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Hello, and welcome to the seventh, yep, SEVENTH edition of Deathlist’s main (often sole) reason to visit the forums, Kill or Save! 

 

We’re combing through the UK music charts, from the 60s right through to the 00s (though esteemed host @wannamaker will probably have to see that game out for the rest of my life, at this rate) and we’ve made a start on the ones that missed out on the top spot by a gnat’s cock. In a thrilling five-way finale, Queen’s soaring gospel-inspired rock classic Somebody To Love was the worthy winner of the award that I’m sure dwarfs the likes of BRITs, Grammys etc: Deathlist Dot Net’s Best UK No.2 of the 1970s.

 

Keep your Moet & Chandon in your pretty cabinet, though (yes, I know, wrong song), because it’s straight back to work for us. Now it’s time to whittle 176 tunes down to 1, and decide the best chart runner-up of the 1980s. The 60s and 70s are met with zoomers sticking their fingers in their ears, the 90s and 00s see the boomers gnashing what’s left of their teeth, but the 80s should be everyone’s happy place. Right? Right?!?

 

Fancy reliving all the action? See below for links to all the previous games:

60s No.1s; 70s No.1s80s No.1s90s No.1s00s No.1s (still in play)

70s No.2s

 

A quick reminder of how it works:

- Each song starts with 20 points (whether it deserves it or not).

- You can only vote once a day. To avoid any time zone confusion, please put a date at the top of your scoring post (e.g. “Sat 1 Jul”, “01-07-2023”, whatever, as long as it’s clear and doesn’t just say “today” or some shit.)

- Once a day, you can award 4 points to and subtract 6 from the songs of your choosing in the current round. You can split your daily +4 and -6 between as many songs as you like, it’s down to you.

- Make sure you copy and paste the most recent voter’s scoreboard when you take your turn to score. For your own ease, ‘paste as plain text’ to get rid of the previous poster’s formatting.

- Just to make it clear for everyone, please mark your scores after the song title and adjust the song’s points total as you go. Ideally make your scores bold too. As an example:

24 Absolute Tune — Slaps +4

20 Ignore — Lift Music

20 Bland — Drowning In Beige

19 The Cleveland Steamers — Dog Egg -1

16 Ear Piss — Left To Die

15 Shite — Hateful Bilge -5

 

Everyone makes mistakes sometimes, so I’d just like to shout out to all of our careful and attentive players who are shit hot on any potential errors that may arise. This here is serious business don’t you know, so thank you for keeping things in order.

 

See, below, the complete list of UK No.2 songs of the 80s:

Spoiler

19-Jan-80 - Billy Preston And Syreet — With You I’m Born Again

23-Feb-80 - Whispers — And The Beat Goes On

5-Apr-80 - Liquid Gold — Dance Yourself Dizzy

3-May-80 - Paul McCartney — Coming Up

24-May-80 - Hot Chocolate — No Doubt About It

28-Jun-80 - Lipps Inc — Funkytown

2-Aug-80 - Leo Sayer — More Than I Can Say

9-Aug-80 - Diana Ross — Upside Down

20-Sep-80 - Randy Crawford — One Day I'll Fly Away

4-Oct-80 - Stevie Wonder — Masterblaster (Jammin')

11-Oct-80 - Ottowan — D.I.S.C.O.

1-Nov-80 - Status Quo — What You're Proposing

 

10-Jan-81 - John And Yoko & The Plastic Ono Band With The Harlem Community Choir — Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

17-Jan-81 - Adam And The Ants — Ant Music

7-Feb-81 - Phil Collins — In The Air Tonight

14-Feb-81 - Ultravox — Vienna

14-Mar-81 - Adam And The Ants — Kings Of The Wild Frontier

28-Mar-81 - Kim Wilde — Kids In America

25-Apr-81 - Ennio Morricone — Chi Mai

9-May-81 - Starsound — Stars On 45

16-May-81 - Shakin' Stevens — You Drive Me Crazy

13-Jun-81 - Kate Robbins And Beyond — More Than In Love

18-Jul-81 - Starsound — Stars On 45 Vol. 2

8-Aug-81 - Stevie Wonder — Happy Birthday

15-Aug-81 - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra — Hooked On Classics

3-Oct-81 - The Police — Invisible Sun

10-Oct-81 - Tweets — The Birdie Song

24-Oct-81 - Laurie Anderson — O Superman

31-Oct-81 - Altered Images — Happy Birthday

12-Dec-81 - Cliff Richard — Daddy's Home

 

13-Feb-82 - The Stranglers — Golden Brown

6-Mar-82 - Toni Basil — Mickey

3-Apr-82 - Imagination — Just An Illusion

17-Apr-82 - Chas & Dave — Ain't No Pleasing You

1-May-82 - Bardo — One Step Further

8-May-82 - England World Cup Squad — This Time / England We'll Fly The Flag

22-May-82 - Yazoo — Only You

19-Jun-82 - Soft Cell — Torch

10-Jul-82 - Steve Miller Band — Abracadbra

24-Jul-82 - Trio — Da Da Da

11-Sep-82 - Duran Duran — Save A Prayer

18-Sep-82 - Dire Straits — Private Investigations

25-Sep-82 - The Jam — The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had To Swallow)

