Music Collection – C


I’m going through my music collection to list many of the artists and tracks I like, so you can see the variety of things I enjoy, and this time it’s the letter C. I could have made far more concise lists than these, I know, but while I’m creating a huge Youtube playlist of the music I like, I figured I may as well list everything here as I’m going along, and you can see what you agree or disagree with. 🙂

My favourite artists beginning with C are Cream and The Cross:

  • Cream – I have the box set called I Feel Free, which features their greatest hits, live tracks and BBC sessions, along with the album Fresh Cream that I inherited on vinyl. Favourite tracks include:
    • NSU
    • Sleepy Time Time
    • Sweet Wine
    • I’m So Glad
    • Strange Brew
    • Sunshine Of Your Love
    • White Room
    • Born Under A Bad Sign
    • Badge
    • What A Bringdown
  • The Cross – As a big Queen fan, I purchased the box set of Roger Taylor’s work (The Lot) when it was released, and it has all the albums by his band The Cross. Favourite tracks include:
    • Cowboys And Indians
    • Heaven For Everyone
    • Shove It
    • Manipulator
    • Top Of The World, Ma
    • Power To Love
    • Foxy Lady
    • Bad Attitude
    • New Dark Ages
    • Put It All Down To Love

Screengrab of albums in my iTunes collection by artists beginning with C, including Chubby Checker, The Clash, Cliff Richard & The Shadows, Coldplay, Cream and The Cross

I also like quite a few tracks by Chas & Dave and Cliff Richard:

  • Chas & Dave – I have a Greatest Hits collection by these guys, and would like to get more of their albums at some point. Favourite tracks include:
    • Rabbit
    • The Sideboard Song
    • Margate (used in the Only Fools and Horses episode The Jolly Boys Outing)
    • Snooker Loopy
    • Ain’t No Pleasing You.
  • Cliff Richard – Not a fan of all of his music, but I do have a few of his songs from compilations, plus the soundtrack to The Young Ones movie that I inherited on vinyl. I also have a DVD of Cliff Richard & The Shadows on their Final Reunion tour, as it’s his work with them that I particularly like. Favourite Cliff tracks from my collection are:

DVD - Cliff Richard & The Shadows - The Final Reunion

Other songs I like from my collection are:

