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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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1962 -- "Route 66" Theme -- Nelson Riddle
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masrod
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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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masrod
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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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masrod
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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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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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1963 ~ Glad All Over ~ Dave Clark Five
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1962 -- "Sherry" -- Four Seasons
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1961 -- Tossin' and Turnin' -- Bobby Lewis (First of seven weeks at #1)
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1960 - "Mr. Custer" Larry Verne
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1959 ~ Mack the Knife ~ Bobby Darin
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1958 -- "All I Have To Do Is Dream" -- Everly Brothers

[Edited by: DenverDonJuan at 7/14/2014 12:47:08 AM EST]
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1957 -- Swannee River Rock (Talkin' 'Bout That River) -- Ray Charles (the first Top 40-charting song for that legendary talent!)
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1956: "Blue Suede Shoes" (Carl Perkins)

[Edited by: willp09 at 7/13/2014 11:11:45 AM EST]
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1955: The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane - The Ames Brothers
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1980 -- "It's Still Rock and Roll To Me" -- Billy Joel
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1979 ~ Hot Stuff ~ Donna Summer
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1978 - An Everlasting Love ~ Andy Gibb
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1977 -- Blinded By the Light -- Manfred Mann's Earth Band
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1976 ~ Play That Funky Music ~ Wild Cherry
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1975 -- "One Of These Nights" -- Eagles
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1974 -- Rock the Boat -- Hues Corporation (#1 this week 40 years ago!)
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1973 ~ Time ~ Pink Floyd
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1972 -- "Peaceful Easy Feeling" -- The Eagles
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1971 -- It's Too Late -- Carole King (still #1 this week)
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1970 ~ My Sweet Lord ~ George Harrison
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1969 -- "Walk--Don't Run" -- Ventures
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1969 ~ Evil Ways ~ Santana

[Edited by: masrod at 7/9/2014 9:17:32 AM EST]
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1968 -- Tighten Up -- Archie Bell and the Drells
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1967 -- "To Love Somebody" -- The Bee Gees
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1966 - Dirty Water ~ The Standells
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