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 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.

1000 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 The Beatles Here Comes The Sun Abbey Road 1969
9 Carbon Leaf What About Everything? Indian Summer 2004
10 They Might Be Giants Birdhouse In Your Soul Flood 1990
11 Bruce Springsteen You’ll Be Comin’ Down Magic 2007
12 Barenaked Ladies It’s All Been Done Stunt 1998
13 The Gaslight Anthem The Diamond Church Street Choir American Slang 2010
14 R.E.M. Aftermath Around the Sun 2004
15 Danny and the Champions of the World Every Beat of My Heart Hearts & Arrows 2011
16 Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers The Waiting Hard Promises 1981
17 The Fratellis For the Girl Costello Music 2006
18 Bryan Adams Cloud Number Nine On A Day Like Today 1998
19 Glen Campbell Rhinestone Cowboy Rhinestone Cowboy 1975
20 Queen Don’t Stop Me Now Jazz 1978
21 Roger Whittaker Streets of London New World in the Morning 1971
22 Steven Page Over Joy Page One 2010
23 Barenaked Ladies Falling for the First Time Maroon 2000
24 Bruce Springsteen Badlands Darkness on the Edge of Town 1978
25 They Might Be Giants New York City Factory Showroom 1996
26 R.E.M. Near Wild Heaven Out of Time 1991
27 Adam Again Stone Perfecta 1995
28 Band of Horses Dilly Infinite Arms 2010
29 Billy Joel Only The Good Die Young The Stranger 1977
30 Matt Monro We’re Gonna Change The World Close to You 1970
31 Brian Fallon A Wonderful Life Painkillers 2016
32 Stroke 9 Washin’ + Wonderin’ Bumper to Bumper 1995
33 Bruce Springsteen Land of Hope and Dreams Wrecking Ball 2012
34 fun. At Least I’m Not As Sad (As I Used to Be) Aim & Ignite 2009
35 Bruce Springsteen Thunder Road Born to Run 1975
36 The Pogues ft. Kirsty MacColl Fairytale Of New York If I Should Fall from Grace With God 1987
37 Bruce Springsteen Incident on 57th Street The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle 1973
38 R.E.M. Fall On Me Lifes Rich Pageant 1986
39 They Might Be Giants The End of the Tour John Henry 1994
40 Richard Hawley Tonight the Streets Are Ours Lady’s Bridge 2007
41 The Hold Steady Stuck Between Stations Boys & Girls in America 2006
42 Barenaked Ladies Go Home Maroon 2000
43 The Gaslight Anthem Meet Me By The River’s Edge The ’59 Sound 2008
44 Against Me! Because of the Shame White Crosses 2010
45 The Boomtown Rats I Don’t Like Mondays The Fine Art of Surfacing 1979
46 The Divine Comedy The Pop Singer’s Fear Of The Pollen Count A Secret History… The Best Of 1999
47 The National England High Violet 2010
48 Less Than Jake The Rest of My Life In With the Out Crowd 2006
49 They Might Be Giants Climbing the Walls The Else 2007
50 The Magnetic Fields All My Little Words 69 Love Songs 1999
51 Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes I Don’t Want To Go Home I Don’t Want to Go Home 1976
52 Bruce Springsteen The River The River 1980
53 The National Racing Like a Pro Boxer 2008
54 Bleachers Like A River Runs Strange Desire 2014
55 Catatonia I Am The Mob International Velvet 1998
56 The Gaslight Anthem Great Expectations The ’59 Sound 2008
57 Paul Simon You Can Call Me Al Graceland 1986
58 The Fratellis Rock ‘n’ Roll Will Break Your Heart We Need Medicine 2013
59 R.E.M. Daysleeper Up 1998
60 Coconut Records West Coast Nighttiming 2007
61 Barenaked Ladies Life, in a Nutshell Maybe You Should Drive 1994
62 Darlene Love All Alone on Christmas Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Ost 1992
63 Bruce Springsteen Downbound Train Born in the USA 1975
64 Val Doonican King Of The Road Sounds Gentle 1969
65 The Corrs So Young Talk on Corners 1997
66 Cerys Matthews Oranges to Florida Don’t Look Down 2009
67 Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Free Fallin’ Full Moon Fever 1989
68 Billy Ocean Love Really Hurts Without You Billy Ocean 1976
69 Soul Asylum Runaway Train Grave Dancers Union 1992
70 Bruce Springsteen No Surrender Born in the USA 1984
71 Bruce Springsteen Bobby Jean Born in the USA 1984
72 The Polyphonic Spree Section 9: Light & Day The Beginning Stages of.. 2002
73 Catatonia Road Rage International Velvet 1998
74 The National Sorrow High Violet 2010
75 The Shirelles Will You Love Me Tomorrow Tonight’s the Night 1961
76 The Smiths There Is A Light That Never Goes Out The Queen is Dead 1986
77 They Might Be Giants Don’t Let’s Start They Might Be Giants 1986
78 Blondie Union City Blue Eat to the Beat 1979
79 Guided by Voices Hold On Hope Do the Collapse 1999
80 Queen and David Bowie Under Pressure Hot Space 1981
81 ABBA Angeleyes Voulez-Vous 1979
82 Barenaked Ladies Odds Are Grinning Streak 2013
83 Oasis Whatever (Oasis single) 1994
84 CHVRCHES The Mother We Share The Bones of What You Believe 2013
85 James I Know What I’m Here For Millionaires 1999
86 R.E.M. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? Monster 1994
87 Meat Loaf Alive Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose 2006
88 Less Than Jake The Science of Selling Yourself Short Anthem 2003
89 OPM Heaven is a Halfpipe Menace to Sobriety 2000
90 The Push Stars Drunk Is Better Than Dead After the Party 1999
91 Brian McFadden Irish Son Irish Son 2004
92 Vonda Shepard Confetti By 7:30 1999
93 They Might Be Giants Canajoharie Join Us 2011
94 Barenaked Ladies Quality Barenaked Ladies Are Men 2007
95 The Gaslight Anthem Old White Lincoln The ’59 Sound 2008
96 fun. Why Am I The One? Some Nights 2012
97 The Magnetic Fields Born On a Train The Charm of the Highway Strip 1994
98 Catatonia Londinium Equally Cursed and Blessed 1999
99 Soul Asylum Without A Trace Grave Dancers Union 1992
100 Roger Whittaker New World in the Morning New World in the Morning 1971
101 Butch Walker Spark: Lost Stay Gold 2016
102 The 5th Dimension Wedding Bell Blues The Age of Aquarius 1969
103 Cerys Matthews Spider and the Fly Don’t Look Down 2009
104 Billy Joel Scenes From An Italian Restaurant The Stranger 1977
105 Danny and the Champions of the World Talkin’ About the Weather Stay True 2013
106 A-ha The Sun Always Shines on TV Hunting High and Low 1985
107 Simon & Garfunkel I Am A Rock Sounds of Silence 1966
108 Morrissey I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris Years of Refusal 2009
109 Bleachers Rollercoaster Strange Desire 2014
110 Butch Walker Stay Gold Stay Gold 2016
111 The Gaslight Anthem The Patient Ferris Wheel The ’59 Sound 2008
112 Pet Shop Boys Always On My Mind (Pet Shop Boys single) 1987
113 R.E.M. (Don’t Go Back To) Rockville Reckoning 1984
114 Childish Gambino All the Shine Camp 2011
115 They Might Be Giants I’ve Got A Match Lincoln 1988
116 Jon Fratelli Oh Shangri-La Psycho Jukebox 2011
117 Bruce Springsteen Backstreets Born to Run 1975
118 Brian Eno and David Byrne Life Is Long Everything That Happens Will Happen Today 2008
119 The Kinks Waterloo Sunset Something Else by The Kinks 1967
120 Bruce Springsteen None But The Brave Essential 2003
121 Barenaked Ladies In The Car Stunt 1998
122 Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes Love On The Wrong Side Of Town This Time It’s for Real 1977
123 Meat Loaf Blind As A Bat Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose 2006
124 Andy Williams Home Lovin’ Man (Andy Williams single) 1970
125 The Magic Numbers Forever Lost The Magic Numbers 2005
126 Mama Cass Make Your Own Kind Of Music Bubblegum, Lemonade, and… Something for Mama 1969
127 Soul Asylum Misery Let Your Dim Light Shine 1995
128 They Might Be Giants Experimental Film The Spine 2004
129 Renaud Je vis caché Boucan d’enfer 2002
130 Keane Everybody’s Changing Hopes and Fears 2004
131 Sia Breathe Me Colour the Small One 2004
132 The National Mr. November Alligator 2005
133 The Dream Academy Life In A Northern Town The Dream Academy 1985
134 Morrissey First of the Gang to Die You Are the Quarry 2004
135 Jimmy Eat World You With Me Integrity Blues 2016
136 Ryan Adams Feels Like Fire Ryan Adams 2014
137 The Beach Boys God Only Knows Pet Sounds 1966
138 Bruce Springsteen Racing in the Street Darkness on the Edge of Town 1978
139 Billy Joel Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song) The Stranger 1977
140 Roy Orbison Only the Lonely Lonely and Blue 1960
141 Barenaked Ladies Fun & Games Barenaked Ladies Are Men 2007
142 Darlene Love Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector 1963
143 Against Me! Borne on the FM Waves of the Heart New Wave 2007
144 Steps Better Best Forgotten Step One 1998
145 R.E.M. Driver 8 Fables of the Reconstruction 1985
146 Geoff Byrd Before Kings Shrinking Violets 2005
147 Ryan Adams I Just Might Ryan Adams 2014
148 Kanye West All of the Lights My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 2010
149 New Radicals You Get What You Give Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too 1998
150 Lady Gaga The Edge of Glory Born This Way 2011
151 Simon & Garfunkel The Boxer Bridge Over Troubled Water 1970
152 Barenaked Ladies Jane Maybe You Should Drive 1994
153 The Shins Girl Inform Me Oh, Inverted World 2001
154 The Fratellis Baby Don’t You Lie To Me Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied 2015
155 Jimmy Eat World The Middle Bleed American 2001
156 James Taylor Carolina In My Mind James Taylor 1968
157 Michael Kisur Who You Wanna Be Dark Horse OST 2014
158 Meat Loaf Dead Ringer for Love Dead Ringer 1981
159 Soul Asylum Homesick Grave Dancers Union 1992
160 Alphabeat What is Happening This is Alphabeat 2007
161 The Monkees Daydream Believer The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees 1968
162 Squeeze Up the Junction Cool for Cats 1979
163 They Might Be Giants Destination Moon John Henry 1994
164 The National Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks High Violet 2010
165 Barenaked Ladies Everything Old Is New Again Maybe You Should Drive 1994
166 R.E.M. Imitation of Life Reveal 2001
167 The Gaslight Anthem Blue Dahlia Handwritten 2012
168 Morrissey That’s How People Grow Up Years of Refusal 2009
169 Joe Grushecky Billy’s Waltz American Babylon 1995
170 The Magnetic Fields California Girls Distortion 2008
171 Blondie Picture This Parallel Lines 1978
172 College A Real Hero Drive OST 2011
173 Bruce Springsteen Take ‘Em As They Come Tracks 1998
174 Smallpools Centerfold The Science of Letting Go EP 2017
175 Butch Walker Wilder in the Heart Stay Gold 2016
176 Carbon Leaf The Boxer Echo Echo 2001
177 Tim Minchin White Wine in the Sun Ready for This 2009
178 Robbie Williams Come Undone Escapology 2002
179 Barenaked Ladies You Run Away All in Good Time 2010
180 Bruce Springsteen Out in the Street The River 1980
181 The Muppets Life’s A Happy Song The Muppets OST 2011
182 They Might Be Giants Ana Ng Lincoln 1988
183 The Killers When You Were Young Sam’s Town 2006
184 Strawbs Part of the Union Bursting at the Seams 1973
185 Warren Zevon Keep Me In Your Heart The Wind 2003
186 No Doubt Spiderwebs Tragic Kingdom 1995
187 Jeff Buckley Hallelujah Grace 1994
188 A-ha Take on Me Hunting High and Low 1985
189 Pulp Common People Different Class 1995
190 Travis Turn The Man Who 1999
191 Dexy’s Midnight Runners Come On Eileen Too-Rye-Ay 1982
192 Butch Walker Ludlow Expectations Stay Gold 2016
193 Billy Joel Piano Man Piano Man 1973
194 R.E.M. Man-Sized Wreath Accelerate 2008
195 Sandi Thom What If I’m Right Smile… It Confuses People 2006
196 Neil Sedaka Next Door to an Angel (Neil Sedaka single) 1962
197 U2 Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of All That You Can’t Leave Behind 2000
198 ABBA When All Is Said and Done The Visitors 1981
199 Alan Parsons Project Don’t Answer Me Ammonia Avenue 1984
