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  • Grybop
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    Great selections there. Were you a fan of the Soul of MTV or Pop FM back then?
    Love all your arab selections too, especially Khaled (I believe they drop the "Cheb" after a certain age) and Saber El Robaey.

    Odysseas was my 2nd choice for the Retro FSC, it's a classic.
    I haven't seen the movie that instrumental is from but I believe it's called "Evdokia". It must be from the '70s
    It is from the 70s indeed, the Greek Directors Guild once voted it the best greek film of all time.

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  • jio
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    NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE MUSIC & RANDOM ENGLISH-LANGUAGE INDUCTIONS PART 3 of 40


    So since the countdowns of my two favourite artists of all time are done, time to turn my attention into my favourite songs of all time... So this is how it's gonna look like: There's gonna be 40 different segments (10 songs each) which are gonna focus on one or two different themes each time. It's gonna be either a specific artist focus (and here is where the divas come in) or world music focus or both on the same day (albeit on two separate segments). I am not sure if I am making much sense but it is a chance to look back at some of my favourite songs and acts of all time. All you have to do is say a YES or a NO depending on whether you like the song in question to be inducted in my personal Hall of Fame:



    A.'90s R&B CLASSICS TOP 10OK I had been kind of an R&B/Hip-Hop freak in the '90s (the best time to be that) so it's only natural that this genre would be the focus of my next Top 10, albeit an extremely difficult one as it could have easily been a Top 100. Well in the end I chose the 10 songs that I probably have listened the most and bended the rules somewhat so: Only one song per artist is allowed (En Vogue, Aaliyah and SWV would have easily had many more songs otherwise), Janet, TLC, Mary J. Blige and Brandy are all excluded as they will all probably get their own countdowns. Rap songs are also excluded (they'll definitely get a countdown too). So here it is (and as always you can hear the song by clicking on the song's name):

    -#1.En Vogue: Hold On (USA #2---UK #5)

    -#2.Jade: Don't Walk Away (US #4---UK #7)

    -#3.Johnny Gill: The Floor (USA #56)

    -#4:Ginuwineony (USA #6---UK #16)

    -#5.Aaliyah:Are You That Somebody (USA #21---UK #11)

    -#6.SWV: I'm So Into You (USA #6---UK #17)

    -#7.Tony! Toni! Tone!:Feels Good (USA #9---UK #85)

    -#8.Adina Howard: Freak Like Me (USA #2---UK #33)

    -#9.R. Kelly & Public Announcement: She's Got That Vibe (USA #59---UK #3)

    -#10.Zhane: Hey Mr. DJ (USA #6---UK #26)

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  • LonelyDreamer
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    Dalida ( ) and Nancy Ajram are my favorite ones.

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  • IceAngel
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    Originally posted by jio

    Was Fransesca a famous singer? Stefanos was extremely famous in the '90s until he got accused for paedophilia and then his career ended. Now he composes songs for other artists but I don't think he sings anymore (or perhaps he does but he is not getting any airplay)
    To be honest she's pretty unknown now! She got a lot of traction when she participated to the Sanremo festival, but that was about it haha



    Great choice with Dalida, she's one of my favourite singers! I also love Helwa ya baladi

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  • pat200
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    I suggest Fairouz, Um Koulthoum, Wadih Al Safi, Majida el Roumi

    and from the new ones, Wael Kfoury, Elissa

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  • jio
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    NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE MUSIC & RANDOM ENGLISH-LANGUAGE INDUCTIONS PART 2 of 40


    So since the countdowns of my two favourite artists of all time are done, time to turn my attention into my favourite songs of all time... So this is how it's gonna look like: There's gonna be 40 different segments (10 songs each) which are gonna focus on one or two different themes each time. It's gonna be either a specific artist focus (and here is where the divas come in) or world music focus or both on the same day (albeit on two separate segments). I am not sure if I am making much sense but it is a chance to look back at some of my favourite songs and acts of all time. All you have to do is say a YES or a NO depending on whether you like the song in question to be inducted in my personal Hall of Fame:



    A.ARABIC TOP 10 CLASSICSAnd now I turn my attention to Arabic-language music. I am not extremely familiar with the music of that nation but those are definitely the 10 Arabic-language songs (which is why Arabic songs in French are not included) which I heard the most in my life. The Israeli song included is performed in both Arabic and Spanish which is why it's here. If anyone has any other suggestions, especially of raj music, please I'd love to hear them

    -#1.Dalida: Salma Ya Salama (Egyptian)

    -#2.Rasha: Salib Fuadi (Sudanese)

    -#3:Rohff & Mohammed Lamine:Mon Bled (Abdel Kader) (Algerian)(click here for the Cheb Khaled original)

    -#4.Cheb Khaled: Didi (Algerian)

    -#5.Amr Diab:Tamally Maak (Egyptian)

    -#6.Saber El Robaey:Sidi Mansour (Tunisian)

    -#7.Faudel: Tellement N' Brick (Algerian)

    -#8:Yuri Buenaventura & Faudel: Salsa Rai (Colombian/Algerian)

    -#9.Amr Diab & Angela Dimitriou: Habibi Ya Habib Alby Yadoob (Egyptian/Greek)

    -#10.Alabina & Ishtar: Yalla Beena Yalla (Israeli/Spanish)

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  • jio
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    I haven't seen the movie that instrumental is from but I believe it's called "Evdokia". It must be from the '70s

    The Nama song has bittersweet lyrics, not really sad. She basically says that he abandoned her and now she's lonely and sad and can't stop thinking about him but she keeps on waiting for him until he makes his rounds, experience what he wants to experience and then come back to her (like Penelope of Odysseus)

    Was Fransesca a famous singer? Stefanos was extremely famous in the '90s until he got accused for paedophilia and then his career ended. Now he composes songs for other artists but I don't think he sings anymore (or perhaps he does but he is not getting any airplay)

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  • IceAngel
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    I like the Greek songs!

