Monday, December 31, 2012


Good Vibrations

When A Man Loves A Woman

Reach Out, I'll Be There

Gimme Some Lovin'

Ain't Too Proud To Beg

Eight Miles High

For What It's Worth

Paint It Black

You Keep Me Hangin' On

Wild Thing

I'm A Believer
1Good VibrationsBeach Boys
2When A Man Loves A WomanPercy Sledge
3Reach Out, I'll Be ThereFour Tops
4Gimme Some Lovin'Spencer Davis Group
5Ain't Too Proud To BegTemptations
6Eight Miles HighByrds
7For What It's WorthBuffalo Springfield
8Paint It BlackRolling Stones
9You Keep Me Hangin' OnSupremes
10Wild ThingTroggs
11Psychotic ReactionCount Five
12I'm A BelieverMonkees
13God Only KnowsBeach Boys
1496 Tears? & the Mysterians
15Hold On, I'm A'Comin'Sam & Dave
16KicksPaul Revere & the Raiders
17Good Lovin'Young Rascals
18River Deep, Mountain HighIke & Tina Turner
19Mustang SallyWilson Pickett
20You Can't Hurry LoveSupremes
21Devil With A Blue Dress On (medley)Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels
22Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)Swingin' Medallions
23Wouldn't It Be NiceBeach Boys
24Knock On WoodEddie Floyd
25Summer In The CityLovin' Spoonful
26Eleanor RigbyBeatles
27Sunshine SupermanDonovan
28Try A Little TendernessOtis Redding
29(You're My) Soul And InspirationRighteous Brothers
30Sunny AfternoonKinks
31Along Comes MaryAssociation
32Under My ThumbRolling Stones
33I Am A RockSimon & Garfunkel
34Just Like A WomanBob Dylan
35Here, There And EverywhereBeatles
36Got To Get You Into My LifeBeatles
37Friday On My MindEasybeats
38Shapes Of ThingsYardbirds
39Pushin' Too HardSeeds
40You're Gonna Miss Me13th Floor Elevators
41Black Is BlackLos Bravos
42Tell It Like It IsAaron Neville
43Homeward BoundSimon & Garfunkel
44What Becomes Of The BrokenheartedJimmy Ruffin
45(We Ain't Got) Nothin' YetBlues Magoos
46Bus StopHollies
47This Old Heart Of MineIsley Brothers
48Beauty Is Only Skin DeepTemptations
49Solitary ManNeil Diamond
50Monday, MondayMamas & Papas
51Walk Away ReneeLeft Banke
52Paperback WriterBeatles
53Land Of 1,000 DancesWilson Pickett
54GloriaShadows Of Knight
55I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)Electric Prunes
5619th Nervous BreakdownRolling Stones
57DaydreamLovin' Spoonful
58SummertimeBilly Stewart
59Secret Agent ManJohnny Rivers
60SubstituteThe Who
61Mellow YellowDonovan
62HungryPaul Revere & the Raiders
63Hey JoeJimi Hendrix / Leaves
65Tomorrow Never KnowsBeatles
66634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)Wilson Pickett
67Talk TalkMusic Machine
68But It's AlrightJ.J. Jackson
69Sloop John BBeach Boys
70A Hazy Shade Of WinterSimon & Garfunkel
71Society's ChildJanis Ian
72Working In A Coal MineLee Dorsey
73Opus 17 (Don't You Worry 'Bout Me)Four Seasons
74Last Train To ClarksvilleMonkees
75Rainy Day Women # 12 and 35Bob Dylan
76Working My Way Back To YouFour Seasons
77You Don't Have To Say You Love MeDusty Springfield
78(I Know) I'm Losing YouTemptations
79Wang Dang DoodleKoko Taylor
80Standing In The Shadows Of LoveFour Tops
81I Saw Her AgainMamas & Papas
82(I'm Not Your) Steppin' StoneMonkees
83Over Under Sideways DownYardbirds
84Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby...Rolling Stones
85Kind Of A DragBuckinghams
86I'm Your PuppetJames & Bobby Purify
87It's A Man's Man's Man's WorldJames Brown
88The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)Walker Brothers
89Little GirlSyndicate Of Sound
90Cherry CherryNeil Diamond
92Go Where You Wanna Go5th Dimension/Mamas & Papas
93Happy JackThe Who
94Get ReadyTemptations
95Good Day SunshineBeatles
96Red Rubber BallCyrkle
97Good ThingPaul Revere & the Raiders
98Mother's Little HelperRolling Stones
99Don't Bring Me DownAnimals
100Visions Of JohannaBob Dylan
20 more worth mentioning.
101Out Of TimeRolling Stones / Chris Farlowe
102Whispers (Getting Louder)Jackie Wilson
103The Beat Goes OnSonny & Cher
104Time Won't Let MeOutsiders
105Poor Side Of TownJohnny Rivers
106I Want YouBob Dylan
107My Little Red BookLove
108Cool JerkCapitols
109Pretty FlamingoManfred Mann
110I'm A ManSpencer Davis Group
111Sweet Talkin' GuyChiffons
112Love Is Like An Itching In My HeartSupremes
113Yellow SubmarineBeatles
114I Feel FreeCream
115A Place In The SunStevie Wonder
116That's LifeFrank Sinatra
117B-A-B-YCarla Thomas
118Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)Cher
119Barefootin'Robert Parker
120Bring It UpJames Brown


