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Subject: Best Eddy Grant Song

Written By: whistledog on 06/18/06 at 1:31 am

Year 1979 1980 1981 1981 1982 1983 1983 1983 1984 19881989

Song Title Living on the Front Line Do You Feel My Love Can't Get Enough of You I Love You, Yes I Love You I Don't Wanna Dance Electric Avenue War Party 'Til I Can't Take Love No More Romancing the Stone Gimme Hope Jo'anna Walking on Sunshine

United Kingdom #11 #8 #13 #37 #1 #2 #42 #42 #52 #7 #63

Canada -- -- -- -- #15 #1 -- -- #7 -- --

United States -- -- -- -- #53 #2 -- -- #26 -- --

Subject: Re: Best Eddy Grant Song

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/18/06 at 2:11 am

Voted for I Don't Wanna Dance, but I do like all his songs, including the hits with the Equals.

Subject: Re: Best Eddy Grant Song

Written By: FaultyDog on 06/18/06 at 10:58 am

Here's some additional information for you from Dutch Top 40:

Oct 1980: My Turn To Love You (PP: 15, WC: 8 )
Dec 1980: Do You Feel My Love (PP: 12, WC: 7 )
Nov 1982: I Don't Wanna Dance (PP: 2, WC: 8 )
Feb 1983: Electric Avenue (PP: 6, WC: 7 )
Mar 1988: Gimme Hope Jo'anna (PP: 1, WC: 12 )
Jun 2001: Electric Avenue (remix) (PP: 22, WC: 4 )


I like "Electric Avenue" best. :)

Subject: Re: Best Eddy Grant Song

Written By: Tanya1976 on 06/18/06 at 12:54 pm

Electric Avenue

Subject: Re: Best Eddy Grant Song

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/18/06 at 1:38 pm

"Electric Avenue"
It was not reggae per se, but reggae-influenced synth pop. The Earrons and Planet P Project would attempt the same with lesser success. Common misconception about Eddy Grant is that he is native to Jamaica. He was actually born in Guyana and brought up in the UK. He now operates out of Barbados. What is neat about Eddy is that he re-invested the money he made in a record label, Ice Records, which has been a great resource for Soca, Calypso, and "Ringbang" style Reggae.
http://www.icerecords.com/

Grant's anti-apartheid song "Gimme Hope Jo'anna" was a top 10 single in much of the world, but not in the U.S.

Subject: Re: Best Eddy Grant Song

Written By: nally on 06/18/06 at 4:56 pm

Seems like he was quite popular in the U.K.!

"Electric Avenue" gets my vote, as it is the only song of his that I know.

Subject: Re: Best Eddy Grant Song

Written By: JohnTaylorsHeart on 06/19/06 at 6:00 am

Electric Avenue

Subject: Re: Best Eddy Grant Song

Written By: Davester on 06/19/06 at 6:04 am

   Eddy Grant had other songs besides Electric Avenue?  Go figg..

Subject: Re: Best Eddy Grant Song

Written By: JamieMcBain on 06/19/06 at 11:24 pm

Electric Avenue

Subject: Re: Best Eddy Grant Song

Written By: Suicidal Blonde on 09/12/06 at 3:30 pm

Electric Avenue

Subject: Re: Best Eddy Grant Song

Written By: Paul on 09/12/06 at 4:03 pm

'Do You Feel My Love'

(as Mr. Philip says, his hits with the Equals were superb!)

For all you fans of 'Electric Avenue' (and there seems to be a few!), try and avoid the 2001 remix like the plague...utterly dire!

Subject: Re: Best Eddy Grant Song

Written By: DJ Midas on 09/12/06 at 9:27 pm

"Electric Avenue"

Subject: Re: Best Eddy Grant Song

Written By: Barefoot_Blues on 09/13/06 at 9:23 am

I Don't Wanna Dance

Subject: Re: Best Eddy Grant Song

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/13/06 at 11:18 am

Like the majority-Electric Avenue




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Subject: Re: Best Eddy Grant Song

Written By: Southern Image on 09/13/06 at 3:28 pm

I Don't Wanna Dance

Subject: Re: Best Eddy Grant Song

Written By: Chasey on 09/14/06 at 4:31 pm

The classic 'I Don't Wanna Dance' gets my vote, but I also really liked that guitar vibe in 'Do You Feel My Love'. 

'Electric Avenue' would trail in a poor 3rd place for me, it just doesn't grip me in the same way as the first two mentioned.

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