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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    The irony in the first post was that I always thought American Pie was a number one hit, and as it was mentioned above, I had in mind that it was, but of course it only got to number two. I always confuse it with Vincent which did get to number one around the same time.
    I always thought American Pie got to number one too. Apparently Vincent was a bigger international hit.

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    Here's my list:

    1960s - This Old Heart of Mine - The Isley Brothers

    1970s - Metal Guru - T.Rex

    1980s - Just Like Heaven - The Cure

    1990s - Ode To My Family - The Cranberries

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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    The irony in the first post was that I always thought American Pie was a number one hit, and as it was mentioned above, I had in mind that it was, but of course it only got to number two. I always confuse it with Vincent which did get to number one around the same time.

    Though Maddonna total re-wrote it's History, did'nt she steer it to Number 1 in 1999/2000 though George?

    On a sub-note I hope if it was possible with Don not being as present as he was in the Music Industry that one day he and Maddonna can make a duet of his original version - that would be amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homewood View Post
    Here's my list:

    1960s - This Old Heart of Mine - The Isley Brothers

    1970s - Metal Guru - T.Rex

    1980s - Just Like Heaven - The Cure

    1990s - Ode To My Family - The Cranberries
    Number 3, 1, 29, and 38 respectively.

    Wasn't It's History one of Madonna's albums?
    I am now in my 40s (just in case anyone asks).

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    If we're just going for number one singles though...

    1960s - Mr Tambourine Man - The Byrds

    1970s - Metal Guru - T.Rex

    1980s - Under Pressure - Queen and David Bowie

    1990s - Fastlove - George Michael

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    1970s
    Some of these are songs that I remember and liked back then and others are ones I recently discovered and like now.

    Back Home -- England World Cup Squad (1970)
    Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) -- Benny Hill (1971)
    I Can See Clearly Now -- Johnny Nash (1972)
    Top Of The World -- The Carpenters (1973)
    You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me -- The New Seekers (1974)
    Rhinestone Cowboy -- Glen Campbell (1975)
    Fernando -- Abba (1976)
    Southern Nights -- Glen Campbell (1977)
    You're The One That I Want -- John Travolta & Olivia Newton John (1978)
    Heart Of Glass -- Blondie (1979)

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    Quote Originally Posted by victorbrunswick View Post
    1970s
    Some of these are songs that I remember and liked back then and others are ones I recently discovered and like now.

    Back Home -- England World Cup Squad (1970)
    Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) -- Benny Hill (1971)
    I Can See Clearly Now -- Johnny Nash (1972)
    Top Of The World -- The Carpenters (1973)
    You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me -- The New Seekers (1974)
    Rhinestone Cowboy -- Glen Campbell (1975)
    Fernando -- Abba (1976)
    Southern Nights -- Glen Campbell (1977)
    You're The One That I Want -- John Travolta & Olivia Newton John (1978)
    Heart Of Glass -- Blondie (1979)

    Heart Of Glass by the great Blondie/Debroah Harry definitley deserves a nomination of one of the greatest 70s songs I think, as does Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles

    I remember the first time I properly heard Heart Of Glass in full in the mid 90s on Sat/Sun Morning Kids Telly and thought wow "how on earth can someone sing like that as if singing through gritted Teeth", but of course Debbbie/Blondie held that one to her advantage in my opinion, just like Bonnie Tyler's extremeties of going from Low-Pitched voice to High Pitched with Total Eclipse Of The
    Heart

    This for/to me as like with Kim Wilde's Kids In America dersves a honourable mention for the 1980s 9Aand again Kids In America stood the test of time 10/15 years later like Heart Of Glass did) from hearing it again - for the first time in full accomponied by an American Video on Grange Hll a full 10 years later when Mike and Georgina was breaking up and Mike was off to Uni in California!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homewood View Post
    I always thought American Pie got to number one too. Apparently Vincent was a bigger international hit.
    This is a strange one (let alone the great song of Vincent in itself) I think Homewood, as I have read in my qaurters that Don was an extremley talented writer who has never got the credit he truly deserves and is worthy of. this is more so given how fragmented together certain versuses/coruses and lines of American Pie refer to!!

    back to what i was also going to say though - look at elton john's Candle I The wind (1997 English Rose Princes Diana Tribute version), as emotional as it was just as it was re; the late and great Marilyn Monroe Tribute one and added that it was one of (if not one of the fastest selling "Singles" of all time - though it was not in the charts too long at Number 1 a lot of people may argue "Something About The Way You Look Tonight" (the "B" Single) did better just like Vincent v American Pie - though of course it could never do that given the imoprtance of such a Tribute Song, but it was certainly an amazing choice on Elton's part as a a Song in general and a "B" Song as I can attestan to by the amount of playing and wearing my Tape got on the Car Radio (yeah I was still on Tapes then - even in 97!!!) until I bought CDs for myself and my Mum of it a few years later

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    I rate both Vincent and American Pie highly, I have to say. They're great songs 80sChav. I'm not too familiar with the work of Don McLean but I'd be interested to hear more based on those two songs. I've checked out his discography and it's quite extensive. He's released 21 studio albums and 4 live albums so I have a lot of catching up to do!

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    1970s - Pink Floyd - "Run Like Hell"

    1980s - Kate Bush - "Cloudbusting"

    1990s - Snap! - "Rhythm Is A Dancer"

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