Larger Than Life 300

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This list represents what to me are those timeless cosmic miracles of music. My all-time favorite (headphones) music list. Exceptional songs – recordings – singles – tracks – versions or remixes I just can’t seem to get enough of. And yes, there are some really cheesy songs, and some really dark, and some classical and some techno-traxx as well. These I would take with me on a portable into space, even when this would mean I would be the only human survivor left… last update august 2007
I’m forcing myself to keep this list shorter than 300 tracks ;-)

1979 – Smashing Pumpkins
4 Elements (Extended Version) – Gaia
A Beat Called Love – The Grid
A Love Bizarre – Sheila E
Ain’t No Big Deal – Madonna
All I Wanna Do Is… – Heart
All Nite Long – BB and band
All Of My Life – Dynamic Base
Always Remember (to respect and honor yo motha) – Dusted
Angel – Exposé
Angel Standing By – Jewel
Animal – Def Leppard
Another Day – This Mortal Coil
Are You Lookin For Love – Rios Sisters
Around My Smile – Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions
As Good As You – Secilia
Asleep From Day – Chemical Brothers with Hope Sandoval
B-Boys Beware (A + B 12 inch) – Two Sisters
Barracuda – Heart
Better B The Only One – SaFire
Blue Light – Mazzy Star
Bluebeard – Cocteau Twins
Boadicea – Enya
Boom There She Was Dub – Scritti Politti
Boys Of Summer – Don Henley
Boxing Helena score – Graeme Revell
Break 4 Love (skunk mix) – Raze
Breakdown – One Dove
Breaking Night – India
Breathe – Télépopmusik
Bring On The Dancing Horses – Echo And The Bunnyman
Burnin’ With Fire – Tapps
Busted Up On Love – Fiona Franklyn
C’era Una Volta Il West (Once Upon A Time In The West) – Ennio Morricone and the Modern Singers of Allessandroni
Call My Name – Lisa G.
Can You Feel My Love For You? – Madi
Can You Feel The Beat – Lisa Lisa Cult Full Forced
Celebrate Our Love (12″) – Alice DeeJay
Chance – Big Country
ChChCherie – Johnny Average Band
Country Grammar – Nelly
Crazy – Icehouse
Crazy On You – Heart
Creep – Radiohead
Cruel Summer – Bananarama
Crunchy Granola Suite – Percy Faith
Dancin Madly Backwards – Flirts
Dancing Queen – ABBA
Dancing In The Dark (12″) – Mike Mareen
Danger – Flirts
Dark Horse – Amanda Marshall
December 1963 (Oh, What a Night) – Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
Desire – End Games
Desperado – Linda Ronstadt
Dirty Harry’s Creed – Lalo Schifrin
Do You Feel So Right – Miss Shiva
Don’t Cry Out – Shiny Toy Guns
Don’t Worry – Marty Robbins
Don’t You Want Me (12 inches) – Human League
Doot Doot – Freur
Down In The Boondocks – Billy Joe Royal
Dr. Mabuse (Propaganda Present The Nine Lives Of Dr. Mabuse) – Propaganda / Trevor Horn
Dreaming – Blondie
Dreams Are Ten A Penny – Kincade
Dress You Up – Madonna
Drive – Cars
Drop In The Ocean – Michelle Branch
Emotion In Motion – Ric Okasek
Et Si Tu Pars – Kiki et Sullivan
Eyes Without A Face – Billy Idol
Fade To Grey (12 inch) – Visage
Fascinating Rhythm (The Blue Mix) – Bassomatic
Fear – Sarah McLachlan
Feel What You Want – Kristin W.
Find Me (Odyssey To Anyoona) – Jam El Mar & Mark Spoon featuring Plavka
Fire In The Sky – Deodato
Florida Room – Don Fagen
Follow You, Follow Me – Genesis
Fool & His Money – Tina B
Foolish Games – Jewel
Foreverlasting – April
Fremder Mann – Marianne Rosenberg
From Here To Eternity – Giorgio Moroder
Genie In A Bottle – Christina Aguilera
Girls – Death In Vegas
Give Me The Light – Ice MC
Glittering Prize (theme) – Simple Minds
Go Getta Nutta Man – Bassomatic
Goodbye Stranger – Supertramp
Grand Central – Edward Shearmur
Groove Me – Fern Kinney
Halcyon And On And On – Orbital
Happy Monday – Pam Shawn
Happy Station (original) – Fun Fun
Hard To Love – Marla Adler
Harmony (12″) – Suzi Lane / Moroder
Heartache Avenue – The Maisonettes
Heatwave/Streetclap – Man Parrish
Heaven On Earth – Belinda Carlisle
Hey DJ – World’s Famous Supreme Team
Honey Honey – ABBA
Hopeless – Dionne Ferris
Hopeloos – Will Tura
I Believe – Double Dare featuring Yvonne F
I Call You – 2 In Paradise
I Can Hear Music – The Beach Boys
I Can’t Make It Alone – Maria McKee
I Don’t Know – Erika
I Feel For You (12 inch) – Chaka Khan
I Got A Line On You – R.California/Patrick Cowley
I Love How You Love Me – The Paris Sisters
I Love You – Sarah McLachlan
I Love You … I’ll Kill You – Enigma
I Love Rock And Roll – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
I Remember Your Song – Julee Cruise
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – U2
I Wanna Take You Home – Patrick Cowley
I.O.U. – Freeez
I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony) – The New Seekers
I’ll Do The Best I Can – Dave Clark Five
If I Can’t Have You – Yvonne Elliman
If You Feel The Funk (12″) – Latoya Jackson
Imagine – John Lennon
