Thursday, August 28, 2014

CAFFE` LATTE`TOP 2000 TRACKS {EXPANDED EDITION}

#1525 GOTTA SERVE SOMEBODY Bob Dylan
From his much maligned born again Christian period, Bob Dylan served up his "Gotta Serve Somebody"; a self-penned track off his 1979 album 'Slow Train Coming'.

#1526 YOUNG TURKS Rod Stewart
In 1981, Rod Stewart unleashed his 'Tonight I'm Yours' album. It contained the hit song "Young Turks", a synth pop track he co-wrote with Carmine Appice, Duane Hitchings and Kevin Savigar. 

The list is a ranking made up of the songs I enjoy the most, ranked in order of preference: the higher we go, the more I cherish them. Some were released as singles, others as album tracks. Some are obscure; others were worldwide hits or have universal appeal. They aren't always the most famous or popular, but simply a personal choice.This expanded section now includes songs from the last few years. I hope you find some new tracks to love, or re-discover some past favourites.
Along with climbing among the Top 200 each day, 2 new songs ranked in positions 1501-2000 will also be added daily.
CAFFE` LATTE` TOP 2000 TRACKS

#188 I'M STILL STANDING Elton John
The 'Too Low For Zero' album remains 1 of Elton John's best releases from the 1980s. It found him re-united with longtime collaborator Bernie Taupin. The result was some of their best songs in years. In 1983, "I'm Still Standing" became the LP's biggest hit. The single reached #1 in Canada and Switzerland. In the UK, it peaked at #4; 3 in Australia and 12 in the USA.
 
This is a list made up of the songs I enjoy the most, ranked in order of preference: the higher we go, the more I cherish them. Some were released as singles, others as album tracks. Some are obscure; others were worldwide hits or have universal appeal. They aren't always the most famous or popular, but simply a personal choice. I have excluded songs from the last few years in order to get a better idea of a song's lasting impression. I hope you find some new tracks to love, or re-discover some past favourites.
A new song from the Top 200 is added each day, while another 2 are also included from positions 1501-2000 daily. Check back here every 12 hours for an update of the 2000.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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Caffe` Latte` presents...
THE ALL-TIME TOP 100 MUSIC VIDEOS
This update continues with #40-36:

36 ALL THE LOVERS Kylie Minogue 2010 [dir: Joseph Kahn]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu411Pf8Kb8   
 37 HYPERBALLAD Bjork 1996 [dir: Michel Gondry]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0Pv-UkoRC4 
 
 38 CRY Godley & Creme 1985 [dir: Godley & Creme]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxtPRF6NG7I     
 39 SINGLE LADIES (PUT A RING ON IT) Beyonce' 2008 [dir: Jake Nava]
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x74puc_beyonce-single-ladies-official-musi_music        
   
40 SMOOTH CRIMINAL Michael Jackson 1987 [dir: Colin Chilvers]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj4zNWW2nvY     

41 ELTON'S SONG Elton John 1981 [dir: Russell Mulcahy]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qkd6iEL1Jw     

42 COME INTO MY WORLD Kylie Minogue 2002 [dir: Michel Gondry]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Fe1Scu5fdw    

43 RELAX Frankie Goes To Hollywood 1983 [dir: Bernard Rose- (explicit video)]
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x12zxk_frankie-goes-to-hollywood-relax_music     

44 DA FUNK Daft Punk 1995 [dir: Spike Jonze]
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x104oj_daft-punk-da-funk_music   
  
45 ONE U2 1991 [dir: Mark Pellington]
http://videosift.com/video/U2-One-Buffalo-version    

46 G.U.Y. Lady Gaga 2014 [dir: Lady Gaga]
http://vevo.ly/PQ4N4F
     
 47 I'M STILL STANDING Elton John 1983 [dir: Russell Mulcahy]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHwVBirqD2s  
   48 MIRRORS Justin Timberlake 2013 [dir: Floria Sigismondi]
http://www.jukebo.com/justin-timberlake/music-clip,mirrors,x5zlxk.html 
  49 WILD BOYS Duran Duran 1984 [dir: Russell Mulcahy]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYLesOsve2I      

50 CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD Kylie Minogue 2001 [dir: Dawn Shadforth]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFx3WX4DES0     

51 LEAVE ME ALONE Michael Jackson 1989 [dir: Jim Blashfield]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uEIvzbmwG0     

52 LOVESTONED/ I THINK SHE KNOWS INTERLUDE  Justin Timberlake 2007 [dir: Robert Hales]
http://www.jukebo.com/justin-timberlake/music-clip,lovestoned-i-think-she-knows-interlude,5l5mk.html    

53 DANCING ON THE CEILING Lionel Richie 1986 [dir: Stanley Donen]
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1w9m1_lionel-richie-dancing-on-the-ceilin_music        

