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Posted: Mar 29, 2022 - 2:06am

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Posted: Jun 1, 2018 - 11:14am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote: 
"Prado's first U.S. tour came in 1951, with Beny More accompanying him; because of musicians' union rules, he was often forced to hire local musicians in place of his Mexican personnel, and train them rigorously in a very short period of time with little knowledge of English"

I'm guessing those Union rules are a thing of the past?
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Posted: Jun 1, 2018 - 10:54am

 SeriousLee wrote:

At least you didn't defend Macarena. {#Wink}
 
Ya, that Perez Prado original is quite nice. First time i hear it. {#Cheers}


 
He's an interesting guy.
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Posted: Jun 1, 2018 - 10:47am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Mambo No. 5 is awesome, made a bit less so by the German guy and his lyrics. The Perez Prado original tho...


 

And Tubthumping might be vapid but that band put on one of the most fun shows I've ever been to. I said funnest but Grammarly wouldn't let me.

 
At least you didn't defend Macarena. {#Wink}
 
Ya, that Perez Prado original is quite nice. First time i hear it. {#Cheers}

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Posted: Jun 1, 2018 - 10:30am

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I was surprised to see Simple Minds in there. 

I don't recognize all the songs but if i had to pick the best song (ie: my fave) from that list: My Sharona. The worst, it's a 3-way tie: Mambo No. 5, Tubthumping & Macarena.

 
Mambo No. 5 is awesome, made a bit less so by the German guy and his lyrics. The Perez Prado original tho...


 

And Tubthumping might be vapid but that band put on one of the most fun shows I've ever been to. I said funnest but Grammarly wouldn't let me.
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Posted: Jun 1, 2018 - 10:10am

 Proclivities wrote:

They really ignored a lot of '70s classics (as well as earlier decades):  Afternoon Delight, Kung Fu Fighting, Sky High, Chevy Van, Seasons In The Sun, Come and Get Your Love, etc.

Simple Minds doesn't really fit their definition.  

 
I was surprised to see Simple Minds in there. 

I don't recognize all the songs but if i had to pick the best song (ie: my fave) from that list: My Sharona. The worst, it's a 3-way tie: Mambo No. 5, Tubthumping & Macarena.
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Posted: Jun 1, 2018 - 8:30am

 Proclivities wrote:

True, there's never enough room; just 1974's Top 100 had quite a few by itself.
These guys were around for years, but I guess they only had one big hit.  Some of my friends used to make fun of me because I liked this song:


 
I like that song! Philly Soul!


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Posted: Jun 1, 2018 - 8:25am

 JrzyTmata wrote:

It was a Top 50 list. not enough room!

 
True, there's never enough room; just 1974's Top 100 had quite a few by itself.
These guys were around for years, but I guess they only had one big hit.  Some of my friends used to make fun of me because I liked this song:

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Posted: Jun 1, 2018 - 8:11am

 Proclivities wrote:

They really ignored a lot of '70s classics (as well as earlier decades):  Afternoon Delight, Kung Fu Fighting, Sky High, Chevy Van, Seasons In The Sun, Come and Get Your Love, etc.

Simple Minds doesn't really fit their definition.  

 
It was a Top 50 list. not enough room!
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Posted: Jun 1, 2018 - 8:09am

 JrzyTmata wrote:

Love that list. all my favorites are on it

 
They really ignored a lot of '70s classics (as well as earlier decades):  Afternoon Delight, Kung Fu Fighting, Sky High, Chevy Van, Seasons In The Sun, Come and Get Your Love, etc.

Simple Minds doesn't really fit their definition.  
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Posted: Jun 1, 2018 - 7:44am

 maryte wrote: 
Love that list. all my favorites are on it
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Posted: Jun 1, 2018 - 7:09am

Probably a handful from this list qualify...
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Posted: May 31, 2018 - 11:58am

Get off my lawn! Damn kids.
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Posted: May 31, 2018 - 11:48am

 ptooey wrote:
Artists Who I Don't Particularly Care For, But Who Have Had Long Careers For Some Reason I Can't Quite Explain, But it Sure Can't be Because Other People Seem to Like Their Music. No, That Can't be It.

 




Oh I have no doubt that other people seem to like the music or it would not sell. I am always quick to indict the fans of these groups more than the groups themselves. I am not going to blame anyone for taking money.

Top ten selling artist of 2018 so far.....drum roll:


1. Drake
2. Cardi B
3. The Weeknd
4. Camila Cabelo
5. Post Malone
6. Beba Rexha
7. Migos
8. Kendrick Lamar
9. Imagine Dragons
10. SZA


I have only heard of a few of these artist, but if you have not feel free to look them up and give their music a sample. This is what is selling so I do not take too much stock in correlation of an artist commercial success and quality of the music.
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Posted: May 31, 2018 - 11:31am

 islander wrote:

90% of everything is crap.

 
Inception. Mind blown.
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Posted: May 31, 2018 - 9:47am

Was looking for the song and ran across this news report about Fastball's The Way.


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Posted: Jul 26, 2016 - 7:50am

 kurtster wrote:

In other words, we have the song comments section for this.  :shudder:

 
Yes, but this way they can be isolated for closer study.  
Somewhere, Van Morrison and Dave Matthews may be shuddering.
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Posted: Jul 26, 2016 - 7:43am

 kurtster wrote:

In other words, we have the song comments section for this.  :shudder:

 
90% of everything is crap.
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Posted: Jul 26, 2016 - 7:34am

 kurtster wrote:

In other words, we have the song comments section for this.  :shudder:

 
  True.
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Posted: Jul 26, 2016 - 7:20am

 ptooey wrote:
Artists Who I Don't Particularly Care For, But Who Have Had Long Careers For Some Reason I Can't Quite Explain, But it Sure Can't be Because Other People Seem to Like Their Music. No, That Can't be It.

 
In other words, we have the song comments section for this.  :shudder:
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