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    by » 22-04-10, 23:57

    Let the other countdown begin. 300 songs, no more, no less. Short & sweet. Of course, most of these songs were featured in my yearly countdowns but there are a few which didn’t, or even made my worst chart!

    300. Texas – Get Away (2005)



    After a change in direction with in 2003, Texas returned with a track not too dissimilar to their epic ‘Summer Son’.

    299. Shakedown – At Night (2002)



    2002 was a great year for dance music, this is one perfect example of that! Distinguishable bassline and a hilarious video to fit with the lyrics!

    298. The Modern – Jane Falls Down (2005)



    Whatever happened to this band? ‘Industry’ topped my 2006 year-end chart, so expect it higher up. This is their only charting UK hit. Stupid rules!

    297. Morandi – Falling Asleep (2006)



    Romanian pop took over Europe especially in the second half of the decade. Here’s the only entry for this duo. I did like ‘Beijo’ too.

    296. A1 – Caught in the Middle (2002)



    Just when they were getting it right, they decided to call it a day and split up! One of my favourites from 2002!

    295. Depeche Mode – Free Love (2001)



    Here’s their only entry, as much as I respect them & their longevity. I love the slow tempo of the song. Gahan’s vocals shine all through! ‘Precious’ was great too.

    294. Stacie Orrico – Stuck (2003)



    Where is she now? A perfect pop song, with a strong chorus!

    293. Morrissey – First of the Gang To Die (2004)



    Smiths’ frontman enjoyed a pretty good decade of hits, though I only really liked this one. This made my 2004 top 10. Who the hell is Hector?

    292. Editors – Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors (2007)



    I didn’t like this one when it was released. Somehow it really grew on me. Crazy world.

    291. Lostprophets - Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast) (2006)



    As did this one. I discovered this through Marius’ year-end chart… could’ve been a huge hit in my chart, but alas, it never was.

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    by » 23-04-10, 00:15

    LOL, someone reads my ATC
    Wooo for Lostprophets (of course), DM, Mozza and Editors.
    Good to see Industry will be so high.
    Let's have a second referendum

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    by » 23-04-10, 00:57

    hmm.. can't really fault any of those except for Morandi which I've never heard but probably wouldn't like...

    Texas is at their average, but still decent
    A1 is just great pop
    Depeche Mode - classic
    Stacie is still my guilty pleasure
    not my favourites from Editors and Morrissey, but strong nonetheless
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    by » 23-04-10, 09:05

    Texas, Shakedown, Morandi - all good


    Depeche Mode - I like much.

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    by » 23-04-10, 09:09

    299 and 298 are two long-forgotten gems!!!!

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    by » 23-04-10, 17:30

    299. Shakedown – At Night (2002)
    296. A1 – Caught in the Middle (2002)
    295. Depeche Mode – Free Love (2001)
    293. Morrissey – First of the Gang To Die (2004)
    291. Lostprophets - Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast) (2006)

    Good, nothing amazing for me yet
    These foolish games are tearing me apart

    My CHART

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    by » 23-04-10, 17:34

    Woo for A1 and Stacie Orrico

    Can't wait to see who'll be #1

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    by » 23-04-10, 17:35

    Except Stacey's, I love all songs! Nice start, T!


    I wish I had more time to catch up with all of my fave charts here.

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    by » 25-04-10, 01:02

    290. Amy Winehouse – You Know I’m No Good (2007)



    First entry of two from the lady who made the news headlines for all the wrong reasons. Very personal song this one!

    289. Oasis – Little By Little (2002)



    The only entry from Oasis. One half of a double a-side, this is one of the few Oasis songs I rate, probably because the vocals are provided by Noel not by that irritating prick Liam.

    288. Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso feat. Michael Feiner – Together (2005)



    First entry from the Swedish gang of DJs, just pure uplifting house music, which reminds me of THOSE (drunken) summer nights! What a tune, hard to get out of your head after listening to it!

    287. Bertine Zetlitz – Ashamed (2007)



    A few years ago, George introduced me to this Norwegian chick indirectly through the Forum Song Contest. I did like ‘Girl Like Me’ but it was this track which struck a chord with me! Have been playing it for ages now! Somehow this was never a single, I was under the impression it was – thus making this the only unreleased song in the countdown!

    286. Planet Funk – Chase the Sun (2001)



    Stunning slice of dance/electronica/chill-out backed with a video in an asylum if my memory serves me right. Didn’t like anything from them since but I’m amazed they’re one-hit wonders in the UK!

    285. Green Day – American Idiot (2004)



    A huge comeback single leading a massive album! They’ve gone horrifically mainstream since then but at least this was a decent lead single.

    284. Virgin – Szansa (Chance) (2005)



    Another FSC discovery, this time it’s from Poland. I never charted this but yep, I’ve overplayed it. Generic radio pop/rock with an irresistible chorus. Obviously I don’t know what she’s singing about – she could be wailing about dog poo for all that I know. Thanks anyway Chris!

