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Imelda May

Born in Dublin, Ireland, Imelda May is a unique vocal talent, one whose gift lies outside the normal order of pop culture time and trends. Inspired by the sounds of vocal jazz à la Billie Holiday and the sound and looks of rockabilly, May began performing with the swing outfit Blue Harlem, and released a handful of independent CDs before scoring attention in 2007 with her nomination for an award as Best Burlesque Singer as well as the release of her more official debut, Love Tattoo. The album, featuring her strong backing band comprised of players Dave Priseman, Darrell Higham, Al Gare, and Steve Rushton, was critically and commercially well-received, leading to some high-profile live gigs, including hitting the road with Jools Holland. It was released in the U.S. by Decca in 2009, followed by two singles, and scored a mid-level success. Her third studio effort, Mayhem, arrived in September of 2010, preceded by the single "Psycho." In 2014, May released her fourth album, the Mike Crossey-produced Tribal. She returned in 2017 with Life. Love. Flesh. Blood. The record was more stripped-back than previous efforts and featured guest performances from friends and collaborators Jeff Beck and Jools Holland, as well as T-Bone Burnett in the producer's chair. ~ Chris True
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Stations Featuring
Imelda May


    2 songs

    Blues Women

    Blues Women
    3 songs

    Female Focus

    Female Focus
    1 song


    1 song

Albums by
Imelda May

Top Songs by
Imelda May

  1.   Song
  2.   Mayhem
  3.   Kentish Town Waltz
  4.   Inside Out
  5.   Psycho
  6.   Johnny Got a Boom Boom
  7.   Big Bad Handsome Man
  8.   Once More
  9.   Call Me
  10.   It's Good to Be Alive
  11.   Tainted Love
  12.   All for You
  13.   It's Your Voodoo Working
  14.   Meet You at the Moon
  15.   Let Us Sing
  16.   End of the World
  17.   No Turning Back
  18.   Dealing with the Devil
  19.   Black Tears
  20.   My Baby Left Me
  21.   Right Amount of Wrong
  22.   I Wanna Dance
  23.   Round the Bend
  24.   Wicked Way
  25.   Ghost of Love
  26.   Five Good Men
  27.   Little Pixie
  28.   Gypsy in Me
  29.   Walking After Midnight
  30.   Blues Calling
  31.   Sneaky Freak
  32.   Eternity
  33.   Watcha Gonna Do
  34.   Smokers' Song
  35.   Feel Me
  36.   Lovey Dovey Lovely One
  37.   Bring My Cadillac Back
  38.   Forever You and Me
  39.   Don't Do Me No Wrong
  40.   Y'hoo
  41.   Flame of Love
  42.   Cry for Me Baby
  43.   Till I Kissed You
  44.   Wild About My Lovin
  45.   Amber Eyes
  46.   Gypsy
  47.   Zombie Girl
  48.   What Am I Gonna Do
  49.   Smotherin' Me
  50.   I'm Alive
  51.   Knock 123
  52.   Wild Woman
  53.   I'm Lookin' for Someone to Love
  54.   Proud and Humble
  55.   Mr. Five By Five
  56.   Pulling the Rug
  57.   Too Sad to Cry
  58.   Should've Been You
  59.   Road Runner
  60.   Tribal
  61.   Love Tattoo
  62.   Hellfire Club
  63.   Bury My Troubles
  64.   Falling in Love with You Again
  65.   Dreaming
  66.   Let Me Out

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