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  1. OLD 55

    The "Old" Songfacts Gang

    Thanks Ange. I'm like an Australian Abraham Lincoln - the father of his country. Nice pic of you and your Grandson. Hi to a lot of 'old' friends whom I see have posted recently, Dear Edna, Laurie, Carole, Tim, Ken..... special congratulations to you. I also saw EYEgor drop in briefly. Had to get my DVD of Young Frankenstein and watch it again. Hilarious. Pity that most of the actors in it are deceased.
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    The "Old" Songfacts Gang

    Thanks Carl. As with Ron, you've always been a good friend and supported me in the ventures (not a pun) a group of Oldies undertook together. Hope all is well with you also. Cheers !
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    The "Old" Songfacts Gang

    Thanks Ron. You've always been a good friend. Hope all is well with you. Cheers Mate.
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    Your Personal Top Ten-1960-1970

    What a task ! I'll have a go.๐Ÿ˜Š 1960: Walk-Don't Run - Ventures 1961: Runaway - Del Shannon 1962: I Can't Stop Loving You - Ray Charles 1963: Rhythm Of The Rain - Cascades 1964: She Loves You - Beatles 1965: You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - Righteous Brothers 1966: Good Vibrations - Beach Boys 1967: Hello,Goodbye - Beatles 1968: Elenore - Turtles 1969: Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley 1970: That Same Old Feeling - Pickettywitch f. Polly Brown
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    The "Old" Songfacts Gang

    Hi All ! I haven;t been here for a long time, mostly because I'm still fairly computer illiterate and I have trouble negotiating the Site. It's good to see some of my great Mates here. Hope you all had a happy Christmas and have a wonderful 2019. Here's a photo of my whole Family taken on Christmas Day. I'm at the back - now OLD 78.
  6. I used to buy 45s and always play the 'B' side as well. I'd get to know them and liked some of them very much. Others were just spacefillers though. (Like when you buy a CD single and there's 3 or 4 different mixes on now. Ho Hum). It was an added bonus if the B side was also a Hit. Many Artists had great Double Sided Hits. Elvis, Everly Brothers, Ricky Nelson, The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival are just a few that come to mind. I suppose the Biggest of all was Elvis Presley's Don't Be Cruel/Jailhouse Rock which were both #1 Hits for 11 weeks respectively in 1956. I'm sure there's lots of others that you can think of. Would you like to share them with us ? Just cut and paste and add yours ! If you're not sure of Chart positions or year, most are listed here on Songfacts. Another way of finding out is to google an Artist/Group's Discography (see example 3 posts below). Also if necessary, I have all the Billboard Chart data from 1950 and will be pleased to help. I'll start the list with 2 Elvis 45s. DOUBLE SIDED HIT SINGLES PRE 1980 Elvis Presley: Don't Be Cruel #1 / Hound Dog #1 (1956) Elvis Presley: Heartbreak Hotel #1 / I Was The One #19 (1956)
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    great oldies that didn't sell

    Hello Sweet Elena. I was trying to encourage our new member Jai. This is a very good topic ! Keep well Dear.
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    great oldies that didn't sell

