This is the way we used to do it all the time – here’s a playlist of hit singles that are celebrating their 50th anniversary since their debut on the pop charts.
All of these songs date from an era when AM radio ruled, and pop stations played a wide variety of styles. All of these acts were struggling to retain relevance in an atmosphere where the Beatles seemingly owned the pop charts. Some fared better than others, but the songs live on.
Featured tracks include;
Wish Someone Would Care - Irma Thomas
Goodbye Baby – Solomon Burke
Memphis Tennessee – Johnny Rivers
No Particular Place to Go – Chuck Berry
Viva Las Vegas – Elvis Presley
Bad to Me – Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas
It’s Over – Roy Orbison
Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying – Gerry & the Pacemakers
My Boy Lollipop – Millie Small
Do You Love Me – Dave Clark Five
Every Little Bit Hurts – Brenda Holloway
Just Like Romeo and Juliet – The Reflections
My Guy – Mary Wells
Chapel of Love- The Dixie Cups
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