Artistes & chansons en anglais – Le Top des années 60 – Rock, Pop, Rétro, R&B volume 1

Découvrez 12 artistes et 28 chansons en anglais qui ont marqué les années 60. Nous proposons dans l’article une vidéo et les paroles pour chaque chanson présentée ainsi qu’une playlist sur Spotify.

Les chansons plus bas vont tous se retrouver dans la playlist sur les années 60 créée sur Spotify.

Radiolegende.com – 60’s – Discover Best Songs of the 60’s

La playlist n’est pas terminée. Il est prévu d’ajouter d’autres chansons sur les années 60. 

 

1910 Fruitgum Company (1 chanson)

1, 2, 3, Red Light 1910 Fruitgum Company 1, 2, 3, Red Light 1968

La chanson s’est retrouvée en 5e position dans le Billboard Hot 100 pendant 13 semaines. 

  
Everytime I try to prove I love you
1, 2, 3 red light stops me
Baby you ain’t right to stop me
1, 2, 3 red light stops me
 
Everytime I make a move to love you
1, 2, 3 red light don’t stop me
Baby every night you stop me
1, 2, 3 red light
 
Stop the game (stop the game)
You got too much to lose (too much to lose)
If you stop me again
That’s when we might end
So please don’t refuse (please don’t refuse)
 
Everytime I make a move to love you
1, 2, 3 red light don’t stop me
Baby you ain’t right to stop me
1, 2, 3 red light don’t stop me
 
Everytime I try to prove I love you
1, 2, 3 red light don’t stop me
When I know I’m right don’t stop me
1, 2, 3 red light
Everytime I make a move to love you
1, 2, 3 red light don’t stop me
Baby you ain’t right to stop me
1, 2, 3, red light
 
 
 
The 5th Dimension (2 chansons)
 
Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In 5th Dimension (The) The Age of Aquarius 1969

La chanson est un medley de 2 chansons qui ont été créées en 1967 pour la comédie musicale rock Hair. La version du groupe s’est retrouvée dans le Hot 100 Billboard. La comédie musicale Hair a aussi été adaptée au cinéma en 1979. 

 

When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius
Age of Aquarius
Aquarius
Aquarius
Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions
Golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revelation
And the mind’s true liberation
Aquarius
Aquarius
When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius
Age of Aquarius
Aquarius
Aquarius
Aquarius
Aquarius
Let the sunshine, let the sunshine in, the sunshine in
Let the sunshine, let the sunshine in, the sunshine in
Let the sunshine, let the sunshine in, the sunshine in
Oh, let it shine, c’mon
Now everybody just sing along
Let the sun shine in
Open up your heart and let it shine on in
When you are lonely, let it shine on
Got to open up your heart and let it shine on in
And when you feel like you’ve been mistreated
And your friends turn away
Just open your heart, and shine it on in
 

Wedding Bell Blues 5th Dimension (The) The Age of Aquarius 1969

La chanson a obtenu un immense succès. Elle s’est retrouvée no 1 dans le Billboard Hot 100. 

Bill I love you so
I always will
I look at you and see
the passion eyes of May
Oh but am I ever gonna see
my wedding day?
Oh I was on your side Bill
when you were losin’
I’d never scheme or lie Bill
There’s been no foolin’
but kisses and love won’t carry me
till you marry me Bill
Bill I love you so
I always will
and in your voice I hear
a choir of carousels
Oh but am I ever gonna hear
my wedding bells?
I was the one came runnin’
when you were lonely
I haven’t lived one day
not loving you only
but kisses and love won’t carry me
till you marry me Bill
Bill I love you so
I always will
and though devotion rules my heart
I take no bows
Oh but Bill you know
I wanna take my wedding vows
Come on Bill
Come on Bill
I got the wedding bell blues
 
 
 
Aaron Neville (1 chanson)

Tell It Like It Is Aaron Neville Tell It Like It Is 1966

La chanson se classe en 2e position dans le Billboard Top 100. 

If you want something to play with

Go and find yourself a toy
Baby, my time is too expensive
And I’m not a little boy
If you are serious
Don’t play with my heart, it makes me furious
But if want me to love you
Then, baby, I will, girl, you know I will
Tell it like it is
Don’t be ashamed to let your conscience be your guide
But I-I-I-I-I know deep down inside of me
I believe you love me, forget your foolish pride
Life is too short to have sorrow
You may be here today and gone tomorrow
You might as well get what you want
So go on and live, baby, go on and live
Tell it like it is
I’m nothing to play with, go and find yourself a toy
But I-I-I-I-I
Tell it like it is
My time is too expensive
And I’m not your little boy, mmm tell it like it is
  
 
 
The Allman Brothers Band (1 chanson)

Whipping Post Allman Brothers Band (The) The Allman Brothers Band 1969

La chanson a été écrite par Gregg Allman. 

