Music Collection – N & O

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 letters N & O. 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. There’s now over 2,000 tracks on it! 🙂

Screengrab of albums in my iTunes collection by artists beginning with N & O, inclding N-Trance, Nat King Cole, Neil Sedaka, Nicholas Hooper and Olof Gustaffson.

Songs I like from my collection, by artists beginning with N & O, are:

  • N-Trance – Set You Free. Great song, used as the first dance at my friend’s wedding last year. I like this group’s version of Stayin’ Alive as well.
  • Nancy Sinatra – These Boots Are Made For Walking
  • Nancy Wilson – Reach Out For Me
  • Narada Michael Walden – I Shoulda Loved Ya
  • The Nashville Teens – Tobacco Road and Google Eye
  • Nat King Cole – Let’s Face The Music And Dance and Let There Be Love
  • Nazareth – Love Hurts
  • Neil (from The Young Ones TV show)Neil’s Heavy Concept Album is very funny, with songs including Hole In My Shoe, My White Bicycle, The Gnome, Golf Girl and  Hurdy Gurdy Man. It’s well worth looking up the album if you like the sitcom and the character.
  • Neil Diamond – America, Cracklin’ Rosie and Sweet Caroline
  • Neil Sedaka – Bad Blood, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Oh! Carol, Love Will Keep Us Together and Stairway To Heaven (no, it’s not a cover of the Led Zeppelin song!)
  • Nena – 99 Red Balloons
  • New Edition – Candy Girl
  • New Kids On The Block – You Got It (The Right Stuff)
  • New Order – Blue Monday
  • The New Seekers – You Won’t Find Another Fool Like Me
  • New Vaudeville Band – Winchester Cathedral
  • New World – Tom Tom Turn Around
  • New York City – I’m Doin’ Fine Now
  • The Nice – America
  • Nick Gilder – Hot Child In The City
  • Nick Heyward – Warning Sign
  • Nick Kamen – Each Time You Break My Heart
  • Nick Lowe – Cruel To Be Kind
  • Nick Mackenzie – Juanita
  • Nick Straker Band – A Walk In The Park
  • Nickelback – How You Remind Me
  • Nicky Thomas – Love Of The Common People
  • Nicole – A Little Peace
  • Night Ranger – Sister Christian
  • Nik Kershaw – The Riddle and Wouldn’t It Be Good?
  • Nilsson – Without You and Everybody’s Talkin’. The latter always makes me think of The Jolly Boys Outing episode of Only Fools And Horses.
  • Nina Simone – Feeling Good and My Baby Just Cares For Me
  • Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
  • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – All I Have To Do Is Dream
  • The Nolans – I’m In The Mood For Dancing
  • Norma Jean – Saturday. The chorus will sound familiar to viewers of Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, as a cover version was used for the theme tune.
  • Norman Greenbaum – Spirit In The Sky
  • Nu Shooz – I Can’t Wait
  • The O’Jays – Love Train
  • Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger, Little By Little, Rockin’ Chair, Rock ‘N’ Roll Star and Wonderwall
  • Ocean Colour Scene – Hundred Mile High City
  • Odyssey – Use It Up And Wear It Out
  • Offspring – Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)
  • Oliver Cheatham – Get Down Saturday Night, another cool song I was introduced to by the video game GTA Vice City.
  • Ollie & Jerry – Breakin’… There’s No Stoppin’ Us
  • Omar – There’s Nothing Like This
  • Orbital – Chime
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Enola Gay, Locomotion
  • Osibisa – Sunshine Day
  • Otis Redding – (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay and Respect
  • Ottawan – D.I.S.C.O.
  • The Outfield – Your Love, another track on the soundtrack to GTA Vice City.
  • The Outhere Brothers – Don’t Stop (Wiggle Wiggle)
  • The Overlanders – Michelle
  • Owen Paul – My Favourite Waste Of Time
  • Ozark Mountain Daredevils – Jackie Blue
  • Ozzy Osbourne – Bark At The Moon, yet another track I got from GTA Vice City.

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

  • Nancy Sinatra – The theme song to the James Bond film You Only Live Twice.
  • Neal Hefti – The Batman theme.
  • Neil Finn – Song Of The Lonely Mountain, the end credits song from the film of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
  • Neil Hannon – Song For Ten and Love Don’t Roam, from the soundtrack to Doctor Who Series 1 & 2.
  • Neil Richardson – Approaching Menace, the theme tune to quiz show Mastermind.
  • Nic Rowley  – The theme tune to the classic sketch show Not The Nine O’Clock News.
  • Nicholas Hooper – Composed the music for Harry Potter films 5 & 6 (Order OF The Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince). I have the soundtracks to both, my favourite tracks including Fireworks, Professor Umbridge, Wizard Wheezes and The Weasley Stomp.
  • Nick Berry – Performed the theme song to TV police show Heartbeat, in which he also starred. The title song is a cover of the Buddy Holly hit.
  • Nigel Hess – Composed the theme tunes to many TV shows, including Dangerfield, Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, Just William and Wycliffe. Just William is the only one of those I’ve ever watched, and it’s easily my favourite tune out of the four I’ve listed – a jolly tune to a enjoyable programme. But they’re all lovely pieces of music.
  • Norrie Paramor – The theme tunes to game show Call My Bluff (called Ciccolino) and cop show Z Cars.
  • The Noveltones – Left Bank Two, used during the Gallery segment of children’s TV show Vision On, and as the theme tune to its follow-up show Take Hart. Even if you’ve never seen them, you’ll know the tune when you hear it, trust me.

And finally, a soundtrack to a video game, which doesn’t really fit in either list above. A chap called Olof Gustafsson (aka Blaizer) composed the great music to the racing game Motorhead, which I had for PC a long, long time ago. It was a good game, but the really great thing was that you could play the game’s disc in a regular CD player and hear all the music. There were a fair number of PC and Playstation titles that had this secret extra feature back in those days. In most cases, especially for Playstation discs, you had to skip track 1, as that contained the game data, which sounds like white noise if played as audio.

I got rid of my copy of Motorhead many years ago, but before I did, I copied all the music on to my computer to make a soundtrack album, and I still have it. If I had to choose, my top 5 tracks would be Redrock, Nolby Hills, Neocity, Ruhrstadt and Olympos (all named after the racing tracks you had to drive around in the game). And here’s a video someone’s posted of all the tracks:

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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