realism, 2010)
  1557. R.E.M. – Electrolite (New Adventures in Hi-Fi, 1996)
  1558. Cast – Alright (All Change, 1995)
  1559. The Police – Don’t Stand So Close To Me (Zenyatta Mondatta, 1980)
  1560. Eminem ft. Rihanna – Love the Way You Lie (Recovery, 2010)
  1561. Barenaked Ladies – Who Needs Sleep? (Stunt, 1998)
  1562. Against Me! – Suffocation (White Crosses, 2010)
  1563. Miles Davis – Freddie Freeloader (Kind of Blue, 1959)
  1564. Sister Hazel – Your Mistake (Chasing Daylight, 2003)
  1565. Will Young – Leave Right Now (Friday’s Child, 2003)
  1566. The Knack – Good Girls Don’t (Get the Knack, 1979)
  1567. Childish Gambino – Heartbeat (Camp, 2008)
  1568. The Killers – Losing Touch (Day & Age, 2008)
  1569. The Great American Novel – Grabbin’ a Slice ([The Great American Novel single], 2021)
  1570. Steps – Victorious (What the Future Holds, Pt. 2, 2021)
  1571. Journey – Any Way You Want It (Departure, 1980)
  1572. Travis – Walking in the Sun (Singles, 2004)
  1573. The Drifters – Under the Boardwalk (Under the Boardwalk, 1964)
  1574. The Bats – Boogey Man (Fear of God, 1991)
  1575. Blank & Jones – The Nightfly (DJ Culture, 2000)
  1576. Dan Fogelberg – Same Old Lang Syne (The Innocent Age, 1981)
  1577. The Kinks – You Really Got Me (Kinks, 1964)
  1578. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – Don’t Do Me Like That (Damn the Torpedoes, 1979)
  1579. Meat Loaf – Not A Dry Eye in the House (Welcome to the Neighborhood, 1995)
  1580. Jump5 – Spinnin’ Around (Jump5, 2001)
  1581. Stevie Wonder – Lately (Hotter than July, 1980)
  1582. John Prine – The Great Compromise (Diamonds in the Rough, 1972)
  1583. Dave Van Ronk – Last Call (Songs for Ageing Children, 1973)
  1584. Butch Walker – My Way (Left of Self-Centred, 2002)
  1585. 2Pac – Brenda’s Got A Baby (2Pacalypse Now, 1991)
  1586. CHVRCHES – Bury It (Every Open Eye, 2015)
  1587. James Blunt – Monsters (Once Upon a Mind, 2019)
  1588. The War on Drugs – I Don’t Live Here Anymore (I Don’t Live Here Anymore, 2021)
  1589. A-ha – Hunting High and Low (Hunting High and Low, 1985)
  1590. They Might Be Giants – Moonbeam Rays (Book, 2021)
  1591. Dave Hause – Plagiarist (Blood Harmony, 2021)
  1592. Sam Fender – Spit of You (Seventeen Going Under, 2021)
  1593. The Dangerous Summer – War Paint (War Paint, 2011)
  1594. Green Day – American Idiot (American Idiot, 2006)
  1595. Bruce Springsteen – The Power of Prayer (Letter to You, 2020)
  1596. They Might Be Giants – Brontosaurus (Book, 2021)
  1597. Christian Lee Hutson – Get the Old Band Back Together (Beginners, 2020)
  1598. The Divine Comedy – Becoming More Like Alfie (Casanova, 1996)
  1599. Richard Lloyd – Number Nine (Alchemy, 1979)
  1600. Eric Church – Russian Roulette (Heart, 2021)
  1601. Matt Berry – Take My Hand (Witchazel, 2011)
  1602. The Waterboys – The Whole of the Moon (This is the Sea, 1985)
  1603. The Wonder Stuff – The Size of a Cow (Never Loved Elvis, 1991)
  1604. Herman’s Hermits – I’m Into Something Good (Herman’s Hermits, 1964)
  1605. The Gaslight Anthem – Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (The ’59 Sound, 2008)
  1606. The Divine Comedy – Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World (Victory for the Comic Muse, 2006)
  1607. Meat Loaf – Los Angeloser (Hang Cool Teddy Bear, 2010)
  1608. Clannad – Theme from Harry’s Game (Magical Ring, 1982)
  1609. Dave Hause – Shaky Jesus (Bury Me in Philly, 2017)
  1610. Guided by Voices – Liquid Indian (Do the Collapse, 1999)
  1611. Jay-Z & Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind (The Blueprint 3, 2009)
  1612. Barenaked Ladies – Hanukkah Blessings (Barenaked for the Holidays, 2004)
  1613. The Gaslight Anthem – Film Noir (The ’59 Sound, 2008)
  1614. Dr. Dre – Still D.R.E. (feat. Snoop Dogg) (2001, 1999)
  1615. Turismo – Lah-Di-Dah ((Turismo single), 2020)
  1616. Dean Martin – That’s Amore (Dean Martin Sings, 1953)
  1617. Tim Curry – I Do the Rock (Fearless, 1979)
  1618. Clean Bandit feat. Zara Larsson – Symphony (What is Love?, 2018)
  1619. Mazzy Star – Take Everything (Among My Swan, 1996)
  1620. Rivers Cuomo (feat. AWOLNATION) – Come with Me (The Space Between OST, 2021)
  1621. Alphabeat – The Answer (Don’t Know What’s Cool Anymore, 2019)
  1622. Carb on Carb – Be My Mirror ((Carb on Carb single), 2021)
  1623. Dave Hause – Surfboard (Blood Harmony, 2021)
  1624. Taylor Swift – tis the damn season (evermore, 2020)
  1625. Ryan Adams – Rollercoaster (Romeo & Juliet, 2022)
  1626. Oasis – Some Might Say ((What’s the Story) Morning Glory, 1996)

Favourite TV Episodes

  1. The Simpsons – Homer’s Enemy
  2. ER – On the Beach
  3. Inside No. 9 – The 12 Days of Christine
  4. Frasier – Ham Radio
  5. South Park – Scott Tenorman Must Die
  6. Black Mirror – The Entire History of You
  7. Curb Your Enthusiasm – Seinfeld
  8. Six Feet Under – Everyone’s Waiting
  9. Malcolm in the Middle – Bowling
  10. Breaking Bad – Ozymandias
  11. Scrubs – My Old Lady
  12. Futurama – The Luck of the Fryrish
  13. Lost – The Constant
  14. Monk – Mr Monk is Up All Night
  15. Friday Night Lights – Always
  16. Gilmore Girls – Wedding Bell Blues
  17. Father Ted – A Song for Europe
  18. Bluey – Sleepytime
  19. Inside No. 9 – Bernie Clifton’s Dressing Room
  20. Hey Arnold! – Arnold’s Christmas
  21. Nathan For You – Finding Frances
  22. Kenan & Kel – Pair-Rental Guidance
  23. The Goes Wrong Show – A Trial to Watch
  24. The Simpsons – And Maggie Makes Three
  25. Room 104 – Oh, Harry!
  26. Friends – The One with the Prom Video
  27. King of the Hill – The Substitute Spanish Prisoner
  28. Scrubs – My Screw-Up
  29. The Pitts – A Bug’s Wife
  30. The West Wing – In Excelsis Deo
  31. Moonlighting – The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice
  32. Jonathan Creek – Time Waits for Norman
  33. Angel – Not Fade Away
  34. Ally McBeal – Boy Next Door
  35. American Dad – Rabbit Ears
  36. Black Mirror – San Junipero
  37. Family Guy – Wasted Talent
  38. Creeped Out – A Boy Called Red
  39. Men of a Certain Age – Go With the Flow
  40. Inside No. 9 – Misdirection
  41. Frasier – The Two Mrs Cranes
  42. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air – Knowledge is Power
  43. The X-Files – Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose
  44. Frasier – Miracle on 3rd or 4th Street
  45. Cheers – Pick a Con.. Any Con
  46. Curb Your Enthusiasm – Happy New Year
  47. Derry Girls – The Agreement
  48. Malcolm in the Middle – Rollerskates
  49. Father Ted – Hell
  50. The Good Place – Whenever You’re Ready
  51. Seinfeld – The Outing
  52. Cracker – To Be a Somebody
  53. Twin Peaks – Pilot
  54. Breaking Bad – Full Measure
  55. Friends – The One where No-One’s Ready
  56. Louie – Bully
  57. House – No Reason
  58. ER – Love’s Labor Lost
  59. Count Arthur Strong – Stuck in the Middle
  60. Doctor Who – Blink
  61. There She Goes – President’s Day
  62. Bluey – Hospital
  63. Scrubs – My Lunch
  64. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air – Papa’s Got a Brand New Excuse
  65. The Office [UK] – Training
  66. Room 104 – Mr Mulvahill
  67. Kenan & Kel – Merry Christmas Kenan
  68. Everybody Loves Raymond – The Angry Family
  69. Arthur – Arthur’s Perfect Christmas
  70. The Simpsons – Homer’s Barbershop Quartet
  71. Bob’s Burgers – Christmas in the Car
  72. Community – Remedial Chaos Theory
  73. Black Mirror – Hang the DJ
  74. Diff’rent Strokes – The Older Woman
  75. Family Guy – Back to the Pilot
  76. Friday Night Dinner – The Fox
  77. Monk – Mr Monk and the End
  78. Only Fools and Horses – The Longest Night
  79. How I Met Your Mother – Slap Bet
  80. Fawlty Towers – Communication Problems
  81. 3rd Rock from the Sun – Dial M for Dick
  82. Everybody Loves Raymond – Italy
  83. Friends – The One with the Blackout
  84. Futurama – Xmas Story
  85. House – Broken
  86. Moonlighting – Big Man on Mulberry Street
  87. Not Going Out – Camping
  88. Review – Pancakes, Divorce, Pancakes
  89. King of the Hill – Keeping Up With Our Joneses
  90. Sister, Sister – It’s My Party
  91. Taskmaster UK – Their Water’s So Delicious
  92. The Big Bang Theory – The Stockholm Syndrome
  93. Home Impovement – Twas the Flight Before Christmas
  94. Seinfeld – The Parking Garage
  95. South Park – Cartmanland
  96. Columbo – Now You See Him
  97. Curb Your Enthusiasm – The Doll
  98. American Horror Stories – The Naughty List
  99. Friday Night Lights – The Son
  100. Lost – Through the Looking Glass
  101. Diff’rent Strokes – Santa’s Helper
  102. Family Guy – And Then There Were Fewer
  103. King of the Hill – The Unbearable Blindness of Laying
  104. One Day at a Time [2017] – Quinces
  105. Monk – Mr Monk and the Garbage Strike
  106. The Mary Tyler Moore Show – Christmas & the Hard Luck Kid II
  107. Squid Game – Kkanbu
  108. Peep Show – Seasonal Beatings
  109. The IT Crowd – The Work Outing
  110. The Premise – Butt Plug
  111. The Simpsons – Simpsoncalifragalisticexpiala-D’oh!-cious
  112. The Sopranos – College
  113. The Big Bang Theory – The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis
  114. ER – Hell and High Water
  115. Blackadder – Dish and Dishonesty
  116. Brooklyn Nine-Nine – The Box
  117. Columbo – Columbo Goes to College
  118. Friday Night Lights – State
  119. Inside No. 9 – Empty Orchestra
  120. King of the Hill – A Fire-fighting We Will Go
  121. Mad About You – The Conversation
  122. Only Murders in the Building – The Boy from 6B
  123. Family Guy – Road to Rhode Island
  124. Bluey – Fairytale
  125. Clerks: The Animated Series – The Clipshow Wherein..
  126. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – The Nightman Cometh
  127. My So-Called Life – Pilot
  128. Only Fools and Horses – To Hull and Back
  129. Saved By the Bell [2020] – The Last Year Dance
  130. The X-Files – Beyond the Sea
  131. The West Wing – Two Cathedrals
  132. South Park – Casa Bonita
  133. NewsRadio – The Cane
  134. How I Met Your Mother – Slapsgiving
  135. Coupling – Naked
  136. Community – Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas
  137. Louis Theroux – The Most Hated Family in America
  138. Gilmore Girls – A House is Not a Home
  139. House – Three Stories
  140. The X-Files – Ice
  141. WandaVision – On a Very Special Episode…
  142. One Day at a Time [2017] – Not Yet
  143. Mare of Easttown – Illusions
  144. Jonathan Creek – Danse Macabre
  145. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – A Very Sunny Christmas
  146. Everybody Hates Chris – Everybody Hates Food Stamps
  147. Angel – Smile Time
  148. Arrested Development – Pier Pressure
  149. Ally McBeal – Bygones
  150. Breaking Bad – Face Off
  151. Still Game – Over the Hill
  152. Brooklyn Nine-Nine – HalloVeen
  153. As We See It – Please Don’t Leave
  154. Everybody Loves Raymond – The Breakup Tape
  155. Curb Your Enthusiasm – Krazee-Eyes Killa
  156. The Twilight Zone [2019] – A Traveler
  157. Taskmaster NZ – Heat Stroke
  158. Room 104 – The Internet
  159. Without A Trace – Suspect
  160. Seinfeld – The Soup Nazi
  161. Old Enough – 1×08
  162. Years & Years – 1×04
  163. Pen15 – Opening Night
  164. 2point4 Children – Misery
  165. Life on Mars – 1×08
  166. Rupert – Rupert and the Ghost
  167. Blackpool – Episode 1
  168. Reservation Dogs – Come and Get Your Love
  169. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Once More With Feeling
  170. Kevin Can F**k Himself – Fixed
  171. Ted Lasso – Carol of the Bells
  172. Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle – Stand Up
  173. Unforgotten – 4×06
  174. The Office [US] – Christmas Party
  175. The Wonder Years – My Father’s Office
  176. This Country – Harvest
  177. Mum – S3 Saturday
  178. The White Lotus – The Lotus-Eaters
  179. Murder Most Horrid – Overkill
  180. ER – The Letter
  181. Futurama – Jurassic Bark
  182. Hey Arnold! – Helga on the Couch
  183. The Simpsons – ‘Round Springfield
  184. Are You Afraid of the Dark? – The Tale of the Lonely Ghost
  185. Frasier – The Ski Lodge
  186. Inside No. 9 – The Riddle of the Sphinx
  187. Malcolm in the Middle – Traffic Ticket
  188. Lost – Pilot
  189. The Middle – Hecks on a Plane
  190. Room 104 – No Dice
  191. Breaking Bad – Four Days Out
  192. Broadchurch – 1×08
  193. Columbo – The Bye Bye Sky High IQ Murder Case
  194. Huff – Lipstick on Your Panties
  195. Hacks – I Think She Will
  196. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – Charlie Work
  197. NewsRadio – Bill Moves On
  198. Monk – Mr Monk and the Three Pies
  199. The PJs – U Go Kart
  200. The X-Files – How the Ghosts Stole Christmas
  201. Black Books – Elephants and Hens
  202. Tru Calling – The Longest Day
  203. Frasier – Author, Author
  204. King of the Hill – ..And They Call it Bobby Love
  205. Futurama – Meanwhile
  206. Boston Legal – Son of the Defender
  207. Band of Brothers – Why We Fight
  208. Chernobyl – Vichnaya Pamyat
  209. Crashing – Warm-Up
  210. South Park – You’re Getting Old
  211. ER – I’ll be Home for Christmas
  212. Only Fools and Horses – Danger UXD
  213. Friends – The One with the Routine
  214. Not Going Out – The True Meaning of Christmas
  215. I’m Alan Partridge – To Kill a Mocking Alan
  216. Inside No. 9 – A Quiet Night In
  217. My Family – Trust Never Sleeps
  218. Mad About You – Giblets for Murray
  219. Nathan For You – Dumb Starbucks
  220. Modern Family – Fizbo
  221. The Inbetweeners – The Field Trip
  222. Psych – American Duos
  223. Taxi – Reverend Jim: A Space Odyssey
  224. Room 104 – Crossroads
  225. The Baby-Sitters Club [2020] – Claudia and the Sad Goodbye
  226. The Twilight Zone [2019] – The Who of You
  227. Veronica Mars – Leave it to Beaver
  228. Louie – Late Show
  229. Jonathan Creek – The Problem at Gallows Gate
  230. My Family – Sixty Feet Under
  231. Search Party – The House of Uncanny Truths
  232. Angel – You’re Welcome
  233. 24 – Day 2 Hour 15
  234. Without A Trace – Malone vs Malone (So This is Christmas)
  235. Arrested Development – Good Grief
  236. Cougar Town – Mary Jane’s Last Dance
  237. 3rd Rock from the Sun – Jolly Old St Dick
  238. Futurama – The Devil’s Hands are Idle Playthings
  239. Friday Night Lights – Underdogs
  240. Lucky Louie – Flowers for Kim
  241. Mr Bean – Merry Christmas Mr Bean
  242. Orange is the New Black – Toast Can’t Never Be Bread Again
  243. Sports Night – Quo Vadimus
  244. The Middle – Life Skills
  245. Lost – The End
  246. Dawson’s Creek – Detention
  247. Fresh off the Boat – How to Be an American
  248. Angel – A Hole in the World
  249. My Mad Fat Diary – Glue
  250. Northern Exposure – Aurora Borealias
  251. One Foot in the Grave – Hearts of Darkness
  252. Rugrats – Mother’s Day
  253. The Carmichael Show – President Trump
  254. The Shield – Of Mice and Lem
  255. The Vicar of Dibley – The Christmas Lunch Incident
  256. Toast of London – Bonus Ball
  257. Titus – Tommy’s Not Gay
  258. Sabrina the Teenage Witch – First Kiss
  259. This American Life – John Smith
  260. The Office [US] – Dinner Party
  261. It’s a Sin – 1×05
  262. Hustle – The Last Gamble
  263. Line of Duty – Breach
  264. 30 Rock – The Rural Juror
  265. The Goldbergs – Barry Goldberg’s Day Off
  266. Peter Kay’s Car Share – S2E3
  267. That 70s Show – Water Tower
  268. Tucker – Everybody Dance Now
  269. Girls – The Panic in Central Park
  270. Murder Most Horrid – A Severe Case of Death
  271. The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret – The Snooker Player, the Black Canadian, the Turkish Terrorist, and the Peanut
  272. Brass Eye – Paedogeddon!
  273. Everwood – Foreverwood
  274. Girls5eva – Separ8 Ways
  275. Hey Arnold! – The List
  276. The Twilight Zone [2019] – Blurryman
  277. Two of a Kind – A Very Carrie Christmas
  278. Vic & Bob’s House of Fools – The Bobble Hat Affair
  279. Outnumbered – The Hospital
  280. Malory Towers – The Spider
  281. Californication – California Son
  282. Genera+ion – The Last Shall be First
  283. Saved By the Bell [1989] – Home for Christmas
  284. The Simpsons – Summer of 4 ft. 2
  285. Auf Wiedersehen, Pet – If I Had a Hammer
  286. American Horror Story – Return to the Murder House
  287. Freaks & Geeks – Discos and Dragons
  288. Futurama – The Why of Fry
  289. Broad City – Knockoffs
  290. The Mighty Boosh – The Legend of Old Gregg
  291. Malcolm in the Middle – Water Park
  292. Friday Night Lights – Texas Whatever
  293. Scrubs – My Overkill
  294. Seinfeld – The Contest
  295. Only Fools and Horses – Chain Gang
  296. Breaking Bad – Crawl Space
  297. The Simpsons – Last Exit to Springfield
  298. Frasier – Goodnight Seattle
  299. Bluey – Camping
  300. ER – All in the Family

About me

I’m Wesley Mead, a 31-year-old residing in Wiltshire, England. I’m married to the wonderful Choni, and we are the proud owners of pet chinchilla Toothy.

