"500"

Updated September 24, 2012

  

September 24, 2012 marks the 30th anniversary of my Music Library. Five years ago, I created '500', a ranking of my all-time favorite tracks. This series will be updated every five years, with the next '500' to be posted in 2017, assuming I'm still doing my Music Library (I'll be 65 years old). Over 12,000 tracks have appeared in the past 30 years, by 1,442 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 June 17, 2012. Unlike in 2007 when I included a few tracks that were released prior to 1981, this time there will be no exceptions. There are 123 new additions, songs that reached my Music Library in the past five years, and others that were reconsidered from the past three decades, that were added in this update.

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 little influence on being included on '500'. There are two tracks that were ranked #1 on my year-end lists that don't even appear on this 2012 update ("Peacemaker" by Moya Brennan - 1999, and "Mulholland Drive" by Angelo Badalamenti - 2002).

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.

Note: Two changes from the previous survey, "The Rainbow", "Eden" and "Desire" by Talk Talk, are now all counted as three separate tracks, and the version of "Signals" by OneTwo on the 2012 version of '500' is now the version that came out in 2007, replacing the version from 2004, which was ranked at #472 at that time.

Note: "Sanvean (I Am Your Shadow)" by Lisa Gerrard (#28) 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.

Note: Some versions of tracks found on '500' are slightly different or extended versions of the original Music Library inclusion. (i.e. "Beach Theme" by Tangerine Dream (ML #2), is shown as "Beach Scene" on '500' (#126).

On the far left column is the ranking from 2007, followed by its current 2012 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 new '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 125 tracks that dropped off the list to make room for the newcomers. They will be shown in order of where these songs were ranked in 2007. It should be noted that the reason there are 125 tracks deleted and only 123 additions is the previously mentioned split-up of the Talk Talk tracks, "The Rainbow/Desire/Eden", now listed as separate tracks.

2007
2012

Artist

Track Title

Year Of Release
ML #
31
1

Moby

When It's Cold I'd Like To Die

1995
292
2
2

This Mortal Coil

Acid, Bitter And Sad

1987
70
1
3

Ulrich Schnauss

Goodbye

2007
497
6
4

De/Vision

No Tomorrow

2006
458
17
5

Tangerine Dream

Exit

1981
-
7
6

Enya

Caribbean Blue

1991
128
-
7

Patrick O'Hearn

Playground

2011
657
38
8

Chris Isaak

Wicked Game

1989
113
-
9

Andreas Gross

Heart Parasite

2011
636
-
10

William Orbit

Optical Illusions

2009
582
19
11

Roxy Music

Avalon

1982
5
54
12

Peter Murphy

A Strange Kind Of Love

1989
104
10
13

Blank & Jones

Counting Clouds

2003
410
24
14

Depeche Mode

Enjoy The Silence

1990
105
42
15

The Smiths

How Soon Is Now?

1984
38
21
16

Roxy Music

More Than This

1982
11
11
17

Patrick O'Hearn

So Flows The Current

2001
300
-
18

M83

Skin Of The Night

2008
527
52
19

Camouflage

Perfect

2003
371
35
20

Depeche Mode

I Feel You

1993
148
8
21

In The Nursery

Poema

1998
247
20
22

Patrick O'Hearn

Liberty

1995
198
22
23

Sia

Breathe Me

2004
435
4
24

Finley Quaye

Dice

2003
379
3
25

Tangerine Dream

A Matter Of Time

1987
120
30
26

Delerium

Silence

1997
229
18
27

Hybrid

True To Form

2003
374
63
28

Lisa Gerrard

Sanvean: I Am Your Shadow

1995
-
-
29

Peter Murphy

Seesaw Sway

2011
652
5
30

Coldplay

Speed Of Sound

2005
429
12
31

Dead Can Dance

In Power We Entrust The Love Advocated

1984
110
-
32

Gotye

Somebody That I Used To Know

2012
684
-
33

Patrick O'Hearn

Reaching Land

2011
655
13
34

Talk Talk

I Believe In You

1988
88
229
35

Ulrich Schnauss

Passing By

2001
445
47
36

Tangerine Dream

Kiew Mission

1981
3
9
37

Air

Run

2004
401
77
38

Depeche Mode

Stripped

1986
48
26
39

Madonna

Frozen

1998
240
401
40

Tracey Thorn

Easy

2007
493
-
41

All Saints

Black Coffee

2000
439
-
42

Andreas Gross

Neologism

2009
578
25
43

The Chameleons

Miracles And Wonders

2001
318
-
44

Imogen Heap

Lifeline

2011
668
15
45

Blank & Jones

The Hardest Heart (Ambient Mix)

2003
408
29
46

Brian Eno

Under

2005
441
14
47

William Orbit

Sea Green

2006
447
32
48

Patrick O'Hearn

Two Continents

1995
198
55
49

Massive Attack

Teardrop

1998
243
-
50

M83

Too Late

2008
524
-
51

a-ha

Butterfly, Butterfly (The Last Hurrah)

2010
617
89
52

The House Of Love

Feel

1992
141
70
53

Howard Shore

Evenstar (feat. Isabel Bayrakdarian)

2002
357
27
54

The Beloved

Sweet Harmony

1993
150
427
55

Brian Eno w/ Daniel Lanois & Roger Eno

An Ending (Ascent)

1983
39
59
56

Talk Talk

The Rainbow

1988
88
111
57

Depeche Mode

Precious

2005
433
76
58

R.E.M.

