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Oct 14

BAZ LUHRMANN – “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)” (71 comments) #63: I know plenty of people who would take "Thou shalt not question Stephen Fry" dead seriously. And yeah, it's hypocritical … Kintawowi
SHANKS AND BIGFOOT – “Sweet Like Chocolate” (27 comments) In number one terms at least, an entire strand of UK pop begins here - UK garage really was year … Matt DC
Popular ’79 (254 comments) Peter Powell has clearly had a losing fight with a lawn mower. Selector over the rundown. Good start. But oh no, … Jimmy the Swede
DEXYS MIDNIGHT RUNNERS – “Come On Eileen” (79 comments) Great writeup, Tom! I feel like I've got a much greater appreciation of this song now. For one … mapman132

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Oct 14

CULTURE CLUB – “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?” (104 comments) Critic watch: 1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2010) 1-1001 Bruce Pollock (USA) - … hectorthebat
DON McLEAN – “Vincent” (67 comments) Lyrical smugness aside, even the folk music (slathered in strings) takes no chances. I agree with Tom's 1 rating. McLean … Larry
B*WITCHED – “Blame It On The Weatherman” (47 comments) Though the video is important again (maybe waterworld was some sort of influence) this is the one b*witched effort that … ciaran
SLADE – “Coz I Luv You” (27 comments) First time hearing this song and I love it. It's nearly palpable at four decades' remove what a breath of … Larry
ROD STEWART – “Maggie May” (25 comments) I remember when this and the album were massive, inescapable hits. But it wears well for me. Larry
T REX – “Get It On” (20 comments) I would give this 10. It never gets stale. (It's one of my karaoke triumphs too.) Larry

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Oct 14

BOYZONE – “When The Going Gets Tough” (28 comments) #27 - Agree with that. My impression went down very well when it came on a pub jukebox one evening … ciaran
BRITNEY SPEARS – “…Baby One More Time” (141 comments) Nah had nothing whatsoever to do with it Tom.(Honest). Havent had much of a chance to post in the last … ciaran
MUSICAL YOUTH – “Pass The Dutchie” (64 comments) Critic watch: 1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2010) 1002 Bruce Pollock (USA) - … hectorthebat
EDISON LIGHTHOUSE – “Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes” (53 comments) I don't want to overhash, but #45 and some of #46 were my exact feelings re Zep. Now, I actively like … Mark G

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Oct 14

MATTHEWS SOUTHERN COMFORT – “Woodstock” (60 comments) This was of course the favourite song of Nigel Pargetter of "The Archers" Chelovek na lune
He draweth out the thread of his verbosity* (2 comments) Well, the thread title was just *asking* for that one! Mark G as in HUUUUGE
Popular ’87 (39 comments) TPL on Def Leppard. punctum
LEE MARVIN – “Wand’rin Star” (34 comments) "I never saw a sight that didn't look better looking back ... " All together now! Mark G
SURVIVOR – “Eye Of The Tiger” (75 comments) Critic watch: 1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2010) 1002 Bruce Pollock (USA) - … hectorthebat

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Oct 14

SIMON AND GARFUNKEL – “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (99 comments) Then (1970)- hated it, too un-rockist for the 12 year old me. Now - Garfunkel's voice, and all the musicians, are … Larry