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by Hymie
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 213
Views: 4682

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

The first record in this project was from my list, and I have more of these than anybody, but I can't get a second one :-(
by Hymie
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 117
Views: 3996

Re: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS

I am very confused that ”Unchain My Heart” is only bubbling under at AM. And even knowing that it’s not one of his most acclaimed songs, I’m surprised that it doesn’t make the top 10 here. Top 3 for me (though I have not listened enough to Ray to send in a ballot). You might be even more confused w...
by Hymie
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 117
Views: 3996

Re: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS

Song #10 was "You Don't Know Me" from the "Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music" album in 1962. It got to #5 on the Billboard R&B chart, but did even better on their Pop chart where it peaked at #2. The song was written in 1955 by Cindy Walker who was given the story fo...
by Hymie
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Books, movies and records of the year
Replies: 35
Views: 1285

Re: Books, movies and records of the year

My favorite record of 1916:


by Hymie
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: My 1949 List
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: My 1949 List

I just checked, I have the same top 2 songs as the site, but in the opposite order.
by Hymie
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: My 1949 List
Replies: 1
Views: 25

My 1949 List

I finally finished off a full top 100 list of my favorite records of 1949: MY TOP 100 RECORDINGS FROM 1949: 1 ¦ Lovesick Blues ¦ Hank Williams 2 ¦ I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry ¦ Hank Williams 3 ¦ Saturday Night Fish Fry ¦ Louis Jordan 4 ¦ Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee ¦ Stick McGhee 5 ¦ Mind Your Own B...
by Hymie
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 3
Replies: 14
Views: 161

Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 3

Bang Jan wrote:
Hymie wrote:The AAliyah won't play, is says "not available in your country."


Miss You


This isn't bad, I moved it up to #2 in its group. I think I listened to something by her called "I Miss You" that was terrible.
by Hymie
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 117
Views: 3996

Re: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS

I am very confused that ”Unchain My Heart” is only bubbling under at AM. And even knowing that it’s not one of his most acclaimed songs, I’m surprised that it doesn’t make the top 10 here. Top 3 for me (though I have not listened enough to Ray to send in a ballot). A), it's pre-Beatles-Dylan-Beach ...
by Hymie
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 3
Replies: 14
Views: 161

Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 3

EPSILON
Joydrop | Beautiful
Alanis Morissette | The Couch
Monkey Mafia | Work Mi Body (Chicken Scratch Remix)
Aldous Harding | Elation

ZETA
Rodriguez | Hate Street Dialogue
Aaliyah | Miss You
The Cookies | I Never Dreamed
Little River Band | It's A Long Way There
by Hymie
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 3
Replies: 14
Views: 161

Re: Unacclaimed V: Heats, Week 3

The AAliyah won't play, is says "not available in your country."
by Hymie
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 117
Views: 3996

Re: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS

I am very confused that ”Unchain My Heart” is only bubbling under at AM. And even knowing that it’s not one of his most acclaimed songs, I’m surprised that it doesn’t make the top 10 here. Top 3 for me (though I have not listened enough to Ray to send in a ballot). A), it's pre-Beatles-Dylan-Beach ...
by Hymie
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 117
Views: 3996

Re: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS

Song #11 on our countdown was "Unchain My Heart" from 1961. It was not on an album until "Greatest Hits." It was number one on Billboard's R&B chart and it reached #9 on their Pop chart. The song was written by Bobby Sharp. Sharp, a drug addict at the time, sold the song to T...
by Hymie
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 213
Views: 4682

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

Rob wrote:50. Britney Spears - Everytime


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by Hymie
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 117
Views: 3996

Re: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS

Song #12 was "Lonely Avenue," a #6 R&B chart hit from the latter part of 1956. As mentioned, the song was written by Doc Pomus. Doc's real name was Jerome Solon Felder, and he was the Brooklyn born son of Jewish immigrants. "Lonely Avenue" was his first hit song, and it helpe...
by Hymie
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 117
Views: 3996

Re: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS

Song #13 was "Busted" from 1963. It was on the "Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul" album. The song was written by Harlan Howard. The hit country version came from Johnny Cash, but he was not the first act to record the song. This one below was first: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
by Hymie
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Books, movies and records of the year
Replies: 35
Views: 1285

Re: Books, movies and records of the year

My favorite record of 1915:

by Hymie
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 213
Views: 4682

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

Empire of the Sun- Walking on a Dream: 8 A prime example of the indietronic pop that was all that rage during the late 2000s (see also: LCD Soundsystem, MGMT, Hot Chip, Phoenix, etc.). The chorus is very catchy and the melody is bittersweet, like 80% blissed out contentment, 20% pain. For me it was...
by Hymie
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 117
Views: 3996