9-Oct-82 - Fat Larry's Band — Zoom

30-Oct-82 - Kid Creole And The Coconuts — Annie I'm Not Your Daddy

13-Nov-82 - Dionne Warwick — Heartbreaker

27-Nov-82 - The Human League — Mirror Man

25-Dec-82 - Shakin' Stevens — The Shakin' Stevens EP (Blue Christmas; Que Sera Sera; Josephine; Lawdy Miss Clawdy)

 

15-Jan-83 - David Essex — A Winter's Tale

5-Feb-83 - Eddy Grant — Electric Avenue

19-Mar-83 - Eurythmics — Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

16-Apr-83 - Culture Club — Church Of The Poison Mind

30-Apr-83 - F.R. David — Words

14-May-83 - Human League — (Keep Feeling) Fascination

21-May-83 - Heaven 17 — Temptation

4-Jun-83 - Wham! — Bad Boys

18-Jun-83 - David Bowie — China Girl

9-Jul-83 - Irene Cara — Flashdance... What A Feeling

23-Jul-83 - Freeez — I.O.U.

20-Aug-83 - Spandau Ballet — Gold

10-Sep-83 - Madness   — Wings Of A Dove

17-Sep-83 - Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack — Tonight I Celebrate My Love

8-Oct-83 - David Bowie — Modern Love

15-Oct-83 - Tracey Ullman — They Don't Know

29-Oct-83 - Lionel Richie — All Night Long (All Night)

19-Nov-83 - Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson — Say Say Say

3-Dec-83 - Paul Young — Love Of The Common People

24-Dec-83 - Slade — My Oh My

 

14-Jan-84 - Howard Jones — What Is Love

4-Feb-84 - Cyndi Lauper — Girls Just Want To Have Fun

11-Feb-84 - Queen — Radio Gaga

10-Mar-84 - Kool And The Gang — Joanna / Tonight

31-Mar-84 - Weather Girls    — It’s Raining Men

7-Apr-84 - Shakin' Stevens — A Love Worth Waiting For

21-Apr-84 - Thompson Twins — You Take Me Up

28-Apr-84 - Phil Collins — Against All Odds

19-May-84 - The Pointer Sisters — Automatic

2-Jun-84 - Deniece Williams — Let's Hear It For The Boy

30-Jun-84 - Nik Kershaw — I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me

21-Jul-84 - Neil — Hole In My Shoe

18-Aug-84 - Black Lace — Agadoo

22-Sep-84 - Ray Parker Jr — Ghostbusters

13-Oct-84 - Culture Club — The War Song

27-Oct-84 - Paul McCartney — No More Lonely Nights

17-Nov-84 - Duran Duran — Wild Boys

15-Dec-84 - Wham! — Last Christmas / Everything She Wants

 

26-Jan-85 - Prince — 1999 / Little Red Corvette

9-Feb-85 - King  — Love & Pride

23-Mar-85 - Alison Moyet — That Ole Devil Called Love

6-Apr-85 - Frankie Goes To Hollywood — Welcome To The Pleasure Dome

20-Apr-85 - Tears For Fears — Everybody Wants To Rule The World

25-May-85 - Duran Duran — A View To A Kill

15-Jun-85 - Marillion — Kayleigh

29-Jun-85 - Madonna — Crazy For You

6-Jul-85 - Harold Faltermeyer — Axel F

17-Aug-85 - Madonna — Holiday

14-Sep-85 - Bonnie Tyler — Holding Out For A Hero

26-Oct-85 - A-Ha — Take On Me

 

25-Jan-86 - Dire Straits — Walk Of Life

1-Feb-86 - Nana Mouskouri — Only Love

15-Feb-86 - Madonna — Borderline

22-Feb-86 - Su Pollard — Starting Together

15-Mar-86 - Bangles — Manic Monday

22-Mar-86 - David Bowie — Absolute Beginners

5-Apr-86 - Sam Cooke — Wonderful World

10-May-86 - Madonna — Live To Tell

17-May-86 - Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald — On My Own

7-Jun-86 - Simply Red — Holding Back The Years

28-Jun-86 - Nu Shooz — I Can't Wait

19-Jul-86 - Rod Stewart — Every Beat Of My Heart

9-Aug-86 - Sinitta — So Macho/Cruising

20-Sep-86 - Jermaine Stewart — We Don't Have To…

4-Oct-86 - Five Star — Rain Or Shine

1-Nov-86 - Status Quo — In The Army Now

15-Nov-86 - Kim Wilde — You Keep Me Hangin' On

13-Dec-86 - Erasure — Sometimes

 

7-Feb-87 - Pepsi & Shirlie — Heartache

28-Feb-87 - Percy Sledge — When A Man Loves A Woman

25-Apr-87 - Judy Boucher    — Can't Be With You Tonight

23-May-87 - Tom Jones — A Boy From Nowhere

13-Jun-87 - Johnny Logan — Hold Me Now

11-Jul-87 - Bruce Willis — Under The Boardwalk

22-Aug-87 - Spagna — Call Me

29-Aug-87 - Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield — What Have I Done To Deserve This

