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Golden Oldies Top 40 #28

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WELCOME TO THE GOLDEN OLDIES TOP 40 #28. :)

All members of Songfacts are most welcome to vote and help create next week's Top 40. Don't be shy. It may look a little complicated, but it's not really. You don't have to be an 'oldie' - just someone who appreciates this kind of music.

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Eligibility of songs:

* U.S. Charted Pop AND R&B Singles of the 1950s+ era, but not charted after 1963.

* No Album Only Tracks or Uncharted B Sides.

* U.S. Chart Links may be found for on Songfacts' Main Index page, where there are alphabetical links to many songs, either by Title or Artist. If your songs aren't there, you could use Google/Wikipedia - or PT OLD55 if in doubt.

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IT'S EASY !!! Allot your points in 3 sections:

PART A: 5 Existing songs in Top 40 #27 (below) you'd like to advance:

(Plus) +5, +4, +3, +2, +1.

PART B: 5 Existing songs in Top 40 #27 (below) you don't really care for, or you think could make way for other New songs.:

(Minus) -5, -4, -3, -2, -1.

PART C: 5 New Songs you'd like to see in the next Top 40:

(Plus) *5, +4, +3, +2, +1.

Please note that these may be duplicated on a number of Lists - you can go along with others to support songs you like. It's best to do that if you vote later.

VOTING IS NOW OPEN ! :)

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GOLDEN OLDIES TOP 40 #27 (week commencing August 16th 2009)

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1. LITTLE SISTER - ELVIS PRESLEY

2. THEN HE KISSED ME - CRYSTALS

3. STAY - MAURICE WILLIAMS & ZODIACS

4. 16 CANDLES - CRESTS

5. LONG TALL SALLY - LITTLE RICHARD

6. BLUE VELVET - BOBBY VINTON

7. GREAT BALLS OF FIRE - JERRY LEE LEWIS

8. WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE - JOHNNY OTIS SHOW

9. HELLO MARY LOU - RICKY NELSON

10. THE END OF THE WORLD - SKEETER DAVIS

11. RUNAROUND SUE - DION

12. GET A JOB - SILHOUETTES

13. CRY TO ME - SOLOMON BURKE

14. SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME - DRIFTERS

15. RAINDROPS - DEE CLARK

16. GREEN ONIONS (I) - BOOKER T. & MG'S

17. BLUEBERRY HILL - FATS DOMINO

18. AT LAST - ETTA JAMES

19. UNCHAIN MY HEART - RAY CHARLES

20. YOU'LL LOSE A GOOD THING - BARBARA LYNN

21. JUST ONE LOOK - DORIS TROY

22. KANSAS CITY - WILBERT HARRISON

23. SEA CRUISE - FRANKIE FORD

24. BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO - NEIL SEDAKA

25. BLUE BAYOU - ROY ORBISON

26. SURFER GIRL - BEACH BOYS

27. THERE GOES MY BABY - DRIFTERS

28. DREAM LOVER - BOBBY DARIN

29. TELL HIM - EXCITERS

30. JUST FOR OLD TIME'S SAKE - McGUIRE SISTERS

31. SPANISH HARLEM - BEN E.KING (NEW)

32. WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW - SHIRELLES

33. TELSTAR (I) - TORNADOES

34. DA DOO RON RON - CRYSTALS

35. CHANCES ARE - JOHNNY MATHIS

36. BANANA BOAT SONG (DAY-O) - HARRY BELAFONTE

37. PEGGY SUE - BUDDY HOLLY (NEW)

38. CHAIN GANG - SAM COOKE (NEW)

39. CHARLIE BROWN - COASTERS

40. JOHNNY ANGEL - SHELLEY FABARES

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Please CLICK HERE to view/hear this week's Playlist.

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Sorry about being late with the week 27 "rap". Here's a link , so you don't have to flip thru the site to read it.

And FYI O55, sorry you're sore about JA, but I'm just not crazy about that song. I seem to prefer the girl groups of that era to the girl solos.

