Category Archives: USA-1960’s

Daydream – Música

“Daydream” is a popular song written by John Sebastian, first released in 1966. The song was originally recorded that year by Sebastian’s group The Lovin’ Spoonful and released on their album of the same title.
The song reached No. 2 on both the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart. In New Zealand, the song spent three weeks at No. 1. It also reached No. 1 in Canada, and No. 13 in Australia. “Daydream” originated with Sebastian’s attempt to rewrite The Supremes“Baby Love”.

Lovin’ Spoonful – Daydream

What a day for a daydream
What a day for a daydreamin’ boy
And I’m lost in a daydream
Dreamin’ ’bout my bundle of joy

And even if time ain’t really on my side
It’s one of those days for taking a walk outside
I’m blowing the day to take a walk in the sun
And fall on my face on somebody’s new-mown lawn

I’ve been having a sweet dream
I been dreaming since I woke up today
It’s starring me and my sweet thing
‘Cause she’s the one makes me feel this way

And even if time is passing me by a lot
I couldn’t care less about the dues you say I got
Tomorrow I’ll pay the dues for dropping my load
A pie in the face for being a sleepy bull dog

And you can be sure that if you’re feeling right
A daydream will last long into the night
Tomorrow at breakfast you may pick up your ears
Or you may be daydreaming for a thousand years

What a day for a daydream
Custom-made for a daydreaming boy
And I’m lost in a daydream
Dreaming ’bout my bundle of joy

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Surfin Usa – Música

“Surfin’ U.S.A.” is a song with lyrics by Brian Wilson set to the music of “Sweet Little Sixteen”, written by Chuck Berry. Mike Love also contributed to the lyrics, but was not credited. The song was first recorded by Wilson’s band the Beach Boys and released as a single on March 4, 1963, then appearing as the title track to their album Surfin’ U.S.A. Also produced by Wilson, the single peaked at number two in the chart of the Music Vendor trade paper (within a year renamed Record World) and at number three on the Billboard and Cash Box charts. It was backed with “Shut Down”.
Billboard ranked “Surfin’ U.S.A.” the number 1 song of 1963. It has since become emblematic of the California Sound. The song “Surfin’ U.S.A.” is part of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll list.

Beach Boys – Surfin Usa (Live, 14 March 1964)

The Beach Boys – Surfin’ USA

If everybody had an ocean
Across the U. S. A.
Then everybody’d be surfin’
Like Californi-a
You’d seem ’em wearing their baggies
Huarache sandals too
A bushy bushy blonde hairdo
Surfin’ U. S. A.

You’d catch ’em surfin’ at Del Mar
Ventura County line
Santa Cruz and Trestle
Australia’s Narrabeen
All over Manhattan
And down Doheny Way

Everybody’s gone surfin’
Surfin’ U.S.A.

We’ll all be planning that route
We’re gonna take real soon
We’re waxing down our surfboards
We can’t wait for June
We’ll all be gone for the summer
We’re on surfari to stay
Tell the teacher we’re surfin’
Surfin’ U. S. A.

Haggerties and Swamies
Pacific Palisades
San Onofre and Sunset
Redondo Beach L. A.
All over La Jolla
At Wa’imea Bay

Everybody’s gone surfin’
Surfin’ U.S. A.

Everybody’s gone surfin’
Surfin’ U.S. A.

Everybody’s gone surfin’
Surfin’ U.S. A.