In Dreams – The Big “O” (Roy Orbison)
In The Name Of Love – Sharon Redd
Instant Love – Sylvia Love
It’s On You – MC Sar & The Real McCoy
I’ve Got It In For You (Boy/Love) – Corina
Ja Sei Namorar – Tribalistas (Antunes, Brown & Marisa Monte)
Jeder Weg Hat Mal Ein Ende – Marianne Rosenberg
Jukebox Jive – The Rubettes
Jump – Pointer Sisters
Jump – Van Halen
Kangaroo – This Mortal Coil (4AD/Cocteau Twins)
Kissing With Confidence – Will Powers & Carly Simon
Knock On Wood (12″) – Amii Stewart
Last Christmas (MBRG) – Whigfield
Last Summer – Wish-Key
Le Cygne – Sign Of Zodiac
Life Is Very Short – One System
Lightning Strikes – Cafe Society
Like A Motorway – Saint Etienne
Like I Like It – Aurra
London Deserted – John Murphy
Long Long Time – Linda Ronstadt
Look On Down From The Bridge – Mazzy Star
Loser – Beck
Love And Devotion – Real McCoy
Love For The Future (Revistate) – The Chase
Loving Touch – Deuter
Lucky Man – The Verve
Mad World – Tears For Fears
Magic Man – Heart
Magic Moments – Saccoman & Picotto
Mag-Ni-Fi-Que (12 inch) – Magnifique
Man Of Action – Les Reed Orchestra
Many Rivers To Cross – Marcia Hines
Messages From The Stars – Rah Band
Midnight Summer Dream – The Stranglers
Moonlight And Muzak – M (Robin Scott)
Music For Chameleons – Gary Numan
My Love Won’t Let You Down (12″) – Nathalie / Godwin
Mysteries Of Love – Julee Cruise, Angelo Badalamenti, David Lynch
Never Give Up – Frizzle Sizzle
Never Look Back – Dumonde
No One Is To Blame (US1) – Howard Jonas
Nobody’s Perfect – Madonna
Non Ho L’eta – Gigliola Cinquetti
Non So Perchè – Milky
Nord Sud Ovest Est (Datura Sonora) – 883
Nothin’s Alive Without You – Maria Vidal
Nothing But You – Paul Van Dyk
Oh What A Day – Reset
Oh Yeah – Bryan Ferry / Roxy Music
One Reason – Gun
Only Music Survives – Alba
Ooh I Like It Too – Luv’
Open Your Heart – Madonna
Our Lips Are Sealed – GoGo’s
Our Love (dub b2) – Laura Enea
Out In The Streets – Shangri-Las
Out Of The Blue – Debbie Gibson
Party (12″)- Julius Brown
Peeping Tom – Rockwell
Perfect Way (B-sideKevorkian!) – Scritti Politti
Petal (english rose) – Wubble U
Play That Beat Mr. DJ (12″) – G.L.O.B.E. & the Whiz Kid
Pleasure Victim – Berlin
Power Of Goodbye – Madonna
Pretty One – The Big “O” (Roy Orbison)
Prince Of The Night – B.B.Bonsai
Put Yourself In My Place – Kylie
Questions In A World Of Blue – Julee Cruise, Angelo Badalamenti, David Lynch
Rain – Madonna
Remember (12 inch) – Gino Soccio
Rhythm Of The Jungle – Girls Can’t Help It
Rise Up (For My Love) – Yvonne Kay (Ivana Spagna)
Rose Garden – Lynn Anderson
Runaway – 1, 2, 3 (Bobby Orlando)
Runaway – Del Shannon
S.O.S. – ABBA
S-S-S-Single Bed – Fox
Safe And Sound – Sheryl Crow
Samourai – Cretu
Sei Un Bravo Ragazzo – Gigliola Cinquetti
Sempre Di Più (12″) – Davinia
Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
She Has A Way (12 inch) – Bobby Orlando
Slippin’ Away – INFO Society
Slow Hand – Pointer Sisters
Something – Lasgo
Something Wicked This Way Comes – Barry Adamson
Song To The Siren – This Mortal Coil (4AD/Cocteau Twins)
Songbird – Fleetwood Mac
Souvenir (12 inch) – Voyage
Spiegelbeeld – Willeke Alberti
Spin It (12 inch) – Sunbelt
Star – Sylvester
Starship 109 – Mistral
Stranger In My House Of Love – Lisette Melendez
Stupid Girl – Garbage
Summer Of ’69 – Brian Adams
Sunday Girl – Blondie
Surrender – Jon Anderson
Take A Chance (12 inch) – Mr. Flagio
Take Me Away – Twenty4Seven
Take Me Up – Scotch
Takin’ It Straight (12″) – Cori Josias
Taxi Ride – Edward Shearmur
Tech-No-Logical World – Patrick Cowley
Teenage Idol – Ricky Nelson
Thank You – Alanis Morissette
The Day You Passed Me By – Izabella
The Heat Is On – Glenn Frey
The Hustle – Van McCoy and The Soul City Symphony
The Key The Secret – Urban Cookie Collective
The Night Of Love – Luv’
The Promise – When In Rome
The Runner (12 inch) – Three Degrees / Moroder
The Sight Of Your Tears – When In Rome
The Voice Of Love – Angelo Badalamenti
Think Of You (Divaz Remix) – Whigfield
Tonight She Comes – Cars
Touch Me With Your Heart – Eileen Flores (ligosa)
Turn it Around (12″) – Gino Soccio
Turn On Your Radio/Motorama – The Flirts
Un Fait Divers Et Rien De Plus (12″) – Le Club
U Got The Look – Sheena Easton & Prince
Up ‘n Away – Mr. President
Ventura Highway – Elastic Band
Vicious Heart – Gun
Video Killed The Radio Star – The Buggles
Voices – Dario Gand / Vanessa Quinones
Walking After You – Foo Fighters
Watchout! – Doctor’s Cat
Waves –
Blancmange
We Belong To The Night – Ellen Foley
What Is Love – The Shangri-Las
Whatever It Takes – Belinda Carlisle
Where Are You Tonight (waiting 2 b touched) – CoRo
(Theme From) Which Way Is Up – Stargard
Who Are You? – John Murphy
Who Needs Love? – George Lamond
Why Did You Do It? – Stretch
You Better Bet Your – Herbie Hancock
You Make Lovin’ Fun – Fleetwood Mac / Jewel
You! – Evelyn
Young Emotions – Ricky Nelson

