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The Your 100 (Almost) Best Tunes Meme

This is an absolutely fiendish meme which originated with loganberrybunny and which I got from huskyteer. Here are the rules:
Create a Spotify playlist containing exactly 100 songs. There are no limits on genres, content, length etc. Instrumentals are fine. However, you may only choose one song per artist, and one artist per song.

I love Spotify (it's free!) but I've only used it to play something I fancy hearing or that someone has recommended. Thanks to technical help from kind hearted huskyteer I have at last compiled this playlist of 100 songs. It's hard to choose! It's just today's list! And here's just some of the things I couldn't have:

Any Beatles
Kate Bush, Running Up That Hill
John Lennon, Jealous Guy
Bill Oddie, Harry Krishna
Alexei Sayle, Hello John, Got a New Motor?
Sonny and Cher, I Got You Babe
The Eagles, Desperado
The Move
The Roches, Bad For Me
Mike Sarne, Come Outside
The Teddy Bears, To Know, Know, Know Him
Richard Thompson, See My Friends
Leroy van Dyke, Walk On By
Mireille Mathieu, La Dernière Valse

1. Uptown Top Ranking, Althea and Donna
2. She/Tous Les Visages de L'Amour, Charles Aznavour
3. Poor Me, Adam Faith
4. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, The Animals
5. You Were Right, Badly Drawn Boy
6. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, The Band
7. Diamonds and Rust, Joan Baez
8. 1-2-3, Len Barry
9. Hi Ho Silver Lining, Jeff Beck
10. God Only Knows, The Beach Boys
11. Denis, Denis, Blondie
12. Drive In Saturday, David Bowie
13. Ever Fallen In Love, The Buzzcocks
14. Ne Me Quitte Pas, Jacques Brel
15. Wuthering Heights, Kate Bush
16. Turn Turn, Turn, The Byrds
17. My Best Friend’s Girl, The Cars
18. I Can’t Stop Loving You, Ray Charles
19. Sweet Talking Guy, The Chiffons
20. Should I Stay Or Should I Go, The Clash
21. The Hole In The Ground, Bernard Cribbins
22. Give Me Strength, Eric Clapton
23. I’m So Glad, Cream
24. Good Year For The Roses, Elvis Costello
25. True Love, Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly
26. Rock Island Line, Lonnie Donegan
27. Gentlemen and Players, The Duckworth Lewis Method
28. Sweet Gene Vincent, Ian Dury
29. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right, Bob Dylan
30. Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This, The Eurythmics
31. Stay With Me, Lorraine Ellison
32. Let It Be Me, The Everly Brothers
33. Si Tu Dois Partir, Fairport Convention
34. Yeh, Yeh! Georgie Fame
35. Out Of Time, Chris Farlowe
36. Make You Feel My Love, Bryan Ferry
37. Slow Train, Flanders and Swann
38. Tous les Garçons et les Filles , Françoise Hardy
39. My Sweet Lord, George Harrison
40. Make Me Smile, Steve Harley
41. All Along the Watchtower, Jimi Hendrix
42. Ernie, Benny Hill
43. Look Through Any Window, The Hollies
44. Jilted John, Jilted John
45. I Remember You, Frank Ifield
46. Well I Ask You, Eden Kane
47. It Might As Well Rain Until September, Carole King
48. Autumn Almanac, The Kinks
49. Crazy, Patsy Cline
50. I’ll Keep You Satisfied, Billy J Kramer
51. Daydream, The Lovin’ Spoonful
52. They Don’t Know, Kirsty MacColl
53. And I Love Her, Paul McCartney
54. 5-4-3-2-1, Manfred Mann
55. Is This Love, Bob Marley
56. Sorrow, The Merseybeats
57. Every Breath You Take, The Police
58. On Days Like These, Matt Monro
59. Oh, Pretty Woman, Roy Orbison
60. Love Hurts, Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris
61. La Vie En Rose, Edith Piaf
62. Forever Young, The Pretenders
63. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles), The Proclaimers
64. The Next Time, Cliff Richard
65. The Tracks of My Tears, Smokey Robinson
66. Grey Cortina, Tom Robinson
67. Satisfaction, The Rolling Stones
68. Be My Baby, The Ronettes
69. Love Is The Drug, Roxy Music
70. The Power Of Love, Jennifer Rush
71. You Were On My Mind, Crispian St Peters
72. My Old Dutch, Peter Sellers
73. Wonderful Land, The Shadows
74. You Don’t Know, Helen Shapiro
75. Homeward Bound, Simon and Garfunkel
76. Graceland, Paul Simon
77. What’Cha Gonna Do About It, Small Faces
78. Too Much Too Young, The Specials
79. Keep On Running, Spencer Davis Group
80. I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten, Dusty Springfield
81. Island of Dreams, The Springfields
82. I Don’t Want To Talk About It, Rod Stewart
83. My Girl, The Temptations
84. She’d Rather Be With Me, The Turtles
85. Ride A White Swan, T Rex
86. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight, UB40 and Robert Palmer
87. My Perfect Cousin, The Undertones
88. Substitute, The Who
89. Take Good Care Of My Baby, Bobby Vee
90. My Cherie Amour, Stevie Wonder
91. Shipbuilding, Robert Wyatt
92. After The Gold Rush, Neil Young
93. For Your Love, The Yardbirds
94. The Israelites, Desmond Dekker
95. Raining In My Heart, Buddy Holly
96. Got To Get You Into My Life, Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers
97. The More I See You, Chris Montez
98. To Know Him Is To Love Him, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris
99. Light Flight, Pentangle
100. River Deep Mountain High, Ike & Tina Turner

Unlike this one, the Spotify list is in proper alphabetical order.

Here's the links but I'm not guaranteeing they work.

Spotify link
spotify:user:callmemadam:playlist:5GhaYxj3hju2zy5JWTVJpU

URL
http://open.spotify.com/user/callmemadam/playlist/5GhaYxj3hju2zy5JWTVJpU

Now I've started my Christmas playlist.
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Comments

Great list - lots of my favourites on there. I think we have similar taste in music as well as books.
I have done one too but can't work out how to get it onto LJ. Is there an easy way?
I'm quoting huskyteer.
'You can get the URL (go to in browser) or the Spotify link (paste into Spotify) by right-clicking the name of the playlist and selecting 'Copy HTTP Link' or 'Copy Spotify URI'.

You can link direct to Facebook from the 'share' option, but that's no good to me.

Looking forward to your list!
great list! The Byrds, Buzzcocks, Blondie and the Yardbirds - fantastic. I am listening to it now.
Enjoy!
Now you'vre got me doing one (it's a good way to avoid the X Factor at least). I'm up to about 40 so far.
Love the icon!
Thank you!
Goodness, how bizarre.
That's wonderful list! We share many favorites.
Thank you. Why aren't I surprised we like a lot of the same things? It's great to have something stored on the computer which I'm happy to listen to any time.