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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Top 10 Songs of All-Time

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Major Raymond H. Wilkins (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on November 2, 1943, near Rabaul, New Britain. His citation reads:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action with the enemy near Rabaul, New Britain, on 2 November 1943. Leading his squadron in an attack on shipping in Simpson Harbor, during which intense antiaircraft fire was expected, Maj. Wilkins briefed his squadron so that his airplane would be in the position of greatest risk. His squadron was the last of 3 in the group to enter the target area. Smoke from bombs dropped by preceding aircraft necessitated a last-second revision of tactics on his part, which still enabled his squadron to strike vital shipping targets, but forced it to approach through concentrated fire, and increased the danger of Maj. Wilkins' left flank position. His airplane was hit almost immediately, the right wing damaged, and control rendered extremely difficult. Although he could have withdrawn, he held fast and led his squadron into the attack. He strafed a group of small harbor vessels, and then, at low level, attacked an enemy destroyer. His 1,000 pound bomb struck squarely amidships, causing the vessel to explode. Although antiaircraft fire from this vessel had seriously damaged his left vertical stabilizer, he refused to deviate from the course. From below-masthead height he attacked a transport of some 9,000 tons, scoring a hit which engulfed the ship in flames. Bombs expended, he began to withdraw his squadron. A heavy cruiser barred the path. Unhesitatingly, to neutralize the cruiser s guns and attract its fire, he went in for a strafing run. His damaged stabilizer was completely shot off. To avoid swerving into his wing planes he had to turn so as to expose the belly and full wing surfaces of his plane to the enemy fire; it caught and crumpled his left wing. Now past control, the bomber crashed into the sea. In the fierce engagement Maj. Wilkins destroyed 2 enemy vessels, and his heroic self-sacrifice made possible the safe withdrawal of the remaining planes of his squadron.

Ensign Theodore Stark Wilkinson, Jr. (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on April 21-22, 1914, during the engagements of Vera Cruz. His citation reads:

For distinguished conduct in battle, engagements of Vera Cruz, 21 and 22 April 1914. Ens. Wilkinson was in both days' fighting at the head of his company and was eminent and conspicuous in his conduct, leading his men with skill and courage.

First Lieutenant Walter J. Will (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on March 30, 1945, near Eisern, Germany. His citation reads:

He displayed conspicuous gallantry during an attack on powerful enemy positions. He courageously exposed himself to withering hostile fire to rescue 2 wounded men and then, although painfully wounded himself, made a third trip to carry another soldier to safety from an open area. Ignoring the profuse bleeding of his wound, he gallantly led men of his platoon forward until they were pinned down by murderous flanking fire from 2 enemy machineguns. He fearlessly crawled alone to within 30 feet of the first enemy position, killed the crew of 4 and silenced the gun with accurate grenade fire. He continued to crawl through intense enemy fire to within 20 feet of the second position where he leaped to his feet, made a lone, ferocious charge and captured the gun and its 9-man crew. Observing another platoon pinned down by 2 more German machineguns, he led a squad on a flanking approach and, rising to his knees in the face of direct fire, coolly and deliberately lobbed 3 grenades at the Germans, silencing 1 gun and killing its crew. With tenacious aggressiveness, he ran toward the other gun and knocked it out with grenade fire. He then returned to his platoon and led it in a fierce, inspired charge, forcing the enemy to fall back in confusion. 1st Lt. Will was mortally wounded in this last action, but his heroic leadership, indomitable courage, and unflinching devotion to duty live on as a perpetual inspiration to all those who witnessed his deeds.

This is it... We've made it to the Top 10 songs of All-Time.  So, why wait?  Let's get to them...

The I'm just sayin… Top 1,453 Songs of All-Time

Rank Song Artist/Group

10 While My Guitar Gently Weeps by: The Beatles - The greatest Beatles song not written by John and Paul.  If I'm not mistaken (and I'm usually not), this George Harrison song was originally recorded with the great Eric Clapton on lead guitar.

9 Mama Tried by: Merle Haggard - You want to hear a great country song?  You need to hear this song.

8 Livin' on a Prayer by: Bon Jovi - It tells a story and makes you feel it.  Listen to this song and then try to tell me you can't do something?

7 Back In Black by: AC/DC - Put on some dark glasses, play the beginning of this song, and then walk around like the baddest s.o.b. on the block.

6 Johnny B. Goode by: Chuck Berry - Chuck Berry is one of the greatest ever.  And this song proves it.

5 Good Vibrations by: The Beach Boys - The Top 5 includes songs by two different groups from California... two very different groups and two very different songs.  This one, you can listen to with your family.  The next one, not so much.

4 Straight Outta Compton by: N.W.A. - While I wouldn't expect everyone to listen to this song, there is no doubt of it's influence.  This is a great song by a hall of fame group.  It's also the title of a pretty good movie about this group.

3 Free Bird (Live) by: Lynyrd Skynyrd - There is no way you can listen to this song completely and not play the air guitar.  The last part of this song is like an explosion of music that is almost enough to blow your mind.

2 Let It Be by: The Beatles - From a musical explosion at #3 to a soft, peaceful song at #2.  As one of the greatest groups of all-time was breaking up, this song was came to be,  Only one song could be better than this one...

1 Because He Lives by: Various - This was MaMa's favorite hymn and it is mine, as well.  The lyrics say it all.  Because of Jesus, we don't have to be afraid.  "Because He lives, I can face tomorrow... because He lives, all fear is gone" and, my favorite part, "Life is worth the living just because He lives".

Monday, May 30, 2016

Songs 25 - 11

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Pilot Perry Wilkes (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on May 5, 1864, on board the U.S.S. Signal. His citation reads:

Served as pilot on board the U.S.S. Signal, Red River, 5 May 1864. Proceeding up the Red River, the U.S.S. Signal engaged a large force of enemy field batteries and sharpshooters, returning their fire until the ship was totally disabled, at which time the white flag was ordered raised. Acting as pilot throughout the battle, Wilkes stood by his wheel until it was disabled in his hands by a bursting enemy shell.

Corporal Edward G. Wilkin (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on March 18, 1945, at Siegfried Line in Germany. His citation reads:

He spearheaded his unit's assault of the Siegfried Line in Germany. Heavy fire from enemy riflemen and camouflaged pillboxes had pinned down his comrades when he moved forward on his own initiative to reconnoiter a route of advance. He cleared the way into an area studded with pillboxes, where he repeatedly stood up and walked into vicious enemy fire, storming 1 fortification after another with automatic rifle fire and grenades, killing enemy troops, taking prisoners as the enemy defense became confused, and encouraging his comrades by his heroic example. When halted by heavy barbed wire entanglements, he secured bangalore torpedoes and blasted a path toward still more pillboxes, all the time braving bursting grenades and mortar shells and direct rifle and automatic-weapons fire. He engaged in fierce fire fights, standing in the open while his adversaries fought from the protection of concrete emplacements, and on 1 occasion pursued enemy soldiers across an open field and through interlocking trenches, disregarding the crossfire from 2 pillboxes until he had penetrated the formidable line 200 yards in advance of any American element. That night, although terribly fatigued, he refused to rest and insisted on distributing rations and supplies to his comrades. Hearing that a nearby company was suffering heavy casualties, he secured permission to guide litter bearers and assist them in evacuating the wounded. All that night he remained in the battle area on his mercy missions, and for the following 2 days he continued to remove casualties, venturing into enemy-held territory, scorning cover and braving devastating mortar and artillery bombardments. In 3 days he neutralized and captured 6 pillboxes single-handedly, killed at least 9 Germans, wounded 13, took 13 prisoners, aided in the capture of 14 others, and saved many American lives by his fearless performance as a litter bearer. Through his superb fighting skill, dauntless courage, and gallant, inspiring actions, Cpl. Wilkin contributed in large measure to his company's success in cracking the Siegfried Line. One month later he was killed in action while fighting deep in Germany.

Sergeant Leander A. Wilkins (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on July 30, 1864, at Petersburg, Virginia. His citation reads:

Recaptured the colors of 21st Massachusetts Infantry in a hand-to-hand encounter.

The I'm just sayin… Top 1,453 Songs of All-Time

Rank Song Artist/Group

25 Joy To The World by: George Frideric Handel - Probably the oldest song on the list.  One of my favorite Christmas songs.

24 Jesus Loves Me by: Various - Is there anything better than listing to a children's choir singing this song in church?  I think not...

23 Mrs. Robinson by: Simon and Garfunkle

22 Drowning by: Hootie and the Blowfish - On their first album, this group from South Carolina with a black lead singer had a (great) song with a couple of lines calling for the Confederate flag to come down.  And they sold somewhere around a bazillion copies of that album.  I mean, think about that for a minute.  This song is so great (which is why it's in the Top 25).

21 American Pie by: Don McLean - If you have nothing to do, look on the internet to find the meaning of the lyrics to this song.

