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whats your favourite pop track by the cure?

boys dont cry
lets go to bed
the walk
lovecats
inbetween days
just like heaven
why cant i be you?
friday im in love
mint car
just say yes

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Offline Dillinger

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best pop song
« on: December 22, 2006, 01:16:52 »
just curious as to what everyones favourite pop song by the cure is. mine personally is the song all other cure songs seem to hate, lets go to bed.sdont ask why because on my own logic i shouldnt like it but it just appeals to me. i know there are going to be those annoyed at the lack of some songs (like close to me for example) but it would be a huge list if everything was there

so pick your favourite now, i know its hard though  :?


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Re: best pop song
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2006, 04:37:28 »
"Show me
"Show me
"Show me how you do that trick
"The one that makes me scream," she said
"The one that makes me laugh," she said
And threw her arms around my neck
"Show me how you do it
"And I promise you
"I promise that
"I'll run away with you
"I'll run away with you..."
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Re: best pop song
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2006, 17:12:28 »
just like a dream!!! :smth020

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Re: best pop song
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2006, 18:15:09 »
just curious as to what everyones favourite pop song by the cure is. mine personally is the song all other cure songs seem to hate, lets go to bed.sdont ask why because on my own logic i shouldnt like it but it just appeals to me. i know there are going to be those annoyed at the lack of some songs (like close to me for example) but it would be a huge list if everything was there

so pick your favourite now, i know its hard though  :?


Don'worry !!! Japenese Whispers is still (since 1985 when i discovered The Cure) and will always be one of my favourite records. Of course, it is not the best (for me Faith) but i can't understand why most of Cure's fans denigrate it this way. It is a real masterpiece of humour (The Walk, Lets' go to bed, Speak my Language, The Lovecats, The Upstairs Room) and you can find inside some beautiful tunes like Lament, or Just One Kiss. As if R.Smith doesn't have the right to write stupid pop songs, doesn't have the right to have fun with his music... Maybe it is because it came just after Pornigraphy. But he did it to break the mythology wich was going to come around the band (black, depress, despair) that he began to hate at these times (and he still hates this).
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Re: best pop song
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2006, 11:55:55 »
Just Like Heaven cos you can write pop music that is also romantic


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Re: best pop song
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2007, 09:36:40 »
I'd voted for JLH, but I think that it would be considered "Close to me" too.
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Re: best pop song
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2007, 16:17:46 »
It's hard to chose from a DJ perspective, but Just Like Heaven will always fill a dance floor and is my favorite pop song by The Cure in general, but I love playing the club mix of Boys Don't Cry (I voted for that one) and the Infusion mix of The Walk. People always seemed shocked that a Cure mix can sound so good even though the BDC one has been around for ages.

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Re: best pop song
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2007, 16:35:08 »
I voted for Friday I'm In Love. This was the song that introduced me to The Cure, and it will always be special because of that. It's just so damn catchy. I'm really surprised it didn't go higher in the charts. I think it only peaked around #18 or something.

But... 1992 was a really good music year I think, so there was some fair competition. :-D


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Re: best pop song
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2007, 16:36:59 »
im really suprised close to me and inbetween days havnt had more votes, not so suprised with mint car (even though i like it) and just say yes though. they seem to me every other fans least favourite songs, and while i admit just say yes isnt the best i still think it fitted perfectly on the album

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Re: best pop song
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2007, 16:46:38 »
while i admit just say yes isnt the best i still think it fitted perfectly on the album

What album? :lol:

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Re: best pop song
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2007, 16:54:58 »
just say yes was annoying as f***. the acoustic version of it was alright but the lyrics still sucked.

close to me: don't kill me for saying this, but the mash-up with snoop dog "drop it like its hot" is reallllllly good :) close to me has a beat that goes really well with hip hop.


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Re: best pop song
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2007, 20:28:48 »
while i admit just say yes isnt the best i still think it fitted perfectly on the album

What album? :lol:
ok then. i believe that the song "just say yes" was a fitting ending to their collection of hit songs released in 2001 on the album simly titled greatest hits

better? haha :lol:

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Re: best pop song
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2007, 00:22:22 »
Why can´t I be you? Silly answer to pop question, it was the first song
on the first cure cd i bought, galore. So it was my first time with the cure.
Also there´s something in the lyrics i like, the reflective flattering. The
man flatters this girl to death and then wants to be the girl, which
translates to the man flattering himself. Nice lyrics...
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Re: best pop song
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2007, 02:37:29 »
while i admit just say yes isnt the best i still think it fitted perfectly on the album

What album? :lol:
ok then. i believe that the song "just say yes" was a fitting ending to their collection of hit songs released in 2001 on the album simly titled greatest hits

better? haha :lol:

maybe... but just about anything seems to become "fitting" on albums called 'greatest hits'.
it's not just that almost anything can get strangely elevated into a "hit category" when only put under the "magical" name of 'greatest hits'... now haven't we seen that a million times. but even more importantly, all album structures and song orders that were well though of and carefully planned at some earlier point in time lose all meaning and it all just gets hopelessly fragmented. on a greatest hits "album" you can never "see any further" than one song at a time. or should i say, one "hit" at a time. and so it's often actually more or less irrelevant what the song order there even is: they often work best with 'random play' which i think pretty much proves it: they'd repeatedly need the little extra boost element of surprise in order to stay alive...

strangely though, they are marketed and considered as something that will give you a focused, detailed, multi-angled view on the artist's output, but actually they often cause the complete opposite because they lack all continuity: thus they are deconstructive, even plain destructive sometimes - what comes to the design, any "fitting" song orders. not that it's an evil format though. but there's no real coherence in greatest hits type of albums, they are bound to be more or less completely unstructured.

and i think it goes without saying that the typical choice of chronological order that many greatest hits albums are "structured" by is really no substitute for any real structure.

i'd think only artists who generally tend to make unstructured albums can put out a greatest hits compilation without becoming too banal - maybe because they are somewhat banal already in this respect, i mean, what comes to being inclined to make coherent albums. of course i'm not saying they were necessarily banal in some other respects though.
but with bands that tend to have a strong sense of coherence, the sense or archs and architecture, like the cure certainly is - i think it's almost hopeless.
i always felt a bit embarrassed by the greatest hits album. not because it was bad. but it's just such a weird "album":  it's very cure-ish since many of THE songs are there, but then it's just totally un-cure-ish at the same time.
it looks like the cure when looking at it from very close range but when you step back a bit it becomes something totally unrecognizable.
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Re: best pop song
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2007, 15:27:44 »

I thought the compromise of greatest hits would have lead to uncompromised
b-sides box. Hits are compromises and b-sides are more artistic and freeform.
But am i satisfied with join the dots? It looks great but the singles have
their own charm too.
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