"500"

Updated September 24, 2017

  

September 24, 2017 marks the 35th anniversary of my Music Library. Ten years ago, I created '500', a ranking of my all-time favorite tracks. This series is updated every five years, with the next '500' scheduled in 2022, however with the age of my computers and my own advancing age, it is highly possible that this '500' will be the last. Over 16,000 tracks have appeared since September of 1982, with close to 1,900 different musical artists.

 

To qualify for inclusion on my '500', all songs must have been released no earlier than January 1, 1981 and no later than July 21, 2017. There are five tracks that pre-date the birth of my Music Library in September of 1982, with the earliest song being "Vienna" by Ultravox (#78), which was actually released in 1980, but issued as a single a year later.

Rankings are based solely on my personal taste at this time. I considered how a particular track has held up through time with endless, repeated listening. The ranking of a particular track on my Year-End series, has moderate influence on being included on '500'. A "new rule" instituted in 2017 was if a song appeared on my Year-End lists in the Top 5, they must be included on the '500'.

In 2012, there were 123 new additions to my '500', this year that number dropped to 107. 85 of those are appearing for the first time (designated by the number in blue highlight), and 22 tracks are re-entries (designated by 'R' in the 2012 column, and yellow highlight in the 2017 column). At #158, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark has the only entry with two songs, counted as one, "Flame of Hope / Goddess Of Love."

My Top 200 Artist rankings are not affected by the '500' series, as no points are given to artists for being added to the '500'.

You will notice a few songs on my '500' that were never added to my Music Library. Some were "grandfathered" in from the 21 months prior to the creation of my Music Library in September 1982, or an older track could initially been overlooked at the time.

"Sanvean (I Am Your Shadow)" by Lisa Gerrard (#51) was never included on my Music Library, as the song was recorded by Dead Can Dance and that version (almost identical) is included on ML #193. Since it was the Lisa Gerrard version that became the most popular, I use that version on the '500' list.

Some versions of tracks found on '500' are slightly different or extended versions of the original Music Library inclusion.

On the far left column is the ranking from 2012, followed by its current 2017 position. Artist and track title follows, then the year the song was released, followed by which Music Library number, the song first appeared on. (The year of release does not necessarily indicate the year it appeared on my Music Library).

Below the '500', you will find factual summaries about my updated '500', including year-by-year representation, shortest and longest tracks, a listing of artists with 3 or more tracks placed, including if tracks were lost or gained. Below that is a listing of the 106 tracks that dropped off the list to make room for the new entries. (The reason only 106 were deleted, when 107 were added, is due to the aforementioned OMD track that had two tracks counted as one). They will be shown in order of where these songs were ranked in 2012.

2012
2017

Artist

Track Title

Year Of Release
ML #
3
1

Ulrich Schnauss

Goodbye

2007
497
2
2

This Mortal Coil

Acid, Bitter And Sad

1987
70
-
3

Zero 7

The Colour Of Spring (feat. Only Girl)

2012
700
-
4

Johnny Marr

The Messenger

2013
719
7
5

Patrick O'Hearn

Playground

2011
657
65
6

Siobhan Donaghy

Ghosts

2007
528
-
7

Lana Del Rey

Ultraviolence

2014
794
-
8

Tangerine Dream

Heart Throb

2015
829
11
9

Roxy Music

Avalon

1982
5
10
10

William Orbit

Optical Illusions

2009
582
6
11

Enya

Caribbean Blue

1991
128
12
12

Peter Murphy

A Strange Kind Of Love

1989
104
-
13

Johnny Marr

New Town Velocity

2013
723
-
14

Phoria

Saving Us A Riot

2016
885
8
15

Chris Isaak

Wicked Game

1989
113
4
16

De/Vision

No Tomorrow

2006
458
1
17

Moby

When It's Cold I'd Like To Die

1995
282
16
18

Roxy Music

More Than This

1982
11
-
19

Ghost Loft

So High

2013
757
9
20

Andreas Gross

Heart Parasite

2011
636
19
21

Camouflage

Perfect

2003
371
-
22

Cloud Cult

It Takes A Lot

2013
727
-
23

Recoil

Inheritance

2012
696
14
24

Depeche Mode

Enjoy The Silence

1990
105
-
25

Mark Pritchard

Beautiful People

2016
882
-
26

Bibio

Dye The Water Green

2013
791
-
27

Andreas Gross

Goodbye Mainstream

2014
802
20
28

Depeche Mode

I Feel You

1993
148
21
29

In The Nursery

Poema

1998
247
-
30

Above & Beyond

Peace Of Mind (feat. Zoe Johnston)

2015
824
-
31

Lights Out Asia

They Disappear Into The Palms

2012
788
-
32

Boards Of Canada

Sick Times

2013
743
-
33

Boards Of Canada

Reach For The Dead

2013
738
-
34

Owl City

Beautiful Times (feat. Lindsey Stirling)

2014
792
56
35

Talk Talk

The Rainbow

1988
88
-
36

Purity Ring

Lofticries

2012
699
22
37

Patrick O'Hearn

Liberty

1995
198
-
38

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

The Future Will Be Silent

2013
731
49
39

Massive Attack

Teardrop

1998
243
39
40

Madonna

Frozen

1998
240
41
41

All Saints

Black Coffee

2000
439
13
42

Blank & Jones

Counting Clouds

2003
410
5
43

Tangerine Dream

Exit

1981
--
29
44

Peter Murphy

Seesaw Sway

2011
652
18
45

M83

Skin Of The Night

2008
527
62
46

New Order

True Faith

1987
71
-
47

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

Atomic Ranch

2013
714
23
48

Sia

Breathe Me

2004
435
17
49

Patrick O'Hearn

So Flows The Current

2001
300
34
50

Talk Talk

I Believe In You

1988
88
28
51

Lisa Gerrard

Sanvean (I Am Your Shadow)

1995
--
40
52

Tracey Thorn

Easy

2007
493
15
53

The Smiths

How Soon Is Now?

