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SONG TITLES and SONGS about DISTANCES & TRAVEL

I'll try to get this topic started with these song titles about DISTANCES/TRAVELING   ...........

 

*Travelin' Man     Ricky Nelson   which made it to #1 in 1961

 

*I Ran (So Far Away)     Flock of Seagulls

 

 

For a different approach, songs about  DISTANCES/TRAVELING...........

 

*Walk Away Renee'     The Left Banke

 

*Ferry Across The Mersey     Gerry & The Pacemakers

 

 

 

Uh, I am sorry if I led off with songs which you may have wanted to post here. How about this....wait a while and then post it....or post it now ! You see, repetition is OKAY Man Wink

 

Please understand, there's lots of freedom and latitude with this topic. Be creative....let's have plenty of laughs and plenty of wows like:  "Wow, I wish I had thought of that one!!" "Wow, that's a good one!!


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"LITTLE RED CORVETTE"- PRINCE
EVEN A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP.
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"BABY YOU CAN DRIVE MY CAR"- BEATLES;
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OF COURSE- "OL 55" - TOM WAITS; HAVE USED IT(& HIM) IN NUMEROUS CATEOGORIES
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Right On Bro! including one of my favorites....with accompaning video

This tune includes distances and location sites in So. Cal.

"Dead Man's Curve" * Jan & Dean

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znsaO525PE8&ab_channel=mickeygunn

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It Might As Well Rain Until September: Carole King (her guy's away for the summer so she stays in her room waiting for his return, not caring whether the summer brings sun or rain. A cute pre-feminist song written by Carole.

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"Love Please Come Back" * Clyde McPhatter

written by Billy Swan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bkhn4jsz0Q&ab_channel=FudgieMod

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Lovers Never Say Goodbye: The Flamingos (Please wait for me, for I shall return; my love for you will forever burn; though we must part there's no reason to cry; just say so long, because lovers never say goodbye). Doo wop doesn't get much better than the Flamingos.

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"Go Now!" * Bessie Banks

the original, redone by Britains Moody Blues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeyiLWu3q9o&ab_channel=StevenMichaelBogarat

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Wow. I'll check Bessie Banks' version out. Thanks for the link.
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I'm A Roadrunner Baby: Junior Walker & The All Stars

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Thank you for a junior high school memory. Jr. Walker and the All Stars

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"JUPITER VARIATIONS "- JOHN COLTRANE
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"Never Going Back"  The Lovin' Spoonful. Written by John Stewart. 

 

https://youtu.be/mvV1rrlGDbE

 

Fun fact: Drummer Joe Butler sang lead on this, as John B. Sebastian had left the group. Actress Yancy Butler ("Witchblade") is Joe's daughter.

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Tempest: Dylan

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"The Mighty Quinn" {Quinn the Eskimo} * Manfred Mann

Bob Dylan composition 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyZsZqKrXNc&ab_channel=petecha

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I have always loved "The Mighty Quinn" by Manfred Mann. Fun fact about the lead singer, Paul d'Abo: his daughter is actress Olivia d'Abo ("Law and Order: Criminal Intent"'s Nicole Wallace). Actress Maryam d'Abo ("The Living Daylights") is their cousin.
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"BACK in the New York Groove" * Ace Frehley

Bite the Big Apple

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMllm2xKoZ0&ab_channel=franjulientikaa

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Windy: The Association (who's tripping down the streets of the city...)

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"Stormy" * The Classics lV

Wondering why they were called that, when they number six.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18Sua_QTDs0&ab_channel=KlassikRocker

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"Walkin Back to Georgia"  by Jim Croce

  (he died too young RIP)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIJabiKOtCU

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"Tallahassee Lassie" * Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon

1959- Frederick Anthony Picariello Jr.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glbDLRDYgjs&ab_channel=RewindTony

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Li'l Red Riding Hood: Sam The Sham & The Pharoahs

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Twenty Flight Rock: Eddie Cochran

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"Hold On, I'm Coming" * Sam & Dave

Samuel David Moore & Dave Prater covering any distance to rescue you with soul music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_QC1rSURgE&ab_channel=Bocahin

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Wolverton Mountain: Claude King (I'll take my chances and climb that mountain).

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"Tobacco Road" * The Nashville Teens

God's Little Acre

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGuZY6NVXqU&ab_channel=74sodapop

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Happy New Year! The thing that I always loved about The Nashville Teens is that they were British.
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"Happy New Years to you too. Yea, sometimes one wonders if the Brits luv Americas Rock & Roll, Soul, R&B etc. more than us. I thinks they appreciate more."

"San Francisco Nights" * Eric Burdon & The Animals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWb5YQPlAJc&t=1s&ab_channel=RicardoAlencardeAzambuja

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WHAT'S INTERESTING IS SOME OF THE MUSIC WENT FROM THE U.S.(BLUES) TO BRITS & CAME BACK TO U.S. AS ROCK& ROLL.
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Re the Brits: **bleep** straight. The Beatles refused to play in segregated venues; it was in their contracts. That was to honor many of their musical heroes, who were Black. Later, when John Lennon made his statement about the Beatles being more popular than Jesus (Dumb, poorly worded, and needed to be placed in context..), the people who burned their records were egged on by religious leaders. In the same areas where people were forced to attend integrated concerts. At least one group took a different approach: How can this band be more effective at attracting people than we are? They issued a series of religious texts that brought the lessons of God into the modern world, and showed how they were, and will, always be relevant. The series was called Discovery, and I still have my set of them.