Way Back 2021

Creedence, Eddy Arnold, the Troggs and Shirelles Are Enjoying Homescreen Airtime

Several cool oldies have popped up on current TV commercials including Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Down on the Corner" in a spot for H&M stores' autumn-winter attire. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 arrives to the tune of Eddy Arnold's 1961 remake of The Ink Spots' timeless 1941 hit "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire," while "Wild Thing" by The Troggs continues a popular run on various small screen ads, the latest... MORE ››

Top 100 Lists

Johnny Horton

Johnny Horton places three musical history lessons on the Top 100 Columbia-Epic Hits 1950-1969! Check out these and the other 97 famous recordings... MORE ››

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The Buckinghams

Chicago, Illinois, for decades the stomping ground of jazz acts, blues wailers and later the smooth, soulful ladies and gents of the '60s, was finally rocking with a vengeance as local bands offered an alternative to the many British groups overshadowing them on their home turf. The New Colony Six, Shadows of Knight, Ides of March, Cryan' Shames and American Breed were among the mostly-teenage guitar-based rockers that emerged around 1965. One such group gained a bit of an edge over the others after landing a regular spot on The All Time Hits, a variety series on Chicago's channel 9, WGN-TV. Hosted by former big band singer Bob Carroll, the show also featured '50s hitmaker Billy Williams and was similar in approach to ... MORE ››

Vinyl Attack Bobby (Boris) Pickett

Monster Mash
Bobby (Boris) Pickett

It's a song that can safely be referred to as one of the biggest hits of all time. When three-year-olds born 40 years after the record was first released can recite every word, you know it's an all-time monster. Literally. Not just a number one hit, but the biggest hit of an entire genre: "Monster Mash" by Bobby (Boris) Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers ... MORE ››