The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:48 am

Our lives are changing lanes, you ran me off the road

[1080] The Strokes | Reptilia
[252.66 pts / 7 votes]
AM rank: 2465
Fans: Nassim (61)

Promises of what I seemed to be only watched the time go by

[1079] Stone Temple Pilots | Interstate Love Song
[253.26 pts / 7 votes]
AM rank: 1773
Fans: frezzie (42), Neil (46)

Invisible man who can sing in a visible voice

[1078] The Replacements | Alex Chilton
[253.93 pts / 9 votes]
AM rank: 2030
Fans: slick (162)

I trade my soul for a wish, pennies and dimes for a kiss

[1077] Carly Rae Jepsen | Call Me Maybe
[254.54 pts / 10 votes]
AM rank: 774
Fans: kaue (122)

Well, they'll take your soul if you let them, oh yeah, but don't you let them

[1076] James Taylor | You've Got a Friend
[255.48 pts / 5 votes]
AM rank: 3920
Fans: Henry (38), profeta (47)

The silicon chip inside her head gets switched to overload

[1075] The Boomtown Rats | I Don't Like Mondays
[255.70 pts / 7 votes]
AM rank: 2325
Fans: Wezzo (45)

How do you give me so much pleasure and cause me so much pain?

[1074] Alicia Keys | Fallin'
[255.75 pts / 9 votes]
AM rank: 1669
Fans: Renan (129)

My angel wings were bruised and restrained

[1073] The Smashing Pumpkins | Today
[256.20 pts / 11 votes]
AM rank: 1081
Fans: woodymac (152)

Bands, those funny little plans that never work quite right

[1072] Mercury Rev | Holes
[256.40 pts / 7 votes]
AM rank: 3876
Fans: Jackson (89), sonofsamiam (96)

Is it wrong to understand the fear that dwells inside a man?

[1071] T. Rex | Cosmic Dancer
[256.48 pts / 8 votes]
AM rank: 8142
Fans: BryanBehar (33), Moonbeam (71)

How many times do I have to learn all the love I have is in my mind?

[1070] The Verve | Lucky Man
[256.55 pts / 5 votes]
AM rank: 8618
Fans: Neil (61), Whuntva (91)

I'm standing on a ledge and your fine spider web is fastening my ankle to a stone

[1069] Leonard Cohen | So Long, Marianne
[256.58 pts / 11 votes]
AM rank: 1157
Fans: Jackson (131)

Mandei plantar folhas de sonho no jardim do solar

[1068] Os Mutantes | Panis et Circenses
[257.17 pts / 5 votes]
AM rank: 4143
Fans: sonofsamiam (19), Elder (86), Jackson (88)

We sleep so deep, it don’t matter how they shake us

[1067] Kate Tempest | Tunnel Vision
[257.60 pts / 5 votes]
AM rank: unranked
Fans: Henrik (7), rumpdoll (59)

I'll make you lick my injuries

[1066] PJ Harvey | Rid of Me
[257.80 pts / 6 votes]
AM rank: 493
Fans: Jap123 (27), Otisredding (57)

She asked me if we could be friends, and I said, oh, honey baby that's a dead end

[1065] Prince | I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man
[257.93 pts / 8 votes]
AM rank: 3174
Fans: Jirin (69)

Until you snort it up and shoot it down, you're never gonna feel free

[1064] Pavement | Range Life
[258.45 pts / 8 votes]
AM rank: 5511
Fans: JohnnyBGoode (75)

Give me spots on my apples but leave me the birds and the bees, please!

[1063] Joni Mitchell | Big Yellow Taxi
[258.47 pts / 9 votes]
AM rank: 891
Fans: frezzie (83)

You got your demons and you got desires – well, I got a few of my own

[1062] Eagles | One of These Nights
[258.82 pts / 7 votes]
AM rank: 1561
Fans: Henry (20), jamieW (95)

And down the waterfall, wherever it may take me, I know that life won't break me

[1061] Robbie Williams | Angels
[258.82 pts / 10 votes]
AM rank: 1491
Fans: kaue (124)
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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:49 am

I’ll get the next 60 up tomorrow, then we can finally start the top 1000!
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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby Bruno » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:50 am

Great!

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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby Dan » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:43 pm

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:
D'ailleurs j'ai horreur de tous les flonflons, de la valse musette et de l’accordéon

[1263] Jacques Brel | Vesoul
[220.91 pts / 4 votes]
AM rank: 8989
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My number one song didn’t make the top 1000, but I’m glad to see it place much higher here than on AM. And before we head into the top 1000 I thought I might as well write a few words about why I like it so much.

As my friends on here will know, I’ve been a massive fan of Jacques Brel for quite a few years now. Chanson is my favourite style of non-British/American music, and to me nobody does it better than Brel. There are many things about him that I treasure. To start off with, there’s the lyrics. I envy people who speak French and can therefore understand the meaning of his lyrics more directly. But even though his lyrics are often difficult to translate into English, it’s clear from reading the translations that they are wonderfully poetic; and you can still get a sense of how Brel mixed brutal honesty with beauty, and how he not only told a story but lived inside the songs and made you see things from his perspective.

But lyrics are not the most important thing to me when I listen to music. A song can have the most amazing lyrics in the world, but the music still have to do something to me. And Brel knew how to write spellbinding music and deliver it with an enormous sense of passion. You just need to watch one of his highly energetic live performances (of which there are many videos on YouTube) to get a sense of his phenomenal ability as a performer. But even without seeing him perform, you can still feel his passion by just listening to him sing.

Brel wrote the song “Vesoul” after a couple of visits to the city the song is named after. In the song he is accompanied by accordionist Marcel Azzola. When I listened to the song for the first time, I didn’t rate it as highly as some of Brel’s other songs. But the more I listened to it – and the more I realised that one of the things I like most about chanson is its unique use of the accordion – it soon had me under its spell.

During the song Brel cries out the words “chauffe, Marcel” a few times, effectively asking the accordionist to “heat up.” The end result is that Brel not only delivers one of his most passionate performances, but also manages to elicit a crazy, energetic display from a renowned accordionist. After listening to the song a few more times, I became beguiled by it. And when I compiled my all-time list for this poll, it was clear to me that there isn’t another song I’ve heard that I enjoy listening to more than “Vesoul.”

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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby StevieFan13 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:20 pm

Based on the above, I gave Vesoul a first listen just now. I don't know Jacques Brel that well (although I believe Ne me quitte pas made my list - beautiful song), but this is an amazing song. Knowing what the excited "chauffe, chauffe"s meant just pumped me up even more while I was listening.
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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby Nassim » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:05 pm

Dan wrote:
Sweepstakes Ron wrote:
D'ailleurs j'ai horreur de tous les flonflons, de la valse musette et de l’accordéon

[1263] Jacques Brel | Vesoul
[220.91 pts / 4 votes]
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My number one song didn’t make the top 1000, but I’m glad to see it place much higher here than on AM. And before we head into the top 1000 I thought I might as well write a few words about why I like it so much.


