Biggest Fan Songs - May 2020

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503. Ariane Grande, featuring Zedd – Break Free : 5.5
502. Johnny Rivers - Summer Rain : 7.5
501. Danny and the Champions of the World – You Don’t Know (My Heart is in the Right Place) : 6
500. The Books - Take Time : 10
499. Galaxie 500 - Temperature's RIsing : 7
498. First Aid Kit – In the Hearts of Men : 6.5
497. The Durutti Column - Otis : 7 (could get a better grade if it was a bit longer)
496. Deep Purple - Burn : 8
495. Vampire Weekend - Walcott : 8.5 (would have believed you if you had told me it was at the bottom of my top 1000)
494. Ben Folds – Still Fighting It : 6
493. Annie Crummer - Language : 6 (is that a Disney song ? Not a diss, genuine question)
492. Trisha Yearwood – Thinkin’ About You : 3
491. Zeus – How Does It Feel? : 5
490. The Valentines – The Woo Woo Train : 8.5
489. Kool & the Gang - Joanna : 6
488. Big Country – Fields of Fire : 6
487. David Shire – Theme from “The Conversation” : 7
486. Van Morrison – Almost Independence Day : 7
485. Trettioåriga Kriget – Jag och jag og “jag” : 5
484. The Wombats – Let’s Dance to Joy Division : 8 (nostalgia factor here probably)
483. The Smiths – That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore : 6

And I'll selfishly and shamelessly push some of my favs for the next update :
287. Elliott Smith – Christian Brothers : 10
443. The Dodos - Fools : 10
431. LCD Soundsystem – Great Release : 10
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The selections from my list, including Daniel Caesar, Loreen and now Ariana Grande, are rather amusing. Have I become the biggest pop fan of the forum? :D Well, I’d be proud if I was.
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502. Johnny Rivers – Summer Rain - 7
503. Ariane Grande, featuring Zedd – Break Free - 7
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Henrik wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 9:16 am The selections from my list, including Daniel Caesar, Loreen and now Ariana Grande, are rather amusing. Have I become the biggest pop fan of the forum? :D Well, I’d be proud if I was.
Alas, I'm pretty sure it is impossible to be more of a pop fan than StevieFan13.

Than again, with the massive appreciation of the songs by The Wombats and Florence + The Machine in this very game I feel that poptimism has completely taken over this forum too, while I play Peter Brötzmann's Machine Gun in a lonely cave for personal symbolic reasons.
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Fred wrote: Tue May 26, 2020 7:14 pm 502. Johnny Rivers – Summer Rain 6,5 [Lou Christie-ish]
I don't hear any Lou Christie there. Lou is famous for falsetto singing which Rivers does not do.
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Rob wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 7:51 am503. Ariane Grande, featuring Zedd – Break Free
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481. Randy Newman – It’s a Jungle Out There - 5
482. Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Barstool Blues - 7 (I didn't know this was a NY song... knew it from the Feelies cover)
483. The Smiths – That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore - 7
484. The Wombats – Let’s Dance to Joy Division - 8
485. Trettioåriga Kriget – Jag och jag og “jag” - 4
486. Van Morrison – Almost Independence Day - 6
487. David Shire – Theme from “The Conversation” - 5
488. Big Country – Fields of Fire - 4
489. Kool & the Gang - Joanna - 3
490. The Valentines – The Woo Woo Train - 5
491. Zeus – How Does It Feel? - 5
492. Trisha Yearwood – Thinkin’ About You - 3
493. Annie Crummer - Language - 2
494. Ben Folds – Still Fighting It - 4
495. Vampire Weekend - Walcott - 6
496. Deep Purple - Burn: - 7
497. The Durutti Column - Otis - 4
498. First Aid Kit – In the Hearts of Men - 6.5
499. Galaxy 500 – Temperature’s Rising - 7
500. The Books – Take Time - 6
501. Danny and the Champions of the World – You Don’t Know (My Heart is in the Right Place) - 6.5
502. Johnny Rivers – Summer Rain - 5
503. Ariane Grande, featuring Zedd – Break Free - 6
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Ariana would get better, but this song is terrific. Break Free gets a 7 from me.
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Ariane Grande, featuring Zedd – Break Free: 4
Not my thing. Not awful or anything, but rather bland pop.
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Rob wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 10:32 am
Henrik wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 9:16 am The selections from my list, including Daniel Caesar, Loreen and now Ariana Grande, are rather amusing. Have I become the biggest pop fan of the forum? :D Well, I’d be proud if I was.
Alas, I'm pretty sure it is impossible to be more of a pop fan than StevieFan13.

Than again, with the massive appreciation of the songs by The Wombats and Florence + The Machine in this very game I feel that poptimism has completely taken over this forum too, while I play Peter Brötzmann's Machine Gun in a lonely cave for personal symbolic reasons.
Heh. I’d like to think my tastes are varied but I do enjoy pop music a lot. It’s so broad a term and so often snubbed that I can’t help but love the best of it.
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The next song is not on Spotify, at least around here, except in a live version. It is on YouTube though.

