Thursday, 18 February 2010

Ignition (Remix) was the best single of the last decade

Joe writes: Steve Greenberg did a list of the 100 best singles of last decade. Steve has great taste and signed one of the singles of the '90s, MMMBop by Hanson. I agree with most of his '00s list - Ignition (Remix) by R Kelly was the single of the decade, narrowly pipping Crazy by Gnarls Barkley.

I also discovered a couple of great tracks through Steve's list:

Baby Mama by Fantasia:

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Acid Tongue by Jenny Lewis:

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Some singles of the decade that weren't in Steve's list:
* Dry Your Eyes by The Streets
* In My Place by Coldplay
* Chasing Cars and Run by Snow Patrol
* Where Is The Love? by Black Eyed Peas
* Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis
* Push The Button by Sugababes
* Dance Wiv Me and Bonkers by Dizzee Rascal
* Sex On Fire by Kings Of Leon
* It Wasn't Me by Shaggy feat. RikRok

this song makes me cry

Joe writes: Stephen is about murdered PC Stephen Carroll, written from the perspective of his widow.

David Ford is an underrated talent. Buy his albums here.

David Ford - Stephen (buy from iTunes)

Monday, 8 February 2010

Willow by Joan Armatrading

Phil writes: I've not really listened to Joan Armatrading's recent work. I guessed we'd know about it if it came anywhere near her early stuff and I wasn't encouraged by hearing a recent interview where she said that her last album was a blues one and now she'd wanted to do a rock/pop one - surely the point about her best work (and this, I think, is her best) is that it is utterly unclassifiable:

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