This Woman’s Work: Ten Great Kate Bush Moments. Happy Birthday to Kate Bush, 57 Today.

1.  Kate Bush ‘Wuthering Heights’

(from the album The Kick Inside, 1978).

2.  Kate Bush ‘Wow’

(from the album Lionheart, 1978).

3.  Kate Bush ‘Babooshka’

(from the album Never For Ever, 1980).

4.  Kate Bush ‘Sat in Your Lap’

(from the album The Dreaming, 1982).

5.  Kate Bush ‘Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)’

(from the album Hounds of Love, 1985).

6.  Kate Bush ‘Experiment IV’

(from the album The Whole Story, 1986).

7.  Kate Bush ‘This Woman’s Work’

(from the album The Sensual World, 1989).

8.  Kate Bush ‘Rubberband Girl’

(from the album The Red Shoes, 1993).

9.  Kate Bush ‘King of the Mountain’

(from the album Aerial, 2005).

10. Kate Bush ’50 Words for Snow’

(from the album 50 Words for Snow, 2011).

Born to Run: Ten Great Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Moments. Happy Birthday to Patti Scialfa, 61 Today.

1.  Bruce Springsteen ‘Blinded By the Light’

(from the album Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J., 1973).

2.  Bruce Springsteen ‘Tenth Avenue Freeze Out’

(from the album Born to Run, 1975).

3.  Bruce Springsteen ‘Badlands’

(from the album Darkness on the Edge of Town, 1978).

4.  Bruce Springsteen ‘Hungry Heart’

(from the album The River, 1980).

5.  Bruce Springsteen ‘Born to Run’

(from the album Born to Run, 1975).

6.  Bruce Springsteen ‘Born in the USA’

(from the album Born in the USA, 1984).

7.  Bruce Springsteen ‘American Skin (41 Shots)’

(from the album High Hopes, 2014).

8.  Bruce Springsteen ‘The Rising’

(from the album The Rising, 2002).

9.  Bruce Springsteen ‘Dancing in the Dark’

(from the album Born to Run, 1984).

10. Bruce Springsteen ‘Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)’

(from the album The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle, 1973).

The Love Cats: Ten Songs About Cats. Happy Birthday to Jim Davis, Creator of Garfield, 70 Today.

1.  The Cure ‘The Love Cats’

(from the album Japanese Whispers, 1983).

2.  Pink Floyd ‘Lucifer Sam’

(from the album Piper at the Gates of Dawn, 1967).

3.  Tom Jones ‘What’s New Pussycat?’

(from the album What’s New Pussycat?, 1965).

4.  Stray Cats ‘Stray Cat Strut’

(from the album Stray Cats, 1981).

5.  Squeeze ‘Cool for Cats’

(from the album Cool for Cats, 1979).

6.  David Bowie ‘Cat People (Putting Out Fire)’

(from the album Let’s Dance, 1983).

7.  Urusei Yatsura ‘Hello Tiger’

(from the album Slain by Urusei Yatsura, 1998).

8.  The Rolling Stones ‘Stray Cat Blues’

(from the album Beggars Banquet, 1968).

9.  Janet Jackson ‘Black Cat’

(from the album Rhythm Nation 1814, 1989).

10. The Kinks ‘Phenomenal Cat’

(from the album The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society, 1968).

Fifteen Feet of Pure White Snow: Ten Songs About Ice and Snow. Happy Birthday to Christopher Dean, 57 Today.

1.  Led Zeppelin ‘Immigrant Song’

(from the album Led Zeppelin III, 1970).

2.  My Bloody Valentine ‘Soft As Snow (But Warm Inside)’

(from the album Isn’t Everything, 1988).

3.  JJ72 ‘Snow’

(from the album JJ72, 2000).

4.  Tori Amos ‘Icicle’

(from the album Under the Pink, 1994).

5.  Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ‘Fifteen Feet of Pure White Snow’

(from the album No More Shall We Part, 2001).

6.  Fleet Foxes ‘White Winter Hymnal’

(from the album Fleet Foxes, 2008).

7.  Kate Bush ‘Under Ice’

(from the album Hounds of Love, 1985).

8.  Belle & Sebastian ‘The Fox in the Snow’

(from the album If You’re Feeling Sinister, 1996).

9.  British Sea Power ‘Oh Larsen B’

(from the album Open Season, 2005).

10. Pink Floyd ‘The Thin Ice’

(from the album The Wall, 1979).

