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STOP HEY – WHAT’S THIS CALLED? Twenty Songs Where The Title Is Not In The Lyric

THESE SONGS HAVE A TITLE – IT’S JUST NOT CONTAINED IN THE LYRICS.  BABA O’RILEY – The Who; FUNK 49 – The James Gang; JUST LIKE TOM THUMB’S BLUES – Bob Dylan; TRUE BLUE – Rod Stewart; KING OF HOLLYWOOD…
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IT’S RAINING SONGS – Twenty With Rain In The Title

SUNNY SKIES NOWHERE TO BE SEEN………………………….. RAIN – The Beatles; LOUISIANA RAIN – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers; A HARD RAIN’S GONNA FALL – Bob Dylan; SIMILAR TO RAIN – Warren Zevon; WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN/HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE…
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HELLO 1967 – GOODBYE 2017: Twenty Great Albums from a monumental year for rock.

TWENTY GREAT ALBUMS from 1967: By now the album had superseded the single as the vehicle through which an artist would most express their visions and true ambition. Few would have predicted the long-player to have travelled so far in such a…
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SANTA BANTER – Twelve Christmas Songs unlikely to be heard as department store background music.

On the first day of Christmas my true love said to me: Forget those other Festive foibles and listen to twelve Christmas songs that really matter: CHRISTMAS – The Who: Poor Tommy doesn’t know what day it is, but Townshend,…
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EVERYONE’S A WINNER – The best twenty albums in the greatest year for rock

1971 – With the demise of The Beatles the previous year, were the Rolling Stones, The Who and Led Zeppelin trying to fill the void or reached a stage they could match the Fabs on their own terms? The Kinks…
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No Elvis, Beatles or the Rolling Stones…………..

Never has there been a more diverse year for popular music – The Clash re-align rock with the angst and frustrations of youth producing the greatest debut album of all time, Elvis Costello running them a close second as he brings depth and…
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DON’T KNOCK THE ROCK – Twenty Songs Where Rock and Roll Celebrates Itself

WE KNOW WHAT IT IS – AND WE LIKE IT, LIKE IT, YES WE DO……………… LONG LIVE ROCK – The Who; IT’S ONLY ROCK ‘N ROLL – The Rolling Stones; ROCK ‘N ROLL NEVER FORGETS – Bob Seger & The…
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STORE WARS – Twenty Tracks for Cyber Monday and beyond………………

Twenty Songs about the oddities of Outer Space. SPACE ODDITY – David Bowie; MR SPACEMAN – The Byrds; ROCKET MAN – Elton John; MAN on the MOON – REM; SUPERSONIC ROCKET SHIP – The Kinks; ECLIPSE – Pink Floyd; THEY…
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SONG NOIR – Twenty Tracks For Black Friday

This list is respectfully dedicated to the great rock n’ roller Malcolm Young – and everyone who saw a thunderous set by AC/DC at Wolverhampton Civic Hall in November 1979, from which my eardrums have only just recovered. SKY BLUE AND BLACK – Jackson Browne;…
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MAKE AND MODEL – Twenty Songs About Cars

GOT OUT OF MY CAR – AND INTO THE RECORDING STUDIO………………………   DRIVIN’ – The Kinks; IN MY CAR – Joe Walsh; STUDEBAKER – Warren Zevon; CARS ARE CARS – Paul Simon; TRAFFIC JAM – James Taylor; CAR PHONE –…
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