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Rock: Can You Dig It, Baby: Present meets the Past

Yep…another garbage collection of tunes that don’t really fit into our other categories…

we try our best not to duplicate songs but as our lists grow there’s more of a chance of duplication…so even though we try our best to avoid it, some of these songs may also be found on other lists…

and, as always, these are songs we have Blipped in the past…and all links go to the Blip…however, as always, Blip may not always have them available.

Generally speaking we don’t Blip a lot of ‘ new ‘ songs…we tend more toward older songs and classic oldies…and more specifically one-hit wonders and rare songs…

why?

Because the ‘ new ‘ popular stuff gets played all the time…whereas the stuff we play sometimes doesn’t even get played at all.

And it’s cool giving the new generation a taste of our music, the stuff we grew up on…and sparking a few memories for our generation in the process.

This will be our final music collection…we’ve created 20 lists ( including this one ) with hundreds of songs…most of which are one-hit wonders and classic rock oldies…

17 of these lists are complete…as of right now…at the time of this post.

We hope you’ve enjoyed listening to these songs as much as we have playing them and creating these lists.

Rock: Can You Dig It, Baby: Present meets the Past

Smash Mouth – Then the morning comes

Savage Garden – Crash and burn

3 Doors Down – Kryptonite

Mark Anthony – You sang to Me

The Korgis – Everybody’s got to learn sometime

Blondie – The Tide Is High

Westlife – Swear it again

Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars

Hoobastank – The Reason

Samantha Mumba – Gotta Tell You

Mikaila – So in love with two

Crazy Town – Butterfly

Jessica Andrews – Who I Am

The Corrs – Breathless

Led Zeppelin – Immigrant Song

Soundgarden – Flower

Alice in Chains – Would

U2 – Pride In The Name Of Love

The Bangles – Walk Like An Egyptian

Tom Petty – Refugee

Van Halen – Runnin’ With The Devil

Blondie – One Way or Another

J. Geils Band – Centerfold

Whitney Houston – I wanna dance with somebody

Sweathog – Hallelujah

Sneaker – More Than Just The Two Of Us

Kiss – Rock n’ Roll All Night

Alice Cooper – No more Mr. Nice Guy

Billy Idol – Rebel Yell

Robert Palmer – Simply Irresistible

Jimi Hendrix – Foxy Lady

The Doors – Love Me Two Times

38 special – Rock & Roll Strategy

Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels – Devil With The Blue Dress On/Good Golly Miss Molly

Meredith Brooks – Bitch

Cher – If I Could Turn Back Time

Jackson Browne- Running on Empty

Kansas – Dust In the Wind

The Hollies – Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress

Roxy Music – Love Is The Drug

Eric Clapton – Cocaine

Golden Earring – Radar Love

Bullet – White Lies, Blue Eyes

Counting Crows – On A Tuesday In Amsterdam Long Ago

Five For Fighting – 100 Years

Celine Dion – That’s The Way It Is

Rush – New World Man

The Righteous Brothers – Rock ‘n Roll Heaven

Roger Daltrey – Without Your Love

Three Dog Night – Mama Told Me (Not To Come)

Paul Simon – Kodachrome

George Thorogood – Love Doctor

Carl Carlton – Everlasting Love

Shania Twain – Don’t Be Stupid

Stone Temple Pilots – Plush

Incubus – Drive

Eddie And The Cruisers – On The Dark Side

Sniffin’ the Tears – Driver’s Seat

Led Zeppelin – D’yer Maker

Puddle of Mudd – She Hates Me

Paul Simon – Call me Al

The Click Five – I Quit I Quit I Quit

Crash Test Dummies – Superman’s Song

Max Frost & The Troopers – Shape Of Things To Come

Lily Allen – Fuck You

First Base – Follow Me

Steelers Wheel – Stuck In The Middle With You

John Lennon – Stand By Me

Gerry Rafferty – Baker Street

Jesus Christ Superstar – Hosanna

Jesus Christ Superstar – Damned For All Time

Jesus Christ Superstar – King Herods Song

Jesus Christ Superstar – Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar – I Don’t Know How To Love Him

Rocky Horror Picture Show – I’m Going Home

Rocky Horror Picture Show – Sweet Transvestite

Rocky Horror Picture Show – Dammit, Janet

Rocky Horror Picture Show – Over At The Frankenstein Place

Rocky Horror Picture Show – Time Warp

Gnarls Barkley – Crazy

The Beach Boys – God Only Knows

Dire Straits – Money For Nothing

Gary Glitter – I love you love me love

Tom Jones – It’s Not Unusual

The Beatles- The Ballad of John and Yoko – George and Ringo didn’t play on this song

