I'm proud to say this concludes our jaunt through the deadliest of sins...
10. Bonnie Raitt - Love Has No Pride
If you were looking for that U2 song... here's one reason why you won't find it here. (The other reason: it's by U2.)
Also memorably covered by this bloke...
9. Billy Bragg - Swallow My Pride
From Billy's excellent new album Tooth & Nail... yep, he's still got it.
Oh how can a man be strong?
He can't even lift up telephone and say he's wrong
If I want you back again8. The Donnas - Have You No Pride?
Then I know what I must do
Got to swallow my pride and get back home to you.
The Donnas offer advice to a hopeless romantic.
Shoegazers in blazers7. King - Love & Pride
Introduce you to razors, so that
The Wilson twins, they can see you
In all your glory, in all your glory
Weren't the 80s brilliant?
If you're in any doubt, check out the video in which Paul King wanders round an old quarry with a can of spray paint wearing a green suit, red boots and a raven on his head before teaching a bunch of kids how to breakdance. It cost 50p to film and they still had change for a bag of chips.
6. James Brown - Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)
Could the Godfather of Soul ever say anything quietly?
5. Beautiful South - Mother's Pride
He's presentable, well looked afterMaternal versus paternal influence... and it does seem Paul Heaton thinks you're better off taking after your mum.
He's domestically disastrous
He's adorable - Mother's Pride
He'll always roam the yard looking for a fightSee also Mother's Pride by George Michael, which has aged far, far better than you'd imagine it would.
He'll pick on all the kids who're twice his height
He's the reason dinner ladies toss and turn at night
Teacher's Blight - Father's Pride
4. Dexys Midnight Runners - My National Pride
Kevin Rowland reclaims the notion of national pride from the fascists and the politicians in a deeply touching ode from the woefully under-appreciated Don't Stand Me Down album.
I've denied my beautiful heritage3. Robert Palmer - Pride
Gone away from my roots and come back home again
I gave away my individuality
And listened to the "now" generation
When really I'm not one of those
But love has brought me closer to the truth and right now
I couldn't be any closer
To love your father is a fulfilling thing
My national pride is a personal pride
Batley Bob goes reggae with an amusing tale about a guy who loses his woman to the gym.
You want her attention2. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary
Well, you’ll have to wait
She’s in the gymnasium
In shorts of a leotard
Despite her age
The girl’s gonna exercise
Your life away
A song about quitting your job in the city and going off to work on a riverboat... also famously recorded by Ike & Tina Turner and Solomon Burke.
1. The Temptations - Ain't Too Proud To Beg
Which would you be proud to call your Number One?