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Just a little thread in which Christine and myself can have a little fun every once in a while by collaborating on some themed musical top ten lists as and when we might feel like it.



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FOOTWEAR TOP TEN

10. Sugar Pie DeSanto - Slip-in Mules (1964)


9. Brook Benton - Shoes (1970)


8. The Fabulous Thunderbirds - Running Shoes (1980)


7. Phontaine - Wellingtons (2004)


6. Mary Ann Fisher - Put On My Shoes (1959)


5. Robert Parker - Barefootin' (1966)


4. Bill Johnson - Don't Go Fishing With Your Boots On (2010)


3. Bob Dylan - Boots Of Spanish Leather (1964)


2. Tom Waits - Old Shoes (& Picture Postcards) (1973)


1. Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made For Walking (1965)



Interesting idea for a thread, and for the first list.

I like Nancy Sinatra's song "These Boots Are Made For Walking", and I was glad to see it at #1 on your list, but I prefer the Billy Ray Cyrus version:




I love these 10 songs, they're from all genres but as a theme they fit together great
Nancy Sinatra's Boots is the daddy of the footware tracks tho. It's the first one to mind, and the sassiest!



I like Nancy Sinatra's song "These Boots Are Made For Walking", and I was glad to see it at #1 on your list, but I prefer the Billy Ray Cyrus version:
There's a few versions of 'Boots' I like but Nancy's will always be the number one for me I'm afraid.



SLEEPY TOP TEN *

10. Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Cursed Sleep (2006)


9. Graham Nash - Another Sleep Song (1973)


8. The Pretenders - I Go To Sleep (1981)


7. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Sleep (2000)


6. 100 Proof Aged In Soul - Somebody's Been Sleeping (1969)


5. Conjure One - Sleep (2002)


4. Orianthi - How Do You Sleep? (2012)


3. Jazz Cartier - Wake Me Up When It's Over (2015)


2. Leadbelly - Where Did You Sleep Last Night (1944)


1. The Dandy Warhols - Sleep (2000)


*final order decided by random.org
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Pretty sure he's kidding about the GY!BE track Christine - I put them up individually at first and that particular one was repped ... but I didn't like them like that so subsequently merged them into the one post.



I was offended by the notion that there is music that is so boring it would put you to sleep. As an ambient fan, I love boring music.

And Christine is right. Godspeed is fantastic.



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I'd love to see Crazy Train on the Top 10.

Btw, great Honorable mentions, especially Rock Island Line.



RAILWAYS / TRAINS TOP TEN *

10. Bob Dylan - Freight Train Blues (1962)


9. The Doobie Brothers - Long Train Runnin' (1973)


8. Tom Green - Rock Springs Railroad Station (1973)


7. Duke Ellington Orchestra - Take The A Train (1943)


6. The Beatmasters - Ska Train (1989)


5. Sister Rosetta Tharpe - This Train (195?)


4. Flatt & Scruggs - Big Black Train (1958)


3. Janis Joplin - Zip Train aka 219 Train (1965)


2. Guy Davis - I'm Gone (2004)


1. The Monkees - Last Train To Clarksville (1966)


*final order decided by random.org



I absolutely love all the train songs we've chosen as well as the ones we left behind. Train songs can be very evocative, there's lots of country songs and blues songs featuring trains, and hobos, and dustbowl travelling. Lots of harmonica which I love to pieces.



BOOZE / ALCOHOL TOP TEN *

10. Yelawolf - Beer Buzz (2007)


9. Buddy Guy - Whiskey Ghost (2013)


8. Fences - Sadie (2010)


7. Korpiklaani - Bring Us Pints Of Beer (2009)


6. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Gin And Juice (1993)


5. Laurel Aitken - Hey, Bartender (1961)


4. The Electric Flag - Wine Wine Wine (1967)


3. Merle Haggard - The Bottle Let Me Down (1966)


2. Tommy McClennan - Whiskey Headed Woman (1939)


1. The Rumjacks - An Irish Pub Song (2010)

*final order decided by Random.Org



Blues and Country do the best drinking songs I think. Trouble is that Country can get maudlin , like my auntie Winnie after a few gins



Blues and Country do the best drinking songs I think. Trouble is that Country can get maudlin , like my auntie Winnie after a few gins

You picked a couple of good country drinking songs, but you didn't even touch the surface of the best of them. There are way too many to name here, (and some of them are too depressing for your thread), but here are a couple of my favorite upbeat country drinking songs:


Shelly West - Jose Cuervo




David Frizzell - I'm Gonna Hire a Wino to Decorate Our Home




You picked a couple of good country drinking songs, but you didn't even touch the surface of the best of them. There are way too many to name here, (and some of them are too depressing for your thread)...
Obviously I can't speak for Christine but you're certainly right when it comes to me as I always feel like I've barely scratched the surface of country music which is partly why I've often appreciated your noms in the song tournaments.

Thanks for posting those songs - wasn't keen on the Shelly West song tbh but I liked the David Frizzell number - btw posting maudlin tunes in here is fine by me as I love maudlin