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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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CTBobMo
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1975 - "Evil Woman" - The Electric Light Orchestra
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bongobro
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1974 -- Then Came You -- Dionne Warwick & Spinners
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CTBobMo
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1973 - "Love, Reign O'er Me" - The Who
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masrod
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1972 ~ If You Don't Know Me By Now ~ Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
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1971 -- "An Old Fashioned Love Song" -- Three Dog Night
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bongobro
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1970 -- Blowing Away -- The Fifth Dimension
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1969 -- "Aquarius / Let The Sun Shine In" -- 5th Dimension
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bongobro
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1968 -- Judy in Disguise (with Glasses) -- John Fred and His Playboy Band
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masrod
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1967 ~ White Rabbit ~ Jefferson Airplane
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1966 - "Cherish" - The Association
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DenverDonJuan
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1965 -- "Hang On Sloppy" -- The McCoys
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1964 - "You Really Got Me" - The Kinks
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masrod
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1963 ~ Da Doo Ron Ron ~ Crystals
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bongobro
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1962 -- Monster Mash -- Bobb "Boris" Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers ("it caught on in a flash" this week 52 years ago!)
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1961 - "Rama Lama Ding Dong" - The Edsels
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1960 -- "Save The Last Dance For Me" -- The Drifters
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bongobro
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1959 -- Dream Lover -- Bobby Darin
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mnjrfan
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1958 - All I Have To Do Is Dream - The Everly Brothers
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masrod
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1957 ~ Jingle Bell Rock ~ Bobby Helms
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1956 - "Don't Be Cruel" - Elvis Presley
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1955 -- "Seventeen" -- Boyd Bennett &His Rockets
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1980 ~ Pink Floyd ~ Another Brick in the Wall
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bongobro
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1979 -- Rise -- Herb Alpert
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1978 - "I Fought the Law" - The Clash
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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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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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masrod
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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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mnjrfan
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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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mnjrfan
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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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DenverDonJuan
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1979 -- 'Working My Way Back to You/Forgive Me, Girl" -- The Spinners
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bongobro
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1978 -- 5.7.0.5. -- City Boys
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