200 The Mamas and the Papas California Dreamin’ If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears 1965
201 White Plains When You Are A King My Baby Loves Lovin’ 1971
202 Sambassadeur The Park Migration 2007
203 Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers American Girl Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers 1976
204 They Might Be Giants Out of Jail John Henry 1994
205 Ben Folds Landed Songs for Silverman 2005
206 Bruce Springsteen This Life Working on a Dream 2009
207 Keane The Lovers are Losing Perfect Symmetry 2008
208 R.E.M. Leaving New York Around the Sun 2004
209 The Shires All Over Again Brave 2015
210 Vonda Shepard Ask the Lonely Ally McBeal OST 1998
211 Eminem Stan The Marshall Mathers LP 2000
212 The Pretenders Angel of the Morning Friends OST 1995
213 Joe Grushecky Homestead American Babylon 1995
214 The Fratellis Look Out Sunshine Here We Stand 2008
215 Barenaked Ladies Bull In A China Shop Barenaked Ladies Are Me 2006
216 Sam Philips Where the Colors Don’t Go Cruel Inventions 1991
217 Billy Joel Sleeping with the Television On Glass Houses 1980
218 The Gaslight Anthem Desire Handwritten 2012
219 Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Christmas All Over Again A Very Special Christmas 2 1992
220 Michael Jackson Man in the Mirror Bad 1987
221 Steps Neon Blue Tears on the Dancefloor 2017
222 The 88 At Least It Was Here Community OST 2010
223 Travis Tied to the ’90s Good Feeling 1997
224 Bowling for Soup Girl All the Bad Guys Want Drunk Enough to Dance 2002
225 The Drifters Saturday Night at the Movies (The Drifters single) 1964
226 El Vy Silent Ivy Hotel Return to the Moon 2015
227 The Divine Comedy Everybody Knows (Except You) A Short Album About Love 1997
228 ABBA Waterloo Waterloo 1974
229 The National Mistaken for Strangers Boxer 2007
230 Scooch More Than I Needed to Know Four Sure 2000
231 They Might Be Giants Mr. Me Lincoln 1988
232 Emmy the Great Phoenixes Second Love 2016
233 Eagle-Eye Cherry Been Here Once Before Living in the Present Future 2000
234 The Beach Boys When I Grow Up (To Be A Man) The Beach Boys Today! 1965
235 Chris Rea Driving Home For Christmas (Chris Rea single) 1988
236 R.E.M. Bad Day In Time: The Best of 1988-2003 2003
237 fun. The Gambler Aim & Ignite 2009
238 Barenaked Ladies Down to Earth Barenaked Ladies Are Men 2007
239 Frank Sinatra Summer Wind Strangers in the Night 1966
240 Michael Jackson Smooth Criminal Bad 1987
241 Meat Loaf Paradise by the Dashboard Light Bat Out of Hell 1977
242 Bruce Springsteen The Promised Land Darkness on the Edge of Town 1978
243 Ronnie Milsap A Legend in My Time A Legend in My Time 1975
244 They Might Be Giants Can’t Keep Johnny Down Join Us 2011
245 Sixpence None the Richer Kiss Me Sixpence None the Richer 1997
246 The Magic Numbers I See You, You See Me The Magic Numbers 2005
247 Against Me! True Trans Soul Rebel Transgender Dysphoria Blues 2014
248 Pulp Disco 2000 Different Class 1995
249 The Format She Doesn’t Get It Dog Problems 2006
250 U2 Angel of Harlem Rattle and Hum 1988
251 The Gaslight Anthem Orphans American Slang 2010
252 Barenaked Ladies Adrift Barenaked Ladies Are Me 2006
253 R.E.M. Nightswimming Automatic for the People 1992
254 The Magnetic Fields The Luckiest Guy On The Lower East Side 69 Love Songs 1999
255 Deacon Blue That’s What We Can Do The Hipsters 2012
256 Kanye West Runaway My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 2010
257 Guided by Voices Glad Girls Isolation Drills 2001
258 Ellis Paul The World Ain’t Slowing Down Me, Myself & Irene OST 2000
259 Dixie Chicks Not Ready to Make Nice Taking the Long Way 2006
260 Emmy the Great We Almost Had A Baby First Love 2009
261 They Might Be Giants No-One Knows My Plan John Henry 1994
262 U2 The Sweetest Thing (U2 single) 1987
263 Bruce Springsteen Lucky Town Lucky Town 1992
264 The Beach Boys Fun, Fun, Fun Shut Down Volume 2 1964
265 The National Demons Trouble Will Find Me 2013
266 The Gaslight Anthem Mae Handwritten 2012
267 Bleachers I Miss Those Days Gone Now 2017
268 The Fratellis Seven Nights Seven Days We Need Medicine 2013
269 Bruce Springsteen Better Days Lucky Town 1992
270 Phil Collins Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) Against All Odds OST 1983
271 Emmy the Great & Tim Wheeler Home for the Holidays This is Christmas 2011
272 ABBA Fernando (ABBA single) 1976
273 Guided by Voices The Best of Jill Hives Earthquake Glue 2003
274 Panic! At the Disco Nine in the Afternoon Pretty. Odd. 2008
275 Catatonia Don’t Need the Sunshine International Velvet 1998
276 Steven Page Clifton Springs Page One 2010
277 Barenaked Ladies Rule The World With Love Barenaked Ladies Are Me 2006
278 The Polyphonic Spree Lithium Wait EP 2006
279 The Gaslight Anthem Here’s Looking At You, Kid The ’59 Sound 2008
280 Bruce Springsteen Rocky Ground Wrecking Ball 2012
281 R.E.M. Find the River Automatic for the People 1992
282 Charlotte Nilsson Take Me to Your Heaven Charlotte 1999
283 Billy Bragg and Wilco Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key Mermaid Avenue 1998
284 Bon Jovi Livin’ on a Prayer Slippery When Wet 1986
285 Tony Christie Avenues and Alleyways The Protectors OST 1972
286 They Might Be Giants Memo to Human Resources The Spine 2004
287 Alphabeat Fascination This is Alphabeat 2007
288 Dixie Chicks Top of the World Home 2002
289 Brian Fallon Smoke Painkillers 2016
290 Bee Gees You Win Again E.S.P. 1987
291 The Corrs Summer Sunshine Borrowed Heaven 2004
292 Bruce Springsteen Brilliant Disguise Tunnel of Love 1988
293 The Ronettes Be My Baby Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica 1963
294 Morrissey Everyday Is Like Sunday Viva Hate 1988
295 The Left Banke Walk Away Renée Walk Away Renée/Pretty Ballerina 1967
296 Bruce Springsteen Sherry Darling The River 1980
297 Billy Joel The Entertainer Streetlife Serenade 1974
298 The Gaslight Anthem The ’59 Sound The ’59 Sound 2008
299 Jackson 5 I Want You Back Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5 1969
300 Barenaked Ladies Alternative Girlfriend Maybe You Should Drive 1995
301 Bruce Springsteen Girls in their Summer Clothes Magic 2007
302 Kanye West Devil in a New Dress My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 2010
303 R.E.M. Endgame Out of Time 1991
304 The National Conversation 16 High Violet 2010
305 Guided by Voices Teenage FBI Do the Collapse 1999
306 Sun Kil Moon Carry Me Ohio Ghosts of the Great Highway 2003
307 Animal Collective My Girls Merriweather Post Pavilion 2009
308 They Might Be Giants Hey Mr DJ, I Thought You Said We Had A Deal Don’t Let’s Start EP 1989
309 The Shires State Lines Brave 2015
310 Patrick Wolf House Lupercalia 2011
311 Weezer Island In The Sun Weezer 2001
312 Oasis Don’t Look Back In Anger (What’s the Story) Morning Glory 1995
313 The Fratellis Shameless Here We Stand 2008
314 Counting Crows Hanginaround This Desert Life 1999
315 Toploader Dancing in the Moonlight Onka’s Big Moka 1999
316 Katy Perry Dark Horse Prism 2013
317 Bruce Springsteen Long Time Comin’ Devils & Dust 2005
318 Brian Fallon Rosemary Painkillers 2016
319 Meat Loaf It Just Won’t Quit Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell 1993
320 Adrienne Pierce Arizona Small Fires 2002
321 Phil Collins Something Happened on the Way to Heaven …But Seriously 1989
322 Catatonia You’ve Got A Lot To Answer For Way Beyond Blue 1996
323 They Might Be Giants Someone Keeps Moving My Chair Flood 1990
324 Against Me! White Crosses White Crosses 2010
325 Keane Can’t Stop Now Hopes and Fears 2004
326 The Gaslight Anthem Boxer American Slang 2010
327 Meat Loaf You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth Bat Out of Hell 1977
328 Catatonia Bleed Way Beyond Blue 1996
329 Edison Lighthouse Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) (Edison Lighthouse single) 1970
330 Billy Joel The Downeaster “Alexa” Storm Front 1989
331 Veracocha Carte Blanche (Veracocha single) 1999
332 R.E.M. The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite Automatic for the People 1992
333 Julee Cruise Falling Floating into the Night 1989
334 The Isley Brothers This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You) This Old Heart of Mine 1966
335 Barenaked Ladies Ordinary All in Good Time 2010
336 They Might Be Giants Put Your Hand Inside The Puppet Head They Might Be Giants 1986
337 Jon Fratelli The Band Played Just For Me Psycho Jukebox 2011
338 Less Than Jake Overrated (Everything Is) In With the Out Crowd 2006
339 Geoff Byrd Plasti-Queens Shrinking Violets 2005
340 Barenaked Ladies Angry People Barenaked Ladies Are Men 2007
341 Cerys Matthews Blue Light Alarm Never Said Goodbye 2006
342 Los Campesinos! Death to Los Campesinos! Hold on Now, Youngster.. 2008
343 The Magnetic Fields Too Drunk to Dream Distortion 2008
344 Colin Hay Overkill Scrubs OST 2002
345 Bruce Springsteen Loose Ends Tracks 1998
346 The National Runaway High Violet 2010
347 Lily Allen Who’d Have Known It’s Not Me, It’s You 2009
348 Giorgio Moroder with Philip Oakey Together in Electric Dreams Electric Dreams OST 1984
349 Bruce Springsteen Hungry Heart The River 1980
350 Tim Minchin The Fence Live at the O2 2010
351 Billy Joel The Longest Time An Innocent Man 1983
352 R.E.M. Perfect Circle Murmur 1983
353 Bruce Springsteen Jungleland Born to Run 1975
354 They Might Be Giants Bangs Mink Car 2001
355 Ocean Colour Scene The Day We Caught the Train Moseley Shoals 1996
356 Less Than Jake Fall Apart In With the Out Crowd 2006
357 fun. Sight of the Sun Girls OST 2013
358 Marc Cohn Walking in Memphis Marc Cohn 1991
359 Radiohead No Surprises OK Computer 1997
360 Weird Al Yankovic Hardware Store Poodle Hat 2003
361 The Fratellis Slow Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied 2015
362 The Beautiful South Don’t Marry Her Blue is the Colour 1996
363 Barenaked Ladies I Saw It All in Good Time 2010
364 Band of Horses Factory Infinite Arms 2010
365 The Beatles Penny Lane Magical Mystery Tour 1967
366 Goldfinger Superman Hang-Ups 1997
367 Nil Lara Fighting for My Love Scrubs OST 2002
368 The Smiths Cemetry Gates The Queen is Dead 1986
369 Neil Young Sail Away Rust Never Sleeps 1979
370 They Might Be Giants I Palindrome I Apollo 18 1992
371 The Shires Tonight Brave 2015
372 David Guetta ft Sia Titanium Nothing But the Beat 2011
373 Bruce Springsteen Livin’ in the Future Magic 2007
374 Billy Joel Allentown The Nylon Curtain 1982
375 Toad the Wet Sprocket Walk on the Ocean fear 1991
376 LeAnn Rimes Suddenly Twisted Angel 2002
377 Pet Shop Boys Memory of the Future Elysium 2012
378 R.E.M. It Happened Today Collapse Into Now 2011
379 The Gaslight Anthem Selected Poems Get Hurt 2014
380 Lily Allen Chinese It’s Not Me, It’s You 2009
381 Barenaked Ladies Testing 1, 2, 3 Everything to Everyone 2003
382 M. Ward Epistemology Hold Time 2009
383 Wheatus Teenage Dirtbag Wheatus 2000
384 Vanessa Carlton A Thousand Miles Be Not Nobody 2002
385 Elliott Smith Say Yes Either/Or 1997
386 Men at Work Down Under Business as Usual 1981
387 Texas Summer Son The Hush 1999
388 The Echo-Friendly Same Mistakes Girls OST 2013
389 Alice Band One Day at a Time The Love Junk Store 2001
390 Taylor Swift Getaway Car Reputation 2017
391 Pet Shop Boys Suburbia Please 1986
392 The Weepies Gotta Have You Say I Am You 2006
393 Meat Loaf Good Girls Go to Heaven (Bad Girls Go Everywhere) Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell 1993
394 Bruce Springsteen The Ties That Bind The River 1980
395 fun. All the Pretty Girls Aim & Ignite 2009
396 Electric Light Orchestra Wild West Hero Out of the Blue 1977
397 Morrissey Staircase at the University World Peace is None of Your Business 2014
