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Here is the List of the Moment, volume number 21, and it’s about time again! Some terrific new and old stuff this time. I found all sorts of inspiration from many varied corners and I hope you’ll like what you see here and give it a shot if you don’t know it by giving it a whirl on The Tant Mieux Project where you can take a listen.

Apologies to fans again, for we had a death in the family and so for this reason, I would like to dedicate every song on this list to Lenny Sacchetti, Lenny Jr., and Randy. Uncle Lenny, this one’s for you.

Thanks all for waiting.

"Wild World" by Cat Stevens – It’s been years since I heard this song, that is, until I found it on a collection of hits from the '70s the other day at, of all places, a gas station off the highway, and I just had to buy the disc. Other songs included “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Maggie Mae,” “I Shot the Sheriff,” and “Midnight Train to Georgia” (which I have to tell you, is the first record, a 78 RPM that I ever bought for 50 pence in Finsbury Park (UK) when I was growing up).

"Wild World" – wow – is still a terrific song. A break-up song, of course, and if you must go, then go, and he may even mean it with good will, (although that line, “It’s hard to get by, just upon a smile…” sounds a bit like it may have some teeth, as if this woman has no brains, but then, this was the '70s, so it wasn’t exactly unheard of to call a full grown woman a girl, or baby, etc.) I’m not a politically correct person, I have to tell you. It’s not that I take pride in it. I say it only to make the point that I’m not after Cat Stevens in any aggressive way. It’s just lines like “I’ll always remember you like a child, girl” may have been meant sweetly as he doles out his advice about the wild world, but would this pass muster today?

I wonder. If someone I were breaking up with said this shit to me, I’d probably tell him to, well… use your imagination here and fill in the blanks in your mind. I’m no child. I know the world is “wild” — yes, oooh, the big, bad, world — I think we all know this. The 11 o’clock news makes that abundantly clear every day, as does the general current state of affairs in the world. No shit it’s a wild world. I’d have to have blinders on and be protected by ‘daddy’ to not see this, or was Cat Stevens ‘daddy’? More likely, he saw himself as pretty much every woman’s daddy; was the future telling? Well, no matter; once he accepted Mohammed and Islam, Stevens withdrew from music and changed his name to Yusuf Islam. He is currently on a government watch-list from the Department of Defense and is not allowed to enter the United States.

"Sun Comes Up It’s Tuesday Morning" by the Cowboy Junkies – If you don’t know the Cowboy Junkies by now, you should, because to know the voice of Margo Timmins is to know the voice of an angel, especially if you have ever heard what is perhaps their most popular album, The Trinity Sessions (more on this below). This song is from the album Caution Horses and is a break-up song with lyrics that you'll relate to if you’ve been through one. You can visit my site take a listen to this song (as with any other song on this list) to see if you like. it.

As I said, this is a break-up song, but it’s not all bad here. She is the protagonist here, moving on with her life and beginning to notice new things about her surroundings (see lyrics below), while still missing the old things: “I sure do miss the smell of black coffee in the morning, The sound of water splashing all over the bathroom, The kiss that you would give me even though I was sleeping", but at the end of that stanza, she tells us, “But I kind of like the feel of this extra few feet in my bed, Telephone's ringing, but I don't answer it 'cause everybody knows that good news always sleeps till noon."

The group is from Canada and have been around since the mid-eighties. You may know them from their album The Trinity Sessions which was recorded in one day and all you hear above all is Margo Timmins' clarity of voice and the echo of the church acoustics. It could not be more perfect, and production would have only ruined this incredible album. Among the many great songs on The Trinity Sessions is a cover that maybe outdoes the original of “Sweet Jane” by the Velvet Underground. Most of the band is formed by the Timmins siblings – Margo as lead singer, Michael on the guitar and Peter on the drums. On bass is Alan Anton.

I sure do miss the smell of black coffee in the morning,
The sound of water splashing all over the bathroom,
The kiss that you would give me even though I was sleeping,
But I kind of like the feel of this extra few feet in my bed
Telephone's ringing, but I don't answer it
'cause everybody knows that good news always sleeps till noon

Guess it's tea and toast for breakfast again
Maybe I'll add a little TV too
No milk! God, how I hate that
Guess I'll go to the corner, get breakfast from Jenny
She's got a black eye this morning, `Jen how'd ya get it?'
She says, `Last night, Bobby got a little bit out of hand'

Why'd you have to be so cute
It's impossible to ignore you
Must you make me laugh so much
It's bad enough we get along so well
Say goodnight and go

This refrain is repeated three times, which can be unbearable. At the end she says, “Say goodnight and go…” Which is perfect, because that’s what you say when you cannot do. Did you follow that? If you can’t, if your situation is impossible, then you say goodnight and go. That is your only option besides the obvious, but in this case some hindrance. It’s pop, it’s fun, it may stick to the bottom of your shoe like bubble-gum, but for whatever reason, it’s stuck in my head, hence, it makes The List and for anyone who liked the eighties or early nineties, this takes me back – maybe you too.

