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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
750-Barry Manilow-Copacabana(Song.)
1978-Number 22 single.
Best Bit-At 5.05 (The Bass.)The story line in the song is so depressing it would make for a good episode of Eastenders.
The song is about a showgirl(Lola) and her bartender boyfriend(Tony).Tony is shot and killed and we find Lola thirty years later insane and despondent over her loss.The Copacabana is a famous nightclub in New York City named after a district in Rio De Janeiro,which is where the song takes place.True to the song,the club did become a disco in the 1970s.
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“Copacabana” also known as “Copacabana (At the Copa)”, is a 1978 song which was sung by Barry Manilow and written by Manilow, Jack Feldman, Bruce Sussman and…
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COMING NEXT THE BIG 750.

I am now one quarter the way through this epic musical journey,i hope you are enjoying reading it as much as i am writing and researching it.
Each song is chosen for either its popularity,significance or quality and on many occasions a mixture of all three.
I can assure you the best is still to come.

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for a full up to date listing of the top 1000 so far click on the blog at www.barryphilipsdiscos.co.uk

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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
751-Malcolm McLaren-Buffalo Gals.
1982-Number 9 single.
Best Bit-At 1.35 Not only was McLaren a driving force in Punk music,he also helped introduce England to Hip Hop culture.
Buffalo Gals is a traditional song that dates back to the 1800s where it was often played at minstrel shows.The ‘Buffalo’ refers to the city of Buffalo.McLaren changed the refrain from ‘Buffalo Gals won’t you come out tonight’ to ‘Buffalo Gals go round the outside.’The song is also credited to The World Famous Supreme Team who were DJs from New York who were among the first to use ‘scratching’ in their music.
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Buffalo Gals – Malcolm McLaren (Original Video)Hip Hop Classic
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
752-Ike and Tina Turner-Proud Mary.
1971-Did not chart upon release in the UK. In 2011 it reached Number 62 on downloads.
Best Bit-At 2.19 They go from nice and easy to nice and rough.
Proud Mary started out life as a Rock song written by John Fogerty the lead singer with the band Creedence Clearwater Revival.They had great success with the song taking it to Number 2 on Billboard and Number 8 in the UK.The Ike and Tina Turner version differs greatly from Fogerty’s original with credit for the innovative arrangement being given to long time Ike Turner collaborator Soko Richardson.This version reached Number 4 on Billboard in 1971 and has become one of Tina Turners signature songs.
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for a full list of all the top 1000 songs so far visit the blog at www.barryphilipsdiscos.co.uk

this is a track that makes you want to dance
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
753-Skrillex-Bangarang.
2012-Number 24 single.
Best Bit-At 1.19 Electronic Wizard or noisy bugger? You make up your own mind.
Sonny Moore better known by his stage name Skrillex was born on January 15th 1988 in Los Angeles.He started out as lead singer with the band First To Last before leaving and pursuing a solo career in 2007.The vocals on Bangarang are provided by Hip Hop artist Sirah who has also worked with Skrillex on some of his other songs including ‘Weekends’ and ‘Kyoto.’The title is a reference to the 1991 film ‘Hook’ in which the ‘Lost Boys’ catch cry is ‘Bangarang.’
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Official video for Skrillex – “Bangarang” feat. Sirah Buy/stream on: Spotify: http://smarturl.it/S_SkrillexBangarang iTunes: http://smarturl.it/SBangarang Be…
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
754-Coldcut-Doctorin’ The House.
1988-Number 6 single.
Best Bit-At 1.18 ‘ooh’ Matron.
Coldcut are an English music duo composed of Matt Black and Jonathan More,they are very significant in the world of Dance Music as pioneers of Pop sampling in the 1980s.Doctorin’ The House incorporates samples from various sources,including TV and Film dialogue.The female vocals are provided by Yazz who weeks later went on to have a Number 1 single with The Only Way Is Up.
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Coldcut Yazz Doctorin’ the House. 1988 single, charting at #6 in the UK in March 1988, #16 in Ireland, #11 in Germany in May 1988, #45 in Australia in August…
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
755-The Waterboys-The Whole Of The Moon.
1985-Number 26 single-when re-issued in 1991 Number 3.
Best Bit-At 3.47 The bit where Mike Scott starts howling.
The Waterboys are an Irish/Scottish folk rock band formed in Edinburgh in 1983 by Scottish musician Mike Scott.
The subject of the lyrics have inspired speculation.The song is a tribute to an inspirational figure or figures,in each line,the singer describes his own perspective and immediately contrasts it with that of the songs subject,summarizing the difference with the line ‘I saw the crescent / you saw the whole of the moon.
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A great song in great quality, not the kind of stuff I usually listen to but a great song all the same.
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
756-War-Galaxy.
1978-Number 14 single.
Best Bit-At 3.00 One of the Funkiest songs in the world,if not even the…galaxy.
In one form or another War have been playing and recording since their formation in 1969.They were originally called Eric Burdon and War as he was part of the group and stayed with them for their first two Albums.War have been the subject of many line-up changes ,leaving member Leroy Jordan as the only original member in the current line-up.Four other members created a new group called the Lowrider Band named after their 1975 song Low Rider.
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War – Galaxy Vinyl – LP – Track: A1 1977 Disco Funk
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
757-Gene Vincent-Be Bop a Lula.
1956-Number 16 single.
Best Bit-At 1.48.White face,black shirt,white socks,black shoes,black hair,white strat,bled white,died black.
Be Bop A Lula is considered to be an early example of Rockabilly music.In 1955 in a US naval hospital while recuperating from a motorcycle accident Gene Vincent met Donald Graves who wrote the lyrics to the song,Vincent’s manager Bill Tex bought out Grave’s rights to the song for approximately $50 and had himself credited as the lyric writer.
Gene Vincent died in 1971 at the age of 36.
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Well Be Bop A Lula she’s my baby Be Bop A Lula I don’t mean maybe Be Bop A Lula she’s my baby Be Bop A Lula I don’t mean maybe Be Bop A Lula she’s my baby do…
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The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
758-Oasis-Champagne Supernova.
1996-Not released as a single in the UK.
Best Bit-At 5.45 Noel Gallagher would be the first to admit that some of his songs are a shade on the long side,but thankfully he let this one play all the way.
Noel Gallagher said about the song,’I have still not made up my mind as to what the song actually is about.It means different things when I’m in different moods.’Lead guitar and backing vocals were provided by Paul Weller.
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Official music video for Champagne Supernova Directed by: Nigel Dick Release Date: 13 May 1996 Album Taken From: (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? SUBSCRIBE …
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