Music Collection – P

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 P. 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 over 2,000 tracks on it now! 🙂

My favourite artist beginning with P is The Police. I have the Message In A Box set of their complte recordings, with favourite tracks including:

  • So Lonely
  • Roxanne
  • Hole In My Life
  • Can’t Stand Losing You
  • Born In The 50’s
  • Fall Out
  • Message In A Bottle
  • Walking On The Moon
  • The Bed’s Too Big Without You
  • Contact
  • Don’t Stand So Close To Me
  • Driven To Tears
  • Canary In A Coalmine
  • De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
  • Man In A Suitcase
  • Spirits In The Material World
  • Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
  • Rehumanize Yourself
  • Synchronicity 1 & 2
  • Every Breath  You Take

CD Box Set - The Police - Message In A Box - The Complete Recordings

Screengrab of albums in my iTunes collection by artists beginning with P, including Pet Shop Boys, Pink Floyd, Pointer Sisters and The Police.

Other songs I like from my collection are:

  • Pandora’s Box – It’s All Coming Back To Me Now
  • Papa Dee – His cover version of The Tide Is High
  • The Paragons – The original version of The Tide Is High. Like many Blondie fans, I thought their version was the original to begin with,until I discovered this. It’s very good too.
  • Paramounts – Poison Ivy
  • The Pasadenas – Tribute (Right On) and Let’s Stay Together
  • Pat & Mick – Use It Up And Wear It Out
  • Pat Benatar – Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Love Is A Battlefield and We Belong
  • Pato Banton – Baby Come Back
  • Patrice Rushen – Forget Me Nots
  • Patti Austin & James Ingram – Baby, Come To Me
  • Patti Smith – Because The Night
  • Patty Loveless – The Party Ain’t Over Yet (famously covered by Status Quo)
  • Patty Smyth – Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough
  • Paul Anka – You’re Having My Baby
  • Paul Carrack – Don’t Shed A Tear and When You Walk In The Room
  • Paul Davis – I Go Crazy
  • Paul Hardcastle – Don’t Waste My Time and Nineteen (plus a TV theme as noted later)
  • Paul Jones – High Time and I’ve Been A Bad Bad Boy
  • Paul McCartney – Uncle Albert and All Shook Up
  • Paul McCartney & Wings – Band On The Run, Jet and Maybe I’m Amazed (plus the classic James Bond theme mentioned below)
  • Paul Weller – You Do Something To Me
  • Paul Young – Everytime You Go Away, Love Of The Common People, Come Back And Stay, Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home) and Don’t Dream It’s Over
  • Paula Abdul – Straight Up
  • Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack – Tonight, I Celebrate My Love
  • Peaches & Herb – Reunited
  • Peggy Lee – Fever
  • Percy Sledge – When A Man Loves A Woman
  • Pérez Prado – Guaglione (ven if you don’t know the name, you’ll still recognise it when you hear it)
  • Perry Como – Magic Moments
  • Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls, Always On My Mind, Go West, My Girl, Winner and What Have I Done To Deserve This? (with Dusty Springfield)
  • Peter & Gordon – Nobody I Know, To Know You Is To Love You, True Love Ways and A World Without Love
  • Peter Frampton – Baby I Love Your Way, Show Me The Way, I’m In You
  • Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer and Solsbury Hill
  • Peter Kent – It’s A Real Good Feeling
  • Peter Noone – Oh You Pretty Thing
  • Peter Sarstedt – Where Do You Go To My Lovely?
  • Peter Sellers – Any Old Iron & Goodness Gracious Me (with Sophia Loren)
  • Peter Tosh – Johnny B. Goode and You Gotta Walk (Don’t Look Back) (with Mick Jagger)
  • Petula Clark – Downtown
  • Ph.D. – I Won’t Let You Down
  • Phantom Limb – Last Chance Saloon. This track was given away free on Amazon a few years ago, and it’s quite a catchy little country number. That particular song isn’t on Youtube as far as I can see, but you can see other videos by the band on their website.
  • Phantom Planet – Dropped, another song I was introduced to by TV show Chuck.
  • Phil Collins – A Groovy Kind Of Love and In The Air Tonight
  • Phil Fearon & Galaxy – Dancing Tight, Everybody’s Laughing, I Can Prove It, What Do I Do?
  • Philip Bailey & Phil Collins – Easy Lover
  • Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder – Together In Electric Dreams
  • Philip Upchurch Combo – You Can’t Sit Down
  • Phyllis Nelson – Move Closer
  • Pickettywitch – That Same Old Feeling
  • Pieces Of A Dream – Mt. Airy Groove
  • Piero Umiliani – Mah Na Mah Na. It’s utter nonsense, but one of those novelty songs you can’t help tap your feet and sing along to! And it was famously covered by The Muppets of course.
  • Pigbag – Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag
  • Pilot – January and Magic
  • The Piltdown Men – McDonald’s Cave
  • Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2), Comfortably Numb, Money, Time and Wish You Were Here
  • The Pinkees – Danger Games
  • The Pioneers – Let Your Yeah Be Yeah
  • The Piranhas – Tom Hank
  • PJ & Duncan (aka Ant & Dec) – Let’s Get Ready To Rhumble. Yes, it’s cheesy 90’s pop, but it’s from my childhood and it’s catchy.
  • PJ Harvey – Sheela-Na-Gig
  • PJ Proby – Together
  • Planet P Project – Why Me?
  • The Platters – The Great Pretender and Only You
  • Player – Baby Come Back
  • Pluto Shervington – Dat
  • The Pointer Sisters – I’m So Excited, Automatic, Slow Hand, Dare Me and Jump (For My Love)
  • Poison – Unskinny Bop and Your Mama Don’t Dance
  • Pop Levi – Wannamama, another one used in TV show Chuck.
  • Portishead – Glory Box
  • The Power Station – Some Like It Hot and Get It On
  • The Pretenders – Back On The Chain Gang and Don’t Get Me Wrong
  • Primal Scream – Rocks
  • Prince – Purple Rain, When Doves Cry, Let’s Go Crazy, Guitar and Revelation
  • Princess – Say I’m Your Number One
  • The Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) and Letter From America, including the Comic Relief version of 500 miles featuring Peter Kay and Matt Lucas.
  • Procol Harum – A Whiter Shade Of Pale
  • The Prodigy – Firestarter
  • Promises – Baby It’s You
  • Propaganda – Duel
  • The Psychedelic Furs – Love My Way
  • Puddle Of Mudd – Blurry
  • Pulp – Common People
  • Pussycat – Georgie, Mississippi and Smile
  • Python Lee Jackson – In A Broken Dream