"Blue Monday" by New Order – I’ve heard this group labeled “post-punk” (which is true) and electronic dance, both of which make sense and are of the time – the mid-'80s, early '80s. New Order was formed in 1980 after Ian Curtis, the lead singer of the original group, Joy Division, committed suicide. “Blue Monday” is a dark song almost harking back to their roots as Joy Division. Curtis had temporal lobe epilepsy and would seize on stage while performing – seizures are not all grand mals but come in different forms, so his ‘complex partial’ seizures and those jerks, which are called ‘myoclonic jerks', are part of what made his performances so intense, and the epilepsy itself is part of what made him so intense. It isn’t a surprise to me that he committed suicide. "Blue Monday" is a dark song, with the main line that always sticks out, “Tell me now, how do I feel?”

There is almost no question that the lyrics hark back to Curtis's suicide, which is why I’ve reprinted them partially here. It’s an embittered song, and a sad song and one I understand. “Blue Monday”, recorded in 1982, made the top of the charts and was one of the best-selling singles of all time. “Blue Monday” is synthropop – which was already a come-upper in the UK but it was "Blue Monday" that is often credited with starting the synthropop wave in the U.S. So, for Ian Curtis then, most likely, “Blue Monday:”

And I still find it so hard
To say what I need to say
But I'm quite sure that you'll tell me
Just how I should feel today

I see a ship in the harbor
I can and shall obey
But if it wasnt for your misfortunes
I'd be a heavenly person today

And I thought I was mistaken
And I thought I heard you speak
Tell me how do I feel
Tell me now how should I feel

"You’re All I Have" by Snow Patrol – If you don’t yet know Snow Patrol, you really should try to get to know them. They were on Saturday Night Live this St. Patrick’s Day with the majority of their members being from Northern Ireland, so you may have caught them then. They have a good sound. It may be the sound of the moment, but I can tell you they’re worth listening to. This particular song has a great rhythm, terrific ethereal guitar sounds.

Snow Patrol may sound like many garage bands and they may be just another spin-off off the whole post-Nirvana/Oasis thing, but they’re still good and I like them a lot. I hope they last. I really do because they have a sound that is different than that of those who came before.

Snow Patrol
originally formed as a rock band in Scotland signed to Polydor and now are an indie rock band. This song is from the album Chasing Cars. The name of the band apparently comes from an incident in Telluride, Colorado – ski paradise – where the band was almost caught trying to cut down a Christmas tree and hid in a cave for over five hours to avoid being nailed by the police. True or not, it makes a good story. One hopes they last, or at least keep morphing because they have a great sound.

"Close to Me" by The Cure – I’ve always loved this song because I find it sexy as hell – maybe the lyrics say something to me that they don’t to anyone else? But “I never thought tonight could ever be/This close to me/Just try to see in the dark/Just try to make it work"… it’s hard to explain if you haven’t heard the song, but its breathy and has a rhythm that works and has a slur of syllables – a melisma – that makes it all come together. The thing about The Cure is that it’s either really sexy as in “Let’s Go To Bed” or “Love Cats” which I’ve always loved, or songs like “In-between Days” or “Boys Don’t Cry.” I can go either way. As Adam Sandler says in The Wedding Singer as a disclaimer to the song he wrote about his ex-fianceé , Linda, “I was listening to The Cure a lot when I wrote this song.” He says that for a reason – not simply because it’s funny, but because The Cure were at the time, and still are, a very catchy band with a unique sound that to date no other group has been able to capture, try as they may. Garage bands there are many, even Snow Patrol, who made my List this week, but they may not, likely will not, change the face of music the way The Cure have. Here, some lyrics from “Close To You:”

I've waited hours for this
I've made myself so sick
I wish i'd stayed asleep today
I never thought that this day would end
I never thought that tonight could ever be
This close to me
Just try to see in the dark
Just try to make it work
To feel the fear before you're here
I make the shapes come much too close
I pull my eyes out
Hold my breath
And wait until I shake

The rest of the lyrics can be found at LyricsFreak, which is the best site, in my view, for lyrics to any song; there are no pop-ups and it's the most reliable.

