Favourite songs by Scottish artists

There’s a thing going around Twitter posted top 10 Scottish songs (no not Bob Mortimer’s) here’s mine:

I realised after Juno by Life Without Buildings should be there instead of ‘Michael’ at the very least.

and a playlist I made of 30:

Post yours, or don’t, whatever.

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Never really got into them so I mean if you could post a couple that would be grand

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actually if a @moderators could change the title to “Favourite Songs by Scottish artists” that would be better so there’s no pressure to post a top 10 just post some great songs, that would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Do Ultravox count as a Scottish band?

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I’m going to try to come up with a top ten, but I just want to plug Mastersystem before I start obsessing over things. That album might be sneaking into my top ten of last decade. Proper Home, Old Team, and Bird Is Bored of Flying are all strong candidates.

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I think so, yeah?

Screw it, here’s a top 10 from the top of my head:

  1. Boards of Canada - Roygbiv
  2. The Jesus & Mary Chain - Just Like Honey
  3. Mogwai - Friend of the Night
  4. Martyn Bennett - Blackbird
  5. Cocteau Twins - Iceblink Luck
  6. The Beta Band - Dry the Rain
  7. Primal Scream - Higher Than The Sun
  8. Bis - Eurodisco
  9. Orange Juice - Rip it Up
  10. Idlewild - A Modern Way Of Letting Go

Will end up wanting to completely change this list in 5 minutes time

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OK, cool. I think all the other band members where English apart from Midge so thought I’d better check

This but The Blue Nile

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More people need to listen to Martyn Bennett

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Associates - Q Quarters
Simple Minds - Big Sleep
Primal Scream - Kowalski
Billy Mackenzie - Winter Academy
Cocteau Twins - Lorelei
Belle & Sebastian - Lazy Line Painter Jane
Blue Nile - Let’s Go Out Tonight
Aztec Camera - We Could Send Letters
Jesus & Mary Chain - Just Like Honey
Edwyn Collins - A Girl Like You

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Long Fin Killie - The Heads Of Dead Surfers
Chvrches - Gun
Delgados - Pull The Wires FromThe Wall
AC Acoustics - Stunt Girl
Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street
Aztec Camera - Somewhere In My Heart
Aereogramme - No Really, Everything’s Fine
Idlewild - Mistake Pageant
Del Amitri - Nothing Ever Happens
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

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Really wanted to include Real Gone Kid by Deacon Blue as well but there was just no room for it.

This list helped me a lot, especially finding out stiltskin were a Scottish band, not American

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cba with a top 10, I’ll just throw in various links as they come to me

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