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Here is the schedule for revealing your #1 songs. If you are unable to post your #1 on the day that you chose (or that you ended up with), please let me know. Tranny will then post your Top 100 in its entirety.


JUNE 1 - CHIEN
JUNE 2 - NSPAN
JUNE 3 - SIX
JUNE 4 - SURFER
JUNE 5 - RON B
JUNE 6 - LEESTU
JUNE 7 - GEEZER
JUNE 8 - SCREEN203
JUNE 9 - TRANNY
JUNE 10 - JOHNERLE
JUNE 11 - SHRYKE


Let me just say, it's been a blast, y'all. Despite your unremitting hatred for Smash Mouth and Leona Lewis and everything in between, I've welcomed every French crooner, every growly demon, every East Coast postpunk band, every pop diva, every indie garage band I've never heard of. When I proposed this list back in October, I certainly didn't think the world would have gone to shit by the time we finished, but... there we are.

I think we can all agree on one thing, if nothing else... THANK GOD FOR MUSIC.

Let's finish this thing.
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Thanks for organizing this whole thing, dude. It's been fun.
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Yeah, thanks Shryke for all this. It' been fun, and it's been a great opportunity to discover some great music all around.
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Shryke, buddy, you did a magnificent job of herding us all into sending you our songs and making this happen. Bravo!

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Okay, so it's time to launch the waltz of the number 1 songs. So here comes mine for this first day.

1.“Hurt” - Johnny Cash (2002)

A few words, first, again, to thank the grand master Shryke, for putting together this countdown. We wouldn’t have done it without him, he did his job as always, to the perfection. Merci mon ami !

Another word, to thank you all for bearing the Frenchness of my list, and the occasional Iranian rap, Argentinian duet, Chinese karaoke soundalike, and other exotic sounds. I always expected you to not necessarily like it, so that every time one of you actually appreciated one of those offerings, it was a blast.
I probably don’t look for the same thing in a song in French, in English, in Arab or in Japanese. Sounds are not the same, voices are not the same, rhythms and arrangements are not the same, and I appreciate the diversity of it all, sometimes just for the sound of a flow, sometimes for the very specific cultural ground displayed, sometimes cause it just sounds so damn good… I still have to work on my appreciation of heavy metal though, that’s sure.

So, here comes #1. I didn’t know, when we started this, which would be my #1 song. Heck, I didn’t know a couple of weeks ago I think. So in the end, it’s Johnny Cash and his heart-breaking, gut-wrenching cover of “Hurt”. I already included his fabulous cover of Sting's "I hung my head" earlier.

There’s this thing in music that is like in gastronomy. Sometimes an artist comes up with a song, and it’s good, you feel there’s something in it. Like a chef comes up with a dish, it’s a good recipe, the elements are there, it’s a good dish. But your guts tell you that something lies in this recipe that could achieve greatness in the hands of another chef.
A song is the same. And “Hurt” is like that for me. When you listen to the NIN original version, it’s a good song, the elements are there. But once Johnny Cash took it, put his voice on it, a voice that has sung for more than half a century, his hurt is not the same anymore. It’s the hurt of a long lifetime coming to an end. A hurt you hear in his voice. The recipe is the same, but he adds something to it that only years and a heart full of melancholy, of regret, of passion, of fatigue, of oldness can sing. And now it’s not just a good song anymore, it’s a monument.

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Chien, I'll wait until Tranny posts your whole list so I can glance through it, but man what a great start to the #1s!

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Chien's Top 100 Songs of the Millennium:
100.Angus & Julia Snow-Heartbreak
99.Bradley Cooper-Black Eyes
98.Chinawoman (aka Michelle Gurevich)-Party Girl
97.Brigitte-A bouche que veux-tu
96.Pris Polo-Paris Noroursins
95.Juliette Armanet-Manque d'amour
94.Son Lux-Easy
93.Marc Lavoine/Souad Massi-Paris
92.The National-Bloodbuzz
91.Christine and the Queens-Saint Claude

90.Etienne Daho-Overture
89.Archive-Friend
88.Dark Rooms-I Get Overwhelmed
87.Robert Francis-Junebug
86.AaRON-Ludlow L
85.De Palmas-J'en reve encore
84.Phoenix-Lisztomania
83.Kaleo-Way Down We Go
82.Elbow-Grounds for Divorce
81.Clare Maguire-Elizabeth Taylor

80.Noir desir-Le vent nous portera
79.Orelsan-Basique
78.Damien Rice-The Blower's Daughter
77.Clara Luciani-La Grenade
76.The Cinematic Orchestra-To Build a Home
75.The National-Don't Swallow the Cap
74.Cat Power-The Greatest
73.Camille-Home is Where It Hurts
72.Sigur Rios-Svefn-g-englar
71.Alex Turner-Stuck on the Puzzle

