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59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
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Slow Down You Move Too Fast You Gotta Make the Morning Last.
Just kickin' down the cobblestones looking for fun and feelin' groovy written by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel for the 1966 album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
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I Was Dreaming when I Wrote This
The Ace Of Spades
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If You Like To Gamble, I Tell You I'm Your Man
1980, Motorhead
Addicted To Love
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Your Lights Are On, But You're Not Home
1986, Robert Palmer
All Along The Watchtower
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There Must Be Some Kind Of Way Out Of Here
1968, Jimi Hendrix
All Summer Long
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It Was 1989, My Thoughts Were Short My Hair Was Long
Kid Rock
All You Need Is Love
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There's Nothing You Can Do That Can't Be Done
1967, The Beatles
Always The Sun
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How Many Times Have You Woken Up And Prayed For The Rain?
1986, The Stranglers
Aquarius/Let The Sunshine in
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When The Moon Is In The Seventh House And Jupiter Aligns With Mars
1969, The Fifth Dimension
At Last
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I Was Never Spellbound by a Starry Sky, What is There to Moonglow when Love Has Passed You By?
Then there came a midnight, and the world was new; Now here am I so spellbound, darling, not by stars, but just by you; At last my love has come along, My lonely days are over, and life is like a song. written by Mack Gordon and music by Harry Warren for 1941 film "Sun Valley Serenade" and 1942 film "Orchestra Wives" both films featured Glenn Miller and his Orchestra. Ray Eberle and Pat Friday sang it in "Orchestra Wives"
Baby One More Time
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Oh Baby Baby, How Was I Supposed To Know
1999, Britney Spears
Bad Day
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Where is the Moment when Needed the Most, You Kick up the Leaves and the Magic is Lost
Daniel Powter
Billie Jean
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She Was More Like a Beauty Queen from a Movie Scene
Michael Jackson
Blue (Da Ba Dee)
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Yo Listen Up Here's A Story About A Little Guy That Lives In A Blue World
1999, Eiffel 65
Blue Moon
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Once Upon a Time, Before I Took up Smiling, I Hated the Moonlight
Shadows of the night that poets find beguiling seemed flat as the noon light. Composed as a ballad in 1934 by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, this song has become famous by the chorus "Blue Moon you left me standing alone. Without a dream in my heart. Without a love of my own." The most successful version was the Doo-Wop version by the Marcels in 1961. Richard Rodgers hated that version and took out ads to ask people not to buy it. Although found in several films such as "Words And Music" (1948); "Malaya" (1949); "East Side, West Side" (1950); and "With A Song In My Heart" (1952) it was not written for any particular show or film by Rodgers and Hart.
Bohemian Like You
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You've Got A Great Car, Yeah, What's Wrong With It Today?
2001, Dandy Warhols
Born To Be Wild
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Get Your Motor Runnin', Head Out On The Highway
1969, Steppenwolf
The Boxer
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I Am Just A Poor Boy Though My Story's Seldom Told
1969, Simon & Garfunkel
The Boys Of Summer
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Nobody On The Road, Nobody On The Beach
1985, Don Henley
Brimful Of Asha
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There’s Dancin’ Behind Movie Scenes
1998, Cornershop
Candle In The Wind
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Goodbye Norma Jean
1974, Elton John
Carolina In The Pines
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She Came to Me, Said She Knew Me Said She'd Known Me a Long Time
And she spoke of being in love With every mountain she had climbed And she talked of trails she'd walked up Far above the timberline From that night on I knew I'd write songs With Carolina in the pines. words and music by Michael Murphey released in his album "Blue Sky, Night Thunder" in 1975.
Close to You
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Why Do Birds Suddenly Appear Every Time You Are Near?
The Carpenters
Come On Eileen
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Poor Old Johnny Ray
1982, Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Common People
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She Came From Greece, She Had A Thirst For Knowledge
1995, Pulp
Could I Have This Dance
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I'll Always Remember, the Song They Were Playing, The First Time We Danced and I Knew
As we swayed to the music, and held to each other, I fell in love with you. words & music by Wayland Holyfield and Bob House. used in the the 1980 film "Urban Cowboy" starring John Travolta and Debra Winger. It was a #1 American Country and Canadian Country hit for Anne Murray in 1980.
