October 09, 2008

Blast From Your Past

Here's another musical challenge for you folks:

What is the last song or album you purchased that's an "oldie" - one that you remember from your youth and just had to have?

photo courtesy of TheAssociationWebsite.com

Yesterday I had to download "Cherish" by The Association. (You might also have heard of the band from their other big hits, "Never My Love," "Along Comes Mary," and "Windy.") It was mentioned in the book I'm currently reading (Flesh and Blood by Michael Cunningham), and my mind whipped back to the days I was a young kid, listening to tunes from the 60's and 70's in my parents' Chevrolet. That was the age of The Carpenters, The 5th Dimension, and of course The Temptations.

I've already mentioned in this space that my all-time favorite oldies song is "Then He Kissed Me" by The Crystals. Although the opening scene from Adventures in Babysitting was a big factor in my love for that song, it was the record in my friend's vintage jukebox that solidified it in my memory for all time. So simple, so perfect.

Now it's your turn - tell me what old song you just have to have on your playlist!

4 comments:

DC Food Blog said...

Be My Baby by the Ronettes. For the same reason why you like And Then He Kissed Me. Such a contagious exuberance.

joyous said...

I downloaded two! Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me by Mel Carter and God Only Knows by The Beach Boys. Slow songs aren't the same anymore.

The Kara said...

Aw... I love this post. "Never My Love" was one of my parents' favorite songs - I, too, remember listening to the Association a lot growing up. JERSEY BOYS compelled me to download some Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons like "Can't Take My Eyes off of You" and "Dawn". I always have The Flamingos "I Only Have Eyes For You" - one of my favorite oldies. And "Bernadette"!

Wags said...

If I had to choose just one it would be Hello Stranger by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas. The 'shoo bob shoo bob my baby' gets me every time.