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Crazy Little Thing Called Love  performed by Queen  1980
Recommended by acidburn [profile]

from Game


What’s Baby Singin’  performed by Himiko Kikuchi  1980
Recommended by Festy [profile]

Sublime bossa from Japan's Himiko Kikuchi. The sound of a soprano sax causes many to reach for the "off" switch (thanks Kenny G!), but Himiko has made it not only acceptable again, but almost hip (almost!). The song starts off with baby noises, before wordless, female vocals come in and introduce the memorable melody. It then moves into a suitably paced bossa rhythm. I have been listening to this track for a few years now (courtesy of Compost Record's "Glücklich IV" compilation), and I just can't tire of it. It's one of my all time favourites.


available on CD - Glüklich IV (Compost Records)




  27 Oct 05 ·LadyS: I totaly agree with you! What´s baby singin´catch my ears since the first time i´ve listened to it on "Glücklich IV". This sax "a la Kenny G" could be avoided and a trombone would sound better, but even so this almost little slip is very well maked up by the great solo rhodes and the super cool female vocal singing a la Flora Purim the gorgeous melody, that grap in in your ears instantaneously. A lovely, sweet and beautiful song that won´t never stop to play at my playlist. Classic!
Hey! Little Child  performed by Alex Chilton  1980
Recommended by Ricard [profile]

Great garage rock track from Alex Chilton's fantastic "Life flies on sherbert" album. Really simple but infective riff, and a catchy shouty chorus. May be a bit of a surprise to people who've only heard Chilton's work with Big Star, as he'd obviously been heavily influenced by the New York garage bands he's been working with in the late 70's.

from Life Flies on Sherbert (Aura)


A Means To An End  performed by Joy Division  1980
Recommended by Durruti [profile]

It's from their last studio album. It's a stand-out.

from Closer, available on CD



  24 Jul 05 ·kohl: indeed. a great track it is.
Passover  performed by Joy Division  1980
Recommended by Durruti [profile]

from Closer


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