"The Doot Doot Song" by Freur – No lyrics to this song. You either know it or you don’t. You may recognize it from Vanilla Sky when Tom Cruise (who in my view, gets weirder and weirder as time goes on, although he's still a great actor which is really all that counts — so be it), but "The Doot Doot Song" is what you hear as he is, at the very end of the film, riding up in the lift (okay, elavator – I’ll cop to th American way since when in Rome, I mean America…) to the roof of the building with his “technical support guide.”

Freur is, no doubt, an ‘80s one hit wonder, but what a hit. "The Doot Doot Song" has to be one of the best pieces of synth-new wave music to date, and especially excellent for driving fast to in my Mini, I admit (I drive it like I stole it.) "The Doot Doot Song" has only these lyrics, “and now we go doot doot” and that’s it, then the synth comes in, and other sounds, but it’s a great freakin’ song. You’ll have to visit the list of the moment on Tant Mieux and take a listen. When "The Doot Doot Song" was first played in the UK, Freur didn’t even have a name (much like Prince, or Squiggly or whatever his Royal Purpleness is calling himself these days).

"Don’t Dream It’s Over" by Crowded House – Well, they say it all, “Try to catch the deluge with a paper cup.” “Don’t Dream It’s Over” by Crowded House may be covered by any number of bands but none, in this reviewer's opinion, will ever beat the original, which isn’t true of every song. For example, I think the Jeff Buckley version of “Hallelujah” is on par with Leonard Cohen’s if not hauntingly more beautiful in some ways, so I’m not a ‘true believer’ in the ‘classic’ before you label me as an atavist. I’m not.

This song, by the Finn brothers, written by Neil Finn, reminds me so much of 1987 when I met my first real boyfriend and it was constantly on the jukebox of the dive bar we frequented which was a great, great place and always packed. It's since become an upscale boomer hell-hole with brass and ferns and leather and probably a cigar lounge somewhere in there. Back in the day, it had Crowded House blasting from the speakers, “There is freedom within, there is freedom without…” and lots of cigarette smoke (yes, some of it my own at the time) and lots of fun, and I felt in those moments that they would never end; so “Don’t Dream It’s Over” was the soundtrack to a whole period of my life because I could never dream that it would end. “Hey now, hey now…” was such a reassurance to me. It was all I ever needed to hear, and it was all I ever needed to hear from him. But life changes… trite, but it’s flux, and that time did end and now I have no soundtrack except for perhaps Dylan’s “Shelter from the Storm” (an echo of “try to catch the deluge with a paper cup"), and also, not surprisingly for those of you who know me, Dylan’s, “I’ll Keep It With Mine”, which is far more optimistic, so maybe the times they are a-changin’ after all…

"I’ll Keep It With Mine" by Bob Dylan – A beautiful song, and one I can relate to because I find it so hauntingly beautiful for the line,"come on, give it to me, I’ll keep it with mine” which I’ve always interpreted as anyway you want to interpret. I’m not trying to be slippery here, but I think that the “it” could be so many things. It could be pain, which is what to me it most likely is, some sort of emotional distress, need of comfort, something along those lines.

This song was originally written for Bringing It All Back Home but was an outtake, alas (Bringing It All Back Home is my favorite Dylan album most days). This song was originally given to Nico in 1964 and she did record it for Chelsea Girl in ’67, though note that Judy Collins beat her to the punch with her own version in ’65 (though how she got the song, I do not know). “I’ll Keep It With Mine” is considered by some to be one of Dylan’s best songs (Clinton Heylin, for one). There is an acoustic version with Dylan, playing his fantastic piano which he is so damn good at, on Biograph. Take a listen on Tant Mieux. A taste of “I’ll Keep It With Mine” lyrics:

You will search, babe,
At any cost.
But how long, babe,
Can you search for what's not lost?
Ev'rybody will help you,
Some people are very kind.
But if I can save you any time,
Come on, give it to me,
I'll keep it with mine.

You can always go to Tant Mieux to hear more.

Thanks for listening.

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  • Steve

    Great to see you ‘listing’ again, Sadi!!

