What Is YOUR Perfect Pop Song?

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  1. Brian Bunn

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    You know...the kind of tune that sticks in your head and you just can't shake it and you never seem to get tired of hearing? I know many would say a Beatles tune, or maybe a Beach Boys number, or maybe even a Rolling Stones classic ditty.

    For me it comes from a little obscure band from Detroit Michigan...THE WAXWINGS. The song..."Keeping The Sparks" off their debut album Low To The Ground released in 2000. It is the closest thing I have heard to the perfect pop/rock song, if not THE perfect pop/rock song. The catchy melody, sweet harmonies, several tempo changes...the kind of song I have yet to get tired of hearing...even after two years and hundreds of times hearing it. Now that is a powerful little piece of music.

    Lets have it...what is YOUR perfect pop song?
     
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    "Up The Junction" by Squeeze.
     
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    Brian--Yeah, that's a good one!
     
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    "Downtown," Petula Clark, 1964
     
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    "I'm Beginning To See The Light" by Duke Ellington.
     
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    Some favorites:

    Elvis Costello and the Attractions- "King Horse"
    The Pixies- "Here Comes Your Man"
    The Beatles- "Misery"
    Matthew Sweet- "Where You Get Love"
     
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    Still the One by Orleans
     
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    ABBA's "Lay All Your Love On Me"
     
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    Only Happy When It Rains by Garbage.
     
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    A song as of late is the C. Gibbs Group Drag the Ashes. A little different but catchy nonetheless.
     
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    Bohemian Like You-The Dandy Warhols
    Holiday-Jason Falkner
     
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    I haven't decided on just one song yet, but I'm pretty sure it would be on that dog.'s "Retreat From The Sun".
     
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    "Hey Jealosy" by the Gin Blossoms. Really catchy and reminds me of an ex-girlfriend.
     
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    DANCING QUEEN - Abba
    FOOLISH LITTLE GIRL - Shirelles
    MORE THAN THIS - Bryan Ferry
    THERE SHE GOES - The La's
    DAWN (GO AWAY) - Four Seasons
    DON'T WORRY BABY & GOD ONLY KNOWS - Beach Boys
    DENNIS (album track by Badfinger)
    #9 DREAM - John Lennon
    LIFE IN A NORTHERN TOWN - Dream Academy
    ....oh, the list goes on indefinately
     
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    What, nobody's mentioned "God Only Knows"-The Beach Boys?!

    That one would have to be pretty high on the list.

    *edit* And moron that I am, I missed it in the post above mine.:b
     
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    My perfectly recorded song is:

    Could it be I'm falling in love - The Spinners

    Great performance music and vocals without a noticeable flaw. I never get tired of it.
     
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    I SAW THE LIGHT or WE GOTTA GET YOU A WOMAN or HELLO IT'S ME by Todd Rundgren or the cover by The Isley Brothers. Come to think of it Alison Krauss sounded awfully good doing Todd's IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.
    ALL I WANNA DO by Cheryl Crow
    Marshall Creenshaw wrote some of the most under appreciated pop rock songs ever, how about: CYNICAL GIRL or WHENEVER YOU'RE ON MY MIND or SOMEDAY, SOMEWAY . Why was he so popular in the U.K. and almost unknown in the U.S.?
    THE RAPPER by The Jaggerz
    SLOOP JOHN B. by The Beach Boys
    EIGHT DAYS A WEEK, HELP, I DON'T WANT TO SPOIL THE PARTY, or pick another by The Beatles.
    THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING by Nancy Sinatra.
    THIS DIAMOND RING by Gary Lewis & The Playboys.
    IT'S MY PARTY by Leslie Gore
    DRIVE by The Cars
    MISSING YOU by John Waite
    EURYTHMICS's SWEET DREAMS (are made of these)
    THE MAYOR OF SIMPLEVILLE by XTC....
     

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