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This week we're going to honor the founder of the Songfactors Choice Top 10, who I am very saddened to hear will probably be leaving us soon. Darryl has been valuable to this weekly special in keeping it organized through his dedicated hard work. He was kind enough to give us a list of 35 of his favorite songs to listen to, and here they are.

You can listen to the tunes on his playlist of video links

Alley- Oop - The Hollywood Argyles (1960)

Book Of Love - The Monotones (1958)

Bread And Butter - The Newbeats (1964)

Broken-Hearted Melody - Sarah Vaughan (1959)

Delta Dawn - Helen Reddy (1973)

Denise - Randy & The Rainbows (1963)

Don’t Worry Baby - Lorrie Morgan and The Beach Boys (1996)

Get A Job - The Silhouettes (1957)

Gotta Travel On - Billy Grammer (1958)

Hey! Baby - Bruce Channel (1962)

I Can Sing A Rainbow/ Love Is Blue - The Dells (1969)

In The Rain - The Dramatics (1971)

(Just Like) Romeo And Juliet - The Reflections (1964)

Last Date - Floyd Cramer (1960)

Little Star - The Elegants (1958)

(Love) Can Make You Happy - Mercy (1969)

Love Don’t Live Here Anymore - Rose Royce (1978)

Love Letters - Ketty Lester (1962)

Magic Moments - Perry Como (1958)

More, More, More (Pt.1) - Andrea True Connection (1976)

Morning After, The - Maureen McGovern (1973)

Queen Of Hearts - Juice Newton (1981)

Rebel-Rouser - Duane Eddy (1958)

Sally, Go ‘Round The Roses - The Jaynetts (1963)

Silhouettes - The Rays (1957)

Sleep Walk - Santo & Johnny (1959)

Somebody's Knocking - Terri Gibbs (1981)

Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home) - The Impalas (1959)

Take Good Care Of My Baby - Bobby Vee (1961)

Teardrops - Womack & Womack (1988)

To Know Him Is To Love Him - The Teddy Bears (1958)

Tower Of Strength - Gene McDaniels (1961)

What Am I Living For - Chuck Willis (1958)

Who’s Holding Donna Now - DeBarge (1985)

Would I Lie To You - Charles & Eddie (1992)

Trivia: 34.5 out of 35 of these artists have never made the regular top 10 before. Who is the 0.5 artist that has?

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1 In The Rain - The Dramatics (1971)

2 Would I Lie To You - Charles & Eddie (1992)

3 Who’s Holding Donna Now - DeBarge (1985)

4 Silhouettes - The Rays (1957)

5 Bread And Butter - The Newbeats (1964)

6 Somebody's Knocking - Terri Gibbs (1981)

7 Don’t Worry Baby - Lorrie Morgan and The Beach Boys (1996)

8 More, More, More (Pt.1) - Andrea True Connection (1976)

9 (Love) Can Make You Happy - Mercy (1969)

10 Book Of Love - The Monotones (1958)

HM: Dells, Duane Eddy, Womack, Perry Como, Billy Grammer

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Thanks very much for your kind words Kenne. I may leave the TT but vote in my friends' PTTs. I would also like to honour my promise of helping Brad to get the Archives completely updated. I do a little charity work, selling postage stamps online, and I've been neglecting that. All monies are used for orphans of the Japanese 2011 disasters.

I hope I'm not setting all of you too big of a task by including so many oldies. Many of those are songs (of which I had the singles) from my teenage years . Funny, listening to them again made me nostalgic. It also made me realise just how lucky I am to have the dear woman I've been married to for almost 44 years, raising 5 children and having 2 grandchildren. I wouldn't change any of it. Also stumbling across the Songfacts Site 8 years ago has brought me so many good friends, who, unfortunately I'll probably never meet. Thank you all for your friendship. There's been differences at times, but there isn't one person here whom I wouldn't call friend.

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We'll miss you Darryl. I love being able to have someone to enjoy the oldies with, and to learn about those oldies I had been unfamiliar with, and have developed even more of an appreciation of them, thanks to you and to SF in general.

