My main mission here is musical curation for great neglected songs from the Classic Hits era (1964 to 1989), embellishing existing articles by adding images and detailing international chart stats mostly for lesser known popular "good-time oldies." I focus primarily on love songs, the highest form of music apart from spiritual, inspirational and sacred songs. I sincerely hope you will find an oasis of musical discovery here, and that you will take the time to listen to every song on this page which you don't know! And if this is your type of music, I welcome your comments on my talk page, and cordially invite you to join the "Lost Pop Hits" Facebook page.
- 1 Articles created
- 2 Major contributor
- 3 Song articles needed
- 4 My 10 favorite songs with articles initiated by others
- 5 Overlooked, underappreciated gems (Click & listen!)
- 6 My Top 10 Most Popular Song Articles (3 sample months during 2015)
- 7 Userboxen!
- 8 Places
- 9 NEWER RANKINGS FOR SONG ARTICLES:
- 10 2016 (first 3 weeks, with prior ranking)
- 11 2016 (first 3 months, with prior ranking)
- 12 2016 (second quarter, with prior ranking)
- 13 2016 (third quarter, with prior ranking)
- 14 2016 (fourth quarter, with prior ranking)
- 15 2017 (first quarter, with prior ranking)
- 16 2017 (second quarter, with prior ranking)
- 17 2017 (third quarter, with prior ranking)
- 18 2017 (fourth quarter, with prior ranking)
- 19 2018 (first quarter, with prior ranking)
- 20 The 25 Highest-Charting Beatles Covers (U.S., Billboard)
- 21 Perspectives/Protesting abuses!
- 22 POETRY (Health-related)
Deleted by the Heavy Hand of Wikipedian Deletionists: Christopher DeRubeis (artist); that thing with Rich Appel (syndicated radio program)
'70s Top 40 music and other songs by Classic Hits artists:
Song articles needed
(And by all means, feel free to do first! Just click on the redlink or redirect, open another browser, copy and paste an existing song article's source to use as a shell, and type away.)
My 10 favorite songs with articles initiated by others
Overlooked, underappreciated gems (Click & listen!)
My Top 10 Most Popular Song Articles (3 sample months during 2015)
(Newer rankings at end)
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NEWER RANKINGS FOR SONG ARTICLES:
2016 (first 3 weeks, with prior ranking)
3 weeks of views: 7555, ave. 377+/daily (+ 72 = 450; 9000 in 20, 12,050 in 30; GATW 1348 (67.4); 2000/mo.; [extrapolated 468 daily & 14,050/mo. (@ 15,000 w/ non-musicals]
2016 (first 3 months, with prior ranking)
3 months of views: 60,089, ave. 667 daily
2016 (second quarter, with prior ranking)
3 months of views: 64,858, ave. 712 daily
2016 (third quarter, with prior ranking)
3 months of views: 87,978, ave. 977 daily (Top 40 only)
2016 (fourth quarter, with prior ranking)
3 months of views: 94,490, ave. 1050 daily (Top 40 only)
2017 (first quarter, with prior ranking)
3 months of views: 128,205, ave. 1424 daily; [114,303, ave. 1270 daily (Top 40 only)]
2017 (second quarter, with prior ranking)
3 months of views: 154,443, ave. 1697 daily; [140,196, ave. 1540 daily (Top 40 only)]
2017 (third quarter, with prior ranking)
3 months of views: 147,463, ave. 1630 daily; [119,080, ave. 1308 daily (Top 40 only)]
2017 (fourth quarter, with prior ranking)
3 months of views: 149,948, ave. 1647 daily; [120,695, ave. 1341 daily (Top 40 only)]
2018 (first quarter, with prior ranking)
3 months of views: 167,231, ave. 1858 daily (2500 extrap.)
