Top 10 Stereophonics Songs

Stereophonics Songs

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Our Top 10 Stereophonics songs list takes a listen to ten of the best Stereophonics songs released during the band’s fabulous rock career. The band the Stereophonics  were first formed in the early 1990s in the county of Wales in Cynon Valley. The group is one of those great rock bands that interestingly sounds so different on each album release. There fans are never bored with them. At times they sound like the Beatles or Oasis while at other times they sound like Rod Stewart. It seems to be all in their great name. We think you will enjoy this  Stereophonics songs list.

# 10 – Local Boy in the Photograph

We open up our top 10 Stereophonics songs list with the very cool song “Local Boy in the Photograph.” With a very strong British pop rock sound this was the perfect songs to open this list with. The song was released on the album entitled Word Gets Around. It was the first single released from the album and also stands as the band’s ultimate debut single.  The album was released in 1997  The song was a hit on the UK Singles Chart peaking at number 51.

# 9 – It Means Nothing

Continuing with our top 10 Stereophonics songs list we take a listen to the great song entitled “It Means Nothing.” The song was released on the album entitled Pull the Pin. The album was released in 2007. The b side of this great single showed the band’s inspiration as they recorded a great version of The Beatles “Helter Skelter.”  The song was a hit on the UK Singles Chart peaking at number twelve. We love the ending of this song and the Bruce Springsteen meets The Beatles outro vocal.

# 8 – Indian Summer

In the number eight spot our top 10 Stereophonics songs list we present the song entitled Indian Summer. This moody grooving song with its Tom Petty feel and Steve Perry sounding vocal was released on the album entitled Graffiti on the Train. The album was released in 2013. This is such a great song with a very powerful chorus. It was the first single released from the album.The song was a hit on the UK Singles Chart peaking at number 30.

# 7 – Mr. Writer

In the number seven position our top 10 Stereophonics songs list is the song entitled “Mr. Writer.” This one has a delicious opening bathed in great rhythm guitar and crunchy electric piano. On this one, the band sounds like Oasis. The song was released on the album entitled Just Enough Education to Perform. The album was released in 2001.  It was the first single released from the album.The song was a hit on the UK Singles Chart peaking at number five.

# 6 – Moviestar

A bit of psychedelia opens up the song entitled “Moviestar,” spinning in the number six spot on our top 10 Stereophonics songs list. This one is just groovy baby! The song was released on the album entitled You Gotta Go There to Come Back. The album was released in 2004  It was the fourth and final single released from the album. The song was a hit on the UK Singles Chart peaking at number five. This one reminds us of U2.

# 5 – Madame Helga

It’s amazing how this band just sounds so different on every album. At the halfway point on our top 10 Stereophonics songs list we take a very cool listen to this funky guitar driven songs entitled “Madame Helga.” The song was issued on the album entitled You Gotta Go There to Come Back. The album was released in 2003. It was the first single released from the album. The song did well on the UK Singles charts as it went all the way to number four.

# 4 – Have a Nice Day

Whenever I read the expression “Have A Nice Day,” in print I am immediately brought back to the 1970s. The sound of this songs also does the same thing to you. It’s got a very heavy 70s vibe to it which is probably why I like it so much.  “Have A Nice Day,” was a hit on the UK Singles Chart peaking at number five.The song was released on the album entitled Just Enough Education to Perform. The album was released in 2001. It was the first single released from the album.

# 3 – The Bartender and the Thief

Moving along on our top 10 Stereophonics songs list we take a listen to the song “The Bartender and the Thief.”  The band once again stretches out their musical peacock wings sounding like the band Aerosmith on this track. The song was released on the album entitled Performance and Cocktails. The album was released in 1998.  It was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the UK Singles Chart peaking at number three.

# 2 – Maybe Tomorrow

As we start to get to a close on our top 10 Stereophonics songs list we celebrate the song “Maybe Tomorrow.” This sounds like a cross between the Black Crowes and Rod Stewart from a vocal standpoint. The song was released on the album entitled You Gotta Go There to Come Back. The album was released in 2003.  It was the third single released from the album. The song was a hit on the UK Singles Chart peaking at number three.

# 1 – Dakota

We close out our top 10 Stereophonics songs list with the band’s most popular song entitled “Dakota.” This is such a great song. It just makes you feel good. It rocks hards with a great melody and vocal line. The song was released on the album entitled Language. Sex. Violence. Other?  The album was released in 2015. It was the second single released from the album. “Dakota,” would wind up being the band’s first and only number one hit on the UK Singles Chart. It also sold extremely well going  platinum twice.

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