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+5 Spanish Harlem - Ben E. King

+4 Just For Old Time's Sake - The McGuire Sisters

+3 At Last - Etta James

+2 Chances Are - Johnny Mathis

+1 Stay - Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs

-5 Long Tall Sally - Little Richard

-4 Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis

-3 Banana Boat Song (Day-O) - Harry Belafonte

-2 Charlie Brown - The Coasters

-1 There Goes My Baby - The Drifters

+5 Moon River - Henry Mancini

+4 Theme from "A Summer Place" - Percy Faith

+3 The Twelfth of Never - Johnny Mathis

+2 Love and Marriage - Frank Sinatra

+1 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - The Platters

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I Want to Take You Higher

+5 Chain Gang-Sam Cooke

+4 Spanish Harlem-Ben E. King

+3 Surfer Girl-Beach Boys

+2 Save the Last Dance for Me-Drifters

+1 Little Sister- :elvis:

Bad Moon Rising

-5 Cry to Me-Solomon Burke

-4 You’ll Lose a Good Thing-Barbara Lynn

-3 Sea Cruise-Frankie Ford

-2 Just for Old Time’s Sake-McGuire Sisters

-1 Johnny Angel-Shelley Faberes

Summertime

+5 Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini-Brian Hyland

+4 Surf City-Jan & Dean

+3 Surfin’ Safari-Beach Boys

+2 That Sunday That Summer-Nat King Cole

+1 Theme from “A Summerplaceâ€-Percy Faith

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And FYI O55, sorry you're sore about JA, but I'm just not crazy about that song.

But Shelley was sooo gorgeous. I wouldn't have cared what she sang.... :)

Thanks for voting Pink and Jeff. 5 points from me for The Platters when I vote. :)

P.S. I've been listening to a few on the Play List. That doesn't sound like the original of 'Spanish Harlem' and certainly not that horrible fast COVER version of 'There Goes My Baby'. Nobody would vote for that ! :P

The original with Ben E.King on lead vocals, and the great orchestral backing, is a superb song. If anyone can find any better videos - or even sound links of the ORIGINALS for those - Dap and I would appreciate it.

But it is very difficult to find the originals of Drifters' Hits. They had numerous lead singers, multiple personnel changes, and at one stage there were two vocal Groups calling themselves 'The Drifters'.

:stars:

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Up

5 SPANISH HARLEM - BEN E.KING

4 AT LAST - ETTA JAMES

3 WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE - JOHNNY OTIS SHOW

2 HELLO MARY LOU - RICKY NELSON

1 CRY TO ME - SOLOMON BURKE

Down

5 JUST FOR OLD TIME'S SAKE - McGUIRE SISTERS

4 SEA CRUISE - FRANKIE FORD

3 DA DOO RON RON - CRYSTALS

2 CHARLIE BROWN - COASTERS

1 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO - NEIL SEDAKA

Should Be

5 Cry Baby ~ Garnet Mimms and the Enchanters

4 Daddy's Home ~ Shep and the Limelites

3 Theme from “A Summerplaceâ€-Percy Faith

2 Moon River - Henry Mancini

1 Surfin’ Safari-Beach Boys

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If anyone can find any better videos - or even sound links of the ORIGINALS for those - Dap and I would appreciate it.

Spanish Harlem

There Goes My Baby

Those are both audio links to Grooveshark. People should really stop using YouTube to find music, you're not going to find 1/3 of what you want. Videos are one thing, but if you're looking for audio you need to use an audio-specific site.

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Now that's the Ben E.King I remember. :coolio:

Thank you so much, Pink. :)

Gee, I nominated Ben E. King's Spanish Harlem - unsuccessfully - in the Top Ten a couple of years ago. So I then tried Aretha Franklin's version which made it.

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Up...

+5 CRY TO ME - SOLOMON BURKE

+4 CHAIN GANG - SAM COOKE

+3 PEGGY SUE - BUDDY HOLLY (NEW)

+2 YOU'LL LOSE A GOOD THING - BARBARA LYNN

+1 SPANISH HARLEM - BEN E.KING

Down...

-5 BANANA BOAT SONG (DAY-O) - HARRY BELAFONTE

-4 LONG TALL SALLY - LITTLE RICHARD

-3 BLUE VELVET - BOBBY VINTON

-2 GET A JOB - SILHOUETTES

-1 HELLO MARY LOU - RICKY NELSON

Should be there...

