Spartan's All-Time Top 500 (FINISHED AT LAST)

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Postby Spartan » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:25 pm

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Over the last few months I have spent ages compiling a chart consisting of my all-time favourite songs. I've made some cutthroat decisions but ultimately my Top 500 is an eclectic mixture of all genres: pop, rock, dance, pop, country, urban, pop, musical songs, film scores, TV themes, pop and some Glee *cue the hatred before my countdown even starts* :lol:

I'm hoping more people comment on this than they did on my Girls Aloud chart. :oops:

A teaser of some of the most featured artists on my chart:

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... coming soon ...
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Postby Haribo » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:30 pm

Can't wait! :D
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Postby Wardo » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:33 pm

Love the presentation!

It will be nice to know more about your faves - I already see iconic names above!
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Postby JSparksFan » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:09 am

Quick question: will pop music feature on this countdown? :lol:

I fully expect this to be a thoroughly exceptional list so you better deliver! Bring on the gleeful countdown. 8-)
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Postby Benny » Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:17 am

You have great taste in music so I will definitely follow this! :D

Love the presentation as well.
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Postby Falsetto » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:30 am

I'm curious what I will see here... :wink:
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Postby stevyy » Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:41 pm

i seriously cannot wait for this. Love that you show a pic of RW, TT and The Killers above. They better rank all fairly high.
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Postby Spartan » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:36 pm

Thanks for all the comments. I'm hoping to kick off the countdown next week after I amend my rankings (for the millionth time).

500 SONGS
OVER 250 DIFFERENT ARTISTS
SPANNING 7 DECADES


... who will triumph?

Let's take a closer look at my most-featured artists with 5 or more songs through barometers (this won't necessarily reflect on their positioning in my chart):

ABBA: IIIIIIIIII
DELTA GOODREM: IIIIIIIIII

BARBRA STREISAND: IIIIIIIII

FRANK SINATRA: IIIIIIII
GIRLS ALOUD: IIIIIIII
NATASHA BEDINGFIELD: IIIIIIII
THE BEATLES: IIIIIIII

DURAN DURAN: IIIIIII
ELTON JOHN: IIIIIII
GLEE CAST: IIIIIII
QUEEN: IIIIIII
THE KILLERS: IIIIIII

BILLY JOEL: IIIIII
COLDPLAY: IIIIII
HILARY DUFF: IIIIII
KYLIE MINOGUE: IIIIII
MADONNA: IIIIII

FLEETWOOD MAC: IIIII
RIHANNA: IIIII
ROBBIE WILLIAMS: IIIII
SUGABABES: IIIII
TAKE THAT: IIIII


There are also 11 James Bond themes to feature on my chart, a surprisingly large amount considering that I'm not really a fan of the films.
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Postby Benny » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:49 pm

Great to see ABBA, Delta Goodrem, Elton John, Madonna and Fleetwood Mac having 5 or more songs on the countdown. :D
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Postby toni_pest » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:54 pm

Here for this. Which reminds me to reboot mine.
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Postby Dragon » Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:30 pm

THE BEATLES, DURAN DURAN, QUEEN would have a minimum of 5 songs each, too, if I was doing a roomy chart.
ELTON JOHN and COLDPLAY, probably, too.

I'm really going to follow. :)
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Postby Haribo » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:43 am

Spartan wrote:GLEE CAST: IIIIIII
I guess I already know your favorite, but I can't wait to see their full list! :D
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Postby Spartan » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:49 pm

Haribo wrote:I guess I already know your favorite, but I can't wait to see their full list! :D
You do? I didn't think I'd made that public knowledge yet but oh well. :lol:
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Postby luckyONE » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:11 pm

I'm excited for this! Reading your posts in this thread so far, I'm sure I will like quite a few Songs which made it to your Top 500. 8-)
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Postby Spartan » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:05 pm

Thanks for the comments.

JUST MISSED LIST


A-HA The Living Daylights
ABBA Does Your Mother Know
ANASTACIA I'm Outta Love
BARBRA STREISAND Come To The Supermarket (In Old Peking)
BARBRA STREISAND & DONNA SUMMER No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
BILLIE PIPER Day And Night
BRITNEY SPEARS Womanizer
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Dancing In The Dark
'CHICAGO' CAST Cell Block Tango
COLDPLAY Yellow
DEAN MARTIN Ain't That A Kick In The Head
ELTON JOHN Daniel
EMINEM Lose Yourself
GIRLS ALOUD Whole Lotta History
GLEE CAST I Dreamed A Dream
MICHAEL CRAWFORD Music Of The Night
MILEY CYRUS The Climb
NEIL DIAMOND Hello Again
RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS The Zephyr Song
SINEAD O'CONNOR Nothing Compares 2 U
SPANDAU BALLET Gold
STEPPENWOLF Born To Be Wild
THE BEATLES Yesterday
THE KILLERS Goodnight, Travel Well
TLC Unpretty
USHER Yeah
'WICKED' CAST Thank Goodness
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Postby Benny » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:08 pm

