Thursday, May 29, 2014


#1306 SON OF A PREACHER MAN Dusty Springfield
A highlight from blue-eyed soul singer Dusty Springfield's 'Dusty in Memphis' watershed album was "Son of a Preacher Man", written by John Hurley and Ronnie Wilkins and issued as a single in 1968. 

#1307 MACK THE KNIFE Bobby Darin
In 1959, teen idol Bobby Darin scored a global hit with his uber-cool rendition of "Mack the Knife" from "Threepenny's Opera" and written by Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill.

#1308 THINK Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin further established her credentials as the Queen of Soul in 1968 with "Think", another empowering anthem for women; co-written by Franklin and her husband/ manager Ted White. Jerry Wexler produced this track from 'Aretha Now'.

#1309 IN MY HOUSE Mary Jane Girls
Funk artist Rick James wrote "In My House" for the girl group Mary Jane Girls, providing Motown with 1 of its sexiest tracks ever in 1985.

#1310 LOVE'S UNKIND Donna Summer
This track from Donna Summer's 'I Remember Yesterday' album is part Supremes and part disco. Summer co-wrote the song with producers Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte.

The list is a ranking made up of the songs I enjoy the most, ranked in order of preference: the higher we go, the more I cherish them. Some were released as singles, others as album tracks. Some are obscure; others were worldwide hits or have universal appeal. They aren't always the most famous or popular, but simply a personal choice.This expanded section now includes songs from the last few years. I hope you find some new tracks to love, or re-discover some past favourites.
5 new songs are added every day from #1201-1500

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