Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Five months ago... was my birthday (and I became old).

At the time I posted about my plans to put together a playlist of 150 songs for my 30th birthday, the 150for30.

It's still a work in progress.

I'm 37 songs short of the full 150. I've got 34 songs that I need to download (I'm doing 10 a month on payday) and I'm still missing 3 songs for the 0-10 section.

Below is the list of the 37 songs I've found for that time, can anyone help me think of three more?

I'm after the big songs from between 1978 and 1988, I'm sure there must be a few more key songs from that time that I just haven't thought of. Songs that were played everywhere and that have just slipped my mind.

So here's the list, any more ideas? (Keris...I'm looking at you here...)

All Around My Hat - Steeleye Span
American Pie - Don McLean
Babooshka - Kate Bush (TDL)
Bicycle Race - Queen
Blinded By The Light - Manfred Mann
Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell
Buffalo Stance - Neneh Cherry
Cathedral - CSNY
Christmas Must Be Tonight - The Band
Dancing in the City - Marshall Hain (TDL)
Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
Gaudete - Steeleye Span
Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City - Harry Nilsson
Guitar Man - Bread
Hotel California - Eagles
House At Pooh Corner - Livingstone Taylor
In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry
Karma Chameleon - Culture Club (TDL)
Layla - Derek and the Dominoes
Love The One You're With - Stephen Stills
Making Your Mind Up - Bucks Fizz (TDL)
Only The Good Die Young - Billy Joel
Orinoco Flow - Enya (TDL)
Our House - CSNY
Photographs and Memories - Jim Crace (TDL)
Shaddap You Face - Joe Dolce (TDL)
Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
Spirit in the Sky - Doctor and the Medics (TDL)
Stand and Deliver - Adam Ant (TDL)
Stuck In The Middle With You - Steeler's Wheel
Sunshine On My Shoulders - John Denver
Take On Me - A-Ha
Teach Your Children - CSN
The Chain - Fleetwood Mac
The Weight - The Band
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Wham
We Will Rock You - Queen

(TDL)= To DownLoad.

For bonus points, can you guess any of the 14 songs from that list that have made it onto my work playlist...


DavidB said...

Very nice playlist, a lot of my personal faves there.

I would add.....
Ohio - CSN
Solsbury Hill - Peter Gabriel
Have you ever seen the rain - CCR
Fortunate Son - CCR
For what it's worth - Buffalo Springfield
Tusk - Fleetwood Mac

Helen said...

I remember going to France as a child in 1986 and John Farnham's 'You're the voice' being played on the radio a lot.

Keris said...

Got to have Boomtown Rats, I Don't Like Mondays (if only for Live Aid). When Will I Be Famous, Bros (tho could understand if you didn't want that one!). Baker Street. Something by Blondie?

Keris said...

I only know one of the songs on DavidB's list! (Solsbury Hill)e

Helen said...

New Order Blue Monday and maybe Paradise City by Guns N Roses...

Kate said...

DavidB - Three of those are included in the 10-20 list, the other titles don't ring a bell but I shall have a listen and see if I remember them.

Helen - Don't know that voice one, the other two are again ones I associate with being older.

Keris - Boomtown Rats, of course! I shall pass on the Bros, I can't actually remember hearing that when that young (strange).

Laura Jane Williams said...

I absolutely insist that you download 'Careless Talk' by Beth Rowley. BEAUTIFUL!

fatboyfat said...

Another Brick in the Wall by Pink Floyd was no. 1 as 1979 turned into 1980. Was played an awful lot.

And no list of the time is complete without 'Grandad' by Clive Dunn.

I'm kidding.

Michelle said...

I'm so not musically minded, so I can't help you at all. I'm only vaguely aware of most of these songs!