I’m a financial analyst by day, and an avid pop culture junkie by night. In particular, I’m interested in TV, film, home media, politics, the Internet, music, reading, and snooker.

I use Firefox and love Otis the Aardvark.

Favourite TV Shows

  1. The Simpsons (1989/USA)
  2. Friday Night Lights (2006-2011/USA)
  3. ER (1994-2009/USA)
  4. Breaking Bad (2007-2012/USA)
  5. King of the Hill (1997-2010/USA)
  6. Frasier (1993-2004/USA)
  7. Inside No. 9 (2015-date/UK)
  8. Futurama (1999-2013/USA)
  9. Malcolm in the Middle (2000-2006/USA)
  10. Only Fools and Horses (1981-2003/UK)
  11. Men of a Certain Age (2009-2011/USA)
  12. The Middle (2009-2018/USA)
  13. Curb Your Enthusiasm (2001-date/USA)
  14. South Park (1997-date/USA)
  15. Seinfeld (1989-1997/USA)
  16. Friends (1994-2004/USA)
  17. The X-Files (1993-2018/USA)
  18. Monk (2002-2010/USA)
  19. Nathan For You (2013-2017/USA)
  20. Lost (2004-2010/USA)
  21. Black Mirror (2011-2019/UK)
  22. Arrested Development (2003-2019/USA)
  23. Father Ted (1995-1998/UK/IRE)
  24. Everybody Loves Raymond (1996-2005/USA)
  25. Hey Arnold! (1996-2004/USA)
  26. How I Met Your Mother (2005-2014/USA)
  27. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005-date/USA)
  28. Taskmaster (UK & NZ) (2015-date/UK/NZ)
  29. Friday Night Dinner (2011-date/UK)
  30. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013-date/USA)
  31. Line of Duty (2012-date/UK)
  32. Louie (2010-2016/USA)
  33. Scrubs (2001-2010/USA)
  34. Moonlighting (1985-1989/USA)
  35. This American Life (2007-2009/USA)
  36. Twin Peaks (1990-2017/USA)
  37. 24 (2002-2014/USA)
  38. Gilmore Girls (2000-2007/USA)
  39. 30 Rock (2006-2013/USA)
  40. Peep Show (2005-2015/UK)
  41. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990-1996/USA)
  42. One Day at a Time 2017 (2017-2020/USA)
  43. Impractical Jokers (2011-date/USA)
  44. Community (2009-2016/USA)
  45. Kenan & Kel (1996-2000/USA)
  46. House (2004-2012/USA)
  47. Somebody Feed Phil/I’ll Have What Phil’s Having (2015-date/USA)
  48. Jonathan Creek (1997-2016/UK)
  49. Six Feet Under (2001-2005/USA)
  50. Would I Lie To You? (2007-date/UK)
  51. Boston Legal (2004-2008/USA)
  52. Columbo (1972-2003/USA)
  53. Bluey (2018-date/AUS)
  54. The Shield (2001-2009/USA)
  55. Bob’s Burgers (2011-date/USA)
  56. Only Connect (2008-date/UK)
  57. Unforgotten (2015-date/UK)
  58. Cheers (1982-1993/USA)
  59. Fawlty Towers (1975-1979/UK)
  60. Everwood (2002-2006/USA)
  61. Mad About You (1992-1999/USA)
  62. The Office USA (2005-2013/USA)
  63. The Office UK (2001-2003/UK)
  64. Whose Line Is It Anyway? USA (1998-date/USA)
  65. 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996-2001/USA)
  66. Orange is the New Black (2013-2019/USA)
  67. Broadchurch (2014-2017/UK)
  68. Crashing (2017-2019/USA)
  69. Modern Family (2009-2020/USA)
  70. Not Going Out (2006-date/UK)
  71. NewsRadio (1995-1999/USA)
  72. The Good Place (2016-2020/USA)
  73. The West Wing (1999-2006/USA)
  74. Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (2012-date/USA)
  75. Ally McBeal (1997-2002/USA)
  76. Billy on the Street (2011-date/USA)
  77. Diff’rent Strokes (1978-1986/USA)
  78. Home Improvement (1990-1998/USA)
  79. Mom (2013-date/USA)
  80. My So-Called Life (1994-1995/USA)
  81. Him & Her (2010-2013/UK)
  82. Search Party (2016-date/USA)
  83. Taxi (1978-1983/USA)
  84. Titus (2000-2002/USA)
  85. Angel (1999-2004/USA)
  86. Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle (2009-2016/UK)
  87. Freaks & Geeks (1999-2000/USA)
  88. Gavin & Stacey (2006-2019/UK)
  89. That 70s Show (1998-2006/USA)
  90. The Sopranos (1999-2007/USA)
  91. Mum (2016-2019/UK)
  92. Family Guy (1999-date/USA)
  93. Cracker (1993-2006/UK)
  94. Girls (2012-2017/USA)
  95. My Family (2000-2011/UK)
  96. Outnumbered (2007-2016/UK)
  97. Psych (2006-2020/USA)
  98. The Inbetweeners (2008-2011/UK)
  99. The Goldbergs (2013-date/USA)
  100. Cougar Town (2009-2015/USA)
  101. Still Game (2002-2019/UK)
  102. Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996-2003/USA)
  103. Rugrats (1991-2004/USA)
  104. One Foot in the Grave (1990-2000/UK)
  105. Difficult People (2015-2017/USA)
  106. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003/USA)
  107. Fresh off the Boat (2015-2020/USA)
  108. American Dad (2005-date/USA)
  109. Dave Gorman: Modern Life is Goodish (2013-2017/UK)
  110. My Name is Earl (2005-2009/USA)
  111. My Mad Fat Diary (2013-2015/UK)
  112. Rev. (2010-2014/UK)
  113. Without A Trace (2002-2009/USA)
  114. Everybody Hates Chris (2005-2009/UK)
  115. Episodes (2011-2017/UK/USA)
  116. Count Arthur Strong (2013-2017/UK)
  117. The Big Bang Theory (2007-2019/USA)
  118. I’m Alan Partridge (1997-2002/UK)
  119. Hustle (2004-2012/UK)
  120. CNN Decades (2014-2018/USA)
  121. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006-2007/USA)
  122. Sports Night (1998-2000/USA)
  123. Huff (2004-2006/USA)
  124. Pointless (2009-date/UK)
  125. The PJs (1999-2001/USA)
  126. Lead Balloon (2006-2011/UK)
  127. Roseanne (1988-1997/USA)
  128. The Crystal Maze (1990-1995/UK)
  129. The Carmichael Show (2015-2017/USA)
  130. Enlightened (2011-2013/USA)
  131. Key & Peele (2012-2015/USA)
  132. Inside Amy Schumer (2013-2016/USA)
  133. Bottom (1991-1995/UK)
  134. Review (2014-2017/USA)
  135. Years & Years (2019-2019/UK)
  136. This Country (2017-2020/UK)
  137. Green Wing (2004-2007/UK)
  138. Psychoville (2009-2011/UK)
  139. Life on Mars (2006-2007/UK)
  140. Normal People (2020-2020/UK/IRE)
  141. Two of a Kind (1998-1999/USA)
  142. Broad City (2014-2019/USA)
  143. Pen15 (2019-date/USA)
  144. A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1989-1995/UK)
  145. American Horror Story (2011-date/USA)
  146. Happy Valley (2014-2016/UK)
  147. Fargo (2014-date/USA)
  148. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (2011-date/UK/USA)
  149. Bored to Death (2009-2011/USA)
  150. Veronica Mars (2004-2019/USA)
  151. Derry Girls (2018-date/UK/IRE)
  152. Blackpool (2004-2006/UK)
  153. Boy Meets World (1993-2000/USA)
  154. Arthur (1996-date/USA)
  155. In for a Penny (2019-date/UK)
  156. Jeopardy! (1984-date/USA)
  157. The Mighty Boosh (2004-2007/UK)
  158. Saved By the Bell 1989 (1989-1993/USA)
  159. As We See It (2022-date/USA)
  160. This is My House (2021-date/UK)
  161. What I Like About You (2002-2006/USA)
  162. Death in Paradise (2011-date/UK)
  163. Black Books (2000-2004/UK)
  164. Silicon Valley (2014-2019/USA)
  165. Catastrophe (2015-2019/UK)
  166. The Twilight Zone 2019 (2019-date/USA)
  167. Chappelle’s Show (2003-2006/USA)
  168. The Night Of (2016-2016/USA)
  169. 2point4 Children (1991-1999/UK)
  170. Extras (2005-2007/UK)
  171. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark (2020-2020/USA)
  172. The Fall (2013-2016/UK/IRE)
  173. Nighty Night (2004-2005/UK)
  174. Better off Ted (2009-2010/USA)
  175. Bad Education (2012-2014/UK)
  176. Grandma’s House (2010-2012/UK)
  177. The Pitts (2003-2003/USA)
  178. Daria (1997-2002/USA)
  179. Clerks: The Animated Series (2000-2001/USA)
  180. Portlandia (2011-2018/USA)
  181. Ever Decreasing Circles (1984-1989/UK)
  182. Snuff Box (2006-2006/UK)
  183. The Baby-Sitters Club 2020 (2020-date/USA)
  184. Master of None (2015-2017/USA)
  185. Toast of London (2012-2015/UK)
  186. Malory Towers (2020-date/UK)
  187. It’s a Sin (2021-2021/UK)
  188. The IT Crowd (2006-2013/UK)
  189. Grounded for Life (2001-2005/USA)
  190. Room 104 (2017-2020/USA)
  191. Tucker (2000-2001/USA)
  192. Pushing Daisies (2007-2009/USA)
  193. The League (2009-2015/USA)
  194. Numb3rs (2005-2010/USA)
  195. Unsolved Mysteries 2020 (2020-date/USA)
  196. Yes Minister (1980-1988/USA)
  197. Dawson’s Creek (1998-2003/USA)
  198. Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (2002-date/UK)
  199. Mare of Easttown (2021-date/USA)
  200. The Young Ones (1982-1984/UK)
  201. Kevin Can F**k Himself (2021-date/USA)
  202. Over the Garden Wall (2014-2014/USA)
  203. Blackadder (1983-1989/UK)
  204. The Wonder Years (1988-1993/USA)
  205. Get A Life (1990-1992/USA)
  206. Flight of the Conchords (2007-2009/NZ)
  207. Doctor Who (1963-date/UK)
  208. Wonderfalls (2004-2004/USA)
  209. 2 Broke Girls (2011-2017/USA)
  210. Judge Judy (1996-date/USA)
  211. Californication (2007-2014/USA)
  212. Hacks (2021-date/USA)
  213. Mr Bean (1990-1995/UK)
  214. Phoenix Nights (2001-2002/UK)
  215. Genera+ion (2021-date/USA)
  216. 30 Days (2005-2008/USA)
  217. Awkward. (2011-2016/USA)
  218. Meet the Richardsons (2020-date/UK)
  219. Only Murders in the Building (2021-date/USA)
  220. Tru Calling (2003-2005/USA)
  221. Girls5eva (2021-date/USA)
  222. Bob & Rose (2001-2001/UK)
  223. Northern Exposure (1990-1995/USA)
  224. Vic & Bob’s House of Fools (2014-2015/UK)
  225. Chernobyl (2019-2019/UK/USA)
  226. Richard Osman’s House of Games (2017-date/UK)
  227. Coupling (2000-2004/UK)
  228. Becker (1998-2004/USA)
  229. Sex Education (2019-date/UK)
  230. Creeped Out (2017-date/UK)
  231. White Gold (2017-date/UK)
  232. Channel Zero (2016-2018/USA)
  233. Russian Doll (2019-date/USA)
  234. Penn & Teller: Bullshit (2003-2010/USA)
  235. Joan of Arcadia (2003-2005/USA)
  236. Saxondale (2006-2007/UK)
  237. Ted Lasso (2020-date/USA)
  238. Never Mind the Buzzcocks (1996-2015/UK)
  239. Lucky Louie (2006-2006/USA)
  240. Gravity Falls (2012-2016/USA)
  241. Peter Kay’s Car Share (2015-2020/UK)
  242. Sister, Sister (1994-1999/USA)
  243. Mandy (2020-date/UK)
  244. Jackass (2000-2002/USA)
  245. Limmy’s Show (2009-2013/UK)
  246. Murder Most Horrid (1991-1999/UK)
  247. The Goes Wrong Show (2019-date/UK)
  248. Never Have I Ever (2020-date/USA)
  249. Happy Endings (2011-2013/USA)
  250. Oz (1997-2003/USA)
  251. Squid Game (2021-date/KOR)
  252. Getting On (US) (2013-2015/USA)
  253. Franklin & Bash (2011-2014/USA)
  254. Magic for Humans (2018-date/USA)
  255. Parks & Recreation (2009-2015/USA)
  256. Charlie Brooker’s Wipe (2006-date/UK)
  257. FM (2009-2009/UK)
  258. 15 Storeys High (2002-2004/UK)
  259. Legit (2013-2014/USA)
  260. You’re the Worst (2014-2019/USA)
  261. Atlanta (2016-date/USA)
  262. The A Word (2016-2020/UK)
  263. The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (2010-2016/USA)
  264. Orphan Black (2013-2017/USA)
  265. Bloodride (2020-date/NOR)
  266. Upright (2019-2019/AUS)
  267. Pulling (2006-2009/UK)
  268. QI (2003-date/UK)
  269. Evil (2020-date/USA)
  270. The Kids in the Hall (1988-1995/CAN)
  271. WandaVision (2021-2021/USA)
  272. Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1983-2004/UK)
  273. Sex and the City (1998-2004/USA)
  274. Raised By Wolves 2013 (2013-2016/UK)
  275. Entourage (2004-2011/USA)
  276. Shameless US (2011-date/USA)
  277. Wilfred US (2011-2014/USA)
  278. Stressed Eric (1998-2000/UK)
  279. New Girl (2011-2018/USA)
  280. Schmigadoon (2021-date/USA)
  281. Raising Hope (2010-2014/USA)
  282. Rectify (2013-2016/USA)
  283. Weeds (2005-2012/USA)
  284. Dexter (2006-2013/USA)
  285. Rescue Me (2004-2011/USA)
  286. Some Girls (2012-2014/UK)
  287. Dark (2017-2020/DE)
  288. Saved By the Bell 2020 (2020-date/USA)
  289. Schitt’s Creek (2015-2020/CAN)
  290. The Vicar of Dibley (1994-2007/UK)
  291. Feel Good (2018-2021/UK)
  292. The Duchess (2020-date/UK)
  293. Head of the Class (1986-1991/USA)
  294. The Waltons (1972-1981/USA)
  295. The Returned (2012-2015/FR)
  296. Bread (1986-1991/UK)
  297. Angie Tribeca (2016-2018/USA)
  298. MAS*H (1972-1983/USA)
  299. The White Lotus (2021-date/USA)
  300. Sesame Street (1969-date/USA)
  301. The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-1977/USA)
  302. Mad Men (2007-2015/USA)
  303. The Flintstones (1960-1966/USA)
  304. The Twilight Zone 1959 (1959-1964/USA)
  305. Ginny & Georgia (2021-date/USA)
  306. Infinity Train (2018-2021/USA)
  307. NYPD Blue (1993-2005/USA)
  308. Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990-1996/CAN)
  309. The Booth at the End (2010-2012/CAN)
  310. Spongebob Squarepants (1999-date/USA)
  311. The Detectives (1993-1997/UK)
  312. Have I Got News For You (1990-date/UK)
  313. Night Court (1984-1992/USA)
  314. American Horror Stories (2021-date/USA)
  315. The Premise (2021-date/USA)
  316. Huge (2010-2010/USA)
  317. People Just Do Nothing (2014-2018/UK)
  318. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000-2015/USA)
  319. The Mindy Project (2012-2017/USA)
  320. The Fast Show (1994-2014/UK)
  321. There She Goes (2018-2020/UK)
  322. Red Oaks (2021-date/USA)
  323. The Royle Family (1998-2012/UK)
  324. Hart of Dixie (2011-2015/USA)
  325. Chewing Gum (2015-2017/UK)
  326. The Mole UK (2001-2001/UK)
  327. The Muppet Show (1976-1981/UK/USA)
  328. PhoneShop (2009-2013/UK)
  329. The Jim Gaffigan Show (2015-2016/USA)
  330. Spaced (1999-2001/UK)
  331. The Comeback (2005-2014/USA)
  332. The Misery Index (2019-date/USA)
  333. How Not to Live Your Life (2007-2011/UK)
  334. The Undoing (2020-2020/USA)
  335. Harlan Coben’s Safe (2018-2018/UK)
  336. Sherlock (2010-2017/UK)
  337. The Catherine Tate Show (2004-2009/UK)
  338. Chucklevision (1987-2009/UK)
  339. Desperate Housewives (2004-2012/USA)
  340. The Flight Attendant (2020-date/USA)
  341. Rupert (1991-1997/CAN)
  342. Tales of the Unexpected (1979-1988/UK)
  343. Old Enough (1991-date/JP)
  344. Pam & Tommy (2022-2022/USA)
  345. And Just Like That (2021-date/USA)
  346. I Literally Just Told You (2021-date/UK)
  347. Head of the Class 2021 (2021-2021/USA)
  348. Reservation Dogs (2021-date/USA)
  349. For Heaven’s Sake (2021-2021/USA)
  350. Motherland (2017-date/UK)

