My 1,000 Favorite Songs of all Time

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My 1,000 Favorite Songs of all Time

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1 ¦ Shake, Rattle And Roll ¦ Joe Turner - 54
2 ¦ I'm In Love Again ¦ Fats Domino - 56
3 ¦ Long Tall Sally ¦ Little Richard - 56
4 ¦ Don't Go No Farther ¦ Muddy Waters - 56
5 ¦ Honey Hush ¦ Johnny Burnette Trio - 56
6 ¦ Rub A Little Boogie ¦ Champion Jack Dupree - 54
7 ¦ Spoonful ¦ Howlin' Wolf - 60
8 ¦ Tutti-Frutti ¦ Little Richard - 55
9 ¦ Midnight Cannonball ¦ Joe Turner - 55
10 ¦ What About Your Daughter? ¦ J.B. Lenoir - 57
11 ¦ Gumbo Blues ¦ Smiley Lewis - 52
12 ¦ Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu ¦ Huey "Piano" Smith and the Clowns - 57
13 ¦ My Babe ¦ Little Walter - 55
14 ¦ Have Mercy Baby ¦ Dominoes - 52
15 ¦ Good Rocking Tonight ¦ Elvis Presley - 54
16 ¦ Head Happy With Wine ¦ Sticks McGhee - 53
17 ¦ Matchbox ¦ Carl Perkins - 57
18 ¦ The Train Kept A'Rollin' ¦ Johnny Burnette Trio - 56
19 ¦ Before You Accuse Me ¦ Bo Diddley - 57
20 ¦ Money Honey ¦ Drifters - 53
21 ¦ Bo Diddley ¦ Bo Diddley - 55
22 ¦ Blue Monday ¦ Fats Domino - 56
23 ¦ Roll Over Beethoven ¦ Chuck Berry - 56
24 ¦ All Mama's Children ¦ Carl Perkins - 56
25 ¦ End Of The Road ¦ Jerry Lee Lewis - 56
26 ¦ Think ¦ "5" Royales - 57
27 ¦ Dark Is The Night (part 1) ¦ B.B. King - 56
28 ¦ Baby I Need You ¦ El Dorados - 54
29 ¦ Stand By Me ¦ Guitar Slim - 55
30 ¦ Modern Don Juan ¦ Buddy Holly - 56
31 ¦ One Hand Loose ¦ Charlie Feathers - 56
32 ¦ Moanin' The Blues ¦ Hank Williams - 50
33 ¦ All By Myself ¦ Johnny Burnette Trio - 56
34 ¦ Whatcha Gonna Do ¦ Drifters - 55
35 ¦ I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone ¦ Elvis Presley - 55
36 ¦ Too Much Lovin' ¦ "5" Royales - 53
37 ¦ Honey Hush ¦ Joe Turner - 53
38 ¦ I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine ¦ Elvis Presley - 54
39 ¦ Ain't Nothing You Can Do ¦ Bobby "Blue" Bland - 64
40 ¦ That'll Be The Day ¦ Crickets - 57
41 ¦ Gone, Gone, Gone ¦ Carl Perkins - 55
42 ¦ Folsom Prison Blues ¦ Johnny Cash - 55
43 ¦ If You Love Me (Let Me Know) ¦ Clovers - 55
44 ¦ I'm Ready ¦ Muddy Waters - 54
45 ¦ Don't You Know I Love You ¦ Clovers - 51
46 ¦ It Will Stand ¦ Showmen - 61
47 ¦ I Need Your Lovin' ¦ Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford - 62
48 ¦ Honky Tonk Blues ¦ Hank Williams - 52
49 ¦ Slippin' And Slidin' ¦ Little Richard - 56
50 ¦ Fever ¦ Little Willie John - 56
51 ¦ I Was Wrong ¦ Moonglows - 54
52 ¦ Dixie Fried ¦ Carl Perkins - 56
53 ¦ Down In Virginia ¦ Jimmy Reed - 58
54 ¦ It'll Be Me (LP version) ¦ Jerry Lee Lewis - 58
55 ¦ Someday You'll Want Me ¦ Smiley Lewis - 56
56 ¦ School Day ¦ Chuck Berry - 57
57 ¦ Great Balls Of Fire ¦ Jerry Lee Lewis - 57
58 ¦ Annie Had A Baby ¦ Midnighters - 54
59 ¦ Blue Moon Of Kentucky ¦ Elvis Presley - 54
60 ¦ Bye Bye Love ¦ Everly Brothers - 57
61 ¦ Big Mamou ¦ Smiley Lewis - 53
62 ¦ Feel So Good ¦ Shirley & Lee - 55
63 ¦ Boogin' In The Rain ¦ Ivory Joe Hunter - 51
64 ¦ Lovesick Blues ¦ Hank Williams - 49
65 ¦ Lawdy Miss Clawdy ¦ Lloyd Price - 52
66 ¦ Blue Suede Shoes ¦ Carl Perkins - 56
67 ¦ You're So Fine ¦ Falcons - 59
68 ¦ Your Daddy's Dogging Around ¦ Todd Rhodes (Connie Allen) - 52
69 ¦ Flip, Flop And Fly ¦ Joe Turner - 55
70 ¦ Shake That Thing ¦ Wynonie Harris - 54
71 ¦ No Need Acting Like That ¦ Mamie Ree - 55
72 ¦ Rip It Up ¦ Little Richard - 56
73 ¦ Bottle To The Baby ¦ Charlie Feathers - 56
74 ¦ Tear It Up ¦ Johnny Burnette Trio - 56
75 ¦ My Lovin' Baby ¦ El Dorados - 54
76 ¦ Please Love Me ¦ B.B. King - 53
77 ¦ Move Baby Move ¦ Larry Harrison - 55
78 ¦ Keep A'Knockin' ¦ Little Richard - 57
79 ¦ Why Don't You Love Me ¦ Hank Williams - 50
80 ¦ Well All Right ¦ Joe Turner - 54
81 ¦ Lonesome Train ¦ Johnny Burnette Trio - 56
82 ¦ Just Make Love To Me ¦ Muddy Waters - 54
83 ¦ House Party ¦ Amos Milburn - 55
84 ¦ Good Bread Alley ¦ Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson - 52
85 ¦ Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On ¦ Roy Hall - 55
86 ¦ Wrap It Up ¦ Robins - 54
87 ¦ Good Rockin' Tonight ¦ Wynonie Harris - 48
88 ¦ Diddley Daddy ¦ Bo Diddley - 55
89 ¦ Good Golly Miss Molly ¦ Little Richard - 58
90 ¦ Nip Sip ¦ Clovers - 55
91 ¦ You're My Big Baby Now ¦ Roy Moss - 55
92 ¦ Jim Dandy ¦ LaVern Baker - 56
93 ¦ Shake, Rattle And Roll ¦ Bill Haley & Comets - 54
94 ¦ All Shook Up ¦ Elvis Presley - 57
95 ¦ Six To Eight ¦ Sticks McGhee - 55
96 ¦ Drinking Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee, Drinking Wine ¦ Johnny Burnette Trio - 56
97 ¦ That Ain't Nothing But Right ¦ Mac Curtis - 56
98 ¦ Doing It To Death ¦ Fred Wesley & J.B.'s - 73
99 ¦ Hoochie Coochie Man ¦ Muddy Waters - 54
100 ¦ Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On ¦ Jerry Lee Lewis - 57

101 ¦ Can't Buy Me Love ¦ Beatles - 64
102 ¦ K.C. Loving ¦ Little Willie Littlefield - 52
103 ¦ White Cliffs Of Dover ¦ Checkers - 53
104 ¦ Dust My Blues ¦ Elmore James - 55
105 ¦ Thank You John ¦ Willie Tee - 65
106 ¦ Hold On I'm A'Comin' ¦ Sam & Dave - 66
107 ¦ In The Midnight Hour ¦ Wilson Pickett - 65
108 ¦ Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go ¦ Hank Ballard and the Midnighters - 60
109 ¦ Summertime Blues ¦ Eddie Cochran - 58
110 ¦ Where Did You Stay ¦ Fats Domino - 54
111 ¦ They Call Me Rockin' ¦ Sidney Simien and His All Stars - 58
112 ¦ Waitin' On You ¦ B.B. King - 66
113 ¦ You're A Heartbreaker ¦ Elvis Presley - 55
114 ¦ Guitar Slim ¦ Guitar Slim - 54
115 ¦ Bring The Money Home ¦ Orioles - 55
116 ¦ No Sweet Lovin' ¦ Drifters - 61
117 ¦ Ain't Nothin' Happenin' ¦ Little Richard - 52
118 ¦ Rocket 69 ¦ Todd Rhodes (Connie Allen) - 52
119 ¦ I Don't Know ¦ Willie Mabon - 52
120 ¦ My Baby Left Me ¦ Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup - 51
121 ¦ Hey, Good Lookin' ¦ Hank Williams - 51
122 ¦ Bee's Boogie ¦ Smiley Lewis - 51
123 ¦ It Ain't The Meat ¦ Swallows - 51
124 ¦ Baby Workout (alternate) ¦ Jackie Wilson - 63
125 ¦ Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes ¦ Chuck Willis - 58
126 ¦ Hepno Beat ¦ Dynamic Hepnotics - 81
127 ¦ Seventh Street Boogie ¦ Ivory Joe Hunter - 45
128 ¦ Jockomo ¦ James "Sugarboy" Crawford - 54
129 ¦ You Ain't Ready ¦ Flamingos - 54
130 ¦ I Didn't Want To Do It ¦ Spiders - 53
131 ¦ Love's All I'm Puttin' Down ¦ Spiders - 54
132 ¦ We Were Both Wrong ¦ Dave Edmunds - 79
133 ¦ Four Letter Word ¦ Dale Hawkins - 56
134 ¦ Baby Loves Him ¦ Wanda Jackson - 57
135 ¦ Aged And Mellow ¦ Little Esther - 52
136 ¦ Play Girl ¦ Smiley Lewis - 53
137 ¦ Please Don't Leave Me ¦ Fats Domino - 53
138 ¦ Oh What A Nite ¦ Dells - 56
139 ¦ Tired And Sleepy ¦ Cochran Brothers - 56
140 ¦ Sweet Little Sixteen ¦ Chuck Berry - 58
141 ¦ Sea Cruise ¦ Frankie Ford - 58
142 ¦ I'm In Love Again ¦ Upsetters (Little Richard) - 62
143 ¦ New Orleans ¦ Gary U.S. Bonds - 60
144 ¦ I Can Hear Music ¦ Beach Boys - 69
145 ¦ Let The Four Winds Blow ¦ Fats Domino - 61
146 ¦ Foot Stomping ¦ Flares - 61
147 ¦ Searchin' ¦ Coasters - 57
148 ¦ Steamboat ¦ Drifters - 55
149 ¦ Two Timin' Woman ¦ Jack Scott - 57
150 ¦ Seventh Son ¦ Willie Mabon - 55
151 ¦ Sixty Minute Man ¦ Dominoes - 51
152 ¦ I Feel Fine ¦ Beatles - 64
153 ¦ The Same Thing ¦ Muddy Waters - 64
154 ¦ It's All Right ¦ Impressions - 63
155 ¦ Never Give You Up ¦ Jerry Butler - 68
156 ¦ Bad Moon Rising ¦ Creedence Clearwater Revival - 69
157 ¦ Let's Work Together ¦ Canned Heat - 69
158 ¦ The Way I Walk ¦ Jack Scott - 58
159 ¦ Out Of Sight ¦ James Brown - 64
160 ¦ I Want A Love I Can See ¦ Temptations - 63
161 ¦ Bring It On Home ¦ Sonny Boy Williamson - 65
162 ¦ Revolution ¦ Beatles - 68
163 ¦ I Brought It All On Myself ¦ Little Richard - 52
164 ¦ Go Go Go ¦ Roy Orbison - 56
165 ¦ Come Go With Me ¦ Del-Vikings - 56
166 ¦ Ready Teddy ¦ Little Richard - 56
167 ¦ Long Gone Lonesome Blues ¦ Marty Robbins - 56
168 ¦ Skinny Jim (with piano) ¦ Eddie Cochran - 56
169 ¦ Love Her Madly ¦ Doors - 71
170 ¦ Ride On Josephine ¦ George Thorogood - 77
171 ¦ Roadhouse Blues ¦ Doors - 70
172 ¦ Down In The Bottom ¦ Rockers - 56
173 ¦ Boppin' The Blues ¦ Carl Perkins & NRBQ - 70
174 ¦ Lewis Boogie ¦ Jerry Lee Lewis - 58
175 ¦ Rock Around With Ollie Vee (LP version) ¦ Buddy Holly - 58
176 ¦ Nite Owl ¦ Tony Allen & Champs - 55
177 ¦ Flip Flop Mama ¦ Eddie Bond - 56
178 ¦ Don't Think I Will ¦ Young Jessie - 55
179 ¦ At My Front Door ¦ El Dorados - 55
180 ¦ That's My Reward ¦ Billy Wallace - 56
181 ¦ Story Untold ¦ Nutmegs - 55
182 ¦ Open Up The Back Door ¦ Midnighters - 56
183 ¦ Hound Dog ¦ Elvis Presley - 56
184 ¦ Cherry Pie ¦ Marvin & Johnny - 54
185 ¦ One Mint Julep ¦ Clovers - 52
186 ¦ You've Got Love ¦ Crickets - 57
187 ¦ I'm A King Bee ¦ Slim Harpo - 57
188 ¦ Maybe Baby ¦ Crickets - 57
189 ¦ Drip Drop ¦ Drifters - 58
190 ¦ What You Want ¦ Mac Curtis - 58
191 ¦ Around And Around ¦ Chuck Berry - 58
192 ¦ Rock And Roll Music ¦ Chuck Berry - 57
193 ¦ Don't You Know ¦ Ray Charles - 54
194 ¦ Flying Saucer Rock And Roll ¦ Billy Riley - 57
195 ¦ Ling Ting Tong ¦ Five Keys - 54
196 ¦ The Wind ¦ Diablos - 54
197 ¦ You Done Me Wrong ¦ Fats Domino - 54
198 ¦ Jambalaya (On The Bayou) ¦ Hank Williams - 52
199 ¦ Heart Full Of Soul ¦ Yardbirds - 65
200 ¦ Work With Me Annie ¦ Royals - 54

