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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
538-Meghan Trainor-All About That Bass.
2014-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 0.45.Lovin’ the ‘Phatt Bass.’
All About That Bass was the debut single from American singer/songwriter Meghan Trainor,it was co-written and produced by Kevin Kadish.The song is currently the 69th biggest selling song in Billboard history having spent 8 weeks at Number 1 in 2014.
Lyrically the song discusses positive thought of ones body image,challenging the stereotype person a magazine or other publication would publish as glamour.Trainor has received criticism in some quarters over the way she describes ‘skinny girls’ in the song.
‘Yeah my momma she told me don’t worry about your size she says boys like a little more booty to hold at night.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER
539-Neil Sedaka-Next Door To An Angel.
1962-Number 29 single.
Best Bit-At 2.09.There are worse things you could live next door to,how about Alice for instance.
This song was co-written by Sedaka and long term writing partner Howard Greenfield (March 15,1936-March 4,1986.) Together they were responsible for all of Sedaka’s big 60’s hits including Oh Carol,Breaking Up Is Hard To Do and Calendar Girl.
Their two most successful songs were made famous by other artists.The Captain And Tennille’s version of Love Will Keep Us Together was the biggest selling song in America in 1975 and Is This The Way To Amarillo sang by Tony Christie and featuring Peter Kay spent seven weeks at Number 1 in the UK in 2005,eventually becoming the third highest selling song of the 2000’s decade.
‘There’s a garden of Eden at the house next door to mine.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
540-Tom Tom Club-Wordy Rappinghood.
1981-Number 7 single.
Best Bit-At 1.44.Where would we be without words?
Every song would be an instrumental.
Tom Tom Club were formed in 1981 by husband and wife Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz,they were also one half of the critically renowned group Talking Heads who were on hiatus at the time.
The song questions the true value of words and shows how they can be manipulated.Part of the song uses the traditional Moroccan children’s song and game ‘A Ram Sam Sam.’
The song was released only a few months after Blondie’s Billboard Number 1 ‘Rapture,’which like Wordy Rappinghood was rapped by a white female vocalist and bared little resemblance to the Rap that was emerging from America at that time.
‘Eat your words but don’t go hungry words have always nearly hung me.’
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Classic “new wave”, electro-funk track from the Talking Heads stable which was ahead of it`s time. 1981 and still sounds fresh. I love you Ms Weymouth……….

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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.

COMING NEXT THE BEST 540.

Look-a-here what’s all this
Never thought I’d do this before
but here i am a-knockin’ on her door
my cars out front and it’s all mine
just a 41 Ford,not a 59
I got that girl and I’m thinkin’ to myself
she’s sure fine lookin’ man
wow,she’s somethin’ else.