Crazy He Calls Me
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I Say I'll Move the Mountains, and I'll Move the Mountains, If He Wants Them out of the Way.
Crazy he calls me, sure I'm crazy, crazy in love I'd say -- written by Carl Sigman and Sidney Keith Russell in 1949 -- featured on Linda Ronstadt's cd What's New
Cry Me A River
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Now You Say You're Lonely. You Cried the Whole Night Through.
Well, you can cry me a river, cry me a river, I cried a river over you. -- featured in "The Girl Can't Help It" (1957).
Danny's Song
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People Smile and Tell Me I'm the Lucky One And We've Just Begun, I Think I'm Gonna Have a Son.
He will be like him and me As free as a dove conceived in love, the sun is gonna shine above. Words and Music by Kenny Loggins and a 1972 #1 US Adult Contemporary, Canadian Adult Contemporary and Canadian Country hit for Anne Murray.
Deep Purple
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When the Deep Purple Falls over Sleepy Garden Walls
Originally published in 1933 by Peter de Rose as a piano solo, lyrics were added in 1939 by Mitchell Parish.
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Bum Bum Be-Dum Bum Bum Be-Dum Bum
Rihanna - "Good Girl Gone Bad" -- Disturbia, Am I scaring you tonight...
Don't You Want Me
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You Were Working As a Waitress in a Cocktail Bar
Human League
East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)
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I Wish That We Could Live up in the Sky. Where We Could Find a Place Away up High
Live among the stars, the sun, the moon Just you and I. written in 1934 by Brooks Bowman as an undergraduate at Princeton University for the Princeton Triangle Club's production of "Stags at Bay." It soon became the signature song of the Princeton Nasoons, Princeton's oldest acapella group. First recorded by Hal Kemp for Brunswick records on 12-1-1934. Since recorded by Sarah Vaughn, Charlie Parker, Stan Getz, Louis Armstrong, Lee Wiley, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Diana Krall.
Ebb Tide
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First the Tide Rushes in Plants a Kiss on the Shore
Then rolls out to sea And the sea is very still once more. So I rush to your side Like the oncoming tide With one burning thought Will your arms open wide? At last we're face to face And as we kiss through an embrace I can tell, I can feel You are love, you are real. Really mine in the rain In the dark, in the sun Like the tide at its ebb I'm at peace in the web of your arms. written by Carl Sigman and music by Robert Maxwell in 1953. a #5 hit in 1965 for The Righteous Brothers.
Elmer's Tune
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Why Are the Stars Always Winkin' and Blinkin' Above?
What makes a fellow start thinkin' of fallin' in love? It's not the season, the reason is plain as the moon It's just Elmer's Tune. words and music by Elmer Albrecht, Sammy Gallop & Dick Jurgens and recorded in 1939 by Glenn Miller and his Orchestra. It was a #1 it for Paula Kelly and The Modernaires with Ray Eberle in 1941.
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
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Though I’ve Tried Before To Tell Her Of The Feelings I Have For Her In My Heart
1981, The Police
Everything I Do (I Do It For You)
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Look Into My Eyes, You Will See What You Mean To Me
1991, Bryan Adams
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Well, I Guess It Would Be Nice if I Could Touch Your Body
George Michael
Fat Bottomed Girls
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Are You Gonna Take Me Home Tonight?
1978, Queen
Fight For This Love
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Too Much of Anything Can Make You Sick
Cheryl Cole
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You Would Not Believe Your Eyes
Owl City
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I’m The Trouble Starter, Punkin’ Instigator
1996, The Prodigy
For All We Know
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Love, Look at the Two of Us Strangers in Many Ways
We've got a lifetime to share So much to say And as we go From day to day I'll feel you close to me But time alone will tell Let's take a lifetime to say "I knew you well" For only time will tell us so And love may grow For all we know. words and music by Fred Karlin, Robb Wilson and Arthur James for the 1970 film "Lovers and Other Strangers." It was a big hit in 1971 for The Carpenters.
Free Bird
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If I Leave Here Tomorrow, Would You Still Remember Me?
