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BEST year for MUSIC was....?

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Initial post: 22 Mar 2012 20:53:23 GMT
yeah its a silly question

Posted on 22 Mar 2012 20:56:49 GMT
TheFoe says:

Posted on 22 Mar 2012 20:57:38 GMT
S.R.J says:
No, no I have heard next year is set to be a belter.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Mar 2012 21:03:08 GMT
TheFoe says:

Posted on 22 Mar 2012 21:07:07 GMT
RABB says:
I quite enjoyed 2011 but it's recent and I'm young so it doesn't count.

Posted on 23 Mar 2012 12:49:34 GMT
Not sure there has ever been a best year, more like there have been peaks within each decade. Looking at my collection of chart singles for the sixties then its definitely 1968. Then I'd go for '71 and '73 album wise. My age may have an influence on this decision.

Posted on 23 Mar 2012 13:07:11 GMT
Nugent Dirt says:
1508. A fine year for madrigals when the genre went into hyperdrive and was the hottest thing in the parchments. It was also the start of the lute craze when pretty much every teen could be found enjoying a right good old plucking. It's been downhill all the way since then.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Mar 2012 18:32:32 GMT
Red Mosquito says:
It does court RAB. I also thought 2011 was a great year for music. I'd also include 1973 and 1991

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Mar 2012 18:48:09 GMT
Nugent_Dirt, sorry to disagree but 1508 was when the media cottoned on to the whole madrigal scene, the fire had pretty much gone out by then - the true spirit exploded out in the heady days of 1507

Posted on 23 Mar 2012 18:49:37 GMT
Lez Lee says:
The fire wasn't 'til 1666, Nuge.

Posted on 24 Mar 2012 14:50:50 GMT
I am aware that my age does influence my decision, but so what!

I'd go for 67 or 68, however what I would say is the 5 years 66-70 saw popular music "come of age" with th development & divergence of styles at a phenomenal rate both sides of the Atlantic. I honestly do not consider we have witnessed another period like it and I doubt very much that there will ever be another.

Posted on 24 Mar 2012 15:29:00 GMT
Lez Lee says:
For once we're in complete agreement, Cornish.

