PLAYLIST FOR MAY 16TH 2021
Earth Angel – The Crew-Cuts from Toronto, Canada this song hit the charts in the 1950’s
Running Bear – Written by the “Big Bopper”, J.P. Richardson for Johnny Preston. He wasn’t thrilled by it, but with country star George Jones and Richardson doing the Indian chants in the background it became a hit.
Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool – Connie Francis recorded this in several language and because of that it became a hit in the fifties.
It’s Only Make Believe – Conway Twitty created this soulful ballad, which he and bandmate Jack Nance wrote at a gig during intermission.
Born Too Late – Poni-Tails – a trio of high school girls from the Cleveland suburbs
When- Kalin Twins topped the charts in 1958 in the USA
Don’t Forbid Me – Pat Boone
My Heart is An Open Book – Carl Dobkins Jr. showcased this song two days after high school graduation on a show we called ‘Bandstand’
Young Love – Tab Hunter -21 weeks on Billboard in the fifties
Sweet Nothin’s – Brenda Lee
The Great Pretender – The Platters This was the first Rhythm and Blues song to hit number one on the charts written by Buck Ram – the manager of the Platters.
Little Star – The Elegants from New York made magic with the poem twinkle twinkle little star and hit no one on the charts
Our Day Will Come – Ruby and the Romantics-set to a Bossa Nova beat this song was a smash
Twilight Time – The Platters took this song from the forties and performed it on American Bandstand for TV.
I’m Sorry – Brenda Lee sang this as it was one of the first to employ strings in Nashville. It got Brenda’s career rollin’.
Love Letters in the Sand – Pat Boone – this was a hit in 1931
Who’s Sorry Now – Connie Francis
Come Go With Me – The Dell-Vikings
Blue Velvet – Bobby Vinton
The End of the World – Skeeter Davis
My Special Angel – Bobby Helms - a 1957 gold recording