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Goodbye Davy Jones

I’m coming back from my brief, work related hiatus for a very quick post. Just to say that we probably lost the best of the bunch today.

I’ll be watching this tonight. I was there. I was so lucky to be there.


Monday Music Mixtape- Number One

So, as you might have seen this morning, I’m enjoying some reciprocal reposting with Now This Is What I Would Call Music (or Steve, if you’re into the whole brevity thing), and his terribly enjoyable ‘Every Number One’ project. So my mixtape today is on a number ones theme. These are, objectively*, the best number ones of each decade, from the foundation of the charts in 1952, to the best number one of the 10’s so far. And who better to kick things off than the wonderful ‘Tennessee’ Ernie Ford, with the best song about work ever written.

It get’s a lot more difficult with the 60’s. I could pick one a year and still struggle. So based purely on feels today, and beating The Beach Boys, Beatles, Supremes and Shadows as competition, I’ve had to go for Rusty Springboard’s beautiful, heart wrenching You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me.

The 70’s were very much the decade of the album, and there is a lot of crap over the course of the decade. ABBA should really be my choice, but wreck their chances by having too many to choose from. The difficult me wants to pick Uptown Top Ranking by Althea and Donna, but realistically, it’s between Space Oddity and Bohemian Rhapsody, both of which are pretty much albums contained within one track. Bowie takes it because he is Bowie.

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