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Subject: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: whistledog on 08/26/11 at 8:50 pm

Here are 10 at random that I quite enjoy!


Barry Gibb (The Bee Gees) - Shine Shine (1984)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh-QONK23pU

Robin Gibb (The Bee Gees) - Boys Do Fall in Love (1984)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqsM-rhF8Ns

Roger Hodgson (Supertramp) - Had A Dream (Sleeping With the Enemy) (1984)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmZQLrvrxZk

Midge Ure (Ultravox) - If I Was (1985)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaTERxV47Mg

Ali Campbell (UB40) - That Look in Your Eye (1995)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOFoiB0OHUY

Tim Finn (Split Enz) - Not For Nothing (1983)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5V0FDcarcg

Sal Solo (Classix Nouveaux) - San Damiano (Heart and Soul) (1985)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPbc5IRIgRU

Kenny MacLean (Platinum Blonde) - Don't Look Back (1990)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeL8eCqrrcM

Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles) - My Side of the Bed (1991)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smye7LXn7hw

Patrick Simmons (The Doobie Brothers) - So Wrong (1983)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86ntYr60foE

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: gibbo on 08/26/11 at 9:27 pm

Boys of Summer - Don Henley
The One You Love - Glenn Frey

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: King Tut on 08/26/11 at 9:40 pm

Frida - I Know There's Something Going On

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OTPOzd16-4

John Lennon - Imagine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b7qaSxuZUg

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/11 at 5:30 am

Saved By The Bell by Robin Gibb, originally from the Bee Gees

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: ladybug316 on 08/27/11 at 10:45 am

Emotion in Motion by Ric Ocasek of the Cars

I'm In The Mood - by Robert Plant

Runnin' Down a Dream - Tom Petty (without his Heartbreakers)

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/11 at 12:43 pm

Going Home by Mark Knopfler, originally from Dire Straits

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/11 at 1:23 pm

Let's Stick Together by Bryan Ferry, originally from Roxy Music

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: King Tut on 08/27/11 at 2:48 pm

Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkADj0TPrJA&ob=av2e

Paul McCartney - Coming Up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDBkySeyiDo

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/11 at 4:33 pm

Yellow Pearl by Phil Lynott, originally from Thin Lizzy

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: King Tut on 08/28/11 at 12:46 am

Stevie Nicks - Edge Of Seventeen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1h99XYvLsc

Burton Cummings - Stand Tall

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiIqyF6RnzU

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/11 at 12:54 am

Happy To Be On An Island In The Sun by Demis Roussos, originality in Aphrodite's Child

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: King Tut on 08/28/11 at 12:12 pm

Lionel Richie - All Night Long


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiLziusKW4s

He had so many hits after the Commodores.

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: whistledog on 08/28/11 at 5:02 pm

Lots of great ones so far :)


How about 'Silver Bird' by Mark Lindsay?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVv0EGiY7k4

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: King Tut on 08/28/11 at 5:28 pm

Frankie Valli - Grease

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1V7EwR5w2A

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: King Tut on 09/07/11 at 6:08 pm

Neil Young -  After The Gold Rush

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e3m_T-NMOs

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: Henk on 09/08/11 at 12:16 am


Yellow Pearl by Phil Lynott, originally from Thin Lizzy


I prefer this one, though:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9n7EstQI5o



Happy To Be On An Island In The Sun by Demis Roussos, originality in Aphrodite's Child


And speaking of Aphrodite's Child... This guy was also a member:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYeDsa4Tw0c

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/08/11 at 2:28 am



And speaking of Aphrodite's Child... This guy was also a member:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYeDsa4Tw0c
Of course, I had forgotten about that and should had remembered.

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/08/11 at 6:12 am

Andrew Fairweather Low, formerly of Amen Corner

Wide Eyed And Legless

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5FG3Ty3jD4

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: King Tut on 09/08/11 at 8:13 pm

One More Try - George Michael

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASWKXV2EMlg

It's a very touching and beautful song.

