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2010 AMF All-Time Songs Poll: Results

Welcome, at last, to the results for the 3rd ever Acclaimed Music Forum All-Time Songs Poll. As someone whose music taste was heavily influenced by the first two polls, it's somewhat of an honor to be in charge this time around. I hope you all discover new songs and make new favorites from the results of this poll--I know I already have.

Before we get started with the heavily anticipated 'bubbling under' section, let's meet our knowledgeable group of 46 voters (in date order of list submission):

Sonofsamiam
CharlieDriggs
Honorio
Fred
Stephan
Leonardo
Vgrd
Oscar
Rob
Nick
Stone
Nassim
Sven
42david42
Weezy
Daniel
Todd
DepecheMode
Michael B.
Joobalooba
Schwah
Ajackson
Anders
Henry
Brad
BeefSupreme
Hauke
Midaso
Petri
Nicolas
VanillaFire1000
SR
John
Larry
Moonbeam
Tsmzth
Toni
Michel
BillAdama
Tim E
Brose
Michael
Georgie
Guy
Mindrocker
Jackson

The results of the poll were as great as I anticipated, and I'll try to get them out as efficiently as possible.

9234 songs were voted for.

Here's 1000-500 for easy reference.

[1000] Tindersticks | She's Gone | 1993
[999] Miles Davis | Shh/Peaceful | 1969
[998] Blur | Stereotypes | 1996
[997] Camera Obscura | Suspended From Class | 2004
[996] Bill Evans | Time Remembered | 1958
[995] Neutral Milk Hotel | Two Headed Boy | 1998
[994] Soft Verdict | Struggle for Pleasure | 1983
[993] Jeff Buckley | Last Goodbye | 1994
[992] Bruce Springsteen | Incident on 57th Street | 1973
[991] Radiohead | Where I End and You Begin | 2003
[990] Chuck Berry | Memphis, Tennessee | 1963
[989] Yeah Yeah Yeahs | Zero | 2009
[988] R.E.M. | World Leader Pretend | 1988
[987] The Beatles | Girl | 1965
[986] Pearl Jam | Jeremy | 1991
[985] Newsboys | Entertaining Angels | 1998
[984] Arcade Fire | Neighborhood #2 (Laika) | 2004
[983] Sam Cooke | You Send Me | 1957
[982] Dick Dale & His Del-Tones | Misirlou | 1962
[981] Joe Cocker | With a Little Help From My Friends | 1968
[980] Arcade Fire | Intervention | 2007
[979] Dolly Parton | Jolene | 1973
[978] Carole King | It's Too Late | 1971
[977] Aaliyah | Try Again | 2000
[976] Steely Dan | My Old School | 1973
[975] Simon & Garfunkel | Cecilia | 1970
[974] The Kinks | Picture Book | 1968
[973] Eurythmics | Here Comes the Rain Again | 1984
[972] Blur | Country House | 1995
[971] Jorma Kaukonen | Genesis | 1974
[970] Pavement | Jackals, False Grails; The Lonesome Era | 1992
[969] Seigmen | Ohm | 1994
[968] Capitol K | Pillow | 2002
[967] Joe Firstman | Saving All the Love | 2003
[966] Marianne Faithfull | The Ballad of Lucy Jordan | 1979
[965] The Walker Brothers | The Electrician | 1978
[964] Buck 65 | Wicked and Weird | 2003
[963] Etoile de Dakar | H'badane | 1980
[962] Deep Purple | Child in Time | 1971
[961] Bob Dylan & The Band | This Wheel's on Fire | 1975
[960] James Mason | Rhythm of Life | 1977
[959] Dinosaur Jr. | Little Furry Things | 1987
[958] David Bowie | Rock 'n Roll Suicide | 1972
[957] Mission of Burma | That's When I Reach For My Revolver | 1981
[956] The United States of America | Love Song For The Dead Che | 1968
[955] TV on the Radio | DLZ | 2008
[954] The Beatles | Because | 1969
[953] R.E.M. | Drive | 1992
[952] Belle and Sebastian | I'm Waking Up To Us | 2001
[951] The Shins | Saint Simon | 2003
[950] Spiritualized | Broken Heart | 1997
[949] Janet Jackson | This Time | 1993
[948] Blur | Out Of Time | 2003
[947] Jefferson Airplane | Somebody to Love | 1967
[946] Radiohead | Climbing Up the Walls | 1997
[945] Rusted Root | Send Me On My Way | 1992
[944] Prince | I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man | 1987
[943] The Zombies | Beechwood Park | 1968
[942] Queens of the Stone Age | A Song for the Deaf | 2002
[941] Gin Blossoms | Allison Road | 1994
[940] Tindersticks | Another Night In | 1997
[939] Depeche Mode | Barrel of a Gun | 1997
[938] Fleet Foxes | He Doesn't Know Why | 2008
[937] Sonic Youth | Hey Joni | 1988
[936] Nick Heyward | Kite | 1993
[935] Booker T. & The MG's | Melting Pot | 1971
[934] The Thermals | A Pillar of Salt | 2007
[933] Madonna | Oh Father | 1989
[932] Wire | The 15th | 1979
[931] The Clash | Complete Control | 1977
[930] Interpol | Obstacle 1 | 2002
[929] Manic Street Preachers | A Design For Life | 1996
[928] Prince | Take Me With U | 1984
[927] Elvis Presley | Mystery Train | 1955
[926] The Strokes | Reptilia | 2003
[925] Sigur Ros | Hoppipolla | 2005
[924] Todd Rundgren | Hello It's Me | 1972
[923] Oasis | Supersonic | 1994
[922] Billy Joel | Honesty | 1979
[921] The Strokes | 12:51 | 2003
[920] Rage Against the Machine | Bullet in the Head | 1993
[919] Eminem | Without Me | 2002
[918] Chic | Good Times | 1979
[917] Franz Ferdinand | Do You Want To? | 2005
[916] James Taylor | You've Got a Friend | 1971
[915] Elvis Presley | Can't Help Falling in Love | 1961
[914] Portishead | All Mine | 1997
[913] Elvis Costello | (The Angels Wanna Wear) My Red Shoes | 1977
[912] Youngblood Brass Band | Brooklyn | 2003
[911] Mint Royale | Don't Falter | 2000
[910] Pavement | Frontwards | 1992
[909] R.E.M. | Gardening at Night | 1982
[908] Bob Dylan & The Band | Goin' To Acapulco | 1975
[907] Leadbelly | Goodnight Irene | 1932
[906] Slade | Run Runaway | 1984
[905] The English Beat | Save It For Later | 1982
[904] Kashmir | The Aftermath | 2003
[903] Judee Sill | The Kiss | 1973
[902] The Rapture | House Of Jealous Lovers | 2003
[901] Richard Thompson | 1952 Vincent Black Lightning | 1991
[900] The Supremes | Baby Love | 1964
[899] Deep Purple | Smoke on the Water | 1972
[898] Pixies | No. 13 Baby | 1989
[897] The Smiths | Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now | 1984
[896] Coldplay | Everything's Not Lost | 2000
[895] Stevie Wonder | Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You) | 1972
[894] Scott Walker | The Old Man's Back Again | 1969
[893] The National | Mr. November | 2005
[892] Creedence Clearwater Revival | Lookin’ Out My Back Door | 1970
[891] Bee Gees | How Deep Is Your Love | 1977
[890] John Coltrane | Acknowledgement | 1965
[889] Archie Shepp | Attica Blues | 1972
[888] The Kinks | The Village Green Preservation Society | 1968
[887] Bruce Springsteen | Spirits in the Night | 1973
[886] Neutral Milk Hotel | The King of Carrot Flowers, Pt. 1 | 1998
[885] White Stripes | Hotel Yorba | 2001
[884] Public Enemy | Rebel Without a Pause | 1988
[883] The Beach Boys | Forever | 1970
[882] Bob Dylan | One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later) | 1966
[881] Brian Eno | The Big Ship | 1975
[880] Chuck Berry | Roll Over Beethoven | 1956
[879] Petra | Beyond Belief | 1990
[878] 22 Pistepirkko | Birdy | 1992
[877] The Decemberists | The Legionnaire's Lament | 2002
[876] Okkervil River | Westfall | 2002
[875] Lady Gaga | Bad Romance | 2009
[874] Radiohead | Nude | 2008
[873] OutKast | Roses | 2004
[872] Bon Iver | Re:Stacks | 2007
[871] Justin Timberlake | Cry Me a River | 2002
[870] Stevie Wonder | Golden Lady | 1973
[869] U2 | Bad | 1984
[868] The Replacements | Can't Hardly Wait | 1987
[867] Goo Goo Dolls | Iris | 1998
[866] Jane's Addiction | Jane Says | 1988
[865] Madonna | Borderline | 1984
[864] Bruce Springsteen | Brilliant Disguise | 1987
[863] Bruce Springsteen | Adam Raised a Cain | 1978
[862] The Supremes | You Can't Hurry Love | 1966
[861] The Beatles | Please Please Me | 1963
[860] The Pipettes | Pull Shapes | 2006
[859] Smokey Robinson | The Tears of a Clown | 1970
[858] The Beatles | I Will | 1968
[857] Patti Smith | Because the Night | 1978
[856] Steve Miller Band | The Joker | 1973
[855] Blur | For Tomorrow | 1993
[854] The Chamber Brothers | Time Has Come Today | 1966
[853] Donny Hathaway | I Love the Lord (He Heard My Cry) | 1973
[852] Michael Jackson | Human Nature | 1982
[851] Elvis Costello | This Year's Girl | 1978
[850] LCD Soundsystem | North American Scum | 2007
[849] Donny Hathaway | Someday We'll All Be Free | 1973
[848] Radiohead | The National Anthem | 2000
[847] Desmond Dekker | The Israelites | 1968
[846] MGMT | Electric Feel | 2007
[845] Neil Young | Cortez the Killer | 1975
[844] The Smiths | Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me | 1987
[843] LCD Soundsystem | New York, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down | 2007
[842] Blur | The Universal | 1995
[841] Led Zeppelin | When the Levee Breaks | 1971
[840] The Beatles | I Want You (She's So Heavy) | 1969
[839] Neil Young | Southern Man | 1971
[838] Magazine | Shot by Both Sides | 1978
[837] Gang of Four | Damaged Goods | 1978
[836] Smashing Pumpkins | Disarm | 1994
[835] Cocteau Twins | Spangle Maker | 1984
[834] Eric Clapton | Promises | 1978
[833] Prince | Computer Blue | 1984
[832] Tindersticks | Talk to Me | 1995
[831] Everly Brothers | Bye Bye Love | 1957
[830] Roy Orbison | In Dreams | 1963
[829] The Temptations | Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) | 1971
[828] Nas | N.Y. State of Mind | 1994
[827] Blondie | Call Me | 1980
[826] Bjork | It's Oh So Quiet | 1995
[825] Built To Spill | I Would Hurt a Fly | 1997
[824] The Cranberries | Zombie | 1994
[823] They Might Be Giants | Ana Ng | 1989
[822] Talking Heads | This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody) | 1982
[821] The Beatles | I Saw Her Standing There | 1963
[820] Townes Van Zandt | Pancho & Lefty | 1972
[819] Paul Simon | Diamonds on the Sole of Her Shoes | 1986
[818] Michael Jackson | Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' | 1983
[817] Metallica | Master of Puppets | 1986
[816] Brian Eno | St. Elmo's Fire | 1975
[815] The Band | Tears of Rage | 1968
[814] Bob Marley & The Wailers | Three Little Birds | 1977
[813] Aphex Twin | Windowlicker | 1999
[812] Ike & Tina Turner | River Deep, Mountain High | 1966
[811] The Penguins | Earth Angel | 1954
[810] Radiohead | Just | 1995
[809] Bill Withers | Lean On Me | 1972
[808] Regina Spektor | Fidelity | 2006
[807] The Monkees | Daydream Believer | 1967
[806] Prince | Sometimes It Snows in April | 1986
[805] Rihanna | Umbrella | 2007
[804] Jay-Z | Takeover | 2001
[803] David Bowie | Rebel Rebel | 1974
[802] Goo Goo Dolls | Slide | 1998
[801] Primal Scream | Loaded | 1991
[800] Buddy Holly | That'll Be The Day | 1957
[799] The Beatles | Things We Said Today | 1964
[798] Smokey Robinson & The Miracles | I Second That Emotion | 1967
[797] Little Richard | Long Tall Sally | 1956
[796] Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds | (Are You) The One That I've Been Waiting For | 1997
[795] James Brown | Papa's Got a Brand New Bag | 1965
[794] Herbie Hancock | Speak Like a Child | 1968
[793] Eminem | Lose Yourself | 2002
[792] The Beatles | She Said, She Said | 1966
[791] Public Enemy | She Watch Channel Zero?! | 1988
[790] Gang Gang Dance | House Jam | 2008
[789] Sly and the Family Stone | Stand! | 1969
[788] Neil Young | Only Love Can Break Your Heart | 1970
[787] Bryan Adams | Summer of `69 | 1985
[786] Television | Venus | 1977
[785] Sonic Youth | Schizophrenia | 1987
[784] My Bloody Valentine | Sometimes | 1991
[783] Bruce Springsteen | Dancing in the Dark | 1984
[782] Black Sabbath | Symptom of the Universe | 1975
[781] The Beatles | Can't Buy Me Love | 1964
[780] Carl Perkins | Blue Suede Shoes | 1956
[779] T. Rex | Children of the Revolution | 1972
[778] Erik Satie | Gymnopédies No. 1 | 1888
[777] The Modern Lovers | Roadrunner | 1976
[776] Marvin Gaye | Sexual Healing | 1982
[775] The Supremes | You Keep Me Hangin' On | 1966
[774] Arcade Fire | Keep The Car Running | 2007
[773] The Beatles | Sexy Sadie | 1968
[772] The Band | Unfaithful Servant | 1969
[771] Tim Buckley | Come Here Woman | 1970
[770] Curt Boettcher | Misty Mirage | 2000
[769] Brian Eno | By This River | 1977
[768] Tindersticks | Bathtime | 1997
[767] Third Eye Blind | Semi-Charmed Life | 1997
[766] Kings of Leon | Use Somebody | 2009
[765] The Beatles | The End | 1969
[764] Stars | Ageless Beauty | 2005
[763] Quincy Jones | Summer in the City | 1973
[762] Electric Light Orchestra | Livin' Thing | 1976
[761] The Smiths | What Difference Does it Make? | 1984
[760] Cowsills | A Time for Remembrance | 1968