 Top Of The Charts -1922
Buy It!December 31, 1921 -
February 10, 1922
Wabash Blues - Isham Jones
Buy It!February 11, 1922-
March 24, 1922
April Showers - Al Jolson
Buy It!March 25, 1922 -
May 5, 1922
My Man - Fanny Brice
Buy It!May 6, 1922 -
June 9, 1922
Angel Child - Al Jolson
Buy It!June 10, 1922 -
July 7, 1922
On The Alamo - Isham Jones
Buy It!July 8, 1922 -
July 21, 1922
Do It Again - Paul Whiteman
Buy It!July 22, 1922 -
September 1, 1922
Stumbling - Paul Whiteman
Buy It!September 2, 1922 -
September 15, 1922
Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Sheen - Ernest Hare & Billy Jones
Buy It!September 16, 1922 -
October 27, 1922
Hot Lips - Paul Whiteman
Buy It!October 28, 1922 -
December 8, 1922
Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Sheen - Gallagher & Sheen
Buy It!December 9, 1922 -
December 15, 1922
My Buddy - Henry Burr
Buy It!December 16, 1922 -
January 5, 1923
Three O'Clock In The Morning - Paul Whiteman
Carl Fenton
I'll Build A Stairway To Paradise
Written by George and Ira Gershwin and premiered in the musical The George White Scandals. Described by a critic in 1922 as"The most perfect piece of jazz ever written." The song was also used in the 1951 MGM musical "An American in Paris."
Club Royal led by saxophonist Clyde Doerr
The Sheik (Also known as the Sheik of Araby.)
This piece of Music was inspired by the 1921 film The Sheik starring Rudolph Valentino.
Clyde Doerr was a friend of Paul Whiteman. Whiteman secured a contract for Doerr to record for Victor Records. The first recording that Doerr made was The Sheik, and it was so successful that Whiteman severed all contact with Doerr out of resentment.
Fanny Brice
Second Hand Rose
This song was featured as the piece Brice used to audition for Florenz Ziegfeld in the Film Funny Girl. The piece would appear again on the charts at number 32 in 1965 on the Barbra Streisand album, My name is Barbra. The album would go to number two and would go platinum.
Fats Waller
Waller was the son of a lay preacher. His father wanted him to pursue a religious vocation, but his talent for music took him in another direction.
His professional career began at the age of 15, when he became the organist at the Lincoln Theater on 135th St. There is some evidence to suggest that Waller studies as pianist under Leopold Gadowski and composition with Carl Bohm at the Julliard School. Waller was best known for his popular songs, but while in Britain on his 1939 European tour he recorded his London Suite. This suite shows his aspirations to become a serious composer.
Fats Waller died too soon, in 1943, of too much alcohol and hard living. His legacy is the music he left behind.
T'Aint Nobody's Business If I Do
Written and Performed by Fats Waller.
The 1970's musical Ain't Misbehavin, was named after a Fats Waller song. Ain't Nobody's Business If I do was performed by Nell Carter in the show. Carter would later star in the 1980s situation comedy Gimme a Break.
Henry Burr
My Buddy
Music by Walter Donaldson and Lyrics by Gus Kahn, the song was published in 1922. The cover for the sheet music featured a picture of Al Jolson. The song has been recorded by many artists including, Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Barbara Streisand and Barry White.
Lambert Murphy
I Dream Of Jeannie With The Light Brown Hair
The song was written by composer Stephen Foster. Foster composed this piece during a time that he was separated from his wife, whose name was Jenny, for an extended period of time. It is considered today as one of Foster's finest compositions. However when the song was introduced in 1854 it received little attention.
Marion Harris
I'm Just Wild About Harry
