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Winners so far:
50s It Doesn't Matter Anymore - Buddy Holly
60s God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
70s Pretty Vacant - The Sex Pistols
80s Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division

So we now move on to the 90s. Please pick your top ten singles from the decade and list them in order from 1st down to 10th. Original release dates only.

Eurovision scoring will decide the winner and voting will close on Thursday.
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Report geos1 March 2, 2014 4:49 PM GMT
very good,don't remember ever seeing that before,i remember I had a crush on nearly all the female
mtv presenters back then though,can't even remember their names now
Report SlippyBlue March 2, 2014 4:54 PM GMT
1) - It's No Good - Depeche Mode
2) - Born Slippy - Underworld
3) - Enjoy The Silence - Depeche Mode
4) - Creep - Radiohead
5) - Common People - Pulp
6) - Nancy Boy - Placebo
7) - Zombie - The Cranberries
8) - This Is How It Feels - Inspiral Carpets
9) - In The Name Of The Father - Black Grape
10)- Learning To Fly - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

Loads of others bubbling under that just didn't quite make the cut.
Report Coachbuster March 2, 2014 5:24 PM GMT
geos - yes- you're not wrong there mate  Cool

slippyblue - good choice
Report Cosmo Kramer March 2, 2014 6:12 PM GMT
1) Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger
2) Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
3) Pulp - Common People
4) Stone Roses - I Am The Resurrection
5) Oasis - Live Forever
6) The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
7) Radiohead - Street Spirit (Fade Out)
8) Oasis - Supersonic
9) McAlmont & Butler - Yes
10) Greenday - Basket Case
Report SlippyBlue March 2, 2014 6:53 PM GMT
Coach, you must be referring to Nancy Boy by Placebo, that is a mighty song for sure.

One that just missed the top ten was Hit by The Sugarcubes, another great song.
Report Coachbuster March 2, 2014 7:02 PM GMT
Slippy - the whole chart generally is good

Hit/ Sugarcubes - excellent Love

The schizophrenic old bat made 14 in my listings  Grin

Venus as a boy Love

and there's the  one i like of hers with the bear in that silly video - Human Behaviour
Report Get me a drink March 2, 2014 7:12 PM GMT
There's bound to be some great songs that don't immediately spring to mind that should be in the top 10, but here's my list:-

1. Nine Inch Nails - Hurt
2. The Cranberries - Zombie
3. Underworld - Born Slippy
4. Nirvana - Smells like teen spirit
5. Radiohead - Street Spirit
6. The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony
7. The Prodigy - Smack My Bitch Up
8. Garbage - Stupid Girl
9. REM - Losing My Religion
10 Portishead - Glory Box
Report Howdi March 2, 2014 7:15 PM GMT
not best singles just everyones fav ffs
Report Dan Chipowski March 2, 2014 7:24 PM GMT
1. OMC - How Bizarre
2. Deep Forest - Sweet Lullaby
3. Whigfield - Saturday Night
4. Aslan - Crazy World
5. a-ha - Crying in the rain
6. The Magnetic Fields - All my little words
7. Bonnie Prince Billy - I see a darkness
8. Warren G. - Regulate
9. Angelo Badalamenti - Laurens Walking
10. Secret Garden - Nocturne
Report terry mccann March 2, 2014 9:13 PM GMT
takes a brave man to put whigfield in at no.3 dan--well done!
Report ours4keeps March 2, 2014 10:02 PM GMT
My Top 25Excited

