Monday, June 28, 2010

Now That's What I Call Music! on Spotify: The Complete Collection part 2 (vol.16-30, 1989-1995)

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Now That's What I Call Music!, chapter 2. Here you find the Spotify playlist featuring the famous pop compilation albums from 1989 to 1995 (vol.16 to vol.30). With Tears For Fears, Erasure, Roxette, Massive Attack, Enigma, Lisa Stansfield, Right Said Fred, Shaggy, East 17, Haddaway, Smashing Pumpkins, Ace of Base, Blur, Oasis and many many many more.

Previously on Now! series: part 1 (vol.1-15, 1983-1989)

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The Playlist
(424 tracks out of 511, 82,97%, about 1 day)

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Now #16 (1989, 26/35)
Tears For Fears – Sowing The Seeds Of Love
Belinda Carlisle – Leave A Light On
Erasure – Drama!
Deborah Harry – I Want That Man
Sydney Youngblood – If Only I Could
Curiosity Killed The Cat – Name And Number
The Beautiful South – You Keep It All In
Wet Wet Wet – Sweet Surrender
Queen – Breakthru
Tina Turner – The Best
Transvision Vamp - Born To Be Sold
Wendy And Lisa – Waterfall
Kate Bush - The Sensual World
Fine Young Cannibals – I'm Not The Man I Used To Be
Then Jerico - Sugarbox
Living In A Box – Room In Your Heart
Richard Marx – Right Here Waiting
Milli Vanilli – Girl I'm Gonna Miss You
The Rebel MC & Double Trouble - Street Tuff
Bobby Brown - On Our Own

Technotronic – Pump Up The Jam
Lee Lewis - French Kiss
Adeva – I Thank You
D-Mob & Cathy Dennis - C'Mon and Get My Love
De La Soul - Eye Know

Inner City – Whatcha Gonna Do With My Lovin'
Big Fun – Can'T Shake The Feeling
Cliff Richard & The Shadows – I Just Don't Have The Heart
Jimmy Somerville With June Miles Kingston – Comment Te Dire Adieu
Brother Beyond – Drive On
Shakespears Sister – You're History
Oh Well – Oh Well
Neneh Cherry – Kisses On The Wind
Redhead Kingpin - Do the Right Thing
Fresh 4 feat. Lizz E - Wishing on a Star

Now #17 (1990, 24/34)
Erasure – Blue Savannah
The Rebel MC - Better World
Paula Abdul – Opposites Attract
Beats International – Dub Be Good To Me
UB40 – Kingston Town
Candy Flip - Strawberry Fields Forever
Tina Turner – I Don't Wanna Lose You
Phil Collins – I Wish It Would Rain Down
Happy Mondays - He's Gonna Step On You Again
Primal Scream – Loaded (Andy Weatherall Mix)
Depeche Mode – Enjoy The Silence
Jesus Jones - Real Real Real
Inspiral Carpets – This Is How It Feels
The House Of Love – Shine On
Faith No More – From Out Of Nowhere
The Quireboys – Hey You
Technotronic feat. MC Eric - This Beat is Technotronic
Lonnie Gordon – Happening All Over Again
The 49ers - Don't You Love Me
Jimmy Somerville – Read My Lips - Enough Is Enough
Cliff Richard & The Shadows – Stronger Than That
Jam Tronik – Another Day In Paradise
J.T. & The Big Family – Moments In Soul
Various - Moments in Love
Soul II Soul – Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)
Mantronix – Got To Have Your Love (Feat. Wondress)
Bizz Nizz - Don't Stop the Partyline
E-zee Possee feat. MC Kinky - Everything Starts With an E
D-Mob & Nuff Juice - Put Your Hands Together

Adamski feat. Seal - Killer
Orbital – Chime
Tongue 'N' Cheek – Tomorrow
Electribe 101 – Talking With Myself
Sydney Youngblood – I'd Rather Go Blind

Now #18 (1990, 24/36)
The Beautiful South – A Little Time
Steve Miller Band – The Joker
Elton John – Sacrifice
Roxette – It Must Have Been Love
Phil Collins – Something Happened On The Way To Heaven
Wilson Phillips – Hold On
Sinéad O'Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U
Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody
Belinda Carlisle – (We Want) The Same Thing
Status Quo – Medley: The Anniversary Waltz - Part 1
INXS - Suicide Blonde
Public Image Limited – Don't Ask Me
Talk Talk – It's My Life
The La's – There She Goes
Tina Turner – Be Tender With Me Baby
Robert Palmer feat. UB40 – I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
Pet Shop Boys – So Hard
Bass-o-Matic – Fascinating Rhythm
Soul II Soul feat. Kym Mazelle – Missing You
Suzanne Vega feat. Dna – Tom's Diner
Sting – Englishman In New York
The Cure – Close To Me
Neneh Cherry - I've Got You Under My Skin (Born To Dance)
Blue Pearl - Little Brother
Kylie Minogue - Step Back In Time

Kim Appleby – Don't Worry
Technotronic - Megamix
Technotronic feat. Felly - Pump Up the Jam
Technotronic feat. Ya Kid K - Get Up (Before the Night is Over)
Technotronic feat. MC Eric - This Beat Is Technotronic
Technotronic - Rockin' Over the Beat
Bombalurina - Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini

Betty Boo – Where Are You Baby?
The Adventures of Stevie V. - Dirty Cash (Money Talks)
MC Hammer – Have You Seen Her
Jimmy Sommerville - To Love Somebody

Now #19 (1991, 28/34)
The Clash – Should I Stay Or Should I Go
Scritti Politti feat. Shabba Ranks – She's A Woman
Candi Staton – You Got The Love
The KLS feat. The Children of the Revolution - 3 A.M. Eternal (live at the SSL)
C & C Music Factory – Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
Nomad feat. MC Mikee Freedom – (I Wanna Give You) Devotion
EMF – I Believe
808 State – In Yer Face
Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy
MC Hammer – Pray
Kim Appleby – G.L.A.D.
Kylie Minogue - What Do I Have To Do
Hale & Pace & the Stonkers - The Stonk

2 In A Room – Wiggle It
Vanilla Ice – Play That Funky Music
Jesus Loves You - Bow Down Mister
Enigma – Sadness Part 1
Praise - Only You
Oleta Adams – Get Here
Rick Astley – Cry For Help
Robert Palmer – Mercy Mercy Me/I Want You (Medley)
Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes – (I've Had) The Time Of My Life
Righteous Brothers – You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
Seal – Crazy
Banderas – This Is Your Life [ Feat. Victoria Wilson James ]
Stevie B – Because I Love You (The Postman Song)
Chris Rea – Auberge
Chris Isaak – Blue Hotel
Free – All Right Now
INXS - Disappear
Belinda Carlisle – Summer Rain (7'' Edit)
The Railway Children – Every Beat Of The Heart
Thunder – Love Walked In
Queen – Innuendo

Now #20 (1991, 26/35)
Vic Reeves & the Wonderstuff - Dizzy
Belinda Carlisle – Live Your Life Be Free
U2 – The Fly
Pet Shop Boys – Where The Streets Have No Name (I Can't Take My Eyes Off You)
Erasure – Love To Hate You
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Sailing On The Seven Seas
Simply Red – Something Got Me Started
Lisa Stansfield – Change
Zoe - Sunshine on a Rainy Day
Salt'n'Pepa - Let's Talk About Sex

Color Me Badd – I Wanna Sex You Up
Kenny Thomas – Best Of You
Prince & The New Power Generation [with Eric Leeds on Flute] – Gett Off
Rozalla – Faith (In The Power Of Love)
2 Unlimited – Get Ready For This
Moby – Go
The Justified Ancient of Mu Mu - It's Grim Up North (part 1)
PM Dawn - Set Adrift on Memory Bliss

Paul Young – Don't Dream It's Over
Enya – Caribbean Blue
Julian Lennon – Saltwater
Paula Abdul – Rush, Rush
Jason Donovan - Any Dream Will Do
Cathy Dennis – Too Many Walls
Alison Moyet – This House
Marc Cohen - Walking in Memphis
Glass Tiger – My Town
Scorpions – Wind Of Change
INXS - Shining Star
Roxette – Joyride
James – Sit Down
Voice Of The Beehive – I Think I Love You
Slade - Radio Wall of Sound
Monty Python – Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life (Monty Python Sings)
Don McLean – American Pie

Now #21 (1992, 30/36)
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
Wet Wet Wet – Goodnight Girl
Shakespears Sister – Stay
The Temptations – My Girl
Simply Red – Stars
The KLF feat. Tammy Wynette - Justified and Ancient (All Bound For Mu Mu Land)
Madness – It Must Be Love
Genesis – I Can't Dance
Julia Fordham – (Love Moves In) Mysterious Ways
Crowded House – Weather With You
Right Said Fred – Deeply Dippy
Mr. Big – To Be With You
Everything But The Girl – Love Is Strange
Roxette – Church Of Your Heart
Brian May – Driven By You
The Wonder Stuff – Welcome To The Cheap Seats
Jesus And Mary Chain – Far Gone And Out
James – Born Of Frustration
The Cure – High
Shanice – I Love Your Smile
The Pasadenas – I'm Doing Fine Now
Kylie Minogue - Give Me Just a Little More Time
East Side West - Ride Like the Wind
2 Unlimited - Twilight Zone
The KLF featuring the Children of the Revolution - America: What Time Is Love?

