You can always count on @Ironheade to bring a taste of real music into the proceedings. Every song on their list feels like a miniature odyssey in its own right. From my side, thanks for making me bop to All My Friends and Idioteque! The Top 2 of Hurt & Hey Ya! is certainly to be reckoned with (don't ask me what I've been singing wailing while working remote for the last two days...................................
LA TORTURA | SHAKIRA FEAT. ALEJANDRO SANZ Voted By:@Maria (14) @Aester (13) @saviodxl (6) Year: 2005 Country of Origin: Colombia feat. Spain Appearance: 3rd
The non-english domination wave that was surfed by the likes of Enrique Iglesias and Luis Fonsi in the following decade started here and I won't accept another analysis! She went full dramatic latina suffering for love and we just have to bop along. I think it was the first ever song in Spanish performed at the MTV VMAs or something.
I like to play this song whenever I need to get my game face on. Mutya’s voice is one of my absolute favourites in the world and she sounds truly majestic here - I love how she sings it like you’re one of her pals meeting up with her for a pint and a good old bitch about her ex and his new girl.
@Ironheade ’s list is flawless (as expected) and he was also my fellow Hoppipolla voter! Looks like I completely missed Portishead getting eliminated, brilliant choice.
Also, very much enjoying the fact that there are so many surprises in this top 100 rather than just the usual suspects. I never would have predicted acts like Radiohead/Outkast/Gorillaz to make it this far.
I also feared the worst for Annie after losing songs like my Rachel Stevens pick quite early on, but it looks like she’s doing very well!
Plenty of rediscoveries too, I completely forgot about Digital Love (which is a brilliant song).