And, assuming your question was not just rhetorical (as it probably was), the Beach Boys are the only prior TT act in your list. I am so looking forward to voting, but I want to give myself some time to carefully peruse your list.

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Thanks Jeff. I've often thought how remarkably similar our tastes in music are, except your knowledge extends a couple of decades further than mine.

The "0.5 factor" is as you said the Beach Boys, accompanying Lorrie Morgan on 'Don't Worry Baby'. :headphones:

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1. (Just Like) Romeo and Juliet - The Reflections (1964)

2. Sleep Walk - Santo & Johnny (1959)

3. Somebody's Knocking - Terri Gibbs (1981)

4. (Love) Can Make You Happy - Mercy (1969)

5. Get A Job - The Silhouettes (1957)

6. Denise - Randy & the Rainbows (1963)

7. Book of Love - The Monotones (1958)

8. More, More, More (Pt.1) - Andrea True Connection (1976)

9. Little Star - The Elegants (1958)

10. Hey! Baby - Bruce Channel (1962)

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1. Sleep Walk - Santo & Johnny (1959)

2. Magic Moments - Perry Como (1958)

3. Don’t Worry Baby - Lorrie Morgan and The Beach Boys (1996)

4. Queen Of Hearts - Juice Newton (1981)

5. Love Don’t Live Here Anymore - Rose Royce (1978)

6. Delta Dawn - Helen Reddy (1973)

7. Rebel-Rouser - Duane Eddy (1958)

8. Would I Lie To You - Charles & Eddie (1992)

9. Broken-Hearted Melody - Sarah Vaughan (1959)

10 (Love) Can Make You Happy - Mercy (1969)

Very nice playlist 55!...I remember my parents listening to most of these artists...My Mom loved listening to Perry Como...and Delta Dawn was one of her favorite songs...Queen Of Hearts was on my lista that I had at one time. Lost that list so now I'm working on a new one.. :P

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1. Rebel-Rouser - Duane Eddy (1958)

2. I Can Sing A Rainbow/ Love Is Blue - The Dells (1969)

3. Get A Job - The Silhouettes (1957)

4. Tower Of Strength - Gene McDaniels (1961)

5. In The Rain - The Dramatics (1971)

6. Take Good Care Of My Baby - Bobby Vee (1961)

7. Hey! Baby - Bruce Channel (1962)

8. Book Of Love - The Monotones (1958)

9. Bread And Butter - The Newbeats (1964)

10. (Just Like) Romeo And Juliet - The Reflections (1964)

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Thanks Beth, Laurie and Tim. :) I love Perry Como's voice. He was one of the 'Big Three' crooners with Crosby and Sinatra. I was tossing up between 'Magic Moments' and 'Catch A Falling Star' which was #1 on our first Oz Top 40 in 1958. Helen Reddy had a very unique voice and I'm glad to see her, and Juice, get your votes Laurie.

Many of you know I'm very fond of Instrumentals and it's great to see them getting support also. But I'm going to be very pleased with whatever you choose to be my Personal Top Ten. :headphones:

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Darryl, this one was, really, the toughest of the Tops... :cool:

I love almost every song, I know almost all of them (yes, I'm old too... :D ) and I also grew up with those melodies...

I am sad to know you're leaving but I know we'll see you back very soon. You know you have your second home here... :cool:

We love you, 55... :bow: :bow: :bow:

1- Tower Of Strength - Gene McDaniels (1961)

2- Denise - Randy & The Rainbows (1963)

3- Queen Of Hearts - Juice Newton (1981)

4- Don’t Worry Baby - Lorrie Morgan and The Beach Boys (1996)

5- Alley- Oop - The Hollywood Argyles (1960)

6- Somebody's Knocking - Terri Gibbs (1981)

7- Broken-Hearted Melody - Sarah Vaughan (1959)

8- Take Good Care Of My Baby - Bobby Vee (1961)

9- (Just Like) Romeo And Juliet - The Reflections (1964)

10-To Know Him Is To Love Him - The Teddy Bears (1958)