The Great Beyond

1999
280
23
59

Tangerine Dream

Vanishing Blue

1996
233
40
60

Kate Bush

King Of The Mountain

2005
438
97
61

Depeche Mode

Strangelove

1987
68
58
62

New Order

True Faith

1987
71
-
63

Pet Shop Boys

Love etc.

2009
555
48
64

Rain Tree Crow

Blackwater

1991
120
-
65

Siobhan Donaghy

Ghosts

2007
528
128
66

Michael Brook

Breakdown

1992
138
56
67

Mike Oldfield

Only Time Will Tell

1995
189
81
68

Clannad

In A Lifetime

1985
43
28
69

Tangerine Dream

Footbridge To Heaven

1984
40
96
70

Sarah McLachlan

Into The Fire

1991
134
101
71

Shriekback

This Big Hush

1985
40
93
72

Dead Can Dance

The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove

1993
160
369
73

Kraftwerk

Musique Non Stop

1986
60
172
74

William Orbit

Surfin

2006
448
61
75

Tangerine Dream

Heartbreakers

1984
40
45
76

Tears For Fears

Sowing The Seeds Of Love

1989
100
-
77

Hybrid

Break My Soul

2010
595
64
78

In The Nursery

Woman

1996
212
37
79

Craig Armstrong

This Love

1997
248
94
80

Camouflage

The Great Commandment

1988
88
-
81

Andreas Gross

Stone Thrower

2009
578
86
82

Ultravox

Lament

1984
25
83
83

Tangerine Dream

White Eagle

1982
1
49
84

Talk Talk

It's Getting Late In The Evening

1986
46
34
85

Roxy Music

The Main Thing

1982
54
268
86

Moby

Whispering Wind

2000
328
-
87

Katie Melua

The Flood

2010
609
110
88

Jean Michel Jarre

Zoolook

1984
-
228
89

In The Nursery

The Living Tongue

1998
247
-
90

Bryan Ferry

You Can Dance

2010
623
233
91

Rush

The Big Money

1985
70
78
92

Yes

Leave It

1983
21
-
93

Ultravox

Vienna

1981
23
119
94

Talk Talk

April 5th

1986
48
218
95

Jean Michel Jarre

Love Love Love

2000
284
-
96

Andreas Gross

Lovely Asteroid

2007
549
-
97

Death Cab For Cutie

Meet Me On The Equinox

2009
585
419
98

The Human League

House Full Of Nothing

1995
192
132
99

Lightning Seeds

Sense

1992
136
106
100

Mike Oldfield

Let There Be Light

1995
189
57
101

Peter Gabriel & Deep Forest

While The Earth Sleeps

1995
200
43
102

William Orbit

Million Town

1995
206
206
103

Robert Plant

Little By Little

1985
37
139
104

New Order

Player In The League

2002
335
-
105

Above & Beyond

Love Is Not Enough (feat. Zoe Johnston)

2011
654
347
106

Caroline Lavelle

Turning Ground

1995
210
244
107

Cocteau Twins

Know Who You Are At Every Age

1993
165
211
108

Depeche Mode

Personal Jesus

1990
104
90
109

Lisa Gerrard & Pieter Bourke

Sacrifice

1998
242
326
110

Kate Bush

Cloudbusting

1985
50
133
111

New Order

Fine Time

1989
99
182
112

Tears For Fears

Head Over Heels

1984
41
41
113

Yello

Rubberbandman

1991
126
80
114

Roxy Music

Take A Chance With Me

1982
30
36
115

Tangerine Dream

Church Theme

1983
30
145
116

Bryan Ferry

The 39 Steps

1994
182
420
117

Camouflage

You Turn

2003
371
-
118

Clan Of Xymox

There's No Tomorrow (Fading Colours Mix)

2003
367
33
119

Coldplay

Talk

2005
428
465
120

Delerium

Duende (Edit Version)

1997
231
217
121

Hans Zimmer

Gortoz A Ran-J'Attends

2001
342
314
122

The House Of Love

Fade Away

1992
142
46
123

Mike + The Mechanics

Par Avion

1985
44
98
124

Morrissey

Late Night, Maudlin Street

1988
80
112
125

U2

The Unforgettable Fire

1984
33
60
126

Tangerine Dream

Beach Scene

1981
2
356
127

Tangerine Dream

Canyon Voices

1987
92
262
128

Patrick O'Hearn

Sacred Heart

1991
127
100
129

Ultravox

Dancing With Tears In My Eyes

1984
27
345
130

Tears For Fears

Shout

1984
37
109
131

Rush

Manhattan Project

1985
43
51
132

Peter Gabriel

Mercy Street

1986
54
278
133

Moby

Porcelain

1999
281
167
134

Lightning Seeds

Perfect

1994
181
108
135

Madonna

Drowned World/Substitute For Love

1998
240
372
136

Dead Can Dance

American Dreaming

1994
184
194
137

Blank & Jones

Perfect Silence

2004
401
-
138

a-ha

Lifelines

2002
337
79
139

Brian Eno w/ Daniel Lanois & Roger Eno

Prophecy Theme

1984
35
193
140

The Cure

The Loudest Sound

2000
281
69
141

Depeche Mode

Never Let Me Down Again

1987
73
162
142

Tangerine Dream

Cottage

1985
49
405
143

Wang Chung

To Live And Die In L.A.

