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by Hymie
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - December 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 651

Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Lady Jane -5
by Hymie
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 258
Views: 36868

Re: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS

Got a nice note from one of the email voters. Just want to thank you for this stunning labour of love. It's been fascinating and rewarding to see the process unfold, and your learned commentaries have been enlightening, fun, and often moving. Deeply appreciated. Best wishes, John www.johnplantmusic....
by Hymie
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 258
Views: 36868

Re: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61B%2Bynrx3gL.jpg Our #1 song is "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye, from 1971. It was listed on 30 of the 44 ballots, and was in the top 5 on 13 of those ballots. The single was #1 on the Billboard Soul chart for 5 weeks, and it peaked at #2 on the Po...
by Hymie
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - December 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 651

Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Rob wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:23 am
328. Ghost Town DJ’s – My Boo
3
by Hymie
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 258
Views: 36868

Re: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS

https://motownjunkies.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/g7033p.gif?w=300&zoom=2 Song #2 is "Dancing In The Street" by Martha and the Vandellas, from 1964. I am a bit surprised that this record beat out all timers like "My Girl" and "Grapevine." In fact, this record was listed on more ballots (31) than an...
by Hymie
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 258
Views: 36868

Re: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS

https://motownjunkies.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/g7038p.gif?w=300&zoom=2 The #3 song on the countdown is "My Girl," by the Temptations, from late 1964. In the wointer of 1965 the song was #1 for 6 weeks on the Billboard R&B chart, and also reached #1 Pop. Somehow in the UK, it was only on their ch...
by Hymie
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - December 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 651

Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Rob wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:07 am
327. Sturgill Simpson – Keep It Between The Lines
4
by Hymie
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 258
Views: 36868

Re: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS

https://www.ft.com/__origami/service/image/v2/images/raw/http%3A%2F%2Fcom.ft.imagepublish.prod.s3.amazonaws.com%2Ff2ea4130-7923-11e5-a95a-27d368e1ddf7?fit=scale-down&source=next&width=250 The #4 song is Marvin Gaye's version of "I Heard It Through The Grapevine," from 1968. The Gladys Knight $ the ...
by Hymie
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - December 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 651

Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Rob wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:47 pm
The Kidds – Down In Mexico: 7

Whatever it's release date and method, it is still an overlooked track, but undeserved, as this is quite good. Really good use of backing vocals.
(Shocked) bud glad you like it!
by Hymie
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 258
Views: 36868

Re: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS

https://static.stereogum.com/uploads/2019/03/Stevie-Wonder-Superstition-1553011322-640x631.jpg The #5 song on the countdown is "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder, from 1972. Acclaimed Music lists this as the most acclaimed song of 1972, and it ranks in the top 40 ,most acclaimed songs of all time. The...
by Hymie
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - December 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 651

Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

326. The Kidds – Down In Mexico 10 The group was also known as the Pelicans as well as the Kidds. Disregard what Discogs says about the single. This is an unissued track recorded in 1955 and first issued on album sometime in the 1980s. The Post single you found is a bootleg that someone made after ...
by Hymie
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 258
Views: 36868

Re: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS

https://motownjunkies.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/t54118a.gif?w=300&zoom=2 Song #6 is "The Tracks of My Tears"by the Miracles, from 1965. It was listed on 28 of the 44 ballots. Only two other songs were listed on as many or more ballots. The single reached #2 on the Billboard Soul chart, and amazin...
by Hymie
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - December 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 651

Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Rob wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:06 pm
John Lennon – Nobody Told Me: 7

May not go in history as one of his more innovative tunes, but there is energy here and the lyrics are very good.
I can agree that Yoko is a "most peculiar mama."
by Hymie
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 258
Views: 36868

Re: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS

https://www.popsike.com/pix/20151127/221952887932.jpg Song #7 is the mega-hit, "Reach Out, I'll Be There," by the Four Tops, from 1966. This one topped both the Billboard R&B chart, and their Pop chart. It also got to #1 in the UK. Written and produced by Motown's main production team, Holland–Dozi...
by Hymie
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - December 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 651

Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Rob wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:44 am
326. John Lennon – Nobody Told Me
4
by Hymie
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 258
Views: 36868

Re: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS

http://images.45cat.com/the-jackson-5-i-want-you-back-1969-4.jpg Song #8 is "I Want You Back" by the Jackson 5, from 1969. It was released by Motown on October 7, 1969, and became the first number-one hit for the band on January 31, 1970. It was performed on the band's first television appearances,...
by Hymie
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls-December '19, The Beatles!
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: Artist of the Month Song/Album Polls-December '19, The Beatles!