398 Billy Joel The River of Dreams River of Dreams 1993
399 The National Graceless Trouble Will Find Me 2013
400 R.E.M. Leave New Adventures in Hi-Fi 1996
401 The Beach Boys Sloop John B. Pet Sounds 1966
402 Billy Ocean Red Light Spells Danger City Limit 1980
403 Bruce Springsteen Night Born to Run 1975
404 Barenaked Ladies Helicopters Maroon 2000
405 Val Doonican Two Streets (Val Doonican single) 1967
406 Fleetwood Mac As Long As You Follow Greatest Hits 1988
407 Rick Astley Together Forever Whenever You Need Somebody 1987
408 The Beatles Eleanor Rigby Revolver 1966
409 Nate Ruess Great Big Storm Grand Romantic 2015
410 Gwen Stefani Cool Love. Angel. Music. Baby. 2004
411 Meat Loaf Everything Louder Than Everything Else Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell 1993
412 R.E.M. Texarkana Out of Time 1991
413 Fleetwood Mac Seven Wonders Tango in the Night 1987
414 They Might Be Giants I Should Be Allowed To Think John Henry 1994
415 The Gaslight Anthem Bring It On American Slang 2010
416 Elton John I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues Too Low for Zero 1983
417 The Cure Just Like Heaven Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me 1987
418 Reel Big Fish Good Thing Cheer Up! 2002
419 The Magic Numbers Love Me Like You The Magic Numbers 2005
420 She and Him This Is Not A Test Volume 1 2008
421 The Polyphonic Spree Section 12: Hold Me Now Together We’re Heavy 2004
422 Travis 3 Miles High Everything at Once 2016
423 Bruce Springsteen Jackson Cage The River 1980
424 Catatonia Jump or Be Sane (Catatonia single) 1997
425 The Magnetic Fields Papa was a Rodeo 69 Love Songs 1999
426 Ellie Campbell So Many Ways Ellie 1999
427 fun. Be Calm Aim & Ignite 2009
428 Meat Loaf What About Love Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose 2006
429 The Decemberists Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then) The Crane Wife 2006
430 R.E.M. New Test Leper New Adventures in Hi-Fi 1996
431 Big Bird & Alyson Court Easy Goin’ Day Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird OST 1985
432 Recliner Leaving Hollywood Tranquilizer 2006
433 Manic Street Preachers A Design For Life Everything Must Go 1996
434 Coconut Records Any Fun Davy 2009
435 Joe Grushecky No Strings Attached American Babylon 1995
436 Electric Light Orchestra Sweet Talkin’ Woman Out of the Blue 1977
437 Bruce Springsteen Waitin’ on a Sunny Day The Rising 2002
438 Childish Gambino Kids (Keep Up) Camp 2011
439 Barenaked Ladies I Have Learned All in Good Time 2010
440 The National All the Wine Alligator 2005
441 Bob Dylan Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 Blonde on Blonde 1966
442 The Polyphonic Spree Sonic Bloom Wait EP 2006
443 The Magic Numbers Mornings Eleven The Magic Numbers 2005
444 deadmau5 Strobe For Lack of a Better Name 2009
445 R.E.M. Radio Free Europe Murmur 1983
446 Wire Outdoor Miner Chairs Missing 1978
447 Britney Spears Lucky Oops!.. I Did It Again 2000
448 Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes This Time Baby’s Gone For Good Hearts of Stone 1978
449 Hem Not California Funnel Cloud 2006
450 Dr. Dre Talking to My Diary Compton 2015
451 Cerys Matthews Arlington Way Don’t Look Down 2009
452 Coldplay Viva La Vida Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends 2008
453 The Fratellis Chelsea Dagger Costello Music 2006
454 I’m From Barcelona The Painter Let Me Introduce My Friends 2006
455 Sugar Hoover Dam Copper Blue 1992
456 Eminem Lose Yourself 8 Mile OST 2002
457 The Gaslight Anthem Howl Handwritten 2012
458 Weird Al Yankovic Everything You Know Is Wrong Bad Hair Day 1996
459 Jon Fratelli Magic and Mayhem Psycho Jukebox 2011
460 Lighthouse Family High Postcards from Heaven 1997
461 Danny and the Champions of the World Soul in the City Hearts & Arrows 2011
462 Brian Fallon Tin Pan Alley Georgia EP 2016
463 Barenaked Ladies This Is Where It Ends Born on a Pirate Ship 1996
464 Keane Spiralling Perfect Symmetry 2008
465 fun. I Wanna Be The One Aim & Ignite 2009
466 The National Bloodbuzz Ohio High Violet 2010
467 Teenage Fanclub The Concept Bandwagonesque 1991
468 Interpol Next Exit Antics 2004
469 The Magic Numbers Love’s A Game The Magic Numbers 2005
470 The Gaslight Anthem The Backseat The ’59 Sound 2008
471 Morrissey I’m OK By Myself Years of Refusal 2009
472 R.E.M. Life and How to Live It Fables of the Reconstruction 1985
473 Carbon Leaf Mary Mac Echo Echo 2001
474 Danny and the Champions of the World You Don’t Know (My Heart is in the Right Place) Hearts & Arrows 2011
475 Vonda Shepard Hooked On A Feeling Ally McBeal OST 1998
476 The Killers This River is Wild Sam’s Town 2006
477 They Might Be Giants Love Is Eternity Dial-A-Song 2004
478 Frankie Avalon Beauty School Dropout Grease OST 1978
479 The Format Time Bomb Dog Problems 2006
480 Lady Gaga Poker Face The Fame 2008
481 Bruce Springsteen I Wish I Were Blind Lucky Town 1992
482 The Magnetic Fields I Looked All Over Town i 2004
483 The Magnetic Fields The Nun’s Litany Distortion 2008
484 R.E.M. We Walk Murmur 1983
485 Divinyls I Touch Myself Divinyls 1990
486 Brian Fallon Painkillers Painkillers 2016
487 Danny and the Champions of the World (Never Stop Building) That Old Space Rocket Stay True 2013
488 The Shins So Says I Chutes Too Narrow 2003
489 Ludovico Einaudi Experience (Starkey Remix) In a Time Lapse: The Remixes 2013
490 Cocteau Twins Cherry-Coloured Funk Heaven or Las Vegas 1990
491 Ramones My Brain is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg) Animal Boy 1985
492 Patrick Wolf The City Lupercalia 2011
493 Childish Gambino Fire Fly Camp 2011
494 The Housemartins Happy Hour London 0 Hull 4 1986
495 Morrissey One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell Years of Refusal 2009
496 Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes Without Love This Time It’s for Real 1977
497 Leigh Nash Angel Tonight Blue on Blue 2006
498 The Fratellis Ole’ Black and Blue Eyes Costello Music 2006
499 fun. All Alright Some Nights 2012
500 Phil Collins I Wish It Would Rain Down …But Seriously 1989
501 R.E.M. Wall of Death Beat the Retreat 1994
502 Guided by Voices Chasing Heather Crazy Isolation Drills 2001
503 David Bowie Life on Mars? Hunky Dory 1971
504 Emmy the Great 24 First Love 2009
505 The Gaslight Anthem Old Haunts American Slang 2010
506 Bruce Springsteen Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle 1973
507 Boyzone Love Me For A Reason Said and Done 1995
508 Natalie Imbruglia Glorious Glorious: The Singles 97-07 2007
509 Bryan Adams This Side of Paradise Room Service 2004
510 The Shins Kissing the Lipless Chutes Too Narrow 2003
511 Bleachers Wake Me Strange Desire 2014
512 Barenaked Ladies Celebrity Everything to Everyone 2003
513 Coconut Records Easy Girl Nighttiming 2007
514 They Might Be Giants Everything Right Is Wrong Again They Might Be Giants 1986
515 The Hold Steady Big Cig Teeth Dreams 2014
516 The National I Should Live in Salt Trouble Will Find Me 2013
517 Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Even the Losers Damn the Torpedoes 1979
518 Morrissey Alma Matters Maladjusted 1997
519 Brian Fallon Red Lights Painkillers 2016
520 Smallpools Killer Whales LOVETAP! 2015
521 Alphabeat 10,000 Nights This is Alphabeat 2007
522 Scooch For Sure Four Sure 2000
523 Keane Perfect Symmetry Perfect Symmetry 2008
524 Travis What Will Come Everything at Once 2016
525 Carbon Leaf Blue Ridge Laughing Ether-Electrified Porch Music 1999
526 The Magnetic Fields I Don’t Really Love You Anymore i 2004
527 The Fratellis Lupe Brown Here We Stand 2008
528 Lady Gaga Bad Romance The Fame Monster 2009
529 Lightning Seeds Sugar Coated Iceberg Dizzy Heights 1996
530 ABBA The Winner Takes It All Super Trouper 1980
531 The Police Every Breath You Take Synchronicity 1983
532 Bleachers I Wanna Get Better Strange Desire 2014
533 Humate Love Stimulation (Paul van Dyk Mix) Cielo: Sunrise 1998
534 Bruce Springsteen The Wish Tracks 1998
535 Semisonic Closing Time Feeling Strangely Fine 1998
536 Kanye West Bound II Yeezus 2013
537 Against Me! We’re Breaking Up White Crosses 2010
538 Meat Loaf Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell 1993
539 R.E.M. I’ll Take the Rain Reveal 2001
540 Phillip Bailey with Phil Collins Easy Lover Chinese Wall 1984
541 Marillion Kayleigh Misplaced Childhood 1985
542 Leona Lewis One More Sleep Christmas, with Love 2013
543 Barenaked Ladies Say What You Want Silverball 2015
544 Emmy the Great Social Halo Second Love 2016
545 Tommy Tutone 867-5309 (Jenny) Tommy Tutone 2 1981
546 Communards Don’t Leave Me This Way Communards 1986
547 Bruce Springsteen Ain’t Good Enough For You The Promise 2010
548 Britney Spears Oops!.. I Did It Again Oops!.. I Did It Again 2000
549 Eminem The Way I Am The Marshall Mathers LP 2000
550 Alanis Morissette Head Over Feet Jagged Little Pill 1995
551 Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me) The Best Years of Our Lives 1975
552 Los Campesinos! My Year in Lists Hold on Now, Youngster.. 2008
553 Shawn Mullins All in My Head Scrubs OST 2002
554 Against Me! I Was A Teenage Anarchist White Crosses 2010
555 Steps Love’s Got A Hold On My Heart Steptacular 1999
556 Butch Walker East Coast Girl Stay Gold 2016
557 Green Day Minority Warning 2000
558 Cindy Bullens It’s Raining on Prom Night Grease OST 1978
559 Prince Little Red Corvette 1999 1982
560 Taylor Swift King of My Heart Reputation 2017
561 Robbie Williams Sexed Up Escapology 2002
562 The Ark The Worrying Kind Prayer for the Weekend 2007
563 Counting Crows Mrs. Potter’s Lullaby This Desert Life 1999
564 Jimmy Eat World Pol Roger Integrity Blues 2016
565 Darker My Love Snow is Falling The Christmas Gig 2010
566 They Might Be Giants Museum of Idiots The Spine 2004
567 Sha-Na-Na Tears on My Pillow Grease OST 1978
568 R.E.M. The Outsiders Around the Sun 2004
569 The National Pink Rabbits Trouble Will Find Me 2013
570 They Might Be Giants ‘Til My Head Falls Off Factory Showroom 1996
571 Adam Rickitt I Breathe Again Good Times 1999
572 Billy Coulter It’s Christmas Day Holiday Feast Vol. 8 2005
573 The Clash Hitsville UK Sandinista! 1980
574 Mika Grace Kelly Life in Cartoon Motion 2007
575 Queen Killer Queen Sheer Heart Attack 1974
576 Roger Whittaker Durham Town New World in the Morning 1971
577 Smallpools Million Bucks The Science of Letting Go EP 2017
578 Elaine Paige & Barbara Dixon I Know Him So Well Chess OST 1984
579 Boyzone Key to My Life Said and Done 1995
580 Against Me! Paralytic States Transgender Dysphoria Blues 2014
581 Billy Joel All About Soul (Remix) River of Dreams 1993
582 The Gaslight Anthem Here Comes My Man Handwritten 2012
583 Robbie Williams Strong I’ve Been Expecting You 1998
584 Bruce Springsteen Where The Bands Are Tracks 1998
585 Bleachers Don’t Take the Money Gone Now 2017
586 Gareth Gates Anyone of Us (Stupid Mistake) What My Heart Wants to Say 2002
587 Emmy the Great & Tim Wheeler Snowflakes This is Christmas 2011
588 Barenaked Ladies Sell Sell Sell Maroon 2000
589 Meat Loaf If God Could Talk Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose 2006
590 R.E.M. Time After Time (Annelise) Reckoning 1984
591 Neil Sedaka Breaking Up is Hard to Do (Neil Sedaka single) 1962
592 Morrissey The Bullfighter Dies World Peace is None of Your Business 2014
593 Johnny Cash I Hung My Head American IV: The Man Comes Around 2002
594 Billy Joel Summer, Highland Falls Turnstiles 1976
595 The Horrible Crowes Behold the Hurricane Elsie 2011
596 Bruce Springsteen Meet Me in the City The River Outtakes 2015
597 The Killers Mr. Brightside Hot Fuss 2004
598 ABBA Lay All Your Love On Me Super Trouper 1980
