Category Archives: USA-1950’s

16 Candles – Música

16 Candles” is a 1958 song performed by The Crests and written by Luther Dixon and Allyson R. Khent.
The original recording by The Crests features in the film American Graffiti (1973).

Sixteen Candles-The Crests-1958

Happy birthday, happy birthday, baby
Oh, I love you so

[Verse 1]
Sixteen candles
Make a lovely light
But not as bright as your eyes tonight

[Verse 2]
Blow out the candles
Make your wish come true
For I’ll be wishing
That you love me, too

[Bridge]
You’re only sixteen
But you’re my teenage queen
You’re the prettiest, loveliest girl I’ve ever seen

[Verse 3]
Sixteen candles
In my heart will glow
For ever and ever for I love you so

[Bridge]
You’re only sixteen
But you’re my teenage queen
Oh, you’re the prettiest, loveliest girl I’ve ever seen

[Verse 4]
Sixteen candles
In my heart will glow
For ever and ever
For I love you so
For I love you so!!!

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Crying in the Chapel – Música

“Crying in the Chapel” is a song written by Artie Glenn for his son Darrell to sing. Darrell recorded it while still in high school in 1953, along with Artie’s band the Rhythm Riders. The song was rejected by Hill and Range Songs and Acuff-Rose Music. The song was eventually published by Valley Publishers which also released the single featuring Darrell Glenn. It became a local hit and then it went nationwide. The original version of the song (Valley 105) was issued in May 1953. The song became one of the most covered of 1953. Darrell Glenn’s original recording reached number one on the Cash Box charts (where all versions were amalgamated) and number six on Billboard. Darrell Glenn’s original version also hit number six on the Billboard pop singles chart and number four on the Billboard country and western chart, Rex Allen‘s number eight, Ella Fitzgerald number 15, and Art Lund reached number 23.
– Other versions
The black R&B group, The Orioles, recorded a cover version of the song which became a major success in 1953. The Orioles’ version went to number one on the R&B chart and number eleven on the pop chart. It was included on the soundtrack album for the film American Graffiti.

THE ORIOLES – “CRYING IN THE CHAPEL” (1953)

You saw me crying in the chapel.
The tears I shed were tears of joy
I know the meaning of contentment
Now I am happy with the Lord

Just a plain and simple chapel
Where humble people go to pray
I pray the Lord that I’ll grow stronger
As I live from day to day

I’ve searched and I’ve searched
But I couldn’t find
No way on earth
To gain peace of mind

Now I’m happy in the chapel
Where people are of one accord
We gather in the chapel
Just to sing and praise the Lord

Ev’ry sinner looks for something
That will put his heart at ease
There is only one true answer
He must get down on his knees

Meet your neighbor in the chapel
Join with him in tears of joy
You’ll know the meaning of contentment
Then you’ll be happy with the Lord

You’ll search and you’ll search
But you’ll never find
No way on earth
To gain peace of mind

Take your troubles to the chapel
Get down on your knees and pray
Your burdens will be lighter
And you’ll surely find the way

All I Have To Do Is Dream – Música

“All I Have to Do Is Dream” is a song made famous by the Everly Brothers, written by Boudleaux Bryant of the husband and wife songwriting team Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, and published in 1958. The song is ranked No. 141 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song is in AABA form.

All I Have To Do Is Dream – Everly Brothers

Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dream
Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dream
When I want you in my arms
When I want you and all your charms
Whenever I want you, all I have to do is
Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dream

When I feel blue in the night
And I need you to hold me tight
Whenever I want you, all I have to do is
Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam

I can make you mine, taste your lips of wine
Anytime night or day
Only trouble is, gee whiz
I’m dreamin’ my life away

I need you so that I could die
I love you so and that is why
Whenever I want you, all I have to do is
Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dream
Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam

I can make you mine, taste your lips of wine
Anytime night or day
Only trouble is, gee whiz
I’m dreamin’ my life away

I need you so that I could die
I love you so and that is why
Whenever I want you, all I have to do is
Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dream
Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dream

Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dream

The Green Door – Música

“The Green Door” (or “Green Door”) is a 1956 popular song with music composed by Bob “Hutch” Davie and lyrics written by Marvin Moore. The song was first recorded by Jim Lowe, whose version reached number one on the US pop chart. The lyrics describe the allure of a mysterious private club with a green door, behind which “a happy crowd” play piano, smoke and “laugh a lot”, and inside which the singer is not allowed.

