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by Hymie
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 3402

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

Rob wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:05 am
251. The Nits - Nescio
2
by Hymie
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 3402

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

Rob wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:39 am
John Parr – St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)
3
by Hymie
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 3402

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

Safetycat wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:17 am
249. Lee “Scratch” Perry & The Upsetters – Roast Fish & Corn Bread - 4
Sounds like a nice meal, but the slow plodding pace of this track was not to my taste
I agree, it's annoying - 2.
by Hymie
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 3402

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

Rob wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:58 am
248. Emmy the Great - MIA
3
by Hymie
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Best Soundalike For....
Replies: 38
Views: 13159

Re: The Best Soundalike For....

This came on in my car earlier. I thought it was Sly and the Family Stone.

by Hymie
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 3402

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

Rob wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:18 am
247. Cold Chisel – Forever Now
4
by Hymie
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 3402

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

My fave Bruce is "Pink Cadillac."
by Hymie
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 3402

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

Rob wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:52 am
246. Bruce Springsteen – Where the Bands Are
5
by Hymie
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 3402

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

I have about 450 tens and about 900 nines and about 1800 eights.
by Hymie
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 3402

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

Henry wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:39 pm
245. The Guess Who – No Time - 7

My 1358th all-time favorite.
I think my #1358 is still a 9. Either that or a high 8.
by Hymie
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 3402

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

245. The Guess Who – No Time - 7
8
by Hymie
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 3402

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

Rob wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:42 am
244. Billie Holiday – Don’t Explain
4

As good as she was, the excessive violins kill it for me.
by Hymie
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 3402

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

Rob wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:45 am
243. Phil Collins – You’ll Be In My Heart
3
by Hymie
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF WC Forgotten Hits Edition 1
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: Forgotten Hits Weekly Chart: Part I

I like the idea, but where are the 1950s and 1960s things?

Here's a few:

I've Been Hurt - Bill Deal & Rhondells

Nobody But You Babe - Clarence Reid

Click Clack - Dickey Doo & the Don'ts

Selfish One - Jackie Ross

Beg, Borrow And Steal - Ohio Express

I'm Stickin' With You - Jimmy Bowen
by Hymie
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 3402

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

Rob wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:23 am
242. Belle and Sebastian – I Want the World to Stop
5
by Hymie
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 3402

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

Rob wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:42 pm
Big Star - You Can't Have Me: 6
I never understood what makes this band so special to many people
Me either. The Box Tops are EASILY the best band that Alex Chilton was in.
by Hymie
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 3402

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

Rob wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:02 am
241. The Pretty Reckless – Take Me Down
4
by Hymie
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 3402

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

Rob wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:04 am
240. Big Star – You Can’t Have Me
3
by Hymie
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 3402

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

Rob wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:39 am
239. King Tuff – Loser’s Wall
3
by Hymie
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 3402

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

Rob wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:19 am
236. Chuck Person – A3
2
by Hymie
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 3402

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

Rob wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:59 am
235. Laura Nyro – Gibsom Street
3
by Hymie
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 3402

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

Rob wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:26 am
236. Happy Mondays – Hallelujah*
2
by Hymie
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 3402

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

Rob wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:44 am
235. George Thorogood and the Destroyers – Bad to the Bone
7
by Hymie
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: An Interesting Project
Replies: 8
Views: 1120

Re: An Interesting Project

Sammy Davis Jr. doesn't do black music!
by Hymie
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 3402

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

You know, I'm thinking that the first song of each new month should automatically be a Himey :-)
by Hymie
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 194
Views: 27210

Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS

Thanks for this poll, it's been an amazing time reading all of your information and listening to the songs I didn't know. I don't know if it's true for anyone else, but my top vote for Suspicious Minds was mainly for his live performance on From Vegas to Memphis. It was randomly included instead of...
by Hymie
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 194
Views: 27210

Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS

mileswide wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:45 pm
Exhaustively researched, enjoyed reading the back stories of all the songs! Any chance of a Johnny Cash poll at some point if it hasn't already been done?
Thanks. Cash would be rough for me. I really like his Sun stuff and a few Columbia things, but I don't know many of his songs after the 60s.
by Hymie
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 194
Views: 27210

Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS

The number one song on the countdown is "Jailhouse Rock" from 1957. Written by Leiber and Stoller for the movie of the same name, it was another one of Elvis' monster 1950s hits, #1 on for 6 weeks on the Billboard Top 100, and also topping their R&B and country charts. Rolling Stone magazine include...
by Hymie
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: An Interesting Project
Replies: 8
Views: 1120

Re: An Interesting Project

It'll be VERY wide. Sampson considers all forms of popular black music (soul, funk, disco, hip hop, etc..) to be rock, as do I.
by Hymie
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - September 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 3402

Re: Biggest Fan - September 2019

Rob wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:20 am
234. Yo La Tengo – One PM Again
Certainly nothing offensive here, but nothing very exciting either. Innocuous item that gets a 4 (okay) on my scale.
by Hymie
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1986 Poll
Replies: 91
Views: 13757

Re: Albums and Songs of 1986 Poll

Henrik wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:16 am
1 | Prince | Kiss
We have the same #1 song, but nothing else in common.

Henrik wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:16 am
I’m pleased with this list, although this is probably my least favourite year in rock history.
What year would you say that rock started?