201 ¦ Rocket 88 ¦ Jackie Brenston - 51
202 ¦ Sweet Love On My Mind ¦ Johnny Burnette Trio - 56
203 ¦ Ooby Dooby ¦ Roy Orbison - 56
204 ¦ Diddy Wah Diddy ¦ Bo Diddley - 56
205 ¦ Let's Have Some Fun (Honey) ¦ Slim Saunders - 54
206 ¦ Travelin' Band ¦ Creedence Clearwater Revival - 70
207 ¦ Be-Bop-A-Lula ¦ Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps - 56
208 ¦ Shut Your Mouth ¦ B.B. King - 55
209 ¦ Down In Mexico ¦ Kidds - 55
210 ¦ Come Back My Love ¦ Wrens - 55
211 ¦ Get Your Mind Out Of The Gutter ¦ Sticks McGhee - 55
212 ¦ Let's Make Up ¦ Spaniels - 54
213 ¦ Jive After Five ¦ Carl Perkins - 58
214 ¦ Pink Pegged Slacks ¦ Eddie Cochran - 62
215 ¦ I'm Slippin' In ¦ Spiders - 54
216 ¦ Courage To Love ¦ "5" Royales - 52
217 ¦ The Fat Man ¦ Fats Domino - 50
218 ¦ Long Gone Lonesome Blues ¦ Hank Williams - 50
219 ¦ Make Like A Rock And Roll ¦ Don Woody - 56
220 ¦ Stutterin' Papa ¦ Buck Griffin - 56
221 ¦ Your Promise To Be Mine ¦ Drifters - 56
222 ¦ Hepcat Boogie ¦ Fletcher Hanna with Red "Joe" Raynor and His Ozark Playboys - 56
223 ¦ Up On The Mountain ¦ Magnificents - 56
224 ¦ Jingle Bell Rock ¦ Bobby Helms - 57
225 ¦ Upside Your Head ¦ Buddy & Ella Johnson - 55
226 ¦ The Sounds Of Silence ¦ Simon & Garfunkel - 65
227 ¦ Think ¦ Jimmy McCracklin - 65
228 ¦ Madison Blues ¦ Elmore James - 60
229 ¦ My Girl Josephine ¦ Fats Domino - 60
230 ¦ Real Gone Lover ¦ Smiley Lewis - 55
231 ¦ Finger Poppin' Time ¦ Hank Ballard and the Midnighters - 60
232 ¦ Sunday Kind Of Love ¦ Harptones - 53
233 ¦ One Kiss ¦ Robins - 55
234 ¦ If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin') ¦ Bullmoose Jackson - 55
235 ¦ Bells In My Heart ¦ Spiders - 55
236 ¦ The Cheater ¦ Jimmy McCracklin - 54
237 ¦ I Used To Cry Mercy, Mercy ¦ Lamplighters - 54
238 ¦ Dust My Broom (Live) ¦ Howlin' Wolf - 66
239 ¦ Sincerely ¦ Moonglows - 54
240 ¦ Hearts Of Stone ¦ Jewels - 54
241 ¦ Buick 59 ¦ Medallions - 54
242 ¦ Dead Man Stroll ¦ Revels - 59
243 ¦ Baby It's You ¦ Spaniels - 53
244 ¦ Mr. Highway Man (alternate) ¦ Howlin' Wolf - 52
245 ¦ I'd Be Satisfied ¦ Dominoes - 52
246 ¦ Let's Do The Cha Cha ¦ Magnificents - 60
247 ¦ Women And Cadillacs ¦ Night Riders - 54
248 ¦ It Won't Be Long ¦ Beatles - 63
249 ¦ Wang Dang Doodle ¦ Koko Taylor - 66
250 ¦ Suddenly There's A Valley ¦ Drifters - 60
251 ¦ Catch The Wind (LP version) ¦ Donovan - 65
252 ¦ Sweet Cherry Wine ¦ Tommy James and the Shondells - 69
253 ¦ Papa's Got A Brand New Bag ¦ James Brown - 65
254 ¦ A Hard Day's Night ¦ Beatles - 64
255 ¦ Lonely No More ¦ Little Milton - 61
256 ¦ Pony Time ¦ Chubby Checker - 61
257 ¦ Can't Get Enough ¦ Bad Company - 74
258 ¦ Who Do You Love ¦ George Thorogood - 78
259 ¦ All Day And All Of The Night ¦ Kinks - 64
260 ¦ Get Off Of My Cloud ¦ Rolling Stones - 65
261 ¦ Before You Accuse Me ¦ Creedence Clearwater Revival - 70
262 ¦ Westbound # 9 ¦ Flaming Ember - 70
263 ¦ The Walk ¦ Inmates - 79
264 ¦ Beautician Blues ¦ B.B. King - 64
265 ¦ I Pity The Fool ¦ Bobby "Blue" Bland - 61
266 ¦ Proud Mary ¦ Creedence Clearwater Revival - 69
267 ¦ Move It On Over ¦ George Thorogood - 78
268 ¦ Red Hot ¦ Robert Gordon with Link Wray - 77
269 ¦ It's All Over Now ¦ Rolling Stones - 64
270 ¦ Hung Down Head ¦ Lowell Fulson - 61
271 ¦ The South's Gonna Do It ¦ Charlie Daniels Band - 74
272 ¦ Ain't Doing Too Bad ¦ Bobby "Blue" Bland - 64
273 ¦ Respect ¦ Aretha Franklin - 67
274 ¦ Heart Of Stone ¦ Rolling Stones - 64
275 ¦ Come Together ¦ Beatles - 69
276 ¦ Sweet Rockin' Mama ¦ Hi-Tombs - 60
277 ¦ Running Scared ¦ Roy Orbison - 61
278 ¦ We're Gonna Make It ¦ Little Milton - 65
279 ¦ Midnight Confessions ¦ Grass Roots - 68
280 ¦ Second Line ¦ Huey & Curley - 63
281 ¦ Little Deuce Coupe ¦ Beach Boys - 63
282 ¦ Got A Job ¦ Miracles - 58
283 ¦ Lonely Teardrops ¦ Jackie Wilson - 58
284 ¦ Yakety Yak ¦ Coasters - 58
285 ¦ Red Hot ¦ Billy Riley - 57
286 ¦ True Fine Mama ¦ Little Richard - 57
287 ¦ Miss Ann ¦ Little Richard - 57
288 ¦ Oh Boy! ¦ Crickets - 57
289 ¦ Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do ¦ Elvis Presley - 57
290 ¦ Jailhouse Rock ¦ Elvis Presley - 57
291 ¦ Mambo Santa Mambo ¦ Enchanters - 57
292 ¦ Whole Lotta Lovin' ¦ Fats Domino - 58
293 ¦ Send Me Some Lovin' ¦ Little Richard - 57
294 ¦ It Hurts Me Too ¦ Elmore James - 57
295 ¦ Farther Up The Road ¦ Bobby "Blue" Bland - 57
296 ¦ Too Much ¦ Elvis Presley - 57
297 ¦ Just Because ¦ Lloyd Price - 57
298 ¦ One Sided Love Affair ¦ Elvis Presley - 56
299 ¦ I Walk The Line ¦ Johnny Cash - 56
300 ¦ Ain't It A Shame ¦ Fats Domino - 55

301 ¦ All Around The World ¦ Little Willie John - 55
302 ¦ You Didn't Learn It At Home ¦ "5" Royales - 55
303 ¦ You Baby You ¦ Cleftones - 55
304 ¦ Morning, Noon And Night ¦ Joe Turner - 55
305 ¦ Burning The Wind ¦ Billy Wallace - 56
306 ¦ You Nearly Lose Your Mind ¦ Roy Moss - 55
307 ¦ I'm A Man ¦ Bo Diddley - 55
308 ¦ Smoky Places ¦ Corsairs - 61
309 ¦ Surfin' U.S.A. ¦ Beach Boys - 63
310 ¦ Money Honey (Live) ¦ Elvis Presley - 56
311 ¦ It's My Life ¦ Animals - 65
312 ¦ Crystal Blue Persuasion ¦ Tommy James and the Shondells - 68
313 ¦ Whole Lotta Love ¦ Led Zeppelin - 69
314 ¦ Sunshine Of Your Love ¦ Cream - 67
315 ¦ I Hear You Knocking ¦ Smiley Lewis - 55
316 ¦ Let's Live For Today ¦ Grass Roots - 67
317 ¦ Shotgun ¦ Jr. Walker and the All-Stars - 65
318 ¦ There Is ¦ Dells - 67
319 ¦ Got To Get You Off My Mind ¦ Solomon Burke - 65
320 ¦ Git To Gittin' Baby ¦ Wynonie Harris - 55
321 ¦ Mary Lou ¦ Young Jessie - 55
322 ¦ Heaven And Paradise ¦ Don Julian and the Meadowlarks - 55
323 ¦ Smokey Joe's Cafe ¦ Robins - 55
324 ¦ Baby, Let's Make Some Love ¦ Penguins - 55
325 ¦ Feel So Good ¦ Five Thrills - 53
326 ¦ Please Don't Go ¦ Floyd Dixon - 53
327 ¦ How Would You Know ¦ Robins - 53
328 ¦ If I Can't Have You ¦ Flamingos - 53
329 ¦ TV Mama ¦ Joe Turner - 53
330 ¦ Your Baby Blue Eyes ¦ Johnny Burnette Trio - 56
331 ¦ When It's Love Time ¦ Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry - 56
332 ¦ I Ain't Got You ¦ Billy Boy - 56
333 ¦ Let's You And I Go Steady ¦ Pearls - 56
334 ¦ Let The Good Times Roll ¦ Shirley & Lee - 56
335 ¦ Jungle Juice ¦ Sticks McGhee - 53
336 ¦ Oh But She Did ¦ El Capris - 56
337 ¦ Draggin' The Line ¦ Tommy James - 70
338 ¦ Jambalaya ¦ Blue Ridge Rangers - 72
339 ¦ Ooby Dooby ¦ Creedence Clearwater Revival - 70
340 ¦ Brown Sugar ¦ Rolling Stones - 71
341 ¦ Like A Rolling Stone ¦ Bob Dylan - 65
342 ¦ Ticket To Ride ¦ Beatles - 65
343 ¦ Glad All Over ¦ Dave Clark 5 - 63
344 ¦ Hello Goodbye ¦ Beatles - 67
345 ¦ Psychotic Reaction ¦ Count Five - 66
346 ¦ She Loves You ¦ Beatles - 63
347 ¦ Eight Days A Week ¦ Beatles - 64
348 ¦ Get Ready ¦ Rare Earth - 69
349 ¦ Ain't Too Proud To Beg ¦ Temptations - 66
350 ¦ I Get Around ¦ Beach Boys - 64
351 ¦ Louie Louie ¦ Kingmen - 63
352 ¦ Having A Good Time ¦ Huey "Piano" Smith and the Clowns - 58
353 ¦ Riot In Cell Block # 9 ¦ Robins - 54
354 ¦ Gloria ¦ Cadillacs - 54
355 ¦ Hearts Of Stone ¦ Charms - 54
356 ¦ What'd I Say ¦ Ray Charles - 59
357 ¦ (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction ¦ Rolling Stones - 65
358 ¦ Bits And Pieces ¦ Dave Clark 5 - 64
359 ¦ God Only Knows ¦ Capris - 54
360 ¦ Real Gone Mama ¦ Moonglows - 54
361 ¦ Rooster Blues ¦ Lightnin' Slim - 59
362 ¦ Good Rockin' Man ¦ Roy Brown - 51
363 ¦ Three O'Clock Blues ¦ B.B. King - 51
364 ¦ Shouldn't I Know ¦ Cardinals - 51
365 ¦ The Deacon Moves In ¦ Little Esther & the Dominoes - 51
366 ¦ Blue Velvet ¦ Clovers - 55
367 ¦ It's A Man Down There ¦ G.L. Crockett - 65
368 ¦ When You Walk In The Room ¦ Searchers - 64
369 ¦ Will You Love Me ¦ Marvin & Johnny - 55
370 ¦ Drunk Drunk Drunk ¦ Kidds - 55
371 ¦ Baby Let's Play House ¦ Elvis Presley - 55
372 ¦ High Low Jack ¦ Buddy Lucas - 54
373 ¦ What's Going On ¦ Marvin Gaye - 71
374 ¦ Penny Lane ¦ Elvis Costello - 10
375 ¦ Little Chickie Wah Wah ¦ Huey & Jerry - 58
376 ¦ Nowhere Man ¦ Beatles - 65
377 ¦ Monday, Monday ¦ Mamas & Papas - 66
378 ¦ Southern Country Boy ¦ Carter Brothers - 65
379 ¦ Can't You See That She's Mine ¦ Dave Clark 5 - 64
380 ¦ Penny Lane ¦ Beatles - 67
381 ¦ C.C. Rider ¦ Chuck Willis - 57
382 ¦ Johnny B. Goode ¦ Chuck Berry - 58
383 ¦ Doggin' Around ¦ Jackie Wilson - 60
384 ¦ Nine Pound Steel ¦ Joe Simon - 67
385 ¦ I Know It's Hard But It's Fair ¦ "5" Royales - 59
386 ¦ I Heard It Through The Grapevine ¦ Gladys Knight and the Pips - 67
387 ¦ Hound Dog ¦ Big Mama Thornton - 63
388 ¦ Give It Up ¦ Midnighters - 54
389 ¦ Crying In The Chapel ¦ Orioles - 53
390 ¦ Move It On Over ¦ Hank Williams - 47
391 ¦ Kiss Me ¦ Marvin & Johnny - 54
392 ¦ Rock This Town ¦ Stray Cats - 81
393 ¦ 219 Train ¦ Moonglows - 54
394 ¦ Only The Strong Survive ¦ Jerry Butler - 68
395 ¦ Israelites ¦ Desmond Dekker and the Aces - 68
396 ¦ The Last Of The Good Rocking Men ¦ Four Jacks - 52
397 ¦ Beside You ¦ Swallows - 52
398 ¦ Red Sails In The Sunset ¦ Five Keys - 52
399 ¦ I Ain't Got You ¦Yardbirds - 64
400 ¦ I Can't Explain ¦ The Who - 65