[759] Lynyrd Skynyrd | Sweet Home Alabama | 1974
[758] Israel Kamakawiwo'ole | Somewhere Over the Rainbow | 1993
[757] The Beatles | Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band | 1967
[756] Jerry Lee Lewis | Great Balls of Fire | 1957
[755] Wilco | I Am Trying to Break Your Heart | 2002
[754] Sly and the Family Stone | Dance To The Music | 1968
[753] Sam Cooke | Bring It On Home To Me | 1962
[752] Kate Bush | Wuthering Heights | 1978
[751] Randy Newman | Louisiana 1927 | 1974
[750] Bobbi Humphrey | New York Times | 1974
[749] Sonic Youth | The Diamond Sea | 1995
[748] Fleetwood Mac | Dreams | 1977
[747] Depeche Mode | Home | 1997
[746] Ramones | Sheena is a Punkrocker | 1977
[745] Billy Joel | The Longest Time | 1984
[744] MC5 | Kick Out the Jams | 1969
[743] Righteous Brothers | You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling | 1965
[742] The Beatles | Drive My Car | 1966
[741] Jane's Addiction | Three Days | 1990
[740] Bjork | Joga | 1997
[739] The Strokes | Hard to Explain | 2001
[738] Elvis Costello | Oliver's Army | 1979
[737] Sparks | This Town Ain't Big Enough For the Both of Us | 1974
[736] Wipers | Youth of America | 1981
[735] Junior Senior | Move Your Feet | 2002
[734] LCD Soundsystem | Tribulations | 2005
[733] The Beatles | All My Loving | 1963
[732] T.I. | What You Know | 2006
[731] Alphaville | Forever Young | 1984
[730] Joni Mitchell | River | 1971
[729] MGMT | Weekend Wars | 2007
[728] The Beatles | Getting Better | 1967
[727] The Beach Boys | Let's Go Away for Awhile | 1966
[726] The Cardigans | Lovefool | 1996
[724] Steely Dan | Aja | 1977
[723] The Cure | Boys Don't Cry | 1979
[722] Moby | Porcelain | 2000
[721] Eagles | One of These Nights | 1975
[720] U2 | Pride (In the Name of Love) | 1984
[719] Coldplay | Viva La Vida | 2008
[718] Led Zeppelin | Babe I'm Gonna Leave You | 1969
[717] Aerosmith | Walk This Way | 1975
[716] The Lovin' Spoonful | Summer In The City | 1966
[715] Madness | Our House | 1982
[714] Queen and David Bowie | Under Pressure | 1981
[713] Beck | Beercan | 1994
[712] Curtis Mayfield | Right on For the Darkness | 1973
[711] Aretha Franklin | (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman | 1967
[710] Joy Division | Transmission | 1979
[709] King Crimson | 21st Century Schizoid Man | 1969
[708] Henry Mancini | Moon River | 1961
[707] Cream | Sunshine of Your Love | 1967
[706] GZA | Liquid Swords | 1995
[705] Justice vs Simian | We Are Your Friends | 2006
[704] Toto | Rosanna | 1982
[703] Underworld | Born Slippy | 1995
[702] Guns 'N Roses | Paradise City | 1987
[701] Animal Collective | Fireworks | 2007
[700] The B-52's | Love Shack | 1989
[699] Prince | Anna Stasia | 1988
[698] Bob Dylan | Just Like a Woman | 1966
[697] Rotary Connection | I Am the Black Gold of the Sun | 1971
[696] Vampire Weekend | M79 | 2007
[695] Patti Smith | Birdland | 1975
[694] The Cure | Lovesong | 1989
[693] Cocteau Twins | Ivo | 1984
[692] Primal Scream | Movin' On Up | 1991
[691] Old Dirty Bastard | Shimmy Shimmy Ya | 1995
[690] Ahmad Jamal Trio | I Love Music | 1970
[689] Prince | Something In The Water (Does Not Compute) | 1982
[688] Pixies | Hey | 1989
[687] Squeeze | Tempted | 1980
[686] Blondie | The Tide is High | 1980
[685] James Brown | Give It Up, Turn It A Loose | 1969
[684] Stevie Wonder | He's Misstra Know-It-All | 1973
[683] Arcade Fire | In the Backseat | 2004
[682] Bob Marley & The Wailers | Waiting in Vain | 1977
[681] The Supremes | Where Did Our Love Go | 1964
[680] David Bowie | Young Americans | 1975
[679] Nine Inch Nails | Closer | 1994
[678] Jimmy Cliff | The Harder They Come | 1972
[677] R.E.M. | Find the River | 1993
[676] TV on the Radio | Halfway Home | 2008
[675] XTC | Dear God | 1986
[674] The Smiths | Cemetry Gates | 1986
[673] Harry Nilsson | Everybody's Talkin' | 1969
[672] Elvis Presley | Jailhouse Rock | 1957
[671] Bjork | Pagan Poetry | 2001
[670] The Who | We're Not Gonna Take It | 1969
[669] Tom Waits | Jockey Full of Bourbon | 1985
[668] Pink Floyd | Time | 1973
[667] Blondie | Atomic | 1980
[666] The Stone Roses | Elephant Stone | 1989
[665] Oasis | Champagne Supernova | 1996
[664] The Who | Pinball Wizard | 1969
[663] Blur | Tender | 1999
[662] Prince | Controversy | 1981
[661] John Cale | Paris 1919 | 1973
[660] Fatboy Slim | Praise You | 1999
[659] Spencer Davis Group | Gimme Some Lovin' | 1966
[658] Percy Sledge | When A Man Loves A Woman | 1966
[657] The Clash | The Magnificent Seven | 1981
[656] Jimi Hendrix | Little Wing | 1967
[655] Bob Dylan | Love Minus Zero/No Limit | 1965
[654] Bob Dylan | All Along the Watchtower | 1968
[653] The Supremes | Stop! In The Name Of Love | 1965
[652] Talking Heads | The Great Curve | 1980
[651] Sly and the Family Stone | Runnin' Away | 1971
[650] Massive Attack | Angel | 1998
[649] The Beatles | Eight Days a Week | 1965
[648] David Bowie | Sound and Vision | 1977
[647] Cat Stevens | Father and Son | 1970
[646] Thin Lizzy | The Boys Are Back in Town | 1976
[645] Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young | Suite: Judy Blue Eyes | 1969
[644] Robert Wyatt | Little Red Riding Hood Hit the Road | 1974
[643] The Streets | Weak Become Heroes | 2002
[642] Nirvana | Dumb | 1993
[641] The Beach Boys | Please Let Me Wonder | 1970
[640] Stardust | Music Sounds Better With You | 1998
[639] The Beach Boys | In My Room | 1963
[638] The Smiths | Girlfriend in a Coma | 1987
[637] Super Furry Animals | Juxtaposed With U | 2001
[636] The Beatles | Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds | 1967
[635] Jethro Tull | Locomotive Breath | 1971
[634] Booker T. & The MG's | Green Onions | 1962
[633] The Rolling Stones | Street Fighting Man | 1968
[632] Righteous Brothers | Unchained Melody | 1965
[631] Steely Dan | Reelin' in the Years | 1973
[630] Lauryn Hill | Doo Wop (That Thing) | 1998
[629] Massive Attack | Protection | 1994
[628] Public Enemy | Welcome to the Terrodome | 1990
[627] Bob Dylan | Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands | 1966
[626] The Replacements | Answering Machine | 1984
[625] Sigur Ros | Svefn-g-englar | 1999
[624] The Association | Never My Love | 1967
[623] Depeche Mode | Personal Jesus | 1990
[622] Oasis | Don't Look Back in Anger | 1996
[621] Supergrass | Alright | 1995
[620] Fleet Foxes | White Winter Hymnal | 2008
[619] Roxy Music | If There is Something | 1972
[618] Bob Dylan | Simple Twist of Fate | 1975
[617] Beastie Boys | Fight For Your Right (To Party) | 1987
[616] Nick Drake | Pink Moon | 1972
[615] Roy Orbison | Oh, Pretty Woman | 1964
[614] The Pogues | Fairytale of New York | 1987
[613] Deerhunter | Nothing Ever Happened | 2008
[612] The Roots | The Seed 2.0 | 2003
[611] The Clash | Lost in the Supermarket | 1979
[610] The Temptations | Papa Was a Rolling Stone | 1972
[609] Otis Redding | I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) | 1965
[608] The Strokes | The Modern Age | 2001
[607] Arctic Monkeys | I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor | 2005
[606] Queen | Don't Stop Me Now | 1979
[605] Kate Bush | Cloudbusting | 1985
[604] R.E.M. | Stand | 1989
[603] Bjork | Hunter | 1997
[602] Elvis Costello | Accidents Will Happen | 1979
[601] Coldplay | Clocks | 2002
[600] Stan Getz | The Girl From Ipanema | 1964
[599] Scott Walker | Farmer in the City | 1995
[598] Belle and Sebastian | Expectations | 1996
[597] Bon Iver | Skinny Love | 2007
[596] Hot Chip | Over And Over | 2006
[595] The Beatles | Day Tripper | 1965
[594] Parliament | Flash Light | 1978
[593] The Flaming Lips | Fight Test | 2002
[592] Public Enemy | Bring the Noise | 1987
[592] Jason Mraz | I'm Yours | 2008
[591] Emmylou Harris | Boulder to Birmingham | 1975
[590] Paul Simon | Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard | 1972
[589] Isley Brothers | Shout (Parts 1 and 2) | 1959
[588] Animal Collective | Who Could Win a Rabbit | 2004
[587] The Beatles | Golden Slumbers | 1969
[586] LCD Soundsystem | Losing My Edge | 2002
[585] Beck | Hotwax | 1996
[584] Led Zeppelin | Heartbreaker | 1969
[583] The Beach Boys | Caroline, No | 1966
[582] Johnny Cash | Ring of Fire | 1963
[581] Animal Collective | For Reverend Green | 2007
[580] The Beatles | Carry That Weight | 1969
[579] Tommy James & The Shondells | Crimson and Clover | 1968
[578] Electric Light Orchestra | Mr. Blue Sky | 1978
[577] The Beatles | I've Got a Feeling | 1970
[576] The Stone Roses | This is the One | 1989
[575] Bjork | Isobel | 1995
[574] The Four Tops | Reach Out (I'll Be There) | 1965
[573] Van Morrison | Tupelo Honey | 1971
[572] Gladys Knight & The Pips | Midnight Train To Georgia | 1973
[571] Justin Timberlake | My Love | 2006
[570] Interpol | N.Y.C. | 2002
[569] Can | Halleluwah | 1971
[568] Bob Dylan | Ballad of a Thin Man | 1965
[567] Van Morrison | Astral Weeks | 1968
[566] The Flaming Lips | Do You Realize?? | 2002
[565] Joanna Newsom | Peach Plum Pear | 2004
[564] Black Sabbath | Paranoid | 1970
[563] Fairport Convention | Who Knows Where The Time Goes? | 1968
[562] Men At Work | Down Under | 1981
[561] The Byrds | Eight Miles High | 1966
[560] The Smiths | The Boy With the Thorn in His Side | 1986
[559] Elliott Smith | Between the Bars | 1997
[558] Stevie Wonder | Too High | 1973
[557] Bob Dylan | The Times They Are A-Changin' | 1964
[556] Brian Eno | Spider and I | 1977
[555] The Velvet Underground | Sister Ray | 1968
[554] R.E.M. | The One I Love | 1987
[553] The Turtles | Happy Together | 1967
[552] The Rolling Stones | Let's Spend the Night Together | 1967
[551] Justice | D.A.N.C.E. | 2007
[550] Eels | Novocaine for the Soul | 1996
[549] Don McLean | American Pie | 1971
[548] Joy Division | Decades | 1980
[547] Depeche Mode | Enjoy the Silence | 1990
[546] Bruce Springsteen | Born in the U.S.A. | 1984
[545] Stevie Wonder | I Wish | 1976
[544] The Rolling Stones | Start Me Up | 1980
[543] Bob Seger | Night Moves | 1976
[542] Elis Regina and Antonio Carlos Jobim | Águas de Março | 1974
[541] The Beatles | Get Back | 1970
[540] Run-D.M.C. | Walk This Way | 1986
[539] Stevie Wonder | Sir Duke | 1976
[538] Iggy Pop | The Passenger | 1977
[537] The Velvet Underground | White Light/White Heat | 1968
[536] MGMT | Kids | 2007
[535] Blur | Parklife | 1994
[534] New Order | Crystal | 2001
[533] Simple Minds | Don't You (Forget About Me) | 1985
[532] James Taylor | Fire and Rain | 1970
[531] Wire | Mannequin | 1977
[530] Howlin' Wolf | Smokestack Lightning | 1956
[529] Smashing Pumpkins | Today | 1993
[528] David Bowie | Five Years | 1972
[527] Pharaoh Sanders | The Creator Has a Master Plan | 1969
[526] The Left Banke | Walk Away Renee | 1966
[525] David Bowie | Aladdin Sane | 1973
[524] The Clash | Rock the Casbah | 1982
[523] Blues Traveler | Hook | 1995
[522] Leonard Cohen | So Long, Marianne | 1967
[521] PJ Harvey | Down By the Water | 1995
[520] Bob Marley & The Wailers | Get Up, Stand Up | 1973
[519] The Smiths | I Know It's Over | 1986
[518] Bruce Springsteen | Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out | 1975
[517] Elton John | Tiny Dancer | 1972
[516] Pavement | Here | 1992
[515] Peter Bjorn and John | Young Folks | 2006
[514] Radiohead | Everything in Its Right Place | 2000
[513] Screamin' Jay Hawkins | I Put a Spell on You | 1956
[512] Aerosmith | Dream On | 1973
[511] Peter Gabriel | In Your Eyes | 1986
[510] The Cure | Close To Me | 1989
[509] Neil Young | Cinnamon Girl | 1970
[508] Love | The Red Telephone | 1967
[507] Dionne Warwick | Walk on By | 1964
[506] Steppenwolf | Born to be Wild | 1968
[505] 2pac | California Love | 1995
[504] David Axelrod | The Human Abstract | 1969
[503] The Beatles | Two of Us | 1970
[502] Van Morrison | Sweet Thing | 1968
[501] Justin Timberlake | What Goes Around…Comes Around | 2007

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Here are songs number 1000-900. The level of significance is extremely low at this point, with songs that received only a single fifth place vote making the cut. However, I would feel weird starting anywhere else except for 500, and I really think the songs in this lower range are excellent and deserve to be listened to.