SONGS 1. Can't Buy Me Love 2. I Feel Fine 3. Revolution 4. It Won't Be Long 5. A Hard Day's Night 6. Come Together 7. Ticket To Ride 8. Hello Goodbye 9. She Loves You 10. Eight Days A Week 11. Nowhere Man 12. Penny Lane 13. All My Loving 14. Please Please Me 15. Savoy Truffle 16. Tell Me Why 17. Al...
by Hymie
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - December 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 651

Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Thanks to Zombeels for turning us on to another obscure artist :mrgreen: Yes, it borders on the pretentious, but I am glad I discovered this band through him. Seems that The Beatles are a good electric blues band, a bit like The Rolling Stones yesterday. I give this song a 7. Perhaps I'll check out...
by Hymie
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 258
Views: 36868

Re: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS

Some comments from an e-mail voter: Hymie was kind enough to let me share a few thoughts and memories regarding the Motown balloting. The story the Motown Junkies wrote about Fingertips Part 2 is a true one. The bass player yells out " what key what key " and his words make it onto the record. The o...
by Hymie
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 258
Views: 36868

Re: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS

https://audioz.download/uploads/posts/2016-02/1456249356_1zecykm.jpg Song #9 is "Living For The City" by Stevie Wonder, from 1973. The full version is featured on the "Innervisions" album. A single edit reached #1 on the Billboard R&B chart, and peaked at #8 on their Pop chart. It the UK it peaked ...
by Hymie
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - December 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 651

Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Rob wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:28 am
325. The Beatles – I’ve Got a Feeling
5

Thanks to Zombeels for turning us on to another obscure artist :mrgreen:
by Hymie
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Next decade poll
Replies: 19
Views: 628

Re: Next decade poll

Option A for me.
by Hymie
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 258
Views: 36868

Re: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS

http://assets.rootsvinylguide.com/pictures/the-temptations-papa-was-a-rolling-stone-72-orig-gordy-45-sleeve-wl-promo-nm_7016520 Song #10 is "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" by the Temptations, from 1972. The song was written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong in 1971, and released first in a version ...
by Hymie
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 258
Views: 36868

Re: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS

https://motownjunkies.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/t54046ag2.jpg?w=350&zoom=2 The #11 song on the countdown is "Please Mr. Postman" by the Marvelettes, from 1961. This single was #1 on the Billboard R&B chart for 7 weeks. It also topped the Billboard Pop charts for one week in the midst of a 23 week...
by Hymie
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - November 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 9993

Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Rob wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:23 am
324. The Rolling Stones – Love in Vain
4
by Hymie
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 258
Views: 36868

Re: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS

http://images.45cat.com/smokey-robinson-and-the-miracles-the-tears-of-a-clown-tamla.jpg Song #12 is "The Tears Of A Clown" by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, from 1967. It was originally released on the album "Make It Happen" in 1967. In 1970 it was issued as a single and went all the way to #1 o...
by Hymie
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 258
Views: 36868

Re: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS

https://motownjunkies.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/t54027a.gif?w=300&zoom=2 The #13 song on the countdown is "Money (That's What I Want)" by Barrett Strong, from 1959. This one stayed at #2 on the Billboard R&B chart for 6 weeks in early 1960, stuck behind "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)" by Brook ...
by Hymie
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 258
Views: 36868

Re: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ee/e0/9b/eee09bbbf716caf7276cf0fb23510208.jpg Song #14 is "You've Really Got A Hold On Me" by the Miracles, from 1962. It entered the charts at the very end of 1962, and in the winter of 1963 it went to #1 on the Billboard R&B chart and peaked at #8 Pop. One of the Mi...
by Hymie
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - November 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 9993

Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Rob wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:57 am
323. Jimmy Eat World – You with Me
3
by Hymie
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 258
Views: 36868

Re: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS

https://motownjunkies.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/doyouloveme.jpg?w=529 Song #15 is "Do You Love Me" by the Contours, from 1962. The single was #1 on the Billboard R&B chart for 3 weeks and peaked at #3 on the Billboard Pop chart. In 1988 the record came back on the charts after being featured in t...
by Hymie
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 258
Views: 36868

Re: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS

https://motownjunkies.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/m1060ag.jpg?w=350&zoom=2 The #16 song is "Where Did Our Love Go" from the Supremes, in 1964. Definitely one of the key records in the history of Motown. It ignited the careers of the label's most popular act of the 60s. Billboard did not have an R&B...
by Hymie
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 258
Views: 36868

Re: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/VJ_quHceAt8/hqdefault.jpg Song #17 is "Baby I Need Your Lovin'" by the Four Tops, from 1964. The single reached #4 on the Cash Box R&B chart and just missed the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Pop chart, peaking at #11 during a 12 week run. After 11 years already in the busin...
by Hymie
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - November 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 9993

Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Rob wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:01 am
322. Eagles – Best of My Love
5
by Hymie
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 258
Views: 36868

Re: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS

https://motownjunkies.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/g7039a.gif?w=300&zoom=2 Song #18 is "Nowhere To Run" from Martha and the Vandellas, in 1965. The single reached #3 on the Cash Box R&B chart and #5 on the Billboard Soul chart. It got to #8 on the Billboard Pop chart. I know someone who played this ...
by Hymie
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 258
Views: 36868

