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Friday random ten: Revisiting the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs list, part 4

Here again is the RS list.

1. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) – Sly and the Family Stone (#410)
2. (Don’t Fear) The Reaper – Blue Öyster Cult (#405)
3. Remember (Walkin’ in the Sand) – Aerosmith (#404, orig. The Shangri-Las)
4. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley (#403)
5. Summer in the City – Black Casino And The Ghost (#401, orig. The Lovin’ Spoonful)
6. Roxanne – The Police (#398)
7. Tell It Like It Is – Aaron Neville (#391)
8. Pride (In The Name Of Love) – U2 (#388)
9. Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles (#387)
10. (What A) Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong (#382, orig. Sam Cooke)

Song the girls would like if I played it for them: “Umbrella”, Rihanna (#412). It’s right in their wheelhouse.
Song every Yankees fan associates with Mariano Rivera: “Enter Sandman”, Metallica (#408). They should play it when he’s inducted to the Hall of Fame.
Song the MOB played once, then gave to a school that would appreciate it more: “Sweet Home Alabama”, Lynyrd Skynyrd (#407). I don’t remember why then-director Ken Dye said he’d arranged it, but after one rehearsal of it he said he’d give the arrangement to the Crimson Tide band.
Song I may still have on vinyl but if so I haven’t ripped it: “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”, Elton John (#390). I owned (and may still own, I’ll have to check) two volumes’ worth of Elton John’s greatest hits on vinyl. Neither ever made it into my digital collection.
Song I used to own but don’t anymore: “Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)”, Pink Floyd (#384). I think I recorded a friend’s copy of this from vinyl to cassette once. Go ahead, sic the RIAA on me.
Song I don’t own but should: “Ohio”, CSNY (#395). As with “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”, I should own more CSNY.

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