It has been a long time since I did a Music Monday post but I really do love sharing random songs here and there. Followers of this blog will know that my primary music love is indie rock followed closely by all genres of alternative music. I think therefore that you might be very, very surprised then to learn what the top ten songs on my iPod in terms of play count are because there are only two songs on the top ten that could even remotely be considered to be alternative or indie. And so now I present the songs that make my friends shake their heads in despair, wondering where they went wrong in my musical education.
#10: Santa Maria (Del Buen Ayre) by Gotan Project
At 45 plays, “Santa Maria (Del Buen Ayre) is the tenth most popular song on my iPod. That is absolutely no measure of how much I love this song though as I pretty much played it on repeat from April to October 2006 but that was in the bad old days before I got my iPod in May 2007. “Gotan” is an mash up of the word “tango” and they release fantastically authentic tango albums with a very modern flavour. To this day, I cannot listen to this song just once and usually spend a couple of hours listening to it over and over again. Love it.