Five Songs, Part 81 (Paul Weller birthday edition)

I had my Five Songs for the week all done and set to go this afternoon when I realized — today’s Paul Weller’s birthday (54th, not that anyone’s counting). Not sure why — maybe because of a lot of his solo career has left me cold, or perhaps because he’s been around since my late teens — but I kinda take Weller for granted. Which makes no sense because a lot of my favorite songs of all time have something to do with The Jam or The Style Council.

So anyway, I tacked a dozen-minus-one extra songs at the last minute to the five Five Songs all set to go — five from The Jam (for my favorite Jam song, “Town Called Malice,” I went with one of my favorite movie dance moments of all — Billy Eliot’s “Footloose” moment), three from The Style Council and three solos, the last one from his latest album, Sonik Kicks.

And enjoy your long weekend:

The Rain, The Park and Other Things — The Cowsills

Pretty Baby — Blondie

Land of 1,000 Dances — Cannibal & the Headhunters

Richard Cory — Simon & Garfunkel

Run, Run, Run — The Velvet Underground

In the City — The Jam

Going Underground — The Jam

That’s Entertainment — The Jam

The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had to Swallow) — The Jam

Town Called Malice — The Jam

The Paris Match — The Style Council

Shout to the Top — The Style Council

Walls Come Tumbling Down — The Style Council

You Do Something to Me — Paul Weller

Written in the Stars — Paul Weller

That Dangerous Age — Paul Weller

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2 Responses to “Five Songs, Part 81 (Paul Weller birthday edition)”

  1. jmucci Says:

    One of my favorites from him is “Beat Surrender”… that’s a great song. “Town Called Malice” might get the slight nod though. “A Bomb in Wardor St.” is also a good one.

  2. Jay Parks Says:

    The Jam’s “Ghosts”…That is all.

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