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Dec 21, 2018 at 11:17 AM

Welcome To The Top 3000

  On November 3,1986 the song at position #2988 began a seven (7) week run at #1 in Australia.It was the #1 song in Australia for the entire year of 1986.The song also was awarded the 1987 Aria Award for "Single of the Year".The song at position #2988 is a song written by Andy Qunta,Keith Reid,Maggie Ryder and Chris Thompson for the singer at position #2988,which he recorded for his sixteenth album "Whispering Jack" released in 1986.Reid,who wrote the lyrics,told the magazine "Songfacts": "It's an anti-war song in a way,but it was more of a 'make your voice heard' kind of thing.Wake up to your own power." It is also one of this singer's biggest international successes,reaching the top 10 in many European countries.

  On May 7,1979 the song at position #2986 by this UK group began an eight (8) week run at the top of the singles chart in Australia.It was also the #1 song for the entire year of 1979 in Australia. 

  The song at position #2979 topped the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks beginning April 25,1970.This song was written with the same design as "I Want You Back",and was first heard on American Bandstand in February 1970.This song knocked The Beatles song "Let It Be" out of the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1970.

  Some musicologists consider the song at position #2977 to be the first rock & roll record ever. There is another version of this song by a Toronto band in the Top 1000.The version by the Toronto band was popular around the same time as the version at position #2977.The version at position #2977 spent seven (7) weeks at #1 on the Cash Box Magazine's Singles Chart in 1954.The version by the Toronto based band in 1954 also spent seven (7) weeks at #1 on the Cash Box Magazine's Singles Chart and seven (7) weeks at #1 on the Billboard's Singles chart.The recording act at position #2977 is a 1950s US doo-wop group:Carl (lead) and Claude Feaster (baritone), Jimmy Keyes (first tenor),Floyd "Buddy" McRae (second tenor) and Ricky Edwards (bass).They formed in 1951 in the Bronx,New York,but were not discovered until three years later,when they were spotted singing in a subway station,a performance that ultimately landed them a recording contract with Atlantic Records' Cat Records label.In 2004,this song ranked at #215 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time.

    The song at position #2959 is a cover of a song released nine years earlier from the movie "Looking For Mr.Goodbar" starring "Diane Keaton".As a matter of fact the original version is only forty-one (41) positions higher on the countdown.The recording at position #2959 topped the UK charts for four weeks in September 1986, becoming the third (3rd) biggest record of the year in the process.The featured guest vocalist on the recording was jazz singer Sarah Jane Morris.

    The song at position #2939 is a cover of a song done 34 years earlier.That original version is in the Top 200.The version at position #2940 was part of the soundtrack to the movie Shrek.

  This disco group from Munich,Germany consisting of Linda G. Thompson,Penny McLean,Ramona Wulf,Jackie Carter,Zenda Jacks and Rhonda Heath at position #2931 make their second and final appearance in the top 6500.This song peaked at #1 on Cash Box (US) Magazine's singles chart for the week of June 19th in 1976.

  Born in Jakarta,Indonesia on July 21st,1955 is the singer who has the song at position #2926. He spent many of his childhood years moving around the world residing in the Netherlands,the United States,  Singapore, Luxembourg,Belgium and Germany.The song At #2926 peaked at #3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks beginning September 3rd,1983.This is the singer's one and only appearance in the top 6500.

    The song at #2921 would be covered twenty (20) years later.The cover version for this song is in the Top 200.The recording act who performs the song at position #2921 was born on October 5,1952 in Munich, Germany.The song at position #2921 is the electronic instrumental theme from the 1984 film Beverly Hills Cop.The title of the song comes from the movie's main character's name,Axel Foley (played by Eddie Murphy).In addition to the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack,the song also appears on Faltermeyer's 1988 album Harold F. as a bonus track.Reportedly Faltermeyer was against including it,but MCA insisted,as it was his most recognizable track.

    On June 11th,1960 the song at #2916 began a three (3) week run at the top of the Australian singles chart. This song was the #2 song for the entire year of 1960 according to "Jimmy Barnes" in his book "The BOOK".This song also reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States in 1963 and in the top 10 in Britain in 1960.The distinctive sound of the original recording was achieved by the use of an instrument of the singer's own design called the "wobble board",actually a two by three foot piece of Masonite.The lyrics of the song have also been compared to a poem by Australian poet Richard H. Kendall whose work includes a poem called "On Preston Bar" which features a pet wallaby called "Tymie". In the poem Tymie seeks to escape from his master,Mr Roberts. The singer of the song at position #2916 offered four unknown backing musicians 10 percent of the royalties for the song,but they decided to take a recording fee of 28 pounds between them because they thought the song would be a flop.

  Madonna at position #2903 from the movie "With Honors" is there with her 1994 hit  "I'll Remember".This song has characteristics of late Seventies styled songs.It utilizes a synthesized keyboard arrangement to bring about a continuously reverberating sound of heartbeat. Madonna's voice is supported by backing vocals. Contemporary critics praised the song,hailing it as one of Madonna's best works. After its release,the song peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100,becoming Madonna's fifth song to do so.It reached the top of the charts in Canada (Much Music for two (2) weeks) and Italy. In other nations it reached the top ten.

 Now the 2800s.We now will look at the next 100 songs and highlight some of them.

   Born in Coalinga,California on November 12,1917 (died:July 16,2008) the singer at position #2896 began a three (3) week run at #1 on the Billboard Singles Chart on March 3rd,1954.The singer of the song at position #2896 was also viewed as a pioneer of modern musical parody,having won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album in 1961 (with husband Paul Weston)for their album Jonathan and Darlene Edwards in Paris.She was also the first woman to have a No 1 on the UK Singles Chart.

  This Toledo,Ohio native who was born on May 7th,1931 is the singer of the song at position #2883. At the same time the song at position #2883 was on the charts there was another version of this song on the US Billboard charts.That version hit the top of the Billboard singles chart.That version by a female from Paulsboro,New Jersey is at a higher position in the Top 6500 of this list.The singer at position #2883 altogether,she recorded nearly 600 song titles.For her contribution to the recording industry,she has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1708 Vine Street.In 2007 she was inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame.The singer died on October 17,2007,at her home in New Rochelle,New York,of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP),a rare degenerative brain disease.She was 76.

   This one hit wonder at position #2873 is by a duo that formed at the University of Wisconsin in Madison in the late 1950s.The group was primarily composed of Jim Sundquist (from Kingsford,Michigan),and Phil Humphrey (from Milwaukee, Wisconsin).When the duo formed Humphrey lived in Stoughton,Wisconsin with his wife and daughter. Sundquist and Humphrey shared the same birthday November 26,1937. They called themselves "the Fendermen", because they both played Fender guitars and they connected them both to the same amplifier.The song at position #2874 is a classic country song written by Jimmie Rodgers and first recorded by him in 1930. The song at position #2873 peaked at #5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on Radio Station CHUM from Toronto in July of 1960.This is the duo's one and only song in the top 6500.

  The song at position #2871 is a cover of a song that went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 one year earlier.That song is in the Top 500.The song at position #2871 reached #3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts.This remake blended Latin influences,including a mixture of classic Spanish guitar and flamenco,with American pop sounds and the recording act at position #2871 saying "Light my fire light my fire light my fire" over and over again.The single helped to spur the worldwide success of the album, Feliciano!,which was nominated for multiple Grammy awards in 1969.

On March 11,1974 the song at position #2865 began a seven (7) week run at #1 on the Australian single charts.Further in Australia (David Kent) this was the #1 song for the entire year of 1974.The singer of the song at position #2865 was born Bernard William Jewry on September 27,1942 in Muswell Hill, North London,UK.

  In Los Angeles after seeing the streets signs of "Hollywood" & "Argyle" Gary Paxton (formermember of Skip & Flip)created the group known as the "Hollywood Argyles" who record the song in the #2852 position. The song in the #2852 position is based on the comic strip character of the same name. On July 11th,1960 this song reached #1 on the Billboard (US) Hot 100.The lead vocalist on the track was Norm Davis.He was paid a one-time fee of $25 for his work on the single.He later became a poet and poetry teacher in Rochester,New York.

  The recording act at position #2824 makes her one and only appearance in the Top 6500.This LA singer released this song as the soundtrack to the Tom Cruise film "Days Of Thunder".

  On December 24,1966 this Australian band at position #2814 began a six week run at #1 with their one and only entry in the Top 6500.The song was written by band members George Young and Harry Vanda,

  The UK female group has the song at position #2804.This song spent 4 weeks at #1 in the UK. The song also reached number one in Ireland, and reached the top forty in the Australia, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland and the Netherlands. It also entered the top 100 in Brazil,France and Germany.

  The New York City group at position #2803 has placed four songs in the Top 6500 but this is the only one to peak at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100.It spent two weeks at #1 beginning November 3,1962.The song was produced by Phil Spector and written by Gene Pitney.