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/08/11 at 10:44 pm

Martin L. Gore: Compulsion (from Depeche Mode)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcKkuiOcsaU

Morrissey: Michael's Bones  (from The Smiths)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdayZHy6LD4

Midge Ure: That Certain Smile (from Ultravox)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I4SZ_bwdWA

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: whistledog on 09/08/11 at 10:51 pm


Midge Ure: That Certain Smile (from Ultravox)


I'll see your Certain Smile and raise you A Fashion ...

Midge Ure with Mick Karn (of Japan) - After A Fashion (1983)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I42Xbqyx504

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/08/11 at 11:14 pm

Edward Ka Spel: The Never Man (from The Legendary Pink Dots)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8qHOGaGYnw

Cevin Key: Aphasia (from Skinny Puppy)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST3zVUCrEpo

Colin Newman: Quite Unrehearsed (from Wire)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IuQQtMZU6A

Richard H. Kirk: The Force of Habit (from Cabaret Voltaire)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljxpDFbaQpw

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: King Tut on 09/08/11 at 11:19 pm

This particular song I haven't heard on the radio in years.

Lindsey Buckingham - Trouble

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCRNDQNjCK4

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: whistledog on 09/08/11 at 11:23 pm

Charity Brown (Rain) - Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me) (1975)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbkzBAVkYM4

John Foxx (Ultravox) - Europe (After the Rain) (1981)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3NGou1ZPZ0

Alison Moyet (Yaz) - Is This Love? (1987)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDdAgJxdgcQ&ob=av2e

Paul Carrack (Mike + the Mechanics) - When You Walk in the Room (1987)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCoYra7KCQo

Robbie Robertson (The Band) - What About Now? (1991)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXH3GhPJ-r4

Neil Finn (Crowded House) - She Will Have Her Way (1998)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFNm3yoVOS4&ob=av2e

Kelly Llorenna (N-Trance) - This Time I Know It's For Real (2004)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUsOURk6h84

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/09/11 at 12:08 am


I'll see your Certain Smile and raise you A Fashion ...

Midge Ure with Mick Karn (of Japan) - After A Fashion (1983)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I42Xbqyx504


David Sylvian: Maria (from Japan)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_HceU2H-yw

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Self Portrait (from YMO)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBA3oxMh5ZQ

David Byrne: She's Mad (from Talking Heads)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjYxcoRD6U8

Fred Schneider: Monster (from B-52's)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUnO4gK_56g

John Cale: Dying on the Vine (from Velvet Underground)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOhVEtTsU4I

Bryan Ferry: Slave to Love (from Roxy Music)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH1CMCtV4to&ob=av2n

Mary Hoy & Friends: Shivers  (from Orchestra of Skin and Bones, NO)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1h9xoSsuPQ
orig. Nick Cave/The Boys Next Door

Max Q: Way of the World (Michael Hutschence from INXS; Ollie Oleson from Orchestra of Skin and Bones, NO)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbbPkpzAipI

Marc & the Mambas: In My Room (Marc Almond from Soft Cell)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuJTsStrifk

Peter Christopherson: In My Head a Crystal Sphere of Heavy Fluid (from Coil)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFAphczkYPY

Tom Tom Club: Wordy Rappinghood (Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv87iUjrJn0



Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/09/11 at 12:17 am


This particular song I haven't heard on the radio in years.

Lindsey Buckingham - Trouble

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCRNDQNjCK4


My favorite LB was "Go Insane"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Mc2kyr1UYA&feature=related

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: King Tut on 09/09/11 at 12:51 am



Bryan Ferry: Slave to Love (from Roxy Music)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH1CMCtV4to&ob=av2n



IMO, "Slave to love" is one of the sexiest songs ever recorded.

Another one by Brian I enjoy. I heard it in clubs back in 1985, but it didn't fare well in the Canadian charts.