1984
38
-
54

Midge Ure

Become

2014
792
47
55

William Orbit

Sea Green

2006
447
197
56

Toto

Africa

1982
3
48
57

Patrick O'Hearn

Two Continents

1995
198
24
58

Finley Quaye

Dice

2003
379
38
59

Depeche Mode

Stripped

1986
48
61
60

Depeche Mode

Strangelove

1987
68
26
61

Delerium

Silence

1997
229
31
62

Dead Can Dance

In Power We Entrust The Love Advocated

1984
110
79
63

Craig Armstrong

This Love

1997
248
37
64

Air

Run

2004
401
54
65

The Beloved

Sweet Harmony

1993
150
42
66

Andreas Gross

Neologism

2009
578
51
67

A-ha

Butterfly, Butterfly (The Last Hurrah)

2010
617
105
68

Above & Beyond

Love Is Not Enough (feat. Zoe Johnston)

2011
654
-
69

Tangerine Dream

Electron Bonfire

2015
866
-
70

The Orb

Soulman (feat. Lee Scratch Perry)

2012
712
-
71

Above & Beyond

We're All We Need (feat. Zoe Johnston)

2015
812
74
72

William Orbit

Surfin

2006
448
25
73

Tangerine Dream

A Matter Of Time

1987
120
-
74

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

Metroland (Edit)

2013
717
84
75

Talk Talk

It's Getting Late In The Evening

1986
46
63
76

Pet Shop Boys

Love etc.

2009
555
73
77

Kraftwerk

Musique Non Stop

1986
60
93
78

Ultravox

Vienna

1981
23
-
79

Morten Harket

Brother

2014
779
-
80

Delerium

Blue Fires (feat. Mimi Page)

2016
909
-
81

Above & Beyond

Counting Down The Days (feat. Gemma Hayes)

2015
820
59
82

Tangerine Dream

Vanishing Blue

1996
233
76
83

Tears For Fears

Sowing The Seeds Of Love

1989
100
92
84

Yes

Leave It

1983
21
35
85

Ulrich Schnauss

Passing By

2001
445
75
86

Tangerine Dream

Heartbreakers

1984
40
108
87

Depeche Mode

Personal Jesus

1990
104
78
88

In The Nursery

Woman

1996
212
60
89

Kate Bush

King Of The Mountain

2005
438
234
90

Madonna

Forbidden Love

2005
447
110
91

Kate Bush

Cloudbusting

1985
50
82
92

Ultravox

Lament

1984
25
99
93

Lightning Seeds

Sense

1992
136
43
94

The Chameleons

Miracles And Wonders

2001
318
55
95

Brian Eno w/ Daniel Lanois & Roger Eno

An Ending (Ascent)

1983
39
45
96

Blank & Jones

The Hardest Heart (Ambient Mix)

2003
408
96
97

Andreas Gross

Lovely Asteroid

2007
549
-
98

Rykard

North Cormorant Obscurity

2010
827
80
99

Camouflage

The Great Commandment

1988
88
27
100

Hybrid

True To Form

2003
374
-
101

Jean-Michel Jarre

Why This, Why That And Why (feat. Yello)

2016
877
-
102

Shriekback

Soft Estate

2015
827
53
103

Howard Shore

Evenstar (feat. Isabel Bayrakdarian)