Here you go:

[1000] Tindersticks | She's Gone | 1993*

[999] Miles Davis | Shh/Peaceful | 1969*

[998] Blur | Stereotypes | 1996*

[997] Camera Obscura | Suspended From Class | 2004*

[996] Bill Evans | Time Remembered | 1958*

[995] Neutral Milk Hotel | Two Headed Boy | 1998*

[994] Soft Verdict | Struggle for Pleasure | 1983*

[993] Jeff Buckley | Last Goodbye | 1994

[992] Bruce Springsteen | Incident on 57th Street | 1973

[991] Radiohead | Where I End and You Begin | 2003

[990] Chuck Berry | Memphis, Tennessee | 1963

[989] Yeah Yeah Yeahs | Zero | 2009

[988] R.E.M. | World Leader Pretend | 1988

[987] The Beatles | Girl | 1965

[986] Pearl Jam | Jeremy | 1991

[985] Newsboys | Entertaining Angels | 1998

[984] Arcade Fire | Neighborhood #2 (Laika) | 2004

[983] Sam Cooke | You Send Me | 1957

[982] Dick Dale & His Del-Tones | Misirlou | 1962

[981] Joe Cocker | With a Little Help From My
Friends | 1968

[980] Arcade Fire | Intervention | 2007

[979] Dolly Parton | Jolene | 1973

[978] Carole King | It's Too Late | 1971

[977] Aaliyah | Try Again | 2000

[976] Steely Dan | My Old School | 1973

[975] Simon & Garfunkel | Cecilia | 1970

[974] The Kinks | Picture Book | 1968

[973] Eurythmics | Here Comes the Rain Again | 1984

[972] Blur | Country House | 1995*

[971] Jorma Kaukonen | Genesis | 1974*

[970] Pavement | Jackals, False Grails; The Lonesome
Era | 1992*

[969] Seigmen | Ohm | 1994*

[968] Capitol K | Pillow | 2002*

[967] Joe Firstman | Saving All the Love | 2003*

[966] Marianne Faithfull | The Ballad of Lucy Jordan
| 1979*

[965] The Walker Brothers | The Electrician | 1978*

[964] Buck 65 | Wicked and Weird | 2003*

[963] Etoile de Dakar | H'badane | 1980*

[962] Deep Purple | Child in Time | 1971

[961] Bob Dylan & The Band | This Wheel's on Fire | 1975

[960] James Mason | Rhythm of Life | 1977

[959] Dinosaur Jr. | Little Furry Things | 1987

[958] David Bowie | Rock 'n Roll Suicide | 1972

[957] Mission of Burma | That's When I Reach For My Revolver | 1981

[956] The United States of America | Love Song For The Dead Che | 1968

[955] TV on the Radio | DLZ | 2008

[954] The Beatles | Because | 1969

[953] R.E.M. | Drive | 1992

[952] Belle and Sebastian | I'm Waking Up To Us | 2001

[951] The Shins | Saint Simon | 2003

[950] Spiritualized | Broken Heart | 1997

[949] Janet Jackson | This Time | 1993

[948] Blur | Out Of Time | 2003

[947] Jefferson Airplane | Somebody to Love | 1967

[946] Radiohead | Climbing Up the Walls | 1997

[945] Rusted Root | Send Me On My Way | 1992

[944] Prince | I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man | 1987

[943] The Zombies | Beechwood Park | 1968

[942] Queens of the Stone Age | A Song for the Deaf | 2002*

[941] Gin Blossoms | Allison Road | 1994*

[940] Tindersticks | Another Night In | 1997*

[939] Depeche Mode | Barrel of a Gun | 1997*

[938] Fleet Foxes | He Doesn't Know Why | 2008*

[937] Sonic Youth | Hey Joni | 1988*

[936] Nick Heyward | Kite | 1993*

[935] Booker T. & The MG's | Melting Pot | 1971*

[934] The Thermals | A Pillar of Salt | 2007

[933] Madonna | Oh Father | 1989

[932] Wire | The 15th | 1979

[931] The Clash | Complete Control | 1977

[930] Interpol | Obstacle 1 | 2002

[929] Manic Street Preachers | A Design For Life | 1996

[928] Prince | Take Me With U | 1984

[927] Elvis Presley | Mystery Train | 1955

[926] The Strokes | Reptilia | 2003

[925] Sigur Ros | Hoppipolla | 2005

[924] Todd Rundgren | Hello It's Me | 1972

[923] Oasis | Supersonic | 1994

[922] Billy Joel | Honesty | 1979

[921] The Strokes | 12:51 | 2003

[920] Rage Against the Machine | Bullet in the Head | 1993

[919] Eminem | Without Me | 2002

[918] Chic | Good Times | 1979

[917] Franz Ferdinand | Do You Want To? | 2005

[916] James Taylor | You've Got a Friend | 1971

[915] Elvis Presley | Can't Help Falling in Love | 1961

[914] Portishead | All Mine | 1997

[913] Elvis Costello | (The Angels Wanna Wear) My Red Shoes | 1977*

[912] Youngblood Brass Band | Brooklyn | 2003*

[911] Mint Royale | Don't Falter | 2000*

[910] Pavement | Frontwards | 1992

[909] R.E.M. | Gardening at Night | 1982*

[908] Bob Dylan & The Band | Goin' To Acapulco | 1975*

[907] Leadbelly | Goodnight Irene | 1932*

[906] Slade | Run Runaway | 1984*

[905] The English Beat | Save It For Later | 1982*

[904] Kashmir | The Aftermath | 2003*

[903] Judee Sill | The Kiss | 1973

[902] The Rapture | House Of Jealous Lovers | 2003

[901] Richard Thompson | 1952 Vincent Black Lightning | 1991

*Songs with only one vote

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I would have expected some of these to reach better rankings (especially Jeremy and A Design for Life) but most importantly I'm glad somebody else has voted for A Pillar of Salt by the Thermals, a really great sound, very inhabited and intense while rather short and fun.

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with songs that received only a single fifth place vote making the cut.


Great start, Jackson, thanks again for compiling all this.
"Goodnight Irene" by Leadbelly was my #2. Is it normal that it appears since you said that songs with an only 5th place voice make the cut
This song was recorded many many times by Leadbelly under different names. My favorite version is from 1944.
Anyway, it can't be from 1932 as you put it because Leadbelly recorded for the first time in july 1933 in Angola pen (and I guess Irene was in the lot but I'm not sure, I'm not at home so I can't check)
Sorry to be so pointy.

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with songs that received only a single fifth place vote making the cut.


Great start, Jackson, thanks again for compiling all this.
"Goodnight Irene" by Leadbelly was my #2. Is it normal that it appears since you said that songs with an only 5th place voice make the cut


Songs with only one #5 vote are between 994 and 1000 !
And I see my #3 somewhere below, so it seems that songs with only a #2 votes are falling around the 900th position.

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Anyway, starting at # 1000 is great because everyone can see his # 1

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Too bad Long5 was too late. He is my friend and I told him about this poll.

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Great start

Songs that I am glad to see on the list, but thought might have placed a bit higher include:

[986] Pearl Jam | Jeremy | 1991
[980] Arcade Fire | Intervention | 2007
[978] Carole King | It's Too Late | 1971 - should be much higher in my view - but is getting a bit dated and may be too much of a ballad for the AM crowd.
[976] Steely Dan | My Old School | 1973 - should be much higher in my view - but is getting a bit dated, and is pretty much limited to a chorus/verse/bridge composition.
[973] Eurythmics | Here Comes the Rain Again | 1984
[947] Jefferson Airplane | Somebody to Love | 1967
[924] Todd Rundgren | Hello It's Me | 1972
[922] Billy Joel | Honesty | 1979
[919] Eminem | Without Me | 2002
[916] James Taylor | You've Got a Friend | 1971

Pleasantly surprised to see as high as it is:
[905] The English Beat | Save It For Later | 1982*

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[993] Jeff Buckley | Last Goodbye | 1994


Bit of a surprise - #101 last time,didn't expect an almost 900 place drop...

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[993] Jeff Buckley | Last Goodbye | 1994

[989] Yeah Yeah Yeahs | Zero | 2009

[987] The Beatles | Girl | 1965

[986] Pearl Jam | Jeremy | 1991

[984] Arcade Fire | Neighborhood #2 (Laika) | 2004

Really? Totally unexpected for all of these. Thought they all would do really good.

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Lots of gems in this bunch, as well as several songs that received a lone number 1 vote.

900-801:

[900] The Supremes | Baby Love | 1964

[899] Deep Purple | Smoke on the Water | 1972

[898] Pixies | No. 13 Baby | 1989

[897] The Smiths | Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now | 1984

[896] Coldplay | Everything's Not Lost | 2000

[895] Stevie Wonder | Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You) | 1972

[894] Scott Walker | The Old Man's Back Again | 1969

[893] The National | Mr. November | 2005

[892] Creedence Clearwater Revival | Lookin’ Out My Back Door | 1970

[891] Bee Gees | How Deep Is Your Love | 1977

[890] John Coltrane | Acknowledgement | 1965

[889] Archie Shepp | Attica Blues | 1972

[888] The Kinks | The Village Green Preservation Society | 1968

[887] Bruce Springsteen | Spirits in the Night | 1973

[886] Neutral Milk Hotel | The King of Carrot Flowers, Pt. 1 | 1998

[885] White Stripes | Hotel Yorba | 2001

[884] Public Enemy | Rebel Without a Pause | 1988

[883] The Beach Boys | Forever | 1970

[882] Bob Dylan | One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later) | 1966

[881] Brian Eno | The Big Ship | 1975

[880] Chuck Berry | Roll Over Beethoven | 1956

[879] Petra | Beyond Belief | 1990 (One #1 Vote: Larry)

[878] 22 Pistepirkko | Birdy | 1992 (One #1 Vote: Petri)

[877] The Decemberists | The Legionnaire's Lament | 2002 (One #1 Vote: VanillaFire1000)

[876] Okkervil River | Westfall | 2002 (One #1 Vote: Ajackson)

[875] Lady Gaga | Bad Romance | 2009

[874] Radiohead | Nude | 2008

[873] OutKast | Roses | 2004

[872] Bon Iver | Re:Stacks | 2007

[871] Justin Timberlake | Cry Me a River | 2002

[870] Stevie Wonder | Golden Lady | 1973

[869] U2 | Bad | 1984

[868] The Replacements | Can't Hardly Wait | 1987

[867] Goo Goo Dolls | Iris | 1998

[866] Jane's Addiction | Jane Says | 1988

[865] Madonna | Borderline | 1984

[864] Bruce Springsteen | Brilliant Disguise | 1987

[863] Bruce Springsteen | Adam Raised a Cain | 1978

[862] The Supremes | You Can't Hurry Love | 1966

[861] The Beatles | Please Please Me | 1963

[860] The Pipettes | Pull Shapes | 2006

[859] Smokey Robinson & The Miracles | The Tears of a Clown | 1970

[858] The Beatles | I Will | 1968

[857] Patti Smith | Because the Night | 1978

[856] Steve Miller Band | The Joker | 1973

[855] Blur | For Tomorrow | 1993

[854] The Chamber Brothers | Time Has Come Today | 1966

[853] Donny Hathaway | I Love the Lord (He Heard My Cry) | 1973

[852] Michael Jackson | Human Nature | 1982

[851] Elvis Costello | This Year's Girl | 1978

[850] LCD Soundsystem | North American Scum | 2007

[849] Donny Hathaway | Someday We'll All Be Free | 1973

[848] Radiohead | The National Anthem | 2000

[847] Desmond Dekker | The Israelites | 1968

[846] MGMT | Electric Feel | 2007

[845] Neil Young | Cortez the Killer | 1975

[844] The Smiths | Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me | 1987

[843] LCD Soundsystem | New York, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down | 2007

[842] Blur | The Universal | 1995

[841] Led Zeppelin | When the Levee Breaks | 1971

[840] The Beatles | I Want You (She's So Heavy) | 1969

[839] Neil Young | Southern Man | 1971

[838] Magazine | Shot by Both Sides | 1978

[837] Gang of Four | Damaged Goods | 1978

[836] Smashing Pumpkins | Disarm | 1994

[835] Cocteau Twins | Spangle Maker | 1984

[834] Eric Clapton | Promises | 1978

[833] Prince | Computer Blue | 1984

[832] Tindersticks | Talk to Me | 1995

[831] Everly Brothers | Bye Bye Love | 1957

[830] Roy Orbison | In Dreams | 1963

[829] The Temptations | Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) | 1971

[828] Nas | N.Y. State of Mind | 1994

[827] Blondie | Call Me | 1980

[826] Bjork | It's Oh So Quiet | 1995

[825] Built To Spill | I Would Hurt a Fly | 1997

[824] The Cranberries | Zombie | 1994

[823] They Might Be Giants | Ana Ng | 1989

[822] Talking Heads | This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody) | 1982

[821] The Beatles | I Saw Her Standing There | 1963

[820] Townes Van Zandt | Pancho & Lefty | 1972

[819] Paul Simon | Diamonds on the Sole of Her Shoes | 1986

[818] Michael Jackson | Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' | 1983

[817] Metallica | Master of Puppets | 1986

[816] Brian Eno | St. Elmo's Fire | 1975

[815] The Band | Tears of Rage | 1968

[814] Bob Marley & The Wailers | Three Little Birds | 1977

[813] Aphex Twin | Windowlicker | 1999

[812] Ike & Tina Turner | River Deep, Mountain High | 1966

[811] The Penguins | Earth Angel | 1954

[810] Radiohead | Just | 1995

[809] Bill Withers | Lean On Me | 1972

[808] Regina Spektor | Fidelity | 2006

[807] The Monkees | Daydream Believer | 1967

[806] Prince | Sometimes It Snows in April | 1986

[805] Rihanna | Umbrella | 2007

[804] Jay-Z | Takeover | 2001

[803] David Bowie | Rebel Rebel | 1974

[802] Goo Goo Dolls | Slide | 1998

[801] Primal Scream | Loaded | 1991


841-837 is a pretty incredible run for this stage of the countdown. Also, why didn't Brian Eno get more support?

