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The Songfactors' Choice Top Ten # 21


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Wow, that was tough.. Alot of good music got left off.. But, here we are:

1. Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley

2. Black Dog - Led Zeppelin

3. Take the Long Way Home - Supertramp

4. Round Here - Counting Crows

5. Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight & The Pips

6. Helter Skelter - The Beatles

7. Lightning Crashes - Live

8. Funeral for a Friend - Elton John

9. Never Tear us Apart - INXS

10. She Talks to Angels - Black Crowes

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1. Jailhouse Rock ~ Elvis

2. Funeral For A Friend ~ Elton

3. Magic Man ~ Heart

4. Don't Change ~ INXS

5. Take It To The Limit ~ Eagles

6. Here Come Those Tears Again ~ Jackson Browne

7. It's Not Unusual ~ Tom Jones

8. Smoke From A Distant Fire ~Sanford/Townsend

9. Build Me Up Buttercup ~ Foundations

10.I Got A Name ~ Jim Croce

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1] Come to My Window - Melissa Etheridge

2] Midnight Train To Georgia - Gladys Knight & The Pips

3] Is She Really Going Out With Him? - Joe Jackson

4] Since I Don't Have You - The Skyliners

5] Times Like These - Foo Fighters

6] Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations

7] She Talks To Angels - The Black Crowes

8] Strutter - Kiss

9] Magic Man - Heart

10] Lightning Crashes - Live

I had to leave out way too many songs. I need therapy after these votes. Sweet Old Fitty, can you set me up with a good shrink?

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1. I Got A Name - Jim Croce "Like the fool I am and I'll always be/I've got a dream, I've got a dream/They can change their minds but they can't change me" Great lines.

2. Take It To The Limit - The Eagles "You can spend all your time making money/You can spend all your love making time" Beautifully written song by Henley and Frey.

3. No Expectations - The Rolling Stones One of the starkest blue-eyed soul numbers - disdains the emphasis on anything but guitar and vocals, ala Robert Johnson and other early bluesmen.

4. Dream Lover - Bobby Darin So smooth and yet with such urgency, Darin was one of the best at vocal interpretation.

5. Rocket Man - Elton John Love that playful falsetto that Elton can no longer muster.

6. Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters "Oh, when the sun beats down and burns the tar up on the roof..." You can SEE all the elements in this song in each line.

7. Sleepwalk - Santo & Johnny This vote is a nod to my Junior High dance days. Whenever the opening guitar notes were heard, all the guys scrambled to find the girl with whom they had been waiting to slow dance.

8. Tuesday Afternoon - The Moody Blues Because they are the Moody Blues.

9. It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones Distictive and powerful ... what a voice!

10. Since I Don't Have You - The Skyliners One of my first favorite "heartache" songs - before I ever had one.

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1. One Fine Morning - Lighthouse

2. Rocket Man - Elton John

3. Dream Lover - Bobby Darin

4. Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters

5. Funeral For A Friend (Love Lies Bleeding) - Elton John

6. It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones

7. Rave On - Buddy Holly

8. Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations

9. Take It To The Limit - The Eagles

10. Can't Get Enough - Bad Company

With honourable mention to Frankenstein, Jailhouse Rock, Volare, I Got A Name & Midnight Train To Georgia.

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1. Temptation Eyes ~ Grass Roots

2. Smoke From A Distant Fire ~ Sanford Townsend

3. Aint No Mountain High Enough ~ Diana Ross

4. Black Dog ~ Led Zep

5. Build Me Up Buttercup ~ Foundations

6. Rave On ~ Buddy Holly

7. Can't Get Enough ~ Bad Co

8. I Got A Name ~ Jim Croce

9. Midnight Train To Georgia ~ Gladys Night

10 Magic Man ~ Heart

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I had to leave out way too many songs. I need therapy after these votes. Sweet Old Fitty, can you set me up with a good shrink?

