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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.

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Academic inspiration you gave me none
But you were Michael the lover the fighter that won
But now just look at me I’m looking down at you
No I’m not being flash it’s what I’m built to do.

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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
291-The Maytals-Monkey Man.
1969-Number 47 single.
Best Bit-At 0.47.This songs writer and lead singer Toots Hibbert is responsible for the word ‘Reggae.’
Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert was born in May Pen,Jamaica in 1942,he has been honoured by the Jamaican government with the ‘Order Of Jamaica’ which is the equivalent of a British Knighthood.
In 1968 Hibbert wrote a song called ‘Do The Reggay,’ which led to what was then a new style of music being given a name.Reggae Music developed after Ska Music,blending Blues,Calypso and Rock ‘N’ Roll often with lyrics of social protest.
In Jamaica a ‘Monkey Man’ is a slang word for a doorman or a bouncer.In this song the singer hears of his ex-girlfriend flirting with a very large man.
‘I’ve seen no sign of you I’ve only heard that you huggin’ up the big monkey man.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
292-Foo Fighters-Everlong.
1997-Number 18 single.
Best Bit-At 1.27.David Grohl is down on record as saying that one of his musical influences was the Scottish boy band The Bay City Rollers,I honestly don’t know if he is pulling our legs or not.
After the demise of Nirvana(see also best songs 788) David Grohl formed the Foo Fighters(see also best songs 999) in 1994. Grohl chose the name from the UFOs and various aerial phenomena that werereported by Allied aircraft pilots in World War 2.
‘Everlong’ was written just after the breakup of Grohl’s first marriage to Jennifer Youngblood,he wrote the lyrics after falling for Louise Post of the band Veruca Salt,she can be heard singing backing vocals on this.
Of the song Grohl said ‘It’s about a girl that I’d fallen in love with and it was basically about being connected to someone so much,that not only do you love them physically and spiritually,but when you sing along with them you harmonise perfectly.’
‘And I wonder when I sing along with you,if everything could ever feel this real forever.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
293-Hank Mizell-Jungle Rock.
1958-Did not chart.Re-released in 1976 reaching Number 3.
Best Bit-At 0.10.It took 18 years for this song to become a hit,so it appears the ‘Jungle Drums’ were communicating very slowly.
Hank Mizell was born William Mizell in 1923 in Dayton Beach,Florida and died in 1992,he was nicknamed ‘Hank’ after the Country singer Hank Williams.
Mizell wrote ‘Jungle Rock’ in 1958 and released it on the small independent record label ‘Eko’ where it failed to make any impact despite favourable reviews in Billboard Magazine.Some eight months later it was re-released on the major label ‘King’ records,but once again failed to chart.Around 1962 due to a lack of a breakthrough Mizell gave up his music career and became a Preacher.
In the mid 1970’s British DJ Roy Williams began playing the song and it was picked up by ‘Charley Records’ and this time it took off all over Europe including a peak of Number 1 in The Netherlands.
The news of the songs success took some time to reach Mizell as nobody knew where to find him.He was tracked down several weeks later in Tennessee and flown over to England to record ‘Top Of The Pops.’
‘Oh well the fox grabbed the rabbit and they hit the bunny rug and all the beasts that fly was a-cuttin’ the rug.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
294-The Clash-The Call Up.
1980-Number 40 single.
Best Bit-At 0.16.The song opens and closes with a U.S. Marines traditional call and response marching or running song.
The song is about ‘The Draft’ and war in general.It also tells of things that a soldier may miss out on,’There is a rose that I want to live for.’
The Clash(see also best songs 867 and 638) were formed in 1976 and recorded under that name for the next ten years.The original line-up was Joe Strummer who died in 2002,Mick Jones,Paul Simonon and Topper Headon. They are recognised as one of the most influential bands of all time,starting out in the Punk era and widening their style to incorporate Reggae,Rockabilly,Dub and R&B.
Artists who have cited them as an influence include U2 and The Manic Street Preachers.
‘All the young people down the ages,they gladly marched off to die.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
295-Artie Shaw and his Orchestra-Begin The Beguine.
1938-Has never charted in the UK.There was no official chart until 1952.
Best Bit-At 0.59.The songs author Cole Porter christened the dance that is performed to this song,he called it the ‘Beguine.’
Cole Porter(June 9.1891-October 15,1964) was one of the most prolific and respected songwriters of the 20th Century.Unlike many successful Broadway composers he wrote the lyrics as well as the music for his songs(see also best songs 944 and 655.)
