Biggest Fan - July 2020

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Biggest Fan - July 2020

Post by Rob » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:06 am

Welcome to the July 2020 edition of Biggest Fan. Let me explain for those who only join now. It's about those songs that only got one vote in our recent All-Time Best Song Poll. There were over 13.000 of them! That's too much to get collectively into, but through this series we are going to introduce you to one of them every day. A randomly selected song, so you never know what you're gonna get.

There is also a game element, to make things more interactive. You can give a grade to each song, from 1 (for the worst of them) to 10 (the masterpieces). A 0 will be counted as a 1. Every 100 days I will calculate the average grades and post the current top 100. At the end of each year I'll post the whole list as is.

Some points of note:
- A topic for each song would be a little much, but all songs in one topic too. That's why I make monthly new topics for the entries of that month.
- There will be links to old topics in each new one, so you can easily go back. Once we have collected a decent amount of songs, I will also post a topic with all the songs listed and a link to their initial appearance.
- There is gonna be a Spotify playlist (see below). Each new song will be put atop of the playlist! If songs aren't on Spotify there will be a link to YouTube or any platform it's available on. I will contact the biggest fan through a message if I can't find the song anywhere.
- You can always still vote for each song, even months later. Just go to the right topic.
- You can always change your grade. Again, place it in the right topic.
- You don't have to vote for each song if you don't want to.
- I think this goes without saying but still: always name the artist and title of the song you vote for. I'm not going to guess for which song you vote.
- Comments on the song are more than welcome. Nobody is probably going to review them all, but if you have something to say, please do.
- I know some wanted to go faster. Two songs a day, 10 songs a week, something like that. I'm decided against this, because I wanted to keep it small. We can't deal with over 13.000 songs, so I'm not trying. I just want to give you all one small discovery (or re-discovery) for the day. We'll never get all these songs done before the next All Time Song poll rolls along, but we can have fun getting there.
- I'll try to get each new song up soon after awakening, so in most cases it should be here relatively early.
- Feel free to ask questions or make general comments about this poll if you think it could be better.

You can still vote for the songs of earlier months, but please so do that in it's own topic.

January 2019
February 2019
March 2019
April 2019
May 2019
June 2019
July 2019
August 2019
September 2019
October 2019
November 2019
December 2019
January 2020
February 2020
March 2020
April 2020
May 2020
June 2020

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Post by Rob » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:07 am

Today the second appearance by Bob Dylan. This one ranks on AM at #7842:

538. Bob Dylan – Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You
Year: 1969
Album: Nashville Skyline
Biggest Fan: 9 (#510)

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Post by Wezzo » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:58 am

538. Bob Dylan - Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You - 6

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538. Bob Dylan – Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You: 8

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Post by Krurze » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:25 am

Bob Dylan – Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You: 7/10

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Post by Rob » Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:48 pm

Bob Dylan – Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You: 7

I have a lot of Dylan songs on my list, but this one I never seriously considered. Like most of Nashville Skyline it is very likable. Perhaps it is one of his most warm songs (but let's face it, Dylan isn't known for his warmth). Not amazing, but hard to dislike.

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Post by Hymie » Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:22 pm

Rob wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:07 am
538. Bob Dylan – Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You
6

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Post by Schüttelbirne » Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:57 pm

538. Bob Dylan - Tonight I'll Be Staying Here with You: 7/10

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Post by Rob » Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:39 am

539. Neneh Cherry – Move With Me
Year: 1992
Album: Homebrew
Biggest Fan: Fred (#697)

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Post by mileswide » Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:13 pm

Neneh Cherry - Move with Me 5
Well, I'm ever upper-class high-society, God's gift to ballroom notoriety

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Post by Hymie » Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:44 pm

Rob wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:39 am
539. Neneh Cherry – Move With Me
2

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Post by Akhenaten » Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:51 pm

538. Bob Dylan - Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You - 4
539. Neneh Cherry – Move With Me - 6.5
Who put the bomp in the bomp ba bomp ba bomp?

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Post by Rob » Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:41 pm

Neneh Cherry – Move With Me: 7
A little dated in production, but Neneh Cherry has a lot of character and her mix between a smooth pop sound and her more spontaneous rap-like vocals are still a joy.

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Post by LunarPiper » Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:50 pm

539. Neneh Cherry – Move With Me: 6

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Post by Schüttelbirne » Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:20 pm

539. Neneh Cherry - Move with Me: 5/10

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Post by Rob » Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:58 am

Who are going to perform at my birthday? No less than the Beatles! It’s their second appearance here. The song bubbles under on AM:

540. The Beatles – I Need You
Year: 1965
Album: Help!
Biggest Fan: Listyguy (#123)

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Post by Wezzo » Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:04 am

539. Neneh Cherry - Move with Me - 7
540. The Beatles – I Need You - 7

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Post by PlasticRam » Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:15 am

540. The Beatles – I Need You: 7.5

My #100 Beatles song in a poll Bruce organised.
I feel like that

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Post by Hymie » Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:24 pm

Rob wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:58 am
540. The Beatles – I Need You
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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Post by StevieFan13 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:01 pm

Weird that there are still Beatles songs I’ve never heard! I give I Need You a 7.
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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Post by PlasticRam » Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:16 pm

StevieFan13 wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:01 pm
Weird that there are still Beatles songs I’ve never heard! I give I Need You a 7.
Haven't you listened to Help! the album?
I feel like that

