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Written by Barry Kowal   
Feb 19, 2019 at 09:32 AM
INFORMATION FOR SONGS IN THE TOP 6500 PART III

 Welcome to the Top 5000. 3/13 finished 10/13 to go.

      At #5000 from the same home town as the Beatles' you will find this UK rock band's third of six (6) recordings in the Top 6500.

    At position #4995 the Jackson Five/Jacksons place their fourth (4th) of eight (8) songs in the top 6500.Two of the songs are in the top 1000. 

  The British rock band from Oxford,England  at position #4974 places it's third (3rd) of ten (10) songs in the top 6500.There are are two (2) songs in the top 1000.

  This R&B group from Allentown,Pennsylvania places radio station WABC from New York City's #14 song for the entire year of 1967 at position #4972.

  Born Usher Raymond IV on October 14, 1978 in Dallas who performs under the mononym Usher is one of the two artists at position #4958 has seventeen (17) songs in the Top 6500.However,of the seventeen (17) songs in one of them he is part of a trio that includes Ludacris & Lil' Jon.In another seven (7) songs he is half of a duet.One song is a duet with Alicia Keys,another is a duet with Young Jeezy,another with will.i.am,another with David Guetta,a duet with "Pitbull",a duet with P.Diddy and at position #4958 he does a duet with Justin Bieber.The other nine songs in the countdown he does solo.Of the seventeen (17) songs four (4) of them are in the Top 1000,with three (3) songs in the top 500 and one is in the Top 100.Billboard Magazine ranked this artist as the #1 Hot 100 artist of the 2000s decade.On March 30,2010 he released his sixth studio album Raymond v. Raymond.It became his third consecutive album to debut at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart.

    Born on December 2,1978 in Victoria,British Columbia,Canada this Canadian singer of Portugese extraction places nine (9) songs in the Top 6500. Along with her duet at #4945 she has another duet with Timbaland in the countdown. She also is part of a trio that includes Justin Timberlake & Timbaland which is also in the Top 6500. Her other six entries are solo acts.She has two (2) songs in the Top 1000 and one song in the Top 500. 

  The southern California duo at position #4921 places it's second of three songs they have in the top 6500.

  This Philadelphia blue-eyed soul duo at position #4915 place eight (8) songs in the Top 6500.This duo has seven (7) RIAA platinum albums,along with six (6) RIAA gold albums.In 2003,they were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

  At #4914 this Great Lake state rock band managed to place eight (8) songs in the Top 6500.The band's name is a play on words of the Grand Trunk Railroad,a railroad line that ran through the band's home town of Flint,Michigan.

  The Australian singer at position #4908 places his third of four songs he has in the Top 6500.

   At position #4903 this New Jersey native places one of his 22 songs from the Top 6500 on the chart.

  Welcome to the Top 4900. 

Born Roy Kelton Orbison on April 23, 1936 in Vernon,Texas (died:December 6, 1988 in Hendersonville,Tennessee) the singer at position #4894 has 14 songs in the Top 6500.Three (3) of the fourteen (14) are in the Top 1000.The "Big O" was initiated into the second class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 by longtime admirer Bruce Springsteen.The same year he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.Rolling Stone Magazine listed him as No. 37 in their list of The Greatest Artists of All Time.In 2002,Billboard magazine listed the "Big O" at No. 74 in the Top 600 recording artists.Rolling Stone Magazine rated him at No. 13 in their list of The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time in 2008. 

  The Motown recording act at position #4890 has ten (10) songs in the Top 6500. In one (1) of the ten (10) songs they combine their talents with another Motown recording act "The Supremes".This group was the first Motown act to earn a Grammy Award.Six members of the group (Dennis Edwards,Melvin Franklin,Eddie Kendricks,David Ruffin,Otis Williams and Paul Williams) were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.Three of the group's classic songs, "My Girl", "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" and "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" are among The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. 

  Born Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas on October 13,1980 in Glen Cove,Long Island,New York this female at position #4885 appears six (6) times in the Top 6500.Along with this entry she does two (2) duets with Ja Rule,a duet with Fat Joe,a trio and another solo recording in the Top 6500. 

  Born Leslie Sebastian Charles on January 21,1950 in Origin Fyzabad,Trinidad the singer at position #4876 places seven (7) songs in the Top 6500.One of those seven (7) songs can be found in the Top 1000.He waited seven years after scoring his first four UK top 20 successes,before accumulating a series of transatlantic successes,including three U.S. number ones. 

