Hal’s Final Fourteen

We have arrived at the final fourteen #1 songs to feature Hal Blaine on drums.

This wraps up our look back at the forty chart-topping singles to feature the most prolific drummer in rock and roll history.

Today’s songs cover the gamut of musical styles, from soft ballads to rock and roll, and foot-stomping country songs to lush movie soundtracks.

Memories … That’s What We’re All About

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The Final Fourteen

Elvis Presley – John Denver
Barbra Streisand – Petula Clark
Beach Boys – Neil Diamond
Partridge Family – 5th Dimension
Henry Mancini – Carpenters
Cher – John Denver
Captain & Tennille – 5th Dimension

Comments (12)

  1. Terry Brusco

    Thanks for this great collection of hits!
    I loved every moment and will be listening to this again and again! You are the BEST!

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Terry! 🥰
      I am so glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Rosa-Lee Gould

    TED & I LISTENED & ENJOYED TODAY’S MEDLEY THEN I HUNG CLOTHES OUT ON THE LINE. Sorry about the capitals but it was easier to change 2 letters instead of the whole sentence. Happy Monday 🙂 🙂 Lee & Ted

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Lee & Ted 🥰🥰
      Capitals never bother me. 🙂 Good day to dry clothes outside!

  3. Mary Helen Hawthorne

    Noticed that several of the artists had more than one #1 with Blaine as the versatile drummer
    So enjoyed these medleys
    Thank you Mr DJay!

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Mary Helen 🥰
      Hal was the “go to guy” for a lot of artists. Hey, if it’s not broken…”
      So glad you enjoyed them!

  4. Nancy A Garbati

    Had a crazy morning, just got to listen. Enjoyed it as always, thank you <3

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Nancy ❤️
      I hope you smiled. 🙂

  5. Penny

    what a great “finale” .. and to start it with Elvis, can’t go wrong!! Absolutely loved it. Sorry about not commenting / acknowledging lately .. been sick and have a lot on my plate .. oh well …
    As always .. you ROCK my friend!
    Have a great rest of your day! As for me, am off in a few minutes then gonna take a nap.

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Penny 🥰
      As long as you listen (and it’s enjoyable for you), you don’t have to worry about saying a word. 🙂
      Enjoy that nap, young lady!

  6. Pat Conant

    Great again, maybe even the best of the best! A lot of these I haven’t heard in a long time. The Way We Were is such a beautiful song. Thanks, Ray, for putting these all together, a great 3 days to listen to over again.

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Pat, I am so glad you enjoyed it! 🥰
      It was all a labor of love for me. 🙂

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