Motivational Music

Happy and Motivational Music #3

When your day is cool and groovy and filled with Good Vibrations, keep the momentum going and Let the Good Times Roll with these happy and bouncy blasts from the past!

And I’m also including some of those nerdy, Yummy Yummy “bubble gum” tunes of the 60’s that were so silly you couldn’t help but be humming or singing along with them!

Let the Good Times Roll – Shirley and Lee (’56)

Long Tall Sally – Little Richard (’56)

Chantilly Lace – Big Bopper (’58)

Action (From the TV Show, Where the Action is) – Freddy Cannon (’65)

It’s In His Kiss – Betty Everett (’64)

Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag – James Brown (’65)

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison (’67)

The “In” Crowd – Ramsey Lewis Trio (’65)

Wade in the Water – Ramsey Lewis (’66)

Some Kind of Wonderful – The Drifters (’61)

Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys (’66)

The Happening – The Supremes (’67)

Concrete and Clay – Eddie Rambeau (’65)

The Beat Goes On – Sonny and Cher (’67)

Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes – Jimmy Buffet (’77)

Rock Steady – Aretha Franklin (’71)

Candy Man – Sammy Davis Jr. (’72)

American Pie – Don McLean (’71)

Fly Like An Eagle – Steve Miller Band (’77)

Living In America – James Brown (’86)

Theme From America’s Greatest Hero – (Believe It or Not I’m Walking on Air) – Joey Scarbury (’81)

Born to Be Wild – Steppenwolf (’68)



Chewy Chewy, and Yummy Yummy were both in ’68 by Ohio Express.  And do you remember Quick Joey Small who ran over the wall with a ball and chain behind him?   And give yourself a platinum star if you remember the name of this, one hit wonder group – it was a mouthful!  (Kasenetz-Katz singing Orchestral Circus).

Another group, The 1910 Fruitgum Company, had 5 major hits on the Billboard Top 40 Hits in ’68 and ’69.  Their 3 biggest were:  Simon Says, Indian Giver and 1, 2, 3 Red Light.

Lastly, I want to mention The Fifth Estate (a one-hit wonder) with their ’67 hit, Ding Dong The Witch is Dead and The Royal Guardsmen who spun two hit tales of a dog battling the Red Baron – Snoopy vs. the Red Baron (’66) and The Return of the Red Baron (’67).  They had one final 3rd top 40 hit, Baby Let’s Wait (’69).

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