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dee's thread inspired me. i'm looking for the oldest of "old school"

reason being is i'm planning a trip within the next month or two and i want that trip dedicated to oldies music for that long travel, which someone close to me once loved and i have my own personal list, but it would be nice to have other people's input. i'll expand my list if people actually care

i'm looking for at least 10 songs, since "oldies" arent everyone's cup of tea. i have 3 so far, and they are personal choices. i'm mostly looking for anything between the 1950's to at least 1970-- whatever is considered "oldies" to me, like, elvis, early beatles, jerry lee lewis, ritchie valens, buddy holly, all these guys-- it's that kind of time period, before the rise of psychedelic and progressive rock, when music became more complex and the tracks ran on much longer, and there were only 2-3 minute pop songs, all that good stuff you know. would like to see wut you guys have to say

again, for you guys who want to agitate my thread, even though i said i have my own playlist, i'd still like to know what you guys have to say so i can make a personal album out of them, instead of having my list shuffled in the 1,000+ other songs i have on my ipod, with no real flow. as long as it gets me through a 4-5 hour travel, im open to anything and everything

even if it's considered early progressive im not too picky. i'm sure most of you guys know what oldies are

1. The Temptations - My Girl

2. The Turtles - So Happy Together

3. Beach Boys - Help Me Rhonda

4. Otis Redding - Sitting on the Dock of the Bay

5. Gladys Night and the Pips - Midnight Train to Georgia

6. Don McLean - Vincent

7. Sam Cooke - A Change is Gonna Come

8. The Yardbirds - Good Morning Little Schoolgirl

9. Ray Charles - Mess Around

10. Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls of Fire

11. Booker T & the MG's - Green Onions

12. Fats Domino - Aint That a Shame

13. Fats Domino - Blueberry Hill

14. Solomon Burke - Cry To Me

15. Toots and the Maytals - Pressure Drop

16. The Vogues - Five o' Clock World

17. The Crystals - Then He Kissed Me

18. Patsy Cline - Walkin' After Midnight

19. Santo & Johnny - Sleepwalk

20. Dusty Springfield - Son of a Preacher Man

21. Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'

22. Junior Wells - Hoodoo Man Blues

23. Roy Orbison - Only the Lonely

24. Paul Anka - Lonely Boy

25. Aretha Franklin - Respect

26. Eric Burden & War - Spill The Wine

27. The Shirelles - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

28. Shangri-las - Remember Walking in the Sand

29. Mamas and the Papas - Monday, Monday

30. The Beatles - Love Me Do

31. Donovan - Sunshine Superman

32. Donovan - Hurdy Gurdy Man

33. Dobie Gray - Drift Away

34. CCR - I Put a Spell on You

35. The Kinks - You Really Got Me

36. Small Faces - Tin Soldier

37. Barry McGuire - Eve of Destruction

38. Buffalo Springfield - Mr Soul

39. The Doors - Light My Fire

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Ben E King - Stand by Me (have a Stand by Me tattoo, emotional fave)

Nat King Cole - (Anything), but Unforgettable, Looking Back, Too Young and Smile are great tunes.

Gladys Night and the Pips - Midnight Train to Georgia

Ray Charles - Georgia (though I prefer the Richard Manuel version

more coming once I drag my ass out of bed

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One Bourbon, One Scotch, and One Beer ? John Lee Hooker / George Thoroughgood

The all time road trip classic; Jim Morrison and the Doors > Roadhouse Blues!

At the back o' the roadhouse I got someone that loves!

Thats for the people, that like to go down slow...

Let it roll, baby, roll...

All night long!

Passion Lady.

Give up your vows!

Ray Charles Mess Around


ZZ Top La Grange

ZZ Top > Waitin for the Bus

Willie Dixon; Back Door Man

"Well the men don't know, but the little girls, they understand."

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AccuRadio. Check out this awesome online radio if you haven't already. Unlimited skips, and if you create a free account you can blend several stations into one. It also has an awesome phone app. It has a bunch of genres and each of those has a bunch of subgenres. I'm always listening to 50's/60's music on it.

How can you go wrong with unlimited skips?


Funny story edit: I've always loved oldies music, so one picture day in highschool I decided to wear my Jerry Lewis shirt. It was a piano on fire with Great Balls of Fire written above it. Unfortunately I was wearing an open button up shirt over it, and when I got my pics back all you could see was "Balls''.

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Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman

Aretha - Respect

Four Tops - I'll Be There

Eric Burden & War - Spill The Wine

Booker T & The MG's - Green Onions

Dion - Runaround Sue

Johnny - Ring Of Fire

Fats Domino - Ain't That A Shame

Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls Of Fire

(for me, this one's so much easier/better than the 80's one)

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1. Sincerely - The Moonglows

2. Speedo - The Cadillacs

3. Stardust - Billy Ward & His Dominoes

4. Then he kissed me - The Crystals

5. Look in my eyes - The Chantels

6. Remember (walkin in the sand) - The Shangri-Las

7. Unchained Melody - Vito & The Salutations

8. Sleepwalk - Santo & Johnny

9. Mama said there'd be days like this - The Shirelles

10. Papa Loves Mambo - Perry Como

11. Hoodoo man blues - Junior Wells (with a young Buddy Guy)

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can you really just have a general oldies list? so many great songs are like soul music. others are rock. others are blues or folksy or whatever. totally don't go well together

like having sam cooke next to the mamas and the papas? don't seem right

but both are required oldies listening

i don't envy your decision making problems

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