 
I’ve been run down and I’ve been lied to.
And I don’t know why, I let that mean woman make me a fool.
She took all my money, wrecks my new car.
Now she’s with one of my good time buddies,
They’re drinkin in some cross-town bar.
Sometimes I feel, sometimes I feel,
Like I been tied to the whippin’ post.
Tied to the whippin’ post, tied to the whippin’ post.
Good Lord, I feel like I’m dyin’.
My friends tell me, that I’ve been such a fool.
 
 
But I had to stand by and take it baby, all for lovin’ you.
Drown myself in sorrow as I look at what you’ve done.
But nothing seemed to change, the bad times stayed the same,
And I can’t run.
Sometimes I feel, sometimes I feel,
Like I been tied to the whippin’ post.
Tied to the whippin’ post, tied to the whippin’ post.
Good Lord, I feel like I’m dyin’.
Sometimes I feel, sometimes I feel,
Like I been tied to the whippin’ post.
Tied to the whippin’ post, tied to the whippin’ post.
Good Lord, I feel like I’m dyin’.
 
 
 
Andy William (4 chansons)

Moon River Andy Williams Moon River and Other Great Movie Themes 1962

La chanson est une reprise. Moon River a été interprété au départ par Audrey Hepburn pour le film Breakfast at Tiffany’s sorti en 1961. La musique a été composée par Henry Mancini. La chanson a obtenu un Oscar de la meilleur chanson originale en 1962. 

Moon river wider than a mile
I’m crossin’ you in style someday
Old dream maker, you heartbreaker
Wherever you’re goin’, I’m goin’ your way

Two drifters, off to see the world
There’s such a lot of world to see
We’re after the same rainbow’s end, waitin’ ’round the bend
My huckleberry friend, Moon River, and me

Oh dream maker, you heart breaker
Wherever you’re goin’, I’m goin’ your way

We’re after the same rainbow’s end,
Waitin’ ’round the bend
My huckleberry friend, moon river, and me

 

 

A Summer Place Andy Williams Moon River and Other Great Movie Themes 1962
 
La chanson A summer Place a été créé pour le film du même nom sorti en 1959. La partie vocale et instrumentale ont été reprises par plusieurs artistes. La version instrumentale la plus populaire est celle de Percy Faith qui s’est retrouvée dans le Billboard Hot 100. 
 
 
There’s a summer place
Where it may rain or storm
Yet I’m safe and warm
For within that summer place
Your arms reach out to me
And my heart is free from all care
For it knows
There are no gloomy skies
When seen through the eyes
Of those who are blessed with love
And the sweet secret of
A summer place
Is that it’s anywhere
When two people share
All their hopes
All their dreams
All their love
 
And the sweet secret of a summer place
Is that it’s anywhere
When two people share
All their hopes
All their dreams, all their love
 
 

Can’t Get Used to Losing You Andy Williams Can’t Get Used to Losing You 1963

C’est la version d’Andy Williams qui a obtenu un immense succès. Elle a obtenu la 2e place dans le Billboard Hot 100. La chanson a été reprise par plusieurs artistes : The Beat, Patti Page, Bobby Darin, Julie London, Paul Anka, etc. 

Guess there’s no use in hangin’ ’round
Guess I’ll get dressed and do the town
I’ll find some crowded avenue
Though it will be empty without you

Can’t get used to losin’ you
No matter what I try to do
Gonna live my whole life through
Loving you

Called up some girl I used to know
After I heard her say « Hello »
Couldn’t think of anything to say
Since you’re gone it happens every day

Can’t get used to losin’ you
No matter what I try to do
Gonna live my whole life through
Loving you

I’ll find somebody, wait and see
Who am I kiddin’, only me
‘Cause no one else could take your place
Guess that I am just a hopeless case

Can’t get used to losin’ you
No matter what I try to do
Gonna live my whole life through
Loving you

 I can’t get used to losin’ you
No matter what I try to do
Gonna live my whole life through
Loving you

 

 

Love Theme from Romeo and Juilet (A Time for Us) Andy Williams Get Together with Andy Williams 1969

La chanson a été connue sous deux titres : A Time for Us et Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet. Il existe une version instrumentale qui a été arrangée par Henry Mancini. Elle a été créée pour le film Romeo and Juliet sorti en 1968. La version instrumentale s’est retrouvée no 1 dans le Billboard Hot 100. 

