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bongobro

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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2006 10:31:35 PM

Here's a music game with a twist! I'll start it with the song considered to be the first really popular rock 'n roll song:

1955 -- "Rock Around the Clock" -- Bill Haley and the Comets

The next poster would provide a song from 1956, including title and artist; the next one from 1957, and so on up to 1980, at which point we start back at 1955.

One song per post, please...
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masrod
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1961 ~ Runaround Sue ~ Dion
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DenverDonJuan
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1960 -- "Cathy's Clown" -- Everly Brothers
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masrod
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1959 ~ Mack the Knife ~ Bobby Darin
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bongobro
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1958 -- Purple People Eater -- Sheb Wooley (if you watch "Rawhide" on MeTV (currently on Saturday afternoons), you'll see our hero as Pete Nolan!)
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1957 -- "Wake Up Little Susie" -- Everly Brothers
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bongobro
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1956 -- Why Do Fools Fall in Love -- Gale Storm (this is NOT a misprint...the star of "My Little Margie" and "Oh Susannah" did a cover of Frankie Lymon's hit shortly after his, which was very common in the 1950s)

[Edited by: bongobro at 7/28/2014 6:30:51 PM EST]
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masrod
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1955 ~ Why Do Fools Fall in Love ~ Teenagers
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1980 -> "Love Stinks" -> J. Geils Band
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1979 -- "Working My Way Back to You/Forgive Me, Girl" -- Spinners
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1978 ~ Sultans of Swing ~ Dire Straits
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bongobro
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1977 -- Undercover Angel -- Alan O'Day
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1976--"Hotel California".--. Eagles
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1975 - That's The Way Of The World ~ Earth Wind & Fire

great song & video
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1974 - It's Only Rock 'n Roll - The Rolling Stones
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bongobro
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1973 -- Bad, Bad Leroy Brown -- Jim Croce (#1 this week)
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1972 ~ If You Don't Know Me By Now ~ Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
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1971 -- Indian Reservation -- Raiders (the only #1 song ever from the group originally called Paul Revere and the Raiders.)
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1970 -- 'Who'll Stop the Rain" -- Creedence Clearwater Revival
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1969: Baby It's You - Smith
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1968 ~ In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida ~ Iron Butterfly
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1967 -- Pay You Back with Interest -- The Hollies
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1966 -- "Working My Way Back To You" -- The Four Seasons
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1965 -- Some Enchanted Evening -- Jay and the Americans
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1964 ~ My Guys ~ Mary Wells
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1963 -- "One Fine Day" -- Chiffons
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1962 -- "Route 66" Theme -- Nelson Riddle
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1961 ~ Mother-In-Law ~ Ernie K. Doe
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1960 -- "This Magic Moment" -- Drifters
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bongobro
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1959 -- Pink Shoelaces -- Dodie Stevens (my younger daughter and I heard this on the car radio the other day and she looked at me like "What in the world is she singing about?"!)
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1958 ~ Rock-In Robin ~ Bobby Day
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1957 -- "At The Hop" -- Danny & the Juniors
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bongobro
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1956 -- Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera) -- Doris Day, from the soundtrack of the film "The Man Who Knew Too Much," and #1 this week...
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1955 ~ Flip, Flop And Fly ~ Joe Turner
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1980 -- It's Still Rock and Roll to Me -- Billy Joel (#1 on this date exactly 34 years ago!)
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1979 -- "Sara" -- Fleetwood Mac
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1978 - Old Time Rock 'n Roll - Bob Seger and Silver Bullet Band
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 7:51:53 PM

1977 We Will Rock/We are the Champions - Queen


[Edited by: Tobymum at 7/18/2014 7:53:48 PM EST]
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1976 -- Squeeze Box -- The Who
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1975 ~ December, 1963 (Oh What a Night) ~ Four Seasons
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1974 -- "Sundown" -- Gordon Lightfoot
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1973 -- Daniel -- Elton John
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1972 ~ You're So Vain ~ Carly Simon
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1971 -- "An Old Fashioned Love Song" -- Three Dog Night
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1970 -- Easy Come, Easy Go -- Bobby Sherman

Great note on Desmond Dekker, Admiral 37!
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1969: Israelites - Desmond Dekker and The Aces

Today would have been Desmond's 73rd birthday, he passed away in 2006.
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1968 ~ Born to Be Wild ~ Steppenwolf
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1967 -- "To Love Somebody" -- Bee Gees
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1966 -- Hungry -- Paul Revere amd the Raiders
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1965 - Unchained Melody ~ Righteous Brothers
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1964: Remember (Walkin' In the Sand) - Shangri-Las
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