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After careful tabulation and intense fascination, our beloved list has arrived. A total of 37 posters contributed, resulting in a list of 4,133 songs! It has been my great pleasure and privilege to compile this list, and it will be my honor to reveal it. I know that I will be using this list to discover some great new music, which is a big bonus! I only hope that I can do this list the justice it deserves.
I'm not sure what schedule I will follow, but the grand list will comprise 200 songs, as that was the maximum number allowed in each ballot. I do believe our list is better than the 2005 poll, as the results are much more varied. Indeed, no single artist scored more than 10 songs in the top 200! This is going to be a lot of fun, and I hope to keep the discussion light and productive!
Although the main list will contain 200 songs, the songs that nearly made the cut are always worth noting. So, my friends, I give you the "bubbling under chart", revealed in reverse order. Note: there will be a few ties!
I give you titles 406 - 500:
492 . Beach Boys, The - Forever
492 . Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Grand Dark Feeling of Emptiness
492 . Bruce Springsteen - Something in the Night
492 . Chris de Burgh - The Lady In Red
492 . Fratellis, The - Whistle for the Choir
492 . Nancy Sinatra - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
492 . Prince - Crystal Ball
492 . Richard Hawley - Something is…!
492 . Simon and Garfunkel - Kathy's Song
492 . Super Furry Animals - Run! Christian, Run!
492 . Tom Waits - In the Neighborhood
492 . Triffids, The - Red Pony
492 . Wilco - Pot Kettle Black
491 . Gang of Four - Damaged Goods
490 . Bob Dylan - Ballad of a Thin Man
489 . Beatles, The - You've Gotta Hide Your Love Away
488 . Beach Boys, The - Sloop John B
487 . United States of America - Love Song For The Dead Che
486 . Pink Floyd - Time
485 . Jimmy Cliff - Many Rivers To Cross
484 . Cure, The - Plainsong
483 . Nirvana - Dumb
482 . Supremes, The - You Can't Hurry Love
481 . Neil Young - Like a Hurricane
480 . Sufjan Stevens - Cashmir Pulaski Day
479 . Primal Scream - Higher Than the Sun
478 . Stooges, The - I Wanna Be Your Dog
477 . Who, The - I Can't Explain
476 . Van Morrison - Into the Mystic
475 . Hoagy Carmichael - Stardust
466 . Belle and Sebastian - The State I Am in
466 . Bill Evans - Time Remembered
466 . Coldplay - Everything's Not Lost
466 . Guided By Voices - I Am a Tree
466 . Jefferson Airplane - Eskimo Blue Day
466 . Love - The Red Telephone
466 . Pulp - I Spy
466 . Richard Thompson - 1952 Vincent Black Lightning
466 . Tom Waits - Who Are You
465 . Blur - Coffee & TV
464 . Goldfrapp - Lovely Head
463 . Smiths, The - The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
462 . Roy Orbison - Oh, Pretty Woman
461 . Jackie Wilson - Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher
460 . Hank Williams - Move It On Over
459 . Manic Street Preachers - A Design For Life
458 . Hank Williams - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
457 . Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
456 . Bob Marley and the Wailers - Is This Love?