    “Wild World” is played on the soft rock stations here in Canada all the time, though it’s usually the Maxi Priest version from 1988. Never been a fan of Cat Stevens myself, I recall they used to make us sing his song “Morning Has Broken” at elementary school in Scotland growing up in the mid/late 70’s…I didn’t know at the time, but have since discovered Cat had a hit with the latter around 1972, much to my surprise as the song had always sounded as old as the hills to me!!

    Re. the Cowboy Junkies, can’t recall that song off the top of my head but I may know it. That’s one of only three hit singles listed of theirs in their home country of Canada, though it seems to me more of their songs were played on the radio than that (radio stations had [still have?] a 30-40% Canadian content rule here, so that’s likely why). Though Canadian, I must confess most of my fave bands are British, having grown up in Scotland for the most part.

    Boy, “Blue Monday”, this was played alot in the 80’s in the UK, as it charted 3 times in the 80’s from 1983-1988 making the top 20 each time (I believe it also charted again in the mid 90’s there). Definitely reminiscent of my time in Scotland, though it was played so often over the years, I can’t relate it to a specific memory of anything.

    I will add more shortly about the other songs shortly…

  • Steve

    I have that Snow Patrol song, it’s pretty good, though the guitar indie-rock band formula used so much everywhere these days is getting a little boring to these ears, most are lacking in the originality department IMHO. “Chasing Cars”, which I also have and like, is their biggest selling to date in the UK I believe.

    I thought it curious, the biggest album of 2005 in the UK was James Blunt’s “Back To Bedlam”, going platinum 10 times, while Snow Patrol’s “Eyes Open” was the #1 album for 2006 there but…only went platinum five times!! Not that I’m suggesting Blunt is a beacon of originality, he seems like a throwback to Cat Stevens to me, but anyway…

    I’m always ambivalent about The Cure, some of their songs I really like, and some I can’t stand!! “Close To Me” is one I like, the 1990 remix is good too. “Love Cats” and “Boys Don’t Cry” on the other hand, have never been faves of mine. I forget what the other two songs you mentioned sound like at the moment.

    The Freur song I’m vaguely aware of but don’t have in my collection, sort of makes me think of that other mostly instrumental tune from 1994, the UK#1 hit “Doop” by Doop. A much more energetic song, reminiscent of the ‘flapper’ music of the 1920’s.

    Anyway, the Freur song was fairly typical of the Euro synth pop of the time played on Radio Luxembourg as I recall (due to the geographical distances involved, we could only receive it in Scotland when the weather was good, which was usually only in the summertime, and only after midnight when some of the Scottish stations went off the air!). “Words” by F.R. David, a dreamy sort of synth pop song (with more lyrics though!) was played alot by them then (1983), and was a big hit in the UK and Europe.

    Re. Crowded House, I have their ‘best of’ album “Recurring Dream”. I also have a Paul Young version of that song featured on his “From Time To Time: The Singles” from 1991.

  • missy

    Cat Stevens was in the USA (NYC) in December 2006 and gave interviews on various radio stations and gave a concert at “Jazz at Lincoln Center” that was recorded and aired on the radio. He was interviewed by the host of “The Hour” (Canadian) and that can be seen by going to “The Hour” website. He performed at the “Nobel Peace Prize Concert” in Norway in December also. He gave a concert at Porchester Hall in London March 1st which was filmed by BBC1 and will be shown May 1st, 2007. His new album “An Other Cup” is excellent.

  • Rubylove

    re: Sadi’s comments on Cat Stevens’ “Wild World” (March 19)… Agreed – it has to be read in the context of the times. It’s generally seen, through a 21st century lens, as a bit patronizing… but a classic song, nevertheless.
    Just an update: Cat Stevens/ Yusuf Islam has had a visa to enter the US for quite some time now but has not chosen to exercise that right until very recently. Therefore, it is not really correct to say that he is still on a watchlist; that was cleared up some time ago.

    re: Steve’s comment … I’m not surprised he found “Morning Has Broken” to be ‘as old as the hills’…. it nearly is. It was originally a poem by Eleanor Farjeon, commonly used and freely available in school hymn books. The young Cat Stevens/Steve Georgiou would have been familiar with it (as I was) in his catholic school. He set it to music and made a hit from it in 1971-72. The only other non-original song he recorded (I believe) was “Another Saturday Night”

  • chrisb

    Re. The Freur song, the most interesting thing about Freur is that half of them went on to form Underworld, a group which went far beyond the “one-hit-wonder tag” – I love how you can hear elements of that later material in the music of Freuer or Underworld Mk 1 (‘Underneath The Radar’ etc.)