401 ¦ Beauty Is Only Skin Deep ¦ Temptations - 66
402 ¦ 96 Tears ¦ ? and the Mysterians - 66
403 ¦ Tell Me How ¦ Crickets - 57
404 ¦ Blitzkrieg Bop ¦ Ramones - 76
405 ¦ WPLJ ¦ Four Deuces - 55
406 ¦ Let The Good Times Roll ¦ Ray Charles - 59
407 ¦ Rock And Roll Deacon ¦ Screamin' Joe Neal - 56
408 ¦ If Teardrops Were Kisses ¦ Robins - 55
409 ¦ Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On ¦ Big Maybelle - 55
410 ¦ Yours Truly ¦ Pee Wee Crayton - 55
411 ¦ Cocksucker's Ball ¦ Clovers - 73
412 ¦ Pump It Up ¦ Elvis Costello - 78
413 ¦ Give It To Me - ¦ J. Geils Band - 73
414 ¦ I Can't Lose With The Stuff I Use ¦ Lester Williams - 52
415 ¦ Earth Angel ¦ Penguins - 54
416 ¦ Jump Children ¦ Flamingos - 54
417 ¦ Woman Love ¦ Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps - 56
418 ¦ Just A Little Walk ¦ Bobby Marchan - 53
419 ¦ Get It Off Your Mind ¦ Robins - 53
420 ¦ You're Back With Me (The Angels Sang) ¦ Solitaires - 56
421 ¦ Pride And Joy ¦ Stevie Ray Vaughan - 83
422 ¦ (Night Time Is) The Right Time ¦ Ray Charles - 58
423 ¦ Kicks ¦ Paul Revere and the Raiders - 66
424 ¦ Rock The Joint ¦ Bill Haley with the Saddlemen - 52
425 ¦ It's A Shame ¦ Spinners - 70
426 ¦ Booted ¦ Rosco Gordon - 51
427 ¦ I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry ¦ Hank Williams - 49
428 ¦ Choo-Choo-Ch' Boogie ¦ Louis Jordan - 46
429 ¦ Midgie ¦ Jack Scott - 58
430 ¦ Who's Been Talking ¦ Howlin' Wolf - 60
431 ¦ Have I The Right ¦ Honeycombs - 64
432 ¦ Surf City ¦ Jan & Dean - 63
433 ¦ All My Loving ¦ Beatles - 63
434 ¦ I Hear You Knockin' ¦ Fats Domino - 61
435 ¦ Green Onions ¦ Booker T. & MG's - 62
436 ¦ Lucille ¦ Little Richard - 57
437 ¦ The Last Time ¦ Rolling Stones - 65
438 ¦ Maybellene ¦ Chuck Berry - 55
439 ¦ My Baby Left Me ¦ Elvis Presley - 56
440 ¦ When You Dance ¦ Turbans - 55
441 ¦ So Long ¦ Fats Domino - 56
442 ¦ Sh-Boom ¦ Chords - 54
443 ¦ Gee ¦ Crows - 53
444 ¦ Singing The Blues ¦ Guy Mitchell - 56
445 ¦ Tweedle Dee ¦ LaVern Baker - 54
446 ¦ White Christmas ¦ Drifters - 54
447 ¦ What Am I Living For ¦ Chuck Willis - 58
448 ¦ Crimson And Clover ¦ Tommy James and the Shondells - 68
449 ¦ Rose Mary ¦ Fats Domino - 53
450 ¦ Please Come Home For Christmas ¦ Charles Brown - 60
451 ¦ Boogie Woogie Blue Plate ¦ Louis Jordan - 47
452 ¦ Lovin' Machine ¦ Wynonie Harris - 51
453 ¦ Rock Around The Clock ¦ Bill Haley and His Comets - 54
454 ¦ There You Go ¦ Clyde McPhatter (Drifters) - 59
455 ¦ What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) ¦ Jr. Walker & All-Stars - 69
456 ¦ Saturday Night Fish Fry ¦ Louis Jordan - 49
457 ¦ Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee ¦ Sticks McGhee - 49
458 ¦ Mind Your Own Business ¦ Hank Williams - 49
459 ¦ Oke-She-Moke-She-Pop ¦ Joe Turner - 53
460 ¦ Gimme Some Lovin' ¦ Spencer Davis Group - 66
461 ¦ Fool, Fool, Fool ¦ Clovers - 51
462 ¦ My Blue Heaven ¦ Fats Domino - 56
463 ¦ Be My Guest ¦ Fats Domino - 59
464 ¦ Jumping At The Dew Drop ¦ Ivory Joe Hunter - 50
465 ¦ Don't Be Cruel ¦ Elvis Presley - 56
466 ¦ You Make Me Real ¦ Doors - 70
467 ¦ All By Myself ¦ Fats Domino - 55
468 ¦ Madison Blues ¦ George Thorogood - 77
469 ¦ Ting-A-Ling ¦ Clovers - 52
470 ¦ Baby, You're Right ¦ James Brown - 60
471 ¦ She's Not Just Another Woman ¦ 8th Day - 71
472 ¦ Cool Water ¦ Four Tunes - 50
473 ¦ Nobody's Lonesome For Me ¦ Hank Williams - 50
474 ¦ Beyond The Sea ¦ Bobby Darin - 59
475 ¦ (Hep Hep) The Jumpin' Jive ¦ Cab Calloway - 39
476 ¦ Too Much Monkey Business ¦ Chuck Berry - 56
477 ¦ My Back Pages ¦ Byrds - 67
478 ¦ Hot Fun In The Summertime ¦ Sly and the Family Stone - 69
479 ¦ Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop ¦ Lionel Hampton - 46
480 ¦ Good Lovin' ¦ Young Rascals - 66
481 ¦ Don't Knock ¦ Spiders - 61
482 ¦ That's All Right ¦ Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup - 47
483 ¦ Jammin' Down In Town ¦ Ivory Joe Hunter - 47
484 ¦ Why Do Fools Fall In Love ¦ Frankie Lymon & Teenagers - 55
485 ¦ Speedoo ¦ Cadillacs - 55
486 ¦ Honey Don't ¦ Carl Perkins - 56
487 ¦ Just Because ¦ Elvis Presley - 56
488 ¦ The Woo Woo Train ¦ Valentines - 56
489 ¦ Organ Grinder's Swing ¦ Mills Brothers - 37
490 ¦ Waiting For A Train ¦ Jimmie Rodgers - 29
491 ¦ Look At That Cadillac ¦ Stray Cats - 83
492 ¦ Baby, We're Really In Love ¦ Hank Williams - 51
493 ¦ Stranded In The Jungle ¦ Cadets - 56
494 ¦ Shticks And Stones ¦ Allan Sherman - 62
495 ¦ I Believe ¦ Elmore James - 52
496 ¦ Dancing With Myself ¦ Generation X (Billy Idol) - 80
497 ¦ My Bucket's Got A Hole In It ¦ Hank Williams - 49
498 ¦ Race With The Devil ¦ Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps - 56
499 ¦ Honky Tonky ¦ Drifters - 60
500 ¦ Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby ¦ Carl Perkins - 57

501 ¦ A White Sport Coat ¦ Marty Robbins - 57
502 ¦ Get It ¦ Royals - 53
503 ¦ Caldonia's Party ¦ Smiley Lewis - 53
504 ¦ That's All Right ¦ Elvis Presley - 54
505 ¦ Don't Stop Dan ¦ Checkers - 54
506 ¦ Honey Love ¦ Drifters - 54
507 ¦ Come Back My Love ¦ Cardinals - 55
508 ¦ Ain't That Love ¦ Brenda Lee - 57
509 ¦ Bring It To Jerome (unedited version) ¦ Bo Diddley - 55
510 ¦ Ball The Wall ¦ Professor Longhair - 53
511 ¦ You've Been Fooling Around ¦ Checkers - 54
512 ¦ Rock Billy Boogie ¦ Johnny Burnette Trio - 56
513 ¦ A Big Hunk O' Love ¦ Elvis Presley - 59
514 ¦ I Never Felt Like This ¦ Jack Scott - 59
515 ¦ Dance To The Bop ¦ Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps - 57
516 ¦ Susie Q ¦ Dale Hawkins - 57
517 ¦ Married Woman ¦ Joe Turner - 54
518 ¦ You Can Do No Wrong ¦ Carl Perkins - 57
519 ¦ Evil Is Goin' On ¦ Howlin' Wolf - 54
520 ¦ Say! Boss Man ¦ Bo Diddley - 57
521 ¦ Wake Up Little Susie ¦ Everly Brothers - 57
522 ¦ That Is Rock And Roll ¦ Coasters - 59
523 ¦ Respect ¦ Otis Redding - 65
524 ¦ Don't Shout At Me, Daddy ¦ Buddy & Ella Johnson - 58
525 ¦ Baby What You Want Me To Do ¦ Jimmy Reed - 59
526 ¦ I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive ¦ Hank Williams - 52
527 ¦ Life Is But A Dream ¦ Harptones - 55
528 ¦ That's What You're Doing To Me ¦ Dominoes - 52
529 ¦ Sexy Ways ¦ Midnighters - 54
530 ¦ Serve Another Round ¦ Five Keys - 52
531 ¦ Baby Don't Do It ¦ "5" Royales - 52
532 ¦ Eternally ¦ Swallows - 51
533 ¦ Don't Let Go ¦ Roy Hamilton - 57
534 ¦ So Glad You're Mine ¦ Elvis Presley - 56
535 ¦ Party Doll ¦ Buddy Knox - 56
536 ¦ Whole Lotta Lovin' ¦ B.B. King - 54
537 ¦ It Should've Been Me ¦ Ray Charles - 54
538 ¦ Hey Senorita ¦ Penguins - 54
539 ¦ Love Don't Love Nobody ¦ Roy Brown - 50
540 ¦ Crazy Crazy Crazy ¦ "5" Royales - 53
541 ¦ Just In From Texas ¦ Rosco Gordon - 53
542 ¦ Crawdad Hole ¦ Joe Turner - 53
543 ¦ Crawlin' ¦ Clovers - 53
544 ¦ Rock Mr. Blues ¦ Wynonie Harris - 50
545 ¦ Bon Ton Roula ¦ Clarence Garlow - 50
546 ¦ It's So Peaceful ¦ Smiley Lewis - 52
547 ¦ Witchcraft ¦ Spiders - 55
548 ¦ Goin' Home ¦ Fats Domino - 52
549 ¦ Warm Your Heart ¦ Drifters - 54
550 ¦ Down The Road ¦ Smiley Lewis - 54
551 ¦ Mardi Gras In New Orleans ¦ Professor Longhair - 50
552 ¦ Carnival Day ¦ Dave Bartholomew - 50
553 ¦ Hide And Seek ¦ Joe Turner - 55
554 ¦ Wild Wild World ¦ Dale Hawkins - 58
555 ¦ Heartbreak Hotel ¦ Elvis Presley - 56
556 ¦ Think It Over ¦ Crickets - 58
557 ¦ Baby ¦ Little Richard - 57
558 ¦ Lily Maebelle ¦ Valentines - 55
559 ¦ Goodnite, Sweetheart, Goodnite ¦ Spaniels - 54
560 ¦ Please, Please, Please ¦ James Brown and the Famous Flames - 56
561 ¦ Jump With You Baby ¦ B.B. King - 55
562 ¦ See You Soon, Baboon ¦ Dale Hawkins - 56
563 ¦ The Closer You Are ¦ Channels - 56
564 ¦ You've Got Me Dizzy ¦ Jimmy Reed - 56
565 ¦ Cool Love ¦ Wanda Jackson - 57
566 ¦ The Girl Can't Help It ¦ Little Richard - 56
567 ¦ Let The Doorbell Ring ¦ Champion Jack Dupree - 55
568 ¦ Don't Start Me Talkin' ¦ Sonny Boy Williamson - 55
569 ¦ Mardi Gras Mambo ¦ Hawketts - 55
570 ¦ Chocko Mo Feendo Hay ¦ Danny Barker - ??
571 ¦ Don't Ask Me (To Be Lonely) ¦ Dubs - 57
572 ¦ Come On Let's Go ¦ Ritchie Valens - 58
573 ¦ Little Saint Nick ¦ Beach Boys - 63
574 ¦ Trickle, Trickle ¦ Videos - 58
575 ¦ A Rockin' Good Way ¦ Brook Benton & Dinah Washington - 60
576 ¦ Hit That Jive Jack ¦ Boyd Bennett and the Rockets - 56
577 ¦ Ain't Got The Money ¦ Mello Harps - 55
578 ¦ Stormy Weather ¦ Spaniels - 58
579 ¦ Ain't Got No Home ¦ Clarence "Frogman" Henry - 56
580 ¦ Down In Mexico ¦ Coasters - 56
581 ¦ You Upset Me Baby ¦ B.B. King - 54
582 ¦ Zoom, Zoom, Zoom ¦ Collegians - 58
583 ¦ Who Do You Love ¦ Bo Diddley - 56
584 ¦ Little School Girl ¦ Fats Domino - 54
585 ¦ Little Girl Of Mine ¦ Cleftones - 56
586 ¦ Should We Tell Him ¦ Everly Brothers - 58
587 ¦ l've Got A Woman ¦ Ray Charles - 54
588 ¦ Don't Touch My Head ¦ J.B. Lenoir - 57
589 ¦ C'mon Everybody ¦ Eddie Cochran - 58
590 ¦ That's Right ¦ Carl Perkins - 57
591 ¦ Ti-Ri-Lee ¦ Joe Turner - 55
592 ¦ Rave On ¦ Buddy Holly - 58
593 ¦ In The Morning Time ¦ Clovers - 55
594 ¦ Your True Love ¦ Carl Perkins - 57
595 ¦ Tick Tock ¦ Marvin & Johnny - 54
596 ¦ Milkcow Blues Boogie ¦ Elvis Presley - 55
597 ¦ Don't Want No Woman ¦ Bobby "Blue" Bland - 57
598 ¦ Saturday Night Daddy ¦ Little Esther - 52
599 ¦ l've Got The Last Laugh Now ¦ Roy Brown - 52
600 ¦ I'm Lookin' For Someone To Love ¦ Crickets - 57

