Blog: Songs’ best bits

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FFS asked you for your #bestbits of songs on twitter today — your favourite couple of seconds of music, one that makes you swoon, cry or nigh-on burst with joy. You came up with so many good suggestions that we couldn’t stop ourselves from sharing them with the world at large. Here they are on a Spotify playlist: FFS #bestbits

  1. Mumford & Sons – I Gave You All “And you rip it from my hands, and you swear it’s all gone”.I bloody love that bit – matthewkingdon
  2. Clint Mansell – Death Is The Road To Awe the big, dramatic pause – ardvarc
  3. The Mountain Goats – Going To Georgia where John’s voice cracks as he sings “The world shiiiines…” – roastfacedkilla
  4. Band – The Weight “To get back to Miss Fanny, you know she’s the only one” a gutsy line – carol_crawford
  5. The Mountain Goats – Dilaudid “And take your foot off of the brake, for christs sake!” 1:46. I got Goosebumps. – jonoganz
  6. Neutral Milk Hotel – Two-Headed Boy when the sound goes a bit weird cause he sings “catching signals” so loud. 1:09 :’) – jonoganz
  7. Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Heart Like A Wheel the harmony bit from 1:48- 2:10ish – francopopfille
  8. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps the spine-tingly intro – ardvarc
  9. Rilo Kiley – Spectacular Views When Jenny Lewis shouts “It’s so f–king beautiful” – arteeeee
  10. Neko Case – Star Witness there is a moment when she holds a note on the word “Clean” that is so crystal clear It’s unreal – PeskyRattigan
  11. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Open All Night “I remember Wanda up on scrap metal hill and them big brown eyes make your heart stand still” – Alicemcsage
  12. Tom Waits – Martha 2:04 to 2:34. Beautiful. Could make me cry any time. – Rob_Hurst
  13. She & Him – Home Zooey singing “…and i can be sweeter” – dan_corfield
  14. Kirsty MacColl – They Don’t Know The “Ba-aaaaay-bee” bit – Duchamps_Brides
  15. Blue Roses — Greatest Thoughts ‘I know you’d never change a thing, not for anyone or anything’  WoodlandBear
  16. Tom McRae – I Ain’t Scared Of Lightning “I was born in a summer storm…I live there still”. Amazing. – rory1070
  17. The Mountain Goats – No Children “You are coming down with me HAND IN UNLOVABLE HAND” – forfolkssake
  18. Belle and Sebastian – Don’t Leave The Light On Baby the key change – helentrue
  19. Stars – Your Ex Lover Is Dead When Amy Millan comes in singing “This scar is a fleck on my porcelain skin” – forfolkssake

And it’s not on Spotify, but we’ll leave you with this rather excellent double name drop by our very own Stephen (WoodlandBear): “Once I was with Stephen Fretwell and Guy Garvey texted him: ‘I love the way Dylan sings ‘the silent type’ in Tangled Up In Blue.'”

Guy Garvey said it’s good. So it’s good.

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