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60’s Hit Song Revivals

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There have been a lot of 60’s hit song revivals recently and I heard that some of the artists of the day, who are now really old, are planning to release updated versions of their hit songs to reflect their age and to give us old folks a reason to look at our lives and have a laugh.

Of course it was fun growing up through the 50’s and 60’s, which were great decades when it came to music, but getting older is no joke and it’s good to look back at the good old days and reflect on the good times we had.

So if you still have them, dig out your 45’s and give them a spin. Maybe do a jive or the twist, but don’t go twisting something and break it in the process!

Anyway where was I… Getting older it’s easy to get distracted and lose your thread… Oh yes… Some of the artists of the 60’s are revising their hits with new lyrics to accommodate us aging baby boomers. Here are some of the new versions, which I can’t wait to hear. Well at least my hearing still works, mostly, even if everything else is falling apart…

  • Herman’s Hermits: Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Walker.
  • Ringo Starr: I Get By With a Little Help From Depends.
  • The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Hip.
  • Bobby Darin: Splish, Splash, I Was Havin’ a Flash.
  • Roberta Flack: The First Time Ever I Forgot Your Face.
  • Johnny Nash: I Can’t See Clearly Now.
  • Paul Simon: Fifty Ways to Lose Your Liver.
  • The Commodores: Once, Twice, Three Times to the Bathroom.
  • Marvin Gaye: Heard It Through the Grape Nuts.
  • Procol Harem: A Whiter Shade of Hair.
  • Leo Sayer: You Make Me Feel Like Napping.
  • The Temptations: Papa’s Got a Kidney Stone.
  • Abba: Denture Queen.
  • Tony Orlando: Knock 3 Times On The Ceiling If You Hear Me Fall.
  • Helen Reddy: I Am Woman, Hear Me Snore.
  • Leslie Gore: It’s My Procedure, and I’ll Cry If I Want To.

And my favorite:

  • Willie Nelson: On the Commode Again.

A few of those made me think of alternate versions for us old folk, like:

  • Splish, splash, I was taking a slash (and missed the target).
  • Knock 3 Times On The Ceiling If The Television Is Up Too Loud.

I’m sure you can think of some more… If so please let us know by leaving us a comment…

On the subject of the television being up too loud… My Mother-In-Law is living with us and on the path to dementure and hearing noises in her head. It’s usually the neighbours singing or screaming, so if she doesn’t call out “shut up” she retaliates by turning the television up to drown it out. The volume was on 98 the other week! Of course she is deaf as a post and nobody else can hear a thing, it’s all in her head. The neighbours usually quiet too. Oh the joys of getting old…


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