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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
447-John Paul Young-Love Is In The Air.
1978-Number 5 single.
Best Bit-At 2.47.Take a deep breath,inhale and enjoy yourself.
The song was written by George Young(no relation to John Paul Young)and Harry Vanda who had both been members of 1960’s Australian Rock band The Easybeats(see also best songs 939.)
John Paul Young was born in Scotland in 1950 and at the age of eleven emigrated to Australia with his family.His big break came when performing on Australia’s number one music show ‘Countdown,’the show’s producers were looking to make a star out of an unknown and he became one of the programmes presenters for the next thirteen years.
In 1992 the song was remixed and became popular again when used in Baz Luhrmann’s debut feature film ‘Strictly Ballroom.’
‘Love is in the air everywhere I look around.’
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Music from Australia and New Zealand in the year 1978: JPY’s promo-video for the hit single ‘Love Is In The Air’ (May, 1978), taken from the 1978…
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
448-Cola Boy-7 Ways To Love.
1991-Number 8 single.
Best Bit-At 2.13.This song is not an abbreviated version of the Karma Sutra.
Cola Boy was the side project of English Indie Pop band Saint Etienne. After performing in many nightclubs in the early 1990’s Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs the bands founding members knew they could make Euro Dance music that was popular at the time,but because they wanted to be taken seriously as a band thinking that this song might damage their reputation it was released under the pseudonym Cola Boy.
Because of contractual problems with their record label the bands vocalist Sarah Cracknell wasn’t aloud to perform so the voice you hear is that of ex Wham backing singer Janey Lee Grace.
Ironically this song turned out to be their biggest hit as Saint Etienne never managed a top ten single.
‘Seven ways to love(yeah.’)
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Sarah Cracknell (born 12 April 1967, Chelmsford, Essex) is an English pop singer who fronts the band Saint Etienne and is known for her light,…
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
449-Jackie Wilson-Reet Petite(The Finest Girl You Ever Want To Meet.)
1957-Number 6 single.When re-issued in 1986 it went to Number 1.
Best Bit-At 0.45.The song which helped finance Tamla Motown Records getting started.
One of the songs co-writers was Berry Gordy who founded Motown records and used royalties from the song to help set up the legendary label.
In 1986 the song was reissued following the showing of a clay animation video,using the song on the BBC2 series Arena.It proved so popular that the song re-entered the chart spending four weeks at Number 1 including being the Christmas Number 1 that year.
Jackie Wilson who had died three years earlier is recognised as one of the most influential performers of all time,those who have said they were influenced by his stage performances include Elvis Presley,Michael Jackson and James Brown.
‘Well,oh she’s my cutie my tutti frutti my heart my love my bathin’ beauty.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER

COMING NEXT THE BEST 450.

Yesterday,today was tomorrow
and tomorrow,today will be yesterday
so ring out the old ring in the new
ring out the false ring in the truth
ding-dong,ding-dong
ding-dong,ding-dong

