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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER

COMING NEXT THE BIG 620

You’ve got to hold and give
but do it at the right time
you can be slow or fast
but you must get to the line
they’ll always hit you and hurt you
defend and attack
there’s only one way to beat them
get round the back
catch me if you can
’cause I’m the England man
and what your looking at
is the master plan

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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
621-The Byrds-All I Really Want To Do.
1965-Number 4 single.
Best Bit-At 0.20.Using the lyrics of the legendary Bob Dylan and heavily influenced by the harmonies of the Beach Boys and arranged in a ‘Beatlesque’ manner,Country Rock had arrived.
The Byrds formed in 1964 in Los Angeles,the original line up was David Crosby,Gene Clark,Michael Clark,Chris Hillman and Roger McGuinn.
This song was their second hit single and like the first one ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’ it was a cover of a Bob Dylan song.
The Byrds play a very important part in the development of modern music as they were pivotal in originating the musical styles of Folk Rock,Psychedelic Rock and Country Rock.
‘I ain’t lookin’ to compete with you beat or cheat or mistreat you.’
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The Byrds – All I Really Want To Do Studio version Bob Dylan Cover
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
622-Fleetwood Mac-Everywhere.
1988-Number 4 single.Re-entered the chart on downloads in 2015 reaching Number 15.
Best Bit-At 0.01.Christine McVie’s lyrics are straight to the point,she would like two to ‘Tango-In The Night.’
The song was written and sung by Christine McVie who is known for her direct but poignant lyrics,which concentrate on love and relationships.’Everywhere’ was probably written about her second husband Eddy Quintela who she married in 1986.
In 1968 while still a member of Blues band Chicken Shack she married John McVie the bass player with Fleetwood Mac.With Chicken Shack and using her maiden name of Christine Perfect she sang lead vocals on their only UK hit single”I’d Rather Go Blind’ which reached Number 14 in 1969.
‘Something’s happening,happening to me my friends say I’m acting peculiarly.’
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Fleetwood Mac – Everywhere Label: WEA 1987 Written: Christine McVie Producer: Lindsey Buckingham, Richard Dashut
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
623-Hole-Celebrity Skin.
1998-Number 19 single.
Best bit-At 1.01.Ignore all that 1990s media rubbish you were force fed about who represented ‘Girl Power,’Courtney Love was the real deal.
Celebrity Skin is the title track of Hole’s third Album released in 1998.It represented a departure from their first two records which were more aggressive in melody and less lyrically restrained The song was co-written by the bands founders Courtney Love and Eric Erlandson and was assisted by The Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan who wrote the songs main guitar riff.The song tells of the futility of celebrity and fame and is anti Hollywood.
‘When i wake up in my makeup have you ever felt so used up as this.’
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Music video by Hole performing Celebrity Skin. (C) 1998 UMG Recordings, Inc.
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
624-Billie Holiday-Strange Fruit.
1939-Has never charted, there was no UK chart until 1952.
Best Bit-At 0.20.’The Lady Sings The Blues.’
The lyrics were written as a poem in 1937 by a white,Jewish schoolteacher and union activist from New York City named Abel Meeropol,who was outraged after seeing a photograph of a horrific lynching in a civil rights magazine.The photo was a shot of two black men hanging from a tree after they had been lynched in Marion,Indiana,the two men are the ‘Strange Fruit.’
In 1939 while a performer at the first integrated venue in New York the ‘Cafe Society’ nightclub,the song was brought to the attention of Billie Holliday.As a performer this song was always the one she would finish on for the rest of her career.In 1999 ‘Time’ magazine voted this the ‘Song Of The Century.When the song first came out it was denounced by the same magazine as ‘A piece of musical propaganda.’
‘Here is a strange and bitter crop.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
625-Raspberries-Overnight Sensation(Hit Record.)
1974-Did not chart in the UK.
Best Bit-At 2.59 I would imagine that the first time i heard this track it sounded like this part of the song on my 1974 tinny AM radio.
Overnight Sensation was written by Raspberries lead vocalist Eric Carmen for their 4th and final Album ‘Starting Over.’Carmen went onto a very successful solo career with hits including ‘All By Myself’ and ‘Hungry Eyes’ from the Dirty Dancing soundtrack.
