Wednesday, 5 September 2012

My Top Ten Peculiar Songs







So I have a new comic out.

You can read all about it here.

To celebrate: an appropriate Top Ten...


10. Tim Buckley - Ain't It Peculiar

Who knew Tim Buckley could be this funky?

9. Vinny Peculiar - Uniform

Couldn't find a whole lot of Vinny Peculiar on youtube, but I liked this Robert-Palmer-meets-Porridge video.

8. Willie Nelson & Emmylou Harris - My Own Peculiar Way

Because you can never have enough Willie.

(Oh, give me a break! I only did that gag to keep Steve happy!)

7. Hüsker Dü - It's Not Peculiar

The Hold Steady weren't just influenced by Bruce.

6. Man Like Me - Peculiar

These guys listened to way too much Talking Heads while in the womb. Still, nothing wrong with that.

5. Cousteau - Peculiarly You

The way you arch your back and comb your hair
The way you only come when no-one else is there
The way you look like you might know a secret
There's not a lot I can do, it's peculiarly you


Top youtube comment for this song: "This song is like seeing a beautiful woman in a way". So that's what Swiss Toni's doing these days.

4. Marvin Gaye - Ain't That Peculiar

Scrumptious. See also the Japan version, which you may prefer... if you're CLINICALLY INSANE. (No offense. There's nothing wrong with the Japan version. As an 80s artifact. But c'mon - it's hardly Marvin Gaye.)

3. Frank Sinatra - Life Is So Peculiar

About time we had a burst of Frank philosophy round here...

When I get up each morning, there's nothing to breathe but air
And when I look in the mirror, there's nothing to comb but hair
And when I sit down to breakfast, there’s nothing to eat but food
Life is so peculiar but you can't stay home and brood


2. Simon & Garfunkel - A Most Peculiar Man

As a lonely, confused and frightened twenty-something, I sometimes wondered if this was how I'd end up...

1. Mull Historical Society - Peculiar

If Department of the Peculiar had a theme song, this would be it.

Don’t make them laugh, or they will LAUGH at you…
Don’t piss them off, or they will piss on you…
Don’t make them crack !!
Or they will crack…you.... in 2 2 2 2……




So, those were the most peculiar songs I could find. Do you have a favourite peculiarity?



8 comments:

  1. That's a bit specific innit, our Rol. (Or 'pacific' as some people annoyingly say). Or Mancunians who say 'lickle bockle', or them folk that say 'chimley' instead of chimney. And Geordies - like Alan Shearer - who use 'went' in the wrong way. Or 'skellington' misusers. They should be manacled in stocks on the market place and pummelled with rotting fruit.

    My wife says 'Jeremeny' instead of 'Jeremy'. She assures me that she cannot say 'Jeremy'. This can be awkward at middle-class dinner parties. Fortunately we don't go to many.

    It's all a bit peculiar.

    Oh - and I don't know any songs with a 'peculiar' title.

    God bless.

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    1. I hate eXspecially people who say eXpresso.

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  2. I don't have any suggestions, I just want to congratulate you on coming up with ten songs with the word peculiar in the title, when I couldn't think of any.

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  3. Japan - Ain't That Peculiar...

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    1. The Marvin Gaye version is better. ;-P

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  4. I'm with Steve...is that peculiar?

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    1. I always find it peculiar when anyone agrees with Steve.

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