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"That's All Right" playlist (the top 100 AM artists)

Post by Live in Phoenix » Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:01 am

It was 60 years ago that the results of Elvis “acting the fool” one evening with Arthur Crudup’s song, “That’s All Right, Mama,” was released on an unsuspecting public. Elvis's first single became a regional hit, and before too long, America and anywhere else touched by rock & roll would never be the same. (As Vibe magazine put it in their 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century, his musical debts notwithstanding, Elvis changed popular culture like Star Wars changed movies.) In honor of this day, I am listing the debut commercial single of every AM top 100 artist, under their major league AM-listed stage name. (This is irrespective of other parallels with Elvis's "That's All Right." The Top Artists listing itself says it should not be taken too seriously, and the same goes here, but it makes for a fairly short and simple, AM-oriented playlist with many significant names.) There are minor allowances in the case of someone like Little Stevie Wonder, James Brown with the Famous Flames, the Velvet Underground & Nico, etc. Band work and solo work distinctions & exceptions will (usually) mirror the AM listings. For the purposes of this playlist, with its emphasis on singles, it's not significant if the artist has a prior LP or EP appearance. Promo singles are disregarded here in favor of retail singles.

Source info and time listings were mainly from Rate Your Music, Discogs, and Wikipedia. (RYM purports to have the image of every single's original version.) I'm not Honorio, who makes things look so easy ... so there might be an error or two here. Corrections for any mistakes are welcome--just keep in mind that there were a few subjective calls that I made. I checked all the links recently, but it's YouTube, so some link could eventually go down.

This playlist will provide the A-side and at least one B-side of the first “regular” single by each of the top 100 artists -- no old careers under old band names or “My Bonnie” background work, this time out. Nothing too complicated. “That’s All Right” b/w “Blue Moon of Kentucky” was released almost the exact calendar day that Elvis recorded “My Happiness” the year beforehand, on July 18th. What with the two occasions being so close together during the year (it's the 18th or 19th right now, depending on where you live), I am also honoring that moment in a separate thread...

UPDATE: The 7 new top 100 artists, per the 2014 update, are included near the bottom of the page.




Elvis Presley - "That's All Right" (19 July 1954)
B-side: "Blue Moon of Kentucky"
A & B: (Youtube me)
According to Elvis biographer Peter Guralnick, whom I quote elsewhere, "Blue Moon of Kentucky" was the hit!

AC/DC - "Can I Sit Next To You, Girl" Dave Evans vocal (22 July 1974) (youtube link)
B-side: "Rockin' in the Parlour" (youtube link)

Arcade Fire - "Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)" (20 June 2004) (youtube link)
B-side: "My Buddy" (Alvino Rey Orchestra, live radio broadcast, 1940) (youtube link)

The Band - "The Weight" (August 1968) (youtube link)
B-side: "I Shall Be Released" (youtube link)
The U.S. version of the single simply lists the names of all the band members in place of a band name.
They had also had singles released as the Canadian Squires, and Levon and the Hawks.




The Beach Boys - "Surfin'" (mid-November, or 8 December, 1961)
B-side: "Luau"
A & B: (youtube link)

Beastie Boys - "Cooky Puss" (1983)
Cooky Puss 3:12 / Bonus Batter 2:15 / Beastie Revolution 5:00 / Cooky Puss (censored version) 3:12
(youtube link)

The Beatles - "Love Me Do" early pressing w/Ringo Starr drumming 2:22 (5 October 1962) (youtube link)
B-side: "P.S. I Love You" (youtube link)

Beck - "MTV Makes Me Want To Smoke Crack" split 7" with Bean (April 1993) (youtube link)
Beck - "To See That Woman of Mine" (youtube link)
N/A: Bean - "Privates On Parade" / "Rock Scissors Paper"




Chuck Berry and His Combo - "Maybellene" (July 1955)
B-side: "Wee Wee Hours"
A & B: (youtube link)

Bjork - "Human Behaviour" (7 June 1993) (Music video)
"Atlantic" (youtube link)
"Human Behaviour (Underworld Mix)" 12:00 (youtube link)
"Human Behaviour ('Close To Human Mix')" 6:22 (youtube link)
"Human Behaviour (Dom T. Mix)" 6:58 (youtube link)

Black Sabbath - "Evil Woman" (9 January 1970) (youtube link)
B-side: "Wicked World" (youtube link)

Blur - "She's So High" edit 3:47 (15 October 1990) (youtube link)
7" B-side: "I Know" (youtube link)
12" B-side: "Sing" (youtube link)
N/A: "I Know (Extended)," "Down" (CD B-sides)
Rate Your Music lists the CD version, with the purple cover, as the original issue of the single.



