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posted by: Alley Gator
05/31/12 6:24 pm
ALL ALLEY TIMELINE DOO WOP SONGS
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Chronology of Timeline's 167 Doo Wop songs, defining doo wop broadly -- * song included under broad definition of doo wop
Is your favorite doo wop song missing from this list? Comments welcome below.

YEAR -- TITLE -- ARTIST
-- -- --
1947 -- Ol' Man River -- The Ravens *
1948 -- It's Too Soon to Know -- The Orioles
1951 -- Sixty Minute Man -- The Dominoes *
1951 -- The Glory of Love -- The Five Keys
1951 -- Fool, Fool, Fool -- The Clovers *
1952 -- One Mint Julep -- The Clovers *
1952 -- Have Mercy Baby -- The Dominoes *
1953 -- Baby Don't Do It -- The '5' Royales *
1953 -- Good Lovin' -- The Clovers *
1953 -- Money Honey -- Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters *
1953 -- Golden Teardrops -- The Flamingos
1954 -- A Sunday Kind of Love -- The Harp-Tones
1954 -- Such A Night -- Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters *
1954 -- Gee -- The Crows
1954 -- Work With Me Annie -- The Midnighters *
1954 -- Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight -- The Spaniels
1954 -- Honey Love -- The Drifters Feat. Clyde McPhatter *
1954 -- Sh-Boom -- The Chords
1954 -- Sexy Ways -- The Midnighters *
1954 -- Cherry Pie -- Marvin and Johnny *
1954 -- The Wind -- The Diablos Feat. Nolan Strong
1954 -- Hearts of Stone -- The Charms
1954 -- Sincerely -- The Moonglows
1954 -- White Christmas -- The Drifters Feat. Bill Pinkney & Clyde McPhatter
1954 -- Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) -- The Penguins
1955 -- The Wallflower (aka Roll With Me Henry) -- Etta James (with The Peaches) *
1955 -- Close Your Eyes -- The Five Keys
1955 -- What'cha Gonna Do -- Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters *
1955 -- Story Untold -- The Nutmegs
1955 -- Only You (And You Alone) -- The Platters
1955 -- At My Front Door -- The El Dorados
1955 -- When You Dance -- The Turbans
1955 -- Smokey Joe's Cafe -- The Robins *
1955 -- The Great Pretender -- The Platters
1956 -- Speedoo -- The Cadillacs
1956 -- Devil or Angel -- The Clovers
1956 -- Why Do Fools Fall in Love -- The Teen-agers Feat. Frankie Lymon
1956 -- Eddie My Love -- The Teen Queens
1956 -- Little Girl of Mine -- The Cleftones
1956 -- I Want You To Be My Girl -- Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers
1956 -- Ruby Baby -- The Drifters
1956 -- A Casual Look -- The Six Teens
1956 -- In The Still Of The Night -- The Five Satins
1956 -- The Closer You Are -- The Channels
1956 -- Oh What A Night -- The Dells
1956 -- Goodnight My Love -- Jessie Belvin (and group) *
1956 -- A Thousand Miles Away -- The Heartbeats
1957 -- Walking Along -- The Solitaires
1957 -- Little Darlin' -- The Diamonds
1957 -- Come Go With Me -- The Dell-Vikings
1957 -- Over the Mountain, Across the Sea -- Johnnie and Joe
1957 -- Young Blood -- The Coasters *
1957 -- Searchin' -- The Coasters *
1957 -- Whispering Bells -- The Dell-Vikings
1957 -- To the Aisle -- The Five Satins
1957 -- Long Lonely Nights -- Lee Andrews & The Hearts
1957 -- Mr. Lee -- The Bobbettes
1957 -- Happy, Happy Birthday Baby -- The Tune Weavers
1957 -- Silhouettes -- The Rays
1957 -- Little Bitty Pretty One -- Thurston Harris (with The Sharps)
1957 -- Tonite, Tonite -- The Mello-Kings
1957 -- Could This Be Magic -- The Dubs
1957 -- At The Hop -- Danny & The Juniors *
1957 -- Teardrops -- Lee Andrews & The Hearts
1957 -- Buzz, Buzz, Buzz -- The Hollywood Flames
1958 -- The Stroll -- The Diamonds *
1958 -- Get A Job -- The Silhouettes
1958 -- Maybe -- The Chantels
1958 -- We Belong Together -- Robert & Johnny
1958 -- Book of Love -- The Monotones
1958 -- Twilight Time -- The Platters *
1958 -- I Met Him On A Sunday -- The Shirelles
1958 -- Jennie Lee -- Jan & Arnie *
1958 -- Try The Impossible -- Lee Andrews & The Hearts
1958 -- The Coasters -- Yakety Yak *
1958 -- I Wonder Why -- Dion & The Belmonts
1958 -- For Your Precious Love -- Jerry Butler & The Impressions
1958 -- One Summer Night -- The Danleers
1958 -- Little Star -- The Elegants
1958 -- Trickle, Trickle -- The Videos
1958 -- Born Too Late -- The Poni-Tails *
1958 -- Western Movies -- The Olympics *
1958 -- Tears on My Pillow -- Little Anthony & The Imperials
1958 -- You Cheated -- The Shields
1958 -- Ten Commandments of Love -- Harvey & The Moonglows
1958 -- To Know Him Is To Love Him -- The Teddy Bears *
1958 -- Smoke Gets In Your Eyes -- The Platters *
1958 -- A Lover's Question -- Clyde McPhatter (with The Cues) *
1959 -- 16 Candles -- The Crests
1959 -- Charlie Brown -- The Coasters *
1959 -- Since I Don't Have You -- The Skyliners
1959 -- Come Softly To Me -- The Fleetwoods *
1959 -- Sorry, I Ran All the Way Home -- The Impalas
