What's cooler than being cool? 10 of our favourite effortlessly cool songs to chill out with 7 years ago

What's cooler than being cool? 10 of our favourite effortlessly cool songs to chill out with

An eclectic mix of old and new but they're all downright slick...

In between bringing you all the best news from the world of sports, entertainment and current affairs JOE has been occasionally nipping out to enjoy this glorious sun.


We all know that there are certain tunes that are just as cool as Andrea Pirlo sipping on wine and with that in mind we have decided to create our 'too cool for school' playlist.

The XX - Intro

No words needed because the beat is so catchy that a million other people sampled it.

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Sneaker Pimps - 6 Underground

An 90's album that often gets overlooked is their '96 critically acclaimed trip-hop infused effort 'Becoming X'. We absolutely love Kelli Dayton's seductive lyrics on this one.


Seriously, it's impossible not to fall in love with the mix of her voice and that languid Berbatov-esque laidback beat.

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Dusty Springfield - Son of a Preacher Man

It's a classic but did you know that the 1968 single, recorded by Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien aka Miss Springfield, was originally offered to Aretha Franklin who turned it down?


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Detroit Emeralds - Baby Let Me Take You

A slightly unknown choice but we absolutely love the swinging brass and subtle bass throughout this one.


The'70's R&B/ soul group were originally composed of four brothers and they took their name after moving from Arkansas to the home of Motown.

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Talking Heads - Burning Down the House


Without a doubt, former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne is one of the coolest people in music and 4 of the bands albums have been ranked in Rolling Stone's list of 500 greatest albums of all time.

They're so cool that Radiohead even took their name from one of their songs and this tune is them at their new wave, post-punk, dance-rock avant-garde best.

The hipster klaxon is blaring right now with all those adjectives but the trippy scratch beat on this track here is so good.

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SBTRKT - Wildfire

I defy anyone not to sway their head to this brilliant mix of dance, hip-hop and seductive techno. Any song that has the confidence to stop, pause, drop and build is usually a good sign.

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The Stone Roses - I Wanna Be Adored

It's testament to Mani's skill with a guitar that you almost wouldn't notice the glacial like creeping intro to their seminal anthem until the drums kick in.

It's a trick that The Rolling Stones used to perfection on Gimme Shelter but Ian Brown's nonchalant vocals help cement this tune as a cooler than school indie anthem.

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The Eels - Novocaine for the Soul

Lead singer Mark Oliver Everett has spent the entirety of his career carefully building a welcomed reputation as a cranky sod but the sheer slacker cool quality of this track protrudes in every beat of their '96 breakout anthem.

The xylophone gives the song a languid quality, the guitars slowly build and Everett doesn't so much as sing the lyrics as gives the impression that he just smoked 40 packs of cigarettes before mumbling them.

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Donovan - Sunshine Superman

The folk singer, who lives in Cork, built his career on languid chilled and catchy tunes like Mellow Yellow and Sunshine Superman but this one os probaby the best example of him at his laidback best.

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Fun Loving Criminals - Scooby Snacks

Classic Tarantino dialogue, sharp designer suits, slick bank robberies and one brilliant tune. Cool.

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