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Best songs of 1969 songs: the Results Live part II

Well, I will continue the updates of the 1969 songs poll list in different threads attending the demands of Nicolas. Yes, too many You tube videos blocked my computer too (but it was not the cause of the damage). We got no technically a Top 125 because I’ve assigned the same points coming from Harold Wexler to “The End” than to “Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight” (I’m sure you prefer it this way) ending finally with a Top 124. Anyway these are the new incorporations to our list:

Top 125 (10/15/10)


116. Clancy Eccles - Constantinople

111(tie). Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love

111(tie). Bunny Sigler - Great Big Liar

111(tie). The Beatles - Octopus’s Garden

106. The Open Mind - Cast a Spell

102. Dusty Springfield - Breakfast in Bed

Top 125 (10/15/10): 100-76

96 (tie). Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds

96 (tie). Plastic Ono Band - Don’t Worry Kyoko (Mummy’s Only Looking for Her Hand in the Snow)

90. Doris Allen - A Shell of a Woman

83 (tie). Bermuda Jam - Good Trip Lollipop

83 (tie). The Stooges - 1969

78. The Band - Across the Great Divide

Top 125 (10/15/10): 75-26

72. Fleetwood Mac - Oh Well

63 (tie). Townes Van Zandt - Snake Mountain Blues

63 (tie). The Beatles - I Want You (She’s So Heavy)

45 (tie). Scott Walker - The Old Man’s Back Again

45 (tie). Nick Drake - ‘Cello Song

44. The Stooges - No Fun

37. The Band - King Harvest (Has Surely Come)

32. The Flying Burrito Bros - Christine’s Tune

Top 125 (10/15/10): 25-1

26. The Beatles - Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End

20 (tie). The Velvet Underground - Candy Says

20 (tie). Bobby Bland - Ask Me ‘Bout Nothing But the Blues

11. Jason Crest - Black Mass

10. MC5 - Kick Out the Jams

09. Neil Young with Crazy Horse - Cinnamon Girl

08. The Velvet Underground - Pale Blue Eyes

07. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Fortunate Son

06. Nick Drake - River Man

05. The Who - We’re Not Gonna Take It

04. Pharoah Sanders - The Creator Has a Masterplan

03. Led Zeppelin – Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You

02. David Bowie - Space Oddity

01. The Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter

Re: Top 125 (10/15/10): 25-1


this is great !! Bravo !!

As always, I won't vote until the end of the month (this time on the 28th because I'm going to Istanbul on the 29th)

BUt there are some songs which I am sure will be in my final list.

Can I post some of them her ? Or if you prefer I can do it in the 1969 recommendation thread.

It's as you like it (as a great man once wrote.

In brief : nobody voted for

- Neil Young's "Cowgirl in the Sand" (my number 2 at the moment)

- Tony joe White's "Polk Salad Annie" (my current #3)

- the Who's "Go to the Mirror", but I'm considering voting for "We're not gonna take it" if need be, because it's almost the same song

- JOhnny Cash's "San Quentin" : this is truly incredible, I mean the live recording. It's not the song per se, but the situation : JC plays in a prison
and just criticizes the same prison. Imagine the warden's face. One of the greatest live performances ever in terms of intensity. THe audience is really part of the recording, like an extra musician.

- Desmond Dekker's "Israelites" (how come nobody voted for that Jamaican gem ?)

- Merle Haggard "Okie From Muskogee" (same comment with country instead of Jamaican)

- Stranger Cole & Lester Sterling - Bangarang (another reggae great)

- Bob Dylan's "Tell Me That It Isn't True" (not guaranteed to be in my final list, but I want to point out that I love Nashville Skyline, that a lot of critics dismissed because it was a tribute to country music. It's great, Dylan tries to sing "for good", it's fun and i love those Nashville musicians)