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Favorite Oldie Song

for the ones who listen to oldies

mine has to be the festivals “you got the makings of a lover”

“Stand By Me”

Born to be Wild!

“Born To Be Wild” ???

Great song but I wouldnt consider it an oldie.

Anyway man so many to choose from. Anything by Sam Cook, Chuck Berry, etc…

To pick today off the top of my head I will say " Docks Of the Bay"

Earth, Wind, and Fire - Let’s Groove Tonight

Slade “Run Run Away”

“Moonlight Shadow” by Mike Oldfield

“Love Is A Battlefield” by Pat Benatar"(which is also the unofficial theme song of our gym…)

I think this choice might be aptly titled for T-Nation…“He’s a Rebel” by The Crystals.

Hey could you specify what you mean by oldie?
My local oldies station plays Billy Joel “It’s Still Rock n Roll To Me” and Jimmy Buffet songs as oldies.

Dumbasses.

Fav oldies…? Hmm… in no particular order:

“Runaway” - Del Shannon
“Night Moves” - Bob Seger
“American Pie” - Don Maclean

Peace out.

[quote]Phill wrote:
“Born To Be Wild” ???

Great song but I wouldnt consider it an oldie.

Anyway man so many to choose from. Anything by Sam Cook, Chuck Berry, etc…

To pick today off the top of my head I will say " Docks Of the Bay"

[/quote]

It came out in 1968. :slight_smile:

“1968”

That is my point I think we need to have some type of collective understanding/definition of oldies.

In my mind oldies are 50’s and prior. The tunes of Stephen Wolfe, Hendrix, Lynard Skynard, Seager, Led Zeppilin, yada yada, is a totally different animal then say Ottis Redding, Sam Cook, Elvis, Buddy Holle, Chuck Berry.

Guess It just depends on one own definiton Like anything else. Individual.

Its a great song none the less. Just not an Oldie IMO.

Phill

Here are a few of my fav’s oldie style.

“When a Man Loves a Woman”

“Mannish Boy”(Muddy Waters)

“Boom Boom” (J. L. Hooker)

“What’d I say” (Ray Charles)

“Night-time is the right time” (Ray Charles)

“Crossroads” (Cream)

“Folsom Prison Blues” (Johnny Cash)

“Hellhound on my Trail” (Robert Johnson)

“Blue Train” (Johnny Cash)

“Green River” (CCR)

“Have you ever seen the Rain” (CCR)

“Travelin Band” (CCR)

“Long as I can see the Light” (CCR)

“Fortunate Son” (CCR)

(Well darn near everything CCR did)

GAINER

“More than a Feeling”…Boston

“Carry on Wayward Son”…Kansas

“To be Real”…Cheryl Lynn

“The heart needs a second Chance”…38 Special

the “5150” album…Van Hagar

the “Running with the Devil” album…Van Halen

the “Screaming for Vengeance” album…Judas Priest

“Sweet Emotion”…Aerosmith

the “Back in Black” album… Van Halen

“Stairway to Heaven”…Led Zepplin

“Comfortably Numb”…Pink Floyd

…can you tell I’m a child of the '80’s??

C’mon, oldies people. I love classic rock myself, but I consider oldies to be late fifties early sixties.

Mine would be Smoke gets in your eyes, by the Platters.

Everything by Johnny Cash

Everything by Buddy Holly

Everything by Roger Miller

[quote]rainjack wrote:
Everything by Johnny Cash

Everything by Buddy Holly

Everything by Roger Miller[/quote]

You are soooooo cool!

JR Cash is God.
Or at least the voice of God.
(might be the only worthwile thing to come from Vince Gill’s mouth other than his version of “Go Rest High On That Mountain”)

[quote]Joe Weider wrote:
You are soooooo cool!

JR Cash is God.
Or at least the voice of God.
(might be the only worthwile thing to come from Vince Gill’s mouth other than his version of “Go Rest High On That Mountain”)[/quote]

I don’t know from cool. That’s the albums my dad when I was a kid. He has everything Cash ever recorded. He was classmates with Buddy Holly - so he has everything Holly ever recorded. And He was a big Roger Miller fan as well.

Yeah I know what you mean Rainjack…

My pops had everything, bootlegged or otherwise from Johnny Cash and CCR on the good ol’ reel to reel…

And lets not forget Charlie Pride baby…

GAINER

Willie Nelson “The Redheaded Stranger”