1. dEUS - Instant Street
2. Belle & Sebastian - Lazy Line Painter Jane
3. Radiohead - Street Spirit
4. Supergrass - Richard III
5. Pearl Jam - Even Flow
6. Ben Folds Five - Underground
7. Shakespears Sister - Goodbye Cruel World
8. Ben & Jason - Air Guitar
9. Wilco - A Shot in the Arm
10. Sebadoh - Beauty of the Ride
11. U2 - One
12. Grant Lee Buffalo - Fuzzy
13. dEUS - Sister Dew
14. Nirvana - Come as You Are
15. James - Laid
16. Ben Folds Five - Kate
17. Faith No More - A Small Victory
18. Depeche Mode - Policy of Truth
19. The B52's - Roam
20. Tori Amos - Cornflake Girl
21. Blind Melon - No Rain
22. Pixies - Planet of Sound
23. Pavement - Cut Your Hair
24. Mazzy Star - Fade Into You
25. Gomez - 78 Stone Wobble

Happy to do have done my bit to send Ben & Jason shooting up the poll.
Report Badsworth March 2, 2014 11:01 PM GMT
1. Fourth of July - Galaxie 500
2. Real Beauty Passed Through - The Band of Holy Joy
3. Commercial Rain - Inspiral Carpets
4. Common People - Pulp
5. Blue Thunder - Galaxie 500
6. Dalliance - The Wedding Present
7. This is How it Feels - Inspiral Carpets
8. Never Ever - All Saints
9. Do You Remember the First Time? - Pulp
10. I Want You - Inspiral Carpets
Report ZCSCS March 3, 2014 1:25 AM GMT
could easily have a top 1000, so many good songs/bands about back then

Top 10 for me in no particular order

Radiohead - High & Dry
The Seahorses - Love Is The Law
Korn - Freak On a Leash
The Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
Foo Fighters - Everlong
Oasis - Supersonic
Nirvana - All Apologies
The Pixies - Debaser
The Offspring - The Kids Aren't Alright
Ocean Colour Scene - The Day We Caught the Train

A special mention for all below, all classics in their own right Cool

Fugees - Killing Me Softly
EMF - Unbelievable
The Cardigans - My Favourite Game
House of Pain - Jump Around
Smash Mouth - All Star
The Cranberries - Zombie
Sinéad O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2U
Coolio - Gangster's Paradise
Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight
Deep Blue Something - Breakfast At Tiffany's
Natalie Imbruglia - Torn
Alanis Morissette - Ironic
Len - Steal My Sunshine
New Radicals - You Get What You Give
Train - Drops of Jupiter
Report Gnarley March 3, 2014 1:58 AM GMT
1    -    Start Choppin'    -    Dinosaur Jr
2    -    Local Boy in the Photograph    -    Stereophonics
3    -    She Said    -    Longpigs
4    -    Scar Tissue    -    Red Hot Chili Peppers
5    -    High    -    Feeder
6    -    What Do I Do Now?    -    Sleeper
7    -    It's a Shame About Ray    -    The Lemonheads
8    -    The Day We Caught the Train    -    Ocean Colour Scene
9    -    When I Come Around    -    Green Day
10    -    Mr Jones    -    Counting Crows
Report terry mccann March 3, 2014 7:43 AM GMT
think we could do 10 top 10"s,dont know how i forgot about "mr.jones" great toon.
Report anubis7 March 3, 2014 6:55 PM GMT
3 days still left to vote.
Report History Maker March 3, 2014 8:58 PM GMT
Not going to happen, I started thinking about it, but Anubis and Poppydog picked 10 that must be in there between them (if not by track, then definitely by band). That's not even thinking about my pop and trance/techno days at either end of the decade.
Report attitude adjuster March 3, 2014 9:02 PM GMT
1. Unfinished Sympathy - Massive Attack (by a mile)

2.Kinky Afro- Happy Mondays
3. Loser -  Beck
4. Weekender - Flowered Up
5. Justified and Ancient - The KLF (the best TOTP performers of all time)
6  Where Love Lives - Alison Limerick
7 Move Any Mountain - The Shamen
8. Firestarter - The Prodigy
9. Great Things - Echobelly
10 Teardrop - Massive Attack
Report History Maker March 3, 2014 9:14 PM GMT
1. Unfinished Sympathy - Massive Attack (by a mile)

Yeah, that's what I was thinking but I'd include at least 5 of your, and 5 of 5 other peoples' choices. I can't have 30. I pretty much know my top 15 (say), for the 60s, 70s and 80s, but not the 90s.

