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The Original Songfactors' Choice Top Ten Lists 1 to 9

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1. Silver Springs ~ Fleetwood Mac

2. Night Moves ~ Bob Seger

3. Respect ~ Aretha Franklin

4. You Shook Me All Night Long ~ AC/DC

5. The Weight ~ The Band

6. Little Willy ~ Sweet

7. Cecelia ~ Simon and Garfunkle

8. Make Me Lose Control ~ Eric Carmen

9. Time For Me To Fly ~ REO Speedwagon

10. Don't Bring Me Down ~ Bad Company

I'm sooo glad someone nominated "Respect." I was horrified when I noticed it wasn't on the last list!

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Heart Of Gold - Neil Young

Long Train Running - The Doobie Brothers

Do It Again - Steely Dan

Green River - C.C.R.

Kodachrome - Paul Simon

Free Ride - The Edgar Winter Group

Brother Louie - Stories

Refugee - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Woodstock - Matthews Southern Comfort

Fireball - Deep Purple

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5. Foooled Around And Fell In Love - Elvin Bishop

55, I can't remember if I ever told the story about my meeting with Elvin Bishop... let me know if I haven't, and I'll regale you with it. :grin:

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A lot of good ones here. Here are my top ten

1.Unchained Melody

2.Respect

3.Might Moves

4.The Weight

5.Lets Stay Together

6.Revolution

7.Thunderstruck

8.Cecilia

9.It's My Life

10.Don't Bring Me Down

rtstuff

Thunderstruck in WV.

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Sorry, Laurie. You're absolutely right. I haven't been on Songfacts for quite some time and I'm afraid I did not read enough of the thread before posting. OOPS!! So let's try it again!!

Night Moves - Bob Seger

Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones

Jessica - The Allman Brothers Band

Rock & Roll - Led Zeppelin

I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash

Revolution - The Beatles

Would I Lie To You - The Eurythmics

Little Willy - The Sweet

Cecilia - Simon & Garfunkel

You Send Me - Sam Cooke

:doh: :doh: :doh:

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No Shawna - you haven't told me about that. :)

I just looked at your #10 song, "Don't Bring Me Down". I don't know the Bad Company one? Katie nominated the E.L.O. song (Grooos or whatever they sing).

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1. It's My Life - The Animals

2. Try A Little Tenderness - Otis Redding

3. Just Like A Woman - Bob Dylan

4. Aqualung - Jethro Tull

5. Let's Stay Together - Al Green

6. Tupelo Honey - Van Morrison

7. Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones

8. Would I Lie To You - The Eurythmics

9. Lunatic Fringe - Red Rider

10.Cecelia - Simon & Garfunkel

This one was really tough! It was excruciating to narrow down the list.

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Shawna, I haven't heard the story either!

My picks for this week:

1. Don't Bring Me Down - ELO

2. Just What I Needed - The Cars

3. Ceceila - Simon & Garfunkel

4. Night Moves - Bob Seger

5. Revolution - The Beatles

6. Life On Mars? - David Bowie

7. Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil

8. Little Willy - The Sweet

9. Rock & Roll - Led Zeppelin

10. Roadhouse Blues - The Doors

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Here's mine:

1. You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC

2. Just What I Needed - The Cars

3. Rock And Roll - Led Zeppelin

4. Time For Me To Fly - REO Speedwagon

5. Little Willy - Sweet

6. Lunatic Fringe - Red Ryder

7. Night Moves - Bob Seger

8. Don't Bring Me Down - Electric Light Orchestra

9. I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash

10. Roadhouse Blues - The Doors

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1- Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones

2- Try a little tenderness - Otis Reding

3- Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin

4- Night moves - Bob Seger

5- I will survive - Gloria Gaynor

6- Just what I needed - Cars

7- Let´s stay together - Al Green

8- Revolution - Beatles

9- Just like a woman - Bob Dylan

10- Don´t bring me down - ELO

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1. Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin

2. Respect - Aretha Franklin

3. Jessica - Allman Bros

4. Gimme Shelter - Stones

5. Me and Bobby McGee - Janis

6. Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Redding

7. The Weight - the Band

8. Aqualung - Jethro Tull

9. Unchained Melody - Righteous Bros

10. Wooden Ships - Crosby, Stills & Nash

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Well we have 10 Top Tens in already - 15 to go. :coolio:

Brad sent me an interesting message on (The) Sweet.

