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Making these lists can give serious reason for a major headache. I had to leave out literally HUNDREDS of great songs which "just didn't make it...". They were all worthy of gaining a top 10 spot it seems. Nonetheless; after some pondering here it is: my personal top 10's from the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's. The 00's only feauture 5 songs, since the decade is far from over and many songs haven't had a far time to develop so to speak.

The 60's

1. Bridge Over Troubled Water, Simon And Garfunkel

2. Suzanne, Leonard Cohen

3. Nights In White Satin, The Moody Blues

4. Yesterday, The Beatles

5. Stand By Me, Ben E. King

6. Crying, Roy Orbison

7. A Whiter Shade Of Pale, Procol Harum

8. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, The Rolling Stones

9. A Space Oddity, David Bowie

10. What A Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong

The 70's

1. Stairway To Heaven, Led Zeppelin

2. Your Song, Elton John

3. Imagine, John Lennon

4. Riders On The Storm, The Doors

5. Angie, The Rolling Stones

6. Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen

7. Let It Be, The Beatles

8. Knockin On Heaven's Door, Bob Dylan

9. Hotel California, The Eagles

10. Paradise By The Dashboard Light, Meat Loaf

The 80's

1. With Or Without You, U2

2. Billie Jean, Michael Jackson

3. Goodnight Saigon, Billy Joel

4. Purple Rain, Prince

5. The River, Bruce Springsteen

6. In The Air Tonight, Phil Colllins

7. Africa, Toto

8. Brothers In Arms, Dire Straits

9. Mama, Genesis

10. Careless Whisper, George Michael

The 90's

1. Nothing Else Matters, Metallica

2. Losing My Religion, R.E.M.

3. One, U2

4. Are You Gonna Go My Way, Lenny Kravitz

5. Wonderwall, Oasis

6. Creep, Radiohead

7. Under The Bridge, Red Hot Chili Peppers

8. Angels, Robbie Williams

9. November Rain, Guns N' Roses

10. Unfinished Sympathy, Massive Attack

The 00's

1. Fallin', Alicia Keys

2. Clocks, Coldplay

3. Ordinary People, John Legend

4. Everybody's Changing, Keane

5. If I Ain't Got You, Alicia Keys

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Making these lists can give serious reason for a major headache. I had to leave out literally HUNDREDS of great songs which "just didn't make it...". They were all worthy of gaining a top 10 spot it seems. Nonetheless; after some pondering here it is: my personal top 10's from the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's. The 00's only feauture 5 songs, since the decade is far from over and many songs haven't had a far time to develop so to speak.  

The 60's

1. Bridge Over Troubled Water, Simon And Garfunkel

2. Suzanne, Leonard Cohen

3. Nights In White Satin, The Moody Blues

4. Yesterday, The Beatles

5. Stand By Me, Ben E. King

6. Crying, Roy Orbison

7. A Whiter Shade Of Pale, Procol Harum

8. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, The Rolling Stones

9. A Space Oddity, David Bowie

10. What A Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong

The 70's

1. Stairway To Heaven, Led Zeppelin

2. Your Song, Elton John

3. Imagine, John Lennon

4. Riders On The Storm, The Doors

5. Angie, The Rolling Stones

6. Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen

7. Let It Be, The Beatles

8. Knockin On Heaven's Door, Bob Dylan

9. Hotel California, The Eagles

10. Paradise By The Dashboard Light, Meat Loaf

The 80's

1. With Or Without You, U2

2. Billie Jean, Michael Jackson

3. Goodnight Saigon, Billy Joel

4. Purple Rain, Prince

5. The River, Bruce Springsteen

6. In The Air Tonight, Phil Colllins

7. Africa, Toto

8. Brothers In Arms, Dire Straits

9. Mama, Genesis

10. Careless Whisper, George Michael

The 90's

1. Nothing Else Matters, Metallica

2. Losing My Religion, R.E.M.

3. One, U2

4. Are You Gonna Go My Way, Lenny Kravitz

5. Wonderwall, Oasis

6. Creep, Radiohead

7. Under The Bridge, Red Hot Chili Peppers

8. Angels, Robbie Williams

9. November Rain, Guns N' Roses

10. Unfinished Sympathy, Massive Attack

The 00's

1. Fallin', Alicia Keys

2. Clocks, Coldplay

3. Ordinary People, John Legend

4. Everybody's Changing, Keane

5. If I Ain't Got You, Alicia Keys

for the most part all I can say about your choices are ugh.

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That's the second person this week you feel should be 'shot in the face'... What kind of a creep are you? ;)

Urgh...the grotesk lyrics, the grating highpitched squeel that sounds like a 16 year old girl losing her virginity to a black man. The stilted and overdramatic delivery.

Even in my present state I can listen to songs about heartbreak and sorrow, and even find some solace in them, but this...

Shot...in...the...face!

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For some reason, I kinda like James Blunt. His vocals remind me of a younger Chris DeBurgh and the simplicity of his songs add a sense of innocence to his songs.

Yet; I heard the entire album and in the end, the simplicity that graces his singles, kills the album. With such a limited arsenal of chords under his belt, and basically the same arrangment over and over again, every song eventually feels like a rewriting of the same idea.

Still; two songs stand out: the opening High and the closing No Bravery, which documents the horrors Blunt experienced while stationed as a soldier in Servia.

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To get back to the 00's: perhaps my choices may leave you guys cold, but wait a few years and see what songs are still being played on a regular basis. Critics thought Elton John's Your Song was a terrible song, a fluke, and see how well remembered it is until this day?

Perhaps something like Christina Aquilera's Beautiful (actually a Linda Perry song) has great potential to be a modern classic. Or Gavin DeGraw's Follow Through (great song!). Keane's Somewhere Only We Know, Coldplay's The Scientist, Outkast's Hey Ya,... Great songs ladies and gentleman...

Although I must admit the decade so far seems far less great than the 60's, 70's, 80's or 90's...

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It's either QMusic or Radio 538 where I work. Both are guilty of playing the same crap all day long. QMusic has this thing on Saturday where you can call in and choose what song is played. "Today, you decide what you listen to!" they say. Then of course, everyone calls in to hear the same old rubbish they've been playing all week. Yuck.

- Marc, who's glad when he can get out and turn on his iPod with good music.

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I'm not even thirty, just because i'm slightly balding does not mean I'm old, it just runs in the family.

And if I don't shave for a few days I have some white hair on my chin, but that's because red heads loose their pigment faster.

This does not make me old!

Does anything think that listening to James Blunt is like Chewing siverfoil?

I don't feel silver foil should be shot in the face though.

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You are just old.

Did I not prove logically that the 90's was the best decade for pop music?

no Stefan you've been repeatedly proven wrong. The 90's was a decade mostly devoid of talent.

The black hole was so bad that even greats like John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, and James Horner were harmed by the suction, indeed James Horner's talent may have been complete sucked away. It would explain a great many things.

U2 a band in need of a plane crash

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