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Discussion in 'Personal' started by chelsea2, Mar 23, 2019.
Sgt Pepper was released in 1967.
He must have been doing the rounds with Young Voices!
I’m 1984. Cracking year.
Though for the record, the 90s has a lot of good stuff. Wonderwall, parklife and all the early EDM beats made it a good decade.
Anyone wanting to vote for the worst? 00s has the least amount that I listen to.
7. Early stuff from 1920-1950 (lots of good stuff here)
I would have been 14 in 1985. It was a mixed year:
So was I for most of it. I turned 14 towards the end of 1984.
It is mixed but some I love in there. The Cult, Marc Almond, Prince, even Aha. But some shockers too. I'd probably go for 1985 or 1986 if I was picking from the 80s to get some Zodiac Mindwarp.
Returning to the merits of 1983.
UK Top 100 - 20th Feb 1983
1 Too Shy – Kajagoogoo - nah
2 Billie Jean – Michael Jackson – whatever the allegations, this is a towering pierce of pop music
3 Africa – Toto - awesome
4 Change – Tears For Fears – incredible from their first album
5 Sign of the Times – The Belle Stars – great song
6 Down Under – Men At Work – a brilliant all-time classic
7 Up Where We Belong – Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes – good ballad
8 Never Gonna Give You Up – Musical Youth - nah
9 Tomorrow’s (Just Another Day)/Madness Is All in the Mind – Madness unbelievably prolific funsters
10 Wham Rap – Wham! nah
11 Tunnel of Love – Funboy Three – super song
12 Love on Your Side – Thompson Twins – excellent song
13 Oh Diane – Fleetwood Mac – what a shame their worst ever single was in the charts this week!
14 Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler – fantastic power ballad
15 Christian – China Crisis – super single.
16 Shiny Shiny – Haysi Fantayzee – nah
17 Hey Little Girl – Icehouse – super song, great band
18 Last Nght A DJ Saved My Life – Indeep. OK cover version of Elton John’s classic
19 Baby Come To Me – Patti Austin & James Ingram – never heard of it.
20 Gloria – Laura Brannigan – anthemic
21 Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – Eurythmics – classic
22 Get the Balance Right – Depeche Mode – great electropop band
23 Electric Avenue – Eddy Grant – superb
24 Communication – Spandau Ballet – OK
25 Genetic Engineering – OMD – yet another electropop offering
26 You Can’t Hurry love – Phil Collins – first track on CD 1 of Now 1
27 Cold Sweat – Thin Lizzy – great heavy rock single
28 The Story of the Blues – Wah! – a cheerful Aztec Cameraesque single
29 She Means Nothing To Me – Phil Everly & Cliff Richard
30 Waves – Blancmange – a bit dreary, in truth
31 Nature Boy – Central Line – deservedly utterly forgotten
32 The Cutter – Echo & the Bunnymen – superb song
33 The Harder They Come ft Donnie Calvin – Rocker’s Revenge nah
34 – 1999 – Prince – LOVE this song!
35 Rock the Boat – Forrest – catchy disco tune
36 New Year’s Day – U2. U2 when they were good.
37 Jailhouse Rock – Elvis – no I’ve no idea what this was doing in the charts in 1983!
38 Twisting By the Pool – Dire Straits – absurdly catchy by Mark Knopfler’s band
39 The Chinese way – Level 42. Another awesome song lurking in the nether regions of the Top 40.
40 Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye – Bananarama – terrific pop song
41 We’ve Got Tonight – Kenny Rogers &Sheena Easton – an unlikely combination!
42 Rip It Up – Orange Juice – great single
43 Steppin’ Out – Joe Jackson – what a great song!
44 You Are – Lionel Richie – one of a string of classic singles from the great man at this time
45 Hold Me Tighter in the Rain – Billy Griffin – a poor man’s Lionel Richie!
46 Maggie – Foster & Allen – remind me of the Furey Bros. When I saw the title I expected it to be about the PM of the day. Sadly, I don’t think it is.
47 Soweto – Malcolm McLaren – don’t remember this, but clearly about apartheid South Africa
48 Scatterlings of Africa – Juluka ???
49 He Knows You Know – Marillion – offering from the truly great Script For A Jester’s Tear album, the band’s first
50 Get Loose – Evelyn King
I can’t be bothered to find the whole Top 100, but lower down were Luther Vandross, The Jam, Christopher Cross, Aztec Camera, Joan Armatrading, Stranglers, Big Country, Randy Crawford, Don Henley and UB40. OK, OK and “Orville’s Song” by Keith Harris, but you can’t have everything!
Plenty of quality music here, and having Tears For Fears AND Marillion’s first albums represented swings it for me.
I love Luther . Huge loss .....and I think James Ingram ( good song ) also died ( quite recently )
Chris Cross currently touring. Played his stuff a lot in the ‘80s
Might have to fight you over the ballads. But broadly agree otherwise.
China Crisis - I saw them at Uni
I have rarely been so bored.
I'm going to see Mr Cross later this year - love "Ride like the Wind"
Toto represent all that is wrong with American Music
I think I was at the same concert (or at least tour - Swansea University 1983) and I concur, but they did release a string of great singles - Wishful Thinking and Black Man Ray well to the fore.
I forgive Toto everything just because of Steve Lukathor's guitar solo on Lionel Richie's "Running With The Night".
Love the song. The geographical inaccuracy bothers me every time.
I went to quite a few electronica gigs - god knows why because they were all rubbish.
The only exception was Ultravox's "Monument" tour - that was really good.
Around that time I went to see John Martyn at Bradford Uni - his band were delayed due to bad weather and he ended up doing an acoustic set and a few numbers on his "box of tricks" guitar.
I was completely blown away - saw him many more times over the years - even after he lost his leg and was a pale shadow of his former self he could still play.
All years have good music and all have bad music... usually tied to childhood memories and later, a disparaging elderly attitude towards the next generations music.
The bad music is rarely replied except for kitsch value... so the good stuff is remembered. I don't have a best year... seems to go in phases for me... G'n'R/Nirvana/Iron Maiden ... then BritPop/Blur/Oasis ... then The Killers et al. ...
I was getting quite down on modern music then I discovered Gunship. I'm happy again.
Last year wasn't bad.
A few good years in the 2000s.
1994, 1991, 1989, 1984, 1979, 1977, 1973, 1969, 1963
It's still good. Sleaford Mods are currently as exciting as anything from any of those years
Like Sleaford Mods too. I've seen them. Not exactly new but the Specials new album is great.