2002
357
52
104

The House Of Love

Feel

1992
141
155
105

Ulrich Schnauss

Monday-Paracetamol

2004
453
-
106

All Saints

One Strike

2016
870
68
107

Clannad

In A Lifetime

1985
43
69
108

Tangerine Dream

Footbridge To Heaven

1984
40
-
109

Hundred Waters

Down From The Rafters

2014
793
102
110

William Orbit

Million Town

1995
206
115
111

Tangerine Dream

Church Theme

1983
30
36
112

Tangerine Dream

Kiew Mission

1981
3
199
113

Talk Talk

Desire

1988
89
70
114

Sarah McLachlan

Into The Fire

1991
134
114
115

Roxy Music

Take A Chance With Me

1982
30
33
116

Patrick O'Hearn

Reaching Land

2011
655
111
117

New Order

Fine Time

1989
99
104
118

New Order

Player In The League

2002
335
66
119

Michael Brook

Breakdown

1992
138
-
120

Sia

Elastic Heart

2014
817
89
121

In The Nursery

The Living Tongue

1998
247
97
122

Death Cab For Cutie

Meet Me On The Equinox

2009
585
140
123

The Cure

The Loudest Sound

2000
281
30
124

Coldplay

Speed Of Sound

2005
429
147
125

Camouflage

Close

1993
196
117
126

Camouflage

You Turn

2003
371
138
127

A-ha

Lifelines

2002
337
230
128

Above & Beyond

Tri-State

2006
499
179
129

William Orbit

Ogive Number 1

2000
280
129
130

Ultravox

Dancing With Tears In My Eyes

1984
27
308
131

Tangerine Dream

The Unknown Is The Truth

2009
583
83
132

Tangerine Dream

White Eagle

1982
1
-
133

Clannad

A Song In Your Heart

2013
757
131
134

Rush

Manhattan Project

1985
43
219
135

The Psychedelic Furs

The Ghost In You

1984
24
64
136

Rain Tree Crow

Blackwater

1991
120
137
137

Blank & Jones

Perfect Silence

2004
401
50
138

M83

Too Late

2008
524
87
139

Katie Melua

The Flood

2010
609
44
140

Imogen Heap

Lifeline

2011
668
145
141

Electronic

Make It Happen

1999
260
57
142

Depeche Mode

Precious

2005
433
46
143

Brian Eno

Under

2005
441
162
144

Bryan Ferry

Is Your Love Strong Enough

1985
48
264
145

Camouflage

That Smiling Face

1988
87
139
146

Brian Eno w/ Daniel Lanois & Roger Eno

Prophecy Theme

1984
35
81
147

Andreas Gross

Stone Thrower

2009
578
-
148

Andreas Gross

Bloodkiss

2008
807
77
149

Hybrid

Break My Soul

2010
595
144
150

New Order

World

1993
157
101
151

Peter Gabriel & Deep Forest

While The Earth Sleeps

1995
200
170
152

Pink Floyd

High Hopes

1994
179
-
153

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Danner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister

Mercury

2017
930
-
154

Schiller

Paradise (feat. Arlissa)

2016
870
395
155

Sarah McLachlan

Vox

1988
95
R
156

Kate Bush

An Architect's Dream

2005
444
171
157

Recoil

Black Box (Complete)

2000
299
R
158

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

Flame Of Hope/Goddess Of Love

1986
59
71
159

Shriekback

This Big Hush

1985
40
113
160

Yello

Rubberband Man

1991
126
-
161

Coldplay

Midnight

2014
775
-
162

Dead Can Dance

Amnesia

2012
696
175
163

Yello

Desire

1985
36
154
164

Yello

Tiger Dust

2003
384
127
165

Tangerine Dream

Canyon Voices

1987
92
-
166

Yello

Limbo

2016
897
91
167

Rush

The Big Money

1985
70
103
168

Robert Plant

Little By Little

1985
37
128
169

Patrick O'Hearn

Sacred Heart

1991
127
169
170

New Order

Vicious Streak

2001
326
85
171

Roxy Music

The Main Thing

1982
54
185
172

A-ha

I've Been Losing You

1986
57
160
173

Bel Canto

Mornixuur

1992
150
116
174

Bryan Ferry

The 39 Steps

1994
182
119
175

Coldplay

Talk

2005
428
190
176

Deep Forest

Sweet Lullaby (Ambient Mix)

1993
169
245
177

Electronic

Feel Every Beat

1991
123
192
178

Enya

May It Be

2002
328
98
179

The Human League

House Full Of Nothing

1995
192
208
180

Martin L. Gore

Compulsion

1989
99
-
181

Andy Stott

Luxury Problems

2012
710
86
182

Moby

Whispering Wind

2000
328
196
183

Patrick O'Hearn

Faith And Endurance

1996
213
-
184

Nada Surf

Cold To See Clear

2015
870
-
185

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Danner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister

Saturn

2017
930
210
186

New Order

Jetstream

2005
441
191
187

Depeche Mode

Policy Of Truth

1990
106
72
188

Dead Can Dance

The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove

1993
160
107
189

Cocteau Twins

Know Who You Are At Every Age

1993
165
106
190

Caroline Lavelle

Turning Ground

1995
210
187
191

Amethystium

Tinuviel

2001
402
90
192

Bryan Ferry

You Can Dance

2010
623
189
193

Camouflage

Crime

1993
195
202
194

Crash Test Dummies

Mmm, Mmm, Mmm, Mmm

1993
174
174
195

William Orbit

Spiral

2006
447
157
196

U2

Mysterious Ways

1991
131
318
197

Talk Talk

Eden (Edit)

1988
88
240
198

Sting

Fortress Around Your Heart

1985
40
58
199

R.E.M.

The Great Beyond

1999
280
244
200

Faithless

Feelin Good

2010
608
201
201

Frazier Chorus

Le Change Est Magnifique

1990
110
-
202

Simple Minds

Blindfolded

2014
808
-
203

Royksopp

Never Ever (feat. Susaanne Sundfor) (Edit)

