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Being the only current SF ID fish that is prehistoric, our dear Ichthyostega is the gap species between our sea-dependent forefishies and those sweaty landlubbers walking on 2 feet. So it is only apropos that his choices should bridge the period between the earliest beginngs of rock and the current chart dwellers that walk erect with their "hands in the air." It's time to put our flippers together for

BitterAlmond's Personal Top Ten

Around The World - Daft Punk

Between The Sheets - The Isley Brothers

Black Metallic - The Catherine Wheel

The Captain Of Her Heart - Double

Clone - Greg Vandike

Darkness - The Human League

Deacon Blues - Steely Dan

Don't Answer Me - The Alan Parsons Project

Down But Not Yet Out - Felt

Girlfriend - Matthew Sweet

Goodbye Horses - Q Lazzarus

Halah - Mazzy Star

Hunting High And Low - A-Ha

I Adore You - Melpo Mene

I'd Die Without You - P.M. Dawn

I Will Come Back - Holy Ghost!

IOU - Freeez

Just A Friend - Biz Markie

Just For A Moment - Ultravox!

Kelly Watch The Stars - Air

Leaving - Suede

Lips Like Sugar - Echo And The Bunnymen

Love On A Two-Way Street - Springs

Methods Of Dance - Japan

More Than This - Roxy Music

The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get - Morrissey

No One Is To Blame - Howard Jones

A Question Of Lust (Minimal) - Depeche Mode

Oprofessionell - kent

Ordinary World - Duran Duran

Plasticine (Lounge Version) - Placebo

Red Red Wine - UB40

Say Something - James

She Rides - Soul Ballet

Sketch For Summer - The Durutti Column

Special To Me - Jessica Harper

Steppin' Out - Joe Jackson

Susanna - The Art Company

Theme From Taxi Driver - Bernard Herrmann

There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths

True Faith - NewOrder

Two Occasions - The Deele

Two Worlds Collide - Inspiral Carpets

Uncertain Smile - The The

Underpass - John Foxx

Vienna - Ultravox

Which Way To Turn - Bryan Ferry

Wicked Game - Chris Isaak

Wonderland - Xymox

Words - F.R. David

"50 songs chosen by yours truly. There should be something for everyone, although I tend to gravitate more towards 80s New Wave and SynthPop. Vote for the ones you like, vote for the ones you recognise - hell, vote against the ones you hate haha." - BA

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=CCBFB43966CD1EE3

Time to climb in the primordal swamp among these morsels and chomp down. When you come out for air .... VOTE!

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1 Ordinary World ~ Duran Duran

2 True Faith ~ NewOrder

3 Red Red Wine ~ UB40

4 Girlfriend ~ Matthew Sweet

5 Just A Friend ~ Biz Markie

6 Steppin' Out ~ Joe Jackson

7 Goodbye Horses ~ Q Lazzarus

8 A Question Of Lust (Minimal) ~ Depeche Mode

9 Wicked Game ~ Chris Isaak

10 Around The World ~ Daft Punk

a couple of these are also on my upcoming PT10 :cool:

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1. Steppin' Out - Joe Jackson

2. Deacon Blues - Steely Dan

3. Lips Like Sugar - Echo And The Bunnymen

4. More Than This - Roxy Music

5. Red Red Wine - UB40

6. Just A Friend - Biz Markie

7. Wicked Game - Chris Isaak

8. Which Way To Turn - Bryan Ferry

9. Ordinary World - Duran Duran

10. Around The World - Daft Punk

Great list of songs! Most of them I knew, some of them I didnt -- I had fun listening to those.

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1. Deacon Blues - Steely Dan - My favorite Steely Dan song

2. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths - My second favorite Smith's song

3. Girlfriend - Matthew Sweet

4. Lips Like Sugar - Echo And The Bunnymen

5. Wicked Game - Chris Isaak

6. Don't Answer Me - The Alan Parsons Project

7. No One Is To Blame - Howard Jones

8. The Captain Of Her Heart - Double

9. Just A Friend - Biz Markie

10. Kelly Watch The Stars - Air

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1- Don't Answer Me - The Alan Parsons Project

2- Ordinary World - Duran Duran

3- Vienna - Ultravox

4- Words - F.R. David

5- Steppin' Out - Joe Jackson

6- I Adore You - Melpo Mene

7- Love On A Two-Way Street - Springs

8- More Than This - Roxy Music

9- Theme From Taxi Driver - Bernard Herrmann

10-Underpass - John Foxx

11-Between The Sheets - The Isley Brothers

12-Black Metallic - The Catherine Wheel

...and so on... :P

Very good list, AlmendrasAmargas!! :thumbsup:

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1.Don't Answer Me - Alan Parsons Project