455 . Bruce Springsteen - Atlantic City
454 . Nirvana - All Apologies
453 . Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc
452 . John Lennon - Instant Karma
451 . Rolling Stones, The - You Can't Always Get What You Want
450 . Temptations, The - My Girl
449 . Little Richard - Good Golly Miss Molly
448 . Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues
447 . Liz Phair - Polyester Bride
446 . Missy Elliott - Get Ur Freak On
445 . Funkadelic - Promentalshitbackwashpsychosis Enema Squad
444 . Massive Attack - Protection
443 . Underworld - Born Slippy
442 . Love - You Set The Scene
441 . Brian Eno - Needle's In A Camal's Eye
440 . National, The - Fake Empire
439 . Robert Wyatt - Little Red Riding Hood Hit the Road
438 . Roxy Music - More Than This
431 . Beatles, The - Come together
431 . Curt Boettcher - Misty Mirage
431 . Ed Harcourt - This one's for you
431 . Grant Lee Buffalo - Fuzzy
431 . Marianne Faithful - The Ballad of Lucy Jordan
431 . R.E.M. - Maps and Legends
431 . Velvet Underground, The - I Heard Her Call My Name
430 . Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under the Bridge
429 . Smashing Pumpkins, The - Mayonaise
428 . Bob Dylan - Knockin' on Heaven's Door
427 . Beatles, The - Nowhere Man
426 . Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill
425 . ABBA - Dancing Queen
424 . Suzanne Vega - Luka
423 . Carole King - You've Got A Friend
422 . Smashing Pumpkins, The - For Martha
421 . Parliament - Flash Light
420 . Stone Roses, The - This Is the One
419 . They Might Be Giants - Ana Ng
418 . Radiohead - Creep
417 . Radiohead - Street Spirit (Fade Out)
416 . OutKast - Ms. Jackson
415 . Left Banke, The - Walk Away Renee
414 . Brian Eno - The Big Ship
413 . Rolling Stones, The - Street Fighting Man
412 . Velvet Underground, The - Rock and Roll
410 . Elvis Presley - Blue Moon
410 . My Bloody Valentine - Only Shallow
409 . Prince - The Cross
408 . Beatles, The - Penny Lane
407 . Nirvana - Lithium
406 . Kinks, The - Sunny Afternoon
Looking at this list, I can see some of my highly placed outliers (ones that I suspect I was the only person to give a vote), so it's nice to see them get some love on the bubbling under ticket.
This is going to be fun!
I see some songs I placed high on my list, and that I guess nobody else listed. Nice to see them on a list, but it's sad that nobody else loves them as much as I do.
Yeah, the ties are for the most part going to occur when the song is listed on one (or two) ballots. The 2005 poll didn't allow songs that appeared on a single ballot to make the chart, but I figure that if a song is good enough to be ranked at least number 6 (which corresponds to places 492) on someone's list, it deserves print here. I'm going to try to listen to every song in the top 500 over the next few months, as I value the opinions of everybody here.
Places 301 - 400:
400 . Bob Marley and the Wailers - Sun Is Shining
400 . Clash, The - Complete Control
400 . Jimi Hendrix - Burning of the Midnight Lamp
400 . Kinks, The - Shangri-La
400 . Queens of the Stone Age - A Song for the Deaf
400 . Walker Brothers - The Electrician
399 . Nick Drake - Things Behind the Sun
398 . Marlena Shaw - California Soul
397 . Nick Drake - Pink Moon
396 . PJ Harvey - Down by the Water
395 . Edwin Starr - War
394 . Guided By Voices - I Am A Scientist
393 . R.E.M. - Perfect Circle
392 . Radiohead - Lucky
391 . Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Till You Get Enough
390 . Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - The Mercy Seat
389 . Tindersticks - My Sister
388 . Church, The - Under the Milky Way
387 . Sly and the Family Stone - Everyday People
386 . Beatles, The - She Said She Said
385 . Hives, The - Hate to Say I Told You So
384 . Blondie - Heart of Glass
383 . Desmond Dekker - The Israelites
382 . Nico - These Days
381 . Marillion - Kayleigh
380 . Band, The - The Weight
379 . Blur - Parklife
378 . My Morning Jacket - Gideon
367 . Blur - Jubilee
367 . Charles Mingus - Modes D, E, F: Trio & Group Dancers, Single Solos & Group Dance, Group & Solo Dance
367 . Claude Debussy - Nuages
367 . Elliott Smith - Between the Bars
367 . Fall, The - Slates, Slags, Etc
367 . Joan Baez - James & The Gang
367 . Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes
367 . Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
367 . Neutral Milk Hotel - Oh Comely
367 . Robbie Williams - Rock DJ
367 . Tish Hinojosa - Donde Voy (Where I Go)
366 . Violent Femmes - Blister In The Sun
365 . PJ Harvey - Rid of Me
364 . Pixies - Here Comes Your Man
363 . Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade of Pale
362 . Only Ones - Another Girl, Another Planet
361 . Rolling Stones, The - Rocks Off
360 . Joni Mitchell - Free Man In Paris
