Playlist: Top 100 or My All-time Fave Songs by Nick Cave

Back to back NC posts yet again! I’ve NOT rated them in a countdown or numbered but here’s what I’ve done in order: breaking in down into four main groups but all are in chronological order!

Opening tracks are the well-known singles/video clips but my personal fave of these tracks into, I guess you could call it a top ten? Explaining a little more: some of the hits I’ve heard so much I’m not that interested anymore, maybe only when played live or while playing the full albums in full I go out of my way to listen to them again but these ones never seem to lose their power! All videos are played a lot on Bad Seeds Teevee on YouTube too so I’m watching/listening to them there as well now. Maybe, this playlist suggestions to somehow add more less well-known stuff to Bad Seeds Teevee, not that they’re going to see this! So does anyone need a 100 songs playlist by me with something Bad Seeds Teevee? Most likely NOT but here it is! Anyway I put these songs first because all/most/some are only interested in the biggest hits!

Next then are maybe the less well known, if you want to dig a little deeper but don’t know where to start, this might help or might not? I’m grouping next Nick Cave & Warren Ellis soundtracks tracks I enjoy the very most next because this is incredibly important to the albums right now but I understand some might not want to sitting thought listening to now a huge pile of soundtrack/score music and it’s kind-of the totally opposite to the big hit singles or video clips, which seems to be another top ten of my picks of these movie tracks.

Then going back to the start with The Boys Next Door and The Birthday Party with the very beginning with somehow I’ve made yet another top ten for them. Finally onto Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds album tracks or non-singles but some more video clips or well known tracks have slipped in, also some songs other projects including the well-loved Grinderman, soundtracks, solo, B-sides or rare songs and all included in the largest part of this playlist with 70 tracks right to the end. Zero cover version songs have even been included here too. All are the studio recordings and none are live versions. Does all that make sense?

All this is my own personal taste, so sorry if I’ve missed your own fave song of his below! Hopefully could help non-fans to get into his stuff or totally scaring them away? Because now all this added up to 100 tracks! This playlist was insipid by Mojo magazine NC top 50 songs recently published in England, linked here but hasn’t arrived here yet! I’ve done this kind-of thing before on my blog, it was the first year I was doing this with top 50 and is still somewhere here in all the piles of posts? Also did a top ten last year but I think, a top 100 is much better, what do you think? You might ask, are you mad? You’ve got 100 fave tracks? Yeah!

The tracklist for the top 100 my fave songs playlist goes by song name, band name or act name, album name, songwriter, year released. So if you need/want to find it somewhere else?

