Top 5s


I’ve been asked to write an article on what inspires my creative output. It’s a hard question to answer in totality, however a large part of my inspiration comes from the creative output of others. I’m currently re-reading (for at least the third time) Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity and inspired by the book’s lists of “Top 5s” I thought, for my own point of reference for the article, I’d write my own. Over the past few weeks, I’ve written, remembered, re-written, revisited, discussed over drinks and then re-written again my favorites. Feel free to call me out on any of those put forward, I'm sure I've missed one and over-stated the importance of another. In order one to five here we go….

Books:

  1. Ken Follett, Century Trilogy – 2010

  2. Reginald Hill, The Woodcutter – 2011

  3. Nick Hornby, High Fidelity – 1995

  4. Robert Galbraith, Cuckoo’s Calling – 2013

  5. Steven Brindle, Brunel, The Man Who Built the World – 2005

Albums:

  1. Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here – 1976

  2. Charlatans, Some Friendly – 1994

  3. Dub Pistols, Six Million Ways to Live – 2001

  4. Jamiroquai, Travelling Without Moving – 1996

  5. Roxy Music, Avalon – 1982

Songs:

  1. Jamiroquai, Alright – 1997

  2. David Bowie, Let’s Dance – 1983

  3. Beatles, A Day in the Life – 1967

  4. Faithless, Insomnia – 1995

  5. Arctic Monkeys, R U Mine – 2013

Live Concerts:

  1. Pink Floyd, Division Bell Tour, Earls Court – 1994

  2. Daft Punk, Coachella, California – 2006

  3. Prince, The Earth Tour, O2 Arena, London – 2007

  4. Jamiroquai, Battersea Power Station – 1997

  5. Oasis, Glastonbury – 1994

Movies:

  1. Ferris Buller’s Day off – 1986

  2. Grosse Point Blank – 1997

  3. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind – 2002

  4. Star Wars, The Force Awakens – 2015

  5. Catch Me If You Can – 2002

TV shows:

  1. Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin – 1976

  2. Blackadder – 1983

  3. I’m Allan Partridge – 1997

  4. Rectify – 2013

  5. Sons of Anarchy – 2008

Ad Campaigns:

  1. Kenzo, Spike Jonze – 2015

  2. Audi, Bull – 2007

  3. John Lewis, Penguin – 2015

  4. Smirnoff, Purified – 2007

  5. Hamlet, Happiness – 1985

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