La musica si muove appena: The ILM ITALO Poll (Results Thread)

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The results thread is finally here!

This took forever. Sorry for the delays and thank you for your patience. Thanks to all of you who voted. But most importantly, big thanks to gr8080 for the incredible artwork. I can't wait for everyone to see it!

We got 30 ballots and a total of 231 songs got at least one vote. We used total no of votes and/or total no. of first place votes to break some ties. This will be a top 50 list.

And now, without further ado...

daavid, Monday, 9 February 2015 14:22 (six years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/0PYgvez.jpg

50 DHUO "Walkin'" [96 points, 3 votes]

daavid, Monday, 9 February 2015 14:23 (six years ago) link

didn't vote in this but i will be following.

oi listen mate, shut up (dog latin), Monday, 9 February 2015 14:24 (six years ago) link

I didn't vote either, but I'm happy that Walkin' made it. My work is done!

Johnny Fever, Monday, 9 February 2015 14:25 (six years ago) link

I'll be back in an hour or so.

FYI, I still don't know how the rollout is going to happen but if I have enough time I'll to 20 today, 20 tomorrow, and 10 on Wednesday… otherwise it'll be 10 per day. Suggestions welcome.

daavid, Monday, 9 February 2015 14:28 (six years ago) link

Excited!

undergraduate dance (a passing spacecadet), Monday, 9 February 2015 14:34 (six years ago) link

YES

example (crüt), Monday, 9 February 2015 14:34 (six years ago) link

i also didn't vote, because i didn't want my boring set of references to borify the results. reaaaaaaally looking forward to the results and a kickass playlist at the end.

Karl Malone, Monday, 9 February 2015 14:36 (six years ago) link

i was very happy to see this slip in at #50

gr8080, Monday, 9 February 2015 14:41 (six years ago) link

Yay! Anyone able to provide Youtube links?

⊤ℝolliℵg M∃th H∑a∂ (seandalai), Monday, 9 February 2015 14:45 (six years ago) link

DHUO "Walkin'": http://youtu.be/qZXj38K2iFg

gr8080, Monday, 9 February 2015 15:05 (six years ago) link

this song is my own personal john hughes montage soundtrack

gr8080, Monday, 9 February 2015 15:06 (six years ago) link

I can post youtube links but I'm at work and cannot check the audio quality, so it'll be the first result that comes up. I can make sure tomorrow's entries work though.

daavid, Monday, 9 February 2015 15:08 (six years ago) link

BTW, can someone remind me how do I post youtube links without embedding?

daavid, Monday, 9 February 2015 15:09 (six years ago) link

Let's see if this works…

daavid, Monday, 9 February 2015 15:17 (six years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/EazYrYD.jpg

49 INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SYSTEM "Dancing Therapy" [97 points, 3 votes]
http://youtu.be/wzK5asq0Dz4

daavid, Monday, 9 February 2015 15:17 (six years ago) link

Click "Share" beneath the video and copy the youtu.be link it provides.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 9 February 2015 15:17 (six years ago) link

Ah, you got it.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 9 February 2015 15:18 (six years ago) link

It does! :)

daavid, Monday, 9 February 2015 15:18 (six years ago) link

thanks JF

daavid, Monday, 9 February 2015 15:22 (six years ago) link

Yay results! Yay Dancing Therapy!

emil.y, Monday, 9 February 2015 15:32 (six years ago) link

I haven't heard either of these before, but they're good!

⊤ℝolliℵg M∃th H∑a∂ (seandalai), Monday, 9 February 2015 15:33 (six years ago) link

this is going to be the most jamming week ever!

skip, Monday, 9 February 2015 15:34 (six years ago) link

On to our first tie...

daavid, Monday, 9 February 2015 16:02 (six years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/v8DlPdE.jpg

47 (TIE) GAZEBO "I Like Chopin" [98 points, 3 votes]
http://youtu.be/nGJ-FMfXgyQ

daavid, Monday, 9 February 2015 16:03 (six years ago) link

these pics are gorgeous :)

nxd, Monday, 9 February 2015 16:06 (six years ago) link

Yes, gr80 for president!