I've just been listening to a ropey cheapo mix tape from 93 before I chuck it. Was Open Your Mind (Usura) when I started writing this, but now Mr Wendell (Arrested Development). I loved that good spirited hip hop (De La Soul et al).
Report attitude adjuster March 3, 2014 9:37 PM GMT
I'd happily have put 2 or 3 from the Mondays/Black Grape ,the KLF or the Prodigy

but tried to give a cross section and also make my votes count.
Report attitude adjuster March 3, 2014 9:44 PM GMT
I know i'm an old sod now but i genuinely think Britpop was the last great hurrah..

Great singles,excitement etc.

Put it this way.. it won't be so easy to do the next top 10 for anubis Sad
Report Ibrahima Sonko March 3, 2014 9:50 PM GMT
Where Love Lives - Alison Limerick is a classic, i have so many versions of it.
Report History Maker March 3, 2014 9:55 PM GMT
Ha ha me too. Well, three on vinyl. God knows where they are. One was the standard opener to my back to mine set, when I was the only one who wasn't smoking.
Report attitude adjuster March 3, 2014 10:05 PM GMT
the early 90s was a vintage time for dance/club music,the balearic stuff
Felix,Xpansions, etc

but Where Love Lives was the daddy Cool
Report MC Roller March 3, 2014 10:06 PM GMT
1. Papua New Guinea - Future Sound of London
2. Find Me (Odyssey to Anyoona) - Jam & Spoon featuring Plavka Lonich
3. Unfinished Sympathy - Massive Attack
4. Music Sounds Better with You - Stardust
5. I Wish - Skee Lo
6. 7 Days and One Week - BBE
7. Fantastic Voyage - Coolio
8. Satan - Orbital
9. Pure - Lightning Seeds
10. Ordinary World - Duran Duran
Report History Maker March 3, 2014 10:06 PM GMT
Yup. Absolutely the best kicker. For me anyway.
Report History Maker March 3, 2014 10:09 PM GMT

Link not great, but the bits on the right are great.
Report Coachbuster March 3, 2014 10:44 PM GMT
Unfinished Sympathy - Massive Attack

a superb offering chit chatters  - glad to see this in the showing Happy
Report Journeyman March 4, 2014 2:01 AM GMT
1. You're not Alone - Olive
2. Hyperreal - The Shamen
3. Passion - Gat Decor
4. Bullet with Butterfly Wings - Smashing Pumpkins
5. Sing it Back - Moloko
6. Unfinished Sympathy - Massive Attack
7. When you sleep - My Bloody valentine
8. Age of Love - Age of Love
9. If you Love Me - Brownstone
10.Suzanne - Moose

