By Don White, CV&T News Editor
I suppose this world has some folks who don’t appreciate music.Sure glad I’m not one of them.
Growing up without a TV, the radio was my constant companion.
And in hindsight, that probably wasn’t a bad thing.
Armed with constant audio and discarded song books my mom brought home each month from her job at the J. J. Newberry store, I knew most all the words to the most popular songs of the late 1950s into the 1960s.
A few I knew so well, I’d sometimes go to the front of my classroom and sing songs like “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter.” Now that was not a good thing.
I’m well aware that a listing of my favorite songs of all time is going to be vastly different from someone younger than 50 or so, and downright laughable to people under 30.
But, I challenge you “youngsters” reading these words to tune into YouTube and see what you think about some of the tunes on my Top 25 list.
We’ll start with my all-time favorite then follow with the others in no particular order.
(1) “I Just Called To Say I Love You”-Stevie Wonder.
(2) “ Up,Up And Away”-The Fifth Dimension.
(3) “Well Sing In The Sunshine”-Gale Garnett.
(4) “Little Arrows”-Leapy Lee.
(5) “Kiss You All Over”-Exile
(6) “Wonderful Time Up There”-Pat Boone.
(7) “Swingin’”-John Anderson.
(8) “Run For The Roses”-Dan Fogelberg.
(9) “Tennessee Waltz”-Patti Page.
(10) “Judy In Disguise”-
(11) “Henry the 8th”-Herman’s Hermits.
(12) “Wild Thing”-The Troggs.
(13) “San Antionio Rose”-Bob Wills
(14) “Friends In Low Places”-Garth Brooks.
(15) “Sunday Morning Comin’ Down”-Johnny Cash.
(16) “King Of The Road”-Roger Miller.
(17) “The Most Beautiful Girl”-Charlie Rich.
(18) “Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On”-Mel McDaniels
(19) “Singin’ The Blues”-Marty Robbins.
(20) “Heavens Just A Sin Away”-The Kendalls
(21) “Snowbird”-Anne Murray
(22) “I Love A Rainy Night”-Eddie Rabbitt.
(23) Anything by the Statler Brothers.
(24) Anything by Tom T. Hall.
(25) Anything and everything by Merle Haggard.
So what would be on your top 25 list?
Drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and perhaps I can share some of your choices with readers in a future column.