    Hello Jai. Nice to see someone trying to get something moving ! I only knew 'I'm Still waiting' so I had a listen your other songs. Liked them all. Let's share them. Gotta Give Her Love -the volumes[1964] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3MoS4j2xAM Bubbled under at #117 in the Pop Charts. Truly Yours-the spinners[1966] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2yKWzmC9QQ #16 0n Billboard's R & B Charts. Bubbled under at #111. Never Could You Be-the impressions[1965] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeowGjqQzTw ----- I'm Still Waiting-patti labelle and the blue belles[1966] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvY-n2J97aU #36 on Billboard's R & B Charts. Without A Doubt-major lance[1967] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE3lwdvidKw #49 on Billboard's R & B Charts. Here's one from me ! A Little Bit For Sandy - Paul Petersen (1968) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swpSFwBqdm8 Pure Pop. Top Ten in Australia.
  9. Hi Elena and Brad 1. "House Of Pain" - Faster Pussycat 2. "Say What You Will" - Fastway 3. "To Hell With The Devil" - Stryper 4. "Rip And Tear" - L.A. Guns 5. "Edge Of Thorns" - Savatage 6. "Drive Me Courageous" - Drivin' N' Cryin' 7. "All The Time In The World" - Junkyard 8. "I'll Never Let You Go" - Steelheart 9. "Midnite Maniac" - Krokus 10. "Half The Way Valley" - Sea Hags .................................................................................................................................................................................. I don't know my way around here anymore, so I'll post HAPPY BIRTHDAY LAURIE in this thread and hope she sees it !
  10. I know House Of Pain and maybe the L.A. Guns and Fastway songs. I'll try to have a listen tomorrow and vote for my 'old' Mate Brad. Cheers to all my friends I'm still alive and staving off dementia so far.
  11. I'm tired of looking at the Songfacts Daily/ Weekly Top Tens and seeing the same old songs ! Not that I don't like them - just that there's not much variety, so........ Here's my Top Ten for now .... well, almost. Can you work them out from the Clues I've provided ? They were ALL U.S. HIT SINGLES - 6 or 7 of them were #1. No obscure Album Tracks. March 2nd 2006. 1. The most played song on U.S. radio. 2. For a relative of one of the Fab 4 (written by Paul). 3. How The King would feel after an accident. 4. What a gullible moron thinks, according to this Group. 5. NOT Ebb Tide. Bigger than that she reckons. 6. I thought the rain had stopped, but.... 7. Resurrected in Moulin Rouge (the original version though). 8. Medley from a 60s Stage Musical (sung by a Group). 9. A Texas city on the Coast. 10.Think of Sherlock Holmes for this place in the U.K.. ................................................. I hope a few people will pluck up the courage to have a go. See how many YOU can get. Answer as many times as you like. GOOD LUCK !
  12. Looks like you confused Lars, Kenne. He was on here yesterday, presumably to vote ? He would have certainly got his Beach Boys' nomination in the Ten if he'd voted, possibly as high as #5.
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    Rate the Last Movie You've Seen

