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Written by Barry Kowal   
Oct 19, 2018 at 03:20 PM
INFORMATION FOR SONGS IN THE TOP 6500 Part VII


Welcome to the Top 1000. We have finished the bottom 5500.1000 songs to go.

The song at position #990 spent seven (7) weeks at #1 in the UK beginning July 22nd,1962.The music was written by Victor Schertzinger, the lyrics by Johnny Mercer.The song was published in 1941.
   The song was one of several introduced in the movie "The Fleet's In" (1942).It was sung in the film by Dorothy Lamour (with harmony by Bob Eberly and Helen
O'Connell and featuring the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra) and is one of the songs most associated with the singer/actress. Schertzinger, who co-wrote all the film's songs with Mercer, was also the director of the movie.
  The singer at position #990 covered the song in a yodeling country-music style in 1962. The song peaked at #5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 for two (2) weeks beginning the week ending October 13th,1962.
   The singer of the song at position #990 was born on November 30,1937 in Coundon,Coventry,Warwickshire,England but raised in Dural,New South Wales,Australia.
  In the UK he had two other number ones:"Lovesick Blues" & "The Wayward Wind". He was the first UK-based person to reach number one three times in the UK in 
succession.The only other person to have done so at that point was Elvis Presley.

     The song in the #989 position,recorded by this Winnipeg,Manitoba, Canada rock band was the #1 song for the entire year of 1974 in Canada.It also reached the #1 
position on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart the week of November 9,1974 and the single won the Juno Award for best-selling single of 1974.
    This is a rock song written by Randy Bachman from the album "Not Fragile". It was released as a single in 1974 with an instrumental track "Free Wheelin'" as the B-side.
    The lyrics for the song tell of the singer meeting a "devil woman" and her giving him love.The chorus of the song includes the song's famous stutter and speaks of her looking at him with big brown eyes and 'You ain't seen nothin yet.B-, b-, b-, baby, you just ain't seen na, na, nothin yet.Here's somethin' that you're never gonna forget.
B-, b-, b-,
baby,you just ain't seen na, na, nothin yet.'
  The guitar riff heard throughout the song's chorus is proportionate to the riff from Baba O'Riley by The Who.The riff follows a main pattern of A5, E5, then a D5,while the riff in Baba O'Riley is F5, C5, Bb5.
    In The Rolling Stone Record Guide,writer Dave Marsh called this song "a direct steal from The Who," but "an imaginative one." The chords of the chorus riff are 
very similar to the ones used by "The Who" in their song "Baba O'Riley," and also,the stuttering vocal is indeed reminiscent of "My Generation." Randy Bachman insists that the song was performed as a joke for his brother,Gary,with no intention of sounding like "My Generation. "Gary had a stutter,and Randy only intended to record it once with the stutter and send the only recording to Gary.
      Randy developed the song while recording the group's third album,"Not Fragile". It began as an instrumental piece inspired by the rhythm guitar of Dave 
Mason.Randy says "it was basically just an instrumental and I was fooling around... I wrote the lyrics,out of the blue,and stuttered them through." The band typically used the song as a "work track" in the studio to get the amplifiers and microphones set properly.
    But when winding up production for their third album,Charlie Fach of Mercury Records said the eight tracks they had lacked the "magic" that would make a hit 
single.Some band members asked Randy,"what about the work track?" Randy reluctantly mentioned that he had this ninth song,but didn't intend to use it on a record.Hesaid,"We have this one song, but it's a joke.I'm laughing at the end.I sang it on the first take.It's sharp,it's flat,I'm stuttering to do this thing for my brother."
   Fach asked to hear it,and they played the recording for him.Fach smiled and said "That's the track.It's got a brightness to it.It kind of floats a foot higher than the other songs when you listen to it."Bachman agreed to include the song,but only if he could re-record the vocals first,without the stutter.Fach agreed,but Bachman says "I tried to sing it normal,but I sounded like Frank Sinatra.It didn't fit." Fach said to leave it as it was,with the stutter.
   It is said that Gary Bachman has since lost his stutter.

  Born Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie on November 3rd,1948 in in Lennoxtown,East Dunbartonshire,Scotland(grew up in Dennistoun,Glasgow)is the singer of the song at position #988.On the week ending October 21st,1967 this song began spending five weeks at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100.This song was the title track from a motion picture starring "Sidney Poitier".The song was Billboard Magazine and New York City radio station WABC's #1 single for the entire year of 1967.Canada's RPM Magazine put the song at No.2 for the entire year 1967.In fact,the song holds the distinction of being the only song by a British artist to hit No.1 on the US charts and not even chart in the UK, where it only appeared as a B-side to "Let's Pretend" (released in the UK on 23rd June 1967), which reached No.11 on the UK singles chart.

   The song at position #984 by this UK R&B recording act was Canada's #1 single for the entire year of 1990.The song at position #984 appeared on the group who sings the song at position #984's debut album "Club Classics Vol. One ("Keep on Movin'" in the United States) and was released as its second single in 1989. The song at position #984 was one of two songs on the album featuring British R&B singer Caron Wheeler and gained success in both the UK and in the U.S.
    The album version of the song was an a cappella which was remixed and re-recorded before being released as a single.Two new versions were produced:the first taking the original recording with instrumentation added,and the second was a re-working of the song with new lyrics and chorus (also adding "However Do You Want Me" to the title).It was this second version that became most popular.

  On June 2,1979 the song at position #973 began a three (3) week run on top of the Billboard Hot 100.This song was also Record World Magazine's (USA) #1 song for the entire year of 1979.Up to that point,the singer of the song at position #973 had mainly been associated with disco songs but this song also showed significant rock influences including the guitar,which had never been used in one of the songs by the singer of the song at position #973 singles before. In fact the very intricate solo was played by Ex Doobie Brother and Steely Dan guitarist Jeff "Skunk" Baxter.

  A song that spent eight (8) weeks at #1 on Billboard Magazine by a twenty-five (25) year old Philadelphian (born August 10,1928) from 1954 is the song that occupies the #968 position.The song also spent four (4) weeks at #1 in Australia.The song at position #968 also made the UK Top 10.
  The Song at position #968 is a German song about a beloved clown father,written by Swiss composer Paul Burkhard in 1939 or a musical called Der Schwarze Hecht 
(reproduced in 1950 as Feuerwerk (Fireworks),lyrics by Erik Charell,Jorg Amstein and Robert Gilbert. The song has been performed and recorded by numerous artists since then,including Alan Breeze,Billy Cotton,Billy Vaughn,Connie Francis,The Everly Brothers,Harry James,Lys Assia,Malcolm Vaughan,Muriel Smith,Ray Anthony & his Orchestra,Russ Morgan & his Orchestra,The Beverley Sisters,Bjork (on Gling-Gle, as Pabbi minn) and many others.Under the original German title,an instrumental version by trumpeter Eddie Calvert topped the UK Singles Chart in 1954,(see the song at position #1138 on this list) and was also a Top 10 hit in the U.S.It was adapted into English by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons under the title of the Song at position #968.Daddy!!!

   Born Anthony Jeffries on November 19th,1971 in Detroit. This R&B singer in the #956 position has a song at that position that I calculated from Billboard Magazine (US) as the second (2nd) biggest single for the entire year of 1996.The song was from the singer of the song at position #956's 1996 debut album "Words" and was released as his debut single.The singer of the song at position #956 received a Grammy nomination for this song in 1997 for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance.He also was nominated that year for Best New Artist;but he lost to LeAnn Rimes.

  The song in the #940 position recorded by a Swedish pop-rock duo: Marie Fredriksson (born on May 29th,1958) and Per Gessle (born on February 12th,1959 in 
Halmstad,Sweden) was the song that Billboard Magazine (US) ranked as the #2 song for the entire year of 1990.It is from the motion picture "Pretty Woman" starring 
Richard Gere & Julia Roberts.
    "Christmas for the Broken Hearted", the song's original title,was first released in 1987 after EMI Germany asked the duet who sings the song in the #940 position to come up with an intelligent Christmas-single.It went on to become a Top 10 hit in Sweden but EMI Germany decided not to release the track.This version of the song was not part of any of the duet who sings the song in the #940 position's albums until the 1997 re-release of Pearls of Passion,where it was included as a bonus track.The B-side to "Christmas for the Broken Hearted","Turn to Me", also featured as a bonus track.
   During the run of their chart-topping singles from their album Look Sharp!Touchstone Pictures approached the duet who sings the song in the #940 position's record label,EMI and the group about contributing a song to the soundtrack of the upcoming romantic comedy release Pretty Woman.Pretty Woman was released in March 1990 and went on to make more than $460 million worldwide.
   Gessle has claimed that The song in the #940 position,by then a two-year-old recording was chosen because the duet who sings the song in the #940 position did not have time to compose and record a new song while touring Australia and New Zealand.Gessle and producer Clarence Ofwerman took the original 1987 recording,had Marie Fredriksson replace a single Christmas-referenced line in the song and added some instrumentation and background vocal overlays to enhance the sound.Gessle claimed the soundtrack producers initially turned down The song in the #940 position but changed their minds after
re-editing the film.
    Although The song in the #940 position" was part of the Pretty Woman soundtrack,the song wasn't part of any of the duet who sings the song in the #940 position album until "Don't Bore Us,Get to the Chorus!", their 1995 greatest hits release.The album wasn't released in the United States until September 26,2000, with a different track listing.

  The song in the #936 position recorded by this female who was born on May 3rd,1950 in Pontardawe,Wales was the #1 song for the entire year of 1968 in the UK.
  The song in the #936 position is a song credited to Gene Raskin,who put English lyrics to the Russian song "Dorogoi dlinnoyu",lit. "By the long road"), written by Boris Fomin (1900-1948) with words by the poet Konstantin Podrevskii.It deals with reminiscence upon youth and romantic idealism.The Georgian Tamara Tsereteli (1900-1968) in 1925 and Alexander Vertinsky in 1926 made what were probably the earliest recordings of the song.
   The melody of the song in the #936 position is instantly recognizable to tens of millions of Brazilians,although most of them are probably wholly unaware of its origins or original lyrics and title;it was used for years by Brazilian TV host Silvio Santos in his Show de Calouros,a Gong Show-like talent show,with the lyrics changed to introduce the judges and host of the show. 

  The song in the #930 position by this New York City Doo Wop/R&B group is the song that Cash Box Magazine (US)ranked as the #3 song for the entire year of 1960.The song also went to #1 on the Australian weekly singles chart (David Kent/Jimmy Barnes).
  This single was produced by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller,two noted American music producers who at the time had an apprentice relationship with a then-unknown Phil Spector.Although he was working with Lieber and Stoller at the time,it is unknown whether Spector assisted with the production of this record;however,many Spector fans have noticed similarities between this record and other music he would eventually produce on his own.
    In the song,the narrator tells his lover she is free to mingle and socialize throughout the evening,but to make sure to save him one dance at the end of the 
night.The song is likely based on the personal experience of songwriter Pomus,who had polio and used crutches to get around and could not dance.His wife,however,was a Broadway actress and dancer.The song gives his perspective of plaintively telling his wife to have fun dancing,but reminds her who will be taking her home and "in whose arms you're gonna be." The personnel for the group who sings the song at position #932 at the time of this recording were:Bucky Pizzarelli,Allan Hanlon (guitar),Lloyd Trotman (bass),Gary Chester (drums).

  The song at position #922 is a remake of a song done twenty years (20) earlier. The 1984 version of the song is in the Top 300 and is one of the biggest selling 
records off-all time in the UK. The 1984 version has some of the same and some diffrent artists from the 2004 version.Bono,Paul McCartney and George Michael were the only artists from the original song who had been asked back to lend their voices to the 2004 song,Some of the lyrics were added in the 2004 version.
  The song at position #922 had Midge Ure as an organizer,Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Travis) and Bob Geldof as producers.While Damon Albarn (Blur) reportedly served tea and biscuits to the participants.Danny Goffey of Supergrass played drums,Thom Yorke played piano and Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead) played guitar,Sir Paul McCartney on bass guitar along with Francis Healy,Andy Dunlop & Dougie Payne of Travis on bass guitar.Also on guitar was Justin Hawkins (The Darkness),Dan Hawkins (The Darkness) and Charlie Simpson of "Busted". Vocals were by Bono (U2),Daniel Bedingfield,Natasha Bedingfield, Vishal Das,Busted,Chris Martin (Coldplay),Dido-performed separately from a studio in Melbourne,Dizzee Rascal-the only artist to add lyrics to the song,Ms Dynamite,Skye Edwards (Morcheeba),Estelle,Neil Hannon (The Divine Comedy),Jamelia,Tom Chaplin (Keane),Tim Rice-Oxley (Keane),Beverley Knight,Lemar,Shaznay Lewis (formerly of "All Saints"),Katie Melua.Roisin Murphy (Moloko),Feeder,Snow Patrol,Rachel Stevens,Joss Stone,Sugababes,The Thrills,Turin Brakes,Robbie Williams-performed separately from a studio in Los Angeles,Will Young and Francis Healy of "Travis".