20 Fight for Your Right by: Beastie Boys

19 Margaritaville by: Jimmy Buffett - Have you ever written and recorded a song that has made you a ton of money?  This guy has...

18 Piece of My Heart by: Janis Joplin - It ain't a pretty voice, but is there a singing voice with more soul or feeling?

17 My Way by: Frank Sinatra with Willie Nelson

16 Walk This Way by: Aerosmith with Run-D.M.C. - This is a song that made Run-D.M.C. mainstream and gave Aerosmith a second life. It was also a GREAT music video.

15 Carolina Girls by: General Johnson and The Chairmen of the Board

14 Stairway to Heaven by: Led Zeppelin

13 Great Balls of Fire by: Jerry Lee Lewis - Some people bang on the people bang on a piano and make noise, Jerry Lee Lewis banged on the piano and made one of the greatest songs of all-time.

12 Beat It by: Michael Jackson - I think this was the first song I ever called my "favorite".

11 Welcome To The Jungle by: Guns N' Roses

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Songs 50 - 26

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Boatswain’s Mate First Class (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on May 11, 1898, on board the U.S.S. Marblehead. His citation reads:

On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Wilke displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

First Sergeant Henry Wilkens (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on May 7, 1877 at Little Muddy Creek, Montana AND on August 20, 1877, at Camas Meadows, Idaho. His citation reads:

Bravery in actions with Indians.

Landsman Henry Wilkes (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on October 27, 1864, on board U.S. Picket Boat No. 1. His citation reads:

Wilkes served on board U.S. Picket Boat No. 1 in action, 27 October 1864, against the Confederate Ram, Albemarle, which had resisted repeated attacks by our steamers and had kept a large force of vessels employed in watching her. The picket boat, equipped with a spar torpedo, succeeded in passing the enemy pickets within 20 yards without being discovered and them made for the Albemarle under a full head of steam. Immediately taken under fire by the ram, the small boat plunged on, jumped the log boom which encircled the target and exploded its torpedo under the port bow of the ram. The picket boat was destroyed by enemy fire and almost the entire crew taken prisoner or lost.

I mean, we've already listed some great songs, but as we get into the Top 50 we are looking at some all-time great songs.

The I'm just sayin… Top 1,453 Songs of All-Time

Rank Song Artist/Group

50 You Could Be Mine by: Guns N' Roses - The drums and energy in this song is incredible.  This is the song that I would wake up to my senior year in high school.

49 Stand By Me by: Ben E. King

48 Ring of Fire by: Johnny Cash  - An all-time great song by an all-time great singer.

47 Me and Jesus by: Brad Paisley - Brad Paisley is great at songs like this and he doesn't disappoint with this one.  

46 Mama Said Knock You Out by: LL Cool J - Another "pure energy" type song.  This is what they played at JI basketball games the year they won the State Championship (when I was in middle school).

45 The Party's Over by: Willie Nelson

44 Nuthin' But a "G" Thang by: Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Doggy Dogg - This is a song that helped create a whole genre (or at least a sub-genre) of music.  Snoops lyrics with Dre's beats were an unstoppable force.

43 Mo Money Mo Problems by: The Notorious B.I.G. feat. Mase and Puff Daddy - When it came to hip-hop, I was more of a West Coast fan... but even I love this song.

42 Drink You Away by: Justin Timberlake

41 Centerfield by: John Fogerty - The greatest baseball song of all-time.  Any baseball field that doesn't play this song shouldn't play any song.

40 You Give Love A Bad Name by: Bon Jovi

39 December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) by: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

38 Only Wanna Be With You by: Hootie and the Blowfish

37 Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting) by: Elton John

36 Paradise City by: Guns N' Roses

35 Thriller by: Michael Jackson

34 Pour Some Sugar On Me by: Def Leppard

33 Layla by: Derek and the Dominos - This is like two songs combined into one... and both are perfect.

32 Family Tradition by: Hank Williams, Jr.

31 (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay by: Otis Redding

30 Won't Get Fooled Again by: The Who

29 Me and My Shadow by: Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr.

28 Old Rugged Cross by: Brad Paisley

27 Amazing Grace by: George Jones

26 One Of Those Lives by: Brad Paisley - This is the perfect song to listen to when you want to put things in perspective.  It reminds you that there are people out there going through worse than what you're going through.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Songs 100 - 51

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

First Lieutenant Wilber E. Wilder (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on April 23, 1882, at Horseshoe Canyon, New Mexico. His citation reads:

Assisted, under a heavy fire, to rescue a wounded comrade.

Sergeant James Wiley (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on July 3, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. His citation reads:

Capture of flag of a Georgia regiment.

Captain George Wilhelm (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on May 16, 1863, at Champion Hill, or Bakers Creek, Mississippi. His citation reads:

Having been badly wounded in the breast and captured, he made a prisoner of his captor and brought him into camp.

The I'm just sayin… Top 1,453 Songs of All-Time

Rank Song Artist/Group

100 Like a Virgin by: Madonna

99 You Shook Me All Night Long by: AC/DC

98 I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink by: Merle Haggard

97 D'Yer Mak'er by: Led Zeppelin

96 Fine Line by: Hootie and the Blowfish

95 Jamming by: Bob Marley

94 Old Time Rock and Roll by: Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

93 Forever Young by: Bob Dylan

92 Piano Man by: Billy Joel

91 Highway to Hell by: AC/DC

90 Walls by: Emery

89 Victory by: Puff Daddy feat. The Notorious B.I.G. and Busta Rhymes

88 Theme from Rawhide by: The Blues Brothers

87 Since I Laid My Burden Down by: Zion Harmonizers and Olympia Brass Band

86 Silent Night by: Boyz II Men

85 Sabotage by: Beastie Boys

84 S.O.B. by: Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats

83 Paul Revere by: Beastie Boys

82 Me and Bobby McGee by: Janis Joplin

81 I'll Be Home For Christmas by: Bing Crosby

80 He Lives by: Alan Jackson

79 F*** Wit Dre Day (And Everybody's Celebratin') by: Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Doggy Dogg

78 Blaze of Glory by: Bon Jovi

77 Somewhere Else by: Toby Keith

76 Who Are You by: The Who

75 Another Brick in the Wall (Part II) by: Pink Floyd

74 1999 by: Prince

73 We've Gotta Get Out of This Place by: The Animals

72 You've Lost That Loving Feeling by: The Righteous Brothers

71 Jump by: Van Halen

70 My Girl by: The Temptations

69 What's Going One by: Marvin Gaye

68 I Don't Care by: Darius Rucker with Brad Paisley

67 Don't Stop Believin' by: Journey

66 Bridge Over Troubled Water by: Simon and Garfunkle

65 Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy by: The Tams

64 Hotel California by: The Eagles

63 Save The Last Dance For Me by: The Drifters

62 You Can Call Me Al by: Paul Simon

61 The Devil Went Down To Georgia by: The Charlie Daniels Band

60 Sixty Minute Man by: The Dominoes

59 Stay by: Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs

58 Sweet Home Alabama by: Lynyrd Skynyrd

57 Run Rudolph Run by: Chuck Berry

56 Natural Born Killaz by: Dr. Dre and Ice Cube

55 Gin and Juice by: Snoop Doggy Dogg

54 Smells Like Teen Spirit by: Nirvana

53 Enter Sandman by: Metallica

52 La Bamba by: Ritchie Valens

51 I Love Beach Music by: The Embers

Friday, May 27, 2016

Songs 150 - 101

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Colonel William H. Wilbur (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on November 8, 1942, at Fedala, North Africa. His citation reads:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action above and beyond the call of duty. Col. Wilbur prepared the plan for making contact with French commanders in Casablanca and obtaining an armistice to prevent unnecessary bloodshed. On 8 November 1942, he landed at Fedala with the leading assault waves where opposition had developed into a firm and continuous defensive line across his route of advance. Commandeering a vehicle, he was driven toward the hostile defenses under incessant fire, finally locating a French officer who accorded him passage through the forward positions. He then proceeded in total darkness through 16 miles of enemy-occupied country intermittently subjected to heavy bursts of fire, and accomplished his mission by delivering his letters to appropriate French officials in Casablanca. Returning toward his command, Col. Wilbur detected a hostile battery firing effectively on our troops. He took charge of a platoon of American tanks and personally led them in an attack and capture of the battery. From the moment of landing until the cessation of hostile resistance, Col. Wilbur's conduct was voluntary and exemplary in its coolness and daring.

Ordinary Seaman Franklin L. Wilcox (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on January 15, 1865, on board the U.S.S. Minnesota. His citation reads:

On board the U.S.S. Minnesota in action during the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865. Landing on the beach with the assaulting party from his ship, Wilcox advanced to the top of the sandhill and partly through the breach in the palisades despite enemy fire which killed and wounded many officers and men. When more than two-thirds of the men became seized with panic and retreated on the run, he remained with the party until dark when it came safely away, bringing its wounded, its arms and its colors.