Bryan Ferry - Don't Stop The Dance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGNQjDlvtaw

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: whistledog on 09/09/11 at 6:33 pm


Tom Tom Club: Wordy Rappinghood (Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads)


No 'Genius of Love'?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9d9FA3fCf4

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: King Tut on 09/09/11 at 7:36 pm

Bob McBride - Do It Right

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRMe_WuiudM

He was the lead singer for "Lighthouse"

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: nally on 05/01/15 at 10:58 am

Gwen Stefani (of No Doubt): "Cool" (2005) and "Sweet Escape" (2007).
Beyonce (of Destiny's Child): "Crazy In Love" (2003, her first solo hit) and "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" (2009).

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/08/15 at 3:56 pm

Kenny MacLean (Platinum Blonde) Don't Look Back 1990

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Andy Taylor (Duran Duran) Take It Easy 1985

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Sting (The Police) If You Love Somebody (Set Them Free) 1985

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Peter Gabriel (Genesis) Sledgehammer 1987

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Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: nally on 05/08/15 at 10:51 pm


Sting (The Police) If You Love Somebody (Set Them Free) 1985

Peter Gabriel (Genesis) Sledgehammer 1987


Good choices for these two. Both singers had plenty of great solo hits.

I also like Sting's "Fields Of Gold" and "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You" (both from his 1993 album Ten Summoner's Tales), "All This Time" (from his 1991 album Soul Cages), and "Fortress Around Your Heart" (1985). :)

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/09/15 at 12:12 am



Good choices for these two. Both singers had plenty of great solo hits.

I also like Sting's "Fields Of Gold" and "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You" (both from his 1993 album Ten Summoner's Tales, "All This Time" (from his 1991 album Soul Cages), and "Fortress Around Your Heart" (1985). :)


Yeah.  I remembered those songs.  I remember when the Police reunited and IMHO it was disastrous.  Sting's ego was way too big for that.

Kenny MacLean (Platinum Blonde) Don't Look Back 1990
Andy Taylor (Duran Duran) Take It Easy 1985


Kenny did remarkably well in his solo career.  He was nominated for a Juno award, which is the Canadian equivalent of a Grammy, and he won a SOCAN award for writing.
It's too bad that Andy's fans, who were also Duran Duran fans, just didn't really care as soon as he went solo.  Then when he reunited with Duran Duran I think is when the people who were fans back in the day started to care.  When he left for the second time the people who were fans back in the day just didn't care again.

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: Howard on 05/09/15 at 7:20 am

Peter Gabriel (Genesis) Sledgehammer 1987

He returned 5 years later and made The "Us" album.

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: nally on 05/20/15 at 11:12 am

Phil Collins (from Genesis):

"Easy Lover" (duet with Philip Bailey, who also sang in a band...Earth, Wind & Fire)
"Another Day In Paradise"
"Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)"
"Sussudio"

All of these were recorded during the 1980s, while he was still the frontman of Genesis. He was recording both as a member of a band and as a solo artist!

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 05/27/15 at 5:43 pm

George Michael Wham! Faith 1988

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Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 05/28/15 at 12:38 pm

David Ruffin, the Temptations


Michael Jackson, Jackson 5


Peter Catera, Chicago


Method Man, Wu Tang clan


Sting, The Police


Paul McCartney The Beatles


Eddie Levert The O jays


A few I named! ;)





Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: nally on 10/04/15 at 6:31 pm

George Harrison (The Beatles):

"My Sweet Lord" (1970)
"What Is Life" (1971)
"All Those Years Ago" (1981)
"Got My Mind Set On You" (1987)

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: #Infinity on 10/04/15 at 6:57 pm

Sting from The Police:
If I Ever Lose My Faith in You (1993)
Fields of Gold (1993)

Phil Collins from Genesis:
In the Air Tonight (1981)
Everyday (1993)

Michael Jackson from The Jackson 5:
Billie Jean (1983)
Beat It (1983)

Bobby Brown from New Edition:
Don't Be Cruel (1988)
Humpin' Around (1992)

Patty Smyth from Scandal:
Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough (feat. Don Henley) (1992) - Fun fact, the album this originated from was released on the day I was born!

