the-theme-is

A group music blog of weekly themes. Each week, the moderator will pick a new theme and the members will post songs that fit, especially rare gems others may have not heard before.

We will call attention to forgotten gems and songs that have stood the test of time!

(We wish to stand out from the other blogs out there with this collection of rarities.)


Blog Founder:
singinginthewire

Moderators:
Docmartn
Burlveneer
Yeeshkulmk2
WhatstheSound
EvilGirl333x2
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Posts tagged "45 rpm"
89 plays
Paul McCartney and Wings

45andsingle:

Artist: Paul McCartney and Wings
Track: Listen To What The Man Said
Album: 45 rpm single
Year: 1975
Theme: He Said She Said

Goodnight from the other side of the world, depending on where you are, it’s all relative, we’re all relatives. The wonder of it all baby.

1,729 plays
Blondie

45andsingle:

Artist: Blondie
Track: Dreaming
Album: 45 rpm single
Year: 1979 
The Theme Is: Dreams

No you are not dreaming, I just went out of town for the weekend.

Fade away, radiate

329 plays
Ain't No Sunshine

45andsingle:

Artist: Bill Withers
Track: Ain’t No Sunshine 23 
Album: 45 rpm single
Year: 1971 

The Theme Is: 70s Soul

209 plays

45andsingle:

Artist: NIRVANA
Track: Smells Like Teen Spirit
Album: 45 rpm single (picture disc) 
Year: 1991

The Theme Is: Why’s it called that?

Well, whatever, never mind.

475 plays
Led Zeppelin

45andsingle:

Artist: Led Zeppelin
Track: Hey Hey What Can I Do
Album: 45 rpm
Year: 1970

The Theme Is: Breakup Songs

I guess there’s just one thing a-left for me to do 

Gonna pack my bags and move on my way 

Cause I got a worried mind 

Sharin’ what I thought was mine 

Gonna leave her where the guitars play.

Sing it, Bob

439 plays
Mary Hopkin

45andsingle:

Artist: Mary Hopkin
Track: Goodbye
Album: 45 rpm
Year: 1969

The Theme Is: Breakup Songs

This and Come And Get It (Badfinger) are probably the two most Beatlesque songs Paul McCartney ever wrote for other artists.

20,811 plays
Elvis Presley

45andsingle:

Artist: Elvis Presley
Track: Suspicious Minds
Album: 45 rpm
Year: 1969 

The Theme Is: Breakup Songs

12,229 plays
The Chi-Lites

45andsingle:

Artist: The Chi-Lites
Track: Oh Girl
Album: 45 rpm
Year: 1972 

The Theme Is: Breakup Songs

46,559 plays
Gladys Knight And The Pips

45andsingle:

Artist: Gladys Knight And The Pips
Track: Neither One Of Us
Album: 45 rpm
Year: 1973 

The Theme Is: Breakup Songs

389 plays
Canned Heat,
45 rpm single

45andsingle:

Artist: Canned Heat
Track: Going Up The Country
Album: 45 rpm single
Year: 1968 

The Theme Is: Traveling Songs

293 plays
Scott McKenzie,
45 rpm single

45andsingle:

Artist: Scott McKenzie
Track: San Francisco
Album: 45 rpm single
Year: 1967

The Theme Is: Traveling Songs

And while I’m in that geographical vicinity, another traveling hippie song.

329 plays
The Mama's And The Papa's,
45 rpm single

45andsingle:

Artist: The Mama’s And The Papa’s
Track: California Dreamin’
Album: 45 rpm single
Year: 1965 

The Theme Is: Traveling Songs

1,609 plays
The Monkees,
45 rpm single

45andsingle:

Artist: The Monkees
Track: Last Train To Clarksville
Album: 45 rpm single
Year: 1966 

The Theme Is: Traveling Songs

739 plays
Dion,
45 rpm single

45andsingle:

Artist: Dion
Track: Runaround Sue
Album: 45 rpm single
Year: 1961 

The Theme Is: Traveling Songs

99 plays
The Country Hams,
45 rpm single

45andsingle:

Artist: The Country Hams
Track: Walking in the Park With Eloise
Album: 45 rpm single
Year: 1974

The Theme Is: Traveling Songs

[It takes a moment to start, but it does.]

Some of you may not know that this is Paul McCartney under The Country Hams guise. Here Paul plays the washboard  and along with the Wings members and Linda, they are joined by Floyd Carmer and Chet Atkins. This song was actually written by James McCartney, Paul’s father many many years ago. You can hear where the boy got his talent from.