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Which year had the best music?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by chelsea2, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    There's still some good stuff around.

    I really like Rag'n'bone man - he has a great voice.
     
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  2. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    I very much agree with this. The question posed in the thread title and followed up in the OP suggests we focus on pop music, which is about all I heard as a kid, but after I grew older, I became exposed to music from lots of other genres and eras.

    A better question to ask would be "Which era produced the best music?", but even then, there has never been an era that didn't produce more rubbish than it did good music.
     
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  3. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Nah, the ones who followed about 100 years later evolved out of all the twiddly Baroque stuff, the nineteenth century was best. Its probably due to the perfection of instruments tbh.

    PS Nobody will ever agree, but I note a lot of people are stuck in their yoof. Music from my yoof was mostly shoite (like the stuff quoted by all the grannies above), then came "punk" and it all got even worse!
     
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  4. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Lead commenter

    But 7 of them are arguably dreadful.
    It's your memory of the time that makes them great, not the music itself.
     
  5. grumbleweed

    grumbleweed Lead commenter

    That's certainly true but I'd go either '78 or '79 myself.
     
  6. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    I'd agree with @chelsea2 about 1972, maybe 1973.
     
  7. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    I would tend to go for years when there was a lot going on in music and in pop culture generally, for example 1956 post-Heartbreak Hotel, 1968, or 1979-80ish (New Wave, Punk, Ska revival etc).

    Inevitably most of us will opt for our late teens and early twenties when we actually had time to listen to it. Consequently the 90s was a blur to me - or was it an oasis?
     
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  8. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    Turbulent politics often stir creative music too. Maybe we should be listening now.
     
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  9. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    Oh Blur all the way.
     
  10. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

  11. gainly

    gainly Lead commenter

    Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610. It's been downhill ever since.
     
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  12. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    but so was 1977,78,79 - I can't possibly narrow it down to one year. Nope.
     
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  13. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    and 81, 82, 83 I told you I couldn't choose. Oh and 1988 when John discovered The Pixies.
     
