Grybop's Best of 2016 (-#01 + Recap Video)

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Postby luckyONE » Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:24 am

'How Deep Is Your Love' is a great track from Calvin. :)
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Postby Tansike » Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:18 pm

Very glad to see LP's appearance :D
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Postby trebor » Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:04 pm

Hi G.! Casually passing by and happy to find quite a lot of songs that I actually know! :wink: 8-)
Konstadinos Koufos even managed to get in my all-genre weekly Top 10 (and I wasn't sure whether it's trashy or not :lol: ) It's definitely addictive! 8-) (Only Pyx Lax and Padelidis charted higher this year [for Greek acts])
Manuel Riva could have easily been a FSC entry.
Speechless at Video Video... :lol: (Don't know whether it's good or bad). Check this song out that I found in Magnus' chart: Coska: "Nightdrive" which is also extremely retro.
Maître Gims: This was a huge hit and just everywhere. If I hear it again I'll.... scream. :lol:
Hope there will be more regional songs comings.

This is the Mike Posner song that I was literally addicted to when it was released: "Cooler Than Me"
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Postby Grybop » Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:15 pm

Welcome! Thanks for the suggestion, that 80s track sounds nice indeed - I'm sure I'll be able to enjoy it once I get past its resemblance to this ! (well, only the piano part)

And I feel I've heard Cooler Than Me before! Didn't know it was him!
I'll be paying you a visit soon, gobsmacked that you've charted all those acts!
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Postby Grybop » Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:51 pm

This is not for your cries
This is all for your lies




10 Seeb ft. Neev - Breathe




Breathe in, breathe out, don't let your heart drown - this was definitely written by a medicine student.
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Postby trebor » Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:52 pm

#OMG. Haven't even realised the resemblance of Coska and Gazebo! :o :oops:
(PS: I pretty much like to discover songs coming from different European countries and sung in a domestic language]
My countdown is genre specific so there will be no songs that are generally known to a wider audience!
(But you are mostly welcome to give it a try... :wink: )
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Postby Grybop » Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:01 pm

Tidal waves of tears are crashing
No one here to save me drowning
Cause baby you're not here with me




09 Dami Im - Sound of Silence




OMG! The Drama! The Pain! The Voice!
I was sold.
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Postby Grybop » Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:10 pm

So rise up, rise it all up
Won't you rise it all up? Won't you rise it all up?




08 V V Brown - Lazarus




You may have seen Lazarus on numerous respectable year-end lists. This list is not one of them, hence this is not David Bowie, but V V Brown, an artist who should be getting the same attention. Great songwriting.
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Postby Grybop » Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:15 pm


Tha se pio
me dyo kalamakia




07 Nalyssa Green - Κοκτέιλ




Well, you know those trees that sometimes give out a sperm-like odour? Yes, there are such trees and they do smell like semen.
And this woman went and wrote about that.
OK, she just mentions "the trees that smell like your taste", but since the song is titled Cocktail, little is left to the imagination.
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Postby Grybop » Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:23 pm

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06 Chairlift - Ch-Ching




BOP! BOP! BOP! I double dare you to keep this song a secret!
Well, with less than a million views, more than a year after its release, Ch-Ching is probably just that - a well-kept secret for the very lucky few.
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Postby JSparksFan » Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:27 pm

"Sound of Silence" is spectacular.
"You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read." - James Baldwin
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Postby CrazyCrazy » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:24 pm

Grybop wrote:So rise up, rise it all up
Won't you rise it all up? Won't you rise it all up?




08 V V Brown - Lazarus




You may have seen Lazarus on numerous respectable year-end lists. This list is not one of them, hence this is not David Bowie, but V V Brown, an artist who should be getting the same attention. Great songwriting.
Not heard this! Thanks! Don't shade David though, that song is also fantastic. :lol: I like your top 10 so far. Happy Xmas! :D
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Postby KokoCollino » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:26 pm

26 Coldplay - Hymn For The Weekend
Masterpiece!

23 Dua Lipa - Be The One
Artsy and different :)

17 Poli Genova - If Love Was A Crime
YEEEEEEEEESSSS!!!! Go Poli :D

09 Dami Im - Sound of Silence
OMG you really picked out my ESC faves this year, so cool! :D
I'll find my way home
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Postby Grybop » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:55 pm

Cheers all!
CrazyCrazy wrote: Don't shade David though,
I'm not shading David! I'm shading all those big, intellectual music sites that compile their geeky little lists. Happy holidays :D
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Postby CrazyCrazy » Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:23 am

I was only kidding :lol: I agree, those pretentious sites can be annoying. :P You too. :D
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Postby Benny » Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:11 am

Great to see Dami Im, her song was by far the best Eurovision song this year. :P
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Postby Grybop » Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:10 am

Laisse moi voir ce qu'il reste à voir
Emmènes moi vers le grand soir
Te souffler, si tu veux bien m'écouter



05 Paradis - Toi Et Moi




Give me that bass baby all night long!

Also, in an era where music videos have gone super cheap, it's refreshing when you see little masterpieces done on obviously small budgets. Ch-Ching and Toi et Moi are both examples of simple, but creative videos that compliment the songs they are meant to promote. Enough with the semi-naked people and the lyric videos!
Ummm, actually lyric videos can be quite awesome sometimes as well. Just like the one coming right up.
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Postby Grybop » Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:29 am

Can we both say the words
and forget this?



04 Justin Bieber - Sorry




One more song I kept hearing all year long without knowing what it was. Only when I decided to soundhound it did I find out it was him. Justin. Transformed.
Sorry tortured me for months. I kept hearing it in my sleep. I would wake up singing it. I had done nobody wrong. Yet I kept saying I was sorry. Still not redeemed. Sorry.
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Postby Benny » Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:49 am

Very surprised to see the awful 'Sorry' so high on your chart! :o I agree that the song is torture. :lol:
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Postby leomedar » Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:04 pm

Chairlift is great! In the FSC Iççit didnt catch my attention too much but later on I found it, replayed it and now I think it is great.
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Postby luckyONE » Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:19 pm

'Sorry' is a good songs tbh, the first song by Justin that I really enjoyed.
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Postby Grybop » Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:21 pm

^^ Same here I think!

Glad you finally liked that song, leomedar!

Benny wrote:Very surprised to see the awful 'Sorry' so high on your chart! :o I agree that the song is torture. :lol:
:lol: I officially hate you :lol:
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Postby Grybop » Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:31 pm

Now let me pause a bit and calculate how much the UKMIX Forum Song Contest has affected my chart this year.

There are 9 songs in the entire top 30 that I first heard via the contest, 4 of which I'd have never heard otherwise, most notably #08 and #13. A big thank you to my co-players then, you are all really cool people. :D
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Postby king_oxymoron » Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:14 pm

Ha I am surprised to bee Justin here but it is undeniably good! I love the Dami song, your comment about the drama in her voice is spot on! I have always been a big fan of Vanessa (VV) Brown but clearly a bad one as I've not heard Lazarus, I will listen shortly, I loved her previous album.
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Postby Thriller » Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:16 pm

Breathe by Seeb is a great song and deserves to give them a hit in their own right!
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