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Songs that belong on Rolling Stone’s Top 500, but aren’t

In no particular order they are: “Love Is Strange”–Mickey and Sylvia–how can you NOT fall for that opening hook? “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”–The Tokens–the opening vocals (“wee….eee…..eee….um….wee….eee…eee…eee…..um….wee…um…uh….way”) in this classic do what the opening guitar hook does in “Love is … Continue reading

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Best instrumental works of all time

…..and I don’t mean instrumental versions of songs that would otherwise have lyrics.  I mean songs that were composed as lyric-free songs. These are the flightless birds of popular music, a style that has all but disappeared from currently popular … Continue reading

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Musicians who deserve to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but aren’t

I’ll be adding to this list as time progresses. These include both solo artists and groups. In alphabetical order, they are: America The Association Pat Benatar Gary U.S. Bonds The Cars Chicago Chubby Checker Petula Clark Dire Straits The Doobie … Continue reading

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Faves that ARE on Rolling Stone’s 500 greatest songs of all time

I’ll be adding to this as I think of more. In no particular order, they are: “The Loco-motion”–that opening sax hook will get you singing along with the lyrics from start to finish “Mack the Knife”–the upbeat tempo and arrangement … Continue reading

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Not “Top 500” songs, but other favorite songs of mine nonetheless

While coming up short of being on the “Top 500”, they are among my faves.  I’ll be adding to this as I think of more. In no particular order they are: “Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer”–Nat King Cole–fun to … Continue reading

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Not on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 best of all time, but just as good

These songs are not on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 best of all time, but just as good  I’ll be adding to this as I think of more.  Many are from the late 50’s/early 60’s–a timespan mostly ignored by … Continue reading

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