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Thanks das. Well I was going to leave the nominations open, but we have 48 and I think there's still a few of our regulars away, so we might as well...

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Around The World - Daft Punk

Beth - KISS

Blitzkrieg Bop - The Ramones

Boom Boom - John Lee Hooker

Boys Don't Cry - The Cure

Civil War - Guns N' Roses

Danke Schoen - Wayne Newton

Do It Again - Steely Dan

Dream On - Aerosmith

Easy To Be Hard - Three Dog Night

Float On - Modest Mouse

Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles

Gypsies ,Tramps and Thieves - Cher

Hair - The Cowsills

Heaven's Just A Sin Away - The Kendalls

Honesty - Billy Joel

House of the Rising Sun - The Animals

I Feel The Earth Move - Carole King

I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) - Otis Redding

Isolation - John Lennon

Killer Queen - Queen

Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack

Killing Moon, The - Echo And The Bunnymen

Load-Out,The /Stay - Jackson Browne

Longest Time, The - Billy Joel

Louie Louie - The Kingsmen

Lyin' Eyes - The Eagles

May You Never - John Martyn

Motivator - T. Rex

Oliver's Army - Elvis Costello

One Thing Leads To Another - The Fixx

Picture This - Blondie

Porcelain - Moby

Reach Out I'll Be There - Four Tops

Respect Yourself - The Staple Singers

Rock Me Amadeus - Falco

Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks

Secret Agent Man - Johnny Rivers

She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult

Sorrow - David Bowie

Start Me Up - The Rolling Stones

Surrender - Cheap Trick

Think - Aretha Franklin

Taking You Home - Don Henley

Tracks Of My Tears, The - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

Where The Boys Are - Connie Francis

You Oughta Know - Alanis Morissette

You're So Vain - Carly Simon

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WE'LL PROBABLY BE GETTING A LITTLE AHEAD OF OURSELVES - THIS IS FOR THE PERIOD ENDING 5TH JUNE - BUT MAYBE WE CAN HAVE A 'TOPICAL TEN' IN BETWEEN IF NECESSARY. CEE CEE JUST REMINDED ME THAT THIS IS THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND THOUGH, SO VOTING COULD TAKE A LITTLE LONGER THIS TIME. HAPPY LONG WEEKEND TO ALL OUR U.S. FRIENDS.

ALSO THERE'LL BE FARIN'S ARCHIVES AND JUDO'S GRAPH FOR THE END OF MAY TO LOOK AT TOO ! AND OF COURSE KATIE AND PEACHES ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR ANY NEW TOP TEN SONG FACTS THAT WE'RE MISSING.

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Deep Breath...I'm ready...

1..Where the Boys Are ~ Connie Francis

2. The Load Out/Stay ~ Jackson Browne

3. I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) Otis Redding

4. Killer Queen ~ Queen

5. Lyin Eyes ~ The Eagles

6. You're So Vain ~ Carly Simon

7. Boom Boom ~ John Lee Hooker

8. Tracks of My Tears ~ Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

9. Think ~ Aretha Franklin

10. Heavens Just A Sin Away ~ The Kendalls

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Holy Crap! How am I ever going to whittle this down to just 10? This is the toughest one for me yet... :stars:

1. American Pie ~ Don McLean

2. Lyin' Eyes ~ Eagles

3. Dream On ~ Aerosmith

4. Easy To Be Hard ~ 3 Dog Night

5. Think ~ Aretha Franklin

6. You're So Vain ~ Carly Simon

7. Killing Me Softly ~ Roberta Flack

8. Surrender ~ Cheap Trick

9. Hair ~ Cowsills

10. You Oughta Know ~ Alanis Morrisette

Oh, man that was hard.

Intriguingly, there are two songs here that represent Don McLean, though some might not know about it. "Killing Me Softly" is (allegedly) about a Don McLean concert that Robert Flack attended, and it's written about the effect his words had on her.

As far as "You Oughta Know" by Alanis, if you haven't heard the live Grammy version of that one (recorded the year she won the Grammy for it), it leaves the studio version so far back in the dust it's ridiculous.

I had to leave "Beth," "Killer Queen," and "One Thing Leads To Another" off... ouch.

The version of "Tracks of My Tears," had it been the Linda Ronstadt version I'd have had it high on my list. I guess just because since it's the one I grew up with it's the one I like best.

'Nuff said. :grin:

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Thanks CeCee. I should have noticed that ! Sorry all, especially to Steel2Velvet who nominated American Pie. He abided by the rules, because I'm sure it wasn't in the Songfacts Tens when he nominated it. To prevent any confusion, I've deleted it from the Nominations List. How about you nominate 3 next time Ron ?