  The song at position #902 by this Cuban bandleader and composer (born December 11,1916 in Matanzas,Cuba died September 14,1989 in Mexico City) was Billboard 
Magazine's #1 single for the entire year of 1955 and spent ten (10) weeks at the top of the Billboard singles chart.It was knocked out of #1 by "Bill Haley & The 
Comets" "Rock Around The Clock".
   Cerezo rosa", or the song at position #902 or "Gummy Mambo" is the English version of "Cerisier rose et pommier blanc",a popular song with music by Louiguy written in 1950. French lyrics to the song by Jacques Larue and English lyrics by Mack David both exist and recordings of both have been quite popular.

  The song in the #859 position is from the album "Harvest" the album that Billboard Magazine (US) ranked as the #1 album for the entire year of 1972.The single in the #859 position topped the Billboard Hot 100 and the Canadian singles chart.His only #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100.Rolling Stone ranked it #297 on their list of the 500 greatest songs of all time in 2004.It features the back-up vocals of James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt.
   This song is one of a series of soft,acoustic pieces which were written partly as a result of a back injury.Unable to stand for long periods of time,he could not play his electric guitar and so returned to his acoustic guitar, which he could play sitting down.
    The song in the #859 position was taped during the initial sessions for Harvest in early 1971 at Quadrafonic Studios in Nashville,Tennessee.Ronstadt and Taylor were in Nashville at the time for an appearance on Johnny Cash's television program,and the album's producer Elliot Mazer arranged for them to sing backup for Young in the studio.
   Originally,this song was meant to segue with the song "A Man Needs a Maid",and was therefore played on piano.It was played in this manner during the singer of The song in the #859 position's solo shows in 1971,but he abandoned this approach midway through the tour and began to play it on guitar as it is now known.Additionally,one line that was cut when the two songs became separate entities was "Afraid/A man feels afraid" .An example of the segued version appears on "Live at Massey Hall 1971" release.
   The singer of the song in the #859 position wrote in the liner notes of his compilation album Decade:"This song put me in the middle of the road.Traveling there soon became a bore so I headed for the ditch.A rougher ride but I saw more interesting people there." This statement was in response to the mainstream popularity that he gained as a result of this song's number-one status. 

  The artist who performs the song in the #856 position was born on January 28th,1929 in Pensford,Somerset,England. The song in the #856 position is the song that Billboard Magazine ranked as the #1 song for the entire year of 1962.The song was also the #1 song for the entire year of 1962 in the UK.
    The song in the #856 position is a piece for clarinet written by the artist who performs the song in the #856 position for his young daughter and originally named Jenny after her.It was subsequently used as the theme tune of a BBC TV drama serial for young people that was also called the same title as the song in the #856 position.
   The track,performed by the artist who performs the song in the #856 position with backing by the Leon Young String Chorale,was released as a single on Columbia Records DB 4750 in October 1961,with the label of the single openly proclaiming "Theme from the BBC TV. Series".The B-side was "Take My Lips".The single became a phenomenal success,topping the NME singles chart and spending nearly a year on the Record Retailer Top 50.In the UK it is the biggest-selling instrumental single of all time,and appears at #58 (fifty-eight) in the official UK list of best-selling singles issued in 2002. 
   On May 26, 1962, the song in the #856 position became the first British recording to reach number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 where it was issued by Atlantic Records on the Atco label,but it was quickly followed,on December 22,by The Tornados' "Telstar", another instrumental.In the pre-rock era,Vera Lynn's "Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart" had reached #1 in 1952,on the shorter "Best Sellers In Stores" survey. After "Telstar",the next British performers to top the U.S. charts were The Beatles,with their first Capitol Records single "I Want to Hold Your Hand".The song in the #858 position became the second of three "one hit wonders" named pop single of the year by Billboard (the others being 1958's "Volare (Nel Blu Di Pinto Di Blu)" by Domenico Modugno and 2006's "Bad Day" by Daniel Powter.
   In May 1969,the crew of Apollo 10 took the song in the #856 position on their mission to the moon.Gene Cernan,a member of the crew,included the tune on a cassette tape used in the command module of the Apollo spacecraft.The composition has been covered by many other artists,most prominently a vocal version by Andy Williams,a group vocal version by The Drifters,and a soprano sax smooth jazz adaptation by Kenny G.It was also sampled (with a writer's credit for Bilk) on "A Melody From a Past Life Keeps Pulling Me Back" by The KLF on their album Chill Out,and on the track "Music For Libraries" by Way Out West.The song was also featured in the soundtrack to Mr. Holland's Opus,as well as in the 1988 film,"Red Heat",the 1998 romantic comedy "There's Something About Mary" and the 2001 movie "The Majestic".
  The song was playing in the scene in the 2008 Season 2 finale of Mad Men when Betty Draper was having a drink in a bar.The song is used as the theme tune to BBC Radio 4 sketch show That Mitchell and Webb Sound.

  The song at position #840 by this Texan was both Billboard and Cash Box (both USA) Magazine's #4 song for the entire year of 1964 in both magazine's year-end countdowns. 
  The song at position #840 was recorded on the Monument Records label in Nashville, Tennessee,it was written by the singer of the song at position #840 and Bill Dees.The song spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.The song also went to #1 in the UK,Canada and Australia.The best-known guitar performance was by Wayne Moss later of Barefoot Jerry.Although the official recording appeared in 1964,the Beatles recalled the singer of the song at position #840's having written and performed the song during a mid-1963 tour of the UK which included both acts.
    The singer of the song at position #840 posthumously won the 1991 Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for his live recording of the song on his HBO television special "Roy Orbison and Friends",A Black and White Night.In 1999,the song was honored with a Grammy Hall of Fame Award and was named one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.In 2004,Rolling Stone magazine ranked it #222 on their list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time."

  The song at position #837 certainly did not get to that position because of it's performance on the singles chart. This hard-rock group from San Diego,California only reached the #30 position on Billboard Magazine's weekly singles chart with this song.The song which is 17 minutes and 9 seconds long got to the #837 position on the Top 5000 because of the album that it was off of.The song at position #837 is the title track of the album of the same name. This album although it only peaked at #4 on the Billboard album chart,it managed to spend 140 weeks on the Billboard album chart mostly within the Top 10. This song was Billboard (US) Magazine's #1 album for the entire year of 1969 and Cash Box (US) Magazine's #2 album for the entire year of 1969.

  The song at position #836 is one of four songs that went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 where all the words to the song were in a foreign language.
  The song also went to #1 on the singles charts in Australia,France,Ireland,Italy,New Zealand,the UK. Switzerland and Canada. It also reached #2 in the Netherlans,#3 in Sweden and #4 in Norway.

  The song in the #831 position by this hard-rock band from Melbourne,Australia was off the second (2nd) biggest album for the entire year of 2004 in Australia titled "Get Born".It was the first single from the album,released in 2003 in Australia and the UK,and in 2004 in the United States.Written by Nic Cester & Cameron Muncey,the song is often cited for similarities to Iggy Pop's "Lust for Life" and The White Stripes's "Screwdriver".However,the beat has been found to have been common in numerous 60s' Motown songs,including "I'm Ready For Love" by Martha And The Vandellas and "You Can't Hurry Love" by The Supremes.
   Chris Cester responded to the media debacle,stating the beat was taken from Motown,stating in a Jared Story interview,referring to a meeting between Iggy Pop and himself:"It's funny because I asked him point blank about that. He said I was crazy. He said that when he and David Bowie were writing "Lust for Life",they were ripping off Motown's beat.It's funny that he said that to me because we also thought we were ripping off Motown more than "Lust for Life".To be honest with you that kind of annoyed me a lot,because I always thought it was really lazy.People just go well Lust for Life is more well-known so that's what they go for,but if you listen to a song like "You Can't Hurry Love" (The Supremes) I think you'll find its closer to the song in the #831 position" than "Lust for Life" ever was.And that's what Iggy said as well."

   The song in the #814 position was the song that Billboard (US) Magazine ranked as the #1 song for the entire year of 1975.The song reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending June 21,1975 and remained in the top position for four weeks.The recording also received a Grammy Award for Record of the Year.
   The song in the #816 position was written by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield in 1973.It was first released in the United Kingdom on Sedaka's 1973 LP The Tra-La Days Are Over,which was never released in the U.S.The song arrived in the U.S. the following year when it appeared on Sedaka's compilation album "Sedaka's Back".Although Sedaka (and Wilson Pickett) recorded the song earlier in the 1970s,it is best remembered for the subsequent 1975 cover version by the recording act who sings the song in the #650 position. It was their debut single.The recording act who sings the song in the #650 position acknowledged Sedaka's authorship as well as his mid-1970s comeback by working the phrase "Sedaka is back" into the song's fadeout.The Spanish version of the song, "Por Amor Viviremos",was released as well during the summer of 1975 and charted as high as number 49 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.The song was released as the only single from the LP "Por Amor Viviremos" which was the same LP as "Love Will Keep Us Together",only rerecorded entirely in Spanish.In 1976,The Tubes covered the song in the #650 position with a live show track on the album "T.R.A.S.H.".In the 1978 Mae West movie Sextette,West and Timothy Dalton cover the tune in a Disco style.In 1983,The "Circle Jerks" covered the song in the #814 position as one of the six cover versions on "Golden Shower of Hits (Jerks on 45)",which appears on their third album with the same title.The song was also covered by Nickelback in 2001 for the Andrew Denton Breakfast Show Musical Challenge on Sydney,Australia's version of radio station Triple M,and was later added as a bonus track on some versions of their 2003 album "The Long Road".
  In 1999,French singer "Sheila",who is best known internationally as Sheila B. Devotion ('Spacer' 1979),covered the song for her album 'Dense'.The song was released as a cd single and 12 inch with remixes in the Summer of 2000 (EMI France).The song was featured on the video game Karaoke Revolution Presents:American Idol.The song was also featured as the opening of film "Get Over It" starring Kirsten Dunst.The song appears in Starsky and Hutch (2004),Sextette (1978) and House Arrest (1996).

  A song by a Philadelphia group at position #812 in the Top 6500 is this group's one and only song in the Top 6500.The song was written by Artie Singer,John Medora and David White.The song was released in the fall of 1957 and reached number one on the US Billboard Magazine's primary weekly singles chart on January 6,1958 spending seven (7) weeks there,becoming one of the top-selling singles of 1958.The song also hit number one on the R&B Best Sellers list.Somewhat more surprisingly, the record reached #3 on the Music Vendor country charts.It was also a big hit elsewhere,which included a number 3 placing on the UK charts.
   The song is notable for combining several of the most popular formulas in 1950s rock'n'roll,the twelve-bar blues,boogie-woogie piano,and the 50s progression.

   The song in the #810 position,recorded by this man who was born on May 13th,1953 in Lynn Lakes,Manitoba,Canada was the #3 song for the entire year of 1991 in Canada (Canoe Charts).
   The song in the #810 position is a song written by the singer of The song in the #810 position,from his album "Mad Mad World".The song was the singer of The song in the #810 position's most famous song,as it was a number one hit in his native Canada.The song also peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States in 1992.The song also reached #2 in both Australia and New Zealand.
    In the 1990s the singer of the song in the #646 position took his family to West Africa where he helped to raise awareness and money for the World Vision famine relief organization.That experience shaped his next album "Mad Mad World" which contained the song in the #810 position.
  This song was the singer of The song in the #810 position's only Top 40 hit in the United States,although he continued to have significant hits in Canada. The song has been covered and released by Chris LeDoux,Jerry Jeff Walker and Rascal Flatts.

   Born September 14,1976 in Kingstown,Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a Vincentian soca artist,who has the song at position #802.This is one and only appearance in the Top 6500.It was the lead single from his self-titled debut album.The song was originally a soca ballad recorded in 2002 and released in 2003,remade into a dance hit for the US release.The song peaked at #4 on the US Billboard Hot 100,#3 on the ARIA singles chart in Australia,#2 in the UK (OCC Chart) and #1 in Denmark.

  On December 31,2005 the song at position #798 began a four (4) week run at the Top of the UK Singles chart.This was the eighth (8th) biggest song for the entire year of 2006 in the UK.The singer of the song at position #798 was the winner of the second series of X Factor.The song was first heard in the final of the aforementioned series,where it was performed by both him and X Factor runner up,Andy Abraham.
    The single was rush-released on December 21 2005,which was a Wednesday.This is unusual as most new singles are released on a Monday to gain maximum sales for the UK Singles Chart the following Sunday.The late release was due to the fact that he was only chosen as the artist on the night of Saturday December 17,and delaying release until the next week would mean the song would not be a contender for the Christmas number one.The song sold 742,180 copies in this five-day period,which was more than enough to secure the 2005 Christmas number one,taking over from Nizlopi.It was the second biggest selling single of 2005 in the UK,and as of 2006,it is the 69th biggest selling single in the UK. To date, it has sold 1.3 million copies in the UK.

 On June 10,1984 the song at position #762 went to #1 for 9 weeks in the UK.It is the group's second (2) of three (3) songs in the Top 6500.
    The song was released in the UK by ZTT Records.The song was later included on the album "Welcome To The Pleasuredome".Presenting a nihilistic,gleeful lyric expressing enthusiasm for nuclear war,it juxtaposes a relentless pounding bass line and guitar riff inspired by American funk and R&B pop with influences of Russian classical music,in an opulent arrangement produced by Trevor Horn.

