Music Collection – T

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 T. 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 3,000 tracks on it now! 🙂

My favourite artist beginning with T is T. Rex. It’s a real tragedy that Marc Bolan died at the age of only 29, when he clearly had so much talent and so much still to offer the world. But in his relatively short time, he and his band produced many classic tracks and have influenced many musicians since. I have a box set of a lot of their material, plus a Greatest Hits album, and the Born To Boogie DVD and Soundtrack, with favourite tracks including:

  • Ride A White Swan
  • Hot Love
  • Get It On
  • Rock On
  • Jeepster
  • Telegram Sam
  • Cadillac
  • Baby Strange
  • Metal Guru
  • Spaceball Ricochet
  • Children Of The Revolution (including the version featuring Elton John and Ringo Starr)
  • Jitterbug Love
  • Solid Gold Easy Action
  • Born To Boogie
  • 20th Century Boy
  • The Groover
  • I Love To Boogie
  • To Know Him Is To Love Him
  • Dandy In The Underworld
  • Space Boss

CD Box Set - Marc Bolan and T Rex - 20th Century Superstar

Screengrab of albums in my iTunes collection by artists beginning with T, including T. Rex, Tina Turner, Tom Jones and The Traveling Wilburys

Other songs I like from my collection are:

  • T-Connection – Do What You Wanna Do
  • T’Pau – China In Your Hand and Heart And Soul
  • Talk Talk – It’s My Life and Life’s What You Make It
  • Talking  Heads – And She Was, Once In A Lifetime, Psycho Killer, Road To Nowhere and Wild Wild Life
  • The Tams – Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy and Hey Girl, Don’t Bother Me
  • Tasmin Archer – Sleeping Satellite
  • A Taste Of Honey – Boogie Oogie Oogie
  • Tavares – Don’t Take Away The Music, Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel and More Than A Woman
  • Taylor Dayne – Tell It To My Heart
  • Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World, Head Over Heels, Pale Shelter and Shout. Also look out for Everybody Wants To Run The World, a version especially for Sport Aid.
  • Teddy Pendergrass – Love TKO
  • Tee Set – Ma Belle Amie
  • Teena Marie – Behind The Groove
  • The Temptations – Ain’t Too Proud To Beg and Get Ready (Cos Here I Come)
  • Ten Years After – Love Like A Man
  • Tennessee Ernie Ford – 16 Tons
  • Tenpole Tudor – Swords Of A Thousand Men
  • Terence Trent D’Arby – Dance Little Sister, If You Let Me Stay and Sign Your Name
  • Terry Jacks – Seasons In The Sun
  • Terry Scott – My Brother
  • Texas – I Don’t Want A Lover and Say What You Want
  • Thelma Houston – Don’t Leave Me This Way
  • Thin Lizzy – The Boys Are Back In Town, Don’t Believe A Word, Jailbreak and Whiskey In The Jar
  • Thomas Dolby – Hyperactive! and She Blinded Me With Science
  • Thompson Twins – Doctor! Doctor! and Hold Me Now
  • The Three Degrees – When Will I See You Again?, Long Lost Lover, Take Good Care Of Yourself, Loving Cup, TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) and Year Of Decision
  • Three Dog Night – Mama Told Me (Not to Come)
  • Thunder – Love Walked In
  • Thunderclap Newman – Something In The Air
  • Tiffany – I Think We’re Alone Now (actually a cover of a song by Tommy James & The Shondells, as noted below)
  • Tight Fit – The Lion Sleeps Tonight and Back To The Sixties
  • Tim Burgess – Oh My Corazon
  • Tim Minchin – Inflatable You. A bit rude, but very funny.
  • Tina Charles – I Love To Love
  • Tina Turner – The Best, I Don’t Wanna Lose You, Steamy Windows, What’s Love Got To Do With It?, and the James Bond theme mentioned later.
  • Tippa Irie – Hello Darling
  • The Tokens – The Lion Sleeps Tonight
  • Tom Jones – It’s Not Unusual, Delilah, Help Yourself, She’s A Lady, Take Me To The River, What’s New Pussycat? and the James Bond theme mentioned later.
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Refugee
  • Tom Robinson Band – 2-4-6-8 Motorway
  • Tommy Bruce & The Bruisers – Ain’t Misbehavin’
  • Tommy James & The Shondells – Mony Mony and I Think We’re Alone Now
  • Tommy Roe – Dizzy and Sheila
  • Tommy Steele – Rock With The Caveman and Singing The Blues
  • Tone-Lōc – Funky Cold Medina
  • Toni Basil – Mickey
  • Tony Christie – Is This The Way To Amarillo? Like many other people, I only became aware of this song thanks to that wonderful video with Peter Kay and his celebrity friends.
  • Tony Ferrino (aka Steve Coogan) – Help Yourself
  • Toploader – Dancing In The Moonlight
  • The Tornados – Telstar
  • Toto – Africa, Hold The Line and Rosanna
  • Toto Coelo – I Eat Cannibals
  • Touch & Go – Would You…?
  • The Tourists – I Only Want To Be With You
  • Toys – A Lover’s Concerto
  • Tracey Ullman – Breakaway, Sunglasses and They Don’t Know. Having never seen the video to Sunglasses until now, it was fascinating to discover that it features Adrian Edmondson (from The Young Ones and Bottom).
  • Transvision Vamp – Baby I Don’t Care
  • The Trashmen – Surfin’ Bird, which always makes me think of Family Guy now, given Peter Griffin’s obsession with the track.
  • The Traveling Wilburys – Handle With Care, Last Night, Wilbury Twist, Runaway and End Of The Line (used in the final episode of One Foot In The Grave). The Traveling Wilburys were a supergroup featuring Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty. I only found out about them thanks to quiz show Pointless, as they came up as a subject in the final in one episode (having been available for contestants to choose from for ages, but they always kept avoiding it).
  • Travis – Why Does It Always Rain On Me?
  • The Tremeloes – Do You Love Me?, Even The Bad Times Are Good and Silence Is Golden
  • Trini Lopez – If I Had A Hammer
  • Trio – Da Da Da (I Don’t Love You, You Don’t Love Me, Aha Aha Aha)
  • The Troggs – Wild Thing and With A Girl Like You
  • Tubeway Army – Are ‘Friends’ Electric?
  • The Turtles – Elenore and Happy Together
  • The Twins – Face To Face, Heart To Heart
  • Twisted Sister – I Wanna Rock and We’re Not Gonna Take It
  • Typically Tropical – Barbados