Clivilles & Cole – A Deeper Love
Opus III – It's A Fine Day
Erasure – Breath Of Life
MC Hammer – Addams Groove
Salt'N'Pepa - Expression
CeCe Peniston – We Got A Love Thang
Paula Abdul – Vibeology
Alison Limerick – Make It On My Own
Tina Turner – Way Of The World
Curtis Stigers – I Wonder Why
Diana Ross – When You Tell Me That You Love Me

Now #22 (1992, 31/34)
Erasure – Take A Chance On Me
CeCe Peniston – Finally
KWS - Please Don't Go
Take That – It Only Takes A Minute
Nick Berry - Heartbeat
SNAP! – Rhythm Is A Dancer
Utah Saints – Something Good
The Cure – Friday I'm In Love
Marc Almond - The Days of Pearly Spencer
The Beautiful South – Bell Bottomed Tear
Prince & The New Power Generation – Thunder
U2 – Even Better Than The Real Thing
Shamen – LSI (Love Sex Intelligence)
Electronic – Disappointed
Shakespears Sister – I Don't Care
Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine – Do Re Me So Far So Good
Ugly Kid Joe – Everything About You
Sl2 – On A Ragga Tip
The Orb – Blue Room
Richard Marx – Hazard
Elton John – The One
Roy Orbison – I Drove All Night
Jimmy Nail – Ain't No Doubt
Joe Cocker – Unchain My Heart
Curtis Stigers – You're All That Matters To Me
Wilson Phillips – You Won't See Me Cry
Crowded House – Four Seasons In One Day
Annie Lennox – Why
George Michael Duet with Elton John – Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
Diana Ross – One Shining Moment
Vanessa Williams – Save The Best For Last
En Vogue – My Lovin'
Soul II Soul – Joy
Incognito – Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing

Now #23 (1992, 30/39)
Tasmin Archer – Sleeping Satellite
Jon Secada – Just Another Day
Charles & Eddie – Would I Lie To You?
Was (Not Was) – Shake Your Head
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Iron Lion Zion
Go West – Faithful
George Michael – Too Funky
Arrested Development – People Everyday (Metamorphosis Mix)
Simply Red – For Your Babies
Erma Franklin – Piece Of My Heart
Brian May – Too Much Love Will Kill You
Simple Minds – Alive And Kicking
John Lee Hooker – Boom Boom
Billy Ray Cyrus – Achy Breaky Heart
The Little Angels - Too Much Too Young
Richard Marx – Take This Heart
Genesis – Jesus He Knows Me
INXS - Baby Don't Cry
Crowded House – It's Only Natural
Erasure – Who Needs Love (Like That) (Hamburg Mix)
Shamen – Ebeneezer Goode
Rage - Run To You
Bizarre Inc. feat. Angie Brown - I'm Gonna Get You

Heaven 17 – Temptation (Brothers In Rhythm Remix)
East 17 – House Of Love
The Farm - Don't You Want Me
Undercover - Never Let Her Slip Away
Dr Spin - Tetris

Ambassadors of Funk – Supermarioland
Roxette – How Do You Do!
Abba – Dancing Queen
Bjorn Again - A Little Respect
Vanessa Paradis – Be My Baby
Betty Boo – Let Me Take You There
Sophie B. Hawkins – Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover
Peter Gabriel - Digging in the Dirt
Enya – Book Of Days
Roy Orbison – Crying
Montserrat Caballé – Barcelona

Now #24 (1993, 27/37)
The Bluebells – Young At Heart
Take That – Could It Be Magic
Sub Sub feat. Melanie Williams - Ain't No Love (Ain't No Use)
SNAP! – Exterminate
Sister Sledge – We Are Family
Snow – Informer
Shabba Ranks (featuring Chevelle Franklin) – Mr. Loverman
Shaggy – Oh Carolina
East 17 – Deep (Breath Mix)
Stereo MC's – Step It Up
Arrested Development – Tennessee
Robin S - Show Me Love
Independence - Brothers in Mix/Lulu
West End feat. Sybil - The Love I Lost
2 Unlimited - No Limit
Cappella - U Got 2 Know
Sunscreem - Pressure Us
Monie Love - Born 2 Breed (Paisley Park Radio Mix)

Hue And Cry – Labour Of Love
Duran Duran – Ordinary World
Annie Lennox – Love Song For A Vampire
World Party – Is It Like Today?
k.d. lang – Constant Craving
Tasmin Archer – In Your Care
PM Dawn - Looking Through Patient Eyes
The Beloved – Sweet Harmony
Dina Carroll – This Time
Simply Red – Lady Godiva's Room
Genesis – Invisible Touch (Live)
Lenny Kravitz – Are You Gonna Go My Way
Depeche Mode – I Feel You
Peter Gabriel - Steam
Ugly Kid Joe – Cats In The Cradle
Faith No More – Easy
Bryan Ferry – I Put A Spell On You
Ultravox – Vienna
Paul McCartney – Hope Of Deliverance

Now #25 (1993, 26/35)
Queen & George Michael – Somebody To Love (live)
4 Non Blondes – What's Up?
Tina Turner – I Don't Wanna Fight
Ace of Base – All That She Wants
Gabrielle – Dreams
Lena Fiagbe - You Come From Earth
R.E.M. – Everybody Hurts
New Order – Regret
Freddie Mercury – Living On My Own
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive (Phil Kelsey Remix)
Inner Circle – Sweat (A La La La La Long)
Chaka Demus & Pliers – Tease Me

Louchie Lou & Michie One - Shout (It Out)
Shabba Ranks feat. Maxi Priest – Housecall
Duran Duran – Come Undone
Paul Weller – Sunflower
Kingmaker – Ten Years Asleep
2 Unlimited - Tribal Dance
Robin S - Luv 4 Luv

Sybil – When I'm Good And Ready
Dannii Minogue – This Is It
The Time Frequency - The Ultimate High
Jon Secada – Do You Really Want Me
Kim Wilde – If I Can't Have You
East 17 – West End Girls (Faces On Posters Mix)
Joey Lawrence - Nothin' My Love Can't Fix
Efua - Somewhere

Sade – No Ordinary Love
Richard Darbyshire – This I Swear
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Dream Of Me (Based On 'Love's Theme')

D:Ream - U R the Best Thing
Juliet Roberts – Caught In The Middle (Gospel Revival Edition)
Oui 3 - Break From the Old Routine
Utah Saints – I Want You
Jesus Jones – Zeroes And Ones

Now #26 (1994, 36/40)
UB40 – Can't Help Falling In Love
Pet Shop Boys – Go West
Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Relax
M People – One Night In Heaven
Eternal – Stay
SWV – Right Here
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Boom! Shake The Room
Shamen – Comin On
Stakka Bo – Here We Go
Chaka Demus & Pliers – She Don't Let Nobody
Tina Turner – Disco Inferno
Belinda Carlisle – Big Scary Animal
Spin Doctors – Two Princes
R.E.M. – The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
The Levellers – This Garden
James – Laid
Crowded House – Distant Sun
Radiohead – Creep
Meat Loaf – I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)
Cappella – U Got 2 Let The Music (Brescia Edit)
Haddaway – What Is Love
2 Unlimited - Maximum Overdrive
Culture Beat – Mr. Vain Recall
The Goodmen - Give It Up
Leftfield & John Lydon – Open Up
Various - Boom Shack-A-Lak
Urban Cookie Collective – Feels Like Heaven
Captain Hollywood Project – More And More
Juliet Roberts – Free Love (Original 7'')
Jamiroquai – Too Young To Die
Dina Carroll – Don't Be A Stranger
Take That – Pray
Gabrielle – Going Nowhere
Lena Fiagbe - Gonna Get It Right
Soul II Soul – Wish
Lisa Stansfield – So Natural
Björk – Play Dead
Lenny Kravitz – Heaven Help
Go West – The Tracks Of My Tears
Janet Jackson – That's The Way Love Goes

