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Presenting RockYouLike’s Never-Ending Playlist

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Allow us to draw your attention to our Never-Ending Playlist.  It’s a collection of songs we’ve put together that reflects the type of music we write about, updated regularly with new and classic tracks, both singles and deep cuts.

An urchin, yesterday

We asked a local urchin (pictured) to listen for an hour on shuffle, and here’s what he heard:

Bob Seger – In Your Time
A song written for The Seger’s infant son Cole, back in 1994. Exclusively on Bob’s Greatest Hits album of the same year

Neneh Cherry – Manchild
To our ears, superior even to ‘Buffalo Stance’, and taken from the same album, 1989’s Raw Like Sushi. Sounds like Massive Attack before Massive Attack were a thing, probably because it was co’written by that band’s Robert Del Naja

The The – We Can’t Stop What’s Coming
Matt Johnson’s first single in YEARS. He’s still got it

David Bowie – Absolute Beginners (Full-Length Version)
AKA The ONLY version worth hearing.  Majestic, and proof that Bowie’s ’80s weren’t all bad

R.E.M. – Departure
From their greatest album, 1996’s New Adventures In Hi-Fi.  A straight-ahead rocker with rapid-fire vocals from El Stipe

Sam Cooke – Bring It On Home To Me
Quite simply one of the greatest songs ever recorded.  You can hear his heart ache

Ash – A Life Less Ordinary
Bono once said that if Brian Wilson had formed a punk band, it’d sound like Ash. What more do you need to know?

Broken Bells – Holding On for Life
Broken Bells are James Mercer of The Shins and Brian Burton AKA Dangermouse. Taken from their 2014 album After The Disco

Marc Almond – The Days Of Pearly Spencer
The strings hook will stay with you all day. Trust us.

Columbia Mills – This City Doesn’t Feel Like Home To Me
One of the most talented bands to come out of Ireland in recent times. This is their new single

Steve Winwood – Back In The High Life Again
From his 1986 album of sort-of-the-same-name, Back In The High Life.  This is a beautiful ballad with beautiful lyrics, and features James Taylor on backing vocals for extra sweetness.

Dennis Wilson – River Song
Just stunning. It’s a hymn. From his 1977 album Pacific Ocean Blue

Prince and The Revolution – Under The Cherry Moon
For some reason, when people rave about Prince’s Parade album, this song is never mentioned. It should be, it’s the  best song on there, and yes, I’m including ‘Sometimes It Snows In April’ there

Elton John – Flinstone Boy
The deepest of Elton’s deep cuts. This was a b-side from 1978.  He’d rarely sounded so laid-back

Jinx Lennon – Nigerians (Stop Giving Out About)
The only song of recent times to include the term ‘Hold Your Whisht’ in it’s lyrics. Check out his stuff. This one comes from Know Your Station, Gouger Nation

Frank Zappa – We’re Turning Again
Frank’s sings about the lack of proper rock stars back in 1985. Includes disrespectful and hugely entertaining mentions of dead icons such as Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin and more

But don’t just read about this stuff – If you have Spotify, you can listen to the Never-Ending Playlist right now. Don’t forget to follow it for all the updates