Dan’s Script from 50th reunion:
Ladies and gentlemen,
Thanks for all your input! We were overwhelmed with your responses! Now relax and enjoy the UA Class of ’66 Top-10 Music Favorites!
Yeah…Marvin Gaye. Motown. Good choice!
“I Heard It Through the Grape Vine”
They call this “street corner singing”!
Dion and the Belmonts: “Runaround Sue”
Rolling Stone called this song the “best song of all time from the rock era”! Bob Dylan: “Like a Rolling Stone”
It seemed like we really liked our dance music. This song built Hitsville USA and Motown. Barry Gordon produced it.
The Contours: “Do You Love Me (Now That I Can Dance)?”
Speaking of great producers, Phil Spector produced this Righteous Brothers song with the best full minute of call and response of any song in history. "You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling”
Hey!? I thought we all liked being at UA high school?! Why was this song voted #5?!! One classmate veteran said this was a very popular song in Vietnam. We all understand wanting to get out of THAT place! The Animals: “We Gotta Get Out of This Place”
(In Dan’s best Ed Sullivan voice and posture): Right here, on our really big show, before we bring out the comedy of Dave Shelby, from London — The BEATLES!! “I Want To Hold Your Hand”
I told you we loved to dance! The ultimate garage band song! The Kingsmen: "Louie, Louie!”
A spelling lesson from Van Morrison and his Irish band THEM!! “Gloria”
What song was voted #1? Was it the Beatles? Dylan? Motown? Who??? THE STONES: "Satisfaction"