  • Cameo – Word Up!
  • Candi Staton – Young Hearts Run Free, You Got The Love and her cover of Suspicious Minds.
  • Canned Heat – Let’s Work Together, Goin’ Up The Country and On The Road Again
  • Captain & Tennille – Love Will Keep Us Together
  • The Cardigans – Deuce, included in the soundtrack to the X-Files Movie
  • Carl Douglas – Kung Fu Fighting
  • Carl Mann – Mona Lisa
  • Carl Perkins – Blue Suede Shoes and Put Your Cat Clothes On
  • Carly Simon – You’re So Vain, plus the Bond them I mention at the end of this post.
  • The Carpenters – (They Long To Be) Close To You
  • The Cars – Drive. This was used to great effect during Live Aid in 1985. I do, however, keep hearing them sing about pork pies now, thanks to Peter Kay’s misheard lyrics routine.
  • The Cascades – Rhythm Of The Rain
  • Cast – Fine Time
  • Cat Stevens – Morning Has Broken and Moonshadow
  • The Cats – Be My Day and One Way Wind
  • CCS (Collective Consciousness Society) – Tap Turns On The Water, plus the track used for a BBC music show, mentioned at the end of this post.
  • CeCe Peniston – Finally
  • Centerfold – Dictator
  • Chad Kroeger – Hero
  • Chairmen Of The Board – Give Me Just A Little More Time
  • Chaka Demus & Pliers – Twist And Shout
  • Chaka Khan – I Feel For You
  • Champaign – How ‘Bout Us?
  • The Champs – Tequila
  • Change – The Glow Of Love
  • Charlene – I’ve Never Been To Me
  • Charles & Eddie – Would I Lie To You?
  • Charlie Daniels Band – The Devil Came Down To Georgia and The Devil Comes Back To Georgia
  • Charlie Drake – My Boomerang Won’t Come Back
  • Charlie Feathers – Corrina, Corrina
  • Charlie Rich – The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
  • Cheap Trick – I Want You To Want Me and Mighty Wings (used on the Top Gun soundtrack)
  • The Chemical Brothers – Galvanize. This was used in the opening ceremony for the 2012 Olympics in London, that’s where I first heard it.
  • Cher – If I Could Turn Back Time
  • Cherelle & Alexander O’Neal – Saturday Love
  • Chesney Hawkes – The One And Only
  • The Chi-Lites – Have You Seen Her?
  • Chic – Good Times. I also enjoyed watching the set they did at Glastonbury in 2013 (on TV that is, I’ve never been to the festival in person).
  • Chicory Tip – Son Of My Father
  • The Chiffons – He’s So Fine and Sweet Talkin’ Guy
  • China Crisis – Black Man Ray and Wishful Thinking
  • Chris Andrews – Pretty Belinda and Yesterday Man
  • Chris De Burgh – High On Emotion and Lady In Red
  • Chris Farlowe – Handbags And Gladrags, Out Of Time and his cover of Paint It Black
  • Chris Montez – Let’s Dance
  • Chris Rea – Road To Hell and Fool (If You Think It’s Over)
  • Chris Spedding – Motor Bikin’
  • The Christians – Harvest For The World and Ideal World
  • Christina Perri – A Thousand Years. At my friend’s wedding last year, the bride walked into the church to this beautiful song. I also like A Thousand Years Part 2, which she did with Steve Kazee. Both songs are featured in the Twilight films, which I’ve never seen.
  • Christopher Cross – Ride Like The Wind
  • Chromeo – Momma’s Boy, a catchy song I was introduced to by the TV show Chuck.
  • Chubby Checker – Let’s Twist Again and The Twist. I have a couple of his albums that I originally inherited on vinyl.
  • Chuck Berry – Johnny B Goode, Roll Over Beethoven, Sweet Little Sixteen and No Particular Place To Go
  • Chumbawumba – Tubthumping
  • Cilla Black – Anyone Who Had A Heart
  • The Clash – I have a Greatest Hits compilation, with tracks including I Fought The Law, London Calling, This Is Radio Clash, Rock The Casbah and Should I Stay Or Should I Go?
  • Classics IV – Spooky
  • Classix Nouveaux – Is It A Dream?
  • Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers – Got To Get You Into My Life and One Way Love
  • The Climax Blues Band – Couldn’t Get It Right
  • Climie Fisher – Love Changes (Everything) and Love Like A River
  • Clive Dunn – Grandad
  • Clodagh Rodgers – Jack In The Box
  • Clout – Save Me and Substitute
  • The Clovers – Love Potion No. 9
  • Club Nouveau – Lean On Me
  • Clyde McPhatter – Lover Please
  • The Clyde Valley Stompers – Peter And The Wolf
  • Cock Robin – The Promise You Made
  • Coldcut & Lisa Stansfield – People Hold On
  • Coldplay – Not a huge fan, but I do like a few of the songs on their Viva La Vida album, such as Life In Technicolour Part 2, Lovers In Japan and Viva La Vida.
  • Colin Blunstone – I Don’t Believe In Miracles
  • Colourfield – Thinking Of You
  • The Commodores – Three Times A Lady, Easy and Nightshift
  • The Communards – Don’t Leave Me This Way and Never Can Say Goodbye
  • The Congregation – Softly Whispering I Love You
  • The Constellations – We’re Here To Save The Day, Perfect Day and Felicia, all catchy songs I enjoyed in the TV show Chuck.
  • Conway Twitty – It’s Only Make Believe
  • Corey Hart – Sunglasses At Night
  • Cornershop – Brimful Of Asha
  • Corona – The Rhythm Of The Night
  • The Corrs – What Can I Do?
  • The Cougars – Saturday Nite At The Duck-Pond
  • Cozy Powell – Dance With The Devil
  • Craig Douglas – Only Sixteen and When My Little Girl Is Smiling
  • The Cranberries – Linger
  • Crash Test Dummies – Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm. Such a weird song, but a classic from my childhood that I love.
  • The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown – Fire
  • The Crew Cuts – Earth Angel
  • The Crickets – Don’t Ever Change, La Bamba, My Little Girl
  • Crispian St Peter – You Were On My Mind
  • Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Drivin’ Thunder and Our House (used in the Only Fools And Horses episode Time On Our Hands when broadcast, but VHS & DVD releases use a cover version).
  • Cross Section – Hi Heel Sneakers
  • Crowded House – Don’t Dream It’s Over
  • Crown Heights Affair – Galaxy Of Love
  • The Crusaders – Street Life
  • Crystal Gayle – Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
  • The Crystals – Da Doo Ron Ron and He’s A Rebel
  • The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary
  • Culture Beat – Mr Vain
  • Culture Club – Church Of The Poison Mind, Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?, Karma Chameleon and I’ll Tumble 4 Ya
  • Cunningham – Norma Jean Wants To Be A Movie Star
  • The Cure – Friday I’m In Love, In Between Days, More Than This (included in the soundtrack to the X-Files Movie) and The Lovecats
  • Curiosity Killed The Cat – Misfit
  • Curtis Hobock – Apron Strings and For All I’m Worth
  • Curtis Mayfield – Move On Up
  • Cutting Crew – (I Just) Died In Your Arms
  • Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, I Drove All Night, Time After Time, True Colours

As for theme music and songs, I also enjoy the following from my collection, which are on my theme music playlist:

  • Cake – Short Skirt, Long Jacket, the theme to tune to Chuck, a show I love.
  • Captain Sensible – The Snooker Song, the theme to Big Break. I miss that gameshow, it was always good fun to watch.
  • Carly Simon – Nobody Does It Better, from the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me.
  • CCS (Collective Consciousness Society) – Their cover of Whole Lotta Love, used as the theme tune for music show Top Of The Pops.
  • Chas & Dave – In Sickness And In Health, used as the theme tune for a sitcom of the same name.
  • Chris Cornell – You Know My Name, from the James Bond film Casino Royale.
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bad Moon Rising, a song I found thanks to the film An American Werewolf In London, so I always think of that when I hear it.
  • Cyril Stapleton – The theme tunes to The Saint and Department S, neither of which I’ve ever watched.

In my B post I finished with a clip from sitcom The Young Ones. And as I’ve mentioned them again with Cliff Richard above, here’s their live performance of Livin’ Doll for Comic Relief (not Live Aid as the title suggests). Enjoy!

Author: Glen

Vsually impaired, with Aniridia & Nystagmus. I'm a fan of Doctor Who, classic sitcoms, Queen and 60s-80s rock & pop. I like to blog about my experiences as a disabled person, and about the things I enjoy in general.

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