Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Random Top Ten

Random Top Ten!!

Top Ten Police Songs

10. Can’t Stand Losing You
I like how this song both gently mocks and takes seriously the archetype of the breakup song.

9. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
Buoyant and joyful, and a great evocation of the feeling of falling in love.

8. Murder by Numbers
The Police do a dark, jazz thing about the business of murder. Wonderfully archetypical.

7. Walking on the Moon
One of the all-time great bass lines.

6. Roxanne
Best song about a hooker ever?

5. Bring on the Night
That rolling guitar figure just pushes my buttons, not sure why. And I really don’t like reggae!

4. King of Pain
A great lyric and a wonderful way of setting a mood, with that ticking clock intro.

3. Every Breath You Take
Up there with Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA as one of pop music’s all-time most misinterpreted songs. But in the end it’s that stepwise guitar figure that makes the song immortal.

2. Message in a Bottle
A taut little three-act story of a song anchored by a great riff.

1. Synchronicity II
“Many miles away, there’s a shadow on the door, of a cottage on the shore, of a dark, Scottish lake.” A top ten lyric for me.

Until Whenever

1 comment:

Roger Owen Green said...

MY top 10 lyric is from the same song, because it was true of a specific boss I had: "Every single meeting with his so-called superior is a humiliating kick in the crotch."