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Sun Dec 23, 2012, 11:03 AM

45 years ago, the top songs of the year 1967. Remember?

Well, I do. Getting old, I guess, but thank you, WKNR, Keener 13 in Detroit for the memories (http://keenerpodcast.com/). Some great music here, and I remember them all, and can sing them. But where are my car keys?



1967
1.Light My Fire – Doors
2.The Letter – Box Tops
3.Believer/Stepping Stone - Monkees
4.Incense & Peppermints – Strawberry Alarm Clock
5.Little Bit of Soul – Music Explosion
6.Something Stupid – Frank & Nancy
7.Midnight Hour – Wanted
8.Happy Together – Turtles
9.Kind of a Drag – Buckinghams
10.Love’s Gone Bad – Underdogs
11.I Wanna Testify – Parliaments
12.Rain Park & Other Things – Cowsills
13.Snoopy vs. The Red Barron – Royal Guardsmen
14.Cant Take My Eyes Off You – Frankie Valli
15.Ode to Billie Joe – Billie Gentry
16.Heavy Music – Bob Seger
17.Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
18.Everlasting Love – Robert Knight
19.To Sir With Love – Lulu
20.Dont You Care – Buckinghams
21.Blues Theme – Arrows
22.Ruby Tuesday – Rolling Stones
23.Societys Child – Janis Ian
24.Windy – Association
25.Daydream/Goin Down – Monkees
26.Georgie Girl – Seekers
27.Sweet Soul Music – A.Conley
28.I Heard It Through The Grapevine – G.Knight & Pips
29.Words/Pleasant Valley – Monkees
30.Western Union – 5 Americans
31.Some Kind of Wonderful – Soul Brother 6

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Reply 45 years ago, the top songs of the year 1967. Remember? (Original post)
Faygo Kid Dec 2012 OP
Teamster Jeff Dec 2012 #1
Arkansas Granny Dec 2012 #2
In_The_Wind Dec 2012 #3
Manifestor_of_Light Dec 2012 #32
In_The_Wind Dec 2012 #33
Scuba Dec 2012 #4
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2012 #5
KC Dec 2012 #36
Ptah Dec 2012 #6
Systematic Chaos Dec 2012 #7
LWolf Dec 2012 #20
Still Blue in PDX Dec 2012 #8
MrScorpio Dec 2012 #9
Faygo Kid Dec 2012 #11
LeftofObama Dec 2012 #22
RebelOne Dec 2012 #10
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2012 #37
IcyPeas Dec 2012 #12
ellaydubya Dec 2012 #13
pinboy3niner Dec 2012 #14
Faygo Kid Dec 2012 #15
pinboy3niner Dec 2012 #17
Irishonly Dec 2012 #16
femmocrat Dec 2012 #18
LWolf Dec 2012 #19
Grantuspeace Dec 2012 #21
HarveyDarkey Dec 2012 #23
undeterred Dec 2012 #24
Faygo Kid Dec 2012 #26
Blue_In_AK Dec 2012 #27
rurallib Dec 2012 #25
pinboy3niner Dec 2012 #28
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2012 #38
shanti Dec 2012 #29
love_katz Dec 2012 #30
tblue Dec 2012 #31
Little Star Dec 2012 #34
Waiting For Everyman Dec 2012 #35
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2012 #39
Boomerproud Dec 2012 #40
NRaleighLiberal Dec 2012 #41

Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 11:14 AM

1. Awesome!

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 11:17 AM

2. Wow! I hadn't thought about some of those tunes in years.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 11:22 AM

3. I remember most of those.

Finding my care keys isn't a problem.
Now my hearing aids is another story . . .

Maybe you'll remember these.






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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 06:30 AM

32. don't forget the sequel--Leader of the Laundromat, by the Detergents!!




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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Reply #32)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 06:47 AM

33. Oh great. Just great



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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 11:26 AM

4. Two Top 20 Hits by the Buckinghams!!

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 11:33 AM

5. 45 years ago? Nawwwww, was only yesterday

it seems.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:47 AM

36. I didn't figure out

how many years ago that was, now I'm really depressed. lol 45 years ago?...wow it does seem 'almost' like yesterday !

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 11:39 AM

6. Hey, hey, we're the Monkees

Hey, hey, we're the Monkees
And people say we monkey around.
But we're too busy singing
To put anybody down.


3.Believer/Stepping Stone - Monkees
25.Daydream/Goin Down – Monkees
29.Words/Pleasant Valley – Monkees

Here we come, walkin'
Down the street.
We get the funniest looks from
Every one we meet.
Hey, hey, we're the Monkees
And people say we monkey around.
But we're too busy singing
To put anybody down.
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Thanks for the trip to the past!