+5 Cry Me A River - Julie London

+4 Take Five - The Dave Brubeck Quartet

+3 Barbara George - I Know (You Don't Love Me No More)

+2 You Better Move On - Arthur Alexander

+1 Surfin’ Safari - Beach Boys

I was glad to see "Little Sister" at #1... I nominated it several times for the regular Tops... :)

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Move 'em up:

+5 YOU'LL LOSE A GOOD THING - BARBARA LYNN

+4 RUNAROUND SUE - DION

+3 CRY TO ME - SOLOMON BURKE

+2 KANSAS CITY - WILBERT HARRISON

+1 SPANISH HARLEM - BEN E.KING

Move 'em down:

-5 GREAT BALLS OF FIRE - JERRY LEE LEWIS

-4 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO - NEIL SEDAKA

-3 BLUE BAYOU - ROY ORBISON

-2 CHARLIE BROWN - COASTERS

-1 JUST FOR OLD TIME'S SAKE - McGUIRE SISTERS

Move 'em on:

+5 I Know (You Don't Love Me No More) - Barbara George

+4 Rebel Rouser - Duane Eddy

+3 Walking After Midnight - Patsy Cline

+2In The Still of the Night - The Five Satins

+1 Theme from "A Summer Place" - Percy Faith

Edited by Guest
Little Walter isn't eligible

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Upsa Daisy

+5 - Cry To Me - Solomon Burke

+4 - Just One Look - Doris Troy

+3 - Surfer Girl - Beach Boys

+2 - Do Doo Ron Ron - Crystals

+1 - Blue Bayou - Roy Orbison

Downtown

-5 - Johnny Angel - Shelley Fabares

-4 - Banana Boat - Harry B.

-3 - Just For Old Time Sakes - McGuire Sisters

-2 - Dream Lover - Bobby Darin

-1 - Sea Cruise - Frankie Ford

Should Be

+5 - Cry Baby - Garnet Mimms

+4 - Daddy's Home - Shep & The Limelites

+3 - How High The Moon - Les Paul & Mary Ford

+2 - Pretty Little Angel Eyes - Curtis Lee

+1 - Just a Matterr Of Time - Brook Benton

Edited by Guest

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Plus..Move em up!

+5 Surfer Girl-Beach Boys

+4 Spanish Harlem - Ben E. King

+3 Chain Gang-Sam Cooke

+2 Little Sister- Elvis

+1 Just One Look - Doris Troy

Minus..Move em down

-5 Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis

-4 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO - NEIL SEDAKA

-3 Long Tall Sally - Little Richard

-2 HELLO MARY LOU - RICKY NELSON

-1 JUST FOR OLD TIME'S SAKE - McGUIRE SISTERS

Should Be On There...

+5 Walking After Midnight - Patsy Cline

+4 Daddy's Home - Shep & The Limelites

+3 Pretty Little Angel Eyes - Curtis Lee

+2 Cry Me A River - Julie London

+1 Cry Baby ~ Garnet Mimms and the Enchanters

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Thanks Lea. :)

Here's mine.

UP

+5 Hello Mary Lou - Ricky Nelson

+4 Raindrops - Dee Clark

+3 16 Candles - Crests

+2 Surfer Girl - Beach Boys

+1 Cry To Me - Solomon Burke

DOWN

-5 Little Sister - Elvis Presley :o

-4 Just One Look - Doris Troy

-3 Just For Old Time's Sake - McGuire Sisters

-2 You'll Lose A Good Thing - Barbara Lynn

-1 Tell Him - Exciters

NEW

+5 Pretty Little Angel Eyes - Curtis Lee

+4 Cry Me A River - Julie London

+3 In The Still Of The Night - Five Satins

+2 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - Platters

+1 How High The Moon - Les Paul & Mary Ford

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A.

+5 YOU'LL LOSE A GOOD THING - BARBARA LYNN

+4 JUST ONE LOOK - DORIS TROY

+3 LONG TALL SALLY - LITTLE RICHARD

+2 CRY TO ME - SOLOMON BURKE

+1 CHAIN GANG - SAM COOKE

B.

-5 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO - NEIL SEDAKA

-4 JUST FOR OLD TIME'S SAKE - McGUIRE SISTERS

-3 SURFER GIRL - BEACH BOYS

-2 BLUE VELVET - BOBBY VINTON

-1 CHANCES ARE - JOHNNY MATHIS

C.

