My Top Five…

The soundtrack of your life

Whats that? A special My Top 5 & Friends Christmas Podcast?

I missed you! Not enough to return to full time podcasting but I did contact some of our lovely, talented, beautiful regulars to help put together a one off My Top 5 Christmas Special. So I hope you’re enjoying a nice break and eating your body weight in gravy and stuffing. Here’s to a Happy Christmas and an Excellent 2009!

Download the festive goodness here


Just a little side note. This podcast won’t show up with iTunes Store podcast feed because is a restrictive bastard. If anyone has a free filehost I can fix it but otherwise you’ll have to just download it from the site.

December 23, 2008 Posted by | My Top Five, Podcast | 3 Comments

Farewell Podcast. Thanks for listening

So here we are, the final podcast. I want to give a very big thank you to everyone who has supported My Top Five over the last year. I’ve had fun making it and interacting with you guys and hope you’ve enjoyed it too. I won’t say this a final goodbye and hopefully you’ll keep in touch at my other blog: Nerdrock. If you’re still craving a top five fix, then the archive will still be available for download. It’s been emotional.

Download the final podcast here.

Farewell Podcast.mp3


Thank you.

November 14, 2008 Posted by | Music, My Top Five, Podcast | 5 Comments

Guilty Pleasures Podcast and My Top Five Farewell Tunes

Thank you Rapture Ponies and all the comments section for helping create a wonderfully guilty and pleasurable podcast.

Download it here

RP Guilty Pleasures Podcast.mp3

Unfortunately, after much thought I’ve decided to call it a day with My Top Five. Next week is the 1 year anniversary and I thought we could go out with 1 more final fantastic podcast. So my theme for next week is My Top Five Farewell Tunes. We couldn’t part ways without a goodbye!

Here are My Top Five what are yours.

5. Should I stay or should I go now,

4. Sally Mclenanne, The Pogues

3. Say hello, Wave Goodbye. Soft Cell

2.That’s no way to say Goodbye, Leonard Cohen

1. So long farewell, Sound of Music OST

November 7, 2008 Posted by | Music, My Top Five, Podcast | 15 Comments

Sexy Podcast and Rapture Ponies’ Top Five Guilty Pleasures

Bam-chicka-wah wah! That was an fantastic sexy podcast! Kudos to all of you for your sexy suggestions!

Download it here

Sexy Podcast.mp3

So for next week we have a very cool Top Five from a very cool blogger. Rapture Ponies has kindly extended her “Guilty pleasures” posts into a My Top 5 theme for the podcast. So whether it’s cheesy 80’s, embarrassing pop or perhaps that difficult nu-metal phase you went through in school, we want to hear your musical guilty pleasures!

Here’s 5 from the wonderful RP (check out her blog here). What are yours?

5. Here I Go Again, Whitesnake

4. Rhinestone Cowboy, Glen Campbell

3. We Built This City, Starship

2. I touch myself, The Divinals

1. La Camisa Negra by Juanes

Leave comments to make it into the RP Guilty Pleasures Podcast!

October 31, 2008 Posted by | Music, My Top Five, Podcast | 15 Comments

Mean & Moody Podcast and My Top Five Sexy Songs

Once again, time difference and a shoddy internet connection mean this weeks podcast is a little late but well worth the wait! Check out our beautiful collection of brooding, menacing, moody tunes here.

Mean Moody Podcast.mp3

Next we have a very cheeky podcast. I’m looking for your Top Sexy Songs. As usual, we’re keeping things loose and flexible here so you can pick songs about sex, that just sound sexy or you think would make good music to do naughty things to. Whatever you’re into! 

Here are my Top Five, leave your suggestions to be included in next weeks podcast

5. Hercules and The Love Affair, Hercules Theme (perfect disco porn!)

4. Art Brut, Jealous Guy. A song about trying to get it on when your other half just wants to sleep.

3. Belle & Sebastian, Step into my office. Best office based innuendo ever.

2. Death From Above 1979, Sexy Results

1. Marvin Gaye, Sexual Healing. The ultimate

Leave comments to get played in the sexy podcast!

October 24, 2008 Posted by | Music, My Top Five, Podcast, Sex | 9 Comments

Long Names Podcast and My Top 5 Mean and Moody Songs

Thanks for all the great suggestions last week. They were supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Check out the podcast with long named songs here!

