2001 10 The Ones - Flawless (Italo Disco mix) (2001)
Discovered on: Somewhere on the net
I probably hadn't heard the Phunk Investigation remix, which is the version that became a hit, by the time I was compiling this list. The version I knew then was probably the original mix (you can hear a bit of it in the presentation video), but I can't find it anywhere today.
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2001 09 Christophe - Samourai (et moi je suis à ses pieds) (1976)
Discovered on: The eponymous album.
You could tell by now that I really love this guy. One of the first things I did when I got my PC in 2001 was to build a site about him on geocities. It's crap design-wise, but has had hundreds of thousands of visitors until now, probably because there are not many sites on Christophe out there. Anyway, this song is from his rock era.
2001 07 Manu Chao - Bongo bong / Je ne t'aime plus / Mr. Bobby (1999)
Discovered on: MCM and the single.
This song (well, it's actually 3 different songs with the same backing track) had been in my head for more than a year already, but it was only when I purchased the single that I really enjoyed it. While the video (and the album) has the 2 first songs back to back, a third one was added on the single, randomly about Bob Marley, which seamlessly continues where the others end, forming a nice little trilogy, which I had to chart as a whole, since I listened to it as such.
The first two tracks were later covered by Robbie Williams.
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The Ones, Dido, Manu and even Christophe sound great/ good to my ears. The ones' is something i've always liked, Dido's i like now more than before, Manu- on and off, and Christophe, of course just now. Ooooh and I have to thank you for "recontextualizing" Dido for me. I've been on a download discogs rampage for months now and had to get Dido's at some point. For some odd reason how she fitted on your medley has pointed exactly to me her music's allure. Thanks.
From the medley I have a strong inkling as to which your #1 for 2001 is.
Naturally your entrance is grand
Red carpet rolled out, on the side they stand
Worshipping you like a god and like a goddess
You remain modest
Flashbulbs pop, paparazzi goes wild
With amazing grace, you walk and smile
They answer to your beck and call
2001 05 Björk & Thom Yorke - I've seen it all (2000)
Discovered on: TV, but I guess I would have heard it anyway.
(Almost) taken from Dancer In the Dark - the song's a duet between Bjork and Peter Stormare in the movie. A song about being content with whatever little you may have seen (accomplished?) in life, as long as you feel complete. Amazing performances from both singers.
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I've no idea who Alpha are, but somehow this song was stuck in my CD player in 2001 and wouldn't get out. And it did take me a lot of listens to get into it, cos it's one of those seemingly interminable ultra-slow numbers where (almost) nothing happens and can bore you to death if you're not in the right mood. Seeing the video for the first time years afterwards made me cringe, as I find it unfitting, plus they cut off 2 mins of the song.
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Curtis Mayfield was an amazing musician and also possessed one of the sweetest male voices in soul. When canadian collective Bran Van 3000 updated a recording of his for the 00s, the result was magnificent. Gotta love those strings!
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