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The 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
450-The Strokes-Last Nite.
2001-Number 14 single.
Best Bit-At 1.59.As I have said many times before and surely will again,nothing in Pop music is totally original,but when you can cherry pick from the past and add your own new ideas and come up with something so good,how can anyone complain.
Last Nite was written and sung by The Strokes co-founder Julian Casablancas.The songs opening guitar riff is similar to that of the Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers song American Girl.Petty found it refreshing when The Strokes openly admitted to using it.He invited them to be the opening act on many of his 2006 tour dates.
The song is about a guy who leaves his girlfriend after she tells him she feels upset because he doesn’t care about her.he then starts to question his decision.
‘Oh people they don’t understand,no girlfriends they don’t understand.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
451-Yazoo-Situation
1982-Not released as a single until the 1990 remix reached Number 14.
Best Bit-At 0.24.Alison Moyet isn’t famous for her joviality but her laughter taken from this song and sampled on the ‘Macarena’ helped it become the biggest selling song in the world in 1996.
Vince Clarke left Depeche Mode after writing one Album and three hit singles to start his next project with ex Punk Rock singer Genevieve Alison Jane Moyet.Together they recorded two Albums and had four top twenty singles.
Moyet went on to have a very successful solo career and Clarke formed his next short lived band ‘The Assembly’ before going on to be half of Erasure with Andy Bell(see best songs 700.)
As for what the lyrics to ‘Situation’ mean,-I haven’t got a clue.
‘Don’t mess around you bring me down how you get about don’t make a sound just move out.’
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The original and best mix ( in my opinion) on the B side of Only you from 1982. Quite hard to find in MP3 format, most versions available on itunes…
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
452-Marianne Faithfull-As Tears Go By.
1964-Number 9 single.
Best Bit-At 0.16.The first classic song jointly written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.
Up until they wrote this song the Rolling Stones(see also best songs 933 and 662) were mainly a band who covered Blues standards,but their manager Andrew Loog Oldham seeing the potential in them urged them to come up with something original.
Initially Jagger and Richards thought what they had written did not fit in with the ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll’ image the band was trying to portray,therefore the song was given to fellow label mate Marianne Faithfull who was also Jagger’s girlfriend at the time.
The Rolling Stones recorded the song themselves in 1965 for there Album ‘December’s Children(and Everybody’s.’) In the UK it was released as the ‘B’ side of their single ‘Nineteenth Nervous Breakdown,’while in North America it was given an ‘A’ side release and reached Number 6 on Billboard and Number 1 in Canada.
‘My riches can’t buy everything,I want to hear the children sing.’
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This song by the lovely looking “Marianne Faithfull” was released in 1964 and made number 9 here in the UK charts,this song was written by…
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
453-Limmie and Family Cookin’-You Can Do Magic.
1973-Number 3 single.
Best Bit-At 2.10.Some kids collected toy cars,some collected Barbie Dolls,I collected every 7inch single on the ‘AVCO’ record label…..probably a bit sad.
Limmie Snell(1945-1986) was a recording artist with Columbia records from the age of 11.In 1965 he recorded the original version of ‘Good Lovin” without success,a cover version by The Young Rascals went on to become a Billboard Number 1 in 1966.
Snell later formed Limmie and Family Cookin’ with two of his sisters,Martha and Jimmie.Together they achieved three top 40 UK singles,the other two were ‘Dreamboat’ reaching Number 31 and ‘A Walkin’ Miracle’ peaking at Number 6.
‘And I know how happy his clothes must be cause that’s how I feel when he’s close to me.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
454-Baauer-Harlem Shake.
2013-Number 3 single.
Best Bit-At 0.50.The song is called Harlem Shake,but has nothing to do with the original Harlem Shake dance moves.
The original Harlem Shake is a style of Hip-Hop dance and is characterised by jerky arm and shoulder movements in time to the music.The dance was created by Al B a resident of Harlem in 1981.
In 2012 New York music producer Harry Bauer Rodrigues put together this mainly instrumental song,in order for it to stand out he added a variety of peculiar sounds including a lions roar,some music critics viewed it as a novelty song.
It wasn’t until 2013 that the song took off helped by people posting their own dance moves to the song on platforms such as ‘You Tube.’Due to streaming recently at that time being introduced to the Billboard Hot 100 the amount of views the song was receiving helped it to stay at Number 1 for five consecutive weeks.
‘Con los terroristas.’
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The 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
455-Band Aid-Do They Know It’s Christmas.
1984-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 2.47.It seems awful to pick faults in such a good cause,but whose idea was it to get Bono to sing ‘Well tonight thank God it’s them instead of you.’
Bob Geldof who was lead singer of The Boomtown Rats(see also best songs 632) got the idea after watching a BBC documentary on famine in Ethiopia. Geldof wrote the lyrics and his long time friend Midge Ure of the band Ultravox(see also best songs 532) wrote the music.
Most of the song was recorded over a 24 hour period on Sunday November 25,1984 after Geldof had been in touch with all of the biggest Pop stars of the day,nearly all accepted with only three according to Geldof saying no.
The single raised in excess of $14million for famine relief in Africa. Geldof is Irish so he cannot be knighted,but he did receive a KBE which is the equivalent and the reason he is affectionately known as Sir Bob.
‘Here’s to them underneath that burning sun.’
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Do they Know it’s Christmas ~ Band Aid 1984 Probably the most important music video to be made in the last 40 years. Just as…