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“Like Dreamers Do” is a song written by Paul McCartney in 1957 and is one of the earliest written songs credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was recorded by The Beatles in 1962 prior to Ringo Starr joining the band, and featured Pete Best on the drums. It was most notably performed by the group at their   Read More …

“Good Vibrations” (The Beach Boys), was composed and produced by Brian Wilson, the song’s lyrics were written by Wilson and Mike Love. Released as a single on October 10, 1966, it was The Beach Boys’ third U.S. number-one hit after “I Get Around” and “Help Me, Rhonda”, and their first British chart-topper. Wilson’s publicist Derek   Read More …

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“A Lover’s Concerto” is a pop song written by American songwriters Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell and recorded in 1965 by The Toys (photo). Their version of the song was a major hit in both the United States and the UK during 1965. It peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at #2. Linzer and   Read More …

“You’re Sixteen” is a song written by the Sherman Brothers, firstly performed by the American singer Johnny Burnette, whose version peaked at no 8 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in December 1960 and number 3 in the U.K. in 1961. In January 1974, a cover version by British musician Ringo Starr hit number one.   Read More …

“(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave” is a 1963 hit single made popular by Motown girl group Martha and the Vandellas. It was originally released in July 1963, on the Motown subsidiary label Gordy, peaking at no 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and no 1 on the Billboard Hot R&B chart. Produced and composed   Read More …

Categories: Playlist, Stories of songs

“Be My Baby” is a 1963 single written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, and Ellie Greenwich, performed by The Ronettes and produced by Spector. When released as a single, the song reached no 2 on the U.S. Billboard Pop Singles Chart and  no 4 on the UK’s Record Retailer. “Be My Baby” is one of   Read More …

Words are flying out like endless rain into a paper cup They slither while they pass They slip away across the universe Pools of sorrow waves of joy are drifting thorough my open mind Possessing and caressing me Images of broken light which dance before me like a million eyes That call me on and   Read More …

Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here “Here Comes the Sun” is a song by George Harrison from The Beatles’ 1969 album Abbey Road. The song is one of Harrison’s best-known Beatles’ contributions alongside “Something”. The year 1969 was a difficult one for   Read More …

“Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” was the 1967 single of Frankie Valli. The song was among Valli’s biggest hits, reaching no. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earning a gold record. It was Valli’s biggest “solo” hit until he hit no. 1 in 1974 with “My Eyes Adored You“. This song has been   Read More …

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