MMMM: I’m Grateful (1962 Edition)

You know, we just did a playlist on “thankful,” and “thankful” and “grateful” are just about the same thing…. Two years ago, I did an acrostic on the phrase “I’m Grateful,” and I was going to just rerun that one and call it a day, but then I thought that I should really come up with a fresh one.

One of my favorite YouTube channels is the one run by The45Prof. He must have one of the most extensive collections of 45 rpm records in the known universe, and he really puts a lot of work into putting them all into playlists. He will take all the hits from a given year and builds several playlists, one chronological, one alphabetized by song title, and one alphabetized by artist. I chose 1962 as my year, and…. well, here’s an acrostic on “I’m grateful” using songs from 1962.

  • I Was Such A Fool – Connie Francis
  • Man Who Shot Liberty Valence, The – Gene Pitney
  • Good Luck Charm – Elvis Presley
  • Rinky Dink – Dave "Baby" Cortez
  • Alley Cat – Bent Fabric
  • Things We Did Last Summer, The – Shelley Fabares
  • Everybody Loves Me But You – Brenda Lee
  • Fortuneteller – Bobby Curtola
  • Up On The Roof – The Drifters
  • Let Me In – The Sensations

And that’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for November 28, 2022.

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21 thoughts on “MMMM: I’m Grateful (1962 Edition)

  1. John,

    Being born in December 1961, much of ’62 I was still a baby. Connie Francis’ voice is so lovely. When I was a young girl I loved watching Elvis Presley’s old movies. “Rinky Dink” and “Alley Cat” are fun sounds. You put together some nice songs spelling “I’m Thankful”. It would’ve been a.ok by me had you recycled a previous playlist. I totally get that but I’m glad you came up with a new set of songs for my enjoyment this morning. Have a boogietastic week


  2. As you know, Connie Francis is one of the many artists forced by the powers that be to change her name from the original Italian ‘Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero’ to a more acceptable American-sounding name. It was an assault on the “white bread ears” of the USA back then. She’s a fabulous singer, terribly overlooked. My (Irish) brother-in-law used to go to the R&R Hall of Fame every year but has since banned it because Connie Francis has never been considered for induction. A bit extreme, some might say, but I respect his feelings.


    1. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is a joke. I did a series based on a couple lists put out by Best Classic of 200 bands or artists that they felt should be in the RRHOF but aren’t. You can get to the whole series here:

      I always thought the comedy team of Crocetti and Levitch was pretty good. Calling them Martin and Lewis didn’t make them less funny.

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