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Written by Barry Kowal   
May 20, 2014 at 09:30 PM
INFORMATION FOR SONGS IN THE TOP 6000 Part V



  The song at position #1987 recorded by someone born Bruce McMeans on November 28,1940 in Jacksonville,Texas took the song to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for three (3) weeks beginning March 10,1962.An Austrian singer covers the song thirty-nine (39) years later and goes to #1 for a week in the UK in September of 2001 and for four (4) weeks in Australia beginning April 15,2002. The version by the Austrian singer is in the Top 1000.The song was written by Margaret Cobb in 1961.The song at position #1987 features a prominent riff from a well-known harmonica player the singer of the song at position #1987.According to a CNN article from 2002,"while touring the U.K. in 1962 with a little known group called The Beatles,harmonica player Delbert McClinton met John Lennon and gave him some harmonica tips.Lennon put the lessons to use right away on "Love Me Do" and later "Please Please Me".Lennon included the song in his jukebox, and it is also featured on the related compilation album.

  The song at position #1963 is a remake of a song originally done in 1969.The 1969 version of the song is in the Top 1000.The song at position #1963 was in Ken Russell's 1975 theatrical adaptation of Tommy.This version was released as a single in 1975 in the US,and in 1976 in the UK, where it reached #7 in the latter year.The song at position #1963's version uses a piano as the song's centerpiece in place of the acoustic guitar in the original,and features additional lyrics specially written by Townsend for the movie version,as well as a subtle inclusion of musical phrases from The Who's 1960s hit "I Can't Explain" during the outro.(Similarly, The Who's later cover of John's "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" included parts of "Take Me to the Pilot.") Unlike most of the soundtrack's music,which featured various combinations of "The Who" and some of the era's best session players,the singer of the song at position #1963 used his own band (Dee Murray, Nigel Olsson, Davey Johnstone and Ray Cooper) and producer (Gus Dudgeon)for the track. The singer has performed the song as part of his Las Vegas Red Piano Show, as well as on various tours.To date,it is the only cover of a ?Who? song to reach the top 10 in the UK.

  The song at position #1961 is a cover of a song done fourteen (14) years earlier by part of the recording act at position #1961.The 1992 Version is in the Top 500.After being invited to join the group on-stage at a New York concert in 2005,The female singer at position #1779 performed the track with the group and received a standing ovation.A recording of the song was later created,with the female on lead vocals,Bono supplying additional vocals,and the band performing the music.This recording was featured on the female singer's multi-platinum album "The Breakthrough", released in late 2005.It was released as the album's second international single in April 2006,having already been featured heavily on BBC Radio 1's playlist,and it has been a staple record on Capital FM's playlist since late January 2006.In May 2006,she performed the song at the finale of American Idol with finalist Elliott Yamin,ahead of its full release to American radio.It was also used by Fox for its end-of-season montage after game five of the 2006 World Series.On December 31, 2006,the song at position #1961 was announced by BBC Radio 1 to be the thirty-fifth (35th) highest-selling single of 2006 in the UK.It was also nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals in December 2006.

   A song produced by Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller,and recorded by a folk rock band based out of Paisley,Renfrewshire,Scotland,has the song at position #1933.The nucleus of the group are Gerry Rafferty (born on April 16,1947) and Joe Egan (born on October 18,1946).The song peaked at #6 in the USA on the Billboard Hot 100 on May 12,1973 and at #8 on June 10,1973 in the UK on the Official chart. Gerry Rafferty died on January 4,2011 after suffering liver failure.

  The song at position #1921 by this Philadelphia teenager born on September 9,1945 is the song that Radio Station WABC in New York City ranked as the #1 song for the entire year of 1962 in the station's year-end countdown.On March 27,1962 the song began a four (4) week run in the #1 position on Radio Station WABC.

  This Los Angeles based recording act makes its one and only appearance in the top 6000 at position #1917.The song went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a week during the week ending May 15,1976.The song also reached #1 in Canada on RPM. The song at position #1917 was used prominently in the movie ?Despicable Me?,and its theme park attraction adaptation, ?Despicable Me:Minion Mayhem?. The song was also featured in the movie ?Roll Bounce?, appeared in TV ads for ?Old Navy? and ?Little Caesars Pizza? as well as the 1994 Stephen King miniseries ?The Stand?.

  The song at position #1912 by this Detroit singer (born in Indianapolis) was Billboard Magazine's #1 single for the entire year of 1961.The song spent seven (7) weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.The song was written by Ritchie Adams and Malou Rene.This song was featured on the soundtrack for the 1978 film,"Animal House".On the original hit single version,the track begins with the singer singing "I couldn't sleep at all last night," and it appears this way on most oldies compilations.However,on some releases the song has a prelude,where the singer sings "Baby...Baby...you did something to me," followed by a musical cue into the first verse.The singer usually includes this prelude when he performs the song live.In 2013,Billboard magazine ranked this song as the 32d biggest song of all time that charted on the Billboard Hot 100,commemorating the 55th anniversary of the chart.

  The song at position #1907 was covered twenty-two (22) years later and that 1988 version is in the Top 1000.The 1988 version spent six (6) weeks at #1 in Canada (David Kennedy) and was the #1 song for the entire year of 1988 in Canada.This song is a pop song written by Toni Wine and Carole Bayer Sager for the Screen Gems music publishing company.It is heavily based on the Rondo movement of Sonatina in G major, op. 36 no. 5 by Muzio Clementi.The song title was an early use of the then-new slang word "groovy". Wine, who was 17 years old when the song was written,says,"Carole came up with "Groovy kinda? groovy kinda? groovy?" and we're all just saying,"Kinda groovy, kinda groovy, kinda?" and I don't exactly know who came up with "Love," but it was "Groovy kind of love." And we did it.We wrote it in 20 minutes.It was amazing. Just flew out of four mouths, and at the piano, it was a real quick and easy song to write.

  There are three (3) versions of the song at position #1906 in the Top 2000.The song at position #1906 by this Flint,Michigan band went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for two (2) weeks beginning the week ending Saturday,May 4,1974.It was the cover of a song that went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of August 25,1962 and that version is in the Top 500.In the Top 1000 is a 1988 cover version of the song by a tiny Australian. The 1988 version was the #1 song for the entire year of 1987 in Australia (David Kent) and spent seven (7) weeks at #1 in Australia beginning August 10,1987.

  A band out of Auckland,New Zealand with members Phil Judd,Tim and Neil Finn have the song at position #1903.The song spent eight (8) weeks at #1 in Australia beginning April 14,1980. In 2001 it was voted 11th best New Zealand song of all time by APRA.This is the group?s second and final entry in the top 6000.

  The song at position #1894 by this Canadian (born on April 7, 1908 in Toronto/died February 9, 1976)spent nine (9) weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 beginning February 22,1960 and was the song that Radio Station KIMN from Denver ranked as the #1 song for the entire decade of the 1960s.It remains the longest-running number-one instrumental in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.It reached number two in the UK. It hit number one in Italy under the title "Scandalo Al Sole".The artist won a Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1961 for his recording.This was the first movie theme and the first instrumental to win a Record of the Year Grammy.The artist re-recorded the song twice ? first, in 1969, as a female choral version, then, in 1976, as a disco version titled "Summer Place 76".

  The song at position #1886 spent five (5) weeks at #1 in Canada (Ted Kennedy) beginning August 23,1980 and it was the #6 song for the entire year of 1980 in Canada.It also topped the UK singles chart.The song was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. Recorded between June and October of 1979,this song is a disco-influenced number,somewhat similar to the band's 1978 hit "Miss You" (yet to come in this countdown). The song is notable as one of the earliest songs by the group to show the growing rift between main songwriters Jagger and Richards.Although Richards plays guitar and added backing vocals towards the end of this track,he is noted to not have liked the direction in which Jagger was trying to take the band with disco-like compositions,although this may have been exaggerated by the press and Richards'hard-rock-oriented image.The song is based around a bass line played by Ronnie Wood.Also notable is Jagger's singing of the song in a falsetto,popular on many disco-era songs.Bassist Bill Wyman plays synthesizer on the record,while Jagger and Ian Stewart play electric piano.Noted jam band "Phish" occasionally covered the song,usually stretching it to the 15 minute mark.

   In 2000 "Madonna" does a cover of a song that went to #1 for "Don McLean" in 1972.Don McLean's version is in the Top 100 while Madonna's version is #1884.The song was released to promote the soundtrack to her film "The Next Best Thing (2000)".Her cover is much shorter than the original (it contains only the beginning of the first verse and all of the second and sixth verses) and was recorded as a pop-dance song.Don McLean himself praised the cover,saying it was "a gift from a goddess", and that her version is "mystical and sensual."Due to the success of the single,it was included as a bonus track on her 2000 studio album Music,however this was not available on the North American version.Madonna explained in a 2001 interview on BBC Radio 1 with Jo Whiley,the reason that the song was omitted from her 2001 greatest hits compilation GHV2:"It was something a certain record company executive twisted my arm into doing,but it didn't belong on the (Music) album so now it's being punished".The song was produced by Madonna and William Orbit,who had previously worked with her on the 1998 studio album "Ray of Light" and 1999 single "Beautiful Stranger".Released in March 2000,the song was a big worldwide hit,reaching number one in many countries,including the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Italy, Germany (her first since "La Isla Bonita",in 1987),Switzerland,Austria and Finland.The song was the 19th best selling of 2000 in the UK.There was no commercial single release in the US,but the single still reached the number twenty-nine spot on Billboard's Hot 100,based on airplay alone.Chuck Taylor from Billboard was impressed by the recording and commented,"Applause to Madonna for not pandering to today's temporary trends and for challenging programmers to broaden their playlists.

   The music video to the song at position #1884,directed by Philipp St?lzl,depicts a diverse array of Americans,including a scene showing a lesbian couple kissing,which resulted in the video being censored on certain music shows in the United States.Two official versions of the video were produced,the first of which now appears on Madonna's greatest-hits DVD compilation,Celebration,and was released as the official video worldwide.The second version was issued along with the "Humpty Remix",a more upbeat and dance-friendly version of the song.This video was aired on MTV's dance channel in the United States to promote the film "The Next Best Thing", starring Madonna and Rupert Everett;it contains totally different footage and new outtakes of the original and omits the lesbian kiss.Everett,who provides backing vocals in the song,is also featured in the video.Would you like a piece of pie? 

  There have been three (3) songs with the same title as the song at position #1869 that have gone to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. All three songs,although they have the same title are three different songs.At position #1622 you will find a song from 2006 with the same title as the song at #1869 that went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.There is one more song in the countdown with the same title from 1973 that went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 that is yet to come.

  The song by this Atlanta,Georgia recording act at position #1858 will appear two more times in the Top 2000. Yet to come are a 1969 and 1970 version of this song.One of the versions is in the Top 300.

