Skip to comments.Almost Fifty Years Ago – But These Songs Still Sound Good To This Old Man…..
Posted on 07/03/2012 7:56:08 AM PDT by sussex
The big hits of 1963
. Difficult to believe that all these came out almost half a century ago (when I had just started out as a teacher) but each of them still gives me a buzz today, not just as a stroll down memory lane but because they are also still damn good songs.
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"Thems was good songs back in the day, good music..."
Me too! I love this stuff. sad to see how far our culture has sunk.
Indeed. Kids today don’t have much in the way of “music” or movies. For us, it was one hit after another, week after week. Astounding the number of great songs from those years, especially the early 60’s. The fact that rock n roll was only a few years old by then is even more impressive. The creativity that evolved did so quickly and the variety of music, be it black/white, boy/girl, groups/solo, USA/foreign, vocals/instrumentals, soundtracks/novelty songs and so forth, was just unbelivable.
Too bad that momentum didn’t continue. How great it would be to have had so many more songs to celebrate. Instead, as I occasionally glance at what’s “popular” today it’s nothing more than a list of forgettable “songs” and “artists”
No mention of the balad “Big Bad John”?
Pretty sure that was a 1963 Top Ten.
Seems like the Exciters were running at 78 rpm...
Go Away Little Girl-Steve Lawrence
Walk Right In-Rooftop Singers
Hey Paula-Paul & Paula
Walk Like A Man-4 Seasons
Our Day Will Come-Ruby & The Romantics
He's So Fine-Chiffons
I Will Follow Him-Little Peggy March
If You Wanna Be Happy-Jimmy Soul
It's My Party-Lesley Gore
Easier Said Than Done-Essex
Surf City-Jan & Dean
So Much In Love-Tymes
Fingertips-Pt. 2-Little Stevie Wonder
My Boyfriend's Back-The Angels
Blue Velvet-Bobby Vinton
Sugar Shack-Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs
Deep Purple-Nino Tempo & April Stevens
I'm Leaving It Up To You-Dale & Grace
Dominique-The Singing Nun
Flame me if you must; but IMO the Beatles/Stones killed USA RnR, RnB, Doowop and most other USA music.
Your links don’t work.
All “singable”, an aspect of Pop music lost long ago.
Never did like the Beatles....Stones just were ugh. Have always loved Motown and country throw in a little western and I am a happy camper
1961 not 1963. JimmyDean got a grammy nod out of it
Motown got so scary that even Motown moved out.
Good Lord! With the exception of ‘Sukiyaki’ I can recall the lyrics to every one of those songs.
Of course I used to still sing along with Sukiyaki, but mumble most of the time.
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