Top 40 and Hit Songs of the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's:

Links to videos, lyrics, biographies

 

 

Songs your Grandparents danced to.

Music your parents partied to.

Records that folks discoed to.

Thriller Music videos 

jukebox

jukeboxes

Beatles

The Beatles

Bell Bottoms and Big Hair

Michael Jackson

Early Rock 'N' Roll

Dance Crazes: 'The Stroll', 'The Twist', 

Folk Songs, Protest Songs, 

the British Invasion

Disco, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock

The songs on this site are arranged in alphabetical order by the title.  They will be set up like this:
TITLE  

(Which is also a link to a video of the song)

ARTIST's Name

  (a link to the Wikipedia biogaphy of the singer or group)

RELEASE DATE

(When the recording first went on sale)

"THEN" PHOTO

(A picture of the singer or group from their early days.)

"LATER" PHOTO

(A more recent picture,  especially if they remained active in the music business.) 

LYRICS

(click on the word "lyrics" or on the artist's picture to find the song's lyrics.)

 Some of the songs linked to on this site have clear, easy-to-read lyrics.  Other songs are harder to understand.  The poetry/lyrics often refer to cultural or historical events or ideas that a reader from another country would not know. Other times, the lyrics don't make any sense at all, in any language, but they sound good in the song.  

If you have any questions about anything, or if you find a link that doesn't work, send them to Mikie Metric .  Type  "comments@mikiemetric.com"  in the To box of your e-mail program. 

Click on the letter below to go to the songs beginning with that letter.

 Titles beginning with 'A' or 'An' will be under A.  Titles beginning with 'The' will be under T.  If a song is known by different titles, such as "The Letter" by the Boxtops, commonly called "Give Me a Ticket to an Airplane", then I will try to list each title under the appropriate letter. There will be multiple links for some songs if more than one artist did a creditable version of it or if it is known by different titles.
A B C D E F-G H I J, K L
M N, O Q, R S T U, V W Y  

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Some of the artists represented in this listing are: Television Shows from the Same Period, some Good Links
Santana Willie Nelson Los BravosBobby Darin George Thorogood Johnny RiversRoy Orbison Cliff Richard Del Shannon Jim CroceHarry Nilson Don McLean Righteous BrothersJay and the Americans Rupert Holmes The BeatlesBuddy Holly Paul Revere and the Raiders,  The Doors,  The Eagles,  Dion,  Mitch Rider and the Detroit Wheels,  Chicago,  Manfred Mann,  Three Dog Night,  Ray Charles,  Tommy James and the Shondells,  Brian Adams Elvis Presley Doby Gray,  Elton John, Queen, Brenda Lee

http://www.crazyabouttv.com/ : A listing of hundreds of old-time television shows with links to show formats, airing dates, casts, etc.

http://www.fiftiesweb.com/tv-shows.htm :  Alphabetical list of old tv shows with links to excerpts, casts, pictures, and series DVD's for sale.

Links to other Music Sites:

1. http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/ .Every kind of list you can think of involving music of the past 60 years.No videos.

2. http://www.crystal-reflections.com/ . An alphabetical list of popular songs from the 50's and 60's with lyrics and a link to the recording, most on Window's Media Player. 

3. http://www.tropicalglen.com   . This site has lists by genre, by year, by decade, and sound recordings of the songs from all the groups. Digital jukebox allows songs to play one after the other with any clicking.

4.  http://www.rhapsody.com/playlistcentral/playlistdetail?playlistId=9116440.This is a pay site - $10/month, for, it says, 11 million songs that can be played on-line or on a mobile device.

5. http://breakup-songs.com/60sbreakupsongs.html .  Break-up songs and sad love songs. Read list, listen to the songs, buy the MP3 downloads.

6. www.wbzd.com  93.3 FM for music from the 60's and 70's, all day, every day.

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