Short … But Sweet

You might think a medley including fourteen songs would stretch out to 45 minutes or more. Nope, not today.

I have put together a medley of 14 songs that doesn’t quite hit the 21-minute mark! These are not obscure songs, by the way. All but the final four were released as hit singles, and if you are a fan of Janis Joplin (singing the final song she ever recorded), Neil Young, Queen or The Beatles, you most certainly should recognize those final four album cuts.

It all starts with the shortest song (1:36) to ever reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and ends with the shortest song the Beatles ever released.

Memories … That’s What We’re All About

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The Keep It Short Medley

Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs
Ray Charles – Elvis Presley
Box Tops – Beach Boys
Swinging Blue Jeans – Fats Domino
Eddie Cochran – Simon & Garfunkel
Dave Clark Five – Janis Joplin
Neil Young – Queen – Beatles

Comments (7)

  1. fred

    Ray some times we don’t have to stay to go a little longer!! Sometimes you just gotta hit the road!! However we do want you back!! Well Bless my soul Ray I am all shook up! I just got a ticket for an airplane..damn I can’t fly!! I feel like I’m in a Box Top!! And I’m not tellin’ you what I got!! Ray do you still get those darn hippy hippy shakes? For goodnees sake I still gotta lovin’ but I’ll save my kisses for Nancy!! This next song got me so tired I’ve got aching feet!! But I’m still chair dancin’!! I am feeling just a little groovey.. Come on Ray let me show where it’s it! I still like it like that!! Man oh man this poor girl is dialing for dollars(what a looss she was) I wish she waited till the mornin’ come!! Like this guy was an ordinary guy!! I don’t need a belly full of wine Ray!! She is already mine!!
    love ya!!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Positively amazing, Mr. G! I hope my sudden vacation plans don’t throw you out of rhythm. I can finally admit I am fried!
      Love Ya!

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  2. fred

    Sometimes we all need to refill our everythings Ray!! Please do it will be soooo good for you!!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Fred. I knew you would understand. ❤️

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  3. Sandy Gaither

    Gosh where do I start with this one? This was the greatest little medley, short but so much music crammed into it! Some of these I haven’t heard in such a long time. I can ditto all of the verbiage used by Freddy! It was great I loved it and I will be playing it again. I am happy you are taking some time for you, to recharge your batteries And get some much-needed rest. I do hope you’ll take some time to have some good fun while it’s warm and summertime. I will miss you while you’re gone, but I will be happy to see you come back in the fall! You’re the best Ray! 🥰

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Sandy ❤️
      I don’t have plans to do anything terribly exciting, but I am going to welcome the chance to at least try to sleep until 6:00 in the morning instead of waking up at 3:00. I am going to miss you a lot! You are so gracious and kind (and I’m not forgetting “bubbly”). I promise to stay in touch! ❤️

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      1. Sandy

        Changing sleep patterns is always a problem. But I know you’ll give it the college try! Good luck!

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