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100 Great Scottish Songs: Scotland's Best Loved Songs

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Known for their feel good hits, Justin Currie's band beat out some other well known acts to make the list. It is an observation of the arc of the millennial British male through their 20s. It’s a jeering, aggy little number that’s intended to jab and poke you in the ribs rather than start a full-on fist fight," say the band

He was born and raised in England, that's the problem. You only have to listen to his speaking voice to know Sir Rod's technically a Londoner. But at the same time, he's one of the most famously and proudly 'Scottish' people around, so it is a bit of a conundrum... A delightfully tender acoustic guitar strum is the glue that make this refreshing wide-eyed summer breeze of a "sunshine man is here" love song from the folk-pop combo originally formed in Edinburgh, and who now hail from all over. They say: "Orange Nights is the song that brought the band together many moons ago. Its upbeat melody and optimism shine through in this eclectic mix of dancing, singing and home work-out eccentricity." It is a mix of the known, little known and the unknown, leftfield and mainstream, immediate pop anthems and challenging experimental projects.Flower of Scotland” is a celebration of Scotland’s history and the resilience of its people. It expresses a deep love for everything Scottish, from its landscapes to its inhabitants. It’s a reminder of the identity and unity of Scots, evoking a strong sense of pride and patriotism. Summing Up Our List Of Scottish Songs Post moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours.

If the winter of 1985 heralded a musical epiphany of sorts - ground zero even - then the seeds were sown twelve months earlier. Almost to the day in fact. As debut singles go, nothing could have prepared the synthetic pop landscape of the 1980s for the three minutes of visceral noise that was 'Upside Down'. Borne out of frustration from living in a deadend smalltown (East Kilbride), records like this only come around once in a blue moon. Guitar music would never be the same again.

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Calvin Harris is by far the most successful Scot in the history of the Official Chart when it comes to Number 1s. 10+ years worth of Number 1 hits is not something everyone can achieve, and its made even more impressive when you see Calvin scored the most UK Number 1s of the 2010s, with eight.

I was writing that for my cousin who I grew up with who then, from the age of maybe 10 or whatever, I never really saw again. In the song I was saying ‘whatever was then, maybe that’s something that’s forever’. Because it happened all them years ago maybe you can’t touch it, you can’t feel a memory, it’s not tangible, but that’s not to say that doesn’t last forever because that’s maybe floating somewhere. Wherever you are in your thoughts, keep me a space’," says crooner James Allan. Here is a collection of around 200 Scottish songs which we all know and love - but sometimes forget the exact words. They have either been written by Scots or about Scotland.

Ordinary Angel

An enchantingly spacey leftfield electro-glitch pop gem from the Edinburgh duo Fern Morris and Brian Pokora's debut album Closer For Comforting. "The Soft typifies our sound quite a bit, though it’s the more poppy end," said Morris. As part of the search to find some of Scotland's best songs, we asked you on social media to tell us your favourites. Mercury Prize nominee and SAY Award winner with his album Forest Floor which topped the UK’s Official Top 40 Jazz Charts features this majestic, haunting standout jazz-folk piano instrumental that hits home with a straightforward harmonic hook and a pastoral melancholy

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