Carrie Anne – Hollies

Chart Position: 9

  • Written by Allan Clarke, Graham Nash and Tony Hicks
  • Vocals: Allan Clarke, Graham Nash and Tony Hicks
  • Produced by Ron Richards
  • Recorded in London U.K.
  • This is the first ever commercial recording to feature a steel drum
  • Graham Nash has said the song is about singer Marianne Faithful
  • Later recorded by Tommy Keene (1995) and Ali Campbell (2010)

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For Your Love – Peaches and Herb

Chart Position: 20

  • Vocals: Herb Fame and Francine Barker
  • Produced by Van McCoy

Joy – Mitch Ryder

Chart Position: NR

  • Written by Raymond Bloodworth and Mitch Ryder
  • Produced by Bob Crewe
  • Recorded in New York City NY

More Love – Smokey Robinson and Miracles

Chart Position: 23

  • Written and produced by Smokey Robinson
  • Lead vocals: Smokey Robinson
  • Backing vocals: Claudette Rogers, Bobby Rogers, Billy Griffin, Pete Moore
  • Guitar: Marv Tarplin
  • Recorded in Detroit MI
  • Later recorded by Foster Sylvers (1973), Kim Carnes (1980), Mica Paris (1990), Paul Young (1994), Barbara McNair (2003) and Teena Marie (2011)

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Mr. Pleasant – Kinks

Chart Position: NR

  • Lead vocals: Ray Davies
  • Written and produced by Ray Davies
  • Guitar: Ray and Dave Davies
  • Recorded in London U.K.

Don’t Go Out Into the Rain – Herman’s Hermits

Chart Position: 18

  • Written by Kenny Young
  • Lead vocals: Peter Noone
  • Guitar: Derek Leckenby, Keith Hopwood
  • Backing vocals: Keith Hopwood, Karl Green
  • Produced by Mickie Most
  • Recorded in London U.K.
  • Later recorded by Groovie Ghoulies (1988)

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Let’s Get Serious – Jermaine Jackson

Chart Position: 9

  • Written by Lee Garrett and Stevie Wonder
  • Keyboards: Stevie Wonder, Greg Phillinganes, Joe Sample
  • Guitar: Paul Jackson, Tim May
  • Produced by Stevie Wonder
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA

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Just for the Moment – Ray Kennedy

Chart Position: NR

  • Written by Ray Kennedy
  • Produced by David Foster
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • Ray Kennedy is from Philadelphia PA
  • This is Ray Kennedy’s only hit single
  • Ry Kennedy died in Feb 2014

 

Train in Vain – The Clash

Chart Position: 23

  • #298¬†on Rolling Stone magazines list of 500 greatest songs
  • Written by Mick Jones
  • Produced by Mick Jones and Guy Stevens
  • Lead vocals: Mick Jones
  • Guitar: Mick Jones
  • Keyboards: Joe Strummer, Mickey Gallagher
  • Recorded in London U.K.
  • The Clash are from London U.K.
  • Later recorded by Annie Lennox (1995), Dwight Yoakam (1997) and Third Eye Blind (1999)

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Let Me Be the Clock – Smokey Robinson

Chart Position: 31

  • Written and produced by Smokey Robinson
  • Recorded in Detroit MI

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