1985
46
257
144

New Order

World

1993
157
157
145

Electronic

Make It Happen

1999
260
122
146

a-ha

Minor Earth Major Sky

2000
284
158
147

Camouflage

Close

1993
196
50
148

Clannad

Na Laethe Bhi

1993
154
195
149

Cocteau Twins

Cherry Coloured Funk

1990
117
256
150

Dire Straits

Money For Nothing

1985
41
166
151

Electronic

Getting Away With It

1989
104
255
152

Jean Michel Jarre

Equinoxe 4

2003
408
107
153

Tangerine Dream

Mothers Of Rain

1988
86
178
154

Yello

Tiger Dust

2003
384
210
155

Ulrich Schnauss

Monday-Paracetamol

2004
453
120
156

William Orbit

Montok Point

1995
206
181
157

U2

Mysterious Ways

1991
131
248
158

a-ha

I Wish I Cared

2000
285
435
159

The Art Of Noise

Paranoimia (feat. Max Headroom)

1986
55
153
160

Bel Canto

Mornixuur

1992
150
-
161

Bluetech

Escape

2010
616
250
162

Bryan Ferry

Is Your Love Strong Enough

1985
48
165
163

Clan Of Xymox

One More Time

2003
378
-
164

Dave Gahan

Saw Something

2007
507
141
165

Dead Can Dance

Don't Fade Away

1994
184
74
166

Lori Carson & Graeme Revell

Fall In The Light

1995
210
303
167

Missing Persons

Surrender Your Heart

1984
31
67
168

Moya Brennan

Rinne Tu

1999
276
152
169

New Order

Vicious Streak

2001
326
87
170

Pink Floyd

High Hopes

1994
179
39
171

Recoil

Black Box (Complete)

2000
299
249
172

Tangerine Dream

Bois De Boulogne

1985
43
223
173

U2

Pride (In The Name Of Love)

1984
42
343
174

William Orbit

Spiral

2006
447
177
175

Yello

Desire

1985
36
375
176

Zero 7

When It Falls

2004
396
-
177

U2

Magnificent

2009
556
337
178

Marty Willson-Piper

Will I Start To Bleed

1992
140
267
179

William Orbit

Ogive Number 1

2000
280
332
180

This Mortal Coil

I Want To Live

1986
60
349
181

Tangerine Dream

No Man's Land

1983
-
142
182

Single Gun Theory

Motherland

1994
208
75
183

Rush

Nobody's Hero

1993
168
159
184

Enya

Athair Ar Neamh

1995
203
140
185

a-ha

I've Been Losing You

1986
57
131
186

Air

Biological

2004
395
226
187

Amethystium

Tinuviel

2001
402
-
188

Brendan Perry

Utopia

2010
604
264
189

Camouflage

Crime

1993
195
102
190

Deep Forest

Sweet Lullaby (Ambient Mix)

1993
169
163
191

Depeche Mode

Policy Of Truth

1990
106
66
192

Enya

May It Be

2002
328
227
193

Jean Michel Jarre

Aerozone

2003
407
476
194

Mike Oldfield

No Mans Land

2002
347
-
195

Owl City

Fireflies

2009
577
170
196

Patrick O'Hearn

Faith And Endurance

1996
213
-
197

Toto

Africa

1982
3
199
198

Dire Straits

Brothers In Arms

1985
38
59
199

Talk Talk

Desire

1988
89
-
200

Curt Smith

Addict

2008
525
253
201

Frazier Chorus

Le Change Est Magnifique

1990
110
208
202

Crash Test Dummies

Mmm, Mmm, Mmm, Mmm

1993
174
84
203

Enigma

Sadeness Part 1

1990
118
311
204

Bryan Ferry

Slave To Love

1985
38
339
205

The Church

Under The Milky Way

1988
81
241
206

Electronic

The Patience Of A Saint

1991
122
367
207

Hybrid

Keep It In The Family

2006
481
321
208

Martin L. Gore

Compulsion

1989
99
341
209

Michael Brook

Ultramarine

1992
138
176
210

New Order

Jetstream

2005
441
384
211

Propaganda

P-Machinery

1985
45
113
212

Tears For Fears

Woman In Chains

1989
101
235
213

U2

Electrical Storm (William Orbit Mix)

