Earlier this evening I was on Facebook (like that's a surprise) and a mate posted a YouTube video of one of my favouritest ever ever ever (OK, that's quite enough) songs, the lovely Song To The Siren by This Mortal Coil.
This is a song that can produce goosebumps on me every time. I had the computer speakers on fairly loudly and at first I worried that it would be too loud for the other occupants of the house, but after hearing no voice of complaint after about 15 seconds I decided to just let the thing play. At the end of it I shivered a little, wiped a dewy tear from my eye and thought,".....aaaahhhhhh. It just does not get any better than that."
There is a short list of songs that have the power to do that. If I played them all at once I would just be a puddle at the end of it.
Here are some.
Roy Orbison - In Dreams
Ronettes - Be My Baby
Monsoon (feat. Sheila Chandra) - Sunset Over The Ganges
The Smiths - Asleep
The Art Of Noise - Moments In Love
This Mortal Coil - Kangaroo
David Sylvian and Ryuichi Sakamoto - Forbidden Colours
Japan - Ghosts