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Snapcase
19-01-2002, 14:45:55
Wow. A song I like as #1, amazing. The last time that happened... Well, excluding Survivor in april (okay), King of My Castle in December 99 (okay) and Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls in January 99 (novelty record), it's Oasis's All around the World back in January 98.

(a list of all UK #1s, http://www.martinsmusic.freeserve.co.uk/)

Vincent Fandango
19-01-2002, 21:21:30
Only here (http://stations.mp3s.com/stations/164/loud_medicineradio_planet_x.html)

*End Is Forever*
20-01-2002, 15:39:10
Um... Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)...?

*End Is Forever*
20-01-2002, 15:40:09
...which was, er, January 1999 I think.

Provost Harrison
20-01-2002, 16:52:32
Hmmm, Pretty Fly For A White Guy is OK. I don't mind some of them like MSP or Oasis is bearable, but no. 1's are generally shit. But the last one I 'really' like, well, going back into 1998 now and still no joy. The Drugs Don't Work in 1997 was pretty good. Apart from that they were mostly abysmal. Lets face it, if you want good music, don't listen to the charts ;)

Lazarus and the Gimp
20-01-2002, 17:18:52
Last really great number 1 - "Ghost Town" in 1981. Last number I liked? Probably "Brimful of Asha" by Cornershop.

Provost Harrison
20-01-2002, 20:15:42
A fine choice Laz. I couldn't be arsed dredging through the archives that far back to find something I liked at no. 1. I'd gone right back to the beginning of the 90s and they were none that really made me think 'what a great song!'.

Vincent Fandango
20-01-2002, 20:33:35
1998 13 Dec Teletubbies - "Teletubbies Say 'Eh-Oh' "

Lazarus and the Gimp
20-01-2002, 23:01:21
If there's any justice Massive Attack will get a number 1 this year.

Provost Harrison
21-01-2002, 00:15:59
Or Craig David will have a Massive Heart Attack :lol:

*End Is Forever*
21-01-2002, 01:10:45
Hmm... had a look through, here's the only one's I even liked on that list...

Jan 99 - The Offspring, Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)
Feb 97 - No Doubt, Don't Speak
Oct 96 - Deep Blue Something, Breakfast At Tiffany's
May 95 - Oasis, Some Might Say
Oct 93 - Meat Loaf, I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)
Nov 91 - Vic Reeves/Wonderstuff - Dizzy
Mar 91 - The Clash, Should I Stay Or Should I Go

What are the Clash doing in 1991?

*End Is Forever*
21-01-2002, 01:14:23
Looking further back, a real gem...

22 November 1975

Billy Connolly - D.I.V.O.R.C.E.

Classic comedy. :)

Funkodrom
21-01-2002, 09:34:24
5 Sept 1998 Manic Street Preachers If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next

Then Brimful of Asher and, The Verve before then.

Of course the one to remember is, 5th Jan (my birthday) 1991 Iron Maiden Bring Your Daughter...To The Slaughter

King_Ghidra
21-01-2002, 10:00:40
my god you guys are fussy/weird - i don't see what's not to like about any of these:
(although i'm wary of getting into a discussion about it :D (music taste is music taste is music taste))

Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out Of My Head
Limp Bizkit - Rollin'
Madonna - Music
Spiller - Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)
Fragma - Toca's Miracle [what a video!]
Manic Street Preachers - The Masses Against The Classes

if the chemical brothers star guitar doesn't make no 1 i'll be upset :(

Spartak
21-01-2002, 12:10:41
17 Dec 2000 Bob The Builder Can We Fix It?

I didn't like anything in 2001 or 1999. I liked the all saints so 2001 wasn't a complete washout.

Snapcase
21-01-2002, 14:03:58
So no-one likes More Than A Woman, then? :(

Funkodrom
21-01-2002, 14:12:50
Not really. It's got one of those garage beats that really get on my nerves.

Snapcase
21-01-2002, 14:16:32
How on earth is that Garage? What I dislike about Garage is that it's just normal disco-pop in barely hidden disguise- This is a sampleless hip-hop beat overlaid with R&B vocals, ie. new generation Urban R&B. Garage? Geez.

