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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.

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I try to discover a little something to make me sweeter
Oh baby refrain from breaking my heart
I’m so in love with you,I’ll be forever blue
That you gimme no reason
Why you make-a-me work so hard

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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
261-Depeche Mode-Everything Counts.
1983-Number 6 single.
Best Bit-At 0.50.In order to embrace this theme of everything counts in large amounts I have posted the long version.
After the release of Depeche Mode’s debut Album ‘Speak & Spell’ in 1981 the bands main songwriter Vince Clark(see also best songs 700 and 451) left to form the duo Yazoo with Alison Moyet,this led to Martin Gore taking over the bulk of songwriting duties.As a result the bands music and lyrics significantly changed from Clarke’s light and commercial sound to Gore’s darker and moody music.
‘Everything Counts’ is taken from the bands third Album ‘Construction Time Again’ from 1983 and was written by Gore.The lyrics address the issue of corporate greed and corruption in Britain,as the chorus sings of ‘grabbing hands’ that ‘grab all they can.’
In 1989 Depeche Mode(see also best songs 968) released a live Album called ‘101,’ a live version of Everything Counts was released as a single and peaked at Number 22.
‘The turning point of a career in Korea being insincere.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
262-The Crystals-Da Doo Ron Ron.
1963-Number 5 single.
Best Bit-At 1.04.And after all you’re my Wonder-‘Wall Of Sound.’
Phil Spector(see also best songs 782 and 737) was born on December 26,1939 in The Bronx,New York,he is recognised as one of the most influential figures in Pop Music.His biggest achievement was in the development of music production which has become known as the ‘Wall Of Sound.’He would record songs with,for example an acoustic piano and then duplicate with an electric piano and a harpsichord,when mixed the three instruments would be indistinguishable to the listener.Additionally Spector incorporated an array of orchestral instruments such as strings,woodwind,brass and percussion,reverb from an echo chamber was also used for additional texture.
‘Da Doo Ron Ron’ was co-written by Spector and the husband and wife song writing team of Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich(see also best songs 820 and 331.)
The Crystals were an all girl group formed in New York in 1960 and remained active until 1968.
In 1977 American teen idol Shawn Cassidy who is the half brother of David took his version of ‘Da Doo Ron Ron’ to Number 1 on Billboard.
‘I met him on a Monday and my heart stood still,somebody told me that his name was Bill.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
263-Goo Goo Dolls-Iris.
1998-Number 50 single.It re-entered the chart in 1999 this time reaching Number 26.With the advent of downloads the song peaked at an all time high of Number 3 in 2011,it was also back in the chart again in 2013 reaching Number 12.
Best Bit-At 3.31.They took their name from an advertisement in ‘True Detective Magazine’ for a toy called a Goo Goo Doll,although I can’t find a picture of one anywhere.
The Goo Goo Dolls are an American Alternative Rock band formed in Buffalo,New York in 1986 by Johnny Rzeznik,Robby Takac and George Tutuska.
In 1997 Rzeznik was approached by the makers of the film ‘City Of Angels’ to write a song for the soundtrack. Rzeznik said ‘I was thinking about the situation of the Nicolas Cage character.This guy is completely willing to give up his own immortality,just to be able to feel something very human,that’s a pretty heavy thought.’
In 1999 the bands bass player Robbie Takac suggested that the name Iris was inspired by Country singer Iris DeMent.
In Greek mythology Iris was the winged God messenger who left her messages in a rainbow.
‘And I’d give up forever to touch you ’cause I know that you feel me somehow.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
264-Buddy Holly-True Love Ways.
1958-Not released until 1960,reaching Number 25.
Best Bit-At 0.12.The song was recorded at the last studio session by Buddy Holly,105 days before ‘The music died.’
Charles Hardin Holly(see also best songs 898) was born in
Lubbock,Texas,September 7,1936 and died in a plane crash near Clear Lake,Iowa in the early hours of February 3,1959 alongside fellow singers Ritchie Valens,The Big Bopper and pilot Roger Peterson.In his 1971 song American Pie Don McLean referred to the event as the day the music died.
Holly wrote True Love Ways for his wife Maria Elena Holly as a wedding gift,they had met in June 1958 and married on August 15,1958,they were married for less than six months.
Maria learned of her husbands death from the reports on the television,at the time she was pregnant,she suffered a miscarriage shortly after,reportedly due to psychological trauma.Following the miscarriage and the circumstances in which she was informed of his death a policy was later adopted by authorities not to disclose victims names until after their families have been informed.
‘Sometimes we’ll sigh sometimes we’ll cry and we’ll know why just you and I know true love ways.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
265-The Who-”5.15”
1973-Number 20 single.
Best Bit-At 0.33. Quadrophenia is a word made up by Pete Townsend,it is similar to schizophrenia but twice as bad.
Back in 1968 The Who released their first ‘Rock Opera’ Album Tommy(see also best songs 306) which was made in to a film in 1975,that story was based on fantasy.In 1973 Pete Townshend wrote the bands second Rock Opera which was released as a double Album called Quadrophenia.
