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    clivexx
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    A list just for the hell of it

    Have to be singles and not album tracks

    No particular order

    Shaft Isaac Hayes (pure sex. Awesome)

    Wouldnt it be nice Beach boys (harmonies that a breathtaking. Overused word genius applies)

    Back to black Amy (still sends a shiver)

    Eleanor Rigby Beatles (“the day that pop music grew up”)

    Someone like you Adele (just piano and voice. As moving as a track can be)

    another star Stevie (the full version is the best but its stuns every time)

    Tumbling Dice Stones (at their languid best)

    natural woman Aretha (that voice..)

    penny lane/strawberry fields Beatles (they created more in a month than most do in a whole career)

    I want you marvin gaye. (the sweetest voice. The pure passion)

    Looking back at this list i notice that many of these stunning pieces defy convention.

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    GoldenMiller34GoldenMiller34
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    A random, alphabetical 10 from the supersonic seventies!

    Abba – The Name Of The Game

    The Carpenters – Superstar

    Lynsey De Paul – Sugar Me

    Detroit Spinners – Ghetto Child

    Dr Hook & The Medicine Show – Sylvia’s Mother

    Noosha Fox – Georgina Bailey

    Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds – Daisy Mae

    Albert Hammond – The Free Electric Band

    The Rubettes – Sugar Baby Love

    Smokie – I’ll Meet You At Midnight

    #1448568
    BigGBigG
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    Another walk down memory lane B-)

    Perfect Day – Lou Reid

    Once In A Lifetime – Talking Heads

    Love Shack – The B 52s

    This Charming Man – The Smiths

    The Passenger – Iggy Pop

    Sex And Drugs And Rock And Roll – Ian Dury

    The Man With The Child In His Eyes – Kate Bush

    The Dark Of The Matinee – Franz Ferdinand

    Venus In Furs – The Velvet Underground

    Fight For Your Right (To Party) – The Beastie Boys

    That was a nice idea to suggest this Clive. I found it hard to pick
    just 10 out of my favourites, I’ve got another 50 sitting on the subs bench. Cheers :good:

    #1448604
    Glenn
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    Timeform Top 10 rated:

    Tight Fit – Fantasy Island
    Dean Friedman – Lydia
    Wee Pappa Girl Rappers – We Rule
    Paul Young – Love Will Tear Us Apart
    Russ Abbott – Atmosphere
    The Colonel (RIP) – Trapped
    View From The Hill – No Conversation
    Lick The Tins – Can’t Help Falling in Love
    Phil Fearon – Everybody’s Laughing
    Kid Creole & Coconuts – Annie I’m Not Your Daddy (12″ version)

    #1448605
    Richard88
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    In no particular order, ten that I will assume are singles cos I can’t be bothered to check due to cricket related drunkenness.

    Bruce Springsteen- Born to Run
    Queen- Hammer to Fall
    David Bowie- Heroes
    Beastie Boys- Sabotage
    The Beatles- Come Together
    Joy Division- Atmosphere
    Jay-Z- 99 Problems
    Red Hot Chili Peppers- Californication
    Muse- Plug In Baby
    Don McClean- American Pie

    #1448626
    MatronMatron
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    Here are mine – if you asked me tomorrow the list would probably be different!

    All Along The Watchtower – The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    Shotgun – Jr. Walker & The All Stars

    Won’t Get Fooled Again – The Who

    Black Magic Woman – Santana

    All Right Now – Free

    It’s All Over Now – The Rolling Stones

    You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC

    Green Onions – Booker T and The M.G.’s

    Dancing In The Moonlight – Thin Lizzy

    Keys To Your Heart – The 101ers

    #1448628
    TriptychTriptych
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    Here are the records that I love to listen to and send a shiver down my spine….

