As my Last.fm contests, barely a day has gone by in the past three months where I haven't listened to at least one track from The Spinto Band's superlative Nice And Nicely Done LP, and more often that not 'Oh Mandy' is first pick.
Why? Put simply, this is the kind of song that can blow away the dark clouds and make the worst of days seem glorious, lifting the spirits of all within hearing distance. Propelled by a deceptively simple mandolin riff and featuring one of those delectably repeatable choruses you can't help but provide your own backing vocals to, 'Oh Mandy' is a tune bearing all the quirky hallmarks of the Spintos but packs its own pop punch.
As high points go, you'd struggle to better this without breaking several laws.
9Rob Webb's Score