Desert Island Discs – Spotify: “The Footy Almanac Spine Tingling Playlist”

Following on from the magnificent nominations of spine tingling moments within favourite songs I’ve made up a Spotify playlist of all the songs commented upon. Enjoy.



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About Colin Ritchie

Retired teacher who enjoys following the Bombers, listening to music especially Bob Dylan, reading, and swimming.


  1. Great work, Col.

  2. Mark ‘Swish’ Schwerdt says

    Well played Col. Thanks.

  3. Colin Ritchie says

    I’m listening to the playlist in the background while on editing duties today. Fab to hear songs I haven’t heard for some time, and to songs that are also new to me. Great stuff!

  4. Colin Ritchie says

    Listening to Galveston – Glen Campbell at the moment. I haven’t really appreciated just how good this song is. Jimmy Webb’s words are supreme.

  5. Thanks for this Col. Great job. I think Galveston a remarkable song too.

  6. Colin, love “Galveston” my favourite Glen Campbell song, closely followed by “Where’s the Playground Susie” Great stuff.

  7. Daryl Schramm says

    Thanks Col. Haven’t graduated to Spotify yet. I wished I’d jumped in now. Might still do so on the original post.

  8. Kate Birrell says

    Sounds great Col, especially when someone has done the work of putting a playlist together..I need some new tunes. Always interesting the way these moment can resonate, or not, at different times or moods that one may be in. love the Neil Diamond “and the grass wont pay no mind… can’t really say just does.
    i use apple music, not spotify…not sure I can the playlist can be shared across.

  9. A masterpiece of proactive editing, Col! Congratulations on initiating, sustaining and resolving your original idea into a playlist for the ages. As one of your fellow Almanac co-ordinating editors, I feel quite inadequate in trying to work out how I can follow up on that achievement. To salve my angst, I just watched a clip of Glen Campbell’s ‘Where’s the playground’, one of my favourites from a formative era. Jimmy Webb – genius, Glen Campbell – beautiful interpretation.

  10. Good work Col, i’ve been getting back into some Eddie Cochran on You Tube.

    ‘Three Stars’ is such a sad song; you hear Cochran sobbing during the second verse , re Buddy Holly. Sadly as we all know Cochran died just over a year later. His premonitions of an early death coming true.

    On a different note it’s been good hearing his ‘Nervous Breakdown’, again. As a health professional his words have a special resonance to me.


  11. Here i go again. What about HELEN REDDY, who could forget “i AM WOMAN” , “ANGIE BABY” , “‘DELTA DAWN” and “YOU DON’T NEED A REASON”? Please watch “Angie Baby” on You Tube – spine tingling.

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