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  1. #51
    What a Wonderful World -- Sam Cooke (1960) and Herman´s Hermits (1965)

    ¨Don´t know much about history ...¨

  2. #52
    Oh yes indeed 9A, Mahler (!) and others similar.

    A certain sad mood in music can be just fine, a melancholy tone too, should the occasion call for it..

    But if you are not feeling depressed at the opening of some of those slow, mournful classical pieces which can seem never-ending, there's a risk of being so by the time the finale is reached. And then you're expected to applaud after being made sad....

    Each to their own, of course - but, for me, Happy People produce Happy Music, for other Happy People.

  3. #53
    It's Not Funny - Run D.M.C.

  4. #54
    Little Boxes (on the Hillside) Pete Seger (1963)

  5. #55
    Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da -- Recorded by the Beatles (1968) in The White Album.

    Single charted in many countries by Scottish group Marmalade -- not originally released in US or UK . Reached No. 1 in many countries by one group or the other.
    Last edited by 9A; 08-28-2020 at 11:09 AM.

  6. #56
    Puff the Magic Dragon -- Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)

    Last edited by 9A; 08-28-2020 at 07:27 AM.

  7. #57
    Lady Marmalade -- Patti LaBelle (1974)

  8. #58
    Tiptoe Through the Tulips -- Tiny Tim (1968)

  9. #59
    M.T.A. -- Kingston Trio (1959)

    Protest song about fare increase of Bostonś Metropolitan Transit Authority.

    Did he ever return?
    No he never returned
    And his fate is still unlearn'd
    He may ride forever
    'neath the streets of Boston
    He's the man who never returned.




  10. #60
    Note: I´ve degenerated into ¨novelty¨ songs that I like -- whether silly or not.
    They have such interesting stories on Wikipedia.


    When I´m Sixty-Four -- The Beatles (1967) Written by McCartney when he was 16.

    McCartney's children recorded a special version of "When I'm Sixty-Four" at Abbey Road Studios as a surprise present for McCartney's 64th birthday in June 2006, and played it for him at his birthday party.
    Last edited by 9A; 08-28-2020 at 11:07 AM.

  11. #61
    Brand New Key -- Melanie (1971)

    ¨ I got a brand new pair of roller skates
    You got a brand new key¨

  12. #62
    Short People -- Randy Newman (1977)

  13. #63
    Looks like 9a (Nina) has done her homework. Would you guys like a new game?

  14. #64
    The Thing -- Phil Harris (1950)

    Charted for fourteen weeks, peaking at No. 1.

  15. #65
    Who Threw the Overalls in Mrs. Murphy´s Chowder? -- originally recorded by Edward M. Favor in 1901, later recorded by Bing Crosby on December 6, 1945

  16. #66
    Seven Little Girls Sitting in the Back Seat - Paul Evans & the Curls, The Avons

  17. #67
    Doo Wah Ditty (Blow That Thing) - Roger Troutman

  18. #68
    Y.M.C.A. -- The Village People (1978)

  19. #69
    I have to tell you guys -- frequently, when I don´t recognize a song title, I play it on Youtube. Usually, I recognize the song. Ralph says he played about half of them while in the Sunliners. Great toe tappers.

  20. #70
    Ralph stipulate "songs that made it". Imagine if we posted obscure silly records.

    Ling Ting Tong - The Five Keys

  21. #71
    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Oz View Post
    Ralph stipulate "songs that made it". Imagine if we posted obscure silly records.

    Ling Ting Tong - The Five Keys
    A good many of these are obscure to many younguns, even though they charted.

  22. #72
    Silly me... I hit 58 last week and I'm probably one of the younger SDF members.

    Run Joe - Louis Jordan

  23. #73
    You are just a kid. We had rock and roll and doo-wop as teenagers. Music was music.
    Keeping it silly -- Lovely Rita (Meter Maid) -- The Beatles

  24. #74
    Lola - The Kinks

  25. #75
    Sh-Boom -- The Chords, also The Crew Cuts (1954)

    ¨Sh-boom sh-boom Ya-da-da Da-da-da Da-da-da Da
    Sh-boom sh-boom Ya-da-da Da-da-da Da-da-da Da
    Sh-boom sh-boom Ya-da-da Da-da-da Da-da-da Da, sh-boom¨

  26. #76
    D.W. Washburn - The Coasters

  27. #77
    Hernando´s Hideaway -- Archie Bleyer (bandleader), Johnnie Ray, Ella Fitzgerald and others (1954)
    Last edited by 9A; 09-01-2020 at 08:16 AM.

