3 Gymnopédies
Erik Satie

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Satie is an Ultimate Hall of Fame One Hit Wonder. The Gymnopédies have appeared in every chart but only managed to enter the top 100 once, in 2011, peaking at number 92.

Satie would, without doubt, come top of any list of eccentric composers. His three dream-like, sparse Gymnopédies were composed in 1888 and named after an ancient Greek rite enacted by groups of naked youths. Consequently, the set's publication only served to cement Satie's status as the musical pin-up boy of Bohemian Paris in the late nineteenth century.