Thursday, March 16, 2006

Twenty songs from 1968

Wherein More Details are available


Hey Jude is bloated and pretentious and a great song. Otis Redding is the man; truly, any mood you’re in Otis has a song for it. Though I haven’t checked “murderous rampage” so I may be overstating my case. I don’t remember Fifth Dimension’s version, but I love Laura Love’s cover of Stoned Soul Picnic. Still not much here to scare the old people. Was Jerry Butler the truck driving cohort in Smokey and the Bandit?

It's time to play "Song titles that work as inappropriate double entendres used by 60-year-old hookers":
  • Tighten up
  • Here comes the judge
  • Sealed With a kiss
  • Bend me shape me


Grade: B-

Bad songs = crossed out
Great songs = bold

1968
1. Hey Jude, The Beatles
2. Honey, Bobby Goldsboro
3. Love Is Blue, Paul Mauriat
4. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay, Otis Redding
5. People Got To Be Free, Rascals
6. Sunshine Of Your Love, Cream
7. This Guy's In Love With You, Herb Alpert
8. Stoned Soul Picnic, Fifth Dimension
9. Mrs. Robinson, Simon and Garfunkel
10. Tighten Up, Archie Bell and The Drells
91. You're All I Need To Get By, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
92. Here Comes The Judge, Shorty Long
93. I Say A Little Prayer, Aretha Franklin
94. Say It Loud, I'm Black And I'm Proud, James Brown
95. Sealed With A Kiss, Gary Lewis and The Playboys
96. Piece Of My Heart, Big Brother and The Holding Company
97. Suzie Q., Creedence Clearwater Revival
98. Bend Me Shape Me, American Breed
99. Hey, Western Union Man, Jerry Butler
100. Never Give You Up, Jerry Butler

4 Comments:

Blogger XWL said...

No love for Tighten Up?

(plus the Nazz's Loosen Up is pretty fun, too)


(That's right, I've invoked The Todd, now what?)

3/16/2006 03:41:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

No love and also no scorn. You're acting a bit defensive there.

3/16/2006 07:09:00 PM  
Blogger XWL said...

I'm not acting defensive, I am defensive.

Wanna make something of it?

(OK, not really any reason to act that way, just frustrated that my site is down, that's all)

And I am enjoying this project of yours, so I'm just yapping, not really criticizing.

3/17/2006 01:15:00 AM  
Blogger Lord Floppington said...

I think that's Jerry Reed that you're thinking of from Smokey and the Bandit. This is a great series, and with a project like this there's a sense of accomplishment. You know you've done something more than just a bunch of posts. Nice job.

3/18/2006 01:44:00 AM  

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