Saturday, September 03, 2005

Blowing Away the Other Generations

THE top 100 of 1964, Ladies and Gentlemen

As I understand the rules:

a) bold the songs you like
b) strike through the ones you hate (html code is "strike" inside the brackets)
c) underline your favorite
d) and ignore the ones you don't remember/don't care about.

The problem is that I would listen to all of them, even "Dang me".

1. I Want To Hold Your Hand, The Beatles

The above was my favorite (don't know how to underline)

2. She Loves You, The Beatles

The problem was that year, she really didn't

3. Where Did Our Love Go, Supremes

It never arrived in the first place, so though I liked this song, it wasn't about me. And I was all about me then. (Then?)

4. Oh, Pretty Woman, Roy Orbison

I wanted to sing like Roy then. Now I do, of course.

5. I Get Around, Beach Boys

6. Everybody Loves Somebody, Dean Martin

And you were right, Dean. My mother loved me.

7. My Guy, Mary Wells
8. People, Barbara Streissand

This song seems so maudlin now. But I listened to her albums all through college. I thought she had the most fantastic, expressive and wonderful voice. She totally mesmerized me.

9. Last Kiss, J. Frank Wilson and The Cavaliers
10. Hello, Dolly!, Louis Armstrong
11. We'll Sing In The Sunshine, Gale Garnett
12. Java, Al Hirt

13. A Hard Day's Night, The Beatles

Wow. To have one of those! A Hard Day's Night! I didn't know what that consisted of, but I was ready.

14. Love Me Do, The Beatles
15. Do Wah Diddy Diddy, Manfred Mann
16. Under The Boardwalk, Drifters

17. Dancing In The Street, Martha and The Vandellas

I saw Martha and the Vandellas in the fall of '65 perform at the Stallion Club in Durham, which was a huge black night club. Will never forget it.

18. Little Children, Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas
19. Love Me With All Your Heart, Ray Charles Singers
20. Please Please Me, The Beatles
21. Chapel Of Love, Dixie Cups
22. Suspicion, Terry Stafford
23. Glad All Over, Dave Clark Five
24. Rag Doll, Four Seasons
25. Dawn (Go Away), Four Seasons
26. Bread And Butter, Newbeats
27. It Hurts To Be In Love, Gene Pitney
28. Dead Man's Curve, Jan and Dean

29. Come A Little Bit Closer, Jay and The Americans

She wouldn't. She didn't. That was a good thing.

30. A World Without Love, Peter and Gordon
31. Have I The Right?, Honeycombs
32. Don't Let The Rain Come Down (Crooked Little Man), Serendipity Singers

33. Baby Love, Supremes

Discovered the Supremes when I went to Duke in the Fall of '64. The rock and roll stations in Miami did not do black.

34. Let It Be Me, Betty Everett and Jerry Butler
35. Wishin' And Hopin', Dusty Springfield
36. You Don't Own Me, Lesley Gore
37. Walk On By, Dionne Warwick
38. The House Of The Rising Sun, Animals
39. G.T.O., Ronny and The Daytona

40. Twist And Shout, The Beatles

Did that a lot.

41. Memphis, Johnny Rivers
42. White On White, Danny Williams
43. Hey Little Cobra, Rip Chords
44. The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss), Betty Everett
45. Bits And Pieces, Dave Clark Five
46. My Boy Lollipop, Millie Small
47. Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Major Lance
48. The Little Old Lady, Jan and Dean
49. Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying, Gerry and The Pacemakers
50. A Summer Song, Chad and Jeremy
51. The Girl From Ipanema, Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto
52. Can't Buy Me Love, The Beatles
53. Remember (Walkin' In The Sand), Shangri-Las
54. C'mon And Swim, Bobby Freeman
55. Do You Want To Know A Secret, The Beatles
56. Keep On Pushing, Impressions
57. Baby I Need Your Loving, Four Tops
58. Navy Blue, Diane Renay
59. Diane, Bachelors
60. Out Of Limits, Marketts
61. Little Honda, Hondells
62. See The Funny Little Clown, Bobby Goldsboro
63. Because, Dave Clark Five
64. (Just Like) Romeo And Juliet, Reflections
65. For You, Rick Nelson
66. Today, New Christy Minstrels
67. Can't You See That She's Mine, Dave Clark Five

68. Leader Of The Pack, Shangri-Las

Burrruummm! Burruummm!!!

69. Funny, Joe Hinton
70. The Way You Do The Things You Do, Temptations
71. Anyone Who Had A Heart, Dionne Warwick
72. I Love You More And More Every Day, Al Martino

73. It's Over, Roy Orbison

I liked this one, even though it never got started.

74. Ronnie, Four Seasons
75. Surfin' Bird, Trashmen
76. What Kind Of Fool (Do You Think I Am), Tams
77. The Door Is Still Open To My Heart, Dean Martin
78. You Really Got Me, Kinks
79. The Shelter Of Your Arms, Sammy Davis Jr.
80. I'm So Proud, Impressions
81. Money, Kingsmen
82. Haunted Houses, Gene Simmons

83. Dang Me, Roger Miller

There ya go, Scott!

84. Do You Love Me, Dave Clark Five

And the answer was . . .

85. (You Don't Know) How Glad I Am, Nancy Wilson
86. I Wanna Love Him So Bad, Jelly Beans
87. Don't Throw Your Love Away, Searchers
88. Hi-heel Sneakers, Tommy Tucker
89. How Do You Do It, Gerry and The Pacemakers
90. Walk, Don't Run '64
91. Cotton Candy, Al Hirt
92. Shangri-La, Robert Maxwell, His Harp and Orchestra
93. Chug-a-lug, Roger Miller
94. Steal Away, Jimmy Hughes

95. Louie Louie, The Kingsmen

There was a secret, maybe sexy message in there. But could never figure out what they were saying. But we always listened. We did get the word "Louie" several times.

96. A Fool Never Learns, Andy Williams
97. Bad To Me, Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas
98. There! I've Said It Again, Bobby Vinton
99. I Saw Her Standing There, The Beatles
100. Needles And Pins, Searchers

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