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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
588-The Crusaders-Street Life.
1979-Number 5 single.
Best Bit-At 1.27.Randy Crawford’s vocal intro is amazing and then to top it all off comes those talented musicians.
The Crusaders formed in 1961 originally calling themselves ‘The Jazz Crusaders.’The line up consisted of Joe Sample (piano),Stix Hooper (drums),Wilton Felder (saxophone) and Wayne Henderson (trombone.)
In 1971 they changed their name to The Crusaders and adopted a Jazz Funk style.The bands commercial peak occurred in 1979 with the release of the Album ‘Street Life,’with guest vocals on the title track from Randy Crawford.
Street Life was written by Joe Sample with lyrics by Will Jennings,who also wrote the lyrics for ‘My Heart Will Go On,’the ‘Love Theme From Titanic.’
‘You let the people see just who you wanna be and every night you sang just like a superstar.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
589-Sly & The Family Stone-Dance To The Music.
1967-Number 7 single.
Best Bit-At 1.30.So many talented musicians,the best ones make the job appear easy.
None of the band members particularly liked ‘Dance To The Music,’they were pressurized into recording a more commercial sound at the insistence of their record label.However it did what it was supposed to do,bringing the band into the Pop consciousness.
Sly & The Family Stone are one of the most influential bands of the late 1960’s,influencing the sound of subsequent American Funk,Soul and Hip-Hop music.
‘Cynthia and Jerry got a message that’s sayin’ all the squares go home.’
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Music video by Sly & The Family Stone performing Dance To The Music. (P) Originally released 1968. All rights reserved by Epic Records, a division of Sony Mu…
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
590-Pluto Shervington-Dat.
1975-Number 6 single.
Best Bit-At 0.12.and you thought shopping at Tesco was stressful.
Leighton Shervington is a Reggae musician,singer,engineer and producer born in Kingston Jamaica in 1950.
He has charted twice in the UK,his other hit being in 1982 when ‘Your Honour’ peaked at Number 19.
‘Dat’ is about a Rastafarian trying to buy pork (pork is not allowed in the Rastafarian religion) in order to keep his shopping bill down so that he can afford ‘to buy a little weed.’
‘Hush your mouth man,me brethren hear,sell i a pound of dat t’ing there.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.

COMING NEXT THE BEST 590.

Didn’t know what time it was and the lights were low
I leaned back on my radio
some cat was layin’ down some get it on Rock ‘N’ Roll,he said.
Then the loud sound did seem to fade
came back like a slow voice on a wave of phase haze
that weren’t no DJ. that was hazy cosmic jive.

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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
591-Coati Mundi featuring Kid Creole and the Coconuts-Que Pasa/Me No Pop I.
1980-Number 32 single.
Best Bit-At 2.24.Here comes the bitchin’.
Coati Mundi and Kid Creole frontman August Darnell were both members of 1970s disco outfit Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band who had success in 1976 when their song ‘Cherche La Femme’ reached Number 26 on Billboard.
In 1980 Mundi and Darnell formed Kid Creole and the Coconuts taking their name from the 1958 Elvis Presley film ‘King Creole.’
The original Coconuts,a trio of often skimpy-attired backing vocalists,were led by Darnell’s then-wife Adrina Kaegi,the Coconuts line up has changed personnel many times over the years.
‘Sure your love was there like a dandruff in my hair like pollution in the air like a fruit-fly on a pear.’
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A classic song by Coati Mundi Called “Que pasa/Me no pop I” Man, I love this song. I usually be on cloud 20 when I put this in rotation. lol (just being hone…
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THe 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
592-Manfred Mann-Semi Detached Suburban Mr James.
1966-Number 2 single
Best Bit-At 2.08.Nothing wrong with owning a semi detached,they are worth a lot of money.
Manfred Mann were formed in the early 1960s and took their name from their keyboard player.The group had two different lead singers,Paul Jones from 1962-1966 and Mike d’Abo from 1966 to 1969.
The very clever lyrics are told from the point of view of a lover spurned.He tries to convince her that she would find life with Mr James tedious and boring,where as with him it would be excitement and adventure.
‘So you think you will be happy taking doggie for a walk with your semi-detached suburban Mr James.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
593-The Sisters Of Mercy-Lucretia My Reflection.
1988-Number 20 single.
Best Bit-At 1.28.I’m not sure if it’s a compliment or not to have this song written about you.
The Sisters Of Mercy were formed in Leeds in 1980,the only constant member throughout has been singer/songwriter Andrew Eldritch.
The title of this song refers to Lucretia Borgia of the prominent Borgia family of the Italian Renaissance,who were notorious for their ruthless political tactics and alleged crimes.Eldritch wrote the song for band mate and bass player Patricia Morrison who Eldritch said ‘She always strikes me as a Lucretia type person.’
In 1996 Morrison by now a member of the Punk Rock band The Damned married their lead singer David Vanian.
‘I hear the roar of a big machine two worlds and in between,hot metal and methedrine,i hear empire down.’
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Music video by The Sisters of Mercy performing Lucretia My Reflection (C) 1987 Rhino

