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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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DenverDonJuan
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1968 -- "Build Me Up Buttercup" -- Foundations
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Amen, bongobro, & then we'd like...

1967 ~ Strawberry Fields Forever ~ Beatles
bongobro
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1966 -- Green Grass -- Gary Lewis and the Playboys (something a lot of us would like to see right about now)
DenverDonJuan
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1965 -- "Help Me Rhonda" -- Beach Boys
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1964 - "You Really Got Me" - The Kinks
bongobro
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1963 -- Walk Like a Man -- The Four Seasons (maybe the unofficial anthem of the masculinist movement?)
masrod
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1962 ~ Sherry ~ Four Seasons

(This was always one of my favorite songs!!)
DenverDonJuan
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1961 -- "Runaway" -- Del Shannon
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1960 -- I'm Sorry -- Brenda Lee
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1959 ~ Love Potion No. 9 ~ Clovers
DenverDonJuan
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1958 -- "Johnny B. Goode" -- Chuck Berry
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1957 ~ Rocking Pneumonia & the Boogie Woogie Flu ~ Huey "Piano" Smith & the Clowns
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1956 -- A Theme From (The Three Penny Opera) "Moritat" -- Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (okay, it sounds a little too obscure to include here, but Bobby Darin took the same music, with some jazzy lyrics, and came up with "Mack the Knife"--which became the number one song for 1959!)
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1955 -- "Memories Are Made Of This" -- Dean Martin
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1980 -- Headed for a Fall -- Firefall

Now back to 1955!
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1979 ~ Bad Girls ~ Donna Summer
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1978 -- "Old Time Rock and Roll" -- Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
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1977 -- Black Betty -- Ram Jam
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1976 ~ If You Leave Me Now ~ Chicago
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1975 -- "Lyin' Eyes" -- Eagles
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1974 - TSOP ~ MFSB
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1973 -- Daisy a Day -- Jud Strunk
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1972 ~ Stuck in the Middle With You ~ Stealers Wheel
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1971 -- "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" -- Bee Gees
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1970 -- Everybody's Out of Town -- B.J. Thomas (the so-so song that came between "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" and "I Just Can't Help Believin'")
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1969 - "Badge" - Cream
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1968 ~ Love Child ~ Diana Ross & The Supremes
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1967 - "Strange Brew" - Cream
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1966 -- "Working My Way Back To You" -- Four Seasons
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1965 ~ The Sounds of Silence ~ Simon & Garfunkel
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1964 -- You Don't Own Me -- Lesley Gore (some say this was the first feminist song)
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1963 -- "One Fine Day" -- Chiffons

[Edited by: DenverDonJuan at 2/19/2015 1:37:16 AM EST]
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1962 -- I Remember You -- Frank Ifield
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1961 ~ Travelin' Man ~ Ricky Nelson
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1960 -- "This Magic Moment" --The Drifters
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1959 -- It's Late -- Ricky Nelson ("It's late, we're 'bout to run outta gas...")
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1958 ~ All I Have to Do Is Dream ~ Everly Brothers
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1957 -- "Diana" -- Paul Anka
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1956 -- Lisbon Antigua -- Nelson Riddle (one of the many instrumental hits in the early years of rock-and-roll)
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1955 ~ Baby Let's Play House ~ Elvis Presley with Scotty and Bill
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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 -- Cheeseburger in Paradise -- Jimmy Buffett (something to go with all those margaritas!)
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1977 ~ Margaritaville ~ Jimmy Buffet
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1976 -- "Turn the Page (live)" -- Bob Seger.
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1975 - Midnight Blue ~ Melissa Manchester

[Edited by: outtacash at 2/14/2015 5:27:04 PM EST]
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1974 -- Nothing from Nothing -- Billy Preston
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1973 ~ We're an American Band ~ Grand Funk
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1972 - "Highway Star" - Deep Purple
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1971 -- Theme From "Shaft" -- Isaac Hayes (and it's still a bad [shut your mouth!]... )
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1970 - Which Way You Goin' Billy? ~ Poppy Family
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