20 Great Singles Released 50 Years Ago

20 Great Singles Released 50 Years Ago

For our 50th issue, we decided to go digging through our crate of old 45s for some of the best songs celebrating their 50th anniversary. After resisting the urge to sell most of them on eBay (don’t give us that look; times are tough), these are our choice cuts from 1962:

Anna (Go To Him)“—Arthur Alexander
Boom Boom“—John Lee Hooker
Down In The Valley“—Solomon Burke
Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)“—Roy Orbison
Green Onions“—Booker T. and the MGs
He’s Sure The Boy I Love“—the Crystals
Hitch Hike“—Marvin Gaye
I Can’t Stop Loving You“—Ray Charles
Little Town Flirt“—Del Shannon
Playboy“—the Marvelettes
Soldier Boy“—the Shirelles
Something’s Got A Hold On Me“—Etta James
“Telstar“—the Tornados
The Loco-Motion“—Little Eva
These Arms Of Mine“—Otis Redding
Twist And Shout“—the Isley Brothers
Twistin’ The Night Away“—Sam Cooke
You Beat Me To The Punch“—Mary Wells
You Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover“—Bo Diddley
You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me“—the Miracles

20 Great Singles Released 50 Years Ago

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