Now #27 (1994, 31/38)
Ace of Base – The Sign
Chaka Demus & Pliers – Twist And Shout
The-Dream – Things Can Only Get Better
East 17 – It's Alright (The Guvnor Mix)
M People – Moving On Up (M People Master Edit)
Eternal – Save Our Love
Enigma – Return To Innocence
Bee Gees – For Whom The Bell Tolls
Wendy Moten – Come In Out Of The Rain
Dina Carroll – The Perfect Year
Phil Collins – Everyday
Richard Marx – Now And Forever
The Cranberries – Linger
Tori Amos – Cornflake Girl
The Beautiful South – Good As Gold (Stupid As Mud)
Meat Loaf – Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through
Primal Scream – Rocks
Gin Blossoms – Hey Jealousy
The Smashing Pumpkins – Disarm
Doop – Doop - Urge 2 Merge
Right Said Fred – Wonderman
Cappella – Move On Baby
Culture Beat - Anything (Radio Converted)
2 Unlimited - Let The Beat Control Your Body (Airplay Edit)Reel 2 Real Featuring The Mad Stuntman - I Like To Move It (Radio Edit)
K7 – Come Baby Come
Credit to the Nation – Teenage Sensation (Radio Friendly)

E.Y.C. - The Way You Work It (7' Radio Edit)
Bitty McLean – Here I Stand
Deep Forest - Sweet Lullaby (Radio Version)

Björk – Violently Happy
Shara Nelson – Uptight
Gabrielle – Because Of You
Carleen Anderson – Nervous Breakdown (Radio Edit)
Juliet Roberts – I Want You
Urban Cookie Collective – Sail Away
Degrees Of Motion feat. Biti - Shine On (The Radient Mix)
Joe Roberts - Lover

Now #28 (1994, 29/40)
Wet Wet Wet – Love Is All Around
All-4-One – I Swear
Ace of Base – Don't Turn Around
Aswad – Shine
The BC-52s - (Meet) The Flintstones

Let Loose – Crazy For You
D:Ream - U R the Best Thing

The Beautiful South – Everybody's Talkin'
Marcella Detroit – I Believe
The Pretenders – I'll Stand By You
Stiltskin - Inside

Blur – Girls And Boys
M People – Renaissance
Eternal – Just A Step From Heaven
Toni Braxton – Another Sad Love Song
China Black – Searching
Dawn Penn – You Don't Love Me
Chaka Demus & Pliers – I Wanna Be Your Man
Erasure – Always
Seal – Prayer For The Dying
The Grid – Swamp Thing
Two Cowboys – Everybody Gonfi-Gon (Radio Cut)
Maxx - Get-A-Way (Airplay Mix)

Reel 2 Real (feat. The Mad Stuntman) - Go On Move
Prodigy – No Good (Start The Dance)
Cappella - U & Me (Short Sharp Edit)

Haddaway – Rock My Heart
2 Unlimited - The Real Thing
Sonic Surfers - Don't Give It Up (Don't You Ever Stop Mix)
DJ Miko – What's Up
Club House Feat. Carl – Light My Fire (RAF Zone Mix)
Toni Di Bart (feat. David Cristopher) – The Real Thing

C J Lewis - Sweets For My Sweet
Bitty McLean – Dedicated To The One I Love
Salt 'n' Pepa with En Vogue – Whatta Man - Salt-N-Pepa Featuring En Vogue
R. Kelly – Your Body's Callin'
The Brand New Heavies – Dream On Dreamer

Juliet Roberts - Caught in the Middle (My Heart Beats Like a Drum)
Gloworm - Carry Me Home
Absolutely Fabulous – Absolutely Fabulous

Now #29 (1994, 31/38)
Pato Banton And The Reggae Revolution – Baby Come Back
Cyndi Lauper – Hey Now (Girls Just Want To Have Fun)
Big Mountain – Baby, I Love Your Way
Take That – Sure
Michelle Gayle – Sweetness
Whigfield – Saturday Night
Real McCoy – Another Night
Corona – The Rhythm Of The Night (Rapino Bros 7 remix)

New Order – True Faith - '94
Sophie B. Hawkins – Right Beside You
Youssou N'Dour – 7 Seconds
Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories - Stay (I Missed You)
Crash Test Dummies – Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
Louis Armstrong – We Have All The Time In The World
Robert Palmer – Know By Now
R.E.M. – What's The Frequency, Kenneth?
Oasis – Cigarettes & Alcohol
The Rolling Stones – Love Is Strong
The Cranberries – Zombie
East 17 – Around The World
Brian & Tony Gold – Compliments On Your Kiss
Chaka Demus & Pliers – Gal Wine
R. Kelly & Public Announcement – She's Got That Vibe
Brand New Heavies, The – Midnight At The Oasis

China Black - Stars (Mykaell S Riley 7" Mix)
Music Relief - What's Going On
Céline Dion – The Power Of Love
Kylie Minogue – Confide In Me
Massive Attack – Sly (7'' Edit)
Eternal – So Good

Ultimate Kaos - Some Girls
Reel 2 Real (feat. The Mad Stuntman) - Can You Feel It?
M-Beat – Incredible ft General Levy
Shampoo  – Trouble
Blur – Parklife
Erasure – I Love Saturday

Sparks - When Do I Get To Sing "My Way"
2wo Third - I Want the World

Now #30 (1995, 25/40)
Freak Power – Turn On, Tune In, Cop Out
Janet Jackson – Whoops Now
Boyzone – Love Me For A Reason
Cher, Chrissie Hynde And Neneh Cherry – Love Can Build A Bridge
East 17 – Stay Another Day
Mike & The Mechanics – Over My Shoulder
Jimmy Nail – Crocodile Shoes

Scarlet - Independent Love Song (Late Night Acoustic Version)
Simple Minds – She's A River
The Boo Radleys – Wake Up Boo!
The Human League – Tell Me When
M People – Sight For Sore Eyes

Sting (feat. Pato Banton) - This Cowboy Song (Remix)
Shut Up & Dance - Save It ' til the Mourning After (Club Mix Radio Edit)
R. Kelly – Bump N' Grind
Eternal – Oh Baby I (Nigel Lowis Remix)
Massive Attack – Protection (7'' Edit)
Portishead – Glory Box

Oasis - Whatever
The Outhere Brothers - Don't Stop (Wiggle Wiggle)
Alex Party – Don't Give Me Your Life

Strike - U Sure Do
Kenny Dope – The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind)
Nightcrawlers - Push the Feeling On (MC Revisited Dub Edit)

Tin Tin Out – Always Something There To Remind Me
Corona – Baby Baby
Clock - Axel F (Radio Short Stab)

N-Trance (Set You Free)
JX - You Belong To Me
Perfecto Allstarz – Reach Up - Papa'S Got A Brand New Pig Bag
Rednex – Cotton Eye Joe
Deuce - Call It Love (Teen Sparkle Mix)

2 Unlimited/Filip De Wilde/Jean Paul De Coster - Here I Go
Mc Sar & The Real McCoy - Run Away (Airplay Mix 1)
Nicki French – Total Eclipse Of The Heart
Sean Maguire – Suddenly
Bobby Brown - Two Can Play That Game (K Klassic Radio Mix) 

Ultimate Kaos - Hoochie Booty
Pato Banton & Ranking Roger – Bubbling Hot
Mica Paris – One (Perfecto 7'' Edit)

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Now That's What I Call Music! on Spotify: The Complete Collection part 1 (vol.1-15, 1983-1989)

Where it all began...

Now That's What I Call Music! is a famous/infamous series of compilation albums, born in the UK and running since 1983 to... well... now. It regularly collects pop, rock and dance hits, mostly taken from radio charts and mostly belonging to major labels catalogue. In its almost 30 years of life, Now! has drawn a kind of pop map of our time. A soundtrack with some beauties and several beasts. On Spotify, I couldn't find the official compilations. So I decided to look for the single songs, one by one, creating a big apocryphal collection. I will publish it on weekly basis. This is the first issue: almost 400 songs from the Now #1 (1983) to the Now #15 (1989). Including some names you sweetly remember from that decade, and some others probably you tried to forget... Vanessa Paradis and Joe le Taxi: we meet again. :o)
Definitely, a guilty gigantic pleasure.

P.S. I tried to follow the rules of philology, selecting the song versions (remixes, radio edit...) indicated in the official Now! website.