David Bowie with the Lower Third - "Can't Help Thinking About Me" (14 January 1966) (youtube link)
B-side: "And I Say to Myself" (youtube link)

James Brown with The Famous Flames - "Please Please Please" (March 1956) (youtube link)
B-side: "Why Do You Do Me" (youtube link)

The Byrds - "Mr. Tambourine Man" (12 April 1965) (youtube link)
B-side: "I Knew I'd Want You" (youtube link)

Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band - "Diddy Wah Diddy" (March 1966) (youtube link)
B-side: "Who Do You Think You're Fooling" (youtube link)




Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two - "Hey, Porter" (21 June 1955) (youtube link)
B-side: "Cry! Cry! Cry!" (youtube link)

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - "In the Ghetto" (18 June 1984) (youtube link)
B-side: "The Moon Is in the Gutter" (youtube link)

Ray Charles Trio - "I've Had My Fun" (1949) (youtube link)
B-side: "Sitting on Top of the World" (youtube link)
Wikipedia switches the order. I've seen both record sides, and "I've Had My Fun" is '215-A' while "Sitting on Top of the World" is simply '215-A +' instead of 'B.'

The Clash - "White Riot" single version 1:58 (18 March 1977) (youtube link)
B-side: "1977" (youtube link)





Leonard Cohen
- "Suzanne" (February 1968) (youtube link)
B-side: "Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye" (youtube link)

John Coltrane - "Time Was" part 1 & 2 (1957, Prestige 45-107) (youtube link)
From his first album Coltrane (pictured above), recorded May 31. This is the only single I couldn't find a picture of.

Sam Cooke - "You Send Me" (7 September 1957) (youtube link)
B-side: "Summertime" (youtube link)

Elvis Costello - "Less Than Zero" (25 March 1977) (youtube link)
B-side: "Radio Sweetheart" (youtube link)




Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Suzie Q. (Part One)" (15 June 1968) (youtube link)
B-side: "Suzie Q. (Part Two)" (youtube link)
"Porterville" was actually the first single from their debut album... yet the actual single was the last one the band released as The Golliwogs.

The Cure - "Killing an Arab" (December 1978) (youtube link)
B-side: "10:15 Saturday Night" (youtube link)

Daft Punk - "The New Wave" (11 April 1994)
The New Wave (edit) 5:17 / The New Wave (full length) 7:12 / Assault 5:46 / Alive (New Wave Final Mix) 5:15
(youtube link)

Miles Davis All Stars - "Milestones" (1947...or 1948) (youtube link)
B-side: "Sippin' at Bell's" (youtube link)





The Doors
- "Break On Through (To the Other Side)" (1 January 1967) (youtube link)
B-side: "End of the Night" (youtube link)

Nick Drake - No single released during Drake's career
In 1993, a promo single of "Northern Sky / Hazey Jane II / Cello Song / Time Has Told Me" was issued. Finally, in 2004, a retail single of "Magic" b/w "Northern Sky" was released.
"Magic" 2:50? (youtube link)
"Northern Sky" (youtube link)

Bob Dylan - "Mixed-Up Confusion" 2:28? (14 December 1962) (youtube link)
N/A: B-side "Corrina, Corrina" (a different take from the Freewheelin' Bob Dylan version). Both sides of the single are commercially available as bonus tracks on the 2-CD import Carolyn Hester Introduces Bob Dylan.

Eminem - "Just Don't Give a Fuck" Slim Shady EP version (10 December 1997) (youtube link)
"Just Don't Give A Fuck (Clean Version)" (youtube link)
"Just Don't Give A Fuck (Instrumental)" (youtube link)
"Just Don't Give A Fuck (A Cappella)" (youtube link)
"Brain Damage" (youtube link)
"Low Down, Dirty" (youtube link)
"Just The Two Of Us" (youtube link)



Brian Eno - "Seven Deadly Finns" (March 1974)
B-side: "Later On"
A & B: (youtube link)

Fleetwood Mac- "I Believe My Time Ain't Long" (November 1967) (youtube link)
B-side: "Rambling Pony" (youtube link)

Aretha Franklin - "Never Grow Old" (1956)
"You Grow Closer"
A & B: (youtube link)

Funkadelic/Parliament
Funkadelic has the first single between the two.

Funkadelic - "Music for My Mother" 4:00 (1969) (youtube link)
B-side: "Music For My Mother (Instrumental)" 5:00 (youtube link) (6:17, only one on YouTube -- different version?)