    283. Evanescence – Bring Me To Life (2003)



    Speaking of radio-battered ‘pop disguised as rock’ music, here’s probably the biggest one of them all! I almost left this out as I’ve completely gone off it since then but I do realize that this one shone on its first listens (first discovered it on the Daredevil movie soundtrack) and that for a while, I was into this band like 99% of you were. I still own the album! Where are they now anyway?

    282. Timo Maas – To Get Down (2002)



    A forgotten gem? Another one of those songs which I didn’t like back then. Looking back, this was probably ahead of its time as this genre of music was an even bigger hit with acts like the Bodyrockers three years on!

    281. Lange feat. Skye – Drifting Away (2002)



    Released more or less in the same time as #283, this is an uplifting trance anthem with some strong vocals! They hardly make dance tunes like this anymore, do they?

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    by » 25-04-10, 01:40

    another good bunch, at least for those I know. well, except for Winehouse who I can't stand.

    I agree, better Oasis songs used to come from Noel and "Little By Little" is great. too bad you don't like "The Importance..."

    great dance tracks from Timo Maas, Lange and especially Planet Funk - one of the best dance tracks of the decade.

    great Green Day song (much better than the tearjerkers) and, well, gotta admit I do like "Bring Me To Life" even now.
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    by » 25-04-10, 10:35

    Green Day is the best in that bunch and Evanescence a close second.
    Let's have a second referendum

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    by » 25-04-10, 15:08

    289. Oasis – Little By Little (2002)
    286. Planet Funk – Chase the Sun (2001)
    285. Green Day – American Idiot (2004)
    284. Virgin – Szansa (Chance) (2005)

    Oasis' song is very good, not in their 90s class but good
    These foolish games are tearing me apart

    My CHART

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    by » 26-04-10, 11:06

    Axwell and Planet Funk are my favourite from the last bunch.

    Evanescence is good as well.

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    by » 26-04-10, 22:28

    280. Sigur Rós – Sæglópur (Lost at sea) (2006)



    Fantastic band, although their material fails to grab me instantly. ‘Hoppipolla’ is their signature tune, and I adore it, but this one is just… incredible! From the haunting intro to the falsetto chants, and the weird & freaky video clip, definitely open to many interpretations!

    279. Lily Allen – Smile (2006)



    This tongue-in-cheek debut from Ms.Allen remains my favourite song of hers even though personal chart-wise this was a minor one!

    278. Safri Duo – Played A-Live (The Bongo Song) (2001)



    How about a change in style? Drums. Drums. More drums. It’s as if we’re in some jungle. Straight from Denmark, it’s one of the few instrumentals in my countdown, and one which definitely benefitted in not having vocals of course! They did have a couple of follow-ups but none matched the sheer brilliance of this one!

    277. Katy Perry – Hot ‘n’ Cold (2008)



    Her only entry in my top 300. Overplayed but not like THAT other song of hers was. Hilarious video too, I needed a great pop music video like that!

    276. Gwen Stefani – What You Waiting For (2004)



    Speaking of great music videos, how about this one? (I recalled this video when watching Ms.Lavigne’s new clip). Back then, I preferred ‘Cool’ to this, but now this has become my favourite song of hers (out of 2-3 I like!) Altogether now, tick tock, tick tock!

    275. DJ Sammy & Yanou feat. Do – Heaven (2002)



    Now this is a perfect example of a good dance cover version! Adams’ version is great of course, but it needed some life injected in it and that’s what Dj Sammy did! Vocally Do is stunning, and the ‘Candlelight’ version just proves that!

    274. Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby (2007)



    A massive UK #1, and a well-deserved one! Crossing over pop and rock fans alike, this had everybody sreaming out ‘Ruby Ruby Ruby Ruby’ for a while. Just who the hell is Ruby?

    273. Robbie Williams – Trippin’ (2005)



    And here’s the first of four Robbie entries if my memory serves me right. It was a very marmite single this one, with people either hating it for being so diverse or loving it, for that same reason. Either way this was one brave release. Where have we heard Robbie singing in falsetto before?

    272. Anggun – Juste Avant Toi (2006)



    A vastly underrated vocalist, her voice is just ethereal! Her only entry, available either in English ‘I’ll be alright’ or in French. I prefer the French version because it sounds so sexy!

    271. PPK – Resurrection



    Another dance instrumental now, from Russia. A classic of its genre, too bad they followed it up with a photocopy!

