(Katia, this means you!)
lend me your ears
and your eyes.....
and a hundred smackers. (Pay ya back with interest.)
It's time for me to begin
my countdown of
the 200 Greatest Hits
of the Shady Dell!
Do you enjoy testing your musical knowledge?
I'm inviting you to play Name That Tune while I count down my list of the greatest Dell songs of the mid 60s. The survey covers the period from December 1965 through September 1967 - the 22 month span during which I practically lived at the Dell before going off to college. You will be given a line
or two of lyrics from five different songs. Your mission, Jim, should you choose to accept it, is to identify the songs
from those clues.
Put on your thinking cap. Here are the
lyric samples for the first five Dell songs:
Once I was a hollow man
In which a lonely heart did dwell
Then love came sneaking up on me
Bringing hope to an empty shell
Worn out phrases and longing gazes
Won’t get you where you want to go
Just one look in your eye
And my temperature goes sky high
'mr judge,' I said, 'won't you please be kind
Have pity on me, a poor orphan child?'
Mr judge he says with a long mean frown
'orphan or not, you're going down!'
Well I screamed on my knees in the witness box,
'lord have mercy on my golden locks.'
The judge I could see that he was snide
He says, 'the only kind of blonde you are's a peroxide!'
I'll find you anywhere you go,
I'm gonna look high and low.
You can't escape this love of mine anytime.
Now let's find out if you passed or
flunked as we begin counting down
The 200 Greatest Hits
of the Shady Dell!
200. "(I Wanna) Testify" - Parliaments
199. "Words Of Love" - Mamas & Papas
198. "B-A-B-Y" - Carla Thomas (August '66)
197. "Lime Street Blues" - Procol Harum
196. "Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie"
- Jay & The Techniques (July '67)
How many songs did you correctly guess from the lyric clues? Refer to the grading scale below to determine your musical I.Q.
All 5 right – Congratulations!
of the College of Musical Knowledge.
3 or 4 right –
Licensed lyric lover
2 right -
1 right –
Sign up for remedial
classes at the
School of Rock
0 right –
You just dance and hum along!
Do you have a top tunes list of your own that you would like to share? I'd love to see it! It doesn't have to contain 200 songs; even a Top 10 would be interesting and instructive. Submit your song list in the form of a comment and I'll get it posted.
Have a Shady day!