This time the story was loosely based on the experiences of some of The Who’s fans(see also best songs 926) from the 1960’s.
Quadrophenia is about a group of rival gangs,The Mods and The Rockers.The story follows a young Mod called Jimmy and his realisation that being a Mod is not living up to the expectations he thought the lifestyle would.
The lyrics of ”5.15” describe Jimmy who is high on drugs travelling by train to Brighton.
Quadrophenia was made into a film in 1979 starring Phil Daniels as Jimmy.In 1994 Daniels narrated the verses and appeared in the video for Blur’s UK Number 10 single Parklife.
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
266-The Ink Spots-If I Didn’t Care.
1939-Has never charted.There was no UK chart until 1952.
Best Bit-At 2.01.Introducing the ‘Top & Bottom.’
In 1936 a 22 year old singer from Baltimore by the name of Bill Kenny(1914-1978) joined the R&B vocal group The Ink Spots(see also best songs 702) who had already been performing as a quartet since 1934.
In 1938 Kenny introduced the group to a new format that he called ‘Top & Bottom.’This format called for the tenor,either Kenny or fellow band mate Deek Wilson to sing the lead for one chorus,followed by a chorus performed by bass singer Hoppy Jones reciting the lyrics rather than singing them,this was known as ‘Talking Bass.’
‘If I Didn’t Care’ was written by Jack Laurence(see also best songs 274) and gave The Ink Spots their first hit on Billboard peaking at Number 2,even so it didn’t get to Number 1 it has sold over 19 million copies making it the 10th best selling song of all time.
‘Darlin’ if this isn’t love,then why do I thrill so much.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
267-Kanye West,Jay-Z and Big Sean-Clique.
2012-Number 22 single.
Best Bit-At 0.43.The songs title is very apt because its parent Album is a showcase for the artists on Kanye Wests record label.
(Please note before listening that this songs lyrics are very explicit.)
Back in 2004 Kanye West(see also best songs 849-636 and 477) founded the record label ‘Good Music'(Getting Out Our Dreams,) the first artists signed by the label were John Legend and the Rapper Common.As a promotional tool starting in 2010 West would release several tracks featuring himself and other members of the Good Music roster,in a free weekly giveaway known as ‘G.O.O.D. Fridays.’
In 2012 West released the Album ‘Kanye West Presents Good Music Cruel Summer,’ it is a compilation Album featuring only tracks recorded by Good Music artists.
‘Clique’has three verses written and rapped by Big Sean,West and Jay-Z,the song was produced by in house producer Chauncey Hollis Jr better known by his stage name Hit-Boy.The singing at the start of the song is provided by singer/songwriter James Fauntleroy who has also written songs for Rihanna,Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars.
‘My girl a superstar all from a home movie.Bow on our arrival,the Un-American idols.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
268-Billy Fury-In Summer.
1963-Number 5 single.
Best Bit-At 0.38.There have been some great songs written about the summer,(see also best songs 1000 and 643,) but without trying to tease you too much the best summer song in the world ever is still to come.
Billy Fury was born Robert Wycherley in Liverpool on the 17,April 1940 and died in London 28,January 1983.As a child he contracted Rheumatic fever which damaged his heart and ultimately contributed to his death.
Wycherley introduced himself to Britain’s first major ‘Rock and Pop’ manager Larry Parnes in 1958 who immediately took him under his wing and gave him his stage name Billy Fury.It has been suggested Fury’s rapid rise to fame was due in some part to his Elvis Presley influenced hip swivelling,and at times highly suggestive stage act.
Fury was one of the first British Rock ‘N’ Roll acts, competing with contemporaries such as Cliff Richard and Marty Wilde.
His 1960 Album ‘The Sound Of Fury’ on which he wrote all ten tracks has been described as ‘the best Rock N Roll Album to come out of England’s beat boom of the late 1950’s.’
‘Walking with the boys,talking with girls,laughing with the boys and kissing all the girls.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
269-Prince-Controversy.
1981-Did not chart in the UK until reissued in 1993 reaching Number 5.
Best Bit-At 5.29.Personally I am relieved that we are not nude,because I believe the majority of people look better with their clothes on.
Prince Rogers Nelson,(June 7,1958-April 21,2016) was born in Minneapolis,Minnesota,U.S.(see also best songs 884 and 487.)
‘Controversy’ was also the title of his forth studio Album released in 1981.
Prince wrote and produced the song as well as playing all the instruments,the female backing vocals are provided by Lisa Coleman.The song addresses speculation about Prince at that time,such as his sexuality,gender,religion and racial background and how he could not understand the curiosity surrounding him.Towards the middle of the song he recites the ‘Lords Prayer’ in full,which angered some who said it was blasphemous.probably adding even more- controversy.
‘I just can’t believe all the things people say,am I black or white am I straight or gay.’
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