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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
624-Billie Holiday-Strange Fruit.
1939-Has never charted, there was no UK chart until 1952.
Best Bit-At 0.20.’The Lady Sings The Blues.’
The lyrics were written as a poem in 1937 by a white,Jewish schoolteacher and union activist from New York City named Abel Meeropol,who was outraged after seeing a photograph of a horrific lynching in a civil rights magazine.The photo was a shot of two black men hanging from a tree after they had been lynched in Marion,Indiana,the two men are the ‘Strange Fruit.’
In 1939 while a performer at the first integrated venue in New York the ‘Cafe Society’ nightclub,the song was brought to the attention of Billie Holliday.As a performer this song was always the one she would finish on for the rest of her career.In 1999 ‘Time’ magazine voted this the ‘Song Of The Century.When the song first came out it was denounced by the same magazine as ‘A piece of musical propaganda.’
‘Here is a strange and bitter crop.’
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A magic song from a magic voice lyrics Strange Fruit Southern trees bear strange fruit Blood on the leaves and blood at the root Black bodies swinging in the…

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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
625-Raspberries-Overnight Sensation(Hit Record.)
1974-Did not chart in the UK.
Best Bit-At 2.59 I would imagine that the first time i heard this track it sounded like this part of the song on my 1974 tinny AM radio.
Overnight Sensation was written by Raspberries lead vocalist Eric Carmen for their 4th and final Album ‘Starting Over.’Carmen went onto a very successful solo career with hits including ‘All By Myself’ and ‘Hungry Eyes’ from the Dirty Dancing soundtrack.
John Lennon a fan of the band was present at the recording of the Album and although not credited is rumored to have been involved in the mixing of ‘Overnight Sensation.’
An interesting fact that no one seems to have picked up on,Lennon was present for the recording of ‘Starting Over,’and in 1980 his final Album was called(Just Like)Starting Over.
‘I just want a hit record,yeah wanna hear it on the radio.’
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Track 1 from their album “Starting Over” (1974). Composed by Eric Carmen
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
626-Hamilton Bohannon-South African Man.
1974-Number 22 single.
Best Bit-At 0.50. If an alien came down to earth and asked me what ‘FUNK’ is,i would tell them ‘THIS IS!’
The only lyrics in the song are ‘South African man give me a helping hand,South African man help me if you can,South African man make it a better land.’,’the rest is just Funky music.
‘Hamilton Bohannon started his music career as the drummer in 13 year old Stevie Wonder’s touring band.
In 1967 he moved to Detroit and worked for Tamla Motown as touring musical arranger for such acts as Diana Ross,Marvin Gaye and Smokey Robinson.
He released his first solo Album ‘Stop And Go’ in 1973 and his final one in 1990 called ‘It’s Time To Jam,’in total he recorded 22 solo Albums.His only top 10 UK single was in 1976 when ‘Disco Stomp’ peaked at Number 6.
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
627-Rick Astley-Never Gonna Give You Up.
1987-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 2.16.The jewel in Stock, Aitken and Waterman’s crown.
Never Gonna Give You Up was the biggest selling single in the UK in 1987 spending five weeks at Number 1 and at this time of writing has sold just short of 1Million copies in the UK.
From the mid 1980s through till the early 1990s ‘SAW’ scored over 100 top 40 singles,selling 40 million records and earning an estimated £60 million.They have been involved with 13 Number 1 singles,the first one being ‘You Spin Me Round’ by Dead Or Alive and the last one being ‘Tears On My Pillow, for Kylie Minogue.Major artists who they have worked with include Debbie Harry,Donna Summer and Cliff Richard.
‘Never gonna give you up never gonna let you down never gonna run around and desert you.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
628-Bill Haley and His Comets-Rock Around The Clock.
1955-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 0.01 The end of the world as we know it.Teenage anarchy, Individuals gyrating in an unspeakable fashion.Rock Music had just been invented.
It may appear very tame by today’s standards but back in 1955 this was Punk Rock,Thrash Metal and Happy Hardcore all rolled into one.
Rock Around The Clock was written back in 1952 by James E.Myers and Max C.Freedman with Bill Haley in mind,but due to contractual reasons at the time with his record label he was unable to record it.
The song was first recorded by Sonny Dae and His Knights in 1953.When Haley was finally free to record the song it charted at a respectable Number 13 in 1954 in the UK.It wasn’t until it was chosen for the opening scenes in the Hollywood Movie ‘Blackboard Jungle’ in 1954 that it took off In theaters. The music led to a large teenage audience and their exuberant response to it sometimes overflowed into violence and vandalism at screenings.The film has been seen as marking the start of a period of visible teenage rebellion in the later half of the 20th Century.
‘One,two,three O’clock,four O’clock rock.’
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1954年に「ロック・アラウンド・ザ・クロック」を発表。映画「暴力教室」のオープニングに使用され、1955年のビルボードチャートで8週連続1位という大ヒットを記録する。
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
629-The Band-The Weight.
1968-Number 21 single.
Best Bit-At 0.11.From the lyrics of this song is where Scottish Rock group Nazareth took their name from.If you ever get asked the question in a pub quiz you’ll be glad you read it here.
The Band was a Canadian/American Rock group consisting of Rick Danko,Garth Hudson,Richard Manuel, Robbie Robertson and Levon Helm who formed in 1958.Between 1965-1967 they toured as Bob Dylan’s backing group and recorded three Albums with Dylan including ‘The Basement Tapes.’
The Weight tells the story of a man who visits Nazareth,Pennsylvania and is asked by his friend Annie to visit several of her friends.’The Weight’ is the responsibility he has been given to check on all these people who are strangers.The characters in the song were based on real people the band new,for example ‘Crazy Chester’ was an eccentric character who used to go watch The Band play.
‘Take a load off Fanny,take a load for free.Take a load off Fanny and you put the load right on me.’
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Noticed that the non-live version of this song wasn’t on youtube.. Lyrics: I pulled into Nazareth, was feelin’ about half past dead I just need some place wh…
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
630-Patrick Juvet-I Love America.
1978-Number 12 single.
Best Bit-At 2.19.I suppose if he had made a song called i love Switzerland there wouldn’t have been as much music or subject matter to sing about.
Patrick Juvet was born in 1950 in Switzerland,he is a former model turned singer/songwriter who has had a string of hit singles in France.He represented Switzerland in the 1973 Eurovision Song Contest finishing 12th.In 1977 he collaborated with Jean Michel Jarre on the French language Album ‘Paris By Night.’In 1978 he worked with high profile Disco producers Jacques Morali and Henri Belolo,who also produced The Village People and The Richie Family.
Along with Juvet and Morali the other co-writer of I Love America is Victor Willis who was the lead singer,policeman and sometimes Naval Officer in The Village People.
‘When i first heard funky music it just blew my mind.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.

