Artist Top Ten Aretha Franklin

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  1. Ome

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    Dusty Springfield

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    Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien (16 April 1939 – 2 March 1999), professionally known as Dusty Springfield, was an English pop singer and record producer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s. With her distinctive sensual mezzo-soprano sound, she was an important blue-eyed soul singer and at her peak was one of the most successful British female performers, with six top 20 singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 and sixteen on the UK Singles Chart from 1963 to 1989.

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    In collaboration with Pet Shop Boys, she returned to the Top 10 of the UK and US charts in 1987 with "What Have I Done to Deserve This?" Two years later, she had two other UK hits on her own with "Nothing Has Been Proved" and "In Private." Subsequently, in the mid-1990s, owing to the inclusion of "Son of a Preacher Man" on the Pulp Fiction soundtrack, interest in her early output was revived.

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    Totals Wednesday

     
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    01. A Love Like Yours
    02. I'm Coming Home Again
    03. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
    04. Get Yourself To Love
    05. I Found My Way Through The Darness
    06. In The Middle Of Nowhere
    07. I Only Wanne Be With You
    08. Summer Is Over
    09. In Private
    10. Son Of A Preacher Man
     
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    1. I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten
    2. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
    3. In Private
    4. What Have Done To Deserve This
    5. If You Go Away
    6. The Windmills Of Your Mind
    7. I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself
    8. Twenty-four Hours From Tulsa
    9. Spooky
    10. Son Of A Preacher Man
     
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    1. Summer Is Over
    2. The Corrupt Ones
    3. I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten
    4. Little By Little
    5. Goin' Back
    6. Wishin' And Hopin'
    7. I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself
    8. I Only Want To Be With You
    9. That's The Kind Of Love I've Got For You
    10. Haunted
     
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    It was more difficult than I expected to get my choices down to ten. But I closed my eyes and counted...


    1. I Think It’s Gonna Rain Today
    2. Your Love Still Brings Me To My Knees
    3. The Windmills Of Your Mind
    4. If You Go Away (Ne Me Quitte Pas)
    5. Who (Will Take My Place)
    6. I Just Fall In Love Again
    7. Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
    8. What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?
    9. I Only Want To Be With You
    10. Goin’ Back
     
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    I had never heard Dusty do this one. It's really lovely.
     
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    Isn't it just perfectly suited to her voice? This one never fails to bring a lump to my throat.
     
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    Yes it's very, very nice. The version I have and listen to often (and sometimes sing wistfully to myself on rainy days that aren't Mondays, when I'm feeling melancholic and a bit dramatic) is Bette Midler's from the Beaches soundtrack.
     
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    Bette's version was my first awareness of this song and for many years was the only version I knew. I had no idea it was a cover.

    I really like Bette's version, but actually prefer Dusty's.
     
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    1. I Only Want To Be With You
    2. Wherever Would I Be? (duet Daryl Hall)
    3. Something in Your Eyes
    4. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? (I have heard this song before with Lisa Hartman on Knots Landing!)
    5. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
    6. Yesterday When I was Young
    7. The Windmills of Your Mind
    8. My Colouring Book
    9. Stay a While
    10. In Private
     
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    I just discovered this gem of a song today. I just love it:

     
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    1. I Only Want to Be With You
    2. Nothing Has Been Proved
    3. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
    4. In Private
    5. Son of a Preacher Man
    6. What Have Done to Deserve This
    7. I Close My Eyes and Count to Ten
    8. I Think It’s Gonna Rain Today
    9. I Just Don’t Know What to do with Myself
    10. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?
     
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    With 21 studio albums and 69 singles
    There’s no dust on Soap Chat

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    Here's Dusty...