  Born Cornell Haynes,Jr. on  November 2,1974 in Austin,Texas (raised in St,Louis) is the singer at position #2798 and this is his the sixth of fifteen (15) appearances in the Top 5000,He has four songs in the Top 1000.Three songs in the top 500. And one song in the Top 100 a duet with Texan Kelly Rowland.He won Grammy Awards in 2003 and 2004 and starred in the 2005 remake film The Longest Yard with Adam Sandler and Chris Rock.He has two clothing lines,Vokal and Apple Bottoms.He has been referred to by Peter Shapiro as "one of the biggest stars of the new millennium",and he has sold over 20 million records.On December 11th,2009 he was ranked as the 3rd Top Overall Artist of the 2000-2009 decade by Billboard Magazine.

  The song at #2783 is the same melody as a very popular 1963 Beach Boy song that is in the Top 1000.This song at position #2783 reached #2 on the Billboard single charts and Rolling Stone Magazine ranked the song at #272 on their list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in 2004.

  The song at #2778 went to #1 for the week of March 29,1975 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song was remade by four prominent female singers and the song went to #1 again twenty-six years later for five (5) weeks beginning on June 2,2001.The 2001 version of this song is in the Top 1000.The song is most famous for its sexually suggestive chorus of  "voulez-vous coucher avec moi (ce soir)".The singer at position #2778's version of the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003.
  The song was written by Bob Crewe (who co-wrote many of the hits recorded by The Four Seasons) and Kenny Nolan.The songwriting pair had previously collaborated on the hit Frankie Valli song "My Eyes Adored You". The song came about after Crewe made first-hand observations in New Orleans.First recorded by Nolan's group Eleventh Hour in 1974 on Eleventh Hour's Greatest Hits LP,the singer at position #2778's producer Allen Toussaint decided to record it as the main track for the album "Nightbirds". The record was produced by Toussaint,with instrumental backing from "The Meters".

  The song at position #2774 is both Cash Box and Billboard Magazine's #2 song for the entire year of 1968.The song spent seven (7) weeks at the top of the Cash Box Magazine's singles chart from February 10 to March 30 in 1968.It is also the only number-one hit by a French artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 in the USA.Although this song is an instrumental,the song's music was composed by Andre Popp,and the lyrics were written by Pierre Cour,in 1967.Brian Blackburn later wrote English-language lyrics for it.The song was first performed in French by Greek-German singer Vicky Leandros (appearing as Vicky) as the Luxembourgian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1967. 
   The song describes the pleasure and pain of love in terms of colours (blue and grey) and elements (water and wind).The English lyrics ("Blue,blue, my world is blue...") focus on colours only (blue, grey, red, green, and black),using them to describe elements of lost love.An odd twist in the lyric uses the word "gone" in the same pattern used to introduce each colour,just like in Fred Ebb and John Kander's "My Coloring Book"; "colour him gone".

  The song at #2764 by this New Jersey band was radio station WMCA from New York City's #1 song for the entire year of 1968.The song managed to spend five (5) weeks at #1 on radio station WMCA and five (5) weeks at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and six weeks at #1 on rival New York City radio station WABC.North of the border the song managed to spend a week at #1.The song was Written by group members Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati and featuring a lead vocal from Cavaliere,it is an upbeat but impassioned plea for tolerance and freedom:
All the world over, so easy to see! 
People everywhere, just wanna be free. 
Listen, please listen! that's the way it should be -
Peace in the valley, people got to be free. 
   The song was perceived by some as related to the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy earlier that year,it was recorded before the latter's death.In fact it was partly a reaction to an ugly encounter wherein the long-haired group was threatened by a group of rednecks after their tour vehicle broke down in Fort Pierce,Florida.The song is clearly a product of its times;however,two decades later writer Dave Marsh included it as number 237 in his book "Heart of Rock and Soul:The 1001 Greatest Singles of All Time",saying in reference to,and paraphrase of,the song's lyric,"Ask me my opinion,my opinion will be: Dated,but NEVER out of date."
   Since this song came out,the group who sings the song at position #2764 would only perform at concerts that featured an African American act,however,if those conditions were not met,the group canceled several shows in protest.

  The rock group Chicago has #2760 with one of their hits from 1974.This song was written by Lee Loughnane from the group "Chicago" and recorded for their album "Chicago VII" (1974),with Peter Cetera singing lead vocals.The second single released from that album,it reached #6 in July of 1974 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.This song was the first Loughnane composition to be released by the band.Loughnane was the last original Chicago member to receive a songwriting credit.It's their call.

   From the 2000 movie "The Beach" starring Leonardo Di Caprio this UK/Canadian girl group has the song at position #2758.The video to this song is set in the beach and features clips from the "The Beach" movie. Part of the video was shot at night. The video was filmed on Holkham beach in Norfolk,England.On May 8,2000 the video won the Loaded Award as best single of the year.

  Born Jack Giovanni Domenico Scafone Jr.. on January 28,1936 in Windsor, Ontario,Canada is the artist who has the song at position #2757.He moved to Highland Park,Michigan,USA in 1946.The song at position #2757 peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 on August 18th,1958. He was inducted into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2011 and has been called "undeniably the greatest Canadian rock and roll singer of all time".

The Melbourne,Australia based punk rock and psychobilly band which formed in 1994 has the song at position #2752.THe band is comprised of Chris Cheney (vocals, guitar), Scott Owen (double bass, vocals) and Andy Strachan (drums).The band makes it second and final appearance in the top 6500. 

   The song at position #2740 by this Australian band from 1987 originally went to #1 for four (4) weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 on May 31,1980.The 1980 version that has the lead singer a former Miss Minneapolis is in the Top 1000.The version at position #2740 unlike the 1980 version did not have the early eighties' electronica.It had more of later eighties' rock,including a guitar solo in the middle.Between December 22,1986 and February 9,1987 the song at position #2740 was at the top of the Australian Singles chart.

  Born Ray Anthony on August 12th,1963 this Seattle rapper at #2727 has the song that spent five (5) weeks at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 beginning July 4th,1992. At the time of its original release,the song caused controversy with its outspoken and blatantly sexual lyrics about women,as well as specific references to the female anatomy which some people found objectionable. The video was briefly banned by MTV.

  The song at position #2701 was ranked by Cash Box Magazine (USA) as the #1 song for the entire year of 1966 in the USA.According to John Phillips in a Bravo documentary,and Michelle Phillips in an NPR piece,the song at position #2701 was written in 1963 while they were living in New York.He dreamed about the song and woke her up to help him write it.At the time,the Phillipses were members of the folk group The New Journeymen which evolved into The group that sang the song at position #2701.They earned their first record contract after being introduced to Lou Adler,the head of Dunhill Records,by the singer Barry McGuire. In thanks to Adler,they sang the backing vocals to the song on McGuire's album This Precious Time.The group then recorded their own version,using the same instrumental backing track to which they added new vocals and an alto flute solo by Bud Shank.McGuire's original vocal can be briefly heard on the left channel at the beginning of the record,having not been completely wiped.The single was released in late 1965 but it was not an immediate breakthrough.After gaining little attention in Los Angeles upon its release,Michelle Phillips remembers that it took a radio station in Boston to break the song nationwide.By early 1966, the song peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed on the charts for 17 weeks.The song is #89 in Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in 2004.

For the week of January 18,1975 the song at position #2700 held the #1 spot in the UK.In Australia it was the #15 (David Kent) song for the entire year of 1975.The 
song was Written by Francis Rossi and Bob Young.The album version lasts 5 minutes and 24 seconds and the single version 3 minutes and 49 seconds.Originally the song was titled "Get Down",but this was changed before release,possibly to avoid confusion with the Gilbert O'Sullivan song of the same name.Towards the end of his life,BBC 1 DJ John Peel was known for playing "Down Down" as part of his eclectic DJ sets.

  Born Stacy Ann Ferguson on March 27, 1975 in Hacienda Heights,this southern California female singer at #2696 is making her third appearance in the Top 6500.She has six (6) songs in the Top 6500.One is a duet she does with Ludacris,another is a quartet with David Guetta,Chris Willis, & LMFAO and she has two songs in the Top 300.These six (6) songs do not include any of her songs she recorded with a group known as the "Black Eyed Peas".The singer at position #2696 is also a fashion designer and actress.She was a member of the children's television series Kids Incorporated,and the girl group "Wild Orchid".She was also a co-host of the television show "Great Pretenders".Having released her debut album,"The Dutchess",in September 2006.The album spawned five Billboard Hot 100 Top 5 singles (three of which went to number one) making "The Dutchess" the seventh album from a female artist to spawn five Top 5 hits.