599 Phil Collins Two Hearts Buster OST 1988
600 The Magnetic Fields Yeah! Oh, Yeah! 69 Love Songs 1999
601 Band of Horses Laredo Infinite Arms 2010
602 Better Than Ezra A Lifetime Before the Robots 2005
603 Danny and the Champions of the World Heart and Arrow Hearts & Arrows 2011
604 Keane This Is The Last Time Hopes and Fears 2004
605 Steps Back to You Step One 1998
606 The Fratellis Flathead Costello Music 2006
607 They Might Be Giants The World’s Address Lincoln 1988
608 Belinda Carlisle Heaven is a Place on Earth Heaven on Earth 1987
609 Bryan Adams Summer of ’69 Reckless 1984
610 Nate Ruess Nothing Without Love Grand Romantic 2015
611 Jimmy Eat World Through Integrity Blues 2016
612 The Decemberists 16 Military Wives Picaresque 2005
613 The Cure Friday I’m In Love Wish 1992
614 Scooch One of These Days Four Sure 2000
615 Emmy the Great Mia First Love 2009
616 Steps It’s the Way You Make Me Feel Buzz 2000
617 Weird Al Yankovic The Night Santa Went Crazy Bad Hair Day 1996
618 Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes This Time It’s For Real This Time It’s for Real 1977
619 Simple Plan Grow Up Scooby-Doo OST 2002
620 Taylor Swift Love Story Fearless 2008
621 Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx Nightcall Drive OST 2011
622 No Doubt Don’t Speak Tragic Kingdom 1995
623 ABBA Super Trouper Super Trouper 1980
624 The Beatles All You Need is Love Magical Mystery Tour 1967
625 The Gaslight Anthem Mulholland Drive Handwritten 2012
626 They Might Be Giants Why Must I Be Sad? John Henry 1994
627 Billy Joel Miami 2017 (I’ve Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway) Turnstiles 1976
628 Take That Rule The World Beautiful World 2006
629 U2 With Or Without You The Joshua Tree 1987
630 Ronald Reed Jackson Cold New Orleans Rain Cold New Orleans Rain 2002
631 Barenaked Ladies Get Back Up Silverball 2015
632 Ryan Adams Gimme Something Good Ryan Adams 2014
633 Sugar Helpless Copper Blue 1992
634 Joe 90 Drive Dream This 1999
635 The Polyphonic Spree Section 24: The Fragile Army The Fragile Army 2007
636 The Gaslight Anthem I Coulda Been A Contender Sink or Swim 2007
637 The National The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness Sleep Well Beast 2017
638 Smallpools Passenger Side The Science of Letting Go EP 2017
639 Brian Fallon Forget Me Not Sleepwalkers 2018
640 Barenaked Ladies Maybe You’re Right Barenaked Ladies Are Me 2006
641 Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Here Comes My Girl Damn the Torpedoes 1979
642 Taylor Swift Dress Reputation 2017
643 Steps Story of a Heart Tears on the Dancefloor 2017
644 La La Land Someone in the Crowd La La Land OST 2016
645 Jimmy Eat World It Matters Integrity Blues 2016
646 They Might Be Giants Meet James Ensor John Henry 1994
647 Jimmy Eat World Hear You Me Bleed American 2001
648 Butch Walker Can We Just Not Talk About Last Night Stay Gold 2016
649 Bruce Springsteen Roulette Tracks 1998
650 They Might Be Giants We’re The Replacements Miscellaneous T 1987
651 Barenaked Ladies Boomerang Grinning Streak 2013
652 The Gaslight Anthem Rollin’ and Tumblin’ Get Hurt 2014
653 The Fratellis Until She Saves My Soul We Need Medicine 2013
654 The Human League Don’t You Want Me Dare 1981
655 R.E.M. Losing My Religion Out of Time 1991
656 Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Learning to Fly Into the Great Wide Open 1991
657 Cerys Matthews A Captain Needs a Ship Don’t Look Down 2009
658 El Vy It’s a Game Return to the Moon 2015
659 Travis Flowers in the Window The Invisible Band 2001
660 Tal Bachman She’s So High Tal Bachman 1999
661 R.E.M. Shaking Through Murmur 1983
662 Cerys Matthews Open Roads Never Said Goodbye 2006
663 The Beach Boys Help Me Rhonda The Beach Boys Today! 1965
664 Bruce Springsteen The Ghost of Tom Joad The Ghost of Tom Joad 1995
665 Guided by Voices Motor Away Alien Lanes 1995
666 Steps Last Thing on My Mind Step One 1998
667 The Undertones Teenage Kicks The Undertones 1978
668 Meat Loaf Prize Fight Lover (Meat Loaf single) 2010
669 Morrissey It’s Not Your Birthday Anymore Years of Refusal 2009
670 Phil Collins Another Day in Paradise …But Seriously 1989
671 Barenaked Ladies Take It Outside Everything to Everyone 2003
672 Sheena Easton Morning Train (9 to 5) Take My Time 1980
673 The Beatles Please Please Me Please Please Me 1963
674 Vonda Shepard Searchin’ My Soul Ally McBeal OST 1998
675 The National Heavenfaced Trouble Will Find Me 2013
676 They Might Be Giants Man It’s So Loud In Here Mink Car 2001
677 Neil Sedaka Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen (Neil Sedaka single) 1961
678 The Fratellis She’s Not Gone Yet But She’s Leaving We Need Medicine 2013
679 Stevie Wonder Superstition Talking Book 1972
680 George Michael Careless Whisper Make it Big 1984
681 Counting Crows American Girls Hard Candy 2002
682 The Corrs Humdrum Borrowed Heaven 2004
683 Sugababes About You Now Change 2007
684 Travis Side The Invisible Band 2001
685 Bowling for Soup 1985 A Hangover You Don’t Deserve 2004
686 Britney Spears ..Baby One More Time …Baby One More Time 1999
687 Gary U.S. Bonds Soul Deep On the Line 1982
688 ABBA Ring Ring Ring Ring 1973
689 Arctic Monkeys When the Sun Goes Down Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not 2006
690 R.E.M. Half A World Away Out of Time 1991
691 Band of Horses Compliments Infinite Arms 2010
692 The Beautiful South Perfect 10 Quench 1998
693 The Gaslight Anthem 1,000 Years Get Hurt 2014
694 The Fratellis Imposters (Little by Little) Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied 2015
695 Peter Sarstedt Where Do You Go To My Lovely Where Do You Go To My Lovely 1969
696 Smallpools Mason Jar LOVETAP! 2015
697 Sugar Ray Every Morning 14:59 1999
698 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division single) 1980
699 Lolly Per Sempre Amore (Forever in Love) Pick’n’Mix 2000
700 The Magnetic Fields You Must Be Out Of Your Mind Realism 2010
701 They Might Be Giants Spiraling Shape Factory Showroom 1996
702 U2 One Tree Hill The Joshua Tree 1987
703 Weird Al Yankovic Frank’s 2000″ TV Alapalooza 1993
704 Bruce Springsteen Tougher than the Rest Tunnel of Love 1987
705 Barenaked Ladies Bringing it Home Fake Nudes 2017
706 Keane Sovereign Light Café Strangeland 2012
707 Meat Loaf Bad for Good Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose 2006
708 M People Search for the Hero Bizarre Fruit 1994
709 Mariah Carey All I Want For Christmas Is You Merry Christmas 1994
710 Simple Minds Don’t You Forget About Me The Breakfast Club OST 1985
711 The Gaslight Anthem Miles Davis & the Cool The ’59 Sound 2008
712 Michael Jackson Human Nature Thriller 1982
713 Lady Gaga Paparazzi The Fame 2008
714 A-ha The Living Daylights Stay on These Roads 1987
715 R.E.M. I’ve Been High Reveal 2001
716 The National Lemonworld High Violet 2010
717 U2 I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For The Joshua Tree 1987
718 Carpenters Superstar Carpenters 1971
719 The Casuals Jesamine Hour World 1968
720 Shania Twain Whatever You Do! Don’t! Come on Over 1997
721 Kiss Crazy Crazy Nights Crazy Nights 1987
722 James Sit Down Gold Mother 1990
723 Emmy the Great Swimming Pool Second Love 2016
724 Darlene Love Forbidden Nights Introducing Darlene Love 2015
725 Beyonce & Jay-Z Drunk in Love Beyonce 2013
726 Elvis Presley In the Ghetto From Elvis in Memphis 1969
727 Frank Sinatra Strangers in the Night Strangers in the Night 1966
728 Less Than Jake Mostly Memories In With the Out Crowd 2006
729 Guided by Voices The Official Ironmen Rally Song Under the Bushes Under the Stars 1996
730 Los Campesinos! Straight In at 101 Romance is Boring 2010
731 Strawberry Alarm Clock Incense and Peppermints Incense and Peppermints 1967
732 The Beta Band Dry the Rain Champion Versions 1997
733 The Fall Wings Perverted by Language 1983
734 Vonda Shepard I Only Want to Be With You Ally McBeal OST 1998
735 The Pretenders Back on the Chain Gang Learning to Crawl 1984
736 The Gaslight Anthem The Queen of Lower Chelsea American Slang 2010
737 Katy Perry Waking Up In Vegas One of the Boys 2008
738 The Animals House of the Rising Sun The Animals 1964
739 The Magnetic Fields Meaningless 69 Love Songs 1999
740 Pet Shop Boys What Have I Done to Deserve This? Actually 1987
741 Barenaked Ladies Never is Enough Stunt 1998
742 Billy Joel Tell Her About It An Innocent Man 1983
743 Bruce Springsteen Kingdom of Days Working on a Dream 2009
744 Barry Manilow I Write the Songs Tryin’ to Get the Feeling 1975
745 Deep Blue Something Breakfast At Tiffany’s 11th Song 1993
746 Against Me! Thrash Unreal New Wave 2007
747 John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John Summer Nights Grease OST 1978
748 R.E.M. Strange Currencies Monster 1994
749 Shakira Whenever, Wherever Laundry Service 2001
750 Starship We Built This City Knee Deep in the Hoopla 1985
751 Neil Sedaka Calendar Girl (Neil Sedaka single) 1961
752 The National Fake Empire Boxer 2007
753 Elvis Costello Veronica Spike 1989
754 Underworld Born Slippy .NUXX Trainspotting OST 1995
755 Roger Whittaker I Don’t Believe in If Anymore I Don’t Believe in If Anymore 1970
756 Jimmy Eat World Sweetness Bleed American 2001
757 Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova Falling Slowly Once OST 2006
758 Catatonia Mulder & Scully International Velvet 1998
759 Bryan Adams She’s a Little Too Good For Me Room Service 2004
760 Bonnie Tyler Total Eclipse of the Heart Faster than the Speed of Night 1983
761 They Might Be Giants Answer Glean 2015
762 Bruce Springsteen The Promise 18 Tracks 1999
763 Bleachers Goodmorning Gone Now 2017
764 Band of Horses NW Apt. Infinite Arms 2010
765 Billy Joel This is the Time The Bridge 1986
766 Fleetwood Mac Everywhere Tango in the Night 1987
767 Electric Light Orchestra Strange Magic Face the Music 1975
768 The Jam Going Underground Setting Sons 1979
769 Tears for Fears Head Over Heels Songs from the Big Chair 1985
770 The Muppets Rainbow Connection The Muppet Movie OST 1979
771 The Police Every Little Thing She Does is Magic Ghost in the Machine 1981
772 TLC No Scrubs FanMail 1999
773 Maroon 5 Won’t Go Home Without You It Won’t Be Soon Before Long 2007
774 R.E.M. Make it All Okay Around the Sun 2004
775 Less Than Jake Hopeless Case In With the Out Crowd 2006
776 Meat Loaf Cry Over Me Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose 2006
777 Jason Downs ft. Milk White Boy with a Feather White Boy with a Feather 2001
778 Barenaked Ladies Maybe Katie Everything to Everyone 2003
779 Joe Grushecky Coming Down Maria American Babylon 1995
780 Kate Bush Wuthering Heights The Kick Inside 1978
781 Maroon 5 The Man Who Never Lied Overexposed 2012
782 Pet Shop Boys New York City Boy Nightlife 1999
783 Scooch The Best is Yet to Come Four Sure 2000
784 The Beach Boys California Girls Distortion 2008
785 The Fratellis Jeannie Nitro We Need Medicine 2013
786 They Might Be Giants Mammal Apollo 18 1992
787 The Magic Numbers A Start With No Ending The Runaway 2010
788 Whitney Houston I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) Whitney 1987
789 Bruce Springsteen Happy Tracks 1998
790 Die Arzte Vorbei ist Vorbei Jazz ist anders 2007
791 The Magnetic Fields Busby Berkeley Dreams 69 Love Songs 1999
792 Boyzone All That I Need Where We Belong 1998
793 Billy Joel An Innocent Man An Innocent Man 1983
794 ABBA S.O.S. ABBA 1975
795 Backstreet Boys I Want it That Way Millennium 1999
796 Atomic Kitten Whole Again Right Now 2000
797 Nate Ruess Harsh Light Grand Romantic 2015
798 Lady Gaga Just Dance The Fame 2008
799 The Gaslight Anthem 45 Handwritten 2012
800 Tom Jones I’m Coming Home (Tom Jones single) 1967