2002
346
207
214

Yello

Lost Again

1983
33
205
215

William Orbit

The Name Of The Wave

1995
207
44
216

Talk Talk

It's My Life

1984
23
231
217

Talk Talk

Such A Shame

1984
24
91
218

Rush

Mystic Rhythms

1985
43
116
219

The Psychedelic Furs

The Ghost In You

1984
24
216
220

Pet Shop Boys

West End Girls

1986
48
130
221

New Order

Vanishing Point

1989
93
409
222

Minor Detail

I've Got A Friend

1983
13
403
223

Lisa Gerrard & Pieter Bourke

Meltdown

1999
276
148
224

Jean Michel Jarre

Oxygene 13

1997
227
295
225

Hybrid

Marrakech

2003
380
316
226

The Gathering

In Power We Entrust The Love Advocated

2004
411
402
227

Delerium

Innocente

2000
314
247
228

The Chameleons

View From A Hill

1983
69
259
229

Bill Nelson

Roses And Rocketships

1995
191
470
230

Above & Beyond

Tri-State

2006
499
482
231

Sarah McLachlan

Building A Mystery

1997
231
318
232

Don Henley

The Boys Of Summer

1984
33
-
233

Keane

Crystal Ball

2006
472
16
234

Madonna

Forbidden Love

2005
447
62
235

Enya

Exile

1988
92
-
236

Laurie Mayer

Jagged Rain (Vocal)

2007
547
288
237

Tangerine Dream

Love On A Real Train

1983
25
105
238

Talk Talk

The Party's Over

1982
4
82
239

William Orbit

Piece In The Old Style 3

2000
279
350
240

Sting

Fortress Around Your Heart

1985
40
243
241

Torch Song

Field Of View

1995
210
114
242

Talk Talk

Have You Heard The News?

1982
4
387
243

Jean Michel Jarre

Oxygene 8

1997
227
-
244

Faithless

Feelin Good

2010
608
352
245

Electronic

Feel Every Beat

1991
123
325
246

The Dolphin Brothers

Catch The Fall

1987
71
307
247

Dead Can Dance

The Host Of Seraphim

1988
166
308
248

The Art Of Noise

Close (To The Edit)

1984
29
282
249

Blank & Jones

Desire (Ambient Mix)

2003
388
-
250

Bliss

People Among Us

2010
618
121
251

Dead Can Dance

Rakim

1994
184
154
252

Genesis

Home By The Sea/Second Home By The Sea

1983
17
355
253

Kate Bush

Experiment IV

1986
63
290
254

R.E.M.

Man On The Moon

1992
146
129
255

Peter Gabriel

In Your Eyes

1986
53
327
256

William Orbit

Riding To Rio

1987
81
188
257

Roxy Music

While My Heart Is Still Beating

1982
4
92
258

a-ha

Take On Me

1985
39
472
259

OneTwo

Signals

2007
498
-
260

Andreas Gross

Memento

2009
578
361
261

Lightning Seeds

Joy

1989
116
365
262

Xymox

Imagination

1989
97
151
263

Depeche Mode

Blasphemous Rumours

1984
34
180
264

Camouflage

That Smiling Face

1988
87
330
265

Electronic

Get The Message

1991
122
317
266

Hex

In The Net

1989
106
440
267

Patrick O'Hearn

Crossing The Divide

1996
212
299
268

Roxy Music

True To Life

1982
19
429
269

This Mortal Coil

Dreams Are Like Water

1991
120
185
270

Rush

Distant Early Warning

1984
24
383
271

Madonna

Ray Of Light

1998
241
319
272

Genesis

The Carpet Crawlers 1999

1999
277
283
273

Home Video

We

2005
416
-
274

Moby

Pale Horses

2009
566
-
275

Peter Buffett

Blood Into Gold (feat. Akon)

2009
560
251
276

Peter Gabriel

Digging In The Dirt

1992
141
312
277

Tangerine Dream

Ride On The Ray

1985
54
334
278

The Police

Wrapped Around Your Finger

1983
11
149
279

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

Time Zones

1983
9
313
280

Ric Ocasek

This Side Of Paradise

1986
58
125
281

Pet Shop Boys

Miserablism (Electro Mix)

1991
134
-
282

Recoil

Bloodline

1992
140
219
283

Tangerine Dream

Diamond Diary

1981
-
222
284

Rush

Subdivisions

1982
1
423
285

Howard Jones

What Is Love?

