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489. Kool & the Gang - Joanna 5/10
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489. Kool & the Gang - Joanna - 7.5
490. The Valentines – The Woo Woo Train - 7
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mileswide wrote: Thu May 14, 2020 8:24 am
Rob wrote: Thu May 14, 2020 7:37 am Rejoice then, as he is back today to woo us!
Which is exactly what you predicted on Monday- spooky! :?
Indeed! It's not as if I plan all of these every Sunday and could have known.

The Valentines – The Woo Woo Train: 6
That sax indeed goes a long way to make this song worthwhile. Before it seems a minor doo-wop song, but the sax gives it a sudden swing.

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Rob wrote: Thu May 14, 2020 3:14 pm Indeed! It's not as if I plan all of these every Sunday and could have known.
And there was me thinking the Randomatron picked the song on the day! I can never look at Biggest Fan in the same way now...

The Wombats - Let's Dance to Joy Division gets a nostalgia-fuelled 6
Trettioåriga Kriget - Jag och jag og “jag” 7
Van Morrison - Almost Independence Day 8.5
David Shire - Theme from 'The Conversation' 5
Big Country - Fields of Fire 8
Kool & the Gang - Joanna 3
The Valentines - The Woo Woo Train 4
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490. The Valentines – The Woo Woo Train 5/10
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When a Hymie comes along, the Zombeels are never far away. He brings along his second nomination of Zeus:

491. Zeus – How Does It Feel?
Year: 2010
Album: Say Us
Biggest Fan: Zombeels (#498)

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491. Zeus – How Does It Feel? - 7
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Rob wrote: Fri May 15, 2020 7:23 am491. Zeus – How Does It Feel?
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Kool & the Gang - Joanna: 2
The Valentines - The Woo Woo Train: 7.75 (Enters the charts at #8064 all-time!)

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490. The Valentines - The Woo Woo Train: 6/10
491. Zeus - How Does It Feel?: 7/10
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Zeus – How Does It Feel?: 7

I can't really recall the last Zeus song that appeared here - The Sound of You - but apparently I gave that one a 6. This seems more memorable, an old-fashioned song almost in the style of The Beatles or The Kinks, but not quite. It just has enough character of it's own to make it worthwhile.
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492. Trisha Yearwood – Thinkin’ About You
Year: 1995
Album: Thinkin’ About You
Biggest Fan: Neil (#831)

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Rob wrote: Sat May 16, 2020 8:15 am492. Trisha Yearwood – Thinkin’ About You
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492. Trisha Yearwood - Thinkin' About You: 5/10
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Trisha Yearwood – Thinkin’ About You: 6
I expect something more maudlin or schmaltzy. I got something more sincere. Not particularly original, but not a bad listen.
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485. Trettioåriga Kriget – Jag och jag og “jag”: 6
486. Van Morrison – Almost Independence Day: 7
487. David Shire – Theme from “The Conversation”: 5
488. Big Country – Fields of Fire: 5
489. Kool & the Gang - Joanna: 3
490. The Valentines – The Woo Woo Train: 4
491. Zeus – How Does It Feel?: 4
492. Trisha Yearwood – Thinkin’ About You: 3
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492. Trisha Yearwood - Thinkin' About You: 3/10
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493. Annie Crummer - Language
Year: 1992
Album: Language
Biggest Fan: Red Ant (#860)

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Rob wrote: Sun May 17, 2020 12:20 pm493. Annie Crummer - Language
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493. Annie Crummer - Language 6/10
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Annie Crummer - Language: 4
Rarely has African music been used worse than here. It sounds very tacky and the dated production sounds cheap.
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493. Annie Crummer - Language: 5/10
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493. Annie Crummer - Language - 6
Somehow have not heard this before despite being a big hit in New Zealand. Kiwi patriotism is such that if this happens to a song, this means that no-one wanted to keep it around. It is definitely very of its time but I get some enjoyment from it.
Rob wrote: Sun May 17, 2020 3:40 pm Rarely has African music been used worse than here.
I must make a correction here - the musical backing is from the Cook Islands (in the Pacific), and I believe the non-English lyrics are Cook Island Maori. It may be influenced by 80's world music production but it's definitely not African.

(Also, I will be getting to the songs before this soon, just been doing other polls for the moment)
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Language gets a 7 from me. I kinda dig it.
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491. Zeus – How Does It Feel?: 5.5
492. Trisha Yearwood – Thinkin’ About You: 1.5
493. Annie Crummer - Language: 2

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The second appearance by Ben Folds, though this time around he left four people at home.

