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Written by Barry Kowal   
Oct 09, 2018 at 09:30 AM
INFORMATION FOR SONGS IN THE TOP 6500 Part VIII
Welcome To The the 300s. 

The song in the #298 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 #298 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.
 
Born on Friday,October 3rd,1969 in Orange County,California former lead singer
of the ska-rock group "No Doubt" is at position #297.Billboard Magazine ranked the
song at position #297 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 #297 is a song written by the singer of the song at position
#297 and Pharrell as part of the singer of the song at position #297'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 #297 was a "cheerleader" in an interview with "Seventeen"
magazine.
Because the singer of the song at position #297 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 #297 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 #297 is 41st most popular song of the decade according to
Billboard Magazine.
The song in the #296 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 #296 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 #296 position reached number one on the UK,USA,Irish and
Australian charts.The group singing the song in the #296 position won the Grammy
Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for the song in the
#296 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 #296 position was listed at #26 on Billboard's All Time Top 600
in 2018 and was named the 63rd best hard rock song of all time by VH1.
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 #295.The next year for this
song they won a grammy and still they were banned by several radio stations in the
USA.
The recording act at the #293 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 #293 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 #293 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 #293 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 #293 position was also the billionth song downloaded from the iTunes Store.
The song in the #292 position recorded by this performer who was born on
April 30th, 1925 in Los Angeles (raised in Tyler,Texas)spent nine (9) weeks in the
#1 position on Cash Box (US) Magazine's Singles chart and was the song that
Billboard (US) Magazine ranked as the #1 single for the entire year of 1959.Between
1952 and 1991 no other song spent more time in the #1 position on the
Cash Box (US) Magazine's Singles Chart.
The song written by Jimmie Driftwood details the 1815 Battle of New Orleans
from the perspective of an American fighting alongside Andrew Jackson against
British forces, but the tone is lighthearted.
In Billboard magazine's rankings of the top songs in the first sixty years of
the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2018, The song in the #292 position was ranked as
the thirty-seventh best song overall and the number-one country song to appear on
the chart.
     The recording act at position #291 is a pop-rock group from South Carolina.
The song at position #291 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 #291 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
utility 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.
In 1993 The song in the #282 position performed by a recording act from
Birmingham, England went to #1 on both Cash Box and Billboard Magazines singles
chart in the USA,and to #1 in Canada,Australia and the UK on the singles chart.
Spending six (6) weeks at #1 in Australia (ARIA),seven (7) weeks at #1 on
Cash Box (US) Magazine's singles chart,eight (8) weeks at #1 in Canada (Canoe)and
nine (9) weeks at #1 on Billboard Magazine's (US) singles chart.
The song in the #281 position is by a southern California punk-rock group.
The song at position #281 spent six (6)weeks in the #1 position on the ARIA
(Australia) charts.Radio Station JJJ in Australia ranked the song at position #281
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 #281
ranked as the fifth (5th) biggest song for the entire year of 1999.Further the
song at position #281 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 #281 position went to #1 in
Belgium (Flanders),Ireland,Japan,Finland,Netherlands,Norway (Norsktoppen),Sweden
(Sverigetopplistan) and the UK.The song in the #281 position also reached #2 in
Germany,Canada(Muchmusic) and #3 in Austria & Belgium (Wallonia) and #4 in
Switzerland.
  Born on February 4th,1975 in Sydney,Australia is the recording act who sings the
song at position #268.This song at position #268 spent eleven (11) weeks at the
#1 position on Billboard Magazine's (US) Airplay Chart and was the second (2nd)
biggest song for the entire year of 1998 according to Billboard Magazine's (US)
year-end airplay chart. Further,it was the #2 song for the entire year of 1998
according to Radio and Records (US) Magazine and was the #4 song for the entire
year of 1998 according to Rolling Stone Magazine (US edition).
The song in the position at #268 was written by Scott Cutler,Anne Preven,
Rusty Anderson and Phil Thornalley during a demo session in 1991.The lyrics were
written by Preven while the guitar parts were arranged by Anderson.Thornalley
produced the session.It was first released by the band Ednaswap from their debut
album Ednaswap (1995).It was their second single from that album, after "Glow".
The video of the song was rated the second best video of all time by MTV Italy.
This New York City duo in the #263 position have a song that spent six (6) weeks
in the #1 position on the Billboard (US) Magazine's Singles Chart and the song
that was the song that Billboard Magazine (US) ranked as the #1 single for the
entire year of 1970 and the #2 song for the entire decade of the 1970s.Also,the
song at position #263 was the fourth (4th) biggest song for the entire year of
1970 in the UK and the second (2nd) biggest song for the entire year of 1970 in
Australia.Further,the song at position #263 is the title track from the album that
Billboard Magazine (US) and the Official Chart Company (UK) ranked as the #1 album
for the entire year of 1970.The Official Chart Company (UK) also ranked the album
as the #1 album for the entire year of 1971.
This song's recording process exposed many of the underlying tensions that
eventually led to the breakup of the duo after the album's completion.Most notably.
Paul has repeatedly expressed regret over his insistence that Art sing this song
as a solo,as it focused attention on Art and relegated Paul to a secondary
position.Art initially did not want to sing lead vocal,feeling it was not right for him.
"He felt I should have done it,"Paul revealed to Rolling Stone in 1972.
Art said that the moment when he performed it in Madison Square Garden in 1972
was "almost biblical." In recent performances on the "Old Friends" tour, the duo
have taken turns singing alternate verses of the vocal.
