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560. Spooky Tooth – Better by You, Better than Me - 6
561. Lena Horne – The Man I Love - 5
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560. Spooky Tooth – Better by You, Better than Me: 7

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Dang bonnielaurel, I either put the Kate Bush version of this song on my list or considered it. I think the instrumentation on this version is a bit too fluffy for me, and I like Kate Bush's quivering vocals better, but I can see how a Billie Holiday fan could enjoy this.

561. Lena Horne – The Man I Love: 6
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Lena Horne – The Man I Love: 5
I can't really fault anything about it, but this type of ballad rarely grabs me. Lena Horne could sing though!

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560. Spooky Tooth - Better By You, Better Than Me: 5/10
561. Lena Horne - The Man I Love: 6/10
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mileswide wrote: Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:36 pm
Myself wrote: Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:07 pm For me to give a song that low a rating it needs to either morally offend me
That'd be more like a 1 for me. I'd forgotten I'd even awarded a 1 on here but I've done so at least once- for Yankee Doodle and that was only because I didn't consider it a proper song (nothing against anyone who thinks otherwise!) I don't give out 1s casually though.
Even looking at my list from an old thread called "Least-favorite songs," I don't see all 1s. I listened to some of the very bottom Biggest Fan songs, but it takes maybe more than they've got to pull the trigger on a 1 rating. There are a lot of musical crimes on my list below, though I wouldn't call any of them morally offensive. (Thankfully no one on Biggest Fan is into date rape or white nationalism songs.)

(Pared down a little)
John Cougar Mellencamp – R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.
Bon Jovi – I’ll Be There for You
Bryan Adams – Please Forgive Me
Mariah Carey – Hero
The Rembrandts – I'll Be There for You
Sister Hazel – All for You
Limp Bizkit – Faith
Blessid Union of Souls – Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me for Me)
The Offspring – Why Don’t You Get a Job?, Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)
Liz Phair – Why Can’t I?
Hoobastank – The Reason
Gym Class Heroes – Cupid’s Chokehold
Uncle Kracker – Smile
Flo Rida – Whistle
Bruno Mars – Count on Me
Michael Buble – everything, or, Haven't Met You Yet
Michael Bolton – take your pick
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I like Haven’t Met You Yet but most of the rest I’m not crazy about either
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Live in Phoenix wrote: Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:25 pm Michael Bolton – take your pick
Smokey Robinson once called Michael Bolton's rendition of Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay the 'soul' version of the song, Otis' original being the 'pop' version- now that's offensive.
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561. Lena Horne - The Man I Love: 5
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mileswide wrote: Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:23 pm
Live in Phoenix wrote: Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:25 pm Michael Bolton – take your pick
Smokey Robinson once called Michael Bolton's rendition of Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay the 'soul' version of the song, Otis' original being the 'pop' version- now that's offensive.
What does THAT mean? That Michael's is more legit? What the fuck?
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StevieFan13 wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:58 am
mileswide wrote: Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:23 pm
Live in Phoenix wrote: Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:25 pm Michael Bolton – take your pick
Smokey Robinson once called Michael Bolton's rendition of Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay the 'soul' version of the song, Otis' original being the 'pop' version- now that's offensive.
What does THAT mean? That Michael's is more legit? What the fuck?
Checked my spreadsheet again. Bolton's "Dock of the Bay" is another of those I gave a 1. Meanwhile, Otis's version is in my top 20 of all-time. So I'm gonna have to disagree with the Motown legend on that one ...
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Myself wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:12 am
StevieFan13 wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:58 am
mileswide wrote: Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:23 pm

Smokey Robinson once called Michael Bolton's rendition of Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay the 'soul' version of the song, Otis' original being the 'pop' version- now that's offensive.
What does THAT mean? That Michael's is more legit? What the fuck?
Checked my spreadsheet again. Bolton's "Dock of the Bay" is another of those I gave a 1. Meanwhile, Otis's version is in my top 20 of all-time. So I'm gonna have to disagree with the Motown legend on that one ...
I just don’t know how anyone could think any version of that song is better than the original.
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There is currently a Neil Young poll happening on this forum! You could vote for today’s song there! It’s already Mr. Young’s fifth entry here.

562. Neil Young - Albuquerque
Year: 1975
Album: Tonight’s the Night
Biggest Fan: Jap123 (#960)

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Rob wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:36 am562. Neil Young - Albuquerque
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562. Neil Young - Albuquerque: 8/10
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560. Spooky Tooth – Better by You, Better than Me: 6
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561. Lena Horne - The Man I Love: 3
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562. Neil Young - Albuquerque: 7.5
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Live in Phoenix wrote: Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:25 pm
John Cougar Mellencamp – R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.
Bon Jovi – I’ll Be There for You
Bryan Adams – Please Forgive Me
Mariah Carey – Hero
The Rembrandts – I'll Be There for You
Sister Hazel – All for You
Limp Bizkit – Faith
Blessid Union of Souls – Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me for Me)
The Offspring – Why Don’t You Get a Job?, Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)
Liz Phair – Why Can’t I?
Hoobastank – The Reason
Gym Class Heroes – Cupid’s Chokehold
Uncle Kracker – Smile
Flo Rida – Whistle
Bruno Mars – Count on Me
Michael Buble – everything, or, Haven't Met You Yet
Michael Bolton – take your pick
Don't know about anyone else but SO MANY Limp Bizkit songs could be added to this list. Fred Durst must be one of the worst frontmen ever! The lyrics, the delivery... pure awefulness!
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madzong wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:44 pm
Don't know about anyone else but SO MANY Limp Bizkit songs could be added to this list. Fred Durst must be one of the worst frontmen ever! The lyrics, the delivery... pure awefulness!
The '90s had a good chance of being my favorite decade, if it had even kept pace a little bit during the 2nd half, instead of so many of my favorite bands falling apart, losing their way, dropping dead, then being replaced by stuff like boy bands and bad hard rock. (And I'm not sure Limp Bizkit would even crack a top 10 of my greatest musical letdowns during that time...I think I liked Korn less because of all the melodrama. Limp Bizkit wasn't even going to bother with trying to get dramatic.)
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562. Neil Young - Albuquerque: 7
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563. Patsy Cline – You’re Stronger Than Me
Year: 1962
EP: So Wrong/ You’re Stronger Than Me
Biggest Fan: Live in Phoenix (#473)

