Publishings by R A Riekki

You can find my 800 FAVORITE BANDS here.  I love to write to good music, so hoping writers will use the lists for inspiration to listen while they write. Nothing better than listening to great music while writing. 

I put in caps foreign language music to encourage people to listen beyond just music in English.

1) SOLEY
2) DEICHKIND ("So'ne Musik")

3) LOU DEPRIJCK ("La plane pour moi" from Jackass 3.5)
4) MONICA FREIRE ("Les eaux de Mars")
5) ROTFRONT ("Live is Life")
6) LOCO LOCASS ("LA CENSURE POUR L'ECHAFAUD," "Mes enfants," "Malamalangue," and "Sheila, ch'us la")
7) LOLITA JOLIE ("Non Non Non")
8 ) BRIGITTE BARDOT ("Moi Je Joue")
9)  ALIZEE
10) FRANCE GALL (early songs)
11) VANESSA PARADIS
12) JULIEN DORE
13) BENJAMIN BIOLAY ("Padam")
14) LITTLE ("Je Veux Des Violins," "Ce n'est pas," and "Petite Coccinelle")
15) DIE FANTASTISCHEN VIER ("Ersten was wir soen")
16) CAMILLE
17) PAULINA AGUIRRE ("Canoita")
18 ) ROSE ("La liste")
19) CARLA BRUNI

20) DIAM'S
21) ZAHO
22) INDILA
23) JULIE ZENATTI
24) SINIK
25) SHAKIRA ("Boig Per Tu")
26) ZORNIK
27) Wallace Vanborn ("Cougars")
28 ) The Vice Barons
29) VIVE LE FETE
30) STAN VAN SAMANG
31) ELISA TOVATI
32) Via Con Dios ("Nah neh nah")
33) True Zebra (live)
34) The Hickey Underworld ("The Frog")
35) The Go Find
36) THE CLEMENT PEERENS EXPLOSITION ("Dikke Lu")
37) The Breath of Life ("Nasty Cloud")
38 ) JOYCE JONATHAN
39) Daniel Johnston
40) Dead Milkmen (early stuff) *
41) Stars ("The Big Fight" and "Your Ex-Lover is Dead")
42) Lyle Lovett (Pontiac and the Beach Boys tribute *)
43) Via Audio ("Presents") *
44) Jenny Lewis
45) LCD Soundsystem
46) Kate Nash ("Pumpkin Soup")
47) The Fast Computers
48 ) Sia
49) Sufjan Stevens ("Chicago")
50) Ben Gibbard
51) PLACEBO (especially "Black Eyed," "Running Up that Hill," and when they sing in French)
52) American Analog Set
53) Joanna Newsom
54) Coldplay

55) Jens Lekman
56) My Summer as a Salvation Soldier
57) They Might Be Giants ("Man, It's So Loud in Here")
58 ) The Avener featuring Ane Brun
59) Waysted
60) early Tom Waits
61) Cassettes Won't Listen ("Freeze and Explode")
62) Young Galaxy
63) Jem ("They")
64) Steven J. Bernstein ("No No Man")
65) early acoustic Dan Bern
66) Taken By Trees
67) Dan Seals (Rage On)
68 ) Kings of Convenience ("Misread") *
69) Choir of Young Believers
70) Nick Cave (any slow song)
71) Saul Williams ("List of Demands")
72) Guster (Lost and Gone Forever)
73) Blue King Brown ("Water")
74) Ryan Adams ("Sylvia Plath")
75) Glen Hansard
76) Patrick Cleandenim
77) Alex Parks
78 ) Robyn ("Dream On") *
79) Alexi Murdoch *
80) PlayRadioPlay!
81) The Pipettes
82) Postal Service
83) Adam Green
84) Robbie Robertson (Robbie Robertson)
85) Billie Holiday ("Strange Fruit")
86) Robbie Williams ("Millennium")
87) Counting Crows ("Mr. Jones") *
88 ) Pussy Cat Dolls ("When I Grow Up")
89) Yeah Yeah Yeahs ("Maps" and "Cheated Heart")
90) Sebadoh ("Ocean")

