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.

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