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Ten Songs That Made Me Love...


In this series our writers write about ten songs that made them love a favourite band or artist

Led Zeppelin - (2021)
Led Zeppelin - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

In 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' Julie Cruickshank writes of her favourite songs by 70's rock giants Led Zeppelin.


Erasure - (2021)
Erasure - Ten Songs That Made Me Love....

Fiona Hutchings picks ten personal milestones from the tracks of British pop pioneers Erasure.


Depeche Mode - (2021)
Depeche Mode - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

Fiona Hutchings in 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' writes of her favourite songs by Depeche Mode.


Duran Duran - (2020)
Duran Duran - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

Fiona Hutchings takes us through ten formative memories from the pop titans Duran Duran.


Clash - (2020)
Clash - Ten Songs That Made Me Love

Eoghan Lyng selects tracks by punk legends The Clash for this month’s edition of 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' Following the band’s progress, the cuts chart the outfit’s progress from London upstarts to their incorporation of many of the musical trends that came to define the 1980s.


Miscellaneous - (2020)
Miscellaneous - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

In 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' Cila Warncke reflects on ten of her favourite Memphis soul songs.


Pixies - (2020)
Pixies - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

In our series in which our writers celebrate ten songs that made them love a favourite band or artist, Fiona Hutchings weaves together love, alt-rock and unsettling subject matter in a tribute to Pixies.


Echo And The Bunnymen - (2020)
Echo And The Bunnymen - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

In our series, in which our writers celebrate ten songs that made them love a favourite band or artist, Cila Warncke raises a glass to Liverpudlian post-punks Echo And The Bunnymen


Brian Eno - (2020)
Brian Eno - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

In 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love' Keith How writes of his ten favourite Brian Eno songs between the ten year period of 1973 to 1983,


Miscellaneous - (2019)
Miscellaneous - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

In 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...'Keith How reflects on ten of his favourite songs from 1967.


Miscellaneous - (2019)
Miscellaneous - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

In 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' Nicky Crewe writes of two late 1960's 'Rock Machine' compilations - and ten songs from them - that still have a place in her heart and her record collection.


Miscellaneous - (2019)
Miscellaneous - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

Continuing our series where Pennyblack contributors discuss ten songs that are important to them, Dave Goodwin brings together an eclectic mixture of tracks from 1980.


Miscellaneous - (2019)
Miscellaneous - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

Fiona Hutchings in 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' takes us on a tour of the records that mean the most to her from 1979, the year of her birth.


Miscellaneous - (2019)
Miscellaneous - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

In 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' Dastardly reflects on his ten favourite tracks from 1988.


Robert Forster - (2019)
Robert Forster - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

Dixie Ernill, in 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...', writes of his ten favourite songs by Australian singer-songwriter and Go Betweens co-founder Robert Forster.


Beautiful South - (2019)
Beautiful South - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

Anthony Dhanendran argues the case for and reflects on his ten favourite songs by the much maligned and heavily criticised the Beautiful South.


Miles Davis - (2019)
Miles Davis - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

In 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' Keith reflects on ten songs from Miles Davis' massively eclectic catalogue and finds ten reasons to love his music.


Miscellaneous - (2019)
Miscellaneous - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

Dave Goodwin, in our 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' series, reflects on his ten favourite Northern Soul songs.


Graham Parker - (2019)
Graham Parker - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

In our series, in which our writers write about ten songs that made them love a favourite band or artist, Kimberly Bright writes about her favourite songs by English singer-songwriter Graham Parker.


Mystery Jets - (2019)
Mystery Jets - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

Gillian Fish in 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' takes us on a personal journey through the music of Mystery Jets.


Pulp - (2019)
Pulp - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

In our series, in which our writers write about ten songs that made them love a favourite band or artist, Cila Warncke writes about her favourite songs by Sheffield indie pop iconoclasts Pulp.


