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Give me an Absolutely PERFECT Pop Song


By vid1900

2 years ago



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#351 2 years ago

Easiest Lyrics, and known World Wide!

And my wifes entry:

#352 2 years ago

Tony DeFranco and the DeFranco Family.

#353 2 years ago
Quoted from Fairground:

Wow! PSY's Indian cousin?

It's actually a ~20 year old song

I had heard it at an Indian wedding, and everyone was going crazy to an extended mix. The DJ wrote it down for me.

I finally found it on alt.binaries.mp3 before there was a youtube or google

There was only a really poor video years later on Youtube, but now I see they have one with great video and audio quality.

#354 2 years ago

I heard this at an American Indian wedding.

The Osmonds - Crazy Horses

#355 2 years ago

The thing about perfection is that it is unknowable, it's impossible ...

-Flynn

In a related story; make the damn vault please!

#356 2 years ago

Clarence Carter - Strokin'

#357 2 years ago

Brownsville Station "Smokin' in the Boys Room"

#358 2 years ago

"Cover of the Rolling Stone"- Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show

#359 2 years ago

Ive just gotta say, I met the guy who was the singer for the Cowsills, Barry I think ,in a shit hole of a bar in Seaside , California. This was about 20 years ago I believe, it was NOT the high point of my existence.

#360 2 years ago

IF you grow up in the sixty's: Manfred Mann's Do-wa-didy, who didn't know the words to it?
ABBA was a good choice but they were more disco.
Queen's Dragon attack would be a good choice for the 80's
And for the 90's Michael Jackson.... Beat it and thriller!

#361 2 years ago

Be Bop Deluxe - Maid In Heaven

Be Bop Deluxe disbanded for fear they were about to be put in a mental institution.

She's a maid in heaven
He's a knight on the tiles
A bat out of hell, oh well!
It's just a question of style...

It's a time for giving
In the two-star hotel
Where breakfast in bed, good head
Is just the price of a smile...

I know
It's not easy to live this way
Just an hour and a fleeting kiss
'til the morning

Silent night of wonders
Day breaks through the door
So broken and torn, reborn
Two shadows thrown on the floor

Hold me now go lightly
Take the rough with the smooth
A token of love, my love
Was made in heaven for you

#362 2 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

Be Bop Deluxe - Maid In Heaven

I forgot about this group! I have their LPs Futurama and Sunburst Finish. Maid in Heaven is a great pop song.

For a good pop song, what about Johnny Hold Back by Charlie from their LP No Second Chance?

#363 2 years ago

Sniff 'n' the Tears "Driver's Seat"

#364 2 years ago

Nick Lowe "Cruel To Be Kind"

#365 2 years ago

#366 2 years ago

#367 2 years ago
Quoted from wdennie:

And for the 90's Michael Jackson.... Beat it and thriller!

Both of those songs were on Thriller which was released in 1982.

#368 2 years ago

#370 2 years ago

40 years later and live ...

#371 2 years ago

T. Rex "Mambo Sun"

#372 2 years ago

The Stems "Tears Me in Two"

#373 2 years ago

INXS "Need You Tonight"

#374 2 years ago

Gypsys Tramps and Thieves by Cher

#375 2 years ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

When I think of "perfect" and "pop music" together, the only thing I can come up with is Taylor Swift's legs.
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They are lovely ! I will stop before I’m banned

#376 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Gypsys Tramps and Thieves by Cher

^^^This and “Dark Lady” are what I think about playing Magic Circle.

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#377 2 years ago
Quoted from Ballypin:

This and “Dark Lady” are what I think about playing Magic Circle.

I was going to post "Half Breed", but this one has a better rhythm to it.

How bout Paul Revere and the Raiders?

#378 2 years ago

The Cars - Nightspots

#379 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

I was going to post "Half Breed", but this one has a better rhythm to it.
How bout Paul Revere and the Raiders?

I loved that song growing up with the drum and percussion beat.

Hear is another spooky song with a killer guitar hook.

#380 2 years ago

BUT, I am surprised that no one has brought up this quintessential pop classic. Video is great too.

#381 2 years ago

They weren't the first all girl band that got us rocking.