A time for us, someday there’ll be
When chains are torn by courage born of a love that’s free
A time when dreams, so long denied
Can flourish as we unveil the love we now must hide
 
A time for us at last to see
A life worthwhile for you and me
And with our love through tears and thorns
We will endure as we pass surely through every storm
A time for us, someday there’ll be
A new world, a world of shining hope for you and me
A time for us at last to see
A life worthwhile for you and me
And with our love through tears and thorns
We will endure as we pass surely through every storm
A time for us, someday there’ll be
A new world, a world of shining hope for you and me
 
 
 
The Animals (5 chansons)

House of The Rising Sun Animals (The) The Animals 1964

La chanson est une reprise. Plusieurs artistes l’ont interprétée avant d’être popularisée par le groupe The Animals. 

 

There is a house in New Orleans
They call the Rising Sun
And it’s been the ruin of many a poor boy
And God I know I’m one

My mother was a tailor
She sewed my new bluejeans
My father was a gamblin’ man
Down in New Orleans

Now the only thing a gambler needs
Is a suitcase and trunk
And the only time he’s satisfied
Is when he’s on, a drunk

Oh mother tell your children
Not to do what I have done
Spend your lives in sin and misery
In the House of the Rising Sun

Well, I got one foot on the platform
The other foot on the train
I’m goin’ back to New Orleans
To wear that ball and chain

Well, there is a house in New Orleans
They call the Rising Sun
And it’s been the ruin of many a poor boy
And God I know I’m one

 
 

Boom Boom Animals (The) The Animals 1964

La chanson est une reprise. Elle a été écrite et interprété par John Lee Hooker en 1962. La version de John Lee Hooker s’est retrouvée en 60e dans le Billboard Hot 100.

Boom boom boom boom
Gonna shoot you right down
Take you in my arms
I’m in love with you
Love that is true
Boom boom boom boom
I like the way you walk
I like the way you talk
When you walk that walk
And you talk that talk
You knock me out
Right off of my feet
C’mon and shake, Shake it baby
Shake it up baby, Shake it baby
C’mon now baby, Shake it baby
I don’t mean maybe, Shake it baby
You’re driving me crazy, Shake it baby
C’mon, c’mon, Shake it baby
All right, all right…

The way you walk
The way you talk
When you walkin’ that walk
And talkin’ that talk
You knock me out
Right off of my feet
I need you right now
I mean right now
I don’t mean tomorrow
I mean right now
C’mon, c’mon
C’mon shake it up baby
C’mon and shake, Shake it baby
Shake it up baby, Shake it baby
C’mon now baby, Shake it baby
C’mon, c’mon, Shake it baby
All right, all right

 

 

Around and Around Animals (The) The Animals 1964

La chanson est une reprise. Au départ, elle a été écrite et interprété par Chuck Berry en 1958. La chanson a aussi été reprise par The Rolling Stones en 1964 et par David Bowie en 1973. 

They said the joint was rockin’
Goin’ ’round and ’round
Oh baby
With that crazy sound
And it never stopped rockin’
Til the moon went down
You know it sounds so sweet
I gotta take me a chance
Rose out of my seat
You know I had to dance
Started movin’ my feet
Oh, clappin’ my hands
And we kept on rockin’
Goin’ ’round and ’round
Oh baby
With that crazy sound
And it never stopped rockin’
Til the moon went down
And we kept on rockin’
Goin’ ’round and ’round
Oh baby
With that crazy sound
And it never stopped rockin’
Til the moon went down
Twelve o’clock
And the place was packed
Twelve o’clock
And we kept on rockin’
Goin’ ’round and ’round
Oh baby
With that crazy sound
And it never stopped rockin’
Til the moon went down
And we kept on rockin’
Goin’ ’round and ’round
Oh baby
With that crazy sound
And it never stopped rockin’
Til the moon went down

 

 

I’m Crying Animals (The) The Animals on Tour 1965

La chanson a été écrite par le chanteur du groupe The Animals Eric Burdon. Elle s’est retrouvé dans le Billboard Hot 100 en 19e place. 

I don’t hear your knock upon my door
I don’t have your lovin’ anymore
Since you been gone I’m a-hurtin’ inside
Well I want you baby by my side, Yeah
I’m cryin’, I’m cryin’
Hear me cryin’ baby
Hear me cryin’
Im lonely and blue baby every night
Yeah, you know you didn’t treat me right
And now my tears begin to fall
Well I want you baby and that’s all
I’m cryin’, I’m cryin’
Hear me cryin’ baby
Hear me cryin’
I don’t hear your knock upon my door
I don’t have your lovin’ anymore
Since you been gone I’m hurtin’ inside, yeah
Well I want you baby by my side
But I’m cryin’, you know I’m cryin’
Hear me cryin’ baby
Hear me crying
Hear me crying

 

 

Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood Animals (The) Animal Tracks 1965

La chanson est une reprise. Au départ, elle a été interprétée par Nina Simone qui l’enregistra en 1964. Il y a aussi la version disco latine de Santa Esmeralda en 1977 qui a obtenu un immense succès. La version de The Animals fait partie des 500 plus grandes chansons de tous les temps du magazine Rolling Stone.

