On Her Majesty’s Secret Service: Ten Songs About the Queen. Queen Elizabeth II is Crowned at a Coronation Ceremony at Westminster Abbey, London. This Day in History, 02/06/1953.

1.  The Smiths ‘The Queen Is Dead’

(from the album The Queen Is Dead, 1986).

2.  Sex Pistols ‘God Save The Queen’

(from the album Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols, 1977).

3. The Housemartins ‘Flag Day’

(from the album London 0, Hull 4, 1986).

4.  Catatonia ‘Storm the Palace’

(from the album Equally Cursed and Blessed, 1999).

5.  Propellerheads ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’

(from the album Decksanddrumsandrockandroll, 1997).

6.  Pet Shop Boys ‘Dreaming of the Queen’

(from the album Very, 1993).

7.  The Stone Roses ‘Elizabeth My Dear’

(from the album The Stone Roses, 1989).

8.  Manic Street Preachers ‘Repeat (Stars and Stripes)’

(from the album Generation Terrorists, 1992).

9.  The Good, The Bad & The Queen ‘The Good, The Bad & The Queen’

(from the album The Good, The Bad & The Queen, 2007).

10. The Beatles ‘Her Majesty’

(from the album Abbey Road, 1969).

King of the Mountain: Ten Songs About Mountains. New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay Become the First to Reach the Summit of Mount Everest. This Day in History, 29/05/1953.

1.  Kate Bush ‘King of the Mountain’

(from the album Aerial, 2005).

2.  Biffy Clyro ‘Mountains’

(from the album Only Revolutions, 2009).

3.  Bjork ‘The Modern Things’

(from the album Post, 1995).

4.  Ike & Tina Turner ‘River Deep – Mountain High’

(from the album River Deep – Mountain High, 1966).

5.  Inspiral Carpets ‘Biggest Mountain’

(from the Island Head EP, 1990).

6. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’

(from the album United, 1967).

7.  The Shamen ‘Move Any Mountain’

(from the album En-Tact, 1990).

8. Loretta Lynn ‘High On A Mountain Top’

(from the album Van Lear Rose, 2004).

9.  Super Furry Animals ‘Mountain People’

(from the album Radiator, 1997).

10. The Supernaturals ‘Everest’

(from the album A Tune A Day, 1998).