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I Love to Listen to the Oldies

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    "Sugar, Sugar".......

    .The Archies
    Missminn Missminn 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2015

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    Memories, Not Oldies

    Born in 1957 Philadelphia, it's hard not to remember the songs of my youth. American Bandstand started  there. Bill Haley & the Comets started in an adjoining town. And so many other singers/groups started there. My first wife dated one of the Comets in their high...
    tat2doc tat2doc 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 2, 2009

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    My mom used to have one of those "The Power Of

    Love" cd collections that they used to spam on tv adverts. Now I know the words to some embarassing cheesy songs XD
    calliney calliney 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 14, 2015

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    Does anyone remember all the lyrics to

    "American Pie" by Don McClain?
    BendairDundat BendairDundat 66-70, M 3 Responses Sep 21, 2014

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    I always get good vibes from the oldies

    👌🏼 A fun date with someone would be dressing up old school, going to a club that's hosting a 70s or 80s night and just dance the day away to songs like "September" by Earth, Wind & Fire and "The Magic Moment" by Four Tops, "Dancing In The Moonlight" by King Harvest, "The...
    Gabs1997 Gabs1997 18-21, T Aug 29, 2015

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    I Grew Up On 'em

    My first favorite singer was Brenton Woods (Whoop It On Me, The Oogum, Boogum Song) and I was only four years old! Then it was Diana Ross and Aretha Franklin (apparently I'd sing Respect as I walked down the street and serenade strangers) at the same age, and so one. I still love...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 18, 2008

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    JIMMY JONES: 'The Search is Over' (1959).

    This is the 'B' side of 'Handy Man' and appeared on a yellow and black MGM single in the UK. I have had it since I was young but hadn't played lately, until just now when it suddenly popped into my mind. Some records I have I never bothered playing the 'B' side all the way...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 3, 2015

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    My favorite oldies are romantic ballads.

    ,The Greaserswould all harmonize on this stuff between fights , Seriously like West side story except they sang while rumbling LOL
    illbeyouirhuckleberry illbeyouirhuckleberry 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 16, 2014

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    Have You Ever Seen The Rain

    ....... Creedance Clearwater Revival.....It was by chance that I came across this tune. Someone on EP had mentioned the name Creedance. This brought back memories. My grandma was an avid listener... she loved country, soul, gospel, pop....you name it. As long as it was not...
    HardingP119 HardingP119 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 8, 2013

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    DON McLEAN: 'Till Tomorrow' (from the album

    'American Pie' (1971)). So many beautiful, moving songs all in one place. And this is just one of them...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M Sep 28, 2015

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    STAN FREBERG: 'The Yellow Rose of Texas'

    (1955). Yes there really WAS a record called 'The Yellow Rose of Texas' by Mitch Miller as it happens ..and which sounded **almost** like Freberg's parody. The best parodies always *are* pretty close to the truth...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M 1 Response May 13, 2015

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    C&C MUSIC FACTORY: 'Things

    that make you go hmm' (1991):0)
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 23, 2015

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    KlaraVoyet KlaraVoyet 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    VALERIE CARR: 'When the Boys talk about the

    Girls' (1958). Dated? yes, but it's wonderful almost *because* of that. There's that Platters-style piano-not to everyone's taste-but the alto sax and choir are beautiful...and Valerie can sing. I always imagine Wolfman Jack introduceing this with that gravelly voice of his...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 1, 2015

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    Try a Little Tenderness- Otis Redding You Send

    Me-Sam Cooke Hug Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me- Mel Carter
    XxLoveInTheDarkxX XxLoveInTheDarkxX 18-21 1 Response Nov 9, 2015

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    ween84 ween84 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 5, 2015

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    I love to listen to the oldies at home

    and in my car. I love to sing the words of the songs. I love the 60s, 70, 80, and 90s. I do not care for the newer music. I just adore the oldies and they are sure goodies. I love both individuals and groups for my listening entertainment.
    momworkingout momworkingout 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 13, 2014

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    To be loved by Jackie Wilson.

    He has such a beautiful voice
    Likeomgitsdylan9 Likeomgitsdylan9 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 18, 2015

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    Every year my school holds this production

    called "Rock-n-Roll Revival" we bring back music from the 50's onward and play it. It's one of my favorite times of the school year
    Delta40 Delta40 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 20, 2015

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    JAMES TAYLOR: 'Fire

    and Rain' (1970). A lot of people who hear this are hearing a song about the Vietnam war. But in fact the song was more personal to Taylor than that. Suzanne was a friend who committed suicide; the 'fire' was the electro-convulsive therapy to which Taylor was once subjected...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 15, 2015

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    EMILIO PERICOLI: 'Al Di Là' (1962).

    "What does 'Al Di Là' mean?" "It means....it's kind of hard to explain...far, far away...'beyond the beyond'...beyond this world...That's how much he loves her in the song...."This is the film version of 'Al Di Là', from the film 'Rome Adventure, with this...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 1, 2015

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    IAN DURY: 'Wake up and make love with me'

    (from the album, 'New Boots and Panties', 1977). Writing a funny record about sex can't be *that* easy but it seems to fall easily enough to Ian Dury who does it with his usual wit. The album was a student staple in the late seventies, and Dury's record in the singles charts was...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M 3 Responses Mar 29, 2015

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    "Living For The Love Of You.