  Born March 26,1944 in Detroit and covering a song originally recorded by Frankie Lymon & Teenagers in 1956 at position #4867,this Motown recording act placed nine (9) songs in the Top 6500.This does not include any of the songs in which she was a member of the Supremes.One of the nine (9) songs includes a duet she does with Lionel Richie and another is a duet with Julio Inglesias. Of the nine (9) songs one is in the Top 1000.In 1976,Billboard magazine named her the "Female Entertainer of the Century." In 1993, the Guinness Book of World Records declared her the most successful female music artist in history with a total of 18 US number one singles:12 as lead singer of The Supremes and six as a soloist. She was the first female solo artist to score six number-ones on the Billboard Hot 100.This feat puts her in a tie for fifth place among solo female artists with the most number-ones on the Hot 100.She is also one of the few recording artists to have two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,one as a solo artist and the other as a member of The Supremes.In December 2007, she received a John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Honors Award. 

  Born Vincent Damon Furnier on February 4,1948 in Allen Park,Michigan this Great Lake State rocker at #4866 has eight (8) rockers in the Top 6500.In 2000 on VH1's "100 Greatest artists of Hard Rock",he was ranked at #20. 

  A rock band from Stockport,England band that got their group's name from a volume of semen that was more than the average amount ejaculated by men, thus emphasising their potency or prowess.They have the song at position #4856 with one of their five hits jn the Top 6500 from April of 1975. 

  Born on July 7,1940 as Richard Starkey in Dingle,Liverpool,England and former Beatle drummer at #4849 has six songs in the Top 6500.This does not include his songs with "The Beatles". 

  Born Sean Paul Ryan Francis Henriques on January 9, 1973 in Kingston,Jamaica in the #4836 position has eleven (11) songs in the Top 6500.Five are duets.One with Beyonce,one with Sia,one with Sasaha,one with Keyshia Cole and one now with Lil Jon.Of the eleven (1) songs five are in the Top 1000. 

  The London rock band at position #4824 has fifteen (15) in the Top 6500,with two (2) of the fifteen (15) in the Top 1000,one (1) is in the Top 300.This band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 10,2003.Rolling Stone Magazine ranked this group at number 70 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. 

  This UK/US recording act a pop rock quartet,assembled by Robert "Bob" Rafelson and Bert Schneider in Los Angeles in 1966,at position #4817 place ten (10) entries into the Top 6500. Two of the entries are in the Top 1000 and one song is in the Top 200. 

  This US duet that consisted of "Captain" Daryl Dragon (born August 27, 1942 in Los Angeles-Died:January 2,2019 in Prescott,Arizona,U.S.A,)and Toni Tennille (born May 8,1940 in Montgomery,Alabama) at the #4808 position have six (6) songs in the Top 6500 with one of them in the Top 1000.Tennille has a contralto vocal range.

  Welcome to the Top 4800.

  Robert Anthony Plant born on August 20,1948 in West Broomwich,England at position #4787 you will find the fourth of seven (7) songs in the Top 6500 for this former Led Zeppelin lead singer.

Born Kenneth Clark "Kenny" Loggins on January 7,1948 in Everett,Washington the Loggins half of the duet at position #4779 has seven songs in the Top 6500.He also does a duet with Stevie Nicks in the Top 6500.There are also three songs he places in the Top 6500 that are solo recordings.Of the three solo recordings two are songs from some rather cult classic movies. 

  Born Gwen Rene Stefani on Friday,October 3, 1969 in Fullerton,California at position #4761 the former "No Doubt" lead singer from Orange county,California places her first of eight songs in the top 6500.At #4761 she is accompanied with Moby.In the Top 6500 she also has two other duets with Eve.Her other five (5) Top 6500 songs are solo acts.Three (3) of the eight (8) songs are in the Top 1000 with one of them in the Top 300.Billboard magazine named Stefani as the thirty-seventh (37th) Hot 100 artist of the 2000-2009 decade.

   Born Clyde Jackson Browne on October 9,1948 in Heidelberg,Germany the recording act at position #4756 has seven (7) songs in the Top 6500 with one (1) of the songs in the Top 1000.Browne was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by his friend Bruce Springsteen.The same year,he received an honorary Doctorate of Music from Los Angeles' Occidental College for "a remarkable musical career that has successfully combined an intensely personal artistry with a broader vision of social change and justice".

Born Justin Randall Timberlake on January 31,1981 in Memphis the recording act at position #4739 has twenty-two (22) songs in the Top 6500.In two (2) of the twenty-two (22) songs he is part of a trio. In one trio he is joined by Nelly Furtado and Timbaland,in  the other trio he is accompanied by 50 Cent and Timbaland.In nine (9) of the twenty-two (22) songs he is part of a duo.He does two (2) duos each with both T.I. and Jay-Z,one duet with Madonna,one duet with Michael Jackson,one duet with Chris Stapleton,one with Timbaland and another duet with Ciara.The other eleven (11) songs are solo acts. He Has five (5) songs in the top 1000 with three in the top 300 and one of songs in the Top 200.

 At position #4738 this Montreal based rock band places it's second of five (5) songs in the Top 6500.

