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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.

COMING NEXT THE BEST 560.

In the deserts of Sudan and the gardens of Japan
from Milan to Yucatan every woman,every man
In the wilds of Borneo and the Vineyards of Bordeaux
Eskimo, Arapaho move their body to and fro.’
in the dock of Tiger Bay on the road to Mandalay
from Bombay to Santa Fe over hills and far away.

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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
561-Bobby Byrd-Hot Pants (I’m Coming.)
1971-Has never charted in the UK.
Best Bit-At 0.30.If you were too young to remember hot pants,my advice is download some images.
Bobby Byrd (August 15,1934-September 12, 2007) was an American R&B/Soul singer,he played an integral and important part in the development of Soul and Funk music.
Byrd was the founder of ‘The Famous Flames’ and is credited with discovering James Brown.He co-wrote with Brown many of James Brown’s classic hits including ‘Sex Machine.'(see also best songs 880.)
Many of Bobby Byrd’s songs have been sampled,the drum loop on this song was sampled for ‘Fools Gold’ by the Stone Roses.
‘I’m coming,hey,coming,baby.Come,come,come,come.come.come,come.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
562-Eurythmics-Here Comes The Rain Again.
1984-Number 8 single.
Best Bit-At 2.35.No expense spared, it’s a 30 piece orchestra playing on this.
The string arrangements by Michael Kamen were performed by members of the British Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Eurythmics were Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart.In the late 1970’s they were both members of the Pop group The Tourists who achieved five top 40 singles including their cover of ‘I Only Want To Be With You,'(UK Number 4.)
The Eurythmics were named after a mime performed by Emile Jacques-Dalcrose,they had a total of nine UK top ten hits including the Number 1 single ‘There Must Be An Angel(Playing With My Heart.’)
‘So baby talk to me like lovers do walk with me like lovers do.’
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Album: Touch / Year: 1983 / Written by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart / Produced by David A. Stewart Lyrics: Here comes the rain again Falling on my head …
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
563-Fine Young Cannibals-Johnny Come Home.
1985-Number 8 single.
Best Bit-At 1.09.The name ‘Johnny’ is a recurring name in the history of Pop music.’Johnny Be Goode,”Johnny Remember Me’ and that guy who sings ‘Be,Bop,A,Lua,Baby’ in ‘Walk Of Life’ are just some examples.
Johnny Come Home was the first single release from The Fine Young Cannibals.The song follows the story of a runaway who learns the harsh reality of a life on the streets.
‘F.Y.C.’ were David Steele,Andy Cox and Roland Gift,they were active from 1984-1992,during which time they achieved two Billboard Number 1 singles.
‘What is wrong in my life that i must get drunk every night.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
564-N.W.A-Straight Outta Compton.
1988-Did not chart in the UK.
Best Bit-At 0.20.If i was ever to meet Ice Cube,i think i would call him Sir.
Straight Outta Compton is the title track from N.W.A’s 1988 debut Album.The song details the everyday ups and downs of Gangsta life on the streets of South Central,Los Angeles.
Critics accused the group of glorifying the gangsta lifestyle,but Ice Cube insists they are merely documenting what is really happening.
The opening verse is rapped by Ice Cube,MC Ren delivers the second and Easy-E the third.Dr Dre does the intro as well as introducing Easy E’s verse.
‘You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
565-Faces-Pool Hall Richard.
1973-Number 23 single.
Best Bit-At 4.20.If you don’t think it’s ‘smashing’ by now,you never will.
The Faces were formed in 1969 after Steve Marriott left the Small Faces to form Humble Pie.The remaining three members,Ian McLagan,Ronnie Lane and Kenney Jones joined up with Ronnie Wood and Rod Stewart who had just left the Jeff Beck Group.
Along with bands such as The Who and the Rolling Stones,the Faces were a big influence on future generations of Rock musicians.
Pool Hall Richard was written by Wood and Stewart.
‘Bang goes the brown that’s another one down know they play much better when the sun goes down.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
566-Rihanna-Where Have You Been.
2012-Number 6 single.
Best Bit-At 1.15.Who would have thought a 1959 Australian Country song would be the basis for a 2012 ‘Dance’ track.
‘I’ve Been Everywhere’ is a song written by Geoff Mack,the most famous version of the song is a 1996 recording by Johnny Cash.
In Geoff Mack’s version he lists places he has visited,but in ‘Where Have You Been’ Rihanna(see also best songs 858) states that she has been everywhere looking for someone who can please her all night long.
The song is taken from her 6th studio Album,’Talk That Talk’ and was produced by Calvin Harris.
‘You can have me all you want any way any day.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
567-Frank Sinatra & Sammy Davis Jr-Me And My Shadow.
1962-Number 20 single.
Best Bit-At 2.28.Encore.
Me And My Shadow was written in 1927,with lyrics by Billy Rose and music by Dave Dreyer. The song has been associated with many different artists over the years from Al Jolson to Robbie Williams and even Morecambe and Wise released their own version.
In 1962.The song was given the Big Band treatment when two of the ‘Rat Pack,’Frank Sinatra(see also best song 877) and Sammy Davis Jr recorded it.
The songs title has become a cliche over the years,it has also been used for a 1947 play by Bruce Abbott,for a book about fighting cancer and another about living with multiple sclerosis.
We’re closer than smog when it clings to L.A.we’re closer than Bobby is to J.F.K.’
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Frank Sinatra & Sammy Davis Jnr. Me And My Shadow
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
568-The Drifters-Saturday Night At The Movies.
1964-Did not chart.When re-issued in 1972 reached Number 3.
Best Bit-At 0.45 It sounds like lots of shenanigans are going on.
The Drifters are one of the longest running acts in Pop music.They were originally formed in 1953 and are still touring to this very day,the line ups over the years now total forty different members.
The lead singer on this song is Johnny Moore who joined The Drifters in 1955 at the age of 21.After a period in the US Army for national service and recording as a solo artist he returned as lead singer of The Drifters in 1964 after the death of Rudy Lewis.
This song was written by legendary songwriting husband and wife team Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil.
‘Who cares what picture you see when your huggin’ with your baby in the last row in the balcony.’
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Saturday Night At The Movies is a 1964 song by the fabulous Drifters. In my opinion, The Drifters were the all time greatest recording group of the 50’s and …
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
569-The Temptations-Papa Was A Rolling Stone.
1972-Number 14 single.
Best Bit-At 4.01.It might not be the best song in the world ever,but it’s got the best intro in the world ever.
The song was written by Motown songwriters Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong and originally recorded by the Motown group The Undisputed Truth in 1972,that version only peaked at Number 63 on Billboard.Later the same year a near 12 minute version was recorded by The Temptations.Vocal duties were performed by Dennis Edwards,Melvin Franklin and Richard Street who sang a verse each,taking the roles of siblings questioning their mother about their now dead father.
Legend is that Edwards was angered by the songs first verse,’It was the 3rd of September,that day I’ll always remember cause that was the day my daddy died,’as his father was said to have died on that date.It actually was on the 3rd of October,however.
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Artist : The Temptations Title : Papa was a rolling stone Album : All Directions Year : 1972 Label : Warwick, Miracle, Gordy, Motown, Atlantic, New Door/Univ…

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