Here's a Top Ten theme I originally came up with about seven years ago (for the old blog) but never got round to posting it. I'm not going to run them consecutively as that'd get boring, but I'll drop one in every now and then over the next few weeks.
The first deadly sin is lust. Turns out there's enough songs with lust in the title that I don't have to cast my net any further. That won't be the case with the rest of the sins...
10. The Raveonettes - Lust
From the album Lust Lust Lust.
Points deducted for trying too hard.
9. Sportsday Megaphone - Young Lust
Never lend the house to lovers, they leave stains... one for the Top Ten Opening Lines chart too.
8. Frank Turner - Wanderlust
Darling, he's leaving.
See also Wanderlust by Delays, Wanderlust by REM and Wanderluster by Band of Skulls.
7. Neon Neon featuring Cate Le Bon - I Lust U
No relation to Simon, you'll be pleased to hear.
This song probably has more than a passing resemblance to People Are People by our Number Three band today. Still.
And while we're with Gruff Rhys, have Atomik Lust be the Super Furries. No extra charge.
6. Skint & Demoralised - Only Lust Ignores Violence Involving Ambulances
Wakefield's finest contemporary beat poet stumbles across a girl he fancies in the local pub... then gets beaten up by her boyfriend for his sins.
It's the kind of look that shits you up5. The The - Dogs Of Lust
In so many different ways
It's the size of his eyes and he won't give up
Transfixed with a piercing gaze
I can get the gist
This guy's pissed
And if I don't move, he'll use his fists
See that the violence stops
Featuring Johnny Marr, on guitar. 'Nuff said.
4. Juliana Hatfield - Just Lust
It doesn't mean she loves you. It doesn't even mean she likes you very much.
See also Just Lust by Joan Jett and Just Lust by The Buzzcocks.
3. Depeche Mode - A Question Of Lust
Dave Gahan sits one out and lets Martin Gore (with his pink mushroom cloud hair) sing this one. Their follow up single was A Question Of Time. The third in the trilogy, a proposed duet with David Coleman, Emlyn Hughes and Bill Beaumont, sadly never made it to the studio*.
(*Showing my age there, know.)
2. The Long Blondes - Lust In The Movies
I know all about fear and desireI know all about missing The Long Blondes.
I know all about lust et cetera
1. Iggy Pop - Lust For Life
Iggy, Bowie and the Supremes combine for a song that's worth a million in prizes. Of course you've had it in your ear before...
But feel free to choose another lust song if you prefer...