Music is the soundtrack of our lives
-- Dick Clark

Was it the school productions of Brigadoon, Finian's Rainbow, the choir performing the Hallelujah Chorus at Christmas? Or was it Chuck Berry, Elvis, the Kingston Trio, the Four Seasons the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, or the British explosion that began with the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964?

In the words of Jim Morrison, what lit your fire? Send us the names of 5 songs that re-capture those special moments that were a part of your life. We will post the list here, and as the list grows, you’ll be able to add any special tune that you see omitted. 

These tunes were a special part of our 50th reunion celebration, so let's keep the party going…Here’s to Dear Old New Rochelle...
 

Use Our Music Form to send us your songs.

 
Playlist
(See picks by classmate in right column)

A Teenager in Love (Dion & the Belmonts - 1959)
A Hundred Pounds of Clay (Gene McDaniels - 1961) 
A Million to One (Jimmy Charles - 1960)
Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now (McFadden & Whitehead - 1979)   
Ain't That a Shame (Fats Domino - 1955)
All I Have to Do is Dream (Everly Brothers - 1958)
Amanda (Boston - 1986)
American Pie (Don McLean - 1971)
And I Love Her (Beatles - 1964)
Angel Baby (Rosie and the Originals - 1960)
At the Hop (Danny and the Juniors - 1958)
Baby It’s You  (Shirelles - 1961)
Baby Love (Supremes - 1964)   
Barbara-Ann (Regents - 1961)
Be My Baby (Ronettes - 1963)
Blowin' in the Wind (Bob Dylan - 1963)
Busted (Ray Charles - 1963)   
Can I Get a Witness (Marvin Gaye - 1963)
Can't Buy Me Love (Beatles - 1964)
Careless Love (Lonnie Johnson)  
Catch the Wind (Donovan - 1965)
Cathy's Clown (Everly Brothers - 1960)  
Chances Are (Johnny Mathis - 1957)  
Chapel of Love (Dixie Cups - 1964)
Charlie Brown (Coasters - 1959)   
Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young - 1970)
Come and Get These Memories (Martha & the Vandellas - '63)   
Come Go With Me (Dell-Vikings - 1957)
Come Softly to Me (Fleetwoods - 1959)  
Could This Be Magic (The Dubs - 1957)
Crazy (Patsy Cline - 1961)   
Crying (Roy Orbison - 1961)   
Dancing in the Street (Martha and the Vandellas - 1964)   
Dawn (Go Away) (Four Seasons - 1964)   
Deep Purple (Nino Tempo and April Stevens - 1963)  
Devil or Angel (Bobby Vee - 1960)
Do You Want To Know A Secret (Beatles - 1964)
Do You Believe in Magic (Lovin' Spoonful - 1965)
Don't Worry, Baby (Beach Boys - 1964)
Duke of Earl (Gene Chandler - 1962)  
Earth Angel (Penguins - 1955)
Easier Said than Done (Essex - 1963)  
Four Strong Winds (Ian & Sylvia - 1965)  
Funny (How Time Slips Away) (Joe Hinton - 1964)  
Get a Job (Silhouettes - 1958)  
Glad All Over (Dave Clark Five - 1964)  
Good Golly Miss Molly (Little Richard - 1958)
Got to Give it Up (Marvin Gaye - 1977)   
Great Pretender (Platters - 1955)   
Hard Days Night (Beatles - 1964)  
Harvest (Neil Young - 1972)   
Have You Heard (Duprees - 1963)  
Heart of Gold (Neil Young - 1972)  
He’s So Fine (Chiffons - 1963)
Here, There, and Everywhere (Beatles - 1966)  
Here 'Tis (Dizzy Gillespie)   
High School Confidential (Jerry Lee Lewis, "Killer," 1958)  
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me (Mel Carter - 1965)  
I Ain't Marchin' Anymore (Phil Ochs - 1965)  
I Feel Fine (Beatles - 1964)  
I Found Lovin' (Fatback Band - 1984)  
I Get Around (Beach Boys - 1964)  
