These Go To Eleven

Today’s post is brought to you by the number eleven and is just one tune shy of a dozen tracks. Each song contains the fifth prime number in its title, though I don’t know if any of the songs feature an eleventh chord. I had to leave a few songs off the first eleven, but I’ve included a couple of instrumental pieces and also two spoken word selections. You can listen to them in whatever order you like and at whatever volume you find comfortable. Just remember that all these songs go up to eleven

Today is also the day that eleven Irish footballers will line up in the first of two games against Estonia to see who’ll go through to the European Championships next year. I’ll be watching that first leg in my local in Galbally, Co Limerick, and I’ll actually be at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin to watch the second tie. Most people are quite optimistic about Ireland’s chances of getting through, though it may go right down to the eleventh hour. We don’t really mind as long as we don’t go out in similar circumstances to that night in Paris nearly two years ago. Good luck, Ireland

11 Days – Nick Cucci
Eleventh Street – Ravens & Chimes
Mornings Eleven – The Magic Numbers
Blue Yodel No. 11 – Jimmie Rodgers
Number Eleven – Jack Frost
Fragment Eleven (The Day After Yesterday) – Kenneth Bager feat Julee Cruise
Oceans 11 – Cecil Lloyd & Roland Alphonso
Eleventh Hour – Abdullah Ibrahim
11 O’Clock Tick Tock – U2
11.59 (Blondie cover) – The Postmarks
These go to eleven… – Spinal Tap