T's top 300 songs of the decade - #1 revealed (27/10)

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Postby Blondini » Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:32 pm

Kelly and Madonna great.
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Postby Terence » Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:22 pm

15. Zamfir – The Lonely Shepherd (2003)

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Gheorghe Zamfir is a Romanian pan-flute player. Not familiar? Apparently written way back in 1977 by James Last, this track was brought to life thanks to its inclusion in the ‘Kill Bill’ soundtrack. For me it’s one of the most inspiring and spine-chilling musical pieces ever. Watch its inclusion in the movie, here!

14. Moby – Lift Me Up (2005)

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A more commercial sound from Moby, resulting in his highest of 3 songs. Indeed, this is a song that builds and builds until the final refrain lifts you up (pun intended)

13. Moloko - The Time Is Now (2000)

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This tune here went from being a pet-hate of mine, to become the 13th best song of the decade – that’s a pretty great achievement, isn’t it? Such a fragile, delicate song that it takes more than just a few listens to be fully appreciated. The backing music is divine, and the lyric ‘Time takes too much time/ Please make the waiting stop’ is so true!

12. Lisa Gerrard - Now We Are Free (2000)

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Another piece of music lifted from a soundtrack, this time from the ‘Gladiator’ movie. I’m not a fan of the film, but its soundtrack sits proudly in my record collection. This is often mistaken as being performed by Enya. If this song doesn’t lift your spirits, then I don’t know what does!

This song is performed in Idioglossial language,
"Ever had a feeling that came from beyond the mind?
Ever found that sometimes words are imperfect to articulate these feelings?
Whatever language we speak in, the invitation is always to transcend their meaning and feel them in the heart. "


11. Michelle Branch – All You Wanted (2002)

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I don’t know why, but the lyrics of this song grabbed me instantly. Quoting some peeps’ interpretations on songmeanings.net,
“A young woman, untouched by heartbreak, becomes involved with a man who has become hardened against matters of love. So in self-preservation, she attempts to be like him, and remain emotionally unattached, and becomes overwhelmed by how lonely and cold that makes her feel. So she begins to try and prove to him that not everyone is a player, intent on damaging him. And she wants him to trust her enough to let his guard down enough to see that she will do nothing but love him and adore him, his heart is safe from harm. She wants him to forger all his bitterness and skepticism where love is concerned. And determined than all get out, she vows to always be there for him no matter what”

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“What gets me the most is that she's saying she can be the one to save him, but in the same breath almost she's saying that she needs him to save her. It just seems like it's an relationship without emotional attachment. She craves it to be something more because she does genuinely love him, but to him it is more a matter perhaps of companionship. He wants someone who cares but maybe doesn't love him, while she needs someone who loves her.”
I’m not impressed by most soppy love lyrics, but this is a huge exception!
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Postby Benny » Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:46 pm

I love the songs by Moby, Moloko & Michelle Branch 8-)
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Postby Marius » Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:25 pm

Killers - really overrated IMO, same as Crossfire is now.
Kelly - Excellent, in my top 100, too.
18,17 - ok-ish, nothing special
Hung Up - expected to see this very high and quite rightly so.
Zamfir - LOL, must be the strangest thing I've seen in my six years on this site, Gheorghe Zamfir in an UKMIX chart. Take a listen to his UK top 5 hit from 1976, Light of Experience, while you're at it.
Moby - excellent, good choice
Moloko - always thought of them as very overrated.
12,11 - not really my thing
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Postby Tiger » Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:44 pm

14. Moby – Lift Me Up (2005)
13. Moloko - The Time Is Now (2000)
11. Michelle Branch – All You Wanted (2002)

Woo for Michelle Branch and Moby.
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Postby Blondini » Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:08 pm

All great apart from #11.
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Postby jszmiles » Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:08 pm

MOby and Moloko - classics!!
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Postby Virgostar » Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:15 am

Catching up, woo for these:

25. Roger Sanchez – Another Chance (2001)
23. Empire of the Sun - We Are The People (2009)
13. Moloko - The Time Is Now (2000)

These are alright too:

24. Alicia Keys – Fallin’ (2001)
19. Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone (2005)
Let's embrace the point of no return.
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Postby steophonic » Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:08 pm

Great Moloko song and the Gladiator song is AMAZING - possibly my favourite ever song from a Soundtrack.
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Postby Terence » Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:51 pm

TOP 10!

10. Dolores O'Riordan – Ordinary Day (2007)

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A song written about her daughter, you just can’t help not loving the lyrics – they sound so tender and from the heart. Watch the video!




