Come on, admit it, you all missed this!
This month the CSFF Blog Tour is looking at Knife by R J Anderson, and, as it's Tuesday, it's time to revive a time-honoured tour tradition - the Top Ten Songs, picked at random by a couple of suitably rebellious faery folk.
Now as it turns out, there are less knife-related songs than you might expect. Even after throwing in my favourite tracks by The Young Knives and Cutting Crew, I was struggling to find more than, well, two decent ones, really. So it seems I will have to rebel instead by presenting the Top Ten Rebel Songs....
10. Ozzy Osbourne: Rock 'n' Roll Rebel
Obviously Mr Osbourne needs no introduction. This is the token not-actually-that-good song that sneaks in because Top Nines sound a bit naff.
9. Bonnie Tyler: Rebel Without A Clue
It's a Bonnie Tyler song. That's really all you need to know....
8. The Corrs: Rebel Heart
You know, I don't think we've had any Celtic instrumentals in a top ten before. I guess we have now. Tin whistle and all. I must still have some Guiness in my system from St Patrick's Day.
7. Asian Dub Foundation: Rebel Warrior
Now we're back in familiar territory, with a bit of electronica of the shouty anti-colonialist rap variety. OK, so maybe not that familiar....
6.Public Enemy: Rebel Without A Pause
More shouty rappers... I can't tell you what I like about these guys, but I like something. Yeeeeaahhh Boyyyyy! OK, white guys shouldn't do that, even in text.
5. Wyclef Jean featuring Prodigy: Rebel Music
Rappers are a rebellious bunch aren't they?
4. Dropkick Murphys: You're A Rebel
Carrying on the Irish vibe here... Celtic punk rock all the way from, er, Quincy, Massachusetts.
3. Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel: Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)
According to Professor Wikipedia, there are more than 120 cover versions of this song. You know I love an obscure cover version, but, well, that wouldn't fit the theme would it? Plus, I love the original.
2. Billy Idol: Rebel Yell
The English new wave rocker who based his look on Spike from out of Buffy.
1. David Bowie: Rebel Rebel
We have to finish with a classic, and there is no better rebel song than this.
I don't believe Spotify works in the US, but for those in more civilised places who have access to Spotify, you can play the Rebel Top Ten there.
Now while you're listening to that little lot, it's time to continue the tour:
CSFF Blog Tour
D. G. D. Davidson
Rebecca LuElla Miller
New Authors Fellowship
John W. Otte
Donita K. Paul