Instrumentals are way too underrated, often ignored (or *gasp!* dare I say it? skipped!) when we listen to an album. So in tribute to the lonely, underappreciated musical melodies, here are my top 10 (non-classical/non-techno) favorite instrumental tracks.
Video panning out of a six year old’s birthday party (thrown in the 80s) is what comes to mind with this song. Thank god Propagandhi has our back with this cheesy, yet awesome interlude.
Usually I’m not a stickler for production quality on an album (hey, it’s punk right?)… but just this once, I’ll make an exception (and is why I picked this version over the original Catch 22 version). The entire song is pretty much made up of sweet ska solos (or the triple ‘s’ as I like to call it…)
I can’t think of any other time I wished I was Scottish except when listening to this song. (Cue the hordes of people who will say “silverunity lol you idiot! DKM is a IRISH band.)
Catchiest instrumental… EVER. The ska riff won’t leave your head (so if you hate ska and already clicked on the song… SUCKER!)
A sweet Skatalites cover, Bluekilla does more than “give justice” to this classic. You’ll feel like you’re invading nazi
Do you really think there would be a list without Atom showing up? As a former computer science major, I can tell you, I completely agree with the song title. It’s really the high pitched melody at 21 seconds that do this song for me. Also, strangely reminds me of Harvest Moon, if anyone knows what I’m talking about.
Probably the most peaceful song ever. This is for busting mad chills.
Has a strangely 80s hair metal glam quality to it. Also, I swear it was taken from Mario 3, when you get a wand and are falling through the flying ship back to the palace.
Incredibly skankable (which always gets bonus points in my book). Nothing like a good synthesizer skank.