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Barry Philips Discos
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
470-Bread-Lost Without Your Love.
1976-Number 27 single.
Best Bit-At 1.00.As I work my way through this countdown I am beginning to see the recurring theme of ‘lovers spurned.’The good news is that there are many more classic heart-breakers to come.
The band Bread were formed in 1968 by David Gates,Jimmy Griffin and Robb Royer. They split in 1973,but re-united again in 1976 and then once more in 1996.One of the reasons for the initial split was that Griffin who contributed many songs to the band was being constantly overlooked by their record label who would only release songs penned by Gates as singles.In fact all twelve Billboard hits had been written by Gates.
Although Bread never achieved a UK Number 1,David Gates wrote ‘If” a 1975 Number 1 for Telly Savalas and ‘Everything I Own’ the 1974 Number 1 for Reggae singer Ken Boothe and later covered in a similar style and also reaching Number 1 for Boy George in 1987.
‘I’m as helpless as a ship without a wind,a touch without a feel I can’t believe it’s real.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.

COMING NEXT THE BIG 470

Bang that’s another bomb on another town while the Czar and Jim have tea
wish i could be dancing now in the arms of the girl i love
Mary Bradley waits at home
she’s been waiting two years long
wish I was at home for Christmas

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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
471-Paul Hardcastle-19.
1985-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 0.26.Every now and then but very occasionally a song comes along that sounds like nothing you have ever heard before,this was one of them.
Musically the song was inspired by ‘Electro Music,’ in particular Afrika Bambaataa(see best songs 716,) although Hardcastle made it more radio friendly with a catchy chorus.
’19’ features sampled narration by Peter Thomas and news reports from ‘Vietnam Requiem’ which was a ABC television documentary about the post-traumatic stress disorder suffered by Vietnam veterans.The title ’19’ comes from the documentary’s claim that the average age of an American combat soldier in the Vietnam War was 19,as compared to World War 2’s 26.
Incidentally Hardcastle’s follow up single ‘Just For Money’ peaked at Number 19 on the charts also in 1985.
‘None of them received a heroes welcome,none of them,none of them.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
472-The Libertines-Can’t Stand Me Now.
2004-Number 2 single.
Best Bit-At 1.43.Pete Doherty is one of those people who walk ‘The fine line between genius and madness.’
The Libertines were formed in 1997 by Pete Doherty and Carl Barat,in 2002 they released the Album ‘Up The Bracket’ and in 2004 the Album ‘The Libertines’ and then they split.In 2015 they re-united and released ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth.’
In this song Doherty and Barat take turns singing to each other about how much they can’t work with each other anymore even so they are still very close.
‘I know you lie all you do is make me cry.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
473-John Lennon-Working Class Hero.
1970-Never released as a single in the UK.
Best Bit-At 0.55.Why did Lennon curse on the song?Yoko Ono explained in 1998.’He told me,”That’s part of being working class.It won’t be working class if what you say is all very clean and proper.’
Working Class Hero is track 4 side 1 on ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band,’his first Album after the break up of The Beatles.Lennon said ‘The song is about working class individuals being processed into the middle classes,into the machine.’
The song is influenced by the Bob Dylan song ‘Masters Of War’ which in turn was based on Jean Richie’s arrangement of the traditional English Folk song ‘Nottamun Town.’
It has been said that Lennon obsessed about the recording of this song for many days,singing an endless amount of takes,somewhere between 100-130.
‘They hate you if your clever and despise a fool.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
474-Harry Chapin-W.O.L.D.
1973-Number 34 single.
Best Bit-At 1.22.’Oh if a man tried to take his time on earth and prove before he died what one man’s life could be worth I wonder what would happen to this world.’
These are the words on Harry Chapin’s gravestone.
