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by Live in Phoenix
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 47
Views: 973

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

Do what you need to do, Dexter. Besides, I need a week to process that "U Can’t Touch This" couldn't even clear the top 100.
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 47
Views: 973

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

And Willie Nelson's really done it all, hasn't he? My favorite factoid about Animotion's "Obsession" is that it was the theme song to the WWF's hit 1980s wrestling show on NBC, Saturday Night's Main Event. The chorus, "Who do you want me to be to make you sleep with me?", was not...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 47
Views: 973

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

With some songs -- and I'm sure this will come up again later -- I just see a pop song, and not something infamous. Granted, I have built up a high tolerance of '80s/early '90s songs...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread
Replies: 47
Views: 973

Re: AMF's Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018): Results Thread

Listyguy wrote:Nice presentation so far!

Where's number 181 though?


The number itself isn't there, but it's Snap!, "Rhythm Is a Dancer"

Everything looks great, Dexter!
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 5246

Re: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread

Sorry, I'd like to do that thing where I put in an extra song, and drop everything down. I guess I didn't plan on including "Livin’ on a Prayer" because of its high AM rank, or because it's the crown jewel of Bon Jovi's ongoing success, or because it is transcendent and goofy at the same t...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 5246

Re: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread

159 | Neil Young with Barbra Streisand | You Don't Bring Me Flowers 

Although I'd prefer to be wrong in this case, I think it's Neil Diamond.
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 5246

Re: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread

15. ART GARFUNKEL "99 Miles from L.A." (1975). Some years ago I was listening to the song while I was on the computer and my wife and I began to argue (I don't remember why exactly but probably it was the same as always: too much time on the computer). Suddenly my daughter began to weep s...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 5246

Re: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread

The movie is okay, but I remember when seeing the trailer beforehand and being confused about this vision of the future. In a few decades teenagers will be obsessed with 80's hits, movies and games? Why? The actual film gives this some context that sort of works, but a future in which previous slic...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 5246

Re: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread

72. Duran Duran - The Reflex Arguably, Duran Duran's whole career was a guilty pleasure, and they were just a boy band unusually influenced by the likes of Bowie and Roxy Music. I know what you think. You think I'm a corporate asshole, that I don't appreciate pop culture. Man, that's not true -- wh...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1997 Poll
Replies: 43
Views: 1388

Re: Songs and Albums of 1997 Poll

Songs 1.The Notorious B.I.G. | Life After Death 2. Missy Elliott | Supa Dupa Fly 3. Monaco | What Do You Want From Me? 4. Bob Dylan | Cold Irons Bound 5. Autechre - Chiastic Slide 6. Portishead - Portishead 7.Buena Vista Social Club 8.The Divine Comedy 9.Gustavo Santaolalla Get more latest tracks a...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 5246

Re: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread

This is an updated version of the entire list, in the wake of my top 1,000 songs submission. 1. Belinda Carlisle – Heaven Is a Place on Earth (#36 all-time) 2. Stevie Wonder – I Just Called to Say I Love You (#283) Stevie Wonder gets sappy? Damn, what are they going to think of next? 3. Bette Midler...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1997 Poll
Replies: 43
Views: 1388

Re: Songs and Albums of 1997 Poll

Songs: 1 | Elliott Smith | Between the Bars 2 | The Notorious B.I.G. | Hypnotize 3 | The Notorious B.I.G. | Mo Money Mo Problems 4 | Loreena McKennitt | The Mummers' Dance 5 | David Bowie | Dead Man Walking 6 | Radiohead | Karma Police 7 | The Verve | Bitter Sweet Symphony 8 | Sarah McLachlan | Buil...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 5246

Re: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread

I don't think there will ever be a perfect definition. Is it good that "Total Eclipse of the Heart" will place highly? I doubt it sounded corny the year it came out, or a few years later (by which time the guiltier pleasures are usually classified). But some '80s music can sound kind of co...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artists That Will Gain Acclaim Over Time
Replies: 27
Views: 2762

Re: Artists That Will Gain Acclaim Over Time

Pazz & Jop didn't exist in 1971 hehehe. Maybe not under that name, but there was a Village Voice poll in 1971, the very first one. It was revived in 1974 under the Pazz & Jop title. There might not be a Pazz & Jop by any name now, at least if it requires going through the Village Voice:...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 5246

Re: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread

Regardless of the final results (which will probably be all over the place), I'm enjoying the comments
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Asian music recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 665

Re: Asian music recommendations

Maybe not that valuable if you already know your way around Japanese pop music -- except I don't think we really do, so... Prepare to be outraged: Japan votes for its “100 Best World Class Songs” [2015] The long-running Japanese music program Music Station recently held a nation-wide survey polling ...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: RIP Aretha Franklin
Replies: 16
Views: 926

Re: RIP Aretha Franklin

Anyone wanna run a song poll?
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: RIP Aretha Franklin
Replies: 16
Views: 926

Re: RIP Aretha Franklin

Another great one gone. Same day as Elvis.
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Survivors of the 60s (a morbid thread)
Replies: 14
Views: 904

Re: Survivors of the 60s (a morbid thread)

Neil Young is 72 (in a few months, 73). Stevie Winwood, that young teenager from the Spencer Davis Group, is 70. The Moody Blues lost 1 guy this year, and the remaining Hall of Fame members are aged 71-77. Peter Gabriel, who started with Genesis in the late '60s, is practically a juvenile delinquent...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music
Replies: 167
Views: 11102

Re: AMF's Top 250 Women in Music

The next 10 years are going to be really brutal for '60s musicians. A lot of them are in their mid or late '70s. It's more than I really want to think about. Some '50s rockers have had exceptionally long lives, though.
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?
Replies: 53
Views: 2366

Re: Albums that were really great in your opinion but didn't make it in AM?

