Tablet Magazine - Top 100 Jewish Songs (2010)

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Tablet Magazine - Top 100 Jewish Songs (2010)

Post by StevieFan13 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:56 pm

This is an interesting one. Partially because it also incorporates traditional Jewish songs in addition to more popular recordings. I noted artists where possible, or most famous versions - in a lot of cases, they don't specify which version they're referring to, and a lot of them are traditional. And man, if this counts, this'll boost the pre-1900s/early-1900s count significantly.
http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/54218/t ... o-the-list
1. Judy Garland - “Over the Rainbow” (1939)
2. “Hava Nagila” (1918) (I don't know if we can cite specific versions, but man, Dick Dale's is epic)
3. Bob Dylan - “Highway 61 Revisited” (1965)
4. “Kol Nidre” (13th century)
5. Samuel Cohen (songwriter) - “Hatikvah” (1888)
6. Al Jolson - “My Mammy” (1918)
7. “Shema Yisrael” (19th century)
8. Bing Crosby - “White Christmas” (1942)
9. The Ronettes - “Be My Baby” (1963)
10. George and Ira Gershwin (songwriters) - “I Got Rhythm” (1930)
11. “Adon Olam” (11th century)
12. Irving Berlin (songwriter) - “God Bless America” (1938)
13. “The Internationale” (1871)
14. Ramones - “Blitzkrieg Bop” (1976)
15. “Avinu Malkeinu” (1st century)
16. Billie Holiday - “Strange Fruit” (1936)
17. Sacha Baron-Cohen - “In My Country There Is Problem (Throw the Jew Down the Well)” (2004)
18. Chet Baker - “My Funny Valentine” (1937)
19. Jacob Sandler (songwriter) - “Eli, Eli” (1896)
20. Groucho Marx - “I’m Against It” (1932)
21. Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II (songwriters), Paul Robeson (most famous version) - “Ol’ Man River” (1927)
22. Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock (songwriters), Zero Mostel (original performer) - “If I Were a Rich Man” (1964)
23. Nurit Hirsh - “Oseh Shalom” (1974)
24. “Der Heyser Bulgar” (1923)
25. Leonard Cohen - “Hallelujah” (1984) (the article says 1981)
26. The Drifters - “On Broadway” (1963)
27. George Gershwin (songwriter), Anne Brown (original performer) - “Summertime” (1935)
28. Solomon Halevi Alkabetz (songwriter) - “Lekha Dodi” (16th century)
29. The Andrews Sisters - “Bei Mir Bist Du Shein” (1932)
30. Jackie Deshannon - “What the World Needs Now Is Love” (1965)
31. “Dayeinu” (9th century)
32. Lou Reed - “I Wanna Be Black” (1978)
33. Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim (songwriters), Carol Lawrence (original performer) - “Somewhere” (1957)
34. Ofra Haza - “Im Nin’alu” (1968) (her version is from 1984)
35. Run-DMC (feat. Aerosmith) - “Walk This Way” (1986)
36. Barbra Streisand - “The Way We Were” (1973)
37. Gene Autry - “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (1948)
38. Abraham Goldfaden (songwriter) - “Rozhinkes mit Mandlen” (1882)
39. “Mayim Mayim” (1946)
40. Nat "King" Cole - “Nature Boy” (1947)
41. Sophie Tucker - “Some of These Days” (1910)
42. Aaron Lebedeff - “Rumania” (1925)
43. Aretha Franklin - “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” (1966)
44. “Los Bilbilicos” (Medieval Spain) (cited versions by Carolyn Hester [1960] and Richard Farina)
45. Bob Dylan - “Talkin’ Hava Negiliah Blues” (1963)
46. Big Mama Thornton - “Hound Dog” (1952)
47. Pete Seeger and the Weavers - “Tzena, Tzena” (1951)
48. Irving Berlin (songwriter) - “There’s No Business Like Show Business” (1946)
49. The Righteous Brothers - “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” (1964)
50. Debbie Friedman - “Lechi Lach” (1986)
51. Moyshe Oysher - “Mein Shtetele Belz” (1932)
52. Maxwell Anderson and Kurt Weill (songwriters) - “September Song” (1938)
53. Beastie Boys - “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” (1987)
54. Alexander Olshanetsky (songwriter) - “Ich Hob Dich Tzu Fil Lieb” (1934)
55. Aretha Franklin - “I Say a Little Prayer” (1967)
56. Bing Crosby - “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” (1932)
57. “I Have a Little Dreidel” (20th century)
58. Milk & Honey - “Hallelujah” (1979)
59. “Oifn Pripitchik” (1899)
60. Neil Diamond - “America” (1980)
61. Carly Simon - “You’re So Vain” (1972)
62. Rodgers and Hart (songwriters) - “Manhattan” (1925)
63. “La Rosa Enflorece” (16th century)
64. Gershon Kingsley - “Popcorn” (1969)
65. Pat Boone - “Exodus (This Land Is Mine)” (1960)
66. Poogy - “Yo Ya” (1973)
67. Adam Sandler - “The Chanukah Song” (1994)
68. Barry Manilow - “Copacabana” (1978)
69. Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin - “Je T’aime … Moi Non Plus” (1969)
70. Molli Picon - “Yidl Mitn Fidl” (1936)
71. Sophie Tucker - “My Yiddishe Mamme” (1925)
72. Naomi Shemer - “Yerushalayim Shel Zahav” (1967)
73. Billy Murray (if that's who we count here) - “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” (1908)
74. Allan Sherman - “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (A Letter From Camp)” (1963)
75. Parliament - “Flash Light” (1977)
76. Paul Simon - “Still Crazy After All These Years” (1975)
77. Yitzchak Rabin - “Shir LaShalom” (1969)
78. Miriam Makeba - “Pata Pata” (1967)
79. Matisyahu - “King Without a Crown” (2004)
80. “Di Griene Cusiene” (1920s)
81. Madonna - “Ray of Light” (1998)
82. “Tumbalalaika”
83. Amy Winehouse - “Rehab” (2006)
84. “A Brivele Der Mammen” (1932)
85. KISS - “Rock and Roll All Nite” (1975)
86. Kinky Friedman - “They Ain’t Making Jews Like Jesus Anymore” (1974)
87. Billy Joel - “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)” (1977)
88. Mosh Ben Ari (songwriter) - “Od Yavo Shalom Aleinu” (1998)
89. Slim Gaillard - “Dunkin’ Bagel” (1946)
90. Lipps, Inc. - “Funkytown” (1980)
91. “Bashana Haba’ah” (1968)
92. Fanny Brice - “Second Hand Rose” (1921)
93. Sammy Davis Jr. - “I’ve Gotta Be Me” (1968)
94. Bob Dylan - “Neighborhood Bully” (1983)
95. Laura Nyro - “Eli’s Coming” (1968)
96. Tom Lehrer - “National Brotherhood Week” (1965)
97. The Klezmatics - “This Undoing World” (1997)
98. Randy Newman - “Dixie Flyer” (1988)
99. Nellie Casman - “Joseph, Joseph” (1923)
100. Beck - “Loser” (1993)
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Re: Tablet Magazine - Top 100 Jewish Songs (2010)

Post by StevieFan13 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:00 am

Poogy, by the way, is another name for Kaveret (Poogy is their international name, since their first album's called Poogy Tales)
Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand - Sir Duke (1976)

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