  There is a song with the same title as the song at position #1842 but a different song. That song is the title track to both Cash Box and Billboard Magazine's #1 album for the entire year of 1971 and is in the Top 300.The song at position #1650 originally is a song by Danish pop singer Christine Milton,released on January 13,2003 as the lead single from her debut album "Friday".It was written and produced by Cutfather & Joe and Remee,and peaked at #1 on the Danish Singles Chart. The song was later covered to international success by the British R&B singer at position #1842.Her version earned the songwriters an Ivor Novello Award for "Most Performed Work",being the most performed song in the UK in 2003.According to a HitQuarters interview with co-writer and producer Mich "Cutfather" Hansen,the song was initially inspired by Liberty X's "Just a Little", "I liked that song and wanted to do something,not similar, but something in that vibe.", he said.


   Born on June 13,1940 in San Francisco this singer makes his one and only appearance in the top 6000 at position #1841. The song reached number number five (5) on the United States Billboard Top 100 Sides pop chart and number two (2) on the Billboard R&B chart.
  In 1964,this singer played nightly at the Condor Night Club in San Francisco where Carol Doda performed her topless Go-Go dancing shows.Mainly supporting himself as a singer in clubs by the late 1960s,he released another single in 1974 on Touch Records, but it met with little commercial success.He has performed at the Bay Area Music ("Bammy") Awards in recent years.

   Chad Kroeger & his band Nickelback based out of Vancouver,Canada  at position #1827 have one of their hits from 2007.In 2008 this was the #2 song for the entire year in the UK.

 The song at position #1824 by this UK/US recording act is a cover of a song by a very popular male/female US duo that went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on Augst 14,1965 for three (3) weeks. That song is yet to come in the countdown.

  Born Steven Bernard Hill, April 19, 1958 in Fort Lauderdale,Florida has the song at position #1823.It peaked at #1 for four (4) weeks beginning the week ending December 8th,1990 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song reached number six (6) on the UK Singles Chart and number eight (8) on the Australian (ARIA) Singles Chart.The song listed at number 64 on Billboard magazine Top 100 songs for the 55th Anniversary of the Hot 100 chart. This is his only song in the top 6000.

    On September 30,2011 Hill was arrested by Springfield,Massachusetts police officers after his concert in MassMutual Center in Massachusetts due to him owing $420,000 in unpaid child support.

  The song at position #1814 would be covered eleven (11) years later. That version is yet to come in the countdown.The singer at position #1814 was born in Kingston upon Hull,in the East Riding of Yorkshire in England on February 2,1925,As a child he became a choirboy in St. Peter's Church and began a lifelong love of singing.The song at position #1814 spent ten weeks at the pole position in the UK,making it one of the biggest selling British records.That recording co-credits Mantovani and his Orchestra and Chorus. The singer at position #1814 was invited to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show as well as being one of the stars of the 1954 Royal Command Performance alongside Bob Hope,Frankie Howerd,Guy Mitchell,Norman Wisdom,Max Bygraves,Frankie Laine and Howard Keel.Like many others,his work was usurped by the tidal wave of rock and roll.All of his hits were released by the Decca record label in the UK.Nevertheless,when the hits dried up,he continued to perform regularly across the globe,despite keeping a home close to his roots in Hull.His only album chart entry was the Decca compilation which hit Number 19 on the separate mid price chart which ran in the UK during the early 1970s.

  The song at position #1796 is a cover of a song done ten (10) years earlier.That version is in the Top 1000.The song at position #1796 was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 (USA) for three weeks during 1978.The singer's recording,which was included as part of the "MacArthur Park Suite" on her double album Live and More,was eight minutes and forty seconds long on the album.The shorter seven-inch vinyl single version of the song was her first single to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100.The 18-minute musical medley "MacArthur Park Suite" incorporated the songs "One of a Kind" and "Heaven Knows". This medley was also sold as a 12" (30 cm) vinyl recording,and it stayed at number one on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart for five weeks in 1978.The versions of this medley in Live and More and in the 12" recording are notably different in choices of the lengths of the slices of the two accompanying songs.This song was not included on the compact disc version if Live and More because there as not room for it on one CD. However,the song is is available on her The Dance Collection CD that appeared in 1987.

  The singer nickednamed "The Black Moses" born on August 20th,1942 in Covington, Tennessee (voice for the chef on TV show "South Park") who died at 65 years of age on August 10,2008 in Memphis,has the song at position #1781.It is the theme to a 1971 motion picture about a detective starring Richard Roundtree.The song was also written by the chef.The song was released as a single (shortened and edited from the longer album version) two months after the movie's soundtrack by Stax Records' Enterprise label.This song went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 (USA) for two weeks beginning November 20,1971.In 1972 this song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song,with the chef becoming the first African American to win that honor (or any Academy Award in a non-acting category).Since then,the song has appeared in numerous television shows, commercials,and other movies,including the 2000 remake of the movie (starring Samuel Jackson & Vanessa Williams),for which the singer-writer at position #1781 re-recorded the song without making any changes to it.This song is sometimes considered more iconic than the movie for which it was written.This cat is a bad motherf................

  The Philadelphia R&B group at #1780 has six (6) songs in the Top 4000. In one song they are accompanied with Mariah Carey.Of the six (6) songs three (4) songs are in the Top 1000 and three (3) songs are in the Top 300.At the 1995 Grammy Awards,the group received four Grammy Award awards for their work,including two for their 1994 second album,II in 1995.The group was named Billboard's most successful group and 4th overall artist of the 1990s by Billboard Magazine.

  Smokin' "Joe Walsh" from 1978 discusses how life has been treating him in the song that he holds at position #1749.The song at position #1749 first appeared on the soundtrack to the film "FM".It was released as a single and appeared on Walsh's album "But Seriously, Folks...."He satirically reflects on the rockstar lifestyle ("My Maserati does 185 /I lost my license, now I don't drive").Antics of all rockers of the era are reflected,such as the nod to Keith Moon and others:"I live in hotels/Tear out the walls." The 1979 Rolling Stone Record Guide called it "riotous",and "(maybe) the most important statement on rock stardom anyone has made in the late Seventies."

   The song at position #1749 has a notable style:a mid-tempo, reggae-like groove marked by bedrock guitar riffs,synthesizers and a confused delivery.Walsh's ARP Odyssey synthesizer riff accompanies the guitar solo in the middle of the song.The guitar solo in the outro is accompanied by the main riff and is longer than most radio stations allow. Bill Szymczyk and Jody Boyer perform the backing vocals.This song uses a call-and-response pattern.

Call: Joe Walsh: "Lucky I'm sane after all I've been through" 

Response: Bill Szymczyk: "Everybody say, 'I'm cool'" 

Response: Jody Boyer: "He's cool" 

At the end of the song, (cannot be heard on the radio version) there is a clip of an inside joke stating "uh-oh, here comes a flock of waa waas", recorded from inside the studio. After the music has faded away into silence,there's a 10-second gap before the inside joke. That inside joke would also be included at the end of disc one of the Eagles' box set, Selected Works: 1972?1999.

   Made after Walsh had joined The Eagles, the song at position #1749 was incorporated into that group's concert repertoire,appearing in shows at the time as well as reunion tours.It remains a staple of classic rock radio playlists.During live shows,Joe Walsh is known to change lyrics,such as 'Lock the doors in case I'm attacked' to 'Lock the doors and watch the war in Iraq!' to 'I watch the Lakers,they suck without Shaq!' and, more recently,'Lock the doors, and vote for Barack.' Also,he has changed the lyric "My Maserati does 185" to include "My Maserati does 800,603,495" instead. While performing it with the Eagles,he changes the line 'They write me letters tell me I'm great' to 'They write me letters tell me Glenn's great. There is also a recorded live version that's played occasionally on the radio where the lyrics are changed to "I have a limo, ride in the trunk, I lock the doors in case I get drunk" as well as,"They write Tim letters,tell
Don Glenn's great."

    The song at position #1737 by this Aussie topped the Australian singles chart (ARIA) for the week of June 10,2002.Born Holly Rachel Vukadinovic (Serbian extraction) on May 11,1983 in Melbourne.She is an Australian model,actress and singer.She began her career as Felicity "Flick" Scully on the Australian soap opera "Neighbours".In 2002, she released her debut album, "Footprints", which yielded the song at position #1737.

  Born Shanice Lorraine Wilson-Knox on May 14th,1973 in Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania (raised in Los Angeles) is the singer who sings the song at position #1728.She makes her one and only entry in the entire top 6000;with a song that peaked on February 2,1992 at #2 for three (3) weeks on the US Billboard Hot 100. In 1992,the song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.

   This singer is widely recognized for her coloratura soprano voice and her ability to sing in the whistle register.On Valentine's Day 2000,this singer married actor/comedian Flex Alexander.Together,they have two children,daughter Imani Shekinah Knox (born August 23, 2001) and son Elijah Alexander Knox (born March 5, 2004).

  Born on March 20th,1942 in LA is the singer of the song at position #1722 with his one and only entry in the top 6000.For the week ending October 13,1958 this song peaked at #5 on the US Billboard Hot 100. This singer was discovered by Hawaii entrepreneur Kimo Wilder McVay while he was living in Honolulu,Hawaii,attending Punahou School.In 1958 he wrote and recorded this song;a song that was named after his then five-year-old sister.
    This singer holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Missouri in Columbia.He was a professor and head of the Marketing Department at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri.

    The song at position #1708 topped the Canadian singles chart (Ted Kennedy) for the week of October 6,1973.The song also went to #1 just south of the border and in Norway and Sweden.The single was the first international release from this singer's album of the same title as the song at position #1708. The song tells the story of a young woman who is half white and half Cherokee.The song describes the troubles she faced,and the racism she experienced.White people often called her "Indian squaw" and the Native Americans never accepted her as one of their own,telling her that she was "white by law." The singer of the song at position #1708 herself is part Cherokee.

   The song at position #1704 is a remake of a song done twenty (20) years earlier.That earlier version of the song went to #1 for two (2) weeks in  the UK beginning March 3,1979 and is yet to appear on this list.The song at position #1704 was released as a double A-side with "Heartbeat".It debuted at number two on the UK Singles Chart before climbing to the top spot,achieving platinum status.A dance step of putting both hands parallel to the sides of the head became the trademark move of this British group.This song has sold more copies than all three previous singles by the group at position #1704 combined.This song spent eighteen weeks in the Top 20 and thirty weeks on the chart in total.According to my calculations it was the #1 single for the entire year of 1999 in the UK. 

   On July 24,1979 the song at position #1703 began a four (4) week run in the #1 spot on Radio Station WABC from New York City.The song was also ranked at #2 on radio station WABC's year-end countdown for 1979.The inspiration for the singer at position #1703 to write the song came after one of her assistants was offended by a police officer who thought she was a street prostitute.A rough version of the song had originally been written a couple of years before its release.Neil Bogart,upon hearing it,wanted her to give it to Cher for her upcoming album.She refused and put it away for a couple of years.

    Born on September 12,1933 in Houston,Texas (USA?s 4th largest city) is the singer who has the song at position #1701. This is his one and only entry in the top 6000.The song reached #2 on the US Cash Box Singles Chart and peaked at #3 on March 20,1965 for two weeks on the US Billboard Hot 100.On March 1, 2013, at 79 this singer died from complications of back surgery in Inglewood,California.