Sergeant William H. Wilcox (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on May 12, 1864, at Spotsylvania, Virginia. His citation reads:

Took command of his company, deployed as skirmishers, after the officers in command of the skirmish line had both been wounded, conducting himself gallantly; afterwards, becoming separated from command, he asked and obtained permission to fight in another company.

The I'm just sayin… Top 1,453 Songs of All-Time

Rank Song Artist/Group

150 Intergalactic by: Beastie Boys

149 I Need Never Get Old by: Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats

148 Hypnotize by: The Notorious B.I.G.

147 Go Rest High On That Mountain by: Vince Gill

146 Gimme Some Lovin' by: The Spencer Davis Group

145 F*** Tha Police by: N.W.A.

144 Boyz-n-the-Hood by: Eazy-E feat. Ice Cube

143 Battle Hymn of The Republic by: Various

142 Amerikka's Most Wanted by: Ice Cube

141 Shelter Me by: Cinderella

140 The Twist by: Chubby Checker

139 Born in the USA by: Bruce Springsteen

138 Waitin' On A Woman by: Brad Paisley with Andy Griffith

137 Let The Good Times Roll by: B.B. King

136 Folsom Prison Blues by: Johnny Cash

135 Do You Love Me by: The Contours

134 Wanted Dead or Alive by: Bon Jovi

133 Lean On Me by: Bill Withers

132 Imagine by: John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band

131 Me Wise Magic by: Van Halen

130 Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) by: Phil Collins

129 You Send Me by: Sam Cooke

128 Signs by: Tesla

127 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down by: The Band

126 Sloop John B by: The Beach Boys

125 Come Together by: The Beatles

124 Already Gone by: The Eagles

123 What A Wonderful World by: Louis Armstrong

122 Mountain Music by: Alabama

121 Right Now by: Van Halen

120 Colder Weather by: Zac Brown Band

119 Shout (Parts 1 and 2) by: The Isley Brothers

118 Barbara Ann by: The Beach Boys

117 Hey Jude by: The Beatles

116 Seventeen by: Winger

115 Desperado by: The Eagles

114 Up On The Roof by: The Drifters

113 I Don't Like Mondays by: The Boomrats

112 We Will Rock You by: Queen

111 We Are The Champions by: Queen

110 The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia by: Reba McEntire

109 Baby Grand by: Ray Charles with Billy Joel

108 Every Rose Has Its Thorn by: Poison

107 In The Air Tonight by: Phil Collins

106 Crazy Train by: Ozzy Osbourne

105 Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away) by: Motley Crue

104 Still Crazy After All These Years by: Paul Simon

103 Smooth Criminal by: Michael Jackson

102 Rock, Pebble, Stone by: Emery

101 I'll Be There by: Mariah Carey with Trey Lorenz

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Songs 200 - 151

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Staff Sergeant Paul J. Wiedorfer (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on December 25, 1944, near, Chaumont, Belgium. His citation reads:

He alone made it possible for his company to advance until its objective was seized. Company G had cleared a wooded area of snipers, and 1 platoon was advancing across an open clearing toward another wood when it was met by heavy machinegun fire from 2 German positions dug in at the edge of the second wood. These positions were flanked by enemy riflemen. The platoon took cover behind a small ridge approximately 40 yards from the enemy position. There was no other available protection and the entire platoon was pinned down by the German fire. It was about noon and the day was clear, but the terrain extremely difficult due to a 3-inch snowfall the night before over ice-covered ground. Pvt. Wiedorfer, realizing that the platoon advance could not continue until the 2 enemy machinegun nests were destroyed, voluntarily charged alone across the slippery open ground with no protecting cover of any kind. Running in a crouched position, under a hail of enemy fire, he slipped and fell in the snow, but quickly rose and continued forward with the enemy concentrating automatic and small-arms fire on him as he advanced. Miraculously escaping injury, Pvt. Wiedorfer reached a point some 10 yards from the first machinegun emplacement and hurled a handgrenade into it. With his rifle he killed the remaining Germans, and, without hesitation, wheeled to the right and attacked the second emplacement. One of the enemy was wounded by his fire and the other 6 immediately surrendered. This heroic action by 1 man enabled the platoon to advance from behind its protecting ridge and continue successfully to reach its objective. A few minutes later, when both the platoon leader and the platoon sergeant were wounded, Pvt. Wiedorfer assumed command of the platoon, leading it forward with inspired energy until the mission was accomplished.

Second Lieutenant Thomas W. Wigle (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 14, 1944, at Monte Frassino, Italy. His citation reads:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty in the vicinity of Monte Frassino, Italy. The 3d Platoon, in attempting to seize a strongly fortified hill position protected by 3 parallel high terraced stone walls, was twice thrown back by the withering crossfire. 2d Lt. Wigle, acting company executive, observing that the platoon was without an officer, volunteered to command it on the next attack. Leading his men up the bare, rocky slopes through intense and concentrated fire, he succeeded in reaching the first of the stone walls. Having himself boosted to the top and perching there in full view of the enemy, he drew and returned their fire while his men helped each other up and over. Following the same method, he successfully negotiated the second. Upon reaching the top of the third wall, he faced 3 houses which were the key point of the enemy defense. Ordering his men to cover him, he made a dash through a hail of machine-pistol fire to reach the nearest house. Firing his carbine as he entered, he drove the enemy before him out of the back door and into the second house. Following closely on the heels of the foe, he drove them from this house into the third where they took refuge in the cellar. When his men rejoined him, they found him mortally wounded on the cellar stairs which he had started to descend to force the surrender of the enemy. His heroic action resulted in the capture of 36 German soldiers and the seizure of the strongpoint.

Captain Hilliard A. Wilbanks (US Air Force) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on February 24, 1967, near Dalat, Republic of Vietnam. His citation reads:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. As a forward air controller Capt. Wilbanks was pilot of an unarmed, light aircraft flying visual reconnaissance ahead of a South Vietnam Army Ranger Battalion. His intensive search revealed a well-concealed and numerically superior hostile force poised to ambush the advancing rangers. The Viet Cong, realizing that Capt. Wilbanks' discovery had compromised their position and ability to launch a surprise attack, immediately fired on the small aircraft with all available firepower. The enemy then began advancing against the exposed forward elements of the ranger force which were pinned down by devastating fire. Capt. Wilbanks recognized that close support aircraft could not arrive in time to enable the rangers to withstand the advancing enemy, onslaught. With full knowledge of the limitations of his unarmed, unarmored, light reconnaissance aircraft, and the great danger imposed by the enemy's vast firepower, he unhesitatingly assumed a covering, close support role. Flying through a hail of withering fire at treetop level, Capt. Wilbanks passed directly over the advancing enemy and inflicted many casualties by firing his rifle out of the side window of his aircraft. Despite increasingly intense antiaircraft fire, Capt. Wilbanks continued to completely disregard his own safety and made repeated low passes over the enemy to divert their fire away from the rangers. His daring tactics successfully interrupted the enemy advance, allowing the rangers to withdraw to safety from their perilous position. During his final courageous attack to protect the withdrawing forces, Capt. Wilbanks was mortally wounded and his bullet-riddled aircraft crashed between the opposing forces. Capt. Wilbanks' magnificent action saved numerous friendly personnel from certain injury or death. His unparalleled concern for his fellow man and his extraordinary heroism were in the highest traditions of the military service, and have reflected great credit upon himself and the U.S. Air Force.

The I'm just sayin… Top 1,453 Songs of All-Time

Rank Song Artist/Group

200 Rock and Roll All Nite by: Kiss

199 God Bless The USA by: Lee Greenwood

198 The Ballad of Curtis Loew by: Lynyrd Skynyrd

197 Papa Don't Preach by: Madonna

196 The Boys Are Back in Town by: Thin Lizzy

195 Birth of the Blues by: The Rat Pack

194 Dance With Me by: The Drifters

193 Casey Jones by: The Grateful Dead

192 My Generation by: The Who

191 Get Drunk and Be Somebody by: Toby Keith

190 Brown Eyed Girl by: Van Morrison

189 I Love This Bar by: Toby Keith

188 Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen From Mars by: Bon Jovi

187 What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am) by: The Tams

186 An American Girl by: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

185 Toes by: Zac Brown Band

184 Eye of the Tiger by: Survivor

183 Maybe I'm Amazed by: Paul McCartney

182 With a Little Help From My Friends by: Joe Cocker

181 The Gambler by: Kenny Rogers

180 Out Last Night by: Kenny Chesney

179 I Love Rock 'n' Roll by: Joan Jett

178 Running on Empty by: Jackson Browne

177 (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher by: Jackie Wilson

176 Do You Believe In Love by: Huey Lewis and The News

175 I Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You by: Hootie and the Blowfish

174 Knockin' on Heaven's Door by: Eric Clapton

173 Knockin' on Heaven's Door by: Guns N' Roses

172 House Rent Boogie/One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer by: George Thorogood

171 Friends in Low Places by: Garth Brooks

170 Pledge Allegiance To The Hag by: Eric Church

169 Make Me Lose Control by: Eric Carmen

168 Suspicious Minds by: Elvis Presley

167 Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me by: Elton John with George Michael

