Music Nostalgia – 5 Great Songs of ’62

That’s right!  Elvis is still on the list!  We still have slim pickins for variety so stick with me!  I’m getting closer to hard rock!  You see now…we have The Beatles ladies and gentlemen!  So you know that rock and roll is about to get really funky…and hippy like!

Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling In Love

What a wonderful little love song for all you Elvis fans.  Again, yes there is a movie of the same name with Selma Hayek in it and it does feature this song…but no one can sing it like Elvis!  I also believe UB40 also has a version which sounds all island like.

The Beatles – Please Please Me

And here are The Beatles ladies!  This was before the British invasion which swept our nation into a tea and crumpet typhoon!  They were so squeaky and awesome those first few years…soon, you will see a very weird transition…one of floral pants and striped shirts!  Oh!  And there will be sitars involved too!

The Beach Boys – Surfin’ Safari

Now we are at the steady climb of surfer music!  This song has a special place in my heart because the name denotes an expedition of some kind…but the only waves in Africa are filled with Great Whites.  I wonder how many surfers discovered that on their nomadic adventures in the 60’s! Still, what a damn fun song!

Sam Cooke – Twistin’ The Night Away

A great dance song!  I have a feeling that chiropractic doctors no longer were considered witch doctors by concerned moms since their children were in a permanent state of jazz twist!

Gene Chandler – Duke of Earl

One of the catchiest repeat phrases in the 60’s…and no one really understood.  I bet it was just cool to make that baritone pal of yours say it over and over again while hanging out at the bowling alley trying to impress the ladies!


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