Funkodrom
21-01-2002, 14:20:01
Well... whatever you call it it's one of those beats that just misses out playing anything on the beats that ought to be driving the song forward so it feels stop starty and messy.

If I'm going to listen to hip-hop I want something more old school and funky or with a bit of drive to it.

Snapcase
21-01-2002, 14:25:34
I feel a slightly stop-start beat construction is a natural progression in breakbeat creation- I used to dislike it too, until I "figured it out" as the perfectly understandable offspring of Electro-Funk and Techno. It's a bit like a latino or jazz rhythm, really.

Now, for really disorienting unintuitive music with illogical stop-starts, "Alternative" is the way to go. Need I point out the stutter in that damn System of a Down song you keep droning on about?

*End Is Forever*
21-01-2002, 14:30:56
I don't think you trust in my self-righteous suicide, why cry when angels deserve to die?

Now who is the musical racist? :)

Snapcase
21-01-2002, 14:36:18
All right! I admit it! I'm biased against armenian-american metal!

*End Is Forever*
21-01-2002, 14:37:29
:lol:

Funkodrom
21-01-2002, 14:46:20
Originally posted by Snapcase
I feel a slightly stop-start beat construction is a natural progression in breakbeat creation- I used to dislike it too, until I "figured it out" as the perfectly understandable offspring of Electro-Funk and Techno. It's a bit like a latino or jazz rhythm, really.

Now, for really disorienting unintuitive music with illogical stop-starts, "Alternative" is the way to go. Need I point out the stutter in that damn System of a Down song you keep droning on about?

I don't really like many jazz or latino rhythms either. *shrug* Maybe it's just me. I didn't say it was bad, I just don't like it.

Hmmm... funny, I think System of a Down are one of the most accessible heavy bands around at the moment. A lot of people I know really like them even if they aren't really into metal music.

*End Is Forever*
21-01-2002, 14:53:18
I think they're alright... I really like Chop Suey (in fact, I bought the single, albeit with the 4 I had over on some vouchers)...

Funkodrom
21-01-2002, 14:55:15
Yeah, and you aren't a metalhead at all.

Funkodrom
21-01-2002, 14:55:36
That's not meant as an insult BTW. ;)

*End Is Forever*
21-01-2002, 14:58:52
:lol: true...

All my best friends are metalheads...

:smoke:

Funkodrom
21-01-2002, 15:00:21
Who's that by? Atari Teenage Riot? Saw the video the other day. Interesting.

Snapcase
21-01-2002, 15:00:22
Even generally, Metal is curiously flat and lifeless, with the backbeat more an afterthought than a central feature. I can't bring together someone liking both Funk and Metal in my head, somehow- they're just so diametrically opposed. Except on Maggot Brain, I suppose.

*End Is Forever*
21-01-2002, 15:03:16
All My Best Friends Are Metalheads is a Less Than Jake song...

Atari Teenage Riot? Bah! :mad: ;)

Funkodrom
21-01-2002, 15:05:35
There are quite a few funky hip-hop bands with metal influences. Cypress Hill being the obvious example. Some of Rage Against the Machine's stuff is extremely funky.

*End Is Forever*
21-01-2002, 15:07:39
Red Hot Chili Peppers anyone? :)

Snapcase
21-01-2002, 15:07:57
Yes, but they've all added funkiness to the music. Metal sans rap is just a bunch of sorrily-strung-toghether arhythmic base riffs. Fucking Tool and their damn 6/8 "beat".

*End Is Forever*
21-01-2002, 15:08:10
Not very hip-hop but undoubtedly funky with some metal influence...

Funkodrom
21-01-2002, 15:09:11
Originally posted by *End Is Forever*
All My Best Friends Are Metalheads is a Less Than Jake song...

Atari Teenage Riot? Bah! :mad: ;)

Ah! That's right, the Atari Teenage Riot song is the one I thought was interesting. Less than Jake surprised me by having a brass section and that not making them instantly shit. I had thought that Rocket from the Crypt were the exception to that rule.

*End Is Forever*
21-01-2002, 15:14:23
There are a few bands with brass sections that aren't shit... there are also plenty that are.

You might want to check out Capdown.