Some great memories. The nineties had so many flavours.
Report LucianoBettio March 4, 2014 12:07 PM GMT
1. No good (start the dance) - Prodigy
2. Come as you are - Nirvana
3. Bittersweet Sympthony - Verve
4. If I ruled the world - Nas feat Lauryn Hill
5. Paranoid Andriod - Radiohead
6. Gouryella - Gouryella
7. Velouria - Pixies
8. Inner city life - Goldie
9. Glory box - Portishead
10.Jayou - Jurassic 5

~~~~ near misses

Five on it - Luniz
Live forever - Oasis
All I need - Method man
Mis-shapes - Pulp
Been caught stealing - Janes addiction
She comes in the fall - Inspiral carpets
Confetti - Lemonheads
Girls and boys - Blur
No diggity/xxplosive Dre and pals
1998/1999 Binary Finary
Dreamer -Livin joy
Elephant stone - stone roses
Where its at - Beck
Sweater song - Weezer
Sure shot - Beastie boys
Teardrop - Massive attack
Open up - Leftfield
Girls and boys - Hedboys
Youve got a lot to answer for - Catatonia
A good idea - Sugar
Let me be your fantasy - Baby d
Loose fit - Mondays
Original Nuttah - Shy fx
Hometown Unicorn - SFA
Zero - Smashing pumkins

And thats about ever Single ive ever heard
Report LucianoBettio March 4, 2014 12:20 PM GMT
Some last minute date checking and it seems ive missed a song which would probably make my Top10 all time list. Forever -Charlatans from Oct 99. Bollix.
Report anubis7 March 4, 2014 1:52 PM GMT
You can still put it in,Luciano. I haven't added your list to the scoreboard yet.
Report terry mccann March 4, 2014 2:19 PM GMT
can er indoors do a top 10 anubis?
Report lfc1971 March 4, 2014 2:28 PM GMT
1 Sweet Old World - Lucinda Williams
Report anubis7 March 4, 2014 2:38 PM GMT
Yes she can,Terry.
Report LucianoBettio March 4, 2014 3:06 PM GMT
Its ok, the mugs not for turning. Plus nobody else has voted for it so boohooSad. Thanks anyway
Report squares March 4, 2014 3:13 PM GMT
1. Enjoy The Silence - Depeche Mode
2. Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve
3. A Girl Like You - Edwyn Collins
4. Step It Up - Stereo MCs
5. (I Wanna Give You) Devotion - Nomad
6. One Of Us - Joan Osborne
7. World In Motion - New Order
8. Canned Heat - Jamiroquai
9. Got To Have Your Love - Mantronix
10. Morcheeba - The Sea

in the end purposely excluded Blur, Radiohead, Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, REM as nearly drove myself mad trying to narrow it down
Report terry mccann March 4, 2014 5:20 PM GMT
cheers buddy,she doesnt know yet Laugh,but not a bad judge
Report Coachbuster March 4, 2014 7:46 PM GMT
my version of two songs  i used to sing to myself  Grin


Roast beef - I know  what you're saying
So please stop explaining
Don't tell me cause it hurts (no, no, no)


You've already run me over ,  in spite of me
And don't be alarmed if I fall head over feet
Report attitude adjuster March 4, 2014 9:03 PM GMT
some great lists here

all those the prize has to go to Dewey

who casually threw in  that "All for Love"  abomination with Rod,Sting and co Happy

and there was the rest of us wondering which Happy Mondays track to leave out Plain
Report Journeyman March 4, 2014 9:15 PM GMT
There's a message at reception for HRH the Lager Khan from a mister B.Corgan

It reads 'Get your finger out of your ar5e and get those Smahing Pumpkins votes in'
Report man of many moods March 5, 2014 5:07 AM GMT
My selections won't have any influence on the final list as I think I'm the only person to have picked most of these. Happy

1 Ordinary World - Duran Duran
2 No Son Of Mine - Genesis
3 Friday I'm In Love -The Cure
4 Sleeping Satellite - Tasmin Archer
5 Monsters And Angels - Voice Of The Beehive
6 Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm - Crash Test Dummies
7 I Believe - Marcella Detroit (the talented half of Shakespears Sister)
8 Heaven Is - Def Leppard
9 Day In The Sun - Peter Frampton
10 Book Of Days - Enya

Just missed the cut:

Water From A Vine Leaf (single edit) - William Orbit
Good Times - INXS with Jimmy Barnes
Sunshine On A Rainy Day - Zoe
