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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Mon 14 Mar 2011, 21:23

Must say i had to get the AITB album twice after realising that another song was added later, think i bought my first copy the day it was released, approx 10am!lol
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Mon 14 Mar 2011, 22:33

this thread is torture. Here is my attempted list, that will probably change in about half hour, so i thought i'll do my favourite 2 from each album in order or albums from earliest to latest

1. Red
2. Scattered Black & White
3. Fugitive Motel
4. Ribcage
5. Forget Myself
6. My Very Best
7. Loneliness of a tower crane driver
8. Some Riot (very underrated song imo)
9. Lippy Kids
10. The Birds


There are so many spine chillers that i couldn't include to this list, it's unreal
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Tue 15 Mar 2011, 10:43

The PhoenixFM website is being updated at the moment, and the voting page has temporarily vanished (along with many others). Don't worry, all your votes are safe, and I'll let you know when it's back for the votes to continue!

allyngibson wrote:
I'm impressed with the love for "Fugitive Motel." Several of us have listed that as the top Elbow song. Smile
I was surprised too, for quite a while it was at number one. Not any more though... Wink (Perhaps surprised is the wrong word, but I just wasn't expecting it).

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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Wed 16 Mar 2011, 12:53

We're back up and running, and waiting for your votes! Smile

The web address has changed a bit, but I've edited my original message to the correct one. It's now: www.phoenixfm.com/the-top-20-show-elbow.

By the way, my usual show, 'Unnatural Selection', is on tomorrow night from 10pm until midnight, be lovely if you could join me. Smile Any requests welcomed!

Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Wed 16 Mar 2011, 13:45

Dan - this is excellent, my boyfriend lives in the Wood and we had no idea this radio station existed! The local events page is great too!! Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Mon 21 Mar 2011, 19:57

Two Songs off of each album:

Newborn
Scattered Black & Whites
Fugitive Motel
Switching Off
Station Approach
An Imagined Affair
Mirrorball
Loneliness Of A Tower Crane Driver
Lippy Kids
The Birds
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Thu 24 Mar 2011, 06:38

Scattered Black & Whites at number 1. The rest in no particular order...
Fugitive Motel
Dear Friends
Grace Under Pressure
Great Expectations
Starlings
Asleep In The Back
Newborn
Switching Off
One Day Like This

Ask me tomorrow and it would probably look different. Red, Powder Blue, The Stops, Station Approach, Friend Of Ours, Lippy Kids.
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Thu 24 Mar 2011, 07:45

Oops, I'm a bit late to the party. Smile

I veered away from barb! and a couple of the songs that have had most media recognition, and seem to have ended up with tracks mostly from the first two albums, but still difficult to narrow it down to a measley 10 faves... argh!

1. Asleep In The Back
2. Red
3. Great Expectations
4. Can't Stop
5. Forget Myself
6. Fugitive Motel
7. Bones Of You
8. Newborn
9. Switching Off
10. Ribcage


I've asked a couple of the band members now whether they'll ever play Asleep In The Back live, and judging by their reactions I don't think it'll ever happen. *sniffle*
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Thu 24 Mar 2011, 20:56

in no particular order...this is very difficult...i'll leave BARB out for the moment to make it a bit easier, needs to settle in a little bit first.

Grace
Newborn
Scattered B & W's
Station Approach
Mexican Standoff
Grounds for Divorce
Bones of You
Ribcage
George Lassoes the Moon
Leaders..



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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Fri 25 Mar 2011, 00:16

WEBBERhyde wrote:
i'll leave BARB out for the moment to make it a bit easier, needs to settle in a little bit first.
Don't forget to vote here when it's settled in! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Tue 29 Mar 2011, 08:26

Oh my... I thought this thread was hard and then I saw they needed to be ordered as well... I'll get back to you Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Tue 29 Mar 2011, 09:09

OK:

1. I've Got Your Number
2. Mexican Standoff
3. Any Day Now
4. Station Approach
5. Great Expectations
6. The Birds
7. McGreggor
8. Little Beast
9. The Fix
10. The Stops

Isn't this really really difficult? I notice there are no singles on my list, which doesn't surprise me (knowing me) but is pretty harsh, especially on the COT tunes.

We can all sit back after posting 10 and think "I could easily make an incredible top 10 from the remaining tracks"... "and then another 10 after that..." ... "and then..."
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Wed 30 Mar 2011, 00:28

Just a quick teaser/update - at the moment, in the top 20 there are 2 songs each from COT and BARB, 5 each from AITB and LOTFW and 6 from TSSK.