Posted on 24 Mar 2012 15:51:21 GMT

Posted on 24 Mar 2012 16:02:43 GMT
nephran says:
I reckon this was agood year

1. My Sharona, The Knack
2. Bad Girls, Donna Summer
3. Le Freak, Chic
4. Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?, Rod Stewart
5. Reunited, Peaches and Herb
6. I Will Survive, Gloria Gaynor
7. Hot Stuff, Donna Summer
8. Y.M.C.A., Village People
9. "Ring My Bell", Anita Ward
10. Sad Eyes, Robert John
11. Too Much Heaven, Bee Gees
12. MacArthur Park, Donna Summer
13. When You're In Love With a Beautiful Woman, Dr. Hook
14. Makin' It, David Naughton
15. Fire, Pointer Sisters
16. Tragedy, Bee Gees
17. A Little More Love, Olivia Newton-John
18. Heart of Glass, Blondie
19. What a Fool Believes, Doobie Brothers
20. Good Times, Chic
21. You Don't Bring Me Flowers, Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond
22. Knock On Wood, Amii Stewart
23. Stumblin' In, Suzi Quatro and Chris Norman
24. Lead Me On, Maxine Nightingale
25. Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground), Jacksons
26. Don't Cry Out Loud, Melissa Manchester
27. The Logical Song, Supertramp
28. My Life, Billy Joel
29. Just When I Needed You Most, Randy Vanwarmer
30. You Can't Change That, Raydio
31. Shake Your Groove Thing, Peaches and Herb
32. I'll Never Love This Way Again, Dionne Warwick
33. Love You Inside Out, Bee Gees
34. I Want You to Want Me, Cheap Trick
35. The Main Event (Fight), Barbra Streisand
36. Mama Can't Buy You Love, Elton John
37. I Was Made for Dancin', Leif Garrett
38. After The Love Has Gone, Earth, Wind and Fire
39. Heaven Knows, Donna Summer and Brooklyn Dreams
40. The Gambler, Kenny Rogers
41. Lotta Love, Nicolette Larson
42. Lady, Little River Band
43. Heaven Must Have Sent You, Bonnie Pointer
44. Hold the Line, Toto
45. He's the Greatest Dancer, Sister Sledge
46. Sharing the Night Together, Dr. Hook
47. She Believes In Me, Kenny Rogers
48. In the Navy, The Village People
49. Music Box Dancer, Frank Mills
50. The Devil Went Down To Georgia, Charlie Daniels Band
51. Gold, John Stewart
52. Goodnight Tonight, Wings
53. We Are Family, Sister Sledge
54. Rock 'N Roll Fantasy, Bad Company
55. Every 1's a Winner, Hot Chocolate
56. Take Me Home, Cher
57. Boogie Wonderland, Earth, Wind and Fire
58. (Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away, Andy Gibb
59. What You Won't Do for Love, Bobby Caldwell
60. New York Groove, Ace Frehley
61. Sultans of Swing, Dire Straits
62. I Want Your Love, Chic
63. Chuck E's in Love, Rickie Lee Jones
64. I Love the Nightlife, Alicia Bridges
65. Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now, McFadden and Whitehead
66. Lonesome Loser, Little River Band
67. Renegade, Styx
68. Love Is the Answer, England Dan and John Ford Coley
69. Got to Be Real, Cheryl Lynn
70. Born to Be Alive, Patrick Hernandez
71. Shine a Little Love, Electric Light Orchestra
72. I Just Fall In Love Again, Anne Murray
73. Shake It, Ian Matthews
74. I Was Made for Lovin' You, Kiss
75. I Just Wanna Stop, Gino Vannelli
76. Disco Nights, G.Q.
77. Ooh Baby Baby, Linda Ronstadt
78. September, Earth, Wind and Fire
79. Time Passages, Al Stewart
80. Rise, Herb Alpert
81. Don't Bring Me Down, Electric Light Orchestra
82. Promises, Eric Clapton
83. Get Used to It, Roger Voudouris
84. How Much I Feel, Ambrosia
85. Suspicions, Eddie Rabbitt
86. You Take My Breath Away, Rex Smith
87. How You Gonna See Me Now, Alice Cooper
88. Double Vision, Foreigner
89. Every Time I Think of You, Babys
90. I Got My Mind Made Up, Instant Funk
91. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough,Michael Jackson
92. Bad Case of Lovin' You, Robert Palmer
93. Somewhere In the Night, Barry Manilow
94. We've Got Tonite, Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band
95. Dance the Night Away, Van Halen
96. Dancing Shoes, Nigel Olsson
97. The Boss, Diana Ross
98. Sail On, The Commodores
99. I Do Love You, G.Q.
100. Strange Way, Firefall

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Mar 2012 16:08:38 GMT
Collette says:
Have we to guess the year, Neph? 1979? :)

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Mar 2012 16:09:30 GMT
nephran says:
Superb Collette it is 1979 and i was 12.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Mar 2012 16:13:11 GMT
Collette says:
Gold star to me then, Neph? Lucky guess on my part. :)

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Mar 2012 16:17:31 GMT
I would have been 14 Neph and I remember a lot of those songs!

