Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.

Friday, February 17, 2017

The Lovin' Spoonful - Greatest Hits (1997)


A fun trip down memory lane with a group of Hall of Famers. This compilation sticks to the John Sebastian years of the group, is light on liner notes, and front-loaded with the actual hits. Released before I was born, I can hear the first five tracks in my head without need for the CD because they've always been around.

Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: Did not chart

Tracks: John Sebastian knew how to write some pop gems, didn't he?
12 tracks, 32 minutes

Song Year  Pop 
Do You Believe in Magic?19659
You Didn't Have to Be So Nice196510
Daydream19662
Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?19662
Summer In The City19661
Didn't Want to Have To Do It1966
You Baby1965

Younger Girl1965

Coconut Grove1966

Other Side of This Life1965

Jug Band Music1966

Darling, Be Home Soon196715

Missing Top 40 hits from that time period: Rain On the Roof (#10 in 1966), Nashville Cats (#8 in 1967), Six O'Clock (#18 in 1967) and She Is Still A Mystery (#27 in 1967).  So I'm confused by the track selection on this one.

Personal Memory Associated with this CD: None

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