xmakina: (pupdet)

Let’s pretend I’m putting together an album of all the best cheesy synth pop. This is what I have so far:

A Ha – Take on Me
Hall & Oates – Out of Touch
Buggles – Video Killed The Radio Star
Human League – Don’t You Want Me
Dead or Alive – You Spin Me (Like a Record)
Men Without Hats – Safety Dance
Harold Faltermeyer – Axel F

Any extra suggestions?

Originally posted at Contradiction In Terms. Please leave a comment there.

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So I was searching for this piece (seriously, if you don't have time for the whole bit jump to 4:26), which is used on of the first ever strategy games I played as the main in-game theme.

So it got me thinking, does anyone know any good music to make war to? Militaristic, apocalyptic, aggressive or pensive are all good. Classical/Orchestral preferred, but anything considered. My only real preference is for the piece to come without too much baggage (i.e. not Star Wars). Video game recommendations totally welcome (I already plan to plunder the music from Medieval 2 and possibly Dawn of War).

Edit: Some interesting ideas so far. Another example of what I'm after is this piece. I'm really preferring the classic/orchestral recommendations over the more modern stuff. The plan is to listen to this whilst playing Battle Fleet Gothic.
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According to Last.FM

In terms of an actual top 10 (surprisingly different):

  1. Slipknot - People = Shit

  2. Machinae Supremacy - Player One

  3. Sabaton - Union

  4. Frank Kelpacki - Hell March 2

  5. Bif Naked - Twitch

  6. Lonely Island - Space Olympics

  7. Freemasons - Heartbreak (Make Me A Dancer)

  8. Ludo - Lake Pontchatrain

  9. Meco - Star Wars

  10. Turisas - To Holmgard and Beyond



I'm aware there are several songs that also have a large meaning to me (namely Bif Naked - Lucky, Evanescence - Anywhere & Kimya Dawson/Adam Green - Anyone Else But You) but that list is in terms of "Desert Island Disk". Catchy, good to listen to and hit my musical tastes right on the head.

In terms of crossover from when I was younger, I'd say definitely, certainly in terms of genre. Right from the moment I got into music my taste was for dance, disco and metal. The only thing that's changed in the last 11 years (I only really got into music around 12/13) is I've developed a taste for 80's synth pop too.

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