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Postby Bruce » Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:28 am

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Funny how?

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Postby Blanco » Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:47 am

Bruno wrote:Cool list, Blanco! :music-listening:

Thanks, man!

Listyguy wrote:Nice list Blanco, but where's "La Bamba"? It's arguably the most well known song of the Spanish language by non-speakers.

Well, here in Mexico it is acclaimed, but not too much. By the way, here it is more common to hear the Los Lobos's version, probably because the Spanish sounds more natural. But yeah, It has always intrigued me that, as you say, the Ritchie Valens song is more known among English speakers than any other Spanish language song. Actually, in the project I mentioned before (something like Acclaimed Music, but with music in Spanish and Portuguese), Valens's La Bamba ends in place 75 among the best songs, meanwhile, the Los Lobos's version finished in 66th place, so it seems they are close.
This leaves me wondering how would be an hypothetical list without language trends. The Ritchie Valens's song is 369th here in AM.
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Postby Bruce » Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:49 am

Blanco wrote:
Bruno wrote:Cool list, Blanco! :music-listening:

Thanks, man!

Listyguy wrote:Nice list Blanco, but where's "La Bamba"? It's arguably the most well known song of the Spanish language by non-speakers.

Well, here in Mexico it is acclaimed, but not too much. It is more common to hear the Los Lobos's version, probably because the Spanish sounds more natural in this version. But yeah, It has always intrigued me that, as you say, the Ritchie Valens song is more acclaimed among English speakers than any other Spanish language song. Actually, in the project I mentioned before (something like Acclaimed Music, but with music in Spanish and Portuguese), Valens's La Bamba ends in place 75 among the best songs, meanwhile, the Los Lobos's version finished in 66th place, so it seems they are close.


How about the original record version?

Ignore the year on the video, it's actually 1929.


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Postby Blanco » Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:48 am

Bruce wrote:How about the original record version?


I do not know if I would call it the original record version, Bruce. I think it's very, very possible that older recorded versions have existed, but did not reached our days, or at least have not reached this U.S. company called Youtube.

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Postby Bruce » Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:52 am

Blanco wrote:
Bruce wrote:How about the original record version?


I do not know if I would call it the original record version, Bruce. I think it's very, very possible that older recorded versions have existed, but did not reached our days, or at least have not reached this U.S. company called Youtube.


It's the first time a version of the song was released on a record. It's a Mexican release.

http://www.originalsproject.us/

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Postby Romain » Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:00 am

Blanco : :D
Bruce : Ok, I will change that as soon as possible.

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Postby Blanco » Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:38 pm

Bruce wrote:
Blanco wrote:
Bruce wrote:How about the original record version?


I do not know if I would call it the original record version, Bruce. I think it's very, very possible that older recorded versions have existed, but did not reached our days, or at least have not reached this U.S. company called Youtube.


It's the first time a version of the song was released on a record. It's a Mexican release.

http://www.originalsproject.us/


It's the same. How do you, or the person who made the site, can confirm that? Any reliable source? There a database of Mexican recordings of the first 20 years of the last century? You're not confusing "The oldest record found" with "The first recording made"?

Edit:
Ok, after some quick research, I found that there are versions of the song recorded on phonograph cylinders that were sold in the first years of the last century. Still, the first recorded version (in disc) is probably made in the first years of the 1920s, by the Secretaría de Educación, which at the time was under the supervision of José Vasconcelos. Vasconcelos and his team investigated and collected 78 rpm recordings of Veracruz sones which were played live, to spread this music throughout all the country.
Vasconcelos was a wise man, oh yes.

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Postby Bruce » Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:38 pm

Blanco wrote:Ok, after some quick research, I found that there are versions of the song recorded on phonograph cylinders that were sold in the first years of the last century.


So what was the first recording?

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Postby Blanco » Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:10 pm

Bruce wrote:
Blanco wrote:Ok, after some quick research, I found that there are versions of the song recorded on phonograph cylinders that were sold in the first years of the last century.


So what was the first recording?


It depends on your definition of "recording". But defining exactly what was the first recording is not really important, at least not in this song. Do not look at the first record as if that was the start, better look at the history of the song and how it fades until the seventeenth century.

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Postby Bruce » Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:25 pm

Blanco wrote:
Bruce wrote:
Blanco wrote:Ok, after some quick research, I found that there are versions of the song recorded on phonograph cylinders that were sold in the first years of the last century.


So what was the first recording?


It depends on your definition of "recording". But defining exactly what was the first recording is not really important, at least not in this song.


It is to Dick Rosemont and to me.

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Postby Blanco » Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:35 pm

Bruce wrote:It is to Dick Rosemont and to me.

Good for you. :greetings-waveyellow:

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Postby Bruce » Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:51 pm

Blanco wrote:
Bruce wrote:It is to Dick Rosemont and to me.

Good for you. :greetings-waveyellow:


Do you know the artists and labels and numbers of any of the cylinders?

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Postby Brad » Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:08 pm

well, before this well-intentioned thread becomes (yet another) train-wreck, I'll attempt to steer us back with my paltry list of favorite songs by year 1963-2014, 2014 version:

1963: Bob Dylan - Don't Think Twice, It's Alright
1964: Ennio Morricone - Per un Pugno di Dollari (For A Fistful Of Dollars)
1965: The Beatles - Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
1966: The Rolling Stones - Paint It Black
1967: The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
1968: The Zombies - Hung Up on a Dream
1969: The Velvet Underground - I'm Set Free
1970: The Velvet Underground - I Found a Reason
1971: Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells A Story
1972: Lou Reed - Perfect Day
1973: Iggy & The Stooges - Gimme Danger
1974: Big Star - O, My Soul
1975: Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
1976: Rush - 2112
1977: Wire - Mannequin
1978: Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Lip Service
1979: The Clash - Groovy Times
1980: The Jam - That's Entertainment
1981: The Gun Club - She's Like Heroin To Me
1982: R.E.M. - Gardening at Night
1983: R.E.M. - Shaking Through
1984: The Verlaines - Joed Out
1985: The Chills - This Is the Way
1986: Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Next Time Round
1987: The Verlaines - Makes No Difference
1988: My Bloody Valentine - You Made Me Realize
1989: The Mekons - Memphis, Egypt
1990: Sonic Youth - Mote
1991: Pavement - Summer Babe (Winter Version)
1992: Pavement - Texas Never Whispers
1993: Yo La Tengo - The Whole of the Law
1994: Pavement - Fillmore Jive
1995: Yo La Tengo - Tom Courtenay
1996: The Posies - Everybody Is A Fucking Liar
1997: Radiohead - Paranoid Android
1998: Elliott Smith - Bled White
1999: Lilys - Socs Hip
2000: Silkworm - Contempt
2001: Belle & Sebastian - I'm Waking Up To Us
2002: Broken Social Scene - Almost Crimes (Radio Kills Remix)
2003: My Morning Jacket - One Big Holiday
2004: Elliott Smith - King's Crossing
2005: Mazarin - Louise
2006: Built To Spill - Goin' Against Your Mind
2007: Band Of Horses - Ode To LRC
2008: Portishead - Silence
2009: Built To Spill - Good Ol' Boredom
2010: Beach House - Silver Soul
2011: PJ Harvey - The Words That Maketh Murder
2012: Mount Eerie - The Place I Live
2013: Wooden Wand - Outsider Blues
2014: Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra - What We Loved Was Not Enough

Not really interested in genericism or pedestrianism.
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Postby Blanco » Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:40 pm

Bruce wrote:
Blanco wrote:
Bruce wrote:It is to Dick Rosemont and to me.

Good for you. :greetings-waveyellow:


Do you know the artists and labels and numbers of any of the cylinders?


No, but maybe you should ask the collector Alfonso Villaseñor, I think he could tell. Or try to contact the Fonoteca of the INAH ( http://www.inah.gob.mx/fonoteca ).

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Postby Nassim » Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:42 pm

OK, so I don't know why but I always have a thing for songs in 3/4 time signature, or in different triple time signatures sometimes. I really have no idea why, and most of those have been favorite of mine before I realized they have that in common.

So here are my favorite songs in triple time signatures (and added any other song of this year that I would consider in my all time 500) :

1964 : Bob Dylan - The Times They Are a-Changin'
1965 : The Beatles - Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
1966 : Otis Redding - Tennessee Waltz
1967 : The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Manic Depression
1968 : Leonard Cohen - So Long, Marianne
1969 : The Beatles - I Want You (She's So Heavy) (Only partly in ¾)
1970 : Led Zeppelin - Since I've Been Loving You
1971 : Funkadelic - Maggot Brain (all time top 50)
1972 : Nick Drake - Places to Be

1973 to 1984 : none, I would have to dig a bit there...

