beach party

Michael Jackson, B.J. Thomas, The Angels, Beach Boys, Shangri-las, Drifters, the Tokens, Gary “U.S.” Bonds, Lovin’ Spoonful, Rascals, Otis Redding, Dion, Del Shannon, Alan Jackson, Brian Hyland, the Who,  Captain and Tennile and more!

I remember going to Coney Island beach as a kid, not for the sun or the sand but to hear thousands of portable radios all tuned to WABC. I wasn’t reading Billboard or Cashbox at the time, but I could tell how popular a song was by the thousands of voices that were singing along.

Here are my favorite summer oldies with the original clips in no particular order.

“Summer In The City” by The Lovin’ Spoonfull”                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4mD4nh21q0&feature=related

“Under The Boardwalk” by The Drifters
http://technorati.com/videos/youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DZabCT1CndQc

Here’s Janis Ian and “Society’s Child”                                         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW_rYLoIR08

Here’s Tony Powers and “Don’t Nobody Move This Is A Heist”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8GtVwBQWtc

Brian Hyland and “Sealed With A Kiss”                                   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIkUiD8N81k

B.J.Thomas and “Rock Roll Lullaby” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkvdAQl4OBA&feature=related

“Crystal Blue Persuasion” by Tommy James and the Shondells http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8inV7hZErM

“Farewell M Summer Love” by Michael Jackson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFoLya5qt1w

“Touch The One You love” by Michael Jackson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO-Wu4L-mVQ

Keith and “98.6″ from, “Where The Action Is”                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYmF_CA8Zh0

Rupert Holmes and “The Great Escape…The Pina Coolada Song” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hl0xLTXxOhM

The Angels “My Boyfriend’s Back” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Z8XZQE_DrQ

The Passions “Just To Be With You” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhuwHUD2OZM

Freddy Cannon “Palisades Park” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj4LfHGyIoE&feature=related

Dion and “Runaround Sue” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c49klxPex-k

Gary “US” Bonds “A Quarter to Three” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdrMIqqdcnw&feature=related

Del Shannon “Runaway” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TLLcvWeiKw&feature=related

“Turning Japanese” by The Vapors                                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qb5Ii0iIcXo&feature=related

“Summertime blues” by the Who                        http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1d5i5_the-who-summertime-blues-1975_music

Here’s Alan Jackson’s version of the Eddie Cochran classic http://www.veoh.com/videos/v12085749r7ypww5R?c=Alan-Jackson-Music-Videos

#1 HIT by Pat Boone, “Love Letters In The Sand”                   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjaneTY1CVM

Don McLean and “American Pie”                                             http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMlzfpwJZuc

Katerina and the Waves with, “Walkin’ On Sunshine”             http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eONhto0x_nI&feature=related

“Beach Baby” by First Class                                                                   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1m5ieCWCK8

Theme from Summer Place by Percy Faith                  http://www.noolmusic.com/videos/theme_from_a_summer_place_1960.php

“(Remember) Walking in the Rain” and the Shangri-las.                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy8_38U3xLU

“Love Will Keep Us Together”  Captain and Tennile              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-38oelOufDc

“In the Summertime” Mungo Jerry                                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbdyrRlYR2E

The Tokens and “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”                             http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwy5uqemp6c

A Tribute to Wayne Shorter’s, “Footprints” by EL Amin Nazir  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LxND-0ImLg&feature=email

“Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay” from Otis Redding                   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzrXc68gNjQ

Brian Hyland and “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” http://www.ilike.com/artist/Brian+Hyland/track/Itsy+Bitsy+Teenie+Weenie+Yellow+Polka+Dot+Bikini

“Short Shorts” by the Royal Teens
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcO-zKCiDlI

“The Boys Of Summer” by Don Henley                    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xvy7h_don-henleythe-boys-of-summer_music

“Groovin’ by The Rascals
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=32701567

“Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xxjqi_the-beach-boys-good-vibrations_music

The Motels and “Suddenly Last Summer”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9Ox-lGm-wA

“Summer Nights” from “Grease” John Travolta and Olivia Newton John http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1a455_summer-nights-grease_family

The Go-Gos and “Vacation”
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1zdce_the-gogos-vacation_music

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IF YOU CRAVE THE TOP SUMMER MUSIC VIDEOS FOR 2009! http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2009/05/07/the-top-summer-videos-of-2009/ Kelly, Beyonce, Daughtry, Jordin, Taylor, Lady GaGa, Kanye, Kings Of Leon, Green Day, Katy, ” I love all the music that sweeps across the beach like a tidal wave of sound!

THE TOP, THE BEST, AND THE GREATEST PATRIOTIC MUSIC VIDEOS!http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2008/06/06/the-top-the-best-and-the-greatest-patriotic-music-videos/ Includes Elvis, Lee Greenwood, Toby Keith, Jimi Hendrix, Whitney Houston, Fess Parker, James Brown, Johnny Horton, Springsteen, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Neil Diamond, The Marine Corp Band, and MUCH, MUCH MORE!

Copyright 2008 by Artie Wayne

Special thanks to Spectropopper Paul Payton for turning me onto the “Lollipop” Clip http://paulpayton.com/

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