Artista: Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Canzone: Lucky Man (Greg Lake) 1970
“Lucky Man” is a song by the English progressive rock supergroup Emerson, Lake & Palmer, from the group’s 1970 self-titled debut album. Written by Greg Lake when he was 12 years old and recorded by the trio using improvised arrangements, the song contains one of rock music’s earliest instances of a Moog synthesizer solo. “Lucky Man” was released as a single in 1970 and reached the top 20 in the Netherlands. The song also charted in the United States and Canada. The single was re-released in 1973 and charted again in the U.S. and Canada. (Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Lucky Man – Wikipedia)
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Artista: Dolly Parton
Canzone: Jolene (Dolly Parton) 1973
“Jolene” is a song written and performed by American country music artist Dolly Parton. It was released in October 1973 as the first single and title track from her album of the same name, produced by Bob Ferguson.
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Artista: Depeche Mode
Canzone: Personal Jesus (Martin Gore – 1989)
“Personal Jesus” is a song by the English electronic band Depeche Mode, released on 29 August 1989 as the lead single from their seventh studio album, Violator (1990). The single reached No. 13 on the UK Singles Chart and No. 28 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was the first single to make the US Top 40 for the band since their 1984 single “People Are People” and was their first gold-certified single in the US (quickly followed by the band’s subsequent single, “Enjoy the Silence”).[Depeche Mode: Personal Jesus – Wikipedia]
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Artista: Creedence Clearwater Revival
Canzone: Fortunate Son (John Fogerty) 1969
“Fortunate Son” is a song by Creedence Clearwater Revival released on their album Willy and the Poor Boys in 1969. It was released as a single, together with “Down on the Corner”, in September 1969. This song reached #14 on the United States charts on 22 November 1969, the week before Billboard changed its methodology on double-sided hits. The tracks combined to climb to #9 the next week, on the way to peaking at #3 three more weeks later, on 20 December 1969. It won the RIAA Gold Disc award in December 1970. Pitchfork Media placed it at number 17 on its list of “The 200 Greatest Songs of the 1960s”. Rolling Stone placed it at #99 on its “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” list. In 2014, the song was added to the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Fortunate Son – wikipedia
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Artista: Creedence Clearwater Revival
Canzone: Run Through The Jungle (John Fogerty) 1970
“Run Through the Jungle” is a 1970 rock song recorded by California-based band Creedence Clearwater Revival.
The song was written by Creedence’s lead singer, guitarist and songwriter, John Fogerty. It was included on their 1970 album Cosmo’s Factory, the group’s fifth album. The song’s title and lyrics, as well as the year it was released (1970), have led many to assume that the song is about the Vietnam War. The fact that previous Creedence Clearwater Revival songs such as “Fortunate Son” were protests of the Vietnam War added to this belief.
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Run Through The Jungle – Wikipedia
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Artista: Bob Dylan
Canzone: Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan) 1973
“Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” is a song written and sung by Bob Dylan, for the soundtrack of the 1973 film Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. Released as a single, it reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Described by Dylan biographer Clinton Heylin as “an exercise in splendid simplicity,” the song, measured simply in terms of the number of other artists who have covered it, is one of Dylan’s most popular post-1960s compositions. (Bob Dylan: Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door – Wikipedia)
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Artista: Bill Withers
Canzone: Ain’t No Sunshine (Bill Withers) 1971
“Ain’t No Sunshine” is a song by Bill Withers from his 1971 album Just As I Am, produced by Booker T. Jones. The record featured musicians Donald “Duck” Dunn on bass guitar, Al Jackson, Jr. on drums and Stephen Stills on guitar. String arrangements were done by Booker T. Jones, and recorded in Memphis by engineer Terry Manning. The song is in the key of A minor.
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Artista: Aretha Franklin
Canzone: Chain Of Fools (Don Covay) 1967
“Chain of Fools” is a song written by Don Covay. Aretha Franklin first released the song as a single in 1967 and subsequently it appeared on many of her albums.
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Artista: Robert Johnson
Canzone: Ramblin’ on My Mind (1937)
“Ramblin’ On My Mind” is a blues song recorded on November 23, 1936 in San Antonio, Texas by blues musician Robert Johnson. The song was originally released on 78 rpm format as Vocalion 03519 and ARC 7-05-81. Johnson performed the song in the key of E, and recorded two takes. Both takes were used for different pressings of both the Vocalion issue and the ARC issue.
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