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The Playlist
(396 songs out of 465, 85,16%, about 1 day)

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Now #1 (1983, 27/30)
Phil Collins – You Can't Hurry Love
Duran Duran – Is There Something I Should Know
UB40 – Red Red Wine
Limahl – Only For Love
Heaven 17 – Temptation
KC & The Sunshine Band – Give It Up
Malcolm McLaren – Double Dutch
Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse Of The Heart
Culture Club – Karma Chameleon
Men Without Hats - Safety Dance
Kajagoogoo – Too Shy
Men At Work – Down Under
Maggie Reilly – Moonlight Shadow
Rock Steady Crew – (Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew
Rod Stewart – Baby Jane
Paul Young – Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)
New Edition - Candy Girl
Kajagoogoo – Big Apple (Metro Mix)
Tina Turner – Let's Stay Together
The Human League – (Keep Feeling) Fascination
Howard Jones – New Song
UB40 – Please Don't Make Me Cry
Peabo Bryson – Tonight, I Celebrate My Love
Tracey Ullman – They Don't Know
Will Powers – Kissing With Confidence
Genesis – That's All
The Cure - Love Cats
Simple Minds – Waterfront
Madness – The Sun And The Rain
Culture Club – Victims

Now #2 (1984, 26/30)
Queen – Radio Ga Ga
Nik Kershaw – Wouldn't It Be Good
Thompson Twins – Hold Me Now
Matt Bianco – Get Out Of Your Lazy Bed
Carmel – More, More, More
Madness – Michael Caine
The Flying Pickets – Only You
Nena – 99 Red Balloons
Cindy Lauper – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Tracey Ullman – My Guy
Matthew Wilder – Break My Stride
Julia & Company - Breakin' Down (Sugar Samba)
Joe Fagin – That's Living Alright
Hot Chocolate – I Gave You My Heart (Didn't I)
Bird of Paradise - Bird of Paradise
Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Relax
Eurythmics – Here Comes The Rain Again
Howard Jones – What Is Love?
The Smiths – What Difference Does It Make?
Fiction Factory – (Feels Like) Heaven
Reflex – The Politics Of Dancing
Thomas Dolby – Hyperactive!
China Crisis – Wishful Thinking
David Bowie – Modern Love
Culture Club – It's A Miracle
The Rolling Stones – Undercover (Of The Night)
Slade - Run Runaway
Big Country – Wonderland
Duran Duran – New Moon On Monday
Paul McCartney - Pipes of Peace

Now #3 (1984, 28/30)
Duran Duran – The Reflex
Nik Kershaw – I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
Sister Sledge – Thinking Of You
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Locomotion
Ultravox – Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
Howard Jones – Pearl In The Shell
Blancmange – Don't Tell Me
Phil Collins – Against All Odds
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Two Tribes
Grandmaster Flash – White Lines (Don't Do It)
Special AKA – Nelson Mandela
Womack & Womack – Love Wars
The Style Council – You're The Best Thing
Bob Marley & The Wailers – One Love
Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy
Queen – I Want To Break Free
Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time
Alison Moyet – Love Resurrection
The Bluebells – Young At Heart
Bananarama – Robert De Niro's Waiting
Propaganda – Dr. Mabuse
Tina Turner – What's Love Got To Do WIth It
The Flying Pickets – When You're Young And In Love
Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
Thompson Twins – You Take Me Up
The Weather Girls – It's Raining Men
Gary Glitter – Dance Me Up
The Art Compnay - Susanna
Madness – One Better Day
David Sylvian – Red Guitar

Now #4 (1984, 28/32)
Paul McCartney - No More Lonely Nights
Phil Oakey – Together In Electric Dreams
Bronski Beat – Why?
Limahl – Never Ending Story
Nick Heyward – Warning Sign
John Waite – Missing You (Single Version)
Michael Jackson – Farewell My Summer Love
Lionel Richie – Hello
Culture Club – The War Song
Elton John – Passengers
Julian Lennon – Too Late For Goodbyes
The Style Council – Shout To The Top - Full Version
Thompson Twins – Doctor! Doctor!
Heaven 17 – Sunset Now
The Kane Gang - Respect Yourself
Tina Turner – Private Dancer (Single Edit)
Queen – It's A Hard Life
Status Quo – The Wanderer
Big Country – East Of Eden - Radio Edit
U2 – Pride (In The Name Of Love)
Feargal Sharkey - Listen To Your Father
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Tesla Girls
Kim Wilde - The Second Time
Nik Kershaw – Human Racing
Ray Parker, Jr. – Ghostbusters - from "Ghostbusters"
UB40 – If It Happens Again
The Pointer Sisters – Jump (For My Love)
Level 42 – Hot Water
Eurythmics – Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)
Rockwell – Somebody Is Watching Me
Malcolm McLaren – Madam Butterfly (Un Bel Di Vedremo)
Eugene Wilde – Gotta Get You Home Tonight

Now #5 (1985, 28/30)
Duran Duran – A View To A Kill
Scritti Politti – The Word Girl
Harlod Faltermeyer - Axel F
Fine Young Cannibals – Johnny Come Home
Dead Or Alive – In Too Deep
Stephen Duffy – Icing On The Cake
Kool & The Gang – Cherish - Single Version
Paul Young – Every Time You Go Away
Marillion – Kayleigh
Bryan Ferry – Slave To Love
David Bowie – This Is Not America
Simple Minds – Don't You (Forget About Me)
The Power Station – Get It On (Bang A Gong)
China Crisis – Black Man Ray
Phil Collins – One More Night
Sister Sledge – Frankie
Mai Tai – History
Simply Red – Money's Too Tight (To Mention)
Steve Arrington – Feel So Real
Jaki Graham – Round And Around
Conway Brothers – Turn It Up
Loose Ends – Magic Touch
The Commentators - N-N-Nineteen Not Out
U2 – The Unforgettable Fire
The Style Council – Walls Come Tumbling Down
Katrina & The Waves – Walking On Sunshine
Gary Moore – Out In The Fields
The Damned – Shadow Of Love
Howard Jones – Life In One Day
Jimmy Nail – Love Don't Live Here Anymore

Now #6 (1985, 28/30)
Queen – One Vision
Nik Kershaw – When A Heart Beats
Feargal Sharkey – A Good Heart
Eurythmics – There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)
Simple Minds – Alive And Kicking
Bryan Adams & Tina Turner – It's Only Love
Gary Moore – Empty Rooms
Marillion – Lavender Blue
Elton John – Nikita
Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)
Level 42 – Something About You
Tina Turner – We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)
UB40 – Don't Break My Heart
Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin - Separate Lives
Cliff Richard & The Shadows – She's So Beautiful
Arcadia – Election Day
UB40 & Chrissie Hynde – I Got You Babe
Fine Young Cannibals – Blue
Midge Ure – If I Was
Siouxsie And The Banshees – Cities In Dust
Madness – Uncle Sam
Lloyd Cole And The Commotions – Lost Weekend
The Communards – You Are My World
Paul Hardcastle – Just For Money
Jan Hammer – Miami Vice Theme
Maria Vidal – Body Rock
Baltimora – Tarzan Boy
Mai Tai – Body And Soul
Cameo – Single Life
David Grant & Jaki Graham – Mated

Now #7 (1986, 26/33)
Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
UB40 – Sing Our Own Song
Sly Fox – Let's Go All The Way
Level 42 – Lessons In Love
Pet Shop Boys – Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money)
Pete Wylie – Sinful
Stan Ridgway – Camouflage
Art of Noise – Paranoimia
Chris De Burgh – The Lady In Red
David Bowie – Absolute Beginners
Genesis – Invisible Touch
Simple Minds – All The Things She Said
The Housemartins – Happy Hour (live)
Big Country – Look Away
Furniture - Brilliant Mind
Midge Ure – Call Of The Wild
Wham! – The Edge Of Heaven
Owen Paul – My Favourite Waste Of Time
Amazulu - Too Good To Be Forgotten
Doctor & The Medics – Spirit In The Sky
Bananarama – Venus
Buck Fizz – New Beginning (Mamba Seyra)
A-ha – Hunting High And Low
Simply Red – Holding Back The Years
Queen – A Kind Of Magic
Billy Ocean – When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going
Jaki Graham – Set Me Free
Nu Shooz - I Can't Wait
The Real Roxanne – Bang Zoom (Let’s Go Go)
Lovebug Starsky - Amityville (The House on the Hill)
Midnight Star - Headlines
Aurra - You and Me Tonight

Patti LaBelle – On My Own

Now #8 (1987, 27/32)
Duran Duran – Notorious
Pet Shop Boys – Suburbia
RUN-DMC – Walk This Way
Communards with Sarah Jane Morris – Don't Leave Me This Way
Swing Out Sister – Breakout
Steve Winwood – Higher Love
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – (Forever) Live And Die
Genesis – In Too Deep
Cameo – Word Up
Grace Jones – I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect For You)
Mel & Kim – Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend)
Jermaine Stewart – We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off
Jaki Graham – Step Right Up
Janet Jackson – What Have You Done For Me Lately
The Human League – Human
Boris Gardner – I Wanna Wake Up With You
Peter Gabriel - Don't Give Up
The Housemartins - Think For a Minute

