Firstly, an apology. This weeks Top Ten does not contain the requisite minimum 7 minutes of quality electronica. In fact, I'm not sure it's got any electronica in it. I've let my reader down, I've let the tour down, and I've let myself down.
Anyway, this week the CSFF Blog Tour is featuring The Strange Man by Greg Mitchell, which of course means the Top Ten Strange Songs, specially hand-picked for you by, well, a strange man.
10. Bob Ponton: He Was A Strange man
The opinions expressed in this Top Ten are not necessarily those of the blogger, the CSFF Blog Tour, or anyone else.
9. Leonard Cohen: The Stranger Song
Now I'm not an expert, but I'm fairly sure our Len has written stranger songs than this.
8. U2: Stranger In A Strange Land
From waaaaay back when Bonio was a boy, from U2's difficult second album, which for some reason they decided to make about God.
7. Madonna: Beautiful Stranger
6. The Holland Dutch: Strange Man
Purveyors of fine melodic indie rock, apparently.
5. Thousand Foot Krutch: Stranger
That Canadian Christian rock outfit who did a Jesus-themed cover of EMF's Unvbelievable. Stranger is not on that level of genius, but then, what could be?
4. Mandrake Paddle Steamer: Strange Walking Man
Would it surprise you to learn that this is a psychadelic prog-rock number?
3. The Kinks: Strangers
I'm normally not that big a fan of Dave Davies' contributions to the Kinks' catalogue, but I like this one.
2. Topper: Funeral Of The Strange Man
OK, it's less than a minute long, and it's barely even music in the traditional sense, but I think that's why it entertained me so much.
1. Mean Creek: Strange Man
One of the more obscure tracks I Spotified up this week, a nice laid back piece of indie rock.
Your Spotify playlist is here, and while you listen to that little lot, wander round these blogs and find out a little something about the book, which is, after all, kind of the point of the exercise.
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