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Her nickname on Songfacts always reminds me of that great Roy Orbison song, but right now Nicole is an angel not quite so blue. She has happily consented to share some great eclectic music with us. Enjoy this chorus of heavenly tunes and strike your harps for:

BlueAngel's Personal Top Ten

B.O.B. – Outkast: Not a bad job keeping up vocally with that BPM.

Black Steel – Tricky: More of an interpretation than a cover of the Public Enemy classic and a rather brilliant one at that.

Born Under A Bad Sign – Albert King: List needs some classic blues.

Brother Down – Sam Roberts: Among the first modern artists I discovered through a friend who moved to Montreal.

Buffalo Soldier – Bob Marley: List needs a little reggae too.

Californication – Red Hot Chili Peppers: The only upside to Frusciante leaving the Chili’s again is the possibility that one day they’ll reform and create another masterpiece like this one.

Change – Killing Joke: With a riff like that who needs more than like eight different words.

Chasing Heather Crazy – Guided By Voices: One of Pollard’s near perfect pop rock tunes.

Could You Be The One? – Husker Du: At their most poppy.

Down in the Tube Station At Midnight -The Jam: Some inspired bass playing.

Dry Your Eyes - The Streets: Surprisingly elegant and lovely for a cockney, garage rapper/hooligan. Best line: "She wraps her fingers round mine with the softness she's blessed with".

Edge of Seventeen - Stevie Nicks: Good rhythm.

Even Flow – Pearl Jam: I actually prefer them a little less, um, earnest.

Eye Know – De La Soul: Rather sweet and jazzy.

Fight Test – The Flaming Lips: Odd little intro but great song: "There are things you can't avoid, you have to face them, when you're not prepared to face them"

Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty: A song that’s been with me forever, I love the feel of it: "yeah I’m FREEEE!"

Get By – Talib Kweli: Another great reinvention of a classic.

Green Machine – Kyuss: One of my favourite songs when in a particularly lousy mood. "I’ve got a war inside my head..."

Head On – The Jesus and Mary Chain: This one too: "I can’t stand up, I can’t cool down, I can’t get my head off the ground."

Hey Man Nice Shot – Filter: Nice intro.

I Can See For Miles – The Who: Obviously one of the best, most knowing drum performances, ever.

I Found That Essence Rare – Gang of Four: Couldn’t get the original video on Youtube (thank you WMG’s lawyers) so it’s just a cover by Idlewild. *Original highly recommended.*

I Shall Be Released – The Band: One of Dylan’s greatest choruses "I see my light come shining, from the west down to the east, any day now, any day now, I shall be released."

Izzo (HOVA) – Jay-Z: Normally I’m not into the arrogant self-promotion that pervades much of rap but when it’s backed by music this uplifting (based rather brilliantly around a sample of the Jackson 5’s "I Want You Back") I let it slide.

Judy is a Punk – Ramones: "Oh yeahhhh"

Learn To Fly – Foo Fighters: Feel-good hit of the post-grunge years.

Life on Mars? – David Bowie: So excellently orchestrated it really doesn’t matter that I have no idea what he’s talking about.

Lightning Crashes – Live: Decent build-up.

Lord Can You Hear Me? - Spacemen 3: One of Jason Pierce's earlier attempts at incorporating gospel. Sublime.

Love Burns – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Another favourite intro.

Lust For Life – Iggy Pop: Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. ..

Midnight In A Perfect World – DJ Shadow: One of my essential chill-out songs.

Ooh la la – Faces: "I wish that I knew what I know now when I was younger, I wish that I knew what I know now when I was stronger."

P.S. You Rock My World – Eels: "...how a careful man tries to dodge the bullets, while a happy man takes a walk, maybe it’s time to live."

Pictures of You – The Cure: Only a few vocalists could pull off such overly romantic heartbreak this capably.

Risingson – Massive Attack: As excellent as they are at selecting guest collaborators and vocalists some of their classics feature just the three of them. "Now you’re lost and you’re lethal."

Roll Over Beethoven – Chuck Berry: "My heart beatin’ rhythm and my soul keep a singing the blues."

She Sells Sanctuary – The Cult: Awesome pirate uniform and good song too.

