When Arctic Monkeys chose their Top 5 favourite songs

18 August 2018, 07:30 | Updated: 21 October 2020, 16:06

Arctic Monkeys in 2018
Arctic Monkeys in 2018. Picture: Zackerey Michael/Press

Alex Turner and Matt Helders have gave their five favourite songs in an interview - and there are a couple of surprises.

Back in 2018, Alex Turner and Matt Helders picked their 5 top songs in an interview - and there are a few surprises in there.

The AM frontman and drummer appeared on Matt Wilkinson's Beats 1 show, where they were asked to select five tunes.

Here's what they came up with...

  1. The Nude Party - Chevrolet Van

    The Nude Party - "Chevrolet Van" [Official Video]

  2. Leon Russell - Shootout at the Plantation

    Shootout on the Plantation

  3. Juniore - À la plage

    Juniore - A la plage

  4. Ennio Morricone - Una Spiaggia a Mezzogiorno

    Ennio Morricone - Una spiaggia a mezzogiorno

  5. Joe Cocker - Just Like a Woman

    Joe Cocker Just Like A Woman

At the same time, the band talked about their longevity as a band and if they can see themselves still rocking out in 40 years.

The Sheffield rockers have released five more albums since their Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not Debut in 2006, and experimented with their sound more than ever on their last effort Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino.

Asked by Wilkinson about growing older, Helders replied: "I don’t know if I can play drums like this in 40 years’ time."

Frontman Turner added: "I like the idea that I’d be making music, whether we’d be playing those tunes or not."

Helders - who's played on stage with Iggy Pop and Josh Homme - then mused: "Imagine being 70 and being in a band called Arctic Monkeys, that’s the hardest thing for me to come to terms with."


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