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Best POP song ever.

Discussion in 'music' started by gassor, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. gassor

    gassor "There may be more posts after this."

    Pete Townsend has said that SOS by Abba is the best pop song ever. For me it is probably Waterloo by Abba, or is it This Old Heart of Mine by the Isleys or even She Loves You the Beatles.

    I don't think there is much in the way of catchy pop (although Taylor Swift fans may disagree) being made anymore, but I feel it would pass me by even if there was :)
     
  2. mjw

    mjw pfm Member

    Supposed to be Teenage Kicks, innit?
     
  3. It depends on how you define Pop. I'd imagine early Beatles or Abba would have it.

    Cheers BB
     
  4. Still

    Still gyldengourd

    This is a thinker. Teenage Kicks is definitely a contended, but for me possibly 'Trixie's Big Red Motorbike - White Horses' is number one..

    [YOUTUBE]zHNIMCx3R14[/YOUTUBE]
     
  5. gassor

    gassor "There may be more posts after this."

    No, no and no. My life is on hold till I get that nausea inducing song out of my head. I had hoped it would be any other song, but you got me to listen to it. "I'm tore down, almost level with the ground". :(:(:(
     
  6. RickyC6

    RickyC6 Infuriate the frog-men

    Buzzcocks - I Don't Mind.
     
  7. HarryB

    HarryB pfm Member

    I'd go for Buzzcocks Ever Fallen in Love?
     
  8. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Kites - Simon DuPree and the Big Sound
     
  9. blossomchris

    blossomchris pfm Member

    Why of course, Pop Muzik by M

    Bloss
     
  10. JamesJamerson

    JamesJamerson pfm Member

    I agree with Brian Wilson that it's this:

    [youtube]MtrsyA0lwHU[/youtube]
     
  11. Still

    Still gyldengourd

    :-D You started it! A risk due to the totally subjective nature of musical appreciation.

    I might be able to help with your rationalisation though - TBRM were an anti-pop music ensemble.
    Kinda like Ted Chipping was to comedy. Not exactly mocking, but very ironic.
     
  12. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
     
  13. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
     
  14. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Great pop needs to be immensely catchy, alienating to the older generation, and to perfectly define the zeitgeist of the time. As such I nominate Anarchy In The UK by the Sex Pistols as the greatest pop record of my lifetime. Honourable mentions to Jimi Hendrix Purple Haze, FGTH Relax and Ghost Town by The specials.
     
  15. richarm

    richarm pfm Member

    Another vote for She Loves You. Pop perfection.
     
  16. herb

    herb music live

    The Who - My Generation
     
  17. Still

    Still gyldengourd

    Four very strong contenders.
    On second thoughts I'm going to be a fickle teenager (in my dreams) and switch vote to Anarchy In The UK.

    OK gassor :-D
     
  18. jimi

    jimi pfm Member

    Waterloo Sunset.
     
  19. Barryoke

    Barryoke pfm Member

    So many contenders, but Slade would be up there for me.

    [YOUTUBE]VxFHTxI_dzs[/YOUTUBE]
     
  20. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Can you hear Talvin Singh?

    That is the correct answer.
     

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