My Top 40 Favourite Music Pieces

Groovy music I have thought long and hard about my 40 favourite musical pieces.

From time to time I revise the list, but my top 20 is pretty stable.

My tastes are varied, with prog, gospel, heavy, pop, disco, soul, funk, grunge, tear jerkers and classical favourites from a wide range of decades making it into my list. The music affects my head, my ears, my heart, and my feet, and sometimes all four.

I include links to YouTube videos that existed when I last updated this page, but as YouTube often take down videos I can't guarantee they will still work now.

Rank Song (click to open video in new tab) Artist
1 Heart Of The SunriseYes
2 The Day Before You CameABBA
3 Lark's Tongues in Aspic part IIKing Crimson
4 The Man With The Child In His EyesKate Bush
5 The Gates Of DeliriumYes
6 Close To The EdgeYes
7 Tin SoldierSmall Faces
8 Agnus DeiMichael W Smith
9 Slave To The RhythmGrace Jones
12Knowing Me, Knowing YouABBA
13Thursday's ChildDavid Bowie
14LaughingDavid Crosby
15Southern ManNeil Young
16The Name Of The GameABBA
17One Of Our SubmarinesThomas Dolby
18CloudbustingKate Bush
19Schoolboy CrushAverage White Band
20MacArthur ParkRichard Harris
21Aller Plus HautTina Arena
22Your LoveLakewood Church
24Revelation SongKari Jobe
25Dance With My FatherLuther Vandross
26You Keep Me Hanging OnVanilla Fudge
27Last GoodbyeJeff Buckley
28Song for AtheneJohn Tavener
29Early WarningBaby Animals
30A Man Needs A MaidNeil Young
31If I Didn't Love YouTina Arena
32ElouiseBarry Ryan
34Mr BigFree
35I'm Losing YouThe Faces
36If It Be Your WillLeonard Cohen with the Webb Sisters
37Sleeping ChildDebra Byrne
38Simple BoyKarnivool
39No Sad Thoughts His Soul Affright (from Hodie)R Vaughan Williams
40Nights On BroadwayThe Bee Gees
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