Friday, March 25, 2011

THE BILLBOARD BOOK OF NUMBER ONE HITS

Judy In Disguise (With Glasses): An obvious rip-off of "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds."

(Just Sittin) On The Dock Of The Bay: Once while watching CITY-tv, I saw an ID (voiced by the late, lamented Mark Daily) that went, "Just sittin on the dock at the foot of Bay, wastin time. This is CITY-tv, everywhere."

Honey: Al Bundy hated this song. However, I think it is picturesque. My parents have this album, and it is pretty good.

This Guy's In Love With You: I must have heard every Herb Albert album out there.

Harper Valley PTA: She sure showed them.

I have the album with this song on it. The other songs on the record have similar theme: poor girl looked down upon by the rich folk of the town who are trying to hide their own horrible secrets.

Monday, March 21, 2011

THE BILLBOARD BOOK OF NUMBER ONE HITS

Penny Lane: The songs "Penny Lane" and "Strawberry Fields" have special significance for me. Once when I was visiting my grandmother, I got a strawberry ice cream sandwich at the local drugstore. Then, on the way back to her apartment, I found a penny on the road.

All You Need Is Love: This song is so stupid. You don't just need love; you need food, clothing, shelter, warmth, hope, determination, and a whole bunch of other stuff.

An Ode To Billy Joe: This is one of my favourite songs. At the jam sessions, we used to play this song every year around June 3.

Hello, Goodbye: I have "Magical Mystery Tour." It's got some really great songs on it, and some that aren't so good.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

THE BILLBOARD BOOK OF NUMBER ONE HITS

These Boots Are Made For Walkin: This song is a message from the Jews that they were going to get into all the highest positions and walk all over us.

Pastor Peters has done a version of this song.

The Ballad Of The Green Berets: Did anyone object to this song praising a UN organization?

Paint It Black: As good as The Rolling Stones were once, they aren't now. A few years ago at the Super Bowl, Mick Jaggar couldn't have been singing more than three notes right at a time, and Keith Richards couldn't have been playing more than three notes at a time on his guitar correctly.

Strangers In The Night: Parody versions of this song, for the record, include "Faggots In The Night" and "Niggers In The Night."

Summer In The City: My parents also have this album. The Loving Spoonful were such a wonderful band.

Wild Thing: The B-side of the 45 of this kicks butt.

THE BILLBOARD BOOK OF NUMBER ONE HITS

Get Off Of My Cloud: The alternate version of this song is "Hey Cloud Get Off Of My You."

Turn Turn Turn: I used to think this song was really good, but if it was written by the communist Jew Pete Seeger, maybe it isn't.

"Get a job? Were they serious? I didn't realize it at the time, but at that moment, a little piece of my childhood had slipped away, forever. He didn't say it and neither did I, but at that moment, I think my dad and I were closer than we had ever been before."

The Sounds Of Silence: I have "Wednesday Morning, 3 a.m." There are some good songs on there, but there are also a lot of real clunkers. Still, it is refreshing, given what else was popular at the time.

We can Work It Out: This is such a positive song. Many times when I have had disputes with people, I think of the lyrics to this song.