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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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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
690-Van McCoy-The Hustle.
1975-Number 3 single.
Best Bit-At 0.35 Strictly Come ‘Disco’ dancing.
While in New York City to make an Album Van McCoy heard about a dance known as ‘The Hustle’ being performed by patrons of the Adam’s Apple nightclub,this was his inspiration to write this classic Disco instrumental.Shortly before McCoy’s death from a heart attack in 1979 he put together a new 12inch version of the song which is also well worth

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COMING NEXT THE BIG 690.

Well we don’t understand why you called in the national guard
when Uncle Sam is the one who belongs in the exercise yard
we all got balls and brains
but some’s got balls and chains
at the local dance at the local county jail.

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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
691-Missy Elliott-Get Ur Freak On.
2001-Number 4 single.
Best Bit-At 0.08 Everyone start dancing together wildly now.’Let’s make some noise,let’s make some noise’….as they say in Japan.
Missy ‘Misdemeanor’ Elliott is the worlds most successful female Rap artist with sales of over 30 million records.Get Ur Freak On is a Bhangra based track that was co-written by Elliott and long term collaborator Timberland who also produced it.
‘Missy be puttin’ it down I’m the hottest ’round.I told y’all mother-ooh.Y’all can’t stop me now.’
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
692-Mary Hopkin-Those Were The Days.
1968-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 0.40. ‘Don’t look back in anger,i heard you say.’
The song is credited to Gene Raskin who put English lyrics to the Russian song ‘Dorogoi Dinnoyu (By The Long Road,) composed by Boris Fomin in the early 1920s.Having been impressed by seeing Mary Hopkin perform on the TV talent show ‘Opportunity Knocks’ supermodel ‘Twiggy’ recommended her to Paul McCartney who had been looking for someone to record the song on his new ‘Apple Records’ label.
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‘Once upon a time there was a tavern where we used to raise a glass or two.’

This song by “Mary Hopkin” was released in 1968 and reached number 1 here in the uk charts.This song is originally a russian song,and the English lyrics were…
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
693-William DeVaughn-Be Thankful For What You Got.
1974-Number 31 single.
Best Bit-At 1.07 ‘I cried because i had no shoes until i met a man who had no feet.’
DeVaughn wrote the song in 1972 and spent $900 towards it’s development.The musicians on the track include members of the MFSB group who helped make famous ‘The Sound Of Philadelphia’ in the 1970s.In the early 1980s DeVaughn lost interest in the music industry and didn’t record again until 2004.
‘Diamond in the back,sunroof top’ diggin’ the scene with a gangsta lean,wooh.’
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
694-Bobby Brown-Two Can Play That Game.
1995-Number 3 single.
Best Bit-At 0.01 ‘Drop It!’
Bobby Brown was a child star having been a member of New Edition from the age of nine.He went solo in 1985 and achieved his biggest success in 1988 when ‘My Prerogative’ topped the Billboard Hot 100.In 1992 he married Whitney Houston(see best songs 704) and the marriage lasted 14 years.Two Can Play That Game first appeared on his 1993 Album ‘Bobby.’In 1994 the song was remixed by British producers K-Klass who are best known for their UK hits ‘Rhythm Is A Mystery’ and ‘Let Me Show You.’
‘Bobby’s got a brand new swing.’
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
695-Suede-Saturday Night.
1997-Number 6 single.
Best Bit-At-2.46 Just your average Saturday night out.
The music press called Suede ‘The original Britpop band,’a term lead singer and songwriter Brett Anderson hated.In 1992 Suede were dubbed by ‘Melody Maker’ as the best new band in Britain.The following year their debut Album ‘Suede’ topped the UK Album chart becoming the fastest selling debut Album in almost ten years.It won the Mercury Music Prize and helped foster Britpop as a musical genre.
‘Oh whatever makes her happy on a Saturday night.’
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
696-Bob and Earl-Harlem Shuffle.
1963-Did not chart.Re-released in 1969 reaching Number 7.
Best Bit-At 0.01 JUMP!
Earl Nelson partnered two different Bob’s over the course of the acts lifespan.The original Bob was Bobby Byrd who was Nelson’s partner between 1960-1962.Between 1963-1970 until the artists parted ways Bob Relf was Nelson’s partner.The Harlem Shuffle is a dance that originated in the Harlem section of New York City in the 1950s.The song was arranged by Barry White before he became a household name.George Harrison stated that this song was his favorite of all time.
‘You just groove it right here to the Harlem Shuffle.’
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The original duo were Bobby Byrd and Earl Nelson (born Earl Lee Nelson, 8 September 1928, Lake Charles, Louisiana – 12 July 2008, Los Angeles) They had both …
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