Sunday, August 9, 2009

The countdown! Positions 96-110

There are a lot of ties in the poll, which means a lot of equal positions. Here are the songs which tied at positions 96 through to 110, in alphabetical order.

  • "1 2 3 4", by Feist, from Canada, in 2007 (the official video)
  • "Back To Black", by Amy Winehouse, from England, in 2006
  • "Cloudbusting", by Kate Bush, from England, in 1985
  • "Don't Speak", by No Doubt, from USA, in 1996
  • "Fidelity", by Regina Spektor, from USA, in 2006
  • "Horses", by Patti Smith, from USA, in 1975
  • "I Will Survive", by Gloria Gaynor, from USA, in 1978
  • "Landslide", by Fleetwood Mac, from England, in 1975
  • "My Baby Just Cares For Me", by Nina Simone, from USA, in 1958
  • "On The Radio", by Regina Spektor, from USA, in 2006
  • "Precious Things", by Tori Amos, from USA, in 1992
  • "Rapture", by Blondie, from USA, in 1981
  • "Stop!", by Sam Brown, from England, in 1988
  • "The Fear", by Lily Allen, from England, in 2009
  • "Vow", by Garbage, from USA, in 1995

Incidental fact: "The Fear" is the only song in the top 100 from this year. For a while there I wasn't sure if it was Cloudbusting or Cloudbursting.


  1. Nice way to start off! I'm gonna be playing along by seeing how many of these are already in my music library—and then grabbing the rest to round out the collection.

    I think I might have to put this list up on iTunes as a playlist too... :-)

  2. Interesting fact: 1,2,3,4 was written by Australian Sally Seltman, aka New Buffalo, about "lost love, and the hope to recapture what you once had"

  3. Interesting - I tossed up between Atomic and Rapture in my list and went for Atomic. I'm betting there will be at least one more Blondie song but I'd say it's likely to be Heart of Glass. Well, perhaps.

  4. "Cloudbusting" is about the arrest and imprisonment of psychologist Wilhelm Reich, told through the eyes of his son. A "cloudbuster" is a rain making machine.

  5. Stevie Nicks on Landslide: "My Dad did have something to do with it, but he absolutely thinks that he was the whole complete reason it was ever written. I guess it was about September 1974, I was home at my Dad and Mom's house in Phoenix, and my father said, 'You know, you really put a lot of time into this [her singing career], maybe you should give this six more months, and if you want to go back to school, we'll pay for it. Basically you can do whatever you want and we'll pay for it - I have wonderful parents, and I went, 'cool, I can do that.' Lindsey and I went up to Aspen, and we went to somebody's incredible house, and they had a piano, and I had my guitar with me, and I went into their living room, looking out over the incredible Aspen skyway, and I wrote "Landslide." Three months later, Mick Fleetwood called. On New Year's Eve, 1974, called and asked us to join Fleetwood Mac. So it was three months, I still had three more months to go to beat my six month goal that my dad gave me."

  6. hello heroine Naomi Eve (and any helpers) - Wondering if there will be another Patti - I think there must be - but which??? Thanks for all the counting

  7. "Rapture" was the first rap-influenced song to hit #1 on the US Billboard chart and the first rap video ever to be broadcast on MTV.

  8. Landslide is a beautiful song. There's quite a few there I love, especially Patti Smith's Horses. That song is actually made up of three sections, of which 'Horses' is one. The actual title of the song is Land: Horses/Land of a Thousand Dances/La mer (de). Understandable that it eventually became known simply as 'Horses'. Yes, I'm a pedant!

  9. Loving this! Thank you for putting it together.

  10. Hmm... surprised to see Regina Spektor's Fidelity so low. That and On The Radio are my two favourite songs of hers, but I expected Fidelity to be more popular.

    The second verse of "On The Radio" has some wonderful lyrics describing the joy and pain of love.

  11. this is excellent!

  12. Also, that's Kate playing the role of the son in the Cloudbusting video :-)

  13. "Cloudbusting" is based on Peter Reich's (Wilhelm's son) memoirs "Book of Dreams"... just awesome, I love Kate Bush!

  14. WHY WHY WHY is Cloudbusting so low on the countdown :-( That's my most favourite song EVER! Kate Bush is a absolute genius.

  15. I always loved the clip for My Baby Just Cares For Me from when it was re-released:

    And I can't believe I didn't know Cloudbusting - it's gorgeous!

  16. BUGGER BUGGER BUGGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Patti Smith JUST missed out at #101.

  17. That's such a beautiful version of Landslide. Stevie Nicks is still smoking hot