12-Sep-87 - Fat Boys & The Beach Boys — Wipeout

10-Oct-87 - Abigail Mead & Nigel Goulding — Full Metal Jacket (I Wanna Be Your Drill Instructor)

24-Oct-87 - Jan Hammer — Crockett's Theme

31-Oct-87 - George Michael — Faith

14-Nov-87 - George Harrison — Got My Mind Set On You

12-Dec-87 - Rick Astley — When I Fall In Love / My Arms Keep Missing You

26-Dec-87 - The Pogues Ft. Kirsty MacColl — Fairy Tale Of New York

 

23-Jan-88 - Terence Trent D'arby — Sign Your Name

6-Feb-88 - Bros — When Will I Be Famous

27-Feb-88 - Bomb The Bass — Beat Dis

12-Mar-88 - Rick Astley — Together Forever

26-Mar-88 - Bros — Drop The Boy

23-Apr-88 - Climie Fisher — Love Changes Everything

28-May-88 - Kylie Minogue — Got To Be Certain

2-Jul-88 - Fat Boys & Chubby Checker — The Twist (Yo Twist)

16-Jul-88 - Salt-N-Pepa — Push It / Tramp

6-Aug-88 - Kylie Minogue — The Loco-motion

3-Sep-88 - Brother Beyond — The Harder I Try

22-Oct-88 - Bobby McFerrin — Don't Worry Be Happy

29-Oct-88 - Kylie Minogue — Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi

19-Nov-88 - Yazz — Stand Up For Your Love Rights

26-Nov-88 - Inxs — Need You Tonight

3-Dec-88 - Bros — Cat Among The Pigeons / Silent Night

 

7-Jan-89 - Erasure — Crackers International EP (Stop; The Hardest Part; Knocking On Your Door; She Won't Be Home)

28-Jan-89 - Mike + The Mechanics — The Living Years

25-Feb-89 - Michael Ball — Love Changes Everything

4-Mar-89 - Michael Jackson — Leave Me Alone

15-Apr-89 - Simply Red — If You Don't Know Me By Now

3-Jun-89 - Natalie Cole — Miss You Like Crazy

10-Jun-89 - Cliff Richard — The Best Of Me

1-Jul-89 - Prince — Batdance

8-Jul-89 - The Beautiful South — Song For Whoever

22-Jul-89 - London Boys — London Nights

29-Jul-89 - Bros — Too Much

5-Aug-89 - Kylie Minogue — Wouldn't Change A Thing

19-Aug-89 - Lil' Louis — French Kiss

26-Aug-89 - Alice Cooper — Poison

16-Sep-89 - Jason Donovan — Everyday (I Love You More)

23-Sep-89 - Richard Marx — Right Here Waiting

7-Oct-89 - Technotronic Ft. Felly — Pump Up The Jam

28-Oct-89 - Milli Vanilli — Girl I'm Gonna Miss You

18-Nov-89 - Phil Collins — Another Day In Paradise

2-Dec-89 - Linda Ronstadt Ft. Aaron Neville — Don't Know Much

16-Dec-89 - Jason Donovan — When You Come Back To Me

 

As ever, we will start with 5 group stages, beginning with the No.2 hits of 1980/81, followed by a grand final consisting of the 25 songs that have qualified, where we will ultimately decide what the undisputed best No.2 single of the 1980s is, and the artist(s) of said song can FINALLY say their career has peaked. There are a few more songs overall than in the 70s game, but once again each round here is not wildly different in size (all making up more than one sixth but less than one quarter of the total no. of songs), so for ease I’ll keep it at 5 qualifying songs per round.

 

1980/81: 30 songs

1982/83: 38 songs

1984/85: 30 songs

1986/87: 33 songs

1988/89: 37 songs

 

I’ll keep up the tradition of finding each round’s most prolific killer (it’s not strictly the aim of the game, but hey, it brings joy to some), but this time assists (the one to knock each song into elimination distance) will also be counted.

 

So, it’s time… *waits for drumroll that never arrives* …to Kill or Save.

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1980-81

 

Thu 10 Aug

 

24 Stevie Wonder — Masterblaster (Jammin') +4

20 Billy Preston And Syreet — With You I’m Born Again

20 Whispers — And The Beat Goes On

20 Liquid Gold — Dance Yourself Dizzy

20 Paul McCartney — Coming Up

20 Hot Chocolate — No Doubt About It

20 Lipps Inc — Funkytown

20 Leo Sayer — More Than I Can Say

20 Diana Ross — Upside Down

20 Randy Crawford — One Day I'll Fly Away

20 Ottowan — D.I.S.C.O.

20 Status Quo — What You're Proposing

20 John And Yoko & The Plastic Ono Band With The Harlem Community Choir — Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

20 Adam And The Ants — Ant Music

20 Phil Collins — In The Air Tonight

20 Ultravox — Vienna

20 Adam And The Ants — Kings Of The Wild Frontier

20 Kim Wilde — Kids In America

20 Ennio Morricone — Chi Mai

20 Shakin' Stevens — You Drive Me Crazy

20 Kate Robbins And Beyond — More Than In Love

20 Stevie Wonder — Happy Birthday

20 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra — Hooked On Classics

20 The Police — Invisible Sun

20 Tweets — The Birdie Song

20 Laurie Anderson — O Superman

20 Altered Images — Happy Birthday

20 Cliff Richard — Daddy's Home

17 Starsound — Stars On 45 -3

17 Starsound — Stars On 45 Vol. 2 -3

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10.08.2023

 