Lynryd Skynyrd
Gimme More
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It's Britney Bitch
Britney Spears
Girls And Boys
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Street’s Like A Jungle So Call The Police
1994, Blur
God Bless America
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While the Storm Clouds Gather Far Across the Sea
Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free. Let us all be grateful for a land so fair As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer." wriiten by Irving Berlin in 1918 while serving in the US Army. He revised it and released it as sung by Kate Smith on Armistice Day November 11, 1938
Going Underground
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Some People Might Say My Life Is In A Rut
1980, The Jam
Good Vibrations
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I, I Love the Colorful Clothes She Wears And the Way the Sunlight Plays Upon Her Hair
I hear the sound of a gentle word On the wind that lifts her perfume through the air. written in 1966 by Tony Asher and music by Brian Wilson for The Beach Boys. Their Third #1 hit in the US and first #1 in Great Britain
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The Mississippi Delta Was Shining Like A National Guitar
1986, Paul Simon
Great Balls of Fire
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You Shake My Nerves and You Rattle My Brain
Jerry Lee Lewis
A Groovy Kind Of Love
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When I’m Feeling Blue, All I Have To Do Is Take A Look At You
1988, Phil Collins
Hard To Handle
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Baby, Here I Am, I’m The Man On The Scene
1968, Otis Redding
Haven't Met You Yet
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I'm Not Surprised
Michael Buble
Haven't We Met
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I've Ordered Some Rain for Tomorrow, The Sky Will Be Sunny but Wet and out of Nowhere You're Suddenly There
AND I SAY YEAH, PARDON ME HAVEN'T WE MET. words and music by Kenny Rankin. released in 1974 on his "Silver Morning" album.
Heart Of Glass
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Once I Had A Love And It Was A Gas
1979, Blondie
Here, There and Everywhere
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To Lead a Better Life I Need My Love to Be Here...
Written largely by Paul McCartney and released on The Beatles 1966 album Revolver. Reported to be Sir Paul's favorite Beatles song. This song was inspired by the Beach Boys song "God Only Knows"
Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
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In The Deserts Of Sudan
1978, Ian Dury & The Blockheads
Hotel California
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On a Dark Desert Highway, Cool Wind in My Hair
The Eagles
Hot N' Cold
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You Change Your Mind, Like a Girl Changes Clothes
Katy Perry - album: "One Of The Boys"
The House Of The Rising Sun
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There Is A House In New Orleans
1964, The Animals
I Am The Resurrection
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Down Down, You Bring Me Down
1992, The Stone Roses
I Belong In A Factory
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Life In 360 Degrees, I’m Just One of Those Busy Bees
2003, Electric Six
I Can't Get Started
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I've Flown Around the World in a Plane/ I've Settled Revolutions in Spain
The North Pole I have charted, but can't get started...with you. -- Bob Hope sang this song to Eve Arden in the movie "Zeigfield Follies of 1936".
I Don't Like Mondays
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The Silicon Chip Inside Her Head
1979, The Boomtown Rats
I Found A Million Dollar Baby (In a Five and Ten Cent Store)
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Love Comes Along Like a Popular Song, Any Time or Anywhere at All.
Rain or sunshine, spring or fall; you never know When it may say, "Hello," In a very unexpected place, for example take my case: It was a lucky April shower, it was the most convenient door, I found a million dollar baby in a five and ten cent store. written my Mort Dixon & Billy Rose and music by Harry Warren in 1931 for the 1931 film "(Billy Rose's) Crazy Quilt"
I Had The Craziest Dream
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In a Dream, the Strangest and the Oddest Things Appear And What Insane and Silly Things We Do.
Here is one I see before me, vividly and clear, As I recall it, you were in it, too. I had the craziest dream last night, yes I did; written by Mack Gordon and music by Harry Warren for the film "Springtime In The Rockies" 1942 and sung by Helen Forest with the Harry James Orchestra.
