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I'm The Happiest Girl In The Whole USA, by Donna Fargo I believe
It stuck in my head when I was little and it seemed like I was the happiest (boy) in the whole USA
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1964--Shangri La   Still feel like a weepy teenager full of angst whenever I hear it.
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                              Do you Remember the group The Diamonds?  The Diamonds..   Performances 47 years apart FYI, the lead singer of the Diamonds is also the father of TOM HANKS.     If you were alive in 1957, and old enough to enjoy Rock and Roll, you will probably remember the group, "The Diamonds" who had just launched their super hit "Little Darlin' ". For you that are too young to remember - it was a time when the performers were happy, enjoying themselves, respecting their fans, dressed appropriately and their lyrics could be understood. They did not feel obligated to scream, eat the microphone, mumble inaudible lyrics or trash the set.   In 1957, The Diamonds had a hit with "Little Darlin". 47 years later, they were requested to perform at Atlantic City ... This link leads to both performances.   Watch the first one then scroll down for the new one 47 years later.   http://www.flixxy.com/the-diamonds-little-darlin-1957-2004..htm
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Sorry, no--not Tom Hanks' father.  This is an urban legend, easily checked out online. 
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   Little Darlin' by the Diamonds was my favorite song at that time, I still have the 45 rpm.

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Kathys Clown by the Everly Brothers.  Was going out with my first love Kathy at the time and it became our theme song.
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That's a no brainer.  Earth Angel by The Flamingos.  Need I say more?
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Great song but actually it was recorded by The Penguins. The Flamingos were famous for "I Only Have Eyes For You".
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Cry by Johnnie Ray. 1951-2

Stranger in Paradise from Kismet 1955
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earth angel---the penguins. "i only have eyes for you', the flamingos
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AFTER THE LOVIN  BY ENGLEBERT HUMBERDINK
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Stardust -  stil runs a shiver up and down my spine
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I Will Always Love You, by Dolly Parton. For personal reasons 1970-71 was a very difficult time. To this day when I hear her sing that song it brings back everything as tho it was yesterday.
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Dolly Pardon singing Rocking Chair. This song says it all.
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M'appari, sung by Richard Tucker, it's one of those songs that makes you stop and listen, and your glad you did.
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And they call it puppy love,brings back memories when I was 16 and very much in love
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n Response to What Song brings back memories:
What song evokes the strongest memories for you
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Once upon a time
Once when you were mine
I remember skies
Reflected in your eyes
I wonder where you are
I wonder if you
Think about me
Once upon a time
"In your wildest dreams"  by the Moody Blues. Brings tears to my eyes everytime I hear it.
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Love this one also.  Now that I lost most of my hearing, doesn't sound the same, but evokes those warm emotions.

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Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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Alone Again (Naturally) by
Gilbert O'Sullivan

 

My first summer job was walking around in the hot Tulsa sun hanging advertisements on people's front doorknobs. As miserable as that might sound, it was actually very peaceful and beautiful... and during a time when things were looking very positive. I had just met my future (& now present!) husband about 6 months before that. This song was constantly playing on the radio all day as I walked through these idyllic neighborhoods. I guess I never really paid attention to how depressing the words actually are, but the melody & instrumentation & vocal sound just really hit that sweet spot in my brain with an amazingly calming, positive effect even to this day. When I hear it now, I'm right back there feeling the warm sun on my skin & feeling those same emotions. I really hope that Gilbert O'Sullivan has positive feelings now too when he hears his song, if it was in any way autobiographical. At the very least, I hope he made some good royalties instead of getting ripped off by record companies, like so many other songwriters have!

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Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven 

This one touches me so much that I want to have it played at my wake when I start up that stairway.

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Just Walk Away Renee by The Left Bank:

 

Your name and mine inside a heart upon a wall
Still finds a way to haunt me, though they're so small

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AS LONG AS I HAVE YOU BY ELVIS. THIS WAS THE FIRST SONG MY LATE  WIFE AND I DANCED TO IN 2001.
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When A Man Loves a Woman  Percy Sledge.

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Wow  so many great answers and I love your stories that go with them !   thank you all for sharing !

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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I remember the song by Chicago "Old Days". It's very nostalgic..."old days, good times I remember..."

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Put Your Head On My Shoulder

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Put your head on my Shoulder               
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Love that song - and everything else Paul Anka recorded
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