Saturday, May 31, 2014


#1316 I AM WOMAN Helen Reddy
The female liberation anthem "I Am Woman" became a worldwide hit in 1972. With lyrics and vocals by Helen Reddy, the music was composed by fellow Australian Ray Burton. 

#1312 OB-LA-DI, OB-LA-DA The Beatles
From 1968's so-called The White Album (aka The Beatles), the playful track "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" is credited to John Lennon & Paul McCartney. 

#1313 LOVE MACHINE Pt. 1 The Miracles
Smokey Robinson departed The Miracles in 1972. His replacement, William "Billy" Griffin,  co-wrote "Love Machine" with fellow Miracle Warren "Pete" Moore. The Motown group scored a US #1 hit with this funky disco hit in 1976.

#1314 DESTINATION: ANYWHERE The Marvelettes
Motown girl group The Marvelettes released this cool R&B song written and produced by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson in 1968.

#1315 DON'T ASK ME WHY Billy Joel
By 1980, Billy Joel was a pop star enjoying mega sales. That year's 'Glass Houses' album featured 10 new songs, all penned by him, of which "Don't Ask Me Why" was 1 lifted as a single.

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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