I Heard It Through The Grapevine
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Ooh, I Bet You’re Wondering How I Knew
1969, Marvin Gaye
I Kissed a Girl
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This Was Never the Way I Planned, Not My Intention
Katy Perry - "One Of The Boys" -- I Kissed a Girl, and I Liked it. :)
I Know Why (And So Do You)
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You Possess a Magic Something That Has Me Spellbound when You Are Near;
Just a certain charming something, When you're beside me, miracles appear, For when I look at you. Life's a grand illusion; Why do robins sing in December, Long before the springtime is due? and even though it's snowing, violets are growing, I know why and so do you. written by Mack Gordon and music by Harry Warren in 1941 for the 1941 film "Sun Valley Serenade" sung by John Payne and Sonja Henie with Glenn Miller and his Orchestra.
In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening
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Sue Wants a Barbeque. Sam Wants to Boil a Ham.
Grace votes for builabaise stew. Jake wants a weenie bake, steak and a layer cake. He'll get a tummy ache, too. We'll rent a tent or teepee. Let the town cryer cry. And if it's RSVP, this is what I'll reply: -- written by Hoagy Carmichael and music by Johnny Mercer for the 1951 film Here Comes The Groom starring Bing Crosby and Jane Wyman -- 1951 Oscar winner for Best Original Song
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
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When the Sun is High in the Afternoon Sky You Can Always Find Something to Do
But from dusk till dawn as the clock ticks on Something happens to you. written by Bob Hilliard and music by David Mann. first recorded by Frank Sinatra in 1955 for his Album of the same name. Carly Simon's version was included in the movie "Sleepless in Seattle" in 1993.
I Only Have Eyes For You
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My Love Must Be a Kind of Blind Love, I Can't See Anyone but You
Are the stars out tonight? I don't know if it's cloudy or bright, I only have eyes for you, dear. written by Al Dubin and music by Harry Warren in 1934 for the film "Dames" starring Dick Powell, Joan Blondell and Ruby Keeler. sung by Dick Powell. Rereleased in 1975 and a hit for Art Garfunkel.
I Saw Her Standing There
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Well, She Was Just Seventeen, You Know What I Mean
The Beatles
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Get Up In The Morning, Slaving For Bread, Sir
1969, Desmond Dekker & The Aces
It's Been A Long, Long Time
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Never Thought That You Would Be, Standing Here So Close to Me
There's so many things that I could say, but words can wait until some other day. Kiss me once and kiss me twice and kiss me once again, It's been a long, long time -- words by Sammy Cahn and music by Jule Stein. A big hit at the end of WWII. #1 Billboard hit for trumpeter Harry James with vocal by Kitty Kallen in 1945 and then #1 for Bing Crosby with the Les Paul Trio in 1945
I've Got A Gal In Kalamazoo
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A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H
I got a gal in Kalamazoo. Don’t want to boast but I know she’s the toast of Kalamazoo (Zoo, zoo, zoo, zoo, zoo) written by Mack Gordon music by Harry Warren. A Billboard #1 hit for 8 weeks for Glenn Miller in 1942
I Want To Hold Your Hand
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Oh, Yeah, I Will Tell You Something
1963, The Beatles
Jumpin' Jack Flash
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I Was Born in a Cross-fire Hurricane
The Rolling Stones
Just A Little
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Sexy, Everything About You So Sexy
2002, Liberty X
Just The Way You Are
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Don't Go Changing, to Try and Please Me
You never let me down before. Don't imagine you're too familiar And I don't see you anymore. First Gold single for Billy Joel in 1977
Leave Right Now
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I’m Here Just Like I Said, Though It’s Breaking Every Rule I’ve Ever Made
2003, Will Young
Let Me Entertain You
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Hell Is Gone And Heaven’s Here
1998, Robbie Williams
Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
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Things Have Come to a Pretty Pass, Our Romance is Growing Flat
For you like this and the other While I go for this and that. Goodness knows what the end will be; Oh, I don't know where I'm at... It looks as if we two will never be one, Something must be done. -- written by Ira Gershwin for the 1937 film "Shall We Dance"
Like a Virgin
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I Made It Through the Wilderness
Livin' on a Prayer
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Tommy Used to Work on the Docks
Bon Jovi
The Logical Song
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When I Was Young, It Seemed That Life Was So Wonderful, A Miracle
1970, Supertramp
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I Met In A Club Down Old Soho
1970, The Kinks
Love Of The Common People
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Living On Free Food Tickets
1983, Paul Young
Love Story
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We Were Both Young when I First Saw You
Taylor Swift
Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
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Picture Yourself in a Boat on a River
The Beatles
Lust For Life
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Here Comes Johnny Yen Again
1996, Iggy Pop
Maggie May
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Wake up Maggie, I Think I Got Something to Say to You
Rod Stewart
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Mahogany Team Queens Up On The Rise
2004, Outkast
Mambo No.5
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One, Two Three, Four, Five, Everybody In The Car, So Come On Let’s Ride
1999, Lou Bega
Mama Mia
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I’ve Been Cheated By You Since I Don’t Know When
1975, ABBA
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Take It Back, Take It Back...