Marvin Gaye - "Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide" (25 May 1961) (youtube link)
B-side: "Never Let You Go (Sha-Lu Bop)" (youtube link)

Al Greene & the Soul Mates - "Back Up Train" (October 1967) (youtube link)
B-side: "Don't Leave Me" (youtube link)

Guns N’ Roses - "It's So Easy" (15 June 1987) (Music video)
B-side (or double A-side): "Mr. Brownstone" (youtube link)
B-side: "Shadow Of Your Love (Live)" (youtube link)
B-side: "Move To The City (Live)" (youtube link)

PJ Harvey - "Dress" (September 1991) (music video)
B-sides:
"Water" demo 4:35 (youtube link)
"Dry" demo 3:36 (youtube link)




Jimi Hendrix - "Hey Joe" (December 1966, UK) (youtube link)
B-side (UK): "Stone Free" (youtube link)

Buddy Holly & the Crickets --> Buddy Holly - "Blue Days-Black Nights" (April 1956) (youtube link)
B-side: "Love Me" (youtube link)
Discogs places "Love Me" as the A-side.

Michael Jackson - "Got To Be There" (7 October 1971) (youtube link)
B-side: "Maria (You Were The Only One)" (youtube link)

The Jam - "In the City" (29 April 1977) (youtube link)
B-side: "Takin' My Love" (youtube link)




Jay-Z - "In My Lifetime" (25 July 1995) (youtube link)
B-sides: "In My Lifetime (Big Jaz Radio Remix)" (youtube link)
B-sides: "Can't Get Wit That (DJ Clark Kent Version)" (youtube link)

Elton John - "I've Been Loving You" (1 March 1968) (youtube link)
B-side: "Here's to the Next Time" (youtube link)

Joy Division - "Transmission" (October 1979) (youtube link)
B-side: "Novelty" (youtube link)

The Kinks - "Long Tall Sally" (7 February 1964)
B-side: "I Took My Baby Home"
A & B-sides: (youtube link)




Kraftwerk - "Kohoutek - Kometenmelodie (Version 1)" (1973)
B-side: "Kohoutek - Kometenmelodie (Version 2)"
A & B sides: (youtube link)

LCD Soundsystem - "Losing My Edge" 7:51 (8 July 2002) (youtube link)
B-side: "Beat Connection (Extended Disco Dub)" (youtube link) (Disco Dub Version only ... same song?)

Led Zeppelin - "Good Times Bad Times" (10 March 1969) (youtube link)
B-side: "Communication Breakdown" (youtube link)

John Lennon - "Instant Karma!" (6 February 1970, UK; 20 February 1970, US) (youtube link)
B-side: Yoko Ono - "Who Has Seen the Wind?" (youtube link)
I'm being kind of an ass about this...Lennon's first two singles were credited to "Plastic Ono Band." If you prefer, "Give Peace a Chance" / Yoko Ono's "Remember Love" (July 1969) is the first solo single. "Instant Karma!" receives the first solo billing, though in the UK it's credited to "Lennon/Ono with the Plastic Ono Band." Lennon is consistently billed as "John Lennon" by his fourth single, "Mother" b/w "Why."




Little Richard - "Taxi Blues" (November 1951) (youtube link)
B-side: "Every Hour" (youtube link)
Wikipedia and Discogs both list "Tutti Frutti" (1955) as the first single.

Madonna - "Everybody" (6 October 1982)
Edit Version / Instrumental / Extended Album Version / Dub Version: (youtube link)

Bob Marley and the Wailers --> The Wailers - "I Don't Need Your Love" (1964) (youtube link)
B-side: "Simmer Down" (youtube link)
Discogs puts "Simmer Down" as the B-side for the Coxsone issue of the single; then reverses the order for the 1965 Ska Beat issue of the single. (Accurate or not, the record company practice of reversing the A-side and B-side for different versions of the single drives me bonkers.) The earliest single I noticed with Bob Marley's name in front of the Wailers was "Do You Remember?" b/w "Hoot Nanny Hoot," also from 1964. By the way, "Bob Marley and the Wailers" is not a consistent tag until Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer depart!

Massive Attack ‎– "Any Love" (featuring Daddy Gee and Carlton) 12" single (1988)
I once tracked down clips of all 4 tracks (Original + Bonus, and Inst. + Acapella), but they got taken down. So thanks to the perilous state of YouTube, I just have 2 tracks.
Original: (youtube link)
Acapella: (youtube link)



Metallica - "Whiplash" (8 August 1983)
A1 "Jump In The Fire" (youtube link)
A2 "Whiplash (Special Neckbrace Remix)" 4:10 (youtube link)
B1 "Seek And Destroy (Live)" (youtube link)
B2 "Phantom Lord (Live)" (youtube link)
Yes, apparently "Whiplash" is not the lead-off to its own single.

