1. I Know It’s Over by The Smiths – This song is so ‘just shoot me now’ and it’s great. I love every single word Marr & Morrissey wrote because it is so like someone just give those two a big ol’ hug. They must have been neglected a lot as children.
2. St Swithin’s Day by Billy Bragg – This song is the basis for the book and film One Day and that is reason enough for this song being amazing. I wish they just hadn’t cast Anne Hathaway as Em. Couldn’t they just have scoured the streets of Leeds to find someone with a proper Yorkshire accent? Her interpretation of a northerner is utterly shocking.
3. Someone Like You by Adele – However overplayed it may be it’s still quite appropriate for a good old sing song.
4. White Horse by Taylor Swift – Actually really anything by my homegirl Tay-Tay Swizzle. She really has a way with words.
5. A Case of You by Joni Mitchell – A major inspiration of the lady one space above. No Joni Mitchell and no Taylor Swift. You’ve got to give Ms Mitchell props for that. Rumors are circulating a biopic starring Taylor. Also a general all round amazing artist.
6. Cannonball by Damien Rice – All the smaltziness you want in a song. What more could you ask?
7. Love Is A Losing Game by Amy Winehouse – I liked her before she was dead alright! She was so good and her house in Camden was reem. Can I live in it please? Ta!
8. Littlest Things By Lily Allen – This song got her boyfriend back! Fun facts all round.
9. Make You Feel My Love by Bob Dylan – Such a sweet song
10. I Won’t Share You by The Smiths – They are so good they need a reprise on the countdown. Put it on and just soak up the goodness and sorrow.