45 RPM Gems

These are short reviews of great singles that stand permanently as instant memories of various times in my life. Many of the first batch (up to Pickettywitch) are from the period when I was 8-11. It is this time that I really discovered music, so apologies for constantly repeating that I was "nine years old when I first heard this" etc. It was simply such an influential time.

I will add to them periodically. Click on an image to read the review.
Tremeloes - Suddenly You Love Me
    Procol Harum - Whiter Shade Of Pale
Love Affair - Everlasting Love
Arthur Brown - Fire
Rolling Stones - Jumpin' Jack Flash
    The Beatles - Hey Jude
Joe Cocker - With A Little Help ... 
OC Smith - Hickory Holler's Tramp
The Equals - Viva Bobby Joe
The Archies - Sugar Sugar
P. Sarstedt - Where Do You Go To 
Pickettywitch - Same Old Feeling
Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime
  George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
T. Rex - Hot Love
Middle Of The Road - Chirpy etc 
Chicory Tip - Son Of My Father
Don McLean - American Pie
Alice Cooper - Elected
Golden Earring - Radar Love
The First Class - Beach Baby
Glitter Band - Let's Get Together Again
Kevin Johnson - Rock 'n' Roll etc
Family - Burlesque


  1. I can't wait to read these. I love singles and they interest me just as much as albums. Not so much nowadays but like from the 60s through the 90s. I have made singles lists for every year going back to 1960. And I see that you have my number one single of all time A Whiter Shade of Pale. At first it just topped my list of greatest singles of the 60s, but now it's moved up to my greatest single of all time. You got a whole bunch more that I love too. along with a lot that I never heard of.

  2. See? I wasn't lying.


  3. They are singles that have become embedded in my memories, and they are not necessarily credible. In fact, some are incredibly cheesy! I hope you enjoy reading about them.

  4. Some great choices in your list - Hang On Sloopy, Spirit In The Sky, Good Lovin', All Right Now, Polk Salad Annie, On The Road Again....

  5. I got to cut it down though to an even 1,000. I let a friend of mine add some songs to it and now it's about 1,070. Or else maybe try to reach 1500.

  6. That's why I don't attempt such lists! Also, I find it very difficult to rate one above another. Lots of songs have their good points and one day I will prefer one above another one, then vice versa.

  7. Yeah I know. I actually agree with that. But I'm like a compulsive list maker. I have been since I was a real little kid. I can't help myself. LMAO

  8. Our friend Aphoristical's site is excellent for lists, as you know. The closest I get to lists are my playlists which can be accessed from the top of the page options. You might find those interesting.

    I hope my 45 RPMs aren't too personal at the expense of the music, by the way. I have written about them slightly differently to how I write for albums.

  9. Yeah. I've put lists all over his site, even on posts that weren't even about lists. I just put them anywhere I could. ha ha.
    I'm gonna check out your playlists.