Considering I was only born in 1995, I guess it’s pretty odd that I grew up listening to music from bands like The Jags and Dexys Midnight Runners. The reason for this oddity is that my father made it his personal mission when my sister and I were kids to create a “good” music taste in each of us. Apparently, “good” means anything but pop music. Personally, I try to listen to music from as many genres as possible, but I guess even that may be because such an effort was made to introduce us to non-chart music.
This week, the album that has been on repeat in my room is Dexys Midnight Runners’ “Too-Rye-Ay”, and I just love it. The whole album is just relentlessly happy. I mean, come on. Jackie Wilson Said? Come On Eileen? How is it possible not to fall in love with this album?
So, without further ado, here is my playlist for the week:
- Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
- The Boomtown Rats – Rat Trap
- The Alarm – 68 Guns
- Blur – Badhead
- David Bowie – Oh! You Pretty Things
- Elbow – Starlings
- The Jam – Going Underground
- Elvis Costello – I Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down
- The Dandy Warhols – Get Off
- Talking Heads – Road to Nowhere
- Dexys Midnight Runners – The Celtic Soul Brothers
- Blur – He Thought of Cars
- David Bowie – Drive In Saturday
- Elbow – Weather To Fly
- Talking Heads – Blind
- The Hoosiers – Worst Case Scenario
- The Style Council – Walls Come Tumbling Down
- Duke Special – Last Night I Nearly Died
- The Lambrettas – Da-A-A-Ance
- Arctic Monkeys – Red Light Indicates Doors Are Secured
- Joe Jackson – Is She Really Going Out With Him?
- The Hoosiers – Cops and Robbers
- Blur – For Tomorrow
- Elbow – The Loneliness of a Tower Crane Driver
- Dexys Midnight Runners – Jackie Wilson Said
For anyone who doesn’t have the joy of owning a copy of Too-Rye-Ay, I’ve made a playlist on YouTube.