   The song at position #1695 was the #1 song in the UK for the entire year of 1965.This song was written by lyricist Frank Capano and composer Billy Uhr in the 1930s.The singer at position #1695 is best known as a comedian.The song at position #1695 spent 24 weeks in total on the chart, with five (5) of them at number 1. The song sold over a million copies in the UK becoming one of the biggest selling British singles of all time.In 2002 according to the website www.hart87,freeserve.co.uk/top100.html it was listed as the 19th best selling of all time in the UK with sales of 1,521,000.

   On November 8,1967 the song at position #1694 began a two (2) week run at the Top of the UK Singles Chart.This is a song written by Tony Macaulay and John MacLeod.Part of the song was written in the same bar of a Soho tavern where Karl Marx was supposed to have written "Das Kapital".The lyrics are a plea that an unnamed subject not break up with the singer.In 1967 the song was released as the group at position #1694's debut single. When it was first released it went nowhere.Luckily BBC's newly founded Radio 1 were looking to avoid any records being played by the pirate radio stations and they looked back at some recent releases that the pirate stations had missed.The song at position #1694 was one of them.The single then took off.The song also reached #1 on the Canadian RPM magazine charts on February 10,1968.

    The song at position #1686 topped the Cash Box Magazine's Singles chart for the week of April 2,1966.The song was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards during their 1965 tour of the United States.The song was recorded during the "Aftermath" sessions between December 3 and 8 in 1965 at RCA Recording Studios in Hollywood,California,at the conclusion of their fourth North American tour.The song talks of a difficult,spoiled girl who cannot appreciate life.Mick Jagger says he came up with the title first,and then wrote the lyrics around the title.The hypnotic riff Brian Jones is playing during the 
verses pays a tribute to Bo Diddley's song "Diddley Daddy",Diddley being a major influence on the group at position #1686?s style.The song is also well-known for Bill Wyman's so-called "dive-bombing" bass line at the end of the song.Like many of this groups early recordings,this song has only been officially released in mono sound.A stereo mix of the song has turned up in private and bootleg collections,however.
     This was one of three songs ("I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" and "As Tears Go By" being the other two) the group performed on their Ed  Sullivan Show appearance in 1966,their first color broadcast on U.S. television.
The Monkees' Song, "Your Auntie Grizelda", written in 1966, was influenced by this song.
Tom Verlaine,lead guitarist and songwriter of "Television", noted that hearing this song during his adolescence inspired him to pick up the guitar.

  The song at position #1684 is a remake of a song done twenty (20) years earlier.The singer of the song at position #1684 also sings in the twenty (20) year earlier version. That 1972 version is in the Top 200.In 1992, the singer of the song at position #1684  was invited to play for the MTV Unplugged series.His subsequent album,Unplugged,featured a number of blues standards and his new "Tears in Heaven." It also featured an "unplugged" version of the song at position #1684.The new arrangement slowed down and reworked the original riff and dispensed with the piano coda.This version climbed to #12 on the U.S. pop chart but failed to chart in Britain. In 1992,it won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song,beating out "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana,one of the ten biggest upsets in Grammy history,according to Entertainment Weekly.The singer of the song at position #1684 only half-joked that he had rearranged the song in a slower,acoustic version because he was getting too old to play the demanding electric guitar riff very well.In 2003, The Allman Brothers Band began playing the song in concert.Warren Haynes sang the vocal,Gregg Allman played the piano part,and Derek Trucks played Duane Allman's guitar parts during the coda.The performances were seen as a tribute not only to Allman,but also to producer Tom Dowd, who had died the previous year.

The song at position #1663 by this Santa Monica,California group is the song that Radio Station WABC from New York City ranked as the #1 song for the entire year of 1974 in their year-end countdown.The song at position #1663 is considered the first disco record to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States,though some consider this distinction to go to "Love's Theme" by Love Unlimited Orchestra (earlier that same year) or even The Sound Of Philadelphia (TSOP) by MFSB.The song at position #1663 was written by Waldo Holmes,who also wrote the Blacula songs.The song at position #1663 was first featured on this group's 1973 album,"Freedom for the Stallion" (an edited version later appeared on certain editions of the band's follow-up album,1974's "Rockin' Soul").It and was released as the second single from the album in early 1974 to follow-up Stallion's title song,which had peaked at #63 on the Billboard Hot 100. Initially, the song at position #1663" appeared as though it would flop,as months went by without any radio airplay or sales activity.Not until the song became a disco/club favorite in New York did Top 40 radio finally pick up on the song,leading the record to finally enter the Hot 100 and zip up the chart to #1 in July of 1974.The record also reached the top 10 in the United Kingdom.It is a heavy airplay favorite on oldie and adult-contemporary stations today.
  The song features a lead vocal by Fleming Williams,who left the group shortly after the song was recorded.According to The Billboard Book of Number One Hits by Fred Bronson,the lone female member of the group,H. Ann Kelly,had originally been pegged to sing lead,but this idea was discarded out of fear that groups with female lead singers were less commercially viable.The song also features an important post-Motown performance of James Jamerson.

  A 1978 cover of the song at position #1662 is yet to come in the countdown.The song at position #1662 is a rock song written by Ray Davies and performed by his band.It was released as the group's third single,in August 1964,and reached number 1 on the UK singles chart the following month,staying there for two weeks.It was the group's breakthrough hit,and established them as one of the top British invasion acts in the United States,reaching Number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 later in the year.The song at position #1662 was an early hit song built around power chords (parallel 5ths and octaves),and was heavily influential on later rock and roll musicians, particularly in the heavy metal genre.American musicologist Robert Walser wrote that it is,"the track which invented heavy metal"while critic Denise Sullivan of Allmusic writes,the song at position #1662 remains a blueprint song in the hard rock and heavy metal arsenal.
   Rolling Stone magazine placed this song at number 82 on their list of the 500 greatest songs of all time and at number 4 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time in 2004.In early 2005,the song was voted the best British song of the 1955-1965 decade in a BBC radio poll.In March 2005,Q magazine (UK) placed it at number 9 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks.In 2009 it was named the 57th Greatest Hard Rock Song by VH1.

  The song at position #1644 is a remake of a song done 34 years earlier by a native Bostonian.That song is yet to come in the Top 2000.The song at position #1644 is from the group's second album and it went to #1 in the UK.The band at position #1644 consists of Tom Fletcher (lead vocals and guitar), Danny Jones (lead vocals and guitar),Dougie Poynter (backing vocals and bass guitar) and Harry Judd (drums).They are managed by Prestige Management and were signed to the Island Records label from their 2004 launch until December 2007, before creating their own label,"Super Records".The band rose to 
fame after fellow pop band Busted helped launch them by inviting them to tour in March 2004. The band's name originates from Marty McFly,the main character of the Back to the Future trilogy.

  The song at position #1640 is a cover of the 1967 song at position #1643.It is the only fab 4 cover to ever reach #1 in the USA.

  The song at position #1634 is a song that Record World Magazine ranked as the #1 song for the entire year of 1975.The song was written by the singer of the song and Bernie Taupin as a favour to the singer's,tennis star Billie Jean King.King was part of the Philadelphia Freedoms tennis team.The song features orchestral arrangements by Gene Page.This song plays in Philadelphia's Franklin Institute IMAX Theater before every show to express the city's love for freedom and impact on shaping the country.

  The song at position #1633 was the first song to be played on MTV on August 1,1981.Group member Trevor Horn has said that his lyrics were inspired by the J. G. Ballard short story "The Sound-Sweep",in which the title character?a mute boy 
vacuuming up stray music in a world without it?comes upon an opera singer hiding in a sewer.He also felt "an era was about to pass." The theme of the song is thus nostalgia, which is also echoed in the tone of the music. (The vocals are initially limited in bandwidth,giving a "telephone" effect typical of early broadcasts.) The lyrics refer to a period of technological change in the 1960s,the desire to remember the past and the disappointment that children of the current generation would not appreciate the past.In the 1950s and early 1960s,radio was an important medium for many,through which "stars" were created.
   The song was written by Horn,Geoff Downes and Bruce Woolley.Horn has claimed that Woolley was primarily responsible for the musical content,while Horn wrote most of the words.Woolley was responsible for the addition of the words 'put the blame on VTR'.The first version was recorded by Woolley & the Camera Club (with Thomas Dolby on keyboards) for his album "English Garden", which was a hit in Canada.The Buggles later recorded the song and it reached number one on the UK charts for the week of October 20,1979,the first-ever number one for the Island Records label.It also would top the Australian charts and stayed there for seven (7) weeks.

  The song at position #1613 is a remake of a song done seventeen (17) years earlier by a female Motown group.That version is yet to come in the countdown.The song at position #1613 reached number-one on the UK Singles Chart for two weeks beginning in January of 1983.This song became the singer of the song at position #1613's first number-one solo hit in the UK and peaking two positions higher than the original song did in that country,the song reached number 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100.Although the singer of the song at position #1613 had previously done covers as album tracks (of Genesis'
"Behind the Lines" and The Beatles' "Tomorrow Never Knows" on Face Value), this song was the first cover he released as a single.The singer of the song at position #1613's version was the first track on the very first "Now That's What I Call Music CD" in the UK. On the second repeat of the chorus,he replaces "How Much More Can I Take" with "How Much More Must I Take."

  This band from Portland,Oregon at position #1605 spent two (2) weeks at #1 on Cash Box Magazine's singles chart beginning January 11,1964.According to one of the Billboard year end charts (Top 100),it ranked the song at #1605 as the #1 song for the entire year of 1963.Radio Station CKLW from Windsor,Ontario,Canada ranked this song as the #6 for the entire decade of the 1960s.The song was also ranked as the #19 song of all-time on New York City Radio Station WOR-FMs 1968 all-time countdown.

  A new wave group from Guildford,Surrey,England with members Howard Smith,Edward Bazalgette and Steve Smith have the song at position #1603.This is their one and only entry in the top 6000. This song peaked at #1 in Australia (Kent Music Report) for two weeks beginning June 23rd,1980.The song also went to #1 on radio station CHUM from Toronto,Canada.The song also reached #3 in the UK (Official Charts Company, #4 in Ireland and #9 in New Zealand.
  "Turning Japanese" was believed to euphemistically refer to masturbation?i.e. the act causing the man to squint and therefore resemble a Japanese's person's eyes or possibly,referencing the British slang word "Jap's eye" (the urinary meatus) and the act of turning referring to the process of masturbation?but the song's author David Fenton denied that claim in an interview on VH1. "It could have been (turning) Portuguese, Lebanese, anything that fitted with that phrase.It has nothing to do with the Japanese." "The first time the idea of masturbation came up was when we were touring America. It was written about that 'turning Japanese' was an English phrase for masturbation, which it wasn't."
  Guitarist Rob Kemp went on to say, "It's a love song about somebody who had lost their girlfriend and was going slowly crazy, turning Japanese is just all the cliches of our angst... turning into something you never expected to."

