This is from 1979 but it sounds like a 60s number to me. It was written by Alan Tarney and provided Cliff with his tenth No 1 in the UK. … Continue readingCliff Richard: We Don’t Talk Anymore
This was written Garry Bonner and Alan Gordon, and was offered to a dozen groups before the Turtles picked it up. It is notable for having one of the worst lines … Continue readingThe Turtles: Happy Together
This is a track from the December 1967 album Wild Honey. It is credited to Brian Wilson and Mike Love.
This was written in 1928 with music by Ray Henderson and lyrics by Buddy G DeSylva and Lew Brown. It’s been recorded many times and here is one of the … Continue readingP J Proby: Together
This was written by Brian Wilson with additional lyrics by Mike Love. It was first released on the group’s 1965 album The Beach Boys Today! (with the name spelled Ronda). It was … Continue readingThe Beach Boys: Help Me Rhonda
Written by Lennon and McCartney, this was recorded on June 26, 1963 and released on July 26. It was the group’s first No 1 hit. The following year it was … Continue readingBilly J Kramer and the Dakotas: Bad To Me
This was written by country musician Ronnie Self. It was recorded on August 13 1959 and released on September 28. It reached No 4 in America and was Lee’s first … Continue readingBrenda Lee: Sweet Nothin’s
Two contenders for best version. It was written by Fred Jay and Art Harris and first released by Chuck Willis in 1958, reaching No 9 in America. Conway Twitty destroyed … Continue readingWhat Am I Living For?
Stevens wrote this and recorded it for his 1970 album, Tea for the Tillerman. Released as a single it reached No 11 in the US. It did not figure in the … Continue readingCat Stevens: Wild World
This was written by Luther Dixon and Florence Greenberg and released by the Shirelles in March 1962. It topped the US charts and reached No 23 in Britain. Quite honestly … Continue readingThe Shirelles: Soldier Boy