Johnny Fever, Monday, 9 February 2015 16:12 (six years ago) link

YES!

daavid, Monday, 9 February 2015 16:13 (six years ago) link

I've always felt "I Like Chopin" is a little corny but the synth riff in the intro is one of my favorite things ever! In fact, the whole intro on the extended version is kind of amazing.

daavid, Monday, 9 February 2015 16:13 (six years ago) link

"Walkin'" is sublime

example (crüt), Monday, 9 February 2015 16:21 (six years ago) link

hadn't heard this before
dude sounds like andy bell
i dig

nxd, Monday, 9 February 2015 16:22 (six years ago) link

oh wow this IMS is fantastic too!

best poll ever

example (crüt), Monday, 9 February 2015 16:24 (six years ago) link

a little corny? ha...

skip, Monday, 9 February 2015 16:27 (six years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/GnaBWQv.jpg

47 (TIE) CLIO "Eyes" [98 points, 3 votes]
http://youtu.be/IzBx52Btx_E

daavid, Monday, 9 February 2015 16:33 (six years ago) link

<3

example (crüt), Monday, 9 February 2015 16:35 (six years ago) link

was about to let loose the biggest TOO LOW of all time there before i realised it was Eyes. good track regardless, this is all so aesthetically and aurally pleasing so fr as expected.

ewar woowar (or something), Monday, 9 February 2015 16:39 (six years ago) link

yeah this isn't the Clio I voted for but tbh it's probably the better track

example (crüt), Monday, 9 February 2015 16:40 (six years ago) link

I voted 'Faces', both are good but the whole is better than the part.

emil.y, Monday, 9 February 2015 16:42 (six years ago) link

nah crut, you were right first time.

ewar woowar (or something), Monday, 9 February 2015 16:43 (six years ago) link

Eyes is an awesome track and only just missed out on my ballot.

I'm not a big fan of Dhuo - Walkin' tbh it's a bit plodding and feels more like bad synthpop than exciting Italo.

Siegbran, Monday, 9 February 2015 16:49 (six years ago) link

Up next is my favorite track so far…

daavid, Monday, 9 February 2015 16:59 (six years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/1NRPFyC.jpg

46 KEN LASZLO "Hey Hey Guy" [101 points, 3 votes]
http://youtu.be/Mz6EijdvyFw

daavid, Monday, 9 February 2015 17:00 (six years ago) link

I'm off to a meeting now. See you in a couple of hours.

daavid, Monday, 9 February 2015 17:00 (six years ago) link

Love for hire...is dangerouse.

Siegbran, Monday, 9 February 2015 17:14 (six years ago) link

Nothing I voted for has turned up yet but still <3 everything so far. Never really heard the much vaunted new order italo influence but they must have heard Dancing Therapy before making Bizarre Love Triangle.

ewar woowar (or something), Monday, 9 February 2015 17:28 (six years ago) link

'Eyes' is great but yeah I voted for 'Faces' instead.

I remember seeking 'I Like Chopin' out after reading the Pet Shop Boys saying it inspired the sound of 'Rent'.

Gavin, Leeds, Monday, 9 February 2015 17:38 (six years ago) link

excited for this poll!

never heard this dhuo track before, 'snice - i'm a fan of lower-bpm italo (under the ice, comanchero, etc)

<3 dancing therapy but i didn't vote for it

donna rouge, Monday, 9 February 2015 18:09 (six years ago) link

Spotify playlist (compiled in the UK, so maybe some "territory" issues to contend with): http://open.spotify.com/user/miketd/playlist/05H7bAFsbEJdhz6Uc0tVNu - inevitably, this will be far from complete!

mike t-diva, Monday, 9 February 2015 18:18 (six years ago) link

this is my favorite song title in the poll

gr8080, Monday, 9 February 2015 18:25 (six years ago) link

Thank you, mike t-diva!

daavid, Monday, 9 February 2015 18:33 (six years ago) link

Dang my ballot would be very different today.. here's a list of italo songs, these are all extremely solid