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I am stunned that Jeremy is so low, but the biggest shokc was the Smoke on the Water is at 899. I almost fell out of my chair when I saw that.

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I voted for it, but only at #430 or something. Who else voted for it?

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Aw man, jackals false grails the lonesome era was no 2 for me. Was sure it'd do higher.
Some of the other songs are huge as well, intervention, laika, zero,rebel rebel, just. Pixies just shouldn't be that low, neither should justin timberlake, outkast, spiritualized, a lot of beatles already which is quite ominous...

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[860] The Pipettes | Pull Shapes | 2006

[825] Built To Spill | I Would Hurt a Fly | 1997

[804] Jay-Z | Takeover | 2001


High five to those who voted for those songs, especially for I would Hurt a Fly which has been one of the biggest grower of the year for me (with Velvet Waltz from the same album) ; I can relate to that song on so many levels that it is almost disturbing, and I find it perfectly crafted, with one of the best use of a cello ever.

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841-837 is a pretty incredible run for this stage of the countdown. Also, why didn't Brian Eno get more support?


836 too, didn't Disarm did pretty well in the last poll ?

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Awesome start, Jackson! I'm absolutely stunned that someoby else voted for my #1 song!

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I am very curious as to who else voted for the following gems:

[895] Stevie Wonder | Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You) | 1972
[870] Stevie Wonder | Golden Lady | 1973
[809] Bill Withers | Lean On Me | 1972

I thought the following would have received more votes:
[857] Patti Smith | Because the Night | 1978
[850] LCD Soundsystem | North American Scum | 2007
[840] The Beatles | I Want You (She's So Heavy) | 1969
[839] Neil Young | Southern Man | 1971
[803] David Bowie | Rebel Rebel | 1974

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I'm going to post my master spreadsheet at the end of the poll so everyone can see who voted for what.

Disarm finished 237th in the `08 poll, so I guess you were right. I would have expected that song and the five before it to be much higher.

Joobalooba, I can say you will be very satisfied with the placement of other songs from most of the artists you mentioned.

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Nice that someone else voted for Neighborhood #2 (Laika), cause only the #1 and #3 of the suit seem to get acclaim...

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[810] Radiohead | Just | 1995

I wish I'd have submitted a ballot. (No I don't, it would have been way too much work.) This would have made top 500, it's my favorite song of Radiohead's.

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Here's 800-701. If this section doesn't showcase the diversity of the voting pool, I don't know what would.

[800] Buddy Holly | That'll Be The Day | 1957

[799] The Beatles | Things We Said Today | 1964

[798] Smokey Robinson & The Miracles | I Second That Emotion | 1967

[797] Little Richard | Long Tall Sally | 1956

[796] Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds | (Are You) The One That I've Been Waiting For | 1997

[795] James Brown | Papa's Got a Brand New Bag | 1965

[794] Herbie Hancock | Speak Like a Child | 1968

[793] Eminem | Lose Yourself | 2002

[792] The Beatles | She Said, She Said | 1966

[791] Public Enemy | She Watch Channel Zero?! | 1988

[790] Gang Gang Dance | House Jam | 2008

[789] Sly and the Family Stone | Stand! | 1969

[788] Neil Young | Only Love Can Break Your Heart | 1970

[787] Bryan Adams | Summer of `69 | 1985

[786] Television | Venus | 1977

[785] Sonic Youth | Schizophrenia | 1987

[784] My Bloody Valentine | Sometimes | 1991

[783] Bruce Springsteen | Dancing in the Dark | 1984

[782] Black Sabbath | Symptom of the Universe | 1975

[781] The Beatles | Can't Buy Me Love | 1964

[780] Carl Perkins | Blue Suede Shoes | 1956

[779] T. Rex | Children of the Revolution | 1972

[778] Erik Satie | Gymnopédies No. 1 | 1888

[777] The Modern Lovers | Roadrunner | 1976

[776] Marvin Gaye | Sexual Healing | 1982

[775] The Supremes | You Keep Me Hangin' On | 1966

[774] Arcade Fire | Keep The Car Running | 2007

[773] The Beatles | Sexy Sadie | 1968

[772] The Band | Unfaithful Servant | 1969

[771] Tim Buckley | Come Here Woman | 1970

[770] Curt Boettcher | Misty Mirage | 2000

[769] Brian Eno | By This River | 1977

[768] Tindersticks | Bathtime | 1997

[767] Third Eye Blind | Semi-Charmed Life | 1997

[766] Kings of Leon | Use Somebody | 2009

[765] The Beatles | The End | 1969

[764] Stars | Ageless Beauty | 2005

[763] Quincy Jones | Summer in the City | 1973

[762] Electric Light Orchestra | Livin' Thing | 1976

[761] The Smiths | What Difference Does it Make? | 1984

[760] Cowsills | A Time for Remembrance | 1968

[759] Lynyrd Skynyrd | Sweet Home Alabama | 1974

[758] Israel Kamakawiwo'ole | Somewhere Over the Rainbow | 1993

[757] The Beatles | Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band | 1967

[756] Jerry Lee Lewis | Great Balls of Fire | 1957

[755] Wilco | I Am Trying to Break Your Heart | 2002

[754] Sly and the Family Stone | Dance To The Music | 1968

[753] Sam Cooke | Bring It On Home To Me | 1962

[752] Kate Bush | Wuthering Heights | 1978

[751] Randy Newman | Louisiana 1927 | 1974

[750] Bobbi Humphrey | New York Times | 1974

[749] Sonic Youth | The Diamond Sea | 1995 (One #1 Vote: BeefSupreme)

[748] Fleetwood Mac | Dreams | 1977

[747] Depeche Mode | Home | 1997

[746] Ramones | Sheena is a Punkrocker | 1977

[745] Billy Joel | The Longest Time | 1984

[744] MC5 | Kick Out the Jams | 1969

[743] Righteous Brothers | You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling | 1965

[742] The Beatles | Drive My Car | 1966

[741] Jane's Addiction | Three Days | 1990

[740] Bjork | Joga | 1997

[739] The Strokes | Hard to Explain | 2001

[738] Elvis Costello | Oliver's Army | 1979

[737] Sparks | This Town Ain't Big Enough For the Both of Us | 1974

[736] Wipers | Youth of America | 1981

[735] Junior Senior | Move Your Feet | 2002

[734] LCD Soundsystem | Tribulations | 2005

[733] The Beatles | All My Loving | 1963

[732] T.I. | What You Know | 2006

[731] Alphaville | Forever Young | 1984

[730] Joni Mitchell | River | 1971

[729] MGMT | Weekend Wars | 2007

[728] The Beatles | Getting Better | 1967

[727] The Beach Boys | Let's Go Away for Awhile | 1966

[726] The Cardigans | Lovefool | 1996

[724] Steely Dan | Aja | 1977

[723] The Cure | Boys Don't Cry | 1979

[722] Moby | Porcelain | 2000

[721] Eagles | One of These Nights | 1975

[720] U2 | Pride (In the Name of Love) | 1984

[719] Coldplay | Viva La Vida | 2008

[718] Led Zeppelin | Babe I'm Gonna Leave You | 1969

[717] Aerosmith | Walk This Way | 1975

[716] The Lovin' Spoonful | Summer In The City | 1966

[715] Madness | Our House | 1982

[714] Queen and David Bowie | Under Pressure | 1981

[713] Beck | Beercan | 1994

[712] Curtis Mayfield | Right on For the Darkness | 1973

[711] Aretha Franklin | (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman | 1967

[710] Joy Division | Transmission | 1979

[709] King Crimson | 21st Century Schizoid Man | 1969

[708] Henry Mancini | Moon River | 1961

[707] Cream | Sunshine of Your Love | 1967

[706] GZA | Liquid Swords | 1995

[705] Justice vs Simian | We Are Your Friends | 2006

[704] Toto | Rosanna | 1982

[703] Underworld | Born Slippy | 1995

[702] Guns 'N Roses | Paradise City | 1987

[701] Animal Collective | Fireworks | 2007

Some notes:

"Joga," "Boys Don't Cry," and "Pride (In the Name of Love)" received seven votes each. In the `08 poll, the number 50 song ("I Want You Back") received 7 votes. Oddly, no song in the 700-601 section got 7 votes.

Two songs here received number 2 votes: "Speak Like a Child" (Fred) and "Right on for the Darkness" (sonofsamiam).

"She Watch Channel Zero?!" received no votes through the first 44 lists, but Mindrocker's 11 vote and my 152 vote lifted it here.

Henrik, I told you that you should have voted.
Your number one ended up rather low.

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I'm still shocked my Number 1 hasn't come up yet!

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[721] Eagles | One of These Nights | 1975

There goes my number 11.

I don't have One of These Nights in my draft top 50 "greatest songs" submittal in response to Listguy's poll; but I still enjoy listening to this song.

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[820] Townes Van Zandt | Pancho & Lefty | 1972

We missed you Paul (If you're ever watching)

And "Smoke On The Water" is very uncool these days (even though it wasn't on my list)

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I keep having to remind myself that being in the 700s of a poll like this is still a massive compliment, hehe.

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Nice to see someone else voted for "Entertaining Angels" :) Was that you, Larry?

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Time for the next section, 700-601.

[700] The B-52's | Love Shack | 1989

[699] Prince | Anna Stasia | 1988

[698] Bob Dylan | Just Like a Woman | 1966

[697] Rotary Connection | I Am the Black Gold of the Sun | 1971

[696] Vampire Weekend | M79 | 2007

[695] Patti Smith | Birdland | 1975

[694] The Cure | Lovesong | 1989

[693] Cocteau Twins | Ivo | 1984

[692] Primal Scream | Movin' On Up | 1991

[691] Old Dirty Bastard | Shimmy Shimmy Ya | 1995

[690] Ahmad Jamal Trio | I Love Music | 1970

[689] Prince | Something In The Water (Does Not Compute) | 1982 (One #1 Vote: Moonbeam)

[688] Pixies | Hey | 1989

[687] Squeeze | Tempted | 1980

[686] Blondie | The Tide is High | 1980

[685] James Brown | Give It Up, Turn It A Loose | 1969

[684] Stevie Wonder | He's Misstra Know-It-All | 1973

[683] Arcade Fire | In the Backseat | 2004

[682] Bob Marley & The Wailers | Waiting in Vain | 1977

[681] The Supremes | Where Did Our Love Go | 1964

[680] David Bowie | Young Americans | 1975

[679] Nine Inch Nails | Closer | 1994

[678] Jimmy Cliff | The Harder They Come | 1972

[677] R.E.M. | Find the River | 1993

[676] TV on the Radio | Halfway Home | 2008

[675] XTC | Dear God | 1986

[674] The Smiths | Cementry Gates | 1986

[673] Harry Nilsson | Everybody's Talkin' | 1969

[672] Elvis Presley | Jailhouse Rock | 1957

[671] Bjork | Pagan Poetry | 2001

[670] The Who | We're Not Gonna Take It | 1969

[669] Tom Waits | Jockey Full of Bourbon | 1985

[668] Pink Floyd | Time | 1973

[667] Blondie | Atomic | 1980

[666] The Stone Roses | Elephant Stone | 1989

[665] Oasis | Champagne Supernova | 1996

[664] The Who | Pinball Wizard | 1969

[663] Blur | Tender | 1999

[662] Prince | Controversy | 1981

[661] John Cale | Paris 1919 | 1973

[660] Fatboy Slim | Praise You | 1999

[659] Spencer Davis Group | Gimme Some Lovin' | 1966

[658] Percy Sledge | When A Man Loves A Woman | 1966

[657] The Clash | The Magnificent Seven | 1981

[656] Jimi Hendrix | Little Wing | 1967

[655] Bob Dylan | Love Minus Zero/No Limit | 1965

[654] Bob Dylan | All Along the Watchtower | 1968

[653] The Supremes | Stop! In The Name Of Love | 1965

[652] Talking Heads | The Great Curve | 1980

[651] Sly and the Family Stone | Runnin' Away | 1971

[650] Massive Attack | Angel | 1998

[649] The Beatles | Eight Days a Week | 1965

[648] David Bowie | Sound and Vision | 1977

[647] Cat Stevens | Father and Son | 1970

[646] Thin Lizzy | The Boys Are Back in Town | 1976

[645] Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young | Suite: Judy Blue Eyes | 1969

[644] Robert Wyatt | Little Red Riding Hood Hit the Road | 1974

[643] The Streets | Weak Become Heroes | 2002

[642] Nirvana | Dumb | 1993

[641] The Beach Boys | Please Let Me Wonder | 1970

[640] Stardust | Music Sounds Better With You | 1998

[639] The Beach Boys | In My Room | 1963

[638] The Smiths | Girlfriend in a Coma | 1987

[637] Super Furry Animals | Juxtaposed With U | 2001

[636] The Beatles | Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds | 1967

[635] Jethro Tull | Locomotive Breath | 1971

[634] Booker T. & The MG's | Green Onions | 1962

[633] The Rolling Stones | Street Fighting Man | 1968

[632] Righteous Brothers | Unchained Melody | 1965

[631] Steely Dan | Reelin' in the Years | 1973

[630] Lauryn Hill | Doo Wop (That Thing) | 1998

[629] Massive Attack | Protection | 1994

[628] Public Enemy | Welcome to the Terrodome | 1990

[627] Bob Dylan | Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands | 1966

[626] The Replacements | Answering Machine | 1984

[625] Sigur Ros | Svefn-g-englar | 1999

[624] The Association | Never My Love | 1967

[623] Depeche Mode | Personal Jesus | 1990

[622] Oasis | Don't Look Back in Anger | 1996

[621] Supergrass | Alright | 1995

[620] Fleet Foxes | White Winter Hymnal | 2008

[619] Roxy Music | If There is Something | 1972

[618] Bob Dylan | Simple Twist of Fate | 1975

[617] Beastie Boys | Fight For Your Right (To Party) | 1987

[616] Nick Drake | Pink Moon | 1972

[615] Roy Orbison | Oh, Pretty Woman | 1964

[614] The Pogues | Fairytale of New York | 1987

[613] Deerhunter | Nothing Ever Happened | 2008

[612] The Roots | The Seed 2.0 | 2003

[611] The Clash | Lost in the Supermarket | 1979

[610] The Temptations | Papa Was a Rolling Stone | 1972

[609] Otis Redding | I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) | 1965

[608] The Strokes | The Modern Age | 2001

[607] Arctic Monkeys | I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor | 2005

[606] Queen | Don't Stop Me Now | 1979

[605] Kate Bush | Cloudbusting | 1985

[604] R.E.M. | Stand | 1989

[603] Bjork | Hunter | 1997

[602] Elvis Costello | Accidents Will Happen | 1979

[601] Coldplay | Clocks | 2002

Moonbeam should really like this section, which features his number 1, 4 and 11 tracks. "Little Wing" received a number 2 vote from SR.

