and now for the songs — August 10, 2021

34) The Pozo-Seco Singers, “Time”

You know the phrase “achingly beautiful”? It perfectly describes this April 1966 #47 “hit” by the Corpus Christi pop/folk group.

“Time, oh time where did you go? Time, oh good, good time where did you go? . . . Some people never get, some never give, some people never die and some never live.”

35) Tintern Abbey, “Vacuum Cleaner”

The B-side to the December ’67 A-side titled “Bee Side.” Is that clear? “In any event, A + B were “arguably the finest one-off UK psychedelic 45 of all.” (Vernon Joynson, The Tapestry of Delights).

“Fix me up with your sweet dose, now I’m feelin’ like a ghost . . . let’s have it now girl, don’t you know I need it all the time . . . maybe now I’ll show some willin’ to help you with the house work, if you want to.” WTF?

36) France Gall, “Laisse Tomber les Filles”

A big star in France, the standout “ye-ye” girl (derived from the Beatles’s “yeah, yeah, yeah” refrain) sings a “brilliant rocker” that is “easily as good as any pop single produced in the U.S. or Great Britain at the time.” (Thom Jurek, All Music Guide).

“Stop messing around with the girls, you’ll have to pay for it one of these days [English translation].”

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