Alan Parsons (right) & Eric Woolfson (left)
Top 100 Songs
Alan Parsons was born December 20, 1948, in London, England. Early in his career, he worked as an engineer on classic albums such as the Beatles’ Abbey Road and Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. He also worked with Ambrosia, the Hollies, Pilot, and Al Stewart. He has received 13 Grammy nominations.
In 1976, he launched the Alan Parsons Project with Eric Woolfson (born 3/18/1945 in Scotland). While the group had an ever-changing lineup, Parsons and Woolfson remained constants until 1987. The pair then worked together on Woolfson’s Freudiana project before going their separate ways. Woolfson then focused on musical theater, bringing some of the Alan Parsons Project’s work to the stage. Parsons recorded as a solo artist. Woolfson died on December 2, 2009.
This list also includes the short-lived group Keats which featured neither Parsons nor Woolfson, but was comprised of members who’d worked with the Alan Parsons Project.
Awards (Alan Parsons/Alan Parsons Project):
Top 100 Songs
Dave’s Music Database lists are determined by song’s appearances on best-of lists, appearances on compilations and live albums by the featured act, and songs’ chart success, sales, radio airplay, streaming, and awards.
DMDB Top 5%:
1. Eye in the Sky (1982)
DMDB Top 10%:
2. Old and Wise (1982)
DMDB Top 20%:
8. Let’s Talk About Me (1985)
11. Stereotomy (1986)
Beyond the DMDB Top 20%:
21. The Raven (1976)
31. La Sagrada Familia (1987)
41. Light of the World (1986)
51. Heaven Knows (Keats, 1984)
61. Dancing on a High Wire (1984)
71. You Lie Down with Dogs (1979)
81. Sometimes (Alan Parsons with Lou Gramm, 2019)
91. One Good Reason (1984)
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First posted 12/20/2019; updated 7/19/2022.
Cool list; thanks for compiling it. I was somewhat surprised at the absence of "The Eagle Will Rise Again", from Pyramid, with Colin Blunstone singing. Seems to have fallen under the public's radar!ReplyDelete