I'd also add Watertown by Frank Sinatra, possibly his masterpiece, but released in 1970 after most people stopped paying attention to his new releases. Yeah, I've heard quite a bit of Sinatra, tried to cover all my bases, but I don't think I've heard anything from this album. "I Would Be in Lo...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 507
Views: 36661

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

If these are combined then I think by the same logic Julee Cruise's Falling would be combined with the Twin Peaks theme song (which I voted for separately). You're right. I don't mind that too (Angelo Badalamenti/Julee Cruise, "Theme from Twin Peaks/Falling") but then I didn't vote for ei...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 507
Views: 36661

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

How's it going, Sweepstakes Ron?
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1996 Poll
Replies: 69
Views: 3059

Re: Songs and Albums of 1996 Poll

[imgsize 367x206:2rtvc9av]http://jarviscity.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Nothing-but-Trouble-Tupac.png [imgsize 300x207:2rtvc9av]http://data1.ibtimes.co.in/en/full/534375/tupac-shakur.jpg Following debut solo single "Trapped": Hundreds of released tracks, 6 movies (plus 1991's Nothing bu...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions
Replies: 41
Views: 1694

Re: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions

I'd watch it! Or maybe I wouldn't. Do you think it would get any followers? :D One phenomenon is the trouble when you have to throw out one more song, e.g. you have 101 songs you want to put into a top 100. I pick a victim, but then suffer from the earworm syndrome: the song I threw out gets stuck ...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions
Replies: 41
Views: 1694

Re: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions

I just got an idea for a tv-series, where everyone of us go to a therapist, talking about our frustration in creating our music lists. On next week's episode, I worry about properly isolating all my deep cut recommendations when the spreadsheet is published... Plus a wacky visit from someone asking...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 507
Views: 36661

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

3 weeks (longer, if needed) sounds good.
by Live in Phoenix
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Site update is here
Replies: 37
Views: 2131

Re: Site update is here

Holy crap, if we ever have another "Favorite songs by AM top 100 artists" poll, I'm going to have to find a song I like by the National.

Anyway, thanks Henrik for one last update; I don't think I'd be useful on this front but I hope there's a way for the main page to keep going.
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1995 Poll
Replies: 62
Views: 2768

Re: Songs and Albums of 1995 Poll

Albums: 1 | Joan Osborne | Relish 2 | Bjork | Post 3 | No Doubt | Tragic Kingdom 4 | Radiohead | The Bends 5 | Pulp | Different Class [imgsize 307x204:eapju4j9]http://i1.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article1718330.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/Jarvis%20Cocker.jpg From the unwillful Michael Jackson/Pulp collaboration...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Song Poll Deep Cuts
Replies: 11
Views: 435

Re: AM Song Poll Deep Cuts

When the big spreadsheet comes out, I'll post my "Nobody's Blues But My Own" songs (to reference an old They Shoot Pictures feature).
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 507
Views: 36661

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

I sort of liken this period to sitting in a stadium before the rock concert has started -- the quiet anticipation before the lights go out and the excitement begins...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 507
Views: 36661

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

I don’t know how many lists and how high on each one a song has to be to make the cut, but I feel like some favorites of mine that I wouldn’t have otherwise expected to make it will be there. I'm not sure how many songs will be listed in the rollout, but I'd personally like to see every song that g...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 507
Views: 36661

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

I don’t know how many lists and how high on each one a song has to be to make the cut, but I feel like some favorites of mine that I wouldn’t have otherwise expected to make it will be there. I'm not sure how many songs will be listed in the rollout, but I'd personally like to see every song that g...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2017 update
Replies: 253
Views: 28085

Re: Errors in the 2017 update

Bob Seger's "Turn the Page" is placed here at 1977. But that's the live version. (And that album, 'Live' Bullet , was released in 1976. The song was pulled as a single in 1977.) The song's first release dates back to 1973, on the Back in '72 album. Track "A5" on Back in '72 , Jan...
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 507
Views: 36661

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

StevieFan13 wrote:And as for what you said before...seriously debating adding Goodnight Saigon, a favorite Billy Joel song I somehow left off.

