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Regina
post Jul 5 2015, 10:49 AM
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Time has come to reveal what BJ thinks the best UK Top 40 hit by living legend Cher is. Whoop. 27 songs. 1 winner, maybe.



Songs:

xx | I Got You Babe
xx | All I Really Want To Do
xx | Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
xx | Sunny
xx | Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves
xx | Dark Lady
xx | Dead Ringer For Love (With Meatloaf)
xx | I Found Someone
xx | If I Could Turn Back Time
xx | Just Like Jesse James
xx | The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)
xx | Love And Understanding
xx | Save Up All Your Tears
xx | Could've Been You
xx | Oh No, Not My Baby
xx | Many Rivers To Cross (Live From The Mirage)
xx | Love Can Build A Bridge (Cher, Chrissie Hynde & Neneh Cherry with Eric Clapton)
xx | Walking In Memphis
xx | One By One
xx | Not Enough Love In The World
xx | The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore
xx | Believe
xx | Strong Enough
xx | All Or Nothing
xx | Dov'e l'amore
xx | The Music's No Good Without You
xx | I Hope You Find It

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post Jul 6 2015, 12:33 PM
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27 | 5.75 | Many Rivers To Cross (Live From The Mirage)
26 | 6.07 | Sunny
25 | 6.40 | Oh No, Not My Baby


And off we go. In last place is a song from her Greatest Hits and also taken from her Heart Of Stone tour (I think) A cover version of a song by Jimmy Clay. Showing off her powerhouse vocals, it's a nice song, but clearly not nice enough. Next up is an oldie, Sunny from her debut album. It's another lovely song but not one I go back to too often.
Oh No, Not My Baby was one of the new songs from her Greatest Hits, not as good at Whenever You're Near but still a nice rock-ish tune.
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No surprises here so far, some pretty decent tracks but not amongst her greats.
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24 | 6.50 | Not Enough Love In The World
23 | 6.70 | The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore
22 | 6.84 | Could've Been You
21 | 6.96 | Love Can Build A Bridge
21 | 6.96 | I Got You Babe


Two songs from It's A Man's World drop out, the second of which is one of my personal faves by Cher. Interestingly, depsite being the least successful album of her 80's revival, it
was the only one to have all its singles go top 40 in the UK. Charity single Love Can Build A Bridge ties with Sonny And Cher classic I Got You Babe which i thought would have gone higher. Love Hurts single Could've Been You also drops out, a decent song but odd choice for single.
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19 | 7.21 | All I Really Want To Do
19 | 7.21 | Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)


Oh look, another tie, hurrah.
I don't have much to say on AIRWTD, it's nice, but nothing overly WOW. Still, lovely.
Bang Bang howver, now this is fun. The version that went top 40 here was the original 60's version, released a few years before Nancy Sinatra's more famous version.
Cher re-recorded this for her Cher album in the 80's, such is her legendaryness that she covers herself. Now, this rock version is WAY better than the original and the version from her
first Farewell tour is amaze, so that's what video I posted.
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post Jul 12 2015, 07:49 PM
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Thought that "I Got You Babe" might have been a bit higher, and "Love Can Build A Bridge" is a nice song as well and do like her rock version of "Bang Bang", can't wait to see where the more well known stuff end up
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17 | 7.46 | Dead Ringer For Love (With Meatloaf)
16 | 7.56 | Dov'e l'amore
15 | 7.90 | Walking In Memphis


A real mix of genres here. Dead Ringer For Love is a duet with Meatloaf and marked the start of RockCher. A really punchy number, it's one of the very few Meatloaf songs I can
bear to listen to. Walking In Memphis was from the It's A Man's World album and is a cover of the song by Marc Cohn. Cher's version was a bit more successful, getting to #11 in the UK. Dov'e l'amore is a single from Believe and one of the best IMO. Such a great latin sounding number, didn't far as well as some of the other singles, but still, lovely song.
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14 | 8.23 | Love And Understanding
13 | 8.30 | All Or Nothing
12 | 8.43 | The Music's No Good Without You
12 | 8.43 | One By One


Last bunch before the top 10 and a few good songs missing out. Love And Understanding was the first single from the Love Hurts album and was a pretty decent hit, making it to #10 over here. One By One was another top 10, getting to #7 and was the second European single from It's A Man's World, also the best performing song of that album in this rate, yay.
All Or Nothing comes from Believe and was a minor hit, while The Music's No Good Without You remains her most recent UK top 10 hit. The lead single from Living Proof, it's one of my faves. This means no more singles from that album too.
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Dead Ringer For Love such a great song, just love the speed of it's like it's going a 1000 times a minute and just love it, and Meatloaf, honestly do like one or two of his stuff "I Would Do Anything For Love" is always a welcome classic.

