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Re: Started a blog the other day...

Postby MarcD » Wed May 31, 2017 2:45 am

Time for the next 10 songs.

160 - Berlin - Dancing In Berlin
159 - Land Of Giants - Room With A View
158 - Yaz - Only You
157 - Men Without Hats - I Like
156 - Adam Ant - Strip
155 - Phil Oakey & Giorgio Moroder - Together In Electric Dreams
154 - Phychedelic Furs - Heartbreak Beat
153 - Thomas Dolby - I Love You Goodbye
152 - Animotion - I Engineer
151 - Ultravox - Vienna

Back in 10 days with songs 150-141...
Or follow along each day at http://marcstop200songs.blogspot.ca/ where you can read my comments on each song.
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Re: Started a blog the other day...

Postby swerve » Wed May 31, 2017 2:38 pm

I believe you meant to type Land Of Giants. :)
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Re: Started a blog the other day...

Postby MarcD » Wed May 31, 2017 2:59 pm

swerve wrote:I believe you meant to type Land Of Giants. :)


Indeed I did! Thank you.
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Re: Started a blog the other day...

Postby bpdp3 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:46 pm

Hey, thought your blog was really well done. I really like the fact that you're not just picking the obvious songs by the obvious bands. Groups like Illustrated Man or songs like "mesepotamia" by B52's are not always found on the usual 'top new wave' run-downs. Refreshing!

Fortunately, I own the bulk of the records you're mentioning but haven't listened to many of them sadly since the 80's. I've gotten many pleasant reminders scrolling through your entries.

Don't get bogged down on the numbering/ranking. Continue to go from the gut....if the song you're excited about that particular day is a questionable entry into the "top 200", put it in anyway. You know damn well your "Top 200" is probably going to change constantly...

You obviously have good taste ---Nice work!
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Re: Started a blog the other day...

Postby MarcD » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:06 am

bpdp3 wrote:Hey, thought your blog was really well done. I really like the fact that you're not just picking the obvious songs by the obvious bands. Groups like Illustrated Man or songs like "mesepotamia" by B52's are not always found on the usual 'top new wave' run-downs. Refreshing!

Fortunately, I own the bulk of the records you're mentioning but haven't listened to many of them sadly since the 80's. I've gotten many pleasant reminders scrolling through your entries.

Don't get bogged down on the numbering/ranking. Continue to go from the gut....if the song you're excited about that particular day is a questionable entry into the "top 200", put it in anyway. You know damn well your "Top 200" is probably going to change constantly...

You obviously have good taste ---Nice work!


Thank you!

My list is in a big Google Sheet. I have been making changes constantly since April. The top 25 hasn't changed much, though. Aside from one or two tweaks.

I appreciate the kind words, hope you enjoy reading the rest of the list.
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Re: Started a blog the other day...

Postby MarcD » Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:12 am

Time for the next group of songs from my blog: http://marcstop200songs.blogspot.com/

As always, a new song every day plus videos, comments, etc.

150 - The B-52s - Mesopotamia
149 - Cutting Crew - (I Just) Died In Your Arms
148 - When In Rome - Wide, Wide Sea
147 - Joe Jackson - I'm The Man
146 - Machinations - You Got Me Going Again
145 - Kajagoogoo - Turn Your Back On Me
144 - Thompson Twins - The Gap
143 - Alice Cooper - Clones (We're All)
142 - Nick Heyward - Whistle Down The Wind
141 - The Waitresses - No Guilt

Back next time with songs 140-131.
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Re: Started a blog the other day...

Postby MarcD » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:21 pm

Time for the next 10 songs. A little bit of a preview, since #131 won't appear on my blog until tomorrow.

As always, one song per day plus videos, comments, etc. @ http://marcstop200songs.blogspot.com/

140: Pseudo Echo - Girl
139: Gary Numan - Me! I Disconnect From You
138: The Style Council - My Ever-Changing Moods
137: The Fixx - One Thing Leads To Another
136: Pete Shelley - If You Ask Me (I Won't Say No)
135: Neil Young - Computer Age
134: Strange Advance - We Run
133: Duran Duran - Hold Back The Rain
132: The The - Uncertain Smile
131: Missing Persons - Walking In L.A.

...be back next time with songs 130-121.
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Re: Started a blog the other day...

Postby negative1 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:44 pm

MarcD wrote:Time for the next group of songs from my blog: http://marcstop200songs.blogspot.com/

As always, a new song every day plus videos, comments, etc.

144 - Thompson Twins - The Gap

Back next time with songs 140-131.
'

interesting thing to do, listing out the songs you like.
i enjoy reading them.
even songs i don't know..

about the thompson twins - the gap,
what makes you think 'the gap' wasn't a single, there were US, UK, and australian releases for the 7", and 12" remixes

The single peaked at #69 in the U.S., spending six weeks on the US Billboard 100.

https://www.discogs.com/Thompson-Twins- ... ster/85853

133: Duran Duran - Hold Back The Rain

also, for duran duran, 'hold back the rain', was the b-side for rio, so it got plenty of exposure,
and had several versions, and remixes....


later
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Re: Started a blog the other day...

Postby MarcD » Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:01 am

negative1 wrote:
MarcD wrote:Time for the next group of songs from my blog: http://marcstop200songs.blogspot.com/

As always, a new song every day plus videos, comments, etc.

144 - Thompson Twins - The Gap

Back next time with songs 140-131.
'

interesting thing to do, listing out the songs you like.
i enjoy reading them.
even songs i don't know..

about the thompson twins - the gap,
what makes you think 'the gap' wasn't a single, there were US, UK, and australian releases for the 7", and 12" remixes

The single peaked at #69 in the U.S., spending six weeks on the US Billboard 100.

https://www.discogs.com/Thompson-Twins- ... ster/85853

133: Duran Duran - Hold Back The Rain

also, for duran duran, 'hold back the rain', was the b-side for rio, so it got plenty of exposure,
and had several versions, and remixes....


later
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Thanks for the info on The Gap. I am relying mostly on my own memory, I usually check sources for chart positions but I didn't remember it being a single. I appreciate the correction.

Yes, I do have the Night Versions 2CD set from DD and I believe Hold Back the Rain is on there in a different mix. I don't have my CDs handy right now though. Storage.

As for the blog, I remember years ago reading someone else's and really enjoying it. I hope you and anyone else who might be interested is enjoying playing the songs and maybe discovering something new. I always like when someone clues me into something I missed, maybe a hidden gem from the New Wave era. Feel free to give me any feedback you'd like, positive or negative.
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Re: Started a blog the other day...

Postby negative1 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:55 pm

MarcD wrote:Thanks for the info on The Gap. I am relying mostly on my own memory, I usually check sources for chart positions but I didn't remember it being a single. I appreciate the correction.

Yes, I do have the Night Versions 2CD set from DD and I believe Hold Back the Rain is on there in a different mix. I don't have my CDs handy right now though. Storage.

As for the blog, I remember years ago reading someone else's and really enjoying it. I hope you and anyone else who might be interested is enjoying playing the songs and maybe discovering something new. I always like when someone clues me into something I missed, maybe a hidden gem from the New Wave era. Feel free to give me any feedback you'd like, positive or negative.


sure no problem.

keep up the good work.

if you check discogs, and wikipedia next time, you should be ok.

further checks with the bands website should verify the information.

later
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Re: Started a blog the other day...

Postby MarcD » Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:43 am

Time for the next 10 songs. A little bit of a preview, since #121 won't appear on my blog until tomorrow.

As always, one song per day plus videos, comments, etc. @ http://marcstop200songs.blogspot.com/

130: The Box - Must I Always Remember
129: Classix Nouveaux - Never Never Comes
128: John Foxx - Europe After The Rain
127: Spoons - Waterline
126: Erasure - Star
125: Bill Nelson - Because Of You (Popstand Remix)
124: Robert Palmer - I Didn't Mean To Turn You On
123: Japan - Quiet Life
122: A Flock Of Seagulls - Messages
121: Echo & The Bunnymen - The Killing Moon

...be back next time with songs 120-111.
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Re: Started a blog the other day...

Postby MarcD » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:09 am

Time for the next 10 songs. A little bit of a preview, since #111 won't appear on my blog until tomorrow.

As always, one song per day plus videos, comments, etc. @ http://marcstop200songs.blogspot.com/

120: ABC - Be Near Me
119: Red Flag - Count To Three
118: Platinum Blonde - Standing In The Dark
117: English Evenings - I Will Return
116: Blue Peter - Radio Silence
115: When In Rome - The Promise
114: Space Monkey - Only The Night
113: Eurythmics - Who's That Girl
112: Alphaville - Golden Feeling
111: Roxy Music - Take A Chance With Me

...be back next time with songs 110-101.
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Re: Started a blog the other day...

Postby MarcD » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:17 pm

Maberiach wrote:I'm interested in this, now I will follow your blog


Sweet! Thanks and welcome aboard.
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