  The song in the #761 position by this Australian singer born Melissa "Missy" Morrison Higgins on August 19,1983 was off the biggest album for the entire year of 2004 in Australia titled "The Sound Of White".
  The song in the #761 position won Best Pop Release at the 2004 ARIA Awards and was also nominated for Single of the Year.In 2005,the song won two ARIA song writing awards for Song of the Year and Breakthrough Song.The song's video was parodied by Rove McManus during the introduction of the ARIA Awards that year.The song is also featured on "One Tree Hill".The song has been covered by the band "67 Special" in Triple J's Like a Version:Volume Two.This chorus of this song has also been featured in the Axis of Awesome's song,"Four Chords",as an example of a song that uses Four standard Chords.

  At position #738 is a girl group from Sheboygan,Wisconsin that spent seven (7) weeks at #1 on the primary US Billboard Magazine's beginning November 27,1954 places their second of two songs in the Top 6500.The song was written by Pat Ballard which was published in 1954.
   The song's lyrics convey a request to "Mr. Sandman" to "bring me a dream"-the traditional association with the folkloric figure,the sandman.The pronoun used to refer to the desired dream is often changed depending on the sex of the singer or group performing the song, as the original sheet music publication,which includes male and female versions of the lyrics,intended.The chord progression in each chorus follows the circle of fifths for six chords in a row.
  The song peaked at #11 on the NME charts in the UK.On April 3,1955 the song began a four (4) week run at #1 in Australia (David Kent).

  The song at position #732 went to the top of the single charts in the US,the UK,Australia and Canada Further,the song was the #1 single for the entire year of 1965 in Canada.
  The song at position #732 is from the 1965 album titled "Help!".It was recorded February 15th,1965 (the same day Canada adopted it's current flag without the union jack) at Abbey Road Studios and released two months later.In 2004,this song was ranked number 384 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.
  The song was written primarily by John Lennon (credited to Lennon/McCartney),with Paul McCartney's contributions in dispute.Lennon said that McCartney's contribution was limited to "the way Ringo played the drums".McCartney said that was an incomplete description,and that "we sat down and wrote it together... give him 60 percent of it... we sat down together and worked on that for a full three-hour songwriting session." This song was also the first song by the band in which McCartney was featured on lead guitar.
   Lennon proudly claimed that it was the first heavy metal song given the droning bassline,repeating drums,and loaded guitar lines.
   The song features a coda with a different tempo.Lennon said this double-time section (with the lyric "My baby don't care")was one of his "favourite bits" in the song.it was good.
   While the song lyrics describe a girl "riding out of the life of the narrator",the inspiration of the title phrase is unclear.McCartney said it was "a British Railways ticket to the town of Ryde on the Isle of Wight",and Lennon said it described cards indicating a clean bill of health carried by Hamburg prostitutes in the 1960s.The recording act who sings the song at position #732 played in Hamburg early in their musical career,and "ride/riding" was slang for having sex.(NOTE:Lennon was known to have an overtly dry sense of humor,and often would give ridiculous explanations when asked what any specific song "really" meant).

    Born on April 17, 1954 in Philadelphia,Pennsylvania,USA is the recording act who has the song at position #727.The song was used in the 1983 film "Flashdance".The song appears during an early scene in Flashdance and is used as the backing track of a montage sequence showing Alex (Jennifer Beals) training strenuously in her converted warehouse.
   The song was included in Flashdance after the recotding act at position #727's wife accidentally included it on a tape sent to executives at Paramount Pictures who were looking for music to use in the film.The recotding act at position #727 had originally written the song as a horror theme after watching a slasher film (possibly 1980's Maniac) with lyrics such as "He's a maniac,maniac,that's for sure/He will kill your cat and nail it to the door." Producer Phil Ramone convinced the recotding act at position #727 to write new lyrics to reflect the film's subject matter.
  Beginning September 10,1983 the song began a two week run at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and is one of the highest-grossing songs ever written for a film.In addition to producing this song,Phil Ramone produced the song that would dethrone it from the top spot,Billy Joel's "Tell Her About It".The Original Soundtrack of Flashdance won the 1983 Grammy Award for Best Album of Original Score Written for A Motion Picture or a Television Special.
   The song was nominated for an Academy Award.

The song at position #724 is a song by Russian-German record producer Zedd, American country music singer Maren Morris and American musical duo Grey. 
It was written by Sarah Aarons,Zedd,Grey and "The Monsters and the Strangerz",with production handled by the latter three.The song was released commercially for digital download on January 23,2018 by Interscope Records.The song peaked at #5 on the US Billboard Hot 100.It has reached the top ten of the charts also in the UK and several other countries.It was nominated for Record of the Year,Song of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.

    The song in the #710 position was the #1 song for the entire year of 2000 in Australia.It was recorded by a rock group from Northport,New York.The song in the #710 position was included on the soundtrack of the movie "Loser".
    In 2005,British girl group "Girls Aloud" covered the song for their tour.(This version reverses the lyrics so that it is the story of a girl singing about a boy owing to the singers being female) It was later featured as a b-side to their single "Whole Lotta History".A studio recording cover by Girls Aloud is included on a special BBC Radio 1 compilation CD, Radio 1.Established 1967,celebrating 40 years of the station.It has also been covered by the all-girl Belgian Scala Choir,and is regularly covered live by "Dashboard Confessional". It has also been covered by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.It was also covered by "All Time Low" at a concert in 2007,and Hedley (band) on the Famous Last Words tour in 2008.
   The song was also featured at number 69 on the top 100 greatest pop songs of all time on the UK music channel,"The Hits".
      For the radio version,from the sentence "He brings a gun to school" the word "gun" was removed due to the Columbine High School massacre one year previously.

   The recording act at position #708 places the tenth of her twelve songs that she places in the Top 6500.The song was released as the lead single from the artists fifth studio album of the same name.The song was released on November 3,2018,without any prior official announcement or promotion.The track was written by the singer,Tayla Parx and Victoria Monet,along with its producers Tommy Brown,Charles Anderson and Michael Foster.Lyrically,the song reflects on the singer's past relationships.
   Commercially,the song spent seven (7) weeks at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100.It also has reached number one in the United Kingdom,Australia,Canada, Estonia, Finland, Greece,Ireland,Lebanon,Malaysia,New Zealand,Portugal and Singapore and it reached the top ten in Austria,Belgium,the Czech Republic, Denmark,Hungary,Iceland,the Netherlands, Norway,Slovakia,Sweden and Switzerland and the top twenty in France and Germany.
    The Hannah Lux Davis-directed music video,which references "Mean Girls","Bring It On","13 Going On 30" and "Legally Blonde",was released on November 30,2018 and subsequently broke several YouTube and Vevo records.

   The recording act at position #703 places the third of three songs in the Top 6500.The song was released as the lead single from their fourth studio album,"Elephant",in March 2003 and reached number one on the US Billboard Alternative Songs chart-maintaining that position for three weeks It also became the third best-performing song of the decade on the same chart.It was well received commercially as well.
   The song is known for its underlying riff,which plays throughout most of the song.Although it sounds like a bass guitar (an instrument the group had never previously used),the sound is actually created by running Jack White's semi-acoustic, 1950s-style Kay Hollowbody guitar through a DigiTech Whammy pedal set down an octave. A combination of the song's popularity, recognizable riff, and defiant lyrics led to it becoming the band's signature song. Often ranked as one of the greatest songs of the 2000s,it has been used widely at sporting events and political protests internationally.
   The song received two nominations for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Rock Song at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards, 
winning the latter one.

   From Beverly Hill Cop II and his album "Faith" in 1987 George Michael has the #687 song.This song became George Michael's second number-one single in the World after the song "I Knew You Were Waiting (for Me)" (Duet With Aretha Franklin).Despite censorship and airplay issues,a censored version of the song's music video received ample airplay on North America's music channels,fueling its popularity there.The single eventually reached #2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart,the week of August 8, 1987. Moreover,the single remained in the Top 10 for six weeks and the Top 40 for a total of 14 weeks, becoming one of the most popular dance-pop singles of the summer of 1987.It also climbed to #2 in Canada,where it ended up becoming the 9th most popular single of the year.The song charted up to #3 in Britain, where the song's reprise maintained an audience for many years thanks to BBC Radio 1 breakfast show host Simon Mayo using a looped version as backing music for his daily feature On This Day in History.The song also reached #1 in the Netherlands.In 2002,several years after the major controversy that followed the release of the song,the music video was featured at #3 on MTV2's countdown of The Most Controversial Videos Ever to Air on MTV. A very sexy song.  

   The debut single for this English alternative rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire headed by Thom Yorke at position #674 places its ninth (9th) of tenth (10) entries in the top 6500.They have one more song in the top 6500. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals,guitar and piano),Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar,keyboards and other instruments),Colin Greenwood (bass),Phil Selway (drums,percussion) and Ed O'Brien (guitar,backing vocals).
  After mid-1998,this group did not play the song at #674 live at all until the final encore of a 2001 hometown concert at South Park,Oxford,UK when they played it in a seemingly impromptu decision after an equipment failure on the organ just after the start of "Motion Picture Soundtrack".Thom Yorke commented that they would be playing a "slightly older song... I think." To date,the last major performance of the song was at Reading Festival 2009, where it opened their set.
   In April 2008,"Prince" covered the song at position #674 at Coachella.This version was captured on a video from a concert-goer's mobile phone and uploaded to YouTube.However,it was quickly taken down at Prince's request.After finding out about the blocking,Thom Yorke was quoted as saying,"Well,tell him to unblock it.It's our song.

    The song in the #662 position was the song that Cash Box (US) Magazine ranked as the #1 song for the entire year of 1990.
    In late 1989,after the album "Like a Prayer" had spawned three U.S. hits-the title track,"Express Yourself" and "Cherish"-and a top-five European single in "Dear Jessie"-its fourth US single,"Oh Father",stalled at number twenty on the charts.Perhaps to ensure that the last single release of "Keep It Together" would fare better on the charts,the singer of the song in the #662 position and producer Shep Pettibone decided to compose a new song to be placed on the flipside of "Keep It Together" and quickly produced the song in the #662 position.The song and video were inspired by the dance of the same name,performed in New York clubs on the underground gay scene,in which dancers 
used a series of complex hand gestures,body poses and movements to imitate their favourite Hollywood stars as well as the cover models from the magazine Vogue.
   After presenting the song to Warner Bros. executives, all parties involved decided that the song was too good to be wasted on a B-side and that it should be released as a single.Although the song itself had nothing to do with the singer of the song in the #662 position's then-upcoming Disney movie titled "Dick Tracy",it was included on the album "I'm Breathless",which contained songs from and inspired by the film.The singer of the song in the #662 position altered some of the suggestive lyrics because the song was connected to the Disney film via soundtrack.The song in the #662 position contains samples to some songs from the disco era.The bassline is from "Love Is the Message" by MFSB.The horns and strings appear in the song "Ooh, I Love It (Love Break)" by the Salsoul Orchestra.Some vocal samples from "Love Break" are also in the 12" remix and dubs."Like a Virgin" (the intro hook) is also in one of the dubs.Bill Lamb from About.com commented that the song in the #662 position is the second "Top 10 Pop Songs of 1990" and the seventeenth in the list of  "Top 100 Pop Songs of the 1990s."
  In 2003,the singer of the song in the #662 position fans were asked to vote for their Top 20 Madonna singles of all-time by Q-Magazine.The song in the #662 position was allocated the #14 spot.
   The song is featured in "The Devil Wears Prada" during a scene with Anne Hathaway.

  The song in the #652 position spent 13 weeks in the #1 position on Radio Station WABC from New York City.Longer than any other song in WABC chart history.It also spent nine (9) weeks in the #1 position on Cash Box Magazine's (US) Singles Chart.Between 1952 and 1991 no other song spent more time in the #1 position on the Cash Box (US) Magazine's Singles Chart.On both Radio Station WABC and on Cash Box Magazine the song in
the #510 position was the biggest song for the entire year of 1981.
  The singers of the song in the #652 position recorded the song for Motown,and it was used as the theme for the film of the same name starring Brooke Shields. Produced by Richie and arranged by Gene Page,it was released as a single from the film's soundtrack in 1981.  
   The song was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song,and was the second song with which Ross was involved that was nominated for an Oscar.It also won a 1982 American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Single.
   The song was included in Adam Sandler's movie Happy Gilmore when Happy and his girlfriend Virginia are ice skating,and the song begins to play.Virginia says to Happy "I thought we were just going to be friends." To which he responds, "Friends listen to Endless Love in the dark."
   The song was included as well in the third season of Friends,in which Phoebe walks into Chandler and Joey's flat,just to find Chandler singing the song.On an episode of The Steve Harvey Show,Steve and Regina perform the song at a janitor's urging (who thought they were Ross and Richie);at the end of the song, the janitor quips "no wonder you guys haven't had a hit in a while."

