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Songfactor's Choice #252

1. Lady Jane - Rolling Stones (1966) 58

2. A Song For You - Leon Russell (1970) 52

3. When Love Comes To Town - U2 & BB King (1988) 47

4. How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees (1977) 45

4. Radio Song - REM (1991) 45

6. Soft Parade, The - The Doors (1969) 44

7. Have You Seen Her Face - The Byrds (1967) 40

8. River - Joni Mitchell (1971) 38

9. Sweet Painted Lady - Elton John 36

10. I Fought the Law - The Clash (1977) 35

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11. Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show - Neil Diamond (1969) 34

11. If - Pink Floyd (1970) 34

13. Allison Road - Gin Blossoms (1994) 33

13. White Flag - Dido (2003) 33

15. Hard Pill To Swallow - Keef Hartley Band (1972) 30

16. There's No Way Out Of Here - David Gilmour (1978) 29

17. $1,000 Wedding - Gram Parsons (1974) 28

18. Word Up! - Cameo (1986) 24

19. Forty Days and Forty Nights - Muddy Waters (1956) 23

19. My Prerogative - Bobby Brown (1988) 23

21. I'm A Stranger Here - Five Man Electrical Band (1972) 22

21. Shock of the Lightning, The - Oasis (2008) 22

23. Bad Boys Running Wild - Scorpions (1984) 20

24. Summer Side Of Life - Gordon Lightfoot (1971) 19

25. Another Useless Day - Heads Hands & Feet (1973)) 16

26. Sister Europe - Psychedelic Furs (1980) 15

26. Where Are We Runnin'? - Lenny Kravitz (2004) 15

28. Driftwood - The Moody Blues (1978) 12

29. Rocks and Daggers - Noah and the Whale (2008) 11

30. Cameras - Matt and Kim (2010) 9

30. Debris - Ronnie Lane and Slim Chance 9

30. Shoorah Shoorah - Betty Wright (1974) - 9

33. Used To Be - Beach House (2009) 4

34. Thoughts of You - Dennis Wilson (1977) 3

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The Songfactors' Choice Top Ten #253

1. Tequila Sunrise - Eagles (1973) 70

2. Delta Lady - Joe Cocker (1969) 58

3. I Want to Take You Higher – Sly & The Family Stone (1969) 46

4. Galveston - Glen Campbell (1969) 46

5. Mother Goose - Jethro Tull (1971) 45

6. Holding Back the Years - Simply Red (1985) 41

7. Wishing Well - Terence Trent D'Arby (1987) 41

8. Laid - James (1993) 41

9. Pale Shelter - Tears For Fears (1983) 41

10. Boom, Like That - Mark Knopfler (2004) 39

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Boom Boom Mancini - Warren Zevon (1987) 39

South City Midnight Lady - The Doobie Brothers (1973) 37

Help Me Make It Through The Night - Sammi Smith (1971) 33

Sail On Sailor - The Beach Boys (1973) 33

No Ordinary Love - Sade (1992) 31

Song And Dance – Heads Hands & Feet (1972) 30

634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.) - Wilson Pickett (1966) 29

Mockingbird - Inez and Charlie Foxx (1963) 29

Super Duper Love (Are You Diggin' On Me?) Pt. 1 - Joss Stone (2003) 29

Reasons for Waiting - Jethro Tull (1969) 28

No More Tears - Ozzy Osbourne (1992) 23

Big Bang, The - Rock Mafia (2010) 22

Coney Island Baby - Lou Reed (1975) 22

Rivers of Babylon - The Melodians (1967) 22

Are You Happy - Beau Brummels (1967) 20

Be Without You - Mary J Blige (2005) 20

Cotton Mouth - Seals and Crofts (1970) 20

El Scorcho- Weezer (1996) 20

Save Room - John Legend (2006) 20

I Love How You Love Me - Bryan Ferry - (1973) 17

Rope - Foo Fighters (2011) 17

Gigantic - Pixies (1988) 11

Cut Your Hair- Pavement (1994) 10

Sailing - Sutherland Brothers (1972) 9

Area Codes - Ludacris ft. Nate Dogg 6

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The Songfactors' Choice Top Ten #254