Step On – Happy Mondays: Greatest poet since W.B. Yeats.

The Ocean Breathes Salty – Modest Mouse: This one kind of grew on me.

Tuesday’s Gone – Lynyrd Skynyrd: Lovely wallowing song.

Two Months Off – Underworld: Good memories. "You bring light in."

U.R.A. Fever – The Kills: "Going 'round a break up, take you to a jukebox, that's the situation, pick you out a number and that's our arrangement."

Wake Up – The Walkmen: The Strokes always got more attention, but I thought these guys were a bit more interesting.

Wandering Star – Portishead: Few artists manage to be simultaneously delicate, lovely and disconcerting as well as Gibbons and co.

We Used To Be Friends – The Dandy Warhols: Screeches, rocks, fuzzs and falsettos quite well.

Welcome to the Jungle – Guns N’ Roses: One of my first musical discoveries, on that episode of The Simpsons that spoofs Thelma and Louise: "Tonight has nothing to do with 'nice'. Tonight's all about...'sunshine, lollipops and rainbows'"

What Do You Want Me To Say? – The Dismemberment Plan: AMG described this song best (and with a maximum of pretentious indie name-dropping): "Equal parts Pavement abstraction, Weezer anthemic hook-heavy stammer, angular Wire-esque tone experimentation, and college rock singalong, the song is at once shambolically indie, catchy like power pop, and muscular like first-rate classic rock.â€

Where is My Mind? – Pixies: "Ooooooh, Stop."

Wolf Like Me – TV on the Radio: "Got a curse we cannot lift, shines when the sunset shifts, there's a cure comes with a kiss, the bite that binds, the gift that gives."

Bit more to the modern/alternative side than last round, but hopefully something for everyone. Enjoy! :)

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B.O.B - Outkast

Black Steel - Tricky

Born Under a Bad Sign - Albert King

Brother Down - Sam Roberts

Buffalo Soldier - Bob Marley

Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Change - Killing Joke

Chasing Heather Crazy - Guided By Voices

Could You Be The One? - Husker Du

Down in the Tube Station at Midnight - The Jam

Dry Your Eyes - The Streets

Edge of Seventeen - Stevie Nicks

Even Flow - Pearl Jam

Eye Know - De La Soul

Fight Test - The Flaming Lips

Free Fallin' - Tom Petty

Get By - Talib Kweli

Green Machine - Kyuss

Head On - The Jesus and Mary Chain

Hey Man Nice Shot - Filter

I Can See For Miles - The Who

I Found the Essence Rare - Gang of Four

I Shall Be Released - The Band

IZZO (HOVA) - Jay-Z

Judy Is A Punk - Ramones

Learn to Fly - Foo Fighters

Life on Mars - David Bowie

Lightning Crashes - Live

Lord Can You Hear Me? - Spacemen 3

Love Burns - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Lust for Life - Iggy Pop

Midnight in a Perfect World - DJ Shadow

Ooh La La - Faces

P.S. You Rock My World - Eels

Pictures of You - The Cure

Risingson - Massive Attack

Roll Over Beethovan - Chuck Berry

She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult

Step On - Happy Mondays

The Ocean Breathes Salty - Modest Mouse

Tuesday's Gone - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Two Months Off - Underworld

U.R.A. Fever - The Kills

Wake Up - The Walkmen

Wandering Star - Portishead

We Used To Be Friends - The Dandy Warhols

Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses

What Do You Want Me To Say? - The Dismemberment Plan

Where Is My Mind - Pixies

Wolf Like Me - TV on the Radio

You don't have to wing it, Songfactors. You know what to do!

