Me and Howard Hughes: Ten Songs Mentioning Howard Hughes. Howard Hughes Dies, This Day in History, 05/04/1976.

1.  The Boomtown Rats ‘Me and Howard Hughes’

(from the album A Tonic For The Troops, 1978).

2.  10cc ‘The Wall Street Shuffle’

(from the album Sheet Music, 1974).

3.  Genesis ‘Broadway Melody of 1974’

(from the album The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, 1974).

4.  The Undertones ‘Fairly in the Money Now’

(B-side of It’s Going To Happen, 1981).

5.  Joni Mitchell ‘Talk To Me’

(from the album Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter, 1977).

6.  Ride ‘Castle On The Hill’

(from the album Tarantula, 1996).

7.  The Damned ‘Billy Bad Breaks’

(from the album Damned But Not Forgotten, 1985).

8.  Big Audio Dynamite ‘Rock Thames’

(from the album This Is Big Audio Dynamite, 1985).

9.  Rasputina ‘Howard Hughes’

(from the album Thanks For The Ether, 1996).

10. The Teardrop Explodes ‘Reward’

(from the album Kilimanjaro, 1980).

Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend: Ten Songs About Diamonds. The Duchess Of Windsor’s Jewellery Sells For £31m, This Day in History, 03/04/87.

1.  Marilyn Monroe ‘Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend’

(from the movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1953).

2.  Leonard Cohen ‘Diamonds in the Mine’

(from the album Songs of Love and Hate, 1971).

3.  Paul Simon ‘Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes’

(from the album Graceland, 1986).

4.  David Bowie ‘Diamond Dogs’

(from the album Diamond Dogs, 1974).

5.  Pink Floyd ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’

(from the album Wish You Were Here, 1975).

6.  Gary Lewis and the Playboys ‘This Diamond Ring’

(from the album This Diamond Ring, 1965).

7.  Prince ‘Diamonds and Pearls’

(from the album Diamonds and Pearls, 1991).

8.  Joan Baez ‘Diamonds and Rust’

(from the album Diamonds and Rust, 1975).

9.  Kanye West ‘Diamonds From Sierra Leone’

(from the album Late Registration, 2005).

10. Shirley Bassey ‘Diamonds Are Forever’

(from the soundtrack Diamonds Are Forever, 1971).

Strangeways, Here We Come: 25 Songs about Prison to Mark the 25th anniversary of The Strangeways Riots, 01/04/1990 – 25/04/1990.

1.  Johnny Cash ‘Fulsom Prison Blues’

(from the album Johnny Cash and His Hot and Blue Guitar, 1957).

2.  Public Enemy – Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos

(from the album It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back, 1988).

3.  Elvis Presley – Jailhouse Rock

(from the EP Jailhouse Rock, 1957).

4.  Bob Dylan – Hurricane

(from the album Desire, 1976).

5.  Sam Cooke – Chain Gang

(from the single Chain Gang, 1960).

6.  Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak

(from the album Jailbreak, 1976).

7.  Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – The Mercy Seat

(from the album Tender Prey, 1988).

8.  Morrissey – The Last Of The Famous International Playboys

(from the album Bona Drag, 1990).

9.  Loretta Lynn – Women’s Prison

(from the album Van Lear Rose, 2004).

10. The Clash – I Fought The Law

(from the EP The Cost Of Living, 1979).

11. The Killers ‘Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine’

(from the album Hot Fuss, 2004).

12. 10CC ‘Rubber Bullets’

(from the album 10cc, 1973).

13. Afghan Whigs ‘What Jail Is Like’

(from the album Gentlemen, 1993).

14. Babyshambles ‘Pentonville’

(from the album Down In Albion, 2006).

15. Billy Bragg ‘Rotting On Remand’

(from the album Worker’s Playtime, 1988).

16. Asian Dub Foundation ‘Free Satpal Ram’

(from the album Rafi’s Revenge, 1998).

17. The Tossers ‘Good Morning Da’

(from the album The Valley of the Shadow of Death, 2005).

18. Lead Belly ‘Midnight Special’

(First recorded in 1934).

19. Wings ‘Band On The Run’

(from the album Band On The Run, 1973).

20. Primal Scream ‘Jailbird’

(from the album Give Out But Don’t Give Up, 1994).

21. Soggy Bottom Boys ‘In The Jailhouse Now’

(from the soundtrack O Brother, Where Art Thou?, 2002).

22. The Pretenders ‘Back On The Chain Gang’

(from the album Learning To Crawl, 1984).

23. Ian Brown ‘Free My Way’

(from the album Golden Greats, 1999).

24. The Zombies ‘Care Of Cell 44’

(from the album Odyssey and Oracle, 1968).

25. The Pogues ‘Fairytale Of New York’

(from the album If I Should Fall From Grace With God, 1988).