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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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1977 ~ God Save the Queen ~ The Sex Pistols
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1976 -- "Afternoon Delight" -- Starland Vocal Band
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bongobro
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1975 -- Misty -- Ray Stevens (with nary a "boogedy-boogedy" in sight...not a bad cover of the Johnny Mathis/Errol Garner classic!)
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1974 ~ Black Water ~ Doobie Brothers
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mnjrfan
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1973 - Brain Damage/Eclipse - Pink Floyd
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1972. -- "Take It Easy". - Eagles
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bongobro
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1971 -- Brand New Key -- Melanie
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1970-"Amos Moses"-Jerry Reed
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masrod
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1969 ~ Sweet Caroline ~ Neil Diamond
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1968 - Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) - John Fred & His Playboy Band
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1967 ~ Whiter Shade of Pale ~ Procol Harum
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bongobro
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1966 -- The Great Airplane Strike -- Paul Revere and the Raiders

(As the TV announcer would say today, "ripped from today's headlines!" This comical look at the trials and tribulations of the Raiders as they endured a 1966 strike by airplane pilots and personnel only made it to #20 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts--by comparison, "Kicks" hit #4 and "Hungry" made it to #5--and "Airplane Strike" has seldom been played on the air since, say, early 1967!)
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1965 -- ""Help Me, Ronda" -- The Beach Boys
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bongobro
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1964 -- Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um -- Major Lance (his second and last top-10 hit after "Monkey Time")
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1963: The Monkey Time - Major Lance
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1962: "Monster Mash" - Bobby Boris Pickett And The Crypt-Kickers
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1961 ~ The Lion Sleeps Tonight ~ Tokens
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1960 -- "Good Vibrations" -- Beach Boys
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bongobro
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1959 -- Mack the Knife -- Bobby Darin (#1 song this week, and #1 song of the year!)
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1958 ~ Sea Cruise ~ Frankie Ford
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1957 -- "Diana" -- Paul Anka
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bongobro
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1956 -- The Wayward Wind -- Gogi Grant (I recently read that she is still singing at age 89 and doin' quite nicely, all things considered...wow...!)
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1955 - "Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing" - The Four Aces
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masrod
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1980 ~ Fame ~ Irene Cara

LOL, bongobro. I guess it's a good thing for Mrs. bro she doesn't have to hear those songs much these days :)
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1979 -- 'Working My Way Back to You/Forgive Me, Girl" -- The Spinners
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1978 -- 5.7.0.5. -- City Boys
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1977 - Knowing Me, Knowing You ~ ABBA
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1976 - Sign Language - Eric Clapton
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bongobro
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1975 -- Breaking Up Is Hard to Do -- Neal Sedaka (slowed, ballad version of his 1962 hit)

(You'd never guess, would you? She HATES both "Angie" and "Helen Reddy's "Angie Baby," both of which were hits late in 1973 and early in 1974! {LOL!])
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1974 ~ Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe ~ Barry White

(bongobro, is Mrs. bro's name Angie? LOL)
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1973 -- Angie -- The Rolling Stones (one of two songs that came out roughly the same time that Mrs. 'bro CANNOT STAND! Hint...they cast women with that name in a less-than-perfect light!)
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1972 ~ Listen to the Music ~ Doobie Brothers
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1971 - "The Story In Your Eyes" - The Moody Blues
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1970 "After The Goldrush" - Neil Young
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1969 - "Gypsy" - The Moody Blues
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1968 -- Like to Get to Know You -- Spanky and Our Gang
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1967 ~ Brown Eyed Girl ~ Van Morrison
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Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys - 1966
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1965 - "A Well Respected Man" - The Kinks
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1964 -- Ringo -- Lorne Greene (no, NOT Ringo Starr! This spoken story-song told the tale of a sheriff who had a close encounter with Johnny Ringo, and was recorded while he was still Ben Cartwright on "Bonanza")
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1963 ~ I Want to Hold Your Hand ~ The Beatles
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1962 - "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" - Neil Sedaka
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1961 -- "Runaround Sue" -- Dion
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1960 -- I'm Sorry -- Brenda Lee
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1959 ~ Poison Ivy ~ Coasters
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1958 -- "Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay" -- Danny & the Juniors
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1957 -- LOVE Me to Pieces -- Jill Corey
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1956 ~ Be-Bop-A-Lula ~ Gene Vincent & the Bluecaps
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1955 -- "The Great Pretender" -- Platters
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1980 -- Sequel -- Harry Chapin (Sequel to what, you may ask? His last charted recording was a follow-up to his first charted recording, "Taxi," eight years earlier in 1972.)

Now back to 1955!
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