Charles Mingus - Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting (Parts I & II) (1960)
This is track #1 of his Blues & Roots album, and the one & only Mingus single release. (Blues & Roots album link) first 5 minutes, 42 seconds

Trivia note (2013 update): Out of the top 100 AM artists, Little Richard scores the lowest among album artists, at #322. The highest-ranking non-top 100 album artist is Ray Charles, at #55 all-time. The three top 100 AM artists who score the lowest in singles are Mingus (unranked), Frank Zappa/The Mothers of Invention (unranked), and Brian Eno at #950. The highest-ranking non-top 100 singles artist is Miles Davis, at #26 all-time.

Joni Mitchell - "Night in the City" (July 1968) (youtube link)
B-side: "I Had A King" (youtube link)
Per RYM, this image is not the single's primary issue...but they had no image for that one.

Van Morrison - "Brown Eyed Girl" (June 1967) (youtube link)
B-side: "Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye)" (youtube link)




New Order - "Ceremony" initial single version 4:34 (6 March 1981) (youtube link)
B-side: "In a Lonely Place" (youtube link)

Nirvana - "Love Buzz" slightly different mix, w/sound collage 3:35 (November 1988)
B-side: "Big Cheese"
A & B: (youtube link)

Oasis - "Supersonic" (11 April 1994)
"Take Me Away"
"I Will Believe" (Live)
All: (youtube link)

OutKast - "Player's Ball" (19 November 1993)
Player's Ball (Album Version) (youtube link)
Player's Ball (Instrumental) (youtube link)
Player's Ball (Radio Edit) (youtube link)
N/A?: Player's Ball (TV Mix)




Pavement - "Summer Babe" non-Winter Version mix (23 August 1991)
Non-Winter Version "Summer Babe": (Westing (By Musket and Sextant) album link) around the 37:55 mark
"Mercy Snack" (youtube link)
"Baptist Blacktick" (youtube link)

The Pink Floyd - "Arnold Layne" (10 March 1967, UK) (music video)
B-side: "Candy and a Currant Bun" (youtube link)

Pixies - "Gigantic" re-recorded single version 3:14 (22 August 1988) (youtube link)
B-side: "River Euphrates" new version 3:24 (youtube link)
N/A?: "Vamos" (Live) 3:29 / "Heaven (Lady in the Radiator Song)" (Live) 1:49
There are other versions of the two live songs available on YouTube.

The Police - "Fall Out" (1 May 1977) (youtube link)
B-side: "Nothing Achieving" (youtube link)




Portishead - "Numb" (6 June 1994)
"Numb" (youtube link)
"Numbed In Moscow" (youtube link)
"Revenge Of The Number" (youtube link)
"A Tribute To Monk & Canatella" (youtube link)

Primal Scream - "All Fall Down" (May 1985) (youtube link)
B-side: "It Happens" (youtube link)

Prince - "Soft and Wet" 3:01 (7 June 1978)
B-side: "So Blue" 4:26
Maybe you heard that Prince doesn't like stuff his being on YouTube. But meanwhile over at Spotify...


Public Enemy - "Public Enemy #1" (March 1987)
Public Enemy #1 4:46 / Public Enemy #1 (Instrumental) / Timebomb 2:54 / Son Of Public Enemy (Flavor Whop Version)
"Timebomb" (youtube link)
Public Enemy is actually as bad or worse as Prince, when it comes to YouTube or Spotify availability.



Radiohead - "Creep" (21 September 1992) (youtube link)
"Lurgee" (youtube link)
"Inside My Head" (youtube link)
"Million Dollar Question" (youtube link)

Ramones - "Blitzkrieg Bop" (April 1976) (Ramones album link, Track #1)
B-side: "Havana Affair" (at the 17:08 mark, same link ... otherwise not showing up on YouTube)

Otis Redding and the Pinetoppers - "Fat Gal" (1961) (youtube link)
B-side: "Shout Bamalama" (youtube link)
Ye gods. Apparently Orbit Records was started in order to re-release this 45 with a different label. I've also seen 1960 and 1962 release dates for this record.