  Covering Bobby Fullers' 1966 hit the British rock band at #4729 has five (5) songs in the Top 6500.In 2004,Rolling Stone Magazine ranked this band at number 30 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

  The recording act at position #4711 with lead singer Ray Sawyer from Union City,New Jersey places their first of five (5) songs in the Top 6500.

At position #4710 this Newport Beach,California native makes his first of two entrys in the Top 6500.

  Born Thomas John Woodward on June 7,1940 in Trefforest,Pontypridd, Wales,United Kingdom. This recording act at #4709 has eight (8) songs in the Top 6500 with one (1) song in the Top 500.

  Welcome to the Top 4700.

  Born Robert Thomas Velline on April 30,1943 in Fargo,.This North Dakota native at #4693 has seven (7) songs in the Top 6500.

     Making their second appearance in the Top 6500 this Jersey City,New Jersey jazz/R&B/soul/funk/disco group at position #4672 has five (5) songs in the Top 6500.

Born Ernest Evans on October 3,1941 in Andrews,South Carolina and raised in Philadelphia at #4667 this recording act places seven (7) songs in the Top 6500.Two (2) of the seven (7) are in the Top 1000,One song is in the Top 100.

At #4666 this southern California girl band places their first of five (5) songs in the Top 6500 with one (1) of them in the Top 1000.

  Born Robert Barisford Brown on February 5, 1969 in Roxbury,Massachusetts the recording act at #4652 has five (5) songs in the Top 6500.On one song he is accompanied by Glen Mederious.One song is in the Top 500.These five (5) songs do not include any songs with "New Edition".He was married to Whitney Houston from 1992-2007.

The Beatles have the song at #4646.You can find this song on the opposite side of the 45 RPM record "Ticket To Ride".

Born in Burleson,Texas on April 24,1982;the first winner of "American Idol" in 2002 (most successful of all the Idols) places her second of twelve (12) songs in the top 6500 at position #4634.One of her twelve (12) songs is in the top 200.

Born Victoria Louise "Pixie" Lott on January 12,1991 in Broomley,London, England this singer has had three #1s on the UK Official Chart.However, one of those three songs (the one that went to #1 on September 13,2009) is at position #4622.This is her one and only appearance in the Top 6500. Lott is in a relationship with fashion model Oliver Cheshire. 

  Born on August 13th,1938 in Detroit this R&B keyboard/composer at position #4603 peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with this happy instrumental on May 11th,1959.

   Born Lionel Brockman Richie on June 20, 1949 in Tuskegee,Alabama.The recording act at #4601 has nine (9) songs in the Top 6500.One of the songs is a duet with Diana Ross.Four (4) of the nine (9) songs are in the Top 1000.This does not include his songs with the Commodores.

 Welcome,now we start with the 4500s.We will look at the next 100 songs and highlight some of them.

  2000 songs finished 4500 more.4/13 finished 9/13 to go.

  Born on September 18th,1933 in Camas,Washington the singer at position #4590 places six (6) songs in the top 6500.

   At #4579 is this song by this Nashville,Tennessee based doo wop group.This song is only 1 minute 37 seconds long and is the shortest song ever to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.The lead singer was born on April 26,1938 in Lancaster,South Carolina.

   Born in Burbank,California on November 8,1948,the singer at position #4571 places her first of three songs in the top 6500.One of them is in the top 1000.She was married to Michael O'Keefe from 1991-1999.

   At #4560 this native American rock group based in Los Angeles had a song that Cash Box Magazine ranked as the #2 song for the entire year of 1974.

   Born Jewel Kitcher on May 23,1974 in Payson,Utah (raised in Homer,Alaska);the recording act at position #4552 has six (6) songs in the top 6500 with one of them in the top 500.

  The rock band at position #4551 places 9 songs in the Top 6500.The song at position #4551 peaked at #5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and at #1 on the Canadian RPM Weekly singles chart.

   Born December 30,1934 and died on February 8,1990 from the Great Lake States' second biggest city of Grand Rapids;the Michigan rocker at position #4544 places five (5) songs in the Top 6500.One of the five (5) songs is in the Top 500.

 At position #4539 a San Diego rock band places the second of four songs in the Top 6500.One song is in the Top 100.

 A Chicago based R&B group has their one and only song in the Top 6500 at position #4528.

  The UK rock band formed in 1971 at position #4511 places its second of two songs in the Top 6500.

  The Boston based boy band at position #4497 has six (6) songs in the Top 6500.

   The three sisters out of Oakland,California make their first appearance in the Top 6500 at position #4490.They have a total of six songs in the top 6500.

Lina Rafn born August 12th,1976 in Copenhagen,Denmark is the lead singer of the Copenhagen group that has the song at position #4488.The song went to #1 in Denmark and peaked at #2 in Ireland,Hungary and the UK.

Born on August 11th,1949 in Cleveland,Ohio (raised in Lyndhurst,Ohio) the singer at position #4486 places his first of three (3) songs in the top 6500.