COMING NEXT THE BIG 630

I’m sick and tired of hearing things from uptight short sighted narrow minded hypocrites.
I’ve had enough of reading things by neurotic psychotic pigheaded politicians.
No short haired yellow bellied son of tricky-dicky’s gonna mother Hubbard soft soap me with just a pocket full of hopes.

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Read about a new song everyday as i countdown towards the BEST SONG IN THE WORLD EVER.
For a full up to date listing of all the top 1000 songs so far click on the blog at www.barryphilipsdiscos.co.uk

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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
631-The Bucketheads-The Bomb.
1995-Number 5 single.
Best Bit-At 4.42.Did you know a mishearing or misinterpretation of a phrase is called a ‘mondegreen.’
The Bucketheads was used as the name for a one off project by music producer Kenny ‘Dope’ Gonzalez.He is best known for being one half of House music producers ‘Masters At Work’ along with his partner Little Louie Vega,Together they have worked with artists such as George Benson,Donna Summer and Earth Wind and Fire.
‘The Bomb’ samples a 1979 song from American Rock group ‘Chicago’ called Street Player.The original lyric from Chicago is ‘Street sounds swirling through my mind,’which was misheard by Gonzalez as ‘These sounds fall into my mind.’
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The Bucketheads – The Bomb
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
632-The Boomtown Rats-Rat Trap.
1978-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 3.01 No one plays a candelabra like Sir Bob.
When the song went to Number 1 for two weeks in November 1978 the Boomtown Rats became the first Punk or New Wave act to have a chart topper.They also became the first Irish Rock act to have a UK Number 1.
The song tells the tale of a boy called Billy who feels the town he lives in is a ‘Rat Trap.’It was based on Bob Geldof’s then job in an abattoir,he wrote the lyrics in 1973.
In 1996 Geldof recorded a self mocking cover version of the song with RTE television puppet character ‘Dustin the Turkey,’the song was the Christmas Number 1 in Ireland that year.
‘It’s a rat trap Judy and we’ve been caught.’
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[Video] Boomtown Rats – Rat Trap [totp2] (Wiggy St Helens UK 2008)