1_ Here is what it says on the label of Betty Everette's 1964 top 10 hit: "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)" THIS LINK has a little more on "The Shoop Song" and Betty Everette. Back to Questions
2_ Carly Simon broke into the top 10 in the summer of '71 with a song, which she co-wrote, by the name of "That's the Way I've Always Heard it Should Be." According to 77 WABC in New York, "That's the Way I've Always Heard it Should Be" was ranked number 80 for the year of 1971. You can take a look at the unofficial words to "That's the Way I've Always Heard it Should Be." at the topped ranked Oldies Lyrics site, "Words Heard by You"
3_ A very entertaining group called Freddie & The Dreamers, who were once known as The Kingfishers, had a top 10 hit with "You Were Made For Me" and a lesser hit with "Do The Freddie" in 1964. These were follow up hits to their big number 1 hit!
4_ Freddie & The Dreamers big number 1 hit was "I'm Telling You Now." "I'm Telling You Now" was Written by Freddie Garrity (Freddie in Freddie and The Dreamers) and Mitch Murray who also wrote "How Do You Do It" (You know, how do you do what you do to me?) for Gerry and The Pacemakers. THIS LINK links to a nice "Freddie and The Dreamers" site. Then go to "Words Heard by You" by clicking on Oldies Lyrics to see the words heard by you for "I'm Telling You Now."
5_ Shirley Ellis' top 10 hit of 1965 was "The Name Game." There is an outstanding article about Shirley Ellis and "The Name Game," complete with "The Name Game" rules, at THIS LINK.
6_ Bruce Johnston, maybe better known as Brian Wilson's road replacement, wrote "I Write the Songs." The song won a Grammy. Thus, Bruce Johnston became the only "Beach Boy" to win a Grammy. For more information on this beautiful song, click on THIS LINK
7_ "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" was written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin. They were one of the most prolific song writing teams of all time. THIS LINK has more information on "Will You still Love Me Tomorrow" and great stuff on Carole King
8_ In 1959 Johnny Horton gave us "The Battle of New Orleans." THIS LINK tells the very interesting story of the song, and THIS LINK has more on the song.
9_ The guy that made Sue Thompson all dreamy eyed was "Norman." You can read about the Lovin' , kissin', hugin, lovey doven' Norman (if you dare) at "Words Heard by You" by clicking on Oldies Lyrics.
10_ Linda Ronstadt was the lead singer for "The Stone Poneys."
11_ Different Drum was written by Michael Nesmeth in his pre-Monkees days. THIS LINK is, actually, a part of a Linda Ronstadt sight but includes pictures of Stone Poneys album covers and has lots of information about them. It, also, has a link to the "Different Drum" lyrics.
12_Bob B. Soxx & The Bluejeans sang "Why Do Lovers Break Each Other's Hearts?" Darlene Love was the lead singer. There is a great "make you feel good" type of story about Darlene Love at THIS LINK.
13_Rod Argent was the keyboardist for "The Zombies." He Wrote "She's Not There" and "Time of the Season" plus many more songs for the group. Did you ever wonder who does the great lead vocal to "She's Not There?" It is Colin Blunstone. You can read about Colin, Rod and a lot more at Rod Argent's own site which is located at THIS LINK.
14_ Believe it or not, it was Lorenz Hart and Richard Rogers who wrote "Blue Moon" in 1934. Any fan of "Blue Moon" will definitely want to click THIS LINK.
15_ It was old Ben Cartright himself, Loren Greene.
16_ It was Steve Lawrence for "Go Away Little Girl" and Eydie Grome for "Blame It On The Bosa Nova." Actually, they were both in the top 10 at the same time on 77 WABC, New York's weekly survey. "Blame it on the Bosa Nova" was written by Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann. They are a husband wife songwriting team who wrote a lot of really great songs. The list of impressive hits they wrote include, "You've Lost That Lovin" Feelin." by the Rightous Brothers, "Don't Know Much" by Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville and On Broadway By The Drifters (Also done by George Benson). THIS LINK links to Eydie's album. THIS LINK links to a page about the incredible songwriting team Mann & Weil. There's a nice story about Steve Lawrence at THIS LINK. I can't find any information about Eydie and Steve being the only husband and wife to have different solo hits in the top 40 at the same time. Maybe you and I are the only ones who know. The time frame that these two were in the top 40 was February - March 1963. If you know anything different, tell me about it at THIS LINK.
17_ Because of a record label contract dispute, The 4 Seasons recorded " Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" as The Wonder Who. Their version contained the first 3 of the 4 verses of the song.
18_ Bob Dylan wrote "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright and recorded it on one of his early albums, "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan." By clicking Oldies Lyrics you can see all 4 verses to the song at "Words Heard by You."
19_ A female trio who called themselves The Cookies recorded "Chains," "Don't Say Nothin' Bad (About My Baby)" and "Girls Grow Up Faster Than Boys" all in 1963. Also, in 1963, they backed up Eydie Gorme on "Blame It On The Bosa Nova." There is a wonderful web page all about "The Cookies" at THIS LINK. Clicking on Oldies Lyrics takes you to the number 1 Web Site for Oldies Lyrics, "Words Heard by You" for the words to "Chains" and "Don't Say Nothin' (Bad About My Baby)." We Don't yet have the Words Heard by You for "Girls Grow Up Faster Than Boys" but we do know that this song is another Carole King - Gerry Goffin composition and it contains the salacious line "Take a look at me, now, tell me what you see now, 36-22-35." WOW!!!
20_ Annette Funidello was writing on the sidewalks and walls about "Tall Paul." You can read more about Annette Funicello at THIS LINK and by clicking Oldies Lyrics you can read about Annette's own personal skyscraper, Tall Paul, at "Words Heard by You."
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