TV Viewing Log 2021

1463Mr Bean: Happy Birthday docNA7.52021-01TV
146530 RockS6 RW82021-01DVD
1466Mortimer & Whitehouse Gone FishingS37.52021-01DVD
1467Impractical Jokers: Dinner PartyS1b82021-01DL
146930 RockS7 RW82021-01DVD
1472Diff’rent StrokesS7 RW6.52021-01DVD
1473Diff’rent StrokesS8 RW6.52021-01DVD
1476Mark Kermode’s Secrets of CinemaS382021-01TV
1477Finding AliceS172020-01BBOX
1478Adventure Game, TheS182021-01DVD
1479Death in ParadiseS17.52021-02DVD
1480Not Going OutS1182021-02TV
1481How Not to Live Your LifeS282021-02DVD
1482How Not to Live Your LifeS3/Xm7.52021-02DVD
1483Search PartyS192021-02DL
1484Search PartyS28.52021-02DL
1485Search PartyS38.52021-02DL
1486Search PartyS48.52021-02DL
1487Paul Sinha’s Telly ShowdownS172021-02TV
1488Adventure Game, TheS27.52021-02DVD
1489Rhod Gilbert’s Growing PainsS18.52021-02NOW
14908 out of 10 Cats Does CountdownS2021-18.52021-02TV
1491Victoria Coren Mitchell panel showsNAmix2021-02VAR
1492Crime Scene: Vanishing at Cecil HotelS182021-02NFLX
1493Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial KillerS182021-02NFLX
1494Behind Her EyesS182021-02NFLX
1495It’s a SinS192021-02BD
1496Stand Up and Deliver: SU2CS182021-02ALL4
1497Difficult PeopleS18.52021-02DL
1498Franklin & BashS482021-02DVD
1499Family GuyS2082021-02DIS
1500Celebrity CatchpointS172021-02TV
1501Adventure Game, TheS37.52021-02DVD
1502Death in ParadiseS27.52021-02DVD
1504For Heaven’s SakeS182021-03DL
1505Celebrity Escape RoomE18.52021-03DL
1506Last Leg, TheS2021a82021-03TV
1507The Chase (US)S182021-03DL
1508Would I Lie To YouS148.52021-03TV
1509Goldbergs, TheS782021-03DL
1510South ParkVACC8.52021-03DL
1511Sister, SisterS382021-03NFLX
1512Raising DadS17.52021-03DL
1513Richard Osman’s House of GamesS3b82021-03TV
1514Ginny & GeorgiaS182021-03NFLX
1515Malcolm in the MiddleS4 RW7.52021-03DVD
1517Ranganation, TheS37.52021-03IPL
1518Out of Her MindS17.52021-03IPL
1520Cougar TownS582021-03DIS
1521Pitts, TheS192021-03DL
1522Cougar TownS682021-03DIS
1523Steps ReunionS17.52021-03YT
1524Are You Afraid of the Dark? [2019]S282021-03DL
1525Mel Giedroyc: UnforgivableS18.52021-03TV
1526Adventure Game, TheS472021-03DVD
1527Misery Index, TheS37.52021-03DL
1528Difficult PeopleS282021-03DL
1529Undoing, TheS18.52021-03DVD
1530Harlan Coben’s SafeS18.52021-03DVD
1531Only ConnectS2020-218.52021-03TV
1534Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night TakeawayS1782021-04TV
1535Harlan Coben’s The StrangerS182021-04NFLX
1537Five, TheS172021-04NOW
1538Ted LassoS182021-04APPLE
1539Great British Bake Off SU2C, TheS202182021-04TV

My Top 101 Movies of the Decade

stills from The Florida Project, Inside Out, BlackKklansman, The Wolf of Wall Street, Get Out, Loving, Arrival, mother!, The Artist, Rust & Bone, Moonlight, and La La Land

I watched a lot of movies this decade – approximately 1,600 films released in the 2010s, according to Letterboxd. Well, that sounds like a lot, but it’s not even a quarter of every film released in UK cinemas this decade; when you consider those going direct to DVD or streaming as well, it feels like barely a drop in the ocean. As someone who lives in a suburban location, there’s a heavy bias towards multiplex releases; I try to catch almost everything that plays at my local ten-screen Cineworld, but more limited releases I have to catch up with on disc or internet. As such, there are many, many independent, arthouse, non-English language and/or documentary features I wish I had found time or money to see, but have not yet. There’s a bias towards major, white-male-directed, US- & UK-produced features here that I wish I had been able to better correct.

Caveats aside, of those 1,600, these are the 101 I enjoyed the most.

Commiserations, first, to twenty-five close-runners: the brutal and haunting 12 Years A Slave; the poignant grief of A Ghost Story; Black Swan‘s psychological torture; the surprisingly profound reflection on trauma and obsession Brigsby Bear; the jaw-dropping Catfish; The End of the Tour‘s fascinating conversation between David Foster Wallace and Rolling Stone contributor David Lipsky; the controlled explosion of First Reformed; feel-good comedy-drama The Fundamentals of Caring; Good Time‘s good times gone bad; The National-inspired and -soundtracked short film I Am Easy to FindI, Daniel Blake‘s portrait of the UK’s broken welfare state; If Beale Street Could Talk‘s piercing character study; the jaw-dropping revelations of The Imposter; the charming and beautiful Isle of Dogs; the steadily-encroaching horrors of It Follows; The Kids Are All Right‘s magnificent portrait of marriage; twisty sci-fi Looper; Mid90s‘gritty coming-of-age; the sun-drenched horror of Midsommar; Once Upon a Time In Hollywood‘s tribute to ’60s Hollywood; the warm-hearted Paddington; The Place Beyond the Pines‘ tragic crime story; Shame‘s portrayal of sexual addiction; the brutal boxing drama Southpaw; Thunder Road‘s (and Jim Cummings’) remarkable emotional range; and Top Five‘s sharp celebrity satire.

Now, the list proper..

101. How to Train Your Dragon

(2010, d. Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois)

The first in the magnificent animated fantasy trilogy; Viking teen Hiccup befriends dragon Toothless, thus beginning one of the decade’s strongest screen partnerships. Unlike so many of the decade’s tentpole CG flicks, adventure and drama are prioritised over cheap laughs.

100. Sorry We Missed You

(2019, d. Ken Loach)

Loach returns to the gritty realism of I, Daniel Blake with an even stronger indictment of working conditions in zero-hour-contract Britain. The stringent demands of parcel delivery and emotional labour of social care do their best to break the Turner family.

99. Blue is the Warmest Color (La Vie d’Adèle – Chapitres 1 & 2)

(2013, d. Abdellatif Kechiche)

Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux deliver remarkable turns in this three-hour marathon of lust, passion, and sexual release; the infatuation of first love is catalogued and documented in breathtaking, relentless detail.

98. Her

(2013, d. Spike Jonze)

Director Spike Jonze and leads Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson nail the tone of this sci-fi romance: an introvert falling in love with a virtual assistant is funny, sweet and sad all at once, and Her delivers on the raw vulnerability and warmth the story calls for.

97. Creed

(2015, d. Ryan Coogler)

Everything a modern Rocky spin-off should be; an uplifting, inspirational boxing drama that takes story cues from its predecessors, while developing its characters in more fascinating, specific ways than anything else in the franchise.

96. Western Stars

(2019, d. Thom Zimny & Bruce Springsteen)

Springsteen brings his country-inspired record “Western Stars” to life in a literal barnstormer, performing the album in full with a bar band while reflecting on the light, dark and shades of grey in his life and career to date.

95. The Hate U Give

(2016, d. George Tillman Jr.)

YA fare with a difference; the red-raw rage of this police-shooting drama threatens to spill right off the screen. Attacks racist institutions head-on; lead Amandla Stenberg is magnetic, her protagonist Starr Carter fighting back hard as wrongs are whitewashed.

94. Wild Rose

(2019, d. Tom Harper)

Jessie Buckley’s titular aspiring singer is one of the decade’s most winsome characters, a Glaswegian with a passion for Nashville and a criminal past she’s trying hard to move on from. Her journey – backed with country performances aplenty – is an stirring joy.

93. Any Day Now

(2012, d. Travis Fine)

Overlooked study of institutionalised homophobia; Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt are perfectly cast as two gay men looking to become guardian of an abandoned teen with Down syndrome. Warm-hearted, with a real eye for detail.

92. Patti Cake$

(2017, d. Geremy Jasper)

The crackling energy of the titular aspiring rapper – played by the revelatory Danielle McDonald – her friends, and her mother (an on-form Bridget Everett) propel this familiar tale to new heights; the desire is palpable, and the freestyles are fierce.

91. Inception

(2010, d. Christopher Nolan)

Mind-bending kinetic visuals bring this Russian doll, sci-fi puzzle box to life. Nolan juggles reality, dreams, and dreams-within-dreams in this high-wire act, a challenge to the very notion of what a blockbuster could be.

90. Three Identical Strangers

(2018, d. Tim Wardle)

A stranger-than-fiction documentary that chronicles three adopted 19-year-olds’ discovery that they were born as a set identical triplets. A compelling, surprising meditation on identity, with some distressing narrative turns.

89. Detroit

(2017, d. Kathryn Bigelow)

A sensational ensemble tackle this 50th anniversary dramatisation of the Algiers Motel incident during Detroit’s ’67 12th Street riot. Juggles multiple characters and storylines, placing us at the heart of not just the violence and aggression, but the horrifyingly racist climate of the time and place.

88. The Diary of a Teenage Girl

(2015, d. Marielle Heller)

A darkly amusing film, following 15-year-old Minnie as she begins a sexual relationship with her mother’s boyfriend. It’s a brave expression of an extremely muddy area, never judgmental or censorious, rather letting the viewer make up their own mind on this most taboo setup.

87. Another Earth

(2011, d. Mike Cahill)

Haunting science fiction that finds the humanity and heart in dark apocalyptic fantasy. Brit Marling chills as the young astronomer who fate draws into the path of an accomplished composer on the same day a duplicate, “mirror” Earth is discovered.

86. Django Unchained

(2012, d. Quentin Tarantino)

In some ways the natural climax of Tarantino’s career to this point: the ultimate in revenge fantasy, a phenomenally entertaining revisionist take on race and slavery in the Old West and Antebellum South. The pace and structure may be the film’s biggest win: the scope of a sprawling epic, the focus of the finest character drama, the story parcels out its joys at a gratifying clip while the viewer can’t help but beg for even more.

85. Kick-Ass

(2010, d. Matthew Vaughn)

A frenetic, cacophonous frenzy of bright, blinding violence, pitch-black comedy, and profanity unbound; this tale of school-age superheroes is at turns gleeful, audacious, sleazy and hilarious.

84. Arrival

(2016, d. Denis Villeneuve)

Science-fiction has never been averse to political metaphor, but Arrival‘s portrayal of a linguist attempting to find connection with an extraterrestrial being before tensions lead to catastrophic war, feels particularly relevant. A profound, thoughtful treatise on the power of communication; Amy Adams excels.

83. Brooklyn

(2015, d. John Crowley)

Saiorse Ronan stuns as young Irish immigrant Eilis, looking to find happiness in 1950s New York, but unable to fully break away from the ties that bind her to Enniscorthy. Deftly wrangles with matters of the heart: the fluttering eyelashes of young romance, the weighty loyalties that can keep us from fully embracing change.

82. The Florida Project

(2017, d. Sean Baker)

Candy-cane cinematography juxtaposes with the scraping-by lifestyle of a rebellious single mother and her well-meaning but mischievous daughter. Their motel sits just outside Disneyland, drawing obvious contrasts, but this is no simple them-and-us tale: it’s compassionate, three-dimensional filmmaking, with love for all of its characters.

81. Chef

(2014, d. Jon Favreau)

Street-ready food porn collides with authentic family drama in this winning, light-hearted gem from, and starring, Favreau. His amiable adventure in food truck frippery is uncommonly welcoming, imbued with casual swagger; there’s a clear preference for sense and authenticity over Instagram-friendly perfection.

80. Call Me By Your Name

(2017, d. Luca Guadagnino)

Lustrous-looking, lusty period romance: in 1980s Italy, 17-year-old Elio and 24-year-old Oliver fall hard for each other. Their relationship feels vital and vigorous, their secret passion conspiring with their interests and surroundings to recall the great romances of classic literature.

79. Horrible Bosses

(2011, d. Seth Gordon)

The straight-up comedy is sometimes given short shrift in lists like these, but generating guffaws is a harder task than might be expected. Bosses delivers its share of laughs and then some, as the screwball plot – in which three friends seek to murder each other’s bosses – bounds and careens, dispatching character comedy, verbal repartee and slapstick.

78. Begin Again

(2014, d. John Carney)

An ebullient, winning gem: Keira Knightly’s an absolute joy as singer-songwriter Gretta, who, discovered by an ex-record label exec, embarks on a plan to record an album outdoors in New York City. The songs, by Gregg Alexander, are the key here: authentic, striking, and catchy.

77. Gone Girl

(2014, d. David Fincher)

A twisty, compelling story of a woman disappearing and the spotlight placed on her husband in the aftermath; it’s the perfect material for Fincher to sink his teeth into, and his regular cinematographic and soundscape co-conspirators enhance the unnerving experience.

76. Straight Outta Compton

(2015, d. F. Gary Gray)

Fiery recreation of the rise and fall of gangsta rappers NWA: candid about their flaws; celebratory when it comes to their achievements; reflective on what might’ve, should’ve been. Rough at the edges and weighed down with baggage, in the best possible ways: sidelines in the broader African-American experience in ’80s USA work perfectly.

75. Prisoners

(2013, d. Denis Villeneuve)

An attention-grabbing setup – two girls are abducted in plain sight on a cold Pennsylvania Thanksgiving – gives way to introspective and restrained storytelling, one whose thrills stem more from an escalating dread. Jake Gyllenhaal’s detatched persona is the perfect counterpoint to Hugh Jackman’s bouncing-off-walls desperation, and Roger Deakins’ dark, stark, snowy cinematography is perfectly suited.

74. The Sessions

(2012, d. Ben Lewin)

A remarkably candid study of a man with polio who hires a sex surrogate to lose his virginity; its forthright discussion and navigation of incredibly difficult topics is brought to life by a career-best Helen Hunt and a brave, intelligent John Hawkes.

73. Blindspotting

(2018, d. Carlos López Estrada)

A rugged comedy-drama that skips and trips through genre as it confronts the complexities of African-American life in contemporary Oakland, CA, through the eyes of a young parolee who witnesses a police shooting three days before freedom.

72. The Wolf of Wall Street

(2013, d. Martin Scorsese)

An indulgent, grandiose bacchanal of the highest order; darkly comic exposé of horrible, horrible men and their horrible, horrible schemes. Jordan Belfort’s Wall Street corruption, fraud and debauchery are brought to life by a brilliantly game cast.

71. The Mule

(2018, d. Clint Eastwood)

Clint Eastwood’s spent a good couple of decades examining older men who struggle with the world changing around them, but this is up there with the best of them: Earl Stone, renowned horticulturist, falls into drug-running while seeking a new source of income. Despite the high concept, it plays out with calm and restraint.

