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July 15, 2010

The Turtles had more than one song.


Last night, I was in the car with my friend Jack and "She'd Rather Be With Me" came on the radio. He asked whether we were listening to Deep Tracks, because "The Turtles only had one song." I maintained that the Turtles had several songs, and that "She'd Rather Be With Me" was a hit in its own right. (We were in fact listening to 60s on 6.) I couldn't actually come up with any other titles off the top of my head, though, so I decided to do some research, and I found at least five songs that I heard regularly on the Hartford oldies station growing up.

The "one song," of course, is "Happy Together." Here's a hilarious video they made for it, although the sound is iffy:

The sound is better in this one:

"She'd Rather Be With Me" was their follow-up:

But before either of those, their breakthrough hit was a cover of Dylan's "It Ain't Me, Babe:"

In 1969 they made a concept album with two big hits. I love "Elenore:"

And the other was a cover of "You Showed Me" by the Byrds:

Posted by Kat at July 15, 2010 10:00 AM
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