Will TSSK prove to be the most popular album? Will the number one song be from it, or one of the others...? We shall see, but in the meantime, keep those votes coming in! Wink

Cheers,
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Wed 30 Mar 2011, 07:53

Here is how I've voted. I can only say that it represents how I was feeling this morning; if I repeated the exercise this afternoon I suspect at least four tracks would change, and the order would be totally different. By next week, who knows what my top 10 would look like!

1. Station Approach
2. Scattered Black & Whites
3. Newborn
4. Grounds For Divorce
5. Great Expectations
6. The Fix
7. Some Riot
8. Leaders Of The Free World
9. McGreggor
10. The Loneliness Of A Tower Crane Driver

Now, can I bear having a go at the Genesis poll, or worse still the Radiohead one? (Not if I want to get any work done today at this rate!)

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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Wed 30 Mar 2011, 13:58

God, it's so hard selcting a top 10 out of so many perfect songs, ok here I Go

1. Station Approach
2. Grace Under Pressure
3. Fugitive Motel
4. Scattered Black and Whites
5. Ribcage
6. Dear Friends
7. Mirrorball
8. Leaders of The Free World
9. The Birds
10. Newborn
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Sun 03 Apr 2011, 10:52

I tried doing my top 10 yesterday. So far I've narrowed it down to 19, with only my favourite song in any particular 'place'. Will have to work on my list a bit...

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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Sun 03 Apr 2011, 10:57

Just seen one of the latest tweets from the station - "We've just added Elbow - Open Arms to the @phoenixfm A-List @ElbowUK" Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Sun 03 Apr 2011, 13:38

I have spent a good afternoon deliberating over this, whilst watchin British Touring Car racing. I've had pen and paper to hand, I have scribbled out, added to ,moved around, omitted, reinstated, pondered, racked my brains, searched my soul and generally given this a good coat of looking at and I have come to the following conclusion.............THIS IS TOO DAMNED HARD!!!!!

The end result is I have voted with the following ten tracks. If you asked me again in a month would it be the same?.......Probably not lol.

1. The Stops
2. The Lonliness of a tower crane driver
3. High ideals (I know that one will controversial)
4. Red
5. Puncture Repair
6. Fugitive Motel
7. Great Expectations
8.Weather to Fly
9 .Lippy Kids
10. Station Approach

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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Sun 03 Apr 2011, 13:42

Just read my post back and realised that O.D.l.T is no where to be seen on my list. I do love this track, due mainly to the strings involved, but I think it lost out because it's perhaps too commercialised and alot of "elbow" fans believe this great group only started with T.S.S.K!!!

Booooooooooo to you all Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Mon 04 Apr 2011, 09:09

Very difficult, roughly in order:

1. Newborn (the first song of theirs I heard, love at first listen)
2. Whspergrass
3. Can't Stop
4. The Birds
5. I've Got Your Number
6. George Lassooes the Moon
7. Ticker Tape
8. Ribcage
9. Fugitive Motel
10. Coming Second

Very close, sort of joint 10th (!): MacGreggor, Presuming Ed (Rest Easy), Snooks, The Drunken Engineer, High ideals (not controversial IMO Wink), Some Riot, The Stops, Picky Bugger, The Bones of You, Mirrorball... and.. and...

Ahem I didn't do that very well, did I? Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Mon 04 Apr 2011, 09:18

oops, just noticed B-sides aren't meant to be included? Sorry, I've got three in there (or two if you count the fact the Whispergrass was on some versions of COT (though i have it as a B-side)). Well they're my favourite songs, so! If it must be, substitute some album tracks at random from the list below. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Tue 05 Apr 2011, 21:59

Hi All.

new to the forum today, seems like a very civilized place.

Ill try this (but its difficult):

1. Mexican Standoff
2. The Bones Of You
3. Fugitive Motel
4. The Night Will Always Win
5. Bitten By The Tailfly
6. The Fix
7. Lippy Kids
8. Buttons And Zips
9. Forget Myself
10. The Birds.

My favorite album: Again, hard, probably go with TSSK
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Wed 06 Apr 2011, 16:44

Welcome worry wart, it is a very civilised place!!! Quite a few of us have met up or bumped in to each other at gigs, so you never know, you could meet the civilised bunch one day!!

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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Wed 06 Apr 2011, 18:19

The Lippy Kid wrote:
Welcome worry wart, it is a very civilised place!!! Quite a few of us have met up or bumped in to each other at gigs, so you never know, you could meet the civilised bunch one day!!

Beer

Ha, if Elbow ever make it to Alaska ;o)

Would love to get back to the UK and see them live someday. Thats out of the question for the next 10 years though - my wife and I just had our first baby, so I ain't going nowhere Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Wed 06 Apr 2011, 19:48

oh bugger, can see the logistical problem with this now Laughing

Not to worry, never say never eh and congratulations on the new addition to your family. Enjoy Alaska Shocked
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