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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
548-Chuck Berry-Maybellene.
1955-Has never charted in the UK.
Best Bit-At 1.06.After doing my research,it appears that ‘Back To The Future’ got their facts wrong.
This is one of the most influential songs in the development of Rock music.Chuck Berry had heard the 1938 song ‘Ida Red’ by Bob Wills on the radio and that gave him the inspiration for this song.
Berry refined and developed Rhythm and Blues into the major elements that made Rock ‘N’ Roll distinctive.Writing lyrics that focused on teen life and consumerism and developing a music style that included guitar solos and showmanship.
Many Pop stars have recorded all their best work by the age of 29,but this was the age that Chuck Berry began his illustrious career.
‘Oh Maybellene why can’t you be true you’ve started back doing the things you used to do.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
549-Bruce Springsteen-Born To Run.
1975-Did not chart.When re-released in 1987 reached Number 16.
Best Bit-At 3.04.There are more words in some of his individual songs than some artists have in an whole Album!
Springsteen played the song live for the first time in 1974,Rock critic Jon Landau was at the show and wrote,’I saw Rock ‘N’ Roll’s future,’Landau eventually became Springsteen’s manager.
Springsteen wrote the lyrics in his home in New Jersey.He recalled,’One day i was playing my guitar on the edge of the bed and the words born to run came to me.At first i thought it was the name of a movie or something I’d seen on a car.I liked the phrase because it suggested a cinematic drama that i thought would work with the music that I’d been hearing in my head.’
‘In the day we sweat it out on the streets of a runaway American dream at night we ride through mansions of glory in suicide machines.’
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Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run 1975 (STUDIO) In the day we sweat it out in the streets of a runaway american dream At night we ride through mansions of glor…
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
550-Deep Purple-Hush.
1968-Number 58 single.
Best Bit-At 2.47.The unmistakable sound of Psychedelic Rock that is associated with and has it’s roots firmly fixed in the late 1960’s.
The song was written by the late Joe South and first recorded by Country singer Billy Joe Royal.Other notable South songs include ‘Games People Play’ and ‘Rose Garden.’
”Hush’ is about a guy who is so crazy in love that he’ll drop everything if he thinks she might be calling his name.The song had it’s biggest success when covered by Kula Shaker in a similar style to that of Deep Purple,taking their version to Number 2 in the UK in 1997.In 1990 The Charlatans lifted the organ riff for their song ‘Only One I Know,'(see best songs 844.)
‘I got a certain little girl she’s on my mind no doubt about it she looks so fine.’
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This is the second track from Deep Purple’s debut album, Shades of Deep Purple (1968). Lineup (Mk I) – Rod Evans: lead vocals, Ritchie Blackmore: guitar, Nic…
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.

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People call me rude i wish we all were nude
i wish there was no black or white i wish there were no rules
People call me rude i wish we all were nude
i wish there was no black or white i wish there were no rules
Do i believe in God do i believe in me
some people want to die so they can be free
I said life is just a game we’re all just the same

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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
551-Kings Of Leon-The Bucket.
2004-Number 16 single.
Best Bit-At 0.27.It’s pronounced bucket,not bouquet.
The Kings Of Leon are brothers Caleb,Nathan and Jared Followill and their cousin Matthew Followill,the bands name comes from their grandfather who was called Leon.
Caleb wrote part of the song about Jared,who was eighteen at the time.It’s basically Caleb’s observations about Jared dealing with fame and the things that would get on his nerves.It’s also about brotherly love as in the songs lyrics,’I’ll be the one to show you the way.’
‘Eighteen,balding,star.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
552-Thompson Twins-Love On Your Side.
1983-Number 9 single.
Best Bit-At 1.18.’I’ve played you all my favourite records.’They are possibly referring to a previous single called ‘In The Name Of Love.’
The Thompson Twins took their name from the two detectives Thompson and Thompson in the comic strip The Adventures Of Tintin.
The song was recorded by the most recognised lineup of Tom Bailey,Joe Leeway and Alannah Currie.