601 ¦ Git With The Grits ¦ Wynonie Harris - 55
602 ¦ Please Please Me ¦ Beatles - 63
603 ¦ Come On Baby ¦ Andre Williams - 57
604 ¦ Big Boy Pete ¦ Olympics - 60
605 ¦ Poison Ivy ¦ Two Crows & Diggers (Willie Egan) - 55
606 ¦ Surfer Girl ¦ Beach Boys - 63
607 ¦ Bumpity Bump ¦ Smiley Lewis - 55
608 ¦ Blue Christmas ¦ Elvis Presley - 57
609 ¦ I Am A Rock ¦ Simon & Garfunkel - 66
610 ¦ I Wanna Know ¦ Lamplighters - 54
611 ¦ Every Hour ¦ Little Richard - 51
612 ¦ Short Fat Fannie ¦ Larry Williams - 57
613 ¦ Tennessee Toddy ¦ Marty Robbins - 55
614 ¦ Heart And Soul ¦ Four Buddies - 51
615 ¦ Night And Day ¦ Jimmy McCracklin - 54
616 ¦ Get A Job ¦ Silhouettes - 57
617 ¦ Morse Code ¦ Don Woody - 56
618 ¦ Fujiama Mama ¦ Wanda Jackson - 57
619 ¦ Not Fade Away ¦ Crickets - 57
620 ¦ La-La ¦ Fats Domino - 55
621 ¦ Knockin' Blues ¦ Tiny Bradshaw - 51
622 ¦ A Lover's Question ¦ Clyde McPhatter - 58
623 ¦ I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You) ¦ Hank Williams - 51
624 ¦ Sopping Molasses ¦ Buddy Lucas - 51
625 ¦ Love's Made A Fool Of You ¦ Crickets - 59
626 ¦ I Got Loaded ¦ Peppermint Harris - 51
627 ¦ Get Rich Quick ¦ Little Richard - 52
628 ¦ The Mojo ¦ J.B. Lenoir - 53
629 ¦ ('Til) I Kissed You ¦ Everly Brothers - 59
630 ¦ Old McDonald ¦ Five Keys - 51
631 ¦ My God Is Real ¦ Prisonaires - 53
632 ¦ I Ain't Gonna Waste My Time ¦ Wiley Barkdull - 58
633 ¦ That's How I Feel About You ¦ Buddy & Ella Johnson - 53
634 ¦ Don't Mess With My Man ¦ Irma Thomas - 59
635 ¦ Treat Me Nice ¦ Elvis Presley - 57
636 ¦ I'm Ready (undubbed) ¦ Fats Domino - 59
637 ¦ Black Slacks ¦ Joe Bennett and the Sparkletones - 57
638 ¦ Walking Along ¦ Solitaires - 57
639 ¦ I'm Not Too Young To Fall In Love ¦ Lewis Lymon and the Teenchords - 57
640 ¦ Whispers ¦ Jackie Wilson - 66
641 ¦ Laundromat Blues ¦ "5" Royales - 53
642 ¦ 5-10-15 Hours ¦ Ruth Brown - 52
643 ¦ Drunk Again ¦ Champion Jack Dupree - 54
644 ¦ You Cash Ain't Nothin' But Trash ¦ Clovers - 54
645 ¦ Double Crossin' Liquor ¦ Sticks McGhee - 55
646 ¦ I'm To Blame ¦ Jimmy McCracklin - 58
647 ¦ My Juanita ¦ Crests - 57
648 ¦ Hey Hey Hey Hey ¦ Little Richard - 58
649 ¦ See Saw ¦ Moonglows - 56
650 ¦ Rockin' Rollin' Stone ¦ Andy Starr - 56
651 ¦ Good Rockin' Daddy ¦ Etta James - 55
652 ¦ Blue Suede Shoes ¦ Elvis Presley - 56
653 ¦ Whadaya Want ¦ Robins - 55
654 ¦ Fannie Mae ¦ Buster Brown - 59
655 ¦ Sit Down Baby ¦ Otis Rush - 56
656 ¦ Diggin' The Boogie ¦ Roy Hall - 56
657 ¦ Seven Nights To Rock ¦ Moon Mullican - 56
658 ¦ Three Alley Cats ¦ Roy Hall - 56
659 ¦ A Whiter Shade Of Pale ¦ Procol Harum - 67
660 ¦ Honky Tonkin' ¦ Hank Williams - 48
661 ¦ Send For Me ¦ Big Maybelle - 53
662 ¦ Going To The River ¦ Fats Domino - 53
663 ¦ Mean Woman Blues ¦ Elvis Presley - 57
664 ¦ My Baby Dearest Darling ¦ Charms - 54
665 ¦ Poison Ivy ¦ Willie Mabon - 54
666 ¦ The Ice Man ¦ Dave Bartholomew - 54
667 ¦ Most Of All ¦ Moonglows - 55
668 ¦ Ten Days In Jail ¦ Robins - 53
669 ¦ Ookey Ook ¦ Penguins - 54
670 ¦ The Train Kept A'Rollin' ¦ Tiny Bradshaw - 51
671 ¦ Taxi Blues ¦ Little Richard - 51
672 ¦ That's Your Mistake ¦ Charms - 55
673 ¦ Who Will Be Next ¦ Howlin' Wolf - 55
674 ¦ The Crazy House ¦ Redd Foxx - 57
675 ¦ What's It All About ¦ Little Leo - 55
676 ¦ I'll Turn To Stone ¦ Four Tops - 67
677 ¦ Easter Bunny Boogie ¦ Willie Brown - 51
678 ¦ Thirty Days ¦ Chuck Berry - 55
679 ¦ Slip Away ¦ Clarence Carter - 68
680 ¦ Respectfully Miss Brooks ¦ Marty Robbins - 56
681 ¦ Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad ¦ Wanda Jackson - 56
682 ¦ Good News ¦ Muddy Waters - 57
683 ¦ Hard-Rockin' Daddy ¦ Roy Nixon and the Downbeats - ??
684 ¦ You're Gonna Cry ¦ Spaniels - 57
685 ¦ I'm Walkin' ¦ Fats Domino - 57
686 ¦ Savoy Truffle ¦ Beatles - 68
687 ¦ Is Everything Allright ¦ Little Sonny - 75
688 ¦ Rocky Mountain High ¦ John Denver - 72
689 ¦ You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet ¦ Bachman-Turner Overdrive - 74
690 ¦ Locomotive Breath ¦ Jethro Tull - 71
691 ¦ Touch Me ¦ Doors - 68
692 ¦ Eyesight To The Blind ¦ Sonny Boy Williamson - 51
693 ¦ Hucklebuck With Jimmy ¦ Five Keys - 51
694 ¦ No Blow No Show ¦ Bobby "Blue" Bland - 53
695 ¦ Baby Please Don't Go ¦ Orioles - 51
696 ¦ Family Affair ¦ Sly and the Family Stone - 71
697 ¦ Country Boy ¦ Dave Bartholomew - 49
698 ¦ Pretty Mama Blues ¦ Ivory Joe Hunter - 48
699 ¦ White Christmas ¦ Ravens - 48
700 ¦ Caldonia ¦ Louis Jordan - 45

701 ¦ Hey-Spo-De-O-Dee ¦ Wild Bill Moore - 50
702 ¦ Let's Have A Party ¦ Amos Milburn - 53
703 ¦ Met A Girl On The Corner ¦ Orchids - 55
704 ¦ Mama, Talk To Your Daughter ¦ J.B. Lenoir - 54
705 ¦ 4 X 11 = 44 ¦ Bobby Mitchell and the Toppers - 53
706 ¦ The Bells Ring Out ¦ Spaniels - 53
707 ¦ Chop Chop Boom ¦ Danderliers - 55
708 ¦ The Girl I Love ¦ Cadillacs - 56
709 ¦ Got My Mojo Working ¦ Muddy Waters - 57
710 ¦ Sixteen Tons ¦ Tennessee Ernie Ford - 55
711 ¦ I'm Gonna Make You Love Me ¦ Supremes & Temptations - 68
712 ¦ Tell Me Why ¦ Beatles - 64
713 ¦ Ain't That A Groove ¦ James Brown - 66
714 ¦ Dream Girl ¦ Jesse & Marvin - 52
715 ¦ Shim Sham Shimmy ¦ Champion Jack Dupree - 54
716 ¦ Lovable Lily ¦ Mellows - 55
717 ¦ Sag, Drag And Fall ¦ Sid King and the Five Strings - 55
718 ¦ All I've Gotta Do ¦ Beatles - 63
719 ¦ Come And Get These Memories ¦ Martha and the Vandellas - 63
720 ¦ The One Who Really Loves You ¦ Mary Wells - 62
721 ¦ Pledging My Love ¦ Johnny Ace - 54
722 ¦ My Gal's A Jockey ¦ Joe Turner - 46
723 ¦ Give It To Me Baby ¦ Rick James - 81
724 ¦ Country Boy ¦ Big Tiny Kennedy - 55
725 ¦ Street Fighting Man ¦ Rolling Stones - 68
726 ¦ Along Comes Mary ¦ Association - 66
727 ¦ I'll Be Forever Loving You ¦ El Dorados - 55
728 ¦ With All Your Heart ¦ "5" Royales - 55
729 ¦ Hanky Panky ¦ Tommy James and the Shondells - 64
730 ¦ See You Later Alligator ¦ Bill Haley and His Comets - 55
731 ¦ Since You've Been Gone ¦ Aretha Franklin - 68
732 ¦ Lovey Dovey ¦ Clovers - 54
733 ¦ Cloud Nine ¦ Temptations - 68
734 ¦ Cherry Red Blues ¦ Cootie Williams (Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson) - 44
735 ¦ She Rocks ¦ Cardinals - 52
736 ¦ All She Wants To Do Is Rock ¦ Wynonie Harris - 49
737 ¦ Rain ¦ Beatles - 66
738 ¦ Jumpin' Jack Flash ¦ Rolling Stones - 68
739 ¦ Just My Imagination ¦ Temptations - 71
740 ¦ I Wanna Be Around ¦ Tony Bennett - 62
741 ¦ Cadillac Boogie ¦ Willie Brown - 51
742 ¦ Kansas City ¦ Little Richard - 59
743 ¦ Venus ¦ Shocking Blue - 69
744 ¦ Baby She's Gone ¦ Jack Scott - 57
745 ¦ In The Still Of The Nite ¦ Five Satins - 56
746 ¦ Back In The USA ¦ Chuck Berry - 59
747 ¦ Five Days, Five Days ¦ Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps - 57
748 ¦ Young Blood ¦ Coasters - 57
749 ¦ You Got Me ¦ Bobby "Blue" Bland - 58
750 ¦ Geraldine ¦ Jack Scott - 58
751 ¦ I Wonder Why ¦ Dion and the Belmonts - 58
752 ¦ Ashamed Of Myself ¦ Midnighters - 55
753 ¦ Fools Fall In Love ¦ Drifters - 57
754 ¦ I Hear You Knocking ¦ Dave Edmunds - 70
755 ¦ Magic Carpet Ride ¦ Steppenwolf - 68
756 ¦ I'll Take You There ¦ Staple Singers - 72
757 ¦ Get Up (I Feel Like Being Like A) Sex Machine ¦ James Brown - 70
758 ¦ Rice, Red Beans and Turnip Greens ¦ Tempo Toppers (Little Richard) - 54
759 ¦ Lodi ¦ Creedence Clearwater Revival - 69
760 ¦ Down On The Corner ¦ Creedence Clearwater Revival - 69
761 ¦ Any Day Now ¦ Buddy & Ella Johnson - 54
762 ¦ Honky Tonk Women ¦ Rolling Stones - 69
763 ¦ Thank You (Faletttinme Be Mice Elf Agin) ¦ Sly and the Family Stone - 69
764 ¦ She Felt Too Good ¦ Jimmy McCracklin - 53
765 ¦ I'm Gonna Ruin You ¦ Jimmy Reed - 55
766 ¦ Long John Blues ¦ Dinah Washington - 49
767 ¦ Galveston ¦ Glen Campbell - 69
768 ¦ You Ain't Treatin' Me Right ¦ Mac Curtis - 56
769 ¦ Mean Woman Blues ¦ Warren Phillips and the Rockets - 69
770 ¦ You Gave Me Peace Of Mind ¦ Spaniels - 56
771 ¦ Go Where You Wanna Go ¦ 5th Dimension - 66
772 ¦ (You're My) Soul And Inspiration ¦ Righteous Brothers - 66
773 ¦ You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' ¦ Righteous Brothers - 64
774 ¦ No Particular Place To Go ¦ Chuck Berry - 64
775 ¦ She's Not There ¦ Zombies - 64
776 ¦ Everybody's Rockin' But Me ¦ Jack Turner - 56
777 ¦ Hard Headed Woman ¦ Elvis Presley - 58
778 ¦ Teardrops On My Pillow ¦ Orioles - 53
779 ¦ Honey Chile ¦ Fats Domino - 56
780 ¦ Chonnie-On-Chon ¦ James Brown and the Famous Flames - 56
781 ¦ Church Bells May Ring ¦ Willows - 56
782 ¦ No, No. No. No, No ¦ James Brown and the Famous Flames - 56
783 ¦ Oh Baby ¦ Jesters - 58
784 ¦ Reelin' And Rockin' ¦ Chuck Berry - 58
785 ¦ All Night Long ¦ Du Mauriers - 58
786 ¦ Off The Hook ¦ Rolling Stones - 64
787 ¦ One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer ¦ Amos Milburn - 53
788 ¦ I'll Cry Instead ¦ Beatles - 64
789 ¦ You Never Can Tell ¦ Chuck Berry - 64
790 ¦ I'm Mad ¦ Willie Mabon - 53
791 ¦ Western Movies ¦ Olympics - 58
792 ¦ That's What I'll Do ¦ Shirley & Lee - 56
793 ¦ (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean ¦ Ruth Brown - 53
794 ¦ Ain't It A Shame ¦ Lloyd Price - 53
795 ¦ My Saddest Hour ¦ Five Keys - 53
796 ¦ Where You At ¦ Lloyd Price - 53
797 ¦ Hole In The Wall ¦ Floyd Dixon - 53
798 ¦ Hittin' On Me ¦ Buddy & Ella Johnson - 53
799 ¦ Blueberry Hill ¦ Fats Domino - 56
800 ¦ I Don't Need You ¦ James "Sugarboy" Crawford - 57

801 ¦ Chicken Shack ¦ Amos Milburn - 56
802 ¦ One Night ¦ Elvis Presley - 58
803 ¦ In The Mood ¦ Glenn Miller - 39
804 ¦ Positively 4th Street ¦ Bob Dylan - 65
805 ¦ Gonna Stick To You Baby ¦ Lonesome Sundown - 59
806 ¦ Honey I Ain't Teasin' ¦ Smokey Smothers - 61
807 ¦ It's Too Soon To Know ¦ Orioles - 48
808 ¦ 634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.) ¦ Wilson Pickett - 66
809 ¦ Roll Mr. Jelly ¦ Amos Milburn - 52
810 ¦ Woman's Got Soul ¦ Impressions - 65
811 ¦ Darling How Long ¦ Heartbeats - 56
812 ¦ Ooo Baby Baby ¦ Miracles - 65
813 ¦ Arkansas ¦ Jimmy McCracklin - 65
814 ¦ 5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years Of Love) ¦ Presidents - 70
815 ¦ Eyesight To The Blind ¦ Larks - 51
816 ¦ Nagasaki ¦ Mills Brothers - 34
817 ¦ Baby Let's Play House ¦ Arthur Gunter - 54
818 ¦ Just Like A Woman ¦ Bob Dylan - 66
819 ¦ 19th Nervous Breakdown ¦ Rolling Stones - 66
820 ¦ I Cry Oh ¦ Eddie Bo - 56
821 ¦ There Goes (A Pretty Girl) ¦ Enchanters - 56
822 ¦ No Money ¦ Lil' Son Jackson - 55
823 ¦ Down At Big Mama's House ¦ Rex Hale and the Rhythm Masters - 56
824 ¦ I'm A Long Gone Daddy ¦ Hank Williams - 48
825 ¦ Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens ¦ Louis Jordan - 46
826 ¦ Takin' Care Of Business ¦ Freddy King - 61
827 ¦ I Won't Go On ¦ Muddy Waters - 58
828 ¦ Smokestack Lightnin' ¦ Howlin' Wolf - 56
829 ¦ Dear Lady (Twist) ¦ Gary U.S. Bonds - 61
830 ¦ She Got Low Down ¦ Huey "Piano" Smith and the Clowns - 61
831 ¦ Mardi Gras In New Orleans ¦ Fats Domino - 53
832 ¦ There You Go ¦ Johnny Cash - 56
833 ¦ Honey Bee ¦ Drifters - 61
834 ¦ Good Vibrations ¦ Beach Boys - 66
835 ¦ Dearest ¦ Swallows - 51
836 ¦ Sweet Home Chicago ¦ Little Junior Parker - 58
837 ¦ I Can't Lose ¦ B.B. King - 64
838 ¦ I'll Go Crazy ¦ James Brown and the Famous Flames - 60
839 ¦ Poor Fool ¦ Ike & Tina Turner - 61
840 ¦ Latch On ¦ Cochran Brothers - 56
841 ¦ Ain't That Loving You Baby ¦ Elvis Presley - 64
842 ¦ I Feel That Old Feeling Coming On ¦ James Brown and the Famous Flames - 56
843 ¦ Sunshine Superman ¦ Donovan - 66
844 ¦ Third Man Theme ¦ Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass - 65
845 ¦ Your Way ¦ Heartbeats - 56
846 ¦ Down In Mexico ¦ Nutmegs - 64
847 ¦ The Glory Of Love ¦ Five Keys - 51
848 ¦ How Many More Years ¦ Howlin' Wolf - 51
849 ¦ The Red Rooster ¦ Howlin' Wolf - 61
850 ¦ We Gotta Get Out Of This Place ¦ Animals - 65
851 ¦ Duke Of Earl ¦ Gene Chandler - 61
852 ¦ I've Got You Under My Skin ¦ Frank Sinatra - 56
853 ¦ So Doggone Lonesome ¦ Johnny Cash - 55
854 ¦ King Of The Road ¦ Roger Miller - 65
855 ¦ Pretty Baby Blues ¦ Cardinals - 51
856 ¦ Walking Around In Circles ¦ Spiders - 61
857 ¦ I'm A Believer ¦ Monkees - 66
858 ¦ Green River ¦ Creedence Clearwater Revival - 69
859 ¦ Later Alligator ¦ Bobby Charles - 55
860 ¦ Turn On Your Love Light ¦ Bobby "Blue" Bland - 61
861 ¦ Single Life ¦ Billy Tate - 55
862 ¦ Solitary Man ¦ Neil Diamond - 66
863 ¦ Please Hurry Home ¦ B.B. King - 53
864 ¦ Honky Tonkin' (In Mississippi) ¦ Jimmy Swan - 65
865 ¦ Alimony ¦ Frankie Ford - 59
866 ¦ Tu-ber-cu-lucas and the Sinus Blues ¦ Huey "Piano" Smith and the Clowns - 59
867 ¦ But It's Alright ¦ J.J. Jackson - 66
868 ¦ Drugstore Rock And Roll ¦ Janis Martin - 56
869 ¦ Rock And Roll Ruby ¦ Warren Smith - 56
870 ¦ Hip Shakin' Mama ¦ Jack Cochran - 56
871 ¦ Rockin' Behind The Iron Curtain ¦ Huey "Piano" Smith and the Clowns - 61
872 ¦ Shake, Rattle And Roll / Flip, Flop And Fly (Live Medley) ¦ Elvis Presley - 56
873 ¦ Boogie Woogie Country Girl ¦ Joe Turner - 56
874 ¦ Night Train ¦ James Brown - 62
875 ¦ Love Potion No. 9 ¦ Clovers - 59
876 ¦ Runnin' Wild ¦ Pee Wee Crayton - 55
877 ¦ Hallelujah, I Love Her So (undubbed) ¦ Eddie Cochran - 59
878 ¦ Broken Hearted Melody ¦ Sarah Vaughan - 59
879 ¦ Little Queenie ¦ - Chuck Berry - 59
880 ¦ One Monkey Don't Stop No Show ¦ Big Maybelle - 55
881 ¦ See See Baby ¦ Freddy King - 61
882 ¦ I'm Glad She's Mine ¦ Lonesome Sundown - 61
883 ¦ Don't Start Cryin' Now ¦ Slim Harpo - 61
884 ¦ Quarter To Three ¦ Gary U.S. Bonds - 61
885 ¦ Get With It ¦ Charlie Feathers - 56
886 ¦ Chicago's Just That Way ¦ Little Eddie Boyd - 49
887 ¦ Boogie At Midnight ¦ Roy Brown - 49
888 ¦ Flying Saucer Rock And Roll ¦ Robert Gordon with Link Wray - 77
889 ¦ Grandaddy's Rockin' ¦ Mac Curtis - 56
890 ¦ Everybody's Loving My Baby ¦ Charlie Feathers - 56
891 ¦ Sleigh Ride ¦ Ronettes - 63
892 ¦ A Thousand Miles Away ¦ Heartbeats - 56
893 ¦ Jamaica Farewell (single version) ¦ Harry Belafonte - 56
894 ¦ Who ¦ Little Walter - 56
895 ¦ Honky Tonk (part 2) ¦ Bill Doggett - 56
896 ¦ I Promise To Remember ¦ Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers - 56
897 ¦ Don't Be Gone Long ¦ Bob Doss - 56
898 ¦ Red Headed Woman ¦ Sonny Burgess - 56
899 ¦ Fish Tail Blues ¦ Wynonie Harris - 55
900 ¦ I Ain't Gettin' Caught ¦ "5" Royales - 55