Bob Dylan dominated this section with five songs, though all of them were certainly deserving of acclaim.

The biggest casualty was "Juxtaposed With U," a fantastic pop song which placed 207th in the `05 poll and 245th in the `08 poll. "Sound and Vision" placed 395th in `05 and 298th in `08, and I'm personally a huge fan of it, so I was sad to see it this low.

Another big surprise was the lack of turnout for "White Winter Hymnal," the clear standout track from one of the forum's favorite recent albums. I didn't mind seeing fellow `08 track "Nothing Ever Happened" by Deerhunter top it, though.

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Quote: Daniel
Nice to see someone else voted for "Entertaining Angels" :) Was that you, Larry?


Yes.

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Jeez, so many of my favorites are coming up short of the top 500 here. Outside of Marvin Gaye, there seems to be a huge bias against MoTown here. The Supremes are getting shafted.

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Quote: VanillaFire1000
Jeez, so many of my favorites are coming up short of the top 500 here. Outside of Marvin Gaye, there seems to be a huge bias against MoTown here. The Supremes are getting shafted.


I agree that "You Keep Me Hanging On" should be much higher, even though I didn't vote for it. Maybe next time.

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Quote: Jackson

Moonbeam should really like this section, which features his number 1, 4 and 11 tracks. "Little Wing" received a number 2 vote from SR.


You've got that right! Also featuring here are several others in my top 50 and top 100. I was hoping for better for "Lovesong", "Personal Jesus" and "Pagan Poetry", but I'm pleasantly surprised by so many of my favorites doing this well.

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Will I be able to see beyond the top 1,000 on the master spreadsheet?

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Quote: Jackson
Quote: VanillaFire1000
Jeez, so many of my favorites are coming up short of the top 500 here. Outside of Marvin Gaye, there seems to be a huge bias against MoTown here. The Supremes are getting shafted.


I agree that "You Keep Me Hanging On" should be much higher, even though I didn't vote for it. Maybe next time.


Its just crazy to me that the most important girl group of all time is going to fail getting even one song into the top 500 (unless Love Child or I Hear a Symphony do significantly better than the rest, if they show up at all.)

To get a little more positive, do any more Decemberist songs show up?

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Now I'm really kicking myself for not getting my ballot in on time. Walk this Way was my numer 2, that would have helped it's placing.
I am also really surpriased Sweet Home Alabama is so low. It's usually at the top of these lists.

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I voted for Sweet Home Alabama (it was in my top 50)
Who else did ?
A very uncooooool song by 2010's standards (I can't believe those eighties are back)

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I like Sweet Home Alabama but I kept my list to only my absolute favorites. Because I knew if I went any further I would have been forced to go out to 2000 or something.

I think this board doesn't exactly court Lynyrd Skynyrd's primary regional demographic.

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2 Lynyrd Skynyrd songs in my list, but no Sweet Home Alabama. Got pretty tired of this one !

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Lynyrd Skynyrd: Everyone should vote for "Free Bird". Worlds coolest guitar solo. When you think it's about to end and you feel sorry it will, it continues for another three minutes :)

"Tuesday's Gone" is another killer.

Admittedly I had a crush on "Sweet Home Alabama" when I was 20.

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I loathe all things Lynyrd Skynyrd! And it's about time the 80s got their due! They've been so wrongfully maligned for so long.

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Quote: Jackson

[674] The Smiths | Cementry Gates | 1986

Haha - nice misspelling of the already misspelt 'Cemetry Gates'...

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Quote: Michael (guitar4799)
Will I be able to see beyond the top 1,000 on the master spreadsheet?


All 9,234 songs that received at least one vote appear on the spreadsheet. It's something to look forward to; it's an absolute beast that I've spent way too many hours of my spare time with.

Also, Lynyrd Skynyrd fans unhappy with the placement of "Sweet Home Alabama" will get their revenge later in the poll. I like the band, but their popular tracks aren't my favorite. I prefer the highly underrated "I Ain't the One" and "The Needle and the Spoon."

Also, that Smiths song has been in my iTunes as "Cementry Gates" ever since I got the song and I always assumed everyone else was wrong. To make things worse, I have (and love) the song "Cemetary Gates" by Pantera, which I consider a highlight of the metal genre (though I unfortunately forgot to vote for it).

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Wow! Definitely can't wait to see "the beast!"

and...
In my humble opinion, Sweet Home Alabama gets old after 5 listens.

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Quote: Michael (guitar4799)
Wow! Definitely can't wait to see "the beast!"

and...
In my humble opinion, Sweet Home Alabama gets old after 5 listens.


Would you mind changing your name in the forum? just so nobody gets you confused with me. thanks :)

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Time for a new group. We're getting into some major league songs here, so I'll only post 50 and leave the rest for the morning.

600-551:

[600] Stan Getz | The Girl From Ipanema | 1964

[599] Scott Walker | Farmer in the City | 1995

[598] Belle and Sebastian | Expectations | 1996

[597] Bon Iver | Skinny Love | 2007

[596] Hot Chip | Over And Over | 2006

[595] The Beatles | Day Tripper | 1965

[594] Parliament | Flash Light | 1978

[593] The Flaming Lips | Fight Test | 2002

[592] Public Enemy | Bring the Noise | 1987

[592] Jason Mraz | I'm Yours | 2008

[591] Emmylou Harris | Boulder to Birmingham | 1975

[590] Paul Simon | Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard | 1972

[589] Isley Brothers | Shout (Parts 1 and 2) | 1959

[588] Animal Collective | Who Could Win a Rabbit | 2004

[587] The Beatles | Golden Slumbers | 1969

[586] LCD Soundsystem | Losing My Edge | 2002

[585] Beck | Hotwax | 1996

[584] Led Zeppelin | Heartbreaker | 1969

[583] The Beach Boys | Caroline, No | 1966

[582] Johnny Cash | Ring of Fire | 1963

[581] Animal Collective | For Reverend Green | 2007

[580] The Beatles | Carry That Weight | 1969

[579] Tommy James & The Shondells | Crimson and Clover | 1968

[578] Electric Light Orchestra | Mr. Blue Sky | 1978

[577] The Beatles | I've Got a Feeling | 1970

[576] The Stone Roses | This is the One | 1989

[575] Bjork | Isobel | 1995

[574] The Four Tops | Reach Out (I'll Be There) | 1965

[573] Van Morrison | Tupelo Honey | 1971

[572] Gladys Knight & The Pips | Midnight Train To Georgia | 1973

[571] Justin Timberlake | My Love | 2006

[570] Interpol | N.Y.C. | 2002

[569] Can | Halleluwah | 1971 (One #1 Vote: Michael)

[568] Bob Dylan | Ballad of a Thin Man | 1965

[567] Van Morrison | Astral Weeks | 1968

[566] The Flaming Lips | Do You Realize?? | 2002

[565] Joanna Newsom | Peach Plum Pear | 2004

[564] Black Sabbath | Paranoid | 1970

[563] Fairport Convention | Who Knows Where The Time Goes? | 1968

[562] Men At Work | Down Under | 1981

[561] The Byrds | Eight Miles High | 1966

[560] The Smiths | The Boy With the Thorn in His Side | 1986

[559] Elliott Smith | Between the Bars | 1997

[558] Stevie Wonder | Too High | 1973

[557] Bob Dylan | The Times They Are A-Changin' | 1964

[556] Brian Eno | Spider and I | 1977

[555] The Velvet Underground | Sister Ray | 1968

[554] R.E.M. | The One I Love | 1987

[553] The Turtles | Happy Together | 1967

[552] The Rolling Stones | Let's Spend the Night Together | 1967

[551] Justice | D.A.N.C.E. | 2007


What the last group was to Moonbeam, this was to Michael, featuring his number 1, 4, and 12 songs (two of them are 18-minute epics that deserve much better).

"I'm Yours" is probably one of the most out-of-place songs to place this high. It received four votes, including a number 9.

"Do You Realize??", number 159 in the last poll, was one of the most surprising drops for me. I thought it had no chance of being out of the top 200.

Also dropping was "The Girl From Ipanema," which appeared a solid forum favorite after placing 113th in `05 and 120th in `08.

"This is the One" continues its fall from grace: it was a surprising number 67 in `05, and number 420 in `08.

Also, several people voted for the Beatles' Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End as one song. Since others voted for each separately, I just divided the points evenly among all 3 songs when people voted for the medley. If I had counted them together, the medley would have placed 116th overall.

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Quote: Michael (guitar4799)


and...
In my humble opinion, Sweet Home Alabama gets old after 5 listens.


I don't agree ! I've never got tired of that song, that great signature guitar riff, the piano, that groove, and everything. I love LS, but I really think it's their best song.

Here in France you don't hear it too often (and i never listen to the radio anyway). i know in the States it's a redneck anthem, although it was'nt exactly Ronnie Van Zandt's intention in the first place. the guy was far from being a racist cracker.
He just wanted to react to Neil Young's "Southern Man" and say something like "Why do you think we're ALL rednecks". From his point of view, it is defendable I guess. He was tired of Southern people being pointed at as a whole. And Van Zandt and Young were friends.

So here in paris just hear a good rock'n'roll song and a classic.

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Quote: Jackson

[559] Elliott Smith | Between the Bars | 1997


There goes my #2.
Glad to see Peach, Plum, Pear that high ; and surprised by For Reverend Green that high (one of the songs that where close to my list but fell just short). Looks like AC has gained huge momentum this past year.

nicolas, put Rires et Chansons on, and I'm pretty sure you will hear Sweet Home Alabama in less than one hour ^^

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Quote: Nassim


nicolas, put Rires et Chansons on


No.

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Quote: Jackson


"Do You Realize??", number 159 in the last poll, was one of the most surprising drops for me. I thought it had no chance of being out of the top 200.

Also dropping was "The Girl From Ipanema," which appeared a solid forum favorite after placing 113th in `05 and 120th in `08.


"Do You Realize??" was just singled out by the mainstream in 2002 when Yoshimi became a hit, and my personal opinion has caught up with it: good song, but not the standout of the album.

"The Girl From Impanema" may be hurt from people like me who did not include standards and jazz pieces.

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Quote: Jackson

[569] Can | Halleluwah | 1971 (One #1 Vote: Michael)


Might be seen as a symbol (best song imho) of the "Krautrock" era.

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Quote: Fred
Quote: Jackson

[569] Can | Halleluwah | 1971 (One #1 Vote: Michael)


Might be seen as a symbol (best song imho) of the "Krautrock" era.


words can't describe how much i love that song. also...

[592] Jason Mraz | I'm Yours | 2008

wtf?

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About the Beatles medley : If you had accepted it, it would have made better than 116th, because I had it in my top 20.
It is probably my favorite Beatles piece, but when I heard it wasn't eligible I simply took it out of my list.

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Quote: VanillaFire1000
Quote: Jackson


"Do You Realize??", number 159 in the last poll, was one of the most surprising drops for me. I thought it had no chance of being out of the top 200.

Also dropping was "The Girl From Ipanema," which appeared a solid forum favorite after placing 113th in `05 and 120th in `08.


"Do You Realize??" was just singled out by the mainstream in 2002 when Yoshimi became a hit, and my personal opinion has caught up with it: good song, but not the standout of the album.

"The Girl From Impanema" may be hurt from people like me who did not include standards and jazz pieces.


I wish more people included standards and jazz pieces.

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Quote: Fred
Quote: Jackson

[569] Can | Halleluwah | 1971 (One #1 Vote: Michael)


Might be seen as a symbol (best song imho) of the "Krautrock" era.


I voted for a couple dozen "Krautrock" songs, but not "Halleluwah". My bad.

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Quote: nicolas
About the Beatles medley : If you had accepted it, it would have made better than 116th, because I had it in my top 20.
It is probably my favorite Beatles piece, but when I heard it wasn't eligible I simply took it out of my list.


The only reason I didn't accept it as one song was because other people voted for each individual song separately. I think it would have been cool to see how high it could get if it were included as one medley, but on the other hand, the list really doesn't need any more high-placing Beatles songs.

I listened to "Halleluwah" again recently based on your placement, Michael, and I agree it is excellent. However, I find that it's long to the point where its length takes away from it ("Sister Ray" produces the same effect, and I love the Velvet Underground). It's hard for me to get the motivation to listen to songs this long unless they are jazz pieces or divided up into multiple parts (like my number 45 song, the 18-minute "Close to the Edge" by Yes).

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There's somewhat of a difficulty here that keeps the standards and jazz songs off of the final list... which version of these amazing songs do you pick?

I chose a bunch of songs from some of my favorite artists. But they are idiosyncratic picks. I know that no one else is going to be picking multiple Fred Astaire and Blossom Dearie numbers. I had Dinah Washington's searing live version of "I've Got You Under My Skin" in my top-50.... but how many other wonderful versions of that song have been recorded? I happen to like the Coltrane/Monk live version of "Blue Monk" from Carnegie Hall. Doubt anyone else chose that, if they even chose the original Monk version. There are a few uber-standards that seem to break through... most notably "Strange Fruit." That said, it would be nice to see some more picks... however unlikely they would be to make the top picks.

Maybe at some point we should have a "song" poll instead of a recordings poll. Maybe Porter, Gershwin, Coltrane, Ellington, Rodgers and Hart, etc. would get more attention in that poll?

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This will be the last bunch for the next few days, but I'll come back next week with at least songs 500-201.