Porter had written the song in 1936 but it wasn’t successful until being rearranged by bandleader Artie Shaw as a extended ‘Swing’ orchestra version,reaching Number 3 on Billboard in 1938.
The song has been recorded by hundreds of different artists down the years,other notable versions include Ella Fitzgerald in 1956 on her ‘Cole Porter Songbook’ Album and Julio Iglesias who took the song to Number 1 in the UK in 1981.
‘And down by the the shore an orchestra’s playing and even the palms seem to be swaying.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
296-Pink-Get The Party Started.
2001-Number 2 single.
Best Bit-At 0.10.As a young child she acquired the nickname Pink,she got it from the character ‘Mr Pink’ in Quentin Tarantino’s film Reservoir Dogs.
Pink(stylised as P!nk) was born Alecia Moore on September 8th 1979 in Doylestown,Pennsylvania,U.S.
She is regarded as the ‘most trailblazing artist’ of her Pop generation and a major influence on such artists as Katy Perry and Rihanna. In turn she states Madonna and Joni Mitchell as her inspirations.
‘Get The Party Started’ was written and produced by Linda Creed,the former lead singer with the band 4 Non Blondes.
Creed is a prolific songwriter,her other two best known hits are ‘Beautiful’ for Christina Aguilera and ‘What You Waiting For’ by Gwen Stefani.
In 2006 Shirley Bassey recorded the song for an advert for Marks and Spencer,it was so popular that she released it as a single it peaked at Number 47 in 2007 making Bassey the first female to have hits over a 50 year period on the UK chart.Her first hit was ‘The Banana Boat Song’ reaching Number 8 in 1957.
I’m your operator you can call anytime,I’ll be your connection to the party line.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD.
297-Swing Out Sister-Where In The World.
1989-Number 47 single.
Best Bit-At 4.14.They took their name from the title of a 1945 film called ‘Swing Out Sister,’ an American musical comedy.They claim they chose the name because it was the only one they could all agree on,in that they all hated it.
Swing Out Sister started out life as a trio of Martin Jackson,Andy Connell and Corinne Drewery,together with their producer Paul Staveley O’Duffy theysigned with Mercury Records in 1985.
After the release of their debut Album ‘It’s Better To Travel’Jackson left and they have been a duo ever since,using many different session musicians for their eleven studio Albums to date,the latest being the 2017 release ‘Almost Persuaded.’
Their musical style is very much influenced by the Pop and Easy Listening sounds of the 1960’s.You could say they were Bacharach and David for the 1980’s.
‘Keep telling me my condition hasn’t changed,can’t appreciate there’s no one but myself to blame.’
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from the 1989 album KALEIDOSCOPE WORLD – created at…
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
298-Dire Straits-Romeo and Juliet.
1981-Number 8 single.
Best Bit-At 2.20.Romeo and Juliet is Mark Knopfler’s ‘Play’ on words.
Mark Knopfler OBE was born on the 12th August 1949 in Glasgow,but was raised near Newcastle upon Tyne. He was the lead guitarist,lead singer and songwriter for the Rock band Dire Straits(see also best songs 829) between 1977-1995.
The song is based on Mark Knopfler’s own real life experience of falling in love as a young man.He was dating a girl called Holly Vincent and he felt he was being used by her so she could further her own musical career.
In the song the couple are called Romeo and Juliet which of course is a reference to the William Shakespeare play. Knopfler also makes a point of mentioning other works involving young love,including the songs ‘Somewhere,’ from West Side Story,which is itself based on the Shakespeare play and also the 1963 song from the American girl group The Angels,’My Boyfriends Back.’
‘Juliet when we made love you used to cry,you said I love you like the stars above,I’ll love you till I die.’
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THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
299-Judy Collins-Both Sides Now.
1970-Number 14 single.
Best Bit-At 1.37.One of Pop music’s more thought provoking songs.
‘Both Sides Now’ was written around 1966 by Canadian singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell(see also best songs 637 and 558,) she was inspired to write the song after reading the 1959 novel by Saul Bellow,’Henderson The Rain King.’It first appeared on her Album ‘Joni Mitchell Live at the Second Fret 1966.’
The first commercially released version was this one from American Folk singer Judy Collins,appearing on her 1967 Album ‘Wildflowers.’It became a Billboard hit single in 1968 and charted in the UK in 1970.
The song is about seeing things from a different perspective as you grow from a child into an adult.It also says that not only people you know change over time,but you do yourself as well.
‘Bows and flows of angel hair and ice cream castles in the air.’
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Many people have uploaded Judy’s original 1967 album version of this song but no one has posted the 1968 single version–until now. Although you’re…