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These are a few of my favourite songs

Updated on August 29, 2012

Jim Reeves

Elvis Presley

Cliff Richards

Singing is Fun

As long back as I can remember I associate spending time with my mother with singing. There was always the sound of music in the house. No matter where we were posted.

The thrill of having evening guitar cum song sessions is still one I look forward to. We didn't watch much TV those days. Considering that we had only one channel and that too in the evenings from 6 to 11pm only. We did not miss it.

There was always so much more to do. Personally a musical evening tops my list of fun things to do even today. Just a few like minded, some what musical friends getting together and making music is great.

The key to singing a song was learning the lyrics. Getting the lyrics was tough. We had no internet to download them from. I remember playing the cassette back and forth about five times to write down the lyrics of one song. I have song lyrics written in old notebooks that I began two decades ago.

When the first karaoke mics made their appearance it was magical. You could sing with music any time you wanted. There was no need to play the guitar. It was the kind of fun that would set a party swinging. The sing along is still one of the most popular musical activities.

The oldies were made to be resung. Unlike songs today which sound so flat without the accompanying music. The oldies just were musical all by themselves. Hum a tune and you will see what I mean. I still prefer singing the oldies at events today.

My favourite artists are Jim Reeves, Pat Boone, Elvis Presley and Cliff Richards. In fact I made my best friend in college because she knew and liked Pat Boone numbers. I may not have seen all the movies, but I sure loved their songs.

These days I'm giving my son exposure to the oldies. I don't want him growing up with out hearing all these fantastic numbers. Have put together a small collection of these amazing artists for you. Tell me who your favourite artist is.


And the winner is

My favourite is

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    • Reena Daruwalla profile image

      Reena Daruwalla 8 years ago from INDIA

      We were music snobs in college and fancied ourselves as rockers, so we used to listen to The Doors, Deep Purple, Queen, the Beatles. I am afraid we scorned the peppy pop of the day and refused to listen to any Cliff Richards at all.

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      cashmere 8 years ago from India

      Want to borrow some? better late than never!

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      Feline Prophet 8 years ago from India

      What a tough choice...and one I'm not even going to try to make! :)

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      cashmere 8 years ago from India

      I know, that's why I haven't yet voted!

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Great hub cashmere - took me back!

      FP - what?? no Elvis!!!

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      2patricias 8 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      Thanks for an entertaining hub. Back when Elvis was in the charts I was such a snob I ignored him. Then a few years ago I decided to write a novel (I've written it and am still editting) with one of the main characters being an Elvis fan. So I had to listen to a lot of his music - and now really like it.

      You are right - it is good to know the old songs (but also some new ones).

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      cashmere 8 years ago from India

      Music is universal. Everyone likes some kind of music.

      Shalini thanks for becoming a fan.

      2 patricias I'm glad you think Elvis is nice now!

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      marriedwoman 8 years ago

      i am an old soul and really like old music. it seems really soothing. good hub...

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      kiran8 8 years ago from Mangalore, India

      I loved Cliff Richrards while I was in college, esp songs like Dreaming, Carrie...

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      Candie V 8 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Cliff won't score very high cuz a lot of people don't remember him..but I do!! Loved him (back in the day).. I'm gonna have to find his songs again! Great list!

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      cashmere 8 years ago from India

      Thanks married woman. It is soothing.

      Kiran we used to sing "until the 9th of never!" And feel really romantic in school.

      Candie there are a lot of his numbers available on you tube!

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      goldentoad 8 years ago from Free and running....

      I dig Elvis!

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      KCC Big Country 8 years ago from Central Texas

      I didn't realize what a megastar Cliff Richard was until my husband told me. I knew him and loved him for a just a couple of hits back in the late 70s. That man has been producing number ones since the 50s! Having said all of that, I still voted for Jim Reeves. I had forgotten about "Bimbo" and it was such fun to listen to it. I grew up on old country music. Thanks!

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      Tammy Cornett 8 years ago from Ohio

      Another Elvis fan here, too...I grew up with my mom swooning over him everytime he came on TV, and we always had so many of his albums in the house...

      I'll have to check out some of the others, too--I know the names, but not the specific songs they sang...well, except for Cliff Richards, I do remember him from the 70's!

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      cashmere 8 years ago from India

      Golden Toad - You and me both do!

      KCC - Cliff was actually more popular than Pat in our home.

      Bimbo actually reminds me of my own son.

      Tamcor, my mom is a huge Elvis fan as well.

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      lyla 8 years ago from India

      Cashmere..I love Elvis..unfortunately,when I was young,I thought Cliff , Jim and PatBoone's songs were all cool.But now i know that Elvis was far ahead of his times and no wonder he is the King.:)

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      cashmere 8 years ago from India

      lyla, all of them were good in their own right. And one can enjoy the music of each one without feeling unfaithful today!

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      Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      I like this, I have a 50s playlist on my iPod. Okay, it's tough choosing but I'd have to go with Elvis for his sheer renown and number of hits. That said, I also like Pat Boone's April Love. :D

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      cashmere 8 years ago from India

      Great choice Cris. I also love April.

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      ESAHS 8 years ago

      "Nice !"

      "Two thumbs up!"

      CEO E.S.A.H.S. Association

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      badcompany99 8 years ago

      Deff the big E, loved Elvis !

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      Om Prakash Singh 8 years ago from India, Calcutta

      Hey there good list but you just forgot to name me there! Please complete the list, add my name. ;)

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      cashmere 8 years ago from India

      So Sorry! Never heard you sing before PP!

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      Om Prakash Singh 8 years ago from India, Calcutta

      O really you never heard me sing before? How said, you seem to have missed something in life. Ok I can sing one for you here! .......... ~!@#$%^&*()........

      So how was it??? Liked it?? I know you will! I think now you can add me to your list ;)

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      cashmere 8 years ago from India

      (Hands over ears) Stop Stop I'll add you!

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