Rank This Years Model

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Rank This Years Model

Postby King Hoarse » Wed Jun 30, 2004 6:56 pm

Face the music: Rank the songs from This Years Model from best to worst (read: favourite - least favourite).

Face the facts: Radio Radio is on CD1 of the latest reissue, so it's IN. If you don’t rank ALL the songs that are on MY list (English & American versions) I will put in the missing numbers wherever I want. I’m the great dictator. It’s all so calculated. I have a calculator. I will (insert Rebel Rebel riff) return...with the results in a week or so.

1. Lipstick Vogue
2. This Year’s Girl
3. The Beat
4. Night Rally
5. Radio Radio
6. Pump It Up
7. No Action
8. Chelsea
9. Lip Service
10. Hand In Hand
11. You Belong To Me
12. Little Triggers
13. Living In Paradise

(I think Hand In Hand is a better song than Lip Service, but I really like the album version of the latter. I wish they would have played Hand In Hand and some of the other songs as fast they did live. You Belong To Me suffers the most from this, but it also applies to The Beat and Radio Radio. I'm glad my record player has a good pitcher!)
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Postby Watching_Detectives » Wed Jun 30, 2004 7:51 pm

1. Chelsea
2. Radio Radio
3. Little Triggers
4. Lipstick Vogue
5. No Action
6. Pump it Up
7. The Beat
8. Hand in Hand
9. Living in Paradise
10. Night Rally
11. This Year's Girl
12. Lip Service
13. You belong to me.
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Postby Branst » Thu Jul 01, 2004 12:56 am

01. Lip Service
02. (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
03. Little Triggers
04. No Action
05. Hand In Hand
06. The Beat
07. This Year's Girl
08. Living In Paradise
09. Radio Radio
10. Pump It Up
11. You Belong To Me
12. Lipstick Vogue
13. Night Rally

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Postby wehitandrun » Thu Jul 01, 2004 1:26 am

01. The Beat
02. Chelsea
03. Night Rally
04. Lipstick Vogue
05. Pump It Up
06. Little Triggers
07. Hand In Hand
08. This Year's Girl
09. Living in Paradise
10. Lip Service
11. Radio Radio
12. You Belong To Me
13. No Action
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Postby Copenhagen Fan » Thu Jul 01, 2004 3:12 am

1. Lipstick Vogue
2. Radio Radio
3. Chelsea
4. No Action
5. Night Rally
6. Living In Paradise
7. Hand In Hand
8. The Beat
9. This Year’s Girl
10. Pump It Up
11. Lip Service
12. You Belong To Me
13. Little Triggers
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Postby Gillibeanz » Thu Jul 01, 2004 5:55 am

1. Hand In Hand
2. No Action
3. Chelsea
4. This Year’s Girl
5. Pump It Up
6. Radio Radio
7. You Belong To Me
8. Lipstick Vogue
9. Night Rally
10. Little Triggers
11. The Beat
12. Lip Service
13. Living In Paradise
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Postby laughingcrow » Thu Jul 01, 2004 7:36 am

1 Lip Service
2 Lipstick Vogue
3 Radio Radio
4 Chelsea
5 Night Rally
6 You Belong To Me
7 This Year’s Girl
8 Hand In Hand
9 Pump It Up
10 The Beat
11 Living In Paradise
12 No Action
13 Little Triggers

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Postby Bob And Charlotte » Thu Jul 01, 2004 8:25 am

01. No Action
02. Hand In Hand
03. The Beat
04. Pump It Up
05. You Belong To Me
06. Chelsea
07. This Year’s Girl
08. Little Triggers
09. Night Rally
10. Lip Service
11. Living In Paradise
12. Lipstick Vogue
13. Radio Radio

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Postby Copenhagen Fan » Thu Jul 01, 2004 9:29 am

Bob and Charlotte

is Radio Radio no. 13 because it's burnt out, or just because you think it's shitty?
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Postby wehitandrun » Thu Jul 01, 2004 11:53 am

This is crazy talk. Have you guys HEARD The Beat?!
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Postby Bob And Charlotte » Thu Jul 01, 2004 1:12 pm

Copenhagen Fan wrote:Bob and Charlotte

is Radio Radio no. 13 because it's burnt out, or just because you think it's shitty?



02 reasons:

because it´s burnt out and because its much worst than Lipstick Vogue (which is, at the moment, my least fave. TYM track)

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Postby Bob And Charlotte » Thu Jul 01, 2004 1:13 pm

wehitandrun wrote:This is crazy talk. Have you guys HEARD The Beat?!



