Tracklist

CD 1: Volume 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Save the Last Dance for Me
The Drifters 2:33
2 Sweet Talking Guy
The Chiffons 2:14
3 Let's Twist Again
Chubby Checker 2:19
4 It's in His Kiss
Betty Everett 2:12
5 Let It Rock
Chuck Berry 1:47
6 Surfin' Safari
The Beach Boys 2:00
7 Blueberry Hill
Fats Domino 3:04
8 Ride the Wild Surf
Jan & Dean 2:13
9 Every Beat of My Heart
Gladys Knight 2:03
10 Hats Off to Larry
Del Shannon 2:01
11 When a Man Loves a Woman
Percy Sledge 5 2:59
12 Venus
Frankie Avalon 5 2:21
13 Limbo Rock
Chubby Checker 2:23
14 Then He Kissed Me
The Crystals 2:46
15 Leader of the Pack
The Shangri‐Las 2:51
16 Venus in Blue Jeans
Jimmy Clanton 2:18
17 Hold on I'm Coming
Sam & Dave 5 2:37
18 On Broadway
The Drifters 2:55
19 16 Candles
The Crests 2:54
20 Rubber Ball
Bobby Vee 2:27
21 Sugar Sugar
The Archies 3.25 2:49
22 My Guy
Mary Wells 2:44
23 There's a Kind of Hush
Herman’s Hermits 4 2:34
24 So Sad the Song
Gladys Knight 3:55
25 Judy
The Beach Boys 2:13
CD 2: Volume 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Runaway
Del Shannon ?:??
2 Judy in Disguise
John Fred & His Playboy Band ?:??
3 Up on the Roof
The Drifters ?:??
4 Surfin'
The Beach Boys ?:??
5 No Particular Place...
Chuck Berry ?:??
6 Letter Full of Tears
Gladys Knight ?:??
7 Soul Man
Sam & Dave ?:??
8 He's So Fine
The Chiffons ?:??
9 Devil or Angel
Bobby Vee ?:??
10 The Twist
Chubby Checker ?:??
11 You Beat Me to the Punch
Mary Wells ?:??
12 Da Doo Ron Ron
The Crystals ?:??
13 Tequila
The Champs 5 ?:??
14 Drag City
Jan & Dean ?:??
15 Chapel of Love
The Dixie Cups ?:??
16 No Milk Today
Herman’s Hermits 4.35 ?:??
17 Duke of Earl
Gene Chandler ?:??
18 Groovy Kind of Love
Wayne Fontana ?:??
19 Under the Boardwalk
The Drifters ?:??
20 Behind Closed Doors
Percy Sledge ?:??
21 The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
Bobby Vee ?:??
22 Pony Time
Chubby Checker ?:??
23 Bobby Sox to Stockings
Frankie Avalon ?:??
24 Ain't That a Shame
Fats Domino ?:??
25 Little Old Lady
Jan & Dean ?:??
CD 3: Volume 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Build Me Up Buttercup
The Foundations 2:52
2 There Goes My Baby
The Drifters 2:20
3 Operator
Gladys Knight 2:14
4 My Boyfriend's Back
The Angels 2:12
5 Little Town Flirt
Del Shannon 2:49
6 Johnny B. Goode
Chuck Berry 4.15 2:40
7 I Thank You
Sam & Dave 2:52
8 Oh No Not My Baby
Maxine Brown 2:37
9 Knock on Wood
Eddie Floyd 2:58
10 Run to Him
Bobby Vee 2:06
11 Surfer Girl
The Beach Boys 2:27
12 Give Him a Great Big Kiss
The Shangri‐Las 2:09
13 Rockin' Robin
Bobby Day 2:36
14 Corrine Corrina
Ray Peterson 2:36
15 Promised Land
Chuck Berry 2:32
16 G.T.O.
The Regents 2:27
17 The Hucklebuck
Chubby Checker 2:27
18 Rescue Me
Fontella Bass 2:54
19 Dead Man's Curve
Jan & Dean 2:23
20 He's a Rebel
The Crystals 2:18
21 Backfield in Motion
Mel & Tim 2:33
22 Why Do Fools Fall in Love
The Diamonds 2:25
23 Memphis
Chuck Berry 3 2:16
24 Can't You Hear the Heartbeat
Herman’s Hermits 2:14
25 Some Kind of Wonderful
The Drifters 2:33
CD 4: Volume 4
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Soul Sister, Brown Sugar
Sam & Dave 2:38
2 Drift Away
Dobie Gray 4:00
3 Remember (Walking in the Sand)
The Shangri‐Las 2:11
4 Rhythm of the Rain
The Cascades 2:30
5 Itchycoo Park
Small Faces 2:44
6 Dance With Me
The Drifters 2:22
7 Barefootin'
Robert Parker 2:31
8 Cry Baby Cry
The Angels 2:49
9 It's My Party
Lesley Gore 2:15
10 The Letter
The Box Tops 4.35 1:54
11 Wooly Bully
Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs 2:21
12 Yakety Yak
The Coasters 1:51
13 Little Darlin'
The Diamonds 2:05
14 The in Crowd
Dobbie Gray 2:52
15 Ferry Across the Mersey
Gerry & The Pacemakers 2:50
16 Tell Laura I Love Her
Ray Peterson 2:53
17 Barbara Ann
The Regents 2:16
18 Maybellene
Chuck Berry 3.6 2:19
19 Deep Purple
Nino Tempo & April Stevens 2:45
20 I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)
Clarence “Frogman” Henry 2:19
21 Wild Thing
The Troggs 2:31
22 Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter
Herman’s Hermits 2:40
23 Surf City
Jan & Dean 2:29
24 Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying
Gerry & The Pacemakers 2:35
25 Nadine
Chuck Berry 2:32

