Tag Archives: USA-1960’s

Rescue Me – Música

“Rescue Me” is a rhythm and blues song first recorded and released as a single by Fontella Bass in 1965. The original versions of the record, and BMI, give the songwriting credit to Raynard Miner and Carl William Smith, although many other sources also credit Bass herself as a co-writer. It would prove the biggest hit of Bass’s career, reaching #1 on the R&B charts for four weeks and placing at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100.[8] “Rescue Me” also peaked at number eleven on the UK Singles Chart.

Fontella Bass – Rescue Me ( 1965 )

Rescue me
Take me in your arms
Rescue me
I want your tender charm
‘Cause I’m lonely
And I’m blue
I need you
And your love too
Come on and rescue me
Come on, baby, and rescue me
Come on, baby, and rescue me
‘Cause I need you by my side
Can’t you see that I’m lonely
Rescue me
Come on and take my heart
Take your love and conquer every part
‘Cause I’m lonely
And I’m blue
I need you
And your love too
Come on and rescue me
Come on, baby, and rescue me
Come on, baby, and rescue me
‘Cause I need you by my side
Can’t you see that I’m lonely
Rescue me
Take me in your arms
Rescue me
I want your tender charm
‘Cause I’m lonely
And I’m blue
I need you
And your love too
Come on and rescue me
(Come on baby)
Take me baby (take me baby)
Hold me baby (hold me baby)
Love me baby (love me baby)
Can’t you see I need you baby
Can’t you see that I’m lonely
Rescue me
Come on and take my hand
C’mon, baby and be my man
‘Cause I love you
‘Cause I want you
Can’t you see that I’m lonely
Mmm-hmm (mmm-hmm)
Mmm-hmm (mmm-hmm)
Take me baby (take me baby)
Love me baby (love me baby)
Need me baby (need me baby)
Mmm-hmm (mmm-hmm)
Can’t you see that I’m lonely

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My Girl – Música

My Girl” is a soul music song recorded by the Temptations for the Gordy (Motown) record label. Written and produced by the Miracles members Smokey Robinson and Ronald White, the song became the Temptations’ first U.S. number-one single, and is today their signature song. Robinson’s inspiration for writing this song was his wife, Miracles member Claudette Rogers Robinson. The song was included on the Temptations 1965 album The Temptations Sing Smokey. In 2018, it was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or artistically significant.”

The Temptations – My Girl

I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day.
When it’s cold outside I’ve got the month of May.

I guess you’d say
What can make me feel this way?
My girl (my girl, my girl)
Talkin’ ’bout my girl (my girl).

I’ve got so much honey the bees envy me.
I’ve got a sweeter song than the birds in the trees.

Well, I guess you’d say
What can make me feel this way?
My girl (my girl, my girl)
Talkin’ ’bout my girl (my girl).

Hey hey hey
Hey hey hey
Ooooh.

I don’t need no money, fortune or fame.
I’ve got all the riches, baby, one man can claim.

Well, I guess you’d say
What can make me feel this way?
My girl (my girl, my girl)
Talkin’ ’bout my girl (my girl).

I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day
With my girl.
I’ve even got the month of May
With my girl
Talkin’ ’bout
Talkin’ ’bout
Talkin’ ’bout
My girl
Ooooh
My girl
As long as I can talk about my girl…

Cradle of love – Música

Cradle of Love” is a song released in 1960 by Johnny Preston. The song spent 15 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at No. 7, while reaching No. 2 in the United Kingdom, No. 4 on Canada’s CHUM Hit Parade, No. 5 on Norway’s VG-lista, No. 7 in Australia, No. 15 in Japan, and No. 15 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Sides.
The lyrics of “Cradle of Love” quote several well known nursery rhymes with variations that tie them to the song’s title. The song’s chorus quotes Rock-a-bye Baby, the first verse quotes Jack Be Nimble, the second verse quotes Hey Diddle Diddle, and the third verse quotes Jack and Jill.
Using the name “Bobby Stevens”, Ray Pilgrim recorded a version of the song in 1960.

