Music Collection – D

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 now I’m up to the letter D. As before, I’m adding the tracks I mention to my Youtube playlist of favourite music, which you can shuffle to your heart’s content. 🙂

My favourite artists beginning with D are Deep Purple, Def Leppard, Dire Straits and Duran Duran:

  • Deep Purple – I have their Greatest Hits and a few DVDs. I need to get more of their albums at some point really. Favourite tracks include:
    • Black Night
    • Strange Kind Of Woman
    • Smoke On The Water
    • Highway Star
    • When A Blind Man Cries
  • Def Leppard – Love these guys even more than Deep Purple. I have their Greatest Hits, their album Songs From The Sparkle Lounge, along with DVDs of their music videos and their Viva! Hysteria live show. It’s another band that I want to get more albums from. Favourite tracks include:
    • Pour Some Sugar On Me
    • Photograph
    • Let’s Get Rocked
    • Animal
    • Rocket
    • Armageddon It
    • Two Steps Behind
    • When Love & Hate Collide
    • Go
    • C’mon C’mon
  • Dire Straits – Yet another group I want to get more albums from. Right now I have their Greatest Hits, their album Brothers In Arms, and their live album Alchemy. Favourite tracks include:
    • Money For Nothing
    • Walk Of Life
    • Tunnel Of Love
    • Lady Writer
    • So Far Away
  • Duran Duran – Just the Greatest Hits from this band in my collection, but plenty of tracks I like on it, including:
    • Is There Something I Should Know?
    • The Reflex
    • Rio
    • Hungry Like The Wolf
    • Girls On Film

DVDs by Deep Purple, Def Leppard and Dire Straits

Screengrab of albums in my iTunes collection by artists beginning with D, including David Bowie, Deep Purple, Def Leppard, Dire Straits and Duran Duran

Other songs I like from my collection are:

  • D:Ream – Things Can Only Get Better
  • The Dakotas – The Cruel Sea
  • Damian – His cover of The Time Warp
  • Dan Hartman – Relight My Fire
  • Dan The Banjo Man – Dan The Banjo Man
  • The Dandy Warhols – Bohemian Like You
  • Danny & The Juniors – At The Hop
  • Danny John-Jules – Tongue Tied. Danny (Cat in Red Dwarf) released this song as a single after it was used in the show.
  • Danny Wilson – Mary’s Prayer
  • The Darts – The Boy From New York City
  • Daryl Hall – Dreamtime
  • Darude – Sandstorm. I rarely go for this type of music, but I like this track as it’s very catchy, as is the mashup that was done with Children by Robert Miles.
  • Dave & Ansel Colins – Double Barrel
  • The Dave Clark Five – I have their greatest hits, with songs like Do You Love Me?, Glad All Over, Bits And Pieces, I Like It Like That and Sha-Na-Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye.
  • Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich – The Legend Of Xanadu
  • Dave Edmunds – I Hear You Knocking
  • David Austin – Turn To Gold
  • David Bowie – I’m not a big enough fan to want his albums, but I do enjoy a lot of tracks on his greatest hits, including Space Oddity, Changes, Life On Mars?, Starman, The Jean Genie, Rebel Rebel, Ashes To Ashes, Let’s Dance, Heroes and the super version of Dancing In The Street he did with Mick Jagger.
  • David Dundas – Jeans On
  • David Essex – Gonna Make You A Star, Hold Me Close and Rock On
  • David Garrick – Dear Mrs Applebee
  • David Grant – Watching You, Watching Me
  • David Grant & Jaki Graham – Could It Be I’m Falling In Love and Mated
  • David Holmes – I Heard Wonders. Always makes me think of the 2012 Olympics with David Beckham coming down the River Thames.
  • David Lee Roth – Just Like Paradise
  • David O’Brien – Cold City, an instrumental track used during Red Dwarf Series 9 (Back To Earth).
  • David Parton – Isn’t She Lovely?
  • David Rose – The Stripper
  • Dayton – The Sound Of Music
  • Dazz Band – Let It All Blow
  • Deacon Blue – Real Gone Kid and I’ll Never Fall In Love Again
  • Dead Or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
  • DeBarge – Rhythm Of The Night
  • Deborah Harry – French Kissin’ In The USA and I Want That Man
  • Deee-Lite – Groove Is In The Heart
  • Deep Blue Something – Breakfast At Tiffany’s
  • Del Amitri – Always The Last To Know
  • Del Shannon – Little Town Flirt and Runaway
  • Delegation – Where Is The Love?
  • Deniece Williams – Let’s Hear It For The Boy
  • Deodato – Super Strut and Latin Flute, which I’ve got on the GTA Vice City soundtrack, and Keep On Movin’ from a separate compilation.
  • Depeche Mode – Everything Counts
  • Derek & The Dominos – I have the wonderful Layla album, with tracks including I Looked Away, Key To The Highway and, of course, Layla itself. The first time I had Layla on a rock compilation as a kid, it was only the 2-and-a-half-minute edit. It was a good few years before I became aware of the full 7-minute version with that gorgeous piano section for the second half, as if the song wasn’t great enough already. Always feels wrong to hear the short version now. One of my favourite songs ever.
  • Desmond Dekker – The Israelites and You Can Get It If You Really Want
  • Detroit Spinners – Working My Way Back To You
  • Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen, Geno and There There My Dear
  • Diana Ross – Chain Reaction and Upside Down
  • Diana Ross & The Supremes – Baby Love and Where Did Our Love Go?
  • Dib Cochran & The Earwigs – Oh Baby, a rare and enjoyable track I have on a Marc Bolan & T Rex box set.
  • Dickie Valentine – Mr Sandman. The original song by the Chordettes, which I don’t have in my collection, was recently used in the Doctor Who episode Sleep No More, to very creepy effect. So I’ve added their version to my music playlist as well.
  • Dion – Runaround Sue and The Wanderer
  • Dionne Warwick – Walk On By, All The Love In The World and Heartbreaker
  • Disco Tex & His Sex-O-Lettes – Get Dancing
  • The Divine Comedy – Something For The Weekend, plus the song used for a sitcom that I’ll mention at the end of this post.
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Boom! Shake The Room and Summertime. I’m not a big rap fan, but these were great songs in my childhood and I still enjoy them.
  • Dobie Gray – Drift Away
  • Doctor & The Medics – Spirit In The Sky
  • Dodgy – Good Enough
  • Dollar – Love’s Got A Hold On Me
  • Don Fardon – Indian Reservation
  • Don McLean – American Pie. As with Layla above, when I was young I was only aware of the short 4-minute edit of this, then fell in love with the full version when I discovered it later. I also like his song Crying, although it always makes me think of the hilarious Only Fools And Horses episode Stage Fright where Raquel and Tony sing it.
  • Donald Byrd – Love Has Come Around
  • Donnie Elbert – Where Did Our Love Go?
  • Doobie Brothers – What A Fool Believes, Long Train Running and Listen To The Music.
  • The Doors – I have their greatest hits, with tracks such as Light My Fire, People Are Strange and Riders On The Storm.
  • Double Trouble & The Rebel MC – Street Tuff
  • Dr Feelgood – Milk & Alcohol, Down At The Doctors and She’s A Wind Up
  • Dr Hook & The Medicine Show – A Little Bit More, When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman and Sexy Eyes
  • The Dramatics – Me And Mrs Jones
  • Dream Academy – Life In A Northern Town. The backing vocals for this were sampled very effectively on Dario G’s track Sunchyme, which I’ve also added to the playlist.
  • The Drifters – Saturday Night At The Movies, Save The Last Dance For Me and Kissin’ In The Back Row Of The Movies
  • Drum Theatre – Eldorado
  • Duane Eddy – Peter Gunn and Cannonball
  • The Dubliners – Seven Drunken Nights
  • Duncan Browne – Wild Places
  • Dusty Springfield – I Only Want To Be With You, Son Of A Preacher Man, Goin’ Back, In Private and You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me

