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"Every Morning"

Sugar Ray 

 

 

Written by Sugar Ray and David Kahne.

 

A track from his 1999 album, "14.59".

The single was released as the first single, reaching #1 on Billboard Hot Rock Modern chart, made # 1 in Canada singles chart and #3 on Billboard Hot 100 by  1999.It aldo made # 2 in the UK.

Wikipedia says: "The chorus of the song samples "Suavecito" by the Chicano music group Malo, as well as High Masekela' s 1968 hit "Grazing in the Grass". Mark McGrath explained to MTV News, "We referenced 'Suavecito' because growing up in California, you know, that was just like the low rider anthem. Any car show or swap meet you'd ever go by, you'd always hear that [song] and that just stuck in your mind." He added, "We actually came up with that part, and it was very similar to Malo's part. We were sort of imitating it, and then we said, 'Let's just leave it, we're gonna change it later.' It really makes the song – we think – so we just left it."

 

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 "Raised On Robbery"

Joni Mitchell

 

 

Written by Joni Mitchell

 

 

A track from her 1974 album, "Court and Spark".

The song was previously released as a single in December 1973, makig #65 on Billboard Singles Chart.

 

Robbie Robertson plays electric guitar

 


(1974)

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Since we only had 5 of us vote out of 7 nominators in the last game, I figured I'd let some time pass before starting the next one.

I'll start it today and hopefully we'll get some more participation this time.

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Sonfactors' Choice Top Ten #410

 

This week there is 9 (nine) songs needing facts.

 

1. An American Dream - The Dirt Band (1979) 

2. Tourist, The - Ray Davies (2005) 

3. Simple Man - Junkyard (1989) 

4. Will You Dance, Charlie Boy - Richard Thompson  (2013) 

5. There's Gonna Be Some Rockin' - AC/DC (1976) 

6. Pretty Vacant - Joan Jett and The Blackhearts (1986) 

7. Saturday Morning - Eels (2003) 

8. Sentimental Journey - Ella Fitzgerald (1947) 

9. Girl I Can't Forget, The - Fountains Of Wayne (2005)

If you have any info on any of the songs mentioned anywhere in this thread, please feel free to post your knowledge here. Submissions on songs will be collated and sent to the main site and you will receive credit for your contribution.

 

As always the Songfish thanks you

:guitar: :drummer: :rock:

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"An American Dream"

The Dirt Band (1979) 

 

 

Written by Rodney Crowell.

 

From their 1979 LP, "An American Dream".

Linda Rondstadt sings back vocals. The single was b-sided by "Take Me Back" and was released in November 1979.

It made #13 on Billboard Hot 100.

 

 
 

 

 

Edited by edna

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Pretty Vacant- Joan Jett and The Blackhearts

From the album The Hit List released in 1990

Written by Paul Cook,Steve Jones,Glen Matlock and Johnny Rotten

Not released as a single and no chart position

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Thank you Chutz!!!   ;)

"The Tourist"

Ray Davies

 

Written by Ray Davies. 

 

A track of his 2006  album, "Other people's Lives".

Its's his third solo album.

 

 

"Simple Man"

Junkyard

 

 

Written by Bobby Womack / J. More / Junkyard / Joe Hicks / M. Black / P. Carpenter.

 

A track of their first album, "Junkyard", released in 1989.

 

The song was released as a single and it made #47 in the charts.


 

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Why do all my posts seem to be like only one?

It says "Your post has been merged"...


Actually, I don't care... but I don't really understand the new boards...

Oh, it didn't happen this time...

 

Yes it did...

 "Will You Dance, Charlie Boy"

Richard Thompson

 

 

Written by Richard Thompson.

A bonus track from the Deluxe Edition of  "Electric", his 2013 CD. The song is an outtake from the recording session.

 

Edited by edna

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"There's Gonna Be Some Rockin'"

AC/DC 

Written by Angus and Malcom Young and Bon Scott.

 

From their 1979 LP "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap".

It wasn't released as a single.

 

 

 

 

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"Sentimental Journey"

Ella Fitzgerald

 

Written by Les Brown, Ben Homer and Bud Green.