Re: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS

Song #14 was "I Believe To My Soul" from 1959. It was the flip side of "I'm Movin' On" and was also included on the album "The Genius Sings The Blues." I never paid much attention to this song until it was spotlighted in the movie "Ray." They showed how after ...
by Hymie
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 213
Views: 4682

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

Rob wrote:49. Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream


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by Hymie
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 117
Views: 3996

Re: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS

Song #15 was "Let's Go Get Stoned" from 1966. It was a number one hit on the Billboard R&B chart. The song was written by Ashford and Simpson and Jo Armstead. Dick Rosemont, who tracks down the original versions of famous songs, has not been able to determine which artist did the origi...
by Hymie
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 213
Views: 4682

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

I'm young (late 20s) and I've been using AM for over 10 years now, and I think it's safe to say that this website is the single biggest influence on my taste in music. I can almost certainly guarantee that I wouldn't be into some of my favorite bands (Blur, Wilco, New Order, etc.) if it wasn't for ...
by Hymie
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 213
Views: 4682

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

I wonder how much of this is a self fulfilling prophecy, meaning people who want to appear or feel hip convince themselves that the acclaimed things are the best things. In other words, do people come to this forum because they already like what is acclaimed, or do they come here because they want ...
by Hymie
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 213
Views: 4682

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

surprising for a popular song with a fair amount of radio play and no acclaim to be secretly beloved. I'd say the opposite. It's shocking to me that opinions of the forum fall in line so well with what is acclaimed. I'd expect a lot more popular (but unacclaimed) things to do much better here. Well...
by Hymie
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 213
Views: 4682

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

andyd1010 wrote:surprising for a popular song with a fair amount of radio play and no acclaim to be secretly beloved.


I'd say the opposite. It's shocking to me that opinions of the forum fall in line so well with what is acclaimed. I'd expect a lot more popular (but unacclaimed) things to do much better here.
by Hymie
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 117
Views: 3996

Re: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS

Song #16 was "Let The Good Times Roll" from 1959. It was on the album "The Genius of Ray Charles." The original version of the song was by Louis Jordan in 1946. The song was written by Sam Theard, a New Orleans-born blues singer and songwriter, and was co-credited to Fleecie Moor...
by Hymie
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Books, movies and records of the year
Replies: 35
Views: 1285

Re: Books, movies and records of the year

My favorite record of 1914:

Roll Them Cotton Bales - Heidelberg Quintet

There's one youtube video, but it's not the right song.
by Hymie
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 117
Views: 3996

Re: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS

Honorio wrote:Sorry Hymie but the Youtube link of the #24 song goes to a different song



Thanks, I fixed it.
by Hymie
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 117
Views: 3996

Re: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS

Song #17 was "It Should've Been Me" from 1954. The song reached #5 on the Billboard R&B Disc Jockey chart and got to #7 on the sales chart. This was Ray's first national chart hit on the Atlantic label. The song was written by Memphis Curtis. Freddie Mitchell and Mickey "Guitar&qu...
by Hymie
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition
Replies: 34
Views: 1559

Re: The AMF Top Artists of All Time 2019 Edition

There were plenty of females in my top 200, just not way up in the top 20 or so. In the era I like best there were like 10 male acts for every female act.
by Hymie
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 213
Views: 4682

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

Rob wrote:48. Nick Drake – Saturday Sun[/b]


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by Hymie
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 117
Views: 3996

Re: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS

Song #18 was Ray classic reading of the Buck Owens song "Crying Time," from 1965. It was the title track of an album too. https://e.snmc.io/i/fullres/s/9ef9112350666c4577dafd6430e50050/1367110 Buck Owens' original version of the song came out in 1964 on the flip side of his big hit record ...
by Hymie
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 117
Views: 3996

Re: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS

Song #19 was Ray's instrumental version of "One Mint Julep" from 1961. The song was originally a monster R&B hit for the Clovers in 1952. Ray's record was #1 on the Billboard R&B chart and got to #8 on their Pop chart too. It was released on the ABC subsidiary Impulse Records, whic...
by Hymie
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Books, movies and records of the year
Replies: 35
Views: 1285

Re: Books, movies and records of the year

My favorite record of 1913:


by Hymie
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 117
Views: 3996

Re: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS

Song #20 was "Don't You Know," a masterpiece that recorded on Dec 4, 1953, during the time when Ray was living in New Orleans. It made the Billboard R&B Best Sellers chart for one week at #10. https://e.snmc.io/i/fullres/s/8d4170865b2e53de35d960c2b9805e86/4445392 RANK - SONG TITLE ----...
by Hymie
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 213
Views: 4682