    Re. the Crowded House song, not sure if it was only released in Aus, but there’s a brilliant album from last year called “She Will Have Her Way” with (mostly) Australian female singers covering the songs of the Finns (Crowded House and Split Enz) – a little hit and miss, but the hits are worth it – Little Birdy doing ‘Six Months In A Leaky Boat’ or Missy Higgins doing ‘Stuff & Nonsense’, especially!

  • R.L.

    Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens is NOT on a government watch list anymore….That was a case of mistaken identity…someone with the same name as him but spelled differently. He has cleared his name and he is able to enter the U.S. again. He was here in the United States recently. He has a new album out called “An Other Cup” It’s a Pop Album. :) :)

  • Steve

    Thanks, Rubylove, I did not research who wrote the song, as I don’t have it, nice to learn something new.

  • Steve

    Sadi, I never did buy any vinyl singles or albums myself, my first album purchase was a cassette – “No Jacket Required” by Phil Collins in the summer or fall of 1985 when I was 16. I was a little ticked when the CD came out with an excellent track which I still don’t have to this day…I think it was called “We Said Hello, Goodbye”…

    My favorites of some of the artists you mentioned:
    New Order song – “True Faith”
    The Cure – “Lovesong”
    Crowded House – “Better Be Home Soon”

  • http://www.tantmieux.squarespace.com sadi ranson-polizzotti

    hey all:

    i want to thank anyone (everyone) who set me straight on the Cat Stevens / Yusef Islam thing – that’s news to me but it’s interesting… thanks for the update. someone should correct this in the proper channels… i will, actually, since i did the proper research and it wasn’t mentioned anywhere i could find, so thanks!

    will get to other comments later since right now have to do something… more tomorrow or later…

    but thanks!

    s.

  • Steve

    Hey, Sadi,
    Have you heard the new Bryan Ferry album “Dylanesque” yet?? Went top 5 in the UK this month!

  • http://www.confessionsofafanboy.com DJRadiohead

    Sadi, I love “You’re All I Have.” That should be a follow up single to “Chasing Cars.” I think it’s my favorite on that new album.

  • http://tantmieux.squarespace.com/bob-dylan-on-tant-mieux-/ sadi ranson-polizzotti

    DJ – Hi (and Hi all ) i’ve been away and been busy, so sorry !!!

    i don’t really know the song… so i’ll have to have a listen and see… i really like the other song here on the list a lot… so likely i would like the one you suggest…. thanks!

  • Steve

    Sadi, just wondering if you noticed my comment #10 above??..

  • http://tantmieux.squarespace.com/bob-dylan-on-tant-mieux-/ sadi ranson-polizzotti

    Steve, hi….

    no, i don’t have the new Dylanesque CD yet (can you believe!!!) i’m in the middle of moving and honestly, i’m not big on others covering Dylan althouh it sometimes works…. i’m pretty pure in this sense, which i know sounds weird. I really like covers of a lot of songs – most songs, but not Dylan. Dylan is hard to cover, i think, but Ferry might full it off. Maria Maldaur is pretty great, and was amazingly, i think, beautiful when she was young and in the Village performing back when…hard to find a good photo and i couldn’t get one to plug in, alas….

    sorry i’v been negligent with column… reading all comments, but lots of family stuff…. you understand, i’m sure….

    be well… and next column soon im sure.

    sade and more hre too….

  • Steve

    I don’t have any Maria Muldaur, except for a cover of one of her hits from 1974, “Midnight At The Oasis” by the Brand New Heavies, who took the song to UK#13 in 1994.

    Well, Sadi, hope your move goes well. Let us know when you get the next List up next month.

  • Steve

    Hey, Sadi,
    Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend.

  • http://www.tantmieux.squarespace.com/ sadi ranson-polizzotti

    hi guys, just testing my html from a macintosh… i’m buying a mac, so wanted to test… silly me… duh, it works… duh duh duh duh…

    next list v. soon soon soon

    but, has anyone taken a listen lately? steve?

    hey DJ – how’s tricks?

    sade

    tantmieux, list of the moment

  • Steve

    I’m familiar with all those tunes on your website, Sadi, I like all of them except for Dylan and Adams basically.

