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Your picks for Greatest Pop Songs 1997-2007

Postby di Maio » 22 Aug 2007, 22:45

Alright the idea was flirted with in the "Greatest Pop Single?" poll, with the only recent candidate being "Hey Ya!" However, since singles are a fairly meaningless measure of a song's pop greatness, which pop songs would you put in your ideal Greatest Pop Song from the last 10 years?

I would submit a few of the everenlarging Matthew Sweet's last couple of albums at the very least:

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Kimi Ga Suki * Raifu is nearly a candidate album, because the run of pop greatness is simply amazing. Here are two of my choices from that album.

"Dead Smile" - hard driving yet sublime pop. That "STAY YOUNGER NOW!" part at the end drives the whole song home. I highly recommend this one.

"Wait" - many many layers of vocals = :D

I also would like to submit "In My Tree" from Living Things. Slow, yes, but my goodness what a song.

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Postby The Modernist » 23 Aug 2007, 09:09

I think the greatest pop song would have to have been a big hit, that seems a precondition for me. All the songs Rcl picked were big hits.
I'd go with "Music Sounds Better With You" Stardust.

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Postby The Red Heifer » 23 Aug 2007, 09:14

modernist del presidente wrote:I think the greatest pop song would have to have been a big hit, that seems a precondition for me. All the songs Rcl picked were big hits.
I'd go with "Music Sounds Better With You" Stardust.


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Postby Conrad Knight Socks » 23 Aug 2007, 10:13

I think actually you will find it is one of these:-

Groovejet, by Spiller
Can't get you out of my head, by Kylie
Oops...I did it again, by Britney Spears
Hung up, by Madonna
Independent Women part I, by Destiny's Child.

Intriguingly no male vocals (though Hey Ya! is a close call).
I kept thinking "swim as far as you can, swim as far as you can".

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Postby Bungo the Mungo » 23 Aug 2007, 22:32

Bloody hell fire.

Three replies? In 24 hours?

I'm not a great fan of modern pop, but this says it all, doesn't it? :lol:

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Postby Insouciant Western People » 23 Aug 2007, 23:51

Rachel Stevens - Sweet Dreams My LA Ex

Rachel Stevens - Some Girls

Rihanna - 'Pon De Replay

Outkast - Ms Jackson

Outkast - Hey Ya

Mint Royale & Lauren Laverne - Don't Falter

Kylie - Love At First Sight

Jamelia - Superstar

The Pernice Brothers - Working Girls

Girls Aloud - Love Machine

Girls Aloud - The Show

Girls Aloud - Biology

Girls Aloud - Something Kinda Ooh

Josh Rouse - Winter In The Hamptons

Kelis - Milkshake

Belle & Sebastian - Another Sunny Day
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Re: Your picks for Greatest Pop Songs 1997-2007

Postby WG Kaspar » 24 Aug 2007, 13:33

Coldplay - Clocks wins hands down. The greatest pop song of the last 10 years and then some.
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Postby The Red Heifer » 24 Aug 2007, 14:30

Dr. June VEND RSA BSc wrote:Bloody hell fire.

Three replies? In 24 hours?

I'm not a great fan of modern pop, but this says it all, doesn't it? :lol:


Yeah it says that people here haven't extracted their heads from their anal cavities in nigh on 20 years :roll:
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Postby Clay Davis » 24 Aug 2007, 14:35

It has to be Hey Ya or Milkshake. Toxic was also very good.
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Re: Your picks for Greatest Pop Songs 1997-2007

Postby NancyL21st » 24 Aug 2007, 14:40

"Overload" (2000) by Sugababes is THE greatest one (IMO).
Modern pop perfection!
Stands out from the rest by a mile.
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Beg enough
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Postby Mychael » 24 Aug 2007, 14:59

Cosmic Rough Riders "Revolution (In The Summertime)"
XTC "Stupidly Happy"
Manu Chao "Bongo Bong"
R.E.M. "Imitation Of Life"
Kraftwerk "Expo 2000"
Flaming Lips "Do You Realize??"
David Bowie "Everyone Says Hi"
Cornershop "Brimful Of Asha"
Rachid Taha "Ya Rayah"
Jayhawks "Tailspin"
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Re: Your picks for Greatest Pop Songs 1997-2007

Postby Tom Violence » 24 Aug 2007, 15:02

Ash - Shining Light
Coldplay - Speed of Sound
The Killers - Mr Brightside
Cosmic Rough Riders - Melanie
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Postby Tom Violence » 24 Aug 2007, 15:02

Suede - She's In fashion
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Re: Your picks for Greatest Pop Songs 1997-2007

Postby Tom Violence » 24 Aug 2007, 15:05

Supergrass - Seen the light/Mary/Grace/Pumpin on Your Stereo
The Coral - Pass It On/Dreaming Of You
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Re: Your picks for Greatest Pop Songs 1997-2007

Postby Clippernolan » 24 Aug 2007, 16:34

Pure Pop 1997 – 2007

You Get What You Give – The New Radicals
Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
Shining Light - Ash
Unpretty - TLC
Brimful of Asha (Norman Cook Remix) - Cornershop
Hot in Herre – Nelly
Can’t Get You Out of My Head – Kylie Minogue
Ain’t No Other Man – Christina Aguilera
Hey Ya – Outkast
Crazy in Love - Beyoncé
Promiscuous Girl – Nelly Furtado
Stacy’s Mom – Fountains of Wayne
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Re: Your picks for Greatest Pop Songs 1997-2007

Postby Leg of lamb » 24 Aug 2007, 16:35

Most important (but great as well): 'Get Ur Freak On' - Missy Elliot

Best (but important as well):

'Crazy in Love' - Beyonce
'Hey Ya!' - Outkast

and maybe my absolute pick ...

'Umbrella' - Rihanna

It's certainly nothing which I'd hear down a Barfly club night.
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Re: Your picks for Greatest Pop Songs 1997-2007

Postby nathan » 24 Aug 2007, 17:34

What Goes Around Comes Around by the Timberlake.

My radio never sounded so silkily bitchin'.

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Re: Your picks for Greatest Pop Songs 1997-2007

Postby sloopjohnc » 24 Aug 2007, 17:46

Off the top of my head:

back here - bbmak
all i can do - jump5
no more - 3LW
halfway 'round the world - A*teens
ain't no other man - christina aguilera
too little, too late - jojo
walkin' on the sun - smashmouth

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Re: Your picks for Greatest Pop Songs 1997-2007

Postby Joeantboy » 24 Aug 2007, 22:35

Pretty much agree with everything so far, I would also suggest the following;

S Club 7 - Don't Stop Moving
Five - Keep on Moving
Take That - Let It Shine
Goldfrapp - Ohh La La
The Killers - All The Thing That I Have Done
Shed Seven - Disco Down
The Libertines - Can't Stand Me Now
The View - Same Jeans

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Re: Your picks for Greatest Pop Songs 1997-2007

Postby Diamond Dog » 06 Jan 2009, 20:37

Was there a reason this thread got such little response?
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