901 ¦ Crazy Arms ¦ Jerry Lee Lewis - 56
902 ¦ Rock, Granny, Roll ¦ Midnighters - 56
903 ¦ So Mean To Me ¦ Little Milton - 61
904 ¦ Soothe Me ¦ Sims Twins - 61
905 ¦ Last Night ¦ Mar-Keys - 61
906 ¦ Hit The Road Jack ¦ Ray Charles - 61
907 ¦ Needles And Pins ¦ Searchers - 64
908 ¦ Fun, Fun, Fun ¦ Beach Boys - 64
909 ¦ That's The Way To Treat Your Woman ¦ Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson - 57
910 ¦ Next Time You See Me ¦ Little Junior Parker - 57
911 ¦ Walkin' After Midnight ¦ Patsy Cline - 57
912 ¦ It Hurts To Be In Love ¦ Gene Pitney - 64
913 ¦ Everyone's Laughing ¦ Spaniels - 57
914 ¦ Why Do You Have To Go ¦ Dells - 57
915 ¦ Coming Home ¦ Elmore James - 57
916 ¦ Twenty Flight Rock ¦ Eddie Cochran - 57
917 ¦ Ruby Baby ¦ Drifters - 56
918 ¦ Crying ¦ Roy Orbison - 61
919 ¦ Te-Ta-Te-Ta-Ta ¦ Ernie K-Doe - 61
920 ¦ Honey Bop ¦ Wanda Jackson - 58
921 ¦ Moaning For My Baby ¦ Howlin' Wolf - 58
922 ¦ Ooh! My Soul ¦ Little Richard - 58
923 ¦ Sweet Jelly Roll ¦ Jessie Hill - 61
924 ¦ Jambalaya ¦ Fats Domino - 61
925 ¦ Time Of The Season ¦ Zombies - 68
926 ¦ Teardrops On Your Letter ¦ Hank Ballard and the Midnighters - 58
927 ¦ High Blood Pressure ¦ Huey "Piano" Smith and the Clowns - 58
928 ¦ Jackson Dog ¦ Larry Brinkley - 62
929 ¦ Stormy Monday Blues ¦ Bobby "Blue" Bland - 62
930 ¦ Bring It On Home To Me ¦ Sam Cooke - 62
931 ¦ Pretty Mama ¦ Marty Robbins - 55
932 ¦ Move Baby Move ¦ Billy Emerson - 55
933 ¦ The Wallflower ¦ Etta James - 55
934 ¦ Your Cheatin' Heart ¦ Hank Williams - 53
935 ¦ Well I Done Got Over It ¦ Guitar Slim - 53
936 ¦ Mean Mistreatin' Baby ¦ Billy Wallace - 56
937 ¦ Don't Fool With Lizzie ¦ Whispers - 55
938 ¦ Turtle Dovin' ¦ Coasters - 56
939 ¦ Blue Days, Black Nights ¦ Buddy Holly - 56
940 ¦ Daddy Rockin' Strong ¦ Diablos - 55
941 ¦ Crazy For You ¦ Heartbeats - 55
942 ¦ Smack Dab In The Middle ¦ Charlie Calhoun - 55
943 ¦ Seventeen ¦ Boyd Bennett and the Rockets - 55
944 ¦ The Deacon Don't Like It ¦ Wynonie Harris - 53
945 ¦ Rocking On Sunday Night ¦ Treniers - 52
946 ¦ Take All Of Me ¦ "5" Royales - 52
947 ¦ I Got To Know ¦ "5" Royales - 60
948 ¦ Back Door Man ¦ Howlin' Wolf - 60
949 ¦ Sugar Bee ¦ Cleveland Crochet - 60
950 ¦ Hush-A-Meca ¦ Casanovas - 55
951 ¦ (I Wanna) Love My Life Away ¦ Gene Pitney - 60
952 ¦ Blue Angel ¦ Roy Orbison - 60
953 ¦ He Will Break Your Heart ¦ Jerry Butler - 60
954 ¦ Crazy Loving (Stay With Me) ¦ Midnighters - 54
955 ¦ Framed ¦ Robins - 54
956 ¦ Blue Valentine ¦ Solitaires - 54
957 ¦ Don't Drop It ¦ Wilbert Harrison - 54
958 ¦ I Held My Baby Last Night ¦ Elmore James - 52
959 ¦ Steet Walkin' Woman ¦ T-Bone Walker - 52
960 ¦ Lillie Mae ¦ Smiley Lewis - 52
961 ¦ Play It Cool ¦ Spaniels - 54
962 ¦ California Dreamin' ¦ Mamas and Papas - 65
963 ¦ Subterranean Homesick Blues ¦ Bob Dylan - 65
964 ¦ The Walkin' Blues ¦ Jesse Powell (Fluffy Hunter) - 52
965 ¦ One Monkey Don't Stop The Show ¦ Sticks McGhee - 51
966 ¦ Will You Be Mine ¦ Swallows - 51
967 ¦ She's Dynamite ¦ Tampa Red - 51
968 ¦ The Bump ¦ Cardinals - 52
969 ¦ No More Doggin' ¦ Rosco Gordon - 52
970 ¦ Moments Like This ¦ Baltineers - 56
971 ¦ Let's Get High ¦ Rosco Gordon - 56
972 ¦ Wear Your Black Dress ¦ Willie Egan - 56
973 ¦ Cause You're Mine ¦ G-Clefs - 56
974 ¦ Mean Mama Blues ¦ Marty Robbins - 55
975 ¦ Four Winds ¦ Dave Bartholomew - 55
976 ¦ Rollin' Stone ¦ Marigolds - 55
977 ¦ Tell Me What I Did Wrong ¦ James Brown and the Famous Flames - 58
978 ¦ You Can't Beat The Horses ¦ Big Boy Groves - 56
979 ¦ Everyday Of The Week ¦ Amos Milburn - 56
980 ¦ Cat Scratchin' ¦ Louis Jordan - 56
981 ¦ Early In The Morning ¦ Elmore James - 53
982 ¦ Lovie Darling ¦ Cardinals - 53
983 ¦ Carried Away ¦ Flamingos - 53
984 ¦ Pack Fair And Square ¦ Big Walter - 56
985 ¦ Love Me Til Your Dying Day ¦ Muskateers - 53
986 ¦ Mixed Up Shook Up Girl ¦ Patty and the Emblems - 64
987 ¦ Lover Please ¦ Clyde McPhatter - 62
988 ¦ Whistle My Love ¦ Moonglows - 53
989 ¦ Do You Believe In Magic ¦ Lovin' Spoonful - 65
990 ¦ The Tracks Of My Tears ¦ Miracles - 65
991 ¦ Information Blues ¦ Roy Milton - 50
992 ¦ Detroit City Blues ¦ Fats Domino - 50
993 ¦ Big Town Playboy ¦ Eddie Taylor - 56
994 ¦ Oh Baby Babe ¦ Johnny Burnette Trio - 56
995 ¦ Bring It Home To Me ¦ Buddy & Ella Johnson - 56
996 ¦ Double Crossing Blues ¦ Johnny Otis (Little Esther and the Robins) - 50
997 ¦ My Mind Is Troubled ¦ Little Milton - 58
998 ¦ May I ¦ Bill Deal and the Rhondells - 68
999 ¦ Soul Deep ¦ Box Tops - 69
1000 ¦ I Will Move On Up A Little Higher ¦ Mahalia Jackson - 55

1001 ¦ You've Really Got A Hold On Me ¦ Miracles - 62
1002 ¦ Till The End Of The Day ¦ Kinks - 65

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Post by Henry » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:40 am

Interesting list. Lots of songs for me to listen to from the 1950's and earlier. I am looking forward to catching up on some these treasures. Thanks!

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Re: My 1,000 Favorite Songs of all Time

Post by Stephan » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:26 am

The sole post-83 song is a live cover made in 2010? Interesting.

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Re: My 1,000 Favorite Songs of all Time

Post by nicolas » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:26 pm

Now that's great! Another blues/r&b/oldies lover in the forum !! Welcome!

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Re: My 1,000 Favorite Songs of all Time

Post by Jackson » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:49 pm

This is among the most liberal uses of the phrase 'all time' I've ever seen...

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I certainly am not trying to disparage your list or your taste in music, as your list contains some of my all time favorite songs and contains a wealth of songs recognized as classics. However, I am curious as to why this list is so contained to a specific timeframe. In your entire top 1,002 songs, there are only 7 songs released post-1979, only 1 song in your top 100 released after 1969, and no songs released after 1983 in your entire top 1,002 (except for a cover of a 1967 song released in 2010). Again, do not interpret this as some sort of attack on your tastes, but I'm merely curious as to why your list is so overwhelimingly focused on the 1950's/1960's. Have you not heard any music from 1984 - 2013 that you would even call "decent"?
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Re: My 1,000 Favorite Songs of all Time

Post by SavoyBG » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:56 pm

Jackson wrote:This is among the most liberal uses of the phrase 'all time' I've ever seen...
Why is that? Does anybody else here have an all time list that ranges 82 years (from 1929 to 2010)?

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Nick wrote:I certainly am not trying to disparage your list or your taste in music, as your list contains some of my all time favorite songs and contains a wealth of songs recognized as classics. However, I am curious as to why this list is so contained to a specific timeframe. In your entire top 1,002 songs, there are only 6 songs released post-1979, only 1 song in your top 100 released after 1969, and no songs released after 1983 in your entire top 1,002. Again, do not interpret this as some sort of attack on your tastes, but I'm merely curious as to why your list is so overwhelimingly focused on the 1950's/1960's. Have you not heard any music from 1984 - 2013 that you would even call "decent"?
First of, you missed the one song from 2010.

As for whether I've heard any "decent" music after 1983, you need to be a lot better than "decent" to make this list.

I rate songs on this scale:

10-Incredibly Awesome
9 - Great
8 - Excellent
7 - Very Good
6 - Good
5 - Pretty Good
4 - Okay
3 - Not Very Good
2 - Bad
1 - Terrible
0 - Unbelievably Horrible

The top 434 songs are all tens, and the rest are all nines. There are a few hundred more nines that did not make the list.

I don't care for digital recordings much. The percussion has the crisp electronic sound to it, and I don't like it. I prefer the acoustic bass to the electric bass, and I prefer the sax and piano combo of early rock and roll to the guitar oriented stuff. I have ZERO interest in lyrics, so I prefer 50s music where people were not very concerned with whining about their lives in their lyrics.

I was born in 1957, but my favorite stuff is from ,like 1951 through 1958. My favorite year of the past 50 years is easily 1965. I don't like music all that much after 1973. The last year I am able to put together a top 100 for is 1972.

If you're interested I can post my lists of years favorites.

