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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
274-Charles Trenet-La Mer.
1946-Has never charted,there was no UK chart until 1952.
Best Bit-At 2.27.The song has been recorded in several different languages,in Italy it is ‘II Mare,’ in Belgium,’De Zee.’German speaking countries call it ‘Das Meer,’ in Russia it is known as ‘Volna’ and in English speaking countries it is called ‘Beyond The Sea.’
La Mer(in English,the sea) was written by French composer Charles Trenet,(18 May,1913-19 February,2001.)
Trenet has said he wrote the lyrics in 1929 as a poem but the tune didn’t come to him until 1943 while travelling by train between Montpellier and Perpignan,he was gazing out the window at the Etang de Thau,a lagoon in the south of France.
The lyrics of La Mer talk about the sea which greatly differ from the English lyrics(Beyond The Sea) written by Jack Laurence who wrote his version as a romantic love song.The most famous recording is sung by Bobby Darin who took the song to Number 8 in the UK in 1959.
‘La mer qu’on voit danser le long des golfes clairs a des reflets d’argent.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
275-Coldplay-Yellow.
2000-Number 4 single.
Best Bit-At 1.51.Chris Martin is always coy when it comes to explaining his songs meanings,but it is probably safe to say it’s not about The Simpsons.
Coldplay were formed in London in 1998 by Chris Martin,(vocals and piano) Jonny Buckland,(lead guitar) Guy Berryman,(bass) and Will Champion(drums,) they all met while studying at ‘University College London.’To date they have released seven studio Albums,the first being ‘Parachutes’ in 2000 and the latest being ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ in 2015.Their third Album ‘X&Y’ went on to become the best selling Album worldwide of 2005 and their forth ‘Viva La Vida’ became the best seller worldwide in 2008.
Probably being bored with being asked the same questions every time when interviewed Martin has admitted to giving several different explanations to what ‘Yellow’ means,he told one interviewer that he got the idea from the book that happened to be nearest to him when writing the song,it was the UK telephone directory,which is named yellow pages.
‘Look at the stars look how they shine for you.’
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The 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
276-Rupert Holmes-(Escape) The Pina Colada Song.
1979-Number 23 single.
Best Bit-At 2.21.They have both just found out their partner has been cheating on them,so what do they do.they laugh for a moment and say ‘I never knew that you liked Pina Colada.’
Rupert Holmes was born David Goldstein on February 24,1947 in Northwich,Cheshire,England.At the age of six he moved with his family to New York.He is a singer/songwriter,musician,dramatist and author but readily admits that the one thing most people know him for is this song.
Escape(The Pina Colada Song) is about a man who is bored with his current relationship.One morning he reads the personal advertisements and one catches his eye,a woman who is seeking a man who must like Pina Coladas,intrigued he takes out an ad in reply and arranges to meet the woman only to find out upon the meeting that the woman is his current partner.
‘So I waited with high hopes then she walked in the place.I knew her smile in an instant I knew the curve of her face.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
277-Nina Simone-My Baby Just Cares For Me.
1958-Did not chart.When re-released in 1987 it reached Number 5.
Best Bit-At 0.39.It’s Jazz for Pop fans.
My Baby Just Cares For Me is a Jazz standard written by the ‘Great American Songbook’ writing team of Walter Donaldson(1893-1947) and Gus Kahn(1886-1941) for the 1930 film ‘Whoopee!’The song became the signature tune for Eddie Cantor who sang it in the movie.
Nina Simone was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon(February 21,1933-April 21,2003) and recorded her version of the song for her debut Album ‘Little Girl Blue’ in 1958.The song remained relatively obscure until it was used in a UK television commercial for ‘Chanel No.5’ perfume in 1987.
To follow up the exposure record companies fought over the rights to release the song with ‘Charly Records’ winning the battle.Simone who always had a tenuous relationship with record labels was outraged claiming she didn’t receive any royalties.’They went behind my back and stole from each other like I was a slave.They took me and sold me from one record company to another because they couldn’t deal with me openly.’
‘My baby don’t care for shows,my baby don’t care for clothes,my baby just cares for me.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
278-N-Trance-Set You Free.
1994-Number 39 single.When re-issued in 1995 it reached Number 2 and again when re-issued in 2001 it peaked at Number 4.
Best Bit-At 4.22.Because they made one of the best dance songs of the 1990’s I think we can forgive them for some horrendous cover versions.
N-Trance were formed in 1990 by Kevin O’Toole and Dale Longworth after meeting at Oldham College,they both shared an interest in making Electronic Dance Music.In search of a vocalist they were recommended to a then 19 year old Kelly Llorenna who sings the vocals on this track which was first recorded as far back as 1992,with only 500 12inch vinyl copies made for promotional use.
The song was inspired by a night out in ‘The Hacienda’ in Manchester that Kevin O’Toole recalled,’They used to pass round pints of water and a woman came up to me and I felt her heartbeat through her top.The song created a diary of what was happening at the time.’
‘When I hold you baby,feel your heartbeat close to me,want to stay in your arms forever only love can set you free.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
279-Perez Prado-Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White.
1955-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 0.03.Perez Prado may have written Mambo No 5,but this was definitely Mambo’s Number 1 song.
Mambo music developed as a genre in Cuba in the mid to late 1930’s and took off in the United States in the 1940’s.The main protagonist for the development and popularity of Mambo was Perez Prado(December 11,1916-September 14th,1989,) he was known as ‘The King Of Mambo.’The most successful song he wrote was Mambo No 5 which gave Lou Bega a UK Number 1 in 1999 and did the same for the animated character Bob The Builder in 2001.
Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White was written in 1950 by the Spanish composer Louis Gugliemi. French lyrics for the song were written by Jacques Larue and English ones by Mack David,brother of Hal.
Prado recorded his version for use in the 1955 film ‘Underwater!’ starring Jane Russell,the song spent 10 weeks at Number 1 on Billboard.In the UK the song spent two weeks at the top with the competing version from British trumpeter Eddie Calvert achieving four weeks.
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
280-Pink Floyd-Another Brick In The Wall.(Part 2.)
1979-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 2.17.They say school days are meant to be the best days of your life.
The bands first single release in 11 years became the Xmas Number 1 of 1979,as well as the last Number 1 of the 1970’s.
Another Brick In The Wall is a protest song,it is a three part composition on Pink Floyd’s 1979 Album ‘The Wall.'(see also best songs 992.) All three parts were written by the bands bassist Roger Waters.He based the song on his own personal experience of life at a grammar school in the 1950’s.
The lyrics attracted controversy.The Inner London Education Authority described the song as ‘scandalous’ and it was also rumoured that Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher ‘hated it.’
Waters explained ‘You couldn’t find anybody in the world more pro-education than me,but the education I went through in a boys’ grammar school in the 50’s was very controlling and demanded rebellion.The song is meant to be a rebellion against people who have power over you,who are wrong.’
‘We don’t need no thought control,no dark sarcasm in the classroom.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.

