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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
520-Mark Morrison-Return Of The Mack.
1996-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 1.03.It’s probably what the inmates said to him every time he returned to Her Majesty’s Pleasure.
Mark Morrison was born in Hanover,West Germany in 1972,he grew up in Leicester before moving to Miami,Florida and returning to the UK in 1993.
He has released four studio Albums to date,the latest being in 2014.In total he has achieved nine top 40 singles,the last one was a collaboration with Gabrielle in 1999 called ‘Best Friend’ which reached Number 23.
Return Of The Mack was written by Morrison and Phil Chill who also produced it.It samples two songs,’Genius Of Love;’by the Tom Tom Club and ‘Games’ by Chuckii Booker.
‘All those times I said that I love you,you lied to me even though you know I’d die for you.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.

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Wiggi wiggi I’m gettin jiggi
open up the door I got the key to your city
you’re looking kinda pretty,dance till you drop
and it don’t stop until it goes pop
Dance how you want to dance let’s all get down while we got da chance
I’ve still got 12 seconds on the clock that’s mine
and I ain’t gonna stop ’till the shine shine.

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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
521-Little Richard-Good Golly Miss Molly.
1958-Number 8 single.
Best Bit-At 0.17.The dulcet tones of Richard Wayne Penniman.
Little Richard is one of the most influential figures in popular music.It isn’t just in the field of Rock ‘N’ Roll,but also in the genres of Soul,Funk and Rock where Little Richard has left his mark through the energy in his music and his charismatic showmanship.
Good Golly Miss Molly was written by John Marascalco and Robert Blackwell.Little Richard first heard the phrase ‘Good Golly Miss Molly’ from a DJ named Jimmy Pennick.He modified the lyrics into the more suggestive ‘Good Golly Miss Molly/You sure like to ball,’at the time the most common meaning for ‘balling’ was dancing.
Little Richard has admitted that he took the intro to the song from the Ike Turner/Jackie Brenston 1951 song ‘Rocket 88.’
‘I am going to the corner gonna buy a diamond ring when she hugs me and kiss me make me ting-a-ling-a-ling.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
522-Brenda Lee-Sweet Nuthin’s.
1960-Number 4 single.
Best Bit-At 0.09.And the radio played that forgotten song,Brenda Lee’s comin’ on strong.(see best songs 937.)
Brenda Lee was born in Atlanta,Georgia,at 4 ft 9 inches (approximately 145 cm) she received the nickname ‘Little Miss Dynamite.’ John Lennon was quoted as saying,’she has the greatest Rock ‘N’ Roll voice.’
Sweet Nuthin’s was written by Rockabilly singer Ronnie Self,Lee also had hits with two other of his songs,’I’m Sorry'(1960) and ‘Everybody Loves Me But You'(1962.)
Brenda Lee’s voice from Sweet Nuthin’s was sampled in Kanye West’s song ‘Bound 2’ on his 2013 Album Yeezus,which in turn was sampled by Drum and Bass duo Sigma in their 2014 song ‘Nobody To Love,’
‘Mama turned on the front porch light sayin’ come here darlin’ that enough for tonight.’
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
523-Grandmaster Melle Mel-White Lines(Don’t Don’t Do It.)
1984-Number 7 single.
Best Bit-At 3.23.This is who invented the term ‘Hip-Hop?’
Keith ‘Cowboy’ Wiggins a member of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five has been credited with coining the term in 1978 while teasing a friend who had just joined the US Army by scat singing the made up words ‘hip/hop/hip/hop’ in a way that mimicked the rhythmic cadence of marching soldiers.
When originally released on Sugar Hill Records the song was credited to Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel.This was done to mislead the general public into believing that Grandmaster Flash participated on the record,when in fact he played no part and had already left Sugar Hill Records the previous year.
White Lines samples a song called ‘Cavern’ by the band Liquid Liquid,because they hadn’t given their permission Liquid Liquid sued but never received any royalties as Sugar Hill Records were declared bankrupt.The songs lyrics were written by Melle Mel and Sugar Hill Records owner Sylvia Robinson(see best songs 597.)