The 25 Highest-Charting Beatles Covers (U.S., Billboard)
- 1. Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds - Elton John (#1, '75)
- 2. Fool on the Hill - Sergio Mendes (#6, '68)
- 3. I Saw (Him) Standing There - Tiffany (#7, '88)
- 4. You Won't See Me - Anne Murray (#8, '74)
- 5. Bad to Me - Billy & the Dakotas (#9, '64)
- 6. Got to Get You Into My Life - Earth, Wind & Fire (#9, '78)
- 7. You've Got to Hide Your Love Away - The Silkie (#10, '65)
- 8. We Can Work It Out - Stevie Wonder (#13, '71)
- 9. Oh Darling - Robin Gibb (#15, '78)
- 10. Here Comes the Sun - Richie Havens (#16, '71)
- 11. Eleanor Rigby - Aretha Franklin (#17, '69)
- 12. Michelle - David & Jonathan (#18, '66)
- 13. Come Together - Aerosmith (#23, '78)
- 14. Hey Jude - Wilson Pickett (#23, '68)
- 15. Yesterday - Ray Charles (#25, '67)
- 16. Birthday - Underground Sunshine (#26, '69)
- 17. A Hard Day's Night - Ramsey Lewis (#29, '66)
- 18. She Came in Through the Bathroom Window (#30, '69) - Joe Cocker
- 19. Eleanor Rigby - Ray Charles (#35, '68)
- 20. Magical Mystery Tour - Ambrosia (#39, '77)
- 21. Ticket to Ride - Carpenters (#54, '70)
- 22. I Want to Hold Your Hand - Boston Pops (#55, '64)
- 23. Day Tripper - Anne Murray (#59, '75)
- 24. I'm Happy Just to Dance With You - Anne Murray (#64, '80)
- 25. With a Little Help From My Friends - Joe Cocker (#68, '68)
Only #3 and #24 were bigger hits than the originals!
1. By Facebook, Twitter, and Google/YouTube: Blatant censorship has become pervasive and endemic in 2017-18! Dissident voices are being systematically squelched by social media giants, at times at the behest of governments, but certainly not always. When voices of truth running counter to liberal zeitgeist become too popular, they are being censored, censured, suspended, and even banned, with their channels, pages, tweets and videos removed en masse, and the posters sometimes stripped of their followers overnight. This tyranny will NEVER be tolerated! Libertarian and conservative voices such as the Voice of Europe, Diamond and Silk, Natural News, and so many others are being disenfranchised, demonetized and marginalized by these tech giants, but they will all bitterly regret their attack on free speech. Their actions have not gone unnoticed by the masses who cherish freedom.
2. By Wikipedia: "Wikipedia is on a misinformation [sic - i.e., DISinformation] campaign against alternative health and the healing arts. The public needs to know it. Natural health deserves fair representation. Wikipedia editors "claim to use science-based facts for definitions of health and medicine topics," but in reality, the topics the editors display show "a flagrant bias toward anything holistic or organically based, with many half-truths that are purported as legitimate and 'real' science, agriculture and medicine. In fact, notes Truthwiki, information on Wikipedia is actually filtered to remove all discussion of natural remedies, cures and organic medicine, 'referring to anything that is not lab-made as quack medicine, anti-science or even conspiracy theory ...' Any information of the type that makes it onto Wikipedia is, 'pure mainstream, allopathic and biotechnology driven.'" Political and personal agendas are about opposing editors at any cost... the integrity of content in Wikipedia is forgotten or intentionally set aside for these purposes. It's disturbing, to say the least. Wikipedia is not at all what it purports to be. Truth is opposed seemingly at every turn, and the only contributors that get paid a dime are the charlatans. Genuinely altruistic contributors and truth-promoting editors would probably sooner get paid if they agreed NOT to edit. And the galling money-driven bias has a much wider application, especially when it comes to political, corporate and scientific articles. Former CBS journalist Sharyl Attkisson explained their M.O. quite well in a TED talk: 
3. By the Legislative branch of the federal govt.: By capitulation to the manipulating forces of "Dark money," and their resulting complicity with an agenda that is anything but that of their constituents. For being career politicians and refusing to impose term limits upon themselves, perverting legitimate congressional representation into a moss-back 'good ol boys club' and turning Congress into a whorehouse catering to lobbyists and special interests as the clientele (i.e., johns)!
4. By the Executive branch of the federal govt.: Everything that has been done by administrations over the decades to undermine the Republic, the Bill of Rights, and the liberty and safety of American citizens! For establishing the unconstitutional 'alphabet soup' agencies, which do more harm than good and need to be abolished: BLM, CDC, CIA, DHS, FDA, FTC, FCC, DOC, DOE, DOI, DOJ, DOL, HHS, HUD, IRS, NCI, NEA, NIH, ORR, SSS, TSA, TVA; BATF, CFPB, EEOC, FEMA, USDA, and the worst of all, FRS (Federal Reserve System, a non-government entity), along with so many others.
5. By corrupt politicians, a certain former president and first lady among the most flagrant. By Republicans and Democrats, for forsaking their foundational principles. By Republicans, for capitulating to Democrats. By Democrats, for infiltrating the Republican party with RINOs, i.e., mercenary Democrats. By the DNC, for election rigging and voter fraud, even within their own party. For apparent DNC retaliation against Julian Assange (Wikileaks).