  The song at position #2676 by this Motown recording act was remade 21 years later by two UK superstars.On September 7,1985 that remake went to #1 for four (4) weeks in the UK.That version of the song is still to come in the countdown.The version at position #2676 was produced by William "Mickey" Stevenson and written by Stevenson and Marvin Gaye,the song highlighted the concept of having a good time in whatever city the listener lived.The idea for dancing came to Stevenson from watching people on the streets of Detroit cool off in the summer in water from opened fire hydrants.They appeared to be dancing in the water.The song was conceived by Stevenson who was showing a rough draft of the lyrics to Gaye disguised as a ballad.When Gaye read the original lyrics,however,he said the song sounded more danceable.With Gaye and Stevenson collaborating,the duo composed the single with Kim Weston in mind to record the song.Weston passed on the song and when Martha Reeves came to Motown's Hitsville USA studios,the duo presented the song to Reeves. Hearing Gaye's demo of it,Reeves asked if she could arrange her own vocals to fit the song's message.Gaye and Stevenson agreed and including new Motown songwriter Ivy Jo Hunter adding in musical composition,the song was recorded in two takes.The interesting loud beat of the drums in its instrumentation can be attributed to Hunter,who banged on a crowbar to add to the drum beat led by Gaye,who was often a drummer on many of Motown's earliest hits.While produced as an innocent dance single (it became the precursor to the disco movement of the 1970s),the song took on a different meaning when riots 
in inner-city America led to many young black demonstrators citing the song as a civil rights anthem to social change which also led to some radio stations taking the song off its play list because certain black advocates such as H. Rap Brown began playing the song while organizing demonstrations.
    Dancing in the street had two meanings.The first is the one Martha Reeves asserted to reporters in England."The British press aggravated Reeves when someone put a microphone in her face and asked her if she was a militant leader.The British journalist wanted to know if Reeves agreed,as many people had claimed,that "Dancing In The Street" was a call to riot.To Reeves,the query was patently absurd."My Lord,it was a party song,"she remarked in retrospect". While Berry Gordy had created the Black Forum label to preserve black thought and creative writing,he kept the Motown record label and the popular hits it produced from being too revolutionary."Berry Gordy Jr. was extremely wary about affiliating his business with any organization of movement that might negatively influence his company's commercial success".The central tenet of Motown records was to produce a sound that was genteel enough to appeal to white audiences across the country while still wholly African American and reflective of the African Diaspora in America. This song is suave and melodious,while still percussive,repetitive and danceable.The primary meaning was innocent enough to allow national audiences to accept and enjoy the song, if only at first."Motown records had a distinct role to play in the city's black community,and that community--as diverse as it was" articulated and promoted its own social, cultural, and political agendas.These local agendas, which reflected the unique concerns of African Americans living in the urban north,both responded to and reconfigured the national civil rights campaign".The movement lent the song its secondary meaning and the song with its second meaning fanned the flames of unrest.This song (and others like it) and its associated political meanings did not exist in a vacuum. It was a partner with its social environment and they both played upon each other creating meaning that could not have been brought on by one or the other alone.The song therefore became a call to reject peace for the chance that unified unrest could bring about the freedom that suppressed minorities all across the United States so craved.
   On April 12, 2006,it was announced that Martha and the Vandellas' version of "Dancing in the Street" would be one of 50 sound recordings preserved by the Library of Congress to the National Recording Registry.Lead singer Martha Reeves said she was thrilled about the song's perseverance,saying"It's a song that just makes you want to get up and dance".
This version was #40 on the list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time by Rolling Stone in 2004.

   The group composed of three girls with lead singer Peggy Santiglia born May 4, 1944,from Orange,New Jersey occupy the #2659 position.The Song in the #2659 position stayed in the #1 position for five (5) weeks beginning August 13th,1963 on Radio Station WABC from New York City (at that time it was the most listened to station in the USA) and was Radio Station WABC from New York City's third (3rd) biggest record for the entire year of 1963.The song was the #1 song on WABC when Dr. Martin Luther King made his famous "I Have A Dream" speech.The song at position #2659 was written by the songwriting team of Feldman,Goldstein and Gottehrer.The recording was originally intended as a demo for "The Shirelles",but ended up being released as recorded.The song is a word of warning to a would-be suitor who,after the narrator of the song rebuffed his advances,went on to spread nasty rumours accusing the narrator of romantic indiscretions.Now,the narrator declares,her boyfriend is back in town and ready to settle the score,and she tells the rebuffed would-be suitor to watch his back.The inspiration for the song was when co-writer Bob Feldman overheard a conversation between a high school girl and the boy she was rebuffing.

  The song at position #2654 was the song that Radio Station WABC from New York City ranked as the eighth (8th) biggest song for the entire year of 1970 in their
year-end countdown.Better yet Radio Station WWDJ from Hackensack,New Jersey ranked the song at #5 in their year end countdown.The song at position #2654 delves head-on into psychedelia, this time with a strong political message.The lyrics list a multitude of problems that were tearing the world apart in 1970:the Vietnam
War,segregation, white flight,drug abuse,crooked politicians,and more."Round and around and around we go",the Temptations sing,"where the world's headed/nobody 
knows."The end of each section of the Temptations' lists of woes is punctuated by bass singer Melvin Franklin's line,"And the band played on.The lyrics of this song are delivered over an up-tempo instrumental track with two drum tracks (one for each stereo channel),multitracked wah-wah guitars,and an ominous bassline by Funk 
Brother Bob Babbitt that opens the song.Norman Whitfield's dramatic count-in,always recorded at the very start of a recording for synching purposes only,was left in the mix for this record.Despite its strong political themes,the record consciously avoids implying a definitive point-of-view or a defiant stance.This is because the "Temptations" song "War",which Norman Whitfield intended as a spring 1970 single release,was not released due to Motown's concern the song's forward message could alienate more conservative listeners.Whitfield took "War" and reworked it as a single for Gordy solo artist Edwin Starr(for whom it became a #1 hit), while he and lyricist Barrett Strong wrote the more subtle "Ball of Confusion" for the group at position #2654.When they first saw the sheet music for the song,the group didn't think they would be able to pull off the rapid-fire delivery required for the song.Lead singer Dennis Edwards had the quickest tongue in the group,and was assigned to deliver the more difficult lines in the song.Eddie Kendricks was given a rare chance to sing in a tenor voice for his verses.

  The song at #2651 is covered by another prominent male/female duet thirty (34) years later. That other version of the song is in the Top 1000.

  Born on November 8th,1947 in Chicago is the artist who sings the song at position #2647. The song peaked at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 on the week ending April 5,1975.The singer died of cancer on July 12,1979.

  Born Jiles Perry Richardson in Beaumont,Texas on October 24th,1930 is the singer at position #2639.He died on February 3rd,1959 in a plane crash in a field outside Mason City,Iowa along with Ritchie Valens and Buddy Holly  and the pilot Roger Peterson.

   For the week of May 19,2008 the song at position #2638 was at the top of the UK Singles chart.The recording act at position #2638 is from Lowton,Greater Manchester and London in the United Kingdom.The song is the second single by this recording act from their debut studio album "We Started Nothing". Vocalist Katie White states that the song was written with her ranting about her frustrations with the record industry.The song was originally released as a double A-side with "Great DJ" by independent record label Switchflicker Records on May 28,2007. After heavy promotion and support from BBC Radio 1 and the NME,the single was re-released individually on May 12,2008 on Columbia Records.When the song went to number one on the UK Singles Chart it held off competition from well-established acts like Rihanna,Madonna and
  The song has three music videos.The first features The group on a white background performing the song on a set,with alternating scenes of Katie with blue and pink backgrounds.This version of the video was used to promote the song and album upon its 2007 release.This video is visually similar to the video for Toni Basil's "Mickey,"in keeping with the audio similarities.This video was directed by Sophie Muller and Stacey Hartly.Columbia produced a 2008 video for the US release,with director David Allain and with them performing again on a different set,with more equipment and flashing lights in the background.The video premiered on on January 26,2009.Another video was made for the acoustic version.All videos are live action.The third music video was directed by Alexand Liane and features The group in a park,where some people costumed by skeletons start to show themselves, with some words of the lyrics of the song at position #2638.

The song at position #2635 by this singer born on June 7,1990 in Mullumbimby,New South Wales,Australia,places the first of four songs in the Top 6500.

    A folk rock group consisting of Erik Darling,Bill Svanoe,Lynne Taylor,Mindy Stuart and Patricia Street based out of New York City peaked at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 for two (2) weeks beginning the week ending January 26,1963.They have the song at position #2616. The group played at the Newport Folk Festival in 1963. Lynne Taylor (born in 1928) died in 1982 at age 54, and Erik Darling died on August 3, 2008,aged 74, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, from Burkitt's lymphoma.

  The LA psychedelic recording act has the song at position #2611.The band consisted of Gene Gunnels,Mark Weitz,Randy Seol,George Bunnell,Howie Anderson.This song peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 during the week ending November 25th,1967.This is the recording act's one and only appearance in the top 6500.

  Welcome to the 2500s

  The song at position #2584 by this Toronto band will reappear in the Top 300 it will also be from the same year as the song at position #2585 but the next time it'll be recorded by an LA R&B/Doo Wop group.

  The song at #2583 is a remake of a song that charted twenty (20) years earlier.The version that charted twenty (20) years earlier is in the Top 1000 of this list.On June 21,1980 the song at position #2583 began a three week run at the top of the UK single charts.