2.Deacon Blues - Steely Dan

3.The Captain Of Her Heart - Double

4.Ordinary World - Duran Duran

5.Steppin' Out - Joe Jackson

6. Wicked Game - Chris Isaak

7.No one is to blame - Howard Jones

8.More Than This - Roxy Music

9.plasticine - placebo

10.Black Metallic - Catherine Wheel

Awesome list BA. A couple of new ones I've never heard and liked very much :D

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1. Deacon Blues - Steely Dan

2. Around The World - Daft Punk

3. Don't Answer Me - Alan Parsons Project

4. Halah - Mazzy Star

5. Girlfriend - Matthew Sweet

6. Lips Like Sugar - Echo and the Bunnymen

7. Say Something - James

8. Wonderland - Xymox

9. Between The Sheets - Isley Brothers

10. More Than This - Roxy Music

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

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Ooh BA knows my kinda style, so this one I can't resist voting on ;)

1) More Than This - Roxy Music

2) Wicked Game - Chris Isaak

3) Vienna - Ultravox

4) Ordinary World - Duran Duran

5) Say Something - James

6) Kelly Watch The Stars - Air

7) I Adore You - Melpo Mene

8) Unprofessionell - kent

9) Hunting High And Low - A-Ha

10) The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get - Morrissey

Whew! That was a tough one!!!

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1. No One Is To Blame - Howard Jones

2. True Faith - New Order

3. Two Occasions - The Deele

4. Wicked Game - Chris Isaak

5. I'd Die Without You - PM Dawn

6. Red Red Wine - UB40

7. The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get - Morrissey

8. Wonderland - Xymox

9. Say Something - James

10. IOU - Freeez

Wow, some great blasts from the past there and lots of new stuff to listen to....great list BA!

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1. Deacon Blues - Steely Dan

2. Steppin' Out - Joe Jackson

3. Don't Answer Me - The Alan Parsons Project

4. Red Red Wine - UB40

5. Ordinary World - Duran Duran

6. Theme From Taxi Driver - Bernard Herrmann

7. More Than This - Roxy Music

8. Girlfriend - Matthew Sweet

9. Between The Sheets - The Isley Brothers

10 No One Is To Blame - Howard Jones

:coolio:

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1. Girlfriend - Matthew Sweet

2. Between The Sheets - Isleys

3. Steppin' Out - Joe Jackson

4. Don't Answer Me - Alan Parsons

5. Two Worlds Collide - Inspiral Carpets

6. The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get - Morrissey

7. Leaving - Suede

8. Black Metallic - The Catherine Wheel

9. Two Occasions - The Deele

10.There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - Smiths

I'm back in the 80's again.

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1-Deacon Blues - Steely Dan

2-The Captain Of Her Heart - Double

3-Don't Answer Me - The Alan Parsons Project

4-More Than This - Roxy Music

5-Love On A Two-Way Street - Springs

6-Special To Me - Jessica Harper

7-Steppin' Out - Joe Jackson

8-She Rides - Soul Ballet

9-Susanna - The Art Company

10-Two Occasions - The Deele

Nice mix of old familiar (and great) songs with four songs that are new to me (6, 8, 9, 10) and one excellent cover I've never heard...Love On A Two-Way Street - Springs.

I enjoyed the tour.

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1. Wicked Game - Chris Isaak

2. Deacon Blues - Steely Dan

3. Red Red Wine - UB40

4. Ordinary World - Duran Duran

5. Between The Sheets - The Isley Brothers

6. Lips Like Sugar - Echo And The Bunnymen

7. Around The World - Daft Punk

8. She Rides - Soul Ballet

9. Don't Answer Me - The Alan Parsons Project

10. Words - F.R. David

Thanks BA, lots of stuff I didn't know before, and I voted for two of 'em (8 & 10). A fun list for me.

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1. Two Worlds Collide - Inspiral Carpets

2. Kelly Watch The Stars - Air

3. Sketch For Summer - The Durutti Column (never heard of them before)

4. Around The World - Daft Punk

5. True Faith - New Order

6. Down But Not Yet Out - Felt

7. Just A Friend - Biz Markie

8. Leaving - Suede

9. Uncertain Smile - The The (would have liked it more without the vocals, but the instrumentation is great)

10. The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get - Morrissey

nice music :)

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1. More Than This - Roxy Music

2. Deacon Blues - Steely Dan

3. Just For A Moment - Ultravox!

4. Wicked Game - Chris Isaak

5. Lips Like Sugar - Echo And The Bunnymen

6. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths

7. Which Way To Turn - Bryan Ferry

8. Vienna - Ultravox

9. Between The Sheets - The Isley Brothers

10. Darkness - The Human League

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1) There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths

2) Underpass - John Foxx

3) The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get - Morrissey

4) Say Something - James

5) Lips Like Sugar - Echo And The Bunnymen

6) Two Worlds Collide - Inspiral Carpets

7) Wicked Game - Chris Isaak

8) Sketch For Summer - The Durutti Column

9) True Faith - NewOrder

10) Around The World - Daft Punk

All but 2 of these artists come from the same UK county of Lancashire; six of them from the same city!