Blue Moon – Música

The Marcels was an American doo-wop group known for turning popular music songs into rock and roll. The group formed in 1959 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and signed to Colpix Records with lead Cornelius Harp, bass Fred Johnson, Gene Bricker, Ron Mundy, and Richard Knauss. The group was named after a popular hair style of the day, the marcel wave, by Fred Johnson’s younger sister Priscilla.
Discography
Singles
1961 “Blue Moon” / “Goodbye To Love”

THE MARCELS – “BLUE MOON” (1961)

Bom ba ba bom ba bom ba bom bom ba ba bom ba ba bom ba ba dang a dang dang
Ba ba ding a dong ding Blue moon moon blue moon dip di dip di dip
Moo Moo Moo Blue moon dip di dip di dip Moo Moo Moo Blue moon dip di dip di dip

Bom ba ba bom ba bom ba bom bom ba ba bom ba ba bom ba ba dang a dang dang
Ba ba ding a dong ding Blue Moon

Blue Moon, you saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own
Bom ba ba bom ba bom ba bom bom ba ba bom ba ba bom ba ba dang a dang dang
Ba ba ding a dong ding Blue Moon
Blue moon, you knew just what I was there for
You heard me saying a prayer for
Someone I really could care for
waaa wah waaaa waaa
And then there suddenly appeared before me
The only one my arms will ever hold
I heard somebody whisper please adore me
And when I looked the moon had turned to gold.

Blue moon, now I’m no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own

Bom ba ba bom ba bom ba bom bom ba ba bom ba ba bom ba ba dang a dang dang
Ba ba ding a dong ding Blue moon moon blue moon dip di dip di dip
Moo Moo Moo Blue moon dip di dip di dip Moo Moo Moo Blue moon dip di dip di dip
Bom ba ba bom ba bom ba bom bom ba ba bom ba ba bom ba ba dang a dang dang
Ba ba ding a dong ding

Bom ba ba bom ba bom ba bom bom ba ba bom ba ba bom ba ba dang a dang dang
Ba ba ding a dong ding Blue moon

There is a Time – Música

The Dillards are an American bluegrass band from Salem, Missouri, popularly known for their appearance as “The Darlings” on The Andy Griffith Show.
– The Andy Griffith Show
Though The Dillards were already an established bluegrass band, their biggest claim to fame is performing musically as members of the fictional Darling family on The Andy Griffith Show, introducing bluegrass to many Americans who had never heard it. This was a recurring role and the Dillards were led by veteran character actor Denver Pyle as their father and jug player, Briscoe Darling. Maggie Peterson played Charlene Darling, their sister and the focus for the attentions of character Ernest T. Bass, played by Howard Morris. The appearances of the Dillards as the Darlings ran between 1963 and 1966. In 1986, the Dillards reprised the role in the reunion show Return to Mayberry. As part of their current tour, Rodney Dillard answers questions about the TV series. He says the songs such as “Dooley” are about people the family knew.

The Dillards & Maggie Peterson – “There Is A Time” – 1964

There is a time for love and laughter
The days will pass like summer storms
The winter wind will follow after
But there is love and love is warm

There is a time for us to wander
When time is young and so are we
The woods are greener over yonder
The path is new the world is free

There is a time when leaves are fallin’
The woods are gray the paths are old
The snow will come when geese are callin’
You need a fire against the cold

There is a time for us to wander
When time is young and so are we
The woods are greener over yonder
The path is new the world is free

INSTRUMENTAL

There is a time for us to wander
When time is young and so are we
The woods are greener over yonder
The path is new the world is free

The path is new the world is free

This verse is not included in this version

So do your roaming in the springtime
And you’ll find your love in the summer sun
The frost will come and bring the harvest
And you can sleep when day is done

The Locomotion – Música

“The Loco-Motion” is a 1962 pop song written by American songwriters Gerry Goffin and Carole King. “The Loco-Motion” was originally written for Dee Dee Sharp, but Sharp turned the song down. The song is notable for appearing in the American Top 5 three times, each time in a different decade: in 1962 by the American pop singer Little Eva (U.S. No. 1); in 1974 by the American band Grand Funk Railroad (U.S. No. 1); and finally in 1988 by the Australian singer Kylie Minogue (U.S. No. 3).
The song is a popular and enduring example of the dance-song genre: much of the lyrics are devoted to a description of the dance itself, usually performed as a type of line dance. However, the song came before the dance.
“The Loco-Motion” was also the second song to reach No. 1 by two different musical acts in America. The earlier song to do this was “Go Away Little Girl”, also written by Goffin and King. It is one of only nine songs to achieve this feat.