It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It): Twenty-Two Great Rolling Stones Moments (One Song from Each Album). Happy Birthday to Mick Jagger, 72 Today.

1.  The Rolling Stones ‘Tell Me (You’re Coming Back)’

(from the album The Rolling Stones, 1964).

2.  The Rolling Stones ‘Off the Hook’

(from the album The Rolling Stones No.2, 1965).

3.  The Rolling Stones ‘I’m Free’

(from the album Out of Our Heads, 1965).

4.  The Rolling Stones ‘Under My Thumb’

(from the album Aftermath, 1966).

5.  The Rolling Stones ‘Back Street Girl’

(from the album Between the Buttons, 1967).

6.  The Rolling Stones ‘2000 Light Years from Home’

(from the album Their Satanic Majesties Request, 1967).

7.  The Rolling Stones ‘Sympathy for the Devil’

(from the album Beggars Banquet, 1968).

8.  The Rolling Stones ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’

(from the album Let It Bleed, 1969).

9.  The Rolling Stones ‘Brown Sugar’

(from the album Sticky Fingers, 1971).

10. The Rolling Stones ‘Shine A Light’

(from the album Exile on Main St., 1972).

11. The Rolling Stones ‘Angie’

(from the album Goats Head Soup, 1973).

12. The Rolling Stones ‘It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It)’

(from the album It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll, 1974).

13. The Rolling Stones ‘Fool to Cry’

(from the album Black and Blue, 1976).

14. The Rolling Stones ‘Miss You’

(from the album Some Girls, 1978).

15. The Rolling Stones ‘Indian Girl’

(from the album Emotional Rescue, 1980).

16. The Rolling Stones ‘Start Me Up’

(from the album Tattoo You, 1981).

17. The Rolling Stones ‘Undercover of the Night’

(from the album Undercover, 1983).

18. The Rolling Stones ‘One Hit (To the Body)’

(from the album Dirty Work, 1986).

19. The Rolling Stones ‘Slipping Away’

(from the album Steel Wheels, 1989).

20. The Rolling Stones ‘Out of Tears’

(from the album Voodoo Lounge, 1994).

21. The Rolling Stones ‘Anybody Seen My Baby?’

(from the album Bridges to Babylon, 1997).

22. The Rolling Stones ‘Streets of Love’

(from the album A Bigger Bang, 2005).

Teenage Riot: Ten Great Sonic Youth Moments. Happy Birthday to Thurston Moore, 57 Today.

1.  Sonic Youth ‘Teenage Riot’

(from the album Daydream Nation, 1988).

2.  Sonic Youth ‘Sugar Kane’

(from the album Dirty, 1992).

3.  Sonic Youth ‘Death Valley ’69’

(from the album Bad Moon Rising, 1985).

4.  Sonic Youth ‘Disappearer’

(from the album Goo, 1990).

5.  Sonic Youth ‘Expressway to Yr. Skull’

(from the album EVOL, 1986).

6.  Sonic Youth ‘Bull in the Heather’

(from the album Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, 1994).

7.  Sonic Youth ‘Little Trouble Girl’

(from the album Washing Machine, 1995).

8.  Sonic Youth ‘Schizophrenia’

(from the album Sister, 1987).

9.  Sonic Youth ‘Sacred Trickster’

(from the album The Eternal, 2009).

10. Sonic Youth ‘Sunday’

(from the album A Thousand Leaves, 1998).

Celluloid Heroes: Ten Songs Which Name-check Actors and Actresses. Happy Birthday to Woody Harrelson, 54 Today.

1.  Madonna ‘Vogue’

(from the album The Immaculate Collection, 1990).

2.  James ‘Just Like Fred Astaire’

(from the album Millionaires, 1999).

3.  John Cale ‘Leaving It Up to You’

(from the album Helen of Troy, 1975).

4.  Gomez ’78 Stone Wobble’

(from the album Bring It On, 1998).

5.  The Kinks ‘Celluloid Heroes’

(from the album Everybody’s in Show-Biz, 1972).

6.  Lou Reed ‘City Lights’

(from the album The Bells, 1981).

7.  Kim Carnes ‘Bette Davis Eyes’

(from the album Mistaken Identity, 1981).

8.  Ultrasound ‘Kurt Russell’

(B-side of the single Best Wishes, 1998).

9.  R.E.M. ‘Man on the Moon’

(from the album Automatic for the People, 1992).