70. It Comes at Night

(2017, d. Trey Edward Shults)

A nightmarish journey to the deep, dark depths of paranoia, and an unsettling portrait of the lengths people will go to for the sake of saving their own. Joel Edgerton’s patriarch of a rural family living in a world terrorised by an unnamed threat is fascinating.

69. The Shape of Water

(2017, d. Guillermo del Toro)

The decade’s most unlikely love story – between a mute cleaner and a captured amphibian-human hybrid – unfolds with remarkable warmth and sparkle, a deeply emotional journey told through del Toro’s ever-stunning trademark visual grammar.

68. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

(2017, d. Martin McDonagh)

Frances McDormand’s fiery performance anchors this jet-black comedy-drama about Mildred Hayes’ anger at local police’s failure to identify a culprit in her daughter’s murder. Leans into controversy, a scathing indictment of institutional injustice that still attempts to find humanity in our worst people.

67. The Martian

(2015, d. Ridley Scott)

Matt Damon struggles to survive alone on Mars in this most crowd-pleasing of blockbusters, science-fiction heavy on the science but grounded in that most universal of emotions: the desire for company, for connection. Amusing, thrilling, and never dry.

66. Nebraska

(2013, d. Alexander Payne)

Home to a bountiful array of performances both comedic and dramatic, an old-school father-son road movie joy. Stark, beautiful black-and-white cinematography enhances the down-to-earth vibe, and the compelling, witty screenplay allows room for its characters to breathe.

65. Wrinkles (Arrugas)

(2011, d. Ignacio Ferreras)

Simple, expressive animation suits this Spanish-language study of the residents of a retirement home. Broaching quietly upsetting topics, but retaining a warm and welcoming ambience, it offers profound insight into subjects rarely broached in mainstream features.

64. We Need to Talk About Kevin

(2011, d. Lynne Ramsay)

Tilda Swinton is the fracturing core of this distressing, gripping psycho-drama. The story is inherently strong, but her turn as long-suffering Kevin’s mother turns this take on the threatening-teenager novel into something truly exceptional: agitation turns to desperate sadness.

63. Blue Valentine

(2010, d. Derek Cianfrance)

This juxtaposition of early courtship and the crumbling marriage that would follow is a devastating watch: Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams play the doomed couple to perfection, buoyant then bleak. Partially-improvised dialogue and explicit sex scenes enhance the heart-wrenching authenticity.

62. A Star is Born

(2018, d. Bradley Cooper)

Bradley Cooper’s retelling of the iconic story is revelatory: both he and co-star Lady Gaga electrify the screen, the chemistry between his aging rock star and her young up-and-comer palpable. Oscar-winning “Shallow” is the showstopper, but there’s no shortage of moments of movie magic; the inevitable denouement is devastating.

61. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

(2011, d. David Fincher)

Sinister and brutal, David Fincher’s perfectly-cast take on the Swedish novel is a pulpy treat. The intriguing story that develops between journalist Mikael Blomkvist and young hacker Lisbeth Salander is enthralling, despite the chilly darkness.

60. Four Lions

(2010, d. Chris Morris)

A razor-sharp satire of Sheffield terrorist jihadis; as ever, Chris Morris is quietly incendiary, finding comedy in the most unlikely places and never going for easy laughs. The ensemble cast are expert at wringing humour from mundanity.

59. Short Term 12

(2013, d. Destin Daniel Cretton)

Tender and sensitive drama that tackles the world of the caring professions directly and authentically: Brie Larson is breathtaking as the supervisor of a group home for at-risk teenagers, while the storytelling is life-affirmingly empathetic.

58. Under the Skin

(2014, d. Jonathan Glazer)

An all-consuming waking nightmare, like the bastard child of David Lynch, 3rd Rock from the Sun, and rural Scotch drama Shell. Scarlett Johansson is entrancing as an alien wandering Scotland, luring men into her van, but Mica Levi’s score is the first among equals here, a bubbling, eerie and haunting soundscape of disorientation and disconnection.

57. The Gift

(2015, d. Joel Edgerton)

A cat-and-mouse thriller that keeps tension heightened right up through the final frame: Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall are haunted by a ghost from high-school past, threateningly portrayed by Edgerton, who’s also on nervy directorial duties.

56. Get Out

(2017, d. Jordan Peele)

To see Get Out unfold for the first time is to witness a gobsmacking thrill ride, a high-stakes social satire that gradually morphs into something liable to scare you stiff, freeze you to your seat. Daniel Kaluuya’s Chris Washington, a black man meeting the parents of his white girlfriend for the first time, is a star-making role.

55. Lady Bird

(2017, d. Greta Gerwig)

Saiorse Ronan’s Lady Bird may the decade’s definitive pop culture adolescent: witty and erudite, but alienated and difficult. This tale of her travails at home and school in early-2000s California is wistful, poignant and authentic: every line feels real and every scene hits hard.

54. BlacKkKlansman

(2018, d. Spike Lee)

Spike Lee’s acute commentary on 21st century America, told through the kinda-true-life story of Colorado Springs’ first African-American police detective and his attempts to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan. Shifts neatly between tension you could cut with a knife and provocative political humour.

53. Hell or High Water

(2016, d. David Mackenzie)

This neo-western, following two bank robbers and the rangers who pursue them, finds its greatest joys in the ambience: all Texas heat and smaller-than-small town elegy. Giles Nuttgens’ cinematography is masterful.

52. Spotlight

(2015, d. Tom McCarthy)

Surprisingly taut retelling of the Boston Globe’s investigation into systemic child sex abuse by Catholic priests. Old-school filmmaking: well-told, sensitively-performed tribute to process, both in journalism and in filmmaking; subtle yet ultimately hard-hitting.

51. The Artist

(2011, d. Michel Hazanavicius)

Elegant, precise, and formally flawless, this black-and-white Academy-ratio silent film is a magical love letter to the cinema of days gone by. But the real win here is just how funny it is: it’s rare that a 21st Century Best Picture winner delivers this many laughs.

50. Inside Llewyn Davis

(2013, d. Ethan & Joel Coen)

A week in the life of Oscar Isaac’s Llewyn Davis, a struggling folk singer in 1961 Greenwich Village. Perhaps the Coen brothers’ most melancholy meditation yet: originally intended to be shot in black-and-white, it wallows in the greys.

49. Dallas Buyers’ Club

(2013, d. Jean-Marc Vallée)

Matthew McConaughey stars as an AIDS patient diagnosed in an era in which the disease was heavily stigmatised, and the medical-industrial complex worked hard to make medication as inaccessible as possible. Strikes an impressive tone; a beautiful, melancholy balance between sentiment and good humour.

48. Silver Linings Playbook

(2012, d. David O. Russell)

A murderer’s row of great on-screen talents escalate this study of mental health and the impact it can have on interpersonal relationships: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert de Niro and Jacki Weaver were all Oscar-nominated for their work here, and they make for a magnificent ensemble, often funny without compromising the dramatic stakes.

47. 127 Hours

(2010, d. Danny Boyle)

Almost certainly James Franco’s strongest work: he really becomes Aron Ralston, the mountain climber who became trapped in a rural Utah canyon for five days. A harrowing and brutal spectacle, unafraid to press the severity and desperation of the situation, demanding the viewer share in his nightmare.

46. Greta

(2019, d. Neil Jordan)

Isabelle Huppert is gloriously menacing in this theatrical thrill-ride about a young woman stalked by an older widow who has become obsessed with her. The growing tension between Huppert’s Greta, and her prey,  Chloe Grace Moretz’s Frances, is fantastically compelling.

45. Eighth Grade

(2018, d. Bo Burnham)

The final weeks of Kayla Day’s middle school life are the basis for this sincere and generous coming-of-age tale; Day’s social anxiety and social-media fixation see temporary respite in friendship with her designated high-school shadow. Uncommonly candid and open.

44. Brad’s Status

(2017, d. Mike White)

Writer-director Mike White’s portrayal of baby-boomer ennui is one of the decade’s most overlooked films. Ben Stiller is Brad Sloan, taking his son – Austin Abrams – to visit colleges while going through a mid-life crisis, of sorts. Expectations of the future and ghosts of the past collide; introspective and self-pitying, a big-screen National anthem.

43. Headhunters (Hodejegerne)

(2011, d. Morten Tyldum)

Director Tyldum expertly blends dark Nordic noir with sparky black comedy in this enthralling Jo Nesbø adaptation; a twisty cat-and-mouse tale of art theft gone awry. The Coens on crack.

42. Unsane

(2018, d. Steven Soderbergh)

Soderbergh has had a remarkable decade, but Unsane‘s iPhone-shot practicum in pressure is its highlight, a thrilling portrayal of Sawyer Valentini’s (Claire Foy) escalating battle to discover the truth about her stalker, while involuntarily committed.

41. That’s What I Am

(2011, d. Michael Pavone)

A gentle, heart-rending study of schoolchildren in ’60s California that dares to quietly battle with complex issues; authentic set-design and warm character comedy warm the tenor. Relegated to a single weekend in ten US cinemas and ignored by critics, this is a welcome addition to the coming-of-age canon, a heart-on-sleeve gem.

40. Paddington 2

(2017, d. Paul King)

2015’s Paddington was a lovable, amiable joy of a film, but its sequel is even better: stakes are higher, thrills are greater, and the emotional weight is far heftier. Picture-book visuals and winningly theatrical performances (especially from Hugh Grant) perfectly suit this tale of Paddington’s present-buying gone awry.

39. The Big Sick

(2017, d. Michael Showalter)

Based on screenwriters Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon’s real-life romance, this culture-clash comedy-drama uses Emily’s unforeseen illness as a jumping-off point for exploring the interpersonal relationships of stand-up comedian Kumail and Emily’s complicated, hard-edged parents. It’s extremely funny and profoundly affecting; Ray Romano shines as Terry, Emily’s father.

38. The Perks of Being a Wallflower

(2012, d. Stephen Chbosky)

Chbosky’s adaptation of his own novel, a chronicle of Charlie Kelmeckis’ travails in freshman year, as anxieties, depression, and past sadness prove speedbumps on the way to lasting friendships. Sincere and genuine, its stellar cast – led by Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller and Emma Watson – ably deliver a screenplay that wears its heart on its sleeve.

37. Loving

(2016, d. Jeff Nichols)

Mildred and Richard Loving were the plaintiffs in the groundbreaking lawsuit against state laws that forbade interracial marriage; Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton do their bravery justice in this understated, dialogue-light recreation that finds valour in tragedy.

36. The Big Short

(2015, d. Adam McKay)

The 2007 financial crisis, and the housing bubble that preceded it, are brought to unexpectedly bubbly life in this convention-busting, fourth-wall-breaking explainer-entertainer.

35. Adult Life Skills

(2016, d. Rachel Tunnard)

An overlooked entry in the quirky coming-of-age annals, Jodie Whittaker is endearingly eccentric as twenty-something Anna, living in the garden shed of her parents’ and struggling to balance the realities of adulthood with her freespiritedness.

34. Pain & Glory (Dolor y gloria)

(2019, d. Pedro Almodóvar)

A riveting study of a man (Antonio Banderas’ Salvador Mallo) in decline, still working through the emotional labour of past experiences. Memories of childhood, reappearance of past loves, and present-day ill-health collide. Salvador, a director, and a clear conduit for director Almodóvar, wrestles with a creative well run dry and a life full of unexpected speedbumps.

33. Toy Story 4

(2019, d. Josh Cooley)

Having found renewed life with franchise torch-recipient Bonnie, Buzz, Woody and co are joined by homemade toy spork Forky, and head out on a road trip with Bonnie’s family. It doesn’t quite hit those rattling emotional highs of the third installment, but 4 more than justifies its existence with fine spirits, exciting adventure beats, and a beautiful, stirring climax that really feels like a capper for this franchise.

32. The Way, Way Back

(2013, d. Jim Rash & Nat Faxon)

Charming indie coming-of-age flick that deftly alternates comic setpieces with penetrating emotional insight; protagonist Duncan’s battles with his stepfather and connection with his boss at the water park feel remarkably raw. Faxon and Rash’s screenplay captures the misfit adolescent spirit, prioritising mood over plot.

31. Like Crazy

(2011, d. Drake Doremus)

A fragmented collage of lyrical romance. Director Drake Doremus and cinematographer John Guleserian bestow upon the film a bittersweet, instantly-nostalgic look, that really suits the intoxicating material. Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin are a magnetic pairing.

30. Cemetery Junction

(2010, d. Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant)

Gervais and Merchant triangulate ’70s working-class Britain, unfiltered coming-of-age nostalgia, and the dead-end towns of Bruce Springsteen’s greatest work to deliver the underappreciated jewel in their post-Office crown.

29. Jeff, Who Lives at Home

(2011, d. Mark & Jay Duplass)

The Tree of Life for the mumblecore set: an offbeat portrait of a naive young stoner who seeks greater meaning in the grab-bag pot pourri of life. Jason Segel’s Jeff, whose journey here begins when he sets out to buy some wood glue for his mother, is eminently plausible; the way his story unfolds is rather more unexpected.

28. The Hateful Eight

(2015, d. Quentin Tarantino)

Three hours in the company of eight strangers seeking solace from snow post-American Civil War; racial, sexual and social tensions boil over, as a trademark Tarantino ensemble allow chaos to unfold over a stunning Panavision backdrop and a haunting Morricone score.

27. mother!

(2017, d. Darren Aronofsky)

Uninvited guests at a couple’s woodland home are the catalyst for a rollercoaster of  mixed metaphor: as Aronofsky’s screenplay threatens to run right off the rails, we consider the multitude of mythical mothers; Mother Earth, Adam and Eve, Mary and Joseph. Gaslighting, communion, the failures of organised religion, original sin, vanity and self-obsession, what it means to give life: all wrapped up in a two-hour major studio thriller.

26. Anomalisa

(2015, d. Charlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson)

Charlie Kaufman’s experimental, experiential approach to cinema collides with middle-aged malaise; a stop-motion-animated, Kickstarter-funded study of loneliness and the way sparks of connection can knock down, and rebuild, our entire world.

25. Untouchable (Intouchables)

(2011, d. Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano)

Omar Sy and Francois Cluzet make for one of the warmest screen partnerships in recent memory. Their exploits in this real-life-inspired take on a classic Odd Couple setup are at turns funny and moving. While the direction and cinematography are certainly solid, this is the kind of film that lives or dies on the cast’s ability to connect with the material: thankfully, they stun.

24. Nightcrawler

(2014, d. Dan Gilroy)

A captivating, can’t-look-away thrill ride. Jake Gyllenhaal’s career-best performance here is skin-crawlingly dark and unsettling; his amoral freelance videographer is nimble in the most disquieting way. Part dark media satire, part nighttime road movie, part offbeat character study.

23. Room

(2015, d. Lenny Abrahamson)

Emotionally tumultuous portrayal of an abducted woman, living in an enclosed space with only her son – born in captivity, the product of rape – for company. A claustrophobic opening gives way to a wrenching catharsis, as the two seek freedom, but face unforeseen challenges on the outside.

22. Moonrise Kingdom

(2012, d. Wes Anderson)

Wes Anderson’s filmography isn’t short on beautiful-looking features, but Moonrise might be the most stunning of them all, every frame worthy of framing. Following a young Scout who runs away with his pen-pal love interest, it’s a coming-of-age tale perfectly suited to Anderson’s sensibilities: fanciful and eccentric, with a heart of gold.

21. The Social Network

(2010, d. David Fincher)

Fincher’s striking direction and Aaron Sorkin’s razor-sharp verbiage are in true waltz time here, as Jesse Eisenberg’s enthralling portrayal of Facebook magnate Mark Zuckerberg leaves the individual viewer to mull over the rights and wrongs of his path to success. A wry and witty portrait of the decade’s most fascinating technology figure.

20. Rust & Bone (De rouille et d’os)

(2012, d. Jacques Audiard)

Audiard blends fervent romance with wrenching tragedy in this tale of love between a whale trainer and an unemployed father. Emotionally intense yet never succumbing to the saccharine, Cotillard and Schoenaerts’ performances in this devastating work are blisteringly good.

19. Baby Driver

(2017, d. Edgar Wright)

Classic rock and glam sets the cadence for this propulsive, driving, criminal thrill ride. Ansel Elgort’s titular Baby is the tinnitus-plagued getaway driver, forced into working with bad people while dreaming of a better life with his diner-working love; Edgar Wright directs the kinetic, frenetic beast with metronomic precision.

18. Manchester by the Sea

(2016, d. Kenneth Lonergan)

Lee Chandler’s older brother has died, naming Lee as sole guardian of his son, Patrick. An incredibly reluctant father figure confronting demons past and present, Lee’s battery of mixed emotions churn away underneath a steely surface. Casey Affleck proffers a pained, restrained performance that sits among the decade’s best; while Lucas Hedges and Michelle Williams each deliver blistering performances in support.

17. Another Year

(2010, d. Mike Leigh)

A melancholy, tragicomic gem; Mike Leigh weaves another compelling, character-driven kitchen-sink drama, through four seasonal vignettes and delivered by a murderer’s row of great English performers. Lesley Manville’s desperate Mary particularly captivates.

16. Moonlight

(2016, d. Barry Jenkins)

Three acts in Chiron Harris’ life: a troubled childhood, a teenage sexual awakening, a twenty-something struggling to define who they are. A full-bodied character study that reckons directly with little wins and major losses, seeking to understand black male identity in contemporary America, thoughtfully shot and (later on) languidly paced.

