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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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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
538-Meghan Trainor-All About That Bass.
2014-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 0.45.Lovin’ the ‘Phatt Bass.’
All About That Bass was the debut single from American singer/songwriter Meghan Trainor,it was co-written and produced by Kevin Kadish.The song is currently the 69th biggest selling song in Billboard history having spent 8 weeks at Number 1 in 2014.
Lyrically the song discusses positive thought of ones body image,challenging the stereotype person a magazine or other publication would publish as glamour.Trainor has received criticism in some quarters over the way she describes ‘skinny girls’ in the song.
‘Yeah my momma she told me don’t worry about your size she says boys like a little more booty to hold at night.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER
539-Neil Sedaka-Next Door To An Angel.
1962-Number 29 single.
Best Bit-At 2.09.There are worse things you could live next door to,how about Alice for instance.
This song was co-written by Sedaka and long term writing partner Howard Greenfield (March 15,1936-March 4,1986.) Together they were responsible for all of Sedaka’s big 60’s hits including Oh Carol,Breaking Up Is Hard To Do and Calendar Girl.
Their two most successful songs were made famous by other artists.The Captain And Tennille’s version of Love Will Keep Us Together was the biggest selling song in America in 1975 and Is This The Way To Amarillo sang by Tony Christie and featuring Peter Kay spent seven weeks at Number 1 in the UK in 2005,eventually becoming the third highest selling song of the 2000’s decade.
‘There’s a garden of Eden at the house next door to mine.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
540-Tom Tom Club-Wordy Rappinghood.
1981-Number 7 single.
Best Bit-At 1.44.Where would we be without words?
Every song would be an instrumental.
Tom Tom Club were formed in 1981 by husband and wife Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz,they were also one half of the critically renowned group Talking Heads who were on hiatus at the time.
The song questions the true value of words and shows how they can be manipulated.Part of the song uses the traditional Moroccan children’s song and game ‘A Ram Sam Sam.’
The song was released only a few months after Blondie’s Billboard Number 1 ‘Rapture,’which like Wordy Rappinghood was rapped by a white female vocalist and bared little resemblance to the Rap that was emerging from America at that time.
‘Eat your words but don’t go hungry words have always nearly hung me.’
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Classic “new wave”, electro-funk track from the Talking Heads stable which was ahead of it`s time. 1981 and still sounds fresh. I love you Ms Weymouth……….

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Look-a-here what’s all this
Never thought I’d do this before
but here i am a-knockin’ on her door
my cars out front and it’s all mine
just a 41 Ford,not a 59
I got that girl and I’m thinkin’ to myself
she’s sure fine lookin’ man
wow,she’s somethin’ else.

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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
541-Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway-Where Is The Love.
1972-Number 29 single.
Best Bit-At 1.27.Sometimes you wonder why such a great song only lasts 2.40,i guess you can always play it again.
Where Is The Love was written by Ralph MacDonald(March 15,1944-December 18,2011,) his other two famous songs are ‘Just The Two Of Us’ made famous by Bill Withers and ‘Calypso Breakdown’ which features on the soundtrack of ‘Saturday Night Fever.’
Donny Hathaway dueted many times with Roberta Flack during the course of his short career.Music critics rate him as one of the great innovators in Soul music.
In 1973 he was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia,he committed suicide in 1979 at the age of 33.
‘Where is the love you said you’d give to me soon as you were free.’
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One Of The Classiest Songs Of The Early ’70’s .. 1972.. :p