  The San Francisco based rock band at position #4484 managed to place seven (7) songs in the Top 6500. Two (2) of the seven (7) are in the Top 1000.A USA Today opinion poll in 2005 asked respondents to weigh in on who they thought was the best American rock band in history;this band came in fifth (5th) place.

   Born Thomas Gregory Jackson on the 29th of April in 1947 in Dayton,Ohio,the recording act at position #4483 appears seven (7) times in the Top 6500.He is solo at #4483 but in his other six (6) entries he is accompanied by his back up group the "Shondells".

  Born on September 1,1965 in Long Jetty,New South Wales,Australia the artist at #4479 Is the artist who peaked at #4 on the Australian (ARIA) singles chart in June of 1990.He is more known for his acting,particularly for his roles in the Australian soap operas "Home And Away" and "Neighbours".

  Born Doris Elaine Higginsen,dauugher of a Barbadian Pentecostal minister in the borough of the Bronx in New York City on January 6th,1937 (died February 16th,2014) the singer at position #4464 places her one and only song in the top 6500. She sang back-up for the Rolling Stones,Humble Pie,Kevin Ayers,Pink Floyd (on their album "Dark Side Of The Moon"),George Harrison,Johnny Hallyday,Dusty Sprinfield,Nick Drake and Carly Simon. 

   Born on August 4th,1989 in Darwin,Northern Territory,Australia the recording act at position #4459 makes her one and only appearance in the Top 6500.She was the runner-up in 2006 for the fourth season of Australia Idol.

  The artist has received thirteen (13) ARIA Music Awards nominations, of which she has won two. In April 2013, she was ranked at number 16 on Hearld Sun's list of the "100 Greatest Australian Singers of All Time". 

  An LA alternative rock band places it's one and only song in the top 6500 at position #4439.One interpretation is that the song is about a man who is in love with alcohol. Group member Jonette Napolitano mentions this in her book titled "Rough Mix", that the song was written about her relationship with Marc Moreland of the band "Wall Of Voodoo".

  Born David Ian Jackson on August 11,1954 in Burton upon Trent,Staffordshire.You can find this Englishman at position #4424 with one of his hits from his 1979 album titled "Look Sharp".The song has been covered by Undeclinable Ambuscade,Wes Carr,Kid Courageous, Sugar Ray,Da Vinci's Notebook,James Michael and Goldfinger.The song is featured in the 1998 romantic comedy film starring Cameron Diaz,Matt Dillon & Ben Stiller titled "There's Something About Mary".

  Born Johnny Allen Hendrix on November 27,1942 in Seattle (died of a drug overdose on September 18,1970 in Kensington,London,England)the recording act at position #4409 places fourteen (14) songs in the Top 6500. Three (3) of the fourteen (14) are in the Top 1000 and one song in the Top 200.In 1966,Hendrix,who played and recorded with Little Richard's band from 1964 to 1965,said,"I want to do with my guitar what Little Richard does with his voice.Hendrix won many of the most prestigious rock music awards in his lifetime,and has been posthumously awarded many more,including being inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005.An English Heritage blue plaque was erected in his name on his former residence at Brook Street in London in September of 1997.A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (at 6627 Hollywood Blvd.) was dedicated in 1994.In 2006,his debut US album,"Are You Experienced", was inducted into the United States National Recording Registry and Rolling Stone named Hendrix the top guitarist on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all-time in 2003.He was also the first person inducted into the Native American Music Hall of Fame.

  Born Peter Gene Hernandez on October 8th,1985 in Honolulu,Hawaii one of the three  singers of this trio places his first of fifteen (14) songs in the top 6500 at position #4379.Six (6) of the fifteen songs are in the top 1000 with five songs in the top 500 and four songs in the top 100.

  The UK rock band from London at position #4365 make their fourth of nine (9) appearances in the Top 6500.The group has had five Top 10 singles on the US Billboard chart.Nine of their albums charted in the Top 40.In the UK,the group had seventeen Top 20 singles and five Top 10 albums.Four of their albums have been certified gold by the RIAA.Among numerous honours,they received the Ivor Novello Award for "Outstanding Service to British Music".In 1990,their first year of eligibility,the original four members of The group were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame,as well as the UK Music Hall of Fame in November 2005.

  Born Paul Frederic Simon on October 13,1941 in Newark,New Jersey.This garden state native first appearing at position #6066 in the countdown and now at position #4359 he makes his second of eight (8) apperances in the Top 6500. These eight appearances does not include any of his appearances along side Art Garfunkel.Two (2) of the eight (8) songs are in the Top 1000 with one of them in the Top 500.Through his solo and collaborative work,he has earned 13 Grammys,including the Lifetime Achievement Award.In 2001,he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in 2006 was selected as one of the "100 People Who Shaped the World" by Time  magazine.Among many other honors,he was named the first recipient of the Library of Congress's Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in 2003.

