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Gone is the vicious humour of the songs that made him famous, replaced by the simplest of longings — to be remembered fondly. One from the heart.
Asked why she never wrote again, she told writer Gerri Hershey: In 1974 and 1975, both recorded songs about God: Depeche Mode may have spent the 80s getting away from fey synth-pop, but still no one expected thundering stadium drums, rockabilly guitars and a Dave Gahan vocal of such depth and authority. Even the most cursory inspection of the lyrics reveals The Number of the Beast to be a Hammer Horror storyline set to metal, nothing more. Some things never change.
This wry treatise on female sexual disappointment, co-written, perhaps significantly, by Alex Turner and his ex-girlfriend Johanna Bennett, could be about a woman who settled down too young at 23 or one who has hit a midlife crisis at 43. Not scary, just fun.
JL Listen on Spotify. The arrival of young Bertie in 1998 is the main reason we had to wait 12 years between Kate Bush albums.
Through the longest night, robins weep, leaves die and the moon hides. This mawkish tale was banned by the Beeb.
GM Listen on Spotify. Sender's name. Still, it sounds like he was worth it.
Its roots are centuries old, but the final version was written by Lloyd Chandler, a Baptist preacher from North Carolina, in 1916. Sinatra shedding the ring-a-ding-ding to embrace gravitas as he looks back at a full life. Either way, this was their first, and deserved, No 1. Good Life, which swiftly followed his very similar Big Fun, was hedonism squared, a celebratory house record paying tribute to celebration itself.
Written by Jacques Brel in 1961, and translated by Rod McKuen, this song was picked up by Jacks, Canadian leader of psychedelic band the Poppy Family, and offered to the Beach Boys before being released as a single.
Gay sex, claimed Truman Capote.
MR Listen on Spotify. But here the message is in the music. Ms Jackson was a song with an inbuilt soap opera. Submit Corrections.
A popular blues number, it became a signature tune for Mae West, who showcased it in her play Diamond Lil. Hank mines the depths of despair as only he can. If you've got a big question about why we've missed something off the list, go to our music blog to tell us which life and death songs you think we should have included.