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 (eight years ago) link

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

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

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

Excited!

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

YES

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

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

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

Yay! Anyone able to provide Youtube links?

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

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

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

this song is my own personal john hughes montage soundtrack

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

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

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

Let's see if this works…

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

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

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

Ah, you got it.

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

It does! :)

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

thanks JF

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

Yay results! Yay Dancing Therapy!

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

this is going to be the most jamming week ever!

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

On to our first tie...

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

these pics are gorgeous :)

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

Yes, gr80 for president!

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

YES!

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

"Walkin'" is sublime

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

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

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

oh wow this IMS is fantastic too!

best poll ever

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

a little corny? ha...

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

<3

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

nah crut, you were right first time.

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

Up next is my favorite track so far…

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

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

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

Love for hire...is dangerouse.

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

this is my favorite song title in the poll

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

Thank you, mike t-diva!

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

Love it

(That’s “Nathalie Letertre - Reveur” in case the video becomes lost to time)

Michael F Gill, Monday, 11 October 2021 14:24 (one year ago) link

Squires Hold Me vox are awesome!

dan selzer, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 15:10 (one year ago) link

Beautiful track!

I’ve long ago went passed the wormhole of preferring instrumental, tracky, italo into almost always preferring vocal versions, and exapanding out into hi-nrg, eurodisco and almost anything else not considered “tasteful” among 80s dance music.

Not in the same league perhaps, but the Nathalie Letertre track reminded me of this tucked away French synth-pop track I dig.

Bibi Flash - Voyage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=243g89oTatY

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 17:59 (one year ago) link

i definitely have a high tolerance for cheesy/weird italo vocal styles, although i guess i can see on a dance floor how they might be off-putting

another great bibi flash track is “vie privée” - i mixed it into “the pleasure principle” at a DJ night once and it worked beautifully imho

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQEHPAJn-Xo

donna rouge, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 18:09 (one year ago) link

<3 chews and donna

I feel I have heard "Voyage" before somewhere, digging it.

Also liking Logo's swift-and-spacey "Bossa Nova 'till the end" right now, although I was pretty sold on the title alone. I don't know if it was because of P-Lion, but I enjoy how much saxophone shows up in italo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tJY4-7RThs

Michael F Gill, Wednesday, 13 October 2021 17:12 (one year ago) link

nice French posts! Reminds me of Jennifer Planisphere:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kd1k5DCYemA

which is a good outro for Patrizia Pellegrino's Automaticamore...

skip, Thursday, 14 October 2021 23:01 (one year ago) link

I like the vocal for Jennifer planisphere, and the mid tempo instrumental version (posted up thread) is one of my ALL TIME favorites. Sort of like an italo take on “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence” (aside from the actual italo take on MCMR by Clock on Five).

Michael F Gill, Friday, 15 October 2021 01:21 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

Moscu_ion (amazingly prolific italo/eurodisco youtuber) either deleted their youtube account or had it terminated. A bummer! They were responsible for a lot of videos on this thread (they all now show as unavailable). I was in the middle of attempting to listen to all 5,000 songs they had posted, and was finding a lot of gems.

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 15 January 2022 04:31 (one year ago) link

whoa, truly a bummer! heard a lot of great stuff thanks to that account :(

donna rouge, Saturday, 15 January 2022 15:42 (one year ago) link

a "hi-nrg" mix I made a few weeks ago for a radio show, with much italo and italo-adjacent sounds. Arguably more "italo" than "hi-nrg" but who's counting?

https://soundcloud.com/the-magic-message/009-magic-message-radio-dan-selzer-womr-921-wfmr-913?fbclid=IwAR3Gs4TSPHALkZWUCktQuKhQN09rUQ45dqDhhIrw62CTqcTFkUTyqC-TFFw

dan selzer, Tuesday, 25 January 2022 21:21 (one year ago) link

xxpost:
https://www.discogs.com/user/moscuionica/collection?header=1
7,000+ (mostly italo?) in the collection of discogs user moscuionica (aka Moscu ION)
maybe this can help you continue your dive, Michael?

Paul, Wednesday, 26 January 2022 02:59 (one year ago) link

Two awesome posts 😎

Chewshabadoo, Wednesday, 26 January 2022 15:55 (one year ago) link

I need to dig out that Data track you start the mix with, I sued to play that a lot when I discovered it. An underrated gem.

