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Sorry for putting an imgur link, I just don't want to flood the comments section
for me it's a 10 and two 4's I hold firm that 1975 is the weakest post-1963 year for #1's we've covered so far
my mom loves james corden. i do not except in into the woods
hey Legeis, last month you said you wanted a list of signature songs. so a few weeks ago I came up with a list of 50 superstar acts from the Number Ones era so far (60s-80s) and tried to guess what their signature songs would be. i never had the time or the desire to post it until now. because a lot of people on my original post said that many artists had more than 1 signature song, I listed at least 3 for each artist. 5 really massive acts (elton john, michael jackson, pink floyd, queen, rolling stones) have 5 songs listed, and today's subject george michael has 4 because it's unfair that his most popular song is a christmas songs. also listed chart peaks for each song and the artist's highest charting hit. link below. enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! https://imgur.com/a/qAopdCw
relevant bonus beat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18JRjc9M2Gw
One of my absolute favorite songs we've ever discussed in this column. I have probably listened to it willingly around 1000 times. It's a 10.
Hall of fames in general are pieces of shit.
I don't like "Heaven Is a Place on Earth" that much because the religious elements turn me off as an atheist, but "I Get Weak" is phenomenal. I also utterly love the other Diane Warren track on the album, "World Without You." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUe5Cn2-mho
Upvoted not only for the contents of the post, but also for the amazing username.
"Jolene" is one of those rare cases where the single didn't chart very well (it went to #60 in 1974), and yet, due to the massive success of the artist otherwise, its popularity has grown exponentially to the point where it might be their most popular song today. I think David Bowie might be the extreme of this. He had 2 US #1's, "Fame" and "Let's Dance." And yet his most-played song today on American classic rock radio (and probably most beloved today as well, as Perks of Being a Wallflower showed) is "Heroes," which didn't even chart on the Hot 100 upon its release as a single in 1977.
This video is a 10 though https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dwimc4cvUmQ
Similarly, there's a Simply Red #1 we'll get to in 2 virtual years that's a cover of a Philly soul act's highest-charting song. Not only has the cover completely eclipsed the original's popularity today, it's probably also the song most closely associated with Simply Red now.
It reads like a fairy tale. That opening line just screams Cinderella. And not because Whitney played the Fairy Godmother in a TV movie version of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. (While I was typing this, my phone autocorrected "Rodgers" to "Dodgers." Must be because I live in LA.)
You're dead-on about Billy and Kenny, but I'm not really sure about the others. I think the charts got Mac right in hindsight: their sole chart-topper "Dreams" is also their signature song, and the meme from last year only solidified its status.
He's up there with Chuck Berry and the Spinners in the category of "sole #1 is a complete footnote in their catalog."
And yet no one ever covers her songs unless the arrangement is really changed...maybe people just know they can't live up to her.
I'd rather listen to "Shining Star," but you have to admit "September" is around 30 times as popular.
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