"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
Songs, songwriters, and why and how they get under our skin...Songbook is Nick Hornby's labor of love. A shrewd, funny, and completely unique collection of musings on pop music, why it's good, what makes us listen and love it, and the ways in which it attaches itself to our lives—all with the beat of a perfectly mastered mix tape.
Baker & Taylor
Celebrates thirty-one of the author's favorite songs in a collection of essays about such musical renditions as Bruce Springsteen's "Thunder Road," Led Zeppelin's "Heartbreaker," and Van Morrison's "Caravan."
The best-selling author of
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 / J. Geils Band
Smoke / Ben Folds Five
A minor incident / Badly drawn boy
505 0 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 and the Blackheads
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
Röyskopp's night out / Röyskopp
Frontier psychiatrist / The Avalanches
No fun/ push it / Soulwax
Pissing in a river / Patti Smith. Album essays: It's a Mann's world
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