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1. Rebel-Rouser - Duane Eddy

2. Queen Of Hearts - Juice Newton

3. Love Don’t Live Here Anymore - Rose Royce

4. In The Rain - The Dramatics

5. Book Of Love - The Monotones

6. Would I Lie To You - Charles & Eddie

7. Who’s Holding Donna Now - DeBarge

8. Denise - Randy & The Rainbows

9. Don’t Worry Baby - Lorrie Morgan and The Beach Boys

10. Magic Moments - Perry Como

Great list Darryl! :thumbsup:

I liked listening to this :grin:

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1.(Love) Can Make You Happy - Mercy (Great "sound" To this record)

2. Sally, Go 'Round The Roses - The Jaynetts (ditto)

3. To Know Him Is To Love Him - The Teddy Bears (Spector)

4. Denise - Randy & The Rainbows

5. Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home) - The Impalas

6. In The Rain - The Dramatics - (Detroit Soul)

7. Hey! Baby _Bruce Channel - harmonica part inspired Lennon's playing on the Love Me Do single)

8. Little Star - The Elegants - (Also recorded by Vera Lynn!)

9. Who's Holding Donna Now - Debarge

10. Tower Of Strength - Gene McDaniel

Great tunes Darryl! Don't stay away too long. Take Care.

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1. Rebel-Rouser - Duane Eddy (1958)

2. Hey! Baby - Bruce Channel (1962)

3. (Love) Can Make You Happy - Mercy (1969)

4. Take Good Care Of My Baby - Bobby Vee (1961)

5. To Know Him Is To Love Him - The Teddy Bears (1958)

6. (Just Like) Romeo And Juliet - The Reflections (1964)

7. Silhouettes - The Rays (1957)

8. Queen Of Hearts - Juice Newton (1981)

9. Book Of Love - The Monotones (1958)

10. Gotta Travel On - Billy Grammer (1958)

That was a lot of fun Darryl - I love so many of your songs, it was tough to choose ten! :bow:

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1. Alley-Oop - Hollywood Argyles

2. Somebody's Knocking - Terri Gibbs

3. Rebel-Rouser - Duane Eddy

4. Take Good Care Of My Baby - Bobby Vee

5. Get A Job - Silhouettes

6. Sleep Walk - Santo & Johnny

7. Queen of Hearts - Juice Newton

8. Delta Dawn - Helen Reddy

9. (Just Like) Romeo and Juliet - The Reflections

10. Book Of Love - The Monotones

Honorable Mention: Teddy Bears, Beach Boys, Newbeats, Womack and/or Womack

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Thanks for voting Carole and Sammy. :)

Carole, the Oldies must be good, because they keep getting covered, and are used on so many Movie soundtracks.

And Sammy,'or Womack' is spot on in that studio recording. The late Cecil Womack is just a spectator to Linda and her backup singers.

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Man, some of these songs are older than me. Well, not really. Fun list, Darryl. You can shake up the order any way you want but keep Sleep Walk #1. Thanks.

1-Sleep Walk - Santo & Johnny (1959)

2-Love Letters - Ketty Lester (1962)

3-Rebel-Rouser - Duane Eddy (1958)

4-What Am I Living For - Chuck Willis (1958)

5-Queen Of Hearts - Juice Newton (1981)

6-(Just Like) Romeo And Juliet - The Reflections (1964)

7-Little Star - The Elegants (1958)

8-Alley- Oop - The Hollywood Argyles (1960)

9-Book Of Love - The Monotones (1958)

10-Hey! Baby - Bruce Channel (1962)

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1. More, More, More (Part 1) - Andrea True Connection

2. Hey! Baby - Bruce Channel

3. Who's Holding Donna Now - DeBarge

4. Rebel-Rouser - Duane Eddy

5. Would I Lie To You - Charles & Eddie

6. Sleep Walk - Santo & Johnny

7. Teardrops - Womack & Womack

8. Queen of Hearts - Juice Newton

9. Don't Worry Baby - Lorrie Morgan and the Beach Boys

10. Broken-Hearted Melody - Sarah Vaughan

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