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:27 PM

7. I wasn't born until 1969 and I remember (and like) most of these songs.

Here's the Billboard #1 from the week of my birth on March 17, 1969.

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Response to Systematic Chaos (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 05:41 PM

20. I may not have heard

that one since 1967, but I heard it enough times that I am immediately transported to that year, and I could probably sing it word for word if I weren't laughing so hard.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 01:55 PM

8. There are three songs I don't remember, so off to Youtube I go . . .

Love's Gone Bad, Heavy Music, and Don't You Care.

I wonder if I do in fact know the songs and just didn't ever know the names.



On edit: Of course I remember Don't You Care! I cleared the downstairs singing along with the youtube clip of The Buckinghams on the Smothers Comedy Brothers Hour.

The other two, not a glimmer of recognition.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:04 PM

9. This was the soundtracks to our lives in Detroit back then

Don't forget CKLW either

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:27 PM

11. Merry Christmas, from CKLW

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 06:26 PM

22. ooooooooooh!!

CKLW! I lived 100 miles southwest of Detroit but we could pick up CKLW on our transistor radio LOL!! When I was a kid they actually called my name on the air and I had x number of seconds to call back and win a prize. Unfortunately I was in school when they called my name so I couldn't call back and all I got was a box of Marathon bars.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:11 PM

10. Remember them all.

After all, I am 73 years old.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:30 PM

37. Darlin',... you don't look a day over 50

from where I sit.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:30 PM

12. I wouldn't recognize today's top 30 but

I remember most of these. Great songs. A lot of them stand the test of time too.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 03:19 PM

13. Thanks for the memories!

Fourteen years old then-knew every word as I sang while I danced-and I danced every chance I could! Those were wonderful times....

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 03:49 PM

14. Wow! I'm surprised that I remember all but one.

Especially because I reported for Army induction in March '67, and I don't remember having the chance to listen to music much at that time.

The Association's 'Windy' wasn't one of my favorites of theirs, but I'd been a charter member of their fan club, saw them perform a bunch of times, and interviewed them several times for my HS newspaper. When I was editor-in-chief, I even wrote an editorial that cited their lyrics (from their song, 'Enter the Young'). And when I learned from friends on Student Council that the act for a school concert fell through at the last minute, I was able to whip out the card of the Association's business manager...so they ended up performing at my HS.

I didn't get to Vietnam until '69, but #2--'The Letter' by the Box Tops--was still a huge favorite with the troops there (naturally).

The only one on the list I don't remember: 10. Love’s Gone Bad – Underdogs.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 04:34 PM

15. Underdogs were a Detroit thing only

Garage band. All the rest - sublime memories.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #15)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 05:13 PM

17. Well, that explains it--thanks

And thanks for the classic rock thread!

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 05:12 PM

16. I remember most of them

When I read 45 years ago I gasped. It cannot have been that long ago.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 05:23 PM

18. Most of them.....

but then I've heard them each about a million times since then. How can "Brown Eyed Girl" (my former username somewhere) be a grandma already????

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 05:38 PM

19. I remember. nt

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 06:15 PM

21. What a great variety of songs!

Not the "cookie cutter" techno voice corrective crap these days.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 06:28 PM

23. Yes I do

 

it was the year I graduated high school.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 06:39 PM

24. Ode to Billie Joe

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Response to undeterred (Reply #24)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 07:11 PM

26. Here you go, from the best TV show of all time.

I speak, of course, of The Smothers Brothers.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #26)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 07:15 PM

27. Absolutely my favorite show of all time, too.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 06:47 PM

25. No Beatles?

I seem to remember buying Sargeant Pepper or Magical Mystery Tour around Christmas one year.

Side note - I started giving blood in December 1967 - still dripping strong - 45 years.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #25)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 07:41 PM

28. Other lists include the Beatles in their top 25

The OP list is from a local radio station in Detroit. Here are a couple of the national lists:

1 Respect Aretha Franklin
2 Light My Fire Doors
3 Sunshine Of Your Love Cream
4 Purple Haze Jimi Hendrix
5 A Day In The Life Beatles
6 Whiter Shade Of Pale Procol Harum
7 Somebody To Love Jefferson Airplane
8 Soul Man Sam & Dave
9 Strawberry Fields Forever Beatles
10 Nights In White Satin Moody Blues
11 The Letter Box Tops
12 Waterloo Sunset Kinks
13 I Can See For Miles The Who
14 My Back Pages Byrds
15 White Rabbit Jefferson Airplane
16 Time Has Come Today Chambers Brothers
17 Dance To The Music Sly & the Family Stone
18 Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
19 A Natural Woman Aretha Franklin
20 Happy Together Turtles
21 Tears Of A Clown Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
22 (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher Jackie Wilson
23 Penny Lane Beatles
24 The Dark End Of The Street James Carr
25 I Second That Emotion Smokey Robinson & the Miracles

http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/bg_hits/bg_hits_67.html


The next list is attributed to Billboard...