What's It Like To Be Beautiful - Lena Fiagbe
Man On The Moon - REM
Good Times - Edie Brickell
Don't Speak - No Doubt
Anytime You Need A Friend - Mariah Carey
Learning To Fly - Tom Petty
Runaway Train - Soul Asylum
After All - The Frank And Walters
Torn - Natalie Imbruglia
Report gerard March 5, 2014 9:29 AM GMT
In no particular order....

Beck - Loser
Carter USM - The only living boy in New Cross.
The Charlatans - Just Lookin'.
The Charlatans - How High.
Hole - Miss World.
The Levellers - One Way.
Ned's Atomic Dustbin - Kill your television.
Pearl Jam - Better Man.
Porno for Pyros - Pets.
Smashing Pumpkins - Today.
Stereophonics - A Thousand Trees.
Report gerard March 5, 2014 9:31 AM GMT
It appears I can't count.....Surprised
Report David Fishwick Minibus Sales March 5, 2014 10:33 AM GMT
01. Debaser - Pixies
02. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
03. Killing In The Name - Rage Against The Machine
04. Cemetery Gates - Pantera
05. Monkey Wrench - Foo Fighters
06. Bullet With Butterfly Wings - Smashing Pumpkins
07. Sugar - System Of A Down
08. Wait And Bleed - Slipknot
09. Got The Life - Korn
10. Screamager - Therapy?

so many others
Report gerard March 5, 2014 11:08 AM GMT
Sadly DFMS, Debaser was from the 80's - I know this as I checked this morning as I wanted it in my list.
Report David Fishwick Minibus Sales March 5, 2014 11:17 AM GMT
off 80s album but released as single in 90s
Report anubis7 March 5, 2014 11:22 AM GMT
Yes,I've just checked on wiki. It wasn't released as a single until 1997 so Debaser qualifies.

The two people who said their lists were in no particular order,each single will be given 5 points.
Report David Fishwick Minibus Sales March 5, 2014 11:30 AM GMT
should be 5½ points each Wink
Report anubis7 March 5, 2014 11:34 AM GMT
I've deliberately set it below the average as a punishment for not putting them in order. Grin
Report terry mccann March 5, 2014 11:34 AM GMT
"er indoors top 10 as follows
your mirror--simply red
would i lie to you--charles and eddie
the most beautiful girl in the world--prince
kiss me--sixpence none the richer
mmm mmm mmm mmm--crash test dummies
walking down madison kristie mccoll
the simple things--joe cocker
around the world--daft punk
always the last to know--del amitri
Report Journeyman March 5, 2014 4:52 PM GMT
The world is a vampire... so I'm giving this a bump
Report anubis7 March 5, 2014 7:14 PM GMT
Voting will close Thursday at 7pm.
Report jed.davison March 6, 2014 12:48 PM GMT
1 Live Forever - Oasis
2 So Far Gone - Teenage Fanclub
3 Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis
4 Everybody in The Place - Prodigy
5 Breakfast at Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something
6 Day We Caught The Train - Ocean Colour Scene
7 Man on the Moon - REM
8 To The End - Blur
9 November Rain - Guns n Roses
10 Only Living Boy in New Cross - Carter
Report anubis7 March 6, 2014 4:56 PM GMT
Two hours left to vote.
Report Ibrahima Sonko March 6, 2014 5:06 PM GMT
No order as they chop and change given the mood.

Inner City - pennies from heaven
Sandy B - make the world go round (deep dish vocal mix)
Unfinished Symphony - Massive Attack
Rhythm On The Loose to - the break of dawn
Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor
Oasis - don't look back in anger
Incognito - always there
Puff Daddy & Faith Evans featuring 112 - I'll Be Missing You
Delerium - Silence
Lost Witness - happiness happening

that was hard work but enjoyable Cool
Report attitude adjuster March 6, 2014 6:31 PM GMT
Going to change my no.9

so out goes Echobelly and one that everyone's tried to erase from history Wink

but i am here to right that wrong Happy

9.To Earth With Love - Gay Dad

Aerosmith Rool Cool
Report anubis7 March 6, 2014 7:00 PM GMT

Results will follow soon.
Report anubis7 March 6, 2014 7:30 PM GMT
42 people voted for 305 singles.
The groups with more than 3 singles chosen were:

Oasis,Radiohead  7
