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Two songs that I like, but should definitely be put on this list--

 

I'm surprised that they're not on this list already--

 

 

KC -- Shake Your Booty

 

& YMCA by the Village People-- I got to "love" this song when I was in South Korea a few years ago. They used it for political rallies and taekwondo routines, repeatedly.

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Two songs that I like, but should definitely be put on this list--

 

I'm surprised that they're not on this list already--

 

 

KC -- Shake Your Booty

 

& YMCA by the Village People-- I got to "love" this song when I was in South Korea a few years ago. They used it for political rallies and taekwondo routines, repeatedly.

 

I was surprised to NOT find

 

HENRY THE EIGHTH--Herman's Hermits

 

and

 

MAMBO #5--Lou Bega

 

on the list as well.

 

 

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Two songs that I like, but should definitely be put on this list--

 

I'm surprised that they're not on this list already--

 

 

KC -- Shake Your Booty

 

& YMCA by the Village People-- I got to "love" this song when I was in South Korea a few years ago. They used it for political rallies and taekwondo routines, repeatedly.

These two songs DO really s u c k. So does "In the Navy" and "Macho Man" by the Village People.

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I was surprised to NOT find

 

HENRY THE EIGHTH--Herman's Hermits

 

and

 

MAMBO #5--Lou Bega

 

on the list as well.

 

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I like Henry the 8th a lot - - It's A weak version of a great English music hall number. But I can understand that maybe you just don't care for Herman's Hermits. They were immensely popular with the teeny teeny boppers.

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I was surprised to NOT find

 

HENRY THE EIGHTH--Herman's Hermits

 

and

 

MAMBO #5--Lou Bega

 

on the list as well.

 

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I like Henry the 8th a lot - - It's A weak version of a great English music hall number. But I can understand that maybe you just don't care for Herman's Hermits. They were immensely popular with the teeny teeny boppers.

 

Heh!  Talk about "jump the gun"!

 

I think it's adorable how you make snap presumptions based on an innocuous statement.

 

To be frank (whoever HE was!) I liked the tune when it came out.  But I WAS only 14 at the time, and a bit away from my musical expansion in taste.

 

It WAS a snappy tune actually, and even today, I'd point out that it has fairly good guitar solo.  For the TIMES anyway.....

 

I liked Herman's Hermits OK.  Like most of the OTHER British "Invaders", they had good, AND bad tunes.

 

My wife and I used to frequent the casino in Windsor Ont.   They once had a small lounge called the SHOWTIME lounge next to a bank of slots where players could clearly hear what was being shown in that lounge.  We once got tickets for a show by the premier canadian "Beatles tribute" band THE CAVERNERS.  Another time, they had DAVEY JONES doing a show in there, and we could hear him performing while we were playing the "Blazing Seven's" slots.  A few weeks later, we were playing those slots while listening to PETER NOONE performing. They BOTH sounded great.

 

It all took us back, and THAT'S a good feeling.

 

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Ed Sullivan had them on his show more often than I care to remember.

 

The most I remember about them was that the particular circle of friends I had back then didn't actually refer to him as Gary PUCKETT.

 

Probably, knowing how the minds of the average 16-year-olds work,  you can imagine what we replaced it WITH.  ;)

 

 

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Ed Sullivan had them on his show more often than I care to remember.

 

The most I remember about them was that the particular circle of friends I had back then didn't actually refer to him as Gary PUCKETT.

 

Probably, knowing how the minds of the average 16-year-olds work,  you can imagine what we replaced it WITH.  ;)

 

 

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Gary F****it and the Union C R A P.

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Heh! Talk about "jump the gun"!

 

I think it's adorable how you make snap presumptions based on an innocuous statement.

 

To be frank (whoever HE was!) I liked the tune when it came out. But I WAS only 14 at the time, and a bit away from my musical expansion in taste.

 

It WAS a snappy tune actually, and even today, I'd point out that it has fairly good guitar solo. For the TIMES anyway.....

 

I liked Herman's Hermits OK. Like most of the OTHER British "Invaders", they had good, AND bad tunes.

 

My wife and I used to frequent the casino in Windsor Ont. They once had a small lounge called the SHOWTIME lounge next to a bank of slots where players could clearly hear what was being shown in that lounge. We once got tickets for a show by the premier canadian "Beatles tribute" band THE CAVERNERS. Another time, they had DAVEY JONES doing a show in there, and we could hear him performing while we were playing the "Blazing Seven's" slots. A few weeks later, we were playing those slots while listening to PETER NOONE performing. They BOTH sounded great.

 

It all took us back, and THAT'S a good feeling.

 

Sepiatone

That reminded me of a story I used to tell a lot. In the eighties I went to Vegas 2 or 3 times a year. One time I was at the MGM Grand in the lounge. They were telling me that every day around 3 o'clock the guy who sang

Hang on Sloopy would come down and sing Hang on Sloopy everyday at 3 o'clock.

