Top 50 Songs (Another Batch)

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“There’s no school like old school” is a catchphrase that’s become more and more useful to me. Take this songs list for example. There’s no getting around the fact a cataloging exercise like this will pinpoint your age, or at the very least age-group, with greater accuracy than the ‘ol tree ring analysis trick will for a Californian Red Spruce.

And I’m ok with that. 

What this list lacks in contemporary buzz it more than makes up for in what I’ll call ‘classic riffs and choruses’, in my opinion.

If you’re ready to pull the handle on the time machine and look over this zeitgeisty compile of some of my favourite noisemakers, then I’m most definitely ready to host the ride.

History both ancient and modern awaits you…

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1

‘One of the Living’ – Tina Turner

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2

‘Born to be Alive’ – Patrick Hernandez

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3

‘Stand Back’ – Stevie Nicks

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4

‘Pretending’ – Eric Clapton

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5

‘Thunderstruck’ – AC/DC

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6

‘Cry’ – Lisa Edwards

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7

‘A Good Heart’ – Fergal Sharkey

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8

Bitter Sweet Symphony

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9

‘Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty

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10

‘Get Up’ – Global DeeJays (feat.Technotronic)

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11

‘Wild World’ – Cat Stevens

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12

‘Tragedy’ – Bee Gees

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13

‘Bette Davis Eyes’ – Kim Carnes

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14

‘Drop the Pilot’ – Joan Armatrading

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15

‘Shout’ – Tears for Fears

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16

‘Confusion’ – New order

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17

‘Tip of my Tongue’ – Diesel

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18

‘Show Me Some Discipline’ – Sunnyboys

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19

‘Torn’ – Natalie Imbruglia

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20

‘Turn Me Loose’ – Loverboy

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21

‘Rebel Rebel’ – Dead or Alive

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22

‘Viva Las Vegas’ – ZZ Top

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23

‘Keep the Faith’ – Bon Jovi

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24

‘Screaming Jets’ – Johnny Warman

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25

‘Rockin’ for Myself’ – Motiv 8

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26

‘Seperate Ways’ – Journey

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27

‘I Know What I Like’ – Huey Lewis & The News

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28

‘Election Day’ – Arcadia

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29

‘Love Song’ – Simple Minds

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30

‘Dancing with the Big Boys’  -David Bowie

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31

‘Here We Go’ – C & C Music Factory

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32

‘Dream Police’ – Cheap Trick

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33

‘Pour Some Sugar on Me’ – Def Leppard

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34

‘The Revolution’ – BT

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35

‘What is Love?’ – Haddaway

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36

‘Kisses on the Wind’ – Neneh Cherry

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37

‘Baby It’s You’ – Promises

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38

‘People Are People’ – Depeche Mode

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39

‘Coming Up’ – Paul McCartney

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40

‘Sign O’ the Times’ – Prince

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41

‘Human Touch’ – Bruce Springsteen

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42

‘LSI’ – The Shamen

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43

‘Sorry’ – Justin Bieber

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44

‘Because the Night’ – Patti Smith Group

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45

‘Ooh Aah Just A Little Bit’ – Gina G

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46

‘Here Comes the Rain Again’ – Eurythmics

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47

‘No Easy Way Out’ – Robert Tepper

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48

‘Atomic’ – Blondie

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49

‘Freedom of Choice’ – Devo

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50

‘Shake’ – Andrew Ridgeley

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