Friday, May 6, 2016

The Friday Five: Five “Head” Songs

A little hair of the dog for that blogging hangover from the A to Z Challenge. When I do these, I think of a prompt word and figure out all the songs that have it in the title, and pick five. Today, I got both “head” and “mind,” and decided to take them in alphabetical order. I’ll keep “mind” for another time, next week if I can remember it…

Goin’ Out Of My Head – Little Anthony and The Imperials From 1964, although this “performance” (they lip-sync this one) is from a mid-1970’s “Soul Train.” This rose to #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, #8 on the Cash Box survey, and #1 on the RPM survey.

Head Over Heels – Tears For Fears From 1985, as evidenced by the card catalog (remember those?). This went as high as #3 on the Hot 100 and the Cash Box survey. This is the official video.

Hold Your Head Up – Argent Their first single, from 1972, it reached #5 in both the US and UK. Rick Wakeman from Yes considers the organ solo the greatest ever.

Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head – BJ Thomas By Burt Bacharach and Hal David, from the 1969 movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. It won an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1970. BJ Thomas’s version topped the charts in the US, Canada and Norway but was only #38 in the UK; it was the first American #1 song of the Seventies.

Can’t Get It Out Of My Head – Electric Light Orchestra From their September 1974 album Eldorado, it was ELO’s first Top Ten single in the US.

And there’s your Friday Five for May 6, 2016. What other songs that feature the word “head” in the title can you think of?




from The Sound of One Hand Typing

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