    The song in the #650 position was Cash Box (US) Magazine's #1 single for the entire year of 1956.If this list were based solely on US charts this song would place within the Top 50.
   The song in the #650 position was written by Otis Blackwell.This song was the first song that song publishers,Hill and Range,brought to the king of rock & roll to record. Blackwell was more than happy to give up 50% of the royalties and a co- writing credit to the king of rock & roll to ensure that the "hottest new singer around covered it".
   The king of rock & roll recorded the song on Monday July 2,1956 during an exhaustive recording session at RCA studios in New York City.During this session he also recorded "Hound Dog", and "Any Way You Want Me".The song featured the king of rock & roll's regular band of Scotty Moore on lead guitar (with the king of rock & roll usually providing rhythm guitar),Bill Black on bass,D.J. Fontana on drums,and backing vocals 
from the Jordanaires.The producing credit was given to RCA's Steve Sholes,although the studio recordings reveal that the king of rock & roll produced the songs in this session by selecting the song,reworking the arrangement on piano,and insisting on 28 takes before he was satisfied with it.He also ran through 31 takes of "Hound Dog".

  The song that US Billboard Magazine ranked as the #1 single for the entire year of 1988 in the magazine's year-end edition on December 31,1988 is at position #646.On the week ending December 12th,1987 this song began a four week occupation of the #1 position on the US Billboard Hot 100.The song was also the title track to the album of the same name that US Billboard Magazine ranked as the #1 album for the entire year of 1988 as published in the 1988 year-end edition.
    This song also peaked at #1 in Canada,the Netherlands,Italy and New Zealand single charts.However,in his native UK the song only peaked at #2.

  Industrial rock icon Trent Reznor born on May 17,1965 in Mercer,Pennsylvania has the song at position #640. He makes it his second and final entry in the top 6500.
     Lyrically, this song is a meditation on self-hatred and sexual obsession,but to Reznor's dismay,the song was widely misinterpreted as a lust anthem due to its chorus,which included the line "I wanna fuck you like an animal".In 2003,VH1 ranked the song at number 93 in its countdown of the "100 Greatest Songs Of The Past 25 Years." The song was ranked at the number 2 position on AOL's "69 Sexiest Songs of All Time," mostly due to the explicit frankness of the chorus. "Come on dude:
'I wanna fuck you like an animal'" remarked Motley Crue drummer and Downward Spiral contributor Tommy Lee. "That's the all-time fuck song.Those are pure fuck beats-Trent Reznor knew what he was doing.You can fuck to it,you can dance to it and you can break shit to it.Since I'm engaged now [to Mayte Garcia], I'll just say that the most memorable episode that I remember with this song is that it took place on a swing."
    In July 2009,the song was voted in at number 62 on Triple J's (Australia) Hottest 100 of all time,and in 2010 it was number 42 on Pitchfork Media's Top 200 Tracks of the 90s.

  On May 16th,1981 the song in the #630 position began a nine (9)week occupation of the #1 position on the Billboard Magazine (US) Singles Chart. Between 1956 and 1991 only two (2) songs stayed in the #1 position on the Billboard Singles (US) Charts longer than the song at the #630 position.This song was also the song that Billboard Magazine ranked as the #1 song for the entire year of 1981. The song was also a number one hit in 31 countries, including Germany, Australia, Switzerland, Italy,Norway,Japan and Brazil.
    The song was written in 1974 by Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon.DeShannon recorded the song that same year on her album "New Arrangement". 
    According to producer Val Garay,the original demo of the tune that was brought to him sounded like "a Leon Russell track,with this beer-barrel polka piano part."Keyboardist Bill Cuomo came up with the signature synth riff, using the then-new Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 synthesizer,which now defines the singer of the song in the #630 position's version.The song was recorded completely live in the studio on the first take.
   Bette Davis admitted to being a fan of the song and approached the singer of the song in the #630 position and the songwriters to thank them for making her "a part of modern times."
  The song was ranked at number 17 on Billboard's list of the top 100 songs in the first 55 years of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2018.
  This is this artists second and final appearance in the top 6500.

  The song in the #623 position performed by this British rock band is a cut off their album titled "Breakfast In America" which was both "Billboard" (US) and "Cash Box" (US) Magazine's #1 album for the entire year of 1979.
  This simple song makes use of keyboards,castanets,and an instrumental section with a strong Beatles influence.The song includes a section of Roger Hodgson "reeling off three- and four-syllable assonances" with a "schoolboy's tongue in cheek".Among the contemporary sound effects in this song are the 'tackled' sound from a Mattel electronic football game,as well as the Trouble "Pop-o-matic" bubble - both popular at the time this song was released.

  The song in the #619 position performed by this performer who was born Stanley Kirk on March 30th,1963 in Oakland,California was the song that ARIA ranked as the #1 single for the entire year of 1990 in Australia. The song is from the album "Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em" which spent 21 weeks in the #1 position on the Billboard (US) Magazine's Album Chart.The song also reached #1 in the Netherlands & Norway.
  The song in the #619 position samples Rick James' "Super Freak" heavily; James is accordingly credited as a co-author. 
  The song received its debut live performance on a late 1989 episode of The Arsenio Hall Show.The lyrics describe the rapper as having "toured around the world, from London to the Bay" and as being "magic on the mic", which the singer of the song in the #619 position says combines with Rick James' "beat that you can't touch". It secured the Grammy Awards for Best R&B Song and Best Rap Solo Performance in 1991.

 On August 25th,1962 (25 years before Kylie Minogue released this song) the song in the #596 position became the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100.Radio Station WINS in New York City ranked the song in the #596 position as the #3 song for the entire year of 1962.
  The song was written by American songwriters Gerry Goffin and Carole King.The original recording of the song was sung by Eva Boyd the singer of the song in the #596 position. Boyd was actually Carole King's babysitter,having been introduced to King and husband Gerry Goffin by The "Cookies",a local girl group who would also record for the songwriters.The song was the first release by the new Dimension Records company,whose releases were mostly penned and produced by Goffin and King,and reached #1 in China during 2001.
   The song is a popular and enduring example of the dance-song genre: much of the lyrics are devoted to a description of the dance itself,usually done as a type of line dance. However,the song came before the dance.The song in the #596 position is ranked #350 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of "the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time" in 2004.The song is also one of only nine songs to reach US #1 by two different artists.

  Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney got together to sing a song about racial harmony and in 1982 and the song topped the Billboard Hot 100 for seven (7) weeks between May 15th and July 3. This song is at the #592 position.
   The title of the song is at the #592 position was inspired by McCartney hearing Spike Milligan say "black notes,white notes,and you need to play the two to make harmony folks!". The figure is much older.It was popularized by James Aggrey in the 1920s, inspiring the title of the pan-African journal The Keys,but was in use from at least the 1840s.
   Although written by McCartney alone,the song was performed live in the studio by both McCartney and Wonder,though due to conflicting work schedules,both recorded their parts for the song's music video separately (as explained by McCartney in his commentary for The McCartney Years 3-dvd boxed set).
   The song listed at position #76 on Billboard's Greatest Hot 100 Songs of all time in 2018.

  The song in the #583 position by this Flatwoods,Kentucky recording act was the biggest song for the entire year of 1992 in (ARIA) Australia.The song was initially to be recorded by The Oak Ridge Boys in the early 1990s but the group decided against recording it after lead singer Duane Allen said that he did not like the words "achy breaky".It was then recorded in 1991 under the title "Don't Tell My Heart" by the singer who sings the song in the #583 position on his debut album "Some Gave All" in 1992.
    The music video for the song was filmed during a concert at the Paramount Arts Center in Ashland,Kentucky.It was nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year in the 35th Annual Grammy Awards in 1993,but lost both awards to Eric Clapton's "Tears in Heaven."

The song in the #564 position,by this rock and roll band from Clovis,New Mexico was the #1 song for the entire year of 1963 on both Billboard (US) Magazine and in Canada.
  The song in the #564 position was written in 1962 by Keith McCormack and his aunt,Fay Voss.

   The song at position #562 is by this trio from Manchester,England.The song at position #562 spent eight (8) weeks in the #1 position on both the Billboard (US) Magazine's Singles Chart and the Cash Box (US) Magazine's Singles Chart.On Cash Box Magazine (US) the song at position #562 was the #1 single for the entire year of 1978.This song was also the third (3rd) biggest song for the entire year of 1978 in Canada and the 4th biggest song for the entire year of 1978 in the UK.Further,the song at position #562 was off an album which was both Cash Box (US) and Billboard (US) Magazine's #1 album for the entire year of 1978.The album also spent 24 weeks in the #1 position 0n Billboard's Album Chart.

  The song in the #555 position by this New Jersey based rock band is a cut off of the album titled "Slippery When Wet" which was the #1 album for the entire year of 1987 according to both Cash Box (US) and Billboard (US) Magazines.
  The song in the #555 position was written by Jon Bon Jovi,Desmond Child and Richie Sambora about a nameless woman who has jilted her lover. The song in the #409 position was originally written for the Canadian rock band "Loverboy".The track was released as the first single from the hard rock album "Slippery When Wet".
   In 2009 it was named the 20th greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1.

   The song in the #542 position was recorded by a dance-rock group from New York City was the third (3rd) biggest song for the entire year of 2006 in Australia.The song in the #542 position was written with Elton John,who provides piano for the song,and was the band's first top ten single in both Australia and Canada.Also writing the song were Scott Hoffman and Jason Sellards.The song in the #542 position was made available on most download services on July 19,2006 and was released as a CD single on September 4.The song in the #542 position became the band's first UK number 1 single and topped the charts for four consecutive weeks.It ended the year as the UK's fourth best-selling single of the year.The song was in the UK Singles Chart for 27 weeks and performed live by the band at the BRIT Awards, 2007.The single's cover art features actress Veronica Cartwright.
    The song's tempo,arrangement,use of falsetto vocals,and subject matter have been compared by reviewers in "The Guardian" and "The Sun" newspapers to Leo Sayer's 1976 hit "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" (at position #1787 on this list). The song also features a rhythm piano that makes reference to December 1963 (Oh, What a Night) by The Four Seasons (yet to come in the countdown).The song has a segment after the first chorus that was composed on the Commodore 64 using the on board SID sound chip in the computer.

    The song in the #538 position by this Stockholm,Sweden quartet was both Canada and Cash Box (USA) Magazine's #3 single for the entire year of 1977. This song was also the #5 song for the entire year of 1976 in Australia and the #6 song for the entire year of 1976 in the UK. This song spent nine (9) weeks occupying the #1 position in Australia and six (6) weeks at #1 in the UK.The song reached #1 in 13 countries including the USA, Canada, Belgium,Netherlands,Germany,Ireland,New Zealand,Norway and of course their native Sweden. 
 The song in the #538 position was written by Benny Andersson,Bjorn Ulvaeus,and Stig Anderson and is considered by many to be this group's signature song.
  The recording sessions for the song in the #538 position began on 4 August 1975.The demo was called "Boogaloo" and as the sessions progressed,Andersson and Ulvaeus found inspiration to the dance rhythm in George McCrae's disco classic "Rock Your Baby",as well as the drumming on Dr. John's 1972 album Dr.John's Gumbo. Faltskog and Lyngstad recorded the vocals on sessions in September,and the track was completed three months later.During the sessions,Benny Andersson brought a tape home with the backing track on it and played it to his then-fiancee and band member,singer Anni-Frid Lyngstad,who apparently started crying when listening."I found the song so beautiful.It's one of those songs that goes straight to your heart."
   While working on the lyrics,half of the second verse was scrapped:"Baby, baby,you're out of sight/hey,you're looking alright tonight/when you come to the party/listen to the guys/they've got the look in their eyes...". It survives in footage from a recording session.
    The track was premiered on Swedish tv on June 18, 1976,during an all-star live gala in honour of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and his bride to be,Silvia Sommerlath,who were to be wedded on June 19.Benny Andersson has cited it as "one of those songs where you know during the sessions that it's going to be a smash hit".Also Agnetha Faltskog has stated in a TV-programe:"It's often difficult to know what will be a hit.
The exception was the song in the #538 position.We all knew it was going to be massive".

  Born on January 30th,1951 in Chiswick,London,England is the singer who occupies the #531 position. This song according to my mathematical calculations was the biggest song for the entire year of 1989 on both Cash Box (US) and Billboard (US) Magazines. This song won the grammy for song of the year in 1991.The song also won Best British Single at the 1990 Brit Awards.The song in the #531 position was listed at #96 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of all time in 2013.

  The song in the #529 position is performed by a performer who was born on November 9th,1984 in Sydney,Australia. The song at the #529 position was the #4 song for the entire year of 2002 in Australia and was the singer's first release from Australia's #1 album for the entire year of 2003 which was titled "Innocent Eyes".
  The song in the #529 position is a piano-based pop ballad written by Delta Goodrem and Audius Mtawarira and produced by Ric Wake.
  The singer of the song in the #529 position, who was starring as Nina Tucker in "Neighbours" (an Australian TV show) at the time, performed the song in the #529 position on the show,as her character was also trying to launch a music career. 

