God, I love this woman. I love that she is like no other musician. That her music conveys so much beauty. Her voice so much emotion. I’ve loved her since I first heard the Sugarcubes track Hit (one of the greatest pop songs of all time) back in 1992. However, it was her first single Human Behaviour, as a solo artist that I rushed out and bought on 7″ (yes I am that old) that cemented my lifelong obsession and adoration of the Icelandic singer. Yet, she is more than just a singer. She is an artist, a songwriter, a performer and a composer. Her innovative and eclectic artistry has spanned a 30 year career and I have no doubt that she has a lot more to offer. Her artistic style is so remarkable that you can currently catch a Björk exhibition at MoMA. Tragically, I still haven’t seen her live and can we please not talk about the time she played a Glastonbury that I was attending and heroically drunk on Somerset cider, I didn’t quite get round to making it to the NME Stage in time to watch her. Don’t. It’s almost as bad as the time, I didn’t quite get round to watching David Bowie at Glastonbury (you can’t possibly despair of me as much as I despair of myself).
Favourite Björk album: Homogenic (1997, no.4)
And here are all my favourite Björk songs. There’s a Spotify playlist at the end as per.
15. The Dull Flame of Desire (2008, did not chart, Volta)
14. Triumph of a Heart (2005, no.31, Medúlla)
13. Like Someone in Love (1993, album track, Debut)
12. Army of Me (1995, no.10, Post)
11. Human Behaviour (1993, no.36, Debut)
10. Unravel (1997, album track, Homogenic)
9. Pagan Poetry (2001, no.38, Verspertine)
8. Big Time Sensuality (1993, no.17, Debut)
7. Come to Me (1993, album track, Debut)
6. All Is Full of Love (1999, no.24, Homogenic)
5. Isobel (1995, no.23, Post)
4. Jóga (1997, did not chart, Homogenic)
3. Venus as a Boy (1993, no.29, Debut)
2. Bachelorette (1997, no.21, Homogenic)
And my all time favourite Björk song is…
1. Hyperballad (1996, no.8, Post)
The one that almost made it: Cosmogony (2011, did not chart, Biophilia)
Don’t forget to tell me your favourite Björk track below.
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