Baby, do you understand me now
Sometimes I feel a little mad
Well don’t you know that no-one alive
Can always be an angel
When things go wrong I seem to be bad
I’m just a soul who’s intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood
Baby, sometimes I’m so carefree
With a joy that’s hard to hide
And sometimes it seems that
All I have to do is worry
And then you’re bound to see my other side
I’m just a soul who’s intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood
If I seem edgy, I want you to know
That I never mean to take it out on you
Life has it’s problems and I get my share
And that’s one thing I never mean to do
Cause I love you
Oh, oh, oh, baby, don’t you know I’m human
Have thoughts like any other one
Sometimes I find myself alone and regretting
Some foolish thing, some little simple thing I’ve done
I’m just a soul who’s intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood
Yes, I’m just a soul who’s intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood
Yes, I’m just a soul who’s intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood
Yes, I’m just a soul who’s intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood
 
 
 
Ann Peebles (1 chanson)

Walk Away Ann Peebles This Is Ann Peebles 1969
 
 
Heartaches and tears
Each and everyday
Just don’t make sense
For me to live this way
I’ve got to stop crying
Get up oh yeah and walk away, walk away
Day, after day
It’s getting so hard to bare
Lord I’m sittin’ smack dab in the middle
Hey of a three way love affair
And it don’t do me no good to cry
After a while, I got to get up and walk away
Just walk away
They’ll keep on telling me
So time brings about a change
Time is standing so still for me
I can’t wait no longer, I can’t even cry no more
Why don’t you take the chains from my heart, and set me free
Day, after day
It’s getting so hard for me to bare
Lord, I’m sittin’ smack dab in the middle
Lord of a three way love affair
And it don’t do me no good to cry
After a while I got to get up and walk away
Walk away
Oh I’ve got to walk away
 
 
 
The Archies (1 chanson)

Sugar Sugar Archies (The) Everything’s Archie 1969
 Le groupe The Archies est fictif. La chanson a été créée pour un dessin animé The Archie Show à la télévision. La chanson va se retrouver no 1 dans le Billboard Top 100.  Le refrain a été utilisé dans Candy Girl (Sugar Sugar) du groupe Inner circle en 2009. 
 
 
Sugar, ah honey honey
You are my candy girl
And you got me wanting you
Honey, ah sugar sugar
You are my candy girl
And you’ve got me wanting you
I just can’t believe the loveliness of loving you
(I just can’t believe it’s true)
I just can’t believe the one to love this feeling to
(I just can’t believe it’s true)
Ah sugar, ah honey honey
You are my candy girl
And you’ve got me wanting you
Ah honey, ah sugar sugar
You are my candy girl
And you’ve got me wanting you
When I kissed you, girl, I knew how sweet a kiss could be
(I know how sweet a kiss can be)
Like the summer sunshine pour your sweetness over me
(Pour your sweetness over me)
Oh sugar, pour a little sugar on it honey
Pour a little sugar on it baby
I’m gonna make your life so sweet, yeah yeah yeah
Pour a little sugar on it oh yeah
Pour a little sugar on it honey
Pour a little sugar on it baby
I’m gonna make your life so sweet, yeah yeah yeah
Pour a little sugar on it honey
Ah sugar, ah honey honey
You are my candy girl
And you’ve got me wanting you
Oh honey, honey, sugar sugar
(Honey, honey, sugar sugar)
You are my candy girl
 
 
 
Aretha Franklin (5 chansons)

Respect Aretha Franklin I Never Loved a Man 1967

La chanson est une reprise. Elle a été écrite et interprétée au départ par Otis Redding en 1965. La version Aretha Franklin s’est retrouvée en première position dans le Billboard Hot 100. Cette dernière a obtenu la 5e place dans la liste des 500 plus belles chansons de tous les temps du magazine Rolling Stone. La chanson a été reprise par Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Ike and Tina Turner, Ann Peebles, etc.  