Might have been top 1000 if I hadn't brainfarted when compiling my list. Since posting I found 10 songs I somehow missed, and 3 of them are from Brel.
I included it Ces Gens-Là since I started my list based on my previous top 200, so there was no risk of forgetting that one, but for some reason only added Au Suivant on top, near the bottom of my list. Vesoul should have been in there too (though probably in the 800-900 region) but most unforgivable are my omission of La Chanson de Jacky and La Valse à 1000 Temps.

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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby Dan » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:03 pm

Nassim wrote:But most unforgivable are my omission of La Chanson de Jacky and La Valse à 1000 Temps.

:-o If I were you I'd sleep with one eye open tonight, cause the chanson police are coming to arrest you! :mrgreen:

StevieFan13 wrote:I gave Vesoul a first listen just now... an amazing song... I don't know Jacques Brel that well.

I'm glad to have introduced you to this song, StevieFan. As you don't know Brel that well, unless anyone else beats me to it I'll post a few links to songs when I get a moment over the next couple of days (including links to live performances, which is arguably the best way to experience Brel).
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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:03 am

She got tricks in the stash, stacking up the cash

[1060] Blackstreet | No Diggity
[259.07 pts / 13 votes]
AM rank: 737
Fans: slick (226)

You're the train that crashed my heart, you're the glitter in the dark

[1059] Bat for Lashes | Laura
[259.14 pts / 6 votes]
AM rank: 1100
Fans: Sweepstakes Ron (3), acroamor (85)

I don't know if we're in a garden or on a crowded avenue

[1058] The Flamingos | I Only Have Eyes for You
[259.16 pts / 12 votes]
AM rank: 534
Fans: Setherex (80)

Hello emptiness, I feel like I could die

[1057] The Everly Brothers | Bye Bye Love
[259.24 pts / 10 votes]
AM rank: 311
Fans: Hymie (60)

Get back to your stare, I care but I don't care

[1056] St. Vincent | Digital Witness
[259.93 pts / 10 votes]
AM rank: 770
Fans: slick (160)

"As a whole, 'Djed' feels like watching a very long tracking shot of a leaf being carried down a very scenic river."
~ LimedIBagels, RYM

[1055] Tortoise | Djed
[260.03 pts / 7 votes]
AM rank: 4424
Fans: Jackson (20), Gillingham (89)

There's so many different worlds, so many different suns, and we have just one world, but we live in different ones

[1054] Dire Straits | Brothers in Arms
[260.63 pts / 7 votes]
AM rank: 5227
Fans: BryanBehar (70)

The rain falls hard on a humdrum town

[1053] The Smiths | William, It Was Really Nothing
[260.74 pts / 8 votes]
AM rank: 3382
Fans: Fred (7)

There's a man who can't decide if he should fight for what his father thinks is right

[1052] Love | You Set the Scene
[261.35 pts / 5 votes]
AM rank: bubbling
Fans: Fred (2), Jackson (42)

You say you wanna stand by my side – darling, your head's not right

[1051] The Strokes | Someday
[261.38 pts / 9 votes]
AM rank: 1118
Fans: Styrofoam Boots (51)

There goes my baby, there goes my heart, they're gone forever, so far apart

[1050] Roy Orbison | Only the Lonely
[261.67 pts / 11 votes]
AM rank: 355
Fans: Wezzo (140)

I got soul, but I'm not a soldier

[1049] The Killers | All These Things That I've Done
[262.33 pts / 6 votes]
AM rank: 1219
Fans: acroamor (45), andyd1010 (46)

What if I take my problem to the United Nations?

[1048] PJ Harvey | The Words That Maketh Murder
[262.77 pts / 7 votes]
AM rank: 1283
Fans: Jirin (21), Jackson (67)

You're just a sinner I am told, be your fire when you're cold

[1047] Prince | I Would Die 4 U
[263.30 pts / 9 votes]
AM rank: 2152
Fans: bootsy (90), Elder (91)

There's loving everywhere, but none for you

[1046] The Zombies | A Rose for Emily
[263.62 pts / 6 votes]
AM rank: 5102
Fans: PlasticRam (33), Emerald (88)

Try to kill it all away, but I remember everything

[1045] Nine Inch Nails | Hurt
[263.67 pts / 9 votes]
AM rank: 823
Fans: Nassim (126)

Oh and the things you can't remember tell the things you can't forget that history puts a saint in every dream

[1044] Tom Waits | Time
[263.68 pts / 6 votes]
AM rank: 3710
Fans: acroamor (14), nicolas (39)

I’ve got silence on my radio, let the air waves flow, let the air waves flow

[1043] The Rolling Stones | Moonlight Mile
[263.80 pts / 8 votes]
AM rank: 1900
Fans: Brad (61)

Your fanny's like two sperm whales, floating down the Seine

[1042] Art Ensemble of Chicago | Thème de Yoyo
[263.85 pts / 8 votes]
AM rank: bubbling
Fans: sonofsamiam (22)

Love can touch us one time and last for a lifetime, and never let go until we're gone

[1041] Céline Dion | My Heart Will Go On
[263.88 pts / 6 votes]
AM rank: 3184
Fans: profeta (35), kaue (77), jamieW (89)
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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:01 am

Falling on my head like a new emotion

[1040] Eurythmics | Here Comes the Rain Again
[263.99 pts / 8 votes]
AM rank: 2236
Fans: ordinaryperson (94), Live in Phoenix (98)

Why in the world are we here? Surely not to live in pain and fear?

[1039] John Lennon | Instant Karma!
[264.49 pts / 13 votes]
AM rank: 371
Fans: andyd1010 (281)

I can only receive, I can listen to you, it keeps me stable for days

[1038] Gary Numan | Cars
[264.73 pts / 11 votes]
AM rank: 621
Fans: ordinaryperson (169)

Dressed me up in women's clothes, messed around with gender roles

[1037] James | Laid
[264.74 pts / 7 votes]
AM rank: 1877
Fans: Neil (9), Zombeels (66)

My morals got me on my knees

[1036] Duffy | Mercy
[264.88 pts / 9 votes]
AM rank: 2457
Fans: Dan (101)

Attack the Black, because I know they lack exact the cold facts, and still they try to Xerox

[1035] Public Enemy | Don't Believe the Hype
[265.07 pts / 7 votes]
AM rank: 698
Fans: Jirin (29), PlasticRam (49)

She dreams in color, she dreams in red

[1034] Pearl Jam | Better Man
[265.59 pts / 7 votes]
AM rank: 2322
Fans: Karla (64)

Freak out and give in, Doesn't matter what you believe in

[1033] The Smashing Pumpkins | Cherub Rock
[266.51 pts / 9 votes]
AM rank: 2792
Fans: ordinaryperson (102)

So go and grab the reporters so I can smash their recorders, see, they'll confuse us with some bullshit like the New World Order

[1032] Kanye West | New Slaves
[267.34 pts / 5 votes]
AM rank: 964
Fans: Listyguy (16), gabebasso (45), PlasticRam (69)

And I hear it's tight most ev'ry night, but now I might be mistaken

[1031] ZZ Top | La Grange
[267.68 pts / 10 votes]
AM rank: 546
Fans: fasbjd (63)

If you don't dig what I say, then I will go away, and I won't come this way again, cuz I don't need a friend

[1030] Flamin' Groovies | Shake Some Action
[267.84 pts / 8 votes]
AM rank: 930
Fans: woodymac (54)

You're a sinner, I don't care, I just want your creamy thighs

[1029] Prince | Erotic City
[268.02 pts / 6 votes]
AM rank: 3326
Fans: Setherex (43), fasbjd (58)

Who’s the livin' dolly with the beautiful eyes? What a pair o' lips, I'd like to try 'em for size

[1028] Glenn Miller | In the Mood
[268.11 pts / 8 votes]
AM rank: 1101
Fans: panam (39), Bruno (83)

When you gonna love you as much as I do?