Lou Reed - "I Can't Stand It" (June 1972) (youtube link)
B-side: "Going Down" (youtube link)



R.E.M. - "Radio Free Europe" Hib-Tone version (8 July 1981) (youtube link)
B-side: "Sitting Still" (youtube link)

The Rolling Stones - "Come On" (June 1963) (youtube link)
B-side: "I Want to Be Loved" (youtube link)

Roxy Music - "Virginia Plain" (August 1972) (youtube link)
B-side: "The Numberer" (youtube link)

Sex Pistols - "Anarchy in the U.K." (26 November 1976) (youtube link)
B-side: "I Wanna Be Me" (youtube link)




Simon and Garfunkel - "The Sounds of Silence" overdubbed (September 1965) (youtube link)
B-side: "We've Got A Groovey Thing Goin'" (youtube link)

Frank Sinatra - "The Night We Called It a Day" (March 1942) (youtube link)
B-side: "Night and Day" (youtube link)
A legit 1942 version of either song was N/A on YouTube, so I uploaded the mothers myself.
Supposedly the U.S. version, the primary issue, reverses the order. But because "The Night We Called It a Day" is B-11463-A, and "Night and Day" is B-11463-B, I'm inclined to disagree (unless I'm freaking wrong).
Harry James and his Orchestra - "From the Bottom of My Heart" b/w "Melancholy Mood" (1939) marks Sinatra's first appearance on a single.

Sly and the Family Stone - "I Ain't Got Nobody" (1967) (youtube link)
B-side: "I Can't Turn You Loose" (youtube link)

Patti Smith - "Hey Joe (Version)" (August 1974) (youtube link)
B-side: "Piss Factory" (youtube link)




The Smiths - "Hand in Glove" (13 May 1983) (youtube link)
B-side: "Handsome Devil" (Live at The Haçienda, Manchester 4/2/83) (youtube link)

Sonic Youth - "Death Valley '69" Iridescence Records version (December 1984) (youtube link)
B-side: "Brave Men Run (In My Family)" (youtube link)

Bruce Springsteen - "Blinded by the Light" 3:58? (February 1973) (youtube link)
B-side: "The Angel" (youtube link)

Steely Dan - "Dallas" (September 1972)
B-side: "Sail the Waterway"
A & B: (youtube link)



The Stooges - "I Wanna Be Your Dog" (October 1969) (youtube link)
B-side: "1969" (youtube link)

Talking Heads - "Love → Building on Fire" (February 1977) (youtube link)
B-side: "New Feeling" (youtube link)

U2 - "Another Day" (26 February 1980)
B-side: "Twilight" (demo version) 4:35
A & B sides: (youtube link)

The Velvet Underground - "All Tomorrow's Parties" edit 2:55 (July 1966) (youtube link)
B-side: "I'll Be Your Mirror" (youtube link)




Tom Waits - "Ol' '55" (March 1973) (youtube link)
B-side: "Midnight Lullaby" (youtube link)

Kanye West - "Through the Wire" (30 September 2003)
A1 Through the Wire (Main) (youtube link)
A2 Through the Wire (Instrumental) (youtube link)
N/A?: B1 Two Words (Clean) feat. Mos Def & Freeway 4:30
B2 Two Words (Main) feat. Mos Def & Freeway (youtube link)
B3 Two Words (Instrumental) (youtube link)

The White Stripes - "Let's Shake Hands" (March 1998) (youtube link)
B-side: "Look Me Over Closely" (Marlene Dietrich cover) (youtube link)

The Who - " Can't Explain" (December 1964, U.S.) (youtube link)
B-side: "Bald Headed Woman" (youtube link)




Wilco - "Box Full of Letters" (July 1995) (youtube link)
N/A: "I Am Not Willing" 3:54 / "Casino Queen" (live) 2:54 / "Who Were You Thinkin' Of" (live) 2:36

Little Stevie Wonder - "I Call It Pretty Music, But the Old People Call It the Blues" (Part 1) (August 1962) (youtube link)
B-side: "" (Part 2) (youtube link) About 30 seconds in

Neil Young - "The Loner" edit 3:05 (21 February 1969) (full-length version only)
B-side: "Sugar Mountain" (youtube link)
Sigh, RYM only has a picture of the "Sugar Mountain" side. Google results only give me a promo single, and a 2004 reissue.

Frank Zappa/The Mothers of Invention
The Mothers Of Invention - "How Could I Be Such a Fool?" (June 1966) (youtube link)
B-side: "Help I'm A Rock (Third Movement: It Can't Happen Here)" 3:12 (Freak Out! album link) 44:18 mark
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Re: "That's All Right" playlist (the top 100 AM artists)

Post by Listyguy » Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:13 am

Wow, this is remarkable. Thanks for sharing it!
I must say, of the 100 singles, my favorite is (not surprisingly) the Hey Joe/Stone Free combo.

