Here are some good songs discovered during the past few years.
How far back are we going? What is the year cutoff? Anyway, for the record Chris Montez
made good songs. The name probably doesn't ring a bell for you, but if you are a classic rock fan, particularly 1960s, you may know the song
Let's Dance, a toe tapper with thumping drums. But notice the relaxed voice. He has other songs
that are also good,
including Call Me, Time After Time, The More I See You.
I don't know how to classify this music, but it's not rock and roll. It's relaxed.
One encounters bits and pieces of music here and there, like commercials (Peleton, Moxie showerhead speaker) YouTube videos (laowhy) and wherever.
MC5 - Ramblin' Rose
Heavy music from the motor city.
What could possibly go wrong?
The Tidal Waves - Farmer John
I wasn't invited to that party.
The Surfaris - Hot Rod High
Surfer band The Surfaris are known for the great Wipeout song.
That whole song was actually winged at the last minute just after recording
the real song, Surfer Joe, which is nice in its own way.
The drummer was 17 years old, while the others were 15 years old. Jeez.
Just Brothers - Sliced Tomatoes
Bob Bradley - Vampire Strut
The theme song for Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast.
Not New, But Worth a Relisten:
Devo - Through Being Cool
Nice song and video combination. Some nostalgia there.
Eliminate the ninnies and the twits.
Gale Garnett - We'll Sing in the Sunshine
Chad Allan and The Reflections - Shy Guy
Winnipeg tune. This band is the ancestor of The Guess Who.
The Marketts - Out of Limits
Dick Dale - Miserlou
Yes, they are both in Pulp Fiction.
Nino Tempo and April Stevens - Deep Purple
Hugh Masekela - Grazing in the Grass
Needs more cowbell.
Marcie Blane - Bobby's Girl
I do not like the chorus, which is a shame because the rest of the song is great.
The Ronettes - Sleigh Ride
That Christmas song. You have heard it. But have you heard the whole song? Produced by Phil Spector.
New good music:
Diane Renay - Navy Blue
The Turtles - Outside Chance
The Hollies - Can't Let Go
Swiss in Canada
I'll never forget the early days of the pandemic. I had this going through my head for days.
Painfully brief. The video certainly helps.
Newen Afrobeat feat. Seun Kuti & Cheick Tidiane Seck - Opposite People (Fela Kuti)
A 13-minute experience from a Chilean group doing Nigerian music.
It's hard to dislike that group (although a pandemic puts a different spin on things)
The Newbeats - Run Baby Run
This is the same group that did Bread and Butter, which you should also check out.
Ides of March - You Wouldn't Listen
Chicago 60s rock
A couple of tunes from Superbad:
The Remains - Why Do I Cry
There are two versions out there
Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 - Roda
They are better known for Mas Que Nada.
Here are the lyrics to Roda (pronounced hoda) if that's your thing.
The Beagles - I'd Join the Foreign Legion
A little bit of bubblegum music, made for a kids show.
Walter Wanderley - Summer Samba (So Nice)
an old instrumental from Brazil.
Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra - Tea for Two
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra - Tea for Two
Day by Day
I had heard it a couple of times before, but the whole experience is new to me.
The Beach Boys - Hawaii
Boyce and Hart - Out and About
Utah Saints - Something Good
The 2008 version, not the original 1992. The song/video combination is nice. Some Welsh accents.
De-Phazz - The Mambo Craze
Just Shy of The Best:
Avenger VI - Heartbeat
1960s garage rock
Salt Water Taffy - Finders Keepers
The Five Blobs - The Blob
The Cryan' Shames - I wanna meet you
Chicago 60s rock
Carl Stevens Orchestra - Tea For Two
Best song ever made.