Forum Poll: The AM Top Songs of All Time (2012 edition)

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Re: Forum Poll: The AM Top Songs of All Time (2012 edition)

Postby John » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:48 pm

Crap, I forgot again, I worked on it quite a bit for about a month and then got a new computer and forgot about it. I was going to submit what I had, but since I don't use that computer anymore it just slipped my mind again. I'd love to submit it, but I'm pretty sure you're already well into compiling everything. Next time.

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Re: Forum Poll: The AM Top Songs of All Time (2012 edition)

Postby Nassim » Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:41 am

After a quick browsing, I expect B.O.B and Sea Song to do very well this time !

I love Jackson, beefsupreme and kingoftonga lists ! (and Nick's, Brad's and Zorg's too). Well, I tend to love the lists with more post punk era songs than oldies.

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Re: Forum Poll: The AM Top Songs of All Time (2012 edition)

Postby Mindrocker » Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:41 pm

sonofsamiam wrote:Glad you guys got these in. Sorry to have missed Mindrocker, but unfortunately...

Just saw this post. Sorry for not participating this time, nor in the 90s polls. For the last couple of months I've been very busy, and in fact I still am. But who knows, possibly in the future I'll have more time to be more active again on the forum. Bless ya all!

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Re: Forum Poll: The AM Top Songs of All Time (2012 edition)

Postby nicolas » Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:00 pm

Nassim wrote:After a quick browsing, I expect B.O.B and Sea Song to do very well this time !

I love Jackson, beefsupreme and kingoftonga lists ! (and Nick's, Brad's and Zorg's too). Well, I tend to love the lists with more post punk era songs than oldies.


The average year of my list is 1974 !!

And you guys ?

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Re: Forum Poll: The AM Top Songs of All Time (2012 edition)

Postby Jackson » Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:49 pm

My average year is 1987. I really do think the 90s were the best time for music, though 66-74 is obviously very impressive and makes up quite a bit of my list.

Nassim: I also noticed B.O.B. doing very well. I'm sure it will outpace Hey Ya this time and be the top ranked track from the 2000s, though All My Friends also did very well.

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Re: Forum Poll: The AM Top Songs of All Time (2012 edition)

Postby Zorg » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:02 pm

You don't place 4th in bracketology for no reason!

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Re: Forum Poll: The AM Top Songs of All Time (2012 edition)

Postby nicolas » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:11 pm

Jackson wrote:My average year is 1987. I really do think the 90s were the best time for music, though 66-74 is obviously very impressive and makes up quite a bit of my list.
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Well, it depends on what styles you prefer. As a pre-punk fan, I tend to cherish the 1965-1975 era, but also the 50's (very impressive pre-rock era with jazz, world, chanson, blues, country, r&b...), and the prewar years too.

Yesterday I saw a James Ellroy itw in which he was saying that it's a common phenomenon to feel attracted by the era just before you were born. I was born in 1970 so it's not all wrong...

I think that there are a lot of great music in every decade, with "gaps" sometimes (ex : the early sixties, except for jazz, maybe the late 80's). But as a "roots music" fan I tend to prefer the pre-1975 era. THings I love after 1975 are most of the time connected to the past (but with an average of '74 in fact there are many songs from after 75 in my list, thanks to this forum)

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Re: Forum Poll: The AM Top Songs of All Time (2012 edition)

Postby Dan » Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:43 pm

The average year of my list is 1972. It used to be later than that, but then I started spending time with the 1950s and pre-1950s AMF polls...

Edit:... and my median is 1969.
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Re: Forum Poll: The AM Top Songs of All Time (2012 edition)

Postby Henrik » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:28 pm

nicolas wrote:The average year of my list is 1974 !!

The median is also 1974. Not counting classical music, the average becomes 1978 but the median is almost the same as before, 1975.
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Re: Forum Poll: The AM Top Songs of All Time (2012 edition)

Postby nicolas » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:32 pm

Wow, you beat me Dan !!

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Postby Dan » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:49 pm

nicolas wrote:Wow, you beat me Dan !!


Haha. I'm pleased to have out-oldied you!
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Re: Forum Poll: The AM Top Songs of All Time (2012 edition)

Postby nicolas » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:58 pm

My median is 1972. more relevant because in my list I have some classical stuff dated from 18th and 19th centuries.

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Re: Forum Poll: The AM Top Songs of All Time (2012 edition)

Postby Moonbeam » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:15 pm

My mean for the top 2300 is 1989.3 with a median of 1987. Cutting it to the top 500, my mean is 1988.7 with a median of 1986. Being the dork that I am, I made histograms of both lists:

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And my most represented artists in the top 500:

Prince: 80
Eurythmics: 26
The Cure: 24
Madonna: 22
Kylie Minogue: 21
Janet Jackson: 19
David Bowie: 17
Björk: 15
Blondie: 12
Siouxsie and the Banshees: 12
Annie: 9
Depeche Mode: 9
Roxy Music: 9
LCD Soundsystem: 8
Michael Jackson: 7
New Order: 7
Annie Lennox: 6
Kim Wilde: 6
Stevie Wonder: 6
Bootsy's Rubber Band: 5
Donna Summer: 5
Janelle Monae: 5
The Human League: 5
The Smiths: 5
Arcade Fire: 4
Grace Jones: 4
Roxette: 4
Sufjan Stevens: 4
Aaliyah: 3
Gap Band: 3
George Winston: 3
Gorillaz: 3
iamamiwhoami: 3
Kraftwerk: 3
Lou Reed: 3
Mtume: 3
Parliament/Funkadelic: 3
Talking Heads: 3
The Doors: 3
The Sound: 3
Tubeway Army/Gary Numan: 3

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Re: Forum Poll: The AM Top Songs of All Time (2012 edition)

Postby Honorio » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:01 pm

Otisredding wrote:These are the AM'ers over 50 messages that have not sent their lists:
John - Honorio - Greg - Midaso - Harold - Petri - Miguel - Arnaud - Greg Rumpff - JR - Superfurry - HRS

Oh, yes, Otis, I know. And I'm so sorry for not having found time enough to participate. But the worst part is that I haven't found time also to dig deep in your wonderful lists (as I promised and I really wanted to do). Anyway I'll try to follow the posting of the results, it's going to be a fascinating trip for sure.