  The song at #2574 reappears in the Top 1000.The recording in the Top 1000 is also from 1956 but the song is recorded by another artist from Tennessee.
  Johnny Cash told Carl Perkins of a black airman whom he had met when serving in the military in Germany.He had referred to his military regulation air shoes as "blue suede shoes." Cash suggested that Carl write a song about the shoes.Carl replied, "I don't know anything about shoes.How can I write a song about shoes?" When Perkins played a dance on December 4,1955,he noticed a couple dancing near the stage.The girl was gorgeous,he thought,and the boy wore blue suede shoes.As they danced the boy cautioned his date "don't step on my suedes."Perkins was bewildered that a guy would value shoes over a beautiful girl.Perkins began working on a song based on that incident.His first thought was to frame it with a nursery rhyme.He considered,and quickly discarded "Little Jack Horner..." and "See a spider going up the wall...".Then settled on "One for the money..." Leaving his bed and working with his Les Paul guitar,he started with an A chord.After playing five chords while singing "Well,it's one for the money... Two for the show... Three to get ready... Now go, man, go!" and broke into a boogie rhythm.He quickly grabbed a brown paper potato sack and wrote the song down,writing the title out as "Blue Swade, S-W-A-D-E". "I couldn't even spell it right," he later said.According to Perkins,"On December 17, 1955,I wrote "Blue Suede Shoes"." I recorded it on December 19."Producer Sam Phillips suggested that Perkins's line "go boy go" be changed to "go cat go".
  The 12-bar blues song is considered one of the first rockabilly (rock and roll) records and incorporated elements of blues,country and pop music of the time."Blue Suede Shoes" is often referred to in other songs including Chuck Berry's "Roll Over Beethoven" with "I'm giving you the warning, don't you step on my blue suede 
shoes", "Blue Suede Shoes" was chosen as one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.In 1986 Perkins'version was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame,and was included by the National Recording Preservation Board in the Library of Congress National Recording Registry in 2006.The board selects songs on an annual basis that are "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".In 2004, Perkins'version was ranked number 95 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.In 1999, National Public Radio included "Blue Suede Shoes" in the "NPR 100," in which NPR's music editors sought to compile the 100 most important American musical works of the 20th century.The song is referenced in the Beastie Boys song "Johnny Ryall" from their album Paul's Boutique.The title character,a homeless man,"claims that he wrote the Blue Suede Shoes".

The recording act that retains the #2572 position was born on April 6th,1949 in Paris, France.On October 8th,1979 the song in the #2572 position which was written by the singer began a five (5) week run in the #1 position on the Australian singles chart and was the fourth (4th) biggest song for the entire year of 1979 in (Jimmy Barnes) Australia.The song was also a smash hit in France,and has become one of the biggest singles in that country.

  The song at position #2567 will reappear two (2) more times in the countdown. One of the cover versions of the song was released about a year after the version at position #2567 by a New York based psychedelic rock group.Then the other version yet to come was from 1987 and just like the 1966 version at position #2567 the song went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 but this time by a London based female singer.The version at position #2567 was #339 on Rolling Stone's The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in 2004.

  A remake of the song at position #2532 is done 35 years later by a Seattle based grunge band. The 1999 version is in the Top 500.The song at position #2532 was 
written by Wayne Cochran in 1962 and originally performed by Wayne Cochran & the C.C. Riders.Wayne Cochran was initially inspired to write the song after having lived near a dangerous highway where several accidents had occurred yearly.Cochran began writing the song in 1956.He came up with the song's chord progression,first 
verse,and chorus,although more than five years would pass before Cochran finished the song.Cochran based the rest of the song on an incident in which several teens 
were killed and two seriously injured when their car struck a flatbed logging truck.Sixteen-year-old Jeanette Clark was out on a date in Barnesville,Georgia on 
December 22, 1962, the Saturday before Christmas.She was with a group of friends in a 1954 Chevrolet. J. L. Hancock,also sixteen,was driving the car in heavy traffic and while traveling on Highway 341,collided with a trailer truck. Clark, Hancock and another teenager were killed and two other teens in the car were seriously injured.Cochran finished the song,which he titled and dedicated it to Clark.
  The song caught the attention of record promoter Sonley Roush.Roush brought the song to a group that he managed (the group who sings the song at position #2532) with the idea of having them cover the song.The song was recorded in a tense four-hour session and led to a disagreement leading to the departure of the lead guitarist,Sid Holmes. On a concert trip to Ohio the band's car collided with a truck,killing Roush and severely injuring Wilson.In 1964,this group had the first real commercial success with the song. 

   Born on February 15th,1951 in the borough of the Bronx in New York City is the artist who sings the song at position #2528. For the song the singer won a grammy in 1983 for "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance".This song also went to #1 on radio station 56 AM WHBQ from Memphis,Tennese in August of 1982.This is the same radio 
station that Rick Dees worked at before relocating to Los Angeles.It is also the first radio station in the world to ever play an Elvis Presley record in 1954.  

   A group from Texas with their 1966 hit about a gal walkin' through the woods,who might get eatin' by a big bad wolf on her way to granny's house is the song in the #2527 position.The song is built around Charles Perrault's fairy tale, adapted by ending before the grandmother makes her entrance,and explicitly using the ambiguity of modern English between "wolf", the carnivore, and "wolf", a man with concealed sexual intentions.The singer remarks on "what big eyes" and "what full lips" Red has,and eventually on "what a big heart" he himself has.An added element is that he says (presumably aside, to the song's audience)that he is disguised in a "sheep suit" until he can demonstrate his good intentions, but he seems to be having a hard time suppressing his wolf call in favor of the baa-ing of a sheep.One of its signature lines is "you're ev'rything that a big bad wolf could want".This song reached #2 on the Billboard (USA) Hot 100 and reached #1 on the Cash Box (USA) Single Charts.

    The song in the #2520 position is the song that New York City radio station WABC ranked as the #4 song for the entire year of 1966 in the station's year end 
countdown.This song was written by Rudy Clark and Arthur Resnick.The song was first recorded in 1965 by R&B/novelty artists The Olympics,but was only moderately successful at best,reaching number 81 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart.The tale is told that Felix Cavaliere heard it on a New York City radio station and the group added it to their concert repertoire. Co-producer Tom Dowd captured this live feel on the recording,even though the group did not think the performance held together well.Divining a mixture of garage rock and white soul,the group at position #2520's song jumped out of radios with a "One - Two - Three -" count-in,high-energy instrumentation,and insistent call-and-response vocals from Cavaliere and the band:

I was feelin' ... so-oo bad, 
I asked my family doctor just what I had. 
I said, "Doctor, [Doc-turrr ...] 
"Mister M.D., [Doc-turrr ...] 
"Now can you tell me, 
What's ailin' me?" [Doc-turrr ...] 
These were followed by an organ break from Cavaliere,and a full stop false ending that was suddenly popular at the time (cf."Rain" and "Monday, Monday") all in two and a half minutes.This was the first of three #1 hits for the group on the Billboard Hot 100 in the USA.
  The song at position #2520 is one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll,and was ranked number 325 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list. Writer Dave Marsh placed it at number 108 in his 1989 book The Heart of Rock and Soul:The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made,saying it is "the greatest example ever of a remake surpassing the quality of an original without changing a thing about the arrangement," and that this song all by itself is enough to dispel the idiotic notion that rock and roll is nothing more than white boys stealing from blacks."
  This song has since been performed and recorded by a number of artists,including Tommy James and the Shondells (1966),Herbie Mann (1966),The Who (1965), and Bobby 
McFerrin (several versions).The Grateful Dead made it a workhorse of their concert rotation,sung in their early years by Ron "Pigpen" McKernan and then later sung by Bob Weir.The Weir rendition was recorded for the group's 1978 "Shakedown Street" album and came in for a good amount of criticism:Rolling Stone said it "feature(d) aimless ensemble work and vocals that Bob Weir should never have attempted." This song was the title song of a 2008 album by Australian singer David Campbell.The song was also featured in the 1986 third season "Atomic Shakespeare"/Taming of the Shrew episode of Moonlighting,with Bruce Willis singing the Cavaliere vocal,as well as the 1987 first season Wiseguy episode "No One Gets Out of Here Alive".

   The song at position #2519 by this West Virginia R&B singer born William Harrison "Bill" Withers, Jr. on July 4,1938 in Slab Fork would be covered fifteen (15) years later by a Sacramento based R&B group. Both versions would reach the #1 position on the Billboard Hot 100.The version by the Golden State R&B group is yet to come in the countdown.The singer of the song at position #2519's childhood in the coal mining town of Slab Fork was the inspiration for this song,which he wrote after he had moved to Los Angeles and found himself missing the strong community ethic of his hometown.He lived in a decrepit house in the poor section of town.He recalled to "Songfacts" the original inspiration for the song; "I bought a little piano and I was sitting there just running my fingers up and down the piano.In the course of doing the music,that phrase crossed my mind,so then you go back and say, 'OK, I like the way that phrase, Lean On Me, sounds with this song.'" 
    Several members of the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band were used for the recording session in 1972.
    The song was used in a 1970s drug awareness film titled "Dead Is Dead", hosted and produced by actor Godfrey Cambridge.This song was ranked at number 205 on the 
Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in 2004.

The song by the white doo-wop group from South Beach,Staten Island,New York that retains the #2504 position was radio station WINS from New York City's #1 single for the entire year of 1958.The group who records the song at position #2505 members Vito Picone and Arthur Venosa co-wrote the lyrics.The music was adapted from "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." When released as a single in 1958,it topped both the R&B Best Sellers list and the Billboard Hot 100.However,it was the only song that this group ever charted.Reportedly the group refused to pay payola to a prominent New York disc Jockey.This led to their getting little air play of their follow up recordings.
  This song was at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100,when The King Of Pop Michael Jackson was born (August 29,1958). 