70.Gorillaz-Feel Good Inc.
69.Arcade Fire-Rebellion (Lies)
68.Juilette-L'amour en solitaire
67.Alain Souchon-La vie ne vaut rein
66.Beirut-Postcards from Italy
65.Asaf Avidan-Reckoning Song (One Day)
64.Tom Rosenthal-Go Solo
63.Stromae-Tous les memes
62.Sigur Rios-Inni Mer Syngur Vitleysingur
61.Editors-Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors

60.Julien Dore-Seychelles
59.The Postal Service-Such Great Heights
58.Silvia Perez Cruz-The Sound of Silence
57.Radiohead-2+2=5
56.Hichkas-Ekhetaf
55.Tony Leung/Andy Lau-Moo Gaan Dou
54.Laurent Voulzy, Ameile Colbert
53.Dead Man's Bones-Lose Your Soul
52.Tom Rosenthal-It's OK
51.Benjamin Biolay-Volver

50.Daft Punk-Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams)
49.Miossec-Brest
48.Interpol-Rest My Chemistry
47.Eddy de Pretto-Kid
46.The National-Slow Show
45.Aoi Teshima-Sayonara-no Natsu
44.Siempreverde-Yo Soy El Fuego
43.Adele-Someone Like You
42.Juliette Armanet-L'indien
41.Elbow-One Day Like This

40.Johnny Cash-I Hung My Head
39.Sebastian Tellier-L'amour et la Violence
38.Daft Punk-Within
37.Devotchika-How It Ends
36.David Bowie-Slip Away
35.Arcade Fire-Everything Now
34.Benjamin Biolay-Roma
33.Yasmine Hamdan-Hal
32.Franz Ferdinand-The Dark of the Matinee
31.La La Land-Another Day of Sun

30.Sufjan Stevens-Chicago
29.Mercury Rev-The Dark is Rising
28.Juliette Armanent-A la folie
27.Angus and Julia Stone-Draw Your Swords
26.Archive-Again
25.Lykke Li-I Follow Rivers (The Magician Remix)
24.Eminem-Lose Yourself
23.M-Qui de nous deux?
22.Peter von Poehl-The Bell Tolls Five
21.Julien Dore-Sublime et Silence

20.Badly Drawn Boy-The Shining
19.The Divine Comedy-Our Mutual Friend
18.Les Innocents-Danny Wilde
17.Emma Stone-Audition (The Fools Who Dream)
16.Metric-Dead Disco
15.Alex Beaupin-Brooklyn Bridge
14.David Byrne-Glass, Concrete and Stone
13.Gary Jules & Michael Andrews-Mad World
12.Benjamin Biolay-Comment est ta Peine?
11.Antony and the Johnsons-Fistful of Love

10.The White Stripes-Seven Nation Army
9.Benjamin Biolay-Ton Hertiage
8.Sufjan Stevens-Mystery of Love
7.Daft Punk-Aerodynamic
6.Woodkid-I Love You
5.Amy Winehouse-Back to Black
4.The National-The Empire
3.Missoec-Je m'en vais
2.Benjamin Biolay-La Superbe
1.Johnny Cash-Hurt
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Well, Chien, let me dive in and be the first to judge... I mean compliment... your list.

It's funny, you're one of two people whose music list I expected to automatically love because of a similar film taste. That didn't quite turn out to be true, resulting in a mixed bag for me. I was certainly not expecting Adele on your list, for example! And a lot of your French song didn't quite resonate, reminding me too much of a type of musical melodrama that feels a little too forced, hence my overuse of the word "maudlin". So there wasn't a huge amount of new music from your list that impressed me.

It's also clear that cinema is your true love, and a lot of your choices came from that. I didn't like La La Land or A Star is Born, so their music just reminds me of weak films. But it's very rare that I can enjoy a song from a film on its own - it reminds me way too much of the film and that's all I see, whereas I want music to inspires thoughts and images coming from myself, if that makes sense. It took me years to appreciate the likes of Link Wray and Ricky Nelson becuase I would always think of Pulp Fiction, for example. But for someone who watches more movies a day than he eats hot meals, it's clear your music choices are being true to yourself.

But there was lots of love, more than I remembered, actually. I had stopped listening to The National in the last few years and you reminded me of their (occasional) brilliance. Your Phoenix and Daft Punk songs proved that France can have cool international music. And I think you're the only one who had any Sigur Ros besides me, which is a shame. I know post-rock is passé now, but those Icelandic pixies still have tremendous power. There were some crossovers in terms of bands - like Interpol, Sufjan, the White Stripes, and Lykke Li (whose I Follow Rivers should have made my list). We only had one actual crossover - Rebellion by The Arcade Fire.

