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The Original Songfactors' Choice Top Ten Lists 1 to 9

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I'd say the next Top Ten will be very hotly contested.

There's a lot of good songs nominated + a few that I don't know, which I'm seeking out.

I really don't need to nominate any because I can see some of my favorites there already, but here's my two, one from the 50s and one from the 80s:

You Send Me - Sam Cooke

Make Me Lose Control - Eric Carmen

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Aqualung - Jethro Tull

Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil

Burnin' Up - Madonna

Cecilia - Simon & Garfunkel

Don't Bring Me Down - ELO

Fooled Around And Fell In Love - Elvin Bishop

Gimme Shelter - Stones

I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash

I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor

It's My Life - The Animals

Jeremy - Pearl Jam

Jessica - The Allman Brothers Band

Just Like A Woman - Bob Dylan

Just What I Needed - The Cars

Let's Stay Together - Al Green

Life On Mars? - David Bowie

Lunatic Fringe - Red Rider

Make Me Lose Control - Eric Carmen

Me And Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin

Midlife Crisis - Faith No More

Night Moves - Bob Seger

Overkill - Men At Work

Rain Fall Down - The Rolling Stones

Respect - Aretha Franklin

Revolution - Beatles

Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin

Silver Springs - Fleetwood Mac

That's The Way Of The World - Earth, Wind and Fire

Time For Me To Fly - REO Speedwagon

Try A Little Tenderness - Otis Redding

Tupelo Honey - Van Morrison

Vasoline - Stone Temple Pilots

Weight, The - The Band

Well Respected Man, A - Kinks

Wooden Ships - Crosby, Stills & Nash

Would I Lie To You - The Eurythmics

You Send Me - Sam Cooke

You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC

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Hope I didn't miss any.

Please let me know if you find any errors.

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I inadvertantly tried to steal Edna's suggestion of "Try a Little Tenderness", so I will make a change to my suggestions...

Let's Stay Together - Al Green

Wooden Ships - Crosby, Stills & Nash

I'd also like to remind everyone that we are trying to compile Songfacts for the following songs. Anything little fact you can think of would be great. Who wrote it, remakes of it by other artists, meanings behind it, movies or TV shows it's been in...anything at all would be much appreciated. Just think, if we get our favorite songs on the main site, maybe we can turn others onto our fabulous musical tastes. :thumbsup:

HIGHWAY STAR - DEEP PURPLE

GOOD LOVIN' - THE RASCALS

HERE COMES THE NIGHT - THEM

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Because dear 55 wants some '80's nominations, he can count on me..I still turn the radio up when these come on:

Would I Lie To You - The Eurythmics

Burnin' Up - Madonna

Thanks Jenny. You just made me think of one of my 80s favorites, which I've nominated - turn the radio up for that sweet sound

hold me close never let me go

keep this feelin' alive

Make me lose control

I sure don't know that Madonna song that you twins do though. :grin:

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HIGHWAY STAR - DEEP PURPLE

GOOD LOVIN' - THE RASCALS

HERE COMES THE NIGHT - THEM

I don't know much about the first one Peaches, except that it rocks, but I'm sure we'll be able to help ! It'll be great to have songs we've chosen added to the Songfacts data base.

:)

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I may be too late 55, but here are my two. To be honest almost every song I've thought of is here. So I'll go with my today favorites:

Roadhouse Blues ~ The Doors

Captain Jack ~ Billy Joel

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Old55 wrote:

Thanks Brad ! I completely forgot about different browser settings. Young 55 has his the same. Of course it's alright for you young whippersnappers with good eyesight.

I think I'll be getting bifocals soon.

It's not a browser setting that I changed, Darryl.

It's the SongFacts display setting.

It doesn't change the size of the graphics or the text, so you would see the posts exactly as you do now but you can scroll through more on one page.

> click on: my fusion

> click on: control panel

> click on: display settings

> change the number for "replies per page" to 50 or whatever you like.

> click on: proceed at the bottom of the page.

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Darryl, songfacts about Good Lovin' by the Rascals

In 1965 Felix Cavaliere of the Young Rascals was listening to a New York "soul" station, when he heard the Olympics song Good Lovin'. The Olympics were a novelty/doo-wop group who had hits with Peanut Butter, Western Movies and Hully Gully. Good Lovin' was a minor hit for them.

The Rascals liked it and played a sped up version at their live performances. They recorded the song for Atlantic Records, but did not like the outcome. But famed producer Tom Dowd loved the rawness of it and that version was released.It was a huge #1 hit in 1966.

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Gee thanks Brad ! It's like a whole new world; there's all sorts of things there I didn't know about. I didn't know you could set the time for a particular zone either. I always thought it was just set to a "standard" Songfacts site time.

I've just set it to 50 now and that's going to make it much easier to edit Lists, not having to go back to previous pages. You're a beauty Mate.

:)

Thanks Batman, RT and CeeCee. I'll update the Noninations list soon.

Looking good, isn't it !

:)

Thanks Phil ! That's great. Peaches is going to add that info to the Songfacts Site. She'll be really pleased with that.

