Best Mike + The Mechanics Songs

The best song collection from the underrated band Mike and the Mechanics and sung by either one performer is the best, Paul Young or Paul Carrack.
The Top Ten
1 The Living Years

Best lyrically-written and probably the most emotional of their tunes. The Living Years moves Rolf Harris to tears and is well-received by people who are coping with their deceased fathers.

Love the sentiments. Great lyrics.

2 Silent Running

Incredible! The band has never made a progressive opening to an album before, and this is it. Silent Running really takes me back a decade to when I was young.

My favorite song of all time. It serves as a warning for upcoming generations.

Sounded just like a Waters-Gilmour magical number. This is great stuff.

3 All I Need is a Miracle

The second greatest of their songs. This one might be Paul Young's best single. God, how I love his powerful and majestic singing voice!

4 Over My Shoulder

This song, Over My Shoulder, puts me in a cheerful mood. It's exactly a fun, guitar-driven classic from Paul Carrack and a timeless radio hit of the '90s.

5 Another Cup of Coffee

One of their underrated songs. I love it.

6 Word of Mouth

This is another gem from Paul Young. He delivers raw energy while aiming higher in this heavy-rock tune. Yep, it needs to be in karaoke.

7 Taken In

I love this song. The words, the melody, and the message. I was so taken in. Years later, it's still painful and I still feel foolish for allowing myself to be taken in.

8 A Beggar on a Beach of Gold

Paul Young, the guy you wish were still alive to sing at your birthday. A Beggar on a Beach of Gold is an inspiring song with keyboard flourishes. It makes you believe that the beach is indeed made of gold.

9 Now That You've Gone
10 Par Avion

A beautiful and tender love ballad from their debut album. I heard this in a clip from Miami Vice. I don't care who the vocalist is, he is extraordinary. Love it!

The Contenders
11 You Are the One

Forgotten gem. Very emotional song.

12 A Time and Place

Another moving ballad by Paul Carrack. This song has a passionate feeling that there is a time and place. It could have followed in the sad, sorrowful vein of "The Living Years."

This is such a fabulous song, sung with the velvety voice of Paul Carrack. Simply amazing vocals.

13 Everybody Gets a Second Chance
14 Nobody's Perfect
15 When I Get Over You
16 Whenever I Stop

With the same sound as Over My Shoulder, it is still that much greater if you care about Paul Carrack.

17 Nobody Knows
18 Stop Baby
19 Hanging by a Thread

Best song by them. It just wasn't released in the USA as a single.

Another favorite track from their first album. It was also featured in the Miami Vice TV show.

20 A Call to Arms
21 Something to Believe In

Inspiring and a charming power ballad from the Beggar album. Paul Young strikes a chord with his vocals. Once again, he sings very passionately and heartfelt.

22 Take the Reins
23 Seeing Is Believing
24 Beautiful Day
25 Why Me?

Great way to close off The Living Years. So progressive and epic.

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