The thread I started tonight "An Interesting Project" has it starting in 1947.
by Hymie
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: An Interesting Project
Replies: 8
Views: 1120

Re: An Interesting Project

It was apparently inspired by https://motownjunkies.co.uk which I can see being my new obsession, so thanks for the link! Yes, the guy who writes it, Sampson, asked me what I thought about the idea a few years ago. He said he wanted it to be like the Motown thing except covering the entire history ...
by Hymie
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: An Interesting Project
Replies: 8
Views: 1120

An Interesting Project

https://www.spontaneouslunacy.net/about ... us-lunacy/

Examining the history of rock and roll from the start, one song at a time.
by Hymie
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 194
Views: 27210

Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS

We heard song #2, "Don't Be Cruel," from 1956. This song was listed on 36 of the 41 ballots, which was the most of any song on the list. It did however not get as many really high rankings as the #1 song, which had 56 more total points despite being listed on 2 fewer ballots. "Don't Be Cruel" was wr...
by Hymie
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 194
Views: 27210

Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS

We just heard song #3 on the countdown, "Heartbreak Hotel," from 1956. This was his highly anticipated first original release on RCA, and it did not disappoint, getting to #1 on the Billboard Top 100 and staying there for 7 weeks, and also topping the country chart for an amazing 17 weeks. The song ...
by Hymie
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - August 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 29937

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Rob wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:33 am
233. The Band – King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
4
by Hymie
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 194
Views: 27210

Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS

andyd1010 wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:03 am
Hymie, I'm curious, what do you think was his best vocal performance?
I don't know, maybe "It's Now Or Never" or "Anyway You Want Me."

Certainly not "Suspicious Minds," In fact if I was to pick his best later day vocal I would say that would be "If I Can Dream," easily.
by Hymie
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 194
Views: 27210

Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS

Nick wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:43 am
Elvis was a fantastic singer, and to me, his version of "Suspicious Minds" is him at his absolute peak.

I don't think many would agree that Elvis peaked in 1969.
by Hymie
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 194
Views: 27210

Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS

Now there are a few things I like about the Elvis version more than the original. I like how the Elvis version starts off so immediately, I don't get this comment. Both versions have the same intro with the vocal coming in at just before 8 seconds. The only difference is that the guitars are accent...
by Hymie
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 194
Views: 27210

Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS

The #4 song is (gulp) "Suspicious Minds" from 1969. This was Elvis' return to the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 after 7 years. He had last been there with "Good Luck Charm" in 1962. The song was written and first recorded by American songwriter Mark James. James had written "Hooked On A Feeling" ...
by Hymie
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1987 Poll
Replies: 55
Views: 2598

Re: Albums and Songs of 1987 Poll

SONGS 1. Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On - Gloria Hardiman 2. White Christmas (Live) - Bill Pinckney & the Original Drifters 3. Ol' Man River (Live) - Bill Pinckney & the Original Drifters 4. Christmas In Hollis - Run-DMC 5. I Couldn't Believe It - David Ruffin & Eddie Kendricks 6. Got My Mind S...
by Hymie
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 194
Views: 27210

Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS

We are up among the top 5 Elvis songs now. The #5 song is "Mystery Train," the 5th and final Sun single, from 1955. The song was written and originally recorded by Junior Parker in 1953. This was also a Sun release, as by Little Junior's Blue Flames. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grK6xP-A12I Elvis...
by Hymie
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - August 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 29937

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Rob wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:34 am
232. Siouxie and the Banshees – Sin in My Heart
4
by Hymie
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 194
Views: 27210

Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS

Song #6 is "Hound Dog" from 1956. After all these years I still feel like this is the first song that comes to mind for most people when they think of Elvis. There's just something definitive about it. It reached #2 on the Billboard Top 100, stuck behind its own flip side. There have been lots of gr...
by Hymie
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 194
Views: 27210

Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS

Nick wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:58 pm
Hymie wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:38 pm
Wezzo wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:34 pm
Ah, shame In the Ghetto just missed out on a top-ten spot.
Funny you should say that. My older friends are really pissed that it finished so high.
How do they feel about the top 5 placement of "Suspicious Minds"?
IF it is top 5, I will comment :-)
by Hymie
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - August 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 29937

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Rob wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:34 pm
The Mellows – Lovable Lily: 6

Doo-wop is among my least favorite genres, but this was kind of nice. Lillian Leach has a nice, light voice.
Here is her one minor hit:

by Hymie
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 194
Views: 27210

Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS

The #7 song is "That's All Right" from 1954. This is Presley's first release. As the story goes Elvis, Scotty and Bill had tried several different songs that day in the Sun Studio and nothing was really clicking. During a break Elvis started messing around singing this old Arthur Crudup tune from 19...
by Hymie
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - August 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 29937

Re: Biggest Fan - August 2019

Rob wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:53 am
231. The Mellows – Lovable Lily
9

Lily is Lillian Leach. Here's the group with Alan Freed.


Image
by Hymie
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 194
Views: 27210

Re: Best Elvis Presley Songs - RESULTS

Song #8 is "All Shook Up" from 1957. This was one of EP's monster hits. It was #1 on the Billboard Top 100 for 8 weeks and was on the chart for 30 weeks. The song was written by Otis Blackwell and Elvis. Elvis himself, during an interview on October 28, 1957, said: "I've never even had an idea for a...
by Hymie
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Boys Blue - You Got What I Want
Replies: 5
Views: 2137

Re: The Boys Blue - You Got What I Want

Their stuff is called Freakbeat.