[1027] Tori Amos | Winter
[268.20 pts / 8 votes]
AM rank: unranked
Fans: Henrik (51)

What’s up with my heart when it skips a beat? Can’t feel no pavement right under my feet

[1026] The Coral | Dreaming of You
[268.26 pts / 10 votes]
AM rank: 2407
Fans: slick (86)

Toe to toe dancing very close, body breathing almost comatose

[1025] Blondie | Rapture
[268.50 pts / 9 votes]
AM rank: 1047
Fans: Moonbeam (40)

It takes guts to be gentle and kind

[1024] The Smiths | I Know It's Over
[268.52 pts / 7 votes]
AM rank: 4750
Fans: DaveC (24), Elder (97)

To the carnival is what she said, a hundred dollars makes it dark inside

[1023] Tom Waits | Jockey Full of Bourbon
[269.23 pts / 10 votes]
AM rank: 2307
Fans: nicolas (61), Jackson (84)

Just like Pagliacci did, I try to keep my sadness hid

[1022] Smokey Robinson and the Miracles | The Tears of a Clown
[269.44 pts / 8 votes]
AM rank: 768
Fans: Red Ant (93)

The harmonicas play the skeleton keys and the rain

[1021] Bob Dylan | Visions of Johanna
[269.74 pts / 11 votes]
AM rank: 458
Fans: damosuzuki (29)
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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby StevieFan13 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:33 am

Didn't know In the Mood had lyrics!
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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:40 am

StevieFan13 wrote:Didn't know In the Mood had lyrics!

I used Andy Razaf's lyrics for the quote, though I assume that people voted for the original, instrumental version.
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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby StevieFan13 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:48 am

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:
StevieFan13 wrote:Didn't know In the Mood had lyrics!

I used Andy Razaf's lyrics for the quote, though I assume that people voted for the original, instrumental version.

As, clearly, I did. Learn something new every day!
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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:09 am

Bought mama a crib and a brand new wagon, now she hit the grocery shop looking lavish

[1020] The Weeknd | Starboy
[270.07 pts / 6 votes]
AM rank: 2315
Fans: Karla (19), gabebasso (51)

I'ma open up a store for aspiring MCs, won't sell 'em no dream, but the inspiration is free

[1019] Kanye West | Gone
[270.55 pts / 6 votes]
AM rank: bubbling
Fans: Nassim (37)

Now there's a way and I know that I have to go away

[1018] Cat Stevens | Father and Son
[270.91 pts / 9 votes]
AM rank: 3344
Fans: Gillingham (66)

I'm gonna fly like a bird through the night, feel my tears as they dry

[1017] Sia | Chandelier
[270.98 pts / 13 votes]
AM rank: 788
Fans: kaue (162)

My heart's beating rhythm and my soul keep a-singing the blues

[1016] Chuck Berry | Roll Over Beethoven
[270.99 pts / 7 votes]
AM rank: 333
Fans: Hymie (22)

Under the moonlight, this serious moonlight

[1015] David Bowie | Let's Dance
[271.40 pts / 9 votes]
AM rank: 593
Fans: profeta (51)

Twist your head around, it's all around you

[1014] Björk | All Is Full of Love
[271.86 pts / 9 votes]
AM rank: 1791
Fans: Henrik (1)

Do what I please gonna spread the disease

[1013] The Hives | Hate to Say I Told You So
[272.04 pts / 12 votes]
AM rank: 503
Fans: BleuPanda (149)

I'm going to keep me all to myself

[1012] Björk | Pagan Poetry
[272.19 pts / 7 votes]
AM rank: 2582
Fans: Moonbeam (39), DaveC (71)

From the mess to the masses

[1011] Phoenix | Lisztomania
[272.53 pts / 12 votes]
AM rank: 667
Fans: Styrofoam Boots (153)

Chronic town, poster torn, reaping wheel

[1010] R.E.M. | Carnival of Sorts (Box Cars)
[272.67 pts / 4 votes]
AM rank: unranked
Fans: BryanBehar (2), Brad (8), woodymac (70)

Singing hey diddle-diddle, with your kitty in the middle of the swing like I didn't care

[1009] Aerosmith | Walk This Way
[272.68 pts / 8 votes]
AM rank: 441
Fans: Rob (102)

Many a day has passed, the night has gone by, but still I find the time to put that bump off in your eye

[1008] OutKast | Rosa Parks
[272.72 pts / 5 votes]
AM rank: 1458
Fans: slick (19), rumpdoll (26), bootsy (98)

How can I live when you see what I've done?

[1007] The Chills | Pink Frost
[272.73 pts / 6 votes]
AM rank: 2624
Fans: woodymac (6), Brad (64)

I gazed a gazeless stare at all the millions here

[1006] Nirvana | The Man Who Sold the World
[272.81 pts / 10 votes]
AM rank: 2255
Fans: Rob (99)

Once you free your mind about a concept of harmony and of music being "correct", you can do whatever you want

[1005] Daft Punk | Giorgio by Moroder
[273.02 pts / 8 votes]
AM rank: 4705
Fans: Henrik (59), Jackson (86)

I stay noided

[1004] Death Grips | I've Seen Footage
[273.07 pts / 8 votes]
AM rank: 4201
Fans: woodymac (32), prosecutorgodot (43)

Then you gazed up at me, and the answer was plain to see

[1003] Todd Rundgren | I Saw the Light
[273.14 pts / 10 votes]
AM rank: 1502
Fans: Henry (32)

Check it out now, the funk soul brother

[1002] Fatboy Slim | The Rockafeller Skank
[273.21 pts / 9 votes]
AM rank: 469
Fans: Nick (146)

I've never been in love, I don't know what it is, she only knows if someone wants her

[1001] Jane's Addiction | Jane Says
[273.36 pts / 8 votes]
AM rank: 2507
Fans: Jirin (31)
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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby StevieFan13 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:39 am

And thus, the top 1000 begins! Thank you for all your hard work so far, Ron!
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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby Jackson » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:37 am

One cool thing about the old format of the list is that it was easier for songs like Theme de Yoyo, You Set the Scene, and Djed to place in the top 500 or so with only a few high votes. These are the types of songs that a few place highly, but hardly anyone uses them to fill out the 500-1000 section of the list. I'm sure there will be some surprises as we go higher but maybe there will be fewer of these unique types of tracks.

