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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

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