 
What you want
Baby, I got it
What you need
Do you know I got it
All I’m askin’
Is for a little respect when you get home (just a little bit)
Hey baby (just a little bit) when you get home
(Just a little bit) mister (just a little bit)
I ain’t gonna do you wrong while you’re gone
Ain’t gonna do you wrong cause I don’t wanna
All I’m askin’
Is for a little respect when you come home (just a little bit)
Baby (just a little bit) when you get home (just a little bit)
Yeah (just a little bit)
I’m about to give you all of my money
And all I’m askin’ in return, honey
Is to give me my propers
When you get home (just a, just a, just a, just a)
Yeah baby (just a, just a, just a, just a)
When you get home (just a little bit)
Yeah (just a little bit)
Ooo, your kisses
Sweeter than honey
And guess what?
So is my money
All I want you to do for me
Is give it to me when you get home (re, re, re ,re)
Yeah baby (re, re, re ,re)
Whip it to me (respect, just a little bit)
When you get home, now (just a little bit)
R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Find out what it means to me
R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Take care, TCB
Oh (sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me)
A little respect (sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me)
Whoa, babe (just a little bit)
A little respect (just a little bit)
I get tired (just a little bit)
Keep on tryin’ (just a little bit)
You’re runnin’ out of fools (just a little bit)
And I ain’t lyin’ (just a little bit)
(Re, re, re, re) when you come home
(Re, re, re ,re) ‘spect
Or you might walk in (respect, just a little bit)
And find out I’m gone (just a little bit)
I got to have (just a little bit)
A little respect (just a little bit)
 
 

Chain of Fools Aretha Franklin Lady Soul 1967
 
 La chanson va atteindre la 2e place dans le Billboard Hot 100. Grâce à sa performance, Aretha Franklin obtenu son deuxième Grammy pour la meilleur prestation vocale R&B féminine en 1969. Elle va aussi faire partie de la liste des 500 plus grandes chansons de tous les temps selon le magazine Rolling Stone. 
 
 
Chain, chain, chain
(Chain, chain, chain)
Chain, chain, chain
(Chain, chain, chain)
Chain, chain, chain
(Chain, chain, chain)
(Chain of fools)
For five long years
I thought you were my man
But I found out, I’m just a link in your chain
Oh, you got me where you want me
I ain’t nothin’ but your fool
Ya treated me mean
Oh you treated me cruel
Chain, chain, chain
(Chain, chain, chain
Chain of fools)
Every chain, has got a weak link
I might be weak child, but I’ll give you strength
Oh, babe
(Woo, woo, woo, woo)
You told me to leave you alone
(Ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo)
My father said ‘Come on home’
(Ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo)
My doctor said ‘Take it easy’
(Ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo)
Oh but your lovin is just too strong
(Ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo)
I’m added to your
Chain, chain, chain
(Chain, chain, chain)
Chain, chain, chain
(Chain chain, chain)
Chain, chain, chain
(Chain, chain, chain)
Chain of fools
Oh, one of these mornings
The chain is gonna break
But up until the day
I’m gonna take all I can take, oh babe
Chain, chain, chain
(Chain, chain, chain)
Chain, chain, chain
(Chain, chain, chain)
Chain, chain, chain
(Chain, chain, chain)
(Chain of fools)
Oh!
(Chain, chain, chain, chain, chain, chain, chain)
(Chain, chain, chain)
Oh-oh!
(Chain, chain, chain, -ain, ain, ain, ain)
Your chain of fools
 
 

Think Aretha Franklin Aretha Now 1968
 
La chanson a été écrite par Aretha Franklin. La chanson a atteint la 7e place dans le Billboard Top 100. Katharine McPhee va reprendre la chanson et sa version va atteindre la 90e place dans le Billboard Top 100. 
 
 
You better think (think) 
Think about what you’re trying to do to me
Think (think, think)
Let your mind go, let yourself be free
Let’s go back, let’s go back
Let’s go way on back when
I didn’t even know you
You couldn’t have been too much more than ten (just a child)
I ain’t no psychiatrist, I ain’t no doctor with degrees
It don’t take too much high IQ’s 
To see what you’re doing to me
You better think (think) 
Think about what you’re trying to do to me
Yeah, think (think, think) 
Let your mind go, let yourself be free
Oh, freedom (freedom), freedom (freedom)
Oh, freedom, yeah, freedom
Freedom (freedom), freedom (freedom)
Freedom, oh freedom
Hey, think about it, think about it
There ain’t nothing you could ask 
I could answer you but I won’t (I won’t)
I was gonna change, but I’m not 
To keep doing things I don’t
You better think (think) 
Think about what you’re trying to do to me
Think (think)
Let your mind go, let yourself be free
People walking around everyday 
Playing games, taking score
Trying to make other people lose their minds
Ah, be careful you don’t lose yours, oh
Think (think) 
Think about what you’re trying to do to me, ooh
Think (think)
Let your mind go, let yourself be free
You need me (need me) 
And I need you (don’t you know)
Without each other there ain’t nothing people can do, oh
Think about it, baby (What are you trying to do me)
Yeah, oh baby, think about it now, yeah
(Think about, ah me, think about, ah me)
(Think about, ah me, think about, ah me)
Oh, come on, baby
 
 

I Say a Little Prayer Aretha Franklin Aretha Now 1968

La chanson est une reprise. Elle a été interprété au départ par Dionne Warwick  sous le titre I Say a Little Prayer for You en 1967. Cette première version a atteint la 4e place dans le Billboard Hot 100. La version d’Aretha Franklin a atteint la 10e place dans le Billboard Hot 100. La chanson a été reprise par plusieurs artistes dont Anne Murray en duo avec Glen Campbell, Diana King, Natalie Cole, Al Green, etc. 