The original lyric was written by Currie from the female perspective.It was based on her personal experience,but because she wasn’t the lead singer they changed it to make it come from a man’s perspective.
The song became the first of their ten top forty singles in the UK between 1983-1985.
‘Then i find myself going through the same old rhapsody.rap boy rap.’
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Music video by Thompson Twins performing Love On Your Side. (C) 1983 Sony BMG Music Entertainment (UK) Limited
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
553-Freda Payne-Band Of Gold.
1970-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 1.39. It sounds like Motown,it looks like Motown,it smells like Motown,in fact the only thing that’s not Motown is the record label it was recorded on.
This was released on the ‘Invictus’ record label which Brian Holland,Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland formed after they left Motown in 1968.The three of them together with Ron Dunbar wrote the song,members of the Motown house band The Funk Brothers played on the track.
The songs lyrics are open to interpretation,some think it is about an impotent man,while others think it is about a frigid woman.Freda Payne was reluctant at first to record the song,she thought it was about a woman who was a virgin or sexually naive and felt it was more suitable for a teenager.
We kissed after taking vows but that night on our honeymoon we stayed in separate rooms.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
554-Scritti Politti-Wood Beez(Pray Like Aretha Franklin.)
1984-Number 10 single.
Best Bit-At 0.42.The band that went from Punk to Funk.
The driving force behind Scritti Politti is Green Gartside(born Paul Strohmeyer,22 June 1955,) in Cardiff,Wales.
In the mid 1970’s Gartside moved to Leeds to study at Leeds School Of Art,this was where he formed Scritti Politti who started out life as a Punk Band.By 1979 Gartside became bored with his bands output and started to be influenced by American Funk/Soul acts like Chic,The Jacksons and Aretha Franklin.
‘Wood Beez’ is a tribute to Aretha Franklin,it was produced by the legendary Arif Mardin,who had also produced for Aretha Franklin(see best songs 644) in the 1960’s and 1970’s.
‘Each time i go to bed i pray like Aretha Franklin.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
555-Hank Williams-Jambalaya(On The Bayou.)
1952-Has never charted in the UK.
Best Bit-At 0.30.It would help to have a Cajun dictionary handy to decipher what this song is about.
Hiram ‘Hank’ Williams(1923-1953) was an American singer/songwriter,he is regarded as one of the most influential musical figures of the 20th Century.The songs he wrote and recorded have been covered by numerous artists and have been hits in various genres.
He has been cited as a key influence on artists such as Elvis Presley,Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones.He recorded 35 singles which reached the top ten on the Billboard Country & Western chart,even though he died at the very young age of 29.
‘Jambalaya’ was co-written by Williams and Moon Mullican who could not be credited on the song because he was under contract to ‘King Records’ at the time.The song has been covered numerous times over the years,in the UK in 1974 Karen Carpenter(who could sing the phone book and make it sound magical) took the song to Number 12 in the chart.
‘Thibodaux,Fotaineaux,the place is buzzin’ a kinfolk come to see Yvonne by the dozen.’
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Jambalaya (On the Bayou) by Hank Williams from the album The Very Best Of Released 2013-11-01 on Not Now Music Download on iTunes: https://geo.itunes.apple.c...
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
556-B.B.King-The Thrill Is Gone.
1969-Did not chart in the UK.
Best Bit-At 3.13.His nickname was ‘The King Of The Blues.’
B.B.King was one of the most influential Blues musicians of all time,he died in 2015 at the age of 89.
‘The Thrill Is Gone’ was originally written and recorded in 1951 by Blues musician Roy Hawkins.
The song is about moving on from a relationship that has gone bad,(a usual subject for a Blues song.)King recorded the song several times but didn’t like any of the results.Producer Bill Szymczyk,who would later go on to produce The Eagles suggested adding strings.The addition pleased King and gave him his first million selling record.
‘The thrill is gone away you know you done me wrong baby.’
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B.B. King ” The Thrill Is Gone ” Lp : Completely Well ( 1969 ) BluesWay Records / ABC Records