1959 -- So Fine -- The Fiestas
1959 -- A Teenager in Love -- Dion & The Belmonts
1959 -- You're So Fine -- The Falcons *
1959 -- I Only Have Eyes For You -- The Flamingos
1959 -- Hushabye -- The Mystics
1959 -- There Goes My Baby -- The Drifters
1959 -- Sea of Love -- Phil Philips with The Twilights
1959 -- Baby Talk -- Jan & Dean *
1959 -- Poison Ivy -- The Coasters *
1959 -- Mr. Blue -- The Fleetwoods *
1959 -- Love Potion #9 -- The Clovers
1960 -- This Magic Moment -- The Drifters *
1960 -- Alley-Oop -- The Hollywood Argyles *
1960 -- Image of a Girl -- The Safaris
1960 -- Finger Poppin' Time -- Hank Ballard & The Midnighters *
1960 -- The Twist -- Hank Ballard & The Midnighters *
1960 -- A Million to One -- Jimmy Charles (with The Revelettes) *
1960 -- Save The Last Dance For Me -- The Drifters *
1960 -- Tonight's The Night -- The Shirelles *
1960 -- Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go -- Hank Ballard & The Midnighters *
1960 -- Stay -- Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs
1960 -- A Thousand Stars -- Kathy Young with The Innocents
1960 -- Lonely Teenager -- Dion (with The Del Satins) *
1960 -- Angel Baby -- Rosie & The Originals
1960 -- Will You Love Me Tomorrow -- The Shirelles *
1961 -- I Count the Tears - The Drifters *
1961 -- Who's Loving You -- The Miracles
1961 -- There's A Moon Out Tonight -- The Capris (first released 1958)
1961 -- Dedicated To The One I Love -- The Shirelles (first released 1959)
1961 -- Blue Moon -- The Marcels
1961 -- Daddy's Home -- Shep and the Limelites
1961 -- Mama Said -- The Shirelles *
1961 -- Barbara-Ann -- The Regents
1961 -- Every Beat of My Heart -- The Pips (Feat. Gladys Knight)
1961 -- Pretty Little Angel Eyes -- Curtis Lee (with The Halos)
1961 -- My True Story -- The Jive Five
1961 -- A Little Bit of Soap -- The Jarmels
1961 -- Bristol Stomp -- The Dovells *
1961 -- Runaround Sue -- Dion (with The Del Satins) *
1961 -- The Lion Sleeps Tonight -- The Tokens
1961 -- It Will Stand -- The Showmen *
1962 -- Baby It's You -- The Shirelles *
1962 -- The Wanderer -- Dion (with The Del Satins) *
1962 -- Duke of Earl -- Gene Chandler (with The Dukays)
1962 -- Let Me In -- The Sensations
1962 -- What's Your Name -- Don and Juan
1962 -- Soldier Boy -- The Shirelles *
1962 -- Uptown -- The Crystals *
1962 -- Lovers Who Wander -- Dion (with The Del Satins) *
1962 -- Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow -- The Rivingtons
1962 -- He's A Rebel -- The Crystals *
1962 -- Tell Him -- The Exciters *
1963 -- Up On The Roof -- The Drifters *
1963 -- He's Sure The Boy I Love -- The Crystals *
1963 -- Ruby Baby -- Dion (with The Del Satins)
1963 -- He's So Fine -- The Chiffons
1963 -- On Broadway -- The Drifters *
1963 -- Da Doo Ron Ron -- The Crystals
1963 -- Hello Stranger -- Barbara Lewis (with The Dells) *
1963 -- One Fine Day -- The Chiffons *
1963 -- Easier Said Than Done -- The Essex *
1963 -- So Much in Love -- The Tymes
1963 -- My Boyfriend's Back -- The Angels
1963 -- Surfer Girl -- The Beach Boys *
1963 -- Then He Kissed Me -- The Crystals *
1963 -- Sally Go 'Round The Roses -- The Jaynettes *
1964 -- Chapel Of Love -- The Dixie Cups *
1964 -- Under the Boardwalk -- The Drifters *
1964 -- Goin' Out Of My Head -- Little Anthony & The Imperials *
1965 -- The Boy From New York City -- The Ad Libs *
1966 -- Barbara Ann -- The Beach Boys
1969 -- Oh, What A Night -- The Dells *
1984 -- The Longest Time -- Billy Joel
1997 -- Quality -- Paul Simon
Tags: Doo Wop | Timeline
barbara ann 1945 says:
06/02/12 9:54 pm
I jumped over to this comprehensive list before commenting on the Countdown to see what I might have forgotten...before adding and subtracting a few on that list.(Which I will do shortly.) But before I do that I just have to ask why Gator hasn't included 1963's Be My Baby in the 167? Is it an oversight? Or does it not fit the definition of doo-wop? Just curious..since My Boyfriend's Back and other beloved girl group hits did make the list.

Other than that though I love the content of this list....a treasure trove. I mean, including The Longest Time and Quality!! How cool is that?!
Alley Gator says:
06/04/12 6:20 pm
barbara ann 1945 said: I just have to ask why Gator hasn't included 1963's Be My Baby in the 167? Is it an oversight? Or does it not fit the definition of doo-wop? Just curious..since My Boyfriend's Back and other beloved girl group hits did make the list.
Great question, barbara ann 1945. The Ronettes' records are simply less doo woppy than those of The Angels, The Chiffons, The Crystals, and many other "girl groups." As I say in this week's blog article, doo wop defies simple definition. If Be My Baby qualified, it would be at the very peak of any doo wop countdown of mine!