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    I'm not sure they're really Pop songs as such, but they were commercially successful singles, so that's close enough for me:

    1) Al Stewart -"Year Of The Cat" Not just a great Pop song, but one of the best songs ever, regardless of category.
    2) New Order -"True Faith" Pure magic. Among the 80s best.
    3) Til Tuesday -"Voices Carry" Poignant. Powerful. Gutsy. Brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    I'm not sure they're really Pop songs as such, but they were commercially successful singles, so that's close enough for me:

    1) Al Stewart -"Year Of The Cat" Not just a great Pop song, but one of the best songs ever, regardless of category.
    2) New Order -"True Faith" Pure magic. Among the 80s best.
    3) Til Tuesday -"Voices Carry" Poignant. Powerful. Gutsy. Brilliant.
    1 and 3 absolutely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camelogue View Post
    1 and 3 absolutely!
    Yeah "voices carry" now is on my list
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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    I'm not sure they're really Pop songs as such, but they were commercially successful singles, so that's close enough for me:

    1) Al Stewart -"Year Of The Cat" Not just a great Pop song, but one of the best songs ever, regardless of category.
    2) New Order -"True Faith" Pure magic. Among the 80s best.
    3) Til Tuesday -"Voices Carry" Poignant. Powerful. Gutsy. Brilliant.
    Yes, 1,2 and 3 are outstanding songs and rise above the rest. Hard to challenge that.

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    Toto Rosanna
    Joe Jackson Steppin' Out
    Christopher Cross Ride Like the Wind
    Belinda Carlisle Heaven is a Place on Earth
    John Denver Rocky Mountain High, The Eagle and the Hawk, Calypso

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    Lightning Striking Again-Lou Christie
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    Gale Garnett-We’ll Sing In The Sunshine
    Glen Campbell-Wichita Lineman
    Gordon Lightfoot- Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
    Gordon Lightfoot- If You Could Read My Mind
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    The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
    The Turtles - Happy Together
    The Ronettes - Be My Baby
    Ike and Tina - River Deep and Mountain High
    Jan & Dean - Popsicle
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    Today's choices:

    Erasure - A Little Respect
    ABC - All Of My Heart
    Boy Meets Girl - Waiting For A Star To Fall
    Jane Wiedlin - Rush Hour
    Weather With You - Crowded House
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lopez View Post
    The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
    The Turtles - Happy Together
    The Ronettes - Be My Baby
    Ike and Tina - River Deep and Mountain High
    Jan & Dean - Popsicle
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    I had made some draft list recently that was similar in nature, with tens of entries put into it already, so it didn't take a lot of additional time to make this list of 50 here. This is 50 *near* the top segment of my Pop favorites list (if I were to make such list one day and thoroughly...I don't think so...), focusing on upbeat songs, and excluding ballady/moody songs. "Favorite songs" doesn't mean "best songs" obviously...the purpose is to share.

    Mamas & the Papas - California dreaming
    Dusty Springfield - Son of a preacher man
    Ronettes – Be my baby
    Kim Wilde - You keep me hanging On
    Roy Orbison - You got it
    Phil collins – can't hurry love
    PG - Shock the monkey
    ABBA - Gimme gimme gimme
    Bee Gees - Staying alive
    Hair soundtrack - Age of Aquarius

    Moody Blues - other side of life
    Blondie - Call Me
    Frankie Valli – Grease
    Phantom of the Opera (fav performance is this particular one by Floor & Henk https://youtu.be/plCScjvDOJM )
    Cheap trick - Surrender
    Queen - Fat bottomed girls
    Roxy Music - Love is the drug
    John Cougar - Jack and Diane
    Tom petty – Refugee
    Jackson Browne - Running on empty

    Supertramp – breakfast in America
    Billy Joel - Only the Good die Young
    F Mac - The chain
    Boston – more than a feeling
    Toto - Rosanna
    Bob Marley - Could you be loved
    Duran duran – Union of the snake
    Sade - Smooth operator
    alphaville - Big in Japan
    Yazoo – don't go

    David bowie - let's dance
    Musical Youth - Pass the dutchie
    Talking heads - Once in a lifetime
    Cars - Just what i needed
    Pretenders - Middle of the road
    Men At work - down under
    Billy idol – White wedding
    Hall & Oates - Maneater
    Michael sambello – maniac
    Irene Cara - flashdance what a feeling

    MJ - Billy jean
    INXS - I need you tonight
    Depeche Mode - Enjoy the silence
    10000 Maniacs - Because the night
    George Michael - Freedom 90
    Lady Gaga - Just Dance
    Ellie Goulding – Lights
    Panic at the Disco - High hopes
    Elle king – exes and ohs
    Sia – cheap thrills

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    ^^^ This is a really cool list - lots of excellent music. I'd replace the Fleetwood Mac song with Landslide. What to you think of that tune?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    ^^^ This is a really cool list - lots of excellent music. I'd replace the Fleetwood Mac song with Landslide. What to you think of that tune?
    I like it, great song. A lot of covers of it on youtube, some great. But notice I had excluded ballady/moody songs from this particular list, as I mentioned. That's for another list.