 
The moment I wake up
Before I put on my makeup
I say a little pray for you
While combing my hair now
And wondering what dress to wear now
I say a little prayer for you
Forever and ever, you’ll stay in my heart
And I will love you
Forever and ever, we never will part
Oh, how I love you
Together, forever, that’s how it must be
To live without you
Would only mean heartbreak for me
I run for the bus, dear
While riding I think of us, dear
I say a little prayer for you
At work I just take time
And all through my coffee break time
I say a little prayer for you
Forever and ever, you’ll stay in my heart
And I will love you
Forever and ever we never will part
Oh, how I’ll love you
Together, forever, that’s how it must be
To live without you
Would only mean heartbreak for me
I say a little prayer for you
I say a little prayer for you
My darling, believe me
(Believe me)
For me there is no one but you
Please love me too
(Answer his pray)
And I’m in love with you
(Answer his pray)
Answer my prayer now, babe
(Answer his pray)
Forever and ever, you’ll stay in my heart
And I will love you
Forever and ever we never will part
Oh, how I’ll love you
Together, forever, that’s how it must be
To live without you
Would only mean heartbreak for me
 
 

(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman Aretha Franklin Lady Soul 1968
 
Aretha Franklin est la première à enregistrer la chanson. Cette dernière a été écrite par Carole King et Gerry Goffin. La chanson a atteint la 8e place dans le Billboard Hot 100. Plusieurs chanteuses ont reprise la chanson dont Mary J. Blige, Céline Dion ainsi que Carole King.   
 
 
Looking out on the morning rain
I used to feel so uninspired
And when I knew I had to face another day
Lord, it made me feel so tired
Before the day I met you, life was so unkind
But your the key to my peace of mind
‘Cause you make me feel,
You make me feel,
You make me feel like
A natural woman
When my soul was in the lost and found
You came along to claim it
I didn’t know just what was wrong with me
Till your kiss helped me name it
Now I’m no longer doubtful, of what I’m living for
And if I make you happy I don’t need to do more
‘Cause you make me feel,
You make me feel,
You make me feel like
A natural woman
Oh, baby, what you’ve done to me
You make me feel so good inside
And I just want to be, close to you
You make me feel so alive
You make me feel,
You make me feel,
You make me feel like
A natural woman
You make me feel
You make me feel
You make me feel like a natural woman
You make me feel
You make me feel
 
 
 
B.B. King (3 chansons)

How Blue Can You Get? B.B. King How Blue Can You Get? – Single 1964

La chanson est une reprise. Elle a été interprétée et enregistrée par Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers en 1949. La version de B.B. King a atteint la 97e place dans le Billboard Hot 100. La chanson a été reprises par plusieurs artistes dont Fleetwood Mac et Cyndi Lauper. 

 
 
I’ve been downhearted baby 
Ever since the day we met 
I said I’ve been downhearted baby 
Ever since the day we met 
Our love is nothing but the blues, woman
Baby, how blue can you get?
You’re evil when I’m with you
And you are jealous when we’re apart 
Yes, I said you’re evil
You’re so evil when I’m with you, baby 
And you are jealous when we’re apart 
How blue can you get, baby?
The answer’s is right here in my heart
I gave you a brand-new Ford 
You said I want a Cadillac 
I bought you a ten dollar dinner 
You said thanks for the snack 
I let you live in my penthouse 
You said it was just a shack 
I gave you seven children 
And now you want to give them back 
Yes, I’ve been downhearted baby 
Ever since the day we met 
I said our love is nothing but the blues 
Baby, how blue can you get?
 
 

Paying The Cost To Be The Boss B.B. King Paying The Cost To Be The Boss – Single 1968
 
B.B. King a écrit la chanson.
 
 
 
You act like you don’t want to listen
When I’m talking to you
You think you outta do baby
Anything you wanna do
You must be crazy baby
You just gotta be outta your mind
As long as I’m payin’ the bills woman
I’m payin’ the cost to be the boss
I’ll drink if I want to
And play a little poker too
Don’t you say nothing to me
As long as I’m taking care of you
As long as I’m workin baby
And payin’ all the bills
I don’t want no mouth from you
About the way I’m supposed to live
You must be crazy woman
Just gotta be outta your mind
As long as I foot the bills
I’m payin’ the cost to be the boss
Now that you got me
You act like you ashamed
You don’t act like my woman
You just usin’ my name
I tell you I’m gonna have all the money
And I don’t want no back-talk
Cause if you don’t like the way I’m doin’
Just pick up your things and walk
You gotta be crazy baby
You must be outta your mind
As long as I’m payin’ the bills woman
I’m payin’ the cost to be the boss
 
 

Why I Sing The Blues B.B. King Why I Sing The Blues – Single 1969

B.B. King a écrit la chanson. 