Posted on 24 Mar 2012 16:32:39 GMT
nephran says:
This was another good ol' year

1. Sugar Sugar, The Archies
2. Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In, The Fifth Dimension
3. I Can't Get Next to You, The Temptations
4. Honky Tonk Women, The Rolling Stones
5. Everyday People, Sly and The Family Stone
6. Dizzy, Tommy Roe
7. Hot Fun In the Summertime, Sly and The Family Stone
8. I'll Never Fall In Love Again, Tom Jones
9. Build Me Up Buttercup, The Foundations
10. Crimson and Clover, Tommy James and The Shondells
11. One, Three Dog Night
12. Crystal Blue Persuasion, Tommy James and The Shondells
13. Hair, The Cowsills
14. Too Busy Thinking About My Baby, Marvin Gaye
15. Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet, Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
16. Get Together, The Youngbloods
17. Grazing In the Grass, The Friends Of Distinction
18. Suspicious Minds, Elvis Presley
19. Proud Mary, Creedence Clearwater Revival
20. What Does It Take (To Win Your Love), Jr. Walker & The All Stars
21. It's Your Thing, Isley Brothers
22. Sweet Caroline, Neil Diamond
23. Jean, Oliver
24. Bad Moon Rising, Creedence Clearwater Revival
25. Get Back, The Beatles
26. In the Year 2525, Zager and Evans
27. Spinning Wheel, Blood, Sweat and Tears
28. Baby, I Love You, Andy Kim
29. Going In Circles, The Friends Of Distinction
30. Hurt so Bad, The Lettermen
31. Green River, Creedence Clearwater Revival
32. My Cherie Amour, Stevie Wonder
33. Easy to Be Hard, Three Dog Night
34. Baby It's You, Smith
35. In the Ghetto, Elvis Presley
36. A Boy Named Sue, Johnny Cash
37. Baby, Baby Don't Cry, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
38. Only the Strong Survive, Jerry Butler
39. Time of the Season, The Zombies
40. Wedding Bell Blues, The Fifth Dimension
41. Little Woman, Bobby Sherman
42. Love Can Make You Happy, Mercy
43. Good Morning Starshine, Oliver
44. These Eyes, The Guess Who
45. You've Made Me So Very Happy, Blood, Sweat and Tears
46. Put a Little Love In Your Heart, Jackie DeShannon
47. Do Your Thing, The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
48. I'd Wait a Million Years, The Grass Roots
49. Touch Me, The Doors
50. More Today Than Yesterday, The Spiral Starecase
51. I've Gotta Be Me, Sammy Davis Jr.
52. Lay, Lady, Lay, Bob Dylan
53. Atlantis, Donovan
54. Traces, Dennis Yost and The Classics IV
55. It's Getting Better, Mama Cass Elliot
56. This Magic Moment, Jay and The Americans
57. Runaway Child, Running Wild, The Temptations
58. Hawaii Five-O, The Ventures
59. Galveston, Glen Campbell
60. I'm Gonna Make You Mine, Lou Christie
61. Gitarzan, Ray Stevens
62. Can I Change My Mind, Tyrone Davis
63. Time Is Tight, Booker T and The MG's
64. This Girl's In Love With You, Dionne Warwick
65. Color Him Father, The Winstons
66. Black Pearl, Sonny Charles and The Checkmates, Ltd.
67. Indian Giver, The 1910 Fruitgum Company
68. Mother Popcorn, Pt. 1, James Brown
69. Twenty Five Miles, Edwin Starr
70. Things I'd Like To Say, New Colony Six
71. When I Die, Motherlode
72. That's the Way Love Is, Marvin Gaye
73. Everybody's Talkin', Nilsson
74. The Worst That Could Happen, The Brooklyn Bridge
75. The Chokin' Kind, Joe Simon
76. Smile a Little Smile for Me, The Flying Machine
77. Polk Salad Annie, Tony Joe White
78. Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town, Kenny Rogers and The First Edition
79. Games People Play, Joe South
80. You Showed Me, The Turtles
81. Tracy, Cuff Links
82. Oh What a Night, The Dells
83. Something, The Beatles
84. This Girl Is a Woman Now, Gary Puckett and The Union Gap
85. Come Together, The Beatles
86. Ramblin' Gamblin' Man, The Bob Seger System
87. I'm Gonna Make You Love Me, Diana Ross and The Supremes
88. I Heard It Through the Grapevine, Marvin Gaye
89. Gimme Gimme Good Lovin', Crazy Elephant
90. Hang 'Em High, Booker T and The MG's
91. Your Good Thing (Is About to End), Lou Rawls
92. Baby, I'm for Real, The Originals
93. Oh Happy Day, Edwin Hawkins Singers
94. Love Me Tonight, Tom Jones
95. Mr. Sun, Mr. Moon, Paul Revere and The Raiders
96. Laughing, The Guess Who
97. My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me), David Ruffin
98. Soul Deep, The Box Tops
99. Hooked On a Feeling, B.J. Thomas
100. Sweet Cream Ladies, Forward March, The Box Tops

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Mar 2012 16:37:21 GMT
1969 neph ? i was only 5, & obviously having been 15 in 1979, i'm much more familiar with tracks from latter year...but overall, still have to say '69 selection beats '79 into a cocked hat.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Mar 2012 16:41:49 GMT
nephran says:
1969 it was.

Posted on 25 Mar 2012 21:23:54 BDT
Last edited by the author on 25 Mar 2012 21:26:02 BDT
1969 with a distinctly UK flavour with a few europeans thrown in

