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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
762-Them-Here Comes The Night.
1965-Number 2 single.
Best Bit-At 0.27.This sounds more like a Rolling Stones record than a Rolling Stones record.
Them were a Northern Irish Rock band,the original line up were only together for two years between 1964-1966,as Van Morrison left to launch his solo career.Here Comes The Night was written and produced by Bert Berns who as a child had contracted rheumatic fever causing damage to his heart,he died of heart failure in 1968 at the age of 38.Classic songs he also wrote include ‘Piece Of My Heart’,’Twist And Shout’ and ‘Everybody Needs Somebody To Love.’
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Van’s boys’ best selling 45 – got to No.2 in the UK charts that spring
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
763-Simply Red-Fairground.
1995-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 3.02.Along came a Simply Red song you could finally dance to,-if you know how to Samba.
The song gave Mick Hucknall and Simply Red their only UK Number 1 single.The song borrows heavily from the 1993 Number 5 single from The Good Men called Give It Up,in turn The Good Men had sampled the song Fanfarra a mid 1960s recording from Brazilian artist Sergio Mendes.Mick Hucknall acknowledges The Good Men in the song at 0.45 seconds in the video.
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Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=SimplyRedVideo Simply Red’s only UK No.1 single stayed at the top for four weeks in Sept/Oct 1995
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
764-Stereophonics-Local Boy In The Photograph.
1998-Number 14 single.
Best Bit-At 1.27 Stereophonics are a Welsh band from the village of Cwmaman,as far as i know they are ‘the only band in the village.’
They formed in 1992 with Kelly Jones on lead vocals,Richard Jones on bass,Adam Zindanion playing rhythm guitar and the late Stuart Cable on drums.
In a Sky Arts interview in 2010 Kelly Jones explained the meaning of the song.’Local Boy In The Photograph was based on a true story of local boy Paul Boggis who got killed by a train traveling between Cwmbach and Aberdare.
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Official music video for “Local Boy In The Photograph” (HD Original ’97 Version) by Welsh alternative/indie band Stereophonics. Directed by Pinko & Duncan Te…
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
765-The Stylistics-You Make Me Feel Brand New.
1974-Number 2 single.
Best Bit-At 1.30.Buy one get one free,two lead singers for the price of one.
The only Stylistics hit to feature anyone other than Russell Thompkins, Jr on lead vocal.Thompkins falsetto is complimented with the baritone of Airrion Love.The song was co-written by Thom Bell who was one of the leading players of the legendary ‘Philadelphia Sound’ and the late Linda Creed who also wrote the very famous lyrics to the George Benson and Whitney Houston hit ‘The Greatest Love Of All.’
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
766-U2-I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.
1987-Number 6 single.
Best Bit-At 2.31 If you still haven’t found a U2 song to play your air guitar to,stop looking it’s here.
The lyrics could refer to a search for spiritual enlightenment or a search for love.In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine,Bono said the song was ‘an anthem of doubt more than faith.’The Edge came up with the song title.He said it was influenced from a line from the Bob Dylan’s song Idiot Wind,’You’ll find out when you reach the top you’re on the bottom.’
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
767-Louis Armstrong-What A Wonderful World.
1968-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 1.17. One of the worlds wonderful songs,Louis Armstrong’s vocals make this the must have version.
This song was the biggest selling song in the UK in 1968 and by reaching Number 1 made Louis Armstrong at the age of 66 years and 10 months the oldest male artist to top the chart.The record was broken in 2009 when a remake of ‘Islands In The Stream’ recorded for Comic Relief included the 68 year old Sir Tom Jones.In 2007 the song went to Number 1 again this time for the charity Red Cross,sung as a duet by Eva Cassidy and Katie Meluia.
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“What a Wonderful World” [1970 Spoken Introduction Version] along with Oliver Nelson’s Orchestra is a song written by Bob Thiele (as George Douglas) and Geor…
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
768-John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John-Summer Nights.
1978-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 3.53.As they said in Gavin and Stacey ‘it’s not a proper wedding disco until we’ve had The Grease Megamix.’
In the movie version of Grease,Travolta and Newton-John played the lead roles of Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson.The song is about a love affair between Danny and Sandy which has ended.On returning to school they tell their fellow students ‘The T Birds’ and ‘The Pink Ladies’ about what happened during the summer.In 1991 Summer Nights,You’re The One That I Want and Greased Lightnin’ were remixed into a new song called The Grease Megamix.’This song was created to promote the movie’s release on home video.
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John Travolta – Olivia Newton John – Summer Nights
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
769-Tom Petty-Free Fallin’
1989-Number 63 single.
Best Bit-At 0.42.The start of your Los Angeles geography lesson.
Tom Petty who died in 2017 was an American singer/songwriter,multi instrumentalist,record producer and actor.He was the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and co-founder of the supergroup the Traveling Wilburys
Free Fallin’ is the opening track on Tom Petty’s first solo Album ‘Full Moon Fever,’it was co-written and produced with Jeff Lynne.The song achieved it’s highest position of 59 on the UK singles chart in May 2012 after being covered by contestant Max Milner on the music talent show The Voice.
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Music video by Tom Petty performing Free Fallin’. (C) 1989 UMG Recordings, Inc.
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
770-The Kinks-Waterloo Sunset.
1967-Number 2 single.
Best Bit-At 0.07 You have only to hear that guitar riff once and it’s implanted in your brain for life.
This is one of the most critically acclaimed songs of all time,it was written by Ray Davies.The lyrics describe someone on their own watching(or imagining)two lovers passing over a bridge,the Thames and Waterloo Station.In 2010 Ray Davies stated that the song was originally entitled ‘Liverpool Sunset’ as his favorite city is Liverpool and he was inspired by ‘Merseybeat,’ He didn’t want to clash with The Beatles who had just released Penny Lane so he called it Waterloo Sunset instead because Waterloo was a very significant place for him when he was a child.
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Official audio for Waterloo Sunset by The Kinks, released on Sanctuary Records. Subscribe to the official The Kinks channel for music videos, behind-the-scen…
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COMING NEXT THE BIG 770

Well I’m-a write a little letter
I’m gonna mail it to my local DJ
yeah and it’s a jumpin’ little record
i want my jockey to play
you know my temperature’s rising
the jukebox’s blowin’ a fuse
my heart beatin’ rhythm
and my soul keep-a singing the blues.

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