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Jim Dandy: Rolling Stones #352 Greatest Song of All Time

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Jim Dandy By the Artist: LaVern Baker From the Album: LaVern Baker Released: 1956 Genre: Rhythm and blues Label: Atlantic Songwriter: Lincoln Chase In 1956 "Jim Dandy" by LaVern Baker reached the top of the R&B chart and peaked at number 17 on the pop charts in the United States. It was named one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll and was ranked number 352 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Desktop Wallpaper: B&W Ballerinas

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Desktop Wallpaper B&W Ballerinas

Pop-Up Video: I Love the Nightlife (1978)

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I Love the Nightlife Single by Alicia Bridges From the album: Alicia Bridges B-side: Self Applause Released: June 19, 1978 Songwriters: Alicia Bridges, Susan Hutcheson Alicia Bridges is  openly lesbian and a One Hit Wonder. Her song, "I Love the Nightlife (Disco Round)," reached  number five on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978.  The August 1998 MTV countdown of the Top 54 Dance Songs of the Disco Era ranked "I Love the Nightlife" number 37.

Wallpaper: Electric Guitar

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One Hit Wonders: The Knack (1979)

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My Sharona Single: The Knack Album: Get the Knack B-side: Let Me Out Released: June 1979 Recorded: April 1979 Songwriters: Doug Fieger, Berton Averre In 2008, "My Sharona" ranked number 75 on the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Songs .  In 2011, Rolling Stone's readers voted "My Sharona" by The Knack number six of the  Top 10 One-Hit Wonders  of All Time.  In the US, this was the best-selling single of 1979.

David Bowie: Rebel Rebel (1974)

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Rebel Rebel Bowie as Halloween Jack Artist: David Bowie Album: Diamond Dogs Released: February  1974 (UK) May 1974 (US) Songwriter: David Bowie "Rebel Rebel" is both David Bowie's farewell to the glam rock and a proto-punk track from his Diamond Dogs album. After its release, the song peaked at number five on the UK Singles Chart and number 64 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Critically acclaimed for its central guitar riff, several publications consider it to be one of Bowie's greatest songs.  After he died in 2016, Rolling Stone listed "Rebel Rebel" as one of Bowie's  30 essential songs . Spencer Kaufman of Ultimate Classic Rock ranked the song at number seven on his list of Top 10 Bowie Songs . In 2018, the writers of NME numbered "Rebel Rebel" as Bowie's  fifth greatest song .  Jon Savage of The Guardian included Rebel, Rebel when he named the 20 best glam-rock songs of all time

Wallpaper: Les Paul

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Pop-Up Video: Burning Love (1972)

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Burning Love Artist: Elvis Presley B-side:  It's a Matter of Time Released: August 1, 1972 Recorded: March 28, 1972 Songwriter: Dennis Linde "Burning Love," a 1972 Elvis Presley song written by Dennis Linde and originally recorded by country soul artist Arthur Alexander, became Elvis' biggest hit single in the United States since "Suspicious Minds" in 1969. It was his last Top 10 hit in the American Hot 100 or pop charts. Most the successful songs Linde wrote were for Country stars: Roger Miller ("Tom Green County Fair" - 1970), Garth Brooks ("Callin' Baton Rouge" - 1993) and The Dixie Chicks ("Goodbye Earl" - 1999.)   In Britain, Welsh Rock and Roll revivalist Shakin' Stevens recorded a number 10 hit of Linde's "A Letter to You" in 1984.

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