Yes i did... Monumental song... Masterpiece...

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Postby Mr. Average » Thu Jul 01, 2004 2:25 pm

1. Lipstick Vogue
2. No Action
3. Chelsea
4. You Belong to Me
5. Pump it Up
6. Little Triggers
7. The Beat
8. Lip Service
9. Radio Radio
10. Hand in Hand
11. Living in Paradise
12. This Years Girl
13. Night Rally
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Postby wehitandrun » Thu Jul 01, 2004 2:27 pm

Bob and Charlotte wrote:Lipstick Vogue (which is, at the moment, my least fave. TYM track)



Oh man, I wish you were here for the battle I had with Noise and co. about Lipstick Vogue.

I've loved it ever since though.
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Postby Mr. Average » Thu Jul 01, 2004 2:52 pm

Between "Lipstick Vogue", "Beyond Belief" and "Love for Tender" for my favorite Elvis Costello song ever. While I feel that TYM is a masterpiece that defines the era of its release yet transcends time, I do not have a song that is even a close second to Lipstick Vogue.

I think that Elvis has a powerful affinity for the first two, because I have heard him play them both live in every show that I have attended (only 4 in total). He seems to genuinely enjoy playing these tunes. The audience reacts in kind.

I do not believe I have heard him play Love for Tender live.
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Postby wehitandrun » Thu Jul 01, 2004 3:11 pm

I adore "Love for Tender".

Why is it battling for your favorite E.C. song?

*edit:
seems a little light-weight for such a title.
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Postby laughingcrow » Thu Jul 01, 2004 3:14 pm

Love for Tender is cool, but whyowhyowhy did he change it from the original Clean Money version....soooooooooooooooooooooo much cooler! 8)

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Postby wehitandrun » Thu Jul 01, 2004 3:29 pm

Haha, "Clean Money" is too speedy. It seems to me like the words flow a lot better in "Love For Tender".
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Postby daybreaker » Thu Jul 01, 2004 6:49 pm

1. Radio, Radio
2. Lipstick Vogue
3. The Beat
4. Chelsea
5. Pump It Up
6. Little Triggers
7. You Belong To Me
8. No Action
9. Living In Paradise
10. This Year's Girl
11. Lip Service
12. Hand In Hand
13. Night Rally

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Postby King Hoarse » Wed Jul 07, 2004 1:45 am

Thank you all for posting.

Anyone else want to give it a go before I grab my calculator?
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Postby invisible Pole » Wed Jul 07, 2004 3:26 am

1. Lipstick Vogue
2. The Beat
3. This Year’s Girl
4. No Action
5. Chelsea
6. Pump It Up
7. Radio Radio
8. Night Rally
9. Hand In Hand
10. Lip Service
11. Little Triggers
12. You Belong To Me
13. Living In Paradise
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Postby Copenhagen Fan » Wed Jul 07, 2004 4:12 am

jesus...why is Living In Paradise so low on all the lists??? Maybe I like it because it was one of the first EC songs I heard.....it was a minor hit in Southern California at the time of TYM's release!......I dig the way Elvis sings on the chorus.
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Postby TheImposter » Wed Jul 07, 2004 2:00 pm

1 The Beat
2 You Belong To Me
3 Lip Service
4 This Year's Girl
5 Little Triggers
6 Pump It Up
7 No Action
8 Hand In Hand
9 Living In Paradise
10 Radio Radio
11 (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
12 Lipstick Vogue
13 Night Rally

Really hard to rank this one. My list of favorites on this album changes from year to year. After "Spike", it was the second EC album I heard all the way through - believe it or not, on eight-track! "Living" was my favorite back then, because of the funny lyrics, funky opening and soulful chorus: "Here we are living in paradise (paradise!)" Now I think I prefer the outtake on the MAIT reissue.

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Postby wardo68 » Wed Jul 14, 2004 10:31 am

1. Lipstick Vogue
2. You Belong To Me
3. This Year’s Girl
4. No Action
5. Radio Radio
6. (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
7. Pump It Up
8. Lip Service
9. Hand In Hand
10. Little Triggers
11. Night Rally
12. The Beat
13. Living In Paradise

Again, sorry I'm late. To be completely honest, I've tired of Radio, Pump and Chelsea over the years, but I can't rank them too low.

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Postby King Hoarse » Thu Jul 15, 2004 8:07 pm

Better late than never, wardo68. I've modified the results to this and MAIT after your posts, as I will with any newcomers.
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