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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
541-Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway-Where Is The Love.
1972-Number 29 single.
Best Bit-At 1.27.Sometimes you wonder why such a great song only lasts 2.40,i guess you can always play it again.
Where Is The Love was written by Ralph MacDonald(March 15,1944-December 18,2011,) his other two famous songs are ‘Just The Two Of Us’ made famous by Bill Withers and ‘Calypso Breakdown’ which features on the soundtrack of ‘Saturday Night Fever.’
Donny Hathaway dueted many times with Roberta Flack during the course of his short career.Music critics rate him as one of the great innovators in Soul music.
In 1973 he was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia,he committed suicide in 1979 at the age of 33.
‘Where is the love you said you’d give to me soon as you were free.’
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One Of The Classiest Songs Of The Early ’70’s .. 1972.. :p
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
542-Showaddywaddy-Hey Rock and Roll.
1974-Number 2 single.
Best Bit-At 0.25.The best Rock ‘N’ Roll song to not have been made in the 1950’s
Showaddywaddy were formed in 1973 in Leicester from two local bands,’Choise’ and ‘The Golden Hammers.’Their initial success was gained after winning an edition of the Television talent show ‘New Faces’ and going on to be overall runners up in the final in 1973.
Hey Rock and Roll is credited as being written by all of the band,but the majority of their hits were cover versions of 1950’s and 1960’s songs.Between 1974-1982 they amassed a total of 23 top 40 singles including their only Number 1 ‘Under The Moon Of Love.’
‘And you kids get on your feet now and get ready and it’s Rock and Roll.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
543-Visage-Fade To Grey.
1980-Number 8 single.
Best Bit-At 0.18.A very ‘Strange’ and wonderful song.
Visage were part of the ‘New Romantic’ fashion movement of the early 1980’s,they were formed in London in 1978 by Steve Strange and Rusty Egan.
Fade To Grey was the bands second single release,it was co-written by Billy Currie,Chris Payne and also Midge Ure who went on to greater success with Ultravox and Live Aid, he was also co-writer of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ which has sold over 3.7 million copy’s to date.
Fade To Grey is unusual in that Steve Strange sang the vocals in English and Rusty Egan’s girlfriend Brigitte Arens spoke the very same lyrics in French.
‘Un homme dans une gare isolee une valise a ses cotes.’
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Video di Sabrina Setlur riarrangiato sulle note di Fade to Grey. Venus
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
544-Dr.Dre featuring Snoop Dogg-The Next Episode.
2000- Number 3 single.
Best Bit-At 1.20.I have chosen to post the clean version because i may have readers of a ‘delicate nature.’
Andre Young better known by his stage name Dr. Dre is one of Rap music’s biggest successes.Between 1986-1991 he was a member of the ground breaking Hip-Hop group N.W.A.(see best songs 564.)
As a solo artist his first Album release was ‘The Chronic’ in 1992.It was a full seven years until it’s follow up called ‘2001’ from which ‘The Next Episode’ is taken.
It is as a record producer that Dr. Dre has had his greatest success,producing for artists such as Eminem,50 Cent,Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and many more.
‘It’s on for the two-triple-oh, comin’ real it’s the next episode.
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
545-Alvin Stardust-My Coo Ca Choo.
1973-Number 2 single.
Best Bit-At 1.20.I can only hope that being called a ‘Coo Ca Choo’ is a term of endearment.
The song was originally written and performed by Peter Shelley, (not to be confused with Pete Shelley,lead singer of The Buzzcocks.) Shelley had no ambition to be a ‘Glam Rock’ star,so when My Coo Ca Choo was becoming successful he had to find someone to front the song and become Alvin Stardust.That someone was Bernard Jewry who had tasted chart success in the early 60’s as Shane Fenton. He dyed his hair,wore black clothing and one black glove,the image of Alvin Stardust was born.
My Coo Ca Choo was a success worldwide,notably spending seven weeks at Number 1 in Australia.
‘Tom Cat! why’ know where it’s at come on lets go to my flat lay down ‘n groove on the mat.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
546-Julie London-Cry Me A River.
1957-Number 22 single.
Best Bit-At 0.16.Songwriter Arthur Hamilton was initially concerned that listeners would hear a reference to the Crimea.
The song was originally written for Ella Fitzgerald to sing in the 1955 film ‘Pete Kelly’s Blues’ but the song was dropped from the film.It was then offered to the artist Peggy King but her record label objected to the word ‘plebeian’ in the lyric.
Julie London (September 26,1926-October 18,2000) was a ‘Pin Up Girl’ during World War 2.
Between 1944-1968 she appeared in 23 films.As a singer she released 29 Albums between 1955-1969,her only entry on the singles chart on Billboard (Number 9) or in the UK is her signature tune ‘Cry Me A River.’
‘Told me love was too plebeian told me you were through with me and.’
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Cry me a river (A. Hamilton), Liberty 55006 (1955), Liberty LRP 3006 (1955), Liberty LST 7027 (1958). Peak chart position: US Billboard Hot 100 Chart # 9 (19…