801 Robbie Williams No Regrets I’ve Been Expecting You 1998
802 Steps After the Love Has Gone Steptacular 1999
803 fun. Benson Hedges Aim & Ignite 2009
804 Meat Loaf Out of the Frying Pan (And Into the Fire) Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell 1993
805 All Saints Pure Shores Saints & Sinners 2000
806 Prince 1999 1999 1982
807 Dolly Parton Here You Come Again Here You Come Again 1977
808 Elton John Sacrifice Sleeping with the Past 1989
809 Caprice Once Around the Sun (Caprice single) 2001
810 Jackson 5 A,B,C ABC 1970
811 Billy Joel My Life 52nd Street 1978
812 Bob Dylan Tangled Up in Blue Blood on the Tracks 1975
813 The Foundations Build Me Up Buttercup Build Me Up Buttercup 1968
814 The Proclaimers I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) Sunshine on Leith 1988
815 Blondie Maria No Exit 1999
816 Billy Joel Sometimes a Fantasy Glass Houses 1980
817 They Might Be Giants Doctor Worm Severe Tire Damage 1998
818 The Offspring Why Don’t You Get A Job? Americana 1998
819 Griffin House The Guy That Says Goodbye to You Is Out of His Mind Homecoming 2006
820 No Doubt Bathwater Return of Saturn 2000
821 Barenaked Ladies Golden Boy All in Good Time 2010
822 Elvis Presley Can’t Help Falling in Love With You Blue Hawaii 1961
823 Bruce Springsteen Two Hearts The River 1980
824 Electric Light Orchestra Mr Blue Sky Out of the Blue 1977
825 Kanye West Monster My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 2010
826 The La’s There She Goes The La’s 1990
827 Queen You’re My Best Friend A Night at the Opera 1975
828 Smallpools Over and Over LOVETAP! 2015
829 Bruce Springsteen Prove it All Night Darkness on the Edge of Town 1978
830 Boomtown Rats Rat Trap A Tonic for the Troops 1978
831 The Traveling Wilburys End of the Line Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 1988
832 The Verve Bitter Sweet Symphony Urban Hymns 1997
833 Sugar Changes Copper Blue 1992
834 The Beatles Hello Goodbye Magical Mystery Tour 1967
835 The Drifters Save the Last Dance for Me Save the Last Dance for Me 1960
836 She and Him Sentimental Heart Volume 1 2008
837 Roy Orbison Crying Crying 1961
838 Jeff Buckley Corpus Christi Carol Grace 1994
839 Eminem The Real Slim Shady The Marshall Mathers LP 2000
840 R.E.M. Oh My Heart Collapse Into Now 2011
841 Madness Lovestruck Wonderful 1999
842 Neil Young Like a Hurricane American Stars ‘n Bars 1977
843 Bee Gees For Whom the Bell Tolls Size Isn’t Everything 1993
844 Against Me! Black Me Out Transgender Dysphoria Blues 2014
845 They Might Be Giants I Left My Body I Like Fun 2018
846 Charlie Rich The Most Beautiful Girl in the World Behind Closed Doors 1973
847 Carbon Leaf On Any Given Day Echo Echo 2001
848 Phil Collins A Groovy Kind of Love Buster OST 1988
849 Fleetwood Mac Little Lies Tango in the Night 1987
850 The Shins Phantom Limb Wincing the Night Away 2007
851 Vonda Shepard Rainy Days Chinatown 2002
852 Alanis Morissette Ironic Jagged Little Pill 1995
853 Brenton Wood The Oogbum Boogum Song Oogum Boogum 1996
854 Brian Fallon Watson Sleepwalkers 2018
855 Emmy the Great & Tim Wheeler (Don’t Call Me) Mrs Christmas This is Christmas 2011
856 Hot Chocolate I’ll Put You Together Again Every 1’s a Winner 1978
857 The Gaslight Anthem Casanova, Baby! The ’59 Sound 2008
858 The Crystals Then He Kissed Me He’s a Rebel 1963
859 Simon & Garfunkel The Sound of Silence Sounds of Silence 1965
860 Magic Kids Candy Memphis 2010
861 The Beatles I Want to Hold Your Hand Meet the Beatles! 1963
862 R.E.M. Harborcoat Reckoning 1984
863 Gerry Rafferty Baker Street City to City 1978
864 U2 I’ll Go Crazy if I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight No Line on the Horizon 2009
865 Black Wonderful Life Wonderful Life 1987
866 ABBA I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do ABBA 1975
867 Daniel Powter Bad Day Daniel Powter 2005
868 Melanie Thornton Wonderful Dream (Holidays are Coming) Ready to Fly 2001
869 They Might Be Giants She’s An Angel They Might Be Giants 1986
870 G Tom Mac Half G Tom Mac 2000
871 The Smiths The Boy with the Thorn in His Side The Queen is Dead 1986
872 Dave Hause With You Bury Me in Philly 2017
873 Jimmy Eat World A Praise Chorus Bleed American 2001
874 Ash Burn Baby Burn Free All Angels 2001
875 J. Geils Band Centerfold Freeze Frame 1981
876 The Beach Boys Good Vibrations (The Beach Boys single) 1966
877 Bleachers Wild Heart Strange Desire 2014
878 Mike Oldfield Moonlight Shadow Crises 1983
879 The National I’ll Still Destroy You Sleep Well Beast 2017
880 Bruce Springsteen How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions 2006
881 Ashanti Foolish Ashanti 2002
882 Barenaked Ladies The Humour of the Situation Maroon 2000
883 Vonda Shepard Neighborhood Ally McBeal OST 1998
884 The Magnetic Fields If You Don’t Cry 69 Love Songs 1999
885 The Psychedelic Furs Love My Way Forever Now 1982
886 Razorlight America Razorlight 2006
887 Survivor Eye of the Tiger Eye of the Tiger 1982
888 Bob Dylan Like A Rolling Stone Highway 61 Revisited 1965
889 The Byrds Mr Tambourine Man Mr Tambourine Man 1965
890 Radiohead Creep Pablo Honey 1993
891 Bruce Springsteen Janey, Don’t You Lose Heart Tracks 1998
892 Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five The Message The Message 1982
893 The Killers Spaceman Day & Age 2008
894 R.E.M. Man on the Moon Automatic for the People 1992
895 Grin All Out All Out 1973
896 The Gaslight Anthem Helter Skeleton Get Hurt 2014
897 Morrissey Irish Blood, English Heart You Are the Quarry 2004
898 Elton John Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me Caribou 1974
899 Crowded House Don’t Dream It’s Over Crowded House 1986
900 The Beatles Hey Jude (The Beatles single) 1968
901 They Might Be Giants Another First Kiss Mink Car 2001
902 The Who Baba O’Riley Who’s Next 1971
903 Pink Just Give Me A Reason The Truth About Love 2012
904 Blink-182 All the Small Things Enema of the State 1999
905 Lady Gaga Hair Born This Way 2011
906 Mac Davis Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me 1972
907 Tim Minchin Rock’n’Roll Nerd DarkSide 2005
908 Val Doonican What Would I Be (Val Doonican single) 1965
909 Robbie Williams Candy Take the Crown 2012
910 Sam Cooke Another Saturday Night Ain’t That Good News 1963
911 R.E.M. The Great Beyond Man on the Moon OST 1999
912 Meat Loaf Read ‘Em and Weep Dead Ringer 1981
913 Cerys Matthews Smash the Glass Don’t Look Down 2009
914 Bert Jansch In the Bleak Mid-Winter (Bert Jansch single) 1975
915 Alanis Morissette Hand in My Pocket Jagged Little Pill 1995
916 Blondie Dreaming Eat to the Beat 1979
917 Band of Horses Hag Why Are You OK 2016
918 Steps Scared of the Dark Tears on the Dancefloor 2017
919 Bruce Springsteen Atlantic City Nebraska 1982
920 The Records Starry Eyes Shades in Bed 1979
921 Whitney Houston It’s Not Right But It’s OK My Love is Your Love 1998
922 The Magnetic Fields I Think I Need a New Heart i 2004
923 Emmy the Great Never Go Home Second Love 2016
924 Buzzcocks Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve) Love Bites 1978
925 Elvis Presley Suspicious Minds (Elvis Presley single) 1969
926 Pet Shop Boys Being Boring Behaviour 1990
927 Ryan Adams Kim Ryan Adams 2014
928 The Clash Should I Stay or Should I Go Combat Rock 1982
929 They Might Be Giants Your Racist Friend Flood 1990
930 Ben E. King Stand By Me Don’t Play That Song! 1961
931 Jeff Rosenstock Beating My Head Against A Wall POST- 2018
932 R.E.M. How the West Was Won and Where It Got Us New Adventures in Hi-Fi 1996
933 Keane Somewhere Only We Know Hopes and Fears 2004
934 Wizzard See My Baby Jive Wizzard Brew 1973
935 Carole King Where You Lead Tapestry 1971
936 John Lennon Imagine Imagine 1971
937 Ultravox Vienna Vienna 1980
938 Barenaked Ladies Some Fantastic Stunt 1998
939 The Replacements Bastards of Young Tim 1985
940 They Might Be Giants They’ll Need A Crane Lincoln 1988
941 The Fratellis Baby Fratelli Costello Music 2006
942 Bonnie Tyler Rebel Without a Clue Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire 1986
943 Israel Kamakawiwo’ole Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World Ka ‘Ano’i 1990
944 Sum 41 Fat Lip All Killer No Filler 2001
945 Count to Infinity Nightfall Exploding Plastic Inevitable 2001
946 Patsy Cline I Fall to Pieces Showcase 1961
947 TLC Unpretty FanMail 1999
948 Frank Sinatra In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning In the Wee Small Hours 1955
949 R.E.M. Supernatural Superserious Accelerate 2008
950 Wyclef Jean Perfect Gentleman The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book 2000
951 The Gaslight Anthem Stay Lucky American Slang 2010
952 Hybrid Finished Symphony Wide Angle 1999
953 Bruce Springsteen My Hometown Born in the USA 1984
954 Madonna Material Girl Life A Virgin 1984
955 The Who I Can’t Explain (The Who single) 1964
956 Prince When Doves Cry Purple Rain 1984
957 Buddy Holly & the Crickets That’ll Be The Day The “Chirping” Crickets 1957
958 Glen Campbell Wichita Lineman Wichita Lineman 1968
959 The Love Affair Everlasting Love The Everlasting Love Affair 1967
960 LCD Soundsystem All My Friends Sound of Silver 2007
961 Marvin Gaye I Heard it Through the Grapevine In the Groove 1968
962 The Beach Boys I Get Around All Summer Long 1964
963 Morrissey Roy’s Keen Maladjusted 1997
964 Explosions in the Sky Your Hand in Mine The Earth is Not A Cold Dead Place 2003
965 Clout Substitute Substitute 1978
966 Bruce Springsteen Open All Night Nebraska 1982
967 Alice Deejay Better Off Alone Who Needs Guitars Anyway? 1998
968 R.E.M. Gardening at Night Murmur 1983
969 Uh Huh Her Dreamer Common Reaction 2008
970 The Fratellis Laughing Gas In Your Own Sweet Time 2018
971 Simon & Garfunkel Homeward Bound Sounds of Silence 1966
972 Barenaked Ladies Brian Wilson Gordon 1992
973 Warren Zevon Play It All Night Long Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School 1980
974 Bob Dylan It Ain’t Me Babe Another Side of Bob Dylan 1964
975 Bruce Springsteen Growin’ Up Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ 1973
976 Marvin Gaye What’s Going On What’s Going On 1971
977 Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Want to Have Fun She’s So Unusual 1983
978 Jenny Lewis Just One of the Guys The Voyager 2014
979 The Zombies She’s Not There Begin Here 1964
980 Flogging Molly If I Ever Leave This World Alive Drunken Lullabies 2002
981 Dave Brubeck Quartet Take Five Time Out 1959
982 M.I.A. Paper Planes Kala 2007
983 Tears for Fears Everybody Wants to Rule the World Songs from the Big Chair 1985
984 Fotomaker Where Have You Been All My Life Fotomaker 1972
985 The Four Tops Reach Out I’ll Be There Reach Out 1966
986 Sugarhill Gang Rapper’s Delight Sugarhill Gang 1979
987 R.E.M. So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry) Reckoning 1984
988 M83 Midnight City Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming 2011
989 Derek and the Dominos Layla Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs 1970
990 George Harrison Got My Mind Set On You Cloud Nine 1987
991 Aretha Franklin Respect I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You 1967
992 Martha and the Vandellas Dancing in the Street Dance Party 1964
993 The Bangles Manic Monday Different Light 1986
994 ABBA If It Wasn’t for the Nights Voulez-Vous 1979
995 Elvis Costello The Other Side of Summer Mighty Like A Rose 1991
996 Troye Sivan Strawberries and Cigarettes Love, Simon OST 2018
997 The Smiths Panic (The Smiths single) 1986
998 The Temptations My Girl (The Temptations single) 1964
999 Bruce Springsteen Sad Eyes Tracks 1998
1000 Raspberries Go All the Way Raspberries 1972