Credits

CD 1: Volume 1

membranophone:
Roger Hawkins (1966-02-17) (track 11)
farfisa [farfisa organ]:
Spooner Oldham (1966-02-17) (track 11)
guitar:
Marlin Greene ('60s teen artist, writer & engineer) (1966-02-17) (track 11)
double bass:
Albert Lowe Jr. (1966-02-17) (track 11)
chorus master:
Peter de Angelis (track 12)
composer:
Dave Appell (track 3)
Rudy Clark (track 4)
Ed Marshall (track 12)
Vincent Rose (track 7)
Billy Strange (track 13)
Chuck Berry (track 5)
Gene Pitney (track 20)
Aaron Schroeder (50s/60s US songwriter) (track 20)
conductor:
Peter de Angelis (track 12)
lyricist:
Rudy Clark (track 4)
Ed Marshall (track 12)
Chuck Berry (track 5)
Al Lewis (Tin Pan Alley era lyricist) (track 7)
Kal Mann (track 3)
Gene Pitney (track 20)
Aaron Schroeder (50s/60s US songwriter) (track 20)
Jon Sheldon (track 13)
Larry Stock (track 7)
performer:
Frankie Avalon (American actor, singer) (track 12)
producer:
Marlin Greene ('60s teen artist, writer & engineer) (track 11)
Quin Ivy (track 11)
vocals:
Percy Sledge (1966-02-17) (track 11)
writer:
Jeff Barry (tracks 14–15, 21)
Jan Berry (track 8)
Roger Christian (US radio personality and lyricist) (track 8)
Luther Dixon (track 19)
Ellie Greenwich (tracks 14–15)
Isaac Hayes (track 17)
Allyson R. Khent (track 19)
Andy Kim (track 21)
Calvin Lewis (track 11)
Doc Pomus (track 1)
David Porter (US soul musician, producer & songwriter) (track 17)
Les Reed (track 23)
Mort Shuman (track 1)
Phil Spector (track 14)
Geoff Stephens (track 23)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (track 8)
Andrew Wright (US keyboardist) (track 11)
phonographic copyright by:
H.H.O. Ltd (music licensing) (track 11)
Chancellor (1959 –) (track 12)
Biem (international rights organization representing member societies from 58 countries) (1992) (tracks 11, 15)
Stemra (Netherlands rights society for composers and music publishers) (1992) (tracks 11, 15)
Biem (international rights organization representing member societies from 58 countries) (1993) (tracks 11, 15)
Stemra (Netherlands rights society for composers and music publishers) (1993) (tracks 11, 15)
publisher:
ABKCO Music, Inc. (this is a music publisher; for release labels, please use "ABKCO") (track 14)
Kalmann Music Inc. (track 3)
Kirshner (track 21)
Malt Shoppe Music (track 14)
Mijac Music (track 11)
Pomus Songs Inc. (track 1)
Songs of Peer, Ltd. (track 23)
Steeplechase Music (track 14)
TM Music Ltd. (track 4)
Trio Music Co., Inc. (tracks 1, 14)
Warner Bros. Music Ltd. (UK subsidiary, so named between 1970/01/23–1971/04/26 and 1972/04/25–1988/08/23) (track 21)
Warner/Chappell (track 11)
Pronto Music (1966 –) (track 11)
Warner‐Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (1966 –) (track 11)
