Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Billboard Top Hits: 1963
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock
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Michael S. (spearm12) from PITTSFIELD, MA
Reviewed on 10/7/2009...
I really like this CD, it has songs on it that bring back good memories I had as a youngster.
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Steven A. Peterson | 06/30/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ten big pop hits, eight of them #1s. You can't beat it. All original versions."
Takes me back in time
Steven A. Peterson | Hershey, PA (Born in Kewanee, IL) | 04/04/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This CD has only 10 songs on it, a mild drag. Nonetheless, what's here is aces! 1963 featured some fine songs, a number of which are included on this CD.
I'll begin with a classic--The Kingsmen singing "Louie, Louie." I was in college at the time, and it was enjoyable to see how many people would try to make out the "dirty lyrics." I had people give me their written version of what they thought that they had heard. It was fun getting differing views on what the group's lyrics actually were! Beyond that, though, what a rock and roll classic. Raw instrumentals and even more raw vocals!
Other fine tunes from the era--The Angels singing "My Boyfriend's Back" in infectious manner. Hardly great art, the song is great pop music. The beat and the lyrics can't help but bring a smile to the listener. Two of the great surf songs are on this CD. For one, Jan and Dean's "Surf City." And, not to be outdone, the Beach Boys' wonderful "Surfin' U. S. A." Then, there is the goofy fluff song "Sugar Shack" (by Jimmy Gilmore & the Fireballs). At that, it gets one's toes to tapping.
Other cuts? The Chiffons sing "He's So Fine"; Lesley Gore gives us "It's My Party"; etc.
I wish there more songs on this CD, but what is here is pretty cool.