A classic by the "King Of Rock & Roll" is at the #520 position.It is the title track to his first motion picture of the same name from 1956.The song at the #520 position is a song adapted from the tune of "Aura Lee" (or"Aura Lea"),a sentimental Civil War ballad with music by George R.Poulton and words by W.W. Fosdick."Aura Lee" was published in 1861 and this Civil War song later became popular with college glee clubs and barbershop quartets.It was also sung at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point,New York.
   The King performed the song at the #520 position on the The Ed Sullivan Show on September 9,1956,shortly before the single's release and about a month before the movie of the same name was released,for which the song was originally recorded.
(This was the "King Of Rock & Roll's" only movie that he dies in.) On the following day,RCA received 1 million advance orders for the song,making it a gold record before it was even released.The studio,20th Century Fox,originally wanted to call the movie The Reno Brothers but instead re-titled it to capitalize on the song's popularity.
   Movie producer Hal Wallis would not allow the "King Of Rock & Roll's" regular band made up of Scotty Moore,Bill Black and D.J. Fontana to play on the soundtrack. Instead, The Ken Darby Trio provided the musical backing with Red Robinson on drums,Charles Prescott on bass,Vita Mumolo on guitar,and Jon Dodson on background vocals,with the king providing only lead vocals.The song is credited to the "King Of Rock & Roll" and Vera Matson because of the publishing agreement reached for the assignment of royalties,but the principal writer of the lyrics was Ken Darby (Matson's husband).The song was published by Elvis Presley Music.Darby also adapted the Civil War tune,which was in the public domain. When asked why he credited his wife as co-songwriter along with the "King Of Rock & Roll",Darby responded,"Because she didn't write it either."
   The king received co-songwriting credit due to his Hill & Range publishing deal which demanded songwriters concede 50 percent of the credit of their song if they wanted the "King Of Rock & Roll" to record it;the king never wrote any of his own songs.As with nearly all his RCA recordings,the "King Of Rock & Roll took control in the studio despite not being credited as producer.He would regularly change arrangements and lyrics to the point the original song was barely recognizable.
This,arguably,justified the cowriting credit in this case.
   This song hit #1 on the Billboard charts the week ending November 3,1956 (while Eisenhower won re-election in the USA)remaining in the position for 5 weeks and the song at position #520 reached no. 11 on the charts in the UK.This song was ranked #437 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in 2004.

  The song in the #506 position is the title track off the second biggest album for the entire year of 1977 according to both Cash Box (US) and Billboard (US) Magazines.
  The song's lyrics describe the title establishment as a luxury resort where "you can check out anytime you like,but you can never leave." On the surface,the song tells the tale of a weary traveler who becomes trapped in a nightmarish luxury hotel that at first appeared inviting and tempting.The song is an allegory about hedonism and self-destruction in the Southern California music industry of the late 1970s;Don Henley
called it "our interpretation of the high life in Los Angeles" and later reiterated "it's basically a song about the dark underbelly of the American dream and about excess in America, which is something we knew a lot about." 

Welcome to the top 500.12/13 of the top 6500 is now finished.

The song in the #496 position,was recorded by a woman who was born On Tuesday, August 11th,1981 in Macduff,Aberdeenshire,Scotland,UK and it was the #1 song for the entire year of 2006 in Australia (ARIA).
   The song in the #496 position,is the debut single by the singer of the song in the #496 position.The song was written by Tom Gilbert and the singer of the song in the #496 position herself.EMI Music Publishing identifies Tom Gilbert as Ian Brown,The singers manager. The song was originally released in October 2005 by Viking Legacy Records, reaching number fifty-five (55) on the UK Singles Chart.It was re-released in May 2006 on Sony's RCA Records label,and went on to be the UK's fourth (4th) best selling single of the year.Also successful in Australia,it was on the ARIA Charts for ten weeks at number-one,and finished the year as the country's highest selling single and accrediting double platinum.The music video was shot in Bethnal Green in London.
    Although only released physically on May 22,2006 in the UK,download sales the week before are counted for the purpose of charts,and it achieved number fifteen on this basis in the general charts (and number seven in the download-only chart).The physical release had three formats:two CD versions (one featuring the radio mix and "A Light as Bright as Ours",another featuring the radio mix,the album mix,a further remix, "May You Never" and the music video),and also as a 7" vinyl record backed with Stranglers cover "No More Heroes".The single sold 39,797 copies in the week ending June 4, 2006,enough to reach number one in the UK,knocking Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" off the top spot after it was withdrawn following a nine week run.The singer of the song in the #668 position has been the subject of criticism by many artists within the recording world,most notably from Lily Allen,The Fratellis and The Automatic.James Frost and Robin Hawkins from The Automatic stated that "If she was a punk rocker with flowers in her hair she'd get the shit kicked out of her by other punk rockers,for having flowers in her hair....I haven't found anyone who's told me they like that song and bought it." Although,it is a common misunderstanding,as the song refers to both "77 and 69",and is talking about both years combined,thus the flowers in the hair,and punk rocker image combined.Regardless,the song's title garnered further criticism for neglecting the proper subjunctive mood,as it should have read "I Wish I Were a Punk Rocker."

  The song in the #486 position by this hard-rock band that formed in Los Angeles, was the #1 single for the entire year of 1993 in Australia.
  According to Tracii Guns,former guitarist of the group that sings the song in the #486 position and founding member,Axl Rose had been working on the song since at least 1983.In an interview,he said the following about the song in the #486 position:
   "When we were doing that EP for L.A. Guns,like '83? He was playing the song in the #486 position ...on piano.The guitar solo is amazing.Way back then.It was the only thing he knew how to play, but it was his. He'd go, "Someday this song is gonna be really cool." And I'd go, "It's cool now." "But it's not done", you know, he used to say. And, like, anytime we'd be at a hotel or anywhere, there'd be a piano;he'd just kinda play that music. And I'd go, "When are you gonna finish that already",you know? And he'd go, "I don't know what to do with it." 
   In 1985, Waggle Records (Pty.) Ltd. released in Australia a two-LP set titled "November Rain"/ "In Concert and Beyond" of an unidentified concert featuring a rough, acoustic version of the song.This early version of the song features finger-picked acoustic guitar, Axl on lead vocals,and a chorus of vocals in the background,as in the "Use Your Illusion" album version,but does not feature the extended guitar solos or the breakdown outro.As such, this live version clocks in at a running time of approximately 4:43.
    Slash states in his autobiography that an eighteen minute long version of the song in the #486 position was recorded at a session with guitarist Manny Charlton (of rock band Nazareth) in 1986,before the recording sessions for "Appetite for Destruction" began.
   According to a story told to the audience during the 2006 leg of the Chinese Democracy tour,none of the other band members had wanted to partake in the production of this song (or the other notable ballad "Estranged").Slash and Duff McKagan were particularly opposed to the drift to symphonic ballads,and felt their choice of more direct rock songs were being overlooked by Rose.However,Axl talked them into it over discussions at Can-Am studios (where some of the album was recorded and mixed). It should be noted that claims of such harsh musical differences were specifically refuted by Slash in his autobiography.
  Slash has said that the solo he played in the album version of the song (it's unclear which solo) was the same solo he played to the song when he heard it for the first time.

    The song in the #485 position performed by this Los Angeles pop-rock vocal trio was the #1 single for the entire year of 1971 in Canada and the #1 single for the entire year of 1971 according to Cash Box (US),Billboard (US) and Record World (US) Magazines.
  The song in the #485 position was written by Hoyt Axton. Some of the words are nonsensical.Axton wanted to convince his record producers to record a new melody he had written and the producers asked him to sing any words to the tune.
   The singers of the song in the #485 position never really wanted to record the song but they needed one last track for their "Naturally" album. The group had been on an overseas tour when that album was released and were greatly surprised to hear that the song they didn't want to record ended up being a big hit.

    Although the song in the #480 position by this pop-rock group from Memphis, Tennessee is only 1 minute 58 seconds long,it is the song that Cash Box (US) Magazine ranked as the #1 single for the entire year of 1967.
  The song in the #480 position was written by Wayne Carson Thompson.The track was recorded at American Sound Studio in Memphis in a session produced by Dan Penn.Previously a musician and engineer at FAME Studios,Penn had been hired as production assistant to American Sound's owner Chips Moman,who Penn felt was shutting him out as a collaborator. Penn recalls:"Finally, I just told (Moman)...'Look, we can't produce together...I think I can produce records (alone)...But I do need somebody to cut. Give me the worst one you got'.Moman suggested Penn record a local five man outfit who had been pitched to him by disc jockey Ray Banks (Penn - "Chips was just graspin'. He'd never heard (the group]") and also passed on to Penn a demo tape of songs cut by his friend Wayne Carson Thompson which included the song in the #480 position. Thompson's father dabbled in songwriting and would suggest ideas to his son,who had written the song in the #480 position after his father had suggested: "Give me a ticket for an aeroplane" as a potential opening line for a song.Penn met with some of the members of the group - who were eventually dubbed the group that sings the song in the #318 position-"and told them to pick anything they wanted from this tape (by Thompson),but make sure that we do the song in the #480 position which Penn considered the one outstanding song.
  The session for the song in the #480 position began at 10 o'clock on a Saturday morning and took over thirty takes wrapping at either three or five o'clock that afternoon. Penn met the group that sings the song in the #358 position's vocalist Alex Chilton for the first time at the session: "I coached him a little...told him to say 'aer-o-plane", told him to get a little gruff,and I didn't have to say anything else to him". (Composer Thompson, who says he played guitar at the session,was thrown by Chilton's vocal,having imagined the song being sung in a higher key.) Penn - "(Chilton) picked it up exactly as I had in mind, maybe even better. I hadn't even paid any attention to how good he sang because I was busy trying to put the band together...I had a bunch of greenhorns who'd never cut a record, including me...I borrowed everything form Wayne Thompson's original demo - drums, bass, guitar. I added an organ with an 'I'm a Believer' lick." Penn added the sound of an airplane take-off to the track by recording off of a special effects record played in an office adjacent to the recording studio. When the track was previewed for Chips Moman he suggested the take-off sounds be excised, to which Penn responded: "Give me that razor blade right there...(and) I'll cut this damn tape up! The airplane stays on it,or we don't have a record." 
   Augmented with strings and horns (arranged by Mike Leach), the track was picked up by Larry Uttal of Bell Records who released it on the subsidiary Mala label in July 1967.    
  In international hit charting the song in the #480 position reached #4 in Australia  for six weeks,Austria (#9), Belgium (Flemish Region) (#2), Chile (#1),Denmark (#7)France (#2),Germany (#5),Greece (#2 Foreign Release), Ireland (#11), Israel (#1),Malaysia (#4),New Zealand (#4),the Netherlands (#3),Norway (#1), Poland (#1),South Africa (#4), Spain (#9) and Sweden (#2) & #5 in the UK.
  Born on January 10th,1927 in the US state of Oregon is the performer who occupies the #468 position.The song in the #468 position spent seven weeks in the #1 position in the UK and nine (9) weeks at #1 in Australia. This song was Australia's #1 song for the entire year of 1956 and the #2 song for the entire year of 1956 in the UK.

This female English-Canadian girl interracial vocal group from London,England consisting of founding members Melanie Blatt and Shaznay Lewis,and sisters Nicole Appleton and Natalie Appleton occupy the #464 position. This song was the second (2nd) biggest single for the entire year of 1998 in the UK and according to "Take 40" from Australia.
   The song in the #464 position became a very successful worldwide hit and was the first of five #1 singles in the UK for the group.The single was released in the United States on July 7, 1998,with a new music video.It is also the band's most successful single to date.The single debuted at #13 on the US charts on 25 July 1998 and reached #4.The song entered the UK Singles Chart at #3 on 22 November 1997 and stayed in the Top 5 for 8 weeks before climbing to #1 on 17 January 1998 for 1 week.The song went on to spend a total of 24 weeks in the chart.A total of 1,263,658 copies of the single were sold in the UK,making it the groups' biggest hit;770,000 copies were sold before it became #1 which makes it more than any single ever before in the UK chart history.The group that sings the song in the #464 position won two BRIT Awards for this single in 1998:Best Single and Best Video.
    The music of the song is based upon an overlay of Amazing Grace which according to Ger Tillekens is the reason why it became so successful.Even though the lyrics are very different and the music sounds different,it is based on a familiar and popular song.

  The song in the #460 position,performed by a recording act who was born on December 8th,1966 in Dublin,Ireland, reached the #1 position in the US,UK and Australia singles chart but only managed to reach the #3 position on the Canadian singles chart.The song also became a number-one hit in New Zealand,Ireland and Germany.
  The song in the #460 position was a song written in the 1980s by "Prince" for a group called "The Family".The subject of the song is actress Susannah Melvoin.
   In 2004 Rolling Stone Magazine placed this song at number 162 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time,which contains only two songs of the 1990s ranked higher.Not the case with this list.

  The song in the #452 position reached #1 in the UK on January 24th,1958 then reached #1 again in the UK on January 9th,2005.One day after the performers 70th birthday.
  The song in the #452 position was written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.It was from the motion picture of the same name.Composer Mike Stoller can be seen playing piano in the film presentation of the song.
   The song in the #452 position is #67 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and was named one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

  The singer born Aliaune Badara Akon Thiam, in St.Louis (raised in Dakar,Senegal) at position #441 has eight (9) songs in the Top 6500.Five (4) of the eight (8) songs are duets:a duet with Eminem,a duet with David Guetta,a duet with Kardinal Offishall,a duet with T-Pain and a duet with Snoop Dogg.Four (4) of the eight (8) songs are in the Top 500 with two songs in the Top 300.Legal documents released by The "Smoking Gun" list the singer at position #441's name as Aliaune Damala Thiam and his date of birth as April 30,1973 or April 16, 1973,however the BBC states he was born on October 14,1981. It has since been reported by various media sources that he was born in 1977.
  The song at position #441 is a pop-R&B song recorded by this singer for his second studio album titled "Konvicted" (2006).The song was released as the album's third single in early 2007.In April 2007,it became the singers' first solo U.S. number-one single and second number-one overall.A crucial part of the chorus takes from Bob Marley's 1979 classic "Zimbabwe". The bridge also borrows the melody from R. Kelly's song "Ignition (Remix)". This song was #31 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007.This song was also #81 on MTV Asia's list of Top 100 Hits of 2007.

