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As Blur make a remarkable return to music, releasing their new album 'The Ballad of Darren' today, frontman Damon Albarn selects us 10Trax enshrined in his memories.
"Letter to Hermione" by David Bowie
This one makes me cry every time I hear it.
"Seasons in the Sun" by Terry Jacks
This was the first song I heard on the radio that me cry.
"The First Cut Is the Deepest" by Rod Stewart
The first cut is the deepest. I listened to this when I first fell in love.
"Shipbuilding" by Elvis Costello & The Attractions
When I was working at the Portobello hotel, I played this one every night after my night shift.
"Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" by Elton John
It's like a musical version of Alice In Wonderland.
"The Bare Necessities" by Phil Harris, Bruce Reitherman
This is another inspirational song from when I was younger.
"Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat" by Scatman Crothers, Phil Harris, Thurl Ravenscroft, Liz English
It’s great anthropomorphic songwriting.
"Nepa" by Tony Allen
This reminds me of power cuts and being with Tony Allen in Lagos.
"You’ll See Glimpses" by Ian Dury, The Blockheads
This one feels like a life lesson.
"Ella Baila Sola" by Elsabon Armado, Peso Pluma
This is joyous and the guy has a mullet.