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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
374-The Smashing Pumpkins-1979.
1996-Number 16 single.
Best Bit-At 1.08.Billy Corgan once joked,’We wrote this song for Michael Jackson,but he found he couldn’t do the Moonwalk to it..’
The Smashing Pumpkins are an American Alternative Rock band from Chicago,Illinois.They formed in 1988 and split in 2000,but reformed in 2006,the one constant throughout has been co-founder Billy Corgan.
The song is about the transition out of youth into adulthood,knowing you are at an age where responsibilities are just around the corner,but not wanting to let go of your carefree youth yet.
‘And we don’t know just where our bones will rest,to dust I guess.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
375-Jimmy Bo Horne-Dance Across The Floor.
1978-Has never charted in the UK.
Best Bit-At 2.39.Just when you think the party’s over and it’s time to go home the DJ ‘drops a monster.’
If you are familiar with the work of KC and the Sunshine Band(see also best songs 893) then this song will already sound familiar.By 1979 Harry Casey and Richard Finch(this songs writers) of that band had already scored five Billboard Number 1’s, which leads you to think how big this song would have been had it been recorded by them instead.
Jimmy Horace Horne Jr. was born on September 28,1949 in West Beach,Florida,United States.Apart from this song he is also known for the disco song ‘Spank’ and the original version of ‘Gimme Some’ a UK hit for the band Brendan,also written by Casey and Finch.
In 2011 the song was sampled by CeeLo Green and Christina Aguilera under the title ‘Nasty’ for the ‘Burlesque’ film soundtrack,but was never used because they couldn’t get sample clearance in time.In 2014 Pixie Lott released her version of ‘Nasty’ peaking at Number 9 in the UK.
‘With your baby all night long doin’ the boogie to a funky song.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
376-Jack Jones-Wives and Lovers.
1963-Has never charted in the UK.
Best Bit-At 1.44.This is probably the most controversial song in the world ever.There are people out there who’s blood will be boiling at the very mention of it.
‘Wives and Lovers’ is a song of advice to married women,to stay attractive and attentive to their husbands(‘wives should always be lovers too,’) to avoid their husband’s straying with ‘girls at the office.’
In defence of the song it can also be sang by the wife to the husband.It can also be seen as a warning not to take each other for granted.
The song was written by the great song writing team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David(see also best songs 902-832-815-740 and 644) to promote the 1963 film ‘Wives and Lovers.’
Jack Jones was born on January 14,1938 in Los Angeles,California to the actor Allan Jones and the actress Irene Hervey. Perhaps his best known recording is the 1977 ‘Love Boat’ song which was the theme song to the American television series ‘The Love Boat.’He has been married six times.
‘Don’t think because there’s a ring on your finger you needn’t try anymore.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
377-Arthur Conley-Sweet Soul Music.
1967 Number 7 single.
Best Bit-At 1.17.This song name checks The Miracles,Lou Rawls,Sam & Dave,Wilson Pickett,Otis Redding and James Brown.If all of these artists don’t appear in this countdown at some point,then I need to have a serious word with myself.
Sweet Soul Music was written by Arthur Conley and Otis Redding(see also best songs 712,) it is based heavily on the Sam Cooke song ‘Yeah Man.’
J.W. Alexander who was Sam Cooke’s business partner successfully sued Conley and Redding and Cooke’s name was added to the songwriting credits.
Arthur Conley(January 4,1946-November 17,2003) was an American Soul singer,he achieved three Billboard top 40 singles of which ‘Sweet Soul Music’ was the most successful peaking at Number 2.
‘Spotlight on James Brown,y’all he’s the king of them all,y’all.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
378-Pet Shop Boys-Suburbia.
1986-Number 8 single.
Best Bit-At 1.16.For a period in the 1980’s Neil Tennant was assistant editor at ‘Smash Hits Magazine.’Artists would complain about their song revues if they were not favourable some saying ‘Let’s see if you can do better,’so he did.
The Pet Shop Boys(see also best songs 871) formed in 1981 when Neil Tennant met Chris Lowe in an electronics shop on Kings Road in Chelsea,London,they took the bands name from friends who owned a pet shop.
They have sold 50 million records worldwide and are the most successful duo in UK music history having achieved 42 top 40 singles of which 22 have made the top 10 and 4 have reached Number 1.
Suburbia was inspired by the Penelope Spheeris 1984 film of the same name which depicts the violence and squalor in the suburbs of Los Angeles,the Brixton riots of 1981 and 1985 were also an inspiration.
‘I only wanted something else to do but hang around.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
379-Slipknot-Psychosocial.
2008-Number 67 single.
Best Bit-At 0.24.Frank Sinatra once said ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll is the most brutal,ugly,desperate,vicious form of expression it has been my misfortune to hear.’I wonder what he would have made of Alternative Metal?
Slipknot are a Heavy Metal band from Des Moines,Iowa.They have been active since 1995 going through many different band member changes.The only founding member in the current line up is Shawn Crahan.
The band are known for their energetic and chaotic live shows,which have included headbanging,stage diving and fighting each other.The band also perform wearing unique individual face masks and matching uniforms,normally jumpsuits.
‘Psychosocial’ is open to interpretation but is probably an anti war song.It also warns us not to be so materialistic and if we don’t look out for each other,one day we will all face the terrible consequences.
‘Go drill your deserts go dig your graves then fill your mouth with all the money you will save.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
380-Tina Charles-I Love To Love(But My Baby Loves To Dance.)
1976-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 2.29.The dilemma is she loves to love but he just loves to dance,if only they could multitask.
‘I Love To Love’ was written by Jack Robinson and the late James Bolden. Another significant song of Robinson’s was ‘Dancing In The Moonlight’ a 1972 Billboard Number 13 single for American Rock group King Harvest and later covered by English band Toploader in 2000.
The song is notable for being produced by Indian born Biddu Appaiah considered one of the pioneers of Disco.This song gave him a second UK Number 1 as a producer as he also produced ‘Kung Fu Fighting’ for Carl Douglas in 1974.
Tina Charles achieved seven top 40 UK singles,she also sang lead vocal on the 1975 Number 4 single for 5000 Volts.’I’m On Fire.’and backing vocals on Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel’s 1975 UK Number 1 Make Me Smile(Come Up and See Me.)
‘The minute the band begins to swing it he’s on his feet to dig it.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.