Written by Eubie Blake, (music) and Noble Sissle, (lyrics) ,for the all black musical Shuffle Along. This was the first all black musical that was also completely written and composed by blacks. The song was also used in Harry Truman's 1948 campaign song.
Paul Whiteman
Whiteman started his career in Denver playing the Viola in The Denver Symphony Orchestra in 1907. By 1914 he had moved to San Francisco. During World War I he led a 40 piece Navy band, playing marches by day and show tunes at night.
In 1918, Whiteman organized a dance band in San Francisco. Not long after he moved to New Jersey and finally settled in New York in 1920. He soon became the best known American band leader especially with his recordings of Whispering and Japanese Sandman.
For his first extended concert tour in the United States he commissioned George Gershwin to write Rhapsody in Blue.
During 1928 to 1952 Paul Whiteman's Orchestra was featured on many network radio shows. They also took part in several films starting in 1930 with King of Jazz. The orchestra provided music for six Broadway shows and produced more than 600 phonograph records. Later Whiteman would work as music director for ABC. He died in 1967.
Whiteman's musical memorabilia including his large library of more than 3000 arrangements was bequeathed to Williams College in Williamstown MA. The memorabilia and sheet music now form The Whiteman Collection.
Three O'Clock In The Morning
Recorded by Whiteman is 1922 it lasted 8 weeks at #1 on the charts, and became Whiteman's early signature song. The song was also referenced in F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.
 Top Artists and Songs of 1922
Buy It!Al Jolson
April Showers, Angel Child
Give Me My Mammy
Coo Coo
Buy It!Carl Fenton - Carl was really Walter Gustave "Gus" Haenschen. Fenton came from Fenton, Missouri. Gus legally became Carl in 1932.
I'll Build A Stairway To Paradise
Buy It!Club Royal Orchestra
The Sheik
Buy It!Ernest Hare and Billy Jones
In The Little Red Schoolhouse
Buy It!Ernest Hastings
My Word You Do Look Queer
Buy It!Ethel Waters - Starred in Cabin in the Sky, a 1940 Broadway musical, and in the 1943 film version, featuring an all black cast.
There'll Be Some Changes Made
Buy It!Fanny Brice - Brice was featured in The Ziegfeld Follies both on stage and on the screen.
Second Hand Rose
My Man
Buy It!Fats Waller
Tai'nt Nodody's Biz-Ness If I Do (also heard in Woody Allen's 1973 film, Sleeper)
Buy It!Frank Crumit
Buy It!Gallagher & Sheen
Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean
Buy It!Henry Burr (January 15, 1882 - April 6, 1941, real name Harry Haley McClaskey)
My Buddy
Buy It!Isham Jones
On The Alamo
Ivy Cling To Me
Buy It!Joseph Smith and his Orchestra
Three O'Clock in the Morning
Buy It!Lambert Murphy
I Dream Of Jeannie With The Light Brown Hair
Buy It!Mamie Smith
Lonesome Mama Blues
Buy It!Marion Harris
I'm Just Wild About Harry
Aggrivatin' Papa
Some Sunny Day
Rose of the Rio Grande
Blue (And Broken Hearted)
Buy It!Nora Bayes
All Over Nothing At All
Good Morning
Buy It!Paul Whiteman
Three O'Clock In The Morning - Signature Song (one of several)
Do It Again
Hot Lips
I'll Build A Stairway To Paradise
Crinoline Days, Journey's End
Some Sunny Day
Coal Black Mammy
Oriental (Fox Trot)
Buy It!Peerless Quartet - Although record keeping was pretty spotty at that time, the Peerless Quartet had an estimated 108 "charting" singles, between 1904�1928, the 9th-most of the pre-rock, period, according to Billboard's Joel Whitburn.
Way Down In New Orleans
Buy It!Ray Miller and his Orchestra
Sheik of Araby
Buy It!Trixie Smith
My Man Rocks Me (With a Steady Roll) -may be the first song reference with the phrase "rock and roll"
Give Me That Slow Drag


