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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
556-B.B.King-The Thrill Is Gone.
1969-Did not chart in the UK.
Best Bit-At 3.13.His nickname was ‘The King Of The Blues.’
B.B.King was one of the most influential Blues musicians of all time,he died in 2015 at the age of 89.
‘The Thrill Is Gone’ was originally written and recorded in 1951 by Blues musician Roy Hawkins.
The song is about moving on from a relationship that has gone bad,(a usual subject for a Blues song.)King recorded the song several times but didn’t like any of the results.Producer Bill Szymczyk,who would later go on to produce The Eagles suggested adding strings.The addition pleased King and gave him his first million selling record.
‘The thrill is gone away you know you done me wrong baby.’
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B.B. King ” The Thrill Is Gone ” Lp : Completely Well ( 1969 ) BluesWay Records / ABC Records
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
557-Safri Duo-Played-A-Live(The Bongo Song.)
2001-Number 6 single.
Best Bit-At 1.06.If your lucky you learn something new everyday.The Tribal Drum is said to have been invented in the 12th Century in West Africa.
The Safri Duo are a Danish Electronic Percussion duo composed of Uffe Savery and Morten Friis,they took their name from the first letters of their respective surnames.
‘Played-A-Live(The Bongo Song’) is a mixture of electronic music and Tribal Drums and to date has sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide.
The song featured prominently in the opening ceremony of the 2000 Summer Olympics in Australia and also the Commonwealth Games held in Manchester in 2002.
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
558-Nazareth-This Flight Tonight.
1973-Number 11 single.
Best Bit-At 2.16. They’re singin,’ ‘Goodbye baby,baby bye-bye,ooh, love is blind.’
Nazareth are a Scottish Rock band formed in 1968 in Dunfermline.The four original members were Dan McCafferty, Manny Charlton, Darrell Sweet and the bands one constant Pete Agnew.
They took their name from a lyric in the song ‘The Weight’ by The Band,(see best songs 629.)
This Flight Tonight was originally written and recorded by Joni Mitchell appearing on her 1971 Album ‘Blue.’Mitchell was so impressed with Nazareth’s version that when she was playing a gig in London she told the audience ‘I’d like to open with a Nazareth song!’
‘Oh star bright,star bright you’ve got that lovin’ that i like,turn this crazy bird around i shouldn’t have got on this flight tonight.’
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this song is a cover from Joni Mitchell lyrics: Look out the left the captain said The lights down there that’s where we’ll land Saw a falling star burning H…
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
559-Buffalo Springfield-For What It’s Worth (Stop,Hey What’s That Sound.)
1967-Has never charted in the UK.
Best Bit-At 0.01.The name of the song came about when Stephen Stills presented the song to the record company executive,’I have this song here,for what it’s worth,if you want it.’
‘For What It’s Worth’ is often seen as an anti war song,but in fact Stephen Stills wrote the song about youth gatherings protesting anti-loitering laws and the closing of the West Hollywood nightclub ‘Pandora’s Box’ in 1966.
As a group Buffalo Springfield were active between 1966-1968,Stephen Stills went on to form the super group Crosby,Stills & Nash.
‘There’s something happening here but what it is ain’t exactly clear.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
560-Barry White-You See The Trouble With Me.
1976-Number 2 Single.
Best Bit-At 2.28.’The Walrus Of Love.’He probably had 12 master bedrooms and 14 refrigerators in his love nest.
Born Barry Eugene Carter he had one of the most distinctive voices in Pop music,(a cover version of ‘Staying Alive’ would have made for an interesting listen.)
At the age of 14 his voice suddenly deepened,White recalled,’I had a normal squeaky kid voice,then as a teenager,that completely changed,my mother cried she knew her baby boy had become a man.’
White had a turbulent youth and was jailed at the age of 16 for stealing $30,000 worth of Cadillac tires.While in jail he listened to Elvis Presley singing ‘It’s Now Or Never’ on the radio,an experience he later credited with changing the course of his life.As a solo artist he was originally going to go by the name of ‘White Heat,’but decided to use his birth name instead.In the year 2000 dance music producer ‘Black Legend’ took his version of this song to the Number 1 spot in the UK,(see best songs 931.)
I’m like a blind man who lost his way i can’t see nothin.’
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Barry White You see the trouble with me Barry White – The Collection Intersong music ltd. 1976 Polygram Records inc.
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.

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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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