You Should Have Listened to Al - Al Stewart
(If Paradise Is) Half as Nice - Amen Corner
Friends - Arrival
Come And Get It - Badfinger
First Of May - Bee Gees
I Started A Joke - Bee Gees
Melting Pot - Blue Mink
Young, Gifted And Black - Bob & Marcia
I'd Rather Go Blind - Chicken Shack
Space Oddity - David Bowie
Israelites - Desmond Dekker & The Aces
Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Albatross - Fleetwood Mac
Oh Well - Fleetwood Mac
Man Of The World - Fleetwood Mac
My Sentimental Friend - Herman's Hermits
Natural Born Bugie - Humble Pie
Living In The Past - Jethro Tull
Delta Lady - Joe Cocker
Give Peace A Chance - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
De Troubadour - Lenny Kuhr (Eurovision Song Contest Winner along with Boom Bang a Bang - Lulu but you judge which was the better song)
Fox On The Run - Manfred Mann
Never Comes The Day - Moody Blues
Where Do You Go To (My Lovely) - Peter Sarstedt
Hare Krishna Mantra - Radah Krishna Temple
Saved By The Bell - Robin Gibb
Venus - Shocking Blue
Je T'Aime... Moi Non Plus - Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birken
Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye - Steam (US Band)
Ballad Of John and Yoko - The Beatles
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother - The Hollies
Sorry Suzanne - The Hollies
Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
Ob la di, Ob la da - The Marmalade
Reflections Of My Life - The Marmalade
Blackberry Way - The Move
Return Of The Django - The Upsetters
Pinball Wizard - The Who
Something In The Air - Thunderclap Newman
Hitchin' A Ride - Vanity Fare

Hope I haven't repeated on any of yours Neph... but it does show how good a year it was.

Posted on 25 Mar 2012 21:30:05 BDT
PS. I would have been 14/15 at the time and judging from the list probably in the process of swapping my Rave shirts and loons for Ben Sherman's and DMs.

Posted on 25 Mar 2012 22:17:12 BDT
Assuming we are talking about music from the last 50-60 years or so (rather than last 500...) there have been numerous banner years for both 33 and 45 rpm formats but 1966 seemed exceptionally good for singles releases and I particularly rate 1978 when considering albums. If we're talking about the most famous year then I guess it would be 1967.

Posted on 25 Mar 2012 22:52:56 BDT
Dragonlord says:
For me 1987 was a pretty damn good year for music overall!

1 Prince
Sign 'O' the Times

2 U2
The Joshua Tree

3 Guns 'n' Roses
Appetite for Destruction

4 Sonic Youth

5 R.E.M.

6 Eric B. & Rakim
Paid in Full

7 Boogie Down Productions
Criminal Minded

8 Public Enemy
Yo! Bum Rush the Show

9 Hüsker Dü
Warehouse: Songs and Stories

10 The Smiths
Strangeways, Here We Come

11 Dinosaur Jr.
You're Living All Over Me

12 Bruce Springsteen
Tunnel of Love

13 Def Leppard

14 George Michael

15 John Hiatt
Bring the Family

16 Midnight Oil
Diesel and Dust

17 Pet Shop Boys
Pet Shop Boys, Actually

18 The Replacements
Pleased to Meet Me

19 Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares
Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares

20 Big Black
Songs about F*#king

21 The Jesus and Mary Chain

22 Sinéad O'Connor
The Lion and the Cobra

23 Depeche Mode
Music for the Masses

24 Salif Keita

25 Spacemen 3
Perfect Prescription

26 Terence Trent D'Arby
Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby

27 Lyle Lovett

28 Napalm Death


30 Robbie Robertson
Robbie Robertson

31 Butthole Surfers
Locust Abortion Technician

32 The Cult

33 Tom Waits
Frank's Wild Years

34 Michael Jackson

35 Swans
Children of God

36 John Cougar Mellencamp
The Lonesome Jubilee

37 The Cure
Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me

38 David Sylvian
Secrets of the Beehive

39 10,000 Maniacs
In My Tribe

40 Pixies
Come On Pilgrim

41 Sting
Nothing Like the Sun

42 Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris

43 The Sisters of Mercy

44 Van Morrison
Poetic Champions Compose

45 LL Cool J
Bigger and Deffer

46 The Bats
Daddy's Highway

47 Joe Satriani
Surfing with the Alien

48 Sly and Robbie
Rhythm Killers

49 John Zorn

50 Aerosmith
Permanent Vacation

51 Anthrax
Among the Living

52 Los Lobos
By the Light of the Moon

53 The Wedding Present
George Best

54 Chris Isaak
Chris Isaak

55 Whitesnake

56 Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Shaka Zulu

57 Wynton Marsalis
Live at Blues Alley

58 The Housemartins
The People Who Grinned Themselves to Death

59 That Petrol Emotion

60 The Pastels
Up for a Bit with The Pastels

61 Dead Can Dance
Within the Realm of a Dying Sun
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