Harry Chapin(see also best songs 995) born December 7th,1942 and died in a car accident July 16th,1981 was an American singer/songwriter and a dedicated humanitarian who fought to end world hunger.
Chapin was one of the greatest storytellers in song.W.O.L.D.tells the story of an ageing Disc Jockey who has travelled around America working in several different Radio Stations,following his passion which he believes will bring him happiness,only to discover that his life,looks and voice have all passed him by,as hinted in the ‘OLD’ in the title.
‘Sometimes I get this crazy dream that I just drive off in my car,but you can travel on ten thousand miles and still stay where you are.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
475-Ray Charles-What’d I Say.
1959-Has never charted in the UK.
Best Bit-At 3.45.Ray Charles said ‘I’m not one to interpret my own songs,but if you can’t figure out ‘What I Say’ then somethings wrong.Either that or you’re not accustomed to the sweet sounds of love.’
This song is considered one of the most influential in R&B and Rock ‘N’ Roll history.It brings together the sounds of Gospel,R&B and Rock ‘N’ Roll and helps create the new genre of Soul.
Ray Charles was playing live,the band had played all their songs and there was still 12 minutes to fill.He told the band to improvise and over the course of many concerts and many different versions which the audiences took to ‘What’d I Say’ was born.
‘See the girl with the red dress on she can do the Birdland all night long.’
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Barry Philips Discos
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
476-Barry White-Never,Never Gonna Give Ya Up.
1974-Number 14 single.
Best Bit-At 0.45.’The Walrus Of Love’ had a massive appetite for romance,only surpassed by his appetite for the contents of his refrigerator.
Never,Never Gonna Give Ya Up was written and produced by Barry White(see also best songs 560) and released as the first single from his 1973 Album ‘Stone Gon.’
Between 1973-1999 White released 20 studio Albums,his most successful being the 1974 release ‘Cant Get Enough’ which gave him his only Billboard Number 1.He also achieved 16 UK top 40 singles including his only Number 1 song ‘You’re The First My Last My Everything’ in 1974.
In 1997 British singer Lisa Stansfield covered Never,Never Gonna Give Ya Up taking her version to Number 25 in the UK.
Barry White had teamed up with Lisa Stansfield back in 1992 recording Stansfield’s most successful song ‘All Around The World’ with all artist royalties being donated to the charity ‘Trading Places.’In 1999 they also recorded the duet ‘The Longer We Make Love’ for White’s Album Staying Power.’
‘Cause I found what the world is searching for here right here my dear I don’t have to look no more.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
477-Jay-Z and Kanye West-N…..In Paris.
2012-Number 10 single.
Best Bit-At 2.43.’No one knows what it means,but it’s provocative’ is a sampled line from the 2007 film ‘Blades Of Glory’ spoken by Will Ferrell.
In 2011 Jay-Z(see also best songs 636) and Kanye West(see also best songs 849) joined forces for their collaboration Album ‘Watch The Throne,’seven singles and seven videos were released for its promotion.
The songs inspiration came from a visit that Kanye West had made to Paris.He said ‘I am where art meets commercial,the sweet spot between the hood and Hollywood.’
The songs samples include ‘Dirty Bangaz’ by Big Fish Audio and the lyrics ‘Jackson,Tyson,Jordan’ are taken from the song ‘Victory’ by Puff Daddy and originally performed by The Notorious B.I.G.
‘We’re going to skate to one song and one song only.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
478-Symarip-Skinhead Moonstomp.
1969-Did not chart in the UK.Re-issued in 1980 peaking at Number 54.
Best Bit-At 1.58.Light years before the far more difficult to perform ‘The Moonwalk,’came the ‘Moonstomp.’
In 1969 Jamaican Ska artist Derrick Morgan wrote a song called ‘Moon Hop’ to commemorate the Apollo Moon landing.The British Afro-Caribbean Ska and Reggae band Symarip wrote and released Skinhead Moonstomp shortly afterwards and although they claimed that there was no relation between the songs Derrick Morgan disagreed calling them ‘copy cats.’
In 1980 in the wake of the 2 Tone revolution Skinhead Moonstomp was re-issued.Other notable versions of the song are by The Specials and the late great Judge Dread.
‘I want all you skinheads to get up on your feet put your braces together and your boots on your feet.’
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