1984
22
265
286

Kate Bush

Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)

1985
41
123
287

Paul Simon

Another Galaxy

2006
468
-
288

Yello

The Expert

2009
584
309
289

Ultravox

Reap The Wild Wind

1983
7
-
290

The Rolling Stones

Undercover Of The Night

1983
-
-
291

Clan Of Xymox

This World

1998
235
183
292

a-ha

Scoundrel Days

1986
60
238
293

Duran Duran

Ordinary World

1993
147
324
294

Edgar Froese

Pinnacles

1983
17
135
295

Pet Shop Boys

Opportunities

1986
49
-
296

Patrick O'Hearn

A Safe Return

2007
503
379
297

Moby

My Weakness

1999
284
-
298

Hybrid

Blind Side

2011
662
174
299

Conjure One

Pilgrimage

2005
437
-
300

Bad Lieutenant

Sink Or Swim

2009
588
-
301

Andreas Gross

Not My World

2007
547
274
302

Madonna

Love Profusion

2003
364
175
303

Dead Can Dance

How Fortunate The Man With None

1993
160
136
304

Moby

Harbour

2002
337
190
305

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

Crush

1985
42
287
306

Patrick O'Hearn

Between Two Worlds

1986
67
335
307

Tangerine Dream

Dolphin Dance

1986
55
-
308

Tangerine Dream

The Unknown Is The Truth

2009
583
340
309

Simple Minds

Dolphin

2005
437
413
310

Tangerine Dream

Yellowstone Park

1985
42
415
311

Pet Shop Boys

Single

1996
218
360
312

New Order

Ruined In A Day

1993
154
126
313

Patrick O'Hearn

87 Dreams Of A Lifetime

1986
68
394
314

Patrick O'Hearn

Devil's Lake

1991
126
-
315

Recoil

Allelujah

2007
505
-
316

Coldplay

Clocks

2002
373
192
317

Madonna

The Power Of Goodbye

1998
240
59
318

Talk Talk

Eden (Edit)

1988
88
144
319

Madonna

Has To Be

1998
247
198
320

Delerium

Myth

2001
301
362
321

Schiller

Falling

2005
469
200
322

Clan Of Xymox

Medusa

1986
62
-
323

Nenah Cherry

Move With Me (Dub Mix)

1991
132
-
324

Donald Fagen

New Frontier

1982
7
364
325

a-ha

The Company Man

2000
310
117
326

Johannes Schmoelling

Matjora Is Still Alive

1987
74
137
327

a-ha

There's Never A Forever Thing

1988
84
-
328

Herbie Hancock

Rockit

1983
303
439
329

Pieter Nooten & Michael Brook

Searching

1987
76
304
330

Tangerine Dream

Pilots Of Purple Twilight

1981
-
-
331

Erasure

Rock Me Gently

1996
204
301
332

Morrissey

November Spawned A Monster

1990
108
254
333

Yello

Magnetic

1997
226
115
334

The Edge w/ Michael Brook

Heroine (Theme From 'Captive')

1986
88
271
335

Delerium

Metaphor

1986
187
65
336

Jon Anderson

Loved By The Sun

1985
49
-
337

Enigma

Hell's Heaven

2008
547
300
338

Massive Attack

Everywhen

2003
352
261
339

Tears For Fears

Call Me Mellow

2004
398
-
340

Duran Duran

All You Need Is Now

2011
629
186
341

Depeche Mode

Walking In My Shoes

1993
151
462
342

Leftfield

21st Century Poem

1995
317
-
343

GusGus

Thin Ice

2009
577
298
344

Talk Talk

Life's What You Make It

1986
47
276
345

New Order

Regret

1993
150
234
346

Orbital

One Perfect Sunrise

2004
398
-
347

Yello

Mean Monday

2011
684
441
348

Clan Of Xymox

It's All A Lie

1997
235
239
349

Clannad

Let Me See

1998
249
191
350

Lightning Seeds

The Life Of Riley

1992
135
187
351

Patrick O'Hearn

Coba

1991
126
245
352

Lightning Seeds

Cigarettes & Lies

1999
278
395
353

The Police

King Of Pain

1983
12
150
354

Peter Gabriel

Don't Give Up

1986
53
392
355

Tangerine Dream

Fairfax

1998
253
-
356

Ryan Star

Brand New Day

2009
647
118
357

Mojave 3

Bluebird Of Happiness (Ulrich Schnauss Mix)

2003
474
230
358

China Crisis

Christian

1982
44
173
359

Clannad

Now Is Here

1984
26
377
360

Patrick O'Hearn

Opening Title (White Sands)

1992
137
88
361

Frankie Goes To Hollywood

The Power Of Love

1984
33
368
362

U2

Zoo Station

1991
132
315
363

Saga

Time's Up

1981
19
212
364

Depeche Mode

Shake The Disease

1985
43
252
365

Depeche Mode

Only When I Lose Myself

1998
250
329
366

Tangerine Dream

Mojave End Title

1983
30
260
367

Madonna

Live To Tell

1986
50
-
368

The Art Of Noise

Kiss (feat. Tom Jones)

1988
90
-
369

Lightning Seeds

If Only

1999
278
-
370

Hooverphonic

Gentle Storm

2007
514
272
371

Robert Plant

Big Log

1983
17
-
372

Faithless

Bombs

2006
487
242
373

Yello

Celsius

1997
226
393
374

U2

Desire

1988
98
270
375

Eden

Dreamwheel

1993
168
-
376

Soma

The Olmec Enigma

1999
273
-
377

Fatboy Slim

Weapon Of Choice

2001
310
294
378

Duran Duran

A View To A Kill

1985
-
134
379

a-ha

The Sun Always Shines On T.V.

