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Poll
Question: whats your favourite pop track by the cure?
Option 1: boys dont cry
Option 2: lets go to bed
Option 3: the walk
Option 4: lovecats
Option 5: inbetween days
Option 6: just like heaven
Option 7: why cant i be you?
Option 8: friday im in love
Option 9: mint car
Option 10: just say yes
Title: best pop song
Post by: Dillinger 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  :?
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: Bloodflower 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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Post by: charlotte sometimes on December 27, 2006, 17:12:28
just like a dream!!! :smth020
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: yrbadrenau on December 27, 2006, 18:15:09
Quote from: farquad92 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  :?



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).
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: wickedchild on December 29, 2006, 11:55:55
Just Like Heaven cos you can write pop music that is also romantic
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: gioez on January 03, 2007, 09:36:40
I'd voted for JLH, but I think that it would be considered "Close to me" too.
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: RETROFORWARD 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.
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: lostflower4 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

Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: Dillinger 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
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: lostflower4 on January 04, 2007, 16:46:38
Quote from: farquad92 on January 04, 2007, 16:36:59while i admit just say yes isnt the best i still think it fitted perfectly on the album


What album? :lol:
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: RETROFORWARD on January 04, 2007, 16:54:58
just say yes was annoying as f*ck. 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.
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: Dillinger on January 04, 2007, 20:28:48
Quote from: lostflower4 on January 04, 2007, 16:46:38
Quote from: farquad92 on January 04, 2007, 16:36:59while 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:
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: bluewater 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...
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: japanesebaby on January 07, 2007, 02:37:29
Quote from: farquad92 on January 04, 2007, 20:28:48
Quote from: lostflower4 on January 04, 2007, 16:46:38
Quote from: farquad92 on January 04, 2007, 16:36:59while 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.
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: bluewater 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.
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: tram71 on January 18, 2007, 00:49:20
Favorite: Inbetween Days.

Least Favorites: Friday I'm In Love/Mint Car
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: KingOfSomeIsland on January 24, 2007, 23:13:32
Friday Im In Love although Inbetween Days and Why Can't I Be You? are great too
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: yrbadrenau on January 26, 2007, 13:13:57
The problem is : the list is too short.

the real best POP song is for me "How Beautiful You Are"
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: Lady on January 26, 2007, 14:17:31
I love all these songs, except "just say yes" and "mint car".

In this list I'd include also "close to me", "hot hot hot" and "the caterpillar"! :roll:

"flicka flicka flicka here you are..." :-D





Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: japanesebaby on January 26, 2007, 15:37:54

i'm being boring and stubborn and so i choose my great favorite '2 late' once again.
ok it's not a single or anything but i suppose it could be called a pop song compared to the rest of 'disintegration', considering it's a product of the same sessions/era.
anyway, that was probably a wrong answer. maybe pop songs should be one-dimensional, in order to qualify for pop songs at all...
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: Dillinger on January 26, 2007, 20:16:24
Quote from: Lady on January 26, 2007, 14:17:31
I love all these songs, except "just say yes" and "mint car".

In this list I'd include also "close to me", "hot hot hot" and "the caterpillar"! :roll:

"flicka flicka flicka here you are..." :-D


i tried to spread it out, otherwise everything would be 1982 - 1987.

and i dont know why just say yes is there either :lol:





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Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: varney on January 28, 2007, 12:39:50
Just like heaven! I love this song since I´ve heard it for the first time.
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: erpomata on January 29, 2007, 14:10:08
absolutely JLH, i love so much the new version without keyboards.
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: figurehead on January 29, 2007, 17:30:01
too difficult question...
can't really answer
so really think about
you can choose betwwen close to me-friday-heaven-boys-why can't i...
i think it's impossible
So next question plz !
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: csalves on January 31, 2007, 14:11:24
It´s a very difficult question.
For me the choice depends on the day. Today is Inbetween Days.
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: Wild on February 01, 2007, 08:03:28
Boys don't cry...
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: disintegration on February 02, 2007, 12:30:27
Just like heaven
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: Dillinger on February 12, 2007, 18:03:16
im quite suprised friday im in love hasnt got any closer to just like heaven
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: Sussex on February 14, 2007, 03:09:43
Since Robert once said that Just Like Heaven is the best pop song in his perspective... I start to realize that it is so damn true...the arrangement,lyrics coupled with the distinctive video clip really make me wanna say that Just Like Heaven is the best pop song of The Cure or even the best for all time...