10. Gil Scott-Heron ‘B-Movie’

(from the album Reflections, 1981).

Tempted: Ten Songs About Affairs. Happy Birthday to Monica Lewinsky, 42 Today.

1.  Pixies ‘Bone Machine’

(from the album Surfer Rosa, 1988).

2.  Pulp ‘Pencil Skirt’

(from the album Different Class, 1995).

3.  The Smiths ‘William, It Was Really Nothing’

(from the album Hatful of Hollow, 1984).

4.  Bob Dylan ‘Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)’

(from the album Blonde on Blonde, 1966).

5.  Squeeze ‘Tempted’

(from the album East Side Story, 1981).

6.  Jimi Hendrix ‘Hey Joe’

(single A-side, 1966).

7.  Dolly Parton ‘Jolene’

(from the album Jolene, 1974).

8.  Whitney Houston ‘Saving All My Love For You’

(from the album Whitney Houston, 1985).

9.  Connie Francis ‘Lipstick on Your Collar’

(single A-side, 1959).

10. Tindersticks ‘No More Affairs’

(from the album Tindersticks, 1995).

Let’s Go Fucking Mental: Twenty Welsh Bands. Happy Birthday to Actor and Musician Rhys Ifans, 48 Today.

1.  The Peth ‘Let’s Go Fucking Mental’

(from the album The Golden Mile, 2008).

2.  Manic Street Preachers ‘From Despair to Where’

(from the album Gold Against the Soul, 1993).

3.  Super Furry Animals ‘Something 4 The Weekend’

(from the album Fuzzy Logic, 1996).

4.  Melys ‘Chinese Whispers’

(from the Chinese Whispers EP, 2001).

5.  Catatonia ‘Sweet Catatonia’

(from the album Way Beyond Blue, 1996).

6.  Los Campesinos! ‘Death to Los Campesinos’

(from the album Hold on Now, Youngster …, 2008).

7.  60ft Dolls ‘Pig Valentine’

(from the album The Big 3, 1997).

8.  Stereophonics ‘More Life in A Tramp’s Vest’

(from the album Word Gets Around, 1997).

9. Helen Love ‘Punk Boy’

(from the album Radio Hits, 1994).

10. Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci ‘Patio Song’

(from the album Barafundle, 1997).

11. Jack ‘Nico’s Children’

(from the album The Jazz Age, 1998).

12. The Darling Buds ‘Hit the Ground’

(from the album Pop Said …, 1988).

13. The Joy Formidable ‘Austere’

(from the album The Big Roar, 2001).

14. Murry the Hump ‘Green Green Grass’

(from the album Songs of Ignorance, 2001).

15. Big Leaves ‘Meillionen’

(from the album Pwy Sy’n Galw?, 1999).

16. Feeder ‘Tangerine’

(from the album Polythene, 1997).

17. Topper ‘Something to Tell Her’

(from the mini-album Something to Tell Her, 1997).

18. The Alarm ‘A New South Wales’

(from the album Change, 1989).

19. Datblygu ‘Casserole Efeilliaid’

(from the single Hwgr-Grawth-Og, 1986).

20. Y Niwl ‘Undegpedwar’

(from the album Y Niwl, 2010).

Wild World: Ten Great Cat Stevens Moments. Happy Birthday to Yusef Islam (Previously Known as Cat Stevens), 67 Today.

1.  Cat Stevens ‘Matthew and Son’

(from the album Matthew and Son, 1967).

2.  Cat Stevens ‘The First Cut is the Deepest’

(from the album New Masters, 1967).

3.  Cat Stevens ‘Lady D’Arbanville’

(from the album Mona Bone Jakon, 1970).

4. Cat Stevens ‘I Think I See the Light’

(from the album Mona Bone Jakon, 1970).

5.  Cat Stevens ‘Wild World’

(from the album Tea for the Tillerman, 1970).

6.  Cat Stevens ‘Father and Son’

(from the album Tea for the Tillerman, 1970).

7.  Cat Stevens ‘Peace Train’

(from the album Teaser and the Firecat, 1971).

8.  Cat Stevens ‘Moonshadow’

(from the album Teaser and the Firecat, 1971).

9.  Cat Stevens ‘Morning Has Broken’

(from the album Teaser and the Firecat, 1971).

10. Cat Stevens ‘Oh Very Young’

(from the album Buddha and the Chocolate Box, 1974).