91) Gap Band
92) Ralph Stanley ("O Death")
93) Sharkula ("Army HoDown")
94) Slow News Day (the ishkabibble releases)
95) Au Revoire Simone ("Sad Song" and "A Violent Yet Flammable World")
96) Adam Ant ("Wonderful")
97) Don Henley
98 ) XTC ("Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead") *
99) The Polyphonic Spree ("Light & Day")
100) Enon ("Knock That Door" and "Daughter in the House of Fools")
101) The Blow ("True Affection" and the Rory Phillips remix 
of "Parentheses")
102) Kerli ("WALKING ON AIR")
103) Bjork ("Isobel")
104) Kira Lynn Cain ("White as a Dove")
105) Afghan Whigs ("Debonair")
106) M.I.A. ("Paper Planes")
107) Awolnation
108 ) AronChupa
109) An-Tan-Nae ("Raindrops on Roses")
110) LARA FABIAN ("Je T'aime")
111) Dokken (Under Lock and Key)
112) Everything But the Girl (Idlewild)
113) Queensryche (Operation: mindcrime)
114) Neko Case (not her solo recorded stuff, but live she's 
amazing)
115) Bird and the Bee ("Again and Again")
116) Holy Fuck ("Lovely Allen")
117) Sigue Sigue Sputnik (Dress for Excess)
118 ) Los Campesinos! ("Death to Los Campesinos!" and "My Year in Lists")
119) Kings of Leon ("Sex on Fire")
120) The Mountain Goats
121) David Gray

122) Reggie Watts

123) Frou Frou ("Breathe In")

124) El-P ("Deep Space 9mm")

125) Beastie Boys (License to Ill, "So What'cha Want," "Sabotage," and "I'M DOWN")

126) Lovage

127) Sneaker Pimps

128 ) All of the intros to "Weeds"

129) Statler Brothers ("Flowers on the Wall")

130) The Airborne Toxic Event ("Sometime Around Midnight")

131) George Baker Selection ("Little Green Bag")

132) Buck Owens ("Act Naturally" and "Streets of Bakersfield")

133) Jeff Buckley (Graceland)

134) ELYSIAN FIELDS/JENNIFER CHARLES *

135) Tairrie B ("Murder She Wrote")

136) The Hives ("Walk Idiot Walk")

137) Blonde Redhead ("In Particular")

138 ) Marie Digby (love when she plays piano, but not guitar)
139) Pony Up! ("The Truth about Cats and Dogs" and "Shut Up and Kiss Me") *

140) Bright Eyes ("First Day of My Life," "Easy/Lucky/Free," and "When the President

Talks to God")

141) 3rd Bass ("Wordz of Wisdom," "Triple Stage Darkness," and "Brooklyn Queens")

142) Squirrel Nut Zippers ("Hell")

143) The Howlies ("Aluminum Baseball Bat")

144) Soko ("I'll Kill Her")

145) Meiko ("Boys with Girlfriends")

146) Nine Inch Nails ("Hurt" and "March of the Pigs")

147) Into the Wild soundtrack *

148 ) Leaving Las Vegas soundtrack (except last song)

149) Camera Obscura

150) The Format ("Snails")

151) Spoon ("Small Stakes")

152) Miles Davis (Sketches of Spain) *

153) Shura

154) Brittany Spears ("Toxic")

155) The Game ("Hate It Or Love It")

156) Ghostpoet

157) Eliza Doolittle ("Rollerblades")

158 ) Ke ("Strange World") *

159) Keane

160) The Killers

161) Pearl Jam ("Corduroy") *

162) Rancid ("Salvation")

163) Del ("Mistadoblina")

164) Q-Tip ("Breathe and Stop," "Vivrant Thing," "ManWomanBoogie")

165) Pharcyde ("Drop")

166) My Nu Leng Featuring Fox

167) T.I. ("Rubber Band Man")

168 ) The Hold Steady ("The Swish")

169) Ice T ("Mind Over Matter")

170) Insane Clown Posse ("Hokus Pokus" and "Let's Go All the Way")

171) Grimes

172) Avril Lavigne ("I'm with You")

173) Alberto Iglesias

174) Tracy Bonham ("Mother Mother")

175) Ariane Moffatt ("Montreal)"

176) DJ Zack Daniels and Sinister Kane with John Greasy ("Sunshowers")

177) The Ting Tings ("That's Not My Name")

178 ) Sonic Youth ("I Wanna Be Your Dog," "Bull in the Heather" *, "Incinerate," and "Rapture")

179) Brooks & Dunn ("Red Dirt Road")

180) Sarah McLaughlin ("Adia") *

181) early Modest Mouse

182) Phantom Planet ("California")

183) Beck ("Sunday Sun") *

184) Toby Keith ("Should've Been a Cowboy")

