Music

Best Aretha Franklin Songs

Aretha Franklin is retiring this year. This list reminds us of what we will be missing.

Happy retirement.

  1. Respect – her greatest anthem.
  2. I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) – a great soul performance
  3. Think  – another empowering feminist anthem
  4. I Say A Little Prayer – better than the Dionne Warwick version
  5. Do Right Woman, Do Right Man – another great song with a tough, don’t mess with me, message
  6. (You Make Me Feel) Like a Natural Woman – a more loving Carole King song
  7. Chain Of Fools – although this is a break up song, Aretha still seems strong
  8. Dr. Feelgood (Love Is A Serious Business) – proper sexy vocals
  9. Share Your Love With Me – another Grammy winner
  10. Baby I Love You – this bizarrely appears in Goodfellas’

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The Best of Marc Spitz

The novelist, playwright and rock journalist died on 4 February 2017. Here’s his best stuff:

  1. We Got The Neutron Bomb: The Untold Story of L.A. Punk – the definitive book on this subject. Buy Now.
  2. Nobody Likes You: Inside the Turbulent Life, Times and Music of Green Day – a really good biography. Buy Now.
  3. How Soon is Never? – his best novel about trying to get the Smiths to reform. Buy Now.
  4. Bowie: A Biography – not the best on the subject. Buy Now
  5. Poseur: A Memoir of Downtown New York City in the ’90s. An autobiography with lots of drugs. Buy Now
  6. Too Much, Too Late. Another novel, not as good as How Soon is Never? Buy Now
  7. Retail Sluts. His first and best play. Buy Now.
  8. Twee: The Gentle Revolution in Music, Books, Television, Fashion and Film. His most recent book. Buy Now
  9. Jagger: Rebel Rock Star, Rambler, Rogue. Not his best biography. Buy Now
  10. Shyness is Nice. Check out this play, a bit wierd, but I liked it. Buy Now

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Best Superbowl Halftime Shows

I reckon that Lady Gaga will be in this top 10 come Sunday.

How to you make Lady Gaga angry?

Poker Face!

  1. Prince  2007 – Purple Rain in the rain
  2. U2 2002 – Great 9/11 tribute
  3. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 2009- Knee slide – ouch!
  4. Madonna 2012 – Like a Prayer
  5. Beyonce 2013 – Return of Destiny’s Child
  6. The Rolling Stones 2005 – Great Stage
  7. Katy Perry 2015 – Left Shark dancing
  8. Janet Jackson 2004 – The Malfunction
  9. Paul McCartney 2005 – Live and Let Die
  10. Aerosmith 2001 – Walk This Way

Celebrities with twins

Big day for Beyonce. Goes swimming in her underwear, gets caught in a fishing net and stumbles into a florist to get her photo taken. This list shows that she’s not alone in the celebrity multiple birth game.

  1. Mariah Carey gave birth to Monroe and Moroccan Scott in 2011
  2. Celine Dion gave birth to Eddy and Nelson in 2010
  3. Jennifer Lopez gave birth to Max and Emme in 2008
  4. Sarah Jessica Parker gave birth to Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge in 2002
  5. Julia Roberts gave birth to Phinnaeus Walter and Hazel Patricia in 2004
  6. Laura Bush gave birth to Barbara and Jenna in 1981
  7. Angelina Jolie gave birth to Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon in 2008
  8. Lisa Marie Presley gave birth to Finley and Harper in 2008
  9. Diana Krall gave birth to Dexter Henry Lorcan and Frank Harlem James in 2006
  10. Jane Seymour gave birth to Johnny and Kris in 1995.