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Re: Clash Songs Ranked

Post by Heston » 19 Oct 2017, 7:07pm

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All very odd it's like they were scarred of success here.
Yep. They could have cleaned up with a few single releases in 1980. Instead of that ill-fated singles campaign they should have milked LC for a couple of more singles. They were like wilful saboteurs of their own career.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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The Call Up is their most overlooked single, I'd wager — great tune and nice set of lyrics, but doesn't really get talked up much.

They did a fab job of it live as well. Milan '81 and Boston '82 (with Terry) are boss. Would've been interesting to hear them play it in '83 with Pete.

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Re: Clash Songs Ranked

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Inder wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 8:06pm
The Call Up is their most overlooked single, I'd wager — great tune and nice set of lyrics, but doesn't really get talked up much.

They did a fab job of it live as well. Milan '81 and Boston '82 (with Terry) are boss. Would've been interesting to hear them play it in '83 with Pete.
Too drab and repetitive for me. Doesn’t really go anywhere. Makes no sense as a single.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: Clash Songs Ranked

Post by 101Walterton » 20 Oct 2017, 12:21am

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Heston wrote:
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It was pretty much insanity releasing Hitsville as a single, I think their stock was at an all time low in the UK at that point.

The Call Up was an unusual choice of single as well. Strange that they only released one single from LC but 3 from Sandinista. The sane choice would have been to follow the LC single with Rudi and Train In Vain. Bankrobber would have been the lead off single from S!, followed by Mag 7 and Police On My Back. Six top 30 hits right there.
Yeah Bankrobber is technically a S! track as it came from those sessions. Train in Vain did get a single release in 1980 as an import with Bankrobber on the flip. Rudie Can't Fail got a single release in New Zealand and Police On My Back got a single release in Australia. All very odd it's like they were scarred of success here.
Wasn't it a case of not wanting to release a ska / reggae track as they didn't want people to think they were jumping on the Two Tone wagon or using the 2nd wave ska revival to boost their ownpopularity?
Shame because Rudie probably would have gone to #1.

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Re: Clash Songs Ranked

Post by Marky Dread » 20 Oct 2017, 5:16am

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19 Oct 2017, 8:06pm
The Call Up is their most overlooked single, I'd wager — great tune and nice set of lyrics, but doesn't really get talked up much.

They did a fab job of it live as well. Milan '81 and Boston '82 (with Terry) are boss. Would've been interesting to hear them play it in '83 with Pete.
It's always been a favourite of mine. I like it's melancholy and the feeling of despair however it is a pretty downbeat tune. The mix on The Cool Out is far superior.
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Re: Clash Songs Ranked

Post by Low Down Low » 20 Oct 2017, 5:48am

Marky Dread wrote:
20 Oct 2017, 5:16am
Inder wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 8:06pm
The Call Up is their most overlooked single, I'd wager — great tune and nice set of lyrics, but doesn't really get talked up much.

They did a fab job of it live as well. Milan '81 and Boston '82 (with Terry) are boss. Would've been interesting to hear them play it in '83 with Pete.
It's always been a favourite of mine. I like it's melancholy and the feeling of despair however it is a pretty downbeat tune. The mix on The Cool Out is far superior.
Perfect description, Joe's delivery really makes the song for me, the verse beginning "There is a rose I wanna live for" is utterly sublime. Love the Akron '82 version, a decent show all round.

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Re: Clash Songs Ranked

Post by Heston » 20 Oct 2017, 5:53am

matedog wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 8:26pm
Inder wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 8:06pm
The Call Up is their most overlooked single, I'd wager — great tune and nice set of lyrics, but doesn't really get talked up much.

They did a fab job of it live as well. Milan '81 and Boston '82 (with Terry) are boss. Would've been interesting to hear them play it in '83 with Pete.
Too drab and repetitive for me. Doesn’t really go anywhere. Makes no sense as a single.
I really like the song but never a single in a million years. Especially a lead off single that is a trailer for a new album.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: Clash Songs Ranked

Post by Low Down Low » 20 Oct 2017, 5:57am

101Walterton wrote:
20 Oct 2017, 12:21am
Marky Dread wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 6:12pm
Heston wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 5:18pm
It was pretty much insanity releasing Hitsville as a single, I think their stock was at an all time low in the UK at that point.

