Tommy Roe [01:13]
ABC Records 45-11211 1969
That is some quality bubblegum right there. Vinyl-O-Matic approved!
The Fantastic Baggys [04:06]
"Anywhere the Girls Are"
Imperial Records 66072 1965
Surf's up, ladies... from the duo Sloan and Barri who also wrote Johnny Rivers' "Secret Agent Man".
K.C. & the Sunshine Band [06:11]
"Get Down Tonight"
T.K. Records 1009 1975
I have to say as a DJ, that sped up guitar riff is a little panic-inducing. Did I play this at the right speed? Wait... It's a 45... phew! Number 1 on the Hot 100, of course.
John Fred and His Playboy Band [09:34]
"Judy in Disguise (with Glasses)"
Paula Records PAULA 282 1967
This funky number takes misinterpretted lyrics to its illogical conclusion. Cantelope eyes? Sure enough, it made it to Number 1 in the Fall of 1967.
Herman's Hermits [13:35]
"I'm into Something Good"
MGM Records K13280 1964
This Brill Building homage to Brian Wilson took the Peter Noon and the boys to number 13 in 1964
George Riddle [16:07]
"Set Up Another"
Starday Records 755 1966
A nice honky-tonk ode from one of the Jones Boys.
Diana Ross [18:57]
"Last Time I Saw Him"
Motown M 1278F 1973
This kitchen-sink production style number made it to number 14 in the winter of 1974 for Ms. Ross. Oddly it made it to number on on the Easy Listening chart.
The Beatles [21:46]
"I Feel Fine"
Captiol Records 5327 1964
This latin outing for the Liverpool lads landed them in the number one spot for three weeks at the end of 1964 and beginning of 1965.
The Singing Nun [25:15]
Philips 44009 1963
All the way from Belgium to the number one spot on the Hot 100 in 1963, for Sœur Sourire.
Jay Black and the Americans [28:11]
United Artists Records UA-353 1961
A little something from West Side Story for Mr. Black and his Americans.
Edison Lighthouse [30:43]
"Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Grows)"
Bell Records 858 1970
This London session musician affair climbed up to number 5 in March of 1970.
Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina [33:38]
"Your Mama Don't Dance"
Columbia 4-45719 1972
My mama did dance, but my dad did not rock and roll. But he did dance too, so there. The bearded Loggins and clean-shaven Messina took this retro outing to number 4 on the Hot 100 in 1974.
Bill Haley and his Comets [37:38]
"(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock"
MCA Records MCA-60025 1973
Originally released on Decca in 1954, this reissue returned to the charts in 1974, peaking out at number 39.
The Partridge Family [39:48]
"Doesn't Somebody Want to Be Wanted"
Bell Records 963 1971
But not like David Cassidy, who hated this song, especially the spoken word break. Nevertheless this single reached number 6 on the Hot 100.
George Jones and the Jones Boys [42:48]
"Not What I Had in Mind"
United Artists Records UA 528 1963
A little number penned by Cowboy Jack Clement which helped ol' George reach Number 7 on the country charts.
Johnny Rivers [45:33]
"Secret Agent Man"
Imperial Records IM-6187 1966
The aforementioned Sloan and Barri composition for the UK series Danger Man which was rebranded Secret Agent Man on this side of the Atlantic.
Music behind the DJ: "Auntie Gin's Theme" by George Martin and his Orchestra