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Friday random ten: The Top 500, part 8

As we ended the old year, so we begin the new year with another set of songs in my collection from the Rolling Stone Top 500 list.

1. Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone – The Temptations (#168)
2. Dancing Queen – Abba (#171)
3. Dream On – Aerosmith (#172)
4. Please Please Me – The Beatles (#184)
5. Who’ll Stop The Rain – Creedence Clearwater Revival (#188)
6. Knocking On Heaven’s Door – Warren Zevon (#190, orig. Bob Dylan)
7. Come Together – Aerosmith/Ike & Tina Turner (#202, orig. The Beatles)
8. Reach Out, I’ll Be There – The Four Tops (#206)
9. Gloria – Them (#208)
10. Boom Boom – John Lee Hooker (#218)

You may or may not realize it, but you have heard John Lee Hooker’s “Boom Boom” before. It was featured in the movie “The Blues Brothers”:

I don’t actually remember the whole song being played in the original cut of the movie, but regardless, there it is. Speaking of movies, I of course also have the version of “Dancing Queen” from “Mamma Mia!”, because that’s Olivia and Audrey’s favoritest movie ever.

Don’t you wish life was more like a musical sometimes? Finally, am I the only one who remembers the disco-ified version of “Gloria” that Santa Esmerelda did?

My parents had this album back in the day. As a commenter on that video noted, the entire first side of the disc was taken up by their rendition of “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”. The 70s, man. You just had to be there.

Entire song list report: Started with “Small Town”, by John Mellencamp. Finished with “Soul Man”, by The Blues Brothers, song number 4922, for a total of 134 new year’s songs. What are you listening to this week?

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