It was inevitable, wasn't it?
10. The Enemy - 40 Days and 40 Nights
The Enemy go for a walk to the supermarket and find themselves snowed out. While they're away, someone else shacks up with their girlfriend for 40 days and 40 nights. Meanwhile, they band is left sleeping in a petrol station. I wish I was making this up.
9. Badly Drawn Boy - 40 Days, 40 Fights
After which time, Damon lets The Enemy have her back.
8. The Donnas - 40 Boys In 40 Nights
While on tour, the Donnas make a bid for the Guinness book of records. This leaves them little time to see the sights.
7. Duane Eddy - 40 Miles of Bad Road
Obviously recorded before David Cameron's revolutionary, can't-fail plans to privatise road mending. 40 miles? Try 40,000...
6. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes - 40 Day Dream
Edward Sharpe's been sleeping 40 days, in which time he's been mostly dreaming about the Beatles. Not scrambled eggs, more magical mysteries...
5. Franz Ferdinand - 40'
In which Franz Ferdinand stand atop a cliff, contemplating a 40 foot leap... come on, lads, it's not that bad - surely? It's not like you've just turned 40 or anything.
4. Ocean Colour Scene - 40 Past Midnight
I consider this more a homage to Let's Spend The Night Together than a direct rip-off. Mick 'n' Keef never actually sued, so...
3. Johnny Cash - When It's Springtime In Alaska (It's Forty Below)
Good job The Enemy don't live in Alaska - they'd never have got home.
2. Robert Palmer - Top 40
Batley Bob shows Bublé how this sort of thing should be done... long before Bublé was any more than a bubble.
1. Mercury Rev - Opus 40
A thing of beauty. If being 40 is anything like this song, it'll be a glorious, epic adventure...