What would you consider over the years as the perfect pop song?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Scott S., Aug 9, 2018.

  1. The Killer

    The Killer I'm Gonna Get Your Gumbo

    King of the Road By Roger Miller, great lyric and melody, one of those songs that's so easy it sounds like it's writing itself as it goes along.
  2. HaileyMcComet

    HaileyMcComet Forum Resident

    Hong Kong, China

    "Your Smiling Face" - James Taylor

    Everything about it is a toe tapping good time.
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  3. Ristifer

    Ristifer Forum Resident

    Let's go with something more modern.

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  4. snepts

    snepts Forum Resident

    Eugene, OR
    Haven't read the whole thread, but I'll toss Daydream Believer out there.
    Used to know a woman named Jean. For whatever reason, she didn't like hearing her name in songs, but DB makes me think of her.
    I miss her, she hates me (not my fault, she just needs to be free and didn't know how to have it both ways, so she struggled with US).
    Like the great old song goes - It's a Thin Line Between Love and Hate. Oh well, we move on whether we want to or not.
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  5. savemenow

    savemenow Forum Resident

    SE Pa
    Katrina And the Waves Walking On Sunshine (1985)

  6. snepts

    snepts Forum Resident

    Eugene, OR
    As far as a "pop" song goes, I really like Earn Enough For Us off Skylarking.
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  7. pokemaniacjunk

    pokemaniacjunk Forum Resident

    south paris maine
    The Turtles - Happy Together
  8. nick99nack

    nick99nack Forum Resident

    Statesboro, GA
    10cc - The Dean and I
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  9. TerpStation

    TerpStation "Music's not for everyone."

    washington, dc
  10. KentishMan

    KentishMan Forum Resident

    The Bible - Honey Be Good


    Marshal Crenshaw - There She Goes


    Danny Wilson - Mary's Prayer


    The Lotus Eaters - The First Picture of You
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  11. setlistthief

    setlistthief Forum Resident

    Key West, Florida
    Little Red Corvette gets my vote.
  12. the riff in "The Rover"

    the riff in "The Rover" Active Member

    Like a Virgin - Madonna
    Good Vibrations - Beach Boys
    God Only Knows - Beach Boys
    Dancing Queen - ABBA
    My Sweet Lord - George Harrison
    In Dreams - Roy Orbison
    Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell
    Love Action - Human League
  13. cloudstr

    cloudstr Well-Known Member

  14. stetsonic

    stetsonic Forum Resident

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  15. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

    REO Speedwagon - Blazin' Your Own Trail Again

    Toto - Africa

    Eagles - Take It To The Limit

    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Straight Into Darkness

    Survivor - Popular Girl
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  16. motownmaniac

    motownmaniac Forum Resident

    The Chills - Heavenly Pop Hit ,

    Even the title says so .
  17. George Blair

    George Blair Forum Resident

    Portland, OR
    The Cure - Friday I'm In Love
  18. kwadguy

    kwadguy Forum Resident

    Cambridge, MA
    Yet another thread that immediately devolves into 'name a song you really like'.
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  19. Jimmy Mac

    Jimmy Mac Zooropa... better by design

    Newcastle, ON
    Beautiful Day or With or Without You by U2
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  20. Vivacious99

    Vivacious99 Well-Known Member

    Too many deserve the top spot, so instead i will rattle off a few potential contenders:

    Love Shack - B52s
    Girls Just Want to Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
    God Only Knows - Beach Boys
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  21. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Forum Resident

    Squeeze - Tempted.

  22. Khaki F

    Khaki F Forum Resident

    Kenosha, WI. USA
    Still no mention? For shame...

  23. TheMovieRad

    TheMovieRad Forum Resident

    Los Angeles, CA
    Badfinger "hold on"
    Lemonheads "into your arms"
    The la's "there she goes"
    Alan parsons project "dont answer me"
    Starship "sara"
  24. MothMonsterMan

    MothMonsterMan Forum Resident

    Tampa, FL USA
    I can. I can really argue with that. Why? Because it was ubiquitous for a time? So was 'gandum style'. Neither are 1/585,274,657 the pop song 'Eight Days a Week' is. And that's one of my least favorite Beatles songs.
    Question does a perfect pop song need to be hugely popular? Or is it just a style of music? If it's the latter I'd say Animal Collective (and Panda Bear), MGMT, Beach House, Belle & Sebastian, and Grizzly Bear have all put out songs in recent years I would describe as "perfect pop songs".
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2018
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  25. TheSeldomSeenKid

    TheSeldomSeenKid Forum Resident

    Based on the Music Artists you listed, thought you would like to know that I did list a Deerhunter Song(Snakeskin) in this thread, that was a great Pop Song(in the Style of Talking Heads-IMO), that was not typical of most of their Music, but of course with 7-%-80% of the Members here thinking that all Pop Songs originated in the 1960s/1970s, my Deerhunter Song listed did not get any 'Likes' I even provided a link for people to check it out.

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