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  • Top 10 survey

    Lug 22 2008, 18:11

    Name your top 10 most played artists on Last.fm:

    1 Duran Duran

    2 Siouxsie and the Banshees

    3 Culture Club

    4 Human League

    5 B-52's

    6 Garbage

    7 The Cure

    8 Blondie

    9 Madonna

    10 Dead or Alive

    Now answer the questions according to the numbers:

    What was the first song you ever heard by 6?
    - "Queer" or "Only Happy When It Rains", whatever their first big single was back in '95. (I think it was “Only Happy When It Rains”)

    What is your favourite album of 3?
    - Gonna have to go with "Colour By Numbers", because it contains my 2 fave songs by them.

    What is your favourite lyric that 5 has sung?
    -Oh, that’s a good one, I'll have to think about that………………………. “Here comes a stingray, there goes a mantaray, in walks a jellyfish, there goes a dogfish, chased by a catfish, in flew to a sea robin, watch out for that piranha, there goes a narwhal. Here comes a bikini whale!!”

    How many times have you seen 4 live?
    - 2X I think (they were all at festivals with many artists, not just the usual 1-opening-act- and-the-headliner type of concerts).

    What is your favourite song by 7?
    - Why Can't I Be You!! Which I'm a little miffed they didn't play that in concert here last week (now a few weeks ago).

    What is a good memory you have involving the music of 10?
    - Getting "Youthquake" and listening to it in the car on the way to school.

    Is there a song of 3 that makes you sad?
    - Yes, "Black Money", though I avoid songs that make me sad, so I don't listen to that much.

    What is your favourite lyric that 2 has sung?
    - The aperture shuts--too much exposure... another shutterslut wincing... that kodakwhore winking
    I mean, COME ON, how can you not like a song with "shutterslut" and "kodakwhore" in the lyrics??

    What is your favourite song by 9?
    - Gonna have to go with "Vogue"

    How did you get into 3?
    - Heard them on the radio, probably, that and their videos.

    What was the first song you heard by 1?
    - "Hungry Like the Wolf", though that's not what got me into them.

    What is your favourite song by 4?
    - Either "Seconds", "The Lebanon", or "Don't You Want Me" they are all real close together around the #1 spot. If I HAD to pick one, I think “The Lebanon”

    How many times have you seen 9 live?
    - Don't even get me started on that-- 0. Have you seen the whopping long list of cities she played in the US on her last 2 tours (which coincidentally are nearly identical to each other)? Hello Madonna, there are people that don't live on the East or West Coasts!!

    What is a good memory you have involving 2?
    - The one and (unfortunately) only time I saw them live.

    Is there a song of 8 that makes you sad?
    - No, but like I said, I also avoid the sad songs. Who wants help getting sad?

    What is your favourite album of 5?
    - Can I cheat and say "Time Capsule: Songs For A Future Generation"? It has my faves all on one album. :)

    What is your favourite lyric that 3 has sung?
    - “Because the love that I have to give must be better than that kind. It can make you rich, it can make you poor, but I know that you….” Although I should note that I usually like songs for their beat, not for their lyrics.

    What is your favourite song of 1?
    - "A View To A Kill." Period.

    What is your favourite song of 10?
    - "You Spin Me Round", DUH!

    How many times have you seen 8 live?
    -0 I've seen all of the top 7 above live, but 0 for 8-10. (I’m so out of the loop about this—damn! I just found out they are on a 30th Anniversary Tour right now (though they didn’t come here (big surprise).))

    What is your favourite album of 1?
    - Going to go old school and say their original, "Duran Duran"

    What is a great memory you have considering 9?
    - Hmmmmm, I guess the only time I heard "Vogue" played in a club, years after it came out, and seeing people Vogue-ing on the dance floor.

    What was the first song you heard by 8?
    - Wow, that's going back a LONG ways, I'll have to think about that one…………. Most likely it was “Heart of Glass” though I’m not entirely sure.

    What is your favourite cover by 2?
    - Hmmm, they did a whole albums of covers....... "The Passenger" for sure. I did hear the original version of "This Town Ain't Big Enough for the Both of Us" the other day on XM-- very cool. I want to gather together the orignal versions of all the songs from "Through the Looking Glass" (as well as "Thank You") and assemble them in the same order as the covers albums.


    P.S. I took this poll/survey in 2 pieces—6/26 and 7/22 (I had to get my last.fm top 10 back in the same order, so I didn’t have to start over). Also, these aren’t my top 10 fave artists ever, just the top played in iTunes (and thus last.fm). The top 4 are right, but after that it gets a bit jumbled. I’m working on getting my top 10 at least in order. I do like all the above 10 acts, but some acts in my last.fm charts are over-represented and some are un(der)-represented.