recorded at:
Norala Studio in Sheffield, Alabama, United States (1966-02-17) (track 11)
mash-ups:
music videos:
Sugar, Sugar by The Archies (track 21)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 54) (track 11)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 447) (track 15)
cover recording of:
It’s in His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song) (1964) (track 4)
is the basis for:
Det er hans kyss (track 4)
later translated versions:
Et je m'en vais (And Then He Kissed Me) (track 14)
Hay una especie de silencio (Spanish translation) (track 23)
Hiljenee (Finnish translation) (track 23)
Kenangan Manis (track 14)
Kun twistataan (track 3)
Le Chef de la bande (track 15)
Ordonne mais pardonne (Hold On, I’m Comin’) (track 17)
Wart doch, i chume (track 17)
每事問 (Yue Chinese translation) (track 23)
見つめあう恋 (Japanese translation) (track 23)
later versions:
Douce Candy (track 21)
recording of:
16 Candles (track 19)
Blueberry Hill (track 7)
Leader of the Pack (track 15)
Let It Rock (track 5)
Limbo Rock (track 13)
Ride the Wild Surf (track 8)
Rubber Ball (track 20)
Sugar, Sugar (track 21)
Then He Kissed Me (track 14)
Venus (track 12)
When a Man Loves a Woman (1966-02-17) (track 11)
referred to in medleys:
Medley (Stars on 45) (track 21)
Swing the Mood (track 3)
Stars on 45 (Beatles Medley 7" Mix) (track 21)
Oldies Medley (Carpenters in Japan) (track 15)
Stars on 45 (12" single) (track 21)

CD 2: Volume 2

composer:
Blanche Carter (The Night People) (track 9)
Graham Gouldman (track 16)
Chuck Río (Daniel Flores) (track 13)
Hank Ballard (track 10)
lyricist:
Blanche Carter (The Night People) (track 9)
Graham Gouldman (track 16)
Chuck Río (Daniel Flores) (track 13)
Hank Ballard (track 10)
writer:
Dave Bartholomew (track 24)
John Berry (American country music singer-songwriter) (track 22)
Don Covay (track 22)
Fats Domino (track 24)
Isaac Hayes (1967) (track 7)
David Porter (US soul musician, producer & songwriter) (1967) (track 7)
publisher:
EMI Music Publishing (do not use as a release label!) (track 7)
Hournew Music Ltd. (track 16)
Travis Music, Inc. (track 24)
Embassy Music Corporation (2016-06 –) (track 10)
cover recording of:
Devil or Angel (track 9)
Pony Time (track 22)
The Twist (track 10)
is the basis for:
Tequila (Terrorvision cover) (track 13)
What Happened (Sublime) (track 13)
later parody versions:
Lowell Man (track 7)
Old Man (track 7)
later translated parody versions:
Twist (parody by Abstürzende Brieftauben) (track 10)
later translated versions:
recording of:
Soul Man (track 7)
Tequila (track 13)
No Milk Today (1966-10) (track 16)
referred to in medleys:
translated version of:
Lawman (執法者) (track 7)