54 WE DIDN'T START THE FIRE Billy Joel 1989 [dir: Chris Blum]
http://www.billyjoel.com/we-didnt-start-the-fire-video      

55 ROCKARIA! Electric Light Orchestra 1977
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfK8t4j7I64         

56 ROCK YOUR BODY Justin Timberlake 2003 [dir: Francis Lawrence]
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x18wig_justin-timberlake-rock-your-body_music       

57 WE MADE YOU Eminem 2009 [dir: Joseph Kahn]
http://www.jukebo.com/justin-timberlake/music-clip,cry-me-a-river,s0ksx.html

58 CALIFORNICATION Red Hot Chili Peppers 2000 [dir: Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris]
http://redhotchilipeppers.com/videos/9-californication     

59 LIKE A PRAYER Madonna 1989 [dir: Mary Lambert]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79fzeNUqQbQ     

60 HEY YA Outkast 2003 [dir: Bryan Barber]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWgvGjAhvIw    

61 TONIGHT, TONIGHT Smashing Pumpkins 1996 [dir: Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOG3eus4ZSo      

62 CRY ME A RIVER Justin Timberlake 2002 [dir: Francis Lawrence]
http://www.jukebo.com/justin-timberlake/music-clip,cry-me-a-river,s0ksx.html
    
63 BAD Michael Jackson 1987 [dir: Martin Scorsese]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsUXAEzaC3Q     

64 JEREMY Pearl Jam 1992 [dir: Mark Pellington]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS91knuzoOA    

65 FAST CAR Tracy Chapman 1988 [dir: Matt Mahurin]
http://vimeo.com/66531862     
     
66 CLOSER Nine Inch Nails 1994 [dir: Mark Romanek]* uncensored version
http://vimeo.com/3554226   

67 HUMAN BEHAVIOUR Bjork 1993 [dir: Michael Gondry]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WEtxJ4-sh4&feature=kp      

68 ROCKIT Herbie Hancock 1983 [dir: Godley & Creme]
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xzcuqj_herbie-hancock-rockit_music     

69 SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT Nirvana 1991 [dir: Samuel Bayer]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTWKbfoikeg&feature=kp   

70 DON'T COME AROUND HERE NO MORE Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 1985 [dir: Jeff Stein]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0JvF9vpqx8&feature=kp      

71 WATERFALLS TLC 1995 [dir: F. Gary Gray]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WEtxJ4-sh4&feature=kp      

72 VERTIGO U2 2004 [dir: Alex (Courtes) & Martin (Fougerol)]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98W9QuMq-2k&feature=kp     

73 COMING UP Paul McCartney 1980 [dir: Keith McMillan]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnHu-WLvY5U&feature=kp       
  
74 BETTE DAVIS EYES Kim Carnes 1981 [dir: Russell Mulcahy]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPOIS5taqA8&feature=kp    
              
75 TOXIC Britney Spears 2004 [dir: Joseph Khan]
http://vimeo.com/6997840     
     
76 STAN Eminem 2000 [dir: Philip Atwell & Dre]
http://vimeo.com/70199508         

77 OPPOSITES ATTRACT Paula Abdul 1989 [dir: Candace Reckinger & Michael Patterson]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xweiQukBM_k&feature=kp    

78 EPIC Faith No More 1990 [dir: Ralph Ziman]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZG_k5CSYKhg&feature=kp   

79 WEAPON OF CHOICE Fatboy Slim 2001 [dir: Spike Jonz]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM1fkHQP_Pw    

80 WAKE ME UP WHEN SEPTEMBER ENDS Green Day 2005 [dir: Samuel Bayer]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjNJmwwf7QA&feature=kp    

81 NOVEMBER RAIN Guns N' Roses 1992 [dir: Andrew Morahan]
http://www.gunsnroses.com/media/videos/19832/27902     

82 MONEY, MONEY, MONEY Abba 1976 [dir: Lasse Hallstrom]
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x22rmr_abba-money-money-money_music           

83 WICKED GAME Chris Isaak 1991 [dir: Herb Ritts]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5D3Nl1GZzuw  

84 SCREAM Michael & Janet Jackson 1995 [dir: Mark Romanek]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P4A1K4lXDo&feature=kp     

85 OUTSIDE George Michael 1998 [dir: Vaughan Arnell]
http://www.contactmusic.com/video/george-michael-outside  

86 AROUND THE WORLD Daft Punk 1997 [dir: Michel Gondry]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9MszVE7aR4&feature=kp  

87 PRAISE YOU Fatboy Slim 1998 [dir: Spike Jonze]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ex1qzIggZnA     

88 THE STORY OF MY LIFE One Direction 2013 [dir: Ben Winston]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-TE_Ys4iwM      

89 WUTHERING HEIGHTS Kate Bush 1978 [dir: Keith McMillian]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW3gKKiTvjs&feature=kp   