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Re: Forum Poll: The AM Top Songs of All Time (2012 edition)

Postby Fred » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:49 am

Any "guilty pleasures" on your lists? Songs so accessible they go down like free beer at a frat party? Songs that gives you breathing space and encourages you to carry on as you dl a users whole 3800+ songs (and counting) list filled with difficult, inaccessible, artistic and pretentious art music and obscure psychedelic b-sides, you name it.

Here's one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEMR4NqjVus

Two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGGRyxyhY9U

Three: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK5q1bU59Ic (preferably your own home version where you tap your cheek with a fingernail)

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Re: Forum Poll: The AM Top Songs of All Time (2012 edition)

Postby Listyguy » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:32 pm

I'm glad I got my list in before losing power.

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Re: Forum Poll: The AM Top Songs of All Time (2012 edition)

Postby Gillingham » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:17 pm

My average is 1984.0
A little bit older than I expected, I guess.

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Re: Forum Poll: The AM Top Songs of All Time (2012 edition)

Postby sonofsamiam » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:00 am

Does anyone have the Top 200 of the 2010 all-time songs poll that Jackson hosted? I can get 1000-201 from the old site, but for some reason the topic gets cut off after 2 pages. I'd like to reference this list with the rollout...thanks in advance!

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Re: Forum Poll: The AM Top Songs of All Time (2012 edition)

Postby Nick » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:02 am

sonofsamiam wrote:Does anyone have the Top 200 of the 2010 all-time songs poll that Jackson hosted? I can get 1000-201 from the old site, but for some reason the topic gets cut off after 2 pages. I'd like to reference this list with the rollout...thanks in advance!


I can't find the original thread, but the individual lists thread lists the entire top 500.

http://pub37.bravenet.com/forum/static/ ... 6&cmd=show

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Re: Forum Poll: The AM Top Songs of All Time (2012 edition)

Postby Jackson » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:50 am

sonofsamiam wrote:Does anyone have the Top 200 of the 2010 all-time songs poll that Jackson hosted? I can get 1000-201 from the old site, but for some reason the topic gets cut off after 2 pages. I'd like to reference this list with the rollout...thanks in advance!


If you want I can email you the spreadsheet.

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Re: Forum Poll: The AM Top Songs of All Time (2012 edition)

Postby sonofsamiam » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:07 pm

Many thanks Nick and Jackson for your quick replies! I was able to pick up the full list from the old site. Really appreciate it again.

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Re: Forum Poll: The AM Top Songs of All Time (2012 edition)

Postby whuntva » Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:03 am

I hate to sound impatient, but I'm dying to know who won. When are the results?
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Re: Forum Poll: The AM Top Songs of All Time (2012 edition)

Postby nicolas » Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:21 pm

Compiling this is a huge task and I know what I'm talking about! I am sure that sonofsamian is preparing us a fantastic rollout so let's be patient.

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Re: Forum Poll: The AM Top Songs of All Time (2012 edition)

Postby Gillingham » Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:52 am

And of course we have the results of the all time film poll still running.

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Re: Forum Poll: The AM Top Songs of All Time (2012 edition)

Postby Petri » Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:56 pm

Gillingham wrote:And of course we have the results of the all time film poll still running.

Yeah the rollout of Films poll is on. Only top 20 left.

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Re: Forum Poll: The AM Top Songs of All Time (2012 edition)

Postby sonofsamiam » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:05 pm

I'm getting close everyone, thanks for your patience. This weekend is a holiday here in the states, so I'm targeting Monday for the rollout to begin. Work continues to be crazy, so it will be sporadic, but it will happen.

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Re: Forum Poll: The AM Top Songs of All Time (2012 edition)

Postby Gillingham » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:52 pm

Whatever suits you Sonofsamiam. I'm glad you took the poll on you to begin with. No need to feel any pressure from us. :)

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Re: Forum Poll: The AM Top Songs of All Time (2012 edition)

Postby Jackson » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:58 pm

While we're waiting for the results, let's post our favorite listmakers. Here's mine:

1) Sonofsamiam
2) CharlieDriggs
3) Fred
4) Zorg
5) Henrik

Honorable mentions to Gillingham and Nassim.

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Re: Forum Poll: The AM Top Songs of All Time (2012 edition)

Postby Henry » Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:41 am

Great idea Jackson, my favorite list makers include:

1) Whuntva
2) jamiew
3) Fred
4) Nicolas

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Re: Forum Poll: The AM Top Songs of All Time (2012 edition)

Postby Nick » Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:10 am

Coming soon....

The AM Top Listmakers of the AMF of All Time (2013)

The AM Top Listmakers when it comes to Listing Listmakers of the AMF of All Time (2014)

The AM Top Listmakers when it comes to Listing Listmakers who List Listmakers of the AMF of All Time (2015)


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