Madness – (Waiting For The) Ghost Train
Status Quo – In The Army Now
Huey Lewis & The News – Stuck With You
Big Country – One Great Thing
Billy Bragg - Greetings to the New Brunette
Cutting Crew – (I Just) Died In Your Arms
Kim Wilde – You Keep Me Hanging On
It Bites – Calling All The Heroes
Doctor & The Medics – Waterloo
Deborah Harry – French Kissin' In The USA
Robert Palmer – I Didn't Mean To Turn You On
Paul Hardcastle – The Wizard
Gwen Guthrie - (They Long To Be) Close To You
Nick Berry - Every Loser Wins

Now #9 (1987, 23/30)
Little Richard - Reet Petite
Mental As Anything – Live It Up
Simply Red – The Right Thing
Erasure – Sometimes
Robbie Nevil – C'est La Vie
Hot Chocolate – You Sexy Thing
The Blow Monkeys – It Doesn't Have To Be This Way
The Housemartins – Caravan Of Love
Boy George – Everything I Own
UB40 – Rat In Mi Kitchen
The Gap Band - Big Fun
Five Star – Stay Out Of My Life
Pepsi & Shirlie - Heartache
Bananarama – A Trick Of The Night
Berlin – Take My Breath Away
Freddie Mercury – The Great Pretender
Ben E. King – Stand By Me
Curiosity Killed the Cat - Down To Earth
Communards, The – So Cold The Night
Steve Hurley - Jack Your Body
Taffy - I Love My Radio (Midnight Radio)
Nick Kamen - Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever

a-ha – Manhattan Skyline
Westworld – Sonic Boom Boy
Bon Jovi – Livin' On A Prayer
Genesis – Land Of Confusion
Europe – The Final Countdown
Gary Moore – Over The Hills And Far Away
The Ward Brothers – Cross That Bridge
The Pretenders – Hymn To Her

Now #10 (1987, 27/30)
Montserrat Caballé & Freddy Mercury – Barcelona
Pet Shop Boys – Rent
The Communards – Never Can Say Goodbye
MARRS – Pump Up The Volume
Hue And Cry – Labour Of Love
Jellybean (feat. Steven Dante) - The Real Thing
Johnny Hates Jazz – I Don't Want To Be A Hero
The Style Council – Wanted (Or Waiter, There's Some Soup In My Flies)
T'Pau – China In Your Hand
Heart – Alone
Kiss – Crazy Crazy Nights
Billy Idol – Mony Mony
Whitesnake – Here I Go Again
The Alarm – Rain In The Summertime
Marillion – Sugar Mice
Wet Wet Wet – Sweet Little Mystery
Curiosity Killed the Cat - Misfit
Los Lobos – La Bamba
The Beach Boys – Wipe Out
Bananarama – Love In The First Degree
Cliff Richard & The Shadows – My Pretty One
Karel Fialka - Hey Matthew
Jan Hammer – Crockett's Theme
Nina Simone – My Baby Just Cares For Me
Erasure – The Circus
The Housemartins – Build (live John Peel)
Level 42 – It's Over (remix)
ABC – When Smokey Sings
Squeeze – Hourglass
The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale Of New York

Now #11 (1988, 24/30)
Pet Shop Boys – Always On My Mind
Belinda Carlisle – Heaven Is A Place On Earth
Billy Ocean – Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car
Jermaine Stewart - Say It Again
Eddy Grant – Gimme Hope Jo'anna
Eddie Cochran – C'mon Everybody
Morrissey – Suedehead
Elton John – Candle In The Wind
Wet Wet Wet – Angel Eyes (Home And Away)
Johnny Hates Jazz – Turn Back The Clock
T'Pau – Valentine
Billy Idol – Hot In The City
Sinéad O'Connor – Mandinka
The Mission – Tower Of Strength
Whitesnake – Give Me All Your Love
Kylie Minogue – I Should Be So Lucky (live)
Mel & Kim – That's The Way It Is
Joyce Sims – Come Into My Life
Jellybean – Who Found Who
Bananarama – I Can't Help It
Dollar – Oh L'Amour
Vanessa Paradis – Joe Le Taxi
Morris Minor & the Majors - Stutter Rap (No Sleep Til Bedtime)
Bomb the Bass - Beat Diss

Coldcut Feat. Yazz & The Plastic Population – Doctorin' The House
Krush - House Arrest
Jack N Chill - The Jack That House Built

Beatmasters Feat. The Cookie Crew – Rok Da House - W.E.F.U.N.K.
Two Men a Drum Machine and a Trumpet - I'm Tired of Getting Pushed Around
Climie Fisher – Rise To The Occasion

Now #12 (1988, 29/32)
Wet Wet Wet – With A Little Help From My Friends
Belinda Carlisle – Circle In The Sand
Maxi Priest – Wild World
Aswad – Give A Little Love
Climie Fisher – Love Changes (Everything)
Elton John – I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That
Scritti Politti – Oh Patti (Don't Feel Sorry For Loverboy)
Phil Collins – In The Air Tonight
Hothouse Flowers – Don't Go
Morrissey – Everyday Is Like Sunday
Danny Wilson – Mary's Prayer
Johnny Hates Jazz – Heart Of Gold
Voice Of The Beehive – Don't Call Me Baby
Iron Maiden – Can I Play With Madness
Heart – These Dreams
T'Pau – I Will Be With You
The Timelords/The KLF – Doctorin' the Tardis
Sabrina – Boys (Summertime Love)
Bananarama – I Want You Back
Tiffany – I Think We're Alone Now
Hazell Dean – Who's Leaving Who
The Communards – T.M.T. Love T.B.M.G.
Jermaine Stewart
Glenn Medeiros – Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You
S'Express – Theme From S'Express
Salt-N-Pepa – Push It
Derek B - Bad Young Brother
James Brown – The Payback, Pt. 1
Rose Royce – Carwash
Natalie Cole – Pink Cadillac
Jellybean (feat. Adele Berteli) - Just a Mirage
Will Downing – A Love Supreme

Now #13 (1988, 26/32)
Yazz & the Plastic Population - The Only Way Is Up
Womack & Womack – Teardrops
Erasure – A Little Respect
The Christians – Harvest For The World
Hue And Cry – Ordinary Angel
UB40 & Chrissie Hynde – Breakfast In Bed
Robert Palmer – She Makes My Day
Breathe – Hands To Heaven
Collins, Phil – Groovy Kind Of Love
Bobby McFerrin – Don't Worry Be Happy
Art of Noise – Kiss
Bryan Ferry – Let's Stick Together
Kim Wilde – You Came
Bomb the Bass - Don't Make Me Wait
Brother Beyond – The Harder I Try
The Hollies – He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother
The Fat Boys & Chubby Checker - The Twist (Yo Twist)
Wee Papa Girl Rappers – Wee Rule
Salt'n'Pepa - Twist & Shout
Yello – The Race
Inner City feat. Kevin Saunderson – Big Fun
D-Mob & Gary Haisman - We Call It Acieed
Beatmasters – Burn It Up
Milli Vanilli – Girl You Know It's True
Level 42 – Heaven In My Hands
Jane Wiedlin – Rush Hour
The Proclaimers – I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
T'Pau – Secret Garden
Transvision Vamp - I Want Your Love
Duran Duran – I Don't Want Your Love
The Human League – Love Is All That Matters
All About Eve – Martha's Harbour

Now #14 (1989, 27/32)
Gene Pitney & Marc Almond – Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart
Phil Collins – Two Hearts
Erasure – Stop!
Bananarama And Lananeeneenoonoo – Help
Hue And Cry – Looking For Linda
Yazz - Fine Time
Kim Wilde – Four Letter Word
Sam Brown – Stop
Roy Orbison – You Got It
Fine Young Cannibals – She Drives Me Crazy
INXS - Need You Tonight
Status Quo – Burning Bridges (On And Off And On Again)
Then Jerico – Big Area
Morrissey – The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
Poison – Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Simple Minds – Belfast Child
Neneh Cherry – Buffalo Stance
Inner City – Good Life
S'Express – Hey Music Lover
Living In A Box – Blow The House Down
The Style Council – Promised Land
Adeva – Respect
Tone-Loc – Wild Thing
Natalie Cole – I Live For Your Love
Robin Beck - First Time
Paula Abdul – Straight Up
Samantha Fox - I Only Want To Be With You
Brother Beyond – Be My Twin
Climie Fisher - Look Like a River
Duran Duran – All She Wants Is
Level 42 – Tracie - Single Version
Michael Ball – Love Changes Everything

