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My lifetime...in music

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2014

London Grammar - Wasting My Young Years

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkeDBwsIaZw

the start reminds me of the theme to the TV series harrys Game
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Night Visions - Imagine Dragons
2013

Imagine Dragons - Radioactive

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Thbsg9i2mZ0

a nice BIG sound like Coldplay on steroids
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Making Mirrors - Gotye
2012

Gotye featuring Kimbra - Somebody That I Used To Know

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UVNT4wvIGY

Best break-up song ever...possibly
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21 - Adele
2011

Adele - Someone Like You

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLQl3WQQoQ0

THE female vocalist of the 2010s - thankfully this is a minimalist song which allows Adele to just sing
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Teenage Dream - Katy Perry
2010

Katy Perry - Teenage Dream

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98WtmW-lfeE

pop princess about to become the current pop queen
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It's Not Me It's You - Lily Allen
2009

Lily Allen - The Fear

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-wGMlSuX_c

I like the contradiction between the spacey nice pop and the cynical lyrics
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Eyes Open - Snow Patrol
2008

Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GemKqzILV4w

a real grower as I hated this song at first
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How to Save a Life - The Fray
2007

The Fray - How To Save A Life

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjVQ36NhbMk

sometimes the performance, lyrics music and video all combine to make a really moving experience and this is one of them
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2006

Muse - Supermassive Black Hole

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6okwg6PiSis

when Radiohead disappeared into "art" along came Muse to steal their crown and one of the biggest modern rock acts
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Push the Button - The Chemical Brothers
2005

The Chemical Brothers - Galvanaize

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6b9ci_z4v7M

somewhere a mating of dance, rock and eastern music spawned this song
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Dead Letters - Rasmus
2004

The Rasmus - In The Shadows

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MzCMa2wcuo

pop meets goth and ends up pretty good
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Donnie Darko - Original Soundtrack, Michael Andrews, Gary Jules, Oingo Boingo, Tears For Fears, INXS, The Church, E
2003

Michael Andrews featuring Gary Jules -Mad World

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvPkLG-tvzM

for what good it did, this became a sort of anti-war anthem
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Point of View - Db Boulevard
2002

Db-Boulevard - Point-View

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2eFF-AIvo8

one of those rare happy songs
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Gotta Tell You - Samantha Mumba
2001

SAMANTHA MUMBA - Always Come Back To Your Love

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzFFfV33zkQ

sounds both old and modern at the same time
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Pieces in a Modern Style - Samuel Barber,Ludwig van Beethoven,John Cage,Ferry Corsten,Henryk Gorecki,George Frideric Handel,Pie
2000

William Orbit - Barber's adagio for strings

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNcdVuPVXR0

nice

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Fanmail - Tlc
1999

TLC - Unpretty

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfN3B67WL10

Apart from the laughable irony this is a great song
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Growing, Pains - Billie Myers
1998

Billie Myers - Kiss The Rain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq-r4ZUpels

wow what a one hit wonder
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Urban Hymns - The Verve
1997

The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lyu1KKwC74

"you're slave to money then you die..." a perfect summary of modern life
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1996

Underworld - Born Slippy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiMrrleH_hI

The soundtrack really is the only good thing about Trainspotting
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Batman Forever: Music From The Motion Picture... - U2,PJ Harvey,Brandy Norwood,Seal,Eddi Reader,The Offspring,Method Man,Michael Hutchence,The Flaming
1995

U2 - Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfcQ13iQzn8

This has a kind of T Rex vibe
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The Mind's Eye - Stiltskin
1994

Stiltskin - Inside

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuTVKO0RScI

Possibly the heaviest number 1 ever
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Pocket Full of Kryptonite - Spin Doctors
1993

Spin Doctors - Two Princes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsdy_rct6uo

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The Best of Sophie B. Hawkins - Sophie B. Hawkins
1992

Sophie B. Hawkins - Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt6r-k9Bk6o

a few hits then she disappeared...shame
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Divinyls - Divinyls
1991