Rolling Stone Magazine in 2004 ranked the song at position number 47 on
The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
The song in the #256 position is a twelve-bar blues song written by Jerry Leiber
and Mike Stoller and originally recorded by Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton in 1952 (see the song at position #4382).Other early versions illustrate the differences among blues,country and rock and roll in the mid 1950s.The 1956 remake by the king of rock & roll is the best known version.The king of rock & roll's first, apparently not very successful,appearance in Las Vegas, as an "extra added attraction",was in the Venus Room of the New Frontier from April 23 through May 6,1956.Freddie Bell and the Bellboys were the hot act in town,and the king of rock & roll went to the "Sands" to take in their show.The king of rock & roll not only enjoyed the show,but also loved their reworking of the song in the #256 position and asked Freddie if he had any objections to him recording his own version.By May 16 the king of rock & roll had added the song in the #256 position to his live performances.The song was done as comic relief,and the king of rock & roll based the lyrics,which he sometimes changed,and "gyrations" on what he had seen at the "Sands".The song always got a big reaction and became the standard closer.Drummer D.J. Fontana put it this way."We took that from a band we saw in Vegas,Freddie Bell and the Bellboys.They were doing the song kinda like that.We went out there every night to watch them.He'd say: "Let's go watch that band.It's a good band! That's where he heard the song in the #256 position,and shortly thereafter he said:"Let's try that song". The king of rock & roll first performed the song in the #256 position to a nation wide television audience on The Milton Berle Show on June 5,1956,his second appearance with Berle.By this time Scotty Moore had added a guitar solo,and DJ Fontana had added a hot drum roll between verses to the song.The king of rock & roll appeared for the first time on national television without a guitar.Before his death,Berle told an interviewer that he had told the king of rock & roll to leave his guitar backstage."Let 'em see you, son", advised Uncle Miltie.An upbeat version ended abruptly as The king of rock & roll threw his arm back.Then began to vamp at half tempo,"You ain't-a nuthin' but a ...,cuh-crying all the time." "You ain't never caught a rabbit..." A final wave signaled the band to stop.The king of rock & roll pointed threateningly at the audience,and belted out,"You ain't no friend of mine."The king of rock & roll's movements during the performance were energetic and exaggerated.The reactions of young women in the studio audience were enthusiastic,as shown on the broadcast.Over 40,000,000 people saw the performance and the next day controversy exploded.Berle's network received many letters of protest.The various self appointed guardians of public morality attacked The king of rock & roll in the press.TV critics began a merciless campaign against the king of rock & roll making statements that; he had a "caterwalling voice and nonsense lyrics",he was an "influence on juvenile deliquency", and began using the nickname "Elvis the Pelvis".The king of rock & roll next appeared on national television singing the song in the #256 position on the July 1 Steve Allen Show.Steve Allen wrote:"When I booked The king of rock & roll,I naturally had no interest in just presenting him vaudeville-style and letting him do his spot as he might in concert. Instead we worked him into the comedy fabric of our program...We certainly didn't inhibit the king of rock & roll then-notorious pelvic gyrations,but I think the fact that he had on formal evening attire made him,purely on his own,slightly alter his presentation."As Allen was notoriously contemptuous of rock 'n' roll music and songs such as the song in the #256 position,he smirkingly presented the king of rock & roll" with a roll that looks exactly like a large roll of toilet paper with, says Allen,the 'signatures of eight thousand fans' "and the singer had to wear a tuxedo while singing an abbreviated version of the song in the #256 position to an actual top hat-wearing basset hound.Although by most accounts The king of rock & roll was a good sport about it,according to Scotty Moore,the next morning they were all angry about their treatment the previous night.
The morning after the "Steve Allen Show" performance,the studio version was
recorded for RCA Victor by 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
king of rock & roll recorded this version along with "Don't Be Cruel" and "Any
Way You Want Me" on July 2, 1956 at RCA's New York City studio.The producing
credit was given to RCA's Steve Sholes,however the studio recordings reveal that
the king of rock & roll produced the songs (as well as most of the RCA recording
sessions) himself,which is verified by the band members.The king of rock & roll
insisted on getting the song exactly the way he wanted it,recording 31 takes of
the song.Don't Be Cruel (G2WW-5936) was the flip side of the the song in the #256
position single (G2WW-5935),released on July 13,1956.Both sides of the record
topped the charts independently,a rare feat.The single also topped all three
extant Billboard charts:pop,country & western and rhythm & blues the first record
in history to do so.
On September 9,1956 with the song topping the US charts,the king of rock & roll
performed an abbreviated version of The song in the #256 position on the Ed
Sullivan Show hosted by Charles Laughton.After performing "Ready Teddy", he
introduced the song with the following statement,"Friends, as a great philosopher
once said..." The king of rock & roll's first time on the Sullivan show was an
event that drew some 60 million TV viewers. During his second Sullivan Show
appearance on October 28,1956 he introduced the song thusly (although unable to
keep a straight face). "Ladies and gentlemen, could I have your attention please.
Ah, I'd like to tell you we're going to do a sad song for you.This song here is
one of the saddest songs we've ever heard.It really tells a story friends.
Beautiful lyrics.It goes something like this." He then launched into a full version of the song.The king of rock & roll was shown in full during this performance. Again,the king of rock & roll drew more than 60 million viewers.
The song in the #256 position sold over 4 million copies in the United States
on its first release.It was the king of rock & roll's best selling single and
starting in July 1956,it spent a record eleven weeks at #1.It stayed in the
#1 spot until it was replaced by "Love Me Tender",also recorded by the king of
rock & roll.
In March, 2005, Q magazine (UK) placed the song in the #256 position on this
list at number 55 in its list of the Q Magazine's 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks.
Rolling Stone magazine ranked it #19 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of
All Time-the highest ranked of the king of rock & roll's eleven entries.The song
in the #256 position was also recorded by 5 country singers in 1953 alone,and
over 26 times through 1964.From the 1970s onward, the song has appeared,or is
heard,as a part of the soundtrack in numerous motion pictures, most notably in
blockbusters such as "American Graffiti", "Grease","Forrest Gump","Lilo & Stitch",
"A Few Good Men" (film) and "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull".

   The song at position #254 is just phenomenal. It is one of the biggest selling
singles of all-time in the UK. In 2002 according to
"www.hart87,freeserve.co.uk/top100.html" which ranked by sales all the songs on
the UK singles charts from 1952-2002,ranked at #2 the song that is at position
254.The song they ranked at #1 is yet to come in the Top 6500. And the song at
position #91 on this list ripped off of the song at position #254.
The song at position #254 was written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in 1984 to
raise money for relief of the 1984-1985 famine in Ethiopia.
