81_ The song "Crazy" was written by Willie Nelson. It was a huge country hit and a moderate pop hit in 1961. Crazy as it seems, I'm sure you'll like what's at THIS LINK.
82_ The song referred to is "Brand New Key." It was number 1 on 77 WABC, New York for 2 weeks and was Billboard's number 7 song of the year for 1971. The singer / songwriter of "Brand New Key" is Melanie (Safka). Many people think Melanie was a member of "The Seekers" and/or "The New Seekers" but this is not true. Also, most people don't know that she performed at Woodstock. Her song "Lay Down (Candles in the Wind)" was inspired by this event. THIS LINK takes you to a Website called "Melanie's Place, Not Just Another Pretty Face." Then, read more about Melanie after clicking THIS LINK. Clicking THIS LINK, through the magic of hyperspace, will land you on the words and a midi of "Brand New Key."
82_ The song referred to is "Brand New Key." It was number 1 on 77 WABC, New York for 2 weeks and was Billboard's number 7 song of the year for 1971. The singer / songwriter of "Brand New Key" is Melanie (Safka). Many people think Melanie was a member of "The Seekers" and/or "The New Seekers" but this is not true. Also, most people don't know that she performed at Woodstock. Her song "Candles in the Wind" was inspired by this event. THIS LINK takes you to a Website called "Melanie's Place, Not Just Another Pretty Face." Then, read more about Melanie after clicking THIS LINK.
83_ Big Brother and the Holding Company was the name of the group who recorded "Piece of My Heart." The name of the album the song was on is "Cheap Thrills." The name of the group's lead singer was Janis Joplin. The song was on the charts in 1968 and got as high as number 12 on Billboard and number 18 on 77 WABC, New York. THIS LINK links to a good overview of the band at Wikipedia. Then, there is some more information on Big Brother and the Holding Company and a picture of their "Cheap Thrills" album at THIS LINK.
84_ The name of this morose song is "You Better Sit Down, Kids." It peaked for Cher at number 9 on 77 WABC, New York early in 1968. Glen Campbell included it on his "Wichita Lineman" album later in 1968. "You Better Sit Down, Kids" was written, of course, by Sonny Bono. To be taken to "Words Heard by You," click on Oldies Lyrics and you will find the unofficial words to "You Better Sit Down, Kids."
85_ "Can't Help Myself," the song that starts out with "Sugar pie, honey bunch." and "I'll Be There" were number hits for one of the most successful singing combos of our time, The Four Tops. They also had several other top 40 recordings. THIS LINK gives you a nice overview of The Four Tops and their hit records.
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86_ Herb Alpert did, actually, play the trumpet some on his 1968 number 1 song, "This Guy's in Love With You." You will arrive at " Words Heard by You" if you click Oldies Lyrics. Once there, you can peruse, or just haphazardly skim, the unofficial lyrics to "This Guy's in Love With You."
87_ His fame may have been short lived but he took the music world by storm in 1972. We are talking about Gilbert O' Sullivan. THIS LINK is to a short profile of Gilbert O'Sullivan. The song we referenced in this question is "Alone Again, Naturally." Since it seems to be such a happy tune, a lot of us overlook the fact that it is a truly dour song. THIS LINK will show you those dour words. His other platinum record in 1972 was "Clair."
88_ The Beau Brummels were the Brit-like San Francisco group who recorded "Just a Little." THIS LINK takes you to a site with a lot of good Beau Brummel information.
89_ The Beau Brummels had another top 20 hit with "Laugh Laugh." The hyperlink, Oldies Lyrics links to "Words Heard by You" for the unofficial words to "Laugh Laugh."
90_ The correct name is "Mashed Potato Time." Sorry about the tricky question here but anything to get us reminiscing about the Mashed Potato is a good thing. There is a great little Dee Dee Sharp page at THIS LINK.
91_ The dance was the Watusi and the song by The Orlons was "The Wah-Watusi." Like Chubby Checker and Dee Dee Sharp, The Orlons were from Philadelphia. Click on THIS LINK and get up and dance. Then, THIS LINK tells the history of The Orlons.