Nelly Furtado from the album "Loose"
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Summer Journeys to Niag'ra and to Other Places Aggravate All Our Cares.
We'll save our fares! I've a cozy little flat in what is known as old Manhattan. we'll settle down right here in town! -- written by Lorenz Hart for the 1925 Garrick Gaieties
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Nibblin' on Sponge Cake, Watchin' the Sun Bake All of Those Tourists Covered With Oil.
Strummin' my six string on my front porch swing. Smell those shrimp, they're beginning to boil. words and music by Jimmy Buffet for his 1977 Album Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Atttitudes. Jimmy's higest charting single reaching #1 on the Easy Listening (Adult Contemporary) category.
Me And My Shadow
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Like the Wallpaper Sticks to the Wall. Like the Seashore Clings to the Sea
Like you'll never get rid of your shadow. You'll never get rid of me. Let all the others fight and fuss. Whatever happens, we've got us. -- 1927 standard with music by Dave Dreyer, lyrics by Billy Rose and popularized by Al Jolson.
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We’ve Got Stars Directing Our Fate
1998, Robbie Williams
The Man I Love‏
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When the Mellow Moon Begins to Beam, Ev'ry Night I Dream a Little Dream
And of course Prince Charming is the theme, The he for me. Although I realize as well as you It is seldom that a dream comes true, To me it's clear That he'll appear. -- written in 1924 by Ira Gershwin
Miss Independent
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Ooh, It's Something About, Just Something About the Way She Moved
Moonlight Cocktail
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Couple of Jiggers of Moonlight and Add a Star,
Pour in the blue of a June night and one guitar, Mix in a couple of dreamers and there you are: Lovers hail the Moonlight Cocktail. words by Kim Gannon and music by Lucky Roberts. a #1 hit for Glenn Miller and his Orchestra from February 28, 1942 to May 2, 1942 (8 weeks).
Moonlight In Vermont
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Pennies in a Stream, Falling Leaves a Sycamore
Moonlight in Vermont. Gentle finger waves. Ski trails down a mountainside. Snowlight in Vermont -- written by John Blackburn and Karl Suessdorf in 1943, each verse, except the bridge, is a haiku. A big hit for Margaret Whiting in 1944
Moonlight Serenade
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I Stand at Your Gate and the Song That I Sing is of Moonlight.
I stand and I wait for the touch of your hand in the June night. The roses are sighing a Moonlight Serenade. lyrics by Mitchell Parish and music by Glenn Miller. Originally called "Now I Lay Me Down To Weep" when it was recorded as the other side of "Sunrise Serenade" in 1939. It became the signature song of The Glenn Miller Orchestra and first appeared in the film "Sun Valley Serenade." in 1941.
Mountain Greenery
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On the First of May, It's a Moving Day;
Spring is here so blow your job- throw your job away; Now's the time to trust, to your wanderlust. In the city's dust you wait, must you wait? just you wait; -- written by Lorenz Hart for the Garrick Gaieties of 1926 -- sung in the 1948 film Words and Music by Perry Como -- Mickey Rooney and Tom Drake played Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers
Mulder And Scully
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I'd Rather Be Liberated, I Find Myself Captivated
1998, Catatonia
My Way
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And Now The End Is Near
1969, Frank Sinatra
Never Ever
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A Few Questions That I Need To Know, How You Could Ever Hurt Me So
1997, All Saints
New York State Of Mind
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Some Folks Like to Get Away, Take a Holiday from the Neighborhood
Hop a flight to Miami Beach, Or to Hollywood. But I'm taking a Greyhound On the Hudson River Line. I'm in a New York state of mind. written by Billy Joel for his 1976 Turnstiles album
Nice Work If You Can Get It‏
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The Man Who Only Live for Making Money Lives a Life That Isn't Necessarily Sunny
Likewise the man who works for fame There's no guarantee that time won't erase his name -- written by Ira Gershwin for the film Damsel In Distress 1937
Okie From Muskogee
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We Don't Smoke Marijuana in Muskogee
Merle Haggard
Old Cape Cod
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If You're Fond of Sand Dunes, and Salty Air
Quaint little villages, here and there You're sure to fall in love with old Cape Cod. written by Claire Rothrock, Milton Yakus, and Allan Jeffrey in 1957 and a hit for Patti Page that year. On the soundtrack of the film "Die Hard 2" in 1990 and in 2005 on Bette Midler's Bette Midler Sings the Patti Page Songbook.
