Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Justin Currie and Del Amitri: Top 40 Songs

Justin Currie/Del Amitri

Top 40 Songs

This was originally posted on December 11, 2019 in celebration of Justin Currie’s birthday. He was born December 11, 1964 in Glasgow, Scotland. The singer/songwriter was best known for fronting Del Amitri from 1980 to 2002. He then fronted the short-lived Uncle Devil Show before striking out as a solo artist. This list has been updated and is being reposted in honor of the upcoming new Del Amitri album – their first in 19 years!

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Top 40 Songs


Dave’s Music Database lists are determined by song’s appearances on best-of lists as well as chart success, sales, radio airplay, streaming, and awards. The recording artists for each song are indicated with the following codes: DA = Del Amitri, JC = Justin Currie, UD = Uncle Devil Show.

DMDB Top 10%:

1. Kiss This Thing Goodbye (DA, 1989)
2. Always the Last to Know (DA, 1992)
3. Roll to Me (DA, 1995)

DMDB Top 20%:

4. Nothing Ever Happens (DA, 1989)

Beyond the DMDB Top 20%:

5. Move Away Jimmy Blue (DA, 1989)
6. Not Where It’s At (DA, 1997)
7. Driving with the Brakes On (DA, 1995)
8. The Return of Maggie Brown (DA, 1989)
9. Just Like a Man (DA, 1992)
10. Be My Downfall (DA, 1992)

11. Jesus Saves (DA, 2002)
12. Every Song’s the Same (JC, 2013)
13. Hey Polly (JC, 2017)
14. Tell Her This (DA, 1995)
15. The Fight to Be Human (JC, 2010)
16. Just Before You Leave (DA, 2002)
17. The Whole World Is Quiet (DA, 1992)
18. Food for Songs (DA, 1995)
19. Gilbert O’Sullivan (UD, 2004)
20. Sticks and Stones Girl (DA, 1985)

21. This Side of the Morning (DA, 1989)
22. Some Other Sucker’s Parade (DA, 1997)
23. When You Were Young (DA, 1992)
24. Former Owner (DA, 1985)
25. In Ignorant Heaven (DA, 1985)
26. Cry to Be Found (DA, 1998)
27. A Matter of Time (Heard Through a Wall) (DA, 1985)
28. Empty (DA, 1989)
29. Bimbo in the Limo (UD, 2004)
30. A Drunk in a Band (DA, 2002)

31. Bend to My Will (JC, 2013)
32. She Cuts Her Own Fringe (UD, 2004)
33. What Is Love For? (JC, 2007)
34. Close Your Eyes and Think of England (DA, 2020)
35. Failing to See (JC, 2017)
36. This Is My Kingdom Now (JC, 2017)
37. Hammering Heart (DA, 1985)
38. Little Stars (JC, 2013)
39. You’re Gone (DA, 1989)
40. A Man with Nothing to Do (JC, 2010)


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First posted 12/24/2019; last updated 6/1/2021.

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