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Post by Live in Phoenix » Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:49 am

Thanks -- oddly enough, I hadn't really stopped and thought about what my favorites are here. Now I've got a few standouts, but at any rate, I've got a lot of listening to do...

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Re: "That's All Right" playlist (the top 100 AM artists)

Post by Honorio » Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:00 am

Hi, Live in Phoenix. Just came back from my holiday trip (without Internet) and I just wanted to say that how much I like this thread. Great idea, great format, great info. But the problem with this kind of "closed" (non-participative) threads is that don't get many visits (for instance this thread got the same number of visits than a simultaneous thread where Listyguy discovered he just reached "The Number of the Beast"). A fact that I experienced myself with some of my threads but there's nothing we can do, everyone is free to visit the threads they prefer. In my case I'm going to click on every link you provided and go through the 200 songs (currently listening to Beck's "MTV Makes Me Want to Smoke Crack," btw fantastic song title). And then I will sink my theeth on the "My Happiness" thread (also great).Congratulations, Live in Phoenix!

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Post by Live in Phoenix » Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:34 pm

Thanks, Honorio! I'm pretty computer illiterate, so I directly took some of your cues for url "youtube links" and imgsize manipulation. I definitely want to work my way through all the songs a couple times. For a moment, I had thought of encouraging participation by tallying the most favorite and maybe least favorite singles here, but now I think it's beside the point to put any of these songs down; it'd be like looking at a Wright brothers airplane or Action Comics #1 and making fun of it. In their own way, a musician's earliest recorded moments are practically as important for them as their big "Sgt. Pepper" or "Like a Rolling Stone" moment, which is what fascinated me about putting this all together, besides the 60th anniversary timing. Well, anyway, I guess this thread will just get however many views it's gonna get. (My old one-post "Rolling Stone Albums/Songs of the Year 1968-1976 and 1979" thread had 643 views...how'd I pull that off??)

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Re: "That's All Right" playlist (the top 100 AM artists)

Post by Live in Phoenix » Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:18 am

So, you may have heard that there was a 2014 update. When I'm done posting for the "My Happiness" thread, I will work on putting up some links for the 10 new musicians to the Top 100 artists listing. In the meantime, here is an updated trivia note:

Out of the top 100 AM artists, Little Richard scores the lowest among album artists, at #342. The highest-ranking non-top 100 album artist is Chuck Berry, at #41 all-time. The top 100 AM artist who scores the lowest among single artists is Miles Davis, at #506. (Miles fell from #26 to #62 all-time.) The highest-ranking non-top 100 singles artist is PJ Harvey, at #61 all-time.

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Re: "That's All Right" playlist (the top 100 AM artists)

Post by Honorio » Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:20 am

Well, Live in Phoenix, I finally went through the (more than 200 songs) of this wonderful thread. It has been a quite exhausting but surely rewarding experience. And I've decided to rank in order of preference the A-side of every single, trying to not consider at all the posterior career of the artist/band, only taking into account the pure personal enjoyement of that particular song.