1985 : The Pogues - The Band Played Waltzing Matilda (Also : Renaud – Mistral Gagnant, The Pogues – A Pair of Brown Eyes)
1986 : XTC - 1000 Umbrellas
1987 : The Pogues - Fairytale of New-York
1988 : Les Négresses Vertes - La Valse
1989 : Pixies - Pass This Gun
1990 : pass
1991 : Blood Sugar Sex Magik - Breaking the Girl (all time top 30)
1992 : R.E.M. - Everybody Hurts
1993 : Mazzy Star - Fade Into You
1994 : Jeff Buckley - Grace (all time top 20) (Also : Drive Like Jehu – Luau, Weezer – My Name is Jonas)
1995 : Elliott Smith - The White Lady Loves You More (Also : Sparklehorse – Homecoming Queen)
1996 : Modest Mouse - Dramamine
1997 : Built to Spill - Velvet Waltz (2nd favorite song of all time) (Also : Elliott Smith – Between the Bars, 3rd favorite song ever)
1998 : Elliott Smith - Waltz #2 (favorite song of all time) (Also : Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over The Sea)
1999 : Ben Harper - Alone
2000 : Radiohead - How to Disappear Completely
2001 : Mogwai - Take Me Somewhere Nice
2002 : Queens of the Stone Age - A Song for the Deaf (4th favorite song of all time)
2003 : Calexico - Sunken Waltz
2004 : see below
2005 : Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us (all time top 20)
2006 : Beirut - Brandenburg (that's pretty much a tie between 4 songs of Gulag Orkestar)
2007 : Caribou - She's the One (Also : Elliott Smith – New Disaster)
2008 : TV on the Radio - Love Dog
2009 : Fever Ray - I'm Not Done (all time top 50)
2010 : Anais Mitchell - Hey, Little Songbird
2011 : Low - Especially Me (Also : Bill Callahan – Drover)
2012 : Bat for Lashes - Laura
2013 : Mutual Benefit - Strong Swimmer (Also : The Knife - A Tooth for an Eye)

2004 is an incredible year for 3/4 songs, here is my top 5 with their rank in the songs list I did for last poll :
Kanye West - Spaceship (54)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Cannibal's Hymn (57)
TV on the Radio - Ambulance (131)
Animal Collective - Leaf House (151-200 section)
THe Hives - Diabolic Scheme (501 - 700 section)

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Postby Romain » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:07 pm

So... you love the waltz Nassim ;-) (6 songs with waltz in the name)


You are maybe not into classical music but :

Do you try La Valse by Ravel ?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMSgWhIENSk

Or, in this rhytmn, the sublime Valse Triste by Sibelius.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoUBZ43M2WY
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Postby Mattceinicram » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:13 pm

Romain wrote:I pushed until 1900.
Excellent "game" !

1900 - Jean Sibelius - Finlandia
1901 - Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2
1902 - Gustav Malher - Symphonie n°5
1903 - Erik Satie - Je te veux
1904 - Giacomo Puccini - Madame Butterfly (Humming Chorus)
1905 - Claude Debussy - La Mer
1906 - Charles Ives - Central Park in the dark
1907 - Sergei Rachmaninoff - Symphonie n°2
1908 - Alexandre Scriabine - Le poème de l'extase
1909 - Sergei Rachmaninoff - The Isle of the Dead
1910 - Gustav Malher - Symphonie n°10
1911 - Igor Stravinski - Petrushka
1912 - Maurice Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé
1913 - Igor Stravinski - Le Sacre du printemps
1914 - Irving Berlin - Play a Simple Melody
1915 - Jean Sibelius - Symphonie n°5
1916 - Mistinguett - Mon Homme
1917 - L. Daniderf - Je cherche après Titine
1918 - The Original Dixieland Jazz Band - Tiger Rag 
1919 - Darius Milhaud - Le bœuf sur le toit
1920 - Maurice Ravel - La Valse
1921 - Edgard Varèse - Amériques
1922 - Carl Nielsen Symphonie n°5
1923 - Darius Milhaud - La Création du monde
1924 - Georges Gershwin - Rhapsody In Blue
1925 - Louise Groody & Jack Barker - Tea for Two
1926 - Sergueî Rachmaninov - Concerto pour piano n°4
1927 - Blind Willie Johnson - Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground 
1928 - Maurice Ravel - Boléro
1929 - Georges Gerswhin - An American in Paris
1930 - Maurice Ravel - Concerto pour la main gauche
1931 - Maurice Ravel - Concerto pour piano en sol majeur
1932 - Duke Ellington - It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing 
1933 - Ethel Waters - Stormy Weather
1934 - Sergueï Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini
1935 - Fred Astaire - Cheek to cheek
1936 - Jean Sablon - Vous qui passez sans me voir
1937 - Django Reinhardt & Stéphane Grappelli - Minor Swing
1938 - Artie Shaw - Begin the beguine
1939 - Joaquin Rodrigo - Concerto d'Aranjuez
1940 - Django Reinhardt - Nuages
1941 - Duke Ellington - Take the "A" train
1942 - Charles Trenet - Que reste-t-il de nos amours ?
1943 - Fred Astaire - One for my baby (and One more for the road)
1944 - Anna Marly - Le Chant des partisans
1945 - Dmitri Chostakovitch - Symphonie n°9 (Leningrad)
1946 - Charles Trenet - La mer
1947 - Mahalia Jackson - Move On Up a Little Higher 
1948 - Yves Montand - A Paris
1949 - Yves Montand - Les Feuilles Mortes
1950 - Edith Piaf - Hymne à l'amour
1951 - Elmore James - Dust my broom
1952 - Narciso Yepes - Jeux Interdits
1953 - Georges Brassens - Bancs publics
1954 - The Penguins - Earth Angels
1955 - Mouloudji - Le déserteur
1956 - Elvis Presley - Hound Dog
1957 - Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On
1958 - Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Good
1959 - Jacques Brel - Ne me quitte pas
1960 - Edith Piaf - Non, je ne regrette rien
1961 - Bourvil - C'était bien (au petit bal perdu)
1962 - John Lee Hooker - Boom Boom
1963 - Serge Gainsbourg - La Javanaise
1964 - The Animals - House of the rising sun
1965 - The Mamas and the Papas - California Dreamin'
1966 - The Rolling Stones - Paint It Black
1967 - Louis Armstrong - What a wonderful world
1968 - Michel Polnareff - Le bal des Lazes
1969 - David Bowie - Space Oddity
1970 - David Bowie - The Man who sold the world
1971 - Serge Gainsbourg - Cargo Culte
1972 - David Bowie - Starman
1973 - Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground
1974 - Brian Eno - On some Faraway Beach
1975 - Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
1976 - Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
1977 - David Bowie - Heroes
1978 - The Rolling Stones - Miss You
1979 - The Clash - London Calling
1980 - Prince - Dirty Mind
1981 - The Specials - Ghost Town
1982 - Prince - 1999
1983 - Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) 
1984 - Prince - Darling Nikki
1985 - Ry Cooder - Paris, Texas
1986 - Prince - Kiss
1987 - Prince - Sign o' the Times
1988 - La Mano Negra - Mala vida
1989 - Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus
1990 - Angelo Badalamenti - Twin Peaks Theme
1991 - Les Rita Mitsuko - Les amants
1992 - Radiohead - Creep
1993 - Björk - Venus as as boy
1994 - Blur - Girls and Boys
1995 - Prince (The New Power génération) - Hallucination Rain
1996 - Eels - Novocaine for the soul
1997 - Radiohead - No Surprises
1998 - Alain Bashung - La nuit je ments
1999 - Blur - Tender
2000 - Air - Playgroung Love
2001 - Radiohead - Pyramid Song
2002 - The Knife - Heartbeats
2003 - The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
2004 - Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
2005 - Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.
2006 - Gossip - Standing in the way of control
2007 - MGMT - Kids
2008 - Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal
2009 - Benjamin Biolay - Brandt Rhapsodie
2010 - Kavinsky - Nightcall
2011 - The Black Keys - Lonely Boys
2012 - King Tuff - Loser's Wall
2013 - Daft Punk - Get Lucky
2014 - Damon Albarn - Everyday robots


Nice list! I might have to check out some of these pre-50s pieces that I'm not terribly familiar with
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SONGS: (Favorite song of the decade bolded)

