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Discussion in 'Personal' started by chelsea2, Mar 23, 2019.
There's still some good stuff around.
I really like Rag'n'bone man - he has a great voice.
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.
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!
But 7 of them are arguably dreadful.
It's your memory of the time that makes them great, not the music itself.
That's certainly true but I'd go either '78 or '79 myself.
I'd agree with @chelsea2 about 1972, maybe 1973.
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?
Turbulent politics often stir creative music too. Maybe we should be listening now.
Oh Blur all the way.
1980 wasn't bad going by this
Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610. It's been downhill ever since.
but so was 1977,78,79 - I can't possibly narrow it down to one year. Nope.
and 81, 82, 83 I told you I couldn't choose. Oh and 1988 when John discovered The Pixies.
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
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
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*
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
I have them as =second.
That's me told, then. I was going to nominate 1983!
Ive heard of two of them, the first one by madonna and the last one is a chelsea song.