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Ye Auld Phart's Dance.....Playlist?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by ZenG, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. ZenG


    Dec 13, 2013
    Near the fridge
    Let's say:-

    There is a dance coming up.....but to get in everyone
    has to be 60 years of age minimum...

    What songs would you like or expect to hear?
  2. The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Who(?), Hendrix........ I could go on n' on. You get the idea. Good luck.
  3. ZenG


    Dec 13, 2013
    Near the fridge
    I would request

    "Goodbye Stranger"....... SuperTramp

    "Dance,Dance,Dance" ...... BeachBoys

    " I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night".....Electric Prunes

    "Happy Together".........Turtles

    " Fortunate Son".....Creedance Clearwater Revival

    " Green River"............CCR

    "Hands Up".........Aqua

    for starters.......
  4. Davesound


    Apr 30, 2013

    If you have to be at leat 60 to get in.Then I would also think that many people would be over 60..Some of our set list would be.

    1- At The Hop
    2-Kansas City
    3-Up On The Roof
    4- At Last
    5-Stand By Me
    6-Calendar Girl
    7-Splish Splash
    8-Be My Baby
    10-Charlie Brown. Need more ?

  5. hsech

    hsech I'm not old, I'm just seasoned. Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 27, 2012
    Central Iowa
    1. Love Me Tender
    2. The Twist
    3. Blue Berry Hill
    4. Dream
    5. Rose in Spanish Harlem
    6. Harlem Shuffle
    7. Get a Job
    8. The Thing
    9. Love Potion #9
    10. Purple People Eater
  6. john m

    john m Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2006
    Try these--- they bought me lots of nice gear

    Spanish Eyes
    I left my heart in San Fran
    Moonlight in Vermont

    Tea for Two
    Moon River
    Talk of the Town

    Rock tunes--- Rock around the Clock
    Proud Mary
  7. ZenG


    Dec 13, 2013
    Near the fridge
    Do you think that there's anything circa 1970 to the present that over-60's would like?
  8. 1. Love Me Tender
    2. The Twist
    3. Blue Berry Hill
    4. Dream
    5. Rose in Spanish Harlem
    6. Harlem Shuffle
    7. Get a Job
    8. The Thing
    9. Love Potion #9
    10. Purple People Eater

    Wow. These seem like songs geared towards people in their mid-70's. You gotta remember, a 60 year old person was a teenager in the Woodstock-era. You can pretty much bet there was no "Blue Berry Hill", or "At The Hop" playing on their 8-track player while cruising in their GTO, or 'Cuda back in the day.
    Instead, they were probably tokin' on some Panama Red, dropping some acid, and listening to some Foghat :D.
  9. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    60 in 2013 = born in 1953, 15 in 1968, 20 in 1973. So this is a good point. However, the 70s also saw a big wave of 50s revival, with Happy Days, Grease and Sha na na. And there was a lot of 60s pop we often forget about that they would have listened to in their teen years, probably actually more popular than the Woodstock stuff. Most young people weren't hippies.

    I would think about tunes like ...
    Mony Mony, I Think We're Alone Now, Hanky Panky, Crimson and Clover (Tommy James and the Shondells)
    Sugar Sugar (the Archies)
    anything by the Kinks, Beatles, Stones, Monkees
    I Want Candy (Strangeloves)
    Gimme Some Lovin' (Spencer Davis Group)

    Funny how many 60s pop tunes got 80s cover versions...
  10. Pipeline
    Walk don't run
    Jack the ripper
    Rumble (the only instrumental ever banned on radio)
    Out of limits (aka Outer limits)
    Wipe out
    The happy organ
    Rinky dink

    All recorded before vocals were invented:bag:
  11. ZenG


    Dec 13, 2013
    Near the fridge

    The Happy Organ....By Dave "Baby" Cortez (sp?)
    Not often you hear that one these days....

    Don't recall "Rumble" off the top of my head

    Why would they ban an instrumental?
  12. john m

    john m Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2006
    60 is the minimum age, so the audience might be 75 or older. They don't want to hear any of that rock stuff.
  13. Passinwind

    Passinwind I Know Nothing Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    Sha Na Na did At The Hop in the Woodstock movie, and on the original album, and Jimi Hendrix got them the gig. Just sayin...;)

    I play for lots of crowds that are mostly 60+ (I'm 60 myself). The most surefire dance tunes around here for that demographic are country rock, but blues and jazz standards work fine too.
  14. ZenG


    Dec 13, 2013
    Near the fridge
    You can't be too sure about these old folks....

    My wife's mother is 89.

    So when she comes over for Christmas we always load up the cd player with such things as Strauss, Vienna Boys Choir and suchlike (Christmas music).....

    Then she'll say "don't you have anything livelier?"

    So I put on Bill Haley and some Buddy Holly etc etc.......and she's fine.......

    My self I like the upbeat stuff.........I stopped going to dances around here where they play canned music with a dj....because...well....they are just too damn boring with their song selections......

    These are dances where somebody shows up with some musical equipment and a bagload of cd's and call themselves a "dj"

    I realize that you can't please everybody at the same time...
  15. Yup , thats the one. I think Rinky Dink was by him too.
    Rumble was an early guitar piece by Link Wray. Jack the ripper was also by him. Rumble was banned in a few locations simply due to its suggestive title. (gotta remember this was back in the early 60's when even some radio stations that were playing R&R still had their heads up their ....ooops , can't say that here.) Link was one of the first guitar players to crank his amp up to distortion levels. If I'm not mistaken he also sliced the speakers in a couple amps for some added effect.
  16. Don't forget the slow dance tunes, like Nights In White Satin!
  17. ZenG


    Dec 13, 2013
    Near the fridge
    slow....yes.....I was thinking Neil Young's "Harvest Moon" would be applicable....