Dienstag, September 16, 2008

Top Songs of 1969

I saw this meme on Margene's blog.

Incidentally, all of the songs listed that I didn't mark are songs I literally don't remember hearing. But guess what! I lived in a home without a radio! That explains a lot, doesn't it?

Up in my room I had an old radio my grandpa had given me, that I wasn't supposed to have. I remember hearing "Whiter Shade of Pale" and "California Dreamin'" on it late at night, but during the day it never got a signal.

Instead, I saved up for albums. One album may have saved my life. At the height of the Haight-Ashbury revolution, I ran away from home. I had just enough money for a bus ticket out of Mackay, Idaho to San Francisco. On my way to the bus station I saw the Sgt. Pepper Beatles album. Bus ticket or Beatles album? I bought the album and called my parents to come pick me up and take me home.

And now the Meme:


If you want to play, here's what you do:

  • Go to Music Outfitters.

  • Enter the year you graduated high school in the search box.

  • Bold the songs you like, strike through the ones you hate and underline and/or italicize your favorite. Do nothing to the ones you don’t remember (or don’t care about)


  • 1. Aquarius, Fifth Dimension
    2. Sugar, Sugar, Archies

    3. I Can't Get Next To You, Temptations
    4. Honky Tonk Women, Rolling Stones
    5. Build Me Up Buttercup, Foundations
    6. Dizzy, Tommy Roe
    7. Hot Fun In The Summertime, Sly and The Family Stone
    8. I'll Never Fall In Love Again, Tom Jones
    9. Everyday People, Sly and The Family Stone
    10. Get Together, Youngbloods
    11. One, Three Dog Night
    12. Crystal Blue Persuasion, Tommy James and The Shondells
    13. Hair, Cowsills
    14. Too Busy Thinking About My Baby, Marvin Gaye
    15. Love Theme From Romeo And Juliet, Henry Mancini and His Orch.
    16. Crimson And Clover, Tommy James and The Shondells
    17. Grazin' In The Grass, Friends Of Distinction
    18. Suspicious Minds, Elvis Presley
    19. Proud Mary, Creedence Clearwater Revival
    20. What Does It Take (To Win Your Love), Jr. Walker and The All Stars
    21. It's Your Thing, Isley Brothers
    22. Sweet Caroline, Neil Diamond
    23. Jean, Oliver
    24. Bad Moon Rising, Creedence Clearwater Revival
    25. Get Back, The Beatles
    26. In The Year 2525, Zager and Evans
    27. Spinning Wheel, Blood, Sweat and Tears
    28. Baby, I Love You, Andy Kim
    29. Going In Circles, Friends Of Distinction
    30. Hurt So Bad, Lettermen
    31. Green River, Creedence Clearwater Revival
    32. My Cherie Amour, Stevie Wonder
    33. Easy To Be Hard, Three Dog Night
    34. Baby It's You, Smith
    35. In The Ghetto, Elvis Presley
    36. A Boy Named Sue, Johnny Cash
    37. Baby, Baby Don't Cry, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
    38. Only The Strong Survive, Jerry Butler
    39. Time Of The Season, Zombies
    40. Wedding Bell Blues, Fifth Dimension
    41. Little Woman, Bobby Sherman
    42. Love (Can Make You Happy), Mercy
    43. Good Morning Starshine, Oliver
    44. These Eyes, The Guess Who
    45. You've Made Me So Very Happy, Blood, Sweat and Tears
    46. Put A Little Love In Your Heart, Jackie DeShannon
    47. Do Your Thing, Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
    48. I'd Wait A Million Years, The Grass Roots
    49. Touch Me, The Doors
    50. More Today Than Yesterday, Spiral Starecase
    51. I've Gotta Be Me, Sammy Davis Jr.
    52. Lay Lady Lay, Bob Dylan
    53. Atlantis, Donovan
    54. Traces, Dennis Yost and The Classics IV
    55. It's Getting Better, Mama Cass Elliot
    56. This Magic Moment, Jay and The Americans
    57. Run Away Child, Running Wild, Temptations
    58. Hawaii Five-O, Ventures
    59. Galveston, Glen Campbell
    60. I'm Gonna Make You Mine, Lou Christie
    61. Gitarzan, Ray Stevens
    62. Can I Change My Mind, Tyrone Davis
    63. Time Is Tight, Booker T and The MG's
    64. This Girl's In Love With You, Dionne Warwick
    65. Color Him Father, Winstons
    66. Black Pearl, Sonny Charles and The Checkmates, Ltd.
    67. Indian Giver, 1910 Fruitgum Company
    68. Mother Popcorn (Part I), James Brown
    69. Twenty-five Miles, Edwin Starr
    70. Things I'd Like To Say, New Colony Six
    71. When I Die, Motherlode
    72. That's The Way Love Is, Marvin Gaye
    73. Everybody's Talkin', Nilsson
    74. Worst That Could Happen, Brooklyn Bridge
    75. Chokin' Kind, Joe Simon
    76. Smile A Little Smile For Me, Flying Machine
    77. Polk Salad Annie, Tony Joe White
    78. Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town, Kenny Rogers and The First Edition
    79. Games People Play, Joe South
    80. You Showed Me, Turtles
    81. Come Together, The Beatles
    82. Oh, What A Night, Dells
    83. Something, The Beatles
    84. This Girl Is A Woman Now, Gary Puckett and The Union Gap
    85. Tracy, Cuff Links
    86. Mr. Sun, Mr. Moon, Paul Revere and The Raiders
    87. I'm Gonna Make You Love Me, Diana Ross and The Supremes
    88. I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Marvin Gaye
    89. Gimme Gimme Good Lovin', Crazy Elephant
    90. Hang 'Em High, Booker T and The MG's
    91. Your Good Thing (Is About To End), Lou Rawls
    92. Baby I'm For Real, Originals
    93. You Showed Me, Turtles
    94. Love Me Tonight, Tom Jones
    95. Ramblin' Gamblin' Man Bob, Seger System
    96. Laughing, The Guess Who
    97. My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me), David Ruffin
    98. Soul Deep, Box Tops
    99. Hooked On A Feeling, B.J. Thomas
    100. Sweet Cream Ladies, Box Tops

    Yes, I'm still in Austria. After I finished packing I scheduled this to publish during the week.

    1 Kommentar:

    Margene hat gesagt…

    It doesn't look like we could sit and listen to music together (other than Mozart) but you had some great stuff in 1969...The Doors, Youngbloods, Three Dog Night and many great Beattles tunes. Plus, I loved Smith and Sly Stone!

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