‘Little Jack Horner sitting on the corner with no shoes or clothes this ain’t funny but he took his money and sniffed it up his nose.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
524-Stealers Wheel-Stuck In The Middle With You.
1973-Number 8 single.
Best Bit-At 1.03.It’s the dogs..
Stealers Wheel were a Scottish Folk/Rock band formed in 1972 by Joe Egan and the late Gerry Rafferty,they split in 1975 and briefly reformed in 2008.
Stuck In The Middle With You was produced by the legendary song writing team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller,(see best songs 954.)
The song refers to people in the music industry,the management and executives of record labels,(the clown and the jokers.)
The band had to reluctantly do a promotion in a fancy London restaurant and the lyrics tell the story of them trying to get out of the entire thing,which they detested.
In 1992 the song was brought to the attention of a whole new generation when Quentin Tarantino chose to use it in the scene which the character of Mr Blonde taunts and tortures a policeman in the film Reservoir Dogs.
‘Clowns to the left of me jokers to the right here I am.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
525-Ramsey Lewis-Wade In The Water.
1966-Did not chart in the UK until 1972 when it reached Number 31.
Best Bit-At 0.14.Slave to the rhythm.
Wade In The Water is a spiritual song which dates back to the early 19th century to encourage and convey coded information to escaping slaves.The verses reflect the Israelite’s’ escape out of Egypt and the chorus refers to healing in the water.Notable vocal versions can be found by The Staple Singers and Marlena Shaw.
Ramsey Lewis is an American Jazz composer who has recorded over 80 Albums with differing musicians over the years.The artists on Wade In The Water include the late Maurice White who played the drums,he went on to form Earth Wind and Fire(see best songs 916) and Cleveand Eaton on bass(see best songs 980.)
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
526-Nas-One Mic.
2002-Did not chart in the UK.
Best Bit-At 0.57.Don’t tar all Rap with the same brush.There are those who brag about money,jewellery and girls,but thankfully there are also artists like Nas.
Nasir Jones (born September 14,1973) is an American Hip Hop artist.He has sold over 25 million records worldwide and is considered to be one of the greatest lyricists of all time as well as one of the top ten greatest Hip Hop artists.
‘One Mic’ is about what Nas experienced growing up in the ghetto,it samples the Phil Collins song ‘In The Air Tonight.’Nas explained the songs meaning,’It’s about what’s happening in my neighbourhood,having the whole world understand and relate.I’m a huge fan of Phil Collins and i just wanted to take the vibe from ‘In The Air Tonight.’
‘All I need is one life one try one breath I’m one man.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
527-Barry McGuire-Eve Of Destruction.
1965-Number 3 single.
Best Bit-At 0.34.Unfortunately the words will probably always ring true,yesterday,today and tomorrow.
The song was written in 1964 by 19 year old P.F.Sloan.It was initially offered to The Byrds as a ‘Dylanesque’ potential single,but they rejected it.
Barry McGuire recorded the song in one take late at night.His voice was raspy and tired,but the producer loved it and used that take.The producer Jay Lasker brought the song to Los Angeles radio station KFWB the morning it was finished,where it was played for the first time.
The song became one of the biggest protest songs of the 1960’s as the Vietnam War escalated.The song was not written specifically about the war, but the conflict in Vietnam made it even more relevant.
‘Hate your next door neighbour but don’t forget to say grace.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
528-The Real Thing-You To Me Are Everything.
1976-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 0.57.I think i can call this ‘Mersey Soul.
The Real Thing were brothers Chris and Eddy Amoo,Dave Smith,Ray Lake and Kenny Davis.They formed in 1970,but it wasn’t until 1976 that they found success with the Ken Gold and Michael Denne penned song ‘You To Me Are Everything.’
The same duo wrote the follow up hit ‘Can’t Get By Without You,'(UK Number 2 single.)The Amoo brothers wrote their other top 5 single.’Can You Feel The Force,’Eddy Amoo died in 2018 at the age of 73.
In 1986 You To Me Are Everything was remixed and reached the top 40 again,this time peaking at Number 5.
‘So now you’ve got the best of me come on and take the rest of me.’
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