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The FT Top 100 Songs of All Time #11: MR OIZO – “Flat Beat”
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Any 13-year-old from 1995 will tell you that the following are vital if you are to be in any way cool:
– attitude of complete indifference to all events
– inside-out knowledge of everything that happened on telly last night, especially Fr[…]

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NARNIA WEEK / The FT Top 100 Songs: 12: MC Hammer – U Can’t Touch This
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It is serendipitous (in the non Cusack / Beckinsale way) that U Can’t Touch This has turned up in the dying throes of Narnia week. Because MC Hammer’s most well known hit has a surprisingly large number of parallels with the Narnia sequen[…]

FT Top 100 Songs Of All Time #13: Busted- Air Hostess
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We’re big fans of Busted here at FreakyTrigger; speculative futurism, analysis of authority in the education system, asking people to dance at the disco and Thunderbirds are all highly relevant to our interests and I’m confident that if C[…]

The Freaky Trigger Top 100 Songs Of All Time No.14: SHIRLEY BASSEY “Goldfinger”
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Goldfinger by Ash is a bit of a dirge, and amlost certainly one of those songs named because somewhere along the line it sounded to someone somewhere a bit like Goldfinger by Shirley Bassey. Its unclear from their performance, and the song where in t[…]

The Top 100 Songs Of All Time: 15. The Futureheads – The Hounds Of Love
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There are a number of songs on this list that, in the cold light of day* it has been hard to find someone who will champion enough to write about it. One even got booted off of the list for that reason. A similar situation has arisen with The Futureh[…]

The Top 100 Songs Of All Time: 16. East 17 – House Of Love
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I’ll tell you what pop’s missing at the moment and that’s rivalries. Not feuds, we have plenty of feuds, there’s a feud a day on Twitter I think. Feuds are great but the emphasis is on the stars themselves and what they think […]

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The FT Top 100 Tracks Of All Time: 17: The Ronettes – Be My Baby
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Be My Baby always existed. Clearly to me it always existed, it is ten years older than me. But there is something about Be My Baby which feels like it always existed, its has the primal chord, the ur-drumbeat, that wall of sound and in the heart of i[…]

The Top 100 Tracks Of All Time: 18. The AlkoholiKs – Only When I’m Drunk
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The AlkoholiKs – Only When I’m Drunk: A review by Alix
I liked this song in 2003 or sometime in the past when this list was compiled and I was mostly drunk. I do not look back on this period in my life with much fondness or pride (or clar[…]

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The FT Top 100 Tracks Of All Time #19: Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
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There really isn’t much to add about Billie Jean that wasn’t mentioned in Tom’s excellent piece for Popular, or indeed in this Freaky Trigger & The Lollards Of Pop episode where we heard Jackson’s slightly ramshackle unfo[…]

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The FT Top 100 Tracks Of All Time #20: Chic – Good Times
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What exactly are good times, according to Chic? The lyrics refer to jitterbugging being involved, but it’s hard to believe many people on the dancefloor actually jitterbug to it (past tense of jitterbug: jatterbug?). The jitterbug isn’t a[…]

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