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Following a conversation I had in the pub last night: what are your favourite pop songs? By 'pop' I mean a song that we ALL know. A song that charted very well and is universally accepted as popular music.

My choices would be:

Fleetwood Mac - "Seven Wonders"

Eurythmics - "When Tomorrow Comes"

Shakespeare Sister - "Stay"

Take That - "Patience" (seriously)

Annie Lennox - "Why" and "Love Song For A Vampire"

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KLF - 3 AM Eternal & What Time is Love

Time Lords - Doctor in the House

Dr & the Medics - Spirit in the Sky

DeeLite - Groove is in the Heart

Kylie - Can't Get You Out of My Head

most 60s Motown

Soft Cell - Tainted Love

original version of Tainted Love

really is a question of where do you stop with this one...

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Human League - Don't You Want Me

Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun

When In Rome - The Promise

Pretty much every Michael Jackson single produced by Quincy Jones

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Here's a few:

If This Ain't Love - Spiller ft Groovejet

All The Things she Said - Tatu

My Sweet Lord - George Harrison

Together In Electric Dreams - The Human League

Operation Blade (Bass In The PLace London!) - Public Domain

Ordinary People - John Legend

Stars Are Blind - Paris Hilton

Totally Addicted TO Bass - Puretone

Linger - The Cranberries

Big Time Sensuality - Bjork

Call me - Blondie

Girls On Film - Duran Duran

Love It When You Call - The Feeling

What You Waiting For - Gwen Stefani

Smile - Lily Allen

Like A Prayer - Madonna

Forever Lost - Magic Numbers

Little Red Corvette - Prince

The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson

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Also, 'Love Shack' by B-52s


Like some JT songs. Like I Love You, Cry Me A River :) That album's production (Justified - possibly THE worst album title of all time) is pretty cool - neptunes i think.

Kelly Clarkson for some essentially pishy, but nonetheless uplifting ballads. Breakaway, Behind These Hazel Eyes...

That Kate Nash 'Foundations' tune in irritatingly catchy and 'With You' by Avril Lavigne.

After that little list (especially Avril) you are welcome to consider all future posts with regards to taste null and void.

Oh and BelBivDevoe-Poison for having the coolest snare sound ever.

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The most irritating mistake by far is when people credit Alanis Morisette for Joan Osbourne's "One of Us".

Yeah, that really gets my goat that one. I could kill people who disrespect Joan Osbourne in that manner.

Some of the Smiths singles possibly qualify for this - particularly Boy With The Thorn in His Side, Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now, Panic, This Charming Man - most got decent chart positions and are easy to sing along to, whether "everyone" knows them I suppose is another matter.

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most motown stuff, but particularly the following:

martha reeves and the vandellas - heatwave

the temptations - ain't too proud to beg

stevie wonder - signed, sealed, delivered


hanson - mmbop

india arie - video

wet wet wet - somewhere, somehow

i could go on all night, but i'll leave it there!


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