90 BEAUTIFUL Christina Aguilera 2002 [dir: Jonas Akerlund]
http://www.christinaaguilera.com/us/videos/beautiful  

91 AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK Godley & Creme 1979 [dir: Godley & Creme]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veLC6gpNsSQ    

92 TRUE FAITH New Order 1987 [dir: Philippe Decoufle']
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfI1S0PKJR8   
   
    93 IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME Cher 1989 [dir: Marty Callner]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AldUzWWq8iQ      
 
 94 REMEMBER THE TIME Michael Jackson 1992 [dir: John Singleton]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hSC7pPzMRs  
   
 95 ORINOCO FLOW (SAIL AWAY) Enya 1988 [dir: Michael Geoghegan]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTrk4X9ACtw&feature=kp     

96 WRECKING BALL Miley Cyrus 2013 [dir: Terry Richardson]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My2FRPA3Gf8&list=RDMy2FRPA3Gf8#t=0  

97 CALL ME MAYBE Carly Rae Jepsen 2011 [dir: Ben Knetchtel]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWNaR-rxAic&feature=kp   

98 SURVIVOR Destiny's Child 2001 [dir: Darren Grant]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wmc8bQoL-J0&feature=kp   

99 RASPBERRY BERET Prince 1985 [dir: Prince]
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/8305118/prince_raspberry_beret/   

100 VIVA LA VIDA Coldplay 2008 [dir: Hype Williams]
http://vimeo.com/18445538

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CAFFE` LATTE`TOP 2000 TRACKS {EXPANDED EDITION}

#1523 I FOUGHT THE LAW The Clash
The Clash recorded its remake of "I Fought The Law" in 1977. Sonny Curtis, its writer, was a member of Buddy Holly's band The Crickets.

#1524 YOU CAN'T GET WHAT YOU WANT (TILL YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WANT) Joe Jackson
Upbeat jazz influences and horns complement "You Can't Get What You Want" by Joe Jackson, a self-penned track from his 1984 'Body and Soul' album.

The list is a ranking made up of the songs I enjoy the most, ranked in order of preference: the higher we go, the more I cherish them. Some were released as singles, others as album tracks. Some are obscure; others were worldwide hits or have universal appeal. They aren't always the most famous or popular, but simply a personal choice.This expanded section now includes songs from the last few years. I hope you find some new tracks to love, or re-discover some past favourites.
Along with climbing among the Top 200 each day, 2 new songs ranked in positions 1501-2000 will also be added daily.
CAFFE` LATTE` TOP 2000 TRACKS

#189 THE LOOK OF LOVE Dusty Springfield
1967 saw the release of the film 'Casino Royale'. This was a spoof revolving around the spy James Bond and is not an Eon-released film. Dusty Springfield's reading of "The Look Of Love" is 1 of its few redeeming features. 
The memorable song delivers a cool '60s feel to the film, thanks largely to the arrangement and Springfield's unique vocal style. Burt Bacharach had been asked to score the film. He composed "The Look Of Love". Lyrics were written by his regular songwriting partner at the time, Hal David. Phil Ramone handled its production.
"The Look..." was nominated for Best Original Song at the 1968 Academy Awards. It was beaten by "Talk to the Animals" from 'Doctor Dolittle'. Released as a single, the disc reached the Top 40 in the USA and Canada. In the UK, "The Look..." was the B-side for Springfield's "Give Me Time", which peaked at #24 in 1967. While the film was unspectacular, this song has proven to be timeless. 
 
This is a list made up of the songs I enjoy the most, ranked in order of preference: the higher we go, the more I cherish them. Some were released as singles, others as album tracks. Some are obscure; others were worldwide hits or have universal appeal. They aren't always the most famous or popular, but simply a personal choice. I have excluded songs from the last few years in order to get a better idea of a song's lasting impression. I hope you find some new tracks to love, or re-discover some past favourites.
A new song from the Top 200 is added each day, while another 2 are also included from positions 1501-2000 daily. Check back here every 12 hours for an update of the 2000.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

CAFFE` LATTE`TOP 2000 TRACKS {EXPANDED EDITION}

#1521 MOSCOW Genghis Khan 
German group Genghis Khan recorded "Moscow", written by Ralph Siegel and Bernd Meiunger, originally in German but followed with an English version in 1980. It was an Australian #1 at the time of Moscow's Summer Olympics. 

#1522 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC Wild Cherry
Mixing funk with rock, Wild Cherry created a #1 hit when they dropped "Play That Funky Music" in 1976. The song was written and produced by group member Robert Parissi.

The list is a ranking made up of the songs I enjoy the most, ranked in order of preference: the higher we go, the more I cherish them. Some were released as singles, others as album tracks. Some are obscure; others were worldwide hits or have universal appeal. They aren't always the most famous or popular, but simply a personal choice.This expanded section now includes songs from the last few years. I hope you find some new tracks to love, or re-discover some past favourites.
Along with climbing among the Top 200 each day, 2 new songs ranked in positions 1501-2000 will also be added daily.