15. Take Shelter

(2011, d. Jeff Nichols)

The apocalyptic visions of Curtis LaForche (Michael Shannon) leave him questioning which danger is the greater: that of the impending storm he hallucinates, or the threat of LaForche himself. The escalating dread is so palpable, so all-consuming, you begin to think you can’t bear it a second longer. Threatening imagery and sound complement the screenplay perfectly.

14. The Babadook

(2014, d. Jennifer Kent)

As struggling widowed mother Amelia battles with her son’s fear of a monster in the house, director Jennifer Kent bravely draws parallels between mental illness, past trauma, and supernatural horror. Ratcheting up the tension early on before grabbing hold of your psyche and not letting go, it’s a film that paralyses the viewer with fear in the most unexpected ways.

13. A Simple Favour

(2018, d. Paul Feig)

A thoroughly game, crackerjack cast – led by a winning Anna Kendrick and a campily enthralling Blake Lively – drive this captivating patchwork of genres, a dark comedy about class struggles and Joneses that segues into a more sinister missing-person mystery. Twists abound; it’s a jaw-agape jaunt that leaves you breathless and begging for more.

12. Boyhood

(2014, d. Richard Linklater)

A three-hour treatise on what it means to grow up – but for that sprawling scope, Linklater realises that what matters is the small stuff. The mise-en-scene that breathes life into the film, the pop culture ephemera that permeated our own childhoods, the outside-world constants that give our characters something to latch onto in a volatile home. It’s about how our formative years are formed, the way in which we become the sum total of our caregivers, friends, surroundings and opportunities.

11. Exporting Raymond

(2010, d. Phil Rosenthal)

Phil Rosenthal’s attempts to get his hit sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond adapted for a Russian audience make for fish-out-of-water gold, as culture clashes and attitudinal differences rear their heads in the most surprising ways. Rosenthal has a knack for making compelling viewing out of the most unusual situations.

10. Inside Out

(2015, d. Pete Docter)

In the mind of 11-year-old Riley reside five emotions, Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust and Anger, each seeking to lead her through life, balancing her reactions and categorising memories. It’s a clever concept that suits Pixar’s sensibilities, as the profound screenplay navigates the ups and downs of growing older with characteristic deftness of touch. The candy-coloured visuals are enchanting, and the emotional beats – Bing Bong! – are remarkably traumatic.

9. La La Land

(2016, d. Damien Chazelle)

Taking all the right cues from the great Hollywood musicals of old before shapeshifting into a more world-weary revision of same: artifice and authenticity collide. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling are the archetypal screen partnership in this love letter to the city of stars, their chemistry palpable in those initial meet-cutes and chance encounters, progressing through infatuation, love, and the gut-wrenching of growing apart: the fools who dreamt, trying to restart that fire.

8. The Tree of Life

(2011, d. Terrence Malick)

Inflected with the sepia-tinted memories of Terence Malick’s rural Southern upbringing, a film that seeks to visually demonstrate how one person’s life fits into the context of the world-at-large. It takes time to acknowledge the personal importance of the most arcane memories, before demonstrating the ultimate insignificance of our time on this Earth. A majestic construct, pulled off with aplomb.

7. The Muppets

(2011, d. James Bobin)

A shot of pure joy, a life-affirming tonic, and easily my most-watched film of the decade. Jason Segel, Amy Adams, and Muppet superfan Walter lead a spirited attempt to get the old gang back together again, packing both honest nostalgic punch (“Pictures in My Head”) and classic Muppet-y joy unbound (“Life’s a Happy Song”). It’s rare for a franchise revival to deliver such generosity of spirit.

6. Drive

(2011, d. Nicolas Winding Refn)

Every frame of Nicolas Refn’s neon-drenched, synth-saturated masterpiece glistens. Ryan Gosling’s performance here is a marvel; he fully inhabits the role of the titular (getaway) Driver, the ultimate in post-modern detachment, forever towing the line between quiet contemplation and devastating ultra-violence, struggling to find room for personal connection is his most anonymous life.

5. Before Midnight

(2013, d. Richard Linklater)

Nine years from Before Sunset, we meet up with Jesse and Celine once again. Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke’s mastery of naturalistic dialogue is at an all-time high, as our protagonists wrangle with the challenges of long-term commitment. The marvellously-shot Peloponnese peninsula is the perfect backdrop for the most conflicted of the trilogy.

4. Blinded by the Light

(2019, d. Gurinder Chadha)

Javed Khan, of Pakistani origin, is a teenager in 1987 Luton, an English city bearing the brunt of Thatcherite policy. An aspiring writer, he wrestles with questions over his identity and his family’s conservative values, eventually finding solace in the music of Bruce Springsteen one stormy night, changing his life for good. An utterly joyous film with a tremendous, heart-on-sleeve spirit – one scene involves singing “Badlands” at a gang of racist bullies – that plays as part wish-fulfillment jukebox musical, part grounded, gritty, coming-of-age character study.

3. Toy Story 3

(2010, d. Lee Unkrich)

Pixar’s most affecting work to date, a second sequel timed perfectly to devastate those who grew up with entries one and two. The toys of a now-college-bound Andy are accidentally donated to a daycare center; as they fight their way back, the laughs sit neatly alongside astonishingly hard-hitting emotional beats. The head-on confrontation of death is stunning, but it’s the adolescent torch-passing that gets me on repeat viewings.

2. Whiplash

(2014, d. Damien Chazelle)

My first viewing of this still rates as the most visceral moviegoing experience of my life, a masterclass in escalating intensity. The spark between Miles Teller’s drum student and JK Simmons’ terrifying instructor is fuel for an explosive electricity. As their relationship worsens, every word of dialogue unsettles and every hit of the drum feels like a gunshot. A 90-minute high-wire act, ever on the precipice of ignition – jazz drumming never felt so dangerous.

1. Take This Waltz

(2011, d. Sarah Polley)

Michelle Williams’ Margot is torn between her husband of five years (Seth Rogen), and the rickshaw driver who has moved in opposite (Luke Kirby). From that simple premise, director and writer Sarah Polley dives in deep. Lives unfold and unravel before our eyes; we are left to ache and ponder over each choice these characters make, and the sundry ramifications. The screenplay wrestles with big questions: Beauty is transient; does love have to be too? How does ageing affect us and how we perceive others? Which decisions play the greatest role in shaping our lives? What matters most in life? Williams is one of the great talents of her generation; she’s never shone brighter than here. Rogen demonstrates formidable dramatic chops, while the cinematography of Polley’s frequent collaborator Luc Montpellier brings Toronto to vibrant, vivid life.

My Top 101 Songs of the Decade

I listened to a lot of music this decade – scrobbling close to 180,000 plays of nearly 10,000 unique songs, if last.fm is to believed – but ultimately, I still didn’t venture as far from my comfort zone as I might’ve hoped. Heartland rock and indie pop dominated my habits, much as with the decade prior.

Perhaps that’s because, personally, it was a fairly stable decade, despite the tumult in the wider world. The 2010s mark my first full ten years with my now-wife, and nine years at my first job, which despite a number of shifts, mergers and acquisitions, I am still at now. It’s no surprise, then, to learn that this list is dominated by a handful of favourite artists, familiar faces who I return to time and again.

In a bid to broaden the field, I’ve restricted artists to five entries apiece. Ultimately, that didn’t affect matters too much, but it did mean my two favourites had an entry or two snipped: humble apologies to The National and The Gaslight Anthem.

Commiserations also to twenty-five close-runners: The 88‘s “At Least It Was Here”, The 1975‘s “Love It If We Made It”, Barenaked Ladies‘ “I Saw It”, Childish Gambino‘s “Kids (Keep Up)”, Danny and the Champions of the World‘s “Soul in the City”, Darker My Love‘s “Snow is Falling”, Dave Hause‘s “Paradise”, David Guetta & Sia‘s “Titanium”, Eminem & Rihanna‘s “Love the Way You Lie”, The Fratellis‘ “Slow”, Jimmy Eat World‘s “555”, Kanye West‘s “Devil in a New Dress”, Kip Moore‘s “Girl of the Summer”, Ludovico Einaudi‘s “Experience”, Magic Kids‘ “Candy”, Meat Loaf‘s “Going All the Way is Just the Start”, The Menzingers‘ “The Obituaries”, Morrissey‘s “Staircase at the University”, Ryan Adams‘ “I Just Might” and “Feels Like Fire”, The Shires‘ “State Lines”, Tim Minchin‘s “Thank You God”, Troye Sivan‘s “Strawberries & Cigarettes”, The War on Drugs‘ “Up All Night” and Will Echo‘s “Fly Away”.

As an addendum, I haven’t compiled a full blog post on my favourite albums of the decade, but I did put together a stripped-down, simple list: my top 101 albums of the 2010s is over at RateYourMusic.

Now, the list proper..

101. Patrick Wolf – House

(2011, from Lupercalia) – listen & watch on YouTube
“I love that here you live with me, gives me the greatest peace I’ve ever known”

Baroque electro-pop tribute to the simple beauty of the familiar; Wolf’s domestic imagery is a roaring fire, a home comfort.

100. The Magic Numbers – A Start With No Ending

(2010, from The Runaway) – listen on YouTube
“I’m just a boy pretending, and you’re just a girl pretending”

The band’s usual twee folk-pop shifts into power-pop territory here, but those gorgeous vocal harmonies are present and correct, as ever.

99. Jon Fratelli – The Band Played Just For Me

(2011, from Psycho Jukebox) – listen on YouTube
“In her room, I was petrified and tried my best to hide how she could use me”

Jon Fratelli’s first solo record ventures a little more bar-band than his full band ever dared; this tune’s rapid, swooning shift of tempo is instantly magnetic.

98. Beyoncé ft. Jay-Z – Drunk in Love

(2013, from Beyoncé) – listen & watch on YouTube
“We woke up in the kitchen saying, ‘How the hell did this shit happen?’ “

This seductive semi-sequel to the iconic “Crazy in Love” layers skittering trap beats, haunting moans, and Beyoncé’s magnificent yearning vocal.

97. Emmy the Great & Tim Wheeler – Home for the Holidays

(2011, from This is Christmas) – listen & watch on YouTube
“I pass the corner and the cinema we used to go to, it feels like nothing’s changed”

With commiserations to Kelly Clarkson, this is thr decade’s finest tribute to the Phil Spector Christmas record: nostalgic, reflective, and exploding with sound.

96. The Highwomen – Crowded Table

(2019, from The Highwomen) – listen on YouTube
“Let us take on the world while we’re young and able, and bring us back together when the day is done”

Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby and Lori McKenna team up on writing duties on this highlight from the remarkable country supergroup’s debut; its plea for strength in community is heartening.

95. They Might Be Giants – The Communists Have the Music

(2018, from My Murdered Remains) – listen & watch on YouTube
“The fascists have the outfits, but I don’t care for the outfits”

The Giants’ humorous take on the battle for substance over style, in which our narrator pledges allegiance to ideology for aesthetic reasons, is an instantly-memorable gem.

94. Steven Page – Clifton Springs

(2010, from Page One) – listen on YouTube
“I’m going back to the place where they laughed in my face”

Following his departure from Barenaked Ladies, Page’s first solo record tries its best to look forward, but this atypical breakup waltz might be its most beautiful-sounding.

93. Sky Ferreira – Heavy Metal Heart

(2013, from Night Time, My Time) – listen on YouTube
“When my body starts to work like a machine, I can feel the pulse of my heavy metal heart”

Edgy, brittle synth-grunge that gives way to a driving lyric with a big heart. Ferreira’s vocals are poppy, with a stuttering kick.

92. Nate Ruess – Great Big Storm

(2015, from Grand Romantic) – listen & watch on YouTube
“Though we’re cutting it close, we won’t let go”

Ruess’s post-fun. solo record sands the stylistic edges from that earlier project, zeroing in more heavily on 70s and 80s rock. This is big-hearted, big-arena pop.

91. Ryan Hamilton & the Harlequin Ghosts – Far Cry

(2019, from This is the Sound) – listen & watch on YouTube
“You’re a far cry, but for cryin’ out loud, just breathe”

It’s no surprise to learn that E Street Band vet Steve Van Zandt has taken these guys under his wing: this is pulsating rock with a beating heart, hints of Petty and Springsteen swirling and crashing.

90. The National – Not in Kansas

(2019, from I am Easy to Find) – listen on YouTube [live version]
“I’m bingeing hard on Annette Bening, and listening to R.E.M. again”

Stream-of-consciousness meditation; fragments smash into fragments as Berninger reflects and projects, meandering through the memories, experiences and popular culture that made him.

89. Sia – Chandelier

(2014, from 1000 Forms of Fear) – listen & watch on YouTube
“Keep my glass full until morning light, ’cause I’m just holding on for tonight”

Dancing on the edge of the party life; alcohol is the solution, until it’s the cause. Sia’s vocals are propulsive, pleading.

88. Alex Lahey – Awkward Exchange

(2017, from I Love You Like A Brother) – listen on YouTube
“I need you to go but I want you to stay”

Lahey reflects on the battle between her heart and her head in a realationship of questionable merit, as urgent power-pop crests and falls.

87. Band of Horses – Factory

(2010, from Infinite Arms) – listen on YouTube
“It’s temporary, this place I’m in, I permanently won’t do this again”

Our down-and-out narrator ruminates on the mundane – there’s a verse about cinema candy! – as the dramatic, string-drenched backing soars.

86. Barenaked Ladies – Ordinary

(2010, from All in Good Time) – listen on YouTube
“How a melody can make up your mind, take a memory, and leave it behind”

A plaintive, folky meditation on loss, that builds to an irresistably simple chorus. Some gorgeous vocal melodies here.

85. Darlene Love – Forbidden Nights

(2015, from Introducing Darlene Love) – listen & watch on YouTube
“Why did you kiss me with all of your mind?”

Written by Elvis Costello and produced by Steven Van Zandt, Darlene Love’s magnificent vocal traverses a soundscape straight out of 1960s Brill Building.

84. The Drew Thomson Foundation – Pace Yourself

(2018, from Stay EP/The Drew Thomson Foundation) – listen & watch on YouTube
“Diet Coke and lime, don’t know how I became that guy, but it could be a whole lot worse”

Thomson’s first solo record feels very much like the start of a new era; here, the newly-sober ex-Single Mothers frontman focuses on sobriety and the benefits it has wrought, in a surprisingly catchy singalong rocker.

83. The Gaslight Anthem – Mae

(2012, from Handwritten) – listen on YouTube
“We work our fingers down to dust while we wait for kingdom come, with the radio on”

Brian Fallon’s take on “Thunder Road”: our narrator has one last chance to make it real. Beautiful imagery collides with an uncharacteristically slow-build sound for Gaslight, and it’s majestic.

82. Lorde – Green Light

(2017, from Melodrama) – listen & watch on YouTube
“All those rumors, they have big teeth”

Explosive dance-pop with a magnificent rush of a chorus; Lorde passionately sings of a breakup and her attempts to move forward, as Jack Antonoff’s production builds to catharsis upon catharsis.

81. Mark Morriss – Consuela

(2014, from A Flash of Darkness) – listen on YouTube
“I wish you’d just stop trying, or slip something in my drink”

The ex-Bluetones frontman delivers a straight, sharp shot of power-pop, with Latin rhythms lurking at the edges.

80. Los Campesinos! – Straight in at 101

(2010, from Romance is Boring) – listen on YouTube
“I think we need more post-coital and less post-rock”

A love of football and demanding dietary restrictions damage our narrator’s sexual relationships, in this comic pop joy from the masters of indie wit.

79. Jon Fratelli – Oh Shangri-La

(2011, from Psycho Jukebox) – listen on YouTube
“This jukebox won’t play no Sinatra, it just curses all night long”

The solo Fratelli swings hard for the retro here, drawing on ’50s doo-wop, ’70s rock and ’90s Britpop to triangulate an incisive, catchy gem.

78. Kanye West – Runaway

(2010, from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy) – listen on YouTube
“I’m so gifted at findin’ what I don’t like the most”

It may not be my personal favourite Kanye song (that’s further down the page), but it is unquestionably the most Kanye song, nine minutes of raw self-examination with more production flourishes than most artists toy with in a lifetime. Deal, or run away.

77. Against Me! – White Crosses

(2010, from White Crosses) – listen on YouTube
“I don’t know what’s going to cure my unsettled stomach”

Hook after hook; the catchiest punk rock of the decade unfolds as Laura Jane Grace explodes with passion and frustration.

76. Better Oblivion Community Center – Chesapeake

(2019, from Better Oblivion Community Center) – listen on YouTube
“I was all covered in sound, ear plugs so it wasn’t loud”

Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst calmly juxtapose the corruption of the music industry with the innocent, pure joy of childhood concertgoing. Quietly heartbreaking.

75. Brandi Carlile – Sugartooth

(2018, from By the Way, I Forgive You) – listen on YouTube
“He was a liar, but not a fraud, living proof that there was no God”

Carlile’s warm and generous character study of a man unable to kick a drug habit is a heart-wrenching affair.

74. Butch Walker – Wilder in the Heart

(2016, from Stay Gold) – listen & watch on YouTube
“When our minds were young and we were wilder in the heart”

Walker’s Stay Gold record draws heavily on heartland rock, and that’s true most of all here, a Springsteenian reflection on the passing of passionate young love.

