This is our choice of top bug songs – is your favourite here?
10 Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go-go (Jitterbug)
Sorry – a bad pun, but it’s really catchy and we couldn’t resist!
9 The Cure – Caterpillar
Henry says who? what? Henry’s Dad has a nostalgic look in his eyes…
8 U2 – The Fly
We know it’s trendy to knock Bono these days, but this is a great song from a great album – the sound of that summer in Prague…
7 British Sea Power – Something Wicked
A brilliant and very underrated band. This is the only song we know that namechecks the Death’s Head Hawkmoth! They also do another song called Apologies to Insect Life – amen to that!
6 The Wiggles – La Cucaracha
A ridiculously catchy Spanish folk song, about an eponymous cockroach with a limp. It’s been covered by such heavyweight artists as Los Lobos, Gipsy Kings, Louis Armstrong, the Wiggles… The Wiggles? Well, they started life as “The Cockroaches” so it all fits beautifully.
5 Rimsky-Korsakov- Flight of the Bumble Bee
We had to include something classical. We’re a cultured bunch here at insecthouse, dontcha know?
4 AC/DC – Fly on the Wall
Everyone secretly loves a bit of Acca-Dacca.
3 The Pogues – Worms
Always makes us laugh – the daft bassline as well as the lyrics!
2 Jerry Garcia – There Ain’t No Bugs On Me
OK, it’s obscure and deeply unfashionable, but we’ve got a soft spot for ageing hippies (hi, Nana!) so we had to include this one. The lyrics are great fun too.
1 Adam and the Ants – Antmusic
Did you really think we could choose anything else? All together, now: Antmus-iiiic! ah! ah! ah! ah!