1: The Chords – Sh-boom
Sometimes referred to as “Life Could Be a Dream”, is an early doo-wop song. It was written by R&B vocal group The Chords and published in 1954. Most recent cover is by The Overtones, the hottest British-Irish doo-wop boy band from London, formed in 2010. It’s a song to smile at and jig around jig around!
“Oh, life could be a dream (sh-boom), if I could take you up in paradise up above (sh-boom)”
2: Billy Joel – For the Longest Time
A doo-wop single by Billy Joel, released in 1984.
“Once I thought my innocence was gone, now I know that happiness goes on.
That’s when you found me, when you put your arms around me. I haven’t been there for the longest time.”
3: Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers – Why do Fools Fall in Love?
It is a song that was originally a hit for early New York City-based group Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers in 1956, and it reached No.1 on the R&B chart. Another classic doo-wop song !
“Why do birds sing so gay, and lovers await the break of the day, why do they fall in love?”
4: Elvis Presley – Blue Moon
A classic popular song, written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in 1934, and has become a standard ballad.
“Blue moon, you knew just what I was there for, you heard me saying a prayer for, someone I really could care for.”
5: Dionne Warwick – Don’t Make Me Over
“Just take me inside your arms, and hold me tight and always be by my side. If I am wrong or right, I’m begging you”
“Accept me for what I am, accept me for the things that I do”
Can find the overtones covers for these amazing songs! I’m their super fan, let’s just be honest!
6: Lana Del Rey – Video Games
“Heaven is a place on earth with you, tell me all the things you want to do,
I heard that you like the bad girls, Honey, is that true?”
A sad song must be sung, this debut single was named “Best New Track” by Pitchfork Media. With the old times video clips and Lana’s vintage tone, this song brings us into a summer sad core back in the old days. Worth listening!! Strongly recommended!!!
7: Dionne Warwick – Say A Little Prayer
Written by songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David for Dionne Warwick, originally peaking at number four on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart in December 1967.
“The moment I wake up, before I put on my makeup, I say a little prayer for you”
8: The Drifters – There Goes my First Love
This was a big hit for the drifters.
“There goes my first love, with the guy I used to call my friend, there goes love I thought would never end, and I can’t forget her “
9: 周璇 Xuan ZHOU – 夜上海 Shanghai Nights
She was called the “Golden Voice”. This song was the original sound track of movie < The Endless Yearning> in 1946.
“Shanghai nights, shanghai nights. You are a city that never sleeps.
Just saw her inviting smiley face, could anyone knows her inside sorrow?” (translation)
10: Girls – Big Spender
It was choreographed for the Broadway musical and the film – Sweet Charity. It is “set to the beat of a striptease” as the girls “taunt” the customers.
“Hey, big spender, spend…a little time with me!”