 

Maybe also he came down at 7 too, I don't know.

 

But I stayed till 3 and I watched him one time. And I thought to myself. That's not a bad job at all. But the more I thought about it the more I thought maybe I wouldn't want to do that myself.

 

For all I know he's still down at the MGM lounge singing Hang on Sloopy.

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Actually, OURS started with an "S".  ;)

 

 

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Here's a forgotten group I know we've never mentioned------the Fleetwoods. They are reminiscent of the Pied Pipers. "Mr. Blue". "Come Softly to Me". "Runaround" (their best). "Lovers by Night, Strangers by Day". "Outside My Window" Good stuff.

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Apologies if I'm derailing any current topic, but I wanted to ask the other music aficionados about a band. You may or may not recall that when I started the old Rock and Roll Hall of Fame thread, part of the reason was because I was putting together a playlist of three songs from each inductee. Well, I need some suggestions about a specific band.

 

Chicago

 

I've never been much of a fan of theirs, and so when they got inducted I was uncertain what 3 songs to include. My original 3 choices were:

 

"25 or 6 to 4" - I consider this their signature song, so it's staying.

 

"Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" - I really don't like this song, and would like to replace it with something that doesn't murder my ears as much. 

 

"Stay the Night" - I thought this one was a prime example of their mid-80's resurgence, but it's replaceable if someone suggests something better.

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Apologies if I'm derailing any current topic, but I wanted to ask the other music aficionados about a band. You may or may not recall that when I started the old Rock and Roll Hall of Fame thread, part of the reason was because I was putting together a playlist of three songs from each inductee. Well, I need some suggestions about a specific band.

 

Chicago

 

I've never been much of a fan of theirs, and so when they got inducted I was uncertain what 3 songs to include. My original 3 choices were:

 

"25 or 6 to 4" - I consider this their signature song, so it's staying.

 

"Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" - I really don't like this song, and would like to replace it with something that doesn't murder my ears as much. 

 

"Stay the Night" - I thought this one was a prime example of their mid-80's resurgence, but it's replaceable if someone suggests something better.

Beginnings

 I'm a Man (their version is the best)

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25 or 6 to 4

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Here's a forgotten group I know we've never mentioned------the Fleetwoods. They are reminiscent of the Pied Pipers. "Mr. Blue". "Come Softly to Me". "Runaround" (their best). "Lovers by Night, Strangers by Day". "Outside My Window" Good stuff.

I was crazy about their stuff. I had Come Softly To Me. Mr. Blue was their number one song. The lineup was two girls and a boy - - and I thought they had a much more modern sound than the Pied Pipers.

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re: CHICAGO---

 

I've always been fond of both "Make Me Smile"  and "Feelin' Stronger Every Day".

 

re:  The FLEETWOODS---

 

Since this thread originally seemed to focus on "classic rock" which covers a different timeline than when The Fleetwoods were crooning folks to sleep, I'd have never thought of their inclusion here.

 

But yeah, they did have good voices.  AND well worked out harmonies.

 

 

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I was crazy about their stuff. I had Come Softly To Me. Mr. Blue was their number one song. The lineup was two girls and a boy - - and I thought they had a much more modern sound than the Pied Pipers.

If you don't recall "Runaround" and "Lovers by Night, Strangers by Day", listen to them. They'll send chills up your spine.

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re: CHICAGO---

 

I've always been fond of both "Make Me Smile" and "Feelin' Stronger Every Day".

 

re: The FLEETWOODS---

 

Since this thread originally seemed to focus on "classic rock" which covers a different timeline than when The Fleetwoods were crooning folks to sleep, I'd have never thought of their inclusion here.

 

But yeah, they did have good voices. AND well worked out harmonies.

 

 

Sepiatone

I started this thread and I see classic rock and roll as being Chuck Berry and we start from there. I'm not controlled by the capitalistic media organizations or what they wanted to title it for demographic and marketing purposes.

 

I was there at the start and that's how I view it.

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If you don't recall "Runaround" and "Lovers by Night, Strangers by Day", listen to them. They'll send chills up your spine.

 

Fra--

 

After reading your post on the Fleetwoods, it immediately came to my mind that they had this fantastic song called "Tragedy". The memory of this title has been, maybe, obliterated by the more recent Bee Gees song.

 

And it seems like maybe that was their last big hit.

 

The idea of integrating the group with boys and girls seemingly died out after this. As you well know, Smokey Robinson originally had his wife Claudette in The Miracles, but she had to leave to try to start a family. She was never replaced with another woman.

 

The only other group I can remember that had a woman was the group that did the song "Since I Don't Have You" ; it seems like their name was something like Skyliners or something like that. I don't remember if they had another hit, but that one was priceless.

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