The Call Up was an unusual choice of single as well. Strange that they only released one single from LC but 3 from Sandinista. The sane choice would have been to follow the LC single with Rudi and Train In Vain. Bankrobber would have been the lead off single from S!, followed by Mag 7 and Police On My Back. Six top 30 hits right there.
Yeah Bankrobber is technically a S! track as it came from those sessions. Train in Vain did get a single release in 1980 as an import with Bankrobber on the flip. Rudie Can't Fail got a single release in New Zealand and Police On My Back got a single release in Australia. All very odd it's like they were scarred of success here.
Wasn't it a case of not wanting to release a ska / reggae track as they didn't want people to think they were jumping on the Two Tone wagon or using the 2nd wave ska revival to boost their ownpopularity?
Shame because Rudie probably would have gone to #1.
I'd have killed to see Legs & Co doing Rudie on TOTP.

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Re: Clash Songs Ranked

Post by Marky Dread » 20 Oct 2017, 7:19am

Low Down Low wrote:
20 Oct 2017, 5:57am
101Walterton wrote:
20 Oct 2017, 12:21am
Marky Dread wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 6:12pm
Heston wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 5:18pm
It was pretty much insanity releasing Hitsville as a single, I think their stock was at an all time low in the UK at that point.

The Call Up was an unusual choice of single as well. Strange that they only released one single from LC but 3 from Sandinista. The sane choice would have been to follow the LC single with Rudi and Train In Vain. Bankrobber would have been the lead off single from S!, followed by Mag 7 and Police On My Back. Six top 30 hits right there.
Yeah Bankrobber is technically a S! track as it came from those sessions. Train in Vain did get a single release in 1980 as an import with Bankrobber on the flip. Rudie Can't Fail got a single release in New Zealand and Police On My Back got a single release in Australia. All very odd it's like they were scarred of success here.
Wasn't it a case of not wanting to release a ska / reggae track as they didn't want people to think they were jumping on the Two Tone wagon or using the 2nd wave ska revival to boost their ownpopularity?
Shame because Rudie probably would have gone to #1.
I'd have killed to see Legs & Co doing Rudie on TOTP.
That just has to be a title of a porn movie. :mrgreen:
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Re: Clash Songs Ranked

Post by Marky Dread » 20 Oct 2017, 7:29am

Heston wrote:
20 Oct 2017, 5:53am
matedog wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 8:26pm
Inder wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 8:06pm
The Call Up is their most overlooked single, I'd wager — great tune and nice set of lyrics, but doesn't really get talked up much.

They did a fab job of it live as well. Milan '81 and Boston '82 (with Terry) are boss. Would've been interesting to hear them play it in '83 with Pete.
Too drab and repetitive for me. Doesn’t really go anywhere. Makes no sense as a single.
I really like the song but never a single in a million years. Especially a lead off single that is a trailer for a new album.
I agree but then what makes a good single? Surely the main idea is the potential of it being a hit of sorts. Here is a list of the 100 most popular singles from 1980. The majority being upbeat and jaunty sounding. Did The Clash deliberately release the anti pop single? Remember they followed this with the very upbeat and pop sounding Hitsville U.K.

The Call Up - chart placing 40
Hitsville U.K. - chart placing 56

...go figure.