Divinyls - I Touch Myself

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv-34w8kGPM

LOL
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1990

Adamski - Killer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XBcT41ImSI

The final proof that you dont need to play a traditionl instrument to make good music
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Storm Front - Billy Joel
1989

Billy Joel - We Didn't Start The Fire

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFTLKWw542g

a shopping list song with political context
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Tracy Chapman [Vinyl LP] - Tracy Chapman
1988

Tracy Chapman - Fast Car

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTIB10eQnA0

the futility of everyday life
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Crazy Nights - Kiss_II
1987

Kiss - Crazy Crazy Nights

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6gaS9wrtM4

its totally dumb and kind of stupid...so therefore one of the best rock songs ever
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Denis-Best of Blondie - Blondie_III
1986

Debbie Harry - French Kissing In The USA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT3-Ol3iaMU

the 80s real pop queen...forget about Madonna
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1999 - Prince
1985

Prince - Little Red Corvette

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/5750283/prince_little_red_corvette/

Prince on the verge of superstardom
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1984

Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel - White Lines (Don't Do It)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ChjLMbXVrU

"vision dreams of passion"
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1983

Tom Robinson - War Baby

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArGNB5M3Kg4

Just cool
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1982

The Stranglers - Golden Brown

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7R7q1lSZfs

This just proved that the group had far more musicality and longevity than main rivals The Sex Pistols
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Vienna - Ultravox
1981

Ultravox - Vienna

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U-NHTW2-Ps

Of course this was soo famous at the time for being kept off the number 1 spot by Joe Dolce Shaddup Ya Face...kind of sums up the pop industry
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Peter Gabriel 3 (Melt) - Peter Gabriel
1980

Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xZmlUV8muY

ART rock
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The Age of Plastic - The Buggles
1979

Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwuy4hHO3YQ&feature=kp

1979??? - sounds far more recent
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City to City - Gerry Rafferty_II
1978

Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSIw09oqsYo

Man that sax solo...plus I can now relate to the lyrics
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Evita (1978 Original Broadway Cast) - Andrew Lloyd Webber,Tim Rice,Patti LuPone,Mandy Patinkin
1977

Julie Covington - Don't Cry For Me Argentina

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HR9HmEfNU2I

I just love the way its both fragile and powerful
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1976

Abba - Dancing Queen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72oh_6vp5bU

almost celestial pop
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1975

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ9rUzIMcZQ

prog rock for the masses
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Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks
1974

Terry Jacks - Seasons In The Sun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd_Fdly3rX8

And I thought Eleanor Rigby was sad until I heard this
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The Best of Carly Simon - Carly Simon
1973

Carly Simon - You're So Vain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6UAYGxiRwU

I like that this song is quite bitter
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American Pie - Don McLean
1972

Don McLean - American Pie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAsV5-Hv-7U

probably my first exposure to a complex song
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1971

T Rex - Jeepster

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3PznrYmWzc

this basically defined glam rock of the 70s
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Black Sabbath Vol.4 - Black Sabbath
1970

Black Sabbath - Paranoid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZyVZFJGX5g

This chugs along beautifully and rocks LAMF
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Space Oddity - David Bowie
1969

David Bowie - Space Oddity

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D67kmFzSh_o

Bowie trod the very thin line between gimmick/novelty records and...art - luckily this one fell on the right side
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1968

Richard Harris - MacArthur Park

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRwYQgk05DY

A really cryptic epic song with wonderfully obtuse lyrics and a good delivery by Harris

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Procol Harum - Procol Harum
1967

Procol Harum - Whiter Shade Of Pale

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb3iPP-tHdA

I think this upped the ante in terms of what pop music could actually be
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Revolver - The Beatles
1966

Beatles - Eleanor Rigby

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LOgMWbDGPA

One of the saddest songs ever written
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1965


Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8hjtFq3vE0

Sort of proof that Phil Spector was close to God-like
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A list of songs I like from 1965 to present - 1 song per year

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