Thursday, March 1, 2012

Dave Wakeling (English Beat) Picks His Top Ten Fave Songs (1980)

English Beat songwriter and guitarist Dave Wakeling provided this list for the April 3, 1980 issue of Smash Hits courtesy of  Like Punk Never Happened. At the time, The Beat were just weeks away from releasing their monumental debut I Just Can't Stop It.

1. Toots and The Maytals: Pomp and Pride
2. Smokey Robinson and the Miracles: Tracks Of My Tears
3. Manfred Mann: Ha Ha Said The Clown
4. The Congo: Children Cry
5. Tim Buckley: Sweet Surrender
6. Tapper Zukie: Viago
7. Elvis Costello And The Attractions: Secondary Modern
8. Percy Sledge: When A Man Loves A Woman
9. The Undertones: Male Model
10. Captain Beefheart: Moonlight On Vermont

"I like all of these because of their lyrics, especially the Tim Buckley one."

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