They're all ranked very dubiously
"Gimme Shelter" is my favourite Stones song too.
Great choices for Eurythmics & Duran Duran, surprisingly low though.
Well, I don't know any other way 230 songs could be ranked, it must've been extremely hard. For me it was difficult to rank 60.
OK, the last 10 before the Top 100:
110. Perfect - Alanis Morissette 
109. Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry 
108. From Despair To Where - Manic Street Preachers 
107. The Rhythm Of Life - Sammy Davis Jr. 
106. It's A Man's Man's Man's World - James Brown 
UK #13, US #8
105. Ain't Nobody - Rufus & Chaka Khan 
UK #8, US #22
104. Sherry Darling - Bruce Springsteen 
103. Simple Minds - Don't You Forget About Me 
UK #7, US #1
102. People Are Strange - Echo & The Bunnymen 
101. (Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go - Curtis Mayfield 
Pure Pleasure Seeker was my fave Moloko song as well, now I probably go with The Time Is Now.
Gimme Shelter is another that was much higher up in my list, more great choices like Misty Blue and Curtis Mayfield. Here Comes The Rain Again is prob my fave Eurythmics song too.
The Eagle Eye Cherrys and Tasmin Archers are a bit disconcerting!
100. Always On The Run - Lenny Kravitz 
The first single from the 'Mama Said' album and it missed the Billboard Top 100 and the UK chart entirely. It's not as catchy or well remembered as the follow up Motown-esque ballad 'It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over', but definitely a precursor to the future hit 'Are You Gonna Go My Way'. Slash guests on lead guitar on this one and co-wrote the song, originally intended for a Gun N Roses album - what can I say? It just plain rocks. Even the B-side 'Light Skin Girl From London' (moi?) is a regular on my playlists.
Wonderful choice, but my Lenny Kravitz top 10 would look something like this:
1. Are You Gonna Go My Way
3. It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over
4. Minister of Rock 'N Roll
5. Thinking of You
6. Little Girl's Eyes
7. I Belong to You
8. Black Velveteen
9. I'll be Waiting
10. Always on the Run
99. Lapdance - N*E*R*D featuring Vita and Lee Harvey 
I dare a mother fucker to come in my face
FLOP first single for the mega trio, didn't even make the Hot 100 in the US (so many of my picks seem to have randomly charted on various genre based club charts in America yet never make it to the mainstream). Frankly, I think it's better than anything the Neptunes have produced for anyone else. Heavy on the guitars and synths, letting someone else take the chorus so Pharrell doesn't embarrass himself with his weak vocals. Oh, and what a surprisingly decent live act too.
98. It Must Be Love - Madness 
UK #4, US #33
I've always loved Madness. I don't think it's exactly a cool thing to admit these days (although their recent comeback single NW5 could stand up there with all their classics), but I just do. Still, in amongst some of the overrated songs that followed this (Our House, House of Fun), this song still grabs me as a genuinely great love song - you know, sort of like when Aqua did Turn Back Time
97. Mellow Fellow - Etta James 
Now, I can barely find any information on Etta James' version of this song. It seems to have been recorded by a shit load of people, and this one is rare. It's a travesty that I can barely even find a trace of evidence that she even recorded it, so I'm uploading it especially myself...
96. Jungle Boogie - Kool & The Gang 
Like a lot of us post-70s young'uns, this was first really brought to my attention on the Pulp Fiction soundtrack. Seems to have been sampled loads of times, but very subtly. This is all about the music here. It's so amazingly FUNKY, energetic and uplifting, and here it is on Brad Pitt's cameo appearance on Jackass
God I FUCKING HATE Madness
It's been too long, it's been too long...
Yay Etta. Jungle Boogie is cool too. Thought Kravitz would be higher.
95. Hang Up Your Hang Ups - Herbie Hancock 
OK, I admit it, this was only brought to my attention a few years ago when that fat cunt Janet Jackson sampled it on All Nite (Don't Stop), but like with so MANY of Janet and current R&B acts do with their sampling, they take the original song and sing over it, barely adding anything of their own at all (hello Mr. Kanye West). How bloody great is THIS?
But yes, "It Must Be Love" was/is sheer loveliness. There's a good handful of other tunes that I regard quite highly, but I can quite happily go through a lifetime of not hearing "One Step Beyond" or "Nightboat to Cairo" ever again...