1890. EMILE BERLINER - Auld lang Syne
1891. BILLY GOLDEN - Turkey In The Straw
1892. ERIK SATIE - Sonneriens De La Rose + Croix
1893. JOHN YORKE ATLEE - The Mockingbird
1894. JAMES MOONEY - Ghost Dance
1895. GEORGE W. JOHNSON - The Laughing Song
1896. MAURICE FARKOA - Le Fou Rir
1897. JOHN PHILIP SOUSA - The Stars And Stripes Forever
1898. GEORGE W. JOHNSON - The Laughing Coon
1899. CHARLES L. JOHNSON - Doc Brown's Cakewalk
1900. JOHN YORKE ATLEE - Our Whistling Servant
1901. GEORGE P. WATSON - Sleep Baby Sleep
1902. SCOTT JOPLIN - The Entertainer
1903. GEORGE J. GASKIN & JOE BELMONT - The Whip-Poor Will Song
1904. S.H. DUDLEY - The Whistling Bowery Boy
1905. ARTHUR COLLINS - Preacher And The Bear
1906. JOHN TAYLOR - Speed The Plow Reel
1907. EDISON MILITARY BAND - The High School Cadets
1908. CUARTETO COCULENSE - La Malaguena
1909. WILLIAM H. REITZ - Circus Life Gallup
1910. SCOTT JOPLIN -Stop Time Rag
1911. ARTHUR PRYOR - Canhanibalmo Rag
1912. MAURICE BURKHART - The Ragtime Jockey Man
1913. BILLY MURRAY - He'd Have To get Under, Get Out, And get Under
1914. EUBIE BLAKE - The Chevy Chase
1915. BERT WILLIAMS - I'm Neutral
1916. WILBUR SWEATMAN - Down Home Rag
1917. NORA BAYES - Over There
1918. BILLY MURRAY - Can You Tame Wild Wimmen?
1919. WILLY DERBY - Het Fiere Schooiershart
1920. ORIGINAL DIXIELAND JAZZ BAND - Soudan
1921. KURT SCHWITTERS - Ursonate
1922. CHARLES PENROSE - The Laughing Policeman
1923. ZEZ CONFREY - Dizzy Fingers
1924. AL BERNARD & FRANK KAMPLAIN - 31st Street Blues
1925. LOVIE AUSTIN - Mojo Blues
1926. JOHNNY MARVIN - Hooray For The Irish
1927. SISTER MARY NELSON - Judgement
1928. DUKE ELLINGTON - The Mooche
1929. BUDDY BOY HAWKINS - Voice Throwing Blues
1930. JIMMIE LUNCEFORD - In Dat Mornin'
1931. SKIP JAMES - Devil Got My Woman
1932. FLETCHER HENDERSON - Take Me Away From The River
1933. JOSH WHITE - Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dying Bed
1934. CLARENCE WILLIAMS - Trouble
1935. LEADBELLY - Where Did You Sleep Last Night?
1936. The HARLEM HAMFATS - Weed Smoker's Dream
1937. DUKE ELLINGTON - Caravan
1938. DE ZURIK SISTERS - Arizona Yodeler
1939. BILLIE HOLIDAY - Strange Fruit
1940. HOT LIPS PAGE - I Won't Be Here Long
1941. CHAMPION JACK DUPREE - Junker's Blues
1942. COUNT BASIE - Ride On
1943. MACHITO - Quien Para La Rumba?
1944. COOTIE WILLIAMS - Echoes Of Harlem
1945. SONY TERRY - Foxchase
1946. JACK McVEA - Open The Door, Richard
1947. EDITH PIAF - La Vie En Rose
1948. DIZZY GILLESPIE - Manteca
1949. HANK WILLIAMS - Lost Highway
1950. PEREZ PRADO - Babararatiri
1951. HANK WILLIAMS - Ramblin' Man
1952. BIG MAYBELLE - Gabbin' Blues
1953. The SWAN SILVERTONES - Trouble In My Way
1954. HOWLIN' WOLF - No Place To Go
1955. ELVIS PRESLEY - Mystery Train
1956. BO DIDDLEY - Down Home Special
1957. HOWLIN' WOLF - Going Back Home
1958. RAY CHARLES - Night Time Is The Right Time
1959. BOBBY BLAND - I'll Take Care Of You
1960. OSCAR BROWN Jr. - But I Was Cool
1961. LEONARD BERNSTEIN/WEST SIDE STORY CAST - America
1962. JAMES BROWN - I Don't Care
1963. The RONETTES - Be My Baby
1964. The SKATALITES - Confucius
1965. BOB DYLAN - Like A Rolling Stone
1966. The BEACH BOYS - Good Vibrations
1967. VELVET UNDERGROUND - Venus In Furs
1968. The ROLLING STONES - Sympathy For The Devil
1969. JASON CREST - Black Mass
1970. JAMES BROWN - Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose (album version)
1971. MARVIN GAYE - Inner City Blues
1972. CURTIS MAYFIELD - Little Child, Running Wild
1973. IGGY & THE STOOGES - I'm Sick Of You
1974. MILLIE JACKSON - If Loving You Is Wrong I Don't Want To Be Right
1975. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - Born To Run
1976. JONATHAN RICHMAN & THE MODERN LOVERS - Roadrunner (album version)
1977. SEX PISTOLS - God Save The Queen
1978. BUZZCOCKS - Ever Fallen In Love
1979. The CLASH - London Calling
1980. ETOILE DE DAKAR - Tol Ou Badou Ndiaye
1981. BOW WOW WOW - Orang Outang
1982. NICK NICELY - Hilly Fields
1983. U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
1984. FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD - Two Tribes
1985. RY COODER - Paris, Texas
1986. BEASTIE BOYS - Fight For Your Right
1987. R.E.M. - The One I Love
1988. PUBLIC ENEMY - She Watch Channel Zero
1989. MEAT BEAT MANIFESTO - I Got The Fear Pts. 1 & 4
1990. The CHARLATANS - The Only One I Know
1991. NIRVANA - Smells Like Teen Spirit
1992. UNITED FUTURE ORGANIZATION - Loud Minority
1993. UNDERWORLD - Cowgirl
1994. dEUS - Suds And Soda
1995. TINDERSTICKS - Talk To Me
1996. CHEMICAL BROTHERS - Setting Sun
1997. The VERVE - Bittersweet Symphony
1998. OUTKAST - Spottieottiedopaliscious
1999. AZZIDO DA BASS - Dooms Night
2000. ST. GERMAIN - Rose Rouge
2001. The STROKES - The Modern Age
2002. The ROOTS - The Seed 2.0
2003. OUTKAST - Vibrate
2004. KANYE WEST - Spaceship
2005. LCD SOUNDSYSTEM - Tribulations
2006. GNARLS BARKLEY - Crazy
2007. LCD SOUNDSYSTEM - Get Innocuous!
2008. TV ON THE RADIO - Halfway Home
2009. ANIMAL COLLECTIVE - Summertime Clothes
2010. KANYE WEST - Runaway
2011. JAMES BLAKE - To Care
2012. ZAMMUTO - Yay
2013. LAURA MARLING - I Was An eagle

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1941. CHAMPION JACK DUPREE - Junker's Blues


This is the only one we agree on, but you have the title wrong. It's "Junker Blues."


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Mattceinicram wrote:
Nice list! I might have to check out some of these pre-50s pieces that I'm not terribly familiar with


I'm sure this one is familiar : "L. Daniderf - Je cherche après Titine". One of the first american movie star popularized this song.


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1936 Fred Astaire - The Way You Look Tonight
1937 Billy Holiday - They Can't Take That Away from Me
1938 Andrews Sisters - Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
1939 Billy Holiday - Strange Fruit
1940 Cliff Edwards - When You Wish upon a Star
1941 Andrews Sisters - Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B
1942 The Mills Brothers - Paper Doll
1943 Lena Horne - Stormy Weather
1944 Lead Belly - Black Girl
1945 Andrews Sisters - Rum and Coca Cola
1946 Anita Kerb Ellis - Put the Blame on Mame
1947 Bing Crosby - White Christmas
1948 Nat King Cole - Nature Boy
1949 Hank Williams - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
1950 The Ames Brothers - Rag Mopp
1951 Louis Armstrong - A Kiss to Build a Dream On
1952 Nat King Cole - Unforgettable
1953 Marilyn Monroe - Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friends
1954 Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock around the Clock
1955 Julie London - Cry Me a River
1956 Frank Sinatra - I've Got You under My Skin
1957 Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock
1958 Peggy Lee - Fever
1959 Nina Simone - Wild Is the Wind
1960 Ray Charles - Georgia on My Mind
1961 Roy Orbison - Only the Lonely
1962 Françoise Hardy - Tous les garçons et les filles
1963 Bob Dylan - Blowin' in the Wind
1964 Dionne Warwick - Anyone Who Had a Heart
1965 Bob Dylan - Like a Rollin' Stone
1966 James Brown - It's a Man's Man's Man's Man's World
1967 Aretha Franklin - Respect
1968 Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World
1969 David Bowie - Space Oddity
1970 Elton John - Your Song
1971 Carole King - You've Got a Friend
1972 Stevie Wonder - Superstition
1973 Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly
1974 Bob Marley - No Woman, No Cry
1975 Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
1976 Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
1977 Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
1978 Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights
1979 Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough
1980 ABBA - The Winner Takes It All
1981 Lionel Richie & Diana Ross - Endless Love
1982 Michael Jackson - Human Nature
1983 Cyndi Lauper - Time after Time
1984 George Michael - Careless Whisper
1985 Whitney Houston - All at Once
1986 Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al
1987 Michael Jackson - Man in the Mirror
1988 The Bangles - Eternal Flame
1989 Van Morrison - Have I Told You Lately
1990 Oleta Adams - Get Here
1991 Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
1992 Whitney Houston - Run to You
1993 Mariah Carey - Hero
1994 Neneh Charry & Youssou N'Dour - 7 Seconds
1995 Björk - Isobel
1996 Toni Braxton - Un-Break My Heart
1997 Björk - Unravel
1998 Alanis Morisette - Thank You
1999 Christina Aguilera - Genie in a Bottle
2000 All Saints - Pure Shores
2001 Destiny's Child - Survivor
2002 Vanessa Carlton - A Thousand Miles
2003 Alicia Keys - If I Ain't Got You
2004 Avril Lavigne - Don't Tell Me
2005 Katie Melua - Nine Million Bicycles
2006 Christina Aguilera - Hurt
2007 Kaiser Chiefs - Ruby
2008 Duffy - Warwick Avenue
2009 Paramore - Ignorance
2010 Eliza Doolittle - Pack Up
2011 Lana Del Rey - Video Games
2012 Alicia Keys - Brand New Me
2013 Eliza Doolittle - Big When I Was Little
2014 Foxes - Let Go for Tonight
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Postby Bruno » Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:47 pm

Nice list, bonnielaurel.

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Postby Romain » Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:11 pm

Bruno wrote:Nice list, bonnielaurel.


Agree, and I'm happy to not be the only one to love Kaiser Chiefs. ;)

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Postby bonnielaurel » Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:57 pm

Thanks, I had to rely on the Andrews Sisters three times to get through the War years.
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Postby Honorio » Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:38 pm

Fantastic lists on this thread. Hope I can find time to dig deep in some of them, to name a few Mindrocker's, Dan's and André's (Dutch music is one of my many gaps).
Blanco, I like a lot your list, I'm very interested in your project. I got many lists but mainly of music coming from Spain (that probably will ruin your overall because of non-comparable weights). Anyway maybe you could find interesting a list that Rock de Lux published in 1998 for their #150 issue. It was called "the best 150 songs of the XX Century". These were the songs in Spanish and Portuguese (the numbers were the ones on the overall list):
15. STAN GETZ & JOAO GILBERTO “The Girl From Ipanema” (Brazil, Bossa Nova, 1964)
33. LA LUPE “Puro teatro” (1969). (Cuba, Bolero).
49. CONCHA PIQUER “Tatuaje” (1941). (Spain, Copla).
55. CAMARÓN “La leyenda del tiempo” (1979). (Spain, Flamenco).
65. FERNANDA Y BERNARDA DE UTRERA “Se nos rompió el amor” (1990). (Spain, Canción española).
68. BOLA DE NIEVE “Vete de mí” (1958). (Cuba, Bolero).
70. TOM JOBIM & ELIS REGINA “Aguas de março” (1974). (Brazil, Bossa Nova).
79. RUBÉN BLADES Y SEIS DEL SOLAR “Desapariciones” (1984). (Panama, Salsa-reggae).
99. CARLOS GARDEL “Volver” (1935). (Argentina, Tango).
106. LOS PANCHOS “Lo dudo” (1954). (México, Bolero).
113. EL TRÍO MATAMOROS “Lágrimas negras” (1932). (Cuba, Son).
137. SISA “Qualsevol nit pot sortir el sol” (1975). (Spain, Nova Cançò).
143. PARAÍSO “Para ti” (1980). (Spain, Movida madrileña).
148. VAINICA DOBLE “El tigre de Guadarrama” (1981). (Spain, Folk-Pop).

