Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Sad & melancholic songs of the 60s & 70s.


Songs of the 60s & 70s, full of sadness, melancholy, grief or despair.
This is more or less the playlist for my broadcast on Radio Boo in 1 hour...


Listen to my broadcast:

http://yourlisten.com/lefteris.lalos.7/my-radio-boo-broadcast-wednesday-18-november-2015


Ain't No Sunshine - BILL WITHERS (LP Just As I Am, 1971)
US # 3, BE # 17, NL # 19, FR # 73
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All Alone Am I - BRENDA LEE (single, 1962)
US # 3, UK # 7, BE # 6
Original Hellenic version ''Μην Τον Ρωτάς Τον Ουρανό" by Τζένη Καρέζη in the movie ''Το Νησί Των Γενναίων" (1959). First released version by Μαίρη Λώ, the same year (Ελληνικοί στίχοι)
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All By Myself - ERIC CARMEN (LP Eric Carmen, 1975)
US # 2, UK # 12, NZ # 6, NL # 7, BE # 15, IE # 16
The verse is based on the 2nd movement (Adagio Sostenuto) of Sergei Rachmaninoff's ''Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Opus 18'' (1901).
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Alone Again (Naturally) - GILBERT O'SULLIVAN (single, 1972)
US # 1, UK # 3, NL # 18, DE # 33
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Cat's In The Cradle - HARRY CHAPIN (LP Verities & Balderash1974)
US # 1, CA # 3, AU # 6
There was a successful cover version of ''Cat's In The Cradle'' by Ugly Kid Joe (1993)
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Don't Cry Daddy - ELVIS PRESLEY (single, 1969)
US # 6, UK # 8, BE # 2, NO # 4, DE # 14, NL # 19
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Honesty - BILLY JOEL (LP 52nd Street, 1978)
FR # 1 (8 weeks), US # 24, CA # 16, FI # 29, NL # 31, NZ # 38
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Honey - BOBBY GOLDSBORO (single, 1968)
US # 1, UK # 2, CA # 1, NO # 4, NL # 5, BE # 5, DE # 8, AT # 9
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I'm Not In Love - 10cc (LP The Original Soundtrack, 1975)
UK # 1, US # 2, CA # 1, IE # 1, NZ # 4, NL # 5, BE # 5, NO # 6, DE # 8, CH # 8
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If You Go Away - TERRY JACKS (single, 1974)
UK # 8, NO # 1, NL 7, BE # 9, AT # 17, DE # 24, US # 68
Cover of ''Ne Me Quitte Pas'' by Jacques Brel (1959)
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In The Ghetto - ELVIS PRESLEY (LP From Elvis In Memphis1969)
UK # 2, US # 3, DE # 1, BE # 1, NO # 1, CH # 1, NL # 4
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Mr. Lonely - BOBBY VINTON (single, 1964)
US # 1, BE # 24
The song resurfaced in a scene and the soundtrack of the popular film ''Eis Am Stiel'' (Lemon Popsicle) (1978).
Bobby had three other US # 1 hits as well:  ''Roses Are Red'' (1962), ''Blue Velvet'' (1963), ''There I've Said It Again'' (1963)
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Papa - PAUL ANKA (b side on 7'' You're Having My Baby, 1974)
The A-side reached US # 1, UK # 6, BE # 7, NL # 14, DE # 15
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Seasons In The Sun - TERRY JACKS (single, December 1973)
US # 1, UK # 1, DE # 1, CH # 1, AT # 1, NO # 1, BE # 2, NL # 7
Cover version of ''Le Moribond'' by Jacques Brel (1961), Original english version by The Kingston Trio (1964)
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Sorrow - MORT SHUMAN (LP A Nous Les Petites Anglaises, 1976)
AT # 2, DE # 24
He wrote ''Save The Last Dance For Me'' (The Drifers, 1960) and ''Viva Las Vegas'' (Elvis, 1964) among others.
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The End Of The World - SKEETER DAVIS (single, 1962)
US # 2, UK # 18
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The Last Waltz - ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK (LP The Last Waltz, 1967)
UK # 1, IE # 1, AU # 1, NZ # 1, BE # 1, NO # 3, AT # 3, NL # 9, CH # 9, US # 25
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The Music Played - MATT MONRO (single1968)
Cover version of ''Was Ich Dir Sagen Will'' by Udo Jürgens (1967)
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The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore - THE WALKER BROTHERS (single, 1966)
UK # 1, US # 13, DE # 4, IE # 5, NO # 6, NL # 7, BE # 15
Original version of the song by Franki Valli (1965)
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The World We Knew (Over & Over) - FRANK SINATRA (LP The World We Knew, 1967)
US # 30, BE # 4, AT # 19, DE # 22
Cover version of ''The World We Knew'' by Bert Kaempfert (1967)
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Yesterday - THE BEATLES (LP Help! 1965)
US # 1, NL # 1, BE # 1, NO # 1, DE # 6, UK # 6 (1976)
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Yesterday When I Was Youmg - SHIRLEY BASSEY (LP Something, 1970)
Cover version of ''Hier Encore''' by Charles Aznavour (1964)
Shirley's version is based on Roy Clark's english cover version of 1969.
The song was a major radio hit in Hellas in the 80s.
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You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling - THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS (single, 1964)
US # 1, UK # 1, CA # 1, IE # 2, NL # 13, BE # 16, DE # 21, NZ # 18
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Under construction

At Seventeen - JANIS IAN (LP Between The Lines, 1975)
Crying - ROY ORBISON (1961)
Gloomy Sunday - SARAH VAGHAN (1961)
Greenfields - THE BROTHERS FOUR (single, 1960)
Raining In My Heart - LEO SAYER (1978)
Streets Of London - RALPH McTELL (1969)
Vorrei - SILVA GRISSI (single, 1968)


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