A-HA The Living Daylights
ABBA Does Your Mother Know
ANASTACIA I'm Outta Love
BARBRA STREISAND & DONNA SUMMER No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
BILLIE PIPER Day And Night
BRITNEY SPEARS Womanizer
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Dancing In The Dark
ELTON JOHN Daniel
NEIL DIAMOND Hello Again
RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS The Zephyr Song
SPANDAU BALLET Gold
STEPPENWOLF Born To Be Wild
THE BEATLES Yesterday
TLC Unpretty

I like all these though I can understand why they didn't make it into the top 500 except for "Daniel" which is my favourite Elton John song.
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Postby Haribo » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:09 pm

Good start. "Yeah!" is my favorite. :)

ANASTACIA I'm Outta Love
BRITNEY SPEARS Womanizer
ELTON JOHN Daniel
EMINEM Lose Yourself
GLEE CAST I Dreamed A Dream
MILEY CYRUS The Climb
USHER Yeah
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Postby CrazyCrazy » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:11 pm

Spartan wrote:Thanks for the comments.

JUST MISSED LIST

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A-HA The Living Daylights
ANASTACIA I'm Outta Love
COLDPLAY Yellow
EMINEM Lose Yourself
RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS The Zephyr Song
SINEAD O'CONNOR Nothing Compares 2 U
SPANDAU BALLET Gold
THE BEATLES Yesterday
TLC Unpretty
I like all of these! :D
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Postby JSparksFan » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:12 pm

Ah, some real quality ones missed the cut! I like most of them but the ones I love are in bold.

ANASTACIA I'm Outta Love
BARBRA STREISAND Come To The Supermarket (In Old Peking)
BARBRA STREISAND & DONNA SUMMER No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
BRITNEY SPEARS Womanizer

ELTON JOHN Daniel
EMINEM Lose Yourself
GIRLS ALOUD Whole Lotta History
GLEE CAST I Dreamed A Dream
MILEY CYRUS The Climb
SINEAD O'CONNOR Nothing Compares 2 U
STEPPENWOLF Born To Be Wild
THE BEATLES Yesterday
TLC Unpretty
USHER Yeah
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Postby adg » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:54 pm

ANASTACIA I'm Outta Love
BARBRA STREISAND & DONNA SUMMER No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
BILLIE PIPER Day And Night
BRITNEY SPEARS Womanizer
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Dancing In The Dark
COLDPLAY Yellow
ELTON JOHN Daniel
EMINEM Lose Yourself
RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS The Zephyr Song
SINEAD O'CONNOR Nothing Compares 2 U
SPANDAU BALLET Gold
STEPPENWOLF Born To Be Wild
THE BEATLES Yesterday
USHER Yeah

If this is the calibre of songs missing out then your Top 500 will be fantastic :D
Yellow is my favourite of the missed songs :)
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Postby luckyONE » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:36 pm

"Dancing In The Dark" and "Lose Yourself" are my favorite Songs from the Songs which missed the actual Top 500. Excited for more.
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Postby NothingFails » Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:51 am

All of these are great

A-HA The Living Daylights
ABBA Does Your Mother Know
ANASTACIA I'm Outta Love
BARBRA STREISAND Come To The Supermarket (In Old Peking)
BARBRA STREISAND & DONNA SUMMER No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Dancing In The Dark
'CHICAGO' CAST Cell Block Tango
COLDPLAY Yellow
RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS The Zephyr Song
SINEAD O'CONNOR Nothing Compares 2 U
SPANDAU BALLET Gold
STEPPENWOLF Born To Be Wild
THE KILLERS Goodnight, Travel Well
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Postby Terence » Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:38 pm

Spartan wrote:Thanks for the comments.

JUST MISSED LIST

ABBA Does Your Mother Know
BILLIE PIPER Day And Night
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Dancing In The Dark
COLDPLAY Yellow
ELTON JOHN Daniel
SINEAD O'CONNOR Nothing Compares 2 U
SPANDAU BALLET Gold
THE BEATLES Yesterday
I love these!!
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Postby Spartan » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:01 pm

Thanks for all the comments guys.
I know I usually do some fancy-schmancy presentation but it's taken me so long to compile this chart that, if I were to do fancy presentation, I'd be doing the countdown until I'm a hagged old man.

