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The Original Songfactors' Choice Top Ten Lists 1 to 9

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Fat Bottomed Girls-Queen

Tainted Love-Soft Cell

C'mon if someone is allowed to nominate Every Rose Has Its Thorn, I should be allowed to nominate those two. :P

Good songs jman !

I like Every Rose Has It's Thorn too. Just couldn't squeeze it into my last Top Ten.

Tainted Love is the consumate 80s Pop Song, and just about anything by Queen is good.

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Chart #3 Wednesday 12th April 2006

3. TO LOVE SOMEBODY - THE BEE GEES, US #17, UK #41.

5. TEXAS FLOOD - STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN, US -, UK -.

These are the only two songs that don't have Songfacts. If we love the songs enough to have them chart on our top ten, they deserve Songfacts. Thanks! :grin:

Hi Peaches ! Sorry, I can't find too much on these songs in my books. Where are all of our Champion Googlers ?

:P

+ These from Chart #4 Wednesday 19th April 2006

1. HUSH - DEEP PURPLE (1968) US #4, UK #62 in 1988. Lifted from first U.K. Album "Shades Of Deep Purple". Song written by Joe South ("Games People Play", etc).

5. WOULDN'T IT BE NICE - THE BEACH BOYS (1966) US #8, UK - (B side there of "God Only Knows" which was a #2 Hit). From their famous "Pet Sounds" Album. Song written by Brian Wilson and Tony Asher.

Can some of our knowledgable Songfactors please help ?

:help: :)

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The Kinks really deserve to have one of their great songs in the Top and Waterloo Sunset is one of the finest pop songs ever. It may seem I have nominated it because Old 55 has mentioned it, but, in fact, it was my proposition for this week.

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And a great nomination it was animal. :coolio:

PLEASE NOMINATE FOR TOP TEN #5 NOW. CLOSING VERY SOON !!!

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HERE'S OUR CURRENT TOP TEN FOR WEEK ENDING WEDNESDAY 19TH APRIL

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1. HUSH - DEEP PURPLE

2. SUITE: JUDY BLUE EYES - CROSBY, STILLS AND NASH

3. BORN TO BE WILD - STEPPENWOLF

4. LONELY TEARDROPS - JACKIE WILSON

5. WOULDN'T IT BE NICE - THE BEACH BOYS

6. FEELIN' ALRIGHT - JOE COCKER

7. PROUD MARY - CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL

8. DEAD FLOWERS - THE ROLLING STONES

9. UNDER PRESSURE - QUEEN AND DAVID BOWIE

10.DRIFT AWAY - DOBIE GRAY

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Wohoo, Steppenwolf made it in the Top3 :rockon:

Thanks for the Samantha Fox, Darryl!

And here are my new nominations:

Heart Shaped Box ~ Nirvana

Enjoy The Silence ~ Depeche Mode

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Songfacts (please tell me if these are incorrect):

Hush - Deep Purple

'Hush' is a cover of a song by Joe South. Released in 1968 to huge success in the US (but not the UK)

Track taken from their acclaimed debut album 'Shades Of Deep Purple', released in September 1968.

The album reached #24 on the Billboard Album Chart in the US.

On the strength of this album, Deep Purple were booked to support Cream on their 'Goodbye' tour but were kicked off the tour for alledgedly upstaging the main act.

Wouldn't It Be Nice - The Beach Boys

Brian Wilson descibed this song as: "what children everywhere go through... wouldn't it be nice if we were older, or could run away and get married".

Brian Wilson: "Listen for the rockin' accordions and the ethereal guitars in the introduction. Tony and I had visualized a scene. We had a feeling in our hearts, like a vibration. We put it into music, and it found its way onto tape. We really felt good about that record."

Featured in advertisements in Australia - One for Cadbury's chocolate (wouldn't it be nice if the world was Cadbury's) and one for the Lottery (wouldn't it be nice to win a million).

Originally the B-side of 'God Only Knows', it became a single and top ten hit in its own right.