Might be that some special other version than the original 7″ or album-mix has been reason enough to put a track in my list. All tracks selected according to my personal quality-control ;-) Can’t really say what criteria I use, except that in my opinion these are all simply bigger than life, in some undefinable way they stand above it all, they transcend and/or predefine (my) existence. They are/were getting air-play on several radioshows/stations I select(ed) the music for. Definitely do try them on headphones!

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Why Headphones ?

JT is extremely PRO the use of headphones and advices you all to use them if you own a pair! So much of music and sound is wasted away by those lousy acoustics in rooms and stuff, most speakers distort the lot, should play way too loud if you want to hear what you should hear. Listening with headphones lets you BE there.. If they make you sweat or otherwise irritate, buy a pair of good ones! There are only a few things in life worth their cost, and headphones are!

2 Replies to “Larger Than Life 300”

  1. hello i was wondering if you were selling summer of 69 – bryan adams because i really want it and i have been looking all over the internet 4 it and eventually i found you. is it a 12 inch vinyl? email me back please. stevie_jocka@hotmail.com thanks

  2. I don’t sell it, no. These guys do: http://allofmp3.com/
    You can download some tracks out of my list there for a few cents, in any format you like! Even lossless (CDDA). They want registration and paypal or creditcard info.
    And yes, they can REALLY be trusted, even though it’s a Russian company 😉 I’ve had a lot of joy from them for only a few dollars, I kid you not.

    Enjoy!

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