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Rob wrote: Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:15 am563. Patsy Cline – You’re Stronger Than Me
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What is it with me and forgetting to vote on Saturdays?

Neil Young - Albuquerque: 8
Neil Young decided to take a right turn on Albuquerque and arrived at the right place. This whole album is very raw, both in emotion and in sound. Every song feels like a nerve and so does this one.

Patsy Cline – You’re Stronger Than Me: 6
Like the Lena Horne song two days ago not completely my thing, but I find Cline's voice more appealing.
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563. Patsy Cline – You’re Stronger Than Me: 6.5
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Hey, this song ranks on AM at #6321! It is also the second time Deep Purple appears!

564. Deep Purple – Woman from Tokyo
Year: 1973
Album: Who Do We Think We Are
Biggest Fan: Red Ant (#557)

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Rob wrote: Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:01 am564. Deep Purple – Woman from Tokyo
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Deep Purple – Woman from Tokyo: 8

This band at their peak score an 8 easily for me. I'm just very susceptible for their type of driving hard rock.
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561. Lena Horne - The Man I Love: 6
562. Neil Young - Albuquerque: 7.25
563. Patsy Cline – You’re Stronger Than Me: 6.5
Deep Purple – Woman from Tokyo: 8.75 (#2062 on my all-time list)

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564. Deep Purple – Woman from Tokyo: 8
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564. Deep Purple – Woman from Tokyo: 7 (2275 on my all time list)
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563. Patsy Cline - You're Stronger Than Me: 5/10
564. Deep Purple - Woman from Tokyo: 6/10
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565. Evelyn “Champagne” King – Spirit of the Dancer
Year: 1981
Album: I’m in Love
Biggest Fan: Moonbeam (#765)

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562. Neil Young - Albuquerque - 6
563. Patsy Cline – You’re Stronger Than Me - 6
564. Deep Purple – Woman from Tokyo - 6.5
565. Evelyn “Champagne” King – Spirit of the Dancer - 6
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Rob wrote: Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:58 am565. Evelyn “Champagne” King – Spirit of the Dancer
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Evelyn “Champagne” King – Spirit of the Dancer: 5
Decent, if unremarkable disco.
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565. Evelyn "Champagne" King - Spirit of the Dancer: 4/10
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559. Boney M. - Rasputin: 4
560. Spooky Tooth – Better by You, Better than Me: 7
561. Lena Horne – The Man I Love: 5
562. Neil Young - Albuquerque: 7
563. Patsy Cline – You’re Stronger Than Me: 8
564. Deep Purple – Woman from Tokyo: 7
565. Evelyn “Champagne” King – Spirit of the Dancer: 4
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565. Evelyn “Champagne” King – Spirit of the Dancer: 5
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Remember The Kinks? They used to be big in this game, but we haven’t seen them around these parts for almost a year. Today they stage a comeback, with their fourth appearance, courtesy of that master for raising the dead: Zombeels.

566. The Kinks – Trust Your Heart
Year: 1978
Album: Misfits
Biggest Fan: Zombeels (#884)

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560. Spooky Tooth – Better by You, Better than Me 8 a song that makes me want to dive deeper into this band that I only know by name.
561. Lena Horne – The Man I Love 6
562. Neil Young - Albuquerque 7
563. Patsy Cline – You’re Stronger Than Me 5.5
564. Deep Purple – Woman from Tokyo 6
565. Evelyn “Champagne” King – Spirit of the Dancer 7
566. The Kinks – Trust Your Heart 6
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566. The Kinks – Trust Your Heart - 7
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Rob wrote: Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:52 am566. The Kinks – Trust Your Heart
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The Kinks – Trust Your Heart: 6
Good to see a return to hard rock for The Kinks here, but their melody has been stronger.
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566. The Kinks – Trust Your Heart: 6
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So I can’t find the next, lengthy song separately on YouTube, but the whole album is there. The link below should bring you automatically to the time code where is appears. If not, you’ll find it at 50:14.

567. Wadada Leo Smith – John F. Kennedy’s New Frontier and the Space Race, 1960
Year: 2012
Album: Ten Freedom Summers
Biggest Fan: Sonofsamiam (#406)
YouTube-link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj0NVI_AmdE&t=3012s

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564. Deep Purple – Woman from Tokyo: 8.5
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566. The Kinks – Trust Your Heart: 8.5
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565. Evelyn “Champagne” King – Spirit of the Dancer: 3
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567. Wadada Leo Smith – John F. Kennedy’s New Frontier and the Space Race: 3
"On a mountain range, I'm Dr. Strange"
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