Music Battle: 50's and 60's Rock N' Roll
Debate Rounds (5)
My first song choice is "Nadine" by Chuck Berry- 1964
http://youtu.be... Johnny Burnette- Train Kept A Rollin' http://youtu.be... Dale Hawkins- Susie Q http://youtu.be...
The first involves a toast to a fool that went and told his girlfriend bye bye. Kind of a depressing rock song but with great lyrics and a great voice the song is art in motion.
The second song is more of an upbeat describing a girl that although she's pretty she's not the kind of girl you want to be in a relationship with. She's poison ivy, and you can look but you better not touch.
Third song describing a man that cannot even sleep just thinking of his girl. Tossing and turning all night, this guys waking up at all times of the night but he can't get her off his mind.
Now I cannot figure out how to get the link from YouTube from my phone. So here's what's going to happen. I will post the name's and artists for now and post the links in the next round when I have access to a computer.
First song: The Fool by Sanford Clark
Second song: Poison Ivy by The Coasters
Third song: Tossin and Turnin by Bobby Lewis
I'll give brief explanations of what the lyrics are about since that's what you've been doing, and it's a good idea.
The Ronettes- (The Best Part Of) Breakin' Up https://www.youtube.com... The title of the song says it all, (well, almost all) how "the best part of breaking up is when you're making up." I love Ronnie Spector's powerful vocals backed by that amazing "Wall of Sound" sound!
The Shirelles- Baby It's You https://www.youtube.com... This song is about a woman who wants so badly to be with this man, despite whatever she hears people saying about him (that he's a cheater, he's never been true, etc) and all the lonely nights she's cried over him. It's on the slower side and has got a beautifully haunting sound to it! "Baby It's You" has been covered by many artists, most notably The Beatles and Smith.
And of course, I have to include a song by The Supremes- You Can't Hurry Love https://www.youtube.com... She is so anxious to find a love to ease her mind, but she remembers Mama said "You can't hurry love, no, you just have to wait!" She said "love don't come easy- it's a game of give and take."
Now onto the next three songs.
The first song is really asking a question that is strange, why do fools fall in love? The answer they get is unknown, the same reason as why rain falls from up above or why birds sing so gay (Happy) they just do. Now the first song.
Why do Fools Fall in Love by Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers https://www.youtube.com...
The second song is probably one more unknown as the artist mainly does country ballads and country songs but basically this guy is so sad that his baby left him in the dirt that she's got him singing the blues. Here you have it.
Singing the Blues by Marty Robbins https://www.youtube.com...
Third song, this guy has quite the woman across town that is really good to him. SOunds like quite a girl and I am quite jealous, she gives him money, saves her loving and...well why don't you have a listen.
I got a Woman by Ray Charles https://www.youtube.com...
http://youtu.be... Dave Clark 5- Any Way You Want It http://youtu.be... The Hollies- Stop Stop Stop http://youtu.be... And as a bonus, a song from a very important lady from the British Invasion, Dusty Springfield- The Look of Love http://youtu.be... Enjoy!!
Number one guy is in quite a predicament, one most guys wish to be in and rings true for many of us. Jes surrounded by pretty girls and so here you have it...
Pretty Girls Everywhere by Eugene Church
The next song is kind of the opposite and for reasons unknown is the place I find myself in, only the lonely know the way I feel and me and Roy sing this song over and over while I drive. So here you go.
Only the lonely by Roy Orbison
Alright this next song is walking on the border of your year limit. A 1970 Rock song and you can tell from this song how rock started evolving into the modern day music. I can't tell you what this song but I beleive it's about a dance called the rock and roll hoockie koo and ironically the name is...
Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo by Johnny Winter
And the bonus song and I was waiting for you to choose it but you didn't is one of my favourite rock and roll songs.
Johnny B. Goode by Chuck Berry
http://youtu.be... so I learned something new! Johnny B. Goode, such a classic! It was actually going to be my round 1 song, but then I decided to switch it to Nadine. So for my last round, I'd thought I'd cover a little Motown, Stax, and just one of my favorite bands ever! For my Motown choice (so much to choose from) I'm going to pick the Four Tops- Standing in the Shadows of Love http://youtu.be... they are one of my favorite Motown artists/groups (along with The Temps, Marvin, and the mighty Miracles!) For my Stax choice I'm going to have to pick the Late, Great Mr. Otis Redding's Can't Turn You Loose https://m.youtube.com...# the energy and star quality that man had was unbelievable... Truly a legend and gone way way too soon... My last song is from one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE bands!! (Ok, I know I have a lot of favorites, but these guys are way way up there on my absolute all-time favorite list!!) They are The Rascals (also known as The Young Rascals). They have put out so many timeless hits that you still hear everywhere (i.e. Good Lovin' and It's a Beautiful Morning). This particular song of their's (written by group members Eddie Brigati and Felix Cavaliere) became an extremely successful cover hit for Pat Benatar 14 years later in 1980, and her music video for the song became the 2nd video ever to be broadcast on Mtv!! As much as I love her version, for me the original is the greatest! So here they are- The Rascals, with You Better Run http://youtu.be...
I beleive that no classic rock battle should exclude this singer. This person is talking about a train that took his girl away and won't bring her back. A very specific 16 coaches long here's...
Elvis Presley singing Mystery Train
The next song describing a girl who can't help but love the singer. You are asked to kindly be aware that they both can't help it.
Little Richard singing The Girl Can't Help it
The last song is most fitting since we are proving it true. We don't care what people say because rock and roll is here to stay. The last song is here. Cheers.
Danny and the Juniors singing Rock and Roll is Here to Stay
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