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1 Free Fallin' _ Tom Petty

2 B.O.B _ Outkast

3 Buffalo Soldier _ Bob Marley

4 She Sells Sanctuary _ The Cult

5 Tuesday's Gone _ Lynyrd Skynyrd

6 Welcome to the Jungle _ Guns N' Roses

7 Lightning Crashes _ Live

8 Edge of Seventeen _ Stevie Nicks

9 Learn to Fly _ Foo Fighters

10 Even Flow _ Pearl Jam

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1. Edge of Seventeen - Stevie Nicks

2. Tuesday's Gone - Lynyrd Skynyrd

3. I Shall Be Released - The Band {This version runs second to Joe Cocker's version, which I think is the definitive take on it.}

4. Lust for Life - Iggy Pop

5. Even Flow - Pearl Jam

6. Free Fallin' - Tom Petty

7. Pictures of You - The Cure

8. Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses

9. Roll Over Beethovan - Chuck Berry

10. I Can See For Miles - The Who

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01. Life on Mars - David Bowie

02. She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult

03. Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses

04. Judy Is A Punk - Ramones

05. Buffalo Soldier - Bob Marley

06. Pictures of You - The Cure

07. Even Flow - Pearl Jam

08. Hey Man Nice Shot - Filter

09. We Used To Be Friends - The Dandy Warhols

10. Free Fallin' - Tom Petty

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Nice list Blue Angel. I hadn't heard most of them but I really liked a lot of them ;)

1.Ooh la la – Faces

2.Buffalo Soldier – Bob Marley

3.Born Under A Bad Sign – Albert King

4.Tuesday’s Gone – Lynyrd Skynyrd

5.The Ocean Breathes Salty – Modest Mouse

6.Edge of Seventeen - Stevie Nicks

7.Wandering Star – Portishead

8.Californication – Red Hot Chili Peppers

9.Dry Your Eyes - The Streets

10.Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty

I liked these too :D

[smallest] In no particular order:

Midnight In A Perfect World – DJ Shadow

Welcome to the Jungle – Guns N’ Roses

Wake Up – The Walkmen

I Can See For Miles – The Who

Learn To Fly – Foo Fighters

We Used To Be Friends – The Dandy Warhols

Where is My Mind? – Pixies

Head On – The Jesus and Mary Chain

P.S. You Rock My World – Eels

Step On – Happy Mondays[/smallest]

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1. Ooh la la – Faces

2. Life on Mars? – David Bowie

3. Judy is a Punk – Ramones

4. Where is My Mind? – Pixies

5. Lust For Life – Iggy Pop

6. Even Flow – Pearl Jam

7. Californication – Red Hot Chili Peppers

8. Pictures of You – The Cure

9. We Used To Be Friends – The Dandy Warhols

10. U.R.A. Fever – The Kills

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1- Ooh La La - Faces

2- Down in the Tube Station at Midnight - The Jam

3- Life on Mars - David Bowie

4- Born Under a Bad Sign - Albert King

5- I Can See For Miles - The Who

6- Black Steel - Tricky

7- Judy Is A Punk - Ramones

8- P.S. You Rock My World - Eels

9- We Used To Be Friends - The Dandy Warhols

10-Lust For Life – Iggy Pop

I had never heard that Jam song... nor Eels' nor Tricky. Nor Dandy Warhols' .

Good list, BlueAngel!!! :thumbsup:

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1-Ooh La La - Faces

2-Life on Mars - David Bowie

3-Roll Over Beethovan - Chuck Berry

4-Free Fallin' - Tom Petty

5-Lust for Life - Iggy Pop

6-I Shall Be Released - The Band

7-Born Under a Bad Sign - Albert King

8-Risingson - Massive Attack

9-Edge of Seventeen - Stevie Nicks

10-I Can See For Miles - The Who

Some good "new" songs for me to hear and I'm enjoying many of them but my votes are for the more familiar tunes today. I may come back tomorrow and make changes. LOL

Great list Angel!

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1. I Can See For Miles - The Who

2. Fight Test - Flaming Lips

3. Welcome To The Jungle - Guns N' Roses

4. Tuesday's Gone - Lynyrd Skynyrd

5. Buffalo Soldier - Bob Marley

6. Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers

7. Could You Be The One? - Husker Du

8. Hey Man Nice Shot - Filter

9. Lust For Life - Iggy Pop

10. Roll Over Beethoven - Chuck Berry

Honorable Mention: Live, Pearl Jam, Gang of Four, Ramones, Foo Fighters, Pixies, The Jam, a few others

:afro: :afro: :afro: :rockon: :rockon: :rockon:

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1. I Shall Be Released – The Band