COMING NEXT THE BEST 380.

It’s just gone noon half past monsoon
On the banks of the river Nile
Here comes the boat only half afloat
Oarsman grins a toothless smile
Only just one more to the desolate shore
Last boat along the river Nile

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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
381-Bo Diddley-Bo Diddley.
1955-Has never charted in the UK.
Best Bit-At 1.07.If songs were just evaluated on their influence on future generations then this would be in the top 20.
The song is rhythmically similar to the African/American style of dance known as the ‘Juba Dance,’or ‘Hambone.’It involves stomping as well as slapping and patting arms,legs,chest and cheeks,it was originally brought over by Kongo slaves to Charleston,South Carolina.
This combination of African rhythms and Rock ‘N’ Roll was a true innovation and is often called ‘A Bo Diddley Beat.’The Bo Diddley ‘riff” can be heard in such songs as ‘Not Fade Away'(Buddy Holly) ‘Willie And The Hand Jive'(Johnny Otis Show) and ‘Faith'(George Michael.)
Bo Diddley was born Ellas McDaniel, December 30,1928 and died June 2,2008,he played a key role in the transformation from the ‘Blues’ to ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll.’He influenced many artists including The Beatles,The Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley.
‘Bo Diddley bought his babe a diamond ring,if that diamond ring don’t shine he going to take it to a private eye.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
382-The Isley Brothers-That Lady,Parts 1& 2.
1973-Number 14 single.
Best Bit-At 2.20.The Isley Brothers(see also best songs 823) are the only act to have achieved a hit single on the Billboard top 100 singles in every decade from the 1950’s through to the 00’s,hitting the top 50 at least once every time.
The song was first recorded in a different format back in 1964 by the original line up of Rudolph,Ronald and O’kelly Isley.
By 1973 the band had expanded to six with the inclusion of brothers Ernie and Marvin and brother in law Chris Jasper.
Ernie Isley had become an accomplished guitarist,inspired by Jimi Hendrix and along with Jasper who re-wrote the original instrumental for this song it was transformed.
That Lady appears on their 1973 Album 3+3,which is the original 3 members and the new 3 members officially joining forces for the first time.
‘Hear me callin’ out to you ’cause that’s all that I can do.’
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