73. Pet Shop Boys – Memory of the Future

(2012, from Elysium) – listen on YouTube
“It’s taken me all of my life to find you”

Moody electropop meditation on fate, happenstance, and the role of free will in our lives; it’s weighty stuff, compacted into a four-minute pop song.

72. R.E.M. – It Happened Today

(2011, from Collapse Into Now) – listen & watch on YouTube
“I have earned my voice”

R.E.M.’s final record did, in hindsight, give us all the clues that the band was done, including this jangly, sunny tune that shifts from Stipe having “earned his voice” to an extended, cathartic, wordless outro.

71. Keane – Sovereign Light Café

(2012, from Strangeland) – listen & watch on YouTube
“You can run away, boy, but you won’t go far”

The underrated post-Britpop band offer their spin on “Girls in their Summer Clothes”, as Tom Chaplin finds solace in local attractions imbued with memories.

70. Bleachers – Rollercoaster

(2014, from Strange Desire) – listen & watch on YouTube
“It’s a hundred miles an hour on a dirt road running away”

This peppy synth-pop track lives up to its name, as Jack Antonoff’s cheery, giddy-in-love narrative careens through choruses at breakneck speed.

69. Brian Fallon – Watson

(2018, from Sleepwalkers) – listen on YouTube
“Watching detectives chase the one that got away”

Fallon references the Magnetic Fields, Elvis Costello and, yes, Sherlock Holmes in this emotional tribute to a lover he can’t live without. His vivid portrait of the elderly man seeking his old flame through London’s underground is top-tier songwriting.

68. The Echo-Friendly – Same Mistakes

(2012, from Love Panic) – listen & watch on YouTube
“My friends are all adults, I’m still a teenage girl”

This doleful portrayal of arrested development is simultaneously self-aware and sincere; music for anyone who’s ever felt stuck in a rut.

67. The Fratellis – Laughing Gas

(2018, from In Your Own Sweet Time) – listen on YouTube
“You and I know this joke soon will pass”

Rattles by at such a pace you fear the record may spin right off the turntable, a bouncing tribute to the lighter things in life with a chorus that burrows its way into your brain for days on end.

66. Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers – The Airplane Song

(2018, from Bought to Rot) – listen on YouTube
“All trips come to an end, some of them never begin”

The standout from Grace’s first solo record depicts a solo airplane rider, apparently post-breakup, still “torn between two lovers”. It ably leaps between trains of thought, as frantic guitar and drums drive to a frenetic climax.

65. The Magnetic Fields – You Must be Out of Your Mind

(2010, from Realism) – listen on YouTube
“I no longer drink enough to think you’re witty”

Low on electric guitar and synth-free, Realism is the Magnetic Fields’ most traditional-sounding album; this gorgeous, folky melody juxtaposes with the violent imagery lurking in the confrontational lyrics.

64. The National – Sorrow

(2010, from High Violet) – listen on YouTube
“I live in a city sorrow built, it’s in my honey, it’s in my milk”

Nails how all-encompassing depression can be; it pervades every fragment of every day. Berninger’s baritone is the perfect delivery method.

63. Hawksley Workman – Battlefords

(2018, from Median Age Wasteland) – listen & watch on YouTube
“They say that wealth is revealed in the teeth, that’s why we’re all wearing braces”

A wry and warm-spirited tribute to small-town Canadian childhood, Workman nails the specificity that makes this subgenre really click (“rocky road, and tiger tail, and bubblegum”).

62. Haim – Don’t Save Me

(2012, from Days Are Gone) – listen & watch on YouTube
“Take me back to the song how it used to go”

’80s influences loom large on this tremendous reflection on a relationship that has changed and shifted beyond repair.

61. The Gaslight Anthem – Orphans

(2010, from American Slang) – listen on YouTube
“We were orphans before we were ever the sons of regret”

Lost youth is a favourite topic of mine, and “Orphans” absolutely nails it, a careering freight train of reflections on what’s been lost to time: the “clothes I wore”, the “diamond Sinatras” we once were.

60. fun – Sight of the Sun

(2013, from Girls OST Vol. 1) – listen on YouTube
“For once there is nothing up my sleeve, just some scars from a life that used to trouble me”

A string-heavy indie-pop portrait of the moment at which a relationship becomes real, a genuine shot at “the one”.

59. Emmy the Great – Social Halo

(2016, from Second Love) – listen on YouTube
“I see you, sometimes when I’m in Soho”

Second Love sees Emmy experiment with broader soundscapes, and electronic haze of “Social Halo” is the perfect accompaniment to a narrator who’s having difficulty grasping the motivations of those she loves.

58. El Vy – Silent Ivy Hotel

(2015, from Return to the Moon) – listen & watch on YouTube
“Pool-water martinis and a towel under the door”

It may be from the National frontman’s side-project, but this still bears the distinctive fingerprints of Matt Berninger: specific imagery, ambiguous emotional headspace.

57. Deacon Blue – That’s What We Can Do

(2012, from The Hipsters) – listen on YouTube
“We trust, we change, we move from one place to another, ‘cos that’s what we can do”

Driving power-pop from the Scottish rockers; it’s all jangle and sunshine and buoyant pep.

56. Dr. Dre – Talking to My Diary

(2015, from Compton) – not available on YouTube
“I’m just staring at the sky, you probably thinkin’ I’m high”

Heavily associated with the contemporaneous Straight Outta Compton biopic, Dre reflects on his life and successes, paying tribute to those who helped along the way. A surprisingly emotional capper.

55. Bishi – Ship of Fools

(2012, from Albion Voice) – listen & watch on YouTube
“So why don’t you come with me, to the sea in the ship of fools?”

Multidisciplinary talent Bishi blends disparate sounds and styles; her live performances are magnificent multimedia showcases. “Ship of Fools” is her finest moment, a joyous fusion of Eastern and Western.

54. Jeff Rosenstock – Beating My Head Against A Wall

(2018, from POST-) – listen on YouTube
“Talk-talk-talk-talk-talking to you, but you don’t wanna hear me speak”

One-hundred seconds of spiky, abrasive punk that somehow packs an album’s worth of hooks.

53. The War on Drugs – Holding On

(2017, from A Deeper Understanding) – listen & watch on YouTube
“Hiding in the seams, I keep moving past”

The War on Drugs build expansive, immersive, landscapes that shift in and out of focus, simultaneously haunting and calming; this adds reassuring ’80s rock hallmarks to the mix too.

52. Travis – 3 Miles High

(2016, from Everything At Once) – listen & watch on YouTube
“We can’t come down, ‘cos we’d burst our little bubble on the ground”

Wistful rumination on the futility of it all, a brisk yet tender plea to live in the moment.

51. The Menzingers – Farewell Youth

(2019, from Hello Exile) – listen on YouTube
“I was always hanging out with the older kids”

It’s been a remarkable decade for these guys, traversing the shift from punk to rock as deftly as the Gaslight Anthem. Their career highlight to date: this devastating finale from their latest record, using an old friend’s wake as a jumping-off point to reflect on adolescence.

50. Brandi Carlile – Hold Out Your Hand

(2018, from By the Way, I Forgive You) – listen & watch on YouTube
“There will be colour and language and nobody wanting to fight”

Carlile is rousing and defiant in this call to empathy, the rat-a-tat verses the perfect contrast to the call-to-arms chorus.

49. Bruce Springsteen – Moonlight Motel

(2019, from Western Stars) – listen on YouTube
“Then it was one more shot poured out onto the parking lot, to the Moonlight Motel”

Heart-wrenching tribute to past times and lost love; its ambiguous conclusion ricochets and reverberates, long after the album-closer concludes.

48. The Gaslight Anthem – Desire

(2012, from Handwritten) – listen on YouTube
“Does it hurt you at night? Or does it keep you alive and set you on fire?”

Maybe as full-on pop as Gaslight ever got, a marvellous heart-on-sleeve rush of hormones, bravado and, yes, desire.

47. The Hold Steady – Big Cig

(2014, from Teeth Dreams) – listen on YouTube
“We power down and try to socialize”

Craig Finn’s nonpareil eye for detail is in fine fetter here, sketching a smoke-strewn portrait of a casual relationship skating by on fetishistic lust.

46. Katy Perry ft. Juicy J – Dark Horse

(2013, from Prism) – listen & watch on YouTube
“So you wanna play with magic”

Perry draws on trap and techno for her most impressive stylistic experiment to date, a mystical exploration of the point at which dark arts and sex intersect.

45. They Might Be Giants – Can’t Keep Johnny Down

(2011, from Join Us) – listen & watch on YouTube
“Beneath my dignity to flip off the guy, when he pulls up alongside to say my gas cap is unscrewed”

The downbeat narrative set to peppy pop is one of the Giants’ specialties, and “Johnny” is a quintessential example, as a grouchy protagonist moans about other people’s minor misdeeds to sun-drenched rock.

44. The National – The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness

(2017, from Sleep Well Beast) – listen & watch on YouTube
“We’re in a different kind of thing now, all night you’re talking to God”

At first fluttery, then stately, and finally heavy and brutalist, this is a song that careens and thunders through murky waters, ever on the precipice of something foreboding.

43. Danny and the Champions of the World – Talkin’ About the Weather

(2013, from Stay True) – listen on YouTube
“Talking about the weather is a waste of time”

Good old-fashioned country sets the scene for this rumination on outgrowing your surroundings (complete with a friendly jibe at Brits’ love of, er, talkin’ about the weather).

42. Butch Walker – Stay Gold

(2016, from Stay Gold) – listen & watch on YouTube
“While the locals all work for coffee, remember that you own this town”

Butch’s impassioned plea to stick out from the crowd skirts well-worn territory to come up with something genuinely fresh and inspirational; his portrait of small-town mundanity is magnificent.

41. Michael Kisur – Who You Wanna Be

(2011, from Dark Horse OST) – listen on YouTube
“Today is gonna be the perfect day to step into your life and make anything change”

A perfect partner to #42; an impossibly catchy anthem that empowers us to change, to be the selves we always were. Michael Kisur should be a household name.

40. Barenaked Ladies – You Run Away

(2010, from All in Good Time) – listen & watch on YouTube
“I’ll give you something you can cry about”

On their first record since Steven Page’s departure from the band, Barenaked Ladies struggle to reconcile their emotions; “You Run Away” is a defeated, dejected attempt to grasp the situation.

39. Brian Fallon – Smoke

(2016, from Painkillers) – listen on YouTube
“You just became something like some smoke that I tried too hard to hold”

A low-key stream-of-consciousness gem from Fallon that deals with the impossibility of reconciling early relationship magic with the drudgery of daily life.

38. The Shires – All Over Again

(2015, from Brave) – listen & watch on YouTube
“We’ve been too caught up in all that stuff we call life”

The Shires quickly became one of Britain’s all-time most popular country-pop acts, and this immensely likable treasure is probably their crowning gem. Swooning vocal harmonies abound.

37. Taylor Swift – Getaway Car

(2017, from reputation.) – listen on YouTube
“I knew it from the first Old Fashioned, we were cursed”

Crime scene getaway as a metaphor for painful breakup; Swift and producer Jack Antonoff work synth-pop magic, hooks and key changes that threaten to swallow you whole.

36. The Muppets – Life’s A Happy Song

(2011, from The Muppets OST) – listen & watch on YouTube
“Life’s a happy song, when there’s someone by your side to sing along”

A joyous tribute to partnership and companionship in life; a sweet and witty earworm. My wife & I’s wedding song.

35. Lady Gaga – The Edge of Glory

(2011, from Born This Way) – listen & watch on YouTube
“I’m on the edge with you”

Lady Gaga marries her irresistible disco-pop with a Springsteen-like structure and a Clarence Clemons sax solo; pure pop magic.

34. Kacey Musgraves – Happy and Sad

(2018, from Golden Hour) – listen on YouTube
“I’m the kind of person who starts getting kinda nervous when I’m having the time of my life”

Utterly nails that specific anxiety of anticipating the low while still cresting the high. Musgraves’ vocals are utterly heavenly.

33. The Fratellis – Baby Don’t You Lie to Me

(2015, from Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied) – listen & watch on YouTube
“You can kill me with your repartee, but baby don’t you lie to me”

Spirited rock’n’roll delivered with a cheeky grin – maybe the finest example of the Fratellis’ best-known stock-in-trade. A boisterous blast, both live and on record.

32. Better Oblivion Community Center – Dylan Thomas

(2019, from Better Oblivion Community Center) – listen & watch on YouTube
They say you’ve gotta fake it, at least until you make it; that ghost is just a kid in a sheet

Indie pop in the era of fake news, a sweet-sounding, acerbically-worded toast to the universal existential crises of 24/7 political pageantry.

31. Dave Hause – C’mon Kid

(2011, from Resolutions) – listen & watch on YouTube
“Everybody needs a hand sometimes, everybody needs a brother”

A personal pep talk with universal resonance and a killer chorus; Dave Hause is the great overlooked rock poet of our time.

30. Smallpools – Centerfold

(2017, from The Science of Letting Go EP) – listen & watch on YouTube
“Shamed, you’ve come to face your flaws, on the centerfold”

Drawing on ’80s synth-pop and ’60s psychedelia, surf pop trio Smallpools turn in the kind of record you swear you’ve known your entire life. The familiar sound and unusual turns-of-phrase instantly connect.

29. M83 – Midnight City

(2011, from Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming) – listen & watch on YouTube
“At night the city grows, look at the horizon glow”

Dreamy electro-pop that came to inspire the sound and feel of the decade’s synthwave movement.

28. Kanye West – All of the Lights

(2010, from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy) – listen & watch on YouTube
“Turn up the lights in here, baby, extra bright, I want y’all to see this”

West layers vocal upon vocal, sound upon sound, creating intricate textures unmatched by any artist this decade, as he publicly reckons with the pressures of fame.

27. Jenny Lewis – Just One of the Guys

(2014, from The Voyager) – listen & watch on YouTube
“No matter how hard I try to be just one of the guys, there’s a little something inside that won’t let me”

Lewis considers societal pressures, gender stereotypes and the challenges of growing older in this swooning indie pop beauty.

26. The Gaslight Anthem – Blue Dahlia

(2012, from Handwritten – Deluxe Edition) – listen on YouTube
“Where’d you get them scars? How blue is your heart?”

Remarkably relegated to mere “bonus track” status, this Handwritten off-cut builds and builds to a monster chorus, as our narrator reckons with a history of broken relationships and his fears for a new one.

25. fun. – Why Am I The One

(2012, from Some Nights) – listen & watch on YouTube
“Why am I the one always packing up my stuff?”

The battle to self-preserve as a relationship slowly destructs, arguments become more frequent, and exhaustion sets in. Maybe fun.’s most majestic-sounding record: the strings add real drama.

24. Bruce Springsteen – Rocky Ground

(2012, from Wrecking Ball) – listen & watch on YouTube
“The floodwater’s rising, we’re Canaan bound”

Perhaps Springsteen’s most adventurous sonic experiment to date, a haunting union of tortured gospel and defiant hip-hop. A paean to the enduring power of the soul; a hymn of rare beauty.

23. Bleachers – I Miss Those Days

(2017, from Gone Now) – listen & watch on YouTube
“It feels like everyone is changing, and the storefront’s rearranging”

Jack Antonoff appears to wish there was a way to know you were in the good old days before they were gone; he imbues this nostalgic trip with a Christmassy wall-of-sound vibe, ratcheting up those halcyon feels.

22. Against Me! – True Trans Soul Rebel

(2014, from Transgender Dysphoria Blues) – listen on YouTube
“You should’ve been gone from here years ago, you should be living a different life”

Laura Jane Grace reckons with the everyday challenges of life as a trans woman, and the spiritual and personal battles her coming out has brought with it. A profoundly powerful song, sung with winning defiance.

21. College & Electric Youth – A Real Hero

(2010, from Innerworld) – listen on YouTube
“You’re emotionally complex”

Most frequently associated with the movie Drive, “A Real Hero” stands on its own merits when divorced from that neon spectacle; enchanting synth-pop that lays haunting vocals against a driving rhythm.

20. CHVRCHES – The Mother We Share

(2013, from The Bones of What You Believe) – listen & watch on YouTube
“Come in misery, where you can seem as old as your omens”

Lauren Mayberry’s twinkling vocals crest against a towering wall of synths and keyboards. The central lyrics is ambigious; my preferred interpretation is that in which Mother Earth is being described.

19. Dave Hause – With You

(2017, from Bury Me in Philly) – listen on YouTube
“You clap in time, I’ll make it rhyme and we’ll pretend we’re in our prime”

Hause pays tribute to the power of shared experience: whether reliving youth at a rock concert or finding solace in lifelong companionship, he wants to do it with you.

18. Steps – Neon Blue

(2017, from Tears on the Dancefloor) – listen & watch on YouTube
“Come out, come out, and dance with me, if you’re down it’s a remedy”

Steps’ turn-of-the-century bubblegum pop soundtracked my childhood; their 2017 comeback record is everything one could want from the band two decades later. Highlight “Neon Blue” is a masterclass in pop production, packing a jubilant chorus and a strong message.

17. The National – Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks

(2010, from High Violet) – listen on YouTube
“All the very best of us string ourselves up for love”

The bloodletting that closes out the decade’s most stirring record: strings soar and drums boom as Matt Berninger presides over an outpouring of tears, howls, and catharsis unbound.

