Now, I’m sure there are other phenomena out there that will be long-established and thoroughly-understood but the fact of it is this: there seem to be more utterly-known songs by Scottish female singers than by any other group or collective.

Let’s have some examples, shall we?

Amy MacDonald – This Is The Life

Amy MacDonald – A Wish For Something More


Annie Lennox – No More I Love You’s

Annie Lennox – Walking On Broken Glass


Sharleen Spiteri (Texas) – Black Eyed Boy

Sharleen Spiteri (Texas) – Say What You Want


KT Tunstall – Suddenly I See

KT Tunstall – Other Side of the World

KT Tunstall Portrait And Live Shoot At Hard Rock Calling, 2008

Shirley Manson (Garbage) – Stupid Girl


I don’t know why it is but I only need a couple of notes of one of them, and I’ve got the song in my head all day.