1. Make It With You - Bread (1970) 66

2. Graceland - Paul Simon (1986) 62

3. Livin' On The Edge - Aerosmith (1993) 54

4. Watching The River Run - Loggins & Messina (1973) 46

5. Country Girl - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (1970) 42

6. Dead Skunk - Loudon Wainwright III (1972) 37

7. Girls Talk - Dave Edmunds (1979) 37

8. Mandolin Rain - Bruce Hornsby (1986) 37

9. I’ve Got A Feeling – The Beatles (1970) 34

10. Come On Baby Let's Go Downtown – Neil Young & Crazy Horse (1975 / recorded live 1970) 33

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Am I The Same Girl - Swing Out Sister (1992) 33

Daysleeper- R.E.M. (1998) 32

For Yasgur's Farm - Mountain (1970) 31

Too Late for Goodbyes - Julian Lennon (1984) 31

Rainy Day Man - James Taylor (1968) 30

Soulful Strut - Young-Holt Unlimited (1968) 28

Crawling From The Wreckage - Dave Edmunds (1979) 27

Little Green Apples - Frank Sinatra (1968) 27

Universally Speaking - Red Hot Chili Peppers (2002) 27

Good Morning Judge - 10cc (1977) 26

Crippled Inside - John Lennon (1971) 25

When I'm Gone - 3 Doors Down (2002) 24

Laredo - Band of Horses (2010) 22

Road Goes On Forever, The – Robert Earl Keen (1989) 22

Jesus Was A Capricorn - Kris Kristofferson (1972) 20

A-Punk - Vampire Weekend (2008) 19

You're Like A Woman - The Broken Family Band (2006) 19

Watchman's Gone, The - Gordon Lightfoot (1974) 18

Wart Hog - The Ramones (1984) 16

Subdivisions - Rush (1982) 14

Would Jesus Wear A Rolex - Ray Stevens (1987) 12

Land Of The Freak – King Khan & The Shrines (2007) 11

Call It Rock And Roll - Great White (1991) 10

Moneygrabber - Fitz and the Tantrums (2010) 10

Aneurysm - Nirvana (1992) 8

Young Blood - The Naked and Famous (2010) 5

Glass Tambourine - Wild Flag (2010) 4

(I'd Go The) Whole Wide World - Wreckless Eric (1977) 1

Super Sprode - Freezepop (Rock Band Remix) (2008) 0

Today - Tom Scott (1967) 0

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The Songfactor's Choice Top Ten #255

1.Hollywood Nights - Bob Seger (1978) 71

2.Who Do You Love? - George Thorogood (1978) 63

3.I'm Losing You - John Lennon (1980) 53

4.Border Song – Elton John (1970) 46

5.She Drives Me Crazy – Fine Young Cannibals (1989) 44

6.Baby, Please Don't Go - Them (1965 ) 39

7.Pieces Of April ~ Three Dog Night (1973) 37

8.Freeze Frame - J. Geils Band (1982) 36

9.Heat Is On, The - Glenn Frey (1985) 32

10.Roller ~ April Wine (1979) 32

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Going Out In Style - Dropkick Murphys (2011) 31

Love's Lines, Angles and Rhymes - The Fifth Dimension (1971) 31

Candy - O - The Cars (1979) 30

Change of Heart - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (1982) 29

Home - Bonnie Raitt (1977) 28

Do I Do-Stevie Wonder(1982) 27

Last Night – The Mar-Keys (1961) 26

I'm In Love - Wilson Pickett (1968) 25

That's All There Is - Nat King Cole (1963) 25

Don't Turn Around -Ace Of Base(1994) 22

You Better Run - Pat Benatar (1980) 22

Breakaway - Irma Thomas (1964) 21

Gardening At Night - R.E.M. (1982) 18

Shakedown - Bob Seger (1987) 18

Smile - Lily Allen (2006) 18

Sunglasses At Night - Corey Hart (1984) 14

Train From Kansas City - Neko Case (2004) 14

Seven Wonders - Fleetwood Mac(1969) 13

Don't You Worry "Bout A Thing-Sergio Mendes & Brasil 77 [1974] 12

Sugar Baby Love - The Rubettes (1975) 12

Mama's Room - Under The Influence Of Giants (2006) 10

Sossity, You're A Woman - Jethro Tull (1970 ) 10

Trudy - The Charlie Daniels Band (1974) 10

I Know What I Am - Band Of Skulls (2009) 9

Is That All There Is - PJ Harvey (1996) 6

Revolution – Mother Earth (1968) 1

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The Songfactors' Choice Top Ten #256

