Thursday 28 September 2023

Neverending Top Ten #6.4: Modern Songs

What are you doing at the party, Sam?


Yeah? What are you going to sing?

Some of my favourite songs that are modern and you won't know.

Huh. You want modern songs? I'll give you modern songs, son. Look, I made you a CD!

The Jam - The Modern World

The News - Modern Toys

Boomtown Rats - She's So Modern

The Strokes - The Modern Age

Crashland - Modern Animal

Meat Loaf - Modern Girl

Idlewild - A Modern Way Of Letting Go

Neil Diamond -A Modern Day Version Of Love

Ben Kyle & Romantica - How to Live in a Modern World

Art Brut - Modern Art

Terry, Blair & Anouchka - Ultra Modern Nursery Rhyme

Sleeper - The Modern Age

The Crooks - Modern Boys

Be Bop Deluxe - Modern Music

Jesse Malin - In The Modern World

Sondre Lerche - Modern Nature

Generation X - Modern Boys

Daryl Hall & John Oates - Method of Modern Love

Charm School – Excerpts from the Modern Song

The Humdrum Express - The Curse Of The Modern Musician

Belle and Sebastian - This Is Just A Modern Rock Song

David Bowie - Modern Love

Beck - Modern Guilt

The Mekons - Ancient & Modern

Lou Reed - Modern Dance

Jefferson Starship - Modern Times

The Courteeners - Modern Love

Billy Joel - Modern Woman

Bloc Party - This Modern Love

Actually, wait, seriously... here's a song that was only released last week. You don't get more modern than that, do you?

Bleachers are from New Jersey. They're the brainchild of guitarist and producer Jack Antanoff, who used to be in Fun. They have featured here before, but this is their latest single, and it's pretty damned good for a modern pop song... even though it does harken back to the 70s and 80s, like most of their stuff.


  1. I await the report of what Sam actually ended up singing...

    1. There was mention of both Imagine Dragons and bloody Sheeran. Sometimes I feel like I've wasted the last ten years...

  2. So not a father and son karoake duet?
    Re. yesterday, would a clutch of readers be more appropriate? A Handful? Anyway, the corgi toy is available on a well known auction site
    And YouTube have said car in action:

    Some people have too much time on their hands

    1. In a later conversation, I asked Sam if he didn't like some of "my" music. He replied that he liked the rock n roll but didn't like the waltzes. I'm still puzzling that one out.

      A couple or a pair?

      That toy was a lot more exciting in my imagination.

    2. I'm old enough to remember how exciting it was when corgi produced toy cars whose front doors you could open. The button-pressing feature on the MFU car was a Great Leap Forward


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