Saturday, June 14, 2014


#1386 BEN Michael Jackson
"Ben", the title song from a movie about a killer rat, was written by Don Black and Walter Scharf. It became Michael Jackson's 1st solo worldwide #1 in 1972.

#1387 STARS ON 45 Stars On 45
In 1981, "Stars On 45" became an international #1 single for  a group of Dutch singers and musicians under the monicker Stars On 45. It was essentially a medley of songs- mostly by The Beatles. The writing credits mention Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Robbie van Leeuwen, Andy kim and Jeff Barry.

#1388 TEQUILA A.L.T. & The Lost Civilization
A.L.T. & The Lost Civilization scored a hit in 1992 with a Latin-flavoured rap remake of The Champs' 1958 instrumental; #1 "Tequila". The original was composed by Chuck Rio and the cover version consisted of a rap written by A.L.T.'s French-Mexican Al Tribette.

#1389 IN MY LIFE The Beatles
Although credited to both John Lennon & Paul McCartney, "In My Life" was written solely by the former and remains 1 of his best contributions to The Beatles' songbook. The ballad was included on the 1965 LP 'Rubber Soul'.

#1390 FOREVER CAME TODAY Diana Ross & The Supremes
"Forever Came Today" was the final chart hit written for Diana Ross & The Supremes by the team of Holland/ Dozier/ Holland. The writer/ producers departed Motown soon after. The single was from the girl group's 'Reflections' album in 1968.

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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