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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Millennium Playlist Day Three: #60-41

60. Nicklas Stenemo - This Summer (2007)
Best bit - 0:31 The perfectly sunny, feel-good beat officially kicks in.

59. Lady Gaga - Poker Face (2008)
Best bit - 0:07 One of the most stunning intros to a pop song this decade. It's just huge.

58. Juvelen - Hanna (2007)
Best bit - 0:19 That twinkly little synth accent that reappears throughout the song.

57. The Lovemakers - Gonna Find (2005)
Best bit - 0:32 The modern equivalent of a lost Cyndi Lauper hit. Should've been huge.

56. Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out Of My Head (2001)
Best bit - 0:33 And thus, the reinvention of Kylie in the States. Resistance is futile.

55. No Doubt - Simple Kind Of Life (2000)
Best bit - 2:25 Far more revelatory and personal a song than anyone was expecting.

54. Scissor Sisters - Laura (2004)
Best bit - 2:50 Kicks fully into gear with one of the best lines on the album.

53. The Killers - Somebody Told Me (2004)
Best bit - 1:05 That chorus was practically heaven sent to American radio in 2004. Breath of fresh air.

52. Janet Jackson - All For You (2001)
Best bit - 0:18 Janet's best groove of the decade. Yeah, it was sampled. Sampled and improved upon.

51. Kite - Ways To Dance (2008)
Best bit - 0:07 The percussion. Seriously, air-drum worthy.

50. Kylie Minogue - I Believe In You (2004)
Best bit - 0:00 The opening synths get me every time. So out of otherworldly and dreamlike.

49. Robyn - With Every Heartbeat (2007)
Best bit - 0:57 The bubbling synths duel with Robyn's lovelorn vocals.

48. Under The Influence Of Giants - In The Clouds (2006)
Best bit - 0:21 "Hello." Yep, that little bit is so 80's I can barely stand it.

47. Bodies Without Organs - Conquering America (2004)
Best bit - 0:58 "Lips are kissing the ground." They wish. Actually... I wish, too.

46. Delays - Long Time Coming (2004)
Best bit - 0:33 Jeez, those vocals. It takes a while to get to them, but they knock me flat every time.

45. Don Juan Dracula - Run Away With You (2005)
Best bit - 2:50 After a rest, the synths come back in, followed by that soaring chorus.

44. September - Cry For You (2005)
Best bit - 1:14 Even in the original, non-amped-up version, that kiss-off chorus kills.

43. The Galvatrons - When We Were Kids (2008)
Best bit - 1:06 That guitar just builds and builds until it explodes into the second verse.

42. Bodies Without Organs - Temple Of Love (2006)
Best bit - 0:14 The chorus. Of course, the chorus.

41. The Attic - In Your Eyes (2005)
Best bit - 1:00 Just when you think the chorus is over, it bursts into something even more dramatic.

60-41 by milproj2 >

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Blogger Poster Girl said...

I spent most of 2008 thinking I liked "Cassandra" better than "When We Were Kids," and now that it's too late to put the latter in my singles countdown, I've of course changed my mind. It's great to see appearances by Lil' Chris, too.

7:51 AM  
Blogger Nick said...

Yeah, after much deliberation, I prefer WWWK, too. The first version, of course. The album version's not as good.

6:24 PM  

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