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The 1000 best songs in the word ever.
706-Johnny Mathis-Misty.
1960-Number 12 single.
Best Bit-At 0.52 The sound of 1000 violins beginning to play.
‘Misty’ is a Jazz standard written in 1954 by the pianist Erroll Garner.The song was originally recorded as an instrumental and after hearing it Mathis said he would love to sing it if lyrics could be added.Johnny Burke who is widely regarded as one of the finest writers of popular songs in America between the 1920s and 1950s provided the lyrics.
‘Look at me I’m as helpless as a kitten up a tree.’
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
707-Ramones-Don’t Come close.
1978- Number 39 single.
Best Bit-At 0.01 ‘1.2.3.4!’
The Ramones were a Punk Rock band that formed in 1974.They are often cited as the first band to define the Punk Rock sound.The band name came from ‘Paul Ramon,’which was a fake name Paul McCartney used when touring with The Beatles in Scotland in 1960.None of the original line up of the Ramones (Joey,Johnny,Dee Dee and Tommy) are still alive.
‘You know it’s generally known you got everything at home.’
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You know it’s generally known You got everything at home Kisses out of desperation Bring you more aggravation And you don’t come close You don’t come close Y…
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
708-Jeannie C. Riley-Harper Valley P.T.A.
1968- Number 12 single.
Best Bit-At 0.40 Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.
The song was written by Tom T. Hall who is known to fans as ‘The Storyteller,’ thanks to his storytelling skills in his songwriting.The song was the inspiration for a 1978 film based on the lyrics and also a short lived 1981 television series.The success of the record meant that Jeannie C. Riley became the first female artist to top both the Billboard Hot 100 and the U.S.Country singles charts with the same song.
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Jeanne Riley had cut a demo record for one of her songwriter friends, Royce Clark called “The Old Town Drunk.” It was a sarcastic ballad of the old drunk tha…
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
709-Cliff Richard and The Drifters-Move It.
1958-Number 2 single.
Best Bit-At 1.16 John Lennon said ‘Before Cliff and The Shadows,there had been nothing worth listening to in British music.’
The song is recognized by many critics as the first genuine British classic Rock record.It was written by Ian Samwell who was a guitarist with Richard’s backing band The Drifters who were later to become The Shadows.
‘The rhythm that gets into your heart and soul well let me tell you baby it’s called Rock N Roll.’
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
710-R.E.M-It’s The End Of The World As We Know It(And I Feel Fine.)
1987-Did not chart.When re-released in 1991 reached Number 39.
Best Bit-At 2.25 Michael Stipe could have been a Rapper the way he ‘spits’ those rhymes.
Michael Stipe has stated that some of the songs lyrics were taken from his dreams,while others are just random thoughts.R.E.M guitarist Peter Buck said the song was influenced by Bob Dylan’s Subterranean Homesick Blues'(see best songs 792.)
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Music video by R.E.M. performing It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) (2003 Digital Remaster).
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COMING NEXT THE BIG 710.

A long long time ago i can still remember how that music used to make me smile and i knew if i had my chance that i could make those people dance and maybe they’d be happy for a while.
But February made me shiver with every paper I’d deliver
bad news on the doorstep i couldn’t take one more step.

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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
711-The Real Roxanne-Bang Zoom(Lets Go.)
1986-Number 11 single.
Best Bit-At 1.29 Good old,’Old Skool,’lots of attitude but no profanities,Nicki Minaj take note.
The Real Roxanne(born Adelaida Martinez) is an American Hip Hop artist.In the 1980s she,Roxanne Shante and others were engaged in the ‘Roxanne Wars,’a series of answer records inspired by UTFO’s song ‘Roxanne Roxanne.’On this song she teamed up with British born music producer Howie T who in the 1990s had his greatest success with the band Color Me Badd.
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
712-Otis Redding-(Sittin’ On)The Dock Of The Bay.
1968-Number 3 single.
Best Bit-At 2.21 The most famous whistling song in the world ever.
Otis Redding died in a plane crash on December 10th,1967.a month before this song was released and three days after he recorded it.The song went on to become the first ever posthumous Number 1 single on Billboard.The whistling is not provided by Redding, it is performed by Samuel Taylor Jr a prolific musician and songwriter..

Watch the official video for (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay by Otis Redding. The video features video clips and photos of Otis Redding in the prime of his …
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
713-Herbie Hancock-I Thought It Was You.
1978-Number 15 single.
Best Bit-At 5.10 That’s why the 12inch single was invented,so that we can enjoy the next 3.54 seconds.
Herbie Hancock is one of Jazz music’s most respected artists,his early 1960s compositions include ‘Cantaloupe Island’ and ‘Watermelon Man’. In 1978 he recorded the Album ‘Sunlight’ which fuses Jazz with Funk and I Thought It Was You is one of the best known songs of the Jazz-Funk genre.
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Herbie Hancock – I Thought It Was You From “Sunlight” 1978 Herbie Hancock -Keyboards, Synthesizer, Rhodes Paul Jackson – Electric Bass Harvey Mason – Drums T…
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
714-Sidney Samson-Riverside.
2010-Number 2 single.
Best Bit-At 1.34. A dislike of Middlesborough Football Club is very evident here.
The Riverside Motherf….. proclamation is the voice of Tupac Shakur sampled from the 1992 film ‘Juice'(playtime 1.10.25.)
Sidney Samson is a Dutch music producer,to date he has released twenty-six singles as lead artist and a further three as a featured artist.He is married to Eva Simons who was the vocalist on Will.i.am’s 2012 UK Number 1’This Is Love.’He has remixed songs for the likes of Kylie Minogue and David Guetta.Riverside became a hit in the UK after vocals from American Hip Hop group Wizard Sleeve were added.
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