The Green Door (1956) Stereo Audio – Jim Lowe

Midnight
One more night without sleepin’
Uuh, Watchin’
Till that mornin’ comes creepin’
Green door
What’s that secret you’re keepin’?

There’s an old piano and they play it hot
Behind the Green Door.
Don’t know what they’re doin’ but they laugh a lot
Behind the gren door!
Wish they’d let me in so I could find out
What’s behind the Green Door!

Knocked once
Tried to tell them I’d been there
Door slammed!
Hospitality’s thin there
Wonder,
Just what’s going on in there.

Saw an eyeball peepin’ through a smoky cloud
Behind the green door.
When I said ‘Joe sent me’ someone laughed out loud
Behind the green door.
All I want to do is join the happy crowd
Behind the green door!

(Orchestral Break)

Midnight,
One more night without sleepin’
Watchin’
Till that mornin’ comes creepin’
Green door,
What’s that secret you’re keepin’?

Green door,
What’s that secret you’re keepin’?

Green Door

All Shook Up – Música

All Shook Up” is a song recorded by Elvis Presley, published by Elvis Presley Music, and composed by Otis Blackwell. The single topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on April 13, 1957, staying there for eight weeks. It also topped the Billboard R&B chart for four weeks, becoming Presley’s second single to do so, and peaked at No. 1 on the country chart as well. It is certified 2X Platinum by the RIAA.

Elvis Presley: All Shook Up

A well I bless my soul
What’s wrong with me?
I’m itching like a man on a fuzzy tree
My friends say I’m actin’ wild as a bug
I’m in love
I’m all shook up
Mm mm oh, oh, yeah, yeah!

My hands are shaky and my knees are weak
I can’t seem to stand on my own two feet
Who do you thank when you have such luck?
I’m in love
I’m all shook up
Mm mm oh, oh, yeah, yeah!

Please don’t ask me what’s on my mind
I’m a little mixed up, but I’m feelin’ fine
When I’m near that girl that I love best
My heart beats so it scares me to death!

She touched my hand what a chill I got
Her lips are like a volcano that’s hot
I’m proud to say she’s my buttercup
I’m in love
I’m all shook up
Mm mm oh, oh, yeah, yeah!

My tongue get tied when I try to speak
My insides shake like a leaf on a tree
There’s only one cure for this body of mine
That’s to have the girl that I love so fine!

She touched my hand what a chill I got
Her lips are like a volcano that’s hot
I’m proud to say she’s my buttercup
I’m in love
I’m all shook up
Mm mm oh, oh, yeah, yeah!
Mm mm oh, oh, yeah, yeah!
I’m all shook up

Venus – Música

Venus” is a song written by Ed Marshall and Peter DeAngelis. The most successful and best-known recording of the track was done by Frankie Avalon and released in 1959

Venus – Frankie Avalon Lyrics

Hey, Venus
Oh, Venus

Venus, if you will
Please send a little girl for me to thrill
A girl who wants my kisses and my arms
A girl with all the charms of you

Venus, make her fair
A lovely girl with sunlight in her hair
And take the brightest stars up in the skies
And place them in her eyes for me

Venus, goddess of love that you are
Surely the things I ask
Can’t be too great a task

Venus, if you do
I promise that I always will be true
I’ll give her all the love I have to give
As long as we both shall live

Venus, goddess of love that you are
Surely the things I ask
Can’t be too great a task

Venus if you do
I promise that I always will be true
I’ll give her all the love I have to give
As long as we both shall live

Hey, Venus
Oh, Venus
Make my wish come true

Rockin’ Robin – Música

Rockin’ Robin” (originally released as “Rock-In Robin” on the Class Records 45 single) is a song written by Leon René under the pseudonym of Jimmie Thomas and recorded by Bobby Day in 1958. It was Day’s biggest hit single, becoming a number-two hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent one week at the top of the charts (number one hit) in R&B sales.