    ".....The Isley Brothers
    Missminn Missminn 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2015

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    BOBBY DARIN: 'La Mer (Beyond the Sea)' (1958)

    I love the *confidence* of this one - this guy just *knows* what's going to happen! It's a fabulous record - not only the delivery but the orchestration and production are spot-on.I'm not just a music fan but also a Francophile, and this song has an interesting history that's...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M 3 Responses Mar 1, 2015

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    "Being with you" Smokey!

    !!!! Gets me every time.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 24, 2015

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    I usually listen to them

    when I'm really happy Aretha Franklin is my favorite and Frank Sinatra
    KyloIsBen KyloIsBen 18-21, F Jan 14

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    Have you noticed how the term oldies disappears

    when talking about rock music from the late 60's on? The term becomes classic rock. There's a station in town that updates it's playlist every 5 years or so and when they got to 70's music they changed their name from Oldies 95 to 94.9. And they refer to the music as classic.
    ksbobmst ksbobmst 26-30, M Aug 29, 2015

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    "People can change, they always do.

    " Love this English/Spanish version 😍 I must see him this July 💕
    Anchoredheart1 Anchoredheart1 18-21, F Jun 14, 2015

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    MICHAEL BUBLE: 'I Wish You Love' (2002).

    One of many English-language versions of the Charles Trenet song I posted earlier in the day. There's a lovely generous sentiment to this, and they've kept it simple, with just a vocal and guitar.
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M Nov 14, 2015

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    TOMMY EDWARDS: 'It's All in the Game' (1958).

    There's an interesting story behind this one. The tune was written in 1911 by Charles Dawes, a future Vice-President of the US. The tune was rediscovered in the early 1950s by the songwriter Carl Sigman, who put the soothing words we all know to Dawes' melody. Tommy Edwards had...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M 3 Responses Apr 10, 2015

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    I love the oldies from the 50s with Presley

    and so many others through the 80s with Billy Joel and Elton John. There is so many favorite groups and individuals with wonderful words to live by. I sit and listen to all kinds of music when I am at work, in my car, and at home too.
    femalechilling femalechilling 36-40, F 3 Responses May 16, 2014

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    I can look you in the eyes

    and tell you I can do with out you, I want to live my life like an open book do you, like a thief in the night the way you stole my heart keep it I don't want it back I know it's in good hands baby I commit... to love...
    foolishwiseguy foolishwiseguy 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 16, 2015

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    BUDDY HOLLY: 'True Love Ways' (1960).

    This lovely slow dance number was a posthumous release. It was also one of Buddy's last studio recordings, dating from a session in New York in October 1958. That light, youthful voice still sounds so fresh...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M 3 Responses Feb 3, 2015

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    Billie Holiday - Crazy He Calls me https://www.

    youtube.com/watch?v=1pcATgmHBdk "I say I'll move the mountains And I'll move the mountains If he wants them out of the way Crazy, he calls me Sure I'm crazy Crazy in love, I'd say I say I'll go through fire And I'll go through fire As he wants it, so it will be Crazy, he calls...
    aloysia aloysia 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 26, 2015

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    Landslide -fleetwood mac I've been afraid of

    changing / 'Cause I've built my life around you / But time makes you bolder / Children get older / I'm getting older, too
    aloysia aloysia 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 26, 2015

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    ktjade ktjade 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2015

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    SAM COOKE: 'You Send Me' (1957).

    You send me, honest you do. Enough said...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M 3 Responses Feb 13, 2015

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    "Unchained Melody"...

    ..Righteous Brothers
    Missminn Missminn 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2015

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    I feel bad for the elders

    who have to have someone watch over them for the remaining years of their lives. What a ****** way to die.
    PopeBePimpin PopeBePimpin 22-25, M Jul 2, 2015

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    SONNY JAMES: 'The Cat Came Back' (1956).

    There's a cat around here that I hadn't seen for a while...but yesterday she reappeared, greeting me like a long lost friend. I told a friend on here about this, and she said 'The cat came back? That's a song title!' It was then that I remembered Sonny James...they always come...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 4, 2015

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    Here's a really old throwback I discovered

    today: Sister Rosetta Tharpe- I Want A Tall Skinny Papa http://youtu.be/woSDknWzhL8
    BornInTheWrongEra72 BornInTheWrongEra72 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2015

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    avonladyirs avonladyirs 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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    ANTHONY NEWLEY: 'I've Waited So Long' (from

    the film 'Idle on Parade', 1959). This was actually a parody of the way hit records sounded in 1959, and was in all probability modelled on Billy Fury's self - penned hit 'Maybe Tomorrow', which had charted earlier in the year. Parody maybe, corny certainly, but the sentiment is...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 27, 2015

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