Sunday, October 06, 2013

Countdown to ecstasy 40-21

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

21. Nur zu Besuch (Die Toten Hosen)
22. The winner takes it all (ABBA)
23. Cup of coffee (Garbage)
24. Gollums song (Emiliana Torrini)
25. Time in a bottle (Jim Croce)
26. Silent all these years (Tori Amos)
27. Niniane - Lady of the lake (Kayak)
28. Silent lucidity (Queensryche)
29. Wildflower (Skylark)
30. Bedshaped (Keane)
31. Life on Mars? (David Bowie)
32. Song to the siren (This Mortal Coil)
33. Easy livin' (Uriah Heep)
34. Through the barricades (Spandau Ballet)
35. Anesthesize (Porcupine Tree)
36. New year's day (U2)
37. Afscheid (Robert Long)
38. Beyond the pale (Pain of Salvation)
39. The first time ever I saw your face (Roberta Flack)
40. Old and wise (Alan Parsons Project)

The usual mix of ballads, well-known pop songs, and hard rock. Also, the further we get in the countdown, the more acts that get additional songs mentioned. For instance, in this list we have Tori Amos with 7 other songs, and Kayak even with 9 other songs. 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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