  Born on December 1,1938 in Santa Monica,California the recording act at position #4354 Places his first of two songs in the top 6500.This song peaked at #4 for two weeks on the US Billboard Hot 100 beginning on October 19th,1959.

  Born Sophie Michelle Ellis-Bextor in Hounslow,London,England on April 10th,1979 The artist at position #4324 places her first of two (2) songs in the top 6500.On March 22, 2013 she performed outdoors at Old Republic Square in Almaty,Kazakhstan.

  The Chicago native at position #4323 makes his second of four entrees in the Top 6500.

  The song at position #4316 is a song written by the outstanding songwriting duo of Gerry Goffin and Carole King.Canadian Michael Buble released a version of the song on deluxe editions of his hit album "Crazy Love".

   Born in 1953 in Lancashire,England this singer has a song that charted in both 1979 & 1989.The song appears at #4314.In 1979 the artist at position #4314 was given the opportunity to sing a song that was the theme tune for a new soap opera set at a women's prison:"Prisoner". The song, at #4314 was written by Allan Caswell and was released as a single in Australia. It reached number one on the singles chart and sold in excess of 80,000 copies in Australia.Ten years after this initial success, the song was issued in the UK for the first time. To coincide with the series' first broadcast on UK television the single was rush-released and reached number 3 instantly in the UK singles chart in 1989. She then performed "On the Inside" on "Top Of The Pops" and similar TV programmes throughout the UK.

   Born on November 5,1974 in Jacksonville,North Carolina,USA the singer at position #4311 makes his one and only appearance in the Top 6500.

   This Columbus,Georgia,USA native along with his band makes his one and only appearance in the Top 6500 at position #4305.

  The  band originally formed in Orlando,Florida in 1995,at position #4299 has seven (7) songs in the Top 6500 with one song in the Top 1000.The band then went on hiatus in 2004,and rhythm guitarist Adam Gaynor left the band in 2005,after performing on the first three studio albums.As a result,Paul Doucette took over rhythm guitar,and the band re-united and released a compilation album,"Exile on Mainstream",in 2007,which was certified gold in the United States.The the group went on hiatus and its members focused on solo work,although while on tour in 2009 and 2010 Rob Thomas has repeatedly said that the band will get back together to record another album.

  A Michigan rocker is at position #4267 in the Top 6500.The song was first released as a track off this Michigan rocker's 1978 album "Stranger In Town". It was then released again as a track off of his 1981 live album "Nine Tonight".But this time it was also released as a single in "January of 1982" and it manages to place at position #4267.

  The Aberdeen,Washington rock band at #4263 have four (4) songs in the Top 6500.Two (2) of the four (4) are in the Top 1000, with one in the Top 300.The band's brief run ended with Cobain's death in April of 1994,but the band's influence and popularity endured in the years that followed.In 2002,"You Know You're Right,"an unfinished demo from the band's final recording session, topped radio playlists around the world.Since their debut,the band has sold over twenty-five million albums in the US alone, and over fifty million worldwide.

  Born Quentin Dupieux on April 14,1974 in France he sings the song at #4257 and this is the song that the Official Chart Company (UK) ranked as the ninth (9th) biggest song in the UK for the entire year of 1999.

A Dutch rock band,consisting members Rinus Gerritsen,George Kooymans.Barry Hay and Caesar Zuiderwik founded in 1961 in The Hague have the song at position #4252.This is one of their two song in the top 6500. 

  The song at position #4248 began a four (4) week run at #1 on the ARIA (Australia) charts beginning March 2,1992 and was the song that ARIA ranked as the fourteenth (14th) best song for the entire year of 1992.Unlike most of his previous songs, this song combines subtle melodies with gentle vocals to bring forward the issues of environmental conservation and world poverty.The lyrics juxtapose the many marvels and feats of human civilization with the death of the natural world,constantly emphasizing the passing of time:'Time is not a friend, 'cos friends we're out of time'.The recording features an unaccredited George Harrison on lead guitar.

  Born Damien Leo Leith on the 18th of January in 1976 in Dublin.The Irish-born Australian idol winner for 2006 at position #4247 topped the Australia (ARIA) singles chart for four (4) weeks with this song beginning December 4,2006.

  An American rock band that was formed by Tony Scalzo,Miles Zuniga and Joey Shuffield in Austin,Texas in 1995, has the song at position #4236.The band originally called themselves "Magneto U.S.A." but changed their name after signing with Hollywood Records.The song at position #4236 spent seven (7) weeks at the top Billboard Magazine's (USA) Modern Rock Tracks chart. This is their one and only song in the top 6000.   

  The UK boy band featuring Gary Barlow (born January 20,1971 in Frodsham,Cheshire, England) at position #4233 makes eight (8) appearances in the Top 6500.Four (4) of the eight (8) songs are in the Top 1000.