Little Eva – Loco-motion(1962)

Everybody’s doing a brand new dance now
(Come on, baby, do the Loco-motion)
I know you’ll get to like it if you give it a chance now
(Come on, baby, do the Loco-motion)

My little baby sister can do it with ease
It’s easier than learning your ABCs
So come on, come on, do the Loco-motion with me

You gotta swing your hips now
Come on, baby, jump up, jump back
Well, I think you got the knack, whoa, whoa

Now that you can do it let’s make a chain now
(Come on, baby, do the Loco-motion)
A chuga chuga motion like a railroad train now
(Come on, baby, do the Loco-motion)

Do it nice and easy now, don’t loose control
A little bit of rhythm and a lotta soul
Come on, come on, do the Loco-motion with me

Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Move around the floor in a Loco-motion
(Come on, baby, do the Loco-motion)
Do it holding hands if you do get the notion
(Come on, baby, do the Loco-motion)

There’s never been a dance that’s so easy to do
It even makes you happy when you’re feeling blue
So come on, come on, do the Loco-motion with me

You gotta swing your hips now
That’s right, you’re doing fine
Come on, baby
Mmm, jump up, jump back
You’re looking cool
Mmm, jump up, jump back

Hello Mary Lou – Música

“Hello Mary Lou” is a song written by U.S. singer Gene Pitney first recorded by Johnny Duncan in 1960, and later by Ricky Nelson in 1961.
Nelson’s version, issued as the B-side of his No. 1 hit “Travelin’ Man”, (Imperial 5741), reached No. 9 on the Billboard music charts on May 28, 1961. In the United Kingdom, where it was released as an A-side (with “Travelin’ Man” as the B-side), it reached No. 2. It was also a hit in much of Europe, particularly Norway, where it spent 14 weeks at No. 1. In New Zealand, the song reached No. 4.

Ricky Nelson – Hello Mary Lou, 1961 (Stereo-Mix)

Hello Mary Lou, goodbye heart
Sweet Mary Lou, I’m so in love with you
I knew Mary Lou, we’d never part
So hello Mary Lou, goodbye heart

You passed me by one sunny day
Flashed those big brown eyes my way
And oo I wanted you forever more
Now I’m not one that gets around
Swear my feet stuck to the ground
And though I never did meet you before

I said, hello Mary Lou, goodbye heart
Sweet Mary Lou, I’m so in love with you
I knew Mary Lou, we’d never part
So hello Mary Lou, goodbye heart

I saw your lips I heard your voice
Believe me I just had no choice
Wild horses couldn’t make me stay away
I thought about a moonlit night
My arms about good an’ tight
That’s all I had to see for me to say

Hey, hey, hello Mary Lou, goodbye heart
Sweet Mary Lou, I’m so in love with you
I knew Mary Lou, we’d never part
So hello Mary Lou, goodbye heart
So hello Mary Lou, goodbye heart
Yes hello Mary Lou, goodbye heart

Why Do I Love You So – Música

Johnny Tillotson (born April 20, 1938 in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American singer-songwriter. He enjoyed his greatest success in the early 1960s, when he scored nine top-ten hits on the pop, country, and adult contemporary Billboard charts, including “Poetry in Motion” and the self-penned “It Keeps Right On a-Hurtin'”. He also sang “Yellow Bird”, an adaptation of the Haitian song.
Discography
Singles
1960 “Why Do I Love You So”

Johnny Tillotson – Why Do I Love You So (1959)

Oooo – Oooo – Oooo – Oooo…….

My darlin’ I have often thought of things we used to do
And now I sit and wonder why you’re gone and left me blue
You said you’d never leave me, you said you’d never go

Oh my darlin’, why do I love you so?
Oh my darlin’, why do I love you so?