494. Ben Folds – Still Fighting It
Year: 2001
Album: Rockin’ the Suburbs
Biggest Fan: JohnnyBGoode (#52)

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Safetycat wrote: Sun May 17, 2020 9:57 pm
Rob wrote: Sun May 17, 2020 3:40 pm Rarely has African music been used worse than here.
I must make a correction here - the musical backing is from the Cook Islands (in the Pacific), and I believe the non-English lyrics are Cook Island Maori. It may be influenced by 80's world music production but it's definitely not African.
I stand corrected. It makes sense considering her background. It doesn't make it sound better though.
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Ben Folds – Still Fighting It: 7
I feel like that
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492. Trisha Yearwood – Thinkin’ About You - 6
493. Annie Crummer - Language - 7
494. Ben Folds – Still Fighting It - 8
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Rob wrote: Mon May 18, 2020 7:19 am494. Ben Folds – Still Fighting It
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Still Fighting It gets an 8 from me.
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494. Ben Folds – Still Fighting It 7/10
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494. Ben Folds - Still Fighting It: 7/10
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Ben Folds – Still Fighting It: 6
Surprised he sings sincerely this well, as I always have this idea of Ben Folds being completely ironic all of the time. A nice change of pace, but as per usual with this guy he never completely grabs me.
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The second appearance by Vampire Weekend. It’s a bubbler on AM.

495. Vampire Weekend - Walcott
Year: 2008
Album: Vampire Weekend
Biggest Fan: Acroamor (#425)

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495. Vampire Weekend - Walcott 8/10
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Vampire Weekend - Walcott: 7.5

I really like the album and this is a solid song.
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Rob wrote: Tue May 19, 2020 7:42 am495. Vampire Weekend - Walcott
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I thought that Walcott was the name of the group and that the song was "Vampire Weekend" but then I heard the word Walcott in the lyrics and figured it out.
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494. Ben Folds – Still Fighting It: 6

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Hymie wrote: Tue May 19, 2020 12:34 pm
Rob wrote: Tue May 19, 2020 7:42 am495. Vampire Weekend - Walcott
I thought that Walcott was the name of the group and that the song was "Vampire Weekend" but then I heard the word Walcott in the lyrics and figured it out.
The name of the band is always on the left. Besides, as I said, this is not the first appearance of Vampire Weekend in this game (and far, far from the first mention of this band on this forum; they are quite popular around here).

Vampire Weekend - Walcott: 8
Much better than the previous appearance (which would be exactly a year ago, save for two days), I Think Ur a Contra, which I thought was one of their lesser songs. This certainly belongs to their better songs. I believe someone on this forum once described them as a band that should be annoying, but somehow aren't. That always stuck with me as an apt description of Vampire Weekend. There is almost too much of a precious jingle sound going on here, but it can't help becoming as infectious as all hell.
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495. Vampire Weekend - Walcott: 8/10
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Today’s song ranks at #7039 on AM.

496. Deep Purple - Burn
Year: 1974
Album: Burn
Biggest Fan: Brad (#484)

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Rob wrote: Wed May 20, 2020 7:25 am496. Deep Purple - Burn
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Rob wrote: Tue May 19, 2020 3:30 pm
Hymie wrote: Tue May 19, 2020 12:34 pm
Rob wrote: Tue May 19, 2020 7:42 am495. Vampire Weekend - Walcott
I thought that Walcott was the name of the group and that the song was "Vampire Weekend" but then I heard the word Walcott in the lyrics and figured it out.
The name of the band is always on the left. Besides, as I said, this is not the first appearance of Vampire Weekend in this game (and far, far from the first mention of this band on this forum; they are quite popular around here).
My post was hyperbole to make the point that these modern groups have names that could easily be song titles, and song titles that could easily be group names. It was a lot easier when the title was like "I Love You" and the group was called The Volumes.

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496. Deep Purple - Burn: 8/10
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Deep Purple - Burn: 8

One of those songs I'm surprised didn't get more votes. It is a low-key hard rock classic after all. Deep Purple around these years can do no wrong with me. A bit on the proggy side, but still retaining a certain amount of cool.
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496. Deep Purple - Burn 9/10
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495. Vampire Weekend - Walcott: 7
496. Deep Purple - Burn: 9.75 (now #274 on my all-time list)

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497. The Durutti Column - Otis
Year: 1989
Album: Vini Reilly
Biggest Fan: Krurze (#237)

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497. The Durutti Column - Otis 7.5/10
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