Thursday, October 16, 2008

An Unusually Early Clue to the New Direction

From 1960, here's The Drifters and one of my favorite songs by the late great Doc Pomus -- "I Count the Tears."



Obviously, this was the song that got ripped off big time for the Grass Roots hit "Let's Live For Today." But now is not the time to point the finger of blame, my friends.

In any case, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be afforded the first reader who divines the clip's relevance to tomorrow's Weekend Listomania.

Not holding my breath, though. Heh heh.

13 comments:

CovetedNOPrizeWinnerWithOakLeafCluster said...

The "He's So Fine" edition of songs that inspired similar songs?

Anonymous said...

roseann cash did an amazing version of "i count the tears"-

steve simels said...

No, it's not about the rip-off...
:-)

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

The Harry Nilsson "Think About Your Troubles" edition of songs featuring teardrops?

CovetedNOPrizeWinnerWithOakLeafCluster said...

The key word is "Count." A week after 3 Dog Night, we get songs and bands with #s in them?

steve simels said...

Not counting.

And not teardrops per se, although you're getting warm.

Sal Nunziato said...

Songs by The Drifters with the word "the" in the title. (I'm no good at this, but I do love The Drifters)

steve simels said...

The clue is in the word teardrops.

See you guys later....

Mike said...

So much for my "bands with multiple lead singers" guess...

Songs with liquids in the title.

steve simels said...

We have a winner. It's water, not liquids, but close enough, Mike.

Your coveted PowerPop No-Prize is comming to you by ferret sled as we speak.

Brooklyn Girl said...

Well, that was quick!

Anonymous said...

Cool song, cool performance. The early 1960's Drifters were wonderful!

Is this post Ben E. King? Or is that him singing?

ROT(Plumber)

steve simels said...

It's not Ben E King...It's the guy who sang most of their other hits, including "Up on the Roof". Forget his name...