I feel like you've been promising this since 2013.Spartan wrote:I will finish this before the end of this year.
I know you're joking, but they are soooooooooo polar opposite outside of the image thing. Gaga has very little in common with Bowie musically. By that argument who needs MJ when we have Meghan Trainor .toni_pest wrote: And I never actually heard Heroes who needs bowies music when you have lady gaga
I knew you'd like it, and you've still got one ABBA song left!Benny wrote:"Mamma Mia" is fantastic, ABBA pop at its best.
"Take on Me" is great but overplayed by radio.
Thanks!Phoenixx wrote:These are both such classics! Expecially Take On Me!
I listened to it. I liked the long version but I think I've just become so accustomed to the radio version that the extra verse did nothing amazingly special for me.NothingFails wrote:The "I, I wish I could swim" part that opens up the single version was actually the third verse. The single version I guess is fine for compact listening, but I feel like it lacks some of the emotional buildup that the 6 minute long album version had.Spartan wrote:I've got the long version of TEOFH, but I didn't realise Heroes had a long one - I'll check it out.
Another two great songs.
Mamma Mia is pop perfection, you can't not get happy when you hear it come on. I do like some of their latter stuff more but you can't deny how perfect a pop song it is.
Take On Me is also a masterpiece that you can't talk about without also bringing up the legendary video that still holds up as one of the greatest ever made. Sadly this is all America seems to know a-ha for which is kind of a shame since they have so many other great songs, but at least we did get this one right by making it #1.
GaGa is the new Bowie.toni_pest wrote:Take On Me and Total Eclipse are among my all time favorites too! I can't stand any of the ABBA singles anymore tbh, all so overplayed. And I never actually heard Heroes who needs bowies music when you have lady gaga
ThanksNippian93 wrote:Total Eclipse Of The Heart is a masterpiece, definitely deserves its position.
I'm full of false promises like "I'll finish the countdown soon" or "I can take it without lube".JSparksFan wrote:I feel like you've been promising this since 2013.
I do have a wonderful taste so thanks for reaffirming that.JimJim wrote:So I've only just discovered this thread now and wanted to let you know I thoroughly enjoyed reading through your countdown. I never knew you had such multi-generational taste, with snippets from each decade getting their turn, it's wonderful. We have quite compatible music taste, although to be honest, I've never really delved into the works of Streisand, Simon & Garfunkel or The Beatles the way you have.
I know everything is different from a country-to-country perspective, but some of your comments got me:
- John Farnham a one-hit wonder?!
- 'Heroes' is the quintessential David Bowie song I'd say, I think it's the one most people know
- 'Always' not being one of Bon Jovi's most well known 90s song? I think it's their signature song of the 90s and by far one of their most popular tracks in Australia
Soaring in at #4 is my highest charting broadway song 'Defying Gravity'. It's the second of two entries from teh musical 'Wicked', as well as being Kristin Chenoweth's fourth appearance on my chart (following Maybe This Time, For Good, Home) and Idina Menzel's third appearance (following For Good, Seasons Of Love). The song serves as the closing number of the first act. As a live performer, Idina Menzel can be very hit-and-miss but this song showcases her raw talent very well. Even though it's technically a duet, the song is pretty much 95% Elphaba singing. The range of emotions displayed in the song is brilliant and Idina's gravelly tones lend themselves very well to the song. It builds up and reaches brilliant climax with a killer final note. I've seen Wicked in the West End six times now, and I know it's not manly but this song genuinely bring me to tears in the theatre.
Coming in bronze position and trouncing all the other Girls Aloud amazingness is, rather unsurprisingly for those who know me, Biology. It's Girls Aloud's eighth and final entry. I loved this song from the moment I first heard it, and the fact that its brilliance kicks in straight away is even better. This song is basically what defines the band for me: strange yet brilliant structure, strong vocals, catchy hook, odd lyrics. The fact that this song does sound like four separately amazing songs rolled into one is one of its best qualities. This song deserved to have been #1 for at least 52 weeks. I could bang on for hours about its brilliance.
DEAD!!!Spartan wrote:I'm full of false promises like "I'll finish the countdown soon" or "I can take it without lube".
A good batch for you aside from Bruce. I was so gutted that you discovered Torn before my countdown, that will teach me fro taking so long.
My runner-up song of all-time, and the seventh and final entry for Duran Duran is Hungry Like The Wolf. Everything about this song is brilliant. I only discovered it about 8 years ago, and it made me really fall in love with Duran Duran as a band. Since then I've acquainted myself with all of Duran Duran's discography and have bought physical copies of all their albums. This song is lifted from their best one 'Rio'. This song is such a spectacular pop song, it has some brilliant instrumental usages with its guitar riffs. The lyrics and theme is brilliant and oddly quirky. The lead vocals are strong and round out an awesome song.
Thanks for everyone who followed this chart, especially Akini who took his time out to listen to every song on here (much appreciated). We got there (eventually). If I redid it, I'm sure the Top 500 would be vastly different to 3 years ago when I compiled this list.And here's my #1, probably not too surprising for those who know me. And with ten songs on my chart, it's not that shocking to see one of ABBA's songs reach the top spot, here is their tenth and final entry. In all honesty, I kept changing my mind between the top two every time. The only thing that sets Thank You For The Music apart is that I have a deeper emotional connection to this song. That aside, the lyrics are brilliant ABBA lyrics and make for a meaningful song. I can cry quite easily listening to the song, it's such a great bookending song to ABBA's career. The vocals are the best that I've ever heard on an ABBA song, and the composition is beautiful. I can't recall when I first heard this song but I've grown up with it and it still sounds as fresh today as it did when I was a kid.
It was my pleasure! The discoveries here were first-class! Thank you for the music, Pete. <3Spartan wrote:Thanks for everyone who followed this chart, especially Akini who took his time out to listen to every song on here (much appreciated).