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This was, for me, by far the most difficult selection. I could easily have picked 20 songs from this fabulous list!!

Just like me, CanAm...

:)

My list:

1- The singer not the song - The Rolling Stones

2- All My Loving - The Beatles

3- 96 Tears - ? & The Mysterians

4- These Boots Are Made For Walkin' - Nancy Sinatra

5- Stop! In The Name Of Love - The Supremes

6- San Franciscan Nights - Eric Burdon & The Animals

7- California Dreamin' - The Mamas & The Papas

8- One Way Or Another - Blondie

9- Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks

10- Russian Roulette - The Lords of the New Church

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1. Singer Not The Song, The - The Rolling Stones

Love those out of tune 12-strings guitars :guitar:

2. San Franciscan Nights - Eric Burdon & The Animals

Save up all your bread and fly Translove Airways to San Fransisco

3. 59th Street Bridge Song, The (Feelin' Groovy) - Simon & Garfunkel

I'm dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep

4. You're A Big Girl Now - Bob Dylan

A masterpiece, seldom heard on the radio

5. Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks

I've got a big fata mama.(My mom didn't like it when I sang this verse!)

6. Imagine - John Lennon

Simply beautiful

7. Work Song - Paul Butterfield Blues Band

I played this and the other pieces from the East West album over and over again when I was a foreign exchange student in Californa in -66 - -67. The dad in the family I stayed with hated it. He called it japanese torture! He liked Lawrence Welk, whoever he was

8. Thrill Is Gone, The - B.B. King

Love his guitar!

9. California Dreamin' - The Mamas & The Papas

Yeah, me too. Orange County, ahhhhhhh

10. All My Loving - The Beatles

My mother's favourite Beatles song

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Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode

Blue Monday - New Order

Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand

One Way Or Another - Blondie

Video Killed The Radio Star - The Buggles

Money For Nothing - Dire Straits

Kiss Off - The Violent Femmes

Imagine - John Lennon

California Dreamin' - The Mamas & The Papas

Lust For Life - Iggy Pop

it was a top 11, with the kinks being left out :(

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1.59th Street Bridge Song, The (Feelin' Groovy) - Simon & Garfunkel

2.Money For Nothing - Dire Straits

3.My Happiness - Powderfinger

4.Down Under - Men At Work

5.Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode

6.Give Me One Reason - Tracy Chapman

7.Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand

8.One Way Or Another - Blondie

9.Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks

10.Kiss Off - The Violent Femmes

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1. All My Loving - The Beatles

2. California Dreamin' - The Mamas & The Papas

3. Candy Man, The - Sammy Davis Jr.

4. Down Under - Men At Work

5. These Boots Are Made For Walkin' - Nancy Sinatra

6. Imagine - John Lennon

7. Listen To Her Heart - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

8. Stop! In The Name Of Love - The Supremes

9. Funkytown - Lipps,Inc.

10. S.O.S - ABBA

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1. 96 Tears - ? & The Mysterians

2. Candy Man - Sammy Davis Jr.

3. Love Reign O'er Me - Who

4. Ohio - CSNY

5. Thrill Is Gone - BB King

6. You're A Big Girl Now - Bob Dylan

7. Only You Know And I Know - Dave Mason

8. Sunny Afternoon - Kinks

9. Were An American Band - Grand Funk

10. Lust For Life - Iggy Pop

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1. Love Reign O'er Me - The Who

2. What I Like About You - The Romantics

3. S.O.S - ABBA

4. Lust For Life - Iggy Pop

5. Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode

6. California Dreamin' - The Mamas & The Papas

7. Barracuda - Heart

8. Imagine - John Lennon

9. Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks

10. Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand

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1. Video Killed The Radio Star - The Buggles

2. All My Loving - The Beatles

3. Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode

4. Funkytown - Lipps,Inc.

5. Down Under - Men At Work

6. California Dreamin' - The Mamas & The Papas

7. Imagine - John Lennon

8. Money For Nothing - Dire Straits

9. One Way Or Another - Blondie

10. Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand

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1-Only The Strong Survive - Jerry Butler

2-More Love - Smokey Robinson

3-Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks

4-California Dreamin' - The Mamas & The Papas

5-59th Street Bridge Song, The (Feelin' Groovy) - Simon & Garfunkel

6-San Franciscan Nights - Eric Burdon & The Animals

7-Money For Nothing - Dire Straits

8-Imagine - John Lennon

9-Stop! In The Name Of Love - The Supremes

10-What I Like About You - The Romantics

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Phew! Here we go, best I can do. :)

1. Abraham, Martin and John - Dion

2. Imagine - John Lennon

3. Ohio - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

4. Lust For Life - Iggy Pop

5. Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode

6. Thrill Is Gone, The - B.B. King

7. Love Reign O'er Me - The Who

8. Down Under - Men At Work

9. High Hopes - Pink Floyd

10. All My Loving - The Beatles

Not an easy list to whittle down. :P

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1. My Name Is Jonas - Weezer

2. All My Loving - The Beatles

3. Love Reign O'er Me - The Who

4. I Say A Little Prayer For You - Aretha Franklin

5. Never Can Say Goodbye - The Jackson 5

6. Blue Monday - New Order

7. Down Under - Men At Work

8. Imagine - John Lennon

9. Ohio - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

10. Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks

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It was easy to get my ten,but it was tougher to put in my top 10 in order.