   Welcome to the 2400s

  The song by this Dublin,Irish boy band consisting of Mark Feehily,Shane Filan,Kian Egan,Nicky Byrne and Brian McFadden at position #2473 is a cover of a song done by a Long Islander eighteen (18) years earlier.That version can be found in the Top 1000.The song is about actress/model Christie Brinkley.

  Born Christopher Maurice "Chris" Brown on May 5, 1989 in Tappahannock this native Virginian who makes up half of the duet at position #2448 has eleven songs in the Top 6500. Five (5) of the eleven songs are duets.One of the duets is at #2448. The other duets are with Jordin Sparks,Benny Benassi.Lil Dicky & Pitbull. He has three (3) songs in the Top 1000.In 2009,this artist pleaded guilty to felony assault on singer Rihanna,and was sentenced to five years probation and six months of community service.

  A rock group formed in 1979 in Calgary,Alberta,Canada have one of their four songs in the top 6500 at position #2434. The rock band consisted of Mike Reno (born in New Westminster,B.C.,Canada on January 8,1955 and previously with Moxy as Mike Rynoski) on lead vocals,Paul Dean (born in Vancouver, B.C. on February 19,1946;previously with Streetheart and Scrubbaloe Caine) on guitars and vocals, Jim Clench (formerly of April Wine and Bachman Turner Overdrive,who was born in Montreal May 1,1949 but was quickly replaced by Scott Smith born in Winnipeg, Manitoba,Canada on February 13,1955) on bass guitar, Doug Johnson (born in New Westminster,B.C. on December 19, 1957) on keyboards, and Matt Frenette (born in Calgary on March 7,1954) on drums (also a former Streetheart alumnus).
  The song at position #2434 peaked at #3 in Australia,#7 in Canada,#5 in New Zealand and #6 on US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

  For the week of August 1,1963 the king of rock & roll held the #1 position in the UK with the song at position #2430. One thing is rather ironic.The king of rock & roll has more UK #1s than anyone else,while the fab 4 have the most #1s in the USA. Both have 21 respectively.  
  The song went to number nine on the Billboard Rhythm and Blues singles chart,becoming his last top ten single on the Rhythm and Blues charts.  
  In 1963,when this song was debuted to a British audience on the BBC television show "Juke Box Jury",the celebrity guest John Lennon voted the song "a miss" stating on the new song that the king of Rock & Roll was "like Bing Crosby now." The king originally recorded the song,and its flipside,"Please Don't Drag That String Around",for a full-length album that was scheduled for release in 1963,but RCA chose instead to release the album piecemeal on singles and as soundtrack album bonus tracks.
   The song's opening lines emanate from Matt Monro's 1961 song "My Kind of Girl".

 This group from Dublin,Ireland has the song at position #2428. The founding members of the group were Conleth (Con) Cluskey (born November 18,1941),Declan (Dec) Cluskey (born December 23,1942) and John Stokes (Sean James Stokes) (born August 13,1940}.The song at position #2428 went to #1 in the UK for the week beginning February 16th,1964.

  The song at position #2428 is a remake of a song originally done by a Memphis based R&B duo 12 years earlier back in 1967.The 1967 version of the song is yet to come in the countdown.The singers of the song at position #2428 performed the song on an episode of the NBC comedy/variety show Saturday Night Live in late November 1978.

  Bob Flick,John Paine,Mike Kirkland and Dick Foley met at the University of Washington in Seattle in 1956.They formed a folk singing group in 1957 that sing the song at position #2426.The song went to #1 in Norway and peaked at #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 for four (4) weeks beginning the week ending April 18th,1960.This is the group's one and only appearance in the top 6500.
  This New York City alternative rock band consisting of three members: John Wozniak (Lead Vocals,Guitar), Dylan Keefe (Bass), and Shlomi Lavie (Drums),record the song at position #2424. This song spent fifteen (15) weeks at number one on the US Billboard Magazine's "Modern Rock Tracks" chart (beating Oasis' 10-week run at #1 with "Wonderwall" in 1995). The song was also the band's only major hit,peaking at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 chart during the week ending April 18th in 1998. 

  Born Robert Neale Lind on November 25,1942, in Baltimore,Maryland,USA is the folk singer who has the song at position #2423.This song peaked at #5 on the US 
Billboard Hot 100 for two (2) weeks beginning the week ending March 12,1966 and peaked at #2 in Australia for three (3) weeks beginning the week of May 21,1966. This is the singer's one and only appearance in the top 6500.Florence Henderson performed the song on the first season of "The Muppet Show".

  On November 10th,1990 the song at position #2418 by this Long Island,New York diva began a three (3) weeek run in the #1 position on the Billboard Hot 100.The song at position #2418 is a song written by the person who sings the song and Ben Margulies, and produced by Walter Afanasieff for the singer's self titled debut album. It was released as the album's second single in the third quarter of 1990.It was the first of several adult contemporary-influenced ballads to be released as a single,and its protagonist laments the loss of a lover and confesses that "love takes time" to heal and that her feelings for her ex-lover remain.It became the singer's second number 1 single in the United States and Canada,but was only a moderate success elsewhere.

  Born on November 18th,1954 in Worksop,Nottinghamshire,England,UK (raised in Doncaster,South Yorkshire,England) is the singer who records the song at position 
#2413.This song peaked at #1 on the US Billboard Hot for two (2) weeks beginning the week ending September 7th,1985. The song was originally written by David Foster and the singer of the song at position #2412 for the Canadian athlete Rick Hansen,who at the time was going around the world in his wheelchair to raise awareness for spinal cord injuries. His journey was called the "Man in Motion Tour." This is the artist's one and only appearance in the top 6500.

  There are two more songs yet to come in the countdown that have the same title as the song at position #2408.One song is the same song,the other is a different 
arrangement. The song from 1966 is the same song,the song titled "Cherish" from 1985 is a different "Cherish" from the one at position #2408.The singer of the song at position #2408 was born David Bruce Cassidy on April 12,1950 in New York City (Died: November 21,2017 in Fort Lauderdale,Florida,USA).The song at position #2408 reached #3 in Canada.This song is widely regarded as one of the greatest love songs ever written.

   Welcome to the 2300s

  The song at position #2396 went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 but so did the original version twenty-two years earlier.The 1970 version of the song at Position #2396 is in the Top 1000.The singer of the song at position #2396 had included this song as a last-minute addition to her MTV Unplugged setlist,after she had been informed that most acts on the show commonly perform at least one cover.This song was the sixth track on her MTV Unplugged special,taped on March 16,1992.It was performed as a romantic duet,with her singing Michael Jackson's lines and R&B singer Trey Lorenz singing Jermaine Jackson's lines.The program and resulting MTV 
Unplugged album were produced by her and Walter Afanasieff,who played the piano for the performance.
  This song was nominated for the 1993 Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals,losing to Boyz II Men with the song in the top 500 of this countdown. The music video to the song at position #2396,directed by Larry Jordan,was compiled from footage of the Long Island singer at position 2396's MTV Unplugged appearance.
  During Michael Jackson's memorial service on July 7, 2009,the singer at position #2396 and Lorenz sang their rendition of the song in tribute to Jackson.

  The song at position #2392 was the artist's last song to reach the Top Ten (10) on the US Billboard Hot 100.This song reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100.This 
Philadelphia native appeared on many television shows,including the Red Skelton Show and the Danny Thomas Show.On Tuesday,October 6,1964,he was a guest star on an episode of the TV series,Combat!,playing opposite Vic Morrow.This was his first dramatic acting role.
    In January 1968,it was announced in the UK music magazine,NME,that he had signed a long term recording contract with Reprise Records.The singer continued to perform in nightclubs,supper clubs and Las Vegas venues throughout the 1970s and 1980s (although his career was hindered by the fact that ABKCO Records did not release any of the Cameo-Parkway hits until 2005,forcing him to re-record his old hits which were issued by K-tel).

  The song at position #2377 by this Philadelphia recording act was covered eight (8) years later by a British invasion group out of Manchester.The British recording is yet to come in the countdown.In May 1957,songwriter Bob Crewe saw a couple embracing through a windowshade as he passed on a train.He quickly set about turning the image into a  song. Frank Slay,who owned the small Philadelphia record label XYZ with Crewe,added lyrics, and they soon had a complete song ready to record.The story has frequently been reported that Slay heard The group who sings the song at position #2377 audition for Cameo-Parkway Records,for which he worked,and immediately decided that they were the perfect group for the song.However,Slay and Crewe were actually already familiar with the group,as this song was their third single with them.The song received a break when popular local disc jockey Hy Lit fell asleep with a stack of newly released records on his record player. This song happened to be the last to play,and so it repeated until he woke up.He began to play the song on his show.It became popular enough that Cameo-Parkway picked it up for national distribution,and it eventually reached number 3 on Billboard Top 100,while also hitting the top five on both the sales and airplay charts.It was the group's only top 40 hit.

  From the motion picture "Calamity Jane" starring the singer at position #2363 stayed at #1 for three (3) weeks on the Billboard charts beginning February 17,1954. It spent five (5) weeks at #1 on Cash Box Magazine (USA),and on April 16,1954 began a nine (9) week run at #1 in the UK and it was the #1 single in the UK for the entire year of 1954.The song written in 1953 with music by Sammy Fain and lyrics by Paul Francis Webster.The singer of the song was born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff on April 3,1924 in Cincinnati,Ohio.She died May 13,2019 in Carmel Valley,California,USA.

