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"Not if you were the last junkie on earth", Dandy Warhols. I was wankered in the Garage in Islington when I just became aware of this song. Four chord melody, even in my state I was smiling at the lyrics. Instant classic, immediately engrained in my head forever & still one of the greatest singles ever IMO.

Some more:

Running down the way up - BT

Man on the Moon - REM

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Popcorn - Hot Butter

Other songs have done the same, but it leapt into my mind when I tried to think of a comparison to "So I walked into somewhere and..."

More recently, I heard all the fuss regarding Hey Ya. I don't listen to the charts so hadn't heard it. Regardless, I was planning on buying the album anyway (Bombs over Baghdad introduced me to Outkast... fucking great song) so when I got it home and specifically played that tune just so I could hear what the fuss was about.

Oh. My God.

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Surely when hearing new material from an artist you've heard before (and liked) will often result on you liking it upon first listen surely?

anyhoo:

ooh wee - mark ronson

toxic - britney spears

crazy in love - beyonce

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You lot are going to hate this, but hey...

'Sound of the Underground' - Girls Aloud.

Hear me out.

I was in Australia during the whole Popstars Rivals thing, so didn't have a clue what this was about. Cue this tune playing on one of Sydney's fine radio stations on a sunny day, and as soon as that guitar kicked in at the start, i was hooked.

Fucking amazing. Possibly the dirtiest, sexiest, rock-and-rolling-est pop song of the last ten years. The sonic equivilent of being punched in the head. I love it.

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God yeah. Still remember that one well.

I'll add Pulp's This is Hardcore. I was driving at the time, and when the song reaches it's pornographic peak I almost crashed the car. Amazing.

The guitar on A Little Soul.

The guitar solo descending towards hell on Battery In Your Leg (Blur).

Love Is Hell - Ryan Adams.

But This Is Hardcore has just been added to my playlist... years since I've listened to it...

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Foo Fighters: Everlong

First time I heard it it sent a shiver up my spine. Still sends a shiver up my spine every time I hear it. Beautiful yet powerful love song. Very special song for me from a great album that got me through 19th and 20th year on this planet.

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Drunkship of Lanterns - The Mars Volta

Incredible live too, goes on for about half an hour. Bit jazz wank but when it breaks down, :unsure: Amazing.

The first Slayer tune I ever heard knocked me back in my seat too - Angel of Death. Never heard anything that extreme before. I love hearing stuff that's unlike anything I've ever heard - Knifehandchop is the latest culprit, fantastic.

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Um Bop - Hanson

Earth Song - Michael Jackson

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Seriously now:

Changes - Bowie

You're not alone - Olive

I can't help myself - Lucid

Can't Stop - Chillis

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'Sunny Afternoon' by The Kinks

You lot are going to hate this, but hey...

'Sound of the Underground' - Girls Aloud.

I always found it amusing that a group like Girls Aloud would release a song called 'Sound of the Underground'. That seems to me to be not unlike Posh Spice doing a song called 'From the Ghetto'.

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When I first heard 'Toxicity' by SOAD, I thought it was just about the best thing ever. Despite its MTV2 whoreathon over the past 2 years, it's still brilliant.

I also remember listening to 'Champagne Supernova' by Oasis when Morning Glory was first released. It was just aces, and finished off an amazing album perfectly.

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Stormy In The North by The Wildhearts. It hit me like a cannon, and gave me a lingering hard on.

Yeah, that intro just rocks your socks. Seeing them on Tuesday!

Anyway, Less Than Jake: All My Friends Are Metalheads is just impossible to dislike*

Chop Suey by SOAD

Stickin in my Eye by NOFX, who I saw last night at Brixton.

*I'm sure someone will prove me wrong though :o

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Brown Paper Bag - Roni Size

Heard it on Gilles Petersen's show when he was still on GLR ( I think), it was like the music I'd waited my whole life to hear - then I saw live at the Jazz Cafe and I'm still buzzing 6 years later.....

Personal Jesus by Depeche Mode was another one, a band I'd always thought just 'OK' come out with this enormous glitterband hands in the air stomper - loved 'em ever since

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Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix Experience

God i practically spunk as soon as that song starts.

Mr blue sky - Electric Light Orchestra

www.redshiftuk.com amazing cover of this song was done by these guys at the Cavern.

C'mon C'mon - Von Bondies just generally thriving off this song at the moment.

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