359 . Dusty Springfield - Son of a Preacher Man
358 . Cure, The - Lovesong
357 . Beatles, The - She's Leaving Home
356 . Frank Zappa - Inca Roads
355 . Fela Kuti - Zombie
354 . Fugazi - Waiting Room
353 . Magazine - Shot By Both Sides
345 . Bruce Springsteen - Valentine's Day
345 . Curtis Mayfield - Right on for the Darkness
345 . Frank Zappa - Yo' Mama
345 . Glen Campbell - By the time I get to Phoenix
345 . Leadbelly - Goodnight Irene
345 . Pearl Jam - Release
345 . Prince - Something in the Water (Does Not Compute)
345 . R.E.M. - Stand
344 . Annie - My Heartbeat
343 . Sugarcubes, The - Birthday
342 . Smiths, The - This Charming Man
341 . Ramones, The - Sheena Is a Punk Rocker
340 . Donna Summer - I Feel Love
339 . Toots and The Maytals - Pressure Drop
338 . Bob Dylan - Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again
337 . Beatles, The - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
336 . Leonard Cohen - Suzanne
335 . Aretha Franklin - I Say a Little Prayer
334 . Flaming Lips, The - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Part 1
333 . Iggy Pop - Lust For Life
332 . Radiohead - Subterranean Homesick Alien
331 . Genesis - Firth Of Fifth
330 . U2 - Where the Streets Have No Name
329 . Strokes, The - Reptilia
328 . David Bowie - Moonage Daydream
327 . Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary
326 . Frank Zappa - Peaches En Regalia
325 . Foo Fighters - Everlong
324 . Beatles, The - Getting Better
323 . Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead
322 . Elvis Costello - Red Shoes
321 . Coldplay - Clocks
320 . Stone Roses, The - I Wanna Be Adored
319 . Beach Boys, The - Wouldn't It Be Nice
318 . Blur - Popscene
317 . Marvin Gaye - Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
316 . Beatles, The - Norwegian Wood
315 . Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel
314 . Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger
313 . Beatles, The - Ticket to Ride
312 . Replacements, The - I Will Dare
311 . Little Richard - Tutti Frutti
310 . Walker Brothers - The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore
309 . Sinéad O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U
308 . Pearl Jam - Black
307 . My Bloody Valentine - Sometimes
306 . Don Henley - Boys of Summer
305 . David Axelrod - The Human Abstract
304 . Nick Drake - Northern Sky
303 . David Bowie - Changes
302 . Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman
301 . Blue Nile, The - The Downtown Lights
No more ties after this point!
I'm sad to see Shot By Both Sides this far down the list. It's a truly great song. Bela Lugosi's Dead as well.
Positions 251 - 300:
300 . TV on the Radio - Wolf Like Me
299 . Van Morrison - Brown-Eyed Girl
298 . David Bowie - Sound and Vision
297 . Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
296 . Velvet Underground, The - Pale Blue Eyes
295 . Ahmad Jamal Trio - I Love Music
294 . Stone Roses, The - Made of Stone
293 . Stevie Wonder - Living For The City
292 . Steely Dan - Doctor Wu
291 . My Bloody Valentine - Soon
290 . R. Kelly - Ignition (Remix)
289 . Zombies, The - Care of Cell 44
288 . Velvet Underground, The - Sweet Jane
287 . Stone Roses, The - Sugar Spun Sister
286 . Jacques Brel - Amsterdam
285 . Oasis - Supersonic
284 . Jacques Brel - Vesoul
283 . Stone Roses, The - Elephant Stone
282 . Zombies, The - Time of the Season
281 . Radiohead - Karma Police
280 . Portishead - Roads
279 . Jam, The - That's Entertainment
278 . Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit
277 . Jesus and Mary Chain, The - Just Like Honey
276 . Antony and The Johnsons - Hope There's Someone
275 . Police, The - Message In A Bottle
274 . Beatles, The - Hey Jude
273 . John Lennon - Working Class Hero
272 . High Llamas, The - Literature Is Fluff
271 . Led Zeppelin - Since I've Been Loving You
270 . Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes for You
269 . Arcade Fire, The - Neighborhood #2 (Laika)
268 . Sufjan Stevens - Chicago
267 . Walker Brothers - No Regrets
266 . Leonard Cohen - Avalanche
265 . Björk - Hyper-Ballad
264 . DJ Shadow - Building Steam with a Grain of Salt
263 . Rolling Stones, The - Angie
262 . Bob Dylan - Visions of Johanna
261 . Kraftwerk - The Model
260 . Beatles, The - Rain
259 . Nelly Furtado - Maneater
258 . White Stripes, The - Seven Nation Army
257 . Doors, The - Light My Fire
256 . Wire - Outdoor Miner
255 . Chic - Good Times
254 . Neil Young - Rockin' in the Free World
253 . Little Richard - Long Tall Sally
252 . Pavement - Range Life
251 . U2 - Pride (In the Name of Love)
Thanks for the taste, Moonbeam. I see a lot of favorites in there that I was glad got at least one additional vote. I'll be away all tomorrow, so have fun guys.
