10. 'Navy Blue,' Diane Renay
I'm suggesting this as the Naval Academy's new fight song.
9. 'What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am),' the Tams
Is there a more rational way to end a relationship than to say, "You build me up then you let me down"?
8. 'California Sun,' the Rivieras
This one is popular, of course. It has been covered by, among others, the Ramones, Los Straitjackets and, yes, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys (well, on the "Curious George 2" movie soundtrack album, but it still counts).
7. 'Hey Little Cobra,' the Rip Chords
Ah, the age of the hot rod songs.
6. 'Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um,' Major Lance
Curtis Mayfield wrote this instant sing-along.
5. 'Java,' Al Hirt
Someone needs to bring the trumpet back. Quickly.
4. 'You Don't Own Me,' Lesley Gore
Gore was 17 when she recorded this song. Really.
3. 'Dawn (Go Away),' Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
Do you think Dawn took their advice?
2. 'She Loves You,' the Beatles
The song that launched the Fab Four.
1. 'I Want to Hold Your Hand,' the beatles
Oh, and they had this other song the same year, too.
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