166 You Never Even Called Me by My Name by: David Allan Coe

165 Proud Mary by: Creedence Clearwater Revival

164 Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta F' Wit by: Wu-Tang Clan

163 Will You Be Ready At the Plate (When Jesus Throws the Ball) by: Randy Brooks

162 Who Says by: John Mayer

161 Who Am I (What's My Name)? by: Snoop Doggy Dogg

160 What a Friend We Have In Jesus by: George Jones

159 Wagon Wheel by: Old Crow Medicine Show

158 Thunderstruck by: AC/DC

157 Still D.R.E. by: Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg

156 Sittin' At a Bar by: Rehab

155 Santa Claus Is Coming to Town by: Bruce Springsteen

154 Protect Ya Neck by: Wu-Tang Clan

153 Old Time Religion by: Various

152 Let It Go by: Idina Menzel

151 It Was a Good Day by: Ice Cube

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Songs 250 - 201

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Second Lieutenant J. Hunter Wickersham (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 12, 1918, near Limey, France. His citation reads:

Advancing with his platoon during the St. Mihiel offensive, he was severely wounded in 4 places by the bursting of a high-explosive shell. Before receiving any aid for himself he dressed the wounds of his orderly, who was wounded at the same time. He then ordered and accompanied the further advance of his platoon, although weakened by the loss of blood. His right hand and arm being disabled by wounds, he continued to fire his revolver with his left hand until, exhausted by loss of blood, he fell and died from his wounds before aid could be administered.

Private Andrew J. Widick (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on May 22, 1863, at Vicksburg, Mississippi. His citation reads:

Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."

First Sergeant Jacob Widmer (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 29, 1879, at Milk River, Colorado. His citation reads:

Volunteered to accompany a small detachment on a very dangerous mission.

The I'm just sayin… Top 1,453 Songs of All-Time

Rank Song Artist/Group

250 As Good As I Once Was by: Toby Keith

249 Baba O'Riley by: The Who

248 Knee Deep by: Zac Brown Band with Jimmy Buffett

247 Getting Better by: The Beatles

246 Stay With Me by: Rod Stewart

245 Wonderful World by: Sam Cooke

244 Life Loves a Tragedy by: Poison

243 Man in the Mirror by: Michael Jackson

242 One Sweet Day by: Mariah Carey with Boyz II Men

241 Brick House by: Commodores

240 Don't You Wanna Stay by: Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson

239 Black Dog by: Led Zeppelin

238 Playing With the Boys by: Kenny Loggins

237 Hey Joe by: Jimi Hendrix

236 Proud Mary by: Ike and Tina

235 The Heart of Rock and Roll by: Huey Lewis and The News

234 All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down) by: Hank Williams, Jr.

233 Got My Mind Set on You by: George Harrison

232 Thunder Rolls by: Garth Brooks

231 Candle in the Wind by: Elton John

230 Gods of War by: Def Leppard

229 Southern State Of Mind by: Darius Rucker

228 Down on the Corner by: Creedence Clearwater Revival

227 Ants Marching by: Dave Matthews Band

226 Baby, It's Cold Outside by: Dean Martin

225 Go Tell It on the Mountain by: Andy Griffith

224 Summer of '69 by: Bryan Adams

223 Take Me Home Tonight by: Eddie Money with Ronnie Spector

222 Burning Love by: Elvis Presley

221 Wonderful Tonight by: Eric Clapton

220 I Loved Her First by: Heartland

219 Kashmir by: Led Zeppelin

218 You Can't Always Get What You Want by: The Rolling Stones

217 Take It Easy by: The Eagles

216 Getting Better by: Tesla

215 Misty Mountain Hop by: Led Zeppelin

214 Someday I'll Be Saturday Night by: Bon Jovi

213 Bigger Fish to Fry by: Brad Paisley with Bill Anderson, Little Jimmy Dickens, and Vince Gill

212 Born To Run by: Bruce Springsteen

211 Fortunate Son by: Creedence Clearwater Revival

210 Sam's Song by: Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr.

209 Walk of Life by: Dire Straits

208 Drift Away by: Dobie Gray

207 Tears in Heaven by: Eric Clapton

206 Midnight Train To Georgia by: Gladys Knight and The Pips

205 Let Her Cry by: Hootie and the Blowfish

204 ABC by: Jackson 5

203 East Bound And Down by: Jerry Reed

202 The Weather Is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful by: Jimmy Buffett

201 Whole Lotta Love by: Led Zeppelin

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Songs 300 - 251

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Sergeant Hulon B. Whittington (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on July 29, 1944, near Grimesnil, France. His citation reads:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty. On the night of 29 July 1944, near Grimesnil, France, during an enemy armored attack, Sgt. Whittington, a squad leader, assumed command of his platoon when the platoon leader and platoon sergeant became missing in action. He reorganized the defense and, under fire, courageously crawled between gun positions to check the actions of his men. When the advancing enemy attempted to penetrate a roadblock, Sgt. Whittington, completely disregarding intense enemy action, mounted a tank and by shouting through the turret, directed it into position to fire pointblank at the leading Mark V German tank. The destruction of this vehicle blocked all movement of the remaining enemy column consisting of over 100 vehicles of a Panzer unit. The blocked vehicles were then destroyed by handgrenades, bazooka, tank, and artillery fire and large numbers of enemy personnel were wiped out by a bold and resolute bayonet charge inspired by Sgt. Whittington. When the medical aid man had become a casualty, Sgt. Whittington personally administered first aid to his wounded men. The dynamic leadership, the inspiring example, and the dauntless courage of Sgt. Whittington, above and beyond the call of duty, are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.

Major Charles W. Whittlesey (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on October 2-7, 1918, at Northeast of Binarville, in the forest of Argonne France. His citation reads:

Although cut off for 5 days from the remainder of his division, Maj. Whittlesey maintained his position, which he had reached under orders received for an advance, and held his command, consisting originally of 46 officers and men of the 308th Infantry and of Company K of the 307th Infantry, together in the face of superior numbers of the enemy during the 5 days. Maj. Whittlesey and his command were thus cut off, and no rations or other supplies reached him, in spite of determined efforts which were made by his division. On the 4th day Maj. Whittlesey received from the enemy a written proposition to surrender, which he treated with contempt, although he was at the time out of rations and had suffered a loss of about 50 percent in killed and wounded of his command and was surrounded by the enemy.

Corporal Jerry Wayne Wickam (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on January 6, 1968, near Loc Ninh, Republic of Vietnam. His citation reads:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Cpl. Wickam, distinguished himself while serving with Troop F. Troop F was conducting a reconnaissance in force mission southwest of Loc Ninh when the lead element of the friendly force was subjected to a heavy barrage of rocket, automatic weapons, and small arms fire from a well concealed enemy bunker complex. Disregarding the intense fire, Cpl. Wickam leaped from his armored vehicle and assaulted one of the enemy bunkers and threw a grenade into it, killing 2 enemy soldiers. He moved into the bunker, and with the aid of another soldier, began to remove the body of one Viet Cong when he detected the sound of an enemy grenade being charged. Cpl. Wickam warned his comrade and physically pushed him away from the grenade thus protecting him from the force of the blast. When a second Viet Cong bunker was discovered, he ran through a hail of enemy fire to deliver deadly fire into the bunker, killing one enemy soldier. He also captured 1 Viet Cong who later provided valuable information on enemy activity in the Loc Ninh area. After the patrol withdrew and an air strike was conducted, Cpl. Wickam led his men back to evaluate the success of the strike. They were immediately attacked again by enemy fire. Without hesitation, he charged the bunker from which the fire was being directed, enabling the remainder of his men to seek cover. He threw a grenade inside of the enemy's position killing 2 Viet Cong and destroying the bunker. Moments later he was mortally wounded by enemy fire. Cpl. Wickam's extraordinary heroism at the cost of his life were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the U.S. Army.