Chewshabadoo, Wednesday, 26 January 2022 15:56 (one year ago) link

thanks. Yeah they've got a few gems, and the b-side of that single is great too. A-O (No Bungalow), which I have an italo version of as well and played on the Lot a few weeks back. A fair amount of italo in here: https://soundcloud.com/thelotradio/superimpositions-special-guest-dan-selzer-the-lot-radio-12-20-2021

dan selzer, Wednesday, 26 January 2022 16:03 (one year ago) link

On my second listen to the mix now. What’s the track around 7:30ish? I’ve heard CC:Disco play it before and couldn’t work out what it was then either.

Chewshabadoo, Thursday, 27 January 2022 11:35 (one year ago) link

Ashaye - Electricity.

Complete tracklist:

1. Data - Living Inside Me
2. Vicious Pink - Cccan’t You See
3. Ashaye - Electricity
4. Peppermint - Light a Light (US Mix)
5. Klein and M.B.O. - Keep In touch (Dub)
6. Tapps - My Forbidden Lover
7. Shy Rose - I Cry For You
8. Gotcha - You’re Wrong
9. Hotline - Guilty
10. New York Models - Love on Video
11. Jock Hattle - Yes No Family
12. Los Angeles TF - Everlasting Fever
13. Amanda Lear - Love Your Body
14. Ramming Speed - When You Walk in the Room (Instrumental American mix)
15. Azul Y Negro - La Noche
16. Rofo - Flashlight on a Disconight
17. Lauren Grey - Putting the Night on Hold
18. Vera - Baby Won’t You Dance With Me
19. Charlene Davis - Aggression
20. Lime - Babe, We’re Gonna Love Tonite
21. Phyllis Nelson - Don’t Stop the Train

dan selzer, Thursday, 27 January 2022 13:39 (one year ago) link

Man, Ashaye really covered some ground in his not especially extensive discography. 'Fantasy' on Strictly Rythym is a pretty good house tune but 'Dreaming (Jungle Mix)' is like one of the holy grails of UK streetsoul, amazing song. And his first release was the closest he ever got to a hit and that was a medley of Michael Jackson songs - mercurial guy.

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Thursday, 27 January 2022 13:48 (one year ago) link

only noticed when playing this time that it was written/produced by Andy Sojka from Atmosfear, of Dancing in Outer Space and Motivation UK Jazz Funk fame.

dan selzer, Thursday, 27 January 2022 13:58 (one year ago) link

Sojka was also a key figure in UK streetsoul, all that stuff on Elite. And was involved with Level 42s early stuff as well iirc

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Thursday, 27 January 2022 14:06 (one year ago) link

Interesting that he'd dabble in hi-nrg. The big UK figure I think of in hi-nrg is Ian Levine, who came out of the Northern Soul scene. He's behind the Ramming Speed on my mix, which is the instrumental of a cover version of the Searchers classic.

dan selzer, Thursday, 27 January 2022 14:10 (one year ago) link

I’ve played that Ramming Speed track quite a bit, an evergreen bargain bin staple in record shops round here.

Chewshabadoo, Thursday, 27 January 2022 14:31 (one year ago) link

I dug out Everlasting Fever on Friday and gave it a spin at our mainly italo-focussed night after being reminded how good it was on your mix.

Also played on Friday by another DJ was this one I don‘t recall being aware of before, but I am currently addicted to:

Bryvan Stage - Wayout!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBsiC9K-ZSI

Chewshabadoo, Monday, 31 January 2022 10:24 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

new to me track i heard a DJ play at an italo night tonight, so killer

Jerry Moon - Over and Over

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

donna rouge, Saturday, 25 June 2022 08:25 (nine months ago) link

^That's awesome.

I heard this for the first time earlier this year, probably the most beautiful italo track I've ever heard (doesn't seem to be mentioned in this thread):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhUQ34YWT38

J. Sam, Saturday, 25 June 2022 13:50 (nine months ago) link

Over and Over is great...kills me when even the repressing are 25 dollars plus.

dan selzer, Tuesday, 28 June 2022 14:53 (nine months ago) link

another nicolosi family banger:

Angie Care - Your Mind

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grzsNOJAgq4

donna rouge, Friday, 8 July 2022 02:17 (eight months ago) link

Great memories of one of my DJ partners playing this down the years, such a beautiful heartbreaker.

Chewshabadoo, Wednesday, 13 July 2022 14:39 (eight months ago) link

three months pass...

Heard this one on a Hysteric mix recently and it really caught my ear.

Alfredo E. Muschietti – Winner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCGqeU0JRsU

Chewshabadoo, Thursday, 10 November 2022 21:28 (four months ago) link

Also been enjoying this one I had overlooked previously involving some of the people behind Mr Flagio.