This is the list (yes, with Sex Pistols -and not Bing Crosby- on #1):
1. Sex Pistols - "Anarchy in the U.K." (1976)
2. Leonard Cohen - "Suzanne" (1968)
3. The Stooges - "I Wanna Be Your Dog" (1969)
4. Van Morrison - "Brown Eyed Girl" (1967)
5. Radiohead - "Creep" (1992)
6. The Band - "The Weight" (1968)
7. Jimi Hendrix - "Hey Joe" (1966)
8. Pixies - "Gigantic" (1988)
9. The Byrds - "Mr. Tambourine Man" (1965)
10. Elvis Presley - "That's All Right" (1954)
11. James Brown with the Famous Flames - "Please Please Please" (1956)
12. Tom Waits - "Ol' '55" (1973)
13. The Velvet Underground - "All Tomorrow's Parties" (1966)
14. The Smiths - "Hand in Glove" (1983)
15. Arcade Fire - "Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)" (2004)
16. Björk - "Human Behaviour" (1993)
17. The Who - "Can't Explain" (1964)
18. Chuck Berry and His Combo - "Maybellene" (1955)
19. Sam Cooke - "You Send Me" (1957)
20. Simon and Garfunkel - "The Sounds of Silence" (1965)
21. The Clash - "White Riot" (1977)
22. Portishead - "Numb" (1994)
23. Miles Davis All Stars - "Milestones" (1948)
24. Nick Drake - "Magic" (2004)
25. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - "In the Ghetto" (1984)
26. Elvis Costello - "Less Than Zero" (1977)
27. Prince - "Soft and Wet" (1978)
28. Ramones - "Blitzkrieg Bop" (1976)
29. The Beatles - "Love Me Do" (1962)
30. The Beach Boys - "Surfin'" (1961)
31. The Cure - "Killing an Arab" (1978)
32. The Jam - "In the City" (1977)
33. Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two - "Hey, Porter" (1955)
34. Joni Mitchell - "Night in the City" (1968)
35. Frank Sinatra - "The Night We Called It a Day" (1942)
36. John Coltrane - "Time Was" (1957)
37. Bruce Springsteen - "Blinded by the Light" (1973)
38. John Lennon - "Instant Karma!" (1970)
39. The Doors - "Break On Through (To the Other Side)" (1967)
40. Wilco - "Box Full of Letters" (1995)
41. Aretha Franklin - "Never Grow Old" (1956)
42. Ray Charles Trio - "I've Had My Fun" (1949)
43. Kanye West - "Through the Wire" (2003)
44. R.E.M. - "Radio Free Europe" (1981)
45. Roxy Music - "Virginia Plain" (1972)
46. Brian Eno - "Seven Deadly Finns" (1974)
47. Blur - "She's So High" (1990)
48. Metallica - "Jump in the Fire" (1983)
49. New Order - "Ceremony" (1981)
50. PJ Harvey - "Dress" (1991)
51. Bob Dylan - "Mixed-Up Confusion" (1962)
52. The Pink Floyd - "Arnold Layne" (1967)
53. Neil Young - "The Loner" (1969)
54. David Bowie with the Lower Third - "Can't Help Thinking About Me" (1966)
55. Led Zeppelin - "Good Times Bad Times" (1969)
56. Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band - "Diddy Wah Diddy" (1966)
57. Buddy Holly - "Blue Days-Black Nights" (1956)
58. Little Richard - "Taxi Blues" (1951)
59. Al Greene & the Soul Mates - "Back Up Train" (1967)
60. Fleetwood Mac- "I Believe My Time Ain't Long" (1967)
61. Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Suzie Q" (1968)
62. Lou Reed - "I Can't Stand It" (1972)
63. Joy Division - "Transmission" (1979)
64. Kraftwerk - "Kohoutek - Kometenmelodie (Version 1)" (1973)
65. Oasis - "Supersonic" (1994)
66. Black Sabbath - "Evil Woman" (1970)
67. Guns N’ Roses - "It's So Easy" (1987)
68. Massive Attack ‎- "Any Love" (1988)
69. Madonna - "Everybody" (1982)
70. OutKast - "Player's Ball" (1993)
71. Sly and the Family Stone - "I Ain't Got Nobody" (1967)
72. Little Stevie Wonder - "I Call It Pretty Music, But the Old People Call It the Blues" (1962)
73. Funkadelic - "Music for My Mother" (1969)
74. Public Enemy - "Public Enemy #1" (1987)
75. Nirvana - "Love Buzz" (1988)
76. Beck - "MTV Makes Me Want to Smoke Crack" (1993)
77. Charles Mingus - "Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting" (1960)
78. The Rolling Stones - "Come On" (1963)
79. The Wailers - "I Don't Need Your Love" (1964)
80. Otis Redding and the Pinetoppers - "Fat Gal" (1961)
81. The Mothers of Invention - "How Could I Be Such a Fool?" (1966)
82. Sonic Youth - "Death Valley '69" (1984)
83. Talking Heads - "Love → Building on Fire" (1977)
84. LCD Soundsystem - "Losing My Edge" (2002)
85. Eminem - "Just Don't Give a Fuck" (1997)
86. Jay-Z - "In My Lifetime" (1995)
87. Steely Dan - "Dallas" (1972)
88. Marvin Gaye - "Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide" (1961)
89. The Kinks - "Long Tall Sally" (1964)
90. Primal Scream - "All Fall Down" (May 1985)
91. Michael Jackson - "Got To Be There" (1971)
92. The Police - "Fall Out" (1977)
93. The White Stripes - "Let's Shake Hands" (1998)
94. U2 - "Another Day" (1980)
95. AC/DC - "Can I Sit Next to You, Girl" (1974)
96. Patti Smith - "Hey Joe (Version)" (1974)
97. Pavement - "Summer Babe" (1991)
98. Daft Punk - "The New Wave" (1994)
99. Elton John - "I've Been Loving You" (1968)
100. Beastie Boys - "Cooky Puss" (1983)


Of course, when you update the thread with the new artists on the Top 100 I will included my personal rankings too. By the way I'm not quite sure now about the ones that are going to enter. According to the last list posted by Henrik they could be The Strokes, M.I.A., Animal Collective, Arctic Monkeys, Kate Bush, Pulp and The Flaming Lips (displacing Charles Mingus, Funkadelic/Parliament, Gun N'Roses, Nick Drake, Frank Zappa/The Mothers of Invention, Little Richard and Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band). But with the bonus score for pre-1965 songs I see that Duke Ellington enter the Top 100 but we don't know (if I'm not wrong) wich artist displaced. But, of course, there's no hurry at all.