  Born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta on March 28, 1986 of Italian American parents Joseph and Cynthia Germanotta (nee Bissett),in New York City,the recording act at Position #2355 manages to place sixteen (16) songs in the Top 6500,five (5) of the songs are in the Top 500 with one of them sitting very high in the Top 
100.Stefani began performing in the rock music scene of New York City's Lower East Side.She soon signed with "Streamline Records",an imprint of "Interscope 
Records",upon its establishment in 2007. During her early time at "Interscope",she worked as a songwriter for fellow label artists and captured the attention of 
"Akon",who recognized her vocal abilities,and had her also sign to his own label,"Kon Live Distribution".

   The song at position #2352 by this native Seattle singer born on January 26,1944 is the original version of this song.A little gal from Norfolk,Virginia covers this song thirteen (13) years later in 1981.That version can be found at position #2304. Then the song gets covered again in 2001 by a singer from Kingston,Jamaica and it goes to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 on March 31,2001.That version is in the Top 1000 of this list. This song was written and composed by New York-born songwriter Chip Taylor,the song was originally offered to Connie Francis to sing,but she turned it down because she thought that it was too risque for her career.The song was next offered to Evie Sands,who recorded it for Cameo-Parkway Records in 1967,but the record label went bankrupt,stranding the song in limbo.A representative from publishing company April-Blackwood then pitched the song to Memphis producer Chips Moman and the singer at position #2352.The song was subsequently recorded by her and The Turnabouts and it became a #7 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in June of 1968.She received a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary-Pop Vocal Performance,Female.The version at position #2304 peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100.The version of the song at position #2304 is featured in the soundtrack of the movie,"Girl,Interrupted". That version is also played during a scene in the 1978 film "Fingers",where it is used to accentuate the conflicted nature of the main character played by Harvey Keitel. 

  On October 22,2001 the song at position #2348 recorded by a singer who was born on July 29,1974 in Palmdale,California,began a two (2) week run at the Top of the 
Australian (ARIA)Singles Chart.ARIA ranked this song at #14 for the entire year of 2001 in Australia.The song explains how the author has forgotten to clean his 
room,failed his college class,sold dope,missed court dates,had his paycheck garnished due to missed child support payments,gambled away his car payment,is left masturbating after not having sex with his girlfriend,became paraplegic as the result of a police chase,lost his family,had messed up his "entire life",and is now homeless.The music video for it was directed by Kevin Smith and featured Jay and Silent Bob smoking with the singer of the song at position #2349 as well as a glimpse of the Quick Stop where Clerks was filmed.
  In December 2001,a Connecticut teenager Matthew Fournier was ordered to listen to the song and write a report about it as punishment for possession of marijuana.

The song at position #2340 is a cover version of a song that went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 by a Memphis band for four (4) weeks beginning September 23,1967.The 1967 version was Cash Box Magazine's #1 song for the entire year of 1967 and is in the Top 500 on this list.The song was written by Wayne Carson Thompson.The version at position #2340 went into the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and went to #7 in Canada. 

  Still to come in the countdown you will find five more versions of the song at position #2339. Two of the versions were popular the same year as the song at position #2339. One of the other versions was popular two times.Once in 1965 and again in 1990. Another version was popular in 1995 and finally someone had a hit with the song in 2002.Of the five (5) versions of this song yet to appear in the Top 6500, two are in the Top 500 and one ranks very very high in the Top 100.

  From February 6-February 20,1988 this then sixteen (16) year old singer from Norwalk,California occupied the #1 position on the US Billboard Hot 100 with the song in the #2314 position in this countdown.The song was discovered by Music Insiders Don McGovern and Brad Schmidt when they stumbled into a Hungry Tiger Restaurant in Thousand Oaks, California and heard a local performer,"Lois Blaisch" singing the song.Then McGovern and Schmidt brought the song to Record Producer George Tobin and encouraged Tobin to record the song... The song is a slow ballad about the love that "could've been so beautiful, could've been so right." Both the singer and the singer at position #2314's label,MCA Records,and her manager,George Tobin,felt concern that she was not old or mature enough to handle a song with such emotional depth.In the end she convinced them that she could,and the song was recorded and put on her debut album,becoming its second single.

  The song at #2309 is by an Irish folk band The Script,released as the third single from their self-titled album "The Script".This song is also the song that is at position #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of May 15,2010.The music video for the song premiered on BBC Radio 1's website on Monday September 29,2008.The music video shows clips of the band's home city of Dublin,Ireland and also of the band performing.The video almost created minor controversy when Danny O'Donoghue's ex-girlfriend was supposed to be cast as an extra but this was avoided when the producers chose a different girl.Before recording began,Dublin radio station FM104 had a competition for a listener to appear in the music video.The Script performed the song at position #2309 on an episode of The Paul O'Grady Show which aired October 30,2008.On October 14,2009,they performed the song on the Ellen DeGeneres show in the USA.

Welcome to the 2200s

  Born on December 2nd,1981 in Kentwood,Louisiana this artist has the title track from the album of the same name at position #2291 from her sixth studio album. The song at position #2291 was released on December 2,2008 by Jive Records as the second single from the album.The song was produced and co-written by Dr. Luke and Benny Blanco.When she first listened to the track,she felt inspired to create an album and a tour with a circus theme. Musically,the song at position #2291 is a pop song with influences of R&B and an electronic sound.The lyrics talk about her abilities as an entertainer and compares them to performing in a circus.
   This song has received positive reviews from music critics,with most reviewers praising the song's production.The track has achieved commercial success as 
well,reaching the top ten in Australia,Canada,Denmark,New Zealand,Sweden and the United States.The song also reached the top twenty in many European countries.It sold 5.5 million copies worldwide, becoming the tenth best selling digital single of 2009.

  The song at position #2286 recorded by someone born Bruce McMeans on November 28,1940 in Jacksonville,Texas took the song to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for three (3) weeks beginning March 10,1962.An Austrian singer covers the song thirty-nine (39) years later and goes to #1 for a week in the UK in September of 2001 and for four (4) weeks in Australia beginning April 15,2002. The version by the Austrian singer is in the Top 1000.The song was written by Margaret Cobb in 1961.The song at position #2287 features a prominent riff from a well-known harmonica player the singer of the song at position #2286.According to a CNN article from 2002,"while touring the U.K. in 1962 with a little known group called The Beatles,harmonica player Delbert McClinton met John Lennon and gave him some harmonica tips.Lennon put the lessons to use right away on "Love Me Do" and later "Please Please Me".Lennon included the song in his jukebox, and it is also featured on the related compilation album.

  The song at position #2257 is a remake of a song originally done in 1969.The 1969 version of the song is in a higher position in the Top 6500.The song at position #2257 was in Ken Russell's 1975 theatrical adaptation of Tommy.This version was released as a single in 1975 in the US,and in 1976 in the UK, where it reached #7 in the latter year.The song at position #2257's version uses a piano as the song's centerpiece in place of the acoustic guitar in the original,and features additional lyrics specially written by Townsend for the movie version,as well as a subtle inclusion of musical phrases from The Who's 1960s hit "I Can't Explain" during the outro.(Similarly, The Who's later cover of John's "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" included parts of "Take Me to the Pilot.") Unlike most of the soundtrack's music,which featured various combinations of "The Who" and some of the era's best session players,the singer of the song at position #2257 used his own band (Dee Murray, Nigel Olsson, Davey Johnstone and Ray Cooper) and producer (Gus Dudgeon) for the track. The singer has performed the song as part of his Las Vegas Red Piano Show,as well as on various tours.To date,it is the only cover of a "Who" song to reach the top 10 in the UK.

  The song at position #2255 is a cover of a song done fourteen (14) years earlier by part of the recording act at position #2255.The 1992 Version is in the Top 
1000.After being invited to join the group on-stage at a New York concert in 2005,The female singer at position #2255 performed the track with the group and received a standing ovation.A recording of the song was later created,with the female on lead vocals,Bono supplying additional vocals,and the band performing the music.This recording was featured on the female singer's multi-platinum album "The Breakthrough", released in late 2005.It was released as the album's second international single in April 2006,having already been featured heavily on BBC Radio 1's playlist,and it has been a staple record on Capital FM's playlist since late January 2006.In May 2006,she performed the song at the finale of American Idol with finalist Elliott Yamin,ahead of its full release to American radio.It was also used by Fox for its end-of-season montage after game five of the 2006 World Series.On December 31, 2006,the song at position #2256 was announced by BBC Radio 1 to be the thirty-fifth (35th) highest-selling single of 2006 in the UK.It was also nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals in December 2006.

   A song produced by Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller,and recorded by a folk rock band based out of Paisley,Renfrewshire,Scotland,has the song at position #2223.The nucleus of the group are Gerry Rafferty (born on April 16,1947) and Joe Egan (born on October 18,1946).The song peaked at #6 in the USA on the Billboard Hot 100 on May 12,1973 and at #8 on June 10,1973 in the UK on the Official chart. Gerry Rafferty died on January 4,2011 after suffering liver failure.

