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Best POP song ever.

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

  1. Spike

    Spike pfm Member

    Simon Smith and his amazing dancing bear - Alan Price.
  2. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    Happy to discuss it if the OP doesn't mind. Was 'Waterloo sunset' written just to sell? Were the Kinks constructed from random strangers none of whom had much talent?
    The beach boys wanted the chicks, but the studio didn't invent them for that purpose. The beatles...Brian Epsteine started this particular rail crash, and in the USA the monkeys were a ghastly vision of a vanishing talent and an ad mans dreams gone mad. It took till about the mid eighties for all pop performers to be bred specifically to sell above all else.
    Recently I sense a return of the good old days...some genuinely good singer songwriters, quite poppy, but the intervening years were just dire.
    I think :)
    apologies to the OP for the sidetrack.
  3. lsinclair

    lsinclair file under 'curmudgeonly'

    My Squeezebox came up with this today on random play. Starts with a memorable chorus, which has a great chord change and a sly bar of 2/4 thrown in. Add in the socialist theme and it becomes obvious that Eisler was John Lennon forty years early.


    Shame about the missing 's'.
  4. Bananahead

    Bananahead pfm Member

    It seems that pop is something we remember from when we were children.

    So here is something from mine

  5. GJO

    GJO pfm Member

  6. thedanfan

    thedanfan pfm Member

    I'll throw these three in the ring



  7. cubastreet

    cubastreet Espresso Fiend

    I might be a bit younger than some of you guys, but for me it was definitely
    Nirvana : Smells like teen spirit
  8. Bananahead

    Bananahead pfm Member

  9. windhoek

    windhoek pfm Member

    There have been hundreds of great pop songs over the years, and although I've had a few in mind since I first saw this thread, the answer just came to me: A Day in the Life by The Beatles.

    It might not be my favourite song ever never mind my favourite song by The Beatles, but there's a grand and quite unmatched transcendence about it as it's a pop song, sure, but seemingly a pop song written, performed and orchestrated by demi-gods posing as mere mortals. Frankly, I'm amazed the world didn't grind to a halt when A Day in the Life was first broadcast. And frankly, I'm amazed it wasn't on board Voyager when we humans sent an 'LP' into space.
  10. Rana

    Rana pfm Member

  11. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Crumpets. I can hear crumpets.

    Another day, another change of mind. Today the best pop single ever is, of course:

  12. Bananahead

    Bananahead pfm Member


    Sunday morning

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