1.Tube Snake Boogie - ZZ Top (1981) 59

2. Gallows Pole - Led Zeppelin (1970) 57

3.Do Right Woman, Do Right Man - Aretha Franklin (1967)53

4.This Masquerade - Leon Russell (1972) 53

5.Late In The Evening - Paul Simon (1980) 49

6.Elderberry Wine - Elton John (1973) 46

7.Electric Funeral - Black Sabbath (1970) 45

8. Evil Hearted You – The Yardbirds (1965) 42

9. Little Lies - Fleetwood Mac (1987) 41

10.Fly Tomorrow - John Mayall (1968) 41

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I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight - Boyce & Hart (1967) 36

Wonderful Wonderful - Johnny Mathis (1957) 35

Tonight's the Night - Rod Stewart (1976) 34

I'm Crying - The Animals (1964) 33

I Feel Love - Donna Summer (1977) 30

No One Is to Blame - Howard Jones (1985) 29

Fallin' In Love - Hamilton, Joe Frank, & Reynolds (1975) 26

I Wish It Would Rain Down - Phil Collins (1989) 26

Funky Nassau – The Beginning Of The End (1971) 25

Kiss - Prince and The Revolution (1986) 25

You - George Harrison (1975) 24

My Own Worst Enemy - Lit (1999) 23

Run, Baby Run (Back Into My Arms) - The Newbeats (1965) 22

Behind The Wall Of Sleep - Smithereens (1986) 21

Sherry Darling - Bruce Springsteen (1980) 17

Crying Game, The - Boy George (1992) 16

Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas (1974) 16

Rocket - Def Leppard (1987) 15

Saoirse - Young Dubliners (2009) 11

Taylor the Latte Boy - Kristin Chenoweth (2005) 9

I'm Too Sexy - Right Said Fred (1991) 8

Is She Weird - Pixies (1990) 7

Until It Sleeps - Metallica (1996) 6

Wonderful One - Page and Plant (1995) 5

More, More, More - Andrea True Connection (1976) 1

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The Songfactors' Choice Top Ten #257

1. Who Loves You - The Four Seasons (1975) 64

2. Somebody's Baby - Jackson Browne (1982) 55

3. Never Going Back Again – Fleetwood Mac (1977) 52

4. My Little Town - Simon & Garfunkel (1975) 51

5. Every Night - Paul McCartney (1970) 48

6. Tell Her About It - Billy Joel (1983) 44

7. Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)- Styx (1977) 42

8. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry – Bob Dylan (1965) 41

9. Ramblin' Gamblin Man - The Bob Seger System (1969) 41

10. Remember (Walking In The Sand) - Shangri-Las (1964) 38

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Shoot To Thrill - AC/DC (1980) 38

I'm So Excited - The Pointer Sisters (1982) 37

Ain't Nobody's Business - Taj Mahal (1976) 31

Imitation Of Life - REM (2001) 31

See You In September - The Happenings (1959) 30

Crackerbox Palace - George Harrison (1976) 28

Cherry Hill Park - Billy Joe Royal (1969) 27

Kiss On My List - Daryl Hall & John Oates (1980) 26

Hide In Your Shell - Supertramp (1974) 25

Harder to Breathe - Maroon 5 (2002) 22

Stoned - The Rolling Stones (1963) 20

Who Knew - Pink (2006) 20

Complicated - Avril Lavigne (2002) 18

Change My Ways - Canned Heat (1969) 17

Stealin' - Uriah Heep (1973) 15

Valley of the Shadow of Death, The - The Tossers (2005) 15

Worried Life Blues - The Animals (1965) 15

Unwritten - Natasha Bedingfield (2004) 14

Lit Up - Buckcherry (1999) 13

Shape Of My Heart - Sting (1993) 13

Coming Your Way – Fleetwood Mac (1969) 12

Portrait of My Love - The Tokens (1967) 12

It Might Be You - Stephen Bishop (1982) 11

Secret Love - Stevie Nicks (2011) 11

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The Songfactors' Choice Top Ten #258

1. Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash (1955) 82

2. In The Still of The Night - The Five Satins (1956) 57

3. Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except For Me And My Monkey - The Beatles (1968) 47

4. Rock This Town - Stray Cats (1981) 40

5. Sunday Will Never Be The Same - Spanky and Our Gang (1967) 38

6. Poor Poor Pitiful Me - Linda Ronstadt (1977) 37

7. Inside Looking Out - The Animals (1966) 34

8. Dead End Street - The Kinks (1966) 31

9. Move It On Over - Hank Williams (1947) 31

10. If You Want Me To Stay - Sly and The Family Stone (1973) 31

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A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You - The Monkees (1967) 31

Arnold Layne - Pink Floyd (1967) 29

I Like It Like That - Chris Kenner (1961) 27

Somebody To Shove - Soul Asylum (1992) 27

Have I The Right? - The Honeycombs (1964) 26

Hi,Hi,Hi - Paul McCartney and Wings (1972) 26

It's A Shame - The Spinners (1970) 26

Kiss - Prince and the Revolution (1986) 26

Pure And Easy - The Who (1974) 25

Orange Blossom Special – Seatrain (1970) 23

Sail On - The Commodores (1979) 23

It Ain't Easy - David Bowie (1972) 22

Silly Boy - The Blue Van (2008) 21

You're the First, the Last, My Everything - Barry White (1974) 20

Could You Be Loved - Bob Marley (1980) 19

Right Time Of The Night, The - Jennifer Warnes (1976) 18

Cheryl's Going Home - Blues Project (1966) 15

Two Against One - Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi feat. Jack White (2011) 15

Cold Cold Heart - Norah Jones (2002) 14

Hoochie Coochie Coo, The - Hank Ballard & The Midnighters (1960) 12

When I Died - The Thermals (2009) 12

F***ing Perfect - Pink (2011) 11

Moneygrabber - Fitz and the Tantrums (2010) 11

I Don't Believe In Yesterday - Dan Navarro (2009) 10

I Want You Bad – NRBQ (1978) 10

What You're Doing - Rush (1974) 8

Fried My Little Brains - The Kills (2003) 1

Before and After - Rush (1974) 0

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The Songfactors' Choice Top Ten #259

1. Gentle on My Mind - Glen Campbell (1967) 60

2. God Bless the Child - Blood, Sweat & Tears (1968) 57

3. Amos Moses - Jerry Reed (1970) 47

4. I've Been Hurt - Bill Deal & the Rhondels (1968) 41

5. Play The Game Tonight - Kansas (1982) 41

6. Flame, The - Cheap Trick (1988) 40

7. The Things We Do For Love - 10cc (1977) 40

8. Blue Ridge Mountains - Fleet Foxes (2008) 39

9. More Than This - Roxy Music (1982) 39

10. Crying In The Rain -The Everly Brothers (1962) 38

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Gold - John Stewart (1979) 38

Natural Born Bugie – Humble Pie (1968) 36

Baby Hold On - Eddie Money (1977) 34

Knock Three Times - Tony Orlando & Dawn (1970) 34

On The Dark Side - John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band (1983) 33

Black Messiah - The Kinks (1978) 30

I Go To Rio - Pablo Cruise (1978) 29

Shouldn't Have Took More Than You Gave - Dave Mason (1970) 28

Cave, The - Mumford & Sons (2009) 27

My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It) - En Vogue (1992) 27

You Better Move On - The Rolling Stones (1964) 27

Lake Shore Drive - Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah (1971) 26

