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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
570-Jermaine Jackson-Let’s Get Serious.
1980-Number 8 single.
Best Bit-At 2.50.Stevie Wonder’s vocal gymnastics.
It was Billboards Number 1 Soul single of 1980 beating brother Michael (Rock With You) into second place.
When The Jackson 5 left Motown for Epic records,Jermaine Jackson opted to remain with them as a solo artist as he was married to Hazel Gordy the daughter of Motown owner Berry Gordy.
This song was written by Stevie Wonder and long term collaborator Lee Garrett,Wonder also produced the song and provided some of the vocals.
‘Longing for each other just ain’t fair when we’ve got so much we wanna share.’
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Jermaine Jackson – Let’s get serious (1980)
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.

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It’s the best disco in town Number one in disco sound
it’s the place where hip people meet
DJs are the best there you’ll never get a rest there
you may meet the right girl or guy
when they play the right groove our body makes the next move
get up on the floor and get down to see that the music can take you high

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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
571-Archie Bell & The Drells-Here I Go Again
1969-Did not chart.-Re-released in 1972 reaching Number 11.
Best Bit-At 0.05.Another classic track written and produced by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff,(see also best songs 896-648 and 604.)
Largely ignored upon its initial release in 1969 it would gain popularity over the next three years mainly from ‘Northern Soul’ fans who would request it in the nightclubs.
Archie Bell was born in Henderson,Texas,he had six brothers which included NFL football player Ricky Bell and former world karate champion Jerry Bell,he is also related to record producer Thom Bell.
‘Here i go again thinkin’ with my heart,here i go again livin’ by my thoughts.’
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Old memories for a young heart…..KTF Copyright Disclaimer: Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such …
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
572-Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.-You Don’t Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show.)
1976-Number 7 single.
Best Bit-At 1.16.In 1978 Janet Jackson performed this song in the season finale of the CBS sitcom ‘Good Times.’At the time she was 11 years old.
This husband and wife duo took the song to Number 1 on Billboard in late 1976.In the 1960’s they had achieved even greater success as members of The 5th Dimension twice reaching Number 1 with ‘Aquarius’ and ‘Wedding Bell Blues.’
In 1977 they became the first African/American married couple to host a network television series,’The Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. Show’ on CBS.
‘You don’t have to be a star baby to be in my show.’
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‘I Hope We Get To Love In Time’, just one picture for now. Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. singing You Don’t Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show). Whoa amazo…
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
573-Jackie DeShannon-When You Walk In The Room.
1963-Has never charted in the UK.
Best Bit-At 0.5.One of the most recognisable riffs of the 1960’s. Even Lennon and McCartney would have been proud to have written this.
This is the original version by the song’s author Jackie DeShannon. There are many well known cover versions by the likes of Agnetha Faltskog,Status Quo and most notably The Searchers who took the song to Number 3 in the UK in 1964.
Jackie DeShannon was one of the first female singer/songwriters of the Rock ‘N’ Roll era,other notable songs she has written include ‘Put A Little Love In Your Heart’,(Al Green & Annie Lennox)’Breakaway'(Tracey Ullman) and the Billboard Number 1 ‘Bette Davis Eyes'(Kim Carnes.)
I can hear the guitars playin’ lovely tunes every time that you walk in the room.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
574-Placebo-Nancy Boy.
1997-Number 4 single.
Best Bit-At 1.34.Co-writer of the song Brian Molko calls the lyrics ‘obscene.’
Placebo were formed in London in 1994 by Brian Molko and Stefan Olsdal,they were soon joined by Robert Schultzberg.
‘Nancy Boy’ refers to a man who is very feminine,the lyrics mention the man putting on makeup and perfume in his room.
Molko said,’I’m questioning people’s reasons for sleeping with someone of the same sex.In the same way that heroin is very hip today,being bisexual seems to be very chic.It’s an exploration into somebody’s misogyny yet heartfelt.It’s angry,nasty,insulting and completely politically incorrect.’
‘And it all breaks down at the role reversal got the muse in my head she’s universal.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
575-The Move-Blackberry Way.
1969-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 0.36.I checked on my sat-nav and there are nine Blackberry Ways in the UK.
This song was written by the very underrated singer/songwriter Roy Wood who was co-founder of The Move,Electric Light Orchestra and Wizard,as well as having several solo hit singles.
Blackberry Way is often cited as an answer song to the Beatles Penny Lane.Roy Wood admitted the influence of Penny Lane on his song,’We were all very influenced by what The Beatles were doing because they were the best song writers around.’
‘So now I’m standing on the corner lost in the things that i say what am i supposed to do now.’
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A classic track by the Move, accompanied by some thought provoking pictures.
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
576-Sex Pistols-God Save The Queen.
1977-Number 2 single.
Best Bit-At 2.30.When is a Number 1 single not a Number 1 single?
The records lyrics,as well as it’s sleeve were controversial back in 1977,leading to the BBC refusing to play the song.The songs real meaning is an attack on the treatment of working class people in England in the 1970’s by the UK Government.
The single peaked at Number 2 being kept off the top by Rod Stewart,(The First Cut Is The Deepest,) but it is a widely held belief that those in charge were rigging the chart on the week of Queen Elizabeth’s Silver Jubilee.
The Sex Pistols were signed to A&M records when they recorded this.The record label dropped the band just as this was released,pulling all the singles.The ones which slipped through became valuable collectors items.
In 2011 Record Collector magazine compiled it’s list of the top 50 most collectable records and this song is top of the list with a probable worth of a least £10000.
‘God save the Queen,we mean it man we love our Queen.’
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God save the Queen by the Sex Pistols. Album: Never mind the Bollocks here’s the Sex Pistols.

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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
577-Hawkwind-Silver Machine.
1972-Number 3 single.
Best Bit-At 2.34.The vocals on this song are provided by the late Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister. The last song he wrote as a member of Hawkwind was called Motorhead.
Silver Machine was written by Hawkwind band members Dave Brock who wrote the lyrics and Bob Calvert who wrote the music.The lyrics were inspired by an Alfred Jarry short story called ‘How To Construct A Time Machine.’However rather than writing about a ‘Cosmic space travel machine,’Brock made it about his new silver racing bike.
‘It flies out of a dream it’s antiseptically clean you’re gonna know where I’ve been.’
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Hawkwind’s silver machine. Highlights: Lemmy lead vocals. Stacia, dancer!

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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
578-Public Enemy-Fight The Power.
1989-Number 29 single.
Best Bit-At 0.23.A lot of adolescent Rappers boast about their sexual conquests,or how much money they have.This group show us how good Rap really can be.
In 1989 film director Spike Lee wanted an ‘anthem’ for the soundtrack to his film ‘Do The Right Thing,’he approached Chuck D of Public Enemy who came up with this.
Chuck D explained what Fight The Power means ‘It’s not about fighting authority-it’s not that at all,it’s about fighting abuse of power.’
‘1989 the number,another summer,sound of the funky drummer,music hitting your heart ’cause i know you got soul.’
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