Art of Love - Looking Through The Night

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-wWhSVhzDM

Chewshabadoo, Thursday, 10 November 2022 21:31 (four months ago) link

love both of those!

another big weepy number:

Alyne - Over the Sky

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IG3nLpZUukw

donna rouge, Sunday, 13 November 2022 20:33 (four months ago) link

Very nice.

Chewshabadoo, Thursday, 17 November 2022 14:50 (four months ago) link

four weeks pass...

a vinyl IG account i follow posted this today, remembered that i was fully obsessed with this one earlier this year. arguably closer to hi-NRG/new wave than italo proper but a banger all the same

Cube - Concert Boy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kF_z1CsYJCY

donna rouge, Thursday, 15 December 2022 16:50 (three months ago) link

Concert boy b/w Building on Land is a great single, both sides. I remember the Cube album being decent too!

Michael F Gill, Thursday, 15 December 2022 17:50 (three months ago) link

I wasn't familiar with Cube until I DJ'd an empty saturday at the record store Superior Elevation followed by Jexopolis who played them.

dan selzer, Thursday, 15 December 2022 18:09 (three months ago) link

when i was 14 i had a friend who kept trying to make me listen to cube, but i never did because i was dumb :(

have liked what i've heard subsequently though - they sound pretty similar to new musik i think?

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Thursday, 15 December 2022 18:44 (three months ago) link

not Italo whatsoever, but this was the new wave band that Paul Griffiths was in before Cube, 10CC-esque nerdy power pop, pretty cool i think?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdHvNS9YEZg
Stadium Dogs - Easybeat (1978)

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Thursday, 15 December 2022 19:03 (three months ago) link

and getting back to Italo business, he also played guitar on this amazingness:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4OHBQ-CHls
Jo Squillo & Kaos - Dammi Pace (Esplosioni d'Amore) (1984)

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Thursday, 15 December 2022 19:09 (three months ago) link

I first heard "Concert Boy" in 2020 and it quickly became my Lockdown-Summer-Bike-Ride-Earbuds jam

gr8080, Thursday, 15 December 2022 19:15 (three months ago) link

Concert Boy is a total total hammer and I am now reminded I need to get it into my collection. I didn’t know the connection with Jo Squillo - the LP that track is on is pretty great.

Chewshabadoo, Friday, 16 December 2022 00:30 (three months ago) link

Didnt know Concert Boy, it's very Stacrk Club.

dan selzer, Friday, 16 December 2022 13:30 (three months ago) link

hi grady :-)

c u (crüt), Friday, 16 December 2022 14:53 (three months ago) link

This Cube track is great too, as featured on Matthew Burgess & Jolyon Green's Originals comp for Claremont 56

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

groovypanda, Monday, 19 December 2022 10:49 (three months ago) link

I usually don't find much charm in many modern remixes of italo classics, but this version hits the spot:

Kano - IT'S A WAR (Purple Disco Machine & Lorenz Rhode Remix)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88xb25fmtdg

Chewshabadoo, Thursday, 29 December 2022 13:29 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

these two claudio corradini tracks just got reissued by dark entries, orig. copies of each go for $100+ on discogs so i'm very glad of it. both killer, esp. love the alex molo track:

Garland - Heartbeat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7T6OeqVKpqA

Alex Molo - Look at Me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8-EvEFb6CA

donna rouge, Saturday, 18 February 2023 20:11 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_D98RLPOI0

dan selzer, Wednesday, 15 March 2023 15:44 (two weeks ago) link

i got 7/10 :)

donna rouge, Wednesday, 15 March 2023 21:04 (two weeks ago) link

I got 6. Of the 4 I didn’t, 2 I should’ve.

dan selzer, Wednesday, 15 March 2023 21:21 (two weeks ago) link

yeah two of them i absolutely knew and have heard but couldn’t remember the artist or title. #9 was totally new to me. still the highest score i’ve ever gotten on a Blind Test video lol

donna rouge, Wednesday, 15 March 2023 22:16 (two weeks ago) link

Got 7.5, but was hoping for a 9 at least. It’s back to Italo school for me. Number 9 was new to me too.

In other news, I’ve been a bit obsessed with this one the last couple of weeks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JGj22dK794

Chewshabadoo, Friday, 17 March 2023 21:00 (two weeks ago) link

love how there’s two italo tracks named “take me to the top” that are totally different but both excellent

donna rouge, Friday, 17 March 2023 22:07 (two weeks ago) link


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