The song at position #249 is a song that kicks ass. The song is by a recording
act who was born on April 22nd,1950 in Beckenham,Kent,England.The song at position
#249 is off the album "Frampton Comes Alive" and is considered the best "Live"
album of all-time.The album spent ten (10) weeks in the #1 position on Billboard
Magazine and was the #1 album for the entire year of 1976 according to both
Cash Box (US) and Billboard (US) Magazine.
The song at position #249 was recorded recorded live on November 22,1975 at the
State University of New York's Plattsburgh Memorial Hall.The song is also featured
in the popular rhythm game,Guitar Hero 5.
The song was written in the early seventies with members of the singer of the
song at position #249's band,then called "Frampton's Camel".The song was
originally about waking up with a hangover with the opening lyrics being
"Well,woke up this morning with a wine glass in my hand".The song at position
#249 is considerably longer (over fourteen minutes on Frampton Comes Alive!) and
features a number of instrumental solos.Most famously,the singer of the song at
position #249 used the talk box,an effects pedal which redirects a guitar's sound
through a tube into the performer's mouth,allowing the guitar to mimic human speech.
The title of the song is "Do You Feel Like We Do",although the lyrics read
"Do you feel like I do?".Only after the keyboard solo in the Frampton Comes
Alive! version does Frampton sing "Do You Feel Like We Do." He then sings "Do You
Feel Like We Do" through the talk box in the midst of his extended talk box
guitar solo.
  This rock group from Belfast,Northern Ireland holds the #239 position.The song at position #239 was the #5 song for the entire year of 2006 on Canada's digital
chart. The song is from the album "Eyes Open" which was the #1 album for the
entire year of 2006 in the UK and the four #4 album for the entire year of 2007 in
Australia.As of 10 January 2010 the song at position #239 had spent 96 weeks on
the official UK Top 75 Singles Chart and 138 weeks in the Top 100 and has sold 505,000 copies just in the UK,despite missing the Top 5.
Lead singer,of the group who holds the #239 position,Gary Lightbody wrote the
song,sober after a binge of white wine,in the garden of producer Jacknife Lee's
Kent cottage.The song has "Lightbody" singing a plain melody over sparse guitars,
which has an ever-building crescendo.He stated it was his "purest love song".The phrase "Chasing Cars" came from Lightbody's father,in reference to a girl Lightbody was infatuated with,"You're like a dog chasing a car.You'll never catch it and you just wouldn't know what to do with it if you did."
The song was first heard on the band's 2005 "Final Straw Tour",when they
began playing it,along with two other newly written songs ("Your Halo" and "It's
Beginning to Get to Me") they had intended to release on their upcoming album.
Since then,the composition of the song was changed slightly,and most of the lyrics
were rewritten.
     The song at position #239 became very popular in the USA when it was played during an episode on the TV show "Grey's Anatomy".

The song in the #236 position was the #1 song for the entire year of 1977 in both
Australia and the UK.Spending ten (10) weeks at the #1 position in Australia and
nine (9) weeks in the #1 position in the UK.The song was written by Paul of the fab four and bandmate Denny Laine in tribute to the picturesque Kintyre peninsula in Argyll and Bute,Scotland,where the singer of the song in the #150 position had owned a home and recording studio since the late 1960s,and its headland or "mull".
The song was this groups biggest hit in the United Kingdom where it became a
Christmas number one,and was the first single to sell over two million copies in
the UK.

   The song in the #234 position,by this performer who was born on May 14th,1936 in the Borough of the Bronx in New York City, spent fourteen (14) weeks in the #1
position on Radio Station WMGM from New York City. No other song stayed in the #1
position for a longer period of time on WMGM.The song also spent nine (9) weeks at
the #1 spot on Billboard (US) Magazine's Singles Chart and no song between 1956
and 1976 stayed in the #1 position for a longer period on Billboard's Singles
Chart.The song in the #148 position was both Radio Station WINS (from New York
City) and Cash Box Magazine's #1 single for the entire year of 1959.Further,Radio
station WCBS-FM from New York City ranked this song as the #1 song of the
millennium.
   The song in the #234 position was originally known as "Die Moritat von Mackie
Messer".It was composed by Kurt Weill with lyrics by Bertolt Brecht for their
music drama "Die Dreigroschenoper",or, as it is known in English,"The Threepenny
Opera". It premiered in Berlin in 1928. The song has become a popular standard.
A moritat (from mori meaning "deadly" and tat meaning "deed") is a medieval
version of the murder ballad performed by strolling minstrels In The Threepenny
Opera,the moritat singer with his street organ introduces and closes the drama
with the tale of the deadly Mackie Messer,a character based on the dashing
highwayman Macheath in John Gay's The Beggar's Opera.The Brecht-Weill version of
the character was far more cruel and sinister, and has been transformed into a
modern anti-hero.The play opens with the moritat singer comparing Macheath
(unfavorably) with a shark,and then telling tales of his robberies,murders,rapes
and arson.

    This Seattle grunge band holds down the #233 position with another phenomenal
song. In 1999 Q-Magazine in the UK ranked this song (from a poll) as the #1 song
of all-time.Also radio station JJJ (Australia) ranked this song as the #1 song for
the entire year of 1991 and in the year 2000 JJJ ranked the song as the #1 song of
all-time. The song at position #233 is off the album titled "Nevermind" which was
the album that Billboard Magazine ranked as the #3 album for the entire year of
1992. In addition in 2002 Rolling Stone Magazine (US) ranked the album "Nevermind"
as the second (2nd) biggest album of all-time.
The song in the #233 position was Written by Kurt Cobain,Krist Novoselic and
Dave Grohl and produced by Butch Vig,the song uses a verse-chorus form where the
main four-chord riff is used during the intro and chorus to create an alternating
loud and quiet dynamic.
