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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
641-Sonic Youth-Bull In The Heather.
1994-Number 24 single.
Best Bit-At 0.15.The best song ever written about a racehorse.
Singer and bassist Kim Gordon who was five months pregnant when recording this video explained what the song is about.’Using passiveness as a form of rebellion-like,I’m not going to participate in your male dominated culture,so I’m just going to be passive.’
Bob Nastanovich who is a member of American Indie Rock Band Pavement and big horse racing fan had told Kim Gordon about a horse called Bull In The Heather who had won at big odds.In the context of the song the horse’s odds probably represent coming out on top even when the odds are against you.
‘Betting on the bull in the heather.’
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Music video by Sonic Youth performing Bull In The Heather. (C) 2004 Geffen Records
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
642-The Osmonds-Crazy Horses.
1972-Number 2 single.
Best Bit-At 1.29 Don’t laugh, but if The Osmonds had taken a different path could they have been a great Rock band?
Singer Merrill Osmond said of the song,’We were rehearsing in a basement one day when Wayne started playing this heavy rock riff.I came up with the melody and Alan got the chords.’
The song’s subject was way ahead of it’s time.It’s a song about the environment,those ‘Crazy Horses,smoking up the sky’ are gas- guzzling cars,destroying the planet with their fumes.
‘What a show there they go smokin’ up the sky yeah.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
643-DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince-Summertime.
1991-Number 8 single.
Best Bit-At 0.07.Unlike the majority of Rappers,you will never need a Parental Advisory Label on one of Will Smith’s records.
Will Smith (The Fresh Prince) and DJ Jazzy Jeff (Jeff Townes) were first introduced to each other in 1985.Together they released five studio Albums and seventeen singles,including the UK Number 1 ‘Boom! Shake The Room.’
Summertime samples Kool And The Gang’s 1974 song Summer Madness.The last line of Summertime as rapped by Will Smith is ‘And this is the definition of summer madness,’in recognition of the original version.
‘Two miles an hour so everybody sees you.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
644-Aretha Franklin-I Say A Little Prayer.
1968-Number 4 single.
Best Bit-At 2.02. As Green Gartside said,’Each time i go to bed i pray like Aretha Franklin.’
I Say A Little Prayer is one of many classic songs written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David,intended by lyricist Hal David to convey a woman’s concern for her man who’s serving in the Vietnam War.
The song was originally recorded by Dionne Warwick and peaked at Number 4 on Billboard in 1967.The Aretha Franklin version features ‘The Sweet Inspirations’ on backing vocals and it is this version which charted in the UK.
‘The moment i wake up before i put on my makeup.’
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Lyrics: The moment I wake up Before I put on my makeup I say a little pray for you While combing my hair now, And wondering what dress to wear now, I say a l…
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645-Armand Van Helden-The Funk Phenomena.
1996-Number 38 single.
Best Bit-At 0.17. The start of Rapper Redman becoming slightly,but adictivally repetitive.
Armand Van Helden is an American record producer,re-mixer and songwriter,he has been involved with three UK Number 1s.It was his remix of Professional Widow for Tori Amos(1996,) that took the song all the way to the top and in 2009 he co-wrote and produced ‘Bonkers’ to give Dizzee Rascal his second chart topper.In 1999 under his own name he reached Number 1 with ‘U Don’t Know Me.’
The Funk Phenomena samples three songs,’How High’ by Redman and Method Man.’Who Is He’ by Creative Source and ‘Don’t Throw My Love Around’ by Cooly’s Hot Box.
‘The funk phenomena.’
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“The Funk Phenomena” is a single from Armand Van Helden’s debut studio album Old School Junkies: The Album (1996). The song uses samples from “How High” by M…
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
646-Paul McCartney and Wings-Juniors Farm.
1974-Number 16 single.
Best Bit-At 3.56. Make your own mind up what the song is about,but it’s probably about drugs,the state of the economy and America’s disgraced President Nixon.
While recording in Nashville Paul McCartney and the band Wings stayed at the ‘Lebanon,’Tennessee farm of Curly Putman Junior,which accounts for the song’s title.Putman (November 20,1930-October 30,2016) was an American Country and Western singer/songwriter.His two best know song’s in the UK are ‘D-I-V-O-R-C-E’ a Number 12 hit for Tammy Wynette and the classic ‘Green Green Grass Of Home'(see best songs 964) a Number 1 single for Tom Jones.
‘Olly Hardy should have had more sense he bought a gee-gee and he jumped the fence.’
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UK hit 1974 peaked at No.16, 10 weeks on chart
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
647-Van Halen-Jump.
1984-Number 7 single.
Best Bit-At 3.34.We’ve already enjoyed a kickass guitar solo and a kickass keyboard solo and now hidden away right at the end of the song a guitar riff to die for.
The guitar riff wasn’t wasted because in 1991 Van Halen used it again to form the basis for their Billboard top 30 single ‘Top Of The World.’The synthesizer used on ‘Jump’ was a point of contention in the band,Eddie Van Halen wanted to use it,but David Lee Roth thought it would look like they were selling out to get more radio play.Using a synthesizer instead of a guitar as the lead instrument was a huge departure for Van Halen,this ultimately led to Roth leaving the band.
‘Ah,can’t you see me standin’ here i got my back against the record machine.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
648-The O’Jays-Love Train.
1973-Number 9 single.
Best Bit-At 0.55 While appearing on the legendary American music television programme ‘Soul Train’ The O’Jays were asked if the song was inspired by ‘Soul Train,’they replied ‘yes’ but of course they were just being nice.
Another Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff Philadelphia records classic,(T.S.O.P.) The O’Jays originally formed while still at high school back in 1958 taking there name in tribute to Cleveland radio disc jockey ‘Eddie O’Jay,’ but it wasn’t until 1972 when signing with the Philadelphia International record label that they achieved their great success.
Love Train calls for unity and world peace,mentioning England,Russia,China,Egypt,Israel and Africa.
‘People all over the world(everybody) join hands start a love train.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
649-Slade-Cum On Feel The Noize.
1973-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 0.01 Three very noizy baby’s.
The song’s introduction of Noddy Holder shouting ‘baby baby baby’ had just been a microphone test and was not intended for the finished recording.
In the 1970s Slade tried and failed to be a success in the States.It wasn’t until American Rock band Quiet Riot covered ‘Cum On Feel The Noize’ in 1983,taking the song to Number 5 on Billboard and selling over 1 Million copies that Slade received recognition and finally achieved a top 20 single with ‘Run Runaway’ in 1984.
‘And you say i got a dirty mind,well I’m a mean go getter.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
650-The Four Tops-Reach Out I’ll Be There.
1966-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 2.37 The ad lib ‘Just look over your shoulder.’
The Four Tops signature song and all of Motown’s ‘A’ team play a part.The song was written and produced by Motown’s main production team,Holland,Dozier and Holland.The music was played by Motown’s in house band ‘The Funk Brothers’ and female backing vocals are those of ‘The Andantes’ who appeared unaccredited on many Motown hits.
‘Just look over your shoulder’ was never written as part of the song but when Levi Stubbs was doing his vocal he just came out with it.Holland,Dozier and Holland liked it so much they decided to leave it in.
‘Now if you feel that you can’t go on because all of your hope is gone.’
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What are the best songs in the world ever?The countdown continues tomorrow.