  • Shivers – The Boys Next Door – Door, Door -Rowland S. Howard – 1979
  • Nick The Stripper – The Birthday Party – Nick Cave – 1981
  • Tupelo – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – The Firstborn Is Dead – Nick Cave, Barry Adamson & Mick Harvey – 1985
  • The Mercy Seat – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Tender Prey – Nick Cave & Mick Harvey – 1988
  • The Weeping Song – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, sung as duet with Blixa Bargeld – The Good Son – Nick Cave – 1990
  • Red Right Hand – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Let Love In – Nick Cave, Mick Harvey & Thomas Wydler -1994
  • Love Letter – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – No More Shall We Part – Nick Cave – 2001
  • More News From Nowhere – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! – Nick Cave, Martyn P. Casey, Warren Ellis & Jim Sclavunos – 2008
  • Higgs Boson Blues – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – 2013
  • Jesus Alone – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – 2016
  • The Rider Song – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – The Proposition (soundtrack) – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – 2005
  • Song For Bob – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (soundtrack) – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis -2007
  • The House – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – The Road (soundtrack) – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – 2009
  • Cosmonaut – The Bootleggers, sung by Emmylou Harris – Lawless (soundtrack) – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – 2012
  • The March – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, sung by Psarantonis – Loin des Hommes (soundtrack)  Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – 2015
  • Mountain Lion Mean – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – Hell or High Water (soundtrack) – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – 2016
  • Symphony Of The Dead – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – Mars (soundtrack) Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – 2016
  • Meth House – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – Wind River (soundtrack) – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – 2017
  • Three Seasons In Wyoming – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – Wind River (soundtrack) – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – 2017
  • Death Of William – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – Kings (soundtrack) – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – 2017
  • Sex Crimes – The Boys Next Door – Inner City Sound (various) – Nick Cave -1978
  • Masturbation Generation – The Boys Next Door – Lethal Weapons (various) – Nick Cave – 1978
  • Happy Birthday – The Birthday Party – Hee Haw – Nick Cave, Rowland S. Howard & Mick Harvey – 1980
  • Zoo Music Girl – The Birthday Party – Prayers on Fire – Nick Cave & Rowland S. Howard – 1981
  • Cry – The Birthday Party – Prayers on Fire – Nick Cave – 1981
  • Dead Joe – The Birthday Party – Junkyard – Nick Cave & Anita Lane – 1982
  • Big-Jesus-Trash-Can – The Birthday Party – Junkyard – Nick Cave & Mick Harvey – 1982
  • Sonny’s Burning – The Birthday Party – Mutiny/The Bad Seed – Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, Rowland S. Howard & Tracy Pew – 1983
  • Wild World – The Birthday Party – Mutiny/The Bad Seed – Nick Cave & Mick Harvey – 1983
  • Mutiny In Heaven – The Birthday Party -Mutiny/The Bad Seed – Nick Cave & Mick Harvey – 1983
  • From Her To Eternity – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – From Her to Eternity – Nick Cave, Anita Lane, Blixa Bargeld, Hugo Race, Barry Adamson & Mick Harvey – 1984
  • Saint Huck – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – From Her to Eternity – Nick Cave – 1984
  • Wings Off Flies – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – From Her to Eternity – Nick Cave, Peter Sutcliffe & Jim Thirlwell – 1984
  • Black Crow King – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – The Firstborn Is Dead – Blixa Bargeld & Nick Cave – 1985
  • Sad Waters – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Your Funeral… My Trial – Nick Cave – 1986
  • The Carny – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Your Funeral… My Trial – Nick Cave – 1986
  • Stranger Than Kindness – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Anita Lane & Blixa Bargeld – 1986
  • Hard On For Love – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Your Funeral… My Trial – Nick Cave – 1986
  • Up Jumped The Devil – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Tender Prey – Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, Roland Wolf, Blixa Bargeld, Kid Congo Powers & Thomas Wydler – 1988
  • Watching Alice – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Tender Prey – Nick Cave – 1988
  • Mercy – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Tender Prey – Nick Cave – 1988
  • Sorrow’s Child – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – The Good Son – Nick Cave – 1990
  • Lucy – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – The Good Son – Nick Cave, Blixa Bargeld & Roland Wolf – 1990
  • (I’ll Love You) Till The End Of The World – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Until the End of the World (soundtrack)/B-Sides & Rarities – Nick Cave – 1991
  • Papa Won’t Leave You, Henry – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Henry’s Dream- Nick Cave – 1992
  • Brother, My Cup Is Empty – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Henry’s Dream- Nick Cave – 1992
  • Loom Of The Land – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Henry’s Dream – Nick Cave – 1992
  • Jack The Ripper – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Henry’s Dream – Nick Cave – 1992
  • Nobody’s Baby Now- Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Let Love In – Nick Cave – 1994
  • I Let Love In – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Let Love In – Nick Cave – 1994
  • Thirsty Dog – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Let Love In – Nick Cave – 1994
  • Ain’t Gonna Rain Anymore – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Let Love In – 1994
  • The Ballad Of Robert Moore And Betty Coltrane – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – B-side of Where The Wild Roses Grow/B-Sides & Rarities – Nick Cave – 1995
  • The Kindness Of Strangers – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Murder Ballads – Nick Cave – 1996
  • Time Jesum Transeuntum Et Non Riverentum – Nick Cave & Dirty Three – Hidden track on X-Files (soundtrack)/B-Sides & Rarities – Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Mick Turner & Jim White – 1996
  • Lime Tree Arbour – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – The Boatman’s Call – Nick Cave – 1997
  • People Ain’t No Good – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – The Boatman’s Call – Nick Cave – 1997
  • Brompton Oratory – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – The Boatman’s Call – Nick Cave – 1997
  • Where Do We Go Now But Nowhere? – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – The Boatman’s Call – Nick Cave – 1997
  • Idiot Prayer – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – The Boatman’s Call – Nick Cave – 1997
  • Hallelujah – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – No More Shall We Part – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – 2001
  • God Is In The House – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds -No More Shall We Part – Nick Cave – 2001
  • Sweetheart Come – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds -No More Shall We Part – Nick Cave & Barry Adamson – 2001
  • Oh My Lord – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – No More Shall We Part – Nick Cave – 2001
  • Grief Came Riding – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – limited edition/bonus disc of No More Shall We Part/B-Sides & Rarities – Nick Cave – 2001
  • To Be By Your Side – Nick Cave – Travelling Birds (soundtrack) – Nick Cave – 2001
  • Wonderful Life – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Nocturama – Nick Cave – 2003
  • Dead Man In My Bed – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Nocturama – Nick Cave – 2003
  • Nocturama – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – B-side of Rock of Gibraltar/B-Sides & Rarities – Nick Cave – 2003
  • Cannibal’s Hymn – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus – Nick Cave – 2004
  • Abattoir Blues – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – 2004
  • Babe, You Turn Me On – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus – Nick Cave – 2004
  • Supernaturally – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds- Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus – Nick Cave – 2004
  • O Children – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus – Nick Cave – 2004
  • Electric Alice – Grinderman – Grinderman – Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey & Jim Sclavunos – 2007
  • Honey Bee (Let’s Fly To Mars) – Grinderman – Grinderman – Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey & Jim Sclavunos – 2007
  • Votex – Grinderman – Grinderman outtake – Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey & Jim Sclavunos – 2007
  • Night Of The Lotus Eaters – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – 2008
  • We Call Upon The Author – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – 2008
  • Jesus Of The Moon – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! – Nick Cave – 2008
  • Midnight Man – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! – Nick Cave – 2008
  • Fleeting Love – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – B-side of More News from Nowhere – Nick Cave – 2008
  • When My Baby Comes – Grinderman – Grinderman 2 – Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey & Jim Sclavunos – 2010
  • Palaces Of Montezuma – Grinderman – Grinderman 2 – Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey & Jim Sclavunos – 2010
  • Bellringer Blues – Grinderman – Grinderman 2 – Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey & Jim Sclavunos – 2010
  • Fire Boy – Grinderman – Grinderman 2 iTunes bonus track – Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey & Jim Sclavunos – 2010
  • Water’s Edge – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away – Nick Cave, Warren Ellis & Thomas Wydler – 2013
  • Mermaids – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – 2013
  • We Real Cool – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – 2013
  • Push The Sky Away – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – 2013
  • Animal X – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Animal X – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – 2013
  • Give Us A Kiss – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Give Us a Kiss – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – 2014
  • Rings Of Saturn – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – 2016
  • Magneto – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – 2016
  • Anthrocene – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – 2016
  • Skeleton Tree – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – 2016
  • Waiting For You – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Ghosteen – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – 2019
  • Night Raid – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Ghosteen – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – 2019
  • Galleon Ship – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Ghosteen – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – 2019
  • Hollywood – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Ghosteen – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – 2019
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Early 2000’s NC which found out from his Red Hand Files website, this AC/DC t-shirt is Warren’s but he borrowed it for this photo shoot and never gave it back!

