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Song of the Day 4/18/09

Every day, our top 666 songs of alltime countdown gets one step closer to #1. Saturday’s song is #466:

10 CC – For You & I

This artsy 70s British band alternated between cloying pop and a kind of nerdy Genesis-lite. This is their finest moment, one of most beautiful examples of synthesized orchestration that actually worked, understated epic grandeur rather than cheese. From the 1978 Bloody Tourists album, download it here.

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April 18, 2009 - Posted by | lists, Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music, music, concert | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. 10CC had no former members of the Hollies in the band. Only Graham Gouldman had a Hollies connection. Graham wrote several big hits, including Bus Stop , for them. As much as I wanted to like 10CC I always found them somewhat boring and pretentious.

    Comment by David | April 19, 2009 | Reply

  2. thanks for the correction. Gouldman wrote some real gems, Heart Full of Soul among them…

    Comment by lc | April 19, 2009 | Reply


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