I Love You More than Words Can Say (Otis Redding - 1966)  
I Only Have Eyes for You (Flamingos - 1959)  
I Should Have Known Better  (Beatles - 1964)
I Wanna Love Him So Bad (Jellybeans - 1964)  
I Want To Hold Your Hand (Beatles - 1964)  
I Wonder Why (Dion and the Belmonts - 1958)    
If I Fell (Beatles - 1964)
If I Had a Hammer (Peter, Paul and Mary - 1962)  
If You Wanna Be Happy (Jimmy Soul - 1963)  
I'm Blue (The Gong-Gong Song) (Ikettes - 1962)
I'm on the Outside (Looking In) (Little Anthony Imperials - 1964)  
I'm So Young (Students - 1958)  
Image of a Girl (Safaris - 1960)  
In My Room (Beach Boys - 1963)  
Jimmy Mack (Martha and the Vandellas - 1967)   
Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry - 1958)  
Just Like a Woman (Bob Dylan - 1966)  
Just to Be with You (Passions - 1959)   
Keep on Pushing (Impressions - 1964)  
Leader of the Pack (Shangri-Las - 1964)  
Light My Fire (Doors - 1967)   
Little Darlin' (Diamonds - 1957)   
Little GTO (Ronny and the Daytonas - 1960)  
Lonely Teardrops (Jackie Wilson - 1958)   
Lonely Teenager (Dion - 1960)  
Look In My Eyes (Chantels - 1961)
Louie Louie (Kingsmen - 1963)  
Love Me Do (Beatles - 1964)  
Love Me I'm a Liberal (Phil Ochs - 1965)  
Love Potion No. 9 (Clovers - 1959)  
Mama Said (Shirelles - 1961)   
Mashed Potato Time (Dee Dee Sharp - 1962)  
Masters of War (Bob Dylan - 1963)  
Maybe (Chantels - 1958)  
Memphis (Lonnie Mack - 1963)
Mother-in-Law (Ernie K-Doe - 1961)  
Mr. Blue (Fleetwoods - 1959)  
Mule Skinner Blues (Fendermen - 1960)  
My Boyfriend's Back (Angels - 1963)  
My Girl (Temptations - 1965)  
My Guy (Mary Wells - 1964)  
Night Train (James Brown/Famous Flames - 1961)
Norwegian Wood (Beatles - 1965)   
Not Me (Orlons - 1963)
Nowhere to Run (Martha & the Vandellas - 1965)  
Oh My Lover (Chiffons - 1963)
Oh Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison - 1964)   
On My Own (Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald, 1986)  
Once in a While (Chimes - 1961)  
One Summer Night (The Danleers, 1958)  
Our Day Will Come (Ruby and the Romantics - 1963)   
Over the Rainbow (Demensions - 1960)   
Pau de Arara (Dizzy Gillespie)  
Please Please Me  (Beatles - 1964)  
Please Say You Want Me (Schoolboys - 1957)  
Pretty Little Angel Eyes (Curtis Lee - 1961)  
Proud Mary (Creedence Clearwater Revival - 1969)   
Put Your Head on My Shoulder (Paul Anka - 1959)   
Quarter to Three (Gary (U.S.) Bonds - 1961)  
Quicksand (Martha and the Vandellas - 1963)  
Red River Rock (Johnny and the Hurricanes - 1959)  
Roll Over Beethoven  (Chuck Berry - 1956)
Runaround Sue (Dion - 1961)   
Runaway (Del Shannon - 1961)  
Sacred (Castells - 1961)    
Save the Last Dance for Me (Drifters - 1960)  
Searchin' (Coasters - 1957)  
Second Time Around (Shalamar - 1980)       
See You in September (Happenings - 1966)  
She Loves You (Beatles - 1964)  
She's Not There (Zombies - 1964)  
Sherry (Four Seasons - 1962)  
Shout (Isley Brothers - 1959)   
Since I Don't Have You (Skyliners - 1959)   
Sixteen Candles (Crests - 1959)  
Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home) (Impalas - 1959)  
Spanish Harlem (Ben E. King - 1961)  
Splish Splash (Bobby Darin - 1958)  
Stand by Me (Ben E. King - 1961)  
Stay (Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs - 1960)  
Stay in My Corner (Dells - 1968)  
Still Crazy after All These Years (Paul Simon -1976)   