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    I first got into music in general (via pop music) in late 81/ early 82 so some of the songs (especially the ones I had on 45) were and are important to me. A few of those are:

    J. Geils Band - Centerfold
    Survivor- Eye Of The Tiger
    Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock N Roll
    Asia - Heat Of The Moment
    Duran Duran- Hungry Like The Wolf
    The Go Gos - Our Lips Are Sealed (someone mentioned it a while back but it's a great song)
    The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
    Queen (w/ David Bowie) - Under Pressure

    Plus many others.
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    So many great suggestions already... and so many treasures from my generation... late 60's/70's! a few I did not see or missed, Neil Young Old man, Cat Stevens Morning has Broken... with Rick Wakeman!, Peace Train, Carly Simon Your So Vain, Seals and Croft Diamond Girl, Ventura Highway, Supertramp breakfast in America damn near the whole LP, Bee Gee's Stayin Alive,Boz Scaggs Low Down, Doobies Black Water, Wings Band on the Run, Live and Let Die, Al Green Let's Stay Together, Bill Withers Ain't no Sunshine, Marvin Gaye What's Goin On, Steven Stills Love the One Your With... (courtesy of Billy Preston), Grand FunK Railroad American Band, Four Tops Ain't no Woman Like the One I Got, Todd Rungren Hello It's me, Ace How Long, Linda Rondstad You're no good, Marshall Tucker Heard it in a Love Song, Hall and Oates Rich Girl, Clapton Let it Rain, America Horse with No Name... those just popped in my head!

    A few "newer tunes" to me that you should check out... just brilliant, George Michael Amazing, Janet Jackson That's the Way Love Goes, Buckingham McVie In My World...

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    Suzanne Vega - Ironbound/Fancy Poultry
    BeeGees - Stayin Alive
    Ambrosia - You're the only Woman, Ready
    Grand Funk - Aimless Lady, Nothing is the same
    Depeche Mode - Enjoy the silence, Policy of Truth
    Foo Fighters - Everlong
    Gerry Rafferty - Baker St
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    Quote Originally Posted by Staun View Post
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    Have you heard the Vivian Stanshall and His Gargantuan Chums' cover of this? Fun stuff!
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    ^The Stafford version is very evidently the model for the Stanshall cover. The arrangement (with that silly 'ooo-ooo' backing vocal) is similar.

    The Elvis Presley version is my favourite- originally an album track but many years later became a UK hit.

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    Elton John - The Panic in Me
    Doobie Bros - Black Water
    PG - In Your Eyes

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    50/60's pop:

    Elusive Butterfly: Bob Lind
    Abraham, Martin & John: Dion
    Jamaica Farewell: Harry Belafonte
    Ferry Cross the Mercy: Gerry & the Pacemakers
    Solitary Man: Neil Diamond
    Suspicion: Terry Stafford
    Time of the season: Zombies

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    I have a few playlists ... some from my cassette days


    Abba - Eagle
    Gary Moore - Empty rooms ( original )
    Philip Bailey - Children of the Gheto
    Philip Bailey/Phil Collins - Chinese wall
    Scorpions - Still loving you
    Peter Frampton - baby I love your way/ show me the way / Breaking all the rules
    Bruce Hornsby - That's just the way it is
    Ray Wilson - Take it slow
    Boston - More than a feeling
    Midge Ure - Breath
    Jefferson Starship - Count on me
    Gene Love Jezebel - Kiss of life
    Nick Guilder - catch 22
    Gary Pucket - Young girl
    Bowie/Metheny - This is not America
    Urge Overkill - Girl, you’ll be a woman soon
    The cranberries - Zombie
    Gregg Allman - Midnight rider
    Morrisey - Everyday is like Sunday
    Little river band - it’s a long way there / light of the day
    Tom Petty - Free falling
    Johny hates jazz- Shattered dreams
    Juliαn Lennon - Valotte
    Steve wijnrood - While you see a chance
    The Passengers - Miss Sarajevo
    Dave Stewart - Lilly was here
    Tasmin Archer - Sleeping satellite
    Mr. Mister - Broken wings
    Alphaville - Forever young
    Tori Amos - Cornfake girl
    Hi Gloss - You’ll never know
    Sam Brown - Stop
    Chris Issak - Wicked games
    The connels - 74-75

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lopez View Post
    Have you heard the Vivian Stanshall and His Gargantuan Chums' cover of this? Fun stuff!
    I have now and I did get a kick out of it. I’ve also heard the Elvis version many times but the Stafford effort sticks with me. A 60’s feel I think.
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    Fun Boy Three - The Telephone Always Rings
    Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
    Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Road
    Kate Bush - Rocket Man

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    ABBA - Eagle
    Visage - Fade to Grey
    Soft Cell - Tainted Love
    Farnham - Your are the Voice
    Tears for Feats - Shout
    The Cranberries - Zombie
    Hιroes del Silencio - Entre dos tierras

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halmyre View Post
    Fun Boy Three - The Telephone Always Rings
    Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
    Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Road
    Kate Bush - Rocket Man
    Great choices.
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