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Song of the Day 6/4/10

In case you might be wondering, we continue to do a lot more than just count down the “song of the day” here – in fact, in less than two months, we’ll be done with that list and we’ll move on to the 666 best albums of all time. More news and reviews coming momentarily. In the meantime, the best 666 songs of alltime countdown continues all the way to #1. Friday’s song is #55:

The Electric Light Orchestra – Mission

Another one of Jeff Lynne’s brilliant, towering apocalypse anthems, this one from A New World Record, 1976, an alien guard “watching all the days roll by” on a barren, desolate, depopulated earth.

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Song of the Day 6/3/10

Working feverishly to add yet more updates to the June-July live music calendar – what looked at first to be a pretty lame summer has turned out to be pretty good! More news, more reviews coming soon: in the meantime, the best 666 songs of alltime countdown continues every day, all the way to #1. Thursday’s song is #56:

Elvis Costello – Oliver’s Army

Arguably the smartest, and most indelibly catchy, anti-imperialism song ever written: “And I would rather be anywhere else than here today.” Rumor has it that Steve Nieve wrote the melody. Best song on Armed Forces, 1979.

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