Johnny Preston Cradle of love

Well, rock-a-bye baby, in the treetop
When the wind blows the cradle will rock
So rock-a-bye baby, in the treetop
When the wind blows, mmm

Well, Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
Jack jumped over the candlestick
He jumped so high up above
He landed in the cradle of love

Well, rock-a-bye baby, in the treetop
When the wind blows the cradle will rock
So rock-a-bye baby, in the treetop
When the wind blows, mmm

Hi diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle
The cow jumped over the moon
And on the way down she met a turtle dove
Said “Let’s go rockin’ in the cradle of love”

Well, rock-a-bye baby, in the treetop
When the wind blows the cradle will rock
So rock-a-bye baby, in the treetop
When the wind blows, mmm

Jack and Jill went up the hill
To get a pail of water
Jack fell for Jill, gave her a shove
They fell into the cradle of love

Well, rock-a-bye baby, in the treetop
When the wind blows the cradle will rock
So rock-a-bye baby, in the treetop
When the wind blows, mmm

Ya Ya – Música

Ya Ya” is a song by Lee Dorsey. The song was written by Dorsey, Clarence Lewis, Morgan Robinson, and Morris Levy. Levy’s participation in the writing has been previously called into question. In fact, the Flashback release of the single (image) lists only Dorsey and Lewis as writers, as do the liner notes to the American Graffiti soundtrack.

Ya Ya- Lee Dorsey-original song-1961

Oh, well, I’m… (UHH!)
Sittin’ here in La-La
Waitin’ for my Ya Ya (ohh, ohh)
Sittin’ here in La-La
Waitin’ for my Ya Ya (ohh, ohh)
It may sound funny
But I don’t believe she’s comin’ (ohh, ohh)

Baby hurry
Don’t make me worry (ohh, ohh)
Yeah baby, hurry
Don’t make me worry (ohh, ohh)
You know that I love you
Oh, how I love you (ohh, ohh)

Sittin’ here in La-La
Waitin’ for my Ya Ya (ohh, ohh)
Sittin’ here in La-La
Waitin’ for my Ya Ya (ohh, ohh)
It may sound funny
But I don’t believe she’s comin’ (ohh, ohh)

Baby hurry
Don’t make me worry (ohh, ohh)
Yeah baby, hurry
Don’t make me worry (ohh, ohh)
You know how I love you
Oh, how I love you (ohh, ohh)

Sittin’ here in La-La
Waitin’ for my Ya Ya (ohh, ohh)
Sittin’ here in La-La
Waitin’ for my Ya Ya (ohh, ohh)
It may sound funny
But I don’t believe she’s comin’ (ohh, ohh)

Baby hurry
Don’t make me worry (ohh, ohh)
Yeah baby, hurry
Don’t make me worry (ohh, ohh)
You know how I love you…

You’re Sixteen – Música

You’re Sixteen” is a song written by the Sherman Brothers (Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman). It was first performed by American rockabilly singer Johnny Burnette, whose version peaked at number eight on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in December 1960 and number 3 in the U.K. in 1961. The original 1960 version of “You’re Sixteen” by Johnny Burnette is featured prominently on the 1973 motion picture soundtrack of the film American Graffiti.

You’re Sixteen, You’re Beautiful (And You’re Mine) Johnny Burnette

Ooh, you come out of a dream,
Peaches and cream,
Lips like strawberry wine,
You’re sixteen,
You’re beautiful and you’re mine.

You’re all ribbons and curls,
Oh, what a girl!
Eyes that twinkle and shine,
You’re sixteen,
You’re beautiful and you’re mine.

You’re my baby, you’re my pet,
We fell in love on the night we met.
You touched my hand, my heart went “pop”,
And ooh, when we kissed we could not stop.

You walked out of my dream,
Into my arms,
Now you’re my angel divine,
You’re sixteen,
You’re beautiful and you’re mine.

You’re my baby, you’re my pet,
We fell in love on the night we met,
You touched my hand, my heart went pop,
Ooh when we kissed we could not stop.

You walked out of my dreams, and into my car,
Now you’re my angel divine,
You’re sixteen, you’re beautiful, and you’re mine.

I Say a Little Prayer – Música

I Say a Little Prayer” is a song written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David for Dionne Warwick, originally peaking at number four on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart in December 1967. On the R&B Singles chart it peaked at number eight.
– Other recordings
“I Say a Little Prayer” also returned to the Pop & R&B Top Ten in the fall of 1968 via a recording by Aretha Franklin taken from her 1968 album Aretha Now.