  The song by this native Philadelphia rapper/actor at position $432 was #1 on the UK Singles chart on August 31,1997 the day that Princess Diana died.
  The song at position #432 is a song (featuring singer Coko from double diamond selling group SWV) from the movie of the same name,in which the singer also starred.The song plays during the movie's closing credits.The singer of the song at position #432 raps about how the MiBs "Walk in shadow, move in silence" and play the role of "first,last and only line of defense,against the worst scum of the universe",while Coko adds her soulful soprano vocals in the background.The song won a Grammy in 1998 for Best Rap Solo Performance.

   On July 5,2008 the song at position #430 began a seven (7) week run in the #1 position on the Billboard Hot 100.The song also topped the single charts in the UK,Canada and Australia.
  The song at position #430 was written by the singer of the song at position #430,Dr Luke,Max Martin and Cathy Dennis (not to be confused with the earlier song with the same title by Jill Sobule).It was produced by Dr. Luke for the singer of the song at position #430's 2008 album titled "One of the Boys".The singer of the song at position #430 says the song is "about the magical beauty of a woman".
 The singer of the song at position #430 has stated that the song at position #430 is just a way for me to seem edgy and cool,I think it's worked."She says:
  "Everyone takes the song and relates it to their situation,they can see it however they want to see it.Love it,hate it,for me it was about us girls.When we're young,we're very touchy-feeley.We have slumber party sing-a-longs,we make up dance routines in our pajamas.We're a lot more intimate in a friendship than guys can be.It's notperverse but just sweet,that's what the song is about..."
  The song was partially inspired by Scarlett Johansson.
  The singer of the song at position #430 has also stated that the song was inspired by a particular person,"The song was inspired by a friendship I had with a girl when I was 15,but I didn't kiss her.I was totally obsessed with her.She was beautiful:porcelain skin,perfect lips-and I still talk to her,but I've never told her the song is about her."

  Born on January 30th,1951 in Chiswick,London,England is the singer who occupies the #387 position. This song according to my mathematical calculations was the biggest song for the entire year of 1989 on both Cash Box (US) and Billboard (US) Magazines. This song won the grammy for song of the year in 1991.The song also won Best British Single at the 1990 Brit Awards.The song in the #387 position was listed at #96 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of all time in 2013.

  The song in the #385 position is performed by a performer who was born on November 9th,1984 in Sydney,Australia. The song at the #385 position was the #4 song for the entire year of 2002 in Australia and was the singer's first release from Australia's #1 album for the entire year of 2003 which was titled "Innocent Eyes".
  The song in the #385 position is a piano-based pop ballad written by Delta Goodrem and Audius Mtawarira and produced by Ric Wake.
  The singer of the song in the #385 position, who was starring as Nina Tucker in "Neighbours" (an Australian TV show) at the time, performed the song in the #385 position on the show,as her character was also trying to launch a music career. 

  The song in the #384 position is the title track off the second biggest album for the entire year of 1977 according to both Cash Box (US) and Billboard (US) Magazines.
  The song's lyrics describe the title establishment as a luxury resort where "you can check out anytime you like,but you can never leave." On the surface,the song tells the tale of a weary traveler who becomes trapped in a nightmarish luxury hotel that at first appeared inviting and tempting.The song is an allegory about hedonism and self-destruction in the Southern California music industry of the late 1970s;Don Henley
called it "our interpretation of the high life in Los Angeles" and later reiterated "it's basically a song about the dark underbelly of the American dream and about excess in America, which is something we knew a lot about." 

  The song in the #366 position by this hard-rock band that formed in Los Angeles, was the #1 single for the entire year of 1993 in Australia.
  According to Tracii Guns,former guitarist of the group that sings the song in the #366 position and founding member,Axl Rose had been working on the song since at least 1983.In an interview,he said the following about the song in the #366 position:
   "When we were doing that EP for L.A. Guns,like '83? He was playing the song in the #366 position ...on piano.The guitar solo is amazing.Way back then.It was the only thing he knew how to play, but it was his. He'd go, "Someday this song is gonna be really cool." And I'd go, "It's cool now." "But it's not done", you know, he used to say. And, like, anytime we'd be at a hotel or anywhere, there'd be a piano;he'd just kinda play that music. And I'd go, "When are you gonna finish that already",you know? And he'd go, "I don't know what to do with it." 
   In 1985, Waggle Records (Pty.) Ltd. released in Australia a two-LP set titled "November Rain"/ "In Concert and Beyond" of an unidentified concert featuring a rough, acoustic version of the song.This early version of the song features finger-picked acoustic guitar, Axl on lead vocals,and a chorus of vocals in the background,as in the "Use Your Illusion" album version,but does not feature the extended guitar solos or the breakdown outro.As such, this live version clocks in at a running time of approximately 4:43.
    Slash states in his autobiography that an eighteen minute long version of the song in the #366 position was recorded at a session with guitarist Manny Charlton (of rock band Nazareth) in 1986,before the recording sessions for "Appetite for Destruction" began.
   According to a story told to the audience during the 2006 leg of the Chinese Democracy tour,none of the other band members had wanted to partake in the production of this song (or the other notable ballad "Estranged").Slash and Duff McKagan were particularly opposed to the drift to symphonic ballads,and felt their choice of more direct rock songs were being overlooked by Rose.However,Axl talked them into it over discussions at Can-Am studios (where some of the album was recorded and mixed). It should be noted that claims of such harsh musical differences were specifically refuted by Slash in his autobiography.
  Slash has said that the solo he played in the album version of the song (it's unclear which solo) was the same solo he played to the song when he heard it for the first time.

    Although the song in the #358 position by this pop-rock group from Memphis,Tennessee is only 1 minute 58 seconds long, it is the song that Cash Box (US) Magazine ranked as the #1 single for the entire year of 1967.
  The song in the #358 position was written by Wayne Carson Thompson.The track was recorded at American Sound Studio in Memphis in a session produced by Dan Penn.Previously a musician and engineer at FAME Studios,Penn had been hired as production assistant to American Sound's owner Chips Moman,who Penn felt was shutting him out as a collaborator. Penn recalls:"Finally, I just told (Moman)...'Look, we can't produce together...I think I can produce records (alone)...But I do need somebody to cut. Give me the worst one you got'.Moman suggested Penn record a local five man outfit who had been pitched to him by disc jockey Ray Banks (Penn - "Chips was just graspin'. He'd never heard (the group]") and also passed on to Penn a demo tape of songs cut by his friend Wayne Carson Thompson which included the song in the #358 position. Thompson's father dabbled in songwriting and would suggest ideas to his son,who had written the song in the #358 position after his father had suggested: "Give me a ticket for an aeroplane" as a potential opening line for a song.Penn met with some of the members of the group - who were eventually dubbed the group that sings the song in the #318 position-"and told them to pick anything they wanted from this tape (by Thompson),but make sure that we do the song in the #358 position which Penn considered the one outstanding song.
  The session for the song in the #358 position began at 10 o'clock on a Saturday morning and took over thirty takes wrapping at either three or five o'clock that afternoon. Penn met the group that sings the song in the #358 position's vocalist Alex Chilton for the first time at the session: "I coached him a little...told him to say 'aer-o-plane", told him to get a little gruff,and I didn't have to say anything else to him". (Composer Thompson, who says he played guitar at the session,was thrown by Chilton's vocal,having imagined the song being sung in a higher key.) Penn - "(Chilton) picked it up exactly as I had in mind, maybe even better. I hadn't even paid any attention to how good he sang because I was busy trying to put the band together...I had a bunch of greenhorns who'd never cut a record, including me...I borrowed everything form Wayne Thompson's original demo - drums, bass, guitar. I added an organ with an 'I'm a Believer' lick." Penn added the sound of an airplane take-off to the track by recording off of a special effects 
record played in an office adjacent to the recording studio. When the track was previewed for Chips Moman he suggested the take-off sounds be excised, to which Penn responded: "Give me that razor blade right there...(and) I'll cut this damn tape up! The airplane stays on it,or we don't have a record." 
   Augmented with strings and horns (arranged by Mike Leach), the track was picked up by Larry Uttal of Bell Records who released it on the subsidiary Mala label in July 1967.    
  In international hit charting the song in the #358 position reached #4 in Australia  for six weeks,Austria (#9), Belgium (Flemish Region) (#2), Chile (#1),Denmark (#7)France (#2),Germany (#5),Greece (#2 Foreign Release), Ireland (#11), Israel (#1),Malaysia (#4),New Zealand (#4),the Netherlands (#3),Norway (#1), Poland (#1),South Africa (#4), Spain (#9) and Sweden (#2) & #5 in the UK.

  The song in the #352 position,performed by a recording act who was born on December 8th,1966 in Dublin,Ireland, reached the #1 position in the US,UK and Australia singles chart but only managed to reach the #3 position on the Canadian singles chart.The song also became a number-one hit in New Zealand,Ireland and Germany,
  The song in the #352 position was a song written in the 1980s by "Prince" for a group called ?The Family?.The subject of the song is actress Susannah Melvoin.
   In 2004 Rolling Stone Magazine placed this song at number 162 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time,which contains only two songs of the 1990s ranked higher.Not the case with this list.

  Born on January 10th,1927 in the US state of Oregon is the performer who occupies the #348 position.The song in the #348 position spent seven weeks in the #1 position in the UK and nine (9) weeks at #1 in Australia. This song was Australia's #1 song for the entire year of 1956 and the #2 song for the entire year of 1956 in the UK.

    The song in the #347 position performed by this Los Angeles pop-rock vocal trio was the #1 single for the entire year of 1971 in Canada and the #1 single for the entire year of 1971 according to Cash Box (US),Billboard (US) and Record World (US) Magazines.
  The song in the #347 position was written by Hoyt Axton. Some of the words are nonsensical.Axton wanted to convince his record producers to record a new melody he had written and the producers asked him to sing any words to the tune.
   The singers of the song in the #347 position never really wanted to record the song but they needed one last track for their "Naturally" album. The group had been on an overseas tour when that album was released and were greatly surprised to hear that the song they didn't want to record ended up being a big hit.

This female English-Canadian girl interracial vocal group based out of London,England consisting of founding members Melanie Blatt and Shaznay Lewis,and sisters Nicole Appleton and Natalie Appleton occupy the #346 position. This song was the second (2nd) biggest single for the entire year of 1998 in the UK and according to "Take 40" from Australia.
   The song in the #346 position became a very successful worldwide hit and was the first of five #1 singles in the UK for the group.The single was released in the United States on July 7, 1998,with a new music video.It is also the band's most successful single to date.The single debuted at #13 on the US charts on 25 July 1998 and reached #4.The song entered the UK Singles Chart at #3 on 22 November 1997 and stayed in the Top 5 for 8 weeks before climbing to #1 on 17 January 1998 for 1 week.The song went on to spend a total of 24 weeks in the chart.A total of 1,263,658 copies of the single were sold in the UK,making it the groups' biggest hit;770,000 copies were sold before it became #1 which makes it more than any single ever before in the UK chart history.The group that sings the song in the #346 position won two BRIT Awards for this single in 1998:Best Single and Best Video.
    The music of the song is based upon an overlay of Amazing Grace which according to Ger Tillekens is the reason why it became so successful.Even though the lyrics are very different and the music sounds different,it is based on a familiar and popular song.

  The song in the #336 position reached #1 in the UK on January 24th,1958 then reached #1 again in the UK on January 9th,2005.One day after the performers 70th birthday.
  The song in the #336 position was written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.It was from the motion picture of the same name.Composer Mike Stoller can be seen playing piano in the film presentation of the song.
   The song in the #336 position is #67 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and was named one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

  The song by this native Philadelphia rapper/actor at position $320 was #1 on the UK Singles chart on August 31,1997 the day that Princess Diana died.
  The song at position #320 is a song (featuring singer Coko from double diamond selling group SWV) from the movie of the same name,in which the singer also starred.The song plays during the movie's closing credits.The singer of the song at position #320 raps about how the MiBs "Walk in shadow, move in silence" and play the role of "first,last and only line of defense,against the worst scum of the universe",while Coko adds her soulful soprano vocals in the background.The song won a Grammy in 1998 for Best Rap Solo Performance.

  The song in the #296 position spent sixteen (16) weeks in the #1 position on the Billboard Magazine's (US) Singles Chart. This song has stayed in the #1 position longer than any other song in the entire history of the Billboard Magazine's (US) Singles Chart. 
  The song in the #296 position written by Carey,Walter Afanasieff and Wanya Morris,Shawn Stockman,Nathan Morris and Michael McCary and was produced by Carey and Afanasieff for her sixth album "Daydream",and was released as the album's second single in 1995.
   The song ranked at number 34 on Billboard's Hot 100 All-Time Top Songs in 2013.