The I'm just sayin… Top 1,453 Songs of All-Time

Rank Song Artist/Group

300 Something for the Pain by: Bon Jovi

299 Alcohol by: Brad Paisley

298 Some Beach by: Blake Shelton

297 It's My Life by: Bon Jovi

296 On Our Own by: Bobby Brown

295 Rock N' Roll Never Forgets by: Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

294 Get Up Stand Up by: Bob Marley

293 Shelter Me by: .38 Special

292 Well Did You Evah? by: Bing Crosby; Frank Sinatra

291 We Didn't Start the Fire by: Billy Joel

290 Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler) by: Alabama

289 Dude (Looks Like a Lady) by: Aerosmith

288 For Those About To Rock by: AC/DC

287 This Ain't a Love Song by: Bon Jovi

286 Better Than This by: Brad Paisley

285 Rave On by: Buddy Holly and The Crickets

284 A Bad Goodbye by: Clint Black with Wynonna Ryder

283 Drinkin' and Dialin' by: Darius Rucker

282 Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be a Long, Long Time) by: Elton John

281 Go Your Own Way by: Fleetwood Mac

280 I'm Over You by: Hootie and the Blowfish

279 Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) by: Journey

278 Cum On Feel The Noize by: Quiet Riot

277 Surfin' USA by: The Beach Boys

276 Take It to the Limit by: The Eagles

275 Hot for Teacher by: Van Halen

274 Chicken Fried by: Zac Brown Band

273 Dr. Feelgood by: Motley Crue

272 Billie Jean by: Michael Jackson

271 I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That) by: Meat Loaf

270 Open Arms by: Journey

269 Come Monday by: Jimmy Buffett

268 Stay by: Jackson Browne

267 The Load-Out by: Jackson Browne

266 The Power of Love by: Huey Lewis and The News

265 Goodbye Girl by: Hootie and the Blowfish

264 Carolina by: Eric Church

263 Your Song by: Elton John

262 Straight To Hell by: Drivin' N Cryin'

261 Don't Think I Don't Think About It by: Darius Rucker

260 Stealing Cinderella by: Chuck Wicks

259 You're the Inspiration by: Chicago

258 Hearts Breaking Even by: Bon Jovi

257 Whiskey Lullaby by: Brad Paisley with Alison Krauss

256 You've Got To Stand For Something by: Charley Pride

255 Turn the Page by: Metallica

254 Bad by: Michael Jackson

253 Life in the Fast Lane by: The Eagles

252 Free Fallin' by: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

251 Top of the World by: Van Halen

Monday, May 23, 2016

Songs 350 - 301

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Private John Whitmore (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on April 9, 1865, at Ft. Blakely, Alabama. His citation reads:

Capture of flag.

Sergeant William G. Whitney (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 20, 1863, at Chickamauga, Georgia. His citation reads:

As the enemy were about to charge, this officer went outside the temporary Union works among the dead and wounded enemy and at great exposure to himself cut off and removed their cartridge boxes, bringing the same within the Union lines, the ammunition being used with good effect in again repulsing the attack.

First Lieutenant Edward N. Whittier (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 22, 1864, at Fishers Hill, Virginia. His citation reads:

While acting as assistant adjutant general, Artillery brigade, 6th Army Corps, went over the enemy's works, mounted, with the assaulting column, to gain quicker possession of the guns and to turn them upon the enemy.

The I'm just sayin… Top 1,453 Songs of All-Time

Rank Song Artist/Group

350 Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue by: Toby Keith

349 Magic Bus by: The Who

348 Prayer '94 by: Bon Jovi

347 Play Something Country by: Brooks and Dunn

346 I Go Blind by: Hootie and the Blowfish

345 Always Be My Baby by: Mariah Carey

344 I Saw Her Standing There by: The Beatles

343 Don't Stop by: Fleetwood Mac

342 I'm Gonna Miss Her by: Brad Paisley

341 Stir It Up by: Bob Marley

340 It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday by: Boyz II Men

339 This Is Country Music by: Brad Paisley

338 A Little Too Late by: Toby Keith

337 These Days by: Bon Jovi

336 Pinball Wizard by: The Who

335 Wouldn't It Be Nice by: The Beach Boys

334 3 A.M. by: Matchbox Twenty

333 Without You by: Harry Nilsson

332 Where I'm From by: Patrick Davis

331 When We're Human by: Michael-Leon Wooley, Anika Noni Rose and Bruno Campos

330 When Doves Cry by: Prince and the Revolution

329 Whaddup by: LL Cool J feat. Chuck D, Travis Barker, Tom Morello and DJ Z-Trip

328 Uptown Funk by: Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars

327 Tired of Being Alone by: Al Green

326 Stuck On You by: Lionel Richie feat. Darius Rucker

325 Stars Fell On Alabama by: Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

324 Stand By Me by: Willie Nelson

323 Soulfight by: The Revivalists

322 So I Sang by: Darius Rucker

321 Serial Killa by: Snoop Doggy Dogg

320 Lodi Dodi by: Snoop Doggy Dogg

319 Let's Go Crazy by: Prince and the Revolution

318 Let Me Ride by: Dr. Dre

317 Kush by: Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg and Akon

316 It's A Fight by: Three Six Mafia

315 In The Garden by: Brad Paisley

314 I'll Fly Away by: Alan Jackson

313 I Thank You by: Sam and Dave

312 I Got You (I Feel Good) by: James Brown

311 Great Is Thy Faithfulness by: Chris Rice

310 Freddie Freeloader by: Miles Davis

309 Dream a Little Dream of Me by: Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

308 Chin Check by: N.W.A.

307 Check Yo Self by: Ice Cube

306 Banned in the USA by: 2 Live Crew

305 Almost Home by: Hootie and the Blowfish

304 Dixie On My Mind by: Hank Williams, Jr.

303 Tiny Dancer by: Elton John

302 Come Back Song by: Darius Rucker

301 Before He Cheats by: Carrie Underwood

Sunday, May 22, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TERESA LYNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

First Lieutenant Eli Whiteley (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on December 27, 1944, at Sigolsheim, France. His citation reads:

While leading his platoon on 27 December 1944, in savage house-to-house fighting through the fortress town of Sigolsheim, France, he attacked a building through a street swept by withering mortar and automatic weapons fire. He was hit and severely wounded in the arm and shoulder; but he charged into the house alone and killed its 2 defenders. Hurling smoke and fragmentation grenades before him, he reached the next house and stormed inside, killing 2 and capturing 11 of the enemy. He continued leading his platoon in the extremely dangerous task of clearing hostile troops from strong points along the street until he reached a building held by fanatical Nazi troops. Although suffering from wounds which had rendered his left arm useless, he advanced on this strongly defended house, and after blasting out a wall with bazooka fire, charged through a hail of bullets. Wedging his submachinegun under his uninjured arm, he rushed into the house through the hole torn by his rockets, killed 5 of the enemy and forced the remaining 12 to surrender. As he emerged to continue his fearless attack, he was again hit and critically wounded. In agony and with 1 eye pierced by a shell fragment, he shouted for his men to follow him to the next house. He was determined to stay in the fighting, and remained at the head of his platoon until forcibly evacuated. By his disregard for personal safety, his aggressiveness while suffering from severe wounds, his determined leadership and superb courage, 1st Lt. Whiteley killed 9 Germans, captured 23 more and spearheaded an attack which cracked the core of enemy resistance in a vital area.

Quartermaster Daniel Whitfield (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on August 5, 1864, on board the U.S.S. Lackawanna. His citation reads:

Serving as quartermaster on board the U.S.S. Lackawanna during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the rebel ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Acting as captain of a gun, Whitfield coolly stood by his gun, holding on to the lock string and waited alongside the rebel ram Tennessee until able to fire the shot that entered her port. Whitfield courageously carried out his duties during the prolonged action which resulted in the capture of the prize ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of Fort Morgan.

Private Frank M. Whitman (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 17, 1862, at Antietam, Maryland and on May 18, 1864, at Spotsylvania, Virginia. His citation reads:

Was among the last to leave the field at Antietam and was instrumental in saving the lives of several of his comrades at the imminent risk of his own. At Spotsylvania was foremost in line in the assault, where he lost a leg.

I, of course, can’t let this day go by without wishing my older sister Teresa Lynn a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! I trust Leah will make it a great day… Brent, Ansley and Meredith might also help make it a good day.

