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CD 1
#TitleArtistRatingLength
1Baby Love
producer:
Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland (Motown producer & songwriter)
foot stomps [footstomps]:
Mikchael Valvano (on 1964-08-13)
instruments:
The Funk Brothers (on 1964-08-13)
background vocals:
Florence Ballard (on 1964-08-13) and Mary Wilson (on 1964-08-13)
lead vocals:
Diana Ross (on 1964-08-13)
phonographic copyright by:
Motown Record Corporation (company credits only; do NOT use as release label) (in 1964) and UMG Recordings (Universal Music Group's legal name in the US) (in 1964)
recorded at:
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (on 1964-08-13)
mash-ups:
Love Upgrade Chance (Panic Girl vs. The Supremes vs. Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z) by DJ Schmolli and Monster‐Mash‐Up, Part II (Intro) by DJ Schmolli
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 324)
recording of:
Baby Love (on 1964-08-13)
lyricist:
Eddie Holland (Motown songwriter, lyricist of Holland‐Dozier‐Holland songwriting team)
composer:
Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland (Motown producer & songwriter)
publisher:
Jobete Music (UK) Ltd.
The Supremes4.652:34
2Leader of the Pack
phonographic copyright by:
Biem (international rights organization representing member societies from 58 countries) (in 1992, in 1993) and Stemra (Netherlands rights society for composers and music publishers) (in 1992, in 1993)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 447)
recording of:
Leader of the Pack
writer:
Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and George "Shadow" Morton
publisher:
Robert Mellin Music Publishing Corp., Screen Gems–EMI Music, Inc. (USA, affiliated with BMI), Tender Tunes Inc., Trio Music Company, Universal‐Songs of PolyGram International, Inc. and ミュージカル・ライツ・東京
The Shangri‐Las52:50
3Monday, Monday
engineer:
Bones Howe
producer:
Lou Adler
performer:
The Mamas & the Papas (American folk rock vocal group) (on 1965-12-16)
recorded at:
Western Recorders (@ 6000 Sunset Blvd., part of United Western Recorders studio complex 1957–1985) in Los Angeles, California, United States (on 1965-12-16)
mash-ups:
Lebensgefährlicher Montag (Giacca & Flores vs. New Order vs. Deichkind vs. Bangles vs. Hildgard Knef vs. The Mamas & The Papas) by DJ Schmolli
recording of:
Monday, Monday (on 1965-12-16)
lyricist and composer:
John Phillips (The Mamas & The Papas)
publisher:
MCA Music Publishing (renamed since c. 1996 as Universal Music Publishing Group), Trousdale Music and Universal/MCA Music Ltd. (not for release label use!)
The Mamas & the Papas4.153:25
4Don't Throw Your Love Away
cover recording of:
Don't Throw Your Love Away
writer:
Billy Jackson (US soul/disco producer & songwriter)
composer:
Jimmy Wisner
The Searchers42:16
5Homeward Bound
producer:
Bob Johnston (American record producer)
performer:
Art Garfunkel, Simon & Garfunkel and Paul Simon (of Simon & Garfunkel)
recording of:
Homeward Bound
lyricist and composer:
Paul Simon (of Simon & Garfunkel)
publisher:
Pattern Music Ltd and Paul Simon Music
Simon & Garfunkel42:28
6Cryin' in the Rain
recording of:
Crying in the Rain (Everly Brothers song) (in 1962)
lyricist:
Howard Greenfield
writer:
Carole King
publisher:
Screen Gems–EMI Music Ltd.