Positions 201 - 250:
250 . Joy Division - Atmosphere
249 . R.E.M. - Man on the Moon
248 . Rolling Stones, The - Tumbling Dice
247 . Bob Dylan - It's All Right Ma (I'm Only Bleedin')
246 . Buddy Holly - Rave On
245 . Bob Dylan - Blind Willie McTell
244 . Steely Dan - Deacon Blues
243 . Erik Satie - Gymnopédies No. 1
242 . Strokes, The - Hard to Explain
241 . Beach Boys, The - I Get Around
240 . Super Furry Animals - Juxtaposed with You
239 . Magnetic Fields, The - All My Little Words
238 . Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence
237 . Smashing Pumpkins, The - Disarm
236 . New Order - True Faith
235 . Prince - Purple Rain
234 . Ramones, The - Blitzkrieg Bop
233 . Bee Gees, The - Stayin’ Alive
232 . Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
231 . Pearl Jam - Jeremy
230 . Easybeats - Friday On My Mind
229 . Shins, The - Saint Simon
228 . Radiohead - Everything In Its Right Place
227 . King Crimson - Epitaph
226 . R.E.M. - Nightswimming
225 . Lou Christie - Paint America Love
224 . Talking Heads - Life During Wartime
223 . Cure, The - Just Like Heaven
222 . Bob Dylan - The Girl From North Country
221 . Stooges, The - Search and Destroy
220 . Ray Charles - What'd I Say
219 . Clash, The - Train in Vain
218 . Talking Heads - This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody)
217 . Beatles, The - Dear Prudence
216 . Zombies, The - This Will Be Our Year
215 . Patti Smith Group - Because the Night
214 . Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
213 . Cure, The - A Forest
212 . Pavement - Summer Babe
211 . Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra - Some Velvet Morning
210 . Sex Pistols - God Save the Queen
209 . Rolling Stones, The - Dead Flowers
208 . Todd Rundgren - I Saw The Light
207 . Belle and Sebastian - Like Dylan in the Movies
206 . Public Enemy - Fight the Power
205 . Bob Dylan - Hurricane
204 . Beach Boys, The - I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
203 . Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen in Love?
202 . Smiths, The - The Queen Is Dead
201 . Judy Garland - Over the Rainbow
What a great night. First the Giants win the Super Bowl and now I get to see a huge chunk of the results from the songs poll. Looking forward to the rest.
Yes! The Patriots can stew about it all season! I can't believe Hoodie walked off before the game finished!
Thanks, Moonbeam, for giving recognition to the #6 and above songs that appear only once on an individual's list. It's nice to see my #1 appear on any kind of list, and even more exciting to know that some of my weird favorites received more than one vote!
Wow, I can almost feel the spirit of some users here!
Moonbeam, just out of curiosity, how many votes did the songs in the lower 200s get approximately?
Great work, btw!
awesome! this is great.
congratulations to the GIANTS!!! woooo!!! it's party time here in NY!
Fred- that's really tough to say, because it ranges from 2 to 6, in some cases.
I have already been to the record shop...The Cure - Plain Song has a grip on me now!
Well it's surprising some of the songs are so low but good to see a few of my favourites like Atmosphere and Elephant Stone getting good positions...
Thanks Moonbeam !
I'm happy Jacques Brel is mentioned. THnks to the others who ranked him (let me guess.. should I say muchas gracias ?)
That should read 2 to 8.
As for "Plainsong"- it is fantastic! Disintegration just brims with greatness, and what a way to open the album!
Aha, it was you!
Hmmm, two of my favourite Beatles songs way under the 200 mark (You've Got to Hide your Love Away and Penny Lane, and even While my Guitar Gently Weeps -- I hope Fool on ther Hill will show up later) and also what I would consider the top Neil Young song ever (Like a Hurricane) and my personal all time Dylan favourite Visions of Johanna.
