extra post: songs of edinburgh 09

Before I forget – and for anyone tragic enough to take an interest in this sort of thing – I thought I’d compile a quick playlist of songs that I will probably now always associate with this year’s Edinburgh festival, either because I’ve heard them a lot, or because they either made me want to laugh. Or cry. Or both.

If it occurs to anyone that I have forgotten anything, let me know. Please also forgive that these seem to be almost exclusively by male solo artists, and do not take from this that I am disparaging women or their ability to write songs.*

Anyway, these are the songs:

  • ‘There’s Always Someone Worse Off Than You’ by Lawrence Francis
  • ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’ by Bonnie Tyler
  • ‘The Final Countdown’ by Europe
  • ‘Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough’ by Michael Jackson
  • ‘Wild Theme’ by Mark Knopfler
  • ‘The Number 7’ by James Sherwood
  • ‘Teenage Kicks’ by the Undertones
  • ‘Hello, My Name Is Charlie’ by Gavin Osborn
  • ‘(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher’ by Jackie Wilson
  • ‘Heartbeats’ by Jose Gonzales
  • ‘Tonight (Part 1)’ by me
  • ‘Like A Rolling Stone’ by Bob Dylan

I am prepared to accept that this would make a pretty disastrous mix album.

*I don’t want to end up like The Fix



  1. Love the fact that I make it to number one spot! Hurrah!
    Even higher than Tonight (Part 1)… which is quite an accolade 🙂
    I think you may have forgotten to add “Return of the Mac” by Mark Morrisson, and that weird brazillian sounding CD in the Newsroom – i think it is a band called “The Paradise”???

    • Oh yeah!

      It’s called ‘Paradise’ by The Paradise.

      Also that Black Eyed Peas song about tonight being a good night has been popping up relentlessly and I’m kind of getting to like it…

      • …and in the last few days of the festival, ‘Kids’ by MGMT and The Beatles ‘Let It Be’ popped up more than I’d have expected…

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