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”

100 Greatest Episodes of “The Simpsons”

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

  1. Homer’s Barbershop Quartet (5)
  2. Simpsoncalifragalisticexpiala-D’oh!-cious (8)
  3. And Maggie Makes Three (6)
  4. ‘Round Springfield (6)
  5. Homer At The Bat (3)
  6. Summer Of 4ft2 (7)
  7. King-Sized Homer (7)
  8. Rosebud (5)
  9. Last Exit To Springfield (4)
  10. When Flanders Failed (3)
  11. The Springfield Files (8)
  12. Bart On The Road (7)
  13. Saturdays Of Thunder (3)
  14. Stark Raving Dad (3)
  15. Treehouse Of Horror V (6)
  16. Mother Simpson (7)
  17. Scenes From The Class Struggle (7)
  18. The Springfield Connection (6)
  19. Lisa’s First Word (4)
  20. King Of The Hill (9)
  21. Bart Vs. Australia (6)
  22. Radio Bart (3)
  23. The Way We Was (2)
  24. Moe Baby Blues (14)
  25. Marge Vs The Monorail (4)
  26. Wizard Of Evergreen Terrace (10)
  27. Lisa’s Substitute (2)
  28. Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes? (3)
  29. Krusty Gets Kancelled (4)
  30. Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? (2)
  31. Lisa’s Sax (9)
  32. Homer The Heretic (4)
  33. The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular (7)
  34. Treehouse Of Horror IV (5)
  35. One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Bluefish (2)
  36. Homer’s Phobia (8)
  37. Duffless (4)
  38. Flaming Moe’s (3)
  39. Cape Feare (5)
  40. I Married Marge (3)
  41. Homer The Smithers (7)
  42. Who Shot Mr Burns? Part 1 (6)
  43. Who Shot Mr Burns? Part 2 (7)
  44. Homer the Great (6)
  45. Homer’s Enemy (8)
  46. Mr Plow (4)
  47. Bart Gets Famous (5)
  48. I Love Lisa (4)
  49. Home Sweet Home-diddly-dum-doodily (7)
  50. Lisa’s Wedding (6)
  51. Separate Vocations (3)
  52. El Viaje Misterioso De Nuestro Jomer (8)
  53. Kamp Krusty (4)
  54. Lisa On Ice (6)
  55. A Streetcar Named Marge (4)
  56. You Only Move Twice (8)
  57. Lisa, The Simpson (9)
  58. 22 Short Films About Springfield (7)
  59. Bart Of Darkness (6)
  60. Two Bad Neighbors (7)
  61. The City of New York vs Homer Simpson (9)
  62. A Milhouse Divided (8)
  63. Dead Putting Society (2)
  64. Treehouse Of Horror VI (7)
  65. Deep Space Homer (5)
  66. Bart Sells His Soul (7)
  67. Marge Be Not Proud (7)
  68. Homer Loves Flanders (5)
  69. Homer Defined (3)
  70. Two Cars In Every Garage, Three Eyes On Every Fish (2)
  71. Bart’s Girlfriend (6)
  72. Homer’s Triple Bypass (4)
  73. Treehouse Of Horror IX (10)
  74. This Little Wiggy (9)
  75. Some Enchanted Evening (1)
  76. Mountain Of Madness (8)
  77. Itchy and Scratchy Land (6)
  78. Trilogy Of Error (12)
  79. Bart The Daredevil (2)
  80. Lemon of Troy (6)
  81. Hurricane Neddy (8)
  82. The Canine Mutiny (8)
  83. Homie The Clown (6)
  84. Weekend At Burnsie’s (13)
  85. Bart The Lover (3)
  86. Bart Gets An “F” (2)
  87. Colonel Homer (3)
  88. Grampa vs Sexual Inadequacy (6)
  89. Lisa Gets An “A” (10)
  90. Miracle On Evergreen Terrace (9)
  91. Behind The Laughter (11)
  92. Secrets Of A Successful Marriage (5)
  93. Team Homer (7)
  94. Lisa’s Date With Density (8)
  95. Lisa’s Rival (6)
  96. Homer and Apu (5)
  97. Mr Lisa Goes to Washington (3)
  98. Poppa’s Got A Brand New Badge (13)
  99. $pringfield (5)
  100. Skinner’s Sense Of Snow (12)

