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One word says it all: The greatest ’60s pop songs with one-word titles

April 22, 2014

At SiriusXM, we spend a lot of time perusing playlists, scrolling through endless song titles and obsessing over our favorite artists.

Sometimes we even notice patterns — kinda like playing records backwards with the hope of unearthing hidden phrases. (Not that we’ve spent time doing that, or anything…)

What we’re trying to say is, we could spend all day sifting through songs and building playlists.

60s on 6 programmer Lou Simon in particular can’t resist a good playlist. For example, this week Lou took a look back at the biggest ’60s hits with one-word titles. Check out Lou’s picks below!

1. HONEY — BOBBY GOLDSBORO, 1968

“A sad little soap opera of a song about a girl, a dog and a tree.”

2. RUNAWAY — DEL SHANNON, 1961

“One of the most perfect pop singles of all time.”

3. SHERRY — FOUR SEASONS, 1962

“The song that put the Jersey Boys on the big map.”

4. GROOVIN’ — YOUNG RASCALS, 1967

“Cuban rhythms … cool lyrics … and a springtime anthem.”

5. DOMINIQUE — THE SINGING NUN, 1963

“The only Belgian clergy that hit the top of the pop charts…a record that, amazingly, still stands today!”

6. WINDY — THE ASSOCIATION, 1967

“Windy has stormy eyes that flash at the sound of lies. Poetry, that.”

7. CALCUTTA — LAWRENCE WELK, 1961

“Do we let an instrumental on the list? Why not!! Plus, it has a harpsichord in it!”

8. DIZZY — TOMMY ROE, 1969

“Bubble gum music lives!!”

9. TELSTAR — THE TORNADOES, 1962

“America had Phil Spector … England had this guy … Joe Meek. Wow!”

10. DOWNTOWN — PETULA CLARK, 1964

“British songwriter Tony Hatch wrote this one after visiting Times Square in NYC. I’m not gonna tell him that he was in “MID-town”. Just leave it alone…”