The I'm just sayin… Top 1,453 Songs of All-Time

Rank Song Artist/Group

400 18 and Life by: Skid Row

399 The Joker by: Steve Miller Band

398 Song and Emotion by: Tesla

397 When My Little Girl is Smiling by: The Drifters

396 Uneasy Rider by: The Charlie Daniels Band

395 Wild Thing by: The Troggs

394 Nights I Can't Remember, Friends I'll Never Forget by: Toby Keith

393 Southern Voice by: Tim McGraw

392 Can't Stop Lovin' You by: Van Halen

391 Outlaws Like Us by: Travis Tritt with Hank Williams, Jr. and Waylon Jennings

390 I Play The Road by: Zac Brown Band

389 One Moment In Time by: Whitney Houston

388 Honky Tonk Heroes by: Waylon Jennings

387 Glory Days by: Bruce Springsteen

386 Raise Your Hands by: Bon Jovi

385 California Love by: Dr. Dre and 2Pac

384 Brian Wilson by: Barenaked Ladies

383 American Saturday Night by: Brad Paisley

382 Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody by: David Lee Roth

381 The Heart of the Matter by: Don Henley

380 Always on My Mind by: Elvis Presley

379 Show Me The Way To Go Home by: Emerson, Lake and Palmer

378 Sinners Like Me by: Eric Church

377 Luck Be a Lady by: Frank Sinatra

376 When We Was Fab by: George Harrison

375 If The South Would Have Won by: Hank Williams, Jr.

374 Material Girl by: Madonna

373 Saturday Night Special by: Lynyrd Skynyrd

372 Ramble On by: Led Zeppelin

371 Small Town by: John Mellencamp

370 Johnny Cash by: Jason Aldean

369 Time by: Hootie and the Blowfish

368 Easy Come, Easy Go by: George Strait

367 Sweet Child O' Mine by: Guns N' Roses

366 My Hero by: Foo Fighters

365 Wanna Go Back by: Eddie Money

364 Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone) by: Cinderella

363 All-American Girl by: Carrie Underwood

362 Oh Boy! by: Buddy Holly and The Crickets

361 Hillbilly Deluxe by: Brooks and Dunn

360 Miss Fourth of July by: Bon Jovi

359 As She's Walking Away by: Zac Brown Band with Alan Jackson

358 Let's Get Rocked by: Def Leppard

357 I'm Still a Guy by: Brad Paisley

356 Let It Rock by: Bon Jovi

355 Whiskey's Gone by: Zac Brown Band

354 Rocket by: Def Leppard

353 Hey God by: Bon Jovi

352 Landslide by: Fleetwood Mac

351 Highway 20 Ride by: Zac Brown Band

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Songs 450 – 401

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Captain Patrick H. White (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on May 22, 1863, at Vicksburg, Mississippi. His citation reads:

Carried with others by hand a cannon up to and fired it through an embrasure of the enemy's works.

Chaplain John M. Whitehead (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on December 31, 1862, at Stone River, Tennessee. His citation reads:

Went to the front during a desperate contest and unaided carried to the rear several wounded and helpless soldiers.

Private Patton G. Whitehead (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions from October 21, 1876 to January 8, 1877, at Cedar Creek, etc., Montana. His citation reads:

Gallantry in action.

The I'm just sayin… Top 1,453 Songs of All-Time

Rank Song Artist/Group

450 Shoud've Gone to Bed by: Plain White T's

449 Saturday Night Gave Me Sunday Morning by: Bon Jovi

448 Listening to Freddie Mercury by: Emery

447 Life of the Party by: Matt and Toby

446 Leaving On a Jet Plane by: Peter, Paul and Mary

445 Kiss by: Prince

444 Keep Their Heads Ringin' by: Dr. Dre

443 Just a Closer Walk With Thee by: George Jones

442 Jeremy by: Pearl Jam

441 It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World by: James Brown

440 Issues by: Dr. Dre feat. Ice Cube, Anderson .Paak and Dem Jointz

439 I Need a Doctor by: Dr. Dre feat. Eminem and Skylar Grey

438 Forgot About Dre by: Dr. Dre feat. Eminem

437 End of the Line by: The Traveling Wilburys

436 Bring da Ruckus by: Wu-Tang Clan

435 If I'd Been The One by: .38 Special

434 Bed of Roses by: Bon Jovi

433 My Prerogative by: Bobby Brown

432 Run-Around by: Blues Traveler

431 Only the Good Die Young by: Billy Joel

430 The More I Drink by: Blake Shelton

429 Wind Beneath My Wings by: Bette Midler

428 Hold On Loosely by: .38 Special

427 Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap by: AC/DC

426 Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song by: B.J. Thomas

425 Dream On by: Aerosmith

424 The Last Country Song by: Blake Shelton with John Anderson and George Jones

423 Say It Isn't So by: Bon Jovi

422 You Need A Man Around Here by: Brad Paisley

421 Red Dirt Road by: Brooks and Dunn

420 Last Name by: Carrie Underwood

419 You're So Vain by: Carly Simon

418 Peggy Sue by: Buddy Holly and The Crickets

417 A Good Run of Bad Luck by: Clint Black

416 Learn to Be Still by: The Eagles

415 Armageddon It by: Def Leppard

414 Can't Help Falling In Love by: Elvis Presley

413 Callin' Batton Rouge by: Garth Brooks

412 If Heaven Ain't a Lot Like Dixie by: Hank Williams, Jr.

411 Need You Now by: Lady Antebellum

410 Immigrant Song by: Led Zeppelin

409 God Blessed Texas by: Little Texas

408 Gimme Three Steps by: Lynyrd Skynyrd

407 All I Need Is A Mirical by: Mike and the Mechanics

406 Dirty Diana by: Michael Jackson

405 Something To Be Proud Of by: Montgomery Gentry

404 Mama, I'm Coming Home by: Ozzy Osbourne

403 Alive by: Pearl Jam

402 Talk Dirty to Me by: Poison

401 It's The End of the World As We Know It by: R.E.M.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Songs 500 - 451

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Private J. Henry White (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on August 23, 1862, at Rappanhannock Station, Virginia. His citation reads:

At the imminent risk of his life, crawled to a nearby spring within the enemy's range and exposed to constant fire filled a large number of canteens, and returned in safety to the relief of his comrades who were suffering from want of water.

Captain of the Gun Joseph White (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on December 24-25, 1864 and January 13-15, 1865, on board the U.S.S. New Ironsides. His citation reads:

White served on board the U.S.S. New Ironsides during action in several attacks on Fort Fisher, 24 and 25 December 1864; and 13, 14, and 15 January 1865. The ship steamed in and took the lead in the ironclad division close inshore and immediately opened its starboard battery in a barrage of well-directed fire to cause several fires and explosions and dismount several guns during the first 2 days of fighting. Taken under fire as she steamed into position on 13 January, the New Ironsides fought all day and took on ammunition at night despite severe weather conditions. When the enemy came out of his bombproofs to defend the fort against the storming party, the ships battery disabled nearly every gun on the fort facing the shore before the ceasefire order was given by the flagship.

Sergeant Kyle J. White (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on November 9, 2007, at Aranas, Afghanistan. His citation reads:

Specialist Kyle J. White distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a radio telephone operator with Company C, 2d Battalion (Airborne), 503d Infantry Regiment, 173d Airborne Brigade, during combat operations against an armed enemy in Nuristan Province, Afghanistan on November 9, 2007. On that day, Specialist White and his comrades were returning to Bella Outpost from a shura with Aranas Village elders. As the soldiers traversed a narrow path surrounded by mountainous, rocky terrain, they were ambushed by enemy forces from elevated positions. Pinned against a steep mountain face, Specialist White and his fellow soldiers were completely exposed to enemy fire. Specialist White returned fire and was briefly knocked unconscious when a rocket-propelled grenade impacted near him. When he regained consciousness, another round impacted near him, embedding small pieces of shrapnel in his face. Shaking off his wounds, Specialist White noticed one of his comrades lying wounded nearby. Without hesitation, Specialist White exposed himself to enemy fire in order to reach the soldier and provide medical aid. After applying a tourniquet, Specialist White moved to an injured Marine, similarly providing aid and comfort until the Marine succumbed to his wounds. Specialist White then returned to the soldier and discovered that he had been wounded again. Applying his own belt as an additional tourniquet, Specialist White was able to stem the flow of blood and save the soldier's life. Noticing that his and the other soldier's radios were inoperative, Specialist White exposed himself to enemy fire yet again in order to secure a radio from a deceased comrade. He then provided information and updates to friendly forces, allowing precision airstrikes to stifle the enemy's attack and ultimately permitting medical evacuation aircraft to rescue him, his fellow soldiers, Marines and Afghan Army soldiers. Specialist Kyle J. White's extraordinary heroism and selflessness above and beyond the call of duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, Company C, 2d Battalion (Airborne), 503d Infantry Regiment, 173d Airborne Brigade and the United States Army.

