Do you wonder which songs were popular in the decade you were born?
Here they are…
1969: “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” is part of Motown Records long history. I remember hearing it sung by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles. It actually; however, became the theme song of Marvin Gaye. Even the Pips sang it as well. I remember it being a great song to dance to back in the day.
1968: “Goodbye and Hello” is a song released in 1967. It’s a 60’s style song with a poetic feel to it. It was written by Tim Buckley and recorded in Los Angeles. It’s considered Folk Rock or Psychedelic Rock.
1967: “I’m a Believer” is a song written by Neil Diamond. My friends and I would listen to this song over and over again. It was recorded by The Monkees in 1966. Mikey Dolenz was the lead singer on this one. It got to be #1 in the late winter of 1966. It stayed there for 7 consecutive weeks. I read where it actually went Gold even before it was officially released because it had thousands of orders!
1966: “The Sounds of Silence” is the song that started the 1960s team of Simon and Garfunkel. This is the song that made Simon and Garfunkel famous. It was written in the winter of 1964 by Paul Simon with the assassination fo John F. Kennedy in mind.
1965: “I Feel Fine” by The Beatles is a song written mostly by John Lennon. It was released in 1964. The single reached the highest top of the chart in the late winter of 1965 in the United Kingdom. My friends and I loved every single Beatle song. The British invasion was a time like no other. It’s been said it will never ever happen again.
1964: “Dominique” is a song that became very popular. It was sung by Soeur Sourire who was born in Belgium. She is also known as The Singing Nun. I remember this song so well while I was a little girl. I was going to a Catholic grade school at the time and everyone thought it was something to actually hear a nun sing on television!
1963: “Telstar” by The Tornadoes is a 1962 instrumental record. It reached #1 on the chart. This record got its name from a satellite created by AT&T. Remember Telstar? It was a satellite that went into orbit in July 1962. It was recorded with a keyboard instrument that had a unique electronic sound. The song was a huge hit and sold five million copies worldwide!
1962: “The Lion Sleeps” by The Tokens is a song written by Solomon Linda. In my opinion, it is one of those songs like no other. It sold 100,000 copies during the year 1940. It was remade in 1961 and became #1 in 1962.
1961: “Are You Lonesome To-night?,” is a song with music by Lou Handman. This song was first recorded in 1926. The words are so meaningful and in my opinion, perfect for Elvis. Some times during his act, Elvis would change the words to make them funny. It was a serious song, so you can imagine how funny it could be once Elvis sang his version of it.
1960: “Why” is a song of 1960. I remember hearing it recorded by Frankie Avalon as well as Donny Osmond. It’s a soft romantic type of song. Soon after, the Beatles invaded the U.S and songs starting changing.
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