Last year, on Christmas day, I did my top five songs of 2012. This year, 5 days before Christmas Day, I’m doing my top five songs of 2013. It’s interesting; fascinating even.
Before you read you should also look at Adam’s exhaustive 2013 list.
Hey Sandy by Polaris
This is the theme tune from Pete and Pete. I never really watched Pete and Pete but became obsessed with this song. Steven J. Kirk knows the singer. Fliss Webb doesn’t like this song but I make her sing the “aye, aye, aye” bit.
It’s 90s indie-(pop)-rock. So I likes it.
Sligo River Blues by John Fahey
I know this sounds almost exactly the same as “Hey Sandy” but I’m a sucker for a good hook. Butseriouslyfolks John Fahey’s awesome. I just wish when I ripped his 2 cd best of onto my computer back in ought’ seven it hadn’t put those annoying clips in.
This is beautiful.
Sleepwalk by Santo and Johnny
I remembered this song from 12 Monkeys – in fact I kept on searching for “Hawaiian Music” to find it. They’re not Hawaiian. This is the song they play when you die and you’re waiting around watching everyone still alive.
My Girl by The Temptations
I used to sing this song on my paper round when I was 14. I got hit by a car on my paper round when I was 14 cos I used to cross the main road with my eyes closed. My ears weren’t all I thought. The best thing about this song is you sing the riff when you’re asked to sing it.
I Fucked My Aunt by The Lonely Island
I’m not going to bother writing about this. Apart from that.
John, Dec 13.