Until your #1 song. What a beautiful, powerful song. And your food metaphor is quite right - this cover is better than the original, in my humble opinion. It's a song brimming with spleen, from a man who's actual spleen was rapidly failing, along with the rest of his body. Cash had a fascinating career (he once played in my home town's pub - considered one of the oldest pubs in existence), and his last phase was magnificent in its use of poignancy. So bravo, Chien, for topping your list with a complete classic, and one of my all-time favourite songs.

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Chien, mon frere, though our lists had only one song in common, there were many completely new-to-me songs that I really liked. To wit:

100.Angus & Julia Snow-Heartbreak
87.Robert Francis-Junebug
86.AaRON-Ludlow L
83.Kaleo-Way Down We Go
59.The Postal Service-Such Great Heights
50.Daft Punk-Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams) - our one song in common!
48.Interpol-Rest My Chemistry
35.Arcade Fire-Everything Now
28.Juliette Armanent-A la folie
24.Eminem-Lose Yourself
13.Gary Jules & Michael Andrews-Mad World
1.Johnny Cash-Hurt


These are the songs I rated an 8/10 or better. Which honestly is a lot more than I thought there would be. You have interesting tastes, my friend, and you picked one hell of a song to top it all off.

Sometime in the next few weeks, I'm going to listen to all these great songs again.

Thanks, as always, for being the cool French guy and not the snooty, Clouseau-esque waiter type who can't pronounce "chowder" (Simpsons reference). :lol:
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What an incredible way to kick off the #1s. Great selection, Chien!
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Great song chien. I considered it for my list as well. I think Trent Reznor said it best, - That song isn't mine anymore-

Your taste was (whatever it means) full of spleen. There was some music that didn't grab my attention at all, but i don't think i actually disliked any of your songs. And like most songs, i don't know them, so listening to 80% new stuff, often getting a nice surprise.

Highlights for me were:
# 70 Gorillaz-Feel Good Inc.
#57 Radiohead-2+2=5
#38 Daft Punk-Within
#35 Arcade Fire-Everything Now (CROSSOVER!)
#24 Eminem-Lose Yourself (XOVER!)
#10 The White Stripes-Seven Nation Army (XO!)
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1. "Get Your Shit Together” - Pillowfight (2012)

Okay, I lied. I had one last Pillowfight song up my sleeve. You're shocked, I'm sure.

You guys know how I feel about this collaboration and the resulting album. So, I'll just use this space to say a big THANKS to Patrick for urging me to participate in the countdown (and for reminding me to keep sending in my picks each week)!

I had a blast hearing y'all's music selections. Lots of new-to-me tracks... and also plenty of familiar favorites. I appreciate you guys listening to my music and giving feedback--even when I was too busy to provide comments on yours. Hell, I even had an okay time when half my picks were dismissed as "pedestrian" and "forgettable" :P

So, with that said, please endure four more minutes of.... PILLOWFIGHT

EDIT: listen to it loud...and check out that sick Zelda sample!

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Chien - Fantastic number 1 that I would have liked to squeeze into my own list. It looked like we weren't going to have any songs in common, but then we reached the top 10 and got one with Seven Nation Army. I found your list had a lot of atmospheric and cinematic music, and a mellow emotional vibe over all, but there were a few fun feel good songs too, like Gorillaz, Daft Punk, and the like. I enjoyed getting a taste of the music from some French artists I'd never heard of, even if I didn't like all of them. The most pleasing surprise for me, and quite unexpected, was the couple of Angus and Julia Stone picks. They really are a couple of talented artists with many great songs throughout their careers. Good to see some Mercury Rev (I re-listened to that great album because of that selection) and The National.

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NSpan's Top 100 Songs of the Millennium:
100.Anais Mitchell-Wedding Song
99.Anais Mitchell-When the Chips Are Down
98.Anais Mitchell-Way Down Hadestown
97.Anais Mitchell-Our Lady Underground
96.Anais Mitchell-Why We Build the Wall
95.Spindrift-If You Don't Like It (Get the Fuck Out)
94.Pillowfight-You're So Pretty
93.Band of Skulls-Hollywood Bowl
92.Sleigh Bells-Rill Rill
91.The Burden Brothers-Conditional

90.Zoot Woman-Information First
89.Dan the Automator-It's Over Now
88.Eisley-Memories
87.Pillowfight-I Work Hard
86.Clinic-Sunlight Bathes Our Home
85.DangerDoom-Old School Rules (feat. Talib Kweli)
84.Holly Golightly & The Breakoffs-Getting High for Jesus
83.Adam Green-We're Not Supposed to Be Lovers
82.Elf Power-Walking with the Beggar Boys
81.Galactic-The Moil