  An alternative rock band formed by Mike Edwards,Jerry De Borg,Al Doughty,Iain Baker & Simon Matthews in Baradford-on-Avon,Wiltshire,England make their one and only appearance in the Top 6500 at position #4219.The song is about the ending of the cold war.It peaked at #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 (kept out of #1 by Bryan Adams) but only peaked at #31 in the UK.Hmmmmm?

   Making their second of five (5) appearances in the Top 5000 is the British rock group at position #4214".They have two (2) songs in the Top 1000.This group  together with "The Jimi Hendrix Experience", made a significant impact upon the popular music of the time,and along with "Jimi Hendrix" popularised the use of the "wah-wah pedal". They provided a heavy yet technically proficient musical theme that foreshadowed and influenced the emergence of English bands such as "Led Zeppelin","Deep Purple",and "The Jeff Beck Group" in the late 1960s. The band's live performances influenced progressive rock acts such as "Rush",jam bands such as The "Allman Brothers Band","Grateful Dead","Phish" and heavy metal bands such as "Black Sabbath."Cream" was ranked #16 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock and Rolling Stone Magazine named them the sixty-sixth (66th) greatest artist of all time.
 
  Born on June 15, 1910 in London (died August 23, 1990 in Burbank,California),this British-born American song writer has the song at position #4209.This is the song that Cash Box Magazine ranked as #8 for the entire year of 1962.

   From 1965 the first record to reach the Top 10 (going to #9) on the Billboard Hot 100 for this New York City based group is the song at #4208.On September 4,1993 when Jim Abbott of the New York Yankees pitched a no-hitter,the song was played after the "Twisted Sister" song,"We're Not Gonna Take It".The song is also 
significantly featured in the Jim Sheridan movie "In America",as an Irish-immigrant family,having entered the U.S.A. on false pretenses,enters New York City for the first time,and was also the theme song to the ABC Family series "State of Grace".Other movies which the song was featured include the 1999 comedy,"American Pie" and the 2006 movie,"Date Movie".The  song was ranked #216 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.The song was covered by Steve Tyrell in "Second Sight".

   The band "Chicago" from their album "Chicago 17" have the song at position #4207 with a song that was their third song to be released from the album.The song peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January of 1985.  

Welcome to the 4100s.

  The UK band at Position #4198 place five (5) songs in the Top 4000.common with The Beatles,they came from Liverpool and were managed by Brian Epstein.They are most remembered for being the first act to reach number one on the UK Singles Chart with their first three single releases.It was a record that was not equaled for 20 years,until the mid-80s success of fellow Liverpool band "Frankie Goes to Hollywood"."Gerry & the Pacemakers" are the second most successful group from Liverpool to hit the US pop charts behind the Beatles.

  Born on July 22,1992 in Grand Prairie,Texas,USA is a recording act who places her first of two songs in the Top 6500 at #4159.Once her and a Canadian superstar were an item.

  Three sexy London ladies (Siobh'n Donaghy, Mutya Buena and Keisha Buchanan) place their second of three songs in the top 6500 at position #4156.In October of 2007 this song peaked at #1 on the Official Chart Company in the UK.

  Glee Cast cover a Tina Turner song at position #4154.

 The artist/actress born Cherilyn Sarkisian on May 20, 1946 in El Centro,California at position #4137 has eleven (12) songs in the Top 6500.Four (4) of the ten (10) were with her ex-husband Sonny and the other eight (8) she does solo.Two (2) of the ten (10) songs are in the Top 1000 and one of them is in the top 100.She is the only female solo artist to reach the Top Ten of the Billboard Hot 100 in each of four decades (1960s,1970s,1980s and 1990s).She holds the Hot 100 record for the longest hit-making career span,with thirty-three (33) years between the release of her first and most recent #1 singles,in 1965 and 1998.

  The song at position #4131 is by an English indie rock band formed in 2002 in High Green,a suburb of Sheffield; The band consists of Alex Turner (lead vocals,rhythm guitar), Jamie Cook (lead guitar, backing vocals), Nick O'Malley (bass, backing vocals), and Matt Helders (drums, backing vocals). Former band member Andy Nicholson (bass guitar, backing vocals) left the band in 2006 shortly after its debut album was released.

 The song at position #4116 is the song that the "National Music Express" (United Kingdom) ranked as the #12 song for the entire year of 1955.From October 14 to November 11 (4 weeks) it was at the Top of the charts in the UK.It is also from the movie of the same name starring "Jimmy Stewart"

  Born Gene Francis Alan Pitney on February 17, 1940 in Hartford the capital and largest city of the US state of Connecticut (died on April 5,2006 in Cardiff,Wales,UK).This is the fourth of six entries in the countdown from this native Connecticut singer at position #4113.As a performer,he charted singles sixteen (16) "Top 40" hits in the U.S.,four in the "Top 10".In the UK he had 22 "Top 40" hits,and 11 "Top Tens"!He wrote the early 1960s hits "He's a Rebel"by "The Crystals",and "Hello Mary Lou",by "Rick Nelson".He was among a small group of early 1960s American acts such as Roy Orbison,Bobby Vinton,The Four Seasons Jan and Dean,Jay and the Americans,The Beach Boys and The Supremes who continued to enjoy hits after the British Invasion in the U.S. in 1964.

