A Million Memories …


A friend sent me this image after reading some of my posts about the impact music has on memory. How many times have you been taken back to a particular time, place or situation as you heard a certain song?

I have three special favorites that I’d like to share. I hope you’ll comment with your favorites.

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In 1958, Tommy Edwards had a number one hit in “It’s All In The Game.” Charles Dawes wrote the melody in 1911, and the song remained wordless until 1951, when Carl Sigman composed the lyrics. Aside from it being my all-time favorite, it has the distinction of being the only number one pop single written by a U.S. Vice President or Nobel Peace Prize winner. Charles Dawes was VP to Calvin Coolidge and a 1925 co-winner of the Peace Prize.

Jimmy Charles recorded “A Million To One” for his 1960 album. Phil Medley was the song’s writer. The song peaked at #5 on the Billboard Pop chart.   If you’ve never heard the song, it’s not about gambling odds.

“Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” was recorded by The Shirelles. It went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961. That’s even more notable because it was the first song recorded by an all-girl group to make it to number one in America. Originally released as Gerry Goffin and Carole King co-wrote the song, originally named, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” and it’s been recorded by a lot of other artists including Carole herself.

I’m done. It’s time for you to comment with your all-time favorite.