You cannot discuss the sixties without at least mentioning the teeny bopper music known as Bubblegum Music. The birth of bubblegum is generally dated from the success in 1968 of The Lemon Pipers’ “Green Tambourine”, 1910 Fruitgum Company’s “Simon Says” and The Ohio Express’ “Yummy, Yummy, Yummy”, but music critics have identified novelty songs including The Dixie Cups’ “Iko Iko” and Patti Page’s “(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?” as possible precursors
The SILS Library system has a few of the Bubblegum Classics albums and I think they’ve got some kickass songs on them, at least in terms of other songs I like, like these:
“Knock Three Times” by Dawn
“Candy” by the Kids from the Brady Bunch
“Montego Bay” by Bobby Bloom
“A Little bit Me, a Little bit You” by the Monkees
“Sugar Sugar” by the Archies
“I’m Gonna Make You Mine” by Lou Christie
and what winds up being so sweet it’s almost too painful to listen to after a while: “Save your Kisses for Me” by Brotherhood of Man.
It’s just all the fun stuff I grew up listening to, and other things I’d never come across before like the one picked for the headline.
Or Indian Giver by 1910 Fruitgum Company, the very title very telling of its age. But, who hasn’t experienced that “I don’t want you anymore” moment with someone you really cared about – or at least thought you did. One could make a loose argument that the guy’s anger over the breakup is making him think in an unPC kind of way but maybe that’s actually why the woman broke things off in the first place and now we see him as she did.
Reading too much in the bubbles? Watch me turn into a tea leaf reader next… Doomed!. You’re all doomed!