    Guys, if you like sports movies, you'll like 'Draft Day' even though it is a bit short on action. I enjoyed it. 7.5 Has "The Water Diviner" with Russell Crowe been released in the U.S. ? I was a bit reluctant to see it after the disastrous "Noah", but it was great ! Also, war movies are usually depressing to me. It took me years to get around to watching "Schindler's List", an amazing Movie. This is about a Father (RC) whose 3 sons all join the Army "for King and Country" in WW1, and are presumed killed in action on the Gallipoli Peninsula. RC journeys to Turkey not long after the end of the War to try to find out what happened to them. Sounds impossible ! Excellent Movie. 9.
  14. 1. Who Can It Be Now ? โ€“ Men At Work (1981) 2. Nobody Loves You When You're Down And Out โ€“ Derek & The Dominos (1970) 3. Power To The People โ€“ John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1971) 4. Heroes and Villains โ€“ Beach Boys (1967) 5. Big Iron - Marty Robbins 6. You Got What It Takes โ€“ Dave Clark Five (1967) 7. I Can Help โ€“ Billy Swan (1974) 8. Back Off Boogaloo โ€“ Ringo Starr (1972) 9. Helen Wheels โ€“ Paul McCartney & Wings (1973) 10.I Don't Want To Love You (Got You Anyway) โ€“ Sutherland Brothers And Quiver (1972)
  15. You're very welcome my friend ! At the moment I'll have to find more to make 10. Some listening to do again, but that's OK.
  16. Done, Ray You'll get a high vote from me for Marty. Not much comment on last week's Top Ten. Was everyone watching the Super Bowl ? Very novel noms Laurie. Here's the fourth Beatle to complete the set. Power To The People - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1971) Nobody Loves You When You're Down And Out - Derek & The Dominos (1970) Who Can It Be Now ? - Men At Work (1981)
  17. Onya Ian Nice to see you get a #1, even though I'm not really a fan of the bearded ones.
  18. One thing that's always intrigued me is how a song can be a massive Hit in some countries, sometimes even in just one, but flop in others. Of course this depends a lot on how much airplay it gets; well, it used to anyway. Probably the "Idol" type TV shows and other electronic media produce more Hits than radio play now. This thread is about pre 1980 songs, before, to quote the song - Video Killed The Radio Star. We've all heard of Payola - DJs getting paid to 'push' a song - but sometimes a DJ would just take a liking to a particular song and play it over and over. You might remember some in your home town ? I'd like to share here some songs that Hit in my home, Australia, but flopped in their home country. Here's a U.K. song from 1979. It didn't chart there but made #15 in Australia, and #2 in my home State of Queensland. The DJs here were generally more adventurous than their Southern counterparts in New South Wales and Victoria; i.e. they were more ready to depart from their 'set' playlists - or given more freedom by their Station Managers. So Long - Fischer Z Any feedback is most welcome.
  19. We're 2 of a kind ! I love Pop Trivia and used to run a Quiz here some years ago, but I was so computer naive I didn't realise that my friends could look some answers up on Google. And thank you for these 2 songs which didn't chart in the UK but went Top Ten in the US..... You Turn Me On (Turn On Song) - Ian Whitcomb And Bluesville US #8, 1965 Wild, Wild West - The Escape Club US #1, 1988 ..................................................... ARTISTS/GROUPS FEATURED SO FAR.... U.S. BEACH BOYS Bobbie GENTRY Bill HALEY Bill JUSTIS Vicki LAWRENCE Roy ORBISON Buck OWENS Gene PITNEY Johnnie RAY Susan RAYE Carole Bayer SAGER Boz SCAGGS Del SHANNON Elvis PRESLEY Bobby VEE U.K. BEATLES ESCAPE CLUB FISCHER Z Ian GOMM LULU OUTSIDERS Ian WHITCOMB
  20. Thanks Phil. They certainly were very popular in America.
  21. Certainly not, my friend ! I have Graham Betts' UK Hit Singles Book, but of course that doesn't show all UK releases. I looked up Discographies on different sites on the Net, but I'd rather trust a reliable book anytime. I have about a dozen of Joel Whitburn's US Chart Books which I read voraciously. My Wife says "how can you read them over and over ?" + Australian and Queensland (my State) Books. AUS Charts were irregular, with various ones accepted as 'official' at different times. I didn't realise you were such a prolific collector. Anytime I have trouble with UK releases please step in and help me out. I'll add 'You Turn Me On' and ' Wild, Wild West' (both US Top Tens) to the list. Thank you.
  22. Here's 2 songs from Buck Owens & His Buckaroos that were US #1 and #6 Country Hits respectively, but failed to make the US Pop Charts. We really liked them in Australia where they were both Top 10 Pop Hits. Made In Japan (AUS #7, 1972) (It's A) Monster's Holiday (AUS #4, 1974) ARTISTS/GROUPS FEATURED SO FAR.... U.S. BEACH BOYS Bobbie GENTRY Bill HALEY Bill JUSTIS Vicki LAWRENCE Roy ORBISON Buck OWENS Gene PITNEY Johnnie RAY Susan RAYE Carole Bayer SAGER Boz SCAGGS Del SHANNON Elvis PRESLEY Bobby VEE U.K. BEATLES FISCHER Z Ian GOMM LULU OUTSIDERS
  23. English singer/songwriter Ian Whitcomb and Irish band Alpine Seven formed 'Ian Whitcomb And Bluesville' in 1964. They had a US #8 with 'You Turn Me On (Turn On Song) in 1965. I can't see any evidence that the song was released as a single in the UK. UK Pop Rock Group Fancy didn't chart at home but had 2 US Top 20 hits in 1974, Wild Thing (#11 in Australia), and 'Touch Me'. Again, I can't see that they were released as UK singles at that time. Foghat had one US Top 20 Hit with 'Slow Ride' in 1975/6. 'I Just Want To Make Love To You' was their best known song in Australia. Robbie Patton didn't have a US Top 20, Giant Steps had a US #13 with 'Another Lover' in 1988 and The Escape Club had a US #1 (Australia #3) with Wild, Wild West' also in 1988. This thread is primarily for songs before 1980 (being in the OLDIES section) - but we don't mind stretching that a little and were released as singles in their Home Country, but failed to reach its Top 40 , but verifiably made the TOP TEN in another country. I'd certainly feature The Escape Club's "Wild, Wild West" as it was the first ever UK song to go US#1 not to chart at home ! But was it released as a UK single ? If anyone can verify that for us we'll certainly add it to the list. Please assist if you can
  24. 1. (Last Night) I Didn't Get To Sleep At All โ€“ The 5th Dimension (1972) 2. Baby I Need Your Lovin' โ€“ Johnny Rivers (1967) 3. In The Mood โ€“ Glenn Miller and his Orchestra (1939) 4. How Do I Make You โ€“ Linda Ronstadt (1980) 5. We'll Sing In The Sunshine โ€“ Gale Garnett (1964) 6. Frozen Smiles โ€“ Graham Nash & David Crosby (1972) 7. Cocaine Blues โ€“ Johnny Cash (1968) 8. I Got a Mind to Give Up Living โ€“ Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1966) 9. I Ain't Superstitious โ€“ The Jeff Beck Group (1968) 10.Sunshine On My Shoulders โ€“ John Denver (1971)