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Elvish beat me to the punch on Suspicious Minds, Soooo, here are my revised nominations:

1. Get Together - The Youngbloods. I love the guitar work in this song.

2. Everybody's Talkin' - Nilsson

CanAm has already posted 2 nominations.

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Great selection, Shawna!! I had forgotten all about this little gem until I bought Words And Music, John Mellencamp's Greatest Hits CD last week. You've definitely got my vote for this tune!! :coolio:

thanks CanAm... this is a milestone - the first time I've been complimented on my nomination! :grin:

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Sorry Darryl, it got locked again. :crazy:

Fixed now, though. :)

1. Just - Radiohead

2. Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley

3. Six Months In A Leaky Boat - Split Enz

4. All The Young Dudes - Mott The Hoople

5. Blackbird - The Beatles

6. Man Who Sold The World, The - David Bowie

7. Broken Wings - Mr. Mister

8. Everybody's Talkin' - Nilsson

9. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John

10. Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division

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1] (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding

2] Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles

3] Rock Lobster - The B-52s

4] Should I Stay Or Should I Go - The Clash

5] Blackbird - The Beatles

6] Only The Good Die Young - Billy Joel

7] Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John

8] Six Months In A Leaky Boat - Split Enz

9] Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley

10] You'd Better Run - Pat Benatar

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1. Do The Evolution - Pearl Jam

2. Should I Stay Or Should I Go - The Clash

3. Das Modell (The Model) - Kraftwerk

4. Rock Lobster - The B-52s

5. Children Of The Revolution - T.Rex

6. Mama Told Me (Not To Come) - Three Dog Night

7. Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet

8. Hell's Bells - AC/DC

9. Everybody's Talkin' - Nilsson

10.Winner Takes It All, The - ABBA

That was very tough. In the end I decided against eg Beatles or S&G, because they already had a #1... :P

But at least now I can go to sleep :sleepy:

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1. Get Together - The Youngbloods

2. Gentle On My Mind - Glen Campbell

3. Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley

4. Everybody's Talkin' - Nilsson

5. Ain't Even Done With The Night - John Mellencamp

6. Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles

7. Jet Airliner - The Steve Miller Band

8. Fox On The Run - The Sweet

9. Down On The Corner - C.C.R.

10.Goodbye Yellowbrick Road - Elton John

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this was really hard!

1. Just - Radiohead

2. Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division

3. Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley

4. Should I Stay Or Should I Go - The Clash

5. Tainted Love - Soft Cell

6. Waterloo Sunset - Kinks

7. Roxanne - The Police

8. Man Who Sold The World, The - David Bowie

9. Do the evolution- Pearl Jam

10. 20th Century Boy - T.Rex

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So many good ones and only ten picks.

1. Bridge Over Troubled Water S and G at there best.

2. Here Comes The Sun A feel good one from the Beatles

3. Reflections One of the best from a girl super group. Can't help thinking of "China Beach" when I here this one

4. (Sittin' on) The Dock Of The Bay. From a soul master whose life was cut way too short.

5. What's Going On This song on the juke box at Fort Dix New Jersey helped me get through basic training a loooong time ago.

6. Down On The Corner One of my favorite groups CCR

7. Get Together Great song from the flower power era.

8. Peggy Sue From a rock legend whose life also was cut way too short.

9. This Magic Moment. I believe Jay and the Amercians is one of the most underrated groups in rock history. Jay Black, man what a great voice.

10. Jet Airliner. From one of the smoooooth groups of rock; The Steve Miller Band "Some People call me the space cowboy"

Man OLD 55 I sure hated to leave out Elvis' "Suspicous Minds" and Frankie Valli's "Can't Take My Eyes off You."

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Well Farin, I couldn't leave out Bridge Over Troubled Water because I think it's the Best Song of the 70s! It also pained me to leave out two Beatles' songs - not because the Beatles have been #1, but I found I liked others on the list better. I did leave out my favorite Kinks' song Waterloo Sunset because it was nominated before and didn't receive much support.

:P

Here's my Ten.

1. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel

2. Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley

3. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John

4. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding

5. Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly

6. Fox On The Run - Sweet

7. Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles

8. Let It Be Me - The Everly Brothers

9. Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli

10.Children Of The Revolution - T.Rex

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1. Jet Airliner - Steve Miller Band

2. Will It Go Round In Cirles - Billy Preston

3. Get Together - The Youngbloods

4. Oh Well - Fleetwood Mac (Old School)

5. Every Picture Tells A Story - Rod Stewart

6. Goodbye Stranger - Supertramp

7. Everbody's Talking - Nilsson

8. Roxanne - The Police

9. Let It Be Me - The Everly Brothers

10.Blackbird - The Beatles

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this was really hard!