Imagine was in the Songfacts Daily Top Ten very briefly when we were well into the voting last time, so I left it. I should have looked this time, because American Pie is always in and out of either the Songfacts Daily or Weekly Top Tens.

:P

Shawna, can I ask you to pretty please change your Top Ten ???

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I never even look at the daily top ten (where is it? :crazy: ). What I look for in making my picks is what the song means to me... where I was in my life when I first heard it, how long before I got sick of it - if ever! And if it's a song I can still listen to today and enjoy, it gets my vote :)

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Oh, Darryl, Shawna, and Ron I didn't mean to mess things up! I just meant for me personally. Sorry! :crazy:

Good grief, CeeCee. Now I gotta do ALL KINDS OF RE-THINKING and WORK. You think I got all day to goof around with this stuff? Huh? :grin: :grin:

You know I'm just teasing :grin:

My NEW TOP TEN~

1. Lyin' Eyes ~ Eagles

2. Dream On ~ Aerosmith

3. Easy To Be Hard ~ 3 Dog Night

4. Think ~ Aretha Franklin

5. You're So Vain ~ Carly Simon

6. Killing Me Softly ~ Roberta Flack

7. Surrender ~ Cheap Trick

8. Hair ~ Cowsills

9. You Oughta Know ~ Alanis Morrisette

10. Beth ~ KISS

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Thanks Shawna. :)

I've left out some Classic songs in my Ten again too. :P

I just look at the List and think "which ones would I like to hear now", so before I change my mind again here's my Top Ten.

1. Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack

2. Lyin' Eyes - The Eagles

3. Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks

4. The Tracks Of My Tears - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

5. Secret Agent Man - Johnny Rivers

6. House of the Rising Sun - The Animals

7. Reach Out I'll Be There - Four Tops

8. Killer Queen - Queen

9. Start Me Up - The Rolling Stones

10.Sorrow - David Bowie

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1-Louie Louie - The Kingsmen

2-Longest Time, The - Billy Joel

3-Hair - The Cowsills

4-Motivator - T. Rex

5-Respect Yourself - The Staple Singers

6-Start Me Up-The Stones

7-Do It Again - Steely Dan

8-Tracks Of My Tears, The - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

9-Easy To Be Hard - Three Dog Night

10-Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack

It's actually getting easier.

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Float On - Modest Mouse-----Do you know if this the same song as The Floaters' 1977 one jman

I just checked and nope it is not.

1. Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles

2. Civil War - Guns N' Roses

3. Float On - Modest Mouse

4. House of the Rising Sun - The Animals

5. I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) - Otis Redding

6. Boom Boom - John Lee Hooker

7. Blitzkrieg Bop - The Ramones

8. I Feel The Earth Move - Carole King

9. Killer Queen - Queen

10. Start Me Up - The Rolling Stones

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1. Danke Schoen - Wayne Newton

2. Honesty - Billy Joel

3. House of the Rising Sun - The Animals

4. Lyin' Eyes - The Eagles

5. Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack

6. Tracks Of My Tears, The - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

7. Reach Out I'll Be There - Four Tops

8. Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks

9. Secret Agent Man - Johnny Rivers

10. Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles

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1. Boom Boom - John Lee Hooker (the original a-haw haw haw haw)

2. May You Never - John Martyn

3. I've Been Loving You Too Long - Otis Redding

4. Lyin' Eyes - Eagles

5. Georgia on My Mind - Ray Charles

6. Tracks of My Tears, The - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

7. House of the Rising Sun - Animals

8. Think - Aretha

9. Louie Louie - The Kingsmen

10. Load-Out, The / Stay - Jackson Browne

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1- Sorrow - David Bowie

2- I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) - Otis Redding

3- Picture This - Blondie

4- Oliver´s Army- Elvis Costello

5- Killing Moon, The - Echo And The Bunnymen

6- Reach Out I'll Be There - Four Tops

7- Surrender - Cheap Trick

8- You're So Vain - Carly Simon

9- I Feel The Earth Move - Carole King

10- Tracks Of My Tears, The - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

It´s sad to leave so many wonderful songs away... :P

I´m glad somebody re-nominated "Oliver´s Army", one of my favourite songs... :)

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1.Louie Louie - The Kingsmen

2.Blitzkrieg Bop - The Ramones

3.Porcelain - Moby

4.Float On - Modest Mouse

5.Rock Me Amadeus - Falco

6.House of the Rising Sun - Animals

7.She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult

8.Around The World - Daft Punk

9.Radar Love - Golden Earring

10.Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack

Go on then :)

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