6. By many local governments, for poisoning municipal water systems with fluoride: There is such a great outcry about lead pipes and lead in drinking water, but since when is a little poison a good thing? Fluoride is less toxic than arsenic, but more toxic than lead. They tell us not to swallow toothpaste, then turn around and pump it straight into the water. For receiving military vehicles for use among the civilian populace. The military fights the enemy while the police protect the public. Arming the police with military equipment therefore sends a strongly negative message.
7. By the abortion industry, its government supporters and Wiki defenders.
8. By the United Nations, for war crimes, fraud and abuse, and many abhorrent, heinous and reprehensible actions too numerous to recount. Get the U.S. out of the U.N., and get the U.N. out of the U.S.!
9. By various governments, for their retaliation against, unjust prosecution and arbitrary detention of whistle-blowers such as Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, Tommy Robinson, David Daleiden and Bassel Khartabil. These self-sacrificing people exposing the crimes of governments deserve praise and commendation for the cause of truth, not castigation, isolation and suffering.
10. By eastern governments, for general oppression, powermongering and devilment: These states include but are by no means limited to Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, Syria, Iran, Cuba, North Korea, Red China, Burma (Myanmar), and worst of all, the Vatican. The most nefarious governments are either at the extreme of being anti-religion, or the opposite, total control by religion (Communist/atheist vs. Islamic or Roman Catholic control). Both extremes are united in evil.
11. By factions within Islam and/or Islamic nations: For inveterate hatred of Israel and the Jews. For human rights violations, or condoning them, including honor killings, FGM (female genital mutilation), oppression of women and minority faiths, and so much more. For the wicked, bloody ritual of Azadari (self-flagellation) on Ashura. For seeking to overthrow freedom-loving western governments through migration and abuse of justice and welfare systems. For violence and terrorism as propagated by Daesh/Islamic State, Hamas, Hezbollah, Al-Qaida, Al-Nusra, Al-Shabaab, Boko Haram, and CAIR. For funding of the same through bogus Islamic "charities." For 'taqqiya,' the idea that lying to advance Islam is not a sin. (Ahmadi Islam is exempted from criticisms of violence.)
12. By the Vatican: The world's smallest country is the source of the world's biggest problems! The pope is a Jesuit. The Jesuit order is the distillation of evil in this world. (Many major American political figures happen to be alumni of Jesuit universities.) For its history of the massacre of tens of millions during the Inquisition and the Dark Ages, and their complicity and collusion with the Holocaust. Hitler was a confessed Roman Catholic ("a son of the church"), and has never been excommunicated! Its archives have never been opened, its bank has never been audited, and they refuse to make restitution for profiting from the deaths of Holocaust victims. "And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth." - Revelation 18:24 She hides behind bushes to do her dirty work, and her agencies include the United Nations, George Soros enterprises, and the CIA.
13. By Protestantism: For ecumenicism, ceasing to protest Roman Catholicism, and instead being a mirror image of them in many ways: (e.g., pagan holidays such as Good Friday, Xmas, Easter, etc.; trinitarianism; baptism by sprinkling; Sunday worship, etc. etc.) For uniting with the government via 501(c)(3) registration, thereby subverting the separation of church and state. For placing national flags on church platforms, with the gold fringe symbolizing martial law. By some American pastors, for being complicit with FEMA. For opening church facilities to become polling places and abandoning biblical neutrality and Christian ambassadorship. For becoming blinded by political might. For forgetting that God is the One who sets up kings, and supposing that He is inept to do so without our direct involvement.
13. By Evangelicalism: For compromise with the world, being 'evanGELicals' with the emphasis on the jelly. For acceptance of corrupted modern Bible versions. For crusading against homosexuality, about which Jesus said little to nothing, while simultaneously being lackadaisical about divorce and remarriage, about which he said plenty. For cultic pastors who fleece and bully their flocks, and those who treat the church like their own family business; and also for nepotism, assuming it is their perfect right to bequeath their office to their sons and sons-in-law. For pragmatism on the part of some sects, whose leaders and their wives will subvert marriages and divide families to the advantage of the church, in order to retain individuals within their man-made religious system.
14. By ministers and church leaders: for failing to properly feed the sheep, by ignoring the parts of the Bible you don't like, such as: The 10 most ignored Scripture verses in the New Testament (KJV):
- 1. "Greet ye one another with an holy kiss." (1 Cor. 16:20 / 2 Cor. 13:12)
- 2. "For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head, because of the angels." (1 Cor. 11:10)
- 3. "Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed?" (Acts 19:2)
- 4. "That which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God." (Luke 16:15)
- 5. "Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them." (Acts 20:30)
- 6. "Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray to God uncovered?" (1 Cor. 11:13)
- 7. "For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth." (Mat. 12:40)
- 8. "And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and the young men laid hold on him: and he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked." (Mark 14:51-52)
- 9. "Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery." (Luke 16:18)
- 10. "But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering." (1 Cor. 11:15)
15. By Christians: For sectarianism, supposing that everything God wants you to have may be found within the four walls of your home church and from the pulpit of your pastor. For failing to show enough charity to recognize that others may have received something from God which your church doesn't have. For being ingrown, inbred and proud of your spiritual pedigree, e.g., Anabaptists, Adventists, Apostolic Pentecostals, and Jehovah's Witnesses, four groups with some of the most critical truths for the present hour, but who refuse to listen to anyone but their own selves.