That’s my Saturday morning post, giving/sharing all that with you for your weekend! Any questions about all that? Did anyone else even listen to it? Now please do tell me your own fave NC song/s? BTW here’s Bad Seeds Teevee too, if you haven’t seen/watched it yet?

Cheers! 🙂

6 thoughts on “Playlist: Top 100 or My All-time Fave Songs by Nick Cave

  1. Wow. I wish I had access to some of these very early songs that you list here. I do have the soundtracks stuff but I almost never listen to them, for whatever reason. But early Birthday Party and Boys Next Store is hard for me to find over here. But now I have some actual titles to hunt for!! Thanks for this List!!😄

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    1. Well, some pretty hard to find over here too and is amazing it’s not been reissued better! just looking right now some stuff that was reissued in the 2000’s by a couple of indie Aussie labels.
      The VA called Lethal Weapons, it’s the comp album with the early three Boy Next Door recordings official released in the 70’s with the including the well-known Boots were These Boots Are Made For Walking and couple more, one song I’ve list above. I don’t know if what/need the whole CD but it’s still available to order online here: https://www.aztecrecords.com.au/collections/aztec-music/products/avscd028
      Just looking up the other one I’ve listed above with 1978 demo of Boys Next Door too, that’s also available to order online. That one also has Rowland S. Howard earlier band Young Charlatans doing a demo of Shivers too! Linked here:
      https://www.laughingoutlaw.com.au/product/inner-city-sound/
      Sorry, i don’t know where you can just download the songs or how to just send/email you the mp3s or something but i still would say those CDs would be a good way to get those tracks! Off course, both included a huge pile of Aussie artists or acts but I’ve notices sometime you’ve been interested in that when i blog about that! Ordering anything online is a nightmare at the moment and is going take forever to get to you, just as it takes to get to me i guess?
      The Birthday Party is different again unless you just want go to iTunes, i been told most of it’s on that but i don’t use it so i don’t really know but you might want the albums to hold in your hands? The discogs website is sometime much better to find hard to find stuff, or I’ve found it way better than ebay or amazon etc.
      i know you are not a big fan of vinyl but American label has reissued three albums of Birthday Party, linked here: https://www.drasticplasticonline.com/Birthday-Party-The_c_5094.html
      That’s all the Boys Next Door/Birthday Party i can think of right now to help! hope that’s helpful?
      Cheers MJ again 🙂

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