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Post by Schüttelbirne » Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:22 pm

540. The Beatles - I Need You: 5/10

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Post by Live in Phoenix » Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:52 pm

The Beatles – I Need You

7

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Post by StevieFan13 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:28 pm

PlasticRam wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:16 pm
StevieFan13 wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:01 pm
Weird that there are still Beatles songs I’ve never heard! I give I Need You a 7.
Haven't you listened to Help! the album?
Not in a long time, so maybe I forgot it.
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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Post by LunarPiper » Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:30 pm

540. The Beatles – I Need You: 6

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Post by Krurze » Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:57 pm

The Beatles – I Need You: 3/10

With a different production, this could be decent early Beatles filler, but the weird guitar swell in the background is so incredibly out of rhythm that it drives me mad. As ist stands, easily one of the weakest Beatles tracks.

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Post by Rob » Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:25 pm

The Beatles - I Need You: 6
I'm not surprised that StevieFan13 wouldn't remember this one from Help! as this isn't one of it's more memorable tracks. It is still very solid, but this band has a much higher standard than this.

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Post by Rob » Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:27 am

Today’s old-timer ranks on AM at #5802! It’s even older than AM suggests, because although it became a hit in 1939, it apparently was already released six years earlier. I hope I have the right version, as Tatum made multiple recordings of the song.

541. Art Tatum – Tea for Two
Year: 1933
Released as a single
Biggest Fan: Dexter (#309)

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Post by Hymie » Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:53 pm

Rob wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:27 am
541. Art Tatum – Tea for Two
4

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Post by Rob » Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:18 pm

Art Tatum – Tea for Two: 5
I liked most jazz that appeared here, but this one didn't capture my interest all that much.

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Post by Schüttelbirne » Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:54 pm

541. Art Tatum - Tea for Two: 5/10

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Post by StevieFan13 » Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:02 am

Tea for Two and two for tea
A shrug from you, a 4 from me
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Post by LunarPiper » Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:01 am

541. Art Tatum - Tea for Two: 4

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Post by Rob » Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:00 am

Today a song by a band from my home country:

542. Fatal Flowers – Younger Days
Year: 1986
Album: Younger Days
Biggest Fan: BobPatience (#Unranked)

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Post by Hymie » Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:17 pm

Rob wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:00 am
542. Fatal Flowers – Younger Days
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Post by LunarPiper » Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:44 pm

542. Fatal Flowers – Younger Days: 6.5

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Post by Schüttelbirne » Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:14 pm

542. Fatal Flowers - Younger Days: 5/10

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Post by Rob » Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:57 pm

Fatal Flowers – Younger Days: 5
So these are Dutch, but I never heard of them before. This sounds about twenty years older than it is. The melody is fine, but the fake-Southern accent grates a bit.

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Post by Rob » Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:29 am

Moonbeam has been responsible for many Prince tracks here, but his side project of dropping as many Kylie Minogue songs on our lap as possible is also beginning to bear fruit, as this is the fourth song by her to appear here:

543. Kylie Minogue – Your Disco Needs You
Year: 2000
Album: Light Years
Biggest Fan: Moonbeam (#824)

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Post by StevieFan13 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:50 am

Your Disco Needs You gets a 6 from me.
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Post by Hymie » Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:08 pm

Rob wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:29 am
543. Kylie Minogue – Your Disco Needs You
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Post by Rob » Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:54 pm

Kylie Minogue – Your Disco Needs You: 8

I didn't like Miss Minugue's previous entries to this game at all, but this is an epic! Reminds me a lot of Pet Shop Boys and that is a plus in my book.

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Post by Schüttelbirne » Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:56 pm

543. Kylie Minogue - Your Disco Needs You: 7/10

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Post by LunarPiper » Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:13 pm

543. Kylie Minogue – Your Disco Needs You: 8

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Post by Rob » Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:52 am

544. Paul McCartney – The Pound is Sinking
Year: 1982
Album: Tug of War
Biggest Fan: Fred (#593)

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Post by LunarPiper » Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:22 am

544. Paul McCartney – The Pound is Sinking: 6

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Post by PlasticRam » Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:53 am

544. Paul McCartney – The Pound is Sinking: 6
I feel like that

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Post by Hymie » Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:00 pm

Rob wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:52 am
544. Paul McCartney – The Pound is Sinking
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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2020

Post by Rob » Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:14 pm

Paul McCartney – The Pound is Sinking: 6

Paul McCartney is not the first artist I would think to sing about the economy, but here we are. It's another silly ditty, but not bad.

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Post by Akhenaten » Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:52 pm

540. The Beatles – I Need You - 5
(An inconsequential Beatles track. It's a George Harrison one before his songwriting really took off)
541. Art Tatum – Tea for Two - 6
(Highest rating I've given to a jazz track so far!)
542. Fatal Flowers – Younger Days - 5.5
543. Kylie Minogue – Your Disco Needs You - 9.5 [NE #661 AT]
(I'd completely forgotten this track, and how much I love it. I guess it is quite Pet Shop Boys-ish [which is a massive plus in my books too]. Kylie recorded the fabulous "In Denial" with PSB the year before coincidentally [or not]. It's really a huge OTT disco pastiche I suppose - but I love that sort of thing. It's actually co-written by Mr. R. Williams & Mr. G. Chambers, I just looked up)
544. Paul McCartney – The Pound is Sinking - 7
Who put the bomp in the bomp ba bomp ba bomp?

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