504. Brendan Benson – Cold Hands (Warm Heart)
Year: 2005
Album: The Alternative to Love
Biggest Fan: Zombeels (#844)
The song on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uClOAnm_JnY

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Underlining my song of the week from now for my own entertainment:
First Aid Kit - In the Hearts of Men 8
Galaxie 500 - Temperature's Rising 7
The Books - Take Time 8
Danny and the Champions of the World - You Don’t Know (My Heart is in the Right Place) 6
Johnny Rivers - Summer Rain 6
Ariana Grande feat. Zedd - Break Free 5
Brenda Benson - Cold Hands (Warm Heart) 7
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504. Brendan Benson – Cold Hands (Warms Heart) : 6
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Brendan Benson – Cold Hands (Warms Heart): 6
Just a decent song to pass the time with.
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Rob wrote: Thu May 28, 2020 7:00 am504. Brendan Benson – Cold Hands (Warms Heart)
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Good 60s sounding record, I'm gonna keep an MP3.

Thanks, Zombs!
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The Stone Roses – Begging You: 5/10
Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Barstool Blues: 6/10
The Smiths – That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore: 6/10
The Wombats – Let’s Dance to Joy Division: 7/10
Vampire Weekend - Walcott: 7/10
The Durutti Column - Otis: 9/10
Galaxie 500 - Temperature's Rising: 5/10
The Books - Take Time: 7/10
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504. Brendan Benson – Cold Hands (Warm Heart) - 7.5
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504. Brendan Benson - Cold Hands (Warm Heart): 5/10
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The second appearance of JamieW in this week leads to the second appearance of Garbage in this game:

505. Garbage - A Stroke of Luck
Year: 1995
Album: Garbage
Biggest Fan: JamieW (#90)

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Garbage - A Stroke of Luck: 7
I thought of this as a lesser track from that album, but listening to it three times actually made me appreciate it more. It doesn't have that immediate rock appeal of their best work, but it build a different, almost sexy atmosphere.
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Rob wrote: Fri May 29, 2020 9:09 am505. Garbage - A Stroke of Luck
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Never was a band more appropriately named!
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Hymie wrote: Fri May 29, 2020 2:38 pm
Rob wrote: Fri May 29, 2020 9:09 am505. Garbage - A Stroke of Luck
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Never was a band more appropriately named!
Isn't it great that is popular though, so you can make that joke multiple times :P
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505. Garbage - A Stroke of Luck: 6/10
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Rob wrote: Fri May 29, 2020 2:42 pm
Hymie wrote: Fri May 29, 2020 2:38 pm
Rob wrote: Fri May 29, 2020 9:09 am505. Garbage - A Stroke of Luck
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Never was a band more appropriately named!
Isn't it great that is popular though, so you can make that joke multiple times :P
Unfortunately I wasn't joking
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The second appearance of Gillian Welch.

506. Gillian Welch – Dark Turn of Mind
Year: 2011
Album: The Harrow & the Harvest
Biggest Fan: Dan (#666)

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Rob wrote: Sat May 30, 2020 8:47 am506. Gillian Welch – Dark Turn of Mind
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506. Gillian Welch - Dark Turn of Mind: 7/10
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Gillian Welch - Dark Turn of Mind: 6
Nice ballad, but she has songs that truly transport me.


I also have to say that I have to postpone the top 100 update to next week. I was kind of afraid that would happen, but now that The Netherlands is loosening it's anti-Covid measures and more work spaces open I have some other preparations to make these days. Next weekend is still free, so a better moment for list making.
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Today already the third appearance by The Velvet Underground.

507. The Velvet Underground – She’s My Best Friend
Year: 1985
Album: VU
Biggest Fan: Brad (#539)

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507. The Velvet Underground - She's My Best Friend: 6/10
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Rob wrote: Sun May 31, 2020 10:25 am507. The Velvet Underground – She’s My Best Friend
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The Velvet Underground – She’s My Best Friend: 6

