Top 5 from 2004 #3: Hounds of Love – the Futureheads

#3 – Hounds of Love by the Futureheads

The Futureheads’ cover of Kate Bush’s “Hounds of Love” turned a leftfield 80s favorite into one of the most anthemic, propulsive songs of any year. I dare you to listen to this song and not feel like running around and hugging everyone like a madman, it’s 183 seconds of pure ecstatic joy.

Best of 2004
#1 – “NY Excuse” / “Another Excuse” – Soulwax
#2 – “Banquet” – Bloc Party
#3 – “Hounds of Love” – the Futureheads
#4 – “I Predict a Riot” – the Kaiser Chiefs
#5 – “I Disappear” – the Faint

In preparing for our upcoming party Head On: 2014 vs 2004, we’re each counting down our 5 favorite songs from our respective years. I’ll be representing 2004 so my task is a pretty fun one for blogging. I thought about how to decide which 5 songs were best. I decided to pick the 5 best songs from 2004 to dance to, rather than just my 5 favorites or something, because that would get obscure and include stuff like Shocking Pinks. Some of these songs I remember dancing to in 2004, some I was playing at dance parties and loved the way people danced.