Here's my favorite song of each year:

MY FAVORITE RECORDING OF EACH YEAR (1906-1989)
1906 - The Grand Old Rag - Billy Murray
1907 - If The Man In The Moon Were A Coon - Ada Jones
1908 - Take Me Out To The Ball Game - Edward Meeker
1909 - Stars And Stripes Forever - Sousa's Band
1910 - Casey Jones - Billy Murray & The American Quartet
1911 - I'm Henry The VIII - Harry Champion
1912 - Moonlight Bay - American Quartet
1913 - Pullman Porters' Parade - Al Jolson
1914 - Roll Them Cotton Bales - Heidelberg Quintet
1915 - On The 5:15 - American Quartet
1916 - The Star-Spangled Banner - Prince's Orchestra
1917 - Pray For The Lights To Go Out - George O'Connor
1918 - Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody - Al Jolson
1919 - It's Nobody's Business But My Own - Bert Williams
1920 - Swanee - Al Jolson
1921 - Auld Lang Syne - Peerless Quartet
1922 - Way Down Yonder In New Orleans - Peerless Quartet
1923 - Aggravatin' Papa - Sophie Tucker
1924 - Bringin' Home The Bacon - Blossom Seeley
1925 - You've Been A Good Old Wagon - Bessie Smith
1926 - Turkey In The Straw - Gid Tanner & His Skillet Lickers
1927 - James Alley Blues - Rabbit Brown
1928 - Statesboro Blues - Blind Willie McTell
1929 - Waiting For A Train - Jimmie Rodgers
1930 - Anniversary Yodel (Blue Yodel No. 7) - Jimmie Rodgers
1931 - Papa's On The House Top - Leroy Carr
1932 - It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)- Mills Brothers
1933 - Gimme A Pigfoot (and a Bottle of Beer) - Bessie Smith
1934 - Nagasaki - Mills Brothers
1935 - Your Feets Too Big - Ink Spots
1936 - Organ Grinder's Swing - Jimmie Lunceford
1937 - Organ Grinder's Swing - Mills Brothers
1938 - Flat Foot Floogee - Louis Armstrong (Mills Brothers)
1939 - (Hep Hep!) The Jumpin' Jive - Cab Calloway
1940 - Romance In The Dark - Lil Green
1941 - Junker Blues - Champion Jack Dupree
1942 - Shout, Sister, Shout - Lucky Millinder (Sister Rosetta Tharpe)
1943 - Irene - Leadbelly
1944 - Cherry Red Blues - Cootie Williams (Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson)
1945 - 7th Street Boogie - Ivory Joe Hunter
1946 - Choo Choo Ch'Boogie - Louis Jordan
1947 - Move It On Over - Hank Williams
1948 - Good Rocking Tonight - Wynonie Harris
1949 - Lovesick Blues - Hank Williams
1950 - Moanin' The Blues - Hank Williams
1951 - Don't You Know I Love You - Clovers
1952 - Gumbo Blues - Smiley Lewis
1953 - Head Happy With Wine - Sticks McGhee
1954 - Shake, Rattle And Roll - Joe Turner
1955 - Tutti-Frutti - Little Richard
1956 - I'm In Love Again - Fats Domino
1957 - What About Your Daughter? - J.B. Lenoir
1958 - Down In Virginia - Jimmy Reed
1959 - You're So Fine - Falcons
1960 - Spoonful - Howlin' Wolf
1961 - It Will Stand - Showmen
1962 - I Need Your Lovin' - Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford
1963 - It's All Right - Impressions
1964 - Ain't Nothing You Can Do - Bobby "Blue" Bland
1965 - Thank You John - Willie Tee
1966 - Hold On I'm A'Comin' - Sam & Dave
1967 - Respect - Aretha Franklin
1968 - Never Give You Up - Jerry Butler
1969 - I Can Hear Music - Beach Boys
1970 - Roadhouse Blues - Doors
1971 - Love Her Madly - Doors
1972 - Jambalaya - Blue Ridge Rangers
1973 - Doing It To Death - Fred Wesley & J.B.'s
1974 - Can't Get Enough - Bad Company
1975 - Is Everything Allright - Little Sonny
1976 - Blitzkreig Bop - Ramones
1977 - Ride On Josephine - George Thorogood & Destroyers
1978 - Who Do You Love - George Thorogood & Destroyers
1979 - We Were Both Wrong - Dave Edmunds
1980 - Dancing With Myself - Generation X
1981 - Hepno Beat - Dynamic Hepnotics
1982 - Rock The Casbah - The Clash
1983 - Pride And Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan
1984 - Pink Cadillac - Bruce Springsteen
1985 - Beer Bottle Boogie - Koko Taylor
1986 - Kiss - Prince
1987 - Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On - The Professor's Blues Review featuring
Gloria Hardiman
1988 - It Takes Two - Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock
1989 - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On ¦ Valerie Wellington

And my 100 Favorite Artists of all time:

1 - Fats Domino
2 - Elvis Presley
3 - Little Richard
4 - Hank Williams
5 - Joe Turner
6 - Drifters
7 - Muddy Waters
8 - Smiley Lewis
9 - Clovers
10 - Carl Perkins
11 - Beatles
12 - Buddy Holly & Crickets
13 - B.B. King
14 - Bo Diddley
15 - Hank Ballard & Midnighters / Royals
16 - Chuck Berry
17 - James Brown
18 - Howlin' Wolf
19 - Wynonie Harris
20 - Robins
21 - Orioles
22 - Five Royales
23 - Creedence Clearwater Revival / John Fogerty
24 - Five Keys
25 - Ray Charles
26 - Rolling Stones
27 - Beach Boys
28 - Jerry Lee Lewis
29 - Spaniels
30 - Temptations
31 - Elmore James
32 - Bobby "Blue" Bland
33 - Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller)
34 - Sticks McGhee
35 - Huey "Piano" Smith and the Clowns
36 - Dominoes
37 - Johnny Burnette Trio
38 - Louis Jordan
39 - Spiders
40 - Flamingos
41 - Moonglows
42 - Coasters
43 - Curtis Mayfield & Impressions
44 - Eddie Cochran
45 - Lloyd Price
46 - Bill Haley & Comets
47 - Buddy & Ella Johnson
48 - Ivory Joe Hunter
49 - Swallows
50 - Little Walter
51 - Jimmy Reed
52 - Everly Brothers
53 - Gene Vincent & Blue Caps
54 - Johnny Cash
55 - Amos Milburn
56 - Roy Brown
57 - Jack Scott
58 - El Dorados
59 - Dave Bartholomew
60 - Champion Jack Dupree
61 - Roy Orbison
62 - Smokey Robinson & Miracles
63 - Checkers
64 - Jimmy McCracklin
65 - Little Esther
66 - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
67 - Marvin Gaye
68 - Tommy James & Shondells
69 - Jackie Wilson
70 - Mills Brothers
71 - Ruth Brown
72 - Bob Dylan
73 - Shirley & Lee
74 - Aretha Franklin
75 - Dells
76 - Wilson Pickett
77 - Little Milton
78 - Marvin & Johnny (Jesse & Marvin)
79 - Heartbeats / Shep & Limelites
80 - Harptones
81 - Doors
82 - Little Willie John
83 - Ravens
84 - Marty Robbins
85 - Lamplighters
86 - Willie Mabon
87 - Guitar Slim
88 - Solomon Burke
89 - Jerry Butler
90 - Roy Milton
91 - Rosco Gordon
92 - Charlie Feathers
93 - Penguins
94 - J.B. Lenore
95 - Big Maybelle
96 - Cadillacs
97 - Chuck Willis
98 - Mac Curtis
99 - Cardinals
100 - Slim Harpo

My feeling is that anybody who likes all different kinds of music fairly equally is a "Jack of all trades, master of none."

I manily like and listen to music from the late 40s through the early 70s. I like some things from before that and some things from after that, but 2/3 of my 1,000 favorite songs are from the 1950s. The epicenter of my taste is rock and roll, blues & R&B from 1953 through 1958.

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Re: My 1,000 Favorite Songs of all Time

Post by HRS » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:07 pm

SavoyBG wrote: I don't care for digital recordings much. The percussion has the crips electronic sound to it, and I don't like it. I prefer the acoustic bass to the electric bass, and I prefer the sax and piano combo of early rock and roll to the guitar oriented stuff. I have ZERO interest in lyrics, so I prefer 50s music where people were not very concerned with whining about their lives in their lyrics.
I must say that it's really interesting to see such a list. I've been slowly searching for artists from the 40s and 50s after I fell in love with the sound and production of Billie Holiday's early recordings. I wonder how do you feel about jazz music; it seems to lack on your list and it doesn't fit any of the things you enumerated as reasons to dislike contemporary music and why they are not included on your list. I also think that wouldn't be wrong to conclude you'd find most of contemporary artists that pay debt to this era you so seem to love as digital derivative. Anyway, how would you welcome music from this era coming from other countries or 60s singers from different regions of the world? If there's a place that you could discover such acts: this is it; of course we also discuss contemporary music and foreign artists around the globe from every decade, but you sure could handle the filtering. Is language a strong barrier, too? You sure seem to not care about the "whining" lyrics, so maybe you'd appreciate!

Also, I hope you don't take it personally, some of your posts -- like on Rolling Stone's list of the so-called greatest debut albums -- sound rude. I hope is just an impression, since, sometimes,, when you're reading things online, you place a tone of voice and rhythm to the words that the writer didn't have in mind. Maybe you are actually being tongue-in-cheek with some of your commentaries about whinny lyrics and shitty music critics with journalism majors haha. Welcome aboard and may we expand our horizons!

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HRS wrote:
SavoyBG wrote: I don't care for digital recordings much. The percussion has the crips electronic sound to it, and I don't like it. I prefer the acoustic bass to the electric bass, and I prefer the sax and piano combo of early rock and roll to the guitar oriented stuff. I have ZERO interest in lyrics, so I prefer 50s music where people were not very concerned with whining about their lives in their lyrics.
I must say that it's really interesting to see such a list. I've been slowly searching for artists from the 40s and 50s after I fell in love with the sound and production of Billie Holiday's early recordings. I wonder how do you feel about jazz music; it seems to lack on your list and it doesn't fit any of the things you enumerated as reasons to dislike contemporary music and why they are not included on your list. I also think that wouldn't be wrong to conclude you'd find most of contemporary artists that pay debt to this era you so seem to love as digital derivative. Anyway, how would you welcome music from this era coming from other countries or 60s singers from different regions of the world? If there's a place that you could discover such acts: this is it; of course we also discuss contemporary music and foreign artists around the globe from every decade, but you sure could handle the filtering. Is language a strong barrier, too? You sure seem to not care about the "whining" lyrics, so maybe you'd appreciate!

Also, I hope you don't take it personally, some of your posts -- like on Rolling Stone's list of the so-called greatest debut albums -- sound rude. I hope is just an impression, since, sometimes,, when you're reading things online, you place a tone of voice and rhythm to the words that the writer didn't have in mind. Maybe you are actually being tongue-in-cheek with some of your commentaries about whinny lyrics and shitty music critics with journalism majors haha. Welcome aboard and may we expand our horizons!
I'm not a big jazz fan because I much prefer structure to improvisation. I really can't stand radical jazz music from the likes of Mingus abd Cecil Taylor.

I like some 60s things that are from other parts of the world, like "Pata Pata" but I am not very interested in white rock and roll from foreign speaking countries. You may notice that I am very into the R&B vocal groups from the 50s. What you might refer to as "doo-wops." Also rockabilly.

If you like Billie Holiday you may like this one from my list:

135 ¦ Aged And Mellow ¦ Little Esther - 52

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Post by HRS » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:38 pm

SavoyBG wrote: I like some 60s things that are from other parts of the world, like "Pata Pata" but I am not very interested in white rock and roll from foreign speaking countries. You may notice that I am very into the R&B vocal groups from the 50s. What you might refer to as "doo-wops." Also rockabilly.
I'll check Little Esther! And I wasn't thinking in white rock music as much as in something like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXp_k4bj8x8

Edit: great vocals on Little Esther, thank you for the recommendation SavoyBG

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Post by SavoyBG » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:47 pm

HRS wrote:
SavoyBG wrote: I like some 60s things that are from other parts of the world, like "Pata Pata" but I am not very interested in white rock and roll from foreign speaking countries. You may notice that I am very into the R&B vocal groups from the 50s. What you might refer to as "doo-wops." Also rockabilly.
I'll check Little Esther! And I wasn't thinking in white rock music as much as in something like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXp_k4bj8x8
Not bad, but it's sort of easy listening. A I also usually destest records with violins in them.

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Post by HRS » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:52 pm

SavoyBG wrote: Not bad, but it's sort of easy listening. A I also usually destest records with violins in them.
Oh, that's too bad, then! :|

But, here's a piece of 50s brazilian singer Angela Maria without violins haha -- she's a favorite of my family.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7Yq4_EXP8I

Anyway, I hope you find something of your taste here in the forum! Welcome, again. :D

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Re: My 1,000 Favorite Songs of all Time

Post by Moonbeam » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:13 pm

Welcome to the forum! Your list is very interesting, but is nearly a complete 180 from a list I would make. I imagine you'd probably despise most of the music I like. Of course, there's absolutely nothing wrong with that!

I'd be interested to see what else you enjoy. I know you said that you couldn't post a top 100 beyond 1972, but we're currently going through the 1980s (my favorite decade) year by year in polls of songs and albums. If you'd like to participate, you only have to list 5 albums and/or songs, although up to 15 albums and songs will receive points. Every month features a different year - this month it's 1982.

About the only song common to your top 1000 and mine is "Give It to Me Baby" from 1981, so I'm curious to see if there's more music like that you appreciate. :)

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Moonbeam wrote:Welcome to the forum! Your list is very interesting, but is nearly a complete 180 from a list I would make. I imagine you'd probably despise most of the music I like. Of course, there's absolutely nothing wrong with that!

I'd be interested to see what else you enjoy. I know you said that you couldn't post a top 100 beyond 1972, but we're currently going through the 1980s (my favorite decade) year by year in polls of songs and albums. If you'd like to participate, you only have to list 5 albums and/or songs, although up to 15 albums and songs will receive points. Every month features a different year - this month it's 1982.

About the only song common to your top 1000 and mine is "Give It to Me Baby" from 1981, so I'm curious to see if there's more music like that you appreciate. :)
I don't listen to albums. Never bought into that record company marketing strategy.

I can give you my favorites songs of 1982:

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SavoyBG wrote:
I don't listen to albums. Never bought into that record company marketing strategy.
lol wut

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Nick wrote:
SavoyBG wrote:
I don't listen to albums. Never bought into that record company marketing strategy.
lol wut
The album first came around as a record company marketing strategy, to get people to spend $3.99 or $4.99 for an album rather than 79 cents for a 45. I don't buy into this bullshit that the songs on an album are somehow interrelated. Until you can tell me what "Yellow Submarine" has to do with "Tomorrow Never Knows" or what "Honey Pie" has to do with "Helter Skelter" I never will buy into it.

I don't even like listening to several songs in a row by the same artist.

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SavoyBG wrote:
Nick wrote:
SavoyBG wrote:
I don't listen to albums. Never bought into that record company marketing strategy.
lol wut
The album first came around as a record company marketing strategy, to get people to spend $3.99 or $4.99 for an album rather than 79 cents for a 45. I don't buy into this bullshit that the songs on an album are somehow interrelated. Until you can tell me what "Yellow Submarine" has to do with "Tomorrow Never Knows" or what "Honey Pie" has to do with "Helter Skelter" I never will buy into it.

I don't even like listening to several songs in a row by the same artist.
I have no doubt that around the time the album as a format was introduced it was just a huge marketing ploy. You're entirely correct on that account. Why spend make a little bit of money on a 45 when you can take a few singles, throw in a fair amount of filler tracks, call it an album and mark up the price? That's pretty much how every person in the pop music industry thought of the album until circa 1965 or so, when artists like The Beatles (with "Rubber Soul") and Bob Dylan (with "Bringing it All Back Home" and "Highway 61 Revisited") showed the world that an album can be art.

But that's enough of a history lesson. Every great album has a certain flow to it. It has a certain mood or theme or concept. The album might tell a story. One of my favorite albums from last year, Kendrick Lamar's "Good Kid, M.A.A.D City" is a collection of a bunch of great songs, but when they come together in that specific sequence those songs tell a story that elevates the album to something greater than just a compilation of a bunch of great songs. The same is true for an album like Radiohead's "OK Computer", and album that doesn't tell a story, but does have themes that run through it- themes that, when placed in a proper sequence, form a perfectly orchestrated roller coaster of emotions. Furthermore, consider an album such as Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon", an album composed of individual songs that all run into one another, creating one even larger song. These however, are just three examples. Imagine how jarring it would be to replace "Yellow Submarine" on "Revolver" with a song like The Rolling Stone's "Sympathy for the Devil". Sure, "Sympathy for the Devil" may be a better song, but it just wouldn't fit the album as a whole, and thus, the album as a cohesive piece of music would suffer. It would be impossible for me to explain why I think every album that I love qualifies as a piece of art that works as something that is more than the sum of its parts. But the notion that an album is more than the sum of its parts is a notion that is probably not going to be contested by anyone else on this forum. Anyways, here's a review of "The White Album" that I wrote a couple months ago. I think this review I wrote properly illustrates how I believe an album can be classified as a work of art and be more than the sum of its parts.

