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#71 is up!

This female group from Baltimore was a mixture of the “Sweet Soul Sound” of Motown & The Girl Group Harmonies of the early 60’s.

At times the sound is reminiscent of Little Anthony & the Imperials and since they were produced by Little Anthony’s producer … Brooklyn’s own Teddy Randazzo,  that makes perfect sense.

Give it another listen here on this Play Back Sunday. 

 

Thanks for listening ~ Lou

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I Want to Meet HimThe Royallettes
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" l Want to Meet Him "
~ The Royalettes ~
This  "Band of Gold" singer is as hot as always on this track that I believe ... should have been a hit.
Give it another spin on this Play Back Sunday. 
     Thanks 
        ~ Lou
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"Unhooked Generation"
 ~Freda Payne~
Unhooked GenerationFreda Payne
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Check out this wonderful;  in my humble opinion, song from this perky girl group 

from the town of Hanover Pennsylvania. 

I hope you enjoy it ... however I sure hope the title of this song of theirs is not 

a harbinger of things to come.

 

Thanks for listening ~ Lou 

Song Pick #71

 ~The Pixies Three~

" Cold Cold Winter "
Cold Cold WinterThe Pixies Three
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On this Play Back Sunday give this famous Motown Brother a second listen ... this song jingled the air waves a bit back in the day but I still feel it should have been a much bigger hit than it was ... what say you?
Thank for listening a second time ~
                    Lou
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"Hold On To My Love"
~ Jimmy Ruffin ~
Hold On to My LoveJimmy Ruffin
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   I remember slow dancing to this song way back when ... it's  "A Million to One"  that I will ever forget that feeling ... this top ten song brings those great days back to life ... it was a big hit back then and it's just as big a hit today in my book ... is it still a hit to you?
Thanks for Listening - Lou
 
 Song Pick #70
" A Million to One"
 ~ Jimmy Charles ~
A Million to OneJimmy Charlse
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   It’s OK on this PBS to take a minute and give this song by a legendary group who created & owned their own musical genre “surf rock”.  

   For the life of me I can’t understand why this song is not among their upper echelon hits … maybe you can tell me ~ check it out

 

~ Thanks Lou 

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 "It's OK"
 ~ The Beach Boys ~
"It's OK "The Beach Boys
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These good looking twins from Long Island had awesome harmonies, great songs & great arrangements. 
I think this song of their's should have been a hit.
    Give my 69th song pick a listen & a vote here on
'It Should Have Been a Hit'
     ~ Lou
 Song Pick #69
" Oh, Lori "
 ~ The Alessi Brothers ~
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Rock Royalty on this song sing ... however No Brass Ring.
What's up with that? Give it another spin on this Play Back Sunday.
 Thanks  ~ Lou

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 " Let Me Wake Up in Your Arms "
 ~ LULU & The Bee Gees ~
Let Me Wake Up In Your ArmsMerge.mp3LuLu & The Bee Gees
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These five teens began singing together at Clairton High School in 1958.  Their producer, Lennie Martin, gave them the wall of sound that he originated with the Skyliners. 

This song of theirs, on Robbee Records, deserves a spin. I think it should have been a hit.  What do you think?

     Thanks   ~Lou

 Song Pick  #68

 "Lonely Summer"

~ The Holidays ~ 

Lonely SummerThe Holidays
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Here's a gal from a 60's girl group who ventured out on her own with songs written by Carole King  & Gerry Goffin ... not too shabby. 

This song was my song pick #13 way back when and I believe it deserves another listen here on ...

Play Back Sunday.

Thanks for Listening ~ Lou

 This Play Back Sunday song was my pick #13 ... time for another spin 

~Lou 

 "Randy"

~ Earl Jean McCrea ~

RANDYEarl Jean McCrea
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This Grammy winning brother & sister duo from Niagara Falls New York had a string of Billboard hits.  Here's one of theirs that I feel should have gone higher up the charts ... give it a spin.

   Thanks ~ Lou

 Song Pick #67 

 "All Strung Out"

~ Nino Tempo & April Stevens ~

All Strung OutNino Tempo & April Stevens
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This far out song from an edgy quartet consisting of two sets of sister from Queens New Yawk was ahead of it's time and it still may be be ... check it out on this Play Back Sunday on It Should Have Been A Hit .com

      Thanks for listening 

           ~Lou 

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" Past Present & Future "

~ The Shangri- Las ~

The Shangri-Las.mp3The Shangri-Las
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This member of the Song Writers Hall of Fame had numerous hits in the early years of Rock and Roll. 

Here's one of his songs that didn't quite crack the Top Forty ... but I think should have ... give it listen & cast your vote.

