Monday, 22 April 2013

My Top Ten Last Time Songs

After our first time, so often comes our last time...

10. Keane - This Is The Last Time

The listeners of Radio 2 recently voted Keane's Hopes & Fears(from which this song hails) as the second greatest album of all time... after Clocks by Coldplay and just ahead of Rio by Duran Duran.


9. Glen Campbell - The Last Time I Saw Her

Written by Gordon Lightfoot, who had a mighty fine voice. But not quite as fine as Glen Campbell.

8. Eels - The Last Time We Spoke

Haunting. Seriously haunting.

7. Kris Kristofferson - The Last Time


6. Shea Seger - Last Time

If Shea wakes up with you... it'll be the last time.

5. Squeeze - Last Time Forever

From 28 years ago - when Glenn Tilbrook looked like David Coverdale, Chris Difford looked like Matt Smith and Jools Holland looked like... Jools Holland.

4. Rory Gallagher - For The Last Time

There is some serious guitar playing on this track.

3. Morrissey - Pregnant For The Last Time

The only Top 30 hit ever to appear in the UK singles chart with the word "pregnant" in the title, and it never officially appeared on an album.
Phlegm lapels for the last time
Corn beef legs for the last time
2. Joni Mitchell - The Last Time I Saw Richard
The last time I saw Richard was Detroit in '68,
And he told me all romantics meet the same fate someday
Cynical and drunk and boring someone in some dark cafe
Genius. And if that isn't proof enough, try this...
Richard got married to a figure skater
And he bought her a dishwasher and a Coffee percolator
And he drinks at home now most nights with the TV on
And all the house lights left up bright
I'm gonna blow this damn candle out
I don't want nobody coming over to my table
I got nothing to talk to anybody about
All good dreamers pass this way some day
Hiding behind bottles in dark cafes
Dark cafes
1. The Rolling Stones - The Last Time

Inevitable, I know. But still great. Just listen to Jagger's swagger...

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  1. It must be an age thing but in my head I managed to convert Roberta Flack's First Time (as mentioned in your last top 10) to 'Last Time'. Oops. Anyway, the net result is that I found Last Time by Taylor Swift, which I've refused to listen to as I suspect it may be a waste of my life...

    1. Actually, the Taylor Swift song came close to being included. But it's not one of her best.

      (I am not being funny. I like a bit of Taylor Swift. Sue me.)

  2. Morrissey's will always be the one for me (fatty).

    1. It was the phlegm lapels that did it for you, wasn't it?


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