  On February 20,1989 the Scottish duo consisting of identical twin brothers,Charlie and Craig Reid who were born March 5,1962 in Leith with their song at position #1588 began a four (4) week in the #1 spot on the Australian singles chart.
 The song is popular in Scotland,where at Hampden Park,every time the national football team scores,the song is played and sung along to by Scotland fans.This also occurs at Murrayfield Stadium when the Scotland rugby union team scores a try.The song receives
a similar kind of following at darts events when played as a "walk on" tune for Scottish player Robert Thornton.It was featured on the soundtrack to the 1993 film "Benny & Joon", when one of the film's stars, "Mary Stuart Masterson", kept on playing "Sunshine on ?Leith" while filming the movie and the filmmakers took special notice of this song in particular.As a result the original music video was re-edited with clips from the film. The inclusion of the song on the popular film helped popularize the song in the United States,where it is mistakenly but commonly regarded as a 1990s song,despite being recorded and released in 1988 in the UK.
   In 2006, the song was featured as a running gag on the "Family Guy" season 4 episode "You May Now Kiss the... Uh... Guy Who Receives".The song was also the theme song for the Swedish TV-show,"High Chaparall".It was also featured repeatedly in the "How I Met Your Mother" episode "Arrivederci, Fiero" as a "cassingle" of the song becomes stuck in the tape deck of Marshall Eriksen's Pontiac Fiero,and remains there for the duration of 1994 to 2007.It was featured once again in "How I Met Your Mother" in the Season 5 episode "Duel Citizenship" as the roadtrip music for Ted and Marshall.

  The song at position #1576 is a remake of a song done twelve (12) years earlier.That earlier version of the song is in the Top 1000.The singer of the song at position #1576 was born on September 26,1964 in Carlisle,Cumberland,England. Born in Carlisle she was raised from the age of four in Tenterden, Kent, England.She represented the United Kingdom in 2000 at Eurovision in Stockholm.
  The song at position #1576 peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and garnered frequent airplay on CHR and AC radio.It also reached #5 in the UK Singles Chart after being re-issued in 1995.

  The song at position #1575 by this R&B group from Jersey City,New Jersey is the song that Radio station WABC from New York City ranked as the #1 song for the entire year of 1976 in the station's year-end coutdown.The song was written by this groups? member Winfred "Blue" Lovett. The original demo of the song was recorded with The Manhattans backing band,"Little Harlem." After hearing a tape of the recording,
producer/arranger Bobby Martin decided to re-record the song with MFSB at Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia.Released as a single,in both a version that included a mid-song rap spoken part  (aimed toward the R&B market) and one that omitted it (aimed toward the pop market), over a year later,the song became a world-wide hit for the group.

  The song at position #1572 is a remake of a song done eighteen (18) years earlier.That 1974 version is a solo recording done by half of the recording act at position #1572.The 1974 song is in the Top 1000.The pair had performed the song at the Live Aid concert in 1985.Recorded live at a concert at Wembley Arena,London on March 25,1991 (EJs 44th birthday) when EJ was a surprise guest for George,the duet became a massive hit on both sides of the Atlantic.It was released later that year and reached number one on the UK singles chart for two weeks in December 1991 and a single week on the US Billboard Hot 100 in February 1992.
  The footage used for the music video of the song was taken from a "live" concert in Chicago with 70,000 fans."The video was actually shot over several days," confirms Michael Pagnotta, George's publicist."It was shot in an airline hangar in Burbank where George had been rehearsing; EJ came in for a night and they ran through the song a couple of times.Then the song was filmed in its entirety live in Chicago in the middle of October as part of that Cover to Cover tour,and when EJ came out from the wings,that place went crazy."It appears on EJ's "Love Songs" compilation. The proceeds from the single were divided among ten (10) different charities for children, AIDS and education.

  The song at position #1555 by this Motown recording act is the song that Billboard Magazine ranked at #2 for the entire year of 1965.Written and produced by Motown's main production team Holland?Dozier?Holland,the song is one of the most well-known Motown tunes of the 1960s.The song finds lead singer Levi Stubbs,
assisted by the other three singers and The Andantes,pleadingly professing his love to a woman:"Sugar pie, honey bunch/ I'm weaker than a man should be!/.../I'm a fool in love,you see."Like most of his lead parts,
Stubbs' vocals are recorded in a tone that straddles the line between singing and shouting,similar to the tone of a black Baptist preacher.The melodic and chordal progressions are very similar to the Supremes' "Where Did Our Love Go".
  Rolling Stone magazine ranked the song #415 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in 2004.The song has been covered extensively since 1965,including versions done for several television commercials.

   From Beverly Hill Cop II and his album "Faith" in 1987 George Michael has the #1540 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 song at position #1522 was covered twenty-nine years later.The cover version went to #1 for three (3) weeks beginning August 29,1987.The 1987 version of the song at position #1522 is in the Top 1000.This Song is a Mexican folk song,originally from the state of Veracruz.Influenced by Spanish flamenco and a traditional mambo Latin ryhthm,the song uses the violin,jarana jarocha,guitar,and harp.Lyrics to the song greatly vary,as performers often improvise verses while performing.However,versions (such as those by musical groups Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan and Los Pregoneros del Puerto) have survived because of the artists' popularity and have become the "definitive" versions.The traditional aspect of the song at position #1522 "lies in the tune itself,which remains the same through all versions.The name of the dance,which has no direct English translation,is presumably connected with the Spanish verb bambolear,meaning "to shake" or perhaps "to stomp".
 The traditional of this song was often played during weddings in Veracruz,where the bride and groom performed the accompanying dance.Today this wedding tradition is mostly lost,but the dance survives through the popularity of ballet folkl?rico.The dance is performed in much the same way,displaying the newly-wed couple?s unity through the performance of complicated,delicate steps in unison as well as through creation of a bow from a list?n,a long red ribbon,using only their feet.The "arriba" (literally "up") part of the song suggests the nature of the dance,in which the footwork,called "zapateado",is done faster and faster as the music tempo accelerates.The repeated lyric,"Yo no soy marinero, soy capit?n" (lit: "I am not a sailor, I am a captain"),refers to Veracruz's marine locale and the husband's promise that he will remain faithful to his wife.

  The song at position #1515 is a remake of a song done sixteen (16) years earlier by a Dutch group. Both versions of the song topped the Billboard Hot 100.The 1970 version is yet to come in the countdown.The song at position #1515 had been a part of this group's repertoire for several years before they actually recorded it.The team's three members, Sara Dallin,Siobhan Fahey and Keren Woodward,had the idea of turning the song into a dance music tune,but they met with resistance from their producers at the time,Steve Jolley and Tony Swain.The group brought the idea to the production trio of Stock Aitken Waterman,and it became the group's first collaboration with them.Dallin,Fahey and Woodward had nearly completed recording their third album titled "True Confessions" with Jolley and Swain.Stock,Aitken and Waterman also resisted the idea because they believed that the song would not make a good dance record.After persistence by the women,SAW relented and the result was a worldwide smash.This song not only went to number one in the U.S.,but also went to #1 in Canada,Australia,New Zealand,Switzerland,Mexico and South Africa.It hit number two in Germany and Hong Kong and was a top ten success in Italy,Austria,Belgium,Finland,France,
Netherlands,Sweden,Venezuela,Norway,Portugal,Spain and their native UK (#8 on UK Singles Chart).It also went to number one for two weeks on the U.S. Dance chart.

  A singer born in Jacksonville,Florida on June 6,1939 makes his one and only appearance in the top 6000 at position #1510,with a song that peaked at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 for two (2) weeks beginning June 26,1961.On radio station 77 WABC from New York City this song spent six (6) weeks at number one beginning June 21,1961.The song was number one on WABC when the very popular DJ ?Dan Ingram? debuted airing on the station.
   Bill Wyman of The Rolling Stones covered this song for his 1976 solo album ?Stone Alone?.
  The song was sung regularly by Bruce Springsteen as a show closer on his ?Born to Run? tours and his ?Darkness Tour?.He also sung it when appearing at the Hammersmith Odeon London '75 concert,and he performs it in the 1979, ?No Nukes? film.
  In 2009 the singer of the song at position #1510 released a new album titled ?Let Them Talk? and toured the UK as a special guest of Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings.More recently, in 2010, this singer contributed duet vocals on the song "Umbrella In My Drink" on Southside Johnny's album ?Pills and Ammo?.
 
  The song at position #1504 spent four (4) weeks in the #2 position in Australia in 1999. This Dutch based music group plays this song in A-flat major.The video features all four members of the group travelling various destinations in the USA in a 1960s style mini-bus ("Vengabus"), where they end up in a nightclub.The group consists of two boys and two girls,Kim Sasabone,Denise Post-Van Rijswijk,Donny Latupeirissa and Robin Pors. 

  The song at position #1495 by this Chicago native (born December 1, 1933 died January 6, 2006)is the song that Radio Station CKLW from Windsor,Ontario,Canada ranked as the #1 song for the entire year of 1976 in their year-end countdown."The song at position #1495 written by Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff is a song performed on this singer's 1976 album "All Things in Time". The song reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the R&B and Easy Listening charts. It reached #1 on radio station WABC from New York City and it was the song the station ranked at #3 in their year-end countdown.The single also reached number four (4) on the Billboard dance chart.It was the first big hit for Philadelphia International to feature the reformulated MFSB,after many of the original members left Gamble and Huff for better opportunities. The song started the singers' live shows from 1977 on.
  The single went on to sell over a million copies and was certified gold by the RIAA.The song at position #1495 has been covered by singers Michael Bubl?,Laura Pausini reggae legend John Holt and most recently the Dub Pistols (who use a sample of John Holt's version) on their ?Speakers and Tweeters? album.This song was also featured on The ?Proud Family Soundtrack?.It can also be heard in the films,The Hot Chick (2002),Guess Who (2005),Disturbia (2007),Ice Age:Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009),Pok?mon: Mewtwo Returns (2000),and on the TV sitcom That 70's Show (1998-2006).

  On February 13,1993 the song at position #1494 by a Belgian-Dutch music group began a five (5) week run at the Top of the UK Singles chart.The song at position #1494 became notable outside its usual fanbase for its repetitive lyrics.The word "no" appears in the UK radio edit of the track 72 times and hence it was thus parodied by Spitting Image as "No Lyrics".Nonetheless,in 1993 in an NME interview, Mark E Smith of "The Fall" claimed it was one of his favourite songs.Like previous releases,the UK version of the single removed all of the raps from Raymond Slijngaard,leaving just Anita Dels' vocals.One 
word from the rap was kept,the word 'Techno' (from the line "I'm making techno and I am proud") which was looped and repeated during the middle of the song,turning the line into "Techno! Techno! Techno! Techno!" and giving the song an extra vocal hook.Like many artists in 2000,the group who does the song at position #1494  released the Millennium editions of their more popular tracks.It featured underground sounding trance remixes by some well known producers from Belgium,Japan & the U.K.It had little success in the charts due its non-commercial approach.

