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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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1965 -- You Were On My Mind -- We Five
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masrod
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1964 ~ You Really Got Me ~ Kinks
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1963 -- "Be My Baby" -- Ronettes
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1962 -> "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" -> Neil Sedaka
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1961 - (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame ~ Elvis
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bongobro
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1960 -- It's Now or Never -- Elvis Presley
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masrod
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1959 ~ A Teenager in Love ~ Dion & The Belmonts
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bongobro
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1958 -- Rock and Roll is Here to Stay -- Danny and the Juniors (follow-up to "At the Hop" and supposedly inspired by an incident that occurred at St. Louis radio station KWK, in which deejay Ed Wilson gave each rock-and-roll record the station had a final spin, and then shattered it live on the air!)
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1957 -- "At The Hop" -- Danny & the Juniors
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bongobro
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1956 -- Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog -- Elvis Presley (both were released on the same date, August 4, 1956, and both were #1 for 11 solid weeks!) Okay, I violated my own "one-song-per-post" ruling, but this was the one and only time BOTH sides of an Elvis hit were #1 at the same time!

[Edited by: bongobro at 8/29/2014 6:15:23 PM EST]
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masrod
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1955 ~ See You Later, Alligator ~ Bill Haley & His Comets

[Edited by: masrod at 8/29/2014 9:16:17 AM EST]
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1980 -> "Love Stinks" -> J. Geils Band
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1979 -- Shine a Little Love -- Electric Light Orchestra
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masrod
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1978 ~ September ~ Earth, Wind & Fire
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1977 -- "Stayin' Alive" -- The Bee Gees
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bongobro
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1976 -- If You Know What I Mean -- Neil Diamond
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1975 ~ Philadelphia Freedom ~ Elton John
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1974 -- Nothing from Nothing -- Billy Preston
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1973 ~ Ramblin' Man ~ Allman Brothers Band
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1972 -> "Smoke On The Water" -> Deep Purple
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1971 -- "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" -- Bee Gees
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1970 - The Thrill Is Gone ~ B. B. King
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1969 -> "Never Comes The Day" -> The Moody Blues
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1968 -- U. S. Male -- Elvis Presley
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1967 ~ Penny Lane ~ Beatles
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1966: Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) - Cher
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1965 - Help Me, Rhonda -- The Beach Boys
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1964 -- Where Did Our Love Go? -- The Supremes (#1 this very day 50 years ago!)
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1963 ~ Surfin' USA ~ Beach Boys
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1962 -> "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" -> Neil Sedaka
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1961--Calcutta--Lawrence Welk
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1960 -- "You're Sixteen" -- Johnny Burnette
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1959 ~ ('Til) I Kissed You ~ Everly Brothers
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Bird Dog -- The Everly Brothers (1958)
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1957 ~ Bye Bye Love ~ Everly Brothers
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1956 -- "Party Doll" -- Buddy Knox
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1955 ~ I Hear You Knocking ~ Smiley Lewis
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1980 - Another Brick In The Wall (Pink Floyd)

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1979 -- Mama Can't Buy Yo Love -- Elton John
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1978 -- "Old Time Rock and Roll" -- Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
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1977 -- Sir Duke -- Stevie Wonder
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1976 ~ I Wish ~ Stevie Wonder
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1975 -- "Love Will Keep Us Together'" -- Captain and Tennille
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1974 - Me & Baby Brother ~ War
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1973 ~ Knockin' On Heaven's Door ~ Bob Dylan
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1972 -- Alone Again (Naturally) -- Gilbert O'Sullivan
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1971: Timothy - The Buoys
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1970 -> "Lola" -> The Kinks
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1969 -- In the Year 2525 -- Zager & Evans
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1968 ~ Helter Skelter ~ Beatles
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