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

  • Team 17 – The original Worms is still one of my all-time favourite video games, and a friend of mine still has his original PlayStation copy. It’s such a classic, and its theme tune has stuck in my mind because of it. The Wormsongs that the developers created based on that tune are fun to listen to as well, I never knew they existed until now.
  • Teena Marie – Lead Me On, from the Top Gun soundtrack.
  • Tim Jones – Composed the original music for the TV show Chuck, which I’ve been mentioning a lot elsewhere, as the programme also used a lot of great music by other artists too. It’s a great show. No longer running, but well worth checking out. And in looking him up on Youtube, I’ve now discovered that a soundtrack of Tim’s music for the show was finally released on iTunes last year. About time too, wish I’d known!
  • Tim Souster – His version of Journey Of The Sorceror (originally by The Eagles), used as the theme tune for the TV series of Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.
  • Tina Turner – The theme song to the James Bond film GoldenEye (which, talking of video games above, also spawned one of the most enjoyable Nintendo 64 titles ever, which my friend also still has tucked away (the game and the console).
  • Tom Jones – The theme song to the James Bond film Thunderball.
  • Tonic – Flower Man, used on the X-Files Movie soundtrack.
  • Tony Russell – Happy Harry, the theme tune for the old sitcom On The Buses.
  • Touch – The Sweetest Victory, used on the Rocky IV soundtrack.

I’ll finish this post by returning to the artist I started with – T. Rex. Here’s the wonderful alternative version of Children Of The Revolution, with Elton John and Ringo Starr, featured in the Born To Boogie movie.

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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