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Posted on Mar 7, 2012 5:22:24 PM PST
I like a wide variety of music including Prog-Rock. I think that Porcupine Tree made a great Pop song, 'Piano Lessons'. Also. Genesis(Peter Gabriel era) had 'The Carpet Crawlers'. I am a big Gabriel fan, so went back to explore his music with Genesis.
RUSH had a good pop song in 'Closer to the Heart'. I am starting to explore music by Yes and King Crimson, so not sure if any songs in their catalog would be pop. Maybe, 'Owner of a Lonely Heart' by Yes. I love The Mars Volta but do not listen to their music expecting or wanting a Pop song.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2012 6:27:36 PM PST
Gena Chereck says:
"Carpet Crawlers" is such a pretty song... Also from 'The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway,' I think "Counting Out Time" is a fun track, and the title cut is a fairly solid pop tune in its own right.

"RUSH had a good pop song in 'Closer to the Heart'"

Good one! I'm also partial to "Fly By Night," "The Spirit of Radio," "Limelight" and "Subdivisions".

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2012 6:30:55 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 7, 2012 6:35:34 PM PST
BigBadAzz says:
@Gena Chereck,
Re: Rush.

"Time Stand Still" is a pretty perfect pop song from them. Aimee Mann's backing vocals contribute greatly to this!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2012 6:35:19 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 8, 2012 3:08:29 AM PST
BigBadAzz says:
re: The Mars Volta.

I love them too! Surprisingly, they have had a number of singles ('Inertiatic ESP', 'Televators', 'The Widow', 'L'Via L'Viaquez', 'Viscera Eyes', 'Wax Simulacra', 'Goliath', 'Cotopaxi', 'Since We've Been Wrong'), though they're quite removed from what you would call pop tunes.

Fantastic stuff, however. Would be Top 10 in a perfect world!

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 6:36:01 PM PST
JJMMWGDuPree says:
Oh for the days when it was just rock'n'roll or everything else.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2012 6:49:05 PM PST
I agree with 'Counting Out Time' from TLLDOB. Forgot about that song.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2012 6:51:57 PM PST
fyi-Mars Volta has a new release the end of March coming out.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2012 6:54:59 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 7, 2012 7:40:21 PM PST
BigBadAzz says:

Thanks for that! I just looked it up on wikipedia, and it supposedly came out in February. It's called "Noctourniquet" and funnily enough, one of the songs is titled 'In Absentia' (Porcupine Tree influence there perhaps?).

EDIT: I could've sworn it said February on there 10 minutes ago!! Now it says March. Maybe my potato has been boiling for too long?... ;)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2012 7:47:21 PM PST
Gena Chereck says:
I must check that out. :) (Aimee's had some pretty excellent pop songs as well -- "That's Just What You Are" is one of my all-favorites; also I really like "Could've Been Anyone," "Wise Up," "Save Me," "Deathly," "Red Vines," "Going Through the Motions," "Freeway" and "31 Today"...)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2012 8:00:18 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 7, 2012 8:00:43 PM PST
BigBadAzz says:

Here it is!
Rush feat. Aimee Mann - Time Stand Still (Official video):

I'd be keen to know if you like it! :)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2012 8:05:04 PM PST
Gena Chereck says:
Thanks for the link! That was a cool tune. :D

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 9:08:08 PM PST
T. Ramos says:
young americans-bowie / tempted- ? /killer queen-queen/ spooky-atlanta rythym section

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 8, 2012 12:12:43 PM PST
MTK says:
Gena: I have no idea why your Aimee Mann selections got so many resounding thumbs down. She is one of my favorite songwriters- Bachelor #2 & Lost in Space are some of my favorite discs to play. My personal favorite is "Build That Wall" from the Magnolia Soundtrack, which is in my estimation a "perfect" pop tune.

Posted on Mar 8, 2012 12:16:55 PM PST
MTK says:
More perfection...