In a January 1994 Rolling Stone interview, the group that sings the song at
position #233's frontman Kurt Cobain revealed that the song in the #233 position
was an attempt to write a song in the style of the "Pixies",a band he greatly
admired. He explained:
"I was trying to write the ultimate pop song.I was basically trying to rip off
the Pixies.I have to admit it.When I heard the Pixies for the first time,I
connected with that band so heavily that I should have been in that band-or at
least a Pixies cover band.We used their sense of dynamics,being soft and quiet and
then loud and hard."
Cobain did not begin to write The song in the #233 position until a few weeks
before recording started on the group's second album,"Nevermind",in 1991.When he
first presented the song to his bandmates,it comprised just the main riff and the
chorus vocal melody,which bassist Krist Novoselic dismissed at the time as
"ridiculous."In response,Cobain made the band play the riff for "an hour and a
half."In a 2001 interview,Novoselic recalled that after playing the riff
repeatedly, he thought,"'Wait a minute.Why don't we just kind of slow this down a
bit?" So I started playing the verse part.And Dave (started) playing a drum beat.
"As a result,it is the only song on Nevermind to credit all three band members as
authors.
Cobain came up with the song's title when his friend Kathleen Hanna,at the
time the lead singer of the Riot Grrrl punk band "Bikini Kill",spray painted
"Kurt Smells Like Teen Spirit" on his wall.Since they had been discussing
anarchism,punk rock,and similar topics,Cobain interpreted the slogan as having a
revolutionary meaning.What Hanna actually meant,however,was that Cobain smelled
like the deodorant "Teen Spirit",which his then-girlfriend Tobi Vail wore.
Cobain later claimed that he was unaware that it was a brand of deodorant until
months after the single was released.
The song in the #233 position received many critical plaudits,including
topping the "Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics' poll and winning two MTV Video
Music Awards for its music video,which was in heavy rotation on music television.
The song was dubbed an "anthem for apathetic kids" of Generation X,but the band
grew uncomfortable with the success and attention it received as a result.In the
years since Cobain's death,listeners and critics have continued to praise the song
in the #233 position as one of the greatest rock songs of all time.

   The song at position #230 spent three (3) weeks in the #1 position in Canada,
four (4) weeks at #1 in the USA (Cash Box Magazine),five (5)weeks at #1 in the UK,
six (6) weeks at #1 on radio station CHUM from Toronto & eight (8) weeks at #1 in Australia.The song at position #230 was the third (3rd) biggest song for the entire year of 1965 in both the UK and Australia, the #5 song for the entire year of 1966 in the USA (both Cash Box and Billboard Magazine). The performance of the song at position #230 on the Canadian and CHUM charts (because of the amount of points the song received for attaining these positions) is the primary reasons why this song ranks so high on this chart. For the entire year of 1966 the song at position #230 was the #2 song in Canada and the #1 song on Radio Station CHUM from Toronto,Ontario,Canada..In addition the British website
www.hart87,freeserve.co.uk/top100.html which was ranking the 100 best songs in the
UK between 1952-2002 ranked this song as the 32nd best song between 1952 and 2002.
Paul of the fab four wrote the words to the song at position #230 and music to
the verses and the chorus,with lyrics that "might have been personal" and thus a
reference to his relationship with Jane Asher.Paul of the fab four then took the
song to John of the fab four: "I took it to John to finish it off and we wrote the
middle together."According to John of the fab four,he "did the middle eight."
With its intimations of mortality,John of the fab four's contribution to the
twelve-bar bridge contrasts typically with what John of the fab four saw as
Paul's cajoling optimism.As John of the fab four told Playboy in 1980, "You've got
Paul of the fab four writing, 'We can work it out / We can work it out'"real
optimistic, y'know, and me, impatient: 'Life is very short, and there's no
time/For fussing and fighting,my friend.'"Based on those comments,some critics
overemphasized Paul of the fab four's optimism,neglecting the toughness in
passages written by Paul,such as "Do I have to keep on talking untilI can't go on?".
 Lennon's middle shifts focus from Paul of the fab four's concrete reality to a
philosophical perspective in B minor,illustrating this with a waltz-time section suggested by George of the fab four that leads back to the verse,possibly meant to suggest tiresome struggle. Music critic Ian MacDonald said,"[John of the fab four's] passages are so suited to his Salvation Army harmonium that it's hard to imagine them not being composed on it.The swell-pedal crescendos he adds to the verses are,on the other hand,textural washes added in the studio,the first of their kind on a fab four record and signposts to the enriched sound-palette of Revolver."Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher described the song as the song that defines The fab four.

  The recording act who sings the song at position #228 is from Orange County,
California and the song stayed at #1 for sixteen (16) weeks on the Airplay Chart
on Billboard (US) Magazine and was the #1 song for the entire year of 1997 on
Billboard Magazine's (US) year-end airplay chart and was Radio And Records (US)
Magazine's #1 song for the entire year of 1997. The song at #228 was also the #7
single for the entire year of 1997 in both Australia & the UK. This song is from
the album "Tragic Kingdom" which was Billboard Magazine's #2 album for the entire
year of 1997.The song at position #228 was released as the third single from the band's second album "Tragic Kingdom" in 1996.The song is presumed to be about the break up of Gwen Stefani's seven-year relationship with group bassist Tony Kanal.
Despite the song's popularity,the song at position #228 did not chart on the
Billboard Hot 100 (as rules of the times required commercial singles for charting
and one was not issued for the song),but it reached number one in the UK, Sweden,
Netherlands, Switzerland,Norway New Zealand and Australia.It also reached #2 in
Austria.The song at position #228 is arguably the group's biggest hit and was
nominated for the "Song of the Year" and "Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group
With Vocal" at the Grammy Awards of 1998.
 
The song in the #227 position is by a recording act who was born Reginald
Kenneth Dwight on March 25th,1947 in Pinner,Middlesex,England. In the USA only the
Beatles and Elvis Presley have been more successful than the recording act at
position #227 as far as charting on the singles chart is concerned. The song in
the #227 position was never released as a single. But as I previously stated this
list is compiled by computing information from both single and album charts.The
song at position #227 was off the album "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" which was both
Billboard (US) and Cash Box (US) Magazine's #1 album for the entire year of 1973.