  At the same time the song at position #1490 was on the US charts there was another version of the same 1954 song on the charts.That other version is in the Top 500 of this list.This song is a popular song from the 1953 musical "Kismet" and is credited to Robert Wright and George Forrest.Like all the music in that show,the melody was based on music composed by Alexander Borodin,in this case,the "Gliding Dance of the Maidens,"from the Polovetsian Dances.Richard Kiley and Doretta Morrow (Man of La Mancha and The King and I) performed the song in the original cast of "Kismet".Vic Damone and Ann Blyth performed the song in the 1955 film.It was not until 1955 that "Kismet",and thus the songs from the show,came to London.Keely Smith, Ray Conniff, Wes Montgomery,George Shearing,Curtis Counce,Isaac Hayes,Sun Ra, The Supremes (for their album I Hear A Symphony),Sarah Brightman,and Saint Etienne have also recorded cover versions of this standard.The song was also featured in the video game Jikky? Oshaberi Parodius for the PlayStation. Not only did it appear as background music in Parodius,it was also featured in Ape Escape 3 on the Saru-Mon's (Immobile) Castle stage.
   In the 1999 film,"Breakfast of Champions", based on the book of the same name by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.,the song is used as a recurring motif.

  The song at position #1471 by little Kylie Minogue spent six (6) weeks at #1 in Australia beginning March 14,1988.This song is a pop?dance song.The song was written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman for Minogue's debut album "Kylie" in 1988.The song was released as the album's second single.It was a commercial success,reaching the top ten on the majority of the charts it entered,and along with Australia it reached number one in the United Kingdom (five weeks). The song became the highest selling single in Australia in 1988 and was named "Record of the Year" by the Japanese Phonographic Record 
Association.Do you feel lucky enough to know what song is at position #1471.

  This native Jewish Philadelphian born on May 5,1922 with her song at position #1459 has the #1 single for the entire year of 1954 on both Cash Box and Billboard Magazine.On May 26,1954 this song at position #1459 began a nine (9) week run at #1 on the Billboard singles chart.The song also spent a week at #1 in the UK and five (5) weeks at the top of 
the Australian singles chart.This song was written by Edith Lindeman and Carl Stutz. Lindeman was the leisure editor of the Richmond Times-Despatch and Stutz a disc jockey from Richmond,Virginia,USA.
   For the singer of the song at position #1459 her UK hit making days were over almost before they had begun.Without any further chart presence there,she became the first of the UK one-hit wonders.

    The song at #1448 would be covered in the same year by a famous Seattle guatarist. That cover version from later in 1968 is within the Top 500 of this list.Several reviewers have pointed out that the lyrics in "The song at position #1448" echo lines in the Book of Isaiah, Chapter 21, verses 5-9:Prepare the table,watch in the watchtower, eat,drink: arise ye princes,and prepare the shield./For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go set a watchman,let him declare what he seeth./And he saw a chariot with a couple of horsemen,a chariot of asses,and a chariot of camels;and he hearkened diligently with much heed./...And,behold,here cometh a chariot of men,with a couple of horsemen.And he answered and said,Babylon is fallen,is fallen,and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.
    Commenting on the songs on his album John Wesley Harding,in an interview published in the folk music magazine Sing Out! in October 1968,the singer of the song at position #1448 told John Cohen and Happy Traum: "I haven't fulfilled the balladeers's job.A balladeer can sit down and sing three songs for an hour and a half... it can all unfold to you.These melodies on John Wesley Harding lack this traditional sense of time.As with the third verse of "The Wicked Messenger",which opens it up,and then the time schedule takes a jump and soon the song becomes wider... The same thing is true of the song at position #1448,which opens up in a slightly different way,in a stranger way, for we have
the cycle of events working in a rather reverse order."
   The unusual structure of the narrative was remarked on by English Literature professor Christopher Ricks,who commented that the song at position #1448 is an example of the singer of the song at position #1448's audacity at manipulating chronological time:"at the conclusion of the last verse,it is as if the song bizarrely begins at last,and as if the myth began again."
   Critics have described the singer of the song at position #1448's version as a masterpiece of understatement.In Andy Gill's words:"In Dylan's version of the song,it's the barrenness of the scenario which grips,the high haunting harmonica and simple forward motion of the riff carrying understated implications of cataclysm;as subsequently recorded by Jimi Hendrix, ... that cataclysm is rendered scarily palpable through the dervish whirls of guitar."
   Others have been more critical of the singer of the song at position #1448's achievement.Dave Van Ronk,an early supporter and mentor of the singer of the song at position #1448,made the following criticism of the song: That whole artistic mystique is one of the great traps of this business,because down that road lies unintelligibility.
The singer of the song at position #1448 has a lot to answer for there,because after a while he discovered that he could get away with anything?he was the singer of the song at position #1448 and people would take whatever he wrote on faith.So he could do something like this song which is simply a mistake from the title on down:a watchtower is not a road or a wall,and you can't go along it.

   A song that went to #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 for two (2) weeks beginning on February 8,1960 is the song at position #1446.This is one of the saddest songs of the decade of the 1960s.

  Born on Christmas Day,1958 in Buckhorn,Ontario,Canada is the singer who has the song at position #1433.The song was written by Canadian songwriters Christopher Ward and David Tyson.This song went to #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks beginning the week ending March 24,1990.This song reached #2 in both the UK (Official Chart Company) and New Zealand singles chart.It also reached #3 in Australia (ARIA). This song was one of four selected to be covered on the CBC Television reality television show ?Cover Me Canada?.
This is this singers second and final appearance in the top 6000.

  At position #1412 is a song by a Swedish synthpop duo and a British recording artist (who has another song in the top 6000 at position #4860). The song at position #1412 was released in May 2012 as a digital download in Sweden,where it peaked at number two on the singles chart.The song would not be released in the USA until 2013 peaking at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100.However the song went to #1 in the UK and #3 in Australia (ARIA}. In July 2013 American rock band ?Titus Andronicus? posted an eight-minute cover of the song with added lyrics.The same month,American singer Robin Thicke performed a stripped down cover version during a performance on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge.

  Born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson On October 25,1984 in Santa Barbara,California is the singer who has the song at position number 1410.She has had a total of nine number ones on the US Billboard Hot 100 and this is one of them. This song at position #1410 is title track to the second album in US Billboard chart history to have five number ones singles from one album (after Michael Jackson's 1987 album ?Bad?),the first by a female to achieve this milestone and the third album in Billboard history to produce eight top five hits. 

  In 1966 a triple murder happened in a Paterson,New Jersey bar.A professional boxer (born on May 6,1937 in Clifton,New Jersey)was convicted of this triple murder and spent 19 years in the New Jersey penal system.In November of 1985 US District Court Judge Haddon Lee Sarokin in Newark,New Jersey granted his petition for a "writ of Habeas corpus" and set aside his convictions.In 1975 "Robert Allen Zimmerman"  wrote a song about this professional boxer and the events surrounding his murder conviction and placed the song on his 1976 "Desire" album.That song is at position #1408.
  This boxer died from cancer at the age of 76 on April 20th,2014 in Toronto,Canada .  

  A song by this LA band from 1982 has the song at #1393.The song was written by the group's primary songwriter,David Paich.This song has been widely misunderstood to refer to the band member Steve Porcaro's defunct relationship with the actress Rosanna Arquette. However,this was actually just a coincidence.The rest of the song had already been finished,and Paich needed a name that fit well into the chorus.The music video features Cynthia Rhodes as the lead dancer and a young Patrick Swayze as one of the male dancers.They would reunite as members of the cast of the 1987 movie Dirty Dancing.
  The song is the opening track from the group's 1982 album Toto IV.This song won the Record of the Year Grammy Award in the 1983 presentations.The song was also nominated for the Song of the Year award.In musician circles,the song is known for its highly influential half-time shuffle,as well as a blowing ending guitar solo played by guitarist Steve Lukather.The song peaked at #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 for five consecutive weeks.

  A song from 1988 that went to #1 on July 9th for two (2) weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 by Robin Zander and his Illinois band is the #1389 song.The song was first offered to English singer Elkie Brooks,who turned it down.Written by Bob Mitchell and Nick Graham, the song was initially released on the group who sings the song at position #1389's "Lap of Luxury" album.The song reached number one on the USA Billboard Hot 100 in 1988 when issued as a single;it also reached number one in Australia.The success of the song brought the group out of a years-long commercial slump and back into music industry prominence.
  According to lead vocalist Robin Zander,"The band was very skeptical about performing this song live, because we only liked to perform songs written by us.However,a young man from,oh, I don't know,
somewhere,confirmed to us after a show in Florida about a week after the song was released that the song was great and,get this, would be a #1 single.As we joked about the guy's prediction,we later realized whoa! This guy was right.I thank him for that."

    The song at position #1386 topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of June 9,1990 and was the song that Billboard Magazine (USA) ranked as the #1 song for the entire year of 1990.The song won the Billboard Music Award for Hot 100 Single of the Year for 1990.At the Grammy Awards of 1991,the song received a nomination for Song of the Year.This song also peaked at number 6 on the UK Singles Chart.

  The song at position #1384 is a cover of a song done four (4) years earlier.The 1968 version of the song topped the Canadian singles chart (Ted Kennedy) for the week of September 2,1968 and is in the Top 1000 of this list.

  From 1974 The name of the UK Band that included Paul Rodgers is also the name of the song at position #1373 and also the same name as the album the song is off of.The song was co-written by the group's lead singer Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke,the song's meaning comes from the movie of the same name featuring Jeff Bridges and Barry Brown.The introductory three chords of the song are also in the movie.It is one of the few songs where the artist,album and song names are the same.Other examples include Black Sabbath, Blue Murder,Bad Religion,Visage,Mot?rhead,Iron Maiden,Metal Church,Minor Threat, Europe, Great Lake Swimmers,Another Black Day,Talk Talk,Bang Camaro,Wilco,Deicide,and Hellyeah.
   Timothy McVeigh,the terrorist responsible for the April 19,1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City,was quoted as saying as he fled the site of the bombing that he thought of a specific lyric, "...dirty for dirty," heard towards the end of the song. Many websites describe this,but confuse that short phrase within a song as the title for another song.
   This song is also heard in the 2006 episode of The CW series Supernatural,titled "Scarecrow". It can also be heard on an episode of The Simpsons where Ned Flanders moves to a new town and becomes a "rebel" by keeping an untrimmed mustache.Tori Amos performed the song at a number of concerts in 1994 and 1996.In the beginning of the final book of his Dark Tower series,The Dark Tower,Stephen King quotes the lines "I was born 6-gun in my hand,Behind a gun I'll make my final stand".

  The German recording act at position #1357 covers a song done by a British recording act twenty-three (23) years earlier.The 1979 version of the song is in the Top 500.The song at position #1357 is a single by a techno band.It was taken from their second singles compilation album "Push the Beat for this Jam (The Singles 98-02)",it reached number 1 in several European countries,including Norway and Ireland, as well as number 1 in Australia in 2002.The song at position #1357 reached number 2 in the UK,their highest ever charting single beating the number 18 peak of "Back in the U.K." in 1996.It has been certified gold by the BPI,selling over 400,000 copies and was the 9th best selling single of 2002 in the UK.

