Top 10, plus bonus songs

Unleash your inner beast!

Alright, here we go again!

This time, when I was looking at the 100 best songs of 1962, I rated a lot more songs than usual. It doesn’t mean that I will publish all the songs I marked, but I felt the need to listen to, at least some notes of these songs, to see if I liked them enough, to publish them in the newspaper. But, as I say every week, feel free to check out the list yourself and post the songs you really like in your comment. Here is the link to the list:…

OK, let’s go :

Number 1:

Oh yes! It is truly one of the most beautiful melodies in all of pop music. All I had to hear was ten seconds, and I knew it, like an old friend. I never knew the name of the song. That’s why I’m doing this series. I’m so glad I found this one, and it makes sense that it’s number one.

Number 2:

This one is similar to Georgia On My Mind. They both have a back-up orchestra. Smooth.

Number 3:

Alright, this one takes us back a bit, to the 50s doo wop. But it’s fun.

Number 4:

This is a simple love song, and this man sang it, so softly, so precisely. It’s a sad song, but good.

Number 5:

Another melody, it’s like an old friend, but I had forgotten. Fun, to hear again.

Number 6:

This video looks like a lip sync session, taken from an old movie. The feelings come through, in the facial expressions, including the actor and actress watching the group. Truly, a beautiful emotional experience. Better than just hearing it on the radio. This project adds a richer experience to those old songs of my memories.

Number 7:

Such a nice fun dance song. I really don’t know what actual dance moves constitute true Loco-motion, but who cares? I can only do a two-step old man, so that’s what I’ll do. I have to start making my own YouTube videos, of my dance moves!

Number 8:

I don’t remember ever hearing this song before. Very good song, with a powerful rhythm.

Number 9:

I think I posted it last week, but it wasn’t in the top ten. Truly a classic. Anyone can do the twist, right?

Number 10:

Such a beautiful happy joyful love song.

Unless you really think about those who join the military and those they leave behind, and the many things that can go wrong in that situation.

I like the guitar solo, in the middle, anyhow old-fashioned.

Now it’s time for me to listen to a bunch of other top 100 songs and see which ones I’ll post here.

Number 11:

You see, the very next song, after the top ten, and I had to try it, and, yeah, I like it. The vocal style, reminds me of the best notes sung by Roy Orbison. Pleasant.

Number 21:

I think I only heard this song once or twice, a long time ago. I like it. Jazz lively, but soft. Pleasant.

Number 28:

Wow! This song is so outstanding, I think I remember my parents loved it. It doesn’t get much better than that. Mmmmm.

Number 37:

Again, this melody is an old friend, and that’s why I’m doing this series, to find old friends, that I had totally forgotten.

Once I tried to play the piano, a little, and I think I might be able to play this simple piece. I can’t go wrong listening to this one over and over again.

Number 46:

I grew up with Burl Ives’ music, at least two or three of his songs. I like his voice.

Number 47:

Every little detail of this song is so well done, the drums, the guitar, the harmonizing vocals. Pleasant.

Number 53:

Okay, in order to build these logs, without spending a crazy number of hours and hours doing it, when I start a song, and I know I’m going to include it, I pause it, like ten seconds, and I copy and paste.

This one? No, I had to let him play, until the end. HMMMMmmmm. Green onions, indeed.

Number 54:

So really exceptional. Has Ray Charles ever recorded a shitty song? I do not think so. And it was really one of his best recordings. At the beginning it says, music and lyrics by Cindy Walker and Eddy Arnold. But Ray Charles sang it right. Working together has worked so well.

Number 65:

I like this one better than “Crying”.

Number 78:

This song is way too sad for me, but, she sang it so well, I just couldn’t put it down.

Number 83:

In the sixties there was a game show in the afternoon called The Match Game. It was the theme song. So I grew up singing, in my head, to this tune: “The match game, the match game, the match game, the match game…”.

I really didn’t know the title of this song. Now yes. Fun, easy-listening song to keep me entertained for the rest of my life.

Number 85:

Alright, this one is really over the top, for me. Too emotional. I don’t know how precise the details are in these song lyrics, but, as you know, this story song is based on a true story. My father was also in the US Navy, blowing up German submarines.

And then, after all that, JFK was assassinated in 1963.

I was in the hospital room when my father, Don, died in 2001.

We are also Irish. My father’s mother’s maiden name was Ada Frances Kelly.

Never mind.

Number 98:

It’s folk music rather than rock, but I always liked it:…

i have a hammer
And I have a bell
And I have a song to sing
All over this earth
It’s the hammer of justice
It’s the freedom bell
This is the song about the love between
My brothers and my sisters
All over this earth

Alright, time to post this beast.



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