Under the influence of Krautrock and ABBA, Costello crafted this 1979 new wave masterpiece including such classics as Oliver's Army and Accidents Will Happen.
Under the influence of Krautrock and ABBA, Costello crafted this 1979 new wave masterpiece including such classics as Oliver's Army and Accidents Will Happen.
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Format: CD
Label: HIPP
Catalog: 863002
Rel. Date: 05/01/2007
UPC: 602517260818

Armed Forces
Artist: Elvis Costello
Format: CD
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DISC: 1
MP3
1. Accidents Will Happen
2. Senior Service
3. Oliver's Army
4. Big Boys
5. Green Shirt
6. Party Girl
7. Goon Squad
8. Busy Bodies
9. Sunday's Best
10. Moods for Moderns
11. Chemistry Class
12. Two Little Hitlers
13. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding?
14. My Happy Ending (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Avril Lavigne)
15. Ticks (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Brad Paisley)
16. Cry Me A River (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Justin Timberlake)
17. Walking In Memphis (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Lonestar)
18. Forever And For Always (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Shania Twain)
19. Stronger (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Britney Spears)
20. My Prerogative (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Britney Spears)
21. Who You'd Be Today (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Kenny Chesney)
22. Our Time Now (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Plain White T's)
23. If You're Going Through Hell (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Rodney Atkins)
24. Back To Black (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Amy Winehouse)
25. Pop Goes My Heart (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Hugh Grant)
26. Mayberry (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Rascal Flatts)
27. Thank You For Loving Me (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Bon Jovi)
28. Boulevard Of Broken Dreams (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Green Day)
29. Do It Well (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Jennifer Lopez)
30. Rock Your Body (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Justin Timberlake)
31. We Belong Together (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Mariah Carey)
32. Blessed (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Martina McBride)
33. Bye Bye Bye (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of 'N Sync)
34. In God's Hands (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Nelly Furtado)
35. As Good As I Once Was (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Toby Keith)
36. Beautiful Day (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of U 2)
37. Hero (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Enrique Iglesias)
38. SOS (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Rihanna)
39. Falling (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Alicia Keys)
40. Dreamgirls (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Beyoncé,Jennifer Hudson,Anika Noni Rose)
41. Run It! (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Chris Brown)
42. Come On Over (All I Want Is You) (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Christina Aguilera)
43. Public Affair (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Jessica Simpson)
44. Me Enamora (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Juanes)
45. Give It To Me (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Madonna)
46. Whenever Wherever (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Shakira)
47. One Two Step (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Ciara,Missy Elliott)
48. Here For The Party (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Gretchen Wilson)
49. Call On Jesus (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Nicole C. Mullen)
50. These Are My People (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Rodney Atkins)
DISC: 2
MP3
1. American Soldier (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Toby Keith)
2. Crazy In Love (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Beyoncé,Jay-Z)
3. I Am Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song) (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Brad Paisley)
4. Like Toy Soldiers (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Eminem)
5. Family Affair (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Mary J.Blige)
6. Beep (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of The Pussycat Dolls,will.i.am)
7. Give It To Me (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Timbaland,Nelly Furtado,Justin Timberlake)
8. Vertigo (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of U 2)
9. You Give Me Something (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of James Morrison)
10. These Boots Are Made For Walking (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Jessica Simpson)
11. Gold Digger (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Kanye West,Jamie Fox)
12. Anything But Mine (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Kenny Chesney)
13. I'm Already There (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Lonestar)
14. Don't Let Me Get Me (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Pink)
15. Leave Me Alone (I'm Lonely) (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Pink)
16. About You Now (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Sugababes)
17. I Love This Bar (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Toby Keith)
18. Boys (Remix) (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Britney Spears,Pharrell Williams)
19. Cool (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Gwen Stefani)
20. Fotografia (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Juanes,Nelly Furtado)
21. Are You Happy Now? (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Michelle Branch)
22. Suds In The Bucket (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Sara Evans)
23. No (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Shakira)
24. Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of U 2)
25. Boyfriend (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Ashlee Simpson)
26. Overprotected (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Britney Spears)
27. Me Against The Music (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Britney Spears,Madonna)
28. 1973 (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of James Blunt)
29. A Dios Le Pido (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Juanes)
30. I'll Be Waiting (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Lenny Kravitz)
31. Miles Away (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Madonna)
32. Unwell (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Matchbox Twenty)
33. I Need To Wake Up (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Melissa Etheridge)
34. Everywhere (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Michelle Branch)
35. Stars Are Blind (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Paris Hilton)
36. Objection (Tango) (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Shakira)
37. How Do You Like Me Now? (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Toby Keith)
38. Bartender (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of T-Pain,Akon)
39. It's Five O'Clock Somewhere (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Alan Jackson,Jimmy Buffett)
40. Outrageous (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Britney Spears)
41. Donde Estan Corazon (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Enrique Iglesias)
42. Reason (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Hoobastank)
43. There Goes My Life (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Kenny Chesney)
44. Summertime (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Kenny Chesney)
45. You Save Me (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Kenny Chesney)
46. Two Hearts (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Kylie Minogue)
47. Sorry (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Madonna)
48. Nobody Knows (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Pink)
49. Three Wooden Crosses (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Randy Travis)
50. Born To Fly (Karaoke Version - In The Style Of Sara Evans)

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Under the influence of Krautrock and ABBA, Costello crafted this 1979 new wave masterpiece including such classics as Oliver's Army and Accidents Will Happen.

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''Armed Forces'' is Elvis Costello's third album, his second with the Attractions, and the first to officially credit the Attractions on the cover. It was released in the UK by Radar Records and in the U.S. by Columbia in 1979 (see 1979 in music). The American version deleted "Sunday's Best" and substituted Costello's version of "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding," which had been released the previous November as the B-side of Nick Lowe's "American Squirm" single, at the end of side two. The album originally had the working title ''Emotional Fascism''.

Initial pressings of the album in the UK and U.S. included a promotional three-song single, ''Live at Hollywood High'', which was recorded on . The live tracks, also produced by Nick Lowe, are "Accidents Will Happen," "Alison," and "Watching the Detectives". The UK edition also included 4 postcards featuring pictures of the band.

In 2000 ''Q'' magazine placed ''Armed Forces'' at number 45 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever. In 2003, the album was ranked number 482 on ''Rolling Stone'' magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. - Wikipedia