"In 1962/63, I was at the
local coffee bar, listening
to all these records.....
and usually sitting there all
evening with a single bottle
of Coca-Cola, in those lovely
shaped bottles." - Thisisme
and a wide variety of other entertaining, informative and inspirational subjects
in her blog entitled Southhamsdarling.
Thisisme responded to my recent post in which I listed the 200 Greatest Hits of the Shady Dell by sharing with us her own list of song favorites. Thisisme owns a vintage 1962 jukebox and has it stocked with baby boomer classics.
"As you can imagine, being a child
of the 60's, I love it!" Thisisme
exclaimed in a recent post. "It has
one hundred old 45's on it, ranging
from Elvis to Cliff Richard, Brenda
Lee, Roy Orbison, Jim Reeves, Connie
Francis, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Buddy Holly, The Four Tops, and The
Supremes, to name but a few.
The good thing about the juke box
is that, being surrounded by fields,
I can play it as loud as I like (and
I do! Usually I'm bopping away whilst listening to the music. Nothing like
a good bop to cheer you up!!)
Here is my list of my Top Twenty
favourite hits of the early-mid
sixties, Shady, (in no particular
"I Can't Stop Loving You" by
Ray Charles (June 1962)
"She's Not You" by Elvis Presley
"Poetry in Motion" by Johnny Tillotson
"Cathy's Clown" by The Everly Brothers
"Runaway" by Del Shannon
"I Want To Hold Your Hand" by
The Beatles (February 1964)
"Take Good Care of My Baby" by
Bobby Vee (October 1961)
"Baby Love" by The Supremes
"In Dreams" by Roy Orbison
"Needles and Pins" by The Searchers
"Lipstick On Your Collar" by
Connie Francis (July 1959)
(Upload by a YouTuber in Devon, UK!)
"It's My Party" by Lesley Gore
"Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow"
by The Shirelles (February 1961)
"He's A Rebel" by The Crystals
"You Don't Have To Say You Love Me"
by Dusty Springfield (July 1966)
"Out of Time" by Chris Farlowe
"Reach Out I'll Be There" by
The Four Tops (October 1966)
"Good Vibrations" by The Beach Boys
"Distant Drums" by Jim Reeves
"Halfway to Paradise" by Billy Fury
(May to October 1961)
Thank you very much for sending in
your fab list of Twenty Favourite Hits,
When I watched that "...Hold Your Hand" video the unbridled excitement took me over and I was teleported back to the start of 1964 when the unprecedented Beatles craze began stateside. That's powerful.
Ultimately, "Out of Time" is Shady Del's Pick to Click from your list because it's stupendous yet seldom heard, but every song's a winner here and so are you, my dear friend!
If you have a Top Tunes list I'd love to see it. It would be fascinating to discover which songs meant the most to you in your youth or which ones resonate now in the present. Why not do what Wanilianna, Jerre, Belle and Thisisme did? Make a list, submit it in the form of a comment and I'll get
it posted. It can be a list of your favorite songs, the most exciting songs, best songs from a particular time period similar to my mid 60's Dell survey...anything you like!
Have a Shady day!
And The Winner Is:
5 hours ago