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

Rob wrote:47. Cocteau Twins – Frou-frou Foxes In Midsummer Fires



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by Hymie
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 117
Views: 3996

Re: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS

Song #21 was "America The Beautiful" from 1972. It is from the album "A Message From The People." Ray's version has become a classic that is now in the Grammy Hall of Fame. The lyrics were written by Katharine Lee Bates, and the music was composed by church organist and choirmast...
by Hymie
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 117
Views: 3996

Re: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS

Song #22 was "A Fool For You," a great blues number from 1955. It reached #1 on the Billboard R&B Disc Jockey chart and #2 on the sales chart. http://images.45cat.com/ray-charles-and-his-band-a-fool-for-you-1955.jpg RANK - SONG TITLE -------- TOTAL BALLOTS - POINTS 22. A Fool For You -...
by Hymie
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Books, movies and records of the year
Replies: 35
Views: 1285

Re: Books, movies and records of the year

My favorite record of 1912:


by Hymie
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 117
Views: 3996

Re: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS

Song #23 was "Come Rain Or Come Shine" from "The Genius of Ray Charles" album in 1959. The record scraped the bottom of the BillBoard Hot 100 Pop Singles chart in 1960 and again in 1968. http://images.45cat.com/ray-charles-come-rain-or-come-shine-1960.jpg "Come Rain or Come ...
by Hymie
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 213
Views: 4682

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

Rob wrote:Guns ‘N Roses - Prostitute


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by Hymie
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 117
Views: 3996

Re: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS

Song #24 was "You Are My Sunshine" from 1962. It was on the "Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music Volume 2" album. As a single it was number one on the Billboard R&B chart and it reached #7 on the Pop Chart. The song is listed as being written by Jimmie Davis and Charle...
by Hymie
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 117
Views: 3996

Re: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS

Song #25 is "This Little Girl of Mine" from 1955. It reached #9 on the Billboard R&B Jukebox list, and the flip side, "A Fool For You" reached #2 on that same jukebox list. It's a very good record, but I like the Everly Brothers version a bit better myself. Ray listed himself...
by Hymie
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 213
Views: 4682

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

I prefer Elvis Costello's live at the White House version of "Penny Lane" by a bit over the Beatles version. Elvis sings it with more emotion than Paul IMO. The piccolo trumpet solo is exactly the same.
by Hymie
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Extended All-Time Songs Lists (2018 Edition)
Replies: 45
Views: 11053

Re: Extended All-Time Songs Lists (2018 Edition)

Henry wrote:4001-4500

4,009 Buddy Holly & The Crickets More Than I Can Say


This is the Crickets without Holly, the original version of the Leo Sayer hit.
by Hymie
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Books, movies and records of the year
Replies: 35
Views: 1285

Re: Books, movies and records of the year

My favorite of 1911:

1911 - I'm Henry The VIII - Harry Champion

by Hymie
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 213
Views: 4682

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

very unoriginal I fail to see why this is seen as a bad thing. I have no problem with unoriginal. In fact, I prefer it in most cases. ALL THAT MATTERS IS WHAT'S COMING OUT OF THE SPEAKERS. A bold statement from the guy who attacks people who don’t include enough ‘black music’ on their lists, and cr...
by Hymie
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 213
Views: 4682

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

Then originality has some kind of importance for you as well. It just means more to most people here. Where do you get that from? Which version is the original has NO BEARING AT ALL on which version I like better. Can you show me an instance where a "cover" sounds EXACTLY the same as the ...
by Hymie
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 117
Views: 3996

Re: Best Ray Charles Songs - RESULTS

Song #26 was "Leave Me Woman Alone" from 1956. The flip side of "Lonely Avenue," it was recorded in May of 1956 and was included on the "Yes Indeed!" album a couple of years after its initial release as a single. http://images.45cat.com/ray-charles-leave-my-woman-alone-...
by Hymie
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 213
Views: 4682

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

Rob wrote:Unoriginal to me is when someone works in a certain style, but doesn't bring something to the table.


If they don't bring anything to the table it doesn't matter if it's original or unoriginal. If it's bad, it's bad. The fact that it's original does not make it less bad for me.
by Hymie
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - February 2019
Replies: 213
Views: 4682

Re: Biggest Fan - February 2019

Tyler The Creator : 911 / Mr Lonely

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