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The La's - There she goes
One of my guilty pleasures, really like it though.
If we're talking indie pop as well as chart pop I'd go for 'Dreams' by Fleetwood Mac for one of the best pop songs ever, but there are so many that are just so joyous (even on rumors there are at least 6 that could qualify)
This needs a spotify playlist, i think!
It never hurts to playlist
But it's way too deep
by the Cure.
Does that count?
The Cure - Close To Me?
He written that one with Terry Hall, who is also obviously a master of sublime pop music. Take anything by the Specials or Fun Boy Three as example, but nothing much from after that.
St Etienne 'Youre In A Bad Way'
But there's been loads of great choices. While we're on St Etienne...
than the fucking cure or shitwood mac. how exactly do they define "perfect pop"?
But Just Like Heaven, along with a lot of stuff on the Head on the Door, are most definitely pop songs, and brilliant ones at that.
If so, you're right.
Although there so many top Blondie pop songs. I'd be tempted to say Denis or Dreaming too.
MY BABY DON'T MESS AROUND BECAUSE SHE LOVES ME SO AND THAT I KNOW FOR SHOOOOOOOOOOO
Paul Simon- You Can Call Me Al
Kelis- Trick Me
Justin Timberlake- Cry Me A River/My Love
Actually completely perfect
What a huge, huge track.
Blondie - Union City Blues
The Divinyls - I Touch Myself
The Bluetones - Slight Return
Supergrass - Alright
Shangri-Las - Train from Kansas City
Carly Simon - You're So Vain
Abba - The Winner Takes it All
White Town - Your Woman
Bran Van 3000 - Drinking in L.A
Take That - Everything Changes
Psychedelic Furs - Heaven
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Madonna - Like a Prayer
Big Star - I'm in Love With a Girl
Field Mice - If You Need Someone
Velvet Underground - Pale Blue Eyes
Pogues - Fairytale of New York
and all the colored girls go dum dedum dedum dumdedumdum dedum dumdedumduuuummm
Anything off Gold is, well, gold...
see above :)
100% agree on There She Goes, every single second of that song is perfect
McAlmont and Butler - Yes
I wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney
Waiting for a Star to Fall - Boy Meets Girl
You Don't Know My Name - Alisha Keys
We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off (To Have A Good Time) - Jermaine Stewart
The King Of Wishful Thinking - Go West
All stone cold classics.
makes me very happy
Looking at this list, The Cure have nailed a few haven't they? Just Like Heaven, Boys Don't Cry, Close To Me, Catch... all totally perfect pop songs.
To continue on an 80s line of of thought
ABC - The Look Of Love
Scritti Politti - Absolute
Japan - Visions of China
And another classic pop song which (bafflingly) got lost in the shuffle at the start of the 00s was 'Millionaire' by Kelis feat. Andre 3000. Such a huge, huge tune!
What a great thread though!
Not a single, solitary Beatles song (can't access youtube at work so if any of those links are Beatles I'll pipe down)? She Loves You? Penny Lane??? Eight Days a freakin' Week????
is a perfectly crafted little pop ditty.
Dancing On My Own
The Girl And The Robot w/ Royksopp
With Every Heartbeat
the cars - drive
jellyfish - new mistake
michael jackson - beat it
blur - coffee & tv
Abba, brian adams, wet wet wet, de-light, mambo #5, buddy holly