Monday, 23 July 2012

My Top Ten Start Songs

This is my new Top Ten blog. There will be very little waffle, just ten songs on a given subject. If you'd like to leave comments or suggestions, they're always appreciated.

Let's get started...

10. Seasick Steve - I Started Out With Nothin'...

...and I still got most of it left.

9. Los Campesinos! - It Started With A Mixx

8. They Might Be Giants - Don't Let's Start

No one in the world
Ever gets what they want
And that is beautiful
Everybody dies
Frustrated and sad
And that is beautiful

7. Spearmint - Start Again

Contains the best final line of any song on this list... but don't listen if you're offended by foul language.

6. The Tindersticks - Can We Start Again?

Drips into your ear like evil treacle.

5. Dexys Midnight Runners - Let's Get This Straight From The Start

This is classic Dexys, from the days when they dressed as ragamuffins. That new Dexys album, One Day I'm Going To Soar, is really quite wonderful too. If you like mad, mad things.

4. The Lemonheads - Alison's Starting To Happen

She's getting her tit pierced and growing a mohawk...I guess there's someone for everyone.

3. The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up

2. The Jam - Start!

Knowing that someone in this world feels as desperate as me...

1. The Smiths - I Started Something I Couldn't Finish

Typical me!

Start your comments now...


  1. Glad to see you back. Of course, I will recognise none of the items in your top tens.
    Maybe I could be in the list of top ten old farts?

  2. Number One... with a bullet!

  3. Seasick Steve? Pandering to my nautical problems will not avail you a jot.

  4. Have you done a top ten Smiths yet? You should :) I have dutifully switched my blog roll to histopten

  5. Kelloggs - that... would... be... impossible.

    Challenge... accepted!

  6. I have been having that very same thought about the new Dexys this past weekend (that was the other CD I got for my birthday)

    Welcome back :)

  7. Good to see you back in the blogging world Rol! A fine top ten as ever, particularly numbers 1 and 2.

  8. One of the best top ten ever :)

  9. Very keen on what I've heard of that Dexys album (saw them on Later) so might just pick that up...

  10. You missed Space - Begin again!


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