1985
39
53
380

David Sylvian

Orpheus

1987
77
-
381

Phil Collins

Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)

1984
21
71
382

Electric Light Orchestra

Here Is The News

1981
2
-
383

Peter Gabriel

Walk Through The Fire

1984
23
297
384

Pet Shop Boys

This Must Be The Place I Waited Years To Leave

1990
115
-
385

Schiller

Try (feat. Nadia Ali)

2010
595
348
386

Tangerine Dream

Smile

1987
70
-
387

Lisa Gerrard

Redemption

2010
591
406
388

Madonna

Amazing

2000
296
196
389

David Sylvian

Cover Me With Flowers

2000
302
390
390

Jean Michel Jarre

Ethnicolor I

1984
146
203
391

Delerium

Inner Sanctum

2000
300
161
392

China Crisis

Jean Walks In Fresh Fields

1982
44
320
393

Michael Andrews feat. Gary Jules

Mad World

2001
383
363
394

David Sylvian & Robert Fripp

20th Century Dreaming (A Shaman's Song)

1993
158
143
395

Sarah McLachlan

Vox

1988
95
-
396

In The Nursery

Syracuse

1996
212
-
397

Younger Brother

Psychic Gibbon

2007
513
-
398

Cocteau Twins

Need Fire

1995
405
146
399

Yanni

Looking Glass

1986
66
160
400

Delerium

Apparition

2006
482
386
401

Delerium

Lumenis

2006
478
331
402

a-ha

The Living Daylights

1987
70
279
403

Sleepthief

Kiss To Savor

2006
477
358
404

Shriekback

Evaporation

1983
42
296
405

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

Apollo XI

1991
122
-
406

De/Vision

Be A Light To Yourself

2010
597
-
407

Sleepthief

The Chauffeur

2006
478
306
408

Yes

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

1991
120
436
409

Kraftwerk

Expo 2000 (Kling Klang Mix)

2000
281
269
410

Johnny Cash

Hurt

2002
358
-
411

Neil Young

Hitchhiker

2010
622
-
412

Howard Jones

The Prisoner

1989
95
302
413

Clannad

Theme From Harry's Game

1984
55
147
414

China Crisis

Wishful Thinking

1982
21
72
415

Electric Light Orchestra

Yours Truly, 2095

1981
2
-
416

Bryan Ferry

Shameless

2010
625
459
417

Queen

Radio Ga-Ga

1983
22
-
418

Naked Eyes

Me I See In You

1984
30
-
419

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

History Of Modern (Parts III & IV)

2011
655
281
420

Faithless

Crazy English Summer

2001
327
473
421

Shpongle

Botanical Dimensions

2005
428
-
422

Cocteau Twins

Alice

1996
217
68
423

Enya

Evening Falls...

1988
92
-
424

Faithless

Flyin Hi

2010
611
442
425

Enigma

20,000 Miles Over The Sea

2006
482
-
426

Nada Surf

When I Was Young

2012
674
-
427

The Police

Spirits In The Material World

1981
16
85
428

Yes

Owner Of A Lonely Heart

1983
17
-
429

Andreas Gross

Agnus Dei

2009
580
225
430

Vangelis

Ask The Mountains

1995
205
-
431

The Sinceros

Disappearing

1981
2
-
432

Thomas Dolby

Dissidents (The Search For Truth Part 1)

