You Sing, I Write: Songs of the Week: 5 Oldies But Goodies

Friday, November 14, 2008

Songs of the Week: 5 Oldies But Goodies

I've been freelancing at Rolling Stone the past two weeks helping out with their "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" online package — be sure to check it out next week! I'll definitely write a post about it once it's live so be on the lookout. Most of the songs featured I remember from my childhood, growing up and listening to the oldies with my Dad. At the time, I wished more than anything that he'd change the oldies station to Z100, but I must say I've gained a newfound appreciation for classic rock 'n' roll over the past few years. So much so, I even have an "Oldies" Pandora channel I listen to at work. I really wish I could live a day in the 50s and 60s and cover a show back then. Not to mention interview Elvis Presley, that would be amazing!

This week instead of my typical "Song of the Week" I've picked five of my favorite songs from the rock 'n' roll era. I really couldn't narrow it down to just one, so enjoy my mix of songs for the week!

1. "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys.

2. "My Girl" The Temptations

3. "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" by The Beatles.

4. "In the Still of the Night" by The Five Satins.

5. "Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley.

Honorable mention: "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" by Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers. You have to watch this hilarious video from "The Frankie Laine" show from the 1956. Lymon was only 13 when he wrote this song!

What are some of your favorite oldies songs?

1 comment:

Heather said...

I love that last one "Why Do Fools Fall In Love". What a fabulous video! The new style of music sweeping the nation - Rock and Roll. just awesome. :) I used to listen to oldies all the time as a kid but picking a fave would be pretty near impossible...


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