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Soundtracks Podcast and My Top Five Instrumental Songs

Another week, another bunch of great songs, thanks guys! Listen to your Soundtracks Podcast here

Soundtracks Podcast.mp3

Keeping in similar lines to the soundtracks, this week we’re looking for instrumental tracks. Sometimes you don’t want lyrics (like studying or reading) and other times the music is so fantastic you don’t need lyrics. So let’s listen to the musicians shine, here are My Top Five Instrumental Tracks

5. Halo Benders, Rebels Got a Hole in it

4. Super Extra Bonus Party, Propeller

3. Metronomy, You Could Easily have me

2. Nomo, Nu Tones

1. Mogwai, You Don’t Know Jesus


May 15, 2008 - Posted by | Instrumental, Music, My Five, My Top Five, Podcast, soundtracks


  1. Anything by Sixty-Five Days of Static!

    Comment by Denise | May 16, 2008 | Reply

  2. I figure I can’t include the Notre Dame Fight Song, since technically, people are normally screaming the words at the top of their lungs. But nothing sends a chill down my spine like watching the Marching Band storm the field with the intro to the fight song.

    6. Sweet Georgia Brown, Louis Armstrong
    5. Moonlight Sonata, Beethoven
    4. Halcyon + On + On, Orbital
    3. Palladio, Karl Jenkins
    2. Amazing Grace, Highland Pipes and Drums (or any bagpipes)
    1. Take Us Out (Rudy Theme), Jerry Goldsmith

    Comment by Liz | May 17, 2008 | Reply

  3. Casio Bossa Nova- Holy F*ck
    More as I think of them!

    Comment by Denise | May 18, 2008 | Reply

  4. 1. Guns of Navarone-The Skatalites (or anything else by them)
    2. Bari Track-Doni Burdick (Great Soul Instrumental)
    3. Sliced Tomatoes-The Just Brothers (Still a great tune before Fat Boy Slim got to it)
    4. Pipeline-The Ventures (60’s Surf Rock)
    5. Sound by the Pound-The Aggrolites

    Comment by Joe | May 20, 2008 | Reply

  5. Halcyon and On and On- Orbital- LOVE IT!!

    Comment by Kate | May 20, 2008 | Reply

  6. and though technically there are lyrics I still think of Pink Floyd – Shine on you Crazy Diamond as instrumental for the most part!

    Comment by Kate | May 20, 2008 | Reply

  7. My first thought was Fools Gold by the Stone Roses. As Kate said: it’s instrumental for the most part and does Ian Brown ‘singing’ actually count as signing?

    More to follow…

    Comment by Brian | May 20, 2008 | Reply

  8. Comrade Z – Devotchka
    Long Stem – UNKLE
    Lux Aeterna – Kronos Quartet
    Rhapsody in Blue – George Gershwin
    Four Seasons – Vivaldi (I can’t believe this is the first bit of classical music suggested so far! There is just so much! I chose the four seasons because it’s in bite-size chunks and therefore podcastable. If I had to choose which season to play, I’d probably go with Winter. Or Summer, just cause of the spell of good weather we’ve had!)

    Comment by Oeoz | May 20, 2008 | Reply

  9. As usual the order is not the most important
    1. Last train home – Pat Metheny
    2. Bron-yr-aur – Led Zeppein
    3. Moby dick – Led Zeppelin (couldn’t decide which one so ther will be 6 songs..)
    4. The Mission Gabriel’s Oboe – Ennio Morricone from the movie soundtrack
    5. Tank! – from Cowboy Bepop soundtrack (I guess it’s the band Seatbelts but I’m not absolutely sure..)
    6. Lux Aeterna – from Clint Mansell by Kronos Quartet

    And I certainly agree with Kate on Pink Floyd “Shine on you crazy Diamond” even though it has some singing..

    Comment by Rut | May 20, 2008 | Reply

  10. Cowboy Bepop? Looks like Elton’s influence is spreading!

    Comment by Tom | May 20, 2008 | Reply

  11. Brian I support your Fools Gold Vote… put that in too!

    Comment by Kate | May 20, 2008 | Reply

  12. stem-long stem DJ Shadow… the one from the Guinness ad with the water tower in the desert!

    Comment by Kate | May 20, 2008 | Reply

  13. 5. Booker T. and the MGs – Green Onions
    4. Fujiya and Miyagi – Cassettesingle
    3. Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – Minstrel Boy
    2. Daft Punk – Make Love
    1. Blind Willie Johnson – Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground.

    Comment by Jenna! | May 20, 2008 | Reply

  14. Hmmmmmmm there is only one guy whom music doesn’t need words.

    “Once upon a time in America” – Ennio Morricone

    anything from the movie soundtrack would be in my Top5 BUT at the top of the list is “Deborah’s theme”.

    Comment by ElTono | May 20, 2008 | Reply

  15. “Any Other Name” – Thomas Newman
    Technically a soundtrack too (American Beauty) but I missed last week

    Comment by Gearoid | May 20, 2008 | Reply

  16. 5. Lisa Gerrard-In exile or sacrifice, do they count!?)
    4. Edvard Greig from Peer Gynt suite-In the hall of the mountain king
    3. Grieg, Peer Gynt Suite- Morning
    2. Muse-The Gallery
    1. Andrew Bird-The Supine

    Comment by Denise Ryan | May 21, 2008 | Reply

  17. tricky one – excellent topic though, love instrumentals.
    my favourite is without a doubt:

    New Orleans Instrumental No. 1 by R.E.M.
    -reminds me of years ago, first year in college, going home at the weekends on the bus 🙂

    The Wings by Gustavo Santaolalla which was used in Brokeback Mountain, really sad instumental, but powerful

    Comment by bren | May 21, 2008 | Reply

  18. Apache by the Shadows

    As anything the the Zep

    Mustapha by Queen (does non-English count, oooh maybe that for next week??)

    Seven Seas of Rhye – Queen (from Queen I, there’s no lyrics on this one)

    Comment by Brian | May 22, 2008 | Reply

  19. OK changed my mind this is my no.1: Bouree by Jethro Tull, excellent flute solo!

    Comment by Brian | May 22, 2008 | Reply

  20. The rest my top5 selection

    Sweet Georgia Brown, Louis Armstrong
    Guns of navarone – skatalites
    Comrade Z – Devotchka
    Bouree – Jethro Tull

    Comment by BC | May 22, 2008 | Reply

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