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The Perfect Pop Song

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  • @panthera said:
    Joe Jackson - Stepping Out

    +1

  • edited January 31

    @jwmmakerofmusic said:

    @oat_phipps said:
    Carly Rae Jepsen 'Emotion' and Robyn 'Honey' are the only two albums of the past several years to approach the ideal high from a pop song and do it almost 100% throughout the album

    Carly's 'Emotion' album is pretty much sublime, from the neo-80s/vaporwave/synthwave aesthetic of most of her tracks to the lyrics. My favourite lyric from her album is "Boy Problems" because of the playful use of POV. Hard to determine a favourite song in regards to the "full package", but who doesn't love "I Really Love You" as the perfect package. The video with Tom Hanks was something I don't think ever done in a music video before (the video consisting mostly of a celebrity/someone else lip syncing the music imperfectly as if he were rehearsing for the "real" music video).

    I've never heard Robyn's "Honey" album yet, but now I got it loaded up into Spotify. Cheers mate. :)

    Totally. My fav CRJ track from that album is 'Let's Get Lost' for that spoken interlude that melts me into a teenager with a celebrity crush again. Her voice is so, so good. I remember scrounging around and finding a Japanese pirate of the album months before it came out at like 2 am. I expected 2-3 really good singles after her previous album and i was blown away song after song start to finish. I put it up there with all of my very favorites of all time with no hesitation.

    The Robyn album may not be an immediate hit like 'Emotion'. It's a grower for a couple listens until you realize how much magic there is in the simplicity and lack of histrionics.

  • @panthera said:
    Joe Jackson - Stepping Out

    I agree with all of these, especially Elton John. But this always kills me.

  • @ExAsperis99 said:

    @panthera said:
    Joe Jackson - Stepping Out

    I agree with all of these, especially Elton John. But this always kills me.

    The crazy thing about this is that the bassline I don't believe is a midi synth bass. It's actually Graham Maeby playing those octaves WITH A PICK and keeping perfect time and dynamics.

  • edited January 31

    This is the first pop song that ever reached out and grabbed me. It still seems perfect even though I’m mixed on Fred. I love Kate and Cindy.

  • Quelque chose de Tennessee - Johnny Hallyday

  • edited January 31

    @ExAsperis99 said:

    @ExAsperis99 said:

    @panthera said:
    Joe Jackson - Stepping Out

    I agree with all of these, especially Elton John. But this always kills me.

    The crazy thing about this is that the bassline I don't believe is a midi synth bass. It's actually Graham Maeby playing those octaves WITH A PICK and keeping perfect time and dynamics.

    I was born 1986 , this damn melody damn song stuck with me ...from the first moment i heard it in on radio as a child. Joe Jackson and his band is underrated. I have a lot of Perfect Songs / Pop Songs. But 'stepping out' is some kind of special , all versions of this song are great from the demo to live versions on Piano.

    Edit: i read about the bass players and how the song came together, they really used most of the instruments
    you can see on the album cover

  • edited January 31

    @ExAsperis99 said:
    You synth nerds are killing me. ;)

    Just when I give up hope with this unjust world I see not one, not two, but three great replacements songs in this list (@richardyot and @Mull have great ones too) . HELL YEAH.

    Of course this is the greatest Mats song:

  • @lukesleepwalker said:

    @ExAsperis99 said:
    You synth nerds are killing me. ;)

    Just when I give up hope with this unjust world I see not one, not two, but three great replacements songs in this list (@richardyot and @Mull have great ones too) . HELL YEAH.

    Of course this is the greatest Mats song:

    Such a great f*%^ you to MTV, too.
    But as long as we're laboring under the delusion that guitar pop songs will EVER return, let me add two perfect ones that were basically never heard on the radio.

  • @ExAsperis99 said:

    @lukesleepwalker said:

    @ExAsperis99 said:
    You synth nerds are killing me. ;)

    Just when I give up hope with this unjust world I see not one, not two, but three great replacements songs in this list (@richardyot and @Mull have great ones too) . HELL YEAH.

    Of course this is the greatest Mats song:

    Such a great f*%^ you to MTV, too.
    But as long as we're laboring under the delusion that guitar pop songs will EVER return, let me add two perfect ones that were basically never heard on the radio.

    You could basically post Big Star's entire first two records and watch the weight of pop goodness sink this whole thread. Stunningly good--and the third one is one of the greatest bummer records ever made.

