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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 11:54 pm 
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David Bowie, The Clash, Oasis, Coldplay and The Streets are amongst 25 acts vying for a new award in this year’s Brits ceremony that will crown the best British song since 1977.

The list of 25 was unveiled today (January 2) and it will be whittled down to five by listeners to BBC Radio 2. The five will be revealed on January 10 when the Brits nominations are announced. The ceremony is held on February 20.

The award has been introduced to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Brit awards.

The full list of nominees runs

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‘Heroes’ David Bowie
‘We Are The Champions’ Queen
‘Wuthering Heights’ Kate Bush
‘Night Fever’ Bee Gees
‘London Calling’ The Clash
‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ Joy Division
‘That's Entertainment’ The Jam
‘I Don't Want To Talk About It’ Rod Stewart
‘Look of Love’ ABC
‘Golden Brown’ The Stranglers
‘True’ Spandau Ballet
‘Careless Whisper’ George Michael
‘Holding Back The Year’ Simply Red
‘Sledgehammer’ Peter Gabriel
‘Sacrifice’ Elton John
‘Unfinished Sympathy’ Massive Attack
‘Why’ Annie Lennox
‘Fields of Gold’ Sting
‘Kiss From A Rose’ Seal
‘Wonderwall’ Oasis
‘Angels’ Robbie Williams
‘Yellow’ Coldplay
‘Babylon’ David Gray
‘Leave Right Now’, Will Young
‘Dry Your Eyes’ The Streets

For what its worth my 5 would be Bowie, Clash, Joy Division, Stranglers and either Oasis or Massive Attack just edging Kate Bush but what a dire list I could choose better songs by most of the artists on there


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 11:57 pm 
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TAKE1TEASY wrote:
‘Heroes’ David Bowie
‘Wuthering Heights’ Kate Bush
‘London Calling’ The Clash
‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ Joy Division
‘That's Entertainment’ The Jam
‘Golden Brown’ The Stranglers
‘Unfinished Sympathy’ Massive Attack


These are all good. The rest don't belong. I like Oasis' first two albums, but "Wonderwall" was really played out and I've heard other people do better versions of it(Ryan Adams).

George Michael and Annie Lennox? Fuck off.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 12:02 am 
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TAKE1TEASY wrote:
‘Babylon’ David Gray


Must have been a tough choice between this and Black Lace's 'Agadoo' to make the shortlist.

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Jeez what an appalling list. Of them

Heroes’ David Bowie
‘Wuthering Heights’ Kate Bush
‘London Calling’ The Clash
‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ Joy Division
‘I Don't Want To Talk About It’ Rod Stewart
‘Unfinished Sympathy’ Massive Attack
‘Angels’ Robbie Williams
‘Yellow’ Coldplay

are at least good but the best of last 25 years...? Surely Heroes, Wuthering Heights and Talk About It are older than that anyway?

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Everyone knows that the best song of the last 25 years is "Ghost Town" by The Specials.

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Jesus wept. It must be a time for the record companies to flog a new compilation or two and some greatest hits reissues methinks.

Nothing interests me on that list apart from Joy Division, The Clash and Massive Attack.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 1:52 am 
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TAKE1TEASY wrote:
...The list ...will be whittled down to five by listeners to BBC Radio 2.


Radio 2? Does this mean that only Radio 2 plays old hits nowadays? Or that Radio 1 just plays new shite?
Deffo that Ghostown should be in there. But if the poll includes 1977 then Sex Pistols's God Save the Queen should be included, I reckon. Surely Wuthering Heights is '77?

And I bet Peelie is spinning like a top - wot, no Teenage Kicks?

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Hey what was the name of the artist(?) that recorded the song that went:

'Uh-oh were in trouble
somethings come along and its burst our bubble (yeah yeah)
Uh-oh were in trouble
Better get home quick march on the double'

That should have been on there.

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Shampoo! Big in Japan and nowhere else.

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Ah, Big in Japan's 'Suicide A-Go-Go'. Happy, miserable times.

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Cory wrote:
Hey what was the name of the artist(?) that recorded the song that went:

'Uh-oh were in trouble
somethings come along and its burst our bubble (yeah yeah)
Uh-oh were in trouble
Better get home quick march on the double'

That should have been on there.


