Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Belinda Carlisle Ranks Her Favorite Go-Go's/Solo Songs

Gary Trust of Billboard recently did a fun interview with Belinda Carlisle. In it, he discusses a myriad of topics -- her new single, Madonna's life, the Go-Go's place in history -- but my favorite part is when he gets her to rank her own songs!

How aware were you over the years of your Billboard chart success? What has it meant to you to see your name at No. 1?  
 I'm very proud of the success I've had, both with the band and as a solo artist. It's pretty surreal for a Valley Girl to go from working as a secretary to hitting the top of the Billboard charts within a three-year period, so it definitely meant a lot to me at the time. It still makes me smile to think about it now.  
As a member of the Billboard charts department, I get to make charts all the time. Now I'm offering you the chance! If you think about your entire career, from Go-Go's to solo, please, if you'd like, rank your 10 favorite songs that you've recorded, from No. 10 to No. 1. It's your chance to be Casey Kasem, with all the songs by you!  

 I would say …

10, "Avec Le Temps"
  9, "Heaven Is a Place on Earth"
  8, "Vacation" (Go-Go's; a No. 8 Hot 100 hit in 1982)
  7, "Head Over Heels" (Go-Go's; No. 11, 1984)
  6, "Our Lips Are Sealed" (Go-Go's; No. 20, 1981)
  5, "Mercenary" (Go-Go's)
  4, "Circle in the Sand"
  3, "Too Much Water"
  2, "Mad About You"
  1, "Summer Rain"
Several of her choices make me think she's using again -- so many "Beauty and the Beat" songs are better than these -- but it's fun that she played along!

 Read it all HERE.


S.B. said...

Summer Rain is one of my top 10 songs of all time. Love it.

S.B. said...

Summer Rain is one of my top 10 songs ever. Love it.

Dave in Texas said...

Agreed- the remix of Summer Rain is one of my favorites. The new song Sun is really good too.

Blobby said...

I'd have picked "A Vision of Nowness" over most any of those.

Frank Anthony Polito said...

My question is: "Why the apostrophe in Go-Go's?" Are they from Michigan, or what?

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