"I noticed that you put 'the' in front of 'Sweet' ?

Are they known as 'The Sweet' overseas?

Here in the U.S. they are known as just Sweet. Michael Tucker and Brian Connolly first formed Sweetshop, which they later shortened to just Sweet.

All of their original albums on RCA records and Polydor records in the U.S. were released as Sweet.

A few compilation albums put out by other labels in later years released them as 'The Sweet' on import albums."

Many of you would probably say "who cares?", but Brad and I are kindred souls, and he's quite correct. Sweet, shortened from Sweetshop it should be - but we've always called them The Sweet here in Australia.

It's funny how some Artists and Songs get name changes in different countries. I thought of that when "Nicknameless" nominated Sky High - Jigsaw, a U.K. release originally.

We already had an Australian Band called Jigsaw, so the single was released here as by "British Jigsaw".

JUST to complicate it further (if you're still reading this) the song was used over the opening credits of a 1975 movie titled in the U.K. and Australia "The Man From Hong Kong". In the U.S. it was retitled "The Dragon Flies".

I've gotta get a life.

:jester:

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A lot of great songs to choose, so it´s been a hard decision, but here are my ten:

1 Gimme Danger, Little Stranger - Iggy & The Stooges

2 Creep - Stone Temple Pilots

3 Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones

4 The Weight - The Band

5 Me & Bobby Mcgee- Janis

6 Aqualung - Jethro Tull

7 Just Like A Woman - Dylan

8 Jessica - Allman Bros

9 Roadhouse Blues- Doors

10 Tupelo Honey- Van Morrison

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1. Midlife Crisis - Faith No More

2. You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC

3. Jeremy - Pearl Jam

4. Vasoline - Stone Temple Pilots

5. Aqualung - Jethro Tull

6. Cecilia - Simon & Garfunkel

7. Roadhouse Blues - The Doors

8. Creep - Stone Temple Pilots

9. Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin

10. Rain Fall Down - The Rolling Stones

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The Weight - The Band

Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers

Revolution - The Beatles

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

Night Moves - Bob Seger

Fooled Around And Fell In Love - Elvin Bishop

Cecilia - Simon & Garfunkel

Just Like A Woman - Bob Dylan

Tupelo Honey - Van Morrison

Wooden Ships - Crosby, Stills & Nash

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1. Jeremy ~ Pearl Jam

2. Cecilia ~ Simon & Garfunkel

3. You shook me all night long ~ AC/DC

4. Aqualung ~ Jethro Tull

5. Creep ~ Stone Temple Pilots

6. I can see clearly now ~ Johnny Nash

7. Gimme Shelter ~ Stones

8. Autobahn ~ Kraftwerk

9. Respect ~ Aretha Franklin

10. Rock and Roll ~ Led Zeppelin

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I just looked at your #10 song, "Don't Bring Me Down". I don't know the Bad Company one? Katie nominated the E.L.O. song (Grooos or whatever they sing).

you are quite correct, 55. I'm a dork. ELO's version it is. :grin:

No Shawna - you haven't told me about that. :)

okay, so I'll name drop and give you the story. :grin:

Waaaaaaaay back when I was 21, my friend and I went to a bar. We got ourselves a table and I eventually got up to use the restroom. When I got back, there were three or four men sitting at the table with my friend. They were all very slovenly looking, and not at all attractive. I sat back down and was introduced to these men, who proceeded to buy us drinks the rest of the evening. They were really very nice guys, interesting and fun. A little later in the evening, one of them tried to get my friend and I out to his car to... partake in an illegal substance. We both declined. They eventually left.

The next morning we read in the paper where the Elvin Bishop show was cancelled that night because Mr. Bishop was in jail after having been caught doing cocaine in his car in the parking lot of the very bar we had been at. Naturally, the accompanying photo was of the man at our table from the night before. Surprise, surprise. He had given us a false name. :crazy:

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Shawna, you're not a dork, you're a good girl. I would hope my daughters would have done the same.

We might call him Evil Bishop. Lead guitarists are all like that of course ( just ask a bass guitarist ).

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1. Revolution

2. Aqualung

3. Fooled Around and Fell In Love

4. Gimme shelter

5. Let's Stay together

6. Rock and Roll

7. Unchained Melody

8. The Weight

9. Respect

10. Captain Jack

BTW...can you type out the word "respect" without singing r-e-s-p-e-c-t???

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