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A late night session last night turned into an anoracks dream when a collegue suggested we all pick 1 track by an artist that stood out above any other track, in other words , one personal favourite from any group or band that gave us goose pimples . A great session began and the arguements Started .

Anyway , my top 10 tracks that stand out for me are as follows , not necessarily favourite groups, but favourite tracks by artists.

1...Holiday in the sun , The Sex Pistols , best track on The Bollocks album and an introduction as to what was coming .

2...Heaven knows im miserable now , The Smiths , just adore that Johnny Marr guitar riff.

3...Goodbye Yellow brick road , Elton John, cant help singing along to it . A gem .

4...Regret , New Order , as much as i love Blue Monday , this track is superbly written and a great hint of good pop about it. Constantly on in my car . Love the intro.

5...Starman , Bowie , a close call with this and Gene Genie but Starman has an uplifting feel about it .

6...Advice for the young at heart , Tears for fears , great and very underated band and this track by far their best moment.

7... Heart of glass , probably one the best disco tracks of all time , still gets a reaction and brilliant intro.

8...Love Action, The Human League , great pop band but Love Action was streets ahead of Dont you want me.

9...She bangs the drum , Stone Roses, still my favourite indie tune of all time.

10..The nightfly , Steely Dan , Quality .

Theres a limited amount of tracks but these were the 10 i could think of at the time.

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The one track for me still has to be Down in the Tubestation (At Midnight) by The Jam.

Still gives me goose pimples even though I must have played / heard it 1000's of times since it was released in 1978.

(Will try a top 10 when I have more time!)

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Rescue Me - Fontella Bass

Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Reding

Tempted - Squeeze

Strange Town - The Jam

Sign of The Times - Prince

Is It Cos I'm Cool? - Mousse T

Get up Offa That Thing - James Brown

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack

Tired of Being Alone - Al Green

Lets Spend The night Together - The Rolling Stones

And about 50 Beatles tracks...

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There are so many, but I've tried to cut the list down as far as possible, so here goes

Bowie - Rock and Roll Suicide

Skynnyrd - Free Bird (specifically Live at Knebworth, but I'd take a studio album version if I had too ;) )

Otis Redding - I've Been Loving You Too Long

Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up

Marley - Three O'clock Roadblock

Eric Donaldson - Cherry Oh Baby

The Reverend Al Green - Tired Of Being Alone

Prince - Joy In Repetition and Nothing Compares 2 U (with Rosie Gaines) - I love Prince and could have had all 10 of his - can't split these two

My Wife - Like The Way I Do (A Melissa Etheridge song but I have a recording on my wife singing it at Monmouth Festival that makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up)

The Temptations - Take A Look Around/Stop The War Now/Ball Of Confusion (I'm sorry but it is impossible to pick one of these three above the others)

Any road up, I've written these as they come to me and then I realise that this is all just basically an impossible task. Where are Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, The Isley Brothers, Hendrix, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Buddy Guy, Deep Purple, Zeppelin, Sabbath, The Specials, The Eagles, Steely Dan, Muddy Waters, The Stones, di-dah, di-dah, di-dah.

I give up

Kev

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ok, after an hours or so thought..All my favorite songs by my favorite artists Wont bore you with the reasons why.

1- The Clash 'Rudie Cant Fail'

2- The Smiths 'Half A Person'

3- Depeche Mode 'Walking In My Shoes'

4- The Pogues 'A Pair Of Brown Eyes'

5- Joy Division 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'

6- Ryan Adams 'Come Pick Me Up'

7- The Psychedelic Furs 'Sister Europe'

8- The Specials 'Do Nothing'

9- Ride 'Dreams Burn Down'

10- The Replacements 'Left Of The Dial'

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Marvin Gaye. Sexual Healing

Bryan Adams. Summer of 69

Randy Van Warmer. Just When I Neede You Most

Johnny Cash. Folsom Prison Blues

Elvis. You Were Always On My Mind

The Clash. Bank Robber

Stones. 19th Nervous Breakdown

Bob Dylan. Blowing In The Wind

Elvis Costello. Good Year For The Roses

Third World. Now That We've Found Love

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Shivery songs, in no particular order:

Linda Ronstadt - It doesn't matter any more

Rolling Stones - Moonlight Mile

The Casuals - Jesamine

The Who - Baba O'Riley

Elvis Costello - New Amsterdam

Four Tops - Do What You Gotta Do

Isley Brothers - There's No Love Left

Booker T & The MG's - Time is Tight

War - Four Cornered Room

Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine

Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions - I've been trying

Al Green - Funny How Time Slips Away

Otis Redding - You Don't Miss Your Water

UK Subs - Sensitive Boys

Bob Marley - Small Axe

Toots & The Maytals - Pressure Drop

Motown Spinners - It's a Shame

Temptations - It's Growing

Stevie Wonder - Heaven Help Us All

Wilson Pickett - Don't Knock My Love

I could go on and on and on and on ...

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Private Hell-The Jam

Harp-Stiff Little Fingers

Tunnel of Love- Dire straights

Through the barricades- Spandau Ballet

Johnny Was (Live- hanx) Stiff Little Fingers)

Burning Sky - The Jam

Overdone-Madness

Town Called malice -The Jam

Floorboards Up - Paul weller

True Love Ways- Buddy Holly

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Private Hell-The Jam

Harp-Stiff Little Fingers

Tunnel of Love- Dire straights

Through the barricades- Spandau Ballet

Johnny Was (Live- hanx) Stiff Little Fingers)

Burning Sky - The Jam

Overdone-Madness

Town Called malice -The Jam

Floorboards Up - Paul weller

True Love Ways- Buddy Holly

As much as I admire your choices (bar Dire Straights and Spandau B******), the thread was meant to be one track per artist. You've got 3 Jam tracks and a Weller one!!!

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10 different artists?

lay your hands on me - bon jovi

my sacrifice - creed

summer of 69 - bryan adams

why does it always rain on me - travis

the universal - blur

always on my mind - pet shop boys

virtual insanity - jamiroquai

wanted dead or alive - bon jovi

livin on a prayer - bon jovi

bad medicine - bon jovi

sorry couldn't get 10

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sexelk,

we disagree (so to speak) again.

You Were Always On My Mind.....Elvis or The Pet Shop Boys?

Just goes to show, one mans floor is another mans ceiling.

lol yea. pet shop boys version just brings a smile to my face

stole summer of '69 off u though so there's something

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10 different artists?

lay your hands on me - bon jovi

my sacrifice - creed

summer of 69 - bryan adams

why does it always rain on me - travis

the universal - blur

always on my mind - pet shop boys

virtual insanity - jamiroquai

wanted dead or alive - bon jovi

livin on a prayer - bon jovi

bad medicine - bon jovi

sorry couldn't get 10

4 Bon Jovi tracks? 4? '1 track per artist'?????

Still, at least you kept away from 'power ballads'.

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Throwing up my hands - Rev Gary Davis

Country Farm Blues (original field version) - Muddy Waters

Come Fly with me - Frank Sinatra

Walking my baby back home - Dean Martin

Night Boat to Cairo - Madness

Get off - Prince

Wonderful World - Luis Armstong

Match box Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson

I could go on all day...with this one

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