Thursday, July 18, 2013

Countdown to ecstasy 60-41

Another 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 #41 and here are the latest 20 posted (for descriptions and YouTube links see the blog itself):

41. Hou me vast (Volumia!)
42. Perfect day (Lou Reed)
43. Testament (Boudewijn de Groot)
44. A routine day (Klaatu)
45. Listening wind (Talking Heads)
46. Homeless (Paul Simon)
47. Uncertain smile (The The)
48. An island in the darkness (Tony Banks)
49. Adia (Sarah McLachlan)
50. Year of the cat (Al Stewart)
51. Breaking us in two (Joe Jackson)
52. Under your thumb (Godley and Creme)
53. Julie with... (Brian Eno)
54. White rabbit (Jefferson Airplane)
55. Vienna (Ultravox)
56. Give up your guns (Buoys)
57. Promises (Cranberries)
58. Vigil in a wilderness of mirrors (Fish)
59. Jeder's manchmol einsam (Wolfgang Niedecken)
60. I hear you now (Jon and Vangelis)

Now that we have covered 60% of the acts, I can reveal that there will be some famous acts not listed at all, which will strike some followers of this countdown as shocking. Examples are The Beach Boys, The Who, Deep Purple, Yes, Guns 'n' Roses, Metallica, Nirvana, Coldplay, and Led Zeppelin..... 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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