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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
465-The Mock Turtles-Can You Dig It.
1991-Number 18 single.It was remixed in 2003 reaching Number 19.
Best Bit-At 3.35.In 2002 Vodafone wanted to use the song in a £25million ad campaign and needed Martin Coogan’s permission,he said’ Where do I sign.’
The Mock Turtles were formed in 1985 in Middleton,Greater Manchester,they took their name from ‘The Mock Turtle’ that appears in ‘Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland’ written by Lewis Carroll.Their driving force was the bands co-founder Martin Coogan who is the brother of comedian Steve and television presenter Brendan.
To date ‘Can You Dig It’ is the bands one and only top 40 single,but it has charted on two separate occasions,latterly in 2003 when remixed by Fatboy Slim.
‘See how big and strong I’ve grown I’m standing on my own.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
466-The Moments & The Whatnauts-Girls.
1975-Number 3 single.
Best Bit-At 0.20.Anything with a pulse.
The Moments and The Whatnauts were two separate bands both signed to the All Platinum record label owned by Sylvia and Joe Robinson(see also best songs 597 and 523.)
The Whatnauts were formed in 1969,originating from Baltimore,Maryland.There most successful song minus The Moments was the 1971 R&B Billboard Number 14 single ‘I’ll Erase Away Your Pain.’
The Moments were formed in 1965 in Washington DC,their lineup has changed many times over the years.In the UK they have achieved three top 10 singles,the other two were ‘Dolly My Love’ a 1975 Number 10 song and ‘Jack In The Box’ which peaked at Number 7 in 1977.
With a name change due to contractual reasons they achieved a Billboard Number 5 single with ‘Special Lady’ in 1979 using their new billing of ‘Ray,Goodman and Brown.
‘Even one that ain’t good lookin’ they’re the ones that do the best cookin.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
467-Jane Birkin et Serge Gainsbourg-Je T’aime…Moi Non Plus.
1969-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 4.04.Just as the song reaches it’s ‘climax.’
Serge Gainsbourg(2,April 1928-2,March 1991) is regarded as one of the most important figures in French popular music.He covered many genres including Jazz,Progressive Rock,Reggae,New Wave and Funk.
Je Taime…Moi Non Plus(the translation is ‘I Love You-Me Not Anymore) was inspired by a Salvador Dali quote.
Gainsbourg wrote the song in 1967 and recorded it as a duet with French actress Brigitte Bardot,but that version remained unreleased until 1986.
In 1969 Gainsbourg recorded the song again ,this time with the English singer and actress Jane Birkin,it went on to become the first banned song to reach Number 1 in the UK,it was also the first foreign language song to top the chart.
‘Je vais je vais et je viens entre tes reins.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
468-Peggy Lee-Fever.
1958-Number 5 single.
Best Bit-At 2.28.Peggy Lee was known as ‘Miss Peggy Lee’ and was the inspiration for the Muppets’ Miss Piggy.
Fever was written by Eddie Cooley and Otis Blackwell,the original recording is by R&B singer Little Willie John who took his version to Number 24 on Billboard in 1956.Other notable versions are by Elvis Presley done in the same style as the Peggy Lee recording and Madonna who reached Number 6 in 1993 with a dance mix of the song.
Songwriter Otis Blackwell was a significant influence in the development of Rock ‘N’ Roll.His compositions include the classic ‘Great Balls Of Fire’ and the Elvis Presley million sellers ‘All Shook Up,’Don’t Be Cruel’ and ‘Return To Sender.’
Most music critics would agree that this is the definitive version of ‘Fever’ which has become Peggy Lee’s signature tune.
‘Romeo loved Juliet,Juliet she felt the same when he put his arms around her he said ‘Julie baby you’re my flame.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
469-Frank Sinatra-Theme From New York,New York.
1980- Number 4 single.
Best Bit-At 2.23.At the end of every New York Yankees baseball match if the team win they play Sinatra’s version,if they have lost then the original version by Liza Minnelli was played.Needless to say Minnelli was not best pleased and after she complained only the Sinatra version is now ever heard win or lose.
The song was written for the 1977 Martin Scorsese film New York,New York by John Kander and Fred Ebb.and sang by Liza Minnelli who they had worked with on many previous occasions. Kander and Ebb had been writing together since 1962,some of their most celebrated work includes the stage musicals ‘Cabaret’ and ‘Chicago.’
In 1980 Frank Sinatra(see also best songs 877 and 567) recorded the song for his Album Trilogy,Past Present Future.
‘I wanna wake up in a city that doesn’t sleep and find I’m king of the hill top of the heap.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
470-Bread-Lost Without Your Love.
1976-Number 27 single.
Best Bit-At 1.00.As I work my way through this countdown I am beginning to see the recurring theme of ‘lovers spurned.’The good news is that there are many more classic heart-breakers to come.
The band Bread were formed in 1968 by David Gates,Jimmy Griffin and Robb Royer. They split in 1973,but re-united again in 1976 and then once more in 1996.One of the reasons for the initial split was that Griffin who contributed many songs to the band was being constantly overlooked by their record label who would only release songs penned by Gates as singles.In fact all twelve Billboard hits had been written by Gates.
Although Bread never achieved a UK Number 1,David Gates wrote ‘If” a 1975 Number 1 for Telly Savalas and ‘Everything I Own’ the 1974 Number 1 for Reggae singer Ken Boothe and later covered in a similar style and also reaching Number 1 for Boy George in 1987.
‘I’m as helpless as a ship without a wind,a touch without a feel I can’t believe it’s real.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.

