Sunday, November 1, 2009

More Of Your Instrumental Favorites (Part Two)

Here's another batch of great instrumentals for your voting consideration ...

Remember, voting ENDS on Friday, November 20th ...

So get your votes in now!!!

The Rest Of The List:
Nadia's Theme - Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr.
No Matter What Shape - T-Bones
Nutrocker - B Bumble & Stingers
On The Rebound - Floyd Cramer
Our Winter Love - Bil Pursell
Out Of Limits - Marketts
Outta-Space - Billy Preston
Patricia - Perez Prado
Penetration - Pyramids
Percolator (Twist) - Billy Joe and the Checkmates
Pet Sounds - Beach Boys
Peter Gunn - Duane Eddy
Peter Gunn - Art of Noise w/Duane Eddy
Peter Gunn Theme - Ray Anthony
Petite Fleur - Chris Barber's Jazz Band
Pick Up The Pieces - Average White Band
Pink Panther Theme - Henry Mancini
Pipeline - Chantays
Poorboy - Royaltones
Poor People of Paris - Les Baxter
Popcorn - Hot Butter
Quentin's Theme - Charles Randolph Greane Sound
Quiet Village - Martin Denny
Ram-Bunk-Shush - Ventures
Raunchy - Bill Justis
Rawhide - Link Wray
Rebel Rouser - Duane Eddy
Red River Rock - Johnny and the Hurricanes
Reville Rock - Johnny and the Hurricanes
Ringo's Theme - George Martin
Rinky Dink - Dave "Baby" Cortez
Rise - Herb Alpert
Route 66 Theme - Nelson Riddle
Ruby Duby Du - Tobin Matthews
Rudy's Rock - Bill Haley and the Comets
Rumble - Link Wray
Sabre Dance - Love Sculpture
Sail Along Silvery Moon - Billy Vaughn
Scorpio - Dennis Coffey
Scratchy - Travis Wammack
7 - 11 - Gone All-Stars
Sleep Walk - Santo and Johnny
Sleigh Ride - Leroy Anderson
Song From Moulin Rouge - Percy Faith
Soul Coaxing - Raymond LeFevre

Soul Finger - Bar Kays
Soul Sacrifice - Santana
Soul Twist - King Curtis
Soulful Strut - Young Holt Unlimited
Space Race - Billy Preston
Star Wars Theme - Meco
Sting Ray - Routers
Stranger on the Shore - Mr. Acker Bilk
Stripper - David Rose
Summer Of 42 - Peter Nero
Swinging Safari - Billy Vaughn
Swinging Shepherd Blues - Moe Koffman
Take Five - Dave Brubeck
Tall Cool One - Wailers
Taste Of Honey - Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
Taurus - Dennis Coffey
Tea For Two Cha-Cha - Tommy Dorsey
Teen Beat - Sandy Nelson
Telstar - Tornadoes
Tequila - Champs
Theme from "A Summer Place" - Percy Faith
Theme from "S.W.A.T." - Rhythm Heritage
Time Is Tight - Booker T and the MGs
Topsy, Part II - Cozy Cole
Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield
Tuff - Ace Cannon
20-75 - Willie Mitchell
Twine Time - Alvin Cash and the Crawlers
2000 Pound Bee - Ventures
Underwater - Frogmen
Un homme et une femme - Francis Lai

Walk Don't Run - Ventures
Walk Don't Run, 1964 - Ventures
Walk In The Black Forest - Horst Jankowski
Walkin' With Mr. Lee - Lee Allen
Washington Square - Village Stompers
Watermelon Man - Mongo Santamaria
Wham - Lonnie Mack
Wheels - String-A-Longs
Whipped Cream - Herb Alpert
Wiggle Wobble - Les Cooper
Wild Weekend - Rockin' Rebels
Wipe Out - Surfaris
Wonderland By Night - Bert Kaempfert
Yakety Sax - Boots Randolph
Yellow Bird - Arthur Lyman
Yellow Dog Blues - Joe Darrensbourg
You Can't Sit Down - Philip Upchurch
Zorba The Greek - Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass

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".

NECK-AND-NECK: As we post this list this morning, we have a TIE for First Place in the voting!!! Percy Faith's "Theme from 'A Summer Place'" and Santo and Johnny's "Sleep Walk" have been trading off the top spot ever since the voting began ... in fact, at this point, their lead is SO commanding that I'm not sure anything on the list can overtake these two as your all-time favorites ... but it'll still be interesting to see which other songs come out on top. (Maybe in effect we DID "pair" down the list!!!) Meanwhile, here is some vintage footage (courtesy of YouTube) of our Top Two Tracks thus far:
Click here: YouTube - Theme From A Summer Place (1960)
Click here: YouTube - Santo & Johnny - Sleep Walk 1959

And ... speaking of instrumentals ...
Be sure to check out The Forgotten Hits Website tomorrow for an EXCLUSIVE piece featuring Merrell Fankhauser, co-writer of one the biggest surfing instrumentals of all-time, “WIPEOUT”, courtesy of New Media Joe (Klein)!