    1. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me = 38
    2. I Close My Eyes and Count to Ten = 32
    3. I Only Want to Be With You = 29
    4. In Private / I Just Don’t Know What to do with Myself = 18
    5. If You Go Away (Ne Me Quitte Pas) / The Windmills Of Your Mind = 17
    6. Son of a Preacher Man / What Have Done to Deserve This = 14
    7. Summer is Over / I Think it’s Gonna Rain Today = 13
    8. Will You Love Me Tomorrow? = 12
    9. A Love Like Yours = 10
    10. I'm Coming Home Again / The Corrupt Ones / Your Love Still Brings Me to My Knees / How Can I Be Sure / Wherever Would I Be? / Nothing Has Been Proved = 9
    11. Something in Your Eyes = 8
    12. Get Yourself To Love / Spooky / Little by Little / Goin’ Back = 7
    13. I Found my Way / Who (Will Take My Place) = 6
    14. In The Middle Of Nowhere / Wishin' And Hopin' / I Just Fall In Love Again / Yesterday When I was Young = 5
    15. Haunted = 4
    16. Twenty-four Hours from Tulsa / What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? / My Colouring Book = 3
    17. That's The Kind Of Love I've Got For You / Stay a While = 2
    18. .Don't Forget About Me = 1
     
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    Howard Jones vs Nik Kershaw

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    John Howard Jones (born 23 February 1955) is a British singer, musician and songwriter. He had ten top 40 hit singles in the UK between 1983 and 1986, including six which reached the top ten, and his 1984 album Human's Lib went to number one. Around the world, he had 15 top 40 hit singles between 1983 and 1992. He has been described by AllMusic editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine as "one of the defining figures of mid-'80s synth-pop." He also performed at Live Aid in 1985.

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    Jones has spoken of the media's negative perception of him. In 2006 he said: "My songs are not about drug-taking or debauchery or rock and roll. They're about positive thinking and challenging people's ideas. I wasn't fashionable. I never got good reviews. But I'm proud of the fact that I wasn't liked by the media... Pop music is so reactionary and bigoted. And I found that what's 'cool' is often very shallow and transient."


    Nicholas David "Nik" Kershaw (born 1 March 1958) is an English singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist and record producer.

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    Kershaw came to prominence in the mid-1980s as a solo artist, releasing eight singles that entered the Top 40 charts in the UK during the 1980s

    Kershaw appeared at the dual-venue concert Live Aid in 1985 and has also penned a number of hits for other artists, including a UK number-one single in 1991 for Chesney Hawkes, "The One and Only".

    Elton John described Kershaw as "the greatest songwriter of a generation

    I’ve been putting together some artists that don’t or haven’t had many singles during their time, however, if anyone ever has a separate ten for both artists, I will count them both into the final result.




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    My Nikard Joneshaw top six...

    1. Soon You’ll Go [HJ]
    2. I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me [NK]
    3. Wouldn’t It Be Good [NK]
    4. Like To Get To Know You Well [HJ]
    5. What Is Love [HJ]
    6. Things Can Only Get Better [HJ]
     
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    1. Drum Talk (NK)
    2. New Song (HJ)
    3. Human Racing (NK)
    4. Hide & Seek (HJ)
    5. No One is to Blame (HJ)
    6. Dancing Girls (NK)
    7. Look Mama (HJ)
    8. Faces (NK)
    9. Wouldn’t it Be Good (NK)
    10. Like to Get to Know You Well (HJ)
     
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    1. The Riddle (Kershaw)
    2. I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me (Kershaw)
    3. Don Quixote (Kershaw)
    4. Wouldn't It Be Good (Kershaw)
    5. Everlasting Love (Jones)
    6. Drum Talk (Kershaw)
    7. Wide Boy (Kershaw)
    8. The Sky's the Limit (Kershaw)
    9. Cloak and Dagger (Kershaw)
    10. What Is Love? (Jones)
     
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    1. Wouldn’t It Be Good (NK)
    2. Soon You'll Go (HJ) (I remember hearing this song for the first time in one of the nomination threads and I think its you I need to thank @Mel O'Drama?)
    3. New Song (HJ)
    4. Drum Talk (NK)
    5. Like To Get To Know You Well (HJ)
    6. The Riddle (NK)
    7. What Is Love (HJ)
    8. Save The Whale (NK)
    9. Wide Boy (NK)
    10.Dancing Girls (NK)
     
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    Oh gosh, could be. I do like the song so it's possible (I can't remember nominating it, but there have been a lot of themes and my memory isn't great at the best of times). :think:
     
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