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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby Romain » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:30 am

Dan wrote:During the song Brel cries out the words “chauffe, Marcel” a few times, effectively asking the accordionist to “heat up.” The end result is that Brel not only delivers one of his most passionate performances, but also manages to elicit a crazy, energetic display from a renowned accordionist. After listening to the song a few more times, I became beguiled by it. And when I compiled my all-time list for this poll, it was clear to me that there isn’t another song I’ve heard that I enjoy listening to more than “Vesoul.”


Thanks DAn for this comment.

Do you know "Chauffe Marcel" became part of everyday language after that song. Whether for the food, the car, for a speech, we can use this expression: "Allez, chauffe Marcel !" to encourage (sometimes with a little mockery) his car to start, his cake to bake, etc... :mrgreen:


Otherwise, for the accordion, what Marcel plays is typical of what is played in what is called a "Bal musette".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bal-musette

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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby Elder » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:19 pm

[1967] Tina Turner | Private Dancer
[1901] Angel Olsen | Sister
[1879] Hole | Violet
[1878] Suede | The Wild Ones
[1840] Pet Shop Boys | Rent
[1651] Mission of Burma | That's When I Reach for My Revolver
[1633] Sex Pistols | Pretty Vacant
[1509] Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti | Round and Round
[1462] The Smiths | Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
[1460] George Michael | Freedom! '90
[1448] Joni Mitchell | Help Me
[1314] Woody Guthrie | This Land Is Your Land
[1237] PJ Harvey | Sheela-Na-Gig
[1192] Judee Sill | The Kiss
[1169] Britney Spears | ...Baby One More Time
[1153] Al Green | Tired of Being Alone
[1091] David Bowie | Warszawa
[1068] Os Mutantes | Panis et Circenses
[1047] Prince | I Would Die 4 U
[1024] The Smiths | I Know It's Over




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[1460] George Michael | Freedom! '90
Pop perfection
[1426] Joe Jackson | Steppin' Out
great 80's pop music

[1319] The Velvet Underground | I Found a Reason
surprised by this punctuation song, it's my favorite song of the loaded
[1315] Tears for Fears | Mad World
It was great to hear this song again. Now I love this song.
[1312] Faithless | Insomnia
This song screams the 90's


It's a good thing that Al Green stopped being only Let's Stay Together here.

[1201] Mariah Carey | We Belong Together
:whistle:
[1188] Big Brother and the Holding Company | Summertime
Great rock classic of the 60's is a song that surpasses the other rock songs of that period Janis Joplin is great !!
[1168] The Zombies | Care of Cell 44
:romance-kisscheek: :romance-kisscheek: :romance-kisscheek:
[1147] Prince | Controversy
:happy-partydance:
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Postby Elder » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:55 pm

[1091] David Bowie | Warszawa


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Postby Wezzo » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:22 pm

20 where I was the top fan too (inc one where I was 2nd but still cited).

Definite bias to R.E.M. and Bruce Springsteen, my two favourite artists, among those 20!:

[1959] Billy Joel | Only the Good Die Young [29]
[1916] Barenaked Ladies | It's All Been Done [12]
[1914] Bruce Springsteen | Downbound Train [63]
[1913] Glen Campbell | Rhinestone Cowboy [19]
[1908] The Hold Steady | Stuck Between Stations [41]
[1774] Bruce Springsteen | No Surrender [70]
[1763] R.E.M. | At My Most Beautiful [6]
[1751] Soul Asylum | Runaway Train [69]
[1727] R.E.M. | Driver 8 [145]
[1625] R.E.M. | What's the Frequency, Kenneth? [86]
[1578] The National | England [47]*
[1507] Bruce Springsteen | Racing in the Street [138]
[1470] Sugar | If I Can't Change Your Mind [2]
[1453] Morrissey | First of the Gang to Die [134]
[1399] Bruce Springsteen | Bobby Jean [71]
[1380] Simon & Garfunkel | I Am a Rock [107]
[1296] The Monkees | Daydream Believer [161]
[1280] Billy Joel | Scenes from an Italian Restaurant [104]
[1075] The Boomtown Rats | I Don't Like Mondays [45]
[1050] Roy Orbison | Only the Lonely [140]

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Postby Henrik » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:18 pm

OK, let's do this...26 entries list me as a fan:

[1982] Robyn | Indestructible
[1979] Bernard Herrmann | Psycho: Prelude / A Suite for Strings
[1971] Sia | Breathe Me
[1949] Depeche Mode | Precious
[1896] The O'Jays | Back Stabbers
[1873] Nina Simone | Wild Is the Wind
[1866] Low | Especially Me
[1847] Ryan Adams | Come Pick Me Up
[1845] Fever Ray | Keep the Streets Empty for Me
[1843] Neil Young | My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)
[1729] Kraftwerk | Radioactivity
[1589] Santigold | Disparate Youth
[1435] The War on Drugs | An Ocean in Between the Waves
[1410] Damien Rice | The Blower's Daughter
[1352] Elvis Costello | I Want You
[1312] Faithless | Insomnia
[1309] David Bowie | Lady Grinning Soul
[1276] David Bowie | Aladdin Sane
[1267] Jackson C. Frank | I Want to Be Alone (Dialogue)
[1251] Townes Van Zandt | Waitin' Around to Die
[1230] Pulp | This Is Hardcore
[1119] Anaïs Mitchell | Why We Build the Wall
[1067] Kate Tempest | Tunnel Vision
[1027] Tori Amos | Winter
[1014] Björk | All Is Full of Love
[1005] Daft Punk | Giorgio by Moroder
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Postby StevieFan13 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:27 pm

I might go back to the ones where I was biggest fan so far and see what’s up.
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Postby BleuPanda » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:57 pm

22...a bunch of modern dance-heavy tracks, who would have guessed? The only one that really surprised me is Peggy Sue; didn't realize it was such an overlooked classic here when I'm usually pushing modern stuff.


[1930] Hot Chip | Over and Over
[1881] LCD Soundsystem | Tonite
[1868] The Chemical Brothers | Hey Boy Hey Girl
[1750] The Supremes | You Keep Me Hangin' On
[1627] Car Seat Headrest | Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales
[1607] LCD Soundsystem | I Can Change
[1451] Funkadelic | One Nation Under a Groove
[1409] Le Tigre | Deceptacon
[1382] Buddy Holly | Peggy Sue
[1377] A Tribe Called Quest | Check the Rhime
[1372] Bright Eyes | First Day of My Life
[1347] Elbow | One Day Like This
[1344] A Tribe Called Quest | Can I Kick It?
[1341] The Rapture | House of Jealous Lovers
[1313] Underworld | Rez
[1304] Brian Eno | Needles in the Camel's Eye
[1250] Foals | Spanish Sahara
[1151] Caribou | Odessa
[1116] The War on Drugs | Red Eyes
[1111] The Band | The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
[1106] Dirty Projectors | Stillness Is the Move
[1013] The Hives | Hate to Say I Told You So

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Postby StevieFan13 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:19 pm

Here's what I found (asterisk for ones where I'm one of the biggest fans):