On the other hand it's good to see R.E.M's Maps and Legends bubble under at all, as well as a relatively lesser-known Dylan gem like Blind Willie McTell. And Kathy's Song is just the most terrifyingly beautiful thing in Paul Simon's catalogue. A loud cheer to whoever included it.
Man, I'm sorry my timing screwed up and I didn't contribute, but I'll enjoy following this. Awesome work, Moonbeam.
(let me guess.. should I say muchas gracias ?)
Je t'en prie, Nicolas!. And I'm sure our friend Honorio is one of these "others". I wonder if Brel have received some votes from the anglo saxon AMers....
Thanks Moonbeam! Eager to see the rest of the results
But 431. Beatles, The - Come together ?
Really ? Is this not an error ? Perhaps my "together" instead of "Together"
This is awesome Moonbeam. I've only just got here, so I'm gonna traipse through these parts now. Thanks!
Looks like you made 400th with just a single vote for a third place and 367th with a single vote for second place (yeah, my #3 and #2 are gone)
Great to see I'm not the only one who voted for Building Steam with a Grain of Salt anyway !
My numbers 1, 4 and 6 are gone, along with many, many others that didn't make the bubbling under chart.
Drat, Michel. I tried to capitalize everything, but it appears I missed some.
And 345 is for a single number one (so you'll know which song is mine)
When can we expect the next part?
I think that the song list is the work of all participants. I consider it unacceptable that Moonbean not inform us about when to publish the results
431 is a single #4 spot, #367 a single #2. Sad to see so many Dylan songs go. Great list though Moonbeam (and everyone else).
By the way, who else voted for Kayleigh?
Goodness, otis, I'm working on a PhD and preparing lectures for the upcoming semester, in addition to the fact that I have a wife and we are moving into our first home together at the end of February. Needless to say, I'm quite the busy guy of late. 4,133 songs is quite the number, and it has taken a lot of time to tabulate and double-check them and sort through comments and years for the top 200, compounded by the fact that most of the lists came in within the last few days before the deadline. A little understanding and gratitude never hurt anyone.
Besides, I have unveiled the "bubbling under" section today and stated that I didn't know if it would be wise to start unveiling the list on Super Bowl Sunday, a day in which most of our American membership would hardly be glued to their computer screens anticipating the list. In any case, my plan is to unveil the list over the course of the next 4 or 5 days, and then post the individual lists.
I do not demand that you do it fast, just to say when we publish the lists. For me I do not care who is within one, two or three weeks, but I would like to know when it would be.
You are doing a good job and I thank you so.
No problem, otis! I'm excited to reveal the list, and I hope I do it justice. I certainly won't drag it out over weeks, as I have a lot to arrange with moving. Expect a big chunk tomorrow.
Aw, what the heck. I'll start it off with a tantalizing teaser!
200. Franz Ferdinand- Take Me Out (2004)
Total points: 141.81
Place in the 2005 poll: 364
Appears on: 6 ballots
Mitchell Stirling (72)
Moonbeam: "Take Me Out" shrieks its unrelenting, primal chug with such hypnotic dexterity that even corporate radio was unable to resist. Rarely has a single had as many ideas while retaining such simplicity. In a span of under 4 minutes, "Take Me Out" combines post-punk pulse with disco flourishes, as well as depicting the duality of romance and danger. As such, the song stands as a double-edged sword both sonically and lyrically, making it an instant classic.
Ok, thanks again
And with that, I bid you all a good evening!
Thank you sir Moonbeam! You got youtube links for every song? If so, that would be incredible.. and would make for a nice listening when the lists are unveiled.
Take Me Out: In fact they are two good songs under the same title
Youtube links for every song!
It will be a job to keep it forever, and a wonderful memory.
Seems like you have an amazing thing goin' on, Moon!
What a teaser!!!!!!!!!!!!
What a great start. I can't wait for the rest.
Great idea with the videos. Aw man, is it tomorrow yet?!?
C'mon Moon, we have already heard Take Me Out thirteen times. Now the number 199 ...
And I had it at no 152. The Daft Punk remix.