Aretha Franklin – I say a little prayer ( Official song ) HQ version

The moment I wake up
Before I put on my makeup
I say a little prayer for you
While combing my hair now
And wondering what dress to wear now
I say a little prayer for you

Forever and ever, you’ll stay in my heart
And I will love you
Forever and ever, we never will part
Oh, how I love you
Together, forever, that’s how it must be
To live without you
Would only mean heartbreak for me

I run for the bus, dear
While riding I think of us, dear
I say a little prayer for you
At work I just take time
And all through my coffee break time
I say a little prayer for you

Forever and ever, you’ll stay in my heart
And I will love you
Forever and ever we never will part
Oh, how I’ll love you
Together, forever, that’s how it must be
To live without you
Would only mean heartbreak for me

I say a little prayer for you
I say a little prayer for you

My darling, believe me
(Believe me)
For me there is no one but you
Please love me too
(Answer my prayer)
And I’m in love with you
(Answer my prayer)
Answer my prayer now, babe
(Answer my prayer)

Forever and ever, you’ll stay in my heart
And I will love you
Forever and ever we never will part
Oh, how I’ll love you
Together, forever, that’s how it must be
To live without you
Would only mean heartbreak for me

Via:  “I Say a Little Prayer” performed by Aretha Franklin. (1960s) | AMERICA ON COFFEE

The Happening – Música

The Happening” is a 1967 song recorded by Motown artists The Supremes. The song served as the theme song of the 1967 Columbia Pictures film The Happening, and was released as a single by Motown at the time of the film’s release that spring. While the movie flopped, the song peaked at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart in May, becoming The Supremes’ tenth number-one single in the United States, peaking in the top 10 on the UK Pop Chart at number six, and in the top 5 in the Australian Pop Chart and in the Dutch Pop Chart.

The Supremes – The Happening

Hey life, look at me
I can see the reality
‘Cause when you shook me, took me, outta my world
I woke up
Suddenly I just woke up to the happening

When you find that you left the future behind
‘Cause when you find a tender love
You don’t need to take care of
Then you better beware of the happening

One day you’re up
When you turn around
You find your world is tumbling down
It happened to me and it can happen to you

I was sure, I felt secure
Until love took a detour, yeah!
Riding high on the top of the world it happened
Suddenly it just happened
I saw my dreams torn apart
When love walked away from my heart
And when you lose a precious love you need to guide you
Something happens inside you, the happening

Now I see life for what it is
It’s not a dream
It’s not a bliss
It happened to me and it can happen to you
Ooh, and then it happened
Ooh, and then it happened
Ooh, and then it happened

Is it real?
Is it fake?
Is this game of life a mistake?
‘Cause when I lost the love
I thought was mine for certain
Suddenly it starts hurting
I saw the light too late
When that fickle finger of fate
Yeah! It came and broke my pretty balloon
I woke up
Suddenly I just woke up

So sure, I felt secure
Until love took a detour
‘Cause when you got a tender love
You don’t take care of
Then you better beware of
The happening

Via: “The Happening (Stereo)”  | AMERICA ON COFFEE

Everybody’s Talkin’ – Música

Everybody’s Talkin’” is a song written and recorded by singer-songwriter Fred Neil in 1966. A version of the song performed by Harry Nilsson became a hit in 1969, reaching No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and winning a Grammy Award after it was featured in the film Midnight Cowboy. The song, which describes the singer’s desire to retreat from other people to the ocean, is among the most famous works of both artists, and has been covered by many other notable performers. The song later appeared in the 1994 film Forrest Gump and is also on the film’s soundtrack album. It also appeared in the comedy film Borat, on The Hangover Part III soundtrack, in the English television show Black Books and the action comedy Crank.

