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Friday random ten: Songs of the Century, part 7

Continuing with songs in my collection from the Songs of the Century as compiled by the Recording Industry of America and the National Endowment for the Arts.

1. I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown (#152)
2. Banana Boat Song (Day-O) – RJD2 (#156, Harry Belafonte)
3. Material Girl – Madonna (#161)
4. Tequila – The MOB (#164, The Champs)
5. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – Big Daddy (#167, The Beatles)
6. Soul Man – The Blues Brothers (#168, Sam and Dave)
7. I Love Rock and Roll – Hayseed Dixie/The MOB (#177, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts)
8. Fast Car – Tracy Chapman (#178)
9. Will You Love Me Tomorrow – Carole King (#179, The Shirelles)
10. I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash (#183)

I haven’t included a video for one of these in awhile, so here’s my favorite rendition of the Banana Boat Song:

All dinner parties should be like that, don’t you think? Well, maybe minus the face-grabbing. I remember seeing that in the theater. We all laughed our rear ends off.

Round 2 report: Started with “Listening to Levon”, by Marc Cohn. Finished with “My Favorite Mistake”, by Sheryl Crow, song #691, for a total of 86 this week. The last L song was “Lullaby”, by Billy Joel. The first M song was “Make It Funky”, by John Lee Hooker.

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