Stop! In the Name of Love (Supremes - 1965)  
StoryBook Children (Billy Vera/Judy Clay - 1967)  
Suite Judy Blue Eyes (Crosby, Stills & Nash - 1969)  
Summer in the City (Lovin' Spoonful - 1966)  
Surfin' Bird (Trashmen - 1964)  
Swingin' the Blues (Lonnie Johnson)  
Take Five (Dave Brubeck Quartet - 1959)  
Take Good Care of My Baby (Bobby Vee - 1961)  
Tear Drops (Lee Andrews and the Hearts, 1957)  
Tears on My Pillow (Little Anthony and the Imperials - 1958)  
That'll Be the Day (Crickets - 1957)  
The Angels Listened In (Crests - 1959)   
The Crystal Ship (Doors - 1967)  
The One Who Really Loves You (Mary Wells - 1962 )
The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss) (Betty Everett - 1964)  
The Sound of Silence (Simon and Garfunkel - 1965)   
The Stripper (David Rose - 1962)
The Stroll (Diamonds - 1958)   
The Times They Are a-Changin' (Bob Dylan - 1964)  
The Twist (Chubby Checker - 1960)  
The Way You Do the Things You Do (Temptations - 1964)  
The Way You Look Tonight (Lettermen - 1961)   
There But for Fortune (Joan Baez - 1964)  
There Goes My Baby (Drifters - 1959)
This I Swear (Skyliners - 1959)            
This Magic Moment (Drifters - 1960)   
Those Oldies But Goodies (Little Caesar & the Romans - 1961)  
'Til (Angels - 1962)  
Till Then (Classics - 1963)   
Time is On My Side (Rolling Stones - 1964)  
Time of the Season (Zombies - 1966)   
Too Late to Cry (Lonnie Johnson)   
Traces (Classics IV - 1969)   
Twist and Shout (Beatles - 1964)  
Twist and Shout (Isley Brothers - 1962)   
Unchained Melody (Righteous Brothers - 1965)  
Unchained Melody (Vito and the Salutations - 1963)   
Under the Boardwalk (Drifters - 1964)
Up on the Roof (Drifters - 1963)  
Visions of Johanna (Bob Dylan - 1966)  
Walking in the Rain (Ronettes - 1964)  
We Shall Overcome (Pete Seeger and the Weavers)  
What Time is It (Jive Five - 1962)   
What'd I Say, parts 1 and 2 (Ray Charles - 1959)
What's Your Name (Don & Juan - 1962)  
When My Little Girl is Smiling (Drifters - 1962)
Where or When (Dion and the Belmonts - 1960)  
Will You Love Me Tomorrow (Shirelles - 1961)  
Yesterday (Beatles - 1965)  
You Beat Me to the Punch (Mary Wells - 1962)  
You Belong to Me (Duprees - 1962)   
You Really Got Me (Kinks - 1964)   
You Send Me (Sam Cooke - 1957)
You'll Lose a Good Thing (Barbara Lynn - 1962)  
You've Got to Hide Your Love Away (Beatles - 1965)  
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (Righteous Brothers - 1965)  
You've Really Got a Hold on Me (Miracles - 1963)  

 
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Click on Name for Classmates' Picks, Memories and Comments
Helen Joseph Newman
Bruce Hammer
Jed Levine
Nicki Luca Creatore
Dan Lagarino
Mark Major
Billee (Helene Kiefert) Culin
Marty Kaliski
Ian 'Steven' Altman
Sharon Thompson
Carol Sirkin Wood
Phyllis Eisgrau Simon
Ken Cooper
Eric Beerwald
Fred Geldon
Steve Delman
Eileen Coviello Formes
Pat Carpanzano
Patty Smith Sparano
Marvin Robbins
Margaret Di Piazza
Gwendolyn Williams
Vicky Battaly Valerioti
Ricki Mazzullo
Bob London
Cathy Rosenfeld Cohen 
John Paradise 
Mindy Branch Levitt 
Paul Kane
Bonnie Freeman 
Janet Johnson Barr 
Bette Ann Pray Koberstein
Wally Borgen 
Frank Friscia 
Suzanne Gould Davis 
Patti Anderson Reilling 
Jill Spitz Avrunin 
Marsha Hurwitz Edelstein 
Jimmy Baum 
Judy Rosabella Devesta 
Ceil Duncan Newkirk 
 
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