Now #15 (1989, 22/32)
Queen – I Want It All
Simple Minds – Kick It In
Fine Young Cannibals – Good Thing
Holly Johnson - Americanos
Transvision Vamp – Baby I Don't Care
INXS - Mystify
Roxette – The Look
Stevie Nicks – Rooms On Fire
Paul McCartney - My Brave Face
Holly Johnson - Ferry Cross the Mersey

The Beautiful South – Song For Whoever
Kirsty MacColl – Days
Danny Wilson – The Second Summer Of Love
The Waterfront - Cry
Hue And Cry – Violently (Your Words Hit Me)
Cliff Richard & The Shadows – The Best Of Me
Soul II Soul – Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)
Neneh Cherry – Manchild
Bobby Brown – Every Little Step
Inner City – Do You Love What You Feel
D-Mob & LRS - It's Time To Get Funky
Donna Allen - Joy and Pain

Gladys Knight & The Pips – License To Kill
Natalie Cole – Miss You Like Crazy
Pet Shop Boys – It's Alright
Jive Bunny & the Music Mixers – Swing The Mood
Swing Out Sister – You On My Mind
Bananarama – Cruel Summer
De La Soul - Say No Go
Norman Cook & MC Wildski - Blame It on the Bassline
Double Trouble & The Rebel MC - Just Keep Rockin'

The Cure – Lullaby

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Pitchfork's Top 100 Albums of the 1970s on Spotify

 To Berlin or not to Berlin: Iggy and David like the Pitchfork verdict

I was born in the middle of the Seventies. So, I never had the chance to listen to - live, I mean - the music of the decade. I'm slowly recollecting it, thanks to friends, books, magazines, movies and charts like this one. Exactly six years ago, Pitchfork put it online. The american website was not the modern decimal rock bible, yet. Its legendary Arcade Fire's Funeral 9.7 review was shot few months later. But it already had that sweet pervert pleasure of playing with little and big names, often punishing the latters. So, in its 1970s top-of-the-top albums chart you won't find Bruce Springsteen, Bob Marley, Tom Waits, Patti Smith and even not Sticky Fingers. It's the tough law of the charts. Someone must be excluded, even if she/he's a darling. And the elected, as you can read below, are no less than excellent. 

I compiled three Spotify playlists with this Top 100. In the mammoth, you'll get the complete albums I found on Spotify (original editions, no legacies or deluxes...). In the graduated, I put 2 songs for albums from position 81 to 100, 3 songs for 61-80, 4 songs for 41-60, 5 songs for 21-40 and 6 songs for 1-20 (few jazz exceptions: Miles Davis albums usually have just few extralong tunes). The lite one, instead, features only one song each album: it's kind of a nonsense, because this is a long-playing charts, you should listen to the full work, not the singles. But I love to shuffle and I think this can be a good short cut to taste the general flavour of the decade (and of the chart). You find all of them below the list. Enjoy! (and don't forget to read the full notes on Pitchfork).

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The Playlist
(featuring 78 albums out of 100, 78%)

    * 1. David Bowie – Low (1977  / RCA)
    * 2. The Clash – London Calling (1979 / CBS)
    * 3. Television – Marquee Moon (1977 / Elektra)
    * 4. Sly & The Family Stone – There's a Riot Goin' On (1971 / Epic)
    * 5. Bob Dylan – Blood on the Tracks (1975 / Columbia)
    * 6. Kraftwerk – Trans-Europe Express (1977 / Capitol)
    * 7. Led Zeppelin – IV (1971 / Atlantic)
    * 8. Gang Of Four – Entertainment! (1979 / Warner Bros.)
    * 9. Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures (1979 / Factory)
    * 10. Brian Eno – Another Green World (1975 / Island Records)
    * 11. The Rolling Stones – Exile On Main St. (1972 / Rolling Stones Records)
    * 12. The Stooges – Funhouse (1970 / Elektra)
    * 13. Nick Drake – Pink Moon (1972 / Island Records)
    * 14. The Velvet Underground – Loaded (1971 / Cotillion/Atlantic)
    * 15. The Who – Who's Next (1971 / Decca)
    * 16. Buzzcocks – Singles Going Steady (1979 / IRS)
    * 17. Funkadelic – Maggot Brain (1971 / Westbound)
    * 18. Miles Davis – Bitches Brew (1970 / Columbia)
    * 19. Can – Ege Bamyasi (1972 / United Artists)
    * 20. T.Rex – Electric Warrior (1971 / Reprise Records)
    * 21. Serge Gainsbourg – Histoire de Melody Nelson (1971 / Philips)
    * 22. Wire – Pink Flag (1977 / Harvest)
    * 23. The Ramones – Ramones (1976 / Sire)
    * 24. Eno – Here Come the Warm Jets (1974 / Island)
    * 25. Neu! – Neu! (1972 / Brain)
    * 26. Stevie Wonder – Innervisions (1973 / Tamla-Motown)
    * 27. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin III (1970 / Atlantic)
    * 28. The Beatles – Let It Be (1970 / Apple)
    * 29. Can – Tago Mago (1971 / United Artists)
    * 30. Miles Davis – On the Corner (1972 / Columbia)
    * 31. Talking Heads – Fear of Music (1979 / Sire)
    * 32. Pink Floyd – The Wall (1979 / Columbia)
    * 33. Wire – Chairs Missing (1978 / Harvest)
    * 34. Various Artists (Soundtrack) – Saturday Night Fever (1978 / Polydor)
    * 35. The Pop Group – Y (1979 / Radar)
    * 36. Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (1975 / Columbia)
    * 37. Elvis Costello – My Aim Is True (1977 / Columbia)
    * 38. XTC – Drums And Wires (1979 / Virgin)
    * 39. Suicide – Suicide (1977 / Red Star)
    * 40. Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers – The Modern Lovers (1976 / Beserkley)
    * 41. Fleetwood Mac – Rumours (1977 / Reprise Records)
    * 42. The Specials – The Specials (1979 / 2-Tone)
    * 43. Michael Jackson – Off the Wall (1979 / Epic)
    * 44. The Clash – The Clash (1977 / CBS)
    * 45. Talking Heads – More Songs About Buildings and Food (1978 / Sire)
    * 46. The Congos – Heart of the Congos (1977 / Black Art)
    * 47. Al Green – Call Me (1973 / Hi)
    * 48. Miles Davis – Live-Evil (1972 / Columbia)
    * 49. Marvin Gaye – What's Going On (1971 / Motown)
    * 50. Tim Buckley – Starsailor (1970 / Warner Bros.)
    * 51. Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks (1977 / Warner Bros.)
    * 52. Elvis Costello – This Year's Model (1978 / Columbia)
    * 53. Steve Reich – Music for 18 Musicians (1978 / ECM)
    * 54. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Cosmo's Factory (1970 / Fantasy)
    * 55. Nick Drake – Bryter Layter (1970 / Island Records)
    * 56. Can – Future Days (1973 / United Artists)
    * 57. Paul Simon – Paul Simon (1972 / CBS)
    * 58. Miles Davis – A Tribute to Jack Johnson (1971 / Columbia)
    * 59. Ramones – Rocket to Russia (1977 / Sire)
    * 60. John Lennon – Plastic Ono Band (1970 / Apple)
    * 61. Beach Boys – Surf's Up (1971 / Brother)
    * 62. The Cars – The Cars (1978 / Elektra)
    * 63. Cluster – Zuckerzeit (1974 / Spalax)
    * 64. Iggy Pop – Lust for Life (1977 / RCA)
    * 65. Neil Young – On the Beach (1974 / Warner Bros.)
    * 66. Big Star – Third/Sister Lovers (1978 / PVC)
    * 67. Pink Floyd – Meddle (1971 / Harvest)
    * 68. Herbie Hancock – Head Hunters (1973 / Columbia)
    * 69. Faust – IV (1973 / Virgin)
    * 70. Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon (1973 / Harvest)
    * 71. James Brown – The Payback (1973 / Polydor)
    * 72. King Crimson – Red (1974 / Atlantic)
    * 73. Van Halen – Van Halen (1978 / Warner Bros.)
    * 74. Leonard Cohen – Songs of Love and Hate (1971 / Columbia)
    * 75. Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy (1973 / Atlantic)
    * 76. Blondie – Parallel Lines (1978 / Chrysalis)
    * 77. David Bowie – Aladdin Sane (1973 / RCA)
    * 78. Fela Anikulapo Futi & Africa '70 – Expensive Shit (1975 / Editions Makossa)
    * 79. Randy Newman – Sail Away (1972 / Reprise Records)
    * 80. David Bowie – Hunky Dory (1971 / RCA)
    * 81. David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars (1972 / RCA)
    * 82. George Harrison – All Things Must Pass (1970 / Apple)
    * 83. Iggy & The Stooges – Raw Power (1973 / Columbia)
    * 84. Nilsson – Nilsson Schmilsson (1971 / RCA)
    * 85. Wire – 154 (1979 / Warner Bros.)
    * 86. Joni Mitchell – Blue (1971 / Reprise Records)
    * 87. Roxy Music – For Your Pleasure (1973 / Warner Bros.)
    * 88. Giorgio Moroder – From Here to Eternity (1977 / Casablanca)
    * 89. Devo – Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978 / Warner Bros.)
    * 90. Fela Anikulapo Kuti & Africa '70 – Zombie (1977 / Celluloid/MIL)
    * 91. Throbbing Gristle – 20 Jazz Funk Greats (1979 / Industrial)
    * 92. Kraftwerk – The Man-Machine (1978 / Capitol)
    * 93. Jimi Hendrix – Band of Gypsys (1970 / Capitol)
    * 94. King Crimson – Starless and Bible Black (1974 / Atlantic)
    * 95. Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti (1975 / Swan Song)
    * 96. Iggy Pop – The Idiot (1977 / RCA)
    * 97. Various Artists (Soundtrack) – The Harder They Come (1972 / Mango)
    * 98. Robert Wyatt – Rock Bottom (1974 / Virgin)
    * 99. Neil Young – After the Gold Rush (1970 / Reprise Records)
    * 100. Brian Eno – Before and After Science (1977 / Island Records)