(number in parentheses is season number)

Favourite TV Episodes

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

  1. ER – On the Beach
  2. Six Feet Under – Everyone’s Waiting
  3. Lost – The Constant
  4. Breaking Bad – Full Measure
  5. Breaking Bad – Half Measures
  6. Friday Night Lights – The Son
  7. ER – Love’s Labour Lost
  8. Breaking Bad – Crawl Space
  9. Breaking Bad – Dead Freight
  10. Scrubs – My Old Lady
  11. Friday Night Lights – Always
  12. Breaking Bad – To’hajiilee
  13. Black Mirror – The Entire History of You
  14. South Park – Scott Tenorman Must Die
  15. The Simpsons – Homer’s Barbershop Quartet
  16. Frasier – Ham Radio
  17. Lost – The End
  18. Inside No. 9 – The 12 Days of Christine
  19. Scrubs – My Screw-Up
  20. Breaking Bad – Four Days Out
  21. 24 – Day 2, 10pm-11pm
  22. ER – Hell and High Water
  23. ER – The Letter
  24. Ally McBeal – Boy Next Door
  25. Louie – Bully
  26. Angel – You’re Welcome
  27. House – No Reason
  28. Breaking Bad – Face Off
  29. Gilmore Girls – A House Is Not A Home
  30. Scrubs – My Lunch
  31. Black Mirror – Be Right Back
  32. Cracker – To Be A Somebody
  33. Men of a Certain Age – Go With The Flow
  34. This American Life – My Way
  35. Breaking Bad – Ozymandias
  36. King of the Hill – The Substitute Spanish Prisoner
  37. The Simpsons – Simpsoncalifragalisticexpiala-D’oh-cious
  38. Lost – Through the Looking Glass
  39. Seinfeld – The Outing
  40. Malcolm In The Middle – Bowling
  41. Everybody Loves Raymond – The Breakup Tape
  42. How I Met Your Mother – Slap Bet
  43. Louie – God
  44. The Simpsons – Summer of 4 ft. 2
  45. Gilmore Girls – Wedding Bell Blues
  46. The X Files – Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose
  47. Monk – Mr. Monk Is Up All Night
  48. Angel – A Hole in the World
  49. Coupling – Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
  50. Without A Trace – Malone vs. Malone (So This Is Christmas)
  51. Curb Your Enthusiasm – The Doll
  52. Breaking Bad – Face Off
  53. Community – Cooperative Calligraphy
  54. Sports Night – Quo Vadimus
  55. Frasier – The Two Mrs. Cranes
  56. Malcolm In The Middle – Rollerskates
  57. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air – Poppa’s Got A Brand-New Excuse
  58. Futurama – Jurassic Bark
  59. How I Met Your Mother – Slapsgiving
  60. House – Three Stories
  61. 24 – Day 1, 11pm-12mn
  62. Frasier – Author, Author
  63. Moonlighting – The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice
  64. Cheers – Pick A Con, Any Con
  65. The Office (UK) – Training
  66. Doctor Who – Blink
  67. Angel – Not Fade Away
  68. Futurama – The Luck of the Fryrish
  69. Mad About You – Up In Smoke
  70. Father Ted – A Song for Europe
  71. Friday Night Lights – State
  72. Six Feet Under – I’ll Take You
  73. King of the Hill – Keeping Up With Our Joneses
  74. Friends – The One With The Prom Video
  75. Parks and Recreation – Telethon
  76. Seinfeld – The Parking Garage
  77. Scrubs – My Finale
  78. The Simpsons – And Maggie Makes Three
  79. NewsRadio – Bitch Session
  80. The Office (US) – Christmas Party
  81. Everwood – A Thanksgiving Tale
  82. Community – Modern Warfare
  83. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – A Very Sunny Christmas
  84. The X Files – Pusher
  85. Cracker – Men Should Weep
  86. The West Wing – Two Cathedrals
  87. The Shield – Of Mice & Lem
  88. The Inbetweeners – Night Out In London
  89. Without A Trace – Suspect
  90. Lost – Walkabout
  91. Titus – Tommy’s Not Gay
  92. Only Fools & Horses – Danger UXD
  93. Family Guy – Wasted Talent
  94. The Shield – All In
  95. Jonathan Creek – Danse Macabre
  96. Frasier – Dial M For Martin
  97. The West Wing – In Excelsis Deo
  98. Black Mirror – White Bear
  99. Community – Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas
  100. ER – I’ll Be Home For Christmas
  101. Only Fools & Horses – The Longest Night
  102. Band of Brothers – Why We Fight
  103. ER – The Long Way Around
  104. Futurama – The Devil’s Hands Are Idle Playthings
  105. Monk – Mr. Monk and the Three Pies
  106. The Simpsons – ‘Round Springfield
  107. How I Met Your Mother – Come On
  108. King of the Hill – The Bluegrass Is Always Greener
  109. Tru Calling – The Longest Day
  110. Scrubs – My Occurrence
  111. Frasier – Miracle on 3rd or 4th Street
  112. King of the Hill – ..And They Call It Bobby Love
  113. The Simpsons – Homer At The Bat
  114. The X Files – Ice
  115. Twin Peaks – Lonely Souls
  116. Everybody Hates Chris – Everybody Hates Food Stamps
  117. The Sopranos – College
  118. The Middle – Hecks on a Plane
  119. 3rd Rock from the Sun – Jolly Old St. Dick
  120. Freaks and Geeks – Discos and Dragons
  121. Modern Family – Undeck the Halls
  122. American Dad! – Frannie 911
  123. My So-Called Life – The Substitute
  124. 30 Days – Straight Man In A Gay World
  125. Community – Advanced Dungeons and Dragons
  126. Auf Wiedersehen, Pet – If I Were A Carpenter
  127. Black Books – Elephants and Hens
  128. Psych – Poker? I Barely Know Her
  129. Taxi – Reverend Jim: A Space Odyssey
  130. South Park – Casa Bonita
  131. Hey Arnold – Arnold’s Christmas
  132. Boston Legal – Son of the Defender
  133. Kenan & Kel – Pair-Rental Guidance
  134. Dexter – Born Free
  135. Sabrina the Teenage Witch – First Kiss
  136. Peep Show – Holiday
  137. Dawson’s Creek – Detention
  138. One Foot in the Grave – The Trial
  139. Fawlty Towers – The Germans
  140. Huff – Lipstick on your Panties
  141. Blackadder – Dish and Dishonesty
  142. Lucky Louie – Flowers for Kim
  143. Brass Eye – Paedophilia
  144. Arrested Development – Pier Pressure
  145. 30 Rock – MILF Island
  146. Fawlty Towers – Communication Problems
  147. I’m Alan Partridge – To Kill A Mocking Alan
  148. That ’70s Show – Dine and Dash
  149. Louis Theroux – The Most Hated Family in America
  150. Rugrats – Chuckie vs the Potty
  151. Oz – A Game of Checkers
  152. The Wire – Pilot
  153. Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle – Stand-Up
  154. Are You Afraid of the Dark? – The Tale of the Lonely Ghost
  155. Northern Exposure – Aurora Borealis: A Fairy Tale for Big People
  156. The PJs – U Go Kart
  157. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Once More With Feeling
  158. Outnumbered – Series 3 Episode 6
  159. Sports Night – The Six Southern Gentlemen of Tennessee
  160. Californication – California Son
  161. Portlandia – Aimee
  162. Hustle – The Last Gamble
  163. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip – The Christmas Show
  164. CSI – Strip Strangler
  165. Gavin & Stacey – Series 2 Episode 1
  166. Huff – Christmas is Ruined
  167. Breaking Bad – Crawl Space
  168. Curb Your Enthusiasm – Seinfeld
  169. ER – The Crossing
  170. King of the Hill – Nine Pretty Darn Angry Men
  171. The Simpsons – Homer’s Enemy
  172. Frasier – Look Before You Leap
  173. Breaking Bad – Problem Dog
  174. Seinfeld – The Contest
  175. Futurama – Parasites Lost
  176. Lost – Greatest Hits
  177. Malcolm in the Middle – Traffic Ticket
  178. Monk – Mr Monk and the End
  179. House – Broken
  180. How I Met Your Mother – Ten Sessions
  181. South Park – Cartmanland
  182. Friends – The One Where No-one’s Ready
  183. Curb Your Enthusiasm – Krazee-Eyes Killa
  184. Louie – Duckling
  185. Angel – Lullaby
  186. Twin Peaks – Pilot
  187. Father Ted – Hell
  188. Family Guy – Brian and Stewie
  189. Home Improvement – I Was A Teenage Taylor
  190. Gilmore Girls – Bon Voyage
  191. Joan of Arcadia – Jump
  192. Rescue Me – Justice
  193. Roseanne – Scenes from a Barbecue
  194. Bob & Rose – Episode 1
  195. Community – Contemporary American Poultry
  196. Diff’rent Strokes – Lifesavers
  197. Mad About You – Giblets for Murray
  198. Boston Legal – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  199. Friday Night Lights – I Think We Should Have Sex
  200. The Simpsons – Rosebud
  201. Arrested Development – Good Grief
  202. 30 Rock – The Rural Juror
  203. Everybody Loves Raymond – Baggage
  204. NewsRadio – Super Karate Monkey Death Car
  205. Cheers – Thanksgiving Orphans
  206. Awkward. – Fateful
  207. Mission Hill – Andy Joins the PTA
  208. Psych – Gus’s Dad May Have Killed An Old Guy
  209. Futurama – The Farnsworth Parabox
  210. That ’70s Show – Canadian Road Trip
  211. The X Files – Beyond the Sea
  212. The Simpsons – King-Size Homer
  213. Frasier – Author Author
  214. Futurama – Meanwhile
  215. Community – Remedial Chaos Theory
  216. Lost – Pilot
  217. Malcolm in the Middle – Water Park
  218. South Park – You’re Getting Old
  219. Friends – The One With the Blackout
  220. Moonlighting – ‘Twas the Episode Before Christmas
  221. Hey Arnold – Pigeon Man
  222. Girls – One Man’s Trash
  223. Everwood – Pilot
  224. Frasier – My Travels with Martin
  225. Friday Night Lights – Tomorrow Blues
  226. King of the Hill – The Unbearable Blindess of Laying
  227. The Simpsons – Last Exit to Springfield
  228. Friends – The One With the Routine
  229. Family Guy – Let’s Go to the Hop
  230. Father Ted – Chirpy Chirpy Cheap Sheep
  231. Everybody Loves Raymond – The Angry Family
  232. Jonathan Creek – Time Waits for Norman
  233. The X-Files – How the Ghosts Stole Christmas
  234. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – The Nightman Cometh
  235. King of the Hill – Pretty Pretty Dresses
  236. Seinfeld – The Chinese Restaurant
  237. Monk – Mr Monk and the Game Show
  238. Only Fools and Horses – Time on our Hands
  239. How I Met Your Mother – The Best Burger in New York
  240. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air – Knowledge is Power
  241. Men of a Certain Age – Let the Sunshine In
  242. Frasier – Martin Does It His Way
  243. Futurama – Xmas Story
  244. Everybody Loves Raymond – Italy
  245. Ally McBeal – Boy to the World
  246. Hey Arnold – The List
  247. ER – All in the Family
  248. Seinfeld – The Soup Nazi
  249. The Shield – Family Meeting
  250. The X-Files – DPO
  251. Moonlighting – The Next Murder You Hear
  252. Rupert – Rupert and the Ghost
  253. The Simpsons – Mother Simpson
  254. Friday Night Lights – Hello, Goodbye
  255. The Office (US) – Casino Night
  256. South Park – The Death Camp of Tolerance
  257. Scrubs – My Last Words
  258. House – Everybody Dies
  259. Malcolm in the Middle – Christmas
  260. Futurama – Godfellas
  261. Arrested Development – Development Arrested
  262. The X-Files – Die Hand Die Verletzt
  263. ER – And in the End…
  264. King of the Hill – A Fire-fighting We Will Go
  265. Frasier – Daphne’s Room
  266. Futurama – A Tale of Two Santas
  267. Blackpool – Episode 3
  268. Spongebob Squarepants – Graveyard Shift
  269. Jonathan Creek – Satan’s Chimney
  270. The Flintstones – Fred Flintstone: Before and After
  271. Numb3rs – Spree
  272. Wilfred (US) – Truth
  273. Outnumbered – The Old-Fashioned Sunday
  274. Breaking Bad – Gliding Over All
  275. Shameless (US) – Just Like The Pilgrims Intended
  276. My Mad Fat Diary – Don’t Ever Tell Anybody Anything
  277. Portlandia – One Moore Episode
  278. Fawlty Towers – Waldorf Salad
  279. Awkward. – The Other Shoe
  280. Rectify – Pilot
  281. Kenan & Kel – Turkey Day
  282. Saved By The Bell – Home for Christmas
  283. Dilbert – Tower of Babel
  284. Utopia – Episode 1
  285. Rev. – Series 2, Episode 5
  286. Friends – The One In Vegas
  287. Flight of the Conchords – Yoko
  288. Enlightened – Consider Helen
  289. The Simpsons – Bart on the Road
  290. My Name Is Earl – Pilot
  291. Bob’s Burgers – Moody Foodie
  292. Spaced – Beginnings
  293. Lead Balloon – Idiot
  294. Malcolm in the Middle – Poker
  295. Blackadder – Goodbyeee
  296. Clerks – The Clipshow Wherein Dante and Randal are Locked in the Freezer…
  297. Sherlock – The Reichenbach Fall
  298. NewsRadio – The Cane
  299. The Sopranos – I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano
  300. The Simpsons – King of the Hill


