Posts Tagged ‘pop music’

L-O-V-E

December 1, 2018

“L-O-V-E,” written by Bert Kaempfert, an international hit for Nat King Cole. in 1965. The original English lyrics are by Milt Gabler; don’t know who wrote the Japanese ones.

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Désappointée

October 6, 2018

“Désappointée,” written by Robert P. Marcucci and Russ Faith, with French lyrics by Jean-Michel Crétois, recorded by Nancy Holloway in 1963. The song was originally recorded by Claudine Clark the year before.

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Party Lights

September 1, 2018

“Party Lights,” written and recorded by Claudine Clark,1962. It was her one big hit, initially intended as the “B-side” of a ballad, “Disappointed.”

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Just What I Needed

August 26, 2018

“Just What I Needed,” written by Ric Ocasek, performed by vocalist Sara Niemietz, with Scott Bradlee (piano, arranger), Kenton Chen (vocals), Dylan Chambers (guitar, backup vocals), Adam Kubota (bass), Martin Diller (drums), Tim Kubart (tambourine). Video by Braverijah Gregg for Postmodern Jukebox.

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Alló Maillot 38-37

August 18, 2018

“Alló Maillot 38-37,” written by Michel Jourdan, Philip Springer, and Buddy Kaye, performed by Frank Alamo for Scopitone. These short films were back-projected on a small screen mounted on a “visual jukebox.”

Lyrics here.

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Don’t Worry Baby

August 5, 2018

“Don’t Worry Baby,” written by Brian Wilson, recorded in 1999 by Ronnie Spector. Word is that Mr. Wilson wrote this for Ms. Spector’s group, The Ronnettes, but they didn’t use it, so he recorded it with his own group, The Beach Boys.

Ronnie Spector website

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Le locomotion

July 8, 2018

“Le locomotion,” a French version of the Gerry Goffin and Carole King song, performed by Sylvie Vartan in 1962 for Scopitone. These short films were back-projected on a small screen mounted on a “visual jukebox.”

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American Girl

July 4, 2018

“American Girl,” written and performed by Bonnie McKee. Ms. McKee, who has written songs for (and with) Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Kesha, Kelly Clarkson and others, has a fine grasp of contemporary American culture.

Celeb karaoke version here

Bonnie McKee official website

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I Love Being Here With You

May 26, 2018

“I Love Being Here With You,” written by William Schluger and Peggy Lee, performed by January Jones for Scopitone in 1966. These short films were back-projected on a small screen mounted on a “visual jukebox.”

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Bad Boy

January 14, 2018

“Bad Boy,” written by Richard Drapkin, recorded by the Donays in 1961.

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