The I'm just sayin… Top 1,453 Songs of All-Time

Rank Song Artist/Group

500 Rock of Ages by: Def Leppard

499 Surrender by: Cheap Trick

498 Teach Your Children by: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

497 Levon by: Elton John

496 Rock and Roll Band by: Boston

495 Wild in the Streets by: Bon Jovi

494 You May Be Right by: Billy Joel

493 I Shot the Sheriff by: Bob Marley

492 Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution by: AC/DC

491 Sweet Emotion by: Aerosmith

490 Roll Me Away by: Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

489 Who Says You Can't Go Home by: Bon Jovi with Jennifer Nettles

488 Welcome To The Future by: Brad Paisley

487 Look Away by: Chicago

486 Photograph by: Def Leppard

485 Silver Springs by: Fleetwood Mac

484 Learn To Fly by: Foo Fighters

483 Sherry by: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

482 Longneck Bottle by: Garth Brooks with Steve Wariner

481 November Rain by: Guns N' Roses

480 Never Been Any Reason by: Head East

479 My Kinda Party by: Jason Aldean

478 Purple Haze by: Jimi Hendrix

477 Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven by: Kenny Chesney

476 Good Times Bad Times by: Led Zeppelin

475 Lonesome Loser by: Little River Band

474 You Got That Right by: Lynyrd Skynyrd

473 Push by: Matchbox Twenty

472 Home Sweet Home by: Motley Crue

471 Paranoid by: Ozzy Osbourne

470 Yesterday by: Paul McCartney

469 Even Flow by: Pearl Jam

468 Brain Damage by: Pink Floyd

467 Fallen Angel by: Poison

466 Man on the Moon by: R.E.M.

465 Georgia on My Mind by: Ray Charles

464 Should've Said No by: Taylor Swift

463 Edison's Medicine by: Tesla

462 Fun, Fun, Fun by: The Beach Boys

461 Chantilly Lace by: The Big Bopper

460 Tequila Sunrise by: The Eagles

459 Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds by: The Beatles

458 Used to Love Her by: Guns N' Roses

457 Without You by: Mariah Carey

456 Wingo & His Yard Cocks by: Patrick Davis

455 Those Crazy Christians by: Brad Paisley

454 St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion) by: John Parr

453 Someone Like You by: Adele

452 Slam by: Onyx

451 Signs by: Five Man Electrical Band

Thursday, May 19, 2016


Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Captain Edward W. Whitaker (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on June 29, 1864, at Reams Station, Virginia. His citation reads:

While acting as an aide voluntarily carried dispatches from the commanding general to Gen. Meade, forcing his way with a single troop of Cavalry, through an Infantry division of the enemy in the most distinguished manner, though he lost half his escort.

Corporal Adam White (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on April 2, 1865, at Hatchers Run, Virginia. His citation reads:

Capture of flag.

Private Edward White (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on April 27, 1899, at Calumpit, Luzon, Philippine Islands. His citation reads:

Swam the Rio Grande de Pampanga in face of the enemy's fire and fastened a rope to occupied trenches, thereby enabling the crossing of the river and the driving of the enemy from his fortified position.

I want to wish my cousin Alan a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is a great guy who followed me to Winthrop the way a good younger cousin should (I’m looking at you, Susan). I hope Al has a great day!

The I'm just sayin… Top 1,453 Songs of All-Time

Rank Song Artist/Group

550 I Go Back by: Kenny Chesney

549 New York, New York by: Frank Sinatra with Tony Bennett

548 Lie to Me by: Bon Jovi

547 Moneytalks by: AC/DC

546 I Get Around by: The Beach Boys

545 Revolution by: The Beatles

544 You Better You Bet by: The Who

543 Helter Skelter by: The Beatles

542 California Girls by: The Beach Boys

541 You Belong With Me by: Taylor Swift

540 Is There Life Out There by: Reba McEntire

539 Abraham, Martin and John by: Ray Charles

538 Just Older by: Bon Jovi

537 Hells Bells by: AC/DC

536 How Forever Feels by: Kenny Chesney

535 Two Pina Coladas by: Garth Brooks

534 Letter to Me by: Brad Paisley

533 Never Say Goodbye by: Bon Jovi

532 T.N.T. by: AC/DC

531 Love in an Elevator by: Aerosmith

530 The Longest Time by: Billy Joel

529 No Woman, No Cry by: Bob Marley

528 I'll Be There For You by: Bon Jovi

527 End of the Road by: Boyz II Men

526 Me Neither by: Brad Paisley

525 When My Ship Comes In by: Clint Black

524 What Kind of Gone by: Chris Cagle

523 Dancing in the Dark by: Bruce Springsteen

522 That'll Be the Day by: Buddy Holly and The Crickets

521 Wild World by: Cat Stevens

520 We Tell Ourselves by: Clint Black

519 It Won't Be Like This For Long by: Darius Rucker

518 Women by: Def Leppard

517 Yesterdays by: Guns N' Roses

516 Cinderella by: Steven Curtis Chapman

515 Unskinny Bop by: Poison

514 Eclipse by: Pink Floyd

513 Separate Lives by: Phil Collins

512 Patience by: Guns N' Roses

511 Summertime by: Kenny Chesney

510 Live and Let Die by: Guns N' Roses

509 Live and Let Die by: Paul McCartney

508 Black or White by: Michael Jackson

507 Whiskey Rock a Roller by: Lynyrd Skynyrd

506 Hallelujah by: Justin Timberlake with Matt Morris and Charlie Sexton

505 Mama Kin by: Guns N' Roses

504 Pray for You by: Jaron and The Long Road to Love

503 Back In Time by: Huey Lewis and The News

502 Don't Cry by: Guns N' Roses

501 The Lady Is a Tramp by: Frank Sinatra

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Happy Birthday Casey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Shipfitter First Class George Huber Wheeler (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on January 20, 1909, at Coquimbo, Chile. His citation reads:

For bravery and extraordinary heroism displayed by him during a conflagration in Coquimbo, Chile, 20 January 1909.

Private Henry W. Wheeler (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on July 21, 1861, at Bull Run, Virginia. His citation reads:

Voluntarily accompanied his commanding officer and assisted in removing the dead and wounded from the field under a heavy fire of artillery and musketry.

First Lieutenant William M. Wherry (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on August 10, 1861, at Wilsons Creek, Missouri. His citation reads:

Displayed conspicuous coolness and heroism in rallying troops that were recoiling under heavy fire.

I’d like to wish my cousin-in-law Casey a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! I trust my cousin Louis and their two sweet girls will make it a great one!

The I'm just sayin… Top 1,453 Songs of All-Time

Rank Song Artist/Group

600 Roll With Me by: Montgomery Gentry

599 Better Man by: Pearl Jam

598 Fancy by: Reba McEntire

597 Love Song by: Tesla

596 Twistin' The Night Away by: Sam Cooke

595 Kokomo by: The Beach Boys

594 When I'm Sixty-Four by: The Beatles

593 Don't Do Me Like That by: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

592 Buddy Holly by: Weezer

591 War by: Edwin Starr

590 All the Way by: Frank Sinatra

589 Two Tickets to Paradise by: Eddie Money

588 Islands in the Stream by: Dolly Parton with Kenny Rogers

587 I Can't Give You Anything But Love by: Dean Martin

586 Animal by: Def Leppard

585 State of Mind by: Clint Black

584 All I Want by: Darius Rucker

583 Roll On Mississippi by: Charley Pride

582 Not Fade Away by: Buddy Holly and The Crickets

581 Ride Cowboy Ride/Stick to Your Guns by: Bon Jovi

580 Knockin' on Heaven's Door by: Bob Dylan

579 (I've Had) The Time of My Life by: Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes

578 Have a Drink On Me by: AC/DC

577 Theme From Dukes of Hazzard by: Waylon Jennings

576 Trailerhood by: Toby Keith

575 Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys by: Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson

574 Beer for My Horses by: Toby Keith with Willie Nelson

573 Who Knows by: Zac Brown Band

572 The Radio Saved My Life Tonight by: Bon Jovi

571 Poundcake by: Van Halen

570 The Taliban Song by: Toby Keith

569 The Seeker by: The Who

568 White Christmas by: Bing Crosby

567 Soul Man by: Sam and Dave

566 Some Nights by: Fun.

565 Satisfiction by: Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg, Marsha Ambrosius and King Mez

564 Respect by: Otis Redding

563 Oh! Darling by: The Beatles

562 Loose Cannons by: Dr. Dre feat. Xzibit, COLD 187um and Sly Pyper

561 Leaning On the Everlasting Arms by: Alan Jackson

560 Just As I Am by: Alan Jackson

559 Jump by: Kris Kross

558 Burning Bridges by: Bon Jovi

557 You Can't Stop Rock and Roll by: AC/DC

556 Rockin' in the Free World by: Bon Jovi

555 Bottle of Moonlight by: Uncle Mingo

554 Here's a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares) by: Travis Tritt

553 This Ain't No Love Song by: Trace Adkins

552 Should've Been a Cowboy by: Toby Keith

551 Little Deuce Coupe by: The Beach Boys

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Songs 650 - 601

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Lance Corporal Roy M. Wheat (US Marine Corps) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on August 11, 1967, in the Republic of Vietnam. His citation reads:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. L/Cpl. Wheat and 2 other marines were assigned the mission of providing security for a Navy construction battalion crane and crew operating along Liberty Road in the vicinity of the Dien Ban District, Quang Nam Province. After the marines had set up security positions in a tree line adjacent to the work site, L/Cpl. Wheat reconnoitered the area to the rear of their location for the possible presence of guerrillas. He then returned to within 10 feet of the friendly position, and here unintentionally triggered a well concealed, bounding type, antipersonnel mine. Immediately, a hissing sound was heard which was identified by the 3 marines as that of a burning time fuse. Shouting a warning to his comrades, L/Cpl. Wheat in a valiant act of heroism hurled himself upon the mine, absorbing the tremendous impact of the explosion with his body. The inspirational personal heroism and extraordinary valor of his unselfish action saved his fellow marines from certain injury and possible death, reflected great credit upon himself, and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

Lieutenant Colonel Loyd Wheaton (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on April 9, 1865, at Fort Blakely, Alabama. His citation reads:

Led the right wing of his regiment, and, springing through an embrasure, was the first to enter the enemy's works, against a strong fire of artillery and infantry.

