Songbook

ISBN-10: 1573223565
ISBN-13: 9781573223560
Edition: 2003
Authors: Nick Hornby
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Description: "All I have to say about these songs is that I love them, and want to sing along to them, and force other people to listen to them, and get cross when these other people don't like them as much as I do" -Nick Hornby What interests Nick Hornby?  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/7/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

"All I have to say about these songs is that I love them, and want to sing along to them, and force other people to listen to them, and get cross when these other people don't like them as much as I do" -Nick Hornby What interests Nick Hornby? Songs, songwriters, everything, compulsively, passionately. Here is his ultimate list of 31 all-time favorite songs. And here are his smart, funny, and very personal essays about them, written with all the love and care of a perfectly mastered mixed tape...

Nick Hornby was born in Redhill, Surrey, England on April 17, 1957. He graduated from Cambridge University where he studied English. His books High Fidelity; Fever Pitch, which won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award in 1992; About a Boy and An Education were all made into movies. His other books include Slam; A Long Way Down; How to Be Good; Songbook; Shakespeare Wrote for Money; and The Polysyllabic Spree. He has received numerous awards including the American Academy of Arts and Letters' E. M. Forster Award in 1999 and the Orange Word International Writers' London Award in 2003. In addition to his books, his works have appeared in Esquire, Elle, GQ, Time, and Cosmopolitan.

Introduction: "Your Love Is the Place Where I Come From": Teenage Fanclub
"Thunder Road": Bruce Springsteen
"I'm Like a Bird": Nelly Furtado
"Heartbreaker": Led Zeppelin
"One Man Guy": Rufus Wainwright
"Samba Pa Ti": Santana
"Mama You Been on My Mind": Rod Stewart
"Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?": Bob Dylan
"Rain": The Beatles
"You Had Time": Ani DiFranco
"I've Had It": Aimee Mann
"Born for Me": Paul Westerberg
"Frankie Teardrop": Suicide
"Ain't That Enough": Teenage Fanclub
"First I Look at the Purse": The J. Geils Band
"Smoke": Ben Folds Five
"A Minor Incident": Badly Drawn Boy
"Glorybound": The Bible
"Caravan": Van Morrison
"So I'll Run": Butch Hancock and Marce LaCouture
"Puff the Magic Dragon": Gregory Isaacs
"Reasons to Be Cheerful, Part 3": Ian Dury & The Blockheads
"The Calvary Cross": Richard and Linda Thompson
"Late for the Sky": Jackson Browne
"Hey Self Defeater": Mark Mulcahy
"Needle in a Haystack": The Velvelettes
"Let's Straighten It Out": O. V. Wright
"Royksopp's Night Out": Royksopp
"Frontier Psychiatrist": The Avalanches
"No Fun/Push It": Soulwax
"Pissing in a River": The Patti Smith Group
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