09. Tiësto feat. Christian Burns – In The Dark (2007)

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Highest entry from 2007, the best thing ever recorded by the (generally overrated) Tiësto! I loved the fusion of dance & guitars in this track, Christian’s vocals and of course, the ultra-positive lyrics. It horrendously bombed in the UK! Shame! Listen/watch!
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Postby jszmiles » Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:07 pm

wooo for both! I have so many good memories from that time when both were played in my house a lot
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Postby Tiger » Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:24 am

10. Dolores O'Riordan – Ordinary Day (2007)
09. Tiësto feat. Christian Burns – In The Dark (2007)

Woo Dolores O'Riordan!! Actually woo both.
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Postby Terence » Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:13 pm

08. Željko Joksimovic feat. Ad Hoc Orchestra – Lane Moje (2004)

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As I said, only one Eurovision entry makes this chart, and here it crashes!

Quoting my review in my Eurovision decade countdown:

So actually this was Serbia & Montenegro’s entry but since that union dissolved and this won the Serbian National final, then it’s fair to classify it as a Serbian entry, no? This has all the ingredients needed to match my likings – charming Balkan music (all presented on stage), a spine-chilling violin solo, the bonus of being sung in its native language and of course, the gorgeous vocals from Zeljko. The flute intro sets you in a chilled-put mood, and by the time the banging drums come in, you feel almost transported to euphoria!
07. Bomfunk MC’s – Freestyler (2000)

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Weird, quirky track from Finland. I remember back then a friend was telling me about this song with a great video, and some bizarre lyrics! I did catch the video on MTV and got instantly hooked – and unlike most cases where overplay withers a song’s appeal, this one actually grew better and better with each listen! Lovin’ the Smokie, Celine Dion and Culture Club references in the lyrics, but I still have NO CLUE as to what the song’s about!
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Postby Marius » Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:31 pm

NH 8, woooo Freestyler!
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Postby Tiger » Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:14 am

08. Željko Joksimovic feat. Ad Hoc Orchestra – Lane Moje (2004)

Yeah that would be what I would guess ;)
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Postby FreakyFlyBry » Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:31 am

"All You Wanted" at #11 = fantastic. :D Need I say more?

"Ordinary Day" was also excellent, just as good as any Cranberries song.
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Postby Terence » Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:57 pm

06. Snow Patrol – Run (2004)

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An epic indie song; my #1 song of 2004 back then, and still ranks as the highest entry from that year. This was the song that introduced me (& most of us) to Snow Patrol when it gave them their first UK top 10 hit. Noteworthy are the wonderful, melancholic vocals from Mr.Lightbody, and even though the album version lasts for about 6 minutes, I still played it over & over again without getting bored of it – the ending is just indie paradise! Leona’s version was never a favourite of mine – she did a good job of it, and I’d rather have her covering it than some random screaming female over DJ beats - as it's hard to better such a classic for me.
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Postby Marius » Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:59 pm

Yay, awesome!
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Postby Benny » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:01 pm

06. Snow Patrol - Run (2004)

Fantastic, a masterpiece! Don't like Leona's version though.
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Postby Marius » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:04 pm

Benny wrote: Don't like Leona's version though.
No one does but the chavs.
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Postby Terence » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:12 pm

Nah, there are some people with an overall great musical taste here who loved both versions!
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Postby jszmiles » Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:13 am

I love both versions!

Great song!
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Postby Tiger » Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:15 am

06. Snow Patrol – Run (2004)

I think both the Leona and Snow Patrol version of the songs are really good. It's just that good ;)
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Postby FreakyFlyBry » Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:58 am

Woo for Snow Patrol :D Much like Kuba and Maaian, I also liked Leona's version, I think both are good in their own ways. :)
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Postby Terence » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:40 pm

05. Savage Garden – Crash & Burn (2000)

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The highest entry featuring (a) male vocals, (b) Australian vocalists, (c) rock music (kind of, of course)... it’s all UKMIX heaven from now on in the top 4. So what makes this my 5th favourite song of the decade, and my favourite Savage Garden song ever? I quite don’t know, but I have been playing this over and over again for 10 years and feeling positive each time, and of course, this made me purchase the amazing ‘Affirmation’ album. Plus, it features some one of the greatest lyrics ever written, and some of the most soothing backing music I’ve ever heard – seriously! All in all, an underrated masterpiece as I don’t want to recall its undeserving poor performance in the UK charts.

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