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Favorite Golden Oldies-- Part Three, The British Invasion

  • Sep 30, 2010
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As usual these are NOT listed in order of preference. I have kept all songs by the same artist or group together though.
1
We've Gotta Get Out of This Place
I love me some Eric Burdon, and this song in particular which I regard as the postal workers' national anthem.
2
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
This song and the nest really summed up my adolescent split personality; On one hand hoping that I wouldn't offen anyone by being taken out of context, and on the other only too happy to spit my opinion right in their face.
4
You're My World
Cilla Black was another of Brian Epstein's (The Beatles' manager) proteges. She only had two hit records in the states but they were good ones.
6
As Tears Go By
Marianne Faithfull was one of Mick Jagger's girl friends and she had a big hit over here with this sad, sweet ballad.
7
Those Were the Days
Mary Hopkins' only hit in the U.S. was adapted from a Russian folk song with which I was already familiar.
8
Ferry Cross the Mersey
I was a big fan of Gerry and the Pacemakers and I always loved this song because it spoke of his love for his hometown of Liverpool
9
It's Gonna Be Alright
The perfect Pacemakers' song--all peppy and upbeat and as you listened you could actually HEAR thebig grin on Gerry's face.
10
Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying
"...the night's the time for your tears..." Just a nice song that said it was okay to feel sorry for yourself because it was going to get better eventually.
11
I'm Telling You Now
How could I make a list and not put a song by goofy Freddy Garrity of Freddy and the Dreamers on it?
12
All Day and All of the Night
Nobody sounded quite like the Kinks. In fact sometimes they didn't either.
13
A Well Respected Man
How much more different could this song be from the one above?
14
Over Under Sideways Down
The Yardbirds was the starting point for a lot of very famous musicians--among them Eric Clapton..
16
Heart Full of Soul
Probably my favorite of their songs.
17
Let's Spend the Night Together
I was never all that big a fan of the Stones but I have a soft spot for this one.
18
Paint it Black
This is just a great song--love the middle eastern or Indian harmony in it.
19
I'm a Man
Steve Winwood was literally just a kid when he fronted for the Spencer Davis Group.
20
Gimme Some Lovin'
The American version of this song is the one to get because it rocks out a lot harder.
21
Yesterday's Gone
Ya gotta have your ballads and that's where Chad and Jeremy came in.
24
Wear Your Love Like Heaven
There are a lot of obvious songs to pick when you start looking at Donovan, but when I saw him in concert these were the three that I enjoyed the most.
25
Happiness Runs
"...Everybody is a part of everything anyway/ You can be happy if you let yourself be."
27
Glad All Over
My brother was convinced that the Dave Clark Five was going to be bigger than The Beatles. This is an irresistable song.
28
Carrie Anne
Love this Hollies song to death.
29
The Air That I Breathe
Okay, is sential slop, but it's good sentimental slop.
30
Do Wah Diddy Diddy
You can't think about music of the 60s without thinking of this one.
31
The Mighty Quinn
Did you know that Bob Dylan wrote this?
32
Time of the Season
"What's your name? Who's your daddy? Is he rich like me?"
33
Son of a Preacher Man
They say that Aretha Franklin turned this one down--and then she heard Dusty's version of it!
34
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
The ultimate in wishy-washy, whiny, wimpy "I'll do anything for you, baby, just don't leave me" women's songs.
35
I'm Into Something Good
No matter how many time people make fun of this song I can't help liking it--the tune is just too damned catchy.

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October 16, 2010
Nice list, Karen. I'm less familiar with some of these titles, but I see some personal favorites listed (I especially like #2).
October 16, 2010
So you like an Animals song. Good for you!
October 17, 2010
Yeah, I used to listen to oldies a lot when I was younger. I'm getting back into them these days now too. :)
October 20, 2010
Back in '81 there was a station that played the widest variety of stuff I ever heard in my life. One minute you'd be listening to something fairly current and the next you'd be listening to Eddie Cantor singing "Making Whoopie". Apparently I was the only person who got a kick out of this format because it didn't last long.
October 21, 2010
Sounds like a good station. Too bad it didn't last long. Traditional radio stations are so boring these days.
October 21, 2010
When my daughter has her radio on I can't tell when one song has ended and another begun--unless the singer has changed sexes.
October 22, 2010
LOL! Sounds like typical radio today.
 
October 01, 2010
Great list. The British Invasion was in full swing when I started collecting records in 1965. I loved it all! I see you love Gerry and the Pacemakers. I agree!
October 01, 2010
Yeah. And The Animals. I could have put in another dozen songs for them easily.
 
October 01, 2010
I'm all about the Kinks, the Yardbird, and Cream. Damn good music that pushed hard rock and blues rock forward. I'm surprised you don't have anything by The Who though.
October 01, 2010
Don't like 'em that much.
 
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