[1963] Soul Coughing | Screenwriter's Blues (5)
[1922] The Streets | Dry Your Eyes (199)
[1882] The Dave Clark Five | Glad All Over (53)
[1760] LCD Soundsystem | Daft Punk Is Playing at My House (133)
[1748] Suede | Animal Nitrate (111)
[1650] The Cranberries | Dreams (100)
[1647] The Easybeats | Friday on My Mind (250)
[1634] The Muppets | Rainbow Connection (17)*
[1632] Fiona Apple | Paper Bag (40)
[1518] Blur | Tender (89)
[1498] Kendrick Lamar | i (107)
[1469] Sixpence None the Richer | Kiss Me (4)
[1455] Blur | For Tomorrow (95)
[1264] Mark Ronson | Uptown Funk (54)
[1249] Natalie Imbruglia | Torn (119)
[1247] 2Pac | Dear Mama (18)*
[1235] The Beatles | Twist and Shout (103)
[1226] House of Pain | Jump Around (120)
[1202] Kelly Clarkson | Since U Been Gone (134)
[1133] ABBA | SOS (68)
[1108] Kacey Musgraves | Follow Your Arrow (37)
[1085] The Beatles | I Saw Her Standing There (88)*

So, all in all, 21 songs so far.
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Postby Nassim » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:48 pm

21 for me, seems relatively evenly split between us so far.
I would assumed I was pretty close for Keep the Street Empty for Me, but Henrik beat me to it.
Funnily enough, the 2 songs outside my top 200 where I am still the highest voter are Step and 15 Step.

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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby Romain » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:10 pm

12 for me, the usual suspects :-)

[1992] Eels | Novocaine for the Soul
[1892] Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot | Bonnie and Clyde
[1810] Charles Trenet | La Mer
[1745] The Troggs | Wild Thing
[1742] Prince | Darling Nikki
[1731] Serge Gainsbourg | Cargo culte
[1715] Portishead | All Mine
[1516] Curtis Mayfield | Superfly
[1512] Beck | Lost Cause
[1445] Alain Bashung | La nuit je mens
[1421] Jacques Dutronc | Il est cinq heures, Paris s'éveille
[1349] Nancy Sinatra | Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)

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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby acroamor » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:36 pm

This seems like a fun game. I was the biggest fan of:

[1956] Elliott Smith | Say Yes
(a little surprised by this one)
[1938] The Band | I Shall Be Released
[1900] Alabama Shakes | Hold On
(tied with andyd1010 on that one)
[1886] The Strokes | Is This It
(I was very surprised by this one. I like the song a lot, but since it was my 199, I don't think of it as like, "my" song or one that I'm wildly attached to personally.)
[1800] Vince Guaraldi | Christmas Time Is Here
[1756] Counting Crows | Accidentally in Love
(I guarantee with my high (27 AT) placement and the fact that only two other people mentioned it, this song would be muuuuch lower without my ballot)
[1708] Miles Davis | Blue in Green
[1659] Bob Dylan | It Ain't Me Babe
[1653] Janis Ian | At Seventeen
[1616] Mogwai | 2 Rights Make 1 Wrong
[1590] Mitski | Your Best American Girl
[1566] The Allman Brothers Band | Whipping Post
[1489] Weezer | Island in the Sun
[1414] Violent Femmes | Add It Up
[1283] Modest Mouse | 3rd Planet
[1277] Azealia Banks | 212
[1272] Lady Lamb | Bird Balloons
[1265] Led Zeppelin | The Rain Song
[1258] Led Zeppelin | Going to California
[1195] Henry Mancini | Moon River
[1135] Van Morrison | Astral Weeks
[1117] Glenn Miller | Moonlight Serenade
(only the second biggest fan but still)
[1097] Godspeed You! Black Emperor | Storm
(tied with rumpdoll)
[1092] The Beatles | All You Need Is Love
[1059] Bat for Lashes | Laura
(second to our brave poll-runner)
[1049] The Killers | All These Things That I've Done
(above andyd1010 by a single space - we have similar taste in soul-affirming rock music I guess)
[1044] Tom Waits | Time

so that's 25 as biggest, 27 listed as fans. There's definitely trends here - Christmas Time Is Here, Blue In Green, Moon River, and Moonlight Serenade in particular would be a wonderful quick playlist. It seems like this exact metric of top fanhood within the 2000-1901 range rewards a certain place on the familiarity versus obscurity metric - idiosyncratic enough to be a top fan for these tracks but not so idiosyncratic to miss the top 2000 entirely.

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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby Neil » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:50 pm

23 fan of lists so far....

1906 Sade / By Your Side (53
1883 Dandy Warhols / Bohemian Like You (214)
1834 Roxy Music / Avalon (19)
1795 Solange / Losing You (22)
1683 Crowded House / Better be home Soon (7)
1680 Shins / Phantom Limb (183)
1639 Derek and the Dominos / Bell Bottom Blues (286)
1638 Dolly Parton / I Will Always Love You (20)
1617 Duffy / Warwick Avenue (74)
1567 Pink Floyd / Pigs(Three Different Ones) ((88)
1560 Buddy Holly / Not Fade Away (199)
1519 Tommy James and the Shondells / Crimson and Clover (173)
1499 Janet Jackson / That's The Way Love Goes (134)
1433 Rolling Stones / Dead Flowers (52)
1260 Yazoo / Only You ((26)
1259 Primal Scream / Higher than the Sun (60)
1193 Bob Marley and the Wailers / Could You Be Loved (119)
1125 Bon Iver / Holocene (3)
1121 Kurt Vile / Waking on A Pretty Day ((30)
1081 Teenage Fanclub / The Concept (55)
1079 Stone Temple Pilots / Interstate Love Song (42)
1070 The Verve / Lucky Man (61)
1037 James / Laid (9)

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Postby Dan » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:03 pm

Romain wrote:Do you know "Chauffe Marcel" became part of everyday language after that song. Whether for the food, the car, for a speech, we can use this expression: "Allez, chauffe Marcel !" to encourage (sometimes with a little mockery) his car to start, his cake to bake, etc... :mrgreen:


I didn't know this amusing fact. I think I shall say "Chauffe Marcel" when my British colleauges start getting sleepy at 3pm at work. Ooooh, I could have fun with this.

Romain wrote:Otherwise, for the accordion, what Marcel plays is typical of what is played in what is called a "Bal musette".


I am (vaguely) familiar with musette. Unlike chanson, it's not a genre I can listen to all day long, but I do enjoy some of it (like Reine de Musette by Émile Vacher).
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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby Dan » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:06 pm

I'm only listed as a fan of 11 songs so far. I never thought I'd be the biggest fan of a Green Day song, but "Holiday" is catchy as fuck, so no guilty feelings here.

[1036] Duffy | Mercy
[1183] Little Richard | Good Golly, Miss Molly
[1263] Jacques Brel | Vesoul
[1308] Elmore James | Dust My Broom
[1340] Nas | It Ain't Hard to Tell
[1388] Green Day | Holiday
[1505] Chet Baker | My Funny Valentine
[1539] Supergrass | Alright
[1623] Katrina and the Waves | Walking on Sunshine
[1842] Goran Bregović | Ederlezi
[1969] Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares | Prituritse Planinata
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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby Rob » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:09 pm

I was the biggest fan only 15 times. It should be said that my #6 has also already appeared, but someone put it two spots higher than me, robbing me of the biggest fan honor (Bird Balloons).