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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
594-Kurtis Blow-The Breaks.
1980-Number 47 single.
Best Bit-At 1.25. There’s no cussing on this ‘Old School Rap,’you can let your granny listen to it.
Kurtis Blow born Kurtis Walker in 1959 was the first Rapper to be signed to a major record label when Mercury records took him on board in 1980.
Kurtis Blow performed the song on ‘Soul Train,’whose host and creator Don Cornelius told the rapper after the performance,’It doesn’t make sense to old guys like me…I don’t understand why they love it so much.’
Cornelius was expressing how many of his generation felt about the emergence of Hip-Hop.
‘Clap your hands everybody if you got what it takes cause I’m Kurtis Blow and i want you to know that these are the breaks.’
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Clap your hands everybody If you got what it takes ‘Cause I’m Kurtis Blow and I want you to know That these are the breaks Breaks on a bus brakes on a car Br…
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
595-The Cranberries-Zombie.
1994-Number 14 single.
Best Bit-At. 0.13.When you know what the song is about it seems strange that a ‘Eurodance’ version of the song was made and reached Number 16 in the UK.
Zombie is a protest song inspired by the IRA bombing in Warrington,England on March 20th,1993.Two children,Jonathan Ball and Tim Parry,were killed.
The IRA (Irish Republican Party) is a militant group that was determined to remove British troops from Northern Island.On August 31st,1994,just a few weeks after the song was released,the IRA declared a ceasefire after 25 years of conflict.
The song was written and sung by Dolores O’Riordan who died on January 18th,2018.With the Cranberries she released seven studio Albums and a further two as a solo artist.
‘Another head hangs lowly child is slowly taken.’
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Best of The Cranberries: https://goo.gl/EGpVML Subscribe here: https://goo.gl/FXUeXQ Music video by The Cranberries performing Zombie. (C) 1994 The Island De…

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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
596-Muddy Waters-Hoochie Coochie Man.
1954-Has never charted in the UK.
Best Bit-At 0.53.I could tell you what a ‘Hoochie Coochie’ is,but it’s probably better you don’t know.
The song was written by prolific ‘Blues’ songwriter Willie Dixon in 1954,other ‘Blues’ classics he wrote include ‘Little Red Rooster’ and ‘I Just Wanna Make Love To You.’
Dixon’s songs went on to influence a generation of musicians worldwide.He was an important link between the ‘Blues’ and ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll,’ working with Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley.
Muddy Waters was also a great influence on future generations in the genres of Rock N Roll, Hard Rock,Folk Music,Jazz and Country Music.
‘On the seventh hour on the seventh day on the seventh month the seventh doctor say he was born for good luck.’
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Recorded in the year 1954 at Chess label. There is of course other versions of this classic blues here in YouTube, but they are all worth of listening. Muddy…

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