Category Archives: earworms

More Kanté – Yeke Yeke

I was at a Songhoy Blues gig last night and realised that my love for the music of Mali started with this dance music gem from 30 (count em) years ago. It also reminds me of a dear friend (who is no longer with us) as it was “his” tune on the dance floor.

This one’s for you, Will.





This Mortal Coil – Tarantula

But when the thunder breaks, it breaks for you and me.


Nadia Rose – Tight Up

Crazy dancing.


Cocteau Twins – Iceblink Luck

I’m surprised at how infrequently I have a Cocteaus earworm, given how obsessed I was with them in my youth. I think it must be the unintelligible lyrics.



Godley and Creme – Cry

Heard this on the radio a couple of weeks ago, and it’s stuck in my head now. I recall loving the video when it came out. Simple but effective.


Mr Jukes featuring Charles Bradley – Grant Green

For the one and only Screaming Eagle of Soul. So lucky to have seen him live with his revue in Glasgow. One of my favourite gigs of the past few years. Thank you for the music, Charles.

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Lee Hazlewood – My Autumn’s Done Come

Well, it is the Autumnal Equinox after all…



The Staple Singers – People Get Ready

This cool version of People Get Ready is rolling round my head today. Enjoy.



The Divine Comedy – Charmed Life

Not sure why this is my earworm at the moment, but it’s a charming song and it makes me cry a little bit.



Anohni – 4 Degrees

Climate change terror.