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Mojo -  The 100 greatest songs of all time

 

In augustus 2000 publiceerde het Engelse maandblad Mojo een lijst met 

de beste 100 liedjes uit de populaire muziek.

Samengesteld door medewerkers van het blad en (vooraanstaande) musici

en/of songwriters. Onder de deelnemers bevonden zich o.a. Paul McCartney,

Jerry Leiber, Hal David,  Lamont Dozier, Carole King, Brian Wilson, Cynthia Weil,

Jimmy Webb en Paul Weller
 

 

De lijst

1 In my life
Writer(s) John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Original version The Beatles (1965)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Rubber soul (1965)
   
2 Satisfaction
Writer(s) Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Original version Rolling stones (1965)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Singles collection : the London years, disc one (1989)
   
3 Over the rainbow
Writer(s) Harold Arlen & E.Y. ("Yip") Harburg
Original version Judy Garland
Definitive version Idem
Available on # The song is ... Harold Arlen (1995)
   
4 Here, there and everywhere
Writer(s) Paul McCartney & John Lennon
Original version The Beatles (1966)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Revolver (1966)
   
5 Tracks of my tears
Writer(s) Smokey Robinson, Warren Moore & Marvin Tarplin
Original version The Miracles (1965)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Anthology (1986)
   
6 The times they are a-changin'
Writer(s) Bob Dylan
Original version Bob Dylan (1964)
Definitive version Idem
Available on The best of (1997)
   
7 Strange fruit
Writer(s) Lewis Allan
Original version Billie Holiday (1939)
Definitive version Idem
Available on The Commodore master takes (2000)
   
8 I can't make you love me
Writer(s) Mike Reid & Allen Shamblin
Original version Bonnie Raitt (1991)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Luck of the draw (1991)
   
9 People get ready
Writer(s) Curtis Mayfield
Original version The Impressions (1965)
Definitive version Aretha Franklin (1967)
Available on Niet aanwezig in de Openbare bibliotheek Oss
   
10 You've lost that lovin' feelin'
Writer(s) Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil & Phil Spector
Original version The Righteous brothers (1964)
Definitive version Idem
Available on # Back to mono : Phil Spector (1958-1969), disc three
   
11 Yesterday
Writer(s) Paul McCartney & John Lennon
Original version The Beatles (1965)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Help! (1965)
   
12 I say a little prayer
Writer(s) Burt Bacharach & Hal David
Original version Dionne Warwick (1967)
Definitive version Idem
Available on # The Scepter records story, disc 3 (1992)
   
13 God only knows
Writer(s) Brian Wilson & Tony Asher
Original version The Beach boys (1966)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Pet sounds (1966)
   
14 Something
Writer(s) George Harrison
Original version The Beatles (1969)
Definitive version Frank Sinatra
Available on Trilogy : past, present & future (1980)
   
15 Everytime we say goodbye
Writer(s) Cole Porter
Original version Nan Wyn (musical "Seven lively arts") (1944)
Definitive version Ella Fitzgerald (1956)
Available on Niet aanwezig in de Openbare bibliotheek Oss
   
16 Fire and rain
Writer(s) James Taylor
Original version James Taylor (1969)
Definitive version Isley brothers (1971)
Available on # Songbook : the best of the singer-songwriters (1995)
   
17 Moon river
Writer(s) Henry Mancini & Johhny Mercer
Original version Andy Williams (1961)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Niet aanwezig in de Openbare bibliotheek Oss
   
18 Stand by me
Writer(s) Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller & Ben E. King
Original version Ben E. King (1960)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Anthology
   
19 Eleanor Rigby
Writer(s) John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Original version The Beatles (1966)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Revolver (1966)
   
20 Ain't no sunshine
Writer(s) Bill Withers
Original version Bill Withers (1971)
Definitive version Idem
Available on The collection (1990)
   
21 I heard it through the grapevine
Writer(s) Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
Original version Gladys Knight and The Pips (1967)
Definitive version Marvin Gaye
Available on Anthology (1986)
   
22 Be my baby
Writer(s) Jerry Barry, Ellie Greenwich & Phil Spector
Original version The Ronettes (1963)
Definitive version Idem
Available on # Back to mono : Phil Spector (1958-1969), disc two
   
23 Many rivers to cross
Writer(s) Jimmy Cliff
Original version Jimmy Cliff (1973)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Niet aanwezig in de Openbare bibliotheek Oss
   
