Saturday Night Genealogy Fun — Your Favorite Songs in Your High School Graduation Year

 Calling all Genea-Musings Followers:

It is Saturday Evening once more –
Time for some extra Family tree Enjoyable!!


Right here is your task in case you select to play alongside (cue the Mission Inconceivable music):


1)  Do you keep in mind your favourite songs in your highschool commencement yr?  Please inform us all about it.  [Note:  Wikipedia has the Billboard Hot 100 list for each year; Billboard has weekly Hot 100 lists for every year since 1946.]

For instance, the Wikipedia checklist of Scorching 100 songs for 1961 is at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billboard_Year-End_Hot_100_singles_of_1961.  There are hyperlinks to yearly on the backside of this web page.

The Billboard Scorching 100 songs for the week of 12 June 1961 is at https://www.billboard.com/charts/hot-100/1961-06-12.  

2)  Inform us in your personal weblog put up, in a remark to this weblog put up, or on Fb.  Make sure to go away a remark with a hyperlink to your weblog put up on this put up.

This is mine:

I graduated from San Diego Excessive College in June 1961 at age 17.  Pop music was my main social curiosity at this age – I listened to the radio all afternoon and evening, collected radio station surveys, and so on. instead of “regular” social actions like courting, sports activities, golf equipment, and so on.  

I used to be a hopeless teenage geek (5 foot 7 inches tall, 120 kilos, googly glasses, goofy overbite grin, pimples, butch haircut – you get the image!). No dates, no girlfriends, no hope…simply music to swoon by. Pop music was my main social curiosity right now – I listened to the radio all afternoon and evening, collected radio station surveys, and so on. instead of “regular” social actions like courting, sports activities, golf equipment, and so on.

I did not go to the promenade, or any dance, in highschool, so I do not know what was the preferred in Might or June.  I do know that “Angel Child” by Rosie and the Originals, a San Diego band was very fashionable in early 1961, and was one in all my favourite songs (I cherished romantic songs, and upbeat songs, and … nearly every little thing!).  Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bu2dAQ3xb8s and see why.  It received as much as #5 within the Billboard Scorching 100 in March 1961, and was #76 on the Prime 100 for 1961.  

From the Prime 100 for 1961 on Wikipedia, my Prime 10 favorites had been (no explicit order, besides #1 and #2):

*  I Love How You Love Me, by Paris Sisters – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYuW-dD6kMk

*  Angel Child, by Rosie and the Originals – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bu2dAQ3xb8s

*  Runaway, by Del Shannon – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSWMJxbxj7c

*  Devoted to the One I Love, by the Shirelles – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGtlxVjZ-fA

*  Will You Nonetheless Love Me Tomorrow, by the Shirelles – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4955hA_hcB4

*  Blue Moon, by the Marcels – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoi3TH59ZEs

*  I Like It Like That, by Chris Kenner – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjml2lPJndk

*  There is a Moon Out Tonight, by the Capris – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4xNF9uh8SA

*  Runaround Sue, by Dion – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ik57HLn0Nm0

*  Calendar Lady, by Neil Sedaka – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm35l1u4tFo

Properly, that was about probably the most enjoyable hour this yr – simply listening to about 20 songs from “my yr” and singing together with every of them.  

I hope you loved them, or your favourite songs too!

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