You've got to be ruthless Rachel. I used to worry about leaving out Great Songs, but now I just slash them.

With respect to all our other Top Tens, I do think there's songs 'competing' here that could have topped some of them. I could easily have picked a Top 40 from these nominations.

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Oh Well - Fleetwood Mac (Old School)

Fleetwood Lack ! ;)

(No Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham or Christine McVie).

You'd get on well with my Son-in-law bazooka. He likes the 'old' Peter Green Fleetwood Mac. My Daughter and I josh him about it.

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Fleetwood Lack !(No Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham or Christine McVie).

You'd get on well with my Son-in-law bazooka. He likes the 'old' Peter Green Fleetwood Mac.

I like a lot of the "newer" Fleetwood Mac as well.

And the interim stuff too, like Bare Trees, that really featured Christine (Perfect) McVie, Danny Kirwan, and Bob Welch.

It's just at age 20, listening to the Then Play On album with my roomates was a daily ritual. Oh Well is not even the best cut on it.

I guess Peter Green has been in and out of institutions and victim of some detrimental "therapy", but the guy can definitely make a guitar do some wondrous things.

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All right Darryl. I slashed. Got down to 25. I burned. That took it to 15. I've been sitting here, trying to decide, and finally left out all thought, just closed my eyes and heard the songs. These 10 songs are by feelings alone...

1. Goodbye Stranger ~ Supertramp

2. Blackbird ~ The Beatles

3. (Sittin On) The Dock Of The Bay ~ Otis Redding

4. Can't Take My Eyes Off You ~ Frankie Valli

5. This Magic Moment ~ Jay and the Americans

6. Jet Airliner ~ Steve Miller

7. Stay With Me ~ The Faces

8. Ain't Even Done With The Night ~ John Mellencamp

9. Will It Go Round In Circles ~ Billy Preston

10. Down On The Corner ~ Creedence Clearwater Revival

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No, I like them too bazooka. Poor Peter Green was the driving force behind the original Fleetwood Mac, which was of course a Blues band. I love the haunting instrumental "Albatross", their first major Pop success.

My Son-in-law just won't have anything to do with the later lineup, that's why we tease him and made up the name "Fleetwood Lack".

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Wow, I was only away for about 3 days and I missed nominations. Too much uni work.

1. Are You Gonna Be My Girl

2. Here Comes The Sun

3. Six Months In A Leaky Boat

4. Bridge Over Troubled Water

5. Blackbird

6. Roxanne

7. Hallelujah

8. Down On The Corner

9. Should I Stay Or Should I Go

10. Children Of The Revolution

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1. Girl From Ipanema - Stan Getz/Astrud Gilberto What can I say, I'm in love with Brazil and this song IS Brazil. People here actually move like this song sounds.

2. Let It Be Me - The Everly Brothers Felice and Boudreaux Bryant's consumate love song. If you younger people on Songfacts are not familiar with this song, you should give it a listen. When Don sings "Each time we meet love, I find complete love. Without your sweet love; what would life be?" you believe him.

3. Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles This song and "Something" are the best for George while with the Beatles.

4. Blackbird - The Beatles Paul on lead guitar ... just a perfect song.

5. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel Pure poetry. Interestingly, lost in the phrasing and the lovely melody is the fact that there are no rhyming lines in this song.

6. Mama Told Me (Not To Come) - Three Dog Night Randy Newman wrote this wonderfully visual song that has some of the best soulful sounds put down by this group.

7. Broken Wings - Mr. Mister Hollies caliber harmonies highlight this beautifully written song.

8. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John So revealing of the early years for John and Bernie Taupin, "Mongrels, who ain't got a dime, playin' for tippers like you." Today they have few dimes.

9. Only The Good Die Young - Billy Joel Some of the best lines every written by Joel in this piece.

10, Everybody's Talkin' - Nilsson

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Tough One

1. Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles

2. All The Young Dudes - Mott The Hoople

3. Gentle On My Mind - Glen Campbell

4. Mama Told Me (Not To Come) - Three Dog Night

5. Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly

6. You Better Run - Pat Benatar

7. Here Comes The Sun - Beatles

8. Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet

9. Roxanne - Police

10. Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli

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