George Michael from Wham!:
I Want Your Sex (1987)
Freedom! '90 (1990)
Fastlove (1996)

Robbie Williams from Take That:
Freedom (1996)
Angels (1997)

Belinda Carlisle from the Go-Go's:
Heaven Is a Place on Earth (1987)

Dave Grohl from Nirvana:
Big Me (1995) - This counts because the first Foo Fighters album was essentially a Dave Grohl solo project, the rest of the band not being assembled until after it was recorded.

Lauryn Hill from the Fugees:
Doo Wop (That Thing) (1998)

Mos Def from Black Star:
Hip Hop (1999)
Ms. New Booty (1999)
Mathematics (1999)

Serj Tankian from System of a Down:
Empty Walls (2007)

Paul McCartney from The Beatles:
Take It Away (1982)

Donald Fagen from Steely Dan:
I.G.Y. (1982)
The Nightfly (1982)

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: nally on 10/04/15 at 7:15 pm



Belinda Carlisle from the Go-Go's:
Heaven Is a Place on Earth (1987)


Oh man, I completely forgot about her for a moment there. That's a good song of hers.

I also like "Circle In The Sand" (which was also from her album Heaven On Earth, although not released as a single until the following year), and "Mad About You" (from her 1985 solo debut album).

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: whistledog on 10/04/15 at 8:05 pm


Tina Turner


What band was she in?

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: #Infinity on 10/04/15 at 8:46 pm


What band was she in?


Ike & Tina Turner.  After the duo broke up, the latter member made a triumphant comeback in the mid-80s.

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: nally on 10/05/15 at 7:56 pm

Natalie Merchant (10000 Maniacs):

"Carnival" (1995)
"Wonder" (1996)
"Jealousy" (1996).

All of these were from her solo debut album, Tigerlily.

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: whistledog on 10/05/15 at 11:48 pm


Ike & Tina Turner.  After the duo broke up, the latter member made a triumphant comeback in the mid-80s.


I wouldn't really consider Ike & Tina a band.  Musical duos and bands are totally different

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: Howard on 10/06/15 at 2:36 pm


Peter Cetera(Chicago)The Glory of Love 1986

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Peter sings with such feeling, I love this song. :)

Subject: Re: Favourite Solo Songs from singers/members of bands

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 10/15/15 at 4:02 am

Benjamin Orr (The Cars) - Stay the night
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3UPAqeHK7Q

Dennis DeYoung (Styx) - Call Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8CbdNVP7pw

Dennis DeYoung - Desert Moon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cFOLFtw2Ic

Glenn Frey (The Eagles) - The one who you love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmV9vk2950o

Glenn Frey - You belong to the city
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4ueaD22hg8

Glenn Frey - Smugglers' Blues
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lawk5PbYZuM

Don Henley (The Eagles)- The Boys of summer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh4nVj8g4hg

Don Henley - The Heart of the Matter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YuOCM2V-Uk

Patty Smyth (Scandal) - Sometimes love just ain't enough (featuring Don Henley)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdzbjUWu2VU

Fergie (Black Eyed Peas) - Big Girls Don't Cry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agrXgrAgQ0U

Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) - Big Log
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AT7sJkBejc

Philip Bailey (Earth Wind and Fire) and Phil Collins (Genesis) - Easy Lover
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkRKT6T0QLg

Chaka Khan(Rufus) - Ain't Nobody

Lou Gramm (Foreigner) - Midnight Blue
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkRKT6T0QLg

John Wait (The Babys) - Missing you

Eric Clapton (Cream) - Badge

Mike Reno (Loverboy) & Ann Wilson (Heart) - Almost Paradise
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc40EasXz18



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