30 years, 30 songs, in 30 days - 2012

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30 years, 30 songs, in 30 days - 2012
« on: June 26, 2020, 12:12:28 AM »
Gangman Style, baby!

(kidding...)

My pick is a little mid-tempo marvel that was a real ear worm for me in 2012.

Gotye (featuring the wonderful Kembra) - Somebody That I Used to Know

First Chair. Last Call.

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Re: 30 years, 30 songs, in 30 days - 2012
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2020, 01:44:17 AM »

Never got the hype for most of this album, but this song and two or three others are among Rush's best.
Wake your reason's hollow vote, wear your blizzard season coat

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Re: 30 years, 30 songs, in 30 days - 2012
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2020, 02:35:29 AM »
Bruce Springsteen - Death to My Hometown

Sung like some punk influenced Irish jig. Bruce’s take on the financial crisis a few years earlier.


Well, no cannon ball did fly, no rifles cut us down
No bombs fell from the sky, no blood soaked the ground
No powder flash blinded the eye
No deathly thunder sounded
But just as sure as the hand of God
They brought death to my hometown
They brought death to my hometown

Now, no shells ripped the evening sky
No cities burning down
No army stormed the shores for which we’d die
No dictators were crowned
I awoke on a quiet night, I never heard a sound
The marauders raided in the dark
And brought death to my hometown
They brought death to my hometown

They destroyed our families, factories
And they took our homes
They left our bodies on the plains
The vultures picked our bones

So, listen up my sonny boy, be ready when they come
For they’ll be returning sure as the rising sun
Now get yourself a song to sing
And sing it ’til you’re done
Sing it hard and sing it well
Send the robber barons straight to hell
The greedy thieves who came around
And ate the flesh of everything they found
Whose crimes have gone unpunished now
Who walk the streets as free men now

They brought death to our hometown, boys
Death to our hometown
Death to our hometown, boys
Death to our hometown
Definitive U2 Top 10: 1. One, 2. Bad, 3. With Or Without You, 4. Running to Stand Still, 5. So Cruel, 6. Ultraviolet, 7. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For, 8. Hawkmoon 269, 9. Red Hill Mining Town, 10. Luminous Times

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Re: 30 years, 30 songs, in 30 days - 2012
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2020, 04:12:27 AM »
« Last Edit: June 26, 2020, 04:14:47 AM by Soloyan »
A dangerous idea that almost makes sense...

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Re: 30 years, 30 songs, in 30 days - 2012
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2020, 08:21:17 AM »
This - and it isn't even close.

HUSBANDS by SAVAGES


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Re: 30 years, 30 songs, in 30 days - 2012
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2020, 09:15:01 AM »
"The Garden." The last song from the last Rush album. An incredibly high note to end a stellar recording career on.


Tomorrow's looking like it's gonna be another 3-way tie. Hope y'all like female vocals.

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Re: 30 years, 30 songs, in 30 days - 2012
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2020, 11:11:14 AM »
Keane - Neon River

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Re: 30 years, 30 songs, in 30 days - 2012
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2020, 03:43:06 PM »

Patti Smith released the wonderful Banga. i'll go with Nine


An almighty comeback from PIL. Here's Deeper Water


TOY's debut, this is Motoring








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