[1985] The Doors | L.A. Woman (178)
[1937] Mount Eerie | Real Death (135)
[1835] Sleater-Kinney | One Beat (18)
[1722] Leonard Cohen | Sisters of Mercy (127)
[1661] Ennio Morricone | Once Upon a Time in the West (5)
[1643] The Alan Parsons Project | Old and Wise (7)
[1628] Sleater-Kinney | Entertain (28)
[1588] Al Stewart | Year of the Cat (42)
[1417] Joanna Newsom | Emily (43)
[1383] Aimee Mann | Save Me (95)
[1189] Ennio Morricone | The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (41)
[1177] The Beach Boys | Sloop John B (31)
[1123] Pet Shop Boys | It's a Sin (46)
[1009] Aerosmith | Walk This Way (102)
[1006] Nirvana | The Man Who Sold the World (99)

Apparently I like Sleater-Kinney and Ennio Morricone just a little more than you all.

And here is the playlist once again for those that missed it earlier. #1000 is a good place to post it again:


And damn, updating three playlists is a lot of work.

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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby StevieFan13 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:45 pm

You do realize this means Jesus of Suburbia probably made the top 1000.
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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby rumpdoll » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:32 am

Nice game, i'm 14 times biggest fan and three imes more additional fan.

[1846] Blur | This Is a Low *
[1836] Deltron 3030 | 3030 *
[1775] Yo La Tengo | More Stars Than There Are in Heaven*
[1724] The Charlatans | The Only One I Know *
[1682] Talk Talk | Ascension Day *
[1637] Radiohead | House of Cards *
[1631] Sonic Youth | Schizophrenia *
[1476] Mogwai | Mogwai Fear Satan *
[1438] Moloko | Sing It Back *
[1366] Nick Drake | Things Behind the Sun
[1325] Low | Lullaby *
[1286] Diana Ross | I'm Coming Out *
[1194] Kamasi Washington | Truth *
[1160] Neneh Cherry | Buffalo Stance *
[1097] Godspeed You! Black Emperor | Storm *
[1067] Kate Tempest | Tunnel Vision
[1008] OutKast | Rosa Parks

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Postby Henry » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:56 am

Songs in the top 3000 (so far) that are in my top 100:

1003. Todd Rundgren - I Saw the Light (32)
1062. Eagles - One of These Nights (20)
1076. James Taylor - You've Got a Friend (38)
1165. Elton John - Funeral For a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding (45)
1294. Steely Dan - Rikki Don't Lose That Number (63)
1305. Jackson Browne - The Pretender (88)
1402. Cat Stevens - Wild World (96)
1405. Beatles - Eight Days a Week (73)
1765. Allman Brothers - Jessica (92)
1801. Stevie Wonder - Golden Lady (74)
1802. Todd Rundgren - Hello It's Me (12)
1837. Isley Brothers - That Lady (15)
1890. Bob Seger - Against the Wind (66)
1893. Stevie Wonder - Another Star (69)
1929. Steely Dan - Doctor Wu (91)
2043. Todd Rundgren - Just One Victory (44)
2051. Billy Joel - Movin' Out (93)
2152. Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains the Same (82)
2222. Chicago - Questions 67 and 68 (41)
2341. Yes - Yours Is No DIsgrace (97)
2374. The Style Council - You're the Best Thing (26)
2422. Steely Dan - Kid Charlemagne (60)
2462. Blind Faith - Presence of the Lord (81)
2477. Doors - Touch Me (95)
2528. Steely Dan - My Old School (65)
2539. Style Council - My Ever Changing Moods (62)
2738. Elton John - Grey Seal (49)
2750. Steely Dan - Don't Take Me Alive (46)
2889. Who - The Song Is Over (14)

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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby DaveC » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:17 am

15 times biggest fan

[1814] New Order | Crystal 115
[1758] Arcade Fire | No Cars Go 144
[1694] Madredeus | O Pastor 118
[1644] Remo Giazotto | Adagio in G minor, "Albinoni's Adagio" 36
[1642] Sonic Youth | Kool Thing 153
[1522] Genesis | Firth of Fifth 15
[1508] Elvis Costello | Shipbuilding 82
[1467] King Crimson | The Court of the Crimson King 58
[1434] Violeta Parra | Gracias a la vida 57
[1336] Pixies | Velouria 93
[1310] Joy Division | Decades 96
[1289] Talking Heads | Heaven 14
[1211] Edwin Starr | War 123
[1206] The Jam | Down in the Tube Station at Midnight 54
[1024] The Smiths | I Know It's Over 24

And 4 times a lower ranked top 100 fan

[1444] Low | Nothing But Heart 22
[1269] Fleetwood Mac | Albatross 92
[1203] Sheena Ringo | Souretsu (Funeral) 64
[1012] Björk | Pagan Poetry 71

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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby Moonbeam » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:06 am

I like the fan game!

I am listed 16 times:

[1012] Björk - Pagan Poetry: #39
[1025] Blondie - Rapture: #40
[1071] T. Rex - Cosmic Dancer: #71
[1129] Björk - Hunter: #28
[1147] Prince - Controversy: #17
[1175] The Gap Band - You Dropped a Bomb on Me: #7
[1216] The Cure - Fascination Street: #34
[1276] David Bowie - Aladdin Sane: #78
[1482] The Smiths - Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me: #48
[1592] Roxy Music - Editions of You: #21
[1600] Aaliyah - Try Again: #148
[1666] Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero: #183
[1687] Chic - I Want Your Love: #87
[1778] Blondie - Hanging on the Telephone: #204
[1849] Tantra - The Hills of Katmandu: #8
[2951] Prince - Moonbeam Levels: #1

Some of these I am thrilled to see in the list. A few others in my top 10 were in the 2001-2950 range.

For kicks, I've been keeping track of the amount of poll points I have assigned to each set of 100 revealed thus far, using my extended list of 2131 instead of my top 1000. Looks pretty scattered so far:

1001-1100: 17 songs, 522.69 points
1101-1200: 11 songs, 399.95 points
1201-1300: 11 songs, 273.45 points
1301-1400: 7 songs, 120.19 points
1401-1500: 15 songs, 374.56 points
1501-1600: 12 songs, 256.44 points
1601-1700: 10 songs, 211.7 points
1701-1800: 18 songs, 289.26 points
1801-1900: 10 songs, 223.68 points
1901-2000: 11 songs, 136.06 points
2001-2100: 6 songs, 186.92 points
2101-2200: 16 songs, 592.63 points
2201-2300: 6 songs, 137.89 points
2301-2400: 11 songs, 257.83 points
2401-2500: 12 songs, 341.1 points
2501-2600: 3 songs, 86.68 points
2601-2700: 14 songs, 446.16 points
2701-2800: 7 songs, 169.45 points
2801-2900: 11 songs, 167.52 points
2901-3000: 7 songs, 293.51 points

