Top 10 Sam Cooke songs ( 1-22-31 to 12-11-64)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by bvb1123, Dec 11, 2018.

  1. bvb1123

    bvb1123 Rock and Roll Martian Thread Starter

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    I did my other favorite singer and its come to my attention that I should do the same for Sam Cooke. For, today, December 11 is the 54th anniversary of his tragic, highly suspicious murder. At the young age of 33 one of pop and gospel's greatest voices was silenced. So, it's with a heavy heart that I list my top 10 Sam Cooke songs, in no order except #1.
    1. A Change Is Gonna Come
    2. Twistin' The Night Away
    3. Somebody Have Mercy
    4. Cupid
    5. (What A) Wonderful World
    6. Chain Gang
    7. Bring It On Home To Me
    8. Soothe Me
    9. Good Times
    10. Having A Party

    Bonus 2 gospel songs (if you've never heard these, seek them out - mindblowing):
    1. Jesus, I'll Never Forget
    2. Nearer To Thee
     
  2. bvb1123

    bvb1123 Rock and Roll Martian Thread Starter

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  3. john hp

    john hp Forum Resident

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    A Change is Gonna Come
    Cupid
    Having a Party
    Little Red Rooster
    Nothing Can Change This Love
    That's Heaven to Me
    That's Where It's At
    Win Your Love For Me
    Wonderful World
    You Send Me
     
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  4. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    Nice list. The cd of Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers is quite wonderful.
     
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  5. Another Steve

    Another Steve Forum Resident

    bvb1123, it's hard to argue with your list. "Another Saturday Night" and "You Send Me" would have to be in my Top 10 somehow. But what would I take out?

     
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  6. bvb1123

    bvb1123 Rock and Roll Martian Thread Starter

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    Exactly. I originally included Another Saturday Night but ended up bumping it for Soothe Me which I like just a little bit more.
     
  7. smorrison

    smorrison His Master's Voice

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    Twistin' The Night Away
    Another Saturday Night
    Cupid
    Mean Old World
    You Gotta Move
    Wonderful World
    Only Sixteen
    Fool's Paradise
    Get Yourself Another Fool
    Little Red Rooster
     
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  8. Alien Ache

    Alien Ache Forum Resident

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    “A Change is Gonna Come” is obviously his best song but “Bring it On Home to Me” is my absolute favorite. I also love “Only Sixteen,” “Touch the Hem of his Garment” (with the Soul Stirrers) and his cover of “Summertime.”

    I have the Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964 anthology on LP and every song is great. It’s my favorite album to spin when I want to hear some Sam Cooke (which is often).
     
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  9. danasgoodstuff

    danasgoodstuff Forum Resident

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    The first 10 tunes on Night Beat, a singing lesson.
     
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  10. Two Sheds

    Two Sheds Tea-sipping bad boy!

    Ten is too small a number. The best I can do is a baker's dozen (in no particular order):

    You Send Me
    Summertime
    Wonderful World
    Twistin' the Night Away
    Sugar Dumpling
    Cupid
    Rome Wasn't Built in a Day
    Another Saturday Night
    No Second Time
    It's All Right
    Get Yourself Another Fool
    Basin Street Blues
    Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home (from the Live at the Copa LP)
     
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  11. McLover

    McLover Forum Resident

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    You Send Me
    Bring It On Home To Me
    Twisting The Night Away
    Cupid
    Having A Party
    Nothing Can Change This Love
    Shake
    A Change Is Gonna Come
    You Were Made For Me
    Another Saturday Night
     
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