185) Bob Dylan

186) The Beatles ("Ballad of John and Yoko," "The Long and Winding Road," and "Paperback Writer")

187) Johnny Cash ("Folsom Prison Blues")

188 ) Vincent Gallo/Buffalo '66 soundtrack

189) George Michael (Listen without Prejudice)

190) Common Market ("Connect For")

191) Queens of the Stone Age ("No One Knows")

192) Nas ("One Mic" and "Hip Hop is Dead")

193) Dead Prez ("Hell Yeah")

194) New Radicals *

195) Nellie McKay

196) Fastway (the Trick or Treat soundtrack, especially "After Midnight")

197) Black Sabbath ("Eternal Idol")

198 ) Tesla ("Changes" and "Little Suzie")

199) David Lee Roth ("Yankee Rose," "That's Life," and "Just Like Paradise")

200) Ftse ("Float")

201) Eskobar with Heather Nova

202) Ian Brown

203) Gomez

204) Jamiroquai ("Vritual Insanity")

205) FETTES BROT ("Da draussen")

206) Faithless

207) Spiritualized

20 10,000 Maniacs ("Hey Jack" * and "Candy [Everybody Wants])

209) Neil Young ("Harvest Moon")

210) New York Scum Rock Live at CBGB (especially Bloodsuckers from Outer Space, Da Willys, Hammerbrain, Deans of Discipline, . . . oh, the whole thing really) *

211) The White Stripes

212) System of a Down ("Prison Song")

213) JULIE CAIGNAULT

214) Grateful Dead ("Touch of Grey")

215) Flight of the Conchords *

216) Tom Green *

217) Oasis

218) CAMILLE RAYMOND

219) Cinderella ("Somebody Save Me")

220) Living Colour ("Cult of Personality")

221) Motorhead ("Ace of Spades")

222) Journey ("Don't Stop Believing") *

223) Nirvana ("Territorial Pissings") *

224) Ballerina Black ("Microphones in the Mattress")

225) Mos Def ("Quiet Dog")

226) Ali G *

227) Cheech & Chong ("Basketball Jones")

22 Harry Connick Jr. ("Recipe for Love" and "We Are in Love")

229) Tindersticks

230) D-Nice ("They Call Me D-Nice")

231) Crash Test Dummies ("Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm") *

232) Cracker ("Teen Angst")

233) Depeche Mode ("Enjoy the Silence") *

234) Garbage ("I'm Only Happy When It Rains")

235) Harvey Danger ("Flagpole Sitta")

236) Porno for Pyros ("Pets")

237) Lenny Kravitz ("It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over")

23 K's Choice ("Not an Addict") *

239) Alanis Morisette

240) Soul Asylum

241) Bruce Springsteen ("Streets of Philadelphia" and "Secret Garden")

242) Aimee Mann *

243) The Verve Pipe ("The Freshmen")

244) The Wallflowers ("One Headlight")

245) Limp Bizkit ("Faith")

246) Black Moon ("I Got Cha Open")

247) Def Jef ("Black to the Future")

24 Dead Kennedys (Bedtime for Democracy)

249) S.O.D. (any song by them that's under a minute, esp. from Speak English or Die)

250) Underworld ("Born Slippy")

251) Stacy Earl ("Why Do You Try to Hurt Me?")

252) Boz Scaggs ("Heart of Mine")

253) The Veils ("Lavinia")

254) Toktok vs. Soffie O. ("Day of Mine") *

255) Flaming Lips ("Do You Realize??)

256) Cat Power ("Lived in Bars," "Cross Bones Style," "Maybe Not," "Werewolf," and more)

257) Black Sheep ("The Choice is Yours")

25 Sex Pistols

259) Mazzy Star

260) Karol Szymanowski (Symphony 3, "Song of the Night")

261) BLUMENTOPF *

262) Donots ("Stop the Clocks")

263) John Barnes Chance (Incantation and Dance)

264) TEXTA featuring Attwenger [("So schno kaust gor net) schaun"] *

265) Blood Red Shoes ("IT'S GETTING BORING BY THE SEA" and "I Wish I Was Someone Better")

266) KINDERZIMMER PRODUCTIONS ("Irgendwo zwischen") *

267) CHANTAL GOYA

268) Tinashe ("Vulnerable")

269) A Whisper in the Noise

270) Elbow ("One Day Like This") *
271) Mercury Rev

272) Nelly Furtado ("Say It Right")

273) Orbital ("The Box")