Everybody wants to know
Why I sing the blues
Yes, I say everybody wanna know
Why I sing the blues
Well, I’ve been around a long time
I really have paid my dues
When I first got the blues
They brought me over on a ship
Men were standing over me
And a lot more with a whip
And everybody wanna know
Why I sing the blues
Well, I’ve been around a long time
Mm, I’ve really paid my dues
I’ve laid in a ghetto flat
Cold and numb
I heard the rats tell the bedbugs
To give the roaches some
Everybody wanna know
Why I’m singing the blues
Yes, I’ve been around a long time
People, I’ve paid my dues
I stood in line
Down at the County Hall
I heard a man say, « We’re gonna build
Some new apartments for y’all »
And everybody wanna know
Yes, they wanna know
Why I’m singing the blues
Yes, I’ve been around a long, long time
Yes, I’ve really, really paid my dues
Now I’m gonna play Lucille
My kid’s gonna grow up
Gonna grow up to be a fool
‘Cause they ain’t got no more room
No more room for him in school
And everybody wanna know
Everybody wanna know
Why I’m singing the blues
I say I’ve been around a long time
Yes, I’ve really paid some dues
Yeah, you know the company told me
Guess you’re born to lose
Everybody around me, people
It seems like everybody got the blues
But I had ’em a long time
I’ve really, really paid my dues
You know I ain’t ashamed of it, people
I just love to sing my blues
I walk through the cities, people
On my bare feet
I had a fill of catfish and chitterlings
Up and down Beal Street
You know I’m singing the blues
Yes, I really
I just have to sing my blues
I’ve been around a long time
People, I’ve really, really paid my dues
Now Father Time is catching up with me
Gone is my youth
I look in the mirror everyday
And let it tell me the truth
I’m singing the blues
Mm, I just have to sing the blues
I’ve been around a long time
Yes, yes, I’ve really paid some dues
Yeah, they told me everything
Would be better out in the country
Everything was fine
I caught me a bus uptown, baby
And every people, all the people
Got the same trouble as mine
I got the blues, huh huh
I say I’ve been around a long time
I’ve really paid some dues
One more time, fellows!
Blind man on the corner
Begging for a dime
The rollers come and caught him
And throw him in the jail for a crime
I got the blues
Mm, I’m singing my blues
I’ve been around a long time
Mm, I’ve really paid some dues
Can we do just one more?
Oh I thought I’d go down to the welfare
To get myself some grits and stuff
But a lady stand up and she said
« You haven’t been around long enough »
That’s why I got the blues
Mm, the blues
I say, I’ve been around a long time
I’ve really, really paid my dues
Fellows, tell them one more time
Ha, ha, ha That’s all right, fellows
Yeah!
 
 

The Weight Band (The) Music From Big Pink 1968

L’auteur de la chanson est Robbie Robertson. Cette dernière s’est retrouvée dans le film américain Easy Rider sorti en 1969. La chanson se retrouve dans la liste des 500 plus belles chansons de tous les temps du magazine Rolling Stone. 

I pulled into Nazareth, was feeling ’bout half past dead
I just need some place where I can lay my head
Hey, mister, can you tell me, where a man might find a bed?
He just grinned and shook my hand, « No » was all he said.
 
Take a load off Fanny, take a load for free
Take a load off Fanny, and you put the load right on me
 
I picked up my bags, I went looking for a place to hide
When I saw old Carmen and the Devil, walking side by side
I said, « Hey, Carmen, c’mon, let’s go downtown »
She said, « I gotta go, but my friend can stick around »
 
Take a load off Fanny, take a load for free
Take a load off Fanny, and you put the load right on me
 
Go down, Miss Moses, ain’t nothin’ you can say
It’s just old Luke, and Luke’s waiting on the judgment day
Well, Luke, my friend, what about young Annalee
He said, « Do me a favor, son, won’t you stay and keep Annalee company »
 
Take a load off Fanny, take a load for free
Take a load off Fanny, and you put the load right on me
 
Crazy Chester followed me, and he caught me in the fog
Said, « I will fix your rag, if you’ll take Jack, my dog »
I said, « Wait a minute Chester, you know, I’m a peaceful man »
He said, « That’s okay, boy, won’t you feed him when you can »
 
Take a load off Fanny, take a load for free
Take a load off Fanny, and you put the load right on me
 
Catch the cannonball, now to take me down the line
My bag is sinking low, and I do believe it’s time
To get back to Miss Fanny, you know she’s the only one
Who sent me here, with her regards for everyone
 
Take a load off Fanny, take a load for free
Take a load off Fanny, and you put the load right on me
 
 
 
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down Band (The) The Band 1969

La chanson a été écrite par le guitariste Robbie Robertson. Joan Baez a fait une reprise sur la chanson et sa version a atteint la 3e place dans le Billboard Hot 100. 

