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Thread: Top 2000 songs

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    Platinum Lounger
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    Dutch Radio 2 has just started playing their annual top 2000 classic rock and pop songs of history. It is now in the 11th year, to listen online go to Top 2000 songs - 2009

    Top 2000 songs - the list
    Top 2000 songs - hour by hour playlist

    The songs are chosen by the listeners of the Dutch Radio 2 station.

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    Plutonium Lounger
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    Almost every year, "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen is #1, with "Hotel California" by the Eagles close behind. The only exception was 2005, when the fan club of Dutch singer Boudewijn de Groot managed to vote one of his songs into the number 1 position.

    This year, three songs by Dutch singer Ramses Shaffy ended up in the top 10, no doubt because he died early this month, so there was a lot of publicity about him in the media here. De mortibus nil nisi bonum, but 3 songs in the top 10 of best rock songs of all time is not very realistic...

    I would have expected Michael Jackson to be popular this year, but only one of his hits is in the top 50.

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    Uranium Lounger
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    Nice to see Golden Earring in there. These voting selections were very strange to me. Caused me to look at my 25 most frequently played iTunes list, which in turn surprised me:

    Pretzel Logic, Steely Dan
    Chant No. 1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On), Spandau Ballet
    Drown (Singles Soundtrack Version), Smashing Pumpkins
    Low Rider, War
    Waitin' For The Bus & Jesus Just Left Chicago, ZZ Top
    Red Beans & Rice, Michael Franti & Spearhead
    Life Is ... Too Short, Too $hort
    She's Not There, The Zombies
    Mi novia se cayo en un pozo ciego, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs
    Voodo Chile, Jimi Hendrix
    Don't You Go Walking, Divinyls
    Soul Sacrifice (Live at Woodstock), Santana
    Breakdown, Tom Petty
    Tales Of Brave Ulysees, Cream
    Welcome to Jamrock, Damian Marley
    Life, Dr. John
    Doing It To Death Part. 1, James Brown (with Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s)
    Living In The Past, Jethro Tull
    Father to a Sister of Thought, Pavement
    Flux=Rad, Pavement
    Message In A Bottle, The Police
    Bodhisattva, Steely Dan
    Don't Turn Your Heater Down, Tommy Castro & Delbert McClinton
    Take Five, The Dave Brubeck Quartet
    I Can See For Miles, The Who

    ... I'm not surprised to see Pretzel Logic, which along with I Can See For Miles, I consider nearly perfect pop/rock songs. The other surprise to me is that my top 25 didn't pick up my blues collection.
    -John ... I float in liquid gardens
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