This week the guys at Angell Sound were set the challenge to look back and select their favourite track from each of the decades. Kicking off with the swinging sixties, let’s see what songs they’ve chosen for us!

1960′s: Nick Angell
The Who – I Can See For Miles

“Although the song I’ve chosen was released in 1967, I didn’t actually become aware of it until the very early 70′s. However, when I first heard it, my love of music opened up a whole new world.

I was probably about thirteen years old and was in the back of a Ford Cortina 1600E being driven by Alan Culverhouse, the head boy of the school I was at, to an ‘old boys’ football match. In theory this meant boys who had actually left school, but in practice it was made up of all sorts including a young, tall, reasonably accomplished goalkeeper who was still very much still at school and, for the first time, being invited to play with the big boys. I was genuinely scared, but when ‘I Can See For Miles’ by The Who came blasting over the car stereo, I just couldn’t quite believe what I was hearing and most of my apprehension just faded away. It was absolutely brilliant and introduced me to a band I still consider to be one of my all time favourites. The album ‘Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy’ was quickly bought and the rest, as they say, is history. An incredible band who are still doing it to this day. Oh, I can’t remember if we won the game and playing with eighteen and nineteen year olds was an eye opener, but none of that really mattered, as I had found The Who.”

1970′s: Mary John-Phillip
Melba Moore – This Is It

“This song brings back awesome memories of the long hot summer of ’76. Great nostalgic track; being carefree, endless parties and teenage crushes. A time of good music, fabulous weather and great times. Love it!

Even today this fantastic disco/soul tune with its funky dance beat gets everyone if not dancing, at least nodding a head or tapping a foot whether they be young or old. It was played at a wedding I attended last year and there was a stampede to bust a move on the dance floor. The song withstands the test of time! It is a classic!”

1980′s: Tim O’Donoghue
Laurie Anderson – From The Air

“I was a kid in the 80’s and my Mum used play the album that this is the opener for (Big Science) on the stereo whilst I was doing whatever kids did back in the time before Minecraft and Youtubers (I think it was Lego and… Trev and Simon?). It’s one of those proper pavlovian childhood nostalgia things for me and i still love it. After all: vocoder, saxophone, weird spoken word lyrics about a plane crash. What’s not to love?”

1990′s: Dave Robinson
Oasis – Live Forever

“Anyone that knows me, probably has an idea of how much I love Oasis. They’re my band and I’m not afraid to say it! I’ve been a fan since the very beginning when they became the soundtrack to my adolescence. Whenever I put them on the stereo nowadays it feels like catching up with an old friend.

Being asked to choose just one favourite song is virtually impossible so I decided to go for a song that I think best captures the excitement and aspirations of the time, when they arrived on the scene in a blaze of northern madness! Ladies and gentlemen… Live Forever.”

2000′s: Alex Clark
Muse – New Born

“One of the first tracks that encouraged me to start playing guitar – me and my friends would practice our mad air guitar skills to this track. Gritty bassline, chuggy riffs, falsetto vocals and a killer solo made this track to be one of my favourites from the 00′s!”

2010′s: Tom Lane
LTJ Bukem – Atlantis (Marky & S.P.Y Rework)

“The original version of this track came out in 2000 and is an absolute classic. It takes me back to to my youth when I first started learning how to DJ and going to clubs. The reason I’ve chosen this remix from 2012 is because it stays true to the original whilst bringing it up to date and making it relevant again. A masterful remix by two of my favourite drum & bass producers, Marky & S.P.Y.”