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Song of the Day 10/31/08

Counting down the alltime top 666 songs (the full list is at top right), one a day. Today’s is #634: Elvis Presley – Way Down

Happy Halloween! It only makes sense that today’s song would be by a dead man. Some may call this schlock, but listen closely and you’ll realize that this is the King’s death song. He knew it was coming. Elvis wasn’t a songwriter, and considering the condition he was in at the end, one can only wonder what if any say he had in the selection of this song as his very last single. But you can tell that something is awry here. So could he. “The lights are growing dim…”

October 30, 2008 - Posted by | Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music | , , ,

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