Pennyblackmusic - (2018)
Pennyblackmusic - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

Adrian Janes, who has written for Pennyblackmusic since 2012, reflects upon ten of his favourite acts and songs during his time writing for us.


Pennyblackmusic - (2018)
Pennyblackmusic - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

Cila Warncke, who has written for Pennyblackmusic since 2001, reflects on ten compelling songs that have served as her 'spaceship' over the years, as well as markers of time, and tracks by artists including Cinerama, Pulp, Patti Smith and Prince.


Pennyblackmusic - (2018)
Pennyblackmusic - Ten Songs That Made Me Love....

Adrian Huggins looks at ten of his favourite bands and songs during his thirteen years writing for Pennyblackmusic.


Goats Head Soup - (2018)
Goats Head Soup - Ten Songs That Made Me Love....

Dastardly in 'Ten Songs That Made Love...' reflects on all ten songs on the Rolling Stones' 1973 masterpiece, 'Goats Head Soup'.


Pennyblackmusic - (2018)
Pennyblackmusic - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

Long-standing writer Anthony Dhanendran, who started writing for our site in 2002, runs through his favourite tracks from Pennyblackmusic's history.


Pennyblackmusic - (2018)
Pennyblackmusic - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

In our ongoing series, 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love…' Pennyblack writer Carl Bookstein revisits ten songs that made him love Pennyblackmusic.


Pennyblackmusic - (2018)
Pennyblackmusic - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

Lisa Torem, who began writing for Pennyblackmusic in 2008, reflects back on some of her favourite artist interviews and related songs in celebration of the upcoming twenty year anniversary.


Pennyblackmusic - (2018)
Pennyblackmusic - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

In honour of Pennyblack's 20th birthday, Fiona Hutchings picks ten songs from her time at Pennyblackmusic.


Mickey Newbury - (2018)
Mickey Newbury - Ten Songs That Made Me Love

Malcolm Carter in 'Ten Songs that Made Me Love...' writes of some of his favourite songs by 60's singer-songwriter Mickey Newbury.


Miscellaneous - (2018)
Miscellaneous - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

Nicky Crewe in 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' writes of her early teens being brought up in the middle of a Northern pop explosion and some of her favourite 60's soul songs


Andy Sumners - (2017)
Andy Sumners - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

In ‘Ten Songs That Made Me Love…’ Kimberly Bright looks back at ten of her favourite Andy Summers songs, including pre-and post-Police, solo, and collaborations


Chuck Prophet - (2017)
Chuck Prophet - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

In 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' Stephen Simkin reflects on ten of his favourite songs by Chuck Prophet.


Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - (2017)
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

In 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' Dave Goodwin reflects on ten of his favourite songs by influential 80's electronic act Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark


Soundgarden - (2017)
Soundgarden - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

In the wake of the untimely death of Chris Cornell, Mark Rowland revisits in 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' some of the Soundgarden songs that shaped him during his formative years


Miscellaneous - (2017)
Miscellaneous - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

In 'Ten Songs that Made Me Love...' Adrian Janes writes of ten of his favourite songs from 1967 and tracks by artists including the Beatles, Pink Floyd, the Doors and Jefferson Airplane


The The - (2017)
The The - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

Mary O'Meara in 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' writes of some of her favourite songs by post-punk band The The, the project of London-based singer-songwriter and experimental musician Matt Johnson


Willard Grant Conspiracy - (2017)
Willard Grant Conspiracy - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

In 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' John Clarkson pays tribute to Robert Fisher from the Willard Grant Conspiracy, who died at the age of 59 in February and who we interviewed many times and headlined our Bands Nights on four occasions


Car Seat Headrest - (2017)
Car Seat Headrest - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

Erick Mertz reflects on ten of his favourite songs by Car Seat Headrest, the project of Virginia-bred singer-songwriter and lo-fi alternative rock musician Will Toledo


Van Morrison - (2017)
Van Morrison - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

In 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' Keith How writes of some of his favourite songs by Van Morrison


ECM Records - (2017)
ECM Records - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

in 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' Keith How reflects on some of his favourite tracks released by German ambient/jazz label ECM Records


Deacon Blue - (2016)
Deacon Blue - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

Despite being uninspired by their earlier records, Malcolm Carter in 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' finds much to recommend on Deacon Blue's three recent albums


Fat White Family - (2016)
Fat White Family - Ten SongsThat Made Me Love...

