Thursday, June 26, 2014


U2 released 1 of their best songs in 1988: "Angel of Harlem". The song was featured on the group's 'Rattle And Hum' album that same year. U2 are credited as its writers. The song namechecks jazz and blues musicians John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Billie Holiday (the "Lady Day" the song is dedicated to). Jimmy Iovine produced the recording. The track features The Memphis Horns. 
Lifted off the LP and its documentary film for release as a single, "Angel..." reached #1 in New Zealand. The disc peaked in the Top 10 on the British, Dutch and Irish charts. In America, the song peaked at #14.

This is a list made up of the songs I enjoy the most, ranked in order of preference: the higher we go, the more I cherish them. Some were released as singles, others as album tracks. Some are obscure; others were worldwide hits or have universal appeal. They aren't always the most famous or popular, but simply a personal choice. I have excluded songs from the last few years in order to get a better idea of a song's lasting impression. I hope you find some new tracks to love, or re-discover some past favourites.
2 new instalments are added each day (every 12 hours) with 1 of the remaining 300 songs as well as moving down from #1201 to 1500, with 5 of those songs added daily.

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