Trying to pick my ten favourite songs is impossible. The selections would change by the hour – though I could probably hone it down to 200 tracks that would pretty much keep appearing. So I decided to go a different route. These ten songs featuring female singers always resonate with me. It wasn’t until I listened back to them, on a rainy night in October, that I realised quite how downbeat or “late night” they were. Clearly the weather had influenced my listening preferences!
Listen to Nigel Reeve’s ten must-hear songs, and scroll down to see what he has to say about them.
Julie London: Cry Me A River (1955)
A majestic vocal performance over a wonderfully evocative atmospheric arrangement. Simple but oh so effective; an all time classic.