......just like heaven
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: MintCarSpiderMan on June 15, 2008, 17:09:34
Quote from: Sussex on February 14, 2007, 03:09:43
Since Robert once said that Just Like Heaven is the best pop song in his perspective... I start to realize that it is so damn true...the arrangement,lyrics coupled with the distinctive video clip really make me wanna say that Just Like Heaven is the best pop song of The Cure or even the best for all time...

......just like heaven


I'll agree with Robert on this one. :)
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: revolt on June 17, 2008, 17:22:47
I just voted for 'Just Like Heaven'. But it could also have been 'The Lovecats' or 'Boys don´t cry'. Music-wise, 'In Between Days" kind of comes close, also, but I just never liked the lyrics that much...
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: japanesebaby on June 17, 2008, 19:46:24
Quote from: Sussex on February 14, 2007, 03:09:43
Since Robert once said that Just Like Heaven is the best pop song in his perspective... I start to realize that it is so damn true...the arrangement,lyrics coupled with the distinctive video clip really make me wanna say that Just Like Heaven is the best pop song of The Cure or even the best for all time...

......just like heaven


didn't he also say the same about 'boys don't cry'?
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: coxoxi on June 17, 2008, 19:48:35
this is veeeeeeeeeeeeeeery hard...
let's say Just like heaven! adore everything about this song!
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: Krakr on June 17, 2008, 20:01:20
Definitely Boys don't cry for me. Classic! :smth023
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: mint car on June 17, 2008, 20:02:46
I voted for The Walk. I liked this song, but when I heard this song on concert I was out. Audience becames crazy and since I love this song  :smth020 The Walk is fantastic pop song...
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: Krakr on June 17, 2008, 20:06:47
Can I add High (higher mix) on the list? ;)
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: cure_kitty on June 17, 2008, 20:19:57
I picked Lovecats because it's cute & quite silly like a lot of pop songs are!  It's just a fun song to listen to.  But I have to say JLH & Inbetween Days are two of the best Cure Pop Hits ever.  Oh & Boy's Don't Cry too!   :smth020

But currently my new favorite poppy song is FreakShow!!! :smth023
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: Virpi on June 17, 2008, 21:33:14
It is The Walk. Definitely.
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: revolt on June 18, 2008, 12:41:55
Hey, i just noticed 'Close to me' is not in the poll! One of their very best singles and on the same brilliant pop level as JLH, TL...
Maybe it was forgotten because The Cure never seem to do a good live version of this one?
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: sues777 on June 18, 2008, 13:01:40
Just Like Heaven...the perfect pop song for me..

Quote from: cure_kitty on June 17, 2008, 20:19:57
But currently my new favorite poppy song is FreakShow!!! :smth023

Yeah!!   :smth023
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: music_feeds_my_soul12 on June 22, 2008, 02:56:27
hot hot hot should have been posted.

just like heaven is a good one and often gets stuck in my head, but i just had to go with Friday im in love!

i cant believe that lets go to bed didnt get more! its so catchy!
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: ghanisbuli on June 22, 2008, 06:40:51
It was a tough call, but in the end, I had to go with Just Like Heaven.  It's kind of the perfect pop song.  Period.
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: rubcure on June 22, 2008, 16:24:00
I voted for just like heaven; although the walk is one of my favourites pop songs.
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: in bed amongst the stones on September 16, 2013, 03:23:16
I agree with Dillinger, Let's Go to Bed. I didn't realize this song was hated by Cure fans.
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: Szigi on February 22, 2014, 22:09:13
Return :D
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: MeltingMan on September 16, 2014, 17:41:08
Inbetween Days...just like today. ;)
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: MintQR on September 17, 2014, 21:53:55
I'm torn between the Lovecats and Why can't I be you...

I once recorded Why can't I be you live on camera and by some weird accident Robert seemed to notice the camera blinking or something and really just kind of glared at me for a sec... It gave me the chills!!! I was seriously frozen with fear for some minutes...

As for the Lovecats - at work I often drive with some work-collegues for hours and hours and when they start to get really annoying I often play the Lovecats to them :D It's just weirdly satisfying to see their faces. Some people really hate this song! LOL I can't see why.... ? ;)
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: Quadpus72 on July 09, 2016, 01:15:16
I think High should be, well, high on the list as well. Halo too, and Before Three.
Title: Re: best pop song
Post by: helloimageifonly on March 13, 2018, 06:17:05
Quote from: MintQR on September 17, 2014, 21:53:55
As for the Lovecats
Some people really hate this song! LOL I can't see why.... ? ;)


Me neither! It is playfully romantic and fun(ny) but I voted JLH because it is another 1 of my favorite Curesongs  :smth020