The Mammoth playlist
(824 tracks, about 2 days)
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The Graduated playlist 
(306 tracks, about 1 day)
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The Lite playlist 
(78 tracks, about 7 hours)
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Some other Pitchfork spotified goodies:
The 200 greatest songs of the 1960s
The Pitchfork 500 series
Pitchfork Best New Music

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

More Than Zero: all Bret Easton Ellis playlists on Spotify

American writer Bret Easton Ellis is sharing official playlists for all his novels, including the upcoming 25th-anniversary sequel of Less Than Zero: Imperial Bedrooms. You can browse them on his official website. You can buy them on iTunes. And if you have Spotify, you can listen to them below: one for each book, or all packed in a gigantic spotiglamoramous mammoth. Take care: there's a lot of 80s inside. But Beach Boys, David Bowie, Oasis, The National and Bat For Lashes, too. :o)

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Less Than Zero (1985)
(9 tracks out of 13, 69,23%, 30 minutes)

Blondie – In The Sun
The Clash – Somebody Got Murdered
Culture Club – Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
Duran Duran – Hungry Like The Wolf
Eagles - New Kid in Town
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - Crimson and Clover
Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven
The Little Girls - Earthquake Song
Soft Cell – Tainted Love
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – Straight Into Darkness
X – Los Angeles
X – Sex And Dying In High Society
X – The Have Nots

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP Link, URI. (SR0186)

The Rules of Attraction (1987)
(13 tracks out of 13, 100%, 55 minutes)

Talking Heads – Burning Down The House
Bruce Springsteen – Born In The U.S.A.
The Police – Every Breath You Take
Grandmaster Flash – The Message
Paul Young – Love Of The Common People
Billy Idol – Dancing With Myself
Don Henley – The Boys Of Summer
U2 – The Unforgettable Fire
The Replacements – Unsatisfied
New Order – Your Silent Face
Talking Heads – And She Was
David Bowie – Ashes To Ashes
Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP Link, URI. (SR0187)

American Psycho (1991)
(12 tracks out of 15, 80%, 53 minutes)

Belinda Carlisle – I Feel Free
INXS - New Sensation
MARRS – Pump Up The Volume (7")
Eddie Murphy - Party All the Time
Madonna – Like A Prayer
Bruce Springsteen – Brilliant Disguise
INXS - Devil Inside
Whitney Houston – Greatest Love Of All
Genesis – Follow You Follow Me
Phil Collins – Sussudio
Genesis – In Too Deep
Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Huey Lewis & The News – The Heart Of Rock & Roll
Huey Lewis & The News – I Want A New Drug
Belinda Carlisle – Heaven Is A Place On Earth

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The Informers (1994)
(10 tracks out of 15, 66,66%, 35 minutes)

Greg Kihn - Jeopardy
Culture Club – Church Of The Poisoned Mind (live)
The Motels – Suddenly Last Summer
The Go-Go's – Head Over Heels
The Plimsouls - A Million Miles Away
Fun Boy Three – Our Lips Are Sealed
Joan Jett - Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)
The Plimsouls - Oldest Story in the World
Madonna – Material Girl
Wang Chung – Everybody Have Fun Tonight
Missing Persons – Destination Unknown
Devo – Beautiful World
The Beach Boys – Wouldn't It Be Nice
Eagles - Take It Easy
The Doors – Love Her Madly
Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP Link, URI. (SR0189)

Glamorama (1998)
(13 tracks out of 13, 100%, 58 minutes)

Matthew Sweet – Sick Of Myself
Primal Scream – Come Together (7" Mix)
Oasis – Wonderwall
Matthew Sweet – We're The Same
U2 – Even Better Than The Real Thing
The Smashing Pumpkins – Disarm
Dave Matthews Band – Crash Into Me (live)
The Chemical Brothers – Setting Sun
Robert Miles – One & One
Sinéad O'Connor – Last Day Of Our Acquaintance
Primal Scream – Rocks
Oasis – Champagne Supernova
R.E.M. – How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP Link, URI. (SR0190)

Lunar Park (2005)
(12 tracks out of 14, 85,71%, 55 minutes)
(take a look to this playlist, too)

The Rolling Stones – Sympathy For The Devil
Blue Oyster Cult – (Don't Fear) The Reaper
Warren Zevon – Werewolves Of London
Fleetwood Mac – Rhiannon
The Psychedelic Furs – The Ghost In You
Ramones – Pet Sematary
Elton John – Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be A Long Long Time)
Elton John – Someone Saved My Life Tonight
Eagles - One of These Nights
Bobby "Boris" Pickett – Monster Mash
Michael Jackson – Thriller
The Zombies – Time of the Season
Eagles - Witchy Woman
Elvis Costello – Spooky Girlfriend
Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP Link, URI. (SR0191)

Imperial Bedrooms (2010)
(13 tracks out of 14, 92,85%, 53 minutes)

Altered Images – Don't Talk To Me About Love
Bat For Lashes – What's A Girl To Do?
Bruce Springsteen – Magic
Counting Crows – A Long December
David Bowie – China Girl
Don Henley – The Boys Of Summer
Duran Duran – Hungry Like The Wolf
Elvis Costello – Beyond Belief
Elvis Costello – Man Out Of Time
Elvis Costello - Watch Your Step
The Fray – How To Save A Life
The National – Racing Like A Pro
Randy Newman – I Love L.A.
Warren Zevon – Desperados Under The Eaves
Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP Link, URI. (SR0192)

The Mammoth (all books' playlists in one)
(82 tracks out of 97, 84,53%, about 5 hours)

Two songs are repeated: Duran Duran's Hungry Like the Wolf (from Less Than Zero and Imperial Bedrooms) and Don Henley's The Boys of Summer (from The Rules of Attraction and Imperial Bedrooms).

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP Link, URI. (SR0193)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Guardian's New Band of the Day (april 2010)

 JJ say: "go listen to track #3, immediately"

Wanna taste some fresh new music? Here it comes, courtesy of The Guardian. Since the end of 2006, the British paper's website has a daily column called New Band of the Day, where music critic Paul Lester "gives new groups a whirl, so you don't have to". I looked for the bands Lester wrote about in April and, as you can see below, many of them are not available on Spotify, yet (the available ones are linked to the dedicated page on Guardian's website). Anyway, the playlist is really fresh and JJ's Let go is simply amazing. Enjoy! And, if you wish, subscribe to the playlist: I will update it each month (see below, for more choices).