Hey go get the doctor
Doctor came too late...
Latest top 5 prediction:
5. Lisa Stansfield - Time To Make You Mine
4. Terence Trent D'Arby - To Know Someone Deeply Is to Know Someone Softly
3. 2 Unlimited - Maximum Overdrive
2. Extreme - Tragic Comic
1. Tevin Campbell - Can We Talk
94. Too Young To Die - Jamiroquai 
Back when they were trying to call themselves "Acid Jazz" and before we all knew what a cunt Jay Kay was. Still, whatever - every time this song comes up randomly on my iPod I start gushing over how much I love it and it sparks off a day long Jamiroquai marathon
Interesting choice for an Echo & The Bunnymen track Don't you think Jim Morrison did it better?
Anyway, pretty good list so far, special yay for Curtis
there are things worse in life than never being someone's sweetie.
93. Martika's Kitchen - Martika 
UK #17, US #92
YAY, I get to gush about Prince now. OK, not so much cos he sure knew how to kill a girl's career... with some fabulous music All his little proteges he plucks from obscurity (i.e. whoever he's shagging at the time) tend to be talentless no-marks you never hear from again - only Carmen Electra really survived but not in music. When he takes an existing artist with an actual career and gives them a song or five, boy do they shine. WHY was this such a flop?
And again, because he's such a cunt, all the YouTube videos have been muted. Ironically the only one I can find is his own demo
You bring the noise and I'll bring the smile
J boys dancing, all the girls looking so pretty
That one is a bit too perky for my liking. Isn't she a goth now?
YAY for Martika!
Actually his demo isn't bad at all, this is my Martika top 5:
1. Toy Soldiers
2. Love, Thy Will be Done
3. Colored Kisses
4. Martika's Kitchen
5. More Than You Know
lol @ the Prince demo. I really need to hear all those bootlegs, like his version of Manic Monday.
92. Twisted (Everyday Hurts) - Skunk Anansie 
Skunk Anansie had quite a few big radio hits in the 90s, although surprisingly never a Top 10. For some reason this one just came and went, but while most people ignored and/or forgot about it, it was instantly my favourite of theirs. It hit me immediately and I've never forgotten about it.
91. Hopelessly Devoted To You - Olivia Newton John 
UK #2, US #3
One of the handful of songs written for the Grease movie that wasn't in the original stage show. *throws tissue paper into a paddling pool*
90. Love In The First Degree - Bananarama 
UK #3, US #48
I have nothing to say about this other than it being one of the many songs that takes me back to being 6 years old again - best age ever! And the fantastically funny music video to boot, it's amazing.
Yay, that was my fave at the time as well, though I like Rumour more now
Ta for the Manic Monday
89. If You're Not In It For Love (I'm Outta Here) - Shania Twain 
She's been around since 1993 on the contemporary Country scene, only really successful worldwide since 1998, but in 96 I first heard of Shania Twain with this song. Stayed up late back when the World Music Awards were entertaining - the year Jacko was up and down all night - but along with that came this little humble performance from some stunning Country singer. For 2 years I was raving about her going ignored because no-one else had heard of her. I even saw the video to earlier single Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under? on The Box in that time. Thankfully IYNIIFL now has a rightful place on her Greatest Hits.
Look at Tyra Banks clapping out of time
Oh lol. Surely Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?
That was Shania's first hit here, top ten in 1996. Still one of her best.
Twisted (Everyday Hurts) is my favourite Skunk Anansie song too. At the time I only had access to UK top 20 charts so I was disappointed it never made it - considering most of their singles did.
Don't know that.
"Good Stuff" was terrible though
Bop bop bop bop BA-BAAAAAA-BAAAAA-BAAA
How about giving me some of that good stuff
What's happened to the commentary? Hope it comes back as we reach the top 50 or whatever!
Good selections there, I'd have went with Sour Times or Numb for Portishead. In fact probably "The Rip" which is my favourite song of the year.
A bit behind but that Olivia-Nana DOUBLE WHAMMY was worth the entrance fee alone
It's been too long, it's been too long...
I presume they added "Hopelessly Devoted" to subsequent post-movie stage versions?
They SHOULD do...it really is one of my all time favourite songs, way higher than just "top 100" like Ellie puts it. I think it's heartbreakingly BEAUTIFUL
It's been too long, it's been too long...
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