274) The Vines

275) Air *

276) The Doves

277) Michael Franti and Spearhead ("Say Hey")

27 Len ("Steal My Sunshine")

279) Koop

280) KERY JAMES ("Banlieusards") *

281) Gotan Project

282) Waking Life soundtrack

283) Riptide Movement

284) Poison ("Fallen Angel" and "Ride the Wind")

285) One Day as a Lion ("Wild International") *

286) The Mummers *

287) Little Boots ("Meddle")

28 STACY KENT

289) Dancer in the Dark soundtrack

290) Drugstore ("El President")

291) Soul Attorneys ("These are the Days") *

292) Junior Boys ("In the Morning")

293) ANDREE WATTERS *
294) COEUR DE PIRATE *

295) Fountains of Wayne ("Radiation Vibe") *

296) Duchess Says ("Ccut Up")

297) Matre ("Miracle Business" and "The Last Shall Be First")

29 5th Projekt

299) Rocket to the Moon ("Not a Second to Waste")

300) Ace Enders (acoustic of "Over This")

301) Belle & Sebastian ("The Boy with the Arab Strap" and "Funny Little Frog" *)

302) Adele ("Chasing Pavements")

303) Brett Dennen

304) Ane Brun

305) Automatic Loveletter ("Hush")

306) Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (performance on French TV) *

307) Bow Wow Wow ("Do You Wanna Hold Me?") *

30 BRAN VAN 3000 ("Drinking in L.A." and their French collaborations)

309) Christa Couture

310) Chromeo ("Needy Girl")

311) Pos ("Drumroll")

312) Devil Doll

313) Emma-Lee

314) Emmy the Great

315) K'Naan ("America")

316) Amy Lee "(Sally's Song")

317) She's Having a Baby soundtrack

31 Lily Allen ("Fear")

319) Alastair Moock (Walking Sounds)

320) Al Green ("Simply Beautiful")

321) Battles ("Atlas")

322) Rolling Stones ("Cocksuckers Blues," 1969 version)

323) The Sundays ("Here's Where the Story Ends")

324) The Streets

325) The Field

326) Leonard Cohen

327) AURORA AKSNES

32 Alison Kraus

329) Back to the Future soundtrack

330) Randy Newman (Faust)

331) STONE ET CHORDEN

332) Devon (Long Sleeve Story)

333) Oh No Ono ("Swim")

334) Scritti Politti ("Perfect Way")

335) Thompson Twins ("Hold Me Now")

336) The xx *

337) Vijay Iyer Trio

33 Manic Street Preachers

339) Maxwell ("This Woman's Work")

340) Passion Pit ("Sleepyhead")

341) Tevin Campbell ("I'm Ready")

342) Rick Astley ("Never Gonna Give You Up")

343) Shanice ("I Love Your Smile")

344) Nataly Dawn (any cover she does)

345) CALOGERO

346) EMEL MATHLOUTHI ("Kelmti Horra")

347) The Band ("Up on Cripple Creek")

34 Kiana Takaki ("So Slender")

349) Jerry Hannan ("Society")

350) Beady Eye

351) Eric Lewis

352) Donald Dekker & the Aces ("Israelites")

353) CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG

354) Evelyn Glennie

355) Beach House

356) Danny Kaye (anything from Hans Christian Andersen)

357) Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain

35 any Gregorian chant

359) J.S. Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor

360) Reporter (especially "Click Shaw")

361) Nedry (especially "Scattered")

362) CHRISTINA MAROCCO

363) BAND DE GARAGE

364) The Martichora ("Quills")

365) Chicago Underground Duo

366) Tallest Man on Earth ("The Gardener" and "I Won't Be Found")

367) Active Child

36 Perfume Genius ("Mr. Peterson" live)

369) The Hours soundtrack

370) Mndr ("I Go Away")

371) LUDOVICO EINAUDI

372) Yu(c)k ("Automatic")

373) The Thermals

374) Megadeth ("I Ain't Superstitious" and "These Boots")

375) Simon and Garfunkel ("America," "The Boxer," & "So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright")

376) Christine O'Donnell ("I'm Not a Witch" remix)

377) Kid Rock ("Bawitdaba")

37 Edward Scissorhands soundtrack

379) Wagner (Parsifal)

380) Guns 'N Roses ("Patience")

381) Ingrid Michaelson ("The Way I Am")

382) Spacehog ("In the Meantime")

383) Relient K ("Who I Am Hates Who I've Been")

