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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
306-The Who-Pinball Wizard.
1969-Number 4 single.
Best Bit-At 0.24.It’s highly unlikely a deaf dumb and blind kid could play pinball because he wouldn’t be able to find the slot to put the 50p in.
By 1968 Pete Townshend(see also best songs 926 and 891) felt that The Who’s shelf life was coming to an end and if he didn’t take them in a different direction they may split.For the bands forth Album,’Tommy,’ Townshend wrote a concept rock opera that tells the story about a ‘deaf,dumb and blind boy,’his life experiences and his relationship with his family.
Townshend came up with the concept of Tommy after being introduced to the work of the Indian spiritual leader Meher Baba(1894-1969) and attempted to translate Baba’s teachings into music.
‘Tommy’ was performed in a 1971 production by Washington based ‘Seattle Opera.’It was made into a film in 1975 and a Broadway musical in 1992.
In the 1975 film Elton John sang Pinball Wizard,it was subsequently released as a single reaching Number 7 in the UK, the only time a cover of a Who song has ever reached the top 10.
‘I thought I was the Bally table king but I just handed my pinball crown to him.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
307-The Notorious B.I.G.-Big Poppa.
1995-Number 63 single.
Best Bit-At 2.22.He was known by many names including The Notorious B.I.G.,Biggie Smalls and Biggie,but his mother called him Christopher.
Christopher Wallace(see also best songs 955) was born May 21,1972 in New York City and died March 9,1997 in a drive by shooting,he is considered by some to be the greatest Rapper of all time.
He was given the nickname ‘Big’ as a ten year old because of his obesity.To this day the person who shot him is still unknown,eye witnesses have said he was an African/American who was dressed in blue.
‘Big Poppa’ is taken from The Notorious B.I.G.’s debut Album ‘Ready To Die,’ his only solo Album released during his lifetime.The song samples The Isley Brothers 1983 song Between The Sheets with all the Isley’s receiving writing credits along with Biggie who wrote the lyrics,the song was produced by Sean Combs who at the time was known as Puff Daddy.
‘I love it when you call me Big Poppa,throw your hands in the air if your a true player.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
308-Chuck Berry-Roll Over Beethoven.
1956-Has never charted in the UK.
Best Bit-At 0.01.It’s a Rock ‘N’ Roll Classic-al.
Charles Edward Anderson Berry(October 18,1926-March 18,2017) was a American singer/songwriter and one of the most important figures in the development of music in the Rock ‘N’ Roll era.John Lennon is on record as saying Berry was a major influence on The Beatles and Bob Dylan has also cited Berry as a major influence on his career.
Chuck Berry(see also best songs 548) wrote the song in response to his sister Lucy always using the family piano to play classical music when Berry wanted to play popular music.The lyric ‘Roll over Beethoven and tell Tchaikovsky the news’ refers to how classical composers would roll over in their graves upon hearing that classical music had given way to Rock ‘N’ Roll.
In 1973 The Electric Light Orchestra took their version of the song to Number 6 in the UK.
‘Well I’m a write a little letter,I’m gonna mail it to my local DJ.’
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309-Smokey Robinson-Just My Soul Responding.
1974-Number 35 single.
Best Bit-At 1.50.When Smokey sings,it’s as easy as ABC.
William ‘Smokey’ Robinson was born February 19th,1940 in Detroit,Michigan.He founded the group that would become The Miracles in 1955,staying with them until leaving in 1972 to focus on his role as vice president of Tamla Motown records.
The following year he returned to recording as a solo artist with his debut Album ‘Smokey’ which is where this song is taken from.’Just My Soul Responding’ is a protest song dealing with ghetto life in America and also the plight of the American Indian.The song was co-written by Robinson and the late Marvin Tarplin who was also a member of ‘The Miracles,’ having joined them in 1958.
‘It’s just my soul responding,don’t you try to tell me I’m unpatriotic.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
310-Al Jolson-After You’ve Gone.
1949-Has never charted,there was no UK chart until 1952.
Best Bit-At 2.05.Before Elvis and before the Rock ‘N’ Roll era this man was known as ‘The World’s Greatest Entertainer.’
Al Jolson,born Asa Yoelson,(May 26,1886- October,23,1950) was an American singer,comedian,stage and film actor,he was the star of the first talking picture,’The Jazz Singer’ in 1927.
He is remembered for his energetic and extroverted performances when singing.Artists who have said that Jolson was an influence on them include,Tony Bennett,Neil Diamond,David Lee Roth and Rod Stewart.