Old Time Rock 'n' Roll
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Just Take Those Old Records off the Shelf
Bob Seger
On And On
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Down in Jamaica They Got Lots of Pretty Women
Steal your money Then they break your heart Lonesome Sue, she's in love with ol' Sam Take him from the fire into the frying pan. On and on She just keeps on trying And she smiles when she feels like crying On and on, On and on, On and on. words and music by Stephen Bishop and a hit for him in 1977
On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)
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Why, Daisy, You're a Bloody Miracle... Could Anyone Among Us Have an Inkling or a Clue What Magic Feats or Wizardry and Voodoo You Can Do?
And who would ever guess what powers you possess. And who would not be stunned to see you prove. There's more to us than surgeons can remove. So much more than we ever knew. So much more were we born to do. Should you draw back the curtain, this I am certain. You'll be impressed with you. -- Yves Montand (Dr Chabot) is the doctor who uses hypnosis on Barbara Streisand (Daisy Gamble) to help her understand why she can hear phones ring before they do and whose will power makes flowers grow in the 1970 film "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever."
One Day I Will Fly Away
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I Make It Alone, When Love Has Gone
1980, Randy Crawford
One Time
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Me Plus You, I'm a Tell You One Time
Justin Bieber
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We Are the Crowd
Lady Gaga
Paper Moon
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I Never Feel a Thing is Real, When I'm Away from You.
Out of your embrace, The world's a temporary parking place. Mmm, mm, mm, mm... A bubble for a minute. Mmm, mm, mm, mm... You smile, the bubble has a rainbow in it. Say it's only a paper moon, Sailing over a cardboard sea. But it wouldn't be make-believe If you believed in me. words by Billy Rose and E.Y. Harburg and music by Harold Arlen and featured in the 1933 film "Take A Chance." It later was a hit for Nat King Cole and the King Cole Trio in 1944 and for Ella Fitzgerald in 1945.
Pennies From Heaven
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A Long Time Ago, About a Million Years B.C. The Best Things in Life Were Absolutely Free.
But no one appreciated a sky that was always blue and no one anticipated a moon that was always new. So it was planned that they should vanish now and then and you must pay before you get them back again. That's what storms were made for and you shouldn't be afraid for: Every time it rains, it rains, pennies from heaven ... music by Arthur Johnson and lyrics by Johnny Burke. featured in the 1936 film "Pennies From Heaven" starring Bing Crosby.
Pieces Of Dreams
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Little Boy Lost In Search Of Little Boy Found You Go on Wondering, Wandering Stumbling, Tumbling 'Round. . . 'round. . .
When will you find What's on the tip of your mind Why are you blind To all you ever were Never were Really are Nearly are. music by Michel LeGrand lyrics by Marilyn and Allan Bergman. nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song 1971. written for the 1970 film Pieces Of Dreams
Poker Face
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Mum Mum Mum Mah
Lady Gaga
Pretty Vacant
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There’s No Point In Asking, You’ll Get No Reply
1977, The Sex Pistols
Puppet On A String
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I Wonder If One Day That You’ll Say That You Care
1967, Sandi Shaw
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There Lived A Certain Man In Russia Long Ago
1978, Boney M
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What You Want, Baby, I Got
1967, Aretha Franklin
Ride On Time
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Gonna Get Up, Gonna Get Up, Gonna Get Up, Whoa
1989, Black Box
Rockafeller Skank
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Right About Now
1998, Fatboy Slim
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I’ll Sing It One Last Time For You
2004, Snow Patrol
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I Went Every Way for You
Eurovision Song Contest 2010 winner and Number 1 in many European countries
Seasons of Love
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525,600 Minutes, 525,000 Moments So Dear.
