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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Top 100

I saw this on a couple blogs and it looked fun. I likes my music, so I'll go ahead and do it.
But, blooger don't have all them newfangled clicky-edits, so I'll comment at the tail of them instead.
A.) Go to musicoutfitters.com.
B.) Enter the year you graduated from high school in the search function at the upper left and get the list of 100 most popular songs of that year.
C.) Bold the songs you liked, strike through the ones you hated underline your favorite. Do nothing to the ones you don’t remember (or don’t care about).
So, go ahead and read them until you get bored.

1. Shadow Dancing, Andy Gibb - kaaaack. This is noumber one?
2. Night Fever, Bee Gees - again, kaaaack
3. You Light Up My Life, Debby Boone - Pretty eyes, yaawwwnnnn
4. Stayin' Alive, Bee Gees - whilst working in the coal mine, we changed the words - 'Buried Alive' being the new title.
5. Kiss You All Over, Exile - Meh, it was ok
6. How Deep Is Your Love, Bee Gees - more kaaack
7. Baby Come Back, Player - The rest of the album was good too. Time for another conversation?
8. (Love Is) Thicker Than Water, Andy Gibb - What a stupid song
9. Boogie Oogie Oogie, A Taste Of Honey - Disco can go straight to hell, and take the Bee Gees with you.
10. Three Times A Lady, Commodores - Three dry heaves, a good puke, and maybe even a brown stain.
11. Grease, Frankie Valli - I have seen Grease a couple times in the theatre, a couple times on the VCR, and once on the stage. Dare I say I like the music?
12. I Go Crazy, Paul Davis - Another dozer.
13. You're The One That I Want, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John - See 11.
14. Emotion, Samantha Sang - Good date song.
15. Lay Down Sally, Eric Clapton - It's Clapton! Come on! But he did do much better.
16. Miss You, Rolling Stones - Could have done without this one entirely. Lips, Hips and falsetto.
17. Just The Way You Are, Billy Joel - Another good date song.
18. With A Little Luck, Wings - Lasted too long.
19. If I Can't Have You, Yvonne Elliman - Disco can go straight to hell, and take the Bee Gees with you.
20. Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah), Chic - Disco can go straight to hell, and take the Bee Gees with you.
21. Feels So Good, Chuck Mangione - I still like this song. Maybe it's more appreciated by people who have played brass, for the high notes and clarity, but one way or the other, it's good.
22. Hot Child In The City, Nick Gilder - My friend and I both bought the 45 and wore them out.
23. Love Is Like Oxygen, Sweet - Monotonous.
24. It's A Heartache, Bonnie Tyler - It's a dozer. Nothing but a sleeper....
25. We Are The Champions / We Will Rock You, Queen - Legendary.
26. Baker Street, Gerry Rafferty - Good song.
27. Can't Smile Without You, Barry Manilow - Disco can take the Bee Gees and Barely Manenough to hell with it.
28. Too Much, Too Little, Too Late, Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams - Way too much.
29. Dance With Me, Peter Brown - Too many harmonies.
30. Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad, Meat Loaf - Another good date song.
31. Jack And Jill, Raydio - Boring.
32. Take A Chance On Me, Abba - I enjoyed looking at them (the girls) but not listening to them.
33. Sometimes When We Touch, Dan Hill - Real good date song.
34. Last Dance, Donna Summer - Disco can take the Bee Gees and Barely Manenough and Donna Summer to hell with it.
35. Hopelessly Devoted To You, Olivia Newton-John - Yup. More Grease.
36. Hot Blooded, Foreigner - I liked a few songs from this album.
37. You're In My Heart, Rod Stewart - This was Rod's last good album. Then he sold out.
38. The Closer I Get To You, Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway - Puke.
39. Dust In The Wind, Kansas - You gotta love the guitar work on this.
40. Magnet And Steel, Walter Egan - Yawn.
41. Short People, Randy Newman - There's nothing good about Randy Newman, especially this stupid song.
42. Use Ta Be My Girl, O'Jays - Meh, dull for motown.
43. Our Love, Natalie Cole - Don't recognize this one.
44. Love Will Find A Way, Pablo Cruise - Another iteration of the Beach Boys.
45. An Everlasting Love, Andy Gibb - Teeny bopper?
46. Love Is In The Air, John Paul Young - Puke is in the air.
47. Goodbye Girl, David Gates - Meh.
48. Slip Slidin' Away, Paul Simon - I hated this the first time I heard it, and every time thereafter.
49. The Groove Line, Heatwave - Suckage.
