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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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bongobro
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1967 -- Sunday Will Never Be the Same -- Spanky and Our Gang
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1966 ~ Devil With a Blue Dress On ~ Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels
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1965 -- "Hang On Sloopy" -- McCoys
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1964 ~ I Want To Hold Your Hand ~ The Beatles
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bongobro
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1963 -- Sukiyaki -- Kyu Sakamoto. I have read that the actual name of the song is "As I Go Walking," but the song was renamed "Sukiyaki" for American consumption; some critics say this is similar to referring to Henry Mancini's "Moon River" as "Beef Stew."
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1962 ~ Green Onions ~ Booker T. & the MG's
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1961 -- "Take Good Care of My Baby" -- Bobby Vee
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1960 ~ New Orleans ~ Gary U. S. Bonds
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1959 -- Bongo Rock -- Preston Epps
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1958 -- "La Bamba" -- Ritchie Valens
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1957 -- Day-0 (The Banana Boat Song) -- Harry Belafonte
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1956 ~ Blueberry Hill ~ Fats Domino
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1955 -- "Memories Are Made Of This" -- Dean Martin
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1980 -- Nine to Five -- Dolly Parton
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1979 ~ We Are Family ~ Sister Sledge
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"I WIll Survive" -- Gloria Gaynor,
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1977 ~ Margaritaville ~ Jimmy Buffett
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1976 -- Misty Blue -- Dorothy Moore
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1975 -- " Old Time Rock 'n' Roll" -- Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
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1974 -- Bennie and the Jets -- Elton John (#1 this week on the 10th anniversary date for the Ford Mustang--or this year, Mustang II!)
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1973 ~ Desperado ~ Eagles
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1972 -- The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face -- Roberta Flack (#1 this week way back when!)

[Edited by: bongobro at 4/16/2014 10:37:23 PM EST]
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1971 ~ Let's Stay Together ~ Al Green
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1970 -- Stoney End -- Barbra Streisand
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1969 ~ Sweet Caroline ~ Neil Diamond
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1968 -- "Love Child" -- Diana Ross & the Supremes
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1967 ~ Light My Fire ~ Doors
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1966 -- The Great Airplane Strike -- Paul Revere and the Raiders (capitalizing upon the 1966 airline pilots' strike and, not so coincidentally, one of the least popular Raiders records from their hot streak of 1965-66)...
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1965 -- "Baby I'm Yours" -- Barbara Lewis
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1964 -- Haunted House -- Gene Simmons (no, NOT the Gene Simmons of Kiss--this one was more of a rockabilly singer!)
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1963 ~ I Want to Hold Your Hand ~ Beatles
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1962 -- "Twisting The Night Away" -- Sam Cooke
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1961 -- Runaway -- Del Shannon
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1960 ~ Walk--Don't Run ~ Ventures
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1959 -- Pink Shoelaces -- Dodie Stevens
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1958 -- ''Sweet Little Sixteen" -- Chuck Berry
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1957 ~ Oh Boy! ~ Crickets
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1956 -- Gonna Get Along Without You Now -- Patience and Prudence
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1955 -- "Maybellene" -- Chuck Berry
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1980 -- Funkytown -- Lipps, Inc.
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1979 ~ Cars ~ Gary Numan
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1978 -- Hopelessly Devoted to You -- Olivia Newton-John
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1977 ~ Just the Way You Are ~ Billy Joel
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1976 - Hotel California - Eagles
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1975 -- Struttin' -- Billy Preston
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1974 -- "Best of My Love" -- The Eagles
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1973 -- I'm Just a Singer (in a Rock And Roll Band) -- The Moody Blues
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1972 ~ Burning Love ~ Elvis Presley
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1971 -- "An Old Fashioned Love Song" -- Three Dog Night
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1970 -- Cecilia -- Simon and Garfunkel
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