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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby Listyguy » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:13 am

I'll hop on board with this trend:

[1809] Bob Dylan | Love Minus Zero/No Limit
[1798] Sigur Rós | Starálfur
[1794] Rodriguez | Crucify Your Mind
[1723] Stevie Wonder | Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing
[1670] The Rolling Stones | Happy
[1598] David Bowie | Wild Is the Wind
[1572] Elvis Costello | (I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea
[1427] Fats Domino | Ain't That a Shame
[1412] Lorde | Green Light
[1258] Led Zeppelin | Going to California
[1244] Jeff Buckley | Last Goodbye
[1236] Big Mama Thornton | Hound Dog
[1144] Bob Dylan | Shelter from the Storm
[1032] Kanye West | New Slaves

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Postby PlasticRam » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:00 am

[1945] R. Kelly | I Believe I Can Fly
[1838] The Beatles | With a Little Help from My Friends
[1821] Kanye West | Say You Will
[1773] Kanye West | Only One
[1771] Kanye West | Wolves
[1762] The Smiths | Cemetry Gates
[1665] Simon & Garfunkel | Cecilia
[1660] The Clash | Rudie Can't Fail
[1581] Paul Simon | Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
[1577] The Beatles | Octopus's Garden
[1424] Randy Newman | Sail Away
[1357] The Beatles | Here, There and Everywhere
[1292] The Buggles | Video Killed the Radio Star
[1273] The Beatles | We Can Work It Out
[1219] Paul Simon | Mother and Child Reunion
[1198] Bob Dylan | Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
[1174] De La Soul | Me Myself and I
[1168] The Zombies | Care of Cell 44
[1143] Kanye West | Through the Wire
[1046] The Zombies | A Rose for Emily

Not the biggest fan but top 100:

[1604] Exuma | Exuma, The Obeah Man
[1532] The Zombies | Brief Candles
[1350] The Who | We're Not Gonna Take It
[1247] 2Pac | Dear Mama
[1035] Public Enemy | Don't Believe the Hype
[1032] Kanye West | New Slaves
I feel like that

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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby Henrik » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:16 pm

It feels like a good thing that I'm listed as a fan relatively many times (26) in the 2000-1001 section. It makes me "medium-rare" or "medium-weird".
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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby Jap123 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:06 pm

I'm a fan of 34 songs between 2000 and 1000 (new record?) - guess i'm pretty weird (probably biggest doo wop and shoegaze fan)
1975-Lou Reed- Street Hassle (54)
1942-T. Rex-20th Century Boy (318)
1931-At The Drive In-One Armed Scissor (87)
1902-Bruce Springsteen-Brilliant Disguise (125)
1858-The Knack-My Sharona (168) (Mainly that high due to the guitar solo)
1850-The Records-Starry Eyes (23)
1819-Faces-Ooh La La (104)
1815-The New Pornographers-Letter From An Occupant (122)
1753-Chris Bell-I Am The Cosmos (6)
1735-Fairport Convention-Who Knows Where The Time Goes (50)
1672-My Bloody Valentine-Only Tomorrow (89)
1596-The National-Mistaken For Strangers (142)
1543-Smashing Pumpkins-Mayonaise (124)
1520-The Magnetic Fields-Papa Was A Rodeo (35)
1502-The Fall-The Classical (28)
1487-The Byrds-My Back Pages (9)
1486-Richard And Linda Thompson-I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight (139)
1480-Wire-Ex Lion Tamer (107)
1452-Belle And Sebastian-The Shape I Am In (72)
1399-Bruce Springsteen-Bobby Jean (91)
1317-Bob Dylan-Girl From The North Country (80)
1316-Guided By Voices-Game Of Pricks (57)
1305-Jackson Browne-The Pretender (81) (Three out of its four votes are top 100)
1288-Radiohead-Motion Picture Soundtrack (69) (All three votes in top 100!)
1282-Tim Buckley-Song To The Siren (12)
1279-Interpol-PDA (40)
1274-Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers-Why Do Fools Fall In Love (30)
1238-My Bloody Valentine-You Made Me Realise (48)
1178-Red House Painters-Katy Song (77)
1164-The Clash-Complete Control (93)
1149-Battles-Atlas (97)
1146-The Penguins-Earth Angel (133)
1081-Teenage Fanclub-The Concept (74)
1066-PJ Harvey-Rid Of Me (27)

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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby JohnnyBGoode » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:14 pm

Biggest fan - 12
[1987] Wilco | Heavy Metal Drummer (101)
[1944] Nick Drake | Northern Sky (237)
[1867] Tom Waits | I Hope That I Don't Fall in Love with You (86)
[1759] dEUS | Instant Street (16)
[1740] CSS | Let's Make Love and Listen to Death from Above (130)
[1726] The Waterboys | The Whole of the Moon (88)
[1565] Camera Obscura | Lloyd, I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken (56)
[1557] The Smiths | Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want (3)
[1527] Doves | There Goes the Fear (15)
[1391] Radiohead | Just (188)
[1333] The Divine Comedy | A Lady of a Certain Age (4)
[1064] Pavement | Range Life (75)

Top 100 but not biggest fan - 3
[1763] R.E.M. | At My Most Beautiful (64)
[1595] The Delgados | Keep on Breathing (33)
[1302] Bee Gees | I Started a Joke (91)
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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby fasbjd » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:29 pm

Fantastic first 1000...can't wait to see the next - hoping to see more Reggae and Jazz represented

Top voter on a small but quality group:
[1978] The Replacements | Left of the Dial
[1958] Curtis Mayfield | Pusherman
[1947] Peter Gabriel | Games Without Frontiers
[1875] War | Low Rider
[1622] The Stooges | Down on the Street
[1474] Pixies | Gouge Away
[1389] Ludwig van Beethoven | Für Elise
[1262] Talking Heads | Life During Wartime
[1242] Neil Young | The Needle and the Damage Done
[1220] Al Green | Love and Happiness
[1127] The Notorious B.I.G. | Hypnotize
[1104] Red Hot Chili Peppers | Give It Away
[1031] ZZ Top | La Grange

Also listed on:
[1251] Townes Van Zandt | Waitin' Around to Die
[1029] Prince | Erotic City

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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby Bruno » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:57 pm

Only 3 so far:

Biggest fan:

[1028] Glenn Miller | In the Mood
[1437] Frankie Goes to Hollywood | Relax
[1490] Beastie Boys | (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)

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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby panam » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:35 am

biggest fan
[1995] Beck | Sexx Laws
[1889] Víctor Jara | Te recuerdo Amanda
[1861] Emilio Tuero | Bésame mucho
[1857] Jorge Ben | Taj Mahal
[1707] Manu Chao | Clandestino
[1673] Blind Melon | No Rain
[1593] Monty Python | Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
[1586] Willie Colón & Rubén Blades | Pedro Navaja (my numero uno)
[1545] Justin Timberlake | Rock Your Body
[1447] Gal Costa | Baby
[1342] Frank Zappa | Peaches en Regalia
[1328] 10cc | I'm Not in Love
[1199] Santana | Oye Como Va
[1163] ? and the Mysterians | 96 Tears
[1150] The Bobby Fuller Four | I Fought the Law
[1142] Kendrick Lamar | Swimming Pools (Drank)
[1028] Glenn Miller | In the Mood

top 100
[1824] Red Hot Chili Peppers | Breaking the Girl
[1434] Violeta Parra | Gracias a la vida
[1181] Radiohead | All I Need

