Talk About…(Brit)Pop Music

For the genre Britpop, what would I include on a mix-tape?

I’ve been watching the television show My Mad Fat Diary recently which is set during that era and has rekindled my Britpop listening habits.

If I was to create a Britpop mix tape. What songs would I have on it? It’s a very tough decision and impossible to reduce to five but here are some of the best

“Roll With It” by Oasis

Oasis were the Kings of Britpop and all their songs hold great memories for me. It’s really hard to pick out just one as their back catalogue is filled with classic tracks. The reason I have chosen this song might become clear when you see the next track…

“Country House” by Blur

Blur were the nemesis of Oasis and this track went up against Oasis in one of the biggest chart battles ever. I originally favoured Blur but my loyalties soon shifted to Oasis and now I like them both equally. They are both amazing at what they do and just do it slightly differently. There’s room for everyone in my music collection!

“Wake Up Boo” by The Boo Radleys

This is a brilliant summer Britpop tune. I recall singing it on the way back from a school disco whilst waking through a forest, singing it in a mineshaft and singing it halfway up a hill around a campfire. Oh, the memories…

“Great Things” by Echobelly

Although Britpop was dominated by the blokes there was also a few female fronted bands and Echobelly were one of the best…

“Common People” by Pulp

You just can’t beat a bit of Jarvis Cocker and his band Pulp. Jarvis, notorious for jumping on the stage at the Brit Awards and shaking his ass during Michael Jackson’s performance of Earth Song but also widely recognised for his geekiness and wonderful songs and lyrics…