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It is POSSIBLE that a great song can be a big seller. Out of the 500 songs I have carefully selected for my ipod, some are obscure, some were moderate hits, and some were big hits. I look for quality only. I could care less how much it sold.

 

It's also well known and easy to prove that more often than not, a SH!TTY song can be a big seller!

 

It's TOP FORTY, after all!

 

 

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I'm going to pretend the recent conversation didn't happen, except to say, good music is good music, and is to be found everywhere and every time period. And nobody here poses as younger than they are.

 

The latest TCM promo for its July programming has got this amazing song. I remembered the lines "I wanna go out but I wanna stay home", googled them, and found this:

 

 

 

TCM consistently comes up with great tunes for its promos. Somebody's doing their job right.

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I have been considering rock/soul songs from movie soundtracks. My top 7:

 

1---The Girl Can't Help It---Little Richard

2---Freddie's Dead (SUPERFLY---Curtis Mayfield

3---Bobby Womack---Across 110th Street

4----Elvis Presley----Jailhouse Rock

5---Isaac Hayes- Theme from SHAFT.

6---Oingo Boingo---Dead Man's Party (BACK TO SCHOOL)

7---Psychedelic Furs---Pretty in Pink

Anyone got a problem?

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I'm only considering songs that were originally on the soundtracks, not ones that were re-used, like in EASY RIDER.

Well, some of the tunes used in EASY RIDER were the original recordings, but there were several that were "covers" of other well known songs.  Like that GOD-AWFUL "cover" of Dylan's "It's Alright Ma(I'm Only Bleeding)"

 

Unless you're referring to something else.

 

 

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Well, some of the tunes used in EASY RIDER were the original recordings, but there were several that were "covers" of other well known songs.  Like that GOD-AWFUL "cover" of Dylan's "It's Alright Ma(I'm Only Bleeding)"

 

Unless you're referring to something else.

 

 

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I mean songs that were not released well before the films were made.

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I have been considering rock/soul songs from movie soundtracks. My top 7:

 

1---The Girl Can't Help It---Little Richard

2---Freddie's Dead (SUPERFLY---Curtis Mayfield

3---Bobby Womack---Across 110th Street

4----Elvis Presley----Jailhouse Rock

5---Isaac Hayes- Theme from SHAFT.

6---Oingo Boingo---Dead Man's Party (BACK TO SCHOOL)

7---Psychedelic Furs---Pretty in Pink

Anyone got a problem?

How about some other good ones? (1950s thru today)

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Back in 1980, Toronto became the coolest city in the world when a tiny multi-lingual UHF station (CFMT channel 47) created the first 7 days a week all-night show in North America.

 

Chuck the Security Guard would play all kinds of old and strange stuff through the night. Old episodes of The Outer Limits and Hollywood and the Stars and Fibber McGee and Molly (for example), as well as lots of peculiar shorts, very old commercials from the 50's, music videos, full-contact karate matches. Lots of weird stuff - the weirder the better. He would open the show every night by hollering "Hey, You!" ​and pointing out at the audience. He would sometimes repeat that after coming back from a commercial break or between episodes run that night.

 

Anyone who was cool became addicted to this channel at night - losing sleep constantly to watch through the nights as much as possible.

 

The show lasted only one year, in spite of the amazing popularity of the program - due to a conflict with the shows creator and the station management. I remember how broken-hearted an experience it was watchig the very final show.

 

This video, the images all of which had appeared at some time or other on the show, was played that night. The song is "Hey You" by a Toronto group called The Start.

 

 

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Wow. That was a very cool video. How is it I was living in Toronto in 1980 and had never heard of this show? Or "The Start", for that matter. All I can think is, I was living away from my parents for the first time and didn't have a tv. My friends were in similar situations. 

Still, you'd think one of us would have known about Chuck the Security Guard and his wonderfully weird show. Damn, look what I missed.

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Here's one of those meaningless coincidences. Twice in the last two days I've heard the song "Sunday Girl" in a movie.

First time was while watching Noah Baumbach's Margot at the Wedding. There's this really touching scene where the young boy in the story starts singing it, recording it into one of those old cassette tape machines. Then, the very next day, the same song was used at the beginning of Girl Most Likely.  Which, by the way, wasn't a very good movie, but what can I say? I like Kristen Wiig.