Nirvana,The Prodigy,The Smashing Pumpkins  5
Manic Street Preachers,Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers,REM  4

The top 40.....
Report anubis7 March 6, 2014 7:41 PM GMT
40. One Night Stand - The Aloof  12
39. Bullet With Butterfly Wings - The Smashing Pumpkins  12
38. Today - The Smashing Pumpkins  12
37. Man On The Moon - R.E.M.  12
36. Come As You Are - Nirvana  12
35. Sleeping Satellite - Tasmin Archer  13
34. The Day We Caught The Train - Ocean Colour Scene  13
33. Nobody Knows - The Tony Rich Project  14
32. Ordinary World - Duran Duran  14
31. I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) - Meatloaf  14
Report anubis7 March 6, 2014 7:50 PM GMT
30. Novocaine For The Soul - Eels  14
29. Jump Around - House Of Pain  15
28. Babies - Pulp  15
27. Glory Box - Portishead  16
26. Debaser - Pixies  17
25. Nancy Boy - Placebo  17
24. I Am The Resurrection - The Stone Roses  17
23. Motorcycle Emptiness - Manic Street Preachers  18
22. Loser - Beck  18
21. Weekender - Flowered Up  19
Report anubis7 March 6, 2014 7:57 PM GMT
20. Learning To Fly - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers  19
19. Street Spirit (Fade Out) - Radiohead  19
18. Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton  20
17. Innuendo - Queen  20
16. One - U2  20
15. Everlong - Foo Fighters  21
14. Kinky Afro - Happy Mondays  22
13. Sabotage - Beastie Boys  22
12. Zombie - The Cranberries  22
11. Creep - Radiohead  23
Report anubis7 March 6, 2014 8:05 PM GMT
10. Born Slippy - Underworld  24
9. November Rain - Guns n'Roses  26
8. Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve  28
7. Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis  33
6. Enjoy The Silence - Depeche Mode  33
5. Hope Of Deliverance - Paul McCartney  34
4. Common People - Pulp  35
3. Live Forever - Oasis  37
2. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana  53
1. Unfinished Sympathy - Massive Attack  75
Report Coachbuster March 6, 2014 8:13 PM GMT
fine work anubis - very well done mate Cool

some fantastic tracks in this 40 and impeccable taste from the 'chatters'   , surprising results at the top though  - 2 clear favourites ? i don't understand how this could ever be so in such a great decade ...and Smells like teen spirit at 2 ?
I would hesitate to even enter it in a Nirvana top 40  Laugh

Look forward to the 00s
Report attitude adjuster March 6, 2014 8:35 PM GMT
massive respect/thanks to anubis as always Happy
Report Degs March 6, 2014 8:45 PM GMT
Smells like teen spirit at 2 ?
I would hesitate to even enter it in a Nirvana top 40

did they have 40 singles ?
Report anubis7 March 6, 2014 8:54 PM GMT
A high quality top 40. I thought that Smells Like Teen Spirit would catch Unfinished Sympathy but it kept getting votes and finished well ahead. It was actually released under the shortened name Massive due to the Gulf War taking place at the time.

The Radiohead and Oasis votes were split across several songs which might be part of the reason there was a gap between the top 2 and the rest.
Report SlippyBlue March 6, 2014 8:57 PM GMT
Well done Anubis, personally good to see a great track like Enjoy The Silence get such a strong vote as Depeche Mode don't get the recognition I think they deserve.
Report Coachbuster March 6, 2014 9:10 PM GMT
Degs , no - but they notched up more than 40 tracks which are all arguably  better than SLTS Happy

Charts like this can be in danger of becoming 'cliched' of course
Report Coachbuster March 6, 2014 9:11 PM GMT
not that i have a particular problem with Joy Division or the Stone Roses  Happy
Report Degs March 6, 2014 9:14 PM GMT
Degs , no - but they notched up more than 40 tracks which are all arguably  better than SLTS

Maybe, maybe not, but these polls were about singles. I think many of the selections were actually peoples favourite album tracks, hoping they'd been released as singles. And I'd own up to being guilty of that myself.

Regardless, great work again Anubis7
