Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Lucille
Little Richard 2:27
2 Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen
Neil Sedaka 3 2:39
3 Norman
Sue Thompson 2:19
4 The Sea of Love
Phil Phillips 2:23
5 American Pie
Don McLean 3:55
6 Cara Mia
Jay & the Americans 2:34
7 Beach Baby
First Class 4:50
8 The Boy From New York City
The Ad Libs 2:59
9 Shout! Shout! Knock Yourself Out
Ernie Maresca 2:13
10 Ain’t That a Shame
Fats Domino 2:34
11 Red Roses for a Blue Lady
Vic Dana 2:35
12 Tell Him
The Exciters 2:24
13 I Will Follow Him
Sandy Posey 2:30
14 Mississippi
Pussycat 4:32
15 Venus in Blue Jeans
Jimmy Clanton 2:21
16 Personality
Lloyd Price 2:26
17 Hats Off to Larry
Del Shannon 2:00
18 16 Candles
The Crests 2:53
19 Ramona
The Blue Diamonds 2:32
20 I Wanna Be Loved by You
Marilyn Monroe 3:00
21 I’d Like to Teach the World
The New Seekers 2:20
22 The Chapel of Love
The Dixie Cups 2:50
23 Oh Happy Day
Edwin Hawkins Singers 5:10
24 Come Softly to Me
The Fleetwoods 2:24
25 Baby Come Back
Equals 2:38
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 All I Have To Do Is Dream
The Everly Brothers 2:20
2 Let's Twist Again
Chubby Checker 2:35
3 Pretty Belinda
Chris Andrews 2:38
4 I Like It
Gerry & the Pacemakers 2:09
5 Poetry In Motion
Johnny Tillotson 2:31
6 Papa-Doo-Mow-Mow
The Rivingtons 2:21
7 Walk Don't Run
The Ventures 2:05
8 Freedom Come, Freedom Go
The Fortunes 3:04
9 Come A Little Bit Closer
Jay & the Americans 2:49
10 Give Up Your Guns
The Buoys 4:15
11 Land Of 1000 Dances
Cannibal & The Headhunters 2:16
12 24 Hours From Tulsa
Gene Pitney 2:57
13 Lollipop
The Chordettes 2:11
14 Dizzy
Tommy Roe 2:52
15 Singing In The Rain
Doris Day 2:37
16 Stand By Your Man
Tina Turner 2:46
17 That's Nice
Neil Christian 2:47
18 Rubber Ball
Bobby Vee 2:25
19 Hold On I'm Coming
Sam & Dave 2:36
20 Rain And Tears
Demis Roussos 2:25
21 Moody River
Pat Boone 2:28
22 Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town
Kenny Rogers 2:51
23 Big Bad John
Jimmy Dean 2:57
24 Baby Face
Little Richard 2:13
25 Hooked On A Feeling
B.J. Thomas 2:39
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Spanish Harlem
Ben E. King 2:52
2 Music, Music, Music
Guy Mitchell 2:42
3 Runaround Sue
Dion & The Belmonts 2:39
4 Here It Comes Again
The Fortunes 3:11
5 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
The Platters 2:39
6 America
Trini Lopez 3:29
7 When My Little Girl Is Smiling
The Drifters 3:16
8 Petite Fleur
Chris Barber 2:44
9 Twist And Shout
The Isley Brothers 2:31
10 Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friends
Marilyn Monroe 3:31
11 Before The Next Teardrop Falls
Freddy Fender 2:33
12 Charly Brown
The Coasters 2:21
13 One Fine Day
The Chiffons 2:10
14 Rawhide
Frankie Laine 2:01
15 Mr. Sandman
The Chordettes 2:22
16 Here You Come Again
Billie Jo Spears 2:27
17 Dedicated To The One I Love
The Shirelles 2:04
18 You'll Never Walk Alone
Gerry & the Pacemakers 2:40
19 From A Jack To A King
Ned Miller 2:09
20 Yellow River
Christie 2:48
21 The Boll Weevil Song
Brook Benton 2:46
22 Down In The Boondocks
Billy Joe Royal 2:35
23 It Hurts To Be In Love
Gene Pitney 2:28
24 I Just Don't Understand
Willie Nelson 2:48
25 Love Potion No. 9
The Clovers 1:52
CD 4
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Saturday Night At The Movies
The Drifters 1:53
2 The Letter
The Box Tops 4.35 1:52
3 Wipe Out
The Surfaris 2:17
4 Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
Mel Carter 2:26
5 Volare
Domenico Modugno 2:32
6 Tighten Up
Archie Bell 2:45
7 He's So Fine
The Chiffons 1:50
8 Mona Lisa
Carl Mann 2:28
9 Iko Iko
The Dixie Cups 2:01
10 Tutti Frutti
Little Richard 2:22
11 The Crying Game
Dave Berry 2:41
12 Venus
Frankie Avalon 2:20
13 No Milk Today
Herman’s Hermits 2:54
14 Let's Go To San Francisco
The Flowerpot Men 3:33
15 Walking After Midnight
Patsy Cline 2:32
16 Everlasting Love
Love Affair 3:17
17 To Know Him Is To Love Him
The Teddy Bears 2:21
18 Mr. Baseman
Johnny Cymbal 2:37
19 Come On Let's Go
Ritchie Valens 2:01
20 Alley Oop
The Hollywood Argyles 2:43
21 Little Things
Dave Berry 2:27
22 Little Old Lady From Pasadena
Jan & Dean 2:24
23 Are You Sure
The Allisons 2:09
24 Bye Bye Love
The Everly Brothers 2:21
25 Limbo Rock
Chubby Checker 2:24