Here's 550-501:

[550] Eels | Novocaine for the Soul | 1996

[549] Don McLean | American Pie | 1971

[548] Joy Division | Decades | 1980

[547] Depeche Mode | Enjoy the Silence | 1990

[546] Bruce Springsteen | Born in the U.S.A. | 1984

[545] Stevie Wonder | I Wish | 1976

[544] The Rolling Stones | Start Me Up | 1980

[543] Bob Seger | Night Moves | 1976

[542] Elis Regina and Antonio Carlos Jobim | Águas de Março | 1974

[541] The Beatles | Get Back | 1970

[540] Run-D.M.C. | Walk This Way | 1986

[539] Stevie Wonder | Sir Duke | 1976

[538] Iggy Pop | The Passenger | 1977

[537] The Velvet Underground | White Light/White Heat | 1968

[536] MGMT | Kids | 2007

[535] Blur | Parklife | 1994 (One #1 Vote: Toni)

[534] New Order | Crystal | 2001

[533] Simple Minds | Don't You (Forget About Me) | 1985

[532] James Taylor | Fire and Rain | 1970

[531] Wire | Mannequin | 1977

[530] Howlin' Wolf | Smokestack Lightning | 1956

[529] Smashing Pumpkins | Today | 1993

[528] David Bowie | Five Years | 1972

[527] Pharaoh Sanders | The Creator Has a Master Plan | 1969

[526] The Left Banke | Walk Away Renee | 1966

[525] David Bowie | Aladdin Sane | 1973

[524] The Clash | Rock the Casbah | 1982

[523] Blues Traveler | Hook | 1995

[522] Leonard Cohen | So Long, Marianne | 1967

[521] PJ Harvey | Down By the Water | 1995

[520] Bob Marley & The Wailers | Get Up, Stand Up | 1973

[519] The Smiths | I Know It's Over | 1986

[518] Bruce Springsteen | Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out | 1975

[517] Elton John | Tiny Dancer | 1972

[516] Pavement | Here | 1992

[515] Peter Bjorn and John | Young Folks | 2006

[514] Radiohead | Everything in Its Right Place | 2000

[513] Screamin' Jay Hawkins | I Put a Spell on You | 1956

[512] Aerosmith | Dream On | 1973

[511] Peter Gabriel | In Your Eyes | 1986

[510] The Cure | Close To Me | 1989

[509] Neil Young | Cinnamon Girl | 1970

[508] Love | The Red Telephone | 1967

[507] Dionne Warwick | Walk on By | 1964

[506] Steppenwolf | Born to be Wild | 1968

[505] 2pac | California Love | 1995

[504] David Axelrod | The Human Abstract | 1969

[503] The Beatles | Two of Us | 1970

[502] Van Morrison | Sweet Thing | 1968

[501] Justin Timberlake | What Goes Around…Comes Around | 2007

Great songs in this group! Strange to see JT top them all, though.

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I find this all quite interesting! I am really looking forward to seeing the last 500 songs!

Typical me, I have made the results thus far into a spreadsheet, and here are some observations of the bottom half:

ARTISTS WITH MORE THAN ONE ENTRY:

Aerosmith - 2
Animal Collective - 3
Arcade Fire - 4
The Band - 5
The Beach Boys - 5
The Beatles - 23
Beck - 2
Belle and Sebastian - 2
Billy Joel - 2
Bjork - 5
Black Sabbath - 2
Blondie - 3
Blur - 7
Bob Dylan - 10
Bob Marley & The Wailers - 3
Bon Iver - 2
Booker T. & the MG's - 2
Brian Eno - 4
Bruce Springsteen - 7
Chuck Berry - 2
The Clash - 4
Cocteau Twins - 2
Coldplay - 3
The Cure - 3
David Bowie - 7
Deep Purple - 2
Depeche Mode - 4
Donny Hathaway - 2
Electric Light Orchestra - 2
Elvis Costello - 4
Elvis Presley - 3
Eminem - 2
The Flaming Lips - 2
Fleet Foxes - 2
Goo Goo Dolls - 2
Interpol - 2
James Brown - 2
James Taylor - 2
Joy Division - 2
Justin Timberlake - 3
Kate Bush - 2
The Kinks - 2
LCD Soundsystem - 4
Led Zeppelin - 3
Madonna - 2
Massive Attack - 2
MGMT - 3
Michael Jackson - 2
Neil Young - 4
Neutral Milk Honey - 2
Oasis - 3
Patti Smith - 2
Paul Simon - 2
Pavement - 3
Pixies - 2
Primal Scream - 2
Prince - 7
Public Enemy - 4
Queen - 2
R.E.M. - 6
Radiohead - 6
The Replacements - 2
Righteous Brothers - 2
The Rolling Stones - 3
Roy Orbison - 2
Sam Cooke - 2
Scott Walker - 2
Sigur Ros - 2
Sly and the Family Stone - 3
Smashing Pumpkins - 2
The Smiths - 7
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - 2
Sonic Youth - 3
Steely Dan - 3
Stevie Wonder - 6
The Stone Roses - 2
The Strokes - 4
The Supremes - 5
Talking Heads - 2
The Temptations - 2
Tindersticks - 4
TV on the Radio - 2
U2 - 2
Van Morrison - 3
The Velvet Underground - 2
The Who - 2
Wire - 2

Who has the most:
1. The Beatles - 23
2. Bob Dylan - 10
3= Blur - 7
3= Bruce Springsteen - 7
3= David Bowie - 7
3= Prince - 7
3= The Smiths - 7
8= R.E.M. - 6
8= Radiohead - 6
8= Stevie Wonder - 6
11=The Band - 5
11=The Beach Boys - 5
11=Bjork - 5
11=The Supremes - 5


YEARS WITH THE MORE THAN ONE SONG:
1956 - 5
1957 - 5
1961 - 2
1962 - 3
1963 - 7
1964 - 8
1965 - 12
1966 - 16
1967 - 14
1968 - 20
1969 - 20
1970 - 15
1971 - 14
1972 - 15
1973 - 20
1974 - 8
1975 - 13
1976 - 6
1977 - 15
1978 - 10
1979 - 10
1980 - 8
1981 - 6
1982 - 9
1983 - 2
1984 - 16
1985 - 4
1986 - 9
1987 - 12
1988 - 6
1989 - 10
1990 - 5
1991 - 5
1992 - 6
1993 - 9
1994 - 11
1995 - 15
1996 - 8
1997 - 13
1998 - 8
1999 - 4
2000 - 7
2001 - 8
2002 - 16
2003 - 11
2004 - 6
2005 - 6
2006 - 7
2007 - 16
2008 - 9
2009 - 3

Which Years Have the Most:
1968 - 20
1969 - 20
1973 - 20
1966 - 16
1984 - 16
2002 - 16
2007 - 16
1970 - 15
1972 - 15
1977 - 15
1995 - 15
1967 - 14
1971 - 14
1975 - 13
1997 - 13
1965 - 12
1987 - 12
1994 - 11
2003 - 11
1978 - 10
1979 - 10
1989 - 10


DECADES WITH THE MOST SONGS

1880s - 1 (0.2%)
1890s - 0
1900s - 0
1910s - 0
1920s - 0
1930s - 1 (0.2%)
1940s - 0
1950s - 14 (2.8%)
1960s - 103 (20.6%)
1970s - 126 (25.2%)
1980s - 82 (16.4%)
1990s - 84 (16.8%)
2000s - 89 (17.8%)

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Quote: Jackson
Quote: nicolas
About the Beatles medley : If you had accepted it, it would have made better than 116th, because I had it in my top 20.
It is probably my favorite Beatles piece, but when I heard it wasn't eligible I simply took it out of my list.


The only reason I didn't accept it as one song was because other people voted for each individual song separately. I think it would have been cool to see how high it could get if it were included as one medley, but on the other hand, the list really doesn't need any more high-placing Beatles songs.

I listened to "Halleluwah" again recently based on your placement, Michael, and I agree it is excellent. However, I find that it's long to the point where its length takes away from it ("Sister Ray" produces the same effect, and I love the Velvet Underground). It's hard for me to get the motivation to listen to songs this long unless they are jazz pieces or divided up into multiple parts (like my number 45 song, the 18-minute "Close to the Edge" by Yes).


i think if you're just listening melody-wise, i could understand that, but i just get lost in that beat. the drums keep me going for ever and ever and ever.

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Perhaps next time around, before ballots are submitted, it should be decided whether or not to count "Golden Slumbers"/"Carry That Weight"/"The End" as one song, or three separate ones, as it affects the placement on people's lists.

If I would have known that the points would have been divided into three, I would have probably ranked them at #3, #4, and #5, instead of clumping them together at #3.

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Why is this forum so against Jason Mraz's I'm Yours?

I thought the vote was supposed to be favorite songs of all-time at the moment, not the most influential, ground-breaking, critically acclaimed songs.

From wikipedia...
"It is currently the third best selling digital song of all time in the U.S., selling in excess of 4.4 million downloads."
"At 76 weeks on the Hot 100, it holds the record for most weeks spent on the chart, breaking the previous record set by LeAnn Rimes' song "How Do I Live" in 1998."
"I'm Yours" was nominated for Grammy Award for Song of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the 51st Grammy Awards.

Being that everyone here should have voted for their favorite songs of all-time AT THIS MOMENT, I'm confused on why people are surprised this pop song ranked rather high. Obviously from the stats listed above, many many many people enjoy the track.

I would agree that in 10 years this song will most likely fade into oblivion and the next time you do the poll it won't make the cut. It will be replaced by whatever song just spent 76 weeks on the Hot 100.

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I apologize Michael for making another post under your name, I'll use guitar4799 from this point on.

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Good points by guitar4799

In my experience, some of the AMers are routinely put off by mere pop hits and corporate rock.

It could be that despite the description for this poll as including votes for "your true favorites, not the songs you think are the greatest or best of all time;" that some of the poll participants have an innately superior sense of their taste in music, and are mortified at the idea that mere pedestrian hits should be considered "all-time" songs.

As a case in point, you mentioned the song "How Do I Live" as follows: "breaking the previous record set by LeAnn Rimes' song "How Do I Live" in 1998."

Do you think that "How Do I Live" will make the list? If not, then perhaps you can understand why folks who vote in these polls don't appreciate recent hit interlopers displacing well established and "properly" acclaimed songs.

If you look at my list, I think that you will see more accessible songs (some of which would properly be considered "pop") than on other lists submitted by poll participants. I often find that the top rated songs in AM are not necessarily my favorites, but instead are challenging - or demonstrate compositional skill, innovation, - or represent some new variation. I would argue that many of the poll participants (including myself) rather enjoy sharing obscure gems that others have not yet discovered or fully appreciated on their list.

I could be way off the mark on this, and would appreciate it if others would let me know whether or not they agree with my perspectives as described above.

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Quote: Michael (guitar4799)
Why is this forum so against Jason Mraz's I'm Yours?

I thought the vote was supposed to be favorite songs of all-time at the moment, not the most influential, ground-breaking, critically acclaimed songs.

From wikipedia...
"It is currently the third best selling digital song of all time in the U.S., selling in excess of 4.4 million downloads."
"At 76 weeks on the Hot 100, it holds the record for most weeks spent on the chart, breaking the previous record set by LeAnn Rimes' song "How Do I Live" in 1998."
"I'm Yours" was nominated for Grammy Award for Song of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the 51st Grammy Awards.

Being that everyone here should have voted for their favorite songs of all-time AT THIS MOMENT, I'm confused on why people are surprised this pop song ranked rather high. Obviously from the stats listed above, many many many people enjoy the track.

I would agree that in 10 years this song will most likely fade into oblivion and the next time you do the poll it won't make the cut. It will be replaced by whatever song just spent 76 weeks on the Hot 100.


Well, I think only 4 people voted for it -- the whole second 500 is generally a lot of random luck, considering we didn't have hundreds of submissions.

Anyway, regardless of what one think of the Mraz song, it just seems out of place in comparison to the rest. There are lots of other songs that sell huge amounts and get Grammy acclaim that will be nowhere near this list. My comment would be that it appears anomalous with expectations, not that it's a good or bad thing per se. Anyway, it's appearance is self-defining, it's in the list!


As far as Can and "Halleluwah" -- personally, I'm way more of an "Oh Yeah" fan. Just as rhythmically intense, shorter, and more melodic. The first 4 tracks of Tago Mago is quite a run no matter which one you individually prefer, though.

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For the benefit of the less experienced AM participants, perhaps you can more fully describe the normative view of "expectations," as you mention in the following:

"Anyway, regardless of what one think of the Mraz song, it just seems out of place in comparison to the rest. There are lots of other songs that sell huge amounts and get Grammy acclaim that will be nowhere near this list. My comment would be that it appears anomalous with expectations, not that it's a good or bad thing per se. Anyway, it's appearance is self-defining, it's in the list!

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Quote: guitar4799
I apologize Michael for making another post under your name, I'll use guitar4799 from this point on.


it's cool, bro. keep on keepin on.

Re: 2010 AMF All-Time Songs Poll: Results

As for Can, it's all about Monster Movie for me, although I voted for a fre other songs of theirs further down my list.

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Quote: Henry
For the benefit of the less experienced AM participants, perhaps you can more fully describe the normative view of "expectations," as you mention in the following:

"Anyway, regardless of what one think of the Mraz song, it just seems out of place in comparison to the rest. There are lots of other songs that sell huge amounts and get Grammy acclaim that will be nowhere near this list. My comment would be that it appears anomalous with expectations, not that it's a good or bad thing per se. Anyway, it's appearance is self-defining, it's in the list!


Past lists, and everything else already revealed in this list.

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Quote: sonofsamiam
Quote: Henry
For the benefit of the less experienced AM participants, perhaps you can more fully describe the normative view of "expectations," as you mention in the following:

"Anyway, regardless of what one think of the Mraz song, it just seems out of place in comparison to the rest. There are lots of other songs that sell huge amounts and get Grammy acclaim that will be nowhere near this list. My comment would be that it appears anomalous with expectations, not that it's a good or bad thing per se. Anyway, it's appearance is self-defining, it's in the list!


Past lists, and everything else already revealed in this list.


I appreciate that the explanation I have requested may be hard to articulate and I also appreciate the polite and expeditious response from sonofsamiam.

Perhaps another person could respond to my request who can provide an explanation that has additional pedagogical value by providing an explanatory description.

It may be my limitation as someone attempting to discern meaning, but so far I have not been able discern much learning from expressions such as "self-defining" and "everything else."

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I'm Yours isn't something I would choose to listen to, but as long as I'm at work and listening to pop songs against my will, I'm Yours is one I enjoy a bit. I'm happy when it comes on, because the alternative is Fergie.

I'm surprised it would rank at all in this crowd on an all time list. Maybe a 'best of the decade' list, but not an all time one.

I like the parody on SNL. "I like to do scatting. I find it easier than writing lyrics."