   ~ Lou

Song Pick #66

"The Way of The Clown"

Teddy Randazzo

The Way of The ClownTeddy Randazzo
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Give this group a listen on this Play Back Sunday ...

their name came from a fabric ... and they are a part of the fabric of early Rock & Roll.

     thanks ~ Lou

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~ Going Places ~

The Orlons

Going Places ~The Orlons
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Here's a great song ...

from a great group 

from a great music City.

On this Play Back Sunday ...

sit back close your eyes let these guys

take you back to where you once belonged.

   ~ Lou

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" Close Your Eyes "

The Skyliners

"Close Your Eyes"The Skyliners
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I like Candy 

I like Kisses

How about you ...

Give this song a listen ... It's got Hit written all over It

Shake Yer Booty Baby ...

~Lou

Song Pick #65

" The 81 "

Candy and the  Kisses

"The 81"Candy and the Kisses
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Here's a Santo & Johnny song that slipped through the cracks a while back  ... Give it a another Listen on this Play Back Sunday here on ... It Should Have Been a Hit.

    Thanks~ Lou

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"Teardrop"

 Santo & Johnny

TeardropSanto & Johnny
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Lesley Gore was a teenager from New Jersey ... Her songs captured the moment of time when girls were just starting to find their wings ... Her songs stood for women everywhere to stand up for and assert their rights. No one was gonna push Lesley around. 

She was at the forefront of the feminist awareness movement and I am proud & happy to call her a true friend of mine.

Here is the B-side of one of her biggest hits ... and in my humble opinion ... it's the better song ...what say you?

 -Lou

Song Pick #64

 "The Old Crowd"

 ~Lesley Gore~

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A relatively unknown teenage group from Los Angeles ranging in age from 12 to 17 ... entered the National Top 25 briefly in the summer of 1956 with their first release "Casual Look".

Their next song only reached regional hit status in Hawaii.

Check out their follow-up song here on ISHBAH.

It's very catchy and will stick in your head in a good way; for a good while ... like a Hit Should!

    ~ Lou

 

 Play Back Sunday

 "Send Me Flowers"

  The Six Teens

"Send Me Flowers"The Six Teens
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This song by a Brooklyn 60's girl group is about family tradition and the festival of life ... from a time past.   

The lyrics tell the story of Johnny and Louise's wedding day ... it has a catchy melody & quirky Middle Eastern feel with harpsichord, bouzouki, jew's harp and rock guitar.

It's become somewhat of a cult hit over the years ...

Give it a listen here on ...

It Should Have Been a Hit

        -    Lou

 Song Pick #63

  ~ Shoes ~

 Reparata & The Delrons

ShoesReparata & the Delrons
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    This group emanated from the Motor City and recorded all their hits on Berry Gordy's Motown Records  ...   

Two of their singles were included in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's 500 songs that Shaped Rock and Roll ... They were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, becoming the second all-female group to be inducted ...

This record was produced by the Jackson 5's producers, The Corporation, and although it made waves internationally it failed to crack the top forty in the USA ...

It Should have been a hit ... so say I ... Give it another spin on this Play Back Sunday ...

             -   LOU

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  ~ Bless You ~

Martha & The Vandellas

~ Bless You ~ - Martha & The Vandellas
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This song is ...         

Off The Chart !!!

Give it a listen here ...

                 

               - LOU

Song Pick #62

~ I Want to Meet Him ~

The Royalettes

~ I Want to Meet Him ~ - The Royalettes
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Here's a song by a sharecropper's

son from Texas who had major signature hits in the 70's.  You know his music & you know who he is.

Why this song wasn't another major hit for this guy in this crazy music business that we all love & hate I don't think I'll ever figure out ...on this Play Back Sunday ... you go figure  ... Lou

 Play Back Sunday ...

~ Who's Lovin' You ~

   Dobie Gray 

Who's Lovin' You - Dobie Gray
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Here's a song for your

consideration by a singer who left Motown ...

went to London and found success there in the 80's ... It's a great song; sung by a great singer and it deserves a listen here on It Should Have Been A Hit.

             Thanks-   Lou

Song  #61

~ Hold On To My Love ~

Jimmy Ruffin

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Hey there music fans ... on this First Play Back Sunday of Summer ...
What's better than the Beach Boys?   
It's Ok with me ... Is it OK with you?
       ~ Lou
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Give this one a spin
The Beach Boys
~ It's OK ~
" It's OK " - The Beach Boys
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" I'm Lovin' Summer " 
        - Lou
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"HERE COMES SUMMER" 
    with Lou Christie 
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     Here's a spot we put together here at 'It Should Have Been a Hit' from the East Coast Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Wildwood, NJ on June 5.
We all had a Blast !!!
Check it out ...  I say ... This Night was a Hit.
Thanks - Lou
~The Clouds of Rock Roll On~ - Lou Christie
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Here's a song that became a top five hit for the British grou