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#1 Billboard Hot 100 Songs from 1961 #4M +#BoTB

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Good morning, kittens & dawgs! Thank you for joining me on the dance floor with “60s Rock Songs” requested by today’s Spotlight Dancer, Mike Golch. My first song selection was written by Gerry Coffin and Carole King and recorded by an all-girl band who took this single to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 list in 1961 (the year I was born) from the “Tonight’s the Night” album, The Shirelles!

 

In keeping with my birth year, the next song to top the Billboard Hot 100 charts is a cover by the doo-wop band, The Marcels.

 

My last “60s Rock Song” from 1961 to soar to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 list is one of my favorites has an interesting history but I’ll save that for another time is, The Lion Sleeps Tonight.

 

 

I’m on a blog hiatus for the most part for the next couple of weeks but I’m committed to  XmasDolly, Stacy, and Colette with co-hosting the best party dance party on the blockosphere.

 



While I have the old turntable spinning, let’s keep those feet happy with today’s #BoTB cover song!

Mike’s last week 4M playlist inspired this showdown. This 60s rock song topped the leader board in the USA (1964) and became the first hit for this British band, Dave Clark Five!

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This is gonna be a battle of the sexes. Female lead singer Vs Male lead singer, both new-to-me cover bands a bit edgier and heavier than I normally listen to but enjoyed.

 

Contender # 1 Suzi Quatro

 

Contender #2 TT Quick

 

Ok, here’s the drill. Voting is open to everyone visiting. There is NO wrong vote, except if you DON’T vote. You can start by telling me in comments which artist you like best and why (optional).

Which artist gets your vote – Suzi Quatro or TT Quick?

The fun continues with more epic battles underway and I invite you to visit the official manager of BoTB, Stephen for the update list of players and be sure to check back next week to learn the outcome of this battle.

What mewsic moves you today? ?

I’m “Taking It Easy” but I’ll get to you ASAP. Just leave a breadcrumb trail for me to follow in comments and I’ll find my way to your site soon. Have a groovy week, my friends and keep rockin’ on!

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It’s All About Baby

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Angela and I would like to welcome you to …

 

We’re doing things a little different. We’re cancelling out a theme year per se with Wayback Wednesdays (WW). Instead, we’re featuring songs from wayback, as in wayback in my life or wayback in your life. Wayback to any point, just as long as it’s wayback. How far wayback you wanna go depends entirely on you. There are no rules with WW, except to have fun going wayback in time!
In 1961, God saw fit to give this old world a new baby. Me.
There were a lot of fine, groovy hits introduced that year. Many of them were a part of my early upbringing.singing along with or dancing to or just listening to. These catchy melodious, lyrical pieces of artwork are simply put – musical righteousness.
No doubt this first hit was written just for me. Ahem…well, maybe not. But, I can pretend anyway. Let’s tap into the 1961 groove, as you rock with this baby girl …

 

 

 

For more hits from 1961, check them out here!

I imagine my mom sung some of these very tunes when I was a little girl. Why, she was still a little girl herself at only 16 years of age when I was born. I bet she listened to the radio while playing cleaning house dancing and singing, like I do.

Now, it’s time to look at others’ Wayback Wednesday flashbacks. Why not join the fun, simply create your own post and link up. It’s that easy! Wanna a return following or visit from us? Then, leave us a comment and we’ll do the favor in like kind.

What songs take you wayback?

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Next up…Chats on the Farmhouse Porch 36 with Patrice. Please come back over to play along!

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1961…4Ms

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Welcome to Monday’s Music Moves Me with our head conductor Marie from Xmas Dolly! Helping out on the Love Train to make sure things run smoothly are co-conductors:  The Shewbridges of Central, Florida, CakeblastJAmericanSpice,  and Stacy Uncorked!

I love rockin’ on Mondays!  I just love it when we can share the tunes rolling around inside our noggins, don’t you? There’s always a lot of music locked away just screaming to get out.   This week’s theme is “The Year You Were Born”.

How do I get on board of this Love Train? Admission to ride is totally doable for anyone.  Are you ready to rock n’ roll with all the other passengers? Then here’s what you do.

  1. Go to YouTube insert your music video of choice.
  2. Grab the “Monday’s Music Moves Me” Button.
  3. Sign the linky, follow Marie & her co-conductors, grab their blog buttons, & leave a comment letting them know you’re a new follower.
  4. Shake your bootie with your fellow rockin’ bloggers on the linky (below) or invite some of your rocker blogger buds to join us.

And the winners of this week’s featured couple spotlight is…

1. Just The Stuff You Know

 

Now dance your way over and be sure to let them know how very happy you are for them by leaving them a comment.

My birth year is 1961!


Not to say, I was a beautiful baby. But I was pretty darn cute. Okay….who’s ever seen an ugly baby anyhow? I think babies are adorableness wrapped up in blankets, don’t you?  Here’s a picture of me when I was a wee one tot.

Don’t I look like a little baby doll? I was just 7-months old.

 

Patsy Cline’s ultra-smooth voice was hit in the 60s and still is, in my opinion.  Who can forget this song?

 

Let me leave you with just a wee bit of humor for this week’s line up.

 

 

 

 

Whoo-hoo, now that’s what you call bringing back the rock n’ roll memories! Are you ready to get dancing this week?  Then, link your 4M blog post URL below to join the party and then bee-bop your way across the net to visit on those on the Love Train this Monday.

Thanks for putting me in the spotlight this week, XmasDolly!

For more music from 1961, click here

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