#384 2 years ago

Every band should have at least one video with a bunch of sexy schoolgirls going crazy in class.

EndeverafteR - Baby, Baby, Baby

#385 2 years ago

#386 2 years ago

"We're An American Band" by Grand Funk Railroad (more cowbell please)

#387 2 years ago

Pinball fixing music ...

#388 2 years ago

#389 2 years ago

#390 2 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

It's actually a ~20 year old song
I had heard it at an Indian wedding, and everyone was going crazy to an extended mix. The DJ wrote it down for me.
I finally found it on alt.binaries.mp3 before there was a youtube or google
There was only a really poor video years later on Youtube, but now I see they have one with great video and audio quality.

I prefer - Don't Drop That Durka Durk. The 10 hour version is quite awesome.

This thread reminds of the "Rock & Roll" Hall of Fame, which is filled with all kinds of nonsense that is not rock and roll, like pop, rap, hip hop, soul, country, jazz and who knows what else. Its supposed to be about a pop song but half this stuff is hardly pop.

#391 2 years ago
Quoted from xsvtoys:

This thread reminds of the "Rock & Roll" Hall of Fame, which is filled with all kinds of nonsense that is not rock and roll

Name a Rock N Roll band that had a hit in the last 40 years? Stray Cats? (or are they more rockabilly?)

Maybe Sha Na Na a decade before that? (you know, they friggin played at Woodstock).

Can you imagine the argument over what is "rock n roll" ? Bill Haley? Buddy Holly? Elvis?

-
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(edit: I forgot Edmunds, he had a rock n roll hit in 1990 )

Dave Edmunds - Closer to the flame

#393 2 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

Name a Rock N Roll band that had a hit in the last 40 years?

Social Distortion

#394 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Social Distortion

Great band, but they classify themselves as "punk rock".

#395 2 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

but they classify themselves as "punk rock".

True, but they have matured into a bonafide rock and roll band. But still keep the hard edge in their live shows.

That song is pure rock and roll. I'm not sure if it was a big nationwide success, but it was a huge hit here, not just on the alternative radio stations. Full mainstream.

#396 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

That song is pure rock and roll. I'm not sure if it was a big nationwide success, but it was a huge hit here, not just on the alternative radio stations. Full mainstream.

Ball and Chain and Ring of Fire both got heavy airplay a few decades ago around here.

I saw them a few times, they would come around with the radio-friendly punk bands; Greenday, Offspring, and Bad Religion

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Speaking of pop punks, the best of the best :

Bad Religion - Stranger Than Fiction

A people shot, keep buying smack
And the children are hoping for a heart-attack
Tonight the windows are watching
The streets all conspire
And the lamppost can't stop crying
If I could fly high above the world
Would I see a bunch of living dots spell the word stupidity?
Or would I see hungry lover homicides
Loving brother suicides and olly olly oxen frees
Who pick a side and hide?

[Chorus]
The world is scratching at my door
My morning paper's got the scores
The human interest stories
And the obituary, oh yeah

Cockroach naps, rattling traps
How many devils can you fit upon a match head?
Caringosity killed the Kerouac cat
Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction

[Verse 2]
In my alley around the corner
There's a wino with feathered shoulders
And a spirit giving head for crack and he'll never want it back
There's a little kid and his family eating crackers like thanksgiving
And a pack of wild desperadoes scornful of living

[Corus]
The world is scratching at my door
My morning paper has the scores
The human interest stories
And the obituary, oh yeah

[Verse 3]
Cradle for a cat, Wolfe looks back
How many angels can you fit upon a match?
I want to know why Hemingway cracked
Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction

[Outro]
Life is the crummiest book I ever read, there isn't a hook
Just a lot of cheap shots, pictures to shock
And characters an amateur would never dream up
Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction

#397 2 years ago

Maybe this isn’t pop..maybe not a great song..maybe I just like the title/honesty of the lyrics..
https://g.co/kgs/ZsErzX

#399 2 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

Speaking of pop punks, the best of the best :

Bad Religion - Stranger Than Fiction

Good one.

Bad Religion's Sorrow is one that's gotten a lot of play in the last few years.

Punk can be a lot closer to true rock and roll than most of the other rock genres.

#400 2 years ago

The Cars - Think It Over

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