24 Without you
Writer(s) Peter Ham & Tom Evans
Original version Badfinger (1970)
Definitive version Harry Nilsson (1972)
Available on The collection (1992)
   
25 There is a light that never goes out
Writer(s) Steven Morrissey & Johnny Mar
Original version The Smiths (1986)
Definitive version Idem
Available on The Smiths best, volume 1 (1992)
   
26 Somewhere
Writer(s) Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim
Original version Marilyn Cooper (musical "West side story") (1957)
Definitive version Barbra Streisand
Available on A collection : greatest hits ... and more (1989)
   
27 Jersey girl
Writer(s) Tom Waits
Original version Tom Waits (1980)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Heartattack and vine (1980)
   
28 I go to sleep
Writer(s) Ray Davies
Original version Peggy Lee (1965)
Definitive version The Pretenders (1981)
Available on The singles (1987)
   
29 Hey Jude
Writer(s) John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Original version The Beatles (1968)
Definitive version Idem
Available on The Beatles, 1967-1970 (1973)
   
30 I think it's going to rain today
Writer(s) Randy Newman
Original version Judy Collins (1966)
Definitive version Randy Newman (1968)
Available on Niet aanwezig in de Openbare bibliotheek Oss
   
31 Mack the knife
Writer(s) Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht
Original version Kurt Gerren (1929)
Definitive version Bobby Darin (1959)
Available on # The Atlantic story (1994)
   
32 It's too late
Writer(s) Carole King
Original version Carole King (1971)
Definitive version Idem (1971)
Available on Tapestry (1971)
   
33 Tired of being alone
Writer(s) Al Green
Original version Al Green (1971)
Definitive version Idem
Available on The Hi singles A's and B's (2000)
   
34 There she goes
Writer(s) Lee Mavers
Original version The La's
Definitive version Idem (1990)
Available on The La's (1990)
   
35 I'm stone in love with you
Writer(s) Thom Bell, Anthony Bell & Linda Creed
Original version The Stylistics (1972)
Definitive version Idem
Available on The very best of (1979)
   
36 Just like a woman
Writer(s) Bob Dylan
Original version Bob Dylan (1966)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Blonde on blonde (1966)
   
37 Feel like going home
Writer(s) Charlie Rich
Original version Charlie Rich (1992)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Niet aanwezig in de Openbare bibliotheek Oss
   
38 Song to the siren
Writer(s) Tim Buckley & Larry Beckett
Original version Tim Buckley (1971)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Starsailor (1971)
   
39 Live forever
Writer(s) Noel Gallagher
Original version Oasis (1994)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Definitely maybe (1994)
   
40 In the ghetto
Writer(s) Mac Davis
Original version Elvis Presley (1969)
Definitive version Idem
Available on The essential collection (1994)
   
41 Love letters
Writer(s) Victor Young & Edward Heyman
Original version Dick Haymes (1945)
Definitive version Ketty Lester (1962)
Available on Niet aanwezig in de Openbare bibliotheek Oss
   
42 River man
Writer(s) Nick Drake
Original version Nick Drake (1969)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Five leaves left (1969)
   
43 The long & winding road
Writer(s) John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Original version The Beatles
Definitive version Idem
Available on Let it be (1970)
   
44 Dark end of the street
Writer(s) Chips Moman & Dan Penn
Original version James Carr (1966)
Definitive version Idem
Available on The essential James Carr
   
45 America
Writer(s) Paul Simon
Original version Simon and Garfunkel (1968)
Definitive version Idem
Available on The Simon and Garfunkel collection (1981)
   
46 Tower of song
Writer(s) Leonard Cohen
Original version Leonard Cohen (1988)
Definitive version Idem
Available on I'm your man (1988)
   
47 First time ever I saw your face
Writer(s) Ewan MacColl
Original version Peggy Seeger (1957)
Definitive version Roberta Flack (1969)
Available on Softly with these songs : the best of (1993)
   
48 Sweet Jane
Writer(s) Lou Reed
Original version Velvet underground (1970)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Loaded (1970) (op: Peel slowly and see)
   
49 It's all in the game
Writer(s) Charles Dawes & Carl Sigman
Original version Tommy Edwards (1951)
Definitive version Idem (1958)
Available on Niet aanwezig in de Openbare bibliotheek Oss
   
50 Everybody's talkin'
Writer(s) Fred Neil
Original version Fred Neil
Definitive version Idem
Available on Niet aanwezig in de Openbare bibliotheek Oss
   
51 Johnny B. Goode
Writer(s) Chuck Berry
Original version Chuck Berry (1958)
Definitive version Idem
Available on The Chess box, disc one (1988)
   
