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Good ol’ sixties music

March 11, 2011
By John Sheda
You know you’re getting old when you just don’t seem to understand things anymore. I mean, think about it—-is Charlie Sheen and Two & A Half Men better than Andy, Barney & Opie on the Andy Griffith Show? Good old Barn!!  And it’s the same way with today’s music. 

 I just don’t get it. Rap!! I was chaperoning a teen dance the other night, which my daughter coerced me to help her. The music was a-blaring some rap song and Annie, (my daughter), whispered to me....”Dad, I can’t believe the DJs are playing this song with all the bad words.” To be honest, I couldn’t understand the word until she embarrassingly had me listen. Wow! Nope—just don’t understand.

 I say, give us back yesteryear, the shows, the songs, the movies and the easy-going pace of life. I-Pods, shmy-pods. Androids, texting, camera phones........Stop the insanity. Ok, ok.....enough of my ranting and raving.......Here are my top ten favorite songs of the sixties. 

Remember, just the sixties

 10. Nights in White Satin by The Moody Blues. Ah, I’m singing it now as I type...and so are you...ha ha

 9. These Boots Are Made For Walking by Nancy Sinatra. This made my list only because I was so in love with her.

 8. To Sir With Love by Lulu. Ok, again, I loved her too, but also loved the movie.

 7. Yesterday by the Beatles. Just kinda' hit your “heart-strings.” Coulda' ‘been Yellow Submarine.

 6. Honey by Bobby Goldsboro. Not sure but I just thought it such a sad song.  NO! I didn’t &#%@ #  cry.

 5.Silence is Golden by The Tremeloes. I didn’t know or even hear of this group. But song was good.

 4. One Tin Soldier by The Original Caste. I wanted to be just like Billy Jack.  What a man!! And Nancy or                 Lulu as my girl. Wow!

  3. What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong. Didn’t even know it way back when but love it now.

  2. Cherish by The Association. My very first concert I ever went to. Five bucks. 

 And my all time favorite song of the 60s is.......................BIG BAD JOHN by Jimmy Dean.  Ah, the reason is obvious.

 Now here is a list of some of the funny-type songs.......

 •Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini by Brian Hyland

•Henry the VIII by Herman’s Hermits.

•Little Red Riding Hood by Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs

•Puff the Magic Dragon by Peter, Paul and Mary.

•Sweet Pea by Tommy Roe.

•The Unicorn Song by The Irish Rovers.

•In The Year 2525 by Zager & Evans.

And again, my favorite funny type song goes to......HELLO MUDDAH, HELLO FADDAH by Allan Shermann.

 Well, there you have it. Come on, it gets a little tear in your eye, doesn’t it?  There was one other song with the words, “Where Have All the Flowers Gone....”   I ask you....”Where have all the good songs, songs and movies gone?”   THAT’S THE WAY I SEE IT. 

Let me know how you see it at 

jsheda@indytel.com

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