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Blossoms’ Ultimate Playlist

After recent tough times for British guitar bands, Stockport five-piece Blossoms are here to fly the flag for the new generation.

Unafraid to wear their Britpop influences on their sleeve, the band have a glorious way with a melody and a groove, which is always - always - a good thing.

Fresh from being a BBC Sound of 2016 pick at the start of the year, we caught up with them to discover their Ultimate Playlist - their favourite songs and the stories behind their selections: and there's some absolute beauties in there.

You can see Blossoms live on 30th April at the Live At Leeds festival (tickets at liveatleeds.com/tickets) and at this year's Reading and Leeds Festival, which takes place 26-28 August. For more info visit blossomsband.co.uk. Watch their latest single Getaway here

Listen to the whole playlist on Spotify here

  • Blossoms' Ultimate Playlist

    Favourite Lyric From a Song

    "'Time's running out the door you're running in'. I've always loved this lyric, I think it captures that moment - when you realise you're going to have to let something go - perfectly."

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    Favourite Movie Soundtrack Song

    "Earth Angel from Back To The Future. Played in the last dance scene as Marty McFly's Mum and Dad kiss for the first time whilst he's on stage playing guitar. I think it's a really romantic song, the melody and the way it fits in this scene go together great."

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    Favourite Song From Your Childhood

    "Good Enough - Dodgy. It's got such a catchy melody, I've loved this song since I can remember."

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    Favourite Club Anthem

    "Oasis - Supersonic. Its got everything: attitude; euphoric chorus; sing along guitar lines."

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    Favourite One-Hit Wonder

    "You're Gorgeous - Babybird. I love a great chorus, and this definitely has one of my favourites. When you put it on somewhere, for the first 30 seconds people are wondering what it is, then as soon as the chorus hits the whole room's singing it."

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    Favourite Song No One Else Has Heard Of

    "Stanley Clarke - What If I Should Fall In Love. Only discovered it on Spotify last week but he's done a few film soundtracks and this track's got a great 80s synth pop vibe about it."

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    Favourite Sad Song

    "Piledriver Waltz - Alex Turner, from the Submarine soundtrack. I think the lyrics in this song are amazing. He doesn't want something to end but it feels kind of inevitable, everyone can relate to it at some point."

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    Favourite Current Song

    "Middle - DJ Snake ft Bipolar Sunshine. I've been a fan of Bipolar Sunshine's work for a while now and when I heard this song I thought it was a perfect summer tune. The melody and the lyrics are great."

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    Favourite Party Song

    "Never Too Much - Luther Vandross. A personal favourite in our dressing room before gigs. You can't sit still to this tune."

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    Favourite Song from your Own Music

    "I was listening to our album back the other day and had kind of forgotten about this track as it was written a while ago. I think it's one of them songs that stands up on its own in whatever form, whether it's just played on the acoustic, or even just the lyrics. The big euphoric chorus always sounds great live when the crowds sing it back. I'm very proud of this song."