Aax Donnell & Eric Malone - Golden Cage
Al, Puccy & Claude - I Think... (Dance Version)
Anthony's Games - Silent Smiles
Art Fine - Dark Silence
Brand Image - Are You Loving?
Brian Dalmini - Can You Tell Me
Clio - Faces (thank you poll)
Firme D'Autore - All My Life
Fockewulf 190 - Body Heat
Fred Ventura - The Years (Go By)
Glam - More Than Ever (thank you poll)
Image - Hot Stuff
Klapto - Queen Of The Night
Lama - Love On The Rocks
Lame' - You've Got The Night
Larry Paul Emmett - Evita (the contemporaneous Coco Bill cover is really good too)
Loui$ - Pink Footpath (thank you poll)
Lowell - No Matter
Magic Sound - To Haldin
Mark Tower - You Aren't Fall In Love
Maskio - Dear Sir...
Nemesy - 24 Hours
Paul Paul - Burn On The Flames
Radio Movie - Search
Riccardo Cioni - Darkness Inside
Riccardo Cioni - Fog
Sensitive - Driving (OMG THIS IS THE GREATEST SONG OF ALL TIME)
Simon Bennett - My Sweet Dream
The Clean Hands Group - Shake It On
The Creatures - Believe In Yourself
Tony Moore D.J. - Tonight
Torcida - Gaba Gaba (Let's Give It Up)
Video Club - Lost Time
Well's Fargo - Ascoli Sei Grande

brimstead, Tuesday, 15 October 2019 02:46 (one year ago) link

Good list! Lots to check out.

Here's one I'm enjoying atm:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akFVJIwdIkw

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 15 October 2019 10:27 (one year ago) link

Lame' - You've Got The Night

This is the only one I've heard! It is of course amazing. Will check out the rest

britain's secret sauce (seandalai), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 11:47 (one year ago) link

it's pretty amazing how deep you can go and keep finding great songs.

skip, Tuesday, 15 October 2019 14:49 (one year ago) link

“the years go by” is truly amazing. songs about the wasting of one’s life tend to kind of stay in that “bummed out” mode throughout (citation needed), but Fred unleashes a mega power boost with a massive chorus of hope and inspiration. So good.

brimstead, Tuesday, 15 October 2019 23:51 (one year ago) link

damn, i am going to have to go through that list when i get the time. only ones i know of those are youtube megahit "faces" and nemesy - the nemesy album is pretty much the only good italo _lp_ i know of

Spironolactone T. Agnew (rushomancy), Wednesday, 16 October 2019 13:26 (one year ago) link

Sensitive’s “Driving” sounds to me, not an Italo expert, like the halfway point between Shannon’s “Give Me Tonight” and Noel’s “Silent Morning”, which chronologically it sooooort of is.

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 16 October 2019 16:22 (one year ago) link

so so good

“golden cage” isn’t Italo actually, it’s like bumrocks style r&b or something

brimstead, Wednesday, 16 October 2019 19:25 (one year ago) link

here, have a youtube playlist

brimstead, Thursday, 17 October 2019 01:17 (one year ago) link

ah, i missed that you posted a playlist and have been looking these up manually! but it also means i got to find this great video for "you aren't fall in love"... i'm amazed and so happy that so many of these performances have been saved - the video for "a dog in the night" by mr. master is also really good...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xFnGvn2cFE

Spironolactone T. Agnew (rushomancy), Sunday, 20 October 2019 18:43 (one year ago) link

Nice! I dont think I put any “video” videos on that playlist. I’d love to see a video for “silent smiles”, Antonio Biolcati’s vocal performance is so damn majestic and he looks like such a hunky dramatic swashbuckler on his discogs photo

brimstead, Sunday, 20 October 2019 23:59 (one year ago) link

The Ram Band version of “Silent Smiles” is amazing too. Not sure which came first.

brimstead, Monday, 21 October 2019 00:01 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

Thanks for the playlist, plenty of great ones I’d not heard before.

Chewshabadoo, Friday, 8 November 2019 09:45 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

Some new discoveries for me from the Lost Italo/Euro Disco series:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4JC-HV0uSc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucgMP3oZBak

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGGGP-Dz0IE

skip, Friday, 22 November 2019 18:55 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

^^been *loving* that novecento track lately, that chorus is such a belter. was pleased to realize that it's the same vocalist who sings "the night" AND "call me mr. telephone"!

also very much obsessed with this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5xbcnaE9H0

donna rouge, Monday, 2 March 2020 01:14 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Not new to me, but they came up on shuffle, and I forgot how much they rock:

Gladiators - Quo Vadiz (fave lyric in the chorus: "We're the heroes / We are begging to fight")
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsVnTqmDBec

Gag - P.T. Dance (pretty sure I've been caught singing "He's Italian, little baby / Why you dance like penguin tiger?")
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldZw6wRxE0o

