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The perfectly written pop/rock song.
Tangaroa
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Posted: 2005-01-13 6:54 pm   Permalink

Two words.


Pac-Man Fever.

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Shipwreckjoey
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Posted: 2005-01-15 03:38 am   Permalink

Town Without Pity - Gene Pitney (long time since that name came up)

 
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Johnny Dollar
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Posted: 2005-12-30 07:09 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-12-31 03:02, stuff-o-rama wrote:
"Surfin' Bird" by the Trashmen



the meaning behind the
lyrics is revealed HERE
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Tiki Rotterdam
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Posted: 2005-12-30 10:36 am   Permalink

In My Room by the Walker Brothers

 
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Tiki Rotterdam
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Posted: 2005-12-30 10:38 am   Permalink

Shake Some Action by the Flamin Groovies

 
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foamy
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Posted: 2005-12-30 11:51 am   Permalink

There She Goes: The La's
I love the Flower Girl: Cowsills
Come On Eileen: Dexy's Midnight Runners
Red Rubber Ball: The Cyrcle(sp?)
and just for kicks,
Gary Gilmore's Eyes: The Adverts

the topper on my list,
Brandy: The Looking Glass

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Suffering Bastard of Stumptown
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Posted: 2005-12-30 12:00 pm   Permalink

Violent Femmes - "Add it up" needs to be added to this list. To have such a perfect rock song with angst, sex, and some of the catchiest hooks ever, but done with acoustic guitar and bass and drum only, this is one of the best.

I'd also like to add Killing Joke's "80's"

--SBiM


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Hakalugi
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Posted: 2005-12-30 12:20 pm   Permalink

"Feed Me With Your Kiss" - My Bloody Valentine

 
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donhonyc
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Posted: 2005-12-30 1:04 pm   Permalink

The first one that comes to mind, and I know this is gonna sound sorta wimpy...but in terms of pure pop I'd hafta say:

The Go-Go's 'Our Lips Are Sealed'. It has all the staples of a pop song AND you can dance to it.

Also-any of The Beatles early pop singles.


 
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tikimug
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Posted: 2005-12-30 2:01 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-12-31 09:41, tikitortured wrote:
Foamy, good call on BRANDY by Looking Glass. That song always gets me right where it counts. Also what about that song that goes: "I love her more today than yesterday, but not as much as tomorrow..." I sing my ass off when that song is playing. And come to think of it THAT might be the best pop song ever written!!? (who's it by?)



Well, I'm just catching up on this thread and I'm surprised that a year later this musical question went unanswered... until now!

"More Today Than Yesterday" by The Spiral Starecase (One Hit Yonder and a great pop tune!)

...also more great pop tunes in this genre

"Vehicle" - The Ides Of March
"Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" - Chicago
"You Make Me So Very Happy" - Blood, Sweat & Tears
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Suffering Bastard of Stumptown
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Posted: 2005-12-30 3:07 pm   Permalink

"The Go-Go's 'Our Lips Are Sealed'. "

Our lips are sealed is a cover of a Gang of Four song. Or rather, they wrote it, had the Go-go's record it, and didn't like it, so they performed it themselves.

--SBiM


 
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johntiki
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Posted: 2005-12-30 3:27 pm   Permalink

Squeeze - Pulling Mussels From a Shell, Another Nail For My Heart & Tempted - damn those guys could make a fine pop song!
James - Laid
Michael Penn - No Myth
Big Audio Dynamite - The Bottom Line
Lightning Seeds - Pure
Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner
The Police - Message in a Bottle
The Buggles - Video Killed the Radio Star




 
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Tiki-Kate
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Posted: 2005-12-30 4:05 pm   Permalink

Split Enz - I Got You
Fountains of Wayne - Red Dragon Tattoo
Crowded House - World Where You Live
Neil Finn - She Will Have Her Way
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Shipwreckjoey
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Posted: 2005-12-30 6:28 pm   Permalink

You Showed Me - the Turtles
Ship of Fools - World Party
Orange Skies - Love
The Needle and the Damage Done - Neil Young
Alone Again Or... - the Damned (or Love)
Ain't It Fun - the Deadboys
You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory - Johnnie Thunders
All I Want Is You - Roxy Music
Rock n' Roll Suicide - David Bowie
Shake Some Action - the Flammin' Groovies
All Tommorrow's Parties - the Velvet Underground

(P.S. - nice to see this thread revived)


 
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donhonyc
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Posted: 2005-12-31 1:44 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-12-30 15:07, Suffering Bastard in Maine wrote:
"The Go-Go's 'Our Lips Are Sealed'. "

Our lips are sealed is a cover of a Gang of Four song. Or rather, they wrote it, had the Go-go's record it, and didn't like it, so they performed it themselves.

--SBiM



You're off by one number SBiM. "Our Lips Are Sealed" was co-written by Terry Hall of Fun Boy Three (formerly the lead singer of The Specials) and Jane Weidlin of The Go-Go's. Wiedlin and Hall were in a relationship at the time when they wrote the song in 1980. Fun Boy Three also recorded it and it appears on their 1983 album 'Waiting' produced by The Talking Heads' David Byrne. The Go-Go's had the mega-hit that we all know a few years before in 1981. Gang of Four never had anything to do with this song


 
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