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post Nov 1 2017, 11:16 PM
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We've had a lot of threads about our opinions being contrary to popularity (or a lack thereof), but is there a time where you think the hype / legendary status etc. was completely justified?





These are two songs that I think get a LOT of stick (the latter especially) for being typical and easy choices for those who claim to love indie and are lads within drinking culture (see: Arctic Monkeys / Jake Bugg / Stone Roses / George Ezra / The 1975 / Bastille etc.) but both are legendary with reason IMO. Both absolutely excellent songs and two of my favourites.
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post Nov 1 2017, 11:18 PM
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Bad Romance, Hung Up and Euphoria.

All perfect pop songs that just do EVERYTHING right.
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post Nov 1 2017, 11:20 PM
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omg YES at 'Hung Up'! Talk about a comeback that absolutely nailed it.
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post Nov 1 2017, 11:21 PM
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Ooh those are both great songs Leww! I don't think I knew that you stanned 'Wonderwall' so that has made me love you even more tbh.

The first one that came to mind was 'Bad Romance' funnily enough but Liam has beaten me to that! laugh.gif so I'll mention 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' by The Beatles. If someone said that was their fave Beatles album (it's my 2nd, so close) then I suppose it would be looked at as an 'obvious' choice. But I think it certainly justifies its legendary and revolutionary status. An absolute riot of an album from start to finish.
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post Nov 1 2017, 11:23 PM
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QUOTE(Liаm @ Nov 1 2017, 11:18 PM) *
Bad Romance, Hung Up and Euphoria.

All perfect pop songs that just do EVERYTHING right.


Apart from the fact 'Euphoria' isn't pop, its dance! biggrin.gif
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post Nov 1 2017, 11:31 PM
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Actual million SELLERS that were revolutionary

Blue Monday, I Feel Love.
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post Nov 1 2017, 11:33 PM
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Oh yes Donna Summer is always a good example in these kind of discussions. 'I Feel Love' has crept up on me so much over the years, I think I would class it as being in my top 10 songs of all-time now wub.gif
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post Nov 1 2017, 11:36 PM
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both of those are soooo legendary! love them. the original super long version of i feel love is an EXPERIENCE
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QUOTE(Jade @ Nov 1 2017, 11:33 PM) *
Oh yes Donna Summer is always a good example in these kind of discussions. 'I Feel Love' has crept up on me so much over the years, I think I would class it as being in my top 10 songs of all-time now wub.gif



Me too. I wouldn't call it a grower but it seems to get subtly better with time.
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post Nov 1 2017, 11:37 PM
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Avicii's 'Levels' has a bit of a tough reputation in dance music culture for being really overplayed/overhyped, but it really did deserve all the hype and airplay it got. Same with other recent radio/club staples like 'Animals', 'Don't You Worry Child', 'Wake Me Up'..* people just seem to get sick of music when it's mass hyped no matter how brilliant it is (happens in genres other than dance too particularly indie with 'Wonderwall' etc. people generally agree it's a good song it's just very overplayed).

*maybe not so much with pop masquerading as EDM songs that we get now like 'Closer' (though I do like that song, it's not half as good as the other songs I mentioned)
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post Nov 1 2017, 11:50 PM
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100% I feel Love, I know we say about a lot of artists "we wouldn't have x without y" but it was truly formative for the dance music we have today (not that I appreciate all of it, but still x). I can only imagine at the tie what it must have been like to have heard it at the time when there was not really such a thing as electronic dance music.
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post Nov 2 2017, 12:09 AM
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Albums - Dark Side of the Moon, Thriller, Stg Pepper - all three in the top ten of all time in the UK All three influential and critically acclaimed.

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post Nov 2 2017, 12:23 AM
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The entirety of Gaga’s The Fame era
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post Nov 2 2017, 09:36 AM
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Blondie's Call Me. Madonna's Ray of Light, at least the singles. Fleetwood Mac's Rumours album and a few of their other classics, too.

For a more recent one, Lady Gaga live - never disappoints, really high quality stuff. It's not common to be able to sing like that while dancing.
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post Nov 2 2017, 01:31 PM
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'Work' by Rihanna/Drake was worth all the hype and managed to sound both underground and huge with a huge pop hook... it became popular culture!

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