Re: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ff/23/20/ff232050cb5549ac5404fe997f624caf.jpg Song #19 is "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, from 1967. This one really surprised me finishing ahead of huge hits like "My Guy" and Heat Wave" and "I Can't Help Myself." It reached #3 on th...
by Hymie
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 258
Views: 36868

Re: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS

https://motownjunkies.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/m1056ag.jpg?w=350&zoom=2 Song #20 is "My Guy" by Mary Wells, from 1964. The single stayed at #1 on the Cash Box R&B chart for 7 weeks. It also topped the Billboard Hot 100 Pop chart for 2 weeks. In the United Kingdom, "My Guy" peaked at number five ...
by Hymie
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - November 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 9993

Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Rob wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:36 am
321. Prince – U Know
3
by Hymie
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 258
Views: 36868

Re: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS

https://motownjunkies.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/g7022ag.jpg?w=350&zoom=2 The #21 song is "Heat Wave" by Martha and the Vandellas, from 1963. It was written by the Holland–Dozier–Holland songwriting team. The single was #1 for 4 weeks on the Billboard R&B Chart, and it peaked at #4 on the Pop char...
by Hymie
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - November 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 9993

Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

I guess Johnny Cash swiped the bassline from the Crickets' version for Guess Things Happen That Way and it's for that reason I'd personally opt for the later rendition of You've Got Love. It still gets no more than a 6 from me due to the sappy delivery of lyrics that aren't bad just perfunctory. No...
by Hymie
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 258
Views: 36868

Re: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS

http://images.45cat.com/four-tops-i-cant-help-myself-1965-2.jpg Song #22 is "I Can't Help Myself" by the Four Tops, from 1965. It was listed on 21 of the 44 ballots in the voting. As I said in the introduction, it was #1 on the Billboard Soul chart for 9 weeks, and also topped their Pop chart. Writ...
by Hymie
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New Recording
Replies: 3
Views: 547

Re: New Recording

Not one comment from anybody yet?

I think it's good. Like a mood piece that you'd here on a 60s or 70s album that would be a short track in between two other tracks.
by Hymie
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - November 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 9993

Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Rob wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:37 pm
The Crickets – You’ve Got Love: 5
In general I like these guys and this album, but on this particular song they get a bit too schmaltzy and sweet for me to really be great.
Maybe you'd prefer the original version of the song:

by Hymie
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 258
Views: 36868

Re: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS

https://isabela.iweb.co.uk/image/aHR0cHM6Ly9pd2ViX2EyMmFhYTpCRGhUUmd6S1VCTTVAd3d3LnJhcmVzb3VsbWFuLmNvLnVrL21lZGlhL2NhdGFsb2cvcHJvZHVjdC8yLzYvMjYxNDUwLmpwZw==?q=75&w=400&h=400&e=1209600&t=outbound Song #23 is "Ain't Too Proud To Beg" by the Temptations, from 1966. A monster hit in the Black Communit...
by Hymie
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - November 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 9993

Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Rob wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:04 am
320. The Crickets – You’ve Got Love
10
by Hymie
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 258
Views: 36868

Re: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Inner-City-Blues-Marvin-Gaye.jpg Song #24 is "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) by Marvin Gaye, from 1971. This was the third and final single from and the climactic song of his 1971 landmark album, What's Going On. Written by Gaye and...
by Hymie
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 258
Views: 36868

Re: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS

https://motownjunkies.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/m1074p.gif?w=300&zoom=2 Song #25 is "Stop In The Name of Love" by the Supremes, from 1965. The single reached #2 on the Billboard Soul chart, and #1 on the Pop chart. I think when most people who were around back then picture the Supremes in their m...
by Hymie
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: New Recording
Replies: 3
Views: 547

New Recording

Anybody like this?

https://soundcloud.com/jimpassantino/la ... hvLqIsVcd4

My friend just made this recording with a Laughing Crow Em Native American Style Flute and some added background.
by Hymie
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 258
Views: 36868

Re: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS

https://static.stereogum.com/uploads/2019/01/Edwin-Starr-War-1547049907-640x640.jpg Song #26 is "War" by Edwin Starr from 1970. This one reached #1 on the Billboard Pop chart, and #3 on the Soul chart. Whitfield first produced the song – an obvious anti-Vietnam War statement – with The Temptations ...
by Hymie
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Biggest Fan - November 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 9993

Re: Biggest Fan - November 2019

Rob wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:23 am
319. Tove Styrke - Ego
2
by Hymie
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 258
Views: 36868

Re: Best Motown Songs - RESULTS

https://motownjunkies.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/t54034ag.jpg?w=350&zoom=2 Song #27 is "Shop Around" by the Miracles, from 1960. In early 1961 it was #1 on the Billboard R&B Chart for 8 weeks, and it reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Pop chart. This was the first Motown record that broke into th...