Hal Blaine, drummer for the legendary Wrecking Crew, passed away yesterday (March 11) at the age of 90.
The sheer amount of hits Blaine has played on is nothing short of astounding. Per Modern Drummer, Blaine played on more than 35,000 tracks. Of those tracks, 6,000 of them were singles. Also peppered into his recording career were various jingles, TV themes and film scores.
Basically, when Brian Wilson called him “the greatest drummer ever” in a tribute via Twitter, he wasn’t kidding.
How prolific was Blaine? Here are just 15 classic songs where he was featured on drums. These 15 songs alone make for an epic playlist, and there is a ridiculous amount of other incredible songs that feature Blaine.
The Ronettes - “Be My Baby”
Be My Baby: The Very Best Of The Ronettes Buy/Listen - https://LegacyRecordings.lnk.to/tr_bmb!bmb About the album: The definitive collection of hits by legendary group The Ronettes. Their enduring singles like "Be My Baby" and "Baby, I Love You" are untouchable - as perfect as pop singles can be.
The Beach Boys - “Good Vibrations”
Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group Good Vibrations · The Beach Boys Greatest Hits ℗ 2012 Capitol Records, LLC Released on: 2012-01-01 Producer: The Beach Boys Producer: Brian Wilson Associated Performer, Vocalist: Carl Wilson Associated Performer, Additional Vocals: Mike Love Associated Performer, Saxophone: Steve Douglas Associated Performer, Saxophone: Bill
Sonny & Cher - “I Got You Babe”
New Chanel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq1GdBjtzOE&t=5s
Paul Revere & the Raiders - “Kicks”
Music video by Paul Revere & The Raiders performing Kicks (audio). (C) 2016 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment http://vevo.ly/OXiAl8
Simon & Garfunkel - “Mrs. Robinson”
Simon & Garfunkel's official audio for 'Mrs. Robinson'. Click to listen to Simon & Garfunkel on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/SandGSpotify?IQid=... As featured on The Essential Simon & Garfunkel. Click to buy the track or album via iTunes: http://smarturl.it/SandGEssential?IQi... Google Play: http://smarturl.it/SandGMRGplay?IQid=... Amazon: http://smarturl.it/SandGAmazon?IQid=S...
Nancy Sinatra - “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’”
"These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" is a pop song musically composed by Lee Hazlewood and first written and recorded by Nancy Sinatra. It was released in February 1966 and hit #1 in the United States and United Kingdom Pop charts.
Johnny Rivers - “Secret Agent Man”
Johnny Rivers was born as John Ramistella and became Johnny Rivers because Allan Freed gave him this alias or atistic name. He get much success in 60's with this and other hits, like "Poor Side of Town". Johnny is one of the best of Rock & Roll all times ¡¡¡
The Byrds - “Mr. Tambourine Man”
Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment Mr. Tambourine Man · The Byrds / The Byrds Mr. Tambourine Man ℗ Originally released 1965. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment Composer, Lyricist: Bob Dylan / Bob Dylan 12-string Guitar, Vocal: Jim McGuinn Tambourine, Vocal: Gene Clark Vocal: David Crosby Bass Guitar, Vocal: Chris Hillman Drums: Michael Clarke Producer: Terry Melcher Auto-generated by YouTube.
Elvis Presley - “Return to Sender”
Music video by Elvis Presley performing Return To Sender (Audio). Originally released 1962. All rights reserved by RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Batman Theme Song
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The 5th Dimension - “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In”
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Neil Diamond - “Cracklin’ Rosie”
Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group Cracklin' Rosie · Neil Diamond Tap Root Manuscript ℗ 1970 Geffen Records Released on: 1972-01-01 Producer: Tom Catalano Producer: Neil Diamond Associated Performer, Recording Arranger: Don Randi Composer Lyricist: Neil Diamond Auto-generated by YouTube.
The Mamas & the Papas - “Monday, Monday”
Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group Monday, Monday · The Mamas & The Papas If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears ℗ 1966 Geffen Records Released on: 1966-01-01 Producer: Lou Adler Studio Personnel, Engineer: Bones Howe Associated Performer, Vocals: Denny Doherty Associated Performer, Vocals: Cass Elliot Associated Performer, Vocals, Guitar: John Philips Associated Performer, Vocals: Michelle Philips Associated Performer, Guitar: P.F.
Captain & Tennille - “Love Will Keep Us Together”
Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group Love Will Keep Us Together · Captain & Tennille Love Will Keep Us Together ℗ 1975 A&M Records Released on: 1975-01-01 Producer: Daryl Dragon Composer Lyricist: Neil Sedaka Composer Lyricist: Howard Greenfield Auto-generated by YouTube.
The Crystals - “Da Doo Ron Ron”
Original spector recordings, dubbed with orig accapella lead vocal dubbed with additional new backing track. 2 versions here, first is a stripped wall of sound, more vocals, 2nd is more beefy backing
Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.