When we had Lisa Says from the same album just a little while back some claimed it was a lesser song of VU. I didn't agree. This however, is probably my least favorite of the album, but still worth a listen.
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477 The Stone Roses – Begging You 7
478 Stormwitch – Sword of Sagon 5
479 Blind Blake – Georgia Bound 7
480 Harry Nilsson – One 8
481 Randy Newman – It’s a Jungle Out There 7
482 Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Barstool Blues 5
483 The Smiths – That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore 5
484 The Wombats – Let’s Dance to Joy Division 6
485 Trettioåriga Kriget – Jag och jag og “jag” 6
486 Van Morrison – Almost Independence Day 5
487 David Shire – Theme from “The Conversation” 6
488 Big Country – Fields of Fire 5
489 Kool & the Gang – Joanna 5
490 The Valentines – The Woo Woo Train 6
491 Zeus – How Does It Feel? 6
492 Trisha Yearwood – Thinkin’ About You 4
493 Annie Crummer – Language 6
494 Ben Folds – Still Fighting It 5
495 Vampire Weekend – Walcott 7
496 Deep Purple – Burn 7
497 The Durutti Column – Otis 7
498 First Aid Kit – In the Hearts of Men 6
499 Galaxie 500 – Temperature’s Rising 5
500 The Books – Take Time 6
501 Danny and the Champions of the World – You Don’t Know (My Heart is in the Right Place) 5
502 Johnny Rivers – Summer Rain 10
503 Ariane Grande, featuring Zedd – Break Free 6
504 Brendan Benson – Cold Hands (Warm Heart) 5
505 Garbage - A Stroke of Luck 10
506 Gillian Welch – Dark Turn of Mind 6
507 The Velvet Underground – She’s My Best Friend 6
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503 Ariane Grande, featuring Zedd – Break Free: 3
504 Brendan Benson – Cold Hands (Warm Heart): 7
505 Garbage - A Stroke of Luck: 6
506 Gillian Welch – Dark Turn of Mind: 6
507 The Velvet Underground – She’s My Best Friend: 9.5 (now #381 on my all-time list)

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505. Garbage - A Stroke of Luck - 7
506. Gillian Welch – Dark Turn of Mind - 6
507. The Velvet Underground – She’s My Best Friend - 7.5
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The Velvet Underground – She’s My Best Friend

7

One of their more accessible, harmless songs.
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504 Brendan Benson – Cold Hands (Warm Heart): 6
505 Garbage - A Stroke of Luck: 7
506 Gillian Welch – Dark Turn of Mind: 5
507 The Velvet Underground – She’s My Best Friend: 8
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503. Ariane Grande, featuring Zedd – Break Free - 6.5
504. Brendan Benson – Cold Hands (Warm Heart) - 5
505. Garbage - A Stroke of Luck - 7.5 [#7453 AT]
506. Gillian Welch – Dark Turn of Mind - 4
507. The Velvet Underground – She’s My Best Friend - 6
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501. Danny and the Champions of the World – You Don’t Know (My Heart is in the Right Place): 4
502. Johnny Rivers – Summer Rain: 6.5
503. Ariane Grande, featuring Zedd – Break Free: 5
504. Brendan Benson – Cold Hands (Warms Heart): 6
505. Garbage - A Stroke of Luck: 8
506. Gillian Welch – Dark Turn of Mind: 5
507. The Velvet Underground – She’s My Best Friend: 6
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Garbage - A Stroke of Luck 6
Gillian Welch - Dark Turn of Mind 8
The Velvet Underground - She's My Best Friend 6
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503. Ariana Grande, featuring Zedd – Break Free - 5
504. Brendan Benson – Cold Hands (Warm Heart) - 7
505. Garbage - A Stroke of Luck - 6
506. Gillian Welch – Dark Turn of Mind - 7
507. The Velvet Underground – She’s My Best Friend - 6
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477 The Stone Roses – Begging You 6
478 Stormwitch – Sword of Sagon 4
479 Blind Blake – Georgia Bound 5
480 Harry Nilsson – One 10
481 Randy Newman – It’s a Jungle Out There 7
482 Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Barstool Blues 6.5
483 The Smiths – That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore 6.5
484 The Wombats – Let’s Dance to Joy Division 6.5
485 Trettioåriga Kriget – Jag och jag og “jag” 5.5
486 Van Morrison – Almost Independence Day 4.5
487 David Shire – Theme from “The Conversation” 8
488 Big Country – Fields of Fire 3
489 Kool & the Gang – Joanna 5
490 The Valentines – The Woo Woo Train 5
491 Zeus – How Does It Feel? 8
492 Trisha Yearwood – Thinkin’ About You 2
493 Annie Crummer – Language 3.5
494 Ben Folds – Still Fighting It 6.5
495 Vampire Weekend – Walcott 8 A song I always like, this piano is magical.
496 Deep Purple – Burn 7 Not in a genre I appreciate but this one is really good.
497 The Durutti Column – Otis 7
498 First Aid Kit – In the Hearts of Men 6
499 Galaxie 500 – Temperature’s Rising 6.5
500 The Books – Take Time 5.5
501 Danny and the Champions of the World – You Don’t Know (My Heart is in the Right Place) 5
502 Johnny Rivers – Summer Rain 7
503 Ariane Grande, featuring Zedd – Break Free 2
504 Brendan Benson – Cold Hands (Warm Heart) 6
505 Garbage - A Stroke of Luck 5.5
506 Gillian Welch – Dark Turn of Mind 6
507 The Velvet Underground – She’s My Best Friend 6.5
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My favourites for this month

Blind Blake - Georgia Bound - 6
The Durutti Column - Otis - 7
Velvet Underground - She is my best friend - 6

Weak month
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