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Postby Blanco » Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:36 pm

Honorio wrote:Blanco, I like a lot your list, I'm very interested in your project. I got many lists but mainly of music coming from Spain (that probably will ruin your overall because of non-comparable weights). Anyway maybe you could find interesting a list that Rock de Lux published in 1998 for their #150 issue. It was called "the best 150 songs of the XX Century".


Oh my, thank you so much. This list is great!
And of course I'm interested in all the other lists you have! Lists of Spanish music that I have tend not to reach consensus, so I think those lists that you may have would be very, very helpful. The more the merrier. Actually, I also wish you could share a personal list (Or several, if they have different themes). Yours would be the first list I would add that it was not created by a professional critic, but a musician. I hope that as the project grows, this can happen more and more, and I would be honored to have your list as the first one in this category.

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Postby Honorio » Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:10 am

Oops, sorry, Blanco, I haven't see your post before. Many thanks for your kind words. Of course I'll try to compile the Spanish lists and I will send it to you.

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Postby drewcannon3 » Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:17 am

I'm up for the alphabet game:

Arcade Fire
The Beatles
Charli XCX
Dave Matthews Band
Elvis Costello
Free Energy
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
The Hold Steady
Iron & Wine
Jay-Z
Kanye West
Luna
Marvin Gaye
New Order
Oasis
Pavement
Queen
Radiohead
Spoon
The Tallest Man on Earth
U2
The Velvet Underground
Waxahatchee
The xx
Yo la Tengo
The Zombies
2Pac

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Postby Honorio » Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:40 pm

First of all I should say that these are not my personal lists, these are lists extracted from the AM main list.

The following lists are one-per-year lists trying to focus in three supposed "biases" that may show on the critics lists (and by extension in AM lists). We talked about these issues many times before and these one-per-year lists are by no means an extensive study on these subjects, I only selected the most acclaimed song by black acts, female acts and non-English speaking acts.

The criteria for including non-English speaking acts was simple, the song lyrics should include a significant amount of words different than English, so I excluded instrumental songs (i.e. Buddy Powell's "Un poco loco") and songs only using non-English words on their title (i.e. Les Paul and Mary Ford's "Vaya con Dios" or Atlas Sound's "Te Amo"). And, of course, songs sung in English by acts from non-English speaking countries (i.e. ABBA's "Dancing Queen") were also excluded.

The main problem came when trying to define the (mostly) black or female acts. Of course, the solo artists (i.e. Aretha Franklin) were included but I defined some criteria for the bands:
a) Obviously the all-black or all-female bands (i.e. The Jackson 5 or The Shirelles).
b) The bands mostly white or male but fronted (in terms of both lead vocals and songwriting) by a black or a female (i.e. Thin Lizzy or Blondie).
c) Bands with at least half of its members black or female (i.e. Booker T & the MGs or My Bloody Valentine).
d) In bands where black or females are minoritary I only included the songs with credited songwriting input and lead (or co-lead) vocal duties. That's why I decided to exclude Talking Heads' "Once in a Lifetime," New Order's "Temptation," "Blue Monday" and "Bizarre Love Triangle," and Arcade Fire's "Rebellion (Lies)" (despite the involvement on song-writing of Tina Weymouth, Gillian Welch and Régine Chassagne) and Chic's "Good Times" and The Human League's "Don't You Want Me" despite the lead vocals because of the lack of song-writing input. On the other hand I included Sonic Youth's "Teen Age Riot," Portishead's "Sour Times" and "Machine Gun," Fugees' "Ready or Not" and Arcade Fire's "Reflektor," being probably the Sonic Youth inclusion the most disputable according to my own criteria.
e) I did not include "guest" females or black artists (I mean these "featuring" items) even if they included songwriting credits. That's why you won't find Massive Attack feat. Shara Nelson's "Unfinished Sympathy," Eminem feat. Dido's "Stan" or Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys' "Empire State of Mind" in the female department and Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams' "Get Lucky" or Disclosure feat. AlunaGeorge's "White Noise" in the black department.

And that's enough for the intro, let's go to the first list (note: the numbers between brackets show the position on the AM songs list for that particular year):



The most acclaimed (one-per-year) songs by black acts


1950. Muddy Waters | Rollin' Stone (1)
1951. Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats | Rocket "88" (2)
1952. Lloyd Price | Lawdy Miss Clawdy (1)
1953. Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton | Hound Dog (2)
1954. Big Joe Turner | Shake, Rattle and Roll (3)
1955. Little Richard | Tutti Frutti (1)
1956. Fats Domino | Blueberry Hill (7)
1957. Sam Cooke | You Send Me (6)
1958. Chuck Berry | Johnny B. Goode (1)
1959. Ray Charles | What'd I Say (1)


1960. The Shirelles | Will You Love Me Tomorrow (1)
1961. Ben E. King | Stand by Me (1)
1962. Booker T. & The MG's | Green Onions (1)
1963. The Ronettes | Be My Baby (1)
1964. Sam Cooke | A Change Is Gonna Come (3)
1965. Smokey Robinson and The Miracles | The Tracks of My Tears (4)
1966. Ike and Tina Turner | River Deep - Mountain High (3)
1967. Aretha Franklin | Respect (3)
1968. Marvin Gaye | I Heard It Through the Grapevine (1)
1969. The Jackson 5 | I Want You Back (2)


1970. James Brown | Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine (3)
1971. Marvin Gaye | What's Going On (1)
1972. Stevie Wonder | Superstition (1)
1973. Marvin Gaye | Let's Get It On (1)
1974. Bob Marley and The Wailers | No Woman No Cry (1)
1975. Donna Summer | Love to Love You Baby (14)
1976. Thin Lizzy | The Boys Are Back in Town (7)
1977. Donna Summer | I Feel Love (3)
1978. Chic | Le Freak (7)
1979. Chic | Good Times (2)


1980. Bob Marley and The Wailers | Redemption Song (10)
1981. Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five | The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel (10)
1982. Michael Jackson | Billie Jean (1)
1983. Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel | White Lines (Don't Don't Do It) (9)
1984. Prince and The Revolution | When Doves Cry (1)
1985. Prince and The Revolution | Raspberry Beret (8)
1986. Run-D.M.C. | Walk This Way (2)
1987. Prince | Sign 'O' the Times (2)
1988. N.W.A | F*** Tha Police (5)
1989. Public Enemy | Fight the Power (1)


1990. LL Cool J | Mama Said Knock You Out (15)
1991. Massive Attack | Unfinished Sympathy (3)
1992. Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Doggy Dogg | Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang (2)
1993. Wu-Tang Clan | Protect Ya Neck (7)
1994. TLC | Waterfalls (10)
1995. 2Pac feat. Dr. Dre | California Love (7)
1996. Blackstreet feat. Dr. Dre | No Diggity (3)
1997. The Notorious B.I.G. | Hypnotize (11)
1998. Lauryn Hill | Doo Wop (That Thing) (6)
1999. TLC | No Scrubs (3)


2000. OutKast | Ms. Jackson (3)
2001. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott | Get Ur Freak On (1)
2002. The Roots feat. Cody Chesnutt | The Seed 2.0 (9)
2003. OutKast | Hey Ya! (1)
2004. Kanye West | Jesus Walks (6)
2005. Kanye West | Gold Digger (4)
2006. Gnarls Barkley | Crazy (1)
2007. Rihanna feat. Jay-Z | Umbrella (4)
2008. Santogold | L.E.S. Artistes (4)
2009. Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys | Empire State of Mind (2)


2010. Kanye West feat. Pusha T | Runaway (2)
2011. Tyler, The Creator | Yonkers (3)
2012. Frank Ocean | Pyramids (1)
2013. Kanye West | New Slaves (6)
2014. FKA Twigs | Two Weeks (2)
2015. Drake | Hotline Bling (1)
2016. Beyoncé | Formation (1)
2017. Kendrick Lamar | HUMBLE. (1)


Wonderful songs on this list. But, can we consider that there is really a bias against black musicians? Honestly I wouldn't say that. There is for sure a higher percentage of songs by white acts in the AM Top 6000 but the amount (and the high positions) of songs by black acts is significant enough (at least in my opinion). Only three years didn't have a "black song" inside the Top 10: 1975 (the year that ignited that angry discussion with Bruce about the subject), 1990 and 1997. And 23 years (out of 66) featured a song by a black artist on #1.
But it's easy to find a different racial bias in the lists, as Nassim humorously pointed in the infamous 1975 thread. The racial distribution in the US is different but, if we take into account the whole world, 15% of the world population is white and other 15% is black but 54% is yellow (25% East Asian, 21% South Asian and 9% Southeast Asian), see it here. And probably less than 1% of the songs in AM list come from this racial group. Obviously amidst the possible reasons for including a song in a best (or acclaimed) songs list proportionality is not the most important (and that's OK). But all of you will agree with me that in music terms Asia is still the great unknown.

Tomorrow… women!

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Postby Honorio » Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:31 am

So let's go to the second list, you will notice that the positions on AM lists by year are significantly lower than in the "black list."
Note: I used this time the cover arts of the album releases (in the other lists I used the cover art of the first release).



