Saturday, October 31, 2009

Your Favorite Instrumental Choices (Part One)

As promised, this weekend we'll be running a list of your Instrumental Favorites. Please look over this list ... LOTS of great choices for your consideration ...

The following titles have the best chance of making the Final Countdown of Your Top 50 All-Time Favorite Instrumentals ...

Hundreds more have been nominated ... but the titles shown below have a pretty commanding lead right now (and it'll be pretty hard to overtake most of these!) Anything that still had "single digits" in the voting thus far has been eliminated ... that still leaves right around 200 titles for your consideration.

We'll run down the list of Your 50 Favorites over Thanksgiving Weekend ...

Meanwhile, get your votes in!

Simply send an email to and list your choices ...

Follow the alphabetical list shown below OR rank them in order of your Top 10 (or Top 20) favorites ...

Either way, we'll keep tabulating your votes until we have the winners.

(Stay tuned for updates, too, regarding whether or not our Final 50 Countdown will be broadcast LIVE over the radio!!!)

Here Goes!!!
Alley Cat - Bent Fabric
Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001) - Deodato
Apache - Jorgen Ingmann
Apricot Brandy - Rhinoceros

Asia Minor - Kokomo
Autobahn - Kraftwerk
Autumn Leaves - Roger Williams
Axel F - Harold Faltermeyer
Baby Elephant Walk - Henry Mancini
Baja - Astronauts
Batman Theme - ketts
Because Theyre Young - Duane Eddy
Beck's Bollero - Jeff Beck
Blues' Theme - Davie Allan & Arrows
Bonanza - Al Caiola
Bongo Rock - Preston Epps
Brian's Song - Michael LeGrand
Bumble Boogie - B Bumble & Stingers
Calcutta - Lawrence Welk
Canadian Sunset - Hugo Winterhalter

Cannonball - Duane Eddy
Casino Royale - Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
Cast Your Fate To The Wind - Vince Guaraldi
Cast Your Fate To The Wind - Sounds Orchestral
Chariots Of Fire - Vangellis
Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White - Perez Prado
Classical Gas - Mason Williams
Cotton Candy - Al Hirt
Crazy Otto Medley - Johnny Maddox
Cry For A Shadow - Beatles

Desafinado - Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd
Dis-Advantages Of You - Brass Ring
Dragnet - Ray Anthony
Dueling Banjos - Eric Weissberg

Dynomite! - Bazuka
Entertainer - Marvin Hamlisch
Exodus - Ferrante and Teicher
Express - B.T. Express
Feels So Good - Chuck Mangione
Fifth Of Beethoven - Walter Murphy
Fire On High - Electric Light Orchestra
Fly Robin Fly - Silver Convention
Flying - Beatles
Frankenstein - Edgar Winter Group

Ghost Riders In The Sky - Ramrods
Glad - Traffic
Goldfinger - John Barry
Gonna Fly Now - Bill Conti
Good, Bad and Ugly - Hugo Montenegro
Grazing In The Grass - Hugh Masekela
Green Onions - Booker T and the MGs
Groovy Grubworm - Harlow Wilcox
Guitar Boogie Shuffle - Virtues
Hand Clappin' - Red Prysock
Hang 'em High - Booker T and the MGs
Happy Organ - Dave "Baby" Cortez
Harlem Nocturne - Viscounts
Hawaii Five-O - Ventures
Hocus Pocus - Focus
Honky Tonk - Bill Doggett
Horse - Cliff Nobles
Hustle - Van McCoy
I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman - Whistling Jack Smith
In The Mood - Ernie Fields
In-Crowd - Ramsey Lewis Trio
James Bond Theme - John Barry
Java - Al Hirt

Jay-Dee's Boogie Woogie
Jessica - Allman Brothers Band
Journey of the Sorcerer - Eagles

Joy - Apollo 100
Jungle Fever - Chakachas
Keem-O-Sabe - Electric Indian
Last Date - Floyd Cramer
Last Night - Mar-Keys
Let There Be Drums - Sandy Nelson
Let's Go - Routers
Let's Go Away For A While - Beach Boys
Liechtensteiner Polka - Will Glahe
Like Long Hair - Paul Revere and the Raiders
Lisbon Antigua - Nelson Riddle

Little Wing - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Lonely Bull - Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass

Look For A Star - Billy Vaughn
Love Is Blue - Paul Mauriat
Love Theme from Romeo And Juliet - Henry Mancini
Love's Theme - Love Unlimited Orchestra
Machine Gun - Commodores
Magnificent Seven - Al Caiola

Manhattan Spiritual - Reg Owen
March From The River Kwai and Coloney Bogey - Mitch Miller

Maria Elena - Los Indios Tabajaras
Melody For An Unknown Girl - Paul Revere and the Raiders
Melody Of Love - Billy Vaughn
Memphis - Lonnie Mack
Mercy Mercy Mercy - Cannonball Addlerly
Mexico - Bob Moore
Miami Vice Theme - Jan Hammer
Midnight Cowboy - Ferrante and Teicher
Midnight In Moscow - Kenny Ball
Misirlou - Dick Dale
Mission Impossible - Lalo Schiffrin
Moonglow / Theme from "Picnic" - Morris Stoloff
More - Kai Winding

Moritat (Theme from The Threepenny Opera) - Dick Hyman
Morning Dance - Spyro Gyra
Music Box Dancer - Frank Mills
Music To Watch Girls By - Bob Crewe Generation

More titles coming tomorrow ... be sure to check the website!

PLEASE NOTE: Several titles had to be eliminated from the competition, despite, in some cases, having already earned DOZENS of your votes. We're using Joel Whitburn's latest book, "Top Pop Singles", 12th Edition to determine whether or not the songs selected qualify as "Instrumentals". Plenty of great titles still on the list ... so please get your votes in for your favorites.