  • http://www.morethings.com/log Al Barger

    Is “Don’t Dream It’s Over” the greatest record of all time? Possibly. Is it the best ballad that John Lennon never wrote? I vote YES.

  • http://tantmieux.squarespace.com/bob-dylan-on-tant-mieux-/ sadi ranson-polizzotti

    hey Steve… then i need to upload to other stuff for you!!! i’ll do that asap and post here… and get to workin’ on a new list, since i have a new playlist up… too bad you don’t like the Adams… was rather hoping i could turn you onto something different… *sigh*… one tries! we’ll see what’s next… ; )

    cheers, babe… sade

  • http://tantmieux.squarespace.com/bob-dylan-on-tant-mieux-/ sadi ranson-polizzotti

    Al, your vote is always welcome…. if you say Yes, then Yes it must be… ; )

    New list up soon…. look for take a listen on Tant Mieux as well, because there you can listen to what you don’t know… cool cool

    over/out…more later…

    sade

  • Steve

    Well, Sadi, always fun chatting with you about music. I guess my thing with Ryan is, he’s not really all that different musically from other singer-songwriters, though he may write good songs. Did you mean different, as in, 21st century?? I could list some of those artists that I enjoy if you like, if you are getting tired of 80’s stuff. Just let me know.

  • http://tantmieux.squarespace.com/bob-dylan-on-tant-mieux-/ sadi ranson-polizzotti

    hey Steve ~

    not tired of 80s stuff or after that… obviously, and like current stuff a lot, but i think you carried the 80s forward (if that makes sense?) more than i did, so we sort of went in two different directions in this regard – so i’d be really interested in what groups and songs you specifically recommend so i can check them out for sure… you basically know what i like from the List so you have a good sense, i think, so yup,, that would be great ~ i’m really into euro-pop, but that’s just me… i’m still into “Autour de Lucie” who i love — but i don’t think, surprisingly, that you liked them so much. Let me upload some of their stuff when i get back. I’m out of commission for the holiday but back after that…

    so around Sunday night…

    cool cool… no internet access from where i’ll be… or some, but v. limited, alas… strange how i get the DTs if i can’t even go WiFi for a day or two. My husband calls this a ‘break’ as if this is a good thing whereas to me it’s unthinkable…realize i’m not alone in this, but also, i think in my case, it must be excessive. ugh… oh well… not something i consider an “issue”

    there are worse things in life…

    love,

    sade

  • Steve

    Europop, Sadi? I have about 38 acts with that designation, however, do you mean simply European acts (e.g. Abba, A-ha, Ace Of Base, Roxette, etc.) or those acts that do not use English in their lyrics?? Though I’m not quite sure how to determine exactly how many foreign language songs I have, I would be surprised if they number more than…12?..15??…something like that I think.

    Can you clarify??

  • Steve

    Re. my own list, here are some faves from the last 10 years –

    “All You Good Good People” by Embrace (UK#8/1997).
    A favourite band of Coldplay, they wrote their 2004 tune “Gravity”.

    “See The Day” by Girls Aloud (UK#6/2006).
    This was a UK#3/1985 hit by Dee C. Lee originally, who I believe guested on a few songs during the early days of the Style Council if I’m not mistaken.

    “Last Request” by Paolo Nutini (UK#5/2006). A singer-songwriter from Scotland.

    “You Give Me Something” by James Morrison (UK#5/2006). A 19 year old singer-songwriter whose debut album made #1 in the UK.

    “A Song For the Lovers” by Richard Ashcroft (UK#3/2000). Formerly of The Verve, remember “Bitter Sweet Symphony”?? They were a fave of Coldplay’s too.

    “Please Forgive Me” by David Gray (UK#18/2000). His album “White Ladder” has a neat video of this song live in concert.

    “In My Arms Again” by Michael W. Smith (1998). Submitted to be included in the movie “Titanic”, but rejected in favour of the Celine Dion tune. Wise choice, but this is still a good tune.

    The next three are dance tunes –

    “World Hold On” by Bob Sinclair (UK#9/2006). Looks like his “Western Dream” album would be a great dance album.

    “Ride A White Horse” by Goldfrapp (UK#15/2006). Almost reminds me of Blondie a bit.

    “Say Hello” by Deep Dish (UK#14/2005).

    “So Good” by Rachel Stevens (UK#10/2005). Formerly of S Club 7.

  • Steve

    Hey, Sadi,
    Any idea when the next List will be?? By the way, did you notice my comments (#24 & #25) above??