Re: Novecento - "Splendid Moment Together" is another great track with a wailer of a chorus

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 21 April 2020 01:08 (eleven months ago) link

Very nice choices, I don't think I had heard either of those YouTube's, although I love Gags Flyin' Bolero which is such an incredibly atmospheric track.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jnb_9YgMN0Y

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 21 April 2020 06:50 (eleven months ago) link

I feel the inspiration for “Flying Bolero” is the Kébekélektrik cover of “Bolero”—Gag’s version hints at the melody but never gives in. Cool A side though, yet another great one hit Italo wonder. I agree with the post above that this genre has seemingly no end of obscurities that turn out to be interesting*, especially if you factor in all the other strands of synth-dance that was happening around it.

*high tolerance of cheese/kitsch often necessary

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 21 April 2020 15:30 (eleven months ago) link

one month passes...

The Hysteric mix on last week's Beats In Space is full-on italo, many on the slower/dreamier side: https://beatsinspace.net/playlists/1044/

I definitely slept on the almost-balearic vibes of M Like Moon – Sunlight, what a great track. Feels like I've heard it before in some other context, but can't place it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xpj7W5MgsoU

Also liked the slow mix of Diavolo and Fantasy's "Let’s Go For It"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARkA89zwAUE

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 2 June 2020 01:27 (ten months ago) link

Also, I do like the 2 new Ryan Paris/Sally Shapiro tracks (posted on the SS thread)

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 2 June 2020 01:28 (ten months ago) link

three weeks pass...

I have always wanted to try my own mix rather than just stringing together tracks on a CD and finally got around to making one... you gain some new respect for DJs who do this kind of thing live!

On soundcloud for the time being: https://soundcloud.com/user-429906735/babys-first-italo-mix

skip, Tuesday, 23 June 2020 18:19 (nine months ago) link

sounds good so far!

dan selzer, Tuesday, 23 June 2020 19:45 (nine months ago) link

Nice work Skip. Agree with you about mixing italo live with the more variable structures (and tones). After initially learning DJing with (mostly) very linear house and techno tracks, learning to DJ earlier genres like italo were songs are valued as much as danceability, it definitely upped my DJ game. As a DJ who does not enjoy pre-preparing my set, my ability to think on my feet in the mix improved a lot.

Chewshabadoo, Sunday, 5 July 2020 09:26 (nine months ago) link

Man I wish I could dance to these tracks in a club again… maybe next year…

Chewshabadoo, Sunday, 5 July 2020 10:30 (nine months ago) link

The lyrics for Attack - Can’t Stop are hilariously clumsy. I love it.

Chewshabadoo, Sunday, 5 July 2020 10:43 (nine months ago) link

Thanks Chew. One more, which is going to be all for now because Soundcloud has a 180 minute limit ;)

https://soundcloud.com/user-429906735/slow-motion-italo-discomix

skip, Monday, 6 July 2020 16:45 (nine months ago) link

Now that I'm listening to one of the mixes on soundcloud it sounds like garbage because of the bitrate... feel free to message if you want the full bitrate file.

skip, Monday, 6 July 2020 16:53 (nine months ago) link

five months pass...

because I'm in a Modern Talking state of mind:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jm12K2IVow4
Modern Talking • Do You Wanna

a lot can be (and has been) said about their ESL lyrics, but I think
I hear your heartbeat, heartbeat, heartbeat
Begging me for more
Oh, I need to hear that question
Like a dancer needs the floor

is pretty great

obsessed with quality over quantity or the need to produce tracks (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 15 December 2020 08:56 (four months ago) link

A new favorite for me:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeVCFdcNFw4

skip, Tuesday, 15 December 2020 16:40 (four months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6SZQOeJVYw

skip, Tuesday, 15 December 2020 16:49 (four months ago) link

have lately been loving this my mine track that's not 'hypnotic tango':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqM2VFvMlWw

donna rouge, Tuesday, 15 December 2020 17:48 (four months ago) link

love the susanne

new to me:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6T25SrEXXA

dan selzer, Tuesday, 15 December 2020 17:51 (four months ago) link

whoah my mine track is great

dan selzer, Tuesday, 15 December 2020 17:52 (four months ago) link

cool song and creepy cover art!

