‘Stop Your Cryin’ – Spiritualized
Uplifting and spiritual, the flourish at the end gives me goosebumps everytime.
‘Man in the mirror’ – Michael Jackson
This song is surprising in its passion, not of the ‘Thriller’ or ‘Beat it’ variety. Jackson must have been reaching out for more through this song. Meaningful, snappy, at the same time soulful.
‘Burnin for You’ – Blue Oyster Cult
It burns literally. The song tempo matches the flames in your fireplace.
‘Jesus Walks’ – Kanye
No blinking while listing Kanye here.
‘Jump’ – Van Halen
This is why I really love the ’80s. The wild glam energy, crazy stunts and Eddie Van Halen’s axe.
‘Redemption Song’ – Bob Marley
‘Hosanna’ – A.R. Rahman (from the film Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa)
‘Kyrie Eleison’ – Mr. Mister
Once again the ’80s does what it does best on this Irish term.
‘Every Breath You Take’ – The Police
Sting deserves every penny he still gets from radio play.
‘Red Red Wine’ – UB40
Reggae and unemployed youth never made a better combination. After all these years, still and always my favourite.