To Love Somebody - The Bee Gees

Written by Barry Gibb and Robin Gibb.

Australian Charts: #6

Single from the album 'Bee Gees 1st' released 14th July 1967.

Album peaked at #7 on Billboard Album Chart (US).

Covered most notably by The Flying Burrito Brothers, Janis Joplin, Nina Simone, The Animals and Tom Jones.

Info from wikipedia, answers.com, allmusic guide.

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ok Darryl. Since my original 2 thoughts for nominations are already here, and different songs by some of the same bands are here, I had to go back to my lista. Two totally different directions:

Faries Wear Boots ~ Black Sabbath

Sister Christian ~ America///disregard this Darryl...It was 5:30, I was sleeping!

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Sister Christian is by Night Ranger. America's song with Sister in the title is Sister Golden Hair. I sincerely hope you mean Sister Golden Hair. ;)

Good Lord excuse my sleep clouded little mind! :crazy:

America was the band. (one of my methods) Sister Golden Hair should have been the song! So...

Faries Wear Boots ~ Black Sabbath

Sister Golden Hair ~ America

Two totally different directions indeed! :doh: :doh:

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Well that's totally messed up my Top Ten. :)

Too many good nominations again ! This will be very tough. I'll have to bump a few good songs that I'd normally include.

We're headed to the beach for the day, so I'll leave nominations open for about another 11 or 12 hours.

:headphones:

Thanks Katie for the songs information. :thumbsup:

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NOMINATIONS FOR TOP TEN #5 NOW FINAL. PLEASE VOTE AWAY !

Could you all please put numbers in front of the songs ? It might sound funny, but when I see a number, the points register in my mind straight away. I don't use a calculator. (Now you'll demand recounts).

American Woman - The Guess Who

Bell Bottom Blues - Derek And The Dominos

Black Queen - Stephen Stills

Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations

Crazy Love- Van Morrison

Dreams - Fleetwood Mac

Drive - The Cars

Enjoy The Silence - Depeche Mode

Faries Wear Boots - Black Sabbath

Fat Bottomed Girls - Queen

Forever Young - Alphaville

Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana

Hello It's Me - Todd Rundgren

How Soon is Now - The Smiths

In My Life - The Beatles

Invisible Sun - The Police

Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd

Kodachrome - Paul Simon

Let's Go Crazy - Prince

Letter, The - The Boxtops

Lion Sleeps Tonight, The - The Tokens

Love Hurts - Nazareth

Love Man - Otis Redding

Love Rears Its Ugly Head - Living Colour

Love Rollercoaster - The Ohio Players

Low Rider - War

Message, The - Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five

Midnight Confessions - The Grass Roots

One Of These Nights - The Eagles

Papa Was A Rollin' Stone - The Temptations

Peg - Steely Dan

People are Strange - The Doors

Purple Rain - Prince

Rapture - Blondie

Sister Golden Hair - America

Slippery People - Talking Heads

Starman - David Bowie

Statesboro Blues - The Allman Brothers Band

Sunshine (Go Away Today) - Jonathan Edwards

Tainted Love - Soft Cell

Tell Mama - Etta James

That's The Way - Led Zeppelin

There Goes Another Love Song - Outlaws

Turn The Page - Bob Seger

Urgent - Foreigner

Wasn't Born To Follow - The Byrds

Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks

Wear Your Love Like Heaven - Donovan

What Is Hip? - Tower of Power

When Love Comes To Town - U2 & BB King

White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane

White Room - Cream

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If any of our "regulars" missed nominating, they're still welcome to vote. Also I see psychocatholic is back and he's invited to submit his Ten from the above List too. Welcome home Paul.

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1. Enjoy The Silence - Depeche Mode

2. Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana

3. American Woman - The Guess Who

4. Message, The - Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five

5. People Are Strange ~ The Doors

6. White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane

7. Fat Bottomed Girls - Queen

8. Forever Young - Alphaville

9. In My Life - The Beatles

10.Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks

I have to say, every week it's getting harder and harder...

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