My Mine Zorro is a good one.

skip, Tuesday, 15 December 2020 18:10 (four months ago) link

also digging this later valerie dore single (the last one under that name i think?) - could see it working in a balearic set

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Po-EyG26nTU

donna rouge, Tuesday, 15 December 2020 18:40 (four months ago) link

A little nonplussed at first but what an awesome guitar at the end.

skip, Tuesday, 15 December 2020 19:00 (four months ago) link

is this the only Italo Christmas song?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpNWkKSA-GU

timber euros (seandalai), Sunday, 20 December 2020 01:38 (three months ago) link

I DJ’d a few italo favourites among some other sonically related tracks recently on a video stream, here’s the watch again if people fancy a listen: https://www.timeline-music.co.uk/matthew-balaam-interleave-it-028-dec-2020/

Raggio Di Luna - Commanchero
The Real Deal - Salesman (Over-dub)
Riccardo Cioni and DJ Full Time Band - Fog (Extended Mix)
Azoto - Exalt Exalt
Talko - Psyko Flash
Salta and Roma - Doing It
Dario Dell‘Aere - Eagles in the Night
“Q” - The Voice of “Q”
Gaz Nevada - I.C. Love Affair (Chinese Version)
Fockewulf 190 - Body Heat
Evelyn Barry - Take It As A Game (Instrumental)
Kash in the East - Kamaleio
Sandwizz - Hey Chicas! Hey Chicos! (Do You Wanna Sandwich) (Sandwich Flip)
Tommy Walker III - Weak Neck
De-De-Mo - 'Cause I Need You 'Cause I Love You (Midnight Version)
Ghibli - I’m Looking For You (Instrumental)
Spellbound - ABCDEFGHIJLK.O.V.E., I Love You Baby
Trans-X - Living on Video
Mario Moretti - Danger In Deep Space
Monarchy - The Phoenix Alive (Disco Bloodbath's Dalston Dub)
Expansives - Life With You
Cristina - Things Fall Apart

Chewshabadoo, Saturday, 2 January 2021 15:00 (three months ago) link

Nice. Some all-time faves in there.

emil.y, Saturday, 2 January 2021 15:03 (three months ago) link

Thanks Emily, hope things are good with you.

Chewshabadoo, Saturday, 2 January 2021 15:45 (three months ago) link

Awesome

brimstead, Saturday, 2 January 2021 17:55 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

awesome rare track (by a german producer, apparently?): Pat - Back to My Boy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSq8Qs6bhqk

donna rouge, Saturday, 6 February 2021 00:24 (two months ago) link

Perfect

Joses Chrust (map), Saturday, 6 February 2021 01:04 (two months ago) link

Apologies if this has already been posted in the thread but this mix is still up and downloadable. I honestly can't remember how I found this but I've been listening to it for years. Nostalgia for sunny mid 80s summers, even though I never (knowingly) heard any of these tracks at the time.
https://soundcloud.com/neonjohnmusic/neon-vol-3-intermezzo-tranquilo

Alternative Ulsterbus, Saturday, 6 February 2021 02:43 (two months ago) link

Pat - nice cheesy cut there.

Made a new mix, enjoy for the time being - Soundcloud doesn't have much storage space so it will probably disappear at some point. https://soundcloud.com/user-429906735/midnight-italo-madness-vol-3-underground

This was a new one to me, cool ~100 BPM track:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsjhpOmvTUc

skip, Sunday, 7 February 2021 01:57 (two months ago) link

Yeah I love that cover.. first heard it on this groovy bootleg : https://www.discogs.com/Various-Cosmic-Dancer-Voyage-One/release/480755

brimstead, Sunday, 7 February 2021 04:52 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZds6oz8C54

skip, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 02:43 (one week ago) link

repressed on Dark Entries.

dan selzer, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 03:04 (one week ago) link

Recently went digging through a friends discogs and bought some holy grails to me but in the process discovered a bunch of other tracks that were new to me, and in most cases too expensive to actually buy but found a few on itunes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG8L4omZSUI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJGI4IYrqYw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nx5LUnpl9UQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzcYG4yasKE

dan selzer, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 03:07 (one week ago) link

nice! that sahara band one is ace

this one's been on heavy rotation lately - evidently getting a reissue some time this year:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBWgC5e7dS4

donna rouge, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 18:40 (one week ago) link


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