Love, “Seven and Seven Is”. The next time someone tells you how great Forever Changes is, play this for them.
The Troggs, “Wild Thing”. This was written by Jon Voight’s brother.
Ike & Tina Turner, “River Deep - Mountain High”. Forget about Ike … he’s nowhere to be found on this one. It is both Tina Turner’s finest moment, and Phil Spector’s finest moment, and thus one of the great records of all time. Tina never matched it, but who can blame her? “I must have sung that 500,000 times. I was drenched with sweat. I had to take my shirt off and stand there in my bra to sing.”
Dusty Springfield, “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me”. If you only click on one video link, make it this one.
Jimmy Ruffin, “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted”.
Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels, “Devil With a Blue Dress On/Good Golly Miss Molly”. Ladies and gentlemen, Johnny "Bee" Badanjek!
Nancy Sinatra, “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’”. Ladies and gentlemen, The Sixties!
Lorraine Ellison, “Stay With Me”. I was gonna say something snarky about Bette Midler’s version, but that would be mean.
The Beatles, “And Your Bird Can Sing”. Who cares what it’s about? Listen to those guitars!
Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler, “Ballad of the Green Berets”. This was the #1 song on the Billboard charts of 1966.