And the song at position #227 received the highest score of any song off that
album by primarily receiving points from the positions that it placed on all-time
charts from various rock stations.
The song in the #227 position is the opening song on the double album
"Goodbye Yellow Brick Road".The first part of the song,"Funeral for a Friend",is
an instrumental created by the singer of the song in the #227 position while
thinking of what kind of music he would like at his funeral.This first half segues
into "Love Lies Bleeding." In the Eagle Vision documentary,"Classic Albums:Goodbye
Yellow Brick Road", the singer of the song in the #227 position said the two songs
weren't written as one piece,but fit together since "Funeral For A Friend" ends in
the key of A,and "Love Lies Bleeding" opens in A,and the two were played as one
elongated piece when recorded.The grandiose,fugue-style introduction to "Funeral
For A Friend" was performed on A.R.P. synthesizer by the album's engineer,David
Hentschel,who the singer of the song in the #159 position recalled overdubbed
track after track of music and synthetic atmospheric effects until the mini-opus
was complete.
The song in the #227 position was too long for a single release,but got plenty
of airplay on FM stations that were predisposed toward rock epics.The whole piece
together is just over eleven minutes long.
The song at position #226 was by a recording act who was born on February
11th,1940 in Sommerville,Massacusetts.The song at position #138 got as high as it
did on this list primarily because of two succesful appearances on the singles
charts in the US & Canada. On October 20th,1962 the song at position #226 began a
two week run (during Halloween) at the #1 position on Billboard (US) Magazine's
singles chart and on the same day began a three (3) week run at #1 on the Cash Box
Magazine's singles chart. The song was re-released eleven (11) years later in the
USA and on both magazines the song reached the Top 10. However,in Canada the song
was even more successful. On October 15th,1962 the song at position #226 went to
#1 for a week in Canada then again for three (3)more weeks on August 4th,1973.
The song managed to spend seven (7) weeks at #1 in Australia beginning on
October 11th,1973. In Canada the song at position #226 was the #8 song for the
entire year of 1973 and in Australia it was the second (2nd) biggest song for the
entire year of 1973.
The singer of The song at position #226 was an aspiring actor who sang with a
band called The Cordials at night while going to auditions during the day.One night,
while performing with his band,the singer of The song at position #226 did a
monologue in imitation of horror movie actor Boris Karloff while performing The
Diamonds',"Little Darlin'".The audience loved it and fellow band member Lenny
Capizzi encouraged the singer of The song at position #226 to do more with the
Karloff imitation.
The singer of The song at position #226 and Capizzi composed The song at
position #138 and recorded it with Gary S. Paxton,Leon Russell,Johnny McCrae,
Rickie Page and Terry Berg, credited as "The Crypt-Kickers".The song was partially
inspired by Paxton's earlier novelty hit "Alley Oop",as well as by the
Mashed Potato dance craze of the era.A variation on the Mashed Potato was danced
to the song at position #226,in which the footwork was the same but monster gestures
were made with the arms and hands.Mel Taylor, drummer for "The Ventures" claimed to
play on this,and that fact is repeated many places, including Taylor's "N.Y. Times"
obituary.
The song at position #226 is narrated by a mad scientist whose monster,late one
evening,rises from a slab to perform a new dance.The dance becomes "the hit of the
land" when the scientist throws a party for other monsters.The producers came up
with several low-budget but effective sound effects for the recording.For example,
the sound of a coffin opening was imitated by a rusty nail being pulled out of a
board.The sound of a cauldron bubbling was actually water being bubbled through a
straw,and the chains rattling were simply chains being dropped on a tile floor.The
singer of The song at position #226 also impersonated horror film actor Bela
Lugosi as Dracula with the lyric "Whatever happened to my Transylvania Twist?"
The song in the #224 position was written during the collapse of Sting's
Sting said:"I woke up in the middle of the night with that line in my head,sat
Sting later said he was disconcerted by how many people think the song is more
According to the Back to Mono box-set book,the song in the #224 position is said
in 1973.
Sting won "Song of the Year" and "The Police" won "Best Pop Performance by a Duo
Songs of All Time and #31 on Billboard's Hot 100 All-Time Top Songs in 2018.
Canada spending seven (7) weeks in the #1 position on Cash Box (US) Magazines
Singles Chart and eight (8) weeks in the #1 position on Billboard (US) Magazine's
Singles Chart. On both Cash Box and Billboard Magazines the song at position #224
was the #1 song for the entire year of 1983. Also in Canada this song was the #1
song for the entire year of 1983.
marriage to Frances Tomelty;the lyrics are the words of a sinister,controlling
character,who is watching "every breath you take; every move you make".
down at the piano and had written it in half an hour.The tune itself is generic,
an aggregate of hundreds of others,but the words are interesting.It sounds like a
comforting love song.I didn't realise at the time how sinister it is.I think I was
thinking of Big Brother,surveillance and control.
positive than it is.He insists it's about unrequited love (the song was written at
the time he and his then wife divorced),about the obsession with the lost lover,
the jealousy and surveillance that followed."One couple told me 'Oh we love that
song; it was the main song played at our wedding!' I thought,'Well,good luck.'
"When asked why he appears angry in the music video Sting told BBC Radio 2,"I think
the song is very, very sinister and ugly and people have misinterpreted it as
being a gentle,little love song."
to be influenced by a Gene Pitney song titled "Every Breath I Take". The song is
composed in Classical rondo form with its ABACABA structure.The lyrics are very
similar to the opening lines of a short story by science fiction author
Judith Merrill titled "Whoever You Are".The chorus appears to borrow heavily from
the Leo Sayer track, "More Than I Can Say", recorded a couple of years before.The
lyrics "Every breath I take,every move I make" appear in the song "D'yer Mak'er"
by Led Zeppelin,recorded ten years earlier or Group with Vocal" at the Grammy Awards
of 1984 for the song in the #224 position.
