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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
474-Harry Chapin-W.O.L.D.
1973-Number 34 single.
Best Bit-At 1.22.’Oh if a man tried to take his time on earth and prove before he died what one man’s life could be worth I wonder what would happen to this world.’
These are the words on Harry Chapin’s gravestone.
Harry Chapin(see also best songs 995) born December 7th,1942 and died in a car accident July 16th,1981 was an American singer/songwriter and a dedicated humanitarian who fought to end world hunger.
Chapin was one of the greatest storytellers in song.W.O.L.D.tells the story of an ageing Disc Jockey who has travelled around America working in several different Radio Stations,following his passion which he believes will bring him happiness,only to discover that his life,looks and voice have all passed him by,as hinted in the ‘OLD’ in the title.
‘Sometimes I get this crazy dream that I just drive off in my car,but you can travel on ten thousand miles and still stay where you are.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
475-Ray Charles-What’d I Say.
1959-Has never charted in the UK.
Best Bit-At 3.45.Ray Charles said ‘I’m not one to interpret my own songs,but if you can’t figure out ‘What I Say’ then somethings wrong.Either that or you’re not accustomed to the sweet sounds of love.’
This song is considered one of the most influential in R&B and Rock ‘N’ Roll history.It brings together the sounds of Gospel,R&B and Rock ‘N’ Roll and helps create the new genre of Soul.
Ray Charles was playing live,the band had played all their songs and there was still 12 minutes to fill.He told the band to improvise and over the course of many concerts and many different versions which the audiences took to ‘What’d I Say’ was born.
‘See the girl with the red dress on she can do the Birdland all night long.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
476-Barry White-Never,Never Gonna Give Ya Up.
1974-Number 14 single.
Best Bit-At 0.45.’The Walrus Of Love’ had a massive appetite for romance,only surpassed by his appetite for the contents of his refrigerator.
Never,Never Gonna Give Ya Up was written and produced by Barry White(see also best songs 560) and released as the first single from his 1973 Album ‘Stone Gon.’
Between 1973-1999 White released 20 studio Albums,his most successful being the 1974 release ‘Cant Get Enough’ which gave him his only Billboard Number 1.He also achieved 16 UK top 40 singles including his only Number 1 song ‘You’re The First My Last My Everything’ in 1974.
In 1997 British singer Lisa Stansfield covered Never,Never Gonna Give Ya Up taking her version to Number 25 in the UK.
Barry White had teamed up with Lisa Stansfield back in 1992 recording Stansfield’s most successful song ‘All Around The World’ with all artist royalties being donated to the charity ‘Trading Places.’In 1999 they also recorded the duet ‘The Longer We Make Love’ for White’s Album Staying Power.’
‘Cause I found what the world is searching for here right here my dear I don’t have to look no more.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
477-Jay-Z and Kanye West-N…..In Paris.
2012-Number 10 single.
Best Bit-At 2.43.’No one knows what it means,but it’s provocative’ is a sampled line from the 2007 film ‘Blades Of Glory’ spoken by Will Ferrell.
In 2011 Jay-Z(see also best songs 636) and Kanye West(see also best songs 849) joined forces for their collaboration Album ‘Watch The Throne,’seven singles and seven videos were released for its promotion.
The songs inspiration came from a visit that Kanye West had made to Paris.He said ‘I am where art meets commercial,the sweet spot between the hood and Hollywood.’
The songs samples include ‘Dirty Bangaz’ by Big Fish Audio and the lyrics ‘Jackson,Tyson,Jordan’ are taken from the song ‘Victory’ by Puff Daddy and originally performed by The Notorious B.I.G.
‘We’re going to skate to one song and one song only.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
478-Symarip-Skinhead Moonstomp.
1969-Did not chart in the UK.Re-issued in 1980 peaking at Number 54.
Best Bit-At 1.58.Light years before the far more difficult to perform ‘The Moonwalk,’came the ‘Moonstomp.’