1.These Boots Are Made For Walking. Another hit from the year of '66. Plus Nancy in knee high boots and mini skirt just about did the trick for a teenage boy.

2. All My Loving

3. Mack The Knife. "Ole Mackie's back in town"

4. Garden Party. "If memories are all I played I'd rather drive a truck."

5. We're An Amercian Band. Hard driving rock.

6. Imagine. The final scene in the movie "The Killing Fields" uses this for the background music. I get teary eyed every time I watch it.

7. Abraham, Martin, John. Dion's last big hit. It too brings on the misty eyes.

8. Money For Nothing. "And the chicks for free". I love this video.

9. OHIO. I remember that day in May very well. I still see the young lady knelling over the body of the young man. I was in the Army Reserves a few years later, and the commander of that unit should have done time in Levenworth.

10. Man I just saw "Califronia Dreaming" I will put that in as my number 10 when in reality it may have finished higher if I would have noticed it earlier. My wife thinks it is a depressing song becaues of the line "all the leaves are brown and the sky is gray". Come to think of it that does sound depressing.

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It was easy to get my ten,but it was tougher to put in my top 10 in order.

1.These Boots Are Made For Walking. Another hit from the year of '66. Plus Nancy in knee high boots and mini skirt just about did the trick for a teenage boy.

I bought that album for the cover :P

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1-Abraham, Martin and John - Dion

2-All My Loving - The Beatles

3-I Say A Little Prayer For You - Aretha Franklin

4-I'm The Only One - Melissa Etheridge

5-Imagine - John Lennon

6-Listen To Her Heart - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

7-Ohio - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

8-Only You Know and I Know - Dave Mason

9- San Franciscan Nights - Eric Burdon & The Animals

10- Thrill Is Gone, The - B.B. King

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I had to whittle 19 good ones down to 10...painful

1. Imagine - John Lennon

2. Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand (love it, love it)

3. Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin (oldie but goodie)

4. I'm The Only One - Melissa Etheridge (underrated IMO)

5. Video Killed the Radio Star - The Buggles

6. One Way or Another - Blondie

7. La Grange - ZZ Top (ah haw haw haw...)

8. Down Under - Men At Work

9. Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode

10. Your Love - The Outfield (gotta show some love to my nomination)

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I'm sticking with my own nominations for numbers 1 and 2. Surprised that these outstanding late 80s/90s female artists didn't score with other SFers.

1. Give Me One Reason - Tracy Chapman ( won the 1996 Grammy for Best Rock Song ).

2. I'm The Only One - Melissa Etheridge ( Bring Me Some Water is another of my favorites. Would that one have rated better? )

3. Ohio

4. The Thrill Is Gone

5. Work Song

6. One Way Or Another

7. Sunny Afternoon

8. Listen To Her Heart

9. San Franciscan Nights

10.La Grange

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I think you all know that I like to keep rules to a minimum.

Here's our current rules, which I reiterated a couple of days ago:

* Nominate two songs that aren't currently in the Songfacts Daily or Weekly Top Tens. (They are the Main Charts - this is supplementary to them).

* When nominations close, choose your favorite Ten songs in preference order from the Final Nominations and post them on here. Points are allotted 10 for your #1 song, 9 for #2, Etc. and our Top Ten is compiled from them.

Sorry, but any songs submitted obviously only in alphabetical order receive 1 Point each, starting from this Top Ten. I don't mean to offend or cause embarrassment to anybody, but I feel this is the fairest thing to do.

I'll leave voting open for a while longer. If any of our regulars who didn't get a chance to nominate are around, they are, of course, most welcome to vote.

:P

VOTING NOW CLOSED.

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TALLYING THEM UP NOW !
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Thanks rt. I appreciate the support. I agonise over things like that. You can see why I had ulcers and haven't had a beer for over 20 years.

I will tally up the Top Ten now and post it soon. I think quite a few of our 'regulars' are still away, and all who nominated have voted.

:)

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Top Ten #12 for period ending 30th May 2006.

1. ALL MY LOVING - THE BEATLES 1963

2. IMAGINE - JOHN LENNON PLASTIC ONO BAND 1971

3. CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' - THE MAMAS & THE PAPAS 1966

4. PERSONAL JESUS - DEPECHE MODE 1989

5. SUNNY AFTERNOON - THE KINKS 1966

6. MONEY FOR NOTHING - DIRE STRAITS 1985

7. DOWN UNDER - MEN AT WORK 1981

8. OHIO - CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG 1970

9. THE 59TH STREET BRIDGE SONG (FEELIN' GROOVY) - SIMON & GARFUNKEL 1966

10.LOVE REIGN O'ER ME - THE WHO 1973

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THANKS TO ALL WHO NOMINATED AND VOTED. !!!

There was one Point between #1 and #2, and only four Points then to #3. They completely dominated voting. I'll post all the Nominations with Points gained later. Hey - three 80s songs made it ! Well done whoever nominated them.

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