Wake Up - Arcade Fire (2004) 26

Peaches En Regalia - Frank Zappa (1969) 25

Cygnet Committee - David Bowie (1969) 23

Qualified – Dr. John (1973) 23

Seagull - Bad Company (1974) 23

Santa Monica - Everclear (1995) 22

Station To Station – David Bowie (1976) 22

Born With A Broken Heart – Kenny Wayne Shepherd (1995) 21

Sister Havana - Urge Overkill (1993) 18

Drunken Lullabies - Flogging Molly (2002) 16

Clear Spot - Captain Beefheart (1972) 15

Luckiest, The - Ben Folds (2001) 14

From Your Favourite Sky - I Am Kloot (2003) 13

Like A Fool - Shaimus (2009) 10

In Held T'was In I - Procol Harum (1968) 9

Marseilles - The Angels (1978) 9

Hey - Pixies (1989) 0

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The Songfactors' Choice Top Ten #260

1. Letter, The – Joe Cocker (1970) 69

2. Give A Little Bit - Supertramp (1977) 58

3. Wooden Ships - Jefferson Airplane (1968) 54

4. It Takes Two - Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston (1965) 53

5. Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite, The- R.E.M. (1992) 48

6. Celebration Day – Led Zeppelin (1970) 46

7. Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time) - The Delfonics (1970) 46

8. Still The One - Orleans (1976) 45

9. Hurt So Bad - Little Anthony & the Imperials (1965) 44

10. Walking On The Sun - Smash Mouth (1997) 41

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Give It To Me - J. Geils Band (1973) 40

Heart Of The Country - Paul McCartney (1971) 40

Caught Up In You - .38 Special (1982) 37

Sitting In Limbo – Jimmy Cliff (1972) 36

Wrap it Up - Sam & Dave (1968) 34

Tuff Enuff - Fabulous Thunderbirds (1986) 30

Bukowski - Modest Mouse (2004) 26

Out Of My Mind - Rory Gallagher (1971) 22

Windows Are Rolled Down - Amos Lee (2011) 21

Loving You Is sweeter than Ever" - The Four Tops (1966) 20

Wrong Way - Sublime (1996) 19

Heart Of The Night - Poco (1978) 15

Plateau - Nirvana (1994) 15

Rebellion (Lies) - Arcade Fire (2004) 13

Although the Sun Is Shining - Fleetwood Mac (1969) 12

Flowers, The - Regina Spektor (2003) 12

It All Went Down The Drain – Boz Scaggs (1997) 11

Burn In Hell - Twisted Sister (1984) 9

Forces of the Unseen - Cloud Cult (2011) 9

Bye Bye B*tch Bye Bye - Motorhead (2010) 5

On The Corner - Twilight Singers (2011) 5

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Songfactor's Choice Top 10: Obscure Songs

