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    Has it ever been done? I think some of my pieces that are instrumental fall under this category!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainnumber36 View Post
    Has it ever been done? I think some of my pieces that are instrumental fall under this category!

    I'd venture to say it's been done before. Perhaps you could vai with outlaws to return to forver. Then you'll find what you're looking for in the whirlwinds of tornados and hiding in the shadows. You could drive with Booker in his MG and look in the South for the dregs of dixie. Just remember to walk, don't run when you go on your safaris looking for that taste of honey. Yes, love is blue just don't wipe out in your chariot of fire because of it. And since there is the good, the bad, and the ugly in any situation, always keep a fifth of beethoven close to your side to ward off the smell of green onions.
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    B. Bumble and the Stingers



    The Tornados



    The Shadows



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    Sleepwalk by Santo & Johnny
    Classical Gas by Mason Williams
    Sylvia by Focus
    Love Is Blue by Paul Mauriat
    Rise, and A Taste Of Honey by Herb Alpert
    Chariots Of Fire by Vangelis
    Feels So Good by Chuck Mangione
    Star Wars by John Williams
    Pick Up The Pieces by AWB
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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post
    Sleepwalk by Santo & Johnny
    Classical Gas by Mason Williams
    Sylvia by Focus
    Love Is Blue by Paul Mauriat
    Rise, and A Taste Of Honey by Herb Alpert
    Chariots Of Fire by Vangelis
    Feels So Good by Chuck Mangione
    Star Wars by John Williams
    Pick Up The Pieces by AWB
    Great call with Vangelis. Speaking of, I need to listen to more of him, I love his music!

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    On my iPod I made a folder of instrumental rock and roll.

    Classical Gas Mason Williams
    Whipped Cream Herp Alpert
    Taste of Honey Herp Alpert
    Pet Sounds The Beach Boys
    Waiting Santana

    Bouree Jethro Tull
    Underture The Who
    Albatross Fleetwood Mac
    Black Mountain Side Led Zeppelin
    Moby Dick Led Zeppelin

    Glad Traffic
    Soul Sacrifice Santana
    Interstellar Overdrive Pink Floyd
    Beck's Bolero Jeff Beck et al.
    One of these days Pink Floyd

    The Clap Yes
    Memory of Elizabeth Reed Allman Brothers
    Jessica Allman Brothers
    Freeway Jam Jeff Beck
    Led Boots Jeff Beck

    Mood for a day Yes
    Bron-y-ar Led Zeppelin
    Fanfare for a common man ELP
    *** Down ELP (Copland)
    Honky Tonk Train Blues ELP

    Love's Theme Love's Theme Orchestra
    Breezin George Benson
    Also Sprach Zarathustra Deodata
    L'enfant Vangelis
    Exit Tangerine Dream

    Not all pop music, but that's the playlist in total
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    Frankenstein by Edgar Winter is another great one!
    Los Endos by Genesis
    Peaches En Regalia by Frank Zappa is a wonderful tune, although it wasn't a radio hit.
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    Lo Borges/Milton Nascimento - Clube da Esquina 2 (altough there are also versions with lyrics)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rn1Fvb_fiSI

    Teenage Fanclub - Is this music?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmPqeQWnvaU

    Todd Rundgren - Breathless
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJC1wlduXPU

    R Stevie Moore - Melbourne
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVV73Pt8L6U
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    Maybe my definition of POP differs from others here, but I don't consider the Dregs, Yes (pre 90125), Peaches in Regalia, Los Endos, Sylvia by Focus, ANYTHING by Return to Forever, to be POP.
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    Quite a few hit the UK singles chart when I was young - these are a few of the earliest I remember:

    Mr. Bloe - Groovin' with Mr. Bloe (1970):
    East of Eden - Jig-a-Jig (1971):
    Titanic - Sultana (1971):
    Sakkarin - Sugar Sugar (1971):
    Hot Butter - Popcorn (1972):
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Moon View Post
    Maybe my definition of POP differs from others here, but I don't consider the Dregs, Yes (pre 90125), Peaches in Regalia, Los Endos, Sylvia by Focus, ANYTHING by Return to Forever, to be POP.
    Sylvia, and Peaches are just very catchy tunes that can compete for the attention of a pop audience. It's too bad Peaches never got any airtime. I can't think of any Dregs tunes that would fit into a pop format. The poster was trying to be clever with puns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Moon View Post
    Maybe my definition of POP differs from others here, but I don't consider the Dregs, Yes (pre 90125), Peaches in Regalia, Los Endos, Sylvia by Focus, ANYTHING by Return to Forever, to be POP.

    Ya, I agree. I really don't think it's been done before! Not in the way I envision it, I'm trying to be on the top 10 billboard charts with highly artistic instrumental pop tunes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainnumber36 View Post
    I'm trying to be on the top 10 billboard charts with highly artistic instrumental pop tunes!
    In the light of who is currently charting on the Billboard Pop Chart, and who the buying public is driving those sales, I fear your project may be a "heavy lift."

    "Artistic" and "Billboard Charts" are not concepts that have collided much historically!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Room2201974 View Post
    In the light of who is currently charting on the Billboard Pop Chart, and who the buying public is driving those sales, I fear your project may be a "heavy lift."

    "Artistic" and "Billboard Charts" are not concepts that have collided much historically!
    If I can have one instrumental hit, I'll be happy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainnumber36 View Post
    If I can have one instrumental hit, I'll be happy!
    some of the recommendations above were hits, for instance Sleepwalk mentioned by Starthrower is definitely a beautiful tune and it's a very famous one
    What time is the next swan?

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