Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Hot 100 #15

A quieter week on the countdown than last week, thankfully, and the only band I could find with 15 in the name was the one above. I'm guessing they're Spanish, but beyond that.... no idea. Here's a tune from them anyway...

Grupo 15 - El Ole

Let's start with Lynchie, who straight away grabbed two of the most obvious choices. First this...

The Cure - 10:15 Saturday Night (The Peel session version!)

That's a pretty good version. Not heard that before. Here's the original to contrast...

The Cure - 10:15 Saturday Night

And then this...

The Who - 5.15 (Outta my brain on the train!)

Not surprised to find both Martin & C seconding those.

Martin carried on with these...

The Fall - 15 Ways (To Leave Your Man) 

The Beta Band - Number 15

ABC - 15 Storey Halo

David Bowie - 5.15 The Angels Have Gone

Hang on, Martin... Brian's got something to say about that one...

TVC 15. 'Nuff said.

David Bowie - TVC15

Although Brian did then self-correct...

Was just singing this to myself in bed this morning. "ONE-FIVE!" Boy, is my face red.

Apologies for the interruption, Martin. You carry on...

Taylor Swift - Fifteen 

Barry Manilow - Fifteen Minutes

...Christ, I'd better stop there...

Good decision. I'm not sure you can top the Bazzer Boogie.

Although I'm rather surprised you didn't suggest this one, Martin... considering it's one of your favourite bands, before they changed their name.

Sp!n - Fifteen Minutes

And even more surprised, you forgot this one...

Gene - Her Fifteen Years

Over to Jim in Dubai...

Tougher than I thought this week, here's all I have...

Wire - The 15th

Evripidis and his Tragedies - Fifteen Again

Standard Fare - Fifteen

That's cool. Thank you, Jim.

Over to Rigid Digit, who also nominated The Who and The Cure...

Radiohead - 15 Step

The Guess Who - 8:15

Inspiral Carpets - 8:15 From Manchester (the theme to a 90s Saturday Morning kids show - it's actually a re-recording of Find Out Why. But it does evoke a memory of late teenage/early 20s hangovers.)

Alyson was up next, with two very fine... if distinctly un-Alyson... suggestions...

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Fifteen Feet of Pure White Snow 

Levellers - 15 Years

Finally this week, it's Swiss Adam...

To what's above I can add...

Ride - Fifteen minutes


Beat The Devil - Three fifteen 

Fairly obscure that one.

So obscure, I couldn't find it online. I did find this though...

Beat The Devil - Plea Bargain

OK, so what did I have left over...?

Kirsty MacColl - Fifteen Minutes

John Prine & Lee Ann Womack - 15 Years Ago

Patterson Hood - Fifteen Days (Leaving Time Again)

Johnny Boy - 15 Minutes

Depeche Mode - Little 15

Gilbert O'Sullivan - 15 Times

The Ataris - 1*15*96

Elvis Costello - 15 Petals

Ocean Colour Scene - The Clock Struck 15 Hours Ago

Supergrass - Prophet 15

The Human Beinz - April 15th

Elbow - The Delayed 3:15

Johnny Lloyd - Next Episode Starts In 15 Seconds

Rilo Kiley - 15

Which is Jenny Lewis at her best...

He was deep like a graveyard, wired like T.V.
And how could he have known
That she'd be down for almost anything

But she was only, only, only 15
My, oh my, you pretty thing

It's about that time
For us to meet
Does your daddy have a shotgun?

Oh, wait... I've forgotten to pick a winner, haven't I? Tough one this week as I don't have a clear favourite, although the two that got the most votes are clearly leading the field.

You can choose your own favourite, but for me... although in most matches, Roger Daltrey would defeat Robert Smith... in this one, Bob just edges it. Maybe it's because this song reminds me so much of Saturday nights in my 20s... although I don't remember ever sitting in the kitchen sink.




  1. God, how did I miss Her Fifteen Years? Must be losing it (if I ever had it).

    Red Death at 6.14 by The White Stripes is all I have for this week. Unless I've missed something else by one of my most beloved bands...

  2. Great choice for your winning no. 15.
    As for 14, will muse on this but for the moment just the band 14 Iced Bears have sprung to mind. I couldn't tell you any of their songs any more unfortunately, although have vivid memories of ordering in their singles for some devoted indie fans at the time of their release and (in my head at least) being very disparaging about their chosen name. Now I think it's rather lovely!

  3. Hats off to you Rol for putting this together as my brain is incapable of concentrating on anything at the moment. Yes, my choices above not really my thing, but fitted the brief.

    From the same source I have just found something called 14 Hours To Save The Earth by Tomski.

    This is an open letter
    From you and me together
    Tomorrow's in our hands now
    Find the words that matter
    Say them out loud
    And make it better somehow

    Looking down from up on the moon
    It's a tiny blue marble
    Who would've thought the ground we stand on
    Could be so fragile
    This is a love song to the Earth

    You're no ordinary world
    A diamond in the universe
    Heaven's poetry to us
    Keep it safe, keep it safe, keep it safe
    Cause it's our world, it's our world

    1. Wow Alyson, that could not be more apt.

  4. Another tough one this week, only have the two.

    Just Fourteen - Comet Gain
    14th Floor - Television Personalities

  5. I've got a pare 2 hours whilst waiting for an Ocado delivery slot, so:
    14 Years - Guns n Roses
    Avril 14th - Aphex Twin
    14 Black Paintings - Peter Gabriel
    14 - Palma Violets
    14th Street - Rufus Wainwright
    14 Rivers, 14 Floods - Beck

    back to the virtual queue

  6. I couldn't think of any songs with 14 in the title but then I discovered "Fourteen" by Tiny Tim on which is voice sounds nothing like it did on "Tiptoe Through The Tulips". It's a pretty deep voice which led me to believe it might be an imposter.

    The lyrics kick off with
    Fourteen girls in baggy pajamas
    What if I'd gone to the south Bahamas"........and just get weirder.

  7. 'Fourteen Hour Dream' - Soft Machine
    'Fourteen Stories Down' - Don Bailey

  8. I can't believe I didn't think of this before but having indulged in '60s psychedelia in a big way in the '80s I really should have remembered '14 Hour Technicolour Dream' by The Syn.

  9. Kind of quiet on the 14 front. I'll add 14 Days from Nick Lowe's the Impossible Bird. I think this is his best album, and that's saying something. Oh, and I would like to back up C and proclaim that the 14 Iced Bears were awesome. Unfortunately, their sleeves were nothing to write home about. Perhaps the cover for The Importance Of Being Frank EP would suffice for art.


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