The Playlist (april 2010)

1 April: Faded Glory
Lester says: "Fans of literate pop songcraft will enjoy this Irish singer's dark tales of obsession and the horror of tedium"
7 April: Nightbus
8 April: Smurfie Syco
"Fancy some hey-nonny-no stadium rock? This lot sound like a jam session between Fairport Convention and Faith No More"
12 April: JJ - Let Go
"They may not have a Facebook page, but for all their online mystery, JJ's light and lovely music is pretty transparent"
13 April: Spencer McGarry Season
15 April: I Am Arrows
"Lady Chann could well be the UK's number one dancehall queen"
"From dubstep to R&B-sampling exercises to plaintive piano tracks, producer James Blake is recasting intelligent urban music"
21 April: Trash Talk
"This brotherly jazz-metal duo could do to be a little less sweaty metal, a little more complex jazz"
"'Lo'-key minimalist Josh McIntyre draws on post-punk, shoegaze and C86 for his scratchy, sorrowful sound"
26 April: Kirsty Almeida
27 April: Blondes
"With songs that last less than three minutes, this London trio prove that succinct doesn't suck"
29 April: The Agitator
30 April: Sunday Girl

Listen to it on Spotify:
Active Playlist (changing every month, with only newest songs): HTTP Link, URI. (SR0184)
Moloch Playlist (growing every month, with all 2010 songs): HTTP Link, URI. (SR0185)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Pitchfork Best New Music of 2010 (and 2003)

 Joanna Newsom look at the day she will enter the Spotify world...

Pitchfork's Best New Albums page is a useful archive of the best reviewed new albums by the webzine. The archive goes back to 2002. Here you find a spotiplaylist of the best music of the first half of 2010 and - bonus - one that will help you to see if you missed something great in 2002/2003. Three songs each album: just to taste the records. I will update it on a monthly basis. If you want more frequent updates, take a look at this other blog: Pitchify. They're doing a great job, posting Spotify links for every new (and well reviewed) album.

The Playlists

Pitchfork Best Music of 2010
(72 tracks, 24 albums out of 33, 72,72%, about 5 hours)

Featuring three songs each from:
Contra (Vampire Weekend), Heartland (Owen Pallett), Astro Coast (Surfer Blood), There Is Love in You (Four Tet), Teen Dream (Beach House), IRM (Charlotte Gainsbourg), One Life Stand (Hot Chip), I'm New Here (Gil Scott-Heron), Gorilla Manor (Local Natives), Black Noise (Pantha du Prince), Sisterworld (Liars), Plastic Beach (Gorillaz), The Monitor (Titus Andronicus), Fang Island (Fang Island), The Wild Hunt (The Tallest Man on Earth), Swim (Caribou), Subiza (Delorean), Crystal Castles II (Crystal Castles), Forgiveness Rock Record (Broken Social Scene), High Violet (The National), Treats (Sleigh Bells), This Is Happening (LCD Soundsystem), CMYK EP (James Blake), Gemini (Wild Nothing). 

Have One On Me (Joanna Newsom), A Sufi and a Killer (Gonjasufi), Big Echo (The Morning Benders), Clinging To a Scheme (The Radio Dept.), Cosmogramma (Flying Lotus), Nothing Hurts (Male Bonding), The ArchAndroid (Janelle Monae), Innerspeaker (Tame Impala), Body Talk Pt.1 (Robyn)

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP Link, URI. (SR0182)

Pitchfork Best Music of 2003
(87 tracks, 29 albums out of 54, 53,70%, about 6 hours)

Featuring three songs each from:
No P. or D. (Ms. John Soda), Everything Is Good Here/Please Come Home (Angels of Light), Hearts of Oak (Ted Leo and the Pharmacists), Make It Pop (Giddy Motors), You Are Free (Cat Power), Beauty Party (The Majesticons), Wonderful Rainbow (Lightning Bolt), Englaborn (Johann Johannsson), The Magnolia Electric Co. (Songs: Ohia), Burn, Piano Island, Burn (Blood Brothers), Apple O' (Deerhoof), Let's Get Serious (Panthers), Rounds (Four Tet), Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts (M83), Ether Teeth (Fog), Sumday (Grandaddy), Hail To the Thief (Radiohead), Cedars (Clearlake), Oaklandazulasylum (Why?), Boy in da Corner (Dizzee Rascal), Greetings From Michigan, The Great Lake State (Sufjan Stevens), Echoes (The Rapture), It Still Moves (My Morning Jacket), Ode To Joy (The Deadly Snakes), UFO (Need New Body), The Meadowlands (The Wrens), The Lemon of Pink (The Books), Kish Kash (Basement Jaxx), Berlinette (Ellen Allien). 

S.T.R.E.E.T.D.A.D. (Out Hud), Mount Eerie (The Microphones), You Forgot It In People (Broken Social Scene), Do You Party? (The Soft Pink Truth), 6 (Supersilent), A Promise (Xiu Xiu), Castaways and Cutouts (The Decemberists), Up In Flames (Manitoba), Guitar Romantic (The Exploding Hears), Headdress (Sunburned Hand of the Man), One Word Extinguisher (Prefuse 73), Wetheads Come Running (Single Frame), Me and Giuliani Down by the School Yard (A True Story) (!!!), Young Liars EP (TV on the Radio), Shine a Light (Constantines), Neu (Polysics), Her Majesty the Decemberists (The Decemberists), Vaudeville Villain (Viktor Vaughn), Spring (Cyann & Ben), Hope (Non-Prophets), Chutes Too Narrow (The Shins), I Am the Fun Blame Monster (Menomena), Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? (The Unicorns), The Black Album (Jay-Z), Afro Finger and Gel (Mu).

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP Link, URI. (SR0183)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Top 50 Guitarists of All Time (on Spotify)

An inconvenient truth: I can't play guitar. In fifteen years of lazy training I just learned some chords, some easy old grunge riffs, the Come As You Are (unplugged in New York) solo and little more. Instead, here you'll find a Spotify playlist of guys who do know how to play the six-strings lady. It's based on the recent Top 50 Guitarists of All Time chart, it's almost complete (just three masters - Frank, Angus & John - painfully missing) and for each artist I tried to choose a song with a strong guitar aura (if you have better suggestions, please, you're welcome!). Enjoy. original links: Top 50 Guitarists of All Time - 50-41 Top 50 Guitarists of All Time - 40-31 Top 50 Guitarists of All Time - 30-21 Top 50 Guitarists of All Time - 20-11 Top 50 Guitarists of All Time - 10-1

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The Playlist
(47 out of 50, 94%, about 3 hours)

49. (tie) Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple – Smoke On The Water)
49. (tie) Kurt Cobain (Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit)
47. (tie) Robert Fripp (David Bowie – Heroes)
47. (tie) Andres Segovia (Recuerdos De La Alhambra)
42. (tie) Hubert Sumlin (Howlin' Wolf – Spoonful)
42. (tie) Clarence White (The Byrds – Nashville West (live))

42. (tie) Rory Gallagher (What's Going On)
42. (tie) John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers – Higher Ground)
42. (tie) Richard Thompson (Persuasion)
41. David Gilmour (Comfortably Numb (live In Gdansk))
40. Steve Jones (Sex Pistols – God Save The Queen)

39. Frank Zappa (missing!)
38. Lou Reed (Dirty Blvd.)
36. (tie) Mike Campbell (Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – Jammin' Me)
36. (tie) Charlie Christian (Wholly Cats)
35. Buddy Guy (First Time I Met The Blues)
34. Slash (Guns N' Roses – Sweet Child O' Mine)
33. Scotty Moore (Elvis Presley – Jailhouse Rock)
32. Ry Cooder (Paris, Texas)
31. Bo Diddley (Who Do You Love?)
30. Roy Buchanan (Sweet Dreams)
29. Duane Allman (Derek & The Dominos – Little Wing)
28. Ed O'Brien & Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead – Just)
27. Danny Gatton (Pretty Blue)
26. Neil Young (Cinnamon Girl) 

25. Angus Young (missing!)
24. Ron Asheton (The Stooges – I Wanna Be Your Dog)
23. The Edge (U2 – The Fly)
22. Les Paul (Caravan)
21. Johnny Marr (The Smiths – This Charming Man)
20. Django Reinhardt (Minor Swing)
19. Mick Ronson (David Bowie – Moonage Daydream)
18. Wes Montgomery (Four On Six)
17. B.B. King (The Thrill Is Gone)
16. Mike Bloomfield (The Paul Butterfield Blues Band – East-West)
15. Steve Cropper (Otis Redding – [Sittin' On] The Dock Of The Bay)
14. Prince (When Doves Cry)
13. Jack White (The White Stripes – The Hardest Button To Button)
12. Stevie Ray Vaughan (Pride and Joy)

11. George Harrison (missing!)
10. Peter Townshend (The Who – My Generation)

9. Robert Johnson (Love In Vain)
8. Chet Atkins (Yakety Axe)
7. Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen – Eruption)
6. Jeff Beck (Beck's Bolero)
5. Chuck Berry (Johnny B. Goode)
4. Eric Clapton (Layla)
3. Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar)
2. Jimmy Page (Jimmy Page & Robert Plant - Since I've Been Loving You)
1. Jimi Hendrix (Jimi Hendrix Experience – Star Spangled Banner (live At Woodstock))

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP Link, URI. (SR0177)