Oooo – Oooo – Oooo – Oooo…….

Is it because you stroked my hair when you were by my side?
Or is it because of the tears you cried when your little puppy died?
You said you’d never leave me, you said you’d never go

Oh my darlin’, why do I love you so?
Oh my darlin’, why do I love you so?

Oooo – Oooo – Oooo – Oooo…….

Dreamin` – Música

“Dreamin'” is a song written by Barry De Vorzon and Ted Ellis and performed by Johnny Burnette. The song reached #5 on the UK Singles Chart and #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1960. The song appeared on his 1960 album, Dreamin.

Johnny Burnette – Dreamin’

Dreamin, I’m always dreamin
Dreamin, love will be mine
Searchin, I’m always searchin
Hopin someday I’ll find

Someone, someone to love me
Someone who needs me
But until then

Well, I’ll keep on dreamin
Keep right on dreamin
Dreamin til my
Dreamin comes true-oooooo-oooooo

Dreamin, I’m always dreamin
Dreamin, love will be mine
Searchin, I’m always searchin
Hopin someday I’ll find

Someone, someone to love me
Someone who needs me
But until then

Well, I’ll keep on dreamin
Keep right on dreamin
Dreamin til my
Dreamin comes true-ooooo-oooooo fade

Louie Louie – Música

“Louie Louie” is an American rhythm and blues song written by Richard Berry in 1955 and best known for the 1963 hit version by The Kingsmen. It has become a standard in pop and rock, with hundreds of versions recorded by different artists. The song is based on the tune “El Loco Cha Cha” popularized by bandleader René Touzet and is an example of Latin influence on American popular music. “Louie Louie” tells, in simple verse–chorus form, the first-person story of a Jamaican sailor returning to the island to see his lady love.
The Kingsmen’s recording was the subject of an FBI investigation about the supposed but nonexistent obscenity of the lyrics, an investigation that ended without prosecution. Ironically, the recording notably includes the drummer yelling “Fuck!” after dropping his drumstick at the 0:54 mark.

Richard BERRY “Louie Louie” (1957)

The Kingsmen – Louie Louie

[Intro chords]

Louie Louie, oh no, you take me where ya gotta go, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, baby
Louie Louie, oh baby, take me where ya gotta go

A fine little girl, she waits for me
Me catch the ship across the sea
Me sailed the ship all alone
Me never think I’ll make it home

Louie Louie, oh no no no, me gotta go, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, baby
Louie Louie, oh baby, me gotta go

Fuck!

Three nights and days I sailed the sea
Me think of girl constantly
On the ship, I dream she there
I smell the rose in her hair

Louie Louie, oh no, me gotta go, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, baby
Louie Louie, oh baby, me gotta go
OK, let’s give it to ’em right now

Me see

Me see Jamaica, the moon above
It won’t be long me see me love
Me take her in my arms and then
I tell her I’ll never leave again

Louie Louie, oh no, me gotta go, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, baby
Louie Louie, oh baby, me gotta go
I said me gotta go now
Let’s hustle on out of here
Let’s go!

I wish I could believe you – Música

The Duprees are an American musical group of doo-wop style who had a series of hit records in the early 1960s.

Duprees – I wish I could believe you

I wish I could believe you
I wish I could believe you

You say you love me, you’re mine alone
You say you want me to be your own
I wish I could believe you
But it sounds too good to be true

You say you’re sorry you broke my heart
You say that this time we’ll never part
I wish I could believe you
But it sounds too good to be true

I’ve heard you say all these things before
Then turn around and hurt me once more
Each time I put my faith and trust in you
You prove it’s such a foolish thing to do

You say you’ve changed, dear, and now you know
How much you want me and need me so
I wish I could believe you
But it sounds too good to be true

INSTRUMENTAL

You say you’ve changed, dear, and now you know
How much you want me and need me so
I wish I could believe you
But it sounds too good to be true

I wish I could believe you
I wish I could believe you