COMING NEXT THE BIG 470

Bang that’s another bomb on another town while the Czar and Jim have tea
wish i could be dancing now in the arms of the girl i love
Mary Bradley waits at home
she’s been waiting two years long
wish I was at home for Christmas

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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
471-Paul Hardcastle-19.
1985-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 0.26.Every now and then but very occasionally a song comes along that sounds like nothing you have ever heard before,this was one of them.
Musically the song was inspired by ‘Electro Music,’ in particular Afrika Bambaataa(see best songs 716,) although Hardcastle made it more radio friendly with a catchy chorus.
’19’ features sampled narration by Peter Thomas and news reports from ‘Vietnam Requiem’ which was a ABC television documentary about the post-traumatic stress disorder suffered by Vietnam veterans.The title ’19’ comes from the documentary’s claim that the average age of an American combat soldier in the Vietnam War was 19,as compared to World War 2’s 26.
Incidentally Hardcastle’s follow up single ‘Just For Money’ peaked at Number 19 on the charts also in 1985.
‘None of them received a heroes welcome,none of them,none of them.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
472-The Libertines-Can’t Stand Me Now.
2004-Number 2 single.
Best Bit-At 1.43.Pete Doherty is one of those people who walk ‘The fine line between genius and madness.’
The Libertines were formed in 1997 by Pete Doherty and Carl Barat,in 2002 they released the Album ‘Up The Bracket’ and in 2004 the Album ‘The Libertines’ and then they split.In 2015 they re-united and released ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth.’
In this song Doherty and Barat take turns singing to each other about how much they can’t work with each other anymore even so they are still very close.
‘I know you lie all you do is make me cry.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
473-John Lennon-Working Class Hero.
1970-Never released as a single in the UK.
Best Bit-At 0.55.Why did Lennon curse on the song?Yoko Ono explained in 1998.’He told me,”That’s part of being working class.It won’t be working class if what you say is all very clean and proper.’
Working Class Hero is track 4 side 1 on ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band,’his first Album after the break up of The Beatles.Lennon said ‘The song is about working class individuals being processed into the middle classes,into the machine.’
The song is influenced by the Bob Dylan song ‘Masters Of War’ which in turn was based on Jean Richie’s arrangement of the traditional English Folk song ‘Nottamun Town.’
It has been said that Lennon obsessed about the recording of this song for many days,singing an endless amount of takes,somewhere between 100-130.
‘They hate you if your clever and despise a fool.’
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