525,600 minutes - how do you measure, measure a year? In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee. In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife. In 525,600 minutes - how do you measure a year in the life? How about love? How about love? How about love? Measure in love. Seasons of love. music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson for the 1996 Broadway rock opera and 2005 film "Rent". Based on Puccini's opera La bohème.
See You In September
   has the opening line   
I'll Be Alone Each and Every Night While You're Away, Don't Forget to Write
Bye-bye, so long, farewell Bye-bye, so long See you in September See you when the summer's through Here we are (bye, baby, goodbye) Saying goodbye at the station (bye, baby, goodbye) Summer vacation (bye, baby bye, baby) Is taking you away (bye, baby, goodbye). Lyrics by Sid Wayne music by Sherman Edwards in 1959. It was a hit for The Tempos.
Sex On Fire
   has the opening line   
Lay Where You're Laying, Don't Make a Sound
Kings Of Leon
She Wolf
   has the opening line   
SOS She's in Disguise
Since U Been Gone
   has the opening line   
Here's the Thing, We Started out Friends
Kelly Clarkson
(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay
   has the opening line   
Sittin' in the Morning Sun, I'll Be Sittin' when the Evening Comes
Otis Redding
   has the opening line   
You Could Have A Steam Train If You’d Just Lay Down Your Tracks
1986, Peter Gabriel
Somethin’ Stupid
   has the opening line   
I Know I Stand In Line Until You Think You Have The Time
1967, Frank & Nancy Sinatra
Song 2
   has the opening line   
I Got My Head Checked By A Jumbo Jet
1997, Blur
The Sound of Silence
   has the opening line   
Hello, Darkness, My Old Friend
Simon and Garfunkel
Stairway to Heaven
   has the opening line   
There's a Lady Who's Sure All That Glitters is Gold
Led Zeppelin
Stand By Your Man
   has the opening line   
Sometimes It Hard To Be A Woman
1975, Tammy Wynette
   has the opening line   
Nice Legs, Daisy Dukes, Makes a Man Go (whistle)
3oh!3 feat. Katy Perry
A Summer Song
   has the opening line   
Trees Swayin' in the Summer Breeze Showin' off Their Silver Leaves As We Walked by
Soft kisses on a summer's day Laughing all our cares away Just you and I. words and music by Clive Metcalf, Keith Noble and David Stuart in 1964. A hit for Chad Stuart & Jeremy Clyde (Chad & Jeremy) in 1964.
Sweet About Me
   has the opening line   
Ooh, Watching Me, Hanging by a String This Time
Gabrielle Cilmi - album: "Lessons To Be Learned"
Sweet Talkin’ Woman
   has the opening line   
I Was Searchin’ On A One-Way Street
1978, Electric Light Orchestra
'S Wonderful
   has the opening line   
Don't Mind Telling You, in My Humble Fash That You Thrill Me Through, With a Tender Pash
When you said you care, magine my emoshe I swore then and there, permanent devoshe, You made all other men seem blah Just you alone filled me with ahhhhhhhh...... -- written by Ira Gershwin for 1927 musical "Funny Face"
Tainted Love
   has the opening line   
Sometimes I Feel I Got To… Run Away
1981, Soft Cell
Take Me Home, Country Road
   has the opening line   
Almost Heaven, West Virginia, Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River
1972, John Denver
Take Me Out
   has the opening line   
So If You’re Lonely You Know I’m Here Waiting For You
2004, Franz Ferdinand
That Don’t Impress Me Much
   has the opening line   
I’ve Known A Few Guys Who Thought They Were Pretty Smart
1999, Shania Twain
These Boots Are Made For Walking
   has the opening line   
You Keep Saying You’ve Got Something For Me
1966, Nancy Sinatra
They All Laughed
   has the opening line   
The Odds Were a Hundred to One Against Me
The world thought the heights were too high to climb But people from Missouri never incensed me Oh, I wasn't a bit concerned For from hist'ry I had learned How many, many times the worm had turned -- written by Ira Gershwin for the 1937 film "Shall We Dance"
They Can't Take That Away From Me‏
   has the opening line   
The Way You Wear Your Hat, The Way You Sip Your Tea
The mem'ry of all that No, no! They can't take that away from me! -- written for the film Shall We Dance 1937
(They Long To Be) Close To You
   has the opening line   
Why Do Birds Suddenly Appear
1970, The Carpenters
This Love
   has the opening line   
I Was So High I Did Not Recognize
Maroon 5
Tik Tok
   has the opening line   
Wake up in the Morning Feelin' Like P. Diddy
Massive hit single by Ke$ha
Time After Time
   has the opening line   
What Good Are Words I Say to You? They Can’t Convey to You What’s in My Heart
If you could hear instead The things I’ve left unsaid. Time after time I tell myself that I'm So lucky to be loving you. words and music by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne for the 1947 film "It Happened In Brooklyn."