  28. #78
    Along Came Jones - The Coasters

  29. #79
    I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus -- The Jackson 5, or even funnier,

    I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus -- Twisted Sister

  30. #80
    Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer - Elmo & Patsy

  31. #81
    All I want for Chirstmas is My Two Front Teeth -- Spike Jones and his City Slickers (1947)

  32. #82
    (Not Just) Knee Deep - Funkadelic

  33. #83
    Thatś Amore -- Dean Martin

    (Not that silly, but so cute.)

  34. #84
    Istanbul (Not Constantinople) -- The Four Lads (1953)

  35. #85
    And She Was - Talking Heads

  36. #86
    Always Look on the Bright Side of Life -- Monty Python

  37. #87
    Norwegian Wood - The Beatles

  38. #88
    Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds -- The Beatles

  39. #89
    Once In A Lifetime - Talking Heads

  40. #90
    Save the Best for Last - Vanessa Williams

    "Sometimes the snow comes down in June
    Sometimes the sun goes round the moon..."

    If the sun ever goes round the moon, I just don't want to be there at the time.

  41. #91
    Oh My Darling, Clementine -- American western folk ballad (1863), numerous variations

    It is unclear when, where and by whom the song was first recorded in English, but the first version to reach the Billboard charts was that by Bing Crosby recorded on June 14, 1941, which briefly reached the No. 20 spot.

  42. #92
    Quote Originally Posted by 9A View Post
    Oh My Darling, Clementine -- American western folk ballad (1863), numerous variations

    It is unclear when, where and by whom the song was first recorded in English, but the first version to reach the Billboard charts was that by Bing Crosby recorded on June 14, 1941, which briefly reached the No. 20 spot.
    The Bobby Darin version really brings out the silliness.

  43. #93
    Quote Originally Posted by 144man View Post
    The Bobby Darin version really brings out the silliness.
    Thanks for recommending that. It was terrific. Reminiscent of Mack The Knife. Bobby Darin was truly talented. Taken way too young.

  44. #94
    Jeremiah Was a Bullfrong (Joy To The World) -- Three Dog Night (2972)

  45. #95
    Bein' Green" (also known as "It's Not Easy Bein' Green") originally performed by Jim Henson as Kermit the Frog on both Sesame Street and The Muppet Show. It later was covered by Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, and other performers, such as Diana Ross and Tony Bennett.
    Last edited by 9A; 09-04-2020 at 11:53 AM.

  46. #96
    Quote Originally Posted by 9A View Post
    Bein' Green" (also known as "It's Not Easy Bein' Green") originally performed by Jim Henson as Kermit the Frog on both Sesame Street and The Muppet Show. It later was covered by Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, and other performers, such as Diana Ross and Tony Bennett.
    I wouldn't consider "Bein' Green" a silly song at all. It's a powerful song about difference and self-acceptance.

  47. #97
    The Chicken And The Hawk - Big Joe Turner

  48. #98
    Quote Originally Posted by sansradio View Post
    I wouldn't consider "Bein' Green" a silly song at all. It's a powerful song about difference and self-acceptance.
    I totally agree. That is why so many big artists chose to sing it. I would call it ¨charming¨ since it was first sung by a frog puppet. Much of Sesame Street, and the Muppets, was written for the adults watching. Jim Henson was a true genius. I read that Big Bird sang this song at his funeral.

  49. #99
    Quote Originally Posted by 9A View Post
    I totally agree. That is why so many big artists chose to sing it. I would call it ¨charming¨ since it was first sung by a frog puppet. Much of Sesame Street, and the Muppets, was written for the adults watching. Jim Henson was a true genius. I read that Big Bird sang this song at his funeral.
    Yes, indeed. His work really made a difference in my life. Who says one person can't change the world?

  50. #100
    I might add, The Streak by Ray Stevens. I remember my Mom being shocked when she heard this on the radio.

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