‘After You’ve Gone’ was written in 1918 by Turner Layton with lyrics by Henry Creamer,the first successful recording of the song was in 1918 by Marion Harris who was the first widely known white singer to sing Jazz and Blues songs.
‘You’ll feel blue and you’ll feel sad,you’ll miss the dearest pal you ever had.’
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You keep saying you’ve got something for me
Something you call love but confess
You’ve been messin’
Where you shouldn’t have been messin’
And now someone else is gettin’ all your best

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311-Sean Paul-Get Busy.
2003-Number 4 single.
Best Bit-At 0.01.This guy has more words than the Oxford Dictionary of English.
Sean Paul Francis Henriques was born on the 9th January 1973 in Kingston,Jamaica,his style of music covers the genres of Dancehall,Hip-Hop,Reggae and Ragga.
Sean Paul is Jamaica’s most successful musical export this Century and this track became the first Dancehall song to become a Billboard Number 1.
Dancehall is named after Jamaican dance halls which first became popular in the 1940’s,they were popular meeting places where people would go to listen to music on sound systems.
Dancehall is a different style of Reggae,incorporating new digital instrumentation and electronic instruments developed in the early 1980’s.The lyrics are often spoken in ‘Jamaican Patois’ which is spoken by the majority of Jamaican’s as a native language.
‘Yo sexy ladies want par with us,in a car with us,them nah war with us.’
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312-Cameo-Word Up.
1986-Number 3 single.
Best Bit At 1.53.When Larry Blackmon wrote about ‘Sucker DJ’s’ he was actually referring to the ‘Old School Rappers’ of the early 1980’s who would Rap about the negative rather than the positive,thankfully he wasn’t singing about you and me.
Cameo were formed in the early 1970’s by lead singer and songwriter Larry Blackmon in New York,The United States.They were originally called ‘New York City Players,’but had to change the name as to avoid confusion with the Ohio Players(see also best songs 506.)
‘Word Up’ was a slang term used in 1980’s New York and other US. areas,it was a cooler way of saying ‘I agree.’
The song features a sample of Ennio Morricone’s theme to ‘The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.’
Word Up has charted on three other occasions in the UK as a cover version.In 1994 Scottish Rock group Gun took the song to Number 8,in 1999 ex Spice Girl Mel B peaked at Number 13 and in 2014 Little Mix recorded the song for ‘Sport Relief’ and charted as high as Number 6.
‘Now all you sucker DJ’s who think your fly there’s got to be a reason and we know the reason why.’
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313-The Moody Blues-Nights In White Satin.
1967-Number 19 single.When re-issued in 1972 it reached Number 9 and re-entered again in 1979 this time peaking at Number 14.
Best Bit-At 2.18.Like many a great song the lyrics are vague and open to interpretation,but it is probably not about a very comfortable pair of pyjamas.
The Moody Blues formed in 1964 in Birmingham,England,initially playing R&B music,their second single ‘Go Now’ was a UK Number 1.
By 1966 the band changed musical styles as original members left and new influences were brought in including John Lodge and this songs writer Justin Hayward,who took the band into Progressive Rock.
The Album ‘Days Of Future Passed’ from where this song is taken is a fusion of Rock and Classical Music and established the band as pioneers in the development of ‘Art Rock’ and ‘Progressive Rock.’
Hayward has explained the song,’It was a series of random thoughts and was quite autobiographical.It was a very emotional time as I was at the end of one big love affair and the start of another.’
Justin Hayward was 19 years old when he wrote this song.
‘Nights in white satin never reaching the end,letters I’ve written never meaning to send.’
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314-Shania Twain-When.
1998-Number 18 single.
Best Bit-At 0.50.’When’ is one of twelve singles released from it’s parent Album ‘Come On Over.’It is the best selling Country Music Album of all time,the best selling studio Album by a female act of all time and the best selling Album by a Canadian.
Shania Twain was born Eilleen Regina Edwards on August 28th,1965 in Windsor,Ontario,Canada.She rose to fame in 1995 with her second studio Album,’The Woman In Me’ which was co-written by Twain and her then husband Robert John ‘Mutt’ Lang,he was also the producer,they divorced in 2010.
Lang(see also best songs 632 and 479) has written and produced for a diverse set of artists over the years including AC-DC,Lady Gaga,Def Leppard and The Boomtown Rats.He co-wrote and produced the Bryan Adams song ‘Everything I Do’ that currently holds the record for the longest consecutive stay at Number 1 in the UK at 16 weeks.
‘When money grows on trees,people live in peace,everyone agrees,when happiness is free,that’s when.’
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