2016
902
150
204

Dire Straits

Money For Nothing

1985
41
-
205

Orchestral Manaouvres In The Dark

Night Cafe

2013
730
146
206

A-ha

Minor Earth Major Sky

2000
284
-
207

Dido

End Of Night

2013
721
176
208

Zero 7

When It Falls

2004
396
289
209

Ultravox

Reap The Wild Wind

1983
7
156
210

William Orbit

Montok Point

1995
206
112
211

Tears For Fears

Head Over Heels

1984
41
241
212

Torch Song

Field Of View

1995
210
122
213

The House Of Love

Fade Away

1992
142
177
214

U2

Magnificent

2009
556
130
215

Tears For Fears

Shout

1984
37
153
216

Tangerine Dream

Mothers Of Rain

1988
86
183
217

Rush

Nobody's Hero

1993
168
132
218

Peter Gabriel

Mercy Street

1986
54
296
219

Patrick O'Hearn

A Safe Return

2007
503
124
220

Morrissey

Late Night, Maudlin Street

1988
80
133
221

Moby

Porcelain

1999
281
168
222

Moya Brennan

Rinne Tu

1999
276
67
223

Mike Oldfield

Only Time Will Tell

1995
189
178
224

Marty Willson-Piper

Will I Start To Bleed

1992
140
109
225

Lisa Gerrard & Pieter Bourke

Sacrifice

1998
242
88
226

Jean-Michel Jarre

Zoolook

1984
--
95
227

Jean-Michel Jarre

Love Love Love

2000
284
121
228

Hans Zimmer

Gortoz A Ran-J'Attends

2001
342
32
229

Gotye

Somebody That I Used To Know

2012
684
184
230

Enya

Athair Ar Neamh

1995
203
151
231

Electronic

Getting Away With It

1989
104
-
232

Boards Of Canada

White Cyclosa

2013
743
-
233

Camouflage

Shine

2015
826
-
234

Ulrich Schnauss

A Long Way To Fall

2012
707
-
235

Daniel Lanois

Deconstruction (feat. Rocco DeLuca)

2016
897
198
236

Dire Straits

Brothers In Arms

1985
38
136
237

Dead Can Dance

American Dreaming

1994
184
455
238

David Sylvian

I Should Not Dare

2011
653
164
239

Dave Gahan

Saw Something

2007
507
149
240

Cocteau Twins

Cherry Coloured Funk

1990
117
148
241

Clannad

Na Laethe Bhi

1993
154
228
242

The Chameleons

View From A Hill

1983
69
158
243

A-ha

I Wished I Cared

2000
285
173
244

U2

Pride (In The Name Of Love)

1984
42
181
245

Tangerine Dream

No Man's Land

1983
--
-
246

Roxy Music

The Space Between

1982
--
218
247

Rush

Mystic Rhythms

1985
43
278
248

The Police

Wrapped Around Your Finger

1983
11
329
249

Pieter Nooten & Michael Brook

Searching

1987
76
276
250

Peter Gabriel

Digging In The Dirt

1992
141
220
251

Pet Shop Boys

West End Girls

1986
48
259
252

OneTwo

Signals

2007
498
161
253

Bluetech

Escape

2010
616
R
254

Morrissey

I Know Very Well How I Got My Name

1988
92
-
255

Peter Gabriel

Lay Your Hands On Me

1982
1
R
256

Madonna

Gone

2000
296
R
257

Camouflage

Falling

1993
195
R
258

Jan Hammer

Crockett's Theme

1987
63
258
259

A-ha

Take On Me

1985
39
205
260

The Church

Under The Milky Way

1988
81
227
261

Delerium

Innocente

2000
314
-
262

Tycho

Field

2016
908
-
263

Nada Surf

Rushing

2016
871
165
264

Dead Can Dance

Don't Fade Away

1994
184
141
265

Depeche Mode

Never Let Me Down Again

1987
73
246
266

The Dolphin Brothers

Catch The Fall

1987
71
324
267

Donald Fagen

New Frontier

1982
7
408
268

Yes

Dangerous (Look In The Light Of What You're Searching For)

1991
120
239
269

William Orbit

Piece In The Old Style 3

2000
279
213
270

U2

Electrical Storm (William Orbit Mix)

2002
346
-
271

Quaeschning & Schnauss

Prism

2017
932
142
272

Tangerine Dream

Cottage

1985
39
216
273

Talk Talk

It's My Life

1984
23
217
274

Talk Talk

Such A Shame

1984
24
231
275

Sarah McLachlan

Building A Mystery

1997
231
270
276

Rush

Distant Early Warning

1984
24
257
277

Roxy Music

While My Heart Is Still Beating

1982
4
221
278

New Order

Vanishing Point

1989
93
274
279

Moby

Pale Horses

2009
566
100
280

Mike Oldfield

Let There Be Light

1995
189
123
281

Mike + The Mechanics

Par Avion

1985
44
134
282

Lightning Seeds

Perfect

1994
181
420
283

Faithless

Crazy English Summer

2001
327
252
284

Genesis

Home By The Sea / Second Home By The Sea

1983
17
206
285

Electronic

The Patience Of A Saint

1991
122
232
286

Don Henley

The Boys Of Summer

1984
33
R
287

Clannad

A Dream In The Night

1989
104
120
288

Delerium

Duende (Edit Version)

1997
231
422
289

Cocteau Twins

Alice

1996
217
200
290

Curt Smith

Addict

2008
525
R
291

Peter Gabriel

Don't Break This Rhythm

1986
51
118
292

Clan Of Xymox

There's No Tomorrow (Fading Colours Mix)

2003
367
204
293

Bryan Ferry

Slave To Love

1985
38
215
294

William Orbit

The Name Of The Wave

1995
207
180
295

This Mortal Coil

I Want To Live

1986
60
441
296

Tangerine Dream

The Spirit Of The Czar

2001
319
277
297

Tangerine Dream

Ride On The Ray

1985
54
167
298

Missing Persons

Surrender Your Heart

1984
31
410
299

Johnny Cash

Hurt

2002
358
R
300

Moya Brennan

Peacemaker

1999
277
R
301

Angelo Badalamenti

Mulholland Drive

2001
335
391
302

Delerium

Inner Sanctum

2000
300
172
303

Tangerine Dream

Bois De Boulogne

1985
43
285
304

Howard Jones

What Is Love?