+5> LONELY TEARDROPS - JACKIE WILSON ('58)

+4> I KNOW - BARBARA GEORGE ('61)

+3> DO YOU LOVE ME - CONTOURS ('62)

+2> HITCH HIKE - MARVIN GAYE ('63)

+1> LOVER PLEASE - CLYDE MCPHATTER ('58)

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+5 Spanish Harlem - Ben E. King

+4 Surfer Girl - Beach Boys

+3 Chain Gang - Sam Cooke

+2 Cry to Me - Solomon Burke

+1 Just One Look - Doris Troy

Down

-5 You'll Lose A Good Thing - Barbara Lynn

-4 Tell Him - Exciters

-3 Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis

-2 Long Tall Sally - Little Richard

-1 Blue Velvet - Bobby Vinton

Wanted

+5 Surf City - Jan & Dean

+4 Rebel Rouser - Duane Eddy

+3 Take Five - The Dave Brubeck Quartet

+2 Hitch Hike - Marvin Gaye

+1 In The Still Of The Night - Five Satins

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Long Tall Sally - Little Richard +5

Surfer Girl - The Beach Boys +4

Chances Are - Johnny Mathis +3

Dream Lover - Bobby Darin +2

Hello Mary Lou - Rick Nelson +1

Spanish Harlem - Ben E. King -5

Sea Cruise - Frankie Ford -4

Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino -3

Banana Boat Song - Harry Belafonte -2

Runaround Sue - Dion -1

Newbies

Maybe Baby - Buddy Holly +5

Ooby Dooby - Roy Orbinson +4

Roll Over Beethoven - Chuck Berry +3

Venus In Blue Jeans - Jimmy Clanton +2

Rave On - Buddy Holly +1

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Rising:

+5 Charlie Brown - Coasters

+4 Sea Cruise - Frankie Ford

+3 Raindrops - Dee Clark

+2 Get a Job - Silhouettes

+1 16 Candles - Crests

Sinking:

-5 Blue Velvet - Bobby Vinton

-4 Hello Mary Lou - Ricky Nelson

-3 The End of the World - Skeeter Davis

-2 Surfer Girl - Beach Boys

-1 Johnny Angel - Shelley Fabares

Entering:

+5 Cathy's Clown--The Everly Brothers

+4 I'm Sorry--Brenda Lee

+3 Vaya con Dios--Les Paul & Mary Ford

+2 Honeycomb--Jimmie Rodgers

+1 The Night Has a Thousand Eyes--Bobby Vee

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+5 "Spanish Harlem" - Ben E King

+4 "Green Onions" - Booker T and the Mg's

+3 "At Last" - Ella Fitzgerald

+2 "Just For Old Times Sake" - McGuire Sisters

+1 "Long Tall Sally" - Little Richard

Down

-5 "Telstar" - Tornadoes

-4 "Tell Him" - Exciters

-3 "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" - Neil Sedaka

-2 "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" - Shirelles

-1 "Runaround Sue" - Dion

New

5 "Cry Me A River" - Julie London

4 "Walking After Midnight" - Patsy Cline

3 "Moon River" - Henry Mancini

2 "Pretty Little Angel Eyes" - Curtis Lee

1 "In the Still of the Night" - Five Satins

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+5 Surfer Girl

+4 Green Onions

+3 Peggy Sue

+2 Telstar

+1 Sea Cruise

-5 The End of the World

-4 You'll Lose a Good thing

-3 Chances Are

-2 Raindrops

-1 Banana Boat Song

New

+5 Surfin' Safari

+4 Surf City

+3 Smoke Gets in your Eyes

+2 Theme from "A Summers place"

+1 In the Still of the Night

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I'd never heard it before ! Have to hear it a few more times, I think. :)

I'll just mention this again. Points for New songs do NOT accumulate from week to week. Each week is a whole new ball game for them. If you're voting late, you're really wasting your votes by not supporting (at least some) previous nominations.

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...but if you' re voting soon and then other voters nominate great songs, you've waisted the opportunity to support them too... unless you wait till next week and you nominate the songs.

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