From His Tail to His Snout
The Cigarette Speaks (To Young Girls)
- Elizabeth Hassell
Confessions of a Soft Drink
Hello. I am a humble, effervescent liquid. Humble? Well, that is debatable. Actually, I am quite proud of myself. Allow me to brag a little.
I fizz, sparkle, and bubble my way into thousands of people all over the world, every day. I HAVE MUCH POWER! I cause masses of humanity to make beelines for snack dispensers in plush, high-rise buildings. I stir men, women, and teenagers to dash into their cars late at night to speed to their nearest 24 hour convenience store.
To give me an appetizing brown tint, I contain caramel coloring, which has genetic effects and is a cancer causing suspect. I sometimes have polyethylene glycol as one of my ingredients. Glycol is used as anti-freeze in automobiles, and as an oil solvent.
The bubbles and fizz with which I potently burn human insides is caused by my phosphoric acid. The phosphorus in the acid upsets the body's calcium-phosphorus ratio and dissolves calcium out of the bones. This can eventually result in OSTEOPOROSIS, a weakening of the skeletal structure, which can make one susceptible to broken bones. Also, the phosphorus fights with the hydrochloric acid in human stomachs and renders it ineffective. This promotes indigestion, bloating and gassiness in many individuals.
I offer a selection of three types of sweeteners, according to the customer's preference. The sweeteners are: Saccharin or Aspartame in the diet type, and sugar or corn syrup in my regular drinks. These substances enhance my appeal and come disguised as 'good' for everyone. However, tastes can be deceiving! Let me explain.
SACCHARIN is an artificial sweetener which has raised some concern about cancer in laboratory animals. There are warning labels on containers in which saccharin is an ingredient. ASPARTAME, the more common "diet" sweetener, has been linked to convulsions, depression, insomnia, irritability, weakness, dizziness, headaches, mood changes and mental retardation. SUGAR and CORN SYRUP can induce both HYPOGLYCEMIA (low blood sugar), and HYPERGLYCEMIA (high blood sugar), in susceptible individuals. Hypoglycemia has been linked to mental illness and hyperglycemia to diabetes. Sugar gives you a lift or burst of energy, then sends you crashing down to severe fatigue. To get another charge, more sugary drinks are consumed. This pattern exhausts the adrenal glands and leaves a person with a chronic tired feeling.
GORGEOUS! THAT'S WHAT I AM! I come dressed in a shiny metal can in various colors and tints. Sometimes I am silver, sometimes gold, sometimes blue, red, etc. I beckon and dazzle shoppers as they stroll past me in the supermarket. On a HOT DAY, I am especially ATTRACTIVE, and hands reach for cases of me to share with friends at picnics and parties. However, I am very tricky. My thirst-quenching liquid, which is alluringly encased in a the aluminum can, contains traces of the same metal. The acid in the soft drink eats away the aluminum , which floats around until it is ingested by the consumer. Aluminum is a very toxic substance and builds up in the human body. It has a particular affinity for the brain and has been linked to the degenerative senility affliction, ALZHEIMER'S disease,
Many times humans think they can LOSE WEIGHT by drinking me in the "diet" form. NOT SO!
My high sodium content helps them retain water in their bodies, and they become edemic. The kidneys and bladder do not function properly after a long habit of soft drink intake. The sugar in me destroys the beneficial flora in the colon and constipation results. This locks the toxins in the body so they cannot be eliminated properly. The blood is not pure, as a result, and the cells are affected. In order to lose weight, fat must be flushed from the cells. The enzymes responsible for aiding the process of fat release are paralyzed when they are poisoned, and so cannot do their job. People DEFEAT THEIR PURPOSE when they try to lose weight by drinking me.
In conclusion, I would like to admit there is not a smidgen of humility in me. I am very EGOTISTICAL! I am MASTER over much of the decision-making ability of the human race. HA! You don't believe me??? Look on school campuses, in city parks, at ball games, in business offices, at street corners...anywhere there are people...SEE YOU AROUND!
- by Debbie Moody (First published in 1986 in Today's Herbs)
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