Saturday, September 21, 2013

Top 10s This Week

Top 10 Songs:

10. KING OF COPENHAGEN, The Mahones (2013)
9. CAME BACK HAUNTED, Nine Inch Nails (2013)
8. IF THE RIVER WAS WHISKEY, Spin Doctors (2013)
7. FOUR BLACK SHEEP, Martha Wainwright (2012)
6. KANKEJMEURRE, Les Anticipateurs (2013)
5. DRAG ROPES, Storm Corrosion (2012)
4. LE QUART DU CRISS, Les Anticipateurs (2013)
3. SIRENS, Pearl Jam (2013)
2. YOUTH WITHOUT YOUTH, Metric (2012)
1. REFLEKTOR, Arcade Fire (with David Bowie) (2013)

Top 10 Songs About Guns:

10. HAPPINESS IS A WARM GUN (The Beatles cover), The Breeders (1990)
9. MACHINE GUN, Jimi Hendrix (1970)
8. LAWYERS, GUNS AND MONEY, Warren Zevon (1978)
7. DIAMONDS AND GUNS, Transplants (2002)
6. SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL, Lynyrd Skynyrd (1975)
5. JANIE'S GOT A GUN, Aerosmith (1989)
4. THAT'S WHEN I REACH FOR MY REVOLVER, Mission Of Burma (1981)
3. 16 SHELLS FROM A THIRTY-OUGHT SIX, Tom Waits (1983)
2. THE GUNS OF BRIXTON, The Clash (1979)
1. BANG BANG (MY BABY SHOT ME DOWN) (Cher cover), Nancy Sinatra (1966)

Honorable mentions: Big Man With A Gun by Nine Inch Nails, and Me And A Gun by Tori Amos, both dealing with the issue of rape, one as the perpetrator, the other from the victim's side; I deliberately left out hip hop songs because that would have been the whole top-10, probably - and there would have been too many to choose from. One of the least violent groups out there, Cypress Hill, has at least 25 on their own, with Cock The Hammer, and A To The K first coming to mind.

Top 10 Songs (Mostly) About Bombs:

10. I'M A BOMB, Natasha Bedingfield (2004)
9. SPANISH BOMBS, The Clash (1979)
8. BOMBTRACK, Rage Against The Machine (1992)
7. CHERRY BOMB, The Runaways (1976)
6. YOU DROPPED A BOMB ON ME, The Gap Band (1982)
5. THE WAKE-UP BOMB, R.E.M. (1996)
4. CALM LIKE A BOMB, Rage Against The Machine (2000)
3. B.O.B. (BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD), Outkast (2000)
2. ROCKETS FALL ON ROCKET FALLS, Godspeed You! Black Emperor (2002)
1. TIME BOMB, Rancid (1995)

Honorable mentions: Tom Waits' Sex Bomb, and all the other songs in which being ''The (or Da) Bomb'' is the best thing possible, or ''bombing'' is the worst.

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