Biggest Fan Songs - October 2020

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Welcome to the October 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
July 2020
August 2020
September 2020

The playlist:
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The third appearance by this vaguely insectoid quartet:

630. The Beatles – Your Mother Should Know
Year: 1967
Album: Magical Mystery Tour
Biggest Fan: Zombeels (#653)

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The Beatles - Your Mother Should Know 2
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Your Mother Should Know gets a 6 from me
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Rob wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:39 am630. The Beatles – Your Mother Should Know
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630. The Beatles – Your Mother Should Know: 7

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The Beatles – Your Mother Should Know: 4
Not the worst song The Beatles have done, but certainly among their most forgettable and inconsequential. The Beatles are so central to this forum's taste that I think all of their above average songs have more than one vote, so only their filler shows up in this game. Imagine that your first exposure to the Fab Four would be through the songs in this game and you might have a very hard time understanding what the hoopla is about.
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630. The Beatles - Your Mother Should Know: 5/10
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631. Kraftwerk – Home Computer
Year: 1981
Album: Computer World
Biggest Fan: antonius (#885)

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The Beatles – Your Mother Should Know: 5/10
Kraftwerk – Home Computer: 7/10
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630. The Beatles - Your Mother Should Know - 7
631. Kraftwerk – Home Computer - 5
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Rob wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:53 am631. Kraftwerk – Home Computer
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Rob wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:53 am 631. Kraftwerk – Home Computer
Year: 1981
Album: Computer World
Biggest Fan: antonius (#885)

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Sorry for just popping in when I have a big favourite, but this should have been on my list (but then it wouldn’t have appeared here!).

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631. Kraftwerk - Home Computer: 7/10

Kraftwerk in English sounds weird.
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Kraftwerk - Home Computer: 8
Kraftwerk is one of those acts I bump into every now and then and always leave an impression, but never looked to deeply into. Home Computer is another prove of their talent in making alien and cold sounds into something beautiful and transcendent. If it was all as great as the first half I would have called it a masterpiece, but the decision to let it kind of peter out later on takes something away from it.
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630. The Beatles – Your Mother Should Know: 7
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The second antonius pick in a row.

632. Roxy Music – Still Falls the Rain
Year: 1979
Album: Manifesto
Biggest Fan: antonius (#593)

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632. Roxy Music – Still Falls the Rain 7/10
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Rob wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:22 am632. Roxy Music – Still Falls the Rain
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Kraftwerk - Home Computer: 7.25

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Roxy Music – Still Falls the Rain: 4
Despite the horn section and the valiant attempt by the background singers to pump some energy in there this sounds strangely lifeless to me. Maybe it's just the odd mixing, but there is a sense of a band and especially a singer going through the motions here.
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632. Roxy Music - Still Falls the Rain: 5/10
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630. The Beatles – Your Mother Should Know: 5
631. Kraftwerk – Home Computer: 7
632. Roxy Music – Still Falls the Rain: 6
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633. The House of Love – I Don’t Know Why I Love You
Year: 1989
Album: The House of Love
Biggest Fan: slick (#515)

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631. Kraftwerk – Home Computer: 6

632. Roxy Music – Still Falls the Rain: 5

633. The House of Love – I Don’t Know Why I Love You : 9 - A brilliant single from HoL. One of my favourite bands, who were really hot in the beginning of the 90s. They seem to not have stood the test of time, and it's a shame.
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Rob wrote: Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:05 am633. The House of Love – I Don’t Know Why I Love You
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The House of Love – I Don’t Know Why I Love You: 7
If a band named The House of Love doesn't even know why they love you you're probably in a bad spot. I do know why I love this: goed melodies and guitars.
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632. Roxy Music – Still Falls the Rain: 6.5
633. The House of Love – I Don’t Know Why I Love You: 7.5

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633. The House of Love – I Don’t Know Why I Love You: 7
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634. NuFrequency, featuring Ben Onono – Fallen Hero (Motor City Drum Ensemble Remix)
Year: 2009
Released as a single
Biggest Fan: antonius (#990)

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633. The House of Love – I Don’t Know Why I Love You 7/10
"On a mountain range, I'm Dr. Strange"
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630. The Beatles – Your Mother Should Know 8
631. Kraftwerk – Home Computer 6
632. Roxy Music – Still Falls the Rain 7.5
633. The House of Love – I Don’t Know Why I Love You 5.5
634. NuFrequency, featuring Ben Onono – Fallen Hero (Motor City Drum Ensemble Remix) 5
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Rob wrote: Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:15 am634. NuFrequency, featuring Ben Onono – Fallen Hero (Motor City Drum Ensemble Remix)
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NuFrequency, featuring Ben Onono – Fallen Hero (Motor City Drum Ensemble Remix): 6
Although it doesn't completely transport me it is appealingly spacey and Ben Onono's vocals are a nice touch.
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Second appearance by X.