John Lennon a fan of the band was present at the recording of the Album and although not credited is rumored to have been involved in the mixing of ‘Overnight Sensation.’
An interesting fact that no one seems to have picked up on,Lennon was present for the recording of ‘Starting Over,’and in 1980 his final Album was called(Just Like)Starting Over.
‘I just want a hit record,yeah wanna hear it on the radio.’
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Track 1 from their album “Starting Over” (1974). Composed by Eric Carmen
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
626-Hamilton Bohannon-South African Man.
1974-Number 22 single.
Best Bit-At 0.50. If an alien came down to earth and asked me what ‘FUNK’ is,i would tell them ‘THIS IS!’
The only lyrics in the song are ‘South African man give me a helping hand,South African man help me if you can,South African man make it a better land.’,’the rest is just Funky music.
‘Hamilton Bohannon started his music career as the drummer in 13 year old Stevie Wonder’s touring band.
In 1967 he moved to Detroit and worked for Tamla Motown as touring musical arranger for such acts as Diana Ross,Marvin Gaye and Smokey Robinson.
He released his first solo Album ‘Stop And Go’ in 1973 and his final one in 1990 called ‘It’s Time To Jam,’in total he recorded 22 solo Albums.His only top 10 UK single was in 1976 when ‘Disco Stomp’ peaked at Number 6.
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
627-Rick Astley-Never Gonna Give You Up.
1987-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 2.16.The jewel in Stock, Aitken and Waterman’s crown.
Never Gonna Give You Up was the biggest selling single in the UK in 1987 spending five weeks at Number 1 and at this time of writing has sold just short of 1Million copies in the UK.
From the mid 1980s through till the early 1990s ‘SAW’ scored over 100 top 40 singles,selling 40 million records and earning an estimated £60 million.They have been involved with 13 Number 1 singles,the first one being ‘You Spin Me Round’ by Dead Or Alive and the last one being ‘Tears On My Pillow, for Kylie Minogue.Major artists who they have worked with include Debbie Harry,Donna Summer and Cliff Richard.
‘Never gonna give you up never gonna let you down never gonna run around and desert you.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
628-Bill Haley and His Comets-Rock Around The Clock.
1955-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 0.01 The end of the world as we know it.Teenage anarchy, Individuals gyrating in an unspeakable fashion.Rock Music had just been invented.
It may appear very tame by today’s standards but back in 1955 this was Punk Rock,Thrash Metal and Happy Hardcore all rolled into one.
Rock Around The Clock was written back in 1952 by James E.Myers and Max C.Freedman with Bill Haley in mind,but due to contractual reasons at the time with his record label he was unable to record it.
The song was first recorded by Sonny Dae and His Knights in 1953.When Haley was finally free to record the song it charted at a respectable Number 13 in 1954 in the UK.It wasn’t until it was chosen for the opening scenes in the Hollywood Movie ‘Blackboard Jungle’ in 1954 that it took off In theaters. The music led to a large teenage audience and their exuberant response to it sometimes overflowed into violence and vandalism at screenings.The film has been seen as marking the start of a period of visible teenage rebellion in the later half of the 20th Century.
‘One,two,three O’clock,four O’clock rock.’
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1954年に「ロック・アラウンド・ザ・クロック」を発表。映画「暴力教室」のオープニングに使用され、1955年のビルボードチャートで8週連続1位という大ヒットを記録する。
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
629-The Band-The Weight.
1968-Number 21 single.
Best Bit-At 0.11.From the lyrics of this song is where Scottish Rock group Nazareth took their name from.If you ever get asked the question in a pub quiz you’ll be glad you read it here.
The Band was a Canadian/American Rock group consisting of Rick Danko,Garth Hudson,Richard Manuel, Robbie Robertson and Levon Helm who formed in 1958.Between 1965-1967 they toured as Bob Dylan’s backing group and recorded three Albums with Dylan including ‘The Basement Tapes.’
The Weight tells the story of a man who visits Nazareth,Pennsylvania and is asked by his friend Annie to visit several of her friends.’The Weight’ is the responsibility he has been given to check on all these people who are strangers.The characters in the song were based on real people the band new,for example ‘Crazy Chester’ was an eccentric character who used to go watch The Band play.
‘Take a load off Fanny,take a load for free.Take a load off Fanny and you put the load right on me.’
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Noticed that the non-live version of this song wasn’t on youtube.. Lyrics: I pulled into Nazareth, was feelin’ about half past dead I just need some place wh…