The Smiths / Morrissey: Manchester

John Foxx: Chorley (near Manchester)

James: Manchester

Echo & The Bunnymen: Liverpool

Inspiral Carpets: Manchester

The Durutti Column: Manchester

New Order: Manchester

Weird.

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1. The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get - Morrissey

2. Steppin' Out - Joe Jackson

3. Wicked Game - Chris Isaak

4. Deacon Blues - Steely Dan

5. Susanna - The Art Company

6. Lips Like Sugar - Echo And The Bunnymen

7. Say Something - James

8. She Rides - Soul Ballet

9. Theme From Taxi Driver - Bernard Herrmann

10. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths

Nice list B A

:cool:

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1. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths

2. Ordinary World - Duran Duran

3. Black Metallic - The Catherine Wheel

4. A Question Of Lust (Minimal) - Depeche Mode

5. Two Worlds Collide - Inspiral Carpets

6. True Faith - New Order

7. Leaving - Suede

8. Say Something - James (I haven't heard this one for years, good memories)

9. Around The World - Daft Punk

10. Kelly Watch The Stars - Air

Could easily have included any of these...

Lips Like Sugar - Echo And The Bunnymen

More Than This - Roxy Music

Oprofessionell - kent

Methods Of Dance - Japan

Plasticine (Lounge Version) - Placebo

The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get - Morrissey

Sketch For Summer - The Durutti Column

Theme From Taxi Driver - Bernard Herrmann

Halah - Mazzy Star

Wonderland - Xymox

Nice, very nice. :headphones:

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1. The Captain Of Her Heart - Double

2. Wicked Game - Chris Isaak

3. Say Something - James

4. Steppin' Out - Joe Jackson

5. Deacon Blues - Steely Dan

6. No One Is To Blame - Howard Jones

7. Black Metallic - The Catherine Wheel

8. Down But Not Yet Out - Felt

9. Theme From Taxi Driver - Bernard Herrmann

10. Special To Me - Jessica Harper

Once again, more new music for me to enjoy. Numbers 3,6,8 & 10 Thanks for that, BA.

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Our exercise in prime organ(isms) has brought us to this point. Our research has unearthed these treasures frozen in time and now on display in the Songfacts Museum as:

BitterAlmonds' Personal Top Ten:

1. Deacon Blues - Steely Dan 99

2. Wicked Game - Chris Isaak 78

3. Steppin' Out - Joe Jackson 72

4. Don't Answer Me - The Alan Parsons Project 59

5. Ordinary World - Duran Duran 57

6. More Than This - Roxy Music 54

7. Lips Like Sugar - Echo And The Bunnymen 46

8. Girlfriend - Matthew Sweet 39

9. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths 36

10. Say Something - James 34

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Recent to past stages of evolution:

Red Red Wine - UB40 34

True Faith - NewOrder 31

The Captain Of Her Heart - Double 30

The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get - Morrissey 29

Two Worlds Collide - Inspiral Carpets 27

Around The World - Daft Punk 25

Vienna - Ultravox 25

No One Is To Blame - Howard Jones 24

Between The Sheets - The Isley Brothers 23

Black Metallic - The Catherine Wheel 16

Just A Friend - Biz Markie 16

Kelly Watch The Stars - Air 16

Just For A Moment - Ultravox! 11

Leaving - Suede 11

Sketch For Summer - The Durutti Column 11

Theme From Taxi Driver - Bernard Herrmann 11

Two Occasions - The Deele 11

Love On A Two-Way Street - Springs 10

A Question Of Lust (Minimal) - Depeche Mode 10

Underpass - John Foxx 10

She Rides - Soul Ballet 9

I Adore You - Melpo Mene 9

Down But Not Yet Out - Felt 8

Susanna - The Art Company 8

Words - F.R. David 8

Halah - Mazzy Star 7

Which Way To Turn - Bryan Ferry 7

I'd Die Without You - P.M. Dawn 6

Special To Me - Jessica Harper 6

Wonderland - Xymox 6

Goodbye Horses - Q Lazzarus 4

Oprofessionell - kent 3

Hunting High And Low - A-Ha 2

Plasticine (Lounge Version) - Placebo 2

Uncertain Smile - The The 2

Darkness - The Human League 1

IOU - Freeez 1

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Those lost in time:

Clone - Greg Vandike

I Will Come Back - Holy Ghost!

Methods Of Dance - Japan

Better late than never to let our Ichthyostega know how much we love to dig up bones of this quality. Comments and opinings, please.

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