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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
529-Simon & Garfunkel-Homeward Bound.
1966-Number 9 single.
Best Bit-At 1.40.It’s Widnes railway station’s claim to fame.
Widnes railway station is one of two stations where Paul Simon reputedly composed Homeward Bound the other being Ditton railway station,it was probably written in both and also elsewhere.
Simon was anticipating at that time the failure of his debut Album (Wednesday Morning 3 A.M.) and he was also missing his girlfriend Kathy Chitty.
Simon and Garfunkle (and then Simon alone) used to open all their concerts with Homeward Bound except for the ones in their hometown of New York,those always opened with ‘Mrs Robinson.’
‘But all my words come back to me in shades of mediocrity.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
530-Sam & Dave-Soul Man.
1967-Number 24 single.
Best Bit-At 0.09.If you ever wondered where the term ‘Soul’ music came from, now you know.
Sam Moore and Dave Prater (died 1988,) were active as a duo between 1961-1981.
Soul Man was written and produced by Isaac Hayes and David Porter with all the music played by the ‘Stax’ house band Booker T. & the MG’s (see best songs 906.)
Isaac Hayes spoke about the song,’I got the idea from watching on TV the riots in Detroit.It was said that if you put ‘Soul’ on the door of your business establishment,they wouldn’t burn it.Then the word ‘Soul,’it was a galvanising kind of thing for African Americans.’
It is said that The Blues Brothers,’John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd based their characters on Sam & Dave.
‘Coming to you on a dusty road good loving I got a truck load.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.

COMING NEXT THE BEST 530.

I’m the cream of the crop i rise to the top
i never eat a pig ’cause a pig is a cop
or better yet a Terminator,like Arnold Schwarzanegger
try to play me out like,as if my name was Sega
I’m coming to get ya I’m coming to get ya
spitting out lyrics,homie I’ll wet ya.

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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
531-Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo,Afrojack and Nayer-Give Me Everything.
2011-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 0.43.Don’t be a musical snob,enjoy the song for the fun it brings.
Give Me Everything gave Pitbull his first Number 1 single as a main artist,in 2010 he had topped the chart as a featured artist on the Jennifer Lopez song ‘On The Floor,'(see best songs 876.)
In August 2011 American actress Lindsay Lohan filed a lawsuit against the songs writers for referencing her name in the lyrics.A judge ruled that Pitbull’s use of her name was protected by the first amendment and that Lohan was barely even mentioned in the song.As a result Pitbull won the lawsuit.
‘So I’m tiptoein’ to keep it flowin’ I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
532-Ultravox-Vienna.
1981-Number 2 single.
Best Bit-At 3.28.It was an American vocalist putting on a silly Italian accent that kept this song from being a Number 1 single.
In 2012 the song was named the greatest ever single to peak at Number 2 in the UK in a poll carried out by BBC Radio 2 and the official Charts Company,(i have to disagree,i think that there are a few better which you will read about at a later date.)
Vienna was produced by Konrad Plank who had worked with Kraftwerk in the 1970s.The song was written by all four members of Ultravox.
Midge Ure who wrote the lyrics explained their meaning,’I wrote a song about a holiday romance,but in this very dark,ominous surrounding.’
‘The feeling has gone only you and I it means nothing to me.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
533-Rose Royce-Do Your Dance.
1977-Number 30 single.
Best Bit-At 1.50.Norman Whitfield was a genius when it came to R&B,Soul,Psychedelic Soul,Funk and Disco.
Norman Whitfield(May 12,1940-September 16,2008) started his career as a songwriter and producer at Tamla Motown records.He has written or co-written 61 UK and 92 US hit singles,already included in the countdown are ‘Just My Imagination'(see best songs 777,) ‘Papa Was A Rolling Stone‘(569) and ‘Which Way Is Up'(911.)
In 1975 Whitfield left Motown and set up his own record label,Whitfield Records.The labels biggest success was with Rose Royce and their female vocalist Gwen Dickey.’
Do Your Dance’ was taken from their critically acclaimed second Album ‘In Full Bloom,’the song was written and produced by Whitfield.
‘Well there’s a message for your body in this song.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
534-Evelyn Thomas-High Energy.
1984-Number 5 single.
Best Bit-At 2.15.You can’t get any higher than this-legally.
‘HI-NRG'(pronounced ‘high energy’) is a genre of uptempo disco or electronic dance music that originated in the United States during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s.
In 1977 Donna Summer was interviewed about her single ‘I Feel Love’ which was a mostly electronic,high tempo disco song,she said ‘this song became a hit because it has a high energy vibe.’
The song was co-written by Ian Levine and Fiachra Trench.Levine was one of people responsible for promoting ‘Northern Soul’ in the 1970’s and he also set up the ‘Motorcity’ record label.Trench is credited with the string arrangements on the songs ‘I Don’t Like Mondays’ and ‘Fairytale Of New York.’
‘All of the gold that’s in Fort Knox couldn’t buy this happiness.’
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★ Evelyn Thomas ★ High Energy ★ [1984] ★ “High Energy” ★
One of the first HiNRG Songs to be Released, this is one of the greatest Dance Songs of that…

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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
535-The Mills Brothers-You always Hurt The One You Love.
1944-Has never charted in the UK.There was no UK chart until 1952.
Best Bit-At 1.16.Some song titles become so famous that they actually become a cliche.
The Mills Brothers were originally composed of four brothers,John,Herbert,Harry and Donald,between 1931-1968 they achieved 63 top 40 Billboard singles.
‘You Always Hurt The One You Love’ was co-written by Allan Roberts and Doris Fisher,together they also wrote ‘That Ole Devil Called Love’ and ‘Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall.'(see best songs 702.)
Doris Fisher was the daughter of noted songwriter Fred Fisher,together they wrote ‘Whispering Grass’ in 1940,the song when recorded by Windsor Davis and Don Estelle topped the UK chart in 1975.
‘You always break the kindest heart with a hasty word you can’t recall.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER
536-Neil Diamond-Forever In Blue Jeans.
1979-Number 16 single.
Best Bit-At 1.28.As the song says,’Money Can’t Buy Me Love.’
Neil Diamond has sold over 100 million records worldwide,making him one of the best selling musicians of all time.
Forever In Blue Jeans was co-written by Diamond and his long time touring guitarist Richard Bennett.
Bennett performed with Diamond between 1977-1994 and since then with Mark Knopfler,Bennett played lead guitar on The Bellamy Brothers Billboard Number 1 Let Your Love Flow in 1975,(see best songs 923.)
Neil Diamond said of the songs meaning,’the simple things are really the important things.’
‘Money talks but it don’t sing and dance and it don’t walk.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
537-UB40-Kingston Town.
1990-Number 4 single.
Best Bit-At 0.08.Kingston is actually a city,not a town.
UB40 have achieved three UK Number 1 singles all of which are cover versions.Kingston Town was also a cover,it was originally written and recorded by Lord Creator(born Kentrick Patrick) in 1970 and UB40 recorded the song for their 1990 Album ‘Labour Of Love 2.’
It was in France where the song had it’s greatest success,spending three weeks at Number 1 and at the current time of writing is the 426th best selling single of all time in that country.
‘The night seems to fade but the moonlight lingers on there are wonders for everyone.’
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