 
Virgil Caine is the name, and I served on the Danville train
‘Till Stoneman’s cavalry came and tore up the tracks again
In the winter of ’65, we were hungry, just barely alive
By May the tenth, Richmond had fell, it’s a time I remember, oh so well
 
The night they drove old Dixie down, and the bells were ringing
The night they drove old Dixie down, and the people were singin’ they went
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
 
Back with my wife in Tennessee, when one day she called to me
« Virgil, quick, come see, there goes Robert E Lee »
Now I don’t mind choppin’ wood, and I don’t care if the money’s no good
Ya take what ya need and ya leave the rest,
But they should never have taken the very best
 
The night they drove old Dixie down, and the bells were ringing
The night they drove old Dixie down, and the people were singin’ they went
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la,
 
Like my father before me, I will work the land
Like my brother above me, who took a rebel stand
He was just eighteen, proud and brave, but a Yankee laid him in his grave
I swear by the mud below my feet,
You can’t raise a Caine back up when he’s in defeat
 
The night they drove old Dixie down, and the bells were ringing,
The night they drove old Dixie down, and all the people were singin’, they went
Na, la, na, la, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na,
 
The night they drove old Dixie down, and all the bells were ringing,
The night they drove old Dixie down, and the people were singin’, they went
Na, la, na, la, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na
 
 

Up On Cripple Creek Band (The) The Band 1969

La chanson a été écrite par le guitariste Robbie Robertson. Elle a atteint la 25e place dans le Billboard Hot 100. 

When I get off of this mountain
You know where I want to go
Straight down the Mississippi river
To the Gulf of Mexico
To Lake Charles, Louisiana
Little Bessie, a girl that I once knew
And she told me just to come on by
If there’s anything she could do
 
Up on Cripple Creek she sends me
If I spring a leak she mends me
I don’t have to speak she defends me
A drunkard’s dream if I ever did see one
 
Good luck had just stung me
To the race track I did go
She bet on one horse to win
And I bet on another to show
Odds were in my favor
I had him five to one
When that nag to win came around the track
Sure enough he had won
 
Up on Cripple Creek she sends me
If I spring a leak she mends me
I don’t have to speak she defends me
A drunkard’s dream if I ever did see one
 
I took up all of my winnings
And I gave my little Bessie half
And she tore it up and blew it in my face
Just for a laugh
Now there’s one thing in the whole wide world
I sure would like to see
That’s when that little love of mine
Dips her doughnut in my tea
 
Up on Cripple Creek she sends me
If I spring a leak she mends me
I don’t have to speak she defends me
A drunkard’s dream if I ever did see one
 
Now me and my mate were back at the shack
We had Spike Jones on the box
She said, « I can’t take the way he sings
But I love to hear him talk »
Now that just gave my heart a fall
To the bottom of my feet
And I swore as I took another pull
My Bessie can’t be beat
 
Up on Cripple Creek she sends me
If I spring a leak she mends me
I don’t have to speak she defends me
A drunkard’s dream if I ever did see one
 
Now, it’s hot in California
And up north it’s freezing cold
And this living off the road
Is getting pretty old
So I guess I’ll call up my big mama
Tell her I’ll be rolling in
Bet you know, deep down, I’m kinda tempted
To go and see my Bessie again
Up on Cripple Creek she sends me
If I spring a leak she mends me
I don’t have to speak she defends me
A drunkard’s dream if I ever did see one

 

 

Barbra Streinsand (1 chanson)

People Barbra Streisand Funny Girl 1964

La chanson a été créée pour le spectacle musical de Broadway Funny Girl en 1964 dans lequel Barbra Streisand a joué le rôle principal. La même chanson a été interprétée pour le film qui est sorti en 1968.

We travel single-oh
Maybe we’re lucky, but I don’t know
With them,
Just let one kid fall down
And seven mothers faint.
I guess we’re both happy, but maybe
We ain’t.
People
people who need people
Are the luckiest people in the world,
We’re children, needing other children
And yet letting our grown-up pride
Hide all the need inside,
Acting more like children
Than children.

Lovers are very special people,
They’re the luckiest people
In the world.
With one person, one very special person
A feeling deep in your soul
Says you were half,
Now you’re whole.
No more hunger and thirst
But first be a person
Who needs people.
People who need people
Are the luckiest people
In the world!