He's sleeping I assume, midnight over there.
one of the songs I had no time to rank
it was on my wishlist, but I could not listen to it
Hoagy Carmichael - Stardust seem to be a song I have been carrying around forever but never listened to...
you prefer the Daft Punk remix? I've always had reservations about it - it's so similar to the original. What is it about it for you?
The original version is a little lame in the beginning...I'm not a remix freak, but I think there's a difference, a little more chain saw...
Great to see I'm not the only one who voted for Building Steam with a Grain of Salt anyway !
Right back at ya!
...and great work, Moonbeam. Fascinating list so far.
So many in my top 10 showed up on the bubbling under, but I'm glad my #1 didn't show up cause that means a few other people love it as well.
I am proud that my vote for Rock DJ single handedly gets it to 367. I'm curious who else voted for Ignition (Remix) and Gideon with me.
3 on my top 5 are in bubbling under.
Another one will be in top 10, I'm sure. I guess waht will be my #1 destiny.
Thx for your job Moonbeam
my 2 3 4 and 10 are gone (Search and Destroy deserved top 200 ! damnit !) and I'm probably the only one who voted for my 7... so from now on, I'm cheerleading my 5 other top songs !
Give me a W ! Give me a A....
Fascinating list so far. First comments that come to my mind:
- First, sadly it seems that I won’t be able to see the results live. For obvious geographical reasons. Australia and Spain are in the Antipodes, in the opposite pole of the world, so probably I will be sleeping when Moonbeam post the results. No problem, I will participate later.
- Secondly, it’s a fact that our lists are getting better and better with the new people coming to AM Forum. Anyway it’s sad to see good songs that made the Top 100 in 2005 not reaching the Top 200 this time. And I’m thinking on “I Feel Love”, “Nowhere Man”, “Moonage Daydream” and, above all, “The Model”!!! A great Kraftwerk song that made #23 in the previous poll and falling this time as low as #261.
- But I can’t complain. It’s fascinating to see a lot of not obvious choices popping up. For instance, I’m delighted to see that somebody else voted for “Saint Simon”, a delicious song from The Shins not edited by the band as a single.
- And, Miguel and Nicolas, about Jacques Brel, I’m afraid that… nope! I voted 5 songs in French (that will be revealed later) but the song from Jacques Brel that I've chosen was “Les paumés du petit matin”, a wonderful tune with music-hall flavour about the “early morning lost ones”, about girls that “ont l’arrogance des filles qui ont de la poitrine” (got the arrogance of the big breasted ones) and boys that “dance les yeux dans les seins” (dance looking at the boobs).
Sorry, it's "danse" in French. "Ça danse les yeux dans les seins" is the correct quote.
I voted for Jacques Brel's Amsterdam.
199. Kylie Minogue- Can’t Get You Out of My Head (2001)
Total points: 142.56
Place in the 2005 poll: 96
Appears on: 4 ballots
Moonbeam: This is the quintessential pop/dance song to me. Kylie absolutely nails the execution here, as her seductive, whispering coos are a perfect fit for the hypnotic chugging synths. An instant dance classic, it resurrected pop music for me as a valid genre in the 2000s.
I voted for Jacques Brel too, but for "Ces Gens-là" ! Voted for Bourvil too by the way, "C'était bien (le p'tit bal perdu)" being my favourite "non hip hop" French song.
We're off! Or are we?
Rune : great choice
Amsterdam was my number 3
Sigh- I clicked on "disable smilies", darn it! That should be a 38!
197. Curtis Mayfield- Move on Up (1970)
Total points: 143.02
Place in the 2005 poll: unranked
Appears on: 6 ballots
Mitchell Stirling (100)
A 100 % groove beginning !
That makes a change !
I realized after sending in the list that I slightly forgot about Curtis. Although Move On Up wouldn't have made it anyway, Pusherman is now on the updated list.
My favorite Police song
But I didn't rank it
It's awesome that you did the bubbling under.
My friends, I'm gonna miss the following
I'm gonna watch Season 1 of The Sopranos with my wife (nevr saw it)
195. Björk- Isobel (1995)
Total points: 144.08
Place in the 2005 poll: 264
Appears on: 3 ballots
Moonbeam: Björk’s limitless vision and boundless creativity has resulted in many fantastic songs, but “Isobel” is the most natural fit for the artist with the purest artistic intentions I know. Cast as nature girl herself, Isobel’s dream-like messages of moths delivering messages and the reminder of nature’s power is matched by the true mystery of the music that ushers it in, complete with jungle rhythms and truly chilling whistles, and the unbelievable video. A constant threat for my favorite song ever, it settles for number 5 here.