Your Ten looks pretty sane to me, dear Peaches. :)

After this Top Ten, I think we should start a petition to make "AM Radio Classic Oldies" a mandatory High School/College subject. But I'm biased.

I will have a suggestion for the next Top Ten, but I won't put it forward until after we wrap this one up, and I've discussed it with Farin.

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You did. They must be on FM playlists, are they ? I'm not criticising the songs in yours (or anyone else's Ten). It would be boring if we all liked the same songs.

And I'm probably missing out on a lot of great 1990/2000 songs because I don't get them on AM ! I was surprised at the lack of support for Gnarls Barkley's Crazy when it was nominated a few weeks ago. It's one of the few recent songs I really like.

:P

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for a few weeks...the lizard should listen to only am radio..and old55 should listen to only fm radio

Pretty sharp, shadows. Point taken. He would hear about 3 times as many songs as I would though. Maybe more, because an old guy like me might fall asleep during some of those 10 minute songs.

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That's spooky. CeeCee read my mind !!!

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1. Jailhouse Rock - Elvis

2. Rave On - Buddy Holly

3. Sleepwalk - Santo & Johnny

4. Under The Boardwalk - Drifters

5. Frankenstein- Edgar Winter

6. Volare - Domenico Modugno

7. Smoke From A Distant Fire - Sanford Townsend

8. Give Ireland Back To The Irish - Wings

9. Tuesday's Gone - Lynyrd Skynyrd

10. Since I Don't Have You - Skyliners

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Hi Phil. I'll put mine on later today. Just going to have lunch and then I'll be out all afternoon (here).

There's 5 songs currently with 50 + Points that should make the Ten. The other 5 positions are "up for grabs"; it's very close again.

:)

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Here are mine, after some painful cuts:

1. She Talks to Angels - Black Crowes

2. You Get What You Give - The New Radicals

3. Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters

4. Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys

5. Never Tear Us Apart - INXS

6. Round Here - Counting Crows

7. Rocket Man - Elton John

8. Come to My Window - Melissa Etheridge

9. Closer To Fine - The Indigo Girls

10. Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley

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1. Baby, Scratch My Back - Slim Harpo .. Maybe less well-known than I'd thought. It reached number 16 in US Pop charts in 1966, but was a number one R&B hit.

2. Is She Really Going Out With Him ? - Joe Jackson

3. Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations

4. Dream Lover - Bobby Darin

5. Funeral For A Friend (Love Lies Bleeding) - Elton John

6. Subterranean Homesick Blues - Bob Dylan

7. Take The Long Way Home - Supertramp

8. Can't Get Enough - Bad Company

9. You Only Get What You Give - The New Radicals .. Heard this one hit wonder while 'seeking' a radio station traveling on vacation. Really the first time I'd paid much attention.

10.Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley

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1. Midnight Train To Georgia - Gladys Knight & The Pips

2. Rocket Man - Elton John

3. Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley

4. Dream Lover - Bobby Darin

5. Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters

6. Take It To The Limit - The Eagles

7. Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations

8. Rave On - Buddy Holly

9. Sleepwalk - Santo and Johnny

10.Since I Don't Have You - The Skyliners

Decisions, decisions. :P

Only Elvish and Namahage to vote (I saw him on here today) and Invisible r if she'd like to ! Rachel's on holidays/vacation but she can't stay away from Songacts.

:)

How's Radhi and Martin ? I hope you're not PTing each other !

;)

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I've started going through YouTube to see what I think of most of these songs. It takes a while, so I'd rather do it in the very early morning than middle of the day. :P

Came up with:

1: Black Dog - Led Zeppelin

2: The Prayer - Andrea Bocelli

3: Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley

4: All My Love - Led Zeppelin

5: Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations

6: Come To My Window - Melissa Etheridge

7: Helter Skelter - The Beatles

8: Steam - Peter Gabriel

9: Rocket Man - Elton John

10: Take The Long Way Home - Supertramp

I'm starting to think I should stop voting for my songs so they'll die a cold, lonely death at the bottom of the list that they deserve. :laughing:

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