   1775: κατά τη διάρκεια της Αμερικανικής Επανάστασης, πατριώτες χτυπούν το Κεμπέκ. 

   1808: ο Γάλλος χημικός Louis Gay-Lussac διατυπώνει το δόγμα για τα αέρια, που φέρει το όνομά του. 

   1869: γεννιέται ο ζωγράφος Ανρί Ματίς. 

   1877: "πεθαίνει ο πολιτικός Δημήτριος Βούλγαρης, ο επιλεγόμενος ""Τζουμπές"", ο κυριότερος εκπρόσωπος της φαυλότητας στην πολιτική ιστορία της Ελλάδας." 

   1879: ο Τόμας Έντισον παρουσιάζει σε δρόμο του Νιού Τσέρσι, τον πρώτο λαμπτήρα πυρακτώσεως. 

   1890: η νήσος Έλις, μεταξύ Νέας Υόρκης και Νιού Τζέρσι, ανοίγει για όσους μεταναστεύουν στις ΗΠΑ. 

   1904: γεννιέται στην Οδυσσό της Ρωσίας ο μετέπειτα Αμερικανός βιολονίστας Nathan Milstein. 

   1911: οι βενιζελικοί Χανίων και Σφακίων προσχωρούν στο επαναστατικό κίνημα για την απελευθέρωση της Κρήτης. 

   1931: γεννιέται ο ηθοποιός Κώστας Βουτσάς. 

   1931: η ελληνική κυβέρνηση καταφεύγει στο δανεισμό, λόγω της διεθνούς οικονομικής κρίσης. 

   1942: εκτελούνται στα Τρίκαλα, ύστερα από απόφαση του ιταλικού στρατοδικείου, έξι Έλληνες πατριώτες. 

   1943: γεννιέται ο ηθοποιός Μπέν Κίγκσλει. 

   1946: το τέλος του Β΄ Παγκοσμίου Πολέμου ανακοινώνεται επίσημα, από τον Πρόεδρο των ΗΠΑ, Χάρι Τρούμαν. 

   1951: πεθαίνει, σε ηλικία 75 ετών, ο πρώην υπουργός Εξωτερικών της ΕΣΣΔ, Μαξίμ Λιτβίνοφ, ο οποίος κατά τη διάρκεια των δυο παγκόσμιων πολέμων έπαιξε σημαντικότατο ρόλο στις διαπραγματεύσεις Ανατολής-Δύσης. 

   1954: "τελειώνει το ραδιοφωνικό σίριαλ ""Η σκιά"" (The Shadow), στο οποίο έπαιξε και ο Όρσον Ουέλς τα έτη 1937- 1938." 

   1958: "ο Κουβανός δικτάτορας Μπατίστα εγκαταλείπει την Αβάνα. Οι ""μπαρμπούδος"" του Φιντέλ Κάστρο βρίσκονται προ των πυλών." 

   1959: γεννιέται ο γνωστός Αμερικανός ηθοποιός, Βαλ Κίλμερ. 

   1961: δεξιό στρατιωτικό πραξικόπημα, ξεσπά στο Λίβανο. 

   1961: δίνουν την πρώτη συναυλία τους οι Beach Boys. 

   1968: οι Σοβιετικοί δοκιμάζουν το υπερηχητικό επιβατηγό αεροπλάνο, TU-144. 

   1969: κάνει το ντεμπούτο του το συγκρότημα του Τζίμι Χέντριξ. 

   1969: το Κογκό-Μπραζαβίλ ανακηρύσσεται δημοκρατία. 

   1975: αρχίζει στο Πενταμελές Εφετείο Αθηνών η δίκη των υπευθύνων για τα αιματηρά γεγονότα του Πολυτεχνείου, το Νοέμβριο του 1973. 

