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February 11, 2008

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Tracy

68

Emily Alexis

That Uncle Sam song is a ridiculous R&B song about this guy who finds a letter written by his best friend all about how he's cheating with his girl. Its pretty bad. However, I do still favor 1998 because thats the year I graduated high school, and those songs have some fun memories.

HeatherMichelle

I am torn between 1978 and 1988. I would usually say that I hate 70's music and that I am an 80's child but that 70's list has quite a few of the songs I did like from the 70's while the 80's list has quite a few songs for which “hate” is too light a word. I abhor those Expose and Eric Carmen songs. And don’t get me started on the 2008 list. That is crap.

Thanks, Bean, for making me question my musical taste.

Fleiter

68

steven

I think it's kind of sad that the last "Rock" song to chart during this week in the last few decades is "How's it going to be" by Third Eye Blind.

iheartbean

I favor the 1978 list. I was 11 months old when that list came out, but I love it. Billy Joel is my favorite artist of all time. Love the BeeGees too. I don't recognize the Uncle Sam song either.

bruin

Gotta go with 78, I hated disco as a teen but the 80's/90's/00's pop music is crap. At least the 70's songs have a kitsch quality to them. Bean, haven't heard anything new about Andy Gibb lately. Anything new on the horizon?

Lynn

Boy, I must be old, but then again I've been listening to XXXX when it first came on in the seventies. The list for 1968 has the most songs that I like. 78 has one song that I like, by Queen. I like Foreigner, Inxs, & Pet Shop Boys for '88, but none of my favorite artists. For '98 I only liked Third Eye Blind from the list, and for 2008, they all suck.

Lynn

Boy, I must be old, but then again I've been listening to KROQ when it first came on in the seventies. The list for 1968 has the most songs that I like. 78 has one song that I like, by Queen. I like Foreigner, Inxs, & Pet Shop Boys for '88, but none of my favorite artists. For '98 I only liked Third Eye Blind from the list, and for 2008, they all suck.

Jennifer W.

I think it has to be the February 11, 1978 list...any list with two Bee Gee songs has to be the winner.

Chris


I have to go with the 1978 list. It was the only one I read that I sang the songs to. I may know the songs of the others, but I really liked recalling the songs from the 78 list.

These are the kind of songs I like hearing when I am ripping open another computer...


Badafuco

It's a toss up between 1978 and 1988. Both have some good songs. I'm only 32 and I do not recognize a single song on the 2008 list. And I only recognize three of the artists on that same list. Wow, modern music sucks.

Frances

78

Also, if you're interested, and if you know how to work html, you can put a poll in your blog and let people vote. www.pulsepoll.com

Chrissy

Anything with Patrick Swayze has my vote! But the list with the most songs that I recognize and would listen to would have to be from 1978.

And thanks, Bean, for taking out Roy Scheider. Haven't you done enough celeb killing this year??

Abel

I would have to vote for 1988. I love that stuff. I am 31 and recognize most songs on the lists but almost none on the 68 list. As far as 2008 music sucking, somebody is buying it...

Marge

February 1978 ... I was a high school senior with the world at my feet!! I have to say that that Dan HIll song was just the best (at the time!!) and who didn't love "Short People"?! Just about the whole list makes me think: "I can remember just where I was when I heard that song!" Those were the good ol' days!! ;)

Janet

For sure 1978! Queen AND the Bee Gees! Just kidding about the BG's. The ONLY decent thing on the 2008 list is Flow Rida/Low, but not the air play version, the Travis Barker remix version is the best (check it out on YouTube).

Dierdre Jean

It would have to be the Feb. 11, 1978 list. I was a junior in high school, and my then boyfriend took me to see Billy Joel that year. Ah, memories.

Liz

i enojy the most recent 3....mostly because i was alive then and have heard the songs!

Lillian

It's a toss up between 1978 and 1988. What is up the 2008 list??

lynne_T

1978. The only decade that I know every song. Don't know any for 98 or 2008

Steve in Sun Valley

I'm going to go with the 1978 list. It has some great songs. The '88 list was good, but those songs are played constantly on Jack Radio, so they're still pretty "fresh". Sometime after the mid-90's, great pop music decided to leave the planet, and was replaced by Rap/Hip-Hop. I enjoy that crap as much as Mexican Banda and country music!

Steve Schroeder

The 78 list has the best songs. It could use a few more Gibb brothers, though.

It is hard to deny any list featuring "I Wanna Be Your Man" by Roger (where was Zapp?), though.

That Uncle Sam song is easily one of my favorites of all time. It is so wrong! I love when R'n'B gets mad.

K

I've gotta go with 68, definitely...

Grey


The list from 1988 I think is the best "sign-of-the-times" list here. It does the best job at capturing the music of the era, so it's the clear winner in my opinion.

Kings Fan

I'd go with 1988, with 1978 being a close second, followed by 1968. Wow, after seeing what's at the top of the charts the last two decades, it's no wonder our society is going to crap. Crap music being bought by crap people.

db

Wow music is getting worse

Geo

Even though it was a French guy with the number, I still have to go with 68. Good
memories there, thanks for that info Bean.

cathy g.

I am gonna have to say 1978... i do like some of the songs from 1988, but I loved disco as a kid ( I was 9 in 1978), and when I am feeling down I tend to gravitate back to it.

Greg Mucino

Week ending February 11, 1978 just has the right feel to it when all is said and done. I think it is interesting that some of us that are in our 30's have lost touch with the music of today. I still try to stay active with the music that is played on the airways and not just turn away and live with music of my youth. But Hey! Whatever works for you! Good Times.

LA

I'd say 78 followed by '68 followed by '88.

LS

The 70's for sure!!!! Love all those songs--BeeGees, Andy Gibb,Queen,Billy Joel....by far the best top 10

Chad

Gotta go with 1988 - how do you vote against Roger Troutman and his magic talk box? Though "Nobody But Me" by the Human Beinz is one of my favorite songs...

Janel

My vote is for '88

EditThis

I'd have to go with '88 with '78 coming in second. 1988 was a little late in the 80s for songs I love but there's some great music on that list, even still. And while I generally hate music from the 70s, there's good songs on that list, too. Once you weed out the disco. I was also surprised looking at the lists from the last 20 years to see how crappy music has gotten. I guess we all favor songs familiar to our youth.

Mary

Definitely 1968! I have never even HEARD of any of the 2008 ones!

Dan

I would have to vote for the 1998 list! You've got some great stuff there with Puff, Third Eye Blind, Savage Garden!!! I am a huge rock fan and I can sadly say that Usher's Nice and Slow was a guilty pleasure. "It's seven o'clock on the dot... i'm in my drop top ready to go!!!" Still know most of the lyrics! Nice set of lists though!

Stormbringer

1978 hands down...you got all four Gibb brothers holding down 3 spots, a rocking anthem by Queen and the best song about midgets ever!

Terena

Thanks for writing this.

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