2. Free Fallin' - Tom Petty

3. Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers

4. Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses

5. I Can See For Miles - The Who

6. Buffalo Soldier - Bob Marley

7. She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult

8. Roll Over Beethovan - Chuck Berry

9. The Ocean Breathes Salty - Modest Mouse

10. Even Flow - Pearl Jam

Great list :thumbsup:

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1. Life On Mars? - David Bowie

2. Where Is My Mind? - Pixies

3. I Can See For Miles - The Who

4. Ooh La La - The Faces

5. B.O.B. - Outkast

6. Welcome To The Jungle - GNR

7. I Shall Be Released - The Band

8. Ocean Breathes Salty - Modest Mouse

9. Free Fallin' - Tom Petty

10. Learn To Fly - Foo Fighters

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1. Californication - RHCP

2. Even Flow - Pearl Jam

3. Free Fallin' - Tom Petty

4. Learn to Fly - Foo Fighters

5. Lust for Life - Iggy Pop

6. Welcome to The Jungle - Guns N Roses

7. B.O.B. - Outkast

8. Lightning Crashes - Live

9. Wandering Star - Portishead

10. Roll Over Beethoven - Chuck Berry

I really enjoyed listening to this list, Blue Angel, lots of stuff that was new to me

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1. Free Fallin' - Tom Petty

2. Buffalo Soldier - Bob Marley

3. Wandering Star - Portishead

4. Ooh La La - Faces

5. I Can See For Miles - The Who

6. Even Flow - Pearl Jam

7. Tuesday's Gone - Lynyrd Skynyrd

8. I Shall Be Released - The Band

9. The Ocean Breathes Salty - Modest Mouse

10. Pictures of You - The Cure

Great list Angel. Lots of new music for me. Enjoyed listening to it.

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1. I Can See For Miles - The Who

2. Edge of Seventeen - Stevie Nicks

3. Tuesday's Gone - Lynyrd Skynyrd

4. Life on Mars - David Bowie

5. Born Under a Bad Sign - Albert King

6. Buffalo Soldier - Bob Marley

7. I Shall Be Released - The Band

8. Roll Over Beethovan - Chuck Berry

9. Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses

10. Dry Your Eyes - The Streets

Great songs!

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1. Even Flow - Pearl Jam

2. Life on Mars - David Bowie

3. She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult

4. Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses

5. Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers

6. I Can See For Miles - The Who

7. Lightning Crashes - Live

8. Learn to Fly - Foo Fighters

9. Where Is My Mind - Pixies

10. Edge of Seventeen - Stevie Nicks

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1. P.S. You Rock My World - Eels (not only is that one of my most favourite Eels tracks, but you also quoted the line that I usually do)

2. Eye Know - De La Soul (It's a Daisy Age)

3. Wandering Star - Portishead

4. Hey Man Nice Shot - Filter

5. Where Is My Mind - Pixies

6. Wolf Like Me - TV on the Radio

7. Fight Test - The Flaming Lips

8. Midnight in a Perfect World - DJ Shadow

9. I Found the Essence Rare - Gang of Four

10.Down in the Tube Station at Midnight - The Jam

this list is right up my alley :D

thanks for that Nicole, I had a nice afternoon listening to it :)

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1. I Can See For Miles – The Who

2. I Shall Be Released - The Band

3. Buffalo Soldier – Bob Marley

4. Edge of Seventeen - Stevie Nicks

5. Tuesday’s Gone – Lynyrd Skynyrd

6. Born Under A Bad Sign – Albert King

7. Ooh la la – Faces

8. Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty

9. Lightning Crashes – Live

10 Down in the Tube Station At Midnight -The Jam

Nice variety of music! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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1. Born Under a Bad Sign - Albert King

2. Edge of Seventeen - Stevie Nicks

3. Tuesday's Gone - Lynyrd Skynyrd

4. I Can See For Miles - The Who

5. Fight Test - The Flaming Lips

6. Ooh La La - Faces

7. Learn to Fly - Foo Fighters

8. Brother Down - Sam Roberts

9. Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers

10. Step On - Happy Mondays

I liked the challenge of your list, Miss Angel. So much new music for me, including #s 5, 7, 8 &10 above.

Thanks for all the music intros on your list.

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