The song ranked #224 on the 2004 Rolling Stone Magazine list of the 500 Greatest
 
The song at position #222 is by the king of Rock & Roll.The song at position
#222 spent seven (7) weeks in the #1 position on the Billboard (US) Magazine's
singles chart.Billboard (US) Magazine ranked this song as the #1 song for the
entire year of 1956 and was ranked as the #7 song for the entire year of 1956 in
the UK. In a survey conducted in 1994 the song at position #222 premised upon
chart action was ranked as fourteenth (14th)biggest song of all-time in the USA
and the 41st biggest song of all-time in the UK.In 1982 radio station WKY from
Oklahoma City ranked this song as the 19th best song of all-time.Further in July
of 1976 Billboard Magazine (US) ranked the song at position #222 as the 31st best
song between 1955 and 1975. In 1999 Q-Magazine in the UK ranked this song as the
49th best song of all-time.
Inspired by the suicide of a young man who left a note with the line,"I walk a
lonely street",songwriters Tommy Durden,then a steel-guitarist in "Smiling Jack
Herring and his Swing Billies",and Mae Boren Axton,a teacher inJacksonville,
Florida,wrote the song at position #134 in thirty minutes in 1955.She was Hoyt
Axton's mother,and also a publicist for Hank Snow whose manager,Colonel
Tom Parker,would later also manage Presley.
So sure that the song would be a hit,Axton presented it to the king of rock &
roll's then manager,Bob Neal,and insisted it would be his first million-seller.
On November 10,1955,upon hearing the demo for the first time,the king of
rock & roll agreed and promised to record the song.Axton offered the king of
rock & roll a third of the royalties if he made the song his first single release
from his new label,RCA.The king of rock & roll first performed the song in Swifton,
Arkansas on December 9,1955 and declared it his "first hit".
The song in the #218 position is the combination of a Flamenco guitar duo from
Seville,Spain and the Bayside Boys Mix from Miami. In the USA on Billboard
Magazine's chart this song spent fourteen (14) weeks in the #1 position.Only one other song in the entire history of Billboard Magazine has spent more time in the #1 position.The song in the #218 position is the song on Billboard Magazine (US) and Cash Box (US) Magazine that is the #1 single for the entire year of 1996.Also,the song at position #218 was the song that ARIAA (Australia) ranked as the biggest song for the entire year of 1996.It also is the best selling debut single of all time in the U.S. It was ranked the "#1 Greatest One-Hit Wonder of all Time" by VH1 in 2002.The song uses a type of clave.The song ranked at #8 on Billboard's All Time Top 100 in 2013.The song was originally recorded in 1992, and released in 1993 as a rumba. This was the first of six versions of the song that can be associated to Los Del Rio.Another version,a new flamenco rumba pop fusion theme with fully Spanish lyrics,attained significant success in Spain and Mexico.It also became popular in Puerto Rico because of its use as an unofficial campaign theme song for then-governor Pedro Rossell",who was seeking reelection under the New Progressive Party of Puerto Rico's ticket.Being the base for many cruise ships,many visitors to the island were constantly exposed to the song during their stay in Puerto Rico.This may explain how the song spread to "and became a smash hit in" cities with sizable Latino communities in the United States, particularly Miami and New York City.After being remixed by the Bayside Boys and having English lyrics written and added by Grammy nominated producer Carlos de Yarza,it became a worldwide hit in mid-1996.During its heyday,the song was played frequently at professional athletic games,rallies,conventions and other places.In 1996, many believe a world record for group dancing was set,when a crowd of 50,000 people danced the Macarena in Yankee Stadium in New York City.The song made such an impact that during the Democratic National Convention in 1996,Al Gore humorously performed his version of the song in the #218 position by standing completely still while the song played.The song in the #218 position remained popular through 1996,but by the end of 1997,its popularity had diminished greatly.The song also broke records at the time by remaining in the Hot 100 chart for 60 weeks.The Bayside Boys remix includes a sample from Yazoo (also known in the United States as Yaz)track Situation-the laughter of Yazoo vocalist "Alison Moyet".
According to Oz net the song at position #215 by this Los Angeles rock band was
the third (3rd) best song for the entire year of 2004 in Australia (ARIA). Further
according to Top40-charts.com it was the #8 song for the entire year of 2004 in
the UK and the #8 song for the entire year of 2004 on Radio Station C-100 from
Halifax,Nova Scotia,Canada. It was also the #4 song for the entire year of 2004 on
Radio And Records (US) Magazine. The song at position #215 is from the album
"Songs About Jane" which was ranked as the sixth (6th) biggest album for the
entire year of 2004 by ARIA (Australia).The BBC ranked this album as the #4 album
for the entire year of 2004.The song also reached #1 in Ireland.
The song at position #215 is noted for its music video which stars Kelly Preston.
The song is about the singers' love for a girl who is emotionally damaged and the
relationship is forbidden as she's already spoken for but he can't ever leave her
as he's so in love with her.When the band was commissioned to perform at the AFI
Life Achievement Award ceremony for George Lucas,this song was chosen in tribute
to Lucas' children,mainly his oldest daughter.The song at position #215 is also
playable in rhythm game Band Hero.

Welcome to the top 200.Now we will do numbers 200 to 151. A female R&B trio out of Atlanta has the song in the #196 position with a song
from 1999 that went to #1 for four (4) weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 (USA),and
spent seven (7) weeks at #1 in Australia (ARIA).It was the #2 single (by my
calculations) for the entire tear of 1999 on Billboard Magazine.The song also went
to #1 in Canada (Much Music) Ireland and New Zealand.It reached #3 in the UK and
the Netherlands.The song in the #196 position also earned the group their second
Grammy nomination for "Record of the Year" but lost to Santana's "Smooth".
The song in the #196 position was Written by producer Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs
and group member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes along with Tameka Cottle and Kandi Burruss
(both from the group Xscape),the track lyrically explains "scrubs" as reference to
a slang term for a man who is (for the most part)jobless,lacking a car,lacking
money and otherwise described to have virtually no ambition or class.There were
two versions of the song:the album version (which was released to radio),and a
"Main Mix" with a rap by Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes. The latter mix was featured in the
music video for the song. At position #190 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 #190 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. Born Michael Lee Aday on September 27,1947 in Dallas,Texas is the artist who
sings the song in the #188 spot.This song spent five (5) weeks at #1 on the
US Billboard Hot 100 beginning November 6,1993.The song was composed and written
by Jim Steinman. Along with the USA the song reached #1 in 27 other countries including Australia,
Canada,UK,New Zealand,Austria,Belgium,Germany,Ireland,Netherlands,Norway,Sweden
and Switzerland. The song at position #188 was the best-selling single of 1993 in the UK.The song
earned the singer of this song a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance,Solo.