  The song at position #1349 by this Brooklyn born singer was Cash Box Magazine's #5 song for the entire year of 1960.The song reached #1 on the US & Canadian singles charts.This song is a novelty song telling the story of a shy girl wearing a revealing polka dot bikini bathing suit at the beach,who in the first verse is too afraid to leave the locker where she has changed into the aforementioned swimwear;in the second,she has made it to the beach but sits on the sand wrapped in a blanket;and in the closing verse,she has finally gone into the ocean,but is too afraid to come out,and stays immersed in the water?despite the fact that she's "turning blue",to quote the song's lyrics ? to hide herself from view.It was written by Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss and first released in June 1960 by the singer of the song at position #1349 with orchestra conducted by John Dixon.The song also made the top 10 in other countries,including #8 on the UK Singles Chart.Trudy Packer recited the phrases beginning with "One, two, three, four" ? i.e. "Tell the people what she wore", heard at the end of each verse before the chorus; and "Stick around, we'll tell you more",heard after the first chorus and before the start of the second verse.

  The song at position #1348 spent seven (7) weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 beginning June 17,1978 and was the song that Billboard Magazine ranked as the #1 song for the entire year of 1978 on the magazine's year-end countdown.The singer of the song at position #1348 was born on March 5,1958 in Manchester,Lancashire,England and died on March 10,1988 in Redcliffe,Australia.He became the first solo artist in the history of the U.S. pop charts to have his first three singles hit the number-one spot.The song was written by the singer and his brothers(Barry,Maurice and Robin Gibb) in Los Angeles,while the trio of brothers were working on the film Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."And one night," the singer of the song at position #1348 would recall,"while we were relaxing,we sat down and we had to start getting tracks together for the album" (also titled with the same name as the song at position #1348 which would eventually hit #7 on the U.S. album charts). "So we literally sat down and in ten minutes,we had a group going,(singing) the chorus part.As it says underneath the song,we all wrote it,the four of us." While he would have three more Top 10 hits in the U.S.,this would be his final chart-topping hit in the USA.
  The singer of the song at position #1348 died on March 10,1988,just five days after his 30th birthday as a result of myocarditis,an inflammation of the heart muscle due to a recent viral infection.

  The song at position #1343 gets remade thirty-eight (38) year laters by a middle aged woman from Scotland.
The 2009 version is in the Top 100 of this list.The song at position #1343 is off of an album that radio station KZOK from Seattle in 1991 ranked as the fourth (4th) best album of all-time titled "Sticky Fingers".
   In the liner notes to the 1993 "Rolling Stones collection Jump Back:The Best of The Rolling Stones", Mick Jagger states,"Everyone always says this was written about Marianne Faithful but I don't think it was;that was all well over by then.But I was definitely very inside this piece emotionally."Keith Richards wrote the melody and came up with the phrase "Wild Horses".
    Originally recorded over a three day period at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama during December 2-4 in 1969,the song was not released until over a year later due to legal wranglings with the band's former label.Along with "Brown Sugar" (in the Top 300 on this list),it is one of the two Rolling Stones compositions from "Sticky Fingers" over which Allen Klein co-owns the rights along with the Stones.It features session player Jim Dickinson on piano,Keith Richards on electric guitar,and Richards and Mick Taylor on acoustic guitars.Keith Richards uses Nashville Tuning,in which the EADG strings of the acoustic guitar are replaced by strings which are tuned one octave higher.
  In 2007,Mick Jagger's longtime girlfriend,Jerry Hall named "Wild Horses" as her favorite Rolling Stones song.Rolling Stone Magazine ranked this song at #334 in its "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" list in 2004.


  The song at position #1337 is from the 1980 soundtrack to the movie "Urban Cowboy".The singer of this song was born on November 20,1947 in Wichita,Kansas,U.S.A.

  Beginning September 25,2004 the song at position #1317 by this Swedish recording act began a five (5) week run at #1 in the UK (the longest run of any single that year).This song was the #2 song for the entire year of 2004 in the UK.This song is a song performed by a Swedish DJ,producer and a previous member of "Swedish House Mafia".The single received moderate sales success and topped several record charts.The song is partly known for its music video,which features women and one man performing aerobics in a sexually suggestive manner.
  The song is a dance music track based on a re-recorded sample of Steve Winwood's 1982 song "Valerie".When the singer of the song at position #1317 presented the track to Winwood,he was so impressed with what the singer of the song at position #1317 had done,he collaborated with him and re-recorded the vocals to fit the track better.The original version of the song was initially mistaken as a release by Together (a collaboration between Thomas Bangalter and DJ Falcon),due to Falcon's use of the song in DJ sets and an advance pressing credited to Falcon and Bangalter.Until January 2005,the singer of the song at position #1317 held the record for selling the lowest number of singles for a number-one chart position in the UK in any particular week:This song sold 23,519 copies when it returned to the top of the charts on October 17, 2004.This record was broken once again by himself only a week later on October 24, 2004,with the single selling 21,749 copies that week.
   The song entered the German singles chart at number one in early November 2004,and also repeated this feat in the Republic of Ireland.In Australia,the song debuted and peaked at #2.The song has been sampled in Chris Brown's song "Pass Out" released on his 2009 album "Graffiti".

  The song at position #1304 by this Dutch band reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1970. However,it was not the first song with that title to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Eleven years earlier a different song with the same title went to #1.The 1959 song with the same title as the song at position #1117 is in the Top 1000 of this list.The song's lead vocals are performed by Mariska Veres.The song's music and lyrics are written by Robbie van Leeuwen,the band's guitarist,sitarist and background vocalist,who also produced the song. Van Leeuwen used "The Banjo Song" on Winkin', Blinkin' and Nod,
a 1963 album by The "Big 3" with Mama Cass Elliot on vocals,as main inspiration.
   The song would hit #1 again on the US Billboard Hot 100 when three sexy gals from London do a cover of the song at position #1304.

  The song by JLo at position #1291 was spending four (4) weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 on Tuesday,September 11th,2001.The song at position #1292 is the name of two songs by JLo.One is the song taken from her second studio album, J.Lo (2001), and the other is "I'm Real (Murder Remix)",which features rapper Ja Rule of The Inc. Records (formerly known as Murder Inc. Records),included on the special edition of J.Lo, Lopez's remix album, J to tha L-O!: The Remixes (2002), and Ja Rule's third studio album,Pain Is Love (2001). The remix contains an interpolation of the Mary Jane Girls' 1983 song "All Night Long" written by Rick James.Both versions reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on September 8, 2001.Ja Rule had been brought in after the moderate U.S. performance of "Play", the second single from J.Lo. Singer Ashanti (also on The Inc.) also provided backing vocals on the Murder Remix.The two songs are essentially different songs with the same title.
   Despite the success of "I'm Real", there was a bit of controversy over the use of the single's sample and the structure of the song.The song contains an uncredited sample from Yellow Magic Orchestra's 1978 version of Martin Denny's 1959 song "Firecracker" (while the remix on the other hand officially interpolates the Mary Jane Girls' 1983 song "All 
Night Long").There have been reports that the "Firecracker" sample was originally planned to be used for Mariah Carey's "Loverboy". According to the music publisher of "Firecracker", Carey called to license a sample of the song which had never been sampled before and within a month Lopez called to do the same. Carey felt that former husband and music executive at Sony Music (Columbia Records), Tommy Mottola, was interfering with her career by arranging for the sample to go to Lopez. Upset by the conduct of Lopez and her ex-husband, Carey featured a reference to the song on her single "Loverboy",her first single released by her then-record company, Virgin Records.The verse can be heard in Da Brat's rap section,where she sings, "Hate on me, much as you want to, you can't do what the fuck I do, bitches be, emulating me daily" over the melody of "Firecracker".The word "bitch" was used in the song, but when the song aired on the radio, the word "bitch" was deleted and the song was cut down to three minutes and fifteen seconds long.
   Irv Gotti,who produced the remix of "I'm Real" featuring Ja Rule, openly admitted during an interview with XXL magazine that Mottola contacted him with instructions to create a song that sounded exactly like a song he had made with Carey for the Glitter soundtrack entitled "If We" also featuring Ja Rule.
    Furthermore,some in the African American community were outraged by Lopez's use of the word "nigga" in the Murder Remix.

  On February 15,1969 the San Francisco based recording act at position #1286 began a four (4) week run in the #1 position on the Billboard Hot 100.Radio station KIMN from Denver ranked this song as the twenty-fifth (25th) biggest song for the entire decade of the 1960s.
   The song is one of Sly Stone's pleas for peace and equality between differing races and social groups,a major theme and focus for the band.The group featured caucasians Greg Errico and Jerry Martini in its lineup,as well as females Rose Stone and Cynthia Robinson; making it the first major integrated band in rock history.The group's 
message was about peace and equality through music,and this song reflects the same.
   Unlike the band's more typically funky and psychedelic records,this song is a mid-tempo number with a more mainstream pop feel.Sly,singing the main verses for the song, explains that he is "no better/and neither are you/we are the same/whatever we do."
    Sly's sister Rose Stone sings bridging sections that mock the futility of people hating each other for being tall,short,fat,skinny,white,black,or anything else.The bridges of the song contain the line "different strokes for different folks," which became a popular catchphrase in 1969.
    For the chorus,all of the singing members of the band (Sly, Rosie, Larry Graham, and Sly's brother Freddie Stone) proclaim that "I am everyday people," meaning that each of them (and each listener as well) should consider himself or herself as parts of one whole,not of smaller,specialized factions.
   Bassist Larry Graham contends that the track featured the first instance of the "slap bass" technique,which would become a staple of funk and other genres.The technique involves striking a string with the thumb of the right hand (or left hand, for a left-handed player) so that the string collides with the frets,producing a metallic
"clunk" at the beginning of the note.Later slap bass songs?for example, Graham's performance on "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again)" ? expanded on the technique, incorporating a complementary "pull" or "pop" component.
   This song was included on the band's classic album Stand! (1969), which sold over three million copies.It is one of the most covered songs in the band's repertoire,with versions by Aretha Franklin,The Staple Singers,Joan Jett (a modest hit in the year of 1983),The Supremes & The Four Tops,Peggy Lee,Belle & Sebastian and Pearl Jam, among 
many others.Dolly Parton's previously unreleased 1980 cover of the song was included as a bonus track on the 2009 reissue of her 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs album.it was also prominently featured in a series of television commercials for Toyota automobiles in the late 1990s and most recently for Smarties candy in 2008.Rolling Stone ranked this song at #145 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.This song is prominently featured in the opening sequence of the 2008 romantic comedy film Definitely, Maybe.The lead character,Will Hayes (played by Ryan Reynolds),calls it his "perfect song" for that particular day.It can also be heard in the film "Purple Haze".

