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April 10, 2009 @ 6:00 am

My American Idol Song From 1964

Funny.  I don’t usually watch American Idol, but this is my second post in a month about it. (Update October 2016: I actually did start watching American Idol; I believe I started with the season after the one I referred to in this post. Wife watched it for years before as well, and we watched it together through its final season.)

I got this idea from “Leslie’s Blog” (link no longer works) on NaBloPoMo.  She said that the Idol contestants had to sing songs that were popular the year they were born, and she googled her own birth year and picked the song she liked best.

So, in my birth year, 1964, The Leader of the Pack, by Shangri Las was one that was popular.  It made me laugh, because I remember, when I was about 11 or so, my best friend loved that song and we used to sing it over and over.  It didn’t seem as corny then.  Not even the look out look out look out look out! part.

This YouTube video even has a cute touch of humor added (the original video doesn’t work anymore, but I found one with a recording of a live performance of the song):

Oh, and hey, this post kinda goes along with the NaBloPoMo “growing (up)” theme!


  1. Comment by steppingthru:

    That was hilarious and really brought back some memories. I was 14 in 1964 so I was really into the music “scene”. I had my little record player and dozens of record I bought with my allowance. Last year I bought some CD’s of 60’s and 70’s music and I love them. Oh what memories!

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  3. Comment by lifeischange:

    Hmmm . . . I guess I need to update a little bit. When I wrote this post, I didn’t watch American Idol regularly, but during Season 10, I became a huge fan, and I have four or five new artists whose CD’s I am excitedly anticipating!


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