Long Names Podcast.mp3

Next week, we’re getting dark and threatening with My Top 5 Mean and Moody Songs. We’re talking about songs that are menacing, sulking and either put you in a dark place or keep you there. Here are My Top Five but you can pick whatever you’re interpretation of mean and moody as well. Get commenting!

5. Of Montreal, We were born the mutants again with leafling

4. Super Extra Bonus Party, Drone Rock

3. Metronomy, This could be beautiful, it is

2. Hot Chip, The Warning

1. Radiohead, Idioteque

October 17, 2008 Posted by | Music, My Top Five, Podcast | 6 Comments

Travel Podcast and My Top Five Songs with Long Names

Greetings from Seattle, sorry bout the slight delay in the ‘cast but I’ve have trouble stealing wifi. We have a pretty eclectic mix for our Songs about Travel podcast. Check it out!

Download it here

Travel Podcast.mp3

For next week, we’re looking for great songs with big names. It’s very easy, just comment with your favourite songs with really long names. Podcast will be up next week.

Here’s My Top Five

5. Black Kids, I’m not gonna teach your boyfriend how to dance with you

4. The Boy Least Likely To, I’m glad I hitched my apple wagon to your star

3. Beulah, If We can land a man on the moon then surely i can win your heart

2. Los Campesinos, This how you spell HAHA, we destroyed the hopes and dreams of a generation of faux-romantics

1. Sufjan Stevens, They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back from the Dead!! Ahhhh!

October 11, 2008 Posted by | Music, My Top Five, Podcast, Travel | 6 Comments

Genre Podcast and My Top Five Travelling Songs

Jenna took over the reins last week and delivered a top notch theme and selection for you to enjoy. Check out here Top Five Quintessential Songs That Represent a Genre Podcast here.

Download it here

Genre Podcast.mp3

I’m going away for a good while but that’s not gonna stop the podcast. Since I’m travelling I thought it would be cool to do a travelling songs top five. Whether it’s moving house or moving country, going on holiday or a roadtrip, there are countless songs about travelling and moving. Here’s My Top Five what are yours.

5. Holiday, Weezer

4. Proud Mary, Creedance Clearwater Revival

3. Road to Nowhere, Talking Heads

2. I’ve been everywhere, Johnny Cash

1. Let’s Get Out of this Country, Camera Obscura

N.B. Due to my travelling the next podcast is going to be in a fortnight (9th Oct)

September 26, 2008 Posted by | Music, My Top Five, Podcast | 9 Comments

Protest Podcast and Jenna’s Top Five Quintessential Songs for A Genre

Give hearty “Up Yours!” to the whatever is keeping you down with our excellent Protest Podcast! Thanks for all the suggestions especially those from our new blog buddies, Sheena and Mark (updated blogroll)

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Protest Podcast.mp3

For next week we have a Guest Top Fiver, in the form of Jenna! from the Pulp and Circumstance Blog. Her Top Five aims to distill the essence of individual genres of music into single songs. So which song waves the Punk banner for you? Or Indie? Or Classic Rock? Or Lo-fi anti-folk thrash? Whatever you’re into, let us know what song represents it best!

5. Gang Starr – Soliloquy of Chaos (hip hop)
4. Juan Atkins as Cybotron with Rick Davis – Alleys of Your Mind (the birth of techno)
3. Daniel Miller as The Normal – Warm Leatherette (post punk DIY basement electronica)
2. Henry Thomas – Fox and The Hounds (Early African-American blues)
1. Pulp – Common People (Britpop)

September 19, 2008 Posted by | Music, My Top Five, Podcast | 9 Comments

Unrequited Love Podcast and My Top Five Protest Songs

Sigh…. sooth your yearning heart with our excellent unrequited love podcast. Thanks for your help in making it. Download it here.

Unrequited Love Podcast.mp3

Next week we’re looking for your Top Protest Songs! Anti-war, anti-racism, anti-capitalism, you can be anti anything! I’ll be putting my suggestions in soon, get yours in quick!

5. Clampdown, The Clash

4. War, Edwin Starr

3. Road to Joy, Bright Eyes

2. Sunday Bloody Sunday, U2

1. What’s Going On? Marvin Gaye

September 11, 2008 Posted by | Music, My Top Five, Podcast | 10 Comments