I have to admit that I didn’t know a lot about The Dave Clark Five when the band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in early 2008. I knew that they were British and had a bunch of hits in the ’60s, but that was just about it. I tuned into the ceremony to watch R.E.M. take their rightful place in the Hall, but there was something else that night that reminded me of just how much I love music:
Everybody loves Tom Hanks, right? Well, I had to find another word larger than “love” to describe my feelings for Tom after watching this incredibly passionate speech about The Dave Clark Five (and rock and roll in general).
After a testimony like that, how could I not immediately seek out the music of The Dave Clark Five? I was somewhat surprised to find that there were no CDs in print from the band at that time, but I eventually tracked down a comprehensive best-of and created a digital reproduction of The Dave Clark Five’s Greatest Hits in my iTunes library. I’m going to share that album with you today, because I know you’ll want to listen to it over and over and over again…especially if you just watched that amazing speech.
Note to Tom: I owe you a beer, chief. I’ll call ya next time I’m in L.A. for a Springsteen show!
P.S. “Bachelor Party” rules.
The Dave Clark Five: The Dave Clark Five’s Greatest Hits
Epic Records, 1965
1. “Over And Over” (Bobby Day)
2. “Everybody Knows (I Still Love You)” (Dave Clark/Lenny Davidson)
3. “Can’t You See That She’s Mine” (Dave Clark/Mike Smith)
4. “Bits And Pieces” (Dave Clark/Mike Smith)
5. “I Like It Like That” (Allen Toussaint/Chris Kenner)
6. “Catch Us If You Can” (Dave Clark/Lenny Davidson)
7. “Because” (Dave Clark)
8. “Any Way You Want It” (Dave Clark)
9. “Do You Love Me” (Berry Gordy Jr.)
10. “Glad All Over” (Dave Clark/Mike Smith)
The first rule of The Analog Kid blog is that if you write about a song on the Analog Kid blog, you share the song on the Analog Kid blog.
The Dave Clark Five: “You Got What It Takes” (Berry Gordy Jr./Gwen Gordy Fuqua/Tyran Carlo)
From the album You Got What It Takes
Epic Records, 1967
R.E.M.: “Cuyahoga” (Berry/Buck/Mills/Stipe)
From the album Lifes Rich Pageant
I.R.S. Records, 1986
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: “One Step Up” (Bruce Springsteen)
From the album LA Sports Arena, California 1988
Angel & The Reruns: “Why Do Good Girls Like Bad Boys?” (Cutler)
From the soundtrack album Bachelor Party
I.R.S. Records, 1984
Vinyl rip courtesy of The Analog Kid