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Count me in on the Aimee Mann love train. She's one of my all time favorites artists and though she has garnered a decent amount of attention and has been able to sustain a very impressive catalog and career, I am still bummed that she isn't more popular. But she is definitely well respected, and that's pretty good trade off, I guess. I will add the following as an example of her song crafting. "The Other End (Of The Telescope)" This was co-written with Mr. Elvis Costello and hit all of the buttons for me. That bridge is amazing! "I think you're shrinking" Wow.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnT-zBvwU2g
I still can't believe that hit No. 1 in the UK. How in the hell does that happen?!?! But love love love Tori and glad she got at least a little UK love. All those piano feels....
This is the song that made me realize my limited talents when trying to further my piano playing abilities. I took lessons for about 2-3 years but found it boring. Then came the purchasing of the sheet music of songs I liked from the radio. Once I got to the piano solo parts of this song, my mind just exploded! How does he do that!?!?!? Oh well, I kept playing eventually forgoing sheet music when it wasn't available for my favorite alternative-indie stuff. Learned all the chords and how to play by ear, so Thank You Mr. Hornsby for teaching that piano lane I belonged in! This album was awesome then and it still is today. TWII is a 9 for me and so is Mandolin Rain. Love me some piano driven pop.
Dang it! Screwed that up. Sorry about that folks! Let's try this again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2MSg3L0Zyg
Completely agree with you, thegue. That whole album was freaking fantastic. The opening track "Mother We Just Can't Get Enough" just moves and grooves all over the place. Here it is. Just try not to bounce and nod around whilst listening... https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=new+radicals+mother+we+just+can%27t+get+enough+
I'll go on record of loving YDBMF as well. (I gave it an 8) It got me as a kid and it still gets me today when I'm not paying attention. Nostalgia and sentimentality mean a lot in my music brain.
That Mode of 10 for DDIO warms my heart on this cold cold day.... Neil Finn is my favorite songwriter of all time. And CH are criminally underrated.
I genuinely loved all of the Control singles but for some reason The Pleasure Principle one is the one that does it for every single time I hear. Like staying in the car til it's finished. The Pleasure Principle probably suffered from being the last single, since most people probably just broke down and bought the album (myself included). But this video is absolutely mesmerizing to me. Just watching her dance around (love the chair thing). And I must admit, I did try to mimic ALL of the dancing in the video in my basement (secretly, of course). This is the jam for me! #14 Pop, #1 Dance. Can't wait until we get to the near future Ms. Jackson songs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-gu1KETjVY
"As you can see in the Bonus Beats, “Take My Breath Away” turns into hot butt if someone oversings it." I assume that is in reference to Ms. Simpson, if so, I 100% agree. I snorted out loud when I read that line. - But one things that still makes me sad is Tom's ratings for "Only The Lonely" and "Suddenly Last Summer". Both are at least 9's for me. He should rethink those ratings if he mentions them again. Has he ever revised I rating that anyone can remember? Is there anyway for TNOCS to override a rating? If not, we should look into the changing the bylaws or something...
Is it bad that "Shadow Dancing" is forever in my mind linked to the South Park episode where Mr. Garrison gets the "Hasselhoff" nose job and struts down the street to this... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbSR7wgXF3c
I also want to go on record that WL is definitely a 10.
A favorite of mine as well. Thanks, VDog. Love the new bar graphs where we get to see how everyone voted.
I'll admit that I like One Good Woman. A 7 possibly? But GOL is grating. I guess I agree with Tom's 3/10 but will bump it up to a 4 since it's Christmas. - And I'm jealous that you haven't' been subjected to any of the Karate Kid crap. You should count yourself lucky, Guy K. I've never been a fan....
Ugh... "playing" not paying. (In my cheesy Christmas singing voice) All I Want For Christmas is an edit button. Come on everyone. You know the words!
Man I loved this song and it still makes my 80's playlists. I didn't know what cherry wine was then and I still haven't a clue what it is today. Is it even a thing? This one's at least an 8 maybe 9 for me. Anyway, RIP Mr. Stewart and Merry Christmas everyone! - I also heart Ms Carlilse's Mad About You. And you can spot a certain Duran Duran guitarist paying that solo in the video. After he abruptly left Duran Duran, Andy Taylor actually became a pretty popular gun for hire. He'd go on the play on a lot of late 80's stuff including help write a lot of Rod Stewart's 1988 album Out of Order (including Lost in You). He's still my least favorite DD guy.
I actually spit out my coffee when I read that line. Thanks for the imagery, Tom! The "hate crime against Catholics" line also made me chuckle. I remember my Baptist parents being equally enraged over TLTOC. I secretly enjoyed their outrage.
Good Lordy that was amazing, mt58! Thank you, thank you, thank you for this. (wipes a little mist from the eyes...)
Yay! I'm so happy both of these made your Irrational Top 40. They would both definitely be in my Top 40 irrational list. Did Device do anything after this song? I can't think of another one by them. - And that video for Digging Your Scene is so ridiculously awesome! I'm remember laughing my ass off to this one over and over again.
Holy crap! This is incredible. Thanks for sharing. Lost love lists like these.
Love Teena Marie's "Lovergirl". Two things I remember about this video when I was a kid. 1. A woman that can play guitar like that kicks ass! 2. Nose rings scare me. I don't think I'd ever seen one before at that point in my life.