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Re: "That's All Right" playlist (the top 100 AM artists)

Post by Live in Phoenix » Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:18 pm

Wow, you sure beat me! Mostly I've been listening to them at work. I have some top songs, but it'd be cool if I and other people could put some kind of list together like yours -- top 15, top 100, whatever.

I've noticed Queen move in & out of the Top 100 a couple times in the last several days, for instance. I'm just going to wait a few weeks before updating the artists.


EDIT - While working through the songs, I found the U2 single in its entirety, which I've now posted

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Re: "That's All Right" playlist (the top 100 AM artists)

Post by Live in Phoenix » Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:36 am

The newest top 100 artists in the final 2014 update (quotations are from Wikipedia):






Animal Collective - "Who Could Win a Rabbit" 2:19 (19 July 2004) (music video)
B-side: "Baby Day" 4:32 (youtube link)


Arctic Monkeys - Five Minutes with Arctic Monkeys: "Fake Tales of San Francisco" 3:00 (30 May 2005) (youtube link)
B-side: "From the Ritz to the Rubble" 3:11 (youtube link)


Kate Bush - "Wuthering Heights" 4:26? (20 January 1978) (music video)
B-side: "Kite" 2:58 (youtube link)


Duke Ellington --> Duke Ellington’s Washingtonians – 'I'm "Gonna" Hang Around My Sugar' (1925) (youtube link)
N/A: B-side "Trombone Blues"


M.I.A. - "Galang" 3:35 (2003) (youtube link)
"Galang" [Cavemen Remix, from the 2004 CD single] 3:55 (youtube link)
"Galang" was originally released on Showbiz Records, which pressed 500 12" vinyl copies. The photo and extra track are from the 2004 CD single (the 2003 release's extra tracks would contain a capella and instrumental versions of "Galang").


Pulp - "My Lighthouse" 3:28 7" Mix (2 May 1983) (youtube link)
B-side: "Looking for Life" 5:26 (youtube link)
Did you think Pulp began sometime around 1995? I know I did at one time. Try 1978.
"There is a very slight difference between the single and album versions of 'My Lighthouse'. The drums and backing vocals are slightly louder on the single version, which was remixed in January 1983."


The Strokes - "Hard to Explain" 3:48 (25 June 2001, UK) (youtube link)
7" Vinyl B-side: "New York City Cops" 3:36? (youtube link)
"The B-side of this single, 'New York City Cops' was omitted from the U.S. version of the album in the wake of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center (the chorus to the song contains the lines 'New York City cops/They ain't too smart')."

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Honorio made an impressive top-to-bottom evaluation of the 100 A-sides, and I decided to post a top 15. My bottom 10 is about halfway similar to Honorio's -- I would lift a few people out (some of them just barely), I would boost Patti Smith, Elton, and MJ, and I would throw The Wailers "I Don't Need Your Love," Beck, and Steely Dan (featuring Jim Hodder, whoever the crap that is) down in the hole :twisted:

My final top 15

1. Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights
2. Elvis Presley - That's All Right
3. Van Morrison - Brown-Eyed Girl
4. The Doors - Break on Through (To the Other Side)
5. The Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop
6. Neil Young - The Loner
7. Bjork - Human Behaviour
8. Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe
9. Arcade Fire - Neighborhood 1 (Tunnels)
10. Radiohead - Creep
11. Chuck Berry [and His Combo] - Maybellene
12. The Band - The Weight
13. The Velvet Underground - All Tomorrow's Parties
14. John Lennon - Instant Karma!
15. Prince - Soft and Wet
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Re: "That's All Right" playlist (the top 100 AM artists)

Post by Live in Phoenix » Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:51 pm

I started my two playlists with Elvis, and I'm going to conclude with Elvis. To my surprise, I found out that the Moody Blue LP was released on July 19, 1977, making his first and last official releases during his life exactly 23 years apart. Included on this LP is Elvis's last recorded song (which was on Halloween, 1976): “He’ll Have to Go,” which is an eerie title up there with “Hard Times Are Over” on John Lennon’s last album. It’s the anniversary of Elvis’s death today (officially pronounced at 3:30pm), and this song seemed like a good closing to everything.

Thanks for tuning in!

"He'll Have to Go": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVMFIh0Tdl8

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