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Sweet Pea

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This refers to a song by Tommy Roe, who is an American pop song singer and was popular for a number of bubblegum hits in the 60s. I thought this would be a fun way to begin the week.
“Sweet Pea” “Dizzy” “Sheila” “Come On” “Cinnamon” “Jam Up and Jelly Tight”

How Do You Do

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Sure hope the sun is shining brightly where you are  “How Do You Do” Mouth and McNeal “Hello Goodbye” The Beatles “Hello Again” Neil Diamond “Hello Sunshine Goodbye Rain” Kelly, Stacey and Smith 
“Hold on Tight to Your Dreams” ELO

Sing C’est La Vie

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This refers to a song by Sonny and Cher. They were a loving husband and wife duo in the 60s and 70s. In French this term means that’s life. So it was for them and even when they divorced they still cared for one another. Cher went on to a successful solo career, Sonny went into politics. It was a tragedy when Sonny lost his life in a ski accident.

The very first song that made them popular was “I Got You Babe” “Baby Don’t Go” “C’est La Vie” “A Beautiful Story” “Let It Be me” “When You Say Love”

Still Crazy After All These Years

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Sometimes this world makes us a bit mad but you know if we were all perfectly normal this would be a most boring world. Go a little crazy this weekend and enjoy.

“You May Be Right” Billy Joel “Still Crazy After All These Years” Paul Simon “Madman Across the Water” Elton John “It Just Won’t Quit” Meatloaf “They’re Coming to Take Me Away” Napoleon XIV

All By Myself

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Eric Carmen is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and keyboardist. His music is great and I love the songs he sings. He was member of the rock group The Raspberries and then went on to a very successful solo career.

“All By Myself” “Make Me Lose Control” “Never Gonna Fall in Love” “The Way We Used to Be” “Sunrise” “I Was Born to Love You”

At the Hop

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Shakin’ up the start to your week. It was 1958 and Danny & the Juniors came out with their greatest hit ever
“At the Hop” “Rock and Roll is Here” “Let’s Stomp Again”
“Tallahassee Lassie” “Doin’ the Continental Walk” “Twistin’ England”

My Eyes Adored You

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Here’s looking at you this weekend. Have a great one.

“My Eyes Adored You” Frankie Valley “I Only Have Eyes for You” Frank Sinatra “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” The Platters “These Eyes” The Guess Who “Brown Eyed Girl” Van Morrison “Hungry Eyes” Eric Carmen

Green Tambourine

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Here it is the middle of the week and I thought you might all enjoy some fun songs with a lively, beat that are part of what is known as bubblegum pop. Put on a smile and dance.

“Green Tambourine” The Lemon Pipers “Sugar, Sugar” The Archies “Dizzy” Tommy Roe “Simon Says” 1910 Fruitgum Company “Yummy, Yummy, Yummy” The Ohio Express Let’s all top it off with Ella Fitzgerald “Ding Dong the Wicked Witch is Dead”

Some Hearts are Diamonds

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I posted about a fantastic British group Smokie who were very popular in the 70s. The lead singer Chris Norman went on to a very successful solo career. Here are some of his most popular songs.

“Midnight Lady” “Some Hearts are Diamonds” “Broken Heroes” “Love is a Bridge Between Two Hearts” “Someone is Missing You” “One Last Kiss” “For You”

Remembering With Fondness

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“Days of Wine and Roses” Robin Gibb “Deja Vu” Dionne Warwick “It Was a Very Good Year” Frank Sinatra “Memories Are Made of This” Johnny Cash “Our Last Song Together” Neil Sedaka “Those Were the Days” Mary Hopkins

Lay Back in the Arms of Someone

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Take a listen to Smokie an English rock band from Bradford, Yorkshire. Here are some of the hits that made them famous in the 70s and they're still touring today.

“Lay Back in the Arms of Someone” “Something’s Been Making Me Blue” “Living Next Door to Alice” “Don’t Play Your Rock and Roll to Me” “Wild Wild Angels” “Mexican Girl”