24 Randy Crawford — One Day I'll Fly Away  +4

24 Stevie Wonder — Masterblaster (Jammin')

20 Billy Preston And Syreet — With You I’m Born Again

20 Whispers — And The Beat Goes On

20 Liquid Gold — Dance Yourself Dizzy

20 Paul McCartney — Coming Up

20 Hot Chocolate — No Doubt About It

20 Lipps Inc — Funkytown

20 Leo Sayer — More Than I Can Say

20 Diana Ross — Upside Down

20 Ottowan — D.I.S.C.O.

20 John And Yoko & The Plastic Ono Band With The Harlem Community Choir — Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

20 Adam And The Ants — Ant Music

20 Phil Collins — In The Air Tonight

20 Ultravox — Vienna

20 Adam And The Ants — Kings Of The Wild Frontier

20 Kim Wilde — Kids In America

20 Ennio Morricone — Chi Mai

20 Shakin' Stevens — You Drive Me Crazy

20 Kate Robbins And Beyond — More Than In Love

20 Stevie Wonder — Happy Birthday

20 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra — Hooked On Classics

20 The Police — Invisible Sun

20 Tweets — The Birdie Song

20 Laurie Anderson — O Superman

20 Altered Images — Happy Birthday

20 Cliff Richard — Daddy's Home

17 Starsound — Stars On 45

17 Starsound — Stars On 45 Vol. 2

14 Status Quo — What You're Proposing  -6

 

 

Really great stuff here, proper 80's classics and some nice surprises!

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10.08.2023

 

24 Randy Crawford — One Day I'll Fly Away

24 Stevie Wonder — Masterblaster (Jammin')

22 Lipps Inc — Funkytown +2

22 Diana Ross — Upside Down +2

20 Billy Preston And Syreet — With You I’m Born Again

20 Whispers — And The Beat Goes On

20 Liquid Gold — Dance Yourself Dizzy

20 Paul McCartney — Coming Up

20 Hot Chocolate — No Doubt About It

20 Leo Sayer — More Than I Can Say

20 Ottowan — D.I.S.C.O.

20 John And Yoko & The Plastic Ono Band With The Harlem Community Choir — Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

20 Adam And The Ants — Ant Music

20 Phil Collins — In The Air Tonight

20 Ultravox — Vienna

20 Adam And The Ants — Kings Of The Wild Frontier

20 Kim Wilde — Kids In America

20 Ennio Morricone — Chi Mai

20 Shakin' Stevens — You Drive Me Crazy

20 Kate Robbins And Beyond — More Than In Love

20 Stevie Wonder — Happy Birthday

20 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra — Hooked On Classics

20 The Police — Invisible Sun

20 Laurie Anderson — O Superman

20 Altered Images — Happy Birthday

17 Tweets — The Birdie Song -3

17 Cliff Richard — Daddy's Home -3

17 Starsound — Stars On 45

17 Starsound — Stars On 45 Vol. 2

14 Status Quo — What You're Proposing

 

Always a shock when these appear and there's a manageable number of songs as opposed to the tome that appears in the Noughties game! A few on here I'll need to listen to, but some good ones in there too! Looking forward to getting to the mid-80s!

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10/8/23

 

24 Randy Crawford — One Day I'll Fly Away

24 Stevie Wonder — Masterblaster (Jammin')

23 Phil Collins — In The Air Tonight +3

22 Lipps Inc — Funkytown 

22 Diana Ross — Upside Down

21 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra — Hooked On Classics +1

20 Billy Preston And Syreet — With You I’m Born Again

20 Whispers — And The Beat Goes On

20 Liquid Gold — Dance Yourself Dizzy

20 Paul McCartney — Coming Up

20 Hot Chocolate — No Doubt About It

20 Leo Sayer — More Than I Can Say

20 Ottowan — D.I.S.C.O.

20 John And Yoko & The Plastic Ono Band With The Harlem Community Choir — Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

20 Adam And The Ants — Ant Music

20 Ultravox — Vienna

20 Adam And The Ants — Kings Of The Wild Frontier

20 Kim Wilde — Kids In America

20 Ennio Morricone — Chi Mai

20 Shakin' Stevens — You Drive Me Crazy

20 Kate Robbins And Beyond — More Than In Love

20 Stevie Wonder — Happy Birthday

20 The Police — Invisible Sun

20 Laurie Anderson — O Superman

17 Tweets — The Birdie Song 

17 Cliff Richard — Daddy's Home 

17 Starsound — Stars On 45

17 Starsound — Stars On 45 Vol. 2

14 Status Quo — What You're Proposing

14 Altered Images — Happy Birthday -6

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24 Kim Wilde — Kids In America +4