The Everly Brothers51:57
7Up on the Roof
recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (on 1962-06-28)
guitar:
Billy Davis (guitarist for The Drifters) (on 1962-06-28)
baritone vocals:
Dock Green (on 1962-06-28)
bass vocals:
Tommy Evans (US r&b bass vocalist for The Drifters) (on 1962-06-28)
lead vocals:
Rudy Lewis (on 1962-06-28)
tenor vocals:
Charlie Thomas (The Drifters) (on 1962-06-28)
mash-ups:
Girls on the Roof (Sean Kingston vs. The Drifters) by Mark Ronson
part of:
Dave Marsh: The Best of the Top 40 Singles: 1962 (number: 2) and The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 113)
recording of:
Up on the Roof (on 1962-06-28)
lyricist:
Gerry Goffin and Carole King
composer:
Carole King
publisher:
Screen Gems–Columbia Music, Inc., Screen Gems–EMI Music, Inc. (USA, affiliated with BMI) and イーエムアイ音楽出版 フジパシフィック事業部
The Drifters52:36
8Walk Away Renee
producer:
Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland (Motown producer & songwriter)
phonographic copyright by:
Motown Record Corporation (company credits only; do NOT use as release label) (in 1967)
cover recording of:
Walk Away Renée
writer:
Michael Brown (American singer-songwriter), Bob Calilli and Tony Sansone
publisher:
Alley Music Corp., Trio Music Company, 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) and ワーナー・チャペル音楽出版 Synch事業部
Four Tops42:44
9Build Me Up ButtercupThe Foundations2:53
10This Old Heart of Mine
producer:
Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland (Motown producer & songwriter)
recording of:
This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)
lyricist:
Eddie Holland (Motown songwriter, lyricist of Holland‐Dozier‐Holland songwriting team)
composer:
Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland (Motown producer & songwriter) and Sylvia Moy
publisher:
EMI Music Publishing Ltd., Jobete Music and Stone Agate Music Division
The Isley Brothers42:51
11Sherry
producer:
Bob Crewe
bass guitar:
Nick Massi
guitar:
Tommy DeVito
keyboard and piano:
Bob Gaudio
vocals:
Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi and Frankie Valli (American singer and actor, best known as the frontman of The Four Seasons)
vocals arranger:
Nick Massi
recording of:
Sherry
lyricist and composer:
Bob Gaudio
The Four Seasons2:35
12Take Good Care of My Baby
Bobby Vee2:29
13I Like It
phonographic copyright by:
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (in 1963)
recording of:
I Like It (in 1963)
lyricist and composer:
Mitch Murray
Gerry & the Pacemakers22:14
14Have I the Right
recording of:
Have I the Right (in 1964)
writer:
Alan Blaikley and Ken Howard (English songwriter, one half of the songwrting team Ken Howard & Alan Blaikley, author and television director)
publisher:
Ivy Music Ltd.
The Honeycombs32:57
15Stay
producer:
Ron Richards
recording of:
Stay
lyricist and composer:
Maurice Williams (US singer/songwriter, played with The Zodiacs)
publisher:
Cherio Music Publishers, Inc., J. Albert & Son Pty. Ltd. and Cherio Corp. (in 1960)
cover recording of:
Stay
lyricist and composer:
Maurice Williams (US singer/songwriter, played with The Zodiacs)
publisher:
Cherio Music Publishers, Inc., J. Albert & Son Pty. Ltd. and Cherio Corp. (in 1960)
The Hollies2:12
16Last Train to Clarksville
producer:
Tommy Boyce (US songwriter of Boyce and Hart) and Bobby Hart
acoustic guitar:
Tommy Boyce (US songwriter of Boyce and Hart) (on 1966-07-25)
bass:
Larry Taylor (US bassist) (on 1966-07-25)
drums (drum set):
Billy Lewis (drummer) (on 1966-07-25)
electric guitar:
Wayne Erwin (on 1966-07-25), Gerry McGee (on 1966-07-25) and Louie Shelton (on 1966-07-25)
percussion:
Gene Estes (on 1966-07-25) and David Walters (session musician for The Monkees) (on 1966-07-25)
background vocals:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (on 1966-07-25)
lead vocals:
Micky Dolenz (on 1966-07-25)
recorded at:
RCA Studio A (Hollywood) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (on 1966-07-25)
recording of:
Last Train to Clarksville (on 1966-07-25)
writer:
Tommy Boyce (US songwriter of Boyce and Hart) and Bobby Hart
publisher:
Screen Gems–Columbia Music, Inc.