According wikipedia:

Les Brown and His Band of Renown had been performing the song, but were unable to record it because of the 1942–44 musicians' strike. When the strike ended, the band, with Doris Day as vocalist, had a hit record with the song, Day's first #1 hit, in 1945. The song's release coincided with the end of WWII in Europe and became the unofficial homecoming theme for many veterans. The recording was released ...with the flip side "Twilight Time"....  reached the Billboard charts on March 29, 1945 and lasted 23 weeks on the chart, peaking at #1

The song was recorded by Ella Fitzgerald with Eddie Heywood and his Orchestra in 1947, it was later released on her album "Ella and Her Fellas".

 

Many singers recorded the song (Frank Sinatra,  The Platters, Rosemary Clooney and even Ringo Starr)

 

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"The Girl I Can't Forget"

The Fountains of Wayne

 

 

Written by Chris Collingwood and Adam Schlesinger.

 

A song of their 2005 compilation album, "Out Of State Plates". The album is a double cd of previously unreleased tracks and songs not included in albums, though "The Girl I Can't Forget" and "Maureen" are new songs.

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The Songfactor's Personal Top 10: Brad

 

This week there are 7 (seven)  songs needing facts.

 

Brad's Personal Top 10

 

1. "Rip And Tear" - L.A. Guns  

2. "Midnite Maniac" - Krokus   

3. "Say What You Will" - Fastway  

4. "I'll Never Let You Go" - Steelheart  

5. "All The Time In The World" - Junkyard  

6. "Sleeping My Day Away" - D-A-D 

7. "Warriors Of The World United" - Manowar 

 

 

If you have any info on any of the songs mentioned anywhere in this thread, please feel free to post your knowledge here. Submissions on songs will be collated and sent to the main site and you will receive credit for your contribution.

 

As always the Songfish thanks you

:guitar: :drummer:  :rock:

 

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"Rip And Tear"

  L.A. Guns

 

Written by Cripps, Guns, Lewis, Nickels and Riley.

 

A track of their 1989 albu, "Cocked & Loaded".

 

Rick Nielsen did backing vocals in the album.

 

 

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"Midnite Maniac"

Krokus

 

 

 

Written by Fernando Von Arc and Marc Storace

 

Opening track for "The Blitz", the album released in 1984 by Krokus, a band from Switzerland.

 

It wasn't released as a single.

 

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"Say What You Will"

Fastway  

 

Written by Fastway.

 

A track of their 1983 album, "Fastway".

Mickey Feat, a session musician, played bass, as Pete Way has already left the band. This information isn't credited on the album notes.

 

 

"I'll Never Let You Go"

Steelheart

 

 

Written by Michael Matijevic.

 

A track of their 1990 album, "Steelheart".

Allmusic says: "Possessing metal pipes like few before him, the leonine Steelheart yelper Michael Matijevic scarred the airwaves forever when he hammered the simply unmatchable chorus of the hairball "I'll Never Let You Go." Ludicrous and sublime, the sound was roughly akin to Whitney Houston hitting the hot spot in "I Will Always Love You."

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"All The Time In The World"

Junkyard 

 

 

Written by Chris Gates and David Roach

 

A track from their 1991 album "Sixes, Sevens and Nines"

 

Also a single, released in the same year. It charted at #24 at US Main Rock lists.

 

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"Sleeping My Day Away"

D-A-D

 

 

Written by D-A-D.

 

A track from their 1989 LP, "No Fuel Left For The Pilgrims".

It was also released as a single in March 1989, B-sided by "I Will".

 

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On 7/16/2015 at 12:23 AM, Brad_M said:

Since we only had 5 of us vote out of 7 nominators in the last game, I figured I'd let some time pass before starting the next one.

I'll start it today and hopefully we'll get some more participation this time.

 

On 9/16/2015 at 7:28 PM, edna said:

Sleeping My Day Away

 

On 7/4/2015 at 7:19 AM, chutzpah said:

Out Of The Sun- Motorhead

 

From the album Sacrifice released in 1995. The last album to feature Motorhead as a four piece band. The song wasn't released as a single.

 

On 7/4/2015 at 8:04 AM, edna said:

Thanks Chutz!!!    :)

 

On 5/17/2006 at 8:43 PM, Tenacious_Peaches said:

The Bee Gee

 

7 minutes ago, Ange said:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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