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For the purpose of our discussion. List any you like. ‘60s Lancers only. Please don’t write “Anything by Cream”, “All ZEPPELIN”, etc. Individual songs only, please. October 5, 2019


[I though a list like this might strike an interest. Just goes to show you how wrong you can be,]

Your FAVORITE songs, please. NOT necessarily the ones you consider BEST. OK?

My choices:


Top All-Time Favorites

1. “Donna”, Ritchie Valens

2. “Can’t Find My Way Home”, Traffic 

3. “Sally Go Round The Roses”, the Jaynetts

4. “No Woman, No Cry”, Bob Marley and the Wailers

5. “Feeling Alright”, Traffic

6. “Time”, The Pozzo Seco Singers

6A. “Go Rest High On That Mountain”, Vince Gill

7. “Be My Baby”, The Ronettes

8. “Bring It To Me”, Sam Cooke

9. “Shout”, Otis Redding

10. “John Barleycorn”, Traffic

11. “Little Red Corvette”, Prince

12. “Take a Message To Michael”, Dionne Warwick

12A. “Who Do You Love”, Quicksilver Messenger Service

13. “Always On My Mind”, Elvis Presley

14. “People Get Ready”, Curtis Mayfield

15. “No Face, No Name, No Number”, Traffic

16. “O Happy Day”, The Edwin Hopkins Singers

17. “Good Vibrations”. The Beach Boys

18. “He Stopped Loving Her Today”, George Jones

19. “Nothing Compares 2 U”, Sinead O’Connor

20. “Guantanamera”, apparently traditional

21. “Girl From Ipanema”, Arthur Fiedler and Stan Getz

22. “Mash  Potato Time”, Dee Dee Sharp

23. “Peppermint Twist”, Joey Dee and the Starliters

24. “The One Who Really Loves You”, Mary Wells

25. “To Love Somebody”, The Bee Gees

26. “BEechwood 4-5789”, Marvelettes

27. “Dancing in the Streets”, Martha and the Vandellas

28. “Heat Wave”, Martha and the Vandellas

29. “Yesterday”, Beatles

29A. “Ramblin’ Man”, Allman Brothers

30. “Maggie May”, Faces

31. “Sweet Lady Mary”, Faces

32. “Thrasher”, Neil Young

33. “American Woman”, The Guess Who

34. “Time Won’t Let Me”, The Zombies

35. “Magic Bus”, The Who

36. “The Weakness In Me”, Joan Armatrading

37. “In SubCity”, Tracy Chapman

38. “Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay”, Otis Redding

39. “Some Day We’ll Be Together”, The Supremes

40. “Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing”, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

41. “Queen Jane Approximately”, Bob Dylan

42. “What’s the Matter, Baby”, Timi Yuro

43. “Trenchtown Rock”, Bob Marley and the Raiders

44. “Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowland”, Bob Dylan

44A. “Castles Made of Sand”, Jimi Hendrix


Other favorites in alphabetical order


45. “Unchained Melody”, Righteous Brothers

46. “A Picture of You Without Me”, Lorrie Morgann

47. “You’re Out Of Time”, Rolling Stones

48. “Born To Be Wild”, Steppenwolf

49. “Born To Lose”, Ray Charles

50. “I Can’t Stop Loving You”, Ray Charles

51. “Both Sides Now”, Judy Collins

52. “Do You Believe In Magic”, Lovin’ Spoonful

53. “Do You Want To Dance”, Bobby Freeman


54. “Garden Party”, Rick Nelson

55. “Gimme Shelter,” Rolling Stones


57. “I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine”, Joan Baez

58. “I Fall To Pieces”, Patsy Cline


59. “I Fought the Law (and the Law Won)”, Bobby Fuller Trio

60. “It’s So Easy To Fall In Love”, Buddy Holly

61. “Pink Houses”, John Mellencamp

62. “Just Walk Away, Renee”, The Left Banke


63. “Let’s Stay Together”, Al Green

64. “My Girl”, The Temptations

65. “Not Even Done With the Night”, Johnny Cougar/Mellencamp

66. “Shouldn’t Have Took More Than You Gave”, Dave Mason


67. “Take It Easy”, Eagles

68.“Tears of a Clown”, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

69. “Lyin’ Eyes”

70. “Tequila”, The Champs


71. “Till There Was You”, Beatles

72. “When A Man Loves A Woman”, Percy Sledge

73. “Will The Circle Be Unbroken”, The Neville Brothers

74. “You Left me Just When I Needed You Most”

75. “Your Cheatin’ Heart”, Hank Williams

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Jeff Nix, ‘67 on October 5, 2019 at 4:57 PM said:

“Back Door Man”, Doors

“Bitch”, Rolling Stones

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Please don’t feel inhibited about naming some of your favorites, I didn’t name any to be cool. That’s a temptation: to try to look cool, 

Special Invitation to Randy Maluy, a ‘70s Lancer and Fullerton rocker, guitarist. He is the youngest brother of Monica Maluy, ’66, RIP. Randy knows his stuff. He jammed with Ginger Baker.

I don’t like it when people are bossy and tell you that you shouldn’t like this song, you should like that song, 

I notice some songs that were my favorite have faded a little for me. Heard them too many times. 

I wish Bill Dickinson, ’65 would answer. He likes Motown, R&B and soul music, too, as well as many other forms.