  14. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    PositionArtistTitle
    01 Louis Armstrong What A Wonderful World / Cabaret Quite Ok
    02 Mary Hopkin Those Were The Days OK
    03 Des O'Connor I Pretend Yuk
    04 Hugo Montenegro The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Not bad actually
    05 Union Gap Young Girl *shudders*
    06 Tommy James & The Shondells Mony Mony Great disco
    07 The Beatles Hey Jude A classic (agreed)
    08 The Equals Baby Come Back Not bad (agreed)
    09 Esther & Abi Ofarim Cinderella Rockefella *eye roll* Dire
    10 Tom Jones Delilah It has its place, I suppose No. Dire
    11 Love Affair Everlasting Love Quite catchy
    12 The Bee Gees I've Gotta Get A Message To You Not one of their best
    13 Casuals Jesamine Pop :(
    14 Engelbert Humperdinck A Man Without Love ?? Dire
    15 The Scaffold Lily The Pink It still lives
    16 Crazy World Of Arthur Brown Fire Good Good fun
    17 Manfred Mann The Mighty Quinn Catchy Good
    18 Leapy Lee Little Arrows Embarrassing
    19 Cliff Richard Congratulations *even more shuddering*
    20 The Rolling Stones Jumpin' Jack Flash Good guitar
    21 1910 Fruitgum Company Simon Says *eye roll*
    22 Herb Alpert This Guy's In Love With You Think I'm going to be sick
    23 The Beach Boys Do It Again Not their best but it is the Beach Boys so...Agreed
    24 Bobby Goldsboro Honey More vomit
    25 Tom Jones Help Yourself Dire
    26 Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich Legend Of Xanadu Catchy
    27 OC Smith Son Of Hickory Holler's Tramp Got a soft spot for this Hmm
    28 John Rowles If I Only Had Time ??
    29 Solomon King She Wears My Ring ??
    30 Joe Cocker With A Little Help From My Friends Great voice
    31 Barry Ryan Eloise Ok wish
    32 Georgie Fame Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde Never liked him for walking away from The Animals. Film was great
    33 Engelbert Humperdinck Am I That Easy To Forget Dire
    34 Johnny Nash Hold Me Tight ??
    35 Nina Simone Ain't Got No / I Got Life / Do What You Gotta Do That voice Classic, uplifting, brilliant.
    36 The Isley Brothers This Old Heart Of Mine Good song
    37 The Small Faces Lazy Sunday Now we're talking
    38 Otis Redding (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay Total classic
    39 Andy Williams Can't Take My Eyes Off You Just no Hmm had its moments
    40 Amen Corner Bend Me Shape Me Catchy Loved his voice
    41 Aretha Franklin I Say A Little Prayer Great voice Classic
    42 Union Gap Lady Willpower OK
    43 The Beatles Lady Madonna Catchy Great
    44 The Beatles Hello Goodbye Also catchy Loved it
    45 The Herd I Don't Want Our Loving To Die ??
    46 Julie Driscoll & The Brian Auger Trinity This Wheel's On Fire Awesome
    47 John Fred & The Playboy Band Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) Catchy
    48 Jose Feliciano Light My Fire Good Classic
    49 The Move Fire Brigade The Move!!! Yeah! Not keen
    50 Bandwagon Breaking Down The Walls Of Heartache ??
    51 Don Partridge Rosie Just no
    52 The Ohio Express Yummy Yummy Yummy Why? Loved it...bubblegum music
    53 The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour (EP) Ho hum Loved it
    54 Don Partridge Blue Eyes ??
    55 Amen Corner High In The Sky ??
    56 Love Affair Rainbow Valley ??
    57 Dusty Springfield I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten Ok
    58 Engelbert Humperdinck Les Bicyclettes De Belsize Dire
    59 Donovan Hurdy Gurdy Man OK Brilliant - classic
    60 Richard Harris MacArthur Park I liked this..then...
    61 The Marbles Only One Woman ??
    62 Canned Heat On The Road Again OK
    63 Simon & Garfunkel Mrs Robinson Great
    64 The Foundations Build Me Up Buttercup Sorry but it is catchy Hmmm
    65 Herman's Hermits Sunshine Girl Don't recognise - prob dire
    66 The Beach Boys Darlin' Nice track
    67 The Monkees Daydream Believer Altogether now Liked 'em
    68 Bruce Channel Keep On OK
    69 Cupid's Inspiration Yesterday Has Gone ??
    70 Sly & The Family Stone Dance To The Music Good disco fodder
    71 Jacky White Horses Dire
    72 The Showstoppers Ain't Nothin' But A Houseparty OK
    73 Status Quo Pictures Of Matchstick Men Ah, bless! Noooooo
    74 The Tremeloes Suddenly You Love Me Noooo
    75 The Tremeloes My Little Lady Ditto
    76 Brenton Wood Gimme Little Sign ??
    77 Jimi Hendrix Experience All Along The Watchtower Awesome
    78 Donovan Jennifer Juniper Dum de dum, dum de dum, dum de dum de dum Named my child after this :)
    79 Des O'Connor 1-2-3 O'Leary Arghhhh
    80 The Hollies Jennifer Eccles Stockport band....had to like them
    81 Marmalade Lovin' Things ??
    82 The Four Tops Walk Away Renee Great song Ok
    83 Mason Williams Classical Gas Brilliant.... heard and saw Steve Howe play this on an acoustic guitar
    84 Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band I'm The Urban Spaceman *eye roll* Brill
    85 Love Affair A Day Without Love ?
    86 Scott Walker Joanna ?
    87 Tom Jones I'm Coming Home Nooooo
    88 Dionne Warwick Do You Know The Way To San Jose Great
    89 The Lemon Pipers Green Tambourine Cool
    90 Manfred Mann My Name Is Jack Good tune
    91 The Turtles Elenore Ok
    92 Dave Clark Five Red Balloon ?
    93 The Four Tops If I Were A Carpenter I don't like it
    94 Mama Cass Dream A Little Dream Of Me That VOICE Brill
    95 Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich Last Night In Soho
    96 Honeybus I Can't Let Maggie Go I quite liked it OK
    97 Status Quo Ice In The Sun Nooooooo
    98 Paul Mauriat Love Is Blue (L'Amour Est Bleu) Very catchy
    99 The Bee Gees Words OK
    100 Malcolm Roberts May I Have The Next Dream With You No
     
  15. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Have to agree as we were also listening although Sweet had some much better hits that poppa Joe. Teenage rampage being my favourite plus their b sides were even better than the hits.

    Having said that I always listen to Tony Blacburn's 60s show on Radio 2 on Saturday mornings. I listen to it on catch up at 8am so I don't have to listen to Eamon O'Dreary
     
  16. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Ah, yes. I'd forgotten @HelenREMfan

    Another Cheshire lass. Pretty similar reactions too!

    And how come I didn't remember Classical Gas??? Of course I remember it.

    And @blazer ??? You liked The Sweet??? *shakes head sadly but some people just have a tin ear, I reckon*
     
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  17. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Sweet were Brill, 3rd only to Slade and T Rex


    Should I also mention I had a black satin jacket with gold saddle stitching plus the necessary long hair
     
  18. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    I have them as =second.
     
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  19. MAGAorMIGA

    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter

    That's me told, then. I was going to nominate 1983!
     
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  20. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    Ive heard of two of them, the first one by madonna and the last one is a chelsea song.
     

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