"Walking In Memphis" another brilliant track, actually heard Cher's version before I heard Marc Cohn's, and they are both fantastic, but Cher just about got that edge for me, I love the lyrics and has a certain sadness to it, Cher's vocals just sound so rich and powerful.

"Dov'e L'amore" to be honest not one of my fave Cher songs, not that it's bad or anything, it's just that she's had so much better. "The Music's No Good Without You" is pretty decent, but again it didn't really click with me. "All Or Nothing" is something I rarely go back to when I'm having a Cher moment, but has a great chorus.

"Love And Understanding" just brilliant, Cher's rock era was just the best. "One By One" another amazing track, but the single version of this is the best and first heard this on one of the old NOW albums, can't remember which one think it was 33, but anyway became an instant Cher classic for me, just loved it and still ranks in my all time Cher top 20.
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post Jul 20 2015, 11:38 AM
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10 | 8.53 | Just Like Jesse James

Sneaking into the top 10 is one of the two remaining Heart Of Stone singles left. Not a personal fave of Cher's, she isn't keen on this song, but performs it anyway, Queen.
I really like this one, one of the first Cher songs I remember hearing thanks to MotherRegina. Just missed the UK top 10, hitting #11, so justice is served here as it makes it to the top 10.
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post Jul 20 2015, 10:37 PM
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"Just Like Jesse James" is good but it shouldn't have beat "Love And Understanding" and "One By One", but good song though.
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Love and Understanding and Dead Ringer are solid gold. I'm probably one of Meat Loaf's biggest fans so I'm completely biased but that song is a beast.

No wrong answers from here on out though. Everything else is incredible. I Found Someone better be at least top 3 though. I wouldn't even mind if it wins, it's epic. Pity I forgot to vote.


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"All or Nothing" should be a No.1 everywhere! It's so underrated! One of the best songs of 90's!
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post Jul 24 2015, 12:04 PM
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9 | 8.56 | Save Up All Your Tears




8 | 8.6 | The Shoop Shoop Song

Well this is indeed a bummer, my fave Cher song, Save Up All Your Tears only comes in at 9th. Oh well, it got top 10. One of the Love Hurts singles and just an all out amazing
rock number, originally by Bonnie Tyler whose version pales in comparison. This only just made the top 40 here, hitting #37. But still, a classic tune.

The Shoop Shoop song however, was huge here, bagging her a #1. Used in her film Mermaids (which is pretty fab and on Netflix) another cover, originally written by Rudy Clark and covered by a lot of different people. Cher's is probs the best known verison, #1 for 5 weeks here and one of the best selling females singles of the 1990's too. Slay.
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Gutted that "Save Up All Your Tears" is out so soon, but glad it made the top 10 here though, can't believe it only went to #37 here in the UK, it should have been massive and definitely ranks as one of her all time best. Cher's version of this song I do agree is the best one, not too fussed on Bonnie Tyler's version, but Robin Beck does a decent version of this song as well.

"Shoop Shoop" another classic Cher number, so brilliant I remember watching Mermaids on TV when I was a kid, and was kinda disappointed that there weren't no actual mermaids in it, but great movie though. "Moonstruck" was Cher's best movie in my opinion.
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Moonstruck is indeed a classic movie.
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7 | 8.63 | I Hope You Find It

Cher's most recent top 40 hit and another cover version. This time from Miley Cyrus of all people. Original version is actually pretty decent by Miley's standards but Cher's version
just blows it out of the water, so good. Helped by a performance on X-factor it got to #25 and was her first top 40 since 2001, amaze.
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Had no idea this countdown had started!

I wish 'All I Really Want To Do' was higher but not too surprised by it being where it is. Yay for the rest of my key favourites being Top 15, although 'I Hope You Find It' and 'The Music's No Good Without You' deserved a lot better. The former was one of my favourite songs of 2013; could have it on repeat and it would still be stunning. Thrilled, but in hindsight gobsmacked, she got a place on X Factor to perform it.
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"I Hope You Find It", surprised that it's done this well, she really excels herself on this cover and makes it better than the original. "If I Could Turn Back Time" or "Believe to win.
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6 | 8.64 | Dark Lady

An oldie now and one of her best. A song where she visits a fortune teller who tells her that her man is cheating on her, but it turns out the fortune teller is the skank in question
so Cher shoots them both. Lovely. Barely made the top 40, peaking at #36. Fared better in the US where it got to #1.
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