Music playlist week #18
Welcome to Damson's weekly feature.
Each week we share 10 great tracks with you.
This week we have a guest playlist from Pat Sharp (Woo Woo!). Famous for presenting the INCREDIBLE Funhouse and being a long time DJ for Capital FM. Infamous for the mullet of course... We asked Pat for his 10 favourite tunes to DJ with when he is playing at events and club nights.
Hermes House Band - Country Roads
Not the original version of this song, but probably more popular than John Denver's take, especially when it comes to parties and club nights! The guiltiest of guilty pleasures, but a pleasure all the same. Once this gets stuck in your head, it will take some shifting...
The Jam - A Town Called Malice
The stand out track from their self titled 1982 release. This was them at their stomping, snarling, Motown inspired best. The song has been forever immortalised by featuring in the amazing Billy Elliott movie. An absolute all-time classic.
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
Neil Diamond apparently doesn't like "Sweet Caroline". Shame, because the rest of the world absolutely bloody love it! Whether you are at a family party, cheesy night club or seemingly every type of sporting event, you'll have heard and no doubt sang along to this at the top of your lungs.
The Killers - Mr Brightside
16 years on, we still love "Mr Brightside" as much as ever. Picture this: You're in a pub, you've had a bit to drink and this song comes on. Suddenly everyone in the whole place have their arms around each other and everyone has made best friends with the closest stranger. Name another song that does that? We'll wait.
AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long
Classic rock is about heavy hooks, power chords and tight harmonies. There's a good argument to be had that no song demonstrates this as well as "You Shook Me All Night Long". There are so many AC//DC tracks that sound great when played live, but this takes the top spot for Pat.
Fountains of Wayne - Staceys Mom
A seriously, seriously catchy song with a brilliant video (Hi, Rachel Hunter). We remember finding this a little irritation when it first came out but as years have gone by, it's taken on a life of its own and is the quintessential party track!
Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict A Riot
The Kaiser Chiefs brilliantly crackers early career release, is still one of the absolute highlights of any live set that they do. A naughty, noisy slab of early noughties indie goodness. They may never reach the heights of this track again, but that's fine by us.
Queen - Don't Stop Me Know
According to a recent "scientific" study, "Don't stop me now" is the worlds most uplifting song...Now we're not too sure about that, but it is a serious feel-good tune, that's for sure. We can't hear this anymore without picturing this video...
WHAM! - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
Thanks to the music video, every time you see a "Pro-life" T-Shirt you think of this song. For us this is the happiest song ever made, not "Don't Stop Me Now". Every time its played, the endorphins start flowing big time. We miss George!
December 5, 2019