52 A case of you
Writer(s) Joni Mitchell
Original version Joni Mitchell (1971)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Blue (1971)
   
53 Suspicious minds
Writer(s) Mark James
Original version Mark James
Definitive version Elvis Presley (1969)
Available on The essential 60's masters (1993)
   
54 Who knows were the time goes
Writer(s) Sandy Denny
Original version Sandy Denny & The Strawbs
Definitive version Fairport convention (1968)
Available on Meet on the ledge : the classic years (1967-1975)
   
55 The weight
Writer(s) Robbie Robertson
Original version The Band (1968)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Music from Big pink (1968)
   
56 Walk away Renee
Writer(s) Michael Lookofsky, Bob Calili & Tony Sansone
Original version The Left Banke (1966)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Niet aanwezig in de Openbare bibliotheek Oss
   
57 Someone to watch over me
Writer(s) George & Ira Gershwin
Original version Gertrude Lawrence (musical "Oh, Kay!") (1926)
Definitive version Frank Sinatra (1954)
Available on All the best (1995)
   
58 Only love can break your heart
Writer(s) Neil Young
Original version Neil Young (1970)
Definitive version St Etienne (1993)
Available on Niet aanwezig in de Openbare bibliotheek Oss
   
59 If you don't know me by now
Writer(s) Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
Original version Harold Melvin & The Blue notes (1972)
Definitive version Idem
Available on # Sweet soul & blues ballads (1993)
   
60 Let it be
Writer(s) John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Original version The Beatles (1970)
Definitive version Idem
Available on The Beatles, 1967-1970 (1973)
   
61 Waterloo sunset
Writer(s) Ray Davies
Original version The Kinks (1967)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Greatest hits (1991)
   
62 Windmills of your mind
Writer(s) Michel Legrand, Alan & Marilyn Bergman
Original version Noel Harrison (in de film "The Thomas Crown affair") (1968)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Niet aanwezig in de Openbare bibliotheek Oss
   
63 White Christmas
Writer(s) Irving Berlin
Original version Bing Crosby (1942)
Definitive version Idem
Available on White Christmas
   
64 God bless the child
Writer(s) Arthur Herzog & Billie Holiday
Original version Billie Holiday (1941)
Definitive version Idem
Available on The legacy 1933-'58, disc 3 (1991)
   
65 Bridge over troubled water
Writer(s) Paul Simon
Original version Simon and Garfunkel (1970)
Definitive version Idem
Available on The Simon and Garfunkel collection (1981)
   
66 Baby I need your loving
Writer(s) Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland
Original version The Four Tops (1964)
Definitive version Idem
Available on # Hitsville USA : the Motown singles collection 1959-'71, disc 1 (1992)
   
67 Killing me softly with his song
Writer(s) Lori Lieberman, Norman Gimbel & Charles Fox
Original version Lori Lieberman (1971)
Definitive version Roberta Flack (1973)
Available on Killing me softly (1973)
   
68 If you go away (ne me quitte pas)
Writer(s) Jacques Brel & Rod McKuen (Engelse tekst)
Original version Jacques Brel (1959)
Definitive version Idem (1972)
Available on Quand on n'a que d'amour (1996)
   
69 Jealous guy
Writer(s) John Lennon
Original version John Lennon (1971)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Imagine (1971)
   
70 One for my baby
Writer(s) Harold Arlen & Johnny Mercer
Original version Frank Sinatra (1943)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Niet aanwezig in de Openbare bibliotheek Oss
   
71 To love somebody
Writer(s) Barry & Robin Gibb
Original version The Bee Gees (1967)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Niet aanwezig in de Openbare bibliotheek Oss
   
72 Walking in Memphis
Writer(s) Marc Cohn
Original version Marc Cohn (1991)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Marc Cohn (1991)
   
73 Blue moon
Writer(s) Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart
Original version Glen Gray & Benny Goodman (1935)
Definitive version Elvis Presley (1954)
Available on The complete 50's masters (1992)
   
74 Just my imagination
Writer(s) Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
Original version The Temptations (1971)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Anthology (1986)
   
75 What becomes of the brokenhearted
Writer(s) Jimmy Dean, Paul Riser & William Witherspoon
Original version Jimmy Ruffin (1966)
Definitive version Idem
Available on # Hitsville USA : the Motown singles collection 1959-'71, disc 2 (1992)
   
76 Superstition
Writer(s) Stevie Wonder
Original version Stevie Wonder (1972)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Talking book (1973)
   