16. Lori McKenna – The Lot Behind St. Mary’s

(2018, from The Tree) – listen on YouTube
“We can’t get back to when September was our only adversary”

McKenna utterly nails the detail in this beautiful reflection on young love, aching and quavering with heart-wrenching nostalgia.

15. Jimmy Eat World – You With Me

(2016, from Integity Blues) – listen & watch on YouTube
“What makes our love so hard to be? Is it you – or is that, you with me?”

Jim Adkins muses on the battle to keep relationships vital; change is the only constant here, both lyrically and musically, as the angelic opening gives way to jittery pop-rock.

14. The Fratellis – Rock’n’Roll Will Break Your Heart

(2013, from We Need Medicine) – listen on YouTube
“I’m the man who shot the moon and cried, ‘Let those thieves and bastards all collide'”

Jon Fratelli gets a little more introspective on the band’s crowning achievement from a strong decade: our narrator seeks redemption in hard living, but comes up short. A minor epic.

13. Barenaked Ladies – Odds Are

(2013, from Grinning Streak) – listen & watch on YouTube
“But it’s twenty-three or -four to one that you could fall in love by the end of this song”

For their many forays into adult-contemporary and folk-country, it’s shamelessly shiny, wordy pop where BNL shine best. “Odds Are” may be their best yet: Ed Robertson finds hooks where none should live, every phrase another earworm.

12. They Might Be Giants – Canajoharie

(2011, from Join Us) – listen on YouTube
“Don’t look at me, look at where I’m pointing”

The chug-a-chug rhythm of a steam train drives this earworm about the way location and memory intersect, become inextricably linked. Like most TMBG songs, the specifics are up for debate, but few could deny the irresistible pull of the chorus.

11. Bleachers – Like A River Runs

(2014, from Strange Desire) – listen & watch on YouTube
“I will remember your light”

Echoing drums and pained backing vocals propel this stadium-ready assault on the senses, a sad depiction of a narrator haunted by romantic ghosts. Sia’s haunting cover version is also beautiful.

10. Childish Gambino – All the Shine

(2011, from CAMP) – listen on YouTube
“No matter how far the hood seems, we all still got hoop dreams”

Newly on his path to mass media domination, Donald Glover raps about the struggle to be taken seriously in the hip-hop scene. The backing music swirls and spins as Gambino puns and rhymes his way through a surprisingly heartfelt mission statement.

9. Against Me! – Because of the Shame

(2010, from White Crosses) – listen on YouTube
“Because of the shame I associate with vulnerability, I am numbing myself completely”

A gut-wrenching tribute to a departed Springsteen-loving friend, Laura Jane Grace is  direct with her phrasing, dealing head-on with unresolved spectres of the past throughout a breathless four minute reimagination of “No Surrender” on uppers.

8. Brian Fallon – A Wonderful Life

(2016, from Painkillers) – listen & watch on YouTube
“Most of this life’s been a drag of a high, and lows like a blow in a paid, thrown title fight”

Fallon sets a new heartland rock standard for the 21st Century, an instantly-memorable tribute to seeking out the treasures in life, replete with handclaps, glockenspiel and “whoa-oa” backing vocals.

7. Butch Walker – Spark: Lost

(2016, from Stay Gold) – listen on YouTube
“Now you’re leaving LA for Nashville, with Georgia on your mind”

Walker draws on country-Western soul, sound and mise-en-scene to populate this lovelorn tribute to a relationship gone South. There’s an entire novel contained within these four pained minutes.

6. Emmy the Great – Phoenixes

(2016, from Second Love) – listen on YouTube
“My screengrab beauty queen, typing something out in green, like we were seventeen”

Emmy uses the Phoenix siblings as a jumping-off point to reflect on teenage dreams, the passage of time, and shifts in communication technology. She paints a magnificent portrait, projected through a widescreen soundscape wherein music and space commingle.

5. Steven Page – Over Joy

(2010, from Page One) – listen on YouTube
“Things get easier when I’m not there”

My favourite exploration of depression in rock music this century; direct and honest, its catchy pop burrows its way into your brain as Page acknowledges and confronts his battles with mental health.

4. Danny and the Champions of the World – Every Beat of My Heart

(2011, from Hearts & Arrows) – listen on YouTube
“I’ll be the one of that crazy night bus home, head inside a Bucketfull of Brains”

Bar band rock doesn’t get any better than this: a passionate, pounding tribute to the joy of communal music, the memories you make along the way, and the desire to recreate those seminal moments.

3. Band of Horses – Dilly

(2010, from Infinite Arms) – listen & watch on YouTube
“It really took a tall one to see it, two to believe it, three to just get in the way”

In some ways, the definitive ’70s soft-rock anthem – that just happened to arrive four decades too late. Band of Horses blend their trademark alt-country with doo-wop and pop to create something quietly majestic, as vocals and keyboards pile up on resigned country swagger, our narrator seeking answers at the bottom of a bottle.

2. The Gaslight Anthem – The Diamond Church Street Choir

(2010, from American Slang) – listen on YouTube
“They know the meaning of staying out very, very late”

Fallon and co remind us not to forget where we came from, in this triumphant tribute to their hometown. It’s all finger-snapping, cheery riffs, and impassioned salute to those who were there on the way up. Tremendously spirited and entirely unforgettable.

1. The National – England

(2010, from High Violet) – listen on YouTube
“Someone send a runner through the weather that I’m under, for the feeling that I lost today”

Stately eulogy for a lost relationship, yes, but also for a departed state of mind; Berninger’s rainy London and distant England serve as metaphor for the unreachable. His message gets more wrought, more confused, as the tight, taut orchestra build from reflective calm to unforgiving storm. A majestic cacophony, unsurpassed this decade.

100 Favourite Lyrics

1. “Those memories come back to haunt me, they haunt me like a curse
Is a dream a lie if it don’t come true, or is it something worse?”

-Bruce Springsteen, “The River”

2. “Say a word out of line and you’ll find that the friends you had are gone forever
So many faces in and out of my life, some will last, some will just be now and then
Life is a series of hellos and goodbyes, I’m afraid it’s time for goodbye again”

-Billy Joel, “Say Goodbye To Hollywood”

3. “I swear when I grow up I won’t just buy you a rose
I will buy the flower shop, and you will never be lonely
For even if the sun stops waking up over the fields
I will not leave, I will not leave ’til it’s our time
So just take my hand, you know that I will never leave your side”

-fun., “The Gambler”

4. “I see today with a newsprint fray, my night is coloured headache grey”

-R.E.M., “Daysleeper”

5. “Blow away the dreams that tear you apart
Blow away the dreams that break your heart
Blow away the lies that leave you nothing but lost and brokenhearted”

-Bruce Springsteen, “The Promised Land”

6. “In terms of Roman numerals, she’s IV league with Roman Polanski”

-Barenaked Ladies, “Sell Sell Sell”

7. “Don’t sing me your songs about the good times,
those days are gone and you should just let ’em go
God help the man who says, ‘if you’d have known me when..’
Old haunts are for forgotten ghosts”

-The Gaslight Anthem, “Old Haunts”

8. “What makes you think I’m enjoying being led to the flood?”

-The National, “Runaway”

9. “Love is not a victory march, it’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah”

-Leonard Cohen, “Hallelujah”

10. “Poor man wanna be rich, rich man wanna be king, and the king ain’t satisfied ’til he rules everything”

-Bruce Springsteen, “Badlands”

11. “Everybody leaves so why, why wouldn’t you?”

-The Gaslight Anthem, “Great Expectations”

12. “You said we could start over, try and make it all okay. Didn’t you now? Didn’t you now? Didn’t you?”

-R.E.M., “Make it All Okay”

13. “I used to wait at the diner, a million nights without her,
Praying she won’t cancel again tonight.
And the waiter served my coffee with a consolation sigh.
[..] It’s hard to tell you this,
Here’s looking at you, kid”

-The Gaslight Anthem, “Here’s Looking At You, Kid”

14. “Sometimes when you’re doing simple things around the house, maybe you’ll think of me and smile
You know I’m tied to you like the buttons on your blouse, keep me in your heart for a while”

-Warren Zevon, “Keep Me In Your Heart”

15. “I think about time for fun, I think about time for play, then I think about being done with no resume
With no-one left to blame, what about fortune and fame? What about your love to obtain?
What about the ring? What about everything?”

-Carbon Leaf, “What About Everything?”

16. “I was driving my car, I crashed and broke my spine
So yes, there are things worse in life than never being someone’s sweetie”

-Morrissey, “That’s How People Grow Up”

17. “Blame it on the lies that kill us, blame it on the truths that drag us down
You can blame it all on me, Terry, it don’t matter to me now
[..] Remember all the movies, Terry, we’d go see,
Trying to learn how to walk like the heroes we thought we had to be?
And after all this time to find we’re just like all the rest
Stranded in the park and forced to confess”

-Bruce Springsteen, “Backstreets”

18. “Some day you’ll see I’ve been true, I’ll stay that way until,
But if I can’t change your mind then no-one will”

-Sugar, “If I Can’t Change Your Mind”

19. “Seems like I shoulda be getting somewhere,
Somehow I’m neither here nor there”

-Soul Asylum, “Runaway Train”

20. “Change, it’s pulling me apart”

-R.E.M., “Leaving New York”

21. “I work down at the car wash, where all it ever does is rain”

-Bruce Springsteen, “Downbound Train”

22. “Someday, girl, I don’t know when,
We’re gonna get to that place where we really wanna go,
And we’ll walk in the sun,
But, ’til then, tramps like us, baby we were born to run”

-Bruce Springsteen, “Born to Run”

23. “You said we both go together if one falls down
Yeah right, heh
I talk out loud like you’re still around”

-Coconut Records, “West Coast”

24. “I could never sleep my way to the top
‘Cos my alarm clock always wakes me right up”

-They Might Be Giants, “Hey Mr DJ I Thought You Said We Had A Deal”

25. “Life is long if you give it away
So stay, don’t go, ‘cos I’m fading away”

-Brian Eno and David Byrne, “Life Is Long”

26. “You want to go out Friday and you want to go forever”

-R.E.M., “Hope”

27. “I don’t mind your lies, so keep on talking”

-Catatonia, “Don’t Need The Sunshine”

28. “You’re born with nothing and better off that way
Soon as you’ve got something they send someone to try and take it away”

-Bruce Springsteen, “Something In the Night”

29. “There’s nothing better than affairs of the heart
To make you feel so good then tear you apart”

-Barenaked Ladies, “Go Home”

30. “Like a river that don’t know where it’s flowing, I took a wrong turn and I just kept going”

-Bruce Springsteen, “Hungry Heart”

31. “The waiting is the hardest part, every day, get one more yard,
You take it on faith, you take it to the heart, the waiting is the hardest part”

-Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “The Waiting”

32. “It’s a town full of losers, and I’m pulling out of here to win”

-Bruce Springsteen, “Thunder Road”

33. “Bye-bye self-respect, I haven’t had much of it since you left”

-Barenaked Ladies, “Some Fantastic”

34. “Now down below and pullin’ on my shirt, I got some kids of my own
Well if I had one wish in this god forsaken world, kids
It’d be that your mistakes would be your own
Yeah your sins would be your own
Well, there’s just a spark of campfire left burning, two kids in a sleeping bag beside
I reach ‘neath your shirt, lay my hands across your belly and feel another one kickin’ inside
I ain’t gonna fuck it up this time”

-Bruce Springsteen, “Long Time Comin'”

35. “I was full with fiery wonder, you wore Audrey Hepburn pearls
You were the only one who understood me then, you’re the only one who will”

-The Gaslight Anthem, “Meet Me By The River’s Edge”

36. “Stop blowing the Don, put his kecks back on, ‘cos I am the mob”

-Catatonia, “I Am The Mob”

37. “I gotta get too drunk to dream ‘cos dreaming only makes me blue
I gotta get too drunk to dream because I only dream of you
I gotta get too pissed to miss you or I’ll never get to sleep
I gotta drink wine not to pine for you
And God knows that ain’t cheap”

-Magnetic Fields, “Too Drunk to Dream”

38. “You took it all gracefully on the chin
Knowing that the beatings had to someday end
You found the bandages inside the pen
And the stitches on the radio”

-The Gaslight Anthem, “Boxer”

39. “Tell me a lie, like we’re never gonna die
Like we’ll win with one more try, or like I love you”

-Steven Page, “Over Joy”

40. “Weren’t you the kid who just climbed on the merry-go-round?
Hey, look, the world ain’t slowing down”

-Ellis Paul, “The World Ain’t Slowing Down”

41. “Now the universe left you for a runner’s lap and it feels like home when it comes crashing back.
And it makes you laugh and it makes you cry,when London falls and you’re still alive.
The radio stutters, it makes you laugh, and the aftermath”

-R.E.M., “Aftermath”

42. “They’re sharing a drink they call loneliness
But it’s better than drinking alone”

-Billy Joel, “Piano Man”

43. “Standing in the sun with a popsicle, everything is possible
With a lot of luck, and a pretty face, and some time to waste”

-Soul Asylum, “Without A Trace”

44. “It’s a long dark highway and a thin white line
Connecting baby, your heart to mine
We’re runnin’ now but darlin’ we will stand in time
To face the ties that bind”

-Bruce Springsteen, “The Ties That Bind”

45. “One time you were a glowing young ruffian
Oh my God, it was a million years ago”

-The National, “Racing Like A Pro”

46. “As usual, I’m almost on time
You’re the last thing that’s on my mind
I wish I could tell you the way that I feel
But tonight is the night I fell asleep at the wheel
In all the confusion, there’s something serene
I’m just a posthumous part of the scene
Now I’m floating above looking in
As the radio blares and wheels spin
I can see my face slump with a grin
And you…you’re the last thing on my mind
You’re the last thing on my mind”

-Barenaked Ladies, “Tonight Is The Night I Fell Asleep At The Wheel”

47. “She was a really cool kisser and she wasn’t all that strict of a Christian”

-The Hold Steady, “Stuck Between Stations”

48. “Leave your home, change your name
Live alone, eat your cake
All the very best of us string ourselves up for love”

-The National, “Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks”

49. “Another day of sorry, it won’t make me understand
Another day of fighting, it shouldn’t hurt to lend a hand
It’s oranges to Florida and flowers to Amsterdam”

-Cerys Matthews, “Oranges to Florida”

50. “I don’t keep friends, I keep acquainted,
I’m not a prophet, but I’m here to profit
That’s all, I’m gone!
That’s my life, nothing is sacred
I don’t fall in love, I just fake it
I don’t fall in love, I don’t fall in love”

-fun., “At Least I’m Not As Sad (As I Used To Be)”

51. “How a melody can make up your mind
Take a memory and leave it behind”

-Barenaked Ladies, “Ordinary”

52. “A bottle of red, ooh a bottle of white
Whatever kind of mood you’re in tonight
I’ll meet you anytime you want
In our Italian restaurant”

-Billy Joel, “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant”

53. “The summer wind came blowin’ in from across the sea
It lingered there, so warm and fair, to walk with me”

-Frank Sinatra, “Summer Wind”

54. “In my mind I’m goin’ to Carolina
Can’t you see the sunshine, can’t you just feel the moonshine?
Ain’t it just like a friend of mine to hit me from behind
Yes I’m goin’ to Carolina in my mind”

-James Taylor, “Carolina In My Mind”

55. “No matter how far the hood seems
We all still got hoop dreams”

-Childish Gambino, “All the Shine”

56. “I’ve been so low down, I’ve been almost level with the ground”

-The Gaslight Anthem, “Blue Dahlia”

57. “Someone send a runner
Through the weather that I’m under
For the feeling that I lost today”

-The National, “England”

58. “That flag flying over the courthouse
Means certain things are set in stone
Who we are, what we’ll do, and what we won’t”

-Bruce Springsteen, “Long Walk Home”

59. “The black cab roars through the neon disease”

-Catatonia, “Londinium”

60. “If you catch me with my hand in the till,
I promise, sugar, I wasn’t trying to steal,
I’m just swimming in copper to smell and pretend like a robot!”

-Los Campesinos!, “Death to Los Campesinos!”

61. “You are watching a programme for exactly an hour
All of these hours they will add up to a day
You will sit there till they’re done but there are 24 to play
There’ll be rings around your eyelids by the 7th or the 8th”

-Emmy the Great, “24”

62. “Your flag you flew so high
It drifted up to the sky”

-Bruce Springsteen, “Your Own Worst Enemy”

63. “I love this house, I love this house
Gives me the greatest peace I’ve ever known”

-Patrick Wolf, “House”

64. “Then the people tried to talk me down
But I don’t need advice, I’m down”

-They Might Be Giants, “Memo to Human Resources”

65. “God have mercy on the man who doubts what he’s sure of”

-Bruce Springsteen, “Brilliant Disguise”

66. “Don’t let fear of feeling fool you, what you see sets you apart”

-Richard Hawley, “Tonight the Streets Are Ours”

67. “We work our fingers down to dust
While we wait for kingdom come
With the radio on”

-The Gaslight Anthem, “Mae”

68. “A man hears what he wants to hear
And disregards the rest”

-Simon and Garfunkel, “The Boxer”

69. “I could make you fly away
But I could never make you stay”

-Magnetic Fields, “All My Little Words”

70. “Sorry for never going by your door, never feeling love like that anymore”

-Sun Kil Moon, “Carry Me Ohio”

71. “The photograph reflects,
every streetlight a reminder.
Nightswimming deserves a quiet night”

-R.E.M., “Nightswimming”

72. “I just rolled and I tumbled, down a long road I stumbled

While shooting in the dark as to what’s best”

-M. Ward, “Epistemology”

73. “I don’t want the world
I just want your half”

-They Might Be Giants, “Ana Ng”

74. “How a melody can make up your mind
Take a memory and leave it behind”

-Barenaked Ladies, “Ordinary”

75. “Does anything still move you since you’re educated now?
And all grown up and travelled so well
Do you still hear the sound of the thunder while you lie up by yourself?”

