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The 1000 best songs in the world ever
COMING NEXT THE BIG 680.

Satisfaction came in a chain reaction
i couldn’t get enough,so i had to self destruct
the heat was on,rising to the top
everybody is going strong and that is when my spark got hot
i heard somebody say.

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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
681-Ice Cube-It Was A Good Day.
1993-Number 27 single.
Best Bit-At 2.06 We all have our own idea of the perfect day,this is Ice Cube’s.
Speaking of the inspiration for the song Ice Cube said ‘I was at the top of the Rap game.It was the summer of 92 and i was in a hotel room.I had all the money i had dreamed of.I was in a good frame of mind.’
The track samples the Isley Brothers 1977 song ‘Footsteps In The Dark.’
‘Hey wait,wait a minute fool stop the s… what the f… am i thinking about?’
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Music video by Ice Cube performing It Was A Good Day.
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
682-Stevie Wonder-Boogie On Reggae Woman.
1975-Number 12 single.
Best Bit-At 1.51 Stevie singing ‘I’d like to see you in the raw under the stars above.’
Despite the songs title,it’s style is firmly Funk and neither Boogie or Reggae.The song is taken from his 1974 Album ‘Fulfillingness First Finale’ which was his 19th Album and he was still only 23 years old.
On Boogie On Reggae Woman he plays every instrument with the exception of Congas.
‘I like to see you boogie right across the floor.’
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
683-Max Romeo-Wet Dream.
1969-Number 10 single.
Best Bit-At 1.52 and now for today’s Biology lesson.
Max Romeo (born Maxwell Livingston Smith,22 November 1944) is a Reggae artist who was born in St James,Jamaica.
This Reggae classic gained notoriety due to it’s explicit lyrics of a sexual nature.Despite Romeo’s claims that it was about a leaky roof it was still banned from broadcast by several radio stations.
‘You in your small corner,i stand in mine.Throw all the punch you want to,i can take them all.’
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
684-Lionel Richie-Truly.
1982-Number 6 single.
Best Bit-At 2.09.Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi is named after Lionel Richie-not a lot of people know that.
Lionel Richie’s career started in 1968 as a member of Tamla Motown band The Commodores.In the early days their music was a mixture of R&B and Funk,(Machine Gun,Brick House,)but later songs saw them take a more mainstream approach (Three Times a Lady,Sail On.)When Lionel Richie left the band and went solo he continued in the same vein with Truly being his first release.
‘And truly you know you’re all right with me.’
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
685-Public Domain-Operation Blade.
2000-Number 5 single.
Best Bit At 0.51 I wanna hear everybody in the place say,’Ho.’That’s another saying you DJ’s can add to your repertoire.
The original line up of British Electronic group Public Domain were James Allan,Mark Sherry,Alistair Macisaac,Mallorca Lee and David Forbes.They achieved all their chart success between 2000-2002 with three hit singles.Their Number 19 single ‘Rock Da Funky Beats’

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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
686-Suzi Quatro-Can The Can.
1973-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 0.57 Some Pop stars need to choose a stage name to appear cool,Suzi Q was born with hers.
The song made Suzi Quatro the first female bass guitar player and band front woman to become a major rock star,she had a direct influence on the girl groups The Runaways,Girlschool and Joan Jett.
Nicky Chinn(see best songs 773 and 860) one of the co-writers of Can The Can explained the songs meaning.’It means something that is pretty impossible,you can’t get one can inside another if they are the same size,so we’re saying you can’t put your man in the can if he is out there and not willing to commit.’
‘Well you call your mamma tiger and we all know you are lying.’
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
687-The Platters-Smoke Gets In Your Eyes.
1958-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 1.06 Jerome Kern’s widow disliked The Platters recording so much she considered taking legal action,she thought the song was ‘Too Rock N Roll.’
Jerome Kern was an American composer of Musical Theatre,he wrote over 700 songs including ‘Ol Man River’ and ‘A Fine Romance.’Smoke gets in your eyes was originally written for the 1933 musical ‘Roberta’ starring Bob Hope.The song has been recorded hundreds of times by artists as diverse as Nat King Cole,Glen Miller and Freddie Mercury.
‘When your hearts on fire you must realize smoke gets in your eyes.’
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
688-Pixies-Cactus.
1988-Never released as a single.
Best Bit-At 1.10 P.I.X.I.E.S.
The song was written and sung by the band’s front man Black Francis and produced by Steve Albini.It tells the story of a man in prison missing his wife and wishing she would send him something with her scent.’Bloody your hands on a cactus tree,wipe it on your dress and send it to me.’
David Bowie recorded a version of the song for his 2002 Album ‘Heathen.’This version features D-A-V-I-D spelled during the instrumental break instead of P-I-X-I-E-S.
‘Sitting here wishing on a cement floor just wishing that i had something you wore.’
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This is Cactus from the Pixies’ album, Surfer Rosa. What a truly great song! I think this might be the only studio version of it on youtube. Yay! This one is…
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
689-Chris Rea-The Road To Hell.
1989-Number 10 single.
Best Bit-At 2.22 Bloody speed cameras and roadworks and middle lane drivers.
Chris Rea wrote the lyrics while feeling frustrated by being in peak-hour traffic on the M25 Motorway.At the start of the song he imagines the ghost of his dead mother approaching his vehicle and warning him he is on ‘The Road To Hell’ and that he should choose a different path through life.
‘I said mama,i come to the valley of the rich,myself to sell,she said son this is the road to hell.’
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The road to hell (part 1) Stood still on a highway I saw a woman By the side of the road With a face that I knew like my own Reflected in my window Well she …
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