PopOff #1 – The Sound Of BRILL-iant Songwriting

PopOff #1 – The Sound Of BRILL-iant Songwriting


PopOff! is the sound of musical curiosity, an “anything goes” musical show hosted by Bay Area DJ Bear. Sometimes it’s a theme, sometimes it’s a big ol’ birthday shout out tribute show to a specific artist(s).

Shows occur on Monday’s with the occasional Thursday Bonus Beats. Every episode is a unique sonic road trip through the multitudes of genres, eras, and musicians in recorded music. So if you have an open mind for musical exploration beyond mainstream radio programming get in the PopOff! Bubble and let’s get to it!!

On this episode of PopOff! we head back to the 1960s and put in a shift at the address of 1619 Broadway on 49th Street in New York City, where songwriting was “king,” girl groups dominated, and the hits just kept on coming.



1. Little Eva- Locomotion
2. The Raindrops – Hanky Panky
3. The Drifters – Up On The Roof
4. The Ventures – Twisted
5. Barry Mann – Teenage Has-Been
6. Jackie Wilson – Lonely Teardrops
7. The Cookies – Don’t Say Nothin Bad About My Baby
8. Brenda Lee – Dum Dum
9. Jay and the Americans – Come A Little Bit Closer
10. The Monkees – Pleasant Valley Sunday
11. Paul Revere and the Raiders – Kicks
12. Aretha Franklin – Natural Woma
13. The Rolling Stones – Get Off Of My Cloud
14. The Searchers – Love Potion #9
15. Johnny River – Baby I need Your Loving
16. Martha Reeves and the Vandellas – Live Wire
17. The Four Tops – Reacj Out (I’ll Be There)
18. Chairman Of The Board – Give Me Just A Little More Time
19. Kim Weston – Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me Just A Little While)
20. Tammi Terrell & Marvin Gaye – The Onion Song
21. Junior Walker and the All Stars – How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
22. Carole King – Corazón
23. Elton John – Rock ‘n’ Roll Madonna
24. ABBA – So Long
25. Barbra Streisand – Where You LeadMax Frost and the Troopers – The Shape Of Things To Come
26. Dusty Springfield – The Look Of Love
27. The Goodies – Sophisticated Boom Boom
28. Connie Francis – Fallin’
29. Neil Sedaka – I Go Ape
30. Elvis – A Mess Of Blues
31. The Blossoms – He’s A Rebel
32. The Shangri-Las – Leader Of The Pack
33. The Shadows – Atlantis
34. The Tornados – Robot
35. Ellie Greenwich – Sunshine After The Rain
36. The Kinks – Dead End Street
37. Three Dog Night – Good Time Loving
38. Roberta Flack – Compared To What
39. The Ronettes – Be My Baby
40. The Chiffons – One Fine Day
41. Eydie Gormay – Blame It On The Bossa Nova
42. Dionne Warwick Walk On By
43. The Righteous Borthers – Soul and Inspiriation
44. The Beatles – I Saw Her Standing There
45. Herman’s Hermits – I’m Into Something Good
46. The Crystals – Da Doo Ron Ron
47. The Supremes – Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart
48. The Miracles – Tracks Of My Tears
49. The Carpenters – Let Me Be The One

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