77 Maybe I'm amazed
Writer(s) Paul McCartney
Original version Paul McCartney (1970)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Tripping the live fantastic (1990) (LET OP: een live-opname)
   
78 Guantanamera
Writer(s) Traditional/Josť Marti
Original version The Weavers (1963) (in het Engels)
Definitive version Perez Prado
Available on Niet aanwezig in de Openbare bibliotheek Oss
   
79 My funny Valentine
Writer(s) Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart
Original version In de musical "Babes in arms" (1937)
Definitive version Chet Baker (1954)
Available on My funny Valentine (1994)
   
80 Different drum
Writer(s) Mike Nesmith
Original version Linda Ronstadt (1967)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Niet aanwezig in de Openbare bibliotheek Oss
   
81 Make it easy on yourself
Writer(s) Burt Bacharach & Hal David
Original version Jerry Butler (1962)
Definitive version The Walker brothers (1965)
Available on Take it easy with (1965)
   
82 Summertime
Writer(s) George Gershwin & DuBose Heyward
Original version Abbie Mitchell (1935)
Definitive version Janis Joplin (1972)
Available on I got dem ol' kozmic blues again mama! (1969/1999)
   
83 Makin' whoopee
Writer(s) Gus Kahn & Walter Donaldson
Original version Eddie Cantor (1929)
Definitive version Ray Charles (1965)
Available on Niet aanwezig in de Openbare bibliotheek Oss
   
84 By the time I get to Phoenix
Writer(s) Jimmy Webb
Original version Johnny Rivers
Definitive version Glen Campbell (1971)
Available on The Capitol years 65/77
   
85 September song
Writer(s) Kurt Weill & Maxwell Anderson
Original version Walter Huston (1938)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Niet aanwezig in de Openbare bibliotheek Oss
   
86 Proud Mary
Writer(s) John Fogerty
Original version Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Really the best (1994)
   
87 What a wonderful world
Writer(s) George Weiss & George Douglas
Original version Louis Armstrong (1967)
Definitive version Idem
Available on # The original soundtrack album (1993)
   
88 Always on my mind
Writer(s) Johnny Christopher, Mark James & Wayne Thompson
Original version Brenda Lee (1972)
Definitive version Willie Nelson (1982)
Available on # All time greatest country songs of the millennium (1998)
   
89 Reason to believe
Writer(s) Tim Hardin
Original version Tim Hardin (1966)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Hang on to a dream (1993)
   
90 This land is your land
Writer(s) Woody Guthrie
Original version Woody Guthrie
Definitive version Idem
Available on Niet aanwezig in de Openbare bibliotheek Oss
   
91 Ode to Billie Joe
Writer(s) Bobbie Gentry
Original version Bobbie Gentry (1967)
Definitive version Idem
Available on # All time greatest country songs of the millennium (1998)
   
92 Losing my mind
Writer(s) Stephen Sondheim
Original version Dorothy Collins (musical "Follies") (1971)
Definitive version Julia McKenzie (remake musical) (1987)
Available on Niet aanwezig in de Openbare bibliotheek Oss
   
93 As time goes by
Writer(s) Herman Hupfeld
Original version Jacques Renard (1931)
Definitive version Dick Haymes (1978)
Available on Niet aanwezig in de Openbare bibliotheek Oss
   
94 Smells like teen spirit
Writer(s) Kurt Cobain & Nirvana
Original version Nirvana (1991)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Nevermind (1991)
   
95 Goodnight Irene
Writer(s) Huddie Ledbetter
Original version Leadbelly
Definitive version Idem
Available on Where did you sleep last night (1996)
   
96 The moon's a harsh mistress
Writer(s) Jimmy Webb
Original version Glen Campbell (1974)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Niet aanwezig in de Openbare bibliotheek Oss
   
97 Baby one more time
Writer(s) Max Martin
Original version Britney Spears (1999)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Baby one more time (1999)
   
98 Ever fallen in love (with someone you shouldn't've)?
Writer(s) Pete Shelley
Original version Buzzcocks (1978)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Operator's manual : Buzzcocks best (1991)
   
99 We shall overcome
Writer(s) onbekend (traditional)
Original version Pete Seeger (1959)
Definitive version Joan Baez (1965)
Available on Pete Seeger's greatest hits (1967)
   
100 Desperado
Writer(s) Don Henley & Glenn Frey
Original version The Eagles (1973)
Definitive version Idem
Available on Desperado (1973)