Everybody’s Talkin’ – Nilsson (With lyrics on screen)

Everybody’s talking at me
I don’t hear a word they’re saying
Only the echoes of my mind

People stopping, staring
I can’t see their faces
Only the shadows of their eyes

I’m going where the sun keeps shining
Through the pouring rain
Going where the weather suits my clothes

Banking off of the northeast winds
Sailing on a summer breeze
And skipping over the ocean like a stone

Wah, wah wah-wah wah
Wah-wah wah-wah, wah wah-wah
Wahhh

I’m going where the sun keeps shining
Through the pouring rain
Going where the weather suits my clothes

Banking off of the northeast winds
Sailing on a summer breeze
And skipping over the ocean like a stone

Everybody’s talking at me
Can’t hear a word they’re saying
Only the echoes of my mind

I won’t let you leave my love behind
No, I won’t let you leave
Wah, wah
I won’t let you leave my love behind

Via:   “Harry Nilsson – Everybody’s Talkin’ (1969)” | AMERICA ON COFFEE

“1 – 2 – 3” – Música

1 – 2 – 3” is a 1965 song recorded by American blue-eyed soul singer Len Barry, who co-wrote the song with John Medora and David White. The recording’s chorus and accompaniment were arranged by Jimmy Wisner. The single was released in 1965 on the American Decca label. The writers were sued by Motown Records at the time, claiming that the song is a reworking of Holland-Dozier-Holland‘s “Ask Any Girl” released by The Supremes as the B-side to their single “Baby Love” the year before. They denied the claim, but after two years of litigation, agreed to give the Motown writers 15% of the song’s writing and publishing royalties. Holland-Dozier-Holland are listed as co-authors by BMI.

 

Len Barry – 1-2-3

1-2-3, oh, that’s how elementary it’s gonna be
C’mon, let’s fall in love, it’s easy (it’s so easy)
Like takin’ candy (like takin’ candy) from a baby

A-B-C (A-B-C) fallin’ in love with you was easy for me (easy for me)
And you can do it, too, it’s easy (it’s so easy)
Like takin’ candy (like takin’ candy) from a baby

Baby, there’s nothin’ hard about love
Basically, it’s as easy as pie
The hard part is livin’ without love
Without your love, baby, I would die

[mostly instrumental with (1-2-3) (1-2-3)]

It’s easy (it’s so easy)
Like takin’ candy (like takin’ candy) from a baby, yay

One and one are two (one and one are two)
I know you love me and oh,oh, how I love you (how I love you)
Don’t try to fight it ’cause it’s easy (it’s so easy)
Like takin’ candy (like takin’ candy) from a baby, yay

1-2-3 (1-2-3) oh, that’s how elementary it’s gonna be (it’s gonna be)
C’mon, let’s fall in love, it’s easy (1-2-3)
[Fade]
Oh, that’s how elementary

Via:   “1 – 2 – 3” – Len Barry | AMERICA ON COFFEE

Sugar Sugar – Música

Sugar, Sugar” is a song written by Jeff Barry and Andy Kim. It was originally recorded by the virtual band the Archies. This version reached number one in the US on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1969 and remained there for four weeks. It was also number one on the UK Singles chart in that same year for eight weeks. The song became a hit again in 1970 when rhythm and blues and soul singer Wilson Pickett took it back onto the charts.

The Archies – Sugar, Sugar (Original 1969 Music Video)

(Chorus)
Sugar, ah honey honey
You are my candy girl
And you’ve got me wanting you
Honey, ah sugar sugar
You are my candy girl
And you’ve got me wanting you

I just can’t believe the loveliness of loving you
(I just can’t believe it’s true)
I just can’t believe the one to love this feeling to
(I just can’t believe it’s true)

(Chorus)
Ah sugar, ah honey honey
You are my candy girl
And you’ve got me wanting you
Ah honey, ah sugar sugar
You are my candy girl
And you’ve got me wanting you

When I kissed you, girl, I knew how sweet a kiss could be
(I know how sweet a kiss can be)
Like the summer sunshine pour your sweetness over me
(Pour your sweetness over me)

(Chorus)
Sugar, pour a little sugar on it honey
Pour a little sugar on it baby
I’m gonna make your life so sweet, yeah yeah yeah
Pour a little sugar on it oh yeah
Pour a little sugar on it honey
Pour a little sugar on it baby
I’m gonna make your life so sweet, yeah yeah yeah
Pour a little sugar on it honey

(Chorus)
Ah sugar, ah honey honey
You are my candy girl
And you’ve got me wanting you
Oh honey, honey, sugar sugar…
You are my candy girl