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Top 5 Unforgettable Folk Songs

Top 5 Unforgettable Folk Songs

Nothing gets people to listen to a strongly political message quite like a delicately worded song played on a quiet, wistful guitar. On it’s surface, folk music might seem like the most milquetoast of genres but at its core there is a confrontational pathos and an eminent accessibility that cannot be denied. Here are five tracks that display that capacity ...

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Top 5 Hip Hop Songs Of All Time

Top 5 Hip Hop Songs Of All Time

Not all hip hop is Mims repeating “This is why I’m hot” over and over again. The genre developed as a means of giving prominence to a subculture that had artistry but not voice. These five tracks remind us that behind the danceable beats are lyrics and ideas worthy of being called great in any genre.   5. Rappers Delight ...

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The Top 5 Highest-Grossing Film Series and Franchises Of All Time

The Top 5 Highest-Grossing Film Series and Franchises Of All Time

Get ready for a fact-fest! Movies are BIG business, despite the fears over piracy and file-sharing, the big film companies are still raking it in. This list is based on figures that aren’t adjusted for inflation, so we will point out some discrepancies along the way.   1 Harry Potter – $7.7 Billion Number of films: 8 Average earnings per ...

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Top 5 Rock Bands Of All Time

Top 5 Rock Bands Of All Time

The groups that have made this list of the top 5 rock bands of all time, have broken records, stood the test of time and paved the way for the next generation of rock bands.   1. The Fab Four Ask any person if they like The Beatles and they’ll either say yes…or they’re lying. By far the most successful band of ...

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The Top 5 Most Influential People In History

The Top 5 Most Influential People In History

In today’s connected world, “reach” will take you far. It’s no longer just about who you know. It’s about who you know on FaceBook. But for all the hemming and hawing about web presence, it’s worth reminding ourselves that the most influential names weren’t even around for the Internet takeover. So, who are the most influential people ever to inhabit ...

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The Top 5 Country Songs of All Time

The Top 5 Country Songs of All Time

Even a city slicker can appreciate the power of a good country song. It can be a boot stompin’ honky-tonk number or a vivid, confessional ballad, but whatever the case, country music is guaranteed to tell a story packed with plenty of heart and just a little more twang than any other genre. Not a country music fan? Give these ...

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Turn-Offs: 5 Of The Worst TV Comedy Shows Of All Time

Turn-Offs: 5 Of The Worst TV Comedy Shows Of All Time

Usually when a show fails it goes unnoticed. But the failure of some is so great that it deserves the ignominy of being remembered. These are five of the worst offenders.   5. Mama’s Family (1983-1990) “…feeble-minded and heavy-handed…” People Magazine It’s easy enough to agree that a failed sitcom that is cancelled after one season is bad, but a ...

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The Top 5 Best TV Comedy Shows Ever

The Top 5 Best TV Comedy Shows Ever

All true classics, you may not agree with our choice of top 5 comedy TV shows – but you can’t argue that they are all great, surely?   5. Arrested Development (2003-2006, 2013) Michael: Why are you squeezing me with your body? Lucille: It’s a hug, Michael. I’m hugging you. The true definition of a cult comedy, Arrested Development was ...

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The Top 5 Universities In The World

The Top 5 Universities In The World

With the rising cost of tuition and an ever-unstable job market, the place of higher education has been increasingly called into question as of late. So what does an exemplary university look in this day and age? For the most part, the answer won’t surprise you, as institutions ranked highly by the likes of US News and World Report or ...

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5 Of The Best Selling Books Of All Time

5 Of The Best Selling Books Of All Time

Ever since appearing on the scene, books have really taken over, haven’t they! Will they last forever? Will Kindles and other digital media lead to their demise? I digress.. Even before the formal development of the novel in the 16th century and the invention of the printing press before that, the written word was at the core of the earliest ...

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