Have fun nicolas, it's a fantastic series!
I'm having a lot of fun with these youtube videos Moonbeam, thanks again. :)
Beautiful song indeed...
The whole first season? You're gonna be awhile.
Awesome idea to link to Youtube videos as well Moonbeam. Were you able to find them for everything in the top 200?
no, just episode one I guess
I'm trying to find youtube videos for everything, but it will be a difficult task for some! Hopefully, most of them will be easy to suss out.
Totally, I'm all about this song. I always find it awesome when a band somehow makes crunchy guitars absolutely beautiful.
This one ended very close to my list.
Going to see them live on Wednesday and still haven't listened to Zeigeist... I'm not sure I should anyway
Looks like Corgan decided to make an appearance. Suh-weeeet.
Nice work btw, Moonbeam. Lovin' the interactive format!
Woo, we're at full speed again. Great songs all round - when I first got into Revolver, 'And Your Bird Can Sing' was my favourite track. Loving the Curtis and GM Flash tunes too - well, all of them!
192. The Clash- Spanish Bombs (1979)
Total points: 146.64
Place in the 2005 poll: 69
Appears on: 7 ballots
Mitchell Stirling (173)
Honorio: Yes, I know, viewed from Spain the song is filled with mistakes, historical (bayonets?), geographical (Costa Rica?) and grammatical (vendanna?), but the emotion is absolutely genuine. Four English punk-rockers reminiscing the days of the Spanish Civil War. Days of infamy but also days of glory. Days of “bullet holes in the cemetery walls” but also of “trenches full of poets” and “hillsides ringing with ‘Free the people’”. Chilling.
And again, one of my favourite album tracks from one of the all time great LPs. You guys have some great taste!
This is gonna be the best poll countdown ever! I just wish I had not limited my own list to 100.
So...would anyone like to see youtube links for every song at AM!?! That would be a fantastic! If you would like to help me a bit with that, please let me know.
191. Björk- Bachelorette (1997)
Total points: 147.13
Place in the 2005 poll: 114
Appears on: 6 ballots
Pop Elton (63)
Lonesome Panda (73)
Moonbeam: Isobel ventures into the city. The third in the holy triumvirate that includes “Human Behaviour” and “Isobel”, “Bachelorette” is the most dramatic song Björk has ever recorded. The pounding bass, crunching beats and melodramatic synths set the stage for this tale of Björk as dejected female solitude. The video is simply magical. “I’m a tree that grows hearts- one for each that you take…"
I would be happy to search for youtube videos, but I can foresee a problem in that the links often change.
Unbelievable, and now my number 1 Bjork song! Would have been in my top 50 or so if i'd gotten round to this. Sorry every1 that I didn't, undoubtedly I will next time though.
One of the great tracks off London Calling. I remember walking around Granada listening to this song over and over again while thinking about Lorca's death. It just made me love the song even more.
Glad you liked "Bachelorette", Max! It's a brilliant song! I'm so excited to explore uncharted territory in this list!
Yeah I wouldn't do that Henrik, it will be a hassle to do upkeep work. Rhapsody and Itunes links would be cool though sometime down the road.
I went back to Homogenic after its appearance on the albums list here, and Bachelorette blew my mind completely. Can't believe it virtually passed me by before!
And the only jazz song on my list is the first favorite of mine to crack the top 200!
So What was a late entry onto my list. It was very difficult to separate a single track from the continuous perfect chill of Kind of Blue. But sometimes you have to give credit for an opening track that sets the perfect tone.
Ahhh, Miles. What would I do without you buddy.
Do we reckon it'll be the last jazz entry on the list?
Hmmm, OK, maybe it wouldn't be such a good idea with youtube links. Would Rhapsody or US-itunes links work for non-members?
189. The Doors- The End (1967)
Total points: 147.96
Place in the 2005 poll: 218
Appears on: 3 ballots
Pop Elton (59)
I would think so. I had a couple Dave Brubeck songs. It'd be cool if they showed up (yeah, and it's the two you're thinking of).