384) Alice in Chains ("No Excuses")

385) Bob Seger ("Shakedown")

386) Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack

387) KEREN ANN

38 The Drums ("Best Friend")

389) Gozza

390) Pogo ["Alice (Disney Remix)"]

391) Martin Sexton

392) Bloc Party ("Helicopter")

393) Second City

394) Red Hot Chili Peppers ("Give It Away")

395) AN PIERLE

396) Jay-Z ("99 Problems")

397) Arctic Monkeys ("Brainstorm")

39 St. Vincent ("Actor out of Work")

399) Regina Spektor ("No Surprises")

400) Ellie Goulding ("Your Song")

401) any James Bond theme (especially Goldfinger)

402) The Carpenters

403) Wilco ("Heavy Metal Drummer" and "Jesus, Etc.")

404) Asher Roth ("Lark on my Go Kart")

405) UN PROPHETE soundtrack

406) Social Network soundtrack

407) Amy Winehouse ("Rehab")

40 Portishead

409) Pulp ("Common People" and "Disco 2000")

410) Goldfrapp ("Utopia")

411) Lykke Li ("Get Some")

412) Silversun Pickups ("Panic Switch")

413) Temper Trap ("Sweet Disposition")

414) Frank Sinatra

415) Ataris ("Boys of Summer")

416) Duffy ("Mercy")

417) Tenacious D

41 All Saints

419) tUnE-yArDs ("Gangsta")

420) The Books ("A Cold Freezin' Night")

421) Jamey Johnson ("Two Out of Three Ain't Bad)"

422) Phosphorescent ("Wolves")

423) St. Vincent

424) These New Puritans

425) P.S. I Love You

426) Cathy Davey ("Gloomy Sunday")

427) Local H

428) IBRAHIM MAALOUF

429) Skream & Example

430) Zola Jesus ("Night")

431) The National

432) ABD AL MALIK featuring Wallen ("Mon Amour")

433) A Camp

434) Mike Patton

435) Mount Eerie

436) Basia

437) Ida Maria

43 The O'Jays ("Love Train")

439) Frank Sinatra

440) Pokey LaFarge

441) Little Dragon

442) Gang of Four ("At Home He Feels Like a Tourist")

443) AMYLIE

444) ANDREA LINDSAY

445) Andrew W.K.

446) Colbie Caillat ("Brighter Than the Sun")

447) The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

44 Robert Johnson

449) LA CAUTION

450) HOCUS POCUS featuring The Procussions

451) Audio Bullys ("We Don't Care")

452) Belly

453) BET E AND STEF

454) Danny Elfman

455) Blink-182 ("All the Small Things")

456) Bloc Party ("Helicopter" on Jools Holland)

457) Natural Born Killers soundtrack

45 Moon soundtrack

459) Matt and Kim

460) The Verve

461) BRIGITTE BOISJOLI ("Fruits defendus")

462) Duffy ("Mercy")

463) NOUVELLE VAGUE

464) Atmosphere ("Trying to Find a Balance")

465) Chris Isaak ("San Francisco Days")

466) Natalie Imbruglia ("Torn")

467) APRIL MARCH

468) Dido

469) Duran Duran ("A View to a Kill")

470) just about any James Bond theme song

471) Electric Six

472) Eliza Doolittle ("Skinny Genes")

473) EMILY BEGIN et Steve Marin

474) Fine Young Cannibals

475) The Pixies/Frank Black

476) G Love

477) The Cardigans

478) GENEVIEVE JODOIN

479) Gin Blossoms ("Hey Jealousy")

480) Gin Wigmore

481) Ingrid Michaelson ("The Way I Am")

482) Goldfrapp ("Utopia")

483) Gossip ("Heavy Cross")

484) GRAND CORPS MALADE

485) GROOVY AARDVARK ("Derangeant")

486) Gwen Stefani featuring Akon ("Sweet Escape")

487) Charlotte Sometimes ("How I Could Just Kill a Man")

488) JEROME MINIERE

489) Joel Plaskett ("Through & Through & Through")

490) JORANE

491) MARA TREMBLAY

492) MARIE-ANNICK LEPINE ("Cette jolie photo d'elle")

493) Ko

494) Force MDs ("Love is a House")

495) kd lang ("Constant Craving")

496) LE TIGRE

497) Lederhosen Lucil

49 Katy B ("Louder")

499) Purity Ring ("Lofticries")

500) The Band ("The Weight")