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People love lists, I’m told. The ten best this, the fity most embarrassing that… so why not contribute my own? It’d be as good a way as any to air the skeletons piled up in my cupboard, demonstrate the catholicity of my musical tastes, and live a little while longer the fantasy that my opinion matters to people other than myself. So there it is, plucked from the ether, my Top 101 singles, or songs that should have been singles, the 101 I could remember at this particular moment, listed in no particular order. It goes without saying that I reserve the right to change my mind at any time and alter this list without warning or prejudice to my reputation...


Friday On My Mind, The Easybeats
If She Doesn’t Smile, It’ll Rain, Fantastic Something
I Only Have Eyes For You, The Flamingoes [sic]
She’s Not There, The Zombies
Looking For A Fox, Clarence Carter
Ba-Ba Boom, The Ethiopians
Groovin', The Young Rascals
Cécile, Claude Nougaro
Wouldn’t It Be Nice, Beach Boys
Late Night City, Comateens
Sunrain, Ash Ra Tempel
Let Her Dance, Bobby Fuller Four
Sheena Is A Punk Rocker, Ramones
Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime, The Korgis
Love Will Keep Us Together, Captain & Tennille
Woodstock, Matthews Southern Comfort
Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick, Ian Dury & The Blockheads
Fever, Alvin Robinson
I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Electric Prunes
Come And Get Me, Jackie de Shannon
Alfie, Cilla Black
No Milk Today, Herman’s Hermits
See Emily Play, Pink Floyd
Time Goes By So Slow, The Distractions
Ever Fallen In Love, The Buzzcocks
You Only Get What You Give, New Radicals
Marabouts, Eggstone
Tears Of A Clown, Bertrand Burgalat
You Won’t Get Me Home, Fatima Mansions
Are You Happy?, Microdisney
Doctor Wu, Steely Dan
I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do), Hall & Oates
Forget-me-Nots, Patrice Rushen
You’ve Got My Number (Why Don’t You Use It), The Undertones
Teenage Kicks, The Undertones
Dream Sequence, The Unknowns
Cast Your Fate To The Wind, Sounds Orchestral
Tout Bas, Blue Stars, feat. Blossom Dearie
Quiet Village, Les Baxter Orchestra
Clouds Across The Moon, Rah Band
Sail On Sailor, Beach Boys
Borzeguim, A.C. Jobim
Charlie Was A Good Boy, The Dogs
Blue Bayou, Roy Orbison
O que foi feito devera, Elis Regina & Milton Nascimento
It’s Over, Roy Orbison
Bus Stop, Hollies
Waterloo Sunset, The Kinks
Where Have All The Good Times Gone, The Kinks
Chalkhills And Children, XTC
Friends of Mine, The Zombies
She’s Like A Rainbow, Rolling Stones
Walk Out To Winter, Aztec Camera
Cruel, Prefab Sprout
Witchi-Tai-To, Harpers Bizarre
Snow Queen, Roger Nichols & The Circle Of Friends
The Way That It Shows, Richard Thompson
Reza, Edu Lobo e Tamba Trio
Runaway, Del Shannon
New York’s A Lonely Town, The Tradewinds
River Man, Nick Drake
Nomads, High Llamas
Hanging On The Telephone, The Nerves
Dynamite, The DB’s
The Beast With Three Backs, Momus
Ame Câline, Michel Polnareff
Looking With My Eyes, Dionne Warwick
Fool Killer, Gene Pitney
Don’t Look Back, The Remains
Hey Girl, Freddie Scott
It Might As Well Rain Until September, Carole King
Do You Wanna Dance?, The Beach Boys
Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder), The Beach Boys
The Last Balloon, XTC
We’ll Build A House, Martin Newell
The Model, Kraftwerk
Only The Lonely, Frank Sinatra
Where Or When, Dion & The Belmonts
The Train From Kansas City, The Shangri-La’s
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling, Righteous Brothers
My Friend The Sun, Family
Let’s Go Trippin’, Dick Dale
La Scoumoune, François de Roubaix
What A Fool Believes, Doobie Brothers
Beeswing, Richard Thompson
Par Hasard, Mikado
Cherish, The Association
Cathy’s Clown, Everly Brothers
Well Allright, Buddy Holly
Baby It’s You, The Shirelles
Magic Hollow, The Beau Brummels
Pretty Ballerina, The Left Banke
A Salty Dog, Procol Harum
International Jet Set, The Specials
The Last Picture Of Summer, The Lotus Eaters
I Think We’re Alone Now, Tommy James & The Shondells
Mrs. Bluebird, Eternity’s Children
Bedazzled, Peter Cook & Dudley Moore
You Can’t Judge A Book (By Looking At The Cover), Bo Diddley
Hideaway, Georgie Fame
Humiliation, Stackridge


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