1. Copperhead Road - Steve Earle 53

2. Money Grabber - Fitz & the Tantrums 41

3. Hey Leroy, Your Mama's Calling You - Jimmy Castor 39

4. Boom Boom Mancini - Warren Zevon 37

5. He Doesn't Know Why - Fleet Foxes 35

6. Trouble - Ray Lamontagne 30

7. Show Me What I'm Looking For - Carolina Liar 29

8. Swim Until You Can't See Land - Frightened Rabbit 29

9. Stormy High - Black Mountain 27

10. Female of the Species - Space 26

11. Glendale Train - New Riders of the Purple Sage 25

12. On The Bus Mall - The Decemberists 24

13. Man In the Middle - David Bowie 20

14. It's My Time - The Mynah Birds 20

15. Need Someone To Hold – Creedence Clearwater Revival 19

16. My Baby Gives It Away - Pete Townshend & Ronnie Lane 18

17. Snatch & Grab It - Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends 18

18. Submission - Delphic 18

19. Bad Motorcycle - The Storey Sisters 17

20. That Ain't It - Magic Sam 15

21. Best Imitation Of Myself, The - Ben Folds Five 15

22. Alligator Man - Stoneground 15

23. Across the Board - Grace Slick w/ Kanter & Freiberg 15

24. Is It Any Wonder? - Keane 14

25. Stuck Around - Shaimus 14

26. Sorrow - Mort Schuman 14

27. Timeless - Badfinger 13

28. Sweet Joni - Neil Young 13

29. Give It All Away - Patto 13

30. Do You Wanna - The Kooks 12

31. New Goodbye - Hey Rosetta! 11

32. I'm The Cosmos - Chris Bell 11

33. Ghosts N Stuff - Deadmau5 11

34. Everything Is Going To Be Alright - Teegarden & Van Winkle 11

35. This Years Love - David Gray 10

36. Runnin' - Nadine Coyle 10

37. Machines - Lothar And The Hand People 10

38. Devil in Me - 22-20s 10

39. Come On, Come Over - Jaco Pastorius 10

40. See What A Fool I've Been - Queen 9

41. Bittersweet - Sophie Ellis-Bextor 9

42. Escalator of Life - Robert Hazard and the Heroes 8

43. 3-Speed - Eels 8

44. Something's Coming - Richie Cole 7

45. I Got Loaded - Little Bob & The Lollipops 6

46. Electric Island - Timid Tiger 3

47. Tingele Tangele Bob - Konrad Küchenmeister 3

48. I'm Gonna Be Free - Free Spirits 3

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Songfactor's Choice Top 10: #262

1 Do You Want To Know A Secret - The Beatles - (62) 45

2 Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley (56) 35

3 Bluebird - Buffalo Springfield (72) 35

4 I'd Wait A Million Years - The Grass Roots (69) 32

5 (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love & Understanding?- Elvis Costello & The Attractions (78) 31

6 Some Girls - The Stones (78) 30

7 Too Late for Goodbyes - Julian Lennon (84) 26

8 Resurrection Shuffle – Ashton, Gardner & Dyke (71) 26

9 Darlin' - The Beach Boys (67) 25

10 You Are a Tourist - Death Cab for Cutie (11) 24

Can't Stand Losing You - The Police (79) 22

Tell Him - The Exciters (62) 22

Come Up And See Me (Make me Smile)- Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel (76) 21

You Talk Too Much - Joe Jones - (60) 21

Oh Atlanta ~ Little Feat (74) 19

Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. - Simon and Garfunkel (64) 19

Love is a Battlefield - Pat Benetar (84) 17

Jailbreak ~ AC/DC (74) 16

Let’s See Action – The Who (71) 16

Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People (10) 14

One Day I'll Fly Away - Randy Crawford (80) 13

Uptown – The Chambers Brothers (67) 12

Extra-Terrestrial - Katy Perry feat. Kanye West (10) 11

Save Me San Francisco - Train (10) 11

Under Cover of Darkness- The Strokes (11) 11

Banana Pancakes – Jack Johnson (05) 9

Silverbird - Mark Lindsay (70) 9

Southern Girls - Cheap Trick (77) 9

Broken Mirrors – Rise Against (11) 8

Hot Summer Night- Grace Potter & the Nocturnals (10) 8

My Baby Just Cares For Me – Nina Simone (58) 8

1974 – Ryan Adams (04) 7

Get Busy - Sean Paul (03) 7

Suitcase ~ Badfinger (71) 7

Troglodyte - Jimmy Castor Bunch 7

El Pito (I'll Never Go Back To Georgia) – Joe Cuba (65) 6

Fireworks - Animal Collective 6

Girls, Girls, Girls - Motley Crue (87) 6

Dee Dee Sharp-Do the Bird (63) 4

Kids in America - Kim Wilde (83) 3

We Like Birdland - Huey Piano Smith and the Clowns (58?) 2

Jackdaw ~ Audience (71) -

Not A Crime - Gogol Bordello -

Vulnerable - Sarah Jaffe -

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The Songfactors' Choice Top Ten #261

1. Love Train - O'Jays (1972) 80 points

2. Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon) - The Mamas & The Papas (1967) 64 points

3. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere - Neil Young (1969) 54 points

4. Don't Stop Me Now - Queen (1978) 53 points

5. Wheel In The Sky - Journey (1978) 51 points

6. This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You) - The Isley Brothers (1966) 49 points

7. Rebel Yell - Billy Idol (1983) 48 points

8. I Don't Want To Spoil The Party - Beatles (1964) 38 points

9. The Wonder Of You - Elvis Presley (1970) 37 points

10. Rock And Roll Suicide - David Bowie (1972) 36 points

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1983... (A Merman I Should Turn To Be) - Jimi Hendrix (1968) 34