01 Don McLean Crying
02 Barbra Streisand Woman In Love
03 Abba Super Trouper
04 MASH Theme From 'M*A*S*H' (Suicide is Painless)
05 Dexy's Midnight Runners Geno
06 The Police Don't Stand So Close To Me
07 Kelly Marie Feels Like I'm In Love
08 Odyssey Use It Up And Wear It Out
09 The Detroit Spinners Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me Girl
10 Kenny Rogers Coward Of The County
11 Blondie The Tide Is High
12 Ottawan DISCO
13 Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra Xanadu
14 Fern Kinney Together We Are Beautiful
15 Lipps Inc Funky Town
16 David Bowie Ashes To Ashes
17 The Pretenders Brass In Pocket
18 Hot Chocolate No Doubt About It
19 Abba The Winner Takes It All
20 The Jam Going Underground / Dreams Of Children
21 Liquid Gold Dance Yourself Dizzy
22 Sheena Easton 9 To 5
23 Blondie Atomic
24 The Specials Too Much Too Young (The Special AKA Live! EP)
25 Johnny Logan What's Another Year
26 Diana Ross Upside Down
27 The Jam Start
28 Madness Baggy Trousers
29 St Winifred's School Choir There's No One Quite Like Grandma
30 John Lennon (Just Like) Starting Over
31 Status Quo What You're Proposing
32 The Nolans I'm In The Mood For Dancing
33 Randy Crawford One Day I'll Fly Away
34 Stevie Wonder Masterblaster (Jammin')
35 Blondie Call Me
36 Marti Webb Take That Look Off Your Face
37 The Whispers And The Beat Goes On
38 Leo Sayer More Than I Can Say
39 Stacy Lattisaw Jump To The Beat
40 Odyssey If You're Looking For A Way Out
41 The Vapors Turning Japanese
42 Bad Manners Special Brew
43 Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway Back Together Again
44 Madness My Girl
45 Dennis Waterman I Could Be So Good For You
46 Pink Floyd Another Brick In The Wall
47 UB40 King / Food For Thought
48 Paul McCartney Coming Up
49 Bob Marley & The Wailers Could You Be Loved
50 Billy Preston & Syreeta With You I'm Born Again
51 The Gap Band Oops Upside Your Head
52 David Essex Silver Dream Machine
53 Matchbox When You Ask About Love
54 Stephanie Mills Never Knew Love Like This Before
55 The Korgis Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime
56 Jona Lewie Stop The Cavalry
57 Hazel O'Connor Eighth Day
58 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Enola Gay
59 Roxy Music Over You
60 Dr Hook Sexy Eyes
61 Michael Jackson She's Out Of My Life
62 Madness Embarrassment
63 David Bowie Fashion
64 Abba I Have A Dream
65 The Boomtown Rats Banana Republic
66 Kate Bush Babooshka
67 Peter Gabriel Games Without Frontiers
68 Rainbow All Night Long
69 The Piranhas Tom Hark
70 Elvis Presley It's Only Love / Beyond The Reef
71 KC & The Sunshine Band Please Don't Go
72 Sheena Easton Modern Girl
73 Adam & The Ants Dog Eat Dog
74 The Detroit Spinners Cupid / I've Loved You For A Long Time
75 Cliff Richard Carrie
76 Styx Babe
77 Mike Berry The Sunshine Of Your Smile
78 Spandau Ballet To Cut A Long Story Short
79 UB40 My Way Of Thinking / I Think It's Going To Rain
80 The Beat Mirror In The Bathroom
81 The Lambrettas Poison Ivy
82 The Specials Rat Race / Rude Boys Outa Jail
83 The Nolans Gotta Pull Myself Together
84 The Brothers Johnson Stomp
85 Jermaine Jackson Let's Get Serious
86 Crown Heights Affair You Gave Me Love
87 Kool & The Gang Celebration
88 Diana Ross My Old Piano
89 Joe Jackson It's Different For Girls
90 The Boomtown Rats Someone's Looking At You
91 Cliff Richard Dreamin'
92 Sky Toccata
93 Elvis Costello I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
94 George Benson Give Me The Night
95 Keith Michell Captain Beaky / Wilfred The Weasel
96 Roxy Music Oh Yeah (On The Radio)
97 Teena Marie Behind The Groove
98 UB40 The Earth Dies Screaming / Dream A Lie
99 Darts Let's Hang On
100 Jon & Vangelis I Hear You Now
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Re: Clash Songs Ranked

Post by Heston » 20 Oct 2017, 8:50am

Marky Dread wrote:
20 Oct 2017, 7:29am
Heston wrote:
20 Oct 2017, 5:53am
matedog wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 8:26pm
Inder wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 8:06pm
The Call Up is their most overlooked single, I'd wager — great tune and nice set of lyrics, but doesn't really get talked up much.