Credits

CD 1

composer:
Neil Sedaka (track 2)
Don McLean (track 5)
lyricist:
Howard Greenfield (track 2)
Don McLean (track 5)
writer:
William Backer (track 21)
John Carter (songwriter & producer, b. 1942) (track 7)
Roger Cook (track 21)
Roquel Davis (track 21)
Roger Greenaway (track 21)
Lee Lange (track 6)
Tulio Trapani (track 6)
publisher:
MCA Music (not for release label use! this is a music publisher, ASCAP-affiliated) (track 5)
Screen Gems–EMI Music, Inc. (USA, affiliated with BMI) (track 2)
Universal (plain logo: "Universal") (track 5)
Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (Hong Kong/China subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 5)
Universal Records (1996–2005 American pop label – “RECORDS” must be a part of the logo!) (track 5)
later parody versions:
Parable Guy (track 5)
The Saga Begins (Parody) (track 5)
later translated versions:
J’aimerais bien apprendre au monde (I’d like to teach the world to sing) (track 21)
すてきな16才 (track 2)
later versions:
Feu de paille (track 5)
recording of:
American Pie (track 5)
Beach Baby (track 7)
Cara Mia (1965) (track 6)

CD 2

composer:
Boudleaux Bryant (track 1)
lyricist:
Boudleaux Bryant (track 1)
publisher:
Acuff-Rose Publ. (track 1)
Minurve Records (2009-02-25 –) (track 1)
later versions:
Pendant les vacances (All I Have to Do Is Dream) (track 1)
recording of:

CD 3

composer:
Jeff Christie (track 20)
lyricist:
Jeff Christie (track 20)
writer:
Vivian Keith (track 11)
Ben Peters (country music songwriter) (track 11)
cover recording of:
is the basis for:
Zoek niet ver (track 11)
later translated versions:
L’Amérique (track 20)
Vana jõgi (track 20)
流下眼淚前 (track 11)
later versions:
recording of:
Yellow River (track 20)

CD 4

composer:
Ronald Mack (60s US songwriter) (track 7)
lyricist:
Ronald Mack (60s US songwriter) (track 7)
producer:
Dan Penn (track 2)
phonographic copyright by:
Arista Records (not an imprint, use "Arista" for release labels) (1967) (track 2)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 364) (track 2)
later parody versions:
Romantic Letter (track 2)
later translated versions:
Kirje (track 2)
La carta (track 2)
Une lettre (track 2)
豪情夜 (track 7)
later versions:
My Sweet Lord (track 7)
Une lettre (track 2)
recording of:
He’s So Fine (track 7)
The Letter (1967) (track 2)
referred to in medleys: