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50 songs from 50 years

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Got a challenge for N-E. I've been told to come up with a playlist of songs, one song for each year since 1960. Unfortunately my knowledge on older non-rock stuff is kinda lacking so I'm struggling to get variation in there. Anyone feel like giving me a hand? A whole 50 songs, a decade or just a few suggestions (with year) would be welcome :)

 

I had a draft playlist that I was going to post up - but I've just deleted it :hmm: Second time I've done that now! Guess it's start from scratch time...

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Surely this is the most subjective thing ever? Everyone's got a different favourite song from different years...

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Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights - 1978 Yes.

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Surely this is the most subjective thing ever? Everyone's got a different favourite song from different years...

 

Which is why I'm asking for help. The draft I did was pretty much my taste in music with a few token variations in there. It read like a 'Rolling Stone Magazine' best of.

 

I'm hoping for some suggestions to bump up the variation :)

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Oh ok.

 

Some random ones.

1979

Why'd Ya Do It - Marianne Faithfull

 

1987

If I Was Your Girlfriend - Prince

 

1996

The First Taste - Fiona Apple

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'66. The Beach Boys - I Just Wasn't Made For These Times

'76. Lee "Scratch" Perry - Crab Yars

'86. Prince - Mountains

'96. Weezer - Across The Sea

'06. The Flaming Lips - Pompeii Am Götterdämmerung

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Bjork - Army Of Me - 1995

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'67 - Hello Goodbye - The Beatles

'81 - Computer World - Kraftwerk

'07 - All My Friends - LCD Soundsystem

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1979

Why'd Ya Do It - Marianne Faithfull

Oh man I don't know, can that really win against Comfortably Numb? Or London's Calling? Or Love Will Tear Us Apart??

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1980 blondie: call me ( it wasnt a very good year for music it seems)

1981 under pressure: david bowie and queen

1982 eye of the tiger

1983 safety dance or you know billie jean :D tough year

1984 frankie goes to hollywood: relax or two tribes

1985 dancing in the street: mick jager and bowie

1986 final countdown

1987 rick roll :D

1988 man in the mirror

1989 ride on time: black box..... song honestly cracks me up

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I'll chuck in

 

'67 - Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks

'68 - All Along the Watchtower - Hendrix

'88 - Where is My Mind - Pixies

'04 - Staring at the Sun - TV On the Radio

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Why not just the number one song on your birthday ever year? Granted it will probably result in crap but at least its easy to do :p

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1981 under pressure: david bowie and queen

 

As good as that song is, it has the unfortune of being released in the same year as both Don't Stop Believin' by Journey and Back in Black by AC/DC. As such, I'd say either of those would be the song to mark '81. Waiting For A Girl Like You by Foreigner also came out in that year but I'd probably place Under Pressure above it. Not a bad year for music I must say.

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Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me - 2010 so essential.

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As good as that song is, it has the unfortune of being released in the same year as both Don't Stop Believin' by Journey and Back in Black by AC/DC. As such, I'd say either of those would be the song to mark '81. Waiting For A Girl Like You by Foreigner also came out in that year but I'd probably place Under Pressure above it. Not a bad year for music I must say.

 

ya the early- mid 80s were great 88 and 89... not so much I struggled to find any decent popular ones.

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Here be a few from my end

 

1978 - Rivers of Babylon - Boney M

1982 - I Don't Wanna Dance - Eddy Grant

1983 - Beat It - Michael Jackson

1989 - Poison - Alice Cooper

1990 - Sacrifice - Elton John

 

I'll probably throw some more on later.

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Most important song of all time.

 

 

1991: Sir Chesney Hawkes - The One and Only

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2001 2002 Carbon - Tori Amos

Edited by Razz

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My thoughts:

 

1986 - Livin' On A Prayer by Bon Jovi

1987 - Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns N' Roses or I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For by U2

1988 - One by Metallica

1989 - Kickstart My Heart by Motley Crue (although I'm finding it hard to think of something that really stood out in '89)

1990 - Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O'Connor perhaps

 

1991 - not even going to attempt a pick a song for this. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana, Losing My Religion by REM, Enter The Sandman by Metallica, Alive by Pearl Jam, November Rain by Guns N' Roses, and One by U2 to name some of the awesome songs from this year. Seriously, this year should either be left blank or as a bulk answer cause it's nigh on impossible to pick the defining song.

 

1992 - Plush by Stone Temple Pilots or Killing In The Name by RATM

1993 - Today by Smashing Pumpkins or Are You Gonna Go My Way by Lenny Kravitz

1994 - Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden or Sabotage by Beastie Boys

 

That'll do for now. I think I may attempt to do a whole list for myself.

Edited by Ganepark32

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66': God Only Knows

67': A Day In the Life

70': Wild Horses

71': Stairway or Maggot Brain

75': Thunder Road

 

The eighties through to the naughties are far too volatile for me.

Edited by McMad

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2001 Carbon - Tori Amos

 

Bitch that's 2002...

 

I thought you were a real Tori fan. :wink:

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Bitch that's 2002...

 

I thought you were a real Tori fan. :wink:

 

Omg...fail. *wilts*

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Most important song of all time.

 

 

1991: Sir Chesney Hawkes - The One and Only

 

Yes! Still have this after my iTunes 10 song buying experiment I did. Love it :D

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'91 Smells like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

'65 My Generation - The Who

'95 Wonderwall - Oasis

'71 Imagine - John Lennon

'75 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

 

Just a few that I would chime in with.

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