Sunday, December 23, 2012

Mixtape: Best of UK #1s 1982 - 2012

Yesterday I posted my favourite UK #1 hits between the years 1952 and 1981. Why? Because the UK #1 is now sixty years old. We've had sixty years of popular music, and the charting of the popularity of it. So I decided I wanted to celebrate the past sixty years of music by revealing my favourite #1 hits. Because sixty years is such a long time I've made two lists, and this is the second one.

This Mixtape celebrates my favourite #1 hits from 1982 to 2012. This list of songs isn't as good as the list I put up yesterday, in my opinion anyway, because my favourite songs from the past 30 years hardly chart, nevermind get to #1. But there are some great tracks here, I'm sure you'll appreciate.

Don't know much about Mixtapes? Here are the rules. 

A Mixtape is a playlist of a certain genre, band or era. The list is generally 80 minutes long, the same length of a blank CD, with further recommendations if some of the songs aren't to your taste. Remember kids, downloading is wrong! 

So here we go! Here's a list of my favourite #1 hits from 1982 to 2012, with the date it got to the #1 spot! Enjoy!

This Mixtape is now available to listen to fully on YouTube so subscribe to me if you want to listen to it properly. Enjoy!
  1. Eye of the Tiger - Survivor (04/09/1982)
  2. Let's Dance - David Bowie (09/04/1983)
  3. Stand By Me - Ben E. King (21/02/1987)
  4. Goody Two Shoes - Adam Ant (12/06/1982)
  5. Should I Stay or Should I Go? - The Clash (03/03/1991)
  6. House of Fun - Madness (29/05/1982)
  7. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (15/12/1991)
  8. Dancing in the Street - Mick Jagger and David Bowie (07/09/1985)
  9. Your Woman - White Town (19/01/1997)
  10. Country House - Blur (20/08/1995)
  11. Brimful of Asha (Norman Cook Mix) - Cornershop (22/02/1998)
  12. Don't Speak - No Doubt (16/02/1997)
  13. The Importance of Being Idle - Oasis (28/08/2005)
  14. When the Sun Goes Down - Arctic Monkeys (22/01/2006)
  15. Paradise - Coldplay (01/01/2012)
  16. Deeper Underground - Jamiroquai (19/07/1998)
  17. Dare - Gorillaz (04/09/2005)
  18. Pretty Fly (For a White Guy) - The Offspring (24/01/1999)
  19. Rollin' - Limp Bizkit (21/01/2001)
  20. Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine (20/12/2009)
Don't like some of these? Give these five a try...
  1. The Drugs Don't Work - The Verve (07/09/1997)
  2. Stay - Shakespears Sister (16/02/1992)
  3. Bring Me to Life - Evanescence (08/06/2003)
  4. Ruby - Kaiser Chiefs (25/02/2007)
  5. Vertigo - U2 (14/11/2004)
So that's it! I hope you enjoyed both of these playlists, or Mixtapes as I call them. Sure, I complain about the lack of quality songs getting up the charts nowadays, but that's obviously my opinion, an unpopular one based on the fact that in the end, it's a popularity contest for musicians. But we have had some great songs get up to the top, and I used to really love listening to the chart show when I was younger, so this was a trip down memory lane in a certain way. I hope it was for you too.

This will be my last piece of work before Christmas. As you have probably noticed, I don't write much at the moment. I would like to see if I can address that properly in the New Year, but we'll see. Either way, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas if you celebrate it, and a Happy New Year. Take care!

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