In 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' Denzil Watson selects ten songs from the Fat White Family, the band that broke his boredom with new music


Prince - (2016)
Prince - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

In 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...', Anthony Dhanendran writes of his favourite songs by Prince


Donovan - (2016)
Donovan - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

In 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love', our series, in which our writers write about ten songs that made them love a particular band or artist, Lisa Torem writes of some of her favourite songs by 60's folk artist Donovan


Jeff Buckley - (2016)
Jeff Buckley - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

Adrian Janes in 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' reflects on his ten favourite songs by Jeff Buckley


David Bowie - (2016)
David Bowie - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

In our series, in which our writers write about ten songs that made them love a particular band or artist, Mary O'Meara reflects on her favourite David Bowie songs


Joy Division - (2015)
Joy Division - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

Denzil Watson in 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' writes about his favourite songs by Joy Division


New Order - (2015)
New Order - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

In our series, in which our writers write about ten songs that made them love a particular band or artist, Mary O'Meara reflects on her favourite New Order songs


Serge Gainsbourg - (2015)
Serge Gainsbourg - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

Dan Cressey for 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' writes about his favourite songs by French singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg


Soft Hearted Scientists - (2015)
Soft Hearted Scientists - Ten Reasons That Made Me Love....

Recalled 'Ten Reasons That Made Me Love...' for this edition, Keith How in 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love' writes about what he enjoys the most about obscure Welsh psychedelic group, the Soft Hearted Scientists


Miscellaneous - (2015)
Miscellaneous - Ten Reasons That Made Me Love...

Renamed' Ten Reasons That Made Me Love...' for one edition only, Dave Goodwin in 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...'reflects on his passion for Northern Soul music and the things which he loves about it the most


Bob Mould - (2015)
Bob Mould - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

Dastardly writes about his favourite songs by solo artist and ex-Husker Du and Sugar front man Bob Mould in 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...'


Rush - (2015)
Rush - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

In 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...', Jon Rogers reflects on his favourite songs by Canadian prog rock band Rush


Miscellaneous - (2015)
Miscellaneous - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

Adrian Janes, in 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...', reflects on his ten favourite drum tracks


Belle And Sebastian - (2015)
Belle And Sebastian - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

In our series, in which our writers write about ten songs that made them love a particular artist or band, Erick Mertx writes about his favourite songs by Belle and Sebastian


Miley Cyrus - (2015)
Miley Cyrus - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

In our series, in which our writers write about ten songs that made them love a particular band or artist, Malcolm Carter reflects on his favourite songs by the often critically derided Miley Cyrus


Captain Beefheart - (2014)
Captain Beefheart - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

In 'Ten Songs that Made Me Love...' Nicky Crewe reflects on her favourite songs by Captain Beefheart


Blondie - (2014)
Blondie - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

In our series, in which our writers write about ten songs that made them love a particular band or artist, Mary O'Meara reflects on her favourite Blondie songs


Miscellaneous - (2014)
Miscellaneous - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

In 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' Dastardly writes about his all-time favourite guitar chord changes


Miscellaneous - (2014)
Miscellaneous - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

In 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...', Jamie Rowland writes of ten songs that he first heard listening to John Peel's late night Radio 1 show


Darren Hayman - (2014)


In 'Ten Songs that Made Me Love...', Ben Howarth writes of his favourite songs by singer-songwriter and ex-Hefner front man, Darren Hayman







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