Wednesday, 2 July 2008

The Letter D

The Letter D

For a playlist beginning with D, it seems only right to note that D is for Dancing - In the street, as a Queen, or in the Dark. Similarly, D is also for "Don't". So, Don't go Breaking my Heart, and Don't stop me now either. In selecting these shortlists, I often refer to how often a song has been coverered to reflect how popular it's been. In a slight change to normal though, in the playlist above, I'm actually playing to cover version. It's very simple, I think that last year's Glastonbury cover of Diamonds are Forever by the Arctic Monkeys of the Shirley Bassey classic is one of the best performances I've heard. Similarly, Vic Reeves and the Wonderstuff's version of Tommy Roe's Dizzy is perhaps better known than the original, and was number one for double the length of time of the original (2 weeks against 1) The tracks by The Beach Boys, The Monkees, and (the much covered one) by Petula Clark were obvious choices; and I conclude with two tracks pointing out that D can also create some fairly silly sounding titles. Good songs though.

1 comment:

Hazard said...

And from those of us who don't like Sunshine & Ice-cream with their music:

Darklands by the Jesus & Mary Chain,
Delicious by Sleeper,
Devils & Dust by Bruce Springsteen,
Distant Sun by Crowded House,
Doing the Unstuck by The Cure...

And the actual BEST song beginning with D ever, a lyrical masterpiece

Dear God by XTC!