Old Songs (English)

“Man on the Corner” – Genesis (1982). It is a song by British band Genesis, released on 5 March 1982. The song was written by Phil Collins. The lyrics describe a man who spends his days on a street corner, shouting at passersby.This is song about the homeless epidemic and society’s reluctance to help the homeless or find a resolution.

‘Super Trouper’- ABBA (1980). ‘Super Trouper’ at first called “Blinka lilla stjärna” (the Swedish title of nursery rhyme “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”), is a hit single for Swedish pop group ABBA, and was the title track from their 1980 studio album Super Trouper. ‘Super Trouper’ is included on the ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits compilation, as well as in the Mamma Mia! musical.

‘Take a Chance on Me’- ABBA (1978). It is sung by ABBA, released in 1978 (recorded on August 15, 1977). It is a single from their album, simply called ‘The Album’. The song has been featured on a number of ABBA compilations such as ‘ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits’.

‘Rasputin’- Boney M (1978). ‘Rasputin’, released in 1978, is the hit single in Boney M’s biggest-selling album, ‘Nightflight to Venus’, released in 1978. The disco band, Bonny M, was created by German record producer Frank Farian in 1975. Originally based in West Germany, the four original members of the group’s official line-up were Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett from Jamaica, Maizie Williams from Montserrat and Bobby Farrell from Aruba.

“Use ta Be My Girl” – The O’Jays (1978). It was a hit song by R&B vocal group The O’Jays. Released from their hit 1978 album, ‘So Full of Love’.

‘Ma Baker’-  Boney M (1977)‘Ma Baker’, released on May 02, 1977, was sung by German disco band Boney M. ‘Ma Baker’ was the first single of their second album ‘Love for Sale’.

“Daddy Cool”- Boney M (1976). It was released in May 1976 and included in Boney M’s debut album ‘Take The Heat Off Me’. It was the second Boney M. single and a  staple in disco music and Boney M.’s first UK hit.

“Sunny” – Boney M (1976). It was recorded by German euro disco group Boney M.(it is a disco cover version of Bobby Hebb’s 1966 hit).  It was taken from their 1976 debut album Take the Heat Off Me, following their breakthrough single “Daddy Cool” and was another major hit single that topped the German charts.

‘Dancing Queen’- ABBA (1976). ‘Dancing Queen’ is a pop song by ABBA, a Swedish pop group. The group, donned in traditional 18th Century costumes, first performed this song for King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden the night before he was married to Silvia Sommerlath on June 18, 1976. The song was formally released in August 1976, and is regarded as one of the most successful singles of the 1970s and Greatest Songs of All Time.

“You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine” – Lou Rawls (1976)This song is by R&B singer Lou Rawls on his 1976 album All Things in Time. The song proved to be Rawls’ breakthrough hit, reaching number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the R&B.

Mamma Mia- ABBA (1975). “Mamma Mia” was first released in Australia in August 1975.

‘Please Mr Postman’- The Carpenters (1975)

“Rock Your Baby” – George McCrae (1974). It was recorded by an American soul and disco singer.”Rock Your Baby”, became one of the first hits of the disco era in 1974, selling an estimated eleven million copies worldwide,[3] topping the charts in the U.S., UK, and eighty other countries.

‘I Beg Your Pardon, I Never Promised You Rose Garden’ (1970). This song was released in Oct 1970. But in this video, Lynn Anderson, an American country music singer, is singing her signature hit in 1973.

‘Sugar, Sugar’-The Archies (Original 1969 Music Video). “Sugar, Sugar” is one of 16 animated music segments created to be shown on “The Archie Comedy Hour” on CBS-TV in 1969, and the song is included on The Archies’ 2nd album, “Everything’s Archie,” also released in 1969.

‘Summer Wine’- 1967. Sung by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood.

Lyrics of Summer Wine. Sung by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood. It shows the lyrics and the song.

‘Something Stupid’ – Frank and Nancy Sinatra (1967). This song, written by C. Carson Parks (a folk singer in Los Angeles) and originally recorded in 1966 by Parks and his wife Gaile Foote, as “Carson and Gaile”.The recording was then brought to the attention of Frank Sinatra. The most successful and best known version of the song was issued by Frank and Nancy Sinatra in 1967 on Frank’s album ‘The World We Knew’.

‘I’m a Believer’ The Monkees (official music video)-31 Dec 1966

‘These Boots Are Made For Walking’-Nancy Sinatra (1966)

‘Downtown’-Petula Clark(1965)

‘My Boy Lollipop’- Millie Small (1964). Millicent Dolly May Small, also known simply as Millie, is a Jamaican singer-songwriter, best known for her 1964 cover version of “My Boy Lollipop”.

‘Lipstick on Your Collar’-Connie Francis (1959). ‘Lipstick on Your Collar’ is a song written by Edna Lewis (lyrics) and George Goehring (music) which was a 1959 hit single for Connie Francis.

 ‘Stupid Cupid’-Connie Francis (1958). ‘Stupid Cupid’ is a song written by Howard Greenfield and Neil Sedaka which became a hit for Connie Francis in 1958.

‘The House of Bamboo’-1958. Sung by Andy Williams

‘Diana’-Paul Anka (1957). ‘Diana’ sung by Paul Anka was released in 1957. The song given here is not the 1957 original version. Paul Anka re-recorded and re-released the song in 1963, and this is the 1963 version, which many people think is better than the original.

“Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)”-Doris Day (1956). This song was featured in the movie “The Man Who Knew Too Much” and won the 1956 Academy Award for “Best Original Song”.

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  1. khalid raja says:

    the songs link does not open

  2. Hasan Jawaid says:

    Good collection. You may want to consider these as well: ‘Sunny & Daddy Cool’ (I think they both were from Bony M), ‘You will never find another love like mine – Lou Rawls’, ‘Woman take me in your arms, rock your baby – George MCrae’. I don’t know if you heard ‘She used to be my girl – OJays and ‘Man standing on the corner’ from Genesis).
    But regardless, this is definitely a good collection.

    • Pak Native says:

      Thanks for recommending some more songs of 1970s and 80s. I have added these songs today. Thanks again.

      • Hasan Jawaid (USA) says:

        Thanks for adding them, I still listen to them from time to time. Here are few more: Band on the run & Let it be, both from Paul Mcartney. Third one is ‘O’ what a night – Frankie Valley and Four Seasons. Fourth one is ‘he is a magic man – heart’), next one is ‘hard of glass – blondie’) and yet another one is ‘Can’t live if living is without you – Mariah Carey, this one is a beauty. I am sure you would enjoy them all. But here is a true old classic one ‘Ramblin’ rose – Nat Cole King’.

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