Are These The Best “Best Ofs” Ever?
Celebrate 30 years of New Order's Substance with our compilation of the most successful "Best Ofs" ever released.
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On 21 January 1976, Concorde began its first commercial service as a supersonic airline. Radio X takes a look at some of the greatest ever songs about flying, planes and travelling at the speed of sound.
For Liam to actually travel at supersonic speed, he'd need to get a shift on and move at 768 miles per hour. "I'm feeling supersonic, give me gin and tonic," sings Mr Gallagher. The trolley service will be with you in a moment!
A tad morbid, you say? Nah, if you study the lyrics you'll actually find that Harry McVeigh is what we call a "nervous flyer": "If we suddenly fall, should I scream out?" And, in fact, White Lies were originally known as Fear Of Flying.
"I'm looking for the sky to save me, looking for a sign of life…" One of Big Dave's best videos, in which he plays not just the captain of a jet, but a number of other wacky characters too. The rest of the Foos join in.
Not actually about planes per se, but more about the sordid subject of money and immigration: "I fly like paper, get high like planes… If you catch me at the border, I got visas in my name." But hey, it's got "planes" in the title and it's an awesome track, so let's have it.
"And birds go flying at the speed of sound…" Has Chris Martin ever achieved Mach 1? It's entirely possible, he's quite a live-wire.
Tom Smith tells a tale a song about flying into an airport and seeing the tiny wee people below him on the ground.
Norman Cook samples Jim Morrison of The Doors for this blissed out track from 2000. Lots of Cold War-era plane imagery in the video, too.
Suitably funksome offering from 1995's One Hot Minute.
Radio X celebrates the moments when music becomes comic... and when comedy becomes tuneful.
A great man once said: “Youth is wasted on the young.” We say: Shut up, grandad!
As Peter Crouch prepares to return to the Premier League next week, Radio X looks back at some of the most famous football songs ever.
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