1984
22
265
305

Electronic

Get The Message (Single Mix)

1991
122
163
306

Clan Of Xymox

One More Time

2003
378
-
307

Madsonik

Drift And Fall Again (feat. Lola Marsh)

2016
917
309
308

Simple Minds

Dolphin

2005
437
281
309

Pet Shop Boys

Miserablism (Electro Mix)

1991
134
135
310

Madonna

Drowned World / Substitute For Love

1998
240
319
311

Madonna

Has To Be

1998
247
R
312

David Helpling

All Things End

1999
269
333
313

Yello

Magnetic

1997
226
338
314

Massive Attack

Everywhen

2003
352
R
315

Yes

Homeworld (The Ladder)

1999
271
272
316

Genesis

The Carpet Crawlers 1999

1999
277
-
317

Slowdive

Sugar For The Pill

2017
921
224
318

Jean-Michel Jarre

Oxygene 13

1997
227
-
319

The Cinematic Orchestra

To Build A Home

2007
684
126
320

Tangerine Dream

Beach Scene

1981
2
313
321

Patrick O'Hearn

87 Dreams Of A Lifetime

1986
68
373
322

Yello

Celsius

1997
226
320
323

Delerium

Myth

2001
301
-
324

John Foxx & Jori Hulkkonen

Evangeline

2013
750
-
325

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

Isotype

2017
931
311
326

Pet Shop Boys

Single (Radio Edit)

1996
218
267
327

Patrick O'Hearn

Crossing The Divide

1996
212
279
328

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

Time Zones

1983
9
222
329

Minor Detail

I've Got A Friend

1983
13
209
330

Michael Brook

Ultramarine

1992
138
195
331

Owl City

Fireflies

2009
577
350
332

Lightning Seeds

The Life Of Riley

1992
135
317
333

Madonna

The Power Of Goodbye

1998
240
253
334

Kate Bush

Experiment IV

1986
63
207
335

Hybrid

Keep It In The Family

2006
481
236
336

Laurie Mayer

Jagged Rain (Vocal)

2007
547
331
337

Erasure

Rock Me Gently

1996
204
299
338

Conjure One

Pilgrimage

2005
437
414
339

China Crisis

Wishful Thinking

1982
21
322
340

Clan Of Xymox

Medusa

1986
62
400
341

Delerium

Apparition

2006
482
287
342

Paul Simon

Another Galaxy

2006
468
226
343

The Gathering

In Power We Entrust The Love Advocated

2004
411
-
344

New Order

Restless

2015
849
493
345

Ultravox

Brilliant

2012
692
-
346

Daniel Lanois

Forest City

2014
813
355
347

Tangerine Dream

Fairfax

1998
253
212
348

Tears For Fears

Woman In Chains

1989
101
182
349

Single Gun Theory

Motherland

1994
208
315
350

Recoil

Allelujah

2007
505
351
351

Patrick O'Hearn

Coba

1991
126
314
352

Patrick O'Hearn

Devil's Lake

1991
126
194
353

Mike Oldfield

No Mans Land

2002
347
223
354

Lisa Gerrard & Pieter Bourke

Meltdown

1999
276
152
355

Jean-Michel Jarre

Equinoxe 4

2003
408
203
356

Enigma

Sadeness Part 1

1990
118
251
357

Dead Can Dance

Rakim

1994
184
435
358

Carbon Based Lifeforms

Somewhere In Russia

2011
660
364
359

Depeche Mode

Shake The Disease

1985
43
188
360

Brendan Perry

Utopia

2010
604
186
361

Air

Biological

2004
395
159
362

The Art Of Noise

Paranoimia (feat. Max Headroom)

1986
55
416
363

Bryan Ferry

Shameless

2010
625
R
364

The Smiths

There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

1986
57
273
365

Home Video

We

2005
416
-
366

Rykard

The Woollen Woods

2016
895
-
367

Conjure One

Under The Gun (feat. Leigh Nash)

2015
745
-
368

Enya

Only Time

2000
299
-
369

Roger Eno / Plumbline

Back To The Beginning

2013
755
397
370

Younger Brother

Psychic Gibbon

2007
513
347
371

Yello

Mean Monday

2011
684
307
372

Tangerine Dream

Dolphin Dance

1986
55
125
373

U2

The Unforgettable Fire

1984
33
237
374

Tangerine Dream

Love On A Real Train

1983
25
305
375

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

Crush

1985
42
304
376

Moby

Harbour

2002
337
346
377

Orbital

One Perfect Sunrise

2004
398
R
378

Euphoria

The Road

1999
315
R
379

Telepopmusik

Breathe

2002
347
-
380

GusGus

Crossfade

2014
785
254
381

R.E.M.

