Biggest Fan Songs - February 2021

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771. Marble Sounds - The Silent Song: 7
772. Luna – Bonnie and Clyde: 8.5 (#2863 on my AT list)
Luna does two versions of this, both with Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab on vocals (along with Wareham). The Bonnie Parker version is a bit slower for a nice change of pace.

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772. Luna – Bonnie and Clyde - 4
The "woohoo" vocalisations really annoy me in the original, in this they are less prominent and so it does better. I don't know if I'd put the song that high even without them though.
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773. Jesu – We All Faulter
Year: 2004
Album: Jesu
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Rob wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:04 am773. Jesu – We All Faulter
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It was tortue listening to this.
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771. Marble Sounds - The Silent Song: 7
772. Luna - Bonnie and Clyde: 7.5
773. Jesu – We All Faulter: 6
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Bonnie and Clyde is a 7 from me
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Jesu – We All Faulter: 4

I can like this sort of dark, brooding soundscape, but here it feels like it goes nowhere.
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773. Jesu - We All Faulter: 5/10
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773. Jesu – We All Faulter - 6
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774. Abbey Lincoln – Afro Blue
Year: 1959
Album: Abbey Is Blue
Biggest Fan: Henrik (#757)

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771. Marble Sounds - The Silent Song - 5.5
772. Luna - Bonnie and Clyde - 6.5
773. Jesu – We All Faulter - 3
774. Abbey Lincoln – Afro Blue - 6
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Rob wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:13 am774. Abbey Lincoln – Afro Blue
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Abbey Lincoln – Afro Blue: 8

When playing this today I immediately recognized it, but not from this version. I haven't been able to pinpoint just which rendition I do know - it has been performed a lot -, but it might be the one by Erykah Badu with Robert Glasper.
Regardless, it is a very good song, with an appealing melody and lyrics that help create a humid atmosphere. Abbey Lincoln's vocals are great. I knew her from her fierce performance on Max Roach' We Insist album, but this is something else.
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774. Abbey Lincoln - Afro Blue: 8/10
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775. Lenny Kravitz – I’ll Be Waiting
Year: 2007
Album: It Is Time for a Love Revolution
Biggest Fan: Renan (#266)

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773. Jesu – We All Faulter: 7.25
774. Abbey Lincoln – Afro Blue: 7.75

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Rob wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:50 am775. Lenny Kravitz – I’ll Be Waiting
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Lenny Kravitz – I’ll Be Waiting: 6

Although I remember this being on the radio a lot in 2007, if you would have asked me to date the song I would probably have went with the early nineties. For some reason Lenny Kravitz in 2007 must have thought the time was right for a revival of the sound of Bryan Adams. It could have been worse. The song is rather sappy, but I like the string parts.
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774. Abbey Lincoln – Afro Blue: 7
775. Lenny Kravitz – I’ll Be Waiting: 5.5
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775. Lenny Kravitz - I'll Be Waiting: 5/10
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The second appearance by Big Star.

776. Big Star – You Get What You Deserve
Year: 1974
Album: Radio City
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775. Lenny Kravitz – I’ll Be Waiting - 5.5
776. Big Star – You Get What You Deserve - 7
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Rob wrote: Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:55 am776. Big Star – You Get What You Deserve
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776. Big Star – You Get What You Deserve: 8.5
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Big Star – You Get What You Deserve: 6

Although I tend to be unimpressed with band, I think this one is okay. Rather sweet melody.
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776. Big Star - You Get What You Deserve: 5/10
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774. Abbey Lincoln – Afro Blue - 5
775. Lenny Kravitz – I’ll Be Waiting - 3
776. Big Star – You Get What You Deserve - 8
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777. Youssou N’Dour – Leaving (dem)
Year: 1994
Album: The Guide (Wommat)
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Marble Sounds - The Silent Song 6
Luna - Bonnie and Clyde 6
Jesu - We All Faulter 7
Abbey Lincoln - Afro Blue 6
Lenny Kravitz - I'll Be Waiting 4
Big Star - You Get What You Deserve 5
Youssou N'Dour - Leaving (Dem) 5
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Rob wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:47 am777. Youssou N’Dour – Leaving (dem)
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777. Youssou N'Dour - Leaving (dem): 6/10
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775. Lenny Kravitz – I’ll Be Waiting: 5.5
776. Big Star – You Get What You Deserve - 8.75 (#2302 on my AT list)

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Youssou N’Dour – Leaving (dem): 7

Many of the songs on the album are very cheesy and sentimental, but not this one. It's makes the best of N'Dour's voice and it has great rhythm.
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777. Youssou N'Dour - Leaving (dem): 5
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771. Marble Sounds – The Silent Song: 6.5
772. Luna – Bonnie and Clyde: 3
773. Jesu – We All Faulter: 7.5
774. Abbey Lincoln – Afro Blue: 7
775. Lenny Kravitz – I’ll Be Waiting: 4
776. Big Star – You Get What You Deserve: 6.5
777. Youssou N’Dour – Leaving (dem): 6
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777. Youssou N’Dour – Leaving (dem) - 7
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This song ranks on AM at #2378:

778. Sugababes – Freak Like Me
Year: 2002
Album: Angels with Dirty Faces
Biggest Fan: StevieFan13 (#449)

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777. Youssou N'Dour - Leaving (dem) - 5
778. Sugababes – Freak Like Me - 8
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778. Sugababes - Freak Like Me: 3/10
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777. Youssou N'Dour - Leaving (dem): 6

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Rob wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:52 am778. Sugababes – Freak Like Me
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Sugababes - Freak Like Me: 5

Huh, always when this song title appeared somewhere I thought it was another song, namely Don't Cha by The Pussycat Dolls. This because of the line "Don't cha wish your girlfriend was a freak like me?" I very well remember that one being a hit. Apparently I must have been aware of the Sugababes song too, but although I recall their other hits quite well, this one doesn't sound all that familiar. Probably because it isn't all that catchy, despite the Gary Numan hook. I think the Numan link is also why critics seem to like this much more than their other songs. It's not by any stretch, but it also doesn't seem to do all that much.
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Freak Like Me is an easy 10 for me!
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778. Sugababes - Freak Like Me: 5
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The second pick by Henrik this week.

779. Isaac Hayes – Never Can Say Goodbye
Year: 1971
Album: Black Moses
Biggest Fan: Henrik (#873)

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Rob wrote: Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:09 am779. Isaac Hayes – Never Can Say Goodbye
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779. Isaac Hayes - Never Can Say Goodbye: 5/10
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Isaac Hayes – Never Can Say Goodbye: 7

I know this song from the Gloria Gaynor version, which of course came later. Her disco take is very different to Isaac Hayes. Apparently the Jackson 5 did it first. The contrast in voice between young Michael Jackson and Isaac Hayes is as night and day, but I definitely prefer Hayes and I do like how he turns it into a very slow, smoldering song.
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779. Isaac Hayes - Never Can Say Goodbye: 7.5
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780. Colbie Caillat - Bubbly
Year: 2007
Album: Coco
Biggest Fan: Kaue (#294)

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