I preferred their lyric:

'Shiny black, shiny black
Shiny black taxi cab
When you vomit up your kebab
In a shiny taxi cab'

Encapsulates my early twenties very nicely.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 2:48 pm 
Hee hee Fernando - I didn't think you could vomit - you're too much of a gent for that sir. :wink:

Anyway what a rubbish list - yes Bowie should be there - but Heroes? Come on - 'Loving the alien' pisses all over that - I hate Heroes actually - it's nauseating, I always skip it.
And no Duran Duran? Tsssk. Who can forget the beauty of Rio or Wild Boys? And what about 'Don't you want me Baby?' by the Human League? Is that the right list? Or is that the list for artists who have made songs they'd rather forget about? I adore Queen but that song is shite too. 'I want to break free' should be there.


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Just looking at the list again. Should The Jam really be in there? I like the song but it was never released as a single in England.

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Just looking at the list again. Should The Jam really be in there? I like the song but it was never released as a single in England.


Hate the song. Makes me cringe every time I hear it. Nice tune but schoolboy rhyming lyrics.

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TAKE1TEASY wrote:
25 acts vying for a new award in this year’s Brits ceremony that will crown the best British song since 1977. The full list of nominees runs...‘Night Fever’ Bee Gees


oooh my! not my best pick of their tunes but i can pretty much bet that the Bee Gees [[ ALONE ]] could manage to fill the list of 25, probably all songs even being #1s or at least in the top ten of most charts

hmmm any other of those listed can say the same ? :twisted: dont even get me starrrrrted !!

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Dawni wrote:
TAKE1TEASY wrote:
25 acts vying for a new award in this year’s Brits ceremony that will crown the best British song since 1977. The full list of nominees runs...‘Night Fever’ Bee Gees


oooh my! not my best pick of their tunes but i can pretty much bet that the Bee Gees [[ ALONE ]] could manage to fill the list of 25, probably all songs even being #1s or at least in the top ten of most charts

hmmm any other of those listed can say the same ? :twisted: dont even get me starrrrrted !!


Welcome back Dawni. You're back from your tour of duty in Abu Gharib prison then. I thought I saw you sitting on top of a pyramid of prisoners - talk about cruel and unusual punishment....

They are looking for the best song of the last 25 years, not songs, so it doesn't matter whether it's a one-hit wonder or someone with a string of hits. Anyway, those goofy gimps will get their full tribute when the last two die, so if you want them to get their proper due, help them to an early grave! (PS I now appreciate them a lot more, their early output at least).

It's a crap list anyway, that could have been produced by Heart 106 or Melody FM or some other musak station. In the last 25 years, what about the ubiquitous-on-the-dancefloor Come On Eileen or Blue Monday by New Order or Joined a Band by Art Brut. Robbie Williams' Angels is terrible but I'd vote for it if it were sung by Nana Jean from Early Doors.....


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Johnny Anarchy wrote:
Welcome back Dawni. talk about cruel and unusual punishment....


its been too long, and you know youve softened up since ive been gone :wink:

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They are looking for the best song of the last 25 years, not songs, so it doesn't matter whether it's a one-hit wonder or someone with a string of hits...what about the ubiquitous-on-the-dancefloor Come On Eileen or Blue Monday by New Order...Robbie Williams' Angels is terrible


if thats the case, then hmm id probably not vote for them either then, cuz its not really one of my favs...and there are others on this list that i like even better, like Angels, i thought was a great tune sung by a floppyboob, any other artist wouldve been fine..as for Come On Eileen, great tune! def an overlook


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Anyway, those goofy gimps will get their full tribute when the last two die, so if you want them to get their proper due, help them to an early grave! (PS I now appreciate them a lot more, their early output at least).


you want the pain dont you ? :evil: these guys would probably be sending out #1 hits ( secretly loved by the 'lot o you' ) even when theyre rolling down the streets in their pimped out moto-scooters complete with hanging disco ball 8) but i do appreciate the comment ( tho im sure it was said with a bitten tongue ) thats the prob, most dont see 'before' or especially 'after' their disco days, and therefore cant possibly realize the contributions theyve made to the WORLD of music

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I'd pick Ghost Town and Golden Brown


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