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

  • David Arch – The theme to quiz show Wipeout, when originally presented by the late Paul Daniels.
  • David Arnold & Michael Price – Their wonderful soundtrack music for Sherlock, including the title theme, The Game Is On, Pursuit, Prepared To Do Anything and One More Miracle.
  • David Croft & Roy Moore – Composed the theme music to classic sitcom ‘Allo ‘Allo.
  • David Dundas – Fourscore, the main theme for Channel 4 during its first decade of broadcasting.
  • David Lowe – Composed numerous versions of the modern theme tune for BBC News.
  • David Mindel – The theme tune to Challenge Anneka. Enjoyed that show as a kid.
  • David Pringle – Composed Spin To Win with Bob Heatlie, which was the theme tune for the Wheel Of Fortune game show. David also composed the theme to daytime show This Morning.
  • Delia Derbyshire – Deserves a mention for her arrangement of the Doctor Who theme, which is represented in this video on my Doctor Who playlist.
  • Dennis Cooper – Composed the beautiful theme for the cartoon Animals Of Farthing Wood, which I loved as a kid, even buying the magazine series that accompanied it.
  • Dennis Waterman – I Could Be So Good For You, the theme to Minder, one of my all-time favourite shows.
  • Dennis Wilson – Composed the theme to the brilliant sitcom Fawlty Towers.
  • The Divine Comedy – Songs Of Love, used as the theme tune to the divine comedy known as Father Ted, and My Lovely Horse, used in an episode of the show.
  • Dominic Muldowney – The theme to Sharpe. Not a show I’ve ever watched, but my father was a huge fan, watching the DVDs many times, so hearing the theme always makes me think of him.
  • Don Harper – The theme to World Of Sport.
  • Doug Wood – Drag Racer, the theme to the BBC Snooker programmes.
  • Duran Duran – A View To A Kill, the theme to the James Bond film.
  • The Dust Brothers – The X-Files theme, from the movie.

The last track I’ve added to the playlist is a wonderful extended remix of A View To A Kill, so I’ll post that to finish this entry with:

Author: Glen

Love London, love a laugh, love life. Visually impaired blogger & Youtuber with aniridia & nystagmus, posting about my experiences & adventures.

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