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

  • Parodi-Fair – The Goldeneye Trailer version of the James Bond Theme.
  • Patrick Doyle – Composed the music for the film version of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire, with tracks including The Quidditch World Cup, Potter Waltz, Another Year Ends, Hogwarts Hymn and Magic Works.
  • Paul Hardcastle – The Wizard, used as the theme music for Top Of The Pops in the late 1980s.
  • Paul Lewis – Composed the theme tune for the classic kids TV show Woof!, about a boy who turns into a dog.
  • Paul McCartney & Wings – The theme song to the James Bond film Live And Let Die.
  • Paul Westwood – Born To Win, the theme tune to game show Strike It Lucky.
  • Pete Moore – Asteroid, the theme tune used by cinema advertising company Pearl & Dean. It’s one of those famous tunes that everybody knows, even if they don’t know the name.
  • Peter Brewis – The theme tunes to classic anarchic sitcoms The Young Ones and Filthy, Rich & Catflap, both starring the sadly missed Rik Mayall.
  • Peter Howell – Arranged a brilliant version of the theme for Doctor Who.
  • Peter Moss – The tune used for kids TV show Grange Hill in the 1990s.
  • Precocious Brats Featuring Kevin & Perry – Big Girl, from the movie Kevin & Perry Go Large.
  • The Pretenders – Where Has Everybody Gone and If There Was A Man, both used in the James Bond film The Living Daylights.
  • Propellerheads Featuring Shirley Bassey – History Repeating, used as the theme tune to So Graham Norton, when he had his chat show on Channel 4.
  • Public Enemy – Harder Than You Think, used by Channel 4 as their theme for the Paralympics coverage and topical comedy show The Last Leg, one of my favourite programmes.

Finally, while putting this list together, I discovered a version of Goodness Gracious Me featuring Rowan Atkinson and Pixie Lott, which was recorded to help promote the NHS Organ Donor scheme. I was never aware of this version before, but it’s good fun.

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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