Rockin’ Robin – Bobby Day – original song – 1957

(Tweedle-lee-deedle-lee-dee)
(Tweedle-lee-deedle-lee-dee)
(Tweedle-lee-deedle-lee-dee)
(Tweedle-lee-deedle-lee-dee)
(Tweedle-lee-deedle-lee-dee)
(Tweedle-lee-deedle-lee-dee)
(Tweet tweet tweet tweet)

He rocks in the tree-top all the day long
Hoppin’ and a-boppin’ and a-singin’ his song
All the little birds on Jay Bird Street
Love to hear the robin go tweet tweet tweet

Rockin’ robin (tweet tweet tweet)
Rock, rock, rockin’ robin (Tweet, tweedle-lee-dee)
Blow, rockin’ robin
‘Cause we’re really gonna rock tonight
(Tweet, tweedle-lee-dee)

Every little swallow, every chickadee
Every little bird in the tall oak tree
The wise old owl, the big black crow
Flap-a their wings singin’ “go bird go”

Rockin’ robin (tweet tweet tweet)
Rock, rock, rockin’ robin (Tweet, tweedle-lee-dee)
Blow, rockin’ robin
‘Cause we’re really gonna rock tonight
Blow!
(Tweet, tweedle-lee-dee)

A pretty little raven at the bird bandstand
Taught him how to do the bop and it was grand
They started goin’ steady and bless my soul
He out-bopped the buzzard and the oriole

He rocks in the tree-top all the day long
Hoppin’ and a-boppin’ and a-singin’ his song
All the little birds on Jay Bird Street
Love to hear the robin go tweet tweet tweet

Rockin’ robin (tweet tweet tweet)
Rock, rock, rockin’ robin (Tweet, tweedle-lee-dee)
Blow, rockin’ robin
‘Cause we’re really gonna rock tonight
(Tweet, tweedle-lee-dee)

Well the pretty little raven at the bird bandstand
Taught him how to do the bop and it was grand
They started goin’ steady and bless my soul
He out-bopped the buzzard and the oriole

He rocks in the tree-top all the day long
Hoppin’ and a-boppin’ and a-singin’ his song
All the little birds on Jay Bird Street
Love to hear the robin go tweet tweet tweet

Rockin’ robin (tweet tweet tweet)
Rock, rock, rockin’ robin (Tweet, tweedle-lee-dee)
Blow, rockin’ robin
‘Cause we’re really gonna rock tonight
(Tweet, tweedle-lee-dee)

(Tweedle-lee-deedle-lee-dee)
(Tweedle-lee-deedle-lee-dee)
(Tweedle-lee-deedle-lee-dee)
(Tweedle-lee-deedle-lee-dee)
(Tweedle-lee-deedle-lee-dee)
(Tweedle-lee-deedle-lee-dee)
(Tweet tweet) (wolf whistle)

Ain’t That A Shame – Música

Ain’t That a Shame” is a song written by Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew. Domino’s recording of the song (mistitled on the single’s label as “Ain’t It A Shame”), released by Imperial Records in 1955, was a hit, eventually selling a million copies. It reached number 1 on the Billboard R&B chart and number 10 on the pop chart. The song is ranked number 438 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list.

