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Which year had the best music?

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

  1. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    I agree, the 80s, the decade music forgot.
  2. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    The first one by Madonna!!!! :eek::eek::eek:
    No one can do American Pie like Don McLean. I never knew Madonna had covered it.
    You must be much younger than I am.
    (I had to put the Chelsea song in!)
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  3. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Yes, having met you, I can see that.....
    Slade rock!
    They have always been my favourite group.
  4. lynneseptember

    lynneseptember Senior commenter

    It's all subjective, really. Down to your own preferences, and perhaps maturity? By that, I mean, you change your mind, the older you get, and perhaps appreciate pieces more than you did. ( At least, I do). I was a boring old .... in my twenties - now, I love so much of what I hated then! My tastes are very eclectic, though, so I honestly cannot name a single favourite!!! There are far too many fantastic pieces of music to limit the choice to a particular decade - and I'm sure there are many more fantastic pieces yet to come.
  5. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    See. It's all about the time not about the song.
  6. doteachershavesuperpowers

    doteachershavesuperpowers Occasional commenter

    2006, from an indie perspective.
  7. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Actually I just remembered I went to a concert in January where my Grand daughter was participating and Tony Hadley was the surprise guest performer. He was fantastic. Even I was on my feet with my phone torch lit up and waving! So Ok I will allow one notable exception!
  8. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

  9. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    [QUOTE u u="HelenREMfan, post: 12779414, member: 1486323"]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 [/QUOTE]

    Not a single REM song in your top 100 Helen? I loved REM, Stone Roses as a young man and all that early 1990s Mancunian 808 state type stuff. Too many great tracks to list. Then there was brilliant De La Soul Three feet high and Rising 1989?. Great times.
  10. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

  11. peter12171

    peter12171 Star commenter

    Now this includes a very important proviso.. “from a xxx perspective”.

    This gives lots of different answers within a person, let alone between people. I would probably go for about 1981 for electronic music (Gary Numan, Kraftwerk for example), 1987 for ‘rock’ (Bon Jovi, Def Leppard), 1978 for disco and many other years for other genres - and I haven’t started on ‘classical’.

    That’s why I went for 1987 overall (for non-‘classical’music). Arguably the best year for a range of different styles, but it is all subjective.
  12. NoseyMatronType

    NoseyMatronType Star commenter


    From Eton Alive

    From Serfs Up!

  13. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    I think Henry off Neighbours did a cover of this in the days when it was fashionable for Aussie soap starts to try their hands at pop.
  14. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    Totally agree with @chelsea2 that 72 was a great year but don't forget 71 gave us Every Picture tells a Story -Rod Stewart and Blue - Joni Mitchell. They were the sound track of my last year at college (71/2) Just checked the dates on those two and had a Proustian moment just seeing Rod's album cover.
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  15. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    Yes, I loved that too. I suppose I was thinking about the music I listened to in 1972/3 and I was still listening to that and other music that was even earlier. By that age I wasn't so much influenced by what was in the charts.
  16. MrMedia

    MrMedia Star commenter

    Apparently science tells us that the year of music that covered our 14th birthday tends to be our favourite year. What year of music covered your 14th birthday?
  17. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Yep - 14 in 1972!
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  18. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    I must be precocious then - my favourite year came when I was 10/11!
  19. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter


    I was there too, he brought back some memories:oops:
  20. lapinrose

    lapinrose Star commenter

    American Pie is Don McLean!! I have a 5 hour TEFL lesson on it!!
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