  The song in the #295 position is the #1 single for the entire year of 1988 according to
Cash Box (US) Magazine.
  Slash has been quoted as having a disdain for the song due to its roots as simply a 'string skipping' exercise and a joke at the time.In a VH1 special, it was stated that Slash played the riff in a jam session as a joke.Drummer Steven Adler and Slash were warming up and Slash began to play a "circus" melody while making faces at Steven.Izzy asked Slash to play it again,meanwhile Axl was upstairs in his room and heard the 'jam session' going on downstairs and couldn't help but write lyrics.He basedit on his girlfriend Erin Everly(daughter of Don Everly).With Steven Adler's added drum part,the 
harmony became the core of the song.Originally,there was a third verse to the song. However,this verse was later cut from recording as the band's producer,Mike Clink,felt the song would carry on for too long.The final dramatic breakdown was not added until Clink suggested the band add one.They agreed,but weren't sure what to do.Axl started saying to himself,"Where do we go? Where do we go now?" Clink suggested that
he sing that, and the song in the #295 position" was born.

    The song in the #294 position was the #1 single for the entire year of 1971 in the UK. The song reached #1 in the US,UK,Canada and Australia.
   The song in the #294 position is a song written by singer Rod Stewart and Martin Quittenton.The song in the #294 position expresses the ambivalence and contradictory emotions of a young man involved in a relationship with an older woman,and was written from one of the writer's own experience.In the January, 2007 issue of Q magazine,the singer of the song in the #294 position recalled about the song:"was more or less a true story,about the first woman I had sex with, at the Beaulieu Jazz Festival." The reference to returning to school in "late September" refers to the Michaelmas term,the first 
academic term of the academic year of many British and Irish universities.
  In 2004,Rolling Stone Magazine ranked the song #130 on their list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

  A singer who was born in Manchester,England on February 6th,1966 is in the #290 position.This song at position #290 was radio station WPLJ from New York City's #1 single for the entire year of 1988 and was the #1 single for the entire year of 1987 in the UK.The singer was 21 years old at the time he released the recording although he looked like he was twelve (12) and sounded like he was eighty (80).
  The song at position #290 won Best British Single at the 1988 Brit Awards.The music video for the song has become the basis for the "Rickrolling" Internet meme.
  The song hit #1 in the USA,UK,Australia,Canada,New Zealand,Netherlands,Germany,Norway and Sweden.In 2008,the singer of the song at position #290 won the MTV EMA awards for "Best Act Ever" with the song at position #290,as a result of collective voting from thousands of people on the internet,due to the popular phenomenon of "rick rolling".

  The song in the #280 position spent eight (8) weeks in the #1 position on Cash Box Magazine's Singles Chart and was Billboard (US) Magazine's #1 single for the entire year of 1957. 
  Otis Blackwell composed this song,with compositional additions by the king of rock & roll himself,who is also credited as lyricist. The song was ranked #352 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in 2004.

  The song in the #278 position is performed by this R&B group that formed in Los Angeles. The song at the #278 position was ranked as the #2 song for the entire year of 1956 by Cash Box (US) Magazine.
   Tony Williams sang lead vocals on this song that was released as a single on November 3,1955. The words and music were created by Buck Ram,the group's manager and producer who was a successful songwriter before moving into producing and management.In 2004,the song was voted the 351st greatest song of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine.

  The song in the #277 position is the most successful single to chart off of "Fever"the biggest album for the entire year of 2001 in Australia."Fever" was the artist who sings the song in the #277's position eighth (8th) studio album.The song in the #277 position  was written and produced by Cathy Dennis and Rob Davis.Released as the album's lead single in the third quarter of 2001,the song at #277 reached number one in 30 countries and has sold over four million copies worldwide including Australia,the UK,Belgium,New Zealand,Denmark,Netherlands,France,Germany,Ireland,Italy,Norway,Sweden & Switzerland.Reaching #3 in Canada & #7 in the USA.

    The song in the #275 position performed by this Melbourne,Australian pop-rock group was the #3 single for the entire year of 1981 in Australia and the #3 single for the entire year of 1983 according to Cash Box (US) Magazine. The song reached the #1 position on the singles charts in the USA,UK,Canada,New Zealand,Switzerland and the group's native Australia.The song in the #275 position went to #1 on the Australian charts.It was reissued in 1982,and is the only song by this group to go to #1 in the UK and their only single to make the UK top 20.It has become a popular and patriotic song in Australia.
  The song reached #2 in Norway and the Netherlands and #6 in Sweden.

  Most people from "generation X" remember the 1990 version of the song in the #274 position which was performed by the "Righteous Brothers" from the movie "Ghosts" which starred Demi Moore,Whoopi Goldberg & Patrick Swayze. Most baby boomers recall the version by the Righteous Brothers (same as the 1990 version) from 1965.But the version of the song in the #274 position is the original version.First recorded in 1955 by the performer at position #274 who was born on August 16th,1915 in Tyro,Mississippi.It was from the movie "Unchained" which starred US football great "Crazylegs" Hirsch.

  The song in the #272 position performed by this pop-rock group from Birmingham,England spent eight (8) weeks in the #1 position in Australia and was the #1 single for the entire year of 1982 in the UK. The song reached #1 in the US,UK and Australia but only reached #2 in Canada.The song won Best British Single at the 1983 Brit Awards.
  The song was written by Kevin Rowland, "Big" Jim Paterson and Billy Adams;it was produced by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley.It originally appeared on the album Too-Rye-Ay.  The song begins with Celtic-style fiddle played over a drum beat, with the bass guitar and piano providing accompaniment. An extended version has an additional intro of a Celtic fiddle solo,playing Thomas Moore's Irish folk song Believe Me, if All Those Endearing Young Charms.The chorus was loosely inspired by the song "A Man Like Me" by the 1960s British soul group Jimmy James and the Vagabonds.
    The bridge of the song in the #272 position features an improvised counter-melody which begins in a slow tempo and gets faster and faster over an accelerando vocal backing.The chord sequence of the bridge is actually the same as the verses but transposed up by a whole tone.Throughout the song,there are numerous tempo changes and key changes.

  The song in the #271 position performed by this heavy metal band from Birmingham, England is a cut off of Cash Box (US) Magazine's #3 album for the entire year of 1970 titled "Led Zeppelin II". In 1992 when Seattle rock station KISW counted down the 1000 Best Rockers of All-Time the song in the #271 position ranked as the #1 rocker for all-time.
  The song in the #271 position was released in the United States and Japan as a single. In the US it was certified Gold on 13 April 1970,when it sold one million copies.As with other Led Zeppelin songs,no single was released in the UK,but singles were released in Germany (where it reached number one),the Netherlands (where it reached number four), Belgium and France.
   In 2004,the song was ranked number 75 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time,and in March 2005,Q magazine placed the song in the #271 position at number three in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks.It was placed 11 on a similar list by Rolling Stone.In 2009 it was named the third greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1.
   The song in the #271 position was recorded at various studios in New York and Los Angeles during the band's second concert tour of the United States and assembled by Jimmy Page at Olympic Studios in London.Already part of their live repertoire,it saw its first official release on the LP "Led Zeppelin II" on 22 October 1969 (Atlantic LP #8236).

  The song in the #267 position,by this hard-rock group from Yorkshire,England,is a cut from what is according to my mathematical calculations the biggest album of 1988 on both Cash Box (US) and Billboard (US) Magazines.It is off an album titled "Hysteria".
  Although the band was nearing the end of recording sessions for "Hysteria" in 1986, producer Mutt Lange felt that the album was still lacking a song that would have an appeal beyond the hard rock fans who had bought "Pyromania"; that song came to him during a 5 minute coffee break.
  The song has recently been confirmed to appear in the music video game "Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock".

The song in the #266 position is performed by this male interracial vocal group from Los Angeles.The song at the #266 position was ranked as the #1 song for the entire year of 1994 by Billboard Magazine and the song spent 11 weeks in the #1 position on Billboard Magazine's singles chart.
  The song in the #266 position is a ballad written by Gary Baker and Frank J. Myers that became a hit for two acts in 1994.Initially it was a number one song on the U.S. Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart for John Michael Montgomery at the beginning of the year.His version crossed over to pop radio and climbed to #42 on the Billboard Hot 100.A few months later,the recording act who does the song in the #266 position covered the song and achieved a great success in many countries.Along with the USA they reached #1 in Australia,Austria,the Netherlands,Germany,New Zealand,Sweden,Canada (Muchmusic) and Switzerland. The song also hit #2 in the UK and France.

  The song in the #264 position is performed by this recording act who was born Roderick Stewart on January 10th,1945 in the Higate section of London,England,The song at position #264 spent eight (8) weeks in the #1 position on Billboard Magazine's Singles Chart and was Billboard (US) Magazine's #1 single for the entire year of 1977.

  The song in the #263 position performed by a recording act who was born on December 18th,1980 in Staten Island,New York,is a cut off of the #3 album for the entire year of 2003 in the UK titled "Stripped". This song reached the #1 position on both the Australian (ARIA) and other single charts.
  The song in the #263 position is a song written and produced by Linda Perry.The song is a cello-driven,classically-flavored ballad in which its protagonist deals with hurtful statements made against her that cause her to feel insecure and have low self-esteem.She does not let other people's negativity get the best of her.It was released as the album's second single in late 2002.The song won the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 2004 Grammy Awards.The song also was ranked number 52 on Rolling Stones top 100 songs of the decade.

  The song in the #261 position was the #1 song for the entire year of 1976 in Australia and on April 1st,1976 the song began a fourteen (14) week run in the #1 position in Australia.Only one other song has spent a longer period of time in the #1 position in Australia. That song is at the #4 position in the Top 5000.
  Lead vocals for the song in the #261 position were sung by Anni-Frid Lyngstad.The song was written by Bj?rn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Stig Anderson and carried the working title of "Tango". Preparations for recording began in August 1975.This song was to become this group's biggest selling single of all time,selling 6,000,000 copies in 1976 alone.All in all,the song in the #261 position sold over 10 million copies worldwide.

  Originally released on the album "Run D.M.C." in 1984. This rap trio from Queens,New York on March 21st,1998 began a six (6) week run in the #1 position on the UK singles chart with the song in the #258 position.
  The song actually first appeared in 1983 on a cassette backed with the track "Sucker M.C.'s". The release marked the start of this group's career and is widely regarded as ushering in a new school of hip hop artists with a street image and an abrasive,minimalist sound that marked them out from their predecessors.Both tracks were collected on the trio's eponymous debut album in 1984.The song in the #258 position is about life in the area where the group lives (unemployment, prices,death, etc).
   In 2008,it was ranked number 40 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.

  The song in the #257 position is the title track off the biggest album for the entire year of 1974 according to Billboard (US) Magazines.The song in the #257 position is composed of a three-part structure that revolves around the themes of escape and liberation.The song tells a story about a band being confined to prison and then escaping and going on the run.

  The song in the #255 position,by this hard-rock band from San Francisco,is the most successful single from what is according to my mathematical calculations is the second (2nd) biggest album for the entire year of 1991 on Cash Box (US) Magazine.It is off an album titled "Metallica".
  The song was produced by Bob Rock and the music was written by Kirk Hammett,Lars Ulrich,and James Hetfield.Vocalist and guitarist Hetfield wrote the lyrics,which deal with the concept of a child's nightmares.

  This electro-pop (synthpop) trio from Sheffield,England who occupy the #252 position spent five (5) weeks in the #1 position on the UK singles chart and this song was the biggest song for the entire year of 1981 in the UK.
  The song in the #252 position was released from the group's third album "Dare" on 27 November 1981.It is the band's best known and most commercially successful recording to date,topping the Billboard Hot 100 in the US,and was the Christmas number one in the UK where it sold over 1,400,000 copies,making it the 25th most successful single in UK Singles Chart history.

    The song in the #250 position is performed by this pop group from London,England.This was the #1 single for the entire year of 1983 in the UK spending six (6) weeks at #1 in the UK.This song reached the #1 position in the USA (both Cash Box and Billboard), UK,
Australia,Belgium,Denmark,Ireland,Netherlands,New Zealand,Norway,Sweden,Switzerland and Canadian singles chart.It also managed to reach the #2 position in Germany,#3 in Austria and #4 in Italy.
  In an interview,the group's frontman Boy George explained: "The song is about the terrible fear of alienation that people have,the fear of standing up for one thing.It's about trying to suck up to everybody.Basically,if you aren't true,if you don't act like you feel,then you get Karma-justice,that's nature's way of paying you back." 
   The prominent harmonica part was played by Judd Lander,who had been a member of Merseybeat group The Hideaways in the 1960s.The song was originally to be called "Cameo Chameleon".The band were recorded in interviews in late 1983 stating this was to be the title of their next single.
    Likely because of the lyric "I'm a man without conviction," and the chorus, which repeats the word "chameleon," This song has been used by several politicians in political ads.In 2006, Britain's Labour Party used "Karma Chameleon" as the theme song for a series of political advertisements against Conservative party leader David Cameron in the 2006 UK Elections.Also,during the 2010 U.S. senate race in Pennsylvania,Republican Pat Toomey used the song as backing music for his video "Happy Anniversary Arlen Specter!" as a way to criticize a sitting Senator from Pennsylvania and recently-turned Democrat Arlen Specter.
   The song in the #250 position won Best British Single at the 1984 Brit Awards.