The Times They Are A-Changin'
   has the opening line   
Come Gather Round People Whenever You Roam
1965, Bob Dylan
   has the opening line   
I Thought, I Saw A Man Brought To Life
1997, Natalie Imbruglia
True Faith
   has the opening line   
I Feel So Extraordinary Something’s Got A Hold On Me
1987, New Order
Tub Thumping
   has the opening line   
We’ll Be Singing, When We’re Winning
1997, Chumbawamba
Unchained Melody
   has the opening line   
Oh, My Love, My Darling I've Hungered for Your Touch a Long Lonely Time.
Time goes by so slowly and time can do so much are you still mine? -- written by Hy Zaret and music by Alex North for the 1955 film Unchained. one of the most recorded songs of the 20th Century. A big hit in 1965 for Bobby Hatfield of The Righteous Brothers.
Up Where We Belong
   has the opening line   
Who Knows What Tomorrow Brings
1983, Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes
   has the opening line   
We Walked In The Cold Air, Freezing Breath On A Window Pane
1981, Ultravox
Walking On Sunshine
   has the opening line   
I Used To Think Maybe You Loved Me, Now Baby I’m Sure
1985, Katrina and The Waves
Walk On The Wildside
   has the opening line   
Holly Came From Miami F-L-A
1973, Lou Reed
The Way You Look Tonight
   has the opening line   
Some Day, when I'm Awfully Low, When the World is Cold, I Will Feel a Glow Just Thinking of You...
And the way you look tonight. written by Dorothy Fields and music by Jerome Kern for the film "Swing Time" in 1936. Won an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1936. Sung by Fred Astaire to Ginger Rogers in the film. Later a hit for the Lettermen in 1961 and Michael Bublé, Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, Tony Bennett and Bing Crosby.
We Belong Together
   has the opening line   
Ooh, Oh, Ooh, Oh Sweet Love, Yeah
"I didn't mean it when I sad I didn't love you so" Mariah Carey from the album "The Emancipation Of Mimi"
West End Girls
   has the opening line   
Sometimes You're Better Off Dead
1986, Pet Shop Boys
Where The Streets Have No Name
   has the opening line   
I Wanna Run, I Want To Hide
1987, U2
   has the opening line   
Today is Gonna Be The Day That They’re Gonna Throw It Back To You
1995, Oasis
Wuthering Heights
   has the opening line   
Out On The Wiley, Windy Moors
1978, Kate Bush
   has the opening line   
Look At The Stars, Look How They Shine For You
2000, Coldplay
You Raise Me Up
   has the opening line   
When I Am Down And All My Souls Surround Me
2005, Westlife
You're The Top
   has the opening line   
At Words Poetic, I'm So Pathetic That I Always Have Found It Best
Instead of getting 'em off my chest, To let 'em rest—unexpressed. I hate parading my serenading, As I'll probably miss a bar, But if this ditty is not so pretty, At least it'll tell you how great you are. (written by Cole Porter in 1934 for the musical Anything Goes.)
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin
   has the opening line   
You Never Close Your Eyes Anymore when I Kiss Your Lips
The Righteous Brothers

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Allan R. Matthes

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