Jan 09

The Bunny’s Lair

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For people on Spotify, I’ve created a playlist of all the 50s Popular entries*.

Further playlists to follow for the 60s, 70s and 80s (which will of course be regularly updated).

*except Andy Williams’ “Butterfly” – of all things! – which is not-ify on Spotify.


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    wichita lineman on 20 Jan 2009 #

    Nice work. Re Butterfly: once Andy became the Earl of Cardigans with his easy image TV show, he was keen to erase this Elvis imitation from his catalogue, even though it had been a UK and US no.1. So he bought the rights to his Cadence recordings very early on. I don’t think they were ever re-issued on vinyl, and Butterfly appeared on cd for the first time a couple of years back when Ace put out his first couple of albums. Possibly explains the Spotify hole.

    His revisionism worked, though, cos Butterfly is now an obscure no.1 unless, like my parents, you remember it from the time: almost no airplay from the seventies onwards. I recommend Andy’s saucily eager lite-rock follow-up, I Like Your Kind Of Love.

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    byebyepride on 20 Jan 2009 #

    hurrah! loving the playlist so far.

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    Conrad on 20 Jan 2009 #

    How do people find the sound quality on Spotify? I find the files are so compressed they lack a lot of punch and sound really hissy, like listening to a badly tuned FM radio. Or is that just my overactive ears?

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    SteveM on 20 Jan 2009 #

    No worse than on last.fm or any online listening service (and maybe better in some ways – I’ve yet to hear a track stop playing due to re-buffering or whatever).

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    David Belbin on 20 Jan 2009 #

    Nice work, Tom. I’m impressed by the range, speed and sound quality on Spotify, which sounds fine on the little speakers attached to my computer…

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    Tom on 22 Jan 2009 #

    60s Part I now up.


    Missing is:

    Everything by the Beatles

    Petula Clark – Sailor
    Floyd Cramer – On The Rebound
    Mike Sarne and Wendy Richard – Come Outside
    Ray Charles – I Can’t Stop Loving You (studio version)
    Dave Clark Five – Glad All Over

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    Adam on 22 Mar 2015 #

    If anyone stumbles across this while searching “Freaky Trigger Popular Spotify Playlist”, here’s the most complete list I’ve found: https://open.spotify.com/user/1189234760/playlist/0rqpx0HvsSrMJfWriSRyFO

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