1964 Vintage Medley / Part 5

Yesterday it was all British hits from 1964 and today it is a 10-song medley from the Americans. Maybe it’s just me but after comparing the two, I still believe the British music was more compelling that year, although to be fair, six of these songs did hit #1 and another was never released as a single in America (but should have been).

Once again I have placed each song’s peak chart position in parentheses beside the artist name.

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Vintage 1964 Medley / Part 5

Roy Orbison (1) – Dixie Cups (1) – Temptations (11)
Diane Renay (6) – Hondells (9) – Supremes (1)
Bobby Vinton (1) – Four Seasons (1) – Lorne Greene (1)
Bob Dylan (not released as a single in the U.S.)

Comments (12)

  1. Fred

    Ray Nancy and I are in the process of buying a new house so I will not be able to spin a tale with all these great songs!! How ever they do make packing a little more fun!! I do agree the Britts did have a better year!! But Dylan did say the times are a changing!! We will be enjoying the tunes and they do make me smile!! So I will be busy for a bit!! I just got to put myself in to first gear!! And as always you did a Supreme job!! With all the Temptations out there I can’t be blue Ray!!

    1. Pat Conant

      You did a pretty good job in spite of being busy, Fred. However, you could have at least mentioned the pretty woman, by your side!!

      1. Ray (Post author)

        Sharp eyes, Pat! πŸ™‚

    2. Ray (Post author)

      Fred, you did quite well considering what you’re up to.
      You picked a fine time to do this because I am taking a two week break after tomorrow’s columns are posted πŸ™‚
      ROCK ON!

  2. Pat Conant

    I am an “American ” fan, myself, Ray. Probably because the times were changing for me, also-from a young and innocent high schooler, to a know nothing college student, ha, ha.

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Patricia, I am not in the least bit surprised. You are a real “honest-to-God” American girl πŸ™‚

  3. Penny

    Well Ray, I am a bit torn as I think there are good songs on both sides of the pond πŸ™‚ I saw earlier you said you were taking a two week break, hope it is all good and you can enjoy your down time

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Penny πŸ™‚
      I went with the British because those songs were more “rock and roll band” oriented but there were some great ones by American singers, too. πŸ™‚
      Thanks for your concern but I can honestly say I haven’t felt as good as I do right now for years! πŸ™‚

  4. Barbara Brill

    Listening at the end of the day today instead of the start …. decided before I started that I would pick out my favorite ….thought before listening that it would be the Temptations … but then as I listened to Rag Doll I knew that was the one. Loved the Four Seasons …. had forgotten that Lorne Greene sang anything so that was a flash from the past … all good Ray – I’m realizing that ’64 was a good year for music (I even liked Bob Dylan today) …. hope taking a break is a good thing for you. Will be thinking of you and waiting for you to return with more of everything you do so well. Rock the Day!

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Barbara πŸ™‚
      I would have gone with ‘Rag Doll’ but then I realize my mother’s all time favorite song was Bobby Vinton’s ‘Mr. Lonely’. I don’t know why she loved it so much but I remember when she had slipped into a coma a couple of days before she died, my sister played that song for her … repeatedly.
      I’m taking a break for no other reason than I am tired of sitting at this computer for hours and hours every single day. I have one more set of columns tomorrow and then I am going to sign off and get outside again! πŸ™‚

  5. Donna

    Pretty Woman She’s not the truth! Is she lonely? I need you. She’s walking back to me! What you want to get married? We just met on the corner! If we do we will never be lonely anymore. Where is the chapel of Love?
    Ok ok your are so sweet…the way you do the things you do…you make me rich! Swept me off my feet…where is the chapel?
    But first I have to do this thing …the Navy is looking for me. I will write and send you my love. I know it makes me blue too.
    Before I go let’s take a ride on my sweet Honda.
    She cries Baby please don’t leave me! You won my heart and now you are leaving me behind!
    Oh but while I am gone I will be so lonely they will call me Mr. Lonely. Just a soldier away from home, I wish I could go back home.
    I will be just a Rag Doll, she said, without you. Everyone will mock me and not accept me just the way I am.

    Ok. Can’t fit Ringo into this…lol. Lorne had a great voice!Good story song.
    Wait. Times wasn’t released in the US? Such a perfect song for those times and maybe even now. No one like Dylan.

    Enjoy your time away!

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Donna πŸ™‚
      Where is that chapel? LOL
      Nice job!


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