They did a fab job of it live as well. Milan '81 and Boston '82 (with Terry) are boss. Would've been interesting to hear them play it in '83 with Pete.
Too drab and repetitive for me. Doesn’t really go anywhere. Makes no sense as a single.
I really like the song but never a single in a million years. Especially a lead off single that is a trailer for a new album.
I agree but then what makes a good single? Surely the main idea is the potential of it being a hit of sorts. Here is a list of the 100 most popular singles from 1980. The majority being upbeat and jaunty sounding. Did The Clash deliberately release the anti pop single? Remember they followed this with the very upbeat and pop sounding Hitsville U.K.

The Call Up - chart placing 40
Hitsville U.K. - chart placing 56

...go figure.

01 Don McLean Crying
02 Barbra Streisand Woman In Love
03 Abba Super Trouper
04 MASH Theme From 'M*A*S*H' (Suicide is Painless)
05 Dexy's Midnight Runners Geno
06 The Police Don't Stand So Close To Me
07 Kelly Marie Feels Like I'm In Love
08 Odyssey Use It Up And Wear It Out
09 The Detroit Spinners Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me Girl
10 Kenny Rogers Coward Of The County
11 Blondie The Tide Is High
12 Ottawan DISCO
13 Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra Xanadu
14 Fern Kinney Together We Are Beautiful
15 Lipps Inc Funky Town
16 David Bowie Ashes To Ashes
17 The Pretenders Brass In Pocket
18 Hot Chocolate No Doubt About It
19 Abba The Winner Takes It All
20 The Jam Going Underground / Dreams Of Children
21 Liquid Gold Dance Yourself Dizzy
22 Sheena Easton 9 To 5
23 Blondie Atomic
24 The Specials Too Much Too Young (The Special AKA Live! EP)
25 Johnny Logan What's Another Year
26 Diana Ross Upside Down
27 The Jam Start
28 Madness Baggy Trousers
29 St Winifred's School Choir There's No One Quite Like Grandma
30 John Lennon (Just Like) Starting Over
31 Status Quo What You're Proposing
32 The Nolans I'm In The Mood For Dancing
33 Randy Crawford One Day I'll Fly Away
34 Stevie Wonder Masterblaster (Jammin')
35 Blondie Call Me
36 Marti Webb Take That Look Off Your Face
37 The Whispers And The Beat Goes On
38 Leo Sayer More Than I Can Say
39 Stacy Lattisaw Jump To The Beat
40 Odyssey If You're Looking For A Way Out
41 The Vapors Turning Japanese
42 Bad Manners Special Brew
43 Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway Back Together Again
44 Madness My Girl
45 Dennis Waterman I Could Be So Good For You
46 Pink Floyd Another Brick In The Wall
47 UB40 King / Food For Thought
48 Paul McCartney Coming Up
49 Bob Marley & The Wailers Could You Be Loved
50 Billy Preston & Syreeta With You I'm Born Again
51 The Gap Band Oops Upside Your Head
52 David Essex Silver Dream Machine
53 Matchbox When You Ask About Love
54 Stephanie Mills Never Knew Love Like This Before
55 The Korgis Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime
56 Jona Lewie Stop The Cavalry
57 Hazel O'Connor Eighth Day
58 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Enola Gay
59 Roxy Music Over You
60 Dr Hook Sexy Eyes
61 Michael Jackson She's Out Of My Life
62 Madness Embarrassment
63 David Bowie Fashion
64 Abba I Have A Dream
65 The Boomtown Rats Banana Republic
66 Kate Bush Babooshka
67 Peter Gabriel Games Without Frontiers
68 Rainbow All Night Long
69 The Piranhas Tom Hark
70 Elvis Presley It's Only Love / Beyond The Reef
71 KC & The Sunshine Band Please Don't Go
72 Sheena Easton Modern Girl
73 Adam & The Ants Dog Eat Dog
74 The Detroit Spinners Cupid / I've Loved You For A Long Time
75 Cliff Richard Carrie
76 Styx Babe
77 Mike Berry The Sunshine Of Your Smile
78 Spandau Ballet To Cut A Long Story Short
79 UB40 My Way Of Thinking / I Think It's Going To Rain
80 The Beat Mirror In The Bathroom
81 The Lambrettas Poison Ivy
82 The Specials Rat Race / Rude Boys Outa Jail
83 The Nolans Gotta Pull Myself Together
84 The Brothers Johnson Stomp
85 Jermaine Jackson Let's Get Serious
86 Crown Heights Affair You Gave Me Love
87 Kool & The Gang Celebration
88 Diana Ross My Old Piano
89 Joe Jackson It's Different For Girls
90 The Boomtown Rats Someone's Looking At You
91 Cliff Richard Dreamin'
92 Sky Toccata
93 Elvis Costello I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
94 George Benson Give Me The Night
95 Keith Michell Captain Beaky / Wilfred The Weasel
96 Roxy Music Oh Yeah (On The Radio)
97 Teena Marie Behind The Groove
98 UB40 The Earth Dies Screaming / Dream A Lie
99 Darts Let's Hang On
100 Jon & Vangelis I Hear You Now
Ah man, so many great songs there. What the hell happened to pop music?
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 20 Oct 2017, 9:21am