Ain’t That A Shame-Fats Domino-original song-1955

You made me cry
When you said, “goodbye”

Ain’t that a shame?
My tears fell like rain
Ain’t that a shame?
You’re the one to blame

You broke my heart
When you said we’ll part

Ain’t that a shame?
My tears fell like rain
Ain’t that a shame?
You’re the one to blame

Oh well, goodbye
Although I’ll cry

Ain’t that a shame?
My tears fell like rain
Ain’t that a shame?
You’re the one to blame

MUSIC

You made me cry
When you said, “goodbye”

Ain’t that a shame?
My tears fell like rain
Ain’t that a shame?
You’re the one to blame

Oh well, goodbye
Although I’ll cry

Ain’t that a shame?
My tears fell like rain
Ain’t that a shame?
You’re the one to blame

Little Bitty Pretty One – Música

Little Bitty Pretty One” is a rock and roll song written and originally recorded by Bobby Day, and popularized by Thurston Harris in 1957. Produced by Aladdin Records (located in Los Angeles, Calif.), and featuring The Sharps on backing vocals, Harris’ version reached No. 6 on the U.S. Billboard Best-Sellers chart and No. 2 on the R&B chart.

Little Bitty Pretty One-Thurston Harris-1957

Mmm-mm-mm-mm-mm-mm-mmm
Mmm-mm-mm-mm-mm-mm-mmm (x6)

Little bitty pretty one
Come on and talk-a to me
A-lovey dovey dovey one
Come sit down on my knee

Ohhhhhhhh
Ohhhhhhhh
Ohhhhhhhh
Ohhhhhhhh

Tell you a story
Happened long time ago
Little bitty pretty one
I’ve been watchin’ you grow

Ohhhhhhhh
Ohhhhhhhh
Ohhhhhhhh
Ohhhhhhhh

Little bitty pretty one
Come on and talk-a to me
A-lovey dovey dovey one
Come sit down on my knee

Mmm-mm-mm-mm-mm-mm-mmm
Mmm-mm-mm-mm-mm-mm-mmm (x4)

Woahhhhhh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Woahhhhhh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Woahhhhhh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Woahhhhhh-oh-oh-oh-oh

Ohhhhhhh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Ohhhhhhh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Ohhhhhhh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Ohhhhhhh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Ohhhhhhh-oh-oh-oh-oh (fades)

Do You Wanna Dance – Música

Do You Want to Dance” is a song written by American singer Bobby Freeman and recorded by him in 1958. It reached number No. 5 on the United States Billboard Top 100 Sides pop chart and No. 2 on the Billboard R&B chart. Cliff Richard and the Shadows’ version of the song reached No. 2 in the United Kingdom in 1962, despite being a B-side. The Beach Boys’ version reached No. 12 as “Do You Wanna Dance?” in the United States in 1965, and a 1972 cover by Bette Midler (“Do You Want to Dance?”) reached No. 17.

Do You Want to Dance-Bobby Freeman-original song-1958

Well do ya wanna dance and-a hold my hand
Tell me I’m your lover man
Oh baby do ya wanna dance?
Well do ya wanna dance and make romance
Squeeze me all through the night
Oh baby do you wanna dance?
Well do you wanna dance under the moonlight
Squeeze me all through the night
Oh baby do you wanna dance?

Hey!
(Instrumental)

Well do ya wanna dance and-a hold my hand
Squeeze me if I’m your man
Oh baby do you wanna dance?
Well do you wanna dance under the moonlight
Squeeze and kiss me all through the night
Oh baby do you wanna da-ance?

Well do ya wanna dance and-a make romance
Kiss and squeeze umm yeah
Do you…. Wa-anna dance?

(false ending)

Well do ya wanna dance and-a hold my hand
Squeeze and tell me I’m your lover man
Oh bab-ay-ay do you wanna dance?
Yeah do ya wanna dance under the moonlight
Squeeze and hug me all through the night
Oh bab-ay do you wanna dance?

Well do-ya do-ya do-ya do-ya
Wanna dance?
Do-ya do-ya do-ya do-ya
Wanna dance?
Do-ya do-ya do-ya do-ya
Wanna dan-ance?