  The song at position #2212 by this Philadelphia teenager born on September 9,1945 is the song that Radio Station WABC in New York City ranked as the #1 song for the entire year of 1962 in the station's year-end countdown.On March 27,1962 the song began a four (4) week run in the #1 position on Radio Station WABC.

  At position #2211 is the combination of a Minnesota based group and a female singer from Vancouver,Canada.Independently,both recording acts have songs in the Top 1000 with one in the Top 100. It was released as the lead single from the group's album "The Midsummer Station" and was used as the second single from the female's second studio album,"Kiss".The song was written by Matt Thiessen,Brian Lee and Adam Young of "Owl City".The song received generally positive reviews from music critics,with critics describing it as a "summer anthem".
 The song attained commercial success worldwide,reaching No. 1 in Canada,New Zealand, and South Korea,while peaking inside the top ten in the United States, Japan,United Kingdom,the Netherlands and other countries.

  This Los Angeles based recording act makes its one and only appearance in the top 6500 at position #2208.The song went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a week during the week ending May 15,1976.The song also reached #1 in Canada on RPM. The song at position #2208 was used prominently in the movie "Despicable Me",and its 
theme park attraction adaptation, "Despicable Me:Minion Mayhem". The song was also featured in the movie "Roll Bounce", appeared in TV ads for "Old Navy" and "Little Caesars Pizza" as well as the 1994 Stephen King miniseries "The Stand".

  The song at position #2204 by this Detroit singer (born in Indianapolis) was Billboard Magazine's #1 single for the entire year of 1961.The song spent seven (7) weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.The song was written by Ritchie Adams and Malou Rene.This song was featured on the soundtrack for the 1978 film,"Animal House".On the original hit single version,the track begins with the singer singing "I couldn't sleep at all last night," and it appears this way on most oldies 
compilations.However,on some releases the song has a prelude,where the singer sings " did something to me," followed by a musical cue into the first verse.The singer usually includes this prelude when he performs the song live.In 2013,Billboard magazine ranked this song as the 36th biggest song of all time that charted on the Billboard Hot 100,commemorating the 60th anniversary of the chart.

  The song at position #2201 was covered twenty-two (22) years later and that 1988 version is in the Top 1000.The 1988 version spent six (6) weeks at #1 in Canada 
(David Kennedy) and was the #1 song for the entire year of 1988 in Canada.This song is a pop song written by Toni Wine and Carole Bayer Sager for the Screen Gems music publishing company.It is heavily based on the Rondo movement of Sonatina in G major, op. 36 no. 5 by Muzio Clementi.The song title was an early use of the then-new slang word "groovy". Wine, who was 17 years old when the song was written,says,"Carole came up with "Groovy kinda... groovy kinda... groovy..." and we're all just saying,"Kinda groovy, kinda groovy, kinda..." and I don't exactly know who came up with "Love," but it was "Groovy kind of love." And we did it.We wrote it in 20 minutes.It was amazing. Just flew out of four mouths, and at the piano, it was a real quick and easy song to write.

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  There are three (3) versions of the song at position #2200 in the Top 2000.The song at position #2200 by this Flint,Michigan band went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for two (2) weeks beginning the week ending Saturday,May 4,1974.It was the cover of a song that went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of August 25,1962 and that version is in the Top 1000.It is also in the Top 1000 with a 1988 cover version of the song by a tiny Australian. The 1988 version was the #1 song for the entire year of 1987 in Australia (David Kent) and spent seven (7) weeks at #1 in Australia beginning August 10,1987.

  A band out of Auckland,New Zealand with members Phil Judd,Tim and Neil Finn have the song at position #2197.The song spent eight (8) weeks at #1 in Australia 
beginning April 14,1980. In 2001 it was voted 11th best New Zealand song of all time by APRA.This is the group's second and final entry in the top 6500.

  The song at position #2181 spent five (5) weeks at #1 in Canada (Ted Kennedy) beginning August 23,1980 and it was the #6 song for the entire year of 1980 in 
Canada.It also topped the UK singles chart.The song was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.Recorded between June and October of 1979,this song is a disco-
influenced number,somewhat similar to the band's 1978 hit "Miss You" (yet to come in this countdown). The song is notable as one of the earliest songs by the group to show the growing rift between main songwriters Jagger and Richards.Although Richards plays guitar and added backing vocals towards the end of this track,he is noted to not have liked the direction in which Jagger was trying to take the band with disco-like compositions,although this may have been exaggerated by the press and Richards'hard-rock-oriented image.The song is based around a bass line played by Ronnie Wood.Also notable is Jagger's singing of the song in a falsetto,popular on many disco-era songs.Bassist Bill Wyman plays synthesizer on the record,while Jagger and Ian Stewart play electric piano.Noted jam band "Phish" occasionally covered the song,usually stretching it to the 15 minute mark.

 In 2000 "Madonna" does a cover of a song that went to #1 for "Don McLean" in 1972.Don McLean's version is in the Top 200 while Madonna's version is #2178.The song was released to promote the soundtrack to her film "The Next Best Thing (2000)".Her cover is much shorter than the original (it contains only the beginning of the first verse and all of the second and sixth verses) and was recorded as a pop-dance song.Don McLean himself praised the cover,saying it was "a gift from a goddess", and that her version is "mystical and sensual."Due to the success of the single,it was included as a bonus track on her 2000 studio album Music,however this was not available on the North American version.Madonna explained in a 2001 interview on BBC Radio 1 with Jo Whiley,the reason that the song was omitted from her 2001 greatest hits compilation GHV2:"It was something a certain record company executive twisted my arm into doing,but it didn't belong on the (Music) album so now it's being punished".The song was produced by Madonna and William Orbit,who had previously worked with her on the 1998 studio album "Ray of Light" and 1999 single "Beautiful Stranger".Released in March 2000,the song was a big worldwide hit,reaching number one in many countries,including the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Italy, Germany (her first since "La Isla Bonita",in 1987),Switzerland,Austria and Finland.The song was the 19th best selling of 2000 in the UK.There was no commercial single release in the US,but the single still reached the number twenty-nine spot on Billboard's Hot 100,based on airplay alone.Chuck Taylor from Billboard was impressed by the recording and commented,"Applause to Madonna for not pandering to today's temporary trends and for challenging programmers to broaden their playlists.
   The music video to the song at position #2178,directed by Philipp Stolzl, depicts a diverse array of Americans,including a scene showing a lesbian couple kissing,which resulted in the video being censored on certain music shows in the United States.Two official versions of the video were produced,the first of which now appears on Madonna's greatest-hits DVD compilation,Celebration,and was released as the official video worldwide.The second version was issued along with the "Humpty Remix",a more upbeat and dance-friendly version of the song.This video was aired on MTV's dance channel in the United States to promote the film "The Next Best Thing",starring Madonna and Rupert Everett;it contains totally different footage and new outtakes of the original and omits the lesbian kiss.Everett,who provides backing vocals in the song,is also featured in the video.Would you like a piece of pie?

  There have been three (3) songs with the same title as the song at position #2164 that have gone to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. All three songs,although they have the same title are three different songs.At #1413 you will find a song from 2006 with the same title as the song at #2164 that went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.There is one more song in the countdown with the same title from 1973 that went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 that is yet to come. 

  On May 28th,1964 this UK singer at #2162 managed to take the song at position #2162 to the Top of the UK singles chart and stay there for four (4) weeks. The song ended up being the seventeenth (17th) biggest song for the entire year in the UK.

  The song by this Atlanta,Georgia recording act at position #2152 will appear two more times in the Top 2000. Yet to come are a 1969 and 1970 version of this song.One of the versions is in the Top 500.

  Born on June 13,1940 in San Francisco this singer makes his one and only appearance in the top 6500 at position #2132. The song reached number number five (5) on the United States Billboard Top 100 Sides pop chart and number two (2) on the Billboard R&B chart.
   In 1964,this singer played nightly at the Condor Night Club in San Francisco where Carol Doda performed her topless Go-Go dancing shows.Mainly supporting himself as a singer in clubs by the late 1960s,he released another single in 1974 on Touch Records, but it met with little commercial success.He has performed at the Bay Area Music ("Bammy") Awards in recent years.

  The song at position #2111 by this UK/US recording act is a cover of a song by a very popular male/female US duo that went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on August 14,1965 for three (3) weeks. That song is yet to come in the countdown.

  Three brothers from Wyckoff,New Jersey,USA are at position #2102.The song was released as the third official single off their third studio album,"A Little Bit 
Longer" on September 30,2008.Lyrically,the song is about being smitten by a girl for the first time and attracting feelings for said girl from that moment. The song has sold 857,000 copies in the US.
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  Born on July 30,1941 in Ottawa,Ontario,Canada is the recording act at position #2100.He has had two #1 singles on the US Billboard Hot 100;one in the 1950's and one in the 1970's.He is the only recording act to accomplish this feat.The song at position #2100 was the song that US Cash Box Magazine 
Ranked as the #5 song for the entire year of 1959 in their year-end chart.