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I, for one, like it when someone throws on a few tracks like "Rosanna" or "I'm Yours." It gives me a sense that the compiler is trying to provide an honest overview of the songs that mean the most to him/her. We all have favorite tracks that we love more for the memories we associate with them and the feelings they evoke than for any intrinsic artistic merit or historical import.

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Quote: Stone
I, for one, like it when someone throws on a few tracks like "Rosanna" or "I'm Yours." It gives me a sense that the compiler is trying to provide an honest overview of the songs that mean the most to him/her. We all have favorite tracks that we love more for the memories we associate with them and the feelings they evoke than for any intrinsic artistic merit or historical import.


Spot On!

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Enjoyment is enjoyment, no matter the reason!

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There are no "guilty" pleasures.
No matter what the Red Khmers of rock critic think.

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No, but a lot of the people who listen exclusively to current pop songs are those who've never explored anything else, and only ever expose themselves to what's playing on the radio.

I'm Yours would have a chance of making my top 100 of it's year, but I'm just surprised that people who have more depth of exposure would put it on their list of greatest songs of all time.

@Fred: That's an idea. I could probably set that up in an Amazon elastic cloud, where all the top 1000 of the poll are available, and you need a password that I post on this forum to get in. (I would need help culling all the links to playable samples.)

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Quote: Stone
I, for one, like it when someone throws on a few tracks like "Rosanna" or "I'm Yours." It gives me a sense that the compiler is trying to provide an honest overview of the songs that mean the most to him/her. We all have favorite tracks that we love more for the memories we associate with them and the feelings they evoke than for any intrinsic artistic merit or historical import.

Ah, "Rosanna"...made #34 on my list ;) Yes, it made me happy to see that it made the Top 1000 cut. I can be in the crappiest of moods, and listening to "Rosanna" will cheer me right up. Definitely worthy of a spot in my all-time favourites. Perhaps that is the emotion a lot of people get when they listen to "I'm Yours"?

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Quote: Henry
Quote: Stone
I, for one, like it when someone throws on a few tracks like "Rosanna" or "I'm Yours." It gives me a sense that the compiler is trying to provide an honest overview of the songs that mean the most to him/her. We all have favorite tracks that we love more for the memories we associate with them and the feelings they evoke than for any intrinsic artistic merit or historical import.


Spot On!


Right, I certainly wasn't arguing that I'm Yours doesn't belong (it does, by virtue of getting the votes). It just sort of surprised me in the general context, but I'm always of the opinion that the more diversity of genre, known vs. unknown, time period, etc. is all for the better. The last thing we need is another retread of The Canon, and the appearance of personal and sentimental favorites makes for both a more honest representation and a more interesting final unveiling.

So yeah, more surprises please!

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Quote: Henry
Good points by guitar4799

In my experience, some of the AMers are routinely put off by mere pop hits and corporate rock.

It could be that despite the description for this poll as including votes for "your true favorites, not the songs you think are the greatest or best of all time;" that some of the poll participants have an innately superior sense of their taste in music, and are mortified at the idea that mere pedestrian hits should be considered "all-time" songs.

As a case in point, you mentioned the song "How Do I Live" as follows: "breaking the previous record set by LeAnn Rimes' song "How Do I Live" in 1998."

Do you think that "How Do I Live" will make the list? If not, then perhaps you can understand why folks who vote in these polls don't appreciate recent hit interlopers displacing well established and "properly" acclaimed songs.

If you look at my list, I think that you will see more accessible songs (some of which would properly be considered "pop") than on other lists submitted by poll participants. I often find that the top rated songs in AM are not necessarily my favorites, but instead are challenging - or demonstrate compositional skill, innovation, - or represent some new variation. I would argue that many of the poll participants (including myself) rather enjoy sharing obscure gems that others have not yet discovered or fully appreciated on their list.

I could be way off the mark on this, and would appreciate it if others would let me know whether or not they agree with my perspectives as described above.



For reasons unknown, I would never put "How Do I Live" on my favorites of all time list and definitely would never expect it to make the cut on this list. I just don't see I'm Yours and How Do I Live to be of the same quality (even though they were both huge hits on the hot 100). I can't explain why I get annoyed when I hear Lee Ann Rimes sing, but not when I hear Mraz sing.

Others huge songs I would never expect to see make the cut that would be on the same plain as How Do I Live:
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion

Although I hate these huge songs, for some reason I'm Yours hits the spot for me.

It could possibly be b/c I enjoy playing and singing with my acoustic guitar, I only wish that I could sing as well as Mraz does and make that song sound as good as he does.

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After my extensive post about Rosanna from last year, you know that I had it in my list (albeit in the 400's).

"Meet you all the way!"

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What's wrong with "Rosanna"?

Actually, this is an interesting discussion - when I made my list, I intentionally decided not to exclude any so-called "guilty" pleasures, no matter how cheesy (I even had the dreaded "My Heart Will Go On" in my top 2000). I just liked the idea of 'frivolous' pop hits rubbing shoulders with more serious fare. Even more, I wanted to be perfectly honest!

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I like "Rosanna" but from Toto IV, I prefer "I Won't Hold You Back" and "Africa." And, in terms of songs inspired by Rosanna Arquette, I am going with "In Your Eyes," which came close to making the top 500 of the poll.

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Honesty is the best policy! Seriously, you can say a song is great, but if you never listen to it and flip past it when on shuffle, how great is it?

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My favorite Toto song is "Hold the Line."

Didn't make my top 500 or top 1800, but I still enjoy it.

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Quote: Henry
My favorite Toto song is "Hold the Line."

Didn't make my top 500 or top 1800, but I still enjoy it.

My Favorite would also be Hold the Line, not to take anything away from Africa.

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I prefer Africa to Rosanna by a fair margin. I am a bit surprised that a 14 year old would care a hoot about an old-timer studio band such as Toto.

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I enjoy Men at Work hits more thant Toto's ! I'd take Down Under or Overkill (which ended really close to my top 500) over Africa or Hold the Line !

I don't have much 80's FM rock in my list (I don't think I have any in fact), maybe a generation thing because I have FM hits like Mr Jones by Counting Crows or It's Probably Me by Sting and Clapton in my list.

What could be considered as "guilty pleasures" in my list is much more made of skate-punk (early Blink-182, Millencolin, Feeder...) or nu-metal (Slipknot, Lostprophets...)

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Quote: Nassim
I enjoy Men at Work hits more thant Toto's ! I'd take Down Under or Overkill (which ended really close to my top 500) over Africa or Hold the Line !


Me too ! Both MAW hits were in my top 500.

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I'm an "Africa" guy all the way.

As far as Men at Work, I prefer the semi-forgotten yet really great "It's a Mistake".

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I'm back and ready to roll, with sweet formatting.

500-481:


[500] U2 – New Year’s Day
[1983] War
[786,3 Points, 5 Votes, 153 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: 199
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 436

Fan: Oscar (23)

[499] The Knife – Silent Shout
[2006] Silent Shout
[787.6 Points, 5 Votes, 157 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 2048

Fan: Hauke (23)

[498] The B-52’s – Rock Lobster
[1978] The B-52’s
[789.8 Points, 5 Votes, 158 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 284

Fan: Hauke (42)

[497] Pavement – Fillmore Jive
[1994] Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
[791.5 Points, 3 Votes, 263 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: N/A

Fan: Brad (1)

[496] Stevie Wonder – Higher Ground
[1973] Innervisions
[792.4 Points, 6 Votes, 132 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 750

Fan: BillAdama (45)

[495] a-ha – Take On Me
[1985] Hunting High and Low
[793.0 Points, 5 Votes, 158 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 1210

Fan: Stephan (31)

[494] Deee-Lite – Groove Is In The Heart
[1990] World Clique
[793.9 Points, 7 Votes, 113.4 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: 186
AM 3000: 197

Fan: Schwah (57)

[493] Neil Young – After The Goldrush
[1970] After The Goldrush
[795.6 Points, 7 Votes, 113.7 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: 143
2008: 62
AM 3000: 1601

Fan: Nicolas (16)

[492] Portishead – Roads
[1994] Dummy
[796.0 Points, 4 Votes, 199 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: 189
2008: 280
AM 3000: N/A

Fan:Nassim (11)

[491] Creedence Clearwater Revival – Have You Ever Seen The Rain?
[1971] Pendulum
[796.6 Points, 6 Votes, 132 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: 324
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 1456

Fan: Todd (32)


[490] Elvis Costello – Radio Radio
[1978] This Year’s Model
[796.7 Points, 6 Votes, 132 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 610

Fan: BillAdama (76)

[489] Sufjan Stevens – Come On! Feel The Illinoise!
[2005] Illinois
[797.4 Points, 3 Votes, 265 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: N/A

Fans: Michael (23), Toni (33)

[488] The Stone Roses – Fools Gold
[1989] The Stone Roses
[800.7 Points, 5 Votes, 160 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: 154
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 153

Fan:Guy (15)

[487] The Replacements – Alex Chilton
[1987] Pleased To Meet Me
[800.7 Points, 4 Votes, 200 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 1274

Fans: BeefSupreme (15)

[486] T. Rex – Bang a Gong (Get It On)
[1971] Electric Warrior
[803.1 Points, 6 Votes, 133 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: 174
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 110

Fan:Guy (88)

[485] Gorillaz – Clint Eastwood
[2001] Gorillaz
[807.2 Points, 7 Votes, 115 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 404

Fan: BeefSupreme (93)

[484] Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes
[1981] Mistaken Identity
[809.1 Points, 2 Votes, 404 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: 367
AM 3000: 887

Fans: Stephan (2), Midaso (30)

[483] Charles Mingus – The Shoes Of The Fisherman’s Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers
[1972] Let My Children Hear Music
[814.3 Points, 3 Votes, 271 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: N/A

Fan: Fred (8)

[482] Joy Division – Disorder
[1979] Unknown Pleasures
[815.2 Points, 6 Votes, 135 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: 178
2008: 179
AM 3000: N/A

Fan: Michel (92)

[481] The Beatles – If I Fell
[1964] A Hard Day’s Night
[816.6 Points, 5 Votes, 163 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: N/A

Fan: Stone (22)

Re: 2010 AMF All-Time Songs Poll: Results

Nice formatting!
However there seems to be a problem, you've only released 20. I think it would be easier for my heart if you released the 480 songs still to come now

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I'll try to get up to #400 today.

480-461:

[480] Pavement – Summer Babe
[1992] Slanted & Enchanted
[818.0 Points, 8 Votes, 102 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: 212
AM 3000: 389

Fan: Midaso (100)

[479] The Stone Roses – I Wanna Be Adored
[1989] The Stone Roses
[819.2 Points, 6 Votes, 136 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: 320
AM 3000: 710

Fan: 42david42 (31)

[478] Led Zeppelin – Kashmir
[1975] Physical Graffiti
[819.7 Points, 8 Votes, 102 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 403

Fan: BillAdama (44)

[477] The Beatles – Hello, Goodbye
[1967] Magical Mystery Tour
[820.6 Points, 7 Votes, 117 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: 203
AM 3000: 2634

Fan: VanillaFire1000 (35)


[476] Donna Summer – I Feel Love
[1977] I Remember Yesterday
[821.9 Points, 7 Votes, 117 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: 45
2008: 340
AM 3000: 148

Fan: Sonofsamiam (74)

[475] The Beatles – Don’t Let Me Down
[1969] Single
[822.4 Points, 5 Votes, 164 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 2018

Fan: Oscar (39)


[474] Bjork – Hyper-Ballad
[1995] Post
[822.5 Points, 6 Votes, 137 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: 388
2008: 265
AM 3000: N/A

Fan: Schwah (11)

[473] Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc.
[2005] Demon Days
[823.0 Points, 6 Votes, 137 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: 453
AM 3000: 522

Fan: SR (77)

[472] Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World
[1985] Songs From the Big Chair
[825.0 Points, 4 Votes, 206 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 2102

Fan: Midaso (9)

[471] Stevie Wonder – Uptight (Everything’s Alright)
[1966] Uptight
[825.9 Points, 4 Votes, 206 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 438

Fans: Guy (29), Brose (30)

[470] The Zombies – Care Of Cell 44
[1968] Odessey & Oracle
[833.2 Points, 7 Votes, 119 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: 144
2008: 289
AM 3000: N/A

Fan: Stone (69)

[469] The Beatles – You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
[1965] Help!
[837.2 Points, 5 Votes, 167 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: 248
2008: 489
AM 3000: 2285

Fan: Oscar (44)

[468] Johnny Cash – Folsom Prison Blues
[1956] Single
[837.9 Points, 7 Votes, 119 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 131

Fan: Nicolas (62)


[467] Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – The Mercy Seat
[1988] Tender Prey
[841.2 Points, 6 Votes, 140 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: 85
2008: 390
AM 3000: 730

Fan: Petri (40)

[466] Blondie – Heart Of Glass
[1979] Parallel Lines
[841.3 Points, 8 Votes, 105 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: 385
AM 3000: 206

Fan: VanillaFire1000 (135)

[465] Stevie Wonder – As
[1976] Songs In The Key Of Life
[841.5 Points, 8 Votes, 105 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: 242
2008: N/A
AM 3000: N/A

Fan: Henry (33)

[464] Portishead – The Rip
[2008] Third
[841.7 Points, 5 Votes, 168 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: N/A

Fan: Ajackson (18)

[463] U2 – I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
[1987] The Joshua Tree
[841.9 Points, 7 Votes, 120 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: 153
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 385

Fan: Henry (60)

[462] Pulp – This Is Hardcore
[1998] This Is Hardcore
[843.8 Points, 5 Votes, 169 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: 71
2008: 104
AM 3000: 1010

Fan: Vgrd (37)

[461] Wu-Tang Clan – Bring Da Ruckus
[1993] Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
[844.3 Points, 3 Votes, 281 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: N/A

Fans: Michael (10), Vgrd (47)

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Here's 20 more. Comments would be nice.