The last six verses of the song feature a female vocalist who was credited only as "Mrs. Loud" in the album notes.She was later identified as Lorraine Crosby,from
North East England.She does not,however, appear in the video,in which her vocals
are lipsynched by Dana Patrick.The singer of the song in the #188 position promoted
the single with American vocalist Patti Russo performing the live female vocals. A native of British Columbia,Canada has the song in the #180 position.The song
was recorded by Daniel Powter who was born on February 25th,1971 and grew up in
Vernon,which is located in the Okanagan Valley region of the Canadian Province of
British Columbia. He had the song that Billbard Magazine ranked as the #1 single
for the entire year of 2006 titled which is the song at position #180. The music video to the song in the #180 position was directed by Marc Webb and
features two single people,a male (Jason Adelman) and a female (Samaire Armstrong),
waking and going about their daily schedule.The video shows this happening over a
three-day period, but makes no distinction between the days apart from the
different clothing worn for each day.The main event is the two adding graffiti to
the same wall,separately,on each day, culminating in the completion of a heart.At
the end of the video,life mirrors the image created on the wall, with the boy
offering the soaking wet girl a red umbrella in the pouring rain,as a cab stops for
them.Parts of it were shot in a split-screen.Throughout the video,Powter is shown
with his tuque,playing his piano.The Metro Red Line subway in Los Angeles was used
during the shooting of this video and prominently featured throughout.The area
where the two meet and add the graffiti on the wall is on the mezzanine level of
Pershing Square Station in downtown Los Angeles. The song at position #179 spent 12 weeks in the #1 position on the Billboard
Singles Chart.For the entire year of 1999 this was the #1 song on both Billboard
and Radio And Records Magazines in the USA.The song at position #179 is from the
album "Supernatural" which is both Rolling Stone Magazine's and Canada's #1 album
for the entire year of 2000. Also,the album was ranked by Billboard (US) Magazine
as the #2 album for the entire year of 2000 and was the #5 album for the year of
2000 in Australia (ARIA).In 2013 Billboard Magazine ranked the song at
position #179 as the second (2nd) best song between 1958 and 2018.
Billboard Magazine ranked this song as the number-one rock song in the history
of the chart.The song won three Grammy Awards,including "Record of the Year",
"Song of the Year",and "Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals".It spent a
record-breaking ten consecutive weeks at the top of the VSpot Top 20 Countdown,
a record that held up until the Dixie Chicks broke it in 2006.According to
Billboard's Hottest Hot 100 Hits by Fred Bronson,this is the number-one song of
The Nineties (2003).A cover version of the song is included in the Wii version of
Samba de Amigo.Escape the Fate also recorded a cover version of the song for the
compilation album Punk Goes Pop 2,released on March 10,2009. The singer of the song at position #179 wrote this song for his wife,Marisol
Thomas.The pair married in 1999,after meeting backstage in 1998.Of Puerto Rican
origin,she was the inspiration behind lines such as, "My munequita,my Spanish
Harlem Mona Lisa".The singer of the song at position #179 stated in interviews that
the phrase "Spanish Harlem Mona Lisa" was inspired by the 1972 Elton John song
Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters,which includes references to the 1961 Ben E. King song
Spanish Harlem (song). A New York City based female R&B/rap group has the #174 song on this list with a
cover of a song that went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for Roberta Flack
twenty-three (23) years prior.On June 8,1996 the song at position #174 began a five
week occupation of the top spot on the UK singles chart.Also in 1996,the song spent
seven weeks at #1 in Australia (ARIA). According to the Original Chart Company this
song was the #1 song for the entire year of 1996 in the UK and according to ARIA
(Australia) it was the #2 song for all of 1996. Lauryn Hill sings the lead vocals on this song.The title to the song at
position #88 is slightly different from the title of the Roberta Flack version.This
version sampled the 1990 song "Bonita Applebum" by A Tribe Called Quest from their
debut album "People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm". ATCQ themselves
had sampled the riff from the song "Memory Band" found on the self-titled album of
a little-known 1960s psychedelic soul Chicago band called "Rotary Connection".The
group who sings the song at position #174's single was so successful that the track
was 'deleted' and thus no longer supplied to retailers whilst the track was still
in the Top 20 so that attention could be drawn to the next single 'Ready or Not'.
Propelled by the success of the this track,the version by Flack was remixed in 1996
and topped the Hot Dance Club Play chart.In 2008,the song at #174 on this list was
ranked at #25 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop and #44 on its list of the
"100 Greatest Songs of the 90s". This song was released on 2 CD singles in the UK. The week ending December 31,1966 saw the song at position #172 begin a seven (7)
week run at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100.The UK/USA group formed in LA
consisted of Peter Halsten Thorkelson born February 13,1942 in Washington,DC,Robert
Michael Nesmith born December 30,1942 in Houston,George Michael "Micky" Dolenz, Jr.
born March 8th,1945 in LA,and David Thomas "Davy" Jones born December 30,1945 in
Openshaw,Manchester,Lancashire,England-died February 29,2012 in Stuart,Florida,USA.
Neil Diamond composed the song at position #172. In the USA this song was the
biggest-selling record for all of 1967.Because of 1,051,280 advance orders,it went
gold within two days of release.It is one of the fewer than forty all-time singles
to have sold 10 million (or more) physical copies worldwide. The song was No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart for four weeks beginning
January 15,1967. In 2008,this song ranked No. 1 on Dallas station KLUV 98.7FM's Top 500 Memorial
Day Countdown,as voted on by the listeners.The song is listed at No. 62 on
Billboard's All Hot 100 Top 600 in 2018. The song at position #156 is the highest ranking song for the king of rock & roll.