The most acclaimed (one-per-year) songs by female acts


1950. Patti Page | Tennessee Waltz (3)
1951. Les Paul & Mary Ford | How High the Moon (5)
1952. Kitty Wells | It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels (2)
1953. Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton | Hound Dog (2)
1954. The Chordettes | Mr Sandman (11)
1955. Julie London | Cry Me a River (14)
1956. Mickey and Sylvia | Love Is Strange (24)
1957. The Chantels | Maybe (17)
1958. Nina Simone | My Baby Just Cares for Me (16)
1959. Dinah Washington | What a Diff'rence a Day Makes (24)


1960. The Shirelles | Will You Love Me Tomorrow (1)
1961. Patsy Cline | Crazy (2)
1962. The Crystals | He's a Rebel (2)
1963. The Ronettes | Be My Baby (1)
1964. Martha and The Vandellas | Dancing in the Street (4)
1965. The Mamas and the Papas | California Dreamin' (7)
1966. Ike and Tina Turner | River Deep - Mountain High (3)
1967. Aretha Franklin | Respect (3)
1968. Dusty Springfield | Son-of-a Preacher Man (10)
1969. Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin | Je t'aime moi non plus (15)


1970. Freda Payne | Band of Gold (16)
1971. Carole King | It's Too Late (17)
1972. Carly Simon | You're So Vain (17)
1973. Ann Peebles | I Can't Stand the Rain (5)
1974. Labelle | Lady Marmalade (9)
1975. Patti Smith | Gloria (9)
1976. ABBA | Dancing Queen (4)
1977. Donna Summer | I Feel Love (3)
1978. Blondie | Heart of Glass (2)
1979. Pretenders | Brass in Pocket (5)


1980. Blondie | Call Me (11)
1981. Laurie Anderson | O Superman (6)
1982. Pretenders | Back on the Chain Gang (21)
1983. Eurythmics | Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (7)
1984. Madonna | Like a Virgin (4)
1985. Kate Bush | Running Up That Hill (1)
1986. Madonna | Live to Tell (19)
1987. The Sugarcubes | Birthday (10)
1988. Sonic Youth | Teen Age Riot (2)
1989. Madonna | Like a Prayer (2)


1990. Sinéad O'Connor | Nothing Compares 2 U (1)
1991. My Bloody Valentine | Only Shallow (8)
1992. En Vogue | My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It) (14)
1993. The Breeders | Cannonball (2)
1994. Portishead | Glory Box (4)
1995. Alanis Morissette | You Oughta Know (8)
1996. Fugees | Ready or Not (5)
1997. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott | The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) (17)
1998. Madonna | Ray of Light (6)
1999. TLC | No Scrubs (3)


2000. Aaliyah | Try Again (10)
2001. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott | Get Ur Freak On (1)
2002. The Knife | Heartbeats (4)
2003. Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z | Crazy in Love (3)
2004. Kelly Clarkson | Since U Been Gone (7)
2005. Amerie | 1 Thing (5)
2006. Amy Winehouse | Rehab (2)
2007. M.I.A. | Paper Planes (1)
2008. Santogold | L.E.S. Artistes (4)
2009. Bat for Lashes | Daniel (6)


2010. Robyn | Dancing on My Own (1)
2011. Lana Del Rey | Video Games (2)
2012. Grimes | Oblivion (2)
2013. Arcade Fire | Reflektor (2)
2014. FKA Twigs | Two Weeks (2)
2015. Courtney Barnett | Pedestrian at Best (4)
2016. Beyoncé | Formation (1)
2017. Lorde | Green Light (2)


Mmm, I think that I detect here some kind of bias (unlike with black artists in my opinion). Women are more than 50% of the population and by no means the 50% of the songs included in AM lists feature women. But surely you can't blame exclusively the critics for this. The incorporation of women to professional music activities (as to many other professional fields) has been long delayed because of many cultural and religious reasons too numerous and prolix to name it here.
Only two comments: a) while in traditional folk and classical music the women (at least as performers) are almost fully integrated I'm afraid that this is not the case with rock music (and to a lesser extent with pop music). In fact there are whole scenes (like metal or hip hop) that not only feature not many female musicians but even display a macho attitude that in practice only allow the presence of women as fans. But b) like in other fields the incorporation of women is improving a lot during recent decades, if we compare the 2013 songs list (with 39 songs on the Top 95 with women involved) to the 1973 songs list (with only 14 songs with female participation in the Top 95) we find a notable improvement, from 14% to 41% in 40 years.


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Re: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists

Postby jamieW » Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:56 pm

Fascinating work, as always, Honorio! As we know, there has been a lot of discussion in the forum regarding a bias against black artists; but your lists do demonstrate a deeper past bias against female artists. (There was also a debate about Henrik weighting lists in favor of female artists, but a quick examination of the extreme ends of these two lists show why it was needed.) Looking at overall #1 songs per year, black artists had 22 #1 songs, while female artists had 7 (with two of these, from the early 60s, by black artists at a time when female vocal groups were particularly popular). On the opposite end of the spectrum, if you look at years where the highest ranking song by black and female artists finished outside the Top 10, the numbers are 3 and 15, respectively. As you pointed out, though, the trend does seem to be getting better, with many female artists ranking at or near the top over the past couple of decades (and represented by a number of different genres, as well).

I’m quite sure that the most glaring bias of all will be shown tomorrow when you unveil the non-English list, since many Western critics’ lists (unfortunately) don’t even consider these songs. It will probably be particularly disappointing to see how few years have any non-English songs in the Top 10, and just how far down the lists many of these great songs rank. Thanks again for yet another thought-provoking topic. I’m looking forward to tomorrow!

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Re: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists

Postby Honorio » Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:07 am

Many thanks, JamieW. As you perfectly guessed, only 5 years had a non-English song on the Top 10 and 20 years didn't have a non-English song in their Top 50. Anyway here it is the third "biased" list (in this case I added the language(s) used and the country of origin):




The most acclaimed (one-per-year) songs from non-English singing acts


1950. Pérez Prado | Mambo Nº 5 (Spanish, Cuba) (6)
1951. Charles Trenet | L'âme des poètes (French, France) (16)
1952. Georges Brassens | La mauvaise réputation (French, France) (12)
1953. Dean Martin | That's Amore (English/Italian, USA) (12)
1954.
1955. Mouloudji | Le déserteur (French, France) (28)
1956. Magali Noël | Fais-moi mal, Johnny (French, France) (61)
1957.
1958. Ritchie Valens | La Bamba (Spanish, USA) (6)
1959. Jacques Brel | Ne me quitte pas (French, Belgium) (8)


1960. Édith Piaf | Non, je ne regrette rien (French, France) (25)
1961. Gilbert Bécaud | Et maintenant (French, France) (45)
1962. Françoise Hardy | Tous les garçons et les filles (French, France) (12)
1963. Henri Salvador | Syracuse (French, France) (38)
1964. Stan Getz and João Gilberto | The Girl from Ipanema (English/Portuguese, Brazil/USA) (17)
1965. Charles Aznavour | La bohème (French, France) (75)
1966. Jacques Dutronc | Et moi, et moi, et moi (French, France) (75)
1967. Los Gatos | La balsa (Spanish, Argentina) (93)
1968. Os Mutantes | A minha menina (Portuguese, Brazil) (55)
1969. Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin | Je t'aime moi non plus (French, France/UK) (15)


1970. Santana | Oye Como Va (Spanish, USA/Mexico) (46)
1971. Léo Ferré | Avec le temps (French, Monaco) (44)
1972. Manu Dibango | Soul Makossa (Duala, Cameroon) (32)
1973. Sui Generis | Rasguña las piedras (Spanish, Argentina) (68)
1974. Kraftwerk | Autobahn (German, Germany) (2)
1975. Gérard Manset | Il voyage en solitaire (French, France) (38)
1976. Fela and Africa 70 | Zombie (Pidgin English/Yoruba, Nigeria) (10)
1977. Kraftwerk | Trans-Europa Express (German, Germany) (18)
1978. Kraftwerk | Das Modell (German, Germany) (5)
1979. León Gieco | Sólo le pido a Dios (Spanish, Argentina) (79)


1980. Taxi Girl | Cherchez le garçon (French, France) (56)
1981. Kraftwerk | Computerliebe (German, Germany) (34)
1982. Trio | Da da da ich lieb dich nicht du liebst mich nicht aha aha aha (German, Germany) (52)
1983. Nena | 99 Luftballons (German, Germany) (47)
1984. Les Rita Mitsouko | Marcia baila (French, France) (31)
1985. Étienne Daho | Tombé pour la France (French, France) (72)
1986. Les Rita Mitsouko | C'est comme ça (French, France) (38)
1987. Mori Kanté | Yé ké yé ké (Bambara, Guinea) (68)
1988. Gipsy Kings | Bamboleo (Spanish, France) (66)
1989. Les Négresses Vertes | Zobi la mouche (French, France) (74)


1990. Soda Stereo | De música ligera (Spanish, Argentina) (30)
1991. Pizzicato Five | Twiggy Twiggy (Japanese/English, Japan) (73)
1992. Fito Páez | El amor después del amor (Spanish, Argentina) (39)
1993. Los Fabulosos Cadillacs | Matador (Spanish, Argentina) (26)
1994. Café Tacvba | La Ingrata (Spanish, Mexico) (63)
1995. Aterciopelados | Bolero falaz (Spanish, Colombia) (55)
1996. Noir Désir | Un jour en France (French, France) (63)
1997. Air | Le soleil est près de moi (French/English, France) (55)
1998. Air | Sexy Boy (English/French, France) (4)
1999. Sigur Rós | Svefn-G-Englar (Icelandic, Iceland) (15)