  The song at position #1268 by these three sexy Brits (Natasha Maria Hamilton:DOB 7/17/82 in Liverpool,England,Elizabeth Margaret McClarnon:DOB 4/10/81 in Liverpool, England and Jenny Frost:DOB 2/22/78 in Prestwich,Greater Manchester,England) is a remake of a song performed by a Jamaican grpup in 1967 then covered in 1981 by a New York based new wave group.The 1981 version is in the Top 1000 of this list.The song at position #1268 went to #1 in the UK beginning September 3,2002.The song was #10 in the UK for the entire year of 2002 and #8 for the entire year of 2002 in the land "Down Under".It also went to #1 in New Zealand.
  The song at position #1268 was originally written by John Holt and performed by The Paragons in 1967 with John Holt as lead singer.Although originally released as an A-side in Jamaica on the Treasure Isle label it was relegated to the B-side of the "Only a Smile" single for UK release a few months later.The song features the violin of "White Rum" Raymond and was popular in Jamaica and became popular amongst West Indians and skinheads in the UK when a deejay version by U-Roy was released in 1971.The song went mainly unnoticed in the rest of the world until it was rediscovered in 1980 when it became a US/UK no.1 hit for the band who has the version of this song that is in the Top 1000.

  The song at #1266 by this southern California girl band began a four (4) week run at #1 on the Billboard Hot100 beginning December 20,1986 and was the song that Billboard Magazine ranked as the #1 song for the entire year of 1987 on their year-end countdown. Liam Sternberg wrote the song at position #1266 after seeing people on a ferry walking awkwardly to keep their balance,which reminded him of figures in Ancient Egyptian reliefs.The opening lyrics state,"All the old paintings on the tombs/They do the sand dance don't you know".The reference to the sand dance possibly refers to a music hall routine performed by Wilson,Keppel and Betty where Wilson and Keppel danced around in the postures portrayed on the reliefs wearing the fez while Betty watched.
   Sternberg offered his song to Toni Basil,who turned it down.David Kahne,the producer of the album "Different Light",took the song to the group who recorded the song at position #1266 who then agreed to record it.Kahne had each member of the group sing the lyrics to determine who would sing each verse,with Susanna Hoffs,Vicki Peterson and Michael Steele each singing lead vocals on a verse in the final version.

  The song at position #1262 by an electronic music group from Oldham,Greater Manchester, England is a remake of a song from "Saturday Night Fever" done eighteen(18)years earlier. The 1978 version is in the Top 300.The version at position #1262 was the #1 song for the entire year of 1996 in Canada,the #2 song for the entire year of 1995 in Australia (ARIA) and #40 for the entire year of 1995 in the group's native country the UK.

  The song at position #1261 by this Swedish duet went to #1 on the singles charts in the USA,Canada and Australia.It was also the #1 song for the entire year of 1989 in Canada and #3 for the entire year of 1989 in Australia (David Kent).While still unknown outside of Sweden,the duet at position #1261 released their second album titled "Look Sharp!" With the success of the first two singles from the album,they toured Sweden again.When the song at position #1261 was about to be released in Sweden as the third single,an American exchange student named Dean Cushman returned from Sweden and urged radio
station,KDWB in Minneapolis,to play the song at position #1261. From there,the song spread on cassette copies to other radio stations.With the song's radio success,EMI quickly released the song at position #1261. Suddenly,the group had a #1 scoring single in the United States,and the record wasn't even released.When "Look Sharp!" was finally released,it was able to debut on the U.S. album charts at #50,an unusual feat at the time for a newcomer artist,and later scored #23,eventually staying on the charts for 71 weeks.

  The song at position #1259 sort of gets remade again thirty-four (34) years later by a Michigan rocker.The 2008 version of the song is in the Top 300 of this list.The song at position #1259 was recorded at Studio One in Doraville,Georgia,using just Ed King as bassist,Wilkeson and drummer Burns to lay down the basic backing track.Ed King used a 
Marshall amp belonging to Allen Collins.The guitar used on the track was a 1972 Fender Stratocaster.However,King has said that the guitar was a pretty poor model and had bad pickups,forcing him to turn the amp up all the way to get decent volume out of it. This guitar is now displayed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland,Ohio.
   The famous "Turn it up" line uttered by Ronnie Van Zant in the beginning was not intended to be in the song.Van Zant was just asking producer Al Kooper and engineer Rodney Mills to turn up the volume in his headphones so that he could hear the track better.
   The song at position #1259 was written as an answer to two songs,"Southern Man" and "Alabama" by Neil Young,which dealt with themes of racism and slavery in the American South."We thought Neil was shooting all the ducks in order to kill one or two," said Ronnie Van Zant at the time.The following extract shows the Neil Young mention 
in the song:
  Well I heard mister Young sing about her  
  Well, I heard ole Neil put her down
  Well, I hope Neil Young will remember
  A Southern man don't need him around anyhow

Ronnie Van Zant's musical response,however,was also controversial,with references to Alabama Governor George Wallace
(a noted supporter of segregation) and the Watergate scandal:

In Birmingham, they love the governor (boo boo boo)
Now we all did what we could do
Now Watergate does not bother me
Does your conscience bother you?
Tell me the truth

In 1975,Van Zant said: "The lyrics about the governor of Alabama were misunderstood.The general public didn't notice the words 'Boo! Boo! Boo!'after that particular line,and the media picked up only on the reference to the people loving the governor." "The line 'We all did what we could do' is sort of ambiguous," Al Kooper notes "'We tried to get Wallace out of there' is how I always thought of it."Journalist Al Swenson argues that the song is more complex than it is sometimes given credit for,suggesting that it only looks like an endorsement of Wallace. "Wallace and I have very little in common," Van Zant himself said, "I don't like what he says about colored people." The final line of the song indicates that it may be against racial discrimination: "My Montgomery's got the answer." This is a reference to the Montgomery Bus Boycott,which led to a Supreme Court decision declaring Alabama's racial segregation laws for buses unconstitutional.
 In 1976,Van Zant and the band supported Jimmy Carter for his presidential candidacy, including fundraising and an appearance at the Gator Bowl benefit concert.At the end of the song, Alabama is also referred to as where "the governor's true."

  The song at position #1235 is a remake of a song done twenty years (20) earlier. The 1984 version of the song is in the Top 200 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 #1235 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.R?is?n 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 #1221 would be covered twenty-four (24) years later,the 2009 version is in the Top 1000.The version at position #1221 topped the singles chart in the UK.The song at position #1221 is from the 1985 album titled "Youthquake".The original cut was over four minutes long and was edited for the album.The unedited version was released
on an '80s CD called Monster '80s Volume Two.This song was the first UK number-one hit for the Stock Aitken Waterman production trio.Released in November 1984,the record reached number one in March 1985,taking seventeen weeks to get there.
 In the US, it peaked at #11 in September of that year.The video to the song was directed by Vaughan Arnell and Anthea Benton.The strings were based on Richard Wagner's classical piece Ride of the Valkyries.

   The song at position #1204 by this female native Motown recording act who was born on May 13th,1943 places her one and only song in the top 6000.This song peaked for two weeks at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 beginning the week ending May 16th,1964.The song was written by Smokey Robinson.
  More than via any straight forward remake, "My Guy" has had its highest profile since the artist at position #1204?s original through its appearance on the soundtrack of the Whoopi Goldberg film Sister Act (1992) in a rendition which substitutes "My Guy" with "My God", transforming the song into a faux-gospel number. In 1999, the song at position #1292 was inducted to the Grammy Hall of Fame.
   In 2008,the Los Angeles-based rock group ?Warpaint? performed a version of the song on their EP Exquisite Corpse (EP) under the title "Billie Holliday".
     After a long battle with cancer the singer of the song at position #1204 died in Los Angeles on July 26,1992,at the age of 49. After her funeral,which included a eulogy given by her old friend and former collaborator Smokey Robinson,she was laid to rest in Glendale's Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

   An instrumental by a British orchestra leader and jazz musician. (born on January 30,1911,died:May 12,1981)from 1954 is at position #1195. The song features the orchestra leaders? soprano saxophone solos between verses. 

  The Irish boy band with their 2005 hit at position #1192 went to #1 in the UK for two (2) weeks beginning on November 12th and it was the ninth (9th) best song for the entire year of 2005 in the UK according to the Official Chart Company.The song at position #1192 was written by Secret Garden's Rolf Lovland and the lyrics by Brendan Graham.The song has now been covered more than 125 times.The song was originally written as an instrumental piece and titled "Silent Story." The melody is based on a traditional Irish tune (especially the opening phrase of its chorus),the Londonderry Air,which is best known as the usual tune to the 1910 song Danny Boy.Lovland approached Irish novelist and songwriter Brendan Graham to write the lyrics to his melody after reading Graham's novels.It was originally released on the 2002 "Secret Garden" album "Once in a Red Moon," with the vocals sung by Irish singer Brian Kennedy,and sold well in both Ireland and Norway.Originally, Brian Kennedy was supposed to follow "Secret Garden" on their Asian tour in 2002,but fell ill,and could not attend.He was replaced by Norwegian singer Jan Werner Danielsen,who also later recorded the song together with "Secret Garden",but it was never released.

  The song at #1187 by this Atlanta,Georgia duo has the same title as another song that went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 although it is another song.The 1984 #1 song of the same title by a Pasadena,California rock band is yet to come in the Top 1000.
   The members of the recording act who perform the song at position #1187 were only 12 and 13 years old when they recorded this hit song.The song was written by Treach of "Naughty By Nature",and produced by "Jermaine Dupri",This song was the fastest selling single in fifteen years and stayed on top of the Billboard Hot 100 for eight weeks.The recording act who performs the song at position #1187's debut album "Totally Krossed Out", which features the song at position #1187 sold over four million copies.It also reached number one in Australia and New Zealand,and number 2 in the United Kingdom,held off the top by KWS' cover song "Please Don't Go".This song kept En Vogue's "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)" from the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 which the song peaked at number 2.
   The song samples The Honeydrippers' "Impeach The President", Ohio Players' "Funky Worm" and Jackson 5's "I Want You Back";The recording act who performs the song at position #1187 later toured Europe together with Michael Jackson.At the beginning of their song they dissed another kid group "Another Bad Creation" when Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly said "don't try to compare us to another bad little fad".The original song's introduction contained a sample of ABC's song "Playground" which was followed by a scratching sound giving the effect that their record was being taken off to play the song at position #1187.This was soon removed due to copyright infringement.
  This song  at position #1187 ranked number 75 on "VH1's 100 greatest songs of the 90's",and number two on their "Child Stars" Top 10 list.

  The recording act that formed at Wesleyan University in Middletwown,Connecticutt at position #1175 took a nineteenth (19th) century African-American spiritual and made the song that Billboard Magazine (USA) ranked as the third (3rd)biggest song for the entire year of 1961 on Billboard's year-end singles countdown.From September 4-18 in 1961 the song at position #1175 topped the Billboard Hot 100.The song also went to #1 in the UK,Canada and Australia.
    The song at position #1175 was first noted during the American Civil War at St. Helena Island,one of the Sea Islands of South Carolina.It was sung by former slaves whose owners had abandoned the island before the Union navy would arrive to enforce a blockade.Charles Pickard Ware,an abolitionist and Harvard graduate who had come to supervise the plantations on St. Helena Island from 1862 to 1865,wrote the song down in music notation as he heard the freedmen sing it.Ware's cousin,William Francis Allen reported in 1863 that while he rode in a boat across Station Creek,the former slaves sang the song as they rowed.