1984
27
156
433

Peter Gabriel

I Have The Touch

1982
5
204
434

Eurythmics

Missionary Man

1986
56
-
435

Carbon Based Lifeforms

Somewhere In Russia

2011
660
322
436

Depeche Mode

World In My Eyes

1990
107
-
437

Underworld

To Heal

2007
509
-
438

Bruce Springsteen

Streets Of Philadelphia

1994
169
434
439

This Mortal Coil

Song To The Siren

1984
43
481
440

Tangerine Dream

Remote Viewing

1981
-
184
441

Tangerine Dream

The Spirit Of The Czar

2001
319
291
442

Skye

Solitary

2006
472
452
443

Joni Mitchell

The Reoccurring Dream

1988
80
-
444

Dave Gahan

I Need You

2003
368
455
445

Vangelis

Come To Me

1995
204
280
446

Moya Brennan

Ce Leis

1992
141
416
447

Ride

Chrome Waves

1992
139
-
448

Men At Work

Dr. Heckyll & Mr. Jive

1983
12
-
449

Tom Petty

A Face In The Crowd

1990
98
-
450

Blank & Jones

Unknown Treasure

2003
383
-
451

The Police

Synchronicity II

1983
15
-
452

Coldplay

Paradise

2011
665
454
453

Lightning Seeds

Imaginary Friends

1996
231
220
454

Patrick O'Hearn

Forever The Optimist

1986
69
-
455

David Sylvian

I Should Not Dare

2011
653
366
456

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

Of All The Things We've Made

1983
9
169
457

Patrick O'Hearn

Subtle Persuasion

1988
84
431
458

Revenge

State Of Shock

1992
134
328
459

Mike Oldfield

Talk About Your Life

1984
31
189
460

Brian Eno

And Then So Clear

2005
444
-
461

Garbage

The Trick Is To Keep Breathing

1999
260
-
462

Boards Of Canada

Peacock Tail

2005
442
421
463

In The Nursery

Camera Lucida

1999
263
-
464

Jethro Tull

Clasp

1982
3
95
465

Shawn McDonald

Gravity

2004
411
246
466

Talk Talk

New Grass

1991
128
201
467

Electric Light Orchestra

Secret Messages

1983
12
-
468

Bliss

Calling

2010
616
342
469

The Chameleons

Lufthansa

2001
321
449
470

Rush

Losing It

1982
1
-
471

William Orbit

The Green Hills Of Earth

2009
554
-
472

Nada Surf

Beautiful Beat

2008
546
-
473

Depeche Mode

Ghost

2009
561
-
474

The Orb

The Land Of Green Ginger

2003
382
410
475

Colourbox

Looks Like We're Shy One Horse

1983
60
305
476

Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe

Quartet

1989
98
446
477

Kristen Hersh

Your Ghost

1992
173
-
478

Thievery Corporation

Take My Soul

2011
658
-
479

Moby

Slipping Away

2006
425
333
480

Peter Gabriel

Shock The Monkey

1982
9
-
481

Deep Forest

A Volta

2009
564
-
482

Gorillaz

Amarillo

2010
640
240
483

Patrick O'Hearn

April Fool

1988
86
-
484

Yellow Slots

Purple

2011
643
-
485

Morrissey

I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris

2009
552
-
486

The Glitch Mob

We Can Make The World Stop

2011
663
-
487

Madonna

Some Girls

2012
692
-
488

Depeche Mode

Peace

2009
560
-
489

Tangerine Dream

Network 23

1981
-
-
490

Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk

Made Of Sky (Ulrich Interlude)

2011
657
-
491

Laurie Mayer

Leviticus

2008
545
292
492

David Sylvian

Darkest Dreaming

1999
259
-
493

Ultravox

Brilliant

2012
692
-
494

Moby

Stay Down

2010
589
-
495

Morrissey

You Were Good In Your Time

2009
552
-
496

College

A Real Hero (feat. Electric Youth)

2009
668
-
497

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

RFWK

2010
619
-
498

Richard Barbieri

Decay

2008
541
-
499

Kate Bush

The Fog

1989
104
-
500

David Sylvian

Shadowland

1999
270

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
1986
26
1992
16
1998
13
2004
10
2010
18
1981
13
1987
13
1993
18
1999
14
2005
14
2011
17
1982
19
1988
19
1994
8
2000
15
2006
15
2012
4
1983
26
1989
14
1995
20
2001
12
2007
13
-
-
1984
31
1990
10
1996
9
2002
9
2008
7
-
-
1985
27
1991
18
1997
9
2003
19
2009
23
-
-
 

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

#5

Tangerine Dream

Exit

#28

Lisa Gerrard

Sanvean (I Am Your Shadow)

#88

Jean Michel Jarre

Zoolook

#181

Tangerine Dream

No Man's Land

#283

Tangerine Dream

Diamond Diary

#290

The Rolling Stones

Undercover Of The Night

#330

Tangerine Dream

Pilots Of Purple Twilight

#378

Duran Duran

A View To A Kill

#440

Tangerine Dream

Remote Viewing

#489

Tangerine Dream

Network 23

Shortest Track

"Time Zones" by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (#279) - 1:49

Longest Track

"Pinnacles" by Edgar Froese (#294) - 21:54

Tracks from the 2007 '500' list that dropped off

Shown in order by 2007 ranking

2007

Artist

Track Title

Year Of Release
73

Mike Oldfield

Excerpt From "Incantations"

1978
99

Kate Bush

An Architect's Dream

2005
103

Angelo Badalamenti

Mulholland Drive

2001
104

Sarah McLachlan

Fumbling Towards Ecstasy

1994
124

Clannad

Caislean Oir

1985
127

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

Flame Of Hope/Goddess Of Love

1986
138

Patrick O'Hearn

Down Hill Racer

1992
155

Tangerine Dream

Valley Of The Sun

1996
164

Duran Duran

Save A Prayer

1982
168

Moya Brennan

Peacemaker

1999
171

Peter Gabriel

San Jacinto (Live)

1983
179

Electric Light Orchestra

Prologue/Twilight

1981
197

Conjure One

Sleep

2002
202

Electric Light Orchestra

Another Heart Breaks

1981
209

Tangerine Dream

Tangram - Set 2

1980
213

Genesis

Domino

1986
214

U2

With Or Without You

1987
215

Freur

Doot-Doot

1983
221

Thomas Dolby

She Blinded Me With Science

1982
224

Jon & Vangelis

The Friends Of Mr. Cairo

1981
232

Genesis

Tonight, Tonight, Tonight

1986
236

Enya

Triad

1987
237

Tangerine Dream

Charly The Kid

1984
258

Yes

Homeworld (The Ladder)