 

I just thought it was odd that I heard  this not especially famous Blondie song twice in a row in two completely different movies. 

It is a good song, though, with a sweet melody and nice vocals from Debbie. And today is Sunday. Since they're different, I've got the English and French versions. 

Depeche toi.

 

 

 

 

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In this episode of 'The Larry Sanders Show' (titled 'Artie's Gone'), Paula (played by Janeane Garofalo) slips the group Porno for Pyros into the show. I bought their album because of this appearance.

 

 

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Here's one of those meaningless coincidences. Twice in the last two days I've heard the song "Sunday Girl" in a movie.

First time was while watching Noah Baumbach's Margot at the Wedding. There's this really touching scene where the young boy in the story starts singing it, recording it into one of those old cassette tape machines. Then, the very next day, the same song was used at the beginning of Girl Most Likely.  Which, by the way, wasn't a very good movie, but what can I say? I like Kristen Wiig.

 

I just thought it was odd that I heard  this not especially famous Blondie song twice in a row in two completely different movies. 

It is a good song, though, with a sweet melody and nice vocals from Debbie. And today is Sunday. Since they're different, I've got the English and French versions. 

Depeche toi.

 

 

Blondie was the best-selling of all acts that were labeled as "new wave"."

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My two favorite Cars' songs are  not among t their better-known ones.........":Candy-O" and "Heartbeat City"

 

Hey, those are two of my favorites as well. I also like 'Since You're Gone' and 'Why Can't I Have You?' a lot.

 

But truth be told, almost all their songs are pretty darn good. Great band!

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Hey, those are two of my favorites as well. I also like 'Since You're Gone' and 'Why Can't I Have You?' a lot.

 

But truth be told, almost all their songs are pretty darn good. Great band!

You said "great band". Here are my top 15 rock/soul acts

 

1---Rolling Stones

2---David Bowie

3---The Who

4----U2

5---Stevie Wonder

6---Police

7---Marvin Gaye

8----Doors

9---Steely Dan

10-Beach Boys

1ii--Bob Dylan

12--Elvis Costello

13--Talking Heads

14--Pretenders

15---Cars

16--Bruce Springsteen

17--Chuck Berry

18-Little Richard

19--Earth Wind & Fire

20--Isley Brothers

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You said "great band". Here are my top ten rock/soul acts

 

1---Rolling Stones

2---David Bowie

3---The Who

4----U2

5---Stevie Wonder

6---Police

7---Marvin Gaye

8----Steely Dan

9---Bob Dylan

10--Elvis Costello/Talking Heads/Pretenders (tie)

 

Well, it's a good list for sure. I don't understand why you'd have The Police on it but not The Cars, because I think the Cars are better. But, hey - that's just me.

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Well, it's a good list for sure. I don't understand why you'd have The Police on it but not The Cars, because I think the Cars are better. But, hey - that's just me.

I just revised my list. It's now top 15. The Doors, Cars and Springsteen have been added. You think this is easy? I'm doing it on the spot. Try it.

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I just revised my list. It's now top 15. The Doors, Cars and Springsteen have been added. You think this is easy? I'm doing it on the spot. Try it.

 

No way. There's no chance I could ever pare a list down to 10 (or 15).

 

As Perry Como might've put it, "it's impossible".

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Well, Paul Simon would definitely be on any list of mine. As would Bach.

I  just found out, one of my favourite  songs by Paul Simon sounds a lot like a chorale from Bach's St. Matthew's Passion, a transcendently beautiful piece of music ( sorry to use an embarrassing  word like "transcendent", but it is.) Even though I was familiar with both compositions, I'd never realized that before.

Don't  worry, I'm not going to post the Bach work - I've learned by now that most of you don't enjoy classical pieces on this thread.

But here's the Paul Simon song, a masterpiece of melody and lyrics. Always gives me that lumpinthethroat feeling. It's an American  tune.

 

 

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I hope Perry Como isn't on your list.

 

The list I have includes anyone in my collection. Presently that's about a thousand artists.

 

I do have a Perry Como cd. I bought it for my mother as a birthday gift, and when she died I just took it and added it to my own collection. There's actually 3 or 4 songs on it that I like at least a little.

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