808s / Best Single / Top 10 Singles

Top 10 Singles – #5

Be Mine – Robyn – Robyn – 2005/2008

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I knew that both Be Mine and Dancing On My Own would appear in my top 10 songs, but deciding which Robyn classic would come out on top was a tough decision. The best track on her near perfect eponymous fourth album, Be Mine is devastatingly sad, the middle 8 being the best ‘talky bit’ I’ve ever heard on a record. When she explains ‘I just miss you, that’s all’ the emotional resonance of the track comes into full effect, the string led production echoing her sentiment. A modern Pop classic and the most emotive song on the list.

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UK Chart Position – 10
Best Lyric – ‘It’s a good thing tears never show in the pouring rain, as if a good thing ever can make up for all the pain’
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