1. To Sir With Love Lulu
2. Light My Fire The Doors
3. Windy The Association
4. Ode To Billie Joe Bobbie Gentry
5. The Letter The Box Tops
6. Daydream Believer The Monkees
7. Somethin' Stupid Nancy Sinatra And Frank Sinatra
8. Happy Together The Turtles
9. I Heard It Through The Grapevine Gladys Knight &The Pips
10. Incense And Peppermints Strawberry Alarm Clock
11. Groovin' The Young Rascals
12. Can't Take My Eyes Off You Frankie Valli
13. Little Bit O'soul The Music Explosion
14. Respect Aretha Franklin
15. The Rain, The Park &Other Things The Cowsills
16. Never My Love The Association
17. Hello Goodbye The Beatles
18. Tell It Like It Is Aaron Neville
19. Come Back When You Grow Up Bobby Vee
20. I Was Made To Love Her Stevie Wonder
21. I Second That Emotion Smokey Robinson &The Miracles
22. Sweet Soul Music Arthur Conley
23. I Think We're Alone Now Tommy James &The Shondells
24. Expressway To Your Heart Soul Survivors
25. Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie Jay &The Techniques

http://www.chairborneranger.com/top100/top100-1967.htm


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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #28)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:37 PM

38. I did not realize for ages that some music was different depending on where you lived.

Esp. on the coasts.
The "Top Ten" in Seattle was slightly different than the "top Ten" in New York, back then.
On the West coast, there was not as much funk, or Memphis sound, or blues, in the 50's and 60's.
Had to discover all that for myself years later.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 07:44 PM

29. 1967 was a great music year!

i was 12 years old that year, and loved many of those songs

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:46 AM

30. Love this trip down memory lane.

Thanks for the posting.

I also love how YouTube brings up other songs by these artists. Different areas of the country had different songs that were the top hits.

I found some other good ones from these artists, even if maybe they weren't from the same year: Draggin' the Line, by Tommy James and the Shondells; Cherokee Nation by Paul Revere and the Raiders; Crystal Blue Persuasion by Tommy James and the Shondells...oh, man, those days were so great...I could go on and on.

Sigh...I miss the good parts of the good old Sixties.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 02:03 AM

31. I have 13 on my iTunes

Oh my gosh. I was LITTLE then though. I had an older sister so I knew a lot of the music. I'm not that old. I'm trying to rationalize why I own so many of these songs but but but...

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:20 AM

34. Damn! Good memories takin' me back.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:41 AM

35. Billboard's Top 100 for any year -- 1950 to 2011.

Thanks, Faygo Kid! 1964 to 1967 were my favorite years. Wish I could do them over again, I'd do it in a milli-second. The songs do bring it back though -- I stayed into "the classics" since they were new.

http://www.musicoutfitters.com/top-100-songs.htm

I'll say one thing -- we knew how to throw a dance then, and we weren't ashamed to be romantic. (Btw, those who don't know about slow dancing are really missing out.)





Happy Holidays to you!

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Response to Waiting For Everyman (Reply #35)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:43 PM

39. Happily, we now have radio stations dedicated to "the oldies"

and of course via internet we can easily listen to and collect any songs we want.

Best yet, Simon and Garfunkel, The Beach Boys, Mommas and Poppas, and of course the Beatles and 'Stones, Bob Dylan, etc
have become bedrock icons, not to be forgotten in the dusty memory of yesteryear's music.

We made so much history, on so many levels.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:20 PM

40. I echo every reply to this thread.

I was 11 years old and had two older brothers. Today everyone who defends today's garbage says the same thing..."There's great stuff out there, you just have to look for it." Well, back in the 60's we didn't have to "look for it".

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Response to Boomerproud (Reply #40)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:31 PM

41. Respectfully disagree! There is some great stuff today, and there was some not so great stuff

back then. Wonderful thing about the arts....no wrong answers - just what floats each of our boats.

Listen to Radio Paradise (streaming) and you can get exposed to superb music throughout the entire span of rock music (and its offshoots). Maybe it is my two girls who exposed us to so much good music that we continue to look ahead, and only occasionally look back.

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