    Love the Flamin Groovies too. How about The Only Ones?

  • You know what would be fun? To recreate some of these classic guitar-driven pop gems as iOS projects--rethink I Will Dare using only the Rozeta suite or something.

  • It's either "Waterloo Sunset"
    or this

  • Can't really argue with @JeffChasteen either.

  • edited January 31

    how about something newer?

    BECK

    Damon Albran

  • A triptych with an odd one out:

    Thin Lizzy / Dancing in the Moonlight

    Toploader / Dancing in the Moonlight

    King Harvest / Dancing in the Moonlight

  • Scientologist douchebag or not, Beck, uh...hmmm. Yeah, that's all I got.

  • THIS, though. How crazy that such a minimalist masterpiece went to No. 2! (Kept from the top spot by Taylor Swift's terrible prefab attempt at being badass, "Look What You Made Me Do.")

  • Something newer eh? This ->
    Miley Cyrus & Mark Ronson / Nothing Breaks Like a Heart

    (I think this is a really well made song)

    This is also a very well crafted pop song, one that takes a bit of a back seat:
    Fleetwood Mac / Dreams

  • @ExAsperis99 said:
    Scientologist douchebag or not, Beck, uh...hmmm. Yeah, that's all I got.

    hehe, I know
    but these lyrics and those haunting kindergarten melodies
    its perfect pop

  • These are all great. Even Beck!

  • Friday night and the lights are low
    There's no point in asking
    Looking out for a place to go
    You'll get no reply
    Where they play the right music
    Oh just remember a don't decide
    Getting in the swing
    I got no reason it's all too much
    You come to look for a king
    You'll always find us
    Anybody could be that guy
    Out to lunch
    Night is young and the music's high
    Oh we're so pretty
    With a bit of rock music
    Oh so pretty
    Everything is fine
    We're vacant
    You're in the mood for a dance
    Oh we're so pretty
    And when you get the chance
    Oh so pretty
    You are the dancing queen
    A-vacant
    Young and sweet
    Don't ask us to attend
    Only seventeen
    Cause we're not all there
    Dancing queen
    Oh don't pretend 'cause I don't care
    Feel the beat from the tambourine, oh yeah
    I don't believe illusions 'cause too much is real
    You can dance
    So stop your cheap comment
    You can jive
    Cause we know what we feel
    Having the time of your life
    Oh we're so pretty
    Ooh, see that girl
    Oh so pretty
    Watch that scene
    A-vacant
    Dig in the dancing queen

  • edited January 31


    its always thought of electronica but actually its classic pop,
    verse/chorus ...

  • edited January 31





    <3
    probably more important than the Beatles

  • Oops, how that get in here :o :D

    Back to the program ...

  • @enc said:

    Oops, how that get in here :o :D

    ^^
    nice, never heard of them
    sounds pretty industrial :)

  • edited January 31

    we didn't have any bowie, did we?

  • @JohnnyGoodyear said:

    Friday night and the lights are low
    There's no point in asking
    Looking out for a place to go
    You'll get no reply
    Where they play the right music
    Oh just remember a don't decide
    Getting in the swing
    I got no reason it's all too much
    You come to look for a king
    You'll always find us
    Anybody could be that guy
    Out to lunch
    Night is young and the music's high
    Oh we're so pretty
    With a bit of rock music
    Oh so pretty
    Everything is fine
    We're vacant
    You're in the mood for a dance
    Oh we're so pretty
    And when you get the chance
    Oh so pretty
    You are the dancing queen
    A-vacant
    Young and sweet
    Don't ask us to attend
    Only seventeen
    Cause we're not all there
    Dancing queen
    Oh don't pretend 'cause I don't care
    Feel the beat from the tambourine, oh yeah
    I don't believe illusions 'cause too much is real
    You can dance
    So stop your cheap comment
    You can jive
    Cause we know what we feel
    Having the time of your life
    Oh we're so pretty
    Ooh, see that girl
    Oh so pretty
    Watch that scene
    A-vacant
    Dig in the dancing queen

    Started reading and had no idea how I knew this and then — I swear to God — that triplet synth line at the end of the verse just enters my head, and I was like OOH! Abba!

  • edited January 31

    Medley of love to love you/ I feel love / Johnny remember me

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