"It's my professed opinion that "The Beatles" (A.K.A. "The White Album", which is the name I will refer to it by throughout the rest of my comment) is a landmark musical masterpiece. Sure, other Beatles albums are more focused, more concise, and have better songs (though "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" and "Happiness Is a Warm Gun" rank among their best) but the point of "The White Album" is that all that stuff doesn't matter. "The White Album" is about raw experimentation, taking every little idea that the fab four had, throwing them against the wall, and whatever stuck got on the record. It's a raw deluge of ideas from one of the most prolific bands of all time. It's 93 minutes and 35 seconds of playing a musical grab bag.

The sheer number of styles that The Beatles cover on "The White Album" is beyond astounding. From hard rock to blues to psychedelic to orchestral Disney-esque music to heavy metal to folk to rock to music concrete to showtunes and everything in between. If you listened to "Revolution 9", "Blackbird", "Good Night", and "Helter Skelter" for the first time there's almost no way you'd believe they were all made by the same band. And if there's no way you'd believe they were made by the same band there's no way you'd believe they were all on the same album. But they are.

Even the "shit" songs work in a way. "Wild Honey Pie" might be one of their worst songs, but in the context of the album it's a 1 minute interlude, a breather for what's to come. And after a couple listens you get what the fab four were trying to do with that song. The same goes for "Why Don't We Do It in the Road?". At first these songs seem like simple throwaways standing in front of the great album that "The White Album" could be. But there's a good reason they were included (aside from being genre exercises, and frankly, quite funny songs in themselves). These songs were put in there to further advance the notion of the album being a canvas for "whatever goes, goes", turning the album into a musical dumping ground of loose ideas that needed a place to go.

But the thing about "The White Album" isn't just the raw experimentation and the crazed, manic genre hopping. Any band composed of four idiots can write a 30 song album in various different styles if they had to. The thing that makes "The White Album" what it is is that it works. Somehow, and against all odds, the album works, either in spite of itself or because of itself. The Beatles pop sensibilities are working at their highest on this album, knocking out songs that not only conform to what you'd expect a perfect pop song to conform to, but exceeding those expectations. It's no wonder that songs like "Blackbird", "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", and about a dozen or so other songs are regarded as classics. Even the "shit" songs you can sing along to. Even the "shit" songs get stuck in your head.

In an earlier review of The Magnetic Field's "69 Love Songs" I mentioned the how "things that carry this much scope and immensity almost have a primal need to exist out there", and the same goes for "The White Album". "The White Album" is a trip through the minds of four immensely creative individuals functioning at their absolute highest. Some songs might "suck" in the conventional sense of "sucking", but that's the essence of the creative spirit. Not everything is going to work out just right and be a masterpiece in itself. But it's a damn fun ride seeing everything."

And if that sounds like pretentious rambling, then so be it. That's how I feel about albums.

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Nick wrote: I have no doubt that around the time the album as a format was introduced it was just a huge marketing ploy. You're entirely correct on that account. Why spend make a little bit of money on a 45 when you can take a few singles, throw in a fair amount of filler tracks, call it an album and mark up the price? That's pretty much how every person in the pop music industry thought of the album until circa 1965 or so, when artists like The Beatles (with "Rubber Soul") and Bob Dylan (with "Bringing it All Back Home" and "Highway 61 Revisited") showed the world that an album can be art.
I don't see recorded music as art, I see it as craftmanship.
Nick wrote: Imagine how jarring it would be to replace "Yellow Submarine" on "Revolver" with a song like The Rolling Stone's "Sympathy for the Devil". Sure, "Sympathy for the Devil" may be a better song, but it just wouldn't fit the album as a whole, and thus, the album as a cohesive piece of music would suffer.
I don't buy that at all. If you replaced "Yellow sub" with "Rain" it would be a better album. You're just used to it the way it is. I don't buy this horseshit that an album is a "cohesive piece of music" in the first place.

Nick wrote: The sheer number of styles that The Beatles cover on "The White Album" is beyond astounding. From hard rock to blues to psychedelic to orchestral Disney-esque music to heavy metal to folk to rock to music concrete to showtunes and everything in between. If you listened to "Revolution 9", "Blackbird", "Good Night", and "Helter Skelter" for the first time there's almost no way you'd believe they were all made by the same band. And if there's no way you'd believe they were made by the same band there's no way you'd believe they were all on the same album. But they are.
So albums are supposed to be cohesive, but when this one was not, it was genius?

Nick wrote: And if that sounds like pretentious rambling, then so be it.
You said it, not me. Sorry to see you have fallen for the hype.

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Nick wrote: And if that sounds like pretentious rambling, then so be it. That's how I feel about albums.
I very much enjoyed your description of your views of albums.

Thanks for being so eloquent in the face of a reader who is apparently unwilling to reconsider his present views and thereby expand his horizons (and who appears to be only the second oldest forum participant, so is not as utterly convincing when he attempts to pull of that grouchy old man set in his ways routine ) :music-rockon:

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Henry wrote:
Nick wrote: And if that sounds like pretentious rambling, then so be it. That's how I feel about albums.
I very much enjoyed your description of your views of albums.

Thanks for being so eloquent in the face of a reader who is apparently unwilling to reconsider his present views and thereby expand his horizons (and who appears to be only the second oldest forum participant, so is not as utterly convincing when he attempts to pull of that grouchy old man set in his ways routine ) :music-rockon:
My "present views" have been around now for over 40 years.

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SavoyBG wrote:
My "present views" have been around now for over 40 years.
Unchanged since you were 15. Call me skeptical.

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Post by Moonbeam » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:19 am

Come on SavoyBG, you can express your viewpoint without being rude. It's one thing to have an opinion, but to call someone else's opinion "horseshit" simply because it doesn't align with yours is needlessly aggressive.

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Post by jamieW » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:50 pm

I’m with Moonbeam and Henry (and, apparently, many others). Typically, I don’t participate in forums; but I like to participate here because everyone is friendly and respectful to one another, even when they disagree completely. What’s sad is that you have so much to offer (as does the DigitalDreamDoor website, which I’ve enjoyed for a while now), and I love most of the songs on your list. However, you can’t pass off opinion as fact, and make it more convincing by how aggressively you state these opinions (and how quickly and rudely you dismiss those of others). I far prefer songs to albums myself, but I still enjoy listening to albums and finding the hidden gems. Not to mention, I’m a little confused: If you never listen to albums, how do you hear songs that were never released? Or, throughout the years, have you only listened to singles, which are the ultimate “marketing ploy” by the record company? (By the way, in response to Jackson, you asked if there was anybody else here whose all-time songs list “ranged” 82 years. If you take time to read through the individual all-time songs list thread, I think you’ll find that the answer is clearly yes.)

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jamieW wrote:I’m a little confused: If you never listen to albums, how do you hear songs that were never released? Or, throughout the years, have you only listened to singles, which are the ultimate “marketing ploy” by the record company? (By the way, in response to Jackson, you asked if there was anybody else here whose all-time songs list “ranged” 82 years. If you take time to read through the individual all-time songs list thread, I think you’ll find that the answer is clearly yes.)
I never said I listened to "singles," I just listen to individual songs whether they are on albums or singles. I never put an album on and just play it. I don't see why I would listen to an album in its entirety and let the act or the record company tell me what order to listen to the songs in, and force me to listen to a couple songs that I don't like along the way. These days I have over 100,000 MP3s and I have dozens of playlists, or I can pick some things, for instance, soul records from betwreen 1964 and 1967, load up the playlist with several hundred songs and let them play on shufffle.

In the old days I would make up tapes. If these was a song that was only on an album (Blue Turk - Alice Cooper) I would put it on a cssette along with other things and listen to them that way. But I did not listen to albums,

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SavoyBG wrote:
Nick wrote: I have no doubt that around the time the album as a format was introduced it was just a huge marketing ploy. You're entirely correct on that account. Why spend make a little bit of money on a 45 when you can take a few singles, throw in a fair amount of filler tracks, call it an album and mark up the price? That's pretty much how every person in the pop music industry thought of the album until circa 1965 or so, when artists like The Beatles (with "Rubber Soul") and Bob Dylan (with "Bringing it All Back Home" and "Highway 61 Revisited") showed the world that an album can be art.
I don't see recorded music as art, I see it as craftmanship.
I guess this is where you and I differ- I see recorded music as an art form just as worthy of being called an "art" as literature, painting, sculpture, or film. To me, art is something that elicits a strong emotional response; craftsmanship is something more akin to making a rather nice set of dining room chairs.

SavoyBG wrote:
Nick wrote: Imagine how jarring it would be to replace "Yellow Submarine" on "Revolver" with a song like The Rolling Stone's "Sympathy for the Devil". Sure, "Sympathy for the Devil" may be a better song, but it just wouldn't fit the album as a whole, and thus, the album as a cohesive piece of music would suffer.
I don't buy that at all. If you replaced "Yellow sub" with "Rain" it would be a better album. You're just used to it the way it is. I don't buy this horseshit that an album is a "cohesive piece of music" in the first place.
If you replaced "Yellow Submarine" with a song like "Rain" or "Paperback Writer" for instance, "Revolver" would probably be better off, because those two songs are (in my opinion) better than "Yellow Submarine" and help fit the cohesive nature of "Revolver". But this would only work with a handful of songs. I might enjoy a song like Slayer's "Angel of Death" more than "Yellow Submarine", but I would never dreaming of replacing "Yellow Submarine" with the Slayer song.

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Nick wrote: The sheer number of styles that The Beatles cover on "The White Album" is beyond astounding. From hard rock to blues to psychedelic to orchestral Disney-esque music to heavy metal to folk to rock to music concrete to showtunes and everything in between. If you listened to "Revolution 9", "Blackbird", "Good Night", and "Helter Skelter" for the first time there's almost no way you'd believe they were all made by the same band. And if there's no way you'd believe they were made by the same band there's no way you'd believe they were all on the same album. But they are.
So albums are supposed to be cohesive, but when this one was not, it was genius?
Albums don't necessarily have to be cohesive in the traditional sense of the word. I admit that "The White Album" might not have been the best album to use as an example when defending the notion of the album as a work of art unto itself, but despite the lack of traditional cohesion, I feel as if the album does work together as a whole. If it didn't, I wouldn't consider it to be one of the greatest albums ever made.
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Nick wrote: And if that sounds like pretentious rambling, then so be it.
You said it, not me. Sorry to see you have fallen for the hype.
To quote Jeff Lebowski- "Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, uh, your opinion, man."

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Nick wrote: To quote Jeff Lebowski- "Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, uh, your opinion, man."
The immortal words of The Dude came to my mind as well while reading SavoyBG's singular remarks on music and those who both make and critique it, but the movie character he really reminds me of is Alfred Molina's Rahad Jackson in Boogie Nights, explaining to his guests why he prefers homemade mixtapes (the music in the scene, careening from "Sister Christian" to "Jessie's Girl" to "99 Luftballons," is depicted as coming from "MY AWESOME MIXTAPE #6") to albums. Rahad's rant is almost -exactly- identical to SavoyBG's argument (having to weed through a bunch of crappy songs to get to the ones you want, being "told" in what order you need to listen to the songs, etc.). Although I doubt that SavoyBG struts around the living room of his mansion in a bathrobe playing Russian roulette while a vacant-looking young Asian man randomly sets off firecrackers...

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Post by Live in Phoenix » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:28 am

Though the eras don't match, I kind of thought of it like Robert Crumb happening upon the forum.

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Re: My 1,000 Favorite Songs of all Time

Post by Amoux » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:46 am

Thanks for posting your list, I can't say that I'm that knowledgeable with 50's music so this should be really helpful for me. I really love that song you posted as well: Little Esther - Aged and Mellow.

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Amoux wrote:Thanks for posting your list, I can't say that I'm that knowledgeable with 50's music so this should be really helpful for me. I really love that song you posted as well: Little Esther - Aged and Mellow.
Most of the stuff on the list is on youtube.

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Re: My 1,000 Favorite Songs of all Time

Post by SavoyBG » Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:07 pm

Harold wrote:
Nick wrote: To quote Jeff Lebowski- "Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, uh, your opinion, man."
The immortal words of The Dude came to my mind as well while reading SavoyBG's singular remarks on music and those who both make and critique it, but the movie character he really reminds me of is Alfred Molina's Rahad Jackson in Boogie Nights, explaining to his guests why he prefers homemade mixtapes (the music in the scene, careening from "Sister Christian" to "Jessie's Girl" to "99 Luftballons," is depicted as coming from "MY AWESOME MIXTAPE #6") to albums. Rahad's rant is almost -exactly- identical to SavoyBG's argument (having to weed through a bunch of crappy songs to get to the ones you want, being "told" in what order you need to listen to the songs, etc.). Although I doubt that SavoyBG struts around the living room of his mansion in a bathrobe playing Russian roulette while a vacant-looking young Asian man randomly sets off firecrackers...
If albums are art and not marketing, why were did several Beatles albums have less tracks on the USA releases, and the songs in a different sequences?

Clearly the record companies did not see them as art.

There's also cases of albums like Buffalo Sproingfield's debut, where the tracks were changed after the initial release to add a hit single to the album.

Then there's Hendrix's debut which has a few different tracks on the USA release as compared to the original UK release. "Purple Haze" was not on that album as first released. Different cover also.

A1 Foxy Lady 3:19
A2 Manic Depression 3:42
A3 Red House 3:42
A4 Can You See Me 2:33
A5 Love or Confusion 3:11
A6 I Don't Live Today 3:55
B1 May This Be Love 3:11
B2 Fire 2:43
B3 Third Stone From the Sun 6:44
B4 Remember 2:48
B5 Are You Experienced 4:14

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Post by sonofsamiam » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:34 pm

BG, do you consider your favorite singles from 1956 to be art or marketing?

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SavoyBG wrote:
Harold wrote:
Nick wrote: To quote Jeff Lebowski- "Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, uh, your opinion, man."
The immortal words of The Dude came to my mind as well while reading SavoyBG's singular remarks on music and those who both make and critique it, but the movie character he really reminds me of is Alfred Molina's Rahad Jackson in Boogie Nights, explaining to his guests why he prefers homemade mixtapes (the music in the scene, careening from "Sister Christian" to "Jessie's Girl" to "99 Luftballons," is depicted as coming from "MY AWESOME MIXTAPE #6") to albums. Rahad's rant is almost -exactly- identical to SavoyBG's argument (having to weed through a bunch of crappy songs to get to the ones you want, being "told" in what order you need to listen to the songs, etc.). Although I doubt that SavoyBG struts around the living room of his mansion in a bathrobe playing Russian roulette while a vacant-looking young Asian man randomly sets off firecrackers...
If albums are art and not marketing, why were did several Beatles albums have less tracks on the USA releases, and the songs in a different sequences?

Clearly the record companies did not see them as art.

There's also cases of albums like Buffalo Sproingfield's debut, where the tracks were changed after the initial release to add a hit single to the album.