It was #1 for the entire year of 1960 in Australia (David Kent).It was the #2 for
the entire year of 1960 in both the UK and the USA (Cash Box).In Canada it was the
#4 song for the entire year of 1960.On October 8,1960 it began a seven (7) week run at #1 on the Australian charts.The song at position #156 spent nine weeks at
#1 in the UK (eight (8) weeks at #1 in 1960,then back to #1 45 years later in 2005).
In both Canada & the USA (Billboard) the song at position #156 spent five (5) weeks
in the top spot. The melody of the song is borrowed from the Italian standard,"'O Sole Mio", but
the inspiration for it came from the song,"There's No Tomorrow",recorded by U.S.
singer, Tony Martin,in 1949. In the late 1950s,while stationed in Germany with the U.S. Army,the king of
rock & roll heard Martin's recording and put to tape a private version of the song.
Upon his discharge,the king of rock & roll requested that new lyrics be written
especially for him,a job that was undertaken by the songwriting duo of Aaron
Schroeder and Wally Gold,with a demo by David Hill. Barry White heard this song
in 1960 when he was in jail for stealing tires.The song had such an impact on White,
that it convinced him to pursue a career in music. The recording act at position #155 was the first "American Idol".She was born on
Saturday,April 24th,1982 in Burleson,Texas.The song at position #155 reached #1 on
the Much Music Chart (Canada) on March 18th,2005 and was Much Music's #10 song for
the entire year of 2005.It was also the fourth (4th) biggest song for the entire
year of 2005 according to both Billboard (US) Magazine's Singles & Airplay chart
and ranked as the #1 song for the entire year of 2005 by Radio and Records (US)
Magazine.The song also reached #1 in Indonesia (the country with the fourth (4th)
largest population in the world).In the UK it reached number five and remained on
the chart until the second quarter of 2006.Further,the song at position #155 gets
the high ranking it does more so because of the album the song is on.The song is
off the album titled "Breakaway" which was the third biggest album for the entire
year of 2005 in both Canada (Canoe) and the UK.In Australia (ARIA) this album was
the second (2nd) biggest album for the entire year of 2005 and it was the second
(2nd)biggest album for the entire year of 2004 on Billboard (USA) Magazine.The song
at position #155 was the second US digital download to sell over one million copies.
At the 48th Grammy Awards,in 2006,the recording act at position #155 received a
Grammy Award for the song in the category of "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance".
The song at position #155 charted at #97 in Blender magazine's 500 Greatest Songs
Since You Were Born.In August 2009,the song was ranked at number 21 in
"The Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s" by Pitchfork Media.In December 2009, the song
was listed as number 18 in Rolling Stone's "100 Best Songs of the Decade". The song at position #155 is written and produced by Max Martin and Lukasz
"Dr. Luke" Gottwald.The song was released as the first single from the recording
act at position #155's second album titled "Breakaway" in the US and Australia and
was released as the second single in Europe.Its lyrical concept concerns a failed
relationship in which the protagonist later expresses relief about the breakup.The
recording act at position #155,who sought interest in a more rock-oriented image,
wanted to alter the song's original composition to allow more drums.The song has a
pop punk influence in drums and guitar riffs. The song at position #155's music video depicts the revenge on a boyfriend.It
begins with the recording act at position #155 sitting on a couch,removing and
holding a heart shaped locket.She then proceeds into the bathroom,where she fixes
her face in the mirror, then opens the medicine cabinet.She then begins to throw
the contents all over the bathroom,squirting the toothpaste into the sink.She then
nters the walk-in closet,where she snips one strap from every top,destroying her
ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend's clothes.She then proceeds to destroy the closet,
throwing clothes and hangers everywhere, singing in a pile of them.She rips open a
pillow in the bedroom and throws the contents everywhere.She picks up a picture
frame,tips over a CD rack,throws artwork across the room.Inside the picture frame
is a photo of a boy and girl.The recording act at position #155 then slams the
photo face down into a glass table,shattering the table.She then puts a hat low
over her face and walks out of the apartment,only to see the boy and girl in the
picture from the apartment walking down the street together.She smiles,lowers the
hat,and walks the other way.The song ends as the couple walks into the destroyed
apartment,with the closing scene showing the locket swinging.When the chorus of the
song is being played for this video,the video then shows the recording act at
position #155 wearing a formal type of clothing (all black) and performing on stage,
with a rock band behind her,to a crowd of fans.When the line "Since U Been Gone" is
being sung,the fans (and The recording act at position #155 herself)jump to the
beat of the chorus.This part of the video is also used for the bridge of the song,
just before the final chorus.The video won "Best Female Video" and "Best Pop Video"
at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards. The song at position #152 by this recording act who was born in Saginaw,Michigan
is from 1984.The song at position #152 spent eight (8) weeks at #1 in Australia
(ARIA) and ten (10) weeks at #1 in Canada but only three (3) weeks at #1 in both
the UK and the artists native USA (Billboard Hot 100).The song at position #152 was
the #1 song for the entire year of 1984 in Canada,#2 for all of 1984 in Australia
(Barry Kowal) and #3 for all of 1984 in the UK.This song is from the movie "Woman
In Red" starring Gene Wilder.The song also reached #1 in the Netherlands,Austria,
Germany,Ireland,Italy, Norway,New Zealand,Sweden,Switzerland and France. The song at position #152 is written,produced and performed by the singer of
the song at position #152.The midtempo song expresses how simply telephoning
someone to tell them you love them can make even a very unremarkable day rewarding.
It is one of the singer's most simplistic and sentimental songs,and with its
quintessentially mid-1980s synthesizers and drum machines is very different from
his more organic and experimental 1970s music.For those reasons it was deprecated
by critics.However,it was one of the singer's most commercially successful singles
to date.On June 27, 2009, two days after the death of his friend Michael Jackson,he
was at a public event and changed the words to the song so that it said:'Michael
knows,I'm here, and I love you'.While singing,his voice cracked several times and
at the end of the song he pointed to the sky and quietly said 'We love you Michael'...

 
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