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Friday random ten: Revisiting the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs list, part 10

Here’s their list.

1. Rocket Man – Kate Bush (orig. Elton John, #245)
2. Stand! – Sly and the Family Stone (#244)
3. I Fall To Pieces – Patsy Cline (#241)
4. I Got A Woman – Ray Charles (#239)
5. Moondance – Van Morrison (#231)
6. Mannish Boy – Muddy Waters (#230)
7. Fire And Rain – James Taylor (#227; also a cover by Blood, Sweat & Tears)
8. Walk Away Renee – Southside Johnny & The Jukes (orig. The Left Banke, #222)
9. Boom Boom – John Lee Hooker (#220)
10. Do You Believe In Magic? – The Lovin’ Spoonful (#218)

Song I don’t have but should, part 1: “Only the Lonely”, Roy Orbison (#234). Not really sure why I don’t have it, but that was one of the reasons for doing this, to build a Need To Buy list.
Songs that could be the start of an awesome sexytimes playlist: “Moondance”, “Mannish Boy”, “Sexual Healing” (Marvin Gaye, #233). Big Jim Slade is standing by, just in case.
Song I don’t have but should, part 2: “Should I Stay Or Should I Go?”, The Clash (#228). Somewhere, Kay Bailey Hutchison is pouring herself a drink.
Song I don’t have but should, part 3: “Oh, Pretty Woman”, Roy Orbison (#224). I do have “Oh! You Pretty Woman”, by Asleep At The Wheel and Willie Nelson, for what it’s worth.
Song I don’t have but should, part 4: “Walk On The Wild Side’, Lou Reed (#223). Quite the Need To Buy list I’ve got going here.

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  1. Linkmeister says:

    Linda Ronstadt & Ann Savoy’s version of Walk Away RenĂ©e is gorgeous.