My current 10 tunes...

West Midlands Top Ten (31/10/16)

1. California Man - The Move

2. Ganja Planter - The Broombusters

3. Save it for later - The Beat

4. The Wizard - Black Sabbath 

5. Telephone line - ELO

6. Gudbuy t' Jane - Slade

7. Inside Out - The Mighty Lemon Drops

8. What town is this - The Loveless

9. I just can't go on without you - Dusty Springfield

10. Johnny too bad - UB40 

Current Top 10 (Sick of it Chart)

  1. Someone take the wheel - The Replacements
  2. It's all over now - The Stones
  3. Rock 'n' roll ghost - The Replacements
  4. Treading on a memory - Paul Brindley (new song)
  5. All shook down - The Replacements
  6. Last Goodbye - Jeff Buckley
  7. Breakdown - Tom Petty
  8. Take the money and run - Steve Milliband (Miller Band)
  9. Mercenary Territory - Little Feat
  10. I'm not down - The Clash

Previous Top 10 (Favourite gigs of all time)

  1. The Replacements - Marquee, London
  2. Bruce Springsteen - Bingley Hall, Stafford
  3. Hanoi Rocks - Marquee, London
  4. Green on Red - Breedon Bar, Birmingham
  5. Thin Lizzy - Capitol, Cardiff
  6. The Clash - Bingley Hall, Birmingham
  7. REM - Tin Can Club, Birmingham
  8. Long Ryders - JB's, Dudley
  9. Primal Scream - Bowling Green, Cannock
  10. The Ramones - Cardiff University

 

 Previous Top 10 (All female singers)

  1. Baby, I Love You - The Ronettes
  2. Kid - The Pretenders
  3. River - Joni Mitchell
  4. Some of your lovin' - Dusty Springfield
  5. Past, Present and Future - The Shangri-La's
  6. In these shoes - Kirsty MacColl
  7. Say goodbye to Hollywood - Ronnie Spector
  8. Dead Flowers - Shelby Lynne
  9. Touched by your presence - Blondie
  10. Girl don't come - Sandie Shaw

Previous Top 10

  1. Cadillac Walk - Mink de Ville
  2. Superstar - Delaney & Bonnie
  3. Italian Girls - Rod Stewart
  4. Everybody here wants you - Jeff Buckley
  5. Once bitten twice shy - Ian Hunter
  6. I would die for you - Prince
  7. Shake up their minds - Marshall Crenshaw
  8. Me and the Devil Blues - Robert Johnson
  9. Old Flame - Thin Lizzy
  10. Never sleep with your friends - Paul Brindley (2012 version)

 

Previous Top 10.
These are influences on the style and context of the novel Live Fast Dai Young.

  1. The Last Picture Show - Larry McMurtry
  2. As I walked out... - Laurie Lee
  3. Chronicles - Bob Dylan
  4.  Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
  5. On the road - Jack Kerouac
  6. The Night Club - Georges Simenon
  7. The Crack-up - F. Scott Fitzgerald
  8. Pierre et Jean - Guy de Maupassant
  9. Rum Punch - Elmore Leonard
  10. A moveable feast - Ernest Hemingway

Previous Top 10

This is an eighties top eleven, just to show it wasn't all dodgy hair and bad music (although I was occasionally guilty on both counts). They're all songs you could hear OUT at the time (JB's, Steve Clayton's Great Escape, Stafford Whiteley Building) and not just in your room.

  1. Ain't nothing but a gore hound - The Cramps
  2. Broad majestic Shannon - The Pogues
  3. Run dusty run - The Long Ryders
  4. Ironmasters - The men they couldn't hang
  5. Footsteps - Womack and Womack
  6. Love my way - The Psychedelic Furs
  7. Rockville - REM
  8. William it was really nothing - The Smiths
  9. Know your rights - The Clash
  10. Unguarded moment - The Church
  11. April Skies - Jesus and Mary Chain

 

Previous Top 10

  1. Link Wray - Rumble
  2. Sonic Youth - Little Trouble Girl
  3. Hamilton Bohannon - Foot stompin' music
  4. The Band - Shape I'm in
  5. Stray Cats - Gene and Eddie
  6. Brothers Johnson - I'll be good to you
  7. The Rolling Stones - Ventilator Blues
  8. Cheap trick - Surrender
  9. The Carpenters - Superstar
  10. Augustus Pablo - King Tubby meets rockers uptown

 

Alex Chilton Top 10

  1. Thirteen
  2. In the Street
  3. September Gurls
  4. Ballad of El Goodo
  5. Hey Little Child
  6. Cry like a Baby
  7. Kangaroo
  8. I'm in love with a girl
  9. Back of a car
  10. Alex Chilton (The Replacements)

 

Previous Top 10

  1. Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
  2. Chuck Prophett - Hot Talk
  3. Canned Heat - On the road again
  4. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Lodi
  5. KC & the Sunshine Band - Sound your funky horn
  6. Outkast - Miss Jackson
  7. Paul Westerberg - Kickin' the stall
  8. Tom Waits - Rainbirds
  9. Ramones - KKK took my baby away
  10. Bruce Springsteen - Something in the night

 

Previous Top 10

  1. The Band - Unfaithful servant
  2. The Faces - Debris
  3. Foo Fighters - Aurora
  4. Long Ryders - Run dusty run
  5. Paul Westerberg - Gun shy
  6. Pixies - Dig for fire
  7. Green on Red - Rock'n'roll disease
  8. The Temptations - I wish it would rain
  9. Judee Sill - Jesus was a crossmaker
  10. Tom Waits - Johnsburg, Illinois

 

Previous Top 10

  1. Hank Williams - Lost Highway
  2. New York Dolls - Cos I sez so
  3. Bobby Womack - Looking for a love
  4. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Lodi
  5. Joni Mitchell - A case of you
  6. Joe Strummer - Johnny Appleseed
  7. Free - Travelling Man
  8. Roy Harper - When an old cricketer leaves the crease
  9. Paul Westerberg - Goodnight sweet prince
  10. Toots and the Maytals - Pressure drop 

 

First Top 10

  1. Jenny Lewis - Big Guns
  2. The Replacements - Gudbuy T'Jane
  3. Johnny Thunders - Born to lose
  4. The Faces - Open to ideas
  5. The Beach Boys - Trader
  6. REM - Perfect circle
  7. The Triffids - Wide open road
  8. Buffalo Tom - Summer
  9. Gladys Knight - You have to cry sometime
  10. The Solomons - 4 Track EP