2000. Тату | Я сошла с ума (t.A.T.u. | All the Things She Said) (Russian, Russia) (42 of 2002, the Russian version was released in Russia in 2000 while the English version -the one that got the acclaim- was released in 2002)
2001. Noir Désir | Le vent nous portera (French, France) (44)
2002. Jürgen Paape | So weit wie noch nie (German, Germany) (40)
2003. Panjabi MC (feat. Jay-Z) | Mundian to Bach Ke / Beware of the Boys (English/Punjabi, UK/USA) (24)
2004. La Costa Brava | Adoro a las pijas de mi ciudad (Spanish, Spain) (BU)
2005. Sigur Rós | Hoppípolla (Icelandic/Hopelandic, Iceland) (18)
2006. Deichkind | Remmidemmi (Yippie Yippie Yeah) (German, Germany) (66)
2007. Familjen | Det snurrar i min skalle (Swedish, Sweden) (71)
2008. Amadou & Mariam | Sabali (Bambara/French, Mali) (18)
2009. The Very Best feat. Ezra Koenig | Warm Heart of Africa (English/Chichewa, Malawi/UK/USA) (40)


2010. El Guincho | Bombay (Spanish, Spain) (38)
2011. Ja, Panik | DMD KIU LIDT (German/English, Austria) (57)
2012. 싸이 | 강남스타일 (Psy | Gangnam Style) (Korean/English, South Korea) (BU)
2013. Arcade Fire | Reflektor (English/French, Canada) (2)
2014. Marcus Wiebusch | Der Tag wird kommen (German, Germany) (70)
2015. Wanda | Meine beiden Schwestern (German, Germany) (BU)
2016. Kaytranada | Lite Spots (Portuguese, Haiti/Canada) (77)


And here it is the real bias, the language. Of course the lyrics are an important part of the song but (believe me!) you can enjoy a lot a song without understanding the lyrics at all. And nowadays, in the Internet times, it's usually quite easy to find in the net translations of many of these songs.
A lot of interesting songs on this list, in fact I'm going to make a new thread about the subject. I haven't decided yet if I will post every non-English song from 6000 to 1 or group it by years, decades or even languages. Talking about languages, and only considering these #1 of every year we have a clear winner, French with 25 songs, followed by Spanish with 14 songs and German with 11 songs. Other languages were Portuguese (3), Bambara (2), Icelandic (2) and Italian, Duala, Yoruba, Russian, Punjabi, Swedish, Chichewa and Korean (with one song each).
But if we compare this list with the excellent list Dan posted on this same thread (and also Miguel's list in another thread), I can't help but thinking that our official list could be much better. No Víctor Jara, Joan Manuel Serrat, Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares, Rubén Blades, Paolo Conte, Goran Bregović, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Césaria Évora, Rachid Taha, Compay Segundo, Orchestra Baobab or Tinariwen on our main list (I know, I know, some of them are represented by albums and not songs). The songs on the list above are good but they simply cannot be the best non-English songs ever.
But of course we cannot blame Henrik for that, he included all the critics lists available and made sure that these songs could have the opportunity to enter the main list (that's why maybe there is a more significant amount of French songs, there are probably more French lists than from any other countries). The fault lies completely in the critics, we should blame them for being so lazy and not doing properly their job. Why oh why there are so few lists of world music? How long must we wait for a list of best African songs or best Asian songs? Aw c'mon, critics, do your job…

I include a Spotify playlist with the non-English songs.
Note 1: the German versions of the Kraftwerk songs are not included on Spotify (at least in Spain) so I've included the English versions.
Note 2: the original versions of the songs of 1975, 1991 and 2006 are not included on Spotify so I replaced it with (more or less) similar covers.


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Re: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists

Postby Pierre » Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:08 am

Honorio, your posts are always so wonderfully informative and laid out that it's just mind-blowing. Thank you for your work! I know that French songs have had a big boost in the last update, I and others did work hard to achieve this result so I must say I'm happy with it. However, if I did want to push French representation, it was because it was easier for me, but I've been trying to find lists from Asia and Africa in the past years without much success. The only Asian one I found (for songs) is Rolling Stone Indonesia's 150 greatest indonesian songs of all time:

http://noise-harmony.blogspot.fr/2010/0 ... -time.html

It looks like Asia and Africa are not very much into lists for the moment.

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Postby jamieW » Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:08 pm

It’s disappointing, but not surprising, to see non-English songs rank so low in the yearly lists. What did surprise me was the large number of songs that I’m not familiar with. It seems that, thanks to games like the World Cup (still my favorite game since I joined the forum) and the outstanding yearly lists of the forum members (which I try to explore each month), I’m more familiar with these songs and artists than the ones on the main list.

As for the critics’ lists, you’re absolutely right, Honorio. The problem is, unlike the positive trend we see for female artists, I don’t know if this will get better. Most critics’ lists are taken from publications, which (since they are a business) will always attempt to appease their readers. They seem to have a perception that their main readership would have limited interest in music that doesn’t fit inside narrow categories. I’ve noticed that the tops of Rolling Stone magazine’s polls are often stacked with artists that have been around 30 or 40 years, while other, younger publications often load their lists with picks they deem “hip,” “cool,” and “surprising,” since this is what many of their readers want to see. The best hope I can see is forum members continuing to find as many non-English lists as they can (like the Indonesian list Pierre just posted), since we know great songs from non-English countries are always going to be underrepresented on most lists (as Jazz is on most albums lists). Thanks again for all the hard work it takes bringing these lists to us. I know from other threads how busy you are, so I don’t know how you find the time, but it is greatly appreciated!

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Postby Honorio » Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:50 pm

Many thanks, Pierre and jamieW. I agree with your arguments about the subject. And jamieW, it was not that much work, I just simply went on through the upper part of the lists trying to indentify the black, female and non-English acts (by the way, I made a mistake, probably I should have put on 2013 "Reflektor" in the non-English list because part of the lyrics were sung in French). And yes, jamieW, I often ask myself how I find the time. Maybe when you are doing things you really like you go fast.

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Postby Listyguy » Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:32 pm

I've never heard the black music being underrated one. Based on the list, it doesn't look like there is.
Also, the women seem to be upward trending in recent years.

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Postby Maschine_Man » Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:15 pm

These lists are great! I'm going to go through them at work sometime this week. Thanks for doing this groundwork.

Edit: Here is the Acclaimed Females list :)

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Postby Gillingham » Sun Sep 14, 2014 12:27 pm

Albums:

1955: Frank Sinatra - In the Wee Small Hours
1956: The Quintet - Jazz at Massey Hall
1957: Atahualpa Yupanqui - Camino del Indio
1958: Miles Davis - Ascenseur pour l'Echafaud
1959: Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

1960: John Coltrane - Giant Steps
1961: Bill Evans Trio - Sunday at the Village Vanguard
1962: Charles Mingus - Oh Yeah
1963: Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
1964: Muddy Waters - Folk Singer
1965: Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
1966: John Mayall with Eric Clapton - Blues Breakers
1967: Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen
1968: The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet
1969: The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground

1970: Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory
1971: The Doors - L.A. Woman
1972: The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St.
1973: Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
1974: Cluster - Zuckerzeit
1975: Keith Jarrett - The Köln Concert
1976: David Bowie - Station to Station
1977: Kraftwerk - Trans Europa Express
1978: Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town
1979: Van Morrison - Into the Music

1980: Talking Heads - Remain in Light
1981: The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You
1982: Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska
1983: Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones
1984: U2 - The Unforgettable Fire
1985: Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
1986: Paul Simon - Graceland
1987: U2 - The Joshua Tree
1988: Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden
1989: The Cure - Disintegration

1990: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - The Good Son
1991: Pearl Jam - Ten
1992: R.E.M. - Automatic for the People
1993: Counting Crows - August and Everything After
1994: Portishead - Dummy
1995: Autechre - Tri Repetae
1996: Low - The Curtain Hits the Cast
1997: Radiohead - O.K. Computer
1998: Boards of Canada - Music Has the Right to Children
1999: Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I See a Darkness

2000: Godspeed You Black Emperor! - Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven!
2001: Low - Things We Lost in the Fire
2002: Sigur Rós - ( )
2003: Four Tet - Rounds
2004: Arcade Fire - Funeral
2005: Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
2006: TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
2007: Radiohead - In Rainbows
2008: Portishead - Third
2009: The xx - xx

2010: Beach House - Teen Dream
2011: PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
2012: Andy Stott - Luxury Problems
2013: Jon Hopkins - Immunity
2014: Sun Kil Moon - Benji

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Re: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists

Postby Henry » Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:30 pm

I'm ready for the alphabet game (with my all-time ranking in parenthesis):

Allman Brothers (16)
Beatles (3)
Chicago (29)
Dylan, Bob (22)
Eagles (34)
Fleetwood Mac (27)
Gaye, Marvin (14)
Hendrix, Jimi (13)
Isley Brothers (126)
Jackson, Michael (18)
King, Carole (32)
Led Zeppelin (12)
Madonna (33)
Nirvana (167)
Oasis (91)
Pink Floyd (8)
Queen (24)
Rundgren, Todd (1)
Steely Dan (2)
Taylor, James (40)
Utopia (19)
Van Halen (121)
Who (5)
Yes (10)
ZZ Top (247)

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Re: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists

Postby ordinaryperson » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:39 pm

Saw this linked on the other thread and was surprised that I didn't post anything.