First Lieutenant Daniel D. Wheeler (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on May 3, 1863, at Salem Heights, Virginia. His citation reads:

Distinguished bravery in action where he was wounded and had a horse shot from under him.

The I'm just sayin… Top 1,453 Songs of All-Time

Rank Song Artist/Group

650 Any Way You Want It by: Journey

649 Wild-Eyed Southern Boys by: .38 Special

648 Janie's Got a Gun by: Aerosmith

647 Uptown Girl by: Billy Joel

646 Lay Your Hands of Me by: Bon Jovi

645 It Never Woulda Worked Out Anyway by: Brad Paisley

644 Alright by: Darius Rucker

643 Jack Daniels If You Please by: David Allan Coe

642 Bennie and the Jets by: Elton John

641 Some Kind of Wonderful by: Grand Funk Railroad

640 Hannah Jane by: Hootie and the Blowfish

639 Cheeseburger in Paradise by: Jimmy Buffett

638 Come On, Let's Go by: Ritchie Valens

637 Everybody Hurts by: R.E.M.

636 Money by: Pink Floyd

635 You Can't Hurry Love by: Phil Collins

634 Last Kiss by: Pearl Jam

633 Here Today by: Paul McCartney

632 And the Cradle Will Rock by: Van Halen

631 Good Hearted Woman by: Waylon Jennings

630 Unchained Melody by: The Righteous Brothers

629 Weed with Willie by: Toby Keith

628 Felt Good On My Lips by: Tim McGraw

627 After the Thrill Is Gone by: The Eagles

626 I Count The Tears by: The Drifters

625 I Fought The Law by: The Bobby Fuller Four

624 With a Little Help From My Friends by: The Beatles

623 Still Cruisin by: The Beach Boys

622 Fat Bottomed Girls by: Queen

621 Little Red Corvette by: Prince

620 Hell Yeah by: Montgomery Gentry

619 The Way You Make Me Feel by: Michael Jackson

618 I'm Already There by: Lonestar

617 Travelin' Man by: Lynyrd Skynyrd

616 If You Don't Like Hank Williams by: Hank Williams, Jr.

615 Buffalo Soldier by: Bob Marley

614 Caught Up In You by: .38 Special

613 I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool by: Barbara Mandrell with George Jones

612 Bad Medicine by: Bon Jovi

611 Crocodile Rock by: Elton John

610 All Those Years Ago by: George Harrison

609 I Gotta Get Drunk by: George Jones with Willie Nelson

608 I Drink Alone by: George Thorogood

607 We're an American Band by: Grand Funk Railroad

606 Hold My Hand by: Hootie and the Blowfish

605 The Wind Cries Mary by: Jimi Hendrix

604 Jack and Diane by: John Mellencamp

603 Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) by: John Lennon

602 Heartbreaker by: Led Zeppelin

601 Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.) by: Motley Crue

Monday, May 16, 2016

Songs 700 - 651

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Private John C. Wetherby (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on November 20, 1899, near Imus, Luzon, Philippine Islands. His citation reads:

While carrying important orders on the battlefield, was desperately wounded and, being unable to walk, crawled far enough to deliver his orders.

Private First Class Gary George Wetzel (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on January 8, 1968, near Ap Dong An, Republic of Vietnam. His citation reads:

Sp4c. Wetzel, 173d Assault Helicopter Company, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life. above and beyond the call of duty. Sp4c. Wetzel was serving as door gunner aboard a helicopter which was part of an insertion force trapped in a landing zone by intense and deadly hostile fire. Sp4c. Wetzel was going to the aid of his aircraft commander when he was blown into a rice paddy and critically wounded by 2 enemy rockets that exploded just inches from his location. Although bleeding profusely due to the loss of his left arm and severe wounds in his right arm, chest, and left leg, Sp4c. Wetzel staggered back to his original position in his gun-well and took the enemy forces under fire. His machinegun was the only weapon placing effective fire on the enemy at that time. Through a resolve that overcame the shock and intolerable pain of his injuries, Sp4c. Wetzel remained at his position until he had eliminated the automatic weapons emplacement that had been inflicting heavy casualties on the American troops and preventing them from moving against this strong enemy force. Refusing to attend his own extensive wounds, he attempted to return to the aid of his aircraft commander but passed out from loss of blood. Regaining consciousness, he persisted in his efforts to drag himself to the aid of his fellow crewman. After an agonizing effort, he came to the side of the crew chief who was attempting to drag the wounded aircraft commander to the safety of a nearby dike. Unswerving in his devotion to his fellow man, Sp4c. Wetzel assisted his crew chief even though he lost consciousness once again during this action. Sp4c. Wetzel displayed extraordinary heroism in his efforts to aid his fellow crewmen. His gallant actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the U.S. Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of his country.

Private First Class Walter C. Wetzel (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on April 3, 1945, at Birken, Germany. His citation reads:

Pfc. Wetzel, an acting squad leader with the Antitank Company of the 13th Infantry, was guarding his platoon's command post in a house at Birken, Germany, during the early morning hours of 3 April 1945, when he detected strong enemy forces moving in to attack. He ran into the house, alerted the occupants and immediately began defending the post against heavy automatic weapons fire coming from the hostile troops. Under cover of darkness the Germans forced their way close to the building where they hurled grenades, 2 of which landed in the room where Pfc. Wetzel and the others had taken up firing positions. Shouting a warning to his fellow soldiers, Pfc. Wetzel threw himself on the grenades and, as they exploded, absorbed their entire blast, suffering wounds from which he died. The supreme gallantry of Pfc. Wetzel saved his comrades from death or serious injury and made it possible for them to continue the defense of the command post and break the power of a dangerous local counterthrust by the enemy. His unhesitating sacrifice of his life was in keeping with the U.S. Army's highest traditions of bravery and heroism.

This is always a bittersweet day when I remember the death of Winthrop basketball player De’Andre Adams. He played two years as a back-up point guard and nine years later I’m still talking about him on a blog. That should tell you how special a guy he was. It’s probably not a coincidence that he played during the most special time of the Winthrop basketball program. RIP Dre…

The I'm just sayin… Top 1,453 Songs of All-Time

Rank Song Artist/Group

700 What Would You Say by: Dave Matthews Band

699 Keep the Faith by: Bon Jovi

698 All For Love by: Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting

697 Undo It by: Carrie Underwood

696 Thunder Road by: Bruce Springsteen

695 I Gotta Feeling by: Black Eyed Peas

694 Always by: Bon Jovi

693 It's Five O'Clock Somewhere by: Alan Jackson with Jimmy Buffett

692 Beverly Hills by: Weezer

691 Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love) by: Waylon Jennings

690 Dreams by: Van Halen

689 Danny Boy by: The Irish Tenor Trio

688 Joy To The World by: Three Dog Night

687 The Girl from Yesterday by: The Eagles

686 I'll Take You Home by: The Drifters

685 Day Tripper by: The Beatles

684 Help Me, Rhonda by: The Beach Boys

683 The Search Is Over by: Survivor

682 Stuck Like Glue by: Sugarland

681 I Just Called To Say I Love You by: Stevie Wonder

680 You Can Have Charleston by: Darius Rucker

679 West Up! by: WC and the Maad Circle

678 The Show by: Mychael Danna

677 No Sleep Till Brooklyn by: Beastie Boys

676 Murder Was the Case by: Snoop Doggy Dogg

675 Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old) by: Garth Brooks

674 Learning to Live Again by: Garth Brooks

673 It's Hard To Be Humble by: Mac Davis

672 Hold On, I'm Comin' by: Sam and Dave

671 Hello by: Ice Cube feat. Dr. Dre and MC Ren

670 Christmas Baby, Please Come Home by: Jon Bon Jovi

669 At The Cross by: Gaither Vocal Band

668 Oh Sherrie by: Steve Perry

667 Tuckers Town by: Hootie and the Blowfish

666 Rock You Like A Hurricane by: Scorpions

665 I Shot the Sheriff by: Eric Clapton

664 Sussudio by: Phil Collins

663 Come Fly With Me by: Frank Sinatra

662 Back When I Knew It All by: Montgomery Gentry

661 No Time to Kill by: Clint Black

660 Flirtin' With Disaster by: Molly Hatchet

659 Brown Eyed Handsome Man by: Chuck Berry

658 Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough by: Michael Jackson

657 (Everything I Do) I Do It for You by: Bryan Adams

656 Tuesday's Gone by: Lynyrd Skynyrd

655 When I Get Where I'm Going by: Brad Paisley with Dolly Parton

654 The Song Remains The Same by: Led Zeppelin

653 Without Love by: Bon Jovi

652 Anything But Mine by: Kenny Chesney

651 Kryptonite by: 3 Doors Down