#1 of my top 30 songs of all time

Drum roll please………

Here it is…

My favourite song of all time (well err probably at the moment anyway)

#1 Teardrop – Massive Attack

As you can imagine as a former DJ this wasn’t an easy task, 15,000 tracks down to this one, but this just shone out, i never get tired of it, it relaxing yet inspiring, it’s trip/hip hop based which i love, it’s sang beautifully, it ticks all my boxes.

From wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teardrop_(song)

“Teardrop is a song by Massive Attack, which was first released on their 1998 album Mezzanine. It was released as a single on 27 April 1998. The song became another UK hit for the group, peaking at number 10 on the UK Singles Chart. The song features vocals by Elizabeth Fraser of the Cocteau Twins. The song is also known for its use in numerous TV programs and movies, notably as the theme song, on American TV, of the medical television series ‘House’. The instrumental portions of the song at the beginning and the end which feature a bass drum beat reminiscent of a heartbeat are used in the opening theme.

The song’s music video featured a plastic fetus in the womb, singing the song. It was directed by Walter Stern.

“Teardrop” was first developed from a simple harpsichord riff picked out in the studio in April 1997. Vowles sent the demo to Madonna as he wanted her to record the vocals for the song (the band had previously worked with her on their 1995 reworking of the song “I Want You“). The two other band members Robert Del Naja and Grantley Marshall wanted Elizabeth Fraser of the Cocteau Twins to record the vocals, feeling her ethereal style suited the mournful melody and feel of the piece. Madonna was very keen to record the vocals, and was disappointed when the two-to-one vote went in Fraser’s favour.[1]

Fraser wrote the song’s lyrics and was recording the song when she got the news of the death by drowning on 29 May 1997 of her once-close friend, Jeff Buckley. “That was so weird … I’d got letters out and I was thinking about him. That song’s kind of about him – that’s how it feels to me anyway.”[2] 

It’s amazing what a old group of break-dancers and DJ’s from the 80’s can produce 🙂

Live performance …

Honourable mention…

Protection – Massive Attack, another great song…

 

My blurb about #mytop30 …

I now have 15,906 songs in my iTunes collection. In my defence I am an ex-DJ, honest! So on a long train journey i started to add my favourites to a playlist. I was aiming to find my top 5, but ended up with my top 30.

Whats your top 5/10/20/30?

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