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    What Are Your Favourite Pop Songs?

    I like any type of music, including straight out pop music.

    My top 3:

    Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
    Your Song - Elton John
    Hometown Glory - Adele


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    The Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps


    I'll just stick with that for now...
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    Here are three that come to mind, quickly:

    Wouldn't It Be Good ~ Nik Kershaw

    King For A Day ~ XTC

    No One Is To Blame ~ Howard Jones

    There are many others, obviously...

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    Elo - a living thing

    Stevie Wonder - Pastime Paradise

    The Nits - Adieu Sweet Bahnhof (1988 live version)

    But could be different tomorrow really.

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    Popcorn - Hot Butter
    Pop Muzik - M
    Pop Song 69 - R.E.M.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital_Man View Post
    Popcorn - Hot Butter
    Pop Muzik - M
    Pop Song 69 - R.E.M.
    Popmusik - Die Prinzen

    Die Dunkelheit hat nicht das letzte Wort (love the ending on that one)


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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    I meant - Are Your Favourite... Mods - can you fix the title?
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    Done
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    i've been getting into the Cars a lot lately. been kind of a renaissance for me as i was originally turned on to them back in the 80's when i first heard Heartbeat City (song and album). liked that one so much i went out and bought the other albums on cassette. lost interest after a while though.
    like a lot of other pop as well of course but this is what i've been listening to lately.
    fave albums: HC, Candy-O, Panorama.
    fave songs: Night Spots (album version), Candy-O, Panorama, Lot on my Head, Dangerous Type, Touch and Go
    "She said you are the air I breathe
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    Night and Day - nearly any version

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    Mostly 60s, really. The obvious Beatles/Beach Boys/Bacharach-David/Goffin-King etc. A few random favourites which maybe aren't as well known as they should be.




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    Just a few:

    Simply Red - Holding Back The Years
    Sade - No Ordinary Love
    All That She Wants - Ace of Base

    I hope you don't mean current, because I don't know any

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camelogue View Post
    Just a few:

    Simply Red - Holding Back The Years
    Sade - No Ordinary Love
    All That She Wants - Ace of Base

    I hope you don't mean current, because I don't know any
    It can be from any era! Some interesting choices so far. I know progressive rock fans are music lovers in general, I'm not surprised you've had many examples so far.
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    Three songs I think are complete masterpieces. I could have thrown “Good Vibrations” in here, but it’s a bit obvious. I think these are about on a par:





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    “Our Lips Are Sealed” - The Go-Go’s
    “Empire State of Mind” - Alicia Keys
    “It’s My Life” - Talk Talk
    “Fade Away and Radiate” - Blondie
    “Along Comes Mary” - The Association

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    Way, way to many to name, so just a few (not already mentioned) that occur to me at the moment:

    Lives In The Balance- Jackson Browne
    Black Water-Doobie Brothers
    My Little Town-Simon & Garfunkel

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    Hall and Oates -- Your Kiss is on my List
    2 pm -- 10/10
    Madonna -- Material Girl

    just 3 that pop out at the top of my head right now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quantum Cat View Post
    Way, way to many to name, so just a few (not already mentioned) that occur to me at the moment:

    ...
    Black Water-Doobie Brothers
    ...
    +1
    "She said you are the air I breathe
    The life I love, the dream I weave."


    Unevensong - Camel

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    others i was reminded of reading other posts..

    Madonna - live to tell, oh father, my playground (A League of Their Own)
    Sade - smooth operator, war of the heart, tar baby
    Hall & Oates - Maneater
    Earth, Wind Fire - shining star
    Aimee Mann - today's the day
    Crosby, Still Nash - judy blue eyes, guinnevere, deja vu, carry on
    Neil Young - comes a time, peace of mind, tell me why, old man

    a zillion others that i'll think of eventually
    "She said you are the air I breathe
    The life I love, the dream I weave."


    Unevensong - Camel

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    Queen - bohemian rhapsody
    Carly Simon - that's the way i always...
    Nirvana - in bloom, come as you are
    "She said you are the air I breathe
    The life I love, the dream I weave."


    Unevensong - Camel

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    Keeping it to three is difficult. H'mmm.

    Martha and the Vandellas -- "Dancing in the Streets"
    The Monkees -- "Pleasant Valley Sunday"
    Bow Wow Wow -- "I Want Candy"
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    Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy (12" version)
    Roxette - The Look
    Spoons - Nova Heart
    Madonna - La Isla Bonita
    INXS - I Send A Message
    Platinum Blonde - It Doesn't Really Matter
    Duran Duran - A View To A Kill
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    Quote Originally Posted by Progatron View Post
    Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy (12" version)
    Roxette - The Look
    Spoons - Nova Heart
    Madonna - La Isla Bonita
    INXS - I Send A Message
    Platinum Blonde - It Doesn't Really Matter
    Duran Duran - A View To A Kill
    Hey Lorne - The Spoons are a Canadian band, right? I think I saw them in the 80s.
    What can this strange device be? When I touch it, it brings forth a sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    Hey Lorne - The Spoons are a Canadian band, right? I think I saw them in the 80s.
    Spoons are indeed from Burlington. They had a few hits (on the Canadian charts, anyway) with songs like Romantic Traffic and Tell No Lies. But it's their deeper album cuts that I like the most. Good synth-pop but with guitar as well. I've been longtime friends with their original keyboardist Rob Preuss, who later went on to play in Honeymoon Suite when they got their big success (Lethal Weapon soundtrack). We grew up mere blocks from each other. A while back he posted a photo of him teaching Rami Malek how to do Freddie Mercury's cross-hand piano technique for the Queen movie!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Progatron View Post
    Spoons are indeed from Burlington. They had a few hits (on the Canadian charts, anyway) with songs like Romantic Traffic and Tell No Lies. But it's their deeper album cuts that I like the most. Good synth-pop but with guitar as well. I've been longtime friends with their original keyboardist Rob Preuss, who later went on to play in Honeymoon Suite when they got their big success (Lethal Weapon soundtrack). We grew up mere blocks from each other. A while back he posted a photo of him teaching Rami Malek how to do Freddie Mercury's cross-hand piano technique for the Queen movie!
    That's cool!

    I know I asked for favourites, and everyone likely has thousands, but I'm really referring to songs you adore/have emotional resonance for you.
    What can this strange device be? When I touch it, it brings forth a sound.

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    Picking just three, these came to mind immediately.

    Tame Impala — “Breathe Deeper”
    Tears for Fears — “Head Over Heels”
    Genesis — “Turn It On Again”


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    Simply Red - Holding Back The Years
    Fantastic song.
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