80.Got a Girl-I'll Never Hold You Back
79.The Greenhornes-The End of the Night
78.The Redwalls-It's Alright
77.Kimya Dawson-Same Shit/Complicated
76.Black Mountains-Tyrants
75.Gram Rabbit-Shiny Monster
74.The Brian Jonestown Massacre-When Jokers Attack
73.Frank Black-Jaina Blues
72.Dandy Warhols-Cool as Kim Deal
71.Black Angels-Black Grease

70.Pillow Fight-Redemption
69.Ween-Booze Me Up and Get Me High
68.Phoenix-Napoleon Says
67.XTC-Wounded Horse
66.Spoon-Everything Hits at Once
65.The Rapture-Whoo Alright Yeah Uh Huh
64.The Bright Light Social Hour-Detroit
63.Moldy Peaches-Steak for Chicken
62.Gram Rabbit-Horses Can't Throw Up
61.Life Without Buildings-The Leanover

60.Handsome Boy Modeling School-A Day in the Life
59.Black Mountain-Old Fangs
58.Keziah Jones-Afrosurrealismfortheladies
57.Ween-Gabrielle
56.Deltron 3030-Madness
55.Pillow Fight-Sleeping Dogs
54.The Ravonettes-Ode to LA
53.Redwalls-Summer Romance
52.Dan the Automator-King of New York
51.Warlocks-Hurricane Heart Attack

50.Rapture-Don Gon Do It
49.Got a Girl-Last Stop
48.Frank Black-Massif Central
47.Dandy Warhols-We Used to Be Friends
46.Band of Skulls-Not the Kind of Nothing I Know
45.Holly Golightly-The Only One
44.Phoenix-Consolation Prizes
43.Spoon-I Turn My Camera On
42.Danger Doom-Benzi Box
41.Bright Light Social Hour-Back & Forth

40.Ween-Even If You Don't
39.Foxygen-No Destruction
38.Zoot Woman-Living in a Magazine
37.The Warlocks-Angels in Heaven, Angels in Hell
36.Gram Rabbit-Off with Your Head
35.Rapture-The Devil
34.Handsome Boy Modeling School-The PJs
33.Galatic-Bittersweet
32.The Brian Jones Town Massacre-Open Heart Surgery
31.Pillowfight-Lonely City

30.The Redwalls-Game of Love
29.Danger Doom-Crosshairs
28.The Greenhornes-There is an End
27.Frank Black-Custom All the Way
26.Clinic-Harmony
25.Holly Golightly-Carpet of Horses
24.Dan the Automator-I Want the Mic
23.Spoon-The Underdog
22.The Raveonettes-Love in a Trashcan
21.Pillowfight-Rain

20.The Rapture-Get Myself Into It
19.Phoenix-Too Young
18.The Moldy Peaches-NYC's Like a Graveyard
17.Metric-Black Sheep
16.Keziah Jones-KPA Fuca
15.Pillowfight-Get Down
14.Silversun Pickups-Lazy Eye
13.The Dandy Warhols-You Were the Last High
12.The 88-Go Go Go
11.Pillowfight-Used to Think

10.Eisley-Marvelous Things
9.XTC-I'm the Man Who Murdered Love
8.Band of Skulls-Love is All You Love
7.Black Mountain-Stormy High
6.Pillowfight-In the Afternoon
5.The Bright Light Social Hour-Shanty
4.The Uncluded-Delicate Cycle
3.Got a Girl-Did We Live Too Fast
2.Wilco-I'll Fight
1.Pillowfight-Get Your Shit Together
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Chien: Our tastes may be more opposite than anyone else that was involved in this countdown. The French ballads, somber indie stuff (excluding Interpol and non-Everything Now Arcade Fire) and miscellaneous popular songs from a variety of genres ("Liztomania", "Lose Yourself", "Get Lucky") inspired a lot of shoulder shrugs and feelings of tedium from me. That being said, there was some very nice surprises along that genuinely caught me off guard ("Seven Nation Army", Lykki Li, "Black Eyes" from A Star is Born) and you closed things out on a great note with one of the greatest covers of all time.

Top Song: "Seven Nation Army"-The White Stripes"
Top Discovery: None
Top Re-Discovery: "Aerodynamic"-Daft Punk
Other Standouts: "Black Eyes"-Bradley Cooper, "Back to Black"-Amy Winehouse, "Hurt"-Johnny Cash, "Rebellion" (Lies)-Arcade Fire
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