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    THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS: 'Dedicated to the One

    I Love' (1967). I just had to put this in - it means something special to me.This was their biggest hit in a fairly short chart run in the UK...It made No. 2, kept off the top spot in the summer of '67 by the Tremeloes and 'Silence is Golden'. I just love the tenderness of this...
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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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    PETULA CLARK: 'With All My Heart' (1957).

    This has a light, breezy 'continental' feel to it, as well it might as it's origins are French/Italian. It's not a complicated song; she just loves this guy and she wants to tell him over and over again. It should be tiresome - but it's not...'I love you' isn't a phrase one gets...
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    BUDDY HOLLY AND THE CRICKETS: 'It's So Easy'

    (1958). February 3rd has come around again, it's now 56 years since he left us. Including this not because it was a big hit (it wasn't) but because it's one of Buddy's best and what's more showed him as what he was; a prototype for the decade ahead. This really does stand up so...
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    HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK - Ian Dury

    (1979) Punk? Not really - the intelligence, with and sparkle of the (albeit irreverent) Dury were quite a long way from the punks. Nearly four minutes make it a long record but because it's packed with so many good things it doesn't seem to stay on the deck a moment too long. Is...
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    PETER SKELLERN: 'You're a Lady' (1972).

    This could only have come out of the North of England, with that brass band. The young Skellern's 'signature tune' is a wonderful thing, especially coming as it did from an era of so much disposable pop. From its cinematic opening ('Onto the empty streets we go...') to its...
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    all time favorite music.

    .. This Time - Troy Shondell, Silhouettes - The Rays, Once in a While - The Chimes, Over the Mountain (Across the Sea) - Johnnie & Joe, At the Hop - by my favorite group Danny and the Juniors
    chevelle300fan chevelle300fan 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    Traceavery Traceavery 61-65, M 3 Responses Dec 15, 2014

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    So here's another one: sounds of your footsteps

    tell me you're near brings out the need no one can hear, except for in my midnight confessions when I tell the world that I love you!
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M Oct 16, 2014

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    OneClassyLady OneClassyLady 70+, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    I love all types of oldies.

    My favorite singers are Franki Valli and the four seasons, little Anthony and the imperials, Ben e king, Ritchie valens, and Rosie and the originals
    ilovemrfitz ilovemrfitz 13-15 4 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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    Does anyone remember all the lyrics to

    "American Pie" by Don McClain?
    Ludwigdrummerboy Ludwigdrummerboy 61-65, M 4 Responses Sep 21, 2014

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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 2 Responses Jul 16, 2014

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

    You send me, honest you do. Enough said...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M 4 Responses Feb 13

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    As a child I enjoyed listening to certain music.

    As I was getting older I would find out who sung the song and buy each song with the album. I collected the music I enjoyed and would only listen to that. Now as an adult the music has become an oldie. Some of the music that is played now has lyrics that shouldn't be sung.
    gambler920 gambler920 51-55, M Dec 22, 2014

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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

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    HUGO WINTERHALTER AND HIS ORCHESTRA featuring

    EDDIE HEYWOOD (Piano) 'Canadian Sunset' (1956). One for my Canadian friends :-) A lovely melody, and all in all a great piece of jazz-pop. There was also a vocal version by a young Andy Williams at about the same time. Come to think of it, that had a nice set of words...
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    i LOVE oldies that's like the only thing i

    listen too. n I love to listen to art laboe on Sundays nights n go for a long drive with my love. I may be young but trust I know wassup ✊😌👌💯🎶
    youngadult14 youngadult14 13-15, F Aug 18, 2014

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    Back when musicians had talent.