  This disco vocal group from the Greenwich Village section of New York City occupy the #248 position. This song was the biggest single for the entire year of 1979 in the UK.
  Taken at face value, the songs lyrics extol the virtues of the Young Men's Christian Association.In the gay culture from which the group sprang,the song was implicitly understood as celebrating the YMCA's reputation as a popular cruising and hookup spot, particularly for the younger gay men to whom it was addressed.However,Victor Willis,the group's lead singer and writer of the lyrics,insists that he did not write the song in the #248 position as a gay anthem (Willis is straight).Rather,Willis said he wrote the song as a reflection of young urban black youth fun at the YMCA such as basketball and swimming, etc. That said,Willis has often acknowledged his fondness for double entendre. Willis also revealed that he wrote the song in Vancouver, British Columbia,Canada.
   The song continues to remain popular and is played at many sporting events in the USA.It is frequently played during breaks in the action at sporting events with crowds using the dance as an opportunity to stretch.Moreover,the song also remains particularly popular due to its status as a disco classic and gay anthem,even among listeners who are otherwise uninvolved in disco or gay culture.It is also known to be a favorite in school dances.A popular dance in which the arms are used to spell out the four letters of the song's title may have much to do with this.In 2009,the song in the #248 position was entered into the Guinness World Book of Records when over 44,000 people danced to the song with the group who sings the song in the #248 position singing live at the Sun Bowl game in Texas.This song is number 7 on VH1's list of The 100 Greatest Dance Songs of the 20th Century.

  The recording act with the most songs in the Top 6000 occupies the #246 position. It is the title track to their first movie. The movie got it's name when "Ringo" the drummer mumbled "It's been a hard days night". This song spent three (3) weeks at the #1 position in the USA (Cash Box)and four (4) weeks at #1 in Canada,Australia and the UK. The song was the #6 song for the entire year of 1964 in the USA (Cash Box),the #7 song for the entire year of 1964 on Radio Station CHUM from Toronto,Canada,the #3 song for the entire year of 1964 in Australia and the #8 song for the entire year of 1964 in the UK.The song at position #246 is the title track to the album of the same name.This album was Cash Box (US) Magazine's #3 Album for the entire year of 1964 on their "Mono" charts and the #1 album for the entire year of 1964 on the Billboard Albums chart.On July 25th,1964 this album began a fourteen (14) week occupation of the #1 position on Billboard Magazine's (US)album chart.Of all the fab four albums only one album has spent more time in the #1 position on Billboard's (US) album chart. A song from that album is in the Top 100.

   The song in the #236 position spent thirteen (13) weeks in the #1 position on Billboard (US) Magazine's Hot 100. From 1940 to the end of 1992 no song spent more time in the #1 position on Billboard (US) Magazine's Singles Chart than the song at position #236.This song also spent ten (10) weeks in the #1 position on Cash Box (US) Magazine's Singles Chart.From 1950 to the end of 1992 no song spent more time in the #1 position on Cash Box (US) Magazine's Singles Chart than the song at position #236.This song was also the #1 single for the entire year of 1992 on Cash Box (US) Magazine,Billboard (US) Magazine and in Canada. Further the song at position #236 was the third (3rd) biggest song for the entire year of 1992 in Australia and the fifth (5th) biggest song for the entire year of 1992 in the UK.
   The song in the #236 position was Written and produced by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio "L.A." Reid and Daryl Simmons.It replaced The Jackson 5's "I'll Be There" as Motown's most successful single.It was the last Motown single to reach #1 on the UK singles chart.The song in the #236 position is listed at #50 on Billboard's All Time Top 100' in 2013.

    On July 10th,1962 the USA launched the world's first communications satellite, Telstar,designed to relay television signals between the United States and Europe.On December 22nd,1962 the song in the #232 position performed by this British surf rock group became the first British group to have a #1 single in the USA.Further,this was the #2 single for the entire year of 1962 in the UK spending five (5) weeks at #1 in the UK.This song reached the #1 position on the US (both Cash Box and Billboard),and Canadian singles chart but only managed to reach the #2 position on the Australian singles chart.

  At position #230 is a song by a Florida rapper that spent ten (10) weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 between January 5th and March 15th in 2008.The song also spent three (3) weeks at #1 in Australia and was the #1 song for the entire year of 2008 in both the USA and Australia.The song at position #230 is from the movie "Step Up 2: The Streets."
  The song is featured on the singer's debut album "Mail On Sunday".The song features T-Pain and was co-written with T-Pain.
  This song also went to #1 in Ireland and New Zealand and reached #2 in the UK.

    The song in the #228 position performed by this performer who was born Charles Westover on December 30th,1934 in Michigan was the #1 single for the entire year of 1961 in the UK. The song reached #1 in the US,UK,Canada and Australia.The song in the #228 position was written by the singer of the song in the #228 position and keyboardist Max Crook,and became a major international hit.In 2004 it was #466 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.The singer of the song at position #228 died on February 8th,1990 in Santa Clarita,California.

  The song in the #225 position is a cut off the album titled "Blue Hawaii" which spent 20 weeks in the #1 position on the Billboard Magazine's (US) Album chart.
  The song in the #225 position written by George Weiss,Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore,is based on "Plaisir d'amour" by Jean Paul Egide Martini.

  On August 27th,1994 this Philadelphia R&B group began a 14 week run at the #1 position on Billboard (US) Magazine's Singles chart with the song in the #223 position.Only one song (the song at position #296) has spent more time in the #1 position than the song at the #223 position. The song also spent 12 weeks at the top of the Cash Box Magazine's singles chart.And only one song has occupied the #1 position for a longer period during the entire history of Cash Box Magazine and that is the song at the #18 position.The song at position #223 reached #2 in France.The song in the #223 position was written by Babyface.

    The song in the #218 position is performed by a performer who was born in Pontypridd, South Wales,United Kingdom on June 7th,1940.This song was the #1 single for the entire year of 1966 in both the UK and Australia spending seven (7) weeks at #1 on the UK singles chart.
    The song in the #218 position, written by Claude "Curly" Putman Jr., is a country song originally made popular by Porter Wagoner in 1964 and Bobby Bare in 1965.

    Born on Friday,October 3rd,1969 in Orange County,California former lead singer of the ska-rock group "No Doubt" is at position #213.Billboard Magazine ranked the song at position #213 as the second (2nd) biggest song for the entire year of 2005.On May 7th,2005 this song began a four (4) week run at the #1 position on Billboard Magazine's Singles Chart.The Song is from the album "Love,Angel,Music,Baby" which was the 4th biggest album for the entire year of 2005 in Canada and ARIA (Australia) also ranked the album as the fourth (4th) biggest album for the entire year of 2005.
  The song at position #213 is a song written by the singer of the song at position #213 and Pharrell as part of the singer of the song at position #213's vision of creating "a silly dance record",the song is influenced by 1980s dance and pop music.They wrote the song as a response to Courtney Love's statement that the singer of the song at position #213 was a "cheerleader" in an interview with "Seventeen" magazine.
  Because the singer of the song at position #213 never disclosed the song title's meaning,reviewers came up with various interpretations.In a satirical,line-by-line analysis of the song's lyrics,"OC Weekly" critic Greg Stacy humorously speculated that "Gwen is apparently the captain of the cheerleader squad;she is the girl who 'hollas' the chants,not one of the girls who simply 'hollas' them back".The most commonly accepted meaning is that a hollaback girl responds to a confrontation with words but that
the singer of the song at position #213 would rather take initiative and "step it up".
   The song briefly samples the bass line of Queen's 1980 classic "Another One Bites the Dust," which the singer of the song at position #213 refers to in the lyrics.
  The song was listed at #180 on Pitchfork Media's top 500 songs of the 2000s.The song at position #213 is 41st most popular song of the decade according to Billboard Magazine.

       The song in the #212 position is the #1 single for the entire year of 1969 according to Cash Box,Billboard and Record World Magazines (all in the USA)and on the UK singles chart.
   The song in the #212 position was written by Jeff Barry and Andy Kim.Produced by Jeff Barry,the song was originally released on the album "Everything's Archie".The album is the product of a group of studio musicians managed by Don Kirshner.Ron Dante's lead vocals were accompanied by those of Toni Wine (who sang the line "I'm gonna make your life so sweet"),Andy Kim, and Ellie Greenwich.Together they provided the voices of the various Archies using multitracking.Ray Stevens,the comic singer,provided the hand claps to the song. 
   The song in the #212 position spent four weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 from September 20,1969 and eight weeks at the top of the UK singles chart.The song lists at #73 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of All Time in 2013.It also peaked at number one on the South African Singles Chart.On February 5, 2006,the song in the #212 position was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame,as co-writer Andy Kim is originally from Montreal,Quebec.

In 2003 after Libra Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks (group named after the "Little Feat" song "Dixie Chicken") made controversial statements against President George W. Bush while performing in London many radio stations in the USA banned the groups songs. Three years later in 2006 the group made a come back and addressed the controversy with the song at position #211.The next year for this song they won a grammy and still they were banned by several radio stations in the USA.

  The song in the #210 position,recorded by this techno-pop duo from London,England,was originally recorded by Gloria Jones in 1964. Acoording to "The Book" by "Jimmy Barnes" the song at position #210 was the #1 single for the entire year of 1981 in Australia. The song also spent 43 weeks on the Billboard Magazine (US) singles chart.
  The song in the #210 position is composed by Ed Cobb, formerly of The Four Preps.

  The recording act at the #209 position is an English alternative rock band.Lead singer
Chris Martin who was born March 2nd,1977 married actress Gwyneth Paltrow on Friday, December 5th,2003.The song at position #209 is where it is not for it's performance as a single but for the performance of the album the song is off of.The song at position #209 is from an album titled "X & Y". This album is the album that the BBC ranked as the #2 album in the UK for the entire year of 2005.
   The song at the #209 position was written by all members of the band built around a piano riff,the song builds into a huge, synthesizer-heavy chorus. Chris Martin admitted that the song was developed after the band had listened to English alternative rock singer Kate Bush.The song's drumbeat is similar to Bush's 1985 song "Running Up That Hill".
   Although it was recognized Song of the Year by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP),the song received only mixed reviews from critics."Speed of Sound" was nominated twice at the 48th Grammy Awards.The song won a Brit Award in the category for Best British Single in 2006.The track's music video was nominated for four MTV Video Music Awards.The song at the #209 position was also the billionth song downloaded from the iTunes Store.

  The recording act at position #207 is a pop-rock group from South Carolina.The song at position #207 is where it is not for it's performance as a single but for the performance of the album the song is off of.The song at position #207 is from an album titled "Cracked Rearview Mirror" which was both Cash Box (US) and Billboard (US) Magazine's #1 album for the entire year of 1995 and it was ranked by Billboard Magazine as the #7 album for the entire decade of the 1990s.In Canada Nanda Lwin (from Canoe) ranked the album according to the Canoe album charts (Canada) as the 86th biggest album between 1977 and 2002.
   The lyrics to this song tell the story of a patient man in love with a woman who is an irresponsible alcoholic.He keeps trying to save her and salvage the relationship,even as he sees the toll it is taking on him and the probable futility of his attempts to keep it together.Darius Rucker said he wrote the song about one of his own past relationships,but swapped the gender roles:that in real life,he was the irresponsible one and his girlfriend was the long-suffering partner who tried to keep things together.
  Darius Rucker acknowledged that he originally wrote the song as a country song.

    The song in the #204 position performed by this Chicago rock band was the #1 single for the entire year of 1982 in Australia and the #1 single for the entire year of 1982 according to Cash Box (US) Magazine. The song is from the movie "Rocky III".
  The song in the #204 position was written at the request of Sylvester Stallone for the film "Rocky III",as a replacement for Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust" for which Stallone was unable to obtain permission.The mix of the song heard in the film features tiger growls,though these are omitted on the album and single version.
   The song in the #204 position reached number one on the UK,USA,Irish and Australian charts.The group singing the song in the #204 position won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for the song in the #204 position.The song received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song and was voted "Favorite Song" by the People's Choice Awards (in a tie with "Truly" by Lionel Richie).
   The song in the #204 position was listed at #23 on Billboard's All Time Top 100 in 2013 and was named the 63rd best hard rock song of all time by VH1.

   The song in the #203 position is by a southern California punk-rock group. The song at position #203 spent six (6)weeks in the #1 position on the ARIA (Australia) charts.Radio Station JJJ in Australia ranked the song at position #203 as the #1 song for the entire year of 1998 and according to radio station HOT 100s Rock Poll (Darwin,N.T.,Australia) the song was the #2 song for the entire year of 1998.And according to ARIA's (Australia) year-end chart the song at position #203 ranked as the fifth (5th) biggest song for the entire year of 1999.Further the song at position #203 is off the album "Americana" which ARIA (Australia) ranked as the third (3rd) biggest album for the entire year of 1999 and Billboard Magazine in the USA ranked the album as the #7 album for the entire year of 1999. Further,"Americana" was the #5 album for the entire year of 1999 in Canada.
  Along with the land "down under" the song in the #203 position went to #1 in Belgium
( Flanders),Ireland,Japan,Finland,Netherlands,Norway (Norsktoppen),Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) and the UK.The song in the #203 position also reached #2 in Germany, Canada(Muchmusic) and #3 in Austria & Belgium (Wallonia) and #4 in Switzerland.

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