Favourite TV Seasons

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

  1. The Simpsons – S6
  2. Breaking Bad – S3
  3. King of the Hill – S2
  4. Friday Night Lights – S1
  5. Community – S2
  6. Frasier – S4
  7. Community – S1
  8. The Simpsons – S4
  9. Men of a Certain Age – S1
  10. ER – S8
  11. Frasier – S2
  12. Malcolm in the Middle – S2
  13. The Shield – S5
  14. Six Feet Under – S3
  15. Lost – S4
  16. Seinfeld – S4
  17. Everwood – S1
  18. How I Met Your Mother – S2
  19. Breaking Bad – S2
  20. Louie – S1
  21. South Park – S6
  22. Everybody Loves Raymond – S6
  23. Scrubs – S1
  24. Monk – S3
  25. This American Life – S2
  26. House – S2
  27. The Simpsons – S7
  28. Futurama – S3
  29. Gilmore Girls – S5
  30. Angel – S5
  31. Friends – S2
  32. Friday Night Lights – S4
  33. Frasier – S3
  34. South Park – S5
  35. King of the Hill – S3
  36. Breaking Bad – S4
  37. 24 – S2
  38. This American Life – S1
  39. The X Files – S3
  40. Gilmore Girls – S2
  41. Everwood – S2
  42. Arrested Development – S1
  43. Twin Peaks – S1
  44. Moonlighting – S2
  45. Curb Your Enthusiasm – S7
  46. The West Wing – S1
  47. Seinfeld – S3
  48. The Simpsons – S8
  49. Futurama – S2
  50. Friends – S3
  51. Father Ted – S2
  52. The Shield – S4
  53. Only Fools and Horses – S6
  54. Lost – S1
  55. Boston Legal – S2
  56. Angel – S3
  57. ER – S1
  58. Friday Night Lights – S3
  59. Malcolm in the Middle – S1
  60. Buffy – S3
  61. Everwood – S3
  62. That ’70s Show – S3
  63. Breaking Bad – S1
  64. Parks and Recreation – S2
  65. How I Met Your Mother – S1
  66. NewsRadio – S3
  67. Friday Night Lights – S5
  68. The Office (US) – S2
  69. Curb Your Enthusiasm – S2
  70. The Inbetweeners – S2
  71. Californication – S1
  72. Bored to Death – S2
  73. The Office (US) – S3
  74. Home Improvement – S5
  75. The Middle – S1
  76. The Simpsons – S3
  77. ER – S2
  78. The West Wing – S2
  79. King of the Hill – S6
  80. 24 – S5
  81. Buffy – S2
  82. Cheers – S3
  83. That ’70s Show – S6
  84. Friends – S1
  85. South Park – S7
  86. Boston Legal – S3
  87. Everybody Loves Raymond – S7
  88. Six Feet Under – S2
  89. The Simpsons – S5
  90. Scrubs – S2
  91. Snuff Box – S1
  92. Lucky Louie – S1
  93. How I Met Your Mother – S3
  94. Seinfeld – S5
  95. Futurama – S4
  96. Lost – S5
  97. The X Files – S2
  98. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip – S1
  99. NewsRadio – S2
  100. Monk – S5

Favourite They Might Be Giants Songs

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

  1. Birdhouse In Your Soul
  2. New York City
  3. The End Of The Tour
  4. Climbing the Walls
  5. Don’t Let’s Start
  6. I’ve Got A Match
  7. Canajoharie
  8. Experimental Film
  9. Destination Moon
  10. Ana Ng
  11. Out of Jail
  12. Mr. Me
  13. Can’t Keep Johnny Down
  14. No One Knows My Plan
  15. Memo To Human Resources
  16. Hey Mr DJ, I Thought You Said We Had A Deal
  17. Someone Keeps Moving My Chair
  18. Bangs
  19. Put Your Hand Inside The Puppet Head
  20. I Palindrome I
  21. Love Is Eternity
  22. Everything Right Is Wrong Again
  23. I Should Be Allowed To Think
  24. Man It’s So Loud In Here
  25. ‘Til My Head Falls Off
  26. The World’s Address
  27. Museum of Idiots
  28. Why Must I Be Sad?
  29. We’re The Replacements
  30. Spiraling Shape
  31. Meet James Ensor
  32. Your Racist Friend
  33. She’s An Angel
  34. Doctor Worm
  35. Pencil Rain
  36. Mammal
  37. A Self Called Nowhere
  38. Dead
  39. Another First Kiss
  40. How Can I Sing Like A Girl?
  41. Sleeping In The Flowers
  42. AKA Driver
  43. We Want A Rock
  44. They’ll Need A Crane
  45. Fingertips
  46. Metal Detector
  47. The Shadow Government
  48. Subliminal
  49. Thunderbird
  50. Damn Good Times
  51. I’m Your Boyfriend Now
  52. I’m Impressed
  53. When Will You Die
  54. Nothing’s Gonna Change My Clothes
  55. Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love
  56. Another First Kiss
  57. Careful What You Pack
  58. The Mesopotamians
  59. Contrecoup
  60. Boss of Me
  61. Protagonist
  62. Thermostat
  63. Stone Cold Coup D’Etat
  64. Feign Amnesia
  65. Rhythm Section Want Ad
  66. James K. Polk
  67. Twisting
  68. Snail Shell
  69. Let Your Hair Hang Down
  70. My Evil Twin
  71. Turn Around
  72. The Guitar
  73. Purple Toupee
  74. Lucky Ball and Chain
  75. Cyclops Rock
  76. Bastard Wants to Hit Me
  77. Broke in Two
  78. Prevenge
  79. Circular Karate Chop
  80. Letterbox
  81. Dinner Bell
  82. Where Your Eyes Don’t Go
  83. Santa’s Beard
  84. Kiss Me, Son of God
  85. Number Three
  86. She’s Actual Size
  87. Unrelated Thing
  88. Narrow Your Eyes
  89. 9 Secret Steps
  90. Particle Man
  91. Window
  92. It’s Not My Birthday
  93. Cowtown
  94. We Live In A Dump
  95. Lazyhead and Sleepybones
  96. Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
  97. Youth Culture Killed My Dog
  98. Call You Mom
  99. Pet Name
  100. Bee of the Bird of the Moth

Favourite Barenaked Ladies Songs


  1. It’s All Been Done (Stunt, 1998)
  2. Falling for the First Time (Maroon, 2000)
  3. Go Home (Maroon, 2000)
  4. Life, in a Nutshell (Maybe You Should Drive, 1994)
  5. Odds Are (Grinning Streak, 2013)
  6. Quality (Barenaked Ladies Are Men, 2007)
  7. In the Car (Stunt, 1998)
  8. Fun & Games (Barenaked Ladies Are Men, 2007)
  9. Jane (Maybe You Should Drive, 1994)
  10. Everything Old Is New Again (Maybe You Should Drive, 1994)
  11. You Run Away (All in Good Time, 2010)
  12. Bull in a China Shop (Barenaked Ladies Are Me, 2006)
  13. Down to Earth (Barenaked Ladies Are Men, 2007)
  14. Adrift (Barenaked Ladies Are Me, 2006)
  15. Rule the World With Love (Barenaked Ladies Are Me, 2006)
  16. Alternative Girlfriend (Maybe You Should Drive, 1994)
  17. Ordinary (All in Good Time, 2010)
  18. Angry People (Barenaked Ladies Are Men, 2007)
  19. I Saw It (All in Good Time, 2010)
  20. Testing, 1 2, 3 (Everything to Everyone, 2003)
  21. Helicopters (Maroon, 2000)
  22. I Have Learned (All in Good Time, 2010)
  23. This is Where It Ends (Born on a Pirate Ship, 1996)
  24. The Old Apartment (Born on a Pirate Ship, 1996)
  25. Celebrity (Everything to Everyone, 2003)
  26. Say What You Want
  27. Sell Sell Sell
  28. Get Back Up
  29. Maybe You’re Right
  30. Boomerang
  31. Take It Outside
  32. Bringing it Home
  33. Never is Enough
  34. Maybe Katie
  35. Golden Boy
  36. The Humour of the Situation
  37. Some Fantastic
  38. Brian Wilson
  39. If I Had $1,000,000
  40. Hanukkah Blessings
  41. Off His Head
  42. Who Needs Sleep?
  43. I’ll be That Girl
  44. Alcohol
  45. Canada Dry
  46. Pinch Me
  47. War on Drugs
  48. Call and Answer
  49. The Old Apartment
  50. Vanishing
  51. It’s Only Me (The Wizard of Magicland)
  52. Half a Heart
  53. Give It Back To You
  54. A
  55. Enid
  56. Down to Earth
  57. Limits