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  1. It started out as a quest to make a CD with old love songs spanning all genres, but when I stopped hanging out with that chick (she wasn't interested. I don't blame her) it turned into a project to make a CD with the best classic alternative rock from the nineteen-eighties.

    Now, it's a two volume collection of the best classic rock from the eighties and earlier. I'm also in the process of making a volume three. Remembering how the first CD became a struggle of "How am I going to fit all these on one disc?" spawned the second volume, it's safe to assume there will be a volume four.

    Anyway, I've listed the track order below. I'd kind of like some feedback and suggestions on the track listing (what's good and/or bad in your opinion, what you'd reccomend, et cetera), and I figure this would be a good way to start a discussion about music. It's also why it's in blogs.

    Classic Alternative Rock Volume 1
    01. The Clash - Should I Stay Or Should I Go
    02. Tears For Fears - Shout
    03. Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight
    04. Falco - Rock Me Amadeus
    05. The Smiths - How Soon Is Now
    06. Billy Idol - Rebel Yell
    07. Elton John - Saturday Night's Alright
    08. David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
    09. R.E.M. - It's The End Of The World As We Know It
    10. The Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
    11. Gary Numan - The Machman
    12. New Order - Confusion
    13. The Fixx - One Thing Leads To Another
    14. Oingo Boingo - Weird Science
    15. Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)
    16. Billy Idol - White Wedding (Part 1)
    17. New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle

    Classic Alternative Rock Volume 2
    01. David Bowie - Blue Jean
    02. The Beatles - Happiness Is A Warm Gun
    03. Men At Work - Who Can It Be Now
    04. Eurythmics - Here Comes The Rain Again
    05. Echo And The Bunnymen - The Killing Moon
    06. R.E.M. - Losing My Religion
    07. The Church - Under The Milky Way
    08. Gary Numan - Cars
    09. Cheap Trick - I Want You To Want Me (Live)
    10. The Beatles - Helter Skelter
    11. Billy Idol - Dancing With Myself
    12. New Order - Subculture
    13. David Bowie - Rebel Rebel
    14. After The Fire - Der Kommissar
    15. The Clash - Rock The Casbah
    16. Animotion - Obsession
    17. The Human League - Don't You Want Me
    18. Genesis - I Can't Dance
    19. Tears For Fears - Head Over Heels

    These are the song that are *******ely on Volume three:
    Yazoo - Situation
    The B-52's - Rock Lobster
    Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
    Talking Heads - Burning Down The House
    The B-52's - Love Shack
    A-ha - Take On Me
    The Cars - Moving In Stereo*
    Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart
    A Flock Of Seagulls - I Ran (So Far Away)

    *Thanks to Bucket for helping me remember this song.

    What do you think? What would you do differently? What would you reccomend?

    Edit: The word *******e is edited now like **? I must've missed something somewhere.

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    2. Use

      Use

      Needs more Smiths

    3. SYS

      SYS

      Bon Jovi - shot to the heart

      Might be a good one, only Bon Jovi song I can really stand lol.

    4. Johnatone

      Johnatone

      Throughout all this, I'm surprised nobody, including myself, has mentioned Iggy Pop. TV Eye or I Want To Be Your Dog comes to mind.

      Also, I thought about the fact that most of these songs are singles, and remembered why I was doing that. The crew I run with listens to rap most of (if not all) the time, and I frankly am sick of going to parties where the only music playing is rap. Behold, a CD that everyone can agree on, because despite being rap junkies they have pretty diverse tastes and most of them have wanted copies of these CDs.

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