    I like to listen to the Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers, Chubby Checker, the "Rat Pack", Elvis and the list goes on. Most (not all) of modern music is annoying.
    djag2007 djag2007 26-30, M 4 Responses Jun 14, 2014

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    RUBY MURRAY: 'Softly,

    softly' (1955) - A slow, sentimental ballad from my pile of 78's. Such a sweet song with some pretty lines: - 'Softly, softly, turn the key/And open up my heart'. I think I know someone who'd like this...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 26

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    CILLA BLACK: 'You're my World' (Il mio mundo)

    (1964). Producer George Martin of EMI Records spotted this one and handed it to Cilla who had her second and final No.1 with it. An intense performance of this big Italian ballad which was a hit, seemingly, for everyone but it's original performer, Umberto Bindi, who co-wrote it...
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    Ignore the funky duds on these dudes

    and their Louis XlV hairdos. Ma Belle Amie (1969), by the Dutch group, Tee-Set, is a catchy little tune and the lead singer, Peter Tetteroo, had a pretty nice voice. People in 1969-1970 apparently agreed with me, as the song reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1970. 
    Rutterman Rutterman 36-40, M 5 Responses Dec 14, 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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    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 4 Responses Mar 2, 2009

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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 31-35, F 3 Responses May 16, 2014

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    STREETBAND - 'Toast' (1978).

    Novelty is the bread and butter of pop music, so here's a record about toast, yes -seriously! Paul Young ( for it was he ) narrates the amusing tale about his life-long fondness for the crispy stuff, the track being produced by Ian Dury's partner - in - smiles, Chas Jankel...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    BILLY FURY: 'Wondrous Place' (1960).

    Slow, moody rocker from one of the best of the first-generation British rock stars. This features in the book '1001 songs to hear before you die' - and rightly so, but it was only a minor hit on its release. But it got a second leader of life when it was used for a car...
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    There's a kind of hush/all over the world

    tonight/you can hear the sounds of lovers in love ...
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 10, 2014

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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...
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    I love old music. I love Whitney Houston,

    (even though she's timeless :) ), Cece winans, Anita baker, Luther vandross, Aaliyah, Kirk Franklin, Dionne Warwick, Atlantic Starr... I could go on but the point is, I'm 22 and I'm not into lady gaga, Katy perry, nicki minaj and all of them. I'm into REAL singers singing REAL...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2014

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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...
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    BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: 'Thunder Road' (from the

    album 'Born to Run, 1975). A compelling tale of redemption through departure, this was the opening track to Springsteen's first really important album and it's full of lovely cinematic touches, from the quiet opening with its reference to a Roy Orbison song to the triumphant...
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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...
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    ELLA FITZGERALD: 'Ev'ry time we say Goodbye'

    (1956). Poignant Cole Porter song about, well, how hard it is. Sad and sweet, and beautifully done by Ella. You find it hard too? You're in good company...
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    FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION: 'Walkin'

    after Midnight (1990). The Scottish acoustic band were always a bit of a take on the Fifties...they covered early Elvis, Sam Cooke and...this much-covered Patsy Cline tune from 1957 or thereabouts. This reminds me of last year's Valentine's Night storm - when I went out to see...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 25

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    KAY STARR - 'My Heart Reminds Me' (1957) (YT

    clip here). Attention! Overt sentimentality! This is quite full-on but it's absolutely glorious. The arrangement would have outshone a lesser singer but from start to finish Kay Starr, with that beautiful, powerful voice, is no such thing. She gets right inside this song and...
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    THE DELL-VIKINGS: 'Come Go With Me' (1957).

    My UK-issue Brunswick 78rpm of this gives the groups name as above. Any variations of spelling/hyphenation on any records, anyone?. A joyous affair which demonstrates what can be done with minimal instrumentation and production but a lot of enthusiasm and talent. One of the...
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    Just had the Shirelle's "Will You Still Love Me

    Tomorrow?" pop up on my phone. It had been a while. Beautiful song. What's your favorite?
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 26, 2014

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    THE PENGUINS - EARTH ANGEL (1954) - One of the

    great R and B classics of the Fifties, this recording was not intended to be released in this form. It is a garage recording, poorly balanced and not up to commercial standards.But that doesn't stop this from having far more appeal than the many slicker covers that inevitably...
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    oldies are goodies,stay gold ponyboy

    and off course movies are good like especially greaser movies oldies equal awesome
    tones714677 tones714677 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 16, 2014

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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...
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    Love That Music!

    Even though I wasn't even born yet, I just love this music. I grew up with this music, because my parents used to listen to it. I like a lot: country, jazz, disco, rock 'n roll, love ballads...anything! Some of my favourites (some may not be real oldies, but still...old hits...
    kelly1981 kelly1981 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 16, 2013

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