50. Thunder Island, Jay Ferguson - Good visualizations here. I liked it.
51. Imaginary Lover, Atlanta Rhythm Section - Nowhere near as good as "So Into You"
52. Still The Same, Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band - Bob Seger. The most overplayed, overrated idiot since, well, I don't know.
53. My Angel Baby, Toby Beau - BIG YAAAWWWWWNNNN!
54. Disco Inferno, Trammps - Disco can take the Bee Gees and Barely Manenough and Donna Summer and Trammps to hell with it.
55. On Broadway, George Benson - Mediocre.
56. Come Sail Away, Styx - Now Styx ROCKED! Saw them in concert a couple times.
57. Back In Love Again, L.T.D. - "It's got a good beat, and I can dance to it. 95." Not that I would dance.
58. This Time I'm In It For Love, Player - Same album as "Baby Come Back". Decent album.
59. You Belong To Me, Carly Simon - I like Carly. This song too.
60. Here You Come Again, Dolly Parton - Boobs. What? She sings?
61. Blue Bayou, Linda Ronstadt - Back before she went nuts, I liked her.
62. Peg, Steely Dan - The Dan! Nothing bad to say about them.
63. You Needed Me, Anne Murray - Yawn.
64. Shame, Evelyn "Champagne" King - Disco can take....well you know. Her too.
65. Reminiscing, Little River Band - Okay song, but I like their faster stuff better.
66. Count On Me, Jefferson Starship - Church Choir?
67. Baby Hold On, Eddie Money - Other than being monotonous, it was good at first.
68. Hey Deanie, Shaun Cassidy - Not familiar with this one.
69. Summer Nights, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-john - Even more Grease. Like, 5 songs made it big from that thing?
70. What's Your Name, Lynyrd Skynyrd - Skynyrd anything is good.
71. Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue, Crystal Gayle - Long hair, yawn.
72. Because The Night, Patti Smith - So so.
73. Every Kinda People, Robert Palmer - Totally atypical of this guy. Left over 60's kumba-ya stuff.
74. Copacabana, Barry Manilow - Give me a fucking break. Two songs?
75. Always And Forever, Heatwave - Kack.
76. You And I, Rick James - I liked Rick James.
77. Serpentine Fire, Earth, Wind and Fire - Church choir. Not my cuppa.
78. Sentimental Lady, Bob Welch - Bob Welch had some good stuff too.
79. Falling, LeBlanc and Carr - Yaaawwwwnnn.
80. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, Santa Esmeralda - 60's leftovers.
81. Bluer Than Blue, Michael Johnson - Shitier than shit.
82. Running On Empty, Jackson Browne - Some of his stuff is good. This is one.
83. Whenever I Call You "Friend", Kenny Loggins - Yawn.
84. Fool (If You Think It's Over), Chris Rea - Sand blocks don't belong in rock and roll.
85. Get Off, Foxy - Not familiar.
86. Sweet Talking Woman, Electric Light Orchestra - Paul Lynn sucks ass. He ruined this band, the Travelling Wilburys, and he ruined all the stuff the remaining Beetles tried to do.
87. Life's Been Good, Joe Walsh - For not having many brain cells left, he did a good job.
88. I Love The Night Life, Alicia Bridges - One somewhat disco song I like, only because of the movie I saw that it was in. What was that movie?.... something about vampires.
89. You Can't Turn Me Off (In The Middle Of Turning Me On), High Inergy - Not familiar.
90. It's So Easy, Linda Ronstadt - Like I said, before she went nuts, I liked her.
91. Native New Yorker, Odyssey - Not familiar.
92. Flashlight, Parliament - Some of the worst disco shit I ever heard.
93. Don't Look Back, Boston - Now THAT is a band!!!
94. Turn To Stone, Electric Light Orchestra - See 86.
95. I Can't Stand The Rain, Eruption - Okay song.
96. Ebony Eyes, Bob Welch - More good stuff from Bob Welch.
97. The Name Of The Game, Abba - Again, nice to look at.
98. We're All Alone, Rita Coolidge - Good date song.
99. Hollywood Nights, Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band - Fuck Bob Seger.
100. Deacon Blues, Steely Dan - Again, The Dan. I like them.

There you have it.

ps. I didn't mis-type the intro.

2 comments:

Peggasus said...

Ha! That's certainly a blast from the past. Also, I'm older than you. Whatever. However, Re:

#10: Excellent comment. Just excellent.

#51: Yes, 'So Into You' is the better song, but we saw ARS last year with Hall & Oates (my favorites) and they can still rock the house.

#62: Best song EVER featuring my name. I love Steely Dan, and Donald Fagan solo, too.

#100: Deacon Blues should be higher up on that list. (See above.)

Maybe I'll do mine too.

curmudgeon said...

You should. It's a stroll down memory lane.