The Monkees52:45
17Oh Carol
Neil Sedaka2:17
18Do You Wanna Dance
producer:
Norrie Paramor
vocals:
Cliff Richard
performer:
The Shadows (British pop/rock band that once backed Cliff Richard)
cover recording of:
Do You Want to Dance
lyricist and composer:
Bobby Freeman
publisher:
Bobby Freeman Music, Clockus Music Co., Robert Mellin Music Publishing Corp., ミュージカル・ライツ・東京, フジパシフィック音楽出版 (until 2014-12-31) and フジパシフィックミュージック (from 2015-01-01 to present)
Cliff Richard2:15
19Poetry in Motion
recording of:
Poetry in Motion
writer:
Mike Anthony (US songwriter) and Paul Kaufman (songwriter)
Johnny Tillotson2:30
20Hello Mary Lou
producer:
Jimmie Haskell, Ozzie Nelson and Ricky Nelson (rock n roll artist)
phonographic copyright by:
Polydor GmbH (do not use as a label) and Liberty Records (in 1961)
cover recording of:
Hello Mary Lou
writer:
Cayet Mangiaracina and Gene Pitney
publisher:
Champion Music Corp., January Music Corp., Unichappell Music, Inc., Universal/MCA Music Ltd. (not for release label use!), Warner/Chappell Music Ltd. (1996–2019) and Warner/Chappell North America Limited (formerly incorporated as Marmalade Music Ltd., from 1968/09/19–1999/11/09)
recording of:
Hello Mary Lou
writer:
Cayet Mangiaracina and Gene Pitney
publisher:
Champion Music Corp., January Music Corp., Unichappell Music, Inc., Universal/MCA Music Ltd. (not for release label use!), Warner/Chappell Music Ltd. (1996–2019) and Warner/Chappell North America Limited (formerly incorporated as Marmalade Music Ltd., from 1968/09/19–1999/11/09)
Ricky Nelson2.52:18
21Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
recorded in:
Clovis, New Mexico, United States (from 1956-12 until 1957-01)
producer:
Norman Petty
bass:
Larry Welborn (from 1956-12 until 1957-01)
drums (drum set):
Jerry Allison (from 1956-12 until 1957-01)
guitar:
Buddy Holly (1950s rock & roll singer-songwriter) (from 1956-12 until 1957-01)
vocals:
Buddy Holly (1950s rock & roll singer-songwriter) (from 1956-12 until 1957-01)
cover recording of:
Brown Eyed Handsome Man (from 1956-12 until 1957-01)
lyricist and composer:
Chuck Berry
publisher:
Arc Music (U.S. rock & blues publisher)
part of:
Million Dollar Quartet (jukebox musical, book by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott)
Buddy Holly3.352:03
22You Were Made for Me
recording of:
You Were Made for Me
lyricist and composer:
Mitch Murray
Freddie & the Dreamers2:17
23Telstar
producer:
Joe Meek
recording of:
Telstar (in 1962)
composer:
Joe Meek
publisher:
Ivy Music Ltd.
