1. Elvis Presley | I Just Can't Help Believin' (B.J. Thomas 'I Just Can't Help Believing' Cover)
My Dad would always sing this to my mum if they'd had an argument. Even if it was the smallest of arguments, he'd still give it a shot.
2. Tommy James & The Shondells | I Think We're Alone Now
What is a Shondell? I have no idea, but I performed this song at a dear friend's wedding. It's had a special place for me ever since.
3. Lee Hazlewood | No Train To Stockholm
The easy beauty of Lee Hazlewood never fails me. This song reminds my of my first white Christmas in Stockholm for obvious reasons.
4. ESG | Erase You
I first heard this song in a club where Throbbing Gristle played surrounded by TV monitors showing strange porn. This song was the only sane thing to hold onto during that strange time. I don't go out so much these days.
5. Nils Frahm | Fa
It's amazing what you can do with a broken thumb.
6. Etta James | I'd Rather Go Blind
I've tried to write a song like this at least 7 times, I've never succeeded. It is perfect.
7. Dr. Hook | If Not You
I can't remember how I came across this song, the lyrics are morally dubious and the tune is pretty obvious. Somehow it still manages to be great.
8. The Flamingos | I Only Have Eyes For You (Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler Cover)
This is Pure Magic. No one makes anything like this anymore. Maybe because it wouldn't sell. Maybe because very few people are this sentimental. I would happily become a very unsuccessful and over sentimental man if it meant I could write this song.
9. Cat Stevens | Trouble (Harold And Maude Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
This was written for the film Harold And Maude, which I've seen maybe 10 times at least. I've bought the movie 4 times and still can't keep hold of a copy. It demands to be passed on every time.
10. John Cage | 4′33″ (Played by David Tudor)
Everybody needs a little Peace and Quiet sometimes.