Discussion in 'Music' started by Ome, Oct 1, 2016.
I'm also loving this one too, a great find, thanks.
When I suggested this artist for the top ten I didn't realize that she had done 200 albums and 800 singles, but without all the French and German songs it was doable.
Not that she doesn't sound nice on her French records, it's just that I like my French songs a little "dirtier".
The first problem, where to list the Downtown signature song? I felt it could only be #1, and I didn't want to do that because there are so many other songs that I enjoy more at the moment - but not necessarily because they're better. So I decided to compromise and vote for some Downtown-esque songs (or is it Down Town?).
1. Colour My World
Because the chorus is so ecstatic.
Not a very interesting title, but I love the crescendo of this song (a train gaining speed, or a heart that beats faster and faster) and I would never have guessed this was a Petula Clark song.
3. Melody Man
So, the seventies really started exactly in 1970. A great pop song in the style of Middle Of The Road and The New Seekers.
4. Whistlin' For The Moon
A playful, romantic Doris Day-ish song, and I could have this played in the background for hours and totally not be annoyed by it.
5. Dance With Me
Downtown, the ballad version. Oh it's so gorgeous!
6. Song Without End
I'm getting movie vibes from this. Maybe it should have been played over the end credits of Another Bouquet.
7. My Love
One of her US #1 hits, and yet it couldn't be more Eurovision.
8. I Know A Place
Could have been called Downtown Reprise, or maybe it should have been part of a Downtown Suite Medley.
9. Who Am I?
Indeed, who is you? For such a famous and successful singer I find her sort of a non-celebrity, and I don't mean that as criticism.
Who Am I has shades of River Deep Mountain High, and it's equally frenetic in some parts.
10. My Friend The Sea
Because it has that lovely Hawaiin lounge-y sound, and at the same time it's a schlager with English lyrics.
I can’t have any other song other than Downtown because it comes with so many memories that I never want to forget. I think it’s one of the first songs that I knew all the lyrics to.
2. This is My Song
3. My Love
4. Don’t Sleep in the Subway
5. I Know a Place
6. I Will Follow Him
7. Colour My World
8. For All We Know
9. Now That You've Gone
10. Dance With Me
2. Let It Be Me
3. Don't Sleep In The Subway
4. You Better Come Home
5. I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love
6. Colour My World
7. Call Me
8. The Twelfth Of Never
9. Tell Me It's Not True
10.I Know A Place
It's also the most famous song that i really know from Petula Clark, i know she has some other familair song but i will post my top 10 tomorrow.
01. Turn To Me
03. You Favorite Entertainer
04. All My Life
05. My Love
06. Dancing In The Street
07. This Is My Song
08.La Nuit N'En Finit Plus (french version from Pins and Needles)
09. Got It
10. Don't Sleep In The Subway
1. Let It Be Me
3. Games People Play
4. Don't Sleep in the Subway
5. Reach Out I'll Be There
6. My Love
8. Colour My World
9. I Know a Place
10. No One Better Than You
With quite a few album and too many to count singles
7 voted on 42 songs
1. Downtown = 53
2. Let It Be Me = 29
3. Don’t Sleep in the Subway = 24
4. My Love = 23
5. Colour My World = 22
6. I Know a Place = 19
7. Games People Play = 14
8. This is My Song = 13
9. Tell Me It’s Not True = 12
10. Turn to Me = 10
11. Dans Le Temps / I Couldn't Live Without Your Love / Chariot / Heart = 9
12. A Groovy Kind of Love / Melody Man / You Favourite Entertainer = 8
13. La Nuit N'en Finit Plus / Whistlin' For The Moon / Dance With Me / You Better Come Home / All My Life = 7
14. Kiss Me Goodbye / Reach Out I'll Be There = 6
15. C'est Mon Chanson / If / Song Without End / I Will Follow Him / Dancing in the Street = 5
16. As If We Never Said Goodbye / For All We Know / Call Me / Rain = 4
17. You Can’t Keep Me From Loving You / The Twelfth Of Never = 3
18. Windmills Of Your Mind / You’re the One / Who Am I / Now That You've Gone / Got It = 2
19. My Friend The Sea / No One Better Than You = 1
After the tragic death of another very young artist, I thought it would be great to revisit his work.
Tim Bergling was better known as Avicii (styled as ΛVICII) was a Swedish musician, DJ, remixer and record producer.
Bergling rose to prominence in 2011 with his breakthrough single "Levels". His debut studio album, True (2013)
It peaked within the top ten in more than fifteen countries and topped the Australian, Swedish, Danish and US dance charts. It was supported by the lead single "Wake Me Up", which topped most music markets in Europe and reached number four in the US. In 2015, he released his second studio album, Stories and in 2017, he released an EP titled Avīci In 2016, he retired from touring due to health reasons. He died on 20 April 2018 in Oman
I can't wait to rank Avicii songs after his tragic death. I am going away on a business trip in a few hours and will be home late Tuesday, then have a hectic Wednesday & Thursday, so could you wait with tallying up the scores, @Ome? I may not need an extra day, but just in case I won't have time until Friday................
I'm not familiar with Avicii, but i can try to look for his music, maybe i can pull of a top 10.
My most favorite of his songs would be the ones where he collaborated with Madonna on her "Rebel Heart" album.
I've heard songs like "Devil Pray", "Borrowed Time", "Heartbreak city" and "Wash All Over Me" over and over and over in the past three years.
Anyway if I am to focus on Avicii's solo work this would be my list:
1. Wake Me Up
2. Without You
3. The Nights
4. Waiting for Love
5. Broken Arrows
6. Gonna Love Ya
7. Hey Brother
8. The Days
9. Somewhere In Stockholm
10. Sunset Jesus
Just below my list:
Taste The Feeling
I think it's kind of odd since a lot of his music feels like party music. It's very young and the type of songs you'll hear when you go out to a nightclub or such and yet listening to his music now all I can think of is that he's gone. It brings out a very weird feeling.
1. Lay Me Down
2. Addicted To You
4. My Feelings For You
5. Talk To Myself
6. Wake Me Up
7. Hey Brother
His face looks very familiar but I didn't know that I knew him.
I'm watching Avicii True Stories right now.
Sure, no problem.
Welcome to the world of house music! But you don't need to go out clubbing to hear his music. Just turn on the radio.
I was only familiar with a few of his songs so its been fascinating to learn more about Aviciis music.
1. The Nights
It's possible this song might not 'normally' have been my number one, but after whats happened the lyrics are poignant.
2. Addicted To You
3. Hey Brother
4. Waiting For Love
5, Somewhere In Stockholm
6. For a Better Day
7. The Days
8. Broken Arrows
Tim Bergling created some amazing music.
1. The Nights
2. Without You
3. I Could Be the One
4. Lonely Together
5. The Days
7. Wake Me Up
8. Hey Brother
9. Addicted To You
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