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Each element of "Go All the Way" is great, but my favorite thing about it is how it keeps jumping around in time. It starts with the narrator reminiscing from the future, immediately cuts to while they are still longing, his life before he found love, and his life after love. The cooing refrain of "I need ya" could happen at any point in the story, even in the middle of sex. Every angle of teen love is sketched out in little more than 3 minutes. If that's not perfect song writing I don't know what is.
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November 11, 2019 on The Number Ones: Shaun Cassidy’s “Da Doo Ron Ron”
When I hear this doo doo, I run run
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November 11, 2019 on The Number Ones: Shaun Cassidy’s “Da Doo Ron Ron”
Cocaine, alcohol, brawls, what is he, some kind of libertine?
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November 11, 2019 on Pete Doherty Arrested Again After Release From Jail
Not much more. I have nothing against the Goo Goo Dolls (they made some of my favorite 90's songs) I guess I just do not like the song.
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November 8, 2019 on The Number Ones: Alan O’Day’s “Undercover Angel”
In 1950, the Egyptian writer Sayyd Qutb, cited Baby it’s Cold Outside as the song that summed up all that was evil about America. He grew to hate the song and it's western values. His writings were essential in inspiring Al Qaeda. This cover is the second worst thing associated with the song.
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November 8, 2019 on Here’s John Legend & Kelly Clarkson’s Woke “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” Remake
I like Supertramp and the message of the song, but it just makes my skin crawl. Never has a more peaceful song filled me with such rage.
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November 8, 2019 on The Number Ones: Alan O’Day’s “Undercover Angel”
Super 8 was a charming movie that I really liked when it came out, and have not thought about it in 7 years.
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November 8, 2019 on The Number Ones: Alan O’Day’s “Undercover Angel”
Even if I do not like his work, I have to commend Alan O'Day for getting songs this weird on the top of the charts twice. I wish more songs were this bonkers.
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November 8, 2019 on The Number Ones: Alan O’Day’s “Undercover Angel”
Weird, Boxoffice Mojo says Ghostbusters was the highest grossing movie of 1984, but others say Beverly Hills Cop or Temple of Doom were.
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November 7, 2019 on The Number Ones: Bill Conti’s “Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)”
Doesn't 1984 also count? That's my favorite number one of the bunch.
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November 6, 2019 on The Number Ones: Bill Conti’s “Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)”
That Best Picture class is stacked. Though less celebrated Bound for Glory holds its own against the other nominees. It's just that the other four are four of the greatest and transformative movies of all time.
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November 6, 2019 on The Number Ones: Bill Conti’s “Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)”
Marvin's life story is so tragic, that I always found it a nice historical note that the last single he released while alive was called "Joy". Even a career bow to a hopeful message about how great life was tainted. In 1983, Marvin dedicated the song to the man who killed him a year later.
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November 4, 2019 on The Number Ones: Marvin Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up (Part 1)”
It feels like an oversight to not have Teenage Dream. That one album dominated the culture for two years. It was everywhere, and rightfully so.
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November 4, 2019 on The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s
Marvin is so far the only artist to have multiple number ones that Tom gave all of them a 10. Stevie, Temptations, and Roy Orbinson all have at least one 9. If any artist deserves it, it's Marvin. One of the best musicians ever.
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November 4, 2019 on The Number Ones: Marvin Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up (Part 1)”
Also, I Feel Love peaked at #6, not #2.
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November 1, 2019 on Sam Smith – “I Feel Love” (Donna Summer Cover)
Dude, spoiler alert for the number ones column.
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November 1, 2019 on Sam Smith – “I Feel Love” (Donna Summer Cover)
It is absurd we haven't had a Marvin Gaye movie yet. That story needs to be told.
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October 31, 2019 on Bee Gees Getting Biopic From Bohemian Rhapsody Producer
What an appropriate song to cover the day before Halloween.
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October 30, 2019 on The Number Ones: KC & The Sunshine Band’s “I’m Your Boogie Man”
I've always preferred P.P. Arnold's version the most
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October 28, 2019 on The Number Ones: Stevie Wonder’s “Sir Duke”
In "Sir Duke," Stevie Wonder mentions Louis Armstrong. Are there any other number ones that mention listening to an other artist that had a number one hit?
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October 28, 2019 on The Number Ones: Stevie Wonder’s “Sir Duke”
Devil's Gun is required listening on Halloween. It's just a great listen any other day. 9
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October 28, 2019 on The Number Ones: Stevie Wonder’s “Sir Duke”
I disagree with Sir Duke's 9, but I love Groove is in the Heart's 10
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October 28, 2019 on The Number Ones: Stevie Wonder’s “Sir Duke”
The Strokes were the first band that I listened to that weren't my parents music, so they have like 17 10's for me.
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October 25, 2019 on The Number Ones: Leo Sayer’s “When I Need You”
It Never Rains in Southern California is a wonderfully charming song. I would give it at least a 7. I’ll probably go higher because I always heard the line “it pours. Man, it pours,” as “ It pours matadors.” Sort of a Spanish bullfighter precursor to Its Raining Men
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October 25, 2019 on The Number Ones: Leo Sayer’s “When I Need You”
This is so much worse than You Make Me Feel Like Danving. I believe the worst sin music can do is to be boring. It doesn’t get more boring than this.
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October 25, 2019 on The Number Ones: Leo Sayer’s “When I Need You”