1955: Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley
1956: Elvis Presley - Hound Dog
1957: Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On
1958: Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
1959: Bobby Darin - Mack the Knife

1960: Chubby Checker - The Twist
1961: Henry Mancini - Moon River
1962: Dick Dale - Miserlou
1963: The Ronettes - Be My Baby
1964: The Animals - House of the Rising Sun
1965: The Beatles - Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
1966: The Rolling Stones - Paint It, Black
1967: The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever
1968: The Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil
1969: David Bowie - Space Oddity

1970: David Bowie - The Man Who Sold the World
1971: Pink Floyd - Echoes
1972: Neil Young - Heart of Gold
1973: Pink Floyd - Time
1974: Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry
1975: Pink Floyd - Welcome to the Machine
1976: Blue Oyster Cult - (Don’t Fear) The Reaper
1977: Pink Floyd - Dogs
1978: The Police - Roxanne
1979: Joy Division - Disorder

1980: Talking Heads - Once in a Lifetime
1981: Laurie Anderson - O Superman
1982: Rush - Subdivisions
1983: Talking Heads - This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)
1984: Cocteau Twins - Lorelei
1985: Simple Minds - Don’t You (Forget About Me)
1986: New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
1987: Guns N’ Roses - Sweet Child O’ Mine
1988: Nick Cave - The Mercy Seat
1989: Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus

1990: Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence
1991: Pearl Jam - Jeremy
1992: Aphex Twin - Xtal
1993: Nirvana - Heart Shaped Box
1994: Nine Inch Nails - Closer
1995: Underworld - Born Slippy .NUXX
1996: Aphex Twin - Girl/Boy Song
1997: Foo Fighters - Everlong
1998: Massive Attack - Teardrop
1999: Aphex Twin - Windowlicker

2000: Radiohead - Motion Picture Soundtrack
2001: Radiohead - Worrywort
2002: Coldplay - Clocks
2003: Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
2004: Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
2005: Madonna - Hung Up
2006: Shogo Sakai - Unfounded Revenge
2007: Radiohead - All I Need
2008: Portishead - The Rip
2009: Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind

2010: The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio
2011: Macintosh Plus - Lisa Frank 420 / Modern Computing
2012: Grimes - Oblivion
2013: Kanye West - Black Skinhead
2014: Perfume Genius - Queen
2015: Toby Fox - Hopes & Dreams
2016: Radiohead - True Love Waits
2017: LCD Soundsystem - Call the Police
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Postby BleuPanda » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:14 pm

I want to see if anything has changed:
Albums by Year:
1956: was Elvis Presley-Elvis Presley (now #2), now Frank Sinatra - Songs for Swingin' Lovers!

1960: was John Coltrane-Giant Steps (now #2), now Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain
1962: was Ray Charles-Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (now #2), now Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf
1968: The Rolling Stones-Beggars Banquet (now #5), now The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle

1970: was John Lennon-Plastic Ono Band (now #5), now The Stooges - Fun House
1974: Bob Marley-Natty Dread (now #4), now Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
1976: was Stevie Wonder-Songs in the Key of Life (now #2), now Ramones - Ramones
1977: was Television-Marquee Moon (now #3), now Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express
1978: was Elvis Costello-This Year's Model (now #5), now Kraftwerk - The Man-Machine

1981: was The Human League-Dare! (now #4), now Black Flag - Damaged
1982: was Michael Jackson-Thriller (now #3), now Duran Duran - Rio

1990: was Depeche Mode-Violator (now #3), now John Zorn - Naked City
1999: was The Flaming Lips-The Soft Bulletin (now #2), now Boredoms - Vision Creation Newsun

2001: was The Strokes-Is This It (now #2), now Daft Punk - Discovery
2009: was Animal Collective-Merriweather Post Pavilion (now #2), now The xx - xx

2011: was PJ Harvey-Let England Shake (now #5/6), now The Beach Boys - The Smile Session or James Blake - James Blake
2012: was Frank Ocean-Channel Orange (now #2), now Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city
2013: wasThe Knife-Shaking the Habitual (now #2), now Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
2014: was Swans-To Be Kind (now #2), now St. Vincent - St. Vincent
2015: Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
2016: David Bowie - Blackstar

Definitely feel like my choices tended to become more unique, beside 2013 and 2014.


Songs by Year:
1954: was Muddy Waters-Hoochie Coochie Man (now #3), now Bill Haley - (We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock
1955: was Johnny Cash-Folsom Prison Blues (now #2), now Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley

1962: was Booker T. and the MG's-Green Onions (now #2), now Dick Dale - Miserlou
1969: was Creedence Clearwater Revival-Fortunate Son (now #3), now King Crimson - 21st Century Schizoid Man

1971: was The Who-Won't Get Fooled Again (now #3), now David Bowie - Life on Mars?
1972: was Stevie Wonder-Superstition (now #4), now Lou Reed - Walk on the Wild Side
1974: was Al Green-Take Me to the River (now #5), now Robert Wyatt - Sea Song
1978: was Funkadelic-One Nation Under a Groove (now #2), now Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights
1979: was The Clash-London Calling (now #2), now Joy Division - Transmission

1982: was Michael Jackson-Billie Jean (now #2), now New Order - Temptation
1986: was The Smiths-There is a Light That Never Goes Out (now #2), now Prince - Kiss
1987: was The Sugarcubes-Birthday (now #8), now R.E.M. - It's the End of the World As We Know It

1990: was They Might Be Giants-Birdhouse in Your Soul (now #5), now Primal Scream - Loaded
1991: was R.E.M.-Losing My Religion (now #3), now Primal Scream - Higher Than the Sun
1999: was Sigur Ros-Svefn-g-englar (now #4), now Aphex Twin - Windowlicker

2001: was The Strokes-Last Nite (now #8), now Missy Elliot - Get Ur Freak On
2002: was The Knife-Heartbeats (now #2), now LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge
2006: was Gnarls Barkley-Crazy (now #2), now TV on the Radio - Wolf Like Me
2009: was Animal Collective-My Girls (now #2), now Dirty Projectors - Stillness is the Move

2010: was Caribou-Odessa (now #2), now Foals - Spanish Sahara
2011: was James Blake-The Wilhelm Scream (now #2), now M83 - Midnight City
2015: Courtney Barnett - Pedestrian at Best
2016: Solange - Cranes in the Sky

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Re: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists

Postby Listyguy » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:32 pm

Man, this thread is old I don't even remember starting it...

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Postby Listyguy » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:47 pm

Also, is there an analogous thread to this one for albums?

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Re: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists

Postby prosecutorgodot » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:39 pm

Can I start a separate thread for the A-Z lists?

Listyguy: I don't think there is one for albums, though I noticed that some people already put albums in this thread. Starting another thread would make it more organized.

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Postby Listyguy » Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:07 pm

Here are my changes from the original list I posted:
1968: Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay (but Jimi is basically tied with Otis)
1969: Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
1971: Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks
1972: Neil Young - The Needle and the Damage Done
1973: The Stooges - Gimme Danger
1976: Eagles - New Kid In Town
1977: David Bowie - Sound and Vision
1979: Tom Petty - Louisiana Rain
1986: Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes
1989: The Cure - Lovesong
1990: Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence
1991: Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under the Bridge
1996: DJ Shadow - Building Steam With a Grain of Salt
2003: The Killers - Mr. Brightside
2004: Kanye West - Jesus Walks
2007: LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends
2008: Bon Iver - Skinny Love
2009: Jay-Z - Empire State of Mind
2010: The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio
2013: Kanye West - New Slaves

And I'll tack on the three years that have happened since:
2014: The War On Drugs - An Ocean Between the Waves
2015: Kendrick Lamar - The Blacker the Berry
2016: David Bowie - Lazarus

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Re: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists

Postby andyd1010 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:00 pm

prosecutorgodot wrote:Can I start a separate thread for the A-Z lists?

I like that idea. Or else I'll post one here eventually.

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Re: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists

Postby StevieFan13 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:19 pm

Here's what I can think of:
2016: Beyonce feat. Kendrick Lamar - Freedom
2015: Carly Rae Jepsen - Run Away with Me
2014: Kitten - Kill the Light
2013: Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky
2012: Grimes - Oblivion
2011: Jay Z and Kanye West - Ni**as in Paris
2010: Adele - Rolling in the Deep
2009: Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man
2008: Coldplay - Viva la Vida
2007: MGMT - Time to Pretend
2006: Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
2005: Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
2004: Green Day - American Idiot
2003: OutKast - Hey Ya!
2002: Eminem - Lose Yourself
2001: Missy Elliott - Get Ur Freak On (really should change my votes for the 2001 poll)
2000: OutKast - B.O.B.
1999: Sleater-Kinney - Get Up/Blur - Tender/R.E.M. - The Great Beyond (tie)
1998: Neutral Milk Hotel - Holland, 1945
1997: Sixpence None the Richer - Kiss Me
1996: Manic Street Preachers - A Design for Life
1995: 2pac - Dear Mama
1994: Soul Coughing - Screenwriters Blues
1993: Nirvana - All Apologies
1992: House of Pain - Jump Around
1991: Red Hot Chili Peppers - Give It Away
1990: A Tribe Called Quest - Bonita Applebum
1989: Public Enemy - Fight the Power
1988: Pixies - Where is My Mind?
1987: Sinead O'Connor - Mandinka
1986: Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
1985: The Replacements - Left of the Dial
1984: The Smiths - How Soon is Now?
1983: Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun
1982: Prince - Delirious
1981: Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough
1980: The Go-Go's - Our Lips Are Sealed
1979: The Clash - London Calling/The Police - Message in a Bottle (tie)
1978: Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
1977: David Bowie - "Heroes"
1976: Parliament - Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)
1975: Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
1974: Elis Regina and Carlos Jobim - Aguas de Marco
1973: Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
1972: Stevie Wonder - Superstition
1971: David Bowie - Life on Mars?
1970: Carole King - It's Too Late
1969: The Beatles - Come Together
1968: The Beatles - Hey Jude
1967: Aretha Franklin - Respect
1966: The Lovin' Spoonful - Summer in the City
1965: The Mamas and the Papas - California Dreamin'
1964: The Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
1963: The Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There
1962: The Kingsmen - Louie Louie
1961: Ray Charles - Hit the Road Jack
1960: Ray Charles - Georgia on My Mind
1959: The Isley Brothers - Shout (Parts 1 and 2)
1958: Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
1957: Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls of Fire
1956: Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightnin'
1955: Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley
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Re: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists