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    by » 26-04-10, 22:48

    aside from terrible Katy Perry and even more terrible DJ Sammy, an overall quality bunch once again

    much love for including PPK they have other stuff that's not photocopy though, hehe

    "Tripping" is also quite fantastic, Kaisers' is decent although far from their best, Safri Duo is just QUALITY. Gwen's best solo single here, and a nice Lily song, although I feel this is truly one of her weakest, especially compared to second album. I don't like Mark Ronson, there.
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    by » 27-04-10, 14:52

    I'd have to give nods to Katy Perry (!) and Safri Duo as the pick of the last bunch, though DJ Sammy found his way into my collection and the Kaiser Chiefs grew on me.

    I never liked the PPK track and I never liked the mangled spelling of its title!

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    by » 28-04-10, 21:47

    270. Despina Vandi – Gia (2003)



    A huge star in her homeland, Greece, and a hue pan-Euopean hit, very Bollywood/laika-sounding. It was a disastrous commercial flop in the UK, even though it was re-recorded in English to cater for the English-speaking listeners. I do like ‘Ipofero’ and ‘Come Along Now’ too!

    269. Natalie Imbruglia – That Day (2001)



    After years of keeping us waiting for some new material, the Australian beauty unleashed this anthemic number preceding her album ‘White Lilies Island’. A very angst-ridden refrain, with a subtle ending, and she looks so gorgeous in the video!

    268. Craig David – Walking Away (2000)



    I personally never saw the fuss in his massive debut #1 single or his Artful Dodger collaborations but this track won me over, don’t know why! I’ve just found out he recorded this song with artists singing in other languages too! I didn’t mind ‘7 Days’ and ‘What’s Your Flava’ either but other than these three, he’s a vastly overrated artist for me.

    267. The Streets – Fit But You Know It (2004)



    Mike Skinner at its comical best here, an ode to those ladies (and guys, why not?) who well know they’re hot and don’t, for a moment, hide it! ‘Dry Your Eyes’ is amazing too but there’s no room for it in my top 300, as much as I related to it back then!

    266. All Saints – Rock Steady (2006)



    An unexpected comeback from these girls in 2006. A huge hit, a hard-edged sound. A huge flop. A short-lived comeback.

    265. Coldplay – Viva la Vida (2008)



    I’ve loved these guys ever since they started releasing music, when I was too busy listening to Britney, Shania Twain and Madonna, so they must have been doing something good since their beginning. This gave them their overdue UK #1, and even though I can’t really stand it now, there was a (long) time when I was obsessed by it. More to come from them, of course!

    264. The Androids – Do It With Madonna (2003)



    Hands up if you remember this? Hilarious; I don’t know which fool prefers to make it with Madonna instead of younger Christina and Britney… at least they didn’t exactly turn Kylie down! The video is a classic, featuring Madonna from all eras, and in all versions!

    263. Mya – Case of the Ex (2001)



    Some R&B/pop now, the only good thing she’s ever done (as a solo tsk, tsk!) but what a song!

    262. Seth Lakeman – Lady Of The Sea (Hear Her Calling) (2006)



    If there’s anything I’ve come to appreciate as time went by, is folk music. Be it drums, flutes, pan pipes, violins, I’d greatly appreciate it, which is why I fell in love big time with this violin-driven tune. A huge flop in the charts, but it went as high as #2 in my 2006 year-end countdown!

    261. Goldfrapp – A&E (2008)



    And time for another folk-tinged tune, a less electronic offering from Alison & co, but a great tune nonetheless was this one, written by Ms.Goldfrapp’s visit to an A&E department in hospital! Underrated song, by all means!

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    by » 28-04-10, 22:00

    Some great stuff so far!!

    Particularly Craig David, Mya, Coldplay, Lily Allen, Katy Perry, DJ Sammy, Robbie, Amy & Shakedown!

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    by » 29-04-10, 20:08

    I'm going to compile my own chart of the decade but i need some time to make a list so i will surely visit your countdown T.

    Woo for these :

    261. Goldfrapp – A&E (2008)
    265. Coldplay – Viva la Vida (2008)
    272. Anggun – Juste Avant Toi (2006)
    273. Robbie Williams – Trippin’ (2005)
    274. Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby (2007)
    275. DJ Sammy & Yanou feat. Do – Heaven (2002)
    276. Gwen Stefani – What You Waiting For (2004)
    279. Lily Allen – Smile (2006)
    283. Evanescence – Bring Me To Life (2003)
    284. Virgin – Szansa (Chance) (2005)
    290. Amy Winehouse – You Know I’m No Good (2007)
    294. Stacie Orrico – Stuck (2003)
    295. Depeche Mode – Free Love (2001)
    300. Texas – Get Away (2005)

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    by » 30-04-10, 01:31

    another nearly faultless bunch, T

    I don't care for Despina (and oh my god "Come Along Now" was REALLY overplayed here), neither for the Androids (that song was amusing for 5 seconds and loses big time to the classic that is Trucks - It's Just Porn Mum ) and Coldplay (they had much better...), but otherwise all cool.

    good pop, good R&B, good Skinner and great, GREAT Natalie song
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