460-441:

[460] Led Zeppelin – Black Dog
[1971] Led Zeppelin IV
[846.1 Points, 5 Votes, 169 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: 410
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 1519

Fan: 42david42 (40)


[459] Paul Simon – You Can Call Me Al
[1986] Graceland
[847.3 Points, 4 Votes, 211 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 2134

Fans: Ajackson (15), Weezy (40)

[458] Pink Floyd – Shine On You Crazy Diamond
[1975] Wish You Were Here
[848.2 Points, 6 Votes, 141 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: 110
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 1522

Fan: 42david42 (17)

[457] Echo & The Bunnymen – The Killing Moon
[1984] Ocean Rain
[849.7 Points, 8 Votes, 106 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: 24
2008: 102
AM 3000: 758

Fan: Midaso (77)

[456] The Velvet Underground – All Tomorrow’s Parties
[1967] The Velvet Underground & Nico
[851.7 Points, 5 Votes, 170 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: 108
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 1305

Fan: Tim E (62)

[455] Marvin Gaye – Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
[1971] What’s Going On
[851.9 Points, 8 Votes, 106 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: 352
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 904

Fan: Henry (107)

[454] The Beatles – Dear Prudence
[1968] The Beatles
[853.6 Points, 7 Votes, 121 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: 134
2008: 217
AM 3000: 2946

Fan: Stone (75)

[453] Bob Dylan – Positively 4th Street
[1965] Single
[857.4 Points, 7 Votes, 122 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 432

Fan: Guy (44)

[452] Aretha Franklin – I Never Loved Another Man The Way I Love You
[1967] I Never Loved Another Man The Way I Love You
[860.2 Points, 3 Votes, 286 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 491

Fan: 42david42 (8), Mindrocker (34)


[451] Joy Division – She’s Lost Control
[1979] Unknown Pleasures
[860.9 Points, 5 Votes, 172 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 735

Fan: Anders (32), Hauke (48)

[450] Neutral Milk Hotel – Holland, 1945
[1998] In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
[866.5 Points, 4 Votes, 216 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: N/A

Fans: Jackson (29), SR (32)

[449] Sly & The Family Stone – Thank You (Falletinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
[1969] Stand!
[867.5 Points, 5 Votes, 173 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 304

Fan: Stone (28)

[448] Led Zeppelin – Dazed And Confused
[1969] Led Zeppelin I
[868.9 Points, 7 Votes, 124 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 480

Fan: SR (78)

[447] Blur – Coffee & TV
[1999] 13
[871.4 Points, 7 Votes, 124 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: 465
AM 3000: 2439

Fan: DepecheMode (80)

[446] The Rolling Stones – Moonlight Mile
[1971] Sticky Fingers
[874.6 Points, 4 Votes, 218 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: N/A

Fan: Brad (10)

[445] The Cars – Just What I Needed
[1978] The Cars
[875.0 Points, 6 Votes, 145 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 818

Fan: VanillaFire1000 (41)

[444] Neil Young – Heart Of Gold
[1972] Harvest
[875.1 Points, 9 Votes, 97 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 406

Fan: Rob (72)


[443] Guns ‘N Roses – Welcome To The Jungle
[1987] Appetite For Destruction
[877.5 Points, 6 Votes, 146 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 514

Fan: Michael B. (9)

[442] David Bowie – Suffragette City
[1972] Ziggy Stardust
[877.7 Points, 6 Votes, 146 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: 273
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 2129

Fan: Joobalooba (13)

[441] The Clash – White Man (In Hammersmith Palais)
[1978] Single
[878.6 Points, 5 Votes, 175 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: 372
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 144

Fan: Brad (8)

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Quote: Jackson

[458] Pink Floyd – Shine On You Crazy Diamond
[1975] Wish You Were Here
[848.2 Points, 6 Votes, 141 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: 110
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 1522

Fan: 42david42 (17)
Henry's comments:
1) Is this for all the parts of the song?
2) I noticed that a lot of these older songs dropped off in the 2008 poll. My guess is that the results are highly correlated to the participants. Is the spreadsheet of results from the 2008 poll available on this website?

[455] Marvin Gaye – Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
[1971] What’s Going On
[851.9 Points, 8 Votes, 106 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: 352
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 904

Fan: Henry (107)
Henry's comments:
1) Another classic that didn't make the cut in the 2008 poll.
2) 8 out of 46 is not too bad I guess. I haven't remembered too many of the songs on the list so far getting more than 8 votes. One of the exceptions is "Heart of Gold" below with 9 votes.

[446] The Rolling Stones – Moonlight Mile
[1971] Sticky Fingers
[874.6 Points, 4 Votes, 218 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: N/A

Fan: Brad (10)
Henry's comment: I am not yet a fan of this song. But, because Brad and others thought so highly of it, I am certainly going to give it a few more tries. It is very interesting to me that this song is rated so highly in this poll while it didn't make the cut in either 2005 or 2008. Was it included in a movie soundtrack or is there some other explanation of its newly found popularity?

[444] Neil Young – Heart Of Gold
[1972] Harvest
[875.1 Points, 9 Votes, 97 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 406

Fan: Rob (72)
Henry's comments:
1) Great song and album. Somehow I still prefer "After the Goldrush."
2) I am eagerly awaiting the first song to garner 23 votes - probably not until we are in the top 50 is my guess



Great job Jackson!!

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ROCK LOBSTER!?!

that's awesome! haha

Re: 2010 AMF All-Time Songs Poll: Results

Quote: Jackson
Here's 20 more. Comments would be nice.


I'm not really good at that exercise but here we go :

The Knife - Silent Shout :
Incredible song, the background beat sounds unpredictable and stressful. I consider Fever Ray as the modern "Praise of Folly" but no song in this solo project can come close to that one : stuck with madness, paranoia, anxiety, schizophrenia ? Better enjoy them on the dancefloor.

B-52's - Rock Lobster :
Talknig about madness, that one is totally wacky. Thus enjoyable. The bass riff does much of the effect of course but the main voice, the synth and the chorus all are pretty fun too.

Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground/As : some time ago I would have claimed that there was no comparaison and that Higher Ground was way better, but it has became a bit worn out while As is still a beautiful and sincere love declaration

Portishead - Roads :
My secound favourite song to appear in that top 1000 so far. I probably never heard a voice that much hurt and pure, the orchestration is delicate and simple, it is almost a light (but flawless) background on which Beth Gibbons brings one of the most beautiful singing performance ever.

Sufjan Stevens - Come on Feel the Illinoise
Not even in my top 5 songs of the album, but that's only a proof of how Illinoise is amazing

Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood : the only song I have ever sung live ! I don't know who wrote that Damon Albarn seems to have found there some of the awesome rythm that just exists naturally and is perfect by itself

Donna Summer - I Feel Love : one of the only disco song who has not aged a bit, still has avant-garde, slick and sexy

Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc : I really like when Damon Albarn goes for his melancholic side, and even though I think that he did better example of that with Gorillaz, the "windmill windmill" part is one of the highlights of it. Still, the De La Soul chorus could have been better.

Pulp - This is Hardcore : I don't like Pulp mostly... but the orchestration on this one is breathtaking, one of the best use of classical instruments of the 90s

Wu-Tang Clan - Bring Da Ruckus : I would not have chosen that song as my favourite of the album, but I'm glad to see it. Enter the Wu-Tang is so homogenous that I doubted any song of it could crack the top 500 ; for me that album is great from beginning to the end but has no real highlights, so people who like it might have divided their votes between all the songs (I think I voted for Protect Ya Neck, Da Mystery of Chessboxing and Tearz...). Buuuut I keep thinking their best song is I Can't Go To Sleep

The Beatles - Dear Prudence : I would understand if people found this one cheesy, I just consider it absolutely cute and positive, and the limit can be pretty narrow

Neutral Milk Hotel - Holland, 1945 : Frenetic, in a good way

Blur - Coffee & TV : among my favourite Blur tracks, I like songs sounding both tired and hopeful

Guns'N Roses - Welcome to the Jungle : fabulous intro and chorus could have been completed with almost anything to make a good song, but Slash's riff is the cherry on the top of the cake

Re: 2010 AMF All-Time Songs Poll: Results

ROCK LOBSTAH! Excellent presentation Jackson, and Midaso thanks for helping me put Bette Davis Eyes in the top 500.

Henry: Check the stickied topic titled "History of AM Forum Polls", it has the results of every major poll we've ever held.

Re: 2010 AMF All-Time Songs Poll: Results

A lot more Stevie Wonder than I would have predicted.
Also a lot of Led Zeppelin in that section.

Re: 2010 AMF All-Time Songs Poll: Results

There are a lot of songs in this bunch that made my list, but none in my top 100.

"Rock Lobster" is indeed a nice surprise! It definitely set the stage for their entire career. Funny story: I DJed a high school dance about 12 years ago and played this upon a teacher's request. He then proceeded to show the students how they used to dance to it back in '78.

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Quote: Stephan
ROCK LOBSTAH! Excellent presentation Jackson, and Midaso thanks for helping me put Bette Davis Eyes in the top 500.

Henry: Check the stickied topic titled "History of AM Forum Polls", it has the results of every major poll we've ever held.


I knew "Bette Davis Eyes" would garner a smile from you. It made my list at 712.

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Quote: Nassim

Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground/As : some time ago I would have claimed that there was no comparaison and that Higher Ground was way better, but it has became a bit worn out while As is still a beautiful and sincere love declaration


"As" is my choice for the best love song ever recorded.

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Quote: Henry

[446] The Rolling Stones – Moonlight Mile
[1971] Sticky Fingers
[874.6 Points, 4 Votes, 218 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: N/A

Fan: Brad (10)
Henry's comment: I am not yet a fan of this song. But, because Brad and others thought so highly of it, I am certainly going to give it a few more tries. It is very interesting to me that this song is rated so highly in this poll while it didn't make the cut in either 2005 or 2008. Was it included in a movie soundtrack or is there some other explanation of its newly found popularity?

Not sure about the answer to your question regarding recent soundtrack or other- I simply love this song. It provides a beautiful, epic denouement (?) to (arguably) the Stones finest album.

Also:
[441] The Clash – White Man (In Hammersmith Palais)
[1978] Single
[878.6 Points, 5 Votes, 175 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: 372
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 144

Fan: Brad (8)

This seems to be a mistake. I had White Man at #262!

Re: 2010 AMF All-Time Songs Poll: Results

BeefSupreme had it at number 8 and you, in fact, did have it at 262. Your lists were right next to each other on the spreadsheet and I merely read the wrong column.

Henry, I think everyone who voted for "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" voted for both parts, and if they didn't, then I counted it that way anyway.

The first song with more than 23 votes is number 12. The first song to reach double digits will be in tomorrow's group.

Also, I can't believe no one commented about "The Killing Moon" falling off a cliff. I discovered that song from the `05 poll results, and it's truly a classic.

Here's 440-421:

[440] The Beatles – With A Little Help From My Friends
[1967] Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
[878.8 Points, 7 Votes, 125 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 1450

Fan: Oscar (37)

[439] AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long
[1980] Back in Black
[879.1 Points, 7 Votes, 125 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 365

Fan: Rob (34)

[438] Eddie Cochran – Summertime Blues
[1958] Single
[880.6 Points, 6 Votes, 146 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: 448
AM 3000: 79

Fan: Vgrd (42)

[437] Public Enemy – Don’t Believe The Hype
[1988] It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
[882.5 Points, 4 Votes, 220 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 542

Fans: BillAdama (34), BeefSupreme (37)

[436] Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
[1998] In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
[882.7 Points, 5 Votes, 176 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: 457
AM 3000: N/A

Fan: Jackson (53)


[435] The Beatles – Helter Skelter
[1968] The Beatles
[887.5 Points, 4 Votes, 221 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: 401
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 832

Fan: Oscar (9)

[434] Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer
[1986] Slippery When Wet
[891.3 Points, 3 Votes, 297 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 362

Fans: Larry (8), Rob (14)

[433] Love – You Set The Scene
[1967] Forever Changes
[892.6 Points, 5 Votes, 178 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: 272
2008: 442
AM 3000: N/A

Fan: tsmzth (8)

[432] Steely Dan – Doctor Wu
[1975] Katy Lied
[892.6 Points, 4 Votes, 223 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: 292
AM 3000: N/A

Fan: Fred (1)

[431] Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time
[1984] She’s So Unusual
[894.7 Points, 5 Votes, 178 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 561

Fan: Stephan (42)

[430] N.W.A – Straight Outta Compton
[1988] Straight Outta Compton
[895.7 Points, 4 Votes, 224 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 765

Fans: Vgrd (22), Jackson (39)

[429] The Beach Boys – You Still Believe In Me
[1966] Pet Sounds
[896.0 Points, 5 Votes, 179 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: N/A

Fan: Todd (3)

[428] Lou Christie – Paint America Love
[1971] Paint America Love
[902.9 Points, 3 Votes, 301 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: 225
2008: N/A
AM 3000: N/A

Fans: Sonofsamiam (6), Fred (14)


[427] PJ Harvey – Rid Of Me
[1993] Rid Of Me
[907.0 Points, 4 Votes, 226 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: 365
AM 3000: 374

Fans: Anders (14), Schwah (28)

[426] New Order – Ceremony
[1981] Single
[908.6 Points, 5 Votes, 181 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: 181
AM 3000: 1527

Fans: Petri (35), Midaso (36)

[425] Motorhead – Ace Of Spades
[1980] Ace Of Spades
[908.8 Points, 5 Votes, 181 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 215

Fans: VanillaFire1000 (38), Mindrocker (48)

[424] Dirty Projectors – Stillness Is The Move
[2009] Bitte Orca
[909.6 Points, 7 Votes, 130 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: N/A

Fan: Nicolas (57)

[423] David Bowie – Starman
[1972] Ziggy Stardust
[910.6 Points, 8 Votes, 114 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: N/A
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 580

Fan: Hauke (89)

[422] The Rolling Stones – Wild Horses
[1971] Sticky Fingers
[911.0 Points, 7 Votes, 130 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: 164
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 426

Fan: Stone (46)

[421] The Beatles – She Loves You
[1963] Single
[912.0 Points, 5 Votes, 182 Pts./Vote]
Other Placements:
2005: 133
2008: N/A
AM 3000: 103

Fan: Oscar (41)

I feel that this group is a bit of a step down from the previous one, which had some massive songs and artists, but there are still some highlights.

In The Aeroplane Over The Sea: Probably the simplest chords available are taken to incredible emotional heights in this song, which unfortunately is the last song from its album to make the list. One thing that annoyed me about the voting was that many classic albums were underrepresented on the list if they didn't feature any classic singles. ITAOTS is a top-50 album here, and it can't get a song into the top 400? There are other examples too.

Straight Outta Compton: Probably the most badass song ever written. Great delivery, passion, and atmosphere.

You Set the Scene: An incredible composition from another T50 album that got shafted in this poll. Beautiful orchestration and the best lyrics of any song on Forever Changes.

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