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The best single choices from one era.

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by MrJames, May 6, 2015.

  1. Kylie - Rhythm of Love:
    Better The Devil You Know
    Step Back In Time
    What Do I Have To Do

    Kylie - Fever:
    Can't Get You Out Of My Head
    In Your Eyes
    Love At First Sight
    Come Into My World

    Yazoo - Upstairs at Eric's:
    Only You
    Don't Go

    Madonna - Confessions on a Dancefloor:
    Hung Up
    Get Together

    Kate Bush - Hounds of Love:
    Running Up That Hill
    Hound of Love
    The Big Sky

    There's countless others that just aren't springing to my mind, I'm sure.

    Judge it on success, judge it on quality, judge it on execution, judge it on whatever you like.
    Last edited: May 7, 2015
  2. Rem - Out of time:
    Losing my religion
    Shiny happy people
    Near wild heaven
    Radio song

    Prince and the Revolution
    When doves cry
    Purple rain
    I would die 4 U
    Let's go crazy
    Take me with U

    Pet Shop Boys - Actually:
    It's a sin
    What have I done to deserve this
    (Always on my mind)

    But then again all the above artists have had longer singles runs that were great!
  3. Island

    Island Staff Member

    Sugababes - Angels with Dirty Faces

    Freak Like Me
    Round Round
    Stronger/Angels with Dirty Faces
  4. Interesting, as at the time I felt all those were flawed! I'd never have opted for Near Wild Heaven, for instance (and its UK peak rather stalled their chart momentum). Likewise, the order of Purple Rain singles baffled me (and they pretty much wasted I Would Die 4 U a couple of weeks before Christmas..WTF??). Actually's a tough one because although the chosen singles' peaks mostly justify their decision, I would have gone for It Couldn't Happen Here, or One More Chance, or Kings Cross (obviously PSB were going to go with the latter at one stage).

    How about ABC - Lexicon of Love: Tears are not Enough, Poison Arrow, Look of Love and All Of My Heart. Howard Jones' Human's Lib - New Song, What is Love, Hide & Seek, Pearl In The Shell.

    I'd have included Tears for Fears' Songs from the Big Chair but they went and put out I Believe as the fifth single.
  5. 2014

    2014 Staff Member

    Nelly Furtado - Loose

    Say It Right
    All Good Things
    Do It
    In God's Hands
  6. Flawless.

    One of the greatest single runs in musical history. A 'One Boy Girl' finale really would have been a bonus though.
  7. Judged on success: Katy Perry - Teenage Dream.
  8. Delta Goodrem - Innocent Eyes:
    Born To Try
    Lost Without You
    Innocent Eyes
    Not Me, Not I

    They milked that album, but the singles were sooo good.
  9. Kylie - X
    2 Hearts
    In My Arms
    The One

    I can't even.

    Madonna - Ray Of Light
    Frozen Ray Of Light
    Ray Of Light
    Drowned World/Subsitute For Love
    The Power Of Good Bye
    Nothing Really Matters

    The perfection is real.
  10. Rio - Duran Duran

    My Own Way (YES, it's a great single... I'm not listening to anyone who says otherwise. ha!)
    Hungry like the wolf
    Save a Prayer
  11. The Human league - Dare:

    The Sound of the Crowd (12)
    Love Action/I believe in love (3)
    Open your Heart (6)
    Don't you want me (1)
  12. Like A Prayer's is faultless....

    Like A Prayer
    Express Yourself
    Oh Father (US only I know)
    Dear Jessie (Perfect Christmas Time Release, and one of my first Madge memories, well, the animated video is)
    Keep It Together.
  13. "Out of time" is a very personal choice for me - although commercially the last two singles were not big hits.

    "Purple Rain" singles choices for UK release were totally screwed up for timing /order of release - but as five singles back to back they are GREAT songs!

    Tears for Fears "Songs from the big chair" is a great run too:

    Mothers Talk
    Everybody wants to rule the world
    Head over heels
    I believe
  14. How could I forget....Thompson Twins - Into The Gap

    Hold Me Now, Doctor Doctor, You Take Me Up and Sister of Mercy. Pretty much in the perfect order, although the lowly #11 peak of Sister Of Mercy was a bit of a shock at the time.
  15. I would add Depeche Mode's Violator to this list with 4 strong singles in the UK
    Personal Jesus
    Enjoy The Silence
    Policy Of Truth
    World In My Eyes.
  16. Rita Ora really released the best/only single material songs from her debut.
  17. Britney Spears - Oops...I Did It Again
    - Oops...I Did It Again
    - Lucky
    - Stronger
    - Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know

    R.E.M. - Automatic For The People
    - Drive
    - Man On The Moon
    - The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
    - Everybody Hurts
    - Nightswimming
    - Find The River

    Janet Jackson - Janet.
    - That's The Way Love Goes
    - If
    - Again
    - Because Of Love
    - Any Time, Any Place
    - You Want This
    - Whoops Now/What I'll Do
  18. This thread is for the best choices, not the worst!

    Sugababes should have released 'Supernatural' and 'Virgin Sexy', while the X campaign was a complete mess.

    I think Michael Jackson wins with the Bad albums' single run...

  19. Garbage's V2.0 era singles would have been flawless if they hadn't fucked up by releasing Special instead of Temptation Waits...

    Other than Rhythm of Love, the only other album I can think of where they got it totally right was Tori Amos' To Venus and Back. Bliss, Glory of the 80s, 1000 Oceans and Concertina are all glorious and the perfect single choices.
  20. Spice Girls - Spice

    Say You'll Be There
    2 Become 1
    Mama/Who Do You Think You Are?

    Five iconic classics in a row (I will smack down anybody who turns their nose up at Mama).
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