500.
P!NK GET THE PARTY STARTED

2001
P!NK: 1/2

"everybody's waiting for me to arrive..."

Getting this party started at #500 is P!nk with her first of two entries. Get The Party Started is a great, sing-a-long song by P!nk, who's doing what she does best here by releasing an uptempo, rocky number. Her raw vocals are always on par but they sound even better than usual in this song. I also really love the Shirley Bassey version.
499.
QUEEN WHO WANTS TO LIVE FOREVER

1968
QUEEN: 1/7

"who waits forever anyway..."

Entering at #499 is the first of seven entries by rock legends Queen. Though this is far from being my favourite of theirs, it's still such an epic song for me. It was nice to see Brian May sing some of the song as most Queen songs I'm familiar with are Freddie-heavy. I really love the instrumental version of this song too, it's quite epic.
498.
RIHANNA BREAKIN' DISHES

2007
RIHANNA: 1/5

"i don't know who you think i am..."

Queen RiRi's first of five entries come courtesy of Breakin' Dishes which, to me, was the standout album track from Good Girl Gone Bad. It's immediately catchy, most notably in its fierce chorus where Rihanna is getting all pissy and breaking some crockery, which she'd probably pay some immigrant worker minimum wage to clean up. Either way, it's a her best ever album track.
497.
AVRIL LAVIGNE MY HAPPY ENDING

2004
AVRIL LAVIGNE: 1/2

"all of the memories, so close to me, just fade away..."

Canadian pop Princess Avril Lavigne loses her first of two entries on my chart with this teen-rock heartbreak of a song. I prefer Avril doing this sort of songs to her upbeat stuff, they tend to feel a lot more personal and as if she's actually trying to make decent music for a change. Overall, a great moody, angst-fuelled song.
496.
THE DOORS HELLO, I LOVE YOU

1968
THE DOORS: 1/1

"like a dog that begs for something sweet..."

The sole entry for 60s rock band The Doors comes in the form of their US #1 single Hello, I Love You. I think this song probably remains one of their most well-known songs (though I think it's the only song of theirs that I actually know), and I can see why. It's instantaneously catchy and one of my favourite songs from the 60s.
495.
MADONNA DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA

1996
MADONNA: 1/6

"looking out of the window, staying out of the sun, so i chose freedom..."

Queen Midge's first of six entries on my chart comes from the defining Evita number Don't Cry For Me Argentina. I feel like I have actually placed this song too low. Though it's not my absolute favourite song of Madonna's, it's the song where she shows the most emotion in and she does a great job. I find the song just builds up into a great climax and doesn't disappoint.
494.
ROBBIE WILLIAMS FEEL

2002
ROBBIE WILLIAMS: 1/5

"cos i've got too much life running through my veins..."

Robster's first of five entries is super ballad Feel. Though one of my favourite Robbie songs is an uptempo, I feel as if his voice is so much better suited to ballads. He just has some great power in his voice (though not nowadays) and is very easy to listen to. I also prefer most of Robbie's material away from Take That, and most of Take That's material when Robbie isn't involved. But this song is one of his best.
493.
NANCY SINATRA THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN'

1966
NANCY SINATRA: 1/4

"one day these boots are gonna walk all over you..."

Frank's offspring Nancy had a good run of hits in the 60s, this is her first of four contributions on my countdown. Though I don't think she's the strongest singer, her tone really suits this style of music. The song embraces its country roots and is one of those songs that will always be a guilty pleasure of mine. I actually first heard it when Jessica Simpson covered it for that god-awful Dukes Of Hazzard movie, then I checked out the original and loved it.
492.
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN BORN IN THE USA

1984
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: 1/3

"nowhere to run, ain't got nowhere to go..."

Bruce Springsteen's first of three tunes on my countdown is arguable one of his most favoured tunes Born In The USA. Themed around the Vietnam war, the song conjures a lot of political opinions for people. But, politics aside, that can't take away from the fact that it's a brilliant song from Bruce and a timeless classic in my opinion.
491.
NATASHA BEDINGFIELD PIRATE BONES

2007
NATASHA BEDINGFIELD: 1/8

"don't wanna end up like pirate bones. What i thought was treasure's just a pile of stones..."

Even though she doesn't have the most entries on this chart, Natasha Bedingfield is the one artist in my collection where I like every single song by her. Pirate Bones is her first of eight entries. It's a really funky song from Tash and is my second favourite album track by her. The lyrics are awesome and quirky, combine that with some great vocals and a catchy hook and you have Natasha at her best. Listening to this song just reminds me of what an incredible artist she actually is, and how I'm dying for a new lbum from her.
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Postby Haribo » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:23 pm

Average batch. I like "Get the Party Started", though. Good presentation. :wink:
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