 The British trio at #4104 place eight (8) songs in the Top 6500.The band consisted of Keith Emerson (keyboards),Greg Lake (guitar,bass guitar,vocals) and Carl Palmer (drums, percussion).

  The song at #4102 originally was a hit for Ben E.King in 1961. Ten years later on August 24,1971 Lady Soul took it #1 on Radio station WABC in New York City.It spent two weeks at #1 and WABC ranked the song as the twentieth (20th) best song for the entire year of 1971.Lady Soul's version earned a gold single for sales of over one million.New Orleans'Dr. John played keyboards on the Queen of Soul's version.Her version was more intense than the original.Lady Soul also changed the lyrics slightly,from "A red rose up in Spanish Harlem" to "There's a rose in Black 'n Spanish Harlem.A rose in Black 'n Spanish Harlem."!!!!!
 The topic of the lyrics was not original to this song,however.A centuries-old Czech folk song,called "Rozmaranka",or "Na tom praeskem most?" contained the same symbolic idea of a flower growing neglected up through the city pavement and of someone plucking it and cultivating it in his own garden.It is possible that this theme existed in the folk songs of other nations also,and it may or may not have been known to the writers of "Spanish Harlem".

  Welcome,now we start with the 4000s. 5/13 finished 8/13 to go.

  The Canadian singer Born Leslie Feist on February 13,1976 in Amherst,Nova Scotia (raised  in Calgary,Alberta)has the song in the #4099 position with one of her songs from "October of 2007".This song is from this singer's third studio album,"The Reminder". It is this singer's most successful single to date.The original song was written by Sally Seltmann,an Australian singer-songwriter who records under the name "New Buffalo",and Feist added and rewrote parts of the lyrics.At the 2008 Juno Awards in Calgary,she was the top winner with five awards,including Songwriter of the Year,Artist of the Year,Pop Album of the Year,Album of the Year and Single of the Year.

    A Bay State band from Malden named "Extreme" headed by frontmen Gary Cherone and Nuno Bettencourt,with one of their hits that peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in October of 1991 holds down the #4097 position. 

  The British musical duo,formed in 1980 by Scottish front woman Annie Lennox (born December 25,1954 in Aberdeen) and English musician Dave Stewart (born September 9,1952 in Sunderland),at position #4092 have six (6) songs in the Top 6500 with one song in the Top 1000.These six (6) only include the duets songs and none of their solo acts or acts performed with other artists.

    The Orlando,Florida boy band at position #4067 has ten (10) songs in the Top 6500 with one (1) of them in the Top 1000.According to the US Billboard 200,they are the first artist since Nigerian "Sade" to have each of their albums reach the top 10 on the chart.

    This native of Spring Hill,Nova Scotia,Canada with her song at #4060 on October 28th,1978 began a three (3) week run at #1 in Canada.She also managed to spend one week at the Top of the charts south of the border.

  The LA based rock band at position #4036 place sixteen (16) songs in the Top 6500 with two of them in the Top 1000,and one of them in the Top 500.After Morrison's death in 1971,the remaining members continued as a trio until finally disbanding for good in 1973.Although The groups' active career ended in 1973,their popularity has persisted.According to the RIAA,they have sold over 32.5 million albums in the US alone.The band has sold over 75 million albums worldwide.Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger still tour sometimes with additional musicians as Manzarek-Krieger,performing Doors songs.In 1993,The Doors were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.In 1998, "Light My Fire" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame under the category Rock (track).In 2000,"The Doors" were ranked number 32 on VH1's 100 Greatest Hard Rock Artists,and "Light My Fire" was ranked number seven on VH1's Greatest Rock Songs.In 2002,the group was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame under the category Rock (Album).In 2004,"Rolling Stone magazine" ranked The "Doors" #41 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.In 2007, the group received a lifetime achievement award at the 2007 Grammy Awards.In 2007,"The Doors" received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.In 2009,"Riders On The Storm" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame under the category Rock (track).The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine includes three studio albums by The Doors; "The Doors" at number 42, "L.A. Woman" at number 362 and "Strange Days" at number 407. The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine includes two songs by The Doors:"Light My Fire" at number 35 and "The End" at number 328.The Doors were ranked number 20 on VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Artists of Rock and Roll.TheRecording Academy announced the 2010 Grammy Hall Of Fame Inductees,including The Doors' Riders On The Storm.
   The Doors were unusual among rock groups because they rarely used a bass guitar when playing live.Instead, Manzarek played the bass lines with his left hand on the newly invented Fender Rhodes Piano Bass,an offshoot of the Fender Rhodes electric piano,playing other keyboards with his right hand.On their studio albums The Doors did sometimes use bass players,such as Douglas Lubahn,Jerry Scheff,Harvey Brooks,Lonnie Mack,Larry Knechtel,Leroy Vinnegar and Ray Neopolitan.Many of The Doors' original songs were group compositions,with Morrison or Krieger contributing the lyrics and an initial melody, and the others providing harmonic and rhythmic suggestions, or even entire sections of songs, such as Manzarek's organ introduction to "Light My Fire".