-The Gaslight Anthem, “Howl”

76. “We trust, we change, we move from one place to another
Cause that’s what we can do”

-Deacon Blue, “That’s What We Can Do”

77. “I have got to find the river,
bergamot and vetiver
run through my head and fall away.
Leave the road and memorize
this life that pass before my eyes.
Nothing is going my way.”

-R.E.M., “Find the River”

78. “Now I’m out counting white lines, counting white lines and getting stoned”

-Bruce Springsteen, “Gypsy Biker”

79. “You got clouds on your lids and you’d be on the skids

If it weren’t for your job at the garage”

-Blondie, “Picture This”

80. “And turning out the light
I must have yawned and cuddled up for yet another night
And rattling on the roof I must have heard the sound of rain
The day before you came”

-ABBA, “The Day Before You Came”

81. “I can still recall the hour when you first let down your walls
I thought I might’ve died right there floating up above it all
But it scared you love, to need someone, so you killed it all instead
But in the mist up on Mulholland, I could’ve sworn I heard you say
That I’d just die if you ever took your love away”

-The Gaslight Anthem, “Mulholland Drive”

82. “The ones who love us best are the ones we’ll lay to rest
And visit their graves on holidays at best
The ones who love us least are the ones we’ll die to please
If it’s any consolation, I don’t begin to understand them2

-The Replacements, “Bastards of Young”

83. “I don’t buy everything I read,
I haven’t even read everything I’ve bought
I don’t cry every time I bleed,
my eyes are dry, but they’re bloodshot
I have faith in medication
I believe in the Prozac Nation
You play doctor, but I’ve lost patience”

-Barenaked Ladies, “This Is Where It Ends”

84. “Love’s a fool’s dance,
I ain’t got much sense but I’ve still got my feet”

-Bruce Springsteen, “Girls in their Summer Clothes”

85. “To die by your side, well,

The pleasure, the privilege is mine”

-The Smiths, “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out”

86. “Everybody’s got a hold on hope, it’s the last thing that’s holding me”

-Guided by Voices, “Hold on Hope”

87. “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows”

-Bob Dylan, “Subterranean Homesick Blues”

88. “These words, ‘You will be mine’
These words, they haunt me, hunt me down,
Catch in my throat, make me pray,
say, love’s confined, oh”

-R.E.M., “Strange Currencies”

89. “I know I’m gonna miss the sand in my hair

The roll of the tide, the salt in the air

But deep inside it’s true, I’m a home-lovin’ man coming on home to you”

-Andy Williams, “Home-Lovin’ Man”

90. “All I can think of is being five years old following behind you at the beach
Tracing your footprints in the sand
Trying to walk like a man”

-Bruce Springsteen, “Walk Like A Man”

91. “You’re the only thing I ever want anymore”

-The National, “Conversation 16”

92. “Maria came from Nashville with a suitcase in her hand
I always kinda sorta wished I looked like Elvis
And in my head there’s all these classic cars and outlaw cowboy bands
I always kinda sorta wished I was someone else”

-The Gaslight Anthem, “High Lonesome”

93. “You need surgery to feel pretty enough, so Daddy bought you a D-cup”

-Geoff Byrd, “Plasti-Queens”

94. “I’ve been searching for something so undefined
that it can only be seen by the eyes of the blind
in the middle of the night”

-Billy Joel, “The River of Dreams”

95. “Mornings eleven, the feelings are severed,

I can’t remember anything at all, but I’d die for you”

-The Magic Numbers, “Mornings Eleven”

96. “You and your high-top sneakers and your sailor tattoos
And your old ’55 that you drove through the roof
Of the sky up above, these indifferent stars
While you just kept coming apart, you fell straight in my arms”

-The Gaslight Anthem, “Old White Lincoln”

97. “The world’s address: a place that’s worn
A sad pun that reflects a sadder mess
I’ll repeat it one more time for those who may not have already guessed:
The world’s a dress

-They Might Be Giants, “The World’s Address”

98. “I live in a city sorrow built”

-The National, “Sorrow”

99. “We learned more from a three-minute record, baby, than we ever learned in school”

-Bruce Springsteen, “No Surrender”

100. “Right on, ride on
Ferris wheel lights on”

-The Gaslight Anthem, “The Patient Ferris Wheel”

Favourite Bruce Springsteen Lyrics

This is part of my project to transfer my old Listology lists to WordPress.

  1. The River: “Those memories come back to haunt me, they haunt me like a curse / Is a dream a lie if it don’t come true, or is it something worse?”
  2. The Promised Land: “Blow away the dreams that tear you apart / Blow away the dreams that break your heart / Blow away the lies that leave you nothing but lost and brokenhearted”
  3. Badlands: “Poor man wanna be rich, rich man wanna be king, and the king ain’t satisfied ’til he rules everything”
  4. Backstreets: “Remember all the movies, Terry, we’d go see / Trying to learn how to walk like the heroes we thought we had to be? / And after all this time to find we’re just like all the rest / Stranded in the park and forced to confess”
  5. Downbound Train: “I work down at the car wash, where all it ever does is rain”
  6. Born to Run: “Someday, girl, I don’t know when, we’re gonna get to that place where we really wanna go, and we’ll walk in the sun / But, ’til then, tramps like us, baby we were born to run”
  7. Something in the Night: “You’re born with nothing and better off that way / Soon as you’ve got something they send someone to try and take it away”
  8. Hungry Heart: “Like a river that don’t know where it’s flowing, I took a wrong turn and I just kept going”
  9. Thunder Road: “It’s a town full of losers, and I’m pulling out of here to win”
  10. Long Time Comin’: “If I had one wish in this godforsaken world, kids, it’d be that your mistakes would be your own”
  11. The Ties That Bind: “It’s a long dark highway and a thin white line / Connecting, baby, your heart to mine / We’re runnin’ now but darlin’ we will stand in time / To face the ties that bind”
  12. Long Walk Home: “That flag flying over the courthouse means certain things are set in stone / Who we are, what we’ll do, and what we won’t”
  13. Racing in the Street: “She stares off alone into the night with the eyes of one who hates for just being born”
  14. Your Own Worst Enemy: “Your flag you flew so high it drifted up to the sky”
  15. Brilliant Disguise: “God have mercy on the man who doubts what he’s sure of”
  16. Jungleland: “Barefoot girl sitting on the hood of a Dodge, drinking warm beer in the soft summer rain”
  17. Gypsy Biker: “Now I’m out counting white lines, counting white lines and getting stoned”
  18. Girls in their Summer Clothes: “Love’s a fool’s dance, I ain’t got much sense but I’ve still got my feet”
  19. Walk Like A Man: “All I can think of is being five years old, following behind you at the beach, tracing your footprints in the sand / Trying to walk like a man”
  20. Lucky Town: “When it comes to luck you make your own / Tonight I got dirt on my hands but I’m building me a new home”
  21. No Surrender: “We learned more from a three-minute record, baby, than we ever learned in school”
  22. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight): “Someday we’ll look back on this and it will all seem funny”
  23. Backstreets: “One soft infested summer me and Terry became friends, trying in vain to breathe the fire we was born in / Catching rides to the outskirts, tying faith between our teeth, sleeping in that old abandoned beach house, getting wasted in the heat”
  24. Adam Raised a Cain: “You’re born into this life paying for the sins of somebody else’s past”
  25. Darkness on the Edge of Town: “Tonight I’ll be on that hill, ‘cos I can’t stop”
  26. Better Days: “It’s a sad man, my friend, who’s living in his own skin and can’t stand the company”
  27. Devil’s Arcade: “a thin chain of next moments, and something like faith”
  28. Livin’ in the Future: “Your bootheels clicking like the barrel of a pistol spinnin’ round”
  29. Factory: “End of the day, factory whistle cries, men walk through these gates with death in their eyes”
  30. I Wish I Were Blind: “And though this world is filled with the beauty of God’s hand, I wish I were blind when I see you with your man”
  31. The Price You Pay: “Just across the county line, a stranger passing through put up a sign / That counts the men fallen away to the price you pay / And girl before the end of the day, I’m gonna tear it down and throw it away”
  32. Bobby Jean: “I’m just calling, not to change your mind, but just to say I miss you, baby / Good luck, goodbye, Bobby Jean”
  33. You’ll Be Comin’ Down: “Like a thief on a Sunday morning, it all falls apart with no warning / Your cinnamon sky’s gone candy-apple green, the crushed metal of your little flying machine”
  34. Happy: “In a world of doubt and fear / I wake at night and reach to find you near / Lost in a dream, you caught me as I fell, now I want more than just a dream to tell”
  35. Growin’ Up: “I swear I found the key to the universe in the engine of an old parked car”
  36. Thunder Road: “Well now I’m no hero, that’s understood / All the redemption I can offer, girl, is beneath this dirty hood”
  37. Wreck on the Highway: “I thought of a girlfriend or a young wife, and a state trooper knocking in the middle of the night / To say ‘your baby died in a wreck on the highway'”
  38. Youngstown: “When I die, I don’t want no part of Heaven, I would not do Heaven’s work well / I pray the Devil comes and takes me to stand in the fiery furnaces of hell”
  39. Devils and Dust: “what if what you do to survive kills the things you love?”
  40. Kingdom of Days: “We laugh beneath the covers and count the wrinkles and the greys”
  41. Tunnel of Love: “You’ve got to learn to live with what you can’t rise above”
  42. You’re Missing: “Morning is morning, the evening falls/ I got too much room in my bed, too many phone calls / How’s everything, everything? / You’re missing”
  43. The Wrestler: “I always leave with less than I had before / But I can make you smile when the blood, it hits the floor”
  44. If I Should Fall Behind: “If we lose each other in the shadow of the evening tree / I’ll wait for you, and should I fall behind, wait for me”
  45. Night Fire: “Do you really get used to being bought and sold?”
  46. One Step Up: “When I look at myself I don’t see the man I wanted to be / Somewhere along the line I slipped off track I’m caught moving one step up and two steps back”
  47. Adam Raised a Cain: “Daddy worked his whole life for nothing but the pain, now he walks these empty rooms, looking for something to blame”
  48. Dancing in the Dark: “Man, I ain’t gettin’ nowhere, I’m just living in a dump like this / There’s something happening somewhere, baby I just know there is”
  49. Land of Hope and Dreams: “Tomorrow there’ll be sunshine, and all this darkness passed”
  50. Racing in the Street: “Tonight my baby and me we’re gonna ride to the sea, and wash these sins off our hands”
  51. Living Proof: “You shot through my anger and rage, showed me my prison was just an open cage / There were no keys, no guards, just one frightened man, and some old shadows for bars”
  52. None But the Brave: “Now who’s the man who thinks he can decide / Whose dreams will live and whose shall be pushed aside / Has he ever walked down these streets at night / And looked into the eyes of none, baby, but the brave”
  53. The Wish: “If pa’s eyes were windows into a world so deadly and true / You couldn’t stop me from looking but you kept me from crawlin’ through”
  54. New York City Serenade: “Walk tall, or baby don’t walk at all”
  55. Walk Like A Man “Well I was young and I didn’t know what to do when I saw your best steps stolen away from you”
  56. Jesus Was An Only Son: “Well there’s a loss that can never be replaced, a destination that can never be reached / A light you’ll never find in another’s face, a sea whose distance can not be breached”
  57. The Promise: “Thunder road, here’s for the lost lovers and all the fixed games / Thunder road, here’s for the tires rushing by in the rain / Thunder road, remember Billy what we’d always say / Thunder road, we were gonna take it all then throw it all away”
  58. My City of Ruins: “Now there’s tears on the pillow Darling, where we slept / And you took my heart when you left / Without your sweet kiss my soul is lost, my friend / Tell me how do I begin again?”
  59. The Promise: “When the promise is broken, you go on living, but it steals something from down in your soul / Like when the truth is spoken, and it don’t make no difference, something in your heart turns cold”
  60. Back in Your Arms: “The promises we make at night, oh that’s all they are / Unless we fill them with faith and love they’re empty as the howlin’ wind”
  61. Incident on 57th Street: “He tried sellin’ his heart to the hard girls over on Easy Street/ But they sighed, ‘Johnny, it falls apart so easy/ And you know hearts these days are cheap'”
  62. Dead Man Walking: “Between our dreams and actions lies this world”
  63. American Skin (41 Shots): “If an officer stops you, promise me you’ll always be polite / And that you’ll never ever run away / Promise Mama you’ll keep your hands in sight”
  64. The Promise: “When the promise was broken I was far away from home, sleepin’ in the backseat of a borrowed car”
  65. The Ghost of Tom Joad: “Well the highway is alive tonight / But nobody’s kidding nobody about where it goes”
  66. This is Your Sword: “The times they are dark, darkness covers the earth, this world’s filled with the beauty of God’s work”
  67. Highway Patrolman: “Man turns his back on his family, he just ain’t no good”
  68. The Wall: “Limousines rush down Pennsylvania Avenue, rustling the leaves as they fall / And apology and forgiveness got no place here at all, here at the wall”
  69. Better Days: “I took a piss at fortune’s sweet kiss, it’s like eating caviar and dirt”
  70. Youngstown: “Once I made you rich enough, rich enough to forget my name”
  71. Magic: “I got a shiny saw blade / All I need’s a volunteer / I’ll cut you in half / While you’re smilin’ ear to ear”
  72. Sinaloa Cowboys: “For everything the north gives/ It exacts a price in return”
  73. Gypsy Biker: “To the dead, well, it don’t matter much about who’s wrong or right”
  74. My Father’s House: “My father’s house shines hard and bright it stands like a beacon calling me in the night/ Calling and calling, so cold and alone / Shining ‘cross this dark highway where our sins lie unatoned”
  75. Jackson Cage: “Into a row of houses she just melts away / Like the scenery in another man’s play”
  76. Mary Queen of Arkansas: “I don’t understand how you can hold me so tight, and love me so damn loose”
  77. The River: “We went down to the courthouse and the judge put it all to rest. No wedding day smiles, no walk down the aisle, no flowers, no wedding dress”
  78. Downbound Train: “The room was dark, our bed was empty / Then I heard that long whistle whine / And I dropped to my knees, hung my head and cried”
  79. Stolen Car: “She asked if I remembered the letters I wrote / When our love was young and bold / She said last night she read those letters / And they made her feel one hundred years old”
  80. Racing in the Street: “Some guys they just give up living / and start dying little by little, piece by piece / Some guys come home from work and wash up / and go racin’ in the street”
  81. The Promise: “All my life I fought this fight, the fight that no man can never win / Every day it just gets harder to live this dream I’m believing in”
  82. Highway 29: “The wind come silent through the windshield, all I could see was snow and sky and pines / I closed my eyes and I was runnin’, I was runnin’ then I was flyin'”
  83. Life Itself: “Why do the things that connect us slowly pull us apart?”
  84. Loose Ends: “Well how could something so bad, darling, come from something that was so good? I don’t know”
  85. My Hometown: “They’re closing down the textile mill across the railroad tracks / Foreman says these jobs are going boys and they ain’t coming back to your hometown”
  86. Walk Like A Man: “I was young and I didn’t know what to do when I saw your best steps stolen away from you”
  87. Born to Run: “The amusement park rises bold and stark, kids are huddled on the beach in the mist”
  88. Tougher than the Rest: “The road is dark and it’s a thin thin line / But I want you to know I’ll walk it for you anytime”
  89. When You’re Alone: “Nobody knows, honey, where love goes / But when it goes, it’s gone, gone, gone”
  90. Loose Ends: “I remember how my heart beat when you said I love you so / Then little by little we choked out all the life that our love could hold”
  91. Hearts of Stone: “You cry because things ain’t like before / Well don’t you know they can’t be that way anymore?”
  92. No Surrender: “I want to sleep beneath peaceful skies in my lover’s bed / With the wide-open country in my eyes and these romantic dreams in my head”
  93. Loose Change: “Yeah I knew she was trouble, but trouble sure was lookin’ fine”
  94. Two Hearts: “Once I spent my time playing tough guy scenes / But I was living in a world of childish dreams / Someday these childish dreams must end / To become a man and grow up to dream again”
  95. Sad Eyes: “Blue, blue ribbon in your hair / Like you’re so sure I’ll be standing here”
  96. From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come): “At his feet and almost grown now, a blue-eyed daughter and a handsome son / Well from small things, mama, big things one day come”
  97. Thunder Road: “The door’s open, but the ride, it ain’t free”
  98. Used Cars: “Now my ma she fingers her wedding band and watches the salesman stare at my old man’s hands”
  99. Trouble in Paradise: “Don’t matter who did the dusting or who did the sweeping, who did the trusting or who did the cheating when it’s all gone / Knowing all love’s glory and beauty can vanish before you think twice, leaving trouble in paradise”
  100. Reno: “She poured me another whisky and said, “Here’s to the best you ever had” / We laughed and made a toast / It wasn’t the best I ever had, not even close”