Spanky & Our Gang- I’d Like To Get To Know You

Gene Pitney – Every Breath I Take

Lou Christie – Lightnin’ Strikes

Jay and the Americans – This Magic Moment

DJ Khaled – Out Here Grindin

Spinners – It’s a Shame

Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Ain’t no mountain high enough

Van Morrison – Domino

Johnny Rivers – Mountain Of Love

Electric Light Orchestra – Mr. Blue Sky

Rick Derringer – Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo – with Edgar Winter ( Edgar Winter Band )

Nine days – Absolutely (Story of a girl)

R.E.M. – Man On the Moon

Ian Thomas – Painted Ladies – is the brother of Dave Thomas, who played Doug McKenzie of The McKenzie Brothers

The Temptations – Aint Too Proud To BegR&B vocal group from Detroit, placed 38 songs on the Hot 100 between 1964 and 1991

Player – Baby Come Back – Ronn Moss, the bassist for Player went on to play Ridge Forrester on the TV soap The Bold And The Beautiful

KISS – Rock n Roll all Night – Before joining KISS Vinnie Vincent was a staff songwriter for the TV programs Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi

Ray Charles – Georgia on my Mind – Ray was not born blind. He began to have vision problems at the age of five and his site was gradually eroded by glaucoma until he lost it completely

The Beatles – In My Life – the name came from Stu Sutcliffe who suggested “Let’s have a name like The Crickets”

David Seville – Witch Doctor – was amazingly on the Billboard R&B chart for one week in May, 1958

Bread – Everything I Own – David Gates wrote this for his Father

Paul And Paula – Hey Paula – The first few copies of “Hey Paula” were credited to “Jill and Ray” …their real names were Jill Jackson and Ray Hildebrand…the duo were quickly re-named Paul and Paula.

Crispian St. Peters - The Pied Piper

Stephen Stills – Love The One You’re With

The Mike Curb Congregation – Burning Bridges –from 71’…you might remember this from Kelly’s Heroes

Lobo – Me And You And A Dog Named Boo

Honey Cone – Want Ads

Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Lucky Man

Redbone – Witch Queen Of New Orleans

Mark Lindsay – Arizona

Rare Earth – Get Ready

Bobby Sherman – Julie Do You Love Me – Sherman was primarily responsible for the short-lived choker craze

The Partridge Family – I think I love you – this made-for-TV group was molded after the real family group ‘ The Cowsills ‘ who had hits like ‘ Hair ‘ and ‘ Indian lake ‘ and ‘ The Rain, the Park, and Other things ‘

Sonny Charles and The Checkmates, LTD. – Black Pearl

Joe Jeffrey Group – My Pledge Of Love

R.B. Greaves – Take A Letter Maria

Billy Joe Royal – Cherry Hill Park

The Animals – Monterey

The Intruders – Cowboys To Girls

Sandy Posey – Single Girl

P.J. Proby – Niki Hoeky

Dino Desi and Billy – I’m a Fool - the sons of Dean Martin and Desi Arnaz ( Lucy )…and their friend Billy Hinsche

The Parade – Sunshine Girl

Fantastic Johnny C – Boogaloo Down Broadway

The McCoys – Fever

Chris Andrews – Yesterday Man

Peter & Gordon – Woman

Freddy Cannon – Palisades Park

Nancy Sinatra – BANG BANG (my baby shot me down)

Los Bravos – Black is Black

Patty Duke – Say Something Funny

Patty Duke – Don’t Just Stand There

Tom Jones – She’s a Lady

This list has 136 songs.

You might want to check out our one-hit wonder collection lists:

One-Hit Wonders: Popular and Rare

One-Hit Wonders of the 60’s: Popular and Rare

Top Twenty One-Hit Wonders in the UK: 1960-1999

Top Ten One-Hit Wonders of the 90’s

Top Ten One-Hit Wonders of the 80’s

Top Ten One-Hit Wonders of the 70’s

Top Ten One-Hit Wonders of the 60’s

also our number-one hit collections:

Number One Hits in the UK: 1960s

Number One Hits in the UK: 1970s

Number One Hits in the UK: 1980s

Number One Hits in the UK: 1990s

also our hit collections:

Canadian Rock Classics

100 Greatest Rock Classics: 1960-1999

Rock Classics: Remembering the Classics…songs that never made our other lists

Rock Classics: Remembering the Classics…songs that never made our other lists : Part Two

Rock Classics: that almost never get played anymore

Rock Classics: that almost never get played anymore: Part Two

Rock Classics: that almost never get played anymore: Part Three

Weird and Wacky Rock Classics: sometimes NSFW

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