COMING NEXT THE BEST 280.

The loveliness of Paris seems somehow sadly gay
The glory that was Rome is of another day
I’ve been terribly alone and forgotten in Manhattan
I’m going home to my city by the bay.

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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
281-Anne Shelton-Blues In The Night.
1942-Has never charted,there was no UK chart until 1952.
Best Bit-At 0.11.One of the songs that would make anyone’s list on the ‘Great American Songbook.’
The Great American Songbook is an imaginary list of classic American songs recorded between 1920-1950,you will find several more in this countdown.
Blues In The Night was written by Harold Arlen(see also best songs 634) and Johnny Mercer for the 1941 film ‘Hot Nocturne,’ but after the success of this song the films name was changed to Blues In The Night,when released.
In the film the song is performed by African-American singer William Gillespie in a jailhouse scene.
The song has gone on to be recorded many times over the years,I have chosen Anne Shelton’s 1942 version.Shelton was born Patricia Sibley in 1923,she died in 1994,she is remembered for many performances at military bases during World War 2.In the UK her biggest success occurred in 1956 when she achieved a UK Number 1 single with ‘Lay Down Your Arms.’
‘A man is a two-face,a worrisome thing,who’ll leave you to sing the blues in the night.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
282-Mary Mary-Shackles(Praise You.)
2000-Number 5 single.
Best Bit-At 1.47.So good they named them twice.
Mary Mary are an American gospel duo composed of the sisters Erica and Trecina Atkins-Campbell,they were brought up in a religious family and have been active as a duo since 1998.They took their name from two famous Mary’s from the Bible,Mary mother of Jesus and Mary Magdalene one of Jesus’s followers.
Shackles(Praise You) is one of only a handful of songs to become a crossover hit,being popular with gospel.R&B and Pop audiences.It has received criticism in some quarters though from the gospel community who have cited the song as being too modern and not staying true to it’s gospel roots.
The song contains a sample of the Dennis Edwards 1984 hit ‘Don’t Look Any Further’ featuring Siedah Garrett.
‘Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance,I just wanna praise you.’
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