    Stefano Korkolis and Francesca Schiavo: good song, she's been inactive for ages.. I remember her in Sanremo.

    Sofia Arvaniti and Bonnie Tyler: didn't know about this song! Interesting duet.

    Nama: I really like this song, it sounds so happy! I don't understand all the lyrics, she mentions Odysseus and Ithaca so I don't know if the lyrics are actually happy but the song sounds so!

    Manos Loizos: like this instrumental, what movie was it taken from?

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  • jio
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    EDIT

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  • jio
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    NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE MUSIC & RANDOM ENGLISH-LANGUAGE INDUCTIONS PART 1 of 40


    So since the countdowns of my two favourite artists of all time are done, time to turn my attention into my favourite songs of all time... So this is how it's gonna look like: There's gonna be 40 different segments (10 songs each) which are gonna focus on one or two different themes each time. It's gonna be either a specific artist focus (and here is where the divas come in) or world music focus or both on the same day (albeit on two separate segments). I am not sure if I am making much sense but it is a chance to look back at some of my favourite songs and acts of all time. And let's begin right away. I hope nobody minds I start with my own country and five Greek songs I simply adore followed up by 5 english-language female songs I also adore. All you have to do is say a YES or a NO depending on whether you like the song in question to be inducted in my personal Hall of Fame:


    A.RANDOM GREEK SONGSSo we start with five random greek songs. Making the cut today is a late '70s/early '80s soft rock classic, a '90s greek-italian duet, a '90s greek-american duet, a '90s pop/jazz song and a classic '60s instrumental. Hear them and can't wait to know what you think


    -Fatme: Eida Ta Matia Sou Klamena (I Saw Your Eyes Crying)

    -Stefanos Korkolis & Fransesca Schiavo: Se Thelo/Ti Voglio (I Want You)

    -Sofia Arvaniti & Bonnie Tyler: The Desert Is In Your Heart

    -Nama: Odysseas (Odysseus)

    -Manos Loizos: To Zeimbekiko Tis Evdokias (Instrumental)

    B.RANDOM ENGLISH-LANGUAGE FEMALE SONGSAnd on the international stage we got five songs including a very classic 80s R&B hit by Rick James' protege girl group, an underrated 1990 soul classic, a '90s club banger and two album tracks featuring the fab voices of Caron Wheeler and Rozalla. I love all of them, what about you?

    -Innocence: Let's Push It (UK #25)

    -Soul II Soul feat. Caron Wheeler: Take Me Higher

    -Todd Terry feat. Martha Wash & Jocelyn Brown: Something's Goin' On (UK #5)

    -Rozalla: The Storybook Of Love

    -Mary Jane Girls: All Night Long (UK #13)

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  • jio
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    New theme on next page

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    New theme on next page

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  • jio
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    New theme on next page

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    New theme on next page

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  • AlexZ
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    Originally posted by denise
    Originally posted by AlexZ
    May Be I'm Blind? I Can't See Material Girl?
    Yeah it didn't make the top 100: I love "Material Girl" too: Jio such a bad boy :evil:! lol
    Watch My Madonna's Countdown.

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  • jio
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    NEXT COUNTDOWN

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  • jio
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    NEXT COUNTDOWN

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  • denise
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    Originally posted by AlexZ
    May Be I'm Blind? I Can't See Material Girl?
    Yeah it didn't make the top 100: I love "Material Girl" too: Jio such a bad boy :evil:! lol

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  • AlexZ
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    May Be I'm Blind? I Can't See Material Girl?

    I Like Early Madonna (80s)
    Hits For Me:
    Burning Up
    Borderline
    Lucky Star
    Like A Virgin
    Material Girl
    Crazy For You
    Angel
    Into The Groove
    Dress You Up
    True Blue
    Open Your Heart
    La Isla Bonita
    Who's That Girl
    Like A Prayer
    Cherish
    Dear Jessie

    Madonna In 1980s Better Madonna In 1990s And MORE MORE Better Madonna in 2000s

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  • IceAngel
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    Originally posted by denise
    2 words must be spent about this countdown too, which is for me the best one I've seen untill now under every aspect and form, love its picture and the choices of the video, I appreciate the effort you put in; not counting that finally we have a countdown without THE boring predictable end, and for predictable you know what I mean...(Frozen, LAP, LOL)!!!!
    Totally agree with this!

    We may agree or disagree on a number of songs but the bottom line is this is a very interesting way to present your chart (more entertaining than the other charts on this forum), and you've made a lot of original choices. I, for instance, didn't know of some of the demos/unreleased tracks so I was pleasantly surprised!!

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  • denise
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    Good job and a gorgeous #1 !!

    It was long ago since I didn't look at this video....I did it and I was like: this is Pop History! I remember how I was shocked at the time to see her with a completely different look (I mean: unlike nowadays, that was a big shock too) short blond hair and casual clothes: a punch in the face after "the Virgin" era: she was a model of style and a trendsetter since day one!!
    The remix version you posted is awesome (just put it on my FB profile, lol)!!

    2 words must be spent about this countdown too, which is for me the best one I've seen untill now under every aspect and form, love its picture and the choices of the video, I appreciate the effort you put in; not counting that finally we have a countdown without THE boring predictable end, and for predictable you know what I mean...(Frozen, LAP, LOL)!!!!

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  • Tiger
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    1 Papa Don't Preach
    3 Dress You Up

    Classics

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