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Samy Elbanna’s (Lost Society) Top 10 Songs By British Bands

We got the lovely Samy from Lost Society to dig deep and tell us his top 10 songs by British bands. Have a read and see if you agree with him.

Lost Society also head out on their UK headliner tour this month kicking off in Southampton, so make sure you grab your tickets and warm up that screaming voice. I’ll see you at the front!


1. Iron Maiden – The Prisoner 

– Imagine a 7-year-old Samy hearing this for the first time. It was an absolute life changer. My big brother made me these mixtapes and this was the first song of the first heavier tape he made me, and it literally changed the trajectory of my life. Hearing those guitars, and those vocals with the “I’M NOT A PRISONER, I’M A FREE MAN” line was just the thing a young anarchist needed in his life! Iron Maiden is my all-time favourite band.

2. Bring Me The Horizon – Shadow Moses

– This song really changed my life in the sense that I had always been surrounded by people who basically said “If you like a certain kind of music, you can’t like another kind of music”, which is absolute bullshit. Hearing “Sempiternal” and especially this track, absolutely broke those barriers. It introduced me to Metalcore and diversified my music taste so much. It’s an INSANE track and Sempiternal is one of my favourite albums.

3. Judas Priest – Turbo Lover

– Judas Priest was one of my all-time favourite bands growing up, and I was a bit odd in the sense that I always said that the “Turbo” album was my favourite. I’ve always been a huge fan of glam rock and hair metal in general, so this album was exactly what I needed to combine that whole world and my love for heavy metal.

4. Rolling Stones – Shine A Light  

– Honestly, I heard this song for the first time in “Californication” which is one of my favourite TV shows of all time, and this song really stuck with me. I’ve always been a Rolling Stones guy, and this song is so emotional yet powerful. I LOVE IT.

5. Dire Straits – Sultans Of Swing 

– This track always takes me back to when I was a kid and my dad took me to pre-school. We had this “Best of Dire Straits” album that we played on the car stereos every day, and I just remember this track making me absolutely crazy; HOW could someone make these sounds and how can something sound this good?! The second guitar solo of this track is still in my opinion one of the greatest of all time.

6. Architects – Royal Beggars 

– Architects were one of the bands that produced the music I absolutely needed in dire times. The whole “Holy Hell” album was on repeat during times when I thought I wouldn’t be here too much longer, and this song always knocked me out. It shows how even super-heavy music can be the most emotional stuff you’ve ever heard.

7. The Prodigy – Breathe

– This band are one of the greatest. I’ve always been a huge Prodigy fan, and it was difficult choosing only one song – but this was the first song I ever heard from them. Such a powerful group of misfits who do not apologise to anyone. Punk rock mixed with drum n bass, how fucking cool is that.

8. Queen – I Want It All 

– I don’t feel like I need to explain this too much. Queen is one of the greatest bands of all time, and Brian May is one of the most unique guitarists to ever walk this earth. As a guitarist, what I dream of, is being in a situation where people can say it’s me by hearing 1 second of playing – May is one of those people where you just instantly know who it is when you hear him.

9. Robbie Williams – Feel 

– Not a band but FUCK IT. Robbie is one of, if not, the greatest showmen in the world – and I had the pleasure of seeing him live this past year for the first time. I was absolutely stunned. I’ve always loved being a frontman and more importantly; the hype man on stage, and seeing Robbie Williams live really just showed me how to up my game.

10. While She Sleeps – Silence Speaks

– I got into While She Sleeps quite a while ago and this song featuring Oli from Bring Me The Horizon was mind-blowing. They are such a unique hardcore/metalcore band in the scene that always managed to sound a bit different in a great way. Such a banging song.

Lost Society’s latest album If The Sky Came Down is out now via Nuclear Blast, purchase here.
The band are touring the UK from October 17th-24th.

Oct 17th – Southampton, Joiners
Oct 18th – Bristol, Exchange
Oct 19th – Wolverhampton, KK’s Steel Mill
Oct 20th – Leeds, Key Club
Oct 21st – Glasgow, Cathouse
Oct 22nd – Newcastle, Uni
Oct 23rd – Manchester, Rebellion
Oct 24th – London, Underworld

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