1999
263

Yello

Jungle Bill

1991
266

Peter Gabriel

Blood Of Eden

1992
273

Dead Can Dance

Black Sun

1990
275

Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Relax

1983
277

The Smiths

There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

1986
284

Depeche Mode

A Question Of Lust

1986
285

Telepopmusik

Breathe

2002
286

Vangelis

Abraham's Theme

1981
289

Depeche Mode

Stories Of Old

1984
293

Bedroom Rockers

Nothing Else Matters

2003
310

Peter Gabriel

Wallflower

1982
323

Icehouse

Man Of Colours

1987
336

EBN/OZN

AEIOU Sometimes Y

1983
338

Yello

Squeeze Please

1999
344

Bryan Ferry

Don't Stop The Dance

1985
346

Pet Shop Boys

Hit And Miss

1996
351

Recoil

Vertigen

2000
353

Sarah McLachlan

Possession (Acoustic)

1994
354

The Edge w/ Michael Brook

Rowena's Theme

1986
357

The Durutti Column

Never Known

1981
359

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

Walk Tall

1991
370

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

(Forever) Live And Die

1986
371

Depeche Mode

Little 15 (Ulrich Schnauss Mix)

2004
373

Loreena McKennitt

The Old Ways

1992
374

Patrick O'Hearn

Homeward Bound

1988
376

Delerium

Aria

2000
378

Cocteau Twins

Frou-Frou Foxes In Midsummer Fires

1990
380

David Helpling

All Things End

1999
381

The Smiths

The Boy With The Thorn In His Side

1986
382

Pet Shop Boys

Home And Dry

2002
385

David Sylvian

Let The Happiness In

1987
388

Bill Nelson

The Spirit Cannot Fail

1987
389

Sleepthief

Eurydice

2006
391

Clannad

A Dream In The Night

1989
396

Peter Gabriel

I Grieve

1998
397

Pet Shop Boys

King's Cross

1987
398

Enya

Storms In Africa-Part 2

1988
399

Lightning Seeds

Song For No One

2006
400

Yello

3rd Of June

1988
404

Neil Young

Sample And Hold

1982
407

Camel

Heroes

1982
408

Scritti Politti

Perfect Way

1985
411

Everything But The Girl

These Early Days

1988
412

The Buggles

Video Killed The Radio Star

1979
414

Depeche Mode

Barrel Of A Gun

1997
417

Eno/Cale

Spinning Away

1990
418

China Crisis

The Gates Of Door To Door

1983
422

Squeeze

Cool For Cats

1979
424

Peter Schilling

Major Tom (Coming Home)

1982
425

Re-Flex

The Politics Of Dancing

1983
426

Thomas Dolby

One Of Our Submarines

1982
428

In The Nursery

Reconcile

2004
430

Euphoria

The Road

1999
432

a-ha

A Fine Blue Line

2005
433

The Fixx

Stand Or Fall

1982
437

Peter Kater & R. Carlos Nakai

Quietude

1992
438

Giorgio Moroder

The Myth

1982
443

The Korgis

Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime

1980
444

Orchesral Manoeuvres In The Dark

The Romance Of The Telescope

1983
445

Jan Hammer

Crockett's Theme

1985
447

The Smiths

A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours

1987
448

Cocteau Twins

Theft, And Wandering Around Lost

1993
450

Moya Brennan

Bright Star

2003
451

Enya

Orinoco Flow

1988
453

Sting

We Work The Black Seam

1985
456

New Order

Times Change

1993
457

Conjure One

Extraordinary Way

2005
458

Mike Oldfield

The Bell

1992
460

Camouflage

Falling

1993
461

Madonna

Gone

2000
463

David Sylvian

Silver Moon

1986
464

Talk Talk

Living In Another World

1986
466

Manufacture

As The End Draws Near

1988
467

The Cure

More Than This

1998
468

Brendan Perry

Voyage Of Bran

1999
469

Paul Simon

Once Upon A Time There Was An Ocean

2006
471

Dirty Vegas

Days Go By

2002
474

Morrissey

I Know Very Well How I Got My Name

1988
475

The Durutti Column

When The World

1987
477

Duran Duran

Union Of The Snake

1983
478

Vangelis

Monastery Of La Rabida

1992
479

Depeche Mode

Higher Love

1993
480

Julee Cruise

The World Spins

1989
483

Enigma

Return To Innocence

1993
484

Everything But The Girl

Flipside

1996
485

Peter Ulrich

Nocturne

1997
486

Sad Lovers & Giants

Restless

1990
487

Phil Collins

In The Air Tonight

1981
488

Laurie Anderson

Excellent Birds

1984
489

Genesis

Land Of Confusion

1986
490

Royksopp

Remind Me

2001
491

The Fixx

Saved By Zero

1983
492

Kraftwerk

La Forme

2003
493

Tangerine Dream

The Comfort Zone

2001
494

Hybrid

Sinequanon

1999
495

Roger Eno

Swimming

1996
496

Peter Gabriel

Don't Break This Rhythm

1986
497

Xymox

Love Thrills

1993
498

Yello

Oh Yeah

1985
499

Bill Nelson

Greeting A New Day

1988
500

Elektric Music

TV

1993

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