24 Randy Crawford — One Day I'll Fly Away

24 Stevie Wonder — Masterblaster (Jammin')

23 Phil Collins — In The Air Tonight

22 Lipps Inc — Funkytown 

22 Diana Ross — Upside Down

21 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra — Hooked On Classics

20 Billy Preston And Syreet — With You I’m Born Again

20 Whispers — And The Beat Goes On

20 Liquid Gold — Dance Yourself Dizzy

20 Paul McCartney — Coming Up

20 Hot Chocolate — No Doubt About It

20 Leo Sayer — More Than I Can Say

20 Ottowan — D.I.S.C.O.

20 John And Yoko & The Plastic Ono Band With The Harlem Community Choir — Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

20 Adam And The Ants — Ant Music

20 Ultravox — Vienna

20 Adam And The Ants — Kings Of The Wild Frontier

20 Ennio Morricone — Chi Mai

20 Shakin' Stevens — You Drive Me Crazy

20 Kate Robbins And Beyond — More Than In Love

20 Stevie Wonder — Happy Birthday

20 The Police — Invisible Sun

20 Laurie Anderson — O Superman

17 Cliff Richard — Daddy's Home 

17 Starsound — Stars On 45

17 Starsound — Stars On 45 Vol. 2

14 Status Quo — What You're Proposing

14 Altered Images — Happy Birthday

11 Tweets — The Birdie Song -6

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Seven of these are still on my current playlist

 

8/10/2023

 

24 Kim Wilde — Kids In America

24 Randy Crawford — One Day I'll Fly Away

24 Stevie Wonder — Masterblaster (Jammin')

23 Phil Collins — In The Air Tonight

22 Lipps Inc — Funkytown

22 Diana Ross — Upside Down

21 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra — Hooked On Classics

21 Laurie Anderson — O Superman +1

21 Ultravox — Vienna +1

21 Paul McCartney — Coming Up +1

20 Billy Preston And Syreet — With You I’m Born Again

20 Whispers — And The Beat Goes On

20 Liquid Gold — Dance Yourself Dizzy

20 Hot Chocolate — No Doubt About It

20 Leo Sayer — More Than I Can Say

20 Ottowan — D.I.S.C.O.

20 John And Yoko & The Plastic Ono Band With The Harlem Community Choir — Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

20 Adam And The Ants — Ant Music

20 Adam And The Ants — Kings Of The Wild Frontier

20 Ennio Morricone — Chi Mai

20 Shakin' Stevens — You Drive Me Crazy

20 Stevie Wonder — Happy Birthday

20 The Police — Invisible Sun

19 Kate Robbins And Beyond — More Than In Love -2

17 Cliff Richard — Daddy's Home 

17 Starsound — Stars On 45

15 Altered Images — Happy Birthday +1

15 Starsound — Stars On 45 Vol. 2 -2

14 Status Quo — What You're Proposing

09 Tweets — The Birdie Song -2

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10/8/2023

 

25 Laurie Anderson — O Superman +4

24 Kim Wilde — Kids In America

24 Randy Crawford — One Day I'll Fly Away

24 Stevie Wonder — Masterblaster (Jammin')

23 Phil Collins — In The Air Tonight

22 Lipps Inc — Funkytown

22 Diana Ross — Upside Down

21 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra — Hooked On Classics

21 Ultravox — Vienna +1

21 Paul McCartney — Coming Up 

20 Billy Preston And Syreet — With You I’m Born Again

20 Whispers — And The Beat Goes On

20 Liquid Gold — Dance Yourself Dizzy

20 Hot Chocolate — No Doubt About It

20 Leo Sayer — More Than I Can Say

20 Ottowan — D.I.S.C.O.

20 John And Yoko & The Plastic Ono Band With The Harlem Community Choir — Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

20 Adam And The Ants — Ant Music

20 Adam And The Ants — Kings Of The Wild Frontier

20 Ennio Morricone — Chi Mai

20 Shakin' Stevens — You Drive Me Crazy

20 Stevie Wonder — Happy Birthday

20 The Police — Invisible Sun

19 Kate Robbins And Beyond — More Than In Love 

17 Starsound — Stars On 45

15 Altered Images — Happy Birthday 

15 Starsound — Stars On 45 Vol. 2 

14 Status Quo — What You're Proposing

11 Cliff Richard — Daddy's Home -6

09 Tweets — The Birdie Song

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Thu 10 Aug

 

25 Ultravox — Vienna  +4

25 Laurie Anderson — O Superman

24 Kim Wilde — Kids In America

24 Randy Crawford — One Day I'll Fly Away

24 Stevie Wonder — Masterblaster (Jammin')

23 Phil Collins — In The Air Tonight

22 Lipps Inc — Funkytown

22 Diana Ross — Upside Down

21 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra — Hooked On Classics

21 Paul McCartney — Coming Up 

20 Billy Preston And Syreet — With You I’m Born Again

20 Whispers — And The Beat Goes On

20 Liquid Gold — Dance Yourself Dizzy

20 Hot Chocolate — No Doubt About It

20 Leo Sayer — More Than I Can Say

20 Ottowan — D.I.S.C.O.

20 John And Yoko & The Plastic Ono Band With The Harlem Community Choir — Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