   The song at #4032 is a cover done by a British comedian and an alternative rock band.The original version went to #1 in the USA twenty-two (22) years earlier by a singer from Atlanta.That version of the song is in the Top 2000.This is his one and only appearance in the entire top 6500. 

  The singer born John Alvin Ray on January 10, 1927 in Dallas,Oregon,U.S.A. (died February 24, 1990 in LA) is at position #4030 had some success in his native country but was alot more popular in the UK and Australia.The song at position #4030 stayed at #1 in the UK between June 7 and June 28 in 1957 and was the National Music Express' (UK) eighth (8th) biggest song for the entire year of 1957.It was #32 for that year in Australia but didn't even chart in the year-end Top 100 in the USA.It only reached #18 on the Billboard Singles chart.He became deaf in his right ear at age 13 after an accident during a Boy Scout event.It was his participation in the "blanket toss," a sort of variation of the trampoline,that traumatized the youngster's inner ear.He later performed wearing a hearing aid.Surgery performed in New York in 1958 left him almost completely deaf in both ears,although hearing aids helped his condition.
  He had issues surface regarding his sexuality several times in his career,including two arrests for soliciting men for sex.He quietly pleaded guilty and paid a fine after the first arrest,in the restroom of the Stone Theatre burlesque house in Detroit,which was just prior to the release of his first record in 1951.He went to trial following the second arrest in 1959,also in Detroit,for soliciting an undercover officer in one of the city's gay bars.He was found not guilty.Despite these issues,he married Marilyn Morrison a short time after he gave his first New York concert,which was at the Copacabana in 1952.The wedding ceremony,attended by then New York mayor "Vincent R. Impellitteri",made the cover of the New York Daily News.Morrison,the daughter of a Los Angeles nightclub owner,was aware of the singer's sexuality from the start,telling a friend she would "straighten it out."The couple separated in 1953 and divorced in 1954.In the years hence,writers have noted that the marriage occurred under false pretenses,and that he had a long-term relationship with his manager,Bill Franklin.He also had a relationship with columnist Dorothy Kilgallen,whom he met following an appearance on "What's My Line" in 1956.Kilgallen was a strong support for him during the 1959 solicitation trial.He drank regularly and his alcoholism caught up with him in 1960,when he was hospitalized for tuberculosis.He recovered but continued drinking,and was diagnosed with cirrhosis at age fifty.On February 24,1990,he died of liver failure at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.He is buried at Hopewell Cemetery near Hopewell,Oregon.For his contribution to the recording industry,he  has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard.

  At position #4022 is Michigan rocker Suzi Quatro going down to "Devil Gate Drive" from November of 1974."Devil Gate Drive" was Quatro's second (and final) number one single in the UK, spending two weeks at the top of the chart in 1974.The song was also featured on the show "Happy Days",during season 5,on the episode, "Fonzie and Leather Tuscadero, Part II".

  At position #4020 is a song that originally topped the Billboard Hot 100 for nine (9) weeks in 1981 by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie is covered thirteen (13) years later by Long Islander Mariah Carey & Luther Vandross have the song at position #4020.Walter Afanasieff produced Luther Vandross and Mariah Carey's cover of the song for Vandross' Epic Records released album "Songs",and it is known for being Carey's first "high-profile" duet (an earlier duet,"I'll Be There," was with the then-unknown background singer Trey Lorenz).At the 1995 Grammy Awards,the song was nominated in the new category of Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals,losing to "Funny How Time Slips Away" by Al Green and Lyle Lovett.Columbia Records later included the song on Carey's compilation album Greatest Hits (2001) and then again on her next compilation album,"The Ballads" (2008). 

  The song at position #4013 on October 25,1971 began a five (5) week run at the top of the Australian weekly singles chart. It was the eighth (8th) biggest song in Australia for the entire year of 1971.It was the artists second commercial single in the USA.Also,the song and its title serve as the theme song for,and title of,a long-running radio series broadcast of bluegrass music on WAMU-PBS and Bluegrass Country,hosted by Fred Bartenstein and produced for the International Bluegrass Music Museum,near the Ohio River in Owensboro,Kentucky.

  Born on June 8,1977 in Atlanta,Georgia.The recording act at position #4009 places his first of twelve (12) songs in the Top 6500.Four (4) of the 12 are in the Top 1000.

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