Saturday, March 02, 2013

Countdown to ecstasy 100-81

A shameless promotion of my parallel blog Countdown to Ecstasy: my choice of 100 best songs (pop, rock, and ballads) from five decades - with the constriction of maximum one song per act. The countdown has now reached #81 and here are the 20 posted so far (for descriptions and YouTube links see the blog itself):

81. Kites (Simon Dupree and the Big Sound)
82. Nothing compares 2 U (Sinead O'Connor)
83. Don't look back in anger (Oasis)
84. Belfast child (Simple Minds)
85. Angie (Rolling Stones)
86. That ole devil called love (Alison Moyet)
87. Do it again (Steely Dan)
88. You needed me (Anne Murray)
89. Tears in heaven (Eric Clapton)
90. Broken bicycles/Junk (Anne-Sofie von Otter and Elvis Costello)
91. One day in Paris (Martha and the Muffins)
92. The closest thing to crazy (Katie Melua)
93. Zhi shao hai you ni (Sandy Lam)
94. Tell me (Camel)
95. Wind of change (Scorpions/BPO)
96. Hey little girl (Icehouse)
97. Northern lights (Renaissance)
98. Red skies over paradise (Fischer Z)
99. Une fille aux yeux claires (Michel Sardou)
100. Renee (Talk Talk)

So far a little heavy on the soft pop and ballad side, but that will change.... I will continue to give a regular update in this blog - and you can follow the progress in the right hand column as well.

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