    My Top 10 is a bit more girlie than the above ;-)

    1. Whiter Shade of Pale – Procol Harum
    2. To The Moon & Back – Savage Garden
    3. Baby Jane – Rod Stewart (Karaoke favourite :yahoo: )
    4. Go Now – Moody Blues
    5. Don’t Give Up – Kate Bush & Peter Gabriel
    6. Forever Autumn – Justin Hayward (with narration from War Of The Worlds by Richard Burton)
    7. Fields Of Gold – Sting
    8. Evanescense – My Immortal (the most beautiful female vocal ever)
    9. It’s A Kind Of Magic – Freddy Mercury (anything & everything by them)
    10. Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams

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    #1448629
    Nathan HughesNathan Hughes
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    You’ll never walk Alone
    Fields of Anfield Road
    Allez, Allez, Allez
    Poor Scouser Tommy
    Firmino chant
    Liverpool, Liverpool, Liverpool
    Oh Mane, Mane
    Mo Salah Running down the wing
    We’ve won it Six times
    Van Dijk Song

    Don't Eat The Pie and Don't Buy The S*n
    #1448643
    clivexx
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    Golden miller lives in a tank top platform shoe world I think :). Good stuff

    Ex boss of mine played drums on sugar baby love. As it happens

    #1448673
    DroneDrone
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    A top 10 not the top 10, and in no particular order

    Bob Dylan – Like A Rolling Stone
    The Undertones – Teenage Kicks
    T Rex – Get It On
    The Beatles – Ballad Of John And Yoko
    Thin Lizzy – Whiskey In The Jar
    Aretha Franklin – I Say A Little Prayer
    Squeeze – Up The Junction
    Cleo Laine – You’ll Answer To Me
    Derek And The Dominoes – Layla
    Rod Stewart – You Wear It Well

    Like a familiar scent, they evoke memories of time and place

    #1448737
    moehat
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    Crikey; this is going to keep me awake [not even sure if some favourite songs were singles either]. And they may not be songs that I particularly like but songs that, as Drone says, evoke a time and place. Will have to keep editing this.
    For Your Love Yardbirds
    See Emily Play Pink Floyd [Syd era…]
    Maggie May Rod Stewart
    Wuthering Heights Kate Bush
    Layla Derek and the Dominoes
    Woodstock Mathews Southern Comfort

    #1448738
    Venture to CognacVenture to Cognac
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    Animals That Swim – Faded Glamour

    Cocteau Twins – Iceblink Luck

    The Delgados – The Light Before We Land

    Granddaddy – So You’ll Aim Towards The Sky

    Hobotalk – Beauty In Madness

    Keane – The Frog Prince

    Manic Street Preachers – PCP

    MGMT – Time To Pretend

    Rick Redbeard – Clocks

    Ron Sexsmith – Miracles

    #1448825
    homersimpson
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    Ooo I love these things…until you start making the list and have to whittle hundreds down to 10 :cry: A first go here in no particular order but expect a few edits.

    Strawberry Fields/Penny Lane – The Beatles(Actually could be almost any Beatle single).
    Somebody To Love – Queen
    Mister Blue Sky – ELO
    Brothers In Arms – Dire Straits
    Freebird – Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
    Wall Street Shuffle – 10cc
    Nothing Else Matters – Metallica
    Moonlight Shadow – Mike Oldfield ft. Maggie Reilly
    Doctor Doctor – UFO

    #1448895
    Venture to CognacVenture to Cognac
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    Discovered ELO late in life Homer, but really growing on me.

    #1448955
    homersimpson
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    I was about 7 when my Dad bought his first Record player (he had like a reel to reel tape machine before this). ELO Greatest Hits was on quite a bit. I actually got into ELO before The Beatles. But you could tell who was the big influence on Jeff Lynne. I think it was Lennon who once said when asked if The Beatles had continued in the 70s how would they have sounded? Something like ELO was the gist of the answer.

    One I did forget yesterday was Toto’s Hold The Line – Cracking song and IMO even better than their massive hit Africa.

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