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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby woodymac » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:52 pm

Looks like we're all doing this, so I'll give it a go!
(*'s mean I'm not the #1)

[1933] America | Sister Golden Hair (81)
[1926] Bob Dylan | Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again (385)
[1897] Interpol | Hands Away (17)
[1818] Elliott Smith | Needle in the Hay (28)
[1771] Kanye West | Wolves (37) *PlasticRam is #1
[1744] Air | All I Need (124)
[1696] Fleetwood Mac | Gold Dust Woman (60)
[1678] Cannibal Ox | Iron Galaxy (34)
[1547] Swans | Screen Shot (86) *FrankLotion is #1
[1503] The Cult | She Sells Sanctuary (123)
[1463] The Triffids | Wide Open Road (3)
[1419] Duran Duran | Hungry Like the Wolf (209)
[1386] Fleetwood Mac | Gypsy (45)
[1301] XTC | Making Plans for Nigel (88)
[1269] Fleetwood Mac | Albatross (41)
[1268] Mazzy Star | Look on Down from the Bridge (40)
(^Funny that these two ended up right next to each other)
[1256] Interpol | Untitled (13)
[1255] Supertramp | Goodbye Stranger (78)
[1243] The The | This Is the Day (1)
[1239] Swans | A Little God in My Hands (44) *Tied with damosuzuki
[1205] Dire Straits | Romeo and Juliet (55)
[1178] Red House Painters | Katy Song (62)
[1166] Cocteau Twins | Cherry-Coloured Funk (9)
[1149] Battles | Atlas (75)
[1120] Talk Talk | It's My Life (58)
[1073] The Smashing Pumpkins | Today (152)
[1030] Flamin' Groovies | Shake Some Action (54)
[1010] R.E.M. | Carnival of Sorts (Box Cars) (70) *BryanBehar is #1 and Brad is #2
[1007] The Chills | Pink Frost (6)
[1004] Death Grips | I've Seen Footage (32)

Looks like 27 where I'm #1 and 3 more in my top 100
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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby Hymie » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:58 pm

woodymac wrote:[1547] Swans | Screen Shot (86) *FrankLotion is #1
[1239] Swans | A Little God in My Hands (44) *Tied with damosuzuki


My favorite by the Swans:



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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:23 pm

^Ha, clever!

Top 1000 will begin countdown within the next 2 hours!
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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:09 pm

He stands like a statue, becomes part of the machine, feelin' all the bumpers, always playin' clean

[1000] The Who | Pinball Wizard
[273.46 pts / 7 votes]
AM rank: 711
Fans: Henry (17), ordinaryperson (44)

And the man with the golden gun thinks he knows so much

[999] Tori Amos | Cornflake Girl
[274.17 pts / 10 votes]
AM rank: 1855
Fans: rumpdoll (92)

It's fascinating to observe what the mirror does, but when I dine it's for the wall that I set a place

[998] Richard Hell and the Voidoids | Blank Generation
[274.70 pts / 9 votes]
AM rank: 356
Fans: Jap123 (52)

Now, it's like "Murder She Wrote", once I get you out them clothes, privacy is on the door, but still they can hear you screamin' more

[997] R. Kelly | Ignition (Remix)
[274.72 pts / 9 votes]
AM rank: 586
Fans: PlasticRam (72), acroamor (83)

All caught up in the reverie, every word is a symphony – won't you believe me?

[996] Christopher Cross | Sailing
[274.78 pts / 5 votes]
AM rank: 6667
Fans: profeta (1), damosuzuki (48)

When the law break in, how you gonna go? Shot down on the pavement, or waiting in death row

[995] The Clash | The Guns of Brixton
[274.79 pts / 12 votes]
AM rank: 1428
Fans: Emerald (163)

Wake up every day, that would be a start

[994] New Order | Regret
[274.82 pts / 11 votes]
AM rank: 927
Fans: Neil (145)

The jam kids on their Vespas and glum looks on their faces

[993] Pavement | Fillmore Jive
[275.14 pts / 3 votes]
AM rank: unranked
Fans: Brad (4), acroamor (17), Nassim (17)

And all the sterile striking it defends an empty dock you cast away

[992] Pavement | Here
[275.24 pts / 8 votes]
AM rank: 2466
Fans: Brad (32)

Old friend charity, cruel twisted smile, and the smile signals emptiness for me

[991] King Crimson | Starless
[275.42 pts / 6 votes]
AM rank: 4427
Fans: Jackson (13), sonofsamiam (28)
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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby acroamor » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:40 pm

Wow! I was way off on my guess for highest song with only three votes. And what a masterpiece for it to go to. For the uninitiated:


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Re: The AMF Top Songs of All Time 2018 Edition: Results

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:51 pm

And I know you'll never fold, but I believe nothing that I'm told

[990] Chvrches | Leave a Trace
[275.93 pts / 7 votes]
AM rank: 3119
Fans: Sweepstakes Ron (16), slick (45)

I'm so glad that you're revealing your love for me

[989] Buddy Holly | Rave On
[275.96 pts / 7 votes]
AM rank: 1156
Fans: damosuzuki (20), FrankLotion (24)

The only substance is the fog, and it hides all that has gone wrong

[988] Sleater-Kinney | Jumpers
[276.08 pts / 7 votes]
AM rank: 7820
Fans: FrankLotion (56)

Over the weekend we could turn the world to gold

[987] Carly Rae Jepsen | Run Away with Me
[276.12 pts / 6 votes]
AM rank: 1723
Fans: Sweepstakes Ron (33), StevieFan13 (90)

Don't throw our love away, please don't do me this way, not happy like I used to be, loneliness has got the best of me

[986] The Supremes | Baby Love
[277.04 pts / 10 votes]
AM rank: 907
Fans: Dan (96)

Lovin' eyes can never see

[985] Percy Sledge | When a Man Loves a Woman
[277.05 pts / 10 votes]
AM rank: 151
Fans: Red Ant (117)

Only mine's broke down, and now I've no one to love

[984] Tubeway Army | Are 'Friends' Electric?
[277.12 pts / 11 votes]
AM rank: 783
Fans: Romain (109)

Do I have to keep up the pace to keep you satisfied?

[983] The xx | Crystalised
[277.38 pts / 9 votes]
AM rank: 386
Fans: gabebasso (175)

I'm on my way, I'm taking my time, but I don't know where

[982] Paul Simon | Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
[277.39 pts / 8 votes]
AM rank: 4648
Fans: frezzie (84), BryanBehar (88)

I read the graffiti in the bathroom stall like the holy scriptures of the shopping mall

[981] Green Day | Jesus of Suburbia
[277.92 pts / 7 votes]
AM rank: 4655
Fans: Rob (24), prosecutorgodot (93)
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