In 1969 Jamaican Ska artist Derrick Morgan wrote a song called ‘Moon Hop’ to commemorate the Apollo Moon landing.The British Afro-Caribbean Ska and Reggae band Symarip wrote and released Skinhead Moonstomp shortly afterwards and although they claimed that there was no relation between the songs Derrick Morgan disagreed calling them ‘copy cats.’
In 1980 in the wake of the 2 Tone revolution Skinhead Moonstomp was re-issued.Other notable versions of the song are by The Specials and the late great Judge Dread.
‘I want all you skinheads to get up on your feet put your braces together and your boots on your feet.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
479-Def Leppard-Animal
1987-Number 6 single.
Best Bit-At 2.41.They have sold over 100 million records worldwide and it all started after they played their first ever gig in the dining hall in ‘A’ Block in Westfield School in Mosborough,Sheffield in 1977.
Animal was the song which finally made Def Leppard a household name in their own country,but they had already become superstars in America years earlier thanks to the success of their 1983 Album Pyromania,which has sold close to 2 million copy’s to date.
The line ‘Like the restless rust,I never sleep’ is a reference to Neil Young’s song Rust Never Sleeps from 1979.
‘I gotta feel it in my blood,whoa oh I need your touch don’t need your love,whoa oh.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
480-Yvonne Fair-It Should Have Been Me.
1976-Number 5 single.
Best Bit-At 2.23.The Preacher probably regretting asking if there are any objections to this wedding.
‘It Should Have Been Me’ was written in 1963 by the Motown songwriting employees William ‘Mickey’ Stevenson and making yet another appearance on this countdown,Norman Whitfield(see also best songs 533,569,777 and 911.)
The earliest recording of the song was by Kim Weston in 1963 with backing vocals by the Supremes. In 1968 Gladys Knight and the Pips reached Number 40 on Billboard with their version.Another notable recording is by the Dance artist Adeva who took her version to Number 48 in the UK in 1991.
Yvonne Fair was a member of The Chantels in the 1960’s and was also a singer with the touring James Brown Revue,she recorded the song ‘I Found You’ which was later re-worked into the James Brown signature hit ‘I Got You,(I Feel Good.)
‘The Preacher asked if there would be silence please,if any objections to this wedding speak now or forever,forever hold your peace.’
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Some of these days and it won’t be long
gonna drive back down where you once belonged
in the back of a dream car twenty foot long
don’t cry my sweet don’t break my heart
doing all right but you gotta get smart
wish upon wish upon day upon day I believe oh lord
i believe all the way.

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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
481-Elton John and Kiki Dee-Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.
1976-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 2.55.The probable explanation why Elton John performs live sat at a piano.
Elton John(see also best songs 946) and Bernie Taupin had originally intended to record the song with Dusty Springfield,but she had to withdraw because she was too ill at the time.
The song came about because Elton John had always been a fan of Tamla Motown duets by the likes of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.The idea was to record a cover version of The Four Tops song ‘Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever,’until they came up with this gem.
In 1994 a re-recorded version of the song this time with RuPaul reached Number seven in the UK.
‘Honey when you knock on my door I gave you my key.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
482-2Pac featuring Dr.Dre and Roger Troutman-California Love.
1996-Number 6 single.
Best Bit-At 2.20.Like so many other great Hip-Hop songs,this also uses many samples,but before some of you get on your musical high horses just remember that in Pop Music NO song has ever been totally original,every new song is influenced by something that has gone before.
California Love samples Joe Cocker’s 1972 song Woman To Woman(it was not a hit in the UK,but got to Number 1 in Spain.) The chorus ‘California knows how to party’ was sung by the late Roger Troutman using his characteristic ‘Talk Box’ and was taken from the 1982 song ‘West Coast Poplock’ by Ronnie Hudson.
The song was co-written and produced by Dr.Dre(see also best songs 544.) It was the first release by Tupac Shakur for ‘Death Row Records’ after his release from prison.It is said that he wrote his Rap for the song in under fifteen minutes.
‘Out on bail fresh outa jail,California dreaming,soon as I stepped on the scene,I’m hearing hoochies screaming.’
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