92_ Think about Dolly Parton and you probably think of a couple of other things before you think of a songwriter, but she is a songwriter and a darn good one! She wrote the 1992 song of the year "I will Always Love You." She wrote it in 1974. She wrote "9 to 5," as well. This song was nominated for a Golden Globe award for best original song. THIS LINK links to a facts page on "I Will Always Love You." THIS LINK gives a nice overview of the Career of Dolly Rebecca Parton.
93_ Shirley Bassey had a big hit in 1964 with "Goldfinger" which was, of course, a James Bond movie. THIS LINK links to a page where you discuss you favorite James Bond movie actors and characters. THIS LINK links to a page about Shirley Bassey.
94_ The last number 1 hit Elvis had in the New York market, was "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" It topped the charts way back in 1960. "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" was number 1 for 4 weeks on 77 WABC, New York. As it was first climbing the charts, Elvis' "It's Now Or Never" was the number 1 song. It was number 1 for 2 weeks. "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" was Billboard's number 2 song for the year 1960, "It's Now or Never" was number 3!
After "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" Elvis scored a number 1 on Billbords hot 100 in 1961 with "Surender." "Surender" was number 1 for 2 weeks and was the number 15 song of 1961. Then, in 1962, Elvis went to the top of Billboard's top 100 with "Good Luck Charm." This is the last Elvis Presley number 1 song, according to Billboard. Through the years 1960 to 1972 Elvis had many near misses. "Little Sister" and the very beautiful "Can't Help Falling in Love" were big hits, but they both peaked at number 2. "Return to Sender," "In The Ghetto," "Cryin' in the Chapel," "Suspicious Minds" and "Burning Love" were, also big hits for Elvis. With "Suspicious Minds" being from 1969 and "Burning Love" from 1972, Elvis proved he had survived the British Invasion and remained popular into the Disco era. THIS LINK will refresh your memory of the beautiful song "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" and the job Elvis did bringing the most out of it. THIS LINK links to the senior citizen version of "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" Then, hopefully THIS LINK won't give you a "Suspicious Mind," but it will let you listen to a song about them.
95_ The name of the bloody big hit was "Mack the Knife."
96_ "Mack The Knife" was performed by Bobby Darin. Look Out! THIS LINK has more info on ol' Macky, and THIS LINK profiles Bobby Darin, another pop artist whose life ended much, much too soon.
97_ Known best for her prowess as a Reggae singer, Millie Small recorded "My Boy, Lollipop." It is rumored that Rod Stewart played the harmonica on this record. THIS LINK tells the very interesting story of Reggae singer Millie Small. Then, sing along with "My Boy Lolipop" at THIS LINK.
98_ Frank Sinatra had a top 5 hit in 1966 with "That's Life." In this song, which was written by Kelly Gordon and Dean Kay Thompson , he proclaimed he had been "a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a poet, a pawn and a king." He'd also been up and down and over and out. After clicking Oldies Lyrics you will be able to read all about what was happening to "Ol' Blue Eyes" at the Web Site, Words Heard by You.
99_ "And I Love You So" was written by a singer / songwriter who is much better known for writing and singing the 1972 super hit "American Pie." This, of course , is Don McLean. THIS LINK will keep you up date on Don McLean. THIS LINK will take you to the song "And I Love You So." As for Perry Como, we forget that he was a true 50's superstar. From 1955 through 1957 he scored top 10 hits with "Ko Ko Mo", "Tina Marie", "Hot Diggity", "More" and "Round and Round." Add to that his 1970 and 1973 hits "It's Impossible" and "And I Love Her So" and you could only conclude that Perry Como was not only a TV personality and an easy listening recording star but he was also a major top 40 artist in the Rock and Roll era!
100_ The guy who sounded like Elvis and had a big hit in 1964 with "Suspicion" was Terry Stafford. Actually, Terry Stafford became a successful songwriter on the country circuit. Many Elvis fans may remember that Elvis actually did cut "Suspicion" on an album he recorded in 1962 which was called "Pot Luck." Elvis' "Suspicion" was not released as a single. Also, many people confuse the song "Suspicion" with a very big Elvis hit titled "Suspicious Minds" which peaked at number 4 on 77 WABC, New York in October, 1969. THIS LINK will tell you the story of Terry Stafford. THIS LINK doesn't have too much, but it has a picture on an album cover of Terry Stafford.. Finally, Oldies Lyrics will take you to "Words Heard by You" for the lyrics to "Suspicion."
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