Sunday, May 27, 2018

200 MOST ESSENTIAL 60s SONGS: 170- 161. Continues next week.
Caffé Latté looks back at
THE 200 MOST ESSENTIAL
SONGS OF THE
1960s
No decade was as turbulent as the 1960s. Politically and socially, there was turmoil. Musically too, the rules were changing at breakneck speed. This was the decade of Flower Power, Motown, Woodstock, girl groups, Beatlemania, psychedelia and The British Invasion. Here are 200 songs that matter most from the period. These recordings had an impact on music and provided the soundtrack to the 10 years that made up the Sixties.
#170
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HEAT WAVE
Martha & The Vandellas
Another pop nugget from one of Motown's premier girl groups, "Heat Wave" was a 1963 hit written by the prolific trio of Holland-Dozier-Holland.
#169
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UP ON THE ROOF
The Drifters
A song can take you far from your everyday troubles. The Drifters offered one of the best examples of the power of music to do so when the R&B vocal group recorded the Carole King and Gerry Goffin composition "Up On The Roof". In 1963, it went Top 5 on both the Pop and Soul charts.
#168
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ISREALITES
Desmond Dekker & The Aces
Before Bob Marley became reggae's leading artist, Desmond Dekker exposed worldwide audiences to the genre with "Isrealites". In 1968, the single reached #1 in the UK and went Top 10 in America and Europe.
#167
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HE AIN'T HEAVY, HE'S MY BROTHER
The Hollies
In 1969, The Hollies unleashed this ballad which features an as yet unknown session musician on piano named Elton John. The single topped the British chart and made the US Top 10.
#166
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FIRE
The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
"Fire" remains one of the most unique singles released during the decade. Issued in 1968, the psychedelic soul track provided Arthur Brown with a UK #1 and a Top 10 smash in Europe and the U.S.A.
#165
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(YOUR LOVE KEEPS LIFTING ME)
HIGHER AND HIGHER
Jackie Wilson
 Influential soul performer Jackie Wilson had been absent from the upper rungs of the charts for years but "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher" returned him to the top in 1967. The single soon became a soul staple.
#164
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SUMMER IN THE CITY
The Lovin' Spoonful
Incorporating sound effects and the excitement of the season, "Summer In The City" was an American and Canadian #1 single for The Lovin' Spoonful in 1966.
#163
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THE LOCO-MOTION
Little Eva
Carole King and husband Gerry Goffin created this dance hit for babysitter Little Eva. In 1962, it made #1 in America and peaked at #2 on the British chart.
#162
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FRIDAY ON MY MIND
The Easybeats
"Friday On My Mind" bottled teen anticipation and energy and remains an underrated rock track by the Australian group The Easybeats. It was a massive chart-topping success in Australia in 1966 before reaching #6 in the UK and #16 in America. Two of its members, Harry Vanda and George Young continued penning hits for various Australian acts in the 1970s, including the early discs by AC/DC which featured 2 of the latter's brothers.
#161
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LEADER OF THE PACK
The Shangri-Las
A girl group, one bad boy and parental disapproval: the perfect ingredients for a hit song. But "Leader Of The Pack" went even further. By the song's end, the couple had broken up and the boy was dead. Released in 1964, the single gave The Shangri-Las an American #1.
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Saturday, May 26, 2018

The Caffe` Latte` Top 10 Tracks this week

1 Dance You Off BENJAMIN INGROSSO 2wks                                                                3 6

2 You Got Me STELLA MWANGI & ALEXANDRA ROTAN                                              5 3

3 Queens SAARA ALTO                                                                6 3

4 Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente ERMAL META & FABRIZIO MORO                                     8 2

5 Nobody But You CESAR SAMPSON                                                                  9 2

6 Storm SURIE                                                                          7 2

7 My Lucky Day DOREDOS                                                                                   2 4

8 Higher Ground RASMUSSEN                                                                                       NEW

9 Qami SEVAK KHANAGYAN                                                                      NEW

10 A Matter Of Time SENNEK                                                                            1 5

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200 MOST ESSENTIAL 60s SONGS: 180- 171. Continue tomorrow.
Caffé Latté looks back at
THE 200 MOST ESSENTIAL
SONGS OF THE
1960s
No decade was as turbulent as the 1960s. Politically and socially, there was turmoil. Musically too, the rules were changing at breakneck speed. This was the decade of Flower Power, Motown, Woodstock, girl groups, Beatlemania, psychedelia and The British Invasion. Here are 200 songs that matter most from the period. These recordings had an impact on music and provided the soundtrack to the 10 years that made up the Sixties.
#180
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KING OF THE ROAD
Roger Miller
In 1965, Roger Miller unleashed his composition "King Of The Road" as a single. It soon grew into an international crossover hit, reaching #1 on the US Country and Easy Listening charts, #4 on the Hot 100 and even going to #1 in Britain.
#179
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SHE'S NOT THERE
The Zombies
The debut single from British group The Zombies was the thrilling "She's Not There". It has since been covered by the likes of Santana and Crowded House. The original peaked at #2 in America.
#178
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DA DOO RON RON
The Crystals
Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry created many pop gems like the timeless "Da Doo Ron Ron". It is regarded as a highlight of the golden girl group era. Phil Spector produced and co-wrote the 1963 hit which made the Top 5 on both sides of the Atlantic.
#177
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CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU
Frankie Valli
In 1967, few discs matched the production standard of this solo release from the Four Seasons' frontman, Frankie Valli.
#176
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SOME VELVET MORNING
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood
Until 1967, Nancy Sinatra's recorded output was closely linked to country and western. "Some Velvet Morning" marked a change. It was written and produced by her singing partner Lee Hazlewood. It sound continues to inspire recordings to this day.
#175
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TIN SOLDIER
Small Faces
Britain seemed the cradle of innovative rock and one of its best hits was "Tin Soldier". This 1967 Top 10 UK single by The Small Faces represents the exciting attitude of British rock and why it led the world.
#174
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WICHITA LINEMAN
Glen Campbell
Few discs from the 1960s match the beauty of this country crossover hit by Glen Campbell. Penned by Jimmy Webb, it features strings and clever production, the 1968 disc peaked at #3 Pop and topped the American Country and Adult Contemporary charts. It also made the British Top 10.
#173
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YOU'RE MY WORLD
Cilla Black
Adapted from an Italian song entitled "Il Mio Mondo" (my world), the dramatic rendition by Cilla Black was an early production hit credited to George Martin. This version reached #1 in Britain and Australia in 1964.
#172
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PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON
Peter, Paul & Mary
Peter, Paul & Mary was a high profile folk trio that recorded seminal 60s hits such as 1963's "Puff The Magic Dragon". It has lived on as a children's song despite being cited as containing references to drugs.
#171
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BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO
Neil Sedaka
Neil Sedaka was a Brill Building alumni, having penned numerous hits. In 1962, he scored a US #1 with "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do". He slowed down the bouncy original for a re-recording that made the Top 10 in 1975.
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