The Tornados3.53:16
24Blue Moon
phonographic copyright by:
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (in 1961)
recording of:
Blue Moon
lyricist:
Lorenz Hart (in 1934)
composer:
Richard Rodgers (in 1934)
publisher:
EMI Catalogue Partnership, EMI Music Publishing (do not use as a release label!), EMI Robbins Catalog Inc. (ASCAP), EMI United Partnership Ltd., Robbins Music Corp., SBK United Partnership Ltd., フジパシフィックミュージック SBK事業部 and 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)
cover recording of:
Blue Moon
lyricist:
Lorenz Hart (in 1934)
composer:
Richard Rodgers (in 1934)
publisher:
EMI Catalogue Partnership, EMI Music Publishing (do not use as a release label!), EMI Robbins Catalog Inc. (ASCAP), EMI United Partnership Ltd., Robbins Music Corp., SBK United Partnership Ltd., フジパシフィックミュージック SBK事業部 and 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)
The Marcels2:15
25He's So Fine
phonographic copyright by:
Biem (international rights organization representing member societies from 58 countries) (in 1992, in 1993) and Stemra (Netherlands rights society for composers and music publishers) (in 1992, in 1993)
recording of:
He’s So Fine (in 1962)
lyricist and composer:
Ronald Mack (60s US songwriter)
part of:
Baby It’s You! (jukebox musical, book by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott)
The Chiffons3.351:53
CD 2
#TitleArtistRatingLength
1In Dreams
producer:
Fred Foster
karaoke versions:
In Dreams (karaoke) by Roy Orbison
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 312)
recording of:
In Dreams (on 1963-01-14)
lyricist and composer:
Roy Orbison
publisher:
Barbara Orbison Music Company, Roy Orbison Music Company and Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music
Roy Orbison42:49
2Where Do You Go to My Lovely
recording of:
Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)?
lyricist and composer:
Peter Sarstedt
Peter Sarstedt4:44
3Lay Lady Lay
producer:
Bob Johnston (American record producer)
guitar and lead vocals:
Bob Dylan (on 1969-02-14)
phonographic copyright by:
CBS, Inc. (US broadcasting company; file no releases here!) (in 1969)
mash-ups:
Lay Bittersweet Lady by ToToM
recording of:
Lay, Lady, Lay (on 1969-02-14)
additional lyricist:
Bob Dylan (in 1976)
lyricist and composer:
Bob Dylan (from 1968 until 1969)
publisher:
Warner Brothers Music Ltd. (UK subsidiary, so named between 1970/01/23–1971/04/26 and 1972/04/25–1988/08/23) and Big Sky Music (publisher for Bob Dylan) (from 1969 to present)
Bob Dylan3.753:17
4Mighty Quinn
cover recording of:
Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn) (in 1967)
lyricist and composer:
Bob Dylan (in 1967)
publisher:
Sony Music Holding and Dwarf Music (in 1968)
Manfred Mann52:50
5Tired of Waiting for You
engineer:
Bob Auger (audio) and Alan McKenzie
bass guitar and background vocals:
Pete Quaife (Kinks' bass guitarist)
drums (drum set):
Bobby Graham (UK pop/rock session drummer and producer, 1940-2009)
guitar:
Dave Davies (lead guitarist, backing (and occasional lead) singer for The Kinks) and Ray Davies (UK singer/songwriter, member of The Kinks)
lead vocals:
Ray Davies (UK singer/songwriter, member of The Kinks)
recorded at:
Pye Studios in London, England, United Kingdom
recording of:
Tired of Waiting for You
lyricist and composer:
Ray Davies (UK singer/songwriter, member of The Kinks)
publisher:
Edward Kassner Music Co. Ltd. and Jay Boy
The Kinks52:31
6Sloop John B.
engineer:
Chuck Britz (on 1965-07-12)
producer:
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder)
12 string guitar [12-string electric guitar]:
Billy Strange (on 1965-12-29)
bass saxophone:
Jack Nimitz (on 1965-07-12)
double bass:
Lyle Ritz (on 1965-07-12)
drums (drum set):
Hal Blaine (on 1965-07-12)
electric bass guitar:
Carol Kaye (on 1965-07-12)
flute:
Jim Horn (saxophonist, hornist, flutist and oboist) (on 1965-07-12) and Jay Migliori (on 1965-07-12)
glockenspiel:
Frank Capp (on 1965-07-12)
guitar:
Al Casey (US rock & roll/rockabilly/surf guitarist/session musician) (on 1965-07-12), Jerry Cole (on 1965-07-12) and Billy Strange (on 1965-07-12)
tack piano:
Al De Lory (on 1965-07-12)
temple blocks:
Steve Douglas