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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
846-Glen Campbell-Wichita Lineman.
1968-Number 7 single.
Best Bit-At 1.49 if you can make what is probably quite a mundane job seem mysterious and romantic you must be doing something right.
The writer of the song is Jimmy Webb who is Pop Music royalty having written other classic songs as well in the mid to late 1960s.His inspiration for the lyric came while driving through Washita County in Oklahoma.At that time many telephone companies were county owned utilities and their linemen were county employees.Webb drove past endless telephone poles,then in the distance he saw a solitary lineman atop a pole.He described it as ‘the picture of loneliness’ as the lineman spoke into the phone Webb considered what the man was saying into the receiver.
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
847-Taylor Swift-Love Story.
2008-Number 2 single.
Best Bit-At-0.48 unlike the William Shakespeare version this one has a happy ending.
Taylor Swift got her inspiration for the song from the plot of Romeo and Juliet and the lyrics are sung from the perspective of Juliet.In total Love Story has to date sold just short of 8 million copies worldwide making it one of the best selling songs of all time.
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
848-Soft Cell-Tainted Love.
1981-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 4.00 everybody knows about the fun you can have with an air guitar,but air percussion is more of a well kept secret.
The song was written in 1964 by Ed Cobb(Feb-1938-Sept-1999) and originally recorded by Gloria Jones.In 1973 British club DJ Richard Searling purchased a copy while on a trip to the United States.The tracks Motown influenced sound fit in perfectly with the music favored by those involved in the UK Northern Soul scene of the early 1970s.Marc Almond and David Ball of Soft Cell became aware of the song and recorded a drastically different arrangement with synthesizers which were very much the latest thing at the time.The song went on to become the biggest selling song in the UK in 1981.
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
849-Kanye West-Mercy.
2012-Number 55 single
Best Bit-At 3.13 we go from Hip Hop to Electro Dance and then back again.It’s one of those few tracks that sound like two different songs have been put together to make one,but it works so well.
On this track West tells of the time as a struggling Rapper when he couldn’t convince Def Jam to sign him and now ‘i step into Def Jam building like I’m the s… tell em give me 50 million or i’ma quit.
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
850-Deee-Lite-Groove Is In The Heart.
1990-Number 2 single.
Best Bit-At 3.13 Groove just need not be in the heart,it can also be in the brain and if your lucky in all those other vital Organs as well.
Deee-Lite were a trio made up of Kierin Kirby,Dimitry Brill and Towa Tei who formed in New York City in 1988.Groove Is In The Heart can boast a Rap provided by Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest and The legendary Bootsy Collins plays the Bass Guitar.
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COMING NEXT THE BIG 850

Now all you sucker DJs who think your fly
there’s got to be a reason and we know the reason why
why you put on those airs and you act real cool
got to realize that you’re acting like fools

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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
851-The Animals-House Of The Rising Sun.
1964-Number1 single.
Best Bit-At 1.38 Alan Price’s relentless Organ part(played on a Vox Continental,for those who need to know about the technical bits)
The House Of The Rising Sun is a traditional Folk Song sometimes called Rising Sun Blues.Like many classic Folk ballads the song has uncertain authorship.There are several schools of thought to what the Rising Sun was but it was probably a place of gambling,drinking and prostitution in New Orleans around 1860.The oldest known recording of the song under the title Rising Sun Blues dates back to 1933 by Clarence Ashley and Gwen Foster.As a traditional Folk Song recorded by an electric Rock Band,The Animals version has been described as the first Folk Rock hit.
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
852-Crown Heights Affair-Galaxy Of Love.
1978-Number 24 single
Best Bit-At 5.21 it’s totally out of this world.
Originally they were known as Ben Iverson and The Nue Express when formed in 1967. The group was renamed after a area in Brooklyn when they signed with RCA records in 1974.Personnel changes followed along with a move to De-Lite records in 1975 which was also the home of Kool And The Gang. They remained together for the next nine years,and in 1980 they achieved a UK top 10 hit with You Gave Me Love.
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
853-Da Hool-Meet Her At The Love Parade.
1997-Number 15 single.
Best Bit-At 2.48 Instrumental hits could be counted on the fingers of one hand in the 50s,60s,70s and 80s,but with the emergence of Electronic Dance Music in the 1990s lyricists couldn’t take there jobs for granted.
Da Hool is a German DJ and producer who was born Frank Tomicek.The Love Parade was a popular Electronic Dance music festival that originated in Berlin in 1989.It was held annually until in 2010 a crowd crush caused the deaths of 21 people with at least 500 others injured.The organizer of the event announced that no further Love Parades would be held and the festival was permanently cancelled.
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
854-The Cult-She Sells Sanctuary.
1985-Number 15 single
Best Bit-At 0.16 the anticipation builds from the quiet intro to that first bang on the drums.For even more anticipation check out the long version.
Billy Duffy explained how this unusual intro came about.’i found a violin bow and started to play the guitar with the bow.I did it to amuse Ian Astbury who was in the control room and in order to make it feel weirder i just hit every pedal i had on the pedal board’
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