  The song at position #1126 is co-written and recorded by a reggae artist born Cecil Campbell on October 9,1957 in Saint Mary,Jamaica.He makes his one and only appearance in the top 6000.This song peaked at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 beginning the week ending December 17,1994.
  Cecil Campbell has also written a book on the history of Port Royal, and a play titled
?Runnings?.
  His entertainer name means "mountain of the true God".

  The song at position #1125 by this Aquarian (born February 3,1947 in Astoria,Queens,New York)is the song that Cash Box Magazine ranked as the #3 song for the entire year of 1972.On Christmas Day,1971 the song began a three (3) week run at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.The song also reached the top of the single charts in Canada and Australia.
   Many listeners detected innuendo in the lyrics,with the key in its lock symbolizing sexual intercourse,or in phrases like "I go pretty far" and "I been all around the world". The singer of the song at position #1125 has acknowledged the possibility of reading sexual innuendo in the song:
  "This song I wrote in about fifteen minutes one night.I thought it was cute;a kind of
 old thirties' tune. I guess a key and a lock have always been Freudian symbols,and
 pretty obvious ones at that.There was no deep serious expression behind the song,but
 people read things into it.They made up incredible stories as to what the lyrics said
 and what the song meant.In some places,it was even banned from the radio.My idea about
 songs is that once you write them,you have very little say in their life afterward.It's
 a lot like having a baby.You conceive a song,deliver it,and then give it as good a start
 as you can.After that,it's on its own.People will take it any way they want to take it."

  This LA alternative rock,post grudge band has the song at position #1119. The band was formed by Alex Band (vocals) and Aaron Kamin (guitar) when Kamin was dating Band's sister.This song topped the US Billboard Adult Top 40 for 23 weeks;the second longest running number one in the chart's history.It was named the number 1 song of the decade on the Adult Pop Charts by Billboard magazine.

  The song at position #1118 was the UK's #3 song for the entire year of 1975 and the #25 song for the entire year of 1976 in the UK,spending four (4) weeks at #1 in that country.In Australia it was #13 for the entire year of 1975.
   The song at position #1118 is a song written by Gavin Sutherland in 1972 and recorded at various times by Sutherland's group,the "Sutherland Brothers",and then the amalgamated Sutherland Brothers and Quiver.The singer of the song at position #1118 recorded the song at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Muscle Shoals,Alabama for his 1975 album "Atlantic Crossing". The single returned to the UK top ten a year later in 1976 when used as the theme music for the BBC documentary series "Sailor",about HMS Ark Royal,and made a minor chart appearance when re-released as a charity single after the Zeebrugge ferry disaster in 1987.Having been a hit twice, it remains the singer of the song at position #924's biggest-selling single in the UK.
  The music video was shot in New York Harbor in 1975 and credited with a 1978 completion date;it also was one of the first to be aired on MTV when it launched on August 1, 1981. However,despite the singer of the song at position #1118's great popularity in the United States,the song never climbed higherthan number 58 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  The singer of the song at position #1118 performed the song at the Concert for Diana (a concert in memory of Diana,Princess of Wales,who had died 10 years earlier)at Wembley stadium on July 1,2007.In the British sitcom "Keeping Up Appearances",the band was playing this song as Hyacinth and Richard were trying to make it to the Queen Elizabeth 2.The melody has been used for the chant "No One Likes Us - We Don't Care".

   On October 19th,1965 the song at position #1110 began a four week run at #1 on radio station WABC (at that time the most listened to station in the USA) from New York City.
The song also spent a week at #1 on the Cash Box (USA) singles chart.The song was written by American songwriters Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell. The song was sang by three gals based out of Jamaica,Queens,New York;with Barbara Harris (born August 18, 1945, Elizabeth City, North Carolina) sang lead,Barbara Parritt (born October 1, 1944, Wilmington,North Carolina) and June Montiero (born July 1, 1946, Queens, New York).
  Linzer and Randell based the melody of the song on the familiar "Minuet in G major" (BWV Anh. 114) from J.S. Bach's Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach.One key difference is that the "Minuet in G major" is written in 3/4 time, whereas the song at position #1110 is arranged in 4/4 time. Although often attributed to Bach himself, the "Minuet in G major" is now believed to have been written by Christian Petzold.

   Born Joanna No?lle Blagden Levesque on December 20,1990 in Brattleboro,Vermont,USA (raised in Foxborough,Massachusetts,USA) is the singer who sings the song at position #1104.She makes her third and final appearance in the top 6000.This song peaked at #2 on the single charts in the UK,Australia and New Zealand.
  The singer of the song at position #1104 has expressed her displeasure with the song, and most of her debuted self-titled album,for its overall pop sound however she is grateful it put her on the musical map. When she would perform the song at her most recent concerts,she would arrange it to the point of being almost unrecognizable,adding jazzier instrumentation to the verses and heavier guitars or double bass drumming to the bridge.The song appears in the 2004 PlayStation 2 karaoke game Karaoke Revolution Volume 3. On her 2011 tour, this artist would open her set with her band playing the intro of ?Dropkick Murphys? "I'm Shipping Up To Boston" which would then segue into the song at position #1104.

  Australian "Vanessa Amorosi" has the song at position #1095 with a song that was popular in Australia at the close of the 20th century in December of 1999.The song at position #1095 was also released internationally and reached the Top 10 in the United Kingdom,and throughout Europe and South East Asia shortly after her Olympics performances,but subsequent releases met with little success.For her service to music she was later awarded the Australian Centenary Medal by the Government of Australia.
     The song at position #1095 was an anthemic dance track that reached #6 in Australia (ARIA) ,and with its positive lyrics,became an unofficial theme song for various cultural events.It remained in the ARIA (Australia) Top 50 Singles Chart for over six months after its release.
     The song had four different music videos.The first was released in Australia in 1999 and followd by the Australian Millennium version;the other two for the UK and Germany respectively in 2000.I am absolutely sure Vanessa Amorosi has the song at position #1095.

  The British group with a female drummer (unique for 1964) at position #1092 topped the UK singles chart for two (2) weeks beginning August 27,1964 and was the the #14 song for the entire year of 1964 in the UK and #8 for the entire year of 1964 in Australia (Jimmy Barnes).
  The song at position #1092 was this groups' debut single and biggest hit.It was composed by Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley,who had made contact with the group who records the song at position #1092 (then playing under the name of either The Sherabons or The Sheratons) in the Mildmay Tavern in Islington,England where they played a date.Shortly afterwards the group was granted an audition with indie record producer Joe Meek,and they played the two songs Howard and Blaikley had just given them.Meek decided to record them there and then.After the recording session the group called themselves "The Honeycombs",but it is unclear who invented this name.
  Conspicuous in the song at position #1092 is the prominent part of the drums that carry the song.Their effect was enhanced by making the members of the group stamp their feet on the wooden stairs to the studio.Meek recorded the sound with five microphones he had fixed to the banisters with bicycle clips.For the finishing touch someone beat a tambourine directly onto a microphone.The recording was somewhat sped up,reportedly to Dennis D'Ell,the singer?s grief,who regretted that he could not reproduce this sound on stage.

  The song at position #1086 by this Toronto recording act was the song that Billboard Magazine ranked as #3 for the entire year of 1957 in the magazines year-end countdown. It was ranked at #6 for the entire year of 1957 for Cash Box Magazine (USA).This song was written by Maurice Williams with both melody and doo-wop accompaniment strongly emphasizing the clave rhythm,and was first released during 1957 as a rhythm and blues song by The Gladiolas.The original members of the group that sings the song at position #1086 were Dave Somerville (lead),Ted Kowalski (tenor),Phil Levitt (baritone),and Bill Reed (bass).

  The song at position #1070 is a remake of a song that charted twenty-two (22) years earlier.The 1972 version is yet to come in the countdown.

  The song at position #1058 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 #1058 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 at position #1030 by this Englishman (born on January 19,1949 in Batley,
Yorkshire died on September 26,2003 in Paris,France) was the #1 song in Australia for the entire year of 1988 according to David Kent & Jimmy Barnes.On September 19th,1988 it began a five (5) week run at #1 on the Australian (ARIA) singles chart.It also reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.The song at position #1030 features one of the most memorable video clips of the 1980s,directed by Terence Donovan.It is the first track on the album Heavy Nova.In 1989,the singer of the song at position #1030 won a second Grammy for the song at position #1030,which was later featured in the Tony Award-winning musical ?Contact?.Along with "Addicted to Love" and "I Didn't Mean to Turn You On",this song is among the singer of the song at position #1030's most recognized songs,partly because of the iconic '80s music videos by renowned British fashion photographer Terence Donovan, featuring mannequin-like women surrounding the singer of the song at position #1030.  The song is also well-known to boxing fans as the entrance music for heavyweight Ross "Simply Irresistible" Kent.

  The song at position #1012 was the song that Billboard Magazine ranked as the #3 song for the entire year of 1958.The song was popular when Elvis was being drafted.It was Presley's eleventh number-one hit in the United States.The song also peaked at number four on the R&B charts in the USA.

  A song that was the theme song to a very popular 1990s sitcom is at position #1008.This is this LA pop-rock group?s one and only appearance in the top 6000. The group consisted of members,Phil Solem born July 1, 1956, in Duluth, Minnesota, U.S. and Danny Wilde born June 3, 1956, in the US state of Maine.

  The song at position #1006 was the song that Billboard Magazine ranked as the #1 song for the entire year of 1986.On January 18th,1986 the song began a four (4) week run at the top of the Billboard Hot 100.This song was #1 when the space shuttle Challenger exploded on January 28,1986.
   The song at position #1006 is a 1982 song written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager and introduced by Rod Stewart for the soundtrack of the film ?Night Shift?.However, the version at position #1006 is the most popular version.The song was a one-off collaboration released as a charity single in the United Kingdom and the United States in 1985,it was recorded as a benefit for American Foundation for AIDS Research,and raised over US$3 million for that cause.In 1988,the Washington Post wrote,"So working against AIDS,especially after years of raising money for work on many blood-related diseases such as sickle-cell anemia,seemed the right thing to do.'You have to be granite not to want to help people with AIDS,because the devastation that it causes is so painful to see.I was so hurt to see my friend die with such agony,' the singer of the song at position #1006
remembers. 'I am tired of hurting and it does hurt.'"
  The song won the performers the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal,as well as Song of the Year for its writers,Bacharach and Bayer Sager.The song at position #1006 also listed at #71 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of all time in 2013.

  This LA blues-rock band makes its? second and final entry in the top 6000 at position #1005. This song has been called a "rural hippie anthem".It became one of the group's biggest hits and best-known songs. As with their previous other entry in the top 6000, the song was adapted from a 1920s blues song and sung in a countertenor-style by Alan Wilson.
  The members of the group consisted of Larry "The Mole" Taylor, Adolfo "Fito" de la Parra,Harvey "The Snake" Mandel,Dale Spalding and John Paulus

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