Sing Along With The Oldies (Lyrics Included)
Send Me Your Old Photos And I'll Try And Get You In A Video (Form Below)
OK, get ready to sing along with some rock and roll oldies.
If you've been to this page before and just want to get to the latest song, then click here.
If you're caught up in the Covid-19 pandemic, then you may want to click here to hear my song about it. It's called "Hello Virus" and is based on an old Conway Twitty song called "Hello Darlin'".
If you're not interested in that, then here are some thoughts on how this page came about.
I've got some time on my hands and hundreds of old songs that I strum on my 12 string and try to sing. I thought I'd challenge myself and see how I might get some of them in some format onto the Internet. That means learning to work with programs (apps) like Roxio, Vimeo, Moovly, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Windows 10 and probably a few others. (They're all an ongoing challenge!)
Over the years I've compiled a book with the words to all these songs (when I'm playing live), so people can sing along if they want. (I know you're not going to be "knocked out" by my voice, so it helps if you can try and drown me out!) So, when I decided to throw these up on the Internet, I also decided to include the words with the songs so that you could do that here as well. (Did I mention that they're in video format?)
So, here's what I think is going to happen. I'll compile these videos using some of my programs and when they're ready, I'll post them on the Social Media sites as well as here (one at a time). If you've signed up for RSS notices already, you'll get notified as they are added. If you haven't done that already, you can do that in the box below. If you're already on my email list, you'll likely get notified through an email when a song is released.
This page will likely change as I progress through this challenge but for now, this will have to do.
In fact, here's a change already: I'm going to put the most recent singalong song at the top, so the first one I did will now move to the bottom! Hope that makes sense.
Bonus For People Who Have Known Me...
If you have known me in the past, you'll have this bonus while singing along to these songs - the background pictures in the videos will be from my personal collection. So, you may see yourself or someone you know in the video!
Who knows, you could be famous! (Well that might be stretching it a little bit.) But click on the various songs and see if you're there or at least know some of the people involved in the videos.
Bonus For People Who Don't Know Me...
Send me 2 or 3 of your old photos and maybe I'll use them in the next song! Up until now (50 or more songs in) I have used photos from my past. I try and pick a photo that has some relationship to a line in the song. Sometimes it's easy and sometimes it hard and rather vague, but at least to me, most of them work. The problem now is that I find myself using some of the same photos over and over again, so I could use some new material.
That's where you come in.
Pick out 2 or 3 snaps from your past and send them to me through the form below and I'll add them to my collection and maybe you'll find yourself or some of your friends and family in one of my singalong videos. You won't likely become famous, but it might be worth a smile!
Send Me 2 Or 3 Old Snapshots
Send me some of your old photos from the past and maybe I'll be able to include them in my singalong videos.
If you're old fashioned (like me), and don't want to fill in forms, then you can just copy this email address onto an email and attach your photos to it: firstname.lastname@example.org. Just label the email "Singalong Snaps".
How Do I Pick A Picture?
I pick old rock and roll or country songs usually and because I provide the lyrics, I try and flash up a picture for each line of the song. It's difficult, but I try and make each picture "relate" to the line. So for example, if I was doing Elvis Presley's "Hound Dog", I might pick my friend's dog Emma for the first line - "You ain't nothin' but a hound dog".
That's her in the picture and obviously she's not a hound dog, but she is a dog, so she gets the gig!
So, if my warped mind can make a connection between your photo and the line in the song I'm doing, then it may appear in one of my songs. It's that simple.
Click the box above to get me the photos.
Here's The Latest One
Santa Maria - Join In!
Gimme Three Steps - A Lynyrd Skynyrd Song
Sing Along With The Monkeys - Daydream Believer
Before The Next Teardrop Falls
Travelin' Band - By CCR
Rock N Roll Music - A Classic
Shooting Star - Not Early Rock And Roll!
All American Boy - A Story
The Farmer's Song
Brand New Key By Melanie
Dream Baby - Roy Orbison
A Real Oldie - Da Doo Ron Ron
Sing Along To "Sunshine"
Slow Down - The Beatles
From The Hippie Era - Me And You And A Dog Named Blue
Sing "Jet Airliner"
I like It Like That - Sing Along
Let The Little Girl Dance
One Hit Wonder - Love Drops
Here's A "Bluesy" Number - Doing It Right (On The Wrong Side Of Town)
Glory Days - By "The Boss"
Here's A Story For You - Ode To Billy Joe
Nights In White Satin - Sing Along!