:)

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I inadvertantly tried to steal Edna's suggestion of "Try a Little Tenderness"

No, no, no, Peachy... it was me who stole your idea, you reminded me of that great song in another thread. :bow:

Next week I´ll suggest:

"To love somebody", Bee Gees.

"96 Tears", ? & the Mysterians.

But I believe we still have to vote for the Top ten, don´t we, oldfif?

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"Rules" are always best when kept to a minimum, but how about - for the sake of variety - we don't nominate any songs that are currently in the Songfacts Official Daily or Weekly Top Tens. What do you think ?

Aqualung - Jethro Tull

Autobahn - Kraftwerk

Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil

Burnin' Up - Madonna

Captain Jack - Billy Joel

Cecilia - Simon & Garfunkel

Don't Bring Me Down - ELO

Feel Good Inc. - Gorillaz

Fooled Around And Fell In Love - Elvin Bishop

Gimme Shelter- Stones

I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash

I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor

It's My Life - The Animals

Jeremy - Pearl Jam

Jessica - The Allman Brothers Band

Just Like A Woman - Bob Dylan

Just What I Needed - The Cars

Let's Stay Together - Al Green

Life On Mars? - David Bowie

Lunatic Fringe - Red Rider

Make Me Lose Control - Eric Carmen

Me And Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin

Midlife Crisis - Faith No More

Night Moves - Bob Seger

Overkill - Men At Work

Rain Fall Down - The Rolling Stones

Respect - Aretha Franklin

Revolution - Beatles

Roadhouse Blues - The Doors

Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin

Silver Springs - Fleetwood Mac

That's The Way Of The World - Earth, Wind and Fire

Time For Me To Fly - REO Speedwagon

Try A Little Tenderness - Otis Redding

Tupelo Honey - Van Morrison

Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers

Vasoline - Stone Temple Pilots

Weight, The - The Band

Well Respected Man, A - Kinks

Wooden Ships - Crosby, Stills & Nash

Would I Lie To You - The Eurythmics

You Send Me - Sam Cooke

You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC

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But I believe we still have to vote for the Top ten, don´t we, oldfif?

Dear Edna, we haven't closed the nominations for the current Top Ten yet. I'm like you - I have a page full of ones I'd like to nominate ! I was going to nominate "Drive" this week, but Katie put on another Cars' song "Just What I Needed" so I'll probably use it as one of mine next time.

;)

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FOR DEAR PEACHES. :)

More on the (Young) Rascals/ Good Lovin' : US #1, UK -. They were called The Young Rascals at that time. I should have shown that in the Top 10.

Felix Cavaliere and the two other founding members Eddie Brigatti and Gene Cornish were formerly members of Joey Dee and the Starliters(Peppermint Twist). Dino Danelli joined the trio as their regular drummer shortly after.

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Here Comes The Night / Them: US #24, UK #2.

The song was written by U.S. songwriter/producer Bert Berns (A.K.A. Bert Russell) who also co-wrote Twist And Shout/ Isley Brothers, later covered by the Beatles and Hang On Sloopy/ The McCoys.

He worked with Them and Lulu (To Sir With Love) in London in the early 60s. In fact Lulu's version of Here Comes The Night was the orginal, being released in late 1964. Them's was released 3 months later but quickly outsold Lulu's. BOTH versions were produced by Bert Berns and released on the SAME label, Decca.

I'm sure Van Morrison is well documented in Songfacts, so we'll just say the Group was formed in Belfast 1963, and broke up in 1966 when Morrison went solo and went to work with Bert Berns in the U.S. (only briefly because Berns died in 1967).

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Gee I've waffled there. Might be a couple of things you can use Peaches....Lulu doing the original version...written by the same guy who co-wrote Twist And Shout (as Bert Russell)and Hang On Sloopy.

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I´d love to submitt some facts for "Highway Star" but I find strictly nothing. :P I was looking in some old magazines, reading the "Machine Head" reviews and some interviews with the band but no interesting facts...

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I just read the songfacts to "Cecilia". There was claimed, that the song is about a cheating girlfriend, but I always thought this is too obvious to be right.

In contract to the obvious interpretations of the song, the more likely interpretation is that the song is about the trials of writing music, how when faced with a creative roadblock the Muse Cecilia is absent, and how jubilant it is when the Muse returns.

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Please do post them Katie ! I'm very interested.

I like the 10 minute version of "Cowgirl In The Sand". :thumbsup:

It sure is different to the other ones I've heard. We might re-nominate it again sometime ! Nothing to stop us doing that.

Hi Edna and Farin. :)

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NOMINATIONS FOR TOP TEN #2 will be closing very soon !!!

Don't miss out on having your say in our Songfactors Choice Top Ten. :P

It's not "Cliquey". ANY Songfacts Members can nominate two songs that aren't in the regular Daily or Weekly Top Tens, and then vote for their Top Ten when nominations close.

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I'm not sure about this, but do you think you missed a song, OldFif? Because I counted 43 and I thought that you'd have them in an even number seeing that everyone is nominating two each.

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