Report anubis7 March 6, 2014 9:20 PM GMT
Thanks. The final poll will cover 2000-2014 and will start a week on Saturday.
Report Coachbuster March 6, 2014 9:20 PM GMT
Degs ,i'd say Definitely maybe  Grin
Report attitude adjuster March 6, 2014 9:35 PM GMT
I was surprised i was the only one to vote for The KLF

I know it's hard to get their music anymore because they deleted it all..but i really think those first 3 singles  stand the test of time.

and as for their TOTP performances... HAVE IT  CoolDevil
Report Journeyman March 7, 2014 12:42 AM GMT
What Time is Love by the KLF was a killer tune, but the best version was probably the original 80s release.

Great to see Massive Attack score more than the two Gallagher singles combined.
Well played Chit Chat and Good work Anubis.
Report Poppydog. March 7, 2014 12:56 AM GMT
I heard Sade's - 'Diamond Life' for the first time in ages tonight.

Out of curiosity (and if it's not a hassle?) did she get any votes
for anything in the 80s or 90s polls, Anubis7?
Report attitude adjuster March 7, 2014 1:00 AM GMT
Hardly a squeak poppy

but we were having some banter about a legover/pulling top 10 for all us yesterday romeos Sad

and she appeared to be a real contender there Happy
Report rogerthebutler March 7, 2014 4:23 AM GMT

07 Mar 14 00:42 

What Time is Love by the KLF was a killer tune, but the best version was probably the original 80s release.

Great to see Massive Attack score more than the two Gallagher singles combined.
Well played Chit Chat and Good work Anubis

Seconded re Anubis

....and great to see the several Gallagher singles eclipsing anything by the poseur Albarn and his troupe of performing quarterwits
Report attitude adjuster March 7, 2014 1:47 PM GMT
I suspect Albarn will turn it around in the 2100
Report attitude adjuster March 7, 2014 1:47 PM GMT
2000- 2014 poll!

typo BlushTongue Out
Report Journeyman March 7, 2014 3:22 PM GMT
You must have fingers like a gorillaz Wink
Report anubis7 March 7, 2014 3:30 PM GMT
I've thrown the 80s poll figures out Poppy,so I don't know if Sade got any votes but I don't remember her getting any. No one voted for her in the 90s but female singers as a whole don't do well in these polls.

I was surprised Blur performed badly. Just 3 points for To The End and 5 points for Coffee and TV. No votes at all for Song 2 or Parklife or anything else.
Report terry mccann March 7, 2014 4:13 PM GMT
people p1ssed off anything essex? i is!
Report Coachbuster March 7, 2014 8:24 PM GMT
I think folk would have  put Blur but  it would appear there is a certain stigma with certain bands ,while others carry a 'must have in my list' tag    Wink Laugh

I expect Kings of Leon and other such cr@p to run a fine race in the next chart DevilGrin
Report sixtwosix March 7, 2014 8:32 PM GMT
Kings Of Leon , Coldplay , Mumford & Sons .......CryCryCry thank feck I was a teenager in the era of the Pistols and the Clash.
Report inner city sumo March 7, 2014 9:32 PM GMT
The next chart will be the best one. Given the age and mentality of chit chatters, the selections will be made by actual music fans rather than those who think music ended the minute they turned 17. There will be fewer shared selections because of the multitude of genres that now exist.

The winning track will be one that despite this fragmentation still has a broad cross over appeal to fans of many different types of music, I reckon it will be Hey Ya by Outkast.
Report attitude adjuster March 7, 2014 10:52 PM GMT
I think a female singer could turn it around for the girls  Wink


no no Happy
Report sofiakenny March 8, 2014 12:03 AM GMT
if there are any mumford fans out there who fancy a dust your pub car park and we may get it on.
Report Poppydog. March 8, 2014 12:07 AM GMT
What's wrong with Mumford and Sons? I love Mumford and Sons.
They're perfect for drinking cider to.
First Blunters, now Mumfers, is nothing sacred?
Report lfc1971 March 8, 2014 12:28 AM GMT