20 Adam And The Ants — Ant Music

20 Adam And The Ants — Kings Of The Wild Frontier

20 Ennio Morricone — Chi Mai

20 Shakin' Stevens — You Drive Me Crazy

20 Stevie Wonder — Happy Birthday

20 The Police — Invisible Sun

19 Kate Robbins And Beyond — More Than In Love 

17 Starsound — Stars On 45

15 Altered Images — Happy Birthday 

15 Starsound — Stars On 45 Vol. 2 

14 Status Quo — What You're Proposing

08 Cliff Richard — Daddy's Home  -3

06 Tweets — The Birdie Song -3

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Thu 10 Aug

 

25 Ultravox — Vienna 

25 Laurie Anderson — O Superman

24 Kim Wilde — Kids In America

24 Randy Crawford — One Day I'll Fly Away

24 Stevie Wonder — Masterblaster (Jammin')

23 Phil Collins — In The Air Tonight

22 Lipps Inc — Funkytown

22 Diana Ross — Upside Down

21 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra — Hooked On Classics

21 Paul McCartney — Coming Up 

20 Billy Preston And Syreet — With You I’m Born Again

20 Whispers — And The Beat Goes On

20 Liquid Gold — Dance Yourself Dizzy

20 Hot Chocolate — No Doubt About It

20 Leo Sayer — More Than I Can Say

20 Ottowan — D.I.S.C.O.

20 Adam And The Ants — Ant Music

20 Adam And The Ants — Kings Of The Wild Frontier

20 Ennio Morricone — Chi Mai

20 Shakin' Stevens — You Drive Me Crazy

20 Stevie Wonder — Happy Birthday

20 The Police — Invisible Sun

19 Altered Images — Happy Birthday +4

19 Kate Robbins And Beyond — More Than In Love 

17 Starsound — Stars On 45

15 Starsound — Stars On 45 Vol. 2 

14 Status Quo — What You're Proposing

14 John And Yoko & The Plastic Ono Band With The Harlem Community Choir — Happy Xmas (War Is Over) -6

08 Cliff Richard — Daddy's Home 

06 Tweets — The Birdie Song

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:axe: Thu 10 Aug

 

27 Phil Collins — In The Air Tonight +4
25 Ultravox — Vienna 

25 Laurie Anderson — O Superman

24 Kim Wilde — Kids In America

24 Randy Crawford — One Day I'll Fly Away

24 Stevie Wonder — Masterblaster (Jammin')

22 Lipps Inc — Funkytown

22 Diana Ross — Upside Down

21 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra — Hooked On Classics

21 Paul McCartney — Coming Up 

20 Billy Preston And Syreet — With You I’m Born Again

20 Whispers — And The Beat Goes On

20 Liquid Gold — Dance Yourself Dizzy

20 Hot Chocolate — No Doubt About It

20 Leo Sayer — More Than I Can Say

20 Ottowan — D.I.S.C.O.

20 Adam And The Ants — Ant Music

20 Adam And The Ants — Kings Of The Wild Frontier

20 Ennio Morricone — Chi Mai

20 Shakin' Stevens — You Drive Me Crazy

20 Stevie Wonder — Happy Birthday

20 The Police — Invisible Sun

19 Altered Images — Happy Birthday 

19 Kate Robbins And Beyond — More Than In Love 

17 Starsound — Stars On 45

15 Starsound — Stars On 45 Vol. 2 

14 Status Quo — What You're Proposing

14 John And Yoko & The Plastic Ono Band With The Harlem Community Choir — Happy Xmas (War Is Over) 

08 Cliff Richard — Daddy's Home 


00 Tweets — The Birdie Song -6

 

Thank You @Imeldaand @Toast

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Toast there with the first assist, passing to theoldlady, who shows no signs of calming down. Good kill though, distressingly bad song that.

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9 minutes ago, TQR said:

Toast there with the first assist, passing to theoldlady, who shows no signs of calming down. Good kill though, distressingly bad song that.

 Unfortunately I have memories of my entire family standing in a circle dancing to this at my cousin wedding...

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7 minutes ago, TQR said:

Toast there with the first assist, passing to theoldlady, who shows no signs of calming down. Good kill though, distressingly bad song that.

Theres a good episode of Drop the Dead Donkey where George finally snaps, tracks down his runaway daughter and threatens her drug dealer (a very young Daniel Craig) with a toasting fork injury unless he sings the Birdie Song...

"With all the actions!"

"You bloody fascist!"

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august 10th at 1103am

 

28 Kim Wilde — Kids In America +4

27 Phil Collins — In The Air Tonight
25 Ultravox — Vienna 

25 Laurie Anderson — O Superman

24 Randy Crawford — One Day I'll Fly Away

24 Stevie Wonder — Masterblaster (Jammin')

22 Lipps Inc — Funkytown

22 Diana Ross — Upside Down

21 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra — Hooked On Classics

21 Paul McCartney — Coming Up 

20 Billy Preston And Syreet — With You I’m Born Again

20 Whispers — And The Beat Goes On

20 Liquid Gold — Dance Yourself Dizzy

20 Hot Chocolate — No Doubt About It

20 Leo Sayer — More Than I Can Say

20 Ottowan — D.I.S.C.O.

20 Adam And The Ants — Ant Music

20 Adam And The Ants — Kings Of The Wild Frontier

20 Ennio Morricone — Chi Mai

20 Shakin' Stevens — You Drive Me Crazy

20 Stevie Wonder — Happy Birthday

20 The Police — Invisible Sun

19 Altered Images — Happy Birthday 

19 Kate Robbins And Beyond — More Than In Love 

17 Starsound — Stars On 45

15 Starsound — Stars On 45 Vol. 2 

14 Status Quo — What You're Proposing

14 John And Yoko & The Plastic Ono Band With The Harlem Community Choir — Happy Xmas (War Is Over) 

02 Cliff Richard — Daddy's Home -6

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27 minutes ago, Bibliogryphon said:

 Unfortunately I have memories of my entire family standing in a circle dancing to this at my cousin wedding... 

 

We all do.

(I don't mean your family.)

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10th August

 

28 Kim Wilde — Kids In America

27 Phil Collins — In The Air Tonight
25 Ultravox — Vienna 

25 Laurie Anderson — O Superman

24 Whispers — And The Beat Goes On +4

24 Randy Crawford — One Day I'll Fly Away

24 Stevie Wonder — Masterblaster (Jammin')

22 Lipps Inc — Funkytown

22 Diana Ross — Upside Down

21 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra — Hooked On Classics

21 Paul McCartney — Coming Up 

20 Billy Preston And Syreet — With You I’m Born Again

20 Liquid Gold — Dance Yourself Dizzy

20 Hot Chocolate — No Doubt About It

20 Leo Sayer — More Than I Can Say

20 Adam And The Ants — Ant Music

20 Adam And The Ants — Kings Of The Wild Frontier

20 Ennio Morricone — Chi Mai

20 Shakin' Stevens — You Drive Me Crazy

20 Stevie Wonder — Happy Birthday

20 The Police — Invisible Sun

19 Altered Images — Happy Birthday 

19 Kate Robbins And Beyond — More Than In Love 

17 Starsound — Stars On 45

16 Ottowan — D.I.S.C.O. -4

15 Starsound — Stars On 45 Vol. 2 

14 Status Quo — What You're Proposing

14 John And Yoko & The Plastic Ono Band With The Harlem Community Choir — Happy Xmas (War Is Over) 

 

0 Cliff Richard — Daddy's gone to sleep with the angels -2

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It's just occurred to me we've started both new games on the same day again. So, in the time we've chalked off the entire 70s #2s, we've managed to pare down 2000-2003 in the Noughties game... :facepalm::lol:

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10th August

 

29 Phil Collins — In The Air Tonight +2

28 Kim Wilde — Kids In America
27 Ultravox — Vienna +2

24 Whispers — And The Beat Goes On

24 Randy Crawford — One Day I'll Fly Away

24 Stevie Wonder — Masterblaster (Jammin')

22 Lipps Inc — Funkytown

22 Diana Ross — Upside Down

21 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra — Hooked On Classics

21 Paul McCartney — Coming Up 

20 Billy Preston And Syreet — With You I’m Born Again

20 Liquid Gold — Dance Yourself Dizzy

20 Hot Chocolate — No Doubt About It

20 Leo Sayer — More Than I Can Say

20 Adam And The Ants — Ant Music

20 Adam And The Ants — Kings Of The Wild Frontier

20 Ennio Morricone — Chi Mai

20 Shakin' Stevens — You Drive Me Crazy

20 Stevie Wonder — Happy Birthday

20 The Police — Invisible Sun

19 Altered Images — Happy Birthday 

19 Kate Robbins And Beyond — More Than In Love 

19 Laurie Anderson — O Superman -6

17 Starsound — Stars On 45

16 Ottowan — D.I.S.C.O.

15 Starsound — Stars On 45 Vol. 2 

14 Status Quo — What You're Proposing

14 John And Yoko & The Plastic Ono Band With The Harlem Community Choir — Happy Xmas (War Is Over) 

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2 minutes ago, RoverAndOut said:

It's just occurred to me we've started both new games on the same day again. So, in the time we've chalked off the entire 70s #2s, we've managed to pare down 2000-2003 in the Noughties game... :facepalm::lol:

 

Tbh it kind of checks out; the 70s game had fairly small, manageable rounds with songs where the gulf between the good songs and bad was a vast, yawning chasm; the 00s charts were fucking freakishly dynamic. There were 144 songs in the 70s game compared to 273 (!!!) in the 00s.