Be My Baby: Ronettes
I Try: Macy Gray
Tell Her No: The Zombies
Paper Bag: Fiona Apple
Show and Tell: Al Wilson

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 8, 2012 2:15:18 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 8, 2012 2:18:58 PM PST
BigBadAzz says:

re: thumbs down,
Some sad people just get a kick out of clicking on the 'no' button for the sake of it. Most of these individuals don't even understand its true purpose, being to state that a post doesn't add to a discussion. However many of these 'no-voters' use it as an 'unlike' button, either against the poster themselves or the artists about whom they are discussing. How else do you explain that Gena's previous post about Genesis and Rush songs gets 4 out of 5 negative votes, when it has everything to do with the topic? It's best just to ignore those 'no-votes', as they're usually made by people with some sort of agenda.

re: the Magnolia soundtrack,
Is "Build That Wall" the song that is played during the 'raining frogs' sequence, or is that another song altogether? Whatever the song's called, it's a fantastic track and is extremely evocative, especially when paired with such surreal visuals!

Posted on Mar 8, 2012 3:53:41 PM PST
Some excellent and inspired choices! I'll add: "I've Got a Line On You" by Spirit, "Natures Way" by Spirit, "Not Where its At" by Del Amitri, "Leonardos Bicycle" by Uncle Devil Show, "Couldn't You Tell" by BC Camplight, "My Dad the Weatherfan" by Pearlfishers, "Kinda Like A Star" by Cherry Twister and my new fave "Closet Cutter" by the fantastic Mike Viola!

Posted on Mar 8, 2012 4:26:49 PM PST
From the early 70s:

"Metal Guru", T.Rex
"Pyjamarama", Roxy Music
"Changes", David Bowie
"Help Me", Joni Mitchell
"Old Man", Neil Young
"Dreamer", Supertramp
"You Are The Sunshine Of My Life", Stevie Wonder
"The Story In Your Eyes", The Moody Blues
"Looking For A Kiss", The New York Dolls
"Keep Your Head To The Sky", Earth Wind And Fire

Posted on Mar 8, 2012 6:05:12 PM PST
JJMMWGDuPree says:
I'm beginning to think a lot of people are voting for 'songs I like best' rather than 'perfect pop'.

Posted on Mar 8, 2012 7:53:34 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 8, 2012 7:55:14 PM PST
From the early 80s:

"Shock The Monkey", Peter Gabriel
"Fascination", The Human League
"Nightmares", A Flock Of Seagulls
"Time After Time", Cyndi Lauper
"Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic", The Police
"Arabian Nights", Siouxsie And The Banshees
"1999", Prince
"Gloria", U2
"Drive", The Cars
"I Melt With You", Modern English

Posted on Mar 9, 2012 10:08:35 AM PST
Music Lover says:
Stepping Out - Joe Jackson
The Way It Is - Bruce Hornsby and The Range
Why Georgia - John Mayer
Torn - Natalie Imbruglia
You Never Done It Like That - Captain and Tennille
At Seventeen - Janis Ian
Alone - Heart
Take On Me - A-ha
True - Spandau Ballet
Big Girls Don't Cry (Personal) - Fergie
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkle
You're So Vain - Carly Simon
Missing - Everything But The Girl

Posted on Apr 12, 2012 8:00:10 PM PDT
Perfect is difficult for me to use, but five of my all-time favorite pop songs would include:

Cherish - The Association
Daydream Believer - The Monkees
How Deep Is Your Love - The Bee Gees
You're The Only Woman - Ambrosia
Calendar Girl - Neil Sedaka

And about 500 more... :)

Posted on Apr 12, 2012 9:11:54 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 12, 2012 9:27:34 PM PDT
True Love Ways - Buddy Holly
Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Be My Baby - The Ronettes
You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling - The Righteous Brothers
I Don't Wanna Say Goodnight - Gary Lewis and the Playboys
Photograph - Ringo Starr
Wildfire - Michael Martin Murphy

Posted on Apr 14, 2012 11:34:02 PM PDT
Nate s. says:

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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 15, 2012 6:20:58 AM PDT
Lone Wolf says:
From the 1950's to the 2000's....

Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock
The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love
Starbuck - Moonlight Feels Right
Matthew Wilder - Break my Stride
New Radicals - You Get What You Give
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
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