I was looking at the #myfavouritesongsever posts on Twitter at the weekend. but I had scrolled a long way down without recognising any of the songs or most of the artists.
No doubt this is because I am an old codger and most of those posting are about the same age as my grandchildren, but I thought that I would consult my i-Pod and see what the top ten most played are, and here is the list:
2001 – John Phillips (he of Mamas & Papas fame)
Mumblin’ Guitar – Bo Diddley
Lodi – John Fogerty
Time Is Tight – Booker T & the MGs
She Lets Her Hair Down – The Tokens
I Get a Kick Out of You – Gary Shearstone
Stay Awhile – Dusty Springfield
007 (Shanty Town) – Desmond Dekker & The Aces
Abdul & Cleopatra – Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers
Have You Ever Seen The Rain – Creedence Clearwater Revival
So there you go. No doubt there are a few there that no-one has heard of either!
I’m a little surprised myself; no Dylan (not ’til about number 13), no Stones (not in the top 25, although Out of Time, which is a Jagger/Richards song and they are on it doing backing vocals, is in about 23. Keef is also on 2001 playing guitar and, possibly, singing backing vocals). But there you go. The little white box keeps score so I’m not going to argue.