   1979: ο πρωθυπουργός Κωνσταντίνος Καραμανλής ανακοινώνει την παρέμβασή του για την αντιμετώπιση της κατάστασης στα ΑΕΙ. 

   1980: ο Πρόεδρος της Σενεγάλης, Σενγκόρ, παραιτείται μετά από 20 χρόνια στην προεδρία. 

   1987: αφαιρείται ένα δευτερόλεπτο από το έτος 1987 για να εξομαλυνθεί μια από τις εγγενείς ανωμαλίες του γρηγοριανού ημερολογίου. 

   1989: ξεκινά τις εκπομπές του ο ιδιωτικός τηλεοπτικός σταθμός Antenna. 

   1990: το Associated Press χαρακτηρίζει ως τη μεγαλύτερη μαζική έξοδο από την κομμουνιστική Αλβανία, τη φυγή των 600 περίπου Αλβανών και Βορειοηπειρωτών τις τελευταίες δύο ημέρες. 

   1991: η Βόρεια και η Νότια Κορέα συμφωνούν για την εξάλειψη των πυρηνικών όπλων στη χερσόνησο. 

   1992: ο Τούρκος υπουργός Εξωτερικών, Χικμέτ Τσετίν, δηλώνει ότι, η διεθνής κοινότητα πρέπει να χρησιμοποιήσει βία κατά των Σέρβων της Βοσνίας. 

   1992: στη Βουλγαρία, εγκρίνεται η νέα κυβέρνηση υπό τον Λούμπεν Μπέροφ, τερματίζοντας τη δίμηνη πολιτική αναταραχή. 

   1992: τις τελευταίες ώρες της ως ενιαίο κράτος περνά η Τσεχοσλοβακία. Από την 1 Ιανουαρίου 1993, η Ευρώπη θα αποκτούσε δυο νέα κράτη: την Τσεχία και τη Σλοβακία. 

   1993: "ο Γάλλος Πρόεδρος, Εντουάρ Μπαλαντίρ, ανακηρύσσεται άνδρας της χρονιάς από τους ""Φαϊνάνσιαλ Τάιμς""." 

   1993: ο τυφώνας Νελ σαρώνει τις κεντρικές Φιλιππίνες, σκοτώνοντας 126 ανθρώπους. 

   1994: στη Βοσνία, υπογράφεται τετράμηνη συμφωνία εκεχειρίας, ενώ συμπληρώνονται χίλιες μέρες πολιορκίας του Σαράγεβο. 

   1995: "πεθαίνει ο Χάινερ Μίλερ, θεατρικός συγγραφέας και διευθυντής του ""Μπερλίνερ Ανσάμπλ"", του μυθικού θεάτρου του Μπέρνολν Μπρεχτ."

   1996: στη Ρουμανία, 46 είναι οι νεκροί, στην πλειοψηφία τους άστεγοι, από το δριμύ ψύχος, που πλήττει το Βουκουρέστι. 

   1997: η Microsoft αγοράζει την υπηρεσία ηλεκτρονικού ταχυδρομείου Hotmail. 

   1997: στην Αλγερία, πρώτη νύκτα του Ραμαζανιού και 78 άνθρωποι απαγχονίζονται σε διάφορα χωριά, πιθανόν από φανατικούς ισλαμιστές. 

   1999: σβήνει το παγκόσμιο ρεκόρ στο έπαθλο με 7.291 βαθμούς της Τζάκι Τζόινερ Κέρσι από τις 24/9/88 λόγω αλλαγής στο βάρος του ακοντίου.

   1999: σκοτώνεται σε ηλικία 38 ετών σε τροχαίο στην Εθνική Οδό Κορίνθου - Επιδαύρου ο δημοσιογράφος της Ελευθεροτυπίας και του SuperSport, Κώστας Τσόγκας. 

   1999: τελευταία ημέρα, που χρησιμοποιείται η άσπρη μπάλα στην Α1 Κατηγορία Ανδρών στο βόλεϊ. Από την καινούργια χρονιά, η μπάλα θα έχει κίτρινες και μπλε ρίγες.