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THE OC'S TOP 35 (er, 37) ROCK & ROLL AND DOO WOP SONGS OF JULY 3, 2016

MAKING YOUR MEMORIES

July 3, 2016

“OC Favorites – Top 35,” well, really 37 of the best Rock & Roll and Doo Wop music ever played on the air in just over two hours as selected by the listeners of “MAKING YOUR MEMORIES.”! Rather than list them in reverse order numerically we decided to break them up into “TIERS” or groupings based upon the tally of votes. There were 16 songs in Tier Five, 12 in Tier Four, 5 in Tier 3, 3 in Tier 2 and 1 in Tier 1 for the top honors. Enjoy!

TIER FIVE

1)        The Wonder of You, Elvis

2)        Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Platters

3)        In The Still of the Night, Dion & the Belmonts (Cole Porter)

4)        Teardrops, Lee Andrews & the Hearts

5)        Lovers Never Say Goodbye, Flamingos

6)        Oh What A Night, Dells

7)        Over the Mountain, Across the Sea, Johnnie & Joe

8)        So Much in Love, Tymes

9)        Band of Gold, Mel Carter

10)    Breaking Up is Hard To Do, Jivin Gene & Jokers

11)    I Ran All the Way Home, Impalas

12)    Maybe, Chantels

13)    Duke of Earl, Gene Chandler

14)    Great Pretender, Platters

15)    Love you So, Ron Holden

16)    Goodnight My Love, Jesse Belvin

TIER FOUR

17)    Dream Lover, Bobby Darin

18)    I Only Have Eyes For You, Flamingos

19)    This I Swear, Skyliners

20)    Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, Shirelles

21)    Where or When, Dion & Belmonts

22)    Blue Moon, Marcels

23)    Little Star, Elegants

24)    Book of Love, Monotones

25)    There’s a Moon Out Tonight, Capris

26)    I Wonder Why, Dion & Belmonts

27)    To The Aisle, 5 Satins

TIER THREE

28)    Summer Place, Percy Faith (instrumental)

29)    Summer Place Letttermen (vocal)

30)    My True Story, Jive 5

31)    You Belong to Me, Duprees

32)    Cryin in the Chapel, Orioles

TIER TWO

33)    One Summer Night, Danleers

34)    Little Darlin, Diamonds

35)    Why Do Fools Fall in Love, Frankie Lymon & Teenagers

36)    Earth Angel, Penguins

TIER ONE

37)    (I Remember) In The Still of the Night, 5 Satins

 

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THE MUSIC!

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THE MUSIC!

During the months of April, May and June we surveyed our listeners to find out their favorite 50’s and early 60’s songs and artists. Wow! We received over 200 entries from a number of listeners and began compiling, counting and defining the artists and songs. On June 26 we premiered the first of the listings, roughly from #65 to #36. Below is a list of those songs along with the artist who performed them. Do not include the Special Requests as those were played at the request of several of our listeners.

 

On July 3, 2016 we will unveil the top 35 songs as identified by our listeners. Listen in at KSBR FM 88.5 or www.ksbr.org and hit Listen Live! 

 

 

MAKING YOUR MEMORIES

“OC’s Favorites”

June 26, 2016

 

Requests:

All Summer Long, Beach Boys

Take Good Care of My Baby, Frankie Vali

Puppy Love, Paul Anka

 

1)        Papa Oh Mow Mow, Rivingtons

 

2)        Love Potion #9, Clovers

 

3)        Broken Hearted Melody, Sarah Vaughn

 

4)        Searchin, Coasters

 

5)        Harlem Nocturne, Viscounts

 

6)        Duke of Earl, Gene Chandler

 

7)        Do You Love Me, Contours

 

8)        At The Hop, Danny & Jrs

 

9)        Teenager in Love, Dion & Belmonts

 

10)    Beyond the Sea, Bobby Darin

 

11)    Town without Pity, Gene Pitney

 

12)    Take Good Care of My Baby, Bobby Vee

 

13)    Denise, Randy & Rainbows

 

14)    There Goes My Baby, Drifters

 

15)    My Special Angel, Vogues

 

16)    Bye Bye Baby Good Bye, Frankie Vali & 4 Seasons

 

17)    What a Difference a Day Makes, Dinah Washington

 

18)    What Time Is It?, Jive 5

 

19)    Don’t Worry Baby, Beach Boys

 

20)    Harbor Lights, Platters

 

21)    Till, Angels

 

22)    Look in My Eyes, Chantels

 

23)    Angel Baby, Rosie & Originals

 

24)    My Own True Love, Duprees

 

25)    When You Wish Upon a Star, Dion & Belmonts

 

26)    You Are My Destiny, Paul Anka

 

27)    Can’t Stop Loving You, Ray Charles

 

28)    Night, Jackie Wilson

 

29)    Daddy’s Home, Shep & Limelights

 

30)    Since I Don’t Have You, Skyliners

 

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