Five on Friday Set 90

Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 by Travis Cody in

Set 90?  Really?  Wow.  That's a lot of music over the last year and a half.

I guess this is a good time to share the ear worms I've had at various times over the last month.  There's sappy and there's silly and there's fluffy.  And then there's a couple with upbeat happy sounding melodies that are completely incongruous with the lyrics.

Hmmm...incongruous.  Can I use a $3 word like that on a Friday? 

Judges say...yes I can.

Alright then. 

Oh...I forgot to say that there is no blaming me if any of these get stuck in your head today.  

Here's the sappy...I Like Dreaming, written and performed by Kenny Nolan, 1977.

Here's one with a bright melody but a bit of a sad lyric...Goodbye Cruel World, written by Gloria Shayne, as performed by James Darren, 1961.

And a bit of silly...Henery the Eighth, by Fred Murray and R.P. Weston, as performed by Herman's Hermits, 1965.

Here's the fluffy...Tracy, by Lee Pockriss and Paul Vance, as performed by The Cufflinks, 1969.  I dare you not to smile, tap your feet, bob your head, and bah-bah-bah-bah-bah-bah right long when you listen to this one.

And here's the other one with a snappy fun melody incongruous with the lyric...Here Comes My Baby, written by Cat Stevens, as performed by The Tremeloes, 1967.

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Go forth and enjoy music!


  1. Now THAT is one fun set of songs Sir!

  1. Anonymous says:

    I would love a survery of exactly which song gets stuck in your readers' heads. I'm tapping my toes to Hen-er-y the Eighth, I am. Happy Friday.

  1. I have to admit to not really knowing these songs very well. I've heard them, I imagine. "I'm Henry the the vIII is the only one I could really remember anything about.

  1. Jamie says:

    Oh Poo!!! Now I've got 'enery buzzing in the brain. That one gets stuck regularly without your help. :-)

    I'm 'er 8th ol man named 'enery ... 'enery the 8th I'am

    Turn about is fair play: They're coming to take me away Hey! Hey!

  1. Cherie says:

    Great set, but I don't remember hearing "Goodbye Cruel World" before. Good thing I didn't hear it as a teenager. lol But I must say you inspired me. Your first two songs made me think of Bobby Darin, and there you go. I sort of Musical Progression variant. Have a great weekend!

  1. I used to dance to Henry the VIII in my playpen - I would get very animated as soon as the first notes came over the radio. And no wonder - who can sit still to that?

  1. a fantanstic set and I do not mind that they all are stuck in my head they are all great tunes to be running around.