Bit of a problem from here on in given young peoples failure to admit that nobody in England
can write a song anymore. This will lead to fewer shared selections, or maybe more, the only
certainty being that there will be no new inventions from England.
Report inner city sumo March 8, 2014 1:36 PM GMT
The older I get the better music gets: all the great old stuff from before still exists, and you get any new stuff you like on top, and with services like Spotify it's easier than ever to access music new and old. If you're a music fan and you have an open mind you've never had it so good and it's only going to keep on getting better.
Report rogerthebutler March 8, 2014 1:49 PM GMT
Bingo Inner City Sumo!

You might have to look harder for good music but it's never been easier.

Anyone who just goes 'Oh it's all X-Factor and manufactured pop' is just sleepingon the job IMO
Report Coachbuster March 8, 2014 2:35 PM GMT
inner - which is why i couldn't understand 2 records dominating the 1990s

1990s had some great tunes

by rights ,no record should be repeating itself on these charts unless folk are just lazily copying what others have listed which is my educated guess  Wink
Report attitude adjuster March 8, 2014 2:59 PM GMT
okay i'm going to jump the shark

the new coldplay single - yay or nay?

i quite like it ShockedBlush
Report deadbrain59 March 9, 2014 8:34 AM GMT
the verve ,sonnet.
Report deadbrain59 March 9, 2014 8:54 AM GMT
no weller no crowded house?
Report inner city sumo March 9, 2014 11:55 AM GMT
inner - which is why i couldn't understand 2 records dominating the 1990s

1990s had some great tunes

by rights ,no record should be repeating itself on these charts unless folk are just lazily copying what others have listed which is my educated guess

There were 305 unique selections out of 420, that sounds reasonable to me. I don't think people are lazily copying other lists, I think other lists might act as a memory aid for songs that people might not have initially included in theirs though. On average we're looking at 2 or 3 repetitions per list.

Similarly, in terms of a chit chat vote, we're talking about a relatively homogeneous group- how many women have voted? How many under 30s have voted? That narrows the runners automatically. Given the demographics of chit chat, the fact that the guitar anthem of a particular movement and the decade as a whole came out strong isn't a surprise. Unfinished Sympathy is an anthem to another tribe, however, it is one that was strong enough to crossover from the urban/dance scene to appeal to those with indie tastes and pop tastes. I was more into the indie/guitar sound at that time, but it was a song that most people from that sound loved. A song that transcends genre is one that has the potential to do well in these lists for the most recent decades.

Finally, we're talking about the 1990s, in the main we were still all coming through the same filters in terms of hearing music: radio 1, 2 and Virgin, and on tv TOTP, TFI and Jools Holland, with a small amount also having the one MTV channel and VH1. This is what makes the next chart the most interesting and potentially diverse, we don't have the same finite shared means by which we come into contact with music because there are so many more avenues to pursue.
Report deadbrain59 March 9, 2014 12:43 PM GMT
would agree with god only knows,brian wilson genius.Love,never get sick of hearing it.
Report attitude adjuster March 9, 2014 1:47 PM GMT
great post ics ^
Report Coachbuster March 9, 2014 7:19 PM GMT
'A song that transcends genre'

did you copy that line from a music publication  ?  Laugh

agree with what you were saying in the main about voters on here though  -it narrows it down a bit

but still no real excuse though - Nirvana were  better than that pap  -not sure what they were thinking with SLTS ,unless they were looking for a 'hit'
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