Heston wrote:
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Ah man, so many great songs there. What the hell happened to pop music?
You got old, Johnny, you got old.
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Re: Clash Songs Ranked

Post by Heston » 20 Oct 2017, 9:34am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
20 Oct 2017, 9:21am
Heston wrote:
20 Oct 2017, 8:50am
Ah man, so many great songs there. What the hell happened to pop music?
You got old, Johnny, you got old.
It's not just that, I've had this argument before and thought about it a lot. There was much more variety back then. These days the charts are full of songs that are made by the same producer, same age range of artists etc. No wildcards, no genre variation.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 20 Oct 2017, 10:07am

Heston wrote:
20 Oct 2017, 9:34am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
20 Oct 2017, 9:21am
Heston wrote:
20 Oct 2017, 8:50am
Ah man, so many great songs there. What the hell happened to pop music?
You got old, Johnny, you got old.
It's not just that, I've had this argument before and thought about it a lot. There was much more variety back then. These days the charts are full of songs that are made by the same producer, same age range of artists etc. No wildcards, no genre variation.
Well, yes, you're right, and that's due, primarily, to consolidation of corporate labels and radio. Controlling the message, consistency, is key because they're looking for predictability to better gauge profitability. What we love about the old days—diversity and oddities—was fundamentality loathed by the music industry because they had no idea what would sell and what wouldn't, so marketing was little more than guesswork. So the charts now are pretty much what corporate interests want. But at the same time, there's a fuck of a lot more diversity overall because musicians have more options available to them outside the mainstream, but it means building a mainstream audience is next to impossible. How much faith you place on the mainstream and charts will determine how you feel about the quality of music today—it's a matter of where you want to look.
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Re: Clash Songs Ranked

Post by Marky Dread » 20 Oct 2017, 10:11am

Heston wrote:
20 Oct 2017, 8:50am
Marky Dread wrote:
20 Oct 2017, 7:29am
Heston wrote:
20 Oct 2017, 5:53am
matedog wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 8:26pm
Inder wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 8:06pm
The Call Up is their most overlooked single, I'd wager — great tune and nice set of lyrics, but doesn't really get talked up much.

They did a fab job of it live as well. Milan '81 and Boston '82 (with Terry) are boss. Would've been interesting to hear them play it in '83 with Pete.
Too drab and repetitive for me. Doesn’t really go anywhere. Makes no sense as a single.
I really like the song but never a single in a million years. Especially a lead off single that is a trailer for a new album.
I agree but then what makes a good single? Surely the main idea is the potential of it being a hit of sorts. Here is a list of the 100 most popular singles from 1980. The majority being upbeat and jaunty sounding. Did The Clash deliberately release the anti pop single? Remember they followed this with the very upbeat and pop sounding Hitsville U.K.

The Call Up - chart placing 40
Hitsville U.K. - chart placing 56

...go figure.

