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The Top 10 Songs You Should Know But Don't - Part I

Updated on August 27, 2012

In our music collections we all have songs that very few people seem to know, songs which we think deserve a wider audience and a greater appreciation. After all, we all like an underdog. So here are my Top 10 Songs Which You've Never Heard But Need To. If you recognise any, then hats of you you Sir/Ma'am, 10 Respect points to you.
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Einaudi - Nuvole Bianche

1) Ludovico Einaudi - Nuvole Bianche

Generally, classical piano music is not my thing but Nuvole Bianche is the most incredible piece of music I have heard in my 18 years and 6 months of being. Listen to this song, when you are alone in a quiet place and 5 minutes and 57 seconds later you will feel like a changed man/woman. There is a very raw sense of emotion and depth where ever note feels as though it is physically connecting with you. It will take your breath away, leave you stunned and leave you unable to speak in anything but clichés. When I get married, I will play this song. When I die, I will play this song. It is that good. It is that powerful. In fact, go listen to it...NOW.

2) Royal Republic - Underwear

This song is FUN! Very fun. It quite simply, wants you to smile. Relative newbies 'Royal Republic' have finely created a fast cheeky rock song pumped full of energy that will remain in your head all week. However, what makes it stand out is that it has enough character to deserve your respect. If their first album is anything to go on, you can expect to see them headlining festivals in the next few years.

3) Back Door Slam - Come Home

This song's top YouTube comment sums this song up perfectly - ''Why the hell haven't I heard of them yet? They're awesome!'' Ignoring the sneers at the bands rather odd name, this song is quite a surprise. From the funky bassline that'll make you want to dance, to the impressive vocals of Davy Knowles, this Bluesy Rock track will leave you clicking your fingers with one hand and hitting replay with the other. A song which deserves to be a classic but sadly will not be one. Just take the pride that you and a select few will be playing the air guitar if it ever appears on the radio.

4) Only Ones - Another Girl, Another Planet

My Dad described this song as the ''perfect 3 minute rock song'' and he isn't far off. Mix an awe inspiring guitar solo with the apathetic lyrics about the difficulties of love and set it to a very 70's tone, and you really have something. You get this. A one hit wonder that not enough people remember, which genuinely deserves it's place on this list. This song is not for everyone however. The vocal style may put people off. Yet, this song had enough quality that even Blink 182 covered it years later - a version which is unfortunately, more famous.

5) Daniel Lee Kennall - Lost in the Moment

Again, this song doesn't fit my 'usual taste' but Mr Kennall is definitely one to watch for the future. Minimalistic, rhythmic and therapeutic, this soft indie song tells the feeling of falling for someone. It even has a soft beat which could (now I think about about it) could represent a heartbeat. It wont instantly grab you but you'll catch yourself whistling it's tune or repeating lyrics in the following days. A lovely little song in its own right.

Do you agree? Do you disagree? Even more important, do you have any songs you think should be on this list?

Click here to see Part II, places 6 to 10.

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