Saturday, July 23, 2005

Songs are Better than Albums.

All right, the best songs for every year, same criteria! An altogether more interesting list, if you ask me. Though harder to compile.

'64: "I Saw Her Standing There," the Beatlez
'65: "Don't Worry Baby," Beach Boyz (is that the right year, Kyle?)
'66: "Under My Thumb," Rolling Stonez
'67: "Incense and Peppermints," Strawberry Alarm Clock
'68: "This Girl Is a Woman Now," Gary Puckett and the Union Gap
'69: "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man," Bob Seger System (very close: "Baby, I Love You," Andy Kim)
'70: "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)," Sly and the Family Stone
'71: "Life On Mars," David Bowie
'72: "Highway Star," Deep Purple
'73: "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting," Elton John
'74: "The Lord's Prayer," Sister Janet Mead
'75: "Kashmir" or "Born to Run" or a couple things off Babe Ruth, who can say?
'76: "As," Stevie Wonder
'77: "Somebody to Love," Queen (or maybe "Bodies" by the Sex Pistolz)
'78: "Hollywood Nights," Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
'79: "Tropical Hot Dog Night," Captain Beefheart
'80: "The Glow of Love," Change
'81: "No Reply at All," Genesis
'82: "Don't Stop," Sylvester
'83: "Making Love Out of Nothing at All," Air Supply
'84: "Neverending Story," Limahl
'85: "A Little Bit More Conviction," Carman
'86: "Bizarre Love Triangle," New Order
'87: "The Water Is Fine," David Meece
'88: "When It's Love," Van Halen
'89: "Blue Savannah," Erasure
'90: "I Saw Red," Warrant
'91: "Can't Truss It," Public Enemy
'92: "Chariot Song," King's X
'93: "Go West," Pet Shop Boyz
'94: "Film At 11," the 77z
'95: "Heartspark Dollarsign," Everclear
'96: "You're Still Standin' There," Steve Earle
'97: "Stomp," God's Property feat. Kirk Franklin
'98: "Breathing Apparatus," the Coup
'99: "Heartbreaker," Mariah Carey
'00: "Cartoon Heroes," Aqua
'01: "Anticipating," Britney Spearz
'02: "Let's Not Shit Ourselves," Bright Eyez
'03: "99 Problems," Jay Z
'04: "This One's For the Girls," Martina McBride
'05: "The Knock Is There," Young Gunz

Lots of album tracks in the '90s and '00s--I'm not sure if that supports, refutes, or has nothing to do with Kyle's theory of album decline.

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