Hello Stranger - Yvonne Elliman (1963) 32

Fallin' - Alicia Keys (2001) 32

Super Bad - James Brown (1970) 30

Lonely Ol' Night - John Cougar Mellencamp (1985) 30

Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) - Arcade Fire (2010) 29

So Long - Junior Wells (1975) 28

Burnin' Sky - Bad Company (1977) 27

Had To Cry Today - Blind Faith (1969) 26

Criminal - Fiona Apple (1997) 26

Rock & Roll Music To The World - Ten Years After (1972) 25

Gold And Silver - Quicksilver Messenger Service (1968) 23

Hold On - Tom Waits (1999) 23

Save Tonight - Eagle-Eye Cherry (1997) 22

Debris - Ronnie Lane and Slim Chance (1969) 22

Her Majesty - The Beatles (1969) 21

I'm In The Mood - John Lee Hooker feat. Bonnie Raitt (1989) 17

Guess Who I Saw In Paris - Buffy Sainte Marie (1970) 16

Northern Sky - Nick Drake (1970) 14

Teardrops - Womack & Womack (1988) 13

Hey - Pixies (1989) 13

Stuck Between Stations - The Hold Steady (2006) 10

Why Can't We Live Together - Steve Winwood (2005) 10

Goodnight Irene - The Weavers (1950) 9

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is - Rose Royce (1976) 3

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For Week #261 we had 35 nominations:

'50s: 1 (3%)

'60s: 10 (28%)

'70s: 12 (34%)

'80s: 5 (14%)

'90s: 3 (9%)

'00s: 3 (9%)

'10s: 1 (3%)

and in the Top Ten:

'50s: 0 (0%)

'60s: 4 (40%)

'70s: 5 (50%)

'80s: 1 (10%)

'90s: 0 (0%)

'00s: 0 (0%)

'10s: 0 (0%)

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*Note* You will find #262 above #261.

The Songfactors' Choice Top Ten #263

1. Nightswimming - R.E.M. (1992) 59 points , 9 votes, 10-10 highest votes

2. Gone, Gone, Gone - Bad Company (1979) 59 points, 9 votes, 10-9 highest votes

3. Get Rhythm - Johnny Cash (1956) 50 points

4. Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin (1971) 49 points

5. Let's Go Get Stoned - Ray Charles (1966) 48 points

6. I Don't Need No Doctor - The New Riders Of The Purple Sage (1972) 47 points

7. Groaning The Blues - Eric Clapton (1994) 45 points

8. Crystal Ball - Styx (1976) 44 points

9. Yes It Is - The Beatles (1965) 38 points

10. E-Pro - Beck (2005) 33 points

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TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia) - MFSB f/The Three Degrees (1974) 31

Santeria - Sublime (1996) 29

Safety Dance - Men Without Hats (1982) 28

Now I'm Here - Queen (1974) 28

Wild Child - W.A.S.P. (1985) 27

Gone Away - The Offspring (1997) 25

Hello There - Cheap Trick (1977) 23

Just Say I Love Him - Timi Yuro (1961) 22

When The Party's Over - Janis Ian (1974) 22

Mama's Got A Lover - Lou Reed (1986) 21

Without You - Manfred Mann (1964) 20

Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me) - Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel (1975) 19

Tico Tico - James Booker (1977) 18

Hard Rock Cafe - Carole King (1977) 18

Golden Country - REO Speedwagon (1972) 18

Hey Mama - Mat Kearney (2011) 16

Down On Me - Jackyl (1992) 16

Four in the Morning - The Youngbloods (1967) 14

Through Glass - Stone Sour (2006) 14

This Year's Love - David Gray (1998) 12

Big Bang, The - Rock Mafia (2010) 12

Red Clay - Freddie Hubbard (1970) 10

F***ing Die - Skrillex (2010) 9

Let A Woman Flow - It's A Beautiful Day (1970) 6

Fuego - Bomba Estereo (2009) 3

Go - Santigold (2011) 2

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