  The song at position #2099 would be covered eleven (11) years later. That version is yet to come in the countdown.The singer at position #2099 was born in Kingston upon Hull,in the East Riding of Yorkshire in England on February 2,1925,As a child he became a choirboy in St. Peter's Church and began a lifelong love of singing.The song at position #2099  spent ten weeks at the pole position in the UK,making it one of the biggest selling British records.That recording co-credits Mantovani and his Orchestra and Chorus. The singer at position #2099 was invited to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show as well as being one of the stars of the 1954 Royal Command Performance alongside Bob Hope,Frankie Howerd,Guy Mitchell,Norman Wisdom,Max Bygraves,Frankie Laine and Howard Keel.Like many others,his work was usurped by the tidal wave of rock and roll.All of his hits were released by the Decca record label in the UK.Nevertheless,when the hits dried up,he continued to perform regularly across the globe,despite keeping a home close to his roots in Hull.His only album chart entry was the Decca compilation which hit Number 19 on the separate mid price chart which ran in the UK during the early 1970s.

  Smokin' "Joe Walsh" from 1978 discusses how life has been treating him in the song that he holds at position #2098.The song at position #2098 first appeared on the soundtrack to the film "FM".It was released as a single and appeared on Walsh's album "But Seriously, Folks...."He satirically reflects on the rockstar lifestyle ("My Maserati does 185 /I lost my license, now I don't drive").Antics of all rockers of the era are reflected,such as the nod to Keith Moon and others:"I live in hotels/Tear out the walls." The 1979 Rolling Stone Record Guide called it "riotous",and "(maybe) the most important statement on rock stardom anyone has made in the late Seventies."
   The song at position #2098 has a notable style:a mid-tempo, reggae-like groove marked by bedrock guitar riffs,synthesizers and a confused delivery.Walsh's ARP 
Odyssey synthesizer riff accompanies the guitar solo in the middle of the song.The guitar solo in the outro is accompanied by the main riff and is longer than most
radio stations allow. Bill Szymczyk and Jody Boyer perform the backing vocals.This song uses a call-and-response pattern.
Call: Joe Walsh: "Lucky I'm sane after all I've been through" 
Response: Bill Szymczyk: "Everybody say, 'I'm cool'" 
Response: Jody Boyer: "He's cool" 
At the end of the song, (cannot be heard on the radio version) there is a clip of an inside joke stating "uh-oh, here comes a flock of waa waas", recorded from inside the studio. After the music has faded away into silence,there's a 10-second gap before the inside joke. That inside joke would also be included at the end of disc one of the Eagles' box set, Selected Works: 1972-1999.
   Made after Walsh had joined The Eagles, the song at position #2098 was incorporated into that group's concert repertoire,appearing in shows at the time as well as reunion tours.It remains a staple of classic rock radio playlists.During live shows,Joe Walsh is known to change lyrics,such as 'Lock the doors in case I'm attacked' to 'Lock the doors and watch the war in Iraq!' to 'I watch the Lakers,they suck without Shaq!' and, more recently,'Lock the doors, and vote for Barack.' Also,he has changed the lyric "My Maserati does 185" to include "My Maserati does 800,603,495" instead. While performing it with the Eagles,he changes the line 'They write me letters tell me I'm great' to 'They write me letters tell me Glenn's great. There is also a recorded live version that's played occasionally on the radio where the lyrics are changed to "I have a limo, ride in the trunk, I lock the doors in case I get drunk" as well as,"They write Tim letters,tell Don Glenn's great."

  The song at #2086 is a cover of a song that was released thirty-three 
(33) years prior.That version can be found in the Top 100 of this list. The 
song at position #2086 spent thirteen (13) weeks at #1 in Canada by this 
singer who was born on November 30, 1978 in Raleigh,North Carolina.He was 
the runner-up in season 2 of American Idol.

    The Philadelphia R&B group at #2068 has seven (7) songs in the Top 6500. In one song they are accompanied with Mariah Carey.Of the seven (7) songs three (3) songs are in the Top 1000.At the 1995 Grammy Awards,the group received four Grammy Award awards for their work,including two for their 1994 second album,II in 1995.The group was named Billboard's most successful group and 4th overall artist of the 1990s by Billboard Magazine.

  The singer nickednamed "The Black Moses" born on August 20th,1942 in Covington, Tennessee (voice for the chef on TV show "South Park") who died at 65 years of age on August 10,2008 in Memphis,has the song at position #2066.It is the theme to a 1971 motion picture about a detective starring Richard Roundtree.The song was also written by the chef.The song was released as a single (shortened and edited from the longer album version) two months after the movie's soundtrack by Stax Records' Enterprise label.This song went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 (USA) for two weeks beginning November 20,1971.In 1972 this song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song,with the chef becoming the first African American to win that honor (or any Academy Award in a non-acting category).Since then,the song has appeared in numerous television shows, commercials,and other movies,including the 2000 remake of the movie (starring Samuel Jackson & Vanessa Williams),for which the singer-writer at position #2066 re-recorded the song without making any changes to it.This song is sometimes considered more iconic than the movie for which it was written.This cat is a bad motherf................

  There is a song with the same title as the song at position #2064 but a different song. That song is the title track to both Cash Box and Billboard Magazine's #1 album for the entire year of 1971 and is in the Top 500.The song at position #2064 originally is a song by Danish pop singer Christine Milton,released on January 13,2003 as the lead single from her debut album "Friday".It was written and produced by Cutfather & Joe and Remee,and peaked at #1 on the Danish Singles Chart. The song was later covered to international success by the British R&B singer at position #2064.Her version earned the songwriters an Ivor Novello Award for "Most Performed Work",being the most performed song in the UK in 2003.According to a HitQuarters interview with co-writer and producer Mich "Cutfather" Hansen,the song was initially inspired by Liberty X's "Just a Little", "I liked that song and wanted to do something,not similar, but something in that vibe.", he said.

  The song at position #2052 by this Rochester,New York native spent six (6) weeks at the top of the Billboard singles chart beginning August 24,1955 and is the song that knocked "Bill Haley & The Comets" "Rock Around The Clock" out of the #1 position.The song at position #2052 is about how a slave named Emily Morgan helped win the battle of San Jacinto,the decisive battle in the Texas Revolution.The song at position #2053 was featured in the motion picture "Giant".Actor James Dean,who starred in the movie,died when this song was atop the Billboard Best Sellers chart in 1955.

  Born Steven Bernard Hill, April 19,1958 in Fort Lauderdale,Florida has the song at position #2031.It peaked at #1 for four (4) weeks beginning the week ending 
December 8th,1990 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song reached number six (6) on the UK Singles Chart and number eight (8) on the Australian (ARIA) Singles Chart.The 
song listed at number 71 on Billboard magazine Top 600 songs for the 60th Anniversary of the Hot 100 chart. This is his only song in the top 6500.
    On September 30,2011 Hill was arrested by Springfield,Massachusetts police officers after his concert in MassMutual Center in Massachusetts due to him owing 
$420,000 in unpaid child support.

    The song at position #2015 by this Aussie topped the Australian singles chart (ARIA) for the week of June 10,2002.Born Holly Rachel Vukadinovic (Serbian 
extraction) on May 11,1983 in Melbourne.She is an Australian model,actress and singer.She began her career as Felicity "Flick" Scully on the Australian soap opera "Neighbours".In 2002, she released her debut album, "Footprints", which yielded the song at position #2016.

  Born in Mayville,Kentucky the singer of the song in the #2010 position had this song rank as the #2 song for the entire year 1954 in Cash Box (USA) Magazine's year-end countdown.For eight (8) weeks between September 25,1954 and November 20,1954 this song was the #1 song on the Cash Box Magazine's Singles Chart.
   This song is a show tune written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross.The song is from the musical play "Pajama Game".In the context of the show,Sid sings it to a 
recording device,telling himself that he's foolish to continue his advances to Babe.He plays the tape back,and after responding to his own comments,sings a duet with himself.
   The singer at position #2010's career languished in the 1960s,partly due to problems related to depression and drug addiction.In 1968,her relationship with a young drummer ended after two years,and she became increasingly dependent on pills after a punishing tour.She joined the presidential campaign of close friend Bobby 
Kennedy,and was in The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles,California, when he was assassinated on June 5,1968.A month later she had a nervous breakdown onstage in 
Reno,Nevada and was hospitalized. She remained in therapy for eight years afterwards.
  Her career revived in 1974,when her "White Christmas" co-star Bing Crosby asked her to appear with him at a show marking his 50th anniversary in show business.
  She was diagnosed with lung cancer at the end of 2001.Around this time,she gave her last concert,in Hawaii,backed by the Honolulu Symphony Pops;her last song she 
sang was "God Bless America".Despite surgery,she died six months later on June 29,2002,at her Beverly Hills home.Her nephew, actor George Clooney,was a pallbearer at her funeral,which was attended by numerous stars,including Al Pacino.She is buried at Saint Patrick's Cemetery in Mayville,Kentucky.

  Born Shanice Lorraine Wilson-Knox on May 14th,1973 in Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania (raised in Los Angeles) is the singer who sings the song at position #2006.She makes her one and only entry in the entire top 6500;with a song that peaked on February 2,1992 at #2 for three (3) weeks on the US Billboard Hot 100. In 1992,the song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
   This singer is widely recognized for her coloratura soprano voice and her ability to sing in the whistle register.
  On Valentine's Day 2000,this singer married actor/comedian Flex Alexander. Together, they have two children,daughter Imani Shekinah Knox (born August 23, 2001) and son Elijah Alexander Knox (born March 5, 2004).
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