635. X – When Our Love Passed Out on the Couch
Year: 1981
Album: Wild Gift
Biggest Fan: woodymac (#148)

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635. X – When Our Love Passed Out on the Couch 8.5
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600. Cortex - Troupeau Bleu : 7
601. Joni Mitchell - Come in from the Cold : 7,5
602. Beach House - New Year : 6
603. Split Enz - Take a Walk : 6,5
604. Louis the Child, featuring K. Flay - It's Strange : 7
605. Billy Joel - The Entertainer : 4
606. Kelly Clarkson - Piece by Piece : 5
607. Stereolab - Super-Electric : 8
608. British Sea Power - Blackout : 5
609. Raekwon ft. Method Man, Ghostface Killah & Cappadonna - Ice Cream : 9
610. Kero Kero Bonito - Break : 7
611. Outkast - Happy Valentine Day : 10
612. The Alan Parsons Project - Eye in the Sky : 6,5
613. Beck - Chemtrails : 6
614. Sydney Forest - I'm Gonna Fly : 4
615. Third Eye Blind - Losing a Whole Year : 6,5
616. Duke Ellington - The Tattooed Bride : 8
617. Ana Lains - Quatro Caminhos : 6
618. Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - Finger Poppin' Time : 5
619. Hot R.S. - Slow Blow : 6
620. Queen - Tenement Funster : 6,5
621. R. Kelly - Trapped in the Closet (Chapter 1) : 3 awful lyrics that only at times get to "so bad it's good" territories, and that water drop sound is disgusting
622. Kyuss - Thumb : 9,5
623. Herbie Hancock - Rain Dance : 5
624. Mi-Sex - Blue Day : 5
625. Quantic & Nickodemus, featuring Tempo & The Candela All-Stars - Mi Swing Es Tropical : 6
626. Pavement - No Life Singed Her : 5
627. Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) : 9,5 One of the songs I have listened to the most this year and among my new karaoke go-to, definitely would be in an updated list of mine !
628. Jason Donovan - Sealed with a Kiss : 4 Worst version of the song I have heard, I'd even rather hear the Laurent Voulzy French cover
629. Madredeus - A cantiga do campo : 7
630. The Beatles - Your Mother Should Know : 7
631. Kraftwerk - Home Computer : 8
632. Roxy Music - Still Falls the Rain : 7
633. The House of Love - I Don't Know Why I Love You : 6,5
634. NuFrequency, featuring Ben Onono - Fallen Hero (Motor City Drum Ensemble Remix) : 7
635. X - When Our Love Passed Out on the Couch : 6
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632. Roxy Music – Still Falls the Rain - 6
633. The House of Love – I Don’t Know Why I Love You - 8.5
634. NuFrequency, featuring Ben Onono – Fallen Hero (Motor City Drum Ensemble Remix) - 3.5
635. X – When Our Love Passed Out on the Couch - 7
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634. NuFrequency, featuring Ben Onono – Fallen Hero (Motor City Drum Ensemble Remix): 7

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Rob wrote: Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:12 am635. X – When Our Love Passed Out on the Couch
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634. NuFrequency, featuring Ben Onono - Fallen Hero (Motor City Drum Ensemble Remix): 6
635. X – When Our Love Passed Out on the Couch: 6.5
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X – When Our Love Passed Out on the Couch: 8

I seem to be in a mood for punk the last few days and this delivers.
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What’s up all of a sudden with all these Antonius picks?

636. Robert Palmer – Sailin’ Shoes
Year: 1974
Album: Sneaking Sally Through the Alley
Biggest Fan: antonius (#721)

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Rob wrote: Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:31 am636. Robert Palmer – Sailin’ Shoes
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X – When Our Love Passed Out on the Couch: 6.5

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Robert Palmer – Sailin’ Shoes: 6
A decent song on it's own. It rocks well, but lacks the character that the original by Little Feat has.
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636. Robert Palmer – Sailin’ Shoes: 5.5
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636. Robert Palmer – Sailin’ Shoes: 5
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637. U2 – The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)
Year: 2014
Album: Songs of Innocence
Biggest Fan: andyramones (#113)

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636. Robert Palmer – Sailin’ Shoes: 5
"On a mountain range, I'm Dr. Strange"
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