Then there's Hendrix's debut which has a few different tracks on the USA release as compared to the original UK release. "Purple Haze" was not on that album as first released. Different cover also.

A1 Foxy Lady 3:19
A2 Manic Depression 3:42
A3 Red House 3:42
A4 Can You See Me 2:33
A5 Love or Confusion 3:11
A6 I Don't Live Today 3:55
B1 May This Be Love 3:11
B2 Fire 2:43
B3 Third Stone From the Sun 6:44
B4 Remember 2:48
B5 Are You Experienced 4:14

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As I said before, the entire idea of the album as a piece of art didn't really come about until circa 1965. Even after 1965, the idea of the album as art didn't really catch on with a ton of groups and label executives. The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix may have treated the album as art, but sadly the label executives responsible for releasing the music may have thought otherwise, giving us the discrepancies in tracklisting on some of their albums. Today, there are plenty of albums that come out that aren't really made with much artistic intent (you'd have a hard time convincing me that someone like Katy Perry treats her albums as a "serious works of art"), but there are plenty of albums, past and present that are made with an artistic intent. For example, I highly doubt that either Captain Beefheart or Straight Records had any illusions of multi-platnium success when Beefheart and his band were cranking out 1969's "Trout Mask Replica".

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Nick wrote: Today, there are plenty of albums that come out that aren't really made with much artistic intent (you'd have a hard time convincing me that someone like Katy Perry treats her albums as a "serious works of art"), but there are plenty of albums, past and present that are made with an artistic intent. For example, I highly doubt that either Captain Beefheart or Straight Records had any illusions of multi-platnium success when Beefheart and his band were cranking out 1969's "Trout Mask Replica".
"No, they had illusions of cranking out a bunch of atonal, tuneless noise designed to make 'critics' shit superlatives out of their elitist assholes." There, I just saved SavoyBG a response. Thank me later.

(Obviously, the above is not my opinion - I think TMR is a masterpiece - and I suppose I should feel guilty about being presumptuous enough to anticipate someone else's. But considering SavoyBG's opinion of The Velvet Underground, expressed in the thread discussing the R&R Hall of Fame, I doubt it's a stretch to assume he wouldn't think particularly highly of the Captain.)

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Re: My 1,000 Favorite Songs of all Time

Post by Stephan » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:56 pm

It's been a while since we've seen his kind around here, hasn't it? Almost makes me wistful for the olden days; the joy we had objectively and impersonally discussing the merits of the Beatles.. good times.

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Re: My 1,000 Favorite Songs of all Time

Post by nicolas » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:02 pm

And I hadn't read the Hall of Fame thread.... Oh Lord "I did fhis and I did that" looooooool yeah it's been a loooong while.

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Stephan wrote:It's been a while since we've seen his kind around here, hasn't it? Almost makes me wistful for the olden days; the joy we had objectively and impersonally discussing the merits of the Beatles.. good times.
Funny how the Chelsea Girl hates Velvet Underground!

I don't think craftsmanship annuls art; actually, they coexist in many works. I agree with Nick that after the mid-60s, when some artists started to put thought into the concept of an album, it became less about marketing and more about expression to plenty. Pink Floyd post-Syd career basically depended of the album concept; Joanna Newsom and Arcade Fire were recording music with the format in mind in 2010 - an era that declared the album as a dead thing from the past. Some records are not tighten by a concept, but the cohesion is so strong that the album stands as a sole piece composed of many differing moments -- I'm thinking about some jazz records while typing this. Moreover, I always felt that lyrics by their own won't ever equal the impact or the inflammation of reason and emotion that a marvelous literary work might give to someone, but they compliment compositions to the point that the final effect is beyond borderline sublime; this combination is what makes popular music appealing to me. I feel that your opinions on lyrics, the album format, the way music is recorded, etc etc basically underline the reasons why you seem to enjoy so much the eras that are featured on your list; your taste created a niche for itself.

I think that the album is such a young invention; recorded music was a liable reality only in the last century. Classical composers created a whole culture of writing music, since it was the only way to secure the legacy of the pieces. More and more we discover new ways to produce music, to distribute. Just Imagine what a Mozart would do with recording music and online distribution; imagine how many 20th century classical composers must have felt when they discovered that they could record their own pieces or that they could experiment with noise or electronics and deconstruct our conceptions of what is music. Back to pop music, I love Captain Beefheart and when I found out that a good amount of the songs from Trout Mask Replica were born out of improvisation and whistling, I started not only to admire the final result further, but also the whole creative process; I feel the same with jazz music and its endless improvisations that pushed melodies to places never seen in music before. Music is always moving somewhere, moving along with fresh artists, growing legacies, moving along with new technologies. I feel like an artist who arranges his compositions with the "idea of the album" in mind is the equivalent to the ears of a painter whose paintings are currently being exposed in a gallery; you have good pieces, weaker pieces, masterpieces, sometimes all intertwined into a concept, into a natural rhythm, similar to all, that underlines the individuality of each and connects them; sometimes you have the exposition as a masterpiece of its own, an influential moment for the ages.

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Post by Henry » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:58 pm

When evaluating albums as cohesive units, one might want to consider two of the Who's gems: Tommy and Quadrophenia.

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Post by SavoyBG » Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:47 pm

Thankfully the digital era has started to put an end to the album as the main form of rock music. People nowadays just download the tracks they want rather than owning full albums.

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Post by Nassim » Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:51 pm

SavoyBG wrote:Thankfully the digital era has started to put an end to the album as the main form of rock music. People nowadays just download the tracks they want rather than owning full albums.
Yeah, 'cause nobody released singles in the past 30 years, that's true. And house or hip-hop early years didn't revolve around singles at all.

Anyway, I just find you pedantic, which is first quite obvious in the way you write to people.
I have no issue with someone prefering singles to albums and not wanting to listen to the same artist for a whole hour, but why wouldn't you accept that some artists took the opportunity to use the format as a mean to make art ?
I'm always annoyed by lists without hip-hop, punk or electronic music but I could have vaguely understood that and I have no issue either on having an all-time list leaning heavily toward a certain period, I probably have 2/3 of my all time 500 favorite songs released after 1988, but the fact that you excluded any (but one, and it's a freaking cover) song from the past 30 years seems to me like a pretentious move. It's not as if you liked genres that totally had disappeared 30 years ago, people still play rock, soul, pop, jazz, country... heck, lots of people on your list are still releasing music ! So it appears to me, and MAYBE this might be partly inconscious, you seem to deem songs less valuable solely based on the fact of their date of release.

Anyway, are you a real life version of Steve Buscemi in Ghost World ?

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Re: My 1,000 Favorite Songs of all Time

Post by nicolas » Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:14 pm

lol Nassim... By the way, how is your job interview doing?

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Re: My 1,000 Favorite Songs of all Time

Post by Henry » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:08 pm

Nassim wrote:
SavoyBG wrote:Thankfully the digital era has started to put an end to the album as the main form of rock music. People nowadays just download the tracks they want rather than owning full albums.
Yeah, 'cause nobody released singles in the past 30 years, that's true. And house or hip-hop early years didn't revolve around singles at all.

Anyway, I just find you pedantic, which is first quite obvious in the way you write to people.
I have no issue with someone prefering singles to albums and not wanting to listen to the same artist for a whole hour, but why wouldn't you accept that some artists took the opportunity to use the format as a mean to make art ?
I'm always annoyed by lists without hip-hop, punk or electronic music but I could have vaguely understood that and I have no issue either on having an all-time list leaning heavily toward a certain period, I probably have 2/3 of my all time 500 favorite songs released after 1988, but the fact that you excluded any (but one, and it's a freaking cover) song from the past 30 years seems to me like a pretentious move.
I understand that it is difficult to stop the initial annoyance, but please don't allow Savoy to stay under your skin for too long.

My conjecture is that Savoy is engaging in playful banter in a manner that is not so familiar to gen x and other post baby boomer generations.

Perhaps we should attempt to respond playfully to Savoy because it appears to me that Savoy has a very well developed appreciation of music from which we could benefit - as long as we don't get sidetracked by his overplayed condescension.

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Re: My 1,000 Favorite Songs of all Time

Post by Nassim » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:12 pm

nicolas wrote:lol Nassim... By the way, how is your job interview doing?
It's going quite fine, I think I'm going to get an offer for a job in Brussels next week. And I might get an offer to work for Amazon in Paris too, but I'm a bit less confident. And in case I got both... I'm not sure yet what I would chose !

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Re: My 1,000 Favorite Songs of all Time

Post by Henry » Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:30 pm

Nassim wrote:
nicolas wrote:lol Nassim... By the way, how is your job interview doing?
It's going quite fine, I think I'm going to get an offer for a job in Brussels next week. And I might get an offer to work for Amazon in Paris too, but I'm a bit less confident. And in case I got both... I'm not sure yet what I would chose !
Nassim - if you have any interest in locating in Silicon Valley, please let me know.

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Re: My 1,000 Favorite Songs of all Time

Post by SavoyBG » Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:34 pm

Nassim wrote:
SavoyBG wrote:Thankfully the digital era has started to put an end to the album as the main form of rock music. People nowadays just download the tracks they want rather than owning full albums.
Yeah, 'cause nobody released singles in the past 30 years, that's true. And house or hip-hop early years didn't revolve around singles at all.

Anyway, I just find you pedantic, which is first quite obvious in the way you write to people.
I have no issue with someone prefering singles to albums and not wanting to listen to the same artist for a whole hour, but why wouldn't you accept that some artists took the opportunity to use the format as a mean to make art ?
I'm always annoyed by lists without hip-hop, punk or electronic music but I could have vaguely understood that and I have no issue either on having an all-time list leaning heavily toward a certain period, I probably have 2/3 of my all time 500 favorite songs released after 1988, but the fact that you excluded any (but one, and it's a freaking cover) song from the past 30 years seems to me like a pretentious move. It's not as if you liked genres that totally had disappeared 30 years ago, people still play rock, soul, pop, jazz, country... heck, lots of people on your list are still releasing music ! So it appears to me, and MAYBE this might be partly inconscious, you seem to deem songs less valuable solely based on the fact of their date of release.

Anyway, are you a real life version of Steve Buscemi in Ghost World ?
Look, first off, I don't like the way that digital recordings sound. Secondly, I do like some punk, just not as much as I like 50s music, although there are a couple of punk records in my top 1,000. I'm a big fan of R&B vocal groups from the late 40s and 1950, which are probably unknown to most people around here. They never caught on overseas like other American music has. There's mothing pretentious about me not liking modern music much. I wish there were more things that I liked. And by the way, speaking of pedanticy "Penny Lane" by Elvis Costello is NOT a cover. It is a remake. A record is only technically a "cover" when it is a new version of a still current song that has been released to try and steal away some of the popularity of the song as it heads up the charts. Examples of covers would be "Tutti-Frutti" by Pat Boone and "Little Darlin'" by the Diamonds. When an act does a version of a years old song, that is NOT a cover, despite the fact that it is commonly referred to as such nowadays.



Do you know this record?

126 ¦ Hepno Beat ¦ Dynamic Hepnotics - 81

It's my favorite record of the past 39 years, since 1974.

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Re: My 1,000 Favorite Songs of all Time

Post by SavoyBG » Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:42 pm

Nassim wrote:
SavoyBG wrote:Thankfully the digital era has started to put an end to the album as the main form of rock music. People nowadays just download the tracks they want rather than owning full albums.
Yeah, 'cause nobody released singles in the past 30 years, that's true. And house or hip-hop early years didn't revolve around singles at all.

Anyway, I just find you pedantic, which is first quite obvious in the way you write to people.
I have no issue with someone prefering singles to albums and not wanting to listen to the same artist for a whole hour, but why wouldn't you accept that some artists took the opportunity to use the format as a mean to make art ?
I'm always annoyed by lists without hip-hop, punk or electronic music but I could have vaguely understood that and I have no issue either on having an all-time list leaning heavily toward a certain period, I probably have 2/3 of my all time 500 favorite songs released after 1988, but the fact that you excluded any (but one, and it's a freaking cover) song from the past 30 years seems to me like a pretentious move. It's not as if you liked genres that totally had disappeared 30 years ago, people still play rock, soul, pop, jazz, country... heck, lots of people on your list are still releasing music ! So it appears to me, and MAYBE this might be partly inconscious, you seem to deem songs less valuable solely based on the fact of their date of release.
The accusation in BOLD is ludicrous.

There's some modern records I like such as....

Love To Flirt - Mud Morganfield - 2012
Right Here In My Arms - Ray Collins - 2009
If Your Phone Don't Ring - Kevin Mark - 2008

This kind of stuff is really good:

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Re: My 1,000 Favorite Songs of all Time

Post by nicolas » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:14 pm

When the finger points to the moon, the imbecile looks at the finger.

We're pointing at your attitude and you respond with details about your musical tastes. I don't care about your musical tastes (even if I happen to like a lot r&b and rockabilly from the 50's) you can keep them to yourself as long as you're behaving like a pedantic and egocentric person, not showing any politeness and humanity. All you wanna do is give out your science like a bad teacher from the 50's (lol) who thinks he knows all and his pupils know nothing (and as a teacher, I can tell you that is the worst possible attitude).
I don't even want to look at your video. I like to talk music with nice people. I like to talk about music, but not with anyone.
Now continue ignoring every post about the real problem (your attitude) and respond with details on music.
You're not the villain because you're correcting people, but because of THE WAY you do it. With absolutely no concern for the people here.

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Re: My 1,000 Favorite Songs of all Time

Post by SavoyBG » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:11 am

nicolas wrote:When the finger points to the moon, the imbecile looks at the finger.

We're pointing at your attitude and you respond with details about your musical tastes. I don't care about your musical tastes (even if I happen to like a lot r&b and rockabilly from the 50's) you can keep them to yourself as long as you're behaving like a pedantic and egocentric person, not showing any politeness and humanity. All you wanna do is give out your science like a bad teacher from the 50's (lol) who thinks he knows all and his pupils know nothing (and as a teacher, I can tell you that is the worst possible attitude).
I don't even want to look at your video. I like to talk music with nice people. I like to talk about music, but not with anyone.
Now continue ignoring every post about the real problem (your attitude) and respond with details on music.
You're not the villain because you're correcting people, but because of THE WAY you do it. With absolutely no concern for the people here.
Henrik has no problem with me listing a bunch of songs where he has them listed in the wrong year. How come the rest of you are so sensitive about your mistakes?

A real dedicated music fan does not let someone's personality prevent them from discovering a record that do not know and would like.

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Re: My 1,000 Favorite Songs of all Time

Post by SavoyBG » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:12 am

nicolas wrote:I don't even want to look at your video.
Cut off your nose to spite your face.....YOU'LL SHOW ME !!!

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Re: My 1,000 Favorite Songs of all Time

Post by Henry » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:40 am

SavoyBG wrote:
Henrik has no problem with me listing a bunch of songs where he has them listed in the wrong year. How come the rest of you are so sensitive about your mistakes?

A real dedicated music fan does not let someone's personality prevent them from discovering a record that do not know and would like.

Savoy - as demonstrated yesterday, when you provided corrections to my 1982 listings, some of us can readily appreciate the value of your corrections. The clearly established fact that some folks do not take such corrections as gracefully as you would prefer, does not mean that you should continue engaging with arrogance. What exactly did your mother teach you :o

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