Musical Connections - STATS


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Let’s start with big one – Artists with the most entries after 1,518 links.

And it’s David Bowie that tops the chart at this stage with THIRTEEN posts (2 repeats – ‘Hallo Spaceboy’)

Then we come to what may be a contentious second place. I’m not a Neil Young aficionado so I’ll bow to others expertise, but Neil Young/Neil Young & Crazy Horse have ELEVEN entries (2 repeats – ‘Old Man’).

How much of a difference is Neil Young and Neil Young & Crazy Horse? Should there be two separate placings? (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young I class as different though btw).

Similar queries will crop up (Marc Bolan & T. Rex and T. Rex et al). Whereas things like Morrissey and The Smiths clearly are different.

Anyway, onwards… and in joint third place with TEN entries:
Jethro Tull
Iron Maiden
(2 repeats)
The Rolling Stones (2 repeats)
King Crimson (2 repeats)

Joint fourth with NINE:
The Beatles
Rory Gallagher
Captain Beefheart (& Magic Band)
Bonzo Dog (doo dah) Band
(with Laughing Blues a repeat)

With EIGHT entries we have:
Motorhead (but with 'Killed by Death' posted twice)
and Status Quo who have gotten there courtesy of a ‘Paper Plane’ treble!

And these old gits have somehow managed SEVEN:
The Groundhogs
The Byrds
Cat Stevens
(2 repeats)

We’ll go as far as seventh place for now, but if you want more, or to know the placings of any artist/song in particular, just ask, and of course it’s a fluid situation.
So, with SIX appearances each we have:
Marillion, Metallica, Curved Air, Deep Purple, Dr Feelgood, Free, Half Man Half Biscuit, Legendary Pink Dots, Pink Floyd, Ultravox, Velvet Underground, ZZ Top.

A semi-interesting anomaly are the 'theme tunes' that crop up from time to time. For instance...

The Basil Brush Show
Captain Pugwash
Casey Jones
Hill St Blues
Joe 90
Only Fools and Horses
The Godfather
Bob the Builder
The Good the Bad and the Ugly

Overall I think the above info indicates once again that the average age of a Roofer is certainly not in the teens 😂
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‘Repetition in our music and we’re never gonna lose it’

4 appearances for this ditty… Crosby Stills Nash & Young ‘Ohio’
3 for Velvet Underground ‘Venus in furs’; Status Quo ‘Paper plane’; Flying Lizards ‘Money’ and OMD ‘Electricity’.
Electricity as a song title has actually appeared four times in total, with the three OMD’s and Capt. Beefheart once.

Similar phenomenon:
‘Doctor Doctor’ – UFO twice, Thompson Twins once
‘America’ - The Nice twice, Easterhouse once

Other songs appearing by different artists:
Arlo Parks - Black dog
Dread Zeppelin - Black Dog
Beck - Colours
Sisters of Mercy - Colours
Stone the crows - Going down
Walter Trout - Going Down
The Moody Blues - Gypsy
Uriah Heep - Gypsy
John Otway - House of the rising sun
The Animals - House of the rising sun
Bedlam - Magic carpet ride
Steppenwolf - Magic carpet ride
The Passions - Skin deep
The Stranglers - Skin Deep
Doctor and the medics - Spirit in the sky
Norman Greenbaum - Spirit in the sky
Bruce Springsteen - The River
King Trigger - The River
Eddie Cochran - Twenty flight rock
Jack White & Conan O'Brien - Twenty flight rock
Big Country - The Storm
World of twist - The storm
Dionne Warwick - Whisper in the dark
ELO - Whisper in the dark
Juicy Lucy - Who do you love?
Quicksilver messenger service - Who do you love?

Plus all these straightforward duplicates:
999 - Homicide
Ash - Girl from Mars
Bad Company - Shooting Star
Barenaked Ladies - One week
Barrington Levy - Murderer
Bonzo dog (doo dah) band - Laughing blues
Carter USM - Sheriff Fatman
Crowded House - Distant Sun
Curved Air - Backstreet Luv
Cypress Hill - Pigs
Dave and Ansell Collins - Monkey Spanner
David Bowie - Hallo Spaceboy
Deep Purple - Child in time
Elvis Costello - Radio radio
Family - Hung up down
Fleetwood Mac - Second hand news
Foo fighters - Monkey Wrench
Half man half biscuit - Trumpton Riots
Hanoi Rocks - Up around the bend
Hazel O'Connor - Eighth Day
Ian Dury - Sweet Gene Vincent
Inspiral Carpets - Saturn 5
Iron Maiden - Run to the hills
Junior Murvin - Police and thieves
King Crimson - Court of the crimson king
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
Manfred Mann - Ha ha said the clown
Marillion - Script for a jester's tear
Metallica - Master of puppets
Motorhead - Killed by Death
Mud - The cat crept in
Neil Young - Old Man
Phil Lynott - King's call
Pluto - Dat
Psychedelic Furs - Pretty in Pink
Queen - Spread your wings
Sandie Shaw - Puppet on a string
Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Framed
Skunk Anansie - Weak
Slade - Goodbye t'Jane
Spin Doctors - Two princes
Steamhammer - Hold that train
Stone temple pilots - Plush
Strawberry Switchblade - Since Yesterday
Streetband - Toast
Supergrass - Caught by the fuzz
Supertramp - Breakfast in America
Suzanne Vega - Marlene on the wall
T Rex - 20th Century Boy
Talking Heads - Burning down the house
Tears for fears - Woman in chains
The Doors - LA Woman
The Fall - Hit the North
The Jam - Eton Rifles
The Mamas and Papas - California Dreamin' **
The Move - Blackberry Way
The Rolling Stones - 2000 Light Years From Home
The Shadows - Apache
The Smiths - Heaven know I'm miserable now
The Temptations - I wish it would rain
The White Stripes - Seven nation army
Tom Robinson Band - 2-4-6-8 Motorway
UB40 - Food for thought

** The stand-out bout of amnesia... just 10 mins apart 😊

Keep ‘em peeled pop-pickers.


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Great stuff! I'd say Neil Young/NY & Crazy Horse would count as the same but maybe others with greater knowledge of his history would disagree.

Love the Mamas and Papas stat. :) Edited to add that was bang in the middle of the American themed "frenzy" which seemed a bit like whack a mole!


We must be in heaven man
As I've said somewhere else, shame we don't have the technology to stop duplications, you obviously get full marks for your homework but you definitely need to get out more😂😂😂