Man On The Moon

1992
146
255
382

Peter Gabriel

In Your Eyes

1986
53
295
383

Pet Shop Boys

Opportunities

1986
49
411
384

Neil Young

Hitchhiker

2010
622
302
385

Madonna

Love Profusion

2003
364
369
386

Lightning Seeds

If Only

1999
278
233
387

Keane

Crystal Ball

2006
472
286
388

Kate Bush

Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)

1985
41
193
389

Jean-Michel Jarre

Aerozone

2003
407
396
390

In The Nursery

Syracuse

1996
212
372
391

Faithless

Bombs

2006
487
225
392

Hybrid

Marrakech

2003
380
266
393

Hex

In The Net

1989
106
349
394

Clannad

Let Me See

1998
249
379
395

A-ha

The Sun Always Shines In T.V.

1985
39
292
396

A-ha

Scoundrel Days

1986
60
354
397

Peter Gabriel

Don't Give Up

1986
53
94
398

Talk Talk

April 5th

1986
48
211
399

Propaganda

P-Machinery

1985
45
301
400

Andreas Gross

Not My World

2007
547
R
401

Sarah McLachlan

Fumbling Towards Ecstasy

1994
168
437
402

Underworld

To Heal

2007
509
-
403

Turtle

Silent Weapons

2015
862
413
404

Clannad

Theme From Harry's Game

1984
55
235
405

Enya

Exile

1988
92
-
406

William Orbit

The Diver (feat. Laurie Mayer)

2014
782
-
407

David Sylvian

The Greatest Living Englishman (Remixed by Modesto Muniz)

2015
828
288
408

Yello

The Expert

2009
584
R
409

Scritti Politti

Perfect Way

1985
41
-
410

Natalie Merchant

Giving Up Everything

2014
782
399
411

Yanni

Looking Glass

1986
66
256
412

Willam Orbit

Riding To Rio

1987
81
238
413

Talk Talk

The Party's Over

1982
4
269
414

This Mortal Coil

Dreams Are Like Water

1991
120
419
415

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

History Of Modern (Parts III & IV)

2011
655
271
416

Madonna

Ray Of Light

1998
241
443
417

Joni Mitchell

The Reoccuring Dream

1988
80
477
418

Kristen Hersh

Your Ghost

1992
173
249
419

Blank & Jones

Desire (Ambient Mix)

2003
388
303
420

Dead Can Dance

How Fortunate The Man With None

1993
160
291
421

Clan Of Xymox

This World

1998
235
247
422

Dead Can Dance

The Host Of Seraphim

1988
166
143
423

Wang Chung

To Live And Die In L.A.

1985
46
242
424

Talk Talk

Have You Heard The News?

1982
4
442
425

Skye

Solitary

2006
472
262
426

Xymox

Imagination

1989
97
284
427

Rush

Subdivisions

1982
1
310
428

Tangerine Dream

Yellowstone Park

1985
42
-
429

Schiller

Mitternacht

2012
704
-
430

Bryan Ferry

Loop De Li

2014
809
428
431

Yes

Owner Of A Lonely Heart

1983
17
374
432

U2

Desire

1988
98
362
433

U2

Zoo Station

1991
132
447
434

Ride

Chrome Waves

1992
139
282
435

Recoil

Bloodline

1992
140
268
436

Roxy Music

True To Life

1982
19
367
437

Madonna

Live To Tell

1986
50
384
438

Pet Shop Boys

This Must Be The Place I've Waited Years To Leave

1990
115
280
439

Ric Ocasek

This Side Of Paradise

1986
58
250
440

Bliss

People Among Us

2010
618
476
441

Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe

Quartet

1989
98
466
442

Talk Talk

New Grass

1991
128
-
443

Aimee Mann

Goose Snow Cone

2017
920
366
444

Tangerine Dream

Mojave End Title

1983
30
306
445

Patrick O'Hearn

Between Two Worlds

1986
67
376
446

Soma

The Olmec Enigma

1999
273
421
447

Shpongle

Botanical Dimensions

2005
428
261
448

Lightning Seeds

Joy

1989
116
375
449

Eden

Dreamwheel

1993
168
-
450

Christine And The Queens

Tilted

2016
852
344
451

Talk Talk

Life's What You Make It

1986
47
-
452

Chvrches

Leave A Trace

2013
839
371
453

Robert Plant

Big Log

1983
17
332
454

Morrissey

November Spawned A Monster

1990
108
458
455

Revenge

State Of Shock

1992
134
312
456

New Order

Ruined In A Day

1993
154
380
457

David Sylvian

Orpheus

1987
77
359
458

Clannad

Now Is Here

1984
26
263
459

Depeche Mode

Blasphemous Rumours

1984
34
341
460

Depeche Mode

Walking In My Shoes

1993
151
462
461

Boards Of Canada

Peacock Tail

2005
442
358
462

China Crisis

Christian

1982
44
293
463

Duran Duran

Ordinary World

1993
147
300
464

Bad Lieutenant

Sink Or Swim

2009
588
452
465

Coldplay

Paradise

2011
665
248
466

The Art Of Noise

Close (To The Edit)

1984
29
-
467

Silent Rider

I Was A Bomb

2012
803
-
468

Thirteen Senses

Into The Fire

2004
702
385
469

Schiller

Try (w/ Nadia Ali)