Postby andyd1010 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:55 pm

Songs of Each Year:
1942 | Paper Doll | Mills Brothers
1943 | Fanfare for the Common Man | Aaron Copland
1944 | Sentimental Journey (with Doris Day) | Les Brown & His Orchestra
1945 | White Christmas | Bing Crosby
1946 | The Christmas Song | Nat King Cole
1947 | Blue Moon of Kentucky | Bill Monroe
1948 | Guitar Boogie | Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith
1949 | I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry | Hank Williams
1950 | The Tennessee Waltz | Patti Page
1951 | Dust My Broom (I Believe My Time Ain't Long) | Elmore James
1952 | Lawdy Miss Clawdy | Lloyd Price
1953 | Crying in the Chapel | The Orioles
1954 | I Got a Woman | Ray Charles
1955 | The Great Pretender | The Platters
1956 | Heartbreak Hotel | Elvis Presley
1957 | Jailhouse Rock | Elvis Presley
1958 | Johnny B. Goode | Chuck Berry
1959 | What'd I Say | Ray Charles
1960 | Will You Love Me Tomorrow | The Shirelles
1961 | Stand by Me | Ben E. King
1962 | Bring It on Home to Me (with Lou Rawls) | Sam Cooke
1963 | Be My Baby | The Ronettes
1964 | The House of the Rising Sun | The Animals
1965 | Yesterday | The Beatles
1966 | God Only Knows | The Beach Boys
1967 | A Day in the Life | The Beatles
1968 | Hey Jude | The Beatles
1969 | Gimme Shelter | The Rolling Stones
1970 | Let It Be | The Beatles
1971 | Imagine | John Lennon
1972 | Superstition | Stevie Wonder
1973 | Brain Damage / Eclipse | Pink Floyd
1974 | Sweet Home Alabama | Lynyrd Skynyrd
1975 | Bohemian Rhapsody | Queen
1976 | Hotel California | Eagles
1977 | We Are the Champions | Queen
1978 | Heart of Glass | Blondie
1979 | (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding | Elvis Costello
1980 | Back in Black | AC/DC
1981 | Under Pressure (featuring David Bowie) | Queen
1982 | Billie Jean | Michael Jackson
1983 | Every Breath You Take | The Police
1984 | Dancing in the Dark | Bruce Springsteen
1985 | Downtown Train | Tom Waits
1986 | Graceland | Paul Simon
1987 | I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For | U2
1988 | Where Is My Mind? | Pixies
1989 | Wave of Mutilation | Pixies
1990 | Velouria | Pixies
1991 | One | U2
1992 | Creep | Radiohead
1993 | Over the Rainbow | Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
1994 | Say It Ain't So | Weezer
1995 | Don't Look Back in Anger | Oasis
1996 | One Headlight | The Wallflowers
1997 | Bitter Sweet Symphony | The Verve
1998 | The Way | Fastball
1999 | Last Kiss | Pearl Jam
2000 | Yellow | Coldplay
2001 | Plug in Baby | Muse
2002 | Lose Yourself | Eminem
2003 | Seven Nation Army | The White Stripes
2004 | Wake Up | Arcade Fire
2005 | Mr. November | The National
2006 | Knights of Cydonia | Muse
2007 | Paper Planes | M.I.A.
2008 | Oxford Comma | Vampire Weekend
2009 | 1901 | Phoenix
2010 | Rolling in the Deep | Adele
2011 | Words in the Water | Thrice
2012 | Emmylou | First Aid Kit
2013 | Reflektor (featuring David Bowie) | Arcade Fire
2014 | Do You | Spoon
2015 | Ship to Wreck | Florence and the Machine
2016 | All Night | Beyoncé

Pixies win the surprising honor of being the only artist with three straight songs of the year in my book. Nothing Compares 2 U is close to taking over in 1990 though.

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Re: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists

Postby Honorio » Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:35 pm

Since this thread showed up again after three years I decided to update my "biased lists" (race, genre and language). You can see the updated list above on this same thread. Apart of adding the songs from the years 2014 to 2016 and updating the positions (the numbers between brackets) there were some changes.

On the "black list":
1993. Wu-Tang Clan | Protect Ya Neck replaced Snoop Doggy Dogg | Gin and Juice
2002. The Roots feat. Cody Chesnutt | The Seed 2.0 replaced Missy Elliott | Work It
2005. Kanye West | Gold Digger replaced Amerie | 1 Thing
2010. Kanye West feat. Pusha T | Runaway replaced Cee Lo Green | Fuck You!
2013. Kanye West | New Slaves replaced Kanye West | Black Skinhead

On the female list (most of the changes involved Madonna or Portishead):
1985. Kate Bush | Running Up That Hill replaced Madonna | Into the Groove
1986. Madonna | Live to Tell replaced Madonna | Papa Don't Preach
1994. Portishead | Glory Box replaced Portishead | Sour Times
1998. Madonna | Ray of Light replaced Britney Spears | ...Baby One More Time
2000. Aaliyah | Try Again replaced Madonna | Music
2008. Santogold | L.E.S. Artistes replaced Portishead | Machine Gun

And on the non-English list (bad luck for Alain Bashung).
1961. Gilbert Bécaud | Et maintenant (French, France) replaced Les Chats Sauvages | Twist à St. Tropez (French, France)
1975. Gérard Manset | Il voyage en solitaire (French, France) replaced Kraftwerk | Radioaktivität (English/German, Germany)
1979. León Gieco | Sólo le pido a Dios (Spanish, Argentina) replaced Camarón | La leyenda del tiempo (Spanish, Spain)
1980. Taxi Girl | Cherchez le garçon (French, France) replaced Alain Bashung | Vertige de l'amour (French, France)
1985. Étienne Daho | Tombé pour la France (French, France) replaced Soda Stereo | Cuando pase el temblor (Spanish, Argentina)
1987. Mori Kanté | Yé ké yé ké (Bambara, Guinea) replaced Los Lobos | La Bamba (Spanish, USA)
1991. Pizzicatto Five | Twiggy Twiggy (Japanese/English, Japan) replaced Alain Bashung | Osez Josephine (French, France)
1997. Air | Le soleil est près de moi (French/English, France) replaced Molotov | Gimme Tha Power (Spanish/English, Mexico)

I like some of these changes (Mory Kanté or Pizzicato Five) but I do not like some others (I'm particularly sad to see Camarón being replaced by León Gieco)

I've included a Spotify playlist with the non-English songs (see above).

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Re: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists

Postby Live in Phoenix » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:41 pm

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 Presley - Hound Dog
1957: Frank Sinatra – Where Are You? The Crickets - Oh, Boy!
1958: The Everly Brothers - All I Have to Do Is Dream The Champs – Tequila
1959: Buddy Holly - Crying, Waiting, Hoping The Sound of Music – My Favorite Things

1960: Sam Cooke - Wonderful World Camelot soundtrack - Camelot
1961: Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling in Love Roy Orbison - Crying
1962: Dick Dale and the Deltones - Misirlou Little Eva – The Loco-Motion
1963: The Kingsmen – Louie, Louie
1964: The Animals - The House of the Rising Sun The Righteous Brothers – You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling
1965: James Brown - Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag The Beatles – In My Life
1966: The Beach Boys – Wouldn’t It Be Nice
1967: The Doors - Break On Through (To the Other Side) The Beatles – A Day in the Life
1968: Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through the Grapevine
1969: The Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter

1970: Derek and the Dominos - Layla Black Sabbath – War Pigs
1971: Rod Stewart - Reason to Believe The Who – Baba O’Riley
1972: David Bowie - Moonage Daydream Jim Croce – Operator
1973: Judee Sill - The Kiss Iggy and the Stooges – Search and Destroy
1974: The Rolling Stones - It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It) Roxy Music – The Thrill of It All
1975: Bob Dylan – Idiot Wind
1976: Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way The Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop
1977: The Sex Pistols - God Save the Queen
1978: Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights Kate Bush – The Man with the Child in His Eyes
1979: The Clash - London Calling Gang of Four – Ether

1980: Frank Sinatra - (Theme from) New York, New York Talking Heads – Once in a Lifetime
1981: Phil Collins – In the Air Tonight
1982: Michael Jackson - Billie Jean Roxy Music – More Than This
1983: U2 – New Year’s Day
1984: Prince and the Revolution – When Doves Cry
1985: Simple Minds – Don’t You (Forget About Me)
1986: The Pretenders - Hymn to Her Madonna – Live to Tell
1987: Bruce Springsteen – Tunnel of Love
1988: James Taylor – Never Die Young
1989: Garth Brooks - The Dance Neil Young – Rockin’ in the Free World

1990: Pet Shop Boys - Being Boring Deee-Lite – Groove Is in the Heart
1991: Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
1992: k.d. lang - Constant Craving Annie Lennox – Why
1993: Mazzy Star - Fade Into You Sarah McLachlan – Wait
1994: The Cure – Burn
1995: Moby feat. Mimi Goese - When It's Cold I'd Like to Die Joan Osborne – St. Teresa
1996: Mark Morrison - Return of the Mack Republica – Ready to Go (wrong year too)
1997: Elliott Smith - Between the Bars The Notorious B.I.G. – Mo Money Mo Problems
1998: Elliott Smith - Waltz #2 (XO) Elliott Smith – Tomorrow Tomorrow
1999: The Magnetic Fields – Sweet-Lovin’ Man

2000: U2 - Beautiful Day Elliott Smith – Can’t Make a Sound
2001: Gillian Welch - Elvis Presley Blues R.E.M. – The Lifting
2002: David Bowie - Slow Burn Eminem – Without Me
2003: The Moody Blues - In the Bleak Midwinter Dido – White Flag
2004: Arcade Fire – Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
2005: Lil Rob – Summer Nights
2006: The Shins - Phantom Limb Gnarls Barkley – Crazy
2007: M.I.A. – Paper Planes
2008: Guns N’ Roses – There Was a Time
2009: Bat for Lashes - Daniel Courtney Marie Andrews – The Buffalo & the Bird

2010: Joanna Newsom - In California
2011: Lana Del Rey - Video Games
2012: Grimes - Oblivion
2013: Tove Lo - Habits (Stay High)
2014: Sia - Chandelier
2015: Grimes - REALiTi
2016: Leonard Cohen - Treaty
2017: Harry Styles - Sign of the Times


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