Yes…these are songs that you almost never hear of anymore…well…not around here anyways…rock classics forgotten by even classic rock stations…you might remember some of them, you might remember the song but can’t remember who did it…some of these songs you wouldn’t even recognize by the artist or the song but when you hear it you’ll go

‘ Oh, yeh, I remember that one ‘…

this list will be updated as Blip makes these songs available…some of the songs I’d like to add are not presently available…

as always, Blip is fickle…these songs were available at the time we Blipped them…but that does not mean they will continue to be available.

Rock Classics: that almost never get played anymore

The Village Stompers – Washington Square

Savoy Brown – Hellbound Train

Stone The Crows – Niagra

The Aerovons – World Of You

Mongo Santamaria – Watermelon Man

Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames – Yeh, Yeh

Barry McGuire – Eve of Destruction

The Spokesmen -­ The Dawn Of Correction – the answer song to ‘ Eve of Destruction ‘

The Underdogs – Love’s Gone Bad – yep…this came out of Motown

Terence Trent D’Arby – Wishing Well

Spider – New Romance (It’s a Mystery)

Sylvia – Nobody

Saga – On The Loose

Vandenberg – Burning Heart

JoBoxers – Just Got Lucky

Lipps Inc – Funkytown

The Promise – When In Rome

Ann Peebles–I Can’t Stand The Rain

Kon Kan – I Beg Your Pardon

Crow – Evil Woman Don’t Play Your Games With Me

Balance – Breaking Away

Diesel – Sausalito Summernight

Tane Cain – Holdin On

Gary Glitter – Rock and Roll Part 2

Billy J Kramer – From a Window – a Lennon/McCartney song…both were managed by Brian, and BJ Kramer later acknowledged them as being responsible for his success

Dave Loggins – Please Come To Boston

The Silver Beatles – Like Dreamers Do

The Applejacks – Like Dreamers Do – one of the few occasions that the cover is better than the original

The Ivy League – Funny How Love Can Be

Cupids Inspiration – Yesterday has gone

George Harrison – Got my mind set on you – OK, need to play this first…

James Ray – I’ve Got My Mind Set On You – so I can get to the original

Chilliwack – Watcha Gonna Do

Five Man Electrical Band – Werewolf

Cyrkle – Red Rubber Ball – Tom Dawes of The Cyrkle wrote the famous “plop plop fizz fizz” jingle for Alka-Seltzer

Lesley Gore – Sunshine, Lollipops And Rainbows – Lesley Gore appeared in two episodes of the TV show Batman in 1966. She played the role of “Pussycat”, one of Catwoman’s henchwomen

Rick James – Super Freak – Rick is the nephew of Temptations vocalist Melvin Franklin

The Raspberries – Nobody Knows – their 1972 debut album sported a raspberry scented ‘scratch and sniff’ sticker

The Majors – A Wonderful Dream

The Outlaws – Ghost Riders in the Sky

Janie Grant – Triangle

The Stereos – I Really Love You

The Flares – Foot Stompin’ Part 1

Mary Hopkin – Those were the Days – the song was produced by Paul McCartney

Lovin’ Spoonful – Younger Girl

Vibrations – My Girl Sloopy – This is the original of the song later called Hang On Sloopy by the McCoys

The Troggs – With A Girl Like You

The Grass Roots – Midnight_Confessions – only 9 other groups have charted more hits in the top 100…and the group holds the record for the largest turnout for a one-act US concert…600,000

Chad and Jeremy – A Summer Song

The Royal Guardsmen – Baby Let’s Wait – Probably best known for their Snoopy songs…but this was their best

Gene McDaniels – Chip Chip – had a string of quirky fun songs

Deon Jackson – Love Makes The World Go Round

Unit 4+2 – Concrete and Clay – charted the same week as Eddie’s version

Eddie Rambeau – Concrete and Clay

Buddy Starcher – History Repeats Itself – OK, this isn’t really a song…but it is very rare…and very interesting, so take a listen…and it was a hit

Illusion – Did You See Her Eyes

Brian Hyland – Gypsy Woman

Crazy Joe and the Variable Speed Band – Madam Palm

The Raspberries – Overnight Sensation

Edwin Starr — Agent OO Soul – This song was originally released under his real name Charles Hatcher…mostly remembered for his song ‘ War ‘

This list has 60 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

Weird and Wacky Rock Classics: sometimes NSFW

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