2010
595
339
470

Tears For Fears

Call Me Mellow

2004
398
495
471

Morrissey

You Were Good In Your Time

2009
552
297
472

Moby

My Weakness

1999
284
394
473

David Sylvian & Robert Fripp

20th Century Dreaming (A Shaman's Song)

1993
158
326
474

Johannes Schmoelling

Matjora Is Still Alive

1987
74
166
475

Lori Carson & Graeme Revell

Fall In The Light

1995
210
342
476

Leftfield

20th Century Poem

1995
317
343
477

GusGus

Thin Ice

2009
577
370
478

Hooverphonic

Gentle Storm

2007
514
424
479

Faithless

Flyin Hi

2010
611
382
480

Electric Light Orchestra

Here Is The News

1981
2
386
481

Tangerine Dream

Smile

1987
70
-
482

Lana Del Rey

Born To Die

2012
827
-
483

Benoit Pioulard

Upon The Break Arch

2015
853
260
484

Andreas Gross

Memento

2009
578
-
485

Daft Punk

Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams)

2013
738
327
486

A-ha

There's Never A Forever Thing

1988
84
316
487

Coldplay

Clocks

2002
373
-
488

Pam Chapman

Watch Crystal

2017
920
R
489

Bill Nelson's Orchestra Arcana

Greeting A New Day

1988
90
R
490

Duran Duran

Union Of The Snake

1983
17
R
491

Camel

Heroes

1982
5
365
492

Depeche Mode

Only When I Lose Myself

1998
250
R
493

Depeche Mode

Higher Love

1993
150
335
494

Delerium

Metaphor

1986
187
321
495

Schiller

Falling

2005
469
406
496

De/Vision

Be A Light To Yourself

2010
597
404
497

Shriekback

Evaporation

1983
42
214
498

Yello

Lost Again

1983
33
-
499

Tangerine Dream

Tangines On And Running

2007
937
R
500

Sarah McLachlan

Possession (Acoustic)

1994
168

Artists with (3) or more tracks

Figure following track total indicates the number of tracks lost or gained. "nc" indicates no change.

Tangerine Dream

27
(-2)

U2

7
nc

Coldplay

4
+2

Patrick O'Hearn

17
+1

Camouflage

6
(-1)

Brian Eno

4
+1

Depeche Mode

15
(-3)

Clan Of Xymox

6
+1

Faithless

4
+3

Talk Talk

12
(-1)

OMD

6
(-3)

Morrissey

4
+1

A-ha

11
+1

Pet Shop Boys

6
(-2)

Mike Oldfield

4
(-2)

William Orbit

11
+2

Roxy Music

6
nc

The Police

4
+2

Madonna

10
nc

Blank & Jones

5
+1

This Mortal Coil

4
nc

New Order

9
(-1)

Kate Bush

5
nc

Art Of Noise

3
+1

Delerium

8
(-1)

Clannad

5
(-2)

The Chameleons

3
nc

Moby

8
+3

Enya

5
(-3)

China Crisis

3
(-1)

Yello

8
(-2)

Bryan Ferry

5
+1

Duran Duran

3
(-1)

Andreas Gross

7
+7

Hybrid

5
+1

Electric Light Orchestra

3
(-2)

Dead Can Dance

7
(-1)

In The Nursery

5
nc

Enigma

3
nc

Peter Gabriel

7
(-4)

David Sylvian

5
nc

Sarah McLachlan

3
(-2)

Jean Michel Jarre

7
nc

Tears For Fears

5
nc

Recoil

3
+1

Lightning Seeds

7
nc

Ultravox

5
+2

Ulrich Schnauss

3
nc

Rush

7
nc

Cocteau Twins

4
nc

Yes

3
(-1)

Year by year representation (Based on actual release date)

1980
0
1987
13
1994
9
2001
10
2008
4
2015
13
1981
5
1988
17
1995
16
2002
10
2009
14
2016
14
1982
17
1989
13
1996
8
2003
15
2010
14
2017
7
1983
17
1990
8
1997
7
2004
10
2011
11

1984
23
1991
16
1998
13
2005
14
2012
13

1985
26
1992
14
1999
13
2006
11
2013
18

1986
26
1993
19
2000
13
2007
15
2014
14

 

Tracks that appear on '500' but have never appeared on my Music Library

#43

Tangerine Dream

Exit

#51

Lisa Gerrard

Sanvean (I Am Your Shadow)

#226

Jean Michel Jarre

Zoolook

#245

Tangerine Dream

No Man's Land

Shortest Track

"Atomic Ranch" by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (#47) - 1:46

Longest Track

"Black Box (Complete)" by Recoil (#157) - 14:24

Tracks from the 2012 '500' list that dropped off

Shown in order by 2012 ranking

2012

Artist

Track Title

Year Of Release
229

Bill Nelson

Roses And Rocketships

1995
243

Jean-Michel Jarre

Oxygene 8

1997
275

Peter Buffett

Blood Into Gold (feat. Akon)

2009
283

Tangerine Dream

Diamond Diary

1981
290

The Rolling Stones

Undercover Of The Night

1983
294

Edgar Froese

Pinnacles

1983
323

Neneh Cherry

Move With Me (Dub Mix)

