Saturday, May 30, 2015

The best Dutch #1 hits: 30. A different corner (George Michael)

As posted here, the Dutch top40 chart celebrated its 50th birthday in January this year. When I posted about that event, I included my top50 songs that made the top40 chart in the past. I was intrigued how few of my favourite songs actually made the #1 position, so the rest of the year I will be posting at a rate of one a week (on Saturday, the day the top40 was broadcast) my countdown of fifty favourite #1 hits. At #30, we find one of the most beautiful George Michael ballads A different corner ( #1 in 1986). The instrumentation is rich and suitable, the lyrics are predictably sweet, but have their moments in lines like "Take me back in time maybe I can forget, turn a different corner and we never would have met ". Art Rock score: 9/10 (awesome song, one of the 1000 best of all time).

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