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I Usurps What I Usurps [Aug. 11th, 2010|08:52 am]
Virtual Pope
[Current Location |Conesus]
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[music |It's all in the cut]

So some of you may have noticed that Keihl posted a list of his two favorite songs for every year since 1960. Let it be known that I DID IT FIRST. If you go a couple months back in my Twitter account, you can find me doing the same thing, except I did one song per year and I STARTED AT 1955. It got Keihl and I talking, and he suggested that I post my list here instead of being all Twitter-selfish, so I decided to make a few updates and do the two song thing this time, with my pick of the song of the decade in bold. Unlike Keihl's, I didn't allow repeat artists, but like Keihl's, it's long, and I PUT IN THE EXTRA EFFORT OF LINKING TO CLIPS. I may offer other lists along these lines at some point in the future, and I would like to see more people doing this 'cause it'll make me feel like I started something, but be warned: it's long and hard, JUST LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE ABOUT ME. Here it is:

1955: Fats Domino, "Ain't That a Shame" / Elvis Presley, "Mystery Train"
1956: Gene Vincent, "Be-Bop-a-Lula" / Bing Crosby & Louis Armstrong, "Now You Has Jazz"
1957: Charles Mingus, "Haitian Fight Song" / John Coltrane, "Blue Train"
1958: Buddy Holly, "Everyday" / The Cadets, "Stranded in the Jungle"
1959: Bobby Darin, "Mack the Knife" / Ray Charles, "What'd I Say (Pts. 1 & 2)"
1960: The Everly Brothers, "Cathy's Clown" / Dean Martin, "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You"
1961: Del Shannon, "Runaway" / The Marcels, "Blue Moon"
1962: Jimmy Smith, "Walk on the Wild Side" / The Kingsmen, "Louie Louie"
1963: The Tammys, "Egyptian Shumba" / The Ronettes, "Be My Baby"
1964: The Beach Boys, "All Summer Long" / The Supremes, "Come See About Me"
1965: Bob Dylan, "Like a Rolling Stone" / Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, "The Tracks of My Tears"
1966: The Beatles, "Got to Get You Into My Life" / The Lovin' Spoonful, "Summer in the City"
1967: Velvet Underground, "Heroin" / The Kinks, "Waterloo Sunset"
1968: The Zombies, "This Will Be Our Year" / Os Mutantes, "Bat Macumba"
1969: The Rolling Stones, "You Can't Always Get What You Want" / The Stooges, "I Wanna Be Your Dog"
1970: The Five Stairsteps, "O-o-h Child" / Elton John, "My Father's Gun"
1971: Harry Nilsson, "Jump Into the Fire" / Colin Blunstone, "Caroline Goodbye"
1972: Big Star, "Thirteen" / Cymande, "Bra"
1973: Bruce Springsteen, "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" / Faces, "Ooh La La"
1974: Simply Saucer, "Bullet Proof Nothing" / Mud, "Tiger Feet"
1975: David Bowie, "Young Americans" / Patti Smith, "Land"
1976: Modern Lovers, "Roadrunner" / Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, "American Girl"
1977: Television, "Marquee Moon" / Eddie & The Hot Rods, "Do Anything You Wanna Do"
1978: The Clash, "1-2 Crush On You" / Elvis Costello, "Lipstick Vogue"
1979: Buzzcocks, "Why Can't I Touch It?" / The Undertones, "Teenage Kicks"
1980: Talking Heads, "The Great Curve" / ABBA, "Super Trouper"
1981: Rick Springfield, "Jessie's Girl" / J. Geils Band, "Centerfold"
1982: Sparks, "Moustache" / Dexy's Midnight Runners, "Come On Eileen"
1983: New Order, "Age of Consent" / Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, "White Lines (Don't Do It)"
1984: The Bangles, "James" / Prince, "Let's Go Crazy"
1985: The Replacements, "Bastards of Young" / The Waterboys, "The Whole of the Moon"
1986: The Smiths, "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out" / Paul Simon, "Under African Skies"
1987: Game Theory, "Chardonnay" / Sinead O'Connor, "I Want Your (Hands On Me)" (Sorry, but the best quality audio for the version I want is on a Robert Pattinson fan video)
1988: Public Enemy, "Party For Your Right to Fight" / The Go-Betweens, "Streets of Your Town"
1989: Camper Van Beethoven, "All Her Favorite Fruit" / Pavement, "Box Elder"
1990: The Lightning Seeds, "Pure" / The La's, "There She Goes"
1991: The Magnetic Fields, "100,000 Fireflies" / Violent Femmes, "American Music"
1992: Beastie Boys, "So What'cha Want" / R.E.M., "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite"
1993: Mazzy Star, "Fade Into You" / A Tribe Called Quest, "Steve Biko (Stir It Up)"
1994: Built to Spill, "Car" / The Jesus and Mary Chain, "Sometimes Always"
1995: Pulp, "Disco 2000" / Superchunk, "Iron On" (Requires some scrolling down)
1996: Weezer, "El Scorcho" / Wilco, "Monday"
1997: Old 97's, "Big Brown Eyes" / The Dismemberment Plan, "The Ice of Boston"
1998: New Radicals, "You Get What You Give" / Lauryn Hill, "Doo Wop (That Thing)"
1999: Beck, "Mixed Bizness" / East River Pipe, "Down 42nd Street to the Light"
2000: Marah, "Faraway You"  / Elliott Smith, "LA"
2001: Destroyer, "The Bad Arts" / Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, "Timorous Me"
2002: Okkervil River, "Westfall" / Broken Social Scene, "Anthems For a Seventeen Year Old Girl"
2003: Belle and Sebastian, "If She Wants Me" / The White Stripes, "Seven Nation Army"
2004: Kanye West, "Jesus Walks" / The Walkmen, "The Rat"
2005: The New Pornographers, "The Bleeding Heart Show" / Portastatic, "I Wanna Know Girls"
2006: Pernice Brothers, "Grudge Fuck (2006)" / The Hold Steady, "Stuck Between Stations"
2007: LCD Soundsystem, "All My Friends" / Los Campesinos!, "You! Me! Dancing!"
2008: Alphabeat, "Fascination" / Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, "Bag of Hammers"
2009: Death Cab For Cutie, "Little Bribes" / Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys, "Empire State of Mind"
2010 (so far): Titus Andronicus, "A More Perfect Union" / Japandroids, "Younger Us"