1991
325

A-ha`

The Company Man

2000
328

Herbie Hancock

Rockit

1983
330

Tangerine Dream

Pilots Of Purple Twilight

1981
334

The Edge w/ Michael Brook

Heroine (feat. Sinead O'Connor)

1986
336

Jon Anderson

Loved By The Sun

1985
337

Enigma

Hell's Heaven

2008
340

Duran Duran

All You Need Is Now

2011
345

New Order

Regret

1993
349

Clan Of Xymox

It's All A Lie

1997
352

Lightning Seeds

Cigarettes & Lies

1999
353

The Police

King Of Pain

1983
356

Ryan Star

Brand New Day

2009
357

Mojave 3

Bluebird Of Happiness (Ulrich Schnauss Mix)

2003
360

Patrick O'Hearn

Opening Title (White Sands)

1992
361

Frankie Goes To Hollywood

The Power Of Love

1984
363

Saga

Time's Up

1981
368

The Art Of Noise

Kiss (feat. Tom Jones)

1988
377

Fatboy Slim

Weapon Of Choice

2001
378

Duran Duran

A View To A Kill

1985
381

Phil Collins

Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)

1984
383

Peter Gabriel

Walk Through The Fire

1984
387

Lisa Gerrard

Redemption

2010
388

Madonna

Amazing

2000
389

David Sylvian

Cover Me With Flowers

2000
390

Jean-Michel Jarre

Ethnicolor I

1984
392

China Crisis

Jean Walks In Fresh Fields

1982
393

Michael Andrews feat. Gary Jules

Mad World

2001
398

Cocteau Twins

Need Fire

1995
401

Delerium

Lumenis

2006
402

A-ha

The Living Daylights

1987
403

Sleepthief

Kiss To Savor

2006
405

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

Apollo XI

1991
407

Sleepthief

The Chauffeur

2006
409

Kraftwerk

Expo 2000 (Kling Klang Mix)

2000
412

Howard Jones

The Prisoner

1989
415

Electric Light Orchestra

Yours Truly, 2095

1981
417

Queen

Radio Ga-Ga

1983
418

Naked Eyes

Me I See In You

1984
423

Enya

Evening Falls...

1988
425

Enigma

20,000 Miles Over The Sea

2006
426

Nada Surf

When I Was Young

2004
427

The Police

Spirits In The Material World

1981
429

Andreas Gross

Agnus Dei

2009
430

Vangelis

Ask The Mountains

1995
431

Sinceros

Disappearing

1981
432

Thomas Dolby

Dissidents (The Search For Truth Part 1)

1984
433

Peter Gabriel

I Have The Touch

1982
434

Eurythmics

Missionary Man

1986
436

Depeche Mode

World In My Eyes

1990
438

Bruce Springsteen

Streets Of Philadelphia

1994
439

This Mortal Coil

Song To The Siren

1984
440

Tangerine Dream

Remote Viewing

1981
444

Dave Gahan

I Need You

2003
445

Vangelis

Come To Me

1995
446

Moya Brennan

Ce Leis

1992
448

Men At Work

Dr. Heckyll & Mr. Jive

1983
449

Tom Petty

A Face In The Crowd

1990
450

Blank & Jones

Unknown Treasure

2003
451

The Police

Synchronicity II

1983
453

Lightning Seeds

Imaginary Friends

1996
454

Patrick O'Hearn

Forever The Optimist

1986
456

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

Of All The Things We've Made

1983
457

Patrick O'Hearn

Subtle Persuasion

1988
459

Mike Oldfield

Talk About Your Life

1984
460

Brian Eno

And Then So Clear

2005
461

Garbage

The Trick Is To Keep Breathing

1999
463

In The Nursery

Camera Lucida

1999
464

Jethro Tull

Clasp

1982
465

Shawn McDonald

Gravity

2004
467

Electric Light Orchestra

Secret Messages

1983
468

Bliss

Calling

2010
469

The Chameleons

Lufthansa

2001
470

Rush

Losing It

1982
471

Willam Orbit

The Green Hills Of Earth

2009
472

Nada Surf

Beautiful Beat

2008
473

Depeche Mode

Ghost

2009
474

The Orb

The Land Of Green Ginger

2003
475

Colourbox

Looks Like We're Shy One Horse

1983
478

Thievery Corporation

Take My Soul

2011
479

Moby

Slipping Away

2006
480

Peter Gabriel

Shock The Monkey

1982
481

Deep Forest

A Volta

2009
482

Gorillaz

Amarillo

2010
483

Patrick O'Hearn

April Fool

1988
484

Yellow Slots

Purple

2011
485

Morrissey

I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris

2009
486

The Glitch Mob

We Can Make The World Stop

2011
487

Madonna

Some Girls

2012
488

Depeche Mode

Peace

2009
489

Tangerine Dream

Network 23

1981
490

Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk

Made Of Sky (Ulrich Interlude)

2011
491

Laurie Mayer

Leviticus

2008
492

David Sylvian

Darkest Dreaming

1999
494

Moby

Stay Down

2010
496

College

A Real Hero (feat. Electric Youth)

2009
497

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

RFWK

2010
498

Richard Barbieri

Decay

2008
499

Kate Bush

The Fog

1989
500

David Sylvian

Shadowland

1999

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