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10th August

 

31 Ultravox — Vienna +4

29 Phil Collins — In The Air Tonight 

28 Kim Wilde — Kids In America

24 Whispers — And The Beat Goes On

24 Randy Crawford — One Day I'll Fly Away

24 Stevie Wonder — Masterblaster (Jammin')

22 Lipps Inc — Funkytown

22 Diana Ross — Upside Down

21 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra — Hooked On Classics

21 Paul McCartney — Coming Up 

20 Billy Preston And Syreet — With You I’m Born Again

20 Liquid Gold — Dance Yourself Dizzy

20 Hot Chocolate — No Doubt About It

20 Leo Sayer — More Than I Can Say

20 Adam And The Ants — Ant Music

20 Adam And The Ants — Kings Of The Wild Frontier

20 Ennio Morricone — Chi Mai

20 Shakin' Stevens — You Drive Me Crazy

20 Stevie Wonder — Happy Birthday

20 The Police — Invisible Sun

19 Altered Images — Happy Birthday 

19 Kate Robbins And Beyond — More Than In Love 

19 Laurie Anderson — O Superman 

16 Ottowan — D.I.S.C.O.

14 Starsound — Stars On 45 -3

14 Status Quo — What You're Proposing

14 John And Yoko & The Plastic Ono Band With The Harlem Community Choir — Happy Xmas (War Is Over) 

12 Starsound — Stars On 45 Vol. 2 -3

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8/10/2023

 

31 Ultravox — Vienna

30 Kim Wilde — Kids In America +2

29 Phil Collins — In The Air Tonight

24 Whispers — And The Beat Goes On

24 Randy Crawford — One Day I'll Fly Away

24 Stevie Wonder — Masterblaster (Jammin')

23 Lipps Inc — Funkytown +1

23 Diana Ross — Upside Down +1

21 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra — Hooked On Classics

21 Paul McCartney — Coming Up 

20 Billy Preston And Syreet — With You I’m Born Again

20 Liquid Gold — Dance Yourself Dizzy

20 Hot Chocolate — No Doubt About It

20 Leo Sayer — More Than I Can Say

20 Adam And The Ants — Ant Music

20 Adam And The Ants — Kings Of The Wild Frontier

20 Ennio Morricone — Chi Mai

20 Shakin' Stevens — You Drive Me Crazy

20 Stevie Wonder — Happy Birthday

20 The Police — Invisible Sun

19 Altered Images — Happy Birthday 

19 Kate Robbins And Beyond — More Than In Love 

19 Laurie Anderson — O Superman 

16 Ottowan — D.I.S.C.O.

14 Status Quo — What You're Proposing

14 John And Yoko & The Plastic Ono Band With The Harlem Community Choir — Happy Xmas (War Is Over) 

12 Starsound — Stars On 45 Vol. 2

08 Starsound — Stars On 45 -6

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Previous post:

4 hours ago, Drewsky1211 said:

20 Kate Robbins And Beyond — More Than In Love

 

Following post:

4 hours ago, Bibliogryphon said:

19 Kate Robbins And Beyond — More Than In Love -2

 

20 - 2 = 18

 

Corrected list (with my points):

 

10/Aug/2023

 

31 Ultravox — Vienna

30 Kim Wilde — Kids In America

29 Phil Collins — In The Air Tonight

27 Diana Ross — Upside Down +4

24 Whispers — And The Beat Goes On

24 Randy Crawford — One Day I'll Fly Away

24 Stevie Wonder — Masterblaster (Jammin')

23 Lipps Inc — Funkytown

21 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra — Hooked On Classics

21 Paul McCartney — Coming Up

20 Billy Preston And Syreeta — With You I’m Born Again

20 Liquid Gold — Dance Yourself Dizzy

20 Hot Chocolate — No Doubt About It

20 Leo Sayer — More Than I Can Say

20 Adam And The Ants — Ant Music

20 Adam And The Ants — Kings Of The Wild Frontier

20 Ennio Morricone — Chi Mai

20 Shakin' Stevens — You Drive Me Crazy

20 Stevie Wonder — Happy Birthday

20 The Police — Invisible Sun

19 Altered Images — Happy Birthday

18 Kate Robbins And Beyond — More Than In Love

16 Ottawan — D.I.S.C.O.

14 Status Quo — What You're Proposing

14 John And Yoko & The Plastic Ono Band With The Harlem Community Choir — Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

13 Laurie Anderson — O Superman -6

12 Starsound — Stars On 45 Vol. 2

08 Starsound — Stars On 45

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august 10 2023

 

31 Phil Collins — In The Air Tonight+2

31 Ultravox — Vienna

30 Kim Wilde — Kids In America

27 Diana Ross — Upside Down 

24 Whispers — And The Beat Goes On

24 Randy Crawford — One Day I'll Fly Away

24 Stevie Wonder — Masterblaster (Jammin')

23 Lipps Inc — Funkytown

21 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra — Hooked On Classics

20 Billy Preston And Syreeta — With You I’m Born Again

20 Liquid Gold — Dance Yourself Dizzy

20 Hot Chocolate — No Doubt About It

20 Leo Sayer — More Than I Can Say

20 Adam And The Ants — Ant Music

20 Adam And The Ants — Kings Of The Wild Frontier

20 Ennio Morricone — Chi Mai

20 Shakin' Stevens — You Drive Me Crazy

20 Stevie Wonder — Happy Birthday

20 The Police — Invisible Sun

19 Altered Images — Happy Birthday

18 Kate Robbins And Beyond — More Than In Love

16 Ottawan — D.I.S.C.O.

15 Paul McCartney — Coming Up -6

15 Laurie Anderson — O Superman+2

14 Status Quo — What You're Proposing

14 John And Yoko & The Plastic Ono Band With The Harlem Community Choir — Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

12 Starsound — Stars On 45 Vol. 2

08 Starsound — Stars On 45

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