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The Hit Parade

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Download links and information about The Hit Parade by The Wedding Present. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 24 tracks with total duration of 01:21:04 minutes.

Artist: The Wedding Present
Release date: 2003
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 24
Duration: 01:21:04
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Blue Eyes 2:53
2. Go-Go Dancer 2:44
3. Three 2:29
4. Silver Shorts 3:21
5. Come Play With Me 4:32
6. California 3:10
7. Flying Saucer 4:50
8. Boing! 3:44
9. Love Slave 3:10
10. Sticky 3:02
11. The Queen of Outer Space 2:53
12. No Christmas 4:37
13. Cattle and Cane 3:04
14. Don't Cry No Tears 2:29
15. Think That It Might 2:39
16. Falling 5:54
17. Pleasant Valley Sunday 4:42
18. Let's Make Some Plans 3:33
19. Rocket 3:26
20. Theme from Shaft 3:16
21. Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family 2:25
22. Go Wild In the Country 2:26
23. U.F.O. 1:00
24. Step Into Christmas 4:45

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It was a stunt of sorts, yet it was also an idea, and as the Legend! points out in the liner notes to this 2003 reissue, ideas in music are few and far between. It suckered weak-willed casual fans into apprehensively buying a Wedding Present single once a month for an entire year, but it also produced a handful of the group's best singles — all 12 of which reached the Top 40 of the U.K. chart — and several covers that were either completely unlikely or just the opposite. While the Hit Parade 1 CD compilation covered January-June and its companion disc took care of the rest of the year, this reissue places the A-sides on one disc and the B-sides on the other. As a result, the first disc makes for a solid follow-up to 1991's Seamonsters; the B-sides disc makes for one of the best all-covers albums ever made. This would've been a good time to make Hit Parade 3 — a limited six-song disc of more covers — more widely available. Some things must be left for the 20th anniversary edition, right?