01 Don McLean Crying
02 Barbra Streisand Woman In Love
03 Abba Super Trouper
04 MASH Theme From 'M*A*S*H' (Suicide is Painless)
05 Dexy's Midnight Runners Geno
06 The Police Don't Stand So Close To Me
07 Kelly Marie Feels Like I'm In Love
08 Odyssey Use It Up And Wear It Out
09 The Detroit Spinners Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me Girl
10 Kenny Rogers Coward Of The County
11 Blondie The Tide Is High
12 Ottawan DISCO
13 Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra Xanadu
14 Fern Kinney Together We Are Beautiful
15 Lipps Inc Funky Town
16 David Bowie Ashes To Ashes
17 The Pretenders Brass In Pocket
18 Hot Chocolate No Doubt About It
19 Abba The Winner Takes It All
20 The Jam Going Underground / Dreams Of Children
21 Liquid Gold Dance Yourself Dizzy
22 Sheena Easton 9 To 5
23 Blondie Atomic
24 The Specials Too Much Too Young (The Special AKA Live! EP)
25 Johnny Logan What's Another Year
26 Diana Ross Upside Down
27 The Jam Start
28 Madness Baggy Trousers
29 St Winifred's School Choir There's No One Quite Like Grandma
30 John Lennon (Just Like) Starting Over
31 Status Quo What You're Proposing
32 The Nolans I'm In The Mood For Dancing
33 Randy Crawford One Day I'll Fly Away
34 Stevie Wonder Masterblaster (Jammin')
35 Blondie Call Me
36 Marti Webb Take That Look Off Your Face
37 The Whispers And The Beat Goes On
38 Leo Sayer More Than I Can Say
39 Stacy Lattisaw Jump To The Beat
40 Odyssey If You're Looking For A Way Out
41 The Vapors Turning Japanese
42 Bad Manners Special Brew
43 Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway Back Together Again
44 Madness My Girl
45 Dennis Waterman I Could Be So Good For You
46 Pink Floyd Another Brick In The Wall
47 UB40 King / Food For Thought
48 Paul McCartney Coming Up
49 Bob Marley & The Wailers Could You Be Loved
50 Billy Preston & Syreeta With You I'm Born Again
51 The Gap Band Oops Upside Your Head
52 David Essex Silver Dream Machine
53 Matchbox When You Ask About Love
54 Stephanie Mills Never Knew Love Like This Before
55 The Korgis Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime
56 Jona Lewie Stop The Cavalry
57 Hazel O'Connor Eighth Day
58 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Enola Gay
59 Roxy Music Over You
60 Dr Hook Sexy Eyes
61 Michael Jackson She's Out Of My Life
62 Madness Embarrassment
63 David Bowie Fashion
64 Abba I Have A Dream
65 The Boomtown Rats Banana Republic
66 Kate Bush Babooshka
67 Peter Gabriel Games Without Frontiers
68 Rainbow All Night Long
69 The Piranhas Tom Hark
70 Elvis Presley It's Only Love / Beyond The Reef
71 KC & The Sunshine Band Please Don't Go
72 Sheena Easton Modern Girl
73 Adam & The Ants Dog Eat Dog
74 The Detroit Spinners Cupid / I've Loved You For A Long Time
75 Cliff Richard Carrie
76 Styx Babe
77 Mike Berry The Sunshine Of Your Smile
78 Spandau Ballet To Cut A Long Story Short
79 UB40 My Way Of Thinking / I Think It's Going To Rain
80 The Beat Mirror In The Bathroom
81 The Lambrettas Poison Ivy
82 The Specials Rat Race / Rude Boys Outa Jail
83 The Nolans Gotta Pull Myself Together
84 The Brothers Johnson Stomp
85 Jermaine Jackson Let's Get Serious
86 Crown Heights Affair You Gave Me Love
87 Kool & The Gang Celebration
88 Diana Ross My Old Piano
89 Joe Jackson It's Different For Girls
90 The Boomtown Rats Someone's Looking At You
91 Cliff Richard Dreamin'
92 Sky Toccata
93 Elvis Costello I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
94 George Benson Give Me The Night
95 Keith Michell Captain Beaky / Wilfred The Weasel
96 Roxy Music Oh Yeah (On The Radio)
97 Teena Marie Behind The Groove
98 UB40 The Earth Dies Screaming / Dream A Lie
99 Darts Let's Hang On
100 Jon & Vangelis I Hear You Now
Ah man, so many great songs there. What the hell happened to pop music?
It went the same way as Davey Mac and Leon Trotsky.
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