CD 3: Volume 3

drums (drum set):
Fred Below (track 23)
Jasper Thomas (1958-01-06) (track 6)
membranophone:
Jasper Thomas (1958-01-06) (track 6)
guitar:
Chuck Berry (track 23)
Chuck Berry (1958-01-06) (track 6)
double bass:
Willie Dixon (track 23)
Willie Dixon (1958-01-06) (track 6)
piano:
Johnnie Johnson (1958-01-06) (track 6)
additional writer:
Charlie Parker (aka "Bird", jazz alto saxophonist) (track 17)
arranger:
Phil Wright (track 18)
composer:
Roy Alfred (Tin Pan Alley lyricist) (track 17)
Andy Gibson (arranger/composer) (track 17)
Jack Keller (track 10)
Gene Pitney (track 20)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 14)
Chuck Berry (track 23)
Chuck Berry (1955) (track 6)
lead vocals:
Fontella Bass (track 18)
Chuck Berry (track 23)
Chuck Berry (1958-01-06) (track 6)
lyricist:
Gene Pitney (track 20)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 14)
Chuck Berry (track 23)
Gerry Goffin (track 10)
Chuck Berry (1955) (track 6)
producer:
Leonard & Phil Chess (Legendary US production duo) (track 6)
Billy Davis (r&b producer/songwriter/performer Roquel Davis) (track 18)
Raynard Miner (track 18)
Carl Smith (Songwriter and producer) (track 18)
vocals:
Eddie Floyd (track 9)
writer:
Jan Berry (track 19)
John Carter (songwriter & producer, b. 1942) (track 24)
Roger Christian (US radio personality and lyricist) (track 19)
Steve Cropper (track 9)
Bob Elgin (track 3)
Eddie Floyd (track 9)
Isaac Hayes (track 7)
Ray Jones (mainly songwriter?) (track 3)
Ben E. King (track 2)
Artie Kornfeld (track 19)
Jerry Leiber (track 2)
Ken Lewis (manager/songwriter for 60s groups, incl. Flower Pot Men) (track 24)
Tony Macaulay (track 1)
Maron McKenzie (track 5)
Raynard Miner (track 18)
Lover Patterson (track 2)
David Porter (US soul musician, producer & songwriter) (track 7)
Kay Rogers (track 3)
Del Shannon (track 5)
Carl Smith (Songwriter and producer) (track 18)
Mike Stoller (track 2)
George Treadwell (track 2)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (track 19)
Mike d’Abo (track 1)
phonographic copyright by:
UMG Recordings, Inc. (Universal Music Group's legal name in the US) (1965) (track 18)
publisher:
Cotillion Music Inc. (BMI) (track 7)
East Memphis Music (track 9)
Irving Music, Inc. (track 7)
Songs of Peer, Ltd. (track 24)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 7)
Walden Music, Inc. (track 7)
recorded at:
DJ-mixes:
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 7) (track 6)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 263) (track 20)
cover recording of:
Corrine, Corrina (track 14)
is the basis for:
Memphis Tennessee (french lyrics) (track 23)
later parody versions:
Memphis, Tennessee (track 23)
Афанасий (track 6)
later translated versions:
Albert en Josephien (track 23)
Dansa huckle buck (track 17)
Eddie sois bon (track 6)
Johnny B. Good (track 6)
Johnny B. Goode (track 6)
Ta i trä (track 9)
later versions:
Ali Be Good (track 6)
De ma vie (track 18)
Si tu penses (track 5)
Vilken slyngel (track 20)
recording of:
Dead Man's Curve (track 19)
He’s a Rebel (track 20)
I Thank You (track 7)
Knock on Wood (track 9)
Little Town Flirt (track 5)
Memphis, Tennessee (track 23)
Operator (track 3)
Rescue Me (track 18)
Run to Him (track 10)
The Hucklebuck (track 17)
There Goes My Baby (track 2)
Johnny B. Goode (1958-01-06) (track 6)
referred to in medleys:
Oldies Medley (Carpenters in Japan) (track 6)

