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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
512-Jefferson Airplane-White Rabbit.
1967-Did not chart in the UK-In 1987 it did chart peaking at Number 94.
Best Bit-At 2.14.A quote from Grace Slick,’All Rock-and-Rollers over the age of 50 look stupid and should retire.’
Although the song refers to drugs many times,a school of thought suggests that it is also a protest song against the Vietnam War.
White Rabbit was written in late 1965 or early 1966 by Grace Slick,it uses imagery found in the books of Lewis Carroll’s 1865 ‘Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland’ and it’s 1871 sequel ‘Through The Looking Glass.’
Slick said of the song,’White Rabbit is about following your curiosity,the White Rabbit is your curiosity.’
‘Remember what the dormouse said,feed your head,feed your head.’
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Lyrics: One pill makes you larger And one pill makes you small, And the ones that mother gives you Don’t do anything at all. Go ask Alice When…
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
513-Roni Size and Reprazent-Brown Paper Bag.
1997-Number 20 single.
Best Bit-At 1.12.Let the Drum and Bass commence.
Drum and Bass is a genre and branch of electronic music which emerged from Rave and Jungle music in the early 1990’s.
Roni Size was born in Bristol in 1968,he is a record producer who in 1997 formed the Drum and Bass collective known as ‘Reprazent.’Together they recorded the Mercury Prize winning Album,New Forms which features the original full length version of Brown Paper Bag.
‘Step to the rhythm made out of brown paper,sounds entering of a different nature.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
514-Tavares-Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel.
1976-Number 4 single.
Best Bit-At 0.24.It may have a corny title,but a song of this quality can be forgiven that.
The Tavares brothers are Ralph,Arthur,Antone,Feliciano and Perry,they were born and raised in Providcence,Rhode Island,United States.
They had their first success in 1974 with a cover of the Hall & Oates song ‘She’s Gone'(see best songs 881) which reached Number 1 on the Billboard R&B chart.
In 1975 they turned their hand to Disco teaming up with Freddie Perren who had previously been a songwriter at Tamla Motown.Notable songs co-written by Perren include ‘I Will Survive'(Gloria Gaynor) and the Jackson’s first Motown hit ‘I Want You Back.’Perren also produced the Tavares version of ‘More Than A Woman’ which appears on ‘The Saturday Night Fever’ soundtrack.
‘There’s a rainbow over my shoulder when you came my cup runneth over.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
515-Barry Ryan-Eloise.
1968-Number 2 single.
Best Bit-At 3.48.The fusing of Rock music and Classical music,the official term is ‘Baroque Pop.’
Eloise was written by Paul Ryan(born 24.10.48,died 29.11.92) and sung by his twin brother Barry,they were born in Leeds,West Yorkshire.Their mother was the singer Marion Ryan whose chart success came in 1958 with the Number 5 single ‘Love Me Forever.’
Paul and Barry Ryan started their careers as a duo,charting five times in the top 40 between 1965-1966.Paul Ryan found that he was more comfortable out of the spotlight and concentrated on songwriting,two of his compositions appeared on Frank Sinatra’s 1971 Album ‘Sinatra & Company.’
In 1986 the Punk band The Damned took their version of Eloise to Number 3 in the UK top 40.
‘Every night I’m there I break my heart to please Eloise.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
516-Black Box Recorder-England Made Me.
1998-Number 89 single.
Best Bit-At 1.51.Don’t get this confused with ‘Ride On Time,’they haven’t got a lot in common.
Black Box Recorder were an English Indie Rock group active between 1998-2010.The three members were Luke Haines (who claims to have invented Brit-pop,) John Moore ex Jesus And Mary Chain and vocalist Sarah Nixey.
England Made Me was also the title of their debut Album released in 1998.
They went on to record two further studio Albums,’The Facts Of Life’ in 2000 and ‘Passionoia’ in 2003,they also released a compilation of B-sides in 2001 called ‘The Worst Of Black Box Recorder.’
‘I need my privacy I lead a secret life,sleep with the enemy and betray both sides.’
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517-Mumford & Sons-Little Lion Man.
2009-Number 24 single.
Best Bit-At 1.12 you’ve heard of air guitar,but what about air banjo.
Mumford & Sons were formed in 2007.The group are Marcus Mumford,Bob Lovett,Winston Marshall and Ted Dwane.To date they have released three studio Albums,’Sigh No More'(2009,) ‘Babel’ (2012,) and ‘Wilder Mind’ in 2015.
Marcus Mumford has said about the song,’It’s a very personal story,it was a situation in my life I wasn’t very happy with or proud of.’
‘But it was not your fault but mine and it was your heart on the line.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
518-Eddy Grant-Living On The Front Line.
1979- Number 11 single.
Best Bit-At 3.33. A listen to this will change your mind,’I DO WANNA DANCE.’
Edmond Grant was born on 5th March 1948 in Plaisance,British Guiana.It was after seeing a Chuck Berry concert that he decided to pursue a music career.
In 1965 he formed The R&B group The Equals and in 1968 the self penned song ‘Baby Come Back’ gave him his first UK Number 1 single.
In 1971 Grant suffered a heart attack and collapsed lung leading to his departure from the Equals to concentrate on production.His breakthrough as a solo artist came with the release of his third Album in 1978 called ‘Walking On Sunshine,’from where this song originally came.
Grant arranged,produced,composed and played several instruments on all of the Albums tracks.
‘Oh mama,mama you got me living on the front line.
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
519-Diana Ross-Love Hangover.
1976-Number 10 single.
Best Bit-At 2.42 where she goes from Romantic Ross to Disco Diana.
Motown records producer Hal Davis wanted Motown to keep up with the musical trends in the mid 1970’s,namely Disco.
Love Hangover was written by the Motown employed songwriters Marilyn Mcleod and Pam Sawyer.Diana Ross(see also best song 900) didn’t want to branch out into Disco but after hearing the finished version was persuaded.
The song was only ever going to be an Album track but after the 5th Dimension took their cover version into the lower reaches of the Billboard Hot 100 Motown boss Berry Gordy rush released the Ross version which went onto top the chart for two weeks in May and June of 1976.
‘Don’t call a doctor,don’t call her momma,don’t call her preacher.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
520-Mark Morrison-Return Of The Mack.
1996-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 1.03.It’s probably what the inmates said to him every time he returned to Her Majesty’s Pleasure.
Mark Morrison was born in Hanover,West Germany in 1972,he grew up in Leicester before moving to Miami,Florida and returning to the UK in 1993.
He has released four studio Albums to date,the latest being in 2014.In total he has achieved nine top 40 singles,the last one was a collaboration with Gabrielle in 1999 called ‘Best Friend’ which reached Number 23.
Return Of The Mack was written by Morrison and Phil Chill who also produced it.It samples two songs,’Genius Of Love;’by the Tom Tom Club and ‘Games’ by Chuckii Booker.
‘All those times I said that I love you,you lied to me even though you know I’d die for you.’
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Wiggi wiggi I’m gettin jiggi
open up the door I got the key to your city
you’re looking kinda pretty,dance till you drop
and it don’t stop until it goes pop
Dance how you want to dance let’s all get down while we got da chance
I’ve still got 12 seconds on the clock that’s mine
and I ain’t gonna stop ’till the shine shine.

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