Ok, but after that, you might want to knock yourself out, hypnotize yourself, maybe have the police detain you for a few hours (whichever you prefer aesthetically).
by Live in Phoenix
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 507
Views: 36661

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

AAAAHHH! OK, this is it! Last addition! For sure this time! You say this with conviction, but once I post my list later today you will certainly feel a burning need to add at least 500 songs of my list to yours. I think everyone will be okay with this, as it is only reasonable. Keep your eyes shut,...
by Live in Phoenix
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 507
Views: 36661

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

One more week, everyone! I will make it, but damn this is a slow process. How long did everybody else take to finish their lists. I more or less started from the announcement of the poll. I'm not sure it actually took longer than my early recordings of legendary musicians posts -- but it felt longe...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1994 Poll
Replies: 65
Views: 5597

Re: Songs and Albums of 1994 Poll

Albums: 1 | Neil Young | Sleeps with Angels 2 | Soundgarden | Superunknown 3 | Hole | Live Through This 4 | Nirvana | MTV Unplugged in New York 5 | Pulp | His 'n' Hers 6 | Portishead | Dummy 7 | Jeff Buckley | Grace 8 | Live | Throwing Copper 9 | Nine Inch Nails | The Downward Spiral 10 | R.E.M. | M...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1994 Poll
Replies: 65
Views: 5597

Re: Songs and Albums of 1994 Poll

Could you please stop keeping us in unbearable suspense and reveal whether Slanted and Enchanted is in it or not? I am quite confident that Brad won't include Slanted and Enchanted in his 1994 albums list! I was just thinking it should be Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain. Still want to know. The suspense...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists
Replies: 102
Views: 19539

Re: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists

In the wake of my top 1000 songs list, here is an updated (sometimes to my surprise) song of the year list. Song of the decade in bold. Songs: 1954: Elvis Presley – That’s All Right 1955: Little Richard - Tutti Frutti Chuck Berry – Maybellene 1956: My Fair Lady – I Could Have Danced All Night Elvis ...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition
Replies: 507
Views: 36661

Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition

1 | Nirvana | Smells Like Teen Spirit | 1991 2 | Prince and the Revolution | When Doves Cry | 1984 [imgsize 487x275:2mgn0i4g]https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/770x0/709c168a9d304e7cb834b99b4308825f.jpg#709c168a9d304e7cb834b99b4308825f 3 | Bruce Springsteen | Tunnel of Love | 1987 4 | Nirvana | C...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Kanye West - Ye
Replies: 24
Views: 3254

Re: Kanye West - Ye

2 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone, not even the generic 3. It's been 20+ years since the last example I can recall of them slamming a well-established artist (Public Enemy and Tori Amos).
by Live in Phoenix
Fri May 25, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1993 Poll
Replies: 72
Views: 6918

Re: Songs and Albums of 1993 Poll

Albums: 1 | Smashing Pumpkins | Siamese Dream 2 | Bjork | Debut 3 | Sarah McLachlan | Fumbling Towards Ecstasy 4 | U2 | Zooropa 5 | Nirvana | In Utero Songs: 1 | Mazzy Star | Fade Into You 2 | 2pac | Keep Ya Head Up 3 | Nirvana | All Apologies 4 | Ming Flute Ensemble | The Song of the Four Seasons (...
by Live in Phoenix
Thu May 24, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Beatles acclaim peak
Replies: 23
Views: 2489

Re: Beatles acclaim peak

That's true, the Beatles have enjoyed a consensus that most acts don't know anything about. A lot of acts would fall under, "Well, if you're a fan of _____ music." They've sold over twice as much in the U.S. as Michael Jackson; and the #2 selling act, Garth Brooks :-|, I think would still ...
by Live in Phoenix
Wed May 23, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Beatles acclaim peak
Replies: 23
Views: 2489

Re: Beatles acclaim peak

I’d say that ‘60s acclaim in general has passed its absolute peak, and that it peaked sometime before 2003 (when Rolling Stone listed its top 500 albums, and was criticized for being centered around classic rock). Hell, I remember Spin's 1995 album guide being pretty hostile to classic rock; in a wa...
by Live in Phoenix
Tue May 15, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 174
Views: 20192

Re: Albums of 2018

Yo La Tengo Studio albums 1986 Ride the Tiger 1987 New Wave Hot Dogs 1989 President Yo La Tengo 1990 Fakebook 1992 May I Sing with Me 1993 Painful 1995 Electr-O-Pura 1997 I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One 2000 And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out 2003 Summer Sun 2006 I Am Not Afraid of You an...
by Live in Phoenix
Mon May 14, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2018
Replies: 174
Views: 20192

Re: Albums of 2018

This seems as good a time as any to mention that Yo La Tengo have some pretty awful album titles.
by Live in Phoenix
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the 2017 update
Replies: 253
Views: 28085

Re: Errors in the 2017 update

Whitesnake - Here I Go Again This site places it at 1987, as most people probably would. It originally popped up on a 1982 LP, Saints & Sinners . Wikipedia lists all the recording personnel between the 1982 version, and the 1987 version (and a different 1987 version) https://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
by Live in Phoenix
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Noel Gallagher quote on lyrics
Replies: 11
Views: 994

Re: Noel Gallagher quote on lyrics

I agree melody is overall more important, but you can’t tell me if you took The Boxer and replaced the lyrics with love song lyrics, you would hear the melody the same way. Usually my point of comparison is when, say, the drummer or the bassist in a band gets a song on the album, and the lyrics and...

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