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”              

“Under The Boardwalk” by The Drifters

Here’s Janis Ian and “Society’s Child”                               

Here’s Tony Powers and “Don’t Nobody Move This Is A Heist”

Brian Hyland and “Sealed With A Kiss”                         

B.J.Thomas and “Rock Roll Lullaby”

“Crystal Blue Persuasion” by Tommy James and the Shondells

“Farewell M Summer Love” by Michael Jackson

“Touch The One You love” by Michael Jackson

Keith and “98.6″ from, “Where The Action Is”                

Rupert Holmes and “The Great Escape…The Pina Coolada Song”

The Angels “My Boyfriend’s Back”

The Passions “Just To Be With You”

Freddy Cannon “Palisades Park”

Dion and “Runaround Sue”

Gary “US” Bonds “A Quarter to Three”

Del Shannon “Runaway”

“Turning Japanese” by The Vapors                                

“Summertime blues” by the Who              

Here’s Alan Jackson’s version of the Eddie Cochran classic

#1 HIT by Pat Boone, “Love Letters In The Sand”         

Don McLean and “American Pie”                                   

Katerina and the Waves with, “Walkin’ On Sunshine”   

“Beach Baby” by First Class                                                         

Theme from Summer Place by Percy Faith        

“(Remember) Walking in the Rain” and the Shangri-las.        

“Love Will Keep Us Together”  Captain and Tennile    

“In the Summertime” Mungo Jerry                                    

The Tokens and “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”                   

A Tribute to Wayne Shorter’s, “Footprints” by EL Amin Nazir

“Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay” from Otis Redding         

Brian Hyland and “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini”

“Short Shorts” by the Royal Teens

“The Boys Of Summer” by Don Henley          

“Groovin’ by The Rascals

“Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys

The Motels and “Suddenly Last Summer”

“Summer Nights” from “Grease” John Travolta and Olivia Newton John

The Go-Gos and “Vacation”


IF YOU CRAVE THE TOP SUMMER MUSIC VIDEOS FOR 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! 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