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« on: Aug 02, 2006, 04:43 »

Q magazine has named the 50 records we are too embarrassed to admit that we own.

The top 10 includes Rebel Yell by Billy Idol, Rock'n'Roll Part 2 by Gary Glitter and Whatever You Want by Status Quo.

Barbra Streisand epic Woman In Love, Devil Woman by Sir Cliff Richard and I Could Be So Good For You by Minder star Dennis Waterman also make the list.

Top spot goes to the Electric Light Orchestra with their 1976 hit Livin' Thing.

"From the gloriously bonkers introduction to its flamenco guitar, it remains ever wonderful to the ear.

"ELO may never be fashionable but, in terms of sheer aural elation, this betters more revered bands' entire back catalogues," according to Q.

More Than A Feeling by Boston is second, followed by S Club 7.

Also hiding away in the top 50 are Ronan Keating's Life Is A Rollercoaster, Letter From America by The Proclaimers and Livin' La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin.

Q said: "They're the records it's OK to love."

The full list appears in the September issue of Q, out this week.

Top 20 Guilty Pleasures

1 Livin' Thing - ELO

2 More Than A Feeling - Boston

3 Don't Stop Movin' - S Club 7

4 I'm Not In Love - 10CC

5 Rock'n'Roll Part 2 - Gary Glitter

6 Cold As Ice - Foreigner

7 Rebel Yell - Billy Idol

8 Whatever You Want - Status Quo

9 Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty

10 I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor

11 Since You've Been Gone - Rainbow

12 Centrefold - J Geils Band

13 Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams

14 Never Ever - All Saints

15 Mr Boombastic - Shaggy

16 Owner Of A Lonely heart - Yes

17 Manic Monday - Bangles

18 Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds

19 Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper

20 Rock On - David Essex

Copyright Press Association 2006.
« Reply #1 on: Aug 04, 2006, 06:12 »

HOW CAN ANYBODY BE EMBARRASSED AT HAVING BOUGHT OR STILL OWN 'LIVIN' THING'. Maybe the chart represents the best single ever bought, written, produced etc. The whole list contains 19 classics in total. 15 of which i have in my collection. The one which should'nt be in this or any list for that matter for obvious reasons is the GG hit.
Heres to the remasters ....cheers
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« Reply #2 on: Aug 07, 2006, 01:44 »

Never mind a guilty pleasure, Livin' Thing is a timeless classic

I would have voted for Mr Blue Sky though !
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