Born In The 50’s – The Police

More specifically, October 2, 1951.  Sting’s Baby Boom anthem.

Beggin’ – Madcon 

Popularized by The Four Seasons in ’67 and then covered in ’07 by this Norwegian hip-hop band.

Moody Trudy – Giorgio Moroder

Inspiration…clearly The Beach Boys.

Animal Of One – The Fresh & Onlys

Two lane highway, middle of nowhere, top down and something bad is going to happen.

Go Now – Bessie Banks

Bessie Banks vs. The Moody Blues…we side with this version – way more soulful.

Ponta De Laca Africano (Umbabaraúma) – Jorge Ben

Just wait for the breakdown at about 1:31 – pure Brazilian soul.

We Did It Again – Soft Machine

Middle track, side two of their debut album in ’68 – written by Kevin Ayers.

DWYCK – Gang Starr

Do what you can, kid.

Okie From Muskogee – Merle Haggard

Late ‘60’s commentary on Middle-America from The Man from Bakersfield.

Love Came Tumblin’ Down – The Monks

Ahead of its time in ’65; we hear comparisons to what Vampire Weekend is doing today.