From The Psychedelic Era - Mellow Yellow
Tragedy Song - Last Kiss
Made Famous By The Band - The Shape I'm In
From The Dawn Of Rock And Roll - Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Here's An Oldie - You've Got What It Takes
This One Is "My Maria"
Sing Along To Endless Sleep
A Real Oldie - Be-Bop-A-Lula
Sing Along To "Rave On"
This One's Old - A Little Bit Of Soap
This One's Really Old - "Lotta Lovin"
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Here's An Old Rockabilly Song - Let's Have A Party
These Boots Are Made For Walking
Here's A Real Oldie - Itchy Twitchy Feeling
Crocodile Rock By Sir Elton John
Roll Over Beethoven - By The Beatles And Chuck Berry
Little Deuce Coupe - The Beach Boys
Here's "Can't You See That She's Mine"
Here's Rod Stewart's Hot Legs
Here's Tallahassee Lassie
Here's A Folksong - Greenback Dollar
For Halloween - The Monster Mash!
Sing Wonderful World
Here's Abigail Beecher
Let It Be - The Beatles
Sweet Nuthin's - From The Early 60's I Believe
Sing - Come A Little Bit Closer
Short Fat Fannie - An Early Rock Song
Hooked On A Feeling
A "Novelty" Song - Winchester Cathedral
A Little "Folk Music" - Blowin' In The Wind
I'm Going To Knock On Your Door
Cover Of The Rolling Stone
A Car Song - Little GTO
The Ballad Of John And Yoko
Margaritaville (For You "Parrotheads")
Love Is A Rose - Linda Ronstadt
Sea Cruise - Good Old Rock An Roll
Here's An English Rocker - The Young Ones
Hot Child In The City
This Has A "Catchy" Tune - Chick-A-Boom
Itchycoo Park (From The Psychedelic Era)
A Real Oldie - Bony Maronie
Sing Along To "Born To Be Wild"
This Is A Long, Slow Song - Sylvia's Mother By Dr. Hook
This Will Get Your Foot Tapping - Ruby Baby
Wasn't That A Party By The Irish Rovers
How About Rainy Day Women #12 and 35?
Here's an old "Slow Song" - You Better Move On
Here's Me And Bobby McGee
Sing Along With The Stones - Tumbling Dice
Sing Along With "Drip, Drop"
One Of Chuck Berry's Best - Johnny B. Goode
Crimson And Clover (From The Psychedelic Era)
The Weight By The Band
Honky-tonk Man - Country Classic
Here's An Oldie - C'mon Everybody
This One's By Richie Valens - "Come On Let's Go"
Here's Maggie Mae Originally By Rod Stewart
Here's "The Story Of My Life"
Going Way Back...Queen Of The Hop
Do You Remember "Drift Away" By Dobie Gray?
Old Time Rock And Roll - Sing Along To It!
This Is Shambala
Sing "OH Boy" With Me
Country Crossover/Blues Hit - Move It On Over
Here's CCR's Lodi
This One Is "Lover Please" By Clyde McPhatter
From The 60's - Little Honda
Here''s "Get Together" By The Youngbloods
Sing Along To - Bad Case Of Lovin' You
Here's Bottle Of Wine
Yet Another Sing Along - Searchin'
Here's An Old Country Crossover - Act Naturally
Here's Number 9 - Great Balls Of Fire
Here's The 8th One - Boys
Lucky #7 - Centerfield
Here's #6 - Summertime Blues
This Must Be Number Five - Brown Eyed Girl
Here's Number Four - Keep Your Hands To Yourself
Here's The Third One - Katmandu
Here's The Second One (An Easy Sing-Along) - Do Wah Diddy
OK, Here's The First One - Who'll Stop The Rain
I'll add the next one soon. Don't forget to sign up above so that you'll know when it's ready. It might be one of your favourites!
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Jun 23, 20 12:00 AM
You might not remember this one by Dee Clark but as they often said on American Bandstand - "It's got a good beat Dick".
Jun 08, 20 12:00 AM
Join me and my 12-string guitar and sing this 1976 hit.
May 27, 20 12:00 AM
Here's an old Lynyrd Skynyrd song for you to try. You'll at least be able to join in the chorus!
May 22, 20 12:00 AM
Here's an oldie for you. Join me and my 12-string and sing it out. Lyrics are included.
May 13, 20 12:00 AM
The lyrics are included, so sing along. (My apologies to any Spanish speakers who might try to sing along with me! My Spanish is not "buenos".)
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