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Artist Countdown: Elvis Costello Top 45 Hits @ElvisCostello

elvis-costelloElvis Costello (born Declan Patrick MacManus; 25 August 1954) is an English singer-songwriter. He began his career as part of London’s pub rock scene in the early 1970s and later became associated with the first wave of the British new wave movement of the mid-to-late 1970s. His critically acclaimed debut album, My Aim Is True, was recorded in 1976. Shortly after recording his first album, he formed The Attractions as his backing band. They toured and recorded together for the better part of a decade, though differences between Costello and members of The Attractions caused them to split by 1986. Much of Costello’s work since 1986 has been credited to him as a solo artist, though partial reunions with some members of The Attractions have been credited to the group over the years.

Steeped in wordplay, the vocabulary of Costello’s lyrics is broader than that of most popular songs. His music has drawn on many diverse genres; one critic described him as a “pop encyclopaedia”, able to “reinvent the past in his own image”.

Costello has won multiple awards in his career, including a Grammy Award, and has twice been nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male. In 2003, Elvis Costello and the Attractions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Costello number 80 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Veronica
2 Oliver’s Army
3 Everyday I Write the Book
4 The Other Side of Summer
5 A Good Year for the Roses
6 Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
7 Watching the Detectives
8 (I Don’t Want to Go To) Chelsea
9 I Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down
10 I Wanna Be Loved
11 …This Town…
12 The Only Flame in Town
13 13 Steps Lead Down
14 Tear Off Your Own Head (It’s a Doll Revolution)
15 Pump It Up
16 Baby Plays Around
17 Radio Radio
18 Accidents Will Happen
19 Pills and Soap
20 She
21 Sulky Girl
22 High Fidelity
23 New Amsterdam
24 Sweet Dreams
25 From Head to Toe
26 From a Whisper to a Scream
27 Party Party
28 I’m Your Toy
29 You Little Fool
30 Man Out Of Time
31 It’s Time
32 Clubland
33 Green Shirt
34 Tokyo Storm Warning
35 Less Than Zero
36 Alison
37 (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
38 Watch Your Step 
39 Seven Day Weekend
40 Lovable 
41 National Ransom
42 Complicated Shadows
43 Brilliant Mistake
44 Heartaches By The Number (with Rosanne Cash)
45 Moods For Moderns