CD 4: Volume 4

electric bass guitar:
Karl Green (track 22)
drums (drum set):
Barry Whitwam (track 22)
guitar:
Keith Hopwood (track 22)
Derek Leckenby (track 22)
Chuck Berry (1955-05-21) (track 18)
maracas [possibly]:
Leonard Chess (1955-05-21) (track 18)
Jerome Green (1955-05-21) (track 18)
double bass:
Willie Dixon (1955-05-21) (track 18)
piano:
Johnnie Johnson (1955-05-21) (track 18)
arranger:
Jimmie Haskell (track 19)
composer:
Jeff Barry (track 16)
Chuck Berry (track 18)
John Gummoe (track 4)
Peter de Rose (track 19)
Fred Fassert (track 17)
Trevor Peacock (track 22)
Chip Taylor (track 21)
conductor:
Jimmie Haskell (track 19)
engineer:
Val Valentin (track 22)
Dave Wiechman (track 19)
lead vocals:
Peter Noone (UK singer/songwriter member of Herman's Hermits) (track 22)
Chuck Berry (1955-05-21) (track 18)
lyricist:
Chuck Berry (track 18)
John Gummoe (track 4)
Fred Fassert (track 17)
Trevor Peacock (track 22)
Ben Raleigh (track 16)
Chip Taylor (track 21)
Mitchell Parish (1938) (track 19)
producer:
Leonard & Phil Chess (Legendary US production duo) (track 18)
Mickie Most (English record producer) (track 22)
Dan Penn (track 10)
writer:
Isaac Hayes (track 1)
Ronnie Lane (track 5)
Lewis Lebish (track 6)
Jerry Leiber (track 6)
Steve Marriott (English musician and songwriter) (track 5)
Irving Nahan (track 6)
David Porter (US soul musician, producer & songwriter) (track 1)
Mike Stoller (track 6)
George Treadwell (track 6)
phonographic copyright by:
Arista Records (1967) (track 10)
Geffen Records (2003) (track 18)
publisher:
Cousins Music (track 17)
EMI Longitude Music (track 17)
EMI United Partnership Ltd. ( – ????) (track 5)
Robbins Music (publishing company owned by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.) (track 19)
Salee Music Company (track 18)
Warner‐Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 4)
ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) (track 4)
recorded at:
Universal Studios in Chicago, Illinois, United States (1955-05-21) (track 18)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 18) (track 18)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 364) (track 10)
arrangement of:
Wahnsinn (translated) (track 21)
cover recording of:
Deep Purple (track 19)
Wild Thing (track 21)
is the basis for:
later parody versions:
Baa! We're Lambs! (track 17)
Konttaushumppa (track 21)
Romantic Letter (track 10)
later translated parody versions:
Dumkopf (track 21)
Lisbeth (track 21)
Pauvre Laura (Tell Laura I Love Her) (track 16)
Wild Ding (track 21)
later translated versions:
Kirje (track 10)
La carta (track 10)
Ma-ry-lène (Barbara Ann) (track 17)
Ritmo da chuva (track 4)
Une lettre (track 10)
Wahnsinn (track 21)
Wahnsinn (track 21)
悲しき雨音 (track 4)
有水冇閉翳 (track 4)
雨的旋律 (track 4)
later versions:
Maybellene (track 18)
Une lettre (track 10)
recording of:
Barbara-Ann (track 17)
Dance With Me (track 6)
Itchycoo Park (track 5)
Rhythm of the Rain (track 4)
The Letter (track 10)
Maybellene (1955-05-21) (track 18)
referred to in medleys:
Beach Boys Medley (track 17)